Author Archives: Alissa

The Sounds of TSTO: Blargsgiving (Thanksgiving 2020)

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Your senses can evoke powerful memories in you. The smell of saltwater can trigger you back to your youth spent at the beach, the touch of cotton can bring you back to memories of your mom, and hearing sounds of TSTO can bring back countless hours spent tap, tap, tapping away.

So let’s take a trip down memory lane via the sound effects of TSTO…

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Blargsgiving Mini-Event is Nearing the End…

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Just a quick reminder that tomorrow (Wednesday, December 2nd) marks the end of the Blargsgiving mini-event!  So,  if you haven’t already, finish up that prize track, purchase your last few premium items, and be prepared to see the mini-event leave our games tomorrow morning!

Note: Christmas/Winter and SNOW will likely be arriving soon.  So if you want to do some designing in your Springfield while it’s still green make sure you do it soon before the snow arrives.  Otherwise, you’ll be waiting until January…

And a note about the tokens. Do not assume they’ll carry over to another event.  Use them now or lose them.  The tokens earned with this event are only valid for the 2020 Gold Mystery Box, and won’t be valid for a future Mystery Box.  Visually they look like a standard token, but they’re coded to only be valid for the 2020 Gold Mystery Box.  So DO NOT try to carry them over thinking you can use them on another box.  If you’re done with the Gold Box just convert to donuts.

What are your overall thoughts on the mini-event?  Have you enjoyed it?  Or did you feel like it was a bit lame?  Where have you placed the prizes? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

P.S. I’m going to give one more reminder about the Blargsgiving/Thanksgiving/Black Friday Showoff!  Please send in your submissions by 8pm ET tonight to be included with tomorrow’s Showoff Post.  

Blargsgiving Full Dialogue: Cranberry Calamity

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The clock is ticking down on the Blargsgiving mini-event.  As the event winds down it’s time to take a look back at the dialogue for this event, just in case you missed it while tapping to fast!  So here’s the full dialogue for the Blargsgiving mini-event main questline…

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Addicts Open Thread

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It’s that time of the week again, time for the Addicts Weekly Open Thread!  So, let’s get the conversation going!  Oh and remember…just because this is posted here today doesn’t mean you can’t comment on it all week long.  This open thread will still be open for comments long after today is over!

Here’s where you can talk about anything you want to talk about…TSTO Related, Simpson’s Related or ANYTHING.  Just no Add me requests…those should go here.  We’ll give you a few suggestions (like most Sunday’s you can talk about the current episode of the Simpsons) but for the most part, you’re free to talk about ANYTHING your little Tapping Fingers desire…just keep it PG.

So, here is your Open Thread…..

Simpsons are all new tonight with a brand new episode at 8pm on FOX.

Thanksgiving weekend is nearing a close and so is Blargsgiving in TSTO. How was your Thanksgiving? (We fried our Turkey for the first time this year,  it was delicious!) Have you enjoyed Blargsgiving? Ready for Christmas?  Snow in TSTO?

How’s your Springfield design coming?  What are you doing with your town? Share some photos in the comments below! (If you need a refresher on how to add photos to the comments check out this post)  (don’t forget the Thanksgiving themed showoff this week.  Submissions are due on Tuesday.  More details here)

Any weekend excitement going on in your neck of the woods?  Holiday decorating?  Our halls are decked, the kids fought over who got to put which ornament on the tree.   They all ended up in one clump on the front of the tree… making memories.  Of course I happily fixed it later in the day. (And they only broke one…)

So chat about the Simpsons, TSTO, Update fun, or anything else you can think of! (Just no politics, it never ends well)  Can’t wait to chat with you all, you know we love hearing from you!

Have Fun!  And happy Sunday!

From the Mouths of Addicts: The State of the Game

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Welcome to another edition of From the Mouths of Addicts, where YOU get to sound off on anything and everything in the world of Tapped Out!  It’s been quite a while since we last had a From the Mouths of Addicts Post, but there’s no time like the present right?

This email came in from Blue Drogo about his thoughts on the current state of TSTO, from a long time Tapper perspective.  I read his email and just thought it was well thought out and deserved to be spotlighted on the site.  

So without further ado here’s Blue Drogo -Alissa 

Hi fellow tappers,

I have been playing this game for 8 years now and I wanted to share my thoughts as an experienced player and how I think EA has been letting users down.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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It’s finally Turkey Day here in the US!  And you know what that means…Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Apple and Pumpkin pie, football, stretchy pants, and insane sales at the mall!

You may notice things a little quiet around here today (you can always check out the details of the Blargsgiving Event here, as we take the day to celebrate the holiday with our families.  Although…..Super Safi will likely be lurking around the comments, as Canadians celebrated Thanksgiving last month.  So like a lot of you, Safi will be working today too!

However, we couldn’t let a day dedicated to being thankful go by without a special THANK YOU to YOU…our AMAZING readers!  We are so thankful for each and every one of you that take the time to read our posts and comment.  So from Patric, Wookiee, Safi and myself…THANK YOU!!  You guys rock and we couldn’t do this without you!

Here at Addicts, we’ve all been blessed in so many ways and we hope you have too! In this year from Hell all around the world, please take a moment to remember you are not alone and, despite what the world may be telling you, you have a lot to be thankful for…even if it doesn’t always seem that way. 

Happy Thanksgiving Tappers (whether you celebrate or not, we all celebrate through TSTO)!

Blargsgiving Premium Dialgoue: Blarg Alien

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Turkey time in Springfield and this time the cranberry sauce is fighting back!

This mini-event ushered in one new premium character to help navigate this event.  The Blarg Alien is an all-new premium character for Springfield, who not only helps earn event currency but also comes with a short questline.

So let’s take a look at the Blarg Alien’s questline, Blargity Blarg Blarg!  Here’s the full dialogue for Blargity Blarg Blarg…


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Showoff Announcement: Blargsgiving/Thanksgiving 2020

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It’s that time…calling all Addict Designers!  We’re getting ready to do the next Springfield Showoff, and this time around I want to see what you’ve done with the Blargsgiving/Thanksgiving (and Black Friday) stuff! With new and old buildings and decorations arriving with this event, show me how you fit them into your Springfield!   So prep those towns…because we want to see what you’ve done with your Springfield!

As always please remember to limit it to 1-2 of your favorite areas/photos…we can’t show your whole town, unless you want to send in your entire town via town portrait.

So use this time to polish up your town and show us how creative you can be!  Send in your Thanksgiving-ish designs (by 8pm ET Tuesday, December 1st) and we’ll be putting up the Showoff post featuring your designs on Wednesday, December 2nd.

Remember, your designs can be anything and everything from Blargsgiving, Black Friday or Thanksgivings past, and how you worked it into your Springfield

So grab some screenshots of your town, or finish up those designs…just make sure to send your submissions in by about 8pm ET Tuesday, December 1st, can’t wait to see what YOU have come up with.

You can send your designs in two ways…either post a link to the image in the comments on this post or you can email them to us at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com.  We won’t be pulling images from anywhere else, so please if you want to be featured either submit in the comments below or email your images to us.

Note: PLEASE try to limit your submissions to only 1-2 of your favorite screenshots.  We like to try and let everyone showoff their town but it becomes difficult when some of you are sending in 7-10 images.  Pick your favorite areas and send them in (or if you stitch photos together, that works too).  We’ll try our best to get EVERYONE in, but please understand that sometimes we miss a photo or two.  If we miss you one week, we’ll try really hard to make sure we get you in the next week.  You’re always welcome to showoff your town, at any time, on our Flickr page.  We know a lot of you have awesome towns that you want to show off, but please try to stick with this week’s theme.  Remember, this isn’t a contest.  There’s nothing to win.  It’s just a fun way to showoff your town and get some design inspiration from your fellow Addicts.  🙂   

Do you want to be featured on the next Springfield Showoff?  Post your images  in the Comments below or email us your screenshots at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com. We can’t wait to see YOUR designs! (Need help with images, just ask.) 

Blargsgiving Prize Guide: Jelly Monster

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Turkey time in Springfield and this time the cranberry sauce is fighting back!

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Cranberry Calamity questline, you’ll have to earn  via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

So let’s take a look at the lone new character on the prize track, the Jelly Monster…


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Blargsgiving Prize Guide: Swapper Jack’s, Time Travel Delivery Service, Giant Can of Jelly, & Humanity’s Hope

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Turkey time in Springfield and this time the cranberry sauce is fighting back!

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Cranberry Calamity questline, you’ll have to earn  via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

So let’s take a look at the building and decoration prizes for this mini-event (we’ll cover the Jelly Monster in another post), Swapper Jack’s, Time Travel Delivery Service, Giant Can of Jelly, & Humanity’s Hope…


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