Author Archives: Alissa

Addicts Housekeeping Note: Next Addicts Live

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Just popping in with a real quick scheduling change.  I know last weekend we said the next episode of Addicts Live would be this Saturday (May 27th), but unfortunately due to some scheduling conflicts that came up we’re going to have to cancel the next episode.

So there will be no new episode of Addicts Live this weekend.  As we approach the summer months we’re all hitting a bunch of weekend conflicts, so we’ll be back with a new episode (Live) on Saturday June 17th (don’t worry I’ll remind you again as it gets closer).

Sorry for the scheduling change and we hope y’all have an awesome weekend!  Look forward to seeing you on the next Live episode, June 17th.

P.S. Remember you can always view the older episodes of Addicts Live that you may have missed (or just want to watch again) on our Live page here.

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Should I Spend Donuts on Forgotten Anniversary Returning Content?

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It’s almost Marge and Homer’s anniversary and of course we can all ready assume Homer will forget all about it.  But with the anniversary celebration we got a little sneak peek at the next TSTO event…something to do with Time Travel.  And naturally a new update, no matter how small, brings premium items to our store…just tempting us to spend those sprinkles!

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks awesome because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add any of the Forgotten Anniversary discounted or returning premium items to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these throwbacks to your Springfield…

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Should I Spend Donuts on Heavenly Hills Mall?

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It’s almost Marge and Homer’s anniversary and of course we can all ready assume Homer will forget all about it.  But with the anniversary celebration we got a little sneak peek at the next TSTO event…something to do with Time Travel.  And naturally a new update, no matter how small, brings premium items to our store…just tempting us to spend those sprinkles!

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks awesome because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add Heavenly Hills Mall to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Heavenly Shopping to your town…

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In-Game Update: Time Traveling? Forgotten Anniversary?

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Well we’ve got ourselves a very little (and I mean very little) in-game update.  A little dialogue will appear and it’ll be followed by 1 free items and several premium items in the store.

While it’s not a yard sale…it is a short 1 week update (ends May 30th) to get us (likely) to the next major event…

Here are the details….

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Hey Addicts, Caption This!

Sometimes TSTO gives us humorous little moments when we capture our characters doing rather strange things.  These posts are all about those strange and funny moments!

When we can, we’ll be posting a Caption This! moment where we want you, the Addicts readers, to put on your writing caps and come up with what you think is happening in the screenshot. Post your captions in the comments below. We can’t wait to see how creative and funny you guys can be!

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This Caption This is brought to us by jcooley9….

So go ahead and caption away!

If you’ve got an image you’d like to submit for a “Caption this!” post, email it to us at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com you never know when yours might be next!

From the Mouths of Addicts: Task Master Quiz, Locations 2

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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!

For the last couple of months we’ve been posting fun quizes from Addicts reader cityscaper.  Quizzes that test your TSTO Knowledge.  And now that we once again have a little downtime cityscaper has come up with another fun quiz to test our TSTO knowldge.

So have a little fun and enjoy another Task Master quiz from cityscaper!

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Pin Pals and the Conform-O-Meter

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Today the Pin Pals mini event is slated to leave our Springfield’s, so I thought now would be a good time to look back at how all of the items added (new and old) for this mini event impact our Conform-O-Meters.

The Conform-O-Meter is an important part of Tapped-Out because it provides you with a bonus boost in your cash and  XP from everything you collect in the game.  When you achieve a 5-Star Town (it’s max rating) you will receive a 5% bonus on all money and XP collected in your town.  If you missed the previous Conform-O-Meter posts check here for the basics and here for how many points you’ll need to reach 5 stars.

While the Pin Pals mini event brought no changes to the Conform-O-Meter requirements, it did bring a few new and old buildings and decorations.  So let’s take a look at how all of the “goodies” impact our rating: Continue reading

Pin Pals Coming to an End…

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Just popping in with a friendly reminder that the Pin Pals mini event is set to leave our games tomorrow morning.  So finish up that prize track.  Make sure you grab everything you’re looking at from the stores (including Jacques and the Pin Pals), because come tomorrow morning it’ll be gone.

Remember, once the timer runs out you’ll no longer be able to purchase the items or complete the prize track.  You won’t be able to delay the timer on this one, since it was part of an in-game update not an app store update.  So be sure to get everything you want and finish the prize track (Pin Pals questline) BEFORE tomorrow morning, otherwise you’ll miss out.

Need a reminder about what was included in the store for this event?  Check out the rundown post here.  In addition to the rundown post you can find our Should I Buy coverage of the premium items here.

So what’s next?  Well if EA continues to follow their pattern of updates, we should expect to see a major (app store update required) event this week at some point.  OR (as I’ve theorized) we may see some kind of Spring Cleaning sale this week to get us into next week (and then a major event will hit).    In reality, no one (except EA) knows what’s going to happen next and when it’ll happen.  So for now let’s all just sit back, relax and wait to see what happens…

Oh and don’t forget to work on those Bowling designs for our Springfield Showoff this weekend

What were your thoughts on the Pin Pals mini event?  Ready for what’s next? What do you think we’ll see next? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

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…..

After a short 1 week hiatus, the Simpsons are back this week with an all new episode!  The Season 28 Finale.  What were your thoughts on Season 28 overall?  Ready for what Season 29 will bring?

The Pin Pals mini event is winding down, what do you think will hit our games next week?  Thoughts on the Pin Pals event overall?  Which items did you purchase?

How was the rest of your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting? I’m in Florida (Disney World) for a few more days…but if you’re interested you can check out photos from my trip (mostly of the Tiny Addict of course) on my Instagram Page… @AddictsAlissa

So chat about the Simpsons, TSTO, Update fun, or anything else you can think of!  Can’t wait to chat with you all, you know we love hearing from you!

Have Fun!  And happy Sunday!

Episode Reminder: Dogtown

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It’s almost Sunday and the Simpsons are back this week with an all new episode!

So here’s your official TSTO Addicts reminder…all new episode of The Simpsons, this Sunday, May 21st, with the Season 28 Finale on FOX….Dogtown

So what do The Simpsons have in store for us this week?  Here’s the episode information released from FOX:

“When Homer’s court case determines that a dog’s life is more valuable than a human’s is, the status of man’s best friend rises in Springfield. When the dogs recognize their new position of power, they assert their dominance over the humans.

So FOX didn’t put out any sneak peek YouTube videos this week, so here’s the preview they did offer:

Be sure to tune in tomorrow night to see all the fun!

As always after the episode airs we’ll have a full episode recap!

Are you excited for the new Episode?  What do you think will happen in the new episode? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!