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The Sounds of TSTO: Northward Bound

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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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Northward Bound Full Dialogue: A Fail of Two Cities and Brave New World

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Happy December!  You know what that means?  Christmas is starting now… Although before we can talk Christmas, we need to wrap up the Northward Bound mini-event.  So…

We’re in the final few hours of the Northward Bound mini-event, and now that it’s nearly over it’s time to take a look back at all the fun dialogue from this mini-event…just in case you missed it by tapping too fast!

So here’s a look back at the full dialogue for the main questlines of the Northward Bound mini-event…

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I’m Back And A Little Update…

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Feels like it’s been a while since I’ve said that, two weeks to be exact.  Did you miss me? I missed you guys.

Safi did an AMAZING job filling in for me while I was away, with his busy travel/work schedule I know it wasn’t easy for him but he knocked it out of the park in my absence!  And, for the most part, you all were extremely respectful and helpful!  And for both of those things, I am extremely grateful to Safi and this amazing community!

So where have I been?  What took me away for two weeks? Contrary to popular belief…I was not in fact on vacation.  Sorry CJ Disney was, unfortunately, not where I spent the last two weeks. 

I’ve been keeping a secret from you guys for quite a while now, and it’s finally time to let the cat out of the bag….

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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 Northward Bound Event here, as we take the day to celebrate the holiday with our families.  Although…..Super Safi will likely be around, 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 Wookiee, Safi and myself…THANK YOU!!  You guys rock and we couldn’t do this without you!

And I (Alissa) am extremely grateful for Safi for covering this event so well and allowing me to take my first true break from the site in 8 years. Sure I’ve taken vacations before but I’ve always has posts in “the hopper” for my time away, this time I left Safi with nothing…because the event hadn’t hit when I left…and he really stepped up! I’ll be back in a few more days…so try not to miss me too much! 😉

Here at Addicts, we’ve all been blessed in so many ways and we hope you have too! Although it’s been a crazy couple of years all around the world, I encourage you to 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)!

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…..

Some things you may have missed this week around the Addicts Site:

The Simpsons are back this week with a brand new episode!  What do you think will happen this week?

ICYMI Addicts Live was back yesterday with a THOH XXXII Wrap Up episode!  Saf and I gave our thoughts and then spent a lot of time sharing your opinions about the update.  Check it out here if you missed it!

Now that the THOH Event is over, it’s time to look towards what’s new!  EA gave us some SPOILER details on the next mini-event for TSTO, which will launch on Wednesday 11/17.  You can check out that spoiler post here if you missed it (or just want to look at it again).

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)  

Any weekend excitement going on in your neck of the woods? Have anything fun planned?

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!

Episode 83- The Dinos Are Once Again Extinct! THOH XXXII Event Wrap-Up

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Welcome to Addicts Live!  We hope you enjoy this week’s episode, as much as we enjoyed putting it together…

The Addicts Crew is back again with an all-new, episode of Addicts Live! Join Alissa and Safi as we wrap up the 2021 Treehouse of Horror event. We give our final reviews of the event overall, share our good, bad and ugly moments, and share our predictions for what we think might be next in TSTO. Plus, we share YOUR comments and grades on this event. So join us for all the fun as we finally send those dinos packing!

You can download this episode from Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or listen to it below!


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Post Event Collection Issues (No Syringes/DNA/etc)

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Just a very quick note on trying to collect event currency post-event ending…it’s currently NOT an option for many players.  The timer has run out, and the collection has ceased.  Instead of getting Syringes (or other act currency) you earn cash, thus preventing you from unlocking that last prize you were working on.

While it sucks, it’s not completely unexpected.  The event is over.  The timer has run out, and thus the ability to collect currency has ended.  That’s why I literally say, on every single event is ending post for the last 8+ years, do not count on getting borrowed time.  Finish the event before the timer runs out, to prevent these issues.

Is this a glitch?  Possibly.  It’s also possible it’s just part of the coding.  Your best bet is to contact EA about it.  There is currently nothing we can do, or tell you to do to fix it.  If you contact EA they may be able to do something about it, but they’re currently the only ones who potentially could fix the issue.  There’s no quick fix on our end we can help you with.

For those stuck with the task in their task book, wondering if it’ll go away.  Hopefully.  Hopefully, when the next event hits it’ll clear that task off your task book, but again all we can tell you to do is wait and be patient.  Other than that, the next option is to contact EA.

Sorry if you’re in this situation, and sorry there’s nothing we can do to help you with it!

Hey Addicts, Caption This!

First I want to be a mom for a moment.  Today is the original Tiny Addict’s (Riley) 6th birthday!  Those of you who have been around for a long time, can you believe she’s 6 already?!  So Happy Birthday Riley! 

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!

Hey Addicts… Caption This!

This Caption This! image is brought to us by CrankyOldGuy…

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 you never know when yours might be next!

The Sounds of TSTO: Treehouse of Horror XXXII

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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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Next Update in TSTO?! Mini-Event SPOILERS!

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Well in yet another surprising twist…EA has sent us a spoiler packet for the next MINI-EVENT in TSTO.  That…never happens.  But they’re REALLY excited about this one, and honestly after looking through the packet, I can see why!  This looks like it could be the mini-event of the year, for sure, and possibly the best mini-event since…well, ever.  We shall see.

Anyway, they literally sent us the spoiler packet about 30 minutes ago and then gave us the greenlight to share the spoilers with you guys. (of course it took me a little bit of time to write this up)  So, unfortunately, no time for a spoiler video (given that I’m at work, and Safi is traveling)…BUT I’m still able to do a spoiler post.

For those who just want a couple of basics, without getting all of the spoilers…here are those basics:

-This is a mini-event.  From what the packet says, it’ll start on November 17th at 9am ET.  (1400 UTC)  Note the 2 hour earlier start time.
-Because it’s a mini-event it’ll run for 2 weeks, and it ends December 1st.  (also at 9am ET, 1400 UTC)
-Standard mini-event.  1 prize track, 1 premium character combo (150 donuts for the combo)
-You’ll need to be at or above Level 15 for this to trigger.
-Characters needed are: Homer, Bart, Lisa, Marge, Grampa, Wiggum, Moe, Quimby, and new Premium character with the event.  (that’s just to earn currency.  I don’t have details on questline just yet)
-There will be a Black Friday special.  Similar to last year it’ll be a prize track where you need to purchase donuts (with real life cash) to unlock special NEW prizes.
-There will be a Gold Mystery Box, with returning items in it.  However, it looks like you can only get the tokens for it via the Black Friday Track.  This will be something we’ll have to look into once the files hit.
-At the moment, I don’t know if the other (traditional/returning content) Black Friday Mystery Boxes will be returning.
-There will be NEW LAND with this mini-event
-There will also be an item limit expansion (by 1,000) with this mini-event.  New total will be 15,000.
-And finally, there is a “twist” element to this event.  Where you’ll need to do something to complete something else.  So for those looking for something more to do then just tap…it’s coming with this mini-event.

Now, here’s your official warning….SPOILERS AHEAD!  If you don’t want to know, don’t click below…

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