Author Archives: Alissa

Cthulhu’s Revenge Premium Questline: M’nthster

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Just about finished with Cthulhu’s Revenge, well most of us have been finished for a while…but timewise, we’re just about finished.  Time to check out the awesome dialogue for this event!

First up, the M’nthster’s twisted family dialogue…

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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 back!  An all-new episode airs tonight!  Don’t forget to watch

Cthulhu’s Revenge mini-event is winding down.  Have you finished the prize track?  Thoughts on the mini-event overall?  What do you think Halloween will contain?

Speaking of Cthulhu’s Revenge…don’t forget Springfield Showoff this week!  Everything Fogbury!  Be sure to send in your submissions by Tuesday evening…

How’s your designing 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) 

And finally, how about the rest of your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?

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 52- EA’s Revenge

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Welcome to Addicts Live!  Unfortunately, YouTube has discontinued the software we use for Livestreaming the show, so we’re no longer live…in the sense that you can interact with us while we’re recording the show.  But we still wanted to bring you great TSTO content, in the form of our Podcast and video, so that’s exactly what we’ve done for you guys by pre-recording the show.

As much of a bummer is that we’re no longer doing the live stream, pre-recording it allows for some flexibility as to when we record, which means you’re more likely to get all the Addicts together for the show than before!  Great bonus! 🙂

So we hope you enjoy this week’s episode, as much as we enjoyed putting it together…

The Addicts Crew is back again this week with an all-new episode of Addicts Live! Join Alissa, Patric, and Safi as they breakdown the latest mini-event to hit TSTO (Cthulhu’s Revenge), the Simpsons Season 31 premiere, episode 666, and discuss what EA may have up its sleeve for Halloween.  Plus, there are some valuable life lessons about cold weather, shrinkage, streaming, and why we do what we do!
You won’t want to miss all the laughs this episode has to offer!

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

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Cthulhu’s Revenge Prize Breakdown: Cthulhu

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Well, no break for the Tappers, as it’s back-to-back mini-events in TSTO…not too shabby. Yesterday Cthulhu’s Revenge launched in Springfield, in what appears to be a mini-event precursor to Halloween!  Something to whet the appetite for what may be ahead in our games…at least we hope!

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Cthulhu’s Revenge 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 final prize, Cthulhu…

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Musings About Treehouse of Horror 2019

Happy Musings Thursday my friends! This week I’m finally musing about Halloween!  So before EA disappoints us again,  I’ve got some optimistic thoughts, so let’s get to ’em…

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The Sounds of TSTO: Cthulhu’s Revenge

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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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Showoff Announcement: Cthulhu’s Revenge

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It’s that time…calling all Addict Designers!  We’re getting ready to do the next Springfield Showoff, and with Cthulhu’s Revenge nearing the end, it’s time to show us what you’ve done with all the new stuff!   This time around I want to see what you’ve done with the Cthulhu’s Revenge items! (You know…the Oyster Table, Cemetery, Lighthouse, and Statue…you can even throw in the M’nthster items! (old and new))  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 Cthulhu’s Revenge inspired designs (by 8pm ET Tuesday, October 8th) and we’ll be putting up the Showoff post featuring your designs on Wednesday, October 9th. 

Remember, your designs can be anything and everything Cthulhu and M’nthster

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, October 8th, 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.) 

Build A Better Springfield: Welcome to the Neighborhood

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These days TSTO seems to be all about the downtime.  That dreaded word so many long-time players hate to see.  Let’s face it, these days even when there’s an event (or mini-event) going on there’s still LOADS of downtime in TSTO.  It’s funny because we used to crave downtime because the events were so intense we wanted time to figure out what to do with the items.  With event tasks becoming more mundane with every update, it can leave some Tappers frustrated at the shell of what TSTO used to be.

This game used to spark ingenuity, creativity, and fun with players.  If we wanted a design, or particular “look”, in Springfield we had to think of creative ways to make it happen, as we weren’t just given the item.  Things like drive-ins, parking garages, skyscrapers, and more…now they’re a staple in the game, but “back in the day” we used to have to come up with creative 3D designs to make these ideas come to life in our town.

It’s time to go back and see if we can reignite that creative TSTO spark for many of us…and bring back the reasons many of us fell in love with this game in the first place.

Over the next few weeks (or months), as time allows I’m going to be going back into our archives and breathing new life into design posts from 5-6 years ago.  Ideas to get the “creative juices” flowing.  Or, as Patric might say, this is my own version of DID…

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Cthulhu’s Revenge Prize Breakdown: Oyster Table to Cthulhu Monument

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Well, no break for the Tappers, as it’s back-to-back mini-events in TSTO…not too shabby. Yesterday Cthulhu’s Revenge launched in Springfield, in what appears to be a mini-event precursor to Halloween!  Something to whet the appetite for what may be ahead in our games…at least we hope!

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Cthulhu’s Revenge 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 prizes 1-4, the Oyster Eating Table, Fogbury Cemetary and Lighthouse, and the Cthulhu Monument…

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Introducing…The Addicts Shop!

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Super excited to announce something long time Addicts readers have been asking for, and something I’ve been working on for a while…The Addicts Shop!

It took a while to find the right shop to work with, and some of you may argue it took me too long, but we’ve finally launched an Addicts line of T-Shirts and Hoodies…including the Addicts Logo with our cartoons on it!   (which is the one y’all have been asking for the most)

You can shop our store, TSTOAddicts.com/shop, for a ton of fun shirts and hoodies…and I plan to constantly add more designs to the store.  Things that fit in with current events in the game, funny sayings from the community, and more…so be sure to check it out often!  Here are the current designs we’re offering…

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