Author Archives: Alissa

Where Did THAT Come From- The Robotics Lab, Brenda, Thai Food Factory, Cyborg Willie, and Killy

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In our silly lil game, we sometimes see things pop in that we have no clue as to their Origin. They seem familiar, but we just can’t pinpoint from where. So that is why we decided to make a fun lil reminder out of it. To let you know just Where Did THAT Come From?

For this post, we’re going to cover the “quick-blip” items that hit our pocket-sized towns during Act 3 of the Rise of the Robots Event.  Even though they’re all from different episodes, they’re all just a quick blip in the world of The Simpsons.  So, it’s time to examine where The Robotics Lab, Brenda, Thai Food Factory, Cyborg Willie, and Killy come from…hope you didn’t blink or you might’ve missed it!

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Gil’s Latest Gimmick: Details and Should You Buy Cyborg Willie and Killy the Killer Tractor?

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Ol’ Gil is back in Springfield! Always a pleasure to see our favorite salesman roaming the streets of Springfield! (hey EA, when the heck are you going to make Gil a playable character?!)

Anyway, Gil is back and, as always, he’s got another “deal” for us.   What’s the latest gimmick he’s peddling? Well, this one is a bit of a killer…

So let’s break down the details of this latest offer and determine if this deal is worth the donuts or if you should take a hard pass…

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Rise of the Robots Prize Guide: Act 3, Prizes 1-4 (Car Pos-i-Bots, Robotics Lab, and Giant Buzz Cola)

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It’s that time of the event…time for another fun and exciting prize post!  Yes, I know they’re your favorite, don’t even try to deny it.  Ok, you can deny it.  I think we probably feel the same way about these….but they still must be done! Otherwise, what else would I refer people back to when they ask what something does 6 months from now?  Act 3 of the Rise of the Robots event consists of 1 new building, 3 new decorations, and one new character.

So let’s take a look at the prizes on the Act 3 Prize Track: The Flanders Car Pos-i-bot, Simpson Car Pos-i-Bot, Springfield Robotics Lab, and Giant Buzz Cola Can (Bestimus Mucho (a full character) we’ll break down in another post)

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Should I Spend Donuts On the Brenda and the Thai Food Factory?

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The Robots are coming, the Robots are coming! Get ready for a dystopian Springfield, as the robots try to take over!  Can they be stopped?  It’s up to you to save Springfield in the latest event to hit our pocket-sized towns…Rise of the Robots! Of course, an all-new event means all-new premium content in our stores, just tempting us to drop those pink sprinkles!

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us to grab everything in sight 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 Brenda and the Thai Food Factory to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this completely random combo to your town…


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A Carnival Adventure…

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The Little Addicts are back this week with a new Adventure! On this week’s adventure, we took a trip to our local Fireman’s Fair, cousins in tow! It was nice to have a little normalcy back for the kiddos, and get on some rides! The Little Addicts had a blast!

You can check out the latest adventure here, and give it a “thumbs up“:

P.S. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!  The contest is still ongoing and we’re getting closer to the 1,000 subscriber mark where we start giving away prizes! Subscribe Here!

P.P.S. I explained the Little Addicts Adventures Vlogs in this post.  So check it out if you’re wondering what the heck is going on!

Addicts Want to Know: Site Theme Poll Question

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So for those who remember, a few weeks ago we had to make a theme change on the website because WordPress did some updates and the mobile view of our site completely disappeared.  Instead of getting the mobile version of the site on your phone, you’d get the desktop version…which would require you to zoom in to read posts etc.

Well, I’ll be honest…we’ve had this new theme for a few weeks and I’m not really happy with it.  I’m thinking about switching back to the old theme…which may (or may not) cause some issues for those using the mobile version of the site.  But, this time, before I do that I wanted to get YOUR opinion on it.  So please take a minute and answer the poll question below, and let me know if you want to switch back or if you like the current appearance of the site.

Thanks!

 

For those having trouble viewing the poll in this post, you can find the direct link to it here.

Rise of the Robots: Turbo Tappin’ Act 3 Who’s the Bot

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The Robots are coming, the Robots are coming! Get ready for a dystopian Springfield, as the robots try to take over!  Can they be stopped?  It’s up to you to save Springfield in the latest event to hit our pocket-sized towns…Rise of the Robots!  As always, loads of dialogue with this one, so be sure to read along to see what happens! And of course, I’ll be posting it as each week wraps up…

The Rise of the Robots Event follows the same event structure of the Multi-Events before it.  This event consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting just over a week (9 days) and taking us through a new part of the event!

For Act 3 we’re tasked with collecting circuit boards!  Each part of the story will unlock another prize themed for the third part of the story.  So let’s take a look at the details behind Act 3 and the Turbo Tappin’ Version for Who’s the Bot…

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Rise of the Robots Act 3 is Live! The Rundown and What You Need To Know

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The Robots are coming, the Robots are coming! Get ready for a dystopian Springfield, as the robots try to take over!  Can they be stopped?  It’s up to you to save Springfield in the latest event to hit our pocket-sized towns…Rise of the Robots!  As always, loads of dialogue with this one, so be sure to read along to see what happens! And of course, I’ll be posting it as each week wraps up…

Remember, this Act will still be playable until the event ends on May 12th.  However, Act 4 will start on May 4th (Note the Tuesday start date). 

Things kick off for Act 3 with some dialogue between Brockman, Marge, Homer, and Smashius…

Brockman: In a turn of events that surprised absolutely no one, Smashius Clay and his small robot army have begun to conquer and enslave Springfield’s human population. Join us after the break when I will reveal my feelings about our new robot overlords.
Marge: Homer, this is terrible!
Homer: Are you kidding? The robots canceled all “organized human activities”, including work! WOOHOO! Hashtag Team Robot!
Smashius Clay: Come, Homer Simpson! You are our slave now, and we’ll be putting you to work in pointless menial labor for our amusement!
Homer: Aw! What’d I do to deserve this?
Smashius Clay: Our friend the bear robot says you were “very handsy”.
Homer: But…he’s so furry! I couldn’t keep them to myself..

This triggers the Act 3  questline, Who’s the Bot, and is followed by a 4hr task for Homer, Marge, Bart, and Lisa, as well as a task to collect Act 3 Currency (115).  Who’s the Bot is the questline that will take you through unlocking all of this Act’s prizes.

Let’s take a look at what else is in store during Act 3…

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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…..

No new Simpsons this week, but don’t worry they’ll be back in a few weeks!

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

Another all-new episode of Addicts Live aired yesterday!  Safi and I were back to give our quick thoughts/reactions to Act 2 of Rise of the Robots.  You can check the episode out here.

Just in time too because Act 3 is slated to hit TODAY!  It’ll go live at 11am ET.

The Little Addicts were back this week with a brand new adventure!  You can check out the adventure here, and today we’re on a brand new adventure!  Be sure you check out the new video tomorrow! 🙂

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 73- The Robot Takeover Has Begun! Rise of the Robots Act 2 Quick Reactions

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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 give our quick reactions to Act 2 of the Rise of the Robots event! Hear our thoughts on what was great on the prize track and what EA could have done better, and why we think the Act 2 premium combo was just weird.  You don’t want to miss the fun, so join us for this quick reactions episode!

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

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