Category Archives: 3D

Tapped Out on Christmas: What to Tap Now? 2D/3D Part 1

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Back with another edition of Tapped Out on Christmas!  I’ve been noticing more and more in the comments many tappers asking what’s next?  You’ve completed the Gift Card prizes (although if you haven’t…don’t panic you still have plenty of time…until next Tuesday (the 14th) to be exact), won all of the wheel prizes (again if you haven’t don’t panic…or feel one of the F words…you still have plenty of time) and you have no clue what to do until the next update.

And now we’ve gotten word that the Christmas Event has been EXTENDED another week!  What’s an Addicted Tapper to do?

Should you still be tapping Neighbor-eeno’s houses with Gift Cards?  Should you still be dropping gift bags?  Should you still be tapping your own presents?  Well over the next couple of days we’re going to take a look at things you can do to prevent yourself from becoming Tapped Out on Christmas and still keep your head in the game.

Today’s tip?  Trying your hand at 2D & 3D Creations!tstoaddicts2dtappedoutonchristmas

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Weekend Update November 10th-16th

Well hello there. Having a fun week yet? I know I am. Alissa came back, tried to lock me in the basement again…but no one knows I found the firework stash. How can you keep a furry Bunny locked up? Here goes nothin. Shhhhhh. kaBOOOOOM! FREEDOM!! Lol


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3D Bumper Cars (Kinda)

So I decided to do something just a tad bit different for this weeks 3D. The image I am creating does not have multiple levels, but it still gives an appearance of coming out of the screen in a very subtle way.



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Should I Spend Donuts on the Wailing Wall and Spooky Wall

With all of the Halloween premium items that are limited-time it may be overwhelming trying to decide which items to buy and what to pass on. With that limited-time label on items I know it can be tempting to just buy everything you can. But, have no fear! That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth your donuts & what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the Wailing Wall to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button, let’s break down the Pros and Cons of adding this store to your Springfield.

 Wailing Wall
Donut Price: 50 Donuts
Unique?: No

-Another spooky looking decoration for your town.
-You can add as many as you want to your town.
-Animation of faces pressing out through the wall.
-Releases Ghosts. 6 ghosts every 12 hours.
-Limited-Time Decoration.  Would look really cool as something to compliment/decorate with alongside the other Halloween items you have acquired in your town.

-You already got one for free if you logged into your account on 10/31/2013 (USA).
-Does not come with unlock quests
-No interaction with other characters and/or animals in Springfield
-Once event is over, it will really only be a decoration (unless EA allows it to continue to generate in game cash).

Final Thought:
For those holding on tight to their precious donuts, I say this one isn’t worth it for me. 50 donuts is a lot to spend on a simple single decoration wall. The 2D/3D artist in me sees the value of designing with it, but the donut hoarder in me sees it as a waste at the high cost. So, unless you’ve already purchased all of the other premium characters/buildings or you’re a completest, I would really wait on this one and save your donuts to decide towards the end of the event if you really want it.

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Wondering if you should also add the Spooky Wall to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button, let’s break down the Pros and Cons of adding this store to your Springfield.


Decoration: Spooky Wall
Donut Price: 1 Donut
Unique?: No

-Adds 0.05% bonus money and XP to all jobs.
-Unique looking wall to decorate with.
-Least expensive decoration of those offered for the event.
-Limited-Time Decoration.

-No animation
-Does not come with unlock quests
-No interaction with other characters and/or animals in Springfield

Final Thought:
For those holding on tight to their precious donuts, this one is a difficult choice. I do like the extra multiplier you get for each one. The 2D/3D artist in me sees the design value in it. But also knowing just how many pieces it does take to make an item, several will be required to accomplish the task. (I normally use between 50+ walls in my designs). So, unless you’ve already purchased all of the other premium characters/buildings or you’re a completest, I would really wait on this one and save your donuts to decide towards the end of the event if you really want it. Then stockpile a ton if you do, especially if you plan on creating something cool with them.

Weekend Update: October 27th-November 2nd, 2013

WHOA…Hi…ummmm…is this thing on? So apparently those who normally do the weekend update have seemed to vanish. Disappeared into thin air. POOF! Huh? What do you mean “what is all that shouting and banging from the basement?” I hear nothing. Nope. Not a thing. Nothing tra la la.

weekend update

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3D 101: Outdoor Theater

Hey there Addicterinos!

Bunny apparently got grounded in the basement so I get to show you how to make a 3D this week.  There really is nothing quite like using decorations to “trick” the eye into believing there is something extra.

For this week.  I’m gonna show you the build process for an outdoor theater.

Wookiee Theater

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3D 101- H.S. Football Field

Well hello there all you crazy people. Did you miss me yet? NO??!!! Pssssh. LIES. You know you did. 🙂

Well since I think the majority of the Halloween Event is running down, the Level 36 surprise just smacked us upside our heads, and it is getting to that time where a lil fun should be had. So I am sneaking back in (shhhhh don’t tell Alissa and El Hefe I got out of the basement) and dropping another 3D 101 in all your laps. Don’t drop it, OK?

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Vote for your Favorite Spooky 2D!

Voting is now closed.  We will announce the winners soon!  Thank you to everyone that voted!  
Now that the top 5 winners for the Addicts Spooky 2D Contest have been announced it’s time to vote for your favorite, as the winners will be decided by you the readers of TSTO Addicts!  So be sure to vote for your favorite and tell your friends to vote too!

Here’s how voting will work….

Find the 2D you like & how it’s named and vote for it in the poll below!  It’s that simple!  Please keep in mind…all results will be hidden until the contest is over and the winner is announced.  So just be sure to vote for your favorite to help them win the grand prize of 300 donuts!  (don’t forget 2nd and 3rd place are up for grabs too!)

Here are the choices:

Region Capture
Bat, Pumpkin & Ghost

Frankenstein & Spider



Broken-down Washer Pumpkin

Good Luck to all of our Top 5 Winners!!

Remember voting ends at 11:59pm EST on October 14th!

Addicts Spooky 2D Contest Top 5 Are….

Hi Diddly Ho There Tappers!

In case you’ve been living under a rock…or nuclear waste…for the last few weeks here at Addicts we’ve been hosting a Spooky 2D Contest where the winners receive free DONUTS (in the form of gift cards)!  You can find out all of the details here  And the time has come to announce the top 5 and winners of $0.99 gift cards (woohoo premium scratchers)!

First, we’d like to say thank you to EVERYONE who submitted a 2D design.  Your designs were AMAZING and we know for many of you it was your first attempt at a 2D design.  So great work everyone!  

We’d also like to say that just because you’re not mentioned in the top 5 doesn’t mean you’re out of it completely!  Don’t forget we still have Category prizes to award!  The Category winners will be announced when we announce the grand prize winner on October 15th!

We also plan on having more contests in the very near future, not necessarily 2D related either, so be sure to keep checking back for more chances to win great prizes!

We had a lot of AMAZING entries and had a hard time deciding on the top 5, but the Addicts team has finally decided on the Top 5 entries and they are….. Continue reading

Weekend Update: September 15th-21st


Happy Weekend Everyone!  As always it’s been a busy week here at Addicts & if you’ve missed any of the great posts this week, here’s your chance to catch up!

-Last weekend we celebrated our 1 month anniversary of TSTOAddicts and thanked our AMAZING readers and supporters.  If you missed our Thank You Post you can find it here.

-We also introduced a new column here at TSTO Addicts, You Might Be An Addict.  You can check out that hilarious post here.

-Last Sunday saw many Tappers without access to Tapped Out, as EA was doing server maintenance.  So naturally the Addicts Team had you  covered all week with complete coverage of the game being down, and what you can do about it.  You can check out information about the server being out last Sunday here, what to do if your game is telling you to create a new account here, and what to do if you’re asked “Is This Your Springfield” and it’s not here

-On Monday we had our weekly poll question, asking you if Patty and Selma were worth the wait.  Well the results are in and almost 50% of you said you have no real opinion you just love Tapped Out!  In second place was Yes!  It was exactly what you wanted & in 3rd place was Yes!  Nothing like you expected but you love it anyway.  You can check out the full poll results here

-Bunny was a busy 2D artist this week when she announced the winners of her Sideshow Bob challenge.  She also reveled the 2D prize she created for Mags here

-Wookiee also had his amazing 2D talents on display this week with another 2D How To, this time it broke down El Barto for aspiring 2D Artists.  He also reveled his 2D created for Laura Mac, who won his 2D Challenge from last week.  You can check out Wookiee’s Yoda here

-Of course we added some more info about Level 35.  Including: How Level 35 Impacts the Conform-O-Meter, If you should spend donuts on the DMV Limo, and just where the DMV limo comes from (and what you can do with it too!).

-We also broke down the details on how to maximize your Indolence rating on your Conform-O-Meter

-Bunny had class in session for 3D Thursday breaking down the basics in building a 3D structure for your town.  You can check out her 3D How to here

-Friday saw another bi-monthly meeting of TSTO Anonymous with group leader Wookiee.  Check out how he has no social life here!

-Of course we were hard at work on some of the basics too.  We’ve added several new walkthroughs to our Walkthrough Page and completely updated  our Ultimate Premium Guide!

Well another week is in the books here at TSTOA Addicts and it sure has been a busy one! We promise, as long as you keep reading and EA keeps updating…we’ll keep posting!

Be sure to check Addicts everyday for your daily dose of all things Tapped Out! (you can also subscribe to our blog to receive emails when new posts hit!)  Oh and don’t forget about our Spooky 2D Contest where you can win DONUTS!  (in the form of gift cards for your gaming platform of choice) Only 8 days left to enter your design!

Enjoy your weekend everyone!