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Episode 75- The Robots Have Been Defeated, Rise of the Robots Event Wrap-Up

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The Addicts Crew is back again with an all-new, episode of Addicts Live! Join Alissa and Safi as we wrap up the Rise of the Robots 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 defeat the robots!

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Here’s the chart we talked about in the video…since recording a few more people voted changing the totals slightly…

Also, we missed Santos L Halper’s feedback comment when recording (it came in after we recorded), so here’s what Santos had to say…

I gave the event a mid B grade, it was good but not great. There was some areas of it that I think EA did well on, other areas that I think EA didn’t do well and things I think EA needed to improve on for the event.

Pros:

*Great dialogue for the characters and the event’s questlines.

*Great character animations and tasks (IMO, Chief Knockahomer, Frink Jr., Bestimus Mucho, Carnage Destructicus and Love Bot had the best visual tasks).

*Some great buildings including the Robot Rumble Arena and Studio, Springfield Robotics Laboratory and The Prodigy Barn.

*Some good decorations (IMO, Flanders and Simpson Car Pos-i-bots, Chocobots, ATM Pos-i-bot, Squishee Machine and Hot Dog Cooker Bots were pretty cool decorations).

*Most of the event is based on 2 episodes instead of everything being picked out from many different episodes.

*Bestimus Mucho and Carnage Destructicus have permanent tasks at the Seething Sisters (a building that originally didn’t have permanent tasks there).

*Most of the event’s content is from the same 2 episodes.

Cons:

*Some of the decorations should’ve been characters including Smashius Clay, Chocobots, ATM Pos-i-bot, Squishee Machine and Hot Dog Cooker Bots.

*Act 4 was the weakest act in terms of content since a building, costume and 3 decoration prizes isn’t the best way to end the event.

*No visual tasks at the Robot Rumble Arena.

*Robot Rumble Announcers don’t earn 2x the amount of a premium character (like Sherri & Terri) from tasks.

*Love Bot, Brenda and Carnage Destructicus don’t have a permanent task at the Mr. Sparkle Factory, Thai Food Factory and Human Foosball Table (the items they come with).

*Bestimus Mucho and Carnage Destructicus don’t use the Human Foosball Table for a joint visual task.

*No mystery box tokens on the prize track.

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Improvements: (mostly improvements of my cons)

*More Pos-i-bots could have been added as characters including Melody, Sex Toy, Snooze, Three-Way, Kitchen Bots, Nacho Machine Bot.

*The 3 Act 4 prize decorations (ATM Pos-i-bot, Squishee Machine and Hot Dog Cooker Bots) could’ve been bundled as one prize.

**The final prize of the event could’ve been Smashius Clay (as a character with tasks) or the Human Foosball Table & Carnage Destructicus (Killy and Cyborg Willie would’ve also been the premium for Act 4 instead of a Gil deal).

*Chief Knockahomer, Ralph-O-Cop, and Smashius Clay could’ve fought against each other or random robots in the Robot Rumble Arena (Chief Knockahomer’s task “Pick on Little robots” could’ve also been done in the arena if people bought it and outside the arena if people didn’t buy it).

*Give the Robot Rumble Announcers 2x the amount of a premium character from tasks like Sherri & Terri.

*Give the Robot Rumble Announcers a visual task in the Robot Rumble Arena.

*Give Love Bot and Brenda a task/tasks at the Mr. Sparkle Factory and Thai Food Factory.

*Give Carnage Destructicus and Bestimus Mucho a visual task at the Human Foosball Table called “Play Foosball”.

*The mystery box tokens could’ve been included on the prize track along with the prize buildings, and decorations (like they were in the Christmas event).

Overall, I thought it was an okay event but not the best event.

In terms of content it was good in the first 3 acts and the last act being a bit of a let down also it isn’t a great way to end the event with a decoration as a prize. I still believe the final prize of an event should’ve been a character and that with this event Smashius Clay as a character should’ve been the final prize instead of them being a decoration that does nothing.

In terms of story, it was pretty good to go from robots fighting each other to robots taking over Springfield.

In terms of formatting, I think EA should go back to 4 weeks per event instead of 5 weeks per event. I hope the next event has some tweaks to the formatting since there hasn’t really been any changes to it since last year.

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Share Your Overall Thoughts About the Rise of the Robots Event…

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We’re gearing up to record our final Addicts Live where we talk about the Rise of the Robots event, time to wrap it up with a pretty bow!  We’d love to get your input for the show! So in the comments below share your thoughts about the Rise of the Robots Event as a whole.  What did you like about it? Hate about it?  You know your Good, Bad, and Ugly.  Also, let us know what you wish they did differently, and what you think we might see next in Springfield!

Also, if you can take a minute to answer the poll question below…

For those having trouble viewing the form, you can find the direct link to it here

I LOVE having y’all participate in Addicts Live, that’s what makes the show so fun, so please let us know what you think and we’ll share your thoughts on Addicts Live next Saturday!

Also, do you want to join us to share your Act 4/Event thoughts in-person (well over Skype) on the next Addicts Live?  We use Skype to record (so you must have a Skype account), and we record on Thursday evenings usually about 8pm ET.  If you think you want to join us, shoot us an email at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com.  Can’t promise we’ll get everyone that signs up into the show, but we’ll do our best to make it work. 🙂

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Episode 74- Pos-i-bots to the Rescue? Rise of the Robots Act 3 Quick Reactions

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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 3 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 this is the best Act of the event.  And as an added bonus, you’ll hear Alissa’s crazy theories about EA, the writers, and the bizarre premium combos! You don’t want to miss the fun, so join us for this quick reactions episode!

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

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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!

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Episode 72- Burger Kings

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The Addicts Crew is back again with an all-new, episode of Addicts Live! Join Alissa and Safi as they break down the latest episode of The Simpsons, Burger Kings. They give their thoughts on the episode, Season 32, and share what items they wish would come to TSTO! You don’t want to miss the fun!

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Episode 71- The Robots Are Coming! Rise of the Robots Act 1 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 give our initial reactions to the brand new Rise of the Robots TSTO Event! Hear our thoughts on the prize track, premium items, calendars, and opportunities EA missed! Plus you’ll find out why we say the best is yet to come with this event! You don’t want to miss the fun, so join us for this quick reactions episode!

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Episode 70- The Mega Simpsons Episode

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The Addicts Crew is back again with an all-new, episode of Addicts Live! Join Alissa and Safi as we break down the 5 most recent episodes of The Simpsons. We talk all things “Wad Goals”, “Yokel Hero”, “Do Pizza Bots Dream About Electric Guitars”, “Manger Things” (the 700th episode) and
“Uncut Femmes”. Plus we share what content we’d love to see cross over to TSTO and share community feedback about the episodes! So grab your popcorn and join us as we talk about everyone’s favorite yellow family!

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Share Your Overall Thoughts About the Latest Episodes of The Simpsons…

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We’re gearing up to record a big Addicts Live this week!  This will be the episode where we’ll be talking all things The Simpsons!  We’re going to discuss all the episodes that have run in the last few weeks since “Diary Queen”…so we’ll be talking:

“Wad Goals”
“Yokel Hero”
“Do Pizza Bots Dream About Electric Guitars”
“Manger Things” (the 700th episode)
“Uncut Femmes” 

And we would LOVE to get your input for the show!  So in the comments below share your thoughts about any of those episodes.  You can talk about one of them or all 5 of them.  Share what you liked about them, hated about them, etc.  Anything that’s on your mind! 🙂

I LOVE having y’all participate in Addicts Live, that’s what makes the show so fun, so please let us know what you think and we’ll share your thoughts on Addicts Live this Saturday!

Also, because of some scheduling conflicts…Saf and I are going to record this one a few days earlier than we usually do.  So we’re going to record TOMORROW (Tuesday) evening.  So, unfortunately, we don’t have as much time as we usually do to grab your thoughts.  But any comments posted to this post BEFORE Tuesday evening will for sure make it in the episode!

Also, we’re planning on finally having you guys join Addicts Live directly!  I was hoping to start it with this episode, BUT because of the tight timeline with this episode, I don’t think it’s fair on anyone to do that.  But we will have lots of opportunities to do so starting as soon as next week. So, if you’re interested in joining an episode of Addicts Live (this would mean you would be on with both video and audio), look for a post with a signup soon! Note: we generally record on Thursday evenings around 8pm ET.  

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Episode 69- Springfield Choppers Wrap Up and Predictions About the Next TSTO Event

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The Addicts Crew is back again with an all-new, episode of Addicts Live! Join Alissa and Safi as they wrap up the Springfield Choppers mini-event! We give our good, bad, and ugly moments…which may surprise you…and share our letter grades for the event. Plus, we make predictions and share conspiracy theories about the next update in TSTO and share community feedback on the Springfield Choppers Event! So don your tinfoil hat and join us for this fun little episode!

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Here’s the results of the Springfield Choppers Event Grade.  Note that a few people voted after we recorded Addicts Live, so the % on this graph is a little different than what we talked about on the show…

Share Your Overall Thoughts About Springfield Choppers…

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I know we’re still about a week away from the end of the Springfield Choppers mini-event, BUT we’re gearing up to record the Addicts Live Springfield Choppers wrap-up, time to put a pretty bow on it!   We’d love to get your input for the show! So in the comments below share your thoughts about the Springfield Choppers Mini-Event as a whole.  What did you like about it? Hate about it?  You know your Good, Bad, and Ugly.  Also, let us know what you wish they did differently, and what you think we might see next in Springfield!

Also, if you can take a minute to answer the poll question below…

For those that have trouble viewing the embedded version, here’s the direct link to the poll.

Also as a note for those who are looking forward to sharing input about the most recent episodes of The Simpsons.  Next week we’re going to do an episode where we talk about all the episodes since “Diary Queen”…so “Wad Goals”; “Yokel Hero”; “Do Pizza Bots Dream About Electric Guitars”; “Manger Things” (the 700th episode); and the new episode that airs this week.  So look for a post similar to this early next week to share your thoughts! 🙂

I LOVE having y’all participate in Addicts Live, that’s what makes the show so fun, so please let us know what you think and we’ll share your thoughts on Addicts Live this Saturday!

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