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Update Alert: Winter Removal, Great Phatsby Gil Deal & Springfield Heights Additions

Updated to include LA Body Works..totally forgot about it last night…sorry!

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As I mentioned earlier this evening the Winter Removal Update is live in your App Store.  This update will not only remove the snow from Springfield…but it also adds a new Gil deal with items from The Great Phatsby episode AND some changes/additions to Springfield Heights (including new land!).

Thanks so much for your patience…as I had to get home and get the Tiny Addict settled and in bed…so now let’s get to the new additions…

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Winter Removal Update and New Content (Incoming)

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The Winter Removal update is currently pending in the files.  We’re just waiting on it to hit both iOS and Android stores (oh Kindle too!).  As of typing this…4:30pm ET…it is NOT LIVE.  But it’s sitting on the servers so it’s only a matter of time before it hits your app store. Currently live on Android and iOS, you will likely have to search your store for Tapped Out.  Update did not appear in my update list.


So why am I writing about something that’s pending?  Because it’s 4:30 here and nearly time for me to go pick up the Tiny Addict and head home.  It’s very likely that the update will hit the stores before I get home and get her settled for the night.  So consider this post your “heads up” that the snow should be removed today and Springfield will return to normal.

Is there anything with the removal update?  Yes.  It appears that there is a phase 2 for The Great Phatsby tie-in that should be hitting with the removal.

Confirmed: Phatsby Gil Deal AND changes to SH, new characters can earn SH currency (and increased storage).  I’ll cover it all when I get home.

I’ll cover the details for everything later tonight after the Tiny Addict is in bed.

For now consider this post your place to talk about the removal and the new content…once it hits.

I’ll be back later tonight with more details!  Thanks guys!


In-Game Update: Great Phatsby Mini Episode Tie-in

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A super quick episode tie-in hit our games this afternoon.  This is for this Sunday’s upcoming 1hr episode “The Great Phatsby”.

This really is super quick…

If you don’t already have the Burns Summer Mansion (from Superheroes 2), you’ll have to build it. (for free)


That will be followed by a quick 6s task for Mr. Burns.

And that’s it…you’ll then see this message:


And that’s it.  All I’ve come across anyway.  Really short, really simple.  Really just a reminder to watch on Sunday…and a nice way to get the Mansion if you missed it during Superheroes.

Oh and this update should fix the Princess Nerd questline issue for Martin and the Ice Castle.

That’s it my friends.  What are your thoughts on this super short task for Sunday’s episode?  Think there will be more to it?  Excited for a full 1hr episode?  Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!


In-Game Update: Homer the Heretic

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Well good morning to everyone…and what a Godly morning it is in Springfield as the Homer the Heretic mini-event, the event about Homer sampling a variety of religions, has hit our games!

We’ve all been waiting, and waiting, for the items teased before Christmas to hit our games and the time has finally arrived!

Let me note first that the Mystery Box is gone, as is the Gnome in Your Home Game, as the in game timer has finally run out on both of those.

And one more note, this event will trigger for you if you’re at Level 15 and have started Is There An Al Coholic Here Pt 1.  (the questline to get Marge)

Things get started with some dialogue between Homer and Marge followed by a 6s task for Homer.  This will launch the mini event, and will be followed by a 4hr task for both Apu and Homer.  (this will unlock Sunday Morning Homer)

So now let’s take a look at the rest of the details for this mini event….


Remember this is an automatic update in your game.  Nothing to download.  So if you’re not seeing it, and you’ve reached Level 15 or higher and started Is There An Al Coholic Here Pt. 1, try hard closing and restarting TSTO (and your device).  If you still don’t see it try uninstalling and reinstalling TSTO.

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New Year Quest and What’s Next

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Just popping in real quick with a little info.  As some of you noticed this morning, the main questline and ability to earn prizes from the Winter Event has left our games. (not 100% sure if we’ll get an even removal update…my thoughts are likely not until later)  However, the Gnome in Your Home game, and Mystery Box, remains.  So continue to plug away at that Gnome and earn those tickets, as that will leave our games on the 3rd.

Also, you may have noticed a little questline that started up between Homer and Grampa Simpson.  This is NOT Act 3.  This is a short 1 part questline for the New Year, with a silly animated task for Grampa.  When it’s all over, Grampa will still have the 4hr task to celebrate the New Year…


And if you don’t already have it, you’ll get the New Year’s Eve Ball as a gift from EA. (if you already have it you’ll just get a Happy New Year message)..


And that’s it for now.  The next MINI Event (Homer the Heretic, as is already teased in the game), will hit our games on the 3rd (as is indicated in the files).  This will also not be Act 3.  This is a Mini Event.  The Winter Event is over.  There will be no mystery/hidden Act 3.  This is it guys.  It’s onto the next adventure in 2017…

But stay tuned to TSTO Addicts over the next few days as we recap 2016 and prepare for 2017!  Including some fun posts coming later today…

Buy Donuts…with a Twist: New Items Offered for Spending Cash on Donuts

Update: Just got home and had a chance to pull the files.  This is a PERMANENT addition to the game (Shelbyville stuff), so it’s sticking around for awhile.  

Just saw 2 returning items in our stores as well.  The Snow Globe for 225 Donuts with a 100 Donut Rebate, net 125.  Offering 750 indicator_xmas2016_giftreceipt. And the Ice Palace with Ice Princess Martin for 120 Donuts, with a 40 Donut Rebate, net 80 Donuts. Offering 480indicator_xmas2016_giftreceipt.   Links will take you to previous SIB posts, my opinion on both remains unchanged, even with the price drop. Snow Globe is over priced and HUGE.  Ice Palace is HUGE, ok price if you’re a fan of Disney. 

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Well looks like EA found a way to get players to spend cash in the game…

When you log into your towns today you’ll see this message:


If you go to the part of your game where you actually pay cash for donuts, you’ll see that various donut packages offer an item from Lemon of Troy when you purchase the package:

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Looks like EA is finally giving something to players who spend cash on donuts and forcing others to pay up if they want the content.

I know this is going to tick a lot of you off, but this is EA’s way of making money since they’re giving away so many donuts.  I expect to see more things like this in the future…

Once decent thing is the characters are at the lower price points.  (Note these are US prices.  Your prices will be adjusted based on your country.  However, these are the base prices EA charges.  Any increase in pricing is because of taxes charged via Apple or Google).  Here’s a breakdown..and with a look at what might be coming next… Continue reading

December 21st Start: Act 2, Part 2… (Questline and New Stuff in the Store)

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Happy Winter Solstice! Ah yes, today (in the Northern Hemisphere) is the shortest day/longest night of the year.  And it’s also the point where we can all appreciate it gaining 1 minute of light each day..until Summer Solstice.  Who doesn’t long for those longer days of summer?! (Except for our friends in the Southern Hemisphere…since you’re enjoying them now..)

As was teased at the end of the first part of Act 2…you’d have to stay tuned on December 21st for the next (and conclusion) of the Winter Act 2 questline:


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12/14 In-Game Update: Minor Game Changes (and Bonus % Drops)

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Just popping in real quick with a few changes today’s in-game update brought.  Now I know these likely aren’t all of them, I haven’t had a chance to download the files yet.  But these are the changes I could see in my game immediately… Continue reading

Let Cooler Heads Prevail…My Thoughts So Far On the Event

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So normally we just plug away with updates here at Addicts HQ.  Listening to what you guys have to say, but trying not to say too much about our opinions.  (well…before Pat anyway lol) We write our posts, give you guys the details and address issues we feel need to be addressed.  But we try not to say too much about the theme of the events.  Because let’s face it, we’re all Addicts and we’re going to plug away no matter what.  But this 2016 Winter Event has seem to hit a nerve with many of you…

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Christmas 2016 is Live! (Updated and Complete)

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Well that was fast….it’s Live!

And yes there’s snow in Springfield!



Currently Live on Android (looks like Android users got their wish) AND iOS AND Kindle.  You may have to do a Tapped Out Search in the Store (and then tap on it for more info), to see the update.  I did.

It’s also a MASSIVE update…remember every item in the game has to be reloaded to show it covered in show.  So make sure you’re on WiFi and have some time…it goes up to 1227.2MB on my Android.  It’s HUGE.

Starts off with some auto dialogue from Bart and Lisa.  Followed by a 6s task for Lisa and 6s task for 5 Springfielders.  This is followed by a task to place a free sign and a 6s task for Homer.  And that’s followed by a 6s task for Cletus.  Which is followed still by more 6s tasks.  This time for Willie.  Followed by a task to build Springfield Henge (Free), and a task to hand in an offering.  Once you build (6s) Springfield Henge you’ll launch the Event Hub…

Back with more as I go through it. Ok guys more details below the fold (Note: I’m still updating this post as I go, so continue to check back and refresh this post until the titles says updated and complete It’s complete now).  My apologies for it taking as long as it did.  These late hitting updates kill me when it comes to pulling the info, then picking up the Tiny Addict and getting her ready for bed.  Thanks for patiently understanding 🙂

And now for the info…and a disclaimer to those wanting to sit this one out…

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