Category Archives: Game News

Land “Glitch”

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just popping in real quick with something….two new rows of land were added with this event.  However, it currently appears that for the two new rows (and the two new rows only) you can only purchase them with the free land tiles.  You cannot spend cash on those two rows of land.

You can, however, spend cash on older rows of land.  So if you haven’t gotten to those two new rows, you’ll still be able to purchase land for cash. 

As of right now it applies to everyone, so don’t think it’s just your game.  Some are speculating that it’s a glitch, others are saying it’s a permanent change.  Personally, I say only the coding team at EA knows for sure what their intention was.  If it changes in the next couple of days, well then it was likely a bug in the coding.  If it doesn’t, well then it’s intentional.

My gut feeling is, it’s intentional.  A way to slow everyone down in buying land…but what do I know?

Anyway…just wanted to let you know you’re not going crazy and yes, it’s happening to everyone.  And the only thing to do right now is to wait and see what happens….


Bart Royale (aka Homergeddon) is Live! (Updated and Complete)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The latest event is live on both iOS and Android (Amazon users…you’ll have to let me know)!  Files call this event Homergeddon, but the official in-game name is Bart Royale.  Looks like a battle between the kids and adults!  Fun!

I’m working on pulling all of the info, in-between entertaining the Tiny Addict until bedtime.  So keep checking back with this post to see more details as I add them.  Once I’ve added everything I’ll add Updated and Complete to the title of this post.  

A few things to note…first the snow is gone.  Back to green Springfield!  So that’ll be nice for some of you working out designs…it’s a little rough on the eyes at first, but I did miss the green!  (I hate snow after Christmas) Second, the event will kick off with a series of 6s tasks.  First and second for Bart and Milhouse, then Bart and Homer and then town youngsters.  Once you’ve completed the task for the youngsters the event itself will launch for you.  You’ll see the prize track and new items in the store.  Then you’ll be tasked with 4hr tasks for Adults and Kids.

I’ll be back with more info as I go through it….

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Happy Update Tuesday! (we hope)

Update: As of 4:15pm ET (9:19pm in the UK) Homergeddon update is on the server.  Which means the update can hit the App Stores at any time.  I’m leaving work very shortly to pick up the Tiny Addict.  So I’ll have things covered once I get home and get her situated.  In the meantime use this post to discuss if it hits before I get home…Patric will be on top of your comments. 🙂

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s finally here! At least we think/hope it’s finally here…Update Tuesday!

Yes, it’s been 3 weeks, 21 days, since the Christmas Event ended.  And since then we’ve seen a mini event, episode tie-in, a Stonecutter’s revival and a new event Teaser.  Yet, despite all of that content over the last 3 weeks, it’s still felt like the longest downtime ever!

So I say bring on the update EA! (and after yesterday’s poll it looks like a majority of you agree it’s time for something new!)

Fingers crossed we see Homergeddon at some point today….remember the last few updates have hit after 6pm ET.  So don’t panic if you don’t see anything this morning or afternoon.

So that being said…what do you think the new update will bring?  Which characters do you think we’ll see?  Buildings?  Decorations?  How long do you think the update will last?  Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!  And heck, we really just need something to talk about!  Let’s face it….it’s getting pretty boring talking about the same things over and over….

Addicts Want To Know: Have You Enjoyed the TSTO Downtime?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s the night before an update…we hope…and not a whole lot has gone on in our pocket-sized Springfield’s for a few weeks now. While slow periods in the game is nothing new for older players (“back in the day” we’d go many weeks without new content…just our own speculation), it is something new for those who started TSTO in late 2015 and beyond.

Personally, I typically don’t mind slower periods in the game…one of the reasons I love Mini-Events…but this slow down has a been a little too much for me.  (although I’m not going to lie, I have enjoyed not having to crank out as many posts the last couple of weeks) As a Tapper of 5+ years and a blogger for 4+ years, downtime is nothing new to me.  However, this time it’s felt different.  This time it’s felt too slow. I don’t know if it’s because it’s smack dab in the middle of winter here, so there’s not a ton to do outside.  Or if the constant cycle of updates has gotten to me and I’m just constantly ready for something new.  Who knows.  But I wanted to see what you all thought….

So I thought a little poll question might be in order…

Take a moment to answer the poll & feel free to elaborate on your answer in the comments below.

And bring on the next update already!

Homergeddon Teaser Rundown and Questline

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So last night a short little teaser hit our games…presumably for the next event…Homergeddon.

This is a short little teaser, complete with one new item (free) and a questline.  It’s really short and lasts less than a week. End date is slated for January 23rd, which I assume is when the next event will hit.

So let’s break down the details & because it’s short, the questline too.

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New Teaser for Homergeddon is Live

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

A teaser update (likely for next event)  has hit our games this evening.  Kicks off with placing 50 year supply of Ice cream and an 8hr task for Homer.

This is IN GAME nothing to download from the app store. So don’t look there… nothing will show up in the app store. Just start up TSTO and the update should auto download for you. If not hard close TSTO and/or restart your device.   Again it’s IN GAME…NOT APP STORE.

I’m going to cover the ins and outs for the teaser update in the first post of the day tomorrow morning (roughly 12hrs from now). Since the first task is 8hrs it gives you guys the evening to send Homer and then more details will be up tomorrow when you wake up.

Use this post to discuss the teaser update….we’ll have another (off update topic) post up from Pat shortly.


Solving Current Server Connectivity Issue

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Loads of you have been complaining you’re not able to get into TSTO, you get the server error message.  This is happening to some of you, but not all TSTO players. (I’m currently

Addicts Community Member Ebron has been dealing with this too & she’s been graciously communicating back and forth with EA about the issue.  So I’ve been posting her comments in various posts (you can find some info at the top of this post)

Yesterday, Ebron posted a solution to fixing the server issues & was gracious enough to grab a screenshot of the solution as well…for those who don’t read every comment.  Here’s the solution:

Now I know this isn’t feasible for everyone…as not everyone has a second device they can use but this should help a majority of you.  Even if you borrow a friend, parent, significant other’s device to do this quickly.

For those that can’t do this…your best bet is to contact EA or go to their forum and add your “Me Too” to their post.


Buck Stops Here, Stonecutters Reboot & Haw-Haw Land Episode Tie-In Rundown

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Busy update morning in Springfield, huh?  For those of you outside of the Americas, I’m sure you appreciated the nice morning start to this update (0800 GMT)…but for those of us in the Americas we were fast asleep when this update hit (or at least we should have been).  So many of you are waking up to new content in Springfield…well new and old content.  (plus an episode tie-in coming for Sunday’s episode)  We’ve got a little Shadow Government event going on.  Politics and Stonecutters…what can go wrong?

Before I get into the rundown I want to take a minute to remind ALL of you…this is NOT a political site.  We’ll write about what’s in the game but as far as personal commentary from us or from you…it’s not allowed.  So let’s all keep things respectful…no matter what side of the aisle (or pond) you’re on.  Any comments that cross over that threshold of political opinion will be deleted.  Got it?  So let’s all respect each other…and each other’s political views.

Now on with the show rundown!

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The Invasion Before Christmas 2017 Is Here! ( Updated and Complete)

Tis’ the moment for an update….fa la la la la, la la la la
Let’s hope EA doesn’t blow it….fa la la la la, la la la la
Download now for snow in Springfield…fa la la, la la la, la la la laaaaa

Well Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Welcome to a winter wonderland in Springfield!  Yes, inside the snow is falling and Simpsons are calling yoohoo…download the update!

Right now it’s live on iOS and Android…waiting on Android and Amazon…

Things start off with a task for Kang (6s), followed by back to back 6s tasks each for Kang & Kodos & this will trigger the start of the event….

Back with more as I go through it…more details below the fold

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Update: It’s hit the files.  I don’t see it in app stores yet, but it’s in the files.  So update coming soon…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Welp, it’s just after 6pm here on the east coast (although just after 3pm at EA HQ) and still no update.  Either EA is still working on getting the update released or they’re doing the ultimate troll job on us.  We’ll have to wait to see which one it is….

Meanwhile, I’m still here, checking away…so I’ll let you know if/when I see anything.

Just checked again…as of 6:10pm ET no update. Hang in there, we’re all in this together…