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Update ON THE SERVER!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Red alert!  RED ALERT!  This is not a drill.  I repeat this is not a drill.  We have an update on our hands!  All praise TSTO not being dead! 🙌🙌

At first glance, I can tell you this appears to be (another) 2-week mini-event (which means this is an in-game update, so nothing to update in the app store.  It should download automatically for you).  It’s slated to start TOMORROW, April 10th, at 10am ET (1400 UTC).  Again, it’s supposed to start tomorrow.  So it’ll download today but nothing will trigger until tomorrow morning.

At second glance I can tell you…holy mother-forking shirtballs this update is called…MARGE AT THE BAT!

For those who have read this site for awhile, watched Addicts Live, or just know me at all, you know Homer at the Bat is my FAVORITE episode.  I’m excited to see what’s in store here….

Update: Ok guys a heads up…I’m not 100% sure of this or not..but the Yearbook box MAY be leaving the store.  So be prepared if it does.

Also, at first glance, this looks like nothing. I’m hoping EA only released a small portion of the files today.  Because right now this is nothing.  No new characters, decorations, buildings, or costumes.  Just a bunch of stuff coming back.  So color me confused….

Update #2: What I see right now is an 8 part questline, ZERO new content.  Loads of returning content.  And the chance for players to get characters and skins for free if they missed them during Tap Ball or Springfield Jobs (Aristotle only). Other than that I’m not seeing much guys…so I’m very perplexed at the move here.

 

 

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What’s Going On…

Well guys, I can sum up the lack of information about a new update with 1 emoji…

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Nothing is in the files, nothing has been sent from EA, so your guess right now is as good as mine.

Cue the panic…

This isn’t the first time we’ve had a long gap between updates, but it’s the first time in a long time.  (curious about the update releases?  Check out this post for a complete list of every TSTO update and its release date)

What does it all mean? 🤷‍♀️Could mean something, could mean absolutely nothing.  At this point, no one knows what anything means.

So for now, panic 😲…or don’t.  Relax…or go crazy 🤯.  Feel free to speculate 👀 in the comments…or feel free to rebuke the outrageous speculations.  Your call.

I’ll be back later with some more detail posts you guys have been asking for, or 🤞 info about a new update.  We shall see what the rest of today brings.  ✌

As a side note, if they’re going to end the game they could at least have the decency to add the Giant Toilet I’ve been waiting 6 years for… 😂😂😂

Updated Thought: Anyone else think EA is just sitting back and laughing at everyone freaking out over what they’re doing?  They’re probably at their desks just laughing away at us…

Another Updated Thought: There’s also this to think about from Matt Selman…

Pi Day (Contest Alert)

Have you checked out the date today?!  Today just so happens to be 3-14 or in the world of Geeks, Pi Day. As 3.14 is the short short short version for the symbol Pi. (Click here for more info on Pi.) Not to mention the Geek of ALL Geeks, Albert Einstein, just so happens to have his birthday fall on 3-14. Seriously! It is quite a celebrated day.

So just why are we sharing all of this with you?  Because it’s that time of the year Addicts…the only day of the year where we give away PIE!  Mmmmmmmmm PIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEE!

See when we think of Pi Day…we think of PIE!!  So in honor of all the geeky nerds, nerdy geeks, and all in between…WE ARE GIVING AWAY PIE. (sorta)  WOOHOO!!


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In-Game Update: Classless Reunion Mini-Event is Live (updated and complete)

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Back to back mini-events in Springfield!  At least we have new content, right?  I think they only thing we can be sure of these days from EA is to expect the unexpected.  I don’t think any of us thought another 2-week mini-event would follow State of Despair, but here we are.

In looking at the content for this one, while yes this mini-event has the standard 5 prize questline, it’s mostly about the returning content.  This mini-event comes with the largest mystery box I’ve ever seen.  What feels like every single item from Springfield is back in one Mystery Box.  Literally, hundreds and hundreds of items are in this one box. Over 700 items available.  All for 30 donuts. That’s what this event is about.  Reunions.  Both of the High School variety and returning content to Springfield variety.

And before I hear from the “This game is ending crowd”…get a grip.  Please.  This is basically Black Friday, but 1 Mystery Box instead of 15-20. 

On with the content!

Things kick off in Springfield with some dialogue from Homer (about getting ready for his reunion), followed by a task for him…

As always with brand new content, I’m still going through everything.  So continue to check back on this post as I’ll be adding to it as I go.  Once it’s finished I’ll add “Updated and Complete” to the title.

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New Update Is Coming…Classless Reunion (Launches tomorrow March 13th)

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There is an update on the server side of the game right now.  I’ve got to go through the files and see what’s incoming.

Initial examination tells me that this will be called Classless Reunion, and it will be another mini-event. This will start Wednesday (tomorrow) March 13th (1400 UTC, 10a ET) and ends Tuesday, March 26th.  

Pulling details and info, but I really won’t have content up here until it goes live in our games.  So for now just know that it starts tomorrow, and because it’s a mini-event you shouldn’t have to download anything from the App Stores.

Love, Springfieldian Style: Week 4 Questline All Dogs Go to Jail

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Love is in the air friends!  Yes, Valentine’s Day is back in our pocket-sized towns!  And this time around things are going to be done, Springfieldian Style.

Love, Springfieldian Style follows the same event structure that the Simpsons Christmas Special event followed.  This event consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the event!

It’s time for the exciting conclusion of Love, Springfieldian Style!  For Act 4 we’re following Snake’s totally made up story about some dogs, we also see how the story ends and if the Valentine’s Day Cards are spared!  So let’s take a look at Snake’s story…

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Love, Springfieldian Style: Turbo Tappin’ Week 4, All Dogs Go to Jail

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Love is in the air friends!  Yes, Valentine’s Day is back in our pocket-sized towns!  And this time around things are going to be done, Springfieldian Style.

Love, Springfieldian Style follows the same event structure that the Simpsons Christmas Special event followed.  This event consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the event!

For Act 4 we’re tasked with following Snake’s, totally made up, Valentine’s Tale…it’s just a story about some dogs.   Each part of the story will unlock another prize themed for Snake’s story.  So let’s take a look at the details behind Week 4 and the Turbo Tappin’ Version for All Dogs Go to Jail

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Love, Springfieldian Style Act 4 is Live!

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It’s officially 10am here on the East Coast which means it’s officially time to start Act 4 (week 4) of the Love, Springfieldian Style Event!

This is the FINAL Week of this Event.  Which means when this is over the entire event is over.  So you only have until February 19th to finish the prize track questlines with this event.  Also important to note that Week 4 is only 6 days instead of 6 like the others.  The event ends next TUESDAY, Feb 19th.  

Now if you remember, week 3 ended with Lisa convincing Snake to tell his own story…

Bart to Another Future Outro
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Bart: She definitely would’ve gotten back together with me, it just would’ve been a jurisdictional nightmare.
Snake: Harsh betrayal, I know how that feels.
Lisa: You do? Why don’t you tell us more about that in the form of a story in an unusual setting!

And now, here’s the kick off dialogue you’ll see this morning (and a look at what’s in store for Act 4)

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Love, Springfieldian Style: Week 3 Questline Bart to Another Future

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Love is in the air friends!  Yes, Valentine’s Day is back in our pocket-sized towns!  And this time around things are going to be done, Springfieldian Style.

Love, Springfieldian Style follows the same event structure that the Simpsons Christmas Special event followed.  This event consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the event!

For Act 3 we’re tasked with following Bart’s Tale…and his time traveling chase of the time travel fugitive…and the images of his ex-wife that haunt him!  Bart is the narrator for this tale, so let’s take a look at what he has to say…

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Love, Springfieldian Style: Turbo Tappin’ Week 3, Bart to Another Future

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Love is in the air friends!  Yes, Valentine’s Day is back in our pocket-sized towns!  And this time around things are going to be done, Springfieldian Style.

Love, Springfieldian Style follows the same event structure that the Simpsons Christmas Special event followed.  This event consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the event!

For Act 3 we’re tasked with following Bart’s Valentine’s Tale…and his time traveling manhunt.   Each part of the story will unlock another prize themed for Bart’s story.  So let’s take a look at the details behind Week 3 and the Turbo Tappin’ Version for Bart to Another Future

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