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Friday Filler – The Challenges of Real Life Time Travel


For almost as long as man has been able to tell time (when Grog Smith, mentioned to Ugha Jones that he noticed the sun went down every night), mankind has been fascinated with the concept of time travel.  And even the most erudite theoretic physicists in history have a hard time convincing one another that time may or may not be malleable, allowing us to move to and fro through event horizons of time/space.

Of course, popular culture has all but shredded any real commonsense thought about the possibilities of traveling to or from a single point in time…making us all believe that time is simply a linear string, with knots representing every second, minute, hour, day, and year of existences, that can be used as a road marker, or untied to alter the course of the rest of the string.

But, that is silly…no matter what Dr. Brown and Marty would have you believe.

And while the most brilliant minds in the world are all at CERN, breaking all of the standard rules of physics by shooting protons beyond the speed of light (which in itself destroys the traditional laws of physics), it is widely becoming an accepted theory that there is very clear evidence that much of what we see, touch and feel, is rooted in a dimension that is OUTSIDE this space/time…Time, and any clear definition of it, is more a perception than a reality.

As I have written about for years (as our old friends at TSTOFriends can attest), to me it isn’t really so much the measurement of time, but the value of how you spend that time.  And let’s be brutally honest…there are few activities in this world that can suck up more time, or squander more of that magic “Life Currency” than tapping. It’s been so long ago that I grabbed that phrase, I can’t remember the source. But, I suspect it came during the first Sci-Fi update a LONG time ago.  But, “Life Currency” is such an accurate description of the real value of time, that I purloined (a polite term for stole) it…and have used it since.

However, what if we COULD go back and forth in time?  What if we could “get back that wasted hour or two or five,” if we had the ability to do so?  And, if we became greedy with our time travel, what major life-changing events would we choose to alter to change the outcome of our existence today?  WOULD YOU DO IT???
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Should I Spend Donuts on Forgotten Anniversary Returning Content?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s almost Marge and Homer’s anniversary and of course we can all ready assume Homer will forget all about it.  But with the anniversary celebration we got a little sneak peek at the next TSTO event…something to do with Time Travel.  And naturally a new update, no matter how small, brings premium items to our store…just tempting us to spend those sprinkles!

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks awesome because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add any of the Forgotten Anniversary discounted or returning premium items to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these throwbacks to your Springfield…

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Should I Spend Donuts on Heavenly Hills Mall?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s almost Marge and Homer’s anniversary and of course we can all ready assume Homer will forget all about it.  But with the anniversary celebration we got a little sneak peek at the next TSTO event…something to do with Time Travel.  And naturally a new update, no matter how small, brings premium items to our store…just tempting us to spend those sprinkles!

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks awesome because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add Heavenly Hills Mall to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Heavenly Shopping to your town…

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Hey Addicts, Caption This!

Sometimes TSTO gives us humorous little moments when we capture our characters doing rather strange things.  These posts are all about those strange and funny moments!

When we can, we’ll be posting a Caption This! moment where we want you, the Addicts readers, to put on your writing caps and come up with what you think is happening in the screenshot. Post your captions in the comments below. We can’t wait to see how creative and funny you guys can be!

Hey Addicts… Caption This!
This Caption This is brought to us by jcooley9….

So go ahead and caption away!

If you’ve got an image you’d like to submit for a “Caption this!” post, email it to us at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com you never know when yours might be next!

From the Mouths of Addicts: Task Master Quiz, Locations 2

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Welcome to another edition of From the Mouths of Addicts, where YOU get to sound off on anything and everything in the world of Tapped Out!

For the last couple of months we’ve been posting fun quizes from Addicts reader cityscaper.  Quizzes that test your TSTO Knowledge.  And now that we once again have a little downtime cityscaper has come up with another fun quiz to test our TSTO knowldge.

So have a little fun and enjoy another Task Master quiz from cityscaper!

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Addicts Open Thread

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s that time of the week again, time for the Addicts Weekly Open Thread!  So, let’s get the conversation going!  Oh and remember…just because this is posted here today doesn’t mean you can’t comment on it all week long.  This open thread will still be open for comments long after today is over!

Here’s where you can talk about anything you want to talk about…TSTO Related, Simpson’s Related or ANYTHING.  Just no Add me requests…those should go here.  We’ll give you a few suggestions (like most Sunday’s you can talk about the current episode of the Simpsons) but for the most part you’re free to talk about ANYTHING your little Tapping Fingers desire…just keep it PG.

So, here is your Open Thread…..

After a short 1 week hiatus, the Simpsons are back this week with an all new episode!  The Season 28 Finale.  What were your thoughts on Season 28 overall?  Ready for what Season 29 will bring?

The Pin Pals mini event is winding down, what do you think will hit our games next week?  Thoughts on the Pin Pals event overall?  Which items did you purchase?

How was the rest of your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting? I’m in Florida (Disney World) for a few more days…but if you’re interested you can check out photos from my trip (mostly of the Tiny Addict of course) on my Instagram Page… @AddictsAlissa

So chat about the Simpsons, TSTO, Update fun, or anything else you can think of!  Can’t wait to chat with you all, you know we love hearing from you!

Have Fun!  And happy Sunday!

Episode Reminder: Dogtown

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s almost Sunday and the Simpsons are back this week with an all new episode!

So here’s your official TSTO Addicts reminder…all new episode of The Simpsons, this Sunday, May 21st, with the Season 28 Finale on FOX….Dogtown

So what do The Simpsons have in store for us this week?  Here’s the episode information released from FOX:

“When Homer’s court case determines that a dog’s life is more valuable than a human’s is, the status of man’s best friend rises in Springfield. When the dogs recognize their new position of power, they assert their dominance over the humans.

So FOX didn’t put out any sneak peek YouTube videos this week, so here’s the preview they did offer:

Be sure to tune in tomorrow night to see all the fun!

As always after the episode airs we’ll have a full episode recap!

Are you excited for the new Episode?  What do you think will happen in the new episode? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

Us -vs- Them…Time to Get Over It!


Wow.

For the first time in a long time, I am starting to see some fatigue, and frustration setting in for the players of this “Silly ‘Lil Game.” And, I think it is time for a bit of reflection, and a reality check.

First of all…when someone says that they may be taking a break, or slowing down, or are disillusioned with TSTO, it is important to understand that this is a personal choice…and not a slam on anyone else who chooses to continue to play or remain faithful to “Tapping as a way of life.”

That said, there are as many reasons for tapping, or taking a break, as there are players in the game. This is a personal choice, and there is simply no wrong or right answer to “why I tap” or choose not to.  M’Kay???

What I have seen, is that the majority of this community is fiercely loyal to one thing…This Community!  And for good reason…

What Alissa (and to a far lesser degree those of us who “work” here) have created, is something unique, amazing, and wonderful.  The community of TSTO Addicts is FAR more than just a bunch of disparate tappers spread across the globe, looking for tips and tricks to make the game EAsier and more fun. It is a community of individuals, who have come together to share their thoughts and feelings about the game, while agreeing to support one another in a broader sense in this life.

Case in point…over the past few weeks…we have once again proven that we are MORE than just tappers…and have accomplished some things that seem to be elusive to the world at large…especially in this fractious political climate.
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Turbo Tappin’ Pin Pals Premium Questline: Pin Pal Moe & Pin Pal Burns

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well time to live life in the fast lane because we’ve got ourselves a Pin Pals Bowling Mini Event in Springfield!  That’s right our pocket-sized Springfield’s have gone to the gutter….the bowling gutter that is…as we set em up to knock em down with this Bowling event!

As with all updates these days, we’ve got ourselves a couple of new premium characters to roam the streets of Springfield.  And like all premium characters, the Pin Pal themed ones come with their own questline to work our way through.  This questline is separate from the main questline (which unlocks the prizes).  These premium questlines are just something fun to work your way through to introduce the character to Springfield.

So without further ado, let’s take a look at the turbo tappin’ version of the premium questline for Pin Pal Moe and Pin Pal Burns…

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Simple Town Designs: Rooftop Bowling

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well we’re knee deep in the Pin Pals Event, with loads of fun prizes and premium buildings!  With this mini event I can’t help but notice we’re once again left trying to make room in our Springfields for items that typically belong inside!  In particular the Bowling Lanes.  I don’t know about you, but where I come from Bowling Lanes are typically INSIDE the Bowling Alley…not outside.

Often, when we’re faced with items that typically would go inside, many tappers would simply stick these items in their inventory and never think of them again.  It can be fairly daunting to find room and a decent design for these types of items.  But, in this case the Bowling Lanes earn a bonus % AND are required to complete certain visual tasks for Pin Pal characters.  So what’s a Tapper to do?

Use a little perspective to create some fun bowling alley designs of course!  So, there’s no better time than the present to share with you all another Simple Town Design all about those Bowling Lanes….


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