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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…..

No new Simpsons this week, football instead, but did you catch last week’s 1hr episode?  What were your thoughts?

Not to much going on in Springfield right now.  The snow has melted and a few changes have been made to Springfield Heights.  Have you picked up new land?  Enjoying the new 8hr tasks?

 

How was your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?

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!

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Episode Recap: “Great Phatsby” (S28:E12) – With Moderate Critical Review

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While the Wookster is busy getting ready for Winter Term (while being the most amazing Disney African Cruise Tour guide ever), I am stepping in to take a spin at an episode recap.  I have to admit, I actually asked to do a review, because I liked this one so much, but was then reminded that these are mostly “Re-Caps” and not so much “Reviews.”  I’ll do my best not to let my bias creep into this.

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Throwing Back Seasons with the Fuzzball – Season 1

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So… the other week or so, Alissa told me that Totbox planned a hiatus from the amazing Throwback posts that I’ve come to love and while I’ll miss the hilarity that is Totbox covering episodes of the Best. Show. Ever., I wondered if it was time for me to step into the arena and take on each season of The Simpsons. Wow though. Writing about each episode of the show is a task and a half. How to find time to watch each one and then give it the due diligence like Tot? It seemed like something that might end up low on my honey-do list.wookieetabletfull2Of course, then coincidence and a confluence of events occurred. One of the goals we’ve had on the site is to provide a variety of different formats for content for y’all. We already have the occasional gameplay videos from Alissa and I hope you’ve checked out the 5 episodes of Addicts Live. They’re a hoot and I’ve really enjoyed being on the last few. The last frontier we hadn’t crossed yet was just doing a podcast. But wait… I’m already doing that. In case you missed my blatant self-promotion from a few months back, I have been recording a podcast of my own where I ramble on about life, the universe, and everything but mostly geek stuff. I’ve been having a great time and somehow have kept the show going for 23 episodes. This is where we get to said coincidence. Continue reading

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

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

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

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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From the Mouths of Addicts: Task Master Quiz

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!  This week’s post is a little different as it’s a quiz and not really a post.

Last week Addicts Reader cityscaper emailed us a pretty awesome quiz that they came up with as a way to break up the TSTO lull we all seem to be experiencing.  I thought it was fun and something different to do while we all waited for “the next big thing” to him our games.

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

And don’t forget to share your results in the comments below!

(If you’re having trouble with the form here you can view the direct link to it here)

Thanks again cityscaper for putting together something fun to do in the TSTO lull!  As always we love hearing from you guys… if you have an opinion or take on something going on in the game (or something that should be going on in the game), please send it along to us TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com…

The Main Event (Contest Alert!)

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So… it’s a new year and I’m sure I’m not alone in looking forward to what EA has in store for all of us as the months go by. While the future is sure to include episode tie-ins and the obligatory events that drive some of us to madness and/or celebration, I thought it might be fun to resurrect a contest idea we had way back in July 2014. You see, the team here at Addicts decided to give away donuts for creativity and the result was nothing short of amazing. Basically, a lot of people created ideas for the next big thing in the game and boy howdy did the Addicts show up with ideas.

Looking back at that contest, a lot of our ideas became realities in the game. I could toot my own horn and point out my example became Level 48 with Lurleen Lumpkin but just scrolling through the comments, so much made its way into the game.

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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…..

The Simpsons are back this week..and in a big way!  This week is the first ever 1hr episode of The Simpsons.  Will you be watching?

The Homer the Heretic mini event wraps up this week.  Have you earned all of the prizes?  What were your thoughts on the event?  What do you think will hit next?

A new episode of Addicts Live aired yesterday, what’s your take on the new episode?

How was your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?

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!

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Episode Reminder: The Great Phatsby

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 1 hour episode of The Simpsons, this Sunday, January 15th, on FOX….“The Great Phatsby”

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

Mr. Burns tries to relive his glory days, and crosses paths with a mysterious music mogul. After being conned by him and reduced to bankruptcy, Mr. Burns seeks revenge on the music producer with the help of Homer, Bart, rapper Jazzy James and the mogul’s ex-wife, Praline. Also, Lisa is courted by the richest kid in town, Smithers begins a perilous journey and Marge opens an obscure boutique store

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And here’s the sneak peek for this week’s episode from FOX:

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!

Addicts Live! Episode 5- Winter Blues (Jan 2017)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Welcome to Addicts Live!  We’ll get the stream going at 12 Noon EDT (for timezone converter check here)…

For those viewing a little before noon, sit tight and it’ll show up in the video below shortly.  For those viewing during the live stream, just hit play and you’ll get tuned it.  You also have the ability to go back (rewind) in case you missed something.  🙂  And for those joining after the live stream, you can view the recording of the video right here.

No matter how, or when, you’re viewing thanks for watching and we hope you have fun!

In this month’s episode we’ll discuss the recent Homer the Heretic Mini Event, talk about the Winter Blues in Springfield & What might be coming next. Plus we’ll have a surprise announcement just for the Addicts Live! viewers, so join us for all the fun!

Remember, this is meant to be interactive.  So ask your questions, give us your opinions and share your thoughts in the comments below..and we’ll read what we can live! 🙂

Show Notes:

 

To be added to and/or update after the broadcast.

Surprise! It’s Been Five Months…

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The package arrived in the early hours of morning, with slush and ice still doing their best to make the UPS driver’s life a  frozen hell. As there has been a crazy confluence of delayed Christmas deliveries recently, due in part to the horrible weather and an obviously overwhelmed Amazon and UPS/FedEx/US Postal staff (who from what I can tell, mostly work for Amazon these days anyway) I wasn’t surprised to get a delivery this late after the holidays.

Between Christmas, my birthday on New Year’s Day, and our 35th Wedding Anniversary on the 9th, there have been any number of reasons for my overworked UPS guy (who stubbornly wore shorts until the weather dropped into the low 20s), to show up with a package at my “home office.”

But, this one was different. I could sense it from the minute I picked it up. As I touched the box, there was an instant burst of cognition emanating from it that made me realize that my life was going to change for the better.  It seemed to glow in the light, with a luminescence that pulsed with a sense of possibilities for the coming year (or perhaps my vision swirled due to the extra 2 cups of coffee and having over-nuked the last of the Christmas cinnamon rolls that had reached a full week past the “best eaten by” label,” that I had consumed minutes before).

Whatever the reason for the halcyon glow,  I could tell this was something that was clearly “unexpected” and magical!
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