Category Archives: Tapped Out

Hey EA… it’s been a while but WE still want things!

Hey there Addictereenos! So I’m texting with Alissa the other day and she’s all “hey Wook… you think you’d have time to do a What the Addicts Want post?” and I’m all “Sure thing boss.” I think if I’d known (or remembered from the last time) what I was getting in to, you might not be reading these words right now. I dredge through the site looking for the last post to use as an example and realize it’s been two years minus a week since we did one. TWO YEARS!!! The horror!

Why would the Wookiee be so remiss in compiling what people wanted? Well the answer became quite clear to me as I did just that. From January 2015 to now, wading through comments and writing down what people asked for, there’s words to describe my efforts that aren’t PG enough for here. Then I remind myself how much I love this community and just get through it. Jebus knows I’ve gone through tougher things than compiling a list. Long story short… truly, all of you really have some great ideas as evidenced by the last list and this one. If you’re interested in what I highlighted this time… click more.

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Snow, Snow Go Away…Come Again Another Update…

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I love the snow. Let’s not forget this point, as you read the rest of this lament about snow.  I love the way our Springfield’s, and for that matter, our actual, real-life, towns look, when they are cloaked in a layer of beautiful, white, freshly fallen snow.

There is something magical about the quiet…the way snow insulates and dulls the sounds in the early morning when you first get up.  It is peaceful, beautiful, and often times rewards children (and teachers) with a “snow day,” to frolic, relax, and have fun.

In short…snow is wonderful!

Until it isn’t…
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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 few weeks off The Simpsons are back this week!  What do you think will happen in the new episode?

The Homer the Heretic mini event lunched last week, what are your thoughts on the event so far?  How are you progressing with it?

What do you think 2017 will hold for TSTO?  What would you like to see in the game this year?

How was your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?  We got hit with a bit of snow here on the East Coast of the US, how’s the weather by you?

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: Pork and Burns

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, January 8th, on FOX….“Pork and Burns”

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

When Marge becomes obsessed with a Japanese style of living, the Simpsons must part with any item that no longer brings them joy. For Homer, this means finding a new home for the family pig. For Lisa, it means saying goodbye to her beloved sax

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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!

Homer’s Quest for Enlightenment In Four Parts

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Before we start this journey, I would like to ask those of you who despise anything that isn’t “directly game related” to turn away…go farm KEMs or simply just save yourself some time and emotional distress.  This is meant for the REST of you, who in a “grinding period” (as we are now) may be looking for a little insight, fun, and metaphysical diversion.

Fair enough? (Although I hate that phrase…something is either fair, or it isn’t).

This update/event has been one of the craziest, most divisive updates in recent memory, and for reasons that the programmers and writers could scarcely have imagined.  OK. Hold on. Who are we kidding here? They knew it was going to incite some discussion, and some controversy, but most likely didn’t expect such clear division between “isms” from the players. So many “isms” choose from…and so few answers.

But, as it is playing out, Homer has continued to lead us all on a spiritual quest for enlightenment (whether we wanted to go down some of the paths or not).  And in the final chapter (is there ever actually a “final” chapter as it pertains to everlasting life?) it’s mostly meant to be just, plain, fun.

Let’s break down Homer’s journey…

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Addicts Want to Know: What do YOU Want to See in 2017?

Quick note: Guys, as it explains in this post, this is about what you want to see (or not see) on this site in 2017…not in the game.   This is a yearly  post  i do to get insight from you guys to help us to continue making TSTO Addicts awesome. 

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well here we are..2017 and hopefully everyone is off to a great start!  2016 was such a great year for us here at Addicts.  We saw tons of new events, new Addicts features (Addicts Live! anyone?),  LOADS  of new Players (we love you newbies!), hundreds of thousands of comments (we LOVE what you guys have to say!), and of course giveaways!  And now we want YOUR help to make 2017 even better!

Here’s the deal….we want to hear from YOU…the most amazing readers on the planet….about what you love about our site, what you hate about it & what you think we could be doing better (or would love to see).  Here’s your chance to sound off and let us know exactly how you feel, please don’t hold back (although remember we still moderate comments, so don’t be hostile).  We want to hear it all…the good, the bad & the ugly.  Leave us a note in the comments below about what you think.  Not comfortable leaving your name?  Not a problem, write it up as anonymous.  Not comfortable leaving us your thoughts in the comment section?  Not a problem, email them to us at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com.

We value your opinion greatly here at Addicts and want to do everything we can to make this site your favorite spot for all things TSTO, so please don’t leave anything out!
For example…Do you:

-want to see us do more Addicts Live?
-want more game posts, or less posts?
-want more of our personal lives or want us to shut up about them?
-want more 2D?  Or less design posts?
-think we need guest writers?

The list could go on and on….Nothing is off limits, so please share your thoughts with us.  We can’t wait to see what you have to say!

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Addicts Open Thread

Today’s our very own Patric’s Birthday…be sure to wish him a Happy Birthday, here. 

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…..

Happy 2017!  How was your New Year’s Eve?  Do anything fun and exciting?

No new episodes of The Simpsons this week, but we are expecting a new mini event this week.  So be sure to brush up on Homer the Heretic…

The Winter Event is over.  Much as been discussed, many opinions have been made…what were your thoughts?

What do you think 2017 will hold for TSTO?  What would you like to see in the game this year?

Christmas was last week, how was your Christmas?  Get everything you wanted under the tree?  Hanukkah is over, how was your celebration?  Any other holidays you celebrated?

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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Happy Birthday Patric!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Today is a very special day here at Addicts HQ!  Today’s the birthday of our resident Cranky Old Guy….the one, the only Patric!  Another year older, another year wiser & another year of me trying to get him to show a more patience side in the comments…is it working? 😉

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Seriously though I’m extremely grateful to have Patric back in “the family” and helping out around here!

 

So Happy Birthday Patric! Enjoy every minute of it!

Lots of Love,

Alissa, Bunny and Wookiee

 

301225Now it’s YOUR turn!  We know Patric would love to hear from all of you so be sure to send him some birthday wishes!  If you get a chance today leave your birthday wishes for everyone’s favorite Cranky Pants in the comments below, kind of like a big giant Birthday Card from everyone here at Addicts!  We know Patric will love hearing from you! (and love even more that I said that…)

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Patric, Riley and Alissa (2015)

Happy New Year 2017!

Hey Howdy Hey New Year’s Party Animals!

Well it’s officially midnight here on the east coast and that means….hello 2017!! (I know, I know I bunch of you already had your celebrations..but America’s always late to the New Year’s Party…) Are any of our favorite Tappers still sober?!  Are we?!  😉

2016 has truly been an amazing (and frustrating) year here at the Addicts HQ…we buried hatchets, dodged politics, mourned the loss of many (many) celebrities, moderated hundreds of thousands of YOUR comments and celebrated and complained about loads of updates and characters added to this game!

We’d also like to thank you guys, the AMAZING folks of the TSTO Addicts Community..for helping us surpass 85 million hits in the just under the 3.5 years we’ve been around!  You guys are awesome and we can’t wait to share the coming years with you!

We hope you all have a phenomenal New Year & wherever you are tonight, please get home safe!

Cheers to a great 2017 filled with love, laughter, tapping & FREE DONUTS!!

How did you spend the end of 2016?  How did you ring in 2017?  What are your resolutions for the New Year?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

Oh and here’s my first tip of 2017…as we’ve written about, and as is teased in your games, The Homer the Heretic Event is set to start on the 3rd.  There are two characters and 1 skin in the Character Collection (which you can see in your game)…BOTH characters will be premium. So save those donuts..they’ll be over 100 donuts each.  Oh and don’t be surprised if you don’t see a certain Rabbi on day 1 of the event.  It looks like (at least for now) he’s scheduled to hit later in the event.  Oh and 1 more thing..a certain other religious character many of you have been requesting is slated to come back (as a premium) as well during the mini event.  So stock up on those donuts! 

Much Love!

Alissa, Bunny, Patric, Wookiee and the Tiny Addict!

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TSTO – a 2016 Tapping Year In Review

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Initially, I was pleased that Alissa tasked me with writing the “Year in Review” post. And then I realized that as more of a “Critical Review” that takes into account the good and the bad, it is actually easier for someone who is opinionated to write it. Alissa is very nice…and for the most part wants everyone to get along and be happy.  I don’t mind that some (many/most) people may not agree with everything I write. I get it. These are personal opinions at best, as we have found out in this Holiday/Winter/Christmas/Pagan event.

Let’s face it. There are some people who LOVE everything that EA does (they don’t call him HappyTapper for nothing!). And others that are a tad more critical (I will refrain from naming names at this point).  But, we all experience the same updates in the same way, through our own Tapping Lenses…which makes all of this subjective at best.

So…taking into account that this overview is just my opinion, and that you are perfectly free to disagree with me (although I secretly want you to agree with me so I feel ratified and relevant), LET’S LOOK BACK ON THE YEAR THAT WAS… IN TSTO.
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