Category Archives: Tapped Out

Super Safi’s Fun Filled Footwear Forecast 2

Friends, Fans, Followers of Footwear or Foot Fetishes,

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “F”)

You’ve seen over 600 episodes of our favourite family! You’ve seen them walking around your Springfields! You’ve seen them on our Posts! But how much have you been paying attention?

Here’s some characters footwear. Can you recognize the character?

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KEM Farming and Bonus % Recap – Balancing The Bonus with Quality of Life

Let’s start with a couple of basic facts about how/why I play…

I have been an ardent tapper since Oct. 2012. That is, as of this writing, a full 5.5 years… or 65 months of tapping.  I am 64 years old. I will not be retiring anytime soon, if ever…and have a huge, rich, full, life of family, work, volunteer and social service, as well as a wide range of recreation and travel (mostly to see my kids and grandkids), while still finding time to binge-watch waaaay too much media, play a little golf, AND Play/Blog TSTO.

What that means, is that I have to be very efficient with my time, and make sure that every minute is spent getting the most out of every bit of time I have left. I want a productive, purpose-driven life, with enough leisure time remaining. What that also means…is that I can’t/won’t let TSTO get out of balance in my life.  I blog, expressly to keep things alive for our work in Buyijja, Uganda. If that stops…I stop blogging.  I also play TSTO because I still enjoy designing my town…and interacting with people around the world. That’s it.

However...I have come to a ton of conclusions about KEM/House/Donut/Percentage farming…and how it has affected the way I play, as well as how much time I am willing to dedicate to the game, especially in light of a couple of serious deficiencies in TSTO overall.

Yes. This is directed at EA, as well as those who may very much dislike what I am about to write. But will hopefully add a sense of perspective to your grinding options.
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Super Safi’s Stats & Strategy Special: Minigames – Sci-Fighter!

Salutations Senors, Senoras, Senoritas, Statisticians & Strategists,

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter ‘S’)

Hi, I’m Super Safi and you may remember me from such stats and strategy posts as KEM Farming and the advanced losing-to-win Superheroes battle strategy.

What better way to spend your time than talking math. So from time-to-time, I’ll come to you with a post that delves into the wonderful world of numbers, stats, and/or strategies.

While we’ve previously discussed Springfield Downs and the Go Kart Track last year, we’ll continue to look at most of the Minigames found within our game. We continue our journey today with Sci-Fighter!

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Springfield Jobs – Act 3- Prize Guide- Fit Tony

Phew! I can’t believe we are FINALLY at the end of this incredibly long, grind-tastic, event! I can’t remember when there was a longer event…or one that felt like the longest, even though it actually wasn’t (I think Stonecutters was actually the longest…but, I forget…I’m old).

Whatever the case, we have finally come to the last prize in Act III. Was it worth the grinding?  You tell us…

Final Act III Prize- Fit Tony!
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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 with an all-new episode!  What do you think will happen in this week’s episode?

The Springfield Jobs is slated to end on Wednesday, May 9th. Don’t forget to finish up that prize track and craft everything you want before it leaves our games!  Also, don’t forget to submit your Springfield Jobs showoff before Monday (tomorrow May 7th) at 8pm ET so you can be featured in our next showoff post.

How about the rest of your weekend?  Anything fun and exciting going on? Enjoying your Spring?

So chat about the Simpsons, TSTO, Update fun, or anything else you can think of! (Just no politics, it never ends well)  Can’t wait to chat with you all, you know we love hearing from you!

Have Fun!  And happy Sunday!

 

Episode Reminder: Left Behind (Season 29, Episode 19)

Tidings Terrific Television Tune-in’ers!

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “T”)

Were you excited to see The Simpsons have another new episode last week? Did you enjoy the episode? What do you think of The Simpsons becoming the long running scripted sitcom? Can’t wait for another new Simpsons episode? Well you won’t have to wait too long for the next such episode as The Simpsons is back this Sunday, with an all new episode! Woohoo!

So here’s your official TSTO Addicts reminder…all new episode, the season’s nineteenth episode, this Sunday, May 6th, on FOX (also half an hour earlier on Global in Canada)….“Left Behind”!

So what do The Simpsons have in store for us this week?

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Friday Filler – When EA Bores You- A Master Class in 3-D

I guess if you saw the last Addicts Live, you realize that I am not a fan of this last Act.  If there was ever an argument for shorter, 2-Act events, this…is…it.

There was such a lack of continuity in this final mix-mash of content, that I kept looking up from my padular device to scream, “where ARE we????”  This of course alarmed my wife to no end, as I am approaching the age where someone who may be showing signs of CTE from too much football and rugby, may very well forget where he was occasionally.

“You don’t get it! They are giving us stuff from the Caribbean, and then a couple of casinos that aren’t part of the other casinos which might be in Miami, or Cuba…and then we go to the Hague!!!  THE HAGUE!!!! They never really went to the Hague!! And then there is a skinny version of a fat guy who ISN’T the fat guy...it’s all so confusing!!

By this time, my wife as banished me to the adult version of “time out,” which is going into the living room, and leaving my padular device on the table, while she checks the browser history.

So…yes…now I am bored. I have once again finished the event with LOADS of time to spare…and have earned a ton of bonuts…without anything I really want to spend them on from this event.

So…what to do…what to do?  Maybe create something out of nothing?? Create something WAY cooler than anything EA is giving us this event…out of a bunch of clutter from other events?  BOOM! Let’s Go 3-D-ing!

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Springfield Jobs Act III- Prize Guide – International Court of Justice

OK…we are finally getting past the half-way, and more-than-half-way point in this excruciatingly long event. I am hoping that by the time you are reading this, you are long past this point in the game, and are collecting as many Bonuts as you can grab. It’s the only real reward for events that are this long.

So. Long. So. Very. Very. Long!

But, as has become the norm with the updates these days…EA is giving us a ton of Free Clutter. And, Act III is no exception.

The 6th Prize is the International Court of Justice, which I have to say, is about as random as random can be.  Most of this act is focused on tropical climates and casinos in sun-drenched areas of the world…and the International Court of Justice is…well…NOT.

But it is a prize…and you want to know the details…right?
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Springfield Jobs 101: Act 3 Heist Scene

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

By now you all should have unlocked the Act 3 Heist Scene, which is required to finish the event questline (and unlock those bonuts).  For those who may have missed it, here’s a look at the Scene…

And the story concludes…

If you missed out on the heist scene from Act 1 Patric has it here.
Heist scene from Act 2 is here

Turbo Tappin’ Springfield Jobs: Act 3 Premiums- Raoul

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Let the heisting begin! The latest event in Springfield, The Springfield Job, is all about pulling off elaborate Heists…well not too elaborate Homer is involved…in a bet between two Nuclear Power Plant owners.

Act 3 of the event brought one new premium character to Springfield, Raoul now joins the Foreigners Character Collection.  And as with the vast majority of premium characters, he comes equipt with his own questlines.  So let’s take a look at it now…


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