Category Archives: Tapped Out

Should I Spend Donuts On Cirque De Puree and the Circus Acrobat?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Grab your Santa hats and break out the tinsel because it’s Christmas time in Springfield! Yes the annual TSTO Christmas event has arrived in our pocket-sized towns, covering our usual perfect weather towns with a fresh blanket of bright, white, snow!   Of course, by now, we all know that a new event means a new excuse for EA to fill our stores with limited-time premium items to tempt us.

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us to grab everything in sight 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 Cirque De Puree and the Circus Acrobat to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this high flying duo to your town…

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Simpson’s Chistmas Special Event – Calendar and Math to Get It ALL!

OK.  So…yes…it has been mentioned several times that I was “off the hook” in regards to having to do a calendar.  However,  with all of the INSANE grousing about the event being different, it seems best to lay it all out for you in a familiar format… so you can CHILLAX!!

Let’s cover a couple of basic things…again. 

1.  You WILL get a ton of land tiles over the course of this event.
2. You are going to get a TON of FREE Stuff…including a couple of characters and some pretty cool decorations.
3. You are going to be able to GET IT ALL… waaaaay easier than before, as well as have the chance to purchase a ton of items with game cash…IF YOU FOLLOW THIS CALENDAR AND DO THIS….
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Should I Spend Donuts On the Yarn Barn and Kathy?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Grab your Santa hats and break out the tinsel because it’s Christmas time in Springfield! Yes the annual TSTO Christmas event has arrived in our pocket-sized towns, covering our usual perfect weather towns with a fresh blanket of bright, white, snow!   Of course, by now, we all know that a new event means a new excuse for EA to fill our stores with limited-time premium items to tempt us.

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us to grab everything in sight 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 the Yarn Barn and Kathy from personnel to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this knitting duo to your town…

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Addicts Want to Know: 2018 “Year In Review” Mini-Events

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Well, we’re nearing the end of 2018.  Another year in the books and another year full of events in TSTO.  As we prepare to head into 2019, we’re one again planning on doing a very special Addicts Live for the end of the year.  This will be pre-recorded, so nothing to tune in live for.  Just like we did last year, this year in review episode will feature a discussion about 2018 in TSTO.  We’ll talk about the events, share our opinions about each event & we hope to include your opinions as well!

So in preparation for that episode, I’ve prepared an Addicts Poll…a place for you to break down just the events of 2018.  This way we can keep Addicts Live interactive, despite being pre-recorded.

Because we’re still awaiting the final major event of 2018 (Christmas), I’ve broken this up into two parts.  You’ll see a poll for mini-events (this one) and another one in a little while for major events.

So please, take a moment to answer the poll questions below about mini-events in TSTO during 2018, and as always feel free to elaborate your thoughts more in the comments below.

Thank you!

If you’re having trouble viewing/using the form above you can view it directly by following this link

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!
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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!

Addicts Open Thread

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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…..

Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming!  The Christmas teaser hit our games last week, what are your thoughts on Ms. Claws and Hissmass?  Ready for Christmas?  What do you think we’ll see?

ICYMI..Addicts Live was all new yesterday!  We talked about ALL things TSTO Christmas! Check it out here.

Speaking of Christmas, have you started decorating yet?  Our halls have been decked since last weekend, y’all know I love Christmas! How about your shopping?  Made a dent in that yet?

And finally, how about the rest of your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?

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: Daddicus Finch (Season 30, Episode 9)

Tidings Terrific Television Tune-in’ers!

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

Were you excited to see The Simpsons back with another new episode last week? Did you enjoy the episode about Krusty the Clown and clowns in general? 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 sixth episode, this Sunday, December 2nd, on FOX (no longer half an hour earlier on Global in Canada, but at the same time on City TV)….“Daddicus Finch”!

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

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Episode 38- It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Hissmass

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Welcome to Addicts Live!  We’ll get the stream going at 12:00pm ET (for timezone converter check here). 

For those viewing a little before showtime, 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!

The turkey has been stuffed and it’s officially December!  Christmas is on the way!!  And with the Hissmass teaser arriving a few days ago excitement (and speculation) is building!  In this episode, we’ll recap the 2018 Thanksgiving Mini-Event…and Moe’s family dynamic, and do a bunch of forecasting on what Christmas may bring!  So grab your Santa hats and tinsel, you won’t want to miss the holiday cheer of this episode!
And as always we’ll also be fielding your questions! So join us live for all the fun! (of course, if you can’t make it live watching the replay is still pretty awesome too!)

You can download this episode from Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or listen to it below!

Audio Only:

Live Stream Video:

 

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! 🙂

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Friday Filler – Of Cat Ladies, Cats and Aerial Traffic Control

Thank Grog It’s Firday!!

And man…did “grog” ever match the goings on for the Miller clan over the protracted Thanksgiving weekend!  As mentioned in my last Friday Filler, we drove 9 1/2 hours through the midnight fog, driving rain, and wind, over the Siskiyou Summit, and into a weekend of Thanksgiving, Birthdays, and a perfusion of wine-tasting.  My daughter Ali, who lives in San Francisco with her husband Ryan, works for GAP Inc. as a Senior Buyer.  Where was she on “Black Friday?” With us…wine in hand…watching the Ducks pound the Beavers in the Civil war. Her buying  for the GAP Black Friday was done months ago!

This was between my wife’s birthday on the 22nd, and Ali’s birthday on the 24th, which was celebrated with a stay at an old farm house on a vineyard, and several sojourns to other wineries for “tastings” throughout the weekend. You had to pace yourself.  Trust me.

I threw in the towel mid Saturday, and escaped with my daughter Maddy’s boyfriend to Sanoma TrainTown, (see the link) which was a great deal ($7.50 for a 20 minute train ride, or roughly 1/4th the cost of a “tasting”) where I heard the agitated tales of “Jefferson,” my daughter’s latest “demonic child in cat form.”

Which brings us to the REAL reason for this post…a discussion of Cat People, and how the Crazy Cat Lady is a perfect addition to our games, and the airways above our towns!
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Hissmass 2018 Questlines: Ms. Claws

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Let’s face it, we’re all waiting for something big to happen in our pocket-sized Springfields.  While we’re waiting EA dropped a premium teaser on us, one full of a lot of hissing.  Yes, Ms. Claws has arrived in Springfield seeking good boys and girls to throw catnip at and bad boys and girls to scratch the crap out of.

So now, let’s all enjoy the full questline version for Ms. Claws shall we…

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