Category Archives: Updates

Should I Spend Donuts On the Training Plane?

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The military event, long teased in the app store descriptions, as finally hit our towns and the kids of Springfield are about to get schooled at the finest Military Academy virtual money can buy…in Springfield.  Yes, Rommelwood Academy is here with all the drills, in your face spitting yelling and military inspired premium items our pocket-sized Springfields (and wallets) can handle.

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 the Training Plane to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this blade spinner to your Springfield…

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Should I Spend Donuts On the Discounted and Returning Premium Rommelwood/St. Paddy’s Items?

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Two little “events” going on in Springfield right now.  One is education…military education..inspired. And the other is seasonal, as today is St. Patrick’s Day. Of course any update (no matter how small) these days means premium content is back in our stores from events past, and often with a discounted price tag.

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 Rommelwood or St. Patrick’s Day 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 this throwbacks to your Springfield…

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Should I Spend Donuts On Leopold and the Enriched Learning Center?

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The military event, long teased in the app store descriptions, as finally hit our towns and the kids of Springfield are about to get schooled at the finest Military Academy virtual money can buy…in Springfield.  Yes, Rommelwood Academy is here with all the drills, in your face spitting yelling and military inspired premium items our pocket-sized Springfields (and wallets) can handle.

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 Leopold and the Enriched Learning Center to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this classic bracket battle tested character to your Springfield…

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St. Patrick’s Day 2017 Offerings Available Now

Update 3/21/17: Many of you are reporting the items left the store early according to your in-game timers.  While, this post indicates the items leave the store on March 21st (today), it is EXTREMELY important for your games to provide players with accurate information.  Including on the game timers.  The best thing I can tell you to do is contact EA.  Let them know the timers were incorrect.  Hopefully that will cause them to fix the problem.
While we try to always let you know the end dates for items, you shouldn’t have to rely on a website (that’s not run by EA) to tell you when something leaves the stores.  That’s why there are timers in the games.  So it’s really important that EA fixes this issue. 

Top O’ The Morning to Ya Tappers!

A Happy St. Paddy’s Day to everyone!  St. Patrick’s Day, the one day where everyone’s Irish!

So EA decided to release the annual St. Patrick’s Day content on St. Patrick’s eve here in the US…an excuse to break open the green beer a few hours early!

Anywho, despite not turning the rivers green this year, EA has brought back loads of items from St. Paddy’s of the past and given us one new (free) addition for 2017.  Let’s take a look… Continue reading

More (Late) Prognostrication from Wookstradamus

A day late and a dollar short.

I’m sure regular readers have noticed I haven’t been around as much with school going on. Life has been crazy and between school, work, and life, there’s not a lot of free time. One thing that does bring me joy though in the moments I have to myself is writing here, doing my geek podcast, and playing the silly little mobile game which led to the writing gig in the first place.

Over the last week, I’ve been working on another speculation post based on the hints EA gave us with the take down of the Vacation Event. I love that they’re giving us teases which actually pan out and I feel it poignant to point out that a lot of folks guessed from the last one that Rommelwood Academy was in our futures. I wasn’t one of them but oh well. It definitely fits into the idea of Military Miseducation.

But wait!?! Didn’t the most recent one thing say something about misfires in connection to the military? I don’t see anything which falls into that category unless you count the premium missile with a drawing of Homer on it so it while I initially thought about scrapping this entire post as being too late to matter, instead of wasting the time it took to get it done, I figured it couldn’t hurt to still present my ideas. Heck… even a broken clock is right twice a day so why not prognoscticate like the Wookstradumb@$$ I am?

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Should I Spend Donuts On the Tourists?

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Around the World may be over, but the tourists are hanging around Springfield!  Whether it’s by choice is a whole different story.  Yes, that’s right EA’s finally fixed the bug and the tourists are back in our stores for premium purchase

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 these three tourists to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this triple threat to tourism to your Springfield…

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Turbo Tappin’ Rommelwood Academy: Main Questline and Prizes

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Ten-hut! Rise and shine you maggots tappers!  Time to put those tapping figures to work, no time to be a precious snowflake and go crying to mama here.  Skinner’s gonna put everyone through the ranks and make soldiers tappers outta you yet!

The military event, long teased in the app store descriptions, as finally hit our towns and the kids of Springfield are about to get schooled at the finest Military Academy virtual money can buy…in Springfield.  Yes, Rommelwood Academy is here with all the drills and in your face spitting yelling our pocket-sized Springfields can handle.

Of course, as with all events, a questline comes with it to help move us through the ins and outs of the event…and unlock all of the prizes.  As was mentioned on the rundown post this mini event is similar to the previous mini-events (like Homer the Heretic and the Most Dangerous Game before it), in that you’ve got to complete various tasks to unlock the prizes.

So let’s take a look at the questline to see just how to unlock all the fun Military inspired prizes and figure out what happens when Lisa goes against the Eliminator…


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In-Game Update: Rommelwood Academy (Updated and Complete)

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Looks like EA’s truly being unpredictable these days…which I do think is a good thing..and we’ve got ourselves a late in the day in-game update!

I’ll be back with more details on this in a bit…but for now know that it auto starts for you with some dialogue from Mayor Quimby, and this is followed by a task for kids of Springfield and Skinner (6s).  Which is followed by tasks for the Parents of Springfield and Skinner (also 6s).  And that’s followed by another 6s task for the kids.  This will launch your mini event track..and start to show the prizes in the game and items you can purchase in the store.

Additionally, it looks like the tourists are back in Springfield!  EA’s finally repaired the missing dialogue bug plaguing the tourists and they’ve returned to the store…so you’ll see some dialogue popup from them as well.  And they’ll appear in the store for 60 donuts…

Back with more in a bit Tiny Addict’s asleep, images converted, details unfolded and here we go…

Remember this is an in-game update.  Nothing to download from the App Stores.  So if you don’t see it download automatically in your game try hard closing and restarting TSTO..

FYI…it appears (based on what’s being offered in the store) that this is the “military take over” event teased in the update dialogue…

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From the Mouths of Addicts: Main Event Runner Up Event Ideas

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While we’re waiting on the “next big thing” to hit TSTO, I thought now would be a good time to take a look at some of the Main Event Contest submissions from those who didn’t make the Top 10 finalists.

Everyone did such a great job with their entries & so many people came up with great ideas that they’re definitely worth sharing!  Plus, I figured EA could always use a little more inspiration!

While I can’t promise I’ll be able to post all of the qualifying entries, I’ll do my best to post 5 or so whenever we have some downtime.  So enjoy these 5 event ideas and who knows, we may be seeing one of these next in TSTO!

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Springfield Showoff: Destination Springfield

As we sit here frakkin files, pulling pics, and typing a million words a minute to get our readers the latest updates and information…we find ourselves sometimes forgetting to stop and enjoy our own games. More so our neighboreenos. So we try to make it a point to hop in n out of the towns now and then to see what cool things YOU are up to. So we have decided we want to continue to focus more attention (as if we don’t already 😛 ) on YOU…our readers. Time to time we will be peaking into your towns, checking our Flickr, and also the posts in the comments below to see what cool ideas and designs YOU have come up with to make your towns unique and…well…YOU. So here is YOUR chance to show off all your hard work, time, donuts & in game cash spent. Send us your work, no matter how big or small. Brag about it to the world. We want you to. (That and Bunny loves to see other designs and get inspiration from it.) Then keep your eyes posted to Addicts to see if YOU end up on our “SPRINGFIELD SHOWOFF”.

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