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From the Mouth of Addicts: 3D Opera Stage Beautification

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 comes to us from reader tiff.  Besides reading this great site, Tiff shared an awesome image of some 3D additions she did to her outdoor opera stage on the origin post. Well, I reached out and not only was she willing to have a how-to done for her design, she went the extra step to do it all for you readers.  Without further ado, here’s the awesomeess she came up with to give your opera a 3D upgrade.

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Medieval 3D 101: Building a Castle

Battle Buddies ATTENTION!

Lmbo… I sure don’t miss military formations.  Anywho… with all the war going on in our towns, the history geek in me has been reminiscing about wars I enjoyed learning about.  Wasn’t it General Patton who said, “No tapper ever won a war by leaving dead buildings in his country. They won it by making the other poor dumb tapper rebuild in his country.”  I’m pretty sure that’s word for word lol.

During events, there’s lots and lots of facts and info to put out and Alissa and Bunny are true masters at compiling and producing those posts.  In the back office, I help as much as I can while spending more time than I should decorating in my town and copying their answers to comments.  While this may seem like an admission of sloth (don’t worry, they know), it does occassionally bear fruit for me to share.  This post is one example so without further words, I bring you a 3D tutorial for building a castle thingy in your town. Continue reading

3D 101: Building a Memorial

How ya bean dune peanuts?

Wookiee popping in with a little building fun for y’all.  You may have noticed an absence by me and suffice to say school and real life have been kicking my furry behind but I’m always around at least lurking to make sure no arms need ripping off.

Anywho… in the midst of stress and silliness the other day, I found myself returning to the refuge that is TSTO to take my mind off of life, the universe and everything and suddenly had the inspiration to build.  With the past 4th of July stuff, one of the rad decorations available was the Lincoln Memorial.  I of course snatched it up immediately as another homage to one of my favorite presidents and set myself the task to turn this new dec into a proper memorial in my B game.  Took some brainstorming and procrastination but I finally got around to building and figured I’d take you along for the ride.

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Krustyland in 3D!!!

What’s crackalackin Addicts?

Well, it’s 3D Thursday and I thought today we could have some fun in Krustyland (KL) for a change.  I don’t know about you but my poor theme park has been pretty neglected for quite a while.  Sure I threw my new rides from the various holiday events in there but haven’t done much else.

Well, I’m ashamed of myself.  I’m a Disneyland Annual Passholder and go all the time and still have a so-so KL.  You’d never guess how much I love amusement parks by looking at my designs.  (Well, the pathway to the castle with the Krusty Statue in front of it might give you a guess but that’s not the point.)  Thankfully, other Addicts aren’t as neglectful of KL as me. Over at TOuk, I saw this amazing 3D Design from Steven Itman and liked it a bunch.  With his permission, I thought we’d do a little 3D tutorial.  Sound good? If yes, click more….

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Tapped Out on Christmas: What to Tap Now? 2D/3D Part 2

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Back with another edition of Tapped Out on Christmas!  I’ve been noticing more and more in the comments many tappers asking what’s next?  You’ve completed the Gift Card prizes (although if you haven’t…don’t panic you still have plenty of time…until next Tuesday (the 14th) to be exact), won all of the wheel prizes (again if you haven’t don’t panic…or feel one of the F words…you still have plenty of time) and you have no clue what to do until the next update.

And now we’ve gotten word that the Christmas Event has been EXTENDED another week!  What’s an Addicted Tapper to do?

Should you still be tapping Neighbor-eeno’s houses with Gift Cards?  Should you still be dropping gift bags?  Should you still be tapping your own presents?  Well over the next couple of days we’re going to take a look at things you can do to prevent yourself from becoming Tapped Out on Christmas and still keep your head in the game.

Today’s tip?  Part 2 (and the conclusion) of our advice on trying your hand at 2D & 3D Creations!tstoaddicts3dbasicswookieeprision

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Tapped Out on Christmas: What to Tap Now? 2D/3D Part 1

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Back with another edition of Tapped Out on Christmas!  I’ve been noticing more and more in the comments many tappers asking what’s next?  You’ve completed the Gift Card prizes (although if you haven’t…don’t panic you still have plenty of time…until next Tuesday (the 14th) to be exact), won all of the wheel prizes (again if you haven’t don’t panic…or feel one of the F words…you still have plenty of time) and you have no clue what to do until the next update.

And now we’ve gotten word that the Christmas Event has been EXTENDED another week!  What’s an Addicted Tapper to do?

Should you still be tapping Neighbor-eeno’s houses with Gift Cards?  Should you still be dropping gift bags?  Should you still be tapping your own presents?  Well over the next couple of days we’re going to take a look at things you can do to prevent yourself from becoming Tapped Out on Christmas and still keep your head in the game.

Today’s tip?  Trying your hand at 2D & 3D Creations!tstoaddicts2dtappedoutonchristmas

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Weekend Update: September 15th-21st

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Happy Weekend Everyone!  As always it’s been a busy week here at Addicts & if you’ve missed any of the great posts this week, here’s your chance to catch up!

-Last weekend we celebrated our 1 month anniversary of TSTOAddicts and thanked our AMAZING readers and supporters.  If you missed our Thank You Post you can find it here.

-We also introduced a new column here at TSTO Addicts, You Might Be An Addict.  You can check out that hilarious post here.

-Last Sunday saw many Tappers without access to Tapped Out, as EA was doing server maintenance.  So naturally the Addicts Team had you  covered all week with complete coverage of the game being down, and what you can do about it.  You can check out information about the server being out last Sunday here, what to do if your game is telling you to create a new account here, and what to do if you’re asked “Is This Your Springfield” and it’s not here

-On Monday we had our weekly poll question, asking you if Patty and Selma were worth the wait.  Well the results are in and almost 50% of you said you have no real opinion you just love Tapped Out!  In second place was Yes!  It was exactly what you wanted & in 3rd place was Yes!  Nothing like you expected but you love it anyway.  You can check out the full poll results here

-Bunny was a busy 2D artist this week when she announced the winners of her Sideshow Bob challenge.  She also reveled the 2D prize she created for Mags here

-Wookiee also had his amazing 2D talents on display this week with another 2D How To, this time it broke down El Barto for aspiring 2D Artists.  He also reveled his 2D created for Laura Mac, who won his 2D Challenge from last week.  You can check out Wookiee’s Yoda here

-Of course we added some more info about Level 35.  Including: How Level 35 Impacts the Conform-O-Meter, If you should spend donuts on the DMV Limo, and just where the DMV limo comes from (and what you can do with it too!).

-We also broke down the details on how to maximize your Indolence rating on your Conform-O-Meter

-Bunny had class in session for 3D Thursday breaking down the basics in building a 3D structure for your town.  You can check out her 3D How to here

-Friday saw another bi-monthly meeting of TSTO Anonymous with group leader Wookiee.  Check out how he has no social life here!

-Of course we were hard at work on some of the basics too.  We’ve added several new walkthroughs to our Walkthrough Page and completely updated  our Ultimate Premium Guide!

Well another week is in the books here at TSTOA Addicts and it sure has been a busy one! We promise, as long as you keep reading and EA keeps updating…we’ll keep posting!

Be sure to check Addicts everyday for your daily dose of all things Tapped Out! (you can also subscribe to our blog to receive emails when new posts hit!)  Oh and don’t forget about our Spooky 2D Contest where you can win DONUTS!  (in the form of gift cards for your gaming platform of choice) Only 8 days left to enter your design!

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Weekend Update: September 8th-14th, 2013

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What a week’s it’s been at Addicts! Lots of big things happened around here this past week, and in case you missed anything from the Addicts team this past week, here’s your chance to catch up!

-Just as many tappers were concluding the Level 34 quests, and watching Super-Nintendo Chamlers catch some DINNNEERRRR!!!!, Level 35 was released! Included in the new update were the highly desired Patty and Selma Bouvier, Selma’s beloved Jub-Jub, the Spinster City Apartments, Springfield Pet Shop, and the one and only Disco Stu & Stu’s Disco!

-When Level 35 hit the Addicts team had it covered! Wookiee helped us all figure out What in the world a Jub-Jub is! As well as breaking down Gil Gunderson and his Level Up! Message, in The. Best. GIL Deal. Ever! The one and only Bunny Dud broke down Disco Stu and his connection to Patty & Selma in her post Disco Who??!!

-Level 35 Walkthroughs have been posted! You can check out the Level 35 Main Quest Part 1 and Part 2 here, or you can visit the Walkthroughs page for complete Tapped Out Walkthrough guides! Part 3, the final part, will be coming later today!

-Disco Stu boogied into Springfield, and our hearts, this week. You can find his complete walkthrough here.

-With all new levels comes new premium items. This week we broke down if Disco Stu & Jub-Jub are worth your donuts!

Of course this week hasn’t just been all about Level 35 here at Addicts. We’ve been busy little Tappers this week and brought you so many other great posts as well…..

-Last Sunday we showed you how some good tips for redesigning your Springfield with the post Springfield of Tomorrow; Build a Better Springfield. And of course Bunnydud got our week started right with her funny post about how her addiction truly is costing her everything in TSTO! (Oh and there’s a great Sideshow Bob 2D in there as well!)

-On Monday we asked you what do you think will be coming first, the Halloween event or Level 34. Well 61.25% of you got it right in saying Level 35! (For the record 61.25% said Level 35, 18.8% said Level 35 & Halloween Event as 1 update, 11.28% said something else & bringing up the rear only 8.27% of you thought the Halloween Event would come first. Thanks for voting!).

-This week we also did a little more Conform-O-Meter uncovering and showed you how to maximize your Consumerism Rating as well as your Righteousness Rating!

-On 2D Tuesday Bunnydud showed us all why Mr. Sparkle was the right choice for “lucky best wash”, with her great Mr. Sparkle 2D. She was also back on 3D Thursday, holding classes, with a 3D 101/Basics post, all about creating 3D art in your town!

-On September 11th the Addicts Remembered September 11th, 2001 and gave a special thanks to all of our brave service men and woman fighting around the world.

-Halloween was another hot topic this week! Both Wookiee and Bunnydud showed us their Halloween 2D creations, Wookiee posted about Snorky the killer dolphin & Bunnydud posted about her Nightmare Before Christmas creation!

-On Friday Wookiee told us just what he wanted in his WAWW post, telling EA to introduce Mr. Teeny as a playable character in TSTO! Wookiee also went a little crazy on Friday the 13th in his Go Crazy? Don’t mind if I do!!! post. Where he broke down more Halloween goodies for fans of TSTO and The Simpsons!

-Speaking of crazy….the Addicts went a little crazy this week as well with our Spooky 2D Contest! We’re giving away up to $45 in FREE DONUTS!!! (in the form of iTunes/Google Play Store gift cards) To enter just create your very own Halloween themed 2D creation and post a picture on the contest post. If you haven’t read about it yet check out the picture on the sidebar to the right. This will give you all of the official rules of the contest.

Well another week is in the books here at TSTOA Addicts and it sure has been a busy one! We promise, as long as you keep reading and EA keeps updating…we’ll keep posting!

Be sure to check Addicts everyday for your daily dose of all things Tapped Out! (you can also subscribe to our blog to receive emails when new posts hit!)

Happy Weekend!