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Server Issues (4/15/20)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Seeing more and more comments popup about Server Issues.  I have my suspicions about this but I want to do a little poll to see if I’m right.

Also, I occasionally have a connection issue (Bart Screen of Death).  When this happens to me…I hard/force close the game and restart it.  This means I go into open applications and force close TSTO. If you don’t know how to do this on your device here’s a few links: Apple, Android, and Amazon.
Note: The Android stuff is general for all Android devices.  To get help for your specific advice do an internet search “How to Force Close an App On ____” and fill in with your specific device. 

Also, another note.  If you’re still having issues you can always Contact EA.  And here’s the quick link do that: Contact EA Directly

Also, here’s the current EA Outage Map…looking at this you can kind of see where my suspicion lies for the outages.

Also…

Anyway, if you’re having connectivity issues please take a moment do to the poll below:

Here’s the direct link if you’re having trouble seeing it on this post. 

Here’s hoping you’re tapping soon!

Severs Down Bart Screen

Hey there Hoppereenos!!

Yaaawwwwwnnnn… so Bart keeps taking over our games. Looks like it’s wide spread and not just this game Severs are being temperamental. Hang in there. Nothing you can do but wait. It’s barely after 5am at EA. Patience.

TSTO Server Issues

I’m going back to sleep in the meantime 😛

~Bunny

 

Want more info on outage?

http://venturebeat.com/2015/09/20/amazons-aws-outage-takes-down-netflix-reddit-medium-and-more/

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/20/aws_database_outage/

Oh Bart!!!

Yaaawwwwwnnnn.

So of course EA don’t want me to sleep,  so what do they do? CRASH IT ALL!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!

Come on EA. I got a flight. PLEASE FIX!!! 😉

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So by now you ALL know it’s down. Bart all over. Games randomly logged out all over. Tears. Phones hitting walls and floors. Loud screams. Hair pulling. And that’s just at my place. Lol.

We’ll I’m hoping this is something simple and they come back up soon. Cuz you can’t even get in the help desk or forums. So hang in there. I’m sure the red lights at TSTO central are going nuts right now.

I’m sure y’all will have to log back in again when it comes back. I’ve been having to all day.

~Bunmy

Looks like we may be slowly coming back again. Give it time to fully restore. Contact them if you must but know there still may be issues on the support side of things.

Again…this is a S L O W process while they try to get millions back on. So don’t all rush it or it’ll just crash again. Give then time to fully fix it. Try in a few hours even.  It will be a trickle effect. Not everyone will get right back on. Patience (yah right)  😉

Oh Origin!! Server Issues

Hey there Hoppereenos, it seems everyone is LITERALLY jumping on the bandwagon after the Google Play Update for TSTO hit a lil bit ago. Since then, those pesky lil servers are on overload. Some are in their games, others not so lucky.

bart screen

For now the status of the servers show as online, so I am wondering if there are isolated patches where more traffic is hitting. Hang in there. Some have been able to get in after a simple restart. It always comes back.  If not, well…they will have to deal with the wrath of one angry fluffy Bunny. Lol.

https://www.origin.com/en-us/status

 

 

 

Oh Those Servers Are Down Again….Open Thread

serverdowngraphic-800x450“They’re up
They’re down,
They’re down and up and down
down, down, down
up, up, up,
The EA Distraction Show!”
(Thanks CGuy for the awesome modification to my server’s down jingle!)

Update 9:36AM EST:  Of course I put up our servers are down thread and the servers come back up for my game.  Check your games let us know if you’re back up too!

Update 10:00AM EST:  And now they’re down again…for me anyway.  Readers are reporting theirs are down again too.  Definitely hit and miss right now.  Certainly gives credit to the fact that they’re up and they’re down right now.

Update 4:30pm EST: It appears that the servers have now been up for a while and stable (well as stable as they can be) for anyone having issues with the game.  No, no update today…but who knows what tomorrow will bring.  For now have fun tap tap tapping! 🙂

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Are you seeing this message when you try to login to TSTO:
2014-01-29 21.25.47
Or this one?
qof99rn

Yea?  Me too.  But...DO NOT PANIC!  While it sucks, yes, this is something that we’re seeing many many MANY Tappers experiencing right now.

So be patient…relax…and keep trying.  Eventually they’ll come back up and we can all get to Tap Tap Tappin again!

In the mean time…do you need some ideas of what to do?  Check out this post for the do’s and don’t’s of the Servers being down. You can also add your Caption to our latest Caption This! OR talk amogst yourselves as we make this post a special Wednesday Open Thread!  Is this perhaps preparation for something big from EA in our games?  What do YOU think is coming?  It is Wednesday afterall…EA’s Favorite Update Day!  And it’s always fun to speculate!  So chat it up with each other about anything and everything TSTO related or not as we ALL wait for the servers to come back up 🙂

Can’t wait to chat with my favorite Addicts!

Oh Those Origin Servers Are Down Again….Open Thread

serverdowngraphic-800x450“They’re up
They’re down,
They’re down and up and down
down, down, down
up, up, up,
The EA Distraction Show!”
(Thanks CGuy for the awesome modification to my server’s down jingle!)

Update: 8:15pm EST…I’m finally able to get back into TSTO on my A game on my GS4 phone, but i’m still locked out on my B game on my Galaxy Tablet.  So some of you may be seeing service restored and others might still be experiencing downed servers.  Just keep being patient…they’ll be coming back up soon 🙂

Oh and about the heart grinder..no sight of it in the game at this point.  Someone at EA might have jumped the gun on Facebook, since the post has since been removed.

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Are you seeing this message when you try to login to TSTO:
2014-01-29 21.25.47
Or this one?
qof99rn

Yea?  Me too.  But...DO NOT PANIC!  While it sucks, yes (especially with talk of the heart grinder returning again), this is something that we’re seeing many many MANY Tappers experiencing right now.

So be patient…relax…and keep trying.  Eventually they’ll come back up and we

can all get to Tap Tap Tappin again!

In the mean time…do you need some ideas of what to do?  Check out this post for the do’s and don’t’s of the Servers being down.

You can also add your Caption to our latest Caption This! OR talk amogst yourselves as we make this post a special Tuesday Open Thread!  So chat it up with each other about anything and everything TSTO related or not as we ALL wait for the servers to come back up 🙂

Can’t wait to chat with my favorite Addicts!

Note about the Heart Grinder Rumors….while we can’t verify this in the game (because we’re locked out too with the servers)…I’m currently checking through the files to see if I see anything that would indicated the heart grinder appearing in the game.  However, we can’t be certain until the servers let us back in, but I’ll let you know what I find 🙂

All original art and content © Up All Night, LLC and TSTOAddicts.com
All Screen Shots of Game Graphics & Dialogue and Game Graphics from files ™ and © EA, Gracie Films and FOX

Oh Those Origin Servers Are At it Again….Open Thread

serverdowngraphic-800x450“They’re up
They’re down,
They’re down and up and down
down, down, down
up, up, up,
The EA Distraction Show!”
(Thanks CGuy for the awesome modification to my server’s down jingle!)

Update 7pm EST:  We’re seeing reports from Tappers (And we’re getting it first hand on our own accounts) that the servers are back up!  So we’re free to Tap Tap Tap Away.  So get back to breaking hearts tappers!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Are you seeing this message when you try to login to TSTO:
2014-01-29 21.25.47
Or this one?
qof99rn

Yea?  Me too.  But...DO NOT PANIC!  While it sucks, yes, this is something that we’re seeing many many MANY Tappers experiencing right now.

Usually right after a big update hits the games (like Valentine’s Day) the servers go down.  It’s because so many Tappers are logging into their games at the same time (and we find that it’s usually between 2pm-5pm EST).  Don’t worry though they’ll be back up soon.  If you’re getting extremely frustrated by this, if possible, try tapping at a different time during the day.  I know when I go on in the morning or in the evening I don’t usually have an issue getting into the game (unless they’re doing something to the Server).

So be patient…relax…and keep trying.  Eventually they’ll come back up and we can all get to Tap Tap Tappin again!

In the mean time…do you need some ideas of what to do?  Check out this post for the do’s and don’t’s of the Servers being down.

You can also add your Caption to our latest Caption This!work on your entry for our Valentine’s Day Contest, participate in our Addicts Want To Know Poll (we’ll be sharing the results next week) OR talk amogst yourselves as we make this post a special Thursday Open Thread!  So chat it up with each other about anything and everything TSTO related or not as we ALL wait for the servers to come back up 🙂

Can’t wait to chat with my favorite Addicts!

All original art and content © Up All Night, LLC and TSTOAddicts.com
All Screen Shots of Game Graphics & Dialogue and Game Graphics from files ™ and © EA, Gracie Films and FOX

Tappers 101- Back to Basics: What to Do When the Servers Are Down

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Back with another Tappers 101 Class, this time we’re talking about what to do when see, every TSTO Addict’s nightmare, Bart pulling your game and the inability to connect to the servers.  This is something that’s been popping up more and more lately with the introduction of the larger holiday updates, and way back when Addicts first started I covered this topic and some tips to help you manage if happens to you.  You can read the full detailed post here.  Here’s the Tappers 101 verison:
2013-11-22 01.28.41Usually when you first see Bart appear panic sets in, and you start to think ‘Ahhh, What happened?’ ‘What did I do?’  ’What can I do?’  ’WHERE DID MY SPRINGFIELD GO?!’ ‘WHY YOU LITTLE…’

Well first of all…R-E-L-A-X.  There’s nothing you can do.  So, don’t panic.  Just wait and be patient.  It’s a problem with the servers, and they’ll come back up again they always do (usually within a couple of hours).  And I promise you…your Springfield will still be there when they come back up.  I know it’s hard for us Addicts, but TRY to find something else to do until the servers come back up.

Curious if there’s something you can do to check the server status?  Check out our original post for some proactive things you can do to check the server status.

Still going through TSTO Withdrawals?  Check our our TSTO Addicts Forums, where you can communicate with other TSTO Addicts about the server problems, the game or just life in general!  Still searching for something to fill the TSTO void?  Check out the latest meeting of TSTO Anonymous, for a humorous outtake on our addition to Tapped Out!

From time to time Tappers new and old can get caught up in the game and forget some of the basics, that can cause a delay in your game.  While we have a full New Tappers Guide on Addicts, sometimes you just want the information at your fingertips right away so you can get back to tapping as quickly as possible.  Keeping that in mind, we’ve started a new biweekly column for the “quick hit” information Tappers need to keep the game moving.  Here’s where you can find all of our tips and tricks to help your game move along smoothly.

Most of the topics covered will be from your questions in the comments, so you have something you’d like us to cover in Tappers 101 please feel free to leave it for us in the comments below.