So every once in a while, a period of TSTO downtime pops up and during that, tappers (ourselves included) begin a redesign (or design) phase for their Springfield. This is something we love to see. There’s nothing better than seeing tappers expressing their creativity and show casing different ways to build certain areas of Springfield. That’s the beauty of TSTO! It’s fluid and you never have to keep a design the same, unless you want to, for very long! This allows for redesign after redesign and allows you to express your creativity!
Sometimes… we get comments asking for tips and design ideas when it comes to certain areas of Springfield. While we do have a basic design guide here at Addicts (mostly just tips to get started), we thought it would be fun to create a series of posts based on different ways to design various areas of your Springfield. Note: In no way do we consider ourselves “experts” at this design stuff, in fact MANY of you could teach us a thing or two about town designs. These are just fun and different things we’ve come up with, inspired from our own minds or friends towns, to “spice up” our favorite virtual city!
For this edition, I decided it was high time to tackle a design in my B town I’ve been wanting to do for way too long. It’s been a long time since I first saved this image, but credit goes to a tapper named nehash81. I honestly don’t remember where I first saw this but my guess is on Flickr. I’m thankful I at least wrote down the origin ID. Inspired by this amazing Go Cart Track, I went through it step by step for anyone interested in placing something similar in their towns.
TSTO Space: the semi-final frontier (provided EA keeps adding land). This is the voyage of your resident fuzzball. His one post mission: to explore a design idea, to seek out why he doesn’t have a life or civilization (as in the descriptive idea of being civilized), to boldly go where let’s be honest a lot of people probably have gone before.
Still chuckling at myself for that pathetic attempt to start a post about town design and wondering why this Deep Space Homer Event has me all nostalgic for the famous opening lines of Star Trek. I’m going to blame watching “Deep Space Homer” (S5:E15) and laughing at Barney and Homer during their astronaut training.
Anyhoo… this event has been fun for me so far but getting to the point of this post… all this new NARA stuff has me itching to go over the idea of building your very own airport in TSTO. If that sounds as good as astronaut ice cream to you, go ahead and click more. Continue reading →
Hey hey friends… how’s life? So the other day I found myself with a bit of free time in my game and was tinkering around with designs. Staring at the Shinning Maze, I wished it was larger and then I thought to myself… “Self. What if you just created your own? If you’d thought of this two weeks ago, you could have saved yourself 55 donuts.” Well… regardless of a premium splurge I feel “meh” about… I did just that.
I don’t know about you but I am finding myself smiling more and more every time I visit the Village of Wookieeton and find smoking remnants of buildings. While strategy based games aren’t my forte or really my favorite, I decided early on in this event to make the most of it. If nothing else, this update has rekindled my creative fire. My neighbors are active and so is my imagination… life is good.
I’m normally a pretty positive person but I do have one big gripe with this update. I’m sure by now a lot of tappers have gotten their 3 castles up to Level 10 and found out that the accouterments for Lisa and Bart’s come with a premium price tag. I was right there with ya being pretty ticked about the development and wondering what the heck I was going to do with just 3 towers, 8 walls, a gate and castle?
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”.
Well it would seem as if we’re in a bit of a summer lull in Springfield. With the Yard Sale not bringing any new content, beyond Mayan Marge, for many Tappers…we’re all starting to feel the lull in game play. In my opinion these lulls have ALWAYS been the perfect time to work on some redesigns of Springfield.
During our Sunday Night Open Thread this past week, several of you commented that you’ve taken advantage of the Nuclear Option and are taking advantage of the lull & completely redesigning your Springfield. While others expressed concern for wiping out their whole town. So here’s what I want to know….
What are your thoughts on the nuclear option? Have you pushed the trigger yet? How do you feel about the lull in the game right now? Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!
Psst…if you’re looking for a little inspiration in the design department you can check out our Design page here OR the AMAZING work of your fellow Tappers over on our Flickr Page 🙂