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Season 25 Items Are Gone…

It’s almost 9am here on the East Coast of the US and still no Halloween update as of yet.  However, the Season 25 Premiere items have no disappeared from the game.  Hopefully you picked up these limited time items before they disappeared…


hi-glow barrels

Don’t worry, the full Addicts team is still monitoring the App stores and we’ll bring you the update information as soon as it’s out!


Addicts Quick Hit: Season 25 Premiere

A quick reminder…if you’re planning on submitting an entry for the Spooky 2D contest you have approx 1hr and 20 minutes to get it in.  All entries MUST be submitted by 11:59PM EST TONIGHT (Sunday September 29th).  So get those entries in for your chance to win FREE donuts!!! Click here for more details!

Here’s a quick hit about the premiere episode of the Simpsons.  As soon as it has aired on the west coast here in the US we’ll have some great recaps for you.

s25e1 homer freakout

So what do Three-Eyed Sushi and Hi-Glow waste barrels have to do with the Season 25 premiere of the Simpsons?  (Note: Don’t click more if you don’t want an episode spoiler) Continue reading

Simpsons Season 25 Premiere TONIGHT!

Hello Fellow Addicts!

Just want to remind you all to tune into Fox TONIGHT to see the season 25 Premiere of The Simpsons!  To get you all geared up for the show TV Guide has named The Simpsons as one of the Top 60 Greatest Cartoons of all time!  You can check out what TV Guide had to say and see who else made the list here:

Don’t forget to watch “Homerland” tonight!  And be sure to finish your episode tie-in before it’s over!

Until next time Addicts!


Weekend Update: September 21st-28th, 2013


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

First up…Don’t forget our Spooky 2D Contest!  Entries MUST be in by 11:59pm EST on Sunday 9/29/13.  So you only have today and tomorrow left…so get those entries in!

-Last Sunday Nick kicked things off with a discussion about the Season 25 Premiere of The Simpsons “Homerland”.  You can check out his post on it here

-Of course we can’t forget about the Season 25 Premiere Episode Tie-in update that was released this past Thursday.  Don’t forget this event is LIMITED TIME so be sure to get your Three-Eyed Sushi while you can!  We were all over this update, as always!  You can find the complete walkthrough here, if you should spend donuts on the hi-glow waste barrels here and how the new items impact the conform-o-meter here.

-Wookiee also brought us back to Level 33 over the weekend and talked about his favorite quest with Eddie and Lou.  Wookiee also brought us not one, but TWO late night revelations.  First, he talked about what he’d like to see in the Halloween Event, while he dodged the clown.  Then he discussed Three-Eyed sushi and poison, poison, tasty fish!

-Speaking of Halloween…EA surprised us all with a mini, Tuesday, update and let the cat out of the bag about the Halloween event (coming October 1st!).  We were all over the Feeding the Trolls Quest, you can read about it here.

-On Monday we asked you what you’re looking forward to the most Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving or something else.  Well the results are in and Halloween won overwhelmingly (79%), with Christmas in 2nd & Thanksgiving a distant 3rd.  Also, we had a suggestion in the comment section about a Hanukkah update.

-Bunny had our 2D covered this week with her awesome Bumblebee Man how to.  She also broke down why it’s not easy being green and why her 2D’s are green.

-Wookiee and Bunny broke down two Tapped Out Characters for us this week in Homer Simpson and Mr. Burns.  Check out these Exxxxxxxceeellllent posts!

-A bunch of gaming questions were addressed this week too!  We talked about easier neighbor management via the Origin download.  We also looked at how to tell if a neighbor is inactive and when to delete them.  We also addressed a how-to take screen shots for the most common phones and devices out there.

-We also completed the Conform-O-Meter posts and wrapped it all up with a neat little bow in the collected Conform-O-Meter post here

-Of course we had a great WAWW’s post this week all about Mansions in TSTO.  Wookiee also gave us a bonus WAWW in What some Tapperinos want .

And as always we updated some of the TSTO Walkthroughs this past week.  You can check out the Walkthrough page (which also got a face-lift) for help at ALL levels of Tapped Out!

It was a busy week here and looks like next week will be even busier!  Mark your calendars Addicts….Sunday September 29th is the Season Premiere of the Simpsons and Tuesday October 1st will be the Halloween Event update!  Addicts will have you covered every step of the way!  We’ve got some new, fun things planned for the site so keep checking us out!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Should I Spend Donuts on the Hi-Glow Waste Barrels?

The Season Premiere of the Simpsons is coming THIS Sunday on Fox and to celebrate the start of the 25th year EA has given us a mini update.  With the episode tie in update comes the Hi-Glow Waste Barrels, a limited-time premium decoration for your Springfield!  Now I’m sure you’re asking yourself, ‘Should I spend donuts on this?’ Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the Hi-Glow Waste Barrels and if they’re worth your donuts:

 Hi-Glow Waste Barrels
Donut Price: 40 Donuts
Unique?:  No
Bonus: 2%
Bonus % Per Donut Spent: 0.05%
Conform-O-Meter Points: Vanity +400
Where Can I Place It?: On the main (grass or pavement) sections of Springfield only.  (No Squidport or beach)

Final Thought: At 40 donuts and a 2% bonus, it’s certainly not the worst investment you can make.  While I have added them to my Springfield I do think the Hi-Glow Waste Barrels are a large & somewhat weird addition to TSTO.  Although it makes perfect sense, since the town was blown up and all, but it’s just a weird object to try and place, at least in my opinion.  Normally this is something I’d say pass on, since the concept of the decoration itself isn’t that great and for the donuts paid/bonus % awarded there are better items you can spend your donuts on that will make a little more sense in your town.  However…this is a LIMITED TIME item.  Once it’s gone it’s gone and you can never purchase it again, so be sure to take that into consideration when making your decision.

What do you think?  Will you be picking up your Hi-Glow Waste Barrels before they’re gone?  Let us know in the comments below.

Looking for more guidance on premium purchases?  Check out our Ultimate Premium Guide!


How Do the Season 25 Premiere Items Impact The Conform-O-Meter?

Well Tappers the Season 25 update has arrived!  EA was a little sneaky this time and had the update out in the wee early hours of the morning!  However, as true Addicts, we don’t sleep!  So Bunny was all over the update as soon as it was out with the complete walkthrough and introduction of the 2 new limited-time items.  You can check that out here.  But now let’s take a minute and see how the two new items will impact your Conform-O-Meter rating.

For those of you that don’t already know…The Conform-O-Meter is an important part of Tapped-Out because it provides you with a bonus boost in your cash and XP from everything you collect in the game.  When you achieve a 5-Star Town (it’s max rating) you will receive a 5% bonus on all money and XP collected in your town.  If you missed the previous Conform-O-Meter posts check here for the basics and here for how many points you’ll need to reach 5 stars.  We’ve also posted about each of the 8 categories and how you can max them out you can view them here: Indolence, Consumerism, Tree-Hugging, Vanity, Obedience, Gluttony, Righteousness & Socialism.

Anyway back to the Season 25 Premiere items…. Continue reading

New Info: Season 25 Premiere Update

Hi Everyone!

Hope you all enjoyed your Monday.  I know there has been some buzz in the Tapped Out world today about the Halloween update with the mini “Feeding the Trolls” update (Wookiee was all over this update today, you can check their posts out here).  The “Feeding the Trolls” update brought along a game files update.  I’ve taken a peek at the game files and while their are no spoilers or hints about the Halloween update just yet, some info has been introduced about the Season Premiere Tie-in!

It looks like this Thursday (EA’s favorite update day), September 26th, Tappers will be seeing the Season 25 update.  The update will include 2 new items that, I’m presuming, connect to the upcoming “Homerland” episode (airing this Sunday on FOX in the US).  1 of the items will be FREE, and it’s a decoration for your Squidport, and the other item (non-unique, so you can buy as many as your tapping finger desires…while supplies last of course!) will set you back 40 donuts.  The free Squidport decoration will unlock at the end of the Special episode tie-in quest!

Of course as soon as the updates hit the Addicts team will have you covered with all of the details you’ll need to know!  So mark your calendars this Thursday the Season 25 Premiere Episode tie-in update will happen and next Tuesday, according to the “Feed the Trolls” update, the Halloween event will begin!

In the meantime…be sure to finish up your 2D’s for our Spooky 2D Contest…where you can win FREE DONUTS!  Check here for all the details on the contest and to enter! 


Who’s excited for Season 25 of The Simpsons?! This guy that’s who!

Hi everyone!  I know our friends at Topix posted about this same topic (although slightly different) last week and I guess great minds do think alike!  Nick had sent us this post early last week and we decided to hold off on posting it until today (since the season premiere, in the US, is a week away).  Hope you all enjoy his take on the Season 25 premiere and possible tie-in items!

Hello Fellow Addicts!

As an avid Simpsons Fanatic since I was, well, Bart’s age I look forward to September every year & no not because I enjoy school!  September means 2 things to me 1) Football is back & 2) The Simpsons return!  How can you not love a Sunday where your day starts with Football games & ends with The Simpsons?!

So, it looks as though the first episode (airs September 29th) of The Simpsons quarter-century season will be a parody of ‘Homeland’, and Kristen Wigg will be guest starring, as an FBI Agent (Annie)!  From the previews I’ve seen it looks like it’s going to be a great episode.  Take a look:

You can also find a video preview of Kristen Wigg’s guest star spot here: http://screencrush.com/the-simpsons-kristen-wiig-homeland-homerland/

But this is a blog about Tapped-Out & not just The Simpsons, so I’ve been thinking of some possible episode tie-in items that could be added to TSTO and here’s what I’ve come up with: Continue reading