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Christmas Eve Open Thread

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Merry Christmas Eve and Happy First Night (almost) of Hanukkah! Busy weekend!

Well it’s finally here…Christmas Eve! And that means Santa’s coming…tonight!  Woohoo!

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I know many of you will be spending today with your families or doing last minute shopping…so I thought it’d be a perfect time for a Christmas Eve Open Thread!

Chat about the event, Snowsuit Maggie joining our games, your Christmas plans…or anything else you can think of!  Just no Add me requests…those should go here. And as always just keep it PG.

Merry Christmas Eve!

P.S.  I’ll be spending the day with my in-laws out of state, so I’ll try to moderate when I can…my apologies for any delays.

P.P.S. If you need help with Act 2 of the event, most of the info can be found on our Winter  2016 Page.  So check that out to see if your question has already been answered 🙂

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Christmas Eve Open Thread

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Here we are…Christmas Eve! Santa’s coming…tonight!  Woohoo!

Santa

I know many of you will be spending today with your families or doing last minute shopping…so I thought it’d be a perfect time for an unexpected Christmas Eve Open Thread!

Chat about the event, Maggie joining our games, your Christmas plans…or anything else you can think of!  Just no Add me requests…those should go here. And as always just keep it PG.

Merry Christmas Eve!

P.S.  I’ll be spending the day with my in-laws out of state, so I’ll try to moderate when I can…my apologies for any delays.

P.P.S. If you need help with Act 2 of the event, most of the info can be found on our Christmas 2015 Page.  So check that out to see if your question has already been answered 🙂

Addicts Question Corner: Fed Detail Redux, Stuck Tasks, Crashing & More!

By Reader Request…we’re pinning this post to the top of the site for a short while so more players can see the details on Feds.  So if you have questions on Feds…this is the post for you. 🙂
12/9 update:  Today’s update added a locked task for Santa and  the Kwik-E-Mart now no longer earns a “tax” rate.  We think it has to do with done crashing issues and the ScratchRs.  We’re digging into this a bit further…but it is widespread.  Yea

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

With a new event upon us…everyone has lots of questions regarding what to do and when. We do try to answer each one individually, but I thought everyone could benefit from the answers to these questions.  So it’s time for another addition of Addicts Question Corner….

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas…

Hey there Hoppereenos. It is just about that time. Time where our towns start to get a lil sprinkle of white. The characters get all silly. Sparkly lights shine round the town.

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Turkey Time Is (almost) Over, Is Santa Coming?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just a reminder to you all…it looks like the Thanksgiving update is set to end tomorrow (12/2/14)..the official end time that we see is 0800GMT (3am EST).    Could this mean Christmas will be arriving to TSTO?  Who knows what EA has up their sleeves, but what we can tell you is once the Thanksgiving event is over…it’s over.  That means all of those limited-time decorations, buildings and characters that you haven’t purchased, will *poof* disappear!

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WDTCF – Springfield Skating Rink

Well hello there holiday tapperinos!

Wookiee back with another where did THAT come from. You may have noticed I got all hip and shortened the words into a spiffy abbreviation. Cool, eh? As it seems that recently some of our ideas have been catching on in other blogs, we figured we’d do every one a favor and shorten it for future “borrowing”. Nothing says the holidays like gift giving, right? Since Bunny coined the phrase, I decided to go all military abbreviation crazy and kick things up a notch lol. Seriously though, I’m probably just too lazy to type the words. You know how I hate to type words.

So you ready for this round? You really want to know just where that Skating Rink comes from?  Well, before you all line up like Oliver begging for more, I’ll just get started. Besides, none of you really want to hear my Artful Dodger impression anyways.

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The Turkey is Stuffed, Santa’s Coming!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just a reminder to you all…it looks like the Thanksgiving update is set to end sometime tomorrow (12/3/13)!  Could this mean Christmas will be arriving to TSTO?  Who knows what EA has up their sleeves, but what we can tell you is once the Thanksgiving event is over…it’s over.  That means all of those limited-time decorations, buildings and characters will *poof* disappear!

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If there’s something you’ve had your eye on be sure to buy it now before it’s gone.  Also, if you haven’t already done so, make sure you finish up the Thanksgiving Main Quest (Turbo Tappin’ Guide can be found here) because if you haven’t received your free Turkey character before the event is over you won’t get the chance again!  (Note: The premium quest that comes with the Indian Casino does not have to be completed before the event is over.  Once you purchase the Pow Wow Casino the building, character & questline are yours forever.  So you can work on that at your own pace, as long as you purchase it before the event is over)

Not sure what to buy?  Not sure which items are considered limited-time?  Check out our Thanksgiving Event page for all of the details, including pros and cons on spending donuts on those limited-time premium items!

So now that Thanksgiving is over (or soon to be), let’s talk Christmas and the Christmas Event!
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We haven’t gotten a clear indication for Christmas as we did for Halloween, after all they told us exactly when the Halloween update would drop, but if all indications are correct it should hit sometime tomorrow, December 3rd.  So what can you do to be prepared and stay on top of the update news?

Well, as always the Addicts team will have you covered.  Once Thanksgiving has officially left Springfield, our little Turkey quick link on the side bar will be replaced with a Christmas quick link.  That will take you directly to our 2013 Christmas Event Page, where you can find complete coverage of everything EA has in store for us!

In addition to checking TSTOAddicts.com and the Christmas Event Page, here are a few things you can do to make sure you’re ready for the event once it hits.
-Make sure your characters aren’t on 24 hour tasks, in particularly Homer and Lisa (since they tend to be the ones to kick off events like this)
-Check the app store. Major events like Halloween and Christmas tend to be app store updates, where you’ll have to download the newest update direct from the store.
-Do you have enough in game cash and donuts?  Remember, Christmas will be another event just like Halloween.  I’m sure there will be a bunch of limited-time content for game cash and donuts and you’ll want to get your hands on everything!
-Check your friends and neighbors.  Usually events like Christmas and Halloween tend to be social events, where you’ll need as many friends as you can to collect extra “currency” to help purchase new items.  (like GOO at Halloween).  Check out our Add Neighboreenos Page to find thousands of other Tappers looking for friends, and be sure to add your name too!  You’ll also want to make sure your current neighboreeno list is “cleaned up”.  Meaning you’ll want to get rid of the “dead weight” and inactive neighbors, they won’t be much help if they aren’t playing!  Check out these posts about the Origin Desktop App and how to get rid of lazy neighboreenos.  Unsure if someone is worth deleting?  Check out this post about determining if your friend should stay or go.

Looking for more tips on how to prep your town for Christmas?  Check out this great post Bunny wrote before Halloween.  All of the same tips and tricks apply for Christmas!  

Remember Tappers..be sure to keep checking TSTOAddicts.com for all of the latest and greatest info about Christmas in Springfield, as always we’ll navigate you through the twists, turns & surprises EA has in store for Christmas 2013!

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