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Error Logging In to TSTO

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Many of you have been reporting about issues you have getting into your game.  It tells you that you’ve been logged out and then when you try to log back in it tells you there’s an error and you can’t get back into your game. (And Patric wrote about some issues over the weekend)

We’ve seen this before…just a few months ago.  And it impacted a certain segment of the TSTO Server.  EA is aware of this too…in fact last week they made a post on their TSTO Facebook Page to indicate what to do if you’re impacted:

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Those links are:

https://signin.ea.com/p/web/resetPassword?execution=e1628976549s1

And

https://help.ea.com/en/contact-us/new/?product=the-simpsons-tapped-out

Initially I didn’t think too much of it (which is why I didn’t post about their post over the weekend).  As it’s happened before, and usually once EA is aware of it it’s resolved quickly.

However…it’s now becoming more widespread.  I’m seeing loads more reports of the lock out happening.  And in fact it just happened to me about 30 minutes ago.  My game worked fine all day…and then all of a sudden I was locked out.

However, I was able to get back into my game, by following the reset password method.  So I do recommend trying that.

It is concerning that it’s becoming more widespread, and hopefully EA can resolve the issue soon for everyone impacted.

And I know the question on everyone’s mind is….are they going to extend Halloween?  At the moment, I don’t think it’s widespread enough to cause them to extend the event.  It’s very rare that we see them extend an event unless nearly every player is impacted.  So the best thing I can tell you to do is try resetting your password, or contacting EA to get back into your game as quickly as possible.

Happy Halloween!

Hey Howdy Tappers!

Happy Halloween everyone! Today’s the day for Tricks & Treats, Pranks & Candy, Goblins & Ghouls…it’s the day we’ve been celebrating over and over again since the THOH update hit!

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As many of you know…Halloween isn’t exactly my favorite holiday.  In fact I downright strongly dislike it.  Nevertheless I’ll still be celebrating with the Tiny Addict later today, as she celebrates her first Halloween dressed as Snow White, and trying to eat all the candy!

 

How will you be celebrating Halloween?  Trick-or-treating?  Scary Movie athon? Turning off all of your lights and pretending no one’s home so you get out of giving candy?

Don’t forget to check the site later tonight for the announcement of the winner of the THOH Bracket Challenge!

And if you’re looking for something fun to watch, you can check out the Halloween Episode of Addicts Live!

Addicts Live! Halloween Edition

Oh and if you’re looking for some good reads you can check out our previous Halloween Posts, where Bunny, Wookiee and I talked about our favorite THOH Segments…
Alissa’s Favorite THOH Segment
Bunny’s Favorite THOH Segment
Wookiee’s Favorite THOH Segment

Oh and one more thing…something I NEVER do.  But if y’all could do me a favor and vote for Miss Riley in the Gerber Photo Contest.  I know I’m biased, but that smile is just too cute for words. Thanks! 🙂

Clicking on her Photo will take you to the voting Page…

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And if you’re having trouble her photo ID # is 195012

Halloween 2016 Event 101: M-M-M-Monsters! (Monster Battles Act 1)

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It’s Halloween in our pocket-size Springfields!  Yes that magical time of the year when our towns turn dark, our water becomes mucky and there are monsters everywhere to battle.  And of course an all new event means all new twists and turns to make us all a little crazy….

Seeing lots of questions from you guys about the Giant Monsters How do you get them?  What do they do?  How do you get it started?    Let’s take a look at all those questions and more as we break down the details of Monster Battles…2016-10-05-23-41-51 Continue reading

Halloween 2016 Event 101: Monster Actors Guild (MAG) Points

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s Halloween in our pocket-size Springfields!  Yes that magical time of the year when our towns turn dark, our water becomes mucky and there are monsters everywhere to battle.  And of course an all new event means all new twists and turns to make us all a little crazy….

Seeing lots of questions from you guys about the Monster Actors Guild (or MAG Points).  How do you get them?  What do they do?  How do you get it started?    Let’s take a look at all those questions and more as we break down the details of MAG points…

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10/5 In-Game Update: Patches Galore! (Hideaway Bonus % & Monster Timer FIXED)

NOTE: it looks like the has FINALLY hit the UK Kindle stores…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just a quick note…a short while ago EA released a server side patch in our games.  This patch..RESTORES THE BONUS % FOR THE BEACH HIDEAWAYS!  Yes, now it’s back to paying the 20% per hideaway (if fully upgraded).

This patch has also, it appears, corrected the Monster Timer Glitch.  Thank goodness because it was getting old!

I’m checking to see if anything else change, those were the two I noticed right away.

So thank you EA for fixing the issues quickly.  Although it’s frustrating they were there to begin with….

But in the end…I guess my angry socks worked 😉

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2016 Halloween Event has Arrived! (Updated and Complete)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s Alive!  It’s Alive!  Halloween is here!!

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Currently it’s available on iOS only…Android and Kindle you know the drill, it’ll be out for you shortly so sit tight.

It will autostart for you with dialogue from Lisa and Homer, followed by 6s tasks for each.  This will be followed by a series of 6s tasks for Lisa and  a 4hr task (after those) for Homer.

As always we’ll be back with more in a bit…

Remember…this is a APP STORE UPDATE.  So you will need to download the latest version of TSTO from your App Store BEFORE you can see this.  You’ll know you’re on the latest version because the splash screen and icon will change.  I know inevitably there will be people saying the game didn’t tell them to update, so they’re behind.  CHECK YOUR APP STORE!

Event ends November 15th…and yes this one is broken up into Acts.. (and for those curious, when it ends it’ll likely be followed by a mini Thanksgiving Event, probably Black Friday deals and then Christmas…busy event time of the year!)

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Addicts Question Corner: More Act 3 Clarifications

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So it seems that many, many, MANY of you are still freaking out in the comments about Act 3.   I know it can be frustrating, but honestly y’all need to calm down.  It’s just a game and when you stop over thinking things, it all works out.

This is not a game made for Rocket Scientists.  You don’t need a PhD to play it…this is a game for Ralph.  And when you think like Ralph nothing is “unpossable” when it comes to TSTO.  So the biggest thing is R-E-L-A-X.  Take a deep breath.  And bring it back to the simple things.  Remember…it’s a game about tapping.  At it’s very basic level all you do is tap.

Yes, I know it’s extremely frustrating when things don’t work as they should and bugs/glitches happen.  It’s REALLY annoying.  But it’s not worth having a coronary over.  If the game is stressing you out/ticking you off that much…walk away.  Take some time away from the game and come back when you’re destressed.

I’m not trying to fill your head with sugar plums and sweet nothings about the game…I know it flawed.  There are LOADS of glitches/bugs with this Event.  They’ve been happening all event long, I’m just trying to prevent you guys from freaking out over every little thing.  It’s just a game.  So relax please.

That being said…let’s go over some more clarifications to common questions we’re seeing in the comments.  Hopefully this will help destress y’all….

Covered below are your common questions about earning Candy Apples (how to get so many), Nightmares, Skeletons not spawning and more….

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Treehouse of Horrors Act 3 is Live! (Updated and Complete)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s time!  Act 3 has arrived!

Remember…this is an automatic change in your game.  Nothing to download, it should just start up in your game..

Homer will start things off for you, with an 8hr task for 5 adults to Gather at the Simpson House.

Just what does Act 3 have in store for us?  Let’s take a look…

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Campfire Note: Nightmares will NO LONGER Spawn from the Campfire with Act 3.  There are other ways to unlock the spawning Nightmares, and details are in the post….

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Treehouse of Horrors Act 2 is Live! (Updated and Complete)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s time!  Act 2 is upon us!

Remember…this is an automatic change in your game.  Nothing to download, it should just start up in your game..

Bart will start things off for you

Just what does Act 2 have in store for us?  Let’s take a look…

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