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TSTO Character Profile: Larry Kidkill

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So with all this downtime, I’m finally getting the chance to cover some things I didn’t have a chance to do originally (or I simply forgot about).  This time around I’m circling back to the Moe’s Ark update and covering Larry Kidkill’s tasks.

Larry originally arrived as a free character, via the questline, during the Moe’s Ark event (last summer).  And because he was awarded via the questline and not the prize track, I never went back around to cover his task list and other details about him.

So here’s a look at the details behind Larry, Springfield Zoo’s villainous owner…

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Marge at the Bat Returning Content Is Leaving Tomorrow

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Just a quick reminder that tomorrow (Wednesday, April 24th) marks the end of the Marge at the Bat content!  So,  if you haven’t already, purchase your last few premium items, and be prepared to see the content leave our games tomorrow morning! (and hopefully, something new arrives in its place)

What are your overall thoughts on the Marge at the Bat content?  Have you enjoyed it?  Or did you feel like it was a bit lame?  Any premium items you purchased? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

P.S. Don’t forget your showoff submissions are due tonight at 8pm ET. Show us your Stadiums!

Addicts Open Thread

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It’s that time of the week again, time for the Addicts Weekly Open Thread!  So, let’s get the conversation going!  Oh and remember…just because this is posted here today doesn’t mean you can’t comment on it all week long.  This open thread will still be open for comments long after today is over!

Here’s where you can talk about anything you want to talk about…TSTO Related, Simpson’s Related or ANYTHING.  Just no Add me requests…those should go here.  We’ll give you a few suggestions (like most Sunday’s you can talk about the current episode of the Simpsons) but for the most part, you’re free to talk about ANYTHING your little Tapping Fingers desire…just keep it PG.

So, here is your Open Thread…..

Happy Easter!  How are you celebrating?  Do you celebrate?  Have you decorated Springfield for Easter?  Favorite TSTO Easter content?

ICYMI we played a new round of Simpsons Trivia yesterday, all about the  Easter themed (sorta) episode “Last of the Red Hat Mamas”.  Check it out here if you haven’t played yet.

How’s your designing coming?  What are you doing with your town?  Share some photos in the comments below! (If you need a refresher on how to add photos to the comments check out this post) Oh, and don’t forget about the Stadium Freeplay Showoff this week.

And finally, how about the rest of your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?

So chat about the Simpsons, TSTO, Update fun, or anything else you can think of! (Just no politics, it never ends well)  Can’t wait to chat with you all, you know we love hearing from you!

Have Fun!  And happy Sunday!

TSTO Addicts Saturday Simpsons Trivia: “Last of the Red Hat Mamas”

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Back by popular demand…more Simpsons Trivia!

In honor of Easter being tomorrow, I thought for this week’s trivia challenge we’d revisit an episode where a lot of our TSTO Easter content came from.  I’m talking about Season 17’s “Last of the Red Hat Mamas”!

Time to brush up on your Simpsons skills because today’s trivia starts now!

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EPPP Confidential – IV – The Reckoning


So who could possibly know what Jeanene was up to?  I know that as I wrote this chapter, I continued to be surprised by her unbelievable hubris and lack of common sense.

But, power does that to people.

It’s somewhat similar to the power to “mess with people” that huge gaming companies sometimes do to their player, throwing curves, delays, and giant changes into play, without explanation. But, I digress…kinda…

Again, A Warning… This Chapter is DEFINITELY RATED M for Mature Audiences. PG has been thrown to the wind…
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The Simpsons News Links

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Another Friday my friends, and that means it’s time for another round of Simpsons News!  The yellow world doesn’t stop turning because TSTO is in a funky state right now, a bunch of new stuff going on in the world of The Simpsons.  So, here’s the latest roundup of Simpsons News and a few fun things to check out!

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TSTO Character Profile: Aristotle Amadopolis

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So The Marge at the Bat update gives me an opportunity to do something I didn’t do last year, and that’s cover Aristotle Amadopolis’ tasks.

Aristotle originally arrived as a free character, via the questline, during The Springfield Jobs event (last Spring).  And because he was awarded via the questline and not the prize track, I never went back around to cover his task list and other details about him.

So Aristotle’s arrival in Springfield once again with the Marge at the Bat update gives me a chance to circle back.  So the update is good for something I suppose. 😉

So here’s a look at the details behind Aristotle, Shelbyville’s Nuclear Power Plant Owner…

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Showoff Announcement: Stadium Freeplay

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It’s that time…calling all Addict Designers!  We’re getting ready to do the next Springfield Showoff, and I thought with all this talk about sports we should have a little stadium freeplay fun!  So this time around I want to see those Springfield Stadiums!  So prep those towns…because we want to see what you’ve done with your Springfield!

The next showoff will feature whichever sports themed areas of your town you want to show us.  This can be tour Tapball Stadium, Football Stadium, Baseball Fields, Sports complex, anything really!  Just has to be sports themed.

As always please remember to limit it to 1-2 of your favorite areas/photos…we can’t show your whole town, unless you want to send in your entire town via town portrait.

So use this downtime to polish up your town and show us how creative you can be!  Send in your Springfield Stadium Freeplay designs from your town and we’ll be putting up the Showoff Post featuring your designs on Wednesday, April 24th. 

So grab some screenshots of your town, or finish up those designs…just make sure to send your submissions in by about 8pm ET Tuesday, April 23rd, can’t wait to see what YOU have come up with.

You can send your designs in two ways…either post a link to the image in the comments on this post or you can email them to us at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com.  We won’t be pulling images from anywhere else, so please if you want to be featured either submit in the comments below or email your images to us.

Note: PLEASE try to limit your submissions to only 1-2 of your favorite screenshots.  We like to try and let everyone showoff their town but it becomes difficult when some of you are sending in 7-10 images.  Pick your favorite areas and send them in (or if you stitch photos together, that works too).  We’ll try our best to get EVERYONE in, but please understand that sometimes we miss a photo or two.  If we miss you one week, we’ll try really hard to make sure we get you in the next week.  You’re always welcome to showoff your town, at any time, on our Flickr page.  We know a lot of you have awesome towns that you want to show off, but please try to stick with this week’s theme.  Remember, this isn’t a contest.  There’s nothing to win.  It’s just a fun way to showoff your town and get some design inspiration from your fellow Addicts.  🙂   

Do you want to be featured on the next Springfield Showoff?  Post your images  in the Comments below or email us your screenshots at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com. We can’t wait to see YOUR designs! (Need help with images, just ask.) 

Should I Spend Donuts On the Returning Marge at the Bat Buildings or Decorations?

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Weird little update in Springfield.  No new content, but a bunch of returning stuff.  Any excuse for EA to stock our stores with returning premium content in our stores, just tempting us to drop those pink sprinkles!

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us to grab everything in sight because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the returning Marge at the Bat Buildings or Decorations to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these throwbacks to your town…

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EPPP Confidential- Part III – Looking Back Before the Before for Explanations

I admit it. Back in 2014, when things started going off the rails with TSTO, and there was some downtime that made people nuts, this series I wrote was initially just for the hardcore followers who knew I was capable of going off the rails myself.  But, reading it now…I have to laugh at just how far the train wandered into the deep speculation of EA corporate life.

But, another warning…this episode takes a very weird (even weirder?) twist, that even I didn’t see coming, until it was there on the page.  I try to remember if I had a flip phone that showed up on my own desk…but, realize that I didn’t need someone telling me what to write, when I had my own, addled, imagination running freely during downtime.

Kinda like some of our current readers when they start speculating about the future of the game.

Again…this chapter is for Mature Audiences only (as in those mature enough to understand it is pure fiction…and not a statement on current society).
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