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Addicts Open Thread

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

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…..

We’re in the final days of Krusty’s Last Gasp!  But don’t worry, he won’t be headed to Jewish Heaven. No, no, there’s a much better place for Krusty and his Gasps…Halloween!  Fingers Crossed Halloween hits us next week (Oct 2nd is my prediction)…and that it doesn’t suck. Thoughts on Halloween?  Thoughts on this mini-event?  Or have we beaten it to death?

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)    Don’t forget Springfield Showoff…all things Krusty…this week! So be sure to send in those submissions by Tuesday night. 

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!

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Episode 51- Clowning Around Before Halloween

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Welcome to Addicts Live!  Unfortunately, YouTube has discontinued the software we use for Livestreaming the show, so we’re no longer live…in the sense that you can interact with us while we’re recording the show.  But we still wanted to bring you great TSTO content, in the form of our Podcast and video, so that’s exactly what we’ve done for you guys by pre-recording the show.

As much of a bummer is that we’re no longer doing the live stream, pre-recording it allows for some flexibility as to when we record, which means you’re more likely to get all the Addicts together for the show than before!  Great bonus! 🙂

So we hope you enjoy this week’s episode, as much as we enjoyed putting it together…

The Addicts Crew is back again this week with an all-new episode of Addicts Live! Join Alissa, Patric, and Safi as they breakdown the latest mini-event to hit TSTO (Krusty’s Last Gasp), preview Halloween, and teach you a valuable life lesson about the word horror!
You won’t want to miss all the laughs of this episode!

You can download this episode from Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or listen to it below!

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Friday Filler – Sorry…But I’m Going There!

Thank Grog It’s Firday!

Man…another one of “those weeks,” when trying to keep track of time, and the time space continuum, and how to make more time, when you have too much to do.

It got weird this week, in that we recorded an “Addicts Live,” on Tuesday. But, we had to kind of pretend it was Saturday.  Which was weird enough.  But, at the very same time, Wookiee and his amazing spousal unit Heather were getting induced, to bring their newest family member into the world.  An amazing new son, who was “early,” but still cranked up the scales at 9 pounds!  So, being early, during a broadcast that was early, but airing later, and not being able to talk about it, almost broke my head!

It’s an amazing little family we have here.  It’s absolutely crazy that I first met Joe (Wookiee) and Alissa just a little over six years ago. Six years…damn. That is a long time to do anything, much less blog about a game that nobody thought would still be around. That breaks my head.

I love them. They are like kids, or nieces and nephews, or something(somehow I fit the “crazy uncle” better than a Dad for them). And Safi has been a wonderful addition…his “Ying” to my “Yang (although if you watch “Live” tomorrow, Safi goes DARK!).

I’ve now “been back to Addicts” for twice as long as I was gone. We don’t really talk about “the unpleasantness,” these days. It’s kind of like the South losing the Civil War. It happened. We are over it. Mostly.

Of course, as much as I love her, there is one thing about writing for this site, with “Alissa’s Rules,” that makes me a bit nuts. And yes…I’m going to “Go There.”
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Krusty’s Last Gasp Prize Breakdown: Sideshow Lisa

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Gather your friends, call your neighbors…or just roll your eyes as I write another one of these intros…it’s update time in TSTO! The long-teased Krusty event is upon us!  While this is a mini-event, and really nothing like we thought it would be when first teased, it’s a new event in our games!

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Krusty’s Last Gasp Online questline, you’ll have to earn  via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

So let’s take a look at the final prize of this mini-event…Sideshow Lisa…

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The Sounds of TSTO: Krusty’s Last Gasp

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Your senses can evoke powerful memories in you. The smell of saltwater can trigger you back to your youth spent at the beach, the touch of cotton can bring you back to memories of your mom, and hearing sounds of TSTO can bring back countless hours spent tap, tap, tapping away.

So let’s take a trip down memory lane via the sound effects of TSTO…

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Musings About Krusty’s Last Gasp

Happy Musings Thursday my friends!  This week, as Krusty’s Last Gasp is winding down, I figured I’d do a musings post about my overall thoughts on the event.  Usually, I wait until the event is officially over for my thoughts on it, but in this case, I think most of us are finished with it…and I want to save next week for some thoughts about potential Halloween updates (teaser for next week’s musings).  As I wonder how many more gasps Krusty has left,  I’ve got some thoughts, so let’s get to ’em…

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Showoff Announcement: Krusty the Clown

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It’s that time…calling all Addict Designers!  We’re getting ready to do the next Springfield Showoff, and with Krusty’s Last Gasp nearing the end, it’s time to show us what you’ve done with all the new stuff!   So this time around I want to see what you’ve done with anything and everything Krusty! (This can be items from Krusty’s Last Gasp, items you previously had as they relate to Krusty…Krusty’s Mansion, Krustyland, Krusty Burger, etc.  Anything, as long as it relates to Krusty!  We’re going to give Krusty one big last Gasp!)  So prep those towns…because we want to see what you’ve done with your Springfield!

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 time to polish up your town and show us how creative you can be!  Send in your Krusty the Clown inspired designs (by 8pm ET Tuesday, September 24th) and we’ll be putting up the Showoff post featuring your designs on Wednesday, September 25th. 

Remember, your designs can be anything as it relates to Krusty, this can include…Krusty’s Last Gasp Items, Kamp Krusty, Krusty’s Mansion, Krusty Burger, Krustyland, etc.  Feel free to show us your favorite stuff as long as it relates to Krusty the Clown!

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, September 24th, 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.) 

Krusty’s Last Gasp Prize Breakdown: Last Gasp Stage to Krusty’s Retreat

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Gather your friends, call your neighbors…or just roll your eyes as I write another one of these intros…it’s update time in TSTO! The long-teased Krusty event is upon us!  While this is a mini-event, and really nothing like we thought it would be when first teased, it’s a new event in our games!

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Krusty’s Last Gasp Online questline, you’ll have to earn  via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

So let’s take a look at prizes 1-6, the Last Gasp Stage, Krusketeer Set, Klub Krusty Pool, Krusty’s Retreat, and of course 2 dozen donuts…

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The Sounds of TSTO: Levels 28, 29, and 30

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Your senses can evoke powerful memories in you. The smell of saltwater can trigger you back to your youth spent at the beach, the touch of cotton can bring you back to memories of your mom, and hearing sounds of TSTO can bring back countless hours spent tap, tap, tapping away.

So let’s take a trip down memory lane via the sound effects of TSTO…

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Should I Spend Donuts On Krusty’s Clown College?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Gather your friends, call your neighbors…or just roll your eyes as I write another one of these intros…it’s update time in TSTO! The long-teased Krusty event is upon us!  While this is a mini-event, and really nothing like we thought it would be when first teased, it’s a new event in our games!  Of course, an all-new event means all-new 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 Krusty’s Clown College to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this laugh a minute to your town…

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