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Musings About Disney+

Happy Musings Thursday my friends! After a week off, I’m back with another musings post for you.  I’ve got some thoughts, so let’s get to ’em…

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Should I Spend Donuts On Kamala and the Rigellian Infant Pod Transmitter?

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Gather ’round the tapping device everyone, it’s update time in TSTO! As Halloween is alive and well in our pocket-sized towns…even if it is seven days into November!  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 Kamala and the Rigellian Infant Pod Transmitter to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Alien combo to your town…

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THOH XXX: Turbo Tappin’ Week 4, A Mother Scorn

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Halloween has finally arrived in Springfield, but with Kodos and Kang involved will it be full of Treats or lots of Tricks? We’ll have to read the dialogue to find out…

THOH XXX follows the same event structure of the Multi-Events before it.  This event consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the event!

Here we are…week 4, the final week!  This time around we’re tasked with collecting Game Pieces.  Each part of the story will unlock another prize themed for this final part of the story.  So let’s take a look at the details behind Week 4 and the Turbo Tappin’ Version for A Mother Scorn…

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Showoff Announcement: THOH XXX

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It’s that time…calling all Addict Designers!  We’re getting ready to do the next Springfield Showoff, and with Treehouse of Horrors XXX 2019 (finally) nearing the end, it’s time to show us what you’ve done with all the new stuff!   This time around I want to see what you’ve done with the THOH 2019 items! (You know…Aliens, Vampires, Storybook Characters, Devils and more!)  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 Treehouse of Horrors inspired designs (by 8pm ET Tuesday, November 19th) and we’ll be putting up the Showoff post featuring your designs on Wednesday, November 20th. 

Remember, your designs can be anything and everything Treehouse of Horror XXX

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, November 19th, 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.) 

THOH XXX Week 4 Is Live!

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It’s Wednesday..and that means time for a new week of Halloween to start in Springfield! (Note it’s an hour earlier, as EA didn’t account for Daylight savings time ending in the files…hopefully after Halloween ends it’ll go back to normal)

Things kick off for week 4 with some dialogue between Martin of the Opera and Marge (among others)…

Martin Of The Opera: Quick, come with me.
Marge: I can’t leave Bart and Lisa like this. What did he do to them?
Martin Of The Opera: We can’t help them now. We need to save ourselves.
Kang: No more slithering away. It’s time we executed secret plan sixty-six.
Kodos: Our secret plans only go to sixty-five.
Kang: Whatever. They’re really all just one secret plan.

This triggers the week 4 questline, A Mother Scorn, and is followed by a 8hr tasks for Kang, Kodos and Marge, as well as a task to collect Week 4 Currency (50).  A Mother Scorn is the questline that will take you through unlocking all of the Week 4 prizes.

Let’s take a look at what else is in store during week 4…

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THOH XXX: Full Dialogue Week 3, Once Bitten, Twice Die

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The calendar may say November, but it’s still Halloween in Springfield!  But with Kodos and Kang involved will it be full of Treats or lots of Tricks? We’ll have to read the dialogue to find out…

Now that we’re wrapping up week 3 of the event, it’s time to look back at the dialogue.  Just in case you missed it by tappin’ too fast…

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THOH XXX Prize Guide: Act 3, Prize 5 Martin of the Opera

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Despite the calendar showing November, it’s still Halloween in Springfield! And it’ll be that way for a few more weeks…and we shouldn’t be surprised after all EA warned us!

“Isn’t it sad when Halloween ends and all you have to show for it is a bucket of candy? Well, fear not!  The new Treehouse of Horrors update for Tapped Out starts this Wednesday and will scare you deep into November!”

I’m no longer sacred…just counting down the days till tinsel time. 🎄🎄🎄

Anyway…back to the prizes at hand…

THOH XXX follows the same event structure of the Multi-Events before it.  This event consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the event!

For Week 3, we’re following what happens when Zia betrays Kodos and Kang, and plots her own world take over!  All of the prizes unlocked during week 3 play a role in that storyline.

So let’s take a look at prize 5, Martin of the Opera…an all-new character for our pocket-sized towns…

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THOH XXX Week 4 Starts Tomorrow

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You guys…Riley’s 4 years old today! Happy Birthday to the Tiny Addict…I can’t believe she’s already 4. For those of you that listened to Addicts Live on Saturday, you’ll know that she celebrated her Birthday with a donut party this past weekend!  Lots of sugar was consumed by lots of little kiddos!

Anyway…enough of me getting sappy that the Tiny Addict is 4 today! (if you want to see more photos you can check out my Instagram @AddictsAlissa)  Back to TSTO…

Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow morning, Wednesday, November 13th, Week 4 (Act 4) of THOH XXX…the FINAL Act of this Event…will be starting.  The official start time is 9am ET. An hour earlier because Daylight Savings ended in the US recently.  Files show start time as 1400 UTC, which is converted to 9am ET now.

While the Week 3 questline shouldn’t be going anywhere (and weeks 1 and 2 for that matter), so if you haven’t finished the prizes you’ll have a chance to complete it even after Week 4 starts, all of the Week 3 Premium items will be leaving the store.

So if you plan on purchasing, Bridge Troll Moe do so before they leave our games tomorrow morning. (SIBs Linked)

Also, here’s some inside info to help you prepare for Week 4 to start…

During Week 4 we’ll receive a visit from the Rigellian Devil himself…and J. Rigellian Christ makes a return appearance…as Marge tries to get her children’s souls back.  Of course, you’ll have to follow along with the dialogue to find out what happens, but the same characters used for Act 3 currency tasks should be used for the Act 4 currency tasks, with the exception of Bridge Troll Moe.  Again, Bridge Troll Moe will NOT earn currency for Week 4.  So we’re looking at God, Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Grampa, Maggie, Nelson, Milhouse, and the New Premium Character for Week 4…

You’ll also need Kodos, Kang, and Marge free for the initial questline objective…

There will also be one new premium character combo introduced during week 4, and that character will be able to help with the currency earning for week 4.  (150 donuts will be needed if you’d like to purchase the combo)

And that’s it my friends!  Be prepared for Week 4 to start up tomorrow morning!

Thoughts on week 3?  Ready for week 4?  Excited to see how the story finishes?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

THOH XXX: Week 3 Questline, Premium Character Bridge Troll Moe

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Halloween has finally arrived in Springfield, but with Kodos and Kang involved will it be full of Treats or lots of Tricks? We’ll have to read the dialogue to find out…

THOH XXX follows the same event structure of the Multi-Events before it.  This event consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the event!

With Act 3, week 3, one new premium character was introduced. In addition to helping with event currency, Bridge Troll Moe comes with his own, short, individual questlines, so let’s take a look at the full dialogue questlines now.

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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…..

Simpsons are back tonight with a new episode! What do you think will happen?

It may be November 10th, but it’s still Halloween in Springfield.  Will the madness ever end?!  The answer of course is yes, as week 4…the final week…rolls out this week.  Then we can finally throw the pumpkins in the compost pile…along with the fruitcake, we threw back there 6 years ago. I wonder which will decompose first…  Thoughts as we prepare to hit week 4?

ICYMI…Addicts Live was back yesterday!  An all-new episode aired via YouTube and where ever you download podcasts.  You can listen/watch it here.  We talked all things Halloween, glitches, why the Wailing Walls literally made Safi wail…and a lot more.  Check it out if you missed it!

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) As a heads up to those that actually read the Open Thread post…I’ll be announcing a Halloween Showoff next week (to post when the event ends).  So you’ve got an extra few days to prep your downs.

And finally, how was 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!