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Simpson Babies Prize Guide: Act 1, Prizes 1-4 Bumper Cars to Bagels

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

TSTO is back baby!  We’re FINALLY getting on, what feels like, a somewhat normal update schedule!  Praise Jebus! The theme of this multi-event?  Simpson Babies.  What will happen as our favorite yellow family gets Youthenized?  We’ll have to read the dialogue to find out…

Simpsons Babies 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 1, Act 1, we’re following what happens when Homer turns a Youthenizer on himself.  All of the prizes unlocked during week 1 play a role in that storyline.

So let’s take a look at the first four prizes this week, Captain Dodge-Em’s Bumper Cars, Simpsons Farm House/Donuts, Springfield Destruction Derby Ground, and The Doughy Dozen Bagels…

 

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TSTO Crashing Bug

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well, I was hoping to wait to write this post until I had more information…but since a number of you continue to comment on unrelated posts about the crashing bug I figured it’s better to address it in one place.  This way, hopefully, we can keep the “my game is crashing, anyone else?” comments to one centralized location.  Always the best way to share information, for sure.

Anyway, as I mentioned on the rundown post last week, there’s a crash issue happening for a number of players since this update hit.  It’s primarily impacting folks who play on Amazon devices, but some folks who play on older Android devices are having this issue as well. So, it’s not just you.

As of right now, I have no new news on this other than to say EA has indicated that they’re working on it.  My best advice, is likely something y’all don’t want to hear, you’ll have to contact EA on this.  I’ll drop the direct contact link here for you, so you don’t have to go searching for it.  As soon as I see any updates on this I’ll post about it.  In the meantime, if you do contact EA about it please keep me updated about what they say.

Additionally, there’s a thread started on the EA Help Forums.  So if you’d like you can add your “Me Too” there as well. Here’s that thread.

Also, there’s another thread over on EA help from a user named invisiblep169, with a couple of tips on how to “workaround” the bug.  From that post:

“this bug seems to be mainly triggered by tapping too many completed character jobs at once. tapping more than ~3-5 characters at once seems to be the main culprit in all of these crashes. your best course is to tap as few characters at a time as you can (try to tap them one at a time whenever possible). if there are too many in one area, move the building/decoration to somewhere isolated and tap it there. after getting those out of the way (and MANY restarts…), i was able to tap the rest of the buildings in my springfield with minimal crashes here and there. i guess the best thing we can do right now is not send characters on jobs. this obviously sucks, since the vast majority of my income comes from character jobs, but it looks like the only course of action right now.”

Hopefully, this helps those of you just coming here looking for info about this crash bug, and hopefully, this helps eliminate the “my game is crashing, anyone else?” comments on other event-related posts.  🙂

 

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 Babies is in full swing in our pocket-sized towns!  What are your initial thoughts on the event? Excited to get baby versions in your Springfield?  Ready for Week 2 to start this week?  (yes I know some of you are stuck with a crashing bug, I’m talking about thoughts about the event content beyond that…)

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)  

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!

Addicts Live Housekeeping Note

Event Info for Simpsons Babies Can be Found Here.

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

So, a few of you have reached out and asked me when we’re going to do the next Addicts Live…being that this is now the second update to hit since the last show.

For those who are worried, don’t be.  Addicts Live will be back in full force very soon!  We’re just taking a little summer hiatus, as this is always a crazy time of the year for all of us.

Now, that being said we are (unfortunately) going to have to have a format change to Addicts Live. YouTube has eliminated the live stream software that we were using to broadcast Addicts Live.  So this means, we’ll have to take the Live element out of it.  As it would be costly and time consuming for me to try to figure out another software that would work to broadcast one live stream from four different places.

So we’re going to switch things up a bit, and go to a more traditional Podcast/video stream.  Yes, we’ll still have the video broadcast of the show.  Now, the show will look more like it does when we do our year in review episode.  Not live, pre-recorded, and the podcast and video stream go up together.

The big benefit to this is that we can pre-record this at any time during the week, which will work out so much better for all of our schedules.  And hopefully (fingers crossed) you’ll see all 4 Addicts on the show as a result!

Now, we still want to keep this an interactive show.  So please, please, please send your questions for the show (or just general TSTO observations) to TSTOAddictsBlog@gmail.com.

Thanks guys!  And you will see a show before August is over!  We’ve got two updates to dissect after all.  🙂

Friday Filler – How Old Is Too Old to Be Creative?

Thank Grog It’s Firday!

What a week…

The news this week was full of awful stuff…with very few bits of good news worth watching.  So mostly, I didn’t. I knew what was going on…but it all felt the same, like we had been here before.   Kind of like this update….which is a whole lot of the same.  Some interesting writing…but otherwise, not much of a “game.”

It made me remember some of the crazy updates we used have as “normal.”  Chasing stuff…being chased by stuff…killing…maiming… No, wait…was that the news, or highlights from my home improvement projects?   I’ll get to that too.

And then, just when I thought things couldn’t get weirder, the  long-time, and now former Simpsons music  score composer filed a lawsuit against FOX, alleging  “wrongful termination and age discrimination.” And I was surprised that I had mixed feelings about that too…

So…many…mixed…emotions.  So many ants. And yes…I’ll get to that as well.
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Should I Spend Donuts On Baby Frink and his House?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

TSTO is back baby!  We’re FINALLY getting on, what feels like, a somewhat normal update schedule!  Praise Jebus! The theme of this multi-event?  Simpson Babies. Of course, an all-new mini-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 Baby Frink and Frink’s House to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this sciency combo to your town…

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Gil’s Latest Gimmick: Details and Should You Buy Moe’s Express Lemonade (Baby Moe & Barney)

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Ol’ Gil is back in Springfield.  He returned to Springfield yesterday with the arrival of the Simpsons Babies event.  Also always, Gil has another ‘deal” for us.  What’s the latest gimmick he’s peddling? Well, this time around he’s offering up a few babies…Baby Moe, Baby Barney, and Moe’s Express Lemonade.

So let’s break down the details of this latest offer and determine if this deal is worth the donuts or if it’s a real lemon….

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Simpsons Babies – Calendar and Math to Getting All of the Baby Stuff and more!

Well…call me surprised!  They actually seem to be on a roll here.  I mean the writers… Because the update feels like almost every other update lately.  But I digress…

What you are all here for is the numbers. The numbers that are going to help you get the all of the Babies…the Baby Stuff…and a whole lot of kinda random buildings. But, I have no fear that the writers will figure out a way to tie it all together.  So, Let’s Get Started!

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Simpson Babies: Turbo Tappin’ Week 1, The Younger Games

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

TSTO is back baby!  We’re FINALLY getting on, what feels like, a somewhat normal update schedule!  Praise Jebus! The theme of this multi-event?  Simpson Babies.  What will happen as our favorite yellow family gets Youthenized?  We’ll have to read the dialogue to find out…

Simpsons Babies 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 Act 1 we’re tasked with collecting Broken Toys!  Each part of the story will unlock another prize themed for the first part of the story.  So let’s take a look at the details behind Week 1 and the Turbo Tappin’ Version for the Younger Games…

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Simpson Babies Week 1 Is Live! (Updated and Complete)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

TSTO is back baby!  We’re FINALLY getting on, what feels like, a somewhat normal update schedule!  Praise Jebus! We’re back to multi-events for this one.  So love them, or hate them, they’re here to stay at least (likely) through the end of the year.  The theme of this multi-event?  Simpson Babies…

Side note: Anyone else have this them song immediately stuck in their head upon hearing this update was called Simpson Babies?  They’re really taking this “owned by Disney” thing seriously…

Anywho….things kick off with 6s tasks for Lisa, and Bart.  This then kicks off the Simpsons Babies Multi-Event!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Seeing a bunch of you report issues with Amazon devices crashing with this update.  I, unfortunately, have no way to personally verify this.  My best advice, is likely something y’all don’t want to hear, you’ll have to contact EA on this.  I’ll drop the direct contact link here for you, so you don’t have to go searching for it.  As soon as I see any updates on this I’ll post about it.  In the meantime, if you do contact EA about it please keep me updated about what they say.

Another IMPORTANT NOTE: For some reason, even if your game sound is off, when you start up TSTO it starts playing ambient sounds.  It’s incredibly annoying when you’re at work and something EA needs to fix immediately.  If your sound and sound effects are OFF, they should remain OFF.

**For part 1 you’ll need to send Marge and Homer on a 4hr task and collect 50 Broken Toys.  To collect Toys you can send: Bart, Lisa, Homer, Marge, Grampa, Maggie, Milhouse, Baby Frink, Baby Moe, and Baby Barney (New Premium Characters)**

As always, I’m going to continue to update this post as I run through things so keep checking back…


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