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Should I Spend Donuts On the Returning Valentine’s Day Buildings and Characters?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Love is in the air friends!  Yes, Valentine’s Day is back in our pocket-sized towns!  And this time around things are going to be done, Springfieldian Style!  Of course, an all-new event gives EA an excuse 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 Valentine’s Day Buildings and/or Characters 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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Love, Springfieldian Style: Week 3 Questline Bart to Another Future

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Love is in the air friends!  Yes, Valentine’s Day is back in our pocket-sized towns!  And this time around things are going to be done, Springfieldian Style.

Love, Springfieldian Style follows the same event structure that the Simpsons Christmas Special event followed.  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 3 we’re tasked with following Bart’s Tale…and his time traveling chase of the time travel fugitive…and the images of his ex-wife that haunt him!  Bart is the narrator for this tale, so let’s take a look at what he has to say…

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Love, Springfieldian Style Week 4 is About to Start

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow morning, Wednesday, February 13th, week 4 (Act 4) of Love, Springfieldian Style will be starting.  The official start time is 10am ET (1500 GMT). 

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

So of you planned to purchase Nikki McKenna (SIB linked) do so before it leaves our games.

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

Snake will be telling the story during Week 4.  Characters needed for week 4 tasks are:
Homer
Lisa
Bart
Marge
Cletus
Comic Book Guy
Burns
Kent Brockman
Sea Captain
Carl
Lenny
Vicki Valentine (Premium)
Capri Flanders (Premium)
Nedward Flanders Sr. (Premium)

There will also be one new premium characters 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 character)

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 where the story heads for the final act?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

Love, Springfieldian Style: Week 3 Questlines, Premium Character Nikki McKenna

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Love is in the air friends!  Yes, Valentine’s Day is back in our pocket-sized towns!  And this time around things are going to be done, Springfieldian Style.

Love, Springfieldian Style follows the same event structure that the Simpsons Christmas Special event followed.  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 arrived in Springfield, Nikki McKenna.  Nikke came equipped with her own individual questlines, so let’s take a look at the full dialogue questline…

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Love, Springfieldian Style Prize Guide: Act 3, Prize 5 Jenda

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Love is in the air friends!  Yes, Valentine’s Day is back in our pocket-sized towns!  And this time around things are going to be done, Springfieldian Style.

Love, Springfieldian Style follows the same event structure that the Simpsons Christmas Special event followed.  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, Act 3, we’re following a cop tale as told by Bart and the prizes we unlock all fit into the Bart to Another Future theme.

So let’s take a look at the final prize this week, Jenda…


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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…..

After a couple of weeks off the Simpsons are back tonight with an all new episode, what do you think will happen tonight?  Did you hear that the show will be around for at least 2 more years?

Love, Springfieldian Style is alive and well in our games!  We’re nearly finished with week 3 of the event, what are your thoughts on the latest additions?

How’s your designing coming?  What are you doing with all this stuff?  Share some photos in the comments below!  And dont forget to submit your designs for showoff. (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!

Episode Reminder: I’m Dancing As Fat As I Can (Season 30, Episode 13)

Tidings Terrific Television Tune-in’ers!

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “T”)

Were you disappointed to see The Simpsons take another short hiatus the last few week? Hoping we don’t have another hiatus anytime soon? Can’t wait for another new The Simpsons episode? Well you won’t have to wait too long for the next such episode as The Simpsons is back this Sunday, with an all new episode! Woohoo!

So here’s your official TSTO Addicts reminder…all new episode, the season’s thirteenth episode, this Sunday, February 10th, on FOX (no longer half an hour earlier on Global in Canada, but at the same time on City TV)….“I’m Dancing As Fat As I Can”!

So what do The Simpsons have in store for us this week?

 

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Special Thanks To Very Special Addicts

As I like to do after one of our fundraisers, I am printing a list of those who made the effort to donate in this last round of School Book Funding for the school in Uganda we support.

This is the 13th round of books, supplies and teaching aids we have provided to this little school in the middle of the Ugandan jungle. Without us, there would be none of the critical books and supplies needed to educate more than 270 children from the village of Buyijja, and other villages in the area who have no other school.

The best news of all, these gifts are changing lives…and the teachers there are reaching goals of success. of which  many schools in developed nations would be proud.

I’ll let our project manager deliver the results…
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Addicts Live Annoucement…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just dropping in with a quick announcement about the next Addicts Live…..

Mark your calendars because the next episode of Addicts Live will be airing Next Saturday (February 16th) at 12:00pm ET (for timezone converter check here).

The next episode will feature, as usual, our thoughts about what’s going on in TSTO, lots of laughs, our usual crazy antics and of course we’ll be fielding your questions.  Plus, we’ll be breaking down the last 2 weeks of Love, Springfieldian Style, Shelbyville’s location, and the Quantum Tunnel!  Oh and we’ll be talking about what we think EA has in store for us once Love, Springfieldian Style ends!

And those of you that can’t make the live stream, don’t worry a recording of the video will be up for your viewing pleasure after the stream is over.  So you’ll be able to catch the re-run. 🙂

Oh and if you missed any episodes of Addicts Live! you can catch up on them here.

Remember Addicts Live! is now a Podcast as well!  So if you missed any of the episodes and want to catch them again while driving, running, or even showering now you can!  Check out your Apple or Google Podcasts to download and subscribe.  🙂 

Remember, this is meant to be interactive.  So you’ll be able to ask us questions and comment as we’re live!

And if you can’t make the live stream, but still have a question you want to askyou may do so in the comments of this post or by emailing us at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com.

And remember, you don’t have to ask us personal questions.  Your question can be about anything TSTO related or not.  Need help with something in your Springfield?  Have a design question?  Stuck on a questline?  Ask away!

As far as what you’ll need for the live stream?  Well, nothing different!  No new program to sign up for.  Just check out TSTO Addicts on Saturday, February 16th and watch for the Addicts Live post around noon.  From there you’ll be able to directly play the stream…as if you were watching a regular embedded YouTube video!  Nice and simple!

Can’t wait to see hang out with y’all soon!

Friday Filler- Finding Shelbyville

Thank Grog It’s Firday!!

Let’s start with a reminder.  This game, the show, and all of the “definitive guides” that are offered up in the pantheon of Simpsons lore, is just that…lore.

It’s made up by people who either work every waking hour to unravel the mysteries of a specific topic, so as to become an “expert,” (or become conspiracy theorists and get talk shows), or they are just well-meaning fans that have their opinions about where things are, and how they work, in a world that is completely malleable…because it’s all made up.

That said…we now have yet one more cluster of items to add to our own self-imagineered towns…the much anticipated, much desired, much sought after, Shelbyville!

And if we are all honest…it landed with a bit of a, “Is that all there is? Thud!”

But, to continue on with a mild debate about “Where things are, if you are following “Simpsons Canon” we have a couple of important pieces of archived evidence, that may, or may not help you decide “Where’s Shelbyville?” 
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