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Rommelwood Academy Coming to an End…

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Just popping in with a friendly reminder that the Rommelwood Academy mini event is set to leave our games tomorrow morning.  So finish up that prize track.  Make sure you grab everything you’re looking at from the stores (including Gil’s Hellfish deal), because come tomorrow afternoon it’ll be gone.

Remember, once the timer runs out you’ll no longer be able to purchase the items or complete the prize track.  You won’t be able to delay the timer on this one, since it was part of an in-game update not an app store update.  So be sure to get everything you want and finish the prize track (Left, Right, Left questline) BEFORE tomorrow morning, otherwise you’ll miss out.

Need a reminder about what was included in the store for this event?  Check out the rundown post here.  In addition to the rundown post, the Hellfish will also leave tomorrow 

So what’s next?  Well if EA continues to follow their pattern of updates, we should expect to see a major (app store update required) event this week at some point.  OR they could be totally unpredictable to do another episode tie-in for Sunday’s new episode of the show.  In reality, no one (except EA) knows what’s going to happen next and when it’ll happen.  So for now let’s all just sit back, relax and wait to see what happens…

Oh and don’t forget to finish up those Rommelwood designs and submit them for our Springfield Showoff tomorrow

What were your thoughts on the Rommelwood mini event?  Ready for what’s next? What do you think we’ll see next? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

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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…..

No new Simpsons this week, they’ve got a 1hr episode of Bob’s Burgers on instead.  But you can still watch FXX or another Simpsons streaming option and check out “The Secret War of Lisa Simpson” (S8, E25) to check out most of the Rommelwood Academy items.

 

Speaking of Rommelwood, the mini event ends on Tuesday…have you unlocked everything yet?  What are your thoughts about the mini event?  Ready for what’s next?  What do you think it’ll be?

Don’t forget Springfield Showoff will be up on Tuesday, so don’t forget to submit your Rommelwood designs by tomorrow night.

How was your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?

So chat about the Simpsons, TSTO, Update fun, or anything else you can think of!  Can’t wait to chat with you all, you know we love hearing from you!

Have Fun!  And happy Sunday!

Addicts Live Annoucement…

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

addicts-liveMark your calendars because the next episode of Addicts Live will be airing Next Saturday (April 1st) at noon ET (for timezone converter check here). (And no this isn’t an April Fools joke…)

The next episode will feature, as usual, our thoughts about what’s going on in TSTO, lots of laugh, our usual crazy antics and of course we’ll be fielding your questions.  All while hoping the Scientologists don’t come knocking on Wookiee’s door…

And of course we’re continuing to work to make sure we’re 45 minutes or less for each show! (it’s a work in progress…sometimes it happens, most of the time it doesn’t)

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, this is meant to be interactive.  So you’ll be able to ask us questions and comment as we’re live right in the comment section here!

And if you can’t make the live stream, but still have a question you want to ask you 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 April 1st 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!

Rommelwood Academy Prize Breakdown: Cadet Lisa

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Well my friends, we’ve arrived at the end of our Rommelwood Prize breakdown posts, since we started with the last two prizes first. We’re finally onto covering Cadet Lisa, the badass of Rommelwood.  Any girl that can hang upside-down by her legs on the Eliminator, is a true badass.

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

Let’s take a look at the details of the fourth prize, Cadet Lisa. What she does and how you unlock her…



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Should I Spend Donuts On the Keep Out Sign?

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The military event, long teased in the app store descriptions, as finally hit our towns and the kids of Springfield are about to get schooled at the finest Military Academy virtual money can buy…in Springfield.  Yes, Rommelwood Academy is here with all the drills, in your face spitting yelling and military inspired premium items our pocket-sized Springfields (and wallets) can handle.

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks awesome 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 Keep Out Sign to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this sign to your Springfield…

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Rommelwood Academy Prize Breakdown: Rommelwood Barracks

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Back with another Rommelwood Prize breakdown.  This time we’re breaking down the third prize (the Barracks), the sleeping quarters of Rommelwood Academy…important because Lisa needs to listen to those cassette tapes from Marge somewhere.  (plus I like dating myself by saying cassette tapes…ah the 90s!)

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

Let’s take a look at the details of the third prize, the Rommelwood Barracks.  What it does and how you unlock it…



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Should I Spend Donuts On the Death to Homer Missile?

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The military event, long teased in the app store descriptions, as finally hit our towns and the kids of Springfield are about to get schooled at the finest Military Academy virtual money can buy…in Springfield.  Yes, Rommelwood Academy is here with all the drills, in your face spitting yelling and military inspired premium items our pocket-sized Springfields (and wallets) can handle.

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks awesome 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 Death to Homer Missile to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Homer Missile to your Springfield…

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Rommelwood Academy Prize Breakdown: Rommelwood Statue

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Well we’re back on track now…we’ve covered the last prize of Rommelwood and the first prize of Rommelwood, so what’s next? The second prize of course!  Because even shiny statues deserve their own post….

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

Let’s take a look at the details of the second prize, the Rommelwood.  What it does and how you unlock it…



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Showoff Announcement: Rommelwood Academy

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It’s that time…calling all Springfield Military School designs!  We’re getting ready to do the next Springfield Showoff featuring what you’ve done with all of the Rommelwood Academy mini event stuff!  So prep those towns…because we want to see what you’ve done with your Springfield!

The Next Showoff will feature your Rommelwood Academy stuff so show us what you’ve got!  Send in your areas of Military designs (including Rommelwood Academy and barracks, Hellfish monument, nuclear warheads and shelters or any other military inspired areas you’d like to show us) from your Springfield and we’ll be putting up the Showoff Post, featuring your designs, on TUESDAY March 28th 2017. (Note that it’s a weekday instead of the weekend.  I wanted to make sure y’all have the weekend to work on your designs, so we’re doing this on Tuesday instead of Saturday)

So grab some screenshots of your town, or finish up those designs…just make sure to send your submissions in by about 8pm ET Monday March 27th. 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.) 

Rommelwood Academy Prize Breakdown: Rommelwood Academy

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So now that we’ve covered the last prize of Rommelwood, let’s go back and cover the first prize!  Why?  So that when EA re-releases it in 6 months (for donuts) I’ll have a post to refer new players back to… 😉

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

Let’s take a look at the details of the first prize, Rommelwood Academy.  What it does and how you unlock it…


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