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Your Opinion Counts…Really it Does!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well December 3rd has come and gone and still no sign of Santa or the holiday update.  But don’t worry, I’ve got my Norad Santa Tracker App on so once I spot him I’ll be certain to let you all know!  While it’s frustrating waiting for the event to start, there is a silver lining.  You still have time to finish up all of those Thanksgiving Day quests (if you haven’t already) and purchase any last minute Thanksgiving Day Limited-Time items!

So while we all (im)patiently await the Holiday update to drop, we want to hear from you…the most amazing readers on the planet….about what you love about our site, what you hate about it & what you think we could be doing better (or would love to see).  Here’s your chance to sound off and let us know exactly how you feel, please don’t hold back.  We want to hear it all…the good, the bad & the ugly.  Leave us a note in the comments below about what you think.  Not comfortable leaving your name?  Not a problem, write it up as anonymous.  Not comfortable leaving us your thoughts in the comment section?  Not a problem, email them to us at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com.

We value your opinion greatly here at Addicts and want to do everything we can to make this site your favorite spot for all things TSTO, so please don’t leave anything out!
For example…Do you:
-want more game posts, or less posts?
-want more from Bunny or less?
-want to hear more from Wookiee or you want me to lock him back up in Attic?
-want more 2D?  Or less design posts?
-think we need guest writers?

The list could go on and on….Nothing is off limits, so please share your thoughts with us.  We can’t wait to see what you have to say!

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Hey Addicts, Caption This!

Sometimes TSTO gives us humorous little moments when we capture our characters doing rather strange things.  These posts are all about those strange and funny moments! Once a week we’ll be posting a Caption This!
moment where we want you, the Addicts readers, to put on your writing caps and come up with what you think is happening in the screenshot. Post your captions in the comments below. We can’t wait to see how creative and funny you guys can be!

Hey Addicts… Caption This!
(This week’s Caption This image was submitted by Addicts reader Capitalcitygoofball)
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If you’ve got an image you’d like to submit for a “Caption this!” post, email it to us at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com or post it on the Addicts Flickr page, you never know when yours might be next!

Thanksgiving Day & Black Friday Updates- UPDATED (Again)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well it’s Thanksgiving Eve and did you really think EA would let Thanksgiving go by with out some kind of holiday tie in?  This year it looks like we get not one but TWO holiday events.  The first tomorrow, on Thanksgiving Day, and the second on Friday, Black Friday here in the US!

From what we can tell from the game files, it looks like FREE DONUTS will be the reward on Thanksgiving and on Friday it looks like Ole’ Gil will finally make his long awaited Duff Promotion appearance in the game!

Sorry for those of you hoping for a Gil donut deal (maybe soon?)  looks like this is an offer the Duff Brewery, Springfield Sign and cash (will cost you 300 donuts).  Here’s the promo info we could find in the game files:
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Note: If you already have either the Springfield Sign OR the Duff Brewery this offer WILL NOT appear in your Springfield.
As is our customary deal we won’t post information about the update itself until it actually hits.  Once the update hits the game (should be sometime Thursday November 28th) we will update all of the details on this post.  So be sure to check back for more details later!
Until next time Tappers!
UPDATE: The Thanksgiving bonus is live in the game!  Should auto start for you with a Happy Thanksgiving Message!  Be sure Homer is free!
Note: I play on both a Android phone (my A game) and an Android tablet (my B game).  For my A game, on my phone, it started right up.  However, on my B game, tablet, the quest didn’t auto start.  I had to back out of the app and hard close it (close apps) and restart TSTO.  So if you don’t see it auto start for you try hard closing and restarting the app. 
UPDATE #2:
Dialogue and mini walkthrough:
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Happy Thanksgiving Pt. 2
Auto started
Homer: Oh my God!  We go three donuts just because of what day it was?  I wonder if we could reset the clock on our device, then when the machine thinks it becomes today again, we’ll get another three donuts!
Lisa: Wouldn’t that be cheating?
Homer: No, cheating is when you press a bunch of buttons and get unlimited ammo.  This is hacking!
Make Homer Reset the Clock on his myPad-8hrs
Happy Thanksgiving Pt. 3
Auto start
Lisa: That took you a long time, Dad.  Normally when you play with your myPad it’s just for a couple seconds.
Homer: I know, but I get confused when I have to go into the settings menu.  What the hell is a DHCP?  And how much is it costing me to lease it?  The good news is I was able to reset the clock.  Now the game will think it’s Thanksgiving again in 3…2….1…
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Homer: Woo-hoo
Happy Thanksgiving Pt. 3
After tapping Homer
Homer: I can’t believe that trick worked.  Now we can get unlimited donuts!
Lisa: But Dad, that would be unethical.  Besides, wouldn’t it ruin the fun of the game?
Homer: The fun of always having to wait 24hours?  The fun of not being able to afford things?  The fun of not being able to grow crops because my corn still needs 50 days?  Screw fun — I’ll take the unlimited donuts.  And more importantly, I can post a video of me doing it on the Internet and get like a zillion views!  Finally people will realize I’m a genius at computering!
Make Homer Post his Hack on the Internet– 1hr
Happy Thanksgiving Pt. 4
After tapping Lisa
Lisa: Wow Dad, your “How to get Unlimited Donuts” video is getting a lot of hits.
Homer: I know.  Move over “Puppy on a Piano” — there’s a new Most Watched Video in town!  I’m an Internet Celebrity– and that never goes away!
Lisa: The only problem is, the popularity of your video is sure to attract the attention of EA.
Homer: Uh…
Lisa: I bet they can put out a patch that fixes that problem pretty quickly.
Homer: Uh…
Lisa: In fact, I bet they’re doing it right now.
Homer: AUGHHH!!! Where’s my myPad?!  I’ve got to get my donuts!
Make Homer Reset the Clock on his myPad– 45seconds
Gil: Hey folks, Thanksgiving’s over!  Which means it’s a salesman’s favorite of days…Black Friday.
Homer: Oh no, they fixed my hack.  And even worse, Gil’s here.  I hate this stupid game!
Lisa: There’s probably a lesson to be learned in here about cheating.
Homer: There sure is.  If you do it, don’t post it online until you’ve fully exploited it for yourself.
Lisa: That’s not what I meant.
Homer: I wonder if I could have still selected “Reset the Clock” from my job list when my quests was “Post Hack on the Internet”?
FYI: No you couldn’t. 
At this point if you don’t already have the Duff Brewery and the Springfield Sign Gil will show up with his offer as indicated above.  If you have 1 (or both) of those Gil will not appear in your game and you’re Thanksgiving and Black Friday quests are complete.
Hope you enjoyed them!

Hey Addicts, Caption This!

Sometimes TSTO gives us humorous little moments when we capture our characters doing rather strange things.  These posts are all about those strange and funny moments! Once a week we’ll be posting a Caption This!
moment where we want you, the Addicts readers, to put on your writing caps and come up with what you think is happening in the screenshot. Post your captions in the comments below. We can’t wait to see how creative and funny you guys can be!

Hey Addicts… Caption This!
(This week’s Caption This image was submitted by Addicts reader & Flickr Member mosley352)
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If you’ve got an image you’d like to submit for a “Caption this!” post, email it to us at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com or post it on the Addicts Flickr page, you never know when yours might be next!

Should I Spend Donuts on the Pow-Wow Casino Sign?

Thanksgiving has arrived in Springfield!  But, with all of the new Thanksgiving premium items that are limited-time it may be overwhelming trying to decide which items to buy and what to pass on. With that limited-time label on items I know it can be tempting to just buy everything you can. But, have no fear! That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth your donuts & what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the Pow-Wow Casino Sign to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button, let’s break down the Pros and Cons of adding this to your Springfield.
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Decoration: Pow-Wow Casino Sign
Donut Price: 40 donuts
Unique?: Yes
Bonus: 2% (bonus cash and XP to all tasks)
Bonus % Per Donut Spent: 0.05%
Conform-o-Meter Points: 300 Vanity  
Where Can I Place It?: Can be placed on your main Springfield only (ie Grass and Pavement)

Final Thought: The bonus rate on this is quite high, and definitely one of the higher bonus rates per donut spent in the game.  However, it is a sign for the Indian Casino.  So if you don’t plan on purchasing the Pow-Wow Casino (check out the should I buy here) my advice would be to skip this one.  However, if you do purchase the Pow-Wow Casino this will make a nice addition to the building.

What do you think?  Will you be paying 40 donuts for the Pow Wow Casino Sign?  Will you be purchasing the Pow-Wow Casino?

Looking for more premium reviews? Check out our Ultimate Premium Guide

Should I Spend Donuts on- The Mayflower

With all of the new Thanksgiving premium items it may be overwhelming trying to decide which items to buy and what to pass on. With that limited-time label on items I know it can be tempting to just buy everything you can. But, have no fear! That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth your donuts & what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the Mayflower to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button, let’s break down the Pros and Cons of adding this store to your Springfield.

themayflower_menuDecoration: Mayflower
Donut Price: 100 Donuts
Unique?: Yes

Pros:
-3.00% bonus money and XP to all Jobs.
-The sound of canons firing when you tap on it. The flags whipping in the wind.
-A GIANT SHIP FOR YOUR SQUIDPORT!!! EEEEEEEEEE!

Cons:
-Not associated with any characters or tasks.
-Fairly expensive for only a 3.00% increase to your overall net.

Final Thought:
I personally just REALLY like just the look of it and that for me is reason enough to buy it. However, If you’re saving your donuts for something with more options and “bang for your buck”, save them for something else (Casino comes with a character and tasks). So unless you’re a completest or you want a giant ship for your Squidport, I think you would want to wait to buy this as EA lists it as a “NEW” item and not limited. So you have time to think.

New TSTO Update- Thanksgiving is HERE!!!!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Halloween just left us (about a week ago) and Thanksgiving has already arrived in Springfield!  Woohoo, finally a purpose for all that corn Bunny’s been growing!

2013-11-15 17.45.26So login to your game and get the update!  More details as we discover them…

PS this should auto start for you 🙂

Update #1:
The Thanksgiving update will auto-start for you with a dialogue between Lisa and Homer.  Here’s the dialogue:
Homer: What’s this weird paper stuff in the mailbox?
Lisa: It’s called “mail.”
Homer: You mean they invented a paper version of electronic mail?  Science is amazing!  Ooh!  A big “mail”!  Maybe it’s full of more “paper”.
Lisa: It’s a Sacagawea costume I ordered.  I saved up all my Sacagawea dollars to pay for it.
Homer: Honey, the dollar doesn’t have Sacawhoever on it.  It has George Washington, the inventor of money.
Lisa: I wanted to dress up as Sacagawea to celebrate the rich cultural history of Thanksgiving.
Homer: A white girl dressing up like a native American?  I don’t know, that sounds a little racist to me.
Lisa: Just give me the costume.

Once complete you will unlock a FREE limited time Sacagawae costume for Lisa!  Woohoo free stuff!  
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This does come with a questline, which we will cover in a different post.  🙂

New AND returning items for Thanksgiving:
To access the new items, much like Halloween, there’s a Thanksgiving button under the build menu:
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New Items Premium:
Caesar’s Pow-Wow Casino- 150 Donuts 
(Earns $200 and 22xp every 8hrs)
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Pow-Wow’s Casino Sign- 40 Donuts (2% bonus cash and xp to all jobs)

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Stampy Parade Balloon- 40 Donuts (2% bonus cash and xp to all jobs)

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The Grumple Parade Balloon- 25 Donuts (2% bonus cash and xp to all jobs)

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The Mayflower- 100 Donuts (3% donus cash and xp to all jobs, requires level 15 and completion of Squidport 2 quest)

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New Items Non-Premium:
Rusty the Clown Parade Balloon- $5,400


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Poochie Parade Balloon- $20,000

 

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Returning Items Premium:
Snowball 2 Balloon-15 Donuts (requires level 5, 0.50% bonus cash and xp to all jobs)
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Itchy Balloon- 30 Donuts (requires level 5, 2% bonus cash and xp to all jobs)
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Returning Items Non-Premium
Scratchy Balloon- $1,000 (requires level 5)
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Blinky Balloon- $16,500 (requires level 5)
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Santa’s Little Helper Balloon- $30,000 (requires level 5)
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Update #2:
Thanksgiving Turbo Tappin’ is live!  You can check out the quick walkthrough (dialogue free) here.  For those that love full dialogue, don’t worry it’ll be up shortly 🙂