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No Nukes is Good Nukes! Or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Button

What a weird week for Nuking. Not that there is any “good” week for nuking.  But, Holyfreakinshirt!  The number of weird coincidences that happened on Saturday, make one wonder JUST HOW MUCH POWER does Alissa really have???

She had planned our Addicts Live session about Nuking your Springfield, well before the little “SNAFU” that happened on the VERY SAME DAY in Hawaii. So…did Alissa foretell the future?  Is the nimrod who sent out the false “You’re All Gonna Die” alert a disgruntled TSTO Player?   Did Safi and his Nuking demonstration have something to do with it??????

And most important…Would I Nuke if I could Nuke? And, Why WON’T I nuke???

These are all important questions to ask…
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Friday Filler – When Anarchy Meets Cool…

 

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At least part of this mini update revolves around a Premium Character that I bought in a heart beat… One, might say, a “Heart Attack and Vine,” beat.

For anyone who is a fan of Tom Waits (he is in my top five favorites artists), you may or may not remember that Tom voiced Lloyd, in the episode, “Homer Goes to Prep School” (E9S24) which is where the Preppers come from. What’s interesting to me, is that this one of the lowest rated episodes (according to the rating bots at “simpsonsworld.com” where you can watch every episode online). But I beg to differ…especially in current conditions where “the end of the world” is fairly regular dinner conversation (if you live with people who give too much credence to the headlines than they should). This episode is hilarious, and could have been shot in a remote Southern Oregon town, where loads of real life “Preppers” live off of the grid…or grow pot…or both. But I digress…

Homer starts the doomsday talk with, “I guess despite all of our so-called civilization, anarchy lurks around every corner like a racially diverse street gang, on a network cop show.” Classic…
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Friday Filler – Maybe This Isn’t Just Another Christmas Update…ALIENS!!

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I can’t believe I’m saying this…but maybe my post a couple of weeks back, asking for an Alien Invasion is for real,  and may be closer to the truth than we want to admit!

In that post, I made the point that humans only really seem to come together in times of great global conflict. And that maybe it would take an alien invasion to bring us all together (hence the relevancy of this TSTO event!).

But, I thought I was mostly joking…until I read some of the headlines this week.

Aliens. They are real…and they are messing with our military!!
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Friday Filler – The Final Word on Donut Farming…Nooooooooooooooo!

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Before any of you start lining up your pea shooters to cover me with spitwads from the peanut gallery…let me start with an apology. Mostly.

Holyfreakinshirt!!!  Why do you DO that?  (the voice of reason in my head screams loud enough to make the wild turkeys milling about in the front yard startle).  “If you are going to apologize, then DO it!! Don’t always say you’re sorry, with an explanation…that is insincere!!”  (Man…the voice in my head is really on  guilt trip now!).

The fact is…I had been warned. Alissa had actually told me, “Don’t go there! The farmers are very protective of their farms!!!” But, did I listen?  Noooooooooooo!

Even when I thought I was being “non-judgmental and inclusive” by actually trying a week of KEM farming, and reporting my personal statistics, and even going so far as to see the value of “Team Safi” casual donut farming (CDF), it really wasn’t enough.

The backlash was instant…huge…and bordering in insane (as far as anyone can actually declare anyone to be insane, in a world that is clearly off its hinges). I kid you not…there were calls for my banishment…and worse (sorry…but, it isn’t cool to suggest doing harm to my nether regions…even if “nether regions” is a metaphor for Krustyland…at least I think that what they were implying).

It is clear…that this is simply a topic that can’t be dealt with on a public forum
–no matter what the intent–if you want to avoid a very divisive, and dangerously fractious argument. And calling any action “obsessive” in a game that requires obsessive grinding to succeed, was off base.

And so….I will apologize.
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Friday Filler – In Defense of the Pot(ter) Heads

In the last episode of Addicts Live, we came up with a couple of new terms that seemed to just burst from the womb of creativity of their own free will. The two terms were Pot Heads (Alissa’s) and Ninnieville (mine).  To be clear, neither were meant as pejorative terms (really, Sam!) but were instead, merely adjectives used to define a group more easily.

OK. So even I’m not entirely buying that…and I made one of them up.

This TSTO event has been one of the most divisive since last year’s Christmas/Holiday/Pagan event. And perhaps sadly, represents an ever-growing thin-skinned-ness or unbridled open season on anyone different (depending on your purview), that seems to have cropped up since the 2016 elections.  It’s ugly. It’s mean-spirited and un-apologetically destructive to the worldwide community.

So…take a knee or don’t take a knee…it’s time to finally get down to defending those who Alissa calls “Pot Heads,” (without actually going so far as to discuss pot).

Is this Event Hallow-Richard enough? (another classic from the Addicts Live…from Wookiee), or does it completely miss the mark of what we should expect from a THOH Major Event?
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Treehouse of Horrors XXVIII – ACT I Calendar

I know. I know. We’ve seen a TON of this Crafting stuff before. As in almost half.

The good news?  It makes the prizes in the regular prize track that much more important!! That’s right…we can coast a bit (as long as you log in every 4 hours or so) and you will be well on your way to building a really cool “Potter-esque” campus and town!

And…as always, I start the calendar on Day ONE. But, don’t panic…each day is 24 hours long, so day one isn’t just the date, but also the full 24 hours from that date. Got it?  So…hold off on your “I’m Already Behind!!”  I know. We ALL are…at first.

So…let’s take a look at the numbers, and the prizes…so you can start plotting your next few weeks in 4-hour blocks!
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Add Friends- Graffiti Free 4

Remember this post is for those who won’t vandalize each other…if you’re looking for the regular Add Me Page you can find it here...

Time for a little vandalism clean up…with a new event here and the old Vandalism Free page getting pretty full, I figured time to start fresh with a whole new Add Me page free of those vandals!

Do you hate getting graffiti in your Springfield?  Are you tired of cleaning up after other people’s fun, at your expense?  Are you someone that NEVER Vandalizes other towns?  Are you super concerned about your Righteousness rating…no matter how many Training Walls you build?  Well this is the Add Friends Thread for You!

no paint

 

Here’s your thread for those of you who PLEDGE NOT TO VANDALIZE EACH OTHER’S TOWNS!  If you can’t keep that pledge…please don’t add your name to this thread.  

IMPORTANT…..Include that you WILL NOT VANDALIZE in your comment with your request.  DO NOT put your name on this list AND the other list.  This is the list for those who pledge NOT to vandalize…if you put your ID on both lists we will delete it from this one.

Here’s what’s allowed on this thread:

-Origin ID (Add Me Request) with Pledge Not to Vandalize
-Posts saying you added someone
-Post ONLY to say ” —- tagged me” (let’s not insult each other…and remember give them a chance to apologize.  Accidents do happen)
-Post apologizing to someone for accidentally tagging them
AND THAT IS IT! NOTHING MORE!

It is up to YOU to decide who you want on your friends list. If you don’t want them, take them off. That simple.

Thank you! Happy Tapping!

Friday Filler – To Monorail or Manyrail?? What do YOU Do?

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It has really been “one of those weeks.”  Ok…if I am honest, it has been “one of those months.”  As part of my “real life business” I provide news servers for tons of broadcasters across the country. And the news…well…like I said...it’s been “one of those months.”

So…
I AM SOOOOOO HAPPY to get more monorail station(s).  Not sure why I wrote it like that, as you can’t get more station. But you could get another station, or more stations. I guess I was just being lazy. But, I digress…

The fact is, as I have stated many times before, I think the monorail(s) is the single most exciting, best-ever, development in TSTO.  OK. So I did it again. I don’t think you can have monorails…as mono implies a single rail. But can you have more than one monorail?  Of course!  And with the addition of the new station(s), it is time to make some serious monorail redesign(s) decision(s)!!

The primary monorail question is…
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Friday Filler – Earning My Keep

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I admit, that if you had told me a year ago that I’d be making new theme music and a video intro for “Addicts Live,” I’d have replied, “Huh?  Really? What the heck is Addicts Live?

As I have never been to a 12-step program meeting, and know that any chance of me admitting that I had a “tapping problem” was slim, the concept of “Addicts Live” was foreign to me…and certainly didn’t warrant the effort required to write and produce theme music or a video bumper.

But, of course, it was indeed September of last year, that we tried the first “Live Video Broadcast” featuring some of the folks who keep the blog going here at TSTOAddicts.  And after a year, it just seemed time to “dress it up” a bit…and give the intro some “production value.”

That’s where my background in multimedia production came in handy.
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Friday Filler – When the Rubber Meets the Road…or Doesn’t

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I want to be clear about something. I have done my best to remain “relatively Not Cranky” since my return to the “land of the Bliss-Ninnies.” (inside joke). But, the fact remains, every once in a while, I look at my screen and say, “ARE YOU FREAKIN’ KIDDING ME???” when EA dangles a carrot in front of our faces, then snatches it away to replace it with a hammer.

And then,  I am forced (yes, forced!) to break the serene calm of a TSTOAddicts culture that mostly just wants to “keep it happy.”

Case in point.

“So…you think that Cletus is actually going to DRIVE that huge Monster Truck around your town???” I hear EA Chuckle…

Pffftttttttt…. “THINK AGAIN, LOSER!!”

So…after grinding for weeks…in order to get the “final prize,” we gleefully tap his new task, “Make Manager Cletus Go for a Spin (1h, Cletus’ Monster Truck)” expecting the truck to move around our towns with Cletus waving wildly from the driver’s seat… Continue reading