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Should I Spend Donuts On the Returning Pride Items, Mo’s, Sven Golly, Judge Harm, or J. Edgar Hoover?

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Gather ’round the tapping device everyone, it’s update time in TSTO!  Of course, a new event gives EA an excuse to stock our stores with returning premium content, 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 Pride Items, Mo’s, Sven Golly, Judge Harm, or J. Edgar Hoover 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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Showoff Announcement: Pride 2020

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It’s that time…calling all Addict Designers!  We’re getting ready to do the next Springfield Showoff, and this time around I want to see what you’ve done with the Pride 2020 stuff! With new buildings and decorations arriving with this mini-event, show me how you fit them into your Springfield!   So prep those towns…because we want to see what you’ve done with your Springfield!

As always please remember to limit it to 1-2 of your favorite areas/photos…we can’t show your whole town, unless you want to send in your entire town via town portrait.

So use this time to polish up your town and show us how creative you can be!  Send in your Pride 2020 inspired designs (by 8pm ET Tuesday, June 2nd) and we’ll be putting up the Showoff post featuring your designs on Wednesday, June 3rd. 

Remember, your designs can be anything and everything from the Pride 2020 Mini-Event, and how you worked it into your Springfield

So grab some screenshots of your town, or finish up those designs…just make sure to send your submissions in by about 8pm ET Tuesday, June 2nd, 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.) 

Pride 2020 Prize Guide: Glamazon Marge

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It’s nice to always see a little normalcy in our lives right now…even if that normalcy comes in the form of a TSTO update!  An all-new mini-event has hit our games, Pride 2020!

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

So let’s take a look at prize 4, Glamazon Marge…a new costume for Marge


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Pride 2020 Mystery Box

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It’s time to celebrate Pride in Springfield!  This year for Pride, EA decided to drop another Mystery Box!  This time around it’s full of items from Pride Events (and some not) of the past…

This is a premium box full of your chance to get those Pride premium character/building/decorations.  By now we should all be familiar with how Mystery Boxes work, so let’s jump to the breakdown of what’s inside…

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Pride 2020 Prize Guide: Restrooms to Pride Car

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s nice to always see a little normalcy in our lives right now…even if that normalcy comes in the form of a TSTO update!  An all-new mini-event has hit our games, Pride 2020!

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

So let’s take a look at prizes 1-3, Public Restroom, Curl Up and Dye, and the Pride Car…


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A Memorial Day Moment

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In the USA it is Memorial Day. A day when Americans remember those who fought for our country and freedom that are no longer with us. A time to mourn the loss of those no longer with us, but to also appreciate all that they have done for us to protect our freedoms.

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A few years ago Wook took the time to lay out his thoughts on Memorial Day as a Veteren of the US Air Force, definitely worth the read and can be found here.

Take the time and enjoy the day my friends, but please remember why you get to enjoy the extra time in the first place.

Here at Addicts we’re taking the day.  Mostly, I’m taking the day.  Going to sit outside and watch my kids run through the sprinklers and play.  In the age of social distancing the best thing any of us can do for our mental health is (to paraphrase Zac Brown) to put the world away for a minute, pretend you don’t live in it.  Let the sunshine wash those Covid blues away…

To all our readers who have or continue to serve in our US Armed Forces (and Armed Forces around the world), thank you.

If there is someone special you’d like to honor in the comments, please share.

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…..

Season 31 of The Simpsons is officially over.  What were some of your favorite moments this season?  Least favorite?  Favorite episode?  Least favorite?

Another week another brand new event in TSTO!  This time we’re celebrating Pride…drag race style!  Thoughts on the new mini-event?  (event at hand, not the subject matter)

How’s your Springfield design 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)  

Stay safe.  Wash your hands.  Social distance.    Remember, we’re all in this together.

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!

Friday Filler – Routines In Chaos to Conform or Rebel

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I don’t know about you, but the biggest enemy for me during this pandemic panic isn’t the pandemic, but trying to find a way to adhere to staying home, when “home” is still in a state of perpetual chaos.

There is something weirdly comforting to being forced to play TSTO while the world breaks down around us.  I admit to not caring much for this mini-update…and yet, I am playing it, mostly out of habit and duty.  I am addicted enough, even at this level of “meh,” to log on and “do the stuff.” But, I also feel some “sense of duty and gratitude” that EA is still acting as if nothing is happening out there. TSTO is there. And, playing it isn’t that hard to do…and ignoring it would make me feel like a scofflaw.

I love that word. It’s an old word, but not as old as it sounds.  Unlike TSTO…which in game terms, is way older than you would think it is. The game is showing its age, just as this new state of normal is revealing cracks in our systems and personal abilities to do the right thing.

But, what is doing the right thing in this situation?  Do you conform? Or do you rebel, and simply not do the things that you are asked to do?  When do you become a TSTO or social human scofflaw?
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Should I Spend Donuts On Mysterious Waylon and Draggle Rock?

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Update time in Springfield!  Always nice to see new content in TSTO, at the latest mini-event has hit our games.  Of course, an all-new 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 Mysterious Waylon and Draggle Rock to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this fabulous combo to your town…


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Turbo Tappin’ Pride 2020: Main Questline and Prizes

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Another day, another update!  Thankfully after 8 years, TSTO is still alive and kicking.  Also thankfully we’re not reliving last year’s “dead zone” of TSTO.  Anyway, yesterday launched a new update in TSTO..Pride 2020.  Good, bad, or indifferent about this event, I’m just here to give you the info on the event.

Of course, as with all events, a questline comes with it to help move us through the ins and outs of the event…and unlock all of the prizes.  As was mentioned on the rundown post this mini-event is similar to the previous mini-events, in that you’ve got to complete various tasks to unlock the prizes.

So let’s take a look at the questline to see just how to unlock all of the prizes…


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