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Where Did That (they) Come From – The Cracker Factory and Luann

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Weekend Update: October 20th-26th, 2013

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It’s been a busy week here at Addicts!  We’ve been busy tapping away to bring you all of the latest and up-to-date information about the Halloween coverage AND the surprise addition of Level 36 this week!.  So if you missed anything from the Addicts team this week, here’s your chance to catch up!

-The fourth community prizes dropped this week!  The Frog Prince dropped into our games on Tuesday, in all his puking glory.  

-Level 36 arrived this week!  Dolph and Jimbo have finally arrived in Springfield.  The Addicts team has been all over the update since it’s arrival with complete walkthroughs on the main quest (part 1, part 2, part 3) and the Jimbo Jone’s quest.

-Of course new Level means new Conform-O-Meter requirements.  You can check out the details for Level 36 and the Conform-O-Meter here.

-Level 36 introduced 2 new premium items.  Jimbo Jones and he Museum of Natural History.  We’ve covered if you should or shouldn’t spend your donuts on these brand new items.  You can find Jimbo Jones here and the Museum of Natural History here.

-Of course new items means new where did they come from posts.  Wookiee and Bunny were all over those new Bumper Cars.  Showing us just where they came from.

-On Monday, saw another Caption This! post.  So far your Captions have been hilarious!  Keep them coming!

-Monday also brought us a Guest Post from Poison Shift & some new advice for new tappers

-Wookiee also explained to us just what the heck a Donkishbroomchen is.  And how you can check one out in TSTO.

-This week was full of creativity with Wookie’s special 2D Tuesday and Bunny’s great 3D Thursday Springfield Football field.

-Of course Wookiee was back on Friday with his latest What a Wookiee Wants, Tress MacNeille, post!

-And Bunny brought us back to our childhood with her post all about Bart running away with Kang.

-Bunny was also in full How-To mode with her How to use Flickr posts.  You can check out how to set up a  Flickr account here and how to upload photos here.  And of course you can join the Addicts Flickr photo stream at: http://www.flickr.com/groups/tstoaddicts/

-And finally…we’ve continued to have our AMAZING Halloween Update coverage throughout the week!  While it’s a bit much to post every last post here…if you check out our 2013 Halloween Page you’ll find every single post we’ve done in relation to the Halloween update!  So if you’re stuck on a part of the update or just need some tips on capturing more GOO, check out our Halloween Page for all of the details!

If you’re looking for new friends to the event to help you capture more GOO, you can post your user id on our Add Friends page

Happy GOO collecting everyone!  We’re that much closer to 30 Billion an King Homer’s Skyscraper!  Enjoy your weekend!

Weekend Update: October 13th-19th, 2013

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It’s been a busy week here at Addicts!  We’ve been busy tapping away to bring you all of the latest and up-to-date information about the Halloween coverage.  So if you missed anything from the Addicts team this week, here’s your chance to catch up!

– The biggest news of the week?  We FINALLY announced our 2D Contest Winners!  

-Two new community prizes dropped this week!  The Clawing Zombie unlocked last Saturday night and the Ghost Bomb “dropped” 2 days later!   Don’t forget you can find more Ghost Bomb’s hidden in Ghosts and Haunted Buildings (like Donuts and Gremlins!)

-On Monday, Bunny provided us with some insight, as only Bunny could, on just what the heck is floating around in the water of Springfield!

-2D Tuesday saw a great break from Halloween (minus the mist) with a great Fat Tony 2D.

-In Am I Possessed, Bunny helped break down which characters get possessed and how they end up possessed.

-Of course it wouldn’t be TSTO Addicts with out another TSTO Addicts Anonymous Post by the one, the only, Wookiee!  In Won’t You Be My Enabler, Wookiee took a look at the co-dependency of Tapped Out.

-On Thursday we asked you just where you put your Gypsy Fortune Teller Shop, in our post You Put the Fortune Teller Shop Where?!

-We’ve also been on top of all of the glitches as they happened, with updates from EA as we get them.  The best news of all this week?  Wookiee FINALLY got back his missing Homer!

-And finally…we’ve had AMAZING Halloween Update coverage throughout the week!  While it’s a bit much to post every last post here…if you check out our 2013 Halloween Page you’ll find every single post we’ve done in relation to the Halloween update!  So if you’re stuck on a part of the update or just need some tips on capturing more GOO, check out our Halloween Page for all of the details!

If you’re looking for new friends to the event to help you capture more GOO, you can post your user id on our Add Friends page

Happy GOO collecting everyone!  Enjoy your weekend!

You Put the Fortune Teller Shop Where?!?!

Hey Howdy Hey Addicts!

One of the decorations you unlock during the Halloween main quest (Ghost in the Machine-based App) is the Gypsy Fortune Teller Shop.  At just $2,000 (what a welcomed price tag!) it’s placed in part 1 of main quest.  What I want to know is where you put it and what you’ve done with it?

Here’s one from Alissa:

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Here’s one from a neighbor:

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And here’s one from Bunny:

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So, show us yours!  Leave the link for your Fortune Teller Shop screen shot in the comments below.  If you need help with screenshots you can check our our How-To post here and if you need help with Dropbox Links you can check out our How-To Post here.

Look forward to seeing just where you put that Fortune Teller Shop!

Weekend Update: October 6th-12th, 2013

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It’s been a busy week here at Addicts!  We’ve been busy tapping away to bring you all of the latest and up-to-date information about the Halloween coverage.  So if you missed anything from the Addicts team this week, here’s your chance to catch up!

Voting is LIVE for the our Spooky 2D contest and the “polls” close this Monday, October 14th.  So be sure to vote for your favorite 2D here

-Sunday the Treehouse of Horrors XXIV episode air and the Addicts team was on it.  Wookiee’s take & Bunny helping us  connect Strongman Homer to The Simpsons we had you covered.  

-Speaking of Strongman Homer…did you unlock his costume yet?  Check out this post on how you can unlock him through the Simpsons Attic and this post for the complete walkthrough.

-Wookiee brought us a welcomed break from all of the ghost popping & gremlin dropping with his own  Gremlin 2D

-Tuesday the Tapped Out Community reached the 5 billion GOO mark and unlocked the Church of the Lard Lad building as a reward.

-On Wednesday Bunny brought us a hilarious post all about finding booty in Tapped Out, Gremlin Booty that is.

-On Thursday we asked you just where you put your Freak Show Tent, in our post You Put the Freak Show Tent Where?!

-Of course it wouldn’t be a Friday with out something from Wookiee.  This week was a special Halloween update edition of What A Wookiee Wants…I’ll give you a hint, he just wants a certain “in-demand” character to come back to his game.

-We’ve also been on top of all of the glitches as the happened, with updates from EA as we get them.  Bunny introduced us to a new GOO Glitch with the Bonus game after you reach 10,000 GOO.  We’ve also been updating fellow Addicts about the missing character glitch, including updates from Wookiee’s missing Homer (Part 1 & Part 2).

-This week we also had another edition of Addicts Question Corner where we talked about Possessed Characters, Witch Marge, Strongman Homer, Spooktacular Bonus and more!  As always, we’re here to help.  So if you have a question, any question about Tapped Out, just ask.  You can drop us a message on the Questions and Answers Page & one of us will do our best to answer it as soon as possible.

-And finally…we’ve had AMAZING Halloween Update coverage throughout the week!  While it’s a bit much to post every last post here…if you check out our 2013 Halloween Page you’ll find every single post we’ve done in relation to the Halloween update!  So if you’re stuck on a part of the update or just need some tips on capturing more GOO check out our Halloween Page for all of the details!

If you’re looking for new friends to the event, to help you capture more GOO, you can post your user id on our Add Friends page

Happy GOO collecting everyone!  Enjoy your weekend!

Should I Spend Donuts on Devil Flanders?

With all of the Halloween 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 Devil Flanders to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button, let’s break down the Pros and Cons of adding Devil Flanders to your Springfield.

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Character: Devil Flanders
Donut Price: 75
Unique?: Yes
Pros:
-The only costume, I’m aware of, for Ned Flanders.
-Humorous Alter-ego for Flanders
-Great outdoor tasks
-Limited-Time costume from last year that was brought back. Great for new tappers and Android players who couldn’t play TSTO last year because it wasn’t available on Android.

Cons:
-No quest line with it.
-For 75 donuts you’re not adding a new character or building, just a costume.
-Does not earn premium rates on tasks

Final Thought:
Honestly…if you can swing it, I say go for it. This is one of the more sought after items to the game, and the fact that EA has brought it back for this Halloween is AWESOME. At 75 donuts it’s not the worst item you can buy & some of his outdoor tasks are great!

Devil Flanders’s Tasks:

Task Length Payout Building
Show his Wrath 1hr $70/17xp Outside
Check in with the Minions 4hrs $175/45xp Power Plant
Emergency Satanic Bible Study 8hrs $275/70xp Flander’s House
Sign up New ‘Clients’ 12hrs $420/150xp Outside
Inspect the Hell Labs 24hrs $600/150xp Church
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Devil Flanders showing his wrath in Springfield

You Put the Freak Show Tent Where?!?!

Hey Howdy Hey Addicts!

One of the decorations you unlock during the Halloween main quest (Ghost in the Machine-based App) is the Freak Show Tent.  At just $760 (what a welcomed price tag!) it’s placed in part 12 of main quest.  What I want to know is where you put it and what you’ve done with it?

Here’s a few that we saw:

Here’s mine:
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By the shore line and the other “attractions” in town.  🙂

Here’s Another way to place the tent:
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As a Squidport attraction!  Must be a fun boardwalk!

And here’s another one from a neighbor:
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Surrounded by wailing walls!

So, show us yours!  Leave the link for your Freak Show Tent screen shot in the comments below.  If you need help with screenshots you can check our our How-To post here and if you need help with Dropbox Links you can check out our How-To Post here.

Look forward to seeing just where you put that Freak Show Tent!

Minor In Game Update 10/8-10/9

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Just received a minor in game update…perhaps this is fixing the Lisa/Homer glitch?  We’re checking into it, but for now assume it’s just a minor glitch fix update and nothing is going to change in your game.  As soon as we have more info we’ll post it right here.

Note: Some people got the update yesterday and some people got it today.  We DO believe it’s just fixing glitches since it’s the exact same amount of files.  It is not adding anything new to your game.  As soon as we know more we’ll update it here.

Update on the Update: It would appear…by my own accounts and that of MANY of our amazing Addicts readers…that with this update you can now no longer tap more than 5 ghosts in a friend’s town.  Also, it appears as if the Homer and Lisa glitch has not yet been fixed.
For all of you who still have a character “lost at sea” hopefully it will all be fixed soon!

Happy GOOing everyone!

Addicts Question Corner: Possessed Characters, Witch Marge, Strongman Homer, Spooktacular Bonus and more!

Hey howdy hey Tappers!

We’ve been noticing a few questions popping up in the comments of some posts and, while we try to answer each one individually, we thought everyone could benefit from the answers to these questions. So it’s time for another addition of Addicts Question Corner….

First, just a quick recap of where you should, at least, be at this point in the game in order to stay on track to earn all 10 personal GOO prizes by November 7th. According to Bunny’s GOO Calender you should be averaging about 300 GOO per day and by the end of the day today (October 9th) you should have approx 2,440 GOO canisters (or more) to stay on track for 10,000 GOO by November 7th!

Also, as a community we’re currently sitting at nearly 5,800,000,000…at this rate we should be collecting the next community GOO prize next week about this time! First Church of Lard Lad was dropped into towns yesterday morning, you can find more info on that here.

Now onto the questions…. Continue reading

Should I Spend Donuts on The Zombies?

With all of the Halloween 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 premium zombies to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button, let’s break down the Pros and Cons of adding premium zombies to your Springfield.

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Character(s): Crazy Zombie/ Senile Zombie (Shuffling Zombie is free with collecting GOO & Snarling Zombie costs $50,000 in game cash)
Donut Price: 12 Donuts each
Unique?: Yes

Pros:
-Reasonably priced
-Animation when tapped, same animation as the Shuffling Zombie.
-Limited-Time characters.  Great for new tappers and Android players who couldn’t play TSTO last year because it wasn’t available on Android.

Cons:
-No tasks are assigned for the Zombies
-Do not come with unlock quests
-No interaction with other characters and/or animals in Springfield

Final Thought:
Personally I think you’re better off saving your donuts and passing on this one.  While 12 donuts is a really low price for a premium character…so it may be tempting to buy… it’s still a character that will just walk around your town and not really give you any “in game value”, other than something pretty to look at (think Funzos).  So, unless you’ve already purchased all of the other premium characters or you’re a completest, I’d pass on this one and save your donuts.