Tag Archives: TSTO Christmas 2017

In-Game Update: Christmas 2017 Removal, Mini-Event Setup

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Well there’s still snow in Springfield BUT the Christmas event has been officially removed from our games.  An in-game update hit our pocket-sized towns a short while ago, which officially pulled the event from your town.  No extra time this time around…

While no big changes to the game…nope no event just yet…there are a few “improvements” related to the Christmas Event that are live now. Continue reading

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Springfield Showoff: Christmas/Winter 2017

As we sit here frakkin files, pulling pics, and typing a million words a minute to get our readers the latest updates and information…we find ourselves sometimes forgetting to stop and enjoy our own games. More so our neighboreenos. So we try to make it a point to hop in n out of the towns now and then to see what cool things YOU are up to. So we have decided we want to continue to focus more attention (as if we don’t already 😛 ) on YOU…our readers. Time to time we will be peaking into your towns, checking our Flickr, and also the posts in the comments below to see what cool ideas and designs YOU have come up with to make your towns unique and…well…YOU. So here is YOUR chance to show off all your hard work, time, donuts & in game cash spent. Send us your work, no matter how big or small. Brag about it to the world. We want you to. Then keep your eyes posted to Addicts to see if YOU end up on our “SPRINGFIELD SHOWOFF”.

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Episode 22- 2017 TSTO in Review

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Welcome to a very special Addicts Live!  We’re not quite as live as we usually are this time.  Instead, the Addicts crew got together between Christmas and New Year’s to bring you a very special 2017 in TSTO review!

Yes, in this episode the Addicts breakdown each and every update that hit TSTO in 2017 (Major, mini and non-event). Plus we shared our takes on the good, bad and ugly for each.  And we even take a little time to give some speculation on what 2018 may bring in TSTO!

You can download this episode from Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or listen to it below!

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Note: Wookiee recorded special audio for this (that I mention at the top of the show) but it’s only on the Podcast version of the show.  You can hear his take about 2017 in TSTO right around the 1hr 5m mark of the Podcast version. (downloadable from the links above, or just click the audio right below this text)

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While this episode wasn’t live, we still were appreciative to get your opinions on the events of 2017, from this post, but please feel free to share more opinions about 2017 in the comments below.

We hope you all have an amazing New Year!  And we’ll be back with another LIVE episode on January 13th! (regular time)

New Year’s Eve Open Thread

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Well here we are, the last day of 2017!  364 days of TSTO down..just this last one to go!

I know many of you will be spending the day (And night) with your family and friends celebrating the New Year…and of course, it IS Sunday, so I thought it’d be a perfect time for a New Year’s Eve Open Thread!

Chat about the event, your Christmas, your NYE plans, resolutions or the year in TSTO (we have a special year in review episode of Addicts live that will be up for you tomorrow)…or anything else you can think of!  Just no Add me requests…those should go here. And as always just keep it PG.

Happy New Year!  And remember, whatever you’re doing…be safe!

Bring on 2018 tappers!

Christmas 2017 Prize Guide: Act 2, Prize 7 Jack Frost & Candy Cave

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Snow is falling in Springfield!  It’s finally Christmas time…but Kodos and Kang have their own ideas!  Ticked off that they were left out of the Halloween update, our two favorite Rigellians have decided to invade Christmas! 

This Event is broken up into 2 Acts, with each Acts containing part of the story.  To help you move along with the event you’ll get several prizes per Act.  Each prize will either be something fun for Springfield or something to help you move along in the event.  For the second act, you’re tasked with collecting Tomes           () to unlock each prize!

The seventh (and final) Act 2 Prize awarded at 19,300  is Jack Frost (and the Candy Cave) because you can’t have winter without Jack Frost mucking things up…

So let’s take a closer look at this seventh prize and just what happens when you unlock it in your Springfield…

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Christmas 2017 Prize Guide: Act 2, Prize 6 Santa’s House

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Happy Saturday!  Time for a couple of rare direct gameplay Saturday posts.  With this event shortened, and a few holidays we were running out of time to get everything posted before the event ends!  So I’ve got the last 2 Act 2 prize breakdowns coming to you today….Santa’s House (this post) and Jack Frost (later today).

Snow is falling in Springfield!  It’s finally Christmas time…but Kodos and Kang have their own ideas!  Ticked off that they were left out of the Halloween update, our two favorite Rigellians have decided to invade Christmas! 

This Event is broken up into 2 Acts, with each Acts containing part of the story.  To help you move along with the event you’ll get several prizes per Act.  Each prize will either be something fun for Springfield or something to help you move along in the event.  For the second act, you’re tasked with collecting Tomes           () to unlock each prize!

The sixth Act 2 Prize awarded at 15,000  is Santa’s House…because the big guy in red needs somewhere to sleep while in Springfield…

So let’s take a closer look at this sixth prize and just what happens when you unlock it in your Springfield…

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Should I Spend Donuts on the Returning Items in the Holiday Bazaar Round 3?

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There’s nothing quite as beautiful as Springfield in the snow, is there? Yes, there’s no denying that it’s officially Winter in our pocket-sized towns as the 2017 Holiday Event blew into our towns with a major cold front!  Of course, while the town is frosty cold the store is hot, hot, hot…and loaded with premium items from Christmases past tempting us to spend our 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.

This time around EA has added a Holiday Bazaar section of the store, an area FULL of rebated (and not rebated) items from holidays (and some other events) past.  If you’re not sure how to find the Holiday Bazaar in your store check out this postWondering if you should add any of these throwback items to your Springfield?  Let’s check it out…

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Should I Spend Donuts on Krusty Kristmas on Ice?

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There’s nothing quite as beautiful as Springfield in the snow, is there? Yes, there’s no denying that it’s officially Winter in our pocket-sized towns as the 2017 Holiday Event blew into our towns with a major cold front!  Of course, while the town is frosty cold the store is hot, hot, hot…and loaded with new premium items just tempting us to spend our 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 Krusty Kristmas on Ice to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Krustmas special to your town…

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Christmas 2017 101: Crafting Item Overview

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Ah the Crafting post….where I give you the how-to and break down each and every item available to craft, so you don’t miss a thing!

Love it or hate it, EA has proven over the last couple of years that crafting is here to stay.  While the prizes themselves are pretty self-explanatory, collect this to earn these prizes, crafting is a whole other “animal”.  Crafting requires some self-direction.  You decide what you want and collect the items to craft accordingly.  Sometimes this is successful and sometimes it’s not. And, as with all things, for some events crafting is easier than others.

Now I know some of you still have questions so, let’s take a look…


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Christmas 2017 Prize Guide: Act 2, Prize 5 Christmas Cabin

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Snow is falling in Springfield!  It’s finally Christmas time…but Kodos and Kang have their own ideas!  Ticked off that they were left out of the Halloween update, our two favorite Rigellians have decided to invade Christmas! 

This Event is broken up into 2 Acts, with each Acts containing part of the story.  To help you move along with the event you’ll get several prizes per Act.  Each prize will either be something fun for Springfield or something to help you move along in the event.  For the second act, you’re tasked with collecting Tomes           () to unlock each prize!

The fifth Act 2 Prize awarded at 12,300  is the Christmas Cabin…because nothing says Christmas like a cabin in the woods with REAL floors!

So let’s take a closer look at this fifth prize and just what happens when you unlock it in your Springfield…

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