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IMPORTANT: New Things In Tapped Out Today! Santa Village & Hidden Quest (Updated 12/23)

Well Good Morning My Favorite Gift Grabbing Addict Tappers!

Happy Sunday before Christmas!  Here at TSTO Addicts we’re all…well…Addicted to Tapped Out.  Often times this addiction results in insomnia f0r Wookiee, Bunny & myself.  We’re so dedicated to the game and to bringing you the latest and greatest info in the game that when something…like the Community Prize…is about to drop at least 1 of us will stay up and count down until it does.  And that’s what happened last night & this morning.

Last night the Second Community Prize (Santa Village) dropped and this morning it appears as though we have a little hidden quest that has unlocked for us!  The Great Donut Caper quest should be ready to launch in your games Tappers (after Tapping on Homer).  This quest was rumored to start on Christmas Eve, but thankfully the minds at EA decided to start it the week of Christmas instead.

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Want to know more?  Keep reading to find out more about the 2nd Community Prize AND The Great Donut  Caper …(WARNING SPOILER)
UPDATE 12/23- After the fold the post has been updated to include Part 2 of The Great Donut Caper…

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Turbo Tappin’ Christmas 2013: Santa Flanders

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers,

Well it’s the Friday before Christmas, are you getting excited for Santa yet?!  Let’s break into the holiday spirit and prep ourselves for Santa’s arrival with a Turbo Tappin’ Walkthrough of Santa Flanders!

Santa Flanders is a Personal Prize that unlocks at the 22,000 Gift Cards Collected.  You can check out details of unlocking him on this post here.  Once you unlock Santa Flanders a 5 part quest should auto-start for Flanders (in the Santa Flanders costume).   If it doesn’t auto-start check to see if Flanders is on another task, and that he’s in his Santa skin.  If he’s not Santa, tap on Flanders and toggle to Santa.  If he IS Santa but the quest still doesn’t start, try hard closing the app and restarting.  That should (hopefully) “kick-start” the quest.

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Turbo Tappin’ Holidays 2013: Wheel Prize-Mr. Plow

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s been snowing here a lot lately, so say I’m on a bit of a Snow Plow kick…earlier today I brought you the Plow King Turbo Tappin’ Guide.  Another prize you can win on Krusty’s Wheel is Mr. Plow, the Plow King’s arch nemesis…well maybe not that bad (more on this later).

Mr. Plow was originally released as a limited-time skin back in January of 2013 that you could purchase (for 90 donuts!) for our old pal Homer J Simpson.  For those who didn’t shell out the dough-nuts (see what I did there?) for him or for those Android users who didn’t have the game yet, you’re in luck because Mr. Plow is back!  And part of Krusty’s Wheel of just land on anything but cash!  Once unlocked a 7 part questline should auto-start for Homer (in the Mr. Plow skin).  If it doesn’t auto-start check to see if Homer is on another task, and that he’s in his Mr. Plow skin.  If he’s not Mr. Plow, tap on Homer and toggle to Mr. Plow.  If he IS Mr. Plow but the quest still doesn’t start, try hard closing the app and restarting.  That should (hopefully) “kick-start” the quest.

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The Addicts Holiday Contest Is OFFICIALLY Over

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Thank you to everyone who submitted their designs!  We’re combing through the submissions picking the top 10 as we speak.

Good luck to everyone who entered!  You guys are AMAZING and we love seeing your creativity!

Update: Wow you guys really have some talent!  We’re currently going through the 100+ submissions (between comments and email) and narrowing it down to just 10 (not an easy task!).  We WILL have the top 10 for you TODAY and voting will start.
Keep checking TSTOAddicts.com to see if your design made the finals!

Reminder: New Simpsons Episode “White Christmas Blues”

“Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful.  And since we’ve no place to go…let it snow let it snow let it snow!”

Well Hello There Gift Grabbing Tappers!

Well…it’s snowing in TSTO and it’s snowing at my house so how about a little snow in Springfield?  Well, that’s exactly what happens in this week’s episode of the Simpsons!

Be sure to tune in tomorrow (Sunday) to check out the latest episode of the Simpsons.  Supposedly Springfield has been covered with snow, as a result of a leak at the Power Plant, turning everyone’s favorite city into a “Wookiee Wonderland”  just in time for Christmas!  Be sure to watch all the hilarity as Marge turns the Simpson’s house into a holiday boarding house full of Christmas Cheer! (or is it….)

Check out this teaser from the episode
http://www.fox.com/thesimpsons/videos/88867395874

Will you be watching?  Let us know in the comments below (you know how much we love hearing from you all!)  🙂

HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY WHEEL

WHEEEEEEEL OFFFFFF FOOOOOORTUNE!!!!
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So for this fun and exciting Christmas 2013 event, EA has chosen to give us additional goodies and prizes in the form of a Wheel. Everyone likes to spin the wheel, right? I know I do. Everytime I go to any event, I just gotta grab a hold of that thing and SPIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIN it. ( I blame the Price Is Right.) Well now everyone has a chance to spin the wheel too.
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Weekend Update: December 8th-14th

Phew, what a week we have had. You all having fun yet? Glitchin still? Well I have been ALL over the U.S. this week. East coast to West coast. Ran into a bunch of fellow Addicts. You all are a bunch of nut cases just like me, and I LOVE IT!!!

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No worries, I AM an Addict through and through, so I WAS playing and keeping an eye on you guys all along the way. I enjoy it THAT much. Just no more peanuts or pretzels please. You’d think they’d at least have a carrot or 3 aboard.  🙂

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Where did THAT come from – Candy Kevin (and the Grumple sort of)

Hey there Gift Grabberinos!

Wow… this holiday update is one doozy of an event. I’m having a blast in my town AND on Addicts.

Like I’ve said before, one of the bennies of this blog job (I think of it as a snow job right now lol) is getting to tell you where things come from. I thought I’d start out with Candy Kevin.

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The Gift of EA: The Run Down On Gift Cards, Gift Bags & Prizes

Hey Howdy Hey Ghostbuste..er I mean Gift Grabbers!

Snow has arrived in Springfield & is it just me or is anyone else have Déjà vu? Christmas looks a lot like Halloween (sort of).  Instead of the creepy mist, Ghosts, Gremlins and GOO, Christmas brings us snow, gift boxes, gift bags and gift cards (Geez..what’s with all the G words EA?!)  Confused yet?  Don’t be…as always the Addicts team is here to help!  We’ve got you covered, so that plus the 4 weeks you have to play the update should help you achieve all of the goals!  Let’s get right to it by breaking down the “game inside the game”.

If we were Ghostbusters at Halloween we’re Gift Grabbers for Christmas, because that’s what EA is asking you to do here.  The object is to “grab” (tap) gifts in your town to collect Gift Cards and other goodies.  Gift Cards are the new in-game currency for special Christmas items.  Occasionally a Gift Box will spill out a Gift Bag or a Spin Coin when you tap them.  Gift Bags are collected to put into your friend’s towns, they’ll help you earn more Gift Cards.  Confused yet? Don’t be…let’s break it all down step by step Continue reading

Yellow Subterfuge Sailing Off, Is Snow On the Horizon?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

By now we’re all truly feeling like kids at Christmas waiting for Santa (is he here yet, is he here yet)!  We’re all anxiously awaiting the Christmas Update drop from EA (SNOW!!), but the truth is no one really knows when it’s going to hit.  EA is holding the “Christmas Cards” close to their chest this go round and they’ve got all of us Addicts on our toes (or hairy paws in the case of Wookiee & Bunny) as to when it’s going to hit.  

While we don’t exactly know when the update is going to drop there are a couple of things we can see in the game files.  The Yellow Subterfuge Episode Tie-In Update is scheduled to “dive” away tomorrow morning (Tuesday).  At which point Santa could make his appearance…or EA could just play more “reindeer games” with us and see just how crazy we can get! (I think Bunny’s already gone mad with the anticipation. Last we heard…the orderlies were hauling her out of her hotel room in a cute white jacket that allowed her to hug herself.)

Starting to feel like you’re going a little crazy? Worried you might turn into Bunny? Here are some things you can do to help you “Keep Calm and Tap On” while waiting for Santa:

-The Yellow Subterfuge Episode Tie-In IS ending on 12/10/13. So make sure you’ve completed the quest, you’ve unlocked Oscar’s Obstacles Truck (it will be stored in your inventory once you do. Once it’s in your inventory it will stay there forever, or until you remove it), and if you were thinking about purchasing the USS Tom Clancy you do so before tomorrow. Once the update is gone you’ll miss out on your chance to purchase the Submarine for your Squidport!

-Check out Wookiee’s latest WAWW- Holiday Edition for some fun predictions on what EA could be providing us with this year.

-Check out our Christmas Preview post, for some steps you can be doing to help prep you for the Christmas Event.

-Start planning your holiday design for our Christmas contest, where you can win FREE DONUTS!!

And now for a little homework….

Join the conversation and tell us in the comments below what you’re hoping for this Christmas update & what you’ve been doing to “Keep Calm & Tap On”. We love hearing for you and can’t wait to see what you’ve all been doing to keep from turning into Bunny while waiting for the update to hit! (or maybe you’ve turned into Bunny…in which case tell us how you’re going crazy…)

Here’s hoping the forecast tomorrow calls for a little snow in Springfield!  

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