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Merry Christmas!

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It’s Christmas!  It’s Christmas! Santa’s here!!! Woo-hoo!!!

You may notice things a little quiet around here today (you can always find the latest on the Winter Update here), as the Addicts celebrate Christmas by tearing open packages, over indulging on Christmas cookies…oh and I guess spending time with our families too! 😉 (personally I was up until way to late last night assembling a play kitchen and car…so I’m hoping for a Christmas nap at some point!)

Short Story Long… We are pre-occupied today and hope YOU are too. I think all of us need a day to step away and just relax, unwind, and enjoy those around us. So you won’t see much going on here. Your comments will likely sit in moderation for a bit. Pretty much it is going to be a quiet day on the Addicts sites while we….BRACE YOURSELVES…take a day off. SHOCKING I KNOW!!!

No worries, we promise all won’t be lost in a day. We always have our eyes and ears open. Even if you do not see or hear from us, does not mean we aren’t watching out for you. We will return after the holiday with any changes and more info about the Winter Event.  So for today….ENJOY THE SILENCE!

Well that’s it from us.  But we want to take a moment to wish you and your families a VERY Merry Christmas!  Have a great day everyone and be safe!

Merry Christmas from the Addicts

Now feel free to share your own thoughts and memories in the comments below. You know we LOVE to hear from you and it will be something great to come back to after the Holiday. So feel free to comment away. 😉

P.S. If you want to see how Riley (aka the Tiny Addict) spent Christmas Eve and today..check out instagram. 🙂

P.P.S. I know it’s Sunday, so if you’re missing the open thread you can check out the Christmas Eve one here.

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Addicts Want to Know: Addicts Favorite Simpsons Christmas Episodes (the Results)

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So last week we asked you guys to participate in a fun little survey where we would vote to rank the top 14 Simpsons Christmas Episodes. And the results are in!

Not only have I gathered your favorite Christmas episode rankings, but I also checked in with Patric, Bunny and Wookiee to see where they ranked the episodes.  Let’s take a look…

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Addicts Want to Know: Ranking the Simpsons Christmas Episodes

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So I thought I’d take a little break from the event and grab an opinion poll of the Addicts Community.

As I talked about on Addicts Live! last weekend, I recently came across an article online that ranked the best Simpsons Christmas episodes.  Of course this article was written in 2014, so before this year’s Nightmare After Krustmas episode aired…so it leaves that one off.

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So as I was reading the article, I thought it would be fun to see where the Addicts Community ranks each episode and we could share the results prior to Christmas.  So if you don’t mind, take a moment to rank each of the 14 episodes from best (1) to worst (14) in the poll below and we’ll share the results next week….

Scroll down/left to view all of the ranking options.

If you’re having trouble using the form above, here’s the direct link

For those curious here’s the article where they ranked each episode, and why. And here’s the ranking order (since I know sometimes those slideshows can be annoying):
13. She of Little Faith
12. Simpsons Christmas Stories
11. Tis’ the Fifteenth Season
10. White Christmas Blues
9. Grift of the Magi
8. The Fight Before Christmas
7. Kill Gill Volumes I & II
6. Holidays of Future Passed
5. I Won’t Be Home for Christmas
4. Skinner’s Sense of Snow
3. Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire
2. Marge Be Not Proud
1. Miracle on Evergreen Terrace

I should note that I came across another list, which I discussed on Addicts Live! where Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire was ranked at number 1, and everything else was ranked totally different.  That list can be found here, and it had them ranked:
13. White Christmas Blues
12. Kill Gil , Volumes I & II
11. Skinner’s Sense of Snow
10. I Won’t Be Home for Christmas
9. Tis the Fifteenth Season
8. Simpsons Christmas Stories
7. The Fight Before Christmas
6. Holidays of Future Passed
5. The Grift of the Magi
4. Miracle on Evergreen Terrace
3. She of Little Faith
2. Marge Be Not Proud
1. Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire

Basically the only one these two lists agreed on is Marge Be Not Proud is the 2nd best Christmas Episode.

And for those who haven’t yet seen The Nightmare After Krustmas, here’s what the “experts” are saying about it….we’ll have an episode re-cap up from Wookiee soon.

What are your thoughts on the best and worst Simpsons Christmas episodes? Thoughts on the two different lists?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

Addicts Live! Episode 4- Holiday Extravaganza (Dec 2016)

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Welcome to Addicts Live!  We’ll get the stream going at 12 Noon EDT (for timezone converter check here)…

For those viewing a little before noon, sit tight and it’ll show up in the video below shortly.  For those viewing during the live stream, just hit play and you’ll get tuned it.  You also have the ability to go back (rewind) in case you missed something.  🙂  And for those joining after the live stream, you can view the recording of the video right here.

No matter how, or when, you’re viewing thanks for watching and we hope you have fun!

In this month’s episode we’ll discuss the recent Winter Event, reminisce about episodes of Simpsons holidays past, talk about some SPOILERS for future updates and more!  Plus there will be festive singing and dancing, as it is our holiday extravaganza episode! Join us for all the fun!

Remember, this is meant to be interactive.  So ask your questions, give us your opinions and share your thoughts in the comments below..and we’ll read what we can live! 🙂

Show Notes:

SPOILERS in the video around the 44 minute mark.

Safe to return around the 56:14 mark.

 

 

Christmas 2016 is Live! (Updated and Complete)

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Well that was fast….it’s Live!

And yes there’s snow in Springfield!

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Currently Live on Android (looks like Android users got their wish) AND iOS AND Kindle.  You may have to do a Tapped Out Search in the Store (and then tap on it for more info), to see the update.  I did.

It’s also a MASSIVE update…remember every item in the game has to be reloaded to show it covered in show.  So make sure you’re on WiFi and have some time…it goes up to 1227.2MB on my Android.  It’s HUGE.

Starts off with some auto dialogue from Bart and Lisa.  Followed by a 6s task for Lisa and 6s task for 5 Springfielders.  This is followed by a task to place a free sign and a 6s task for Homer.  And that’s followed by a 6s task for Cletus.  Which is followed still by more 6s tasks.  This time for Willie.  Followed by a task to build Springfield Henge (Free), and a task to hand in an offering.  Once you build (6s) Springfield Henge you’ll launch the Event Hub…

Back with more as I go through it. Ok guys more details below the fold (Note: I’m still updating this post as I go, so continue to check back and refresh this post until the titles says updated and complete It’s complete now).  My apologies for it taking as long as it did.  These late hitting updates kill me when it comes to pulling the info, then picking up the Tiny Addict and getting her ready for bed.  Thanks for patiently understanding 🙂

And now for the info…and a disclaimer to those wanting to sit this one out…

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TSTO Early Christmas Returning Items

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Well Thanksgiving is over (although the event still has another day) and you know what that means?  Time to start planning for Christmas!

This year Christmas has come early in Springfield!  Looks like EA’s decided to re-release a bunch of the Christmas/Holiday inspired items in TSTO to get us all in the holiday spirit!

So what’s made a return?  What should you buy? What should you pass up?  Well let’s take a comprehensive look at what’s made it’s return, the quick details and my current opinion on these items now….

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Because you know I love a good selfie….hahahaha

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Addicts Live! Episode 3- Thanksgiving (Nov 2016)

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Welcome to Addicts Live!  We’ll get the stream going at 12 Noon EDT (for timezone converter check here)…

For those viewing a little before noon, sit tight and it’ll show up in the video below shortly.  For those viewing during the live stream, just hit play and you’ll get tuned it.  You also have the ability to go back (rewind) in case you missed something.  🙂  And for those joining after the live stream, you can view the recording of the video right here.

No matter how, or when, you’re viewing thanks for watching and we hope you have fun!

In this month’s episode we’ll discuss the recent Thanksgiving (Hunting) Event, talk about what we’d like to see in a Christmas Event, discuss what this season of being thankful and giving means to us and of course test the Addicts knowledge with a fun foodie quiz! Join us for all the fun!

Remember, this is meant to be interactive.  So ask your questions, give us your opinions and share your thoughts in the comments below..and we’ll read what we can live! 🙂

Show Notes:

Play along with our quiz this week…

Here’s the image from the Food Wife episode (which I called the Food Mom a couple of times in the video, sorry about that.  It’s from Season 23 Episode 5 if you’d like to go back and watch it)

Here’s the link to Tot’s Throwback Post about The Call of the Simpsons, where a bunch of stuff from this episode is from, Season 1 Epsiode 7

And for those who’d like to donate to Pat’s Buyijja Efforts you can find more information about donating here:

Friends of Buyijja 

 

The Coolest Things (So Far) EA Ever Did In TSTO…

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Lately it seems, that with event on top of event, TSTO has become predictable.  Often times we can figure out what’s going to happen in the game before an event even hits.  Let’s face it it’s all become a bit monotonous.

An Event hits, there’s going to be some element of excitement during Act 1…Act 2 hits that excitement level dwindles a bit, since really Act 2 is a replay of act 1…and by the time Act 3 hits everyone is so bored and over the event that we just want it to be over already.  But it wasn’t always like this…

EA used to do some super cool things with events (and in some cases they still do).  These cool elements made TSTO stand out from other freemium games…and honestly I’m not sure why they stopped with some of them.

While I’m sure many of us have different opinions about what’s cool and what’s not…I think having played this game for nearly four years and blogging about it for just about three years gives me a unique perspective.  Heck I’ve been moderating your comments about what y’all like and dislike about this game for three years. 😉

So here’s my take on some of the coolest elements EA ever added to TSTO…

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Merry Christmas!

UPDATE #2: Looks like EA sent another patch out to fix the lock out.  So check your games and see if you can now log in.  Be sure to claim your free gifts! (Extra gift if you have Duff Brewery.)

UPDATE: I know many of you are currently locked out of your games.  It either refuses to sign in (Bart screen) or crashes before it loads.  It’s happening to us too…and many other players.  EA is currently closed for the holiday…but you should still report the issue (and continue trying).  This way you can still get the gift after Christmas…hopefully.

Here’s a contact thread for EA:

http://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Simpsons-Tapped-Out/Game-crashes-before-it-opens/m-p/4152228#U4152228

Remember the more reports the quicker they are to act.

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It’s FINALLY Christmas Day and you know what that means……SANTA’S HERE!!!!  You may notice things a little quiet around here today (you can always find the latest on the Christmas Update here), as the Addicts staff celebrates Christmas by tearing open packages, over indulging on Christmas cookies…oh and I guess spending time with our families too! 😉

Short Story Long… We are pre-occupied today and hope YOU are too. I think all of us need a day to step away and just relax, unwind, and enjoy those around us. So you won’t see much going on here. Your comments will sit in moderation. Pretty much it is going to be a quiet day on the Addicts sites while we….BRACE YOURSELVES…take a day off. SHOCKING I KNOW!!!

No worries, we promise all won’t be lost in a day. We always have our eyes and ears open. Even if you do not see or hear from us, does not mean we aren’t watching out for you. We will return in full force tomorrow with any changes and info you have come to expect from us. SO ENJOY THE SILENCE! ( I know Alissa will be most grateful to not have to listen to Bunny’s chatter and Wookiee’s Cheeto Crunching. Lol.)

Well that’s it from the Addict’s offices.  We want to wish you and your families a VERY Merry Christmas!  Have a great day everyone and be safe!

Merry Christmas from the Addicts

Now feel free to share your own thoughts and memories in the comments below. You know we LOVE to hear from you and it will be something great to come back to after the Holiday. So feel free to comment away. 😉

p.s. Don’t forget to log into your game today for a special gift from EA. 😉

And the Winners Are…..

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The finalists have been announced, the votes have been tallied and we officially have our Addicts Show Us Your Lights Holiday Contest Winners!

First, we want to take a minute to thank everyone who entered and everyone who voted!  You guys truly are amazing and this contest, site & community wouldn’t be nearly as fun with out you & your participation.  So THANK YOU!!!

Now…enough rambling from me onto the winners…

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