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Merry Christmas!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

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

You may notice things a little quiet around here today (you can always find the latest on the Christmas Update here), as the Addicts celebrate Christmas with our families.

Basically, 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 Christmas Event.  So for today….ENJOY THE SILENCE!

Also, Act 3 hit today.  I had a post preplanned to go up at 10am ET. You can find the info about act 3 here.  (or just by scrolling down below this post) I’m not going to be anywhere near this site…but at least you guys will have the info you need, for those who want to get a jump start on Act 3.  For the rest of you…enjoy Christmas.  If you don’t tap today you’ll still do just fine with the prize track.  Slow down, and enjoy the day! It only comes around once a year! 🙂

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

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

Friday Filler – Ah…Come On. Santa is a Nazi?

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I’m not going to say why…but man, do I need a break from this week.  No…it has nothing to do with Peach Mint Korn (inside family/friends joke) but more to do with trying to get everything done I need to get done, before heading out to New Orleans on the 27th. I know…I know...poor, poor me!

But, what I really want to write about, is that I think the writers have really lost it this year. I get it. Grandpa’s memory is more than a little hazy. But, come on. Did they really have to go there?

Pagans are one thing…but making Santa a Nazi, is really over the top. However,  Heir Santa is only a small portion of the “less than Christmas” vibe of this event.  Let’s take a look and see what else the writers are cooking up…
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Musings About Holiday Traditions…

Happy Musings Thursday my friends!  I’m back with another musings post.  I’ve got some thoughts, so let’s get to ’em…

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Abe’s in Toyland Mystery Box Breakdown: Winter Wonderland and Happy Holidays

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Another day, another event in Springfield as Christmas has fallen upon our pocket-sized towns! And it wouldn’t be an event without a Mystery Box, now would it?

Since the introduction of the Yearbook Mystery Box back in March, most of the event-specific boxes have become outdated. As many of the items are in the Yearbook box for much less.

However, with this event…more specifically the Winder Wonderland Mystery Box, that’s not necessarily true.  As EA has added new-old content to this box.  So let’s take a quick look at what’s inside both the Happy Holidays Box and the Winter Wonderland Box…

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Initial Thoughts On Abe’s In Toyland…

Happy Musings Thursday my friends!  I’m back with another musings post.  I’ve got some thoughts, so let’s get to ’em…

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Christmas Update Is Coming!

Update 8:15p ET: Update is out on iOS..again, just the download from the app store, it’s not live in-game.

Update 6:50p ET: Update is out on Android…just the download from the app store, it’s not live in-game.
The immediate thing I noticed..they still haven’t fixed the freakin’ noise on startup, even if your sound is off. Unbelievably annoying!
Another thing I noticed…the splash screen is a little wonky…at least on my S10.  Not sure if it’ll be the same on iOS when that comes out…

Anyway, here’s the update description from the store, and there are more screenshots below the fold (to prevent those who don’t want to know from knowing…)

Update: Just getting this out of the way now so all of you who are going to gripe about it can gripe about it before it actually hits…this appears to be another 4 week multi-event.  Starts tomorrow, ends January 8th.

Also, please don’t complain and say this event already sucks, or it’s the worst event until at least week 2 of the event.  And I especially don’t want to see/hear people complaining about it before it even goes live in games…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

A bit of good news, and holiday cheer, for all of us….the Christmas update has hit the files! Everyone let out a collective sigh of relief…

This will likely follow the same pattern we’ve seen with updates…it’ll hit the files now, hit the app stores within a few hours (maybe even within 30 minutes), and then go live in-game tomorrow (Wednesday).

We have NOT received update info from EA, at least as of right now, but I’ll start working on pulling the files to see what’s incoming.  Any info I find will be updated on THIS post.  So check back often for updates!

Until then….“Snow. Snow. Snow. It won’t be long before we’ll all be there with snow”…

More screengrabs form in-game below the fold…

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Ugly Christmas Sweaters and Another Addicts Shop Sale

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So, last week we ran an Addicts Shop sale for Black Friday.  I had hoped to have some Ugly Christmas Sweater designs finished and approved by the time the sale went live, unfortunately, they took a bit longer to get approval on than I would have liked.

So….because of that hold-up, and the fact that the shirts were FINALLY approved yesterday afternoon…I’ve decided to run another Addicts Shop Sale! All items are 10% off (the biggest discount they’ll let me give)!  Now is a great time to add some Addicts Swag to your wardrobe, or to get that special gift for the Addict in your life!

And the shop is now featuring 4 new Ugly Christmas Sweater designs…all Simpson/TSTO themed of course!

You guys may recognize some of the themes…


I’m particularly a fan of the Golden Goose one…I know a bunch of you are wishing EA would drop the GGR under your TSTO tree!

So check out the Addicts Shop here, and grab your TSTO swag! 🙂

Use the code HOLIDAY19 to get your discount in the shop!   Sale ends December 14th!

And just as a quick note on the Addicts “swag”…I created this stuff because I enjoy doing it and the stuff makes me laugh/smile, and I thought you all would enjoy it too!  🙂

P.S. I’ve also extended the sale in the Laugh it Up Shop as well…

Use the code CHRISTMAS2019 for the discount in the Laugh It Up Shop…sale ends December 14th! 

I don’t have any non-TSTO Ugly Christmas Sweaters, BUT there are a few fun and festive Christmas shirts! 🙂

Like these two…

Random Thursday Musings…

Happy Musings Thursday my friends!  I’m back with another musings post.  I’ve got some thoughts, so let’s get to ’em…

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Episode 40- 2018 TSTO in Review

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Welcome to Addicts Live!  This episode is a very special pre-recorded episode, so no live stream this week. 

Happy New Year Fellow Tappers!  We’re celebrating the start of 2019 by taking a look back at TSTO in 2018.  Join Alissa, Wookiee, Patric, and Safi as they dive into the hits and misses of mini and main events during the last year.  Find out what events we loved, which we hated, and what Alissa said about the worst event of 2018 that had the Addicts team stunned!
You won’t want to miss the hilarity that happens in this episode when the entire Addicts team is assembled!  So join us to relive all the fun and excitement of 2018!

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

Audio Only:

Live Stream Video:

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! 🙂

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Should I Spend Donuts On the Personalized Talking Astrolabe?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Grab your Santa hats and break out the tinsel because it’s Christmas time in Springfield! Yes the annual TSTO Christmas event has arrived in our pocket-sized towns, covering our usual perfect weather towns with a fresh blanket of bright, white, snow!   Of course, by now, we all know that a new event means a new excuse for EA to fill our stores with limited-time premium items to tempt us.

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 Personalized Talking Astrolabe to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons to determine if you should add this smooth talker to your Springfield…

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