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Jebediah Springfield Statue Skin Glitch…That Isn’t a Glitch

There seems to be a ton of confusion with many players about the recent Act III prize award of the “Damaged Jebediah Statue.”  I understand your confusion…as EA, once again, in their infinite desire to make things clear and easy for the user (NOT!!!) have failed to mention that this is a SKIN… As in, you have to have the statue first, or the skin won’t work.

It has been so long since most of us long-time players got the statue, that it is easy to forget that many of you started playing the game well after August of 2013. Makes sense…

But, there is an answer that should make it clear that this glitch isn’t a glitch…

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Addicts Open Thread

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s that time of the week again, time for the Addicts Weekly Open Thread!  So, let’s get the conversation going!  Oh and remember…just because this is posted here today doesn’t mean you can’t comment on it all week long.  This open thread will still be open for comments long after today is over!

Here’s where you can talk about anything you want to talk about…TSTO Related, Simpson’s Related or ANYTHING.  Just no Add me requests…those should go here.  We’ll give you a few suggestions (like most Sunday’s you can talk about the current episode of the Simpsons) but for the most part you’re free to talk about ANYTHING your little Tapping Fingers desire…just keep it PG.

So, here is your Open Thread…..

Still no new Simpsons this week…we’re on a long hiatus from our favorite yellow family.  How managing the Simpson withdrawals?

Act 2 of Bart Royale ends this week, how have you fared with the prize track?

 

Have you been watching the Olympics?  What’s your favorite event to watch?

And finally, how was your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?

So chat about the Simpsons, TSTO, Update fun, or anything else you can think of! (Just no politics, it never ends well)  Can’t wait to chat with you all, you know we love hearing from you!

Have Fun!  And happy Sunday!

Friday Filler – Taking a Closer Look and Listen to Our Games


Thank Grog It’s Firday!!

Something really miraculous happened over the last couple of weeks…

No…it wasn’t that I got my life back after almost two years of “wedding planning” while doing everything else in my crazy, busy, life.  It’s that I got my TOWN back…or at least got it back to a place where I can SEE the stuff that makes it special.

I had an unwitting accomplice in this…AT&T (and a bunch of my daughters).  It’s complicated, but had to do with everyone coming into town for the wedding, and all needing to get new phones, and AT&T having some crazy combo deals on both phone upgrades, but also a bonus on getting an iPad for next to nothing… See where this is going? Not clear enough yet?

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Where Did That Come From? – Prepper Lindsey Naegle and Ruffians


When I saw this in Alissa’s “Assignment List,” I thought to myself…”Wait…didn’t I already do a post on this?”  The answer is… sorta.

In my January 5th, Friday Filler, I got deep into why I bought the Premium Character Lloyd (yes…we have been “prepping” that long), and his relationship to one of my favorite singer/writer/actors, Tom Waits.

You can find it here…
https://tstoaddicts.com/2018/01/05/friday-filler-when-anarchy-meets-cool/

However…to put a finer point on things (and who doesn’t want to put a finer point when one can?), the assignment wasn’t about Lloyd…but about Prepper Lindsay, and the Ruffians. So, even though they are all from the aforementioned episode (love a word, like aforementioned…it’s so long, and legal/important sounding…even though it just means, “I already said it”), I will dive a tad deeper into the episode, and offer up a couple of hilarious screen shots, that actually have appeared in our ‘lil game. (I Hate the phrase, “‘lil game” but…sometimes I use it just to annoy myself, ironically).

So…when we first met Prepper Lindsey…
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Where Did That Come From? – A Visit to the Outlands

It’s funny…really. We have been complaining for a while that the event updates seem to be based on just smidgens of actual Simpsons’ episodes.  We get whole segments of weird beasts, or giant recreations of a building, for something that only appears in about 5 seconds of the actual episode “on which it is based.”

Not so with this Outland-based episode. But, I am going to whine…as there something from this episode that would have been REALLY cool…and is not offered in the event. But, we’ll get to that later…

“At Long Last Leave” is the fourteenth episode of The Simpsons’ twenty-third season, (S23E14) and the 500th episode overall of the series.

And it starts with a “Couch Gag” that actually shows a few frames of every couch gag from the previous 499 episodes. Pretty cool…

What isn’t cool, is how the town treats the Simpsons…
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Addicts Open Thread

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s that time of the week again, time for the Addicts Weekly Open Thread!  So, let’s get the conversation going!  Oh and remember…just because this is posted here today doesn’t mean you can’t comment on it all week long.  This open thread will still be open for comments long after today is over!

Here’s where you can talk about anything you want to talk about…TSTO Related, Simpson’s Related or ANYTHING.  Just no Add me requests…those should go here.  We’ll give you a few suggestions (like most Sunday’s you can talk about the current episode of the Simpsons) but for the most part you’re free to talk about ANYTHING your little Tapping Fingers desire…just keep it PG.

So, here is your Open Thread…..

Still no new Simpsons this week…we’re on a long hiatus from our favorite yellow family.  How managing the Simpson withdrawals?

Act 2 of Bart Royale hit Springfield last Tuesday, are you as underwhelmed with the Act 2 prize track as I am?  Which premium purchases have you made?

ICYMI….Addicts Live was all new yesterday!  So even if the game is moving slow and our favorite yellow family isn’t on TV…we’ve got you covered with lots of laughs and antics!  Check it out here

Another ICYMI….Patric recapped the miracles (and near ladder misses) from his daughter’s wedding last weekend in this Friday Filler Post.  Worth the read if you’re looking for a little non-TSTO side of life.

And finally, how was your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?  For those in the northern hemisphere, are you as ready for Spring/Summer as I am? (bring on the warmer (less depressing) weather already!)

So chat about the Simpsons, TSTO, Update fun, or anything else you can think of! (Just no politics, it never ends well)  Can’t wait to chat with you all, you know we love hearing from you!

Have Fun!  And happy Sunday!

Friday Filler – When TSTO Gives You A Badly Needed Break

Thank Grog It’s Firday!

No. I REALLY mean it!  If it wasn’t for this being Firday (yes there are drinks involved)…I’d be in deep trouble. It’s been one of those weeks…when “catching up” is not gonna happen. Mostly because last week had 11 days in it. Don’t ask me how it happened…but it did. Big events, and time/space have a way of doing that to you.

So, you are freaked out, because you are behind on “the Act II Calendar?”  Come on. After the week I’ve had, I am starting to think those of you who are behind, aren’t trying. But then again, maybe EA is specifically giving me a break, and letting me stay ahead on this TSTO event, simply because I am so behind in the rest of my life.

It certainly seems that way…because when I needed it…when I rEAlly needed it…I was able to “get it all” in Act I, and stay ahead in Act 2, without tapping for 3 full days. I had more important things to do…like get my daughter married, and not fall off the ladder, and make sure that the stain on the hangy things matched the wood from the other thingy, and that the gold feet on the love seat didn’t look cheesy…and that the idea for wrapping the building in plastic was really going to work…and that the plastic wasn’t going to blow away in the wind, and that the heaters weren’t going to burn the place down…

Don’t believe me? Read on…
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Addicts Open Thread

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s that time of the week again, time for the Addicts Weekly Open Thread!  So, let’s get the conversation going!  Oh and remember…just because this is posted here today doesn’t mean you can’t comment on it all week long.  This open thread will still be open for comments long after today is over!

Here’s where you can talk about anything you want to talk about…TSTO Related, Simpson’s Related or ANYTHING.  Just no Add me requests…those should go here.  We’ll give you a few suggestions (like most Sunday’s you can talk about the current episode of the Simpsons) but for the most part you’re free to talk about ANYTHING your little Tapping Fingers desire…just keep it PG.

So, here is your Open Thread…..

No new Simpsons this week…we’re on a long hiatus from our favorite yellow family.  How will you cope with Simpsons withdrawals?

Act 1 of Bart Royale is slated to leave Springfield Tuesday, when Act 2 will start.  How did you make out with the Act 1 prize track?

It’s Superbowl Sunday!  Will you be watching the game?  Watching the commercials?  Just at the party for the “gameday” food?

How was your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?

So chat about the Simpsons, TSTO, Update fun, or anything else you can think of! (Just no politics, it never ends well)  Can’t wait to chat with you all, you know we love hearing from you!

Have Fun!  And happy Sunday!

TGIF – When Is a Memory Issue Really More Than a Memory Issue?

Thank Grog It’s Firday!

Well…when we last checked in with my Springfield, I was lamenting the fact that purchasing the Hellfish Bundle caused me to do all sorts of things that I don’t usually do. You can read that post here, if you missed it. And, as a true confession, I wasn’t even aware that the Hellfish bundle was actually a retread from a past update. Since the Hellfish episode is from Grandpa’s past as well, the whole past/present, and how it affects the future, gets murky at best.

The most interesting thing starts to happen when you start getting old in Springfield (as in too many items for your memory to handle), some of it predictable, and some of it downright random. But, it may ALL have to do with Grandpa and Mona leaving their posts at the black hole.

Let’s follow along the events in the last week, even though I am writing this almost a week early, due to it being “wedding week” at the Miller household. But, as we will see, time is indeed relative, and at the time you are reading this, our house will be FULL of relatives, old and new…so time, here and now, is indeed relative. Mostly. (yes…I need some sleep).
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WDTCF- Bart the General

It’s interesting, that after more than 5 years of this game, more than a hundred and fifty updates (163 so far), and loads and loads of  characters introduced, that we are just now getting to a character skin that was paramount to the introduction of a couple of key characters.

For this character skin, we have to go back, waaaaaaaaaaaay back to a time when The Simpsons were still struggling to find consistency in both animation and voice-overs.  The animation was jumpy and a bit crude, and the voices, while sounding kinda like the characters we have come to love, really didn’t feel “real” yet.  Homer, Burns, even Marge, felt more like people “reading lines,” than the fluid, “real people” feel we know now.

This episode is also from an era where the writers pretty much stuck to one storyline, and took the time to develop the characters more fully.  Bart and Lisa are still working out their differences, Otto is really just a stoner in a bus, and we get to know a handful of what are now regular characters, for the first time.

The episode in question??
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