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Make TSTO Events Great Again

Update: I’ve added another point…

Dear TSTO,

We need to talk.  Lately, I feel like we’ve lost that lovin’ feeling.  It’s totally not me…it’s you.  I try and try to bring that feeling back, but time and time again you just disappoint me.

What happened to the way things used to be?  You’ve tried over the last couple of years to fix something that wasn’t broken, and instead, you broke what was already great.  You used to be cutting edge in mobile gaming, doing things no other game was doing.  Now you’re stuck in a rut and I’m not the only one noticing.

Day after day, event after event, I see other players say you’re losing their interest.  They’re grinding for the sake of grinding, and not because it’s fun. They too have lost that lovin’ feeling.  That excitement and joy that made them come back for more, over and over again.  They’re missing what made them Addicts in the first place.  And it needs to be fixed, pronto, or I’m afraid TSTO will lose players faster than that other mobile game has.

I get it, this game is over 5 years old.  It’s had a long life and maybe you’re running out of ideas.  But, the best thing about TSTO is it’s based on the best show.  So running out of ideas isn’t an option.  You have 28 full seasons of The Simpsons to work with.  And unlike some of those other games, by that other miniature company, The Simpsons is actually funny (and doesn’t rely solely on “fart jokes” for a laugh) and has never been canceled.  So really, running out of ideas isn’t an option.  If we’re still watching a show after nearly 30 years, clearly you should still be able to hold our interest after only 5 years.

Don’t worry, this isn’t a “Dear John” letter.  I’m not breaking up with you.  No, this is a “let’s fix things so we can get back that lovin’ feeling” letter.  So what follows is a list of 10 simple changes you can implement to make TSTO Events great again. (when it comes to those mini-events I actually think you’re doing a great job)  So let’s get to it…

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Share Your Thoughts on a Monday…and a Contest Alert

Contest is Now Closed.  But feel free to still share your thoughts in the comments.  Winners have been selected and I’ll have a post up once I confirm with the winners to announce them.  (So check your emails)  Thanks! 

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

So Homerpalooza is nearing the end, remember it ends tomorrow, and we’re all gearing up for the “next big thing” in our Pocket-sized Springfields. But before something new hits I want all of us to take a step back and think about TSTO in general.

The last few weeks I’ve been seeing LOADS of comments from you guys about why this event was both good and bad and many of you have been commenting that TSTO isn’t holding your interest lately.  And you’ve heard our thoughts on the subject in many posts and most recently on our latest episode of Addicts Live.

So now it’s your turn.  What I want to know is what you think could be different for events in TSTO.  What could EA change that would make you really excited to play?  What would hold your interest?  What would keep you engaged? What type of events would you like to see?

And now CONTEST ALERT…


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From the Mouths of Addicts: Task Master Quiz, Who again?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Welcome to another edition of From the Mouths of Addicts, where YOU get to sound off on anything and everything in the world of Tapped Out!

For the last couple of months we’ve been posting fun quizzes from Addicts reader cityscaper.  Quizzes that test your TSTO Knowledge.  And now that we once again have a little downtime cityscaper has come up with another fun quiz to test our TSTO knowledge.

So have a little fun and enjoy another Task Master quiz from cityscaper!

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From the Mouths of Addicts: Future TSTO Events

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Welcome to another edition of From the Mouths of Addicts, where YOU get to sound off on anything and everything in the world of Tapped Out!  This week’s post comes to us from one of our frequent commenters, Happy Tapper!

Happy Tapper asked if he could write a post of his ideas for future Events in TSTO, and I said sure! 

Love em or hate em, Events seem to be popup rapid fire these days…and everyone has their own opinion about them.  And here’s Happy Tapper’s thoughts about what the future could bring for Events in TSTO…

Enjoy it my friends!  And don’t forget to give us your take in the comments below 🙂 -Alissa 

Hello fellow tappers and welcome to a post where I try and grab the attention of EA so I can deliver my unorganized wishlist of future content.  A few months ago, when Addicts started the Design an Update contest, I started getting very excited and started to plot some ideas. I entered the update I thought would be the easiest to complete – being in a busy schedule at that time – and was very fortunate to get 1st place. All the other finalists were AMAZING and reading through them all makes you realize how much more EA have got to go.

I LOVE designing updates (yep, I’m THAT) sad so it seems such a waste to keep them to myself so, here I am. There was no better way to organize this ramble then to go with bullet points with no connection with each other whatsoever. Enjoy … Continue reading

Addicts Poll Question: How Would You Rate 2017 in TSTO So Far? The Results

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

So last Saturday I asked y’all to rate TSTO in 2017, so far.  To get some honest feedback at where the game sits in your mind nearly 6 months into 2017.  As usual y’all didn’t disappoint with responses!

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From the Mouths of Addicts: Task Master Quiz, Locations 2

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Welcome to another edition of From the Mouths of Addicts, where YOU get to sound off on anything and everything in the world of Tapped Out!

For the last couple of months we’ve been posting fun quizes from Addicts reader cityscaper.  Quizzes that test your TSTO Knowledge.  And now that we once again have a little downtime cityscaper has come up with another fun quiz to test our TSTO knowldge.

So have a little fun and enjoy another Task Master quiz from cityscaper!

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More (Late) Prognostrication from Wookstradamus

A day late and a dollar short.

I’m sure regular readers have noticed I haven’t been around as much with school going on. Life has been crazy and between school, work, and life, there’s not a lot of free time. One thing that does bring me joy though in the moments I have to myself is writing here, doing my geek podcast, and playing the silly little mobile game which led to the writing gig in the first place.

Over the last week, I’ve been working on another speculation post based on the hints EA gave us with the take down of the Vacation Event. I love that they’re giving us teases which actually pan out and I feel it poignant to point out that a lot of folks guessed from the last one that Rommelwood Academy was in our futures. I wasn’t one of them but oh well. It definitely fits into the idea of Military Miseducation.

But wait!?! Didn’t the most recent one thing say something about misfires in connection to the military? I don’t see anything which falls into that category unless you count the premium missile with a drawing of Homer on it so it while I initially thought about scrapping this entire post as being too late to matter, instead of wasting the time it took to get it done, I figured it couldn’t hurt to still present my ideas. Heck… even a broken clock is right twice a day so why not prognoscticate like the Wookstradumb@$$ I am?

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From the Mouths of Addicts: Task Master Quiz, Locations

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Welcome to another edition of From the Mouths of Addicts, where YOU get to sound off on anything and everything in the world of Tapped Out!

Back before the Around the World update we posted a quiz from Addicts Reader cityscaper and y’all enjoyed them so much cityscaper was awesome enough to put together another Task Master quiz! This time focusing on locations, can you master them all?

So have a little fun and enjoy another Task Master quiz from cityscaper!

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From the Mouths of Addicts: Task Master Quiz 2

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Welcome to another edition of From the Mouths of Addicts, where YOU get to sound off on anything and everything in the world of Tapped Out!

A couple of weeks ago we posted a quiz from Addicts Reader cityscaper and y’all enjoyed it so much cityscaper was awesome enough to put together another Task Master quiz!

So have a little fun and enjoy another Task Master quiz from cityscaper!

And don’t forget to share your results in the comments below!

(If you’re having trouble with the form here you can view the direct link to it here)

And here’s a little insight from the last quiz of how y’all did…

taskmaster-1-results

Thanks again cityscaper for putting together another Task Master quiz, and something fun to do in the TSTO lull!  As always we love hearing from you guys… if you have an opinion or take on something going on in the game (or something that should be going on in the game), please send it along to us TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com…

Prognostication with Wookstradamus

So EA took away our snow and brought us a winter take-down update. While I find my Springfield to be glaringly green all of a sudden and miss my Wookiee Winterland, this time of year always leads to some speculation about the future of the game. Of course, EA made that even easier with some teases in the app store descriptions.

iOS and Android – The New Year has been rung in, and the soggy decapitated goat heads have been wrung out. With Springfield getting back to normal, what will be next for your town? An inaugural incident? A romp around the world? A valentine visit from a gluttonous gal? Maybe some military miseducation? You’ll just have to wait to find out!

Amazon – The heretics have had their time and a new year has been celebrated. As the religious riots settle and the townsfolk get back to their normal lives, what’s next for your town? An inaugural incident? A romp around the world? An invasion of bow wielding gnomes?

I must admit, I laughed at these as I often do. Whoever writes the script for the beginnings of updates gets two furry thumbs up. Anyhoo… all these questions got me thinking about what the clues might mean. In a typical fashion, I sat down in the attic, blew the Cheetos dust off my fingers, and thought and thoughts and crunched and thought about what each hint made me reminisce about from the Best. Show. Ever. With some good thinks accomplished, Alissa convinced me to share my fuzzy thinking with all of you. I won’t share my cheesy poofs but I guess you can have my ideas. With all that being said, here’s Wookstradamus Prognostication based on veiled hints from a clever writer at EA.

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