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From the Mouths of Addicts: “On the Scene” Reporting


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 favorite Addicts, and frequent commenter, CGuy!  It’s CGuy’s hilarious “on the scene” reports while he was in the 2 day limbo between the Christmas removal update and Level 38.  Enjoy it my friends…I know I did!


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Well, CguyField is still in the grip of the Polar Vortex. Why do I put my characters through this? After all, I have had all the prizes on the prize wheel for weeks. Maybe I am doing this just to help my poor unfortunate neighboreenos! Yea, that’s it! Continue reading

From the Mouths of Addicts: Addicts Anonymous…The Snow Monster


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 a true Addict, Tapper pkkao.  It’s a humorous take on the Holiday Wheel and  the lengths one Tapper went just to clear that darn wheel!  Enjoy it my friends…I know I did!

A sadly true anecdote that I have to write.

It’s January 13, 10 PM. The Christmas update is about 8 hours away from ending, and my wheel looks cleared — except for the Snow Monster. Being the “freemium completest” (must have everything I can get without spending a penny), I could not live without the Snow Monster, even if I didn’t want that prize especially (ClausCo was the one I coveted the most).

 My spin token count is at a sad 0, and when I try to spin I get the dreaded message of “Out of Spin Tokens.” In 45 minutes, my Egg Nog Bar will produce a single spin token. All my hopes lied on that token to hit the improbable 5% chance of Snow Monster. Might as well wait an extra hour, right? It’s worth getting the snow monster, right? Continue reading

From the Mouths of Addicts: Holiday Wheel Spin Tips

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Welcome to the first From the Mouths of Addicts post where YOU get to sound off on anything and everything in the world of Tapped Out!  This week’s post is all about Holiday Wheel Tips & Strategies from our amazing readers here at Addicts!   These are tips and tricks that some of our readers have found work for them* and they were kind enough to share their advice for all Addicted Tappers struggling to get the last few prizes on the Wheel!


With less than a week to go to secure all of those coveted prizes let’s take a look at some of these strategies submitted by our amazing readers: Continue reading

Christmas Extended?!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just a quick note to all of the Addicts out there…it looks like EA has heard your complaints about glitches, downed servers & Wheel of F…. troubles!  The Christmas Event has been extended by 1 week!  The new end date is January 14th!

So you now have an extra 7 days to reach all of your personal prizes AND 7 extra days to scream in frustration at the Wheel!

Happy Gift Grabbing!

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What Would The Addicts Do: Gil, Grumple, and Wheel Tokens

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Everyone enjoy their ho ho ho day?!  Was Santa good to you?  I know I enjoyed Christmas…especially when Gil, the Grumple & free Reindeer are concerned!  Have you taken advantage of these yet?  (well the free Reindeer is NLA, but did you take advantage of it?)  Looking through the comments over the last couple of days many of you want to know just what we would do when it comes to Gil, the Grumple & a few other things.  So I wanted to take a minute to tell you WWTAD….
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WDTCF – Springfield Mall

Well hello there tapperinos and tappettes.  How’s everybody doing?  Is everyone’s real-life holidays everything they hoped for?  What’s that?  You haven’t had time to enjoy them because you’ve been glued to your device playing the TSTO Holiday update?  Well, me too.  Who needs real life when you can be stuck inside your very own Springfield anyways.

All the holiday prep is so overwhelming sometimes.  You gotta go brave the masses at all the local stores and malls just to buy the little ones something cool only to find them playing more with the box.  My one year old showed me last night that spinning a stroller wheel is way more fun than any toy he has.  Speaking of wheels, how’s everyone doing with their Holiday Wheels?

I hope by now that folks are getting more than one spin a day and al the prizes they desire.  I know it’s frustrating to try and get all those prizes.  I swear that Ice God sculpture is mocking me every time I flick my screen.  Oh well though, we got lots of free stuff and one of my favorites free items is the Springfield Mall.  It is the 3rd community prize and is something every tapper playing this update should have by now.

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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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WDTCF – Snowpeople

You spin me right round baby right round, like a spinny Wookiee going round, round round…Snowpeople on the wheel, spinning round round, gotta win them all, round and round, round round…

Phew… I’m a bit dizzy from that 80’s flashback. How is everyone’s holiday so far? Got your real life and TSTO decorations all up? Are your presents stockpiled for people you actually know? I certainly hope so because the gift giving bonanza that is corporate Christmas really is just around the corner.

Today, I wanted to talk about the snowpeople. Man I hate writing that word but in today’s politically correct world, it seems like the best term to describe a collection of snowmen, women and children is just that. Of course, any English nerd worth their salt knows that the true plural for a word is the masculine form but as I know chicks rock and have an impact on my general happiness in life, I’ll stick with snowpeople or snowpersons for now. Anywho…

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WDTCF: Christmas Raccoon

Hey hidey ho friendereenos!

How’s the update treating ya? You get all the neighbors you wanted?  If not, check out our friends area here.  I continue to be so enamored with this update. Granted there are quite a few days left but other than some 2D challenges, I really have no complaints.

Today I wanted to jump right on in to the BEST part of my job and talk about the origin of yet another character we got this holiday update. This particular character is the 7th personal prize, 18,000 gift cards, the Christmas Raccoon.

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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.

So let’s jump into the Christmas spirit….here’s your Turbo Tappin’ Santa Flanders Walkthrough Continue reading