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Showoff Announcement: Itchy and Scratchy Land

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s that time…calling all Springfield designs of Amusement Proportions!  We’re getting ready to do the next Springfield Showoff featuring your Itchy and Scratchy Land (and now destroyed K-Land) inspired designs!  So prep those towns…because we want to see what you’ve done with your Springfield!

While we’re just over the halfway mark of the Itchy and Scratchy Land event, I wanted to make sure you all had ample time to prepare your towns for the next showoff.  Once you’ve got those designs planned out show us what you’ve done, because who doesn’t like seeing what others have done with all this new stuff?!  So send us your Amusement Park inspired designs and we’ll be putting up the Showoff post, featuring your designs on WEDNESDAY JULY 11th….so you’ve got loads of time to prep your towns.  Take your time, design as you see fit and send us the designs when you’re ready.

So work on those designs and send us some screenshots when you’re ready…just make sure to send your submissions in by about 8pm ET Tuesday, July 10th, 2018.  Can’t wait to see what YOU have come up with.

After all it is…the Best. Vacation. Ever.

Seriously, there’s no rush to send in your designs (I’ll post another reminder during Act 3).  Take your time, there’s still a whole other Act to work through.  I just wanted to give you guys plenty of advanced notice on the next Showoff so you could have some plans in mind.  No rush on sending screenshots, you have 20 days…take your time. 

You can send your designs in two ways…either post a link to the image in the comments on this post or you can email them to us at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com.  We won’t be pulling images from anywhere else, so please if you want to be featured either submit in the comments below or email your images to us.  If you email them please mark the subject with at least the word Showoff, otherwise, I might miss it.

Note: PLEASE try to limit your submissions to only 1-2 of your favorite screenshots.  We like to try and let everyone showoff their town but it becomes difficult when some of you are sending in 7-10 images.  Pick your favorite areas and send them in (or if you stitch photos together, that works too).  We’ll try our best to get EVERYONE in, but please understand that sometimes we miss a photo or two.  If we miss you one week, we’ll try really hard to make sure we get you in the next week.  You’re always welcome to showoff your town, at any time, on our Flickr page.  We know a lot of you have awesome towns that you want to show off, but please try to stick with this week’s theme.  Remember, this isn’t a contest.  There’s nothing to win.  It’s just a fun way to showoff your town and get some design inspiration from your fellow Addicts.  🙂   

Do you want to be featured on the next Springfield Showoff?  Post your images  in the Comments below or email us your screenshots at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com. We can’t wait to see YOUR designs! (Need help with images, just ask.) 

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Pride Week Content Now Live in Stores

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Just letting you know that the Pride week content has now hit our stores.  The Gil Deal will be available until June 26th  and the Mystery Box will be around until the event ends on July 11th.  

I’ll break down the full details of everything (likely tomorrow) with SIB posts, but this post is just meant to let you know the content is there and what the basics are..

Also, this post is meant to serve as yet another reminder…we go through this every year…this is not a site to post your personal views pro or con over Pride Week.  I don’t care if you’re for it or against it, but don’t talk about it here.  You want to talk about the content that hit the games?  Great!  You want to put your own personal spin on it..not great.  Any comments, pro or con for Pride week, in general, will be deleted.  This is not the place.  Trust me…don’t mess with the pregnant lady on this one. Everyone got it?  Good. Great. Grand. Let’s move on…

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Friday Filler – Of Lags, Limits, and Loops

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Ah…another Act is upon us, and another “Grindtastic Weekend” awaits!  Is it possible to stay on track to “get everything,” while still having a life? Yes. Yes it is…if you are smart about how you spend your time.  Most of the “grinding” these days is actually “Grinding Lite,” as the  critical stuff only takes a few seconds.

But, EA has continued to make things challenging, once you win items…in that with the item limit restrictions in place, some of us have to be pretty clever in how we maximize our bonuses. We need to have fun with the items that we win…without getting the dreaded, “YOU HAVE REACHED YOUR ITEM LIMIT…YOU SUCK!” message (I might have been paraphrasing there a bit…but it is the way it makes you feel).

Nonetheless, (don’t you love a word like “nonetheless?” It looks like a run-on mistake…but it really is a word! Like aforementioned, and heretofore…English is so weird sometimes), where were we? Oh. right…Nonetheless, there are ways to deal with the Lag Issue that some continue to face, as well as trying to figure out ways to maximize our bonus earnings while cramming everything into the “Bonus Blue” area for Itchy&ScratchyLand.

Let’s take a look at some solutions.
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Should You Buy Maw Spuckler?

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So something EA’s been slowly rolling out over the last year or so is this new bonus for actually spending cash on donuts. (instead of just farming them)  Where they attach a premium, limited-time, character to one of the donut bundles in addition to bonus donuts.

This time around we’re being offered Maw Spucker,  a FULL character, for a truckload of 300 Donuts ($19.99 in the US).  While it’s hard for me to sit here and tell you if you should or shouldn’t spend actual cash on the game (spoiler, I think you should always spend at least a small amount…even if it’s $.99/year on the game if it brings you joy and you want to see it continue) I thought I’d do a quick breakdown of Maw, her tasks and other details you may be curious about.

So let’s consider this an abbreviated Should I Buy….


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Itchy and Scratchy Land 101: Act 2 Amusement Bonus

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Arrangement Bonuses are back again and it doesn’t appear that they’re going anywhere.  This is now the third event in a row where Arrangement bonuses have been featured.  This time around it’s called an Amusement Bonus, same concept different name.

So let’s take a look at how this bonus works for Act 2, how you max it out and what it’ll get you…


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Itchy and Scratchy Land Act 2 is Live!

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Well, it’s that time in Springfield…time for Act 2 to hit our games. It’s 10am here on the east coast and that means it’s time for Itchy and Scratchy Act 2…so have at it my friends!

And YES, the server is currently down. When will EA learn to just go back to the 4am (ET) start times….

Remember…this is an automatic change in your game.  Nothing to download, it should just start up in your game..

Itchy kicks things off in Springfield, and you’ll have tasks for Itchy, Diane (if you unlocked her) and Springfielders..

Act 2 Runs until June 27th (when Act 3 will start)

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Itchy and Scratchy Land Act 1 is Nearing the End…

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Just a reminder that Act 1 of the Itchy and Scratchy Land Event…Ends TOMORROW June 13th at 10am ET (1400 GMT)

Once the Act 1 is over you will no longer be able to earn Knife Prizes for free. So get everything you can before it’s all gone! (but remember to keep earning Knives if you haven’t unlocked all of the prizes because the closer you get to unlocking the next prize the lower the donut cost would be should you need to purchase it when the next Act starts…)

Crafting will STILL be available in the next Act.

For a rundown on everything that was included with Act 1 check out our rundown post here.

And don’t forget about our Tips for Starting Act 2 right here.

Be ready for the Act 2 to start at 1400 GMT (10am ET) tomorrow morning  (June 13th)….

Turbo Tappin’ Itchy and Scratchy Land: Act 1 Premiums, Scratchy, Jeremy & Ms. Mouse

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It’s time to get amused in Springfield!  The latest event to hit our towns, Itchy and Scratchy Land, is in full force in our towns with a whole lot of twists and turns along the way!

Act 1 of the event brought a bunch of new premium characters to Springfield. Scratchy Jeremy and Ms. Mouse are the ones we were able to cover during Act 1 (there are more we’ll get to once Act 2 starts).  As with the vast majority of premium characters both of these characters came equipt with their own questlines.  So let’s take a look at the premium Turbo Tappin’ version of each….


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Itchy and Scratchy Land Tips for Ending Act 1

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Happy Saturday!  Hope everyone is going to enjoy their weekend, I know I will as long as the rain holds off!

Act 1 of the Itchy and Scratchy Land will be ending this coming Wednesday (so 4 days from now) at 10am ET…here’s what you should be doing to get ready for Act 2 to start.  Following these tips will help give you a head start when Act 2 launches…

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Itchy and Scratchy Land 101: Act 1 Amusement Bonus

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Arrangement Bonuses are back again and it doesn’t appear that they’re going anywhere.  This is now the third event in a row where Arrangement bonuses have been featured.  This time around it’s called an Amusement Bonus, same concept different name.

So let’s take a look at what this bonus is, how you max it out and what it’ll get you…


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