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Reminder Thanksgiving Mini Event, Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals Are Nearing the End

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Hope you’re all enjoying the weekend!  I’m popping in with a quick reminder that the Thanksgiving Mini Event, Black Friday and Cyber Monday Mystery Boxes (as well as the Cyber Monday Special…Itchy and Scratchy)  are all set to leave our game TOMORROW morning, November 27th. (Even though Cyber Monday stuff just hit)

This is different than past events because it’s ending on a Monday.  So just want to give you all a quick weekend reminder to finish up those prize tracks, grab those premium items and prepare yourself because everything’s leaving on Monday. Out with Thanksgiving and in with *fingers crossed* Christmas!

Note: This is odd because the mini event ends on a Monday.  We’re not sure if this means Christmas/Winter will be hitting on Tuesday or if they have something else up their sleeves.  Personally, for the Addicts staff, the next big event hitting on the 28th feels early…but it’s EA so you never know!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend friends!

-Alissa

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Happy Turkey Day!

Hey Howdy Hey Turkey Tappers!

It’s finally Turkey Day here in the US!  And you know what that means…Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Apple and Pumpkin pie, football, stretchy pants and insane sales at the mall! (or in my case, for those who listened Episode 19 of Addicts Live, Mashed Potatoes, and Bread…check out Episode 19 to see how we all celebrate(d) Thanksgiving!))

Oh and a special Shoutout to my Mom and Dad who are celebrating their 38th Wedding Anniversary today.  Despite what EA says, the Magic is very much alive in their marriage! 

You may notice things a little quiet around here today (you can always check out the details of the Thanksgiving Mini Event here) as we take the day to celebrate the holiday with our families.  Although…..Super Safi will likely be lurking around the comments, as Canadians celebrated Thanksgiving last month.  So like a lot of you, Safi will be working today too!

And yes, the mystery boxes hit today.   We’ll have breakdowns for each box,  like we always do.  But be patient.  No rush to get everything, it’s not going anywhere today.

However, we couldn’t let a day dedicated to being thankful go by without a special THANK YOU to YOU…our AMAZING readers!  We are so thankful for each and every one of you that take the time to read our posts and comment.  So from Patric, Wookiee, Safi and myself…THANK YOU!!  You guys rock and we couldn’t do this without you!

Here at Addicts we’ve all been blessed in so many ways and we hope you have too. In that spirit we’d like to invite you to take a moment and let us know in the comments below what you’re thankful for this Thanksgiving! We can’t wait to see what you say!

Well, before we start to carve into the Turkey (or Bunducken) we’d like to take just one more moment of your time. As I mentioned above, today’s a day to reflect on all you’re thankful for in life & in that spirit, if you can, as we do each year we’d like to invite you to donate to a charity that’s near and dear to our hearts, Friends of Buyijja.  A fantastic charity founded by our own Patric to deliver “Unconditional Support for the Education and Welfare of Children…in an effort to deliver hope and opportunity.”   You can find out more about Friends of Buyijja by clicking the link below, and if you can we’d like to encourage you to make a donation to an amazing charity that’s doing amazing work.  Right now they’re working on a round of school supplies for the Children…

You can find out more, and make a donation here 

Happy Thanksgiving Tappers (whether you celebrate or not, we all celebrate through TSTO)!

THOH Update Removal is Live…And So is Thanksgiving (Updated and Complete)

Note: Yup, the update is still not available on iOS.  Happens sometimes.  May be a bug with it, could be Apple holding it up…at this point it’s available on Android and Amazon. EA typically releases updates for all 3 markets at the same time, and then it’s up to each App Store to approve them, some move slower than others. (which is why Amazon is often late)  This has happened with other games as well (see TQFS)…unfortunately just a little patience is required.  Hopefully it’ll hit iOS soon….

NOTE FROM PATRIC- I was one of you…no iOS. It landed this morning. HOWEVER…it didn’t just “show up.”  I needed to shut down my device completely…as in all the way off, not just clicking the screen. Shut. Down. Then go into the app store…and do a search for “The Simpsons Tapped Out.” That finally brought up the new updated screen.  Please try that before you write, reinstall, or freak out any further…Thanks!! 

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Check your app stores because there’s an update on our hands!

And i’m actually pleasantly surprised by EA…as a nice touch they’ve added Turkeys to the Splash Screen and Icon….i don’t recall them doing that ever unless it was for a major event.

Two thumbs up with that EA, good job and a nice touch.

And of course, as you may have guessed, this leads right into the Thanksgiving mini-event!  No waiting!

I’ve got a LOT going on at work right now, so I’ll fully update this post later.  But for now know that you’ll need to complete Lisa’s first 6s task and that will launch the mini-event…

Now let’s go into more details…. Continue reading

Hey Addicts, Caption This!

Sometimes TSTO gives us humorous little moments when we capture our characters doing rather strange things.  These posts are all about those strange and funny moments! Twice a week we’ll be posting a Caption This! moment where we want you, the Addicts readers, to put on your writing caps and come up with what you think is happening in the screenshot. Post your captions in the comments below. We can’t wait to see how creative and funny you guys can be!

Hey Addicts… Caption This!
(This week’s Caption This image was submitted by Addicts reader Mitchell H)
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If you’ve got an image you’d like to submit for a “Caption this!” post, email it to us at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com or post it on the Addicts Flickr page, you never know when yours might be next!

11/29 Thanksgiving-a-Roony!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Phase 7 of Turkey Day is now active…as you may have seen when you finished the first part of the Thanksgiving Questline this pops up:

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And well…today is Saturday November 29th…so what’s in store today?

In addition to the Gil deal…which is still going on….

Homer gets things started today… with something to build (it will be placed in your inventory for free)

Followed by a 16hr quest for Krusty.

For those that don’t like to know I’ll post the details of what today’s prize is below the fold….

WARNING Mild Spoiler ahead… Continue reading

11/28 Thanksgiving-a-Roony!- Gil’s Back!

You ALL should get the Update now to correct the issue of the Leftovers. Not sure if all will see the *(null) one fixed just yet. But the Update will auto hit your games. 😉 (Remember if you see Bart, it may because EVERYONE is trying to get the update, so be patient)

UPDATE BUNNY: Looks like many of you are running into another issue. (It is odd as it did not impact any of my games.) Yesterday’s task ended with coming back today for Leftovers. Part of the Leftovers dialog today and task is to again have Lisa and Ned Have a Peace Feast, but the option is locked up. I am currently testing a few things and will report back. 

I am in process of trying to contact EA, and also started a forum thread on EA. Please feel free to add to it and open a ticket with EA on the issue. Will update once I hear more back. (I am also looking into the **null** self punishment issue)

http://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Simpsons-Tapped-Out/Leftovers-task-for-Lisa-and-Ned-Glitched/m-p/4057759#U4057759

UPDATE BUNNY 10:30 AM EST: After a very very long conversation with some reps poking round in my game, they still are unable to isolate issue. So…off to a patch they go. They are looking into the entire “Leftover” questline that should have triggered properly as well as Ned’s task turning *(null). Hopefully they can get a patch out soon. In the meantime, keep flooding the forums with your info so it keeps it on top. 

UPDATE BUNNY 2:00PM EST: It seems they almost have issue isolated and hope a patch will be out soon for all these issues. No ETA as of yet on it, just once they got it all in order it will hit our games. So hang in there. This one is wide spread. 

 

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers and Happy Black Friday!

Looks like they’re celebrating Black Friday in Springfield too as Ol’ Gil is in town!  BUT he’s not offering discounted donuts…instead he’s offering donuts rebates!

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So here’s the deal…every hr on the hr Gil is offering premium items with a rebate.  You’ll still have to pay full price for them..but then he’ll give you some donuts back if you do.  The kicker is….Each item is ONLY offered for 1hr.  If you miss that hour…you miss out on the item.

So if you’ve been waiting for something, now’s a great chance to get it.  Here’s a list of what will be offered each hour…and what the rebate back is.  (sorry I missed the first hour…that pesky Turkey made me sleepy!) Continue reading

11/27 Thanksgiving-a-Roony!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Phase 5 of Turkey Day is now active…as you may have seen when you finished the first part of the Thanksgiving Questline this pops up:

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And well…today is Thursday November 27th…so what’s in store today?

Bart gets things started today with some dialogue with Homer…

Then you’ll continue the Black Friday questline, Gear up for Savings..with a 6hr task for Homer.

But don’t send him on it right away…..because Homer gets things started for the second questline that’ll popup!

This will continue The Thanksgiving Meal questline.  You’ll have to send Simpsons and Flanders to eat a Thanksgiving Dinner together x10.  This is a 30m task.  Here’s who you can send:
Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart, Flanders, Maude, Rod, Todd, Grampa, Patty, Selma, Mrs. Bouvier, and Hugo.

And that’s it for today!  But you’re reminded to check back tomorrow….

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Remember…there’s 1 task released each day.  Some task award a “reward-a-roony” while others are just tasks.  So far no prizes have been awarded, but stay tuned tomorrow to see what’s in store for us then!  

What do YOU think of the slow Thanksgiving roll-out?  Thoughts on the short task for today?  Did it trigger for you or were you still finishing the first part?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!

11/26 Thanksgiving-a-Roony!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Phase 4 of Turkey Day is now active…as you may have seen when you finished the first part of the Thanksgiving Questline this pops up:

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And well…today is Wednesday November 26th…so what’s in store today?

Homer gets things started today…

You’ll continue the Black Friday questline, Gear up for Savings..with a 4hr task for Homer.

And then *GASP* a second questline!

Puritan Flanders will start another part, once Homer is done talking.

This time you’ll actually get a reward, prize!

For those that don’t want to know…details on the prize are after the fold.  Continue reading

11/25 Thanksgiving-a-Roony!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Phase 3 of Turkey Day is now active…as you may have seen when you finished the first part of the Thanksgiving Questline this pops up:

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And well…today is Tuesday November 25th…so what’s in store today?

Sacagawea Lisa gets things started today…

Today there’s a short 10 minute task with Homer & a longer 8hr task with Sacagawea Lisa.

And that’s it for today!  (yes, that’s really it)

Turbo Tappin’ Thanksgiving has been updated to show today’s tasks…

Remember…there’s 1 task released each day.  Some task award a “reward-a-roony” while others are just tasks.  So far no prizes have been awarded, but stay tuned tomorrow to see what’s in store for us then!  

What do YOU think of the slow Thanksgiving roll-out?  Thoughts on the short task for today?  Did it trigger for you or were you still finishing the first part?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!

11/24 Thanksgiving-a-Roony!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Phase 2 of Turkey Day is now active…as you may have seen when you finished the first part of the Thanksgiving Questline this pops up:

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And well…today is Monday November 24th…so what’s in store today?

A new questline will start up once you enter your game… Gear Up For Savings! This should auto-start.

For now it’s just 1 part and a task for Homer.

This task has been added to the Turbo Tappin’ Thanksgiving rundown post..

What do YOU think of the slow Thanksgiving roll-out?  Thoughts on the short task for today?  Did it trigger for you or were you still finishing the first part?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!