Dabble Dog Down

I think EA’s done a pretty good job responding to TSTO character imbalances lately. For instance, they’ve started giving us many more female characters ~ four in Halloween 2013 alone. We got  Ghost Maude Flanders, Booberella, Senile Zombie, Susane the Witch!

Hopefully now it’s time to deal with the fact that Springfield has gone to the dogs 😉

Not sure if this is complete, but there’s plenty of K-9’s these days. We have lots of interesting dogs roaming around alone, being walked by characters – even a puppy, robot & zombie dog.

Now we get a cat to wander round our Springfield’s – but an undead one. Very cool though. Thanks EA and the Global Goo Tapping Communtiy!

Warning, Wild Speculation: So, it’s early Thursday morning and I would normally be anticipating a possible new update… Level 36 ~ maybe. However with Halloween 2013 going on right now, who knows. Anyway, what would I like to see in Level 36? Glad I asked… a character that not only would bring more cats to TSTO, it would also bring another female character. Crazy Cat Lady (aka Eleanor Abernathy).

With EA having put us on notice that they’ll be feeding out the game info, I’m wondering if they might be leaving clues in the game dialogs (dialogues). For instance in Level 33 Sunsphere quest Bart references ghosts and now we have ghosts! With that in mind, I noticed that Frink mentioned SHROOOEdinger recently…

This is probably just classic Geeky DrewBabble goofiness. Now on to a half an hour of tapping towards the Global Goo Effort, then some ZZZZZZZZZZ’s ~ aka: Dabble Dog Down 🙂

Happy Halloween 2013 From… Boo-Dabble

 BooDabble - DrewDabble - Happy Halloween 2013

Or should I say Goo-Dabble?

I like it! I know it may be somewhat of a let down for folks that got some of this stuff last year, but for those of us that have been admiring these items when visiting Friend’s towns – it’s terrific. Thanks EA!

As I established in my last post, I’m really cutting down on my personal spoiler/walkthrough consumption. I’m finding that if I just figure out most of quests myself, this puts me right on pace with EA’s update flow. For example, though abandoned for the moment so everyone can enjoy the new Halloween event in Springfield, my Krustyland still has one thing left to build – The Tooth Chipper.

We have until November 7th to earn all the 10 Main Prizes. This means that  if you started yesterday (US) you only need to collect around 280 Goo’s per day. I’ve already got over 500 Goo’s (and the first two prizes) in in less than one day. And this was with just over a dozen of my Friend’s towns to the point where I could visit them to Squish Ghosts, Haunt Stuff and Release Gremlins. When they are all available, I’m guessing gathering a 800-1000 Goo’s a day is easily attainable.

So I’m going to relax and take my time and enjoy the event! If you’ re looking for walkthroughs, spoilers and anything else a Tapper could want, please check out my new TSTO Links Pagehttp://drewdabble.com/drewdabble-tsto-links-page/

Happy Trick or Treating Tappers 🙂Trick or Treat Task - DrewDabble

Finally, Patty and Selma – Thanks EA!

Now for some light-hearted TSTO Level 35 fun 😀

I used my emotional turmoil (over this issue) as an excuse to blow a bunch of donuts rushing Level 35 to the point of building the Springfield DMV.

Patty and Selma EA TY Tribute

Satisfied with my modest (as always) design I wanted to grab some screenshots to share. Patty was all over the place while I waited for Selma, who was wandering around close by. I was hoping for a dream shot with both Patty & Selma by my newly placed DMV.

I made several shots but alas Selma never made it into frame. So I decide to do a paste-up pic with four Patty’s around my DMV design as a tribute to EA for finally bringing us not only the long sought after Patty & Selma twins but also Sherri & Terri with Level 34!

Hmmm… Twins and then more Twins in back to back updates? 11:11? 🙂


TSTO Level 34 arrives with Springfield High School + Superintendent Chalmers, Sherri & Terri, Springfield Knowledgeum and its promo robot – Robby The Automaton and some additional decorations… Starts with Lisa ~ More soon 🙂 TSTO Level 34 - Simpsons Tapped Out - DrewDabble

TSTO – Life-Ruiningly Fun!

Great tagline and I do love the game, but DrewDabble does not want to end up like this poor fellow…

My ‘real world’ Jay-Oh-Bee is not going to permit much time to blog for the next few days, but then it’s the Labor Day Weekend holiday (in the US) and hopefully plenty of time for playing TSTO and blogging ~ AND reading TSTOTopix.com plus hanging-out at Tapped-Out UK… my two favorite TSTO sites!

BTW: Besides The Sunsphere, another of Knoxville Tennessee’s claims to fame is our massive Labor Day (BoomsDay) fireworks event – the largest in the country. If the weather’s good, 400,000 people will be here!

Of course if anything new shows up in the game this week, I will post about it. Which makes me wonder could be next? The Internet TSTO rumor-mill is very quiet right now; not much word on what’s coming next.

I’ve read Gil may be coming back with new promo in August. There’s one more week to go, so that would have to be soon… Labor Day Weekend maybe???

As for Level 34 – I can’t find anything much at all. But, Please EA, it’s time for Patty & Selma 🙂

What new TSTO / TV Show tie-in’s does Fox have planned for us?

The new Simpsons TV season is just around the corner. I’m thinking there’s going to be tons of TSTO episode tie-ins. For most of the summer re-run season here in the US, Fox has been hammering the tie-in episodes. Lots of chances for DrewDabble to lament not buying a Moe’s Limo (or three) and The Swanky Fish 😦

What could be next?  Well the upcoming Level 33 (click here for the Spoilers) might give us a clue. So far the seemingly most tangential TSTO character or item, is (correct me if I’m wrong) Honest Abe. http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln and his cabin. However there is the fact that the real Abe did live in the real Springfield (Illinois). Was this supposed to play off of the long running gag about the real location of The Simpsons’ Springfield?

Frankly, I’m open to anything at this point. Went surfing for some ideas and ran across this fantastic site… http://www.antesydespues.com.ar/en/famosos-al-estilo-simpsons/ with a well done and thought provoking list of real-world celebrities that have been seen on the TV show. Here’s four I’d shell out serious donuts for and would be honored to have wandering around DrewDabble’s Springfield. Just imagine a hilarious dual task… Like Nimoy confronting ‘Cosplay’ Comic Book Guy about copyright infringement issues, which by the way – this blog has no intent of, at all – just a fan 🙂

DrewDabble TSTO wish list

To keep this wishful train of thought rolling just a bit longer…  With Futurama’s final season on Comedy Central finishing up soon, I hope to see some Futurama characters showing up in TSTO. Truth is, what I really want is a full separate Futurama Tapped Out game. Alas this probably isn’t feasible because Futurama just doesn’t have the huge world-wide fan base of The Simpsons. However a good compromise would be to do a Kustyland-like expansion featuring the Planet Express crew.Frink Farnsworth
This could be awesome paired with a Simpsons-Futurama-TSTO tie-in TV episode where Frink is tinkering around in his lab and accidentally zaps himself to New New York in the year 3013. He then runs into professor Farnsworth, who helps him get back to Springfield using his time machine. Then the time machine could become the “Shuttle” to the Futurama expansion.Farnsworth Time Machine
I could go on for pages with this Futurama stuff (and will in future posts), so I’ll end with this; here’s two decorations I’d buy in a heartbeat…

Tickle-Me Bender – in TSTO when tappped he’d say “Quit tappin’ my junk pervert!”
– Planet Express Ship balloon (like Blinky the three-eyed fish).