Hey Tappers! It’s the eve of 2017 and we wave goodbye to a rollercoaster of a year. In this post I do a brief reflection of TSTO 2016. fyi, all stuff in BOLD is written by Sam. Enjoy …

A Popular Opinion online is that 2016 was a really bad year, with tons of awful things happening and tons of celebrity deaths. While that’s true to an extent, I wouldn’t say 2016 was the worst Year ever. I actually had a pretty good 2016. 

TSTO had a good 2016 in terms of events. The events this year gave us tons of new items that we were wanting, and 2016 gave us a lot of new ways to get Donuts. 

(Sam…) I agree, there was a lot of hate going around with certain updates that wasn’t just or thought out. There have been a lot of positive additions and updates to the game, in 2016, that I think we need to celebrate.

My Favorite Event of the year would have to be The Casino Event. I really liked the Mini Games, and The Items were really cool. You could make your own Hollywood Area. 

(Sam…) My favorite event was also the Casino event. I just loved the LIGHTS and all that jazz – it brought some fun items and had huge possibility for design. The mini games it brought with it were GREAT but it was very annoying to see them go 😢.

My Least favorite Event would been to be Springfield Games. Not because it’s bad, but because it had a lot of potential to be a Tap ball 2 type of thing, and I thought that it was a little lame that we only got a Lisa Skin and Fatov. 

As for the show, the episodes were a mixed bag. I feel like the show is still good, it’s just that it’s not the same as it used to be. None of the episodes are really bad to me. It’s just that sometimes, it can feel a little stilted. 

My favorite Season 27 episodes are a tie between Cue Detective and Halloween of Horror. I thought that Cue Detective was a really fun adventure detective episode, and Halloween of Horror really had that old Simpsons heart and charm to it. 

(Sam…) I won’t tell Robobot that we are, currently, on Season 28. I think quality isn’t decreasing (much). It ISN’T what it was but I don’t think that is bad. I still watch every episode, enjoy every episode (some more then others) and I still love it for what it is now. Favourites of S28 are “The Last Traction Hero” and “The Town” but overall S28 is turning out to be pretty strong – well done FOX!

(Still Sam…) In conclusion, 2016 has been a fun year for Tapped Out and it got a lot of undeserved hate just because EA tried something new with updates. 2016 will be the year of experiments (they tried religion, sequels, new systems – eg. Daily Tasks, Rewards for premium purchases) and I respect that 😃. I think people need to approach the game with a respectful and positive attitude. It is a game that costs loads of money that has been offered for FREE (be grateful for it!). From a positive perspective: In 2016 we got:

  • A much needed cut and paste mechanic! Super helpful!!
  • A sequel superhero event that actually gave some cool items – when you think about it.
  • TSTO’s first ever alive guest star (not including Mr Greoning): Stephen Hawking , who was flipping amazing!
  • The extremely helpful visual task icon – becuase it’s mostly what I send my characters on.
  • We got Starsuit Maggie!!! Enough said. *mic drop*
  • And a whole lot more … Make a list – it’ll surprise you.

So have a great new year, if the timezone you are in is there already, but for me I have a few hours. There might be a post tomorrow for the new year but until then Stay Positive and Happy Tapping …

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