Sunday Night Open Thread

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

How are my favorite Addicted Tappers this evening?  Everyone enjoying their weekend?  Do anything fun?

Anyway enough rambling from me….it IS Sunday and you know what that means, right?  No it’s not time to see what happens when we take Bunny’s “water” away from her…trust me it’s not pretty!  Nope it’s time for another Sunday Night Open Thread!  (this is very quickly becoming our favorite time of the week by the way!  You guys have some AWESOME things to say!)

Here’s where you can talk about anything you want to talk about…TSTO Related, Simpson’s Related or ANYTHING.  Just no Add me requests…those should go here.  We’ll give you a few suggestions (like most Sunday’s you can talk about the current episode of the Simpsons) but for the most part you’re free to talk about ANYTHING your little Tapping Fingers desire…just keep it PG.

So…here is your Sunday Night Open Thread.  Level 45 hit our games this week, on top of Level 44 AND Clash of Clones..what do YOU think of all the new updates?  The Simpsons returns next week…so who will die during the season premiere?  Do you have any ideas?  Are you ready for Season 26 to get started?  Sunday Night Baseball features the Reds vs. Cardinals.  And Sunday night Football features the Steelers vs. Panthers.  Who will will each game?

So chat about the Simpsons, TSTO, update fun and anything else you can think of!  You know we LOVE hearing from you, and can’t wait to chat with you all!

Have Fun!  And happy Sunday!

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91 responses to “Sunday Night Open Thread

  1. So it know WEDNESDAY is as far away from Sunday as humanly possible… But does anyone have insight when the promotion for the season may drop?

    • Well usually Episode Tie-ins drop the week before. Most of last year’s hit on a Wednesday, however the Season 25 tie-in hit on a Monday and the Season Finale tie-in hit on a Thursday. So…there’s no telling when it might hit….

      However, there’s also no telling there will be a tie-in. It’s all speculation at this point…although it’d be odd if they didn’t do one.

  2. I opened my second Krusty Burger in my Springfield earlier today. We’ll have the grand opening probably this weekend or something. You’re invited! Why is this big news? Well, I’m not one for duplicate buildings (outside of generic houses that I only built to bring up the Conform-a-Meter rating). It was only a month or two ago that I added my second Kwik-E-Mart. Something I noticed though. My first Krusty Burger (the one that came with Krusty) is only early $13 rent at each interval and the new one I just opened is earning $15. The two Kwik-E-Marts are earning the same. It’s a small difference, but is this normal?

  3. So in my town currently, I have a monkey, a cat, an egg and a mascot wandering around. EVERYONE else is at honest johns. Pretty sure that’s a violation of fire code.
    I can’t wait until they are done, and they all come filing out. One of my favorite sights is when tons of characters are on the same task and come streaming out at the same time.

  4. For Halloween this year I would like to see some tasks about the Grand Pumpkin peanuts parody episode.

  5. Reading a lot of these comments, I notice a trend. Everyone seems to be sick of this event, to some degree. I totally agree, but I also don’t mean to sound ungrateful, because TSTO is hours upon hours of free content, in the world of the Simpsons, on which I grew up. Unfortunately it seems like a lot of people are complaining about this event based on little more than the fact that it’s kinda dragged on; while I have my complaints with the event, I’m not going to be upset or mad at the team for giving us free entertainment. Even if the castles don’t necessarily “fit” with my town or whatever, I still don’t think whining is the answer. Besides, I feel like, if you’re creative, there’s nothing that EA can put in the game that you can’t somehow make “fit” with your town.

    That said, here’s what’s bugging me about the event, and I’m wondering if this is basically what’s bugging everyone else. First and foremost, Halloween. Halloween is my favorite season of the year by far, and I loved last year’s Treehouse event, and I’ve been looking forward to this one pretty much since that one ended. The fact that this event ends in mid October is troubling, because presumably there will be at least a few days (dare I say a whole week, or more) in between, and that means the Halloween event won’t even start until halfway through October.

    That’s especially troubling considering the fact that, for most people, this current event doesn’t seem to need to last this long at all. I got all the prizes over a week ago, and by now most people who were playing already when the event started have done at least that much by now. For me that left, what, like three weeks of an event in which I wasn’t collecting anything? They must have known that we’d finish that quickly, so I’m wondering exactly WHY they chose to do it that way, considering every other event I’ve played so far has been constructed so that I achieved the final prize with just a few days left. (If that. I’m still pretty bummed about how few of the Easter prizes I got.)

    A little while ago, they released an update that had more decorations, and I assumed that was why the event was so long–that they’d keep doing little updates like that, so that even if we collected everything, we’d still be incentivized to keep playing the event. But that hasn’t happened, so I literally have no incentive to care anymore. I’ve stopped sending the characters on elixir-earning quests; I still send out my nerds, but usually just in haphazard, unstrategic ways (by throwing all of them at the first town I find usually). The only incentive I can even think of is earning castle walls for Bart’s and Lisa’s castles, but even that is pretty stretched, because I’m sorry but I’m not paying 10,000 elixir or whatever PER LEVEL for EACH ONE just to earn a single wall. That’s obscenely expensive when I can just get creative and do something cool and fun with what I already have–I don’t need those walls. (And by the way, the barbarian castle at level 20 says “10,500 elixir for one castle wall.” Those castle walls can be purchased with elixir–100 elixir, specifically. WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD EVEN PRETEND TO TAKE THAT SERIOUSLY. Paying 100 for a single wall, versus paying over 10,000 for a single wall… Am I missing something? Cus if that’s it, then that’s even less than zero incentive.)

    I had fun with the event until I earned everything. I thought it was well-written, we got a free character, we even got some free donuts, and it was a pretty interesting idea. But it didn’t need to last this long, at all, ESPECIALLY if it cuts into the Halloween event. Or, if for some reason EA genuinely thought it did need to last this long, then they should at least be updating it weekly and adding more decorations and whatnot. Because otherwise, what’s the point? They’ve added new levels, and those are great. But I’m focusing on those now, not the event. Why is the event lasting this long? If all their efforts are going toward the updates, and most people aren’t earning anything anymore, then it seems like the event should have been half as long. They could let it end, release the level updates, let us all unwind, and then early October release the Halloween event. They’d still have people complaining–because this is the internet after all, and no matter how much free stuff you give people someone will always complain about it–but I genuinely think a lot fewer people would be THIS vocally exhausted. A cynic might guess that they’re keeping the event this long to draw in more players, to sort of leech off of Clash of Clans’ success or something, but even that doesn’t make sense, and even if it were true they’d be doing so at the expense of the loyalty of all the existing fans.

    So I guess what I’m saying is, while I am certainly grateful for the update (remember how bored and anxious we all were during that long lull immediately before this update?), and while I am definitely not one to complain about free Simpsons-based entertainment, I genuinely don’t understand why this event had to last this long. I have heard countless people complaining about it, and exactly zero people come to its defense.

    And frankly, it’s not just baffling that they did it this way; I think it is actually harmful. Because come October, when Family Guy starts their Halloween event, and Simpsons has to wait until mid-October, even though no one would argue that of the two the Simpsons should absolutely have seniority, suffice it to say I will be playing a lot of Family Guy and not a lot of TSTO. That’s probably not what EA was going for.

    Okay. Sorry. End rant.

    (Actually, one more thing: what the hell is the deal with the “Other Springfield” during this event? Why is it so shitty? The original Other Springfield looked like it was created well, by someone with a competently creative eye. This one, with castles and all that, looks like it was designed by a 7th grader who started the event but has since stopped logging on. What’s going on there? It doesn’t only appear that way for me, does it?)

    • Other Springfield is sad. My fervent hope is this event will roll immediately into Halloween. I’m hoping they set this up to give them time for an awesome Halloween like usual. I agree 100% that this event is way too long but there’s nothing to be done about that. They have to stick to the time frame. I don’t know that EA realized how quickly folks would finish it. I also think they wanted to make sure for once that players could get everything, even those who started late. I applaud your positive outlook and hopefully in about 2 weeks, this who event will just be a ghost of TSTO past.

    • Yes, J.S., that entire rant just about sums up my feelings. Over it.

  6. I am soo ready for coc to be over. I have had all the prizes for a week and a half now. A tip for anyone trying to finish off the event… you get a higher gold & elixir payout by going to random Springfields rather than your neighbors.

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