Addicts Weekly Open Thread

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Due to POPULAR request….we’ve moving up our open thread time so that our friends outside of the US can participate too!  Let’s get the conversation going!  Oh and remember…just because this is posted here today doesn’t mean you can’t comment on it all week long.  This open thread will still be open for comments long after today is over!

Now…enough rambling from me….it IS Sunday and you know what that means, right?  Time for another Open Thread!

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 Open Thread.  It’s Easter!  Did the Easter Bunny bring you anything good?  No new Simpsons tonight, but TSTO saw a fun little Easter update this week.  Are you enjoying the new update?  The final 2 are decided for the NCAA Men’s Championship, who do you think will win Duke or Wisconsin?  MLB Opening Night is tonight…FINALLY!  Will you be watching Sunday Night Baseball tonight?

So chat about the Simpsons, TSTO, Update fun, or anything else you can think of!  Can’t wait to chat with you all, you know we love hearing from you!

Have Fun!  And happy Sunday!

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310 responses to “Addicts Weekly Open Thread

  1. Are there any screen grabs of Monorail Station designs? Would like some ideas on how to make mine look better 🙂

  2. I’m ticked off that we now have a maximum limit on the number of friendship points we can collect in one day. BOO!!!!!

  3. I know I saw a thread on here once that broke down the exact cost/XP/Conformo points for the tree hugging. Does anyone have a link to that? It’s not the tabbed one from above or the Lisa post, I think a member did it. Tree-Hugging has me backed up right now.

    Thanks in advance

  4. Just letting you all know I am not going to be able to visit tonight. I know who has visited and I will get to you in the morning 🙂 🙂 🙂

  5. Way back in this thread, “Tracy” posted a comment about double handshakes. This post on EA’s site may explain it:

    • Read that thread and the one it links to. But I’m wondering whether three double-handshake thing is device-specific, as I’ve never seen it in my game….

  6. Well, this thread is slowing down, so who wants a good prank?

  7. Just came across this and thought I’d share it with my favorite Addicts and addicts…

    • Nice. One or two of them would look great on my walls….

      BTW, I hope I’ve sent you a neighbour invite, but I guessed your Origin ID so might have sent it to another Sandra Shill. I know you’re full, so keep it there until you have your next clear out, but can you let me know if I’ve sent it to the right person? Ta.

  8. How often does one get donuts from Sideshow You balloon game? Is it random or fixed (ie. once every 300 balloons)? Thanks!

    • Random anytime, but if you go 299 times without hitting the 5… then on 300th it will appear.

      • When you get the 5 donuts on the 300th balloon, is there any sort of notification or are they simply added? I recently noticed I had 5 donuts more than I should have had and figured they must have come from Sideshow You since I had never won any before…

        • You see the amount show up in the Balloon Pop. Just the same as you see the ticket count show up under the Balloon you just Popped.

      • That’s a bit weird then because I didn’t see any donuts there… Well, maybe I just missed it, I’ll have to pay more attention when playing Sideshow You, I guess… Thanks for the info! 🙂

      • @Bud2046 — Winning the donuts is kinda anti-climatic. When you win tickets, there’s a tiny little ticket image and a number. When you win donuts, there’s a tiny little donut and the number 5. No special sound. The color of the number is more pink, but it’s not a lot different. It would be easy to miss, assuming that it was 5 tickets.

        Also, if your FP is maxed out, it would have been easy to miss a few random donuts while visiting neighbors. Sometimes those little donuts hide behind the money and the XP that pops out of your neighbors’ buildings.

  9. I came across this tonight, 16 people that look like characters from The Simpsons. Some of frightfully close.

    • I was able to look at the first 14 of them before that click-bait website crashed my PC! I thought the Flanders look-a-like might have been the actual person Flanders was based on, LOL. 🙂

      • Sorry about. I know the webpage was very spammy. I was going to mention that in my post. As to Flanders, I was wondering if the person wasn’t actually cosplaying Ned because he looked so close to the actual character.

  10. just told my browser it wants to know my location. I told it no. 😛

  11. Finally, finally, finally!!! I finally got my Sideshow You donuts! I’m convinced that there was a glitch when I should have gotten them last time and I therefore had to wait 600 taps instead of 300. But at least I finally got them! 😀

    • Yey for Sideshow Pop! Since you pointed out again I’ve had the same aim, still haven’t achieved it yet though 🙁

  12. Hi all,
    It’s a stoopid little thing but I’ve created one of those silly quizzes you see on Facebook all the time.

    It’s a shame that there can only be 8 possible outcomes with the playbuzz site, I’d’ve loved to have had about 50! But please give it a go and share it with your friends – it’s just a silly bit of fun but it’d be nice if people played it.
    If you’ve got any feedback, I’d love to hear it.


    • Playbuzz got it right – I’m Lisa (except the vegetarian thing)! 🙂

      • The way it works is you can give each character a score of 0, 1 or 2 for each answer. So even if you had answered “Meat. Lots of meat” there’s no way for me to stop you getting Lisa – if you answer the other stuff only slightly ‘her way’.
        A score of 1 to 10 would be better for highlighting any extremes, but would probably make the final calculation too complex.

        Thanks for trying folks, as I said, it’s just a bit of fun

    • @ swiss, I am Edna Krabappel, according to playbuzz! LOL!

    • Hmmm, I’m not Homer! Prefer the “Simpsons Meyer-Briggs” (sorry SW… not trying to detriment the work you put in 😉 if you Google this it gives a personality profile 🙂 I used this as a teacher for an ice-breaker in the first session or so, also gave me insight on the “Bart”s of the class 🙂

      • Nah, no “work” put in, just fun! There were too many limitations to do the job I wanted, but it was fun and easy. Maybe one day I’ll dig out some software that lets me do it as I wanted. Or I could learn to program…. Hmmm, nah, sounds too much like hard work 😉

      • The Meyers-Briggs one gave me Sideshow Bob. Hmmmm – does that make me a sociopath?
        One of my limitations was being limited to 8 characters. With a M/F split it only gave me 4 of each. That’s pretty limiting when you think of all the personality types…

      • Trust me SW mate, don’t learn to code unless you really need to. I began kinda when coding began, and it’s kinda like psychology, you start “seeing the matrix” on every website / app / game / os / etc, etc, etc…

      • Also, M-B Simpsons, I was Burns…

      • I was kidding in the biggest way imaginable! They tried to teach me Pascal at uni, I’m told that’s one of the easier languages to learn but I was just rubbish at it.
        I can often spot flaws in someone else’s code, but to write my own? Forgeddabardit!

      • That’s brilliant, Matt – I’ll definitely have to Google up that Simpsons Meyers Brings assessment and share it with the trainers on my team! 🙂

      • Swiss – I don’t think you need to limit folks to only being characters that match their own gender… I’m sure there are plenty of people who are most like a character that may be of a different gender… I’ve certainly known some guys who are “Lisa”s and some gals who are “Bart”s.

        (Oh, and my vegetarian comment wasn’t related to the options in your game – more to just a general statement about something that Lisa and I don’t have in common.)

    • Wow Swiss, that started one of the longest chains we’ve seen here in awhile.

  13. Ok, I’ll probably cop flack for this, but I really don’t understand the “more land” issue… is this mainly a premium challenge?

    • I really would love some more land, I would even spend up too 200 donuts per block if they made it premium. Everytime we get new buildings I have to rearrange things and remove decorations to make them fit, it’s a huge hassle.

      With my previous renovations I left two small areas free for future expansion, one has now been taken up by the new stuff today. If we get anymore buildings my second area (where my lemon tree is) will be gone and I will be at 100% capacity. Without more land I would then need to remove some buildings to make others fit and I really don’t want to do this :(. You can see my town, I don’t think I am wasting any space, things are cramped enough as it is…

      • Your definitely not wasting space Jebus! I must admit I do and have always taken a bit of a minimalist-sim-city approach to my lil’ Springfield, and haven’t really delved into the 3D design too much.
        My neighbourinos have probably noticed blank bits of land here and there, pre-emptively before getting content sometimes, and I must admit after big events like COC (Ok, even I’ll admit I went a bit overboard on my castles, and STILL NOT HAPPY, er, yeah, echem 😉 or even Christmas / Easter that things get a bit cramped before stretching the creative muscle.
        I also don’t “house farm”, at least not for my benefit (I leave my brown houses tappable for friends) and try to limit the roads, and I think I’ve only purchased ~% 60 of available land.
        No criticism is intended on any player, each to their own with regards to placement and layout!

      • 200 donuts per block? Wow, that’s a huge amount! Don’t be putting ideas like that into EA’s head! I’m getting a cold sweat just thinking about that 😉

    • My land is fairly full and while I’ve bought a couple of premium characters, I haven’t bought loads.
      I’ve got room for more buildings with minimal rearranging but I’m quite new to the game so can easily see that players who’ve been playing for ages and who buy lots of premium stuff would be struggling for space.

      Maybe it’s a design thing too, some of those 3D designs take up heaps of space.

  14. Woot Woot! — First time I ever found out that there was a new level from this site, instead of from the game. I was on earlier and everything was fine. Then put my tablet on the charger and was reading through older comments here in the open thread, and got to the top — new level what? Oh, OK! 🙂

    What? 1.2 million dollars for what? Gosh, good thing for blue houses!

    • Me too, I read the email just as I was leaving for work (overslept) and then updated and played a little whilst driving there. Normally I don’t use my phone while driving, huge fines and cops everywhere but this is TSTO, I have my priorities ;). Finding this site was the best thing I ever did.

  15. I have lost Mr. Teeny also.

  16. Luke the Asian

    Why is it that so. We buildings come with characters but the menu doesn’t show it? For example Businessman’s social club with Fat Tony..
    BTW! Since the event I’ve been on a bit of a tight cash struggle but I rate I’ve got an awesome design for my little ‘Zenith City’ and I just need to buy a few more land pieces. Won’t make the deadline though.. So will there be any way for me to still have it shown off after?

    • You can post your pics to our flickr or the post for the Showoff at anytime.

      Some buildings are “surprises” so they won’t show. Most now do.

  17. Yipeee!!!

    “People, this is no way to get healthy!”

    So happy about about Level 51…. Memories of one of my husbands and my favorites Simpsons scene ever!

    (I’m gonna have to repeat this post once the article for Level 51 comes out here, but I was took excited to wait!)

  18. Level 51 just hit for me! I haven’t gotten Helen Lovejoy yet though, so no idea what’s actually new lol

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