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.  The Simpsons are all new tonight AND we got an episode tie-in to go along with it, what will happen in the new episode? How will the items in the game come into play? Act 1 of  The Terwilliger Event winds down tomorrow, have you earned all of the Act 1 prizes yet?  Sunday Night Baseball tonight features the Mets at the Yankees, will you be watching?  NBA and NHL playoffs are both in full swing, how’s your team doing?  Do anything fun this weekend?

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!


293 responses to “Addicts Weekly Open Thread

  1. Matt Dillon is perfectly cast in the lead, and though some themes and visual cues are a little hokey at first, Wayward Pines soon enough turns into thrilling network television.

  2. Sandra Shill

    I currently have 10 pending friend requests from folks whose handles I don’t think I recognize. I have a spot open in my friendvilles, so I’m looking to add a neighbor from among those friend requests, but I’d like to give preference to folks who post here regularly.

    So, if you’ve sent me a request and your name here on this site doesn’t match your Origin ID, can you let me know who you are so I can add you? 🙂

  3. Sandra Shill

    In 24 hours, it will be in my Springfield! 🙂

    Now to start saving up for some upgrades to Monsarno and the sprayer, and then I’ll set my sites on the Gas ‘n’ Grub, I think.

  4. Sandra Shill

    An amusing glitch just gave me a Mr. Teeny who looks ready to go to the office! 😉

  5. Im never getting enough fertilizers to get the farmers market. I quit upgrading at 15 or should I keep going?

  6. Swiss – Just want to thank you for your generous “donations” a little while ago. <3 Really kept me hoppin'! Lol

    I've been a bit light on receiving blobs the last few days, so today was a refreshing change! Only sorry that I don't have many to send to folks, but I think I'm due to win some soon from Cecil tasks, so hopefully I can do a little better at sending them then.

  7. Craig (ibuylow2014)

    I have noticed that my cup of knives in the lower right hand corner jumps every once in a while. Anybody know why that is? Is that when a new mutant corn comes into the city?

    • I have watched it to see if there is any significance to it. I assume it is just there as an added way to catch your attention. Still trying a few things though to see if they are what triggers it.

      • Watchin’, noticed this early on… when a seed appears from a house or a Sideshow Corn appears on screen it seemed to “jump”????
        Or have I been seeing the matrix again 😉

        • I swear I see it at all different times. Like Mutants, item to craft, new item in menu, etc. I just need to really sit down one day and really really watch it. Just no time to do that. Lol. It’s done that since the event started.

  8. On another AWOT I said I’d repay all the mutant blobs dropped in my town.
    Earlier today I picked up my prize of 50 from Act 2 which will enable me to do just that.
    But I’m not going to be spending donuts to buy any more because I’ve been getting such a rotten rate of return that I’m convinced they’re not working properly, i.e. they’re not turning up in your towns.
    Thanks a bundle for all the ones that you drop on me, I hope I’m catching most of them and you’re getting your rewards that way!

    • By the way, I’ve also said numerous times how much I’m enjoying this event.
      Well, I’m not. At least not at the moment. I’m bored.

      I realise that my enjoyment came from working with the red box in the task bar. Collecting as many spades as I could get. The quest line part of this is boring me rigid, I can’t wait for it to end so I can get the red box back and start to have fun again.

      Oh well. 7 more hours of Quimby hiding, then 24 more waiting for the Opera thing to build and I’ll be having fun again. And that basically means I have to start planning for that first thing in the morning. Cool. Let the games commence!

      • And now the red box is back and I’m having fun again! Although Sideshow Bob’s tasks have thrown my calculations somewhat… It’s a nice problem to have 😀

    • Did you get the profits from my taps on your seeds? I think I caught all of them! Remember, though, that you won’t see the rewards until you go visit your neighbors or Krustyland and then come back to your Springfield.

  9. Just finished packing up my car for this bank holiday weekend camping trip. 18 Girl Guides and 6 adults, could be quite chaotic and definitely likely to be sleep depriving as well.
    Will be back on Monday evening, not much point in any of my neighbours dropping any seedlings till I’m back because I won’t be able to tap at all. No Internet where I’m going.

  10. Waaarrrgghhh! BUILDING OVERLOAD!
    OK, managed to get Sit and Rotate, just about built, received the Minimum Security Prison, bought landing and building, and the mystery box kicked out Lard Lad (!!!!) for my weekly prize today 😉
    I’m about 850 off the Farmer’s Market, and Springfield is starting to look a little jumbled again.
    I know I shouldn’t complain, as a Freemium today its going to be hard to get the smile off my face 🙂

  11. Had to turn the volume down. Listening to Sideshow Bob “Meet His Raker” got old fast 😛

  12. I am so looking forward to posting about my first ever 99-1 win at the dogs.
    I pick the same dog every time, and he’s had plenty of opportunities to bring that long shot home, but hasn’t yet.
    What’s your strategy on betting at the Downs?

    • Hmmm… sorry Swiss, not a gambling man, can’t help with suggestions…

      • Just curious. When you go to Springfield Downs what do you do then? Do you just ignore it?

      • I only “went” there when I was forced way back when I originally received it as part of the questline.
        It gets ignored in my lil’ Springfield… used it as the foreground for my Santos El Halper blimp 😉

        • Craig (ibuylow2014)

          OK, I have seen a couple of comments on this. So, here are my latest results for the last eleven tries (number is order from top to bottom):
          The number is the dog that won, the asterisk is a correct bet from me. I have found that if I bet on the 1 dog, I can just about break even. By playing 2 or 3 every once and a while, I get good results. I have hit 4 a couple of times. I have seen that four usually comes shortly after a 3, but not every time.

    • I think I’ve only ever bet at Springfield Downs twice (Maybe three times?) in all of the time I’ve been playing this game. I just use it for character tasks.

      • mind = blown

      • Sandra Shill

        Lol, tape! Well, early on, I was too “poor” to risk betting on the horses and later, when I had more money, I didn’t need to bet. The risk/reward ratio never seemed very favorable anyway. I think I played once at the beginning, just to see how it went and then once again maybe a couple of months ago, because I was bored and didn’t care if I lost money on it (which I think I did).

  13. One if my neighbors has Sideshow Bob walking around like he is just another character in the game. Hmmmmm…..

    • I just got him. He is part of Terwilliger family. He interacts with the Minimal Security Prison and the Monsanaro. Be patient, you will get him 🙂

  14. Awesome “Bob hair” Bunny!

    To my neighbors: It might be a good idea to send seeds elsewhere as I’m really busy and don’t have time to tap them all within 4 hours. I haven’t even had time to get in here very often or for very long, and this will continue several days, at least.

    Happy tapping everyone!

  15. Does anyone else sometimes feel guilty keeping Stampy cooped up in the Simpson’s house all the time? About once a week or two he timeslips enough to give him the 12-hour task with Bart overnight, but, with this event and needing to send Bart to eat candy corn (or sit in his those right now), he doesn’t even get that!

    I don’t think I could admit caring about the comfort and feelings of a collection of glowing dots to anyone but you guys! 😉

    • I get solace from the fact that he comes out when my neighbours visit. But I do feel sad that they get to see him more than I do.

    • With the connotations of “fertilising”, I feel more guilty sending other Springfieldians to the Simpson house for tasks, can’t be pleasant at all ;p

  16. I understand EA not including every character into one of their “groups” (e.g. “Dimwits,” “High Rollers,” etc.), but how is MARGE not included in any of them?!?

    • She is in one for females…but they rarely use it. I think it was due to for so long no women in the game hardly any at all. Now with more… and more coming… hopefully that will change.

    • Just as I thought it was odd that Don Vittorio wasn’t included as criminal, I was miffed on behalf of the Investorettes that they weren’t included as entrepreneurs- especially since they just had a quest line with the addition of Helen Lovejoy. C’Mon EA- looking a little sexist here!

    • She’ll get to go rioting – but it’s a bit of a shame that she’s not involved a bit more

  17. Did anyone ever have the ea game theme park? Well I logged on today to find ea is withdrawing it on 12th June. So once 12th June comes people can no longer even open the app! Even tho theme park is getting old now it took flipping ages of tapping to progress through the game. In the same way with Simpsons people could spend their real money to buy rides for their virtual theme park then all of a sudden ea can just shut it down after people have spent loads of money on in game purchases! This is the exact reason I refuse to spend real money on Simpsons because as much as I love the game it will one day shut down as well 😱

  18. I don’t think that Phaedrus is a tapper here (have been trying to keep an eye out but I must admit do not have time to view and read every post 🙁 ) but even though I try to rarely single out neighbourinos, P has excessively and generously over abundantly dropped seeds for me through out act one, and I’ve tried to repay (with so many other more than generous tappers) but with the last day I have received at least 8 I can count so far from my neighbourino I had to shout a massive thanks 😉

    • Your welcome Cube2Dex! 😉 and thank you for being a great neighbor too!
      I do try to be generous with all my neighbors!

      During Act 1, I’ve saved up enough seeds to place 10 mutants in each town everyday, (of course I don’t expect anyone to drop off as many), but unfortunately I’m not seeing nearly half of my neighbors (excluding Cube3Dex) dropping off mutants into my town with at least a minimum of 2-5 mutants a day or some neighbors haven’t placed any at all. Now that we’re in Act 2, again I rarely see anyone hitting me up with mutant seeds. Yes, I do keep track who and how many tappers hits me up daily. I also believe it’s possible that my neighbors may not be rotating their friends list, especially since I’m at the end of their list alphabetically. (W) even possibly some maybe excluding me since my Friend Leaderboard rating is higher by 20% than their rating. Like I said, I did hit everybody up strong during Act 1. Regardless, I still need my neighbors to drop off seeds too.

      With this said, I’ll be dropping off mutants into my neighbors town who hit me up every day.

      Those who’ve been my neighbor a long time, know that I’m a loyal, avid and a serious player who plays 24/7. I do love all my neighbors and I’m not looking to replace anyone! If there are other players who won’t vandalize, stays involved with the events consistantly everyday and has an established creative town…add me! (no messy towns please!)
      Thank you in advance 🙂

      W A C R E S (no spaces)
      Level 51

      • Howdy!
        How in the world could you save so many seeds? I play (ashamed!) all the time and I sure don’t get many seeds In my game. 🙁 Is there a secret to gettings more seedlings? I visit all neigboreenos everyday and share my seedlngs when I get them.
        Thanks for any help from all.
        Happy Tapping Gailyn aka-gpikky

      • Replying to gpikky

        GPIKKY…I should have specified. I’ve earned and saved x amount of donuts to purchase seeds and of course I do earn seeds by playing every hour on the hour. Prior to past events, I would save and spend my bonus donuts frivalously to build up my town and then fall behind on tasks.
        I decided to be more prepared this time.. lol!

  19. I’ve been watching the news for seven hours straight. Watching the city of Baltimore burn 🙁
    This is 45 minutes away from me (i’m right outside DC), I’ve got friends that live there and occasionally visit, but the pictures and live shots all look like war zones right now…
    It’s nice to come here and get a break, but please send a few thoughts up for the people of Baltimore, MD today 🙁

  20. Craig (ibuylow2014)

    We have six hours until Act 2 starts – I just figured out that I will have 2927 spades when Act 2 starts. Again, just missed another chance at triple sprinkle.

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