Addicts Open Thread

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s that time of the week again, time for the Addicts Weekly Open Thread!  So, 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!

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 back and brand new for 2016!  What do you think will happen in tonight’s episode?  The Maggie Act of the Winter Event hit our games yesterday, what are your thoughts on the new stuff?  Excited about the prizes?
How was your weekend? Do anything fun and exciting?
Around the world we all rang in 2016 a couple of days ago, how was your New Year’s Eve?  Do anything fun?  Make any resolutions for 2016?
Sunday Night Football tonight features the Vikings at the Packers.  Something you’ll be checking out?  Did your team play earlier today?  How’d they do?

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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375 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. Just finished first find Maggie,yeah! Figured out don’t tap Maggie ,but the building she is on . Had to spend 300k to get 3 donuts,that’s ok,hope find Maggie mini game continues past event!😀

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  2. I hope this doesn’t sound like a silly question but here goes… Can anyone tell me why on occasion all buildings,houses,etc become active as though a character are on task there when they are not? Must be logical explanation…….. Confused.

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  3. Am I completely misremembering things, or did yoga mat making used to only take 7 minutes? I was looking just now and it said 8 minutes, but I know I always *thought* it was 7 minutes. Anyone know for sure?

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  4. Hi Sandra and all other tappers out there!
    Back pain got to point I couldn’t walk or get out of pain. Doc said go to emergency. They finally got around to giving me injections late, so kept me over. Honestly was in so much pain didn’t think of IPad till I was sitting around waiting. Also somehow got some kind of infection, I swear I need a new body!
    My phone is so full of pics & videos no room for game😥. It took me long time to get smart phone& never played a video game in my life until I game across TSTO, love the Simpsons, came across it in App Store, and another TSTO addict was born. Then I come across this game & addiction worsened😉. I love this site and that we get to communicate with pep all over the world!
    Well off to catch me some bears hopefully, we are having very strange thunder storm usually don’t have them in January. My doggies not amused they scare Hank & no walk tonight!
    Looks like lots of pep are having bad weather across country. How are things up your way?
    Also Lee, saw article on weather channel about some weird pink bottles showing up on England beaches. Are they close to you, and what’s up with that? Was just a short clip on my phone.
    Hope everyone stays safe!

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    • Tracy - 1ltwoody920

      Sorry to hear of your discomfort. Hopefully you are feeling better now.
      ( Perhaps if you made your phone weigh less – try deleting a number of those photos?)

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    • Hope you’re OK and feeling better now …
      The pink bottles were fabric conditioner, just another container falling off a ship in bad weather but not sure where on our coast it came ashore ….I did glance it on the news but didn’t pay attention,

      but anyway forget all that for some proper news,……we’re getting a rescue dog so our home won’t be empty anymore 🐩 🐕
      🙂

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      • Good morning Lee, afternoon for you! So happy to hear you are getting a doggie, especially a rescue so many need homes and I’m sure you are going to provide a loving home. Rescues can be a challenge in beginning especially if abused, but once they know they are safe & loved they make the best. I’ve rescued 4, and everyone was a joy, My Hank is a rescue & he us so loving. Makes me smile & laugh everyday. Enjoy and defiantly most important news posted! 😀🐶

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    • Hi HH . Commiseratons on your back pain , hope it gets better soon
      As Lee says , oink bottles from a container lost off a ship . Washing up on beaches down the coast from me in Cornwall . Thousands so far , at least being bright pink they are finding them easily . Incredible what is dumped/lost at sea and washes up on our Devon and Cornwall beaches .
      Even had a dead Wright’s whale wash up a few years back . Sad to see it but amazed to see one close up and realise how big it was . 🙂

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      • Thanks Phil, yes getting very tired of dealing with my back. Have to say Bunny warned me could be bad for a very long time. Most wise our Bunny is!
        Yeas amazing the rubbish that washes up these days on beaches. Here in Florida we even get large amounts of illegal drugs occasionally.
        Hope all is well with you, Cheers!

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  5. Just wanted to apologise to vtholencik, I accidentally vandalised your town, very sorry 😦

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  6. Hmmmmm…
    Ok, just thinking, now we have regular previous content appearing, if the TSTO-programmers didn’t “switch off” the triggers for previous content, when the dates roll around again does it mean some previous content is reset when stored and then placed in event?

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  7. Hehehe, interesting glitch, just doing some rearranging and stored the Nativity Scene, after placing it back it reset the tasks associated with it!

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    • Yeah – I brought mine out of storage for the holidays and it put the stupid task in my task book. Even storing it again wouldn’t get rid of it and I definitely haven’t been able to spare those characters for 16 hours to re-do the task. I’m just hoping that, once the event is over, the task will go away. I already have one “pemanent” task in my task book, Bobo (since I have no intention of ever doing that stupid Money Mountain thing), but at least he’s kinda cute!

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    • Tracy - 1ltwoody920

      Had the same thing happen to me. Stored it to make room, since it is post-Christmas, and realized it provided a multiplier. I Immediately brought it back out and had four 16 hour tasks required to clear it.

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  8. Brianspaugh, I’m sooooooo sorry vandalized your own,you got it tapping stupid bears. Go ahead vandalize me and do it again for punishment, going off to sit in bad girl’s corner 😥

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  9. What’s up with the fortress still been purple?

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  10. This post is just a test, trying to see if certain html code works on wordpress or not. This is a test.

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    • I don’t think it did, since I don’t see any special formatting or anything… What were you trying to do, if you don’t mind my asking?

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      • on other forums you could do html code to change the color of the text, in some cases to match the background. That way spoilers would be “hidden” for anyone that didn’t want to read them, and the ones that do want to read, could highlight the area to read the hidden text. Wanted to mention something about the new Star Wars movie but was attempting to hide the potential spoilers from those that didn’t want to read them. The second “this is a test” was supposed to be in white, didn’t work as intended.

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        • Yeah – I don’t think WordPress allows for much in the way of HTML formatting in comments…you can do italics (I used to do italics here sometimes, but it’s usually not worth the effort…faster to just use asterisks around the word/phrase to connote that), and I’m assuming bold and underlined as well, but that may be the limit. (If anyone’s successfully done any other kind of formatting in the comments, feel free to correct me!)

          And thanks for being sensitive about Star Wars spoilers…I still haven’t been able to get tickets to that yet (although, to be fair, I’ve been sick most of this week, so I decided to just stay home and finish recovering today….maybe I should take a look for tomorrow, if I’m feeling more rested later today….).

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          • Hope you are feeling better soon. Saw the movie myself the other day, loved it, and have a theory about episode 8 and 9 when they happen. Want to share it, but by doing so, would potentially reveal a couple characters that others may or may not know exist. So its not really spoiling the movie, but characters in the movie, not as bad, but meh lol.

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          • I got into a discussion with one of my best friends about the appropriate length of time to drop spoilers. He says a week. Not for this movie. At least a month. My boyfriend still hasn’t seen it. I’ve only seen it once and I think it’s leaving the theater in my neighborhood this week.

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  11. I’m just LOVING the animation for the “Make Homer go on a job” task in The End of the Beginning, Part 15! I actually zoomed in and watched him go through it for about 5 solid minutes. I don’t think there’s a real cycle to it….I think it’s randomly generated as it goes. Don’t think I’ve ever seen the developers do anything like that in the game before…

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    • Hey Sandra, thanks for adding me as a neighbor. Wasn’t expecting you to have room this soon, but I’m not complaining 😀 Love your town but made me realize I really suck at “where’s waldo” type games. Only found 4 Lisa Snowmen in your town, and I’m sure there’s many more than that.

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      • LOL – Yeah – there are 26 of them! (There were 27, but I think I stored one when I was taking down my holiday stuff and stored the New Year’s Eve ball, which I had snow Lisa, Marge, Maggie, and Grandpa looking at.) Maybe each time you pop by you’ll spot another one…I’ll probably leave them there as long as the snow sticks around.

        I was pleasantly surprised that I could add you so soon too (and I may have been a teeny bit unfair to the person I dropped), but, when I saw a neighbor hadn’t played in 5 days, I decided to drop him to make room for you. If the other neighbor had been someone that I “knew” from this site, I probably would have given him a bit more time, but he wasn’t, and I generally prefer to have “friends” from here as neighbors over strangers.

        So, welcome to my Springfield…it’s not the most creative one out there by a long shot, but I like to think it’s not a bad little town and your compliment was very much appreciated! 🙂

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        • Well I was way off then. Unless I still have a shot and my “guess” is that there is 26 of them, was 27 at one point in time 😀 What do I win? lol Kinda feel bad myself for the one that got dropped for being inactive 5 days, but yay me 😀 As you probably noticed on here, I’m active pretty much daily, although may not be a diligent tapper of neighbor towns. When I do tap I make sure not to vandalize, but based on one of your past comments, its not the end of the world if a slip happens. Same kinda goes for me now that we have the wailing walls helping with stats, but if I see someone tagging 3 times in a visit, that’s no accident lol. As mentioned before, definitely would prefer to have friends from here rather than a random that I have no “connection” with, if that makes sense.

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          • Yeah – I don’t care at all if I get vandalized (and I don’t promise not to vandalize if there’s absoutely nothing else to tap in a town when I get there).

            As for visiting, I do expect my neighbors to visit at least a few times a week (I used to expect daily, but I don’t anymore….I’m finding that, these days, I can’t always get to everyone every day myself, so it obviously wouldn’t be fair to expect that of others. I probably would come closer to visiting everyone every day if it weren’t for that damned time slip….). But I’d say that if you tap my town at least, say, three times a week, that’s fine. (Although, to be truthful, I rarely track people to see if they’re visiting….so far, I’ve only done that once, and I gave folks well over a week of no visits before there were “consequences.”)

            I’m also MUCH more lenient with the “regulars” here….the only time I’ve ever dropped a regular was when they said they were leaving the game for good or for a really long, indefinite time (in the latter case, the agreement was that I’d add her back in as soon as she got back).

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          • Duely noted, will definitely visit at least 3 times a week if not more 😀

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  12. OK Alissa, I’ve sent you some mail. On your spare time if you can either mail me back or message me your thoughts on such mail. It would help me sleep better… When you have the time. 🙂

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  13. Hey fellow tappers!

    ****

    P.s this Maggie event is awesome!! Can’t wait to see what updates we get this year!!

    Happy tapping!!

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  14. @adub214. So sorry for vandalizing your town hall today. Was trying to tap those darn bears and accidentally hit your building. Feel free to return the favor to make things even. I do make every effort not to vandalize.

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  15. I have a question…. I been lazy, still havent earned my first set of doughnuts from the Rail yard yet…. After I earn the first 5 will I be able to earn more after or is it just the first five?

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  16. I did a few neighbour visits this morning and noticed that I had the same number of pacifiers as a couple of neighbours (to within 10-20)

    That prompted me to check Bunny’s (Sandra’s) calendar, and the rest of my neighbours, and most people are right on target, some people a few days ahead and some a few behind …but where is everyone going to place their Wall-e-weasel restaurant in a couple of days?
    made a space yet?

    On the main quest I will have collected the robot pieces in two and a half hours (from time of posting) and will be sending Homer to Krustyland, …..wow a task in Krustyland ….I know …..so not too long till the find Maggie game ….
    How does everyone else feel they are doing ?

    🐻 🎈 🍩 🙂

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  17. Hey Everbody! Sorry to neighbors & friends not in my town tonight or tapping towns, hopefully all will be well tomorrow. My most loved soul mate (bff for 30 years) lives in Northern California & they are having earthquakes like crazy she lives where it’s difficult to get emergency signals so all my devices are set on alert as believe it or not I get them first in FL. Her kids are a little south (my god children) on alert also but not as high as her. Please everyone send good thoughts to Noerthern Ca she is there alone. She also plays our Lil game & reads site she actually turned me on to this site, just is so busy doesn’t post, counts on me for updates. CA is my home! The whole state is getting hit hard, to all Californians my prayers are with you, stay safe!

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    • Hope everyone is safe there,
      They’re not mentioning that on English news…..all about Paris,
      It’s the anniversary of Charlie Hebdo attack,
      (Where did that year go ??)

      🐻 🎈 🙂

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      • Thank you, Lee, they are all safe! Let’s hope these fairly small quakes relief some pressure. They are also gettin tons of rain so mudslides. She is an environmental,safety engineer/manager of huge lumber mill, which means she is out in forests and meetings, so she can’t leave & go to a safe place. She has emergency kit & in big 4 wheel drive truck. All I can di is try to stay in touch and pray she stays safe.
        Yes, where did the year go? I’m hoping for a better one in 2016! Means a lot that you send kind words, want you to know how much it helps me!

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    • Yikes – I hadn’t heard anything about that! (Surprised, too, since I usually get a CNN Breaking News email about signficant events like that….) I have a LOT of family in the Bay area…don’t know if that’s what you’re talking about or farther north than that. I’m gonna go check the news right now!!

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    • Okay…I’m confused…no mention of any kind of significant earthquakes in CA right now on either the TV news (noon news show just started) or online (CNN.com, Google news, etc.).

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      • Hi Sandra, guess quakes weren’t big enough to make news, but you would think the fact that over 100 quakes would make news! She is about 6 hours North of Bay Area. Her kids are still in the Bay Area (small world that we know peps that live so close). Biggest quake was right by her 4.5.
        Kind of a shame that news is all about pep dying these days. I remember when every quake in CA hit news. What worried me was there were so many along with mud slides. I could find lots of info on Internet & was getting updates faster then her, although she lives in mountains so hard to get signal sometimes!
        Hope all is well with you!
        I’m off to hunt bears! Lol

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        • Funnily enough, a short while after I posted that, I did hear an item on the news about some 4.2(?) earthquakes in California, but they were in Southern California, not Northern California. Not sure they would report one but not the other….

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          • Tracy - 1ltwoody920

            Sandra, I live east of the tunnel in the East Bay, and we’ve felt a few minor, very minor (did we feel something?), bumps. But nothing major. The South Bay mountains, north bay mountains have had been hit hard with heavy rain. Low lying areas have rising water. The rest of us have had 1/2″ of rain then a respite. And 1/2″ rain and a respite. Most of us are doing well.
            Hope this helps

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          • Yes, thanks! My family is mostly in Oakland and SF.

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          • HandsomeHank8

            Sorry foe delay spent last night at hospital, darn back. But on national news yesterday they reported 26 small EQs in Oklahoma! Why no report on Northern Ca when they report smaller ones in OK, guess they are more common in CA& most Californians take them in stride if no damage. That night she said I have early meeting so going to bed call me if there are anymore that are stronger lol. My being a misplaced native Californian know we are a tough breed. Now that I’ve been in Fl I’m say about our thunder storms (dogs aren’t) and hurricanes, I actually like watching both they can be awesome looking! I did tell you lots of Northern Californians are a lil strange, I admit it!😎
            P.S definition of TSTO addict,in hospital & all I could think about is I’m missing hunting bears? Gotta get back home so I can get in my game!

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          • You mean your hospital didn’t have wi-fi?? How barbaric! 😉

            Seriously, though….how did your back land you in the hospital? Was it just a too-much-pain; need-more-serious-drugs thing? Or were you frozen into an awkward position? Just curious….(and, of course, really, really sorry to hear that you were in such bad shape 😦 ).

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          • I think the reason that they’re covering the ones in Oklahoma is because they’re man made earthquakes.
            I hear you about the hospital. I was lucky that I had my phone on me when I had my stroke so I could play from the hospital. Hard to tap with just my left hand though.

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  18. Hi tappers! Question for you: I still have the Metal, Glass & Plastic Depots. Should I store them? Do they earn cash and XP? If they don’t I’d like to get rid of them as I always get the tin can icon in the top left corner when I’m assigning jobs.
    Thanks!

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    • Do you have the Rail Yard? If not, then you can go ahead and store the recycling centers without losing anything. If you do have the Rail Yard, then you can continue to earn 5 donuts a week by fulfilling all of the Raily Yard tasks for the week, which requires using the recyling centers.

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      • Yup, y’all go ahead store them recycling centers now, and just in case you’re NOT in the U.S.A. Dianna, …you may store your recycling centres if you don’t have the railyard
        ♻ ♻ ♻ 🐻 🎈 🍩 🙂

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  19. Been meaning to share this one for a while…just love it when things work out just right, without even trying!

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  20. Does anyone know what this building is and where it came from (in the game, not the show)?

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