Addicts Questions Corner: Act 3 – “Maggie” Event

Hey there yah bunch of Babies!! πŸ˜›

Bouncing by to go over some of the repetitive Questions we keep seeing in the comments. Figured it would be easiest to just drop them all here in one spot.

Take a look see below and see if YOUR Question is answered.

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Alissa already did a really good job on the Should I Buy for this Premium Item, but there still seems to be questions on it.

For now, with all the info we CAN confirm, it does absolutely nothing what so ever. NOTHING.

As for what it “might” do in the future, well I “might” win that gigantic Lottery going around right now and be a millionaire. Lol. Short story long, if you so choose to purchase this item, you do so at YOUR own risk. There is absolutely no guarantee the Bear will do anything other than what it is doing right now. πŸ™‚

If YOU want to take the risk that something “might” happen, that is definitely your choice.




For those of you just joining us in the TSTO game, you now get to see lil Maggie as her very own Character. For those of us that are seasoned Players of the game, the ONLY way we ever got to see Maggie in the past was Marge’s Task to walk her. Now that Task has been changed and it is a joint Task requiring them both to be free.

Enter the issue. Many of you now are confused as to why this isn’t working during a random Questline, A Mothers Work . Well if you look up at the previous info you may understand why. The game is looking for use of an older Task (without Maggie) and so it is having issues trying to put her back in Mommy’s arms for a Task that originally she was not in the game to be placed there. She was only an animation for the Task.

Directional Arrows Movement Menu

The way around this? WellΒ the Basic of all, store the Character involved. In this case it is Maggie herself. How to do this? The same way you store anything in the game. The “press and hold until it becomes highlighted” option OR Tap on the “Movement Menu” Icon in the lower right of your screen, go find Maggie and tap on her, then select the option to store her in Inventory (cardboard box icon). Then send Marge on the “Walk Maggie Task”. Then return Maggie from Inventory back to the game.

Store Maggie

If that does not work, all we can do is wait til EA patches it. Here is a link to an EA Forum Post already started on it. Keep in mind though, this is an optional Task so it is not really critical.



Maggie floating with Balloon

Seeing many ask if Maggie needs to be free in order to Play the “Where’s Maggie” Game.

As with all Characters, yes… she must be free in order to perform any Task. If she is not, you can’t make her do two tasks at a time so you will have to wait until she is done with what she is doing. The game will even tell you she is busy when you tap on the Playdough Factory to star the game and give you the option to “GO TO” her where she is currently on that task.

Maggie is Busy



Maggie on Building

Still seeing a lot report on this “issue”. I gave some suggestions in my “Where’s Maggie” Game post already, but I will place them here again with a bit extra.

Now it may be due to how close the Buildings are in my game… but I had to literally tap all around her, on her, and on the Building in order for it to recognize I found her.

If you find yourself having a hard time, zoom in as close as you can to see her and just tap everywhere around her and on her within the screen.

Here are a few additional suggestions. Isolate the Buildings she goes to. I found that anytime during any tap in the history of the game, the game is temperamental when objects are close together. You want to tap on a Building, but tap a Tree instead. Or like now, in a Neighbor you want to tap a Bear but tap a Building instead. So move those Buildings away from a lot of other surrounding items if possible. Otherwise, contact EA.

I created a Forum Post here. Feel free to light it up too.




For those of you just joining us, there is something very specific that happens every Event. And I really mean EVERY SINGLE EVENT. That is a MAX on the amount of Event Currency you can earn from visiting your Neighbors. There is always a cap, and it is always ever changing.

For right now, in Act 3, here is the CURRENT MAX for getting Pacifiers from your Neighbors towns.

Now if you “Oops” and tap on a Building instead of a Bear, that will still count as a Neighbor Action so you will lose that Pacifier collection. The MAX is coded to the amount of taps, not the payouts. Make sure you zoom in and try to tap a Bear with nothing around it.

Baby Bear

ico_xmas2015_soother_lg+3 Pacifiers First 9 Actions (if you tap a Bear)
ico_xmas2015_soother_lg+1 Pacifiers for the Next 41 Actions (if you tap a Bear)
This gives you a Grand Total of ONLY 50 Daily Neighbor Actions per 24hrs. Roughly a chance at 68 ico_xmas2015_soother_lgPacifiers Daily from Neighbors.

If you are NOT seeing Pacifiers pop up when you tap the Bears, then you need to wait for your Neighbor Visits to reset. That is determined by the first place YOU tap on every 24hrs.




During the Main Questline of Act 3, you will get the chance to collect Robot Parts and build R.O.S.A.Β The End of the Beginning Pt. 16.

As many of you noticed, she seems to be showing up in Town Hall as a “Character” but with no tasks listed. All we can assume at this time as that she may come into play a bit later in the Event or possibly after. Until then, don’t stress it. Just have fun andΒ keep playing.



We do get that you may venture elsewhere and to other sites seeking information for TSTO. Just keep in mind that we have a specific method and standard here on our site, so you may not see items here at all… yet.

Our site Guideline is this… NO SPOILERS!! This means we will NOT release information just because it is in the files onto our site. This is mainly due to time after time EA can, has, and WILL change their minds. Just because it is in the coding does not mean it will actually hit the game… or hit the game when dated too… or in the form it shows in the coding.

We deal ONLY with what we can verify and see in our games. Live in the game means it is verified, so if you do not see an item mentioned as “released” it is a very good guess that that particular item is not live in the game.

(Now there are very rare times we may cover details IF we feel the Players need this information, but again… we are very cautious on this as it is not verified or released and will note that on the post with the information and several warnings it is a Spoiler.)Β 

Again, patience. When/IF the item goes live… there is a good chance we will have a post up shortly about it and all the details. πŸ™‚



Nope. Never. Not in a million trillion kajillion years. Sheesh, what do you think this is? A helpful site with lots of posts about TSTO? Pssh. πŸ˜›


If there is an item released in the game, I am sure you will EVENTUALLY see some kind of post on it… if it is not already on the site. We have a specific way of doing things, that and we have lives… shocking I know… so we are not gonna cram 40 posts down your throats in one day. Just wait, I am sure the post will come.

If you are really THAT impatient, ask your fellow Players their thoughts, opinions, etc in the Addicts Open Threads.


There you have it. Some of the MAIN Questions we are seeing repeated lately. The majority of the rest, they are already in posts on the site. Just use our AWESOME Search features on the site and use Key words to find the info you are seeking. When in doubt, ask. πŸ™‚

Did this cover your questions? Got the answers you needed? Got a lovely bunch of coconuts? Going nuts? Let us know.


214 responses to “Addicts Questions Corner: Act 3 – “Maggie” Event

  1. how many times can you play “where’s maggie”? i completed once for 3 donuts and now it wants me to pay 2 donuts to play again is this normal? thank you guys for everything you do best tsto site ever


    • This has always been the case. It is the same game as the bonus round when finishing a level for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th,… time only you have to pay 150 k in gamcash instead of 100k.


    • Sounds like your 16-hour timer hasn’t quite reset yet. When it does, you’ll have another chance to find Maggie again for free (and, do that three more times and you’ll have another opportunity to earn donuts again). It’s always free to play Where’s Maggie, once the timer resets each time. And, hopefully, this will stick around after the event ends (but I guess we won’t know for sure until it does).


  2. I was getting bears in my “other Springfield”, but now all of a sudden, no bears to tap, in fact nothing to tap. Am I missing something?

    BTW, a big thanks for all that you guys do!


  3. Tapping the door of the building Maggie is hiding on seems to release her – probably why house farms are proving a problem.


  4. Question, today 1/14/16 when I go to vist my neighbors there are no bears to tap at all. All my neighbors are open for tapping. Is this a glitch?


  5. Today 1/14/16–as always the rules change more than they stay the same–tapping friends’ bears is working differently. I think it’s a great improvement. If it says “Tap Bears 3/3” there will be bears and no building taps to worry about. If it says “Daily Actions 3/3” there will be no bears, just buildings (and leprechauns, occasional outlaw Sideshow Bob etc.) The point is to read the header first.

    I have yet to be able to tap Maggie in my house farm at all. 😦 Not once. Find her fast but can’t do anything about it…I’ll keep trying.

    I can accept a few more friend requests…GuitarPilot


  6. This tapping Maggie thing it does not work, i have found her every time bar one, and i tap tap tap, on, around, up and down, near and far, but it never ever registers as a found, and i am now getting totally fed up with it, what’s the point of doing a task if you cant ever get it……

    Also, loads of my neighbours show that they are doing the bears, but when i go to find them, there is never any there, i will manage to do the full four tasks so not a real issue, but it is another thing that makes me feel like dumping the game – again.


  7. Well this is unrelated but not. Latest update has lost bears from my numerous ghost town neighbors (inactive for six months). Curiously, there were bears there, before.

    And I tapped like crazy and still didn’t get credit for finding Maggie. Poo. But she was hiding in my blue house mine. Previous two times also buy I didn’t find her those times.



    • I think house farms make it *extra* hard to make sure you’re tapping the base of the right building (which seems to be the most reliable way to get it to accept your tap). Thankfully, I have no house farms and can play on a tablet, so I’ve successfully tapped Maggie every time so far (kineahora). πŸ™‚


      • so far, every time except the very first time, maggie has been on one of the blue houses in my house farm, and i’ve had no issues tapping the house she is on. so i dunno what the deal is with all these people having issues tapping her….


    • Um. Apparently you can type in anything for a name, so long as you have a valid email the site knows?

      As in last one of mine I thought didn’t go through last night did, but the /me/ has a typo.


  8. Hey Everybody, happy hump day!
    Anyone know what happened to be able to tap on buildings and the handshakes? Think it went away with today’s update, but wouldn’t bet on that,
    I tap on buildings after I get run out of binky’s from bears, now I can’t do that, plus been to several towns and no bears.
    Sorry if you already answered this, I looked around first & couldn’t find answer.


  9. I am not seeing any bears in either other springfield or my neighbours springfields? This only started today and until now I have been able to tap bears in all my neighbours towns.


  10. Sorry to bother u, but I have forgotten how to get ahold of EA and I know that in the past u have given us the link. Would u please do it one more time? Otherwise, I just keep going in circles. Thank you in advance. I had purchased the babysitter and now it is being offered again for me to purchase it. I no longer have it in my town.


  11. i understand the pacifier capping per day, my issue is that all of my neighbors have no bears at all. the ones doing the event, the ones not doing the event, even the “other springfield”. no bears besides my towns bears. were these bears an endangered species? O_O. im so close to baby gerald. help!


    • That sounds like something else is going on. Players I know that are not playing right now still show Bears for me.

      Have you waited a few minutes to see if the spawn is slow for your device? Waited by a patch of sidewalk?


    • My “other springfield” doesn’t have any bears either! My other neighbors all had bears so I visited them and then returned to “other springfield” when I was done and still nothing. I waited a while on an area with roads and not a bear in sight!


  12. I noticed a small update to the game this morning… No problem tapping on Maggie (though admittedly I tapped on the building first). Also, visiting friends’ Springfields now only lets you tap on their bears, not on buildings! No more accidental vandalizing, yay. πŸ™‚ Though I didn’t see any bears in Other Springfield. Anyone else have this bug?


    • YES! I’m glad it’s not just me! πŸ˜€ I’m grateful they made it easier to tap Maggie and to not accidentally tap buildings when I don’t want to. I guess I’ll be ok without other Springfield but I feel sorry for newer players with less neighbors.


  13. The tap beneath the building trick doesn’t work for me. I found Maggie in ten seconds and then I spent a minute trying to tap her. It’s very annoying


  14. Having problems with the find Maggie game. I have tried everything and nothing seems to work when I tape on her. So the timer runs out. I hope the problem gets fixed it doesn’t then the find Maggie game is not worth playing.


    • I’m getting the same problem, though not every time.


    • I’ve had best luck when tapping the base of the building she’s on. (If she’s on Lard Lad, you have to tap the base of the restaurant itself, not Lard Lad’s feet.)

      I think the people who are going to have the hardest time tapping the base of the building are the folks who have house farms…if she’s on the roof of a building in the middle of a house farm, I would think managing to tap the base of that particular house is gonna be tough. Yet another reason I’m happy that I never went in for house farming!

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  15. Just experienced: tapping bears in friends towns can randomly earn donuts (like clearing up debris).


  16. Let him sleep πŸŒ²πŸŒ²πŸ»πŸŒ²πŸŒ²πŸ°πŸ‘§πŸ™‹πŸŒ²πŸŒ²

    Don’t people know you don’t poke a bear with a stick, that would be like poking A Bunny or a Wookiee or a Mama Bear. It just doesn’t happen and you don’t spit in the wind or tug on Superman’s cape.
    I have left some donuts out in front of the cave when he wakes up.
    There’s two things a bear wants to do when he wakes up, one is eating and I’ll let you figure out what the other one is.

    See ya bye . Shine on you Crazy Diamond . πŸ‘½

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  17. I just want to give a big thank you to all of you who run this site! I come here almost daily just to read your new posts and comments. Y’all are always on top of any changes almost immediately! Seriously this site is a perfect compliment to the game. You guys are awesome! Thanks again.

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  18. did we have to be a certain level for Maggie .havent got her on the game…it says the task to collect pacifiers but bears haven’t been on there since the first there anything can fix this?


  19. Thanks for this thread and the link to the EA topic. I only got to play the where’s Maggie game starting yesterday. I didn’t fund her then since I play with the sound off. So today I turned the sound on, and found her in about 30 seconds. Then I spent the rest of the time frantically tapping on her to no avail.


  20. As long & tedious/monotonous as the Halloween event was, at least the event worked. This “Find Maggie” is a pile of “Empty headed animal food trough wiper. I fart in your general direction. your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries”

    After finally unlocking “Find Maggie (annoyance)” I’ve played it twice, found her with 47seconds or more to click her. But no, zoomed in zoomed out, on her and around her in a circle pattern continuous surface area covered with millions of taps, all to no avail.
    Trust me, one finger, 100’s of taps inside of 47seconds all the way from her to outer full screen, with 2 laps done.

    Honestly I’d rather bring back a SHRUBERRY!!!
    Disappointing event. Rant over.

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  21. Firstly this is an awesome website, thanks for all the updates and support! I’ve completed the Maggie questline and found my first Maggie today (tapping the base of the building rather than Maggie worked!). But my game is starting to do something odd…it seems to be generating random past quests and I’m not sure if this is part of a new quest! So far I’ve had to send Rev. Lovejoy back to the prison to support inmates , then Bart back to Android’s dungeon under the old quest ‘worst.customer.ever’ and now Wiggum back to Church under the “Going to See the Other Chief’ quest . Is this part of a new quest I’ve missed or is my game in a spin???


    • If there’s no dialogue with it, and it doesn’t say pt. ___ it’s just a random quest that pops up. They pop up from time to time as you progress in the game to keep you busy in the game.


      • I seriously wish they’d stop doing this. I LOVE clearing my task bar (well, except SH and Bobo, which I’m almost done with), and to have a stupid quest keep popping up really messes with my sense of accomplishment…

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        • Yes! Agree completely. Before, when you needed the character free to start a new quest you could at least temporarily clear the task bar (assuming everyone was busy), but now that the quests (random, or part of a questline) continue even if they’re busy there’s no way it’ll ever be empty.

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        • Same here. First time I FINALLY got caught up with all back-logged quests (Looking at you, Krusty-est Place on Earth!) I thought “heck yes, I finally made it!!” and looked forward to a nice, clean, EMPTY quest log.

          Imagine my disappointment…

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        • I’ve had a task in the book for Quimby to give a speech for about six months. I just keep it there and no other random tasks pop up. It’s good because I like to keep him in the stonecutter robes earning that stonecutter money. While it would be nice to fully empty the task book, I like to set my own task schedule.


          • I have two random tasks, one for Groundskeeper Willie, and one for Principle Skinner. I’m also ignoring them and I keep them in their Stoncutter skins too, except when they’re busy in the heights.


  22. Bunny, happy to see you back here today, hope you are feeling a little better. Although, you are here and guessing not at your other job, so must still not feeling great! Take care of yourself!
    Thanks for all your hard work.


  23. I wish I had found this game and this site when both first came out. When I finally started playing I became lost in a Christmas event and gave up on the game. After almost a year of not playing my daughter had me start it up again and I’ve been playing catch up. This site has been a HUGE reason why I’ve finally learnt how to plan things properly and I’m now a happy player (Thank You so much!) If only there was a time when old content would come back for those of us who didn’t have our “tapping” together.


  24. Yay – just got my first round of Maggie bonuts this morning (picked 3 on the first try, too)! πŸ™‚

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  25. What I’ve found to work when doing Where’s Maggie is not tapping on her, but rather on the base of the building she’s sitting on. But I’ve been lucky enough not to have her sitting on top of a building behind another one, yet, so I don’t know if it’d work then.


  26. Hello i don’t know if im the only one with this problem but my game wouldn’t work yesterday so i unistalled it. Now i cant reinstall it because it says that my device is not compatible with this version does anyone know why?


  27. I just unlocked the mini game after work tonight and dealt with the Maggie bug. It was no surprise that I turn to you all for comfort in my time of need and immediately find this post. I’m grateful I’m not alone in my misery. Hopefully with enough of us in the forums blowing them up, EA will fix it in a timely manner. (Maybe within the next 16 hours? πŸ˜‰) Thank you for always being there when I really need you. πŸ˜˜πŸ’‹πŸ’•πŸ’–


  28. Sadly, this did not answer the question that’s been on my mind all day, which is, “What are Ling’s visual tasks and how long are they?”
    That’s alright, though, as I’m sure there will be a whole post about her. Perhaps tomorrow? (A girl can dream.)


  29. Wow, I just got Gerald, he’s brawling with Maggie, and I’m laughing my head off.

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  30. I can’t resist … I just got back from Hawai’i a couple months ago and at that time I did in fact have a lovely bunch of coconuts! πŸ˜†


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