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 all new tonight, what will happen in the new episode?  Do you plan on checking it out?

The Casino Event ended this past week, and the fire station update came blazing in!  What are your thoughts on the update?  How are you doing earning prizes?

NCAA Men’s Championship is set, and the Women play tonight.  Did your team make it?  Enjoying the March Madness (even though it’s April)?

Baseball is back baby!  Opening Day(s)…how do you think your team will fare this year?  #worldseriesorbust

How was your weekend? Do anything fun and exciting?

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!



1,203 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. Eight two banana
    Mmmm, wall licorice



  2. I’m hoping that this week’s Open Thread brings a new edition of ‘Tapebelt’s Query of the Week’…

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  3. Hello! I have a bunch of totally unrelated things I’d love to get your opinions on, fellow tappers. What do you say?
    1) How do you all feel about the tasks tor Springfield Heights, The World’s Largest Redwood, and Burns’ Money Mountain? I’m not particularly interested in completing them (either the money or – worse for me – the repeat tapping and use of characters on tasks I don’t want), but I HATE having icons in my task bar that just sit there. How about you all? Have you done them/are you working on them? Leaving them there? Is anyone else super irritated by them?
    2) Any guesses on when the teased desert event might start? I’m hoarding donuts and I soooo want to spend them, but I’m tempted to wait to see if there is another special rebate deal… Worth waiting? What are you all doing, if anything?
    3) Should I be using my IGA/Origin ID to comment? I’ve just been using my initial, but it seems like people know eachother and know who their Neighboreenos are, so maybe I’m missing out?
    4) I have an iTunes gift card just waiting for some good ol’ Donut purchasing. It’s been over a year since Gil’s done a Donut Deal, right? Not worth waiting for at this point?
    5) I’ve always wanted to grow corn, but now that Daily Challenges are in play… Seems like I’ll just end up canceling it eventually for donuts, because… Donuts. How many of you have made it to the 90 days? I managed it with Brandine, but… Donuts.
    6) I wanted to “like” some helpful comments, but it said I needed a WordPress ID to do so? I have a blog, but I prefer to keep it separate from stuff like this. Have you all made WordPress accounts just to like things? Am I missing some obvious other way? It would be neat to sign in with Origin somehow so my name and avatar would show up. 🙂
    AND finally,
    7) How long do you typically wait before cancelling friend requests? After finding out that they count as part of your total friend limit, I’m thinking maybe I should clear some out. But I want to give people a chance – what if they just haven’t seen them? There was one person in particular whose username amused me – Chewbacon123, I think? – that I’ve been holding out for just in case, as seeing it would be a daily giggle for me, heh.

    Sorry about the barrage of questions! I’ve been playing a while but only relatively recently got more serious about it, and then only found this lovely site in last few months, so now I want to know eeeeeeeeverything.


    • Hi! Here are my thoughts on your questions…

      1) I like doing Springfield Heights stuff when I have nothing else more pressing to do in the game (usually in the few days between when I finish my rail yard tasks for the week and when they start up again). I made it to billionaire status a few weeks ago, when I wanted to get Paris to help with the casino event. I’m also working on the redwood at a leisurely pace. However, I have no intention of doing Money Mountain, because it’s ugly. I’d do it to get the skin for Bruns (it’s a cool one), if I could store Money Mountain once I reached it, but, when I found out that storing the mountain took away the skin, I decided to forget it altogether. Plus, the BoBo icon is kinda sweet, so I don’t mind having it permenantly in my task book.

      2) I try to make sure I have some donuts available for limited-time, event-related items. However, due to some “free” iTunes money I earned through QuickThoughts and EA’s recent generosity with free donuts, I had enough to buy a couple of non-limited-time things and still have some leftover if the next event or a Gil’s Deal offers something I really want.

      3) I use my Origin ID here and, yes, it’s lots of fun having neighbors that you actually “know” from here. My WordPress account is pretty much just for use here, so it’s not a proble for me.

      4) I was waiting for that Gil’s donut deal for a long time, but, when I got the free iTunes credit, I went ahead and used it. But I have some Amazon credit that I’m holding on to in case there is a Gil’s donut deal at some point. (BTW, if you have a Kindle, ALWAYS buy your donuts through that…HUGE discounts for doing it that way, even if you mostly play on a different device.)

      5) I grew corn once – that was enough. It’s actually a really bad return on investment, so I’m not really tempted to do it again. (Plus, I wouldn’t want to tie up the farm that long now that we have these daily tasks…I earned some donuts for growing Silvertongue just the other day.)

      6) See 3.

      7) I don’t think that incoming friend requests count (or at least they didn’t used to…I’ve had a lot of pending requests for a really long time and I’ve been able to successfully accept them when I’ve had an open space (until just now…seems like something’s going on there, so either they’ve changed the rules or there’s a glitch). However, I can’t *send* friend requests while I have these pending requests, so they do count in that way.

      As to your actual question, there was a whole comment thread about that recently, so you might want to scroll down and check that out (not 100% sure which post it was in, but I’m guessing it was this one).

      Does that help? 🙂


      • Iwasayingboourns

        Thanks so much! It definitely helps a lot. I know detailed reaponses like this take a while to write out, so I appreciate your taking the time! Very good info all around. And thank you SO MUCH for reminding me about QuickThoughts. I’ve had the app for a while but was ignoring it, but since you mentioned it, I went back, and now I’m up to about $6.50. Exciting! I hope I keep qualifying for surveys. 🙂

        I do wish I had access to a Kindle Fire… I have a Paperwhite, which I’m pretty sure is just an e-reader and can’t get apps. 😦 Everyone says it’s the way to go. And my best friend JUST had his stolen (horrible robbery incident including his passport, so sad), or I would co-opt his. Oh well.

        I thought I remembered a thread about the friends thing, but I read pages and pages and never found it. For whatevee reason, the search bar on TSTO addicts never works well for me (even just in finding posts), so I gave up. 😦 Thanks for being indulgent and answering anyway. 😀

        I’m going to make a new wordpress account, and if using it to comment doesn’t automatically log my device out of my blog one, I’ll go for it. Fingers crossed!

        Thanks again for all the info!


    • Hi Z! Great Questions! Soooooo……

      1. I can’t stand Springfield Heights I wish they’d just do away with it, I’d much rather the extra space instead of the items I’m not allowed to store from it. They should have just never done that IMHO or at least kept the same currency. I love money mountain and love LOVE worlds largest redwood. Easy way to get skins for free and I love the Redwood full-grown. I would have paid donuts for it and the skin.
      2. Not sure when next event is & I also have a lot of donuts to be spent. Normally I buy them by the boatload every few months, if your premium & can swing it, it saves money and you get way more donuts. If you have kindle you can get a boatload for $80 (using Amazon coins) with tax and an extra $15 back to buy more donuts, so back in coins, not cash. Make sure if you do this to get GENUINE Amazon coins. I’ve only done this once I normally go through TSTO and pay full price.
      3. I have the SAME question I’ve been wanting to post! Mine is really close ladybug0204. I think I’ll change mine now that you mention this. So everyone, that’s my new screen name soon.
      4. Yeah … I gave up on that a long time ago, it’s been WAY TOO LONG! I’ll jump on that deal as soon as it comes up! Hopefully sometime soon!
      5. Never made it, maybe I should try I do have witch marge in use constantly speeding up crops. Probably won’t though, never appealed to me.
      6. Create a WordPress just for this account to be used solely for this blog, if you use it a lot that is. I will say this is the only blog I comment on frequently. But I have 2 WordPress accounts bc I forgot the password to one so I know it can be done & problem solved.
      7. I don’t even know it’s been a while since I’ve had that happen… Not too long, I need to add like 50 more friends right now probably more. I had to delete so many and still need to do more but I feel bad.


      • Thanks for the inspiration 😉


      • iwasayingboourns

        Hi! Thanks so much for all your answers! I was originally bummed that I posted this basically right before the new Addicts Open Thread, because I was thinking at least some of them would be more like polls only no one would see them, but between your and sandrashills super thoughtful responses, I feel I definitely got my money’s worth. 🙂

        So yeah, TOTALLY with you on heights. My issue with the other two is jist how expensive they get towards the end. I’m relatively new to being a serious TSTO player, so I don’t even have all the land unlocked, and only have one aspirational building (wish they had kept them in a separate category, by the way; I hate scrolling a bunch to fund things). I have a little over three million saved up, and have been using it gradually mostly to open space up for event stuff. I keep worrying that if I spend it something will come up and I’ll be out! Doesn’t help that I am obsessed with visual tasks and frequently squander opportunities to make more by just picking the tasks I want to see. 🙂

        You guys make me want a Kindle Fire SO BADLY just for this game, heh. I don’t even know what Amazon Coins are, but it sounds great. *sighs*

        I’m going to start using my Origin ID, too! Starting with the replies to this post. 🙂

        Thank you so much again for your responses!

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        • Well I don’t have all the land unlocked either! A good bit is unlocked, but I’m not done yet. I’m glad bc I fear the day that happens! I would hate to have to start storing things I love in my town to make room, I keep getting lucky and they add more land before it happens. I’m level 59+ & right now I have 6.5 million but I normally have about 4-5 million. I’ve been playing since 2014. I also only have 1 aspirational unlocked, the escalator to nowhere. I don’t really care for the other ones except the fortress of chocolatude (sp?) & I will get it when I can! Eventually. I also like the worlds largest zirconia. Yet, not enough money. I always try to keep 4-5 million too for level updates limited time freemium decorations & to buy land for events. So you’re not alone with that! I don’t know how I don’t have more money actually, I guess decorating? Long tasks? I had to just set all my players, I have well over 100, on 1 hour tasks during my time upgrading the money mountain and the tree & Lisa and it seemed to keep me even, because I too like the visual tasks and miss out on a lot of money playing them over and over since they’re normally long hrs. I finished Lisa and the Tree & I’ve been continuing putting everyone on 1 hour tasks (on days I have the time) over and over & my currency has increased very quickly.


          • No joke, right after I wrote that out I went to go add you to my friends list and saw you had already added me 😂


  4. Hi tappers just a quick one my daughter has pressed my game and spent 50 sprinkles on something in krustyland I can’t see what’s been bought but I’m gutted I’ve saved these for weeks now is there anyway to get them back ? Thanks for your time and looking very sad tapper


    • Sorry, but I really don’t think anything can be done. You could call EA and ask, but I wouldn’t get your hopes up. Because if they needed to reverse purchased items for everyone, they wouldn’t make a profit.. They MIGHT give a couple of sympathy donuts, but again, I don’t think so coz they would have to do it for everyone. Sorry 😦


    • She probably spent them on speeding up something, like rent on a building, if you can’t see it. Your best and only hope is to contact ea. Just be really really nice to them and they may help. I’ve never had anything but great experiences with them, but not everyone has had the same experience. Good luck! I’d love to hear back if they help or not.


    • I’ve never had to do this but from other comments in the past, I think your only chance is contacting EA and either getting them to just reverse the purchase or roll back your game by a day or 2 to before the purchase…

      From what people say here it also sounds like if you phone them, you are more likely to have success if you can speak to someone in Texas rather then the outsourced call centres?

      Good luck!


  5. FYI for everyone my internet is down so using hot spot on iPhone. I will try to tap later, gotta feed doggies!
    Good point you won’t have to read my posts till I get internet back, will save hot spot time for updating my town & tapping neighbor’s.
    No internet sucks!
    Hope everyone has a god weekend,


  6. Hi Lady bug, Crazy cat lady is my vote!

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    • Thanks HH! I’m literally about to go buy CCL & Akira as soon as I post this! I appreciate your input! Everyone really is so helpful and nice on this blog. This blog has the best readers! Thanks again! And I hope your doing/feeling better!


  7. This is the first week I actually kept track of donuts earned, grand total 31. Has anyone else kept track of donuts per week? What is your personal best? How many can you anticipate this week? Love to read some responses on this subject.😃

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  8. Ok so which one of these is your favorite? Crazy cat lady, Otto, beer n brawl, or Lampwick/Rocket car? I buy one “permanent” character every so often and through the years have purchased many of them but I 90% buy limited time items, I try to get all of them. Now it’s time for me to get a new permanent character for my town and those are at the top of my list. What are your favs? I already have sideshow Mel, Frink, Stacey Lovell, Laura Powers, Barney, Jasper, Manjula, Luann, plato’s casino, & camp Bart I may be forgetting a couple but that’s most of them. It takes me forever to decide on the permanent characters but I always snatch up the limited time!

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    • MAB The Great

      If,you,don’t have Akira and the Happy Sumo you might want to consider him too? I like that he actually produces something. Ever since I finished his questline, he has done nothing but produce bonsai 😄

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      • Thank you for your input! I didn’t even consider Akrira! I had somehow forgotten about his bonsai producing abilities and I love the one I have. I’m actually really picky about where I place it, I move it around a lot. So I’m getting crazy cat lady and, you know… For only 100 donuts, I’m picking up Akira too for those Bonsais & the great price for a character/building combo. I have tons of donuts saved up so I can swing it even if another event is around the corner. Thanks again! 😃

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    • I don’t have Lampwick or Beer ‘n Brawl, but for what it’s worth Crazy Cat Lady is my favorite premium in the whole game, and I do have about 20 of them. Never gets old, seriously. All of her outdoor tasks are hilarious, and I think they would be even if you weren’t familiar with her from the show. She isn’t technically voiced, unfortunately, but the cat sounds when you click on her make me chuckle, and I found her questline to be hilarious.

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      • Thank you! I’m getting crazy cat lady & Akira. Everyone seems to love CCL & I’ve been wanting her a while. I’m just ready to see her throw those cats! I’ve never seen the task even in a friends town, only heard about it, or read on a SIB I can’t remember. Thanks for your input!


    • From your shortlist, I got Otto first as he is seen in more episodes than the others, so more essential (just my opinion)
      do have Lurleen, but not the other two

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      • Thank you Lee☺️! He’s now on my “top 2 list” and I’ll be buying next, him & Lurleen… Then Lampwick🤔 (mainly wanted him for his bench task & airplane). ✈️

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        • Wow that first emoticon looked a lot different on my iPad Pro before I posted it haha! It wasn’t blushing that bad and had two little hands, it was better. Anyway thanks! 😂

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