Addicts Open Thread (And Happy Mother’s Day!)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Before we start off this week’s Open Thread, we want to take a minute to wish all of the moms out there a very Happy Mother’s Day!  We hope you have a wonderful day filled with smiles, laughter, hugs and kids that aren’t fighting!

It was on this day last year that I shared with all of you that there would be a new addition joining my family…and 6 months later the Tiny Addict arrived!  So I also wanted to take a moment to thank all of you, again, for all of your support, patience and well wishes over the last year!  Y’all are the best and we consider you part of our extended family!

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. All new episode of the Simpsons tonight…in Paris!  What do you think will happen in the new episode?

Act 2 of the Wild West Event hit our games on Tuesday, what do you think of the new Act?

How was your weekend? Do anything fun and exciting?  Anything fun planned for Mother’s Day?

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!


489 responses to “Addicts Open Thread (And Happy Mother’s Day!)

  1. tan lindo los niños son los que mas disfrutan la navidad


    So…it took me all blasted week to figure this out. Well, I hope it works…Jeremiah wanted to say hi to Miss Riley. He likes her feeties. Saw her picture and brought me his shoes. Nearly dropped the computer laughing. So….HI RILEY…💙 Jeremiah.

    • 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
      Absolutely adorable! Riley says hi back and dont worry she got new shoes the other day (although she still prefers her mamma) 😀

  3. Anyone still sending their rocket off? I do it as I tap my buildings and such, so I’m just curious what other people are getting. For days and days I have gotten nothing but Hail Ant signs and debris. I seriously don’t need any more, so if this is likely to continue I think I’ll just let it rest.

    • I still send mine off in the hope of getting the warhead but so far only debris & signs – when it even takes off. I keep doing it because it does earn a little xp & there is a chance of donuts from the debris….

      My yellow submarine does a much better job of retrieving boardwalk tiles then my rocket at retrieving anything!

    • I’m still doing it at least once a day, sometimes twice, depending on the timing. I don’t mind getting debris…cleaned some up yesterday that I had been storing and got two donuts! (And I still have 25 of each type in storage….don’t know how many more there might be in there, but I also want to keep some for future decorating.) The only thing that annoys me is when I get those frikkin Hail Ants signs. I’ve gotten three or four topiaries, though I still have yet to get a miniature nuclear warhead.

      • I was getting topiaries….I think I got four, which is plenty because I had gotten some with the nature bundle and also as prizes I think from a past event. So I have seven or eight of those now. I just wish they’d change it up a bit.

  4. Whoo-hoo! First post of Sunday 5/15/16. Open Thread. Of course, it tags the PREVIOUS week’s thread, but that is becaus our hosts are home asleep on the east coast and haven’t opened up this week’s thread.
    Whee! I beat Lee

  5. Anyone know what we should be saving for act three? Is it going to be like last time? Save prospectors and hats and pickaxes and guns but dont worry about badges after you get the donuts?

    • I’m spending minimum to earn General Store day 13 & 14 prizes but hoarding everything else.

      Will send prospectors to neighbours who look like they need some help to make the final prize but otherwise clutching as much as possible…

    • I would strongly guess yes…that seems to be the way these things have always worked in past events and how it’s worked in this event so far, so there’s little reason to believe anything is likely to change for Act 3.

  6. Got the prison bus this morning, seems like it was a lot of cash for a bus. Funny how they make a couple items so expensive.

    • Well, when you are at the last level, they have to do something to slow us down a bit. Plus it’s a lot easier to earn that much at level 59 than it was for earlier levels. But I agree it was kind of crazy to pay that much for a bus. Especially one that’s been in a wreck like that one!

  7. I believe Tunnel of Love was a premium item at some point. Looked for it in the store and seems it is no longer available. Popular opinion is that KL is much ado about nothing…I believe it is underutilized. Brilliant minds at EA can get it going.

    • Agree, really haven’t bothered playin’ around with KL for years, once I had my layout and design sorted I’ve only added the small trickle of content EA provides…
      I’ve mostly picked up the previous event content for KL like the Tunnel of Love because it was easily accessible.
      Maybe EA will listen and do a KL only focused event, like maybe the “Carnivale” (rival event) comes to town 🙂

      • Talked to an EA rep myself about a different issue but inquired about the limited time KL rides. Basically told me it won’t happen unless we light up EA’s forum demand/requesting them back.

  8. first attempt at my mine area…hopefully the items we get in act 3 will incorporate well with what’s already here😊

    • Not sure if that posted correctly, so not used to this new phone. If this is a double post please ignore it.

      • Looking great! I’m probably hoping like you EA brings us an update to make “dirt bridges”!!!

      • Looking good 😃

        If you would like to add a waterfall to your mine check out what bellyheng posted on the Addicts Flickr page using Classic Hot Tubs and Constant Fountains (if you have them). It’s genius!

        • Ok, that is pretty awesome! Lol. Believe it or not even though I knew about Flickr I never had a desire to check it out….Now I need to figure out how to use it lol. For being someone under 30 I definitely am not with the trends😂

  9. Question for anyone, trying to build my Krustyland, see some rides I am not able to get in other towns. Like the Tunnel of Love; any feedback n how that is put out?

    • Those were limited time items that may or may not come back someday for purchase in the online cash shop. Was talking to a rep few weeks ago about them coming back, basically told me highly unlikely, unless we light up the EA forums requesting lol.

      • Thanks for the information even though at level 59 still really new to the game & am glad I found this site especially after my game crashed at the beginning of the casino event.

    • They were probably limited-time items…for example, I think the Tunnel of Love was available during a couple of Valentine’s Day events.

      If you want info on a particular item, this site has a great Google search engine built right into it…just go to the Search menu item in the top navigation bar (not the search box) and you can probably find the info you’re looking for. 🙂

  10. AmandaNightSky

    Hey everyone I’m trying to connect all of my monorail stations and keep getting this issue where the tracks don’t meet back up. Has anyone else had this problem? Anyone know how to solve it?

    • If you have a gap between two tracks in the circle, I find one or two short tracks fixes the issue. If you are trying to make the track look uniform, maybe hide the short tracks behind tall buildings.

    • Unfortunately you may have to move one of your stations in order to make the tracks line up. Are you trying to connect all of your monorail stations together? If so, I’d try to find one that has enough space to where you can shift it over by one or more spaces. Just connect all of your rails together until it leads back to that station and shift it accordingly so everything lines up the way you want it to. For my town I actually had to switch the direction one of my stations was facing because no matter how much I shifted things it still wouldn’t line up. Hope this helps:)

      • Forget my question about you connecting them all together. I’m naturally a blonde so sometimes I miss things lol.

    • I managed to connect all of my stations but it did involve a lot of shifting things around to get everything to connect into one circuit. Is this your aim? I used a lot of short pieces to begin with then when I got more straight pieces I was able to replace them with longer straight pieces.
      (2 short pieces equals one long)
      I also shuffled a lot of buildings to accommodate the monorail. I have one section that is all curves and s shapes. I had always intended to replace it with straight pieces once I got them but I quite like that section now. Hope this helps.😀

  11. Hey everyone. Got some sad news today. At 10am today, Friday the 13th (of all days), my father was on the golf course, hole 9, and had a massive heart attack. First one he ever took, and lets just say he didn’t make it. My mother and I are fine, well, as fine as can be expected, but if I’m not around for a couple days wanted to let everyone know why. RIP Dad.

    • So sorry for your loss. If your Dad is anything like mine, as in a golf fanatic, I’m sure he’d be okay with going out on the greens. The site will still be here, you take care of you and yours. All the best friends.

      • Thanks Wookiee, and yeah, its true he died doing what he loved. Just wish we had a few more years, or even one more day to tell my dad I love him, but it is what it is I guess.

    • Very sorry for your loss.

    • My condolences to you and the family. We just never know when something bad is going to happen. I hope he spent his last moments doing something he loved.

      Silly games and blogs mean nothing compared to the real important stuff, and in time hopefully you can come back to it and have it provide as a momentary distraction to help ease your mind for a bit.

    • Sorry for your loss went through that about a year ago for sigificant family member; thoughts going your way.

    • So sorry for your loss,thoughts are for you and your family.

    • Such a terrible way to lose a parent. Worse is to watch them die for months or years fighting cancer. I am so sorry for your loss. Remember all the good times and tell mom you lover her every day.

      • Will do. You are right, it is harder to watch it happen to someone over time. He mentioned how peaceful today was weather wise, which is out of character for him, and as I mentioned passed on the golf course, so went doing what he loved.

    • I’m so sorry to hear this. Losing a loved one is never easy; I lost my husband 3 years ago Monday under similar circumstances. My condolences to you and your mom.

    • Oh my god – no! I’m so, so sorry to hear that! I can’t even imagine….

      Please take care of yourself during this really difficult time and know that folks here are with you in spirit, including me. (((Hug)))

      • I will, thank you Sandra *Hugs back* It’s nothing we won’t get through, just takes time. Hardest part is the first few days, notifying family, setting up the service, we’ll be ok.

    • Sorry for your loss. I hope your mother is doing well, a week after Mother’s Day.
      As I recall, Bing Crosby (who?) also died on the golf course, doing what he loved.
      Was your father having a good game?

    • I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. It sounds like it was very quick and he was doing what he loved which is a great way for him to go but not so great for you and your Mum. So very sudden and, like you say, you didn’t get to tell him you loved him. Maybe he knew that anyway.

      • Thank you. I’m sure he knew, but y’know we kind of had a relationship where it didn’t need to be said, we just knew. He had his way of showing it, as did I, but never actually said the words to each other.

        • Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. And I firmly believe that the relationships we have where we don’t feel we need to say the words are those rooted in the deepest love. May your heart find peace knowing you had that love for one another.

    • Really sad to hear your news. I have been there , keep safe and my thoughts are with you D

      • Thank you, I think we are both over the innitial shock. The healing process has begun. Reminding each other of past history with him and stuff to each other seems to be helping.

    • Words seem so inadequate at a time like this but they are all we have… So very sorry for your loss.

      “How do I live without you? I put you in the museum of my heart where I often go, absorbing as much as I can bear before closing time.” Jonathan Carroll – The Marriage of Sticks

      Take care of yourself and your family during this difficult time – & we’ll all be here when you need us.

      • Thank you, the healing process has begun. Obviously he is still in our thoughts, and hearts, that will never change. Both my mother and I are starting to come to an understanding of what happened. One day at a time.

  12. Just wondered..weren’t Otto and Carl both Stonecutters in the series? Am I wrong again or did I just miss out on the skins during the game event?

  13. I’m watching this week’s episode (finally) and I SO want Lisa’s Madeleine outfit!

  14. I searched the site and didn’t find what I was looking for, so I thought I’d ask here: is there a comprehensive list somewhere of all the items that affect the bonus multiplier and how much each item affects it? I can find the info about a lot of items by searching for the individual items. But I’m wondering if anyone has put that info in one place to make it easier to compare.

  15. Kind of a quiet open thread this week. Hasn’t anyone got anything to say? Umm…🙃

    • Wondering what item we will collect in Act 3.
      Sacks of Gold
      Sacks of Equine Biological Solids
      Jimmy Walker’s (Dy-no-mite!)

    • You know, when I see a comment from you, my fingers start tickling in a desperate urge to say something to tease you, but sometimes I refrain myself ’cause I’m afraid it would come out either rude or offensive, and now it’s one of those times. 😛

      (Yes, there is, and hopefully there’ll always be, a little kid in me. 😉)

      • I must have done something very right…or very wrong, when you couldn’t think of something to tease me about on last week’s thread. 🙃🙂

        (Congrats on the pregnancy. Oh, did you not mean that literally? 😉)

    • Funny you should pipe up Awesome Dave. I was just stopping by to say that I have been working on updating my little Wild West motif in Springfield. Posted new Flickr screenshots if anyone want to see what I’ve done. Added some interesting items – created an outside “shooting range” with easter eggs behind the Ordinance Express. Expanded my horse corral and put Uncle Moe’s petting zoo next to my little Wild West honeymooners area with Shotgun Pete’s.

      Continues to grow and change…..

      Hope all is well with everyone. It’s been a busy week on my end.

      • I haven’t really done anything with this Wild West stuff. I’ll see how I feel after the event ends and decide then. Not feeling real motivated right now.

    • Plenty to say, no one listening 😉
      Maybe previous weeks of 1k overload?

      • Well that’s the thing here. Alissa is always “listening.” (Or Bunny or Wookiee.) 🙂

    • I’m just wondering why Lee seems to have abandoned us….did one of us (like me, perhaps) do anything to upset him? (I’m kind of paranoid that way…occasionally I’ve been known to annoy someone without at all meaning to…)

      • I keep waiting to see a comment from him. I’m hoping when the new thread goes up on Sunday, and the first comments get pushed, there will be a familiar name right where it belongs. 🙂

  16. Big Phil, over my re-design hump… have feckin filth flarin fo forkin foo fightin finally sorted the expansion.
    I now have my established Springfield forest and also river, with Whacking day and the barns coming my “tents are all in a row”.
    I’ve been testing the dirt everywhere I can, probably my proudest moments are my Alien “garden” and the “outback” NARA program 😉

    • Hi cube , gonna check it out later today, sounds good. Have you checked out my casino area yet? Took me ages to get around to it , but once I started , I lost a whole afternoon and only stopped because I ran out of materials , lol. Next on the agenda is the restaurants and the sports area , got to place the tapball stadium and some of the rather numerous tennis courts that are stuck in the heights area for want of anywhere else to put them. Airport and NARA are on the list too. 🙂

      • Sure did, very impressed, jealous a bit of the many buildings and decorations I don’t have! My “out skirts” gambling district near the “desert” and “fuel stops” or “gas stations” and Oil / Soilent Green power plant is really still a bit of a jumble…
        Problem being a freemium I guess! FWP 😉
        My current mission is to finish my “Wonka” factory, with the last of my aspirationals, the chockie tower. Managed to get back to around $10.7 million, after land splurging, waiting till I’m over $11-12 million before I buy.
        And still pluggin’ away at SH (“I like traffic lights, I like traffic lights. ..” :), $930kish, SOOO close, and yes, Justin is still beating me!

  17. Happy birthday Homer! (According to this photo from an early episosde of The Simpsons).

    Taken from “Four Finger Discount” Facebook page. Credit:

    • wow Homie is older than my mom…

    • I never would have guessed that Homer was 6′ tall….would have guessed a bit shorter than that.

      • 6′ tall? Blue eyes? 60 years old???

        Either Marge is quite a bit younger then Homer or she is like my grandmother who only got married at 36 and was 49 when she had my mother…

        I guess this is an occupational hazard of giving a cartoon character a fixed date of birth when they don’t actually age… 29 years ago that DOB might have made sense. Not so much anymore…

        • That’s why I have a pass on the age thing. I’m willing to bet the creators never dreamed the show would last anywhere near this long.

      • Lol….I was thinking the exact same thing.

  18. I am having a problem with completing a task for a character. The check over the building is gone, but when I click on the building he is still inside. I click complete there and nothing happens. Any suggestions?

  19. BellyShirtBrandine

    What are the odds we will see patches for buildings & decos that can’t currently be placed on dirt? Little by little?

  20. And just like that, theres a ray of light…

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