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. Happy Birthday, Stephieg!! 🙂


  2. I love your baby!!
    Several items, one being am I doing something wrong because it takes so long to move from one neighbor to the next.
    Also, with so few “sane” people in this town and being it’s growing in population, EA needs to add another cop or two. Three cops seems insufficient.

    I’m getting old and forgetful-I forgot the other thing I was going to mention. But while I’m blabbering, I’ll mention I cannot always find the BIIG bandit when I click on that warning about him.

    Thanks for listening…

    • When you tap on that note to find the big bad bandit, it won’t take you to where he is. Sometimes I have trouble finding him, also. If you hide all your buildings and look around, you should discover where he is hiding. As to visiting friends, it can take some time jumping from one to the next. A lot of that can have to do with your internet connection.

  3. Ummm I think I found an item that was recently added to the online shop that wasn’t mentioned on the site. There’s a windmill that can now be purchased for 30 donuts in the Wild West section of the store.

  4. Hopefully an interesting and ponderful query.
    Now that content has been starting to repeat, is there a list (rapidly dwindling…) for the remaining “unique” content only for events, that way neighbourinos may have identifiers in other friend’s Springfields of a timeline for when they roughly began?
    So unique characters might fit the bill, but buildings, beautification content and the like…

  5. Just contacted EA. I was missing about 81 bonuts. Don’t know how. She was very polite and gave me back 85. (It was probably my stupidity. My donut spend was off. I foerget to reset it after an update)..

    • Don’t think he was 81 donuts, but did you maybe recently purchase Ninja Homer? That could explain for some of the loss.

      • Who’s he? I must have hit something (unsure what). Like I said plain stupidity. Tapping too fast. At least I got them back. Thanks EA.

  6. Here is an interesting way to tell you where I am. Using Google Earth, I am at 41 20 22 N 88 25 38 W. My driveway is at the 11 o’clock position on the cult-de-sac.

    • Craig, moderators! Way too specific! Sorry mate but if that really is you remember this is permanent…
      Firsy Christian at the end of the street, an’ don’t forget Honest Abe’s at Melvins end overlooking Spring Run… I’m betting someone the knows a Morris, possibly a Jehovahs Witness, or even part of the Moose society 😉

      • No problem, the neighborhood keeps a close eye on each other. Plus, two of the nearby houses are owned by law officers. They can stop by and mow the grass.

    • Cool! And I see you’re right near the Loyal Order of Moose, too, lol!

    • Never was good at reading a map (Go figure, I’m male lol), but by that I can at least tell you are on Earth 😀

  7. Might not be the right spot for this, but I was wondering about how much an average Springfield can earn in a day. Level 56 atm, tad behind on a few quests atm but there kinda on hold until this wild west event is over.think atm I’m earning about 120 k a day. On about 5 – 6 times a day. Trying to get some idea as to how many other money earning buildings I need to buy. Am 2 squares away from being at the east side (left) of Springfield, but the squares south are hitting the 60 k range. Yeah I know they really go up the farther down you go. 120 k ish..will take way too long. Also wondering what’s the most anyone has earned in a day ?


    • Depends on what you have and your bonus % and how often you log in. I’m somewhere around a million a day..

    • I get on average $1.5 million a day

      • Wow, I’m guessing that you have most of your Springfield lands then. Is that 1.5 you get a day mostly from house’s or from business , task received buildings and event buildings ?

        Trying to decide if I should get my task list caught up after the wild west event is over or put on a good amount of brown and blue houses and go earn mode for a while.

        • I’m actually what they call a whale. I only have one of each type of house, Krusty Burger, etc. I have every premium item in the game thanks to the Whacking Day sale. So my % is now about 450 and the premium characters and buildings really add up.

  8. Hey – I just broke the $100 million mark today (unless it was earlier and I just didn’t notice it)!

    How I so wish that I could be saying that about my real bank account (but then it would be kind of tacky to be saying it, lol!).

    • If you had $100 million in your real accounts, you would not have time to play this game. The games you would play would be a heck of a lot more fun and a heck of a lot more expensive. You would be collecting diamonds instead of donuts.

      • You could also buy me a house 😉

        • And season tickets to the Somerset Patriots! 😉

          • Lol how about half a season…

          • Skybox seats? 😀

          • Im not sure the Patriots have sky boxes, per se. They’re my minor league team, but a nice field box….. Or i could just buy the whole team…..

            • Well, they do have those “upstairs” enclosed boxes, which honestly don’t particularly appeal to me…I like to be “up close and personal.” My “regular” seats are on the third base line over the dugout, which I like because I can use the dugout as a table when I eat my chicken fingers and fries (and funnel cake…mmmmm….funnel cake…..).

              Oh, and it has to be an aisle seat! 😉

          • Thats right where i was sitting on opening day…3rd baseline over the dugout. Eating funnel cake. And watching fireworks😄.

          • Maybe I’ll see you there! ⚾

      • Yeah….much as I love this game, I would gladly give it up for $100M in real cash. But, other than maybe finally getting a small engagement ring, I’m really not likely to spend time bothering with diamonds…jewelry isn’t generally my kind of thing. (According to the popular media, it’s doubtful whether I’m even female, as I have no real interest in shoes or handbags, either, and I don’t drink wine. 😉 )

        But I would be busy taking intro classes on every subject imaginable and going out to eat (or ordering food in) a lot. And, during the summer, I’d be somewhat busy with the minor league or semi-pro baseball team that I’d start and own, the Metrowest Marsupials. 😉
        (Oh, and I’d also be busy at first shopping for, and moving into, a house that has a garage and more than one bathroom.)

        • Thought you would have gone for ” the ……… shillings ” 🙂

        • But…are you called “manish”. This is my ex’s favorite “nickname” because I am a take charge, possibly a bit controlling, up front and in your face person. I also have less than ten pairs of shoes (and 99% of the time I’m in my birkenstocks), one handbag I use because my mother bought it….and I detest make up. I don’t dye my hair. And I’m damn fine.

          But hey…I got called a sexy hippie yesterday. Lol.

          Oh…did all that come out. Oopsies!

          • Yup, makeup is a rarity for me, too. I use a leather fanny pack as a shoulder purse (it’s pretty small but deceptively heavy…I have that thing packed so densely that it’s close to forming a singularity), and, when I need to carry bigger stuff, I favor backpacks. Sneakers are my preferred outdoor footwear.

            No one has ever called me “mannish,” and I don’t think my husband sees me that way, because he’s all about the ladies! 😉

          • Oh, and haven’t fired my hair yet – there’s some great, but not enough for me to go there yet – but I might at some point, not only to look younger, but because I wouldn’t look good with light hair. Many years ago, I once tried on a blonde wig, just for the fun of it, and in did not look good as a blonde. So, I figure gray/silver/white probably won’t work for me, either.

  9. If you ask me, I think that sitting right on top of someone is pretty rude!

    • I saw this happen in my town with Agnes….it really cracks me up when I see it happen!

      • The funny thing is, I have dozens of benches all over my town, so it’s not like he didn’t have a choice!

        • Lol. I think the ventriloquist dummy doesn’t count as taking up space, otherwise they wouldn’t sit there. At first I didn’t realize that I needed a certain number of benches when sending on quests until one day I was told there were no available benches. It’s still funny, though, that you had empty benches and ran across something so hilarious!

          • But the ventriloquist was sitting on top of poor Zutroy, too!

            And, yeah…besides having tons of benches scattered around town in ones and twos, I have a whole audience area made up of them for my outdoor stage. I probably have enough benches to seat at least half of my characters at the same time.

            • I guess they need to make sleeping on a bench count as two characters so the poor guy doesn’t get molested!

              • sandrashill

                Is it normally possible to have two separate characters sharing the same bench, side by side? I don’t think I’ve ever seen that, but I’d love to see, say, Grandpa and Agnes sitting side by side on the same bench feeding the birds!

              • tazapplewood

                Grandpa & Mona can sit on the same bench.. If Grandpa is free & Mona, tap Monas 8 hr task to feed the birds & Grandpa goes there.

              • There is a task for Mona to feed the birds with Grandpa. It’s very cute, they sit together feeding the birds. You have to activate it with Mona though.

              • Sandra, Mona and Grandpa are feeding the birds together in my town. Go to Springfield park, near Springfield Downs.
                You can also move the bench with characters on task there and put it where you like.😀

              • sandrashill

                So sweet! 💜

              • mateodavid

                Yes, it’s possible. I don’t have many benches in my town, so they have to share, even though they don’t always need to! I’ve seen combinations of Agnes, Grandpa, Janey and a few others sharing. Sometimes it’s cute, other times a little creepy.

    • Screaming. …still scares the bejeebus outa me!

  10. Attention regular TSTO Addicts commenters (only)!

    I have one spot open in my neighborhood that I would like to give to someone who posts here regularly (as long as you don’t care that it’s possible that, at some point, I might tag you, and as long as you are willing to visit my town at least a couple of times a week during non-event times).

    This is NOT a general “Add me” post…I already have plenty of “strangers” waiting for an opening and I’ll accept one of those if I don’t get an invitation from a “regular” tonight. (If it were a general “Add me” post, I’d post it on the “Add Me” thread, but I’m trying to get the attention of “regulars” who may not be actively looking for new neighbors, which is why I’m posting here.) I can’t send invitations (because of all of the pending invitations) so, if you’re interested, you’ll have to initiate the invitation. Just make sure to post and let me know when you have (first come, first accepted) and let me know how I’d recognize you, if your Origin ID is different than your handle here.

    I now return you to your regularly scheduled tapping… 😉

    • I know I’m not a “regular” poster but I always participate in the show offs and throw a comment in every now and then. Does that count lol? Anyways I’ve always been a fan of your posts Sandra so if you have room I’d love to be a neighbor. Currently, I have around 4 spots open so if you are interested my id to look for is brittaneej464.

      • If interested, handle=login… seen you here every now and then, willing to vouch for ya for SS 🙂

      • Welcome to the neighborhood! 🙂

        • Woohoo! Thanks for the add lol. Already sent you some prospectors! Btw I really like what you did with your casino and SH area. I think I tried for days to work those buildings into my designs and it just never worked out so they got stored😣

          • Thanks! I really enjoyed working on the casino area and the businesses and Springfield Prominade condo development in Springfield Heights, but I’m not thrilled with the office buildings and garages. However, one reason I’m keeping all of those buildings there is the hidden XP multiplier. You do know about that, right? XP matters more to me than cash, because it’s a pipeline to free doubts.

            Oh, and thanks for the prospectors…I sent you some in return! 🙂

            • I do know about the hidden multiplier but I just got so frustrated with trying to incorporate them into my design that I gave up and stored them. I really don’t mind losing out on it too much though. My multiplier is around 270 without it. I’m great at hiding my wailing walls and tennis courts lol. And thank you for the drop!

  11. What a donut day!! Five at Sideshow You, 3 from Maggie, 10 from Daily Challenges. Put me over 400. Now, what’s this about Wacking Day…

  12. She’s beautiful. Happy Mothers Day…
    I noticed Whacking Day started at 4 am . I tapped snakes got the one in my town slithering around and now nothing.. I noticed in store there was an update but no change.. Any help appreciated..

  13. Does anyone else have the problem of not being able to trade in everything they can? I can trade in about 10 times and then all the “completed” parts go gray and I can’t click them anymore.

  14. A belated Happy Mother’s Day. Happy Whacking Day and a shout out to EA. I love the new character check box at the top left! Also love the ‘Free’ button on characters! Thanks for the ‘upgrades’ EA.

  15. timea.toeroek

    hello everyone! if you don’t mind me asking for your support in this weeks open threat, please vote (with 5 ;)) to my submissions at AND at
    when you have a sec. 🙂
    Thanks guys, ur the best! :*

  16. Have to admit that TSTO is a great distraction when you are waiting around for a formal job interview. Got about 15 mins until the final part of the interview process so calming my nerves with a tapping session. Here’s hoping I get this one!

    • Good luck!

    • Just make sure you have your sound muted…wouldn’t want Homer to pipe up about needing to put on some pants in the middle of your interview! 😉

      • Oh, and good luck with the interview, too!!!

        • Thanks, sadly I didn’t get the job however still did well- just got beaten by another candidate.

          My sound is always muted as I usually play during breaks at work and no one else wants to listen to Simpsons soundbites.

          • Sorry to hear that, although it’s nice that they let you know so quickly! I’m waiting on pins and needles to find out if my friend (who had been my co-worker for over 20 years) is going to be coming back to fill the opening on my team that came up because someone else just retired.

          • Teaching jobs are always quick responses. They can make you wait around for the result or send you home and phone you either later or the next day.
            At least there’s not too much time to be nervous about it.

  17. WHACKING DAY!! What a nostalgia! 🐍

    I can see Ryan so happy 😊

  18. “Powers That Be” – Yes…you lovely people that know everything TSTO…

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but really “Whacking Day” – – – was whacking a few snakes and an opportunity to purchase the past event knick knacks?

    Reason I say this, is that I realize that the stump, rock and trunk don’t actually produce snakes as I imagine they did in the original event; therefore, EA is back on my naughty list should this be true and they are NOT forgiven for the TUMBLEWEED (again, sans S).

    So, if whacking those 5 snakes was a momentous event, and you did not get any screenshots, you are not alone. Geez, how fast you can fall from the manic train. At least I have Western Snake and Lumpy to charm with the snake radio in my melancholy.

    Back to Act 2….at least I still have that to live for.

    • I too am a little disappointed… :/ it would have been nice if it was an actual mini event and not just a couple snippets of dialogue and option to purchase items like a sale from Gil.

    • Talk about Yr first world problems. Just enjoy what is there

  19. I have been up for hours, just reading, patiently waiting to tippity tap to the Act 2 finale, since today we get the last piece, the coveted barrel.

    And low and behold, the day AFTER Mother’s Day will forever hold a special day in my heart…..because as I get going I realize something is happening, there are SNAKES….and WHAT…WHAT???…WHAT?!?!?!

    WHACKING DAY PEOPLE!!!! Whacking Day is back!! Oh yes. Ha! HA! After waiting for two years and secretly scowling at all my happy neighbors with all their Whacking Day items, I am no longer a loner. No longer left out. No longer OBVIOUSLY NOT a player since the beginning of the game.

    Yessss—-sirrrrr—-EEEEE! I’m in like Flynn, Ladies & Gents. No more singling me out as the outcast!

    All right – so maybe this was all in my head and no one cared or noticed. But I did, every time I saw a little snake head pop out of a rock, dammit.

    I gotta go whack me some snakes, man! LOVIN’ IT.

    OH, yeah, and Act 2….right. Whatever. WHACKING DAY!

    I’m going to practice my deep breathing now. I was supposed to just get on….get some badges. Laugh at Bart’s western outfit and go to sleep. Now I gotta go blow some donuts on WHACKING DAY!

    EA – I forgive you for the TUMBLEWEED (sans S). Hugs and Kisses!

    • Raymond Hernandez

      Whoooooo Hooooooo. Whacking day. Poor snakes.

    • Are you going to pick up any of the Whacking Day items for sale? I’m tempted by the bundle, because I’ve always admired Lumpy in my neighbors’ towns, but I’m not quite sure what the other items in the bundle are.

      • The bundle is totally worth it IMHO – 10.75% for 125 donuts, which translates into 0.086% per donut, which is WAY above the 0.05% average. Plus, you get Lumpy and various items generate in game $$ on top of the bonus %.

        I did a post on the details and some premium item comparisons in the Whacking Day thread, but it is awaiting moderation I believe.

        I totally went for it – even before I did the math. Glad I did.

        • Thanks for your response. I’m going to get it when I get home from work tonight. I just have to figure out where to put the snake rocks (right after I figure out what snake rocks are).

  20. Alissa!
    She is absolutely adorable!!!
    Happy Mother’s Day…

  21. Happy Whacking Day everyone!!! 🐍🏌


      HAPPY WHACKING DAY! And did you get a gander at Western Snake? HA! lol.

      And….Happy Post Mother’s Day. It was absolutely wonderful. I got to go grocery shopping without the kids. What a gift! Seriously, you have no idea unless you regularly go shopping with three kids just how much of a gift that is.

      • Lol! You go girl!!!! Get yourself some whacking day stuff, as much as your heart desires. You deserve it for doing the grocery shopping (without the kids) I know what a gift that is but surely you deserve just something a little extra.
        I’ll give you this ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💕💕💕💕💕💕👗👗👗👗👗👗👠👠👠👠👠👠👛👛👛👛👛👛💍💍💍💍💍💍👑👑👑👑👑👑👑🍸🍸🍸🍸🍸🍸🍸🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍪🍪🍪
        Happy Mothers Day

      • I have three kids and I hear you loud and clear! 🙂

      • I know all about trying to shop with 3 kids lol. But picture this…my husband is also a middle school wrestling coach. There have been days where I’ve had to take 7 or more kids grocery shopping with me….and these are “all” wrestlers….Can you imagine how much these kids eat? I feel like I live at the grocery store lol.

  22. MrDude,
    You can use the ‘Search’ function at the top of the page and type in ‘vanity rating’. It will take you to a page that discusses which items affect the vanity rating and lists items with their corresponding point values. Sizes are not listed, but you can choose the largest value vanity items and then search for each one. Often TSTO Addicts will give detailed breakdowns on these decorations, including relative size, but you may have to search for each one individually.
    (I’m hoping someone else will have more specific advice for you later on today.)
    Good luck!

  23. Yeah, whacking day arrived.

  24. Whacking day stuff in store 8am our time (just after Homer went on his next four hour task) so can’t progress just yet, but it’s live 🙂

    • There’s no tasks from what I can see… just a conversation between Homer & Lisa, click 5 snakes, and that’s it.

      • Nevermind… there was an extra couple of tasks, but it’s all over in a minute. But hey, a free snake is a free snake right? 😛

  25. Whacking Day is back!! ‘Snake’ and snakes – sauntering and slithering throughout Springfield…

  26. Woo! Happy Whacking Day everyone! (it just started)

  27. Happy Sunday addicts ♡

    …oops it’s Monday! Whaaat. ..happened?

    • Me too! Mother’s Day slid right past me, I’ve got to send out some contrite, belated well wishes to my BFF’s today. Hope you had a good one all my Addicted friends out there!

  28. I just got a push notification saying something about whacking day (my stupid phone only shows me the first 5 words or so of any notification and theres no way of seeing the rest of it…) anyway i downloaded a play store update and went back in vut nothing happened . Did anyone else get this notification and were you able to read the whole thing/did anything happen in game? (This literally just happened now)

  29. I don’t know what is going on, again. I have only received one email on blog comments today and it was for the non-vandal blog. I understand if the Addicts are taking mom’s day off (good for you). But, I just don’t know if I have a screwed up wordpress issue. Can somebody help with how I can fix this if I am supposed to be getting comment emails?

  30. Has anyone else gotton a notification for whacking day? I did, and went into game, but nothing yet.

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