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. All new episode of the Simpsons tonight…and it’s time for Homer Live!!!

Here are the details if you’d like to call in and talk to Homie…888) 726-6660.  Note: the number will only work between 8-8:30pm tonight on the East Coast and West Coast.
More info on it can be found here.

NOTE: During Homer Live East Coast (well the whole episode) I’ll be right here moderating the open thread as it happens, so let’s make sure we get the conversation going.   I’ll try to the West Coast viewing as well.

How do you think the whole live event will play out?  What would you ask Homie?

Act 2 of the Wild West Event wraps up on Tuesday.   Are you ready for Act 3?

How was your weekend? Do anything fun and exciting?  Did warm weather finally hit your area?

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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499 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. So after searching every key word I can think of I still haven’t found what I’m looking for. Wasn’t there a post once upon a time about the hidden XP multiplier for Springfield Heights buildings? Basically, I hate those buildings but I figured it would be a good idea to have them out when I activate my XP collider and trade in rat trap trucks. The key thing I want to know is…1. What ugly buildings do I have to keep out? 2. What level do they have to be? 3. If it’s the top level and I have it leveled up will it still work if I have it on the level one building facade? Thanks in advance. P.s. I know this has been covered over and over again. I’m a blonde with a short memory. I’m sorry in advance.

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  2. Haven’t seen this anywhere myself, so forgive me if it was mentioned somewhere, but just found out once you upgrade the Homerlayas to level 2 or higher, if you click it, can change the facade to whichever one you want.

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  3. I don’t know if this was posted by anyone else or not. It is so funny and I wish I could give this to Wookiee as a belated birthday present. The video will have to do. I hope the link works.

    http://www.cnbc.com/2016/05/20/where-to-find-the-chewbacca-mask.html?__source=yahoo%7Cfinance%7Cheadline%7Cheadline%7Cstory&par=yahoo&doc=103654352&yptr=yahoo

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  4. Hey Sandra, wasn’t able to hit reply**********grrrr so hopefully you see this. My sciatica causes leg pain all way down to foot sometimes my knee is only thing that hurts. Probably a stupid question but have you tried laying on your side at night with a pillow between knees? I thought this suggestion was crazy but it does help align back and alleviate that pain.
    I worry about your temp being so high though, have you had that checked out?
    Take care my friend, hope you start feeling better soon. Btw I’m sure you know this but stress will make sciatica worse.
    All the whining about level 60 and new way to level is driving me crazy too and yes I’m grumpier than usual right now. Guess we are in good company😉 💐🌺🌹🌷

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    • Went to the doctor’s today…awaiting some test results, but the current thinking is the flu, which is likely unrelated to the sciatica pain. The pain that I thought was in my esophagus is not that…apparently, it’s something cause costochondritis, which is an inflammation of the cartilage of the rib cage. Apparently, it can be caused by a cold or the flu, and it can also just happen on its own. I was just relieved to find out it wasn’t a problem with my lungs, which is what I was most concerned about.

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      • Hi Sandra, costochondritis can also be caused from wearing underwire bras not kidding. I hate chest pain for years. We were on vacation on year in the Upper Peninsula, only one small hospital and it was late at night. I was lucky I was only one in there so doc said I’m not letting you leave till we figure this out. He knew at time I lived in big city, I would go to hospital they would check me for heart attack and say your heart is fine you can go home. I kept asking well what’s causing pain? Got a lot of we don’t know.

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        • Interesting!

          I’ve actually never worn an underwire bra (too uncomfortable)…actually, when I go out, I rarely wear a bra at all (I prefer a camisole), unless I’m going to the office, in which case I’ll usually wear a cloth-only bra. And, since most of the time I’m at home, working in bed, I’m usually not wearing any kind of undergarment.

          Apparently, colds or flu are a common cause of costchondritis, so, since I have the flu, that’s what I’m assuming caused it.

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      • Continued iPad acting up…. Had pain did hate it lol. Anywho if not for the visit I would never have found out. My goddaughter had same problem told her quit the under wires, we both have and pain is gone.
        Hope that flu gets under control soon. Take care of yourself. Sorry you have so much going on at one time. Try to limit stress(yes I know easier said than done). Sounds like your body is on overload.
        ❤️🎈🌷💐🌺🌹

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  5. @ 0ne_Wysliss . Hi I did answer your question about a drawing of Dunceman, it’s right at the bottom of this open thread , I gave you my interpretation of how he looks, and I think that it would be great if you did do a drawing of him. Thanks . 🙂

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  6. I have a very heavy heart tonight. I found out today that one of the regular customers at the store I work at died of suicide. This just a week after losing another regular to the same cause. RIP my friends, you will be missed!

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    • Dj, I’m so sorry suicide is such a horrific thing to deal with, I lost someone I loved dearly in Sept. & my uncle’s bday was 2 days ago he committed suicide two years ago, so believe me I know how hard this is to deal with. Wish I could help or do more than saying how sorry I am.
      Please don’t beat yourself up over it, I had a long talk with my doc last week, she said once a person reaches that stage mentally there is nothing you can do. I felt with both of people maybe I should have done more maybe if………. Just know the suffering is over for them. Hold them in your heart and try to remember the good things, that will come in time.
      Sending you hugs and compassion.

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      • Thank you! I do know there is nothing I could have done for them. I’ve lost 5 people to this in the past 3 years. I go to The Out Of Darkness walk every September. My friend runs this chapter, she lost her 15 year old daughter 7 years ago and is a huge advocate for suicide prevention. My uncle was committed several years ago for threats of it and thankfully they were able to get him on the right meds. I talk to my teen daughter about it and make sure she knows to tell someone if she or her friends ever feel this way. I walk for suicide prevention because I’ve been in that dark place where it seems to be the only option. I’ve made the plan and then I made a promise to myself that no matter how bad I feel, I will not take my life.

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        • I’ve been in same place, what stops me is my dogs, silly reason but I look at them and wonder what they would do. My vet is a great listener and he is actually the one that said you have to stay, you save so many dogs. He suffers from depression also which is major reason he is a vet. He has hard time dealing with people and how mean they can be, he prefers the company of animals. Boy does he have a lot of them, he bought a big parcel of land and turns no animal away.
          I’ve lost more then the two I told you about, which is also a good reason not to commit suicide, you see what it does to everyone around the family. It’s horrific some family and friends never recover from the loss and never loose the guilt.
          The out of darkness walks sounds like an awesome program. Also happy to hear you have talks with your daughter about it.
          Fl is the number 1 state in country for suicide! The way they deal with chronic depression here is shameful.
          Like you I have promised to never take my life either. I’m glad you responded and talked to me about it. I feel better knowing you have a good support group. Take some time to go outside, go for a walk and just enjoy being able to walk another day, try a funny movie or anything that makes you smile.😊

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          • I’m glad you have made the promise to yourself also! I am in IN now but lived in FL in the late 90’s. I remember a news story about a man jumping off a bridge and taking his dog. The dog survived! That’s how they found him. If you are interested in the out of darkness walks, look it up online, they have chapters all over the USA. I have been making myself get out more, do more and trying to get in the sun when it shines! Thanks for talking to me about it!! It’s a big issue for me!

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          • You are very welcome, you can write me anytime. I’m usually better at answering. Yesterday was my Dad’s bday & he is no longer on this planet so took some time away and went down to beach, it’s a little difficult with my back but was well worth it (except very crowded forget holiday weekend coming up) water was crystal clear and Aqua, found a few small shark teeth and small fossils. Made me feel so much better mentally getting out, back not so much. Thanks for talking back and forth it’s nice to have a person who understands.😀

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    • Oh, how sad! Sorry to hear that. 😦

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    • So sorry to hear of your loss, I, and a few of my friends have lost loved ones to suicide as well. So kind of know what you are going through 😦 My heart goes out to you at this tough time.

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  7. Okay much going on the last two days & I have a question about design I want to elevate a building tried to do a platform of hedges but did not work. Any suggestions??

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  8. Infruriatnessmouslessing-ish…
    Have there been any recent updates to “WordPress” or the site? I am not able to tap the comments or links, took around 5 minutes trying to bring up comments and the only way seemed to be tap – holding to bring up the “extra” menu to open the page manually…
    No recent updates my side…

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  9. Ok. Whats his name brung some kinda bundle? I did not get an option to but is it poppon up.. any suggestions?

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  10. Think EA just did an Emergency download patch to fix the exp glitch issue. I wasn’t effected (other than levelling up quite a few times lol) but yeah, something just kicked me out of the game, auto downloaded, so there may be a fix.

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  11. Maggie/Playdough Factory STILL broken, no free donuts since March. Any update on this? I’ve contacted EA 11 times. Contacting EA has become my new mini-game. Lame.

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  12. Finally, Level 60 has arrived. Now, what is this about it being the last level????

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    • So, the key word is “last”. Not actually the last level according to the TSTO Addicts. Just a different definition of what a level is going to be starting now.
      As long as the donuts keep flowing, I’ll be OK.

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  13. I realized after I climbed down of my soap box about CA that I haven’t taken the time to thank my many wonderful neighbors. As act 3 starts thank you all for helping me as usual to accomplish act 1 & 2 with all prizes. My neighbors, I prefer term friends rock (pun intended and I love rocks, fav part of this event). Not my fav event, but you all came through for me again.
    Lee if you are reading, I still am missing you, sent you prospectors and they weren’t turned in, so beginning to worry about you my friend.
    Alissa special,shout out to you for all your hard work. I still wonder if you are human, think there must be some Disney fairy dust that keeps you going.

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  14. Happy Tuesday, tappers! Wasn’t sure if I was going to get the final act 2 prize last night or if I’d have to part with some sprinklies, but I made it with just under four hours to go. Woohoo! (or should I say yeehaw?) Thanks to my neighboureenos for sending me some prospectors and picking mine up quickly so I hit the target. I also picked up luke and the barn. Cute character, nice building, good price, win-win-win.

    In non-TSTO related happenings, I saw the vampires today. 8 vials of blood is a new record for me; it’s a wonderful I’ve got any left! I’ve got tiny veins so it took two nurses and 3 tries (ow) before we got it. Doctors appointment tomorrow so fingers crossed the results come back okay. Now I’m home, getting ready to watch the agents of shield season finale and relaxing. The rest of my class is on their grad trip to build houses in Mexico this week, which means I have the week off and can catch up/get a head start on some school work. Art projects, hamlet, and an ISP essay to pick a topic for. Busy, busy, busy and yet I procrastinate like the devil 😉

    Hope everyone is well. Happy tapping y’all!

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    • Hope all goes well at docs tomorrow, good luck. Hang in there pardner. Try to take some time for fun this week.
      Keeping my fingers crossed for you, hard to type with fingers crossed. Let us know how it goes.

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      • Thanks HH ♡ it went fairly well, I think. Have to have another ultrasound, plus a referral to rheumatology for my joint/bone pain. Also found out I’m vitamin d deficient, which isn’t surprising since I’ve spent the better part of 2 years inside since taking ill. My iron levels are super low as well, but I’m not anemic yet. Doc is arranging for an iv of iron because I can’t take the oral supplements (don’t want to do anything that’ll make the nausea any worse). I hope you’re doing well or at the very least better than I am 😜

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        • Hi Mini, I’m hanging in here. Wish you were feeling better. If you start taking vitamin D try it with combination of calcium so you get full effects. A over the counter probiotic might help with nausea, of course 4/20 helps the best, but not sure how you feel about that or if available to you. A natural that works pretty good is papaya tablets.
          I sure hope you start feeling better soon. You know you are in my thoughts. Take care!

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          • My calcium is currently at the upper limit but I do have some liquid gel vitamin d I’m going to start in the meantime. And thanks for the reminder about the probiotic, I’ve been meaning to go pick some up. The topic of 4/20 has come up quite a bit over the past week but I’m not sure how keen I am to try it…..tried a synthetic pill and zonked out for an entire day (can you say lightweight? Lol). I’ll also look into the papaya. Thanks for the suggestions! I’ll take any I can get at this point haha 🙂

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          • My boyfriend gets the synthetic, not the same at all. Sometimes my pills mess with my stomach and the real deal settles my stomach real quick. Often just one hit will do the deal then you don’t get as loopy or tired.
            Now that marijuana has been proven to kill cancer cells I think it will lose its stigma and we’ll see a lot of research and development.

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  15. 101.2° F 😦

    And I have to work today anyway. 😦 😦

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    • Celsius?

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      • 38.4

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      • I put the “F” there to indicate Fahrenheit. Was up to 101.4 last night and this morning, but it’s gone down some again during the day, although I feel like total crap. The worst part is that I seem to also have some kind of sciatica on the one leg and butt cheek that was actually fine (as opposed to the other leg that had me bedridden for almost 6 months and never did actually resolve itself…I had gotten somewhat used to living with chronic pain (manageable with the help of nerve pain medication and two opiates), but now there isn’t any position that I’m comfortable in and the pain is so much worse than it’s been in a while. Plus, my upper GI track hurts every time I try to walk (weird, huh?) and I’m totally exhausted (even though I got a fairly long night’s sleep).

        Sorry…just having a pity party for myself… 😦

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        • Awww… get better SS! You seem to be in a similar position to me, I understand. Chronic, debilitating, irreversible, inflammatory, ANNOYING back pain and associated afflictions are excruciating… I have chronic scoliosis, and as I get older my spine is more and more resembling a concertina. I have two semi-fused discs, and occasionally need to wear my back brace. I feel for you, I know there are days where that crawl rather than spring out of bed are more appropriate, and also when you get to those meetings that start to go over an hour or so, and the slow inevitable compression and pain that’s coming 😦

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          • Starting to think we need to start a back pain group! Only a person with chronic back pain understands how life changing this can be.
            Was so upset yesterday, my pool where I soak and walk in water to help pain is is totally screwed up, I sold and gave away lots of stuff to neighbors cheap or free, asked all three (which asking a favor is very hard for me) if I could go over and use pool to help back all 3 had a reason why I couldn’t, I wasn’t asking to be entertained, or anything other than can you let me use your pool, was so upset at lack of compassion. People wonder why I prefer dogs to humans, both my boys laid by my side, one licking tears away..
            My neighbors know how I’ve been laid up with back since July I’ve lived here for 11 years longer then all of them, have been considerate kind neighbor, not one single person has helped!
            I don’t understand what has happened to people, no kindness, no compassion, same neighbors see me struggle with walking dogs have even literally fallen couple of times, they just drive by don’t even slow down. Guess tonight is my pity party, I’ve been staying quiet about how bad it is because no body wants to be around when you are down and out. Bonus points for anyone who knows who wrote and sings that song lol.

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          • sandrashill

            The problem I’ve been having is that it’s not my back, it’s my butt and legs and the one place that my other back-related problem (which was felt in my left leg, not my back) generally felt best was in bed, but, with this new problem, sitting or lying down hurt both my buttocks and legs, so, at times, it’s been very hard to find a position to be in (or there simply was no good position).

            Thankfully, the fever seems to be trending downwards…I was actually at a normal temperature for part of the day, and, although it’s gone back up a bit now, it just shy of 100, which is better than the 101 I’ve been at around this time for the past few nights…

            I probably shouldn’t even be reading all of the comments about the stupid Level 60 thing…I’m SO bored with the endless repition and whining and, my personal favorite, indignance that somehow EA has done something terrible and robbed people of their bonus donuts, when, in fact, I think they’ve actually made it easier, even after the patch! Of course, my tolerance is always lower when I don’t feel well, so I’m afraid I’ve been a bit snippy in some of my replies (although, mostly, I’ve just held myself off from commenting much).

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          • sandrashill

            Oh, and thanks for your sympathy….probably should have started with that, lol!

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        • Hi Sandra, my experiences with back after lots of tests that if you have sciatica can cause pain all over your body.i was having major stomach pain also had ct scan results = back, chest pain test results – back. When you have back problems, pain can move all over your body. I know what you are going through and it totally sucks. When your body is in chronic pain a normal nights sleep just doesn’t feel like normal, your body is trying to heal and does best when you sleep so you don’t get normal benefit of sleep.
          All you can do is try to limit stress, and get more rest then normal, take it easy on back, good luck with that, I never seem to manage any of above. This move is totally messing with back, stress and trying to pack not to mention averaging 3 hours of sleep a night….. Want to have a pity party together?l lol

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      • Sorry – I misunderstood your question… Thanks for translating, Wysliss!

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    • Ohhh I feel your pain. It’s been uncommonly cool here in my neck of the woods (high 80s low 90s) but it’s already been 100+ this year and our summers are consistently 110+ 😓

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  16. What is this aspirational atuff yall talkin about?

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    • MAB The Great

      There are a couple of Aspirational items that can be bought for lots of cash – can’t remember what they cost but I think the most expensive is 10 million in-game cash. I think they can be found under the Building tab in the Buy menu but I have them so I can’t check that…

      The Aspirational buildings that are available are:
      World’s Largest Zirconia;
      Escalator to Nowhere;
      Popsicle Stick Skyscraper;
      50ft Magnifying Glass; &
      Fortress of Choclitude.
      (Think that’s all of them…)

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      • Krusty Burger Oil Rig. 🍔🍟🙂

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      • World’s Largest Zirconia; Still Aspiring…(unbelievable, I know)
        Escalator to Nowhere; CHECK!
        Popsicle Stick Skyscraper; CHECK!
        50ft Magnifying Glass; CHECK!
        Fortress of Choclitude; Still Aspiring…
        Krusty Oil Rig…Still Aspiring…

        What about the Sit-and-Rotate for 10m clams? Or is that one a different category? Anyway, STILL ASPIRING.

        Just about the time I get enough cash I’ve gotta lay out a bunch on some obsession….IRS building, Redwood Tree…so…LamBo, oh, sorry Dave, we can be broke together. And I don’t have a stack of sprinklies to show for it.

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        • Can relate, after 3 years or so finally managed to get the last of my insprationals (Wonka factory finished! ) but still have SH ($944M so far… dang traffic lights), and the IRS to finish upgrading, but have everything else including SAR and the Rig, and that stoopid tree (now advertised for sale inmy irregular Xmas tree yard 😉 and mountain of gold.

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        • (All good, no medal required, just sharing)

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        • MAB The Great

          Double D’oh!

          Forgot Sit and Rotate…
          😊😊😊

          All I can say in my defense is I’ve had them for some time so have forgotten what I got when…

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  17. Also, i see someone put, they hope they trigger lvl 60, well when does this happened? Im like on my 4th or 5th way thru 59 again lol

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  18. Guys, how can i buyba mystery box? Iv looked in all the things and sont see an option to buy, i jus want the damn lemon tree lol, its sad to see lower lvls with one..

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    • They’re gone. And Lemon Trees come in Mystery Boxes…not Buddha.

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    • MAB The Great

      They are still available

      Tap on the Buy icon (Hammer and saw – bottom right of the screen).
      Tap to expand the Buy menu (yellow >).
      Tap on golden Homer Buddha.
      Scroll to the very 1st Premium item: Mystery Box!

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      • MAB The Great

        Unless you have masses (& masses) of donuts (& are happy to buy even more) I’m not sure if it’s a good idea to buy them in the hopes of getting the Lemon Tree. You could buy loads of them and still not get it – or you could get it first time… I’ve never bought a Mystery Box so I’m not even sure if the lemon tree is even a possible ‘prize’ anymore…

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  19. Grrr, I thought I was gonna make it to the last prize on time but I’ve only got 32,000 and only 3 hours left! 😦
    If anyone has some extra prospectors, feel free to send them my way please! Also just cleared out 10 or 12 slots for new friends for anyone interested in helping. Thanks!
    Emma
    Emurphy318

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    • Yaaay! Thanks to all my new friends I made it! I got the price down to 5 donuts and happily bought it at the very last moment! Thank you all so much and look for some prospectors coming your way very soon! You totally just made my day, er, morning. Tomorrow is gonna suck sleep-wise, but it was totally worth it! Thanks again everyone, and thanks as always to the mods for such an awesome site. You guys rock!
      Emma

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    • I’m sorry I didn’t a chance to see this or I would have made it rain prospectors on you! Hope you made it.

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