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 the season finale!  Can you believe Season 27 is over already?  What was your favorite episode of the season?

Level 60 hit last week…along with the announcement that it would be the end of Level updates.  Have you been freaking out about it?  Or excited about the next changes?

Act 3 of the Wild West Event hit last week as well.  Are you remembering there’s still Wild West Bandits to capture?  How are you doing with Act 3 so far?  Ready for the end of the Wild West?

How was your weekend? Do anything fun and exciting?  Gearing up for summer?

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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670 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. For me the game is over. I have all the characters, all the buildings, tons of cash etc. I am level 172 at the moment. I will not be visiting neighbors often. Maybe 2x a month. If you want to delete me, that is ok. I am still gonna play here and there to level up,but not much else. I am playing other things now. Happy Tapping everyone 🙂

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    • So you’re not interested in getting the new characters and items that will be coming out via events?

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    • Can’t say as I blame you. All the events are repetitive. Event currency (that always gets wasted toward the end of the event), acts & crafting, drop characters (nerds, fans, bandits, etc, etc) of some type in neighbor towns, tap them in your towns. Would it kill them to try something different? They peaked with The Stonecutters & that was 2 yrs ago. I’d be happy going back to tapping or vacuuming gremlins, ghosts, & zombies. Or zapping bunnies.

      I hate the daily challenges that involve SH. I have to buy some POS item I don’t even want to spend lattes. yoga mats, etc to make create room under the cap to do the challenge.

      tonflo1

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      • If you don’t want a Springfield Heights daily task, then just x out of it! You’re never forced to do one of those, you know…

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        • I know but sometimes you reject one & get stuck with the next one. I’ve been playing for almost 4 yrs, I’m not an idiot.

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          • sandrashill

            But you can reject the next one, too!

            As for whether or not you’re an idiot, I don’t know you well enough to judge. But I do think your response was a bit rude, considering I had taken the time and effort to post a reply for no other reason than to try to help you.

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          • Tony Flores

            Lighten up Francis.

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          • sandrashill

            Well, thanks for clearing up the previous question! 🙂

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          • Tony Flores

            There was no previous question & your initial response could also be construed as rude by pointing out the obvious as though I was oblivious to playing the game. Hence my statement that I am not an idiot.

            And since you didn’t get my reference, go watch the movie Stripes.

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          • sandrashill

            Oh, I got your snide reference…and, yes, there had been a question I had said in my previous reply that I couldn’t answer because I didn’t have enough info about you, but your replies cleared that right up for me. (Think about it….)

            There was absolutely nothing rude about my original reply – I was genuinely trying to be helpful (and, when doing so, I usually find it’s better to err on the side of telling someone something that they might already know, rather than take the chance that they didn’t, which most people seem to understand and appreciate).

            But, don’t worry – I won’t ever be troubling you again with one of my “rude” replied to a problem/concern you’re having…. I’d rather spend the effort on people who know how to be appreciative for the attempt, rather than ungrateful and unpleasant.

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  2. vanessamy2542

    NOOOOOOOOO REAL MADRID AGAIN NOOOOOOOOOO

    And with Cristiano Ronaldo 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

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  3. Testing. Ignore me, those of you don’t already, lol. 🙂

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  4. Hey hey happy Friday, tappers!

    Just got Carl’s Dad Caverns and I totally love it. I’m a huge fan of puns and word play so I’ll admit that I laughed way too hard when I first saw that particular episode. Debating on picking up Buck McCoy or prairie maggie…..buying luke stetson last act left me with just under 80 donuts so I might treat myself and replenish the stash a la google play card. Other than that, I’m just about ready to say “happy trails” to the wild west. I’m not a huge cowboy fan but the event was still fun and nicely paced. I’d love to see some kind of summer blowout event next with barbecues, water guns, and the return of ice cream man homer. Or maybe an animal themed event (but really I just want pinchy because of a special memory with my dad)

    Non-simpsons wise: I’m the best big sister ever because I scored meet and greet tickets to an event with a guy my sister has a huge crush on for her 16th birthday. She’s over the moon right now and I’m happy because she’s happy. She totally deserves it. I also had a couple of good days this week health wise and managed to get a lot of school work done. So far I’m loving hamlet and have made good progress on a sculpture I’m working on.

    But most of all, I really want to say thank you to everyone here in the comments (moderators included) for making me feel so welcome and for being so kind. I’ve had to take a hiatus from twitter due to some…..nastiness from “friends” and as a result I’ve been kind of down. But everyone here is so nice and I really appreciate all the thoughtfulness and positivity. So THANK YOU all for being so awesome ❤

    Wow, this ended up waaaaaaaay longer than intended so if you’ve made it this far, here’s a donut to say thanks for reading 🍩

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  5. I sent the sarcastic guy on his check the plumbing task and he went into the bad dream house so I’m just gonna keep setting him on the same task for awhile, until I get tired of seeing that house animated. 🙂

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  6. I hope they change the Forgotten-Gold-Treasure so you can change the decoration “skins” – I preferred the skin with just the cross and scull.

    I’ve missed getting friend visit donuts and event bonuts. 😦 meh, bloooring.
    I’ve been really busy in RL so it was a bit weird to have such an easy event.
    I haven’t missed out on any of the prizes. Most days I’ve only had a chance to play once, usually in the evenings, and I got Carl’s Dad’s Cavern today.

    After level 61 hit I’ve cleared about two levels a day by just collecting from buildings and jobs. It’ll still be a long while before I get to level 939 😀

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  7. Don’t know where best to put this, so I figured here might be good.

    I would like to apologize to my neighbors and hope everyone will bear with me. (I’m canid88.) My tablet yesterday has gone on strike and refuses to power on. I have insurance on it but I have no idea if it can be fixed or how long it will be in the shop. In the meantime I’ve downloaded bluestacks so I can continue playing. (Working off a laptop instead of a touch screen tablet is hard and super slow going!)

    Please neighbors, while appreciated, you do not need to drop off any prospectors in my town. Trying to tap prospectors when playing through bluestacks is almost near impossible, also it makes me shout a lot of unkind words at my laptop. LOL! I’ll do my best to unload my cached prospectors as soon as I can to help neighbors in need. Sorry and thanks neighbors.

    I’m so frustrated by the loss of my tablet I’m really contemplating breaking down and buying a cheap-ish tablet to fill in while mine is out of commission. Grr!

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  8. So happy news of the week is that I have a teaching job finally. Had an interview today which went really well and I start after my teacher training course finishes on 1st July. TSTO got a bit abandoned this week as I’ve been frantically planning away for lessons and other pieces of work. Next week is half term so I can catch up a bit.

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    • Congratulations – that’s great!!! 🤗🎉🎉🎉

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      • Thanks Sandra, I still haven’t come back down to Earth more than 9 hours after being told. Somehow I don’t think I’ll be sleeping well tonight- way too excited. At least I can have a tapped out session for a bit tonight.

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    • Been watching that dream unfold here for a while Nessy, after those interviews you described it’s great to hear!

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  9. LOL
    Is there a difference between the Horse Trough or Barrel that costs 10 donuts which are from Act 1, AND,
    the same items / cost which are from Act 2?

    I had to look twice, nay, I had to look thrice to confirm (IMHO) they are exactly the same items – just named differently.

    Completionists UNITE! Buy one of each.

    😂😂😂😂

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  10. The following comment is not meant as a dig at anyone, it’s merely an observation, so please don’t let Homer lasso me & ride me out of town😊…..I will never understand why some players, before the current event is even over, are always hankering after ‘the next thing’. Wanting to know what we’re getting next & how long it’ll be til the next event. I much prefer to have at least a fortnight’s break or more between events. I use this time to decorate/incorporate some/all the new items in my Springfield, revisit some of the new tasks and, dare I say it……have a wee break from tapping😳🙊. I hope the aforementioned tappers are not the very same who rush everything through with Donuts then complain that they are bored. It really baffles me. Addicts take a deep breath, sit back and enjoy. Be a tortoise for a change. No need to always be the hare (look what happened to him anyway)…..💜X

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    • It’s human nature to always want to know what’s next.

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    • I agree with you – I like getting a break between events to get caught up on the questlines, do some decorating with event items (although, for this event, having finished most of it already, I’ve already started with the decorating), etc.

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    • I always want to know what’s next, I like speculating & hearing others speculation. I wouldn’t want to literally know exactly what’s coming bc it wouldn’t be as fun. But I can’t say I wouldn’t read it 😉 I (typically) get bored in between events. But I totally understand others wanting down time. As opposed to feeling like they have to play or they won’t get a prize or whatnot, also to redecorate. I rarely, extremely rarely, rush things with donuts & never to speed up an event. Only if I’ve barely missed the last prize (also rare). I’m done w/this event now, I’m not bored though. I’m just getting even more resources to get even more rocks. Like I don’t have enough 😂. I initially hated the rocks but now I’m rockin on. Using them for all sorts of things! Oh & btw I love the way you said “a fort night” I love saying that & never hear it said.

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  11. I haven’t been able to follow the TO sites as closely as usual this week, but I seem to be seeing a lot of backlash on the googolplex theater. I would just like to go on record as saying that I *adore* the googolplex theater. Finally, finally a way to “set and forget” SH supplies. Finally! I don’t have to send eight characters on teeny little inconvenient tasks just to make an advertisement or two. Finally!
    Is it expensive? Sure, but I have in game cash coming out of my ears, I don’t care! Is the hourly production time a little low? Yeah, but way more than what I was producing before, which dropped rapidly to zero after I got to a billion.
    Best part is, I can build a stockpile over the storage limit, now. Finally! The limit was one of the most frustrating things in the game. There’s no limit on the cash I can stockpile, so why these other currencies? Why?! I loathed having to stop halfway through building a fence because I burned through the measly 200 things I’m allowed to have. It might take a little while, but now I can save up and build my fencing all at once. Glorious day!
    Okay, I’m done now. It’s been a terrible week, I just wanted to be positive about something.

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  12. Tracy - 1ltwoody920

    Bottom line, a Patch is supposedly coming and I supposedly will receive a call back and I will be charged if I personally call the Help Line.
    Too Darn Late to worry about it.
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    Gil Deal Duff Gardens EA “Help” Transcript
    Zaldy: Thanks for contacting EA Customer Experience, my name is Zaldy. How may I assist you today?
    you: I have been in contact, but the issue is not resolved. Duff Gardens Gil Deal has disappeared from my game and the opportunity disappears in about 6 hours
    Zaldy: Hi there how can i help you?
    Zaldy: Hi there before we proceed can i have your name so i can address you properly please?
    you: Tracy 1ltwoody929
    you: correction 1ltwoody920
    Zaldy: Nice to meet you Tracy, base on your concern i found that you are having the known issue for “The Simpsons: Tapped Out”
    you: The Game is correct. The issue is a “Gil Deal to purchase Duff GArdens has disappered
    Zaldy: Upon checking the developers, I would like to kindly ask you to create a forum thread through the EA Answers HQ forums for us to gather all the information about this issue so we can have it raised to the Studio experts and for us to find a possible fix for it.
    you: Many, many players have this issue. Some have contacted EA and EA has restored the Gil Deal. That is what I desire be done for me. What will that take.
    Zaldy: And just to help you i will be contacting the developers regarding for the patch that they will release to fix that issue.
    Zaldy: I do apologized for that however the developer already creating a patch to fix that problem Tracy and base on our information they will release it by this week.
    you: O.K. so I can pass this information on to the Forum which I belong? TSTO Addicts
    Zaldy: Yes so they can give you a possible solution for that and so the developers can see your concern too Tracy.
    you: A “possible” solution or an “assured” solution? As I previously stated, some people have phone chat and had this issue resolved at that time. I gather that you do not have the power to resolve this issue for me?
    Zaldy: To be honest we don’t have the tools for that to fi it and that’s why i will forward this case to our In-Game specialist so you don’t need to contact them and they will be the one to contact you Tracy.
    you: Alright. How and when will they contact me / should I expect contact
    Zaldy: You will expect the contact regarding from our specialist after this chat within 15-30 minutes or more but i assure you they will be contacting you via email Tracy.
    you: Thank-you. And you have a phone contact? Or will it be a live chat request?
    Zaldy: And if you want to contact them without charging Tracy.
    Zaldy: Kindly go to help.ea.com.
    Login to your account.
    Click on Help with a Game and then scroll down to the bottom of the page.
    Click on the orange Contact Us button.
    Provide some details regarding the issue.
    Just click on Next to proceed until you would be given an option on how you would like to be contacted. ( Please choose Call Me ).
    Zaldy: We have a hotline but it will charge you Tracy.
    you: I see – your mistake, my payment. Again, will they be contacting me via email or phone. Do I need to stand by my computer or phone?
    Zaldy: The specialist is only available in email Tracy and you can usually contact the phone support so they can forward you directly to them. 🙂
    you: fine, I will go back online and request a contact. Thank you.
    info: Your chat transcript will be sent to xxxxxxxxxxx at the end of your chat session.
    Zaldy: By the way Tracy.
    Zaldy: Kindly please save this case number 23920840 because you will need this once the specialist contacted you.
    you: I will – thank you and good night

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    • I really think & hope they’ll re-release the Gil Deal & that’s the patch. I had this happen to me with president Nixon and I REALLY wanted him. But only me, so no resolution. With this issue, they’ve received many complaints, so many. I think they’ll do something. Granted only time will tell. I hope everyone who wants Duff Gardens can get it.

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    • 24 hours later – no phone call, no email.
      Maybe, MAYBE, a patch will come through.
      One thing is certain, tomorrow the sun will rise in the east.

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      • I received a response!
        Basically, asking if my issue (whatever it might be) has been resolved – if not, mean return to the issues page and go to my case number.

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      • “One thing is certain, tomorrow the sun will rise in the east”

        Haha! Well said. I hope they re-release it for you… and the massive amounts of other people who missed it. How hard can it be for them to re-release it! People are begging to give them money! Granted idk how it works behind the scenes…maybe it’s a long arduous process. Just seems like a pretty simple solution.

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        • My guess is that maybe they’re waiting for the event takedown update, rather than push out a separate update, since people have been complaining that the updates during this event are so huge that each time it caused some people problems with space on their device to do the update.

          But that’s just a guess! 🙂

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    • Did the specialist contact you, and were you able to get Gil?
      Im still waiting for EA to get back to me, but I know the offer has expired :S

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  13. As far as the Gil deal I contacted EA end of last week & they resolved it. They were very courteous & apologetic that it did not resolve the first time I contacted them. I called them twice in 24 hours & got the solution I wanted. Suggest one is proactive for themselves.

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  14. Is anyone else having problems getting the game to start?? All I get is a blank black screen & it never loads. Uninstalled & reinstalled & got the Fox EA Gracie mini-splash page a couple of times, but is back to just a blank black screen now. Android version. Bluestacks if giving me a bunch of Bart cannot connect to server screens. More of my bad luck or is it widespread?

    Thank you,

    tonflo1

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  15. Daily Challenge – I have noticed that I have a mystery surprise after 5 days of daily challenges? Anyone else?

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  16. Some big questions I’m hoping someone can answer.
    1/ was anyone with the missing Gil deal glitch able to successfully get it back after contacting EA?
    2/ is anyone getting donuts from daily neighbor visits ? I’ve tapped all 100 neighbors daily and haven’t got a single donut since the start of the Wild West event.
    3/ I’ve read on a few posts here about the Springfield Heights buildings adding to the bonus XP multiplier? I’ve taken all my SH buildings out of storage and it doesn’t seem to make a difference to my bonus XP percentage. ?
    Any answers would be greatly appreciated, many thanks.

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    • Charles – No donuts for me either. I stopped visiting neighbors because of this. I only go there to dump my prospectors. You only get a dozen neighbors that give currency and then it switches back to money and xp which is very very time prohibitive. There is also a severe cut back on the daily challenge giving donuts VS. event currency.

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    • The Springfield Heights buildings do add to your XP, but it will not be reflected in the number you see. You can always check by collecting one building that generates fast, say the Kwikemart or a brown house. Make a note of how much you got in XP. Then bring out your SH buildings and then collect the same building and note what you got. You will see it is more with the SH out.

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      • Thanks for your reply! I will test your suggestion, although I’m sure your right 🙂
        Major resign coming to accommodate a few more massive SH buildings!!

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    • 1. No.
      2. No.
      3. That’s because it’s a *hidden* bonus XP-only multiplier. The bonus multiplier number that you normally see multiplies both XP *and* cash. If you want to see it in action, wait until you have two white houses ready to be tapped. Make a note of how much XP you have. Tap one house. See how much XP you earned. Then put a few SH modern mansions or business centers (or garages) in storage. Then tap the other white house and see how much XP you earned that time. (Go by the number on the meter, rather than by trying to read the floaty info.) You should see a definite difference between the yield on the two taps.

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  17. Just a heads up to all tappers that have Prarie Maggie.

    Her 8-hour task “Befriend WIld Animals”, although it is an outside/visual task, she still becomes one with the house. After starting the task, I can click her, and it shows the task name and time, but if I go to store her, it will not let me. Just to see if I was just hitting the house and not her by mistake, I greyed out buildings. Surprisingly, Maggie was greyed out also, so she is considered inside the Simpson house even though it is an outside/visual task.

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