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. Season 27 of The Simpsons wrapped up last week, what was your favorite episode of Season 27?

The Wild West Event ends tomorrow (later in the day…instead of the usual 0800 GMT).  Did you enjoy the event?  Ready for it to be over?  What do you think will be next?

It’s Memorial Day Weekend here in the US, the unofficial start of summer! Have any plans this weekend?  Excited 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!



328 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. Happy Sunday everyone!


  2. Hello Happy Tappers!

    Well, I certainly hope we are all happy tappers. It has been some time (weeks?) since I’ve browsed around but had some down time at 10:59 pm here in New Mex, so I thought I’d say Hola!

    What’s up you may ask? Donuts for tapping FRIENDS! Yes! Finally. You’ll be seeing my handshakes, and I look forward to seeing who’s browsing around my little joyful corner of the universe.

    So….synopsis. My mother got me a fitbit alta for Mother’s Day. I think that’s how long it’s been since I’ve been around. 😦

    I am now officially insane. Do you know you can scan food labels, measure your food and track calorie intake versus output? Apparently, not the most accurate, but let’s just say I have yet to eat much ice cream at all. And that’s saying a lot for someone who would put down a pint in one sitting. We are also doing an exercise challenge together – 10k a Day. We walk/jog for 10km per day. This crazy thing actually counts your steps (again, somewhat unsure on the accuracy because sometimes I can walk across the house and it counts nothing, but….hey, walking down the hall isn’t exactly exercise). Anyway…..putting in 15-17,000 steps a day. This lame excuse is why I haven’t been on the site. I take the kids to the park every morning and then we walk the neighborhood every night and then I run after putting them to bed. So far – lost 14 pounds…..and I wasn’t even trying to do that….I just wanted to win the challenge. (I’m just a bit competitive…a bit…teensy bit).

    Other than that……TOTALLY LOVED DONUT DAY! Took my three little knee biters to Rita’s (a custom donut shop) where you pic your glaze and toppings just the way you like it. They got vanilla with gummy bears, and dare I say, the one bite I took….was damn good.

    Speaking of donuts….I SPLURGED, I tell you. Got the donut shop, donut truck, DONUT BOAT!!! I think the fact that tapping the donut boat makes it rain donuts worth every sprinkle I spent. Actually, I have to ignore how many sprinkles I spent for that ridiculous thing, but gosh darnit. I just love it. Now I have a cute little boardwalk area completely dedicated to all things donuts. Put the donut tray along the walkway with benches and a coffee kart out in front of the shoppe, with the boat at the end waiting to unload yummy bits of sugary goodness to blissful Springfielders.

    Hope this post finds you all well. I’ve been wondering how things have been going for everyone, so just wanted to take a minute….while I had one.

    AND….I bought a car. Totally forgot. This might be the most practically important news of all. About a year ago my car got torched. Nope, not kidding. Literally burned to the ground. It was CRAZY. In 30 minutes the entire inside of my vehicle melted to a glob of metal. (If anyone has ever melted a pot on the stove, you will know what I’m talking about on a small scale….just multiply that by like….1,000). So, car gone.

    My gracious mother had a little Ranger truck she’s kept to help friends move and haul stuff and such, so for about a YEAR, me and my THREE kids have been riding around in this little ranger. After searching FOREVER….because cars, well, they are damn expensive. I found a beautiful little cheap Volvo….now are you ready? It’s old, I mean not classic, but old…2002….and are you ready for it? 69.5k miles. YES. That is NOT a typo.

    One more time….sixty nine thousand five hundred ORIGINAL ACTUAL MILES. The thing is like brand spanking new. So I found the steal of the century, my kids now don’t have to climb in the truck…and it has a sunroof people.

    So, I’m out 4k, no longer have to drive a truck with all the kids, have lost almost 15 pounds, have bought up boatloads of premium items (literally, a BOAT!) and that’s my $0.02 contribution for this week.

    Plus, being from New Mexico – I just gotta say – Red or Green? It is the Chiliad afterall. SBGIBBS… know you love growing chile on the farm!

    Hasta Luego!

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    • Yikes on the torched car, but congrats on the new one! My husband and I both drive 2001 Toyotas (mine’s a Corolla, his an Echo), each worth about 75,000 miles on them. We did buy them new, though…we’re both the kind if people who buy cars and then drive them until they’re “done.”

      Congrats on all of the fitness stuff…I haven’t seen the inside of my fitness club in about a month, thanks to the flu I had and all of the weekend time I’ve had to spend in the office purging and packing stuff. I’m hoping to finally get there today, but it’s so nasty and rainy out that I kinda just want to burrow in my bed and not go anywhere… So, we’ll see.

      Time to go see if the new Open Thread is open yet…hope to see you there! 😉


    • Oh, and the idea of a vanilla donut with gummy bears on it makes my teeth ache! Not sure that sounds like a winning combination to me…I like gummy bears, but on a donut? Ummmm….no, thanks. 😛


  3. Happy Donut Day y’all! And let me tell you, the name did. not. lie. Opened my game to a daily challenge for 6 donuts, then the free 15 popped up, I finished the bloaters at the squidport quest I’d put off for another 5, then bought a tray of 132, followed by a stack of 60. I had my sister scratch the scratch-rs because she’s luckier than me and got 12, 9, and 9 sprinklies respectively. Grand total: up 237 donuts…….mmmmmmmmm *drool*

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  4. Thought you guys might like this and that wookie might find it interesting for his simpsons news


  5. Dear EA, I desperately want (and need) more land for all your wonderful stuff. Pretty please with a cherry on top, could you add more lamd soon? I’m running out of space..

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  6. It’s raining donuts. 15 free sprinkles for everyone!!!!


  7. Well, bit of a Cube update…
    I finally made the Billionaire club (congrats to all recent members, Brit, Swiss, Sliq, an’ all ;)!
    Minor shuffling and placing and I’ve managed to fit the “playground” where I wanted it, and now have the mammoth task of making SH look vaguely part of Springfield…
    After 3 years or so, finally feel like I’ve caught up after managing all aspirationals, no longer having to cash mine anymore I’m a bit unsure of where to spend cash next after finishing upgrading the Tax Office…
    More land I suppose, I probably have only 2/3 rds of all available, that way I could spread out a bit. I have also been purchasing boardwalk to expand space there as well.
    But thoughts, once you’ve bought everything what do YOU buy?

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  8. For those whose who have the street sweeper mine seems locked on the dirt roads in my old town. I cannot get it out of there. Yesterday it was the dinasour also till I put it to inventory & returned it several times. Any one else is seeng this?


    • Mine has been floating around dirt for a bit, maybe the poor thing is desperately trying to scrub them into roads 😉 Haven’t tried storing and replacing, maybe that could help?


      • I tried to do that, but it wouldn’t let me store it…got the “Sorry, hoarder” message, which I thought was ridiculous, considering it was even a premium purchase! So, I wonder if it keeps the Simpson’s house and the lemon tree company of you try to nuke your town? (I may never know, since I certainly never intend to do that, ever.)


    • Yes!!! I had just two squares of dirt road leading up to the entrance of Bloodbath Gulch (the rest is plain dirt) and I had to get rid of them (change them to plain dirt) or muy street sweeper would just stay there all day! Stampy seemed to be gravitating to that spot, too.


      • Josephine Kick@$$

        I really like the dirt roads, I hope they can manage to code the street sweeper to only stay on paved streets. I removed my dirt roads around the Gulch, I’m hoping when I put them back it works properly 😀

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  9. The new mini-event got me thinking: if ciara can summon the chili cook-off and space coyote, maybe I can summon something I want into the game. So here goes.

    Oh mysterious EA, bring me Pinchy the lobster. I need Mr. Pinchy in the game, preferably as a playable character like Furious D or Plopper. Give him tasks like becoming a free range lobster, splashing Homer in the kiddie pool, a walk on the beach with Homer, and finally “a nice, hot bath”. I’ll even take an NPC. Just bring me Pinchy……..Pinchyyyyyy……Piiiiiinchy the lobsterrrrrrrr.

    Worth a shot, right? 😉

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  10. So, hooray for bonuts returning during neighbour visits – got 3 last night! Ran across something very interesting though. Visited a neighbour whose name didn’t really ring a bell once way or the other (not a big helper for events or anything for sure)….I have made no changes to my neighbour list added or deleted in at least a month, and when I visit, I normally hit all towns so I’ve seen ’em all. This guy’s town is suddenly just a fairly small green square with debris and Homer. First thought is, maybe he nuked, but there isn’t even a Simpsons house (can you nuke that?) and also, I look and he’s at level 1. At that point in the game, I don’t think you even can get neighbours. What’s the deal with this player/town? Hacked, unfortunate really messed up rollback?…..?? Thoughts anyone?

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    • That’s really strange. I’ve never nuked so I have no idea. I would hate to think someone got rolled back but it could be…..

      On a totally unrelated note: do you play yahtzee with buddies by any chance? I ask because I’ve been playing someone with the name joinottawa with Marge as their icon and I read that you’re in that part of the province. So I wondered if it was you (otherwise it’s a really interesting coincidence and I’ll ask them if they play TSTO!)


      • That’s funny, but no, not me. I’m not that big a Simpsons fan. She’s probably an old lady with one of those blue hair rinses, LOL.


        • LOL, could be 😂 I figured it wasn’t you, seeing as you’d have probably recognized me because I have the same user there. I’ll have to ask if they’re a tapper as well though. And I never knew you weren’t really a fan; I guess I just assumed that everyone that played was into the show. But now my curiosity is piqued: do you mind if I ask how you got into the game?


    • Keep an eye on them. I’d guess the game got messed up somehow, maybe at EA’s end. If so, then they’ll probably fix it.

      When you nuke, no you can’t store the Simpsons house nor a few other items, like the Lemon tree. Also, if you nuke the square doesn’t get smaller, it’s whatever size of land that you bought. I’ve nuked in my second game maybe twice. lol.


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