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…..

The Sci-Fi Event hit our games this past week, and holy smokes Stephen Hawking is in Springfield!  What are your initial thoughts on the event?


Well after 11 weeks we finally have our Bracket Challenge Winner!  What are your thoughts on the winning character? Think EA will listen to the will of the Addicts and add any of the characters?

Don’t forget about the contest!  We’ve been dropping words in posts for the last week…have you collected them all?  Submission for will be up early this week.

Planning on watching the Olympic Closing ceremony?  How’d your country do in the medal count?  Which event did you enjoy watching the most?

How was your weekend?  Summer is nearly over, do anything fun and exciting to soak up those last few weeks of those summer nights?

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!



281 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. Finger on the trigger

    😃 🇬🇧


  2. Just realised now that I’ve finished my Chocolate factory complete with twirly Towers, expanded my Soilent factory which includes the Pipeworks, and moved the Supercollider, Oil pump and Parking building to my Zenith Future city, my Springtania is technically without a Power Station anymore…
    Might have to invest in solar panels, any one else, inadvertently or otherwise, going for a “green” Springfield?


    • Mine is almost green, only have buildings have to have for high character tasks. I also try for a non violent SF, same only buildings I need.
      You can earn solar panels in Heights😉


      • I was thinking to incorporate the panels from SH into my small house farm (purely kept for neighbourinos to tap only… :), and maybe creating a small solar farm somewhere, already have a bit of a 12×12 design for one, but mats are so hard to come by!
        I never liked the idea of the Nuclear Power Plant as part of my Springtania, and have always tried to have them separated but incorporated…


        • I’ve never liked the power plant in town either, always try to keep it on very edge of town. Going to have to do some rearranging now that we got strip in back.


          • “strip in back”? Not sure your meaning. ..
            Even though I appreciate the need for Nuclear power, I also appreciate that power comes with great responsibility, and Springfield is way to, er, corrupt 😉


  3. Hey Everybody happy Saturday.
    I was signing out & went to main friend list to sync my game when I noticed a friend with all zeros for the event, checked & they hadn’t played in 12 weeks D’oh, went through and found 8 others, so thought I would write and say this is a quick way to update your friend list. Zeros and they aren’t playing……for those of you with 100 friends and waiting list might be worth a check. I now have some openings for the pep that I talk to here that aren’t yet on friend list😉
    Hope everyone is having a good weekend. Our house is finally quiet for the most part so all here are spending the weekend catching up on rest and relaxing. I myself have a couple of dates in mind with my bath tub and Dr Who on IPad for company. Time to feed kids (doggies) can’t say boys as one of Chewfred’s is a girl.

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  4. Got Sgt today a few days of down time now.

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  5. What triggers Reverend Lovejoy to start the Buddha’s Back quest line?


  6. Homer and the Barbarian version, Bart and Hugo, future Burns and Smithers and their present selves, many dichotomies, no wonder TSTO physics broke 😉
    Like the little EE’s with Hpmer’s skins, waiting for what’s next!


  7. Question long term players what do you do when you do not have any other land or they say you cannot add anything.?
    I have not been playing for more than 18 months & have got those messages that I should keep my town down. I like to have a lot of decorations for my town which probably counts. Then I think it is a oxymoron since they want us to spend donuts but not too much. Thanks for your input.


    • A couple of things…make sure that you’re not unnecessarily placing items that can’t be seen (like, if you’re putting a fence around a building, skip the fence pieces that would go behind the building and be hidden). Also, if you can replace, say, two short bushes with one longer one, do that.


    • For myself, I have a couple of suburbs (not house farms 😄) so when I run out of land I store some houses and use that space. When they give us more land I take the houses out of inventory again to earn some money…

      I haven’t reached the point of not being able to add anything without first removing something. Currently sitting at 5850 items and not noticing any lag etc but if I have more items out and start to notice it then I first go around removing any walls or items which are hidden by buildings so really don’t need to be there. Next if I have things like lots of small tracks I replace them with the longer tracks because it covers the same distance but uses half the items. Same works with replacing rows of single flowers with double flowers or replacing small hedges with large hedges etc. Same look, half the items.

      If I still need to remove more items then I often remove fences that aren’t totally necessary for my design or thin out some of my trees…

      Good luck 😃

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      • Thanks for the advice & currently at about 5900, so will look into it. I already store items that did not like already from past events. Hate to give up the areas of my town I am very fond of.

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