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…..

Act 2 of the Sci-Fi Event hit our games last Tuesday…and let’s just say it’s made for an interesting week.  How’s your Chronons count coming?

Speaking of the Sci-Fi Event…what are you planning on doing with your event items?  Creating a dedicated area of your town or working stuff into your Springfield?  Or are you just planning on throwing it all in storage when it’s over?

Schools all across the US are either getting ready to start back up, or started back up last week.  How about where you’re located?  Have you (or your kids) started school yet?  Parents, are you enjoying the quiet tapping time?

How was your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?  Personally, we’re soaking up the last bit of summer fun and spending today at a Phillies game!  Likely our last family game for the season.

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!



378 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

    • I’m trying not to let that make me feel bad for not picking him up when he was made available for this event….I was really on the fence on that one! Maybe he’ll show up at a future yard sale for fewer donuts and I’ll snap him up then.


      • grimey and the forgotten grave? not only is he still in the store for another 10 days, but he’s a permanent character anyway (introduced with the level 51 update) and will undoubtedly be available in the store as usual after the event is over.


  1. I have found that with my kids getting older/more involved in school stuff (& my kids birthdays and holidays), I really can’t even do the standard 4 hours for events. I’m NOT happy, but just something you have to accept with being a mom of 3. Am I depressed that I can’t get all the prizes? Yes, but I just have to accept that my kids need me more. I feel guilty towards the game, but after being a gamer for 20 years, being a mom is seriously more important. Will I still play the events? Yes, but I can’t be as serious as I once was. That’s just my rant. Please don’t comment in a negative way. It just took me a little longer then others to understand that games aren’t as important as my kids (my kids never went without, but when the 4 hours came up they were basically ignored till I dealt with my 3 Simpsons accounts).

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    • i have two boys of my own, and they are a handful, to say the least… i could not imagine what a third would be like. that being said, i could not imagine having 3 tapped out accounts to maintain either. might i suggest whittling your gaming down to one account? that or hit up mary jo and find out her secret to maintaining 15 accounts….. 🙂


    • You’re right…your kids are WAY more important. 50 years from now, I’m sure you’ll cherish the time you spent with them more than you’ll regret, say, not getting President Lisa. You have my vote for having made the right decision (for whatever that’s worth)….yay, mom! 🙂

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    • I don’t suppose it’s an option to foster them with a friendly family member until they are 18…? Or boarding school…?

      (Can anyone tell that my children all have 4 legs and fur…?)

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  2. This is maybe a weird question, but I hit a billion REV awhile ago in SH, and since then I’ve kind of ignored it. However, I want to max out all my resources so the icons will stop showing up in the corner… What’s the best way to go about that, considering the way some resources cannibalize others? I feel like I can’t get ahead on any of them except furniture and coffee.


    • Start with ads and awards statues. Build until you have 199 of each and stop, then send everyone you have available for one last build. This will put you at 204 (or 206 if you have Bumbleman for statues and Blue-Haired Lawyer for ads). Then do pharmaceuticals (you’ll hit 206 with Jasper). Then do smart devices/cell phones (you’ll hit 206 with Frink). These are all the resources that require other resources to craft.

      Next do coffees. When you hit 199 coffees send everyone for one last push (Squeaky Voice Teen is the premium character here) but also at the same time send Number 1 on his 60m task, “Control the Latte Market”, at the Mountain Lodge (if you have it). This task is worth an additional 15 coffees. So you’ll end with either: 204 (basic characters), 206 (basic characters + Squeaky Voice Teen), 219 (basic characters + Number 1) or 221 (basic characters + SVT + Number 1)

      Lastly do furniture (206 with Otto), and yoga mats (206 with Disco Stu).

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  3. Just wondering if anyone knows: is there any advantage to continuing to upgrade buildings in the Springfield Heights after earning the Billionaires Haven?
    And does keeping all the ‘extra’ parts of the buildings out, instead of in storage add to the conform-o-meter?


    • I don’t know of any advantage to be gained by continuing to upgrade buildings once you’ve reached a billion REV. However, when a new expansion arrives for SH, if everything is upgraded you may get a head start towards the new prize(s).

      I’ve continued upgrading here and there but more to get rid of the upgrade symbols over my buildings than anything else. I’ve also used the Googleplex to ‘overstock’ my SH storage so when the new expansion comes I will have a head start on upgrading – especially my bottleneck items: yoga mats & lattes

      I don’t think the ‘extras’ add to your multiplier but they do count towards Vanity. If your Vanity is below 5 stars, put them out but otherwise you can store them…


    • I haven’t reached a billion, but I store all of SH buildings and only pull out what building I want to work on… and then back into storage it goes. I have a few heights buildings worked into my town, but most don’t really fit in. Added bonus…a whole empty area to fill up with what I like.


      • Did you know that all of the first wave of Springfield Heights buildings, plus the private islands from the second wave (once you’ve upgraded them to Level 2), have a hidden XP bonus multiplier? But the buildings have to be out to get the multiplier. So, if you didn’t know that already, you might want to reconsider storing those away…


        • Didn’t realize there were hidden bonuses in the buildings, will reconsider. Already at a 500% bonus and an XP multiplier, but every little bit helps. Love those LevelUp Bonuts!


  4. This one is directed at the Addicts or any of the mathy/statsy people out there…

    Statistically speaking, which are the appropriate bets to make for both Springfield Downs and the Go-Kart Track for the highest average rate of return? Used to be the longshot on the go-karts before they removed the $2.5M but now I don’t know. Input is most highly appreciated!


    • I don’t even pay attention I just pick the first one if I want the easy 2-1 odds it advertises or if I’m feeling lucky I pick further down. I’ve been playing for 200 years so I don’t really have to worry about money like I did in the early days. If that’s not mathy/statsy enough for you I dunno what is…. seriously I don’t know what is. I’m asking. 🍺😊


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