Addicts Open Thread

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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 airs tonight…what do you think will happen in the new episode?

Act 2 of Halloween is in full swing.  Are you enjoying the second act?  How are you doing in the prize track?

How was your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?  All I have to say is CUBBIES!!!

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!


Homer’s got a solid Bender Costume this year….

312 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. One of my neighbors springfielder’s are all zombies! How’d they get them like that?

  2. I was able to get back in at 7:00 am Chicago time

  3. Server seems to be back up

  4. Saturday night 11 pm EST. Anyone else suddenly booted from their account and can’t get back in, EA servers seem down, including password reset link….?

  5. So ummm anyone else having issues signing in? I was logged on, booted off, and now there’s an error with login

  6. Both games in our household have logged us out and get an error upon trying to log back in. At the moment game is only allowing us to restart by playing anonymously. I haven’t seen any other posts or comments about this just yet. Uninstalling and reinstalling does nothing to fix the issue. Anyone else?

  7. I’d like to see:
    I’d like to be able to zoom out farther to look at my whole town.
    I’d like to be able to ride other peoples monorails
    I’d like to visit Springfield’s that aren’t my friends, but who have the best set ups of all of us, like longest monorail, most property value, largest sq. footage, largest krustyland, etc.

    The games been around for long enough that some folks have to have some pretty sweet S’fields.

    • I second all of those suggestions…i would add that when you enter the hub for your neighbor visits, I would like to be able to swipe left from the beginning(other springfield) and go directly to the end of my neighbor list.

      • Hi neighbour, 😀 I like that idea too. I have an idea that might help a little bit. If you click on the Bart and Milhouse icon, then click the medal icon (that brings up the Springfield Heights leaderboard) you can click on your neighbours name on that list and it takes you to their town. I guess it’s a little faster than scrolling through the names the usual way. I hope that helps 🐱🌟🌸

      • Hi again Justin, I just actually noticed something..I’m not sure if it’s a new feature or whether I have just never noticed before, but… I just visited my ‘other Springfield’ town and in the top left corner (where the street sign is to skip to the next neighbour) rather than tapping the right arrow I tapped the arrow on the left and it took me to my neighbours land who is at the end of my neighbour list/end of the alphabet. Yay. 🐱🌸😛 I hope it works for you too. 🌟

    • To ride other monorail, just tap one of their stations.

    • At least one of your wishes has come true…

      You can ride your neighbours monorail. Just tap on one of the stations and a pop-up should appear giving you the option to ‘Ride’. Sometimes takes 3 or 4 taps for me to find the right spot to get the pop-up but it is there…

    • You *can* ride other people’s monorails! Just tap on the station and take a ride! 🙂

  8. Noticed a few tappers say they have completed the MAG track. How comes ? I would have thought you need to progress through Act 3 to collect the required amount. Maybe I’m playing the game wrong or have they achieved this by buying all the prizes that give MAG points. Still wouldn’t thought that would be enough ?

  9. Does anyone know about a game by teens: tag yourself? I found a paper in my daughters school papers, with this title, and it disturbs me by what was written. At first I thought someone gave it to her but i actually think she wrote it, that bothers me more!

    • I’m a teen so maybe I could help decode….what was on the paper? I know there was a tag yourself meme that circulated awhile ago where there are characters listed with attributes underneath them and you chose the one that you’re most like, wherein the “tag” part referred to tagging someone on social media, but that the only thing I can think of

      • Thank you! I think this may be what I found. She is 15, just started HS. #1 says: wants to die. That’s what scared me most. I’m going to talk to her about it! If you have any thoughts on what I should say I appreciate it. It’s been a long time since I was a teen and I was kind of suicidal when I was.

        • I can really relate to what you are saying. I was suicidal at 17 and my mother sent me off to a psychologist who held group sessions. It was the best thing for me at the time.
          Although she was a welfare officer at the time, there was no way she could handle this herself. Hope this helps. Please feel free to continue this conversation. I’m more than happy to offer any assistance, if appropriate.

    • I asked my girl about it and she said her friend wrote it and it’s a meme thing! Thank you both for your help!

  10. Just a heads up, although I saw a notification comment from someone on Facebook as well, the page for Should I Spend Donuts On the House on Scary Hill? link goes nowhere, through Facebook, or this site. Page not found.

  11. In Act 1, I posted that I had suddenly run out of winged beasties with about a week to spare, and worried I wasn’t going to make the final prize. I concluded that it was my fault for not visiting friends’ town, and/or that I was going potty.

    Act 2; same thing now happened; barely any flying horrors coming to pay me a visit. Now; what’s all that about then? It’s definitely dropped off since last week.

    • Are you checking into the game every 4 hours, doing dail tasks, visiting neighbors, putting characters to fight the monsters( you csn put up to three characters to one monster, I didn’t realize this till about 3-4 days ago), send kids to trick o treat every 4 hours…Well hope this helps you.

  12. Fairly odd running joke on this site thanks to the event. (well Ok, maybe not running, but at least jogging)

    Time of Death 3:16am

    Stone Cold Steve Austin would be proud. (No, I didn’t time it for this to happen, it just happened lol)

  13. Not sure if this is something new, just never noticed it happening before. I have the Superhero beach house thanks to the last sale, and it seems Frankie the Squealer’s one hour task, now uses that building. When putting him on the task, the visual for the building changes, and when tap on the building it shows no indication of anyone using the building, yet Frankie stands outside, right at the door. Could be coincidence and maybe someone else’s 1 hour task is utilizing the building, just seems coincidental.

    • Suspicions confirmed, after the hour was up, I purposely waited for Frankie to leave the building area. Started the 1 hour task again, and yup, he went back to the building.

  14. Due to a medical issue, I am really behind in Act 2. I guess the only thing that is inevitable is taxes.

  15. Josephine Kick@$$

    I would like to buy Helter Skeleter, but not if it’s only an NPC. Thank you😀

  16. Have to say this because it sounds so weird.

    I’m about 8 hours from Death.

    Grateful to be a part of a group that understands exactly what I mean. 🙂

  17. It has taken me over a week to accumulate 700 obols for a cave that does nowt.😢

  18. Hi All,

    Firstly, thank you to all my long time loyal neighbours 🙂
    Thank you as well to all my new neighbours 🙂

    I’ve had a sudden rush of lots of new neighbour requests..
    If you have sent a request and I have not yet accepted,
    I’m sorry, it’s only because I am now at the maximum.
    But thank you too all of you for thinking of me as a neighbour.

    My last 4 spots have been filled:
    Welcome: Brooders, BigPhil, Ebron and Pinkviper

    I am tidying my neighbour list to make more room but all my neighbours are nice neighbours and active (except for about 4) who have not played in ages but they have such amazing towns that I just can’t delete them.
    In the hope that they’ll return..

    One again, Thank you and sorry.

    -kitty 🙂

    • Hey new neighbourino, ‘pologies I haven’t been visiting, life’s been good at interrupting my addiction 🙁

      • Hi neighbour, aw that’s okay, no need to apologise 😀 My “ice CUBE Land” is still there 😀 happy Saturday, how has your weekend been so far? 🐱🌸🌟

      • Ditto. But I finally got around to everyone today! 🙂

  19. Woot woot!!!! So far we have 3 girls and 1 little boy!! Puppies are the cuties!!

  20. It would be nice if they brought back the Stone Cutter members and the scrolls. I lost the scrolls back a long time ago and wasn’t able to retrieve them back, and there are some Stone Cutters I don’t have.
    EA keeps bringing back things from the past the nothing for the Stone Cutters. Too bad.

  21. Got Shauna today, glad to see a new character that I did not have that is not Halloween related. Not much for the spooky stuff actually have slowed myself down for the event since not so interested in the prizes & prefer not to have some of them in my town.
    So each to their own & happy week to all.

  22. Is anyone having issues since the Act 2 started with visiting friends. I go to a friend’s town. Sometimes I can visit 3 before it crashes, sometimes just one, sometimes I’m in the middle of a town and it goes down. Most times, it registers that I clicked something, I get the clapboards and money, and I’m done there. But its happening more and more frequently that I click a camera, get the stuff, it gets added to my count, but when it crashes, it doesn’t registered that I’ve hit anything on that town from the town selection screen. I go into the town and the buildings I’ve just hit are no longer available to hit (it’s registered that I’ve hit them, but not at the same time). What is going on? This is getting so unbelievably frustrating.

  23. Hi everyone!
    I’ve been saving my donuts for black friday, I am not a premium player so I expect to buy good items. Can anybody suggest some of the items you guys liked the most? Regards!!

    • I’m freemium also and Black Friday is like Christmas to me. So stoked for this year.

      Based on what was offered last year I got a good deal on Dr Nick, SLH and, I think, Shauna. The supercollider was on sale and I brought it but assumed the black hole came with it but it didn’t. (I wound up getting one anyway from the black hole event that just recently happened) Also picked up Luann and the cracker factory.

      I’d really like to see Otto and Disco Stu on sale myself.

      Here’s a link to one of the Black Friday posts. I think some of the comments will give you a good idea of what the hot items were.

  24. I just want to say hi and thank you for your great work on the site. I love the new monthly video – very engaging and fun (Pat you are infectiously funny) and Alissa really enjoying this revealing aspect of you and your entertaining interactions with Pat and now Safi. It was sweet to see Riley join in this month too. A great hour of fun banter between 3 people with great chemistry. Thanks for a very enjoyable hourish.

    I have really appreciated this blog and Alissa, Wookie, and Bunny’s contributions since I discovered it in 2013. It has ceaselessly helped me to master TSTO more satisfactorily without losing any footing in my real life; the hints, tips, etc cut through so much time wasting head scratching. I’m really grateful for that as this game has been a great counterpoint to a very stressful life in recent years.

    All that said, I love the evolution from the past history into the current evolving freshness of TSTOAddicts with Pat’s signature style and humor, Safi’s signature inventiveness and humor, and Totbox’s amusing and encyclopaedic TBT posts. It reads like a wonderful collaboration. Congratulations! Well done!

  25. my suggestion for the game:
    All this NPC should become at least “poorly playable characters”

    Like just getting only one 24h task or two with earning at least some game cash. If they even would earn 100 per 24h…. better than nothing!
    Like 24h do-something (same as they do now, outdoor task)
    and 24h do-nothing (indoor task, just hide somewhere)
    Their task descriptions could of course be funny, too.
    Their 24h do-nothing-task e.g. could be “protest against NPC existence” at City Hall.

    This might help people buying kind of these characters. And on the other hand hide them for one day if you do not want to see them all the time
    … and of course earning at least some GC.

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