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 Simpsons are back this week..and in a big way!  This week is the first ever 1hr episode of The Simpsons.  Will you be watching?

The Homer the Heretic mini event wraps up this week.  Have you earned all of the prizes?  What were your thoughts on the event?  What do you think will hit next?

A new episode of Addicts Live aired yesterday, what’s your take on the new episode?

How was your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?

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!


217 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. I just tried to post this, but I didn’t see it show up so I’m sorry if I posted this twice…
    First time poster here. I just have a question, I have googled it with no results. I’m level 111 and I’ve noticed that there are many quests that are listed under my ‘characters’ and ‘buildings’ section in the store that are locked. Im just wondering how to access these? Also I recently got the Old Jewish Man and the Overpass diner and I am only able to do the 24 hour job with him. All his other jobs are blacked out. Just wondering if anyone could explain this to me.

    • Welcome to the blog. Not sure I can answer all of this for you. Sometimes you have to have a character or building to unlock a task. I am sure more experienced contributors here can answer your questions. Enjoy the game.

    • What tasks do you have in your taskbar?

      • I have:
        ‘Aint no mountain high enough part 9’
        The Princess and the Pea Brain pt. 1
        We’ll Always have 97 – Just started this, Barts currently on a date
        Real Estate Mogul Pt. 3
        The Krusty-est Place on Earth Part 20 – Ive barely done any of the Krusty Land stuff
        Googleplex Grand Opening
        Paradise Found pt 1
        When Four Stars is Not Enough Pt. 2
        The Princess Nerd pt 2
        World’s Largest Redwood PT. 2
        A Day in the Knife Pt. 1

    • Hi!

      Same thing happened to me. The quest line for the building won’t start until another quest line prompts it. I’m trying to remember which one it was but it was awhile ago and I can’t remember. I did a google search and found either Murdoch or Declan’s quest lines needs to be completed…I remember it took awhile for my questline to activate. It was almost as though I was able to buy the building too early. Like maybe level number wise I was there but not content wise? Anywho, have no fear, it will activate eventually!!

  2. Is anyone else just really just over this game? I’ve been playing everyday for almost 4 years and I think I’m finally done. After a couple sub-par events (“Xmas 2016”. . . Cough, cough), TSTO has just lost its luster. I miss things like actually having to earn money to buy new buildings and characters; when you could play at your own pace. Now, all progress is made through feverishly logging in every four hours during monotonous events. Speaking of events, does anyone miss the group prizes? It made the game really feel like a community. Well, sorry to be a Debbie Downer. It was fun while it lasted.

    • Josephine Kick@$$

      Ryan, I too have been a little despondent over the events, (or lack of), lately. I’m just trying to think positive & work on my town, hoping today is the day that they drop the Valentine’s Day event on us😁😁 It needs to be a great event so we can get out of our slump (listening EA?). Keeping my fingers & toes crossed 😂 I would like to be able to get back to some happy tapping😊😊😊

  3. Can’t remember how I get more Homerlayas characters. It’s been so long since the last one. My cash stash is quite large as well as multiple level ups (over 400 level), but no new Simpsons for my mountain range. What should I be doing to receive Marge and Maggie? Thanks.

    • Homerlayas figures are awarded as follows:
      Homer – level 60
      Lisa – level 138
      Bart – level 223
      Marge – level 419
      Maggie – level 742

    • Did you search? If you look for Homerlayas in the “Looking for something” search box, I bet there is a post on the end of the levels in which there is a discussion of the levels you need to obtain all the Simpsons in the Homerlayas.

  4. Was sorta planning a “northern borders” ish holiday, years in the making. Places like Greenland, Alaska, Iceland, Siberia, Nepal… etc. Always had in the back of mind places such as Sweden, Norway, Finland…
    I like lack of civilization, lack of people and lots of cold.

    • I prefer Iceland. Everywhere you go there is a hot tub, warm river/lake. SO RELAXING 😎

      • Thanks Rudolph, WordPress decided not to reply to and just post.
        Steam / sauna over hot tub. Just the whole stewing in your (hopefully no one elses 🙂 own juices, not a big fan…

        • All the hot tubs have very beautiful natural scenery, because they are in the open air. The only thing you have watch for is the temperature of the water. Sometimes is is boiling hot, but there always is a thermometer and cold water to reach the temperature you like.

  5. Does anyone know when the snow leaves our towns? I have photosensitive epelipsy so I haven’t really been playing a lot since the snow came in and ruined the game for me. I always have my phone on the darkest setting, and adjusted the white balance and colors. When I browse the web it’s no problem because I just invert colors but that isn’t convenient for the game. I can’t wait till this snow is gone or I wish EA would atleast give us the option to melt our snow. Even with my white balance down the game blinds me.

  6. I am right in thinking aren’t I, that there is no way to currently get any additional monorail stations?


  7. Neighbourinos may have noticed an alphabet forming, my SANSTSTOROUND Font (tm, patent pending 🙂
    Was thinking of a daily quote section of land now, rather than a checkers game.

    Or maybe both?

  8. Twitchy eyebrow begone.
    Apologies to neighbourinos if you’re having challenges, er, tapping me, I’ve been looking at the glass half full and have been redesigning after recent involuntary land acquisitions.
    I’ve been trying to SIMpsonCITY my lil’ neck of the woods as much as possible, “residential/commercial/industrial” sorta thing, with kinda specific areas.
    Recent events have been posing serious design challenges, with the volume of content (really nota complaint, not in the slightest, and now having finally finished all Inspirationals for the first time in 3 and a half years have been saving money! ).
    After mild head-banging/rear-end-kicking I’ve managed to finally shuffle an industrial district away from SPRINGcityFIELD central.

    • Ooh, I’m gonna go have a look in a bit to see what you’ve. I always enjoy visiting your town. 🙂

      • *you’ve done. Hate when I forget a word. 😀

        • Thanks Ellie, bit of a work in progress but much appreciationous!
          The aim at the moment is to try and consolidate my junky bits into one area, and the industrially bits in another, without having to buy too much land 🙂

    • “Involuntary land acquisition”? I’m intrigued! How did you end up acquiring land involuntarily?

      • Hmmm, short answer, stupidity?
        I bought a couple of strips, er, North I suppose, just at the top corner of my Springtania, hoping to “move and rearrange”, but forgot that if I moved the Monsarcastic complex up, the main part of my industry, I’d lose the concrete under the main round building. I had done this once before after moving the purpleish car off the road. Was kicking myself for weeks after that 🙁

  9. I wish the snow would leave, it’s holding up redevelopment!,

  10. Does anyone use Bluestacks to access their Springfield cross-platform? I’m curious about trying an Apple iOS + Windows PC but I don’t want to risk any Terms of Service violations.. Not ill intent, just wanna see my Springfield bigger than 4.7″… Any replies appreciated!

  11. I want an easier way to save my town to a graphic — this do-2-zillion-screen-grabs-and-stitch-them-together is a pain. It seems like something EA could do relatively easily, since the game has the town in memory (it seems).

  12. petshopboy1980s

    I really wish they’d give Krustyland a little love.
    It’s been a while.
    I’d like a chance to get the Kodos ride and the Elves ride.

  13. Since I started visiting other Springfields, i’ve seen the DIE(T) sign a lot. Did it come from an event or can you buy it? I love that joke.

  14. I thought I was brilliant and bought 15 Kwik E Marts so I could play the scratch game a bunch more and take in some cash. Alas… it doesn’t work that way.
    Has anyone else made this mistake?

    • I see some people will move from brown houses to Kwik-E-Mart-farming but that’s just one reason why some many people have farmed that store. I feel there should only be one “main” store in a prime spot, especially if you’re going for any type of canonical version of Springfield. Only one store can have the different facades/decorations. Then if you need to fill space or want a second or third for convenience sake across the map they can work well that way. Otherwise you have a lot of flashy meaningless signs bobbing together..

  15. Does anyone have the Mayflower? Wonder if it worth the doughnuts?

  16. Sorry tonyray777, I tagged you by mistake! It won’t happen again.

  17. I received five doughnuts from my neighbor visits. I think that’s the most I’ve ever got! And the timing was good, too, because I had my eye on First Church of Lard Lad, but I was a little short of doughnuts.

  18. It is so cold up here in the north, the kids have their pants pulled all the way up.

  19. Happy Birthday to MLK Jr. Today was extremely quiet and reflective. I think next year ill attend the service at the church he used to preach at downtown.

  20. TSTO Addict: We never get freemium items anymore!!

    TSTO: Here’s a wood chipper.

    • Oh…the wood chipper isn’t new…I just got it because I just completed the Largest Redwood: Treehugger Lisa questline…. xD

  21. Keep the snow or have a switch to turn it on off like the Christmas light switch

    • I agree. I wanted to remove the snow once Christmas and New Year were done and dusted. Hopefully we are nearly free of it.

  22. Hey guys

    I’ve skimmed through but I can’t find an answer anywhere so sorry if I missed it…
    I had the ice princess martin from the year it came out but didn’t have the ice palace. I had a task over this Christmas event that involved buying the ice palace, which I didn’t, and was hoping the quest would go away after the event and yet I still have it in my taskbar even now. I can’t continue with it and wouldn’t buy the palace anyway but is there any way to get rid of this task?


  23. I liked the episode a lot! A few things could have been done better, like Marge’s storyline, and honestly, I’m unclear how Mr. Burns got all his stuff back – like did J-G just give it back or what? Anyhoo, the episode tie-in was beyond lame, but I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that they wanted everyone to have the mansion because it’s going to kick off an entire event at some point that’s based around this episode. It did take place over an entire summer, after all, and there were lots of new buildings and characters that could be drawn from. I think it has potential, even if they are starting to create things just for the sake of keeping the game / show going. I’m good with that! Still annoyed at how hard we had to work to upgrade the mansion though. I think it would have been cool if new players got the basic mansion, but still had to grind through some kind of tasks to upgrade it.

  24. I wonder how it would be playing The Simpsons Tapped Out on the iPhone 7. I think it would be really realistic and vivid because of the Retina HD Display.

    • I just got the 7 plus and in my opinion, it’s not a noticeable difference in color/contrast from my old device which was an HTC One, circa 2013.

      I do like the larger screen size for seeing more details of the game when I zoom in, though. As well as the speedy neighbor visits and processing time if I happen to click “go to” to jump to a certain character or building. But the colors and display seem virtually indistinguishable.

    • Playing on an iPhone 7 is awesome.

  25. Injustice against one man threatens all men .

  26. After the Christmas Craptacular that was the Family Guy event, I decided to get back into playing TSTO. Within about two weeks I’d completed the Heretic Prize Train and the initial Monorail and Springfield Heights quests, but gosh darnit if Homer isn’t holding up 12 or so separate quests right now, each with 12-36 hour tasks.

    • Homer has a 36-hour task? What is it? I don’t remember seeing any tasks that are more than 24-hour ones, but maybe I’m forgetting a questline task that I must have done a long while back….now you’ve got me curious!

  27. Hi all,
    Thanks again for keeping us informed during all the events…

    Any ideas for what’s coming next, are we swinging straight into another event or slow glide into Valentine’s Day?

    Also, I haven’t heard from Bunny too much, is she still around?

    Hope you all are well, take care

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