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!  Woohoo!  What do you think will happen in the new episode?

Act 2 ends this Friday, what have been your thoughts on it so far?  How are you doing with the prize track?

Valentine’s Day was last week, how did you spend it?

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!



239 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. Ok, I really hate this game.
    I mean…

    Humpfh 😦
    I don’t normally get so graphic, and rarely choose my words indecisively…
    EA can eat a D. Or lick a P.
    Maybe it’d be good for them.
    … at least it would get the pole out of their A….

    I know this won’t probably pass censors but I really need to rant.

    I can see it now, just before this event went live, some poor nerdly boffin in the lowly ranks whom happened to sidle into the final decision board meeting and heard what was coming spoke up.
    I reckon he said…

    “…Er, eckhem, how much fracklying content?”

    … which was probably followed by some very questioning stares from upper management…

    To which he replied, belatedly, staring at the ground, voice breaking in the constant effort to try and lower his testicles from around his solar plexus region…

    ” Er, what about a free land token?!?” I think this poor geek is working at Yahoo now…

    On the Slum Lord dig, I’ve tried to ensure my non-real, psychologically representative, area of SLUM has as many services as possible.

    I even did some research, based on the fact these are supposed to be Favelas from Brazil. The housing density is 5-7 occupants per domicile. In my small Slum I’ll amass nearly 140-160 citizens.


    I’ll concede one point. For years, I, like many of you, probably had three WTF do I do with it buildings. They always became add ons to areas, but never really fit in. The Springfield Arms, the First Church of Lard Lad and the Orphan Alley.

    Especially Orphan Alley.
    Anyone else saw that the first time and groaned about never finding a place?

    I’m sure everyone else has their Where The Frack do I put it items, I’m sure most players give up and simply store it.

    I place everything, and I wasn’t about to let EA get me on this one. So I now have my Slum District. Right next to the Gambling District (unplanned), also adjacent to the city dump and farm area (also, unplanned).

    I have residential capacity of nearly 200 in a 3×3 Springfield block.
    They should have as much as I can provide them.

    Public Transport is covered, I re-routed the Monorail through their main “street” to ensure they can hitch a ride when ever they need it. They also have a bus service (Crappy RV), and delivery for their fast food market area next to the First Church of Lard Lad (covering both spiritual and sustenance needs via a couple of scooters).

    Public Services are as good as I could achieve, with an Orphanage, a Shelter, and and Old Age Centre, catering to the different ages of society.

    They also have sporting grounds (concrete soccer), a market (next to FCoLL with food and fundamentals), TWO pubs (Barra and the Arms), and the basics of waste disposal (bins, recycling and can).

    So ner EA.

    I will take your humble masses.
    I will accept your poor.
    I will facilitate them to ensure they can reach higher.
    And I will make them part of my society.


  2. Saw this post on Yahoo yesterday and forgot to post it here.

    Homer Simpson is getting ‘inducted’ into the Baseball Hall of Fame


  3. Really like today’s Google image. One to download and save 🙂

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  4. Just saw this, the first photo is the Simpson’s in a classic painting!
    Gave me a giggle!

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  5. Good news, everyone!

    TinyCo and Fox announced the development of a Futurama mobile game called Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow.

    From the press release: “This partnership continues the strong teamwork that Fox Interactive and TinyCo established with Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, a mobile game based on the hit Fox animated TV series Family Guy. Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff has attracted tens of millions of players while winning multiple awards, and Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow looks to continue in this tradition.”

    No release date is set, but the game will be available for iOS, Android and Amazon devices.

    The news is good for Futurama fans, but I don’t think it bodes well for a Futurama crossover on TSTO.

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  6. How do I earn plane tickets? I keep having to use my donuts and I’m almost out. Thanks!


  7. Hi Fever M., sorry…that makes 2 days in a row that I tagged your courthouse…it is hidden by the castle and all I can see is the fan floating until I hit it. If you move it away from the castle, I promise to watch for it more carefully…sorry again.


  8. I asked this on a previous thread but Ill try again here.

    What determines when certain buildings are animated? I understand that obviously when certain tasks are being done at a specific location, if the location has animation it will kick in. However there are times where certain buildings simply come alive with its full animation without it hosting any task. The Lucky Casino and Springhenge come to mind. Is this complete arbitrary and random?..or is there some new devilry at hand?

    Thank you 🙂

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    • I think the reason no one answered is because we don’t know why certain areas of the town suddenly just “come alive”…whole blocks of buildings will become animated for no reason that we can see, and then stop later on their own…🤔👻🙀😈…it’s a puzzler…


    • Unless I’m confusing you with someone else who asked this question, I’m pretty sure I answered you the last time you asked it…

      Most of the time, it’s just a random thing. Periodically, the game will decide to animate an area of your town…I think of it as a temporary little gift. The animation will stop if you shut down the game and go back to it, or even if you go to Krustyland or your neighbors and back.

      However, if it’s just one building, it could be that the Wise Guy or the Babysitter Bandit ended up in that building for a task….both of those characters have a task that lets them go into the nearest building and animate it. If the animation persists if you leave and come back and it’s just one building, that’s probably the cause.

      Does that help?


    • I’ve alway’s believed that it’s EA that decides what building’s get animated or not. They can decide if to leave a building animated, add an animation to a building, or simply take it away during an update.

      sandrashill did mention that a character task can animate a building. Whether or not it is permanent is up to E.A.

      There’s at least 1 permanent building animation I can think of and that is The Nuclear Power Plant. When you send a certain character on a Plant Shift that trigger’s an animation in the tower’s to start billowing smoke. There are other task’s to activate the tower’s animation. I’ll name 1 more – send Mr. Burns to Run The Plant.


      • I don’t understand what you mean by “1 permanent building animation”? I know you just said “at least,” but there are TONS of buildings that always animate whenever a character does a task there. I’m sure I’m just misunderstand you…


        • I mean by permanent is that E.A. is most likely not gonna ever take that animation away.

          I know, I was using the towers as an example.


          • Has EA ever taken away a building’s animation (one that wasn’t just during a questline)? I can’t remember that ever happening, but I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t have the greatest memory…


          • Yes. Though I can only think of 1.


            There are no permanent task’s as you can see. EA only put’s the task into the game during the Halloween Event. Then the task is removed with the Takedown Update. Though for the first time EA did not put the task into the game, I looked everyday and nothing so don’t care or believe if anyone say’s different, during the last Halloween Event.

            So the task has not been in the game nor has the building been animated since the Halloween Event in 2015. Over a year now.

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          • Wise Guy (12 hour task “Check the Plumbing”) or Lucille Botzcowski (24 hour task “Rob a House”) can be used to animate the Bad Dream House at any time. This also works for virtually any house in the game that you would like to animate. All animations are permanent you just need a character to activate it.

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          • I withdraw my case. ^^


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          • I just noticed another steange task for Moe. Put a burning bush near him and send him to spy on Midge. He will hide in the burning bush.


      • Not smoke, its water vapor


    • I think it is just programmed to happen randomly or at set times every so often, perhaps to make the buildings and decorations look fun.
      Or maybe the spring fielders are having a secret party 😛 they must get bored when they only ever do the same tasks all the time… (Chosen by ‘sky finger’) 🐱🌸🌟


    • I thought it was one of the tourists from the event that activates the animation when you tap them and they run to a building and go inside.


    • I can’t address your question regarding the animations, but Sandra and Kitty seem to have it pretty much covered. However, I will comment (and this is just my opinion), that a possible reason that no one responded to your earlier post could be that your screen name is extremely vulgar and offensive.

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  9. When did they add the 3rd layer of sea land? I only noticed it today 🙂

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  10. I’ve been seeing these stairs on some of my neighbors’ ports and I’m wondering where are they from? how can I get them? I’ve never seen them before. Did I miss some event? lol


  11. Does anybody else play any other Origin/EA games? I play The Sims 3 and Simcity 2013. One of the reasons I ask is because I’ve read comments from people that would like to send messages to their neighbors. If you have origin downloaded on your computer, there is a chat option. I’ve never tried to send a message but, it’s an option and when I click it all my TSTO friends come up. I also just really love both of those games. I play a lot of video games and would just like to know who else does and what you play.


  12. Anyone have a problem crafting the Churrascarias? I handed in the credits this morning and didn’t get it to place or in inventory. Tried all the normal stuff (force quit, sign out/back in) but nothing. Contacted EA already but just wondering if it was me (usually the right answer!)


    • If you chose to store it, rather than place it…look thru the general inventory all the way to the end…sometimes new things get stored without a sub-heading(decorations, buildings, etc) so they are hard to find. The general inventory is also laid out by sections, so you can’t just go to the first section starting with “c”, you have to look thru the whole thing. It’s a pain, but it’s the only way to be sure you don’t already have it.
      Note: I always place new items somewhere in my town… then go back and put them where I want them…easier all around.


  13. Hi! Long time freemium player here…
    I have about 105 donuts right now, and I really thought I was going to buy Mr Sparkle, BUT… I’m finding that this particular event has some very beautiful decorations! I know that logically I should spend my donuts on things that will earn money and bonuses etc, but honestly, I have SO much stuff in storage simply because I don’t like the look of it. So I think I’m going to hold out for the Brazil part of this event to spend my donuts. It looks like the giant Jesus on the rock (sorry, don’t know what it’s called) will be making an appearance, and who knows what else!?


  14. Did we have a mini update today as my SF has been lagging badly, also every time I start the game it seems to boot up from the “gracie” screen (which normally only happens when I’ve switched the kindle off and on again)


  15. I just noticed the names of the competitors at the Sumo Stadium…
    Sakatumi (sock it to me) and Nakadowna (knock a down a)…
    Pretty silly, but I thought it was funny…⛩😁


  16. Evening all! Hope everyone’s weekend went well.

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  17. Things I would like to see in the game:

    A Kabuki skin for Marge & an outside task doing Madame Butterfly at the Springfield Bowl. Maybe a combo task with ice Princess Martin.

    A sumo wrestler skin for Homer and/or Wiggum and/or Comic Book Guy. Must have an outside task to wrestle the Osaka Seafood Concern squid which he (they) always lose resulting in the squid perched atop a recumbent Homer’s belly with 2 tentacles clasped together above his head being pumped in a victory celebration.

    eight two banana


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  18. I’m currently having an issue with Act 2…

    I have enough credits to earn the KTV building but I haven’t gotten it? when I go to my prizes section it shows 30+thousand out of 28 thousand, and the speed up is -55 donuts.
    I can’t find a way around it and I’m worried I’m going to miss out on the rest of the prizes for Act 2.


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