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!  What will happen in the Kamp Krusty sequel (at least what they’re calling it..)? Will you be watching?  Do you remember the Kamp Krusty episode?

The Around the World Event ends on Tuesday (March 7th at 0800 GMT), are you ready for the event to end?  Have you unlocked all of the prizes?  If not how close are you?


What do you think EA will roll out next in our Pocket-Sized towns?

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!



143 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. OK, I have been reading about using bloodmobile and rat trucks to XP farm. My question is does this still work? I looked them both up in game and neither shows they give XP or any bonus.

    I turned on my XP collider, and started farming KEM this morning along with the brown houses I currently have. Is there anything else I should be doing?

    I also see that people are building KEM and coming back 4 hours later, then collecting and selling them and starting over. I don’t quite understand that.

    Anyway, I currently have a 103% bonus on XP. Is this enough or should I start getting that higher?

    Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you


    • They don’t give a bonus, they just give XP when placed (like all items).


    • Whether it’s rat trap trucks, bloodmobiles, or Kwik-E-Marts, farming is all about just buying (and getting the XP for that) and then selling back to recoup some money, so you can afford to do it all over again as much as possible. Farming rat trap trucks or bloodmobiles are a faster way to earn donuts, but it uses up cash fairly quickly. Kwik-E-Marts are better for a slow-but-steady farming, which, if you figure out the right number of them to farm, you can do without depleting your current cash amount (or, if you want to farm more of them to earn more donuts, will assert last deplete your cash more slowly than farming rat trap trucks or bloodmobiles would).


    • Thanks for all the input. I think I got it all figured out.

      I had it in my head to wait to harvest things AFTER you buy them. Not building, finishing, selling, and starting over. I have gone up around 10 levels in the last couple days! Just got Lisa added to Mount Homermore (or whatever it is called)!


  2. I want to extend to all my friends my deepest apologies for being away last 2 weeks and during the end of an event to boot! I asked chewfred to write and let everyone know I might be away, looks like she didn’t follow through.
    I was in hospital for 8 days, I had IPad with me but too sick to play or post here, why I asked her. Hospital kept me pretty sedated. They did surgery on Monday & I got out late Wednesday. This first time I’ve had iPad open. Too sore last night. Hopefully I can go back to visiting neighbors tonight.
    If you want or need to drop me, I totally understand, and no hard feelings.
    First event in 3 years I didn’t get to complete a event. Guess it proves real life can take an addict away from their game.
    I hope everyone is ok out there, especially with all bad weather.
    I honestly missed the gang that holds us together, and my neighbors. Guess I talked about my friends in my sleep. Nurse said is there someone we need to call (hubby gets big points he was there most of time had to leave to feed my babies) doggies shhhhh for those that don’t know me. I told nurse no there are more than 90 people. She offered to send out news, told her no I would make up when I can type again.


    • Hi HH
      Sorry to hear you are in hospital & been through surgery! Hope all is going better now? Sending loads of healing energy your way…

      & don’t worry about Neighbour visits at all. Besides, I’m way too lazy to track which neighbours visit and which don’t 😄😄😄

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      • I usually visit everyday, especially during a event if it helps my neighbors. The nurse came in one night, got 1 warning, put the IPad down and go to sleep, surgery in morn, blah blah blah 15 minutes later with sleeping pill nurse came back & took it! I told her listen I have peps I need to send out on flights & I will turn off. She took it think she knew I was so addicted. Lol
        I hate being inside but my bed is in a house. Have lots of reading, movies & tv shows to catch up, oh & sleep.
        I’m so grateful, dealing with problem what too long, but an Angel was sent my way Doctor that said “she doesn’t leave without proper diagnosis” is a “visiting doc” from Maine he sees his daughter here so much & she works at hospital so he has privileges here and knows about our sucky medical system so figures he can at least help heal and spend more time with his daughter! How awesome is that? Pain I have now is a walk in the park compared to what I was living with add some drugs, doggies, TSTO, great neighbors (THANK YOU) books, music & TV I got the great part of deal.
        Hope all is well with you & yours. Thanks for healing energy I can soak it all up!


    • Hi neighbor..Hope you are feeling better….hospital stays are never fun…don’t worry about the neighbor visits, not a big deal to me…:)

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      • Thank you Justin! Neighbors like you, are why I’ve stayed with the game so long. I get asked occasionally where would you stay if visiting FL, I can tell you were not to stay after 8 days in hospital was about to loose what’s left of my mind. First time I’ve been in a hospital, seemed more like a “nice” jail. The best was being woken up for “do you need a sleeping pill”? Closely followed by them drawing blood every morning @3:00am. I’m grateful that I finally found a doctor that wouldn’t let me leave till they had a diagnosis and according to three different doctors just in the nick of time.
        Now the good part two weeks of bed rest and he means bed rest 24/7 with short small walks, get to hang with doggies (5 now) & catch up on DVR. I don’t do the bed rest thing too well, but life threatening…. I’ll take the two weeks. Thanks for caring🎈🎈🎈❤️❤️❤️❤️


    • Best wishes for your recovery, I am a nurse so know some of what the hospital stay can be like. However on the other side of the country. Feel better soon, I know the game can help. Maybe we will have another event soon for distraction.

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      • Thanks Carie. Also thank you for taking care of pep, my first hospital stay, nurses must be part Saint don’t know how you do it. People were so nasty to nurses who are following orders and trying to help. I’m not type of person to ask for help & was grateful for anything they did with always a thank you.
        Yes my game helps especially neighbors.😊❤️


      • Thank you Carie. Nurses blew me away, I don’t know how you do your job. First hospital stay, didn’t have a clue how hard you work and how some people are out right mean. I was grateful for anything they did for me with a thank you, understand from a couple of nurses patients don’t usually thank them (how rude).
        Yes my game helps especially neighbors.😊


    • Take care of your self . 🎈🌷🌸🌹 🐒🎈
      Try not to do to much at one time , resting is good for the body.

      By the way do you have any of the good drugs left over ? ( Just joking I don’t do drugs . )

      See ya bye . Stop by and we will make a movie in black and white . 👽

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      • Thanks Hondo! Laughing about left over drugs, remember I live in FL, they must have chart tells them exactly how much according to procedure. They are keeping me quiet enough that I’m not screaming too loud to get out of bed. I’m not sure of attraction some pep have to take meds everyday, I can’t focus or remember anything, but it took so long to get this far, I’ll take them.


    • Hey, Hon. I was wondering about you. I hope everything gets better for you soon. Thank goodness for that doc. One doctor who cares can cause so many good changes in their patients lives. Sending healing thoughts your way. 🙂


      • Thank you Ellie! Already feeling so much better. I believe recovering so well is my addicts family. I’m truly blessed to have such awesome neighbors/friends.
        My hubby is learning all kinds of new things…how to operate washer/dryer, making dog food (2 appliances he has never used). He isn’t having much fun, in fact “this sucks & didn’t realize how much work you do in a day” came out of his mouth. He now gets why I don’t want more dogs. He is also taking great care of me.

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        • That’s great to hear. Hope he appreciates how much you do now. I always notice when you haven’t played so keep us updated. Come visit us over on TOUK if you have some time. 🙂


          • I will keep you updated. I’m sorry you were concerned, I thought some one posted for me when I was in hospital☹️ See what happens when I think 😉 Down today first rough day since I’ve been home. Think novelty of rest has worn about. Lol

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  3. Any thoughts on the new content? Grabbed Anger right away!


  4. Hey addicts alissa patric and wookie here’s something that should interest y’all . I use Google opinion rewards and last night I got a survey asking me about videos. They wanted to know if I watched your recent addicts live show. And I was asked to rate it. Just thought I’d let you know.

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  5. I want this event to end. I didn’t like it…


  6. Hello all!

    So finally done with the event and happy that I got so many characters and it was fun to boot!, started dedicating time into Springfield heights again and finally got to the second goal of 200k..peanuts I know, but it’s something,,,and then it hit me,,,
    The monorail!
    After seeing the video of the monorail tour on your guys flickers page I decided to look around my own town and decided I had enough land developed, I know clearly how I want to design and also I have enough characters to get on the monorail tasks and heights (requires a little juggling I know) and still have some characters on money getting jobs. So, I have started to put key columns and such to guide me where I want to go etc with it.

    There are some amazing talented and creative people here, and my own SF will never be as beautiful or thoughtful, but I do try to have a sense of humor about it like putting DMV next to duffs party truck and such.
    I am invigorated again!
    Anyone that wants to stop by my town and take a peek it’s Skarisa.

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    • Like how you offset your Japanese lanterns in front of Mount Fuji giving the illusion that they are taller. Nice town. Just added you, got accepted and did a neighbors visit this morning. Howdy neighbor!


      • So sorry to hear you were in the hospital…I hope you’re on the mend now and everything went as well as possible.

        And don’t be ridiculous about apologizing! What decent person would think you were slacking while you were in the hospital?

        Please relax and spend your energy recuperating and playing as much or as little as you’d life and don’t worry about us, your neighbours. (I feel pretty confident I speak for anyone here who’s a neighbor of yours…if I’m wrong, that person isn’t worthy to be your neighbor!)


        • Thank you Sandra, I just saw your comment. Brain a lil slow. Thinks drugs are contributing factor which means I get a break from my friend keeping me in line with grammar lol of course.
          Now that I’m at home I can play whenever I want, although hubby said that is not rest put it down and go to sleep. Grrrrrrrrrrrr My logic I’m playing from bed so not breaking any orders😉. When doc came in on Sunday morning & had surgery scheduled within an hour when it hit me this could be serious. It was and now I finally heal instead of treating symptoms .Already feel so much better.
          Neighbor visits here we come. They are easy, I get to see cool redecorated towns WOW and check in on my lil town, not spending too much time there yet.
          I can always count on you for both support and feisty attitude which I love!
          I’m stuck in bed so I get to drive everyone crazy, maybe I should order a whistle, but doggies are doing a good job fetching help.
          First time I’ve been in a hospital, nurses are so under paid, unappreciated and over worked. I honestly don’t know how they do it. Down here they do 3 12 hour shifts and off for 4 days. They would check on me & ask u know how to use button? Lol
          Hope you have a great weekend, go have a lil extra fun for me.


          • Glad to hear your time in the hospital is paying off! I hope you continue to rat and mend and play TSTO at a nice leisurely pace, engender you’re feeling up to it. Just be sure to play because you want to, not because you feel you have to.


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