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…..

No new Simpsons tonight, super long hiatus but they should be back next week with a new episode.

Secret Agents Act 2 ends Tuesday, how are you doing with the Act 2 prize track?  Ready for Act 3 to start?

Loads of returning content has hit our stores during this event, have you picked up any items?  Any items bring back a sense of TSTO nostalgia for you?

How was the rest of 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!

200 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. PLEASE enlighten me.
    Spent yesterday 30 donuts for the offer of hacking in a friend’s town, for extra prizes or something.
    Just out of curiosity and because I could afford it.
    BUT… when visited my neighbors, nothing happened and couldn’t find any other information on this subject.
    Can anyone help please? Did anyone got it?

  2. Sam, did you nuke?
    I visited you Saturday am and it was a wasteland
    You got a plan for something new?


  3. Just got the castle facade. Totally worth it! I love it! Can’t have too many castles.

  4. Maggie no longer makes her sucking noise when I play the Where’s Maggie mini game. This has been going on for at least several months now.

    I do hear all the other noises (from flags, fountains, trees, hot tubs, etc.) but not Maggie. I can be staring straight at her (after finding her on top of a building) and still there is no sucking sound. I’ve even tried moving her off screen slightly (no sound) and coming back to her (still no sound). Re-syncing the game doesn’t help. Reinstalling didn’t either. No response from EA. I’m not sure what I can do. I have a very hard time finding her anymore as a result of this missing sound and am losing out on tons of donuts. Do you have any suggestions? Thx!

  5. Just out of curiosity: what is your bonus percentage, fellow addicts?

    Mine is around 488% for Conform-o-meter + 153% for XP from Springfield Heights before XP Collider.

    • I’m around 493%. I can’t wait to hit the 500% mark, but I don’t buy items just for the bonus. Has to be something I really like as well.

  6. Haven’t checked in for a while….hi everybody

  7. Hammock town? 80 donuts… anyone bought it? Pros and cons from other addicts?

    • As a KFMax (KEM farmer Freemium player maxing out) I bought it. Not really sure what to do with it. Half premium area, half slum. Doesn’t seem to do anything.

    • I bought it- I think it looks nice.
      I think with a creative design, it will look even better.
      I’m still working on a design for it in my town.
      But I agree with Charles I am also not really sure of a design yet-
      and also not sure if it does anything

  8. Anyone know if Chatonka is still playing? Gone a week now and used to be one of my best neighbors…

  9. It’s only taken about 2 years (not even exaggerating) but I’ve finally got the nuke from sending the rocket 🚀 🎆🎇🎉🎂

  10. Tracy - 1ltwoody920

    Still can’t get back to page1 here, somthanks to all who responded to my question about Weiner Walls – I choose to craft simple ones.
    New Querey- Parachute Jump,Target?
    Doesn’t seem worth while to me. Opinions?

    • It is funny…I am looking forward to it. And it’s free…right?

      • Tracy - 1ltwoody920

        Certainly it’s free – but so is an IRS Audit 😎
        Does it “do” anything, besides look “cool”
        And situate well beside my Airport, a really good fit if I craft it.
        If it’s just “stuff”, I’m cleansing my home and life of “stuff”, so I’m wary 😒 of crafting “stuff”

        • Tracy - 1ltwoody920

          Alright, I bought it. Tap it, a sky diver falls into it, crash lands and THEN the parachute opens.
          1800 more to get the final prize!

  11. So excited act 3 looks great

  12. What ever happen to the large globe we were supposed to get…

  13. I found out this morning that a friend died! He was a good guy! RIP my friend! You left a lot of people who will miss you!

  14. Anyone get the shaboom kaboom Cafe?
    Seems like a decent money payout, but boils down to an ‘if you like it, buy it’ thing.

    Wondering if a sib is upcoming?

    • I instantly loved the look. No regrets from me.

    • I liked the look of it because it is nice and pink 🙂
      I bought it straight away 🙂
      I am not sure though if it has any character interaction/if the building is
      No task came up when I bought it and I have not seen any new tasks for characters to go there- but I have not had a proper look at characters tasks, so I may be wrong.

  15. Hi MAB. Hi everyone who’s not MAB. Well I got the day time job with gtm. I will start May 1st. My hours will be 7 am to 330pm. I will finally start having a life again and be able to see my family again. To all my neighbors that have have with me through my rough patch, thank you for sticking with me and I will start visiting again towards the evening hours. Well happy tapping. Good luck Mydadlookslikeflanders, it’s hard as heck but doable. I went from pack/day to one or two a day and going for none a day now. You Can Do It. ☺

    • 🙌

      Congratulations on the new job. I hope everything works out well.
      Best wishes and good luck .

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

  16. MydadlookslikeFlanders

    This game has helped keep my mind and fingers busy while I have been quitting smoking cigarettes. I made it past the initial hump and am feeling hopeful that I can quit for good 🙂

    • Good luck!

    • Use the money you save for a nice present for yourself. My father did it to motivate himself to refrain himself for starting smoking again.
      I never started smoking due to lung problems (bronchitis and pneumonia)

    • Be sure to set up a reward system for good behavior on a daily basis…it’s easier if you have just a daily goal (no cigarettes for today) and a reward that is tangible each day. Even something as simple as a few gumdrops, or a good book, or even calling someone you haven’t talked to in a while. We humans seems to do better in the long run with a carrot rather than a stick. Also, if you have a calendar you don’t mind writing on, give yourself a 😋each day you are successful. And if you slip up , don’t beat yourself up, keep going and just call that day “void”…lots more good days than bad! You have your whole life to be smoke free…don’t let minor slips be a determiner of who you are. Good luck and keep trying.😄👍

    • Stay Strong.

      It’s hard to break a habit no matter what it is and sometimes it stays with you throughout , just take it one day at a time.
      One can over come anything , it just takes time .
      I will stop with that ; and just say Stay Strong.

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

  17. Totally aced heights and got the billion, took me 6 days of constant tapping and upgrading, finished act 2 with plenty time to spare and had a few bonut rounds, 7 dossiers to do tomorrow and can’t wait to get started

  18. Who else is tired of seeing the letters “e” and “a” capitalized all the time by people. We all get the joke already. Let it die.

    • Very few people are writing that they’re bothered by it. Out of the 50,000-75,000 + people that visit this site daily I’ve gotten maybe 4-5 comments about it. Yours included.

      This bother some people and they don’t bother others. For me I cringe every time someone misuses seen and saw, drives me up a freakin’ wall. But just because it bugs me doesn’t mean it bothers everyone…so I let it go. I cringe and move on, and don’t let 1 minor thing ruin my whole day…

      • You basically just made the point that not commenting doesn’t mean you aren’t bothered. I find the unnecessary capitalizations mildly annoying. I find adding an “a” after an “e” when one doesn’t even go there eye-rollingly obnoxious. But I haven’t commented until now because it’s not that big a deal and I didn’t realize you kept track of such things.

        • It’s always been a thing around here, if something bothers enough people or if enough people want something (and it’s workable) we make changes. Which is why every year around New Year’s we ask for your suggestions of what you want/don’t want. We take them all into consideration and make changes where we can.

          But as far as the EA thing, Pat does it in his posts. It’s how it writes, Wookiee and I don’t do it. So you’ve got maybe a post or 2 a week with it (if that because he doesn’t do it for every post). As far as the comments go, I’m not going to delete reader comments that use EA in words..that’s something I can’t control.

      • I hear you Alissa however I just had to vent. I never really noticed it so much in the comments until the past month or so. Maybe it’s just me.
        As far as when Patric does it in his posts, those are his posts. He gets to do whatever you let him do. 😀.

      • Maybe you should add a dedicated post where people can air their grievances. Get it all off your chest there, and have more fun with the rest. I do have a few pet peeves myself. 😉

      • Their our different stuff that gets persons ire up.

    • I am not tired about that joke, since I started it 😜😜😜

    • EA might hEAr you… 😛
      Sorry.. I couldn’t resist.. 🙂

  19. I’m doing well with bonut rounds for Act 2 (I am on track to complete 16 rounds and earn 48 doughnuts before the next act starts), so I broke down and bought Hugs Bunny last night. He’s kinda cute. I’m glad I added him to my Springfield.

    I might get close to a 17th round of bonuts, and I have a daily challenge prize of 1,000 intel, just in case I need a little extra event currency to push me over. If I don’t get close enough, I plan to hold the prize until Act 3 starts. Has anyone ever tried this? I’m wondering if the daily challenge prize will convert to new event currency or in-game cash.

    • It converts to new currency 🙂

      Hold onto them for a head start or claim now for bonuts.

      • Thanks for the response! I ended up getting close enough to another round of bonuts just before I went to bed, so I claimed the daily challenge prize and snagged three doughnuts. But it’s good info for next time. Thanks!

  20. Is there a Gil deal expected anytime soon?

  21. In my B town, the second act was more relaxed than the first, since Bont and Scorpio were helping out and the currency needed to finish the prize track was lower. So I finished with two days to spare. Third act should be even easier with Wayne earning currency and the required amounts most likely being lower once more.

    I joined the KEM farmers a few months ago and spent over 1,000 donuts during this event. I said it in another comment already, without the KEM farming and being able to enjoy the premium content, I would burn out from these extremely long events. Should EA kill bonut farming at some point, I am not sure about my future with this game. So I am thankful they are allowing it so far.

  22. After buying around 100 knight boats when rebated, my multiplier now stands at 1882.49%.
    To put that into perpective, buying one Rat-trap truck fills the XPbar one and a half times.
    (40 trucks gave me 59 bonut rounds).

  23. 2 small moans in another wise superb little game!

    Why can’t we choose what monorail track pieces we get each week, I have so many curve and bendy pieces and never enough longer straight ones. Did the usual weekly job of gathering supplies to only get 1 long straight bit, argh!!

    And the other is why are walls so expensive on event crafting, surely they should just be cash items and not something you waste craft currency on? If you want the other items you cant get many wall pieces. Please let them be cash items in the future EA!


    • Agree on the walls. They are basically the same as the red ones already in the game, and they are ridiculously expensive. They should cost maybe 10 schematics for the plain one, a little more for the spray-painted one. Since crafting single wall pieces doesn’t make sense to me, I will skip them in favour of more useful decorations like letter boxes or benches. Maybe even some more manhole covers.

    • On the monorail: The pieces you get are completely rEAndom. It has been since the start of the monorail.
      On the walls: there are Wall which can be bought with game cash, the cobblestone wall, red brick wall (with and without graffiti)

      • Hi, on the monorail I know the pieces are random but I’d just like to either choose what pieces we get or to exchange what I have in storage for other types of track pieces. I hate connecting my track using the tiny little tracks, so messy and I guess increases the decoration count compared to the longer pieces?

        Same with the walls, been played for years so know what’s available, was just saying I’d prefer if walls weren’t craft items during events and they were cash items so you could buy as many as you want. Would love to have more variety of walls for the games to make more areas in my town unique! 😎

    • I wish I could give you mine.
      I’m never gonna use the pieces I’ve got..

      I do the tasks only for the bonuts.. The very small track I have set up is all I need

      (besides, I believe large tracks make things very slow & laggy for visitors to your town with less powerful phones/tablets)

    • I actually got eight long straight pieces this week. But I am up to 355 curved pieces in storage.

  24. Ok, I know I’m going back several events, but did anyone ever figure out how to make Springfield Henge light up? Mine has twice, and I don’t know what triggered it. I thought maybe the singing stones? When Springfield Henge lights up, the ball pit animates as does the dunking booth.

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