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…..

After a short 1 week hiatus, the Simpsons are back this week with an all new episode!  The Season 28 Finale.  What were your thoughts on Season 28 overall?  Ready for what Season 29 will bring?

The Pin Pals mini event is winding down, what do you think will hit our games next week?  Thoughts on the Pin Pals event overall?  Which items did you purchase?

How was the rest of your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting? I’m in Florida (Disney World) for a few more days…but if you’re interested you can check out photos from my trip (mostly of the Tiny Addict of course) on my Instagram Page… @AddictsAlissa

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!

175 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. Hey, how often do we get big themed events on TSTO? I’ve been playing since Feb 2017, and I’m loving it! I’m wondering how long I’m gonna be waiting for the next event, now that Secret Agents has been over for a bit. Anyone know?

    Add me as a friend! 😊

    • Pin pals finishes tomorrow so I’d be expecting the next big thing in the next couple of days 😀

  2. Well, since the Bender bowling .gif didn’t work out, here’s Nelson!

    https://frinkiac.com/video/S16E03/VpHZmhgCXWmIkgQkBoCYJz57yrw=.gif

  3. Franci31bonnie

    Please help…My Kodos is stuck in it’s 8 hour job and is constantly flying around my Springfield. It has been this way for several days. Since the job is attached to the Simpson house I tried to store the house to reset everything but my game tells me I can’t store the house. Any suggestions?

    • Go to your City Hall. Check for Kodos. Select him and you might have to spend doughnuts to speed up his task. You can’t store The Simpsons House to my knowledge. Or uninstall the game and re-install again. I had tasks stuck at times in the past but usually I place the problem in my storage and it usually does the trick. If all else fails contact EA customer service.

      • Franci31bonnie

        That doesn’t work. Kodos has completed the job, it just won’t let me collect on it. Just keeps flying around like a fairy. It actually reset itself once but is stuck again now.

    • Have you tried storing Kodos?

    • As a last resort…delete and reload the game…that should fix any glitches.

  4. Whoa… almost forgot… HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAB!🎂🎼🚀🏖

    That’s code for how your year should be!

  5. https://imgur.com/a/Nv2jx

    3.bp.blogspot.com/-sJwIPo1TjcA/VGEtfrZEqOI/AAAAAAAAIt8/ZAKJNSDySmE/s1600/Bowler2.gif

  6. Hi guy’s apologies to all my neighbour’s been super busy the last week or 2 as just finished college. So should get back on visiting you guy’s a bit more regular. Hope you all had a great weekend and looking forward to the new event hopefully Tuesday maybe Wednesday at the latest. Speak to you all soon!

  7. Since its the season finale of The Simpsons, would it be a bit late for EA to do an episode tie-in for “Dogtown” next week and then on the last week of May do the next major event or maybe some actual downtime? I was disappointed at how there was no tie-in with the season 27 finale last year and there were tie-ins to the previous season finales.

  8. And also HIII MAB!! And alll tsto addicts!

  9. Wooooo!!! I made the list !! Lol ty MAB !!

  10. Hi MAB! Hi Everybody! I’ve enjoyed the Pin Pals; got 3 alleys and have bowlers at that at all times for now! (until I get bored of it). My fingers are crossed for a Clown College event, hopefully that brings some of the Sideshows that are still out-of-game.

  11. So, here’s the problem I’m having using the sidewalk from the Wild West event for my bowling alley (a great idea I “stole” from other tappers):

    https://imgur.com/a/9gk2K

    Sorry to my neighbors that I’ve been somewhat lackadaisical about my visiting lately and to folks here for not participating in a couple of recent Open Thread posts lately….been reducing my TSTO time a bit to make room for other stuff in my life. But I still love y’all! 🙂

    Last weekend was great and not-so-great… Saturday was great – I attended the Watch City Steampunk Festival in a nearby town. It was free and fun and, although I’m not super into steampunk, I really enjoyed seeing all of the elaborate costumes that many of the attendees wore and the music and crafts and food there. (I finally got to try a bahn mi (the food truck called it “bon me”) sandwich…yum! Sunday was not good…I got a flat tire and had to stand outside in the cold drizzle (which I was not dressed for) for 45 minutes, because my cell phone couldn’t get reception inside my car and they said they might call me at any time with updates, etc.

    This weekend was similar…yesterday, I enjoyed a nice Indian buffet lunch and a theater matinee (King Lear) with a friend, but today I have to work, because Friday I ended up spending the whole day trying to switch my cable boxes out for newer ones (because one of them was about to become completely obsolete) and then get my new box to work with my old Series 2 TiVo. (I ended up having to order a special IR cable, because I couldn’t find anywhere local that sold one). But, thanks to Amazon Prime, at least it came quickly (yay for Sunday delivery!) and, as of this morning, I finally have everything working (more or less… I’m afraid my TiVo is on its last legs, but that’s another story, which in won’t bore you with).

    At any rate, have a good week, everyone! 🙂

    • Lol. Man, I’m so glad I didn’t buy that stupid street sweeper! (Wouldn’t be so bad if it actually stuck to normal roads and not drawn to the dirt roads like a magnet)

      • Normally, I love the street sweeper, since, until now, I’ve avoided using any of those Wild West roads. I wish I could use the wooden pier tiles as flat ground cover, instead. I really don’t want to store my street sweeper, so I’m not sure what I’m gonna do.

        • Josephine Kick@$$

          I wish I’d never bought the street sweeper, it totally ruined the thrill of dirt roads. Sounds like you’ve had some fun lately, in spite of the bumps 😊

        • Maybe the solution is to use more dirt roads elsewhere, so the sweeper won’t hang out at the bowling alley all the time? Or move the whole thing to the pier, so you can use the wooden floor instead. Depends if there is room at the pier, I guess, but thematically it would fit imho. And now I think I will try that myself, I haven’t found a way to put it all together yet that makes me happy either. 🙂

    • Casino Nessie does the same thing. I had previously removed all of the sidewalk right after the Wild West event, but I recently placed a small patch for my bowling alley and like a magnet, she’s hanging out in the bowling alley. It’s finally time to store her. It’s a shame because I do like watching her roam around Springfield, but I would rather watch the Pin Pals bowl.

      • I decided that I’d rather have my street sweeper than those tiles at bowling alley, so I deleted them. But, yeah – don’t know why they haven’t fixed that bug yet…it’s really annoying.

      • For some reason, the Wiccans also make a beeline for the dirt roads too. Their 8 hour task is in the library, which isn’t close to my dirt, but once they come out, they head straight for my Wild West area.

  12. Keith1Roon991

    Happy Sunday, happy tapping, NEXT, superhero pt 3 I hope

  13. Happy Sunday Everybody…Hi MAB and all my neighboreenos…
    Taking a break from the game for a bit, but still lurking…hope you all have a great week…😀

  14. Happy Sunday (nearly Monday ) everyone. 🙂

  15. It’s been quite a week. Haven’t really spent much time in my game this week, generally logging on once a day only. It’s been a busy week this week with 2 job interviews and lots of marking/prepping to do.

    Although the interviews have paid off because I got a new job for September in a new school. The positive side to it is that it seems to be a much more supportive environment than my current school is. The slightly negative side is that it doubles my daily travelling time as it’s further away from my home than my current school. I feel a house move coming once I’ve saved up enough money to do so.

  16. Since you’re the winner, I will say it for you:
    “Winner winner chicken dinner!” 😁

  17. Just sitting here waiting for the next big event. My guess would be as soon as Tuesday afternoon. The big question is what will it be what will it be???

  18. Hi Mab. Hi everyone who’s not MAB. Been adjusting to my new job which I like a lot more. Hope everyone is doing well. Haven’t been tapping as much, just been feeling a bit burned out with all the updates so stepped back on playing but still come here daily. Happy Sunday everyone.

  19. Loved pin pals. I want so many more bowling characters! Picked up 10 or 11 lanes so maybe in the future I can get more bowlers. Looking forward to what’s next. Also can’t wait to see what shows up as the next Gil deal.

    My son turned 5 last week and another son is turning 11 next week. The week after is my anniversary. Lots of celebrations happening! Have a great week fellow tappers!

  20. I found out a few days ago you can use the drone scan game to get extra trash for the rail yard. I have almost 5,000 trash when normally you can only have 2,000. You can get th trash every 4 hours.

  21. Was laura powers ever available for free?

    • Nope, she was a level release back when that was a thing. Ruth was the freemium character that level, Laura was donuts.

  22. Hey, fellow tappers! I’ve had the Redwood sitting in my task bar since forever, as I’ve let it languish at level 7. Any point in upgrading it through its final two levels? My sense is that you pour ever-increasing amounts of in-game cash into the tasks, with the only payoff being a larger tree and a costume for Lisa with non-premium tasks. At least with the money pile, Mr. Burns ended up with a costume with super-premium tasks. So those of you who completed all the Redwood tasks–was it worth all the $$$? Anyone regret it? Part of me just hates having that tree hanging out in my task bar.

    • I don’t regret it, though I do wish the redwood had skins of all its growth stages.

    • I really only finished it to clear the task. If you’re low on funds, just let it lingers for a while. It’s not going anywhere.

    • I don’t regret it, but it’s true that the return on investment is low. I left mine alone for quite a while until my town was raking in enough cash that I didn’t feel like finishing the tree was preventing me from doing other things I wanted to do. If you’re still working on the playable levels (with their cash buildings) or you’re tight on space, it doesn’t hurt anything to hold off on the redwood while you’re buying all the land and paying buildings that money can buy.

    • I love having the fully grown redwood! I think it looks great!

    • Thanks for the responses…. I am not short on cash, land, or buildings, though I guess I’m still in no hurry to throw money down the Redwood taskhole. I guess maybe I’ll pick at the tasks here and there, and let the final upgrades happen slowly.

    • Josephine Kick@$$

      I’ve never used Lisa’s skin since finishing the tree.

    • I didn`t get the last upgrade. I like the size and fence around it better then the final tree. The skin is meaningless to me.

  23. Was there a Gil offer today? I got the conversation but no actual item.

  24. Oops… Forgot to apologise to my neighbours for my poor visiting during the week! I did manage it this morning but I have been having internet/device issues which made playing frustrating so I used it as an excuse to have a semi-sortof-break. Hopefully it doesn’t happen again (although since we haven’t been able to figure out what was wrong it mght well…) as I’m sure there is another event lurking on the horizon…
    ☺️☺️☺️

  25. Firstly, to our fabulous hosts and their families…
    Hi Alissa, Mr Alissa & Miss Riley – good to see you enjoying your holiday!
    😄
    Hi Patric (He’s alive! He’s alive!) 😃 & Mrs Patric
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    Hi Bunny, Mr Bunny (?) and any baby bunnies (?)
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    Hi Wookiee, Mrs Wookiee (?) and baby Wookiee’s x 3 and Wookieemama
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    And then to all neighbours, friends, and friends to be…
    Hi all
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    So another weekend of watching rugby – but in my defence it is the last Sevens tournament of the season so had to be watched 😃 We can only come 5th or 6th this tournament but thanks to winning in Paris last weekend we won the series! Well done to the Blitz Bokke! For those of you who don’t speak Afrikaans, Blitz means ‘fast’ and Bokke is the nickname for the Springbok 15 man rugby team so the Sevens team’s nickname is the ‘fast Springboks’)
    🇿🇦😄🇿🇦😄🇿🇦😄🇿🇦

    I did go down for lunch with the Wrinklies yesterday – always good to see them and my dad has recovered so well from his back op in February. After mentioning how ‘cold’ it had been here last weekend, this weekend we were back to summer with 28-30°C and berg winds (a hot dry wind that is really annoying) but 50kms away where the Wrinklies live was only 18°. Got to love weird weather!

    Now going to watch the rest of the London Sevens and then it’s time for a bath…
    Have a good week everyone!
    😄😄😄

    • He’s barely alive… 2.5 tons of rock…3 cubic yards of sand…and now HALF (yes…only half) of two pallets of cement patio pavers…I am still alive…with parts of my body beginning to show the signs of being 63, and doing the work of a 23-year old… Ask me next week.

    • So I am going to spill the beans, hope you don’t mind…
      Happy birthday to you
      Happy birthday to you
      Happy birthday MAB the great!
      Happy birthday to you
      Have a great week! Welcome to the 5-0 club! 😁

    • berg winds sound like the santa ana winds we have here…. always worrisome during brush fire season.

    • Happy birthday!! 🙂
      🎈🎁🎂🎁🎈

    • Happy birthday, MAB! Glad things are going so well. I just finished cleaning up and planting my entire front garden for the season. It was a big job, took about 5 hours, but I’ve got everything finished and cleaned up just in time for game 5 of the Sens/Pens series (yes, ice hockey 😛 ) I’m missing day to day chatting with some of my friends, but for that sort of thing, I can be found on the EA forums, if anyone is interested. Take care.

    • Hi Mab hope you have a good week and apparently happy birthday as well 😃

    • Happy birthday mab hope you had a great day bud!

    • Have a great day MAB. Liked the pin pals but looking forward to the next update.

    • Hi MAB! And happy birthday to you; hope it’s been a great one!! 🎉🎂🎁

    • Hi MAB, happy birthday!

    • Hi MAB!
      Happy Birthday!
      *sings* Viel Glück und viel Segen
      Auf all deinen Wegen
      Gesundheit und Freude
      Sei auch mit dabei!

      And somehow I am really glad there are people here who are even older than me (turning 48 in two weeks) 🙂
      All my same age real life friends don’t play computer games any more, and mostly the online / game community seems to have an average age of below 20. I can behave like a teenager with the best of them, so I guess it’s a good thing they mostly don’t know my age. 😉
      To let my age show even more: found an app version of “Day of the Tentacle” not long ago, and bought it mostly for the feelings of nostalgia. It is still kind of funny, and fortunately I forgot most of the weird riddles you have to solve so I can play it again for real, not just walk through. Played it the first time when I was still at university. I was already doing my post graduate studies, though, so I can’t really blame the lack of memory on the undergraduate party fog… Anyone else here still remember that one?

      • I’m 8 years older than you and have been playing computer games since the beginning (Hunt the Wumpus, anyone?). I also played some video games, starting with, yes, Pong, but haven’t owned a video game device since my old Atari (one of the original ones, long before PlayStation).

        Hour that makes you feel better! 😉 😀

    • Hi MAB,
      Happy Belated Birthday, I hope you had a nice, fun and happy day.
      🙂

    • Hi MAB

      Hope you had a happy Birthday!🎁🎉🎊

      Debbie

    • Hi Mab👋😄🎂🎉
      I hope your birthday was fun.

  26. I really wish there was an option to search the inventory, if this was added to the game it would make things so much easier.

  27. Ddfromatlanta

    Quick question.. watching S28 E21 Moho House… I saw Edna K. as a ghost.. I can’t remember how she died… I know they retired her character after Marcia Wallace passed away.. but how did Edna die? 😕

    • They never said, they just showed Ned reminiscing about her with a black armband on. I think they never got a chance to record dialogue for her death, so it was never shown.

    • There was an episode in the opening music scene where a sad Bart wrote one single line on the black board, saying something like We will miss you , Miss K. But he recovered fast and is on his skateboard again. This scene indicates that the character has passed away

  28. Tracy - 1ltwoody920

    Happy Sunday all!

  29. Non-TSTO comments:
    Went 3 for 4 at the plate this week in softball with a double and two singles. Should have been three doubles, but I pulled my quad trying to stretch my double in to a triple in the top of the first inning. I got thrown out in the process, though I did have a pair of RBIs on the hard hit to the fence. The pain in the quad prevented me from advancing more than one base the rest of the game. It also affected me defensively as I couldn’t stretch or run normally. We were up against the defending champs and got crushed 26 to 10.

    TSTO comments:
    Love these relaxing mini-events between the major events. Really gives me time to slow down and take a bit of a breather from the game. I shift from playing every 4 hours to every 12 hours. Even with the cut down in game play, I still managed to complete the mini-event with about a week to spare.

    • I loved softball…once I could adjust me swing to WAIT…after 16 years of Little League, Babe Ruth, American Legion, Connie Mack and college baseball. Power to right field (I hit leftie for power), and I still love the feeling of crushing one long. Just be aware…that once you are in your 40s-50s, that softball produces more injuries than any other sport to those of a “certain age.”

  30. Harptree soonbay! 😀
    I hope Alissa is having a wonderful time away ♡

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