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 Time Travelling Toaster Event hit our Springfields big time last week!  Dinos, dig sites, Cavepeople & Prehistoric fun have all hit our towns in this first part of the event.  What are your thoughts on the event so far?  How are you fairing?

Yesterday we announced the details for the Addicts West Coast Meet Up, will you be joining us to hang out?

How was the rest of your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting? First weekend of June, summer will be here before you know it!

So chat about the Simpsons, TSTO, Update fun, or anything else you can think of! (Just no politics, it never ends well)  Can’t wait to chat with you all, you know we love hearing from you!

Have Fun!  And happy Sunday!

298 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. FYI, some of the prizes fit on the boardwalk.

  2. Just got my Baby T-Rex.
    Should I save shovels or keep excavating???

  3. I figured this would be the place to find out about this; I love you guys so much and this app is excellent, however more and more lately, the pop ups on your app are the ones stating I have viruses on my phone or I’ve won something like an Apple Watch or iPad. I don’t mind regular pop ups for games, but these are more than just a nuisance. They are seriously irritating. I just wanted you guys, the awesome staff, to know about this.

    • Stop using the app first. We no longer support it. (And haven’t for some time. It never worked right)

      Second we’re aware of the issue. It’s not coming from this site, our site is free of the malware. WordPress is currently looking into it to see what specifically may be causing it on this site

    • I had the same issue now the app is deleted from my phone. Thx

  4. At camp for this week, so tapping will be light. Sorry friends. That being said, I love the Dino npc!!! This is one that will be allowed to roam for ages!

  5. Idea for EA:
    Decorative Construction items

    Having these in the game would be fun so we can have areas of land look like they are being developed.

    • I’m not sure what level you’re on, there are a couple of construction items available

      Level 16= Construction Barrier
      Level 22= Stop Sign
      Level 23= Graffiti wall
      Level 40= Concrete wall
      There are also orange construction cones (I don’t recall the required level and I cannot find it online)

      But at least it’s a start to a mini construction area
      I hope this helps 🙂

  6. Hi! Love this site – so helpful! Wish I had enough cash to get the dam 🙁 Just wondering if your ads have changed? I have been getting loads of spam-like pop ups in the last few days & the audio on video ads starting automatically… wasn’t sure if it was me or the site! :/

  7. Just wondering if anyone else got Luke Stetson and the hootenanny barn out of the time capsule but no questline along with it.

    • No questline here either…have the barn and Luke, but 8 hr task is still locked, since no quest triggered it. Tried storing the barn and re-placing it…nothing. I may try storing it, deleting the game and reloading it, but not till event is over (don’t want to screw anything else up).

      • If you played the Wild West event and stored the Town Plaza, place it again. That started his questline for me. If you don’t have the Plaza, it might require a patch from EA.

    • If you played the Wild West event and stored the Town Plaza, place it again. That started his questline for me. If you don’t have the Plaza, it might require a patch from EA.

  8. Just read the post…the dam does connect to water! Reworked my design and …voila…Springfield has Hydro Electric Power. Look out Mr Burns, you have competition…

  9. Just found a couple good places for the acid pond and the tar pits…didn’t really like them in my Tropics/Dino World so moved them over to the Halloween Springfield and Destitute Springfield areas.

    • I was so excited to see the tar pit, because it’s often bothered me that I have a “Springfield tar pits” with only one tar pit 😋

      • I can’t believe that I never noticed the sign…for sure it says “Pits”…plural. I feel much better now, I really hate false advertising…😂

    • Like your design as always. And like how each of us come up with different ways to use the offerings, I like the tar pits and have them by my dinosaur pond I see him getting caught in the future and then being excavated by the Future SF staff.
      Not sure how to do those screen shots. Nice event and liking a few days of slower time till Act 2.

  10. couple thoughts:
    had my first accidental donut spend, on the dirt race no less. this site is good about reminding people to check their settings after an update but for me, i’ve never had it change my settings. well, this time it finally got me! oh well.

    the other thing, seems like EA has gotten their formulas down tighter. i’m someone who, other than the 7-8 hours of sleep i need, am able to check the game every 4 hours and yet i feel behind. i still have the last 2 items to unlock with 5 days left and it doesn’t *feel* like i will make it. i usually am ahead on unlocking items by maybe 1 or 2 days. i assume i will unlock these but i imagine they (EA) have gotten better about the distribution rates as i’m not sure i will get any time for extra bonuts (for this first wave of the event). i don’t have booberella to help either.

    • You need to KEM farm to get donuts to buy premium characters. I have already completed the events (Moe,T-Rex) in all 3 games.

      • Yes but for the umpteenth time, not everyone can or wishes to KEM farm !!!!!!!

        • I don’t know why any couldn’t KEM farm.Please explain. Some don’t know about KEM farming (I didn’t until late last year), so if someone complains about not having enough donuts, I think I am being helpful pointing it out as an alternative to hard cash (sorry EA), since everyone cannot afford to spend hundreds of dollars on a game.

          • I agree with “The Dog” even though I am a Kitty 🙂

            I respect people have their own way that they like to play or need to play to get enough doughnuts, but to some it may be seen as not playing the game properly or honestly.. (this is just my personal opinion)

            I do have about 9 Kwik E marts in my Springfield, but they’re not for farming., They’re there to help generate money and to leave somewhere for my neighbours to tap (Poor Apu- he is always busy in my Springfield looking after all his shops) 😛

            Another reason, some players may not have enough play money to spend on KEM farming.

            I think there are a lot of ways in the game to get doughnuts that doesn’t involve KEM farming. 🙂

            • Kitty, thanks for the info I am sure it will be helpful to some. But as for KEM farming, if you leave only one in town, the next is only 220. I doubt anyone can’t afford doing a few every 4 hours. If you have any significant bonus %, you turn on the Collider and have a perpetual donut making machine. The only reason I can figure they can’t do it would be that they can’t buy KEMs, and thus shouldn’t be worrying about not buying premium items yet.I am going to start a new game to figure out when KEM farming becomes practical. BTW, if EA didn’t want anyone to do it (i.e cheating) they would get rid of the collider and lower XP earned.

          • ways to earn doughnuts in the game:
            (If I have missed any, please help to add to the list)

            *Send the rocket launcher into space- if it returns with debris, you can send Homer and or Lisa to clean it up which may result in a doughnut

            *Sometimes when you click on a building in a neighbours town during your neighbour visits, you will also receive a doughnut

            *Playing the “where’s Maggie?” game

            *Daily tasks (sometimes the reward will be a doughnut)

            *Playing sideshow you in Krustyland. where you ask?
            That’s right Krustyland. 🙂 I have won 5 doughnuts on 3 separate occasions, though it was quite a long time in between each doughnut win. But.. a free doughnut is still a free doughnut 🙂

            *For new players or players who have not already done this:
            Send Homer on his “play with his mypad” task, then repeatedly tap Homer fast (or I think it is 10 times total) and… you will be rewarded with TEN free Doughnuts and also the Jebediah statue.

          • Hi Charles,

            sorry, there was no ‘reply’ option on your latest comment,
            but you’re welcome, I’m happy to help with doughnut game tips 🙂

            Perhaps like you said they might still be on a lower level-
            or not have any spare land available for farming.
            or they may just not want to.

            I’m on level 175- I have never done KEM farming and I never will
            (just because I prefer not to I just like playing for fun and decorating my town) 🙂

            (But I do not judge those players who do, it is their personal choice)

        • You could buy/sell Bloodmobiles of Rat Trap Delivery Trucks 😜

          • The critical point here is the bonus %.
            If this is not high then it can be painfully slow donut farming.
            Good luck to those who do farm but keep in mind not everyone is at the stage of the game where it is worthwhile.

  11. I think the “max out ” number of item was raised again…yesterday I couldn’t place any more items when I hit 9700, today I only get a warning, but am able to continue putting down KEMs…yippee skipee!

  12. hi everyone, i’m looking for design help! it’s that darn square from the secret agents event. why can’t i get the roads to line up with it? i’ve seen at least two neighbors who did it, and i took pictures of their designs to try to replicate it and understand how the lining up on all sides would work. but i just can’t! if my roads line up in the N/S direction then they don’t line in the E/W direction and vice-versa. any tips? my OCD appreciates it!

    • You need to place the square first, then create the roads from the square.

    • Jamie Boughen

      I simply looked for a crossroad and put the spy square right on top of it. Other than making sure the corners were clear of anything, I didn’t have a problem doing it this way.


    • Are you are trying to place two Secret Agent town squares side-by-side?
      If that is the case you actually have to leave a small gap between the two town squares, in order to line up both roads that are heading “away”.
      So, having done that, how do you then fill in that gap *between* the two squares?
      To fill in the ‘road gap’ between the two squares, just draw the underlying road yourself (surprisingly, Secret Agent town squares can have roads placed underneath them, but not dirt).
      Then to fill in the gap between the grassy areas of the two squares, just draw in grass (but not dirt). I also added a couple of benches in the gap to further fill it in.
      Hope this helps.

  13. Say guys, has anyone gotten the start of a “Mammoth Ranch” quest? I was asked to build a frontier gate, which I did, and then… nothing.

  14. My favorite part of an event comes when I first find the event tappables walking on water (usually the ocean, but sometimes a river). That moment happened this morning. Alas, I was too slow to get a screen cap, but a raptor walking on water was such a pleasing image. 😛

    • I am always looking for them near the Squidport arch. If they get to close, it looks like they are walking on top of it instead of behind it. For some reason, that always makes me laugh. 🙂

  15. Just bought the raptor npc for 40 donuts without waiting for the SIB simply on the basis of telling myself do I need a raptor roaming my town-no do I want a raptor roaming my town-hell to the yes I do.

  16. After all of this time, I’m relatively disappointed that the Cecil glitch hasn’t been patched. They can patch everything else but not that apparently. My Cecil is still missing. 🙁

    • To unlock the Road to Riches quest you either have to have an aspirational item purchased or at least two million in game cash. Trust me, I tried EVERYTHING before I saw this on EAs forum and it worked. I recommend the Sunsphere, it’s the cheapest option🙂

  17. Tiffany Lynn Reid

    Is anyone else having issues not receiving prizes? I unlocked the 1000 Specimans, but it is no where to be found. I have rebooted, visited neighbors, gone to Krustand…nothing works.

  18. Happy Sunday, tappers! I have been loving this game for awhile (level 153) but have just been introduced to this site. Elated isn’t the word! Quick question: does anyone out there know if you can continue to excavate after you have the 48 gems needed to unlock baby T-Rex? I’m up to 45 but I’m still 16,000 fossils short of Moe’s cavern. The dig is such a great resource for, well, resources. I’d hate for it to end! Thanks all!

    • Yes you can continue digging, crafting. Bonuts for fossils.. (8250). You can craft Egyptian items, or more Prehistoric stuff. Search entire list for extra unlocked items.

    • Yes it continues, and welcome to the site.

  19. Happy Sunday to all. Hi MAB! Josephine KA, rest up and try to follow doctor’s orders! It’s hard, I know but worth it. I hope all tappers and their loved ones in London are ok. Today I worked my last Sunday EVER. 😀 New jobs starts this Wednesday! I’m thoroughly enjoying this event- all of the stuff. Must have it. I even cheated, I know, don’t judge me, and looked at spoilers. I only do it when I’m really into the theme of the event and need an idea of how many donuts I have to acquire. It’s gonna be a lot of donuts.

  20. Is there a Cecil mini-event? I read a screen… i see the 1, 5, and 10 millions dollar tasks, but there is no icon in task book.

    Has anyone done all 3 tasks?

  21. I did it, I bought all the land in Krustyland. Am I going to use any of it, no. Was it worth it, absolutely not. So why did I do it, couldn’t say.

    • That is funny. I had to go back and look to see mine, and sure enough I bought all the land also, and never used it. LOL! I wish we could sell it.

  22. Happy Sunday everyone 😍

  23. simpsonsmomma

    Went out of town to Breckenridge, CO. Spent time with family, hiked, shopped and enjoyed great drinks & food. Spent today catching up on house work. I’m about a day behind on the event even after buying a character for it. I was out of Internet range a lot for since vent start so I’ll have to play catch up.

    Anyone else unable to get on due to server issues?

    Hope you all have an awesome week 🙂

  24. I been nt sure what to spend my doughnuts on: the mystery box or the power house. What have you guys bought, if anything?

    • When I am confronted between two decisions, I walk away from it for a few hours. Then I ask myself which one I thought about the most. Then I get that. Works every time.

    • You see, the mystery box is a risky choice. Very often you’ll end up not getting what you want. If you want to play it safe, Powers House is the way to go.

    • If you want to get bonus percent up, I would buy mystery boxes. I’m now getting a little over 200,000 xp for every KEM farmed. It definitely makes it easier to get everything you want in the store.

  25. Happy Sunday everyone. 🙂

  26. Is Bunny OK?

    • Yes. She’s just no longer playing this game or contributing to this site. (She hasn’t actively participated here in nearly a year) Her own choosing. She’s welcome back whenever she wants. But she’s fine.

      • Thanks Alissa. I know her health has taken precedence over the past couple of years and I haven’t seen her around for ages. Was thinking about her the other day.

        • It’s taken less precedence than she’s led everyone to believe…and I’ll leave it at that. The long and short of it, she’s fine. 🙂

  27. Can you spot the new items in the game?

  28. Just unlocked the dinosaur lake, goodness it’s huge! I’m going to have to do a major redesign to put it anywhere sensible!

  29. Unfortunately I can confirm that the latest update only lets me store and place the Darwin fish once with additional tachyons being awarded. After that nothing. Thanks for the update Lone Ranger.

    • Dieter von Dusseldorf

      I don’t talking about glitches until they are fixed. You know the old saying: “Snitches about glitches get stitches.” 😆

    • Yep saw the “hint” that something special happens when you store the Darwin fish yesterday, but didn’t try it until after today’s ingame update.
      Had a feeling it would be a fix to the special Darwin Hack.

  30. Hi Josephine hope you get better soon. Restrictions are hard I know. Hi Mab. Loving the newest additions to events, the excavation is neat.

    Non tsto: Was put back on med leave while on my 90 days as I had a seizure at work. Go for an MRI tomorrow afternoon, the drs are thinking I had a mini stroke. Job is working with me and will touch base with them Friday morning. Hopefully I will be cleared to go back to work. Well happy tapping all, going to probably take a nap been getting wiped out real fast.

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