Addicts Open Thread

sorry this is up a little late today,  im travelling and forgot to schedule….

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 flashed us back to Egypt this morning.  What are your thoughts on the Egyptian Era so far?   Prizes you like?  Prizes you’re not a fan of?

How did you fare with the Prehistoric Era?

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! (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!

150 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. Can someone tell me how much money total will be required for Cecil’s tasks? I’m getting ready to start rat trap farming and I need to know how much money to leave myself. His quests haven’t popped up yet so I don’t know what it’s going to take.

    • There are no quests…tap the daily task button in the upper right of your TSTO screen, then tap the 3rd choice (in green). It will show you the Roads to Riches options and the costs. You use Cecil to contribute to them…some of his tasks are now to spend money, so be careful when using him.

    • It would cost you 140 Million to get the three Cecil items eventually.

  2. /=/ ⬅ DAILY CHALLENGES

    /=/ Finish challenges for a special BONUS PRIZE !

    Prize :🍩 10

    Challenges Complete : 2 / 15

    /=/× /=/ /=/

    Make criminals meet associate at Krusty Burger. 0/5 Go To

    Prize : 🍩 10

    A new challenge arrives in : 14h 03m 28th

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

  3. Act 2 prizes are terrible. What’s up with 150 doughnut character skin for Skinner. So far over priced NPC’s and lack luster content. There’s not even any good buildings to buy. I hope ACT 3 turns things around. I do like the music though. What could have been cool for Act 2 would have been to send characters to actually build a pyramid.

  4. Homer Lizard is too small. He looks so good until you actually buy him, then you can barely see his face. Sad.
    (I know he’s appropriately scaled, but I was disappointed.)

    • I really like how small he is. The large NPCs (Casino Nessie and the like) are distracting to me so I generally store them. The small NPCs like the mutant seedling, the tumbleweed, the Darwin fish, and this little Homer Lizard are the perfect size for me due to my tendency to get “squirreled” by larger items.

  5. I’m finally a billionaire!
    I left it alone for a very long time because it’s such a grind! I stuck at the last few million for the past month or so and finally became a billionaire over the weekend 🙂

  6. I have KM. But I had to be diligent at tapping. Every 4 hours.visiting neighbors def helps too Even then I jus barely made it. It’s been the first time in 4 years I almost didn’t make it to final prize. Usually I had a few days of donuts… not this time tho

  7. Happy Sunday all! Nice to have the next Act.
    Not sure I am all fond of the all the prizes. Will use what works and store the rest which is my ongoing main line strategy.
    Hope all have sunny (at least in the US) and peaceful week.

  8. Will there be a comprehensive post about Cecil Terwiliger’s new tasks and what’s at the end of the multi-million$ of game currency?

  9. Liking this event. Biggest positive change is the mini dialogues with each “prize” really helps keep it interesting. Whereas in other events once you finished the quest line it was just tapping on a schedule till the next act. Kudos EA for making this change.

  10. Has anyone managed to get moes cavern without booberella or caveman willi? So only with standard characters?

    • If I had not missed 1.5 days while traveling, I would have made it with only standard characters and checking in 4 times per day. Ended up only a few thousand short because of the missed time.

    • I did with no problem as a freemium player. If you visit your neighbors everyday, clear your town and characters 3-4 times a day, do the daily challenges and use the excavation strategy it can be done.

    • I did get caveman moe as a freemium player and no booberella. But it was really close (got the final prize on the last morning) since i didn’t realize how important neighbour visits were…

    • I did it with 12 hours to spare and without using Lisa apart from weekends. Cadet Lisa getting the nuclear bomb was too useful to sacrifice for this event. No bonuts at all for the first time since I was a level 10 player.

    • Though I had no premium help, I got a fully upgraded panini press from the Darwin Fish bug. It increased the excavation site payout by iirc 40% and I could clear all walking dinos every time i logged in (recharge time only 6sec.). Finished with one and a half day to spare.

      Not sure if I would have made it without that exploit, didn’t even bother with the prize track in my B-towns as it was obviously very hard and I am not up to hard grinding in more than one town..

      • What Darwin fish bug?

        • For about a day or so, if you stored the Darwin Fish (or Homer Lizard) and replaced it in your town, you would get the Tachyons awarded every time.

          It made it really simple to get the PP up to the maximum level which was nice.

    • I received the update Wednesday afternoon and somehow got everything. I’m not buying anything for act two so we will see if my luck continues.

  11. Let’s address the elephant in the room: 150 donuts for a skin for Skinner and a little chair?

  12. Managed to catch a few good films over the week like Bridge of Spies and Logan. Also started on Twin Peaks Season 3. Watching the drama at times feels like I am watching a modern art exhibition, weird and confusing. Felt sad that for every episode from 1 to 3, different actors were listed under In memory of.

    Thanks to John O Connell, I managed to find out the titles of two childhood films with images that haunted me. Never really understood the plot then so as an adult now, I could rewatch it again to experience it all over again.

    Game wise, the excavation site digging is so exciting that I can’t wait to see what we find and spent donuts on a few rounds of 50 shovels and got the Baby T rex on the first night!. I also managed to prepared well for Act 2 and have obtained the Tuts elementary school. I like that different music were used for Act 1 and 2, the Act 1 mustic was quite scary!

    • So what were the titles?!? You can’t leave us hanging like that, man!

      • Oh they were very old movies. The Devils Rain (1975) and Mission Mars (1968). The Devils Rains has quite a few notable actors in it. Including William Shatner & John Travolta. Interestingly, John Travolta joined Scientology after an actress from the movie recommended to him . This movie was John’s first big screen debut. The William Shatner’s mask used in Halloween could have been inspired by this movie too. This movie, in my view, has very good practical effects for melting humans. That was the image that haunted me.

        I could not find the title of Mission Mars for a long time as the wiki lists of sci fi movies did not capture it. Interestingly I noted that WatchMojo in their list of greatest movies about Mars, gave this movie an honorable mention.

  13. I’m confused, and possibly very disappointed… Should there have been new items in the vault with the act change. I don’t have anything new in my vault, which I would ascribe to maybe that I already had this new set of items array, except that I still have the butterfly tent in the vault, which was there in the last act. I was really looking forward to seeing some new items in there, like Maison Derriere, which I don’t have and would really like to have. Any chance that updates to the vault and act updates aren’t linked together and there may be something new in my vault in, say, Tuesday?

  14. simpsonsmomma

    Hi all 🙂 managed to get the last prize with about four hours left. I did purchase boobarella with farmed and purchased donuts for my bday so that helped. I was behind due to lack of reliable internet on our vaca last week. I’m looking forward to actually staying on track this part of the event. Hope you all have a lovely week 🙂

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    Sorry for being late with this but got distracted (again!) by family history! Spent the weekend researching where I come from. Went down to the Wrinklies yesterday to share what I had found and got a whole lot more work courtesy of my father! But I’m having fun so no real complaints – & mom’s cooking alone was worth the drive!

    Mixed week of sport. Cricket has been dismal (no laughing!). We lost to Pakistan during the week and today got whipped by India! So we are out of the tournament! 😟 On a brighter note we beat France in the 1st rugby test yesterday 🇿🇦🤗🇿🇦 Given the dismal end to the last season this was a great performance!

    Weather wise things have been verging on apocalyptic down here on the southern tip of Africa! Cape Town (9 hours away) was hit by the worst storm in 40 years with gale force winds and flooding (although their water situation is also dire so it does help a little) which unfortunately resulted in several deaths. We got the gale force winds but not the rain! But the gale force winds and drought conditions resulted in severe fires between us and Cape Town. Knysna, about 4 hours away, has been ravaged by horrendous fires fanned by the gale force winds. People killed, over 150 houses destroyed, thousands evacuated and it’s not over yet. The wind does seem to be lessening so hopefully they can get it under control… Scary stuff!

    I’m still enjoying the event but I think it’s because of the new goodies that come with it. I love getting new stuff to play with and even excavating is fun! I’ve also managed to get the dam and the mansion gardens but a Rock and a Hard Place is going to have to wait!!! 😄

    Now, because it’s already late, I’ve had my bath so instead it’s time for Star Trek Beyond and a late supper… 😄😄😄

    Have a good week everyone!
    🇿🇦😄🇿🇦😄🇿🇦😄🇿🇦

    • Hey MAB!!! 😁

    • Hi MAB,
      Whistles, doesn’t mention the cricket, whistles some more …… :0)

      Good weekend for England sports wise, knocked Aussies out of the cricket, scored a last minute equaliser against Scotland in football, the Under 20s football team won their World Cup (first English international trophy since 1966) and Lewis Hamilton wins the GP.

    • Happy Sunday, MAB! Hope you stay safe thorough all of the scary weather.😳

    • Hi MAB…Happy Sunday to all!
      Sorry the weather has been so treacherous…sounds like a horrible week. Been more fortunate here, steady rains off and on for about a week, so our drought is officially over. Hope the fires stay far away from your homestead and the winds fade a bit soon. Take care…

    • Happy Sunday MAB, sorry about the bad weather in your area of the world. Hope you can avoid it.
      Good thoughts going your way for a safe week ahead.

    • Hi mab hope you have a good week ☺️

    • I’ve been saying since the 2011 ICC World Cup that Bangladesh is on the rise and will win a tournament in the next 10 years. I kinda want to see them beat India in the semis. They could definitely destroy Pakistan if Pakistan beats England in the other semi. But lets face it, that is not going to happen. I think England’s side this year is too strong for Bangladesh. An India versus England final would be a close one and would go to whoever wins the toss in my opinion.

  16. Happy Sunday everyone. 🙂

  17. So, I’ve been playing TSTO for close to two years, and yesterday was the first time that i didn’t get the final prize of the event *sigh*

    I guess what killed me was the fact that I wasn’t tapping on the dinasours every four hours, but I honestly thought it wasn’t necessary. Kinda bummed out; I know it was just a costume and a cave but I wanted it. 😞

    • Not to bum you out further, but as a point of information, it is not a costume, Moe Caveman is a seperate full character.

      • See, now, I had the same thought, but decided NOT to post that, so as NOT to bum the commenter out further. I mean, at this point, there was nothing to be gained…

        • SANDRA- True, but at least when it’s offered for Donuts at the end of the Act Phil knows that it’s a new character and can decide whether to splurge on it or not….💜X

      • Just kill me now, why don’t you?

    • Caveman moe is a full character.
      I didn’t get him either.
      First time in 4 years I didn’t get the final prize.

  18. So far I’m enjoying this event, but I guess it helps that I love ancient Egypt and dinosaurs. Not sure how I’ll feel about the third act with pirates… we’ll see.

  19. I’m actually starting to feel bad about feeding Ralph so many performance art crayon sandwiches. They can’t be good for him and the boy has enough problems.

  20. Keith1Roon991

    Happy tapping all, doing OK with this event so for, had a good weekend catching up with my brother who I haven’t seen for a while, looking forward to act 3 pirates and a 2 week break end of the month to a cottage in Dumfries and Galloway Scotland with pool and sauna, can’t wait

  21. Well i only got 3 days of game play due to land error glitch….so didnt get moes cavern…i asled ea games to give me moes cavern anyway…im goung to kedp on emailing to get it

    • Hope you get it.
      EA should give it to you, it was their fault not yours.
      Keep hounding them!!
      Good luck!

  22. Gabe "glue man" degrossi

    I’m disappointed that the skinner skin is so much! But I’ll be just as happy with obtaining taskmaster willie who I was pretty excited for. But I’m really just waiting for the pirate act to hit our games cause that looks awesome.

    On an unrelated note I would just like mention the tragic passing of Adam West, may he RIP.

  23. Anyone else run into a problem with Luke Stetson?

    I started playing at the very end of the superhero event. Just enough to get only homer and krusty skins.

    anyway.. i bought the 80 donut mystery boxes amd got Luke. no questline. after some searching found out the western events ‘old town square’ triggers the quests.

    felt ripped off. after 2 emails to support they gave me my donuts back.

    the first guy just told me to post on their message board about it.

    just letting anyone know if it happened to you also.

    • You have to pull out the Western event’s Town Square and place it before the quest will trigger. One of Luke’s tasks is there, so the quest won’t start unless it is available.

      • Sorry, you knew that…not surprising that EA support didn’t know…not sure their folks ever played the game.

    • Ugh, I hate when they try to fob me off to the message boards. I always persist on having customer support provide customer support.

    • Thank you for the information!
      I kept thinking I needed someon else free or similar for it to trigger.
      Just sent my first email to C.S., and pasted your comment, left out you name, so hopefully I too will get my $/donuts back.
      Really appreciate your post!
      Sincerely,
      1strangebear
      PS: glad they gave you the donuts back!!!

      • Update,
        2 emails to resovle, happymto say the refunded me my donuts.
        Thanks again to Shell for the enlightenment:)

  24. I was sweetly volunteering to stay with the baby while she took her nap so everyone else could continue enjoying the days activities, when my own Frankie the squealer (aka my grandson, who was the one to get me addicted) had to say “Nana just want to stay in range of the wifi cause theres a new TSTO update”. True, but totally ruins the image. As Fat Tony would say “squealers got to pay” guess who won’t be tappin his game for him while he’s out playin on the beach. Lol

  25. Ok, so I’m 80 donuts away from Caveman Moe, and I’m wondering if he’s worth that? I’m a freemium player and I have a total of 100 donuts right now. Can anyone who has him tell me if he’s worth it?

    • Gabe "glue man" degrossi

      He’s a pretty good character but if it was me I’d save those donuts up for Blackbeard as I can already tell he’ll be a great character (and he will actually earn premium so you’ll get the bang for your buck in that regard), but if he doesn’t interest you I’d say go for caveman moe.

    • I really like him…lots more than Boobarella’s cave. You rarely get to see a character interact with their building (usually they are out wandering around if they have a visual task) so I have him “tending bar” 24/7. It’s a great task. Now I have to figure out where to put his cave after the event…hmmm…

    • NOPE , SAVE DONUTS !

    • I think he is not worth it if you have to consider whether you want to spend the remaining donuts on him. I like him, he has nice animation and tend to go on top of nearby items on one of his visual tasks, tending the bar. 80 donuts for a combo is actually not that expensive. Just go with your feeling. 🙂

  26. Unusual for me, but I’m just not thrilled about the offerings in this act. =/

  27. What the heck. ..

    Winner winner pterodactyl dinner ☆

  28. I don’t have the inclination to be a farmium, I’m happy to be a premium. Viva la TSTO!

    • As a farmium player myself, I’m very grateful to those of you who can, and do, spend money on the game. I did spend some “money” earlier on, but, fortunately, I was able to do that because I earned iTunes credits via QuickThoughts (and some Amazon coins through some exceptionally good deals). Spending real money (out of my bank account) just isn’t an option for me theses days, but it’s folks like you who really keep this game going and, for that, I’m grateful! 🙂

      • Anyone notice the increase in the KEM base cost? I can still farm but must make the rounds collecting rent regularaly!

        • When you KEM farm you need to sell all but one to get the best deal. If the first one isn’t 220, then you have more than one somewhere (inventory or town).

        • Lol – check your inventory… I’ll bet you stored some instead of seeking them. Happens to all of us at some point, so I know that feeling…btdt myself!

  29. I was watching homer’s enemy and I thought that maybe bart’s factory should be in the game! At the same price of $1!

  30. Non-TSTO comment:
    Our team lost again at softball this past Monday by one run, 16-15. I went 5 for 5 at the plate with 5 singles, 3 runs scored and 2 RBIs. But defensively, our team floundered. As a first baseman, I usually get at least 5-10 putouts a game. But my second basemen, shortstop, and third baseman kept booting the ball and I only had one ball thrown to me the entire game. I’m tempted to ask my Captain to move me to one of those positions this Monday if the same continues.

    TSTO comment:
    I’ve been so busy at work prepping for an audit we had this past week that I’ve barely been able to tap three times most days. I was working as many as 14 hours a day and even worked the last two weekends and the Victoria Day holiday. Most days I only tapped twice. So for the first time, I had to spend some donuts to get the last prize. But the way I see it, 50 donuts for a full character and building is a good deal. Hopefully with more time now, I can go back to tapping every 4 hours outside of normal work hours.
    Yesterday was the one year anniversary of the start of the first Bracket Battle. I commemorated by going through the Bracket results again. While a few characters have joined the game like Gary, Doug, Benjamin, Ugolin, Cesar, Sgt Skinner, etc.; it’s still cool to see how much potential is still left in the game. As long as people keep spending money on the game, EA can easily keep the new content going for a few more years.

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