Addicts Open Thread

NOTE: Right now there’s a fairly widespread issue going on with players being logged out of their TSTO game because their password was reset. If this has happened to you hit the forgot password option on the TSTO login screen and follow the instructions.

This is widespread, but it’s not impacting everyone. (But it’s impacting other EA games as well) Trying to get more info on what happened, I’ll update here if i find more info.


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…..

From Musicfest to the County Fair!  Our pocket-sized Springfields have ushered fall, as we get ready for Halloween with a good old County Fair!  What are your thoughts on the County Fair Mini event?  How are you progressing with the prize track? Thoughts on the premium items?  Have you purchased any so far?


In case you missed it, yesterday we posted a bonus episode of Addicts Live, our annual blogiverary Q&A!  Have you checked it out?  Lots of laughs and a brand new intro, with music from our very own Patric! So if you haven’t checked it out yet, be sure to give it  a watch when you have some time.

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!


200 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. Just received an update. The Nose Knows.


  2. I’m storing Cecil! This is the second time I’ve accidentally spent $5 million on his stupid Road to Riches. Just as last time, the daily challenge was to send Springfielders on some measly task for a pittance in in-game cash so I had to manually send 200 characters on their 4 hour tasks while waiting to dismiss the challenge. Cecil is always somewhere after the first 100 or so characters so I become less alert as I send each character on task and BAM!! I spend $5 million to send Cecil on his task. It would be nice if EA would remove the Road to Riches from Cecil’s task list, but still have it available at the upper right corner of the screen.


    • You can avoid that problem without storing Cecil. When you have a “send all x” task, send them through the “Do It” button for that task. You’ll get a list of all of the characters who can do it and you can just tap your way down the list. Then, for the rest of the characters who can do that task, just use the unemployment office. The only time I ever have to send Cecil on a task manually is when I go looking for him especially because I want to send him on a Roads to Riches task.


  3. MydadlookslikeFlanders

    I got the Blue Haired Lawyer in a mystery box from earning daily challenges! Awesome. I’m happy I bought Dr. Nick instead last week from my Vault offering. I almost bought the Lawyer last week instead. Very cool!


  4. Does anyone know a number or email address to contact EA?
    Like a few other people, I’ve had zero luck with customer support about the log in issue, even though they’re marking my cases as “resolved”. Nope!


  5. There are 3 main payouts on buildings: dollar sign, pile of cash, and that restaurant wallet thing. If visiting a friend for 3 actions, it would be nice to know which of those pays the highest average amount. Is it random, or does one really seem to pay more than the others?


  6. Ok, I need to vent and honestly you all are the most likely people to understand my frustration. EA is driving me nutty! This whole issue with not being able to log in is getting ridiculous. How long has it been now, 3 days? I was able to get back into tsto with the password reset, but I still get the error message from my scrabble game. I’ve tried deleting the app and reinstalling, it makes no difference. I know my password and email are correct, since I’m able to get into tsto and EA itself. Today I tried yet again to get “help” from EA. I filled out the form, and then it comes up with a box saying that the best way to resolve my issue is by talking on the phone, but gives no way for me to do that. No contact number for me to call, and no form for me to fill out with my number. Under the little box that says we should talk on the phone, there’s just a back button! How am I supposed to get back into my game if there’s no way for me to let them know I’m locked out? I’m sorry everyone, I know this is tstoaddicts and not scrabble addicts, but I needed to complain to people who understand my need to tap and swipe.


    • I doubt anyone could blame you for venting about such a hair-tearing EA mess up. I’d be in full blown withdrawals (and had been the last time I ran into this type of problem). I’ve got a bad feeling that it wont get fixed until the end of the event. 😦 I’ve got my fingers crossed for everyone in dealing with this. Come on EA there has got to be a fix for it.


  7. Hey moderators – Just noticed in your banner that it says to ask about the Latin motto contest, so, I’m asking! 🙂


    • Let’s hear one…


      • True story
        In my report to management, upon returning from an informative conference, I once wrote (pardon the spelling, it’s been over a decade) and THAT is the report I turned in.

        Veni, Vidi, Didici

        (I came, I saw, I learned)

        What is the Latin term for “played” or “tapped”

        I shall investigate and offer that phrase:

        Veni, Vidi, Tapped

        I shall return!


      • One?! Pfft…I shall offer several!

        Multo percussoque, magis doughnuts (More tapping, more doughnuts)

        Minus queri, plus ICTUS (Less complain, more tap)

        Si fundus, deinde veniam ad doughnuts (If you farm, the donuts will come)

        Percussoque est vita mea (Tapping is my life)

        And, of course…

        Carpe doughnuts


        Doughnuts et circenses


        • (This was much harder than I thought, because, every time I’d request a translation into Latin, I’d then switch it back to English to see if it still worked, and very few of my attempts passed the reverse-translation test. The ones I submitted all pretty much did work….or close enough to be understood correctly. Oh, and for some reason I don’t understand (having never taken Latin, myself), “ICTUS” had to be capitalized, as shown, to mean the correct thing…apparently, it has a different meaning in lower case.)


  8. Last night I could have sworn that my vault said it had only 45 mins left before the change, now it is saying there is 16 some odd hours left. Am I hallucinating?


  9. Tuxedo Krusty lost his 12 hour task (and 24 hour if he had one). 😦 I can’t recall what the task was now, but it’s no longer there. His longest task now is only 8 hours.


  10. Just hit 1.5 Billion in my Springfield Heights.
    Seems to me the best return on investment is:
    3 characters on 8 hour coffe quests = 120 and at 200 can yield 600k
    3 characters on 8 hour chair quests = 240 and at 200 can yield 300k

    So, in 16 hours I can add 600k from coffeee and 600k (300+300) from chairs.

    Looks like I might add 500million and hit 2 billion in a little over a year.


  11. I’m still unable to log in and have yet to receive a response from EA. Anyone have any suggestions?


    • I am unable to get connected as well. I downloaded it to my phone (play on iPad) and am able to play anonymously but can not log in on either device. No response from EA for me.

      I’m lucky I was just using this time to build up donuts/money since I’m lvl 939 and finished with mini event.


  12. If you are one of my friends, please do not tag (vandalize) my town when visiting. EA has this stupid policy where my righteousness rating goes to a half star if I don’t get to it immediately. It ruins my town’s 5 star rating. Repeated tags will result in removal from my friend list. For reference, my IGN is Parkin76. Thanks.


  13. BellyShirtBrandine

    If I don’t get Jub Jub in my Vault this week, so help me….

    Wasn’t there suppose to be some sort of end date on the Vault per the files? Any news on that?


  14. It always starts so innocently. Hmmm… This might fit better over here next to this. Next thing you know you’re moving around half your town. And the wheels are already spinning on a pretty massive remodel, but It’s probably best to wait and see what Halloween and Christmas bring first.

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    • I finished off my Pop/Rock festive area and very happy with it. I really enjoyed that event and the outcome of the area. The only area I am making room for now is for the expansion of the Cletus farm area. My Halloween area is next to it, so that will combine nicely, and my Christmas area is off in a corner that can expand easily. I wish I could add snow to my Christmas area year long to make it look right. Must be a global warming thing when I listen to science…


    • I just did a ton of remodeling. I had been leaving space for any new Halloween stuff but…ooops. Hopefully we get a strip opposite the of I’m going to have a lot of re-redesigning to do.

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    • You probably noticed a lot of water in my town now🌊…I’m building the water space in to leave (empty) space for future additions. I learned way too late that there would be things coming that I wanted to squeeze into existing areas. Now all my new areas have water built in that can become land again when I need it…a lot less building shuffling. Good luck with the re-decorating…it already looks pretty good to me😊.

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    • I’ve been playing for like a year or two and never remodeled. Got a crazy idea the other night to finally do the remodel and exploded my turn to start from scratch and start brand new. Omg it took me literally 2 hours to reset backup my town!! 😭

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  15. Anyone else had an issue with the radius of your taps changing? I had the maximum radius from the IRS building and now it’s a pain to tap and clear jobs and buildings.


  16. Monday over!!! Hard day, time to chill, same again Tuesday

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  17. Happiness is getting 6 donuts for the Daily Challenge for a task I was going to do anyway. Might fine sermon, Reverend!

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  18. The Twins start a 3 game series vs. the Yankees tonight, with playoff implications on the line. I know who I’ll be rooting for. ⚾️😀


  19. Happy Monday☀️🤗❤️ Have an awesome week❤️😘☀️


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