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…..

All good things must come to an end, and the really well done (all Addicts agree!) County Fair mini event must come to a close.  So the County Fair rolls on out this coming week (Tuesday) and in its place will be ______? (in case you haven’t guessed, here’s where you fill in the blank my friends.)

Halloween is just around the corner (I think we’ll get it the first week of October), what are your thoughts on what we may see this year? In the past, we’ve had Zombies, Ghosts, Aliens, nightmares and monsters…what will 2017 bring?

Speaking of the County Fair and Halloween thoughts….there was a new Addicts Live yesterday, did you check it out?  Super Safi and I broke down the County Fair Event, what we’d like to see for Halloween and a timeline for what we think will be coming next (and when) in TSTO.


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!


165 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. So after completing the Cheap Space Homer mini event today I’ve discovered that I’m not able to send the rocket into space for prizes. Is this intentional? I was looking forward to getting mini nuclear warheads and topiaries. ;(


    • You’d have likely been disappointed (at least about the mini-nuke)…. I’ve been launching the rocket once or twice a day since it first came out (how many months ago was that?) and have yet to earn a mini-nuke from it. (On the other hand, I’ve gotten three from Lisa doing The Eliminator, which had been around for a much shorter time.)

      I have gotten a few topiaries, but, more than half the time the rocket fails to launch (it’s part of the options that can happen…it starts to go up, sputters, then just catches fire on the launch pad and stays that way until its 12-hour task runs out and you “collect it”). When you do get something, the vast majority of the time it’s either debris or a Hail Ants sign.

      So, don’t worry…you’re really not missing that much. 🙂


    • Belay that last comment. I wasn’t aware that Quimby needed to be available to trigger the final launching even though no one actually had a task to perform. Rocket away!

      I know, Sandra. In my main Springfield I had launched the rocket twice a day for almost 2 years without seeing a single nuke. I got my first mini-nuke from the Eliminator. I had two from there, then finally received one from the rocket. Current total: Eliminator-7, Rocket-3. I have about 30 Kang and Kodos topiaries.

      If you have such a nice rocket, you just have to launch it now and then ;p


  2. To Rudolph….don’t understand your reply? One of the prizes on the prize track was new crop. Another prize was lennys stall. This is an actual building you can place in your town so I thought when it said new crop it would be like growing corn,wheat or ploughed field. Know what I mean? Like paying and waiting 3 hours?.


  3. Hi guys. Am I being a total numpty in thinking that the prize new crop is actually something we can grow, like the wheat and 🌽 fields? There’s no option to do this. Just the three that are already there. Signed dumb blonde u,k


  4. Go Lt Gen Jay Silveria!!!!

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  5. I picked up Ray Patterson and the two monorail stations (Magic and Krusty) today. I’m stuck on the trash pick up quest because the junk yard is full and the monorail jobs are all done til next week. Is there a way to get trash from checkup other than by using it for monorail jobs?


  6. I have been reading the site daily for almost three years and decided to finally comment. I really liked the county fair mini event and after seeing all the great designs in the show off I wish I bought the combine but I am low on donuts and have been waiting for the Springfield pet shop to make an appearance in my vault. I am looking forward to the Halloween event. My favorite THOH is the Peanuts episode with the grand pumpkin. I would like to see the grand pumpkin as a full character with a 24 hour task to “get revenge” where he walks around town eating Springfielders who are not on a task.

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  7. I have been having the issue that TSTO makes me go through the verifying my age and then sign in to my EA account EVERY TIME i try to play now – and i just updated to iOS 11 on my ipad so i have NO idea what is going on – anyonr here experiencing the same thing or know how to fix this? It makes me download 800+ MB EVERY DAMN TIME (as if i am doenloading the latest update EVERY TIME i want to play) and it is getting more and more frustrating!!


  8. Best. LEGO minifigurine. Ever. Thank you, Addicts!!

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  9. To quote ghostbusters “we got another one!!!!”
    Update that is seems to be based around angelica button. Just sent Lisa off on a 4hr task.


  10. I’ve recently started having a problem that I hadn’t had in about a year or two: when I open my app, it will start downloading the who 750mb of updates and ask me to sign in again.
    Once I do, everything is all fine and good, but I seem to be having to do this once a day lately. When I’m at home or work on wi-fi, it’s inconvenient but not the worst. But when I’m out and about, it’s impractical.
    My only speculation on what could be causing this is that I’ve started getting close to filling up my phone’s storage (lots of video of our new baby), and so iOS then purges content such as TSTO content, but I wanted to ask if anyone can confirm this is the cause or knows of a different reason why I’d have to redownload all my content frequently.


  11. Is there a place to name and shame people like scottkeeganw, who come and vandalise your town? The neighbour request page, with a promise not to vandalise is a nice idea but only if people stick to it. I’ve had a spate of this in the last few weeks. And is vandalism still having the same negative effect on towns? I’m still 5 stars and cant quite work out what it’s doing?

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    • Buy and place a bunch of training walls and getting gratified won’t make a bit of difference to your Conform-o-Meter.

      That said, I agree that if you got your neighbors from the no tagging thread, they shouldn’t do that. But sometimes accidents do happen (and you also should be making sure to leave some buildings untapped, so they have other options to tap when they visit). FWIW, when I was a low-level player, I used to like getting tagged, because it allowed me to earn money from buildings that didn’t earn money otherwise.


    • I recently had a neighbor vandalizing my town… After the 3rd time in a row I just unfriended them.


  12. Hey guys,
    I have a problem and I hope you can help!
    Since the last update I get the “you Springfield haven’t been saved” popup teven though I haven’t installed the game o any other device. I haven’t come even close to the last price of the mini event because the bigger part of my actions just gets lost… not even talking about all the donuts I’m missing out on. Any idea how I can fix it? Thanks for your help!


    • That’s a very old chestnut 🌰
      It happens with all my three pads when I play TSTO. Nothing really happens, so don’t worry about the message.


      • Well, unfortunately this time it’s a real struggle. It actually DOESN’T save my progress! I sent all characters on their jobs (e.g. to collect ribbons) and built some KEM’s and the next time I log in all characters are free and the KEM’s have never been built. I’ve already de- and reinstalled and my phone isn’t low on storage either.


  13. Hi, Bben reading this site for about 2 years, decided to stop lurking and comment on the ‘Make TSTO Events Great Again’ thread. This is my first open thread post 🙂


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