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…..

ICYMI there was an all-new episode of Addicts Live yesterday.  Where we broke down the ins and outs of the Halloween Event, as well as our hot takes on the magical theme.

An all new episode of The Simpsons airs tonight, featuring Martin Short! What do you think will happen in the new episode? Will you be checking it out?

Halloween has arrived in Springfield!  Yes, the familiar dark haze has covered our screens as Beasts and Wizards come to life in our Pocket-Sized towns. What are your initial thoughts on the Halloween Event?  Excited to see the Potter theme?

Over on Futurama Addicts Russian Tigger wrote a post comparing all 3 games (TSTO, FWOT & TQFS) and their respective Halloween Events.  You can find it here

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!

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282 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. Has the rocket ship and the insanity cauldron stopped giving % items? I have not gotten any in at least two months now. would like to know of I should even bother doing it anymore. I k ow that for the dig site any % item is a one time only item .

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    • No, they still continue to dish out the rare XP % bonus giving items. Keep at it!

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    • I just received a topiary and a donut from cleaning up the debris.

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    • Rare but still happening. Haven’t played the cauldron for a while but received my third mini-nuke last week from the rocket launch since the game became available

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      • Third?? ((sigh)) My count is still at zero. 😦

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        • I thought 3 was a low count considering how long the mini game has been available. Sorry, the intention was not to rub it in on anyone.😶

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          • No worries…I didn’t take your post as anything negative about you or your actions. I’m just frustrated that, despite launching the rocket at least once a day, and frequently twice, I have yet to get one. But, from what I’ve seen in the comments, you are either right on average or maybe above. I don’t think I’ve seen anyone post about getting more than three yet, but that didn’t mean that there aren’t folks who have gotten more than three, but just haven’t mentioned it (or that I missed it if someone has).

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  2. It’s a crying shame that EA doesn’t have a web page like tsto addicts for people like us to post criticism to the people who are the “creative minds” behind the game. It seems the past 2 years, the amount of creativity in that board room has regressed immensely. Shameful really. This game was once a true joy to play, and it has become someone that we addicts just keep doing because we keep hoping it might get better again soon!

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  3. I go on this site frequently but hardly ever comment. Anyway is it just me or is this event the worst. I’ve been playing for years and I have over 100 characters but this one uses a whopping 3. Lisa, Bart and Magic Act Milhouse are the only ones who can capture the monsters. Every quest is a pick and choose for Lisa only. Am I missing something? You can send the kids to magic school I guess but that doesn’t even earn the currency for all the crafting of old Halloween stuff I already have. Everything else is just a grind. Send the 3 characters to work on Lewd, grind grind grind (use employee center to make it bearable) no halloween fun for anyone else. A magic Harry Potter themed event could be cool if it used more characters this doesn’t even use magical Marge skin. I know they want us to buy stuff but this is ridiculous, especially for a game that takes 90% of my phone storage. I will stop playing if things don’t improve, I’m just glad I haven’t spent a lot of real money on it.

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  4. I’ve started playing again. I may even get bonuts! I’m not for or against the Harry Potter theme. I have never read any of the books or watched a movie. It just doesn’t feel halloweeny to me. But I’m ok with that because it’s a game! And Happy Sunday, or Wednesday or I think it might technically be Thursday! Whatever it is have a happy day!

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  5. Might be time to set my Springfield out to pasture. Boring uninspired event with no content worth grinding for. The last several events I’ve slowly lost interest and was hoping the THOH event would restart my fire. But alas, I’ll just play something else. It’s been a fun four years.

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  6. The Tentacle Tree is available for 10 net donuts for 1% increase. A nice addition for those seeking %.

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    • MydadlookslikeFlanders

      I’m going to get one for sure. I am two donuts away 🙂 I just bought the Inanimate Carbon Rod Statue a few days ago and am happy to be almost up to 18 donuts already. Earning the donuts is a bit of work but worth it for cool stuff like The Tentacle Tree 🙂

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    • i just bought five of them.
      thinking about more
      best XP% buy ever.

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      • MydadlookslikeFlanders

        I got one this morning 🙂 I want more! lol. They are awesome and I love the XP% boost too

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      • No. It’s a good XP buy, but the mystery boxes are still better.

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      • Donut for Donut the mystery boxes are a better deal. I usually keep buying them until the 30 donut payout then give it a break. Hmm….. I wonder if there is someone out there that could do a breakdown on mystery boxes vs. tentacle trees, someone with mad math skills? I looking at you Super Safi.

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        • LOL! Here you go:

          Super Safi’s Stats & Strategy Special: Mystery Box Vs Tentacle Tree
          Salutations Senors, Senoras, Senoritas, Statisticians & Strategists,
          (Today’s post is sponsored by the letter ‘S’)
          Mystery Box averages 1% rise in XP bonus for every 6-8 donuts
          Tentacle Tree always gives 1% rise in XP bonus for every 10 donuts
          Mystery Box FTW!

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          • The tree and other item for 10 donuts per 1% are good for people who don’t want more vans/billboards that are going to be hidden behind buildings.

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          • True, but eventually you can have too many tentacle trees and make an argument for the jet engine bikes that give 1% for 15 donuts. And then eventually you can have too many jet engine bikes and make an argument for the various items that give 1% for 20 donuts.

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          • True. The point I was trying to make is that some items (for example, police cars) get discounted (vault) to 10 donuts per 1% and it is a good buy if you have a place to show them, versus the 6-8 donuts for something you are going to hide. The Jet Bike (normally) is more than twice the price of the MB.

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          • the good thing about the news van is that it’s a normal looking vehicle, so even if you run out places to hide them, you can still park them all over town and just pretend you have a very newsworthy springfield. which it probably is anyway…. 😁

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          • Wow, thanks Safi. Stats and strategy ON DEMAND. Is there anything you can’t do? Oh yeah that’s why your Super Safi

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  7. I like this event so far. (or maybe I’m just easily pleased) 🙂

    I think the unicorn looks cute- i’m only 1 or prizes away from the unicorn so soon it can join my Springfield.

    I also think the craftable ‘bonsai beings’ (with the ‘ghost’ of Database, Martin and Wendell) is nice, Or maybe that’s just because of Wendell. 🙂

    Now all EA needs to do is turn the Ghost Wendell into a real playable character of Wendell and I will be very happy. 🙂

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    • MydadlookslikeFlanders

      I hope you enjoy the Unicorn! I got mine today and he is helping Lisa, Bart and Milhouse enchant Lewd. I have Kearneymon working for me earning 100 wands every four hours and am just five four hour sessions away from capturing Lewd for good. Yay!

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      • Aw thank you 🙂 I think I will, I love all animals.
        I hope EA bring more pets and animals into the game.

        I’m not too far away from earning the unicorn now.
        I didn’t know he would be able to help enchant Lewd, thank you, that will help me to earn wands. 🙂

        Yay, that’s good-
        unless EA makes another task to catch Lewd again… 😛

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      • The unicorn is now part of my Springfield, YAY- 🙂
        I also already have the magical rainbow unicorn (who makes a rainbow appear when tapped)
        so at least they both have a unicorn friend 🙂

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  8. I’m not loving this event. I love HP, but this isn’t quite HP and isn’t quite Halloween. It’s just weird.
    Can the kids earn anything after beating Lewd and Kearnykorn(sp?)? Now I have them back on monorail unless I’m missing something else they can do.

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    • It appears you can reanimate them by giving them light mana, whatever that means. You only need 2 characters for those tasks so you can possibly monorail and monsters ball at the same time.

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  9. I am sorry to be negative, but this Halloween event is the worst yet. It’s so lazy. Four and half years ago I started playing… I remember my first event, it was wacking day. I actually really enjoyed that, I did not complete the prize track as I was new to the game. But still it was challenging in a good way. My first Halloween I loved so much. On this time I was in hospital and it kept me going. There were interactions with neighbours, communal prizes for everyone to work together, stuff to do and it was actually the best event this game has ever had. So what has happened to this silly game of ours? Fast forward from October 2013 to 2017 and what do we have? A game that requires three or four clicks every four hours. How is that fun. I don’t even care that it some Harry Potter rip off this year. There is no challenge, the crafting prizes I can’t get because most of them are from previous years and I already have them. I understand that they need to please newer players, but for the love of god they need to keep the established community happy too.

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    • Preach on, brother! I’m with you. The game has gotten extremely lame and stuck in its own ruts.

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    • The last few events people have finished with a week to spare, so I guess you could do it with logging in every 8 hours. I have already have the unicorn in 3 of my games and not far in my fourth game which has no premium items.

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    • ITA. So boring and so lazy on the part of EA to put out this lame event. There’s nothing to really DO and the Harry Potter spoof was cute for an 8 minute segment on THOH over a decade ago but it’s not really enough for a full event. And, do we really need another frigging outfit for Lisa?!?!? Love the character, but she (and Homer and Bart) are way over used as the “leads” in events. There are dozens of characters in The Simpsons…use some of the terrific supporting characters to lead your story! (Or, poor old underused Marge…who basically gets her hair done 3 times a day…)

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  10. Possible glitch in our favor for once! I completed my monorail missions to get 5 donuts and the game is allowing me to keep making track pieces, and hopefully more donuts. Hope I’m right!

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  11. Is Patric aware his helmet is on sideways?

    “Helmet’s ahoy!! Well done, Mr. Lenny. Well done.” 🙂

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  12. I am really having fun with my Charmers Market. I capped the ends with Halloween headquarters and the devil float, loaded it up with balloons and Jack o lanterns. I’ve got zombies running around, Witch Marge stirring the pot, Booberella selling peanuts, Devil Flanders has lots of new clients to sign up including captured Beasties. Jesse is doing yoga in front of a burning cornfield. Wanted to see if I could find another fun thing for Homer so he’s running around as Pieman punishing wrongdoers. The best was when Devil Flanders was trying to sign up Homer who was throwing pies at him while Ray Patterson was behind Homer explaining why he was better than him. Would have made a great Caption this. Note to self: Google how to screen shot on Samsung tablet.

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    • I’m pretty much a grinch with this entire event. Once again, the tasks look exactly like the last event, and they’ve even punted when it comes to inventing new decorations. Half the items you can craft have already been introduced in previous years. HOW LAME!

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  13. I wish Wizard Marge could get in on this update!

    Great site, by the way. TSTO is one of the few phone games I like. The guides are appreciated and the discussions are fun.

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  14. I have been going back and forth with ea for a week now over those stupid scratch off tickets. Sadly I bought one before tsto warned me not to. I should have received 100 doughnuts but didn’t them. They know there was a problem, I have given them proof of purchase. Which they say isn’t sufficient because I can’t screen shot the whole email. Give me my doughnuts!

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  15. My favorite comedian voiced Lisa’s therapist, Annette. Shame it wasn’t a bigger part.

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  16. So I blew up my town to make it more Halloween centered, but not sure I really like it now. I wish EA would give us an option to save your layouts. Ideally, give players 1 or 2 free layout saves, so we can save layouts if we want to keep our Holiday themes. 4 seasons in a year, even for players who don’t decorate for the Holidays, surely most people like to start their town over more than once a year? I really miss my old layout. It was pretty cute and I didn’t even save screenshots. Wah wah! Also, I find it a little frustrating that the 65 donut mystery box has so many items. I usually get two boxes, gambling that I’ll get something I like. Not so this round! If there weren’t so many items…I got the killer rabbit (no thanks) and the battle dome (kinda cool) but I really wanted the mutant drive in.

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  17. DaPimp | October 4, 2017 at 6:30 am | Reply
    Game 1 – Indians
    Game 2 – Indians
    Game 3 – Yankees
    Game 4 – Indians

    ⚾️ Well looks like I was wrong about game 4, but getting 75% right ain’t bad. I’m gonna go ahead and say the Indians win game 5 and eliminate the Yankees to make it 4/5 correct. ⚾️

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  18. I have been playing for about a year and see roads going through dirt. How do you build dirt roads?

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  19. I have the unicorn, cleared all my beasts and have most of my questlines done. Although I am playing a highly anticipated Halloween event I now have 8 days of nothingness while waiting for act 2 to start. Crafting is pointless as I have most items and neighbor visits are meaningless. As a kid I remember the anticipation of major events like Thanks Givings, Christmas, Easter, (etc) that come and go with wonder, good times and magical moments. They were events with a ramp up to the start, enjoyment of the times, and then and ending to it all that left memories for a lifetime. I don`t remember any of them having a week long gap in the middle of them that caused a loss of the wonder, and then having to pick up again where you left off from last week to restart the adventure trying to reconnect to the magic again.

    I understand the pace EA needs to take to allow new, intermediate and long term players to advance through the event so they all have a chance to reach the finish line. But I sometimes wonder…

    How would it work if (for example) Christmas was a continuous and seamless event for everyone at their own pace. Is it possible to allow everyone to play through an event that captures their attention in a way that does not fragment the moments of wonder? What if each player could strive for the next magical moment of an event at their own level pace without feeling behind veteran players that are waiting for them to catch up and veterans are feeling the week long gap is boring.

    Is it possible to have a magical event that lets everyone play at the pace their level allows in a continuous and seamless way and perhaps at the end just says, “Congratulations, you finished the wonders of an amazing holiday we hope you remember forever…” and then simply deletes the event from our devices and takes us back to our regularly scheduled life…

    I realize the process of funding EA needs to consider, but considering all the grumbles of late, I am just throwing spaghetti against the wall and hope something will eventually stick. I love this game, but I miss the charm.

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  20. https://trib.al/NHYr5YI

    Lost Lionel Hutz script

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