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…..

Tomorrow is the day many Simpsons fans look forward to every year….the Treehouse of Horror episode!  Where the episodes are guaranteed to be more Hallo-Richard than this update!  Will you be checking it out?

ICYMI Addicts Live was yesterday….things got a little heated when we talked about Donut Farming. You can watch it here or catch the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Google Play.

Halloween Act 2 is in full swing, are you feeling it yet?  How are you doing with the prize track?

Halloween is just over a week away!  Any costume plans yet? Plans for Halloween?

How was the rest of your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?  We’ll (and by that I mean my husband and I, not the Addicts staff) be at a wedding tonight…so try not to burn the place down while I’m gone, ok? 😉 

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!

287 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. Tracy-1ltwoody920

    More tomorrow, but if today’s Daily Task awards 600 – delay collecting. Act 3 approaches!

  2. Tracy-1ltwoody920

    Crafting Question
    Any advice on which to craft first:
    The town Square at ~3600, or
    The purple wall at ~ 2400
    Is the wall just a wall that really doesn’t do anything?


    • Purple wall? Do you mean the Magical Essence Sucker? It’s a decoration…when you tap on it, you briefly see Ralph having his essence sucked out through his head.

  3. OML! They found our first TV! 😂

  4. Ok I’m seeing a LOT of burnout on this game. Bear with me but maybe we need to adapt as much as EA does. Yes, they need to shake it up a bit, no question. I bet if the addicts did a poll on should EA make drastic changes to the gameplay to keep things interesting, it would be 99% yes with a 4% margin of error.
    Yet I feel as addicts we must evolve with the game.
    For those of us who get mail delivered in our Springfields, maybe it’s time to let your baby grow.
    I spoke to a friend the other day. The friend who called me to tell me about this game during Whacking Day. He was ready to quit. He couldn’t keep up. He’s freemium and not a farmer. Can’t play every 4 hours. There needs to be a balance between making it a challenge and making it impossible.
    I was at the point where things were too easy. But I changed my outlook. Mostly because of all the new land. As Sandra warned me, there’s no guarantee on more land but Ib can’t remember the last time a major event hit without one or two new strips. I put all of my music event stuff on the boardwalk, thanks to the yellow submarine.
    Anyway….point being…I’ve come to adapt a new attitude towards the game. Just read the comments. I wish I could remember who said it but they expressed empathy towards the programmers. With so many demands, how do you make everyone happy? You can’t.
    So if you’ve been playing so long, take the good, leave the bad. This is a game. Games have challenges and solutions. The challenge is take all this random stuff and design it. I’ve found myself examining every rake, shrub and fence. I’m slowly making changes. Way past nuking but I’m finding making just the slightest changes very’s become a challenge of design, not reaching goals. More of a personal challenge. How can I preserve this area I’ve loved for years without compromising it’s integrity and admitting this area doesn’t work. Right now I have an empty very large hole in the center of my ‘ Old Springfield’ avid I’ll just wait until they come up with something that belongs there.

  5. Side note: I really wish EA would get rid of the speed up that make no sense. I have a 30 second task to collect at the dump. There is an option to speed it up for 2 donuts! You would only do it by accident!!! Maybe if you had a character you needed to start an event current collecting metal for 1 hour, you might be tempted to pay 2 donuts to complete it. But a 30 second task! Before the ask option I lost so many donuts to accidental taps.

    • Go to settings and turn on confirm spend. Should pop up “are you sure”. Same thing happened to me multiple times. I remember buying the IRS Drone on accident.. devastated

  6. I am on really focused on renovating my mini Las Vegas district, and I am really having trouble placing Orphan Alley (that we got out of one of those Superhero events). I am so particular at placing buildings that have a similar color, that it frustrates me there are so many different variations of brown buildings. I don’t think there are enough black buildings (which makes sense, as the town is colorful) and on a related note, there are a lot of variations of orange and peach buildings. I know my OCD is probably hindering my town building creativity, but would love to see other players towns that strive for a mini Las Vegas district too. I can’t wait for the next Springfield show off!

    • I have a nice casino strip area (mini Las Vegas), but my alley is no where near it…it’s over in the poor, crime-ridden area.

  7. Is there a bug on your site? Every time I visit the act 2 calendar page, the page essentially locks onto the ads, and when I scroll away, it just keeps putting my screen back there. Little 🙁 over this one.

    • Not that I’m aware but I’ll report it to word press

    • Yes. This happened to me yesterday on Act 2 calendar. And is actually happening now as I tyoe. The screen bounces back up every time i try to type. I can’t see what I am writing and have no idea if I will be able to post this since it keeps going bavk to the ad box right above “share this”

  8. How do we obtain the Evil Shopkeeper and Sorcerer Fink? Thanks.

    • You have to wait for them to come in the game

      • Will there be a “Should I Buy” article on the Evil Shopkeeper Bundle?

        • Addicts: There will be a SIB on the Evil Shopkeeper Bundle, but beware it carries a terrible curse!
          Addict readers: Ooh, that’s bad.
          Addicts: But it comes with free info about the tasks for the characters!
          Addict readers: That’s good.
          Addicts: The tasks are also cursed.
          Addict readers: That’s bad.
          Addicts: But some of the tasks are visual.
          Addict readers: That’s good!
          Addicts: The tasks contain potassium benzoate.
          [Addict readers looks puzzled]
          Addicts: …That’s bad.
          Addict readers: Can I go now?

          In short, yes, yes there will be a SIB.

    • Tracy-1ltwoody920

      I purchased it today, along with the Talking Krusty Doll.
      The Shopkeeper is on its Quest(s). However, I can not find the Krusty Doll. I do not see it in my inventory, especially under the ‘character’ inventory.. I presume it is wandering my town, my rather large town.

      Can anyone redirect my search, if I am wrong?

  9. Anyone catch ‘Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson’ documentary on Fox on Sunday? My PVR picked up part of it by accident, looks interesting.

    • I saw the whole thing and enjoyed. Mind you, I’m a huge The Simpsons and huge baseball fan and enjoy watching baseball documentaries, so combining the two is a no brainer. Especially when Homer At Bat is my favourite episode.

      • It looks good, I watched a few minutes, the PVR didn’t get it all and it doesn’t appear to be airing again any time soon 🙁

  10. I have a couple of questions to ask: 1. The post explaining about the Vault has the “end date” for the Vault originally on September 12, so is there no date when the Vault disappears or is it permanent now? 2. It might be a bit early but does anyone have any designs on the new items with this event and the old items from previous events so the magic school, charmer’s market, crawl and lewd’s bars. I was thinking of making a school campus for the academy but unsure of what buildings and decorations could go with it, having the magic shop and another similar size building with the market and some whacking day stalls.

  11. dEAr Santa, All I want for Christmas is a Collect All Cash Button and a Repeat All Tasks button (i.e so I continue with different times which the UB40 bldg doesn’t cater for). Thank you☃️……💜X

  12. Not to start anything with anyone, but imagine if you were a person working with this game and trying to keep people happy. Would you not find it utterly impossible!!? Every single event, there are so many complainers. “It’s too much of a grind and too stressful trying to get everything.” Well here we are with a slow paced event where nobody has to sacrifice sleep in order to get all the prizes. And now everyone’s complaining that it’s boring! When it’s a really cool event, then they’ll complain about the prizes. We have the ability to play for free and obtain more premium currency than any other game I have ever played, hands down! And people will STILL complain!! Nothing is ever good enough.

    I’m almost wondering if EA is sick and tired of developing the most amazing game in the app world, and getting nothing but complaining! I’d probably stop trying so hard to impress as well.

    • Carmen (gameid5000)

      Here they see those that speak out about how they feel about the game play. However, I do think there are many more players that are content to let things ride and have the game available as a distraction.

    • With the other events you either received Wailing Walls that generated both cash and %, spooky bricks (%), spooky houses (cash). Even the spooky cabins and sheds you could place in many areas. The freemium beasts don’t give anything you would want more than a couple of. It would have been better if they had even .01% increase.

    • I feel the same way as you do, Kelly. I worry that there is not a way to keep every body happy, so that they care less and less about what players want and what they don’t want. I think this game is hard for the developers, because they already have a pretty high standard for the game. Its my opinion this is the best of the freemium games, because you don’t actually have to spend a dime to progress in this game. And the game rewards you for playing with occasional donuts. It’s even possible to not spend any cash, and get enough donuts for the premium items. That’s a pretty high bar, because some games don’t even bother to go that far.
      Second, there are those who have played religiously since the game came out and they are expert tappers and there are those who play occasionally. Both are different play styles. I’ve gotten better at setting a timer for events, but there are still some days where I can’t be bothered to. I hope that EA can find a way to make most of the players happy, most of the time, or at least some of the time. I really hope EA aces the Christmas event, because most people seem to agree here that the Halloween event did not meet their expectations. I’m pleased that the Simpsons show is still good after all these years, so there’s hope for this lil game yet.

      • I was finding it boring then spoke to a friend who can’t log on every 4 hours. I like being able to log on twice a day and still finish a week early every event. If I had the “pressure” he does, I might be talking about quitting like he is. Go ahead, make it easier, just give me cool stuff which in my opinion they have been

  13. In my vault got Lisa Lionheart for 50 doh-nuts with a 15 doh-nut rebate 2.25% on all money and XP. Is this worth using my sprinkles on?

    • Carmen (gameid5000)

      The usual measure of regularly priced item to bonus is the jet engine bike. It normally costs 30 donuts and gives 2%. In the vault it is available for 20 donuts (considered a really good deal…)

      So, against the original price of the JEB, Lisa Lionheart at 35 donuts and a 2.25% is pretty close….

  14. Bully-vern is available and FREE, woohoo saving this for act 3 currency

    • This seems like a good idea….but there will be a new monster releases with act three, so doesn’t it depend on how many characters you have who can enchant beasts? I’m torn on which way to go…plus, it’s also a matter of when I want to relieve some boredom…this act or the next one?

      • I saved Burns Dragon for act 2 to capture/enchant thinking this would be a better way to play. I have 7 characters to send for this. About half way through act 2 I started wishing I had not saved the Dragon. I just wanted to start collecting a large gold pile, free up other characters for something else and just be done with it. I am going to capture/enchant Bully-Vern now. With the simplicity of this event, I am not sure it makes a difference anyway. My strategy now is to get it done and be done with it. I think my kids sitting around the campfire telling spooky stories in my Halloween area, that is decorated to the hilt for Halloween, is more entertaining and takes me back to a better time to remember.

        • I’m doing the BullyVerne now, too, but at a leisurely pace…just during the day, so I can still send the characters on more lucrative 12-hour tasks (not that I really need the income, but…).

          I do think that’s a fun monster…by far my favorite so far.

      • Very true, think I will have 6 if you count unicorn and wizard guy, last prize of act 2, was maybe a bit hopeful that more kids would be made available, got 5 days till act 3, still time to change my mind lol

  15. Tappa, tappa, tappa

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