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…..

No new Simpsons this week…we’re on a long hiatus from our favorite yellow family.  How will you cope with Simpsons withdrawals?

Act 1 of Bart Royale is slated to leave Springfield Tuesday, when Act 2 will start.  How did you make out with the Act 1 prize track?

It’s Superbowl Sunday!  Will you be watching the game?  Watching the commercials?  Just at the party for the “gameday” food?

How was 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!

117 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. Hi everyone,

    Haven’t posted in a while, but I am liking this event and glad there are three acts. Have gotten the last prize in 13 of my towns, which leaves five more to finish tomorrow. Don’t see a problem because I am almost there. Was able to save my daily challenge in all 18 of my towns. Love how they have made the crafting part of the game. Hope everyone stays safe.

    Maryjo305

    • You have 18 different towns?!?

    • I have a hard time keeping up with one town. How do you manage eighteen. Do you have eighteen devices or do you sign in and out of all of them? How much time does it take every four hours to clear all eighteen. Hope ya don’t mind my questions! Take care

      • Chezledent, I have 18 different devices for my towns. I have been doing six at a time to play this event, and then four to finish on the minis. I have a pro and a iPad Air to do the last two towns. They all go pretty quick. It takes me about 30 minutes to get through all of my towns every four hours. I did get the last prize in all of my towns. I do not mind answering questions at all. I have spent my whole life asking them.

  2. I’m finished with part 1,and can’t wait for part 2.i like this event.the
    visuals are realy funny.specialy Wendell’s.on an other topic,eat my
    shorts Tom Brady.

  3. Cool that other quest lines are paying out in event currency. No need to wait until after the event, or cram tasks between acts. Love it!

  4. Did anyone else see the Groupon commercial on the super bowl and immediately think of Moleman getting hit in the groin by a football?

  5. LOST ELEPHANT .
    Goes by the name Stampy the elephant ?
    Last seen on the run and is heading to New York City .
    A reward is offered for safe return .

    🎬🎥🐒 . See ya bye . 👽

    • He is in my Springfield town.
      Last seen heading for the Simpson House… (next door to Flanders house)
      P.S: If Flanders asked who stomped on his flowers, it was Rod and Todd (not Stampy) 😛

      • LOL

        Here is your reward – 🍩 .

        You can not keep him .
        Please tell me too come home .
        We miss him so much .

        See ya bye Trouble .

        🎬🎥🐒 . See ya bye . 👽

        • Error message 409 .

          That should have been ” him ” not ” me “.

          🎬🎥🐒 . See ya bye . 👽

          • YAY- thank you for my reward, may I exchange it for a tapped out doughnut please? 😛

            Stampy is just finishing off his lunch, then I will send him home.
            He said he misses you very much too. 🙂

            I will send Stampy on his “Carry Bart” task so Bart can make sure he arrives back to you safely.

            Then you will have to please send Bart back to my town. 🙂

        • YAY- thank you for my reward, may I exchange it for a tapped out doughnut please? 😛

          Stampy is just finishing off his lunch, then I will send him home.
          He said he misses you very much too. 🙂

          I will send Stampy on his “Carry Bart” task so Bart can make sure he arrives back to you safely.

          Then you will have to please send Bart back to my town. 🙂

  6. Hey all Aussies new Simpsons coming soon to 7mate as seen during the ad breaks on 7 during the Super Bowl

  7. Hi everybody,
    Re. Playscape.
    If I ain’t mistaken the maximum bonus is actually 19.25% after that there’s no extra reward for reaching 20%

  8. Go Eagles

  9. Has anyone experienced the following glitch with the slag heap? If I go to my Krustyland or if I visit neighboring towns, when I go back to my Springfield the 8 hr countdown clock resets to 8 hours. There’s been multiple times where I’ve been 1-2 hours away from collecting 120 bottles only to have it reset on me back to 8 hours. Very frustrating!!

    • Sorry, that should be Slaghold, not Slagheap.

    • I’ve seen a few people posting with this issue.
      Contact EA, and for now be aware of the timer.
      I had something similar when it was the wild west event and maybe it had been flagged and solved – but it was an easy fix, and some sprinkles for the inconvenience.

    • Let me check, I just put on a 8 task before checking the comments 🙂

  10. Finished act 1 a few days ago, bit bored with this setup, time for a change of format EA, this is getting old

  11. any tips for keeping up income? I’m level 29

    • Carmen (gameid5000)

      At the lower levels of the game, this is not uncommon. Patience is required to climb through levels 1 to 60. After level 60, usually the cash flow is a little smoother (town gets big enough to generate positive cash flow).

      One tip is to minimize your purchase of land. If you are trying to keep money, just jam all of your town items together. There will be time and money down the road to sort it all out and lay things out the way you want.

      Also, ignore the Redwood and IRS building when they are offered (as well as Road to Riches items). While leveling up the IRS building has benefits, its “extra” clearing range helps more on more developed (level 60+) towns. All three are money suckers without lots of benefits.

    • I don’t know if you have the Employment Office yet, but if you do, don’t use it. It’s a money drain. Send characters out on the shortest tasks that fit your schedule. Clear your town as often as possible. Keep tapping.

  12. i’m level 29, and i’m struggling to keep up my income as i progress levels, and work through the event

    • Build house farms. I have entire blocks that are just purple and blue houses. I’m now a high enough level and have my % high enough that I don’t need them (I get ~4,000,000 a week), but they are consistent and a part of my Tapped Out past. I’d miss them if they were gone.

      • keep in mind that the prize for the next house of a certain kind is rising. so buy all available sorts of houses only until it hurts, as long they are cheap. you may expand later.

        depending on your playing style then concentrate on houses that match your online rythm. i have currently 1/3 gulp-n-blow (4h) and 2/3 white houses (12h), but you may be a 8h-guy and go for blue houses.

        sorry for no caps: i’m typing single-handed, cup of coffee in the left 🙂

        GOOD MORNING EVERYONE!

  13. Happy Sunday, one and all.
    If this is your thing, enjoy
    – and for those in the UK it’s on Sky Sports Mix
    http://gstech.ezyro.com/tsto-pics/souperBowl.png

    • Ooohhhhmmmm I woukd like a noodles bowl hehehehe
      We didn’t saw the super bowl, we did a BBQ but no tv on the backyard so we only saw a few minutes the first 3 quarters and the last 5 minutes of the 4th

  14. Truly if I could I would grab the theromostat and turn it up to the low 40s just to get rid of all the ❄. I’m so tired of seeing it. Wish winter was over already.

  15. The event is fine so far, though I had hoped that they shorten the 3-act routine. I really liked the Kang & Kodus Christmas event because it was shorter with 2 acts. Nonetheless, Bart Royale is still far better than the Harry Potter event from Halloween. Got the last prize last night. I did buy Wendell and I had already gotten Crazy Cat Lady from an earlier event when she was offered on rebate. No need for the mystery box for me.

    Also wished the Monorail roster was expanded to include higher-freemium characters like Mrs Krabappel or Old Jewish Man since half of the characters for the monorail are needed for the current Bart Royale event. Fortunately, I do have all the premium characters (hippie, Brandine, Mr. Largo, Uter, etc) in my character foster. I use the Monorail ever 4 hours since their is no longer a limit.

  16. Happy Sunday everyone🤗

  17. Happy Sunday y’all. Ok I’m to lazy to edit plus the random shows more in 25 than 10. So set your players to random age list the first 10 songs (or whatever) that come up. Just no skipping. That’s the only rule.

    Random songs for a Sunday…

    1. Tori Amos “Battle Of Trees”
    2. Inspectah Deck “Show N Prove”
    3. Britney Spears “Overprotected”
    4. Oingo Boingo “Capitalism”
    5. Soul Assassins “John 3:16”
    6. Enigma “Diving”
    7. Ella Fitzgerald “Like Young”
    8. St Vincent “Bicycle”
    9. Billie Holiday “Solitude”
    10. Grateful Dead “Tennessee Jed” (live)
    11. Wire “Cheeking Tongues”
    12. Anthrax “For All Kings”
    13. Luciano Pavarotti “Cantique de Noel for voice & orchestra “O Holy Night””
    14. Ricky Skaggs “Nothing Can Hurt You”
    15. Pig “Blood Slicked Highway”
    16. Wings “Beware My Love”
    17. House Heroes “Magic Orgasm” (Funk Mix)
    18. Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention “Go Cry On Somebody Else’s Shoulder”
    19. Syd Barrett “Golden Hair”
    20. Bootsy Collins “Countracula (This On’es For You)”
    21. Bob Dylan “Subterranean Homesick Blues”
    22. Grateful Dead “U.S. Blues” (live)
    23. King Crimson “Deception Of the Thrush” (live)
    24. Philipp Vandre “Cage track 22”
    25. The Velvet Underground “Oh! Sweet Nuthin'”

    • 1) The Load Out/Stay – Jackson Browne
      2) Roundabout – Yes
      3) Wot’s…Uh The Deal? – Pink Floyd
      4) Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache – Warren Smith
      5) Fat Man In The Bathtub – Little Feat
      6) You Won’t Dance With Me – April Wine
      7) Vincent – Don McLean
      8) Ballad In Plain D – Bob Dylan
      9) Question – The Moody Blues
      10) The Windmills Of Your Mind – Noel Harrison

    • Good morning Sonic and fellow Playlisters – hope you all enjoy your Superbowl. Sonic, I like your thinking behind an extended playlist (the improved random spread aspect) so mine’s also a 20 this week:

      1. I Don’t Want To Go To Chelsea – Elvis Costello
      2. Moving Away From The Pulsebeat – Buzzcocks
      3. Summertime Rolls – Jane’s Addiction
      4. 10% Weird – The Meanies
      5. John The Fisherman (live) – Primus
      6. Running Through The City – Brian Protheroe
      7. A Forest – The Cure
      8. Feed The Enemy – Magazine
      9. Holiday Head – Screaming Blue Messiahs
      10. Heart-Shaped Box – Nirvana
      11. The Victorious Reign – Hate Eternal
      12. W.T.D./When I Die – Bone Awl
      13. Shudder – DevilDriver
      14. Dog And Pony Show – Shellac
      15. Cables (live) – Big Black
      16. Rush Job – Shellac
      17. Ramesses’ Revenge – Sea Bastard
      18. As The Machine Rolls On – Napalm Death
      19. El Desmadre – Brujeria
      20. The City In The Sea – The Ocean

    • 1. The Outlaws “Green Grass and High Tides”
      2. Our Lady Peace “Are You Sad?” (Live)
      3. The Beatles “I Saw Her Standing There” (live)
      4. Nickelback “Too Bad”
      5. Fleetwood Mac “Tusk”
      6. The Beach Boys “Good Vibrations” (live)
      7. The Beatles “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds ” (alternate mix)
      8. Jon Bon Jovi “Please Come Home for Christmas
      9. Weird Al Yankovic “Phony Calls”
      10. The Beach Boys “Radio Spot #1”

    • SONICBOINYC- Happy lazy Sunday. I love & miss Pavarotti so much. Really happy he popped up in your randoms today☺️. My 20 are:
      1) Haters – Jakes *profanity ⚠️
      2) Feel The Love – Rudimental w/John Newman
      3) Cuando Los Ángeles Lloran (Live) – Maná
      4) Traktor (feat L) Remix – Wretch 32
      5) All Mixed Up – The Cars
      6) Tun Up – Jus Now ( feat. Bunji Garlin & Stylo G – Dismantle Remix
      7) Judged By Colour, Heard By Sound, Seen By Blind – Goldie
      8) Elastic Heart – Sia
      9) UKF Drum & Bass 2011 (continuous DJ Mix) * 1hr 20mins long
      10) Xiphactinus (Lenzman Remix) – Heavy 1
      11) California – U2
      12) Souvenir – OMD
      13) Only You – Delilah
      14) Ni Remords, Ni Regrets – Stephan Eicher
      15) Hoy No Me Puedo Levantar – Mecano
      16) What About Us (feat. Sean Paul) – The Saturdays
      17) Blk & Blu (feat Ed Thomas) – Chase & Status
      18) Caroline – Mc Solaar
      19) Pounding (Original) – Krafty Kuts w/ MC Dynamite
      20) Your Love – Nicole Scherzi ger
      A real mixed bag. Of course Stephan’s reared his head along with Krafty Kuts. Think I may delete those, if only to get something else appear. Have a great week Playlisters…….🎶💜X

    • 1. Give it to ya- Marzville
      2. Champions- Turner
      3. She Bad- Turner
      4. Trini- Benjai
      5. Savannah- Iwer George
      6. Tingo- Nessa Preppy
      7. Jab Jab- Superblue
      8. Swinging Engine- Burning Flames
      9. Bachannal and Water- Bunji Garlin
      10. Chippin- Farmer Nappy

      Its Carnival season and Soca music is on rotation when I’m working out and every minute. I love my twin island republic 🇹🇹

  18. Im hiding in my basement. Cant bear to watch the snow accumulate any more…❄❄❄ Gonna pour myself another and think warm thoughts……🍹🍷🍸🌞

  19. The Kansas City Chiefs were the only team to beat both the Patriots and Eagles this year.

    • And how did their season go? Did they “Andy Reid” it again?

      • Not sure what “Andy Reid it” describes. They lost a critical receiver and a few defensive players. Plus a field goal went off the uprights. Our OC called all the plays and I think he is now the head coach of the Bears. The Chiefs need to improve their defense, but the trade of the QB to Washington brings a good CB. I would bet on the Chiefs making the playoffs next year.

  20. Did anyone pickup Sgt Skinner? Is that a skin or a full character?

  21. I hope everyone having a nice Sunday too but I’m trying to get through act one is taking too long LOL now I’m trying to get Bart new suit

    • Make sure you craft bonus earning items and place them in the blue bit by the playscape to boost returns, visit at least ten neighbours a day and send everyone who can earn beers on event tasks or side quests where the rewards may be higher even if they don’t earn scraps.
      Make sure you complete the main questline too, although some of the side quests earn more beers but don’t pay crafting.
      I had a glitch that deleted all land tokens and had to have a rollback late last Thursday meaning I started again ( but to be fair I’m an insomniac and did then throw a few sprinkles at a couple of dragons teeth and the premium kids ) and got Pyro first thing Saturday

  22. Not having the ability to burn in-game cash on the new land spaces has been a major let-down of this update. It almost makes collecting money for the fremium completionist irrelevant.

    Almost.

    I need something to keep me motivated and continue my interest in the game… so I decided to see how long it will take to start reaching negative cash (yes, there is such a thing after 4+ billion dollars) and at least 10,000 bonuts.

    As of right now, here is where things stand.
    Money: $384 million
    Bonuts: 2,835
    Percentage: 4,775%

    KEM farming yields 36 bonuts every 4 hours for 25 buildings. I have a house farm of 900 units that pays at least $15 million every day. If I’m lucky, I should reach my goal by late this year, maybe next.

    Welp, see ya!

  23. Hi Mab good luck. Once the cleaning is done then all you to worry about is unpacking☺
    Hi everyone else. I think our weather people goofed up, they said snow was supposed to be a a trace to barely an inch. Well it looks like more than 2 inches and no signs of stopping until 1 pm. Husband was called in on his day off to shovel snow.
    Game wise just got Pyro this morning thanks to the daily task, so I just made it. Happy tapping everyone.

  24. Can’t believe I forgot to save my daily challenge today…what a dweeb 🤪.

  25. Hello all.
    Hope everyone enjoys the game. (US).
    Finished Act one on the early side without too much problem.
    Wish friend visits were more interactive for this event. I enjoy seeeing neighbors towns, it is a fun part of the game.
    Hoping to stay warm and dry this week, sitting by the fire with a good book. It is definitely winter here.
    Best wishes for a good week ahead.

    • Visited your town this morning…what a great playground area you have! Your town is always a lot of fun to visit, lot of great designs and everything is so neat and spacious. The main thing I’d like to improve in my town is to have things more spread out…seems like so much stuff to fit into such a small space😜.

      • Hi Ebron, thanks I tend to store a lot of items. Take things if they fit in after a event or store them if not.
        I always love visiting your town, always fun to see your creative designs.
        Hope you have a good Sunday. 😺

  26. Early on in this event, I lost 11000 bottles because of a glitch. I am almost back on track, but getting Pyro is going to be close. If I don’t get him tomorrow, is he lost? Can I keep collecting and get him Tuesday? Do I have to buy him for donuts? I don’t think that I have ever had this happen.

    • Carmen (gameid5000)

      Buy for donuts will be your option, once the event currency changes from beers.

      Keep plugging away, as every beer you apply towards Pyro reduces the number of donuts you would need to spend to get him.

    • Same thing happened to me! Only EA me not to log into my game until I heard back from them because they had to go into my game… long story short, I missed over a week and I’m scrambling to catch up too! Just make sure you log in every 4 hours to get as many beer bottles as possible to lower the cost of any doughnuts you might have to spend. Good luck and know that you are not grinding alone lol!

    • I found the hard way it is better to pay for the last prize with a few donuts than wait till the next Act 2 starts. Pyro will be a lot more donuts once Act two starts if you do not get him. You can decide if you want to get him for a few donuts on the last day of Act one, just keep looking at the prize track. The more “beer” currency you accumulate the less he will be. You have till Act two starts to decide.

  27. HI everyone

    Going crazy.

    Busy packing.

    Office 98% moved.

    Moving furniture to Flat tomorrow.

    Selling anything that’s sellable on Tuesday & junking everything else. Cleaning top to bottom Tuesday afternoon & Wednesday morning.

    Done.

    Might survive. Might not.

    Have a good week.

    Bye

  28. 🐘

    🎬🎥🐒 . See ya bye . 👽

  29. Carmen (gameid5000)

    Not likely to be first in line today, but just realized I slipped a notch on the Addicts scale. With the main event quest line done and more than enough KEM farm donuts in the bank, I’m actually not visiting my town four or more times a day. Sure, I’m using the bank a few daily challenges strategy and letting the crafting currency build in order to jump start the next part of the event (I’m not handing in my Addicts club card yet!), but there is no urgency. Guess that means I’ll have to shovel the snow…..

    Happy Sunday and I’m looking forward to the end of the Superbowl, as it means NASCAR fires up their engines for a new season next week! Yay for car-go-round!

  30. Hi, MAB *waves*

    Hi, everyone who’s not MAB *waves more*

    I went to Berlin last weekend. Everyone should go to Berlin, it’s a tremendous city, clean and friendly and easy to get around; I particularly recommend the Ramones museum, great music and musical history and suchlike, and as an added bonus the cakes in there are great.

    Happy Sunday 🙂

    • I went to Münich last year, just 2.5 days great city I had breakfast at Mr Pancake, it was deliciuous 🙂 we took the hop on hop off because Münich was our last stop from our long trip, so short of cash by that time, I miss twice the big clock show 🙁 but I need to go once again and this time I’ll go to Berlin 🙂 I hope so

      Happy Monday 😀

    • Winner winner chicken dinner! 🐔🥘

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