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…..

Still no new Simpsons this week…we’re on a long hiatus from our favorite yellow family.  How are you managing the Simpson withdrawals? (still a few more weeks till their back!)

Act 3 of Bart Royale hits this week, how are you doing with the prize track?

Now that the Olympics are over, did you check them out?  How’d your country do?

And finally, 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!

135 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. Finished the third act and only got the Burns skin but not the mansion. Anyone else run into this problem?

  2. So in an update to my previous comment which is on here somewhere the interview was a success and I got offered the job. My induction is tomorrow morning and then I will have to hand in my notice to my current employers on the Saturday but not sure how they are going to take it considering I’ve been there nearly 3 years and my new job is at a rival company but with much better hours and pay.

  3. Hi fellow addicts, what extra characters help with collecting glass, plastic and metal? I make a good income of donuts every week but had a nice surprise when I got Brandine as I didn’t know she helped. I already have Jessie, Brandine, Uter and Dewey Largo.. any others?


  4. I don’t expect to finish this act. My Daddy, who adopted me at age 10, had a stroke on Friday. He is feeling well and doing well. He was released from the hospital and working on his golf swing today! Unfortunately he has been on meds that prevents strokes, so he could have another at anytime. So just pray if he has another, it’s not major! My time is pretty much up on the game prizes.

  5. I would like to be able to buy or earn additional monorail stations or station pieces. I like to use the stairs and other station pieces to create stops in between stations. The train does not actually stop at them of course as it does with the stations, but they add detail to a rather long track. I have earned all the available stations by recycling. I would like more.

  6. I think I may be one of the few people who actually likes this Outlands event. I have created separate areas for Springfield, Shellbyville, Cyprus Creek, and Capital City. (Of course the Springfield are is the largest by far.) And the Outlands content is perfect for sticking in between. (In my case, in between Shelbyville and Cyprus Creek.) The fact that it’s cannon makes me like it even more.

    But even if I didn’t like the event, I still don’t understand people calling for it to end. If you don’t like it, don’t play it. Pretend it isn’t happening and we’re just in between events. It’s not as if ending this event early would cause a new event to start early. I’m sure they’re working via a schedule, and still creating the content for the next event as we speak.

  7. Nuclear plant nothing like the simpsons

  8. Yeah I can’t login today for the last 5 hours on any device – EA network unavailable. But one device that was logged in before is OK. Odd and a bit annoying!

  9. anyone else have trouble logging in?

    • Yes I keep getting EA network not available. I can get into my original account, but I can’t log into my B game. This is on iPad. On android phone, I can’t even log into anything.

    • Yes get the screen that the EA server is down and happening since last night.

    • Yep, been a problem for the last 7 hours.

      Annoyingly it’s not just that the servers aren’t available (connection problem) it’s that it wipes the login credentials after a failure. Which is annoying because my password is complicated, or as complicated as EA allows with their stupid password policy.

    • yes, for about 8 hours “EA Network cannot be reached”

    • Yes since last night around 10 pm Pacific time

  10. Anyone having issues receiving all their donuts on the Maggie game? The maximum I am receiving is 3 donuts even though it’s 6. I reached out to EA but they weren’t much help. Thanks

    • The maximum reward for “Where’s Maggie?” is 3 donuts.

      Once you find her three times, you get the boxes to win 1 OR 2 OR 3 donuts. If you select 3 on your first try, you get 3 donuts. If you select 1 on your first try, spend $150k to try again, select 2 on your second try, spend another $150k to try a third time, and finally get 3 on your third try, your prize is 3 donuts. Not 1+2+3 = 6 donuts.

  11. Hi Everybody!!!

    Totally random but have anyone else’s mountains shrunk? By like half?
    This event gets a big meh. It’s pretty much all going into storage. I’d love to add an outlands section to my town but I think I’m going to have to save my land given the current situation there.
    The math doesn’t work when I send my characters to the ruffian base either. With this event I just don’t care though. The “prizes” are lacklustre at best and completely useless at worst. But there’s always another event to look forward to. 😊

  12. is it odd i have 17 tasks in my taskbook at lvl 40?

    • Probably not, what are a few? Every time you get a new character, building or during an event you get new tasks.

  13. I agree withe earlier comments that 6-week, 3-act events are too long. Can’t wait for this event to be over. Need a breather between this and the next event. The mega-events used to be exciting and less repetitive, in addition to adding a new element to the game. Is EA really running out of ideas?

    Also agree with an earlier comment about ruffians base assault not correctly adding up. I have 13 characters (2 premium) total that should take out the base in 2 tries (13 + 13 = 26), but I have to take out the bass in 3 tries! I’m no math major but this makes no sense! EA really dropped the ball on this event.

  14. I’ve been curious about this for a while.
    How do you figure out how many items you have? This event seems to require you to add a boat ton of stuff.
    Thanks kids

  15. I pretty much enjoy any of the TSTO events. I should be KEM farming and buying mystery boxes, however, event items and event boxes are more fun.

    I’ll be disappointed if Willie doesn’t have a permanent task with the Bus. I have a junk/anarchism area that pulled in some old stuff like orphan alley and the dr Crab factory. If priced fairly, the tappable NPCs will be wandering my Springfield.

    Like others have said, I’ll foget about most of the event characters. Maggie’s outlander skin, mountain man and jail bird, I think I’ll keep enjoying and of course Willie on the bus. Who knows, my star suit Maggie may stop sacrificing sheep every four hours.

  16. What’s the address for updates to this site to put in my contacts? My emails keep getting sent to spam. Thanks!

  17. My wish list:
    1)this event to be over
    2)a way to easily screenshot my whole town
    3)a way to accurately make springfield, according to something.
    hmmm…. maybe base it off of hit and run….. or road rage…

  18. I’ve been waiting on a SIB post on the jungle ruins bundle. The clock is really ticking now….can someone please tell me if it gives any percentage boost? Thanks

  19. Hi Mab. Still playing the event, but only because it’s so easy to get bonuts.

  20. Wohoo! Just got the final prize earlier on this morning 😀 Fits well with the Mansion Gardens I got 2 days ago.

    Now I’m going for the Hard Place, will then be in my Outlands area.

    I’m not so pleased with the 4h-grinding mechanics of this event (though I grind every 4h for donuts, so this doesn’t matter much) but enjoying a new scenario and a bunch of new characters and skins.

    After all this event is/was not so bad like some here say 😀

    • I hurried mine along with a few donuts…had a hard time seeing it in my Outlands area, tho, so I put it on an island…

      • Thought about doing something similar when I first saw it as a prize, but the amount of land I allotted myself I couldn’t do it. Not really feeling this event so I just jumbled crap together the best I could. I did go visit your site the other day and I love your set up. When I saw the zombies I was like, “d’oh, zombie appocolypse….Brilliant!!

        • Your Outlands area is anything but “thrown together”. You and greengirl are always my two favorite designers…don’t sell yourself short. 😎

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  22. I’m finding that, even though Act III is just brutal, I’m still coming because I hope to get 6-9 bonuts once it’s all said and done for

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