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…..

The Simpsons are FINALLY back this week with an all new episode!  And we got an episode tie-in as well!  What do you think will happen in this week’s episode?

Homer vs. the 18th Amendment mini event leaves our games this week.  How did you fare with the prize track?

This past week also saw a teaser hit our games for the next major event.  The Italian Job looks like it’ll land in Springfield this week…what do you think it’ll bring?

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!

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122 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. Noticing that the in game cash and XP no longer “flies” across screen to collection points but simply disappears. Kinda neat as at times I would move to NE corner of town to observe totals rising unobstructed.

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  2. Hi there,

    I’ve had a few characters and buildings in my store now for a VERY long time, and they stay there, because I’m always tempted by new items. If I were to invest in these, or plan out the order in which they were purchased, how would you rank them?

    They are as follows:

    Krustylu Studios
    Springfield Coliseum
    Powell Motors
    Springfield Gorge
    Rancho Relaxo
    Rocket Car
    Apu’s Apartment
    Captain Bob

    Also, is the Springfield Heights Opera House worth it? Does it add to % bonus? Or Gone Fission?

    Also, Little Lisa’s Recycling Plant – what is the significance of this now that the event is over? What is the use of the blueprints it generates?

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    • In my opinion:
      1) Krustylu Studios with Sideshow Mel
      2) Springfield Coliseum with Drederick Tatum
      3) Apu’s Apartment with Manjula
      4) Powell Motors with Herb
      5) Rocket Car with Chester
      6) Rancho Relaxo with Don Vittorio
      7) Springfield Gorge with Daredevil Bart skin
      8) Captain Bob [but don’t have him yet, so maybe he is better than I expect]

      No, the Opera House and Gone Fission don’t add bonus %. They only increase your REV if you’re still below 2 billion REV.

      Blueprints from Lisa Recycling help you get to 25,000 faster and therefore get 5 donuts faster. That’s it.

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      • “Blueprints from Lisa Recycling help you get to 25,000 faster and therefore get 5 donuts faster. That’s it.” – Really! I didn’t know that. (didn’t put two and two together, is more like it) Is that a good investment then if I am constantly working on the Rail Yard / Monorail to earn the donuts? Should I get that first before everything else? Right now I currently check in at least 3-5 times a day.

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        • I don’t even send people to pick up trash. Just use LLRP.

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          • For us long time KEM farmers, it’s not a big deal. But for someone new, it is quite a donut deficit:

            It only generates 450 blueprints every 4 hours.

            If you tap 3 times a day, you’ll earn 1,350 blueprints a day, and five donuts from the plant every 19th day (18.5 days).
            If you tap 4 times a day, you’ll earn 1,800 blueprints a day, and five donuts from the plant every 14th day (13.9 days).
            If you tap 5 times a day, you’ll earn 2,250 blueprints a day, and five donuts from the plant every 12th day (11.1 days).

            If it’s still 200 donuts for the plant, it would take you:
            740 days (over 2 years) to recoup the cost if you tap 3 times a day
            556 days (over 1.5 years) to recoup the cost if you tap 4 times a day
            444 days (over 1.2 years) to recoup the cost if you tap 5 times a day

            It would really have to be a good deal to make it worth it, especially for a new player.

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          • I am just thinking it not worth it for the donuts. If I was early KEM farmer, I would use the 200 donuts for Mystery Boxes. But I would ignore the monorail altogether unless I really like monorails. Better to use the characters to earn cash (or do daily challenges – I am getting a lot of 6 donuts challenges recently). If I really like monorails I might spend the to by the Lisa’s RP. That would allow me to slowly accumulate rails (and get a few donuts in return) with little effort while I concentrate on building my bonus .

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          • Absolutely agree. It is more of an investment for those planning elaborate Monorail routes in their Springfield. I don’t think it’s a good investment at all from the perspective of earning donuts.

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          • Now this makes me wonder…. should I be doing the monorail farming for donuts at all? I already have more than I’d ever need and already have a monorail snaking throughout my entire town. Should I just stop for a while and see what putting all of my characters to use would do? And spend my current donuts on mystery boxes? I am up to 355% and get around 6-9 donuts every 4 hours KEM farming. Mystery boxes seem like a waste of a good pile of donuts as they would only produce 1/4? 1/3? of the good stuff ( donuts or % bonus) from say, a 100 donut mystery box spree, right?

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          • 6 donuts Mystery Boxes return 1%bonus per 7.9 donuts (in the long run), best deal after beach hideaway. And if you have spare land, you can place the Lard Lads for cash income.

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        • I personally would get the characters before the Recycling Centre.

          It only generates 450 blueprints every 4 hours.

          If you tap 3 times a day, you’ll earn 1,350 blueprints a day, and five donuts from the plant every 19th day (18.5 days).
          If you tap 4 times a day, you’ll earn 1,800 blueprints a day, and five donuts from the plant every 14th day (13.9 days).
          If you tap 5 times a day, you’ll earn 2,250 blueprints a day, and five donuts from the plant every 12th day (11.1 days).

          How much does it cost right now? If it’s still 200 donuts for the plant, it would take you:
          740 days (over 2 years) to recoup the cost if you tap 3 times a day
          556 days (over 1.5 years) to recoup the cost if you tap 4 times a day
          444 days (over 1.2 years) to recoup the cost if you tap 5 times a day

          It would really have to be a good deal to make it worth it.

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          • Lisa gets a better return on the eliminator. Do you have a breakdown of hours per donut per character? For example, if I send Lisa to Conquer the Eliminator she earns 420 for 12 hours plus she has a chance for a nuke. I have a bonus of 2845 so that is about 30 *$420 = $12,600. I currently earn 294,740XP per KEM. That is 3.4 KEM per (1-3) donuts.$14,400 *.75 = $10,800. $10,800 * 3.4 = 3$6,720. $36,720/$12,600 = 2.92 12 hours shifts for Lisa.

            Since the bonus doesn’t effect blueprints.

            In that same time period Lisa could earn 35 shifts picking trash. That would be 350 cans. I have task of 774 Blueprints for 60 cans = 4430 blueprints. Which is 5 donuts * 4430/ 24,975 = .89 donuts. So I can either send Lisa to eliminator collecting every 12 hours for 1-3 donuts and maybe a nuke or send Lisa to collect trash every hour over the same time period for .89 donuts.

            If I go to my game once a day, I can collect a 1-3 every 3 days sending to Lisa to the eliminator plus I may get a nuke. If I go my game 6 times a day it would take over six days for 1 donut.

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  3. Are there any plans to do anything more with Springfield Heights? It was fun getting to the billion dollar level, but since then it’s just a dead zone. I’ve put most of my buildings in storage mostly because they earn no income and also for space reasons. Getting daily chores involving the building items are annoying too, several times I’ve had to buy things and just put them right in storage just to get a few more useless building materials. I have well over 1,000 smart devices and got a job to craft those after I dismissed the original job. Glad I have the mini game that gives you 2 smart devices every play. I’d hate to try and get rid of over 700 of these just for a daily bonus of 5.

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  4. hey, occasionally my town will just change the skin of some of the buildings, (parking lots become houses, etc). why, and how do i stop it? I’m only level 60 and don’t have tons of stuff

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  5. Mr. Bobblehead

    Question, I’ve been playing now for several years. Recently I’ve picked up a bug in my game where I cannot use the top left icon to tap on a character who has finished a job or is needing something to do. This is aggravating and have not been playing as often. Also my rail yard is telling me to check back next week, where I use to continue and earn bonuts. I have restarted my phone and have contact EA with no results. Any suggestions ?

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    • Did you accidentally turn off your task book (bottom left corner)?

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      • Mr. Bobblehead

        I’ve uninstalled and restarted my phone twice. Finally got up with EA and had to jump through there hoops. When that didn’t work they accessed my game. The tech stated that he has seen it in several games recently and that he would email me when they get a fix. Luckily I’m finished with event, and decided to take a break from the game

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    • Same thing happened to me. I emailed EA and they rolled back my account which fixed my game. The rollback cost me a the new character from this mini event and 4 million in Springfield Heights real estate value. The character was unlocked and I finished his quest line, and with the event ending on the 21st, there is zero chance for me to finish unlocking him without donuts. Oh well I guess, at least the game is fixed.

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    • The idle character bug

      https://tstoaddicts.com/2018/03/12/rollback-glitch/

      Best of luck with EA

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    • Same thing just happened. also my tap radius is back to level 1 despite saying it’s at level 9.

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  6. Overall, I have enjoyed playing this game with a few exceptions. 1) I’m not thrilled with the fact that after a certain point we can’t buy land. 2) the prizes in the mini games don’t change out for new prizes. 3) there is no way to clear a lot of the clutter we don’t want out of our inventory. I also wouldn’t mind a building or button that allows me to collect from all eligible buildings with one tap and another that allows me to send all eligible characters on a single quest. (We have the unemployment building for general quests why can’t we have one for when they want to send my characters on a specific quest). Other than that, I’m very happy with this game.

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    • I would like it if EA made the IRS Drone collect income from all buildings at least once a day. There is apparently a button to collect from all character jobs that was included with the Unemployment Office Job Manager update in 2015 but is unreleased in the game so maybe some day EA can add it to the game.

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  7. That was a great episode. I haven’t laughed out loud to one that much in a long time. They really had the style of 70’s shows down pat. And Bill Hader as Manacek was perfect.

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  8. hey, is buying mystery boxes from burns a good idea at first? if you dont have a lot of donuts, or premium stuff? i have about 34 donuts. save, or spend?

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  9. Nothing is going on in my game now. I have sent all characters on a 24 hr task and will return to the game again 24 hrs later and check on the time needed to harvest the town, and to take note on the cash and donuts collected. In pre 2018 days on my old handphone, it took me an hour to clear my town and to play the bonus level up

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  10. I keep hoping that one day they are going to put out a way to search for items rather then scrolling and scrolling to find something. The worst is when you’ve scrolled to the end and it only let’s you put one item down and it closes the box so you have to scroll all the way to the end again and again. After playing for almost 5 years I’ve acquired a lot of stuff.

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    • I had the same problem when placing multiple houses. One thing I found is that if I scroll to the object I want and immediately close the storage without placing anything (using the cross not the back arrow) then when I open up the storage again it is where I left it and it will continue to return to the same place each time you place an item.

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