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…..

First off, it’s Father’s Day.  So Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there! Hope y’all have a great day!

Itchy and Scratchy Land Act 2 hit our games this past week.  What are your thoughts on Act 2? How are you doing with the prize track?

ICYMI Addicts Live was all new yesterday.  We talked Itchy and Scratchy Land, lag and drag and previewed what’s ahead in the next couple of weeks.  Check out all the fun here…

How about the rest of your weekend?  Getting ready for summer vacations? Anywhere fun planned?  Do anything fun and exciting this weekend?  How did you celebrate Father’s Day?

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!


132 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. Since we have moved our Krustylands to Springfield, I have noticed the Krust-O-Meter, which you can view from the Krustyland Entrance, shows the XP bonus of the rest of Springfield. Are the tickets paying out reflecting the bonus? Has anyone noticed? Is this intentional, or an oversight by EA?

  2. MannyCa1avera

    After a long absence I returned when I heard that they were getting rid of Krustyland. I just couldn’t miss the demolition.

    I started grinding monorail pieces along with the event and found that I’m not limited to 5 donuts a week. I’m grinding about 5 donuts a day now. Is this normal, or am I glitched?

  3. Keith1Roon991

    Just got bort, last prize in act 2, easy going at that😀, with 5 + days to go, just wish it all worked 😞

  4. I just ordered the new Matt Reiss’s book, Simpson Confidential (Reiss is a longtime Simpsons writer/producer.) I’m a little scared, however, that knowing too much about behind the scenes of the Simpsons will take away some of the magic for me and maybe recolor some of my personal take-aways or delights. To those of you who’ve managed to already read it or who already know much about the real people and processes behind everything, does that knowledge give you a bigger appreciation for the series or detract from the power of illusion in story-telilng? There’s a blurb about the book here
    Thanks for sharing you thoughts!

  5. Today I placed Bort. You “get” a reward that is completely useless. When you check your counter for bonuts it is zero.

  6. Ever wonder what to do with the Highway from Krustyland. Here’s a idea. Using 3D-Effekt as a highway overpass.
    I was redesigning my Springfield anyways when Krustyland got nuked. So my redesign is just taking longer. At some points it’s still a mess. I Put my Itchy, Scratchy and Krustyland into Springfield Heights. But am waiting for end of event to actually design it.
    I’m trying to have a Central Monorail station where alle 6 Monorailstation come together in 6 different cycles. I hope the missing one will appear at some point again.
    Don’t mind new designfriendly friends at this point.

  7. Where is Homer

    First-time poster (but long-time lurker!) here. I first started playing TSTO in Christmas 2012, stopped around Spring 2013, and then came back for Christmases 2013 and 2014. After finishing uni in May and finding myself with a lot of spare time on my hands, I remembered about TSTO and quickly downloaded it.

    I wasn’t sure if I would even be able to get into my old Springfield, and though I was fully prepared to start again, it has been exciting seeing my old designs. Of course, these three-and-a-half years have brought many changes to the game that i must now try and accommodate, so my Springfield is currently undergoing a huge redesign! I remember when the Monorail was nothing but a much-wished for feature in TSTO forums, and the notion of using the land beyond the mountains was almost unthinkable – now, I’ve had move my houses so that I can access the Heights entrance.

    But perhaps my favourite thing about my return to TSTO is learning that this blog is still thriving. Thank you for helping to ease this Tapper back into her Springfield – and hopefully keep her there this time!

  8. Just unlocked Bort! Now I have a week to collect Bonuts!!

  9. Is the calendar correct, isn’t the start of act 3 on the 27th,and the end of 2nd act on the 26th.Just curious, I will finish act 2 today and have a week of bonus rounds.

    • The end of Act 2 and the start of Act 3 are on the same day at 10am ET (2pm GMT/3pm BST). The calendar is correct since staying on target with getting Bort a few hours before Act 3 starts. I should be getting him by the weekend since I nearly have the crafting currency.

      • The thing that I don’t understand is the 2nd act started on Wednesday the 13th at 1400 gmt and ends on Wednesday the 27th at 1400 gmt. That is 14 24 hour days, the calendar has totals for 15 days.

  10. Meghan Glueck

    I still don’t have itchy and scratchy land update

  11. More on parade roller: shouldn’t they connect to roads, visually? They could handle the transition in the same general way they do roads over water: they adjust the graphics to make the connection make sense. Instead, you have curb-against-curb. Looks stupid. More EALP, I suppose.

  12. Finally found a place for the damn Freakshow tent in the new KIS land. Cost me 60 🍩 in the last Halloween box. So happy It’s out of inventory I cracked a couple Duff’s.

  13. The Open Air Stage just arrived in my vault last week – 160 donuts with a rebate of 40 … I think it will be a nice addition to I&S Land, and now that i’ve seen an episode with the BSharps, would like to have them perform.

  14. Don’t know where else to ask but has anyone ever gotten donuts from krustys balloon pop game?

  15. Gil deal just hit, Hoover in a dress, was hoping for past President in a deal???

    • As I’ve said a lot now (including in posts and on Addicts live, so not just the comments). Presidents come back during the 4th of July. We’re still close to 2 weeks away from any of that content hitting…

    • That’s SO funny, was just watching a program on J “edna” Hoover on Smithsonian Channel tbe other day. Of course, they were toO classy to cover the rumors of his tendency to crossdress.

  16. Can someone tell me if the parade prizes from the prize track can actually move around the town and if so how?

    • Move around the roads..

      • In my town, the roller and animatronics move around anything. Roads, KL paths, grass, along a one-small-block gap between buildings/decorations, through walls, across water, etc.

    • They are drawn to the normal roads, so if you want them to stay in your park, you’ll have to create a parade route of regular road and surround it with a fairly good stretch of park roads. If the parade route isn’t cut off from the roads in your town, it will exit the park and lose itself in your town. They are not drawn to the park roads at all, which would have made more sense…more EALP, as Patric would say.

  17. Really struggling to get the crafting materials this time, even with logging on every four hours. Particularly the cash (not the knives/axes)
    Tapping visitors, staffing rides but think I might be missing something.

  18. I really hope that Act 3 gives us the excavator as a prize… the excavator Homer is driving in the splash screen.

    • Thank you for your post, I too want Homer’s crawler tractor aka bulldozer. I think it was inspired from a Cat D6 due to: elevated sprocket, open ROPs, vertical hydraulic cylinders and single exhaust. I like seeing big yellow in movies and games albeit the color is closer to a Case IH than a Cat yellow. TMI for most readers, but maybe someone else was wondering about that bulldozer like I was.

    • I’m still curious about the flying squirrel looking animal in the right of the splash screen.
      What’s up with it?!?!
      The only animal I remember that was similar was the Bolivian Tree Lizard Ovaraptors that Bart raised from eggs after shooting a “mama bird” with Nelsons bb gun. But they were green, not pinkish and white.
      “It never hurts to have a second set of prints on a gun”
      So why is it there? Is it a hint for an upcoming event? Is there a character I don’t remember? Or is it just there to screw with me, and scramble my teeny tiny brain mush?

  19. Keith1Roon991

    Got itchy going round a road square inside my i/s land and every lap he goes up to my banner and waves his hat before returning to the road, think the track and krusty road keep him there, class😎

  20. Yesterday my game broke,I got a message for past events that I can now complete,I got a pie man quest siting in my task bar and a gill deal for duff gardens ,I even got a daily bonus from Frink from back in the day.The problem is that I’m downgraded for certain things like the monorail I can gather resources but no prizes,I get FP from neighbor visits although i have all the prizes.The biggest thing is that my character selector in the upper left corner doesn’t work and my tap radius is at level one so it takes 30 min to clear my Springfield.I did all the usual instal/reinstal,I’m thinking of contacting EA but it only gives the option to send a mail and wait for 72 hours.Does anybody have this problem or if you could give me some advice what else could I do it would be great because I’m starting to feak out.

    • You have the rollback glitch. You need to have your game rolled back. Try contacting them today in about 2 hrs that’s during their normal biz hrs

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