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…..

We’re nearing the end of Moe’s Ark Act 1 (ends Wednesday), how have you fared with the prize track?  Taking in our tips for finishing Act 1 and prepping for Act 2? Ready for Act 2?

ICYMI…Addicts Live was all new yesterday.  You can check it out here.  We talked Moe’s Ark, Sarah Wiggum and being really pissed off at EA over the discount donuts.

And finally, how about the rest of your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?  Hopefully, you’re staying cool!

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!

107 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. Something strange just happened. I had an anonymous game on an older iPad(A) I haven’t used for awhile. I updated the game. I was going to check if I would get the boatload (no) or truckload(yes) deal. I didn’t get any free donuts. Then I took a look at it. It was a duplicate of my other anonymous game on a different iPad (B). I opened (B) and it was the same as (A) except for a few dollars from actions I just did on (A). Then (A) got disconnected. ….SO, now I am wondering if they are using my IP address to sync my anonymous games. Which means you can have only one anonymous game now.

  2. David Billington

    QUICK QUESTION ON BEHALF OF MY OTHER HALF….
    Is the Boatload Of Donuts offer working or is it still hit and miss?

    • Wow…what a great design…makes me want to go back to SH and grind out a couple more elevator towers (I used mine behind the pink volcano lair). Naaaah…hate SH too much, even for towers🤢.

      • I always hated it but with the longer jobs and higher payouts, I’ll do it if there’s something I want

        • I forgot, we have 8 hr jobs now for all that stuff. Maybe I’ll go for a couple towers after all…thanks for the reminder😁.

  3. Addicts hosts, has EA indicated to you if they will be releasing a new donut deal with act 2?

  4. This is my first time trying this out. So just wanted to say hi! And I love your website!

  5. Anyone else notice that frogs dropped in other people’s towns don’t show up?
    I put 10 in a friend’s town and they never showed. Tried it again and still nothing.

  6. I know I can’t be the only Tapper that wants (vs just a darn castle):

    the Beeramid
    the Beerquarium (“home of the world’s happiest fish”)
    the Beer Hall of Presidents (ok, maybe not this one)
    the Little Land of Duff Ride
    the Barrel Roll
    the Washing Machine Ride
    the Whiplash rollercoaster

    C’mon EA! We deserve more than a darn castle …. we need the rest of Duff Gardens!👍

    • Yeah, when they just release one piece of something that could be an expanded area, I don’t buy the one piece.

    • Maybe I’m misunderstanding your comment, but if you have the Duff Gardens castle you can send certain characters on tasks there and get the Beeramid, the Beerquarium, and the “not-It’s-A-Small-World” animated kids.
      Maybe not everything seen at Duff Gardens, but some of the most memorable.

  7. Josephine Kick@$$

    I hope everyone had a great Sunday😁 Still waiting to hear about the littlest addict 💞

  8. Does anyone know if we can continue to upgrade the big cat country or emu experience in acts 2 and 3?

  9. I just unlocked Brittany Brockman today. If I save doing her quest line until act 2 starts will it earn whatever the currency is for act 2? Or once act 2 is over it will just revert back to cash?

    • That’s a good question, but there’s no real reason to save her quest line. She earns the same in her quest as she does at the enclosures, and she will continue to earn at the enclosures in Act 2, so it doesn’t really matter which you send her on. She will earn just the same for either task in Act 1 and continue to do so in Act 2. Does that make sense?

    • In other words, just send her on either task, and collect bonuts till Act 2.

  10. Since Gil Screwed me over with his donuts deal. Boat load of donuts seemed to pass me by Gil/EA. Never shall I spend another penny on this game. All hail Donut farming..Sorry Gil..

    • Yeah, really lame that some of us got offered 300 donuts at 50% off for $9.99 while others got 2400(!!!) for only $19.99. I mean heck, give us the option to choose one or the other, although I doubt there’s a dedicated tapper who would have chosen the 300. …which should give a good indication as to whether it was a good idea to randomly distribute the offers. 😠

  11. its a small annoyance that can be dealt with, but what’s up with only 3 regular people being qualified to volunteer with the big cats ?

    • Maybe more will follow in Act 2? New enclosure coming, so a possibility of new folks working at both the new pen and the Big Cats? Does seem a little unbalanced for now, tho, I agree.

  12. Anyone else predicting a Duff Gardens Mini-Event next? 😅
    (bring on those Beer Goggles (lol)

    https://youtu.be/6fEMovJ-vwA

    • I would like to have the chance to get duff gardens with lizard Lisa. I was hit with a glitch at level 60 when it was first released. I said no to Gil and it disappeared forever more… 😫

    • Pleassssee…no more theme parks, zoos, around-the-worlds (efcot), county fairs, winter festivals, Harry Potter towns, or any other giant amusement parks. My town is already overwhelmed with “non-town” collections to the point that they outsize my town 5 to 1. How about Springfield University, with smaller buildings and a realistic scale…something that’s actually part of Springfield? Most tappers are out of room already, and more giant buildings have nowhere to go. I don’t think I can face another space hogging “Mega Event”🤪.

  13. I know not everyone is a fan of npc’s but I personally like having them in my town. I’m hoping to get an npc mystery box included soon. Black Friday deals would be perfect so I can pick up some of those I missed. I’m also hoping that EA gives us a yard sale of sorts to clear out inventory of stuff we don’t want and pick up that extra piece of fencing, trench, track etcetera that would make awkward designs better. If EA allowed us to sell 5 individual decorations or 3 buildings in exchange for 1 or 2 donuts a shot, I could easily whittle my inventory down. Just a thought.

  14. Just want to let my neighbours know that I think I should have Brittany unlocked either late tonight or early tomorrow, so my plan right now is to stop dropping toads until act 2 hits once I do. Then I’ll have a nice big stockpile to help everyone out when it does 🙂

  15. Happy Sunday all. Had brunch with my honey, went to Costco and now to settle down and nap. Everyone enjoy their Sunday. A big thank you to the admins who work so hard for our little game.

  16. Completely unrelated to the event but does anybody know if there is any way to delete characted tasks or reorder them in any way. sounds odd but many of my characters now have so many 4 hour tasks and using the office of unemployment defaults to whatever task is top of the list… many of my characters now default to playing poker or doing something else in one of the buildings with the last event and I miss having them all do their individual tasks which was much more interesting. I know I could get around it by storing the relevent buildings but don’t really want to do that…….. am I being too fussy haha

    • I would just complete the tasks, as they don’t take that long. There is no way to remove tasks.

    • As i understand it, the most used task will be on the top, so manually picking the task until it moves to the first position for the time slot should work. But I havent been able to do this with my squirel, even thought I always send her to picket disapprovingly.

    • The only way to get rid of the tasks is just by storing the buildings. You could store the buildings first then send the characters on tasks and then place the buildings afterwards. The only thing you will lose is the income from storing the buildings since Swelldorado and The Boiled Potato generates income every 12 hours, $ Casino generates income every 4 hours and Smooches generates income every 8 hours. It would be much easier if EA made it so that the original 4 hour task for a character appears first on a task list and then the extra ones appear next.

  17. Hugo Z Hackenbush

    Does anyone know the song being used for the Zoo event’s theme? I like the understated European feel and want to use it some of my family videos, but I can’t find it without a title.

    • I have been trying like crazy to find the details…but like so many great music cues in the Simpsons…they really aren’t credited well. To me it sounds like one of Danny Elfman’s cues. Something from the show. But, so far…can’t find from where.

    • Try the simpsons game credits, the same tune is played in the level “Medal of Homer”

    • It’s “Ville de St. Capitulons” from the “The Simpsons Game” Soundtrack. Actually, all of the themes which are used in TSTO are shortened versions of the music of “The Simpsons Game, like the standard theme (“Evergreen Terrace”), the THOH theme (“Kodos attacks”), the Superheroes theme (“Homer’s Charge”), the Monorail and Arround the world update theme (“Sunrise in Springfield”) etc. You can find them easily on Youtube.

  18. Happy Sunday, addicted tappers. Nice rainy day here in Ireland; the scent of the rain in the air, a blanket and a cup of coffee (maybe two, or three)… Everything while finishing designin my Springfield Heights so that I can move to the main town…

    Need more space north of Springfield Heights…

  19. OK. I went overboard, just got into the groove. Happy Sunday y’all. Set players to random. List whatever comes up. No skipping. Just listen until you don’t want to

    Random songs for a Sunday…

    1. Pansy Division “The Summer You Let Yr Hair Grow Out”
    2. 311 “Livin’ & Rockin'”
    3. Depeche Mode “Photographic”
    4. Peggy Lee “The Gold Wedding Ring”
    5. John Cage “In Name Of the Holocaust (1942)”
    6. Violent Femmes “I Saw You In the Crowd”
    7. Phil & Friends “Improv” (Live)
    8. U God “Bump”
    9. Grateful Dead “Tennessee Jed” (Live)
    10. Leonard Cohen “Memories” (Live)
    11. Iggy Pop “Living On the Edge Of the Night”
    12. Ringo Starr “I’m a Fool To Care”
    13. Roxette “Fingertips”
    14. Funkadelic “We Hurt Too”
    15. The Crystal Method “Keep Hope Alive”
    16. Brahms “Hungarian Dance No. 11 (Orch Parlow)”
    17. Plastic Ono Band “Watching the Rain”
    18. Prince “Love 2 the 9’s”
    19. They Might Be Giants “Heart Of the Band”
    20. The Mamas & The Papas “European Blueboy”
    21. They Might Be Giants “The Bells Are Ringing”
    22. Mannheim Steamroller “Some Children See Him”
    23. The Beatles “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)”
    24. Waylon Jennings “Cindy Of New Orleans”
    25. Public Enemy “Coinsequences”
    26. Ringo Starr “Coochy Coochy”
    27. Willie Nelson “Sweet Memories”
    28. A Chorus Line “Dance: Ten; Looks: Three”
    29. Neurosis “Instrumental” (Live)
    30. Pearl Jam “Just Breathe”
    31. Wu-Tang Clan “Intro” (Wu-Tang Forever)
    32. John Cage “Suite For Toy Piano – 3”
    33. Erasure “Shot To the Heart”
    34. King Crimson “Three Of a Perfect Pair” (Live)
    35. Cream “Toad” (Live)
    36. New York Dolls “Jet Boy”
    37. Radiohead “Down Is the New Up”
    38. Zillatron “Count Zero”
    39. Billie Holiday “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off”
    40. Pansy Division “C.S.F.”
    41. The Byrds “Way Behind the Sun”
    42. Ozzy Osbourne “Zombie Stomp”
    43. Ratt “What You Give Is What You Get”
    44. Arrested Development “Children Play With Earth”
    45. The Charlie Daniels Band “Trudy”
    46. Brian Eno “Stravinsky”
    47. Raphael Saadiq “Body Parts”
    48. Jonah Knight “All These Ghosts (All Together)”
    49. 213 “Absolutely”
    50. Eazy-E “Eazy-Duz-It”
    51. Snoop Dogg “Too Black”
    52. Nirvana “Stay Away”
    53. New York Dolls “Don’t Start Me Talking”
    54. Mase, Puffy, Lil’ Kim & System Of a Down “Will They Die 4 You”
    55. Pearl Jam “Red Bar”
    56. The Turtles “Earth Anthem”
    57. Czarface “Hazmat Rap”
    58. Laurie Anderson “Blue Lagoon” (Live)
    59. De La Soul “The Book Of Life”
    60. Pink Floyd “Chapter 24”
    61. The Clash “Wrong ‘Em Boyo”
    62. Public Enemy “Megablast”
    63. Blue Oyster Cult “Goin’ Through the Motions”
    64. TRU “What They Call Us?”
    65. Erasure “Gratitude”
    66. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir “Hark Now O Shepherds”
    67. Anthrax “For All Kings”
    68. Aerosmith “Draw the Line”
    69. The Beach Boys “Your Summer Dream”
    70. D.R.I. “Gilt Trip”
    71. Smashing Pumpkins “Being Beige”
    72. Queen “Dreamer’s Ball”
    73. Grateful Dead “On the Road Again”
    74. Pink Floyd “Mother”
    75. Red Hot Chili Peppers “Skinny Sweaty Man”
    76. Gary Numan “This Is My House”
    77. GZA “Sparring Minds”

    • Overboard? Well, maybe just a tad. Still, it makes for some fascinating reading: I must admit I have never seen the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on a playlist before 🙂
      Anyway, to my boring and predictable Top 20 for the week:

      1. Jenny – Silverfish
      2. Scarecrow – Ministry
      3. Feral Faun – Thou
      4. A Minute – Shellac
      5. Down In Splendour – Straitjacket Fits
      6. Secret Vasectomy – KEN mode
      7. Hollow Hills – Bauhaus
      8. Seams – Morne
      9. My Disco – Big Black
      10. Golden Hours – Brian Eno
      11. Stigma – UFOmammut
      12. Wasted – Frenzal Rhomb
      13. Terrible Lie (live) – NIN
      14. Resounding – Jakob
      15. Ordinary Madness – Toe To Toe
      16. Here It Comes Again – The Jesus & Mary Chain
      17. What If? – Automatic
      18. Nowhere Fast – The Smiths
      19. She’s Hit – The Birthday Party
      20. Ommadon – Ommadon

      See you next time!

    • Too random for me. Dizzy and ready to throw up really. To each there own and all that. pip pip

  20. Question re the Springfield Bowl (yeah, off the Event topic): does anyone know what character/task is needed to animate the Springfield Bowl? All I’ve been able to find is references to the event where it was introduced.
    As for the current event – I’m kind of liking the “crafting” aspect, and the new environments. I ended up with 3 Emu Adventures and 2 Big Cat things, not sure how many I’ll keep after it’s all over. I like being able to buy the craft-type items with cash – I can buy zillions of extras and just store them for the future without worrying about keep enough crafting currency.

    • You can tap the Springfield Bowl and a list of jobs should come up. Chalmers, Nelson, Bart, Lisa, Ralph, Marge, Quimby, Comic Book Guy, Jimbo, Milhouse, and Mr. Burns all have jobs there. But you have to tap the building to initiate them. Also, some jobs involve specific skins like Wizard Marge so if you don’t have them, they probably won’t show up.

  21. Alright. I started late😬
    I have 7.5% bonus and 17803 animal feed. Think I can finish act 1???

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    40-50mm (1.6-2″) of rain, people!!! 40-50mm!!! And in case those in the back didn’t hear me, 40 TO 50MM OF RAIN!!! About b…….. time. So in case you missed it, we finally had some proper rain on Friday. 😄😄😄 Temperature-wise it was only about 6-7°C (42.8-44.6°F) but who cares because it rained consistently for a good couple of hours and we had twice as much rain in 1 day as we had had in the previous 3 months. There is even a rumour that some of the higher outlying areas may have had as much as 125mm (5 inches!). Really hoping that a lot of the rain that fell was in the right catchment areas as our Day Zero is getting way too close for comfort.

    So had a little baking day yesterday: Ginger Shortbread and Chocolate Fridge Biscuits. And now that I’ve made the chocolate fridge biscuits I’m tempted to make a little ice cream because the two go together really well… Mmmm… Decisions. Decisions. Today I did a little tasting of the baking (& I can assure you it is good!) and planted some coloured arum bulbs I bought a few weeks back. I bought them off a guy on the street so it remains to be seen whether or not they are indeed Blue, Maroon, Marsh Mallow, and Hot Shot as promised or just very expensive white ones 😄 If they are actually just white I will try what someone here (can’t remember who… Craig?) suggested a year or so ago and water them with a little food colouring to see what happens 😄

    The event is proceeding smoothly… Finished Act 1 but just completing the extra quest lines all ready for Act 2 in a few days. I finally got round to dropping off toads with all my neighbours but a few were already full when I went past – hopefully I will catch you in the next round. And apologies if you have dropped some off with me and I haven’t found them in time. They are particularly difficult to find so I just rely on the Animal Feeding thingy blowing them up for me… ☺️😄 Hope everyone is making steady progress and will finish Act 1 in time!

    Hope everyone has a great week.

    Anyway, time for a shower….
    🇿🇦😄🇿🇦😄🇿🇦

    “I bless the rains down in Africa”:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/134481030@N07/43266829374/

    • If you haven’t heard the Weezer cover of “Africa”, it is very good.

    • Well it finally stopped raining here, so maybe that’s where it all came from 😁…so glad you’re finally getting a break. The ginger shortbread sounds great, is it crystallized or fresh?

    • Hi MAB!😀.
      ☔+🍦

    • Hi MAB 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

    • Hi MAB! So happy to hear you got some substantial rain. A while back the CBC did a piece on the drought situation in South Africa on the news so I’ve been hoping the weather would work in your favour soon.

      As for the temperature, I wish it was 6 or 7 here. We’ve been in a heatwave almost without a break for 3 weeks now (35-37 humidex some days, which for this part of Canada is nuts), and it’s our fourth above normal summer in a row, which is causing the trees so much stress that they started dropping leaves two weeks ago… and to top that off, there’s a wildfire 13km outside town that’s been burning for 8 days now. That kind of cold would mean loads of rain and it would knock that right out and I could stop breathing smoke 24/7 (far too hot to close the windows and no A/C). They did rescind the evacuation order down to an alert and drop the alerts for the other areas yesterday, though (Yay, the Gogos Christmas tree farm is safe! If anyone follows Blues at all, that’s David Gogos’ family’s farm). We got some cooler weather this weekend. But with that came lightening, so I’m worried it might’ve sparked a new fire I haven’t heard about yet. Summer is more stressful than fun the last few years.

    • Josephine Kick@$$

      🖐MAB😊

    • I bribed water Baron burns for you =). What will you do when your hello page takes up a whole page in the comments section?

    • Hi mab hope you have a good week. Sometimes if I go searching for the frogs I find it easier to go into the item select menu and fade out/lock everything except for characters that way you will see them easier particularly if they are hiding behind a building.

  23. any update on the Gil deal(19.99 for 2400)?
    is it working?
    does ea not care?
    how did i get here?
    where are my key?
    get off my lawn!

    • I still couldn’t get confirmation from EA but I tried it again and I Gil’s deal seems to work now.

    • Any word if it’ll be offered to us frequent tappers who got the 300 donuts for $9.99 deal?
      I’ve been checking my offers every day in hopes that the 2400 boat load at 80% off will be extended to all, but so far, nothing. 😕

  24. I’ve decided it’s time to move on from the game. No big gripes or complaints about how the game “sucks now’ or anything. It was fun but 5 years is enough. I just wanted to say thank you to my neighboreenos for all the inspiring town designs. You peeps rock!

    Big thank you has to go to all the current and past Addicts for their time, patience, and kindness in all things Tapped Out. I don’t know how you guys pull it off. I know I couldn’t do it. You made this game way more fun than I thought it could be. Visiting this site has been informative and fun and I will miss it.

    Have fun. That is what a game is meant for.

    • I decided to move on a year ago. I came back for this event. Maybe we’ll see you in a year too!

    • Understandable. I suspect you are not alone. Of course, we probably ought not play forever, even were it to continue ad infinitum.

      No doubt TSTOA has provided some sort of lifeline for EA. Here’s to hoping that doesn’t mean life support.

      I would still like to believe all the ideas that are bantered about on these forums serve as evidence that there is more room for growth and improvement in the game – mechanically, Event-wise, etc…

      “If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, then the end is near.” – Jack Welch, CEO, GE

      • TSTO endures for me. The Futurama city builder game came and went in weeks, the 8 bit game was cute like a half dozen times, then never ending, nowhere to put things, and Sims like- too much to focus on supplying main characters.
        I like the charcters and graphics of Magic Kingdoms but there is little design creativity, loooong load times, ridiculously long, too numerous tasks to upgrade characters to complete questlines etc., and if you think land is hard to come by in TSTO, Magic Kingdoms is much worse.
        Tapped Out has the Simpson’s characters I love, amusing dialogue, lots of design creativity that is always being added to and of course, our happy little blog community. I’m liking the zoo event prizes and premiums. I’m good here, it’s still a nice break for me. Hopefully, like Regina, after a break, long time players will come back.

  25. Does anyone know what the reasoning behind us ending up with two each of Emu experience and Big Cat Country buildings? Couldn’t they come up with something different?

    • There will be 5 total habitats. So they did come up with different ones. You don’t have to have 2nds if you don’t want them

      • Tracy-1ltwoody920

        Seconds expand the waist line
        2nds expand the waste line – bring on Act 2 and the saved (not wasted) currency.

    • The animals have different actions in different places, so if you want to see them all at once you need more than one.

      • Do they? I filled one of the cat sanctuaries with all lions at one point and they all sat there and yawned. How do I get different actions?

        • They jump more in the 2 and 4 slots of Emu E. The lion yawns in the 1 and 3 slot, licks paw in the other and wag tails. Cheetah wags tail in one slot, etc…

  26. Cheers for the addicts!

  27. Good Morning Everybody!
    Hope you’re all enjoying building a zoo as much as I am. Saving my daily tasks starting tomorrow, to get a head start on Act 2 and keeping my fingers crossed that Ralphies Mom will be available on Wednesday.
    Read an article yesterday…going to start doing one unscripted good deed every week. Make a donation, say an unexpected kind word, do a favor for someone who needs it, before I’m asked. It won’t change the whole world, but it will make my own little space in it a kinder and happier place. Seems like we could all use a little more kindness lately, so I’m going to give it a try…it’s not a really big thing, but it’s something.👍😁

    • I live with that idea now, if I can help, say a kind word, donate to charity, in our own way make a small difference, every bit help, if every good deed was passed on then there’s hope.

  28. Tracy-1ltwoody920

    Happy Sunday Everyone

  29. Happy Sunday addicts ❤

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