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…..

Week 4 of Christmas has hit our games (and is nearly over!), thoughts on week 4?  Maggie’s storyline impress you?  How about the prizes?  Any premium items you’ve purchased?

The event itself is almost over!  It all ends January 2nd, what are your overall thoughts on Christmas 2018? Better than you initially thought it would be?

Can you believe it’s almost 2019?  Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve and that’s it…bye bye 2018!  What will you miss about 2018?  Looking forward to in 2019?  Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow at 10:30a ET for a very special Year in Review episode of Addicts Live! (Podcast should be up around that time as well, for those that listen vs watch)

How was your Christmas?  Did Santa bring you everything on your list?

And finally, how about the rest of 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!

55 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. FYI, the mobile trivia game HQ Trivia is having a Simpsons Trivia contest Sunday night.

  2. Carmen (gameid5000)

    I’m feeling a bit like Dr. Evil from Austin Powers this morning as I realized I now have ‘One Billion Dollars’ of in game cash. It certainly piles up when you stop KEM farming and only do RTTs as needed.

    Note to newer players – three years of play, use (abuse?) of EA glitches, KEM farming / Mystery Boxes and a general addiction to the game got me here. It took a lot of Patric’s valuable commodity – time. There was no short cut to reaching point.

    (Does that satisfy the lawyers….?)

  3. Happy Sunday ( 1 day late ! ) AND Happy Hogmany as we say here in Scotland. Best wishes to all for the New Year.

  4. I wonder how difficult it would be for EA to put coats on the Springfield characters? I know they have to be cold walking around in all that snow. 😂😂😊😊 What does everybody else think? Coats or no,coats?

  5. Regular Characters became Premium.

    During the October event, several of my characters went from regular pay-offs to premium pay-offs. These include Frinkenstein, Greystash, Wizard Unicorn, and Hugo. More recently Santa and President Lisa changed to premium as well.

    I have seen no mention of this and was wondering if it happened to anyone else?

    • Usually happens when a character previously a prize (or limited time) becomes re-available for donuts. (I’m just waiting for Helen Lovejoy to get a promotion!)

    • This has been happening since the start of the game and they do mention it sometimes

  6. I have a nice Springfield Heights area but maxed out land. long ago.

    Out of laziness I just decided to add a new Springfield Heights area on the other side of the mountain. Maxed out every building you can get and increased my Bonus by 130 percent or more I lost track.

  7. And… they’re off ! 😄

  8. How many times can you dismiss a daily task ?
    I thought it was only once, but I was able to dismiss today’s task twice to get a donut Tao to pop up.

    • You can keep dismissing over and over for weeks on end. However, you can only dismiss twice per day.

      • Hi Safi,
        I am able to dismiss a task only once a day after midnight. I usually wait till the next morning to do it. Does it give a cross every 12 hours? Thanks.

        • Yes, every 12 hours you can cross out the task until you either get one you complete, or find one that makes you happy (like one that rewards 6 donuts).

  9. Is this week the final week for the event?

  10. Some of my neighbors have some very creative and unusual screen names. So tell me.. what’s the story behind your screen name???

  11. Just wanted to wish everyone happy holidays✌! Cheers to 2019 being better than 2018🥂! Also, bday shout outs to Sandytoes and Patric 🎉!

  12. Well the update is going to end soon. It was a good Christmas update with a new system… lots of prizes and contents… hope 2019 will be a good year for the game !

  13. You guys need to do a post on the end of bonus percentage points for premium items. Not even the lone premium decoration came with a percentage. Absent the bundles (all returning existing content) none of the new items increased anyone’s bonus percentage and probably cost upwards of 1000 donuts.

    Wonder what’s next to go…

  14. I liked this event too. Easy to play but not too time consuming. I bought the yarn store because I love knitting and couldn’t pass it up. The pseudo knitting dialogue that went with it was hilarious. One of my favourite premium items ever. Merry Christmas!

  15. Hope everyone had a great Christmas!

    I got one bum present. The best part was that it was something I bought for myself. It was supposed to be a pretty flower… and, it is, but… it also looked like it might actually open on Xmas and it didn’t, but… the MAIN thing is that it is NOT the flower I ordered.

    Fortunately, a 5 minute minute call to customer service has the true bulb winging it’s way to me for free but it won’t flower until mid-March… At least now I can say I own a ‘Ferrari’ 🙂

    for MABs and the flower lovers:

    Have a fun and safe New Years Eve, and best of luck in the New Year!

  16. Hey. Is anyone else having trouble finishing part one? I’ve completed all the tasks but the last reward hasn’t unlocked? Has anyone mentioned this before?
    Kidding. Here’s to a happy new year where nobody asks you that again.

  17. I have to work tomorrow 😡

  18. Happy Sunday kids! Thanx for all the bday wishes on thurs! Happy early b-day to u Patric! Us capricorns gotta stick together! 🎂🍰Happy early new year to everyone! 🎉🎊 Keep it safe and fun! 🍸🍷🍻 Ive been writing 2019 on stuff for months….I’ll finally be right. Lol. Please god ……no mariah carey new years crap!!!!

  19. Should have the greyhound sleigh tomorrow and must say it’s been a good event, though wasn’t enticed to buy anything much. Hogmanay tomorrow and am working it, on the plus side am of till the 3rd so plenty time for family, friends and a few nips on the way, and wife’s birthday on the 2nd lol, Happy Birthday Patric, few beers I hope, Happy new year Alissa always a pleasure, good new year to the team and my tsto friends.
    Happy tapping all 🎅🤶⛄🎁🎁⛄🎁🎁⛄🎁🎁⛄🎁🎁⛄🎄🎄🎄🎄

  20. Can please somebody tell me what is the name of the song from Season 28 episode 12 (phatsby), there were only two lines-I got no money, I got no money…I can’t find it anywhere😥😳

  21. Ok last Christmas I tapped my elf in a box and haven’t been able to find him all year.Does anyone know if he’s still in the game?

    • Yeah but he’s so darn hard to find! The easiest thing I’ve found is to go into the editing mode like you’re going to move things around, then turn off the streets and buildings, etc. and then slowly scan through your town. Hopefully you’ll notice him on the side of the road somewhere! I’ve stopped tapping him because it is frustrating trying to find him.

  22. Happy Sunday y’all.

    Random songs for a Sunday. Love to see yours. Just set your player to random and no skipping.

    • Almost forgot….

      Random songs for a Sunday…

      1. Ministry “Corrosion”
      2. Crosby, Stills & Nash “Anything At All”
      3. Eminem “Evil Deeds”
      4. Bauhaus “Undone”
      5. Doris Day “Singin’ In the Rain”
      6. Iggy Pop “Instinct”
      7. Ice Cube “Click, Clack – Get Back”
      8. King Crimson “Easy Money” (live)
      9. Arlo Guthrie “Stealin'”
      10. Genesis “Land Of Confusion”
      11. Grateful Dead “Alabama Getaway” (live)
      12. Stone Temple Pilots “Thought She’d Be Mine”
      13. Sia “Academia”
      14. Megadeth “Forget To Remember”
      15. Bernie Worrell “Agua de Beber”
      16. Butthole Surfers “The Colored FBI Guy”
      17. Carpenters “Nowadays Can’t Even Sing”
      18. Frank Zappa “Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up”
      19. Circle Jerks “What’s Yr Problem”
      20. Thelonious Monk “In Walked Bud”
      21. The D.O.C. “Comm. 2”
      22. Earle Brown “Three Solos For Trumpet from the Concert For Piano And Orchestra XII”
      23. Prince “My Little Pill”
      24. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers “So You Want To Be a Rock & Roll Star”
      25. Busta Rhymes “The Heist”

      • Got a little carried away but I figured it’d make for some extra holiday reading, and it’s New Year’s Eve here so why not go a little over the top?

        1. Live In A Hole – Big Black
        2. Cabin Fever! – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
        3. And We Bake – Skeptics
        4. Side On – The Clean
        5. Goodbye Man – The Meanies
        6. Free Will – Thou
        7. Genius – Frenzal Rhomb
        8. Shoe Song – Shellac
        9. Fall Of The Sun – Hypnochron
        10. Unguided Missile/The Edge – Toe To Toe
        11. Memory Of A Free Festival – David Bowie
        12. Obzen – Meshuggah
        13. Witness No.3 – Toe To Toe
        14. Electric Head: The Ecstasy (Pt. 2) – White Zombie
        15. That’s What I Get – NIN
        16. Suffer Little Children – The Smiths
        17. Blew – Unsane
        18. In Our Blood – YOB
        19. Circle – Slipknot
        20. Coition Ignition Mission – Rapeman
        21. The Undead Will Feast – Cannibal Corpse
        22. Happy Place – The Jesus and Mary Chain
        23. The Pragmatist – Mares Of Thrace
        24. Nemesis – Cradle Of Filth
        25. Ethel – Russian Circles
        26. Book Of Muscle – KEN Mode
        27. An Older Lover – The Fall
        28. Fish On – Primus
        29. Dichotomy/Vessel Deserted – Full Of Hell
        30. Can’t See – Unsane
        31. Fat Old Sun – Pink Floyd
        32. Skin To Wear – Straitjacket Fits
        33. Ripples – Genesis
        34. Black Candles/Libusen/Heap Wolves – Windhand
        35. Spirit – Toe To Toe
        36. See Saw – Pink Floyd
        37. Cactus Cat – Look Blue Go Purple
        38. No New Wave No Fun – McLusky
        39. I Sucked A Lot – Regurgitator
        40. Blood Junkie – Lamb Of God
        41. Totally Wired – The Fall
        42. Come In Alone – My Bloody Valentine
        43. Honeysuckle – Dillinger Escape Plan
        44. Fork Boy – Lard
        45. New Breed – Fear Factory
        46. Ghosts – Shellac
        47. Straight To Hell (live) – The Clash
        48. For Absent Friends – Genesis
        49. Biding My Time – Pink Floyd
        50. Polly – Nirvana

        And on that note, Happy New Year, everyone — see you all in 2019 🙂

        • Glad to see yr into it. This is gonna take a while but there are actually quite a few I know so that’ll save a little time

          I once did a list of 1000 songs. Took me a week to compile. If I did that here I’d probably be reprimanded.

      • In not sure if this will work but here’s a link to my Facebook that I do this on every week. My friends have quit doing it lately so hoping to pick it back up. If you want, send me a friend request with a message tsto and I post a lot about music. I also post a lot of political stuff and if you like the current administration we probably won’t get along. So look at my page before. Anyway… It’s also a great way for posting shots from the game cause my dropbox is full

    • 1. O.A.R. “Lay Down” (live)
      2. J. Geils Band “Shoot Your Shot” (live)
      3. Fleetwood Mac “Over My Head”
      4. Paul McCartney & Wings “Picasso’s Last Words (Drink To Me)”
      5. Queen “The Invisible Man”
      6. Stevie Wonder feat. Jeff Beck “Superstition” (live)
      7. The Beach Boys “Little Honda”
      8. Barenaked Ladies “Helicopters”
      9. Bob Dylan & The Band “I Shall Be Released” (live)
      10. Styx “Mother Dear”
      11. Journey “Castles Burning”
      12. The Kinks “A Gallon Of Gas”
      13. Supertramp “Rudy”
      14. Yes “Shoot High Aim Low”
      15. Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder “Ebony And Ivory”
      16. Green Day “Holiday”
      17. Matchbox 20 “Damn”
      18. The Beatles “Wild Honey Pie”
      19. Goo Goo Dolls & Sydney Sierota “Flood”
      20. The Moody Blues “Overture” (live)

    • Happy New Year everybody!

      Keith Jarrett Trio – Butch and Butch
      Aaliyah – Everything’s Gonna Be Alright
      The Alan Parsons Project – The Raven
      Gospelchor St. Lukas – Nothing Is Impossible
      Sting – Don’t Stand So Close to Me
      Theme from the Simpsons
      Faun – Da que Deus
      Badesalz – Authentisch
      Nicole Kidman/Ewan McGregor – Elephant Love Medley
      Los Lobos – Cancion Del Mariachil (Morena De Mi Corazon)
      Maurice Jarre – A Different Rhythm
      Palast Orchester mit Max Raabe – In einer kleinen Konditorei
      U2 – Iris
      Pet Shop Boys – Yesterday, When I Was Mad
      ZZ Top – Rough Boy
      Gitte – Ich will ‘nen Cowboy als Mann
      Patti Smith – Birdland
      Amy MacDonald – Let’s Start a Band
      Mark Snow – Harsh Realm
      ABBA – S.O.S.
      Sha-Na-Na – Rock & Roll Is Here to Stay
      Smokie – If You Think You Know How to Love Me
      Robbie Williams & Jane Horrocks – Things
      Helms Alee – Tumescence
      Frank Sinatra – All the Way
      Melissa Etheridge – The Weakness in Me
      Dire Straits – When It Comes to You
      Madonna – Dear Jessie
      Jennifer Lopez – Waiting for Tonight
      Santana – Oye Como Va

  23. Hi all, hope everyone had a great Xmas. I spent some donuts on the Igloo Mansion, kinda cool. Looking forward to 2019, hoping for good health and maybe lose some weight, ok I’ll settle for good health. 😉. Everyone be safe on New Year’s Eve and enjoy themselves. Thank you to the admins for their hard work and Happy New Year to all!

  24. It annoys me that the “last chance at everything” sale isn’t EVERYTHING. They didn’t bring back Young Marge.

  25. Does anyone know if the astrolabe does anything? I tried to click on the link to it here but it was broken for me. Thanks.

    • It’s pretty much just a stationery object that says a few different phrases when tapped. In hindsight I partially regret buying it but nostalgia got the better of me.

  26. talon8770 // rick

    Alissa ,do you know of anybody else know a way to get the creepy elf on the shelf back in his box ?? I accidently let it out and I cant find him, and storage put him back in the box but he’s out when I try to put it back in the game.

    • TALON – 😂Sorry. You have to find the creepy critter…..I let him out, find him but leave him be. I wish we were awarded SH tokens for finding him. Happy hunting….💜X

  27. Tracy-1ltwoody920

    Happy Sunday Everyone!!

    Heading out in a bit to pick up Pork Buns for tomorrow night
    Then, tomorrow, order in/ take out a couple of sampler plates and sweet and sour soup.
    Stay home, watch Crazy Rich Asians and ear ‘Chinese-American’ food. Watch the ball drop on the East Coast – 9:00 west coast time.

    Stay inside and avoid the crowds and wet weather
    Old poops, we are

  28. I really enjoyed this event. It was the perfect balance with the busy Xmas season. The dialogue was great too! Love the flaming Xmas trees.
    Happy New Year to all my friends! Wishing you all health and happiness in 2019. 🎊

  29. Howdy TSTO masters, and a cheerful waving to all addicts 😘
    I really liked this event. Lots of funny dialogs, affordable items, short prize tracks, free characters, no bonus crafting zone, and most of all LOTS OF LAND TILES 😍
    I’m halfway to prize 4, will finish on time and don’t feel like dragging an act waiting for the next event, so bonus points here. I mean, I AM waiting, but not in boredom 😊
    I hope this ’19 brings some serenity to my beloved ones. ’18 ended in a big (more like ginormous) mess.
    Thanks EA, thanks Addicts, and happy new year!

  30. I enjoyed it. Lots of characters and land fun fun.

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