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 stuck in a TSTO holding pattern,  no new content yet but what do you think will be next?

If you’re looking for something fun to do,  test your Simpsons knowledge with this Addicts quizthis Addicts quiz.

How’s your designing coming?  What are you doing with all this stuff?  Share some photos in the comments below!  And dont forget to submit your designs for showoff. (If you need a refresher on how to add photos to the comments check out this post)

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!

109 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. Okay. So, as we all must know, there are items/characters that, when released, were no bonus/regular payouts and then at some point gain bonus/give premium payout. There was a site that listed these as they changed with updates but it shut down a while ago. Is there a page here that lists these items or does anyone know a site that does? I occasionally go through my inventory looking for items that have gained a bonus but it’s a real pain in the A and I’m sure I have missed some.

  2. Anybody know if E.A is going to fix the zoom problem?

  3. Waiting for more Road to Riches decor…
    (Would love a one-button collect all)

    I like the diversity of multiple events…crafting, this mini events story, tapping things (like aliens, or elves), or the games–( aka casino event, spy event, tap ball, superhero battles)

    I wish EA could give a mix of these without repeating too many back-to back. It seems once they do one style they do it over and iver and over … I like the diversity.

    Would also like to see a reboot of year one events… Like stonecutter… Or clash of clones… Even as mini events… Or maybe an amalgamation of different events, so we can get a chance to relive the experience and get a chance at the content again.

    I don’t mind the reruns too much…

  4. So the new type of event is great, but I really miss the music changes. There used to be new music for events! Sure you were tired of it by the time it was over, but it broke up the monotony of the normal music!

    • At this point, I wish they’d make it a Danny Elfman version of the Jeopardy “waiting for an answer” music… that’s what seems to run through my head every time I check to see if any info is out about the next update

  5. You know, I don’t have a problem with EA taking a break between events before releasing the next update. I really don’t. But I really wish that EA would gives us a heads up when they are going to take these breaks so that I don’t have sit hovering over my App Store waiting for a new content update/event to drop. And I’m probably not the only person who feels this way.

  6. There is a real life Kwik-E-Mart is Myrtle Beach! And next door they are building the Aztec Theater! If anyone wants to see them go to Boardwalk at the Beach… They are located next to the Dragon’s Lair Mini golf.

    They sell gigantic donuts too! When we brought one to our hotel, my husband opened the box and said “Mmmmm, Premium Currency….”. It smelled and tasted wonderful.

    The place is full of Simpsons merch, and they do have a squishy machine. I wish I had a bigger budget to go buy the Flaming Moe’s and Duff Beer energy drinks they had (plus the donut plushy). We can’t wait to go back next time we are in Myrtle Beach.

  7. I realised during this downtime that I had not invested in any rakes! I have now remedied this:

    https://imgur.com/a/SfcJtqg

    Who holds the record for having the most rakes in their Springfield?!

  8. That bad boy went straight to storage

  9. How did you all place the Himeji Castle? Ive had it since the Black Friday sales but have struggled to place it in a way that doesn’t block other buildings. I’ve had the thought of making an Epcot type attraction with the ball, french Krusty burger, bazaar, and a couple of the old Krustyland attractions. The alternative is a Japanese neighborhood with all the bonsai trees.

  10. ****

  11. Please get rid of the mountain range in the middle of Springfield.

  12. Happy Sunday all!

    I see a few people are worried about the next event. My thinking is that something will start on Wednesday as the temporary items on offer since the end of the last event are due to expire then and will typically be replaced with event specific special offers.

  13. ScaryBountyHunter101

    So I was reading the addicts bracket thing, and I saw Joey JoJo Jr. Shabadoo. I started thinking what building he would come with. Guy Incognito showed us the building doesn’t have to be related to the charater, so I came up with 3 ideas. M (Homer The Moe), Cafe Meaux (My Way Or The Highway To Hell), Meaux(Three Gays Pf The Condo), or Moe-tel 8 (From Russia Without Love). M isn’t really memorable and is barely an actual tavern, I would rather have it as an alone building. Meaux seems more like a façade, and Cafe Meaux is from WWII, IMO it should come with Meaux or Marge’s ancestor. Moe-tel 8 should definitely be a building instead of façade, and it’s screaming to be introced to TSTO. So in my opinion, it’s either Moe-tel 8 or maybe Meaux. Maybe Moe’s Pet Shop, but that’s more of a façade thing. So I envision Moe-tel 8 with Joey JoJo Jr. Shabadoo, 175 donuts, earns money every 8 hours, Action: Sheltering Barflies.

  14. Maybe this has been asked before, but what happened to friend points? Did they give up on that?

  15. What is the story on the house I’ve seen in neighbor’s towns that has yellow horizontal siding and purple window treatments on the first story? What character is it associated with? When was it offered? Much thanks.

    How come Addicts used to have my email and user name saved and now I have to enter it every time to comment now? Is there a way to go back to it being saved?

    • That’s a wordpress thing, you’ll have to check with them

    • The Bad Dream House ? I’m not sure when it was first offered but it was in a Mystery Box in the last Halloween event. The animation is great !
      https://i.imgur.com/QkrYyzW.png

    • The Bad Dream House was released during THOH Event 2015. It sometimes returns during Halloween in Mystery boxes or discounted with Raven Bart. Wiseguy has a 12hr task there if he’s nearby.

    • Tracy-1ltwoody920

      Disappearing name and email is an intermittent annoyance.
      You are not alone!
      Sometimes it helps to simply close out and re-enter from the home page and scrolling down, rather than clicking on a response or saved post.

    • You could try reloading the page. That’s what I do whenever that happens to me. I think it happens because of how your browser refreshes in the background.

  16. Happy tapping all 😊😎🤗

  17. Hi everyone! 2 things:
    1) I miss MAB. Anyone know whats going on?
    2) I’ve switched my main account to a account where i can design more. I’m starting designing, and i would love it if my friends who know me, especially Ebron, could de friend my account, and refriend my new one, (Username benileoq79)

    Sorry if this falls under friend requests, i just felt the people i wanted to see this wouldn’t see it there.

  18. Good afternoon tappers. I hope all are well and enjoying your Sunday. I’m enjoying the break in events, just generating donuts and rearranging my Springfield. Just a few more weeks of winter, I started my lawnmower and trimmer from winter storage and bought some weed and feed for the lawn. Have a great day all and thank you to the admins for their hard work on the site. And a special hello to MAB, miss the hello posts.

  19. Congratutions, you’ve made it. From my experience, 900% is enough to buy all the event items with KEM farming. I was curious of how a higher % would affect game play so I stayed with KEM farming and mystery boxes for 6 more months and attained 3000%. Bloodmobiles are now my farming method. It takes less time and space. It’s less cash efficient than KEM, but cash is no longer a problem.

  20. Welcome new friends and old ones.
    All are welcome .

    Like in real life and this game friends are for having and not using .

    🐒🌎 . See ya bye . 👽

  21. Rusty Shackleford

    Question regarding the vault. Do new items ever get added to the mix?
    It seems like a lot of the same items get offered to me again and again.

    • If you don’t have all the unique items you should get them (unless EA is holding them Mystery Boxes). For example, this week in had Apu’s wife, and the Observatory in my vault. If you can see them in the Premium box, I don’t think they will go to the vault.

    • All I seem to get is Frank Grimes, Malibu Stacey stuff and then smaller stuff like the limos and the jet engine bike. Items I’ve passed up many, many times.
      I would love to see the monorail stations be added. Now that we have Golden Goose realty for lots of extra land, Krustyland in our main town, and I have a permanent Christmas area- I would buy the Northpole and Krusty station in a heartbeat and expand my monorail lines.

    • It’s time for a Vault refresh ! There are so many items that would entice me to look forward to it every week. In most events my Mystery Boxes are loaded, it would be nice to add new-for-me treasures during down-times.

  22. Must admit I am surprised there has not even been a hint as to what is to come.Even just a date would be something !!!
    Please tell me EA has not run out of ideas ?

    • It is very strange. Never have they not did an update to at least change the splash screen of the game back to normal before they do the next event update. Has me a little nervous to be honest.

      • Actually since they’ve switched to the minievent style events they’ve been inserting a week downtime in between. I expect they’ll drop a mini event Wednesday.

        • This is only the second break period immediately after the second Multi-Event. There are know guarantees this is going to become a regular pattern after future Multi-Events. Most likely EA is just trying to figure out how to proceed with the next event, and/or maybe the content update for the next event was not yet ready to be released.

  23. Wondering how far I need to go with bonus %. I’m at 916% currently, and will aim for 1k percent by spring break. I farm about 100 donuts daily when really trying but wondering if that’s average. Should I try to keep it going past 1k percent? Thanks

    • The faster you get you % up, the easier it is to earn donuts. You may come to a point where instead of buying Mystery Boxes to get get vans and billboards you hide, you will choose to buy premium item (trees, benches, fences) to decorate with.

    • I’m @ 996.5% on my A game currently. A quick tip is to play the tapping game on the Old Ruins mini game. Place each “Flaming torch” you get – Each adds .2% to your percentage tally. After a short while this all adds up! I’m even @ nearly 790% on my B game – without buying anything for percentage points on either game! Max seems 50 tiles- So play @ least daily to maximise your chances of finding the torches – Ususl cost of these is 10 donuts each in the store.

  24. So a friend asked me the other day how to buy a mystery box. I didn’t know. I poked around until I found it. I got curious so I bought one. Crappy car, junk, junk. Then a billboard. Kept going until I got a news van. I’m hooked. I’ve raised my bonus 50% in the last 10 days. East traps and mystery boxes…I swore I’d never do this. My bonus was 1000 and that was only from buying every premium item available. I was happy with that but now I need more.

    • Those Mystery Boxes are very addictive. When have bought one, you are hooked.

      • I don’t know, I’ve had an awful lot of minnow ponds. Still not sure if they’re better than just buying news vans though I can see how the gamble could become addictive.

        • Buying mystery boxes is way better then just buying news vans at 40 donuts a pop. If you bought 4 vans for 160 donuts you would raise your bonus % by 8. Today I spent 162 donuts on boxes and got 90 donuts back from boxes. In the end I only spent 72 donuts and upped my bonus % by 11. Yes you get a lot of junk that you can sell for cash, but there is a pattern. There are 5 patterns and each pattern has slight variations. I believe fellow addict Charles came up with the info: https://flickr.com/photos/26296916@N07/39779235162/

          • Wow, that spreadsheet is intense. I’m gonna have to take some time to fully digest this information. Actually I had forgotten that you can win more donuts back from the mystery boxes so that kinda tips the balance for me, maybe I’ll try out the mystery boxes again.

  25. Happy Sunday y’all! Random songs for a Sunday, love to see yours… Set player to random. No skipping

    1. Beastie Boys “Unite”
    2. Killah Priest “Almost There”
    3. Joan Baez “The Death of Queen Jane (Child No. 170)”
    4. Jefferson Starship “Magician”
    5. Exodus “Raze”
    6. Alan Jackson “There Goes”
    7. Hüsker Dü “Friend, You’ve Got To Fall”
    8. Czarface “World Premier”
    9. Jefferson Airplane “The War Is Over: Martha; Wild Tyme (H)”
    10. Kiss “A World Without Heroes”
    11. Magic “I’ll Be There”
    12. The Lemonheads “Left For Dead”
    13. David Byrne “Everyone’s In Love With You”
    14. Eminem “Evil Deeds”
    15. Led Zeppelin “Down By the Seaside”
    16. AC/DC “T.N.T.”
    17. King Crimson “Improv: Two Sticks”
    18. Elvis Presley “I Got a Woman”
    19. Bad Religion “Vanity”
    20. John Williams “The Droids Are Captured”
    21. John Cale “Cunningham Stories (Every Morning…) III”
    22. Genesis “The Silent Sun”
    23. Eric Burdon & The Animals “St James Infirmary”
    24. David Bowie “Segue – Ramona A. Stone/I Am With Name”
    25. Black Sabbath “Digital Bitch”

    • ScaryBountyHunter101

      The fact you know ACDC made you gain all my respect

    • Shorter list as I am still recovering from surgery and don’t have full use of my dominant arm.

      1. Steve Miller Band “Fly Like An Eagle” (live)
      2. Yes “I’ve Seen All Good People”
      3. Queen “Headlong” (Embryo with Guide Vocal)
      4. The Beach Boys “Little Bird”
      5. Fuel “Slow”
      6. Ringo Starr “Octopus’s Garden” (live)
      7. Foo Fighters “Learn To Fly”
      8. Santana “Samba Pa Ti”
      9. Rush “Passage To Bangkok” (live)
      10. Counting Crows “Mr. Jones”

    • Morning Sonic/Hope that arm gets better soon, Doogler

      1. Packin’ .45 — Porno For Pyros
      2. Aeon — Neurosis
      3. Way Out And Up We Go — Echo & The Bunnymen
      4. Big Mountain Pink Royd — Christbait
      5. Unorthodox Behaviour — Brand X
      6. Eve White Eve Black/Voodoo Dolly (live) — Siouxsie & The Banshees
      7. Only One — Slipknot
      8. That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore — The Smiths
      9. Don’t Speak — Frenzal Rhomb
      10. Visions Of Angels — Genesis
      11. I Can Taste — S.P.U.D.
      12. The Hollow Men — Cocteau Twins
      13. Big Bad Baby Pig Squeal — Silverfish
      14. Shore Lined Poison — Skinny Puppy
      15. Stoned To Death — Horsehunter
      16. Do It Clean (live) — Echo & The Bunnymen
      17. A Death Sentence Called Life — Coffinworm
      18. Dogshit — Skinny Puppy
      19. The Dark Places Of The Earth (album) — Lustmord
      20. Big Anus — Christbait

  26. About a month ago I got a pop up box in my game saying that in March the game won’t be supported by iOS 7.1.2 or less. It didn’t give a date in March, but March 1st is this Friday. Does anyone know when the date is in March in order to upgrade to still play the game?

    • I just had a run off seven 3 donut picks whilst KEM farming, followed by a 2 & another 3. No extra cash used for a total of 26, not bad I thought.
      Wondered if others can beat this run of luck ???

    • How do these replies have anything to do with my question? Can any of you tell me when TSTO will stop working on iOS 7.1.0 or below in March?

      • Sorry about that, I think “The dog” must have posted that comment about winning 3 donuts 7 times in the wrong place and the thread just carried on from there. Sadly I can’t help with your issue as I’m not an iOS user, maybe you should contact EA directly, there is a thing at the top of this site for how to contact them.

        • I just checked, you can actuallycontact EA by going to the “Help me” menu at the top and click on “Contact EA directly” it will send you to their site where you can ask questions.

    • Unfortunately, I don’t have iOS so I don’t know. This says it hasn’t been supported since Jan 23rd,

      https://help.ea.com/en-us/help/the-simpsons/the-simpsons-tapped-out/the-simpsons-tapped-out-tsto-technical-help/

      So I’m not sure.

      • And yet I’ve continued playing since then on iOS 7.1.2 without any issues. Strange. I’ve never updated my iPad so I probably should. I’ve had it over 4 years. Always been afraid of losing the game if I did.

  27. Re Golden Goose and buying land: is it still the case that leaving ONE un-bought tile is enough to preserve the ability to earn more land tokens? I remember once there was a question if that really was enough, that someone had a problem when they tried it… or am I geezing?

  28. Tracy-1ltwoody920

    Happ Sunday everyone
    Now, where are is the new update?

  29. I just want a collect-all option. Even if it’s just once a day.

  30. I don’t know if you have had this discussion before, BUT, what is the best platform to play Simpsons on? I use a Lenovo tab ( level 393) about two-three years old, and it is getting increasingly laggy. What’s good?

    • Hi, for me: I tried a lot of android and iOS and iOS is almost always more smooth than other platform. Especially last iOS version 12 is much better without lags and battery draining. I have now iPhone 7. They evidently did something with java code and other codes which are good for web pages and games where is a lot of objects (so EA)

      • You also have to take into account how much space you have on the device. If you have 32gig or higher the game runs quite smoothly. anything under and there is lag due to the more items one has in their town and how much animation is happening while playing.. eg Monorail running.
        Some complained about having to to keep installing updates each time they started up the game.. this is due to low storage on the device.

    • I’ve been happy with my Samsung tablet. I’d advise against Kindle.

    • Winner winner chicken dinner! 🐣

      I play on Samsung no lag for me 👍

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