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…..

Well, we kinda sorta had something that resembled an update in TSTO this past week.  Our games sure downloaded content and a questline.  I don’t know if I’d really classify it as an update though.  To me, it feels more like “busy work” your assigned when your real teacher is out sick and you have a substitute that day. Come on EA, you can do better. Ask Mr. Bergstrom for help if you need it. Anyway, your thoughts on the content?  Questline? What would you have done differently?

ICYMI we played a new round of Simpsons Trivia yesterday, all about the episode “MoneyBart”.  Check it out here if you haven’t played yet.

How’s your designing coming?  What are you doing with your town?  Share some photos in the comments below! (If you need a refresher on how to add photos to the comments check out this post)  A showoff is coming up soon…sports themed.

And finally, how about the rest of your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting? Getting ready for Easter?

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!

125 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. TIP!
    If you get the ”chimp refugee” in the yearbook mystery box dont complete mission 3 with homer!
    There is an four hour task for all characters that provide premium rate income for ALL chatacters.
    Dont complete the task with homer, i repeat dont complete the task with homer. Just do the 4 hour task with all other character.


  2. 2 questions.
    What is the fastest way to earn hollywood awards?
    The krust-o-meter says that i have 950% bonus but my krustyland buildings earns the regular amount of tickets. Is this a bug?


  3. I seem to recall some trick to make money and XP flow faster after tapping. Anybody know it? Now that I’ve reached over 300 characters I’d prefer not having to wait five minutes for it to finish.


  4. Very long time player. This is my town.

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  5. Anyone else having significant “server” issues? I lost about $15M in donut making BloodMobiles when it disconnected from the server and “forgot” a ton of donut level ups.


  6. Anyone else having problems getting into tapped out?


  7. I put Magic Academy into my inventory to free Milhouse for a task and now I can’t find it. :-/

    Any idea what happened?


    • It’s probably under one of the other categories. Sometimes the buildings aren’t under buildings.


      • I just went through every category. It’s not there at all.

        Can the Magic Academy be sold? Maybe I sold it by mistake. The $ button is right next to the inventory button.


        • It can’t be sold. It’s in the inventory just not in any subcategory. Just go through the main part with all the items. Thankfully it’s not too far in (mine was after debris and before some SH business centers).


          • krustoferson123

            It may be gone. I’ve had and lost Fallout Boy 5 times. I’m so stubborn I keep contacting EA and they keep giving him back in my inventory. But I send him on a task and he disappears. Now that I’m through Marge at Bat I’ve once again logged out, cleared cache uninstalled, reinstalled and I’m going to try to set him out on a task again, but I expect him to once again leave Springfield for greener pastures.


          • D’oh! You’re right, I just found it. Thanks!


        • It might not be in a category at all. A lot of stuff can only be found in the main inventory.

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        • I dont think so. Ok I just stored it. I couldn’t find it under the sections but I did find it in the main Inventory list the big one when you first open the inventory you hit the big yellow arrow that points left. That’s where I found it. HTH 🙂

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  8. I’ve been grinding and have 116 tennis courts for a 261% increase (putting me near 700%, up from about 430% before the event.) I don’t know where I’m going to fit these into a design, but I’m happy for the boost to money and XP!

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  9. Gloryhornets76

    Anyone else notice that the Powers car also appears in the Itchy n Scratchy parking lot.


  10. I need land… if the game is not dead gimmie GGR. Or atleast let me friggin buy land like old times. Town is at a halt , and I already shrank alot of my creativity.


    • Rusty Shackleford

      When Alissa tells you to do something, you do it, and her words on GGR were something like: YOU NEED TO BUY THIS NOW!!!

      But yeah, how come it’s not available for purchase under the premium section? They have lots of crap there that isn’t worth 1 donut, but no GGR.

      No complaints here though as the yearbook gave me the Springfield sign and Frinks lab on the first try! So I got some pricey items for just 30 donuts each. Woo hoo!


  11. krustoferson123

    what are sprinkles in TSTO? I hear some of y’all talking about sprinkles from time to time.


  12. Ydouneedtoknow

    I think this yearbook box and tennis court glitch are connected and planned. Thinking they are letting current players increase bonus percentage before there’s a significant change to the XP to bonus donuts conversion.


  13. My Mr Burns is behaving very strangely:

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  14. Always wondered what I’d do with all my extra time, if the game ever stopped interesting me…at least that question has been answered.
    Hey EA…I’m with the dormouse…
    🌟“Twinkle Twinkle little bat, how I wonder what you’re at…”🌟

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  15. I mean, I know the update sucks, but I’ve been waiting for some down time for ages to start working on my Springfield, so was enjoying a brief eventless spell.

    Though, as soon as I noticed the tennis court blunder, I started grinding SH pretty hard. It’s only at times like this I wish I had all the monorail/sh chars.

    I think I’ve finally sussed Tsto. A week ago my accumulative bonus was 132%, I had no Beach Hideaways and 95% of SH buildings in my inventory. Now I’m on 700%, hitting 32 bonuts a day and looking forward to actually being able to afford premium content.

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    • If I loved Tapped Out… and were addicted ….
      and If I had the cash available…

      I would also spend the 4 donuts to rush the Googoplex Theater to get 10 trophies to buy more tennis courts.
      (It is the cheapest donut spend to percentage ratio in the game.)
      I would spend everything I had (Cash + donuts) to get every single one I could.

      Do this until 1500% and everything will be less of a grind.

      Do this until 3000% and you will be rich.

      You still have time.


  16. “Update” was not great…I think something big is coming…if not, anything is better than nothing,…and nothing isn’t really that bad. Who’s with me?


    • Not so much. “Nothing” is rather bad when there might as well be something good instead (you know: why “live” in a vacuum if you like breathing? 😉 )… The “anything” we got now is barely better than nothing (if you already got all the old stuff)… I sure hope there will be “something big”, but do I think so? 50/50 at best (or maybe just 20/80)… Just one point where I’m absolutely with you: this “Update” was not great.


      • Perfectly entitled to that opinion. If I wasn’t enjoying the game anymore, as you seem to not be, I think I’d rather just look at the positives the game has provided me, and will continue to do so in the future, rather than whine about it….but hey that’s me. Oh…if you can adapt the way you think about life,….something big is always coming.


  17. david cantrell

    Ahhhh. recovering from chaperoning a Prom last night. got to bed at two. Had a great time though, dancing, and getting the kids out of their chairs and onto the dance floor.

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  18. Happy Sunday all!

    Still enjoying the game despite the Mehish event, building up more bonus % with green tennis courts ( faster than Mr Burns’ mystery boxes ) Still buying more houses to inhabit new free land from GGR.


  19. Good day. I reached the cash accumulation limit in my Alpha game.

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  20. I hate to be a downer, but I’m a pragmatist too. I worry about the future of this game. Marge at the bat is a bust. I’m not even sure why EA gave us this “update”. It’s obviously a quest line from the Tap Ball event, that- for whatever reason- was left out of that event (probably couldn’t fit it in). I suspect that this “update” was filler to keep us engaged (if only a little) while EA comes up with something else. I’m still thinking that the end is near.

    Again- sorry to be a downer, but I call ’em like I see ’em.


  21. It seems it is a lame game right now.
    Happy Sunday, fellow tappers.


  22. Ok so today its snowing. Had to bring in my pansies. But 60s-70s are expected through the week. Spring in the Region. Gotta love it, right?
    Kinda down about the game….bummed to read so much negativity as of late. Missing the many “regulars” on here…..hope EA gives them a reason to be back soon! Ive been dabbling in the yearbook….still lots in there. But I’m not too interested in much of it. Oh well…..I’ll never leave. Lol. They’ll have to pull the virtual plug for that to happen!
    Have a sunny Sunday! Wish mine was! Lol🌞❄☔❄🌞

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  23. Still very much enjoying the Yearbook mystery box, probably got another 10 or so items that I really want, just taking a lot of refreshing now to get a decent block of 5 items.


  24. Had a lot of Duff stuff in my inventory. Together with some tennis courts, bleachers and stadium lights, I make Wimbledon tennis court.

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  25. Tracy-1ltwoody920

    A week early,
    But for those who will not be here next week
    Happy C4H100
    May the only droppings left next week by the furry, flopeared visitor be


  26. Tracy-1ltwoody920

    Happy Sunday everyone


  27. Happy tapping all😁
    Finish the questline update and have been designing a bit.

    Have a good week and hoping for a proper update soon😃

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  28. Happy Sunday ‘all.

    I was getting into the downtime to design and play around with my characters but now I get booted off after about 20 min then can’t back on. Oh well

    Here’s random songs for a Sunday. Love to see yours, just play on random, no skipping

    1. Sugarcubes “Blue Eyed Pop”
    2.Captain Beefheart “Woe-Is-Uh-Me-Bop”
    3. Tha Eastsidaz “I Break a Bitch Til I Die”
    4. Johnny Cash “Remember Me, I’m the One Who Loves You”
    5. L7 “Diet Pill”
    6. Yoko Ono “Georgia Stone XXIX”
    7. Adrian Belew “b”
    8. Ghostface Killah “R.A.G.U.”
    9. U2 “Sunday, Bloody, Sunday”
    10. Czarface “When Gods Go Mad”
    11. Kylie Minogue “Koocachoo”
    12. XTC “Helicopter”
    13. Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band/Something Different “I Learned To Stutter/Coffin Car”
    14. John Cale “Damn Life”
    15. Doris Day “I Got the Sun In the Morning”
    16. Peter Gabriel “Fourteen Black Paintings”
    17. Gary Numan “Me, I Disconnect From You” (live)
    18. Glenn Miller “Dance Of the Mirlitons”
    19. Charlie Daniels “Life Goes On”
    20. Christian Wolff “Berlin Exercises (First Recording 2000)”
    21. King Crimson “Improv/By the Sleepy Lagoon”
    22. Belinda Carlise “I Get Weak”
    23. Grateful Dead “Bird Song”
    24. Blue Öyster Cult “After Dark”
    25. Willie Nelson “Go Away”
    26. Wu-Tang Clan “Wu-World Order”
    27. Snoop Dogg “Let Me See Em Up”
    28. Leonard Cohen “Morning Glory”
    29. David Tudor “Webwork IV”
    30. Arlo Guthrie “Coming Into Los Angeles” (live)

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    • Morning Sonic. We’re all preparing for the final season of GoT down here; it’s got so ridiculous that this round of the AFL has been called the Game of Thrones round (altho, to be fair, both are on Fox so I guess it’s just cross-promotion dressed up as something the footy code actually cares about). I’m just grateful I’ve got a list to submit this week; I attempted to substitute MediaMonkey for iTunes and almost lost my entire collection. MM does have one saving grace, tho: it allowed me to “normalise” the volume of all my songs so I don’t have to leap up and turn the stereo down suddenly during random playback on my iPod. Hope you have a great week!

      1. Foetorum Timere — Hell
      2. Memory Of A Free Festival — David Bowie
      3. Entangled — Genesis
      4. So Long For Now — Split Enz
      5. Night Shift (live) — Siouxsie & The Banshees
      6. Fascination — Bailter Space
      7. Territory — Sepultura
      8. Waggy — Blink-182
      9. Scum — The Meanies
      10. Five Years/Soul Love/Moonage Daydream — David Bowie
      11. Decline And Fall — Godflesh
      12. Spellbound (live) — Siouxsie & The Banshees
      13. Clenched Fist — Sepultura
      14. Spaced By One — Spaceslug
      15. Slowly — Ragana
      16. I Am — Static-X
      17. Whales Tails — Cocteau Twins
      18. Drag Me — S.P.U.D.
      19. Sheila Take A Bow — The Smiths
      20. The Bleeding — Cannibal Corpse
      21. The Exorcist — Cannibal Corpse
      22. The Warmth Of The Daytime Seemed Like A Dream Now — Cloudkicker
      23. Nice Day For An Earthquake — Jakob
      24. Book Of Muscle — KEN mode
      25. And Death Shall Have No Dominion — Chris Matthews & Robot Monkey Orchestra

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  29. Hi diddly ho neighborinos!

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  30. This was by far the least interesting mini-event in the history of the game.

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