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…..

Hey, we finally got an update in TSTO!  Yes, the Real Moms of Springfield hit our games this past week.  What are your thoughts on the mini-event?  Prizes? Premium offering?

ICYMI…we had an all-new episode of Addicts Live up yesterday!  New content in TSTO inspired us for back-to-back weeks.  Check it out here if you missed it.

Also, you may have missed Saturday’s Simpsons Trivia…all about “The Daughter Also Rises“.  If you missed it you can check it out here.

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) 

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!

45 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. I seem to have hit a glitch! I couldn’t find anyone else having this problem. I sent most of my characters to the Kwik E Mart (I think for the daily bonus) and now they all seemed to be trapped there. I click on the huge row of thumbs – i get the cash – and the characters go right back in! If I close down and go back in, I can do it all over again! Any advice??

    • Have you tried going to a neighbor and then back…or storing the KEM (which will kill all actions) and then returning it?

  2. Hello! Question: someone else mentioned this, but has anyone noticed their neighbors are all listed as “origin friends not in game?”. I visit about once a week lately, and i just saw this new glitch this morning. I can only visit Other Springfield

  3. I finished Saturday, but I already had Manjula and Sarah Wiggum plus I picked up Sherri and Terri’s mom the second the event went live. I play every 4 hours so that’s why I was done Saturday morning. On a side note I got the zombie Sandwich from the mystery box this morning. It’s freakin awesome!! There is zombies all over my Springfield! 🧟‍♀️ 🧟‍♂️

  4. I am curious about all the people who managed to finish the mini event by the weekend, was it due to having premium characters or using donuts to speed things up?

    • Just played every four hours…and also had the new premium characters.

      • I’ve cut back to playing about 3 times in 24 hours and would prefer to keep it that way. I’ll be finished tomorrow anyhow with still a week before the end of the event.

    • I’m currently finishing up the mini event now but I would’ve been done by Sunday/Monday if I got on 4-5 times every day. I had Manjula and Sarah Wiggum as the premium helpers, even without them its still possible to finish on time because the prize totals are low at 150 to 200 per prize compared to previous mini events.

  5. I’m running on two devices: a galaxy note 9, and a 5 year old kindle fire 7, 3rd gen running OS
    I do not see any change in zoom on the kindle, but on the note 9 it has such a wide screen, not only can I zoom out, the tap radius is smaller than the screen width. This is a bonus as with two clicks I can clear a lot of jobs and money.
    Hoping they fix the zoom for us modernise folks

  6. I’m not going to be the “4 mini event’s aren’t a real event” guy, but lets be honest, I’m a musician. I miss the events that they deemed big enough to give new music for.

  7. Keith1Roon991

    Think am tapped out with tapped it, completed last mini event on Saturday, nothing I want left in the mystery box, got 160 million in game cash, 76 land tile, 3006 donuts to spend, collider ran out and not going to recharge, still going to design areas and will do a 12 hour cycle of my 330+ characters, hope to see a bigger event with more to do soon 😐

    • Enjoy the downtime. Let it be a friend you call now and again…rather than that guy who you have to live with, and won’t leave you alone.

      • Keith1Roon991

        Good advice, will try that, that’s why I come to the addicts, some sound guidance lol thanks patric

        • Try out “Roller Coaster Tycoon” in the down time…play is a lot like TSTO, but you’re designing an amusement park. Doesn’t have the heart and humor of The Simpsons (since there are no characters), but it’s fun and the buildings are all four sided… and you can view and swoop in to buildings from any direction. Also, you can play without buying something every day…I spent $5 when I first started (to pile up some game cash) and haven’t been pressured to buy anything else since.

  8. I finished the event Sunday. Now just doing the quest line for the last character.
    Easy event. I hope the next one is at least 3 weeks long.

  9. Historyguy303

    I have been KEM farming and the flying money os driving me nuts. Before I can collect all the money the KEM’s have reset and its time to collect again. It’s really slowing things down. Is there a way to disable the flying money or are we just stuck with this useless animation?

    • geert_brie144

      Not Sure if you are serious.
      Read Safi’s article about KEM farming on the site.
      You are doing it wrong.

    • Keith1Roon991

      Yes read a post on kem farming, build, collect, sell then build

    • Historyguy303

      I’m not asking about KEM farming. I’m asking if there is any way to turn off the animation that creates flying money. It takes so long it annoying.

    • Historyguy303

      I have answered my own question. After a little experimentation that is. Once you have tapped on the buildings and the money starts flying (collecting and adding up) force close the game. When you come back in all the money is collected without having to wait.

      I have around 1300 KEM’s so the whole collecting process was a pain.

      • 🙂 Good to hear that you’ve found a solution for your issue, and here’s a silly question for you:
        Do you build 1300 KEM’s at a time, or are they simply taking up space in your Springfield?

  10. All of my neighbors are missing in my one Springfield. I remember reading about that happening to other people. Can someone remind me of reasons why it would happen and if there is any way to get them back? Thank you in advance.

  11. Happy May 24 weekend to the fellow Canadians out there!! I enjoyed the event. Got Mrs Prince this morning. I had been asking if we would get Martin’s parents so I was super happy when she showed up! To the tagging or I guess it’s vandalism post I saw Friday, people getting mad cause someone tagged them, well maybe it’s time to go outside for a walk or something! I am personally very addicted to this game and enjoy playing but I know there is a real world out there! I was planting flowers in it with my husband today! Don’t take yourself to damn seriously!! It’s just a game. A good one but still just a game! Happy Tappin fellow tappers!

  12. I took a break from the game due to the zoom problem and lack of excitement. But I just logged back in and saw the zoom problem was fixed.. very good Thank-you E.A.. saved a player.

  13. I just finished the event.took my time with it…I was pleased. Now continuing to work on the yearbook…maybe 15 or so things left…And in response to the last ditch effort regarding the yearbook, I think Patric is right on…when I was spending money on the game, I would’ve been going a little nuts with the book….especially for the playable characters….have a great day/evening everyone.

  14. I totally spaced. It’s this new vaping system.

    Anyway Happy Sunday y’all

    Love to see yours, Set your player to random and no skipping. List whatever comes up

    Random songs for a Sunday…

    1. Mickey Hart “Blind John”
    2. Grateful Dead “Tennessee Jed” (live)
    3. Infectious Grooves “Why?”
    4. Ween “What Deaner Was Talking About?”
    5. John Cage “44 Harmonics from Apartment House 1776”
    6. Misfits “This Island Earth”
    7. Primus “Intro”
    8. King Crimson “Schizoid Men, Pt. 4”
    9. The Jesus And Mary Chain “Teenage Lust”
    10. The Avett Brothers “Pretty Girl At the Airport”
    11. The Who “They Are All In Love”
    12. Mudhoney “I Have To Laugh”
    13. The Wonder Stuff “For the Broken Hearted”
    14. Iron Maiden “The Clansmen”
    15. Prince “Shut This Down”
    16. Sonic Youth “Lightning” (live)
    17. Iggy Pop “In the Lobby”
    18. INXS “Dancing On the Jetty”
    19. Dick Van Dyke “Step In Time”
    20. Erasure “Chains Of Love”
    21. Enigma “Eppur St Miove”
    22. Joan Baez “The Last Thing On My Mind”
    23. The Turtles “Ain’t Gonna Party No More”
    24. Grace Slick “Epic (#38)”
    25. Soft Cell “Le Grand Guignol”

    • Vaping, huh? I still roll my own.

      1. Shapes Of Things — David Bowie
      2. Station To Station — David Bowie
      3. Stuck — Magazine
      4. Nothing To Win — YOB
      5. Fluffy Tufts — Cocteau Twins
      6. Collision — Loop
      7. Tide In, Mind Out — Alchemist
      8. Cutting Cancer — Toe To Toe
      9. To Our Friends In The Great White North — Botch
      10. Cast Stone — Straitjacket Fits
      11. You Hate — Toe To Toe
      12. Untitled 2 — Ommadon
      13. The Heaviest Matter Of The Universe — Gojira
      14. Song For Suzy — The Meanies
      15. Caged In Flesh — Horsehunter
      16. Heart And Soul — Joy Division
      17. With A Hip — Echo & The Bunnymen
      18. Artists Only — Talking Heads
      19. Bled For Days — Static-X
      20. Jesus — Frenzal Rhomb
      21. No Gods — Toe To Toe
      22. Scobo Queen — Brian Protheroe
      23. Jordan Minnesota — Big Black
      24. Big Shot — The Beat
      25. And The Fighting Takes Over — The Teardrop Explodes
      26. Ms. Pinky — Frank Zappa
      27. Can’t See (live) — Unsane
      28. Immeasurable Foetal Mutilation — Infant Annihilator
      29. The Empty World — The Cure
      30. Epistemological Rupture — Mizmor

      Anyone else?

    • I will try this again. Here is my playlist today:

      1. Neil Diamond “America”
      2. Red Hot Chili Peppers “Tearjerker”
      3. Third Eye Blind “The Background”
      4. Electric Light Orchestra “It’s Over”
      5. O.A.R. “Whose Chariot?”
      6. Journey “Line Of Fire”
      7. Survivor “Eye Of The Tiger”
      8. Matthew Good Band “Giant”
      9. Jay-Z “Intro-Hand It Down”
      10. Yes “Without Hope You Cannot Start The Day”
      11. Eminem “Medicine Ball”
      12. Eddie Money “Another Nice Day in L.A.”
      13. Rush “Tom Sawyer”
      14. Alanis Morissette “Wake Up”
      15. Paul McCartney & Wings “Mamunia”
      16. Styx “Babe”
      17. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band “Come To Poppa”
      18. The Beach Boys “God Only Knows”
      19. Journey “The Eyes Of A Woman”
      20. Aerosmith “Jaded”
      21. blink-182 “Boring”
      22. Cheap Trick “Hello There” (live)
      23.Stephen Stills “The Doctor Will See You Now”
      24. RTZ “Devil To Pay”
      25. The Beatles “Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!”
      26. The Beatles “Help!”
      27. Debussy “The Girl With The Flaxen Hair”
      28. Dr. Dre “The Watcher”
      29. Cheap Trick “She’s Leaving Home” (live)
      30. Stevie Ray Vaughan “Pride And Joy”
      31. The Bloodhound Gang “The Inevitable Return Of The Great White Dope”
      32. Queen “Who Wants To Live Forever”
      33. Kansas “Song For America” “Live”
      34. Newsies Ensemble “Seize The Day”
      35. Led Zeppelin “When The Levee Breaks”
      36. REO Speedwagon “Heavy On Your Love”
      37. The Rolling Stones “Streets Of Love”
      38. Robin Trower “Too Rolling Stone”
      39. Matchbox Twenty “3 AM”
      40. Custom “Hey Mister”
      41. Eminem “Yellow Brick Road”
      42. The Goo Goo Dolls “What Do You Need?”
      43. Mason Williams “Greensleeves”
      44. Neil Young “The Old Laughing Lady”
      45. Matthew Good “Blue Skies Over Bad Lands” (live)
      46. Stevie Wonder Ft. B.B. King “The Thrill Is Gone”
      47. Boston “Cool The Engines”
      48. Orgy “Gender”
      49. Foo Fighters “Danny Says”
      50. Hoobastank “Remember Me”

  15. This may have been covered before but I have just noticed a large XP bonus addition when I visit friends’ towns. It can be in the hundreds of 000’s and I can ‘earn’ it by visiting just one friend and tapping on three buildings and then returning to my little town. I have a decent bonus % and use the XP multiplier but have never noticed the amount of XP added for very little tapping. Happy Sunday from sunny Devon.

  16. Professor Ninja

    So I’m one of the poor saps who plays on an Amazon Fire Tablet (Fire HD 8 – 6th Generation), and I have been in exile since February when EA decided they no longer wanted us playing.

    I’ve checked back in from time to time to see if they would in fact fix the dreaded zoom issue, only to check in this week and find out there was a new mini event and *most* Amazon users have been welcomed back to a game that is actually playable again, so I have reinstalled the game and am back in my beloved waste of time tiny Springfield!

    Although the interface and text still seem a bit smaller than I remember them being, everything seems fine in my town once again, and although the new mini event is very lackluster (and late for Moms), I’ve really been enjoying the Yearbook loot box, which I’ve spent about 200 donuts on, but received around 700 donuts worth of items for!

    That all being said, doesn’t the Yearbook thing seem like a last, desperate addition to the game? I’ve never been to a store suddenly offering goods for a fraction of the original price and said to myself “This place must be doing great, I’m sure they’ll be around for years to come!”

    Anyway, glad to be back in digital Springfield for however much longer it lasts!

    • Well…it isn’t quite that bad. Using your analogy, it would be more like if a store said, “hey, here’s this thing you want, at an 80% discount…MAYBE. But you need to perhaps also buy a bunch of stuff you don’t want, to get the thing you do want. So…did that thing you really wanted cost you $30, or did it cost you 60/90/120/150 donuts? It’s like “winning” the slots in Vegas. How many quarters did it cost you to “Win” the $100 jackpot?

      EA knows players like deals…and a ton of them like gambling. I am guessing it has been a cash cow for them.

  17. I’m excited for a possible Fathers Day Mini-Event and hopefully we should get back on track by summer

  18. I have just started playing this new event, due to personal stuff coming first but it’s great in a way there is no rush to complete it.
    No point in anyone moaning about the lack of a major event, let’s just celebrate that the game is not ending anytime soon !!!

  19. Keith1Roon991

    Happy tapping all 😁, hope there’s a second part to this update as I finished yesterday 😃, have a great week

  20. I will probably finish this promise-ring of an event today😊 Wonder what they’ll have in store for us next? And by next, I don’t mean months from now! *wink wink*
    🌸 Enjoy your Sunday, people! 🌺

  21. Tracy-1ltwoody920

    Happy Sunday everyone.

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