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…..

The Real Moms of Springfield mini-event is winding down, you’ve got until Wednesday to finish up the prize track (and buy those premium items if you wanted to).  What are your thoughts on the mini-event?  Finish the prize track?  What do you think will be next in TSTO?  Another event or more downtime?

ICYMI the Simpsons Writers/Producers are going to be on a  panel at the E3 Coliseum on June 11th.  What could this all mean?  Another Simpsons game?

Also, you may have missed Saturday’s Simpsons Trivia…all about “Girls Just Want to Have Sums” (the Jake Boyman episode).  If you missed it you can check it out here.

It’s Memorial Day Weekend here in the US, the unofficial start to summer! Any plans this weekend?  Hosting any picnics?

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)  Don’t forget about The Real Moms of Springfield Showoff this week

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!

65 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. I just really hope that EA is spending all this downtime doing a revamp. I’m still waiting for the feature that lets me select job templates of my favorites for each character. Using just the timeframes at the employment office is a mixed bag of animations, and I have WAY too many people to go through the roster 1 at a time any more. And because they’re always in the same order, now there are some I just never even get to.

  2. I got Costington in the yearbook but his questline won’t start. Help please!

  3. Road to Riches Terwiliger update to spend some more cash, please.

  4. I seem to have lost ~30% bonus; what is going on here?!?!

    • Did you store some of your Springfield Heights buildings, as these have bonuses that only count when out of storage?

  5. Its gonna end and start a new… no more donuts farming, everything will be high priced. Basically the game is dead. Enjoy it till june

    • We’ve only been hearing this since…let’s see…four years ago? What I have to ask, is do people like you just enjoy being negative for the sake of being a jerk to others? Do you also like to ruin the endings of movies for those who haven’t seen it? Do you stand by ice cream shops hoping that a kid drops their cone so you can laugh?

      What a strange way to go through life.

    • You could well be correct but why not look at things in a more positive mind. No one knows what is in store for us but let’s just chill out & look forward to playing this great game for quite a while yet.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Everything’s going to end? Oh no! Have they set a date?

  6. What do you think is going to happen on Wednesday?
    I am quite “negative”, meaning that it seems that the new normal is longer breaks between events. So, my guess is “nothing”.

    • I’m not really expecting anything so if something happens it will be a nice surprise, if not then just business as usual.

  7. I’m hopeful that since the mini event started late and ran two weeks that we will see a full event drop Wednesday but won’t hold my breath. I would love to see a planes, trains and automobiles themed event: a working train track for our Union Station like the monorail, a variety of cars that drive on the roads, curving pieces for the highway, transitions pieces from road to highway, on and off ramps, signs for Shelbyville, Capitol City and Cypress Creek (so I can place them properly) One can dream.
    With a few exceptions I haven’t really minded the slower pace. At first I took a break only checking in every 12 or 24 hrs just to collect from the Donut Factory and Sky Finger Monument, play Where’s Maggie and some other mini games and collect and resend characters out on tasks via the job manager. Slowly I have been getting the design bug back and going back and filling in areas left unfinished from past events largely due to the hated bonus percentage areas and relentless pace, Springfield Jobs, Krusty and I&S land, the zoo. I’ve got a long way to go still with the aforementioned towns (If we don’t get more SH land soon, Cypress Creek will absorb the affluent looking content) Transylvania, the Outlands and other newly acquired items from the Yearbook. Enough to keep me busy puttering around for months. Happy Tapping All!

  8. I really hope EA raises the item limit. I’m dying to do some more designing in my town but I don’t want to store my other designs in order to make room ☹️

  9. I read this site a lot but rarely post. Want to say thank you to the moderators and to the people who contribute in the comments. After the mother’s day event I wanted to see if there were any permanent tasks for the stardust drive in, used the search feature here & saw in the comments you could send wierd al on a task that would use the drive in if he was close enough. Got him to activate it & so happy! This game still makes me smile, & this site makes it even better. Thank you!!

  10. Why are the KwickEMarts now full price to start? They used to be $300!

  11. Is there any inanimate object that can float on Man/Women made inland lakes? Not just the Ocean?
    Just did a Pirate design inland. Would love something like a boat float on created water EA!

    • Gondalas are the only things that can float on man made lakes, but they don’t really have a “pirate” feel to them.

      • I’d really love a marina that you could put on an inland waterway, and some new boats to moor there. Maybe Judge Harm’s houseboat or a ferry to the men’s island?

  12. I got all my “must haves” from the yearbook. Now I’m trying to get all the remaining characters. Then I’ll move on to focusing on skins.

  13. It looks like a new Simpsons video game is going to be announced on June 11 at E3!

  14. Today is Count Dracula birthday .

    🐒🌎 . See ya bye . 👽

  15. Mr. Snrub Jr.

    The recent discussion about tagging or not tagging made me think about neighbor visits and neighbors in general.

    During these recent quiet months in the game I have been visiting my Springfield less often; I play the in-game games, pop Sideshow You balloons, etc. and if I have a chunk of time I’ll clear buildings, assign character tasks and do some designing. What I haven’t done at all is visiting my neighbors; I’ve done no visits for months. I used to visit every one of them at least once a week or more up until the trickling away of mini-events and the phase of no action began. I have had some neighbors since I started playing during the original Whacking Day event, some are more recent additions, some are family and personal friends. Out of close to 100 friends I have about 5-10 who visit at least once a week and a few who visit daily. Most of the rest never set a tapping finger in my town.

    I always visited to collect for the interactive personal prizes and when we still had major events I visited regularly to get the (usually paltry) game currency and to see what fun stuff all of my neighbors were doing with event design. That they never visited me to tap didn’t cross my mind.

    Now I feel differently thanks to the recent sloooowwww phase of the game. It’s time for some spring cleaning, neighbor-wise. If neighbor interactions pick up again I’ll send neighbor requests to some of those individuals again, but for now unless you’re family, personal friends or have visited my town on a somewhat regular basis I’m deleting you. No hard feelings, no disgruntled motives – I’m just streamlining my own game.

    I am really enjoying redesigning and/or tweaking my town design, hauling things out of storage and tossing some things into that bottomless storage pit; that’s what I most want to do in tsto now.

    • So, you admit to not visiting your neighbors, and now you’re saying you’re deleting neighbors who haven’t visited you?

      • Mr. Snrub Jr.

        tippietippie, Please re-read my post. Your comment puts an unnecessarily negative spin on what was a well-considered choice on my part, and you really missed my point. I deleted people who didn’t visit me AND I was doing no favors to my neighbors by being on their friends’ list but not visiting them, so I deleted myself from their towns.

        My point was that the lull period made me re-evaluate MY game, not my neighbors. I said “…no hard feelings, no disgruntled motives – I’m just streamlining my game.”

  16. Happy Sunday all,

    Enjoying all the tagging that’s been going on lately!

  17. Hi Everybody! Happy Memorial Day Weekend! ☀️🏖☀️🍺☀️
    Cranking up the smoker this afternoon…pork ribs, chicken and whatever else I find in the freezer🐠🐟 🦐👍😁. Had some help yesterday putting in a new A/C in the bonus room, so making extra goodies to pass along. Tried smoking a sweet potato last time as an experiment…it was wonderful, so throwing a couple in today for dinner. They get sliced and glazed with brown sugar, orange juice concentrate, butter and cloves just before serving. Yummy!
    Finished the current event (?) a week ago, so just waiting to see if anything else is in the works. Thanks to all my neighbors who are visiting and tagging…wish there were more places to tag 🤪.
    If any of my neighbors want me to stop tagging them, they can respond here and I’ll do my best to remember…otherwise it’s a tag-a-palooza and everyone is fair game for El Barto!
    Have a great holiday weekend everybody😁.

    • You have become a tag-a-nista! Lol!

      I have tried to tag you for three says running…but other taggers are beating me to the punch!!

      • I’m seeing a lot more of “El Barto” in a many of my neighbor’s towns…getting harder to find a vacant spot. I love it! 🥰

        • Keith1Roon991

          Same here, a fun past time to visit friend’s although lost a few friends who have decided not to play anymore

    • Well, I don’t like being tagged. I hadn’t visited this site for a while so I didn’t realize it was suddenly an issue.I think this discussion about tagging or not tagging is rather useless, leave people their choice. What does it matter?

      Ebron, have you visited my boardwalk lately? Any idea why so many of my people stay there, some for weeks? Is this normal behavior of the characters?

      • Hmmm….so you are one of my neighbors…and I tagged you during the “tag-a-thon.” Are we still neighbors? But you said it best…”what does it matter?”

        • Patric, I don’t know, but if I deleted you then I make my excuses. I have been extremely tired lately and not always as carefully as I’d like to be in my reactions. Feel free to send a neighbour request again.

  18. Hey guys

    Stupid question but is it possible to reduce the amount of land you own.
    I have so much land but not enough items so soooooo much free space?


  19. Professor Judo

    Finished up the whole event thing, but no questline for Homer’s mom ever popped up…Jake Boyman and Milhouse’s granny had questlines but Homer’s mom bugged out?

  20. Keith1Roon991

    Enjoy, seen it the first week it was out before the spoiler’s hit 🔚🎮😁😎⚡💥💥💥💥💥

  21. krustoferson123

    Anyone know why Lisa stopped saying you never know we might find a tyrannasaurus

    • It may be because so many people got sick of hearing her say it that played the game frequently. Or it could just be a glitch… As mine still says it at the end if the dig…”Back to work, you never know when we might uncover a tyrannosaurus.”

  22. Happy Sunday kiddies!
    Finally going to see Endgame today! Sick of all the spoilers! Geez!
    Love Loki for life!💙

  23. Happy Sunday y’all. I’ve been enjoying the event. Don’t even have the Lisa skin yet but I like the pace. So relaxing. Now give me something to stress out over.

    Anyway here they are. Would love to see yours, set your player to random and no skipping
    Random songs for a Sunday.

    1. Ozzy Osbourne “Countdown’s Begun”
    2. Mystikal “Murderer 2”
    3. Slaughter “Hold On”
    4. Snoop Doggy Dogg “Traffic Jam”
    5. Pilot “Magic”
    6. Elvis Presley “Love Me”
    7. Hüsker Dü “Indecision Time”
    8. King Crimson “The Devil’s Triangle: I. Merday Morn, II. Hand of Sceiron, III. Garden of Worm”
    9. unknown artist “Brunei Traditional Music”
    10. Thelonious Monk “Manganese”
    11. Iggy Pop “Dead Rock Star”
    12. Frank Zappa “Joe’s Garage” (live)
    13. Slaughter “Real Love”
    14. Elton John “Rock And Roll Madonna”
    15. Donna Summer “Love Is Just a Breath Away”
    16. Chopin “Waltzes, Op. 70: No 1 in G-Flat Major”
    17. Gravediggaz “Diary Of a Madman”
    18. Miles Davis “Recollections”
    19. Jamiroquai “Hey Floyd”
    20. Arlo Guthrie “Alice’s Restraunt Massacre”
    21. Waylon Jennings “Dream Baby”
    22. Blind Melon “The Duke”
    23. Ice Cube “The Gutter Shit”
    24. Jefferson Starship “Runaway”
    25. Ike & Tina Turner “Love Letters”
    26. Fear “Camarillo”
    27. Paul McCartney “Midnight Special”
    28. GZA “Crash Yr Crew”
    29. Kylie Minogue “Did It Again”
    30. Bauhaus “Wasp”
    31. Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye “Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)”
    32. Deeee-Lite “Good Beat” (remix)
    33. D.R.I. “Couch Slouch”
    34. Mobb Deep “If It’s Alright”
    35. Prince “New Position”

    • Hi Sonic. Man, it sure got cold in here in a hurry . . . I’ll be sure to close the door when I leave.

      1. The Wretched Ascetic/Sombre Moribund — Ur Draugr
      2. End The Hope — Ulcerate
      3. Concrete Beast — Pig Destroyer
      4. Inviolate — Ragana
      5. Intro/An Element Of Flesh — Blut Aus Nord
      6. Dolor Parts I-II — Forn
      7. Lapse — YLVA
      8. Spitting In Infinity’s Asshole — Coffinworm
      9. Chaos Arise — All Pigs Must Die
      10. Woe Regains My Substance — Mizmor
      11. Total Conquest — Conan
      12. Circle River — Pig Destroyer
      13. Suum Cuique — Nails
      14. Bottom Of The Bottle, Bottom Of The River — The Body + Krieg
      15. We Are The Romans — Botch
      16. Hours Part 1/As It Needs To Be/Perception/Prescription/Admittance/All It Needs To Be Parts 2-3 — Keeper
      17. Dead Youth — Heriot
      18. Life Is Short, Life Is Shit And Soon It Will Be Over — Fister
      19. Elegy Of Ruin/The Headless Serpent/A Sheath Of Deceit — Abyssal
      20. Act I: David Glimpses Bathsheba — Mares Of Thrace

      Take care, my friend

    • Wow that is a diverse playlist! Love it.

    • 1. Jimmy Eat World “Chase This Light”
      2. Aerosmith “Drop Dead Gorgeous”
      3. Queen “We Will Rock You” (live)
      4. Pearl Jam “Even Flow”
      5. Stephen Stills “The Love Gangster”
      6. Tenacious D “The Road”
      7. The Youngbloods “Get Together”
      8. David Bowie “Fame”
      9. Traffic “Freedom Rider”
      10. Limp Bizkit “Underneath The Gun”
      11. Red Hot Chili Peppers “Stadium Arcadium”
      12. Eddie Money “Two Tickets To Paradise”
      13. ZZ Top “Belt Buckle”
      14. Wings “Maybe I’m Amazed” (live)
      15. Paul McCartney & Wings “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five”
      16. Andy Williams “My Favorite Things”
      17. Free “Little Bit Of Love”
      18. The Rolling Stones “Under My Thumb”
      19. Rush “”Red Sector A”
      20. The Offspring “Black Ball”
      21. Creedence Clearwater Revival “Commotion”
      22. The Sweet “California Nights”
      23. Queen “Chinese Tortoure” (instrumental)
      24. t.A.T.u. “All The Things She Said”
      25. The Beatles “Hey Jude”

  24. Keith1Roon991

    Happy tapping all, lost another 6 friends from my list when I checked today, some hadn’t played for between 12 and 26 weeks 😞, tagged a few that are still playing, seems it’s a new craze lol and I like it, 😁😎 have a great week all

  25. Tell your dog
    I said Hi .

    🐒🌎 . See ya bye . 👽

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