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…..

ICYMI, as The Real Moms of Springfield mini-event ended, EA released a little teaser about what’s to come in TSTO via Facebook…thoughts on upcoming content?  What do you think we’ll see in the game (as far as characters, buildings, etc).

Also, you may have missed Saturday’s Simpsons Trivia…all about “Lisa the Vegetarian.”  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!

88 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. I noticed while switching accounts that the sign in is different and all my friends are gone. Does anyone still have friends?

    • I had mine disappear for a few hours yesterday but they’re back today.

    • Adding that I had to sign in and install freshly yesterday because new phone for work… So to recap: I had that problem on a fresh install yesterday; today my friends are back and getting tagged.

    • Now they’re gone again; I assume they’ll be back.

  2. Wow

    I haven’t been on addicts for a loop oolong I me.
    Wat up MAB. Miss the garden pics…

    I just hit a glitch on the yearbook.
    The only hint I’ll give is that my connection to the www is really iffy, seeing that our biggest service provider is now not para but almost allstatal owned. (It’s off, it’s on…)
    While this is very annoying it had a recent benefit where I got Apu’s Wife’s apartment and the wildlife sanctuary for 30 sprinklys.
    All in all. This is going to be my go too strategy from now on. I’ll be back with updates. Mwah

  3. I forgot all about recycling. I don’t miss that grind

  4. Hey! Anyone else lose the new characters in the recent update? I’m sad they cannot help recycle metal.

  5. Ow wow, I actually would have thought it would be 5x+8x but this is much better. A bit of kem farming and new stuff from the yearbook will go a long way. Already at 825 since i posted the question. Thanks guys.

  6. Can someone explain the math behind the XP Collider and the Bonus XP? The Collider gives you a 5x times, and the bonus xp is at 810% so that’s a 8,1x bonus. So do I get 5+8,1=13,1, or do I get 5×8,1=40,5 ?

    • For example the KEM gives 2000 XP when built. If you have 800% bonus you would get 2000 * (100% + 800%) = 18000 XP. If you have the collider on you would get 18,000 * 5 or 90,000 XP.

    • The bonus % is actually on top of the base amount so 810% is actually 9.1x the base amount then subsequently further multiplied by 5 by the XP collider = x45.5 overall.

  7. Anything in the files for tomorrow yet? Are you writing up a delicious spoilers post right now? Please say yes….

  8. So as I suspected, it looks like another week at least before any new update.

  9. Hey a weird question…has the old ruins stopped giving flaming torches for everyone, or is it just a run of bad luck on my part? I can’t remember getting one for weeks now, and while I don’t really need the 0.1% boosts, I do like the 1×1 decorations.

    • Are you doing the right digging area? I usually get at least one per day (50 digs). Sometimes I get 3 in a row.

      • yep, I’ve put away the other ones. Was getting them regularly but have been in a dry spell I guess. Thanks!


        • Albumman, you know that the gold torches give you 0.20% for each one. Why not just put them in your springfield and add to your bonus percentage.

    • Not a weird question. Picked up a torch yesterday. Kinda like rocket launcher….seems random.

    • Xavier Marin Garau

      I got one yesterday!!

  10. I was playing my game and went to blow my nose, when I picked my phone up I put my thumb on the home button and noticed a message I wasn’t expecting. I accidentally spent £4.99 on 60 donuts and Shelbyville Manhattan.
    Is this character worth the money?

  11. Garyth Hayward

    I’d not played for a couple of days because I am honestly losing interest. Which is a shame but the item limit alone has made the game unplayable in downtime as I can’t strip away any more.
    But the game messaged to tell me I hadn’t played.
    So I logged in.
    And it had to download an update.
    I was so excited.
    Then I remembered.
    It does that when you’ve not enough memory.
    So there was no update.
    So I logged off.
    Long downtime is fine. But remove the item limit. Let me place any thing on any surface.
    And I would happily potter around my town until the next event eventually arrives.

  12. Keith1Roon991

    Got the nightmare pile from the mystery box and have got a lot of the costumes for the characters, very slow going and a bit disappointing, would be better if I could send all the characters to wear there costumes at the same time, on another note not able to tap much due to staring a new job, hope I can keep up when an event hits😉

    • Congrats on the new job! And , let’s be honest…you aren’t missing much.

      • estephenso693

        I was so excited to get the nightmare pile… had been coveting it for some time…in fact- once I read on this blog here that I could only send one character at a time.. I decided to delay completing the quest as seeing the wacky icon in my quest list amuses me… Just love the scenes of the pile in the show..I think it has been in my task list for maybe a year now lol probably more… i did the same thing with the money mountain because I liked having bobo keep me company from the side bar! maybe as there is not much to do now I will finally finish the pile tasks …I do enjoy to see the pile ‘in action’!

  13. Happy Sunday a day late 🙂 Had a nice weekend after some crazy work week stuff – I sure wish certain countries would stop with all their activities and play nicely…. really inconvenient.

    Anyhoo, Hope everyone is doing well!! I wanted to share this great thing I found – the Taste of Springfield is remarkably able to create the illusion that the road joint that probably bugs a lot of us with that mountain with the tunnel doesn’t exist:

    • Good find! I’m using the quantum tunnel to enter my Transylvania/Halloween area. It works with Dracu-la-la-land as well.

    • I use it with the whole spy saga from a year ago. Secret entrance and all…

  14. Would some one tell me who has the job in the Royal Tokyo that keeps the lights on while they are there? Thanks.

  15. David Billington

    Wow… Can’t you tell its downtime again. Its after 6 pm in the UK and their is only 26 posts on the Sunday thread. I’ve only posted as I couldn’t believe how few have posted. I’m sure that’ll all change when the new event hits. Fingers crossed it’s this week.

  16. Happy Sunday (actually Monday, boy am I late) y’all!

    I’m going home! It’s been 2 years since I’ve seen my family. So I can guarantee whatever is coming will be good because I won’t have much time to play. Let’s just say I was there for Stonecutters but not really because I was home then and when I did play, basically skipped all the text and just did what was needed to win all the prizes.


    Random songs for a Sunday. Love to see yours. Set your player to random and list whatever comes up

    1. Melvins “Night Goat”
    2. Neu! “Seeland”
    3. KINGOFTHEHILL “What Kind Of Man”
    4. Dolly Parton “Daddy’s Working Boots”
    5. The Who “The Song Is Over”
    6. Warren G “Havin’ Things”
    7. AC/DC “Ride On”
    8. Infectious Grooves “Infectious Grooves” (live)
    9. Bernie Worrell “Take the ‘A’ Train”
    10. Midnight Oil “Powderworks”
    11. blur “Bugman”
    12. Billie Holiday “For All We Know”
    13. The Flintstones “Winston Commercial”
    14. Bootsy Collins “She’s Deep and Juicy!”
    15. Mudhoney “You Got It”
    16. Christian Wolff “Exercise 10”
    17. Erasure “Worlds On Fire”
    18. Bee Gees “Lay It On Me”
    19. Buffalo Springfield “Out Of My Mind”
    20. Anthrax “Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)”
    21. Adrian Belew “Finale”
    22. Eagles “Hotel California”
    23. Duran Duran “Lake Shore Driving”
    24. Kiss “Long Way Down”
    25. Black Sabbath “Technical Ecstasy”
    26. Operation Ivy “Big City”
    27. Led Zeppelin “Bring It On Home”
    28. Willie Nelson “Night Life”
    29. The Escape Club “Shake For the Sheik”
    30. Midnight Oil “Bullroarer”
    31. The White Stripes “Icky Thump”
    32. Handel “Since By Man Came Death”
    33. Deborah Harry “I Want That Man” (D-Bop 11.59 Vocal Mix Radio Edit)
    34. Eminem “Ken Kaniff”
    35. Allen Ginsburg “Strange New Cottage In Berkley”
    36. Ike & Tina Turner “Wake Up”
    37. Janis Joplin “Mercedes Benz”
    38. Eurythmics “Here Comes That Sinking Feeling”
    39. Deborah Harry “Brite Side”
    40. Free Kitten “Proper Band”

    40/61,807 tracks which is 0.000647% of my library so it feels like such a limited sample.

  17. Squeaky Voiced Teen used to have an 8 hour job : desperately search for missing children. It seems to have fallen off. Soaring Over Springfield is in my game— I am thinking the job and the attraction were related. Can anyone help me find the lost job? Thanks in advance.

  18. I’m really hoping that EA is spending this downtime adding features and revamping the whole thing. I really want more extensive ways to bulk send people on jobs. Favorites, templates, various customizable combinations, and also being able to tap on a building and choose people who have jobs there to come to it. My town is way too big and I have too many characters to go through the whole list picking my favorites, and I can’t even remember what they are in most cases. It needs to scale.

    • Mine disappeared as well. :0( It was my go-to task for Squeaky since we’ve had it. I hope it comes back…

  19. I know there’s a maximum number of in game dollars, but what about donuts? Anyone reached a Donut ceiling?
    I recently found that you can only charge the XP multiplier for 30 days before you have to wait to add more time.
    As you might’ve guessed I’m searching for the game’s maximums in the slow times.

    • It is 39 days for the collider. There is a limit in game dollars, I posted it earlier, over 4.2 billion. (2 to the 32nd -1).

    • I think 9999 is the max for donuts.

      • With over 13000 donuts in a couple of games, I believe it will be either be like cash 2 ^ 32-1, or 2 ^16-1 or 65,535 (half a 32 bit word) if they are saving space on their database.

  20. Tracy-1ltwoody920

    Winner! By 18 minutes.
    Eighteen allows one to vote,so I vote:
    Carole C is this week’s WINNER!

    • I’ve had my friend prizes finished for a couple months now is there any reason to visit friends other than some quick cash

      • I appreciate very much when my neighbors come to visit my town. Even if the game cash isn’t important to you, it’s a nice way of saying hello. But for those who visit me, I’ll visit them more often. I have some very creative neighbors, and love looking at what they’ve done with their towns.

      • The occasional donut

  21. Ralphy Wiggum

    I reinstalled the game 2 days ago cause i was missing it
    Can’t wait for the next update…
    hope everyone enjoyed his weekend.

  22. I’m thinking maybe an event based around the women’s World Cup….Game of Games…possibly. How about a Flanders’s family reunion around the 4th of July….you heard it here first….just kidding….hope everyone had a great weekend.

  23. Hi everybody, Happy Sunday! ☀️☀️☀️

    It’s been hot, hot, hot (and more hot 🥵) in Savannah for over a week with 3 days up to 99 F in the shade. And of course, the upstairs a/c unit died in the middle of the week…needs a new coil…so I am camping in the bonus room till Tuesday (when I’ve been assured the new coil will arrive). The system was set for it’s yearly checkup next week, so of course it fritzes out just a week early. 😩
    I went out to fill the squirrel and bird feeders this morning ( it’s a peanut palooza!) and it was already 88F. Hoping it gets back to high 80’s and low 90’s soon, we’re all wilting here. 😥☀️😥

    Anyway, not much else happening here…just waiting for the next event…hopefully on Wednesday? Been playing Roller Coaster Tycoon in the down time and reached level 40 this week, so now I have a Water Park also that I can also develop…wheee! 🌊🏖🌊

    Gonna go tag some neighbors…missed yesterday, so lots to catch up with. Just remember to always enjoy the quiet times…you never know when a flamingo is just around the corner. ☯️

  24. You can’t buy love .

    Adopt it.


    🐒🌎 . See ya bye . 👽

  25. Happy Sunday all!

    Interesting observation that could be useful for new players….

    In my second world, that I started in September last year, there was an extended period during which none of the basic quests that are supposed to unlock the free characters were happening. It occurred to me one day that the Springfield downs racecourse had been sitting available in the store but I hadn’t bought and placed it. Once I had done that I’ve been experiencing quest after quest. Have been making more progress in the last 2 weeks than in the prior 2 to 3 months. Anyway it seems that certain quests are dependent on the completion of other quests. It’s been awhile since I’d done this in my main world so I must have forgotten this.

    • This is awesome👍😁

    • I love the use of the racetrack pieces…very creative!

    • That is fantastic! One of my favorite things about coming here is seeing other people’s towns. Thanks for sharing that.

      • I just wanted to say thank you again. I have been dragging my heels for weeks after getting stuck with an inspiration block in the middle of gathering all of my Christmas/snow related items into one new themed area. To top it off, I’ve been getting and plopping an absolute crap-load of new buildings from the Yearbook box till I had an idea of where they would all go. Seeing your fabulous design finally gave me the push to get to it. I got all of the Winter stuff sorted and also about half of the huge amount of new stuff as well.

        Really, thanks to all of the people who take the time to share their towns and ideas with us all.

  26. Carole C. Pilgrim

    I would like to be able to sell back more items. What can I do with 63 Bonsai trees? Also, why can’t there be buildings and characters that I can purchase with my fame money instead of donuts?

    • 63?? Man I wish I only had 63. I have hundreds.

    • How about the almost 4000 pieces of monorail track in my storage? And I have a huge monorail in toen, but still too much in storage. My OCD really hates it.

    • If it was possible, I would’ve taken the 63 Bonsai Trees since I’ve been using them in my Asian parts of my town and have been sending Akira to produce them. A positive to having them is that you saved yourself 756 donuts from buying them individually in the store.

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