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, after only just a week of downtime…we have a new update in TSTO!  What are your thoughts on the Flanders Family Reunion mini-event?  Excited about the prizes?  Characters? Which characters would you have liked to have seen?

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!

98 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. RIP Russi Taylor

  2. Tracy-1ltwoody920

    Found my building, but now a question…
    A question that has stumped the minds of brilliant people for a millennium

    Visiting a neighbor, I saw what I think is
    Alice Glick tossing a child up into a building (Brown House on Stilts)

    I have Alice, but can’t find the task ——

    Go ask Alice’s task

    Is it Alice?
    Am I missing THE required building?

    If y’all don’t answer, I’ll ask again on Sunday
    (Insert evil laugh)

  3. Tracy-1ltwoody920

    In the midst of redesigning,
    I m searching for my Juvenile Ciurt Building
    I’ll find it, eventually.
    And I can start un-storing. Massive amounts of buildings I’m storing to facilitate redesign

    • In order to place Blockoland during Game of Games I stored my Sequel Stop. I have looked through every part of inventory. It’s nowhere to be found. Dreading having to contact EA

  4. Finished the Flanders event yesterday and just working my way through all of the questlines now. Nearly spat my drink laughing at neds reaction and response to his dad offering him some different varieties of herbal spinach .

    Last week was a generally good week as I enjoyed becoming another year older on Thursday for which I spent most of the day hanging with one of my oldest friends before gathering a large group of friends and heading to pizza hut for the evening thankfully it was fairly quiet in there when we all went in en mass in hindsight I probably should have booked but it all worked out in the end. Then on the Friday my Birthday celebration continued as another friend took me out for a meal that he paid for and then we watched the new lion king movie afterwards which was an amazingly good film . Saturday thankfully was a quiet day and then yesterday I went into central London for a gaming market and picked up a few bits. But anyway I think I’ve rambled on for long enough and hopefully EA has something new planned on the horizon so we aren’t left in limbo again next week.

  5. OK, OK, I confess. I NEVER read the dialogue. But this time was different. It was HILARIOUS!!! Congrats to EA for a really fun and entertaining mini-event.

  6. twinbrant (username)

    Had a bad glitch happen to me a while ago.. ended up with 22 of the exclusive hotels instead of the max 10. Which means I less room to play around with. ( I rearrange my town every so often. Especially when there isn’t an event going on) I love the game just wish since you can buy a lot of those things that you could get more things for having a real estate so high. Especially since those are hard to place and now I have so many of them. Been playing for years and still really enjoy the game though.

  7. Given a few Tappers have put in game suggestions, here are mine:
    1) Resume Road to Riches
    2) Add some more Friendship levels
    It would be nice to have something different to the game other than the set formula EA seem to now have settled on; remember those days when we visited our neigbbours?????

    • Couldn’t agree with you more & in both cases EA suggest there is more to come but it’s been a long time waiting !!!

  8. I keep getting server down messages. I haven’t been able to play since yesterday afternoon.

  9. Looks like we got a spoiler for the next Season’s Treehouse of Horror at San Diego Comic-Con 👉

    Either then that, I haven’t decided what Episode is my favourite from this Season (I’m down to 2 to choose from) 🤔

    Hope everyone completed your Flanders Event (or will before the end of) 👍

  10. Here’s a suggestion for EA: Fix the damn roll back glitch

  11. I’m stymied! I used to harvest 50-55 KEM’s and got about 4 tries each harvest for donuts. The last couple of times I harvested today I got ONE try for donuts each harvest; line needs to build up to 1,000,000 for each try! What happened??

  12. Spending most of my time redesigning my town with all the new land. Mostly spreading things out and creating fun things like golf courses and Xmas towns etc. that are land intensive. Trying not to increase my item limit which is at its max. That’s a challenge!
    Thanks to all my faithful friends who visit every day and play tag. It’s always fun to see your brooms.

  13. I really liked this event! Dialogue was hilarious and the prizes were great! It was Flan-didilly-fun-a-roonee!! On a side note, I’m a huge Halloween fan!! Yes I know it’s only July, but the trailer for IT chapter 2 was released and I can’t help but think about Krusty as Pennywise for Halloween!!! Just putting that out there! Happy Sunday fellow tappers!

    • SnugsP

      That spoiler from San Diego Comic-Con regarding the next Treehouse of Horror got me all excited for Halloween on TSTO ! 🦇🎃

  14. Well we off to the memorial for our friend who passed from a heart attack. He left us this past Tues. He was a local musician in our area well known an very well loved. Its been a rough couple of weeks for us all especially my hubby and the other guys in their tight group. Its actually going to be quite a musical memorial….scott would have loved it! R.I.P. Scott Larson…luv u! 💜

    • Tracy-1ltwoody920

      Deepest sympathies for your loss.
      I hope peace soon envelopes you and all whom Scott touched.

    • Be thankful that you had such a wonderful person in your life. It sounds like he has inspired others to be good as well.

      My thoughts are with you at this difficult time, remember the good times.

      Keep tappin’

    • sandytoes74

      I’m sorry for your loss 😥
      Mr. Larson is in good company because everyone will remember him
      (peace to all during these times) 💜

    • 1st of all sorry for your loss .
      I too had a friend / co-worker to pass away this week .

      ” If we accept and interealize the fact of our own mortality , then , by definition , we have to deal with the essential questions of how we live and spend our alotted time . We have to stop procrastinating , pretending we have forever to do what we want to do and be what we long to be . ”

      Wish you were here . See ya bye . 👽

  15. Where was the 50th anniversary celebration of man walking on the moon? Not sure if I will still be playing when the 100th is here.

  16. Where was the 50th anniversary of man walking on the moon? I don’t think I will still be playing when we get to the 100th anniversary

  17. Dear EA, love playing the game. i have a few items on my wish list, please do your best to make them happen:

    1) keep it coming
    2) a 16 hour task for Maggie
    3) each character to have a solo task of 1, 2, 4, 8, 12 and 24 hours
    4) enhancements to the unemployment office:
    a) ability to rush all completed jobs, i hate it when there are a handful that still have a few hours to complete their task, but you can’t rush the rest
    b) automatically send characters on their most valuable task
    c) clean up that ‘send 5 characters’ task and then you can’t send them through the unemployment office – this one gets mentioned a lot.
    5) Spinal Tap – i want those characters!
    6) Mrs Sinclair as a solo item for purchase. i started playing the event when she was first offered. i didn’t have enough to earn here, but somehow managed to get the Ayn Rand School. every time she is available, it is as a package with the school.

    i am sure there are others that i am just not thinking of.

    thank you in advance for your consideration,
    an addict

    • NicoRox13 – Excellent post. I’m sure what you ask for isn’t difficult to implement. The enhancements to the UO I’d like to see have been mentioned umpteen times too. Better character search (alphabet index) keeps cropping up. Fingers crossed we get lucky…….🌻🧡X

    • NicoRox13


      Open up that Land adjacent to Springfield Heights 😉

    • 4) b&c for sure. Also, a quick scroll bar at town hall would be helpful.

  18. Keith1Roon991

    Happy tapping all, finished event with no effort, 11 characters collecting, just back from a trip to London, can’t believe I have never been, van Gogh exhibition and museums were awesome but loved the underground/tube totally Awesome, I could travel on them all day lol. Would like to try the new York subway.

    Have a great week 😃🚇🚇🚇

  19. Dear EA please could we have a clear all tasks & repeat all jobs button. I’m just toooo busy to clear over 250 task. Thank you……….🌻🧡X

    • I hope they never implement this. Clearing the tasks is pretty easy and then you send them all at once with the unemployment office. Takes me less time then kem farming.

      • That’s if you wish to send all of your characters on the same timed tasks. I assign each of mine to specifics eg. Marge always speeds up crops, Mandy sunbathes, Mozart Piano, Mrs H dancing. Not everyone plays like you. Difficulty has nothing to do with it

    • david a cantrell

      My strategy for that is when you have a task that is for everyone, such as work the mine, and you have I believe it was Homer to do something to clear it, DONT have the solo character clear their task. Really speeds things up. It usually sends around 360 some odd to the mine.

    • Agreed .but mainly because my character find button doesn’t work due to the roll back glitch meaning I rarely ever send any of my characters on tasks unless they are all in one building or it is part of a questline.

  20. Hello everyone and happy sunny Sunday. It’s been a minute☺️ I’ve moved town, started a new job which I love but it’s very demanding. I’ve not had much time to myself. But I wanted to stop by to say hi to the team for managing to keep the articles flowing & us entertained in the down time. Also a special greeting to SONICBOY NYC & MAB. Hope to be back more regularly…….🌻🧡X

  21. Anybody else still play the dig site game from the halloween update? I haven’t got any flaming torches for ages from it and was wondering if they’d been removed…..

    • Still there, my Boardwalk is lined by over a hundred of them.

      • Tracy-1ltwoody920

        Why didn’t I think of that use?!
        Thanks for the 💡 idea
        Tracy aka “Thief of Designs”

        • How did you get your Canada Border crossing set on the mountains between springfield and springfield heights?

          yes, i am looking at thieving a design myself.

          • Tracy-1ltwoody920

            There was a ‘glitch’ a year or two ago that allowed us to create an opening in the ⛰ mountains ⛰
            Sadly, it is no longer available.

    • i won one yesterday.

    • anja-jackson

      Yes, I still do the Halloween Dig Site
      Flaming Torches are still a Prize
      (probably not as random as others)
      Keep on Tapping 🙂

    • They are not coming out quite as often. Still worth doing the Dig though even just for the cash & XP.

  22. I had mixed feelings about this event until I realized for the price of $1000 a group I could fill my town with voiced chattering Flanders flocks…so this may be the best event ever

  23. Rusty Shackleford

    Just finished the event this morning. Very nice. Only thing missing is living Maude. Wish there were multiple acts to this event as the dialog was really funny.

  24. Tracy-1ltwoody920

    Interesting Event. Lots and lots going on.
    I’m massively redesigning my town. Rather than merely lumping similar items together, I’m attempting to design.
    I’ve already mentioned that I’ve stored practically all my Springfield Heights items and list 200% on my Bonus Multiplier. Apparently, those no longer contain ‘hidden’ value as when I stored my modern mansions, I watched the numbers drop.
    And I have purchased all available land, so…….
    It is a painful process of dragging huge chunks into empty space and then replanting.
    I’m finding items I forgot I had and ‘losing’ items I’ve ‘always’ had adjacent to a specific landmark.

    I believe I’m ready to take a break though. Slow down my intensity.
    Got housework and real life chores

    Happy Sunday
    Happy Tapping

    From Schwanzus Snape (my newest photo)

    • From the Long Island Snapes, no doubt. Isn’t he in the garment industry? Capes, and whatnot?😁

      • Tracy-1ltwoody920

        Could be. We need such a building in our town(s)

        One of previous Theme Photo Shoots I was a part of was:
        1920’s gangsters
        In that, I was
        “Ricco ‘Big Woody’ Bonero”

    • Tracy-1ltwoody920

      Happy Sunday 😊

      Yes, EA truly needs to open up that vacant space adjacent to Springfield Heights (it wouldn’t take much on their part)

      In redesigning my Springfield, I have gained vacant space, but I am hesitant to over decorate (I don’t want that “you have too much” warning again). I’m at 600% Bonus, who knows how much that will increase with each item I get from the Mystery Box.

      • I assumed you had a bigger % than that, did you take advantage of the tennis court ” glitch ” ?
        I’m now at 1, 800 using the glitch, the mystery box & intense farming, was at about 600 not that long ago though.
        All the downtime we now have gave me the opportunity to do this.

  25. Ned has his hands full…so many relatives, so few cocktail weenies!

  26. Tracy-1ltwoody920

    Good Morning and Happy Sunday to all
    May your heatwave break soon.

  27. I am disappointed with this mini event. While it was nice to get new characters, most of the rest of it could have been in a mystery box or tacked onto another event. As far as my town design is concerned, I’m considering moving all criminal elements, alternative lifestyles, and intergalactic alien material into one area of my town and somehow through a river, fencing, or water feature separating it from my main town. That way, I can I can still enjoy the benefits that come with these features without the blurring of lines. Hopefully, the next event is an upgrade from this one and I’ll enjoy it more.

  28. Hey all. Hope you are all staying as cool as possible.
    I would have liked a chance to buy/get Ghost Maude.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      I got her from the yearbook for 60 donuts.

      • The Mystery Yearbook? She’s not in mine. Nor is the Fortune teller’s shop.

        • Rusty Shackleford

          Yes, the high school yearbook box. She also showed up in my store for direct purchase of 150 donuts, so of course I took the yearbook option and got her for a good price.

    • Melquack

      You should find Ghost Maude Flanders in the Mystery Box
      (she comes with a Spiritualist Building, she has a funny Visual Task with Homer Simpson in front of said Building) 👍

  29. david a cantrell

    Very happy with this event, the writers did an excellent job.

  30. Fer the Ferret

    Anyone know a way around the “Send Springfielders on ________ task” so you can use the Unemployment building? Just had two four hour tasks in a row that forced me to send all 300+ characters on tasks individually.

    • No, unless the 4 hour task is part of your Daily Challenge. In which case, you can “x” that Daily Challenge, go to your visit neighbours page and come back, and you won’t see that 4 hour task for each character.

    • Nope, everytime this happens i complain on tsto facebook. Wondering how long it eill take for them to fix it. I’m guessing 4 years.

    • I wouldn’t mind if they just added a “Send All” to the list of available characters within that task group.
      Assign any other quests first then a single tap to send anyone else free in one hit just like you can in the UO.

    • When this happens, I just make sure to launch them from the quest page – so I have a list of characters that can do it and then just tap the go button over and over as the list scrolls up. Not as fast as the unemployment office but definitely faster than assigning them from the individual character screens.

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