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…..

Nothing going on in TSTO, hopefully, a new mini-event will hit us next week.  What would you like to see?  County Fair part 2?  More Flanders? Back to school?  Something else?

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. EA your server is down, old or doesn’t work ⛔🔇🚭🔕🚯🚳🚷📵🔞🚫🚱🙅🙈🙉👎

  2. Is there a special way to get E.A. to listen to are comments? I was thinking a few months back, you guys and gals at this website mentioned that you had a better relationship with E.A? Am I recalling that correctly? Thx.

    • Our contact is pretty mercurial…if he still works for EA.

      • Oh right on, well thanks for replying. I’m currently redesigning my town took it down to the bare bottom. I wouldn’t have done this if I just knew how tedious it became.

      • Oh right on, well thanks for replying. I’m currently redesigning my town took it down to the bare bottom. I wouldn’t have done this if I just knew how tedious it became.

  3. I’d love more County Fair. My Springfield would be entirely fall themed if I could.

  4. I’ve been playing since X-mas 2013, and seen a lot of changes over the years, but in my opinion, not enough tweaking to the mechanics of the game. I really only like the holiday events now, and I don’t spend time milling about in my town like I used to. I know some of these have been discussed before, but maybe EA is paying attention this time, lol.
    So here’s some suggestions for EA that might make the game enjoyable for veteran players again:

    1) An A-Z list to scroll through for characters. Then you only have to swipe through 26 letters to get close instead of an exercise in tedium trying to find a character at the end of the 400+ list.

    2) Allow us to zoom out a lot further so we can properly design an area by seeing the bigger picture. This might also help us when we are trying to find a specific building, but can’t remember where it is. It takes forever to scroll around our massive cities.

    3) Don’t abandon your ideas! Continue to come out with a new prizes for friendship points, road to riches, and red blazer realty. Even if it’s only something new every few months.

    4) Give every character a task, alone for each major time duration (1,4,8,12, and 24hrs). And please, get rid of all the nonsense 4 hour tasks that should’ve ended when the event did.

    5) Bring back the monorail stations and all their accessories so we can finally finish our tracks. We’ll use donuts! I don’t understand why they’re not accessible.

    6) Make the vault interesting again. I constantly get the same old things in there… why not mix it up and throw in some unique or old content that seasoned players might actually want?

    7) Allow “ocean” content to be placed on our lakes and rivers, this would make designing water features a lot more fun!

    8) Keep your scaling reasonable. Some of these massive buildings (heights in particular) make the flow of our cities difficult and the room they take up is unwarranted. I don’t think anyone would mind if you updated all your extremely large structures to correct the scale and be comparable to everything else.

    Well that’s it for today!
    “I’m a little verklempt, so please, talk amongst yourselves”

    • Don’t forget inventory something has to be done to make it more sufficient to use. And Jeebus help you if you nuke your town or want to redesign it. SERIOUSLY GET ON THAT, PLEASE!!

    • re no.5. The railyard allows you to keep getting monorail pieces. And all the stations are in the yearbook. I’d love more stations, and parts of stations to build, but the actual tracks are there if you have all the junkyard buildings.

      What I would love is a “clear all” button for the people. Family guy had this button, while Simpsons went with the clicking circle that got bigger with the IRS building (yes?). We got the sky finger (finally!) but that only clears buildings, and is somewhat stupidly only set for 24 hrs, despite buildings having a large variety of times. going through and clearing 250 characters (can’t imagine those with over 400!) takes up so much time!

      I love all your other ideas though. Even if EA just implements ONE, it would be a vast improvement over the last few years.

  5. Halloween no Bart screen!!! Halloween no Bart screen!! Halloween no Bart screen!! Sorry everyone just having a grown up hissy fit!! I have to admit I’m getting a little annoyed with the Bart screen. I still play and out of sheer stubbornness I will keep logging back in!! EA isn’t going to brake my TSTO spirit!!! 🤪 I hadn’t finished the redwood tree. Not sure why, but I finished it this morning. I think I liked the look of it better at part 9. I still like it. I have my hopes up high for Halloween (maybe too high) but it is my favourite time of year. It is episode 666 so I choose to believe EA will hop on it and give us a good event! For now I will impatiently wait to see what happens Wednesday morning. Happy Day Friends and Happy Tappin! sandytoes I see you 👀 thanks for the tags!!

  6. I came across an interesting glitch today. I was given the daily task of sending Springfielders to get milk from the kwikemart and when I collect the cash and XP, the characters are not released from the job. If I then go to the neighbours screen and return to the game, it allows me to collect the cash and XP over and over again. I’m not sure if this glitch can be replicated, but I do know that the first time I was collecting the cash and XP I decided to play the where’s Maggie game before all of the Cash and XP had been collected. For now, I have the collider turned on, and I’m going to make the most of it while it lasts.

    • I get that too.. twice now.. The only way to get rid of the glitch is to put that Kwik e mart in to storage and then put it back in your town.
      But you may get a second glitch.. If you end up collecting donuts from jobs and buildings.. when you leave the game or go to your neighbours town.. when you come back into the game you will lose all the donuts you collected. This includes KLM farming.
      If you get donuts from Find Maggie, Daily Tasks, Monorail, they seem to stay.
      I have dealt with EA on this for 2 weeks now. It was fixed after my first Kwik e mart glitch.. but I got it again.. and now I can’t claim awarded donuts on jobs, buildings or farming.

      • I had something similar a while back. I worked it out that if I accepted the donuts I got on the first try I got to keep them. It worked it’s self out after the next update. Hope yours does too!

  7. Happy Sunday y’all!
    Yesterday was the first time in years I quit playing out of frustration. Getting kicked out every 30 seconds is rEAlly not cool.


    Random songs for a Sunday

    1. Taking Heads “Two Note Swivel”
    2. Testament “Hail Mary”
    3. Deborah Harry “Charm Alarm”
    4. blur “Theme From Retro”
    5. The Doors “The Movie”
    6. Iggy Pop “Wild America”
    7. David Crosby “What Are Their Names?”
    8. AC/DC “Problem Child”
    9. Tha Dogg Pound “Coastin”
    10. Christian Wolff “For Prepared Piano III.”
    11. The White Stripes “300 M.P.H. Torrential Outpour Blues”
    12. Pansy Division “Two Way Ass”
    13. Radiohead “Fast-Track”
    14. David Bowie “Star” (live)
    15. Dolly Patron/Porter Wagoner “Tomorow Is Forever”
    16. Digital Underground “Sittin’ On the Hitz”
    17. Judas Priest “Pain And Pleasure”
    18. Depeche Mode “Perfect”
    19. Atomic Rooster “Close Your Eyes”
    20. Credence Clearwater Revival “The Nighttime Is the Right Time”
    21. Siouxie And The Banshees “Lullaby”
    22. 2 Unlimited “Info Superhighway”
    23. Def Leppard “Rocket” (live)
    24. Big Audio Dynamite “Everybody Needs a Holiday”
    25. Jóhann Jóhannsson “How We Left Fordlandia”

  8. Been a long-time player of this game (since Xmas ’13) and have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly about TSTO. This “Baby Simpsons” event was overall meh (not horrible but not great either). Feels the same as all the other events this year. The Flanders family mini-event before it wasn’t too bad but EA made a huge blunder in not giving Maude her human skin! Since I’m a donut farmer these days with over 1500% XP Bonus, I was able to get all the characters (plus the premium ones) within 3 days in each week of the event. What grinds my nerves are these joint-character tasks. For example, Baby Marge’s 24 task requires Ling, Canadian Flanders’ 24 hr task requires Ned and so on. I usually send my characters on their 24 hr tasks each day, unless it is an event.

    Out of pure boredom, I went through all the items that I had left in the Yearbook Mystery Box. All I had left were some of the buildings, decorations, and NPCs. Spend over 1000 donuts and emptied the Box. But There were still some items that I couldn’t get because they were part of bundles (i.e. Mexican Duffman, Martin’s Ice Palace).

    Since the recent patch, however, I keep getting the Bart Screen of Death! Not all the time, but it happens more often. Beforehand, I was able to farm Tiki Bars and Ambulances without the game crashing. Can’t even farm 5 without Bart showing up on screen! My internet connection is fine and it’s not a storage issue (I have over 4 GB free space left). Glad to know I’m not the only one experiencing this as other players are having the same problem. EA better fix this in the next update! So annoying!

    When will this game ever overhaul the Town Census?! So tedious scrolling through nearly 400 characters A-Z! And don’t get me started on those “Send All Springfielders to…” tasks!

    I can go on and on about TSTO being less and less fun (they removed the GGR donut loophole?! Ugh!). Not even in the mood to redesign my town now without worrying about Bart showing up. Nonetheless, I’ll still play this game at least until the end of year when Xmas comes. After that, who knows? Maybe EA will bring back all the other characters/items that weren’t offered in the Yearbook Box (I.e. Citizen Solar & Wind Lad, Larry and Sam, etc) or the characters/items I couldn’t get in the Yearbook Box.

  9. Not sure if this has been addressed in the past but is there a way I can make without manually doing it and send my characters on a job but a job that has max money for the Freemium characters that is normal for the premium character. For instance a premium character can do an 8 hour task at 420 money and 105 XP but a freemium does an 8 hour task at 275 money and 75 XP. Fir instance I have Senor Burns and the majority of characters can task there and get the MAXIMUM money and XP no matter if there freemium or premium. I tried doing it manually thinking if I used the Office of Unemployment after it would send them to their last task location.(Same task hours). Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

    • The Unemployment office uses whatever the current skin of the character is and sends them on the job related to the number of hours you pick. Last job would be an nice option. I’d like that. I’d also love to be able to define sets of jobs for various self defined character sets.

      If you buy the Walking Kwik-E-Mart and you DO NOT complete the quest fully. You can send everyone (all regular chars) to “Get Motion Sick” every 4 hours at a premium rate forever via the Unemployment office with a single click. Meaning everyone both Reg and Prem earns Prem rates during those 4 hours. Perfect for the 4 hours Kwik E Mart farming cycle.

      Everyone in my town is always motion sick unless they are needed for an event. I’m sure everyone is taking lots of motion sickness meds when I’m not looking. 🙂

      Everyone except poor hardworking Apu. He just has to constantly do 7 day shift work so I can avoid sending him to complete the quest.

      And Marge. She lives in her witch outfit and constantly is speeding up crops.

      And sometimes everyone involved with the 12hr Stonecutter song. Thats got to be the best animation in the game. (when I can find everyone that is, hunting char in long single list in the Unemployment office is a pain, so most of the time they are just motion sick like the rest.)

      Note. The Unemployment office will not send anyone who has a quest to do, or send anyone who is part of the current daily challenges. Also if a character is in a skin that does not have a job for the hours you pick then he does not get sent to do anything.

      Hence. Sending everyone on a 4 hour job does not send Apu if he happens to be free so no worry about him finishing the Walking Kwik E Mart quest line. I just send him on the 7 day shifts so hes not always on my screen in the corning waiting for something to do.

      If you dismiss a daily task for a new one. The unemployment office still thinks those char are not valid. You have to click the Neighbor icon and come back to your town again to make it update who is valid for jobs.

      Hope that helps. Not a way to do what you want, just a note on how it works.

  10. Any thoughts on the upcoming Halloween event? I’m a big fan of Stranger Things. Hopefully the writer’s do a good job on the parody!

  11. so recently I nuked my town and have been rebuilding it according to the unofficial map floating around.

    i’d like to see buildings on that map that we don’t have in TSTO yet to be released. item like Styx and Stones Records, The Happy Gypsy Boarding House, West Springfieldcs s Elementary, Professor V.J. Cornucopia’s Fantastic Foodmagorium & Great American Steakery and La Snotteria. There are so many buildings missing from TSTO still.

    see my town here

  12. Hey can someone help me, my Simpson been on the same task for the last few days now. What going on

  13. Happy Sunday kids!❤
    Hope u all are safe and happy😊
    I’m sick. And crabby. I don’t even think brownies would help…much.

  14. Matthew Szekeresh

    Hey team. Looking for advice. I’m almost out of available land in the game and am saving up land tokens from the golden goose realtor. Should I buy all the free land or leave a piece un-purchased ? I know you can get donuts but want to make sure I’m being smart about it

    • Use them up. Last week Allisa confirmed that they closed the loophole of getting donuts.

      I maxed out on the tokens about ten days ago – I had 82 unclaimed land squares, and got the message I would now get cash instead.

      One other person had asked about this too.

    • Tracy-1ltwoody920

      Earlier in the game, once you purchased all currently available land, GGR only yielded donuts.
      If you left one square of land unpurchased, GGR continued to generate land tokens.
      Currently, I have one land token in the bank and one unpurchased land square.
      At the moment, GGR is generating $$$
      I am hoping, hoping, hoping that one day it will start generating Land Tokens — in anticipation of the future release of more Land.

  15. Never forget September 11th 2001 .
    Remember , Unite , and Serve

  16. Holy Crashes Batman. Is it me or are the crashes getting worse?! Anyways having a decent week after all this Hurricane Dorian stuff going on. Just trucking along with yearbook stuff and trying to get those Bonuts. Anyways hope everyone has a great week.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Yeah it’s nearly unplayable for me now with the constant crashing.

      I just emptied the yearbook so will probably just step away from the game for a week and see if this bug gets fixed.

    • For I get fewer crashes when I stick under 10000 items. Proved today while donut farming with rat trucks. I play on an android.

  17. How many Addicts have a complete monorail?I am always working on mine, but I notice that most of my neighbors don’t work theirs into their plan. I would love another station.

    • I have 3 separate loops, the Mall o Rail in my Springfield Heights, the main monorail station around my downtown, and most recently after getting the North Pole and KL stations one around my Christas area, Krusty, Itchy and Scratchy Land. I also have a crazy line from my rusty (?) Terminal that is part of Cletus’ bootleg operation that runs to the Gridiron (unfinished) that is in danger of succumbing to gentrification and being relocated to the Outlands.
      My mountain passes are in inventory. I don’t like how my DT loop blocks buildings and characters and how long it takes to design work arounds so I just keep them short and simple but envy others their great elaborate designs.

    • I have a complete system but I also wanted to have more stations.
      A few months ago I posted this, showing how to create new “stations” using pieces from Springfield Heights buildings:

    • I love my monorail, but had to cut it in half because of the (grrrrr!) building limits. C’mon EA!!! The best part of the game for some of us is building and creating, but you’ve made it impossible with the limits.

    • The monorail is one of my favourite parts of the game! Mine runs all over my town and I’ve added my own stations. It takes you to my Christmas area, World (Epcot) area, Krustyland, Springfield Heights, shopping area etc. I would make it bigger but the item limits has crushed that along with the glitch that prevents me from creating more pieces. ☹️

    • Er, I have all my stations lined up and connected by one tiny loop. That counts as complete, right? Or not, but I do plan on making a proper monorail as soon as I have more land.

  18. Tracy-1ltwoody920

    Happy Sunday everyone
    Hope everyone fared well through Dorian.

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