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…..

Simpsons are back!  An all-new episode airs tonight!  The Season 31 Premiere, are you excited?!

A surprise mini-event hit our games last with, Cthulhu’s Revenge.  What are your thoughts on the mini-event so far? Getting you excited for Halloween? Are you missing your Sploosh like Patric?

Speaking of Halloween…almost October (Tuesday), have you decided on your Halloween costume yet? (or your kids costumes)  Candy you’ll be giving out?  Getting excited for THOH?

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!

37 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. I’ve played Simpsons tapped out for years now. Used to be fun with all kinds of events. All different from each other. Often involving friend challenges. Now they are all the same. Few characters do a few same jobs over and over for boring content and occasional extra character that means nothing once event is finished.
    What happened to the fun stuff? Can’t continue waiting for it to get better for much longer.
    Such a shame.

  2. I’m just wondering what will happen with the yearbook? Is it a permanent feature? Will it go away in the near future? Will they refresh it with new items? I still have a good 400 items in the yearbook, but most of it is things I don’t want.

    Oh and bring on the holiday season Halloween – Christmas Mystery Boxes. I’ve got donuts to spend.

  3. Thank-you all for your responses, I’ll continue to keep my eyes open. Has anyone ever lost an item or items after storing everything?

  4. Usually I don’t use donuts to speed through events but I did so during the last prize of this event as I’m so bored of having to log in every 4 hours and send Homer, Bart, Lisa, etc on the same task. L’EA’ZY should just scrap the mini-events altogether since the major events are now more like mini-events. The upcoming Halloween event better be worth it, but I’m not holding my breath. The older events (including mini ones), while not always perfect, were much more fun and creative. Nonetheless, this event is better than the last one (Krusty’s Last Grasp) since we get a new character.

    Still getting Bart screens, but not as frequently as some other players have been experiencing. Bird chirping sound efx during the load screen still occurs for some strange reason. Tired of enduring this, which was also why I sped through this event with donuts. Good thing I’m a donut farmer with high XP bonus. If I was still a freemium player with a low XP bonus or if I was a new player that started playing this year, I would have given up on this game months ago.

    I agree with an earlier comment about how ridiculously long it takes to collect all the in-game money and XP. Also, if I try to tap a specific character or building, all the XP and money are in the way and I have to keep rapidly tapping until I clear everything to tap the character or building. So annoying!

    I can go on and on about the flaws of this once-great, “Life-Ruining Fun” game and the additions that could be added to make it fun again, like revising the Town Census (hate scrolling down A-Z with nearly 400 characters), “Select All” button for tasks (if I see another “Send All Springfielders to”… task, I’ll go crazy), L’EA’ZY letting players know in advance if there is an upcoming update or downtime while they fix errors or improve the servers, etc.

    Nowadays, I’m spending more Android time playing Mario Kart Tour.

  5. Do we have an open discussion for the server issue? I really want to do some remodeling for Halloween but I can’t get anywhere disconnecting every 3-5 minutes. EA isn’t saying much (if anything) and from what I can tell it’s happening to most players.

    • I don’t know why, but mine suddenly stopped – well, went back to the more occasional issue it used to be, anyway
      Honestly, I thought maybe they fixed something with the mini-event, but apparently not.
      It wasn’t just crashing either – my game sped up, too. Maybe I somehow got bumped to a different EA server or something, and it’s a server issue…
      Sorry you weren’t as lucky, but hold out hope – I had it, did nothing, and it suddenly got better, like a Halloween miracle.

    • The server issue is pretty bad for me also. I get MAYBE 5 or 10 minutes on-line and then it kicks me off. Sometimes I can get right back in without a delay, but most of the time I have to wait 20 seconds before I can try again. Now, 20 seconds doesn’t sound like a lot of time, but multiply the aggravation by a dozen disconnections in an hour ………. Bleh.

  6. I was excited initially for this event but for me except for the writing has fallen a little flat. I’ve gone from tapping 5 times a day to twice a day as it takes several minutes to get in and almost 30 minutes to clear my town with that dang bart screen hitting at least once but most of the time much more. In the meantime, I’m trying to remodel my town without blowing it up. It’s a lesson in patience. Anyhow, I hope the rest of you are enjoying this event and designing your towms.

  7. Goooooooooooood Morning Vietnam….. or Springfield!!! it is nice to see all the wonderful ideas for the new content.. hopefully you wont mind when I use them in my town 😉 .. in my game it seems that I am seeing the Bart screen less and less times… so hopefully EA is improving their servers 🙂 and now am just waiting for that All Hallows Eve event in TSTO…. the real one, not this mini event we just had…

    in NON TSTO matters… I was kind of sick on the weekend… my eyes got puffy and extremely itchy.. as of matter of fact they are still itchy and one still puffy… I play Halo 5 (grinding to level 152), and well… playing with 1 eye open is not fun.. I gave up after 4 games of going terribly negative.. and the grind is not easy… I am currently level 148 (360,000 point away from 149) and from level 149 to level 150 is going to take 6 million points @ an average of 6k points a game… around 40 days.. then it takes 11million and next level, the last push is 15million… so yeah… an outlook of 382 days to achieve that last level if I can play 14 games per day @ 6k points per match… which will give about an average of 86,XXX points per day.

    Anyways… Stay positive, make good choices and if you are ready to sin, invite me and lets do it together… muahahaha..

    • PS… I have been lucid dreaming more often… I might have the hang of it now.. so if you are into Lucid Dreaming, let me know in the comments. 🙂

  8. I just want EA to fix the crashing issues before the ‘proper’ halloween event! It is driving me crazy!

    • What makes you think THIS isn’t the Halloween event? I’m skeptical that EA is going to give us anything else for Halloween.

      • Because this ends nowhere near Halloween. Even EA’s not that lazy/stupid. If this were, in fact, the only Halloween event, EA would have launched it 10/23 with an end date of 11/6.

  9. I have one neighbor that always shows as being in the level 200’s. Currently at 227. She has been by neighbor for more than 3 years. When I check for neighbors who haven’t played in a while, she always shows as playing recently.

    How does she always seem to stay in level 200’s? What’s up with that. It just seems a little odd to me.

  10. I want to apologize to my neighbors for not visiting more often, but I’m getting Bart screens every 2-3 stops. It just takes too long to visit everyone.

  11. Thanks for the reminder about the Simpsons premiere tonight !!!

  12. Dear God ,
    If you can’t make me thin
    can you at least make my friends fat .

    See ya bye . 👽

  13. Feel like this this current event is a bit meh for me.the writing is great again but just getting fed up with the same old formula. Hopefully they change it for the main Halloween event but then again only on the basis of it actually being playable if they ever fix the BSOD.

    has anyone anyone else watched season 2 of disenchanted yet I really enjoyed it myself and was a significant improvement from series 1 the characters were I felt were developed much more and all of the stories in each episode were great and made me want to come back and watch the next asap.

    Hope everyone has a good weekend 🙂

    • I watched a few episodes from s1.. it was ok, funny, but need to watch more to truly give an honest opinion. 🙂

      • S1 is a very slow burner at the start I found and took me about 3-4 episodes to get going but once you get through them initial episodes the show does become a lot better.

  14. Happy Sunday to ya, I have a question for anyone looking to help out. I’m redesigning my town, and I was putting some brown houses around and I was wondering don’t we have a brown house that’s been damaged with smoke and with a hole in the roof?

  15. I’m playing about enough to get the prizes. Getting kicked out too much to play.

    Anyway happy Sunday y’all. Random was really all over the place tonight. Random songs for a Sunday…

    1. Wire “The Boiling Boy”
    2. Ryan Kickland “Green Hill”
    3. Smoking Popes “Wish We Were”
    4. They Might Be Giants “Put It To the Test”
    5. TRU “Walk Like a Killer”
    6. Peggy Lee “I Enjoy Being a Girl”
    7. Da Lench Mob “Cut Throats”
    8. The Byrds “There Must Be Someone (I Can Turn To)”
    9. R.E.M. “Radio Song”
    10. Funkadelic “By Way Of the Drum” (Extended Version)
    11. Wu-Tang Clan “4th Chamber”
    12. Fred Schneider “Orbit”
    13. Prophets Of Rage “Heads Up”
    14. Black Sabbath “Electric Funeral”
    15. Neurosis “Belief”
    16. Phish “Tweezer” (live)
    17. Björk “Body Memory”
    18. Simon & Garfinkel “Sparrow”
    19. They Might Be Giants “Working Undercover For the Man”
    20. Erasure “If I Could”
    21. Frank Zappa “When The Lie’s So Big”
    22. Enya “The First Of Autumn”
    23. Run D.M.C. “Dumb Girl”
    24. N.W.A. “Approach To Danger”
    25. My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult “Ride the Mindway”

  16. Happy tapping all, on the 2nd last prize, progressing well, still got Bart screen issues, hope EA working on this problem, think if the issues persist and continue I will give up after the Christmas event as it’s my favourite event, hope EA pull out all the stops😉

  17. Tracy-1ltwoody920

    Almost forgot…
    Happy Sunday everyone!

  18. Tracy-1ltwoody920

    This one is a bit of a kick in the pants……
    400 for the last prize — and we earn ~40 every 4 hours.

    🎶that lucky old sun, ain’t got nothin’ to do, but roll around heaven all day🎶

    But I’m actually thinking about the game.

    Non-TSTO – I got my internet back up. I’m now at 35 to 75 instead of 1.5 to 5.5.
    So issues are GAME related, including being transferred to seeing Bart’s face instead of my or my neighbors town.
    And load speed is GAME related.
    And ‘Google ‘ searches are fast.

  19. I’m loving the new prizes, although I haven’t decided what to do with the oyster booth yet. It’s just sitting on the beach for now. The graveyard was easy to place in 🧟‍♀️Creepville Estates🧟‍♂️…
    a community for those just a little off center (like most of us here). 🤪

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