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…..

No new Simpsons tonight, as the World Series takes the top spot. What were your thoughts on last week’s THOH episode?

THOH has hit our pocket sized towns. Your thoughts on the event so far?  Ready for week 2 to start?

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!

62 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. Strange things.. I looked at my phone this evening around 10:30 pm MDT and saw and update in the App Store for the Simpsons Tapped Out Treehouse of Horrors.. V4.40.1 update size 64.9MB
    The update description is the original one when the event started.
    Nothing about fixes or anything. Has anyone else got this update for iPhone

    • Could be the donut purchase patch

      • It was an instant update.. didn’t take any time at all… so I guess it could have been. The info for the update didn’t say anything other than the event information.
        I am hoping that the patch might include losing donuts from farming, task collection, and building collections. That has been my issue now for 2 months.
        I was awarded donuts this morning and so far they have been holding.. So I will give farming a try.. having over 700mil ingame cash I can afford to spend on farming to get my donuts up.

  2. I’ve reached the point in the yearbook where I get four choices rather than five. Everytime I refresh, it’s four items. Not complaining, just curious! Does it mean there’s a certain number of items left?

  3. Is anyone else having an issue with Springfielders being released from their tasks? I had a daily task to send Springfielders to do something, and even though the task is completed, and I’ve already collected on it, they aren’t released for other use. Every time I re-open the app, I collect on the task all over again, but still don’t get the characters released for other tasks. I even uninstalled and reinstalled the app.

    • That is because there is a glitch with the Krusty Burger Building. You have to put your Original Krusty Burger building in storage and then they will be released. You then can put the building back.
      Keep an eye on your donuts. you may find that you can collect from buildings and tasks.. but they will vanish when you leave and come back into the game.

  4. For those with the wishful thinking that BSOD was over… I just got it while collecting income from buildings…

    • I’ve had it a couple of times over the last few days, still much better than previously!!

      • I will give you that. It is less frustrating than it has been… I miss the days that you could go to your neighbors and whatever xp and cash was still floating around would auto collect.

  5. it seems that the Glitch was patched right away…. I only have the small walls that give .05% bonus for 1k in-game cash…. but I already had 5k donuts, so no biggie… RT farming mixed with KEM Farming sounds like a good strategy… 🙂
    In other news – HOW ABOUT THEM NINERS!!!!! 7-0… am just waiting to wake up!! am I right?!… Hopefully they become the new dynasty again… take over from the Pats… and that’s about it from the sports section… lol baseball is not a sport… but.. yaay go team (enter name of your favorite team here) go… swing the bat with skill to hit the ball that took skill to throw… woohoo… back to the news Milo…
    Cali friends, stay safe… I am from Cali (southern Cali, the good side (jk)) myself and know how bad those fires can get.. hoping for some good rain.. but then you’ll face flooding.. mud slides.. and after that, an earthquake.. :/ ouch… lets get to lighter news…
    So.. anyone else doing INKTOBER? how is it coming along? if you would like to see some of our staffs work follow me on twitter @k00lviruz (again zeros instead of the letter O ) and leave a like, a comment a grudge, a curse (lol) not really.. don’t leave a curse… a mean comment is ok, we can handle that.. (me = the voices in my head from the multiple personalities, it’s like a multiverse in there)
    Yeah.. so, see you guys next post, same Channel, same time… This has been channel 6 news, The Viruz..

  6. I missed out on taking advantage of the wall price error, bummer! To boost my xp the old fashioned way of buying premium items, is there any better deal than the jet engine bike which gives 2% and I can currently purchase for the discounted price of 20 donuts from the vault?

    • I don’t believe there is a better deal donuts to percentage. Always worth buying a few bikes when it comes up in the vault.

    • Jet bikes are the best. Not only they’re ALMOST the best donut-to-xp ratio items, but it’s much easier to hide them behind buildings rather than channel 5 vans or I&S billboards 😊

  7. R.I.P., Mr. Mendel.

    ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Rick and Morty’ producer J. Michael Mendel dead at 54

  8. Very recently one of my favorite internet remixers POGO remixes The Simpsons! I’ve been waiting for him to do it for years, and I can’t say it wasn’t worth it. Definitely check it out!

  9. No particular reason just find it hilarious!

  10. I like the current store offering of tentacle trees for 18 donuts each. They carry a 1% bonus each. So a 2% bonus increase for 36 donuts. Not great but not bad. The good thing about it is you can put trees you already are using in storage and just replace them with the tentacle trees. The tentacles are bigger so they cover more area and therefore will count less towards item limits. If you have a lot of donuts and in game cash I would recommend buying them while you can.

  11. I’m glad it’s SAFE to visit my Neighboreenos (hopefully it stays that way) because I miss visiting all of you ….. and seeing your Halloween Lands 🖤🦇

  12. Did anyone else see Kamla in the aliens section on the character list? I wonder how we’ll get her and what tasks she’ll have. I imagine one would involved her “Carrying a brood” or somethin’ along those lines.

  13. Would EA Sports add a simple feature of a garbage can to delete unwanted clutter in out towns and inventories? Anyone who has an in there, this would be a simple addition and ultimately make gameplay better for everyone by reducing each players town file size on the servers. And it would be a welcome addition when trying to go through inventory looking for items without going through a couple hundred wooden barrels or rock piles. If we can’t sell something let us delete it!!

  14. i conducted a RTT test today – placed 42 in one shot and collected ALL without getting kicked out !
    Re: the Event – While I would have appreciated crafting for new decorations, I am happy with the decor for cash from past events – I was a new tapper during THOH 2017, so most of the items are new for me.
    Both Mystery Boxes are cleared out – looking forward to what’s coming next.

  15. The monkey fists says all things are well .

    See ya bye . 👽

  16. Happy Sunday Tappers! 🖤🦇

    Rocky Horror Picture Show reunion last night (how many decades has it been? 🤫 I’m not telling!) 🧛‍♂️⚰️🧛‍♀️

    No Bart Screen in 2 Days (at least L-EA-Z-Y fixed that!) but what about the $19.99 🍩’s deal? Tappers deserve immediate refunds if not patched! (L-EA-Z-Y needs to let Tappers know “we fixed it” asap!) I’d invest,but not if it’s “technically a nope”! 🙄

    Grateful for the returning THOH content, because the Act Prizes weren’t TBOH at all! (retreads you can get in the Mystery Box, small stack of 🍩’s, Characters related to prior non THOH Events- boo, hiss!) 😬

    Where is the spooky music? where is the blowing leaves? only murky water (but no monster terror floating in it! what the deuce?) 😬

    Act 1 finished in 2 Days, bring on Act 2 (and bring on better Act Prizes that are THOH related!) 🖤🦇

    • See…i have the blowing leaves, but no scary music! Also…didnt it used to be darker (screen) overall for the halloween events?🎃

      • Sandytoes74

        No leaves in the wind
        No music
        No changes in screen (unless I D.I.Y. (lol)

        Just the water (except the ocean) and no scary 🐟

        It’s so phoned in by L-EA-Z-Y (ok, at least Bart Screen interruptions are over – for now – I guess EA Staff got tired of being ripped a new one by Tappers to “fix the game app!”)

        I DO appreciate getting what I can from prior THOH Events, but the Act Prizes and overall presentation this year isn’t THOH (it’s cut n’ paste “here you go Tappers, bye, I quit working at EA!”)

        You know it’s bad when Alissa isn’t reviewing the Act 1 / Week 1 Event Prizes , right? 🎃🧛‍♀️⚰️🧛‍♂️☠️🦇

    • CBrown and Xian Death link..? Are you my ex-roommate? Have you ever been in a hot tub with Lemmy Kilmeister?

      • Ahoypolloy
        I attended Rozz William’s memorial service
        I only said hello to Lemmy whenever he was at the Rainbow (and wasn’t occupied) I left Silverlake / Hollywood in ’98 (it was time) I can only say the top of the Park View Plaza was the place to be “back in the day” 😉

  17. Have been here and playing the game for a long while. I took advantage of the wailing walls glitch and properly boosted my bonus % to over 10000% from about 2000%
    Definitely it is a double edged sword because the more there is to collect the longer it takes and while I don’t regret taking advantage of the glitch I have already stored almost all of what I bought because the time it takes to collect takes the fun out of the game
    I will use the added bonus as and when I need to.
    To all the donut farmer sceptics and who think that it is killing the game (which for the record I think it has) why oh why did EA set it up to be abused in the first place? They had the levels and could have stayed with that and no one would have played any differently.
    A big thanks to all the guys who run this site, I have been playing this game for long enough to know what it brings on every update but that doesn’t stop me from looking here on a daily basis because of the community you have brought together ♥️

  18. Since the BSOD situation has abated I’d like to invite my neighboreeno’s to visit my newly re’vamped’ Transylvania. The bramble hedge maze is still a work in progress but already better than I expected. The best part so far? Characters can actually walk through the wailing faces! You’ll have to scroll a bit to find it, it’s opposite my SH.
    On my way to a food truck fair on this beautiful WA autumn day, back with my event thoughts later. Happy Sunday Tappers.
    My heart goes out to all our Cali. friends.

  19. Happy Sunday all 👻😉 looking like all the bugs been fixed, 😁🤞, just finished a week’s holiday so early to bed as a 5:30 alarm set, have fun👻👻🎃🎃 and have a good week all

  20. Happy Sunday y’all! I can’t believe I completed the first prize track so quickly. What to do. What to do?

    Random songs for a Sunday

    1. Inspectah Deck “Intro”
    2. Doris Day “You’ll Never Know”
    3. The Black Crowes “Cosmic Friend”
    4. War “The Cisco Kid”
    5. Johnny Cash “I Just Thought You’d Like To Know”
    6. Robert Fripp “1985”
    7. Yes “Yours Is No Disgrace”
    8. R.E.M. “Me In Honey”
    9. KMFDM “Glory”
    10. L7 “Human”
    11. The Who “The Acid Queen”
    12. Trey Anastasio/Tom Marshall “Dirt”
    13. Grateful Dead “Help On the Way/Slipknot/Franklin’s Tower” (live)
    14. Ratdog “Desolation Row” (live)
    15. Lucas “Lucas With the Lid Off” (Extended Version)
    16. The Charlie Daniels Band “Saddle Tramp”
    17. Wrathchild America “Another Nameless Face”
    18. Tha Dogg Pound “Gitta Strippin”
    19. Lita Ford “Loverman”
    20. The Jesus And Mary Chain “April Skies”
    21. Mudhoney “Baby Oh Baby”
    22. Roxy Music “Mother Of Pearl”
    23. Lou Reed “Berlin”
    24. Heart “Rage”
    25. Marilyn Manson “We’re From America”

    • Nice list, here are a few from mine:

      1. I am the slime – Frank Zappa
      2. Monster Skank – The Infectious Grooves
      3. Photograph – Nickelback
      4. El mensaje en lo botella – Ekhymosis
      5. Argh f@$% kill – dayglo abortions
      6. Crazy – patsy cline
      7. Hand of diom – Black Sabbath
      8. Testify – Stevie Ray Vaughan
      9. Rockin in the free world – Neil Young
      10. Upside down – Jack Johnson
      11. Mother – Pink Floyd
      12. Phantom Lord – Metallica
      13. New Orleans is Sinking – The Tragically Hip
      14. Over the hill – ten years after
      15. We’re not gonna take it – Twisted Sister

      • I got in a random conversation about The Infectious Grooves ther other day. Weird they’d come up twice in a week. The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move is in my top ten albums. Dibba dabba dibba dabba hey hey hey…go psycho…go psycho

    • Have a list however I’d rather highlight this. Not sure what rock I was living under. Just heard Disturbed version of Sound of Silence. MInd Blown! Beautiful. Great cover.

  21. Out here in burning California
    Winds 5 to 15 MPH. I’m in the end of a power grid. All my neighbors west of me and north have no power- for at least the past 12 hours.
    Mandatory evacuations 50 miles north from Geyserville, California to almost Santa Rosa out to the coast at Bodega Bay.
    My new, fast internet is down and I’m using the last three months of my old contract slow internet.
    The top of my neighbors gazebo blew off.


    Happy Sunday everyone

    This silly game is just a distraction

    • Oh my gosh….please stay safe!💜
      Prayers for a big rain!

    • OMG! Be safe Tracy!
      CA can’t stop burning …. and PG&E / SCE need to replace their archaic power grid

      • 4 miles to the west- FIRE
        2 miles to the north – FIRE
        Both induced mandatory evacuations.
        I’m safe, but my oh my. Luckily the winds are subsiding. Unfortunately Tuesday the winds will kick up again
        Friends and second tier ‘family’ impacted by evacuations, but no damage.

        • OMG Tracy 😟
          It’s time to relocate to Nevada
          I’m scared what the new 🔥’s in West Los Angeles
          And in the Hills of North Hollywood
          And Kincaid (Nor Cal)
          And San Bernardino / Riverside County
          Will do to the ecosystem 😕
          All those people without homes
          Horses evacuated

          Stay safe please

  22. Matthew Szekeresh

    Really happy with all the returning content for this event. I’m hoping that whatever the second mystery box is that drops next week has some premium items I want. I’ve been reticent to spend any donuts on the yearbook until I see more of what’s coming but haven’t been able to find spoilers online.

    • I agree with the returning content being available. I’m happy that some of it is available for cash and the rest of it is in the mystery boxes. I got the Monster’s Castle in a mystery box at the moment and there is an item from last year that I’ll be getting in the next act according to the calendar rather than donuts. There are some more items from last year that I’m hoping will be returning in this event.

  23. Happy Sunday to all my Halloweenies!!!
    First off….a HUGE thank you to the almighty Server Gods out there! 2 days of not having to play Russian roulette with the Bart screen! Not even ONCE!!! And I actually got to visit my full neighbor list! Don’t know what’s going on…but its GOOD for a change so YAAAY!!! I might go buy a lotto ticket…who knows?
    Have a great day kids!❤🎃

  24. Don’t want to jinx it, but has EA finally (albeit quietly) patched the Bart Screen? The past two days and this morning, I have not experienced the Bart Screen of Death every time I’ve logged into the game. I still cautiously only farm 3 Tiki Farms at a time since I still don’t trust the game’s server.

    Got the last prize (Zia Simpson) this past Friday. Until act 2 arrives, I’m sending all my characters on their 24 hr tasks (if they have them or if the require another characters). God’s 24 hr task is really worth it.

    In non-Simpsons/TSTO news, the World Series is now tied 2-2 (with the road team winning each time) for those who are still following baseball.

  25. I don’t want to throw a jinx out there, but I haven’t seen the Bart screen in nearly 24 hours…

    • Thanks to the Wailing Walls I have now completed the year book and so have nothing to spend donuts on

      I’m in a position where I can earn over 100 million in cash each day and a substantial amount of donuts without KEM farming. I don’t need to spend any money in game (not that I have spent much in all the years I’ve been playing)

      I would like the opportunity to purchase some more characters who haven’t appeared again, like the Barflies, so I can complete some more character sets

      I will wait untill the event is over and the more than 100 tasks I have built up are completed before I nuke my town and rebuild, as I’ve been shoving buildings and items haphazardly

      I’m just missing a little bit of land at the bottom, which I should have I’m a few weeks

  26. Whilst I miss the “old style” tapping events, visiting friends towns etc, I was getting a bit fed up with that formula before they abandoned it. Now, I’d love it to return! But, trying to be positive, it is nice to have a “no pressure’ event that doesn’t rely on logging every four hours or missing a prize

    It would be lovely if EA could offer a couple of big, old school events a year, and offer the new format at other times.

    On a less positive note, I decided to invest some real money in the game yesterday, in the spirit of trying to keep EA interested ( spent loads on it in the past, zilch in the last 12 months). Bought a golden scratch card, paid for a golden scratch card and didn’t get it 🙁

  27. Happy Sunday,

    This week in TSTO has been good for me but mainly as a result of the glitch with the wailing walls allowing me to boost my bonus %age. The actual event is ok, the prizes pretty irrelevant to the Halloween theme. I think the Halloween decorations available for in game cash are probably the best thing so far. Hopefully next part of the act is a bit more halloweenish!
    Almost there getting God, 595 🍩 so far so not too far to go now!

  28. This THOH has been the biggest disappointment thus far. I have been playing since 2013. Sounds like the end is near.
    The Simpsons have begun their descent since season 12. I have 1250 donuts and nothing worth spending on.
    Thinking of uninstalling the app.
    Sad. 😕

    • Go on hiatus. Take up yoga, skating, or any fun legal physical activity. Come back in a year or two. Than, use those doughnuts spinning the wheel of mystery boxes to get the premium items that you missed. You can uninstall the game if you need the space on your device, just don’t forget your login info.

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