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…..

The Simpsons are back tonight with an all-new episode! What do you think will happen? Will you be watching?

We’ve reached the end of Abe’s in Toyland.  Have you finished the prize track?   Ready for it to end?  Thoughts?

How was your New Year’s Eve?  Do anything fun?  Off to a good start for 2020?

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)   Don’t forget Springfield Showoff, featuring your Abe’s in Toyland…or just Christmas…designs!  Deadline to get those designs in is January 7th!  (email them to

And finally, how was 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!

42 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. 1. Yay! I just got 3 “four-peats”/”el quattros” tagging my neighbors – including one of our FBLs (Fearless Blog Leaders), whose town is SO popular I often can’t even get ONE tag in!
    2. Yes, raise item limit!
    3. Yes, I’m another one who can’t find any non-tagging buildings to tap in my neighbors’ towns… as many have said, let’s hope the end of this event brings the end of this bug!

    • It’s good to see you are still going for the “el quattro tag slam”!
      I think you might have got me yesterday, but it all collected too fast and I couldn’t see all the names.
      Keep at it and when they sort out the visiting problems me and Adey will repay you!

      • LOL… I _think_ the tagging still works fine, unlike normal tapping. The only oddity I’ve noticed is there’s no indication that a tag CAN be applied. You just have to try and see what happens. If you definitely CAN’T tag, since the place is already tagged, that shows up properly.

  2. I think it’s time for another bracket battle…Safi

  3. GooooooooooD Morning!!!!! it was a “fun” weekend… as an adult, doing nothing is fun… so I had fun… spent time with kids and fam, little one is my favorite, even though its the same love for all 3… but the little one is hilarious.. He got the funny bone. School resumed for my kids, so peace and wine during the day. — I haven’t been able to tap on any friend in TSTO, it says I don’t have any friends. 🙁 . in real life I CAN”T tap friends either, all this needing consent kind of thing and need to have real life friends too.. so in conclusion I will say: Happy Tapping, Happy grinding!! and don’t forget the wine, wine is good.

  4. Can I ask a favour? I started a new Springfield (johnfarmergmx) and need just ONE more ‘Friend’. There is a bug in adding friends in game and now on but it IS possible if you have the Origin app installed on your desktop. If some kind person has the app and willing to add me I would be most grateful. The steps are:
    1. Start the origin app on your PC or Mac and login with your normal game login details
    2. Click on FRIENDS in the top bar and ADD FRIEND
    3. Enter johnfarmergmx and add me.
    3. When I did this from my other game I didn’t get a notification of the game request so please tell me when you have done this and from what username.

    I have to search for you from this end then it will show me the request which I can accept.
    Thanks a lot

    • I have had problems too but successfully added a couple of people in game in the last week. Just tried adding you and the request seems to have sent successfully. Have a look and see if it has arrived.
      Anni x

  5. ” Bring My Flowers Now While I’m Livin’ ”

    See Ya Bye . 👽

  6. To my neighbors,
    You know I visit most of you nearly every day. I still have the glitch which gives me nothing in your towns to tap on. Please know that I’m not ignoring you. As soon as EA fixes it, I’ll be back visiting you regularly.

    • I have exacfly yhe same problem from my most recent 3 neighbours – they were added via origin since I can’t add neighbours in-game any more. I assumed ones added this way just didn’t work. it’s been like that a while now. Do EA even know? They must do.

    • This happens with some of my neighbours with the ones where there is nothing to tap you can tap on the buildings that can be vandalised and get a result.

    • To Tippietippie,
      I know you visit a lot, and I try and visit you at least once a week. But I have the same glitch so I can tap on nothing in your town. We’ll visit later….
      I wish we could leave messages in the towns.

    • I have missed your visits and have the same problem as you. If you want to vandalise my town I have no problem even if you have promised not to!
      I would just be pleased to see you around again in whatever way you can.

  7. Happy Sunday y’all. Random songs

    1. The Byrds “My Destiny”
    2. Hole “”Mrs. Jones”
    3. Exodus “The Toxic Waltz”
    4. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers “Come On Down To My House”
    5. Johnny Cash “Run Softly, Blue River”
    6. Woody Guthrie “John Henry”
    7. Jani Bechar “Ahmrd Wahbi”
    8. Wilco “Solitare”
    9. The Cars “I’m In Touch With Your World”
    10. Duke Ellington “Rhumbop”
    11. Lee Renaldo “Some Hammering”
    12. Jimi Hendrix “Machine Gun” (live)
    13. The Avett Brothers “Thee Fall” (alternate)
    14. Tiny Tim “This Is All I Ask”
    15. Dan Zanes “Moon Over Green Country”
    16. Danzig “Bringer Of Death”
    17. Bad Religion “Dearly Beloved”
    18. David Byrne “I Know Sometimes a Man Is Wrong”
    19. Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band “My Human Gets Me Blues”
    20. The Wonder Stuff “In Clover”
    21. Carpenters “Winter Wonderland/Silver Bells/Silent Night”
    22. Butthole Surfers “Ricky”
    23. The Cure “Trust”
    24. Bob Dylan “Highway 51 Blues”
    25. Tom Waits “Big In Japan”

  8. Is there a downside to reaching the cash limit? Is there a donut limit? Any help would be appreciated.

  9. I hate the inventory… E.A please oh please make your new year resolution to fix this horrible problem. 1). No limit. 2). Let us sell everything we want, or trade with our neighbors. 3). Don’t start from the beginning every time after an item has been placed. 4). Don’t switch between items during placement, I don’t know when this started but it’s freaking annoying. If I’m placing an item just continue with the same item, don’t switch to different one. 5). AND NO LIMIT!

  10. Ccbaines50 | January 5, 2020 at 8:36 am | Reply
    I have. It’s been at least a few weeks that i haven’t been able to tap neighbors. The general one yes, people currently playing no. I’m thinking it’s either something with this event or it’s related to the finger. Alissa anything you’ve heard?

    Ps I’m on android.

    Thank you!!


    Cubalibran | January 5, 2020 at 9:46 am | Reply
    I too can only tap in about 1/3 of my neighbours towns…it’s been that way for awhile. I use an iPad

  11. Happy Sunday everyone!

    Speaking of item limits…..

    Not there yet, however….

    I think next week, ~7 to 10 days from now, I’ll hit the Cash Limit. And then I’ll resume spending $$$ to ensure I get 3 donuts when I ‘level up’ on my XP bonus.

    AND, I just spent my tokens to purchase donuts.
    DO IT. DO IT NOW! Don’t let your tokens expire without using them.

    And for all my neighbors, I’d visit more often if I could find things to tap on. Hopefully, once the event is over, that glitch will disappear

  12. Good morning fellow addicts! Speaking of…sept was my 5 year sober mark and I though I’d get a jump on a New Years resolution, so the first week of December I quit smoking and switched to nicotine lozenges. Been just over a week since I stopped those, cravings are still pretty bad. Damn I forgot how hard this is! I was nicotine free before for 10 years, I just don’t remember how I managed to quit. Anyway, any others out there that are thinking of quitting or trying, be strong! Now to try to fill the void since I’m thinking of it! Enjoy your Sunday 😊

    • Good luck

    • Congratulations and best of luck on the smoking. I have been smoke free for 14 years as of the end of Dec 2019 after 40 years of smoking. A few things that help.. I didn’t really tell anyone that I was stopping. This helped just in case it failed again (tried for 6 years) Don’t say I am quitting smoking.. say I don’t want to smoke anymore and convince yourself that is what you want. Remember, you are only one cigarette away from a full pack every day.

      Good luck and wish you all the best.. You can do it.

    • Good for you! Stay strong! 👍👍👍😊

    • Tag you’re it.
      Like many others I have been unable to visit friends .

      See Ya Bye . 👽

    • When the cravings get bad drink a glass of water fast. if your at home put a put a straw in your mouth, pretend it’s a cigarette. Seriously!

  13. Hi everyone. Hit the item limit today and feeling absolutely gutted. Designing is my favourite part of the game and I don’t want to lose any of my town just to make new sections. Any other design lovers out there with ideas about how to keep the game alive post item limit? I’ve already removed all the items you can’t really notice, like fences behind trees and stuff like that. At this point I am thinking I may just have to stop playing for a while until I have a decent additional limit. Maybe skip a few events and come back in 6 months?
    Anni x

    • Item limits and land hasn’t been raised for a while and Springfield heights still to be opened, all that land

    • What I found when hitting the limit is you can still put stuff in your springfield. It just slows down your game when playing.
      I have hit my limit many times. I just remove unessential items and put them into storage. What would one do with 300+ bonsai trees..not much so they stay in storage. I keep what gives me bonuses and keep my 5 star rating up to par.
      I also keep areas a little tighter area wise and even with no more land to buy I have a lot of open land left to fill.
      Have fun.

      • I think maybe we’re talking about different things. I’ve been through all the warnings already that talk about reaching too many items and slowing your game. I’m now at a point when you simply cannot place any more items. It won’t let you 🙁 I have removed everything superfluous but, as I said, I love designing. Nothing looks as nice when you take all the flowers, bonsais and trees away. I have plenty of land left but can’t place anything on it.

  14. Happy tapping 2020 all, hopefully EA read Patrics Friday filler and are working on a new more exciting way to play the next event to keep up all playing tsto. 🤞

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