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…..

After several weeks off the Simpsons are back tonight with an all new episode! What will happen in the  new episode tonight?

Black History Month Act 2 hit this week. What are your initial thoughts on Act 2? Prizes? Storyline?

How’s your Springfield design 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 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!

69 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. Grinding away, and I still had to spend doughnuts to catch up to the schedule, so I’ll get Oprah (Opal?) today… oh, well, first world problems… Loving the dialogue, though!

  2. Cat got me up early this morning.
    Needed loving
    Got Opal, as I was awake.
    A dozen tasks left to complete Part 2
    Five days
    Three tasks per day
    🎼🎶 I think I can make it! 🎼🎶
    🎼🎶 One more time 🎼🎶

    I got the music in me! 🎼🎶

  3. What was up with Gods comments Sunday morning?

    • Did you just unlock the first prize of Act 2 Sunday morning? If so, Gods comments came to you Sunday morning. But if you unlocked it yesterday or will tomorrow, then Gods comments will appear yesterday or tomorrow, respectively. It’s part of the dialogue after unlocking prize 1 and sending Carl on a task for prize 2.

    • Safi is correct in that God has a conversation with Carl (no spoilers, just keep Tapping in Act 2 and read the dialogue) 😂👌🏻

  4. Is there a way to delete items from storage before you hit the maximum? I have collected alot of garbage would like to clear it out. Thanks for the help.

    • Storage is unlimited

    • Estelle

      Storage is eternal (Alissa is precise), but if you are referring to Content put in Storage that you wish we could delete (but you can’t) ….. yeah that’s one of many things we’ve asked of EA (along with Gifting your Neighboreenos).

  5. I just wanted to let everyone know that I allowed a kid on the bus to nuke my Springfield. He was so happy! “YAY, the cartoon place is all gone!”

    Of course I was planning on doing it anyway in a careful, coordinated way but this was much more fun. Time to rebuild!

  6. Still waiting for EA to rerelease old Gil deals. During the Amazon Kindle glitch last summer a lit of us missed out on getting baby Moe and Barney with Moe’s lemonade. Would also like to get J Edgar Hoover, Larry & Sam, etc.

    • J Edgar Hoover (and the other Presidents) are in the Mystery Box. There is a LOT of Content in the Mystery Box deemed Gil worthy) 😃👍🏻

  7. As the Sea Captain might say “It’s been three years of the same old crap and I’m rarin’ fer a kill”.

    This is starting to grow a tad stale.

  8. Will they ever continue the Road to Riches? The last prize is still the Rock and the hard Place

    • I don’t know if EA will continue (they’ve dropped the ball on many things that were started over the years) 🤔 …… Rock And A Hard Place is one of my favourite Homer Simpson Visual Tasks? 🙃👍🏻

  9. This man is walking by a restaurant in New York City and in the window it says we can fix any dinner you want or we will give you $1,000 .
    So he goes inside sits down at the table and the waiter comes up and ask him what he would like.
    The man says I would like a elephant ear on a bun.
    The waiter asks would you like a African elephant ear or a Indian elephant ear.
    The man says a African elephant ear.
    The waiter is gone for 30 minutes and then he comes back and he lays down $1,000 on the table .
    The man’s starts laughing says no elephant ear.
    The waiter replies we just ran out buns.

    See ya bye. 👽

  10. Well, to those in the 🇬🇧 and 🇪🇺 experiencing a difficult time logging into TSTO, chances are Winter Storm Dennis is not helping (honestly? you own safety means more to me then “oh no the storm won’t allow me to Tap” , so please be safe from the floods and coastal tide!) … but even Stateside we get the occasional Bart Simpson Screen of Death (I do!)🤦🏼‍♂️

    Here’s where you need to communicate with EA (because if you don’t ? they won’t care!) –

    Please let them know what’s going on at your end (chances are you may find EA posting regarding any Network issues). For those still wondering if they should farm 🍩’s? (yes! nothing wrong with expediting thru an Event – provided you want the Prizes! if the Content is of no interest? it’s ok to skip and wait for Act 3, or just skip the whole Event! the best part about TSTO as a Game App is you have choices).

    Are some of you still “?” about Carl’s Dad Caverns? Either A] you obtained it during the Wild West 2016 Event or B] you don’t have it and EA needs to make it available in some capacity so that the “Carl’s Spend Time with Dad animated job” kinda makes sense (make some noise on Twitter and Facebook, or EA won’t care!)

    Well it’s my Birthday Weekend / our Valentine’s Weekend (we both get President’s Day off on Monday – yes!), Patric wrote a lovely Friday Filler (please go have a read if you haven’t) and we’ve got a concert to prepare for (stay excellent! 👋🏻🎸)

  11. Welcome back Mark.
    Hope you had a good trip and I thank you for at least 3 El Quattros in the last few days!
    I have been a bit bored with this event and only been playing enough to get event currency so I am sorry I have not got you back.
    I will try harder next week!

    • As yet another Mark who collects El Quattros (apparently, my candidate “4-peat” isn’t gonna fly), I’m still trying to get ya! Unfortunately, El Patric is way too popular, apparently!
      – Mark (cpuworks)

  12. It’s been really frustrating on my end too, but not 11 in a row; that’s madness!!! I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one, even though no one should have to deal with it.

    • Remember

      You have choices …. if the Event Prize Content isn’t of interest, you can ignore it (you may prefer the Premium Character Building Combos). At least EA lets you decide (I will admit only 30% of the new Content so far is worthy)….

  13. Nobody wants chicken dinner?

  14. Is anyone else in the UK having trouble logging into the server, I’ve been unable to for the last 2 hours?

  15. So, this could be a long post, please be patient… about a week ago I had a 1hr daily task to send characters to buy milk. I had a cuppla hundred folk doing nothing so sent them all to the shop. 60 minutes later I collected the rewards but noticed that as soon as folk came out, they immediately turned around and went back in! I soon discovered that by clicking to visit my neighbours then immediately going back to the main game I could collect rewards again and again and again without having to wait an hour to do so!! Not being one to pass up on an opportunity and with the help of the multiplier I have managed to build up to level 939 and gained over 400 doughnuts! Problem now though, I can’t work out how to get my characters out and keep them out! Closing the game and restarting has no effect. I was going to try delete/re-install but a warning said I’d lose all the data.
    So good people, has anyone out there had this happen or got any ideas on what I can try please? Many thanks in advance, John

    • Have u tried to store the kwik e mart?

    • First, have you tried storing the building?
      Also, if you have an account, you shouldn’t lose data by reinstalling.

      In any event, I have run into this KEM glitch in each of my 3 games at various times. I’ve also seen comments from other players that make me think others have stumbled onto this mini-bonanza. As you’ve noted, it’s great until you need to get out of it.
      Just to clarify: When I had the glitch, I would collect the reward, but no one actually came of the kwik-e-mart. I would visit the neighbors, come back and the reward was ready to collect again. So the glitch I experienced might be a variation of the one you are experiencing.
      If I remember correctly, I think I would break out of it by collecting the reward, and then unstoring a stored character, (usually Cecil, to avoid ” Road to Riches” mishaps.) The next collection, everyone would emerge from the KEM, breaking the cycle.
      I don’t know if this will work for you, but good luck with it! Let us know how it turns out.

      • MangoFusion01 (FKA NicoRox13)

        3 games?

        In that case,
        El Barto!
        El Barto!

        And one more time

        El Barto!

      • It was actually the Newfangled KEM I was stuck in. Took your advice and stored the KEM and sure enough, out they all trotted and went about their business. Knew I could rely on you guys, many thanks.

  16. Hope you are all having a good weekend.
    Here in Britain we have had a storm over most of the country, with some poor folks being flooded out of their homes.
    Suppose we have to be grateful we don’t get it as bad as some countries but still a lot of distruption none the less.

  17. How do you make Carl work the animated activity with the first thing of week 2? This is not very exciting but some neat new stuff with it. Now ,have to figure out where to put them in my town. Have a good day folks! 😅

  18. Is the BSOD back for anyone else?

    • Hi Gimbgie,
      I just got that FRACKING screen 11 times in a row. 😤😤😬🙅😫😫😫😫😫😫. I I’m not joking !! I felt like throwing my Kindle across the room. I came here instead to calm down. Don’t want to lose my. E books . This is so frustrating ! I was just about to finally get my token. Yeah I’m still on act one, even though I did the Dr. Hilbert quest from act 2. Oh well.

      • THOSE ARE NOT THE EMOJIS I TAPPED ON ! What’s going on today? I think my Kindle fire is full of gremlins. !!!!!!😎

        • It’s been really frustrating on my end too, but not 11 in a row; that’s madness!!! I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one, even though no one should have to deal with it.

          • Gimbgie, thanks for your comment. I’m really frustrated with eA and this crappy update! Lol. But I have to finish it so I can get the character prize. Even though some of them are also lackluster. Can’t win. 😎

  19. I couldn’t take the snail pace of this event. So I used doughnuts to speed my way through.

    I’ve got thousands of doughnuts saved up that I can’t use for anything else. My time is more valuable to me than the stupid doughnuts.

    Act 2 done. Thank Jeebus.

    • A wise decision, because there is more to do away from TSTO (or, if you can log in, farm 🍩’s) 😉👌🏻
      Finally used Token (Prize 4) to obtain University Nerds on Friday (last Prize in Mystery Box, so it’s 12 🍩’s from henceforth in Act 3 & Act 4) ….. I can slack until Tuesday for the last Prize in Act 2!

      • Hi CJBROWNLV. I’LL TAKE SOME OF THOSE DOUGHNUTS OFF YOUR HANDS! 😎 I’m so behind that I just got my token today. I got the Stadium with the Boxer and suit skin that comes with a tiger. (Forgot his name already) Now that prize was worth grinding for. Yeah !!! Lol 😎 I want to get the GRR ? Land token factory but only have 104 doughnuts. So I’m also grinding away with the Monorail. Hope I make it. 😃

        • ….SILLYBOY…… I put the doughnuts comment under the wrong name.😱. Sorry CJBROWNLV. LOL

        • Hey CrazyMom

          You mean Boxer Drederick Tatum with the Stadium (and his Hero Skin with the Tiger?) Hey that’s a score (and his dialogue is quite funny!)

          It may sound odd, but raising your Springfield Bonus % to a high level (I’m at 790%) , turning on the Collider (costs 🍩’s but worth it to increase your maximum pay out of XP Simpsons$ by another 3 times the regular amount), then choosing how you 🍩 farm (I use blood mobiles) can be rewarding in its own way (I can do a little at a time, then earn up to 50 to 89 🍩’s a Day). Keep on Tapping and use the 🍩’s wisely 😉👌🏻

          We’ve asked for years to be able to Gift our Neighboreenos, but EA won’t allow it.

          • CJBROWNLV….Yeah that’s the character Boxer Tatum. It’s one of the better prizes from the BHM box. 😎
            Do you turn the xp collider on before you buy the Blood Mobiles or when you go to sell them ? How many do you think I should start with? Thanks CJ. ):-))ž-z- yikes ! I just looked down at the gibberish after your initials. Did not do on purpose. I’m finally getting sleepy. Hope I fall asleep now. Lol.

            • Crazymom732

              Sleep is more important than Tapping (and ☕ during Tapping is relaxing) 😉

              Always turn the XP Collider on before doing anything (I tend to turn mine on for 7 Days), as this increases the amount of XP & Cash (not Event Currency) you collect from Characters, Buildings (and Decor bought when Farming 🍩’s , the same Decor that you sell back afterwards).

              How many bloodmobiles to purchase when Farming 🍩’s? I do about 12 each time I collect in 4 Hours (I’m at 790% in my Springfield, so I obtain about 15 to 20 🍩’s at a time) – not too much as I don’t want to trigger the Bart Simpson Screen of Death.

              I need ☕ 😃

              • CJBROWNLV.
                Thanks CJ. I agree with your comment about sleep. It’s just that it eludes me. Chronic insomnia I guess? 😑
                My daughter tells me I have narcolepsy???😱. Who knows. 😎
                Ok enough of that. I give it a shot and let you know how it goes. Thanks again.
                Bye 😎

  20. Well…..
    This Event is a bit time consuming. However, due to weird sleep scheduling, first thing Monday morning I sound be around 450 – just shy of the first character of Part 2.
    Annoyingly, earning 71 every 4 hours, when one needs 150. And currency does NOT carry over.
    One either figures out how to stagger tasks,
    Or waste currency
    Or spend sprinkles to rush a few tasks.

    Oh, woe is me / we

    EA, please fix visiting neighbors and introduce an Event where we have to hunt down Evil Troglodytes that inhabit Carl’s Dads Cavern – to save Springfield from being overwhelmed. And to collect hunks if coal and rubies and stalagmites.

    And this is just what I came up with in The time it took me to type.
    Granted, I type slow…

    • My modus operandi:

      I rush thru to obtain Event Prizes of interest
      I calmly Grind for Event Prizes of no interest
      (an exception? I practically spent the sprinkles thru 90% of Act 2 so that I get a 3 Day Weekend away from TSTO).

      Having 🍩’s is vital in TSTO (71 Event Currency per 4 Hours isn’t bad, it’s more then what Patric figured math wise in the Calendar).

  21. Happy Sunday everyone!

  22. I’m so excited about this event that I dropped my hot pocket .

    See ya bye. 👽

  23. I got used to the easy grind and have fallen behind in the event. Will the characters be available for donuts after the event?

    I maxed cash this week. Still grinding the $2B for Springfield Heights.

    • We can’t assume anything with EA anymore (half the time Alissa doesn’t get a packet of info pre Event repeat, half the time they info isn’t accurate).

      I can say the Premium Character Building Combos for Act 1 and Act 2 have been worth it (both are available to earn Event Currency in Act 2 only).

      I encourage to concentrate on Content of interest, then ignore what is not of interest (at least the main Mystery Box is filled with plenty of prior Content).

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