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, the season finale! What do you think will happen in the new episode?  What did you think of season 31? Favorite episode?

The Simpsons Wrestling Event is officially over, did you unlock all the prizes?  Thoughts on the event? What do you think we’ll see next?  (Likely a mini event)

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)  

Stay safe.  Wash your hands.  Social distance.    Remember, we’re all in this together.

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!

54 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. Grandpa Stewart

    Does anybody remember how to make the pride crosswalks?

  2. Here’s a possibly silly question about Burns’ Dragon Pile of Treasure… I think I have this, but I’ve been unable to locate it in my town. I tried turning off all the filters except decorations, no luck. It supposedly came with Burns’ Dragon, which is supposed to be a full character. If so, I think I should be able to find the Dragon in one of three places: 1) My “See what your characters are doing” list, 2) my inventory’s Characters list, or 3) the store’s Characters list. Right? Since I see nothing under “Burns’ Dragon” in any of those places, should that mean I didn’t get the combo when it was available? That’d be weird, ‘cause I’ve been trying to just get everything when it comes out and store what I can’t use, but possible, I guess.
    Anyway, am I right that this is where I’d find the dragon? And if so, that finding the dragon would let me find the Pile of Treasure?
    I really think I saw the Pile of Treasure at some point in my town, but I sure can’t find it now!

  3. Hi there!

    So I’ve only just started playing with my son, seven years old and a huge Simpsons fan. We have two accounts going side by side, keeping pace – I am slightly further ahead to make sure I know what he needs to do.

    I have a question – we’ve both reached Level 17 and brought the Police Station with Wiggum. They both built but mine went straight into Wiggum’s Patrol Springfield quest, but my son’s didn’t fire. Is there any way of forcing it to fire, or are we stuck? And if it doesn’t fire, does that mean no Gilded Truffle etc? Or are questioned separate to each other?

  4. Does anyone know if the donut factory is in the yearbook? I know it’s probably not, but hey, I can hope!

  5. Just see a game advert called overdrive city were the cars actually drive on the roads, woohoo they have the technology and programming, EA you have competitor, what next unlimited land and built to scale lol

  6. I realized it has been a long time since I last commented (Besides the ones I made in the recent “caption this” post :P, though I have been checking in on the goings on here (TSTOA )
    Covid-19 and the temporary shut down on an alternative social media app has left me realizing I need to reconnect with old and possibly new friends.

    That’s as much info as I feel comfortable sharing for now, but I’ll send an email under a different email address soon (some reason the one I sign into on here isn’t really working as far as sending and receiving emails.. but the first and last part of my new email is the same, so you’ll know it is me.

    Stay awesome and I’ll check back in later 😛

  7. It appeares I can now longer connect to my game for my once a day tap and collect, revolving donut, tried a reinstall and couldn’t log in, I was able to get in anonymous but don’t think I want to start from scratch?? Go figure, any ideas tappers

    • What are the specs for the device you are using?
      (I know those with a device low on memory (ROM) are feeling the frustrations)

      How did clearing the cache in your App Settings work?
      (this works for me most of the time)

      How old is your devices OS (Operating System)?
      (for example, Android devices using anything older than OS 8.0 Oreo are not able to Login)

      FYI there was is a new download on Tuesday 5/19/20 (brings Load Screen back to regular one)

      How is your Wifi / 4G LTE Network?
      (It got very Windy here in Las Vegas and we lost Telecom for 2 hours – no Tapping for me at lunch)

      I still don’t think EA has a Network to handle the Game App (does anyone?) 🤔

      • All good, just EAs hardware,software

        • Agreed! 👍🏻

          Too many Bart Simpson Screens per 24 hours (this is why I rush with 🍩’s and only Login once a Day!)

          I was laughing the last 2 Days with a 5G Network offering up minimum 500,000 mbs on my device and still having Network issues with EA’s TSTO Game App at 1:00 am (yes, I playfully heckled them on Twitter @EAHelp until I actually got Tech Support to apologize). 😅👉🏻

          This Mini Event is fun, the technological snafus are not (Stay Safe 🌞)

  8. I recently realized I hadn’t bought some of the aspiration (high priced buildings) items in one of my games. Because of my bonus % level I received a lot of donuts. Since I am maxed out on currency, I was thinking when I need donuts I could just sell and rebuy these items (instead of RTT). Has anyone tried to sell and buy them again?

    • The thought crossed my mind, but if the game disconnects then you’ll lose some donuts. I’ll stick to tediously laying down blood mobiles less than 10 at a time.

    • Started this game at launch. Logged in and completed daily activity every day without a miss until yesterday. The game never connected despite trying all day. Same thing today. Hopefully it starts connecting again. Can’t really complain since it’s been 8 or 9 years? But still like collecting my stuff

  9. WeWantKrunchy

    First, many many thanks to our resident addicts and the hard work they put into this site. Your work is greatly appreciated.

    Query: I know we’ve all been hoping for an item limit increase, but I was wondering if anyone knows the exact item limit number at this point. I get warnings at 10,150, 10,300, 10,450, etc, but how high does it actually go at this point?

  10. Quick question. The Chez Guevara building gives the adults a premium job, Dance the Senor Burns. Is there a building that gives kids a premium job?? Thanks!!

  11. Is there a way to get Sideshow Bob? He didn’t appear at the point in the game where he should have and now i need him 🙁

  12. Rosalie Wadelius

    I don’t know if this ok to write about problems
    with the game? Anyway can’t get out from the wrestling game, no update in the playstore.
    My husband, daughter and I have the same problem. We have all been playing for years – and particularly miss playing now! Just interested if anyone else is having the same problem! We are in Sweden.☺

    • If you mean the loading screen (or splash screen) and app icon is still the same as it was in the event then they are staying until EA releases a store update which will probably be tomorrow or Wednesday to change them.

      If you still have the prize track(s), Alissa said on the “Simpsons Wrestling Event is Nearing the End” post “As far as questlines go, what’s happened in the past is that the current prize you’re working on (on any questline) you were able to finish. Once that current prize was completed then the questline disappeared.”.

      • Rosalie Wadelius

        Thank you very much for this information!!!!
        So nice to know that I’ll be able to play soon

        • Google Playstore has an update (brings your Load Screen back to normal) on Tuesday 5/19/20 😀👍🏻

  13. Something I’m super frustrated with is the fact that certain jobs are prioritised over others. In particular, I hate that all my new characters will instead of their normal 4 hour jobs, go to the boiled potato to “Drink and Babysit”. I really like the building and don’t want to get rid of it, but I want people doing their own thing.

  14. Seen so many people jogging with dogs lately. Figured I give it a go and its been a while. Made it 5 KM or 3 Miles. Realized i had to do the same distance to get back home. Sat down on a strangers front lawn catching my breath and drank all my water. Considered calling a Uber but then just walked home haha

    • So how is your dog ?
      🐕 🚕
      Did he take the Uber and pass you by on the street wagging his tail . Getting home before you did sitting in your chair with the look like what did I do .

      See ya bye . 👽🛸

  15. Is anyone else daily challenge stuck in a never-ending loop ?? It just keeps doing the same thing, I tap them and they come out and go back in. Help please!!

    • Do you mean that your characters are stuck in a building? Like the Kwik e mart? If so, you just need to put the building everyone is stuck in into storage, then you can place the building back in your Springfield & everyone will be free. I hope this helps 🙂

    • Put the building in storage then bring it back out .

      You are welcome . 😀

      See ya bye . 👽🛸

  16. I kind of enjoy how the textures go all glitchy a lot…
    I find it amusing, for various reasons, but mostly because as a game designer it’s nice to see that even EA has bugs that they never solve.

  17. Just dropping in to say Hi 👋😷
    Not much happening here…still at home with my sister and now also my Mom (she has come to live with us). Haven’t played in about 6 months, but I drop in to the forum pretty regularly to check see how everybody is doing. Patric…I loved this week’s Friday Forum…where did you say you got those mushrooms?🤪

    Still no change in the “item limits”, I guess, so I’m back to SimCity for the time being.

    Hope everybody is using good judgement when “getting back to normal”…it ain’t normal till it’s normal, and we’re nowhere near a vaccine yet.

    My bunch is just laying low for a while yet..a few car trips but no restaurants and limited trips to the store.
    We did stock up on some meat at Sam’s Club this week (before the beef and pork prices hit the roof) so we’re set for a couple months or more. I like an occasional steak, but with steak prices expected to reach $30/lb by mid-summer, it seemed smart to get a whole boneless ribeye @10.99 and cut it into steaks. We also bought some ground beef and a pork butt (for the smoker) and put them away for later. We didn’t go nuts, but it seemed prudent to freeze a few things while they’re still reasonably priced. Had to sacrifice a bag of hot dog buns (the birds loved us 🥰), but it all fit in the freezer. ❄️👍❄️

    Soooo…you can see we’ve just been “living la vida loca”🥳🎉with no end in sight! Take care everybody😄.

    • Glad to see you’re still here….was getting worried cause I never see you post anymore. I will keep you as my neighbour….not that I can visit any of my neighbours anyways. Take care and stay healthy and safe!! 😁

      • Hi Swissy…I’m hoping the next update will be the one that brings us all back into the game…fingers crossed! 🤞😄🤞

    • Missing you! Stay healthy!!!❤🌸🌹☔😁

      • Hi Sandy…just waiting for a fun update (hopefully with an item limit jump) and I’ll be back. Hope your family is staying well, too.

    • How is SimCity on Android?

      Hope You & Family are staying Safe during this Pandemic (you know I wear a mask + gloves everywhere I go)

      WinCo had the best deal on meat this weekend ….. but let’s be honest – the price on many things has gone up due to demands (price gauging sucks!)

      You are missed, but I respect your decisions to step away from the TSTO Game App (EA hasn’t done much to improve it!)

      Stay Safe 🌞

      • Hi CJ👋 …
        Never played on Android, sorry. My gameplay has always been on an iPad but the graphics are certainly impressive on my pad and the game always works glitch free and freeze free. I’m actually taking a break this week from SimCity cuz I’m spending waaaayyyy too much time there.
        Everybody here is good…Hope you and your bunch are safe as well.👍😁

  18. So I didn’t have this game when they did the Stone Cutters. I have picked up all the characters when they did a rebate a while back. Number one can’t even do his first task as it requires Fewer Lattes. Is that available anywhere?

    • Nerd_alert2016

      Have you maxed out the amount of lattes you can store at the coffee shop? If so, buy some SH items to lower the amount of lattes in storage. At some point you will also need the Mountain Lodge, if you don’t already have it.

    • Have you maxed out how many lattes you can store for Springfield Heights? If so, you’ll need to get it below the limit before Number One can do this task.

  19. Too lazy to post a pic (or enter the showoff), but I parked Burns’ Excess Pile behind the Springfield Storage Locker (came with CJ Pro Bidder) to make that building a little less bland.

  20. 😀🌮🍺

    See ya bye . 👽🛸

  21. So like most people I am in lockdown, So I decided to do some redesign on my town. It really reminded me why I enjoy this game.
    I had to sacrifice a lot of walls, fences, and trees to get more buildings out.
    So I’d like to suggest to EA, if they happen to peruse these forums to create longer runs of these items to help reduce the overall number without impeding the designs. Also monorail tracks. I used to have a lovely rail surrounding my town which had to go because of the item limit.
    And while I’ve got their hypothetical ears how about more variety in floor designs and let us place whatever we want on any surface and please create an across water variation for each like we currently only have for roads.
    And my final plea, please release the remaining land at Springfield heights. I want all my rich folk to live there and currently they are stuck in storage.
    Please help me release my one percenters.

    • All good points, if only EA listened especially the item limits and Springfield heights

    • Only in TSTO can we “release the hounds” , but we can’t “release the 1%’s” (I’m right with you in wanting that vacant space adjacent to Springfield Heights open! And increase the Item Limits!) 😀👍🏻

  22. Happy Sunday all. Hope everyone is staying safe. So i have 6 hours left on my Corn I am growing at Cletus’s farm. So exciting after 90 days. Still capped with money in the game and wish you could buy higher priced items like escalator to sky etc… anyways have a great Sunday.

  23. MangoFusion01


  24. Happy Sunday all, big walk today over the pentland hills, 4 and a half hours then back home to help prepare a chicken and leek pie my daughter was making, now for a beer be good, be safe 😁

    • Winner, winner!

    • Pentland Hills, that’s Edinburgh area I believe.
      I was born in St Andrews Fife but we moved South to Kent when I was a boy.
      Have visited Edinburgh on many occasions & always love it there. Although I’ve lived in England for many years now, I will always be a proud Scot.
      Keep safe.

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