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…..

Welp, Game of Games 2 is finished.  Another one in the books. What’s next?  Well, it’s likely time for a mini-event sometime next week.  What do you think we’ll see?  This time last year it was everyone’s favorite, Flanders Family Reunion.  Will we see another hey-diddly reunion?  Something else?

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, whatever that means to you. Just 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!

45 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. For the new event I sent everyone I could to scrub and polish. For the last two days those ninety characters are always at that task. I get all the money and XP go out and come back in and can hit them all again. While it’s a fast way to level up how can I fix this?

  2. Currently Tuesday night. Game is down.

  3. Garyth Hayward

    Absolutely loving this site. Patric’s recent infuriatingly tantalising story drew me in left me with a cliff hanger. I hated it. But I sure as heck will be tuning in next Friday. Smashing work.
    Off the back of that I did a little google and Wikipedia states that as of February this year the tapped out game has made over 200 millions dollars.
    That seems like a decent turnover to me so it saddens me that they have left it to poor Bob (not his real name) to do in secret from the darkened basement of EA all on his lonesome. For a rough average of 25000000 a year surely they could employ two or three Bobs (not their real names) including one of who looks for inspiration from this site.
    But I may be oversimplifying. Sorry for the ramble.
    Thanks for reading to the end, have a lovely week.

  4. Craig_133_Root

    Dude, sounds stupid but stay strong, you Will soon pass these dark times for you and then you will carry on with your life, and remember, enjoy the new Ghost of Tsushima!

  5. Well this has been a not so fun week for me after a few days of illness during my days off including over my Birthday on Saturday I ended being sent home from work early yesterday by my manager and advised to call non emergency number which landed me a trip to the hospital where after many hours of being poked, stabbed and jabbed I was diagnosed with a stomach infection and told to go on a high fibre diet and only drink water. On the plus side it does me I get some time to play the new ghost of tsushima that I got for my Birthday when I’m not crippled over in pain or asleep from lack of energy where I’ve been unable to eat full meals.

    • Craig_133_Root

      Dude, sounds stupid but stay strong, you Will soon pass these darle times for you ant then you will carry on with your life, and remember, enjoy the new Ghost of Tsushima!

  6. Hey there Tsto family just popping in to say wassup Alissa im still around just been silent love how you guys have grown the community speaking of grown omg look at the little Alissa’s love you guys keep up the good work

  7. I feel like I have an addiction to the Yearbook Mystery Box. I don’t buy donuts so it nice to shuffle through and find five I’d be happy with no matter what and go in willing to spend 150. But all my donut harvesting gets me that about once a week or so with Maggie and the train station. That’s my Simpsons grind.

  8. Has anyone else had their account messed up? Mine seems to have been reset to pre-Halloween 2019. All in app purchases gone … all wailing walls gone. All premium items missing.

  9. And,

    Any information as to when the Splash Screen will revert?


    I hope I spent my tokens to buy donuts, ‘cuz they disappeared.

  10. Old joke
    Very OLD joke.
    A fellow is asleep.
    The phone rings and a voice asks, “What time is it?”

    This occurs over several weeks.
    He gets curious about time in other time zones. He fills his house with clocks. He gets to where he knows what time it is without looking at the clock.
    The government finds out. They hire him. They lock hi, in a room, where to this days, he says…..

  11. Happy Sunday, I know it’s a long shot but hoping the next event is a different design. Had enough of the collecting headphones, binoculars or wildebeest. Probably will be more of the same format, but who knows. Enjoy your Sunday, stay safe and here’s to happy tapping. 🍸

  12. I am unable to open TSTO on my phone but its working fine on my tablet. I have been stuck on the main screen with the donut spinning endlessly for 2 days. I have cleared the cache and restarted the phone. I have been playing mainly on the phone for months and this has never happened to me before. Does anyone have an idea why this might be happening, and what I can do to fix it?

    • Try uninstalling and reinstalling

    • Happened to me as well. I uninstalled and reinstalled game and its working for me now.

    • I had the same issue on my phone, what I did was uninstall the app and it’s data, then I turned the phone off completely, waited 2 minutes then turned the phone back on and then I re installed the game.

      It was a bit tedious waiting for it to re download fully and sign in again, however it did the trick and the game is working properly again. Try it out and see if it works for you.

  13. Richard Hanlon

    I would love to see in our tinny town some continuation of thee story from the when Homer gets ownership of the Denver Broncos. To what happen to him even after the Broncos win the super bowl . Bring back Shopie mon to atmemt to take be realy cool to see some more of Ned other friends. Or find out how Marge knows the bassist for Stanica.

  14. I have maxed our of land over a year now and I was wondering if you have seen others with ten times the land then the average neighbor? I have one neighbor that has mountains on 3 sides of his town.

    • Sounds to me that they must have somehow gotten into the game code. Not sure how easy that would be but I don’t know of any other way this could happen.

    • I joined a TSTO FB group that promised cool 2d designs, which I thought meant just a lot of pictures of other Tappers town designs. Once in, I saw you could send the admins of the group requests for designs placed in your town, more land [especially in SH] in game cash, donuts etc if you gave them your log in and password.
      Once I knew they were hacking games, I dropped the group immediately. Hacked or modded games violate the terms of use and should you need EA’s help on something, they’ll know you have a hacked game they won’t help you and can cancel your account. I’ve worked way too hard on my town to risk that. Plus it would just feel dirty to me.

      • I think it was different back in the old days when games were just written and that was the end of their development, no updates as there were no permanent network connections ( no internet ) It was therefore understandable that people would mod their games, as this wouldn’t be affecting anyone else.
        Things are very different now in the internet era, with regular updates that are often bug fixes as well as the more familiar changes in actual game content. Given that most of these extras are given without expectation of payment, I agree that hacking the game just doesn’t feel right and although we all complain a lot about the lack of new content we are so much luckier compared with what came before.

  15. Happy Sunday and I hope all Tappers are staying safe 😊

    This is a list of Character / Buildings \ Pets / Exotic Animals \ Character Skins / Building Facade \ Premium Bundle I still don’t have (yep, some of these are NPC’s) and I’m sure to add more to it:

    St. Sebastian’s School for Wicked Girls w/ Samantha Stankey (Love Springfieldian Style 2019 Event)

    Scotland Yard w/ Jack the Ripper (The Springfield Jobs 2018 Event)

    Notre Dame of Springfield w/ Groundskeeper Seamus (St. Easter 2016 Event)

    Golf ‘N’ Die Retirement Village w/ Principal Dondelinger (Love Springfieldian Style 2019 Event)

    Chazz Busby Ballet Academy w/ Chazz Busby (Love Springfieldian Style 2019 Event)

    Vicki Valentine School of Dance w/ Adult ‘Little Miss’ Vicki Valentine (Gil Deal during Love Springfieldian Style 2019 Event)

    Maw Spuckler (Donut Deal from Itchy & Scratchy Land 2018 Event / Real Moms of Springfield 2019 Event)

    Reality Channel Van w/Roy (Poochie’s Dog Dayz 2018 Event)

    Wishing Well w/O’Reilly the Leprechaun (St. Patrick’s Day (St. Patrick’s Day 2013 Event, St. Patrick’s Day 2014 Event / St. Patrick’s Day 2015 Event / St. Easter 2016 Event / Homer vs. the 18th Amendment 2018 Event)

    Sham Rock Café w/ Yupprechaun (St. Easter 2016 Event / Homer vs. the 18th Amendment 2018 Event)

    Chirpy Boy & Bart Jr. (2 Characters treated as 1 Easter 2014 Event via the Pink Easter Box / Moe’s Ark 2018 Event)

    Pro-Shop w/ Space Coyote (Homer’s Chiliad 2016 Event / Moe’s Ark 2018 Event)

    Larry (limited-time Premium Barfly Gil Deal Bart Royale 2018 Event / Moe’s Express Promotion)

    Sam (limited-time Premium Barfly Gil Deal Bart Royale 2018 Event / Moe’s Express Promotion)

    Mecha Hawk (Interdimensional Traveller, SciFi 2016 Event)

    LadyBot aka Anne Droid (SciFi 2016 Event bundled with either Frink’s Lab OR Future-Proofed Home)

    Itchy & Scratchy Bot (NPC Cyber Monday 2017)

    Battling Seizure Robot aka Sentou Robotto Shījā (NPC Destination Springfield 2017 Event)!

    Drone (NPC SciFi 2016 Event)

    Robot (NPC SciFi 2016 Event)

    Bart’s Casino (Bart’s Treehouse Facade) w/ Casino Boss Bart (Character Skin) (Burns’ Casino 2016 Event / The Springfield Jobs 2018 Event \ Prize in Monte Burns’ Casino Mystery Box)

    Golddiggers Sign (Decor) w/ Hostess Miss Springfield (Character Skin) (Burns’ Casino 2016 Event /
    The Springfield Jobs 2018 Event \ Prize in Monte Burns’ Casino Mystery Box)

    Great Raymondo’s Home (Building) & Famous Milk Can (Decor) w/ Great Raymondo (Character)(2017 Treehouse of Horror XXVIII Event / 2018 Treehouse of Horror XXIX Event \ Great Raymondo Bundle – this is a Casino Performer)

    Freedom (Hawk) (NPC 2014 Diggs and The Man Who Grew Too Much Promotional)

    I’m curious to see how other Tappers are doing with slowly completing your Character Brackets (or have we reached the end of anything good in the Mystery Box). 😉

    • I still don’t have most of these or have stored them, then forgotten about them.
      The one I probably do have is the drone, well at least I think that it’s that one as I think there is more than one drone in the game.

      • I just got Pro-Shop w/ Space Coyote from the Mystery Box today …. running out of goodies in there (L-EA-Z-Y needs to make some old Premiums available, especially those 🍩 deals!)

        Definitely need to evaluate which Buildings are a waste of space ….. because we’re not getting any new Land 😂

        • I love that building-character combo, I seem to recall that the space coyote’s quest line was pretty good too.

          • Space Coyote chewing on Homer’s leg Visual Task got me to laugh …. the Pyramid Building is cool!

            We got an 80 lbs Mountain 🐆 in our neighbourhood the other day 😲


            Stay Safe 🌞

            • cool! The fiercest creature we get here in Scotland is probably a bob cat. A long time ago we had bears and wolves until they were obliterated by hunters ( primarily upper class twats! )

        • Also, I’m withholding any comments about the future of the game until Patric finishes the story of EA Bob, as it sounds potentially very revelatory!

          Well hopefully they’ll be some cause for hope!

  16. I have just tidied up my town. Needs about four work days hours. I have also removed all the irritating BBQ pigs hidden behind buildings and placed them together. They are irritating due to the BBQ sound. Now I experienced peace and tranquility everywhere else in the town except for that one joint that sells BBQ pigs.

    I think I am now at my peak bonus percent of around 25, 660 percent with no more room for expansion unless I shortened my railway line or if they increase the item limits.

    • Wow, congrats on that bonus percentage achievement, how many donuts have you farmed?

      • Hi thanks. My donuts in holding is around 175500 :).

        • I was just crunching the numbers there and assuming the majority of your bonus percentage items are worth 2% then you would need around 12780 items not leaving a lot of reserve for other items.
          So I’m guessing most of your town is made up from your bonus percentage items, would be interested to see what you’ve done with them?

          • My town design I would say is quite decent though pretty simple. Buildings generally are not blocked, roads too. Different areas are set up for different purposes. E.g the Civic District, sports, casinos, Halloween. I don’t decorate a lot with trees and bushes though. And yes I do have blocks of bonus items that I placed together. I used to try to hide them in the past but due to redesigning, I find it an hassle to keep moving them. I don’t keep a lot of 2 percent items. I kept the larger percentage items. You can add me to take a look.

        • Oh, I forgot to say your donut count is monumental! That surely must be a candidate for a world record! 😁

  17. Richard Hanlon

    Sine this an open thread, one of the thing I would lin tiny towns an continue of forgotten story line from the show. At one point Homer was given ownership of the Denver Broncos, I love so what happen to him and the team since won few super bowl. How did Marge know the basset for Satanica? Please let EA bring more of Ned’s girlfriend like that movie star he dated( can’t remember her name). Or bring back Shopie mom to our Krusty.

  18. How many others find them self with a somewhat reliable 4 hour internal clock?

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