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…..

Simpsons are all new tonight with a brand new episode at 8pm on FOX.

Blargsgiving is officially over and that means it’s almost Christmas!  Remember, Winter in TSTO always brings snow to our games.  So your green grass will soon be covered in white.  If you’ve got decorating to do, it’s always best to try and knock it out before snow hits our games…or wait until it leaves.  I except Christmas to hit this week, so be prepared and don’t get caught out in the snow!

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) 

Any weekend excitement going on in your neck of the woods?  Holiday decorating?  Holiday traditions happening? Gingerbread House day here at Addicts HQ…

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!

60 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. Hi. The Springfield Elementary School has a glitch were the snow doesn’t appear on it unless I use a façade. I tried storing and placing but it didn’t work. Please help me. Thank you.

  2. Does anybody else have a problem with Homer and a whole bunch of other characters being stuck in a task at a quickie Mart? When I login, there’s a bunch of characters with a complete a task at the quickie Mart. I tap on it and it releases them all back in the game, but then they go right back to the quickie Mart and start the task again without me doing anything. And the homer character icon in the upper left shows it but green checkmark like the task is completed but I can’t release them.

  3. Last year I posted an extensive EA Christmas wish list, hoping we’d get at least one thing [we didn’t]. This year I’ll keep it short and sweet:
    5. Ice sheets are part of returning content.
    4. The return of Golden Goose Realty for those who don’t have it and stopped playing from lack of land.
    3. Expand the land in Springfield Heights.
    2. A search function for Inventory and Town Census.
    1. My foremost wish, something that has bothered me for years, is the return of the Buff Homer snowman so I can finally complete my Simpson snow family!
    I also wish Tappers wouldn’t post oversize photos in the comments as it turns the feed for me into microfont requiring much scrolling and makes it hard to leave and proofread my own comments.
    Hope everyone has their pre-snow decorating done and winter skins on. Happy Holiday Tapping Everyone!

  4. Happy tapping all, got the rest of the year off due to holidays, due to covid 19 I had some holidays I had to use up before 31st of December so full month off for me 😎😊, any news on the Christmas event 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

  5. Well Jingle Jangle it’s Monday (spent the weekend remembering the dearly departed David Lander of Lenny and Squiggy) ….. the Holiday Lights are all on and any Character in a Sleigh is in flight (see, TSTO is still a silly distraction from Life). 😀👍🏻☃️❄️🎄

  6. Does anyone else have the same issue with the tasks;
    Hugh Jass- Have one to many flaming Moes.
    Frankenstein- Use power tools and
    Meathook- Duel
    Where the characters appear behind the buildings instead of on top?
    🤔 or is it just me?

    • Cadbo
      Sometimes I get a Character’s Visual Task glitch …… they can be funny 🤣 (TSTO as a Game App has bugs, it’s still playable, but yeah I can see where you’re coming from with Characters hidden in Buildings).

  7. Unfortunately that just seems to be the way it is. For some reason (probably due to coding) there are some dead spots for the walkways for the Number 5’s.
    I had to move my Number 5’s because of this.

    • I accidentally posted this to the wrong spot. This is a reply to Scott’s question about why the walkways for the Grand Canal No. 5 building don’t always show up.

  8. I started with an organized town, but as time has gone on, it looks like someone just threw up buildings and other things everywhere. Other than blowing up the town and starting fresh, any tips?

    • Depending on if you still have areas you like, you can get away with a partial remodel. Take buildings youd want to organize together and separate them or use them to build a new area. I just did a partial myself. My Outlands area got enveloped by new things so I rearranged it to put it back to the edge of my town and then fill in that space. Turned into about a week ordeal to fix everything. But no nuking was needed and I was able to keep a good portion of my town intact

    • Apayne618250

      I have a “Plopper” section in my Springfield, but I tend to use it as a means of putting Content into Storage (taking Content out when I have the space).

      We’re all Ploppers …..

  9. Seasons greetings, one and all.

    Some idle thoughts on Neighbourinos. I’m just wondering what other players criteria is for adding or removing Neighbourinos? I’ve seen some people comment on EA boards that they’ll only accept Billionaires and those maxed out on 939 – no condemnation from me, play the game how you want – and remove people if the bug that stops the thumbsup from showing keeps happening on their town or for not playing daily (both of which are a tad harsh IMO). For me I’m happy to add anyone, and for removing I only have two reasons. 1) Not playing for more than 4 weeks and 2) persistently graffiti (petty I know but it bugs me).

    Side note: Have you ever gone to a Neighbourino’s and thought, ‘I’ll give you a 1000 donuts if you just add roads!’? How do you find anyone or navigate without roads?

    • Like you ill remove people for not playing in weeks or vandalism. But there are times when I may want fresh neighbors and ill see who hasn’t been returning the favor visiting my town (although I’m less strict on that with the glitch) or if people’s towns are a complete mess. I’d much rather have neighbors with cool looking, creative or well designed towns

    • BobJPowell

      You made valid points regarding Neighboureenos ….. I don’t have time to eliminate those who have left the Game App (I just wish I had more time to visit them).

  10. Happy Sunday all! Hope you are safe, healthy and hanging in there! Can not believe this crap year is almost over. Can’t wait to see what 2021 has in store. (did u all hear my eyes roll?)

    • sandytoes74
      Yeah 2020 is ending with a hoh hum (we lost David Lander – one half of Lenny and Squiggy from Laverne and Shirley) …. I have a simple wish – get this pandemic (virus) under control and get 🇺🇸 back to work (ok that’s a 2 for 1 wish) 🎄❄️☃️

      Stay Merry 💜

  11. I’ve asked this before but no one had any feedback… Any idea as to why Grand Canal 5 (the corner) doesn’t always have the paving automatically pop up like the other canal pieces in certain parts of Springfield? I really don’t want to relocate my canal houses to another spot.

    • Unfortunately that just seems to be the way it is. For some reason (probably due to coding) there are some dead spots for the walkways for the Number 5’s.
      I had to move my Number 5’s because of this.

  12. Merry Christmas all, hope everyone’s is well. Getting all my Christmas items put out, well the ones I can find. 😆. Looking forward to the snow in the game and maybe a little in the midwest. Have a great Sunday and I’m looking forward to the Xmas update. Any chance of a different format

    • Hope springs eternal!

    • Last Christmas I bought 2 of the decoration bundles [mostly for reindeer and bistro sets] so I have a lot of decorating options. The way I’m doing it is I went through my main inventory and wrote down everything I have that I might want to use, including things not necessarily Christmas like marshmallow trees and lollipop flowers. Then I think about where I want things to go and when I’m ready to place stuff maybe I can find it faster in a sub category ie poinsettias under nature and candy cane fences in the fencing section. Most items fall into the broader decorations category, fortunately most start with ‘Festive’ and are relatively close to the front, some items sadly are only in your main inventory and require much scrolling. That’s why I plan ahead of time because if I’m scrolling all the way to Wooden Soldiers I want to place them all, even if I just put them in a convenient bare patch nearby and move them from there. Have Fun!

  13. Are there any items that give an odd hundredth of a %? I thought that the lowest percentage increasing items were 0.05%, like the white picket fence pieces. My bonus’s perentage, however, ends with a 0.99. Somewhere I got an item that had a unusual bonus amount.

    • Patric spoke of this, once. Explained why it happens. I know my percentage flows from even numbers to ‘odd’ numbers. I’ve added flaming torches and my percentage moved from 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, etc….
      And now is 0.95

      It happens.


      Patric? Do you or someone else want to weigh in?

      • I am pretty much in “meh” mode as it applies to Bonus % month’s ago. I always have more than enough to earn enough. “Enough,” not “more” being the operative here. So, no…don’t have an answer.

        • Thank you for the replies.
          I was just curious, or maybe some ocd. If there was an item that was 0.01% or 0.06%–something to bring it back to an even %–then I would pick it up.

  14. I’ve fully refreshed my town after a long absence, and I’ve even complete my tram line ! haha

  15. Happy Holiday Season fellow tappers, looking forward to snow in Springfield!

  16. Happy Sunday everyone

  17. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

  18. Raise a glass to the 4 of us. Tomorrow there’ll be more of us. Telling the story of tonight. Let’s have another round tonight.

  19. It is a sad day in the house of Hondo .
    My sister has passed away this week .
    She had a stroke and never recovered .

    See ya bye .

  20. A really cool addition to this site would be a splash page art gallery. There have been some pretty nice designs over the history of the various events of the game, and a few duds as well. Any chance of putting a complete collection of them together?

  21. Help. As I have gotten almost everything I need help in getting the last 2 prizes for upping my real estate worth. I believe I have everything and am still in the 400’s (I think the next prize is when you hit 500). Any ideas…thanks for the help.

    • If you are talking about SH……
      Just keep sending and sending and sending
      And grinding and grinding
      And spending and buying
      Eventually, you’ll get there.

      And the same goes with any other prize quest.

    • Beach Hideaway is your answer. They cost Dohnuts to start with but then upgrading them ramps up your value massively us the upgrades provide bonus% if I remember correctly.

  22. My husband loves this game!

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