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…..

Lots of things you may have missed this week around the Addicts Site:

Springfield Choppers is winding down (ends Wednesday), your thoughts on the mini-event?  What do you think we’ll see next?

The YouTube Subscriber giveaway/contest is still ongoing!  We’re inching closer and closer to hitting that initial giveaway point, so make sure you subscribe for your chance to win!.  Check here for details!  And subscribe to our YouTube Page here to enter.

Another all-new episode of Addicts Live aired yesterday!  Safi and I were back to wrap up Springfield Choppers and give our predictions about the next event.  You can check it out here! Give the video a thumbs up if you enjoyed the conversation!  Oh and be sure to look out for a post this week to share your thoughts at the latest episodes of the Simpsons…and to possibly join Saf and I when we record the next Addicts Live! 🙂

The Little Addicts were back this week with a brand new adventure…this time we emersed ourselves in LEGO!  You can check out the adventure here, and today we’re on a brand new adventure!  Be sure you check out the new video tomorrow! 🙂

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)  Don’t forget Springfield Showoff this week! Submissions due Tuesday evening. You can check out the details here. 

Any weekend excitement going on in your neck of the woods? Have anything fun planned?

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!


67 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. justinmwat151

    Happy Opening Day!! Woooohooo! 🙂

  2. 😏So, Cranky Patrick appears to have taken a break or dropped the Friday Filler, but expressing enjoyment of the weekly insights & hoping maybe he’ll settle on a biweekly or at least a monthly article😎

  3. I just came across the weirdest tip, but it really does make a difference.

    While it won’t help you, you can help your neighbours if you have the Gingerbread Simpsons sitting on their couch.

    Visit any town with them on the couch and there’s nothing to tap.

    Tap the couch in your town to make them scarper, leaving just the couch ( you don’t even have to store it ) and suddenly they’ll have buildings to tap.

    I have no clue why such a simple thing would cause such a drastic glitch, but it does. I’ve got two towns running on two devices so I’ve tested and tested.

    Hopefully EA can figure out why, but in the meantime you can help your friends.

    Thanks go to Clay Kennedy – see his reply to Sandytoes a couple of posts down.

    • Going to try and remember to make a post about this tomorrow (grabbed a screenshot) it’s too late for me tonight lol

      • I posted this on TOUK and the forum too, and just emailed a bug feedback report to EA
        Hope now they have a cause they can find a fix

      • This glitch started around the same time this prize came out.
        I’m going to try it out and see what happens.

        • The Gingerbread Couch was the third prize of the first act of the 2019 Christmas event which started on 12/11/2019. The glitch was first reported on this site on 12/13/2019. The problem probably got worst as more players earned this prize. Hopefully EA can fix this problem soon!!

      • Does this mean that I’ll be able to tap on my neighbors who I can’t tap on due to the glitch???

  4. Happy Sunday Tappers!
    Happy Passover (chag Pesach kasher vesame’ach to those celebrating)
    Happy Full Moon Weekend
    I can smell a ⚾ Season approaching
    (it’s been over a month since I’ve had 2 Covid-19 vaccines, I’m hoping the public can finally go to watch sports at Stadiums soon)
    Happily counting the days ’til Godzilla vs Kong (yes we need a Kaiju in this Game App!) 😊👍🏻

    • Thank you! I enjoyed my fist Zoom Seder on Saturday night….first time I could join those relatives for Passover, since, pre-pandemic, I was never able to travel to their Seder. For someone who is somewhat homebound, like me, there actually have been a few benefits from this pandemic (although I’d happily give them all up to undo it all, of course, if I could!).

  5. Hello 👋 fellow tappers. I visited my neighbors today all the ones I could tap on. I have a lot of neighbors that I can’t tap on. I cleared my town and donut 🍩 farm. On a non tapped out update I had a job interview over zoom this past week. Now, I am just waiting to see if I got the job. Today I am presenting biscuit. He thinks his the boss.

    • Essence-1919

      Hello to You and Biscuit
      Hoping you landed the job
      Wishing everyone a pleasant Sunday
      Looking forward Simpsons tonight
      Yay, Neighboureenos 😃👍🏻

      Someone’s in a 🐈 🐾 coma (Sherlock) 😹

    • Even if you don’t see anything to tap, try tapping the vandalize items. I have a number of friends that nothing shows up to tap, but if I try to vandalize them, it works. It’s really weird.

    • The picture is so big, all I can see is Biscuit’s paw! 😄 Good luck on the job interview, though!!!

  6. Happy Sunday!
    I popped in on my neighbors this week……some still have nothing to tap…..or vandalize. So… please, no one feel left out 🖤 I keep trying!
    Have a fantabulous week, kids!🌞🌞🌞

  7. Happy Sunday. Hope you had a good weekend so far. Does anyone know which category the Zombie Sandwich Dumpster is stored in inventory? I cannot find it in my Springfield and looked thru inventory but not finding it.


    • Hi MaK3000634

      Zombie Dumpster Sandwich should be in Decor ….. been a while since I last sent my Springfielders into a Zombie rage. 😉

  8. Hopefully EA will see this and get this going before Whacking Day: please offer Lumpy the snake again this year as a stand alone and not in a bundle.
    I haven’t been able to get him the last few times he was offered because he is always in a bundle, and I must have an item in the bundle that is limit of one.
    Please EA. I need that snake roaming my town eating children.

    • Lol the things this game makes us say…

    • I think it’d be nice if EA offered bundles to all, but added a pop-up warning that you already own – – – and will only get – – -, are you happy to pay the bundle price anyway for just that / those item(s) ??
      The obvious cancel and yes buttons and then if you’ve got donut confirm on you’d get a second chance to cancel too.
      I’d have paid happily, like the Shelbyville bundle where I have the School so I can’t get the Speed E Mart. Might not be such good value but I’d pay the full bundle cost.
      I’m sure other players who miss out repeatedly on bundled items might feel the same, and it’s easier than trying to get EA to delete an item or three from your game so you do get the bundles in store.

  9. Today I maxed-out all available land and have less then 50 (I’m guessing) items left in the year book. I face a future of accumulating donuts and dollars that are looking increasingly worthless.

    Yet, can I put this game down? No, no I can’t. I have the urge to nuke everything and rebuild from scratch, simply because I’ll need to do something inbetween events. What did you long term players do when you reached this stage?

    • Start another world from scratch. All you need to do is set up a new EA account using a different email address.

    • Start another world from scratch. All you need to do is set up another EA account using a different email address. You make much quicker progress as you already know know to play.

    • RobertJPowell

      I’ve obtained everything out of the Mystery Box
      I haven’t had a Land expansion in how long? (anytime, EA – lol!)
      Got plenty of 🍩’s (4500)
      Got plenty of Simpsons 💵 (74 billions?)

      I suppose you could start it a B Game, Nuke your Springfield (start over), or edit your Springfield of Content (if you were a Plopper like I was? it’s be nice to store Content and figure out what you want in Game App).

      Happy Tapping! 😃👍🏻

    • I play less frequently (fewer times a day) and don’t sweat anything anymore. I still have fun decorating when I’ve gotten new items from events. I put some characters on tasks I enjoy, rather than necessarily trying to max their income. I would NEVER nuke my town! If you’re tempted to do that, maybe try starting another new town instead? It’s not uncommon for players, especially long-term ones, to have more than one town….

  10. ReaganJellyBeansChimp

    I am eager for a Simpson’s Easter Event!! I sure hope there is one. Just a basic egg hunt would be awesome. I want a chance at acquiring the really old stuff, and some “normal” Easter decor, and for something new, a giant animated Peep. Mmmmmm. Peeps. *drools*

  11. Happy Sunday, everyone! It’s a happy Sunday for me because, finally, just after midnight last night, I managed to score my appointments for the Covid-19 vaccine, and at the place, times, and “brand” of vaccine I ideally wanted! By the end of April, I should be able to resume a somewhat more normal life (albeit, still wearing a mask, of course, to protect others!). Of course, this assumes the variants don’t get too ugly. But, for now, I’m celebrating! 🎉

    • Awesome! Will be happy to have you join the fully vaccinated club! 😀

    • That’s great, I got my first jag today, the astra zeneca, so far no side effects, 12 weeks till I get my 2nd jab😎

      • The 12 weeks between blows my mind..

        • You’re well protected within a week of the first jab of any of the two dose vaccines, but by waiting for the booster, the longer it’s left ( within reason ) the better and longer lasting the end results

        • Actually it is not necessarily 12 weeks between jabs. In the UK many are now having there 2nd jab earlier than this. Just depends on availability of vaccine & the numbers of vulnerable people that have to be innoculated.

      • 12 weeks? So does that mean you have to wait that long (plus some?) to really be protected? I was happy to find out I was getting Pfizer, since it has a slightly shorter period between shots (and after the last shot, I believe) than Moderna (and more effective than Johnson & Johnson against more mild infections), although they say that the best vaccine is whichever one you can get NOW! 🙂

        • No, I think it has more to do with availability. The US has by far the most vaccine supply, other countries are spreading it out further between shots to vaccinate more people upfront (ie 1 shot in more people is better than no shot). Saf actually just told me that in Canada because they were in short supply they switched to 4 months between shots as well.
          They recommended the 3 or 4 week period between them, and then 2 weeks after your second dose you’re supposed to be “fully” protected. But it’s ok to wait longer if necessary. The US is just at a large advantage when it comes to the supply (DPA), so we’re able to follow the recommendations from the manufacturers.

          I had Pfizer too, as did nearly all of my family. Although my 95-year-old grandfather had Moderna. because that’s what the VA was giving out. And my little sister (teacher) had J&J. I think they’re trying to give the teachers J&J so it’s one and done, and they can get back quicker.

          • Oh, yes…of course! I had forgotten about that, which I had actually heard about before (although not with exact time frames). Thanks for the reminder!

          • Again in the UK we are well ahead of schedule with our vaccination programme, enabling more people to have a 2nd jab. Most over 60’s will have both by end of May or sooner.
            Glad to hear you guys in the States seem to be doing well with your programme .
            I’m not going to go into the shambles of some of the European nations though.

    • Great
      And , Great.
      Last week I received my second,
      this week I get my ‘annual’ blood tests and physical (didn’t happen last year)
      Next week, a trip to the barbershop 💈. Last trip was early last year.

      And, of course, there is the dentist and a myriad of other medical appointments
      And OTHER appointments delayed and deferred.

      • Same here… Can’t wait to have someone other than me cut my hair! Also, this past year is the first time in about 30 years that I didn’t have my regular dental checkups and cleanings which I usually do twice a year. And I’ve been wanting to get an appointment with the dermatologist, to do a general review of my skin all over, just to make sure there’s nothing there that shouldn’t be! (I think it’s probably been 15-20 years since I’ve die that.) Also, I have a couple of friends who have gotten vaccinated (or are in the process of getting vaccinated) who I’d love to have lunch with for the first time in over a year!

  12. Hey happy Sunday all! I’m gonna try this for random songs for a Sunday…let’s see yours. Set your player to random list what comes up just no skipping

  13. I am a Monorail addict (I used to actually drive one ay WDW). I somehow missed the Christmas station. Can anyone help ?

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