Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
HUGE shoutout to Clay Kennedy for discussing this fix in the comments of yesterday’s Open Thread! And another shoutout to Graham-S for bringing it back to my attention!
If you’ve experienced nothing to tap when visiting a neighbor’s town here’s a potential FIX for it. While this won’t help you immediately have something to tap in their town, it can prevent your town from having this same issue when someone is visiting you. (also this will hopefully call attention to the issue so EA can fix it)
It all comes down to the Simpsons Gingerbread Couch….
For some strange reason, if you have the Simpsons family sitting on the couch (like you see above), your neighbors won’t see anything to tap when they visit your town. If they’re not sitting on the couch (ie the couch is just a couch), they’ll see things to tap when they visit your Springfield.
I know it seems odd, but it does work. So find your Gingerbread Couch in your Springfield…and if it looks like this:
Of course, another option is to just store the couch for now. Then you don’t have to worry about it at all.
Again, this won’t help you immediately have something to tap in your neighbor’s town BUT making sure the family is off of the couch will help your neighbors have something to tap when they visit your town. And hopefully, this will call enough attention to the issue that EA will finally release a patch to correct the problem!
Oh and another shoutout to glenntanim11 who pointed out the glitch started right when the couch was released. “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.”
Hope that helps!