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…..

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

Here in the US (and other places as well) Daylight Savings time officially ended.  Did you remember to “Fall Back”?

After a week off the Simpsons are back this week with a brand new episode!  What do you think will happen this week?

We’re in the final days of the 2021 THOH Event, event ends on Wednesday.  Be sure to share your thoughts about the event for the next Addicts Live on this post!

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)  Remember Springfield Showoff submissions are due this week, on Tuesday, be sure to get your designs in!  Details on the Showoff can be found 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!

45 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. Hi, I’m kinda new here, but not to the game. I played TSTO long time ago and then took a 3 year long pause, but now I’m back and in love with it all over again.
    My question is, has anyone ever asked EA about zooming out Springfield a bit more? Why that isn’t possible? I mean, doesn’t it get a bit annoying once Springfield becomes big? Or am I the only one who’s bothered by that?
    If not, and if anyone has any information about EA’s reason for not making it possible, please let me know!

    • Probably a combination of images ending up as vague blobs if they’re too small and the processing needed not just for the number of images for all your buildings and stuff you can see but it also tracks what’s just out of view to make it quicker when you scroll. Too many and it’d slow right down.

      If you want to see your whole town head to design mode and tap that camera button in the bottom right corner. It takes a stack of screenshots for you and stitches them together as one big pic of everything 😊

      • Thank you so much for your reply!
        Now I have another question. I tried to take that screenshot of my Springfield, the one you’re talking about and when I did it, it showed me a msg saying “Town portrait encountered an unknown issue. Please try again.”
        So I did, I tried like 4 times and it keeps saying the same thing. And it’s really annoying because it takes a long time to “make” the screenshot and then I again end up with nothing.
        Any advices?

        • If you’ve got some sort of memory cleaner app on your device that’ll probably help, and go through any other running apps you can close so TSTO can use more device processing power.
          It needs to generate a lot of images, and takes a lot of resources to then stitch them together.
          My tablet often fails like that but it’ll run OK on my phone, so the other option is if you know anyone with a better device that’ll let you borrow it and that you can copy out the finished image . . .

        • ^^ you might need to free up some storage too, if there’s anything you could move or delete, at least until it’s finished your town pic.

        • Sorry, typing in a rush – meant move, delete or uninstall for now
          Oh, and Good luck 😊

          • Thank you again so much for your help. I stil didn’t manage to take a portrait of Springfield, tried everything you said, even used another phone with a brand new Springfield, the pic was supposed to take like 1 MB of space, and it still didn’t work, so I’ll just give up for now 😂
            But thank you again for the effort 😁

  2. Anyone running into the problem of not being able to collect syringes anymore? It says you can complete the last task (which was my final task I had 174 out of 195 needed) I can do the job, but the reward is only cash. No more syringes??

    • One of my online fellow tappers had the same, but another managed to finish the quest – might be a device issue, iOS vs Android ??
      I’d give EA help a try, there’s a link in the Help Me tab at the top of the page here IIRC – and good luck

    • Yes, many people have commented on that in each of the Addicts posts since the event ended. Seems they coded this event a little differently. But that’s why Alissa always warns folks not to try and play on borrowed time and to finish the event before the timer runs out.

      • Over on TOUK a tapper on Android finished late no problems but another on iOS found the tasks switched to IGC not syringes and couldn’t complete – hence me thinking it’s a platform / device issue with the coding
        ( Cube and Spyder if you pop by )

      • Having the same issue- if you can no longer collect fossils/syringes etc, there is no way to complete the task? Do they just stay in your task book forever?

  3. Does anyone know about season 33 updates


    Disappointed the ea couldn’t leave some dinosaur 🦕🦖 running around I would especially like blue back.

  5. Has anyone ever had a square that you can’t put a road or anything on (even when there’s nothing else near it? I have one and it’s screwing up my design and I don’t know what to do about it!

    • I had that once I can’t find it but maybe try putting a tree or something blockingto make it look like there is road

      • Strangely, when I tried again the next day, it worked just fine! Must have been some kind of glitch the worked itself out with a hard restart (although I thought I had tried sitting down and restarting the game, but maybe it needed more of a pause before restarting?).

    • I sometimes find if I clear a bit of land and then try and add ground tiles like roads or rivers it seems to forget they’ve been freed up. A quick trip to the friends towns section and back usually sorts it though.

  6. I know this is another subject, but one of my favorite characters, Troy McClure, isn’t in the game. Anybody know why?

  7. Hey it’s Part 1 of a 2 Parter tonight (thank you Safi for the reminder!) and some of us are dealing with “Fall Back” (daylight savings ending) so we feel like we’re always an hour late (lol!) …. but yeah here’s tonight’s YouTube teaser from Fox Animation:

    Happy Sunday to all and who knows what EA will do next for the TSTO Game App (maybe those Black Friday Mystery Boxes?) 🤷🏼‍♂️

    I’m getting closer to 10,000 🍩’s , still have not maxed out Simpsons💵 (or Krustyland 🎟️’s) and by golly not spending any further real 💵
    in this Game App ’til Land Expansion is taken care of.

  8. Already completed full event.

  9. Is there a particular time of day that Events always end, or is it just random?

  10. Maybe I’m just burning out, but this event seemed like it could have come out any time of the year. It didn’t seem like much of an actual Halloween event.

  11. Considering what she thinks about donut farming Alissa is gonna love this, so I’ll say sorry in advance but . . . 😈😊

    – for those of you worried about unknown links all I can say is it’s a little MP4 file I’ve uploaded to Google drive. It’s just a short video of one of my crazy ideas I went ahead and built – and I reckon you’ll enjoy 😊

    • OMG. That is genius. Except once the “Bart Screen of Death” inevitably appears to cut the party short.😂
      Raise your hand anybody if you have over 10,000 donuts. ✋🏻 And not a damn thing to spend them on. Ha ha ha.

      • Trust you to mention Bart !!
        Just about to type he’d shown up a couple of times earlier but my phone is usually pretty reliable ( unlike my tablet that’s a constant struggle with iffy wifi I think ) and as I look across at my gizmo in action – POP there he is again !!
        Chucked down another 50 RTTs with a grumble, and it’s close enough that one more batch will get me what I wanted, so it’s not that bad though 😊

      • That’s that . . . 570 trucks, 6 hours of that whirring away and there’s the 10,000 sprinkles added today 😊

  12. Is it to early to start counting the number of Santa Clauses we have in Springfield ?

  13. we all love our little towns & sometimes it amazes me how many people are not considered citizens of Springfield for the task of “send Springfielders to do X”

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