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:

Still no new Simpsons tonight.  They’ll be back soon.

There’s snow in Springfield!  The annual Christmas event has hit our games, a real holiday whodunnit! Thoughts on the latest update?  Don’t forget you can check out the spoiler video here, for those who want to plan ahead for Acts 2-4.

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)  

We’re less than two weeks away from Christmas, have you finished your shopping yet?

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!

29 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. I haven’t checked all the other threads where this comment might have been made by someone else, but I found out something. The developers apparently finally fixed the problem from the last event where we couldn’t finish the last prize we were on before it ended.

  2. Anyone else notice Daily Challenges have a “2-donut” type now? I’ve noticed it just recently, having only seen 1,3, and 6 donut types before. Just curious, if it’s “inflation” 🙂


    Happy tapping all, Christmas event going great since EA fixed the crashing glitch, I finished 1st act yesterday, does anyone know how to fix the slash screen, I can see Marge and homer but not Lisa and Bart, have a good week all neighbour’s and addicts. 😁😎🤓🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🌨️🌨️

    • It’s great to hear that a lot of people have had EA fix the game’s glitch. I’m sorry to say that they have not gotten back with me in over three days. Play on and I’ll be sitting on the sidelines.

  4. I am wondering what the animations are that some of my neighbor towns have when entering their Springfield (e.g. a plane going from left to right on the screen)

    I had a break from the game between 2018 en just a few months ago. And sinc than I noticed those things. Were they distributed during events? How do they work?

    • Narberth has an animated task where he flies his plane. It goes from left to right. Similarly all the Sleigh flying tasks and Arnie with the traffic report on a helicopter do this also.

  5. I like the idea of the gift cards .
    I wish they could incorporate that into the game everyday .
    Who cares if you get several copies of one thing . It’s FREE !
    I’d be happy with a stick and a rock in the real life if it was free .

    See ya bye. 👽🖖

    • A stick and a rock, eh! I wish everyone I had to shop for was as easy to please as you.

    • The popular motto is, “If it’s free, it’s for me!”

      See ya bye! 👻

      • Please, stop by my house.
        40 years ago we had nothing. Absolutely nothing.
        A shiny rock and pretty stick would have made a nice object d’art.

        Over the ensuing years, we pretty much have kept EVERYTHING.
        Now, all that STUFF is overwhelming, including the rocks and sticks.
        Take my rock, please!

        Christmas gifts are
        A pair of slippers for me, via Amazon, arrived Friday
        A non-stick skillet for my wife.
        It’s all we wanted.

        Other than Peace on Earth and good health to everyone and everything except @#$&Covid.

        One good thing about isolating, Lisa is a great cook, likes to cook..
        We eat well and learn to create a variety of culture cuisines.
        Low fat, low sodium.

  6. Yea…..hmmm……..ummm….I’d check here more often….or….just stop playing..that may be best. As the great Dennis Leary once said…after some NyQuil..the giant f’n Q….”my teeth are green..merry f’n Christmas!!!

  7. Christmas is very exciting in tsto! It makes me so happy to see all the snow everywhere! My account is going well surprisingly, god is earning me 3.5 million every day (since I bought his offer ages ago, and have 400% xp bonus!) currently my town is rubbish, but only because I’m kem farming xD

    My user is: DarkWingShadow8

  8. So many tasks become available at Christmas in TSTO. Wonderful to be a TSTO Addict! 😍🎁
    Great to be able to earn gift cards in the Daily Challenges, too!
    I am trying to get as many characters airborne as possible like Maggie and Marge, Ice Mr. Burns and Cat Lady in their sleighs. Unfortunately, Sea Captain in his sleigh and Santa in his rocket sleigh I am unable to get in the TSTO sky as their tasks were likely available for one season…
    Also, have Arnie Pye doing news, Arthur dollars for everyone and Maude ghosting. I am searching for a list of Christmas time TSTO tasks? Enjoying this unique time in our pocket sized Springfield.
    Thank you for hosting this site and I wonder if Tracey Ullman ever thought all this would happen after premiering on her funny show?

    • John, have you ever watched Conan O’Brien’s “Serious Jibber Jabber” episode featuring a reunion of most of the early (and/or original) Simpsons writers?

      It’s a very entertaining, freewheeling roundtable discussion (facilitated by Conan) about the writers’ room experiences. It features Al Jean, Mike Reis, Jay Kogen and Jeff Martin. Legendary recluse, John Swartzwelder, was also invited but, of course, declined. They share some excellent anecdotes about Swartzwelder, among others, and their banter is hilarious.

      Here’s the link.

      They briefly discuss Tracey Ullman’s opinion of the Simpsons clips – most of them chime in, pretty much in unison, that Tracey hated the Simpsons. Jay Kogen had more to say about it, but it’s not made clear why she felt as she did.

      I recall that there was a court case a while ago in which Tracey wanted a percentage of the Simpsons earnings since she introduced The Simpsons on her show. She said her case was justified because the Simpsons popularity was definitely launched there thanks to the wide audience exposure her hit show provided, and that boosted the Simpsons show’s success right from the start.

      Honestly, that was one of very few slightly negative moments in the roundtable discussion, and it was very brief, so overall it’s very upbeat and funny to watch.

  9. Is it just me or my memory of snow actually falling in TSTO is false? 😂 I have snow on ground but none falling. Am I crazy?

    • We did have a few leaves for autumn so I think you are not crazy about snowflakes.
      The snow and Christmas lights are grand and I do hope EA is not in too much of a hurry to make Springfield green again after the event…

  10. Finished off the new Frontier for now.

  11. Good ‘cold’ 🥶 29° Everybody

    I know some of you Tappers use a means to play the TSTO Game App on your 🖥️💻 ….. but what if Google Play (for Android Devices) was working on a legit way for you to bring up the Google Play Store on your Windows 10 and Windows 11 💻🖥️ ‘s …. and play that TSTO Game App?

    It’s in the works and should be ready by 2022 (probably synced with Android OS 12) 🤔

    My 💔 for those effected by the 🌪️’s (I will be volunteering with the Red Cross ⛑️ and hoping those States effected get relief supplies ASAP!)

    Stay Safe and Happy Tapping! 🎅🏻⛄🎄

    • This would be welcome, especially for those whose phones don’t let them smoothly go from email screen to TSTO to plug their codes in when they switch accounts. I’ve been using Bluestacks for over a year, and it’s okay, but a lot slower. Also, I can Zoom in to find Maggie on Bluestacks, but then I have to reboot to Zoom out.

  12. Happy Sunday everyone

    • Happy Holidays to you all!
      Hello all, and thanks so much moderators for all your info and time you give us all!
      2 Questions – Is there a way to be able to get rid of excess items in our docks? I’ve asked EA various times, and of course no reply.
      My game glitches and freezes a lot, so I tend to think it might be due to so many items on land and in inventory. When I first played years ago, they used to say if you had too many characters, your game would slow down.
      If there isn’t a way to eliminate would you be able to start a petition? Maybe they might take notice?
      Other question is for a long time now the game frame doesn’t match my phone.
      I tried to change it unsuccessfully. It’s not only distracting but frustrating as well cuz it gets in the way of game play.

      • I think “docks” was maybe a typo and you meant “inventory”? If so, then there are some items you can sell, but there others are suck in there forever (or at least until EA changes how inventory works). Fortunately, though, items and characters in inventory have no effect on your game’s performance. Only items and characters actually placed in your town can have an effect.

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