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 or current Tapped Out event) 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:

Simpsons are off tonight, but what did you think of the last brand new episode?

Christmas has hit our poscket towns. Have you seen the Christmas spoiler video? Looking forward to the event?

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? Have anything fun planned?

Have you been watching the FIFA Football World Cup? Finals are underway as this post goes live – Argentina versus France. What team are you rooting for?

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!


38 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. Every year I want to write this. I read this site often but so much stuff I get lost in it! I do appreciate all the work and info.
    Having been nice now I’ll be negative.
    I SUPER DREAD the snow, every year!
    I feel like a Scrooge.
    But they even amped it up this year and I can barely see my characters.
    For sure,you can’t decorate or do landscaping during snow days/months.
    Oh how I long for a toggle to say yes or no to snow.
    Sure it looks pretty enough. But I seem to have snow blidnness.
    For years I’ve wanted to beg for a snow toggle button. Then those of you that love it could have it.
    And I would immediately toggle off!
    I don’t know how to see any responses to what I’ve written. Again, I struggle to navigate this site Altho I see people have tried to organize it well.
    I’m sorry to gripe.

    • I find the best way to see when people have responded to what I’ve written is to turn on the option in WordPress that sends me an email when someone comments. (Of course, since you said you have trouble seeing when someone responds, you might not see this response! 😆)

  2. Since the last event ive had this thing in the bottom left hand corner called “Spend a Golden Token on Donuts”. When i click on it there are donuts but I don’t see what I’m supposed to do! I thought it would have disappeared by now but still there. Any clues welcome.

    • I’ve got this too. My guess is they are trying to remind us that the option to buy donuts with real cash is still an option.

  3. I’m having sign-in issues, I am not getting luck with EA to solve it. Any link for the best help? Otherwise I might have to call it quits… I don’t think I can start fresh at this point 🙁

    • Long story short, I had to get EA to sign up my phone number as an extra backup of verification, and I’m back in my massive town again.
      It was scary for a few days thinking of starting fresh, nearly quitting the game but.. again, happy ending this time.
      I just don’t wish this problem on anyone else and hope they consider the extra backup to another email or phone.


    Can’t help but notice there’s a lack of comments on the posts these days and I don’t recognise many of the names I see.
    Not much scope to talk about current event or discuss anything else for that matter.

    Lots of long time friends missing, moved on I would say or an age thing 😞

    • I was thinking exactly the same thing. A lot of folks have left the game I believe due to the monotonous update format which is the same now event after event. For some of the newbies this is all they have been fed on so are oblivious to the variety we used to experience. It’s still a worthwhile free game to play but sadly nowhere near the quality it was.

  5. Hey, I’m new to the game – level 14 at the minute. Does anyone have any advice for me? Loving the game


      Keep plodding away, save your donuts, enjoy the game

    • Hi Brad welcome! When you collect 6 donuts, use them on the Mr Burn Mystery Box in the shop to get 3 secret characters and cool decorations. Do your daily Donut task to get 1, 3 or even six free donuts per day.

      Did you get Mr Burns and the nuclear power plant yet? If yes, get to level 15 to get Moe, Marge and Maggie. Finish all the small quests in the Task Book to get more characters such as Kirk, Patty and Selma, Miss Krabapple etc.

      In this game, you get most cash (the green in game cash) by setting all the characters do jobs (4 hours jobs if you log on and play more times a day, or 12 hour jobs if you only log in once or twice a day).
      A lot of these jobs are some funny animated task that you can enjoy watching, like Apu praying to Ganesha, Homer floating in the kiddie pool, Bart skating or Reverend Lovejoy walking his dog. Some buildings also give you cash, but much less than character jobs.

      Play the special Limited Time events (like the current Snow Blizzard-Xmas event) to win cool new characters, decorations, buildings and character outfits for free! Outfits give new jobs to the characters, like Snow Day outfit for Lisa gives her new funny jobs. These events usually require all the Simpson characters and Moe, Wiggum, Milhouse and Flanders to do the special Event jobs (steal Earmuffs from children etc). Ask us about anything if you have any game questions! Happy tapping neighbourino!

    • Once you have a good store of in-game cash and donuts, focus on increasing your bonus multiplier (and if you ever see the Collider available to get, get it…it multiplies your bonus multiplier by 5 when you’re collecting cash and XP. When you get to the point where you’re ready to start doing focusing on increasing your bonus multiplier, let me know and I’ll give you some tips on how to do that.

      Oh, and most importantly, ENJOY! Enjoy the dialog, enjoy the quest lines, enjoy decorating your town, enjoy earning enough donuts to buy your first premium character (mine was Otto)!


    Loving the heavy snow, the kids should have a festive out door task to do, building snow people, snowboarding ect

  7. Absolutely love the blizzard as well ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️

  8. Completed all of Act 2 today. No donuts used. I have 14 characters to earn currency (7 regular that earn 5 each, 5 premium that earn 7 each and 2 new premiums that earn 8 each). I’m able to tap out 5 times a day. Here’s how to get everything for Act 2 for those that want to know.

    Part 1 – 155 Earmuffs; Bart, Lisa, Milhouse – 4 Hr task for each one.

    Part 2 – 155 Earmuffs; Lisa and Bart – 4 Hr task for each one.

    Part 3 – 125 Earmuffs; Mr. Plow, Plow King, Marge, Lisa, Bart – 4 Hr task for each one.

    Part 4 – 155 Earmuffs; Bart and Lisa – 4 Hr task for each one.

    Part 5 – 195 Earmuffs; Burns, Smithers, Lisa – 4 Hr task for each one.

    Mr. McGrew:
    Part 1 – Mr. McGrew, Wiggum, Lou – 4 Hr task for each one.
    Part 2 – Mr. McGrew and Comic Book Guy – 4 Hr task for each one.
    Part 3 – Mr. McGrew and Moe – 4 Hr task for each one.

    The Ghost of Christmas Present:
    Part 1 – Christmas Present and Lisa – 4 Hr task for each one.
    Part 2 – Christmas Present – 4 Hr task.
    Part 3 – Christmas Present and Bart – 4 Hr task for each one.

  9. Well this is annoying. Somewhere along the way, I must’ve got Barney-PlowKing in my ‘B’ game. But (it’s a B game), I don’t have Barney – so the PlowKing skin stayed in inventory.


    EA seems to have detected the PlowKing skin – and I need to complete a PlowKing task for Part 3 of the act.

    Which I can’t do unless I spend donuts on Barney & Bowl-a-rama.

    any good ideas ?


    • Diane, find Barney with his Bowlarama in your Yearbook. This way you can get him for less donuts than the 250 donuts in the shop. In the Yearbook you can get him for as little as 30 donuts if you’re lucky, or maximum 150 donuts if you are unlucky, but you also get the 4 other items-characters from the Yearbook segment.

  10. I use to have the mystery box and now is do not have one anymore. I can not get my mystery tokens either. Please tell me what I can do.

    Thank you.

  11. Happy tapping neighbourinos! This years Xmas event is very peaceful and chill in comparison to last year when we got all the animated sleighs AND big fat Xmas buildings I finally got the Xmas racoon for 50 donuters. I set all my sleighs on to fly, just need to get the Rich Texan from the Yearbook to make him fly the limo across the sky too.

    I only wish more Xmas facades were there, for example Patti and Selma’s spinster house or the Pet shop, or Nelson’s house. Same with winter / xmas skins, why don’t Patti, Miss Krabapple or Luanne have some cute winter outfits???

    However I do not understand why there are 2 xmas facades for the houses of Apu and Sanjay? Their religion is Hinduism, after all and Apu has the job of praying to Ganesha. Would love a Hinduistic holiday event in the game, like Divali or Holi, the Color festival, or birthday of Ganesha in September…

  12. Has anyone bought any of the new characters? What did you think?

    • I’m going to buy the Giant Snowman and grandpa combo now! Love me a giant monster rolling up and down with all the other monsters and characters on my only road (in front of the SImpson house),

    • UPDATE – I got Geriatric Snowman and Old Man Winter (Abe clone)… Very disappointed, the Snowman is just a small decoration! It’s not a giant monster snowman waddling down the street as I hoped 🙁 BOO HUMBUG!!! THIS XMAS SUCKS! Scrooge me plenty!

  13. My thoughts and best wishes go out to Alissa. I hope her family is doing better and Alissa is coping with the added responsibilities.

  14. Happy Sunday everyone

  15. Was thankful to get Jackpot Realty from Black Friday Mystery Boxes, in fact the only item available in Mystery Boxes. Re-did the calculation, I’m now down to 100 days remaining to unlock Northward land, it was about 2 years last time I counted with just the Shack.

  16. Quick heads up for anyone who plays the Where’s Maggie? game every day like I do… Today, she was at the school, but, because of the new facade, I don’t think she was visible there (unless I just didn’t see her). I succeeded by following the sucking sounds and then tapping the school when I could see she wasn’t at any of the other nearby buildings. But I think someone at EA may have forgotten to provide a graphic for that situation!

    • Wow I completely forgot about the Where’s Maggie game! I used to have all of her landing spots grouped together, but after I nuked my town a couple of times I forgot about that when rebuilding

    • I used to do the Maggie game when I was short of donuts but I would have thought yourself like me now are donut rich & there is little attraction now in playing it ?

      • Yeah, I definitely don’t need the donuts (I’m up to 37,585 at the moment), but it’s still kinda fun to play and hate to pass up free donuts even if I don’t need them.

  17. Loving the blizzard hitting our towns, although a lot of characters seem to be oblivious to the cold, and are inappropriately dressed. Many should go and put a coat on, Marge wouldn’t let them go out like that.

  18. Missed y’all this past week. [hugs] Almost forgot the new act was starting.

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