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…..

Sorry, just seen there wasn’t an Open Thread up so I’ve tweaked Safi’s from last week and my brain isn’t working yet – Need. More. Coffee !!

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

The new Road To Riches prize landed this past week. Did you check out the post on that? There will be more on the Gold Road Tiles tomorrow too.

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? Any plans for Memorial Day for you US Addicts?

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!

24 responses to “Addicts Open Thread

  1. Been sufferin’ the delights of hundreds of miles by coach, need food and kip and back on duty here soon …
    Glad there’s a break before the next update, can barely lift a roll-up

  2. Emanuel Maisonet

    I don’t know if anyone experienced this but after last event I had all the event items I earned in a open area before I could reorganize it but after event ended everything is gone. I first noticed as I was completing Cecil’s jobs for money and noticed the building was missing along with the gold letters they gave beggining of the event.

  3. Anybody else’s town messed up like this? Building’s on water cars actually on roads?

    • It’s rare but I’ve heard about it happening to a couple of other players.

      2 options as I see it –

      Contact EA Help during UK / US business hours so you can use Phone or Live chat options to talk directly with an advisor ( UK hours for Memorial Day, the US team is off ) and ask for a Rollback. That’ll take it back to how it was before the issue but you will not have anything you’ve tapped for since.
      If it’s new and you can do that tomorrow it’s the best bet.

      Figure out how much and which way all the Ground Tiles have shifted – like if they are 2 1/4 land tile steps closer to the ocean ( width of a road tile x 2 ) and go to the other end ( away from the ocean ) to Area-select and drag only Ground Tiles back to where they belong.
      Yes it’ll take time and you’ll need to remember to tap and turn off all those right hand icons except the top one in Design Mode to only move Ground Tiles.
      You have to start from the furthest point so you move tiles away from what’s yet to solve or they will collide and cause more trouble in moving them.
      It’s also fair to say it’s no small job, but you can do a bit at a time and you will get it done in the end.

      Good luck.

      • I might have to do a rollback will probably cost me last 2 events, Characters building’s etc. My town is huge (not bragging) It will take many hours to try and rearrange tiles..

        • The main Springfield land is 33 tiles wide and IIRC 36 up from the Ocean and an Area Select can grab a 2 1/4 tiles square, just – you only need to hit one teeny bit of an item to grab it.
          That makes about 16 * 18 moves ( 288 moves ) at a bit over half a minute a pop so less than three hours and about another hour if the New Frontier and SH need fixed too.
          Do half an hour a day for a week or so rather than lose a load of stuff ??
          Do ten minutes a day for a month even ??

          • Thanks Graham. I understand what you’re saying. I’ll syrvey the total damage glitch has caused tomorrow. Decide what to do after that. Maybe post a couple more pics for posterity and document this rare glitch lol

            • Out of interest, do you know roughly when it happened ??

              I’m wondering if it was a one-off server snafu and people are delaying reporting it after hoping it solved itself or if there might be something that goes wonky once in a while for the unlucky.

              I kinda wish I’d thought to ask that for those that mentioned it earlier, damnit !!

              One I saw was an training level player being asked to place road but it wanted to start one road tile closer to the ocean than the starting land you get ?!?
              That one’s simple, take a few minutes to start over – but for a bigger town …

  4. I am thrilled that this silly little game perseveres and continues BUT PLEASE no more events with massive decorations/building/junk and few characters. Oh, and no more skins for major characters!!

    • Perhaps you missed all the times it’s been said, but no-one here works for EA.

      We have no control over what they do, we just write about it.

    • How many characters do you need? I have well over 600 of them and god forbid I get an “all Springfielders” task I can dismiss and can’t use the unemployment office to send them on! (Actually, in that event, I just end up rushing the five or so I need and then reload to get rid of the task for everyone else.) And collecting all of their tasks takes a long time too, even though a substantial number of them are all dancing the Señior Burns! It’s gotten so that I don’t even bother collecting all of them sometimes.

      That said, I do enjoy getting a new character when it comes with a questline that extends the event some. I don’t mind getting new buildings if their good, but few of the decorations are with keeping out, once the event is over. And I wouldn’t mind more skins, if they’re for characters who don’t already have any…no more Homer skins, please!

  5. I am curious

    We know that for every event there is a character that you have to spend real money to obtain

    But have any of those characters ever popped up later to obtain?

    If any have, are they things that could be obtained by using donuts or did need to still spend hard cash to get them?

    • Sometimes they show up in mystery boxes or for Black Friday, but those usually need donuts or Golden Tokens ( which cost real money ).
      I’ve had some from free prize track mystery box tokens though

    • I’ve also seen cash characters appear later in boxes for donuts or tokens. Also, in the past, not every event had a cash only that could happen again in the future. Not likely, but you never know…

      Go Celtics!!…1 more victory for a series comeback that has never happened in 150 opportunities….unfortunately I feel that even if they make the Finals..the Nuggets are just better. If you wanna see great basketball without all the BS, the Nuggets are fun to watch.

    • To my recollection Sven Golly was the first character initially part of a donut promo deal that later, to various Tappers delight or chagrin, came back in a mystery box. Most recently we had Pixel Homer and the donut head Homer skin come back.
      It’s always a crap shoot with EA on whether a for cash or premium item will return. I remember being pissed that I paid something like 300 donuts for Sarah Wiggum before I was Farmium only for her to return less than 6 mos. later in a Black Friday box. Similarly, I passed on Nikki McKenna and Mrs. Scratchy thinking they’d be back quickly in a box and had to wait for Years for them to return.
      I’ve learned to just get what I do want and to not count on it to return soon. As a long term player who rarely has much of anything I want in mystery boxes, if I have one at all, I pass on ‘meh’ premiums like the recent Shakespeare and Beethoven pkgs. so I might at least get something later.

      • Sven Golly was introduced earlier, but if I recall it was the Witch from THOH 2018 that was first to return for sprinkles and caused uproar with players asking for refunds.

        As I understand it the view is you’re paying for the donuts at the going rate and getting the other item as a free extra, so while some did get their money back when that happened there likely won’t be any future refunds.

        Back then real money bundles were a lot rarer too, now it’s looking like twelve a year rather than maybe one or two.

        • Oh, OK.
          Sven was back November 2018 but the Witch hit the Yearbook in early 2019 and originally cost the price of 300 Ds ( 20.00 USD or so ) and being so soon to be back for so few sprinkles got players mad.

        • Plus, you got to have the character for those extra years. It’s like having HBO (or whatever)…if you’re willing to wait a year (often less these days) you can save the money not going to the movie theater and wait for it to show up on your premium movie channels. But lots of folks (understandably) don’t want to wait a year to see the latest movies, residually when they’re the next installment in a franchise (plus, there’s the big screen and collective experience that comes with seeing it in the movie theater, too).

    • Yes – I’ve gotten several characters that were formerly for real money later for donuts (or as a prize?). If you’re willing to wait a while (like a year or two), you can usually get them without paying real money. That said, it’s nice to throw EA some money from time to time, so they’ll keep the game going!

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