This is another situation where the best advice is to relax.

You can check the server status page at http://www.origin.com/status , but sometimes that won’t tell you anything – particularly if it’s a local server issue. Check the Facebook page (at http://www.facebook.com/TheSimpsonsTappedOut) as well – if others are having problems, then there’s at least comfort in knowing that you are not alone!

The Origin servers run the social part of the game and this seems to happen at or shortly after, every major update. Old players rediscover the game, new players are added, and the servers sometimes have a hard time managing the extra load.

Your friends will come back again – they always do – usually within an hour or two, but often less.

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