Addicts Guidelines Overview

Hey there Hoppereenos. Just bouncing by to direct you to something that we felt needs to be looked at now and then. The Guidelines we at the Addicts set out to achieve across our sites and ask our awesome readers to follow as well. (Once again, much THANKS and appreciation to Wandering Caveman for the AWESOME pics!!)TSTO_Addicts_Alissa

You can find the entire breakdown on our Guidelines Page, but here is an overview for you to get a good idea of what we are all about.

We are the Addicts. We are NOT EA. We are not owned by EA. We do not work for EA. We do not receive any payments or compensation from EA. Everything on our sites is our own thoughts, methods, details, and information. We have bought, paid for with our own hard earn cash, and/or played out in our own games. (We put in the time needed to get through them all.) We are a group of avid players that are here to help and assist other fellow players all we can with what info we find while doing so.

We want this to be an open environment and a fun one too, so we do have some things we ask of you when visiting our site…

BE KIND TO OTHERS: Allow each other to communicate their own views and respond to them in a courteous manner.

SEE THE BIGGER PICTURE: There is ALWAYS a much bigger picture going on than what you may see or think. Your view is limited to just your game play, your devices, your style, etc. So there will be many times that you may not know or understand the OTHER views. It does not make one better than the other, it just means keep an open mind so you can learn and grow by seeing the other sides of things.

KEEP IT PG: We want EVERYONE to be able to access our site and information we provide on it. In order to protect our site from being slapped with a MA or ADULT ONLY content restriction, we will keep and maintain the site to as close to a PG/PG-13 rating as possible. We ask the readers do as well. If you do not follow this, you may find your comments altered and/or deleted.

NO ABUSE: We will NOT allow attacks, trolling, vulgarities, racism, or other remarks that will incite hate, flame wars, or abuse towards any readers or any member of the Addicts Team. ANYONE not following this will have ALL comments removed, banned from the site, and/or legal action taken against (depending on severity). Check your hate at the door or you will be shown it.

SHOW RESPECT: If you do not agree with someone that is just fine. We are all unique and individual so may have different thoughts on situations. Not everything will be for everyone. How you react though is critical. If you would like to give your point of view on a matter, please do so in a respectful and constructive way. (See NO ABUSE.)

WORDS DON’T SHOW EMOTIONS: Keep in mind anytime you make a comment that what YOU may find hilarious another may take offensively. What you find cruel or mean, you may have taken the wrong way. It is a known fact that the emotional state of a persons mind will impact the way they perceive something. This means if you are angry, you may take every comment you read to be angry as well even though it is not intended as such. It is a natural occurrence when you have a group of strangers coming together to have discussions, how you react though will be up to you. So take a step back, take a breather, and try again if you are taking something too personal. Think if that person really meant it that way or it it was just a mistake of perception due to the state of mind. Think before you react to a comment. If you are not sure or wish to discuss the matter privately, feel free to email us.

HACK FREE SITE: NO HACKS ALLOWED. Any reader found violating this will have all comments removed and even as far as banned from the site. It is not only illegal, but a breech of privacy to access another players account unauthorized. We will not allow it.

SPOILER FREE SITE: As we have come to realize after years, this game can change between concept and what is actually released into the game. Due to this, we prefer to wait to release information on ANY content of the game until either it is directly confirmed by EA or live in the game itself. We ask in return that our readers do NOT post any links to sites not ran by EA that have “spoilers”. Doing so will result in the comment being edited and/or removed.

STICK TO THE POINT: We like to provide a lot of in depth information to our readers. To do so, we break up released content into smaller sections that focus on a specific item and/or subject. In return we ask that you keep the conversation on these posts to the topic at hand being discussed. If you have a question or comment on something else, then please use our “Search” feature to locate the appropriate post to comment on. If you still can’t find it, post it on our Q&A Section and we will be happy to point you the right direction. Not following this guideline may result in your comment being removed to keep the post from being flooded with unnecessary information of topic.

BE PATIENT: We are real people here at the Addicts and have a real life that requires our attention outside the blog. We are also offering this site to you for FREE. A lot of time, effort, and LOTS of money goes into doing this. (That means we have real jobs too that pay the bills and pays for what we do for this site.) So if a comment waits in moderation, it doesn’t mean we are ignoring you it means to please exercise patience. Allow us time to get to your comments and find the details for your answers. (Some take a bit to research). In a world where everything is expected instantly, slow down. Have REAL expectations of time. We will get to your questions. We will get to your comments. Just…wait. Patience my friends.

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Short story Long, we like to keep the atmosphere here positive and the discussion open. We strive to have this place be an outlet where everyone can be respectful to one another and we all can laugh, learn, and love to just discuss this silly lil game. We know not everything is perfect. Nothing in the world ever will be. But as a community we can work together to make it the best it can possibly be.  Laughter is always welcome.

There you have it. The mindset that the Addicts Team focus on. Yes we all have our good days and bad days. We are human after all, so let’s focus on the good ones and keep the site fun as this is a site about a fun game after all. 🙂

What do YOU think of our Guidelines? Does this help you to understand us a little better? All of them make sense? Any you still want more info on? (Remember this is just an overview). Let us know in the comments below.


155 responses to “Addicts Guidelines Overview

  1. Anybody else have tokens they can’t spend on donuts??
    There is a bug somehow…

  2. Today I got a golden donut statue because homer made springfield explode exactly 10 tears ago. (So it said)
    But i cant find anything on tour page about it. Is it a mini event? It got me 10 free donuts and a cute statue.

    Any thoughts?

  3. Robb Pearsall

    I have an Itchy question. I have been playing for a long time, and I’m almost at level 700 with close to five hundred characters.
    I don’t have Itchy, and it seems like I should by now. His old pal Scratchy is lonely. Did I miss my chance to get him, or hasn’t he been available yet? I don’t remember of seeing him offered. If I did miss him, is there a way to get him? Thanks.

    • According to the TSTO Fandom Wiki, “Itchy is a limited-time character that was released on May 30, 2018, as part of Itchy & Scratchy Land 2018 Event. He is unlocked upon the completion of The Itchy-Est Place on Earth Pt. 4.”

      It doesn’t appear that he’s been offered since then. Hopefully for you, they will offer him again sometime!

  4. I finally got my TSTO back today and I have just started the update hope I can finish before time runs out

  5. How about letting us buy items that are also sold with donuts.

  6. I’ve received a update this morning and all my neighbours have disappeared. I’ve tried rebooting which usually works but this time to no effect. I’ve contacted EA but still waiting a response. Is anyone else is having the same problem? If so contact EA, hopefully the more people report it the sooner it’ll get resolved

  7. Hello folks . Can someone remind me how to turn Christmas decorations on and off with one click. I clicked something yesterday and my Xmas decos come on.. don’t know what I did. TY.

  8. Let’s start a campaign to EA this upcoming season to bring back the little elf homes to buy with donuts that give x% bonus money and look so cute in your Christmas village!

  9. There needs to be a way to free land tokens easier. taken forever to open up land.

  10. Morning everyone….
    Well another frustrating glitch has just got my Springfield. After the the very annoying rollback earlier this year (which still hasn’t been fixed) this morning I had been logged out …. when I logged back in and decided to pay a visit to my neighbours I discovered I had none …over 70 tapping friends built up in 5 years of playing. ALL GONE …. gutted and ANGRY

    • Happened a few times with this event already… each time it’s been fixed. Just have a little patience, easier to fix than the rollback

  11. I’ve just finished Act 3 and should now be collecting for bonuts but the tracker for this hasn’t appeared, same happened after Act 1 where I also didn’t have the chance to collect bonuts. Act 2 for whatever reason was okay. Anyone else with this problem?

    • Did you finish the questline? It requires corporal punishment. It’s separate from his own questline

      • That may well be it then, I have Cpl Punishment but am still working through the questline. Thanks for the response.

  12. I couldn’t find the forum/group where this could be asked. But, is there still a group/team that likes to re-design towns for folks? I’ve nuked mine and can’t get a layout that I can stand.

    • We don’t do that here. Giving someone else access to your town is a violation of EA’s terms of service for TSTO (unless that person is EA), so it’s not something we encourage or promote here. You’ll have to try the EA forums or another group.

  13. Need to apologize for accidentally vandalizing annenas91 hit the spraycan. If anyone knows annenas91 and can pass on the apology I appreciate it!

  14. Sometime last Friday night, my Channel 6, KBBL radio, daily challenges, metal depot, and glass depot tasks became 49 day tasks. Anyone else ever have this happen? Thanks for any input.

  15. I notice that the prizes in the Mystery Boxes change positions everytime I click to view them. Is there a method to getting the mystery prize you want?

  16. What happened to the fall leaves? By this time last year they were blowing around the town🤔🍁😓

  17. I recently figured out what neighbors are for. I was enjoying seeing the neighbors visit then someone left grafitti. Now I no longer see visitors. Is this because of the graffiti? If so can it be reversed.

  18. Hey guys,
    If you know please tell me if will Bart Mozart and Vienna opera avilable sometime and when

  19. I just want the Halloween update already!! It’s my favorite time of year and I love the Halloween updates. I look forward to them every year. 🙂 I just can’t wait. Happy tapping everyone!!

  20. Does anyone else still have the tasks from the Pride Event? Does anyone know if EA is planning to remove them if you don’t complete them?

  21. Anyone ever request a “building index/locater” like the Town Hall? – so you can go to any building in Springfield by doing a search? The Town Hall works so great with characters, but it would be nice to be able to go directly to a specific location too.

  22. Afternoon.
    Just wondering if I’m the only one who can’t buy donuts.
    Since May 31st this year whenever I try to buy donuts I get the message “there are no purchases to be restored”.
    Because of this, I have missed collecting the Egyptian, Pirate and now the Parade items.
    I’m on level 606, and spent over £1.5k on the game and have tried all the different ideas 16 different people at EA Help have suggested.
    5 weeks later. ……..

    Any one else having these problems ?


    • You are not alone, I get the same message. EA insists there is nothing wrong. It’s getting worse, I can’t buy donuts on my Android or my Kindle devices.

      • Afternoon.

        So….after over 11 weeks I still cannot buy any donuts.
        I have spoken to over 20 people at EA, all of them at first blaming either myself, my debit card, my tablet, Google Play or phone, before finally admitting they know there is a fault.
        For the last 4 weeks, other than another message written by EA_Billie telling me to “stop bumping” (I don’t actually know what that means) or they will “Lock” the page (?), I have been ignored by EA support.
        Just me, or others having problems ?

        …79 days and counting……..

  23. Hey everyone , is anyone have problems with getting Mayan homer, Ive got Marge , Mayan calendar but homer is just not there to buy

  24. Hi is there any way to get the satlelite station from the mystery box? Although all the pricess are ok, my interest is only on the satlelite, and I will feel that it would be a wasted of dough, if I get another price. Any trick to it?

  25. It’s been a Long time since I’ve posted on a web forum or bb, but I just started playing TSTO a few weeks ago and wandered onto this site. From what I’ve read so far you have a great set of rules about posting, and seem to enforce them uniformly. To me this is extremely important as I’ve seen too many great sites destroyed by trolls or insider bickering. Keep up the good work and maybe someday I’ll get far enough in the game to be able to contribute with some posts that are as useful as this site has been to me.

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