Addicts Blogiversary: All About YOU! 4 Years Later

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

So here we are, 4 years and 10 days into the start of TSTO Addicts & what a wild ride it’s been!  We’ve had faces come & faces go (and some faces come back again), but through it all we’ve been your #1 go to site for TSTO info & for that we are truly thankful.

In honor of our 4 year blogiversary we asked you guys to tell us a little more about yourselves.  We wanted to learn more about who you guys are & what your tapping habits are & we wanted you guys to learn more about each other! (we’ve done this for every Blogiversary as well) And, as always, you guys came through and we learned some interesting facts about you!

As always you guys blow me away by the number of responses to the poll & I’m even more blown away by the stats!  So I’ve been tinkering away compiling all of the data and putting it all into fun graphics and charts & now the time has come to share those results with you! (and shout out to Pat for helping me with a big chunk of the graphics)  So let’s break it all down, shall we?

Curious about how things changed over the years?  You can check out the 2016 results here, 2015 results here, 2014 Results here & our 6 month results here..

First let’s take a look at the age breakdown:

Once again most of you are in your 30s and 40s, last year was the first time it shifted from 20s and 30s.  We’re all getting older together…

Much like TSTO itself, it looks like there are still more Boy Addicts around here than Girls.  We gotta get on this ladies!  Invite your friends, TSTO isn’t just for boys…remember we’ve got Shredded Ned! 

I still love that so many of you are tapping, reading and working!  I’m totally one of you (especially if you add blogging to that list, considering I’m writing this post while at work lol).  And it looks like Brooders is still buying rounds for everyone at Moe’s! 


Looks like most of you have been playing TSTO for over two years (or Forever!)…love love those long time tappers, just like us!  (and this makes total sense as we see the community “grow up” along with us…)

And of course….

Careful up there!  Wook is very protective of his Cheetos…

A big chunk of you are Hybrid players.  But I am surprised that there isn’t a lot more of you that are Donut farmers.  It definitely INCREASED from 2016 (when only about 17% of you farmed those donuts) but still not as high as I thought it would be.  Interesting to note that the number of PREMIUM players has stayed about the same.  Even with all the donut farming opportunities.  Perhaps those that spent money in the game, can’t be bothered spending the time to donut farm & will always spend money in the game?
Either way, it looks like EA certainly isn’t losing money from the increase in free donuts.  Interesting. 

Oh and…

More About You…

And…

While…

Our US readers still dominate the top spot, but it looks like we’ve increased our European readers by 2%.  And those from the land of Oz have ticked up slightly too.

Oh And….

Your Best and Worst

 

Stonecutters keeps its top spot as your favorite TSTO Event.  It’s held this spot every year except for 2015 (when Superheroes, the original, took over).  What is it about Stonecutters that y’all love so much?  The pure awesomeness!  And EA has NEVER come close to creating an event that’s as loved as Stonecutters…maybe they should try. 

Your second favorite major event?  The 2016 Casino Event (8% less popular than Stonecutters).  Third favorite?  Around the World 2017, followed by Homerpalooza (yup the current event), followed by Superheroes 2015, then Monorail, then Halloween 2013, then Whacking Day, and rounded out the top 10 are Clash of Clones & Halloween 2015. 

Details for all of these events can be found here (except Whacking Day, we weren’t a site back then)

For the second year in a row, a new event took over for your LEAST favorite Major Event.  (2016 it was TapBall & 2015/2014 it was Easter 2014)
You guys REALLY hated the Christmas/Winter event from 2016.  By over 5%. And quite honestly, I wasn’t a huge fan of covering it either.  We briefly talked about it on the latest Addicts Live (I hated it so much I actually cursed about it!) but we’re really going to get into it this Fall on Addicts Live.  So stay tuned for that.  Hopefully, I’l have my dollars ready for the swear jar!
Next least favorite event?  Easter 2014.  Everyone’s still bitter about those darn eggs!  BUT, and this honestly isn’t directed at anyone, EA did give us a super cool tool with that event.  The Bunny Zapper.  Where you could scroll around your screen and collect all of the bunny tappables pretty quickly.  I really wish it was a fixture for all events.  That one was fun.
Spots #3 and 4 are a tied between Tap Ball AND Time Traveling Toaster.  Surprisingly you guys weren’t a fan of Homie and his toaster. (despite the pre-event excitement).  And rounding out the top 5 Superheroes Sequel.  Much like in real life..the Sequel is never as good as the original. 

In 2016 EA announced there would no longer be traditional Level Updates for TSTO.  Instead they would be replaced by “Mini Events”, like Springfield Games.  Here are your thoughts on the “Mini Events”…

Looks like you guys still love those mini events.  Honestly, I do too.  They’re fun to cover.  Nice quick 2 weeks. New content.  Fun dialogue.  Good stuff. 

Deep Space Homer is still your favorite Mini Event.  And it’s your favorite by A LOT.  Over 10%.  There’s something about your first.  (OK so Thanksgiving 2015 was technically the first one, but Deep Space Homer was the first non-holiday themed one)
Next on your list was Pride 2017 (which is interesting, and you’ll see why in a minute), followed by Pin Pals, Homer’s Chilliad and rounding out the top 5 is Springfield games (narrowly beating Rommelwood Academy). 

Your LEAST Favorite Mini Event…

Ironically Pride 2017 was your second favorite Mini Event, but also your LEAST favorite Mini Event. And it was your Least favorite by a good 6% margin.
This was followed by Rommelwood, Springfield Games, Valentine’s Day 2016 & Pin Pals rounds out the top 5 Least Favorite.
So what does this tell me?  You guys are a strange group! lol


I love that most of you have been with us from the start, or close to it!  It means a lot to us that so many of you have stuck around for the last 4 (!!) years & we’re so thankful for the support!

And Finally

Bottom line of all of this?  You guys are awesome and we loved getting to know more about you!!!  Hope you enjoyed getting to know more about each other too!

Special thank you to everyone who took the time to do the poll!

What do you think of the results?  Are you surprised by any of the numbers?  Do the results for favorites and least favorites surprise you? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

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55 responses to “Addicts Blogiversary: All About YOU! 4 Years Later

  1. Time traveling toaster was, without a doubt, the biggest disappointment. They could have done so much with it, but they punted. I started playing during the Stone Cutter event. It seemed so fresh and exciting. I guess there’s nothing like your first major TSTO event. Ahhhh. I wish I could have won everything during the Stone Cutter event, but I had so few characters to play with. I never thought then that I would ever get to where I am now. And, yes……I’m still shocked at how few people farm for doughnuts. It’s all about the doughnuts people.

    It’s been a fun ride so far. I hope EA ( and TSTO Addicts) keep it coming.

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  2. How does the group define “artists”?

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  3. Nice to see Mexico represented!

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  4. I don’t think there are enough Old Tappers left to remember the Horror of Valentine’s / Easter Past (earn a token, spin a wheel for lame prizes)!😅

    Halloween is still my favorite Events (sorry you Noobs missed out on prior Thanksgiving Events that were funny), Stonecutters is my favorite Event that’s not tied to a Holiday!👍

    Let’s see if EA will listen to Tappers regarding what we want for Halloween / Christmas (I had fun last year, even though the Pagan – Wiccan theme was underwhelming due to not enough Springfield Character participation)

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    • I remember those events where you had to spin the wheel. It was fun, but a little bit frustrating when the wheel stopped so close of the prize you wanted!!

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  5. Gotta say so far this has to be my worst event since after the first one Halloween in 2015. 3 days left and still have 2 prizes to unlock. I don’t like this. The pressure is getting to me

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  6. My Queen Alissa, thank you for the results but more it was entertaining. Also will jump on band wagon, you should offer your services to EA. While I check this site anytime I need help, I never go to EA forum, boring, mean people lol.
    I’ll keep hanging here, where all the cool people hang😎🖖

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  7. It’s always interesting to see these poll results and learn a bit about my fellow tappers. 🙂

    Speaking of the bunny zapper, Alissa you did a post about some of the different things EA has done during events. Can you post the link? I tried doing a search but not sure what to search for. 😁

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  8. Hi! Is there a link to see the full results? I wouild like to know how many are from Brazil 🙂

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    • No we keep those to ourselves because there are some other stats we ask (like feedback direct for the site) that is for internal use. There are so many countries that view this blog we didn’t list them all on the questionnaire, it would take forever to list each one. Instead, we listed the big ones we know of and then grouped others, so we did South America. And about 2% responded with South America.

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  9. Thanks for the well presented results.

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  10. You should send this to EA. Top notch marketing research for free. 🙂

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  11. I do wish it stated how many people responded to the blogiversary poll (and its comparison to previous polls).

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    • Thousands. And it’s pretty much the same number every year. Which is likely why the results (in age, gender & how long you’ve tapped) tend to be very close.

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      • Thousands???? Holy Crap! I was thinking you know, mid hundreds or something therein (don’t ask me why) … As an aside, thank you Alissa for all you and your fellow blogmates do for this site 🙂

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  12. Really interesting to see that almost all tappers are adults. Kids of today don’t like grinding.

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  13. One of my favourite events ever was 2013 Halloween which was amaze balls!! Had a genuine spooky atmosphere to it with the gremlins and ghosts and I seem to remember mist or fog it looked brilliant, they’ve all been tame more child friendly since.
    Hope EA read this and we have a more scary one this year that would be awesome

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    • I liked the 2012 Halloween event. I loved tapping on zombies and going to neighbors and egging houses and throwing toilet paper on trees lol.

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  14. Fantastic poll!

    Next round is on me… flaming Moes for everyone 😀

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