Addicts 5-Year Look Back: You Might Be An Addict If…

Throughout the years we’ve always liked to poke fun of the fact that we were called TSTO Addicts.  Afterall, everyone is here because they’re addicted to a silly little mobile game. 

One of the ways I liked to poke fun of it was by a regular feature, in our early years, called You Might Be An Addict If…(along the same lines of Jeff Foxworthy’s You Might Be A Redneck If…) And I thought no better way to end our Look Back posts than with a Look back to these classics!  Afterall, who doesn’t want a good laugh the night before a major event is about to hit?

So enjoy the laughs….

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From the You Might Be An Addict If posts…originally ran from Sept 2013-Feb 2014…

If you’re at Sprawl-Mart and you have to get out of an aisle and go sit on lawn furniture to collect rents and tickets before you can finish shopping….You Might Be An Addict  (Shelfcleaner)

If you refer to Wal-Mart as Sprawl-Mart….You Might Be An Addict (Shelfcleaner)

If you keep talking to your spouse about the game, knowing they don’t give a rats @$$….You Might Be An Addict (Shelfcleaner)

If you can play the game using only 1 hand, so you can multitask….You Might Be An Addict (Shelfcleaner)

If you refer to 7-11’s as Kwik-E-Marts….You Might Be An Addict (Laura Mac)

If you answer notifications in the middle of sleeping….You Might Be An Addict (Mags)

If you pull off the road in order to reset jobs…..You Might Be An Addict (Mags)

If you check for all new information (about TSTO) when you wake up….You Might Be An Addict (Mags)

If your fingers, hands, wrists & arms hurt from trying to design the perfect town….You Might Be An Addict (Mags)

If you automatically wake up five minutes before your tasks are complete….You Might Be An Addict (Barts Friend Laura)

If you set timers for when your tasks end and buildings are complete….You Might Be An Addict (Mikezilla)

If your 14 year old daughter stages an intervention….You Might Be An Addict (Wookiee)

If you’d rather play TSTO and go on your social site than hang out with people….You Might Be An Addict (Wookiee)

If the game stops being enough for you so you stage mini drama and mini games to increase your fix…You Might Be An Addict (Wookiee)

Whenever someone mentions donuts everyone in your family automatically assumes that they mean game donuts..…..You Might Be An Addict (Reader Leanne Rush)

You know you’re addicted when you’d rather collect rent on break than talk with your coworkers who are at your table..…..You Might Be An Addict (Reader Barbsinbox)

You know you’re addicted when you associate the real world decorations with your Springfield and not the other way around.…..You Might Be An Addict (Reader Barbsinbox)

When you give out 8 hour tasks to everyone just before going to bed and sign on first thing after you wake up to collect and start new tasks for all.…..You Might Be An Addict (Reader Paul)

When you’ve read all the email for tsto posts and ignored all the others.…..You Might Be An Addict (Reader Mummie)

You’re going on a two week vacation and all you can think about is missing Halloween stuff.…..You Might Be An Addict (Reader Chris J)

If when you tell your daughter that you planted corn, she just assumes that it was in your Springfield town and is surprised to find out it was in your real garden.…..You Might Be An Addict (Reader Shoshanna911)

You sometimes care more about the concerns of other tappers, than your (insert normal daily task here).…..You Might Be An Addict  (Wookiee)

You haven’t unplugged your phone for at least a day to ensure maximum battery life for TSTO.…..You Might Be An Addict  (Wookiee)

You see every day images and compare them to you and your neighborino’s towns..…..You Might Be An Addict  (Wookiee)

To avoid comments by your family about your daily TSTO activities, you’ve gotten them all hooked too!.…..You Might Be An Addict  (Wookiee)

Simpsons quotes have become your normal daily dialogue..…..You Might Be An Addict  (Wookiee)

You’ve been on TSTO social media (tapped-out.co.uk), your game, a TSTOAddicts.com AND been watching a Simpsons episode at the same time..…..You Might Be An Addict  (Wookiee)

You now know not only what a Wookiee is, but where they live, the name of their trees and for at least a 2 week period, what they want.…..You Might Be An Addict  (Wookiee)

You wake up in the middle of the night and the first thing you do it check on Springfield.…..You Might Be An Addict (Facebook Reader Misses Wulf)

 You’re going away for 10 days and the number 1 thing on your to do list is to give your friend your user id and password so they can collected any limited time prizes while you’re gone.…..You Might Be An Addict  

If you leave your Kindle speakers ALL THE WAY UP just to hear Homer’s notifications, regardless of how awkward it is..…..You Might Be An Addict  (Reader David)

When you are open about your beta town but secretive around Springfield delta…not that I have one..…..You Might Be An Addict  (Reader Alunited1961)

When the first question you ask when discussing a holiday break is: ‘Does the hotel have free wifi?;..…..You Might Be An Addict  (Reader Alunited1961) 

If you dream how your Springfield would look like if you had an abundance of donuts.…..You Might Be An Addict  (Reader AwesomeMan)

If when leaving the house for the day, you go cold because you may have left your Tapped Out device behind.  Then you get a feeling of such pure unadulterated joy and relief when you feel it in your pocket..…..You Might Be An Addict  (Reader Chris J)

If you refer to your phone as a ‘Tapped Out Device’.  Who makes calls these days anyway?..…..You Might Be An Addict  (Reader Chris J)

If you’ve laid out, scheduled, and organized all of your Halloween quests in Microsoft Excel..…..You Might Be An Addict  (Reader pkkao)

If you start shaking and get nauseous when EA announces server maintenance..…..You Might Be An Addict  (Reader pkkao)

If when you go to the local Kwik-E-Mart, you try to buy things with donuts..…..You Might Be An Addict  (Reader pkkao)

If the most you’ve ever known about the Odyssey comes from Season 13′s “Tales from the Public Domain”..…..You Might Be An Addict  (Reader pkkao)

If TSTO Addicts is your browser’s homepage..…..You Might Be An Addict  (Reader pkkao)

If you are managing your A game, B game, and C game at the same time on 3 different devices..…..You Might Be An Addict  (Reader pkkao)

If you HAVE an A game, a B game, and a C game in the first place..…..You Might Be An Addict  (Reader pkkao)

If it’s 12:30 in the morning and you have to stay awake because the rent on your 8-hour buildings will be finished in 13 minutes..…..You Might Be An Addict  (Reader pkkao)

If you’re walking on the street and you suddenly notice you’re humming the music from Tapped Out..…..You Might Be An Addict  (Reader pkkao)

If in school, you’re secretly collecting rent from houses and resetting 4-hour tasks underneath your desk..…..You Might Be An Addict  (Reader pkkao)

If every statue you pass on the way to work looks like Jebadiah Springfield..…..You Might Be An Addict  (Reader pkkao)

If you start hallucinating exclamation points on top of characters because you really need more quests..…..You Might Be An Addict  (Reader pkkao)

If you had to borrow money from your kids’ piggy banks to afford buying that boatload of donuts you need for the Halloween event..…..You Might Be An Addict  (Reader pkkao)

If for a birthday present, you wish for donuts…and not the edible kind..…..You Might Be An Addict  (Reader pkkao)

If something is said or done and your tapped out device seems to go off at the right time ( Better them than me) (Hmm visitors better put on pants )…..You Might Be An Addict (Addicts Community Member Poloman67)

If the only reason to cut your phone conversation short is to tap your buildings or visit friends!…..You Might Be An Addict (Addicts Community Member Runicgem)

If your tapping your buildings or visiting friends, you get interrupted by a text or phone call and your grumbling under your breath..…..You Might Be An Addict (Addicts Community Member Runicgem)

If you wake with multiple text messages and a couple voicemails but the first thing you do with your phone is check out TSTO ADDICTS for all your Tapped Out info before doing anything else!..…..You Might Be An Addict (Addicts Community Member Runicgem)

If you’ve hummed or sung the game music or the show theme while working..…..You Might Be An Addict (Addicts Community Member Runicgem)

If the true meaning of Christmas is no longer Jesus or family, but getting everything on that wheel!..…..You Might Be An Addict (Addicts Community Member Chris J)

If you have 3 accounts on 3 devices playing at the same time ..…..You Might Be An Addict (Addicts Community Member superlloydy)

If u can’t stop thinking about tsto when u can’t have your device with you..…..You Might Be An Addict (Addicts Community Member Wilki1999)

If u walk past a red leaved plant and think its sideshow bob!.…..You Might Be An Addict (Addicts Community Member Wilki1999)

If u use tsto as a conversation starter.…..You Might Be An Addict (Addicts Community Member Wilki1999)

If after leaving the supermarket with a heavy load of groceries, you mutter quietly to yourself “Yarrr. That’s how we do it — land lubber style….”.…..You Might Be An Addict (Addicts Community Member Davidmoui)

When you manage to comment on Addicts blog over 100 times… within an hour .…..You Might Be An Addict  (Anonymous)

If you find yourself obsessed and “post stalking” your favorite Addicts writer .…..You Might Be An Addict  (Anonymous)

When you comment SO much on the Addicts blog, you have to create an account so you don’t have to keep being a “guest”  .…..You Might Be An Addict  (Anonymous)

If your wish/gift list has only App store gift cards on it, but you still remind family members that you would love a gift card for your birthday/Christmas, just so you can buy more donuts..…..You Might Be An Addict (Addicts Community Member granmamaDar)

If you take your device to the restroom with you.…..You Might Be An Addict (Addicts Community Member granmamaDar)

If the first thing you think about when falling & breaking your wrist is “cool, I’ll be able to play even more since I will be off from work”..…..You Might Be An Addict (Addicts Community Member granmamaDar)

If when waiting in the ER, you are wishing the person with you would go to the restroom or to get a bite so you can play without being nagged about how you could be doing more damage..…..You Might Be An Addict  (Addicts Community Member granmamaDar)

If  You are contemplating buying another device with a larger screen just so it’s easier to play than on your phone……..You Might Be An Addict  (Addicts Community Member granmamaDar)

If TSTO takes priority over food (other THAN DOOOONNNUUTTTTSSSSS!)……..You Might Be An Addict  Addicts Community Member granmamaDar)

If your family is planning a TSTO intervention for you.…..You Might Be An Addict  (Community Member granmamaDar)

If you spent donuts on the Whale .…..You Might Be An Addict  

If you buy not one but TWO 300 donut Whales .…..You Might Be An Addict  

If you check your phone every half hour when you anticipate an update hitting, just so you don’t miss it .…..You Might Be An Addict  

You check your TSTO town before getting out of bed in the morning .…..You Might Be An Addict  

If your morning commute consists of reading comments from the BEST COMMUNITY EVER (or reading your favorite TSTO blog) .…..You Might Be An Addict


And here’s one for today….

You read this entire post thinking “I’m not an Addict” and then instantly started thinking about the new event hitting tomorrow…You Might Be An Addict

We hope you guys enjoyed the look back through the TSTO Archives over the last week!  We had a lot of fun reliving old memories/posts.  Now, the past is over and on with the new update!

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23 responses to “Addicts 5-Year Look Back: You Might Be An Addict If…

  1. Josephine Kick@$$

    LMAO this was awesome remembering how bad I’ve had it! Thanks for the Look Back Alissa 😄

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  2. Tracy-1ltwoody920

    Excellent comments from everyone! I believe this issue deserves serious consideration. And if y’all don’t come up with something to contribute, stay here and re-read these postings. I’m certain in another 40 minutes or so something worthy of sticking around HERE will come to you.
    🤔😇

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  3. God I am so many of these. Sometimes my fiancé will come in the room and I have my iPad on my lap with the game on and my phone in my hand with the Addicts page open. I just look up and smile and he walks off shaking his head.

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  4. You know you’re an addict when your husband (who does NOT play TSTO) requests to hear his favorite character quotes during your morning task setting. (His current favorite is Hellfish Abe’s, “About time, knothead!” and, the Rich Texan’s, “ AMerica’s not a place for seatbelt wearing cowards!”

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  5. I wear my addict badge with pride 😊

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  6. Not that I’m an addict… but… visiting the tstoaddicts blog was one of the first things I did after waking up to see whether the update had gone live this morning….

    I’ve been loving these look backs; but this one… just the addicts’ suggestions take you back to a time where things were different. (That Christmas wheel! I still have nightmares about it lol! But it was something other than the 3 act and craft formula we’ve gotten stuck in… )

    Anyway, no rants 🙂 Just thank you all for sharing – here’s to however-many-more-years-this-simple-tapping-mobile-app-has 🙂

    (I guess you might be an addict if you’re still playing after all these years…)

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  7. 😂 those were some great ‘addictions’ over the years ….. here is how addicted I became:

    “You are at the Hollywood Bowl for The Cure live, it’s intermission, everyone is busy posting pictures and videos from the Concert – but you log in to play The Simpsons Tapped Out!” 😅

    I’m not going to worry about logging in at 7 A.M. Pacific Time today. Chances are I may not log in until 12 P.M. . it’s ok to let go of those ‘addictions’. 👍

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  8. You might be an addict… if you secretly check on your Springfield all the time at school… and you’re the teacher!

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  9. Hi so i know this is unrelated so when a related post comes out I’ll just put this under there. But basically the update came out for me so I updated my game downloaded everything got the new app icon and the cool loading screen. But no quest seems to pop up to start the event. I don’t have any characters on quests or in storage and I even tried reinstalling the game. So if anyone has a solution to this it would be appreciated, thanks.

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  10. Been on the game and forum since 5am this morning checking out all the new bug fixes, lag, %, collier, mountains, all good apart from the collider reset to 0, but all good so far, think I am an Addict 🤔😉😍😋😋😋😋

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  11. Hello, my name is Charles and I am an addict….

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  12. If you check your phone every half hour when you anticipate an update hitting, just so you don’t miss it .…..You Might Be An Addict
    (Christmas and Halloween) for sure!

    You check your TSTO town before getting out of bed in the morning You Might Be An Addict.
    (A few times a week at least, depends on morning events)

    I’ll add a couple. If you wake up at 3am and wonder if you forgot to send charters on Jobs.

    Or you’re extra happy a comment/opinion you made on this site gets 3 or more likes/comments (good or bad). Can be a tough audience.

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  13. If you automatically wake up five minutes before your tasks are complete….You Might Be An Addict (Barts Friend Laura)

    Best one. Though I must confess that I didn’t read them all.

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  14. wordsleadmeon

    “If you check your phone every half hour when you anticipate an update hitting, just so you don’t miss it .…..You Might Be An Addict”

    This was so me in advance of the last Christmas event.

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  15. IOS New update out right now

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  16. loved the article! I could relate to almost all of the comments

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