Addicts Want to Know: Help Us Help You

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

As part of my plan to start fresh and make the community of this site to the forefront again (see this post if you’re confused), I want to bring back something I let fall by the wayside over the last few years (the last one of these I did was in 2017…) I want to hear what you have to say!

I want to hear from YOU…the most amazing readers on the planet….about what you love about our site, what you hate about it & what you think we could be doing better (or would love to see).  Here’s your chance to sound off and let me know exactly how you feel, please don’t hold back (although remember comments are still moderated, so don’t be hostile).  I want to hear it all…the good, the bad & the ugly.

And in an effort to hear the brutal honest truth, I’ve set up a Google Docs Form for this.  This way you guys can be as honest as you can be, and I won’t know who left which comment. (of course, you can sign it if you want) No names, no IPs, just you and a keyboard.  Should be fun…

Of course, if you want to leave a comment on this post you’re welcome to do that as well.

Seriously guys, be brutally honest!  I can take it.

-What do you think will help re-engage the community around here?
-Posts you want to see?
-Things you want to see brought back?
-Features you want to be removed?
-Anything we can add?
-Suggestions on future content/features?
-More YouTube or less?
-Do you want to be involved in some of the Addicts Lives?  Like a community round table, where you join us via Skype (or Zoom)?
-Would you be interested in community Skype/Zoom, not on YouTube, where we talk “face to face” with you guys?
-Would you be interested in Simpsons watch parties over Skype/Zoom?
-For those of you who have been with us awhile, what did you love about the site from the beginning that you hate now?
-What can I do to improve my relationship with you all?

The list could go on and on….Nothing is off-limits, and I truly mean that.  So please share your thoughts, I can’t wait to see what you have to say!

For those who can’t see the form, you can access it directly here

20 thoughts on “Addicts Want to Know: Help Us Help You

  1. Hello! The site has been a godsend for me over the years! I post very rarely but I visit often to see if there’s anything coming up or to see what’s been posted. I find that if I don’t visit for a couple of days there’s an app update in the Play store that I would’ve known about if I had visited! My only problem with the site is finding information. I use the search feature easily and regularly to find old SIB’s about stuff in the yearbook but when I want to ask a question (ie. My town portrait doesn’t work. Is that just me or is it a problem for others?) I always feel silly that it may be covered somewhere in a comment section, etc. that I didn’t read. Meanwhile, I like the Addicts Live videos and I have enjoyed some of your family adventures! Thanks for everything! You and the site are a big part of what I enjoy about the game!

    1. Did you send it through the form or write a comment for the site? If you did it through the form I got a bunch of long ones so it probably went through. If you did it as a comment here, I did not get it.

  2. I will have to come back and think about what to Suggest, but for the most part?

    I appreciate the reveals for:
    _Walkthroughs
    _Prize Breakdowns,
    _Premium Content
    _Characters required to Task for Currency (as if that changes – lol!)
    _ Amount of Event Currency each Character obtains (if you haven’t figured out that Premium Characters obtain more Event Currency, then you will never will – lol!)
    _Date / Time for when Event begins / ends (pay attention to the Calendar!)
    _Able to give 👍🏻 or 👎🏻 regarding an Event
    _No Trolls (or Russian Bots – lol!)

    That’s a lot for 1 to 2 running TSTO Addicts (we really should be patient, or offer to help!). Alissa even takes the time to note if there’s a bug / glitch and where Tappers can get help (by posting a link, by showing where you need to sign in and start with EA, etc – and I’m done posting @EAHelp on Twitter, come on if you haven’t figured that out? you must have no interest in this Game App – lol!)

    I tend to remind Tappers if you appreciate what EA did for an Event? Then leave them a thank you on the official TSTO Facebook Page (if you have constructive criticism? do it on the TSTO Facebook Page, just don’t be rude!)

    I know the EA Network is not 💯 (EA freely admits this, but EA needs to communicate with us … maybe tell us the Network is not available 24/7 …. maybe let us know that the Network will be down for maintenance vs ‘oh hey another Bart Simpson Screen of Death’ with not a word for EA!)

    Its a fact the TSTO Addicts site does more than the official EA TSTO Forums (save yourself a migraine – don’t join the Forums!) and that’s the problem! I think it’s safe to say that most Tappers go to this site than Login to the Game App on a daily basis (that’s not a bad thing, but that’s proof how dedicated the TSTO Addicts Staff is – and how we are all still addicted to the site more than the Game App! 💜 )

    Ok just watched the video of Drew Bree’s kids telling everyone their Dad is retired from the New Orleans Saints (super duper cute!)

  3. I do enjoy the site. I need to read the walk-thrus as the font on my old phone is to small/ hard to read. I enjoy seeing other peoples designs, to get inspiration. I liked the polls. Just during Covid, I’m kind of screened out, and want a break.
    Thank you for all you do.

  4. The game wouldn’t be the same for me without your walk-throughs. Thank you for all the hard work you put on this site!

  5. Alissa thank you for everything you put into these posts, your live vlogs, your tireless enthusiasm. I keep playing partly because of this blog and it’s happy content. Continued smiles and virtual hugs all around!! xo

  6. Patric just left
    His emoji is gone.
    Yours remain, frontal view, looking directly at us
    Be nice if we had one of him walking away, looking over his shoulder.
    In short, one of his backside.
    But then again, I’ve been told my sense of humor is an acquired taste.

    Cat 🐈 has been fed, other morning necessities completed, time for night-night, or, more appropriately, time for morn-morn.
    Zzzzzzzzz

  7. Hi, Alissa!
    So, I will be brutally honest! LOL
    Nothing to complain, only to thank your great work here.
    Nothing to suggest also, because I think everything you do here is perfect!
    I read everything you post since my son show me the game in 2014.
    Some answers (I will go to the form too):
    -Do you want to be involved in some of the Addicts Lives? – Would love to, but my English can be a problem (I’m Brazilian).
    -Would you be interested in community Skype/Zoom – Same above.
    -Would you be interested in Simpsons watch parties over Skype/Zoom? – Same above.
    -What can I do to improve my relationship with you all? – I’m always amazed how you get time to answer us!
    Thanks a lot, Alissa!

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