Addicts Guidlines

As a reminder, this has been posted in the footer of every page of this site since it’s inception: Respectful, constructive disagreement is welcome, but comments made to provoke others, be malicious, or distract from the purpose of this site will be removed.
Please stay within the guidelines below and remember that we reserve the right to remove your comments if we feel they’re being made to provoke others, be malicious, or distract from the purpose of this site.

Welcome to the Addicts. We are a group of avid players that are here to help and assist other fellow players all we can. That being said, we do have Guidelines that we follow on our blog and ask our readers to follow as well.

BE KIND TO OTHERS: We are here as a community. Each person with their own voice, own views, and own take on the game. Allow each other to communicate their own views and respond to them in a courteous manner.

SEE THE BIGGER PICTURE: This site is not for just one person or about just one person, so please keep that in mind when addressing the Addicts or other fellow players. 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.

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NO ABUSE: Here at Addicts we allow open dialog. What we will NOT allow is 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 the Addicts Team, the game, or another reader, 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. Keep this in mind when making any comment. Also, 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. Same goes if you are happy. Anger will happen. 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.

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HACK FREE SITE: Here at the Addicts, we will NOT allow any reader to promote, contribute, or help in illegal use and/or activities in regards to the game. In short, 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. Most of the time, we wait til it goes live. That way we can see how it plays out, how characters are involved, and provide the most accurate and up to date info we can to our players. 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.

31 responses to “Addicts Guidlines

  1. Hi, I know this is a crazy question, but is there a way to sign in to this site BEFORE leaving a comment? As an ipad user I am sort of confused how this works. Thanks for the site, and thanks for all your patience with me!


  2. Roberto (rbrana76)

    I usually not post too much comments here, but since I started playing TSTO more than a year ago, I found this page and I want to thank to all the team of TSTO addicts, specially Alissa for all the great follow up and posts of the game making the game more enjoyable for all TPTO lovers, an excellent teamwork of all the Addicts (Aliisa, Bunny and Wookie) 🙂

  3. I love this site…but then one person was telling lies..(i was serial tagger etc.trying to hurt me…and he did real life we were friends one day and i did accidentally tag his school..i leave immiadtly a apolocise..but he tagged my school and leave messages fom that that i was serial tagger and ppl should avoid me 🙁 lvl 15 and gathering friends just two days…and becouse of him, i lost five friends…for one mistake 🙁 i was just so sad and nobody seems to believe eventhough the apologice was there too..i never believed that coming here was bad just wonderin do i have to create new account but remember that guy.maybe im not first new player hes destroyed..definately he is the only one that has accused me and ever will be becouse i noticed my mistake and he is lying things about me. I hope i will be last player he destroes with lies.thanks. Cleocat

    • It’s reasons like this that I’m about to just shut down the entire vandalism thread. It’s getting ridiculous.

      • That’s sad. The vandalism thread is my first stop when I go to make new friends. If I’m vandalized, I check to see if they’ve posted anything. If not, I unfriend and grab someone else. Beyond that, it’s just not worth the emotional energy. While I completely understand your frustration with the ones like this, it’s a shame how a few people are ruining it for the rest of us.

      • How about instead of shutting it down, don’t APPROVE such hateful comments. That is called cyber bullying. You have an obligation when you run a website. You also have an option whether to approve the comment or not. This is horrible.

        • Because THIS comment simply said someone was a serial tagger. It did not outright attack them or call them names or provoke hate. It just said that they said someone is a tagger. It’s not our job to verify if what someone saying on the comment thread is accurate or not (especially when it comes to vandalizing). It’s our job to ensure hate and other malicious comments aren’t said. And we DO delete comments like that.

          Honestly, I think you’re just overreacting. Read the comments for what they’re actually saying and read our guidelines again.

      • Wow. You’re grasping at straws. This person clearly stated that they said this person was a serial tagger AND THAT PEOPLE SHOULD AVOID THEM. You think that’s NOT hateful or cyber bullying? They wouldn’t have been able to see those comments had you not approved them. You yourself even said it’s reasons like this that you want to shut down that thread.

  4. So, I have this neighbor that I’m guessing hacked the game. I know it’s wrong to assume, but, he has vehicles placed on roads, which at first I thought no big because I’ve placed grass only on pavement through a clever glitch, but looking around, he has three Homer cars, multiple book burning mobiles which I don’t know if they’re unique or not, the man hole covers, snake logs on river pieces which could have been the clever glitch if not for having seen the other things, and a boat load of items including the Ice Castle and King Winter’s Cave on the water. My game crashed right after. What should I do? I don’t mind the hacking, if that’s what it is, but still.

    Also, I’m not trying to promote hacking, I just don’t know what to do about the neighbor, nor do I know where I would put this.

    • It’s honestly all YOUR personal choice. If you don’t mind them as a neighbor, don’t worry. If it bothers you, unfriend them. Like you said you don’t know them to pass judgment so leave it to EA to police them. You just enjoy the game. 😉

  5. please friend me. I play daily and need more friends.

  6. ****

  7. Please friend me I play everyday. Im in need of some more friends.
    And thanks to everyone

  8. Please friend me I’m

  9. FREE Donuts!
    Just to let fellow Tappers know, keep tapping in neighbors towns because free donuts are showing up randomly. Today, I twice got a free donut when tapping in my friends towns.


  10. I’m confused. Do my buildings need dollar signs on them so friends can tap them or do I need to keep the dollar signs off ? Also with 50 friends what’s a good number of buildings to make sure friends can always tap me? Thanks

    • They need dollar signs.

      It’s a delicate balance honestly. There’s no set number. When you’re a higher level you can leave all of your buildings untapped and only clear them when they have a handshake (which is what I do). But at lower levels you tend to need the cash…so it’s a delicate balance of clearing and leaving buildings. See how your visits are going from your neighbors and that will help you determine if you need to leave more buildings or if you can clear more.

  11. Oh ya ….I,ve noticed that everyone who got every thing at level 47 on my friends list. Stopped playing. So did about 5 others,,,is that normal? I am only at 31…*****. Or some such number at the end. It’s been so long since I’ve seen that screen I can’t remember. Need more neighbors

  12. Not only have I been locked out for three days on and off but now I see this grab bag contest and can’t find the thingy to enter…

  13. Happy New Year Bunny
    Any idea when the Simpson game will be back up. Sorry but I want to collect my stuff so I don’t loose out on anything.
    Thank you

  14. Love the game, play it daily.. Need more friends that do the same but having hard time finding them. Will continue searching.

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