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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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Addicts 5-Year Look Back: Fuzzy Thoughts About Burnout

Reaching back into the Addicts archives once again for another TSTO Anonymous meeting.  This time a topic I think we all can relate to…TSTO burnout.

Something I’m sure we’ve all experienced at one time or another.  Heck, I’ve been doing this site for 5 years and playing the game for almost 6 I’d be lying if I said I never felt burnt out on it.  People change, priorities change and life gets in the way, so it’s only natural to feel a little burnt out over the game.  What’s important is what you do when you’re burnt out and how you handle it overall.

So without further ado, I turn it over to 2016 Wookiee…

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Addicts 5-Year Look Back: Kwik-e-Mart Farming for Free Donuts!

Super Safi has been an official member of the Addicts staff for nearly two years now and in that time he’s given us loads of stats, strategies, tips and bracket battles!  Not to mention he’s a fixture on Addicts Live!

Way back in 2016 Safi wrote the strategy post to end all strategy posts.  A post Addicts, and non-Addicts, have been reading, referencing and linking to whenever the subject of Free Donuts comes up.  Yes, Safi was the original author of Kwik-e-Mart farming for free donuts!  A post, I’m sure many of you have read before, all about how to buy and sell KEMs to earn free donuts in TSTO!  I thought there’s no way we can have a look back week without including this classic from Safi!

So now I’ll turn it over to Super Safi and his stats and strategy in Kwik-E-Mart farming…

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Addicts 5-Year Look Back: Sarah Wiggum

So my main role on this site has always been game content.  I’m the one (usually) writing update rundowns, walkthroughs, should I buys and general “how-tos”.  They have always kept me busy and I like doing them (most days). I always enjoy getting to explore the ins and outs of the game and sharing it with you guys, after all that is the primary function of this site right?

So when it came time to look in the archives for posts I’ve written it wasn’t as easy to find one to post this time around.  After all who wants to re-read a walkthrough from Level 36?  BUT I did remember that, back when I wasn’t a mom and had way more time on my hands, I used to occasionally write things for fun. Sometimes opinion pieces about an event, other times in-depth WDTCF like posts.

Some of those WDTCF posts were for a series of posts we used to do called The Real Housewives of Springfield (we also had a similar feature for the men of Springfield called Mad Men of Springfield).  And then I remembered, Sarah Wiggum!

As y’all may recall from episodes of Addicts Live, or even some of my posts, I’ve long been advocating for Sarah Wiggum to join our games.  So long, in fact, it goes back to the very early days of this site when I focused a Real Housewives of Springfield piece on Sarah Wiggum herself.  I tried to make the compelling case on the Springfield NEEDS Sarah.  Apparently, four and a half years later, it didn’t work…since Sarah STILL isn’t in Springfield.  Hopefully, this time around it’ll make EA see Springfield needs Sarah.

So without further ado, let’s travel back to the winter of 2014…

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Addicts 5-Year Look Back: Wookiee’s 3-D Mega Prison

Following the same path of wanting to be different than other TSTO sites, we introduced design How-Tos to TSTO Addicts back in 2013.  Mostly based around 2D and 3D design work.  Really intricate design work done by some really talented people.

Wookiee, at least to me, was the King of 2D/3D designs.  It’s one of the major reasons I asked him to join Addicts when we first started.  Little did I know I’d be getting so much more than a 2D/3D designer!  Wook would break down some of his most intricate designs from his Springfield into simple steps anyone (and everyone) could follow.

While we’ve had loads of 2D/3D posts over the years, the one that always stands out the most to me (and was the most duplicated by you guys) is Wookiee’s Mega Prison!  So it’s time to turn it over to Wookiee and take a look back at the Mega Prison how-to…

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Addicts 5-Year Look Back: The Start of TSTO Anonymous

Back in when we started this site in 2013 we tried to separate ourselves from the loads of other TSTO blogs out there at the time by being different.  In addition to the traditional gameplay posts we wanted to bring you guys different content, fun content.  We wanted to be different, and what better way for a site called TSTO Addicts to be different than to hold regular meetings of TSTO Anonymous?

These meetings were spearheaded by the one, the only, Wookiee.  While I’ve got a few “classic” TSTO-Anon posts I plan to run over the next few days, I wanted to start out this Look Back series with two of the very first TSTO Anonymous posts, since we’re all Addicts here right? It’s funny to see a lot of the “issues” from 2013 still hold true today!

So without further ado, I turn it over to Wookiee circa 2013…


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