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August 2022 Event SPOILERS!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Who’s ready for what’s next in our pocket-sized towns?  Well, you’re in luck because we’ve received our info packet from EA and we’re FINALLY allowed to share the details with you!  Curious about what’s included in the next event?  When does it start? How many donuts do you need?  Who should you keep free?  Want some major event spoilers?!  Well look no further…we answer all of that and more here…

Just a reminder for our hearing impaired readers, or those who check the site at work.  You can totally watch this video without sound.  Aside from the subtitles, I have TONS of detailed graphics on this video that will lay out all the event details.  

Thoughts? Excitement? Are you ready for it?!  Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!

An Update from Alissa

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

I’m sure some of you are wondering where I’ve been, or why our usual posts haven’t been up on the site for this update.

Unfortunately, on Thursday, June 9th my father passed away very suddenly.

Aside from the usual shock and grief that hits when something like this happens, and helping my mom sort through all of the finances, etc. as we settle my dad’s affairs, I’ve now been tasked with running our family business.  As you can imagine, it’s pretty overwhelming at the moment as I take on a role I didn’t ask for, nor was I ready for.  But I’m doing my best to make it through each day.

However, this means something has to be put to the side at least temporarily.  And that something is this site.  So in the short term, I cannot keep up with the posts for this site in addition to the challenge and responsibility of running a company and taking care of 3 small children.  There are just not enough hours in the day.

I do hope to get back to this site, once I get into a rhythm at work and no longer have the feeling that I’m drowning in a never-ending sea of “I don’t know what the hell I’m doing”.   Hopefully, that can happen before this event is over, but if it doesn’t that has to be ok as well.

Safi will be around, and if he has the time he will post about the event itself.  I don’t even have the time right now to even play the game, let alone write about it.  I do hope to get back to it soon, as I love this site, this community, and it’s honestly my outlet to keep my sanity.  Hopefully, I will be back sooner rather than later.

I thank you for your patience during this difficult time, and I welcome your thoughts and prayers as my family tries to adjust to life without my father.

-Alissa

Alissa it’s your birthday! Happy Birthday Alissa!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

 

Today is a very special day here at Addicts, for it is Alissa’s Birthday. Yes, the one and only Alissa. Alissa will explain soon, but right now she is completely swamped in her personal life. However, she could definitely use your birthday wishes.

So Happy Birthday Alissa! Here’s to another amazing year filled with love, laughter, and joyful tapping!

 

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June 2022 Event SPOILERS!

  1. Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Who’s ready for what’s next in our pocket-sized towns?  Well, you’re in luck because we’ve received our info packet from EA and we’re FINALLY allowed to share the details with you!  Curious about what’s included in the next event?  When does it start? How many donuts do you need?  Who should you keep free?  Want some major event spoilers?!  Well look no further…we answer all of that and more here…

Just a reminder for our hearing impaired readers, or those who check the site at work.  You can totally watch this video without sound.  Aside from the subtitles, I have TONS of detailed graphics on this video that will lay out all the event details.  

Thoughts? Excitement? Are you ready for it?!  Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!

A Memorial Day Moment

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

In the USA it is Memorial Day. A day when Americans remember those who fought for our country and freedom that are no longer with us. A time to mourn the loss of those no longer with us, but to also appreciate all that they have done for us to protect our freedoms.

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A few years ago Wook took the time to lay out his thoughts on Memorial Day as a Veteren of the US Air Force, definitely worth the read and can be found here.

Take the time and enjoy the day my friends, but please remember why you get to enjoy the extra time in the first place.

Here at Addicts we’re taking the day.  Mostly, I’m taking the day.  Going to spend some time with my very patient husband and the little Addicts and enjoy my family.

To all our readers who have or continue to serve in our US Armed Forces (and Armed Forces around the world), thank you.

If there is someone special you’d like to honor in the comments, please share.

April 2022 Event SPOILERS!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Alright, I teased this out in this post…now it’s time for the official spoiler video!

Who’s ready for what’s next in our pocket-sized towns?  Well, you’re in luck because we’ve received our info packet from EA and we’re FINALLY allowed to share the details with you!  Curious about what’s included in the next event?  When does it start? How many donuts do you need?  Who should you keep free?  Want some major event spoilers?!  Well look no further…we answer all of that and more here…

Just a reminder for our hearing impaired readers, or those who check the site at work.  You can totally watch this video without sound.  Aside from the subtitles, I have TONS of detailed graphics on this video that will lay out all the event details.  

Thoughts? Excitement? Are you ready for it?!  Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!

Reminder: Share Your Thoughts on 10 Years of TSTO!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just putting out a little reminder that TOMORROW, Thursday February 24th, we’ll be recording our very special Addicts live where YOU get to join us and talk about TSTO!

Over the last few weeks, Safi and I have been recording some awesome episodes of Addicts Live with a few very special guests, to take a look back at 10 years of TSTO! (you can view the first one here, and another will air on Saturday)  We’ve been having a blast doing this and taking a look back at the fun history of TSTO with those who’ve been part of running TSTO communities over the years, and now we want to hear from YOU!  Those of you who have been a part of the TSTO Community!

We put this out there last Friday, and a few of you have signed up, but we wanted to just put up another reminder for those that may have missed it! We want you to join us on a very special episode of Addicts Live to talk about all this TSTO!  We’ll be recording this episode on Thursday February 24th at 9pm Eastern US Time (so 8pm Central, 7pm Mountain, 6pm Pacific…and 2am in the UK).  If you would like to join us (you can show your face if you’d like, but if you’re shy you can also just lend your voice), fill out the form below and make sure you’re available on Thursday February 24th at 9pm Eastern time. (note we record over Skype, so that’s the only software you’d need)

A direct link to the form can be found here

I’ll be sending out an email later tonight to everyone who signed up with more details.  So if you’ve signed up, be on the lookout for that email tonight!

Too shy to join Addicts Live in person?  Well you can still participate by sharing your favorite TSTO event, moments, or other fond memories on this post, from a few weeks ago.  We’ll be reading all of those comments on this episode as well!

Thanks!

Join Addicts Live to Celebrate 10 Years of TSTO!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Over the last few weeks, Safi and I have been working on something REALLY fun.  We’ve been recording some awesome episodes of Addicts Live with a few very special guests, to take a look back at 10 years of TSTO! (look for the first of those episodes to air tomorrow)  We’ve been having a blast doing this and taking a look back at the fun history of TSTO with those who’ve been part of running TSTO communities over the years.

But now we want to hear from YOU!  Those of you who have been a part of the TSTO Community!

A couple of weeks ago we asked for your input on your favorite events in TSTO history (you can find that post here), and while we’re going to read your comments on Addicts Live, we thought it would also be fun to hear it straight from your mouth!

So, we want you to join us on a very special episode of Addicts Live to talk about all this TSTO!  We’ll be recording this episode on Thursday February 24th at 9pm Eastern US Time (so 8pm Central, 7pm Mountain, 6pm Pacific…and 2am in the UK).  If you would like to join us (you can show your face if you’d like, but if you’re shy you can also just lend your voice), fill out the form below and make sure you’re available on Thursday February 24th at 9pm Eastern time.

A direct link to the form can be found here

Be sure to check your emails early next week for more details about recording the show, and we really hope to see you there!

February 2022 Event SPOILERS!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Who’s ready for what’s next in our pocket-sized towns?  Well, you’re in luck because we’ve received our info packet from EA and we’re FINALLY allowed to share the details with you!  Curious about what’s included in the next event?  When does it start? How many donuts do you need?  Who should you keep free?  Want some major event spoilers?!  Well look no further…we answer all of that and more here…

Just a reminder for our hearing impaired readers, or those who check the site at work.  You can totally watch this video without sound.  Aside from the subtitles, I have TONS of detailed graphics on this video that will lay out all the event details.  

Thoughts? Excitement? Are you ready for it?!  Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!

Addicts Want to Know 10 Years of TSTO: Your Favorite Updates

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

This month TSTO turns 10!  Can you believe this game has been around for 10 years? We’re planning some fun Addicts Lives this month the celebrate 10 years, where we’ll take a look back at some of the fun over the last 10 years, and we want to get you in on the action!

So take a moment in the comments below and share your absolute favorite event in TSTO history.  Could be the Monorail.  Could be Stonecutters. Or the Casino update?  Perhaps the very first Halloween? (you can take a look at the Addicts Event Page here to see all of the events we’ve covered since we started in 2013)

Share your favorite (and even your least favorite) in the comments and we’ll share your thoughts on an upcoming Addicts Live!