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Addicts Housekeeping: Site Issues (Popups, Missing Links etc)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

So a few (ok more than a few) of you have been reporting you’ve been having issues with the site in the last few weeks, in-particular those of you with iOS devices.  Either with popups or disabled links.  I’ve been in contact with WordPress since the first problem was brought to my attention.

Dennis (and others) from WordPress are on the case, trying to resolve the problems, but he needs more information from those of you impacted.   If you’ve been having issues if you could take a moment to respond to Dennis’ inquiry below in the comments and answer his questions we would appreciate it!

Thanks!

-Alissa

Hi everyone,

This is Dennis from WordPress.com support. I’m so sorry that some of your are having issues with the ads on this site. I’m going to do my best to get this fixed, but if you don’t mind, can you give me a bit more information first? We’ve been trying to replicate the issue from our end, but we’re not seeing it, so it would be helpful to have as much detail as possible:

1) From what I gather, the issue appears on Chrome for iOS. Safari is fine. Is this correct?

2) If so, can you give me the exact urls of the pages you’re seeing this problem on? You can just copy and paste from the address bar on your browser.

3) Can you also tell me the exact links that you’re not able to click? I want to make sure I look at the same thing as you.

@brittj87, I see you already attached a screenshot, so if you could clarify the above three questions as well, that would be great. 🙂

Thank you so much for being patient with us on this.

 

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Addicts West Coast (US) Meet Up Details!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

So a few Addicts Live episodes back we teased the idea of a West Coast Addicts Meet Up.  We met a bunch of our East Coast Readers back in March 2015 and thought it was time to get out and see what the West Coast has to offer. (Yes, Middle America I know..we’re coming for you next 😉 )

West Coast was an ideal location for us because both Patric and Wook live out there, so it really only involved me getting my butt on a plane and taking that 6hr trek…

So now we’re ready to announce the dates and details of the West Coast Meet Up, so let’s get to it..

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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 have done for us to protect our freedoms. Tapped_Out_American_Flag

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.

To all our readers who have served 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.

Addicts Housekeeping Notes: Osaka Post Updates, Airplane Timer & Cleatus

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just a quick post about a couple of changes we made/issues we’re seeing from you guys in the comments….

First on the Osaka Flu

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I’ve updated the post to correct my mistake about the payouts when you level up..Now that I’ve had this (leveling up) happen to me, and leveled up, I can tell you that when you level up you’ll add an additional Osaka Virus to your town.  So you can end up with a total of 5 Osaka Viruses roaming your town…

Now on the Plane Ticket Timer..

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Many of you are noting that your Timer isn’t working.  You leave the game and it doesn’t continue to count down from the 20m mark.  Instead it restarts at 20m when you go back into your game.

Of course you should contact EA with any bugs you’re experiencing in your game, you can contact them here.

But an Addicts Reader has posted a solution that’s worked for them (I also put this at the top of the Norbert post):

On kindle hard close kindle. Start again. Open tsto. Keep game open until first 20 min cycle completes. Stay in your Springfield. Keep it active . Do not visit krusty land. Do not visit neighbors. This fixed it permanently for me. Only have a Kindle to check it on though.

Although they state this works for Kindles, try it on other devices as well if you’re having a problem.  See if that helps.  If not, contact EA.

And finally on missing Cleatus…

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A few of you are reporting you’ve stored him initially and he’s disappeared. I would remind you to check your entire inventory for him (not just the character section), as there are times when new characters (and items) aren’t categorized yet.

If you’ve checked your entire inventory and you still can’t find him than contact EA, you can contact them here.

And that’s it my friends.  A few notes about issues we’re seeing!

I’ll be back in a bit with some more pressing Should I Buy posts…including the returning items that are leaving our games shortly…

 

TSTO New Facebook Teaser..What’s Coming Next?!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

EA has just released (well ok an hr or so ago at this point…sometimes real life gets in the way of tapping ;)) a new Teaser for TSTO.

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It looks like our own Wookstradamus prognosticated correctly!  It appears as if we’ll be getting an Around the World event in our games very soon!  (as if the Chinese New Year theme didn’t already tip many of us off 😉 )

What are your thoughts on the event teaser?  What would you like to see in this upcoming event?  When do you think it will hit?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

Main Event Contest Reminder

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just popping in with a friendly reminder, we’re nearing the end of January and you know what that means?  Last chances to get your entries in to win some FREE donuts!   And who doesn’t want more donuts?  Especially when they’re free!

Your entries for the Main Event Contest must be submitted by next Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 by 11:59pm (US East Coast Time).  So you’ve got a week to finish up those entries and email them over to us (TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com).

For complete details about the Main Event Contest check out this post

So polish up those ideas and send em on over!  We can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with for the next event in TSTO!

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Merry Christmas!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s Christmas!  It’s Christmas! Santa’s here!!! Woo-hoo!!!

You may notice things a little quiet around here today (you can always find the latest on the Winter Update here), as the Addicts celebrate Christmas by tearing open packages, over indulging on Christmas cookies…oh and I guess spending time with our families too! 😉 (personally I was up until way to late last night assembling a play kitchen and car…so I’m hoping for a Christmas nap at some point!)

Short Story Long… We are pre-occupied today and hope YOU are too. I think all of us need a day to step away and just relax, unwind, and enjoy those around us. So you won’t see much going on here. Your comments will likely sit in moderation for a bit. Pretty much it is going to be a quiet day on the Addicts sites while we….BRACE YOURSELVES…take a day off. SHOCKING I KNOW!!!

No worries, we promise all won’t be lost in a day. We always have our eyes and ears open. Even if you do not see or hear from us, does not mean we aren’t watching out for you. We will return after the holiday with any changes and more info about the Winter Event.  So for today….ENJOY THE SILENCE!

Well that’s it from us.  But we want to take a moment to wish you and your families a VERY Merry Christmas!  Have a great day everyone and be safe!

Merry Christmas from the Addicts

Now feel free to share your own thoughts and memories in the comments below. You know we LOVE to hear from you and it will be something great to come back to after the Holiday. So feel free to comment away. 😉

P.S. If you want to see how Riley (aka the Tiny Addict) spent Christmas Eve and today..check out instagram. 🙂

P.P.S. I know it’s Sunday, so if you’re missing the open thread you can check out the Christmas Eve one here.

Let Cooler Heads Prevail…My Thoughts So Far On the Event

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

So normally we just plug away with updates here at Addicts HQ.  Listening to what you guys have to say, but trying not to say too much about our opinions.  (well…before Pat anyway lol) We write our posts, give you guys the details and address issues we feel need to be addressed.  But we try not to say too much about the theme of the events.  Because let’s face it, we’re all Addicts and we’re going to plug away no matter what.  But this 2016 Winter Event has seem to hit a nerve with many of you…

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Put on A Mask! (Contest Alert!)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

As many long time Addicts readers know, we LOVE to spoil our readers with free stuff!  We love holding contests where we get to give back to you guys for being a part of the amazing Addicts Community!

Well guess what?  It’s time again to give away some free stuff!!  This and once again we’re partnering up with our friends at Fun.com, the company that delivers memories through a billion smiles, a million laughs and a few disapproving headshakes.   We ran a T-Shirt off Our Backs contest back in March from Fun.com and we all had so much fun that we’re doing it again!

So what’s at stake this time?  How do you win?  Wanna tell me to stop dragging it out and just give you the details so you can enter already?!  Alright, alright…stop shaking your heads at me and here’s a hint…

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Four Years and Glowing! TSTO Numbers are Eye-Opening!

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EA is a  company that rarely takes the time to blow their own horns. Outside of the regular ballyhoo that surrounds the huge marketing blather around a new release, EA is kind of a “Keep the Hits Coming…Deal with the Fallout Later” kind of a company.

So, even though we know that TSTO is far down the list as one of their top priorities in development, it is news when they release a new “Info-Graphic” because it is such a rare event.  How rare?  How about only the 2nd time since 2012?

An “Info-Graphic” is kind of what it sounds like, a large graphic used to disseminate information about something. The FIRST IG, talked about the huge success of TSTO (after just a couple of months), and how it was at the “Top of the Mobile Game Revenue Charts.”

Well, we know that TSTO has been displaced from the “Top of the Charts,” and in fact rarely shows up on the “Top 50 Grossing Mobile Games” However, there are a few distinctive numbers that should give all of us TSTO players a bit of pride and comfort in the game’s future, that can be dissected from the latest InfoGraphic.

Let’s Take a Look…

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