Category Archives: Addicts News

Halloween Event SPOILERS!

10/5 Update: Hey guys, just letting you know the update has hit the files…so it should be hitting app stores fairly soon.
Also, for those worried about the “lack of dinosaurs” with this event…don’t worry…there will be dinos!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s almost time for Halloween in our pocket-sized towns, an Addict Favorite annual Event in TSTO!  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!

August Event SPOILERS!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

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!

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. HBO and George R. R. Martin describe Alissa as “Queen of Blogs, Queen of Tapped Out and the First Tappers, Lady of the Miniature Springfield, Khaleesi of the Great Springfield Heights, the true finger behind sky finger, and the Mother of Addicts”.

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

 

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June Event SPOILERS!

Note: This update is now available in the app stores. And verification codes are still required if you’ve logged out of your town.

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

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 sit outside and watch my kids run through the sprinklers and play.  Hopefully the weather cooperates, because it’s been awful the last couple of days.

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.

Addicts Housekeeping: Yes, I Reverted the Site Back and Here’s Why

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you…I have reverted the site back to the trusty tried and true version of TSTO Addicts we’ve all enjoyed for the last (nearly) 8 years.

Here’s why…

First, I’ve been growing increasingly frustrated with the new theme.  There were loads of things, visually, we weren’t able to do or have appeared the way we wanted them to appear.

Second, you guys OVERWHELMINGLY voted to change back.  It wasn’t even close…

And the whole reason I switched in the first place was because of complaints we were getting about the mobile version of the site.  So if you guys are good, I’m good.

And third, issues that we thought were issues with the theme (ie comment issues, likes not showing etc) were in fact NOT issues with the theme.  They’re issues with WordPress and would exist no matter which site version we use.

So, give all of that, I’d rather go back to tried and true.

A Carnival Adventure…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The Little Addicts are back this week with a new Adventure! On this week’s adventure, we took a trip to our local Fireman’s Fair, cousins in tow! It was nice to have a little normalcy back for the kiddos, and get on some rides! The Little Addicts had a blast!

You can check out the latest adventure here, and give it a “thumbs up“:

P.S. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!  The contest is still ongoing and we’re getting closer to the 1,000 subscriber mark where we start giving away prizes! Subscribe Here!

P.P.S. I explained the Little Addicts Adventures Vlogs in this post.  So check it out if you’re wondering what the heck is going on!

Addicts Want to Know: Site Theme Poll Question

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

So for those who remember, a few weeks ago we had to make a theme change on the website because WordPress did some updates and the mobile view of our site completely disappeared.  Instead of getting the mobile version of the site on your phone, you’d get the desktop version…which would require you to zoom in to read posts etc.

Well, I’ll be honest…we’ve had this new theme for a few weeks and I’m not really happy with it.  I’m thinking about switching back to the old theme…which may (or may not) cause some issues for those using the mobile version of the site.  But, this time, before I do that I wanted to get YOUR opinion on it.  So please take a minute and answer the poll question below, and let me know if you want to switch back or if you like the current appearance of the site.

Thanks!

 

For those having trouble viewing the poll in this post, you can find the direct link to it here.

A Baseball Adventure…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The Little Addicts are back this week with a new Adventure! On this Adventure Sunday, we went to our first baseball game since 2019!  And what a game it was!  We celebrated the Phillie Phanatic’s birthday, saw Bryce Harper hit a homer, and watched Aaron Nola pitch a complete game!  Plus the kids had ice cream in baseball helmets (a ballpark tradition)!  It was a fantastic family day at the park!

You can check out the latest adventure here, and give it a “thumbs up“:

P.S. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!  The contest is still ongoing and we’re getting closer to the 1,000 subscriber mark where we start giving away prizes! Subscribe Here!

P.P.S. I explained the Little Addicts Adventures Vlogs in this post.  So check it out if you’re wondering what the heck is going on!

A Rainy Day Adventure…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The Little Addicts are back this week with a new Adventure! On this Adventure Sunday, we tried to make the most of a very rainy Sunday!

You can check out the latest adventure here, and give it a “thumbs up“:

P.S. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!  The contest is still ongoing and we’re getting closer to the 1,000 subscriber mark where we start giving away prizes! Subscribe Here!

P.P.S. I explained the Little Addicts Adventures Vlogs in this post.  So check it out if you’re wondering what the heck is going on!