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Addicts Meetup, Where To Check Out Live Videos

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Today’s the day…we’re LIVE at Universal Studios in Hollywood for our Addicts Meetup!  If you’re in California we’d love to have you join us…but for those who can’t make it we’ll be trying to do a few live videos from the Meetup & our antics at Universal.  Here’s where you can check them out….

And NO you don’t need an account on either platform to view the content…

Alissa’s Instagram: @AddictsAlissa I’ll be doing some instastories throughout the day. (Just click on my icon image to view the instastories)

Addicts Facebook: TSTOAddicts we’ll be doing Facebook Lives throughout the day.

I’m going to try and do a YouTube video, like we do for Addicts Live, but I’m not sure how we’ll it’ll work from my cell phone.  If we can get it setup I’ll embed the video here.

Thanks for tuning in!

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Welcome Super Safi!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

For those of you who watched Addicts Live last week, you’ll know that we announced that Safi is now part of the Addicts team!

You may know Safi from the comments, as the creator of the Bracket Battle Challenges (you’ve all come to love) and even more popular, the writer behindt he super crazy detailed Kwik-E-Mart Farming post (free donuts anyone), as well as a host of other posts (he’s been writing guest posts for us for years now)!  He’s definitely detail orientated and totally into the stats and math behind the game!

We’re incredibly excited to have Safi join the staff more regularly and help out when he can!  So be sure to pay Safi the same respect in the comments you would Wookiee, Pat or myself!

Welcome aboard Super Safi!  We’re thrilled to have you as part of the team!

Woo-Hoo It’s Our 4 Year Blogiversary!

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Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Today marks the official 4 year anniversary of when TSTO Addicts was officially launched!  We’re completely blown away by the AMAZING community of readers we have here at TSTO Addicts.  We absolutely love what we do and really appreciate all of YOU!

Of course we’re no strangers to celebrating an anniversary around here!  We celebrated every anniversary on this site, no matter how big or small. (including our 1 month blogiversary way back when!)  We’re always celebrating little milestones with each other and we LOVE to share the bigger ones with you guys!   After all YOU guys are the heart and soul of this community….and we wouldn’t have it any other way!  (plus who doesn’t like a good party?!)  So pop the champagne, break out the noise makers and let’s get to celebrating already!

I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you to our wonderful readers and share a few thoughts on Addicts turning 4!  Continue reading

We’re Back!

Update: It appears that some images are missing from the main feed on the posts.  When you click on the post most will reappear.  WordPress is looking into it to see if they can correct the problem.  Thanks for your patience!

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We’re back!  Wooohoo!  You guys can’t even begin to know how badly I was “itching” to get back to blogging!

We’re back online, everything should be back to normal now.  The downside is we may have lost some of your comments from the last 24hrs, so I do apologize for that!

I’m writing up a SIB on Otto right now and will have it up for y’all shortly.  Be prepared for us to catch you up on a ton of details we missed from a day of not blogging.

For now let’s all just rejoice in the fact that the site is back to normal, and I won’t be having panic attacks in the corner over breaking the site!

P.S. Special shout out to the Happiness Engineers at WordPress for fixing what I thought was completely lost!

Addicts Housekeeping: Addicts Live and Meetup

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Happy Saturday!  Hope y’all had a great week and an even better start to your weekend! Just wanted to pop in this morning with a couple of notes about a few things..

First up, Addicts Live!

You may have noticed it’s been a few weeks since the last Addicts Live, and we’re halfway through July and we haven’t announced another one yet.  In fact, a few of you emailed me asking about it.  While we LOVE doing Addicts Live, we’ve all go a bunch of stuff going on in our lives this month so we’re taking the month of July off. (in fact Pat’s daughter is getting married next weekend(!), so you know he’s been otherwise preoccupied this month!)

But don’t worry, we’ll be back at it in August!  In fact, we’re already talking about ways we can do one where we’re all in the same room during our Addicts Meetup next month!

And speaking of the Addicts Meetup…

We’re just about a month away from our Addicts West Coast Adventure! You can find out more details about it here, but Wookiee, Patric and I are hoping to meet up with YOU the Addicts Readers next month (August 19th) at Universal Studios Hollywood! A bunch of you have RSVP’d already, but I thought a reminder a month out doesn’t hurt! So if you’re interested in attending, don’t forget to RSVP so we can get an approx headcount.

Looking forward to meeting up with our West Coast Addicts in about a month!

And that’s it from me (don’t worry a fun Caption This will be coming up a little later today).  Hope y’all enjoy the rest of your weekend!  And remember to enjoy the downtime in TSTO, because very likely something is hitting our games next week!

Addicts Housekeeping: “Better Put On Pants” Shirts Sale Extended!

Hey Guys,

Just wanted to let you know the latest Addicts shirt sale has been extended through July 5th!  I know several of you mentioned you’d like to get the shirt, but you had to wait until you got paid (which was after the shirt offer disappeared) so good news….we extended it!

The “Better Wear Pants…” shirts will be available until July 5th!  So get yours before they’re gone (for real this time)!

As a reminder, you can purchase the shirt here!  And all sales benefit this site directly!

Thanks to everyone who has already purchased and thanks in advance to all those who will be grabbing them before the 5th!

Addicts Reminders: Contests and Shirts

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just two quick reminders on two items where deadlines are tonight….

First up the Bracket Battle Contest….if you haven’t already, be sure to fill out the form to submit your entry for your chance to win some free donuts!  Take a minute to fill out the Bracket before tonight so you can be entered to win!  You can enter the Bracket Battle Contest here.

And second (and lastly)…the newest Addicts T-Shirts are only available until tomorrow!  So if you haven’t grabbed yours yet be sure to pick one up before they’re gone! You can purchase the Addicts shirt here.

And there you have it my friends…two quick reminders about two fun things that you may miss out on if you don’t act today!  So don’t forget to fill out your bracket and pick up the awesome shirt before time runs out!

The Future Of Futrama Addicts….

Hey Guys!

First of all, for those that don’t know and are interested…Futurama Worlds of Tomorrow launches (tomorrow) Thursday June 29th…

Now, just a quick note…as I know many of you are asking if there will be an Addicts site for FWOT.  I can tell you as of this moment there will not be one.

I’ve been able to play the game a bit.  I’m not a fan.  It’s a regurgitation of the Family Guy Game (TQFS), with different graphics.  Sure there are a few cool elements to it (I really like the Space Missions and fight element)…but it contains everything I hate about TQFS, and subsequently why I stopped playing it (TQFS).

I had high hopes for this game and was really excited about it when it was announced. But after watching some YouTube videos of game play and getting the chance to play myself, that excitement bubble was busted.

So while I would love to launch another site dedicated to helping the awesome Addicts community..I cannot write about a game I don’t enjoy playing.  It just becomes a chore for me, and that’s not worth it.

That being said, if there are any Tappers out there who would love to write about FWOT and just want somewhere to cover it let me know.  If there are enough of you I’m happy to provide the space for you to write, and setup some guidance.

If interested you can email me at Alissa@TSTOaddicts.com

Thanks!
-Alissa

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.

 

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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