Episode 72- Burger Kings

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The Addicts Crew is back again with an all-new, episode of Addicts Live! Join Alissa and Safi as they break down the latest episode of The Simpsons, Burger Kings. They give their thoughts on the episode, Season 32, and share what items they wish would come to TSTO! You don’t want to miss the fun!

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Super Safi Simpsons Event Math and Calendar – Rise of the Robots, Act 2

Salutations Silly Simpsons Schedulers,

Rise of the Robots 2021

Another Event Act has hit our games, which means it’s time for another calendar. Rise of the Robots, Act 2 hit our games this morning.


Here is the math needed to get all the items and corresponding calendar (with Freemium and Premium expectations).

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Episode 71- The Robots Are Coming! Rise of the Robots Act 1 Quick Reactions

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The Addicts Crew is back again with an all-new, episode of Addicts Live! Join Alissa and Safi as give our initial reactions to the brand new Rise of the Robots TSTO Event! Hear our thoughts on the prize track, premium items, calendars, and opportunities EA missed! Plus you’ll find out why we say the best is yet to come with this event! You don’t want to miss the fun, so join us for this quick reactions episode!

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Super Safi Simpsons Event Math and Calendar – Rise of the Robots, Act 1

Salutations Silly Simpsons Schedulers,

Rise of the Robots 2021

Another Event Act has hit our games, which means it’s time for another calendar (this time, Super Safi version). Rise of the Robots, Act 1 hit our games this morning.


Here is the math needed to get all the items and corresponding calendar (with both Freemium and Premium expectations).

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Episode 70- The Mega Simpsons Episode

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The Addicts Crew is back again with an all-new, episode of Addicts Live! Join Alissa and Safi as we break down the 5 most recent episodes of The Simpsons. We talk all things “Wad Goals”, “Yokel Hero”, “Do Pizza Bots Dream About Electric Guitars”, “Manger Things” (the 700th episode) and
“Uncut Femmes”. Plus we share what content we’d love to see cross over to TSTO and share community feedback about the episodes! So grab your popcorn and join us as we talk about everyone’s favorite yellow family!

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Episode 69- Springfield Choppers Wrap Up and Predictions About the Next TSTO Event

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The Addicts Crew is back again with an all-new, episode of Addicts Live! Join Alissa and Safi as they wrap up the Springfield Choppers mini-event! We give our good, bad, and ugly moments…which may surprise you…and share our letter grades for the event. Plus, we make predictions and share conspiracy theories about the next update in TSTO and share community feedback on the Springfield Choppers Event! So don your tinfoil hat and join us for this fun little episode!

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Here’s the results of the Springfield Choppers Event Grade.  Note that a few people voted after we recorded Addicts Live, so the % on this graph is a little different than what we talked about on the show…

Episode 68- Donut Devaluation and Quick Reactions to Springfield Choppers

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The Addicts Crew is back again with an all-new, episode of Addicts Live! Join Alissa and Safi as give our initial quick reactions on the brand new Springfield Choppers mini-event, discuss some St. Patrick’s Day disappointment, and talk about the devaluation of premium currency in TSTO. Plus we share a little bit of community feedback on the event! You don’t want to miss this one!

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Episode 67-The Love and War Wrap Up and What EA Should Do

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The Addicts Crew is back again with an all-new, episode of Addicts Live! Join Alissa and Safi as we finally wrap up the Love and War Event. We share our Good, Bad, and Ugly moments, give our letter grades and hear from YOU the Addicts Community, on what you thought of the event. Plus, we talk about future TSTO Events, and what EA can do to improve events. You don’t want to miss this one!

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Act 4 Dialogue

If you’ve watched the episode you’ll know why I’m reposting this poll here…

Update 3/15: And here are the poll results from the Love and War grading…

The Final Friday Filler – So Many to Thank!

Thank Grog It’s the Last Firday!

It’s not easy to step away from something that has been a part of your life for almost 8 years. I mean, that’s like 50 years in Internet Time! In all honesty, I already have a sense of relief, along with a smattering of “OMG!!! What have I done?” But, a smattering at my age, lasts about as long as it takes to book a tee time online.

In the end, it isn’t really about the game.  Not by a long shot.  It is about the community that grew from the game, and the relationships that will last well beyond the “final tap.”  There are TONS of people…real people…with whom I have become friends, who are longtime supporters of what we tried to do here. 

I have my detractors. It’s going to happen in a world divided in so many ways by politics, religion, social causes, and doing what’s right, even in the face of criticism. But, the fact is, I’ve never cared much about “keeping everyone happy.” The result was predictable. I have my “true fans,” as well as a handful of bona-fide “Patric Haters.”  I take the good with the bad.

This is complicated by the fact that we all play a game (some far more than others) that is silly, by any measurement.  But, we all know that. If you do something for 8 years of your life, and find yourself defending it to friends and family, you really do need to take a look at your motivations. 

But, as I have said repeatedly, my motivations for continuing to play, write and battle, have little to do with the game, and far more to do with the community. 

And, it is that network of friends that will get the rest of my attention in this final post. 

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It’s Time…Life Is Calling

This post has been a long time in coming. There are myriad reasons, but in the end, it all comes down to taking a long, hard swig of reality.

Almost eight years of TSTO Blogging needs to come to end. I’ve been telegraphing this for a while, but life, age, and the realities that a worldwide pandemic have wrought on me have taken a toll, along with the need to re-examine how I spend my valuable remaining “Life Currency.”

When all of this started, I was lured into playing TSTO by my grandsons, who at the time, were 10 and 8 years old.  We played, because it was a way to “tag one another’s towns,” as a way to let one another know that although they were a hundred miles away, I was thinking of them in a funny, shared, use of “new technology.”

That was in October…of 2012. Holy. Freakin’. Shirt!

My oldest grandson is 18. Both of them stopped playing the game long, long, long ago.  But, through a series of strange and unusual events, I ended up taking over the top-rated TSTO blog (along with another guy who also stumbled into the opportunity), and the course was set. What was at first a sideline, and a way to escape the rigors of owning a company that provided Internet solutions to more than 160 broadcasters across the country, the “sideline” became an obsessive, full-time “extra job.”

A book…thousands of posts…and the joining, uncoupling, and rejoining of the Addicts crew reads like a bad, but “can’t put it down,” real life drama docu-series. 

But, it’s time to put it down…
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