Yes I know these are glitch pics before the game kicks you off but I like to think of them as Homie reaching out from the other side. Are you there Homer?????
Hey hidey ho Addicterinos…
By now every one is probably well aware that a few Tapperinos are having major glitches with Homer and/or Lisa.
Homer has been MIA in my town since 2 October and considering all the tasks he is needed for this Wookiee should be pretty frustrated. Instead, as one of the lucky few who started this game a year ago during Halloween, I’ve decided to take a glass half full approach and enjoy the heck out of FINALLY having Witch Marge and permanent zombies in my town! Plus some gremlins and ghosts and goo… oh my!
Add to that the fact that Homer wasn’t needed for the Strongman costume to unlock and you have one very happy furry giant. (This was honestly one of my biggest fears with Homer being adrift)
Bunny posted some great info about addressing this glitch with EA and I took advantage of it today as even my patience is wearing thin. (ARM RIPPING ALERT! … not to be confused with The Fat in the Hat Amber Alert lol). I downloaded origin on my computer and hit the CALL ME option and put in my details.
No kidding… no sooner had I hit send then about 20 seconds later my phone rang with an 866 number. I ended up having an amazing conversation with an awesome gentleman name Luke calling from EA’s call center in Ireland (he wanted me to make sure I pointed out that he is an Englishman working in Ireland). Besides my shock at getting a call so fast and enjoying hearing an awesome accent (I know, I know, to him, I’m the one with the accent. Who knew EA’s members spoke Wookiee!), he was sooooo nice and helpful.
Here’s the skinny… EA is well aware of the missing character glitch and working on it as I type. They hope to have a fix as soon as possible. I suggested having the option of storing The Simpsons house but was informed this wasn’t possible as it needs to be in the game for code reasons (or at least that’s my understanding). For now, if you are effected like me and Homer or Lisa is adrift at sea AKA The Shadowlands, here’s some advice from Boo Dabble:
On a side note, I thought it was amazing that Luke was a player of TSTO and we both agreed that we were happy Witch Marge came back this Halloween. He was a real cool dude and I probably stayed on the phone talking to him longer than was absolutely necessary for my problem. My favorite part of the convo was that he was well aware of this site and had seen it linked on Subreddit. He said he was gonna check out this site later (put in a hard plug for Bunny’s raven post which I am in love with. Hopefully we got a new fan and I made sure to tell him (and ask permission for) that I’d be mentioning him here so he could brag that he was “blog famous”.
Hopefully when all of our Homers come back… it’s not another debacle like this….
Well Tappers… my furry fingers are crossed for a fix soon but after all of EA’s help, I am satiated and all the arms are safe…
As an added bonus, I asked Luke about the group prizes and his belief is that we will get the Church of Lard Lad and EA will set a new goal after that. He seemed pretty confident we will all get the prizes offered although his department is not connected to game development.