Hey there party people!
So… as most of you know, today EA surprised all of us with an episode tie-in update. While most have us had thrown snow-chains on our dead Springfield vehicles and gotten our decorations up for passer-bys, instead, we got something completely different. Let’s all be honest. Every one’s been waiting for snow and Christmas and instead gotten socks and regular weather, right?
This got me thinking (I know, dangerous territory)… EA is pretty sneaky. Once upon a time, we all knew way in advance what Mom and Dad had bought for us in the store and the weather was way more predictable. Turns out the proverbial parents and weatherman just don’t like that archaic formula. The truth is, I couldn’t be more thrilled.
I love surprises and anticipation. Knowing things in advance is so 2012 lol. One of the things I loved when I first started playing was the cool episode tie-ins. As an avid lover of the Best. Show. Ever, getting a sneak peak at future episodes is almost as good as Christmas to me. Almost.
Last year’s tie-ins brought us really rad decorations, characters and skins. A lot of these never returned and now mark people’s towns as “having been there”. Can you say Cool Brown House or Respectable Moe anyone?
The tie-ins this year will be no different. Both of the new items this year are massive. The USS Tom Clancy (darn it EA, now I gotta watch the Hunt for Red October all over again) and Oscar’s Obstacles Truck are definitely unique items.
The sub is a great addition to the waters of Springfield. A cool addition to any Squidport, I’ve already seen some really unique ideas including putting near a beachside Power Plant for refueling. Just off the top of my head, it’d also be pretty interesting outside the Volcano Lair. AT 50 donuts and a 2.25% bonus multiplier, it’s not too shabby either.
The truck is also pretty sweet. Another big guy (some how I just have a soft spot for large decorations, people and mammals), it works so well with shops in a town. I haven’t seen anything that’s wowed me yet but I’m brainstorming my own ides for how this is going to fit into Wookieetown.
If you have the time, show us any of your incorporations for the new items over at the Addicts Flickr page (TSTOAddicts) or drop a link down in the comments. Great minds often think alike and I’ve been told that imitation really is the highest form of flattery.
What do you think about the tie-in items? I am highly looking forward to the new episode and here at Addicts we will definitely have a recap of the episode for all our friends that can’t watch it right away. Here’s Fox’s teaser clip for the episode.
Good news about the tie-in, our next update really should be the Holiday Event Extravaganza! EA snuck us these little tidbits and snow is looming on the horizon. When will that be? Only EA know, but as it takes 28 hours to complete this new update and considering the tie-in angle, it’d make sense to wait until after the new episode. My guess is Monday at the earliest.
Well, enough rambling by me for one day. Thanks for stopping by. Wookiee out!