How’s everyone’s 2014 shaping up?
No real complaints worth mentioning on my end. I did get up to some shenanigans today which I think might turn in to a post or two pretty soon so that’s always a bonus. During our latest mini-quest on New Year’s Day, I couldn’t help but notice this little bit of dialogue from Homer after completing his 24 hour to “Back Off EA”.
“But there better be some awesome stuff planned for 2014. Like the Monorail, and the Stonecutters, and a proper version of Sideshow Bob…”
“… and those ideas are just a few of the great ideas I found on the internet!”
Too funny that his other tasks included the forums (did you know we have our own forum here?) as well as some other troll-ish behavior. Is EA making fun of us? Maybe, but in the same way the Simpson’s writers make fun of everything. If they pick something to lampoon, that means it matters to them and I take that as a big win for TSTO fans.
We all know eventually our snow will have to melt in our towns, so when that update comes, if it’s not the Valentine’s Day Event, just what will be in store for us. Rumored judges and courthouses? Hal Roach Apartments? Only melted snowmen and beautiful greenery?
I am personally hoping the tease about those 3 items is EA hinting at future updates. Even if it’s not, it is proof they’ve seen tappers mention Stonecutters, the Monorail and a playable Sideshow Bob on sites just like this. Heck, on 30 Dec 2013, reader KD109, mentioned Springfield’s secret society. I know long before I ever typed a word on a blog, I’ve been jonesing for Lyle Lanley and his monorail. Apparently, reader Mark K. feels the same way because he mentioned it on 2 Jan 2014.
During our last WAWW, I mentioned that here at Addicts, we really want to know What Addicts Want rather than just my occasional rambles. Please use our Tapaholic Requesterinos to EA page to put your wishes down in time immemorial. Ok, maybe not that long but you get the idea. We also are working on officially adding it to the forum page like my lazy butt mentioned prior to the Holiday Update. My fault, bad Wookiee, I’ll get on it.
Anywho, this wouldn’t be a WAWW if I didn’t at least throw out a couple things I really want. First off, my #1 item besides the Monorail would be KBBL Radio.
I’ve mentioned it in other posts. It just seems like the iconic building that is just as much a part of Springfield as the sign and tire fire. Could come with a Stampy quest or maybe just be like Channel 6 and play songs we love from the show. I’ll always think of Monster Mash and Valentine’s Day when I see this building. (Hint hint EA, you notice how I mentioned VD and this building?)
Next up, my brother from another mother CBG really needs a place to put his growing collection of assorted knickknacks. Let’s bring his apartment building into the mix, eh? The Springfield Arms just seems like a good fit.
This would fit in with the other apartments we already have. Speaking of buildings that would fit in with others, we have Channel 6 and Krustylu Studios, let’s complete the set with Itchy & Scratchy Studios. I think this would be a beautiful addition to anyone’s entertainment district and could come with either Roger Myers, Jr. or Chester J. Lampwick or both.
I’ve said before that one of my favorite parts of this blogging gig is having an excellent excuse to watch and re-watch Simpsons episodes. Items I’ve seen recently that peaked my interest included where Marge goes for alcoholism rehab. Quitters: A Place for Rehab. Seems like the perfect place for Addicts like us as long as Andy Dick stays out.
Another is One Night Stan’s. I loved this night club which comes from “3 Gays of the Condo (S14:E17)”. I think this would go great next to Disco Stu’s. I mainly just love the name. Sight gags in the show have always been one of my favorite things, This next building is another one of them. I don’t necessarily have to have it but I think it’s funny and wanted to share. The Perm Bank doesn’t sound like a salon, but it is.
Ok, maybe I’m enjoying myself a bit too much. The other thing I’d really like to see is some more billboards to be added to the game. There are a ton that could be shown so I just decided to show off two from “Lisa Goes Gaga (S23:E22)”.
This last item comes from one of the newest episodes, “YOLO (S25:E4)”. I get that the aspirational buildings are big and hard to place but I so want the giant skyscraper Homer colides into added to the skyline in my town. Probably never happen, but a Wookiee can dream, right?
Well, that’s enough from me. What do you want? Please drop a comment below or even better an image. While I was in Springfield today in Universal Studios Hollywood, I did ask Lisa Simpson what she would like added to the game, but unlike us, she was no help at all.
Y’all stay classy… Wookiee out!
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