Hello hello hello! So excited right now to announce that we have finally reached one billion, 200 million gift bags and unlocked the fifth Community Prize, the Candy Cane Cooling Towers!
Wow, what an event. 10 personal prizes, 5 extra prizes for the group and whatever we all were lucky enough to win on the wheel. Not too bad a haul in my opinion.
I’m still kind of in shock that that many bags have been given by the worldwide community. I know there are folks out there who will say the counter is all just an algorithm and not indicative of real gift giving, but to that I say Bah Humbug. Every community prize was a gift, right? The Holidays are about togetherness and a little bit of magic so I’m sticking to all of us as a group dropping those bags like it was hot. Just for fun, I have kept track of how many bags I’ve given during the update and I’m currently at 1387. If you multiply that by 1 million tappers (a small amount of the real total), you can see it is completely possible.
Anywho… all that doesn’t matter in the grand scheme, right? What matters is we got a new skin for the cooling towers of our Nuclear Power Plant (It’s pronounced nu-cular lol). Provided you’re at Level 11 and have built them, you can now make them all festive.
I know I’m probably not alone in wishing these had come a little earlier in the game but thankfully I am not someone who cares whether my Springfield is holiday appropriate. I plan on having this skin on my towers for quite awhile. I’m actually thinking it might be time to design a Burns’ sponsored holiday area powered by nu-cular energy of course. After the 2012 Holiday event, I was one of those tappers guilty of leaving my decorations up all year. As it formed a friendship between Alissa and me, I’m so happy I did.
This new skin comes to us from The Fight Before Christmas (S22:E8). The first segment of this 3-parter shows the towers in all their holiday glory. I’ve wanted them since I first saw them and dished on them in a previous WAWW (proven by a reader to have been 37.5% accurate in its predictions btw). I would have loved for Otto and his Polar Express train to also have been a part of this update. Instead, I will picture it flying over the towers (for as long as they’re decorated) even if the image is all in my head.
Of course, for all you savvy tappers who are able to watch current episodes of the Best. Show. Ever., you may have noticed the towers in the most recent episode’s (White Christmas Blues, S25E8) couch gag sequence.
Anyone besides me wish that the festive Duff and Town Hall decorations had been included in this update? Because I love this sequence so much, I figured it couldn’t hurt to show you the whole thing again as we prepare to wrap up this event on 14 January. (12 days to earn everything including today!)
Well, that’s all for now folks. 2014 has just started and this guy is mega excited for all the future content 2014 is sure to bring us. TTFN… Wookiee out!
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