Why Aren’t We Posting About The “Thing” On Facebook, While Posting About It

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well 4th of July is officially over in Springfield….well except for one former president you can still purchase for donuts…and you know what that means?  Time to start speculating about the next “big thing”!

The rumor mills have been swarming since yesterday about what “might” happen today.  Yet, we’ve remained silent.  And MANY of you are asking WHY?!  There’s a post on Fox’s Official Facebook Page of The Simpsons  that has everyone chomping at the bit…and many you asking why we’re not posting about it.

I’ll break it down for you below the fold…..

Facebook can be a dangerous thing.  And reading too much into something on Facebook can be a VERY dangerous thing….

So that being said…Yes.  The Official Fox Facebook Page for The Simpsons had a post yesterday about….the Mono-Rail!


Long time readers of Addicts will know, we’re VERY excited about the idea of the Monorail (as are you) & have been speculating about it ever since Homer made mention of it on New Year’s Day.  You can check out our past post on it here:

Mono Means One, Rail Means Rail

You guys are excited about it too, as was shown in your own Monorail opinions here:

Straight from the Comments: Monorail Opinions

But BEFORE you get your hopes up…remember this is on the Facebook Page for THE SIMPSONS, the TV Show…NOT on the Facebook Page for TSTO.  The Simpson’s Facebook page also posts random things almost daily.  Things like:


It doesn’t necessarily mean Maggie (or Lyle) are going to be joining our TSTO games…although it is fun to speculate…it just could be something they’re putting up because it pertains to an episode that’s running soon (or just fun trivia they’re doing to keep readers engaged).

The Tapped Out Facebook Page occasionally posts spoilers/teasers, we’ve seen more of this lately, about what’s coming up.  And their posts are usually done before the update hits, like this one from Stonecutters:

TSTO Stonecutters FB

This was posted the day before Stonecutters hit, and on the TSTO page.  More reason to believe this was coming soon (since it’s direct from EA) and thus causing us to post about it.

Note: Fox & the Simpsons Facebook Page did post about Stonecutters in TSTO too…but AFTER the update hit:


So basically here’s the deal….it’s on The Simpsons Facebook Page, NOT EA’s TSTO Facebook page…which is why we’re not teasing it as “something coming”.  It’s purely speculation, and you guys all know (by now) we don’t post spoilers, unless they’re officially teased by EA.  We like to confirm something is coming before we tell you, last thing we want to do is give you guys wrong information.  (like what happened with other sites regarding Rex Banner)

My guess is, based on previous in-game dialogue, the Monorail is coming….eventually.  It may be an expansion for August, or even later this month.  Similar to how Krustyland was launched, or it could be something we won’t see until the fall….

So take this for what it is…just a post on The Simpson’s Facebook Page.  Something fun to reminisce about..and ALWAYS fun to speculate!

So what do YOU think it all means?  Are you in the “something is coming” camp, or the “it’s just a post on The Simpson’s Page” camp?  And because speculation is fun….let’s relive our Opinion Post and tell us…
If YOU were designing a Monorail expansion to the game:
-How would you do it?
-Would you make it a premium item?  If so for how many donuts?
-Would you make it an expansion like Squidport?  Where you have to build one piece of track at a time?  But it would cost game cash?  If so how long would each piece of track take?
-Would it be able to go around Springfield AND Krustyland?  Or just one or the other?
-Would you make it just a broken down Monorail, that doesn’t run.  It would be some broken tracks and the station.
-If it does cost donuts would YOU buy it?

Tell us in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you guys!

56 responses to “Why Aren’t We Posting About The “Thing” On Facebook, While Posting About It

  1. Have you guys seen this? Doesn’t really say much, but could be big!! Says in comments they’re trying for a September drop.


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