How the heck are my favorite tappers doing? I think we can all agree that we are in an EA-induced lull period where we all figure out new things to do to our town or newer tappers play catch-up. Money is saved up for that next big purchase (Sit-N-Rotate is mine in about 3 million) and we all just cross our fingers for the next update. With some free time, I figured I’d just write out some random thoughts in my noggin. Click more if that sounds like your bag.
First off, I sincerely hope EA saw all the amazing ideas you guys and dolls had in our latest contest. The talent and creativity of the members of this site is incredible and that’s all I really need to say about new stuff. We know new stuff will be coming and I fully expect something big in the near future. While we’ve been waiting, I seriously think EA has been working on something. Last week, we expected it but my spidey senses say more work had to be done on it. Glitches happen with new stuff and maybe this extra time will alleviate a lot of that. It could also mean that what’s coming is huge. Maybe something that starts with the kissing disease and rhymes with fail? While there are definite critics of EA (not all undeserved), I know EA wants to keep folks hooked on this game if for no other reason than earning more D’oh.
Down time stinks but hopefully you folks have been enjoying yourself in spite of it. I must admit I took this weekend off to enjoy some fun in sunny San Diego. No Comic Con for me but I did see sea pandas (my affectionate term for orcas), dolphins, sea lions, turtles and lots and lots of animals. I’m particularly partial to any member of the Great Ape family especially Gorillas. I also really like the elephants.
It’s a safari with the fuzzball! I also heard one of my favorite jokes from a cute little 8-year-old at the zoo. You know what you get when an elephant and a rhino have a baby?
Oh… kids are great. Not since my little ewok told me Snoop Dogg carries around an umbrella “fo drizzle daddy” have I chuckled that much. Add to that my tour guide who mixed Star Wars, Harry Potter and Dr. Who references into his spiel and it was a fun weekend. There is tons of cool stuff to do in San Diego for the other 51 weeks of the year when it’s not crazy crowded with geeks. I’m blessed to live in So Cal but I’m sure there’s fun stuff everywhere.
Vacations are great and I seriously hope every one of you has got out there to enjoy the sunshine and real life while TSTO is in down time. I’d encourage you to do it as much as possible. TSTO is a mobile game after all. While I must admit I didn’t frequent my town like usual these past couple weeks, a milestone did occur. Whitney Spuckler joined my game so Happy Birthday to her.
It’s funny to me that Brandine’s microwave baby oven spit her out fully formed and she has joined her brother, Birthday, to loot my Springfield. Makes me wonder how many tappers just had another Spuckler join their towns? Brandine is back to disobeying the US Surgeon General and in 90 days, Dubya will be gracing the streets of Wookieetown. Anyone besides me hoping there will be more kids added to her gestational ability?
Bad mama Brandine. Wonder what Smithers thinks about it? Anwho… Gil’s donut “deal” happened and although I felt pretty meh about it, I was happy to see it help out some tappers who are closer to the freemium level of playing. Since it seems this deal and the yard sale probably didn’t pay out like EA planned, maybe some better stuff is in our future? If you did indulge is Gil’s deal, I hope it didn’t break any banks and no one drowned in the dumpster.
Well, those are my random thoughts. What have you been up to this summer? See any good movies? Know a good joke? Have a favorite animal? Got a sneaking premonition of things to come? Feeling tapped out? How have you been fending off your addiction lately? Sound off below.
Until next time, TTFN… Wookiee out!
Furry fingers crossed for some goodness today or tomorrow.