Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Yesterday EA brought a few ghosts back to Springfield…and they arrived via the Pirate Airship! The Pirate Airship is an all new premium (and expensive premium at that) item for your Springfield!
The Pirate Airship comes with a hilarious questline…and a questline that gets some forgotten characters involved! We’ve covered all of the basics of it here in the rundown post…but now let’s take a look at what happens if/when you purchase it for your Springfield!
This is also good for those of you that don’t want to pay the donuts for it…but are curious about the questline….
WARNING Dialogue Spoilers Ahead
Homer: Oooh, the ghosts from last year are back! They were so fun to squish! Squish, splat squash! Hee-hee!
Airship: We seek vengeance on them which squished us last Halloween.
Homer: Oh. I think that might have been my son.
Flanders: Homer, let me take care of this.
Homer: Yes! Get ’em Flanders! Exorcise the poop out of them! Finally your bible thumping gobbledy-gook will be put to good use.
Flanders: Well first of all, Homer, it’s not gobbledy-gook and secondly…
Devil Flanders: You forget I have a dark side.
Homer: *SHRIEK* DEVIL FLANDERS! So Scary! So out of character!
AirShip: Good lord! It’s the Price of Darkness, El Diablo! The king of Fallen Angels! Mephistopheles himself!
Devil Flanders: Prepare to meet thy maker! Who, by the way, is me. I’m going to tear you plank from plank!
AirShip: Wait! I invoke the pirate code of parley! You must guarantee my safety while we discuss the terms of my surrender.
Devil Flanders: You do get that I’m the devil, right? Not really into “codes” but whatever, let’s go.
Make Ned Parley with Ghost Pirate Airship- 24hrs, Earns $1,000, 225xp
will say Devil Flanders if you have him
AirShip: Okay, so you’ll let us continue to sail the haunted air in exchange for us teaching young folk the thrill of cussing and drinking.
Devil Flanders: Fine, I can’t be bothered with you right now. Award season’s coming up, my crunch time. Everyone who forgets to thank God in their speeches officially belongs to me!
Ghost Pirates in the Sky
Sea Captain Starts
Sea Captain: Arr! I be here to apply for the position of Ghost Pirate Captain.
AirShip: You?! But you’re still alive!
Sea Captain: Ah, discriminating against the livin’ are ye? The Equal Opportunity Commission shall be hearing o’this!
AirShip: Ugh, fine. Fill out this application.
Sea Captain: No need, I’ve brought my resume. See? My letterhead has a wee gold-embossed anchorrr!
AirShip: Great, you be one of those.
Make Sea Captain Apply for the Ghost Captain Position- 24hrs, Earns $1,000, 225xp
AirShip: Let’s see..your resume says you have sunk over 60 ships! That’s mighty impressive.
Sea Captain: Aye, and I’ve Captained more than 60 ships, as well.
AirShip: Wait a minute, most of the ships you sunk are the ships you Captained!
Sea Captain: Aye, I’d sail my ship into any perilous situation to chase down the white whale with which I am obsessed!
AirShip: But these aren’t whaling vessels! They be cruise ships.
Sea Captain: Aye. Cruise ship companies are the worst. They’d get so salty when ye sink one o’ their precious ships. And they really lay into ye if ye jump ahead of the passengers and take the first lifeboat to safety.
AirShip: Thank you for comin’ in. We have yer number.
Loosely in the Sky with Pirates
Sea Captain Starts
Airship:I’ve thought it over and I’ve decided that we could use someone with your talents.
Sea Captain: Good on ye! I knew a man of the air could recognize a fine man of the sea!
AirShip: Yes, the swab and bucket are in the back. A few of my crew got air-sick all over the deck, welcome aboard!
Make Sea Captain Swab the Ghostly Deck- 6hrs, Earns $350, 90xp
Herman: Rumor has it you’re looking for a ship-hand?
AirShip: Looks like yer the one who should be looking for a hand! Ha-ha! Get it?
Herman: We one-armed folk aren’t known for our sense of humor.
AirShip: I didn’t mean to offend. Come aboard, there be a trove of hand-hooks in a barrel in the hold.
Make Herman Try on Hooks- 24hrs, Earns $1,000, 225xp
Herman: Look at this booty! Muskets, cutlasses, silver-plated peg legs! And look at all these chests of jewels and gold…Heh, heh, heh, maybe I’ll just help myself to some of this treasure and if anyone tries to stop me – I’ll unload this musket into them.
AirShip: Unfortunately, I have a Magum .50 caliber Desert Eagle pointed right at you. So there’s that.
Herman: Fair enough, you caught me. I guess I wasn’t cut out to be a ship-hand.
AirShip: Are you kiddin’? It was a test, and ye passed. If ye could see all this booty without at least attempting to steal something, ye’d be a mighty lame pirate indeed.
Herman: Really? So you wouldn’t mind if I helped myself to maybe one of these beautiful cutlasses?
AirShip: Oh, I’ll shoot your head clean off. I’m always shootin’ my crew’s heads off. Best keep that in mind.
Herman: Yes sir.
And with that the Pirate Airship questline is complete! Not a super long one…in terms of parts…but still pretty funny! Plus, Herman and the Sea Captain got some use again!
What do YOU think of the Pirate Airship questline? Have you purchased it? Will you be? (remember it leaves our games on 11/2) What do you think about Herman and the Sea Captain getting into the Halloween action? Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!