Update: A few of you have mentioned Thanksgiving disappeared from your store…don’t worry it hasn’t. Details on how to find the items at the very bottom of the post….
Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
With 1 week to go until Thanksgiving here in the US…it’s Turkey Time in Springfield! A little Thanksgiving Update has hit our Tapping Devices this morning…
More details as we go through them…but it should auto-start with some dialogue between Homer and Flanders…
(FYI if you don’t see it immediately…try hard closing and restarting TSTO. Sometimes that helps to trigger it)
More details below the fold..
Note…there is ALSO an Episode Tie-in with this update…details on that below the Thanksgiving stuff….
WARNING MILD SPOILERS AHEAD….
First up, as mentioned above, some dialogue will be started between Homer and Flanders….
Homer: Thanksgiving! The high holiday of gorging! Uncluttered with Yule logs, Easter egg hunts, flag saluting or the yoinking out of groundhogs.
Flanders: It’s also a time for solemn prayer and giving thanks to Our —
Homer: Stuff it, Flanders! Like every holiday, the turkey season combines my three favorite things — Eating, quests and prizes.
Flanders: But do you have any idea what day comes AFTER Thanksgiving?
Homer: LEFTOVERS DAY!
Flanders: I was talking about Black Friday.
Homer: Martin Luther King Day?
Flanders: You really are clueless. Looks like I’m going to have to educate you in the mannor of Miles Flandish.
Miles Flandish: One-two, buckle my shoes! Three four Pilgrim-ize some more!
At this point you’ll get Puritan Flanders (he’ll be in your Inventory..and this is a skin for Ned) for FREE!!
If you don’t already have her, you will also be giving Sacagawea Lisa (returning from last Thanksgiving) for FREE as well! (She’ll also be in your Inventory…and is a Skin for Lisa).
Now let’s take a look at the rest of the Turkey Day Goodies!
Unfortunately…beyond Puritan Flanders all the new Stuff of this Thanksgiving is Premium. Here’s the break down of what’s new:
Now for what’s returning from Thanksgiving 2012 and 2013…
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After you complete part 3 of the Thanksgiving questline & start part 4, you’ll be awarded a FREE Cornucopia! (again it’ll be in your inventory) Then you’ll be able to purchase more, if you so choose. But it won’t appear in your store until after you’ve gotten the free one.
At this point…the questline will be stalled until Monday 11/24, when we’ll get another piece of the Thanksgiving puzzle!
AFTER you start the dialogue between Flanders and Homer…Lisa will popup with a quest…
This will be the start of the Episode Tie-In….
For the most part it’s just two quick parts…for now. A 6s task with Homer and Lisa and then a 1hr Task where Homer goes to Moe’s. Then you’ll see a popup telling you to watch the Simpsons on Sunday to see what’s happened to King Toots…
After you complete part 2 of the questline, where Homer goes to Moe’s for an hr, you’ll have the option to purchase…
If you purchase Guitar Central…the questline will continue for you…
Items Missing from the Store:
When you first start up the Thanksgiving Event the store looks like this:
With all of the Thanksgiving items clearly marked and Recommended. But after you leave TSTO and come back it might look like this:
And you might be panicking that Thanksgiving is gone from your game! BUT…fear not! Because it isn’t….To get it back all you have to do is expand the store menu:
And find the Thanksgiving Icon:
And presto! Thanksgiving will return:
Remember…Bunny outlined the details of the new Menu in this post, which reminds you that the Event Icon will change from time to time, but you should always be able to find it when you expand the menu. 🙂
What do YOU think of the Thanksgiving Update? Are you excited for Mrs. Bouvier? How about the Casino returning? Thoughts on the new skin for Flanders? Will you be having a balloon parade in your Springfield? How about the episode tie-in? Will you purchase Guitar Central? Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!