Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
So early this morning EA released another aspect of Tap Ball into our games…this one’s called Soccer Cup 2015! Really, it’s just a bunch of new stuff in our store for purchase…
There are several new premium items in our stores for purchase…including something MANY of you have been asking about since the first 4th of July Event in 2013…FLAGS! Flags from a bunch of countries!
So let’s take a look at the new items and new questlines that hit our games this morning…
First thing you’ll notice when you start up Springfield is this popup:
And then some dialogue started by Carl….
Carl: How come Norway gets a flag, but Iceland, the country where I was born, doesn’t?
Bumblebee Man: Si, I want to show my heritage too!
Lenny: What are you talking about? There’s a Mexican flag for sale.
Bumblebee Man: Stupido! I am from Iceland, same as Carl.
Carl: Nobody’s backstory makes any sense anymore.
So you’ll find the flags located in your store under the flags icon…
There are 34 Flags available for purchase and each one will cost you 5 Donuts (and yes, you can buy multiples of each). Each one will add a 0.25% bonus on all cash and XP in your Springfield. They’re also all animated…so the flag will wave in the wind in your Springfield…(We’re not going to to a Should I Buy on these. They’re inexpensive enough, that if you want one..go for it).
Here’s the list of flags you can purchase…
Just for fun..
The next thing you’ll notice is Homer has a ! and a new task…
The Perfect Pitch
Homer: I can’t believe it! You know what they’re showing on TV right now? Basketball!
Lisa: Not that I care, but isn’t it the finals or something?
Homer: You’re missing the point. Tap Ball has been around for a few days already. Why do all those other vastly inferior sports still exist? Why haven’t LeBron James and Mike Trout and whoever-the-best-hockey-player-is quit their sports to play Tap Ball?!
Lisa: Because the sports they play make sense, have consistent rules, pay them well, and won’t disappear in a month when you tire of running them.
Homer: No, no, no, no! I cannot agree with a single word you just said. It’s quite obviously a marketing problem.
Make Homer Draft a Marketing Plan- 8hrs, Earns 8
Lisa: Boy, Dad, you really went for it with this plan. Corporate tie-ins? Stadium naming rights? Can you possibly follow through with this?
Homer: I’ve always suspected I was pretty awesome at business. Plus, it’ll be a snap. Everyone knows that sports only exist to sell alcoholic beverages to fans.
Lisa: Uh, I don’t think the ancient Greek Olympic Games were created to sell wine.
Homer: Sure they were! And many years before that, some caveman figured out how to ferment saber tooth tiger poop, and invented Rock Ball to promote it. Hey! That gives me a good idea– we should add rock-throwing to Tap Ball. Nobody doesn’t like watching gets get bonked by rocks!
Lisa: I’m pretty confident no major beer company is going to sponsor Tap Ball…
Duffman: Introducing Lady Duff! The first beer brewed especially for the ladies! And now, the official beer of Tap Ball!
Once you complete this it’ll trigger Lady Duff in your Stores….
Lady Duff- 50 Donuts. This DOES require Duffman, so you will need the Duff Brewery to get this. It’s a costume for Duffman. Does NOT have any tasks that earn Amateur Bucks..and cannot play Tap Ball. (We will have a Should I Buy up on this shortly)
Lady Duff leaves our stores June 30th
Lady Duff does come with a questline….
All My Sober Ladies Pt. 1
Lady Duff starts
Make the Women of Springfield Get Drunk- x10. 12hrs. Earns $420, 100xp freemium and $600, 150xp premium.
All My Sober Ladies Pt. 2
Make Lady Duff Promote Lady Duff- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
Make Homer Confront Lady Dyff- 8hrs, Earns $275, 70xp
All My Sober Ladies Pt. 3
Lady Duff starts
Make Lisa remove Lady Duff’s Wig- 6s, Earns $35, 1xp
All My Sober Ladies Pt. 4
Make Men Play Soccer- x11. 1hr. Earns $70, 12xp Freemium and $105, 26xp Premium.
Make Woman Play Soccer-x11. 1hr. Earns $70, 12xp Freemium and $105, 26xp Premium.
All My Sober Ladies Pt. 5
Make Lisa Eavesdrop on Shady Dealings- 12hrs, Earns $420, 100xp
And that’s it for Lady Duff’s questline!
And that my friends completes all the new stuff in our stores for Soccer Cup 2015!
What are your thoughts on the new additions? Will you be adding flags to your Springfield? Thoughts on Lady Duff joining our games? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!