Hey Howdy Hey Space Tappers!
The Deep Space Homer mini event hit our Springfield’s yesterday and with it arrived a whole bunch (ok a few) of Space Themed prizes for our Springfields!
This event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes. For each of the first 6 parts of Cheap Space Homer you’ll have to earn via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part. The sixth and final prize you’ll earn is the Rocket Ship…because every astronaut needs a Rocket Ship to blast off in…
So let’s take a look at this sixth prize and just what happens when you unlock it in your Springfield.
Note: I’m doing this a little out of order, since we lost a couple of days with the weekend. I know a lot of you are just about hitting this part of the Event, so I wanted to go over this breakdown. I’ll go back over the next couple of days and break down the other missing prizes 🙂
Once you’ve completed Cheap Space Homer Pt. 6 and successfully earned the 100 NARA AND you’ve had he Simpsons put the Rocket Ship together you’ll automatically be awarded the Rocket Ship and see this message pop-up:
You won’t have an option to place or store this one, your platform will automatically upgrade to include the Rocket Ship. And once it has, you’ll see this message pop up…
And you’ll be able to start the rocket launches! Quimby will start up the next part to guide you through what to do…
Cheap Space Homer Pt. 7
Quimby: Good news, Homer! The Inanimate Carbon Rod re-entered the atmosphere and has been recovered! So you’re off the hook. The rod can take over the mission and you can go back to being… what were you before? A bum?
Homer: Mark my words. No rod – inanimate carbon, Serling or Stewart – will steal my thunder. I trained for this mission, and I will carry it out! Now is the rocket ship automatic or stick? Because I can’t drive a stick.
Frink: I’m starting to regret not paying more attention during the training process.
Make Homer Launch the Space Ship- 6s, Earns $35, 1xp
Cheap Space Homer Pt. 8
Homer: Sorry, I didn’t realize the parking brake was still on. And that Houston was not our destination.
Frink: Homer, you might be the worst astronaut in world history.
Homer: Even worse than the chimpanzees?
Frink: Even worse than that Collins guy!
Barney: The least you could do is put out the fires you caused! Some of us sober astronauts are serious about getting into space!
Homer: Fine. I’ll put out the literal fires but I refuse to try to fix any of the emotional ones.
Make Homer Put Out Rocket Fuel Fires- 2hrs, Earns $110, 27xp
Quimby: Homer, you really saved the day!
Frink: Saved the day? He crushed our dreams, ruined our space program, and called me a nerd on several occasions!
Quimby: But Homer’s incompetence gave the Inanimate Carbon Rod the opportunity to pry open the water valve and douse those fires.
Frink: That rod deserves another ticker tape parade! And I deserve another bribe from the ticker tape lobby.
Quimby: Hey, this update isn’t over. We have to try again.
Homer: The controls are a little burned, but I think I can handle it.
Frink: By my calculations, an unmanned flight will yield a higher success rate than having that man at the helm.
Quimby: So it’s settled, tap the switch on the spaceship to launch when ready.
Make the Rocket Blast Off- 12hrs, Earns $200, 20xp
At this point your Rocket will disappear for 12hrs. And at the conclusion of 12hrs you’ll see this pop up:
Homer: Why is there so much weird stuff floating around in outer space?
Kang: It’s from our civilization!
Homer: Ooh! So these are priceless alien relics?
Kang: No, useless alien trash.
You’ll then see…
So here’s the deal with this. First, your Rocket is “ready” after you send it to “Blast Off” and the 12hr task is complete. There’s no cool down time beyond that.
To send your Rocket on a “mission” simply tap the Rocket and you’ll see…
Hit Start and then you can “Blast Off!”…
Your Rocket will either take off or have a failed mission. If it’s a failed mission your Rocket won’t launch and your platform will catch on fire, almost immediately, it’ll look like this:
And the first time this happens you’ll see this pop up:
All you have to do is wait until the task clears in 12hrs and then you can try another launch.
If you have success your Rocket will disappear right away…and your platform will look like this:
Once the 12hrs are up your Rocket will come back with a “prize” from Space…the prize will either be:
-Debris (just like the trash in your Springfield that you clean up)
-Mini Nuclear Warhead
-Hail Ants Sign
I’ll warn you…you’ll mostly get Debri and the Hail Ants sign…
The prizes will popup just like prizes for other events, and you’ll have the option to place or store them:
So if you can’t find them check out your inventory…
Remember you only have a 1 and 4 chance that the Rocket will take off and bring back a prize. So don’t panic when your Platform is on fire over and over again.
And that’s the breakdown on the Platform!
Nothing! Once you’ve unlocked the Rocket and completed the questline above you’ve completed the Deep Space Homer Event. There’s no point on sending your characters to earn more stars, you don’t need them. So at this point you can go back to sending your characters on their regular tasks. 🙂
What are your thoughts on the Rocket and prizes? Have you earned it yet? Did you enjoy the Deep Space Homer event? Which prizes is your favorite? What do you think will come next? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!