TSTO Space: the semi-final frontier (provided EA keeps adding land). This is the voyage of your resident fuzzball. His one post mission: to explore a design idea, to seek out why he doesn’t have a life or civilization (as in the descriptive idea of being civilized), to boldly go where let’s be honest a lot of people probably have gone before.
Still chuckling at myself for that pathetic attempt to start a post about town design and wondering why this Deep Space Homer Event has me all nostalgic for the famous opening lines of Star Trek. I’m going to blame watching “Deep Space Homer” (S5:E15) and laughing at Barney and Homer during their astronaut training.
Anyhoo… this event has been fun for me so far but getting to the point of this post… all this new NARA stuff has me itching to go over the idea of building your very own airport in TSTO. If that sounds as good as astronaut ice cream to you, go ahead and click more.
So like I said, this new event brought some new fun additions to the game. I really dig the Space Trianing Center, Rocket Launch Platform, and Shuttle Hanger that we could earn with this update.
Of course, whenever you get new stuff, you have to ask yourself where it should go. Luckily for me, I already had an area set aside where it made complete sense to me… my very own Springfield Airport.
This is actually not the most original of ideas for a post as we did a Springfield Showoff for designs based on the Up, Up & Buffet back in February 2014, but as a year has gone by and I’d actually forgotten about it, I thought it might be fun to show my airport and some ideas for building your own. I played around in my B Town to accomplish this.
I like using the Springfield Sign to hide elements of other buildings. This turns the Springfield Skating Rink into an airplane hanger. The Indoor Tennis Courts could also look like a hanger with some creative juices.
Putting planes next to buildings can change perpective. I really enjoy the combo of the Up, Up & Buffet with the Gulp ‘N’ Blow. Now I have a fast food chain restaurant and a plane ready to take on passengers. I also really like the idea of using the Sit ‘N’ Rotate as an airport restaurant.
I also think the Super Collider and Frink-thetic Egg Generators could be used with the new NARA buildings to create a fun launch facility.
There are a bunch of buildings and decorations I think could be incorporated into an airport in your town. Here’s a not so short list…
|BUILDINGS: Springfield Skating Rink, ZiffCorp Office Building, Indoor Tennis Courts, Springfield Observatory, Sit ‘N’ Rotate, The Little Black Box, Springfield Subatomic Supercollider, KBBL Radio, Gulp ‘N’ Blow, El Chemistri, Up, Up & Buffet!, Burns Slant-Drilling Co., Space Training Center, Shuttle Hanger, Tenta-Corp HQ, Zenith City Store Front, Castle Recycle, and The Sunsphere|
|DECORATIONS: Springfield Sign, Duff Blimp, Rocket Launch Pad, Space Shuttle Simulator, Frink-thetic Egg Generator Mk I, Frink-thetic Egg Generator Mk II, Victorian UFO, Helicopter, Oscar’s Obstacles Truck, Plow King’s Plow, Inanimate Rod Monument, Hover-Copter, Ghost Zapper, Wind Sock, Pylon, Concrete Wall, Gas Pump, Weather Station, and Various Billboards|
Of course, now that I’ve written this, EA will probably drop a proper airport in the game that won’t be nearly this size and make all my designing obsolete. I won’t complain though. I’ve been itching for a good excuse to blow up my town and start from scratch if I ever have the time or energy. It’s be nice to have a proper terminal building to go with El Chemistri anyways. Also would complain about more planes.
Those Springfield Airport images come from “Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo” (S10:E23) and “Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson” (S23:E10). So what do you think friends? Thinking about maybe designing your own? Have a design you already did that you’d like to share? What’d you do with your new Deep Space Homer items? Feel free to think of this as the return of the Springfield Showoff. I’ve always missed those posts. Sound off/share in the comments and as always… stay the classy tapping human beings that you are. I’m off to blow up a TSTO Space Shuttle or three.
TTFN… Wookiee out!