Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
I’ve said it many times…and I’ll say it again..I swear EA has cameras on me. They wait until I leave my office and then release an update. Special thanks to Patric for being on top of this one for me! And for covering for me yesterday as well! Super grateful to have him as part of the Addicts team 🙂
Anywho as many of us predicted an Episode Tie-In has hit our games today to promote this Sunday’s Season 28 Premiere! For those who joined TSTO over the Summer and this is your first time seeing an Episode Tie-In…these are fun little updates that give us a little teaser of what’s to come in this week’s episode of The Simpsons. And usually the items released are related to the new episode. So it’s a fun way to get excited about that week’s episode. They don’t always happen..so it’s always exciting when they do 🙂
Now onto this tie-in…
This one is a bit different from previous ones. In that it’s setup more like a mini event..where you check back after the Season Premiere has aired (on Sunday September 25th) to see more stuff that will unlock!
Let’s break it all down…Homer gets things going with a bit of dialogue and a 3hr task…
Oh and the tie in ends October 4th..just under 2 weeks from now. Who else thinks we’ll see Halloween then? 😉
So when you first start up your game you’ll see this dialogue between Homer and Lenny…
Homer: Ah, the coffee break: the sweet spot between beer breakfast and lager lunch.
Lenny: If you’re looking for donuts, forget about it. Burns is on another health kick: all we got is Kombucha and kale.
Homer: No donuts?! This isn’t like health insurance, you can’t just take it away!
A world without donuts?! Such a crime!
But this kicks off the tie-in event…and again this is setup JUST LIKE mini events. Where you complete tasks to unlock prizes. It’s kind of cool for an episode tie-in because we’re getting more free stuff with it…
Before I break the prizes and tasks down….let’s take a look at the new/old items in the store…
Note: All the store items are Premium…because the free stuff comes as prizes…
Quick and Fresh- 30 Donuts. Should I Buy (the file image I have has snow on it…this one doesn’t have snow..i’ll pull a new image in a bit)
Bob’s Victorian House- 100 Donuts. Should I Buy
Kwik -E-Mart Central Office- 145 Donuts Should I Buy
And thanks to you guys for letting me know…also returning..
Mapple Store- 90 Donuts. Should I Buy
Banana Dictatorship- 30 Donuts. Should I Buy
Ok so now some details about the prizes/quests…
Just like the past mini events…you have to send characters on tasks to collect an item to unlock the prizes. In this case the item is gift cards. Various characters can go for each part, and we’ll break that down with the walkthrough…each task length is 3hrs.
And that’s as far as you can get for now….
There will be another Facade for Lard Lad AND another Building that unlock after Sunday….
And that’s it for now my friends…I’ll be back shortly with the questline for the tie-in and..
Yes. Before you ask, yes. We will have Should I Buys for the new content.
What are your thoughts on the tie-in? Anything you’re excited about? Any premium items you’ll grab? Excited for the Premiere episode? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!