Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
So over the last two days we’ve seen two updates for our pocket-sized Springfields. The first happened on Tuesday (March 7th), which was an app store update to remove the Destination Springfield event from our games. The second happened yesterday (March 8th), which brought some new content into Springfield in the form of an episode tie-in for Sunday’s “22 for 30” episode of The Simpsons.
Both updates brought changes to Springfield, many of which you’ve all noticed. However, a few changes were made that you may not have noticed. So let’s take a look at what you might have missed….
First, the tourists still aren’t in the stores. They were removed shortly after the App Store update hit because they had some visual bugs. Hopefully EA restores them to the store soon. There are some players who managed to purchase them (I’m not one of them), but those players have noted a lot of their quest boxes are blacked out. So they still have errors.
If/when they return to the store they are supposed to be full characters, each of whom will have a task to dress in the outfit similar to the other tourists that visited Springfield (French, Japan and yes…Brazil).
We don’t know when (or if) they’re coming back, so for now we’ll all just have to be patient.
It appears that the item limit has been increased. It now sits at around 9,500 items as the max you can have in your game (this does NOT include items in storage).
Over the last year we’ve seen EA increase this limit slowly, but regularly. Like we said at the time, we think this has a lot to do with EA phasing out older devices. Newer devices allow for a more stable TSTO game play, which allows them to increase capacity allowed in Springfield.
Of course that being said, I’ve been playing TSTO for 4+ years and I’ve never experienced a building warning….
Bonus % added…
Homerclese Statue now has a 2% bonus on all cash and XP
Dead Lobster now has a 2.5% bonus on all cash and XP
Uncle Norbert’s Plane…Supposedly (and I can’t verify this because I have it) if you’ve started the Norbert Van Wow-ton Pt. 2 questline (which triggered AFTER you’ve collected the 7 lost luggage prizes during Act 3..i.e. cleaned out the Lost Luggage prize box (containing Runways, Terminals and planes)), you’ll be given Norbert’s Bi-Plane. This is suppose to fix the glitch many of you experienced not getting the plane.
If you didn’t clear the Lost Luggage Box in time you will not currently be able to get the plane…
And that’s it my friends…just some random changes you may have missed in your game with the last two updates.
What are your thoughts on the changes? How many Dead Lobsters did you get when they were available? Did you pull your Homerclese statue from storage? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!