How much longer EA can keep Tapped Out going is up for debate. But what isn’t debatable is that there are plenty of buildings in the rich history of The Simpsons universe still not in our little game. We present to you TSTO Addicts’ Most Desired Building Bracket Battle.
Like last year, we will create a Bracket of 64 beloved buildings we believe would bring a smile to your face, have great tasks, could make for an awesome event, or simply be a nice idea for a new Friends Point prize. Unlike last year though, you will have a huge say in what buildings make the cut.
We have selected 96 buildings organized into eight thematic conferences. We have chosen four to get automatic entries into the Bracket. However, your votes in the polls below will select which four buildings will join them in each conference. Those 64 buildings will then battle each other in six rounds of head-to-head match-ups, that we hope produces the most debate in the comments below.
Over the next two weeks, we’ll have two polls every fourth day, by which you’ll complete the Bracket. After that, every Friday over summer, we’ll post that week’s match-ups and your votes will determine which buildings advance to the next round, until we’ve crowned “The Most Desired Building” on Friday September 1st.
For general housekeeping rules and guidelines, please click on the link to the first pre-Bracket poll.
Here’s a recap of the results from our first two polls:
Joining the Bouvier House, Murder House, Troy McClure’s House, and Homer and Mindy’s Mansion in the Houses/Mansions conference is…..
5th seed Lenny’s House (904 votes)
6th seed Judge Harm’s Houseboat (864 votes)
7th seed Brockman’s Mansion (795 votes)
and 8th seed Birthplace of Matt Groening (744 votes).
Missing the Bracket were…
the Prince House and Colonel Burns Manor (both with 527 votes), Abe and Selma’s House (379 votes), and the Taylor House (260 votes).
Joining Springfield Shopper, Springfield Laundromat, Box Factory, and 35 Industry Way in the Businesses/Factories conference is….
5th seed KrustyCo Sweat Shop (870 votes)
6th seed Smoke Factory (775 votes)
7th seed Pillow Factory (732 votes)
and 8th seed Quitters (717 votes).
Missing the Bracket were…
Donnie’s Discount Gas (629 votes), Chazz Busby Ballet Academy (466 votes), Are We Hair Yet (439 votes), and Shell Shack (331 votes).
Here’s the current bracket we need you to fill:
Now without further ado, our next two conferences:
1st seed – Moe’s Apartment
2nd seed – Condos at Towne Centre at Springfield Glenne
NOTE: Because Condos at Towne Centre at Springfield Glenne was already introduced into the game, the top 5 vote getters will be awarded seeds 4 through 8, with the current 3rd and 4th seeds upgrading to 2nd and 3rd seeds.
3rd seed – Snugglers Cove
4th seed – Quantity Inn
Please select 4 of the following 8 Hotels/Apartments (listed in alphabetical order) to join the Bracket Battle. Poll is open until noon EDT on Friday June 16th:
A) Aphrodite Inn
B) Bates Motel
C) Hal Roach Apartments
D) Second Best Western
E) Smooches On The Beach
F) Swell-Air Hotel
G) Village Apartments
H) Ye Olde Off-Ramp Inn
SPRINGFIELD MALL CONFERENCE
1st seed – I Can’t Believe It’s A Law Firm
2nd seed – Martial Arts Academy
3rd seed – The Happy Sailor Tattoo Parlor
4th seed – Cockamamie’s
Please select 4 of the following 8 Springfield Mall (listed in alphabetical order) to join the Bracket Battle. Poll is open until noon EDT on Friday June 16th:
A) All Creatures Great And Cheap
B) Da Buzz Club
C) Eye Caramba
D) Kidstown USA
E) Plunderer Pete’s
F) The China Syndrome
G) The Creamatorium
H) The Sole Provider
Reminder, voting is open until noon EDT Friday June 16. Be sure to come back for the next Poll and unveiling of the top 4 seeds in Academic/Museums and Restaurants on Saturday June 17.
What are your thoughts on this years Bracket Battle? Shocked by any of the results? What about these two conferences? Of the choices in the polls above, which was the easiest decision and which was the hardest? Which building in these two conferences would you have added? Are you looking forward to any building showing up in the next week? Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you.
Is there a way to add a “below the fold” to this post? For me, the whole post and all images in it show up from the main site without clicking into the post so I have been doing a bunch of scrolling when I want to get past this one. Hope that makes sense and sorry for being nit picky.
Yes, doing it now. My fault, I forgot to add it.
Thank you! My scrolling fingers appreciate it.
Why would you want to go past this one? 😥
Not that you’re biased or anything 😉
No offense meant! Just started to feel as though my right thumb was beefing up due to the scrolling. That’s not to say that I didn’t read or enjoy your post, just that I don’t need to re-read it every time I check something on the site 😜
Just teasing Suzelac. It’s all good. 🙂
Three that I vote for from each category made. I voted for the Taylor House and Shell Shack but they didn’t make it. Honestly I don’t even remember the shack lol. Anyway I think Ye Old Off Ramp Inn is going to edge out the competition.
Thank you Safi!! These are so much fun, thank you for the hard work neighboreeno 😊😊😊
Always enjoy these.
Is the leftorium not in the mall? Sorry if I missed it in another section, these polls are great! As is this site, the posts and comments really add to the game for me
Almost everything I voted for lost. Wow.
Out of the houses I picked three that won and of the businesses only one of my picks made it.
For me its the opposite. All businesses won but only one house.
Aphrodite Inn ,Bates Motel,Half Roach Apts, Ye Olde Off Ramp Inn
I can’t believe law firm, All creatures,Kids town,Plunder Pete’s.
I wish EA would make Inspiration Point. Arnie took Marge there after the H.S. prom and he got “busy hands”.
Shame on you people for not voting for Donnie’s Discount Gas.
I have to say, that was my biggest surprise from poll 1. Granted all 4 that made it are awesome choices too, as is Chazz Busby. But I thought Donnie would edge out Quitters and join the other 3 in winning.
I think I’m confused as well. I don’t have the option to vote for all that are listed. For example Snugglers Cove is not an option.
In each conference, 4 buildings were automatically assigned the top 4 seeds in the bracket (Snuggler’s Cove being one of the top 4 seeds in its conference). But those top 4 seeds will face off against 4 buildings that you select out of 8 other buildings in round 1 of the bracket battle in a couple weeks. So basically you’ll see Snuggler’s Cove in a head-to-head matchup against one of the top vote-getters from the 8 buidings vying for a spot in the bracket.
Another great bracket, thanks Safi.
I already have the Condos at Town Center at Springfield Glenne. Does anyone else?
I sooo want All Creatures Great And Cheap.
Allegedly, Hal Roach Apartments have been dormant in the files since 2012.
I would vote for Ye Olde Off-Ramp Inn only if they actually designed 2 lane roads and the building itself featured an actual off ramp of sorts that branched seamlessly off the road (maybe an elevated road?). It’s nice architecturally, but without something like the above it doesn’t quite work.
Honestly I’d love to see more brick & mortar buildings like the Village Apartments to make an actual downtown setting more realistic in feel.
I do not understand the seeds. What are their purposes?
They determine who will face off against who in the actual Bracket. So the 1st seed will have a round 1 matchup against the 8th seed. Likewise the 2nd seed will face 7th seed, 3rd will face 6th, and 4th will face 5th.
Sounds like a sport kind of thing. I am very bad with this. I will just click the buttons and play along
The second seed of apartments/condos/hotels has already been released into the game:
Ah i missed that when i looked it over.
I thought it looked familiar!
Missed that building apparently. My bad!
Nice catch. Well then the top 5 vote-getters will get it and be awarded seeds 4 to 8.