Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Busy update morning in Springfield, huh? For those of you outside of the Americas, I’m sure you appreciated the nice morning start to this update (0800 GMT)…but for those of us in the Americas we were fast asleep when this update hit (or at least we should have been). So many of you are waking up to new content in Springfield…well new and old content. (plus an episode tie-in coming for Sunday’s episode) We’ve got a little Shadow Government event going on. Politics and Stonecutters…what can go wrong?
Before I get into the rundown I want to take a minute to remind ALL of you…this is NOT a political site. We’ll write about what’s in the game but as far as personal commentary from us or from you…it’s not allowed. So let’s all keep things respectful…no matter what side of the aisle (or pond) you’re on. Any comments that cross over that threshold of political opinion will be deleted. Got it? So let’s all respect each other…and each other’s political views.
Now on with the
There are a lot of layers to this update, so let’s take each one at a time.
First, let’s talk about dates. Everything is slated to start today (January 3rd), with the exception of a few individual items that will roll out next week. And the end date is 2 dates. The Episode Tie-In stuff is slated to leave the 16th & the Buck Stops here is slated to leave the 17th. However, make sure you follow all in-game timers to be sure you’re not going to miss out on anything.
And now let’s go to the Mini-Event itself…
The Buck Stops Here
This event is triggered by the Well-Scare State Intro quest. (the dialogue is from Homer counting down to the new year). Complete the first tasks (6s for a variety of Springfielders) & it will launch the Buck Stops Here mini event.
This event is a mix of politics and Stonecutters…with a lot of amusing dialogue.
Questline to follow for The Buck Stops Here Mini Event is called Well-Scare State. It’s marked with this icon in the taskbar. You can also click the icon in the top right corner to bring up the prize questline.
Here are the prizes you can win from the questline…
Again, it’s a pretty straightforward standard mini-event. Follow the questline (Well-Scare State) to unlock the prizes.
There are a bunch of premium items with this event as well…
Shadow Govt Mystery Box- 60 Donuts, Includes:
James Bont (& Death Table)
All Seeing Eye
Republican Party HQ
Mastermind Hank Scorpio
And that’s it for the Buck Stops Here Mini-Event.
Now let’s jump to the returning Stonecutters stuff. Looks like this is just a simple way for EA to get those who missed Stonecutters, some costumes & buildings. I personally don’t think this means Stonecutters 2…but you never know.
So, I can’t see any of the Stonecutter stuff in my store because my higher level games all have everything & my lower level games are too low to see it. (you have to have Mayor Quimby to start the mini-event) So here’s a list of what the files say…if you see anything different let me know.
Looks like it’s just a bunch of premium stuff in stores to buy….
Stonecutter Table- 120 Donuts, 60 Donut Rebate, NET 60 Donuts (plus you get 10 donuts back by doing this)
There are a few that are missing from premium purchases…so I’m not sure if you were given those for free or what (since I don’t have access to this stuff in my game). So just let me know.
Also, a reminder…this is for COSTUMES ONLY. So if you don’t have the premium character you won’t get it with purchasing the Stonecutter costume. The Stonecutter costume will sit in your inventory until you purchase the premium character associated with it.
And that’s it for Stonecutters…
Now let’s jump to the Haw-Haw Land episode tie-in….
This is an episode tie-in for Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons. It starts from Lisa and she’ll be tasked with a 4hr task.
With the first part of the questline, you’ll be given a free Life-Sized Visible Man…
At this point you won’t see anything in the store for purchase with this tie-in. (but you’ll see the icon). More items will be coming next week, after the episode airs. So just sit tight.
Episode tie-ins are just short little questlines with 1 free item (usually) and one premium item (which likely will come next week).
Beyond that it’s just complete the questline & wait until next week with this one. (questline is 4 parts, I’ll have a walkthrough up later today)
And that’s it for now with the Haw-Haw Land episode tie-in!
And that, my friends, completes everything with today’s update.
Remember this is an IN-GAME UPDATE. Which means there’s NOTHING to download from the app store. So you’ll still see the Christmas Splash Screen with this.
What are your thoughts on the mini-event, tie-in & Stonecutters stuff? Anything you’re planning to purchase? Liking the dialogue so far? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!