Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Ah the first update of 2018 is upon us! As the Buck Stops here mini-event rolled through Springfield last week. Gotta love mini-events, a nice relaxing way to enjoy some downtime in TSTO but still have something to keep you tapping every so often.
Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes. For each of the parts of the Well-Scare State questline, you’ll have to earn via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.
Let’s take a look at the details of the third prize, Birch Barlow. What it does and how you unlock it…
The third prize unlocked during the Buck Stops Here Mini Event is Birch Barlow:
Here are some more details behind it…
How You Unlock It: Wel-Scare State Pt. 3
Make Springfielders Buy Doomsday Kits- x5. 3hrs.
Earn Executive Orders- x350
Once you’ve completed that part of the questline you’ll automatically unlock Birch and see his character unlock message come up:
And he’s part of the Buck Stops Here Character Collection:
Birch does come with his own questline, however, he can also earn Executive Orders for the prize track. So use him to earn the EOs first, and then work on his questline.
Here’s a look at his questline….
Info Bores Pt. 1
Birch Barlow: I can’t believe my radio show was canceled just because I said we should nuke Tax-achusetts and dump the ashes in Holly-good-riddance, Cali-won’t-mourn-ia. Those Politically Corr-wrecked Dumb-ocrats are so thin-skinned!
Declan Desmond: Your unfiltered, tortured-wordplay-ridden ramblings are just what I’m looking for to start my radio production company!
Birch Barlow: Whoa, there. I’m not about to bow down to some tea-bagging British sponsors.
Declan Desmond: I’m talking about satellite radio — no advertisers, no censorship!
Birch Barlow: You mean I’d be able to say whatever I want? You won’t sic the PC Police on me?
Declan Desmond: No! I want your unfettered madness infecting our listeners. Nothing gets more subscribers than an extremist! How do you think Bob Ross got so popular?
Birch Barlow: You have a deal.
Make Birch Barlow Prepare for Radio Show- 4hrs, Earns $175, 4xp
Info Bores Pt. 2
Birch Barlow: Good morning, freedom-likers. Birch Barlow, the fourth branch of government the fifty-first state, is back on the air. Today we are going to cover the proceedings on Bill HB-0101, a measure that would make False Flag burning illegal. But first, I know what you’re thinking: “Birch, how is it that Spend-o-Crats keep spending”? And that’s something that I’d like to know, too. We keep getting duped by a party who cannot align on which areas they are corrupt in spending? Call now, and let’s talk.
Make Birch Barlow Take Callers- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Snake: Hey, Birch, longtime listener, first time use-my-one-phone-call-er. My question for you is, how many times are these Fib-erals going to–
Birch Barlow: “Fib-erals”?! What the hell does that mean? You’re talking jibberish; you aren’t making any sense. Sounds to me like maybe you’re a guest at the Greybar Hotel because you’re another one of those Liberal Lefties who packed his peace-pipe full of Wacky-Tobacky! Next caller!
Info Bores Pt. 3
Birch Barlow: Good morning again, freedom-lovers. Let’s go ahead and jump right into it. The Capital City politicians are corrupt. I’m here on the inside, watching the way they work, like the little toy scuba diver in the fishbowl, surrounded by vicious clownfish. First caller!
Moe: Uh, yeah, it sounds like there’s a lot of colludin’ going on behind our backs, under our noses, and in those hard-to-reach places I can never get to with floss. Is it safe to say that the Democrats have been lying to us this whole time? Did the moon landing not happen? Are they sulfur people from hell?
Birch Barlow: *chuckles* My friend, you have a wild imagination…but you are absolutely right! We are dealing with SULFUR PEOPLE!
Make Birch Barlow Spin Conspiracy Theories- 6hrs, Earns $225, 55xp
Info Bores Pt. 4
Birch Barlow: Good morning, Americans. Today, I must announce to you that we are at war. The Dumb-ocrats are at it again. They think my show perpetuates “LIES” and incites “VIOLENCE”. Well, you know what I think? If it’s American to LIE to get your point across, then call me Bend-the-Truth Franklin! They set their demo-dog Mayor Joe Quimby on me. He’s attempting to organize a boycott. Well the only thing my listeners boycott…are FACTS!
Make Birch Barlow Spin Lies Against Quimby- 4hrs, EArns $175, 45xp
Info Bores Pt. 5
Birch Barlow: Whew. All this hateful rhetoric is really starting to take a toll on my health. *eats donuts* I don’t think I can keep this up much longer, I’m running out of faux outrage.
Declan Desmond: Birchy, baby! There’s my little Republican-do. Your ratings are through the roof, and you have the most callers of any show I’ve ever produced. I want you to keep on spouting your Conserva-nonsense until you’re red in the face. Well, REDDER in the face. How about signing a long-term contract?
Birch Barlow: I get to keep manufacturing rage while you pay me top dollar?
Declan Desmond: Mm-hmm.
Birch Barlow: You’ve got yourself a deal. It’s a pleasure doing business with you. Now get out of here, you job-stealing foreigner!
Make Birch Barlow Go Haywire- 8hrs, Earns $275, 70xp
And here’s a look at Birch’s tasks…
Birch Barlow’s Permanent Tasks….
|Sell Show Merchandise||1hr||$70, 17xp||Capital City Plaza Hotel|
|Prepare for Radio Show||4hrs||$175, 45xp||Outside/Visual|
|Go Haywire||8hrs||$275, 70xp||Outside/Visual|
|Laugh at Others’ Misfortunes||12hrs||$420, 100xp||Capital City Plaza Hotel|
|Eat Feelings Away||24hrs||$600, 150xp||Capital City Plaza Hotel|
He also has a 3hr task, but I believe it’s associated with the mini-event & may leave when the event is over.
And that completes the details of the third Buck Stops Here prize!
What are your thoughts on Birch Barlow? Thoughts on his questline? Tasks? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!