Episode 25-Battle Royale or Royal Disaster?

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There’s a battle royale of epic proportions going on in Springfield! Yes, my friends…Act 2 of Bart Royale is another TSTO Rinse and Repeat. In this episode we’re talking about fighting Act 2 boredom, and those really lame prizes.  We’ll also discuss why this event has us “jonesing” for the “good ole days” of the Simpsons.  Plus, we’ll check in with Super Safi and his nuclear rebuild, has progress been made?  And, as always we’ll also be fielding your questions! So join us live for all the fun! (of course, if you can’t make it live watching the replay is still pretty awesome too!)

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57 responses to “Episode 25-Battle Royale or Royal Disaster?

  1. Howard J. McEwen

    An Olympic event would have been phenomenal. The current event isn’t great, but it’s not the worst. (Pegan ‘Holiday’ event 2016)

  2. (1) I’m glad we got an Outlands event. (2) The actual event is fine, but I’m not really all that excited about it. I did finally get the Mayan bundle, which I’ve wanted for a while. (3) A Winter Olympics event would have been neat, but we did already have an Olympics event (and I have an NPC Springy to prove it).
    Since Outlands is really more of a do-it-whenever event, I agree that doing a Winter Olympics event right now would have been more topical and maybe more fun.

  3. Has anyone else had a problem with tbe update zooming in too close? Zoomed all the way out i can only see one building.

  4. I don’t mind the land token limit. I have plenty of land. I did mind that they reset my land tokens at the begining of the event and lost like 12 tokens…

  5. Has anyone else noticed, or even have this issue, the stonecutter skins 4 hour tasks aren’t paying out freemium? I wasnt paying attention the first couple I sent, but number 1, grampa, skinner, and smithers 4 hour tasks all are regular payout?

  6. Well, that was an interesting episode. For some quiddich stadium inspiration go check out the Halloween showcase. I think it was Suzelac29 that submitted a great design.

    And props for plugging Ultimate Frisbee—well before Pat starting slamming. it. You’ve just made ‘the list’ my friend. >;/

  7. hi o/”
    I like this event, its a Bart an Homer storyline which is great and the crafting prizes are good. the prize track itself is just ok. but two out of three arnt bad. so Id give it a 7 out of 10 overall.

    as far as the land issues go I’m right there with you guys, ic been playing for over five years as well an i have plenty of land still. people, in my opinion are just to over accesive with items, I’m basing this off of the countless number of different freinds iv had throughout the years an just seeing how most of them tend to over decorate, an the amount of people complaining tells me my past freinds aren’t the only ones that tend to do this.

    my advice, know your limits, an decorate within the means of the game. I was always told that less is more, an it’s best to keep things simple. there’s a reason there’s item limits within the game folks. I just fill that most people see the game an think I can just create to my hearts content without any reconigthion for the limits then complain when they run into a issue, such as item cap, or the new one free land.

    as far as the free land tokens themselves go I think people are looking at it all wrong, I believe they gave these to us to actually help us decorate with the new event stuff if we say, wanna decorate in one area with all said event related stuff we’re currently doing within said event. which makes alot of since, seeing as the people who have played for a long time are kinda close to the required land tokens to unlock certain land pieces area an might wanna decorate a event area there. an it could also be seen as helping new players get more land faster if needed for said event as well.

    overall a smart move by ea. an maybe this will help push those players to become more efficient decoraters within there own Springfield’s lol. oh the headache of going through freinds towns with all that clutter when doing my dayly visits, this is one I hope gets better in time lol.

  8. Why did EA make it so we can only buy new land with land tokens? Buying newly released land was basically the only reason I had to care about the in game cash. Now that I can’t use it, what’s he point of sending people on jobs?

    • Some of us don’t have much in game cash to donut farm, so we have to send the characters on jobs in order to buy KEMs.

    • Experience points to level up and earn donuts!!!

    • In my game, I am finding that there is one area (sort of Northeast–orienting according to Springfield Heights being west and Squidport south) where the land is just available for land tokens. But there is quite a bit of land still available to purchase for in-game cash. I wonder if in your case, you have purchased almost all the available land?

  9. Allisa, I would like to visit your town. Will you send an invite to jgame666? Thanks.

  10. I’m sad that the battles don’t show all the participating characters. They used to, but now as few as two are shown. Also the playscape and Junk base keep changing appearance which messes with the placement of crafted items.

    • All my characters are shown, as long as they are assaulting, rather than defending. I have all the adults assaulting the original playground and all the kids assaulting the junk playground (I have 20% bonus on both by now). This way, both the adults and the kids have visual tasks.

  11. Requiring Land Tokens makes a bit of sense from EA’s perspective–keeping players interested in Event rewards–but it seems like they could have offset the frustration of cash-heavy players by finally adding more items to Cecil’s Road to Riches.

  12. NO MORE POTTER!! 😠

  13. The blocked land keeps you playing every event.

  14. As for land, some people put buildings together like New York City, others like to see the whole building.

  15. Pat!!! Get those kems aligned please… I can’t even look it’s such messy farming 😂

    • I beg to differ!!! I have a very specific pattern for my KEMS… They run down the far right of the screen…I can clear and place in 1.5 minutes. I’m not a fan of the “giant block” of KEMs…I prefer a nice strip…outside of my main Springfield. But to each his/her own?

      • Mine must be placed completely straight or I cannot stand it. Yes it took longer but it messed with my head otherwise!

        I now just use bloodmobiles seeing as I don’t have to worry about saving cash for land anymore… but they still have to be straight 😂

      • I KEM farm exactly like Patric. It’s so much easier to sell the KEMs that way.

  16. Now that EA has introduced the Blocked Land plots, I’ve switched to spending my free land tokens on the blocked land. I’ve used in game cash to buy up all of the other plots of land.

  17. Why I don’t understand is why are thEAy limiting the land? Surely the item cap keeps check on the game size not land? 🤔

  18. Up until this event, I was using my “free land” tokens on the most expensive plots of land- which are in the top right corner.

  19. I know what Pat is talking about with the land

  20. Welcome to the NUKE club Safi ♥

    I loved it! Apart from the inventory it was fantastic redesigning my Springfield 😊

  21. Yea yea. Canon cannon. Sheesh. 😉

  22. Wendell is an original character. You can’t get more “cannon” than Wendell.

  23. Wendell was the best part of this event. The character I always wanted.

  24. I’m just mad that so many of the prizes and de orations are so big and most of us are scrambling for enough land to place them.

    • I don’t have that issue yet, but I soon will if this is the new way of land distribution. Six new squares of land is not enough for big events. EA, a.k.a. “Land Nazi’s” need to come off this land stinginess. What harm does it do to have an abundance of land? How does EA expect people to keep playing this game when people have nowhere to put items? I mean it is pretty ridiculous.

      • I agree, if they’re going to make this a permanent part of the game, then give us 10 to 12 tokens in an event…or start giving them as daily challenge prizes…or offer a decoration that generates them occasionally, like the mini sub.

      • Some years back during the Terwilliger event I didn’t buy the “Wonderful Knife” building / character combo; As it had to go on Squidport boardwalk & I had no room there. I’d like more boardwalk tiles from EA please! Whilst I’m cash & donut rich in both my games I’m still careful with every spend. I only buy what I like. Each purchase with a mind to how it can be integrated into my towns.

        I’m not one to spend donuts on event characters to advance the timeline. I have to like the look of the item combo first. I will admit I did buy the chopper ride for both my towns; Only to find EA had dropped the ball & not made a permanent task there for any of the kids – So disappointed in that! I’ve stuck both rides in my County Fair area in each town; At least that makes sense of a non performing fairground attraction?!

  25. This event is very mediocre.

  26. I like the event due to the “Mad Max”/post-apocalyptic flavor. The Maggie costume is cool and Outlands Mountain Man fondly reminds me of Mick Foley (old WWE wrestler).

    Very few events in Tapped Out have had every item turn out to be something I love and keep in my town after the event is over. As far as that’s concerned, this event seems about on par with all the others.

  27. Perhaps the 4th event tab might spruce it up a bit? Who knows…

    Tap. Rinse. Repeat. Boredom.

    Great premium characters though and I do like the theme. 😐

  28. I agree Alissa, the prizes are lame. However if Crankys Crotch had been of the prizes……….it would still be lame!!!

  29. Wow, all four! Good morning all!!!!

  30. I am grateful for some key character editions but this Event feels like a good idea that became a missed opportunity, falling a bit flat.

    How epic might it have been were EA to have gone the extra mile and created a dusty setting that actually looks like the splash screen–broken roads, busted pavement and dead grass–creating a true post-Apocolypic environ rather than a confusing mixed bag?  These aren’t the most difficult or unusual programming requests–think Autumn and Winter.

    Then again, they can’t even remember to turn the rivers green during St Patty’s Day.

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