Daily Archives: March 16, 2018

Friday Filler – The Question About Land Use and Item Limits

Thank Grog It’s Firday!!

Well…let’s face it…if I tried to play the “I’m so wiped out” card again, you would start putting my pleas into the “CrankyOldGuy who whined” box and just ignore me. The fact is, I am tired…but it is all about the tail end of this freakin’flu and not anything to do with the game.   This mini-event has been a breeze, and I finished it all on Tuesday. I’m enjoying the time off to design…when EA isn’t messing with me.

This has also given me a ton of time to ponder some of the biggest questions about our game, and the weird new way in which EA is doling out land.  As you will see (by way of my new screen-grab app and editing tools), I have loads of one…and a dearth of another.

Let’s dive into Land Use Planning 101…
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Homer vs 18th Amendment Prize Breakdown: Canadian Checkpoint + Free Land Token

Aloha Amazing, Awesome, Aspiring Alcoholics and Ale Addicts,

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “A”)

 

The Eighteenth Amendment (Amendment XVIII) of the United States Constitution effectively established the prohibition of alcoholic beverages in the United States by declaring the production, transport, and sale of alcohol (though not the consumption or private possession) illegal. The separate Volstead Act set down methods for enforcing the Eighteenth Amendment, and defined which “intoxicating liquors” were prohibited, and which were excluded from prohibition (e.g., for medical and religious purposes). President Woodrow Wilson vetoed the bill, but the House of Representatives overrode the veto, and the Senate did so as well the next day. The Volstead Act set the starting date for nationwide prohibition for January 17, 1920, which was the earliest day allowed by the Eighteenth Amendment. The Amendment was in effect for the following 13 years. It was repealed in 1933 by ratification of the Twenty-First Amendment on December 5, 1933.

That’s enough of a history lesson!

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Pass, Puff, Puff questlineyou’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, the Canadian Checkpoint and Free Land Token. What it does and how you unlock it…

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Should I Spend Donuts on the Brick Townhomes and Manacek?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Another day, another update!   In addition to a mini update hitting our games, we’ve also got ourselves an episode tie-in carry over going on.  Yesterday, Manacek hit our games for a limited-time…from Sunday’s new episode of The Simpsons

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us to grab everything in sight because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the Brick Townhomes and Manacek to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this scotchy duo to your town…

 

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