Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
As 2018 rolls on through so do the mini-events. We’re now into our third mini-event of the year and this time around it’s a revival of the classic, Who Shot Mr. Burns? Yes, we’re tackling the never before seen Part 3 of the Simpsons classic. With a few interesting (read that as weird) twists and turns along the way. Of course, as we’ve said over the last few years, mini-events have become low stress “events” so you can enjoy some relaxing downtime in TSTO, but still have something to keep you tapping every so often.
As with all events in Springfield (mini or not), premium offerings can be found in our stores. This time around only one premium character combo is available, Dave Shutton & the Springfield Shopper. I broke down the pros and cons (as well as the tasks) for Dave Shutton last week in this post, so now let’s take a look at the full questline for our one and only premium character, Dave Shutton…
Crypto-Collusion Pt. 1
Dave Shutton: This just in: me. Dave Shutton is back in Springfield in search of a scoop that’ll be a real page-turner.
Kent Brockman: No one turns pages anymore, Shutton. It’s all about views, clickthroughs, and you-won’t-believe-what-they-look-like-nows.
Dave Shutton: Your cynical attitude will be disproven with some good old-fashioned investigative reporting. Now, are there any fat twins on motorcycles around here I can photograph?
Place a Minnow Pond
Make Dave Shutton Fish for a Story- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
Dave Shutton: Jeez, can’t even find a mutated three-eyed fish anymore. What has this town become? Guess Brockman was right, I have to change with the times if I want a scoop. First step, upgrading from my trusty flip phone to whichever phone I get for free when I renew my cell contract.
Crypto-Collusion Pt. 2
Dave Shutton: Whoa, there’s all kinds of crazy stuff on this phone! Twitter, the weather, freemium games — no thanks, sounds like a waste of time. What’s this cryptocurrency everyone’s talking about?
Comic Book Guy: You’ve come to the right place. I have become a collector of cyber currencies.
Dave Shutton: Collector? You mean there’s more of this stuff?
Comic Book Guy: Everybody is coming out with their own currency these days. It’s the new “I got a rescue dog.”
Gil: Did someone say they needed cryptocurrency? I was rooting around in a crypt and I found some coins on the corpses eyes!
Make Dave Shutton Dive Into Investigative Journalism- 1hr, Earns $105, 26xp
Krusty: Hey-hey, want some bit-coin? I do a bit, you give me some coin!
Dave Shutton: Is this the bit?
Krusty: Uh… no…
Crypto-Collusion Pt. 3
Dave Shutton: These cryptocurrencies are the worst! I need to warn people. The last thing we want is everyone blowing their life savings on this stuff.
Make Dave Shutton Write Slam Piece- 12hrs, Earns $600, 150xp
Make Springfielders Throw Savings Around- x3. 3hrs, Earns $135, 45xp Freemium and $200, 55xp Premium
Kent Brockman: Way to go, Shutton, you really got the town in a fuss with that cryptocurrency piece.
Dave Shutton: So it’s a hit! Great, it brings me joy to inform the public of the dangers of sketchy online money.
Kent Brockman: Oh, it didn’t scare anyone. They assume that all news is fake news, so they just did the opposite of what you said.
Crypto-Collusion Pt. 4
Dave Shutton: I don’t understand. How do I get the people of Springfield’s attention? Maybe reading was never this town’s strong suit. But what if I got my message out on TV? I can’t believe I need Kent’s help, but it’s time to head to Channel 6.
Reach Level 23 and Build Channel 6
Make Dave Shutton Plead to Kent Brockman- 3hrs, Earns $200, 55xp
Dave Shutton: So Kent, what do you say? You help me get the word out, and I write a couple of your exposés?
Kent Brockman: It’s a deal. The first exposé will be: “What’s That Smell Coming From the Zoo?”
Dave Shutton: I knew you’d make me regret this immediately.
Crypto-Collusion Pt. 5
Apu: I’m sorry, sir, we only accept personalized cryptocurrency from each customer.
Dave Shutton: It’s getting worse! Why isn’t anyone listening to me?
Kent Brockman: This just in, people only watch news to reaffirm their own beliefs, not to get actual news.
Dave Shutton: Well, if it’s pandering they want, at least my pandering will be incredibly distracting.
Make Dave Shutton Capture the Moment Again- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp
Dave Shutton: That’s it! One simple cute dog video should keep them occupied. But the allure of cryptocurrency will remain. Hopefully no billionaire evil mogul hears about this. The exploitation would be catastrophic!
And that’s it my friends! The full questline for our hotshot news reporter Dave Shutton…
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