Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Some exciting news…
We’ve received the content package for the next event from EA! Which means…we can share some details in advance with you guys! Remember, we’re all under NDA, so please bear with us as we can’t share EVERYTHING we know until EA tells us we can (which is usually how we operate anyway). But we have the green light to release some basic info about the next event.
So no more guessing, we now know WHEN the next event will start and WHAT the next event will cover! Pretty exciting stuff huh?
So I know there are a bunch of you who like to remain spoiler free (and this, to me, will not violate our spoiler-free policy as this is information provided to us directly from EA. They’re giving us the go-ahead to share…) I’ll post the WHAT below the fold. However, I will say the next event will start (as we predicted earlier this week) on Wednesday, October 3rd. And if they follow the trend of the last few events, it’s likely the event will hit the app store Tuesday October 2nd but not officially launch until Wednesday. So keep in mind you may see it in the app store before it’s actually live in game to play…
So be prepared on Wednesday, October 3rd for the event launch
Now on with the spoilers…
WARNING SPOILERS BELOW
Well, we all know (unless you live under a rock) the next event will be the annual Treehouse of Horror (Halloween) event. So no real surprise there. However, here’s a look at the new Splash Screen…
Looks like we’re back to traditional Halloween characters! No more Harry Potter spoofs! Looks like some scary stuff is going on in Springfield…although sadly, for some of you, it does not look like we’ll be seeing any scary clowns..
And of course there will be a few Simpsons twists and turns along the way!
We can also tell you that it will have an auto start prompt, so no worries about keeping anyone free to get the event going. And this should be available to ALL TSTO players as long as you’ve completed the basic tutorial (Level 5).
Here’s a little more…
-Like all events, this one will be broken into 3 Acts, with each Act running 2 weeks. So this will be a 6-week total event, running until November 14th. This is pretty predicable given how the weeks pan out for the rest of the year. This will end, we’ll see a 2 week Thanksgiving Mini-Event right after, then a teaser for Christmas and Christmas will likely launch right around Dec 5th.
-Loads of Halloween characters and decorations will be coming to Springfield. So those looking to “spook” things up will see that….
-Premium content will be plenty…old and new. There will be Mystery Boxes to tempt you, as well as returning content to buy directly with donuts.
-Another spend cash for donuts item will appear..although I don’t think you’ll be happy with the price point (or the item offered).
-Gil will likely make an appearance (he always does). And so far i’m meh on what he’ll be offering (but don’t forget…I hate Halloween so that could be why I’m meh)
-Traditional Crafting will be returning…
-There will be land tokens.
-Keep Homer, Lisa, Bart, Marge, Flanders, Grampa, Willie, Mr. Burns, Milhouse and Chief Wiggum available, as they’ll be needed to complete event tasks… (ie earn event currency)
Overall it will be a pretty standard 6-week event, and fairly traditional Halloween (thankfully). A few element changes will be added, but it’s still 3 Acts and 6 weeks. If you like Halloween, this is the event for you.
In any event, be ready, Wednesday, October 3rd for things to get a little spooky in Springfield!
Thoughts about the next event? Pumped for what might be coming? What do you think we’ll see? Will you be ready? Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!