Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
It’s officially 10am here on the East Coast which means it’s officially time to start Act 2 (week 2) of A Simpsons Christmas Special!
Now if you remember, week 1 ended with Bart declaring it was his turn to tell a story…
Christmas Is Canceled Pt. 2
Marge: What a lovely, interesting, un-tedious story! Don’t you agree, Homer?
Homer: *banging on the TV* Work, damn you! Show me a show! I don’t care which one! Anything is better than this family sharing and caring!
Homer: What? Oh, uh right. Loved your story, Lisa. Five stars. I laughed, I cried… I somehow got through it…
Bart: I’m afraid Dad is right, Lisa. Your story was objectively awful. Christmas may never recover.
Lisa: Like you could do better?
Bart: Naturally. Because I know the three elements of a good story: action, violence, and mild cursing. Gather round, chumps, as I spin a tale of such Christmas delight, you’ll throw Lisa out on the street and forget she ever existed.
Marge: Hmm. I hope it’s not THAT good.
And now, here’s the kick off dialogue you’ll see this morning (and a look at what’s in store for Act 2)…
Christmas is Canceled Pt. 3
Bart: Like all good Christmas tales, ours opens in a small town, whose citizens are about to be plunged into a nightmare of blood-soaked gore.
Marge: No gore!
Homer: Don’t censor the boy, Marge. I’m sure the gore isn’t gratuitous. I’ve never been so sure about anything.
Marge: No gore!
Bart: You really know how to hamstring an artist, Mom.
Make Bart Tell a Cliche Story- 6s
Bart: Terrorists have taken over a building downtown. The only hope? A rogue cop with a bad attitude.
Lisa: You’re just ripping off “Die Hard”.
Bart: It’s a reboot. That’s what creative people do — take an old movie, remake it, and say it’s been “reimagined for a new generation”.
Marge: My little man sounds just like J.J. Abrams!
Bart: As I was saying… how many rules does this cop play by? How does “zero” sound, friend?
So, Bart’s in charge of the story this time around…here’s the synopsis from EA on Week 2…
Bart tells the story of a pair of buddy cops, Bart and Milhouse, who must investigate a series of bank robberies while trying not to be fired by the chief of police, Ralph. Bart and Milhouse discover in questioning a witness to the original bank robbery, played by Homer, that the heists are being perpetrated by a Snowman mobster known as – Deep Freeze. They are nearly put on ice when their snowmobile explodes but are finally able to capture the criminal and make him confess that he’s not the mastermind of the operation. Following a cryptic clue, they discover that the true mastermind is none other than Santa Claus! Santa confesses that children’s wish lists have become progressively more expensive over the years, so he had to find an alternate source of revenue. Bart asks Santa if he and Milhouse can get in on a cut of the take.
Questline, which I’ll post later, will show how each is unlocked.
Characters who can complete tasks:
Martin (I believe it is only Ice Princess Martin* that has a task)
Don Brodka (Premium Rate)
Young Barney (Premium Rate)
Young Marge (Premium Rate)
*Ice Princess Martin Looks like this…
Winter Wonderland Mystery Box, Peak Inn & Lyla, Baby Gerald, Santa & his House, the Stable at the Inn, North Pole Bundle, Festive Bundle, and Christmas Market Bundle are all still available for purchase in store. I’m slowly rolling out SIB posts for these, the bundles were covered this morning.
Here’s what’s included today:
Still to come during Part 2 (between now and 12/19)
Santa’s Little Helper Giveaway- On December 17th players will receive SLH for free, if they don’t already have him. Here’s the note from EA on it: “To celebrate the airing of the first Simpsons episode, Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire, on television December 17th 1989, players who log in between December 17th 2018 and January 2nd 2019 who do not own Santa’s Little Helper will receive him for free, and all players will receive a new animated job for Santa’s Little Helper.”
And that’s it my friends. The details of week 2 of the 2018 Christmas event!
Your thoughts on week 2? Prizes? Premium items? How about the story itself? Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!