So as we teased about 6 minutes into the last episode of Addict’s Live, we received the spoiler/details content packet from EA Friday evening for the next event!
As you may remember, we’ve all signed onto an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) with EA over the summer to receive early information about events. Since that time there’s been some confusion about what can/cannot be posted and when. Sometimes dates are specified as to when we can post, and other times no dates are specified. So we’re never quite sure what is and what isn’t under embargo until the event is released.
If you’ve been a follower of this site for a while, you know that I ALWAYS err on the side of caution when it comes to releasing game content. And I’ve been this way even before we started with the NDA. Way back when, a lot of readers commented that they like minor spoilers, but they still like to be surprised with certain elements of the game. After all, who wants to watch a movie you’ve never seen when you already know the ending? Not to mention, often information released in “the files” prior to an event has been changed once it hits the game. So we’ve always taken this cautious approach. As I don’t like to be the bearer of Fake News…
So, what did I say all of that? Well mostly to let you all know why we’ve been very cautious about information released and some other sites may not be as cautious.
Now, all that being said there is some information I feel comfortable releasing to you know that the next event is so close to starting. Some basic information I’ll share at the top of this post, and more spoiler information we’ll cover below the fold. So if you don’t want to know, and you enjoy being surprised, you can still be surprised but you’ll know some rough information about the event that may help you get started.
So here’s the basic info…
-The next event is a Valentine’s Day focused event
-The event starts on January 23rd (10a ET/1500 UTC) and ends February 19th.
-It will follow the same multi-event format Christmas did. (4 acts. 1 week per act)
-Because it’s a multi-event that means there is no crafting.
-The core Simpson’s family will play a role for all 4 acts. (core family = Family + Grampa)
-For Act 1 Lisa, Marge, and Bart are required for the first objective.
-In addition to the core Simpson family, you’ll also want to keep Milhouse, Flanders, Ralph, Skinner, and Martin free for Act 1 tasks.
-As far as how many donuts to save for the entire event…typically events run between 650-800 donuts for all new content. That’s a safe bet to save for any new event. (except for mini-events, those are always way less)
–It’s possible we’ll see the app store update for this today, but the event will not start until Wednesday 1/23 at 10a ET/1500 UTC. So even if you download it today, it won’t start. So don’t go crazy wondering where it is. Just be patient. 🙂
And that’s it on the basic info. So now we’ll cover the SPOILERS. So if you don’t want to know don’t click below…
As we sit here frakkin files, pulling pics, and typing a million words a minute to get our readers the latest updates and information…we find ourselves sometimes forgetting to stop and enjoy our own games. More so our neighboreenos. So we try to make it a point to hop in n out of the towns now and then to see what cool things YOU are up to. So we have decided we want to continue to focus more attention (as if we don’t already 😛 ) on YOU…our readers. Time to time we will be peaking into your towns, checking our Flickr, and also the posts in the comments below to see what cool ideas and designs YOU have come up with to make your towns unique and…well…YOU. So here is YOUR chance to show off all your hard work, time, donuts & in game cash spent. Send us your work, no matter how big or small. Brag about it to the world. We want you to. Then keep your eyes posted to Addicts to see if YOU end up on our “SPRINGFIELD SHOWOFF”.