Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Well, it’s been teased and now it’s officially time for Valentine’s Day 2019 in Springfield! Or Love, Springfieldian Style…
Yesterday we received the App Store update that brought a brand new town portrait feature to Springfield! I should note there are a few initial bugs with this, particularly on Amazon devices and iOS. I’ve posted a Town Portrait Bug Thread here, so if you’re having issues with your Town Portrait feature post your comment over there. This way they’re in one place, EA can view your problems and if it’s fixable others in the community can assist.
And now it’s time! It’s officially 10am here on the East Coast which means Love Fest 2019 can begin!
Things will kick off with an AUTOMATIC dialog start with Marge, Bart & Lisa. The initial quests will be 6s tasks for Marge, Bart & Lisa. After you’ve completed that set of tasks you’ll have another 6s task for Lisa. Once completed you’ll start the Lisa Live questline, which is the week 1 story to follow….
I’m working my way through this, and will continuously be updating this post. So continue to refresh and check back for new details. Once the post is completely updated i’ll add (Updated and Complete) to the title.
As we previously wrote, this event is another multi-event. Following the same structure and style as the Christmas 2018 event. Here are some words from EA about the Multi-Event for this event:
Love, Springfieldian Style utilizes the same structure as our A Simpsons’ Christmas Special update – the Multi-Event. Multi-Events consist of multiple short acts, allowing for a greater breadth and variety of content and themes. Multi-Events contain no crafting or friend actions, instead focusing on the unlocking of items from each act’s prize track, similar to Mini-Events.
In the case of Love, Springfieldian Style, the event consists of four acts. One act unlocks per week throughout the event and is then available for players to complete until the entire event concludes. This is accomplishable because the characters players will need to send on jobs to earn event currencies are different week-to-week.
In this specific event, there is also a focus on storytelling within the Simpsons universe, and thus when characters tell stories in which story-characters are speaking, they do so within a special Valentine’s-themed dialogue box.
So basically, the prizes for this event follow the same questline format to unlock as our regular mini-events do.
Just like Christmas, this is not your typical Major Event. And there are pros and cons to that, and everyone will find their own pros and cons. And some people’s pro will be someone else’s con.
All I ask is that you have an open mind, and reserve judgment until we’re into the event. It’s 4 weeks long (and for the past few years we’ve been complaining that events that are 6 weeks plus are just too long). It should be fairly easy to complete. You’ll unlock 20 new prizes (including 4 characters). No crafting to grind through. Just have some good old fashioned TSTO fun. And, as long as you don’t rush things, you won’t get bored because it’ll change each week!
Here’s EA’s synopsis for Act 1:
Marge is dropping Bart off at the Valentine Dance early to serve his detention sentence. Lisa is going with them, so Marge doesn’t have to make two trips. Snake is also dropping off Jeremy for detention and notices all the Valentine’s-themed décor. This sets Snake off and he holds the entire bag of Valentine’s Cards hostage with child-safe scissors. To defuse the situation, Lisa tries to tell a story filled with love – a love for education.
Lisa tells the tale of an average girl who is struggling at school. She starts to livestream and talk about her difficulties at school. The videos are helping, but kids think her show is all about drama. Some kids are learning from it, and the school board doesn’t like that. They ask her to stop doing the videos, but an inspirational teacher encourages her to forge ahead. He helps her negotiate with the school and share ad revenue, so she can keep doing her show. The show goes on, and she excels at her studies. But sadly, it’s time for her inspirational substitute teacher to leave. He inspires her to continue learning in weird ways before he leaves.
The initial quests will be 6s tasks for Marge, Bart & Lisa. After you’ve completed that set of tasks you’ll have another 6s task for Lisa. Once completed you’ll start the Lisa Live questline, which is the week 1 story to follow. This is how you’ll unlock the Week 1 (Act 1) prizes…
A Dance with Detention Pt. 1
Bart: Why do I have to set up for the Valentine Dance as part of detention? Whatever happened to clapping erasers?
Marge: There aren’t chalkboards anymore. Everything’s on myPads.
Bart: Then can’t I clap myPads?
Marge: That’s what got you detention in the first place!
Lisa: But why do I have to go to the dance three hours early too? I didn’t do anything.
Marge: It’s because Mommy doesn’t want to take two trips.
6s Tasks for Bart, Marge & Lisa
Skinner: Bart, put these sealed Valentine cards on that table.
Skinner: Usually an accountant from Price, Waterhouse, Cupid does it, but I fired him after he botched the La La Labor Day cards.
Snake: Is this detention drop-off? Jeremy said he needed to set up for a generic mid-February dance?
Skinner: He can start by sifting through the heart candies and throwing away all the lewd ones.
Snake: Heart candies? Lewdness? Is this a Valentine’s dance?!
A Dance with Detention Pt. 2
Snake: I HATE Valentine’s Day! It makes me so angry!
Bart: Why are you taking it so personally — it’s just a fake holiday made up by card companies.
Snake: Exactly! They make promises they can’t keep!
Skinner: Oh no, he’s going for the Valentine Cards!
Snake: No one come near me or the cards get it! I’ve got child-safe scissors, and, being a grown-up, I’m not afraid to use them!
6s task for Lisa..
Lisa: Mr. Snake, what if we told some stories about love? And then maybe you could let the cards go?
Snake: Get real, little girl. A couple of stories aren’t going to change my mind.
Lisa: Okay. It was worth a shot.
Snake: …well, I mean, you can still try. I’m not THAT cold-hearted!
And this triggers the entire story premise for each act…
(and yes, just like I did for Christmas, I’ll be posting full dialogue for this one before each week is over)
Now let’s talk about what’s included…
DO NOT FORGET TO SCROLL UP AND DOWN IN THE TASK BOXES (PICTURED ABOVE) TO BE SURE TO COMPLETE ALL TASKS FOR EACH PART.
I’ll lay out specifically what you need to do for each part in the turbo tappin’ post, but I don’t want any of you to get messed up with this. So SCROLL!
Here are the prizes for Part 1:
Questline, which I’ll post later, will show how each is unlocked.
Characters who can complete tasks for Act 1:
Vicki Valentine (Premium)
Capri Flanders (Premium)
Nedward Flanders Sr. (Premium)
The Daily Challenges have NOT converted over to event currency. They remain exactly as they’ve been prior to this event launching. Cash, SH Currency and Donuts.
There are donut deals to be had with this event. Bonus donuts acquired when you buy select packages:
I will tell you, there are icons for this event that show bonus donuts available for all size donut purchases (from a box to a boatload), however, my game only has options for bonus donuts with a Box, A Tray and a Store Full. Not sure if this is for everyone, or if we’ll see more options appear in a week or so like what happened with Christmas.
Here’s what’s included today:
Date Night Mystery Box- 60 Donuts. Includes: Shauna, Brandine, Mona, Powers House w/ Laura, Der Krazy Kraut w/ Becky, Motherloving Sugar Co w/ Dia-Betty, STEM Conference Hotel w/ Brendan, Hootenanny Barn w/ Luke, Fiesta Terrace w/ Jacques, Madame Chao w/ Mindy, Up Up & Buffet!, Phineas Q. Butterfat’s, Aztec Theatre, Howard’s Flowers, Le Krusty Burger, Rio-Days-Inn-Ero, and the Swanky Fish
That weird 9 square area of land has been opened up with this one…
But that’s it, as far as I can tell, in terms of new land available.
I will caution you..and I cannot confirm if this is true…but a reader has told me that the Golden Goose has NOT reverted back to earning land tokens. So even though more land has been opened up, once it goes to earning cash/xp it WILL NOT go back to earning tokens.
Moral of the story…don’t buy all the land. Leave 1 square open..just in case.
Again, I cannot confirm this myself but I was told this by reader jasonfphx0804 here. If anyone has a different take, please let me know. I’m leaning on you guys for the answer to this, as I purchased a lot of the outskirts land (so i can tell if new land is added) but I have a TON of open land in the middle. Nowhere close to being able to verify.
Update: This is from Benny in the comments…
Important! The new 9 squares are not considered new land by the Golden Goose. What I mean by that is I bought all but one parcel before this update. Then after the update I bought that parcel and 8 of the new ones and got the message that I had bought all the land even though I have one parcel free. So my advice is to leave a single parcel but NOt in the last 9 squares. Hopefully they’ll fix this bug.
Update #2: Here’s another update from Norm in the comments…
I can confirm the land/GGR situation. So, I had left one land parcel unpurchased in the top corner by the mountains prior to this event, and after purchasing ALL of the 9 new land tiles, I received the message that everything had been unlocked and the GGR would only earn cash from now on. Apparently, leaving 1 old land tile unlocked is not enough, so I would recommend leaving one of the new nine tiles unlocked in order to keep earning land squares.
Update #3: This is from Timothy Black in the comments…
Same. Had one left in the upper corner as per Alissa’s advice last event.
Went down to fill in the bottom 9. Used 8 tiles out of 9 (I’d saved up 21), and I got the message as well at #8 that I’ve used them all and GG will revert to currency.
Still have the one of 9 in the corner left and the upper corner left with 13 in the bank. Weird.
Maybe an auto thing that recognizes you have more in the bank than are available? EA doesn’t want us saving up 100s of tiles?
Yet I have tons of pier tiles saved via the Yellow Submersible.
Personally, I think Tim’s comment is the closest to what’s going on here. EA likely said “Ok there are x amount of land tiles available in the game. So allow x amount over that for players and then cut it off”
Funny thing is this wouldn’t even be an issue if they didn’t have that option to convert tiles into donuts.
And that’s it my friends. The details of week one for Love, Springfieldian Style
Your thoughts on the event? Like the multi-event format, considering it’s only 4 weeks long? Like the idea of new content each week? Thoughts on the content? Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!