Monthly Archives: October 2019

Musings On Halloween 2019

Happy Musings Thursday my friends! After a couple of weeks off, I’m back with another musings post for you.  I’ve got a bunch of scattered thoughts, so let’s get to ’em…

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Should I Spend Donuts On Dr. Griffin (the Invisible Man) and the Invisible House?

Happy Halloween Tappers!

I hope your day is full of treats and limited tricks!

Gather ’round the tapping device everyone, it’s update time in TSTO! As Halloween is alive and well in our pocket-sized towns!  Of course, an all-new event means all-new premium content in our stores, just tempting us to drop those pink sprinkles!

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us to grab everything in sight because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add Dr. Griffin (the Invisible Man) and the Invisible House to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this invisible combo to your town…

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THOH XXX: Turbo Tappin’ Week 2, Prelude to a Powermove

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Halloween has finally arrived in Springfield, but with Kodos and Kang involved will it be full of Treats or lots of Tricks? We’ll have to read the dialogue to find out…

THOH XXX follows the same event structure of the Multi-Events before it.  This event consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the event!

For Act 2 we’re tasked with collecting Beating Hearts!  Each part of the story will unlock another prize themed for the second part of the story.  So let’s take a look at the details behind Week 2 and the Turbo Tappin’ version of…Prelude to a Powermove…

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THOH XXX Week 2 Is Live!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s officially 10am here on the East Coast, and that means Week 2 of Halloween is Live in Springfield!

Things kick off for week 2 with some dialogue between Kang and Zia…

Kang: Are you helping us, or are you just texting all day?
Zia Simpson: *glances up from her phone* Relax. You’re why young people don’t trust anyone over a thousand years old. I found the perfect representative for you. He’ll do all the work and you’ll get all the credit. Don’t thank me, slimeheads. *goes back to texting*
Kodos: And you’re why we eat our children.

This triggers the week 2 questline, Prelude to a Powermove, and is followed by a 8hr tasks for Kang and Zia, as well as a task to collect Week 2 Currency (50).  Prelude to a Powermove is the questline that will take you through unlocking all of the Week 2 prizes.

Let’s take a look at what else is in store during week 2…

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THOH XXX: Full Dialogue Week 1, Operation Clogged Drain

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Halloween has finally arrived in Springfield, but with Kodos and Kang involved will it be full of Treats or lots of Tricks? We’ll have to read the dialogue to find out…

Now that we’re wrapping up week 1 of the event, it’s time to look back at the dialogue.  Just in case you missed it by tappin’ too fast…

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THOH XXX Prize Guide: Act 1, Prize 5 Zia Simpson

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Halloween has finally arrived in Springfield, but with Kodos and Kang involved will it be full of Treats or lots of Tricks? We’ll have to read the dialogue to find out…

THOH XXX follows the same event structure of the Multi-Events before it.  This event consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the event!

For Week 1, Act 1, we’re following what happens when Kodos and Kang try to unclog the drain, and take over Springfield!  All of the prizes unlocked during week 1 play a role in that storyline.

So let’s take a look at the final THOH XXX Act 1 prize…Zia Simpson.

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THOH XXX Week 2 Starts Tomorrow

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow morning, Wednesday, October 30th, Week 2 (Act 2) of THOH XXX will be starting.  The official start time is 10am ET.

While the Week 1 questline won’t be going anywhere, so if you haven’t finished the prizes you’ll have a chance to complete it even after Week 2 starts, all of the Week 1 Premium items will be leaving the store.

So if you planned to purchase the Monkey’s Paw Salesman or Gil’s God Deal,  do so before they leave our games tomorrow morning. (SIBs Linked)

Also, here’s some inside info to help you prepare for Week 2 to start…

During Week 2 Zia convinces Count Dracula to help Kang and Kodos with their world domination plan.  Of course, you’ll have to follow along with the dialogue to find out what happens, but the same characters used for Act 1 currency tasks should be used for the Act 2 currency tasks, with the exception of the Monkey’s Paw Salesman. (I don’t trust the list EA sent us, as it was completely wrong for Week 1) Again, the Monkey’s Paw Salesman will NOT earn currency for Week 2.  So we’re looking at: God, Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Grampa, Maggie, Nelson, Milhouse, and the New Premium Character for Week 2…

You’ll also need Zia and Kang free for the initial questline objective…

There will also be one new premium character combo introduced during week 2, and that character will be able to help with the currency earning for week 2.  (150 donuts will be needed if you’d like to purchase the combo)

And that’s it my friends!  Be prepared for Week 2 to start up tomorrow morning!

Thoughts on week 1?  Ready for week 2?  Excited to see where the story goes?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

THOH XXX: Week 1 Questline, Premium Characters God and the Monkey’s Paw Salesman

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Halloween has finally arrived in Springfield, but with Kodos and Kang involved will it be full of Treats or lots of Tricks? We’ll have to read the dialogue to find out…

THOH XXX follows the same event structure of the Multi-Events before it.  This event consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the event!

With Act 1, week 1, two new premium characters were introduced. In addition to helping with event currency, God and the Monkey’s Paw Salesman come with their own, short, individual questlines, so let’s take a look at the full dialogue questlines now.

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THOH XXX Prize Guide: Act 1, Prizes 2-4 Hugo, Robot Homer, and Blinky Monster

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Halloween has finally arrived in Springfield, but with Kodos and Kang involved will it be full of Treats or lots of Tricks? We’ll have to read the dialogue to find out…

THOH XXX follows the same event structure of the Multi-Events before it.  This event consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the event!

For Week 1, Act 1, we’re following what happens when Kodos and Kang try to unclog the drain, and take over Springfield!  All of the prizes unlocked during week 1 play a role in that storyline.

So let’s take a look at prizes 2 through four on the THOH XXX Prize track…Hugo (or Donuts), Robot Homer, and Blinky Monster (or donuts)…

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Super Safi’s Monday Morning Math Mayhem 25 – Hyperbolic Paraboloid

Morning Mathematical Monsters & Maniacs!

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “M”)

 

Hi, I’m Super Safi and you may remember me from such stats and strategy posts as Kwik-E-Mart Farming and the advanced losing-to-win Superheroes battle strategy.

Over the past 600+ episodes, The Simpsons has taken us on an amazing mathematical journey involving fractions, probability, Fermat’s last theorem, and hundreds of other aspects from the wonderful world off mathematics.

And what better way to start your week, then by discussing math Monday morning?

Happy Halloween! With the THOH episode behind us and the Halloween event underway, this week we take a look at a concept that has made a couple appearances in the legendary THOH episodes.

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