Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
The latest mini-event in TSTO is live…All American Auction!
Note: I screwed up on the time guys, sorry. No excuse, other than my brain just didn’t think correctly. They did not update the UTC time to account for Daylight Savings ending. Sorry for the misinformation.
Use this post to discuss the mini-event for right now. I’m currently at the drs with the Tiny Addict…the originator of the head cold. So once I get back I’ll add the details on this post…
Ok, back from the doctors. Post is updated below with A LOT of info. Take your time, read it thoroughly so you don’t miss anything…
Things kick off with a 6s task for Quimby. After which you’ll roll right into the main questline…
Ok, guys. A few different layers with this one, so I’ll start with the basics first. Let’s breakdown the prizes to this mini-event first…you know the free aspect.
First thing first…this event, and everything with it leaves games in two weeks…December 4th.
So you’ll have to finish the prize track questline, purchase any premium items, and do any of the Black Friday options BEFORE December 4th. Don’t let the timer run out on you! (and hopefully, Christmas will follow!)
Onto the mini-event itself…
So this mini-event is titled All American Auction. And the same basic concept applies. Follow a questline, do the tasks, and unlock the prizes associated with it.
The premise of the event starts when you log into Springfield, with the All American Auction Intro…
Quimby: Welcome to the Turkey Pardoning.
Lenny: Kill the turkeys! Kill the turkeys!
Moe: Carve them from wattle to tail!
Quimby: Er-uh, I can’t decide which one to pardon. They all look so equally non-cute. So, I’m pardoning every turkey in Springfield! Thanksgiving is hereby cancelled!
Lenny: You can’t do that! The only other holiday in November is Black Friday!
Quimby: Then I hereby declare every day in November: “Black Friday”.
Lenny: Yay! Quimby! Quimby! Quimby!
Moe: Hmm, every day Black Friday… I can buy up all the discount stuff in town and sell it at a huge markup!
This dialogue is followed by a 6s task for Quimby, and they’ll you’ll roll right into the main questline….
The questline to follow for the free prizes is…All American Auction. Shocking title, I know.
Prizes are as follows…
It’s nice to see a prize track full of new prizes…and not returning items.
The turbo tappin’ post, which I’ll have up later, will show how you unlock each of these prizes. But the basic gist is…follow the questline, unlock the prizes. You guys should be pros at it by now! 🙂
The store is then full of new/returning items specifically for this event. Thanksgiving items some of you have been looking for…
OR if you have King-Size Homer
*Denotes available in the Yearbook Mystery Box
**Denotes available in the Yearbook Box but individually, not as a bundle. So this one would cost more via Yearbook Box.
Ok so that’s the basics of the mini-event itself. Now let’s talk about Black Friday.
Again, these items ALL leave the store on December 4th.
After you’ve started the All American Auction questline, prize track, you’ll then trigger the Black Friday specials as well.
There’s a separate prize track available for those who PURCHASE donuts.
To unlock these prizes you MUST purchase donuts from the store. You cannot convert tokens to donuts. Donuts much be purchased from the game store…whether via cash or a gift card.
If you want these items….EA wants your cash. Donut farmers need not apply…unless they’re spending $$$
You’ll unlock prizes at…
IF you buy a larger package of donuts, you’ll unlock all of the prizes below that as well.
For example: if you buy a Store Full of donuts (900 donuts), you’ll fill the meter at the top of the prize track and unlock ALL of the prizes below that as well. (this applies only to this special Black Friday prize track. To unlock the All American Auction prize track you’ll need to follow that questline)
So that’s just 1 aspect of Black Friday. The cash aspect.
The second aspect of Black Friday is the return of Mystery Boxes, including the elusive Gold Mystery Box.
The Gold Box is full of special items (all returning) and can only be opened via tokens. Similar to the tokens you earn as prizes on BOTH prize tracks.
How else can you earn tokens? I’ll cover that in a minute. First, let’s talk about the boxes available for just donuts…you know the old fashioned way.
Long-time players will note, that these boxes have been around a few years for Black Friday. I need to go through them all carefully, but it’s possible a few items have been added to boxes over last year though.
I’m going to do a couple of very detailed posts about each box, what’s inside, what’s a duplicate (between each box), what’s also available in the Yearbook Box, and what’s a new item added this year (if any). It’s going to take me some time to put that together…so for now here’s just a quick breakdown of each box and the cost…
The Gold Mystery Box, which will get its own post separate from the other boxes, is available for purchase via token only…
Tokens are available via the Prize tracks…either the main (free) prize track or the Black Friday ($$) prize track. OR you can unlock additional tokens when you purchase donuts. Each donut option available for purchase with cash is bundled with tokens…
And remember, when you buy donuts you also unlock the prizes (including additional tokens) on the Black Friday Prize track.
What happens if you don’t want anything in the Gold Mystery Box? Or you already own all the items? What are the tokens worth then? Well you can convert your tokens to donuts…via the store.
1 token = 12 dounts. So if you buy the Boatload of donuts that’s an additional 600 donuts from the 50 tokens PLUS 444 donuts from the Black Friday Prize track (37 tokens converted).
So basically, if you don’t want any items from the Gold Box…buying a Boatload of Donuts will give you 2,400 donuts PLUS an additional 1,044 donuts from converting tokens to donuts. (3,444 total). Not to shabby…likely the option I’ll do tonight…
And that’s it guys! A very short mini-event…with a lot of freakin info to cover! Look for posts for Turbo Tappin’ and Mystery Boxes up soon. Also, I’m still going to do a musings post with overall thoughts from THOH XXX, but it may not be up tomorrow. I may push it to Friday or Monday. So be prepared for that. AND i still own you a Sounds of THOH XXX post.
So…lots of content incoming. I ask that you be patient with me as I’m essentially a 1-woman show right now, as Safi’s traveling, Pat’s working on his remodel, and Wookiee is trying not to let school devour him.
Oh and a heads up…Thanksgiving in the US is next Thursday. I’m taking a much-needed break that day. So posts may be a little funky, and it’s possible you may not see the free prize breakdown posts until right before this event ends. We’ll see how it goes.
Thoughts on the Thanksgiving event? Black Friday deals? Donut purchases? Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!