Holidays of Future Past Prize Guide: The Ultranet

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Update time in TSTO!  Time for the first official update of the New Year!  As the latest mini-event in TSTO hit our towns…this time to celebrate the New Year…?  I guess Santa didn’t give EA that calendar I said they needed for Christmas. 

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Holidays of Future Past questline, you’ll have to earn  via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

So let’s take a look at prizes 4, the Ultranet…

How You Get it:
Holidays of Future Past Pt. 4
Make Marge Accidentally Break Homer’s Bottle Rocket Ships- 8hrs
Make Lisa Accidentally Summon Cthulhu- 8hrs
Collect Holiday Decorations- x250.

Once you’ve completed the task you’ll automatically be awarded the Ultranet…

Other Details:
Item:
Ultranet
Size: 14×14
Build Time: 4hrs
Earns: $90, 10xp/4hrs
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +200
Can Be Placed: grass|boardwalk|beach|pier|dirt
What Does it Do?:
Cool animation.  When in use, people fly through the sky within the Ultranet building.  Also, President Lisa has a permanent 8hr task there…Fine Tune Virtual Springfield.  Also, it comes with a lengthy questline.
WDTCF: “Holidays of Future Passed” S23, E9

As mentioned above, this one comes with a lengthy questline.  Here’s a look at the full dialogue version…

The Ultranet of Things Pt. 1
Zia starts

Zia Simpson: Hey guys! For my school project I recreated Springfield in the Ultranet, exactly like it was before I was born.
President Lisa: That’s amazing! How’d you do it?
Zia Simpson: It was pretty simple: hours of coding, an old blueprint algorithm, neural mapping…
President Lisa: Jeez, whatever happened to cardboard dioramas…
Zia Simpson: Don’t worry, I recreated a few of your crappy old dioramas too!
Retired Homer: I’m gonna go back and get a burger at Krusty’s from before they were all replaced with Impassable Burgers — fake meat that stays in you forever.
Make Zia Share Her Ultranet Project with Family- 6hrs, Earns $350, 90xop
Make (President) Lisa Be Impressed with Zia’s Project- 6hrs, Earns $350, 90xp
Make (Retired) Homer Visit Virtual Krusty’s- 6hrs, Earns $350, 90xp
Squeaky Voice Attendant: You know these burgers are just computer simulations, right?
Retired Homer: Don’t care.
Squeaky Voice Attendant: Wow, I’ve never seen someone get fatter from eating holograms!

The Ultranet of Things Pt. 2
(Empty-Nest) Marge starts

Empty Nest Marge: This is exciting! I’m going to visit my old book club!
Helen Lovejoy: Oh, how wonderful. It’s Marge. Bring us any of your under-layered taco dip?
Empty Nest Marge: Even a virtual recreation of you is catty towards me?
Helen Lovejoy: My Cattiness Index is dialed down to one. I guess you just bring it out of me, virtual or not.
Make (Empty-Nest) Marge Attend Virtual Book Club- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
Make Virtual Helen Tell Marge How She Really Feels- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
Helen Lovejoy: …and don’t get me started on that fat oaf of a husband of hers!
Empty Nest Marge: I should’ve known it was going to go like this when I saw the book you were reading was “Jane Eyre Your Grievances”.

The Ultranet of Things Pt. 3
(Empty-Nest) Marge starts

Empty Nest Marge: Zia, I think there’s something wrong with your Ultranet Springfield! Everyone in it is very mean.
Retired Homer: Yeah! I usually feel bad about myself after I gorge at a fast-food place, not during!
Zia Simpson: It’s probably because of the neural scans. You’re hearing what people really thought of you back in the day.
Mooch Bart: Hearing what people really think? I want in on this!
Make (Mooch) Bart Visit Virtual Springfield Elementary- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp
Make Virtual Skinner Tell Bart What he Really Thinks- 8hrs, Earns $275, 70xp
Skinner: …took years off my life! Sandbagged my career! Blew any chance I had for love…
President Lisa: This doesn’t bother you?
Mooch Bart: Are you kidding? These are my greatest hits!

The Ultranet of Things Pt. 4
(Retired) Homer starts

Retired Homer: Alright Virtual Flanders, I know you’ve been waiting years for this moment. Let me have it — tell me what you really think about me! And don’t hold back, you holier-than-thou, annoying, goody-two-shoes–

Ned: Uh, wasn’t I supposed to be the one unburdening myself?
Retired Homer: Oh, right. Sorry. Go ahead… stupid Virtual Flanders…
Make (Retired) Homer Listen to Virtual Flanders Tell him the Truth- 6hrs, Earns $350, 90xp
Make Virtual Flanders Tell Homer What He Really Thinks- 6hrs, Earns $350, 90xp
Ned: Golly, Homer. I guess the truth is I think that deep down you’re really a swell guy! Sure, I wish you’d been a little nicer, a little more sober, and that you wouldn’t have stolen so many of my belongings… But aw heck, you were the best neighboreeno a fella could ask for!
Retired Homer: *sniff!* Finally — a version of Flanders I actually like!
Ned: *ZZZZZT!* Tears…shorting…me…out! Are you…there, Maude? It’s…me…Ned! *ZZZZT!*

The Ultranet of Things Pt. 5
(President) Lisa starts

President Lisa: Zia, maybe you could fine-tune your project a little to make its virtual reality a little less….real.
Zia Simpson: But Mom, you said the Ultranet should be mankind’s greatest tool in the search for truth and understanding!
President Lisa: I don’t remember saying that…
Zia Simpson: Oh yeah, that was the virtual version of you. I guess I spend a lot more time with her because she’s less demanding…
President Lisa: I’m not demanding! Now change the damn settings!
Make Zia Fine Tune Virtual Springfield- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp
Make (President) Lisa Fine Tune Virtual Springfield- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp
Quimby: You’re all a bunch of no-good morons!
Rockin Otto: Screw you, Quimby! I’ll run you down with my bus!
President Lisa: I thought we made the virtual citizens nicer?
Zia Simpson: We made them too nice — the A.I. is rejecting it. Being jerks is just too deeply ingrained in Springfielders’ DNA!


And that’s it my friends, the details on prize 4 of the Holidays of Future Past mini-event…the Ultranet!  Next up I’ll breakdown Bart’s boys…

Thoughts on the Ultranet?  Have you unlocked it yet?  Where have you placed it in your Springfield?  Design plans?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

10 responses to “Holidays of Future Past Prize Guide: The Ultranet

  1. Thank you! I’ve finished the event, but didn’t recognize any of the storyline. Did some searching of my Springfield and found a large block that had finished construction but had never been tapped to come into being. So, I’m starting the storyline now.

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  2. What do you think?
    ULTRANET
    Captura de pantalla 2020-01-23 a las 17.36.21

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  3. Even though it is a huge building, it does fit with the other tall buildings from the Sci-Fi event 3 years ago like Skyberdine Systems, Atomic Hula Hoop, Dome-iciles and the office buildings. Like CJBrownLV said, its great to get buildings and decorations that can have roads going through them, I would like to see more bridges that go over rivers or items that can go in rivers.

    The Ultranet is a cool looking item with an even cooler animation, I only wish that along with President Lisa, Zia had a 6 hour task here (or her 8 hour visual task takes place outside the Ultranet) since I like President Lisa’s task outside Town Hall. I can’t remember when an item apart from characters and costumes had a 5 part questline to them, the questline was very interesting. 🌐🤖🏢

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  4. Despite the ridiculous size I like this building, the animation is cool as is the noise it makes when you tap on it.

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  5. Ultranet

    It does have cool animation when a Character is Tasking at it (you can also place a road down the centre – my favourite thing EA offered that was new with Buildings) ….. but it’s just too big (14×14 ! this should’ve been 7×7 in size!) and now queue Patric’s on point comment “nothing is to scale in this Game App” (it’s so true!) 😂

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  6. Has anyone else noticed a pattern on BSOD (Bart Screen Of Death)?

    It seems I can’t grind more than 15-20 donuts from bloodmobiles (using God’s money) before getting a BSOD. And after being kicked out the frequency of BSOD’s is much higher than usual for a few hours.

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    • The same thing happens when farming KEMs… I will get about 2 or 3 Bart screens… as I farm about 265 KEMs.at a time.
      It was okay for most of December but came back in the new year and seems to have gotten worse with the new event. I don’t get is when collecting from tasks or buildings. Only when farming.

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      • I get some with KEMs too, but with bloodmobiles I’m losing millions of cash when it happens because when I logon again the game acts as if I already had my donuts.

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  7. It seems that we are getting this type of buildings more often now… hmm… like they are designing for us now.. or they just don’t want to design multiple buildings… it is a nice decoration/building. ..

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