Black History Month Prize Guide: Act 2, Prize 3 Opal

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s update time in Springfield!  And after 8 years of TSTO, we’re finally tackling Black History Month!  No time like the present for EA, huh?   What’s in store for us this time?  Well, we’re tasked with finding out the history of Dr. Hibbert, Carl, Lou, and the Simpson Family!  Loads of dialogue with this one, so be sure to read along to see what happens! And of course, I’ll be posting it as each week wraps up.

Black History Month (Heroes of Springfield) 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 hard hats!  Each part of the story will unlock another prize themed for the second part of the story, Carl’s history with his Dad!

So let’s take a look at prizes 3, Opal…

Opal is a  brand new characters for Springfield, and part of the Black History Character Collection:

How You Unlock it:
Fair-Weather Father Pt. 3
Make Carl Find and Convince Pres. Barack Obama to Help- 4hrs
Collect Hard Hats- x475.

Once achieved you’ll unlock Opal, so here’s how you get a car…

More Info:

WDTCF: Several episodes…first one “Million-Dollar Abie” S17, E16
Voiced:  No
Other Info: Opal will come with her own questline, Starlight, however you’ll need her to complete the rest of the Fair-Weather Father (prize track) questline.  So hold off on starting her individual questline until you’ve completed her task in Fair-Weather Father pt. 4

Opal does come with a full questline, here’s a look at that questline:

Starlight Pt. 1
Lindsey Naegle starts

Lindsay Naegle: There’s my favorite client! Opal, darling! Give me a hug, you magnificent daytime supernova! What brings you to the office?
Opal: I’m tired of doing my talk show. It’s so boring! “Troubled Toddlers”, “Cannibal Cooking Tips for the Apocalypse”, “My husband’s cheating on me with a serial killer”. It’s all so mundane! I want to take my talents to the silver screen!
Lindsay Naegle: As your agent, I totally support your creative ambitions. But as someone who makes her leech-like living off of you, I don’t think this is a great idea. There’s way less money in movies. How about you make a luxury perfume instead?
Opal: Get me in a movie, or you’re fired.
Lindsay Naegle: Yes, ma’am! I’ll get some feelers out right away.
Make Lindsey Put Some Feelers Out- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Lindsay Naegle: So, I got my feelers out there…
Opal: Stop saying “feelers”. It’s gross.
Lindsay Naegle:And I found out that Drederick Tatum is producing a biopic about the life of Shirley Chisholm. Such an important story. So inspiring. So timely.
Opal: You don’t know who that is, do you?
Lindsay Naegle: No, but my assistant is summarizing her Wikipedia page then tweeting it to me.
Opal: She was the first black woman to run for president of the United States!
Lindsay Naegle: Right. And what a president she was!
Opal: Just set up the audition.

Starlight Pt. 2
Opal starts

Opal: Hi, I’m here for the audition.
Squeaky Voice Attendant: Sign your name here and wait for the—OMG! You’re TV’s Opal! My mom loves your show! She’s always telling me to shut up when it’s on. And again after it’s over.
Opal: Always nice to meet the emotionally abused son of a fan.
Squeaky Voice Attendant: Say, you must get this all the time, and I’m sorry to ask, but can I get…
Opal: An autograph?
Squeaky Voice Attendant: No. A new car. No hybrids!
Opal:What? I’m not gonna give you a car!
Squeaky Voice Attendant:Why not? You give em away on your show all the time!
Opal: That’s a television show. This is the real world… sort of.
Squeaky Voice Attendant: Hand over some car keys or you’re not auditioning for squat.
Opal: Why you little punk! You’re lucky I brought a spare today!
Make Opal Hand Over the Keys to her Spare Car- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Squeaky Voice Attendant: Ooh. A Canyonero roadster. Nice!
Opal: I hope you crash into a gas station.
Squeaky Voice Attendant: Fingers crossed. Then I can sue you for gifting me a death trap!
Opal: D’oh!

Starlight Pt. 3
Anger Watkins starts

Anger Watkins: Is that my old friend Opal I see?
Opal: Anger Watkins! Helloooooooo! Give it up for Anger, everyone!
Anger Watkins: There’s no one here but us.
Opal: Sorry. Force of habit. What are you doing here?
Anger Watkins: I’m auditioning for the role of the karate teacher with a mysterious past.
Opal: Oh, must be a different movie.
Anger Watkins: It’s the Shirley Chisolm biopic.
Opal: I’ve gotta read that script. So, what’s new, Anger?
Anger Watkins: I just wrote an autobiography. It’s called “Untreated Anger Issues”.
Opal: Sounds wonderful!
Anger Watkins: It is, dammit! Which is why I was hoping you could put it on your Opal’s Book Club list.
Opal: Oh, well. I’d have to read it and see if it fits with…
Anger Watkins: Pish posh, girl! Hook a brother up with some sales. I’m trying to buy me a Tesla Cybertruck!
Opal: Oh Lord.
Make Opal Try to Politely Decline- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Anger Watkins: Don’t you politely decline me!
Opal: Anger, honey, sports books aren’t right for my book club.
Anger Watkins: Well, make it right, or else I’ll tell my good friend Drederick Tatum not to put you in his movie.
Opal: Fine. I’ll play ball, you jerk. But If I don’t get this movie, I’m going to kill you…r career as a sports journalist. *whispers to self* Whew, saved it.

Starlight Pt. 4
Tatum starts

Tatum: Opal! My goodness. The fact that a star of your caliber would think to audition for a role is both humbling and awe-inspiring. I am inspired with awe.
Opal: I’m happy to do it, Drederick. I have been working with a method acting coach.
Tatum: A meth-head acting coach? Wow, that sounds like a challenge. Good for you. Alright, whenever you’re ready, begin.
Opal: Okay. Give me a moment to BECOME Shirley.
Make Opal Give the Audition of a Lifetime- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Tatum: Goodness gracious. That was incredible. I don’t need to see anyone else audition. Tell Viola Davis to respectfully take a hike. Opal you technically knocked out the champ, metaphorically of course.
Opal: Oh, thank you Drederick. I promise I’m not going to let you down!

Starlight Pt. 5
Krusty starts

Tuxedo Krusty: The nominees for best actress in a lead role are… Scarlett Johansson in “The Imelda Marcos Story”, Viola Davis in “The Respectful Hike”, and Opal in “Chisolm’s Choice”.
Tatum: You’re a shoo-in, Opal.
Lindsay Naegle: I always believed in you, superstar. Even when I didn’t!
Anger Watkins: It’s all you girl!
Squeaky Voice Attendant: And I’m here too!
Opal: Oh, man. I hope I get this.
Tuxedo Krusty: And the winner is….
Make Opal Cross Her Bejeweled Fingers- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Tuxedo Krusty: Opal, in “Chisolm’s Choice”!!!
Opal: Oh my God! There are so many people I’d like to thank. But first, let me air out the grievances I have with all the terrible people I had to deal with to get here.
Lindsay Naegle: Uh oh.
Opal: Lindsey Naegle, my agent who didn’t think I should be in movies. You’re fired!
Lindsay Naegle: And rightfully so.
Opal: The Squeaky Voice Teen, whose name escapes me at the moment, who made me give him a car. Screw you, you little twerp. And Anger Watkins, America’s least talented loudmouth sportscaster. I promoted his terrible book so that he wouldn’t bad mouth me to Drederick.  But even the Opal bump couldn’t help sell that garbage heap of a memoir.
Anger Watkins: It’s true. My life isn’t interesting!
Opal: Whew. It feels good to vent. Now to thank everyone who actually believed in me, starting with Drederi— *cut-off by music* D’oh!

Opal’s Permanent Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Wait to Audition 1hr $70, 17xp Krustylu/Brown House
Audition 4hrs $175, 45xp Krustylu/Brown House
Do an Interview 8hrs $275, 70xp Channel 6
Launch Acting Career 12hrs $420, 100xp Outside/Visual
Give Away Gifts 24hrs $600, 150xp Outside/Visual

And that’s it my friends, the details on Opal…the third Act 2 Black History prize!

Up next? Prize 4 and a Black History Mystery Box token…followed by Abraham Simpson I, which is the next prize we’ll cover!

Thoughts on Act 2?  How are you doing with the prize track? (don’t worry Act 3 doesn’t start until Sunday, so you’ve got a couple more days than usual) Thoughts on Opal’s tasks?  Questline?   Sound off below!

9 responses to “Black History Month Prize Guide: Act 2, Prize 3 Opal

  1. So what do I do if I never finished the quest line “Fair Weather Farther” but I have Opal? Does this mean I’ll never be able to do Opal’s quest line?

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  2. … Scarlet Johansson in ‘The Imelda Marcos Story’… ?!
    I guess the game is showing its age or the expected age of the players. I’d rather watch “The Rise and Downfall of Omarosa” staring Zhang Ziyi.

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  3. I like that she has some involvement in the event in which she has a task for the main questline. Part of me thought that she might’ve been voiced since Kamala was voiced from the Halloween event. I really like her visual tasks since she gives out free stuff on one task and has a frog, goose and spider in her other task along with Opal crying in a mirror with a handkerchief. The real world mentions were interesting. I was disappointed that all of the questline was located at Krustylu Studios and was each 4 hours long. It is nice to get an extra character on the prize track. Now to work on getting the token to get Sideshow Raheem and Klub Krusty in the MB. 🐸🦢🕷️🎁🪞😢🎙️

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  4. I feel like they missed an opportunity here, where the other characters are just part of the dialogue, when they couldve been part of the questline. Like in the past – if you have the character, you have to send them on the task, if you dont have the character, the task doesnt show up for you…

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    • At least in part 1 Lindsay Naegle is used but I get what you mean. Part 2 could’ve had a task for Squeaky Voice Teen at the Canyonero. Part 3 could have a task for Anger Watkins to try and persuade Opal to put his book on her book club list. Part 4 could’ve had a task for Drederick Tatum to watch the performance of a lifetime. Part 5 could have Krusty (or Tuxedo Krusty) to announce the winner for best actress.

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  5. Hey it’s always great to obtain a Character as an Event Prize (she’s not voiced due to Tress MacNeille non involvement in TSTO) …. I just don’t remember Opal (an obvious riff on of Oprah Winfrey) being so self centered and narcissistic in any of her Simpsons Episodes (“Million-Dollar Abie”, “Ice Cream of Margie [with the Light Blue Hair]”, “Husbands and Knives”, “Funeral for a Fiend”), but then again that’s kinda what Oprah has turned into post talk show. 😂

    Once you finish her Task that continues in obtaining the next Event Prize, it’s neat to do her own Task. Thank you TSTO Writers for name checking Shirley Chisholm (the first Black Woman elected to the United States Congress, representing New York from 1969 – 1983) and the Canyonero Roadster (why isn’t Krusty driving this around TSTO? I don’t know, but it’s kinda on ‘the Safi list’). Her 24 Hour Visual Task is funny! 👍🏻

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  6. This whole event… what… a… slooooooog.

    Is this what this game has become? A four hour cycle event currency mining slog? There used to be mini games. There used to be bonus friend points. Why is every event now mining based?

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    • Because everyone complained about the mini games being rigged, the neighbors stopped playing and EA ran out of ideas… the resources and progs were prob reassigned to other projects… maybe the next repetitive *enter sports game name here* that can make more $$..

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    • Unfortunately? Yeah EA Bob is underpaid and overwhelmed (the Event format needs a makeover – no more 4 Hour Tasks to earn Event Currency with whatever Characters!)

      EA did change things a little, but definitely not in a way most were suggesting (we complained that it was too easy and/or didn’t have enough time to complete, so now we have to Grind More, for Less Rewarding Content and it’s over 7 Days per Act).

      I’m encouraging all to make the most of it (ie you may find the new Premium Characters more rewarding then the Event Prizes, so farm 🍩’s and get what you can).

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