Daily Archives: February 28, 2020

Friday Filler – Sometimes the Writers Get It Right!

Thank Grog It’s Firday!

In an effort toward full transparency, I admit readily to not only rushing Act III of this unbelievably boring event, but to being happy that I did.  And in an even more transparent move (if I get any more transparent, I’ll disappear!), I am writing this well before Friday (or Firday if you prefer) because the topic came to me while rushing through the Act.

As I mentioned last week, the primary benefit of rushing (binging) is that you get to read the dialogue quickly, and in more of an unbroken script.  The length of time it takes to play this event in real time, kind of sucks the fun out of the dialogue, because it takes too long to get to it.  But, by rushing, you get the whole thread quickly…even if the thread is broken into weirdly disparate parts.

The best part of this act, was that the writer(s?) who wrote it (it felt like two different writers, cobbled together…but, I’ll get to that), had fun reveling in their own shortcomings as storytellers for ALL of the Springfield citizens.

Representation of ALL citizens became a fun, and pretty hilarious theme…at the cost of admitting how little we see most of the characters we win.

Let’s take a look.
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In-Game Update: Share the Magic Maggie

Update: A little more info on Maggie’s short…

https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2020/2/28/21158094/onward-pixar-short-simpsons-maggie-coco-frozen-olaf-fox-acquisition-marvel-studios

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

So it looks like the Disney takeover of The Simpsons has begun… 😳

I guess my post yesterday was pretty good foreshadowing

Just released in-game is a promotion for….a Disney movie!?

Yes, a Disney movie.

EA released a special task for Maggie to celebrate Disney/Pixar’s new movie Onward.

It’s really quick and simple.  Just 1 task for Maggie and then a fun new animated task as been added for her.  Here are some more details: Continue reading

Black History Month Prize Guide: Act 3, Prize 5 the Bully Boss

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 3 we’re tasked with collecting Police Badges!  Each part of the story will unlock another prize themed for the third part of the story, that time Lou was a hero!

So let’s take a look at the fifth and final Act 3 prize…the Bully Boss…

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