Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Update time in Springfield, and this time everything’s coming up Milhouse! That’s right, Bart’s blue-haired buddy is finally getting some attention! 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…
Once again we see another multi-event in Springfield. So love them, or hate them, they’re still here. So let’s all try to make the best of this…
Anywho….things kick off with 6s tasks for Bart and Milhouse.
After you’ve completed these initial tasks you’ll kick off the Van Houten’s event…
First, remember this was an app store update available for download. So if you haven’t already done so, and you don’t see the Splash Screen above for your game, head to your app store and update TSTO. You may have to search the store for Tapped Out, as it doesn’t always appear on the update list initially…
We did receive an update package from EA on this one, about 30minutes before the event is slated to start. Here’s EA’s event synopsis:
When Milhouse’s older, cooler cousin, Annika, comes to Springfield for Milhouse’s birthday, Milhouse
asks her to pretend to be his girlfriend so he can be more popular at school. After she begrudgingly
agrees, his plan yields great success and he quickly becomes the most popular boy in Springfield
Bart has a hard time adjusting and is resentful of Milhouse no longer being available to hang out, so he
promptly gets to work sabotaging Milhouse’s newfound popularity. However, every time he tries to make Milhouse uncool, it backfires and only makes Milhouse cooler.
Meanwhile, Lisa can’t suppress her jealousy any longer and eventually starts dating Milhouse. When the kids see Lisa dating the coolest kid in school, they crown her as the coolest girl in school. However, after Milhouse takes her on a few dates with his relatives, Lisa quickly realizes she’s made a mistake and breaks up with him, resulting in both of them going back to their uncool selves, and things return to normal.
We should all know by now unless of course, you’re new to TSTO that the prizes for this event follow the same questline format to unlock as our regular mini-events do.
Just like every large event recently, this is not your typical Major Event. And there are pros and cons to that, and everyone will find their own pros and cons. And some people’s pro will be someone else’s con.
As always, I just ask that you have an open mind, and reserve judgment until we’re into the event. It’s 5 weeks long, it should be fairly easy to complete, you’ll unlock a bunch of new prizes and no crafting to grind through, so let’s just have some good old fashioned TSTO fun! And, as long as you don’t rush things, you won’t get bored because it’ll change each week!
Here’s the event schedule:
Act 1 Starts August 12th (WEDNESDAY)
Act 2 Starts August 21st (FRIDAY)
Act 3 Starts August 30th (SUNDAY)
Act 4 Starts September 8th (TUESDAY)
Event Ends September 16th, 2020 (WEDNESDAY)
As I stated above, the initial quests are 6s tasks . Once completed you’ll start the Birthday Party for One questline, which is the Act 1 story to follow. This is how you’ll unlock the Act 1 prizes.
Note: Some of you have mentioned you are having trouble getting the event to start. You need to download the latest update and the requirements for this are: Level 12 and you MUST have Bart and his Treehouse unlocked. It won’t trigger without those two.
Claim to Fame
Milhouse: Hey Bart, let’s go to my house. A bunch of my relatives are in town for my birthday party this weekend.
Bart: That sounds great! But you know what sounds even greater? We go to MY house and finish planning my latest Skinner prank.
Milhouse: But Bart, my pretty cousin Annika is back in town. *wink*
Bart: As tempting as that sounds to my pre-tween hormones — whatever they are — you’re forgetting the banana pecking order. Of which you are most certainly second.
Milhouse: Oh, okay. You know I’m a sucker for fruit prioritization.
And this triggers the entire story premise for each act…
(and yes, just like I did for the past multi-events, I’ll be posting full dialogue for this one before each week is over)
Now let’s talk about what’s included…
Here’s the Act 1 Synopsis from EA:
Milhouse is helping Bart assemble a device for his latest prank at Springfield Elementary, the Go-Go Ray. When Bart unveils this contraption at school and zaps Principal Skinner with it, causing him to
uncontrollably dance, he is heralded as the coolest kid in school. Hoping to capitalize on this moment of
attention, Milhouse invites everyone to his birthday party this weekend.
Unfortunately, the only kid to attend is Bart, but that doesn’t stop the two of them from having a good
time while enjoying all of the party tricks to themselves. Later, Annika makes an appearance. After Bart and Milhouse fail to impress her, Bart makes a comment about how cool she is, which gets Milhouse thinking…
After relentlessly begging Annika to pretend to be his girlfriend at school, she eventually gives in and begrudgingly agrees. When the other kids see Milhouse hanging out with an older, cooler girl, they
instantly deem Milhouse popular.
DO NOT FORGET TO SCROLL UP AND DOWN IN THE TASK BOXES (PICTURED ABOVE) TO BE SURE TO COMPLETE ALL TASKS FOR EACH PART.
I’ll lay out specifically what you need to do for each part in the turbo tappin’ post, but I don’t want any of you to get messed up with this. So don’t forget to SCROLL!
Here are the prizes for Part 1:
Questline, which I’ll post later, will show how each is unlocked.
Characters who can complete tasks for Act 1:
Kirkedemious Van Houten (New Premium)
Each Act will have a new premium character that will earn event currency. From what I can see, based on the info from EA, characters will be used throughout the entire event. So Act 1 will be used in Act 2, 3, and 4…etc.
Here’s what’s included today:
Magic Act Milhouse
Miss Tillingham’s School
STEM Conference Hotel w/ Brendan Beiderbecke
Mighty Pigs Practice Rink w/ Lewis Clark
Golf ‘N Die Retirement Village w/ Principal Dondelinger
Zip Zap and ‘Za w/ Wendell Borton
Juvenile Correction Facility w/ Jeremy Jailbird
Springfield Skate Park w/ Nikki Mckenna
All returning premium content will be available from today, August 12th, until the event ends on September 16th. Also, I’m not doing new SIB posts for the returning content (I may do the Mystery Box, but not sure yet). So I’ve linked the previous posts for you to review here. And I’ve also linked them on the Event Page for you to find later in the event.
Nana Sophie Mussolini– 75 Previous Post
Norbert’s Plane w/ Norbert– 125 Previous Post
St. Sebastian’s School for Wicked Girls w/ Samantha Stankey– 150 Previous Post
Were-Milhouse– 60 (costume for Milhouse) Previous Post (his questline and tasks are towards the bottom of that post)
Milhouse’s Trailer– 40 Previous Post
Pyro– 75 Previous Post
Per Patric, the Item Limit has NOT been increased.
And that’s it my friends. The details of Act 1 of the Van Houtens Event!
Your thoughts on the event? Thoughts on the content? Excited to see the storyline? Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!