Daily Archives: August 21, 2020

Friday Filler – A New Look at Old Stuff to Recapture My Zazz

Thank Grog It’s Firday!

Like many of you, between the Covid-Craziness, more politics than any human should have to endure, civil unrest and a clear letdown in our favorite diversion from all of it (TSTO), I found myself trying to find new ways to make the old ways feel new again.

This is common with the modern version of humankind.  We seem driven to be discontented with “the status quo” and are in a seemingly constant state of “the next best thing.”  Unfortunately, this constant game of “wanting more, but enjoying it less,” has brought us to a point in our existence where more really is less.  Less fulfilling, less gratifying, and far less hopeful.  And yes…I am talking about the game this time.

But, as I talked about in my last Filler, I have decided to “go back a few clicks” to a more simple time, when I wasn’t obsessed with Bonus %, and could actually slow down enough to design my town, in spite of the Item Limits.

Here are my first baby steps to reclaiming my “Zazz.”
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The Van Houtens Act 2 in Live! The Rundown and What You Need To Know

If You’re Having Issues Collecting Sunglasses, Note: Some of you are having issues earning sunglasses.  The task to earn the Sunglasses has to take place at the Springfield Heights Theater.  The files do indicate that the backup location, in case you haven’t yet unlocked the theater, is the Brown House.  Unfortunately, there must be an issue with the coding because even with a Brown House and no Theater it’s not working.  So, unfortunately, there’s nothing you can do about it right now but contact EA or wait until they correct it with a patch.  Odds are they’ll release a patch shortly once folks complain about it.

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Who’s ready for more Van Houten fun?  Act 2 of the Van Houtens has arrived!

Remember, this Act will still be playable until the event ends on September 16th.  However, Act 3 will start on August 30th (note the Sunday start date). 

Things kick off for Act 2 with some dialogue between the kids of Springfield Elementary, Milhouse and Annika…

Nelson: Whoa. Is that…Van Houten? With a girl?
Sherri and Terri: She’s pretty. And so mature looking.
Janey: Wait, which one of you said which part of that?
Sherri and Terri: I said she’s pretty. And I said she’s mature looking.
Milhouse: It looks like my plan is working. Everyone is smitten with envy at the sight of such a power couple.
Annika: Fine. Just don’t touch me.
Milhouse: Yes, milady!
Annika: That includes with your eyes.

This triggers the Act 2  questline, Sidekicked Aside, and is followed by 4hr  tasks for Milhouse and Annika, as well as a task to collect Act 2 Currency (115).  Sidekicked Aside is the questline that will take you through unlocking all of this Act’s prizes.

Let’s take a look at what else is in store during Act 2…

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