Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
As I suspected, Thanksgiving has arrived in Springfield! (rather sneaky, my splash screen changed and I don’t recall updating…)
You’ll need Homer and Marge free to kick things off, followed by 4hr currency earning task for Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Grampa, Milhouse, Martin, and Wiggum.
Yes, Black Friday is included with this.
I’ve got a thousand things going on at work this morning, so I’ll be back in a little while to break it all down for you. Until then, feel free to use this post to discuss the event...
Details below the fold…
(and yes, THOH Showoff will still be going up. I’ll have it up later today. Thought I had a few more hours before this one started..)
Here’s the quick rundown of Blargsgiving details:
First thing first…this event, and everything with it leaves games in two weeks…December 2nd.
So you’ll have to finish the prize track questline, purchase any premium items, and do any of the Black Friday options BEFORE December 2nd. Don’t let the timer run out on you!
Onto the mini-event itself…
So this mini-event is titled Blargsgiving. And the same basic concept applies. Follow a questline, do the tasks, and unlock the prizes associated with it.
The premise of the event starts when you log into Springfield, with the You Don’t Make Friends With (Fruit) Salad…
Marge: Homie, could you run to the store to pick up a few things for Thanksgiving dinner tonight?
Homer: But Marge, if I leave now, I won’t know who wins the big game!
Kent Brockman: And going into the fourth quarter, the Shelbyville Sharks lead the Springfield Atoms fifty-six to zero. I think it’s safe to say we know who will win the big game.
Marge: *sigh* I guess I’ll just go pick up the ingredients for the fruit salad myself.
Homer: Fruit salad? Never! The only fruit I’ll be eating this Thanksgiving will come in canned form. Delectable cranberry sauce. The one time of year dessert comes with the main course instead of after.
Marge: I didn’t buy any cranberry sauce this year. I told you, we’re having fruit salad.
Homer: WHAT?! No Thanksgiving dinner is gonna get served without cranberry sauce on my watch! I’m heading to the store!
Marge: I thought you said you couldn’t leave because you were watching the game?
Homer: That was before you threatened me with fruit salad. Also I don’t really care about the game. I just didn’t want to get off the couch.
This dialogue is followed by a 6s task for Homer and Marge, and they’ll you’ll roll right into the main questline….
The questline to follow for the free prizes is…Cranberry Calamity.
Prizes are as follows…
Always nice to see a prize track full of new prizes…and not returning items.
The turbo tappin’ post, which I’ll have up later, will show how you unlock each of these prizes. But the basic gist is…follow the questline, unlock the prizes. You guys should be pros at it by now! 🙂
The store is then full of new/returning items specifically for this event. Thanksgiving items some of you have been looking for…
I’m sure there’s likely other items I’m missing from this, but I’m on a time crunch. If you see something not listed, just do a search on this site and you’ll likely find the info for it.
Ok so that’s the basics of the mini-event itself. Now let’s talk about Black Friday.
Again, these items ALL leave the store on December 2nd.
After you’ve started the Cranberry Calamity questline, prize track, you’ll then trigger the Black Friday specials as well.
Guys, before your heads explode…THIS ISN’T A NEW CONCEPT! This is the sample Black Friday Playbook they ran in 2019. Can’t be mad at EA for trying to entice you to spend actual money in the game, since donuts basically grow on trees these days. As I’ve been saying for YEARS, expect more stuff like this. It’s a business, they have to make money. No money, no TSTO.
There’s a separate prize track available for those who PURCHASE donuts.
To unlock these prizes you MUST purchase donuts from the store. You cannot convert tokens to donuts. Donuts much be purchased from the game store…whether via cash or a gift card.
If you want these items….EA wants your cash. Donut farmers need not apply…unless they’re spending $$$
You’ll unlock prizes at…
IF you buy a larger package of donuts, you’ll unlock all of the prizes below that as well.
For example: if you buy a Store Full of donuts (900 donuts), you’ll fill the meter at the top of the prize track and unlock ALL of the prizes below that as well. (this applies only to this special Black Friday prize track.)
So that’s just 1 aspect of Black Friday. The cash aspect.
The second aspect of Black Friday is the return of Mystery Boxes, including the elusive Gold Mystery Box.
The Gold Box is full of special items (all returning) and can only be opened via tokens. Similar to the tokens you earn as prizes on BOTH prize tracks.
How else can you earn tokens? I’ll cover that in a minute. First, let’s talk about the boxes available for just donuts…you know the old fashioned way.
Long-time players will note, that these boxes have been around a few years for Black Friday. I need to go through them all carefully, but it’s possible a few items have been added to boxes over last year though.
Not sure if I’ll have the time to do a breakdown of each box this year, but I’ll do my best. It’s possible they’re basically the same as they’ve been in previous years. (as they usually are)
The Gold Mystery Box, which will get its own post separate from the other boxes, is available for purchase via token only…
Tokens are available via the Black Friday Prize track and you’ll be awarded one for free at the are of the event. OR you can unlock additional tokens when you purchase donuts. Each donut option available for purchase with cash is bundled with tokens…
And remember, when you buy donuts you also unlock the prizes (including additional tokens) on the Black Friday Prize track.
What happens if you don’t want anything in the Gold Mystery Box? Or you already own all the items? What are the tokens worth then? Well you can convert your tokens to donuts…via the store.
1 token = 12 dounts. So if you buy the Boatload of donuts that’s an additional 600 donuts from the 50 tokens PLUS 444 donuts from the Black Friday Prize track (37 tokens converted).
So basically, if you don’t want any items from the Gold Box…buying a Boatload of Donuts will give you 2,400 donuts PLUS an additional 1,044 donuts from converting tokens to donuts. (3,444 total). Not to shabby…likely the option I’ll do at some point…
And that’s it guys! A very short mini-event…with a lot of freakin info to cover! Look for posts for Turbo Tappin’ and Mystery Boxes up soon.
Of course, we still have to wrap up THOH XXXI. So look for Showoff later tonight, sounds of to go up soon, and a musing post up eventually. I guarantee the first two, the musings post will come once I have the time to sit down and get it done.
So…lots of content incoming. I ask that you be patient with me as I’m essentially a 1-woman show right now, trying to knock it all out while working a full time (very busy) job and taking care of the Tiny Addicts, while my hubby works crazy hours at his job. Trying to juggle it all and keep my sanity. Some days it goes well, other days it does not…
Oh and a heads up…Thanksgiving in the US is next Thursday. I’m taking a much-needed break that day. So posts may be a little funky, and it’s possible you may not see the free prize breakdown posts until right before this event ends. We’ll see how it goes.
Thoughts on the Thanksgiving event? Black Friday deals? Donut purchases? Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!