Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Are you ready to reach true enlightenment? Feel an inner peace you may have been missing in your life? Inner peace might be nice after the Robots tried to destroy Springfield… Get ready as Siddmartha comes to Springfield to bring us all a little calmness in the latest event to hit our pocket-sized towns…Springfield Enlightened! As always, 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 a series of 6s tasks for Lisa and Bart.
After you’ve completed the initial task you’ll kick off the Springfield Enlightened 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…
Second, if you’re looking for details on what’s to come (beyond this first Act), so you can prep donuts, etc..check out the Spoilers post here.
Third, ALL of the details, as we post them, for this event will be linked on the Springfield Enlightened Event Page here.
Now on with the details for Act 1!
Here’s EA’s event synopsis:
Siddmartha brings the message of Buddhism to Springfield. It doesn’t go quite as planned, but eventually Springfielders really take to the slower pace of true enlightenment, and also the comeuppance of karma. Unfortunately, everyone takes the slower pace a little too literally… nobody is doing anything, nobody is buying anything, society grinds to a halt.
As the most affected by the changes, Lovejoy, Quimby, and Apu band together to stop the nonsense. They make an unlikely alliance with Siddmartha’s brother, Prince Gautama, who is more than happy to bring his sister down a peg. The Prince corners his sister, who is now quite the guru in town, making her take a public stance on donuts. When she declares them to be self-indulgent and against the ways of the Buddha, it angers the donut-eaters of Springfield. The Prince takes the opportunity to launch his own offshoot philosophy, “Buddhism With Donuts”. With things going south for Siddmartha, the Dalai Lama arrives to provide some much needed insight. Together can they salvage the fight for Buddhism in Springfield?
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 June 9th (WEDNESDAY)
Act 2 Starts June 18th (FRIDAY)
Act 3 Starts June 27th (SUNDAY)
Act 4 Starts July 6th (TUESDAY)
Event Ends July 14th, 2021 (WEDNESDAY)
As I stated above, the initial quests are 6s. Once completed you’ll start the Girl, Enlightened 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 15 and you MUST have Marge unlocked. It won’t trigger without those two.
Lisa: …and at that moment, Siddmartha achieved enlightenment.
Lenny: Wow, Lisa. That was really beautiful.
Lisa: Um, what are you doing in Sunday school?
Carl: Learning about…Sunday.
Lisa: But I thought you two were Buddhist.
Lenny: We thought you were, too.
Lisa: Wait. You’re just here for the free donuts, aren’t you?
Carl: Not JUST the donuts. We like the coffee too.
Lenny: You know who I’d like to have coffee and donuts with? Siddmartha.
Carl: I’d go with Richard Gere.
Bart: Wish granted.
Carl: *gasp* You can summon Richard Gere?!
Bart: Pfft. No. There’s not enough coffee in Brazil for that. I meant Siddmartha.
Make Bart Manifest Siddmartha- 6s
Make Lisa Question Reality– 6s
Lisa: Bart, how did you do that?
Bart: I dunno. How does anything happen around here? EA or Sky Finger.
Lisa: Why does she look exactly like me? It’s creepy.
Siddmartha: Excuse me, I believe it is YOU who looks like ME. And it IS creepy.
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 the next act starts)
Now let’s talk about what’s included…
Here’s the Act 1 Synopsis from EA:
Siddmartha comes to Springfield, bringing the teachings of Buddhism along with her. Unfortunately, the townsfolk don’t seem all that interested. That is, until they hear about karma. They quickly see karma as a way to revel in the misfortunes of their enemies and ignore Siddmartha’s arguments to the contrary. Siddmartha seeks the council of Advisor Frink for a way to put Springfield on the right path. He advises her to focus on her Zen.
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:
Siddmartha (Character)- Girl, Enlightened Pt. 1 and 150
Golden Buddha (Decoration)- Girl, Enlightened Pt. 2 and 125
Foo Temple Dog (Decoration)- Girl, Enlightened Pt. 3 and 100
Homer Meditating (Animated Job)- Girl, Enlightened Pt. 4 and 125
Kathmandu U (Building) + Mystery Box Token- Girl, Enlightened Pt. 5 and 200
Questline, which I’ll post later, will show how each is unlocked.
Characters who can complete tasks for Act 1:
Advisor Frink (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:
Springfield Hunting Supplies
African Tree Resort
Piggly’s Super Smorg
Deuces Caboose Chili Dogs
Der Krazy Kraut
The Hungry Hun
Meat Propaganda Billboard
Turkey Stuffing Machine
The League Of Extra Horny Gentlemen
Curvaceous Cave + Booberella Bundle
Curvaceous Cave + Cavegirl Booberella Bundle
Beer N Brawl
The Boiled Potato
The First Class Lounge
Moe’s Brewing Co.
The Nag And Weasel
One Night Stan’s
The Spotted Cat
Duff Party Liner
Little Black Box
Caesars Pow Wow Casino
Casino Concierge Kiosk
Bart’s Casino And Casino Bart
La Belle Frottage
Cletus’s Dice Den
Homer’s House Of Cards
Nero’s Palace Casino
Players Club Tower
Players Club Tower Upgrade Bundle
Mystery Box Tokens can be unlocked via the prize track or purchased via donuts.
Tokens are 60 Donuts each or you can get 5 tokens for 240 donuts.
All returning premium content will be available from today until the event ends on July 14th. 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.
Here’s the returning premium content…
Three-Eyed Sushi– 20
Golden Calf Idol*- 30
Shiva Statue*- 40
Bob’s Big Buddha– 65
Dragon Bundle*- 70
Chinese Junk*- 75
Mount Fuji– 80
Shinto Shrine– 100
Kwik-E-Mart Central Office*– 120
*Denotes available in Yearbook Mystery Box
Item limits last increased during the 2020 Halloween Event, they have not been increased for this event.
And that’s it my friends. The details of Act 1 of the Springfield Enlightened 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!