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…
Remember, this Act will still be playable until the event ends on July 14th. However, Act 4 will start on July 6th (note the Tuesday start date).
Things kick off for Act 3 with some dialogue between Prince Gautama, Siddmartha, Apu, Quimby, and Lovejoy…
Prince Gautama: Why did I get a free ride to a school I didn’t even know existed?
Apu: Reverend Lovejoy, Mayor Quimby, and I have banded together to wreck your sister’s plans here in Springfield. We were hoping you would join us. …now that I say it like that, does it sound to anyone else like we’re the bad guys?
Quimby: Relax. Once the Squishee money starts rolling in again, you won’t care how many children you’ve destroyed. Take it from one who knows.
Apu: Oh, I might have made a mistake.
Prince Gautama: You had me at “bad guys”. What’s the plan?
Quimby: Siddmartha is encouraging the people of Springfield to educate themselves, and we can’t have that.
Lovejoy: Yes, so if you can just absolutely ruin Kathmandu U.
Prince Gautama: I’ll do my best.
Apu: Actually, if you could do your worst. Oh, I sound like a bad guy again.
Siddmartha: So…we meet again, brother.
Prince Gautama: Indeed. I look forward to destroying everything you’ve built in this town.
Siddmartha: You’ll find it’s far more difficult than kicking over building blocks like the last time you pitted your will against mine. Even with those blocks being solid gold and really, really heavy.
Prince Gautama: Then I’ll just have to use something a little larger than my foot.
Siddmartha: Good luck. Once on the path of enlightenment, most never stray.
Prince Gautama: I don’t need luck. I’ve got the elephant of surprise.
Siddmartha: I believe you meant “element”. Plus, there’s no surprise since I’m standing right here. Although that hasn’t worked so far.
This triggers the Act 3 questline, Oh Brother, Why Art Thou?, and is followed by a 4hr task for Siddmartha and Apu, as well as a task to collect Act 3 Currency (100). Oh Brother, Why Art Thou? 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 3…
Here’s the Act 3 Synopsis from EA:
Siddmartha’s brother Prince Gautama is brought to Springfield by the coalition of Apu, Quimby, and Lovejoy. He is encouraged to undo all his sister’s teachings, starting with Kathmandu U, her pet project. Happy to be working against his annoying sister, Prince Gautama immediately gets to work turning Kathmandu U into a top tier party school. That, however, is not enough to sate his desire to ruin his sister for always stealing the attention. He realizes that Springfielders have a weakness for donuts and gets Siddmartha to proclaim that donuts are too self-indulgent to be part of the Buddhist philosophy. When the town balks, Prince Gautama is ready and waiting with his own competing philosophy, Buddhism With Donuts. All of the Zen and none of the no-donuts. Homer quickly becomes the patron saint of Buddhism With Donuts, despite Buddhism not having saints. Siddmartha is distraught and once again turns to Advisor Frink for advice. His counsel is to tattle on Prince Gautama to their mother.
As I stated above, you’ll go right into the Oh Brother, Why Art Thou? questline, which is what the Act 3 story will follow. This questline is how you’ll unlock the Act 3 prizes.
The currency we’re working on collecting for Act 3…
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 3:
Party Elephant (Decoration)- Oh Brother, Why Art Thou? Pt. 1 and 100
Wet Sari Contest (Decoration)- Oh Brother, Why Art Thou? Pt. 2 and 125
Marquess Milhouse (Character)- Oh Brother, Why Art Thou? Pt. 3 and 150
Siddmartha’s Ponies (Decoration)- Oh Brother, Why Art Thou? Pt. 4 and 100
Springfield Ele-Zen-Tary (Building) + MB Token- Oh Brother, Why Art Thou? Pt. 5 and 150
Questline, which I’ll post later, will show how each is unlocked.
Characters who can complete tasks for Act 3:
Advisor Frink (New Premium)
King Gautama (New Premium)
Prince Gautama (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.
Act 1/Act 2 Prizes
These are STILL unlockable if you haven’t completed that prize track. You have until the event ends to unlock ALL the prizes. So keep going with the earlier Acts if you haven’t yet finished it. You have until July 14th to finish those…
Here’s what’s included today…
All other returning content, that arrived during Act 1 remains until the event ends. (including the Mystery Box )
And that’s it my friends. The details of Act 3 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!