Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
In our games, the snow is falling and TSTO is calling yoo hoo! It’s the most wonderful time of the year Tappers, Christmas in TSTO! I just love the look of a fresh blanket of snow covering my pocket-sized town…at least for now. I’ll get sick of it by the time January rolls around…in TSTO and in real life (have I mentioned lately I wanna move to Florida?) Anyway, yes the annual Christmas/holiday event has arrived in Springfield, so what does EA have in store for us? Well, we’ve got a real mystery on our hands! A holiday whodunnit if you will! Poor Santa…
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 January 12th. However, Act 3 will start on December 26th (Note the Sunday start date).
Things kick off for Act 2 with some dialogue between Marge, Wiggum, Lisa, and Herb…
Marge: Now what do we do? We have no evidence, and no suspects.
Wiggum: I have one. *furrows brow* Mr. Snake Jailbird.
Lisa: You’re just profiling him for all his crimes in the past…
Wiggum: What about…Hank Scorpio?
Lisa: I don’t know, he’s on the run in Belize. Plus, he’s a crypto billionaire now — why would he do this?
Wiggum: Fat Tony?
Lisa: Fat Tony loves all things Christmas. He hands out turkeys from his trucks. It’s his favorite holiday.
Herb Tannenbaum: Well, while we think of other people to point fingers at, I could go for a bite to eat.
Lisa: I know of a few good vegetarian places.
Herb Tannenbaum: How about Krusty Burger? I’m in the mood for a nice beefy burger.
Lisa: You…eat meat?
Herb Tannenbaum: Living off chlorophyll sucks — it doesn’t even scratch the surface of the food pyramid. I mean, what category would you put “sun” in anyway?
Lisa: You’re a weird tree, Herb.
Herb Tannenbaum: So, burgers?
Lisa: Sure, they have a good meatless burger now!
Marge: Let’s do it!
This triggers the Act 2 questline, No Business Like Snow Business and is followed by 4hr tasks for Lisa, Marge, and Herb, as well as a task to collect Act 2 Currency (150), and Christmas Trivia. No Business Like Snow Business 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…
Here’s the Act 2 Synopsis from EA:
Wiggum suggests, without evidence, that the culprit is probably Snake, just cuz he does most of the other crimes. Lisa doesn’t buy it so Wiggum just starts guessing other names. Without any solid leads, Marge, Lisa, and Herb decide to stop for lunch at Krusty Burger and review the case. While at Krusty Burger they run into Mary Tannenbaum, a big city movie producer from The Heartmark Channel who is trying to make a pivot into true crime shows and is in town looking into the Santa case. Marge and Lisa agree to let her tag along when she offers to make them huge stars. Herb wants to be in the show too, seeing as how he was attacked alongside Santa, but he doesn’t get much traction from Mary who reveals that focus group audiences don’t respond well to sentient arboreal beings. Mary begins tagging along, filming footage of the investigation as Marge and Lisa question people, and they all head up to Mt. Useful to start questioning people competing in the sleigh race as they have an obvious motive, to take Santa’s job. Homer is happy that his family has come to cheer him on, but is shocked when Lisa begins to question him on his whereabouts on the night of Santa’s attack.
Finally Wiggum shows up on Mt. Useful to enter the sleigh race himself, angering Lisa who believes he has more important things to do, like investigate the attack on Santa. But Wiggum says he already solved that whole Santa thing. It was Snake, which he knows because Snake had a part-time job at Santa’s Village, where Santa was attacked, and even worked on that very night. DUN – Dun – duuuuuuunnnnnnn….
They go to question Snake who says that he left work at Santa’s Village before the attack even happened, and he has a weirdly specific list of details for his alibi, including the exact time he went to Moe’s for an after-work beer.
As I stated above, you’ll go right into the No Business Like Snow Business questline, which is what the Act 2 story will follow. This questline is how you’ll unlock the Act 2 prizes.
The currency we’re working on collecting for Act 2…
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 2:
Questline, which I’ll post later, will show how each is unlocked.
Characters who can complete tasks for Act 2:
Park Ranger (New Premium)
Mary Tannebaum (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.
Remember: If you want to know what’s coming in future Acts (Acts 3 and 4) you can check out our Spoiler YouTube Video on the event here. Loads of images and details.
Act 1 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 January 12th 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 )
Yup, Trivia is still around for Act 2! We’ll have a full post on the answers for Act 2 (if you’re stuck) up shortly!
And that’s it my friends. The details of Act 2 of the Holiday Whodunnit 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!