Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Yesterday, an app store update hit our games to remove the Dog Days Event (change the splash screen back to normal). And, today a brand-new mini-event started up in our towns! (as long as you’ve downloaded the update)
You’ll need Homer, Carl, Lenny, and 3 Springfielders free for 6s tasks to start things, and then you’ll need Homer, Bart, and Lisa for another series of 6s tasks. This will kick off the event for you…
This mini-event ends, in 2 weeks, on August 10th.
More details below the fold…
So the same basic concept for mini-events, in general, applies to this one. 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 Summertime Blues questline….
Homer: It finally happened. Our team is good enough to fly across the country for.
Lenny: What about last year when we won the championship?
Homer: That was a fluke. Now that we’re good again this season, it means we’re actually good.
Carl: Yeah, last year came out of nowhere. It was like when Leicester City won the Premier League in 2016.
Lenny: We don’t get your soccer references, Carl.
Intercom: We will begin the boarding process for Flight 196 to Boston shortly, starting with our Group One first-class passengers.
Lenny: Come on Carl, Group One — that’s us.
Carl: Yeah, let’s hit the fancy airport lounge before boarding starts!
Homer: What?! YOU guys are Group One?! FIRST CLASS?!
Lenny: Carl and I got upgraded.
Homer: But they only do that for newlyweds on their honeymoons and flight attendants on their off days!
Carl: Well, this time they did it ’cause we bought our tickets with points.
Homer: Points? That’s it? I’ve got tons of those on my driver’s license.
Lenny: No. Platinum Praetorian points.
Carl: *holding out thick metal credit card* We just got our credit cards in the mail — you get crazy benefits when you book flights.
Homer: But I want crazy benefits…
Lenny: Can’t without the points.
Make Travelers Bump Into a Sad, Lonely Homer- x3. 6s
Make Lenny Drink Free Platinum Duff- 6s
Make Carl Get a Neck Massage- 6s
Make Homer Squeeze Into His Economy Middle Seat- 6s
Homer: That was the worst trip ever! Stuck in stupid economy, while you guys got to experience all the travel perks known to man.
Carl: Look, Homer, I’ll just send you my referral code, and you can apply for your own platinum card. That way you’ll get a nice point bonus in time for your next trip.
Lenny: Carl just wants you to do that so he can get even more points for himself. Use my code instead!
Carl: No way! I brought up the referral code thing first!
Homer: I don’t care about which code — send me both! Because I’m going straight home and getting myself a fancy Praetorian card!
Lisa: Hi Dad, how was your trip?
Homer: No time! Must apply for credit card! *typing*
Computer: DENIED. STOP APPLYING. EVERY DENIAL IS FURTHER LOWERING YOUR CREDIT SCORE.
Homer: I guess I have to just keep applying… *typing*
Computer: JUST KIDDING — DENIED. ALSO, PLEASE STOP.
Homer: How come Lenny and Carl can get approved for fancy cards, and I can’t?! We have the same job, and we even go to the same bar!
Lisa: Well, it does make some sense. Lenny and Carl don’t have mortgages, they don’t have kids, and they probably don’t throw all their “past-due” bills in the garbage.
Homer: Stupid kids! Ruining my financial health!
Lisa: Dad, have you ever sat down and actually taken a look at your credit report?
Homer: No, I pay “Credit Nirvana” $29.99 a month to take a look for me.
Lisa: Well, after we see what’s on there, maybe we can fix things. *typing*
Make Homer Give Lisa His Credit Nirvana Password- 6s
Make Lisa Log Into Homer’s Credit Nirvana Account- 6s
Make Bart Laugh at Homer’s Password- 6s
Lisa: Voila! Here’s your credit report, Dad.
Lisa: Yeah, this is pretty unfixable.
Bart: Why do you have a Banana Republic credit card?
Homer: I don’t know. All I wanted to do was walk in and buy a pair of pants! It’s all I ever wanted…
Lisa: Wait, it says on the report that your spouse has a Platinum Praetorian Card and you’re listed as an “Authorized User”!
Homer: What?! Marge, do we have a Platinum Praetorian Card?!
Marge: Of course, it’s how we’re able to afford and book all of our “Simpsons Go To” vacations.
Lisa: Our what?
Marge: You know, all the trips we go on: Brazil, Australia, Costa Rica, England, Tokyo, Italy, France, Ireland…
Homer: Woo-hoo! That means we must have millions of travel points by now! Kids, where do you want to go to next? Because we’re all flying first-class and getting free neck massages at the airport lounge!
Lisa: Ooh! We should go on an ecological tour of the Galápagos!
Bart: Fiji! No — the Bahamas! No — whatever the island Fortnite is based on!
Marge: Homer, I am not going to waste all of our points on first class tickets to some random island. I book our trips using a very specific and cost-effective system of well-timed deals and promos.
Homer: Okay, then where does your *air quotes* “system” think we should go?
Marge: *typing* Hmm, my system is only giving me two choices that we can currently afford…
Homer: *praying* Please be somewhere awesome. Please be somewhere awesome…
Marge: Our choices are…a Crypto Cruise around a floating server farm in the North Sea…
Lisa: Sounds like a scam.
Marge: Or…a three day stay at Mt. Splashmore Water Park & Resort.
Bart and Lisa: Water park! Water park! Water park!
Homer: But Mt. Splashmore is right outside Springfield — which means we wouldn’t get to fly first-class or get free airport neck massages…
Bart and Lisa: Water park! Water park! Water park!
Homer: Fine, I’ll get my swimsuit…
After you’ve completed the tasks you’ll launch into the Splash and Burn mini-event…
The questline to follow for the free prizes is…The Devil and the Deep Blue Slide.
Prizes are as follows…
Always nice to see a prize track full of new prizes…and not returning items.
Characters who earn currency…
Paul Flart (New Premium)
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.
Wet ‘n’ Wacky World Sign- $100
Ancient Ornamental Pond- $2,500
There’s also a cash item available as well…
Shattered Dreams Mystery Box
Will reappear once you’ve completed this event with new items to “win”. I’ll have a post on the updates to the box up later in the event.
The box will start for you as soon as you complete this event, and it will run until August 10th…which means THIS will likely be the series of events where we don’t get a break in-between.
And that’s it my friends, the details on the Splash and Burn mini-event!
Thoughts on the new event? Premium character? Prizes? Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!