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Dear EA: In 2019 I Would Really Like TSTO to Have…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s no secret we’re in a little bit of a lull in TSTO right now. The Christmas Event has ended and nothing new hit our games to replace it.  The break many of you have been asking for has arrived!  Enjoy it, because it’s likely ending pretty soon.

Contrary to what some of you may think, no this isn’t the end of TSTO.  It’s just a little lull.  They happen sometimes.  Just because the game has a little break doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world as our favorite yellow family knows it.  Sometimes a break is just a break.  And for those of you who like breaks and want more of them, this freak out is why EA doesn’t do breaks often. 

So, while we’re waiting for something new to hit our pocket-sized towns (my guess is we’ll see something Wednesday) I thought now would be a great time to talk about what we’d like to see in TSTO during 2019.  A little Dear EA letter…

So in the comments below share what features, characters, events, buildings, decorations, etc. you’d like to see hit our pocket-sized towns during 2019 events.  What are you missing?  What would you love to have?

Here’s mine:

Dear EA,
In 2019 I Would Really Like (actually I would REALLY LOVE) TSTO to have a feature in Town Hall that makes finding characters easier.  Whether it’s a search box, where you can type in the characters name to find them, or just the ability to search by letter, like hit the S and all of the characters that start with S appear.  This would make finding characters much easier than it currently is.  With so many characters in Springfield,it can take some time to find that one character you’re looking for in the Town Hall List.  A better search feature would be awesome! 
Thanks,
Alissa 

So now it’s your turn, share your “Dear EA” letter in the comments below!  I can’t wait to see your ideas for 2019!

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Christmas 2018: Week 4 Christmas Doesn’t Suck

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Grab your Santa hats and break out the tinsel because it’s Christmas time in Springfield! Yes the annual TSTO Christmas event has arrived in our pocket-sized towns, covering our usual perfect weather towns with a fresh blanket of bright, white, snow!

While the Christmas event, and snow, are annual the structure of this event is anything but!  This is the first major event in Springfield that’s structured like a mini-event.  Christmas consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the Simpsons Christmas Special!

Act 4 tells the tale of a baby and her mother who visit the North Pole, only to find they must help Santa and save Christmas!   Maggie, through Homer, is the narrator for this Christmas tale, so let’ take a look at this Polar Express story…

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Christmas 2018: Week 4 Questlines, Premium Characters Lee Carvallo and Jim Hope

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Grab your Santa hats and break out the tinsel because it’s Christmas time in Springfield! Yes the annual TSTO Christmas event has arrived in our pocket-sized towns, covering our usual perfect weather towns with a fresh blanket of bright, white, snow!

While the Christmas event, and snow, are annual the structure of this event is anything but!  This is the first major event in Springfield that’s structured like a mini-event.  Christmas consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the Simpsons Christmas Special!

With Act 4 (week 4) arrives two new premium characters, Lee Carvallo and Jim Hope.  Each of these premium characters comes equipt with their own individual questlines, so let’s take a look at the full dialogue questline of each…

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Christmas 2018: Turbo Tappin’ Week 4, Christmas Doesn’t Suck

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Grab your Santa hats and break out the tinsel because it’s Christmas time in Springfield! Yes the annual TSTO Christmas event has arrived in our pocket-sized towns, covering our usual perfect weather towns with a fresh blanket of bright, white, snow!

While the Christmas event, and snow, are annual the structure of this event is anything but!  This is the first major event in Springfield that’s structured like a mini-event.  Christmas consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the Simpsons Christmas Special!

For Act 4 (the final Act) we’re tasked with following Maggie’s Christmas story (as told by Homer)…all about a baby and her mom who travel to the North Pole to meet Santa.  Each part of the story will unlock another prize themed for Maggie’s story.  So let’s take a look at the details behind Week 4 and the Turbo Tappin’ Version for Maggie’s Christmas Story…

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Christmas 2018: A Simpsons Christmas Special Act 4 is Live!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Happy day after Christmas!  I hope you all had a great Christmas and Santa was good to you 🙂

So, it’s officially 10am here on the East Coast which means it’s officially time to start the final week…Act 4 (week 4) of A Simpsons Christmas Special!

Now if you remember, week 3 ended with Marge daring someone else to step up and tell a story…

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Marge: Well, what did you all think of my story?
Bart: *wakes up with a start* Is it over? Thank the Lord.
Homer: *also waking* Bart! Show some respect for your mother’s riveting tale! Great story, Marge. Very suspenseful.
Maggie: *also waking* *sucking noises*
Marge: Did anyone NOT sleep through it? Lisa?
Lisa: *snoring*
Marge: All right, fine. Who thinks they can do better? Huh? Huh?

(Please don’t ask me about this dialogue.  This dialogue is what appears when you FINISH the week 3 questline.  It does not appear when week 4 starts.  So if you finished week 3 you already saw this, if you didn’t finish week 3 you didn’t see it yet and if you just finished week 3 seconds before week 4 hit you’ll see it…)

And now, here’s the kick off dialogue you’ll see this morning (and a look at what’s in store for Act 4)

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Christmas 2018: Week 3 Paramours of Christmas Past

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Grab your Santa hats and break out the tinsel because it’s Christmas time in Springfield! Yes the annual TSTO Christmas event has arrived in our pocket-sized towns, covering our usual perfect weather towns with a fresh blanket of bright, white, snow!

While the Christmas event, and snow, are annual the structure of this event is anything but!  This is the first major event in Springfield that’s structured like a mini-event.  Christmas consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the Simpsons Christmas Special!

Act 3 tells the tale of a Young Woman who returns home to her family’s Christmas Tree Farm to be reunited with her long lost love!  Marge is the narrator for this Christmas tale, so let’ take a look at how she’s ripping off the Hallmark Channel…

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Christmas 2018: Week 3 Questlines, Premium Characters Young Abe and Artie

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Grab your Santa hats and break out the tinsel because it’s Christmas time in Springfield! Yes the annual TSTO Christmas event has arrived in our pocket-sized towns, covering our usual perfect weather towns with a fresh blanket of bright, white, snow!

While the Christmas event, and snow, are annual the structure of this event is anything but!  This is the first major event in Springfield that’s structured like a mini-event.  Christmas consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the Simpsons Christmas Special!

With Act 3 (week 3) arrives two new premium characters, Young Abe and Young Artie Ziff.  Each of these premium characters comes equipt with their own individual questlines, so let’s take a look at the full dialogue questline of each…

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Christmas 2018: Turbo Tappin’ Week 3, Paramours of Christmas Past

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Grab your Santa hats and break out the tinsel because it’s Christmas time in Springfield! Yes the annual TSTO Christmas event has arrived in our pocket-sized towns, covering our usual perfect weather towns with a fresh blanket of bright, white, snow!

While the Christmas event, and snow, are annual the structure of this event is anything but!  This is the first major event in Springfield that’s structured like a mini-event.  Christmas consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the Simpsons Christmas Special!

For Act 3 we’re tasked with following Marge’s Hallmark Christmas story…all about a young woman who travels home for Christmas to be reunited with a love from her past.  Each part of the story will unlock another prize themed for Marge’s story.  So let’s take a look at the details behind Week 3 and the Turbo Tappin’ Version for Marge’s Christmas Story…

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Christmas 2018: A Simpsons Christmas Special Act 3 is Live!

IMPORTANT READ THIS BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING: Ok before I get into week 3, for the love of God READ THIS!  Guys, I’m seriously about to lose my ever-lovin’ mind! 
IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE WITH THE PAGEANT STAGE GO HERE
-IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR THE GREYHOUND SLEIGH FOR SANTA’S LITTLE HELPER’S TASK, IT’S CURRENTLY NOT IN THE GAME!  Relax, nothing is broken.  It’ll unlock before the event is over.  
So please, stop asking.  

Thank you!


Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s officially 10am here on the East Coast which means it’s officially time to start Act 3 (week 3) of A Simpsons Christmas Special!

Now if you remember, week 2 ended with Marge declaring it was her turn to tell a story…because everyone loves a good romance!

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Homer: *slow clap* Wow! What a story! I never could have predicted Officer Savage was a bad guy.
Lisa: That’s my point. There was nothing prior to the big reveal to indicate, however subtly, that–
Bart: Face it, Lisa. The public loved my story. And the ignorant masses are never wrong about these things.
Marge: I don’t know, that story was a little violent for me. There were so many car chases and explosions!
Homer: The bedrock of any great story is car chases and explosions. Aristotle said that.
Marge: What about a good romance? Everyone loves love.
Homer: The trick is to find the right amount of nudity. Brief enough that it doesn’t damage the children, but long enough that I give a damn.

(Please don’t ask me about this dialogue.  This dialogue is what appears when you FINISH the week 2 questline.  It does not appear when week 3 starts.  So if you finished week 2 you already saw this, if you didn’t finish week 2 you didn’t see it yet and if you just finished week 2 seconds before week 3 hit you’ll see it…)

And now, here’s the kick off dialogue you’ll see this morning (and a look at what’s in store for Act 3)

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Christmas 2018: Week 2 Questline A Savage Thaw

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Grab your Santa hats and break out the tinsel because it’s Christmas time in Springfield! Yes the annual TSTO Christmas event has arrived in our pocket-sized towns, covering our usual perfect weather towns with a fresh blanket of bright, white, snow!

While the Christmas event, and snow, are annual the structure of this event is anything but!  This is the first major event in Springfield that’s structured like a mini-event.  Christmas consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the Simpsons Christmas Special!

Act 2 tells the tale of a Rogue Cop who plays fast and loose with the rules while he solves a bank robbery mystery!  Bart is the narrator for this Christmas tale, so let’ take a look at how he’s ripping off Die Hard…

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