Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Should I Spend Donuts on the Park Engineer?

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It’s event time in Springfield!  With the launch of Itchy and Scratchy Land, summer can officially begin for the residents of our pocket-sized towns!  Of course, an all-new event means a new opportunity for EA to add new premium items to our stores!

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us to grab everything in sight because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the Park Engineer to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this theme park crazy man to your town…

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Itchy and Scratchy Land 101: Act 2 Crafting

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Ah the Crafting post….where I give you the how-to and break down each and every item available to craft, so you don’t miss a thing!

Love it or hate it, EA has proven over the last couple of years that crafting is here to stay.  While the prizes themselves are pretty self-explanatory, collect this to earn these prizes, crafting is a whole other “animal”.  Crafting requires some self-direction.  You decide what you want and collect the items to craft accordingly.  Sometimes this is successful and sometimes it’s not. And, as with all things, for some events crafting is easier than others.

Act 2 brought several new items to our towns for crafting, so let’s take a look…


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Pride Mystery Box

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It’s time to celebrate Pride in Springfield!  Nothing like an event, inside of an event to keep things interesting.  This year for Pride EA decided to drop another Mystery Box!  This time around it’s full of items from Pride Events (and some not) of the past…

This is a premium box full of your chance to get those Pride premium character/building/decorations.  By now we should all be familiar with how Mystery Boxes work, so let’s jump to the breakdown of what’s inside…

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Gil’s Latest Gimmick: Details and Should You Buy J. Edgar Hoover

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Looks like Gil’s back in Springfield.  He returned to Springfield this morning, naturally with another ‘deal” for us.  What’s the latest gimmick he’s peddling? Well this time around he’s bringing in a blast from US History past…J. Edgar Hoover!

So let’s break down the details of this latest offer and determine if you should spend your donuts on this former FBI Boss….

 

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Should I Spend Donuts on June Bellamy and the UPA Talent Agency?

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It’s event time in Springfield!  With the launch of Itchy and Scratchy Land, summer can officially begin for the residents of our pocket-sized towns!  Of course, an all-new event means a new opportunity for EA to add new premium items to our stores!

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us to grab everything in sight because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add June Bellamy and the UPA Talent Agency to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this voice acting combo to your town…

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Should You Buy Maw Spuckler?

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So something EA’s been slowly rolling out over the last year or so is this new bonus for actually spending cash on donuts. (instead of just farming them)  Where they attach a premium, limited-time, character to one of the donut bundles in addition to bonus donuts.

This time around we’re being offered Maw Spucker,  a FULL character, for a truckload of 300 Donuts ($19.99 in the US).  While it’s hard for me to sit here and tell you if you should or shouldn’t spend actual cash on the game (spoiler, I think you should always spend at least a small amount…even if it’s $.99/year on the game if it brings you joy and you want to see it continue) I thought I’d do a quick breakdown of Maw, her tasks and other details you may be curious about.

So let’s consider this an abbreviated Should I Buy….


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Should I Spend Donuts on Squeaky Voice Attendant and Soarin’ Over Springfield?

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It’s event time in Springfield!  With the launch of Itchy and Scratchy Land, summer can officially begin for the residents of our pocket-sized towns!  Of course, an all-new event means a new opportunity for EA to add new premium items to our stores!

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us to grab everything in sight because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add Squeaky Voice Attendant and Soarin’ Over Springfield to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this theme park combo to your town…

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Itchy and Scratchy Land 101: Act 2 Amusement Bonus

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Arrangement Bonuses are back again and it doesn’t appear that they’re going anywhere.  This is now the third event in a row where Arrangement bonuses have been featured.  This time around it’s called an Amusement Bonus, same concept different name.

So let’s take a look at how this bonus works for Act 2, how you max it out and what it’ll get you…


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Turbo Tappin’ Itchy and Scratchy Land: Act 2

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It’s nearly summertime (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) and who doesn’t think of theme park visits when thinking about summer?  With the latest Itchy and Scratchy Land update you can build your own theme park in TSTO AND eliminate Krustyland once and for all! Just make sure you have your flashbulb cameras ready to destroy the evil robots…

As was mentioned on the rundown post Act 2 of Itchy and Scratchy Land runs until June 27th, and Itchy will kick things off.

Don’t forget the Questline will help you get some bonus prize currency…so make sure you complete it to earn that extra currency…also the questline is there to guide you.  Make sure you complete the main questline in order to unlock things like neighbor actions, crafting and more.

Now let’s work our way through the stabby, stabby splashy, splashy of the Act 2 questline….


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Itchy and Scratchy Land Act 2 is Live!

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Well, it’s that time in Springfield…time for Act 2 to hit our games. It’s 10am here on the east coast and that means it’s time for Itchy and Scratchy Act 2…so have at it my friends!

And YES, the server is currently down. When will EA learn to just go back to the 4am (ET) start times….

Remember…this is an automatic change in your game.  Nothing to download, it should just start up in your game..

Itchy kicks things off in Springfield, and you’ll have tasks for Itchy, Diane (if you unlocked her) and Springfielders..

Act 2 Runs until June 27th (when Act 3 will start)

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