Category Archives: Updates

Marge At the Bat Full Dialogue Walkthrough

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We’re talkin’ softball…
From Maine to San Diego.
Talkin’ softball…
Mattingly and Canseco.
Ken Griffey’s grotesquely swollen jaw.
Steve Sax and his run-in with the law.
We’re talkin’ Homer… Ozzie and the Straw.

Baseball!  Is there anything more glorious than the game of baseball?  (Don’t answer that if you’re going to say no…)

The Marge at the Bat update combines two fun baseball episodes of The Simpsons…”Homer at the Bat” and “Money Bart”.  I feel like it’s no coincidence that those are two episodes we’ve been talking about around here lately.  (For those who’ve missed it, Safi’s been talking a lot about Baseball on his Monday Morning Math Posts)

But, leave it to EA though to mess up an update about Baseball, with zero new content.  Kind of like MLB is messing up the game itself these days with all these stupid new “rules”…but I digress. (hey look, I can be Cranky too 😂)

Anywho, the one thing Marge at the Bat has, that EA didn’t mess up, is a fun questline.  The questline is pretty amusing for those that follow baseball, so let’s get to it…

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Marge At the Bat is Live In-Game

Update: It appears we have our first bug of the new content.  Part 1 of the questline is supposed to give you Aristotle (full character) if you don’t already have him, however, it’s not.  And you need Aristotle to complete part 1 of the questline (can’t send Burns without him as it’s a joint task). So quite a few players are stuck right away on part 1.
No workaround at the moment, have to wait for it to be patched.  You can try to contact EA and see if Customer Support can add him to your inventory, otherwise, we just have to be patient.

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So it’s 10am here on the East Coast of the US and that means Marge at the Bat is now live in our games.

As I mentioned a few times, it appears there is no new content with this one.  It’s an 8 part questline (that will take approx 32hrs to complete) and a bunch of returning content (some for Free, some for donuts).

You’ll have two weeks to complete the questline and purchase items you’re eyeing, as this content is slated to leave our games on April 24th.

Here’s a look at what’s inside…

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Details Before Marge at the Bat Update Goes Live

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Please note, at the time of this post going live the content is NOT live in the game.  It will not go live until 10a ET (1400 UTC) on April 10th)

So as I wrote about yesterday, an update hit the files titled “Marge at the Bat”.  Upon first glance, this looked like a pretty standard mini-event.  Two weeks of content, and not much else.  However, as I’ve dug deeper into this I’m not quite sure what to make of it….

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Update ON THE SERVER!

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Red alert!  RED ALERT!  This is not a drill.  I repeat this is not a drill.  We have an update on our hands!  All praise TSTO not being dead! 🙌🙌

At first glance, I can tell you this appears to be (another) 2-week mini-event (which means this is an in-game update, so nothing to update in the app store.  It should download automatically for you).  It’s slated to start TOMORROW, April 10th, at 10am ET (1400 UTC).  Again, it’s supposed to start tomorrow.  So it’ll download today but nothing will trigger until tomorrow morning.

At second glance I can tell you…holy mother-forking shirtballs this update is called…MARGE AT THE BAT!

For those who have read this site for awhile, watched Addicts Live, or just know me at all, you know Homer at the Bat is my FAVORITE episode.  I’m excited to see what’s in store here….

Update: Ok guys a heads up…I’m not 100% sure of this or not..but the Yearbook box MAY be leaving the store.  So be prepared if it does.

Also, at first glance, this looks like nothing. I’m hoping EA only released a small portion of the files today.  Because right now this is nothing.  No new characters, decorations, buildings, or costumes.  Just a bunch of stuff coming back.  So color me confused….

Update #2: What I see right now is an 8 part questline, ZERO new content.  Loads of returning content.  And the chance for players to get characters and skins for free if they missed them during Tap Ball or Springfield Jobs (Aristotle only). Other than that I’m not seeing much guys…so I’m very perplexed at the move here.

 

 

In-Game Update: New Patch Released (Issues Fixed)

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Normally I don’t really write about patches that hit our game, since typically it’s minor changes few will notice, however, a patch hit our games a short while ago that many of you will notice.

With this patch (in-game update, so it will download automatically.  Nothing you need to do in the app store) a lot of the crap that was broken with the Yearbook Mystery Box was corrected.

-Items that were unique (like the Pride of Ulster Banner) are now removed from the box.
-Little Helper Ralph’s quests can now be done at the Brown House, preventing that jam of questlines if you didn’t have the Toy Workshop.
-If you won Blackbeard but didn’t have the Airship you’ll now be given the Airship for free (check your inventory for it).  This corrects that questline jam as well.
-And I believe the issue with the RayGun and flying UFO has now be corrected as well.

Additionally, the Yearbook Mystery Box is still in the game.  You can access it via the Premium Menu (Homer Buddha Icon) in your store. (unless, of course, you’ve cleared it out.  If it’s empty then you can no longer access it)

And that’s it, from what I can see.  At the moment no new content in the game and no spoiler info from EA.  We’ll see what happens as the day progresses.  I can tell you typically, if new content is hitting the server we’ll see it around 5:30-6:30pm ET.  I’ll be checking to see what, if anything, hits.  If I see anything you guys know I’ll be posting about it.  So in the meantime sit tight and get inspired by everyone’s awesome designs in this week’s Showoff! 🙂

Springfield Showoff: Springfield Smorgasbord

As we sit here frakkin files, pulling pics, and typing a million words a minute to get our readers the latest updates and information…we sometimes find ourselves forgetting to stop and enjoy our own games. More so our neighboreenos. So we try to make it a point to hop in n out of the towns now and then to see what cool things YOU are up to. So we have decided we want to continue to focus more attention (as if we don’t already 😛 ) on YOU…our readers. Time to time we will be peaking into your towns, checking our Flickr, and also the posts in the comments below to see what cool ideas and designs YOU have come up with to make your towns unique and…well…YOU.

So here is YOUR chance to show off all your hard work, time, donuts & in-game cash spent. Send us your work, no matter how big or small and brag about it to the world. We want you to! Then keep your eyes posted to Addicts to see if YOU end up on our “SPRINGFIELD SHOWOFF”.

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Turbo Tappin’ A Classless Reunion: Main Questline and Prizes

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Back to back mini-events in Springfield!  At least we have new content, right?  I think they only thing we can be sure of these days from EA is to expect the unexpected.  I don’t think any of us thought another 2-week mini-event would follow State of Despair, but here we are.  It’s reunion time for Marge, Homer, and the rest of the Springfield High Gang.  What will happen?  Will Homer get his ham?  You’ll have to read the dialogue to find out.

Of course, as with all events, a questline comes with it to help move us through the ins and outs of the event…and unlock all of the prizes.  As was mentioned on the rundown post this mini event is your typical standard mini-event.  Follow the questline to unlock prizes and call it a day…until the next event.

So let’s take a look at the questline to see just how to unlock all new prizes…
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Yearbook Mystery Box

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Wowsers the latest mini-event to hit Springfield brought us the ultimate Mystery Box!  With over 700 items (737 at my count), the Yearbook Mystery Box is the largest single Mystery Box to ever hit our pocket-sized towns.

This isn’t your ordinary Mystery Box.  No, this is a premium box full of almost every limited-time (and not so limited-time) premium item and prize to ever hit Springfield.  It’s pretty insane.

Because this box is different than a standard Mystery Box I’m going to treat this post different than the standard Mystery Box post.  For starters, this is going up shortly after the event hit our games because I know this is the info you’re all really wanted to know.  And I’m going to breakdown what’s inside, as well as give you some tips to get what you really want in Springfield.  So let’s take a look…

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In-Game Update: Classless Reunion Mini-Event is Live (updated and complete)

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Back to back mini-events in Springfield!  At least we have new content, right?  I think they only thing we can be sure of these days from EA is to expect the unexpected.  I don’t think any of us thought another 2-week mini-event would follow State of Despair, but here we are.

In looking at the content for this one, while yes this mini-event has the standard 5 prize questline, it’s mostly about the returning content.  This mini-event comes with the largest mystery box I’ve ever seen.  What feels like every single item from Springfield is back in one Mystery Box.  Literally, hundreds and hundreds of items are in this one box. Over 700 items available.  All for 30 donuts. That’s what this event is about.  Reunions.  Both of the High School variety and returning content to Springfield variety.

And before I hear from the “This game is ending crowd”…get a grip.  Please.  This is basically Black Friday, but 1 Mystery Box instead of 15-20. 

On with the content!

Things kick off in Springfield with some dialogue from Homer (about getting ready for his reunion), followed by a task for him…

As always with brand new content, I’m still going through everything.  So continue to check back on this post as I’ll be adding to it as I go.  Once it’s finished I’ll add “Updated and Complete” to the title.

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New Update Is Coming…Classless Reunion (Launches tomorrow March 13th)

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There is an update on the server side of the game right now.  I’ve got to go through the files and see what’s incoming.

Initial examination tells me that this will be called Classless Reunion, and it will be another mini-event. This will start Wednesday (tomorrow) March 13th (1400 UTC, 10a ET) and ends Tuesday, March 26th.  

Pulling details and info, but I really won’t have content up here until it goes live in our games.  So for now just know that it starts tomorrow, and because it’s a mini-event you shouldn’t have to download anything from the App Stores.