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Christmas 2018: Week 2 Questlines, Premium Characters Young Marge & Barney and Don Brodka

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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 1 (week 1) arrives two new premium characters, Kathy from Personnel and the Circus Acrobat.  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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Gil’s Latest Gimmick: Details and Should You Buy Young Marge

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Looks like Gil’s back in Springfield.  He returned to Springfield late last week, naturally with another ‘deal” for us.  What’s the latest gimmick he’s peddling? Well this time around he’s paying us a visit from Christmas Past with Young Marge!

So let’s break down the details of this latest offer and determine if you should spend your donuts to bring this independent girl to Springfield….

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Christmas 2018: Turbo Tappin’ Week 2, A Savage Thaw

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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 2 we’re tasked with following Bart’s Christmas story…all about a pair of buddy cops about the bust open a Christmas case.  Each part of the story will unlock another prize themed for Bart’s story.  So let’s take a look at the details behind Week 2 and the Turbo Tappin’ Version for Bart’s Christmas Story…

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Christmas 2018: A Simpsons Christmas Special Act 2 is Live!

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It’s officially 10am here on the East Coast which means it’s officially time to start Act 2 (week 2) of A Simpsons Christmas Special!

Now if you remember, week 1 ended with Bart declaring it was his turn to tell a story…

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Marge: What a lovely, interesting, un-tedious story! Don’t you agree, Homer?
Homer: *banging on the TV* Work, damn you! Show me a show! I don’t care which one! Anything is better than this family sharing and caring!
Marge: Homer!
Homer: What? Oh, uh right. Loved your story, Lisa. Five stars. I laughed, I cried… I somehow got through it…
Bart: I’m afraid Dad is right, Lisa. Your story was objectively awful. Christmas may never recover.
Lisa: Like you could do better?
Bart: Naturally. Because I know the three elements of a good story: action, violence, and mild cursing. Gather round, chumps, as I spin a tale of such Christmas delight, you’ll throw Lisa out on the street and forget she ever existed.
Marge: Hmm. I hope it’s not THAT good.

And now, here’s the kick off dialogue you’ll see this morning (and a look at what’s in store for Act 2)

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Should I Spend Donuts on the North Pole Bundle, Festive Bundle, or Christmas Market Bundle?

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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!   Of course, by now, we all know that a new event means a new excuse for EA to fill our stores with returning limited-time premium items to tempt us.

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 North Pole Bundle, Festive Bundle, or Christmas Market Bundle to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these bundled throwbacks to your town…

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Christmas 2018: Week 1 Questline ‘Twas the Pageant Before Christmas

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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 1 tells the tale of a Christmas Pageant that almost wasn’t!  Lisa is the narrator for this Christmas tale, so let’ take a look at what she has to say…

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Christmas 2018: Week 1 Questlines, Premium Characters Kathy and the Acrobat

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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 1 (week 1) arrives two new premium characters, Kathy from Personnel and the Circus Acrobat.  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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A Little More Christmas Info…

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So I’m working on posts for the Christmas Event (up first SIBs for Kathy and the Acrobat), but I wanted to share something with you that just came down to us from EA.

For the first time since Itchy and Scratchy Land, we did not receive the “spoiler” details from EA prior to the event launch.  For whatever reason (and my guess is it’s just a hectic time of year) the information was not passed down to us prior to event launch, so we were just as much in the dark as you all were.

So a little earlier today we received the event detail packet we usually get prior to the event.  Inside the packet is a rundown of everything for the event, in addition to the synopsis for each Act (which I’ll share with you all prior to week 1 ending).  Also, included with the packet is an overview from EA describing the event overall, and their thoughts on why it’s structure as it is.

It’s that overview I want to share with you all now…

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Christmas 2018: Turbo Tappin’ Week 1, ‘Twas the Pageant Before Christmas

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 1 we’re tasked with following Lisa’s Christmas story…all about the Christmas Pageant.  Each part of the story will unlock another prize themed for Lisa’s story.  So let’s take a look at the details behind Week 1 and the Turbo Tappin’ Version for Lisa’s Christmas Story…

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Christmas 2018: A Simpsons Christmas Special Act 1 is Live! (Updated and Complete)

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Well, it was teased (by accident) a few weeks ago…

And yesterday we received the App Store update that brought snow to Springfield!  (if you haven’t downloaded it, do so.  But remember it’s MASSIVE. So make sure you’re on WiFi)

And now it’s time!  It’s officially 10am here on the East Coast which, in the words of Elsa, means “Let the holidays begin!”  If I had a Yule Bell I’d ring it… (sorry Riley’s been watching A LOT of Olaf’s Frozen Adventure these days…)

Things will kick off with an AUTOMATIC dialog start with the Simpson family…

I’m working my way through this, and will continuously be updating this post.  So continue to refresh and check back for new details.  Once the post is completely updated i’ll add (Updated and Complete) to the title.  

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