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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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2018 Happy Holidays Mystery Box

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Another day, another event in Springfield as Christmas has fallen upon our pocket-sized towns! And it wouldn’t be an event without a Mystery Box, now would it?  Of course EA’s go a box for this occasion!  They literally have a box for everything! And we’ve finally stumbled onto the box full of Holiday items!  Just in time for the holidays…

This is a premium box full of your chance to get those Holiday premium character/building/decorations you may have missed out on in the past.  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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Twas The Night Before….

Ho Ho Ho Tappers!

Merry Christmas Eve!  It’s time for our annual reading of a classic tale.  You know….

Twas the Night Before Christmas
And all through the house
Not a creature was stirring
Not even an….

ADDICT!

Oh you thought we were going to tell THAT version?  Nope you thought wrong!

You see every year right around Christmas Eve we like to tell the TSTO version of the Tale….Twas the Night before Grumplemas!  Nothing like keeping Christmas Eve nice and light 🙂

Enjoy my friends!

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Christmas 2018: Week 3 Paramours of Christmas Past

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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 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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Should I Spend Donuts on the Returning Peak Inn & Lyla, Baby Gerald, Santa & his House, or the Stable at the Inn ?

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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 Peak Inn and Lyla, Baby Gerald, Santa and his House or the Stable at the Inn to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these throwbacks to your town…

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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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2018 Winter Wonderland Mystery Box

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Another day, another event in Springfield as Christmas has fallen upon our pocket-sized towns! And it wouldn’t be an event without a Mystery Box, now would it?  Of course EA’s go a box for this occasion!  They literally have a box for everything! And we’ve finally stumbled onto the box full of Winter Wonderland items!  Just in time for the holidays…

This is a premium box full of your chance to get those Winter premium character/building/decorations you may have missed out on in the past.  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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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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