The Missing Nuances of TSTO –vs- The Simpsons and Real Life

So…let’s just go with the fact that a lot of you don’t watch the Simpsons. You may have at one point, or perhaps can’t see it in real time where you live (outside of the United States), or simply came to TSTO because you love games and gaming.  And, let’s also be clear that while Wookie and others may see it as “the Best Show Ever,” it doesn’t always hit on all cylinders (like last week’s episode…argh).

However, as a life-long Simpson’s fan, I loved, and continue to love the show because it is so much more than just a bunch of gags, or “Eat My Shorts” set-ups.  It is a show with pathos, and true love between a family that is really no more dysfunctional than most average modern families.

This is a point that is often lost in the game of TSTO, simply because the dialogue is oftentimes not remotely derivative from the script of the actual show that the update was “based upon.”

Case in point… the “Rommelwood Academy” update, in  comparison to the episode on which it is supposedly based, “The Secret War of Lisa Simpson” (S8E25).

This is one time that TSTO really missed the mark.
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Rommelwood Academy Prize Breakdown: Cadet Lisa

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Well my friends, we’ve arrived at the end of our Rommelwood Prize breakdown posts, since we started with the last two prizes first. We’re finally onto covering Cadet Lisa, the badass of Rommelwood.  Any girl that can hang upside-down by her legs on the Eliminator, is a true badass.

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Left, Right, Left questline you’ll have to earn  via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

Let’s take a look at the details of the fourth prize, Cadet Lisa. What she does and how you unlock her…



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Should I Spend Donuts On the Keep Out Sign?

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The military event, long teased in the app store descriptions, as finally hit our towns and the kids of Springfield are about to get schooled at the finest Military Academy virtual money can buy…in Springfield.  Yes, Rommelwood Academy is here with all the drills, in your face spitting yelling and military inspired premium items our pocket-sized Springfields (and wallets) can handle.

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks awesome 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 Keep Out Sign to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this sign to your Springfield…

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Rommelwood Academy Prize Breakdown: Rommelwood Barracks

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Back with another Rommelwood Prize breakdown.  This time we’re breaking down the third prize (the Barracks), the sleeping quarters of Rommelwood Academy…important because Lisa needs to listen to those cassette tapes from Marge somewhere.  (plus I like dating myself by saying cassette tapes…ah the 90s!)

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Left, Right, Left questline you’ll have to earn  via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

Let’s take a look at the details of the third prize, the Rommelwood Barracks.  What it does and how you unlock it…



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Should I Spend Donuts On the Death to Homer Missile?

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The military event, long teased in the app store descriptions, as finally hit our towns and the kids of Springfield are about to get schooled at the finest Military Academy virtual money can buy…in Springfield.  Yes, Rommelwood Academy is here with all the drills, in your face spitting yelling and military inspired premium items our pocket-sized Springfields (and wallets) can handle.

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks awesome 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 Death to Homer Missile to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Homer Missile to your Springfield…

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Rommelwood Academy Prize Breakdown: Rommelwood Statue

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Well we’re back on track now…we’ve covered the last prize of Rommelwood and the first prize of Rommelwood, so what’s next? The second prize of course!  Because even shiny statues deserve their own post….

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Left, Right, Left questline you’ll have to earn  via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

Let’s take a look at the details of the second prize, the Rommelwood.  What it does and how you unlock it…



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Showoff Announcement: Rommelwood Academy

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It’s that time…calling all Springfield Military School designs!  We’re getting ready to do the next Springfield Showoff featuring what you’ve done with all of the Rommelwood Academy mini event stuff!  So prep those towns…because we want to see what you’ve done with your Springfield!

The Next Showoff will feature your Rommelwood Academy stuff so show us what you’ve got!  Send in your areas of Military designs (including Rommelwood Academy and barracks, Hellfish monument, nuclear warheads and shelters or any other military inspired areas you’d like to show us) from your Springfield and we’ll be putting up the Showoff Post, featuring your designs, on TUESDAY March 28th 2017. (Note that it’s a weekday instead of the weekend.  I wanted to make sure y’all have the weekend to work on your designs, so we’re doing this on Tuesday instead of Saturday)

So grab some screenshots of your town, or finish up those designs…just make sure to send your submissions in by about 8pm ET Monday March 27th. Can’t wait to see what YOU have come up with.

You can send your designs in two ways…either post a link to the image in the comments on this post or you can email them to us at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com.  We won’t be pulling images from anywhere else, so please if you want to be featured either submit in the comments below or email your images to us.

Note: PLEASE try to limit your submissions to only 1-2 of your favorite screenshots.  We like to try and let everyone showoff their town but it becomes difficult when some of you are sending in 7-10 images.  Pick your favorite areas and send them in (or if you stitch photos together, that works too).  We’ll try our best to get EVERYONE in, but please understand that sometimes we miss a photo or two.  If we miss you one week, we’ll try really hard to make sure we get you in the next week.  You’re always welcome to showoff your town, at any time, on our Flickr page.  We know a lot of you have awesome towns that you want to show off, but please try to stick with this week’s theme.  Remember, this isn’t a contest.  There’s nothing to win.  It’s just a fun way to showoff your town and get some design inspiration from your fellow Addicts.  🙂   

Do you want to be featured on the next Springfield Showoff?  Post your images  in the Comments below or email us your screenshots at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com. We can’t wait to see YOUR designs! (Need help with images, just ask.) 

Rommelwood Academy Prize Breakdown: Rommelwood Academy

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So now that we’ve covered the last prize of Rommelwood, let’s go back and cover the first prize!  Why?  So that when EA re-releases it in 6 months (for donuts) I’ll have a post to refer new players back to… 😉

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Left, Right, Left questline you’ll have to earn  via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

Let’s take a look at the details of the first prize, Rommelwood Academy.  What it does and how you unlock it…


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Should I Spend Donuts On Hangar 18?

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The military event, long teased in the app store descriptions, as finally hit our towns and the kids of Springfield are about to get schooled at the finest Military Academy virtual money can buy…in Springfield.  Yes, Rommelwood Academy is here with all the drills, in your face spitting yelling and military inspired premium items our pocket-sized Springfields (and wallets) can handle.

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks awesome 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 Hanger 18 to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Alien hangar to your Springfield…

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Turbo Tappin’ Rommelwood Academy Premium Stuff: Leopold and Hellfish

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The military event, long teased in the app store descriptions, as finally hit our towns and the kids of Springfield are about to get schooled at the finest Military Academy virtual money can buy…in Springfield.  Yes, Rommelwood Academy is here with all the drills and in your face spitting yelling our pocket-sized Springfields can handle.

 

Of course, as with all events, this one has it’s share of premium items and characters.  Two such premium character (and skin) purchases come with their own questlines (separate from the main Rommelwood questline), Leopold and the Hellfish Gil Deal (Hellfish Grampa and Hellfish Burns).  So let’s take a look at those two questlines, and just what you’ll need to complete them in your Springfield…


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