Thank Grog It’s Firday!!
Before any of you start lining up your pea shooters to cover me with spitwads from the peanut gallery…let me start with an apology. Mostly.
Holyfreakinshirt!!! Why do you DO that? (the voice of reason in my head screams loud enough to make the wild turkeys milling about in the front yard startle). “If you are going to apologize, then DO it!! Don’t always say you’re sorry, with an explanation…that is insincere!!” (Man…the voice in my head is really on guilt trip now!).
The fact is…I had been warned. Alissa had actually told me, “Don’t go there! The farmers are very protective of their farms!!!” But, did I listen? Noooooooooooo!
Even when I thought I was being “non-judgmental and inclusive” by actually trying a week of KEM farming, and reporting my personal statistics, and even going so far as to see the value of “Team Safi” casual donut farming (CDF), it really wasn’t enough.
The backlash was instant…huge…and bordering in insane (as far as anyone can actually declare anyone to be insane, in a world that is clearly off its hinges). I kid you not…there were calls for my banishment…and worse (sorry…but, it isn’t cool to suggest doing harm to my nether regions…even if “nether regions” is a metaphor for Krustyland…at least I think that what they were implying).
It is clear…that this is simply a topic that can’t be dealt with on a public forum
–no matter what the intent–if you want to avoid a very divisive, and dangerously fractious argument. And calling any action “obsessive” in a game that requires obsessive grinding to succeed, was off base.
And so….I will apologize.
In the last episode of Addicts Live, we came up with a couple of new terms that seemed to just burst from the womb of creativity of their own free will. The two terms were Pot Heads (Alissa’s) and Ninnieville (mine). To be clear, neither were meant as pejorative terms (really, Sam!) but were instead, merely adjectives used to define a group more easily.
OK. So even I’m not entirely buying that…and I made one of them up.
This TSTO event has been one of the most divisive since last year’s Christmas/Holiday/Pagan event. And perhaps sadly, represents an ever-growing thin-skinned-ness or unbridled open season on anyone different (depending on your purview), that seems to have cropped up since the 2016 elections. It’s ugly. It’s mean-spirited and un-apologetically destructive to the worldwide community.
So…take a knee or don’t take a knee…it’s time to finally get down to defending those who Alissa calls “Pot Heads,” (without actually going so far as to discuss pot).
Is this Event Hallow-Richard enough? (another classic from the Addicts Live…from Wookiee), or does it completely miss the mark of what we should expect from a THOH Major Event?
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I know. I know. We’ve seen a TON of this Crafting stuff before. As in almost half.
The good news? It makes the prizes in the regular prize track that much more important!! That’s right…we can coast a bit (as long as you log in every 4 hours or so) and you will be well on your way to building a really cool “Potter-esque” campus and town!
And…as always, I start the calendar on Day ONE. But, don’t panic…each day is 24 hours long, so day one isn’t just the date, but also the full 24 hours from that date. Got it? So…hold off on your “I’m Already Behind!!” I know. We ALL are…at first.
So…let’s take a look at the numbers, and the prizes…so you can start plotting your next few weeks in 4-hour blocks!
Thank Grog It’s Firday!!
It has really been “one of those weeks.” Ok…if I am honest, it has been “one of those months.” As part of my “real life business” I provide news servers for tons of broadcasters across the country. And the news…well…like I said...it’s been “one of those months.”
I AM SOOOOOO HAPPY to get more monorail station(s). Not sure why I wrote it like that, as you can’t get more station. But you could get another station, or more stations. I guess I was just being lazy. But, I digress…
The fact is, as I have stated many times before, I think the monorail(s) is the single most exciting, best-ever, development in TSTO. OK. So I did it again. I don’t think you can have monorails…as mono implies a single rail. But can you have more than one monorail? Of course! And with the addition of the new station(s), it is time to make some serious monorail redesign(s) decision(s)!!
The primary monorail question is…
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Thanks Grog It’s Firday!!
I admit, that if you had told me a year ago that I’d be making new theme music and a video intro for “Addicts Live,” I’d have replied, “Huh? Really? What the heck is Addicts Live?”
As I have never been to a 12-step program meeting, and know that any chance of me admitting that I had a “tapping problem” was slim, the concept of “Addicts Live” was foreign to me…and certainly didn’t warrant the effort required to write and produce theme music or a video bumper.
But, of course, it was indeed September of last year, that we tried the first “Live Video Broadcast” featuring some of the folks who keep the blog going here at TSTOAddicts. And after a year, it just seemed time to “dress it up” a bit…and give the intro some “production value.”
That’s where my background in multimedia production came in handy.
Thank Grog It’s Firday!!
I want to be clear about something. I have done my best to remain “relatively Not Cranky” since my return to the “land of the Bliss-Ninnies.” (inside joke). But, the fact remains, every once in a while, I look at my screen and say, “ARE YOU FREAKIN’ KIDDING ME???” when EA dangles a carrot in front of our faces, then snatches it away to replace it with a hammer.
And then, I am forced (yes, forced!) to break the serene calm of a TSTOAddicts culture that mostly just wants to “keep it happy.”
Case in point.
“So…you think that Cletus is actually going to DRIVE that huge Monster Truck around your town???” I hear EA Chuckle…
Pffftttttttt…. “THINK AGAIN, LOSER!!”
So…after grinding for weeks…in order to get the “final prize,” we gleefully tap his new task, “Make Manager Cletus Go for a Spin (1h, Cletus’ Monster Truck)” expecting the truck to move around our towns with Cletus waving wildly from the driver’s seat… Continue reading
Let’s start with a Happy Labor Day to all of you in the United States. I only hope that you aren’t having to “Labor” today…and are enjoying the 3-Day Weekend, without Grinding for TSTO “bling” much! Most of you should be waaaaay ahead of the calendar by now. So, tip back…enjoy your favorite beverage, and read a couple of stories from the REAL Springfield (well…one of them started here).
There is countless debate over where the Real Springfield is. But during a visit to Springfield, Oregon, to help celebrate the unveiling of a huge Simpson’s mural, the “Real Lisa Simpson” (at least the voice of the real Lisa Simpson) let it slip that indeed, Springfield, Oregon was the true Springfield. We never had a doubt…
But, apparently, more than just this revelation was hatched when Yeardly Smith visited here. Love…and a True Crime show were born…
Let’s start with my reaffirmation that I am not a fan of Weird Al Yankovic. However, unlike most, I am willing to keep an open mind about my opinion. And, as many have said he puts on an amazing live show, I am willing to reserve final judgment until I see him perform his shtick, live and in person (as long as the tickets are less than $30 each).
But, he is here…in our Springfields…begging for attention (which seems to be his primary purpose in life), which warrants a post about him here.
What seems evident to me, is that he is much the same in the game, as he is in real life…a cartoon character, based primarily on his ability to spin puns and parity into gold (and bling). Even I have to admit…he has is act down.
So, where did he first show up? And how will he interact with our characters long after this update is over? Let’s take a look…
So…as predicted…it was pretty EAsy to get everything in Act II…even with the higher daily numbers. I barely tapped that last few days, and still “got everything” with time to spare.
I am a bit confused as to why we are even doing an Act III in some regards…like the fact that I have capped the max in what I can craft…which pretty much makes my quest of Lawyers moot for Act III. How many speakers and gun turrets do you need? What is this, a Guns -N- Roses concert? And if so…where are the roses???? But, I digress…
Here we are… another Grind-Fest coming…in hopes of getting a Monster Truck and a Cletus Skin. We do get “Rappin’ Bart” along the way, so some of the grinding may be worth it. I love his “EMINƎM” Marshall Mathers look.
The numbers are twice again what the originals were…but as we have now figured out…the key is simply log on at least 4 times a day…do the stage work…and you are good to go.
Let’s take a look at the dates and daily cume numbers…