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Turbo Tappin’ Itchy and Scratchy Land: Act 3 Premium Tina Ballerina

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s time to get amused in Springfield!  The latest event to hit our towns, Itchy and Scratchy Land, is in full force in our towns with a whole lot of twists and turns along the way!

While most other Acts of this event introduced a ton of new premium characters to Springfield, Act 3 only introduced us to one…Tina Ballerina.  As with the vast majority of premium characters Tina came equip with her own questline (although she doesn’t say much).  So let’s take a look at the premium Turbo Tappin’ version of it now….


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Itchy and Scratchy Land Act 3 Calendar and Numbers to Get It All!

As I have intimated in past posts, once or twice (perhaps even more than thrice?), my excitement for this event has been greatly curtailed by the item limits.  That said…it has been equally curtailed by how EAsy it is to get everything offered (even if you may or may not be able to place it somewhere…because of the item limits).

OK. Enough about Item Limits, and on with the Big Reveal...of what it’s going to take to GET EVERYTHING!!! (Which in this case includes a “Main Prize” that may or may not be torn directly from recent headlines…or Krusty’s Show).

Let’t take a look at What you win, and When you can win it, Who it is you win, as by now you know How to get everything…by grinding! 
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Turbo Tappin’ Itchy and Scratchy Land: Act 2 Premiums, Squeaky Voice Attendant, June Bellamy & the Park Engineer

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s time to get amused in Springfield!  The latest event to hit our towns, Itchy and Scratchy Land, is in full force in our towns with a whole lot of twists and turns along the way!

Act 2 of the event brought a bunch of new premium characters to Springfield. Squeaky Voice Attendant, June Bellamy & the Park Engineer are the ones we were able to cover during Act 2 (there are more we’ll get to once Act 3 starts).  As with the vast majority of premium characters both of these characters came equipt with their own questlines.  So let’s take a look at the premium Turbo Tappin’ version of each….


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Itchy and Scratchy Land Act II Prize Guide – Prize #6 – a BORT!!

I know… You are already sick of my “a-BORT” joke.  Sorry. But, the fact is, after all of this grinding, to get a character that only appears in one episode, for 5 seconds, makes me want to a-BORT the game.  But, it is a funny character…and the premise of the joke in the episode is funny, and strikes a familiar chord in my life.

Once again…I tell you to go and watch the episode (S6E4)…it’s worth tracking down and finding. It is loaded with action, and fun, and great gags…and you will see a BORT! 

But, the best thing about reaching the final prize…is that you can finally get your own BORT!  And YES…he is a FULL Character.
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Itchy and Scratchy Land Tips for Ending Act 2

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Happy Saturday!  The first Saturday of the summer! (unless of course, you live in the southern hemisphere)  What are your plans for the day?  Something fun in store?  Or planning on staying inside and working on a little TSTO?

Act 2 of the Itchy and Scratchy Land will be ending this coming Wednesday (so 4 days from now) at 10am ET…here’s what you should be doing to get ready for Act 3 to start.  Following these tips will help give you a head start when Act 3 launches…

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Itchy and Scratchy Land Act II Prize Guide – Prize #4 – Parade Train Bundle

Who doesn’t love a parade?  Nobody I’d want to hang out with…that’s for sure!   In fact, in the past month, Portland had their amazing Rose Festival Parade, which has been a tradition in Portland (the city of roses) since 1907.  And yes…for all of you snobby Pasadenians…yours was first (1890), and is the largest. But, ours is in Portland…which is a MUCH prettier city! (we have rivers along with our roses).

My high school band used to march in the parade every year. There is nothing like marching 7 miles…with a field drum banging the same spot on your leg…playing the same two songs…and a constant drum cadence (that you can still play today…because it is an ear worm that won’t ever go away), to make you remember a parade. Blisters…heat from the wool uniforms…and not getting to see the Princesses. But, we were performing, and won “Honor band” twice out of the three times I marched… but I digress.

What YOU care about is “What in the heck does a Parade Train Do????”

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Itchy and Scratchy Land Act II Prize Guide – Prize #3 – Parade Roller Bundle

If you don’t really understand what a “Parade Roller” is…you need to watch the episode from which most of this stuff came. It is aptly named, “Itchy and Scratchy Land.” (S6E4)  There, as part of the festivities of ISland, they have a character parade (similar to the Parade of Lights at Disneyland). In it…they have a HUGE Steam Roller, that powers along, flattening characters in its path.

There are also several costumed characters of questionable integrity, including a bloody axe, and a stick of dynamite.  Cool for the kids?  Not so much….but this IS Itchy and Scratchy!

So LET THE PARADE BEGIN!!

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Friday Filler – Of Lags, Limits, and Loops

Thank Grog It’s Firday!!

Ah…another Act is upon us, and another “Grindtastic Weekend” awaits!  Is it possible to stay on track to “get everything,” while still having a life? Yes. Yes it is…if you are smart about how you spend your time.  Most of the “grinding” these days is actually “Grinding Lite,” as the  critical stuff only takes a few seconds.

But, EA has continued to make things challenging, once you win items…in that with the item limit restrictions in place, some of us have to be pretty clever in how we maximize our bonuses. We need to have fun with the items that we win…without getting the dreaded, “YOU HAVE REACHED YOUR ITEM LIMIT…YOU SUCK!” message (I might have been paraphrasing there a bit…but it is the way it makes you feel).

Nonetheless, (don’t you love a word like “nonetheless?” It looks like a run-on mistake…but it really is a word! Like aforementioned, and heretofore…English is so weird sometimes), where were we? Oh. right…Nonetheless, there are ways to deal with the Lag Issue that some continue to face, as well as trying to figure out ways to maximize our bonus earnings while cramming everything into the “Bonus Blue” area for Itchy&ScratchyLand.

Let’s take a look at some solutions.
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Itchy and Scratchy Land – Act II Calendar and Math

There’s no EAsy way to say this… It looks like another grindfest if you “want it all.”  The real question is, “Do you really want it all?”  The EAsy answer…OF COURSE YOU DO!! After all…we’re addicts…right?

So…while there may be a subtle message being delivered here to a-BORT! (Sorry…couldn’t help myself) by EA, the fact is, we are now deep into making Itchy & Scratchy Land – along with the newly revived KrustyLand (perhaps we should rename it “Lazarus Land” and combine it with Praise Land) the largest tract of land in our entire Springfields.   I’m starting to wonder if the designers are all adapting to the “Over 60” players, by making everything so big, you don’t need your reading glasses to place it.  But, I digress…

On to the number for GETTING IT ALL!

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Turbo Tappin’ Itchy and Scratchy Land: Act 1 Premiums, Scratchy, Jeremy & Ms. Mouse

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s time to get amused in Springfield!  The latest event to hit our towns, Itchy and Scratchy Land, is in full force in our towns with a whole lot of twists and turns along the way!

Act 1 of the event brought a bunch of new premium characters to Springfield. Scratchy Jeremy and Ms. Mouse are the ones we were able to cover during Act 1 (there are more we’ll get to once Act 2 starts).  As with the vast majority of premium characters both of these characters came equipt with their own questlines.  So let’s take a look at the premium Turbo Tappin’ version of each….


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