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!
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.
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…
This is one of those events, where at least for Act I, it is almost easier to write about what ISN’T from one episode of the Simpsons. But, if we are going to stay true to form, I’ll just list all of the things that ARE from this single episode.
Itchy’s Mine Field
Itchy & Scratchy Helicopter
Roger Meyers Sr. Statue
Itchy & Scratchy Banner
Itchy & Scratchy Land Ticket Booth
Itchy Parking Lot, Scratchy Parking Lot
Itchy and Scratchy Land Gate
Got it? So…really…the only things from Itchy and Scratchy Land from Act I, that AREN’T in this episode, are…well…Diane. That’s it. Just Diane.