I hesitate to say anything negative about “this wonderful game of ours” for fear of bringing out the “Love It or Leave It” crowd that was a tad bit vocal about my return as contributor here. Interestingly enough, I have received a number of emails coaxing me to “stop being so nice” and let my “Cranky” side fly, as they find it more entertaining, and honest.
However…this is Alissa’s place. And Alissa is nice. Very nice. But, admittedly even she wants me to be honest and pragmatic (within the confines of also being nice). Which brings us to the paradox at hand.
First of all, let me state unequivocally, “I love the monorail.” It is in my less-than-humble-opinion, the best addition to the game, ever. There are lovers and haters of the monorail. I am a lover, and really don’t understand the haters. But, that is the way it is in the world with most things. I am not a fan of chocolate ice cream. I don’t hate it, but it is waaaaaaaay down on my list of favorite flavors. So, when someone says “I love chocolate ice cream” I mostly just smile, while I order my cone of “Apple Pie Caramel Crunch.” No harm. No foul.
However, I am pretty sure that both camps would agree, that if you ordered an ice cream cone, and the server placed the scoops just off to the side of the cone, barely out of reach of your ability to reach it with your tongue, and you just couldn’t get to the satisfaction that is so close you can almost taste it…but can’t…that you’d be pretty torqued off. It might become so frustrating, that you just say, “Forget this!! It’s too much trouble! I’ll just have a cookie! Who needs ice cream?”
And so it is with the monorail and the addition of the tunnels to the game which almost…but not quite…allow us to connect our monorails in Springfield proper and Springfield Heights easily.
Take a look…you’ll see what I mean. You might want to grab a couple of cookies and your favorite beverage…it is going to require you to have something sweet at the ready, as I may go a tad “un-sweet” in my description. Continue reading →
Update: A Patch just game through (around 5:30pm EDT) that fixes the Conductor Homer Glitch. So you should be able to tap away without issue (ie crashing) now. Note: HOMER CRASH ISSUE…..DO NOT TAP ON HOMER ONCE YOU UNLOCK CONDUCTOR HOMER. You MUST complete more tasks before Homer will work. So again DO NOT TAP ON HOMER ONCE YOU UNLOCK CONDUCTOR HOMER. (i.e Do not do the Train of Fools Task) If you do your game will crash…just be patient and wait….the game will guide you, it always does. I’m working through it myself as fast as I can with super slow internet at work…thankfully it’s on Android now so I hopefully can move a little faster. See below…
Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
It’s FINALLY here! After over a year and a half of waiting (remember Homer teased it way back in Jan of 2014) it’s finally Monorail time in Springfield! This is an APP STORE UPDATE so remember to check your App Store/Google Play Store to download, as it will NOT automatically download in your game for you.
As of 12:20pm EDT it’s currently live on iOS, we’ll update when we see it on other devices.
As of 1:05pm EDT it’s currently live on Android.
As of 1:50pm EDT it’s currently live on Kindle Back with more in a bit…just needs to download on my super slow work internet 😉
Homer should auto start things with a task to build the Springfield Dump (which is Free)…after the Dump is placed nothing else will appear in the store until you complete Same As It Ever Was (which comes after A Rail of One City Pt. 4)
Oh and there’s NEW LAND Available (thanks for pointing it out Tapebelt!) two new strips! Details are below…. Continue reading →
Well buckle your seat belts because it’s coming! Update is in the files…BUT it’s an app store update. So it’ll be a few hours before it hits our app stores to play. However, be prepared because the train is making a stop in Springfield!
What are your thoughts on the upcoming update? How do you think it’ll play out? Excited to see it? Or nervously awaiting to see how it will play out? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!