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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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Itchy and Scratchy Land – Act I Prize Guide – Prize 6- Diane

I have to admit it…I had to go deep into Google to figure out who the heck Diane was. And going Google Deep is a scary thing sometimes. You have to be careful how you search.  TSTO Diane can bring up all sorts of things that don’t make a lot of sense. Especially if you misspell TSTO. But, I digress…

Turns out the Diane is a “Big Wig” at Krustylu studios…or was. The WIKI tells us that, “She and the other executives wanted to cancel Krusty and replace it with Homer’s show. She is the one who fired Jeremy.  And everyone remembers Jeremy…right?

OK. Fine. Just be glad that you got her for free. Here’s the details on why she is not going to be breaking the glass ceiling any time soon.
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Friday Filler – There’s Whole Lotta Ploppin’ Goin’ On!


Thank Grog It’s Firday!

I’m writing this early (Thursday) because I’m going to be on the road  Today (not actually today, but Friday…which is when you are reading this…so it’s still today, kinda…). I am heading out to a golf tournament/college reunion with a bunch of my old football team buddies (those who still remember playing before they started diagnosing CTE).  It should be a wonderful chance to roll out the traditional greeting for reunions, “You’re OLD!  No…YOU’RE Old!!

I’m old. I don’t mind admitting it. My white hair and creaky body (did I mention I played college football, and then rugby until I was 35?), reminds me every day. But, that doesn’t stop me from being active mentally…right?

And, as it pertains to TSTO…that means being active in the game…active in design…and resolving to keep powering through, no matter what the game throws our way! Unless it makes us grind to a dead halt…which I’ll talk about later.

This whole “KrustyItchyScratchyLand (or KISLand as one of our community suggested) Post Nuke Era,” has people clearly divided into two camps. Those who have attacked the opportunity to put on their Uber-Design-Hats, and those who seemingly have been rendered immobile by the overwhelming possibilities.

It has created a reality of “Designers – vs – Ploppers.”  And there is a Whole Lotta Ploppin’ Goin’ On!

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Itchy and Scratchy Land- Prize Guide- Act 1 – Prize 4- Roger Meyers Sr. Statue

You have to love an homage to Roger Meyers Sr.

After all, without a Roger Meyers Sr., there wouldn’t be a Roger Meyers Jr.  And that would be a real shame! Kinda.

Roger Meyers Sr. is based very, very, very, very loosely on Walt Disney. They both had mustaches. That is about where the similarity ends. But that didn’t stop him from stealing concepts from Walt, most notably with his films, Steamboat Itchy, and Scratchtasia.

He is the consummate schlock film-maker…whose legacy is the felonious and murderous pair that this theme park is based upon. So…why not a statue? 

Why not indeed?  Let’s Take A Look at the details!
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Itchy and Scratchy Land- Prize Guide- Act 1 – Prize 3- Nurse’s Station

OK. I get it. As much as Itchy and Scratchy shred one another (apparently, because the HAVE to), they probably need a Nurse around full time.

But, I have to say it…this “Nurses Station” looks a heck of a lot like one of the canal houses we got in the last major event. As in A LOT. Paint it a different color….slap a mini-portrait of the boys doing mayhem to one another…and BOOM! Canal house is a Nurses Station.

But, I’m sure some of you are going to want it. In fact…some of you are going to want more than one!  Right??

Here are the details on Prize #3- the Nurses Station.
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Tips On Surviving the “New Era of TSTO” After Krustyland

I believe my prediction for this major event was, “it’s gonna be a game-changer.”  Like calling something “interesting,” the term “game-changer” can mean almost anything…good or bad.  And in my opinion, that pretty much covers it. This is some good, with a handful of bad thrown in.

Let’s start with the fact that most people don’t like change. Moving, a death in the family, changing jobs…these all sit at the top of the “stress meter” when it comes to adjusting in life. And in many ways, nuking Krustyland, along with the myriad little changes that came with it, were a combination of all of these. There is was certainly death. There was the stress of packing up and moving. And, there are myriad new jobs, and ways of dealing with old jobs, that have been forced upon us.

All of this requires adjustments…even if some of the new changes are ultimately for the better. And, there are a couple of them that are clear improvements over the “old way.”

Let’s break down some tips that will help you maneuver the changes, without losing your collective minds.
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Itchy and Scratchy Land- Prize Guide- Act 1 – Prize 1- The Helicopter

Let’s all breath a sigh of relief. And if that isn’t possible yet, because you are still gnashing your teeth over the glitches in this update, at least BREATH! Right?

After all…we are going to get a handful of prizes, as well as the chance to build a huge, rambling race track (that only makes MOST games lag…not all). But, I digress.

But now, you should have received the Act I Prize #1- The Helicopter!

Let’s take a look at the details…
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Itchy and Scratchy Land- Act One Calendar

Well…well…well.  That’s not exactly what I was hoping for…

Let’s just say that I am currently too deep into the “holyfreakinshirt…did they rEAlly do THAT?” mode to be too positive and chatty about the numbers to “get it all” for Act I.

As has been the case over the past few events…there will be some grinding (of teeth in my case), there will be some crafting (maybe less than usual in my case), and there will be a ton of people who are going to freak out when they “are behind” after a day or two.

I’m not really sure just how EAsy this act will be. But, I am certain that because of the idiotic item limits (more about that in another post), I will be making some serious decisions on IF I can even place what I win.

But, strap on the backpack of “happy smiles,” and grimace… Here are the numbers for all of you who want to make sure you can plan your lives around “getting it all.”
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Showoff Reminder: The Springfield Jobs

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

A couple of weeks ago we announced the next Springfield showoff featuring your Springfield Jobs designs and here is your reminder post.  We’re getting ready to do the next Springfield Showoff featuring your Springfield Jobs inspired designs!  So prep those towns…because we want to see what you’ve done with your Springfield!

Finish up those designs and send us your designs.  We’ll be putting up the Showoff post, featuring your designs on TUESDAY MAY 8th, 2018….so you’ve got just under a week to finish up your designs if you’d like to be featured.

So work on those designs and send us some screenshots when you’re ready…just make sure to send your submissions in by about 8pm ET Monday, May 7th, 2018.  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.) 

Springfield Jobs Event Act 3 – Prize Guide- $ Casino

Well kids…we are FINALLY in Act III of the Springfield Jobs Event.  If the news is correct about how many jobs a Millenial worker is expected to have in a lifetime, an average Millenial could have had two or three jobs during this event alone…

So. Long. So. Very. Very. Long!

But, as has become the norm with the updates these days…EA is giving us a ton of Free Clutter. And, Act III is no exception.

We will get crafting currency…another Free Land Token…and some really big buildings.

NEXT PRIZE up?  $ Casino!
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