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Musings on The Van Houtens…

Another Thursday, another Musings post.  Finally getting a moment to sit down at the computer to write up my thoughts on the Van Houtens event.  I’ve got thoughts, so let’s get to ’em…

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Incoming Update: All This Jazz

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Just letting you know there IS an update on the server (so look for an App Store download later today) for the next mini-event in TSTO.  This one is called All This Jazz and will run for two weeks.

Update: The update is available for download. There seems to be an issue with iOS however,  it seems to be crashing with the update.  Some folks have reported uninstall and reinstall helped,  others said restarting their device has helped. Personally, I’m on Android so I’m not of much help….

Starts tomorrow, September 23rd, and runs until Wednesday, October 7th.  Standard 2 week mini-event.

What does this mean for Halloween?  Well either Halloween is going to start as soon as this mini-event ends, on the 7th, or it’ll start a week later. (although a week later, the 14th, feels really late)  As I’ve been saying for a while now…it’s EA.  It’s anyone’s guess as to what they’re going to do these days.

All we can control is the present moment in the game, and the present moment says we’ll be getting an update tomorrow.  So look for All This Jazz to start off tomorrow morning at 11am ET.

-Alissa

P.S. If we get an app store update prior to tomorrow, I’ll update this post with that info and some screenshots from in-game.

Here’s a look at the incoming characters

The Van Houtens Act 4 Full Dialogue: The Van Houten Curse

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Nearly time for Milhouse’s fame to end…the Van Houten’s ends tomorrow.  So while we count down till the next event, let’s look back on the Act 4 dialogue for the Van Houtens Event…

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The Van Houtens Prize Guide: Act 4, Prize 5 Italian Milhouse

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Time for our final Van Houtens prize post!  Bust out the confetti and party hats because these are done…for this event anyway. 🎉🎊

So let’s take a look at the final Van Houtens prize…Italian Milhouse…

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The Van Houtens Prize Guide: Act 4, Prizes 2-4, Solvang Air, Nana’s Vineyard & Little Italy

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Time for another fun and exciting event prize post! But fear not my friends…the Van Houtens, and my torturing you with prize posts, are almost over!

Act 4 consists of 1 new decoration, 2 new buildings, 1 Mystery Box Token, and 1 new costume.

So let’s take a look at the prizes on the Act 4 Van Houtens Prize Track: Solvang Air, Nana’s Vineyard & Little Italy…

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The Van Houtens: Turbo Tappin’ Act 4, The Van Houten Curse

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Act 4 of The Van Houtens is upon us.  Time to finally kick those Van Houtens out of our lives! (and time to bring on Halloween!)

The Van Houtens Event follows the same event structure of the Multi-Events before it.  This event consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting just over a week (10 days) and taking us through a new part of the event!

For Act 4 we’re tasked with collecting Spaghetti and Meatballs!  Each part of the story will unlock another prize themed for the fourth, and final, part of the story.  So let’s take a look at the details behind Act 4 and the Turbo Tappin’ Version for The Van Houten Curse…

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The Van Houtens Act 4 in Live! The Rundown and What You Need To Know

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Who’s ready to finally get those gosh dang Van Houtens out of their lives?!  Act 4 is finally here, the final Van Houten Act, almost time to kick this event to the curb.

Remember, this is the FINAL Act of Van Houtens.  So this, and all other Acts, will leave our games on September 16th (next Wednesday).  So finish up all the prize tracks before they’re gone for good!

Things kick off for Act 4 with some dialogue between the kids of Springfield Elementary…

Jimbo: Hey, Milhouse. What’s your hat size? I wanna get you a cap just like mine.
Milhouse: Why don’t you just give me yours?
Jimbo: That’s a great idea! This is gonna be your best birthday party this week!
Bart: Unbelievable. Milhouse is friends with Jimbo now? Every time I try to make him uncool, he ends up even cooler.
Database: Excuse me, Superfriend, if you’re done monologuing, it’s your turn to roll the dodecahedron.
Bart: *sigh* Okay here goes.
Database: Gack! That’s the icosahedron! Bart, get your head in the game!
Bart: Look, the only reason I agreed to play Dungheaps and Doofuses with you guys is because you’re the only ones left who can’t get into Milhouse’s dumb birthday parties.
Database: Actually, we hacked the app and acquired a reservation to tonight’s late seating.
Bart: Of course you did.

This triggers the Act 4  questline, The Van Houten Curse, and is followed by 4hr  tasks for Bart and Database, as well as a task to collect Act 4 Currency (155).  The Van Houten Curse is the questline that will take you through unlocking all of this Act’s prizes.

Let’s take a look at what else is in store during Act 4…

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The Van Houtens Act 3 Full Dialogue: The Most Popular Girl in School

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Act 4 is slated to start later today TUESDAY, September 8thAct 3 (and Acts 1 and 2 for that matter) isn’t going anywhere, so if you didn’t finish it you’ll still have time to. Look for Act 4 to start around 11am ET.  (1500 UTC)
You’ll need Bart and Database free for the first round of tasks (and those earning event currency).  Also, 1 new premium character combo will be released.  150 donuts for the combo.

Now on with the full dialogue for Act 3…

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The Van Houtens Prize Guide: Act 3, Prize 5 Grandma Van Houten

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Time for another fun and exciting event prize post!  And guess what?!  Act 3 contains even more decorations!  Act 3 consists of 3 new decorations, 1 Mystery Box Token, and 1 new character.

So let’s take a look at the final Act 3 prize…Grandma Van Houten…

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The Van Houtens Prize Guide: Act 3, Prizes 1, 2, and 4, Milhouse Dragon, Pool and Scooter

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Time for another fun and exciting event prize post!  And guess what?!  Act 3 contains even more decorations!  Act 3 consists of 3 new decorations, 1 Mystery Box Token, and 1 new character.

So let’s take a look at the prizes on the Act 3 Van Houtens Prize Track: The Milhouse Dragon, Milhouse Pool, and Scooter…

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