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Moe’s Ark – Act Two Calendar – and Numbers You Need to Get It All!

Whoooohooooo! We are finished with Act I, and ready to dive into Act II…which coincidentally has a giant killer whale auditorium and squid associated with it, so be careful where you dive!

For all of you who are tired of animals, you are in luck. We are going to be moving (at least for a bit) into the slippery, slimy world of sea creatures, as well as some long-missing characters from our “Springfield Proper” (the original parts that make up the actual Springfield) in our games.

While she is not part of the actual Prize Track…Ralphie finally gets his Mom back! Whooot Whooot! She doesn’t show up on this calendar, but is projected to show up on the 18th (Gil Deal). So SAVE YOUR BONUTS ( a lot of them…as she is 300 donuts).

T-Rex may have only been in one episode of the show…but he is the Main Prize in this Act.  Go figure. And when you figure out how EA and the writers are going to pull all of these disparate characters together, let me know.

Meanwhile…onto the math and the calendars.
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Addicts Bracket Challenge: Most Desired Skin, Week 7

It was four years ago, just after the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs bracket was complete and I was filling out my bracket for the 2014 FIFA World Cup that I thought it might be cool to do a The Simpsons Tapped Out bracket. Here we are at the next World Cup and it’s time for our fourth TSTO Addicts Bracket Battle!

How much longer EA can keep Tapped Out going is up for debate. But what isn’t debatable is that there are plenty of character skins in the rich history of The Simpsons universe still not in our little game. We present to you TSTO Addicts’ Most Desired Skin Bracket Battle.

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Moe’s Ark Act One Prize Guide – Brittany Brockman

OK. This little lady has a ton more smarts than her Dad, Kent. And unlike a lot of other “Randoms” that show up in our game, she has appeared in no fewer than TEN episodes of the Simpsons, as well as the Simpsons Movie!

The only real issue…is that almost none of them feature the Zoo, and her most notable appearance is in the “Malibu Stacey” episode.

But, hey…she’s a FULL CHARACTER…and she’s FREE!

So..let’s dive into what makes Brittany da bomb of Bart girlfriends (kinda) and Lisa’s rival (kinda)…but mostly just a new character for our games!

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Friday Filler- Jumping the Shark with Zooaligical Profiling

Thank Grog It’s Firday!

Once again, I am writing this early, as I will actually be in Alaska the day you are reading this…Friday…which may be Saturday for some…but because of the header, is mostly Friday…except when it isn’t, like today.

That last paragraph makes about as much sense as this event.  Perhaps EA is going to figure out a way to pull it together somehow with the dialogue. But, it is going to take a rope the size of a galaxy, and a giant Holy Lion to pull together.

And, frankly, I think this a case of “jumping the shark” in TSTO that is both troubling and was likely born out of the same kind of staff meeting that the original “Jump the Shark,” episode came from.

Not familiar with the term? Read on…
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Moe’s Ark Act I Prize Guide – Big Cat Country

Well…it’s about time we all got something that works with the HUGE Lion Sign we got a few prizes back!

This one is cool…and has it’s own rather convoluted Upgrade System that will allow you to make it even BIGGER than the name implies!

Big Cat Country is one of the BEST prizes in Act One. It has a very cool animation, with running water, and really adds some “Zazzz” to your Zoo!

Let’s take a look…
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Moe’s Ark Act One Prize Guide – Canary M. Birdhouse

The Big Zoo Build Continues!

Anyone who is really into this update is going to be happy with the next Major Prize….the Canary M. Birdhouse!

Those that are just grinding it out to get the final prize will be happy that we are now almost halfway there. Yay!

What Zoo would be complete without an aviary that looks a lot like the other aviaries in this game? You just can’t have too many aviaries… right?

OK. So…maybe you can. But we have another one. Let’t look at the details…
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Addicts Bracket Challenge: Most Desired Skin, Week 6

It was four years ago, just after the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs bracket was complete and I was filling out my bracket for the 2014 FIFA World Cup that I thought it might be cool to do a The Simpsons Tapped Out bracket. Here we are at the next World Cup and it’s time for our fourth TSTO Addicts Bracket Battle!

How much longer EA can keep Tapped Out going is up for debate. But what isn’t debatable is that there are plenty of character skins in the rich history of The Simpsons universe still not in our little game. We present to you TSTO Addicts’ Most Desired Skin Bracket Battle.

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Friday Filler – Deja Vu All Over Again

Thank Grog It’s Friday!

Yes. As the song by “The New Pornographers” says, “We’ve Been Here Before.”

For many of us, this feels like “Deja Vu all over again…”  I love the phrase, which is attributed to Yogi Berra, my favorite Yankee of all time, on and off of the field. He was famous for his mangled use of phrases, (see some here) which always made sense….while being hilariously ambiguous. Two of my favorites are, “Always go to other people’s funerals, or they won’t come to yours,” and “nobody goes there anymore…it’s too crowded.” But I digress…

But, if it feels like we have seen “Moe’s Ark” before….it’s because we have. Kinda…

If you played the the “Christmas/Winter/Solstace” (it was convoluted) update in December 2015, then you likely already have “Moe’s Petting Zoo” in your Springfield.

So this entire event, may feel a bit like, “We’ve done this before.” Because, we have…kinda.  But, in many respects, I’m going to have to say that like it or not (I’m not a huge fan), EA is listening to us once again, at least about a handful of things that we were complaining about. In this case, it’s not so much the content, as the way they played their hand(s) at placating some of the problems.
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Moe’s Ark Act I – Prize Guide – Discount Lion Safari Entrance


There is a whole story arc that comes with the Ark, but none of it is actually related to the “Ark” mythology, thankfully. This all has to do with Moe’s ability to snatch animals, and have the good citizens of Springfield do their best to build, man, and promote the Springfield Zoo, which is not to confused with Moe’s Petting Zoo…even it had nothing to do with Moe being petted.

The first “Major Prize” on the Prize Track is the Discount Lion Safari Entrance
Let’s take a look…
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Moe’s Ark – Act One Calendar and Numbers You Need to Get It All

I am a little bit worried, I have to admit.  The last time there was an Ark floating around, it signaled a “Great Flood” that washed away all of the sinners of the world.  Now…with the current heat conditions and fires out west, I’m not saying we couldn’t use a little water. But, if the Ark signals something else…I’m fine to pass on this event.

You don’t feel the same?  You are all jacked up about getting a whole mess of animals and places to put them? You aren’t worried about getting left behind?

Well…I’ve SEEN the Ark…and it really is a wonder to behold…even if  it might leave you behind.

Let’s take a look at what you will have to do to “Get it ALL!” at least in Act I…but, be forewarned, “Greed” is one of the sins that got a bunch of folks left on “the wet side.”
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