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As expected, Whacking Day ended without a countdown or fanfare – just an App Store/Google Play update that hit at about 4pm Central. By 5pm Central, the whacking was at an end. Here’s a summary of what happened to the Whacking Day characters, tasks and decorations at the end of Whacking Day:

  • The Snake Rocks, Snake Logs and Hollow Snake Trunks still have the snake appearing out of them, but no longer produce snakes. Instead, the bonus that has always been there is now clearly identified (when you store them) as 2%, 2.5% and 2.75% respectively, all adding to your bonus multiplier. (By the way, if there is still a handshake icon over any of these and the game crashes when you tap on them, just store them and replace them, then everything should be fine),
  • Characters doing Whacking Day tasks just stopped doing them and the tasks disappeared.
  • All the snakes and eggs simply disappeared, too.
  • Lumpy the School Snake is no longer available.
  • The Duff Stadium, Tatum and the Coliseum, and Miss Springfield and the Sleep-Eazy Motel are now available in the premium store for 90 donuts, 190 donuts, and 225 donuts respectively. They are permanent items, not limited time. However, the tasks for Tatum and Miss Springfield pay the regular rate rather than the premium rate.
  • Ninja Homer can still do all his tasks, but they now pay out in game dollars at the premium rate, rather than in snakes.
  • Bare-chested Willie can still wrestle snakes, but now earns cash for it!

And if you’re having trouble updating the game because your device is telling you that the App is “not available in your country”, don’t believe a word it says. Try deleting and reinstalling – but remember to go and check that that your “Confirm Donut Spend” option is turned on if you’ve had to do this.

Now to go and relax my Whacking finger.

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I’m getting this question a lot, so here’s a repost of the answer to the burning question of the day…

With the end of Whacking Day so close, a lot of people want to know what will happen to the snakes and eggs at the end of the event. Before I answer that, here’s a recap on what’s happened in the three previous events:

1. Halloween: you collected Candy to buy treats (the prizes) and you vandalized your friends’ towns with eggs and toilet paper. At the end of the event, the candy and the eggs simply disappeared.

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2. Christmas: you collected Santa Coins and used them to buy prizes. For the last few days of the event, you could trade your excess Santa Coins for Mystery Stockings that contained reindeer or donuts.

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3. Valentine’s Day: you collected hearts primarily through Valentines from friends and used them to buy Valentines buildings and decorations. These were priced so low that most players had hundreds and hundreds of hearts left over – so for the last few days of the event, a Heart Grinder was introduced to turn all those excess hearts into cash (but not donuts).

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My guess is that this event will end a little like the Halloween one, and that the snakes and snake eggs will simply be there one day and gone the next. The Whack Boxes already work as a kind of snakes for cash or donuts trade and, after all, the eggs are supposed to be given away rather than and hung onto. And those hidden eggs that you just can’t find should disappear, too.

And, really, a Snake Grinder is just too gruesome to event think about.

The Whacking Day extension has at least given many people who didn’t think they had a chance at getting all the prizes to lots of people who didn’t think they had a snowlflake’s… and that means we probably need another Egg Buddy post.

I know that not everyone likes the idea and I truly understand why – if everything was working as it should, we would all be dividing our eggs between all our friends and we’d all be moving along at a steady pace. But, honestly, it doesn’t always seem to be the case.

For those coming across the idea for the first time, egg buddies put the social into the snake eggs for friends part of the game. It came about because many players hardly ever saw eggs in their town. They weren’t getting eggs, and when they were, they had no idea where they came from. An egg buddy should be someone that you can count on to regularly deliver you the snake eggs that help boost your snake count. The way it works is that you agree to drop a certain number of eggs in a specific location in each other’s towns each day, either for a certain number of days or throughout the event. That way you’re sure to get eggs from someone and you’ll know who they’re from as well.

Being an egg buddy requires committment and integrity: a committment to helping out another player even if you get to your target first; and the integrity to keep to the deal you’ve agreed to. If you’re prepared to trade equally and fairly and help another player or players to the end, then here’s the place to put your fresh egg buddy requests, and for your post to appear here and here’s the information you’ll need to put in your request:

1. Your origin ID
2. Generally, where you are in the world
3. Your current snake total
4. How many eggs you’d like to exchange each day
5. Where you would like them to be left

And if you’re answering an egg buddy request, please be sure to give the same information at minimum. It doesn’t work if the other person doesn’t know who you are (and if the information isn’t there, I won’t be letting responses to an egg buddy request pass through moderation). It’s also important that, like any relationship, it’s important to build up a bit of trust first – go step-by-step and start small, rather than just delivering all the eggs you have.

So, go on – find yourself an egg buddy so that you can help each other towards those great prizes.

And here’s a little bonus from Mark:

If you have found your egg buddy, I’ve started “attempting” to track them in a Google Doc:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnJ0tovdxlj9dDY0Ni1KaElIS3d5aEFnSlAxNE9ydEE&usp=sharing

I know a lot of us play when we are nowhere near our computers, but I thought that this might at least help some of us out.

After you find your buddy:
– Put YOUR Name
– Put YOUR Buddy’s Name
– Have your BUDDY put how many eggs they left
– Have your BUDDY put last time they left eggs
– Have your BUDDY say where they left them

Let’s see if we can find who is sharing the most eggs! Are you game?

I’ve left the doc open and publicly editable – will shut it down after Whacking Day is over.

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As we said earlier, Whacking Day has indeed been extended by another week until May 16th. There are hundreds and hundreds of comments queuing up on that post, and some have got pretty strong words on expressing their feelings at this move by EA. So, here’s a proper poll so we can see what proportion of players think what. Please vote below, although remember only one is recorded per IP address. Sorry if you can’t spot your comment at the bottom; for this poll most comments will be deleted, especially ones asking for eggs. If you want to do that, go to the egg buddies page – proper woeful stories may be accepted.

Also, it’s a topic I’ll be covering in OMIX – so keep your eyes peeled for that.

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Just a reminder about this week’s poll, which asks you to indicate where you are in the Whacking Day event.

The results are looking a little better than those from the poll of about two weeks ago – at this stage it looks like about 50% of readers of this blog are on track for Miss Springfield and some or all of the Whack Boxes.

If you haven’t voted, please do so (only one vote per IP address is counted, though). Otherwise, take a look to see where everyone else is.

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Once you’ve whacked that last snake and claimed that last Whack Box, nothing happens – or at least nothing much. No sirens, no streamers, no characters breaking out into a victory dance. There’s just a message congratulating you for winning everything there is to be won.

It’s all a bit anti-climactic, actually – although it’s still possible that EA have a reward planned for all this on Whacking Day itself, May 10. (And, before you ask, I really don’t know the answer to that one!)

Personally, like Lee, I want that snake trophy that you tap on to get to the prize screen. I think I earned it! Or perhaps EA can send us each one of these:

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Image from: http://blog.epromos.com/hot-products/one-more-doughnut-for-the-road/

Here’s the daily update – and just a bit of warning that tomorrow’s is likely to be a bit late as I’ll be spending most of the morning flying to Japan. I’ll probably prepare it in advance and autopost, so there may be a delay in clearing comments through moderation. Apologies in advance.

May 6 is Day 26 of the Whacking Day event and there’s only a few short days to go until May 9, when the snakes leave Springfield. Remember, we don’t know exactly when on May 9 it will end, so try to stay a little ahead of these numbers.

Here’s where you need to be before the end of the day:

If your May 9 target is all the prizes and all 10 Whack Boxes: You’ll need to be whacking 775 snakes a day and have put 20,150 snakes in your inventory by the end of the day US time. That earns you another Whack Box.
If your May 9 target is Miss Springfield and the Sleep-eazy Motel: You’ll need to be whacking snakes at the rate of 431 a day and have put 11,206 snakes in your inventory by the end of the day. You’re so close that you should really try to push that number a little higher. Apologize to your families in advance.
If your May 9 target is Springfield Coliseum and Tatum: You’ll need to be adding about 345 snakes a day to your inventory. By midnight US Central time, you should have collected around 8,970 of them. Really, you can do more – stay up a little later this evening.
If your May 9 target is Bare-chested Willie: You need to be gathering about 259 snakes a day. By the end of the day, you should have around 6,736. Consider avoiding all social contact during your lunch break to push this number a bit higher.
If your May 9 target is the Pet Snake: You’ll need to collect about 190 snakes every day. As of the end of today, you should have 4,940 in your inventory – how are you planning to use your commuting time this evening?
If your May 9 target is Duff Stadium: You need to be collecting about 146 snakes every day. By the end of the day you should have 3,796 of them. How much do you really want that Stadium – because at a push, you can probably get it today?

If you need some help getting to your targets, either add as many friends as your game allows you to, or find an egg buddy. And if you’ve already got there, don’t forget to thank anyone that helped you, here.

If it’s your first time here and you want to read the basis for the calculations, take a look here (for all ten prizes and the Whack Boxes) and here (for everything else).

Just by the way, this is the most I’ve received from any of the Whack Boxes I’ve earned so far – and it also happens to be the least they contain. Oh well.

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With only a couple of days to go, this is a question that many people who haven’t managed to whack their way to all the prizes are asking. Before I answer it, though, let’s look at how many donuts you would need to go from the Snake Statue to Miss Springfield):

Prize Level Prize Snakes Donuts
6 Duff Stadium 4250 125
7 Pet Snake 5500 125
8 Bare-chested Willie 7500 200
9 Tatum / Springfield Coliseum 10000 250
10 Miss Springfield / Sleep-Eazy Motel 12500 250

This means that if you only managed to whack your way to the Snake Statue, but you really want Miss Springfield, you’re going to need 950 donuts to get all the way to the end. And if your question is “should you?”, it all really depends on what you can afford, whether it’s actually worth that much to you to get these limited time items – and that means deciding whether they’re really worth 50 real world dollars.

Of course, with an Elite Whacking License, 100 friends, an egg buddy, and some time over the next couple of days, it is possible to bring yourself closer to the top of the prize range. But, really, at this stage, if you’re at the Snake Statue or the Duff Stadium and want Tatum or Miss Springfield, it may be that the only way to get yourself within reach of either of them will be to use some donuts.

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Looking at my list of things to write about, I think I may have said just about all there is to say about Whacking Day. There’ll be a repost or two this week and possibly one or two new Whacking Day-related posts, but with only a few days to go, it’s almost time to go back to business as usual. And that makes me a bit happy, because I’ve been dreaming snakes and snakes eggs for a couple of weeks now!

One of the things that’s been missed in the Whacking Day deluge is reporting on poll results, so it’s time to catch up. In a poll a week or so ago, I asked whether you would be buying or had bought Ninja Homer, and the results surprised me a little given how much everyone had been looking forward to this costume for Homer before the event:

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73.08% of the readers of this blog decided that the price for Ninja Homer was just too high at 120 donuts – and only 26.92% had made a decision to buy him or had already bought him. While his snake-earning powers were considered useful, there were also many premium items that produced far more snakes per donut spent. Perhaps there are some pricing lessons in this for EA – even Fruit-Bat-Man at 90 donuts had more support than this.

Remember, though, if you’ve been thinking about buying Ninja Homer, you’ll only be able to do so until the end of Whacking Day on May 9. And for those who have him, Ninja Homer’s snake-earning powers will disappear with the snakes. Like Mr. Plow and Santa Homer, Ninja Homer will then become another costume for Homer that lets him earn at a premium rate.

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May 5 is Day 25 of the Whacking Day event and it is still scheduled to end at some point on May 9. As we don’t know exactly when on May 9 it will end, it certainly pays to stay a little ahead of these numbers. But there’s still some weekend left in many parts of the world, and that’s the time to get ahead of the game, so on Lugash’s instructions, I’m including some stretch goals today!

Here’s where you need to be by the time the sun goes down across the Americas (and probably a bit before that).

If your May 9 target is all the prizes and all 10 Whack Boxes: You’ll need to be whacking 775 snakes a day and have put 19,375 snakes in your inventory by the end of the day US time.
If your May 9 target is Miss Springfield and the Sleep-eazy Motel: You’ll need to be whacking snakes at the rate of 431 a day and have put 10,775 snakes in your inventory by the end of the day. But try to push it to 11,000 if you can.
If your May 9 target is Springfield Coliseum and Tatum: You’ll need to be adding about 345 snakes a day to your inventory. By midnight US Central time, you should have collected around 8,625 of them. But if it’s Sunday in your part of the world, try to push it to 9,000.
If your May 9 target is Bare-chested Willie: You need to be gathering about 259 snakes a day. By the end of the day, you should have around 6,475. You can probably get to 6,750 with a bit of effort, though.
If your May 9 target is the Pet Snake: You’ll need to collect about 190 snakes every day. As of the end of today, you should have 4,750 in your inventory – but try and get to 5,000.
If your May 9 target is Duff Stadium: You need to be collecting about 146 snakes every day. By the end of the day you should have 3,650 of them. Try and push it as close as you can to 4,000.

If you need some help getting to your targets, either add as many friends as your game allows you to, or find an egg buddy. And see what the weekend brings – with a bit of extra whacking, you may be able to raise your sights.

If it’s your first time here and you want to read the basis for the calculations, take a look here (for all ten prizes and the Whack Boxes) and here (for everything else).

And remember that, if it’s still Sunday in your part of the world, this is the last Sunday you’ll need to spend whacking snakes! Use it wisely!

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I’ve known about this Bluestacks for a while, but I haven’t posted on it. But it turns out that there’s good reason to post on it now – and that’s because it’s a helpful solution to the problem faced by many Android players of the game becoming inaccessible following large egg drops. While the problem can usually be resolved by going in on someone’s Apple device, not everyone has access to one. If you’re in that situation, Bluestacks gives you another way of getting things moving again yourself.

Here’s what Torrentninjauk has to say about it:

There is a program that will let you play Tapped Out on a PC and a Mac (and, in fact, play other Android games as well). It’s called Bluestacks and you can download it from http://www.bluestacks.com. Choose the program version that suits you, install it and then Run. You can then Install “The Simpsons Tapped Out”, locating it via the “Search” then install. All you have to do then is play.

Alternatively, if you already have the .apk file on your PC, you can put it into a new “apps folder”, double click, and it installs into Bluestacks. Then, you can play.

On a Mac, the setup is a little different. You won’t be able to install the .apk file from the desktop. You’ll need to run Bluestacks, install the Browser, and then enter the url of the .apk file. It will then download and install.

I play The Simpsons Tapped Out on a 27′ iMac, and I’ve also got it working on my MacBook Pro.

The program simply runs Android apps on a PC or Mac, which is great if your device memeory hasn’t been able to handle a large egg drop. Even though the egg drop crashed your game, going in through Bluestacks should allow you to collect up all your eggs so that you can play it once again on your mobile device. And that’ll mean you’ll be able to stay on track for those prize targets over the last few days of Whacking Day.

You can find a tutorial for it at : http://english.blog.eazel.com/how-to-install-and-play-the-simpsons-tapped-out-on-your-pc/, which is where the image below comes from.

To find out more about Bluestacks, see this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BlueStacks

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It looks like around half of the readers of this blog will actually get all 10 prizes based on this weekend’s poll (you can find it here). In most cases, it’s been with a lot of help from friends, egg buddies and donors. And, with that in mind, here’s something suggested by Natalie 29977:

I was wondering if you’d be able to do a ‘Thanks’ post so people can thank others for giving eggs.

I’ve been giving back to those whose initials I could understand but some I haven’t been able to and some people have given anonymously and if there was a proper place for people to write them, everyone would know.

Without a way to communicate your thanks directly through the game, this is where you can thank the people who have helped you to meet your targets. And I’d like to kick things off by thanking one of the most generous egg donors around, johnnyc! I really appreciate all your help!

Just a note: Please don’t make egg requests in the comments to this post – unfortunately, they’ll just be deleted. This is for thanking people only. If you need an egg buddy, this is the pace to go – http://wp.me/p35pG7-1Nw.

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With the end of the Whacking Day event just a few short days away, the question of exactly when it will end keeps coming up. And, the answers is, we really don’t know.

It could end anytime on May 9 – it could be sometime during the morning, it could be the afternoon. And it may even be that the event actually ends the morning of the following day US time – but honestly, there’s nothing to indicate that yet, so it’s just as well to plan for the event to end early in the US East Coast business day on May 9 to avoid just missing out on the prize you want.

If you’re cutting it fine in your whacking targets, use Sunday to get yourself ahead of the game. If you’ve read some of the comments on the daily whacking targets post, it’s certainly possible to do so, even without spending donuts. And it seems, based on this weekend’s poll, that around half of the readers of this blog will make Miss Springfield at least.

So, take a look at where you are now, where you want to be, and see what you’ll need to do over the weekend to get you there.

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May 4 is Day 24 of the Whacking Day event – and I know to some of you it feels a little more like week 24. Here’s the daily update on where you need to be in approximately 12 hours from the time this post goes up:

If your May 9 target is all the prizes and all 10 Whack Boxes: You’ll need to be whacking 775 snakes a day and have put 18,600 snakes in your inventory by the end of the day US time. You’ll earn another Whack Box.
If your May 9 target is Miss Springfield and the Sleep-eazy Motel: You’ll need to be whacking snakes at the rate of 431 a day and have put 10,344 snakes in your inventory by the end of the day. The Coliseum is yours!
If your May 9 target is Springfield Coliseum and Tatum: You’ll need to be adding about 345 snakes a day to your inventory. By midnight US Central time, you should have collected around 8,280 of them. You’ll well on the way to your goal.
If your May 9 target is Bare-chested Willie: You need to be gathering about 259 snakes a day. By the end of the day, you should have around 6,216. Push through this weekend, and you’ll have no problem getting Bare-chested Willie.
If your May 9 target is the Pet Snake: You’ll need to collect about 190 snakes every day. As of the end of today, you should have 4,560 in your inventory. Keep whacking for Whacky.
If your May 9 target is Duff Stadium: You need to be collecting about 146 snakes every day. By the end of the day you should have 3,504 of them.

If you need some help getting to your targets, either add as many friends as your game allows you to, or find an egg buddy. And see what the weekend brings – with a bit of extra whacking, you may be able to raise your sights.

If it’s your first time here and you want to read the basis for the calculations, take a look here (for all ten prizes and the Whack Boxes) and here (for everything else).

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Time for OM 8..

It’s hard to believe its been eight weeks since the first edition of Outsiders’ Musings back in March. Thanks for your support and readership; it’s been amazing. Still, I suppose I had better muse and give tips for this week.

Whacking Day has been a large and fruitful event for many; the number of prizes has been far greater than those for any past event. But with it all ending on 9th May, those who are trying to get the prize they are aiming for will be frantically tapping every snake and egg they see, to collect those precious snakes in exchange for prizes. But here’s the thing: Whacking Day has been much more of an “earning” event. This has come from EA in response to the Hearts during Valentine’s which had a low value and could be collected in scores with the prizes not really costing very much. Here, you’ve had to really work at getting the snakes, or you won’t get the prizes. I don’t have a donut budget, so even with a hundred friends I’m haven’t got Bare-Chested Willie yet. However, the first few prizes don’t cost cash and require a relatively low number of snakes to get, so at least nobody has missed out if they aren’t getting the eggs they need.

And on a different note, please continue to send your arty snaps of unique town planning or weird screenshots of borked texture glitch buildings in through the comments section below – and you can keep a picture of your whole Springfield using the guide here. So long, and happy whacking!

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Whacking Day is in its final stretch, and I’m getting to the last of the posts on the Whacking Day prizes. Miss Springfield has the longest of the prize quests, so there will be two posts walking you through them. This post takes you through the first of her quests – More than a Pretty Face – A Pretty Body Too.

1. More than a Pretty Face – A Pretty Body Too Part 1 If you’ve whacked enough snakes to put 12,500 of them in your inventory, you’ve well and truly earned Miss Springfield:

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Once you’ve completed the 24-hour Sleep-Eazy Motel build, she arrives and joins the ranks of your C-List Celebrities:

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2. More than a Pretty Face – A Pretty Body Too Part 2 Miss Springfield appears slightly confused by her reception (she has a conversation with Homer, who doesn’t need to be free):

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Homer: Excuse me, Ma’am Springfield, but those aren’t people. Those are snakes.
Miss Springfield: All men are.
Homer: We’re whacking them with sticks if you want to join in.
Miss Springfield: When I was awarded Miss Springfield, I said I wanted to protect all the creatures of the world. But I only meant the cute ones.
Taking Homer up on his offer, Miss Springfield joins in the Whacking Day festivities by attempting to whack snakes for the next 12 hours (and earning you 5 snakes for her efforts!).

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3. More than a Pretty Face – A Pretty Body Too Part 3 Miss Springfield decides that she really isn’t cut out for exertions of this kind and, at the same time, inadvertently reveals one of the hidden tragedies of the pageant circuit:

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Miss Springfield: …and mama always said that no one would love me if they knew how I smelled.
So, Miss Springfield heads back her room at the Sleep-Eazy Motel to spend 12 hours staying and washing her hair.

Her quest continues in A Model Life

May 3 is Day 23 of the Whacking Day event and there’s less than a week to go until it’s all over. Here’s where you should aim to be by the time the sun goes down across the Americas if you want to meet your targets!

If your May 9 target is all the prizes and all 10 Whack Boxes: You’ll need to be whacking 775 snakes a day and have put 17,825 snakes in your inventory by the end of the day US time. You’ll earn your fifth Whack Box.
If your May 9 target is Miss Springfield and the Sleep-eazy Motel: You’ll need to be whacking snakes at the rate of 431 a day and have put 9,913 snakes in your inventory by the end of the day. The Coliseum is so close that you should be able to smell it.
If your May 9 target is Springfield Coliseum and Tatum: You’ll need to be adding about 345 snakes a day to your inventory. By midnight US Central time, you should have collected around 7,935 of them. You’ve got Bare-Chested Willie and you’re on your way to your final goal (and who knows, with an extra bit of effort over the weekend, Miss Springfield might be possible after all).
If your May 9 target is Bare-chested Willie: You need to be gathering about 259 snakes a day. By the end of the day, you should have around 5,957. You’ve got Whacky, the pet Snake, and you’re well on the way to Willie’s rippling muscles.
If your May 9 target is the Pet Snake: You’ll need to collect about 190 snakes every day. As of the end of today, you should have 4,370 in your inventory. You’ve got the Duff Stadium and Whacky is well within your reach.
If your May 9 target is Duff Stadium: You need to be collecting about 146 snakes every day. By the end of the day you should have 3,358 of them.

If you need some help getting to your targets, either add as many friends as your game allows you to, or find an egg buddy. And see what the weekend brings – with a bit of extra whacking, you may be able to raise your sights.

If it’s your first time here and you want to read the basis for the calculations, take a look here (for all ten prizes) and the Whack Boxes) and here (for everything else).

And a big thank you to mysticbob for this Simpsons character parody of Samuel L Jackson from the movie Snakes on a Plane:

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As Miss Springfield takes so much effort to get towards, I thought I’d do a premium-character style post weighing up whether it’s worth the extra time and effort to collect the 12,500 snakes that lets you get her for free. So, without further ado, here are some reasons why Miss Springfield and the Sleep-Eazy Motel justify all that extra whacking and some reasons why you may decide to stop at Tatum.

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First, the reasons in Miss Springfield’s favor:

1. She’s a female character and, as many people have commented, those are few and far between.
2. The Motel, a bit surprisingly for something that’s meant to be sleazy, has a size, shape and color scheme that makes it a pleasing addition to your game. You can see what it looks like here.
3. To jump from 9th prize to 10th with donuts would cost you 250 donuts – which indicates that if she is ever available as a premium item, she’s going to be priced at the more expensive end of the range.
4. She comes with two quests (which is part of what makes me think we may see her in the premium store at some point).
5. She has a nice range of tasks, as you would have seen in yesterday’s post, with my favorite being her 60-minute task to open an event (it’s great if she does this while Mayor Quimby is giving a speech). My second favorite is her 3-minute joint task with the Mayor – but there’s only so many times you can send them off to the motel together for their “meeting”.

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And here’s why you may not think she’s not worth all that extra effort:

1. She has no voice – which, all things considered, is a probably a good thing, partly due to reason 2…
2. She may be a female character, but she’s certainly a very stereotypical dumb blond. In fact, one of her tasks is to take reading lessons, underlining the game’s own joke that the writer’s don’t know how to write for female characters. But then Homer is not exactly the most positive male role model, either, so there you go…
3. You believe that she’ll become a premium character and are really tired of all that snake-whacking.
4. You don’t approve of extra-marital relationships with Mayors or anyone else.

I’m a big fan of limited-time items and an even bigger fan of them when they’re free. I’ve been doing lots of whacking while I commute to get her and I know that, at some point in the future, when Whacking Day is a dim, distant memory, I’ll be really glad I did.

Now excuse me while I go and treat the callous on my whacking finger.

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Miss Springfield and the Sleep-Eazy Motel are at the apex of the prize list, and many people are wondering whether she’s worth the effort to whack your way to her. There’s a post coming on that (but the short answer is that, on balance, I think she is). You’ve seen the Motel already (and if you missed the post, you can take a look here) – but what exactly does she do when you get her?

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Miss Springfield has two quests – a Whacking Day quest and another one that involves an evening with Mayor Quimby (discussing campaign contributions, I’m sure). As she’s a free character, none of her tasks earn at a premium rate but, oddly for the last prize you can win, she has a Whacking Day task that earns you snakes.

Here’s what you’ll be able to send her to do (if you don’t have her already):

Task Length Cash/Snakes XP
Attempt to whack snakes (outdoors) 12 hours 5 snakes 100XP
Enjoy an evening with the Mayor (indoors at the Motel) 3 minutes $12 4XP
Open an event (outdoors at the Town Hall) 1 hour $70 17XP
Go for a waxing (indoors at Jake’s) 4 hours $175 45XP
Take reading lessons (indoors at the Library) 8 hours $275 70XP
Stay in and wash her hair (indoors at the Motel) 12 hours $420 100XP
Work it (outdoors) 24 hours $600 150XP

Unfortunately, she’s a voiceless character, so you won’t be able to hear exactly what she and Mayor Quimby are discussing.

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With an announcement on the official Facebook page and on Twitter, EA has confirmed that the end of the Whacking Day event will be May 9.

This is what the message says:

“LAST CHANCE to earn your free Whacking Day gifts. Put your batons to work and get those snakes before the event ends on May 9.”

That probably settles the question of whether there’ll be an extension to the event. So, sometime on May 9 (and we don’t know exactly when, yet) remains the deadline we’re all working towards.

And just to answer in advance the questions I know are coming – I think the snakes and eggs will just disappear at the end of the event, as happened with the Halloween currency.

HomerJS

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