NOTE: The Season 25 Premier update will unlock on 9/26 and the Halloween event will begin on 10/1
I’m sure by now most of you are aware of the update that just hit and although it was a big update, there wasn’t much added……YET. So I’m assuming most of it is for the upcoming updates which will make for a TON of spoiler type posts all over the Tapped Out universe. This post is about the initial dialogue that we do get right away. Before I start I gotta say there are a lot of pot shots at Tapped Out sites and even specific references to people. While I found it hilarious, it’s also an admission(finally) that EA is well-aware of these sites and their impact on the game. While it was more of a few funny insults, I took it as their way of saying “We know about you all and read your sites” I may be wrong but that was my take on it.
Anyway here’s the opening dialogue of the update. As usual with most updates, Homer starts it off:
1. Feeding the Trolls
Lisa: *sigh*”I wish we could have it at the end of the month like normal people.”
Homer: “I just want it to be over. It’s always so scary, with the aliens and movie parodies and main characters dying. All the rules are off!”
Lisa: “That’s because it’s non-canonical, Dad. Dying doesn’t count.”
Homer: “I know, but it still hurts. And this year I want to be prepared. Can you find out what’s going to be happening this year?”
Lisa: “Hmm, maybe. Let me check online.”
You will now be prompted to Make Lisa Read the Tapped Out Forum for 4 hours ($175, 45 XP)
Lisa: “Let’s see –friend request, friend request, get donuts for cash…”
Homer: “Isn’t that what donut shops are for?”
Lisa: “Ah, here we go! “Predictions for this year’s Treehouse of Horror update”…”
“JoshJeerer says it’s going to suck–helpful as always, Josh.”
Lisa: “Lamezino hopes it’ll be about time travel — it’s always about going back in time with them.”
Lisa: “And SpAndex had no luck this year with datamining OR datafracking.”
Homer: “I don’t get any of those jokes.”
Lisa: “The point is, no one knows what’s coming. We just know that it’s coming soon.”
Homer: “H-h-h-how soon?”
Lisa: “Well, we have a season premiere update to do first, but it’s small so I’d guess soon after.”
Homer: “Man, nothing happens around here for weeks and then it’s a bunch of stuff at once.”
Lisa: “I know, Remember this summer? You were building a theme park, running a mini-golf tournament and being in a reality show all at the same time.”
Homer: “Now that was scary.”
So there you have it. I think the fact that the task was called “Feeding the Trolls” was definitely meant to get the attention of everyone who frequents Tapped Out sites. Pretty funny if you ask me.
JoshJeerer is the resident troll of the EA forum, JoshSherer, a user that usually makes troll posts complaining of every update EA issues.
Lamezino is a reference to the Gamezino fiasco (we talked about it in august).
SpAndex is a reference to our good friend spAnser, owner of TSTONews.
As soon as we receive more confirmed information we will get it out to you as soon as possible.