The Stonecutters have finally arrived in tapped out after months of demand and months of rumors and speculation. However has EA been planning the Stonecutters for a while now? As the countdown to the new year began EA sent us tappers a little Happy New Year message along with some dialogue by Homer. This dialogue included the subject of what the future of 2014 could bring to tapped out.
Here is the dialogue by Homer and how the subject of The Stonecutters was hinted to us during the start of the year:
Homer: Veeery funny!
– Fine, I’ll stop complaining for now.
– But there better be some awesome stuff planned for 2014
– Like the Monorail, and the Stonecutters, and a proper version of Sideshow Bob…
– and those are just a few of the great things I found on the internet!
So as you can see EA used this set of dialogue to notify players that they know what we want. And after six months, the Stonecutters arrived! However what about the other things that were mentioned in that part of the dialogue? Like the Monorail and the real version of Sideshow Bob! Are we likely to get these items as well for future updates? Possibly the answer to that is YES!
However you might be thinking we can’t just go off one set of dialogue. So I gathered some other information that suggested future updates. Another part of the New Years update is that Homer asked for his Car to be added to the game, here is the dialogue:
Homer: Now, we’re talking!
– Now I want some of those premium buildings. And a new car!
– It’s not like it costs you guys anything to design and implement them. They’re just pixels.
Another example that EA has hidden spoilers of future updates in dialogue is during the episode tie-in for ‘What Animated Women Want’. During that update Comic Book Guy talked about a -SPOILER ALERT- of a Japanese girlfriend. 9 months later after this update Kumiko arrived! His Japanese girlfriend.
As you can see EA gave us a very early spoiler for the upcoming release of Kumiko. This was something that was just ignored as many people didn’t think of it as a spoiler but just as a piece of dialogue in a quest! Instead of looking in the files for spoilers, EA gave us one clear in-game spoiler for the release of Kumiko.
So whats next? All that is left from spoiler dialogues are the Monorail and the real version of Sideshow Bob. As we have seen with the Kumiko spoiler this could happen any time in the game however since this set of dialogue was specifically talking about 2014, we could be expecting the Monorail and the real version of Sideshow Bob being released during the next six months of 2014!
Happy Tapping, Nathan.