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Interesting Info found on raw updates files of tapped out (spoilers!)

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  • glennsoe
    203 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    I saw him some time ago with the pop up - been waiting for him since..
  • mitsuhoney
    261 posts New member
    edited December 2012
    ^^ Geez you need to simmer down now...
  • Amazin2u
    215 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    Rubbing my hands together in a Mr. Burnslike manner....can't wait to acquire these items heheh.
  • WaLkiNoNwAtErR
    397 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    Who u talking to?
  • sticksmcfly
    14 posts
    edited December 2012
    Wow I can't believe that we get to celebrate Whacking Day!
    (That usually has an entirely different meaning in my house.)
  • spiffshine
    1978 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    rs876 wrote:
    Whacking day sounds...DUMB.

    Why do you even play this game? Your negativity has been pervasive lately... I miss the old, fun rs876. Wanna go have a few pints with me and turn that frown upside-down? :D
  • Bamhour
    5 posts
    edited December 2012
    I am assuming this is all put on hold?
  • Marcovarius
    558 posts
    edited December 2012
    The fact that we already know of that update must means its coming soon because we usually know about the updates a few days before if I'm not mistaken. right? :P
  • QCOuTLaWz
    596 posts
    edited December 2012
    So is this why I haven't seen Gil yet? Others have already though so I dont get it.. And I'm talking about today not last week

    Others have probably seen him because they were playing Tapped Out right after the event started and before EA sent out the update that disabled him.

    Others seen him cause theyre all jailbroke-cheating *.
  • battyguy
    1123 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    Would have like a sale on donuts. You have to figure lots of people will get itunes gift cards. Maybe in january when we are all broke? :P
    Is there anyone out there?
  • roadrunner1132
    73 posts
    edited December 2012
    battyguy wrote:
    Would have like a sale on donuts. You have to figure lots of people will get itunes gift cards. Maybe in january when we are all broke? :P

    Great shout! I'm after krustylu studios and santa's village, definately want dr. nick too. But I'm anticipating this sale first lol
  • robbalvey
    20 posts
    edited December 2012
    battyguy wrote:
    Would have like a sale on donuts. You have to figure lots of people will get itunes gift cards. Maybe in january when we are all broke? :P
    That and I assume that when I see things like this...
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    There is no reason to put the donuts on sale when many of us are playing like crazy and buying them. As much as I want a sale, too, I'm going to bet its gonna be on hold until they see a lull in players after Christmas.

    EDIT: Why does this forum not allow bbcode???
  • Calerock
    312 posts
    edited December 2012
    What is this whacking day?
  • robbalvey
    20 posts
    edited December 2012
    Calerock wrote:
    What is this whacking day?
    From the Simposns wiki: http://simpsons.wikia.com/wiki/Whacking_Day

    It's actually from a fairly popular episode from season 4. It's cool to see them implementing things like this as there is so much lore from the series to pull from, there is almost and endless supply of characters and story lines.
    "Whacking Day" is the twentieth episode of The Simpsons' fourth season, and originally aired April 29, 1993.[1] It concerns the fictional holiday "Whacking Day", celebrated annually May 10, in which the citizens of Springfield drive snakes into the town square, then club them to death. The episode was written by John Swartzwelder and directed by Jeffrey Lynch; Barry White, who had expressed a wish to appear in the show, guest stars as himself. It was pitched by the "animal conscious" George Meyer who wanted to create an episode against the mistreatment of snakes. The episode includes the first appearance of Superintendent Chalmers. It features an Itchy & Scratchy parody of Oliver Stone's JFK, and won a Genesis Award.

    During an inspection by Superintendent Chalmers, Principal Skinner lures Bart, Jimbo, Kearney, Dolph and Nelson into a utility basement with the promise of free mountain bikes and locks the door. Bart escapes through a ventilation shaft and takes Groundskeeper Willie's tractor for a joyride, crashing into Chalmers. Having lost any chance of a promotion, Skinner expels Bart. After he is quickly expelled from a new private Christian school, Marge decides to homeschool Bart.
    Meanwhile, Kent Brockman announces that Springfield's annual "Whacking Day" is approaching. Each year on May 10, the people of Springfield drive snakes to the center of town and beat them to death. The tradition appalls Lisa. Barry White arrives to begin the festivities, but is disgusted when he discovers what the holiday is about. Bart learns the true origin of Whacking Day and suggests to Lisa that they lure the snakes to safety by playing music with a lot of bass and putting the stereo speakers to the ground. White helps by singing "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe," attracting hundreds of snakes into the house.

    The pursuing crowd arrives, but they are soon turned around on the subject of Whacking Day by Bart's newfound knowledge. It turns out that the day was actually invented in 1924 as an excuse to beat up the Irish. Mayor Quimby, not knowing the city has had a change of heart, shows up with pre-whacked snakes and is booed. Skinner is impressed with Bart's efforts and welcomes him back to the school, but then realizes in horror that the bullies are still in the utility basement. Racing to the school with the mountain bikes to avoid a potential lawsuit, Skinner tells Willie if the bullies are dead, they make for Mexico. Willie agrees, but privately mutters that he will turn Skinner in at the first tollbooth.

    Writer George Meyer, who was very "animal conscious," was interested in writing an episode related to an annual ritual held in a Texan town, where the townspeople would beat rattlesnakes with sticks. Meyer did not have time to pen the episode himself, so the idea was given to John Swartzwelder. The subject matter of "beating snakes" worried the staff who thought that many would deem it cruel, even though the episode's message is against the mistreatment of snakes. The episode's first act was one of the shortest the staff had ever written at that time, roughly ten pages in length, but with no ideas to expand, they left it as it was. Due to this, the main plot does not start until the beginning of the second act, as the writers could not come up with much material for it. In order to speed up animation, director Jeffrey Lynch "begged" storyboard artists Kevin O'Brien and Steve Markowski to help him with the episode. The three spent months on the episode. Barry White had wanted to guest star on the show, and so he was written into the plot. He sang "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" specially for the episode, rather than using a recorded version.

    The song Grampa was supposed to sing in his flashback, showing how he posed as a German cabaret singer in World War II, was "Falling in Love Again (Can't Help It)" by Marlene Dietrich. The staff could not get the rights to it because, according to the people who own the song, "everybody makes fun of it". Much of the flashback was pitched by Conan O'Brien. The episode marks the first appearance of Superintendent Chalmers. The staff wanted to introduce a boss for Skinner, and Wallace Wolodarsky pitched his name. Much of the dialogue and interactions between Skinner and Chalmers were ad-libbed by Harry Shearer and Hank Azaria.
  • andith26
    32 posts
    edited December 2012
    This Post apparently is true, may not in dates but at least Gil Appeared !!!
  • Bamhour
    3 posts
    edited December 2012
    I really hope burns manor and the wiggum house are coming up here real soon
  • OrdealByFire
    916 posts
    edited December 2012
    Awesome findings. Whacking Day doesn't surprise me at all as an update, and I'm looking forward to that.
  • Gjoene
    6 posts
    edited December 2012
    After teh Xmas patch I had 2 more updates. The first including Gil, and yesterday evening the second. Can you check if there is anythign new added for future updates?

    Thank you!
  • WaLkiNoNwAtErR
    397 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    OG Christmas file find
  • buttermilk615
    18 posts
    edited January 2013
    Is there a different thread on the cache files subject that's active? I haven't seen mention of some of the other promotions.. . Was curious to know if EA prefers that we not discuss these openly, or if the promos have already occurred and are old news etc.
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