Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Well, here we are on the morning of the end of the Easter Event. Will it finally be over today? Or will EA extend it, with out letting anyone know? Will the items be up for sale after the event is over? Only EA knows the answers…but we should all know in a few hours.
In the meantime…have you been following the advice for the end of Easter? Are you ready for what comes next? Or do you still want to stay in Easter mode for a bit longer? Have you made one last push to get those last eggs and see if you’ve won what you most wanted? Or have you completely given up? And the final, and most important question, did you break down and spend donuts in the 11th hour?
When I last left off my Eggs-perience tale I had detailed my adventures in egg-getting during this Easter Event, and broke down the struggle I was having between the Completest in me and the stubborn side…who did not want to spend a single donut on eggs. The Stubborn side was winning…up until yesterday morning, when the Completest took charge. I managed to acquire all of the items, while spending a few donuts, except for the one I coveted the most….Father Sean. Which is ironic because pretty sure the 10 Commandments say “thou shall not covet thy neighbor”. But as a Catholic AND a Completest how could I not covet Father Sean?!
I left it yesterday morning with the stubborn side regaining control, and the refusal to spend anymore donuts on eggs….for now. So what did I do? How did I fare in the final hours? With just 11 Gold Boxes till the magic guarantee number, would I break down and spend just a few more donuts? Let’s see who won in the end the Completest or the stubborn one….
After my post yesterday I had just ELEVEN boxes to go until that magic number of 50, when Father Sean is guaranteed to unlock. ELEVEN Boxes! How could I just walk away from that? From the start of the event Father Sean was the one character I really wanted in my Springfield. As a Catholic how could I not want a Priest roaming my streets? And now to come so close, how could I just stop?
So I continued to play the update, as I had been playing from the start. Trying to zap as many bunnies as I could, collect from my characters, grow carrots & collect from neighbors. From this method I was able to earn enough Blue eggs for 2 more tries yesterday morning, which promptly yielded 300 more Gold Eggs and a pond. I had already had 300 Gold Eggs so this gave me enough for 1 more Gold Spin, which yielded…..a Fence. But that was ok, because now I only needed 10 more till the magic number.
So throughout the day I continued to tap & zap, and sometime last night I realized that I only had 100 Gold Eggs left in my bank. I realized that even if I generated enough blue eggs to earn another chance and won Gold Eggs, that would still leave me 100 Eggs short of another try. So, I gave up on the collecting, kind of.
Normalcy started to return to my Springfield. When Ralph was finished collecting his latest batch of Eggs I decided it was time to finally send him on his field trip with Lisa to the Fudge Factory. He worked hard over the last four weeks, he deserved a little fun. And Crazy Cat Lady…well I figured it was time for her to stop throwing bunnies and start throwing some cats! As I finally got her questline going. But I still reset Homer’s task. Since it’s only 12hrs, I knew I could collect from it in the morning and still have a shot at something. It was kind of my just in case task reset.
So this morning I went into my Springfield, finished out any tasks that were still open, zapped more bunnies, harvested carrots for the last time, relieved Witch Marge of her duties, collected from my MK machines and have enough for another go at a blue box. Knowing a gold egg win wouldn’t be enough for me to get an extra spin in Gold I decided to wait a bit on it.
Then I had a very detailed conversation with Bunny. Going back and forth on if I should or shouldn’t spend the 50 donuts on 9 attempts (10 was the magic number) or just let it go. We went back and forth on it…well I should say I went back and forth on it, Bunny just listened. Then she finally said “You’ve been talking about Fr. Sean since the update hit. I know you, you’re going to go insane if you don’t get him. Just spend the 50 donuts and go for it, otherwise you won’t shut up about him.” I agreed. At this point I already spent 50 donuts trying to get him, those 50 donuts I won’t get back. Even if they made him for sale after the update, as a premium character, he’s going to cost way more than then 50 additional donuts I’d need to get him now. So to the premium store I went.
I purchased one final truckload of Gold Eggs. 50 donuts for 9 spins. Saying to myself, “I’ll be really ticked if I get him on the first try. But I’ll also be really ticked if I don’t get him during these 9 spins.”
First attempt….Pastel Fence. “Whew, ok.” I thought ” Not on the first spin.”
Second attempt….250 pink eggs. “Still good” I told myself.
Third attempt….Kang Topiary. I was starting to get a little nervous.
Fourth, fifth and sixth attempts….250 Blue Eggs, Kodos topiary & a Pink Basket. “Oh the irony of getting a pink basket NOW. Where the heck is Fr. Sean?! Only 3 more chances!” I was getting worried I’d need to figure out a way to get that 10th try.
Seventh attempt…Easter Gate. “Why don’t I go to church more?! Is this my punishment for missing Church on Sunday?!”
Eighth attempt….Pastel Fence. “What the heck do I need another fence for?! 48 flipping Gold Boxes and NO FATHER SEAN?! What gives?!”
Finally, my ninth and final attempt. I tapped the 500 egg button and watched the items rotate through. Slowing down…heading towards another flipping Gate and then it happened. The prize box stopped on…Father Sean! After 49 attempts and 175 donuts (50 on blue eggs, 125 on Gold) Father Sean was mine!
It was as if the clouds parted and angels sang.
Ok maybe not quite that experience…but I was still thrilled nonetheless! Now I just need a Catholic Church in my Springfield to complete the look! 😉 11
So here’s my final haul from ALL of the boxes:
-22 Easter Fences (x3 so 66 total)
-11 Pastel Fences (x2 so 22 total)
-5 Easter Gates
-2 Beach Umbrella and Towels
-2 Easter Trees
-12 Easter Ponds
-10 Egg Piles
-6 Kodos Topiaries
-5 Kang Topiaries
-Egg Council Guy
-Chirpy & Bart
Now my Easter is complete! And yes in the end…the Completest won. Did you really expect anything less? 😉
How about YOU? What was your overall Easter haul? How many ponds, fences, piles etc did you end up with? Any last minute donut stories to share? Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!
And don’t forget…if you haven’t already done so…make sure you share your Easter results in our Ultimate Easter Poll! We’ll be sharing the results with everyone in the next couple of days!