Hey Howdy Hey My Elfish Tappers!
Well….unless you’ve been partying a little too hard you know that Elves have taken over Springfield! Elves work hard and party even harder…so much so that even Santa bailed on Springfield! It’s your job to contain the Elves and send them back to the North Pole. In doing so you’ll earn Elf Bells..which will give you some awesome prizes!
With this event EA is repeating a similar prize structure to what they did for Halloween, only more prizes, and releasing the event (and prizes) in stages. For the second phase, which lasts until the event ends (Jan 13th), you can win 8 prizes by collecting Elf Bells. The Eight, and final, prize awarded at 22,500 Bells is the Tropical Island.
Let’s take a closer look at this island in the sea and just what happens when you win it it your Springfield…
WARNING Mild Dialogue Spoilers Ahead
Once you’ve collected 22,500 Elf Bells the Tropical Island will automatically be awarded to you and you’ll see this popup:
Much like Friendship Prizes, if you’re visiting a neighbor when you hit the 22,500 Bell mark this message will still popup and the island will be waiting for you in your inventory once you get back to your Springfield.
The Tropical Island will automatically be placed in your inventory, so you’ll have to go into your inventory to retrieve it. Just tap the “use” icon to place it in your Springfield.
Before you place it in your Springfield some dialogue will appear between Homer and Apu. This will prompt a short 1hr task with Homer. Here’s the full rundown:
Tropical Island Nofari
Homer: Your largest bottle of sunblock, Apu. I’m headed to a tropical paradise.
Apu: As someone born in the tropics, I can tell you it’s no paradise. People who live in hot places are always miserable, constantly getting bitten by nasty things, and just as fat as here but sweatier. Anyway, there’s enough sunblock in this bottle to cover over 23 acres of skin. Who’s it for?
Apu: You will need two.
Have a Water Expansion
Place the Tropical Island
Make Homer Apply Sunblock- 1hr, Earns $70, 17xp
Lisa: Dad! There’s a new island just offshore from Squidport! Even though it’s snowing here, it’s sunny and warm there.
Homer: Yeah, the game developers couldn’t figure out a way to explain that, so they just did it. Anyway, first we take six months of standup paddle board lessons and then island ho.
Completed Task Earns 100 Bells and 10xp
So here’s the deal with the Tropical Island:
-Decoration for the water.
-10×10 in size
-Can only be placed in the water
-No character interaction, no animation associated with it.
-Conform-o-meter: Vanity +1200
So that about covers all the details on this Tropical Paradise!
What do YOU think of the Tropical Island? Have you earned it yet? Where have you placed it in your Springfield? Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!