Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
We’ve got a little Stonecutter Black Market sale going on in Springfield right now. Items from the original Stonecutters Event are back in Springfield for a limited-time. While a lot of players will already have the items, I know many TSTO noooobs are wondering if any of the items are worth adding to their Springfield. So we’re here to break it all down for you!
Wondering if you should add any of the Stonecutter items to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button, let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these secret society items to your Springfield!
Remember: These items WILL leave our games (for purchase) on 2/11/15 at 0800 GMT (3am EST)
We’re going to do these similar to how we’ve done Premium rewind items in the past…we’ll break each one down briefly & link back to the older posts about each one. Let’s start with the All Seeing Eye…
Decoration: All Seeing Eye
Donut Price: 100 Donuts
Conform-O-Meter: Obedience +10
Earns: $200, 22xp/8hrs
-Limited-Time Stonecutter Item
-Cool item for your Springfield!
-Served a good purpose during Stonecutters, it helped earn more emblems. Now it’ll only generate cash
-Offers no bonus %
-Can be a bit out of place in Springfield.
Premium OR Freemium…
During the event this is an item I recommended purchasing. It served a purpose of helping to earn more emblems. Now it’s another cash generating “building” for your town. As with all other Stonecutter items, this is one where you’ll have to take a look at what you really want to get it. I suggest thinking about seeing the item in a friend’s town. If it’s something you’ve really been wanting now’s your chance to pick it up. But if it’s something you feel like you can live without, I would save your donuts for something a little better that comes up…
Should I Buy
Decoration: Stonecutter Table
Donut Price: 120 Donuts
Conform-O-Meter: Gluttony +10
-One of the more iconic Stonecutter items to return
-Fun outdoor task with it involving Homer, Wiggum, Krusty & Number 51
-Can earn 10 free donuts from it (details here)
-Was previously a free item (prize)
-Cannot be rotated
If you have the Stonecutter skins for any of the following: Homer, Wiggum, Krusty or #51…buy this. The task is one of the best in the game…and you’ll be singing “We Do!” every time you see it. (Note: characters don’t actually sing the song).
This one is a toss up. If you don’t have any of the Stonecutter skins I wouldn’t waste my donuts on this one. Beyond that it’s really going to come down to how many donuts you have & how badly you want the table. In the end 120 donuts (110 if you do the donut trick) is a lot of donuts…and a lot to spend on a table that serves no other purpose beyond that task.
Character: Number 51
Donut Price: 100 Donuts
-Premium character for your Springfield, will earn 50% more on all cash and XP
-Phone home animation is hilarious
-Initially came with a fun little questline
-Pricey. 100 donuts is a lot for a Stand Alone character
-Very minor Stonecutter character, only seen for a split second in the episode
Unless this is the one character you don’t have from the event and you REALLY want him, I’d pass this time around. Although I did spend the donuts on him when the event hit, I often forget he’s part of my Springfield. Plus 100 donuts is really pricey for just a character, especially with so many other things looming on the horizon (still waiting for the Winter Event & then we should see a Spring Event as well). At this stage in the game I don’t think he’s worth the donuts.
Plus remember EA brought him back during Halloween this past year, so you may be able to pick him up again during Halloween 2015.
Of course that’s just my two-cents! I can’t tell you what you should or should buy. I can only tell you what I would do & honestly I’d pass on all of these right now. Although I did pick up the premium items the first time around for the event, but they worked with the context of the event. It’s up to you to make that final decision. Just remember…whatever you decide these items WILL leave our games (for purchase) on 2/11/15 at 0800 GMT (3am EST) so make your final decisions quickly!
What do you think of the Black Market Event? Did you pick up any Stonecutter items? Thoughts on the items making a coming back? Anything you already had? Something you hope returns? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!