Should I Spend Donuts On the Blarney Castle?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well after a few hour absence, Gil is back in Springfield!  Why?  Because he’s feeling lucky and wants to sell you stuff you didn’t think you needed until Gil said you did!  (afte rall it worked on Moe & Homer)

So what’s he offering this time?  Well…for a limited-time (ie until, Monday 3/23) you can purchase the Blarney Castle!  Blarney Castle is a premium building for your Springfield.

Now I’m sure you’re wondering…”is this something I should take Gil up on?  Or am I better off saving my donuts for something better?”  Well…before you hit that confirm button, let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this good luck castle to YOUR Springfield!


Building: Blarney Castle
115 donuts
$200, 22xp/8hrs
Vanity +100

-Animated when in use, a bird flies around and lands on various parts of the castle.
-Offers a decent payout
-Comes with a a short questline for Homer and Flanders & one for Moe. (1 task each)
-Looks cool and one of the new new St. Patrick’s Day items for 2015

-Once the short questline with Moe is complete (his quest uses the castle, Homer & Ned have outdoor quests) no one will use the castle.
-A bit overpriced for what it is/what it does
-Not from Springfield.  (still from the show, just not from Springfield)

Final Thought:
I’m still on the fence with this one.  I like the look, but I’m starting to feel like I have enough castles in Springfield.  Plus this one doesn’t have any tasks associated with it after the initial questline.  So while it looks cool and earns at a decent rate, I still may be passing on it.  Right now I’m at a 70-30 split (with 70 against and 30 for) and I’ll make up my mind before the weekend is over.  Honestly, the only reason I’d see to purchasing this (even if you’re a freemium player) is if you have a ton of donuts saved up, you really love the look of it and maybe you don’t have a ton of other castles in your town (I’ve got 3 from Clash of Clones plus Queen Helvetica’s castle as well).  Otherwise, you might be better off saving your donuts for something better down the line…

Honestly freemium players…pass on this one.  For what it is/what you get your donuts will be better spent on something else.  So save your donuts and skip the Blarney Castle…no matter how hard Gil tries to sell you on it.

Of course in the end it’s your decision, we can only tell you what we would/wouldn’t do…and I can tell you this is one I’m leaning against.  Just remember…whatever you decide this IS Limited-Time so be sure to make your decision before Gil leaves Springfield on at Monday 3/23!

What do you think of Blarney Castle?  Your thoughts on Gil bringing it to town?  Did you purchase it?  Why or why not? Where have you placed it?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

66 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts On the Blarney Castle?

  1. The only missing building that I was not interested in getting (honestly, how many castles do we need in our towns?) but I still got it, thanks to the new ‘Mystery Box’ dynamic… which by the way, I really enjoy so, not really complaining just sharing! 😉

    • I just got it in my mystery box as well, otherwise, I wouldn’t have bought it. But for 70 donuts, it was still a great deal. I LOVE the mystery boxes!

  2. Got it for 80 D’s not bad that’s to the Irish update

  3. I think I am all castled out now in TSTO. Although it looks cool, it is also much smaller than I expected. So I think I am going to pass on it.

  4. I’m leaning against. I was so happy that O’Flanagan’s was available again. Got such a kick out of seeing him dance a jig in my neighbor’s towns. The castle looks neat but I’m leaning towards the Sham Rock Cafe or Wishing Well if I make a second doughnut purchase for this event.

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