Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Looks like Ol’ Gil has made a return to Springfield…and this time he’s brought loads of Oktoberfest gear with him!
Going through all the details now…so as always we’ll be back with more in just a bit…
P.S. This Gil deal hitting now tells me we’re likely to see Halloween (assuming EA does an event this year, which I have no reason not to believe they would) next Tuesday or Wednesday (October 6th or 7th)…
So as you should all know by now Gil deals are donut deals. So if you have no interest in spending donuts…pass on them. There are only 2 new items associated with this event, everything else is either in the store already or returning from a previous event.
As always we’ll do Should I Buys for items we don’t already have them for…just give me a little time to assess and get them written up 😉 Initial thought process…with the exception of maybe Beer Stein Wiggum (who’s initially jumping out at me..) save your donuts for Halloween.
Now onto the content…
FIRST let’s talk about a couple of changes NOT Oktoberfest related..
In your regular store menu (check new and premium sections) you’ll find the IRS Drone. It’s now been released to our games for 50 donuts. From what I can tell initially, it doesn’t do anything other than fly around Springfield.
Now onto the Oktoberfest Gil Deals….
Gil: According to my “Kill Yourself Tomorrow!” daily affirmation calendar, this week is Oktoberfest! do you know what that means?
Uter: Ja! Oktoberfest is my favorite holiday. It combines ze gluttony of Thanksgiving with ze overeating of Halloween!
Gil: Here’s a phrase ol’ Gil never head: you’re in luck! I’ve got fun German and beer-themed things, plus you get donuts back with every purchase.
Wiggum: German stuff, eh? Anything festive yet slimming for a police chief once voted both “Most Handsome” and “most likely to doctor superlative results?”
Gil: I’ve got just the thing. It’s in the store for a limited time!
If you don’t go into the store right away…
Gil: Not interested? In me or the merchandise? Both? That’s what everybody says…
Everything ends October 6th, 2015 at 0800 GMT. Various Deals expire on different dates, so be sure to check the timers in your store.
As we’ve seen with some other Gil deals in the past this will be released in waves. With some stuff hitting today, more coming on Friday and still more to be released on Sunday.
This is also a rebate Gil deal. So spend the donuts up front and you’ll get some back once you make the purchase. Not a bad deal…if you have the donuts.
Here’s what’s available today…
The Hungry Hun and Uter- 160 donuts (regular cost) and you’ll get 45 donuts back when purchased, for a net cost of 115 donuts. Should I Buy. Uter did not have a costume last year for Halloween. (doesn’t mean he won’t this year, just saying last year he didn’t have one)
Boardwalk Fountain- 75 Donuts (regular cost) and you’ll get 30 donuts back when purchased, for a net cost of 45 donuts. Should I Buy.
Oktoberfest Gate- 40 Donuts (regular cost) and you’ll get 15 donuts back when purchased, for a net cost of 25 donuts. 2% bonus on all cash and XP (Vanity +500) 1×6 in size and the flags at the top are animated when purchased. Leaves October 2nd a 0800 GMT.
Unlocks Friday 10/2
Beer-N-Brawl and Lurleen- 140 Donuts (regular cost) and you’ll get 40 Donuts back when purchased, for a net cost of 100 donuts. Should I Buy.
Duff Beer Tree- 10 Donuts (regular cost) and you’ll get 3 Donuts back when purchased, so a net of 7 donuts. .25% bonus on all cash and xp. (was free during Christmas 2014…sorry the only image I had on it was snow covered)
Unlocks Sunday 10/4
Preparatory School and Greta- 180 donuts (regular price) and you’ll get 50 Donuts back when purchased, for a net cost of 130 Donuts. Should I Buy. Greta did not have a Halloween costume last year.
And those are the details behind the Oktoberfest deals!
What are your thoughts on Gil’s return? Anything you’ll grab right away? Anything you’ll pass on? Waiting for Halloween? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!