Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Looks like the trifecta of updates has hit us today. Tuesday we got Act 2, Wednesday we got the THOH Episode Tie-in and today we just got the XP Collider!
What is it? What does it do? What the heck do I want that for? All that and more will be revealed below the fold
as soon as I go through it… 😉 Back with more in a bit…(looking into the Frink deal…i’ve got to check a low level game)
Ok guys…for the life of me I can’t get anywhere with Frink’s deal some of you are seeing.
I’ve tried 5 different games…still can’t get it to trigger. So I’m completely flying blind on that at the moment. Wondering if it’s an out of the US deal? Or something else is just screwy with it….gonna do a little more research and see if i can find anything… (in the meantime if someone wants to email me (TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com) a screen grab of the deal I’d appreciate it ) Ahha! I finally got Frink’s deal to trigger! (It triggered for me once I completed the XP collider quest) More details on Frink’s deal below the fold
Note: Several of you are reporting the Office of Unemployment is back. Yes. That came back with yesterday’s App Store Update…you can see the top of this post for more on that.
So things will start off for you with some auto start dialogue from Homer…
Glayvin the Score Pt.1
Homer: Rebuilding Springfield used to happen so fast–five minute jobs, hour-long build time– but now it’s taking forever.
Lisa: Maybe it has something to do with escalating lumber costs…
Homer: Yeah, or maybe the game designers are trying to slow us down because they’re running out of content.
Frink: Ahoyvin! While that use to be the case, it’s not anymore. There’s tons of stuff still to do…and I’ve found a way to race through it!
At this point you’ll be asked (told) to place the XP Collider in your Springfield…it’s free and 7×7 in size…
Then to show off what it does..and explain it to you a little more you’ll get part 2 of Glayvin the Score….
Glayvin the Score Pt.2
Frink: Behold…the XP Collider! With this machine, and a bit of what you might call ‘hard work’, you can increase your efficiency by five hundred percent!
Homer: Ugh. Can you just tell us what it does in lame-mans terms?
Frink: It makes stuff awesome. Give it a whirl with a simple task!
Homer: I’ll do the simplest!
Make Homer Play with his MyPad- 45s
Homer: OH MY GOD. What is this feeling? Most American car horns honk in the key of F. Every time you lick a stamp, you consume a tenth of a calorie…Reindeer like to eat bananas. Wait…reindeer like to eat BANANAS?? What is happening to me? Why do I know all this useless but super cool stuff? I feel… S-M-R-T. Smart.
Frink: That is the miraculous work of the XP Collider. From now on, every time someone does something in this Springfield, everybody will get the intellectual benefits.
Homer: Does that mean I can sit around and do nothing from now on and reap the benefits?
Frink: Well, you still have to get up periodically and recharge the collider.
Homer: Get up?! UGH, it’s always something!
So in simple terms…what is it/what does it do?
It increases your XP on everything over a period of time by 5x. When you clear jobs or buildings you’ll see blue XP popup and award you extra XP…
When it’s active your XP Bar will also turn to the same blue color..
Why the heck do you want it?
Well it boosts your XP level quickly…could help you level up faster or get to the bonus round for free donuts quicker.
What does it cost?
Well, like a lot of things the first try is free and then it’ll cost you after. The first 24hrs of the XP Collider arriving in Springfield are free…after that it’ll cost you donuts to recharge it (see you wonder what EA was doing giving away all those free donuts).
Here’s the cost breakdown:
Should I use it?
Personally…I don’t think it’s worth it. The cost itself doesn’t make sense. And often times if you level up quicker than your game play (i.e. XP says a higher level than your game play does) you’ll get stuck and wonder why you can’t unlock more. It doesn’t pay to level up fast via XP when you’re still moving slow at quests/character unlocks.
Plus if you wanted to use this for donut farming it’s not worth it. I’m not a fan of spending donuts to get free donuts. You should be saving all of your free donuts for something you want…especially if there’s a free way to get more donuts. You’re still way better off spending in game cash (i.e. the freemium way) on blood mobiles and rat trap delivery trucks to get loads of XP for free.
So in the end…enjoy the first 24hrs and then I’d just ignore it after that.
Best Use for It While It’s Free?
If you’re on the max level of TSTO (Level 58)…buy LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS of Blood Mobiles and Rat Trap Trucks…you’ll get LOADS of free donuts. (via the Bonus Round)
And there you have it…the breakdown on the XP Collider…
Now once you’ve completed the XP Collider questline you’ll get Frink’s Special Offer to popup. Note: this will ONLY appear if you don’t have any of the mystery buildings or Mystery Characters..the list includes:
Duff Man & Duff Brewery
Frink & Frink’s Lab
Otto & the School Bus
Try ‘N Save
This means..if you have 1 of those buildings/characters you will not see this deal.
Here’s the deal…
So for $5.99 in the US (not sure what it is in other countries…feel free to discuss in the comments) you’ll get:
-The 10 Day Collider Pack…so 10 days of 5xp
-1 Premium Character Mystery Box
-1 Premium Building Mystery Box
This is a GOOD deal. If you have the money and can, take this deal. But wait until your free 24hrs are up before you get it. That way you get the most out of the XP Collider.
Note: if you close out the deal and are looking for it again…you’ll find it in your store, it’ll look like this:
What are your thoughts on the XP Collider? Can you justify spending the donuts for the XP Boost? Will you be spending the donuts? Do you still farm for donuts via Rat Trap Delivery and the Blood Mobile? How about Frink’s Deal? Will you be taking it? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!