Should I Spend Donuts on the North Pole Station?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s Christmas in Springfield!  Time to hang the stockings and stock up on donuts because there are new Christmas themed premium items in our stores!  Now I know you may be trying to decide if these are worth YOUR donuts, but don’t sweat it!  We’re here to tell you what’s worth the donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

And of course some of you have gotten your Christmas wish…in that if you missed it, you can now get the Monorail!  (via the North Pole Station)  Many of you probably saw this popup in your game the other day…

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Wondering if you should add the North Pole Station (and it’s included tracks) to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this festive station to your town! 
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Building: North Pole Station
Donut Price:
160 Donuts
Earns: 
$150, 15xp/8hrs
Conform-O-Meter Impact: Obedience +10
Size: 8×12
Leaves the game January 2nd

Pros:
-Comes with 18 additional tracks
-Comes with it’s own monorail car (unless you connect it to tracks that attach to another station, then it’s just 1 car for all the tracks) So if you missed the Monorail Event here’s your chance to get a Monorail!
-Comes with a short questline (task for Bart)

Cons:
-Pricey for just another station
-If you missed the Monorail Event, or the Rail Yard, you have no way of earning more tracks for this station.  So 18 is your max.

 

 

Final Thought:
Premium Take:
This is one of those…if you like it get it items.  If you want the station and you think it looks cool pick it up.  Or if you’re really mad you missed the Monorail Event and REALLY want a Monorail in your Springfield.  Otherwise pass.    Personally, I’m passing on it.  Just doesn’t have enough benefit for me to pick it up..

Freemium Take:
Again….stay away…stay far far away from this one.  In my opinion, it’s just not worth those hard earned freemium donuts.  There’s no real benefit to adding it to your town, other than having an additional station.  And if you missed the Monorail the last time it was in Springfield, ask yourself is 160 donuts (which I could spend on charcters etc) really worth it for 1 Monorail station and 18 tracks?  In my mind, this is a complete freemium pass.

Here’s a look at the short questline that comes with it…

Poles Apart
Otto Auto starts (even if you don’t have him)

Otto: Hey, little dude.  Wanna come join the fun on the Polar Express?
Bart: I dunno Otto.  You can barely control a school bus.  Now you’re running a monorail to the North Pole?
Otto: Monorail’s easier.  I can drive it with my eyes closed.  Which I plan to do.
Bart: Maybe I will come along…I need to see what list Santa’s got me on this year.  I’m not getting “naughty” six years in a row!
Make Bart Ride the Monorail- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp
Bart: Yo Otto, this train is just going in circles.  When are we gonna get to the actual north pole?
Otto: No can do, little dude.  My pole privileges have been revoked since the accident.
Bart: Bu you said to come ride the Polar Express!
Otto: I plowed into Santa and his sleigh.  You can’t get away with that without making a lot of elf enemies.  Unfortunately this is as good as it gets until Santa chills out and gets the “cool” gene.

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 as a premium player I’m passing on this one.  Just not worth it to me.   However, this IS a limited-time item.  So if you’re thinking about getting it make sure you make your final decision before it leaves our games.

What are your thoughts on the North Pole Station?  Will you be spending the donuts to bring it to your Springfield (or did you already)? Where have you placed it?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you! 

46 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on the North Pole Station?

  1. I’m not sure exactly if you’ve answered this but I haven’t found the answer yet. Is there station awnings/extensions pieces or whatever they are called, like the rest of the stations ? I got this in my mystery box from xmas and it didn’t come with any but I sure would have loved to have them.

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  2. Got it with the mystery box from Christmas (others I got were Animal shelter and a Burns costume)! Finally some use for all the tracks I collect every week to obtain the weekly 5 donuts!

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  3. Writerandreader

    Did this station come with additional side buildings at one point? I received this as a bonus for the mystery presents(I was hoping for the Animal Shelter) and wondered if you could have ever added on. I like the design but don’t think it’s that great of a prize…

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  4. I ❤ all the new themed Monorail Stations EA offers , except I think they should be for 60 Donuts (150 is too much for a Building that doesn't come with a new Character) ….

    Sorry Noobs, I wish you were tapping when we had the Monorail Event (3 permanent Stations + the ability to make Tracks AND earn Donuts), but please stick around this year and see what EA offers 🙂

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  5. Thanks so much, you saved my donuts.

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  6. Did u guys noticed, taht there is no front door on the north pole station?

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  7. Hi everyone and happy holidays! I took a break from tapping but came back today and saw SO MUCH happened while I was away. I was thinking about this one, but no one is talking about if it comes with station pieces or not. You know, stairs or platforms. Thanks you guys! 😁🍩

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  8. Does this monorail earn donuts like the other one is supposed to? I missed the previous event and would love the abilityy to get some on a regular basis.

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    • The monorail stations themselves do not mak any donuts. You get to donuts each week for completing the five rail yard quests (and 16 mixed pieces of monorail)

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  9. I was definitely taken for a ride on this rail system. Thinking that I was getting something great I spent the donuts to buy it. I set up my track and have been searching high and low looking for more tracks. What I didn’t know prior to purchasing this expensive system is that this was part of a previous giveaway and that I could not obtain any further tracks. This really really urks me!!! There should be a warning telling gamers that missed the initial monorail system that you can no longer get any tracks. I just wasted all of those donuts since I cannot get any more tracks. I won’t be doing that again! On a side note, I am not sure if it is a bug in the game but when I keep pressing on the Simpson house to get presents (Naughty or Nice), it keeps giving them out. I have collected over 15,000 bows by continually pressing on the house and still counting. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this. Knowing my luck, the bows will now be useless and were probably for an earlier prize.

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    • Hang in there. Since there are continuously new players and the monorail is such a big bit of programming, I am almost certain the ability to expand will come along at some point. As for the bows, I wish!

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  10. talon8770 / Rick

    This terminal is kinda cool but ive got the other 3 and getting straight track is a real chore. If this terminal came with 18 pcs. of straight track it would be a no brainer as Ive got like 15 curves 12 short and 7 wave shaped but no straight. Also I like that the terminal is smaller the others are kinda big and take alot of room such as Tetnus terminal and i hate storing stuff….. With that said Merry Christmas to every body and a Happy New Year….P.S. a special Merry Christmas to Alissa’s new little Christmas Angel GOD bless I hope she’s very healthy, Happy, and always well.

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  11. :O
    “Again….stay away…stay far far away from this one.”
    Yet, judging by the complete content and dialogue, Alissa *still* must’ve spent Donuts on this.
    Such dedication to the craft. Hats off to you, TSTOAddicts staff…

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  12. I want to jump on this one to build an Christmas / Easter area; however, what else can I buy? I have 3 stations now and most likely it will be back next year.

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  13. I got the Springfield dump and all that and got the rail yard but no stations so I got and I have a monorail

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  14. Oh no this and then Gil! I’m hemorrhaging donuts.

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  15. I want it more than the Krusty station (which I didn’t get) but 160 is kinda high. Silly since it pretty much requires the Rail Yard it should be at a cheaper price, especially during the holidays. 90 to 120 and I would have considered it. But they teased me with a bear for act 3 so who knows how many donuts I need to hold on to. Lots of good things on offer.

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  16. I bought it, as I had a whole “Christmas Area” thing going on. Then I decided to redesign my town, shift all the monorail stations I had (I only picked up three originally – I was on deployment during the event so only had a few days alongside to get what I did and it cost me a fortune in donuts). So far, the extra 18 track pieces have been more useful than the station, but – eventually – I will have a track that goes around my whole SF area and it will definitely be worth it eventually. Definitely. Eventually. ….Definitely.

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  17. I might be going a little (do)nuts but so far I bought everything new that was on offer. Including the North Pole Station. Couldn’t be happier with this Christmas event. Well… maybe if they would also offer station additions like for the other stations… But otherwise…
    Deck the halls with boughs of mistletoe 😉

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  18. I missed the monorail event and have been desperately envious of my neighbours’ trains. 160 donuts is a little pricey so I initially decided against it. BUT I finally have enough money to spend a little on donuts – just about to start the sixth and final year of my degree, which involves an internship which I’ll be getting paid for (finally). So I figured what the hell, why not, bought a few scratch cards and made the purchase. Monorail… Monoraaaiill…….. MONORAAAAAAIL!

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  19. Two postings, here and proper.
    Daily challenge is fixed. Close and restart. Update will occur.

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  20. WOOHOO! Xmas Tree Lot patch is available 😀

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  21. I know this has nothing to do with this but I got my update for the first day challenge. They corrected the glitch. It does an automatic update.

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  22. So i purchased this monorail station. I wanted a forth station in my springfield and I never purchased the krusty station during the monorail event. One thing I did notice is that the tracks on the north pole station are set forward in a different way than other stations. What I mean is that with the other stations the train tracks are two spaces from the top, whereas the north pole station is two spaces from the front. The issue with this is that if you have already developed a train station and would like to replace it with the north pole station, you will have to reorganize your track configuration for the tracks to line up with the north pole station. So basically the north pole station’s actual tracks are set much further forward than any other station. I have the main monorail station without any of its additions and I just wanted to put the north pole station in its place and put the main station somewhere else, this did not work and I needed to reconfigure the tracks around the north pole station for this to work, it was very frustrating so I just decided to put the north pole station elsewhere. The other annoying thing is that with only the 3 other train stations (i.e., all minus the krusty station) I have a 3 train monorail car roaming my springfield, now that I have the north pole station connected my train is permanently 2 cars long, its not a big deal but it looks much more compact and cheaper than it used to look. Overall I like having a 4th train station

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    • Thanks for posting this. I had enough trouble getting my monorail pieces to work and really don’t want the additional frustration. So I’m passing. 😀. Thanks again. Merry Christmas

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  23. I die a lot of thinking…… During a microsecond. I bought it. I’m a railway aficionado 😄

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  24. I was kicking myself for buying it at first. I had one of each of the four monorail stations in the four corners of my heights with four separate tracks weaving in and out of each other, months of work, no way I was going to tear it apart. I also didn’t want a monorail in my Springfield as I don’t like how much stuff it blocks out and after I got the Elfcot center I can tell space will be an issue again soon.
    But I got a piece of the new land in the heights (which I was planning to ignore) and found a gap in my track maze, there’s still a fair amount of open space that was awaiting more track pieces so now I have five tracks twisting around, couldn’t be happier with the purchase!

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  25. Like everything santa ♡

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  26. ..This year. …lol ♡ well trying too ….really hard …

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  27. I really want santa to visit. ..I have been good th

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  28. I sprung for it. I missed the monorail event and really wanted it. I guess at the end of the day, you spend on things that make you happy and this made me happy. Now if I could only get Springfield falls…

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  29. I agree as a Freemium player that it’s too expensive.
    If it was for 60 donuts rather than 160, I would have bought it.

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  30. Thanks but no thanks.

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