Special thanks to Kim (kimberlyah794) for helping out with this post. Y’all may know Kim from the comments and from some guest posts during the Winter Event. Thanks for the help, again, Kim!
Greetings from the frozen wasteland of northern Indiana, fellow tappers! We’ve been snowed-in for a few days here, which has allowed me to really get into my game. Yay (?)!
This event has brought us some new and tempting ways to spend our precious sprinkles, including La Belle Frottage. Now I know you might be wondering if this is worth YOUR donuts, but don’t fret! We’re here to tell you what’s worth the donuts and what you might want to hold off on.
Wondering if you should add La Belle Frottage to your casino strip? Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this questionably-named casino to your Springfield!
Building/Decoration: La Belle Frottage
Donut Price: 185 Donuts.
Bonus: Awards 480 Club Card Points for the event
Earns: $110, 15 XP/4 hrs
Conform-o-Meter: Vanity +50
Leaves stores March 29th
– Earns event currency
– Another item for your casino strip
– Unique and cool looking building
– The name kills me (I speak German and a little Russian, but no French, so I had to use a translation tool online. This is a family-friendly zone, so I won’t include the translation here, but feel free to look it up.)
-The Sea Captain has a 16hr task there, but right now it’s glitched so the task has no name…
-Earns a lot of Club Card Points when purchased (480 )
-Will probably earn cash once the event is over (We won’t know for certain until the end of the event. But, in the past, this has been the case with buildings that earn event currency.)
– Animated – lights on tower and around roof and balcony blink
– No questline
– HUGE – I mean it’s massive, although with the new land that came with the event, this may not be a deal-breaker
– Just another building to sit there, unused in your town
– Expensive for what it is/does
– Doesn’t come with a character (not a big deal for me, but I know this matters to some players)
This one is a toss-up, in my opinion. It looks cool and earns event currency, but otherwise, it doesn’t do much. AND, event currency is pretty easy to obtain, especially if you have most or all of the characters that can play at the casino. I’d say, if you like it and you can afford it, get it. If, for you, it’s too expensive or an “I can take it or leave it,” then leave it.
Unless you are really hurting to earn event currency, I’d stay away from this one. It looks cool, but it really offers no other benefits to your town and is an expensive land-hog. I’d save your hard-earned donuts for something more beneficial down the road. There is a lot of event left, and you may want to save your donuts for items available for sale in the next two acts.
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 I did buy this one. Whatever you decide, just remember this is an item for the event that’s better the earlier you purchase it. So if you’re on the fence, I’d say try to make your final decision in the next couple of days…this way you can get the most benefit over the rest of the event!
There you go, my friends, the full skinny on La Belle Frottage.
What do you think of La Belle Frottage? Are you still thinking about purchasing it or wanting to see how the event pans out the next couple of days before you make a decision? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!
Again thanks to Kim (kimberlyah794) for her input on this post!