Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
YeeHaw! The Wild West has arrived in our pocket-sized Springfields! With bandits to tie up, guns to sling, gold to pan & gold ole’ Homer getting everyone all riled up! So bust open the vaults and grab those donuts because there are loads of new Wild West themed premium items in our stores!
Of course it wouldn’t be an EA Event without Gil popping in with an event themed offer, and this time is no different! And with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything because it’ll be gone soon. But don’t sweat it! That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.
Wondering if you should add the Bandit Hideout to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding Gil’s latest offer to your Old West Springfield…
Building/Decoration: Bandit Hideout
Donut Cost: 200 Donuts
Earns: Bandits/2hrs (it’ll generate however many bandits are currently spawning in your town, via the other hideouts. So if you’re up to 5, that’s what it’ll spawn…)
Conform-O-Meter Impact: Vanity +100
Leaves stores on May 4th…(May the 4th be with you..)
-Comes with a questline
-Adds a permanent 8hr task for Skinner, Martin, Database & Milhouse
-Generates additional Bandits, every 2hrs, in your town
-Animated when in use
-You already have several Bandit generating buildings..for free
Honestly, this is a premium pass for me. It’s overpriced for what it is/does. And I just don’t think it’s worth the 200 donuts. That being said, I know there are those of you who will buy this no matter what, or you already have it in your town…but for the rest of you, pass.
Here’s where I say something that makes many of you smile…stay away. Stay far, far away from this one. Don’t look at it, don’t think about it, don’t smell it, don’t covet it in your neighbor’s town. This is an INSANE buy for freemium players…200 donuts for something that’s huge and doesn’t come with a character. No thank you.
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’m passing on this one, sorry Gil! Whatever you decide, just make sure you make your final decision before it leaves our games on May 4th.
Here’s a look at the questline that comes with the Bandit Hideout:
The Three Compadres Pt. 1
Make Martin Make Introductions- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
The Three Compadres Pt. 2
Make Martin Martin Play Sheriffs- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp
Make Milhouse Play Sheriffs- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp
Make Database GM Sheriffs and Shootouts- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp
The Three Compadres Pt. 3
Make Martin Reconnoiter- 12hrs, Earns $420, 100xp
Make Milhouse Reconnoiter- 12hrs, Earns $240, 100xp
Make Database Reconnoiter- 12hrs, Earns $240, 100xp
The Three Compadres Pt. 4
Make Martin Lead the Assault- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
Make Vigilantes Assault the Bandit Fort-x3. 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp. Can send Milhouse, Database, Skinner, Comic Book Guy & Sea Captain
And that’s it, the complete breakdown of the Bandit Hideout!
What are your thoughts on the Bandit Hideout? Will you be picking it up? Or did you already? Where have you placed it in your town? Or did you tell Ol’ GIl to take a hike (And come back when he’s got some discount donuts to offer)? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!