Let’s establish a couple of things before we start.
First, some who know me, would say I have a “Cranky Attitude” when it comes to spending donuts on TSTO Items. I would prefer to use the word, “Pragmatic.” The sound you hear is my five daughter’s eyes rolling from points across the country. They HATE it when I use the word “pragmatic,” because they know there is some “common sense wisdom” coming their way, when they are making a decision.
Second…and even more important, as I learned a LONG time ago when it comes to raising kids, or giving advice to people you don’t know, I ultimately have no control whatsoever over the outcome. You are ultimately going to do whatever you want, exercising your “Free Will” to “Pull the Donut Trigger,” or leave said donuts with the “safety on.” (for the record, you should always have the safety on when storing your donuts).
Now…TO THE TASK AT HAND!
Should You Buy The Soul Extraction Institute- Robo Burns/Doggie Smithers Combo??
Pffffffffttttttttttttttt!! Throw Pragmatism Out the Door!
I Love This Weird “Cross-Dimensional” Dress Stuff. In that, I love imagining what the future would look like. Yes. I loved “Ex Machina” and am stoked that it is on
NetFlix Amazon Prime now…and I can watch my “future wife” lock up my future self in a closet and then run away into the “Real World” to leave a trail of broken hearts and broken bones behind her.
Too far? OK. Let me reel my intensity back a bit.
Here are the Details of the Combo
You Get a Very Strange and Interesting Building – The Soul Extraction Institute
You TWO Full Characters (they are full…not NPCs) – Robo Burns and Doggy Smithers
They are part of a New “Robots” collection of characters
This is a Limited Time Offer– It leaves the store at the end of Act I at Midnight August 30th – PDT
– Two Full Characters and Building at One Low Price
– Characters Come with Quest Line
– Characters Earn Update Currency
– Characters are Hilarious and Voiced
-Questline earns more Dark Matter (questline only, and 462 from questline)
– Building is HUGE (11×11)
-Outside the initial questline they do not help with the event
– These Weird Characters will be wandering around your Springfield forever (wait…is that a pro??)
PREMIUM BUYER – This combo is a ton of fun. It is a great value, and I bought it right away. As in BOOM! Done. It makes me laugh, and will continue to make me laugh for a long time, and you can’t place a price on that.
FREEMIUM BUYER– Again…I say Pull the Donut Trigger…especially if you are spending Bonuts (Bonus Donuts). This is one of those rare times when you are going to kick yourself if you miss this one (which I think you can do in the future, when we have robotic legs).
Final Note: The Institute lends itself to creative decoration. I placed my X-Ray Truck, and Beta Portal next to mine, with the random black hole hovering nearby. I wanted to make sure that the victim of the X-Ray truck had every possibility to “cross over,” after visiting the Institute.
Ultimately, It is Up to YOU! (Free Will and all of that). What do you think about this combo? Too weird? Not Weird enough? Or Just Right?
Here’s the quick stats:
Building: Soul Extraction Institute
Characters: Robo Burns & Doggy Smithers (FULL characters, not skins)
Price: 100 Donuts
Size: 11×11 (although this is in the post 😉 )
Earns: $200, 22xp
Conform-O-Meter: Obedience +20
And if you’re wondering my opinion on this combo….BUY IT! 100 donuts, 2 characters (not skins) PLUS a building…best deal I’ve seen!
Here’s a look at the tasks…
Robo Burns Permanent Tasks:
|Recharge Power Cells||1hr||$105, 26xp||Power Plant|
|Terminate Employee||2hrs||$285, 67xp||Outside, Visual (Requires Homer)|
|Play with Puppy Dog Smithers||4hrs||$520, 140xp||Outside,Visual (Requires Smithers)|
|Laugh at Mortals||8hrs||$420, 150xp||Krusty Burger|
|Clean his Circuitry||12hrs||$600, 150xp||Soul Extraction Institute|
|Create Weapons Grade Plutonium||24hrs||$1,000, 225xp||Power Plant|
Doggy Smithers Permanent Tasks:
|Power Doggy Nap||1hr||$105, 26xp||Burns Manor|
|Play with Robo Burns||4hrs||$520, 140xp||Outside/Visual|
|Scratch Virtual Fleas||8hrs||$420, 150xp||Burns Manor|
|Bark at Nothing||12hrs||$600, 150xp||Outside/Visual|
|Sniff Racing Dogs||24hrs||$1,000, 225xp||Springfield Downs|