Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Ah Autumn…leaves are falling, that crispness in the air has arrived and there’s a brand new season of TV on! Ok so it’s fall, and it still feels completely like summer (at least here in New Jersey) BUT…the last part is true. There’s a whole new season of TV shows…and the Simpsons Season 28 starts this Sunday! To celebrate the Season Premiere EA has launched a fun Episode Tie-In Mini Event in our games..something to gear us up for Sunday. So bust open those wallets, because there’s a store full of premiums just waiting for you!
And what better way to continue on with a little summer fun than the newest premium item brought on by this mini event…the Beach Hideaway?
Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks as awesome as this 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 Beach Hideaway to your Springfield? Heck just curious as to what the heck it is/does? Well before you hit that confirm button let’s breakdown all the ins, outs, pros and cons of adding this Ocean Front Hideaway to your town…
Building/Decoration: Beach Hideaway
Donut Price: 40 Donuts
Real Estate: 1.5 million when Purchased (just for Hideaway), 36.74 million when fully upgraded
Bonus %: 2% on it’s own, 20% when fully upgraded
Conform-O-Meter: All items are Vanity. Hideway itself is Vanity +200 each accessory part is Vanity +20.
Leaves stores October 4th
Yes, I know there isn’t a timer associated with it in the Build Menu (and I really hate when EA does that…) BUT this item is associated with the Season Premiere Event and is tagged in the files to leave when the Mini Event is over. You can choose to believe me or not, but honestly would you want to take the chance?
So I’m going to run this SIB a little different than past ones. It’s really going to be more of an item breakdown than anything. And for the purposes of this one I’m going to break players down into three new categories. Instead of Premium and Freemium, I’m going to break this down into:
-Those Who Buy Premium Items Because they Like Them
– Those Who Buy Premium Items Because They Want to XP Farm but still want their town to look nice (so “practical” purposes)
-Those Who Buy Premium Items Because They Want to XP Farm and Don’t Really Care if Their Town looks over cluttered it’s all about the Bonus % ….
And i’m going to start with my opinion on this one….
Here we go…
Let’s start with those who Buy Premium Items Because They Like them…
This is a FUN decoration. It’s relatively inexpensive and when fully upgraded it’s got some awesome additions. It can be a super neat addition to your Ocean and it’s a reasonable price. So I do think this is a win for those who just like nice items in Springfield. Pick up one of these 🙂
Now for Those Who Buy Premium Items Because They Want to XP Farm but still want their town to look nice
What I said above. This is a FUN decoration. Inexpensive and can add a nice feature to your Springfield. Plus when it’s fully upgraded it’ll yield a 20% bonus on all cash and XP! Perfect for XP farmers! However, because you’ve got to place every component in the water to get the full 20% bonus…and it can take up a TON of room when trying to make it look nice..I recommend only getting 2-3 of these. Otherwise you’ll have no room in your water for anything else.
And finally for Those Who Buy Premium Items Because They Want to XP Farm and Don’t Really Care if Their Town looks over cluttered it’s all about the Bonus %
Buy them all. Get all 5 and fully upgrade each. That’s 100% for 200 donuts. There isn’t a better deal in the game. And as far as space…well it doesn’t matter too much to you because you can just stack them all in a corner, get your bonus % and be done with it.
No matter what kind of player you are, you should grab this item (at least one of them). It’s inexpensive, looks awesome and offers a nice bonus % to give you a boost along the way.
Now let’s breakdown the Hideaway itself…
Much like other items in Springfield Heights the Beach Hideaway offers Real Estate Points as you upgrade the item. Something to give you a boost on your way to 1 billion (if you’re not already there). Here’s a breakdown of each level…and what’s required to unlock it..
And now let’s address some questions you guys may have…
Do I Need To Have All of the Accessories Out To Get the Fully 20% Bonus?
Yes. You MUST have every single accessory associated with the Hideaway out to receive the full bonus %. Items in storage DO NOT count towards your bonus %.
Is This A Hidden Bonus %, like the other Springfield Heights Items, or can I see this in my Conform-O-Meter Bonus Box?
This is not a hidden bonus. You will see it added to your total bonus % when you tap on your conform-o-meter stars
Will This Stay In Stores Forever?
No, as I mentioned above this is associated with the Season Premiere mini event and will leave stores on October 4th…so get it while you can.
Where Can This Be Placed? Can I Place it On Land?
No. Ocean only. It must go in your ocean water, but it can go Springfield Side or Springfield Heights side. Update…It can also be placed on the beach (sand).
How Many Do You Recommend Buying?
Like I said above…if you just like it for it’s looks I suggest at least 1. If you want the XP % but still want to have a nice looking town I suggest 2 or 3 (they take up a lot of room). And if you don’t really care how your town looks…you just want the most XP you can get, grab all 5.
I purchased 3. And all 3 are next to each other in my ocean on the Springfield side…
How Should I Place the Accessories? What Makes sense Design Wise?
It’s really up to you how you place them. That’s what makes this game fun! Everyone can add their own design/flare to their town. But here are a couple of examples from my game…
And here’s another design idea from ebron, thanks for sending it in! 🙂
And here’s another design sent in by Taz… 🙂
And here’s one from Corbe77:
And there you have it my friends…the full details on the Beach Hideaway the latest premium item to hit our Store to boost Springfield Heights!
What are your thoughts on the Beach Hideaway? Have you purchased it? Where have you placed it in your Springfield? Share some of your designs in the comments…and don’t forget to sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!