Should I Spend Donuts On Gravedigger Billy and the Cemetery Plot?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s Halloween in our pocket-size Springfields!  Yes that magical time of the year when our towns turn dark, our water becomes mucky and there are monsters everywhere to battle.  And of course there are loads of new premium items in the store tempting us to spend sprinkles on.

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 Gravedigger Billy to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Grave Digger to your Springfield…



Decoration/Building: Cemetery Plot
Character: Gravedigger Billy
Donut Price: 100 Dounts
Earns: Nothing. No bonus %/no income (we’ll have to see if EA changes this..)
Size: 4×3
 Vanity +150

Leaves Stores November 15th

-Comes with a questline
-Some hilarious visual tasks
-Billy be used in Giant Monster Battles


-(at the moment) The Cemetery Plot does not earn a bonus% OR generate income
-If the Plot doesn’t earn a bonus % or generate income, it’s essentially a 100 donut character purchase…over priced.

Final Thought
Out of the premium character offerings I like Grave Digger Billy the best.  He’s the lowest priced one, and offers the same benefits as the others.  And if EA ends up adding a bonus % or income earned to the Cemetery Plot it’ll become one of those “Yes buy it! 100 donut combos”.  In my mind he’s a good premium buy.

If you’re looking for a premium character from this event, Grave Digger Billy is your best bet.  Reasonably priced and offers the same Monster Fighting benefits the other new premium characters offered.  So in my mind, this is a good buy if you’re in the market for a new premium character.  Especially if they go back and add a bonus % or income earned to the Cemetery Plot.

Of course in the end it’s your decision, we can only tell you what we would or wouldn’t do.  And I can tell you as a premium player, I’m picking Gravedigger Billy up.  But whatever you decide just remember this will be leaving our games soon, so make your final decision before it leaves our games on November 15th..

And here’s a look at Billy’s Tasks…

Gravedigger Billy’s Permanent Tasks

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Task Length Earns Location
Pacify the Not-Quite-Dead 1hr $105, 26xp Outside/Visual
Plot Revenge on Willie 4hrs $260, 70xp Brown House
Dig Holes for No Reason 8hrs $420, 105xp Outside/Visual
Get an Eye Test 12hrs $600, 150xp Dr. Hibbert’s Family Practice
Attend a Family Reunion 24hrs $1,000, 225xp Requires Willie, Willie’s Shack

What are your thoughts on Gravedigger Billy?  Will you be picking it up or have you already?  Where have you placed the Cemetery Plot in your Springfield? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

65 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts On Gravedigger Billy and the Cemetery Plot?

  1. Usually its all about the price, but crazy cat lady was in a que of premium chars i had to buy so was willy ( in case ea puts him in a game and they did), for me he was an instant buy. Now im saving my sprinkles for possible black friday sale. Boobarella will have to wait for some future thto.


  2. For some strange reason, Billy refuses to do his 8 hour task. Instead, he simply walks around my town with his shovel. I tried storing and putting back, and moving him to an open block of land, but he still refuses to do it. Any fixes?


  3. Josephine Kick@$$

    I would love to have the grave do something😊 I’ve noticed recently that items that used to pay a bonus % no longer do😐


    • Which ones have you noticed in particular? I haven’t seen any, but I also don’t pay wicked close attention to those sort of things. 😕

      I still can’t decide if I want to pick up GDB or not! I only have about 125 donuts currently, but I’m not opposed to buying some if they offer something I really like & I don’t have enough freemium/purchased leftover donuts.

      I *did* get CCL/CIL, as I’ve always liked her on the show and it was a fabulous deal. On one hand, I don’t think I’m going to feel tremendous regret in, say, 2 weeks if I don’t see him wandering about my Springfield…but on the other hand, Gravedigger Billy is just plain cool. Argh! Decisions, decisions…

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      • Josephine Kick@$$

        When I nuked my town, (do not recommend doing it… ugh), I started rebuilding by taking everything out of inventory that paid income or had a bonus. If I didn’t care for an item but it paid a bonus, I just hid it behind something. As I went through my inventory, when I was checking items, I found items I had hidden & would have just left in inventory, but they did not have a bonus. Just skimming through, I found Olmec Head, a few character snowmen (I know they didn’t all bonus originally), Rabbit Hedge… I’m also missing a Sumatran Century Flower provides a bonus), that I know there’s no way I accidentally sold.

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  4. If the cemetery plot had a multiplier, this would be an instant grab. So I’m holding off until EA adds one, until then Gravedigger Billy is overpriced at 100 donuts. I’ll save the precious sprinkles for Black Friday and get Jimbo 😉

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  5. His outdoor task is hilarious. Even if the best one is only for an hour.


  6. Just curious as to how long his (Gravedigger Billy) quest line is since he can fight monsters I am holding off on his quest line until the event is over


  7. “I’m not dead!”


    “Nothing, here’s your ninepence!”

    “I’m not dead!!!”

    “‘ere, say’s ‘e’s not dead!”

    “Yes he is!”

    “I’m not!”

    “He isn’t?”

    “Well, he will be soon; he’s very ill!”

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  8. No mention of voice. That’s usually a make or break for me.


  9. I’m torn between this or the cat lady…


  10. I like that is a premium character, i hope is not a skin character because its lame however, it doesn’t excited me that its willi so I’ll pass too. I purchased kang and i love it but i want something similar or better


  11. This post is kind schizophrenic. Is it over-priced or reasonably priced? It can’t be both!

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  12. I couldn’t help but notice that the image above doesn’t show the lantern on the ground, which is actually my favourite thing about this item.

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  13. I’ve decided I’m a bit of a ‘character’ guy (no wise cracks please). So I’ve been buying nearly every character that comes into the game. I got Billy and Booberella without a second thought.

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  14. Are we putting our bets on a mini-event after this event? because I am out of the Halloween mood


  15. talon8770 // rick m

    got him and booberella at the same time. Billy is cool his hour task has him hitting hands trying to get out of the grave with a shovel lol


  16. Got him as soon as he was available. Grimey now has a grave buddy.


  17. Should i get Billy or Boobarella? Explain the choice if you can, please 🙂


    • Boobarella has a big rack. Billy does not. I would say the choice is easy 😛

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    • Boobarella – is essentially a B star from the 80’s who is still around named Elvira. Look her up she has a cult following. She has a few animations and sticks out while walking around Springfield.

      Gravedigger Billy – is a spin off of Groundskeeper Willy I think so essentially he could be considered a clone for Halloween purposes. There is a huge precedence to add bonus percentage to premium bought items like his plot in the past. It takes them a couple months but they do it after a long time.

      I like both just cause of the Halloween thing.


    • I can think of at least a couple of reasons to get Booberella. But seriously Booberella at least can generate additional event currency with her 4 hour task. Billy can fight monsters, but plenty of other characters can do that so unless you let giant monsters build up, he doesn’t help much. Other than that, just get the one you like the most.


    • I went Billy, cause I think he is funny. His tasks and his personality.


  18. My favorite part of this review is
    “Billy be used in giant monster battles”


    I’m saving up to get him because zombie hands coming out of the earth is awesome!

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  19. I think the fact that his 24 hour job requires Willie makes it a pass. I have Bare Chested Willie and Use Washboard Abs is one of my favorite animations.


    • TechnoTrousers0

      These are my feelings exactly. I like to keep Willie in his Stonecutter great so he’s earning at premium rates whenever possible. Sorry Billy, no sale.


  20. Alissa, I believe the last time you posted about a decoration that did not have a bonus percentage was the gil deal with blinky and the scary dock. After your post came out, EA almost immediately released a patch that added 4.5%. That pretty much proved to me that EA pays attention to this blog. We’ll see if it happens again. Thanks!!!

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  21. I was worried jus a skin for Willie but glad to see is new character.. I’m still not sure though. Scared of missing out if something better comes 100donuts is quite a lot!! It seems a better deal than count burns but will have to think about it. lol


  22. Billy or Booberella? Any opinions?


  23. What does ‘No interaction on tasks with the Cemetery Plot’ mean?
    Instant buy for me – much request item along with Frinkenstien, Werewolf Flanders and return of the BOOOOBs so thanks A LOT EA! 😁😃


  24. Love Billy!!!


  25. I liked the look of him but wanted to make sure he wasn’t a skin for Willy before I bought him. If they add a bonus to the grave, that would be great, but it won’t stop me from buying it.


  26. He is voiced as well (albeit he sounds just like Willie) so that’s good. I personally think that he is a good purchase and the grave is a welcome addition to the cemetery area along with the other free prizes such as the catacombs and coffins etc.


  27. So not a skin for Willie?


  28. Ha ha, it has the bell on the grave, I like that. I think I’m gonna have to buy this guy! I’ll be designing a cemetery section to my town after the event so this will be a nice addition. To bad EA didn’t bring back Homer’s grave.

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    • Does the bell ring if you tap the grave? Yeah, that would be awesome!

      For those that don’t know, in Victorian times (I think that’s the era) people were buried with a rope out of the grave attached to a bell on the marker or a post….just in case they were buried alive, woke up, and found themselves trapped. Yikes!


  29. Dear Sam, my answer is yes.

    (Instant buy.)

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