Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Welcome to the Monday after Thanksgiving…or for those outside of the US the first Monday of Advent…that can only mean one thing…CYBER MONDAY!
Today’s the day where internet shops alike will have special deals on hot Christmas presents, or just random crap you think you need, and they all better be offering Free Shipping, at the very least!
Not to be outdone, TSTO’s getting in on the action with a Cyber Monday “deal” of their own! No shipping required! Just when you think you’re done, they pull you back in….
Marge: Well, we survived another Black Friday unscathed.
Homer: I got a little scathed.
Lisa: Uh…aren’t you guys forgetting something?
Yes, that’s right my friends. Black Friday wasn’t profitable enough for Ol’ Gil so he’s back on Cyber Monday with a Gil of a Deal for you…
You’ll see him roaming the streets of Springfield doing his best to get your attention…
And when you tap on him you’ll hear his latest pitch to get you to part with some of those delicious pink sprinkles…
Gil: It’s Cyber Monday! Because the one thing Black Friday needed was more of it!
Marge: Haven’t you done enough? This rampant consumerism has alienated us from all our friends. Or in my case, acquaintances.
Gil: Who needs friends, when ol’ Gil is selling the Friend two-point-oh! He’s a companion, butler and paperweight, all rolled into one.
If you pass…
Gil: Fine, who needs you! Gill will keep this little buddy for himself. You an’ me will be inseparable, ol’ chum.
C.H.U.M: I’m not supposed to be here. Please reconsidered. And shower.
If you accept…
Gil: You won’t be sorry. When the robot apocalypse comes, you’ll have a man on the inside!
So ol’ Gil is offering us an item/character combo this Cyber Monday. For 175 donuts you’ll get, The Yard Work Simulator, a decoration offering a cash and XP bonus, and C.H.U.M, a full character with a questline and set of tasks.
Let’s break this combo down by weighing the pros and cons in a Cyber Monday Should I Buy Special…
Decoration/Building: Yard Work Simulator
Donut Price: 175 Donuts
Bouns %: Yard Work Simulator Earns a 3% bonus on all cash and XP
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +400
Offer leaves stores December 1st
-Comes with a questline for C.H.U.M
-C.H.U.M is a full character with tasks, premium earning (50% more)
-C.H.U.M has some hilarious outdoor tasks
-C.H.U.M has two sayings when tapped
-Bart has a 4hr task at the Yard Work Simulator, earns $260, 70xp. (You have to tap on the Simulator to see it, won’t appear in his task list…)
-Expensive, very expensive
-Two of C.H.U.M’s tasks require Martin (12hr and 24hr)
For those premium tappers who have been playing for a LONG time, the event has been fairly disappointing for new items. Sure Connor Grant made an appearance (and the snare), but beyond that it’s been fairly slim pick’ins for premium tappers the last 2 weeks. This is finally a new premium combo available. And honestly, I’m having a hard time finding negatives with it (beyond the price). It offers a decent bonus %, a premium character with a full set of tasks (and a voice) and the decoration has a fun visual task for an existing character. I recommend this one for premium players who have the donuts to spend…pick it up, I did. (just remember Christmas is coming…so if you’re low on donuts (like 250 or less) and don’t foresee another donut infusion in the near future you may want to pass, and see what Christmas as to offer)
(for the record I don’t consider XP Farmers with 800 or more donuts to be freemium at this point)
As I said above, I like this combo. However, it is WAY over priced for a character/item combo. So freemium players, I would pass on this one. Wait and see what Christmas brings, as there will likely be better (more canon) character combos to spend those donuts on.
Of course in the end the decision is yours, I can only tell you what I would/wouldn’t do…and in this case I picked this combo up. But I’m a long time premium player who spent very little over the last 2 weeks in premium currency. Just remember, whatever decision you make, this is limited-time, so be sure to make your final decision by December 1st, when this will leave our games.
Here’s a look at the Turbo Tappin’ questline that comes with C.H.U.M and the Yard Work Simulator:
Robot Rescue Pt. 1
Reach Level 12 and Unlock Martin
Make Lisa Think of a Way to Help C.H.U.M- 1hr, Earns $70, 17xp
Force C.H.U.M to Frolic with Martin- 12hrs, Earns $1,020, 250xp
Robot Rescue Pt. 2
Make Lisa Put Her Plan Into Action- 3hrs, Earns $135, 35xp
Make Bart Get Distracted by Yard Work Simulator- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
Robot Rescue Pt. 3
Make C.H.U.M do the Robot- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
And here’s a look at C.H.U.M’s tasks…
C.H.U.M’s Permanent Tasks:
|Study the Laws of Robotics||1hr||$105, 26xp||Springfield Library|
|Do the Robot||4hrs||$260, 70xp||Outdoor/Visual|
|Teach Robotics||8hrs||$420, 105xp||Springfield Elementary|
|Frolic with Martin||12hrs||$1,020, 250xp||Outdoor/Visual|
|Get a Tune-Up||24hrs||$1,600, 375xp||Springfield Library
And that’s it my friends, the details and Should I Buy behind C.H.U.M and the Yard Work Simulator!
What are your thoughts on the Cyber Monday Combo? Will you be spending donuts to bring it to your Springfield, or have you already? What are your plans for the Simulator? Have you grabbed any other, non TSTO, Cyber Monday deals? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!