Cyber Monday Gil “Deal”: Yard Work Simulator and C.H.U.M (Details and SIB)

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?

Gil

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…

Gil Kneeling

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.

Gil Cyber Monday Chum Yardwork

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…

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Decoration/Building: Yard Work Simulator
Character: C.H.U.M
Donut Price: 175 Donuts
Bouns %: Yard Work Simulator Earns a 3% bonus on all cash and XP
Size: 4×6
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +400

Offer leaves stores December 1st

Pros:
-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…)
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Cons:
-Expensive, very expensive
-Two of C.H.U.M’s tasks require Martin (12hr and 24hr)

Final Thought:
Premium
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)

Freemium
(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
C.H.U.M starts

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
Lisa starts

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
Lisa starts

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:

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Task Length Earns Location
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
Requires Martin

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!

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75 responses to “Cyber Monday Gil “Deal”: Yard Work Simulator and C.H.U.M (Details and SIB)

  1. CHUM was an instant buy – I love the character (a robot created to love but doesn’t really want to) 😂 And it’s VOICED 😍

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  2. Being surrounded by (model)robots myself, it was a nobrainer for me, however I did think about the buy,…… for a nanosecond:-)

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  3. I was frustrated because I missed all the Black Friday (weekend) deals because my game-playing schedule didn’t mesh with the deals I wanted to take advantage of… BUT… I guess it was serendipitous because the donuts I saved from not spending them on Black Friday deals I can now use to purchase this guy. It’s still a bit pricey though, as is always the case it seems with Gil’s “deals” for the most part.

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  4. Love reading this! I just bought it! Starting the quests right now! I’m an all day player level 110- user name giulicianci

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