Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
The snow is falling in Springfield and that can only mean it’s Winter time in our pocket sized towns! And of course it wouldn’t be an event in Springfield without premium items in our stores, just tempting us to spend sprinkles on them!
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 Old Tree Spirit to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this talking tree to your Springfield…
Leaves Stores when the Event Ends
-Animated when in use, eyes open and move around. Birds fly around the tree
-Lisa has 4hr task there, Write in her Diary $260, 70xp
-Earns event currency/4hrs. Which will change over to Act 2 currency when it starts.
-Decent, but not the best, bonus %
-Comes with a short (1 part) questline
-Not necessary to successfully complete the prize track
-Pretty large base (space it takes up) for a tree
-Expensive for what it is/does
I like this one. It’s an amusing little decoration, which reminds me of the trees in Wizard of Oz. Decent bonus % and it also pays out event currency, plus there is a 4hr task for Lisa there. Win, win, win. The biggest downside is the price. So if you like it…grab it. But if you’re on the fence I’d hold off for now at least.
So here’s the deal on this one. There aren’t many new Premium items being offered in Act 1 for this event, so if you like this and it “speaks” to you..grab it. Otherwise pass. It’s not necessary to succeed in the event, but it’s a fun item. So if you like it, grab it. Otherwise pass and save your precious donuts for more down the line. (and if you’ve got some items of Christmas past in mind, save them for that)
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 debating this one still. I’ll likely make my final decision (leaning towards grabbing it) by Friday. Remember this is one of those items that helps with the event, so the sooner you pick it up the more beneficial it will be to you. So I would say make your final decision prior to the weekend so that you can get the most benefit from it.
Here’s a look at the dialogue that comes with it…
Old Tree Spirit
Lisa: “Dear Diary…Many of the beliefs these Pagans have are silly, and, with the Eastern European ones, more than a teensy bit racist. But I find animism — the idea that spirits live everywhere, even inside rocks and trees –quite charming.”
Tree Spirit: Aww, thanks, Lisa.
Lisa: … Gonna choose to ignore that.
Tree Spirit: Sorry. You’re writing in your diary. I shouldn’t interrupt.
Make Lisa Write in Her Diary- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
Lisa: I’m probably dreaming. I MUST be dreaming. No way there’s a spirit inside that tree.
Tree Spirit: Fine. Maybe I’LL choose not to believe in YOU. Lisa isn’t re-al.
Lisa: Tree Spirit isn’t real.
Tree Spirit: So weird to be speaking to a little girl– WHEN EVERYBODY KNOWS LITTLE GIRLS AREN’T REAL.
What are your thoughts on the Tree Spirit? Will you be picking it up or have you already? Where have you placed it in your Springfield? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!