Gil’s Latest Gimmick: Details & Should You Buy the Nerds?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Looks like Gil’s back in Springfield this morning.  What’s the latest gimmick he’s peddling?  One word…NERDS!

So let’s breakdown the details of this latest offer and determine if you should spend your donuts on this nerdy trio….


So when you first get into Springfield today you’ll see Gil waving his arms he’s doing a bad rendition of “Shake it Off”…just begging you to tap on him…

If you tap on him you’ll see…

Gil: Hey, can I interest you in three computer nerds who are faster than fiber optic, more powerful than China’s Tianhe-2 supercomputer, and able to leap firewalls in a single click?

At which point you’ll see the latest offer…

If you refuse…

Gil: No deal?  You’ll regret that when your gas and electric bill goes to the spam folder… don’t pay it on time and they cut off your heat and you’re taking sink baths at the public library.  How did this become about me?

Remember, if you refuse the deal you should be able to get it again via your Store menu…

This Offer Ends April 14th, 2017…

If you accept

Gil: Woo-hoo! I’m a bonafide broker!  I make the deal and those nerds do the work!  And after signing bonuses and service fees I take home a sweet- Hoo-boy…I owe THEM thirty-six dollars.  Never let computer geeks draw up the contract.

If you accept you’ll see an  three character unlock messages popup in Springfield, yes this is for THREE full characters:

And the three Nerds make up the University Nerds Character Collection…

So now what I assume most of you are here for…Should You Buy this Nerdy Trio?  Let’s break down the details…

Characters: Gary, Benjamin & Doug
Donut Price: 195 Donuts…(or 65 Donuts Each)

Offer Ends April 14th, 2017

-Three Full Premium Characters for Springfield
-All three are Voiced (Sampling below..)

-Come with a questline
-Earn Event Currency at the HQ, Super Premium so 80 Intel each.
-Hilarious Visual tasks
-Despite Having a joint 4hr task then each also have an individual 4hr task, so you should be able to assign them on tasks via Office of Unemployment
-As far as Gil’s Gimmicks go…this one is decently priced for THREE full characters (works out to 65 donuts each.  For comparison sake, Bumblebee Man is 65 donuts, Dr. Nick is 90 & Jimbo is 120…yes there are less expensive ones, like Squeaky voiced teen who is 30 donuts.  But the nerds are about average priced)

-One of their 2 visual tasks is a joint task for all 3 characters
-No Springfield University with this offer

Final Thought:
Buy this trio.  It’s a good price, as far as Gil goes, for three full characters in Springfield.  Three characters whom many of you have been requesting.  Not only that, but they earn “super premium” at the HQ (80 intel/4hrs EACH…an additional 240 intel/4hrs when you send all 3).  The biggest downside is Springfield University didn’t come with the bundle, but beyond that it a good value!

As far as Gil’s offers go…this one is good.  It’s fairly priced for 3 characters.  And the three characters offer just about everything you’d look for in a premium character during an event: Reasonably priced, Voiced, Funny Visual tasks & helps to earn event currency.
Freemium players, if you have the donuts I’d take this offer.

Of course in the end it’s completely your decision, we can only tell you what we would or wouldn’t do.  And I can tell you, as a premium player, I’ve already picked this trio up! Just remember, they are limited-time.  So whatever you decide be sure to make your final decision before they leave our games on the 14th.

Here’s a look at their tasks:

Benjamin’s Permanent Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Get a Random Nosebleed 1hr $105, 26xp Outdoor/Visual
Hack University Test Scores 4hrs $780,210x[ Outdoor/Visual (Requires all 3 nerds)
Play with Rock Tumbler 4hrs $260,70xp Simpson House
Build an Unsanctioned Rocket 8hrs $420, 105xp Brown House
Roleplay as a Halfing Online 12hrs $600, 150xp Java Server
Play MMORPGs All Day 24 hrs $1000, 225xp Java Server

Doug’s Permanent Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Use an Asthma Puffer 1hr $105, 26xp Outdoor/Visual
Hack University Test Scores 4hrs $780,210x[ Outdoor/Visual (Requires all 3 nerds)
Learn a New Scripting Language 4hrs $260,70xp Java Server
Hack the Ashley Madden Site 4hrs $780, 210xp Outdoor/Visual (Requires all 3 nerds)
Hack a Movie Studio 4hrs $780, 210xp Outdoor/Visual (Requires all 3 nerds)
Build an Unsanctioned Rocket 8hrs $420, 105xp Brown House
Roleplay as an Elf Online 12hrs $600, 150xp Java Server
Cram for Nuclear Physics Exam 24 hrs $1000, 225xp Springfield Library

Gary’s Permanent Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Use Ear Drops 1hr $105, 26xp Outdoor/Visual
Hack University Test Scores 4hrs $780,210x[ Outdoor/Visual (Requires all 3 nerds)
Play a Card Battle Game 4hrs $260,70xp Java Server
Hack the Ashley Madden Site 4hrs $780, 210xp Outdoor/Visual (Requires all 3 nerds)
Hack a Movie Studio 4hrs $780, 210xp Outdoor/Visual (Requires all 3 nerds)
Build an Unsanctioned Rocket 8hrs $420, 105xp Brown House
Roleplay as a Dwarf Online 12hrs $600, 150xp Java Server
Set up a LAN Party 24 hrs $1000, 225xp Brown House

And don’t forget…all three characters earn event currency at the HQ.  So be sure to put them on those intel earning tasks for now.  The questline can wait until the event is over…

And now for one more thing I know many of you are scratching your heads over…

Why release this trio with the Secret Agent Event? They’re not spies…

Best I can figure is, they’re nerds and they hack.  This event has a lot of hacking….makes sense to connect the two in that way.

But then again…what do I know.  I’m the one who thought Rommelwood to a Spy event was a nice connection/transition….

What are your thoughts on Gil’s latest Gimmick?  Will you be picking up the nerdy trio?  Have you already? Thoughts on their tasks? Have them earning event currency at HQ for now?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

121 responses to “Gil’s Latest Gimmick: Details & Should You Buy the Nerds?

  1. Kicking myself for not getting this deal 😓

  2. Man, why didn’t I read this like ages ago…..Oh Yer, eat, sleep, work, no time for rooting about. Sighs….. if only I’d known I’d be in a far better place currency wise, I fear I shall never meet Bunt, so shall never be able to say…ah, Mr Bunt, we meet again.

  3. I think I’ll wait, in case they are released with steampunk skins

  4. I’m really tempted to get this deal. But I’m hoping that the classic Albanian spy/foreign exchange student Adil Hoxha will appear in act 2 or 3. I bought the chateau maison (with Cesar & Ugolin) in the last Destination Springfield event; so Adil would be a great addition to my game! I really want everything from season 1, especially from “The Crepes of Wrath” episode because it is my all time favourite episode!

  5. I got it, but this leaves me with very few donuts for Act 2. Hope I wasn’t hasty.

  6. Thanks for this post, it sealed the gil deal for me 🙂 Had to get the nerds not just cause they’re hilarious and appeal to me as a nerd, but so I’ll be able to finish this event without loosing sleep!
    I’ve been waking up at the 4hr timer alarm during the night as well to catch up… Now I can go back to my 3-4 times a day routine 🙂
    It was a lot of donuts at once… (I try to be freemium and kem-farm small scale, but I often – too often – cave in and buy-in on the good deals) but I think it will be well worth it!

  7. Hi,
    I Only have the donuts for one choice:
    Duffman or
    Mastermind combo?
    What do you recommand?

    • If I had to choose, I think the nerds are the best offer. Three seperate premium characters for a very good price, they are voiced and even help with the event. Also consider they are only available for about a week and then you’d have to wait until they return in the future, which could be in one of these mystery boxes EA has started to like to offer.

      The rebates for the constantly offered characters are tempting. But these days there are lots of options to earn free donuts, so could always get them later on anyway.

    • Nerds, nerds, and more nerds.

    • duffman

  8. Gil’s Gimmicks – I always tend to ignore them, but this time 3 Nerds at 65 Donuts apiece is a great deal (worth it if you’re needing help earning game currency) 👍👌

    I hope EA offers Springfield University some day

  9. So after a lot of indecision I finally decided to part with my hard earned donuts and purchase the 3 nerds bundle,but instead of 195 donuts it took 350 of my donuts.Has anyone else had this issue?and can anyone suggest the best way to contact EA.Thanks.

  10. If I had the donuts I would buy them.
    But I don’t so I won’t. Pity they did not offer them individually say at 70 each so some folks with less donuts could be helped along with the event.

  11. I dont wanna buy them nowwwwww, I wanna buy them in a Springfield University event. 🙁

    What are the chances of getting a Spriingfield U event since they have already made them? I’d say pretty good. I think I should wait. Do you think they would be more expensive or less expensive next time they get offered?

    OMG, do Gil deals get offered a 2nd time??? What if they are a 1 time exclusive? Do you think so mods?

    • Way back when they were a one shot deal, which is why you really wanted to purchase it if you could (assuming it was something you wanted), but now I have seen many of Gil’s deals come back, so I just treat it like any other possible purchase. Odds are it will be back later for the same or less donuts.

    • They brought back the necrinomicon

  12. I’m thinking this may just be the start of something. I can’t see these three coming alone. Maybe a Springfield University event this summer?

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