Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Apparently the recent Time Travel Event has caused EA to lose their calendars because a Pride Update has hit our games..a month late. Naturally with all event, mini or not, our stores are stacked with premium items tempting us to spend those sprinkles!
Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to grab everything in sight 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 any of the returning Pride content to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these throwbacks…
All returning content leaves stores July 18th
Item: Pride Billboard
Cost: 5 Donuts
Earns: .25% Bonus on all cash and XP
What Does It Do?: It’s a billboard, that’s about it.
My Opinion On It Now: Meh. It’s 5 donuts. If you like it get it. Otherwise pass.
Item: Valentine’s Day Cooling Towers
Cost: 25 Donuts, 20 Donut Rebate..NET 5 Donuts
What Does It Do?: Nothing, it’s a facade for the Cooling Towers.
Previous Post: Cooling Towers
My Opinion On It Now: Meh. It’s 5 donuts. If you didn’t get it and wanted it, grab it. Otherwise pass.
Item: Havana Private Home
Cost: 60 Donuts, 20 Donut Rebate, NET 40 Donuts
Earns: $300, 30xp/12hrs
What Does It Do?: Building, has a task for Bumblebee Man and Cletus.
Previous Post: Havana Private Home
My Opinion On It Now: Opinion remains unchanged from previous post even with the rebate.
Item: She She Lounge
Cost: 60 Donuts, 20 Donut Rebate, NET 40 Donuts
Earns: $300, 30xp/12hrs
What Does It Do?: Building, has a task for Patty, Helen Lovejoy & Ruth Powers
Previous Post: She She Lounge
My Opinion On It Now: Unchanged from previous post.
Cost: 70 Donuts, 20 Donut Rebate, NET 50 Donuts
Earns: Nothing, it’s an NPC
What Does It Do?: Throws up Rainbows when tapped. If you have Furious D he has a task with him.
Previous Post: Two-nicorn
My Opinion On It Now: Unchanged from previous post. It’s an NPC, but the fact it throws up Rainbows makes me giggle.
Item: Ajax Steel Mill and Roscoe
Cost: 150 Donuts, 50 Donut Rebate, NET 100 Donuts
Earns: $200, 22xp/8hrs (Roscoe earns at a premium rate)
What Does It Do?: Standard character/building combo
Previous Post: Steel Mill and Roscoe
My Opinion On It Now: BUY. Anytime you can get a character/building combo for 100 dounuts…BUY and this is no exception. Great price and fun character.
And there you have it my friends, the returning premium content round up!
What are your thoughts on the returning items? Which will you pick up or pass on? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!
If you missed Anything last time that’s back at Discount? Buy it – especially Building-Character combos (a shame this years Premium Decoration has low Bonus %, not worth getting even if they would turn my Pride Springfield into a genuine Las Vegas Fruit Loop – which is the nickname the Vegas LGBT Community gives their fun zone)🌈
I bought the She-She Lounge for the 4h task for adult springfielders. I’m wondering if i storing patty in storage (to make sure i don’t finish the questline) is a good idea? Would it affect the questline in any way?
storing patty means storing both sisters and their building… that’s an option if you want, but i’ve found that setting patty on her 24 hour task mostly keeps her out of the way. if you don’t like seeing her smoking a cigarette in your town all day long, could even wait for her to walk behind a building or tree before setting it.
fortunately, if you use the job manager, patty won’t ever get assigned that way because her task for the she-she lounge questline is yellow. and if you ever do accidentally assign her to her questline task, just make sure to put her into storage and bring her back out to cancel it… as long as it doesn’t finish, the task won’t complete.
I can’t decide between She She Lounge and Arnie Pye, who is in my vault at the moment. They’ll disappear at the same time and I don’t have enough donuts for both. Any thoughts? Do Helen and Patty’s She She tasks pay premium?
she-she lounge, hands down. never complete patty’s task in part 2 of the questline, and you can forever send most of your springfielders on the 4hr task to party at the she-she lounge, ALL with premium payout. this is one of the best hidden strategies in the game… or fetishes, as pimp likes to call them.
But it’s boring!
speak for yourself sandra. boring is having to clear 200+ thumbs all around town every time i check my game. ultimately, consolidating most of those to one building, all with premium payout, allows me to have more fun in my game, because it’s means less time collecting and resetting tasks, more igc to convert to donuts, and more time for designing. that’s what i enjoy about playing this game, not worrying about what tasks makes my digital characters happy.
Well of course I was just speaking for myself! I enjoy all of the things that you mentioned, but I also enjoy seeing some of the fun animations, too. I guess I just like a mix…sometimes it’s nice to be able to send everyone on the same task (for the reasons you mentioned), but most of the time I enjoy seeing my town buzzing with various types of activities. Chacun son gout! 🙂
Furious D is 100% always on his 16-hour task following around two-nicorn in my task because I just think it’s hilarious for some reason.
Finally getting the She She Lounge for myself this time.
Furious D does have a 16(?) hr task to follow two-nicorn that pays like $1600
I already had them all except for the Havana Private Home and I’m not sure how it ties to this event. Right now, even with the rebate, it is looking like a pass for me. All the other items are unique (1 only per town) except the billboard. Perhaps I’ll get another one of those, not sure.
I think Smithers and Julio went on a trip to Cuba
I put my billboard in front of my escalator to nowhere because Pride goeth before a fall.
I smile whenever Roscoe says the work hard play hard line. That’s one of my favorite Simpsons moments between Bart and Homer ever. Hilarious
The facade for the Cooling Towers does do something, it bellows out pink smoke. I have everything but the Havana home.
The towers are my favorite purchase I got this time. Good price too
Loving the pink smoke. All the returning items were a good price imo.
Got the Havana house originally. It fitted in nicely with my beachfront millionaires row
I rather have pink donuts. I tap the donut boat every time I come across it. WOOHOOOOOH!
Well whatever floats your boat Rudolph
in general, i’d rather have items with a constant animation, rather than ones that need to be tapped on to see it…. not sure how you decided to compare a standalone decoration that costed 175 donuts after rebate (and isn’t even available now) to a skin that costs 5 though.
We work hard…We play hard.
😀 I LOVE this text, bought Roscoe during a former rebate already … will go for She-She now.
There seems to be a problem in some games right now that won’t allow you to purchase donuts. According to the threads EA is aware of the issue but has not given a timeliness to be fixed. I already missed out on a vault item i wanted to get yesterday and am worried I might miss out on the pride items and vault items I want this week as well.
I think it might be certain devices with the issue maybe, I managed to purchase 132 yesterday on my Android, so I’m not too sure.
Then it’s time to become a farmium 😜
I didn’t buy anything for this event.
I know I’m in the minority on this, but I don’t want anything that vomits anything in my town, not even rainbows. But, other than the twonicorn (and Roscoe and the Steel Mill, because I already had that), it was a clean sweep for me! 🙂
My vault was a bit underwhelming again this time…. I’ll probably pick up Arnie Pye, but Chester and his unfinished shed? What the heck am I gonna do with that? But I know I’ll probably cave and get him before the vault changes again….but I do draw the line at the Funzo that’s in there…my town is a no Funzo zone! 😛
Well neighbour. The unfinished shed goes next to the work bench which forms a demonstration area for the mom and pop hardware store.
great minds fam….
Whoops.Probably copied it off you then mate.
nah, if anything it would be the other way around… chester and the shed were new to my vault today. glad we got that mom and pop shop and outdoor workbench though, not sure where i would’ve put the unfinished shed otherwise.
That’s exactly where I was thinking of putting it, actually! But it will require a bit of reshuffling for me to make a space there.
Great minds think alike, huh? 🙂
Actually, on rereading the comment, it’s not the same idea I had…my idea was just to put the unfinished shed next to the work bench, which I have next to the garage of an appropriately (sorta) sized house. But I like your idea, too!
I got Arnie Pye in the Vault, too, and bought him immediately … i’ve always been jealous on people who have him fly around their towns 😅
The downside of Arnie Pye flighing task is, that if you want to tap something in the wide surroundings of the helicopter, you always tap that helicopter.
The same goes with the other defind flying objects.
huge downside if you ask me. I never set those tasks because of it.
If you have Furious D, it’s worth getting the Twonicorn. His sixteen hour task to “admire Twonicorn” pays at a super premium rate, and also shuts down the vomiting completely.
Maybe… But I don’t do 16-hour tasks much, and I do like to stand Bart to ride Furious D during the two 4-hour tasks during my work day. But it’s a thought… (What’s the time frame for the vomiting task? I’m being lazy and not looking it up myself right now, so don’t feel you have to respond, unless you know the answer off-hand…)
There is no vomiting task, it only happens when you tap the two-nicorn.
D’oh! I knew that, too…my brain just glitched badly. Thanks for the reboot! 😉
Chester and his shed went right next to Lincoln’s cabin once I got both of them. Abe would be busy splitting rails (to finish the shed) while Chester sleeps.
Interesting! I think I might have a similar vault coding as you! I have Arnie, Chester Dupree, Purple Funzo and Hot Air Balloon offered currently. The last round all I can remember is I had the piece of crap car.
I wonder how many iterations of the coding there may be or if it is indeed “random” at all.
Sounds like it….I had the piece of crap car in the last go-round, too. I’m waiting (somewhat) patiently for the chance to get Maison Derriere, which I’ve been waiting for since they first started with this vault thing. So, of course, it hadn’t appeared yet. 🙄
*hasn’t appeared yet
It “hadn’t” appeared at the time of either of your posts, and, apparently
It “hasn’t” appeared yet
I don’t want to disappoint you but I don’t think Maison Derriere is in the vault at all 🙁 it’s in the main part of my shop at full price. Might come up on sale in an upcoming event though?
yeah you are correct, maison derriere will NOT be making an appearance in the vault…. and the vault goes til september.
OMG, you’re right! I just looked back at the vault post and it’s not on the list. I don’t know where I got the idea it was!
Thanks for saving more from continued disappointment. 🙂
With this vault I have Chester in it and I to am wrestling with whether or not to buy him.
i now have two funzos in my town… 😱
Not the man I thought you were…
the fact that you think about me at all warms the cockles of my heart fam. 😂
There is a third one 😁
it will be mine when it hits the vault… 👹
What’s with all the Funzo-haters?!? I got them during the first Christmas event, payed for in Christmas coins, same as SLH and Barney. All in all a good haul that year. And they’ve been roaming my town ever since. 😉
Ajax Steel Mill (or Roscoes Quest to be precise) gives at Part 3 the chance to send most of the Springfielders on a 4 Hour Task which earns Premium Income (260$). If you never finish Roscoes 12hour part of that Quest you’ll be able to send them as often as you want to. Earns a lot of Cash and 90% of your Characters will be on one spot, so collecting money is quite easy. And the unemployment office can be used to send them, after sending them the first time manually. This also works with the She-She Lounge, except that you can send less characters there.
Awesome info! I realized this too late, but anyone who can do this should IMO
Nah – while I see the benefits, it’s more fun for me to be able to see my characters doing lots of different tasks.
The Ajax Steel Mill is a steal at that price
(I paid the full price when it was offered the second time)
I will never buy this.
I don’t like the name of the steel mill, if you know what I mean.
Actually I don’t know what you mean. Ajax? I bought this for the character and the industrial look. Is there a subtle meaning of the name? Thanks!
He must be a fan of Feyenoord 🙂
🎼🎵 Hand in hand, kameraden,
Hand in hand voor Feyenoord één 🎶
Either a Blauw-wit fan or you don’t like clean kitchens…..
i’m guessing the former, as rudolph is dutch i believe.
Due to your football team allegiance perhaps? 😀
Don’t you mean a “steel”?
Nope, I mean steal!
You’re no fun. >:P
For those thinking about Ajax steel mill and Roscoe, just wanted to add that I go him last year, also for 100, and he’s been one of my favorite characters. I love his visual tasks, and there’s nothing quite like partying down with Roscoe, Smithers, and Duffman outside the steel mill dancing!
Crack that whip…. LICORICE WHIP!!!!!!!!!!!
I got the She-She lounge the last time it was offered and I am keeping the questline on the 4 hour “party at the She-She lounge” for almost everyone except Patty and the children. This way the majority of my town has a 4 hour premium task. Also I love it when I tap it and they all come out at once.
Also works with the steel mill. My Springfielders have been partying for over a year now.
yup, everyone is getting in on this “fetish” now…. everyone that didn’t blow their opportunity by completing the questline that is.
Still no John… zzzap… zzzap… zzap…
John is the guy who saved Homer when he was being attacked by reindeer with the Annual gift robot if I’m not mistaken. 🙂 And zzzap zzzap hehe 😛
Still can’t understand how we’ve had at least THREE pride events and still no John. He’s my #1 most wanted character.
Think it might be a voice thing? I know some folks were voiced by actors that won’t release the rights to EA. Of course, they could release him unvoiced, but that would be no fun.
I think they intentionally hold off on releasing certain “key” charters so that the game will have legs. If they released all of them early on, then, down the road, the game would only be left with more minor characters to release and interest could drop off. So, in this example, gotta save something juicy for a future pride event!
It’s hard for me to believe he still isn’t in this game… I think he is the most interesting and funny gay character that has appeared on the show. Even more than Smithers