Should I Spend Donuts on the Sungazer Bus & Freddy Freeman/Shredder Stevens?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Hope you’ve got your dancing shoes on and your cell phones ready to light up the night because Homerpalooza has arrived in Springfield!  That’s right the rock fest has begun!  Our stores are now jam-packed with premium items just tempting us to drop our sprinkles on!

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 the Sungazer Bus & Freddy Freeman/Shredder Stevens to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Rock -n- Roll combo to your town…

  

Characters: Shredder Stevens and Freddy Freeman
Building/Decoration: Sungazer Bus
Donut Cost: 150 Donuts
Earns: 1% bonus on all cash and XP
Size:
8×3
Conform-O-Meter:
Vanity +100
Jam Session Star Rating:
Starts out with a rating of 2.5 stars each

Leaves stores August 15th

Pros
-Good price for TWO Premium characters and a bonus % earning decoration
-Bus is animated when in use, lights up and chopper blades spin

Cons
-Not voiced
-Each character only has 4 tasks, they’re both missing the 4hr task (which may change when the event ends, but for now they’re missing it)
-Only 1 visual task each

Final Thought
Premium or Freemium:
It’s a good value for this combo.  150 donuts gets you TWO premium characters and a 1% bonus earning decoration.  If you figure a 1% bonus item should be around 20 donuts, that’s 130 donuts for two characters (or 65 donuts each).  That’s not a bad price.  Not a steal by any means, but not a bad price. I like the combo, even if it didn’t help with the event.  It’s a good value for 2 Premium Characters that will last long beyond the Homerpalooza Event in Springfield.  Buy them. (of course assuming you have the donuts & you want them)

Of course in the end it’s your decision, we can only tell you what we would or wouldn’t do…and as I premium player I can tell you I already got it.   But whatever you decide, just make sure you make your final decision before they leaves our games for good (or for now).

Here’s a look at their tasks…

Freddy Freeman’s Permanent Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Shop for Fedoras 1hr $105, 26xp Stores in Springfield
Walk da Bass 8hrs $420, 105xp Outside/Visual
Record for an Unreleased Album 12hrs $600, 150xp Brown House
Add Flair to Outfits 24hrs $1,000, 225xp Sungazer Bus

Shredder Stevens’ Permanent Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Remove Vest Lint 1hr $105, 26xp Sungazer Bus
Mainline Electrolytes 8hrs $420, 105xp Outside/Visual
Record for an Unreleased Album 12hrs $600, 150xp Brown House
Work on a New Lick 24hrs $1,000, 225xp Brown House

What are your thoughts on Freddy & Shredder?  Will you be spending the donuts to bring them to your Springfield? Did you already?  Why or why not?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

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88 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on the Sungazer Bus & Freddy Freeman/Shredder Stevens?

  1. Apologies if I missed it answered elsewhere or if it’s an obvious thing I should know: Does their questline help with the event or can I put it off until afterward so they can keep jamming?

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  2. Sungazer Bus & Freddy Freeman/Shredder Stevens

    If you work a lot with minimal access to the Game App? This Premium Combo seems like it could help earn Event Currency / Craftables👍 …. but if EA is only allowing these Premium Characters to benefit Act One? That’s just chinzy! 👎

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  3. When will we get rocking Otto?

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    • As with any good rock show, need to sit through the opening acts before the main attraction performs.

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      • Rocking Otto is appearing in my store despite me not owning otto. Does that mean if I purchase it, I wouldn’t be able to use him?
        It is not clearly labelled in store, whether it’s only a skin.

        Or is it a combo like booberella cave girl where u unlock the premium character together with the skin with that single purchase?

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    • sabrtriviachamp

      Just popped up this morning…. meh, pass. Lotta donuts for a skin for a premium character,

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  4. Does the Freddy Freeman and Shredder Stevens questlines deliver event currency (cuffs)? Up to this point, I have only sent them on jam sessions.

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  5. Will this combo be able to play jam sessions/earn event currency in Acts 2 and 3?

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    • No one (but EA) can say for sure until Act 2 hits. However, I am of the strong belief that yes, you can use the Act 1 characters for Jam Sessions in Acts 2 and 3.

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      • Thanks, think that will seal the deal for me on going for this combo. I typically have no problem completing events as a dedicated (every 4 hour) freemium player, but I’m a day and a half behind on the calendar already…

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        • Oh boy, no pressure. I’d kept my prediction to myself all along and shared it with just Alissa up to this point. Now I kinda regret saying it. I’m going to feel even worse if my speculation is wrong and these guys don’t help you in Acts 2 and 3. (Though of all the speculations I’ve read, I still feel I’m the most likely to be right)

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          • I think you’re right, too…the Rock Stage is unlikely to remain empty for acts 2 and 3. I think that the Sungazers may be limited to the current stage, but will still earn currency thru the entire event. But, like you say, we’ll have to wait and see.

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          • Do they have the headphones and $ symbols next to them when you try to have them play a jam session? Or is it just the hand symbol? Think the headphones and $ indicate which characters will be available for future acts. Thanks

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          • I’m fairly certain you’re right because we get 2x of the Sungazers as prizes. It’d be a major break with EA’s past practices if they didn’t help with Act 2/3.

            And it’d be even more unusual if premium characters sold as being helpful to the event ends up only being useful for part of it.

            I’d also note EA has an auto-fill functionality in the performer-to-stage selection screen. I believe that’s in anticipation of the fact that there’ll eventually be multiple types of stages which only SOME characters can use. Auto-fill means you don’t have to scroll to match the type.

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    • Aafreen Inayat

      I “think” Freddy Freeman and Shredder Stevens would NOT be helpful in Acts 2 & 3

      Also there is the clue of how BGM has all 3 rock, pop & hop-hop signs next to him, whereas these 2 have only rock next to them …….. I have therefore bought BGM, and not Freddy Freeman and Shredder Stevens

      Im pretty much keeping up with Patric’s calendar without these 2, so Im taking a huge risk by NOT buying Freddy Freeman and Shredder Stevens ……. If they end up helping in Acts 2 & 3, I would very much regret not buying them

      But if my theory is right, then I suspect EA will have lots of angry players who bought Freddy Freeman and Shredder Stevens, assuming they would help for all 3 Acts

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  6. Are they treated as Springfielders ? Can I send them to the 4 hour task in the Steel Mill ?

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    • I take it you’re holding the Ajax/Roscoe quest line at the point where you can send all Springfielders there for 4 hours with the Employment agency by not sending Roscoe on his 12 hour task. I’m doing something similar with the Kwik-E-Mart Central Office and a 1-hour task for all Springfielders. Next time my jam sessions cycle through I’ll check whether they can go on that “all Springfielders” task and report back…

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      • For the Kwik-E-Mart Office “all Springfielders” task I’m keeping open, these guys *don’t* have the task available to them. It’s not the same task as you’re keeping open and I don’t know if EA is likely to switch things around, but I’d consider that they possibly won’t participate in your 4-hour Steel Mill task with everyone else when making your purchase decision.

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        • Thank you for checking this! I think I will pass on them knowing this. It’s a good deal but I have to save Donuts for Halloween and maybe Alcatraz :/ Sad thing, the bus looks awesome

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        • Have they completed their quests yet, or have they been used only for jamming? If they still have jobs assigned from their questline, I don’t think they will be included in “all Springfielders” tasks until they finish.

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  7. KEM farmed for this combo and Bleeding Gums Murphy. Really enjoy this event so far!

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  8. I couldn’t pass them up! Even though I have no idea who they are I need all the help I can get with this event! The bus looks pretty awesome parked by the stage though! I was seriously hoping for Keith Richards and Mick Jagger! A girl can dream right!?

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  9. SIMON A LEDESMA

    Will they jam in the nect acts?

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  10. Once the event is over, they’ll probably be rocking the stage, but they’ll have to do it without Rockstar Maggie, because once this event is over, it’s highly likely she’ll end up in inventory, because I have nowhere that I want to put that huge Hypertheater monstrosity! (That’s a big reason why I didn’t get her during her original event.)

    The idea of storing a premium character kills me, though. I really wish I could decouple her from her building (maybe attach her to the rock stage, instead)…I’d even be willing to spend donuts to do that!

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    • I think it is fun and interesting how each of us have different ways of doing our towns, the Hyperstadium is one of my favorite buildings in my town, especially when Maggie is rocking it with all the lights on. So each to their own, fun that we each are different.
      As for the Sungazer got it right away, like the bus as much as the characters.

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      • Absolutely! If all of our towns were the same, how boring that would be.

        I probably would like it better if it weren’t so freaking massive! Also, I’ve long since enclosed my future world section of town with other stuff, so, there isn’t a great spot for it anymore. I do have one idea (in the general area I’ve parked it in), but I don’t know that it will really work out. It’s too out of scale to put it together with the mainstream main stage, too (just as Woodstock is too out of scale the other direction to put it together with the main stage). I just wish the designers would pick a scale and stick to it. *sigh*

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        • Yes it would be nice if things were in the same scale, good luck with your design. I am one to want to keep my town in synch and looks like the areas go together.

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    • I built a platform for it in a corner of the ocean. It’s out there, but it’s out of the way.

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    • I built it into my nuclear power plant… all the mad building stuff fits in there if plonked correctly 😀

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  11. They look cool jamming on stage with future Maggie and Bleedin Gums.

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  12. Is the new robot wrath the doughnuts?

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    • Not to me. I bought it thinking it might do something other than just dance when clicked. So far that’s all it does.

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      • I don’t have it, but I did try to tap it in a neighbor’s town and it did nothing but make some noise. If is just a NPC it is a poor one then.

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        • I agree…for some reason I thought it would hang out and rock at the stage…nope. Just wanders around like a regular NPC. If I had it to do over again, I would pass.

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  13. I’m passing on them. Yeah they seem like theyd be a big help with the event, but in my opinion not really memorable characters and I wouldn’t really care if I don’t have them in my springfield after the event ends. Especially when some much better ones look to be coming up soon.

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    • That was my thought on them, but I sorta liked the look of the Freddy guy and also I could use their help with the event. Plus seeing as how we are already “forced” into getting two other members of the band as prizes I figured why not just get the other guys to complete the set. This is why I ended up with them.

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      • Those are pretty good points. I might have to do some math to see what my donut stockpile will allow for the whole event. 3 other characters that look to be coming are going to be musts ahead of these guys

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  14. ok, so this doesnt help with the event? Its says in the store, “plays jam sessions”. What does that mean, then? Still trying to decide to buy or not. Its a great deal, just ironing out the deets…

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  15. will these guys return towards the end of the event? I had enough donuts, but lurleen appeared in my vault, so I purchased her instead. I’m KEM farming earning about 10 donuts per day so I should be able to gather enough donuts before the event ends , but not before act 1 ends.

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  16. Also wish we knew for sure that all categories (the little musicians icons with rock, pop, rap) would be able to play after act 1 is over…
    I could see them potentially being able to play the stage associated with each act even after the act is over… or not at all, making this purchase more time sensitive and less sensible.
    Please, EA, if you’re listening, give me a sign…

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  17. How do you unlock jamming at the Simpsons house?

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