Should I Spend Donuts on Rockin’ Otto and the Rock Sign?

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 Rockin’ Otto and the Rock Sign to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Rocker to your town…


Character/Skin: Rockin’ Otto
Building/Decoration: Rock Sign
Donut Cost: 120 Donuts
Earns: 2% bonus on all cash and XP
Vanity +100
Jam Session Star Rating:
Starts out with a rating of 2.5 stars
Other Info: If you don’t own Otto he’ll be included (along with his bus) in this purchase

Leaves stores August 15th

-Rockin’ Otto can be used to Jam
-Rock sign comes with a 2% bonus and is animated when tapped. (lights up)

-Crazy pricey for just a skin for Otto and a sign (applies only if you already have Otto)

Final Thought
Premium or Freemium:
If you do not own Otto, this is totally worth it.  Grab it.  Great deal.  If you own Otto, pass.  Run far, far, far away from this one.  It’s INSANE to charge the same price for a SKIN and a sign that you do for a character, skin, bus and sign.  EA lost their minds on this one.  Bottom line: if you don’t own Otto, buy.  If you own Otto, PASS.

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’ll be passing.  I already own Otto, and 120 donuts is not worth it for a skin.   But whatever you decide, just make sure you make your final decision before he leaves our games for good (or for now).

Here’s a look at his tasks…

Rockin’ Otto’s Permanent Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Work on Signature Moves 1hr $105, 26xp Otto’s Bus
Shred 4hrs $260, 70xp Outside/Visual
Spark Up Guitar 8hrs $420, 105xp Outside/Visual
Rock Out 12hrs $600, 150xp Otto’s Bus
Repair Burnt Guitar 24hrs $1,000, 225xp Otto’s Bus

What are your thoughts on Rockin’ Otto and the Rock Sign?  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!

85 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on Rockin’ Otto and the Rock Sign?

  1. I bought him yesterday since I didn’t have him in my Springfield.

  2. I love Otto. He was one of the first premium characters I bought when I started playing this game a few years back. I was looking forward to his participation in this event, but 120 donuts for what would essentially be just a skin for an already premium character (I can do without the sign), it’s hard to justify. I would had been all in if it was 60 donuts or less. Especially since from what others are saying he will only be of benefit to act 1 of this event. Disappointed. 🙁

  3. Too pricey!

  4. Rockin’ Otto

    I never had Otto with the School Bus, so I spent Bonuts and gladly increased the amount of Cuffs / Tickets obtained hourly (I DO agree as a Character Skin / Decor with %, 150 Donuts is way too high if you already have Otto – c’mon EA!) 🐖💨

  5. i didint have otto , wanted to have him and saw the rock sign with him , so bought it straight away.
    i did not know that it would cost the same for the skin alone for those that already had him – that idea sucks ! . if it was 10 -20 donuts for the skin on top of you already have him I could understand but not the same full price !

  6. Please, please, pretty please 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏, NO POLITICS on Tstoaddicts!!!

  7. In my opinion any premium character that relates to this event should be included. If they want to add a premium skin, then let them add one for fun and not to make that character part of the event. I have both Otto and Disco Stu. I was so excited to see Otto join the event and then just as quickly disappointed that to include him I had to buy his skin at such a high price. Now throw me a Steve Tyler character in this event or Rose Axel and I may just spend those doughnuts.

  8. Strangely, this is the best deal EA has ever offered and the worst deal EA has ever offered.

  9. Remember that rebate including Otto and the greenhouse in the last event? Well, I bought it 🙁 Now I see the visual tasks of rocking Otto and feel completely disappointed.

    • Best. Spoiler. Ever! I’ve been wanting Disco Stu ever since two yard sakes ago, when I regretted dearly not getting him, but, since then, I’ve been holding out for another discount deal, which has never come. Happy to hear that my wait will finally be over soon!

  10. I am one of the lucky people who didn’t have Otto before, so this was a good deal for me. Once I found out Otto will be offered, I postponed my plan to get BGM.

    Glad I passed on the recent greenhouse deal, can really use Otto’s help as I started the event late. Maybe I still have a chance for the final prize.

    Too bad the skin-only is being offered at such a high price. Sometimes I just don’t get EA.

  11. Baffled by this by EA. Not only overpriced but clearly for Act 1 only and brought in halfway through!!! I have tons of donuts but REFUSE to buy this on principle. If it was 60 donuts id instabuy.

    Guess we will just have to hope to pick this up later in a mystery box.

    Tempted by this half price old Gil deal tho, the tailgate party thingy, bad price for 4% but looks cool, il probably hold off unless I see it has great animations (cant remember off to search for the SIB)

  12. Anybody else think Peter Dabruzzio(the last prize) has an uncanny resemblance to the last Doctor (Peter Capaldi)…or am I just noticing something obvious to everyone else?

  13. Is it just me or has purchases become more expensive? It seems like its easier to get a doughnut here or there and yet purchases are twice as expensive as they should be.

  14. As it looks like EA messed up on the cost of otto’s skin. I am passing for now and hopefully it will return for the black Friday event.

  15. Probably the worst purchase I’ve made in the game. I saw it listed as a bundle, never investigated. When I realized it was just a skin and the sign I was very perturbed.

  16. Poor form EA

  17. Correct me if I’m wrong…but during the TTT event, EA offered a discount if you already owned Booberella.

    They did…just looked it up: 150 if you didn’t own her, 100 if you did.

    Did they just forget to do the same with Otto? I would have picked this up for 50-60 donuts, no way for the same price as the full bundle.

    • But Boobarella originally cost 100 donuts on her own, so if you had her and wanted the outfit, it would basically cost you double. They’ve done the same thing with Miss Springfield, Crazy Cat Lady, and Barney. Possibly others I’m not remembering. It’s not a fun trend.

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