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
Size:
1×5
Conform-O-Meter:
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

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

Cons
-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. poor that otto is just worth the rock era. no use for hip hop or pop.
    so even i do not have him i pass…even he is very cool…
    but i have already spend too much money on the rock era…

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  2. Saw this and LOLed Nelson style at the price for the skin. I might have paid 60 for the skin.

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  3. Just won the recording studio…made a beach compound with the spa and the greenhouse (it’s legal to grow your own now in Springfield😜) …also has access to the Beach Resort next door with tennis courts.

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  4. Wish I didn’t already own Otto. Think I got him in an earlier deal this year with the greenhouse. This deal would’ve been a lot better.

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  5. Does otto help out with Act 2 & 3?

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    • It doesnt look like it because he only has the blue icon (rock) and not the pink (I think it’s pink for pop) or green (hip-hop) ones. Stinks. I’ve been KEM farming, and so I bought the skin and sign, but even having not spent any real money, I feel like a bit of a sucker. I usually have a bit more control than this, but I had a moment of weakness. Stupid addiction.

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  6. I’m confused, if I don’t have Otto and I get this deal, will I get the school bus too, or just the sign?

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  7. I passed on the Otto skin. He’s too expensive and really not necessary / not much help. I already unlocked the final prize today with almost exactly 5 days left on the timer. I did buy Rockstar Maggie (mystery box), Bleeding Gums, and the Sungazer dudes so I already have one extra character unable to perform (which is fine as I have lots of quests to do).

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  8. One of the worst purchases I’ve ever made in this game

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  9. I was really expecting that we could use Otto for the event without having to buy a skin! That’s a bad move from EA, always pushing to buy more. It does not make sense that the price is the same for the skin only and for the whole character+skin!

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    • I agree that the pricing is off, but not with your comment about EA always pushing people to buy more. Yes, they do that, but that’s how they pay the bills (so to speak) to keep this game going. It costs a lot to maintain this game and create new content, and it also needs to be profitable beyond that, so of course they need to encourage people to buy stuff. That’s the way pretty much all businesses work!

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  10. yes it’s worth buying Rockin Otto,Because he has some tasks after placing and also the Rock sign is also worth buying(mainly) Because it looks awesome in your town! lol

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  11. I really wanted that sign. *sigh*
    But I’m passing, at least until the end of the event. Then if it comes back, I’ll see.
    Not happy with this trend EA.
    Please reconsider.

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  12. “It’s INSANE to charge the same price for a SKIN and a sign that you do for a character, skin, bus and sign.”
    My sentiments precisely. This is the third or fourth time they’ve done something like this and it’s irritating beyond words. I remember when a skin for an already-premium character cost 12 or 15 donuts. Charging the same as the cost of the character is ludicrous.

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  13. I don’t have Otto yet, but I’m kinda torn between deciding which is the better deal, this, or the Sungazer bundle. Firstly, I’m worried that all 3 characters can no longer be sent on jamming tasks in Acts 2 and 3.

    If I was just looking at the virtues of each bundle alone, Otto’s bus gives a proper 4-hour task for Uter. I’m currently sending him, Squeaky Voiced Teenager and Norbert (because his inherent 4-hour task is really disruptive) for 4-hour tasks through the airport, but every now and then, the airport glitches and I don’t have enough tickets for everyone. The 2% bonus from the sign is also pretty sweet.

    But on the other hand, the Sungazer bus takes up a much smaller footprint and you get two premium characters. I can’t decide if that’s better than 1% more income and XP overall.

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    • Your call obviously but if it was me and I didn’t have him I’d go for Otto in a heartbeat over those other two clowns. He’s one of the most iconic Simpsons characters, he looks awesome in Slash attire and he gets to invoke the spirit of Monterey-era Hendrix. What more could you want?

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    • oh c’mon man, it’s otto mann! he is such a classic character in the show. if you don’t have him already, you’d be crazy not to jump all over this deal.

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    • What I would consider also, is the fact that the Sungazer guys will probably never be useful again, whereas with Otto there is a chance he might help with another event down the line. Also Otto might not be offered in a bundle/rebate anytime soon and I consider him more of an iconic simpsons character than the Sungazers.

      And for their usefulness for this event, it depends on how many other extra characters you have. I had rockstar Maggie from earlier and bought BGM. After unlocking Al, Nick and Peter I have all the jams filled up, so buying anyone extra is useless for me in this act. Whether they would help in other acts, I dont know, maybe someone else can chip in with their opinion 🙂

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    • Since you’re a 4 hour type of guy, at least I assume from the airport thing, it’s nice to know that the Premium sungazer members don’t have 4 hour jobs.

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    • Otto, Otto, Otto…that’s my three votes😀.

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      • Thanks everyone for your feedback, appreciate it! It so happened that the Aztec Theater came up in my vault as well, so I pulled the trigger for that and Otto to finally give Uter and Squeaky Voiced Teenager their proper 4-hour tasks.

        Thanks for noting that the 2 Sungazer dudes don’t come with 4-hour tasks. That’s really important to me as I normally check in every 4 hours except when I’m really busy or when I’m going to bed, which I’d then assign all non-quest characters to 8 hours instead.

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  14. I couldn’t spend my donuts on this. Too much for what I would get. So I purchased all of the box goods. Not a fan of sax Lisa, but the rest is great.

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  15. If you only had 165 donuts, would you get Otto, Freddy and Shredder, or BGM?

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    • I think Otto is always available right? Albeit w/out extra skin and sign. I bought the Sungazers not knowing the episode for help with the event and character set completion and I’m glad I did, but BGM for the win, who knows how long before a re-release.

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      • Will you have more donuts ‘tomorrow ‘?
        If YES, then purchase the limited time BGM
        if NO, then definitely, absolutely go for OTTO.
        I’ll take Otto instantly, but BGM is limited time and helps with all Thre Acts.

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    • Seriously?! BGM all the way dude.

      (If you really love Leon Kompowsky a.k.a. “Michael Jackson” a lot more than BGM, just wait for him instead)

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  16. Watching Otto sleep on top of his bus during a music festival is just wrong! However not about to spend the donuts on the skin EA.

    Moved the school bus to the parking lot of my music fest area. He’s currently jamming on his guitar to a crowds waiting in line. Fits pretty well..

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  17. I passed.

    I think Otto should be able to jam (with premium of course) as well but have an extra premium payout with the skin.

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  18. Checking my Premiums, Billboard, Duff Statue of Liberty, Golden Calf Idol all 80 donuts for 2%. Yes, there are better values, but assume EA is thinking 80 donuts for the sign, that means the skin is 40 donuts. I am already in the bonuts, so assume it earns you 1-6 extras donuts over the course of the game, it might be worth it for some.

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  19. I didn’t have him so I got him cause of the skin and the 2% bonus on the sign. Had it not had a 2% bonus I would’ve passed and waited to see if he would be available with a skin on halloween event

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  20. Indiana Puck-Rowan Underwood

    I bought Otto with the greenhouse on 4.20 right when I started playing. Wish I had waited! I love this skin.

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  21. I get the feeling that with enough rage there be a price drop/ partial refund for those that already bought..

    Like.me…

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    • Like free.

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    • While I do agree with you, it’s not the first time this happened. I also bought Otto a long time ago, and am quite pissed seeing this deal. On the other hand, there are plenty of characters and items I did not buy first time around, and bought very cheap or won later on. There’s always (at least) two sides to a story, and while you and I may complain, others will be thrilled by this awesome deal.

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  22. Surely it should have been 60 donuts for the skin if you already have the character ❓

    Can’t understand why they don’t have two different price deals which are both good value

    Pass

    🇬🇧😁

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  23. If I didn’t already have Otto I would have snapped this up in a heartbeat!!!

    As it is, there’s no way I’m going to spend that many doughnuts on a skin for a premium character and a sign with a lousy bonus%

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  24. Yes, it’s overpriced (for the skin and sign).
    Yes, there are better things to spend donuts on.
    Yes, I got it. 🎸🔥😁

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    • Was that your stage I saw the sign next to? Love It!!! I may get too despite the price. Thinking about the tailgate party for half price too for a killer venue.

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      • Nope, not me. I did get the tailgate and placed it next to my tapball stadium.

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      • I always coveted the tailgate party when I saw it in my friendvilles, so I picked it hip the last time it was on sale. It’s probably not a good purchase in terms of “value,” but I think it’s one of the best decorations offered I TSTO, and I’ve never regretted my purchase. I put it just outside my tap ball stadium.

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    • Ditto.

      Now that donuts are no longer all that “precious” for me, I buy what I like, even when the value proposition isn’t particularly good. But I feel a little bad about that, because, by buying things that are overpriced, I know that I’m probably encouraging EA to continue doing that. Is there an emoticon for feeding a little guilty?

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  25. Is he going to be helpful (able to jam) in pop and hiphop acts? :/ I was saving donuts for more “versatile” characters

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  26. Is Otto only usable on the rock stage, or is he available for the pop/hip hop part of the event aswell?
    Sadly I don’t have that much time to tap for the upcoming weeks, so I definitely would like to spent my last donuts on something helpful for act 2 or 3 aswell.

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  27. I was so mad that they offered this at such a huge price. I bought Otto a long time ago and was super excited to see him join this event only to find that he was for purchase. Just once give us something that we don’t have to pay twice for. Thanks

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  28. EA is screwing with premium players, glad for all the players that didn’t have Otto. I understand why some players may end up buying this skin but I just hope most reject this deal.

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  29. Really annoying that there’s no discount for those of us who have Otto already, but I’m happy for all the people that get to have him and the skin on the cheap!

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