Gil’s Latest Gimmick: Details & Should You Buy Praiseland (& Rachel Jordan)?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Looks like Gil’s back in Springfield.  He returned to Springfield this morning, naturally with another offer for us.  What’s the latest gimmick he’s peddling?  Pearly gates of course!  Praiseland is here!

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

So when you first get into Springfield you’ll see Gil waving his arms around..doing his best impression of Touchdown Jesus…just begging you to tap on him…

If you tap on him you’ll see…

Gil: Hey pal, I hear you like second-tier music festivals! Ol’ Gil is selling a Christian theme park called Praiseland, complete with Christian-Rock headliner Rachel Jordan.  Now, I couldn’t sell a single ticket to Praiseland, but I’m a known terrible salesman. Can I sell it to you?

At which point you’ll see the latest offer…

If you refuse…

Gil: That puts Ol’ Gil in a really tough spot.  My free first month at the storage lot is almost up. Looks like I’m gonna have to burn Joan of Arc at the stake again for warmth tonight?

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

This Offer Ends August 29th, 2017…

If you accept

Gil: Gee thanks!  I guess the big man upstairs was looking out for me after all.  And by that I mean the tattooed fella at the shelter in the bunk above mine. He said I’d be getting what’s coming to me today.  I can’t wait to head back and tell him!

If you accept you’ll instantly get Praiseland as one complete build, that size is 18×20.  BUT you can move each individual component around so you can make it as large as you’d like. (or configure as you like)

Once you place Praiseland you’ll see the character unlock message popup for Rachel:

And she is part of the Churchy Joes Character Collection…

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

Building/Decoration: Praiseland
Includes: Rockin’ Ark, Solomon’s Temple, Forbidden Tree, Praiseland Gate, Praiseland Walls (15), Other Trees (4), Bushes (3), Shrubs (4) & Flowers (2)
Character: 
  Rachel Jordan
Donut Cost: 185 Donuts…(ouch!)
Earns: Solomon’s Temple: 16 /8hrs (should switch to $200, 22xp/8hrs when event is over (Premium building payout)
Ark:  8 /4hrs (Should switch to $135, 15xp/4hrs when event is over (Premium building payout)
Forbidden Tree & Praiseland Gate each have a 1% bonus on cash and XP (so 2% total)
Size: 
All of Praiseland as it originally comes 18×20 complete size, but each piece is movable to create your own
Walls are 1×3
Forbidden Tree 3×3
Gate 1×6
Other Trees 2×2 (4)
Bushes 1×2 (3)
Shrubs 1×1 (4)
Flowers 2×2 (2)
Soloman’s Temple 7×7
Ark 10×7
Conform-O-Meter: 
Temple & Ark Consumerism+10, Gate Consumerism +5, Forbidden Tree and Walls Vanity +100
Other Info: Can be placed grass|pavement|boardwalk|pier|dirt|beach

Offer Ends August 29th

Pros:
-Full character for Springfield
-A popularly requested item for Spingfield (Especially since the Maude statue hit our games recently)
-Rachel will use the Ark for one of her tasks (animated when in use, swings back and forth)
-Forbidden tree is animated when tapped (snake hisses)
-Can build more walls (3hrs, $2000 each)

Cons:
-Overpriced.
-Rachel cannot Jam
-No one uses the Temple.

Final Thought:
Premium:
As usual premium players, if you like it you’re going to buy it.  That’s kind of the definition of being a premium player, right? I do think this one WAY overpriced for what it is/does.  But I do like the overall deal.  You get a character, 2 buildings and a 2% bonus for 185 donuts.  Not the greatest, but not the worst either.  I say if you’re thinking about it pick it up, but if it hasn’t crossed your radar, pass.

Freemium:
Unless you REALLY love Praiseland and you’ve been saving up for Rachel Jordan, I’d pass.  This is over priced & I do think you’re better off getting Leon.  However, if you’ve been longing for Praiseland in Springfield & saving your sprinkles specifically for this, now’s your chance to get it.

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’m still on the fence. Just remember, they are limited-time.  So whatever you decide be sure to make your final decision before it leaves our games on the 29th.

Here’s a look at her tasks..

Rachel Jordan’s Permanent Tasks:

Task Length  Earns Location
Do her Hair 1hr $105, 26xp Outside/Visual
Volunteer at Praiseland 4hrs $260, 70xp Praiseland Gate
Ride the Rockin’ Arc 8hrs $420, 105xp Ark
Spread the Word 12hrs $600, 150xp Outside/Visual
Work on Music 24hrs $1000, 22xp Brown House

And here’s a look at the dialogue that pops up when you place and build Praiseland:

Building Walls for God
Ned starts

Ned: With Praiseland back in town, I can finally work on some expansions I’ve been thinking about.  The Parted Sea Wave Pool, the Hall of Animatronic Judases, the Twelve Plagues Tiki Room…But first I need to build some walls to keep the faith in and the Episcopalians out. Even Joshua won’t be able to blown these walls down. Oops, that’ the sin of pride.  After I build the wall, I’m going to spend two hours in the Temple of Scourging.
Build a Wall at Praiseland Gate- Costs $2,000 takes 3hrs. 

And here’s a look at her questline…

Praisin’ Liaison Pt. 1
Ned starts

Make Rachel Jordan Read the Bible at Flanders House- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp

Praisin’ Liaison Pt. 2
Rachel Jordan starts

Make Rachel Jordan Do Her Hair- 1hr, Earns $105, 26xp

Praisin’ Liaison Pt. 3
Rachel Jordan starts

Make Rachel Jordan Sing Gospel to Moe and Ned- 4hrs, Earns $610, 160xp

Praisin’ Liaison Pt. 4
Rachel Jordan starts

Make Rachel Jordan Write a Song- 3hrs, Earns $200, 55xp

Praisin’ Liaison Pt. 5
Rachel Jordan starts

Make Rachel Jordan Sing Her Song- 3hrs, Earns $200, 55xp

 


And that’s it my friends…everything you need to know about Gil’s latest offer for Praiseland and Rachel Jordan!

What are your thoughts on Gil’s latest Gimmick?  Will you be picking up the Pearly Gate?  Have you already? Thoughts on her tasks? Where have you placed Praiseland in your Springfield?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

And finally, because I know a lot of you like to know these things…

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147 responses to “Gil’s Latest Gimmick: Details & Should You Buy Praiseland (& Rachel Jordan)?

  1. Just like Duff Gardens there’s no real piont to buy this! No new rides! Nothing really to add! The building income and XP are nice as with the new job it’s kinda worth it. But I think there should be new rides to add. And Krusty Land! What a joke! Just a few attractions to add then it Dead ends! Really EA you need to put some more thought into these so called “Amusement Parks”!

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  2. how many walls can you build? is there a limit?

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  3. I agree with everyone when they say she should be able to jam. She’s a singer, after all. But I wouldn’t let that be a deciding factor on whether to buy Praise Land or not.

    Think of it this way: if the deal came up during a time an event wasn’t going on, would you buy it?

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  4. So my question is, in the praiseland ep that I remember, there is a faulty gas pipe where the characters have a spiritual experience/get high….is the gas pipe part of this building too? Thanks 🙂

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  5. Praiseland with Rachel Jordan

    😅EA, I almost bought this Gil Combo, but this is a waste of Donuts / Bonuts (Buildings earn Crafting Tickets is the ONLY Pro!)

    The fact Rachel Jordan doesn’t Jam – and our Churchy Joe’s can’t enter Praiseland for wholesome fun – is ding dongly darn disappointing!👎

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  6. Don’t get this. I just bought it and wish I hadn’t

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    • Totally happy with it.
      Premium character, 2% bonus modifier, 2 buildings that generate event money, then normal money after event, plus the expansion add-on unique factor.

      I can’t recall a better Gil offer or current offer that we have had before. That is the same or cheaper in price.

      But hey, whatever floats your boa….. Ark 😉

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  7. In my opinion you’re really paying 225 doughnuts for it because like me most people would want the statue also and that’s an additional 40 doughnuts if I’m correct so 185 and 40. And that’s pretty pricey.

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    • You think it’s pricey, i disagree.
      180 donuts for Lovejoy Residence, or 200 for Powell motors
      Both of those are just 1 building. 1 premium character.

      This combo is 1 premium, 2.5 % modifier, 2 buildings generating income & the expansion option adding to the unique factor.

      Very happy with this and the expansion option

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  8. I did and wish I hadn’t.

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  9. EA update on Praiseland

    I purchased the Gil offer as soon as it was basically launched. Putting it down as a supplied set was huge, but I managed to get it in the all green radius to commence the build. After it was built, i was missing 3 significant buildings (ARK, Forbidden tree & the Gate)
    Nowhere could they be found in ANY category of inventory.
    I tried all the “4 year veteran playing” tips on how to fix this.
    After a 40min waiting time on the phone to EA, they realised there was a glitch and some players have been inconvenienced.
    They managed to manually add these to my inventory to complete the set.

    Logged in again and found them immediately. Crisis now averted.
    Contact EA if u are experienced and at wits-end, as sometimes “we do get shafted at times.

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    • The last time I needed EA, I used the call back function. Within 15 minutes I received the call and to my surprise he was a native speaker of my language and…… he solved my problem quickly with 50 donuts compensation 🤗

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  10. if I store soloman’s temple in inventory, will rachel still be available?

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    • Not exactly sure, as I didn’t buy PraiseLand…but if the temple is the primary building you had to place to get her to appear in your town…then yes…storing it will also store her. But it may be the gates…or the Ark…so experiment to find out…right?

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    • Yes, I have it inventory and she is out and about in my town.

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    • I just checked for you and, no, storing the temple doesn’t store Rachael. It’s possible that storing the ark might, but I can’t test that, because she’s riding on it right now.

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  11. 4kidsandacatdog

    I was really looking forward to this, but the fact that Rachel cannot perform is such a huge negative that, as much as I like it, I just can’t pull the trigger. Another bone head move by EA.

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    • I’m replying to your comment, just because it’s the most recent one I’ve seen making this point, but this current is to everyone who thinks EA should have made Rachael a performing character for the event….

      It would make no sense to me if Rachael *were* able to perform at one of the venues….she didn’t play rock or pop (or hip hop, for that matter)…those genres are not her style of music! Which category would you expect to see her in if she had been available to perform in the venues?

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      • Technically she is a Christian Rock singer, so she could have been a character on the Rock stage.

        But if she was able to jam, people would have seen her added under Rock in my list of characters that can Jam is either the Act 1 or Act 2 jam session posts. The fact she (similarly LT Smash) was not listed on those posts should have been a clue she is not available to jam. Another clue would be the Event hub. When you were sending characters to jam or viewing Star Management, you would have seen her at the top with a Buy It Now.

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  12. I decided to follow the advice of my fellow addicts and get the Maude statue from the vault, but after checking it turns out that I DON’T have Maude’s statue available on the vault! The only items there for me right now are Knightboat, Old Gray Mare, Whale and BBQ Pig, and they’re going to be therefor the next 4 days and 12 hours (same as Gil’s deal) so I still have time to think about it.
    Maybe the fact that a lot of people do have the Maude satue available to buy in the vault and I don’t it’s a sign for me to stay away from Praiseland? :/

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    • 4kidsandacatdog

      It wasn’t in the vault for me, it’s in the event menu.

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    • It is available to buy, but it’s not in the vault. Check the event section of the store, or just scroll right in the main inventory window. I just bought it earlier today, myself.

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  13. The fact that she’s a musician and does not jam in this event stopped me from picking this up. I just find that too irritating. What’s the point of Gil offering her now, if she won’t jump on stage and belt one out accompanied by Bleeding Gums?!?

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  14. Would really like to add Rachel Jordan to my little community, but don’t really care for the rest. And 185 Donuts for one characters is definitely too much… Have to think about this some more, maybe I catch a look at the whole ensemble in a neighbour’s town.

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    • If it helps, you can check it out in my town….my Praiseland is still short a bunch of walls, but you can get the general idea. It’s on the north end (i.e., opposite the ocean).

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      • Are the rosebushes part of the package? They look just like the Krustyland ones I already have. 🤔

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        • Any of the plants you see in my Praiseland were the ones that came with it…I didn’t add any of that when I expanded it (and I didn’t even change the arrangement of the plants, just moved them in a block, along with the building, when I moved it to the side).

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          • How do I see your’s? I know this is not the add friend page but can I add you?

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          • Sorry for the late response…just came back from vacation, where I had very limited Wi-Fi access.

            I actually do have a spot for you, if you’re still interested in becoming my neighbor. Just send me a request and then post and let me know that you did and what your handle is, so I’ll recognize it from among my many outstanding friend requests.

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      • I’ve seen it in a couple of towns now, and the “default” Praiseland seems a bit underwhelming – but seeing yours, it looks like something you can work with. I especially like the extra angels. 🙂

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  15. I really like it and want is and I’m a bit of a Freemium/Premium player (Mostly Freemium) but the issue is its a lot and I’m wondering will it decrease in value and come back later as I would like something in Springfield that isn’t KurstyLand. Any ideas, do Gil deals normally come back discounted in the future?

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  16. Miraclemet Charlie

    Bought Leoni this Act, and the Sunbathers and BGM, all were enter deals than this. I could get Lt Smash plus a 2% bonus item from the vault for less than this “deal”… Just gonna save mysprinkles for the Act 3 offers come…

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  17. Bought this immediately. Came as set, yes, but where is my ark and where is my gates?
    I’ve done all her tasks and what I’m left with is

    Volunteer at Praiseland
    Time : 4H
    Requires : Praiseland Gate

    Ride the Rockin Ark
    Time : 8H
    Requires : Rocking Ark

    Some help please???????????????

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  18. Whilst I did buy and like this deal I can’t really see the point in making more walls to expand it though unless EA are planning on adding more attractions to it in the future.

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    • I’m building more walls because the original layout is too cramped and I’m adding other stuff to it, like a camel ride and the Easter float. (I really wanted to add the nativity scene, too, but every time I take that out of inventory, the game wants me to do the questline over again. Maybe I’ll do it at Christmas time, but I really don’t want to have to send the Simpsons to the creche right now.)

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    • Other items can work inside Praise Land too.

      Nativity Scene is going into mine, with a camel from the Time Travelers next to the stage as a prop. Golden Calf Idol is going in as well. Thanksgiving feast table with Pilgrim Flanders might also go in.

      And, of course, we’ll need a nice spot to burn a witch with crowds watching.

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  19. Not Gonna do it, Not gonna do it. Was looking forward to getting it but upon seeing the contents, I’m gonna pass.

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  20. Reading the comments…..looks like quite a few people have bought it hoping that she can jam in the event…….

    I can’t stress this enough, you must always read Alissa’s should I buy post before making financial decisions

    🇬🇧😃

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