Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Fall has arrived and there’s a haze over our Springfield’s, that can only mean one thing….it’s Halloween in our pocket-sized towns! This year EA’s thrown a little magic into the mix, with an Angelica Button theme invading our towns. An all-new event means loads of new premium items in our stores just tempting us to drop those donuts while they’re hot!
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 Sorcerer Frink to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this scientific magician to your town…
Character: Sorcerer Frink (costume for Frink
Bundles: If you already have Professor Frink you’ll just get an offer for the costume, if you don’t already have Frink you’ll have a bundle option for Frink, his Lab and the Costume
Frink, Lab & Sorcerer Frink: 150 Donuts
Sorcerer Frink Stand-Alone: 100 Donuts
The rest of this post will only focus on Sorcerer Frink as a Stand-Alone. However, if you’re being offered the bundle it’s a pretty good deal. Info on Frink + Lab can be found here.
Leaves stores November 14th
-Another character for the Serfsons Character Collection
-Fun outdoor animated tasks
-Helps fight beasts and Lord Montymort
-Expensive for just a costume for Frink
-All of his tasks or either outside or at his lab, won’t utilize other buildings
Meh. Expensive with only a small benefit for the event. At the end of the day it’s still Frink, you’re not adding a new character to Springfield. (And Frink’s already a premium character). So I’d pass and spend your donuts on one of the other premium character offerings.
This one is hard for me to get behind for the freemium player. Bit pricey for a costume. I’d 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 likely be passing. But whatever you decide, just make sure you make your final decision before it leaves our games for good (or for now).
Here’s a look at his tasks…
Sorcerer Frink’s Permanent Tasks:
|Put on Robe and Hat||1hr||$105, 26xp||Frink’s Lab|
|Wave Magic Stick Around||4hrs||$260, 70xp||Outside/Visual|
|Roast White Soft Candies||8hrs||$260, 70xp||Outside/Visual|
|Conduct CrazyMagical Experiments||12hrs||$420, 105xp||Frink’s Lab|
|Have A Science and Magic Crisis||24hrs||$1,000, 225xp||Frink’s Lab|
And here’s a look at his very short questline….
Madmagician Pt. 1
Make Sorcerer Frink Put on Robe and Hat- 1hr, Earns $105, 26xp
Madmagician Pt. 2
Make Sorcerer Frink Wave Magic Stick Around- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
Madmagician Pt. 3
Make Sorcerer Frink Roast White Soft Candies- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp
What are your thoughts on Sorcerer Frink? Will you be spending the donuts to bring it to your Springfield? Did you already? Why or why not? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!
Need some opinions here. I don’t have Frinks, thus got offered the bundle. I know it’s said to be a good deal, but I’m kinda torn between buying the bundle and saving my donuts for the xmas event (and/or any other stuff that might pop into stores before then). So… Should I buy the bundle, or save it for the xmas event?
I was very disappointed with the price for this. I bought Frink and his lab years ago, love that character. When I saw that Frink was gonna get a sorcerers costume I was looking forward to it, it looks great! Then it showed up, and the costume by itself is 100 Donuts. Man, I just can’t justify spending 100D on a costume. Even if he was originally freemium and this would give him premium returns, I dunno that I could justify the cost. Premium to premium costume? No thanks. #Sad.
If you don’t have Professor Frink and his Lab ? It’s not a bad Donut Price – but don’t get this for the Wizard Skin (good grief, EA, we don’t need another Character to Battle anything this late in the Event!)
Got the bundle, seemed like a good deal to me!
These are the deals that have made me just stop buying any premium items unless they are discounted. Having previously purchased Frink, EA basically wants me to pay 250 donuts for the same bundle someone can pay 150 for now. Sorry this whale ain’t playing that no more.
With Skin 150 Donuts without Skin 150 Donuts
Instant buy for me
Hahaha this game has no sense
Magic Academy Library or Professor Frink?
Wait..if you don’t have frink then frink. If your debating over skin for frink or library then library
I did not have Professor Frink yet and combo was too good to pass up. The bonus Donuts at Halloween put me at exactly 152 donuts. So I snapped it up.
At the beginning of this event I read on another site that frink was going to be on offer for 150 donuts. So i have been saving all my bonuts up and my cash if needed. This was one of the few items that was a must buy as far as I am concerned. Now i am just waiting to see what black Friday brings us.
I love all things magic. I love all things fantasy. I love all things castle-y. This is just overpriced awesomeness!
I really like your enthusiasm about this event! Sometimes it feels like I am the only one who likes it, good to know that’s not the case. 🙂
I like it too, I LOVE Harry Potter/ fantasy stuff😌
I love it too!
I quite enjoy it as well (yes, including the crafting even though I have half the items!). Even though it is not TRUE THOH and I would have liked to have got the mutant frog prince. I have quite the magical university going on. I haven’t created a full on section like this WHILE the event was going on since last THOH. Most often I put stuff kinda together after the fact.
I just might make the Springfield showoff this time!!
i wouldve gotten this skin… if martins didnt have a better deal since hes discounted. and even then i didnt get martins skin since i wanna have him focus on bottle duty since i already have milhouses skin to do the event.
Seems like a good deal if you don’t have Professor Frink. 100 doughnuts for a character skin for Act 3….total pass for me.
It is a decent price if you don’t have the frink / lab bundle yet because for 150 it comes with the lab / frink / skin
You sure it comes with the lab?
Frink is associated with his lab. You cannot have one without the other.
Tell that to my mayan marge that did not come with mayan homer
When I say associated, I mean linked in the way that storing one also stores the other. Mayan Marge is not associated with any building, object, or other character. I’m not saying she was bundled correctly, but the programming allowed that problem by defining her as an individual item. The programming would not allow a character to be sold without its associated building. As such, Frink will absolutely include the lab, by definition.
Oh so it was that the bundle i got during traveller time toaster just included the calendar and mayan Marge. But since the calendar was related with the aztec god instead of Mayan Homer the quest got stuck. Bad EA
I’ve held off buying Professor Frink for ages patiently waiting for some sort of sweet bundle or other offer.
Obviously getting this bundle would give me the Sorcerer costume for free but as I ain’t really that mad over it do you think a better one might come along if I be a little more patient?
I passed and as it stand right now with just normal tapping I got Slithers this morning. That’s without Fink Skin.
So the moral of the story is.. you don’t need this to get better event currency.
Huge let down
I got it. I’m a sucker for the skins though. I just like sending them on jobs because they look fun. I’m the game for fun not % points and math.
But you’re contradicting yourself when you say you’re in the game for fun, not for math. Math is fun! 🙂
It is! Why don’t more people understand that?
You could divide people that think that does not add up !!
And if the sentiment multiplies, could we potentially start subtracting at an exponential rate from our loyal readers? I’m so upset I’m going to have 3.14 slices of pi.
1.57’ll do for now, and save half a pi for later
Did you know if you had a pizza with a radius of “z” and a height of “a”, the volume of that pizza would be pi*z*z*a. 🙂
QED, maths does = fun
While math is awesome I just mean I don’t feel like not getting something I want because % wise it doesn’t add something to my town to make it go up.
And that was why i liked your comment. And the reason i passed of Jesse grass twice and the reason i sold Ah Fudge! Factory after ending its questline… and also the reason i am holding the main quest a little until i get Ziff mansion (but for Ziff mansion i need gaspar… so first purchase after angelica will be him)
Two minus three equals negative fun!
When I saw the price I thought this one was a stand alone character, but 100 donuts for just a skin? That’s just ridiculous! 🙄🙄🙄
There is not much incentive to spend 100 donuts on a character skin that is premium already. The only way these premium offered skins become viable to freemium players is if they add another 50% on top of the already premium earn. 100 donuts is a very hard pass. This will ultimately get relegated to a mystery box next year for 50 donuts… I like 25 donuts for this. 25 donuts is still a hard number to attain for noobs too.
They seem very focused on veteran players with their price scheme. This goes back to Patric’s poinient article on why we keep playing and EA removing the incentive to keep going and or spending money on the game.
I got Frink on discount during the future event last Februaryish to boot…
Much as I’d like another premium wizard to help defeat Montymort, I think I’ll wait for this skin to show up in a future HMB.
100 donuts is too much for me. I’ll wait and hopefully get him in the future for cheaper.