Christmas 2017 Prize Guide: Act 2, Prize 1 Gautama Buddha (& Free Land)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Snow is falling in Springfield!  It’s finally Christmas time…but Kodos and Kang have their own ideas!  Ticked off that they were left out of the Halloween update, our two favorite Rigellians have decided to invade Christmas! 

This Event is broken up into 2 Acts, with each Acts containing part of the story.  To help you move along with the event you’ll get several prizes per Act.  Each prize will either be something fun for Springfield or something to help you move along in the event.  For the second act, you’re tasked with collecting Tomes           () to unlock each prize!

The first Act 2 Prize awarded at 1,900  is Gautama Buddha (& a free land token), because Christmas is all about inner peace

So let’s take a closer look at this first prize and just what happens when you unlock it in your Springfield…

Once you’ve collected 1,900  you’ll automatically be awarded Gautama Buddha and you’ll see the unlock message popup. (basically showing you’ve won a free land token)

Once unlocked you’ll see Gautama Buddha’s unlock message…

And he’s the first character in the B.S. League Character Collection…

Buddha will be an important part of the main questline, as you’ll need him to complete many tasks (including Alien Battles).  Once you’ve FINISHED the main questline then it’s best to start working on his sidequest (it’ll pop up once you unlock him, but you should wait to work on it until you’ve finished the main questline).  Here’s a look at the Turbo Tappin’ version of that questline now:

 

Sutrageous Fortune Pt. 1
Buddha starts

Gautama Buddha: Lisa, you are a special little girl and a worthy acolyte. I have come to give you a lesson in dharma.
Lisa: Wow, a private lesson from Buddha! Hear that Bart?
Bart: Big deal. I’ve got a math tutor. When he comes over all we do is play video games.
Gautama Buddha: It’s a beautiful day, so let’s start with a mimosa brunch. Om Mani Padme Yum!
Make Buddha Have Brunch with Unlimited Mimosas- 1hr, Earns $70, 17xp
Make Lisa Eat Vegan Tofu- 1hr, Earns $70, 17xp

Sutrageous Fortune Pt. 2
Buddha starts

Gautama Buddha: I feel revitalized! Poached eggs with pancetta? That’s what I call a sangha, or community, of flavors.
Lisa: I’ve colored every placemat in the restaurant. When does my lesson start?
Gautama Buddha: Soon. But first, a visit to Mother Jeong-ja’s Nail Salon. Om Mani-Pedi, Mum.
Make Buddha Get His Nails Done- 1hr, Earns $70, 17xp
Make Lisa Read Salon Magazines- 1hr, Earns $70, 17xp

Sutrageous Fortune Pt. 3
Buddha starts

Gautama Buddha: Lisa, before we start our lesson, I need to get some new clothes. All I have is my heavy winter robes. I need something summery and enlightened.
Lisa: I guess we could stop at Costington’s Big and Tall Store.
Gautama Buddha: You know what I’d like? A lovely crushed velour suit in dark purple. Om Multi-Pleated Plum.
Make Buddha Splurge on Clothes- 1hr, Earns $70, 17xp
Make Lisa Be Dubious About this Behavior- 1hr, Earns $70, 17xp

Sutrageous Fortune Pt. 4
Buddha starts

Gautama Buddha: Now, who would know where to find a good massage therapist around here?
Cletus: I just got my massage license. XXX, like my moonshine.
Gautama Buddha: Sounds perfect. Knead the way!
Make Buddha Get His Knots Worked Out- 1hr, Earns $70, 17xp
Make Lisa Fidget Annoyingly- 1hr, Earns $70, 17xp

Sutrageous Fortune Pt. 5
Lisa starts

Lisa: Buddha! So far all you’ve taught me is how to have a good time. When do the lessons start?
Gautama Buddha: Only the fool asks for knowledge she has already been given.
Lisa:  It seems to me that you are completely going against the principles of Buddhism by giving into all these indulgences and material goods!
Gautama Buddha: Lisa, too often you follow only the way of self-restraint and self-mortification.  But The Middle Way lies between asceticism and self-indulgence. I’ve taught you that, occasionally, it’s good to have a good time. And I looked good doing it.
Make Buddha Discard Material Possessions- 8hrs, Earns $275, 70xp
Make Lisa Indulge Herself- 1hr, Earns $70, 17xp

And here’s a look at his permanent tasks…

 Gautama Buddha’s Permanent Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Create Koans 1hr $70, 17xp Brown House
Follow the Middle Path 4hrs $175, 45xp Brown House
Discard Material Possessions 8hrs $275, 70xp Outside/Visual
Offer Humans Wise Riddles 12hrs $420, 100xp Brown House
Become One with the Universe 24hrs $600, 150xp Outside/Visual


And there you have it, the details behind Buddha, the first Christmas Act 2 2017 prize!

What’s Next?

Conductor Otto and the Arctic Hypertrain- Awarded at 4,000. This will be the next prize we break down in the prize guidepost.

What are your thoughts on Buddha? If you’re playing this event you should have it unlocked since it’s pretty quick…so what are your thoughts on his tasks? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

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16 responses to “Christmas 2017 Prize Guide: Act 2, Prize 1 Gautama Buddha (& Free Land)

  1. Josephine Kick@$$

    I’m a tad disappointed with his visual tasks… riding a motorcycle throwing out guns? Not very imaginative IMO

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  2. Someone should tell Lisa and EA that this isn’t the Gautama Buddha. Gautama was thin, and from India. This is the Laughing Buddha, famous for dying, having his body covered in gold, then sealed in a jar. Later, when the jar was opened, he miraculously looked just like before he was sealed up. (My apologies if I messed up the story – I am remembering from a Comparateve Religions class 30 years ago!)

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    • Already covered this in my post. There are TOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many Buddhas to choose from…so I think they opted for the bests blend of both. Nice, modern Gautama, and the Laughing Buddha…who is kind of an air head (not to be confused with the Smiling Buddha, which was the code name for the first Indian Atomic weapon test).

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    • This annoys me, as well. South Park of all shows managed to get this right when they had Buddha as a “Super Best Friend,” but Simpsons got it so wrong 😔

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  3. Gautama Buddha (& a free land token) – a clever Character that deserves more visible Tasks (vs just inside the Brown House) …. maybe EA will give our Buddha a Task at the Buddhist Temple (or outside of it)👍

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    • Yeah, I wish they were a little more creative with the indoor tasks instead of sending him to the brown house. It is like the elves that have a clean the reindeer stable task that is not located at the actual reindeer stable.

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  4. Will bhudda and the other bs legion members be able to do their attack animations again. I love all of them a lot and would want or keep playing in my town.

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  5. *sigh*
    Never can say his name properly… Every single time I see it I read it as “Guatemala Buddha”…

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  6. Sorry if it’s been asked before, I’m convinced I had nearly all the Simpson snowmen. I haven’t been able to find them and then they turn up for me to buy in the store!

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    • They aren’t unique so you can buy duplicates. If it helps I found my original snow men in the decorations tab… 😊

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    • I believe you can get more than one of each of the Simpsons snow family because they are not unique so you can buy 2 or more Bart Snowmen (or Snowboy), 2 or more Lisa Snowmen (or Snowgirl), 2 Santa’s Little Helper Snowdog etc. There are also two different versions of the Simpsons snow family: one with a bonus percentage which is premium and in the store, and one without a bonus percentage which is not premium and was prizes from a few years ago.

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    • If you stored them behind buildings (that’s what I did), it’s easier to find them if you make the buildings transparent.

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