Update: In game update just came through. The Pope can now do heists. I’ve updated below accordingly.
Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Let the heisting begin! The latest event in Springfield, The Springfield Job, is all about pulling off elaborate Heists…well not too elaborate Homer is involved…in a bet between two Nuclear Power Plant owners.
As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us 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 the Pope and St. Paul’s Basilica to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this holy duo to your town…
Building/Decoration: St. Paul’s Basilica
Donut Cost:150 Donuts
Earns: $300, 30xp/12hrs
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +400
Can Be Placed: grass|pavement|boardwalk|pier|dirt
Leaves stores April 5th
-Comes with a questline (which can wait until the event is over to complete)
-A couple of amusing tasks, although if you’re easily offended they might not be amusing to you. (I’m Catholic, I’m not offended)
-Will use St. Paul’s for tasks and it’s animated when in use (lights up birds fly)-Can do heists
-Large footprint (11×11)
-Pricey for the combo
I’m listing this as an in-between at the moment because we’ll have to wait and see what happens. In the store it says the Pope helps with Heists. However, at least for Act 1, he does not. You won’t be able to use him for Heists (which kinda makes sense…he is the Pope). I’m not sure if he’ll be used in Act 2 and 3 or not yet. If he is used it’ll be a pro, if not a con. So don’t get him for Heisting….
It’s a if you like it get it item.
At the moment no real benefit for the event. Today’s update has made it so he can heist. But still a get it because you like it item.
Meh, freemium players I’d pass.
You’re better off with a character that will help for all Acts (Wheels, Sven etc) than one that may or may not help for the next. Plus, I think other characters have better visual tasks…
Of course, in the end, it’s your decision, we can only tell you what we would or wouldn’t do…and as a premium player, I picked this one up. But whatever you decide, just make sure you make your final decision before it leaves our games for good (or for now).
Pope’s Permanent Tasks:
|Give Daily Sermon||1hr||$105, 26xp||St. Paul’s Basilica|
|Ride the Pope Mobile||4hrs||$260, 70xp||Outside/Visual|
|Be Young and Cool||8hrs||$840, 210xp||Outside/Visual|
|Take a Pope Nap||12hrs||$600, 150xp||St. Paul’s Basilica|
|Communicate with the B.S. League||24hrs||$1000, 225xp||St. Paul’s Basilica|
What are your thoughts on the Pope and St. Paul’s? Will you be spending the donuts to bring them to your Springfield? Did you already? Why or why not? Where have you placed the Basilica in your Springfield? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you