Should I Spend Donuts on Westminster Abbey, Oscar Wilde & Geoffrey Chaucer?

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 Westminster Abbey, Oscar Wilde & Geoffrey Chaucer to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this ghostly trio to your town…

Character(s): Geoffrey Chaucer & Oscar Wilde (two INDEPENDENT Characters)
Westminster Abbey
Donut Cost:
175 Donuts
$500, 45xp/24hrs
Vanity +400
Can Be Placed: 

Leaves stores April 22nd

-Two FULL Characters for Springfield
-Comes with a questline (which can wait until the event is over to complete)
-A couple of amusing visual tasks
-Will use Westminster Abby for tasks and it’s animated when in use (lights up birds fly)
-Both characters can do heists
-Oscar Wilde is Voiced
-Reasonably priced for the 3 items you receive

-Chaucer is not voiced
-Fairly Large footprint (12×9)

Final Thought
I like this trio and think it’s a good buy.  If you figure about 50-60 donuts for the building, that’s 115-125 donuts for two characters.  Very fairly priced.  I like that they BOTH help with heists and that Oscar Wilde is voiced.  I wish they both were, but hey one is better than none. Good buy.  Not a must buy, but a good buy.

Not a bad pickup for freemium players.  It checks a lot of the boxes and it’s two premium characters for your town.  Again, not a must buy, but a good buy.  Consider picking this one up

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).

Here’s a look at their tasks…

Oscar Wilde’s Permanent Tasks:


Task Length Earns Location
Annoy Other Ghosts 1hr $105,26xp Westminster Abbey
Battle a Brit 4hrs $250, 140xp Outside/Visual w Chaucer
Confuse Tourists with Quotes 4hrs $260,70xp Westminster Abbey
Drink and Babysit 4hrs $260, 70xp Boiled Potato
Let Springfield Inspire Him 8hrs $420, 105xp Outside/Visual
Offer Weird Advice 12hrs $600, 150xp Westminster Abbey
Spitball Quotes 24hrs $1,000, 225xp Westminster Abbey

Geoffrey Chaucer’s Permanent Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Dream About a Real Bath 1hr $105,26xp Westminster Abbey
Battle a Brit 4hrs $250, 140xp Outside/Visual w Wilde
Haunt Tourists 4hrs $260,70xp Westminster Abbey
Drink and Babysit 4hrs $260, 70xp Boiled Potato
Search for Money 8hrs $420, 105xp Outside/Visual
Ghost Write 12hrs $600, 150xp Westminster Abbey
Desperately Seek Royalties 24hrs $1,000, 225xp Westminster Abbey

What are your thoughts on Chaucer, Wilde & the Abbey?  Will you be spending the donuts to bring them to your Springfield? Did you already?  Why or why not?  Where have you placed the Abbey in your Springfield?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

89 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on Westminster Abbey, Oscar Wilde & Geoffrey Chaucer?

  1. Why am I having problems downloading your emails?

    Sent from my iPad


  2. I bought it and love it. Will look great with my Halloween stuffkl

  3. That’s now 600 donuts I need to get all the limited time buildings I want. I don’t mind you being over critical on future sib posts

  4. I went ahead and bought this. I have just enough left for the Palace, but I don’t know about that one since it doesn’t help with the event. I wish the donut deals would be replaced with something else if you’ve already got the first one. It’s now hard to fork out that ten bucks if there are no extras. I’m spoiled!

  5. Ghosts? Ka-ching ☠😁

  6. Why is this game constantly adding updates, only to see nothing new once it downloads? Several times a day this happens.

    • Your phone is running out of memory space. Parts of the game are unloaded then. Free some space. TSTO needs about 2.5 GB.
      Closing down all apps but TSTO might help too.

    • I get the multiple download issue fairly often, too. It’s absolutely a memory issue, but I believe this is also due to a mistake in the way EA has built the game. I just submitted a bug report on this today and urge you to do so as well. If the game needs that 1.4 GB of data to run, then the game shouldn’t tell iOS that it’s cached memory that can be deleted.

      • It’s kinda funny because it never happened in the past. I remember 2 phones ago (so 3-4 years ago) i would just get an alert i didn’t have enough space and I couldn’t play TSTO. Now within the last 9months- a year it started doing the constant download thing…very odd.

        • I think Apple changed something in how it manages cached memory, and EA hasn’t changed their game to keep up. It’s only an issue for people running out of space, the issue can be resolved without EA’s help, and they can totally blame me for not having enough space. So I think I’m waiting a while to see a fix here.

  7. Another HUGE church. Is Springfield in the Bible belt

  8. I love this event! I have been waiting to see the outdoor tasks and sold! I love it! Thank you so much, now I’m on the edge of my seat for the details on the Gil Jack the Ripper deal.

  9. Ahhh!!! There is just too much going on with this game right now. From bad glitches to bad decisions. WHEN are they going to fix this rather glaring glitch in the Towns? I am noticing more items have gone missing as I look through my Springfield. And then there is the matter of LAND. Each of these bases in this Event take up at least ONE LAND SQUARE. I cannot buy ANYTHING because I havnt the land to put it on. What a very poor decision. There is so many great item in the store, but i wont buy them because i cant use them….

  10. I bought this combo as soon as it appeared in both my games & wrote about it in another post here.

  11. I love how their bodies tapper much like the style of early Disney spirits. One nifty building, two unique characters equals a no-brainer. Can’t believe I’m replying in a SIB post, or I should say SISD.

  12. I only have 132 donuts =( I am working hard, but cant do much right now, especially since events don’t let you get daily rewards of donuts. Why is that?

  13. I’m enjoying all the Simpson versions of real buildings. I have an international space that is being expanded. I’ve been to London a few times and there are a lot of great buildings. I like the ones EA chose. Thanks EA for the great content. I don’t mind the longer events. I can choose to chase Bonuts or choose not to and complete quest lines or just do designs. Yes, I bought the Abbey.

    • Justin Henriks

      Yes, the longer events are great when there is so much fantastic content such as this! It also gives you more time to re-design and make improvements to your town. When events lack good content they become more of a drag so hopefully they will continue with more great events like this in the future!

  14. Picked up the Geoffrey Chaucer bundle quickly.

    Geoffy2357 here..aka Geoffrey. There’s a worldwide audience here so I’m going to take the opportunity for curiosities sake.

    How many people know from various countries know Geoffrey is pronounced the same as Jeffrey?

    • I almost, but not quite, picked up the bundle for the reason that I am also a “Jeff with a G” as people in the US usually refer to me. Also, I am one of your neighbors: jrwjxm.

  15. I bought them immediately for exactly the reason you stated. Any character under 100 always worth it.

  16. onerandomshoe

    wondering if anyone else is having to redownload the updates everytime the game is opened? this is the same bug that started in december that EA was working on fixing but it’s been significantly worse this past week with the 781mb update with every open of the game. i’ve been in contact with ES and they keep offering donuts which i turn down because the amount of money i’m spending to top up my data that gets used up with every play of the game isn’t worth the donuts they offer. EA has said they’re getting many players saying they have the same bug, so just wanna know if anyone else really is. it’s no longer a space issue, i’ve 31gb free, it’s a serious bug that’s turning me off the game because i’m now spending so much money to play it

    • I have turned off automatic(or push) updates, so I have to go to the appstore and choose to update. My pad shows me when updates are pending, but I only update when I have access to wi-fi…which means my data is not used for this. Maybe this would help?

    • You have 31 GB free? Is that a typo? I was having this problem when I had about 3 GB free. I freed up enough space so that I now have 8 GB free and it is working fine. I don’t think you need 8 GB free but 31 GB should be more than enough :O

  17. I want zombie Shakespeare!!! NOW!!!

  18. OMG! Alissa is recommending a character/building combo that costs more than 150 doughnuts. Somebody check my pulse. I think I’m going to faint. 😉

  19. TallSpiderCandy

    I’m considering this but waiting to see what else pops up first 😀
    Any idea if the hot air balloon and wheel from the splash screen will become available??

    • Justin Henriks

      Yes, I am hoping that the London Eye from the screenshot (unless it is another wheel from somewhere else!) is available soon too! I thought it may have been a Gill deal but that has already occurred. Maybe it will appear as another donut purchase in a few days. The balloon could be an Act 3 item – I think it may work in well with the resort type buildings which can be crafted. Fingers crossed.

  20. …A dreaded sunny day
    So lets go where we’re wanted
    And i meet you at the cemetry gates
    Keats and Yeats are on your side
    But you lose
    Cuz weird lover Wilde is on mine.

    Hmmmm….so very tempted now!!!

  21. Oh ho! This post sold me on this building and I’m getting it!

  22. No room. LAND, please.

    • Justin Henriks

      Yep, currently having to re-design big parts of my Springfield to try and fit these awesome items in! More land would be great!

  23. I like the famous British buildings and the paranormal, so this was a quick buy for me.

  24. I had saved about 630 free donuts from rubbish dump, daily tasks etc., and living just 30 miles from London I have decided to get everything I can afford during this Act.. I got Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace straight away. I am now considering Scotland Yard and will probably get it..
    I think a little area of Springfield dedicated to the iconic buildings of London will make it feel more like home for me!

  25. Agreed with Hobbes. Boom. Done. Ghosts-n-all. And they are helping me bomb through this act. So…win-win-win.

  26. I’ll always buy any ghosts they want to present me with, plus I’m building up my England so I bought right away.

  27. Have been in Canterbury and read Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales I had to buy it.

  28. Ok! Let’s splurge! You have me convinced! As they are two full characters. Thanks for the advice!

  29. EA has really become averse to charcters having 12 or 24 hour oudoor tasks :/ that said did pick this up & jack the ripper thanks to the gods of KEM farming

  30. I am looking forward to a full England design….so no thought immediate purchase for me. The looks great…plus two full characters.

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