Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
It’s event time in Springfield! With the launch of Itchy and Scratchy Land, summer can officially begin for the residents of our pocket-sized towns! Of course, an all-new event means a new opportunity for EA to add new premium items to our stores!
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 Scratchy and the Cartoon Set to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding the other half of the Itchy and Scratchy Duo to your town…
Building/Decoration: Cartoon Set
Donut Cost: 300 Donuts
Earns: $90, 10xp/4hrs
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +100
Can Be Placed: grass|dirt|pavement|boardwalk|pier
Leaves stores July 11th
-Comes with a questline, every questline task earns event currency
-Can staff rides at Itchy and Scratchy Land
-Funny animated tasks that utilize the Cartoon Set, including a joint one with Itchy
-Does not earn at a premium rate for Staffing rides, earns same rate as every other character
Yikes, this price is hard to swallow isn’t it? For those of us who actually PAY for donuts (and don’t donut farm), this one feels like it’s at a price point that’s a big ol’ slap in the face to us for spending money on the game. It hurts. Is he worth 300 donuts? I personally don’t think so. BUT it is Scratchy and what’s Itchy without Scratchy? Animations are fun.
Personally, this is a sit on the fence item for me. Odds are he’ll eventually come back in some sort of box for 1/2 price (or more). But if you don’t want to wait, pick him up now.
Freemium players should avoid this one. Stay far far away if you’re a true freemium player.
Why not? Not like you don’t earn donuts pretty regularly.
I have not purchased him yet. I’m honestly on the fence over it. Just not sure I want to drop 300 donuts that I paid for on the character. However, Pat has purchased him. Pat is now a donut farmer, so he views it has spending donuts that didn’t cost real money. And his take was “It’s really the only thing worth spending donuts on this first act. The combined animations are hilarious. And Itchy without Scratchy? Come on…
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’m on the fence. 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…
Scratchy’s Permanent Tasks:
|Work on Death Scream||1hr||$105, 26xp||Cartoon Set|
|Fight, Fight, Fight!||4hrs||$435, 115xp*||Cartoon Set/Visual w Itchy|
|Prepare for Battle||4hrs||$260, 70xp*||Cartoon Set/Visual|
|Hunt for Itchy||8hrs||$420, 150xp*||Outside/Visual|
|Count How Many Lives He Has Left||12hrs||$600, 150xp||Cartoon Set|
|Check All Body Parts Are Still Attached||24hrs||$1000, 225xp||Cartoon Set|
*These are the payouts for when the event is over. During the event the 4hr and 8hr tasks will pay out event currency. 4hr- Earns 60, 25, 70xp 8hr- Earns 120, 50, 105xp and Joint 4hr- Earns 120, 50, 115xp
Scratchy will also have tasks to Overpay for Sex on the Beach, Try to Win At Blackjack, Drink and Babysit and Dance the Senor Burns…provided you have the buildings associated with those tasks.
What are your thoughts on Scratchy and the Cartoon Set? Will you be spending the donuts to bring them to your Springfield? Did you already? Why or why not? Where have you placed it in your town? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!