Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Lions and Tigers and Emus…oh my! The Springfield Zoo (aka Moe’s Ark) event is in full swing in our pocket-sized towns! Of course, by now, we all know that a new event means a new excuse for EA to fill our stores with limited-time premium items to tempt us.
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 Kitenge & the African Tree Resort to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Simpson Safari combo to your town…
Building/Decoration: African Tree Resort
Donut Cost: 150 Donuts
Earns: $175, 18xp/6hrs
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +400
Can Be Placed: grass|dirt|pavement|boardwalk|pier
Leaves stores August 14th
-Comes with a short questline
-Can earn event currency at the Emu Experience and Big Cat Country
-The building is animated when in use, lights flicker and birds fly around
-Homer has a permanent 2hr task at the African Resort (Sleep in All Resort Beds)
-Can only be used for event currency at Emu and Big Cat, will not have jobs at habitats yet to hit our games (in acts 2 and 3)
Another overpriced one-off character for Springfield. However, Kitenge’s price point falls in line with the new standard pricing for character/building combos. He’s also voiced. So not a bad purchase for premium players.
While I do think there will be better premium characters upcoming, this one isn’t an awful purchase. One of the few voiced characters that will be available during this event. Not the best purchase, but not an awful one either. So if you like him pick him 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’m likely passing. But whatever you decide, just make sure you make your final decision before it leaves our games for good (or for now). Also, since this is an item that helps with the event, it’s better to pick this up sooner rather than later if you plan to grab it. This way you maximize the event currency earning throughout the entire event.
Here’s a look at his tasks…
Kitenge’s Permanent Tasks:
|Take a Nap||1hr||$105, 26xp||African Tree Resort|
|Dance in a Frenzy||4hrs||$260, 70xp*||Outside/Visual|
|Shoo Bush Baby||8hrs||$420, 105xp*||Outside/Visual|
|Go to Moe’s||12hrs||$600, 150xp||Moe’s Tavern|
|Eat at Krusty Burger||24hrs||$1000, 225xp*||Krusty Burger|
*His 4hr, 8hr, and 24hr tasks will earn event currency for the duration of the event. Once the event is over they’ll revert to cash/XP.
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 Kitenge and the African Tree Resort? Will you be spending the donuts to bring it 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!