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 the Duff McShark Tank to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this beer drinking shark to your town…
Building/Decoration: Duff McShark Tank
Donut Cost: 45 Donuts
Earns: 3.5% Bonus on all cash and XP
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +200
Can Be Placed: grass|dirt|pavement|boardwalk|pier
Leaves stores August 12th
-Comes with a short questline
-Fantastic bonus % for donuts spent
-Always animated, shark swims around tank
-Extra animation when tapped, shark pops out of water spewing Duff
-After initial questline, no tasks there.
Premium or Freemium:
Buy it for the bonus % alone. Fantastic bonus % for donuts spent (good rule of thumb 2% for 40 donuts). The animation is a bonus.
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’ll likely pick this one up. It’s a great buy for bonus %. 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 the questline it comes with…
Duff McShark Tank
Homer: Duff McShark is a star with his own tank! Why couldn’t that be you in there, you dumb dog.
Santa’s Little Helper: *whimper*
Homer: Is that shark handing out free beer?! You never handed me anything but a chewed-up Frisbee, you dumb dog.
Make Homer Visit Duff McShark Tank- 4hrs, Earns Event currency
Tap Duff McShark Tank
What are your thoughts on the Duff McShark Tank? 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!
I was flush with the half price donuts. Wish I bought more. This was an instant buy because of the bonus, also looks good in the zoo area.
Instant buy for me. Put it in my Amusement Park which is I&S Land & Krustyland combined 😊
Ebron suggested using “SH accessory walls” they appear to be glass walls with fish in for a feature. Where do I find them? Trawled through the items available, but a can’t find them. We’re they a special that I missed?
You get them as part of the Exotic Resort upgrades. That’s why they’re pink-ish hued, to match the resort’s walls.
If you upgrade your “Resorts” in SH, they are one of the items you can receive, so you can get a total of 10. There are also tall glass fish towers (with glass elevators going up and down) as part of the same group, which I love😁.
When you upgrade your SH Exclusive Resort, you get accessory pieces and level 5 upgrade is the fish tank. You can upgrade all 10 buildings to level 5 and use all the levels accessories individually in your town ☺ happy designing!
I grabbed this right away for the bonus % and for some reason I don’t have any other sharks in my Springfield-though to be honest my Springfield is a hot mess. I barley have time to grind through the events/KEM farm let alone any time to spend on making my Springfield look cool.
Went for the bonus, stayed for the animation 😁
Since I have 6 laser sharks I keep wondering if I really need more sharks in a tank. I know the not laser sharks are something like 2.25% bonus and the sharks in tank have a higher bonus, but I just don’t know if I can find a place for them… Everything that’s been given in the “zoo” area doesn’t remind me of anything from a zoo. I feel like everyone is just having to add in their own stuff they’ve gotten from past events to make it more zoo feeling.
I bought it because of the bonus %, otherwise I probably would have passed since it’s so similar to the other shark tanks I already have. 😀
I really wish I could move the 🐾❄️Otter Iceberg❄️🐾 into a pond at my zoo…would make a great exhibit😁.
I agree!! The polar bear iceberg should be in the zoo too.
Does anyone know if Sarah Wigum is going to be part of the prize line. Or a 150-300 donut character?
Donuts lots of donuts
Sigh..I guess I knew the answer. EA loves to pull at our heart strings..
300 doughnuts sounds like a nice price.
The price will be a little… Scratchy
I bought it the second it became available for the bonus percentage. A very good buy.
If you decide to start a sea-life section in your park, you can use the SH resort accesory walls to make an aquarium.🐠🐡🐟😁
I am always in awe of your designs. I swear you are a TSTO savant.
Thank you for the nice comment…it’s a compulsion, so savant might not be that far off😆
Thanks, I love the play on words in your game name😄👍.
dunno how to make a blushing emticon but… shux! 🙂
100% agree. I’ve had them as an exhibit at Squidport for a while (couldn’t think of anything else to do with them, they always seemed so random in the ocean surrounded by islands and such, but your use of them being towed away by the Greenpeace boat is very clever!) but when this update hit I actually tried to move them to the zoo, hoping that maybe they changed the code or whatever and they could now be placed in any body of water…no luck😏.
Moved my sea-life section 🐠 to a new Squid-port part of the zoo and now I have Otters and a Polar Bear. Don’t know if I like the aquarium more on the tiles or not, although I do like being able to have the center open to the water. Will think on it for a couple of days…🤔
You are just sooooo brilliant!!!!
What would we do without you?!?!?!
Thanks, but there are lots of really talented tappers out there(luckily, many are my neighbors)…I’m just more of a “show-off” than most😁
Love a show off in this game, very nicely done
Ebron, you’re like our neighbor.who has everything, a swimming pool, the nicest lawn, well-mannered kids and whenever I walk my dog and pass by their house, they always have a nice thing to say or water for my dog. I never felt any amount of envy or any negative vibes against them. They always make me feel welcome. It feels like that when you give us a peek of your Springfield. I never felt like you are showing off. More, please. 😊
You are too kind…actually my house does win “the most birdfeeders” award, if that counts for anything. 😄
Still undecided on this one mmmmmmh!
Should have skipped the foreplay on this one and just gone with “YES, YES YOU SHOULD” after the break.
An instant buy as it is a unique item which has a decent percentage but just a bit unsure how to place it yet. Looking forward to seeing some inspiration from neighbours! Does it belong in the zoo or somewhere else?
Bought it for the same reason, plopped it, but it’s going next to the Lance Murdoch stunt tank w/in my new Krustyland (plus I&S).
Great idea – it does look like it would work better for stunts!
This also works! Very amusing… those poor kids at the YMCA!
Sharks with freaking lasers on their head…,
Duff McShark Tank
Doesn’t take up that much space (5×5)
Goes swell with our favorite Stuntman and his Shark Tank
(I pity the noob who doesn’t have him, his dialog is lol worthy)
Nice % Bonus
Ok, EA, you got my Sprinkles this time !😊👍😅
I want this but EA still hasn’t credited me the donuts I paid for since day one of the event, so I’m leary to try to purchase any…for the third time. Now they said to do a call or chat but neither works so I’ll keep trying. So very frustrated : (
I’m trying with you!! I email everyday asking when I’m getting my donuts. They stopped answering me on 8/6. GIMME MY DONUTS!
“Where’s my elephant! Where’s my elephant!”
Sorry, I’m not trying to mock your frustrations I just have a inappropriate humor at times.
if you contact Google Play (or whereever you purchased them from) they will refund you
I contacted Google Play this morning cuz, it’s been over a week, man, but Google Play just answered they will not refund because it does not fall in their ‘refund policy’. Now I’m really pissed
Im in the same boat, been over a week. How hard is it? just give me my donuts (elephant) 🙂
Check now, mine just appeared!!! 🙂
OMG TallSpiderCandy I just logged in and THERE WERE MY DONUTS! Check your game. GO! GO! GO! 🙂
Just a thought but thinking of buying some crafting currency to fully upgrade my big cat mountain, really depends on act2/3 I suppose.
buy the park that produces crafting currency instead, its a better long term investment and value
I don’t see a park in my inventory,?
Maybe the Peek-at-You exhibit ?
I like it but only bought it for the%, won’t fit in my wildlife park but maybe krusty land
Think of it as a swimming pool, then there are lots of interesting options😄.