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 Joan Bushwell & the Chimp Refuge to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this diamond in the rough to your town…
Building/Decoration: Chimp Refuge
Character: Joan Bushwell
Donut Cost: 150 Donuts
Earns: $135, 15xp/4hrs
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +400
Can Be Placed: grass|dirt|pavement|boardwalk|pier
Leaves stores August 28th
-Comes with a short questline
-Can earn event currency at the
-Lisa has a permanent 4hr task at the Chimp Refuge (Play with Chimps)
-The building is animated when in use
Another overpriced one-off character for Springfield. However, the price point falls in line with the new standard pricing for character/building combos. She will help earn event currency, but that’s about it. This is one of those toss-up characters for me. If you like the character pick it up, if not pass. There’s nothing screaming “BUY THIS!” to me…
I’d pass as a freemium player. There are better characters coming down the pike, save your donuts for them. (ie Buy Sarah Wiggum instead)
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 her tasks…
Joan’s Permanent Tasks:
|Eat a Lunch of Roots and Water||1hr||$105, 26xp*||Chimp Refuge|
|Drink Tea||4hrs||$260, 70xp||Chimp Refuge|
|Bribe with Diamonds||8hrs||$420, 105xp*||Outside/Visual|
|Observe the Chimps||12hrs||$600, 150xp*||Outside/Visual|
|Day Dream About Chimps||24hrs||$1000, 225xp*||Chimp Refuge|
*Her 1hr, 8hr, and 12hr 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 Joan Bushwell and the Chimp Refuge? 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!