Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
So something EA’s been slowly rolling out over the last year or so is this new bonus for actually spending cash on donuts. (instead of just farming them) Where they attach a premium, limited-time, character to one of the donut bundles in addition to bonus donuts.
This time around we’re being offered Butterfly Maggie, a premium costume for Maggie, for a truckload of 300 Donuts ($19.99 in the US) plus 100 Bonus Donuts (so costume + 400 donuts). While it’s hard for me to sit here and tell you if you should or shouldn’t spend actual cash on the game (spoiler, I think you should always spend at least a small amount…even if it’s $.99/year on the game if it brings you joy and you want to see it continue) I thought I’d do a quick breakdown of Butterfly Maggie, her tasks and other details you may be curious about.
So let’s consider this an abbreviated Should I Buy….
So what is the deal? When you can find it in the Currency Tab of your Store (also by hitting Get More)…
Basically spend $19.99 on a Truckload of 300 donuts and get 100 Bonus Donuts plus Butterfly Maggie costume.
And yes, for those outside of the US I know my price is probably lower than yours. EA only charges 19.99 USD for this package…anything over that that you are currently paying goes to Google/Apple/Amazon for Tax and Duty etc. EA only collects the 19.99.
So, personally, I think this is a terrible deal. $19.99 is WAY to much to pay for the costume. Plus, full discloser, I’m still pissed at EA for the nonsense they pulled with the Day Old Donut Deal so I’m not spending money right now. You don’t punish your customers that pay. (note the different amount of free donuts 60 vs 300 doesn’t bother me. Just the discounts offered) You make the same deal (Boatload of donuts for $19.99) available to ALL players, not just those who don’t spend money. It’s not right and it’s ridiculous to just assume those that spend money will continue to do so at a higher rate. So the joke’s on you EA, because you royally pissed off this loyal TSTO player who has spent THOUSANDS in this game over the years. Anyway…
So here’s a breakdown on Butterfly Maggie…
Here’s a look at her task list
Butterfly Maggie’s Permanent Tasks…
|Take a Nap||1hr||$105, 26xp||Simpson’s House|
|Sabotage Burns||4hrs||$260, 70xp||Power Plant|
|Reach Max Power Status||8hrs||$420, 105xp||Outside/Visual|
|Energize and Fly||12hrs||$600, 150xp||Outside/Visual|
|Drink Chocolate Milk||24hrs||$1000, 225xp||Java Server|
And here’s the Turbo Tappin’ version of her questline…
Kill Burns Pt. 1
Make Butterfly Maggie Energize and Fly- 12hrs, Earns $600, 150xp
Kill Burns Pt. 2
Make Butterfly Maggie Trash Moe’s Bar- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
Kill Burns Pt. 3
Make Butterfly Maggie Investigate the Kwik-E-Mart- 6s
Kill Burns Pt. 4
Make Butterfly Maggie Get Revenge on Burns- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
Kill Burns Pt. 5
Make Butterfly Maggie Reach Max “I Have The Power!”- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp
That’s pretty much it on Butterfly Maggie. A premium costume for Maggie and while she’s fun, I don’t think she’s worth the cash. I’d pass. (even if I wasn’t pissed at EA)
What are your thoughts on Butterfly Maggie? Have you purchased her? Will you purchase her? Thoughts on her questline and tasks? Sound off below you know we love hearing from you!
Patric Stepping In with an Alternative….
This is a CASH outlay…for a digital bauble.
Might I make a suggestion as to a better use of your cash, rather than “donating” it to EA? No harm…no foul…we support EA the rest of the year. Right?