Should I Spend Donuts On Spooky Gorge?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Halloween is back in Springfield!  Yes, the water is murky, the screen is slightly darker, monsters and minions are roaming our towns…is there anything better than Halloween 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 Spooky Gorge to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this currency earning Gorge to your town…

Building/Decoration: Spooky Gorge
Donut Cost: 100 Donuts
3% bonus on all cash and XP.  Also earns 180and 70xp/4hrs.  (should convert to Act 2 and 3 currency when they hit)
Vanity +100
Can Be Placed: 

Leaves stores November 14th

-Comes with a short questline
-Will help earn more prize track event currency
-Ok Bonus % for donuts spent
-Always animated (spooky fog flies around it) and animated when tapped.  Wagon falls over the edge (pretty good animation)
-Wiggum has a task there (Fall into Gorge) that earns event currency, however continue to send him to the Holy Forge as he’ll earn Pickaxes there.

-Massive footprint for Springfield.

Final Thought
Premium or Freemium:
While you certainly don’t need this to successfully complete the event, it is a nice addition to Springfield.  I like that it earns both event currency and a bonus % and the animation is pretty amusing.  However, it is pretty large for Springfield.  So if you have the space it’s not a bad pickup, but if you don’t it’s not a bad item to pass on either.

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.  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 the questline it comes with…

Spooky Gorge Pt. 1

Wiggum: All right you teenagers, move along.  None of your (Alissa edit: should probably say, none of you are) making out overlooking the spooky gorge.
Jimbo: It’s weird.  We know the gorge is messy and dangerous, but there’s something about it that keeps attracting us.
Shauna: It’s like the gulch version of teenage sex.  I’m Shauna.
Wiggum: Well, just stay clear of the edge, okay?  You kids don’t have my cat-like balance.
Reach Level 17 and Build Police Station
Make Wiggum Fall Into Spooky Gorge- 4hrs, Earns 180 Event Currency and 70xp
Wiggum: My cat-like balance has deserted me!  Aaaahh.
Shauna: He fell into the Spooky Gorge.  Should we tell the police.
Jimbo: He *is* the police.  So technically they already know.
Shauna: Then let’s make out.

Spooky Gorge Pt. 2
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Wiggum: Chief Wiggum’s journal.  I have been trapped in this Spooky Gorge for days. The only thing I’ve had to eat are these bright red berries, which I’ve been washing down with my own urine. I found a creek of fresh water yesterday, but I’d gotten used to the pee flavor. If anyone finds this, tell Sarah I love her, and tell Ralphie that noses are for breathing, not picking.
Make Wiggum Continue to Lose His Mind- 4hrs, Earns 180 Event Currency and 70xp
Lou:  Oh my God!  Chief, we finally found you.
Wiggum: Look, Lou, I can fly.  I’m a golden eagle.
Lou: Ok, Chief.  Let’s get you home and off these wild insanity-berries.
Wiggum: No one’s taking my berries!  I’m hiding in the gorge forever!

What are your thoughts on the Spooky Gorge?  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!

42 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts On Spooky Gorge?

  1. Necromantic Nightmare

    I know this isn’t the right spot but I can’t find information on the monster castle and the Frankenstein’s. Is there a link somewhere that I’m just not finding because when I put it in the search it takes me to Burns castle

    • Nope not written yet. They leave at the end of the event and they dont help with the event so it’s not a priority post to write for me. It’ll likely be written during act 2

    • It’s not up yet. But here are the detes… It’s another castle. The characters don’t help you with the event. No bonus percentage.

  2. Spooky Gorge

    I gotta make room along the Mountain Border between Springfield and Springfield Heights before I spend the Sprinkles on it (I guess if you’re missing the fog normally found throughout Springfield during this Event? this is the only fog we’re getting)!

    Remember, anything that helps you Earn is less Grinding👍

  3. Its pricey but I’m a sucker for any landforms that add dimension to my town, the Murderhorn, Springfield Gorge, Springfield Falls, Wildlife Refuge etc., I get them all. I almost bought Miss Mouse just for the hill, that one I resisted, until she comes back in a mystery box or with a rebate.

  4. Really want Frankenstein and his bride but bit costly, will wait for the sib for it, I bought blinky and he doesn’t help in the event

  5. i’ll keep it for a future box…

  6. First thing I bought! Multiplier bonus with premium event currency – it’s a no brainer! Love the look of it too.

  7. Pass for now, we will see what else comes up.

  8. Has anybody else noticed that the bonus from decorations in the bonus area does not really apply to the old ruins dig site (although it is showing in the bar and in the holy forge)? The bonus from the Flanders Family Tome does apply to the dig site, affecting fangs as well as incantations.

  9. Curious if people would prioritize the gorge or the boat with character higher? I realize price is different so on like a per donut basis which is better value?

  10. Anybody else’s game crashing when you tap minions in friend’s towns? I rebooted my phone and everything, it’s still happening. Checked for an app update, nada. Wondering if it’s just me?

    • Rebecca Stromgren

      Mine started crashing, today.
      Switched devices, still crashing.
      Between the lag, the random tap radius failures and this new glitch, I am a woeful rapper, today. 😫
      Hopefully they throw us some Donuts, for our aggravations.

    • The Original Schelf Kahuna

      I had this happen Friday night. I have Evil Homer and I believe that he had been bitten and was the hang up. I finally tapped on him to undue the curse and I was able to tap in friend’s towns without lockup. I am still having lag issues but excited about farming cottages. Also, SCREW FLANDERS

  11. Until glitches are fixed, i ain’t purchasing anything. After today, will be deleting game for good.

  12. I like it but wish it somehow melded with other tiles/areas a little more seamlessly. That would be hard though… I picked it up and am happy!

  13. Im saving for the boat, and whoever that is on it… Im at about 75 so far, but make about 12 a day

  14. TallSpiderCandy

    Bought it even though I thought 100 donuts was a bit much but have no regrets. The size did surprise me though lol. Love the animation!! 😁

  15. Well it might be nice but I cannot get into the halloween store! I have stopping the game tried rebooting my device. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the game but nothing works. I have reported the bug to EA but have not had a response…..

  16. I got this because I think it’s gorgeous!
    Geddit? Gorge ous 😂

    Sorry I will quit it now… 🙄

  17. I’m on the fence with this one, it looks amazing, but I’m so uncreative I have no idea where I’d put it 😕 I think I’ll wait to see all the ways the creative friends I have use it 😉

    • Exactly the same here. I have the donuts and the land but i have no idea yet where to place it
      My town will need a mayor redesign i think with all this new stuff coming.
      Some of my neighbours have the gorge already but for the moment they didn’t really design around it

    • Blends nicely with the Frankenstein’s castle.

  18. Liked the quest, like the animation, like the bonus 😁

  19. This purchase got me to 500% :3

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