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. And the 2018 Treehouse of Horrors episode is an even better excuse to drop premium content into our games!
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 Xylem to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this alien plant form to your town…
Donut Cost: 90 Donuts
Leaves stores October 22nd
-Comes with a questline
-Fun animated tasks
-Unique character for the 2018 THOH episode
-Pricey for a stand alone character (one who we’ve never seen before)
Premium or Freemium:
I’d pass on this for now. If you really like it it’ll likely come back in a mystery box soon, so pass for now and save your donuts for better characters.
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 passing on this one. 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 his tasks…
Xylem’s Permanent Tasks:
|Hit on a Rose||1hr||$105, 26xp||Brown House|
|Prune Himself||4hrs||$260, 70xp*||Brown House|
|Try Local Customs||8hrs||$420, 105xp||Outside/Visual|
|Activate Plant Sense||12hrs||$600, 150xp*||Outside/Visual|
|Request Additional Pollen from Home||24hrs||$1000, 225xp||Brown House|
And here’s the Turbo Tappin’ Version of his questline…
Smoke ‘Em if You Xylem Pt. 1
Make Xylem Activate Plant Sense- 12hrs, Earns $600, 150xp
Smoke ‘Em if You Xylem Pt. 2
Make Xylem Investigate Chill Flora- 24hrs, Earns $1,000, 225xp
Smoke ‘Em if You Xylem Pt. 3
Make Xylem Try Local Customs- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp
Smoke ‘Em if You Xylem Pt. 4
Make Xylem Get Aggressive with Hops and Barley- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp
Smoke ‘Em if You Xylem Pt. 5
Make Xylem Put Down Roots on Earth- 24hrs, Earns $1,000, 225xp
What are your thoughts on Xylem? Will you be spending the donuts to bring it to your Springfield? Did you already? Why or why not? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!