Should I Spend Donuts On Xylem?

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…

Character: Xylem
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)
-Not voiced

Final Thought
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:

Task Length Earns Location
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
Xylem starts

Make Xylem Activate Plant Sense- 12hrs, Earns $600, 150xp

Smoke ‘Em if You Xylem Pt. 2
Xylem starts

Make Xylem Investigate Chill Flora- 24hrs, Earns $1,000, 225xp

Smoke ‘Em if You Xylem Pt. 3
Xylem starts

Make Xylem Try Local Customs- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp

Smoke ‘Em if You Xylem Pt. 4
Xylem starts

Make Xylem Get Aggressive with Hops and Barley- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp

Smoke ‘Em if You Xylem Pt. 5
Xylem starts

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!

38 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts On Xylem?

  1. Necromantic Nightmare

    I passed on this one, doesn’t seem like anything special

  2. LOL! Yet another character for the already cramped Brown House 🤣

  3. This… thing makes me curious about the episode. He looks to be Groot, a Triffid, and the smoking caterpillar in some proportion.

  4. I love the rickety bridges! Gotten three so far and am connecting to all my little islands…my favorite crafting item in ages👍😁.

  5. Off topic…an insane lag is making the game unplayable. I’m just can make picaxes, if that.

  6. David Billington

    Had thought this character was an NPC, so I hadn’t bothered as they don’t really interest me, but now I know he’s a full character I will be getting him.

    • They must have it confused with Family Guy TQFS

      • Seriously… I’ve never in nearly four years (late Dec) had to fork over actual cash to finish a quest in this game. Family Guy? The second they did that I uninstalled it. I wasn’t enjoying nearly as much as Tapped Out so it was no big loss, but the blurb in that list doesn’t sound like it’s about our game to me.

    • Granted the game has plenty of issues but it seems like the reviewer hasn’t touched the game at all. Shallow gameplay? Sure, on the surface. You just send characters on jobs. It gets a lot more involved the deeper you go though. Expected to spend $100s to advance in the game? I’m level 939 and haven’t spent a dime in 4 years. The graphics look pretty much dead on with the show and the game has a 4.7/5 stars on the app store and is labeled with an Editor’s Choice.

      I know it’s popular to hate on EA, hell I do it all the time. But this almost seemed like a desperate pick to flesh out their list.

    • All I could think while reading that was “well,, opinions are like @**holes,,everyone’s got 1”. I didn’t agree with anything out of that assessment. This is not the kind of game where you level up & beat the game. It is a casual,,laid back vibe. It’s not for everyone. I love it,,my sons do not. 😎🤔 & that’s ok.

  7. Tracy-1ltwoody920

    Perhaps we should wait until the companion character “Phloem” is offered?

  8. I am groot.

    • Haha, I was on the fence on if I should buy him, but now i’m in. We are Groot.

    • My thought too, Groot as a Dr. Seuss character. Two favorites in one. I will most likely pick him up after watching THOH tonight. Oh Boy, oh boy, oh boy!

  9. A pass for me unless the episode is actually good.

    Has the SIB gone up for the Monster’s Castle? I can’t seem to find it.

    • Not up yet. Zero benefit for the event and doesnt leave until the event ends so it’s low on my priority post list… and should be a low priority for you as well. It’s not going anywhere for a month.

      • True it has no benefit as such to the event but having the castle & the characters in my Halloween area makes it that bit more special & won’t be the same waiting till the end of the event.
        Some great dialogue as well & good animation of the castle.
        180 donuts is a lot too shell out but there again so is 300 for a single character, which we have been offered with lately.

        • Yes but understand when you have things set to timers, so many hrs in a day and people demanding posts about other things…something with a late timer and no benefit gets moved to the back burner.
          Im 1 person with a very long lists of posts to write and very little time each day to write them.

          • You’re doing and have always done a wonderful job and I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say; thank you.

            • Thanks 🙂 I promise I’m not fishing for compliments (but I’ll take them lol), just trying to explain why some things go up late than others.

          • I was not criticising anyone & fully understand the workload you guys have.
            Just mentioning that some players may want to buy this package while the event is in progress & in my opinion it is not a bad buy.

    • Necromantic Nightmare

      I love the Monster Castles, couldn’t wait any longer on a SiB, so I went for it. One of the few non event-related picks I’ve done in the past that I haven’t regretted on any level, including a lot of picks Allissa liked that I ended up being pretty “meh” about. I have a decent amount of donuts though, freemium people who do no mining may have to pass on this total gem… 🙁
      p.s. the casle actually has 2 different animations based on what task is being done in it!

  10. I actually think the FREE pod plant is the BEST bit to this tie in… wait until you see the animation of the end of the quest! 😂😱

    I got Xylem too but only because I collect all the characters.

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