Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
So it’s Tuesday and Black Friday has hit our games…someone really needs to buy EA a calendar for Christmas. Loads of questions/comments/complaints/general panic coming in over this. So let’s break it all down…
Black Friday mainly consists of the Mystery Boxes (outlined here). You do NOT need to buy donuts to participate. You can simply spend farmed donuts to open other Mystery Boxes. Just because you have a questline doesn’t mean you have to follow it.
Now let’s break down some other questions/concerns…
As I mentioned in my post yesterday, some boxes looked like they may have duplicate items but we couldn’t be sure until it hits today. Well, boxes do in fact have duplicate items in them. So BE CAREFUL. Don’t spend more donuts for an item you potentially could get for less in another box. To the same extent, don’t pay for all the items in a box when you could potentially get the character/item you want in another box for fewer tries.
Basically, pay attention and think before you start to go crazy on opening boxes. Think about what you want and what the best strategy would be for you. Look at each box in available in your store (it’s free to view them) and decide what the best plan would be for you. Then start to buy. Remember, this plan may need to be adjusted as you open more boxes. So keep checking the boxes to see what’s left and adjust accordingly.
Gold Mystery Box
Because there are items in the Gold Mystery Box that may appear in other boxes (which only cost donuts) OPEN THE GOLD BOX LAST. That way you avoid spending a valuable token on something you could have spent donuts on. Try to save the valuable tokens for the unique Gold Box items…this is the list of UNIQUE Gold Box items. Don’t start opening until you’re down to these items…in my opinion…
|Bandit Fort||Mansion of Solid Gold|
|Cartoon Set and Scratchy||Nerds: Benjamin, Doug and Gary|
|Donut Boat||Polo Field House|
|Heavenly Swing Set and Jesus||Springfield Aquarium and Sarah Wiggum|
|Himeji Castle||The Rad-ish Station|
Black Friday 2018 Questline
When you start up your game you’ll see the Black Friday 2018 questline popup. This requires you to buy donuts in order to get tokens.
You’ll need 900 total donuts in order to unlock the full lot of tokens and the 3 prizes in this questline.
You DO NOT need to purchase individual packages to unlock everything. If you have the money, your best bet is to spend the $49.99 (US) and get the 900 donuts, that will unlock the whole questline and give you all 3 prizes.
No, you cannot buy Golden Scratch-Rs to complete the token questline. YOU MUST BUY DONUTS FROM THE STORE TO COMPLETE THIS. So don’t waste your money on Scratch-Rs they won’t help.
So what do the items do?
The Pile up is 3×3 in size, improves vanity and earns nothing. (whomp whomp)
Monstromart is 7×12, improves consumerism and earns $200, 22xp/8hrs. It also comes with a questline (involving Flanders) and when completed Ned will have a permanent 4hr task there (Shop for new bible). It’s also, weakly, animated when in use.
The Lard Lad Donut Factory is 7×16 in size, improves Gluttony and earns 6 /24hrs. It also comes with a questline (involving Homer, so you’ll have to wait until Thanksgiving is over to complete it) and when complete Homer has a permanent 8hr task there (Search for Special Donut). It’s also animated when in use.
My Opinion: Don’t waste your money. Sure a building that earns donuts seems cool, but it’s 6 donuts a day. You can earn WAY more than that (without spending real cash) from Farming and Daily Challenges. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND DON’T GET IT!
My Opinion On The Mystery Boxes: Personally, I don’t think they’re worth it. I don’t think anything with this is worth it. You’ve got to really think before you buy boxes, because of duplicates, and with all the Mystery Boxes coming back each event you’ll have another shot to pick stuff up. So, my opinion, say no way EA! And pass on this stuff.
Then again I’m just ticked off at EA. They’ve done more in the last 5 months to piss me off than they have in the last 5 years….
And that’s it my friends, the full rundown for today.
Thoughts? Questions? Comments? Feelings? Sound off below.