Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Grab your Santa hats and break out the tinsel because it’s Christmas time in Springfield! Yes the annual TSTO Christmas event has arrived in our pocket-sized towns, covering our usual perfect weather towns with a fresh blanket of bright, white, snow! 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 Ice Fishing Shack and Young Barney to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this flashback combo to your town…
Building/Decoration: Ice Fishing Shack
Character: Young Barney
Donut Cost: 175 Donuts
Earns: Nothing (I’m hoping this is corrected, that’s A LOT of donuts for no bonus %)
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +200
Can Be Placed:grass|pavement|dirt
Leaves stores December 12th
-Helps with the event, earns a premium rate
-Voiced (of course, it’s Barney)
-Will use the Ice Fishing Shack for Tasks, including a nicely animated one
-Will only help with Week 2 of the event, no help for weeks 3 and 4
-Pricey considering the Shack doesn’t earn anything
If you’re collecting the young characters, obviously go for it with Barney. But I’m pretty disappointed, even by premium standards, that you’re paying 175 donuts for a combo and the building/decoration doesn’t earn anything. I’d say this is a premium pass unless they fix that earning issue.
I’d pass. You’re better off spending your donuts on Young Marge.
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 already picked it up (what can I say, I’m collecting them). 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 her tasks…
Young Barney’s Permanent Tasks:
|Admire Young Homer||1hr||$105, 26xp||Ice Fishing Shack|
|Try to Fit In||4hrs||$260, 70xp||Outside/Visual|
|Look for a Prom Date||8hrs||$840, 210xp||Springfield High School|
|Excel at Fishing||12hrs||$600, 150xp||Outside/Visual|
|Play Bridge With his Grandma||24hrs||$1000, 225xp||Springfield Retirement Castle/Brown House|
Also has 4hr tasks at Smooches on the Beach, $ Casino, & Boiled Potato. And an 8hr task at Chez Guevara.
What are your thoughts on Young Barney and the Ice Fishing Shack? 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!