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 Boat House to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this floating home to your town…
Building/Decoration: Boat House
Donut Cost: 50 Donuts
Earns: $135, 15xp,4hrs/ During Week 2 it earns 11 , 70xp/4hrs
Conform-O-Meter: Indolence +20
Can Be Placed:grass|pavement|boardwalk|pier|dirt|beach (everywhere but the ocean…)
Leaves stores December 21st
-Comes with a short, 2 part, questline
-Reasonably priced for a building with a permanent task
-Earns event currency for Week 2
-Comes with a permanent visual 8hr task for Sea Captain “Look Through Spy Glass”
-Cannot go in the water
Premium or Freemium:
While I like this one, I’m kind of annoyed it can’t go in the water. I get it, but I just feel like it should.
Anyway, this is basically everything we ask for in a premium building and the some. The fact that it earns event currency for Act 2 is nice, but the animated task for the Sea Captain is the icing on the cake for this one. If you have the donuts and like the look pick this one up.
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 be picking it up. But I readily admit this time of the year makes me loopy with spending donuts. 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 the questline…
Boat House Pt. 1
SeaCaptain: Yarrrr! Take cover, ye land lubbers, and pray to whatever gods ye hold! There be a nor’easter blowing in!
Homer: We’re all gonna die! …he said, not knowing what a “nor’easter” is, but assuming the worst…
Marge: It means a big storm.
SeaCaptain: A tempest that devours all, gorging on the souls of the damned! Sending ships and fish alike to watery graves!
Marge: In that case, we might want to stock up on extra batteries.
SeaCaptain: Aye, and canned veggies, too! Plus, it’s always sensible to have a gas-powered generator on hand! They be affordable! Not that it will do ye any good when the kraken fixes its gaze upon ye…
Make Sea Captain Terrify with Tales of the Deep- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
SeaCaptain: I’ve seen the kraken tear mighty vessels asunder with its tentacles. ‘Twas in a movie whose name escapes me at the moment. But Keanu Reeves was miscast as the ship’s captain. Of that I be sure!
Homer: Can the kraken get into our house? So long as we don’t invite him in, he can’t enter, right?
Marge: Homer, krakens are a myth. Besides, they live in the sea. We’re on land.
Homer: What about when I take a bath? Can the kraken get me there?!
SeaCaptain: Well, it didn’t happen in the film, but sure, probably. I imagine the kraken would like nothing better than to pull you to the icy depths of the tub.
Marge: Stop scaring my husband!
Boat House Pt. 2
SeaCaptain: The fools doubt that the kraken be real. But I keep vigil from the prow of my boat house, ready to raise the alarm when the creature rises. The threat of the sea is all too real when one lives on water that is almost five feet deep.
Make Sea Captain Look Through His Spy Glass- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp
SeaCaptain: I saw it!
Homer: The kraken?!
SeaCaptain: Yarrr. It beat the sea into a froth, commanding the wind and rain with primal sorcery. I stared calmly into its hundred eyes speaking incantations in a long-dead tongue, casting it back to the deeps. And that’s why the nor-easter petered out and all we got was a light drizzle.
Marge: So I don’t need all these batteries I bought, huh?
SeaCaptain: Yarrr. You can never have enough batteries. Bit of old sea wisdom for ye.
What are your thoughts on the Boat House? 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!