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 Igloo Mansion to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this frozen manor to your town…
Building/Decoration: Igloo Mansion
Donut Cost: 30 Donuts
Earns: $135, 15xp,4hrs
Conform-O-Meter: Indolence +20
Can Be Placed:grass|pavement|boardwalk|pier|dirt
Leaves stores December 21st
-Comes with a short, 2 part, questline
-Burns has a permanent 4hr task there to “Answer the Igloo Door”
-Reasonably priced for a building with a permanent task
-Animated when in use, lights on smoke from roof
-Will look a bit out of place once the snow melts
Premium or Freemium:
Good Buy. It basically has everything we ask for when it comes to a premium building. It’s reasonably priced, has a permanent character task and it’s animated when in use. If you have the donuts (and the space) 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 likely pick this one 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…
Igloo Mansion Pt. 1
Burns: Some people spend their fortunes building affordable housing for the needy. I build wildly expensive housing for myself that will melt come spring and wash all the needy far away from me.
Smithers: Truly, sir, you have the soul of a poet.
Burns: I don’t think he was a poet. He did something in insurance, I think.
Smithers: Excuse me?
Burns: You said I had a soul. And I do, in a phylactery over on the shelf, there. But it’s former owner wasn’t a poet.
Smithers: Oh. My mistake.
Burns: *ring ring* Hmm. What’s that strange ringing sound?
Smithers: I believe it’s the doorbell. Shall I answer it?
Burns: I’ll get it. I want to let some air in. It’s freezing in here.
Reach Level 11 and Build the Control Tower
Make Mr. Burns Answer the Igloo Door- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
Burns: Yes, yes, what is it?
Ralph: Hey Mister, I have to go potty! Can I use your bathroom?
Burns: Hmmm. Let me think…I’m going to say “no.” If I let you use my bathroom, that would make you feel better, right?
Ralph: Yes, sir.
Burns: Then definitely not. I didn’t crush generations of workers under my boot to just turn around and start being nice to people. You have to be consistent in this life. That’s my whole deal.
Smithers: Sir, I believe that the boy is seconds away from going to the bathroom on your front porch.
Burns: Oho, playing hardball, eh? Very well. Pleas for help do nothing for me. Ruthless negotiating tactics I can respect. The bathroom is yours.
Igloo Mansion Pt. 2
Burns: You should be honored to be invited in, small person. You’re only the third person to set eyes on my marvelous creation.
Ralph: Your house is chilly. Don’t you have money for heat?
Burns: *sputter* This is an igloo you buffoon, if I turn the heat on it will melt straight away.
Ralph: Then it’s a dumb idea for a house.
Burns: No it isn’t. It’s smart.
Make Mr. Burns Have a Childish Argument- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
Smithers: Would you like me to see our guest out, sir?
Burns: Not until I’ve won this argument. Smart.
Ralph: Dumb times infinity.
What are your thoughts on the Igloo Mansion? 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!