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 Aircraft Carrier and Young Abe (Grampa Simpson) 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: Aircraft Carrier
Character: Young Abe (Grampa)
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: Ocean only
Leaves stores December 26th
-Helps with the event, earns a premium rate
-Voiced (of course, it’s Grampa)
-Has 12 and 24hr animated tasks, and his 12hr task is HILARIOUS
-His dialogue is another Christmas Tale, similar to the ones told by Lisa, Bart and Marge
-Will only help with Week 3 of the event, no help for week 4
-Pricey considering the Aircraft Carrier doesn’t earn anything
If you’re collecting the young characters, as I’ve been saying, this is a no-brainer. However, like the other items, i’m kind of annoyed the aircraft carrier doesn’t earn anything at the 175 donut price tag. That being said, I’m definitely a fan of Young Abe for Act 3. I like his tasks, the aircraft carrier goes in the ocean and his dialogue is fun. Premium players I’d grab this one.
If you’re insisting on getting a character from each week then I’d choose Abe over Artie, however, if you’re not sold on having to get a character each week I’d pass. Wait for what’s to come with Act 4.
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 his tasks…
Young Abe’s Permanent Tasks:
|Swab the Deck||1hr||$105, 26xp||Squidport Entrance/Houses|
|Cut a Rug With a Skirt||4hrs||$260, 70xp||Bars/Restaurants/Houses|
|Daydream About Punching Nazis||8hrs||$840, 210xp||Squidport Entrance/Houses|
|Get Jumped By the Shark||12hrs||$600, 150xp||Outside/Visual|
|Peel Potatoes||24hrs||$1000, 225xp||Outside/Visual|
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 Abe and the Aircraft Carrier? Will you be spending the donuts to bring it to your Springfield? Did you already? Why or why not? How have you placed it in your town? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!