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 Bethlehem Inn to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons to determine if there’s room in your Springfield for this Inn…
Building/Decoration: Bethlehem Inn
Donut Cost: 60 Donuts
Earns: $135, 15xp,4hrs
Conform-O-Meter: Indolence +20
Can Be Placed:grass|pavement|boardwalk|pier|dirt
Leaves stores December 26th
-Comes with a short, 2 part, questline
-Moe has a permanent 4hr task there to “Overcharge Pilgrims”
-Pricey for a building, compared to other buildings we’ve seen with this event
Premium or Freemium:
I’m not enamored by this one. I feel like the price tag is too hefty for what it is/does. I’d take a pass at this one.
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, this may be one I actually pass on for this event. 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…
Bethlehem Inn Pt. 1
Moe: What’s happened to this place? We used to be packed. Most nights, there was no room at the inn. ‘Specially around the holidays.
Ned: Hey diddily, Innkeep-arino! Me and the boys heard this was the official birthplace of Jesus!
Moe: *lying* Uh, yeah, sure is! Built in 1954. Jesus was one of our first customers. Nice kid. You could tell from day one he was cool.
Ned: I don’t suppose your manger is available tonight?
Moe: Sadly, no. It burned down in the eighties.
Ned: Was it… the Romans?
Moe: Uh, yeah, sure. But listen, if you’re looking for lousy, barn-like accommodations, you’re in luck! I got lotsa rooms, every one worse than the dirtiest manger!
Ned: Yes, please! We want the same biting cold and filthy straw that Mary and Joseph had.
Moe: You’ll get our most decrepit room. It’s, uh, a little more expensive, of course...
Make Moe Overcharge Pilgrims- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
Moe: Right this way, here’s your room.
Todd: Daddy, why is there a kitty biting my toes?
Rod: *shrieks* That’s not a kitty! That’s a rat!
Moe: The VERY SAME rat that nibbled on Jesus’ little piggies. His name’s Bitey. Jesus came up with that.
Ned: What an honor! Eh, boys?
Bethlehem Inn Pt. 2
Moe: ‘Night, all. Do let the bedbugs bite. I mean, if you try to stop them, they get angry and really tear you apart.
Todd: Daddy, where are all the sheep and camels?
Ned: That’s right. This can’t be an authentic Baby Jesus Experience unless we’re kept up half the night by the sounds of God’s creatures.
Moe: *sigh* What I won’t do for a buck…
Make Moe Imitate Barn Animals Count– 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp
Moe: I hope you enjoyed your stay at the Bethlehem Inn, come back real soon.
Ned: It was very authentic. I haven’t slept that badly in years. Tell me something — did Jesus or his folks use the vibrating mattress in that room?
Moe: Of course. Yeah. Why not?
What are your thoughts on the Bethlehem Inn? 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!