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 Kid First Industries and Jim Hope to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this toy loving combo to your town…
Building/Decoration: Kid First Industries
Character: Jim Hope
Donut Cost: 150 Donuts
Earns: $135, 15xp/4hrs
Conform-O-Meter: Consumerism +20
Can Be Placed: grass|pavement|boardwalk|pier|dirt
Leaves stores January 2nd
-Helps with the event, earns a premium rate
-Will use Kid First for Tasks
Premium or Freemium:
This is a combo toss up to me. Nothing spectacular about it, nothing awful. He’s just kind of there. Has some decent tasks, will use the building he came with (Kid First), helps with week 4 of the event, and is reasonably priced compared to some of the other characters we’ve seen with this event. If you like him, grab him. Otherwise, take a pass. There’s nothing screaming TAKE IT! Or LEAVE IT! with 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, I already picked it up. 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…
Jim Hope’s Permanent Tasks:
|Vaguely Remember His Childhood||1hr||$105, 26xp||Kid First/Springfield Elementary/Brown House|
|Brainstorm Original Ideas||4hrs||$260, 70xp||Outside/Visual|
|Play With Stocks||8hrs||$840, 210xp||Kid First/Springfield Library|
|Demonstrate Toys||12hrs||$600, 150xp||Outside/Visual|
|Tell Mom He’s Not Having Kids||24hrs||$1000, 225xp||Kid First/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 Jim Hope and Kid First Industries? 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!