Should I Spend Donuts On the Personalized Talking Astrolabe?

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 Personalized Talking Astrolabe to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons to determine if you should add this smooth talker to your Springfield…

Building/Decoration: Personalized Talking Astrolabe
Donut Cost: 50 Donuts
Size:
2×2
Earns:
Nothing.  Another decoration that earns nothing.
Conform-O-Meter: 
Vanity +200
Can Be Placed:
grass|pavement|boardwalk|pier|dirt

Leaves stores January 2nd

Pros
-Voiced when tapped (See below)
-Memorable item from the show

Cons
-Pricey for what it is/does, especially with no bonus %
-Kind of small (height wise), easy to get lost in town
-The main purpose is it’s phrases when tapped, well if you play without the sound on it serves zero purpose

Final Thought
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…

Personalized Talking Astrolabe
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Marge: Homie, I’ve got a special surprise for you – something you’ve been wanting for a long time.
Homer: Oh boy, oh boy! Is it that deep fryer that can fit a whole cow? Or that girdle that’s made out of bacon?
Marge: Neither, it’s this thing. Tada! The astro-whatchamacallit!
Homer: My beloved unnecessary object! At last! Let’s hear what wisdom it’s been keeping for us.
Tap the Personalized Talking Astrolabe
Marge:
Huh. Somehow, I thought the info it gave would be more necessary.
Homer:
You don’t get the point of ANYTHING, do you, Marge? Do you?
Marge:
*sigh* Well, at least it’s shiny. That’s nice.
Homer:
Never leave me again you beautiful, pointless thing…My life was so much less meaningless until you came along. 

And here are the phrases it says…

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!

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14 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts On the Personalized Talking Astrolabe?

  1. Don’t we have a building from a couple Christmases back that says those last two? The rest definitely aren’t worth spending donuts on to me.

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  2. Not going to spend donuts on something with no payout and no bonus.

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  3. Personalized Talking Astrolabe – pass! Too many goodies in the Mystery Boxes that are worth the Sprinkles!

    Bethlehem Inn – pass! I ♥️ the look of the Building, but once again EA offers up crap for 🍩’s (c’mon EA! We deserve buildings with permanent Character Tasks that earn XP and $!)

    I’ve gotten too many goodies from both Mystery Boxes that I didn’t care of half of the Premiums sucked (for me), because I got more this year then I did last year (thank you Kem Farming!) 😉👍

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  4. Did someone just forget to add the percentage at EA on EVERYTHING this event or what?!? I can’t believe all the premium content that they put out without any benefit whatsoever….ridiculous!

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  5. Put a 2% bonus on it, and it’s a deal for a reference to an iconic Simpsons episode.

    Without it… no deal

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  6. I was enticed by the idea of the astrolabe but wanted to read the SIB first. Feel like i’m already bored by the sound clips and i only played them once on this page. I’ll probably pass.

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  7. I am not returnable classic.

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  8. Yeah I’ve been debating. Love that episode selfish Homer 😂.

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  9. I swear I’ve heard those last 2 lines in game before.

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  10. Hm. That DOES seem meaningless. Pass!
    Thanks a lot Alissa ❤

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  11. Ummm… I’d seen this and been trying to work out what it did before I decided whether or not to purchase it. So glad I waited for your post, I like the idea of having an astrolabe in my town but with no % bonus there’s really no incentive to buy so a pass for me.

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