Should I Spend Donuts On the Mighty Pigs Practice Rink and Lewis Clark?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

We’re a few days into 2019 and it’s time for our first update of the year!  Not Yet Spring Cleaning, the latest mini-event in Springfield, is full of content we’ve been asking for! (Springfield U, Alice Glick, Land Tokens..to say the least!) And of course, an all-new mini-event provides a great excuse for EA to throw premium content at 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 Mighty Pigs Practice Rink and Lewis Clark to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this icey combo to your town…

Building/Decoration: Mighty Pigs Practice Rink
Character: Lewis Clark
Donut Cost: 165 Donuts
Size:
8×6
Earns:
4.5% bonus on all cash and XP
Conform-O-Meter:
Vanity +200
Can Be Placed: 
grass|pavement|boardwalk|pier|dirt

Leaves stores January 22nd

Pros
-Helps with the event, earns a special premium rate
-Lewis has a task at the ice rink
-Lisa has a permanent task at the ice rink (walk to practice, 4hrs)
-Not only does this come with a full questline for Lewis, but it also comes with a 2 part questline for Lisa.
-Pretty good bonus % offered
-The rink is animated when in use, hockey players appear and play
-It’s Lewis

Cons
-Not voiced
-Seeing that 15 donut spike in this price combo, compared to 150 donuts combos usually are these days (still super high compared to 100-125 they were “back in the day”

Final Thought
Premium:
Buy it.

Freemium:
Outside of the Golden Goose Realty, this is the best premium item offered with this event. Lewis is a classic character, the ice rink is a classic location..it just works.  If you have the donuts go for this one…or wait until he appears later down the road in a Mystery Box or with a rebate…

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…

Lewis Clark’s Permanent Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Beat the High Score 1hr $105, 26xp Outside/Visual
Tell An Explorers Tale 4hrs $260, 70xp Springfield Elementary
Cheer on the Mighty Pigs 8hrs $420, 150xp Practice Rink
Lead a Party 12hrs $600, 150xp Outside/Visual
Investigate Brown Houses 24hrs $1000, 225xp Original Brown House

And here’s a look at the questline for Lisa that unlocks with the rink…

Daddy’s Little Angel Pt. 1
Lisa starts

Lisa: Hurry up, Dad! I’m going to be late for hockey practice!
Homer: We’ll go once I finish watching Flanders’ video on ViewTube.
Lisa: I never knew you supported Ned so much.
Homer: Pff, I’m only watching it so I can “dislike” it at the end.
Lisa: Looks like I’m going to have to take matters into my own hands if I ever want to get to practice.
Homer: You’re going to walk?
Lisa: No, I’m going to tell Mr. Flanders to make shorter videos.
Make Lisa Teach Flanders to Edit- 8hrs, Earns $275, 70xp
Lisa: So, you see, Mr. Flanders, you don’t need this footage of yourself setting up the mic for eight minutes.
Ned: But how will people track my emotional journey??
Lisa: Ugghhh.

Daddy’s Little Angel Pt. 2
Lisa starts

Lisa: Come on, Dad! If I’m late for hockey practice again, Coach Wiggum’s going to bench me!
Homer: Gotta finish Flanders’ ViewTube videos!
Lisa: How are you still watching them? I made him edit them down to two minutes.
Homer: Yeah, and now they’re tight and punchy! I love them and have to watch them all!
Lisa: Ugh, why am I so good at giving editorial notes?!
Make Lisa Walk to Practice- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
Wiggum: Lisa, why are you so tired already?
Lisa: Because I had to walk all the way here.
Wiggum: Sounds like you’re not managing your time very well. You should watch this video called “The Crime of Wasting Time.” It’s by…
Lisa: Don’t say Flanders.
Wiggum: Oh, so you’ve seen it! Such tight editing!

What are your thoughts on Lewis Clark and the Mighty Pigs Practice Rink?  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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25 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts On the Mighty Pigs Practice Rink and Lewis Clark?

  1. I couldnt resist. There’s nothing cuter than wee ones playing hockey, happy to have a rink in town. Lewis is adorable. Very nice bonus percentage. Seattle just got approved as the latest NHL franchise and will have our own team in 2020. Didnt even wait for the SIB. Aleady love the 60m visual.

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  2. Will wait for him to come out in a mystery box, not really a must for the event itself.
    However the main reason being that I just splashed out on about 50 jet engine bikes at 20 donuts each to boost my percentage !!!
    KEM farming now to get the Golden Goose etc.

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  3. Back to regular farming, I guess…

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  4. Mighty Pigs Practice Rink with Lewis Clark

    ♥️ The Hockey Ring more than I do the Character, so this isn’t a priority Premium (unlike the Golden Goose Reality Building). I can Kem Farm for this in a Day, while I patiently review the other Premiums available (even those in the Vault). 👍

    Squeaky Voiced Teen gets you Event Currency at Premium rate, it’s just a bummer that the other Kid Characters in Springfield I’ve obtained over the years aren’t allowed to obtain Event Currency (beyond the “usual” 10). 🤷‍♂️

    I will have the 2nd Prize by the morning, which tells you how easy this Mini Event is. 😀

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  5. Hey,i’m canadian and its a hockey rink.enough said.go habs go.
    Have a good one everybody.
    alaiicbeau

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  6. I bought him straight away. Literally the same second he became available. I have two minor observations. First, the rink could be a bit bigger. Secondly, when you tap it, it is temporarily animinated. It would be nice if it stayed animated until tapped again- like the Christmas ice skating rink.

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  7. Found a place behind the school for the rink…right next to their sponser…H. Piggly Hogswines Super-Smorg 😆
    Go Pigs!

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  8. It’s between this and Goose, and I need the land, so maybe next time.

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  9. EA cracked my resolve with this one. Instant buy of a classic character. And seeing 2 re-released characters who weren’t part of the Black Friday mystery box bonanza, I snatched them up too. Oh well, gotta pay if you want them all.

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  10. Very disappointed over the size of the rink. Wish it would have been big enough to see the kids play a bit of hockey.

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  11. Are there any premium advantages to getting the stonecutter outfits and the table and number 1+ homer?

    I heard dr hibbert was premium but haven’t heard about the rest

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    • As far as I can recall, the Stonercutters’ outfits turned non-premium characters into premium. That said, not all Stoncutters tasks have premium payout. Off the top of my head, Krusty and Kent Brockman don’t have 4 hour premium tasks. I think No. 1 also does not have a 4 hour premium task.

      My favourite are Homer, Krusty, Chief Wiggam and No. 51’s 12 hour task at the Stonecutter table.

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      • The Lodge is premium now, so any task there has premium payout. Most of the Stonecutter tasks are there, so those will be premium, even if the skin doesn’t cost donuts.
        And yes, the table is the best. I think it’s still my favorite task in the whole game.

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  12. I’m convinced he will appear in a mystery box down the road for half the price, he’s too classic to not reappear.

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  13. It’s Lewis, he is a day one character! But as I wasted 180 donuts in the Christmas event I have only about 40 right now. I am grinding as hard as I can only to be able to afford the golden gooose:( I know the golden goose will save an upward amount of about 10 million dollars and after that I can turn them into donuts (so it’s a better deal). So I can only sadly wave Lewis good bye for know

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  14. Has anyone else lost their donuts? I had ~750. I went to buy the rink and my bank now says I have 5 donuts!!! Is there anyone that I can contact to get my donuts back?
    Thanks!

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  15. Had to have Lewis.
    Put the rink in my earns bonus %, but doesn’t have to be tapped area in SH.
    ~MIB👤

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  16. “Well, i guess this is the end Wendell.”
    “He’s Wendell, I’m Lewis.”
    “Whatever. Just tell Wendell I said bye.”

    Omg…..just buy him!

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  17. Not being voiced isn’t a con if you play with the sound off!

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  18. Thanks a lot Alissa! I’m on the fence on this one… if 165 is the new 150, so to speak, this combo will cost average. But I want to test this theory 😁

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  19. Bought it, I’m F2P (impulsive-P2P) KEM farmer and saved up lots of donuts over the “break”. Really happy with the purchase as it’s already adding much more to do during the mini-event

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  20. I originally wasn’t going to buy him & the rink.
    But found a good spot in my “playground/field” area for the rink.
    If I didn’t have a spot open were I thought the rink made sense to me I wouldn’t of pulled the trigger.

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  21. I didn’t wait for this post. With KEM farming it was a no-brainer! Come on… it’s Lewis! I got it the second I saw it. (But I still like your “Should I Spend Donuts on…” posts anyway, Alissa! Keep them coming!)

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