Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Another update in Springfield, so soon after the last feels like a minor miracle! A new mini-event went live in our games yesterday morning…the Flanders Family Reunion. Of course, an all-new mini-event means all-new premium content in our stores, just tempting us to drop those pink sprinkles!
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 Ted Flanders and his Herbal Spinach Cart to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this organic combo to your town…
Building/Decoration: Herbal Spinach Cart
Character: Ted Flanders
Donut Cost: 150 Donuts
Earns: 4% Bonus on all cash and XP
Conform-O-Meter: Consumerism +20
Can Be Placed:grass|pavement|boardwalk|pier|dirt
WDTCF?: “Ted Flanders” S21 E22. He is the cousin of Ned Flanders and appears at the end of the episode, moves in next door to The Simpsons (it appears someone can be worse than Sideshow Bob).
He also has 2 daughters, Connie and Bonnie…
I wonder how long until they’re in our games…
Not sure on the Herbal Spinach connection. Seems like this may be a storyline the writers thought about exploring but haven’t yet…or won’t? Still a fun twist in our game! Reminds you to READ THE DIALOGUE! (it’s hilarious!)
Leaves stores July 31st, 2019
-Helps with the event, earns a special premium rate
-A couple of amusing animated tasks
-Has a rare 24hr visual task
-Quimby has a permanent 4hr task at the Spinach Cart, Purchase Herbal Spinach
Both Pro and Con, Depending on how you play…
-Has two 4hr tasks, both visual and nonvisual.
-Just about all of Ted’s tasks take place at the Spinach Cart
-The storyline doesn’t have a firm base from the show. Basically, they took a brief minute of Ted from the show and expanded his character for the game.
-Spinach Cart animation, for non-visual tasks, is meh
-Questline may offend some folks
Premium or Freemium:
As the only new premium combo with this event, it’s a good buy. He helps with the event, and it’s a chance to see how the writers expand the character storyline beyond the show.
Plus Ted’s Take a Lunch Break task alone is worth it…his facial expressions are the best!
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 (almost instantly). 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…
Ted Flanders’s Permanent Tasks:
|Hide from the Law||1hr||$105, 26xp||Herbal Spinach Cart|
|Hide His Tears with Sunglasses||4hrs||$260, 70xp||Herbal Spinach Cart|
|Take Lunch Break||4hrs||$260, 70xp||Outside/Visual at Herbal Spinach Cart|
|Try to Sell Used Sunglasses||8hrs||$420, 105xp||Herbal Spinach Cart|
|Try to Get Pardoned||12hrs||$600, 150xp||Police Station|
|Sell Herbal Spinach||24hrs||$1000, 225xp||Outside/Visual at Herbal Spinach Cart|
Also has 4hr tasks at Smooches on the Beach, $ Casino, & Boiled Potato. And an 8hr task at Chez Guevara.
I’ll have the full dialogue version up later, but here’s the Turbo Tappin’ Version of Ted’s Questline…
Herbs in a Hurry Pt. 1
Make Ned’s Parents Try to Rope in Customers- 8hrs, Earns $840, 210xp (if you have them)
Make Ted Try to Sell Used Sunglasses- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp
Herbs in a Hurry Pt. 2
Make Quimby Purchase “Herbal Spinach”- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
Herbs in a Hurry Pt. 3
Make Ned Be Ashamed of His Parents- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp
Make Ned’s Parents Dig in Their Heels- 8hrs, Earns $840, 210xp
Herbs in a Hurry Pt. 4
Make Wiggum Consult His Law Book- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp
Make Ted Flanders Hide From the Law- 1hr, Earns $105, 26xp
Herbs in a Hurry Pt. 5
Make Quimby Pardon Ned’s Parents- 1hr, Earns $105, 26xp
Make Ted Try to Get Pardoned- 12hrs, Earns $600, 150xp
What are your thoughts on Ted and his Herbal Spinach? 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? Design plans? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!
And feel free to share some photos of your design plan as well! If you need help (or a refresher) posting photos in the comments, check out this post.