Should I Spend Donuts on Professor Werner von Brawn & University of Heidelberg?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Update time in Springfield!  We’re all getting antsy sitting at home, so it’s nice to have an update to focus on!  And highly amusing that it’s based on wrestling, when this may be how some of us are treating our families after a few months of quarantine!  😳 Of course, an all-new 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 Professor Werner von Brawn & University of Heidelberg to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Physical combo to your town…

Building/Decoration: University of Heidelberg
Character: Professor Werner von Brawn
Donut Cost: 150 Donuts
Obedience +20
Can Be Placed:
WDTCF?: “Bart the Daredevil” S2, E8

Leaves stores May 13th, 2020

-Helps with the event, earns a special premium rate (will earn it for the entire event)
-Comes with a questline
-Amusing animated tasks
-Skinner has a 24hr task at University of Heidelberg, Take Secret Night Classes to Avoid Mother.

-Not voiced

Final Thought
Like most premium combos this is an ok buy.  It helps it’s the only new premium content with this event, but it’s not a bad pickup in general.  Nothing screaming “BUY this immediately” and nothing screaming “stay away!”  Just an ok buy.

Of course, in the end, it’s your decision, we can only tell you what we would or wouldn’t do…and I got this almost immediately.  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 tasks…

Professor Werner von Brawn’s Permanent Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Experiment on Gravity with Chokeslam 1hr $105, 26xp Outside/Visual
Contemplate General Relativity with Piledriver 4hrs $260, 70xp Outside/Visual
Write Paper on Wrestling Physics 8hrs $420, 105 University of Heidelberg/Springfield Elementary/Brown House
Consult with Colleagues 12hrs $600, 150xp University of Heidelberg/Brown House
Practice Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech 24hrs $1,000, 225xp Golden Ring Wrestling HQ/Town Hall/Brown House

I’ll have the full dialogue of the questline up later on, but for now, here’s the Turbo Tappin’ version of the questline…

Hard Science Pt. 1
Prof Werner von Brawn starts

Make Werner von Brawn Get Frustrated by Difficult Physics Problem- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp

Hard Science Pt. 2
Prof Werner von Brawn starts

Make Werner von Brawn Bodyslam Frink to Measure Higgs Boson- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp

Hard Science Pt. 3
Prof Werner von Brawn starts

Make Werner von Brawn Twist Frink to Model Curved Spacetime- 24hrs, Earns $1,000, 225xp

Hard Science Pt. 4
Prof Werner von Brawn starts

Make Werner von Brawn Chase Frink Around the Ring- 2hrs, Earns $175, 40xp
Make Frink Run Away From Werner von Brawn- 4hrs, Earns $260, 70xp

Hard Science Pt. 5
Prof Werner von Brawn starts

Make Werner von Brawn Taunt Opponents with his Muscles- 8hrs, Earns $420, 105xp 

What are your thoughts on Werner von Brawn and the University of Heidelberg?  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

36 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on Professor Werner von Brawn & University of Heidelberg?

  1. This character was the level 1 boss of the Simpsons arcade game.
    I had to get this.

  2. In Germany he’s called Billie Brawn.
    Because we are not ready for jokes about our past xD

  3. Had the same issue with the brown house 12-hour quest, but hey, I just kept logging on and off and enjoyed getting all that money and points, over and over, especially with the accelerator turned on. Donuts galore…and a better payout than the stupid token.

  4. Frankly, I couldn’t care less about the character, but I love the building. I usually just buy the buildings I think are gorgeous. Knowing a little about what the real Wernher von Braun is responsible for, I think the character is a bit in poor taste, but that’s all a matter of personal opinion anyways. Still bought it, so. I like that it’s a European university building (since I am European and the rare European buildings in the game are more familiar to me, architecture wise.)

  5. Fun stuff but some audio would be swell👌🏼
    Bring on the rest of Simps😬mania…

  6. 150 donuts for SSDD. Only the character earns event currency, not the building. Feels like false advertising. Basically just another cheap gimmick to get you to spend donuts to (try to) complete yet another boring grinding event. One in a very long series of events consisting solely of pure agony-inducing grinding using the same old set of characters. You’d hope by now they’d come up with one event like the old events with mini-games or collecting items that spawn. Maybe they could use some of the other premium or event characters from the past to “earn” event currency? (Bumble Bee Man, anyone?) Perhaps they could merely fix the game to stop forcing you to waste event currency by allowing over-earnings to carry over (it used to in the somewhat distant past, IIRC)? How about just resolving some bugs like the constant connection issues or sound/graphics glitches? No, nothing new here. Just more of the painful, boring, unimaginative, time-wasting grinding many of us have grown to hate. Glad I don’t pay for these things…

  7. That stoopid token didn’t turn to donuts… it’s like Cinderella didn’t turn into a princess and still had to go to the dance… its not magical…

    • Yep!

      This Token = No 12 🍩’s is going to be the No. 1 Gripe because you can’t defend crap like that (EA can easily fix this, just take that Event Prize out of an Act as soon as the Gold Wrestling Mystery Box is gone from our Game App! yes that’s 4 instead of 5 to Grind for – but that would be a blessing!)

  8. After buying this combo I realized I have just enough room for the things in this first chapter prize track before hitting my item limit. I guess I’m actually done with this game. I’m not tearing apart any more of my beautiful Springfield to keep playing. I’m hearing EA’s message loud & clear that it doesn’t give a crappy-crap-crap about long time players. Have fun y’all.

    • You will be missed …. but I know your frustrations (I had to eliminate 90% of Springfield Heights just to gain some Open Land + bring Item Limits count down) and this is why EA won’t get any real 💰 from me!

  9. I picked it right away! Was in the mood to spend some sprinkles. No reason just felt like spending. Mmmmm Donuts 🍩 It’s nice having an event right now, so far I’m enjoying it. Happy Isolating Friends and Happy Tappin!

  10. Does anyone else have trouble logging in EVERY event? It updates constantly. And I have plenty of space on my phone…. it’s so frustrating. It happens every time!

  11. Anyone having issues logging in?
    I haven’t been able to get on since yesterday morning.

  12. Professor Werner von Brawn & University of Heidelberg

    Building is cool (actually goes swell with your Castle area / Wizard Academy)

    Yes I spent the sprinkles (I have plenty of 🍩’s)
    Yes the Character helps earn Event Currency
    (and Yes his Visual Tasks are amusing)

    Most of all? He compensates for the fact 1 of the Event Prizes for Act 1 is Dumb Decor (hey, the more Wrestler Characters the better – so I can get them all to ruuuuuumble! (lols!) 😂👍🏻

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Agreed, it is a very nice building.

      • Anyone any idea why the tokens are not paying out 12 donuts ?
        Of course if you still have items in the mystery box this won’t apply, however many have posted the same issue of no donuts.
        Also feel sorry for those having problems running the game itself.
        Kinda takes a bit of gloss of having a new event

        • I think the Token not turning into 12 🍩’s is going to be the latest legit Gripe (and rightfully so!) Who wants to grind for an Event Prize, only to be rewarded with nothing? 🙄

    • That’s were I put it at, along with my “Harry Potter Wizards School” area
      Was a little disappointed the color was slightly off from the other buildings.

      I bought it because I started a day late & figured it’ll give a little extra cushion throughout the entire event.

      • I have a feeling the Premiums are going to be more rewarding if the other Acts offer up more Dumb Decor / Character- Building Skins vs the quality Buildings and Character on par with Act 1 (Good Decor = has permanent Character Task, increases Bonus % Dumb Decor = doesn’t do anything but take up space)

        If you have extra Castle Walls, you can put them with this new Building and it really goes with the Wizard Academy. 😀👍🏻

  13. Same issue here with flock to wrestlers

  14. Got it since I’m a farmer but has anyone have a problem with sending all the characters to a mission 12 h flocking to wrestlers and when want to complete I just get the money and Xp points but I can’t access any of the characters. It keeps repeating the cycle I just get points and money but the characters don’t appear in the city

    • I had the same issue, I stored the building the character comes with, i.e Apu & KEM and that cleared it

    • I had the same issue. I stored the brown house they were in and it fixed that issue. Was able to send them on other tasks

    • I was fortunate that I sent ALL my Springfielders on that task. If you shut down the game and go back in, they are all at that task again. With the accelerator on it fills the XP meter 1.5 times and pays me about $1m. I have been doing it on and off for the past couple hours and added about 450 doughnuts and $80m to my bank.

    • Yes having same issue. Have logged out/in. Switched phone off/on but making no difference

  15. I didn’t get s token not any donuts as I usually do. The fact that I don’t care speaks volumes. I’m just happy to have an update☺️

    • I’m glad you’re enjoying the Update 😊

      I do feel if Tappers who have everything in the Gold Wrestling Mystery Box but don’t get a Token to turn into 12 🍩’s …… well, that’s crap (that’s basically Grinding and getting nothing!) 🙄

  16. I don’t know about anyone else, but I haven’t been able to login in 24 hours. I might not be as frustrated if the event hadn’t just started. I just keep getting the opening screen with the spinning donut.

    • Me too.

    • I must admit even with a strong 5G Network I did get a moment where the Game App wouldn’t let me into TSTO’s Network (spinning 🍩 is no bueno!) …. you could say that this Game App’s Network has a limited capacity and EA isn’t going to increase it (but you can choose to expedite in order to get thru Act 1, then relax by not having to log in for almost a week)

    • Me too!! Any idea what’s up?? Anyone??

    • Every time I try to play I have to reload the whole event and it takes many tries before I can log in.

  17. Cons: not a doppelganger/ older / younger version of another character.

    Hey, what else are you going to spend those 12 token donuts on? It’s not like you can use them to buy toilet paper! Oh wait, you could could use them to get reverend Lovejoy’s daughter who has a task of toilet papering the jebediah Springfield statue.

    • 12 🍩’s = Turn on the Excelorator for 3 Days and farm more 🍩’s (actually? my gripe is you send Characters to earn Event Currency to obtain a Prize – but now you get nothing – that’s not cool!)

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