Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Spending actual cash on donuts for a character is back in TSTO. This is something EA’s been rolling out over the last few years, and it’s a new bonus for actually spending cash on donuts. (instead of just farming them) Where they attach a premium, limited-time, character to one of the donut bundles sometimes in addition to bonus donuts.
And I want to be perfectly clear…you do not need to buy these characters to complete an event. You can still play this game, and complete all the tasks and prizes, 100% free. These cash-for-character items are a new type of premium currency…because donuts have been so devalued with donut farming.
This time around we’re being offered Wilbur Nurple, a premium character, for a tray of 132 Donuts ($9.99 in the US)..no bonus this time around. While it’s hard for me to sit here and tell you if you should or shouldn’t spend actual cash on the game (spoiler, I think you should always spend at least a small amount…even if it’s $.99/year on the game if it brings you joy and you want to see it continue) I thought I’d do a quick breakdown of Wilbur, tasks, questline and other details you may be curious about.
So let’s consider this an abbreviated Should I Buy….
So what is the deal? When you can find it in the Currency Tab of your Store (also by hitting Get More)…
Basically, spend $9.99 on a Tray of 132 donuts and you get the Wilbur character.
And yes, for those outside of the US I know my price is probably lower than yours. EA only charges 9.99 USD for this package…anything over that that you are currently paying goes to Google/Apple/Amazon for Tax and Duty etc. EA only collects the 9.99.
And again, I’m glad EA went back to the $9.99 price point for these (the last one was $19.99), and happy it’s a full character.
So here’s a breakdown on Wilbur Nurple…
-Comes with a complete set of tasks
-Comes with a questline
-Some fun visual/animated tasks
-EARNS Event Currency, the first cash character I can recall that does this…
-From a “The Winter of His Content” S25, E14
Here’s a look at the task list
Wilbur’s Permanent Tasks…
|Prowl the Town||1hr||$105, 26xp||Outside/Visual|
|Record Bully on the Street||4hrs||$260, 70xp||Outside/Visual|
|Give Purple Nurples||8hrs||$420, 105||Noiseland Arcade|
|Hold a Purple Nurple Meeting||12hrs||$600, 150xp||Old Abandoned Warehouse/Springfield Community Center|
|Rob People’s Houses||24hrs||$1,000, 225xp||Various Houses in Springfield|
And here’s the full dialogue version of the questline:
The Bully Pulpit Pt. 1
Wilbur Nurple: You’re listening to The Bully Pulpit on KBLY — aka K-BULLY. We’re your source for bully news, bully weather, and bully sports. 100% supported by the generous donations acquired from nerds of Springfield, Shelbyville, and certain parts of North Haverbrook within broadcast range. I’ll be taking callers right after this weather update.
Make Wilbur Nurple Give the KBLY Weather Update- 4hrs
The Bully Pulpit Pt. 2
Wilbur Nurple: Alright, caller. You’re on the air with KBLY. Go ahead.
Bart: Uh, yeah. Hey! I heard you killed Chester with a slingshot and then got outsmarted by a couple of elementary school kids and then got punched by an old man and ran away crying.
Wilbur Nurple: What? Who told you that?! Was it Steve? You can’t believe anything that guy says. And if you repeat any of those definitely-not-true things to anyone, then I’ll see you in court.
Bart: I’m already on air saying them! Also, aren’t you like forty? You have nothing better to do than threaten kids on public access radio?
Wilbur Nurple: I’m thirty-eight. And no, I do not. Actually, now I do. To all my listeners, I’ll be on the streets tonight, looking for this punk kid caller. I don’t know who you are or where you live, but I’ll be out there…coming for you… And we’ll be right back after these important bully messages.
Make Wilbur Nurple Prowl the Town- 1hr
Make Bart Follow Wilbur Nurple- 4hrs
The Bully Pulpit Pt. 3
Wilbur Nurple: Caller, you’re on KBLY’s The Bully Pulpit. What’s on your mind tonight?
Wiggum: Uh, yeah this is Chief Wiggum. I heard that you were bullying little kids on your show.
Wilbur Nurple: Yeah, that’s right. And what are you gonna do about it, loser?
Wiggum: Hey, man, I just wanted to give you some tips. I’ve got a lot of experience with these punks.
Make Wilbur Nurple Get Tips from Wiggum- 4hrs
Make Wiggum Impart His Years of Wisdom- 4hrs
The Bully Pulpit Pt. 4
Wilbur Nurple: Thanks for calling in caller. The Bully Pulpit is yours, go ahead.
Nelson: Wow, I can’t believe I’m actually on the air. I’ve been calling in for years but never got past your screener!
Wilbur Nurple: Yes, Kevin is very discerning. We get a lot of nutjobs calling in, ya know?
Nelson: Well, I’m a longtime listener, first time caller. What I wanted to ask was: can I join your bully gang?
Wilbur Nurple: Ah, so you think you’re Purple Nurple material, do you?
Nelson: Yes, sir. I’ve got my own gang, but they’re a bunch of elementary school amateurs. I’m ready to take the leap to professional bullying.
Wilbur Nurple: Oh one second, it looks like Kevin is putting through a second caller. Caller, you’re on the air.
Jimbo: Uh, yeah. I just wanted to let you know that your other caller is a JERK and a total dweeb and you shouldn’t let him into your gang.
Wilbur Nurple: Oh, folks it sounds like there’s trouble in paradise tonight.
Nelson: Pfft. Paradise? You call the Stolen Bicycle Graveyard paradise? Jimbo, I think we should take a break and start seeing other gangs.
Jimbo: *gasp* You can’t break up with me. I break up with you! I said it first!
Wilbur Nurple: Well, just as it was getting juicy here on KBLY, we’re out of time. Tune in tomorrow night to hear the finale of this bullies’ quarrel. And don’t forget to watch me live on the street for another episode of “Bully on the Street”. Swing by for a free wedgie and a “KICK ME” post-it note autograph.
Make Wilbur Nurple Record “Bully on the Street”- 4hrs
That’s pretty much it on Wilbur. Actually a pretty fun character, one of the better cash-for-character items I’ve seen in recent memory. I’ll very likely be picking him up today.
What are your thoughts on Wilbur? Have you made the purchase? Will you be making the purchase? Thoughts on the questline and tasks? Sound off below you know we love hearing from you!