Should You Buy Robin Hood Homer?

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Spending actual cash on donuts for an item (character/costume/building) 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 Robin Hood Homer,  a premium costume for Homer, for a tray of 132 Donuts ($9.99 in the US) 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 Robin Hood Homer, 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 Robin Hood ostume 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. 

While I appreciate the $9.99 price point on this one, I’m not thrilled it’s a costume…for Homer.  The man who doesn’t need any more costumes!  So I likely will be passing on this one…but for those still pondering, here’s a breakdown on Robin Hood Homer…

-Costume for Homer
-Comes with a complete set of tasks
-Comes with a questline
-Some fun visual/animated tasks

Here’s a look at the task list

Robin Hood Homer’s Permanent Tasks…

Task Length Earns Location
Restring his Bow 1hr $105, 26xp Simpson Home
Accidentally Rob the Rich 4hrs $260, 70xp Outside/Visual
Iron His Tights 8hrs $420, 105 Simpson Home
Practice Archery 12hrs $600, 150xp Outside/Visual
Hang Out With His Merry Men 24hrs $1,000, 225xp Moe’s/Tipsy McStaggers/Brown House

And here’s the full dialogue version of the questline:

Take From the Rich, Give to the Porpoise Pt. 1
Homer starts

Homer: Come on, guys! It’s too early to stop the party now.
Lenny: I wish we had costumes too. That Robin Hood getup looks really comfortable.
Homer: These tights breathe, baby. Hey, it’s Mr. Burns!
Burns: Oh no, Smithers! It’s that Robbing Hood who robbed me at arrow-point years ago!
Smithers: It may just be an English hobo, sir.
Burns: Hmm, I can’t afford to take that chance.
Make Robin Hood Homer Accidentally Scare Burns- 2hrs
Make Burns Offer Up His Money to Save His Life- 2hrs
Burns: All right, you scoundrels. Here’s all of my money, blood diamonds, Bitcoin flash drives, and locations to my various stolen art. Don’t hurt me!
Homer: Ooh, a donation! Come, my merry men. Let us call an Uber and go!
Carl: Huh?
Homer: *loud whisper* Let’s go before he tries to take the money back.
Carl: Oh, right. Uh…away with us!
Smithers: Should we call the police, sir?
Burns: No. It’s only a few million bucks. As I always say: safety is the ultimate priority.
Smithers: You’ve never once said that.
Burns: Well, I guess we could see about hiring a sheriff to catch those Robbing Hoods. I wonder if that one from Nottingham is still available?

Take From the Rich, Give to the Porpoise Pt. 2
Homer starts

Lenny: I can’t believe he just gave us all that money!
Carl: Plus the Rembrandts are pretty cool. I’m going to hang this ship painting in my kitchen nook.
Homer: I mean who says we should stop there? Burns can’t be the only rich guy in this town scared of Robin Hood.
Carl: Hey, here comes another rich guy now.
Homer: I say, my good man! Pip-pip cheerio! Pip-pip! London-London! I say!
Arthur Fortune: Robin Hood! I thought Burns had lost his mind but here you are!
Homer: I am here, aren’t I?
Arthur Fortune: Yeah, that’s what I just said.
Homer: Just give me all your money.
Make Robin Hood Homer “Accidentally” Rob the Rich- 4hrs
Make Arthur Fortune Give Up His Money- 4hrs
Arthur Fortune: Fine, here’s all my cash, Swiss bank account numbers, and location to all my priceless stolen artworks.
Homer: Man, rich people really like stealing art for some reason.
Arthur Fortune: What’d you say?
Homer: I said, thank you, guvnah! Come, men: away!
Lenny: AWAY!
Arthur Fortune: I should really buy myself some tights. They look pretty comfortable. Plus, now that I’m penniless, I don’t really need pockets.

Take From the Rich, Give to the Porpoise Pt. 3
Homer starts

Sea Captain: Yar! What’s all this then?
Homer: What does it look like? I’m Robin Hood and these are my merry men. I think you know how this goes.
Sea Captain: Arrr, ye merry fools! Sea Captain isn’t rich! I have to deliver Postmates at night just to afford rent.
Lenny: I thought you owned your boat?
Sea Captain: I had to sell it to Mr. Burns. Don’t tell him, but I sail it around just to keep up appearances.
Homer: Well, we ran out of rich guys to steal from, and then saw you…
Sea Captain: Well, I guess you could take my lucky compass. It’s priceless to me, but could fetch a worthy price on eBay.
King Snorky: Stand fast, human scum!
Sea Captain: King Snorky!
Homer: *gasp* Angry dolphin!
King Snorky: Gah! I’m not angry! I’m evil! There’s a subtle difference.
Make King Snorky Rob Robin Hood Homer- 3hrs
Make Robin Hood Homer Give Up His Booty- 3hrs
Make the Sea Captain Hit the Grog- 3hrs
Make Lenny Swim Back Ashore- 3hrs
Make Carl Swim Back Ashore- 3hrs
King Snorky: Thank you for your donation to the dolphin revolution. We rob from the landlubbers and give back to the creatures of the sea.
Homer: Hey, that’s my thing! Sort of. I’ll sue you for infringement!
King Snorky: You have a patent?
Homer: *sigh* It’s pending.
King Snorky: At least you started the process.
Homer: You’re right. The application was a lot of work.

Take From the Rich, Give to the Porpoise Pt. 4
Homer starts

Homer: Chief Wiggum, we need your help!
Wiggum: It’s those merry men who’ve been robbing Springfield blind! Don’t steal my label maker. It’s special to me!
Homer: What? No, we’re not robbing you.
Lenny: Chief, we came to warn you that King Snorky is planning to invade Springfield.
Wiggum: Snorky doesn’t have the funding for that kind of operation.
Carl: Well, he does now.
Homer: He robbed us of all the stuff we robbed from everyone else!
Wiggum: Well, now that he can arm his troops, we’re doomed. Might as well just submit to him now.
Carl: Wait, doesn’t Springfield have some kind of anti-dolphin defense plan?
Wiggum: Hmm, let me check: Anti-giant gorilla plan, anti-alien plan, anti-sentient Lard Lad statue plan… Nope, no anti-dolphin plan.
King Snorky: Ratting me out to the authorities, I see! These clueless oafs won’t be able to help you!
Wiggum: Hey! I may be an oaf, but I’m not clueless. So go back to the ocean where you belong, fish.
King Snorky: Fish?! Oh no you didn’t!
Wiggum: I’m sorry, I meant “porpoise”!
King Snorky: Dolphins are not porpoises! ARRGH!
Make King Snorky Smack Everyone Around- 2hrs
Make Robin Hood Homer Get Beat Up by King Snorky- 2hrs
Make Wiggum Cower in Fear- 2hrs
Lou: Chief, we’ve been over this: dolphins are mammals.
Wiggum: Mammals? That just doesn’t make any sense. How can a fish be a fish and a mammal at the same time? Is this like the birds are dinosaurs thing? Because that doesn’t make any sense either.

Take From the Rich, Give to the Porpoise Pt. 5
Homer starts

Homer: Well boys, this is it! The final climactic battle between man and dolphin, at least until the next one.
Willie: They may be twice as strong, five times smarter, and outnumber us ten to one, but like the Battle of Bannockburn, we shall prevail!
CBG: Worst. Braveheart speech. Ever.
McBain: Wait, this is a real battle? I’ve only ever used guns with blanks.
King Snorky: Prepare for your ultimate defeat and subjugation, Springfield!
Sexy Pirate: Not so fast, foul varlets!
Homer: Oh great, it’s the community theater losers. Look, I’ll give you the Robin Hood costume back after the fight.
Wizard Martin: We’re not here for the costume! We’ve come with the only weapon capable of saving Springfield: a non-dolphin-safe shrimp net!
King Snorky: No!!! You monsters!!
Make Robin Hood Homer Help Position the Shrimp Net- 6hrs
Make King Snorky Watch His Dolphin Army Flee- 6hrs
Make Sexy Pirate Strike a Sexy Pose- 6hrs
King Snorky: You win this round, but we’ll be back!
McBain: Wait, “we’ll be back” is my line.
Homer: Not so fast, King Snorky! Aren’t you forgetting something?
King Snorky: Oh, fine. Here’s all the money. I only have thirty bucks left. Kind of went on a canned anchovies shopping spree. The good anchovies from Spain can get pretty expensive.
Homer: *gasp* But that was my money! That I stole from rich defenseless people!

That’s pretty much it on this one. A fun costume, but in the end it’s a costume for Homer.  So I’ll likely be passing on this one.

What are your thoughts on Robin Hood Homer?  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!

18 responses to “Should You Buy Robin Hood Homer?

  1. Anyone know what’s happening with king story and k9 officer, no tasks but waiting on something to do, I know they are NPC’s??

  2. They also need to stop design huge buildings with the events.

  3. Paul William King

    I bought it because I haven’t spent $ on the game recently.

  4. I’m no longer spending any real $$ on this game out of fear I may no longer be able to log in at any given point. I’ve spent my fair share when I began, along with someone else’s share..I’m sure. I’m ok with that…but I would never chance it now, especially with all the issues people have. I feel blessed I’ve had no problems…but it’s certainly caused me to rethink any actual cash purchases. It’s rough being a completist…but as a would be devastating to not get into my town and have to start over. I tell myself that anything available for purchase will likely be available for farmed donuts in the future..hopefully. I justify this idea because I know I’ve spent my share to support the game.

  5. FYI – From what I gather from posts elsewhere these quests don’t trigger until after part 4 of the event quests and you’ve sent Homer to do the Wear a Cunning Disguise task.
    ( still not figured why the Forum filtered the word Cunning ?!? )

  6. For all those wondering why King Snorky was showing up in the character finder – there’s your answer 🙂

    • c-u-n-n-i-n-g was triggering a Snafu? 😅 Heavens to Betsy I type knob! Hey I am always glad to see an NPC become a full Character with Tasks! 👍🏻

  7. $10 for a Character Skin is a hard pass ….. Homer Simpson has close to a dozen Skins already (maybe for $1 , but then again? no more real 💵 ’til a Land Expansion and perhaps find a solution for those logged out of the Game App) 🤷🏼‍♂️

    I enjoyed this Mini Event (especially the Premium Character Combo).

  8. I buy these just to complete the sets (and also support the game)!

    • After 9.5 years of game play and easily over $100 given to EA, I’m ok not being a completist (half the time said Content will end up on a Mystery Box); but we definitely need a Land Expansion + Item Limits increased …. both of those would get me to contribute real 💵 again, provided it’s reasonable (ie $1 to $2 for a Character Skin, $10 is something I would expect for 2 Voiced Characters w/Building).

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