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 Mr. McGreg, 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 Mr. McGreg, his 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 Mr. McGreg 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 and happy it’s a full character.
So here’s a breakdown on Mr. McGreg…
-Comes with a complete set of tasks
-Comes with a questline
-Some really fun visual/animated tasks
-From “Homer’s Triple Bypass” S4, E11
Here’s a look at the task list
Mr. McGreg’s Permanent Tasks…
|Try to Put on Pants||1hr||$105, 26xp||Stores in Springfield|
|Go For a Jog||4hrs||$260, 70xp||Outside/Visual|
|Try to Paint||8hrs||$420, 105||Outside/Visual|
|Become a Wrestler||12hrs||$600, 150xp||Wrestling Pavilion/Golden Ring Wrestling HQ/Backyard Wrestling Ring/Homes in Springfield|
|Sue the Hospital||24hrs||$1,000, 225xp||Springfield Hospital|
And here’s the full dialogue version of the questline:
Checks and Balance Pt. 1
Mr. McGreg starts
Mr. McGreg: I’m so frustrated!
Marvin Monroe: I’m trying to understand why.
Mr. McGreg: I had an operation to fix everything and now I have an arm for a leg and a leg for an arm.
Marvin Monroe: I guess a little frustration is understandable. But you should appreciate that many people have setbacks in their life that they overcome.
Mr. McGreg: Setbacks like this?
Marvin Monroe: Well, not quite this extreme. Just try to put it out of your mind. And please sign out for today’s session.
Mr. McGreg: With what, my leg-hand or my hand-leg? Ugh!
Marvin Monroe: See. You’ve got options.
Mr. McGreg: Just gimme the bill!
Make Mr. McGreg Pay for Therapy- 4hrs
Make Marvin Monroe Be Confused- 4hrs
Checks and Balance Pt. 2
Mr. McGreg starts
Stephanie Brockman: Hi, Mr. McGreg. Ready for your tennis lesson?
Mr. McGreg: Stephanie, I think my tennis days are over.
Stephanie Brockman: What, just because of your “situation”? You know gorillas have arms for legs and look at all they can do.
Mr. McGreg: Gorillas can play tennis?
Stephanie Brockman: Um, no. But some of them can paint.
Mr. McGreg: Great, I’ll go live at the zoo and take up painting.
Stephanie Brockman: You should go for a nice long jog to clear your head.
Mr. McGreg: Right. ‘Cause that’s what gorillas do!
Stephanie Brockman: No. And gorillas also aren’t sarcastically mean to people trying to help them.
Mr. McGreg: *gorilla snort* Ook-ook-eek-eek.
Make Mr. McGreg Go for a Jog- 4hrs
Make Stephanie Brockman Encourage Mr. McGreg- 4hrs
Checks and Balance Pt. 3
Mr. McGreg starts
Marvin Monroe: So, the jog didn’t clear your head and now you live at the zoo.
Mr. McGreg: They feed me. Clean my cage. It’s a pretty sweet setup, honestly.
Marvin Monroe: And you’re painting with the gorillas?
Mr. McGreg: When they’re not throwing their paints at me.
Make Mr. McGreg Try to Paint- 8hrs
That’s pretty much it on Mr. McGreg. A pretty fun character, that I’ll very likely be picking up today.
What are your thoughts on Mr. McGreg? 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!