Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Spending actual cash on donuts for a character (costume) 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/costume/building/decoration/combo 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 Swimsuit Brockman, a premium costume for Brockman, and The Void (a decoration) for a tray of 132 Donuts ($9.99 in the US). 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 Swimsuit Brockman, 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 Swimsuit Brockman and The Void.
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.
Not thrilled it’s a costume once again, but pleased to see they added a bonus earning decoration to it to make it a little sweeter….
So here’s a breakdown on this one…
-Premium costume for Brockman
-Comes with a complete set of tasks
-Comes with a questline
-Some really fun visual/animated tasks
-The Void Indolence +20
-The Void also comes with a 2.5% Bonus on all cash and XP
-Swimsuit Brockman will have tasks at The Void
Here’s a look at the task list
Swimsuit Brockman’s Permanent Tasks…
|Complain About Arnie Pye||1hr||$105, 26xp||Channel 6|
|Report on Spring Break||4hrs||$260, 70xp||Outside/Visual|
|Work on His Tan||8hrs||$420, 105||Beach Towel/Beach Chair/The Void|
|Do a Weather Report||12hrs||$600, 150xp||Outside/Visual|
|Relax at the Water Park||24hrs||$1,000, 225xp||Mt. Splashmore/The Void|
And here’s the full dialogue version of the questline:
Beach Reporter Bingo Pt. 1
Kent Brockman: Arnie, did you see that memo? Who the heck is this new reporter?!
Arnie Pye: Oh, Madison? She’s taking over for me on the Spring Break Beach Beat.
Kent Brockman: So, you lost your free vacation gig?
Arnie Pye: Hey, you’re the one who should be worried. Everyone knows that the spring break coverage puts you on the fast track to the anchor desk.
Kent Brockman: How come they never asked me to take over?
Arnie Pye: The networks are all about getting younger these days, and your personality doesn’t really scream “spring break”.
Kent Brockman: That’s outrageous! Kent Brockman isn’t too old for anything!
Make Kent Brockman Throw a Fit- 4hrs
Make Arnie Pye Laugh at Brockman- 4hrs
Swimsuit Brockman: I demand that I be sent to spring break! I’ll even wear my official Channel 6 swimsuit.
Arnie Pye: Since when did we get Channel 6 swimsuits?
Swimsuit Brockman: At the wrap party last year…
Arnie Pye: What? I thought we weren’t doing wrap parties anymore.
Swimsuit Brockman: Well, I didn’t know this would be breaking news for you…
Arnie Pye: I don’t understand.
Swimsuit Brockman: Well, after you got drunk and started throwing beer bottles out of the helicopter last wrap party, you sort of got banned from them.
Arnie Pye: But that wasn’t my fault! I get nervous at work functions, and it was an open bar!
Swimsuit Brockman: Hey, if it’s any consolation, this year’s party didn’t feel the same without you.
Arnie Pye: Thanks, Kent.
Beach Reporter Bingo Pt. 2
Swimsuit Brockman: I’m not sure why the station insisted you come with me. I can handle covering spring break by myself.
Arnie Pye: I’ve covered spring break for twenty years. It’s not as easy as it looks.
Swimsuit Brockman: What? All we have to do is go to parties and interview drunk people saying dumb things, then talk about public safety…
Arnie Pye: But it’s harder than it looks to get let into the parties, let alone get someone agree to be interviewed.
Swimsuit Brockman: Ma’am, can you tell us where the “hip” parties are happening?
Shauna: Get out of my face, news creep!
Make Swimsuit Brockman Look for a Party– 4hrs
Make Arnie Pye Eat an Early Dinner– 4hrs
Swimsuit Brockman: Young man, can you help us find a party?
Otto: Whoa, man! I don’t know how to find nothin’!
Swimsuit Brockman: Why are you talking to my crotch?
Otto: Where else would you be hiding a wire, man? You’re a cop, right?
Swimsuit Brockman: No.
Otto: Oh, then I’ll show you where the party’s at.
Beach Reporter Bingo Pt. 3
Otto: See, the parties are all happening at Hidden Cove.
Swimsuit Brockman: Thanks, Otto. Now this is Kent Brockman coming to you live from spring break where I have completely blended in with the young people enjoying the time off from their important college studies. As you can see, it’s antsville here by the beach, as the kids are flipping their lids and having a shindig. If you can’t make it this year, all I can say is: ain’t that a bite!
Arnie Pye: Good grief, Kent, do you want to see if the kids are doing the Charleston next?
Swimsuit Brockman: They’re doing the Charleston? Where? Let’s get that on tape!
Make Swimsuit Brockman Report on Spring Break 4hrs
Swimsuit Brockman: Hello, fellow young partygoer, seems like there are a lot of doll dizzies at this spring break, like that young fellow over there. Do you think he’s a ducky shincracker?
Laura Powers: What? Who let this creepy old guy into the party?
Swimsuit Brockman: Old?! I’m not old! I have network heat!
Sideshow Raheem: Alright “youngster”, I think you better head back to your room…
Swimsuit Brockman: Well, I could use a nap. Being young is exhausting!
Beach Reporter Bingo Pt. 4
Swimsuit Brockman: So far this trip has been a bust, but if there’s one thing Kent Brockman believes in, it’s encouraging others to work hard for his success! Arnie, hit the streets and — hey, where is everyone going?
Squeaky Voice Teen: A hurricane out in the ocean has changed direction and is heading this way! Also I just heard that the SprawlMart has Yaystation 5s in stock.
Arnie Pye: A hurricane? Come on, Kent, let’s get out of here before traffic gets crazy.
Swimsuit Brockman: Leave? Are you crazy? Everyone knows the fastest way to get network attention is covering a natural disaster. If we’re lucky, maybe some spring breakers will get washed out to sea! I’ll practice my sad face just in case.
Make Swimsuit Brockman Do a Weather Report– 4hrs
Swimsuit Brockman: That was the hardest I’ve worked since I coached that youth charity soccer team.
Arnie Pye: You spent the whole match playing with your smart watch and yelling “Soccer harder!”
Swimsuit Brockman: But this trip will all be worth it now that the networks have noticed me.
Arnie Pye: Actually, we didn’t get picked up by the networks. Turns out a kid fell down a well in Shelbyville.
Swimsuit Brockman: Nothing gets ratings like a kid falling down a well — stupid kids!
Arnie Pye: On the plus side, the video I posted on the Birdie app of you getting hit in the face with a fish has gotten half-a-million likes.I figure we can double that if we can get a shark to bite you on the—
Swimsuit Brockman: Forget it, Arnie. Let’s just go home.
That’s pretty much it on Swimsuit Brockman and The Void. A fun combo in my opinion.
What are your thoughts on Swimsuit Brockman and The Void? 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!