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Should I Buy? Soul Extraction Institute- Robo Burns – Doggy Smithers Combo

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Let’s establish a couple of things before we start.

First, some who know me, would say I have a “Cranky Attitude” when it comes to spending donuts on TSTO Items.  I would prefer to use the word, “Pragmatic.”  The sound you hear is my five daughter’s eyes rolling from points across the country. They HATE it when I use the word “pragmatic,” because they know there is some “common sense wisdom” coming their way, when they are making a decision.

Second…and even more important, as I learned a LONG time ago when it comes to raising kids, or giving advice to people you don’t know, I ultimately have no control whatsoever over the outcome. You are ultimately going to do whatever you want, exercising your “Free Will” to “Pull the Donut Trigger,” or leave said donuts with the “safety on.”  (for the record, you should always have the safety on when storing your donuts).

Now…TO THE TASK AT HAND!

Should You Buy The Soul Extraction Institute- Robo Burns/Doggie Smithers Combo??

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No other word for it but Déjà vu… July 4th items in the WDTCF archives

What’s up Tappers?  Seriously… does anyone else know a series of words to describe Déjà vu?  It’s a hard one to define any other way.

The July 4th update has come into our games and with it some really cool stuff. Add to that the return of previous items coveted by some and it’s a pretty fun affair for all.  Here at Team Awesome Sauce, we always love providing you with up-to-date content and info about all the buildings, characters and decorations.  What’s even better is when we’ve actually done this before an update even drops.  I dug through the vaults (lots of fur and cheetos dust in there btw) and figured rather than rehashing previous posts, I could just share posts you may or may not have seen.  Sound like a good idea?

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WDTCF – The Sham Rock Café and Yupprechaun

Mora na maidine dhuit!

How’s everyone on this foine day?  Figured it’s only appropriate to try out a little Gaelic since we finally got some St. Patrick’s Day in our towns.  Green water, the return of the coveted pub and wishing well and of course, the new addition of the Sham Rock Café and Yupprechaun.  I must admit, with the delay of this event, I was afraid we wouldn’t see anything new and I’m so happy my fears were wrong.  I do wish it wasn’t for 120 donuts but nothing I can do about that.  I snatched it up immediately but it was an easy decision since I had the old stuff, although I think EA is mocking me since I said I preferred the green and orange versions previously.  This new building-character combo is a nice surprise.

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Leprechauns Don’t Believe in You Either

Top of the morning to ya me foine foine buckos and buckettes.

Wookiee here for a fun little character post about a character I’m really hoping to see very soon, like tomorrow or the next day soon.  Who’s that you ask?  Well, if the post title didn’t give it away completely, I’m talking about the Leprechaun.

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Where did THAT come from – The Blue Haired Lawyer

Blue Haired Lawyer: Ladies and gentlemen of the jury. Who do you find more attractive, Tom Cruise or Mel Gibson? 
Judge Snyder: What is the point of all this? 
Blue Haired Lawyer: Your Honor, I’m so confident of Marge Simpson’s guilt, that I can waste the court’s time rating the superhunks. 
Lionel Hutz: Ooohh. He’s gonna’ win. 
Marge: Mr. Hutz!

Aaaaaaggggggg!  A lawyer… kill it, kill it!  All of a sudden I’m thinking about Dick the Butcher in Shakespeare’s Henry the Sixth and his famous line: “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.”.  It’s also mentioned in the Eagles song “Get Over It”.

Wow… rambling and I just started?  I think that’s a new record.  So… this post is about our newest premium character, the Blue Haired Lawyer (BHL).  For 90 donuts, you can add this character to your income earning arsenal.  Not my place to say whether you should buy him, but check out this post by Alissa if you need some help making up your mind.  He has a 10 part quest so that’s nifty.

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Should I Spend Donuts On Blue-Haired Lawyer?

Level 38 is here (woohoo!) and EA decided to go all legal on us and rolled out the much anticipated Blue-Haired Lawyer.   And with the little Devil Wears Blue quest preview tease we all got, you may be asking “Should I Spend Donuts On THIS?”  Well before you hit that confirm button, lets break down the Pros and Cons of adding this Legal Eagle to your Springfield.

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Character: Blue-Haired Lawyer
Donut Price: 90 donuts

Pros: 
-Reasonably priced.  At 90 donuts he’s not the cheapest character in the game BUT he’s the same price as Dr. Nick & within 5 donuts of The Rich Texan and Arnie Pye
-Premium tasks that earn 50% more than regular characters
-Voiced
-Comes with a quest line, that’s 10 parts (so it will take you a little while to complete)
-Has a few outdoor tasks
Unlocks at Level 1 so if you’re a new Tapper this is a great character to add to your game to help you earn more money. This has since been changed, he now unlocks at Level 35
-Unlocks a hilarious new 16-hr task for Mr. Burns (Blue-Haired Lawyer Dino Ride)
-Another Blue-Haired Character to add to your game

Cons:
– Doesn’t come with a building.
-At 90 donuts he’s at the higher end of the premium characters that doesn’t come with a building.
-After his quest line he has no other interactions with other characters in Springfield.

Final Thought:
Personally I purchased the BLH, but i’m a bit of a completest.  I enjoyed his questline and the “slip-n-fall” mentality.  And I like adding different characters to the game, I really felt like Springfield could use a lawyer to help defend against Wiggum’s crazy arrest record!
However, if your donut budget is limited you might want to hold off on this purchase.  BLH is not Limited-Time and will be in TSTO until the game is over, so there is no rush.  If you’re thinking about saving your donuts, for now, in anticipation of a Valentine’s Day Event (and those Limited-Time items) that might be your best bet.

Blue Haired Lawyer’s Tasks:

Task Task Length Payout Building
Shop at Kwik-E-Mart 1hr $105, 26XP Kwik-E-Mart
Dine at the Truffle 2hrs $175, 40xp Gilded Truffle
Visit Jake’s Unisex Hair Palace 4hrs $260, 70xp Jake’s Unisex Hair Palace
Look Unimpressed 8hrs $420, 105xp Outside Task
Attend Church 12hrs $600, 150xp First Church of Springfield
Deliever Lawsuits to Local Businesses 24hrs $1,000, 225xp Outside Task

Q&A- The Addicts Team Top 10

Top Ten at 10? Don’t mind if I do. 🙂

An Addicts reader, Erika F., posed this question to us…

I would like to see a “Top 10″ list of your favorite premium items! I think it’d be really helpful for those (including me) having a hard time deciding which items to get, since there are just so many to pick from. Thanks so much addicts! Hope to hear back soon.

Well Erika, you asked…and now here are our answers. Everyone likes a Countdown, right?

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Should I Spend Donuts on Candy Kevin?

Christmas has arrived in Springfield!  But, with all of the new Christmas premium items that are limited-time it may be overwhelming trying to decide which items to buy and what to pass on. With that limited-time label on items I know it can be tempting to just buy everything you can. But, have no fear! That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth your donuts & what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add Candy Kevin to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button, let’s break down the Pros and Cons of adding this guy to your Springfield.

Tapped_Out_Candy_KevinCharacter: Candy Kevin
Donut Price: 40 donuts

Pros:
-Reasonably priced.  At 40 donuts he’s 5 donuts less than the K9 Officer.
-Festive Character for your town

Cons:
-Despite being a character in Tapped Out Candy Kevin does not come with any tasks, so he is a Non-Playable Character
-No Questline
-After Christmas there really is no point to have him roaming around your Springfield (like the Zombies at Halloween)

Final Thought:
Personally I think you’re better off saving your donuts and passing on this one.  Candy Kevin really provides no benefit to your Springfield and aside from the entertainment value of a man dressed around as a giant Candy Cane, it really has no return for your invested donuts.  So, unless you’ve already purchased all of the other premium characters or you’re a completest, I’d pass on this one and save your donuts.
Just remember whatever you decide this is a LIMITED-TIME character and once it’s gone, it’s gone…so be sure to get it before the event is over if you’re thinking about it.

What to know more about Candy Kevin and why he’s making an appearance in Springfield?  Check out Wookiee’s Where did THAT come from post here. 

Curious if other holiday items are worth the donuts?  Check out our premium guide over on our Christmas Event Page for the details behind all of the Limited-Time Holiday premium items! 

Where did THAT come from – The Funzos

Love me.  Hug me.  Destroy your other toys.

How’s everybody today?  November is rolling right along and you know what that means besides Thanksgiving on 28 Nov, right?

Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Ramadan/Solstice/Bodhi Day/Etc.!

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Last year’s event was really rad with Springfields across the globe being covered by snow.  Among the buildings, decorations and characters available for Santa Coins, Donuts and game currency were 3 items you’ve probably seen while visiting a neighborino or two.  That’s right, the Funzos!

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What Would The Addicts Do: What WOULD We Buy With a 132 Donuts?

To buy or not to buy?  That is a common question facing many Tappers!  TSTO is a “freemium” game, and as such you can completely enjoy the game with out spending a dime of real world money!  But what if you’re looking to invest a little in the game?  What if you see some of those coveted “premium” items in your neighbor-eenos town and you want them in yours?  What do you do?  What do you buy?

With various donut buying options (from $1.99 (for 12) to $99.99 (for 2,400)) it can be hard to decide just what you need…and what you can get for each level.  So, I thought it would be a fun little experiment to see what our writers would buy with various donut purchases.

The first in this series is everyone’s favorite Wookiee and his take on what he WOULD buy witha 132 donuts (or a Tray Full for $9.99).

Let’s take a look at what Wookiee has to say….

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