Grab your Santa hats and break out the tinsel because it’s Christmas time in Springfield! Yes the annual TSTO Christmas event has arrived in our pocket-sized towns, covering our usual perfect weather towns with a fresh blanket of bright, white, snow!
While the Christmas event, and snow, are annual the structure of this event is anything but! This is the first major event in Springfield that’s structured like a mini-event. Christmas consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the Simpsons Christmas Special!
For Act 3 we’re tasked with following Marge’s Hallmark Christmas story…all about a young woman who travels home for Christmas to be reunited with a love from her past. Each part of the story will unlock another prize themed for Marge’s story. So let’s take a look at the details behind Week 3 and the Turbo Tappin’ Version for Marge’s Christmas Story…
The snow in Springfield is falling and friends are calling…oh wait. Anyway, the snow is Springfield is falling and the store is full of premium items from Christmas past! It’s like 2 of Ebeneezer’s 3 ghosts are visiting us, as we’ve got premium items of Christmas past & Christmas present in our stores.
As with Christmases past (and other events) EA has decided to make old items new again, and give players who might have missed out on something a second chance to get it. Of course that second chance doesn’t come with out a price, as many of the returning items are premium.
Recently EA brought back several items from 2013 and 2012 for phase 1 of Christmas, Santa’s Village, Christmas Frink’s Lab, Christmas Krabappel’s Apartment, Christmas Muntz House, Christmas Volcano Lair, Clasu Co., Egg Nog Bar, Santa’s Workshop..and just added today (12/12) The Grumple and Ebenzer Burns. Now many of you are curious if any of these items are worth your hard earned donuts, and we’ve broken a lot of these down for the previous events…however we decided it’d be great to give them another look in a Christmas Should I Buy reboot post!
So now let’s take a look and see if these items are worth YOUR donuts!
Hey there holiday tappers! Howzit? So TSTO is officially in White Christmas mode and the snow is a’falling. I don’t know about you but I love my town covered in snow. As a Southern California resident, I like the snow I can oooh and aaah over without being cold or shoveling it. Of course with a brand new event comes brand new stuff to chat about. My favorite part is of course re-watching Simpsons episodes and then sharing with you just where THAT comes from. For this edition, let’s take a look at the Christmas Float.
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 the Santa Village to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button, let’s break down the Pros and Cons of adding this village to your Springfield.
Character & Building: Santa Village & Homer Santa Skin Donut Price: 200 Donuts (ouch!)
Pros: -Comes with Santa Homer, another skin for Homer, and earns a premium rate on all his tasks
-The Village will earn you $300 & 30xp every 24hours
-Many great outside tasks, including Homer Flying Santa’s Sleigh around your town (ala Arnie Pye & his helicopter)
-Makes a great addition to a Christmas area in your Springfield, along with Claus Co, Santa’s Workshop etc.
-Homer is Santa!
Cons: -Although the Santa Village originally unlocked a quest for Homer Santa (last Christmas) this time around there are no additional quests with the Village.
-A costly premium item. At 200 donuts it’s the most expensive premium addition to this year’s update (and one of the most expensive in the game).
-Only Homer Santa has interaction with the Santa Village, and it’s only 1 task. No other characters interact with it.
-No conform-o-meter points for it
Final Thought: Personally I purchased the Santa Village. It was something I wished I had from last year, but never got. I enjoy the Santa Homer tasks. It’s a great fit with Christmas town, but it is an expensive addition. For something that offers no real practicality for your Springfield it may be something you want o pass on, at those prices!
Just remember whatever you decide this is a LIMITED-TIME item 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.
Santa Homer’s Tasks:
Break in for Milk and Cookies
Get Stuck in the Chimney
Do the Rounds
Do Santa Training
Endure the Whiney Kids
Fly Santa’s Sleigh
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!