Do I Want That? Apollo Creed

So you think you’re as rich at Carter Pewterschmidt? Own a fancy house like Buzz Killington? You sure gotta lot of clams there, whatcha gonna do with them?

BUY LOTS OF STUFF OF COURSE!!!

Clams

Now hold on there a minute. Are you SURE you want that? With all these cool Rocky Times in Quahog  limited time event items in the game, it is very easy to get carried away. Before you know it, Clamshell Shock! All gone!

So before you go ahead and buy Apollo Creed with your hard-earned Clams, here’s a few things you might want to know about him.

Character: Yes, this is a Full Character
Clam Price: 270 Clam IconClams (Was available at a reduced price of 230 Clams for a Limited 48hr period before the event started)
Unique: Yes


PROS:

  • A New Full Character
  • Task to Clear Lightweight Boxer
  • 2  permanent Animated Tasks, 1 great, 1 not so great
  • Fully tasked with Questline
  • 1 temporary Event Animated Task
  • Voiced (sounds like clips from Rocky)
  • Part of the Boxers and Dreamers FaceSpace Set, along with Rocky, which is worth 10 Clams if you complete

CONS: 

  • Frakkin 270 CLAMS!!! It’s a lot, especially if you’re not a Rocky fan and if you didn’t take advantage of the limited time discount.
  • Reduced limited time price expire before the event started.
  • Won’t be useful after the Event

MATH OF IT

I wanted to give you an overall idea of how he COULD benefit your game play. And it’s simple you can use Apollo Creed to clear Light weight Boxers, letting you build up the essential resources they drop quicker, one of which is Steak, which is required for fights in the Boxing Ring. He will give you a real head start in collecting Steak, as you otherwise can’t Clear Lightweight Boxers until you’ve unlocked Boxer Peter. How much of a head start is hard to say at this time, as you also can’t fight in the Boxing Ring without Boxer Peter, but the Steak you build up will let you do multiple bouts once you unlock him, whilst those who don’t have Apollo Creed will only just starting to Clear Lightweight Boxers to get Steaks. The Task is 3hrs long and the event drops are all chance, none are always. So to be honest he isn’t essential to progressing as you will eventually have Boxer Peter to do this but Apollo Creed will let you start building resources now. And of course as well as Steak, the Lightweight Boxers drop Meatballs which are needed to unlock Rocky, who is timed.

So basically his Beat Up Lightweight Boxers Task is 3 hours long, so you will be able to clear up to 8 more Lightweight Boxers in any 24 hour period than you could with Boxer Peter alone. And of course you can be using the task up to 8 times a day whilst unlocking Boxer Peter. So that’s the main gameplay benefit of this buy, as this will let you build up Steak to do fights in the Boxing Ring once you unlock Boxer Peter, and these fights are an essential source of the gloves for purchases in Adrian’s Pet Store, and also a source of Shiny Robes to unlock the timed Rocky character.

The only other way to get Steak is to buy it from the Store.


Final Thought:

Personally, I passed on him on principal, yes that darn principle of mine has escaped again. But what’s upset it this time, well I’m starting to weary of the way TinyCo is doing the limited time sales of this kind of character, yes I love the clam discount but expecting us to buy characters and costumes when you’ve no idea what or how useful a character will be in an event is unfair on players. Many of you got burned with Pimp Stewie when he was released like this. It wouldn’t hurt TinyCo to upfront tell us what he will do in the event or preferably have the limited price be available during the first 24 hrs of the actual event.  As now I regret I didn’t buy him at the reduced price, as I see he will actually be very, very useful but I won’t buy him now at 270 clams, as I would feel hard done by, but if he were still available at 220 I would honestly have snapped him up.  So TinyCo please give us time to take advantage of reduced prices for the first 24 hours of the event, then put the character to full price. Surely I can’t be the only one that feels this way? And if you’re a fan and bought him at the discount price, with his ability to Clear Lightweight Boxers you will probably think you’re getting a decent return for your 220 clams and I would agree.

With it being part of a Limited Time Event, just make sure you make up your mind as once the event is over it is most likely they will be gone. In the end it’s your call.  What you buy and what you don’t buy is your own personal choice we can only guide you on the facts and let you know what we did and what we think.  But don’t purchase it until YOU are sure. ALL SALES ARE FINAL!

~ Russian Tigger

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8 responses to “Do I Want That? Apollo Creed

  1. Anyone know when week 2 starts

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  2. Has anybody bought Apollo and found Man of Their Dreams Pt.4 will not progress with the task Have Meg be a Punching Bag? I have put her through the task a few times and it has never checked it off, going to report

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  3. I dropped the clams on him since I enjoy the character in the films and I’ve played the last few events fremium so had a lot of clams saved from ads, Jesu’ and Ollie. Turned out to be a great investment, with him collecting Steaks while I worked on Peter I had enough to send Peter to the ring 6 times as soon as I unlocked him.

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  4. Totally agree with you on all of this, RT! And the clam discount really needs to be more substantial, too. 15% is stingy and ridiculous. If they’re going to do it, give us more info or make it available for longer (after gameplay actually starts), and offer a better discount — 190 or 200 clams, max.

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  5. I bought him on sale. I still think because of those extra rare drops I won’t get Rocky but oh well still didn’t place him down

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