As part of the Whacking Day event, Lisa, Willie and Homer all have side-quests that take them away from their snake-generating tasks. Many readers are asking whether it’s worth doing these and whether they’ll still be there once Whacking Day is over.

Honestly, that’s hard to say. In the past, event quests have disappeared once the event is finished. The only exception is for Barney – a Christmas character that became a premium character. His quest was still available once the Christmas event was done, but possibly only because he stayed around. In recent times, the Valentine’s and St. Patrick’s Day quests have all come to a halt at the end of the event, even if you have all the necessary buildings and participants.

At the moment, there’s no way of telling what will happen at the end of the Whacking Day event. Certainly, you’ll still have all Gymnastic Lisa and Bare-chested Willie’s tasks to play, but whether or not you’ll still be able to carry out their quests is another question altogether. Given the Whacking Day references for these two in particular, it seems unlikely. It really may depend on whether they’re still available for donuts at the end of the event, and that’s just not clear at this stage.

My advice, though: if you’re only just on or behind the snake collecting target, keep them in snake-earning tasks for now – it won’t affect the progress of your game. Only send them off to their side-quests once you’re closer to your target prize level.