Update: TinyCo has updated the drop rates on dolls. See below for more detail…
Hello There Clammers!
As Christmas has arrived in our Tiny Quahogs…everyone has lots of questions regarding what to do and when. We do try to answer each one individually, but I thought everyone could benefit from the answers to these questions. So it’s time for another addition of Addicts Question Corner….
My Train Station Is Not Showing I Can Repair It, Is It Broken?
Most likely it’s NOT broken. You have to unlock Sexy Santa Lois first. Once you unlock her then a quest will trigger to get Jasper.
How Do I Unlock Jasper, He’s Not In My Game. Is My Game Broken?
No. You’ll find Jasper once you’ve repaired the train station. In order to repair the Train Station you’ll need to have Sexy Santa Lois. Once you’ve gotten Sexy Santa Lois a quest trigger, Make the Yuletide Gay. That task triggering is the ONLY way to get the Train Station to need “repair” and find Jasper. Until that point you cannot do anything with it.
Can I Collect the items for Jasper BEFORE Finding Him?
Yes. You can collect the 3 buildings needed for Jasper before starting to repair the train station.
I Accidentally Started Repairing the Train Station, But I’m not Ready To Trigger Jasper’s Timer. If I Don’t Click the Check Mark Will That Delay The Timer From Starting?
Yes. The timer (which is 7 days) will not start until you “find” Jasper at the Train Station. So if you leave the check mark there the timer won’t start.
Where Do I Get the Items For Jasper?
You craft them in the Gift boxes. See this post for more.
Where Do I Get the Items for the Wish List?
You craft the items in the gift boxes. See this post for more. Remember…not every prize is available yet as some boxes will open later in the event.
Do I Need to Have the Characters Unlocked To Get the Wish List Items For Them?
No. You just need to get the prize in the gift box…but you do not have to have the character to get them.
The Drop Rates For Dolls Are INSANE.
Yes…yes they are. And just about everyone here agrees with you on that. Our suggestion is to contact TinyCo and ask them (nicely) to see if they’ll add another character/task to help get Dolls.
After writing this post (and telling TinyCo about ALL of your complaints…) the drop rates have been changed. This is on TinyCo’s Facebook:
HOWEVER…in my game they’re still not dropping 100% of the time. So it could take a little bit for it to update in your game. Try hard closing and restarting your game, so it refreshes. If that doesn’t work..be patient and let it hit your game. If you don’t see the 100% drop rate by tomorrow morning (TinyCo time..so 9am PST) then contact them and let them know you’re not seeing it.
Do I Need Both Sexy Santa Lois AND Jasper To Clear Mall Santas?
No. I know the image is a big confusing because it says Lois + Jasper to clear Mall Santas…but you only need 1 to do it. So you can have Lois clear the Santa’s before unlocking Jasper & once you get Jasper you can then have him help as well.
What Are the Drop Rates for Mall Santa’s/Snowmen?
TinyCo will not release this information. From what we’re seeing…it varies all over the place, so I don’t think there’s a set formula for it.
Stan Has An Ice Skating Task…but It Says It Requires Stars and Stripes, Will They Be Bringing That Back?
Stars and Stripes was from the 4th of July mini event. Per TinyCo it is intentional that he goes there to skate. So unfortunately, if you don’t have Stars and Stripes you won’t have that extra gift earning task.
I Don’t Have Any Facebook Friends, Will Ollie Still Send Me Secret Santa Gifts or Was 1 It?
Per TinyCo…Ollie will give you more gifts each time up upgrade the tree.
How Many Secret Santa Gifts Can I Get Per Day?
1 gift every 24hrs. If you get other gifts sent to you they’ll go into a queue & when the 24hr period is up it’ll feed you gifts from the queue. And Yes…Ollie’s gift does count toward your daily limit.
I’m Not Getting Secret Santa Gifts, Even Though I KNOW My Friend/Spouse/Partner etc Sent One To Me.
We’ve asked TinyCo About this….currently there are no known glitchs with getting gifts. So it’s possible your timer just hasn’t reset yet (remember Ollie’s gift counts as 1 of the gifts for a 24hr period). If you know it’s been longer than 24hrs with out a gift…try hard closing the app and restarting the game. As they advise it can take a little while to get the gift to appear. If that does not work…then your next step is to contact TinyCo and let them know you’re impacted by it.
How Can I Find/Add Friends For This Event?
Currently the only way to do this is via Facebook. You can find friends on our Add Friends Feed here.
I Didn’t Get A Prize In my Gift Box!
This is direct from the in-game FAQ’s: “If you’re playing on Android, pressing the back button while opening the Gift Box will cancel the animation but the prize will always be awarded to your inventory . If you’ve won a building or decoration, it will be placed at the very end of your inventory. Materials you’ve won will be reflected in your item count.
If you experience a crash while opening the Gift Box, don’t worry! Similarly, the prize will always be awarded to your inventory. If you can’t find a new building or decoration in your inventory, check your item counts for new materials.”
Also…when checking your inventory make sure you check the ENTIRE thing, as many gifts will be towards the end of the list.
Will the Characters/Outfits Go Away After The Event Ends?
Direct from the in-game FAQ: “Any characters or outfits you have completely unlocked will be yours to keep after the event ends. If a character or outfit is not unlocked by the time the event ends, they will disappear for good.”
Will You Have A Post Coming On……?
We’re currently working on a TON of posts for you guys. Between TQFS and the Event in TSTO Bunny and I are working double time trying to cover everything as best we can. (so forgive us if we call clams donuts or vice versa) More specific details will be coming in various posts…and we thank you so much for being patient as we get all the details out to you (remember…we still have to play the event ourselves to figure it all out). If there’s something you’d like to see a specific post on (outside of the basics…like a post on what’s in the prize box etc) email us at Familyguyaddicts@gmail.com with the subject Post idea & we’ll take a look.
Well my friends it looks like those are all the main questions we’re seeing so far.
Is there anything else YOU want to know? What are your thoughts on the event so far? Are you plugging along nicely, or do you feel like you’re behind? Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!