A quick FYI… I am already in discussions with TinyCo on my thoughts to this portion. To me, 2 mins may not be enough time. Will update with any changes. 😉
UPDATE 3pm EST: Changes to the PDA Couples below!!
Update 6:40om EST: TinyCo has once again listened to your feedback! They’ve now made it easier to tell which couple is which, with some new animation! Here’s a look at what you’ll see:
Fighting couples = a cloud of broken purple hearts will be animating above their heads
Enamored couples = a cloud of red full hearts will be animation above their heads
Another great job by TinyCo at listening to YOUR feedback!
Images of what each look like are below
Hey there Minions!
Love is in the air now, or is it? Many of you are confused on the Love/Hate relationship of the couples going on in the game, so figured we better offer a lil extra breakdown of how it all works.
Once you get the storyline going for the Romancing the Clam Event, you will be told to check out a few different areas of the game. One of those is the Affection Meter, but how does this work?
WHAT IS THE AFFECTION METER?
Throughout the Event, you will have optional prizes you can earn just by clearing the Couples that appear in your game. Just be careful which Couple you tap. You will collect a specific type of heart from these PDA Couples to help you earn Prizes. The Prize YOU win will depend on whether you gain all LOVE Hearts or HATE Hearts.
WHERE IS THE AFFECTION METER?
The Affection Meter Icon is on the lower right side of your screen. Tapping on the Icon will bring you to the Event Main Menu.
There is also ANOTHER shortcut to it, in your Event Area… Cupid’s Note Writing section with the Big Heart behind him.
Now comes the catch, YOU will need to decide… do you want to go for Hate or do you want to go for Love? You will need to stick with this choice until you collect all the Hearts needed for that Prize for the Character. Once complete, you can start again.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT TO PICK?
This will all be YOUR choice. Look at the Prizes offered for each side of Love or Hate and decide what one you want to go for first. Just remember, the couples only spawn every
4hrs and you only have 2 minutes to clear the right one.
You will now have 3 Minutes to locate and tap and 3 hrs between spawns.
WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE MY CHOICE OR WANT TO DO IT AGAIN?
Don’t worry, if you change your mind you can just switch to collecting for the opposite side. Basically collecting a Love Heart will cancel out a Hate heart and vice versa, so you can switch that way. Also, once you complete the first Prize collection the Affection Meter will reset and you can start a new collection for another Prize.
HOW DO I KNOW WHEN THE COUPLES ARRIVE?
If you watch your game closely, within a few moments of entering the game you will see that **POOF** of smoke as the PDA Couples spawn on any roads in your town. You will also see a quick pop up from Peter warning you they are there.
This is where having a VERY small amount of road will come in handy for you. Due to they spawn on any roads, they can be scattered and may take you time to find them. So if possible, keep your roads to a minimum and not hidden behind any tall buildings. Try to make it as easy on yourself as possible to find the couples.
This has been updated so that 8 of each couple will now spawn every 3hrs.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO FIND THE COUPLES I NEED?
Once that timer hits zero, ALL Couples will disappear and Peter will let you know they are gone. So pay close attention, focus on finding YOUR couple and clearing them before the timer runs down. (My game there are usually 6 of each couple.)
You will now have to wait 4 hrs for them to return.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT COUPLE TO TAP ON?
This one will take a quick glance at each couple to find out WHO you need to tap on. There is a very easy tell tell sign on each Couple.
LOVE: As you watch the couples wander around with the girl latched on to the guy, they will come to a point and stop. A LOVE couple will then start to make out even more as the guy kicks up one leg and they rock back and forth a few times. THIS IS A LOVE COUPLE. Tapping on this Couple will give you a Love Heart.
Update: Love couple now with the new hearts…
HATE: As you watch the Couples wander around with the girl latched on to the guy, they will come to a point and stop. A HATE couple, the girl will start arguing with the guy, reach her arm way back, then slap him so hard it literally puts a red hand print on his face. THIS IS A HATE COUPLE. Tapping on this couple will give you a Hate Heart.
Update: Hate couple now with the broken hearts
Now be REALLY careful, tapping on the WRONG Couple will give you the wrong heart and cancel out one you already earned. (Again, I usually get
6 of each this has been changed to 8 of each couple now… so once I found all the specific ones I am gathering I just let the timer run down.)
HOW DO I KEEP TRACK OF MY HEARTS?
You will need 15 Hearts total for the first Prize. The game will help you keep track of where you are. The Affection Meter Icon at the bottom of the screen will show you which way your Meter is filling up. Towards LOVE or towards HATE.
WHAT ARE THE SPAWN RATES?
This has just been adjusted by TinyCo. You will now get 8 of each couple (16 total) spawning in your town every 3 hrs. You will have 3 minutes to locate the ones you want and tap them to get the Hearts.
Short story long… Watch the couples closely. Leg kicking up with rocking back and forth = LOVE. Lady yelling and smacking her lover hard= HATE. Once you got that figured out, you can tap them at any time to get that Heart.
What do you think of this set up so far? Does this help to make a lot more sense of it all? Are you going for Love or Hate? Won any of the Prizes yet? Let us know if you have any other questions/concerns on this one.