Hey there lil Minions!
I have to say I always LOVE the feedback we get on the “Dear TinyCo…” posts. Such amazingly great ideas from everyone. It is something I LOVE about our lil Community. Also, TinyCo REALLY enjoyed it as well. They are STILL going through all the comments. Lol. But they were very impressed with everyone to say the least.
There was one request I wanted to focus on though, something that IS already in the game (Alissa and Myself just wish it was maybe a lil more streamlined). HOW DO I FIND A CHARACTER ON A TASK?
Well, time to pull out my Geeky Nerd Girl glasses and break it on down. 😉
You are desperate to figure out where you sent a Character away. SOOOOOO many buildings and it could take ages to tap on every single one to find them. So what do you do? No worries, here to help as usual. Let’s look at the steps to go find your Character.
Side Note: for this to work, your Character HAS to show up in FaceSpace.
STEP 1: ZOOM IN ON A BUILDING AS CLOSE AS YOU CAN
STEP 2: TAP ON THE FACESPACE ICON IN YOUR GAME
STEP 3: LOCATE YOUR CHARACTER
Once in FaceSpace you can scroll up and down to see all the lil Images of all the Characters. Ones you own will be fully filled in. Ones you do not own will be just a Shadow (this can also be one upcoming in the game). Find the Character Image that you want to locate in the game on tap on them. (If the one you want is just a Costume, you can also just tap on the Main Character Icon. Not the Costume.)
STEP 4: GO TO CHARACTER’S FACESPACE PROFILE
Once you tapped on Character’s Image, you will be taken to their Main Profile Page. Here you can scroll through all their “posts”, see images of their other Costumes, as well as see Images of their Friends. Look up to the top Right Corner of the Screen. You will see an X. Tap on it and wait. DO NOT TOUCH THE SCREEN.
STEP 5: WAIT…
After tapping on the X in their profile, the game will exit out of it and start to search your Quahog for the Character. Do NOT touch the screen or you will have to do it all over again. HERE is where zooming in will really help. The game will hover to the area the Character is closest to. This could be on a sidewalk or in a building. The closer zoomed in you are, the smaller area you have to look at to find them. Don’t forget to look behind Buildings too. (I know my Character Joe frequents the Clam, so it will be the most likely spot he will turn up and the first I will search.)
STEP 6: FIND CHARACTER
Now that you have narrowed the search to a small area, you can locate your Character. If there is only one Building, it is most likely they are there. If there are 3 or 4, just tap on one they’d most likely be in first then keep going til you find them. (Remember if there are a LOT of Characters inside, you will need to scroll through the entire list to find them.) For a Character Costume, you may only see their Original Character Icon in the Buildings.
Many Characters also have outside tasks and if there is a sidewalk close by, it can be very likely they are on it performing their task. So check those sidewalks too.
Now let’s take a look at same process to find Vinny.
This example my Character was on the sidewalk blending in with the rest of those wandering. You may run into this from time to time and depending on how much sidewalk you have in your town as well as how many are wandering it too. Sometimes you may have to wait just a bit or scroll around just a bit as they do move on the sidewalks and may be walking away as the screen zooms in.
There you have it. Not the most perfect way to locate a Character on a task, but hey… at least it is something. It will be a help in the mean time until something more streamlined (if they do come up with something else) is introduced in the game.
What do you think of this method? Have you used it? Did you know it existed? Did it help you? Let us know.