Hey there Tribblemakers!
As you know we love to be the type of Community that appreciates not only can we voice our opinions to TinyCo about their game, Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff, but that they also like to respond back to us and listen to our thoughts, ideas, questions, and concerns.
TinyMatt was really amazing to take time out of his personal schedule to come here and answer all our questions and concerns. I wanted to take a few minutes to cover some of the top things we saw. Including some Spoilers?
Otherwise, let’s take a look at the main points that were covered by TinyMatt from TinyCo.
WHEN DOES NEW CONTENT HIT?
TOMORROW, FRIDAY, AUGUST 14th, 2015.
#1: Week 2 of PeterPalooza starts TOMORROW, Friday, August 14th. After that, it will start every Thursday as normal.
#2: Maybe 🙂
#3: Maybe 🙂
NEXT PHASE REQUIREMENTS?
Yes, you will need to be done with Pt. 7 to move on.
UNLOCK MAKEOVER MEG? CLAM TV? NEIGHBOR CLAM?
Hello Bunny and friends as well as Tiny Co. You have made some really great improvements to the game and we appreciate that you communicate with us when you can. I have quite a few questions but since these need to be PeterPalooza ones I will ask this:
As a freemium player what are my chances of unlocking Meg’s new outfit? Originally I was planning to just save everything towards her since she costs so many glow sticks and guitar picks. Will completing the quests, unlocking Avril, help at all towards getting Meg or should I just focus on saving everything? Thanks in advance and keep the fun rolling out for us!
PS: If you could comment on why we all don’t have the option to watch videos for clams yet and why I no longer see a pop up each day to visit my friends anymore that would be great! 🙂 I am on the Android platform by the way.
#1 Your chances are good! Focus on concerts and encores as much as you can, and tap every toad that you find. It will take extra work as a freemium player, but it is completable in 5-7 days.
#2 We’ve been testing the clam ads for a while now. Whether they appear depends on a lot of different factors: country, how long you’ve been playing the game, purchase history, what platform you’re playing on, and how far you are in the game. More players will be seeing clam ads in their game very soon. So if you don’t have any yet, stay tuned!
#3 this is a known bug that we’re looking at for the next update.
REUSING CHARACTERS, EVENT RESOURCES
This is an interesting event considering the whole focus thing on Music, but how come you never thought of adding in a character like Haley Smith from American Dad as a character who can drop Glowrings since she did this type of stuff on the show once or twice ?
Hi Marcus! Resources, mostly. Events like this involve so many moving pieces and so much new content that we have to decide where to spend resources. Adding drops to past characters involves making a lot of adjustments, removing those at the end of the event, adjusting the economy, and many other things behind the scenes. Add to that how not all players have past premium characters, and the costs of adding these back sources add up quickly.
We like doing this! And we hear that it’s something our longtime players want. We’re looking into the best way to involve older characters. For now, though, the top priorities are characters specific to an event, and characters that much of the playerbase has.
On that latter note: this is a big reason why you see the same characters involved in quest lines often, such as Bonnie and Peter. If a quest is necessary to advance in the game, we want at least one character in that quest to be someone most players unlock.
I’m not on the design team, so I can’t speak to Haley specifically 🙂but broadly, we’ve released a ton of characters in the past year, so there will always be a few that would have been great flavor fits that didn’t make the cut. I can talk to the team about whether they have plans for her, though!
(You wouldn’t believe how many emails I got from players surprised we didn’t have Meg’s “Be a Butt Portal” action involved in a past event.)
I would like it if on all events every character was able to earn whatever currency is used just for that event I don’t like that I have spent money to unlock a character with clams just to have them be useless after the event
Thanks for this! I responded more at length to character usage here: https://familyguyaddicts.com/2015/08/13/ask-tinyco-peterpalooza-qa/comment-page-1/#comment-180702
WHY THESE CELEBRITIES FOR THE EVENT?
What were the reasons for the lineup of the musical celebrities for the event? I’m not trying to be a musical elitist here, but why are you mainly focusing on pop acts (with the exception of Alice Cooper)? A metal artist would have been great like Lars Ulrich for example.
Also, will the difficulty in unlocking characters and skins get harder as we progress through the weeks?
Some of the criteria was:
1) Artists that excited us
2) Artists with big followings and fan bases
3) Artists that fit the style of the show
3) Artists who were interested 🙂
Our awesome Business/Marketing team reached out to a ton of artists, and we’re stoked for the slate we ended up signing.
#2: Yes, some quests and characters will get harder as the weeks go on. Not all of them, though.
PREMIUM & NON PREMIUM CHARACTERS?
I can’t comment on premium vs nonpremium 😉
Since this is a popular question that I can’t answer, here’s a bit of trivia:
When Ron Perlman recorded the line “can I swear in this game?” we thought he was actually asking if he could swear. So we said “sure, go ahead!”
I can’t comment on premium vs nonpremium. So here’s a bit of Trivia 🙂
The first time Bunny reached out to me about covering the game, I totally snubbed her. I’ve been paying for it ever since.
Is there a way you can notify users of timed events BEFORE starting them? I got so excited at the new content when it uploaded, I checked everything out, not realizing that I was starting the Meg timer at the start of the event, before I had even unlocked any actions to help with guitar picks.
We’re trying to get better about this. But oh man, SO MUCH happens during development that announcing a specific release date carries a big risk. We have to strike the balance of getting people hyped while still meeting deadlines.
We’re looking into a “Cancel Tasks” button as a way to help with this.
FREE MUSIC ONLY ON GOOGLE PLAY/ANDROID?
While there’s a lot of overlap in terms of their businesses, Apple and Google (and Amazon and Microsoft and Facebook) are very different companies, with different goals, departments, technology and relationships. When the opportunity presented itself to work with Google on this exclusive, we jumped at the chance 🙂
Hi TinyCo! Loving the new event, though I had to wait a day to play – grr Amazon! Couple questions… No premium characters this event? Or just none released yet 😛 and…. how come only Google play gets the albums? Is it a rights thing or just a deal? Anyway thanks for this one, enjoying the questline and character drop rates/ease of creation seems spot on thus far! 🙂
There will be premium characters soon 🙂
I tackled the Music giveaway here:https://familyguyaddicts.com/2015/08/13/ask-tinyco-peterpalooza-qa/comment-page-1/#comment-180758
CANCEL TASK, LAND, VOICES
Hi Tinyco! I was wondering about space. Can/will there be more space available soon? I cannot fit all the stuff I want in my Quahog. Also, will there be a cancel task option? Also, why are some characters not voiced? Can’t you just take sound clips from the show? Lastly, how come most characters dont really have a purpose after their event is over? I’d like to see more character tasks that contribute to the event from more characters.
Right now we’re sticking with adding space during District releases. We don’t plan on releasing new space during PeterPalooza.
Cancel Task is something we’re considering. It’s a popular request!
Voices: it depends on whether the voices have loaded into your game (this sometimes takes a while), whether we have rights to that character’s lines, whether it includes copyrighted material (like the Prom Night Baby 😦 ), and whether we have time before the next release. Sometimes we bump voices to the future to make sure we can get the content out on time. We do go back and add them in most cases.
I talked about character tasks here:https://familyguyaddicts.com/2015/08/13/ask-tinyco-peterpalooza-qa/comment-page-1/#comment-180702
UPCOMING CHARACTERS FOR EVENT **SPOILER?**
We’re getting Brittney spears, Snoop Dog, Avril Levine, WeridAl, Nicky Manaj, Drake, Madonna, Iggy Azalia, Greased up deaf guy, and Kim Kardashian.Thanks for playing Peter Palooza!
(FYI… In case you haven’t caught on… this one was NOT TinyCo nor TinyMatt. Just someone having a bit too much fun… but… sounded like a fun list, right? Note I put Rick Astley’s pic up.)
Big thanks to TinyMatt for responding personally to all our questions and a big thank you to YOU our Readers. Some great questions.
What did you think of the Q&A? Find what you were looking for? Get a better idea of things? Anything else you wanted to ask about PeterPalooza that wasn’t? Let us know.