Hey there Screamereenos!
I had an Emergency situation come up last night and will be away from the site until later tonight. Due to this, the posts I was working on for you will be delayed. Please understand the situation and hang in there with me. I will get more out later.
To keep you tide over, I had one of our really cool long time Addicts Readers submit some personal thoughts on the overall game and Event I was saving, but will put it up now.
From the Mouths of the Addicts Asylum…
Reader Russian Tigger
At first I was afraid, I was terrified
Yes along with the feeling of excitement over a new event there came a feeling of dread as the latest event is Halloween, and so far it has not disappointed in any of those ways. After a gentle introduction to Death at the Drive-In, the arrival of the week 2 update saw things go mad, very mad. And I thought for a little change and to give our demented Bunny a little break it might be fun for you to step into the head of another addict and see their twisted thoughts on the event so far.
The first thing you will see is nuns, vampires, bats, werewolves all running amok in Quahog, and I can’t get them out of my head never mind my town. I sat and devised an evil plan to banish them all only to turn round and they’re back, now I know why my tiny brain was saying don’t look now. But with all this evil running loose I have been pleasantly surprised at how I am building up soda from bats and werewolves, they do drop at a decent rate. The nuns are kind of getting free reign as my characters are trapped as werewolves and unable gather water, I’m not sure this was part of TinyCo’s cunning plan so hopefully they will sort this out before evil nuns start bursting out our devices and taking over the world.
I must admit the vampires and bats were a sneaky move, as at first I thought crikey this is easy just tap a vampire and poof it’s gone,but then I saw bats fly in all directions. And like in all good horror movies I froze for a moment, panic set in as to how I would defeat this new foe that was spreading its wings in all directions. After a few minutes of being as demented as Renfield my Van Helsing gene kicked in and I started to devise a new plan which sees me tap the 4 vampires as they leave the movie screen, then release my garlic breath, I mean bomb, at the gateway to the event area and voila it’s like taking a giant stake to their hearts, 12 bats every time.
As I said before my nuns are still on the run, and I can’t help but hope that TinyCo took the idea of water bombing them from my Wizard of Oz event plan that was on this very site, but even if they didn’t I love this as it takes me back to my water ballooning childhood. And in this event when you activate those crosshairs there is nothing quite like seeing the colour purple.
However with the update came some real frights as our slow scream points suddenly hit warp speed and this saw us flying up the levels, not a bad thing until we saw the increases in soda and popcorn that came with it, but please fellow addicts take a deep breath and carry on as it’s not as bad as it looks if you get the werewolves spawning.
But with this something else wicked this way comes, yes a new page of items in the Movie Projection Booth and access to them is blocked until you clear Page 1, this in many ways was a slasher bait type mistake by TinyCo in my opinion, I’d like to have seen bit more choice on what to exchange our reels for and ability to skip an item if you wished. Instead this has left many feeling trapped with no way out, but wait, look closer and there is a fail safe built in by TinyCo. Yes the high reel costing page finale items, Slasher Cat and the High School Skin come with 24 hour timers, now at first I saw these as something to dread and avoid until I had enough reels but now I see another side to them, if you don’t want spend or just cant gather that many reels then just activate the timer, let it run down and you can pass over……. to the next page. It’s what I am going to do with the High School skin, just not worth 300 reels for me. This missing out on an item is now okay in my head after being locked out during the mobsters event, missing those items broke the completion curse I suffered from since starting this game.
Talking of that curse, it’s like something that spread through us addicts like an all consuming OCD plague, previously rational people become crazies as they try to have it all. But I think I’ve found the cause of said plague, and it’s actually quite simple, when FGQFS came out too many of us, myself included, expected an evil doppelgänger of another game, The Simpsons – Tapped Out but it’s NOT. This game is an entirely different entity, although thankfully not the entity that possessed Barbara Hershey. Whereas Tapped Out has always had a clear division between what you need to pay premium for and what can be done freemium, their events can be completed freemium if you tap, tap tap your life away but this is not the case with FGQFS. This game is more of a basketcase hybrid of premium and freemium, there is a grey area and events are not neatly set up like in Tapped Out. However for me this makes them more exciting and less repetitive than the Tapped Out events, Here there are more rewards for being a premium player, and not everything in an event will be achievable by freemium players, you just have to grind away and do the best you can, and you will still gather a lot of stuff. Sometimes a little clam spend can be enough for you to have it all but sometimes it isn’t and as someone who plays both premium and freemium depending on the event and content, I honestly hold no grudge against the big premium players who fund the game getting that little bit extra. If you tie yourself up in thinking it’s unfair that you can’t get everything playing freemium all you will do is drive yourself mad, turning into Jekyll andHyde and forgetting to enjoy playing the game. To date I’ve only bought Michael Myers but am plodding away, quite happy to see where I get to, and having already decided I will probably skip the High School skin has taken the pressure from my play.
I’ve some clams banked but only because I’m hoping one my all time favourite characters, Pinhead, is going to pay me a visit, well my game a visit, not sure I’d want a personal one. However a sneak preview on this site shows my dream is not imminently about to come true instead it’s my nightmare that will be entering the game next. That evil Chucky, crikey he’s right up there in my fears with Jesters, I think I was the only kid scared to watch Rent-A-Ghost, and to this day I wonder what the hell my lovely gran was thinking when despite knowing my fear she gave me a Jester for Christmas, I can still see its evil face laughing at me as I excitedly unwrapped him and froze. But being a gift from my beloved gran I had to keep him, just not in my room, he lived in, probably still does, the big cupboard. The only thing I’ve seen recently that freaks me as much as that is my nieces doll that is voice activated to turn it’s head towards you when you speak, The Exorcist anyone.
Well my ramblings are becoming that of a madwoman but just wanted to share my thoughts on the event to date, and I’d also like share with you the characters I’d love to see make an appearance in the upcoming weeks, for me I’d love to see Bub, Jack Torrance (imagine a Here’s Johnny task), Leatherface (although he’s perhaps the weekly challenge decoration prize), Hannibal Lecter, and of course a few female characters would be very welcome, how’s about Sadako, Helena Markos, Carrie, although I thing Mrs White is the scary one.
So fellow addicts what do you think, what characters would you like to see? Are you enjoying this horror movie event? Does anyone else see little Christopher Lees when the vampires wander out or is just me? Are you enjoying adding to your cast of horror characters, we already had Freddy & Jason last year. I’d love hear other addicts thoughts on the event but jeepers creepers not the torch and pitchfork comments, if you have those please take them to What the Deuce, or if you feel need drop a load of f-bombs I think you will be happier of the FGQFS Facebook site. Here I just want hear the crazy and fun thoughts of addicts, do any of you have drive-in memories to share, we don’t have them in Scotland, but over here we call soda ginger. Strange but true. What’s your favourite horror movie or character, oh and finally did anyone notice how many movie titles I dropped into these ramblings.