UPDATE 12/5: The Consuela Error popping up “Unable to load playspace road textures” was supposed to be resolved last night. It is still plaguing some Players though. I did report it to TinyCo and still awaiting another update on it. Will note here when I do. Hang in there.
Hey there Skynet!
Maybe that’ll hold it off a bit? Lol. It’s that time of year again… TO LOOSE OUR FRAKKIN MINDS!! Christmas has hit Quahog and it is gonna be an all out war… with the Machines. WOO HOO!!
But for reals, there looks to be LOTS of goodies coming with this New Event that I know I am excited to see how it plays out. I am sure you are all anxious to jump in too… so here we go with the Christmas 2015 Event Breakdown… Phase 1!
RAID TO THE NORTH POLE ENDS THURSDAY, JANUARY 7TH @3PM PACIFIC
Usual points I try to drive home EVERY EVENT…
- Make sure your device is up to date in the App Market. It helps things work a bit more smoothly that way. Newest App Version is 1.15.0
- You must be to at least District 3 and have Al’s Unlocked in your game to see the Event Content.
- PLAY THE GAME! Many items have specific “unlock” points throughout the dialog, questlines, and game play. So you actually have to “get into it” before seeing it all and being able to access it all.
- Don’t get too “Tap Happy”. Just because something is there to be unlocked, be careful. We know fully well by now that there are built in “Surprise” timed items during the Events, so approach new items with caution. If you are not sure if you should tap it, then don’t and wait a bit til I run through all the new stuff. Otherwise, tap at YOUR OWN RISK! It may take me an hour or a bit more… but that time it takes me to play it out could save you a LOT of headache in the long run.
- PATIENCE! I can’t turbo speed an entire week’s content in 5 minutes, so wait… keep checking the post occasionally… as I will update all the details as I hit them in MY game myself. If there are spawns, I got to wait for them to spawn too. So hang in there and I will get you all the info I can as soon as I can. 😉
Here are a few things to tie you over and to start you out…
HOW DO I GET TO THE NORTH POLE?
You will need to first reach Raid to the North Pole Part 5, then you can tap on the Event Area to go to the North Pole. Yes, this will be similar to Star Trek in that it will be a separate Play Space. Also much like Star Trek, you will be unlocking portions of it in Phases. Once you go there and back, then the North Pole Icon will appear in your game in the Lower Right Corner.
There will be additional places IN the North Pole to get items. Place like Santa’s Supply Depot and Headquarters. More on that a bit later.
WILL THERE BE TIMED ITEMS?
YES. So far, one that I can see for sure… I will update if more appear as I go through it.
Lyle is at Santa’s Headquarters and similar to past Events, you have to unlock the items in front of him to reach him. Once there, you will only have 24hrs to get him. Will have more details later on this.
Snowmen will start appearing in your game AFTER Raid to the North Pole Part 4. They will be located at the North Pole Play area, so you will need to be able to travel there before being able to clear them. I saw at least 6 as soon as I entered the North Pole Play Area.
Snowmen: Drop 1 Silver Bell OR Toy Army Men
Santa Claus: (If you already unlocked him last year, you can bypass this information.) To unlock Santa Claus, you must place the Gold Gift Box for $250 (
as I have it, let me know what cost you see for the Gift Box) to see his required Materials you will need to collect for him.
3 Chocolate Chip Cookies (Common): Peter Cook Disgusting Vegetables OR Quagmire Let the Gerbil Loose
4 Glasses of Milk (Uncommon): Jerome Host Happy Hour OR Chris Hang Out at Home OR Joe Go Undercover
3 Candy Canes (Common): Bruce Sing Christmas Carols OR Mort Restock Ipecac Syrup
Christmas Camo Peter: This Peter Costume unlocks once you reach Raid to the North Pole Part 5, at that time you will then find him in your Characters or Event area of the Shopping Cart Menu. Tapping on “CREATE” will take you to Al’s. Here you will see his direct Clam Buy Out cost as well as the way to earn each Material instead to pull him into your game.
20 Camo Paint (Uncommon): Mort Scrounge for Coins OR Bruce Frolic With Jeffrey OR Quagmire Enjoy Carrots OR Reindeer Training Facility (Santa’s HQ)
10 Army Rations (Rare): Bonnie Twerk It OR Chris Fat Kid Hula Hoop OR Season’s Greenhouse (Santa’s HQ)
70 Toy Army Men (Common): Clear Snowmen
3 Holiday Grenades (Common): Naughty or Nice Surveillance Center (Santa’s HQ)
LOTS MORE COMING!!! Back with more in a bit.
Snowman Prototype: 200 Clams, Earns $40 & 90xp every 4hrs, ALWAYS drops 9 Magic Hats (Yes, this is REALLY small right now. They are aware and already working on it.)
Santa’s Arsenal: 100 Clams, Earns $80 & 150xp every 6hrs, ALWAYS drops Unleaded Egg Nog
Snow Fort: 150 Silver Bells, 1hr Build Time, Earns $40 & 120xp every 4hrs, ALWAYS drops 5 Silver Bell
Gold Gift Box: $250, Earns $30 & 20xp every 4hrs
SnowJack-in-the-Box: $1400, 2hr Build Time, Earns $30 & 70xp every 3hrs, ALWAYS drops 5 Silver Bell
ONCE IN NORTH POLE
Core of Christmas Cheer: 140 Clams, $60 & 120xp every 6hrs, ALWAYS drops 1 Each Camo Paint & Army Ration & Holiday Grenades
Stocking Repair Shop: $1500, 8hr Build Time, Earns $80 & 80xp every 8hrs, ALWAYS drops 10 Silver Bells
Humma Hangar (Raid to the North Pole Part 6): $1000, Build Time 10s (more info in North Pole Below)
“Meet Santa” Sign: $500
ONCE IN NORTH POLE
Hidden Missle Silo: 50 Silver Bells
Holly Tank Trap: 10 Silver Bells
Snowball Catapult: 70 Silver Bells
Blast Trail (#1): 5 Silver Bells
Blast Trail (#2): 5 Silver Bells
These are a form of currency you can use to exchange to get items (like Buildings/Decorations) for the Event. Yes there is a counter for them in the Lower Right corner of your game.
Yes, they are back. Not live just yet. More details coming on them soon. 🙂
Like noted up top… you will need to first reach Raid to the North Pole Part 5 in order to be able to go to the North Pole. At this time you will notice the Event Area changed from a simple Snowman to now Santa’s Rocket Sleigh. Tapping on the Sleigh will give you a Pop Up… “Leaving Quahog”.
When you first arrive, just one section will be Interactive. Another section not yet accessible will show (Santa’s Village), but be darkened out. It will all be surrounded by what looks like the typical “grey clouds” on land. You will access this area and Unlock it in Raid to the North Pole Part 6.
Only a few Characters first traveled over to the North Pole with me too. I noticed Santa, Bruce, Mort, Peter, Stewie, Quagmire, and Chris.
Here are the areas I saw in the Open Section of the North Pole
This is how you can get back home. Tap on it to go back to Quahog. There is also a Home Icon in the North Pole Screen in the Lower Right you can also tap to go back.
Same as in Quahog, you can see all the Costumes here. I would suggest to go back to Quahog first before Creating any Costumes.
SANTA’S SUPPLY SHOP(TRUCK WITH GIFTS)
CHRISTMAS PRESENTS: These are the Currency that will be used mainly in the North Pole. Yes there is a counter for them in the Upper Center of your game.
You will have to go to the North Pole and to Santa’s Supply Shop to trade Materials to get Presents. I will list the “Trade” options in the order I saw them in my game.
8 Presents: 4 Magic Hats
18 Presents: 9 Magic Hats
26 Presents: 13 Magic Hats
42 Presents: 21 Magic Hats
64 Presents: 32 Magic Hats
52 Presents: 26 Magic Hats
68 Presents: 34 Magic Hats
SANTA’S HEADQUARTERS (ARMY TENT)
Here is where you can exchange Presents you got from Santa’s Supply Shop to get additional Items for the Event.
Reindeer Training Facility (Building): 20 Presents, Earns $80 & 150 xp every 8hrs, Drops 2 Camo Paint
Elf Punting Machine (Decoration): 45 Presents, Animated (it really punts them off the screen. Lol)
Season’s Greenhouse (Building): 76 Presents, Earns $40 & 80xp every 4hrs, Drops 2 Rations
Naughty or Nice Surveillance Center (Building): 112 Presents, Earns $60 & 120 every 6hrs, Drops 2 Holiday Grenades
Impenetrable Igloo Fort (Building): 127 Presents, Earns $120 & 200 every 12hrs
At this point, ANY further tap on Santa’s Headquarters will start the 24 HOUR TIMER on Lyle, so make sure you are prepared to get all the Presents needed to get him. Or decide to keep them for the Next round and just let him time out and Pass on him. Remember, these are labeled HARD for a reason. Many of them are like a Premium Item and will require Clams spent to get them all. Decide if he is really worth it to you before proceeding.
Lyle (Character): 250 Presents, Fully tasked, comes with a Questline, will help you out in the “Santa’s Village” Battles, He is not currently voiced- checking on if he will be in future.
The Holiday Humma can be built once you reach Raid to the North Pole Part 6. This will be used to destroy things in Battle. The Holiday Humma can be upgraded using Lights.
Level 1 – Begins
Level 2- Cost 1 Lights
Level 3- Cost 6 Lights
Level 4- Cost 6 Lights
BE WARNED: Keep your Humma low level as long as possible. The more you upgrade it, the harder it is to take an upgraded building down and get any prizes.
This will not unlock until Raid to the North Pole Part 6. Here is where you will do “Battle” with the Holiday Humma. Kind of like Events Past (PeterPalooza Side Shows), you can select Characters to use the Humma and Battle. Up to 3 at a time. Just tap on the ! in the area to start a Battle.
- The Level of the Humma will vary the “Strength” of the Humma and more likely to do Damage and Destroy things. (You can see the amount of Buildings the current level and Characters will destroy in the Pop Up screen)
- The More you Destroy, the more items you will likely get in return.
- You can earn items like Magic Hats, Medals, Lights
To Start, Santa can do Battle. (As you progress, Christmas Camo Peter & Lyle can join.) Adding another Character will increase the Strength too (mine did by 10)
- The first “Battle” cost 2 Unleaded Egg Nogs
- Takes 4hrs (Characters will not be able to be used elsewhere until 4hrs are up)
Once the Battle Completes, you will see a Heart Icon over a now broken down Building in Santa’s Village and an X on the Humma that shot at it.
- Tapping on the Heart Icon over Damaged Building will give you your Reward.
- Tapping on the X over the Humma will reset the area so you can start again.
Level 1 Battle, 1 Character (Santa), Strength 10/150, Take out 1 Building, Reward 3 Magic Hats, 1 Medal, 1 Lights
Level 2 Battle, 1 Character (Santa), Strength 20/150, Take out 2 Buildings, Reward 6 Magic Hats, 2 Medals, 2 Lights
Level 2 Battle, 2 Characters (Santa/Lyle), Strength 30/150, Take out 3 Buildings, Reward 9 Magic Hats, 3 Medals, 3 Lights
Level 3 Battle, 1 Character (Santa), Strength 30/150, Take out 1 Buildings, Reward 6 Magic Hats, 2 Medals, 1 Lights
Level 3 Battle, 2 Characters (Santa/Lyle), Take out 2 Buildings, Reward 9 Magic Hats, 3 Medals, 2 Lights
Quick Reminder, just like any other Material Collection, these items will NOT show up until you have reached the points they are needed or unlocked the Character, Decoration, Building, Etc that drops them.
Magic Hats: Santa’s Village OR Snowman Protoype
Lights: Santa’s Village
Unleaded Egg Nog: Peter Ask for Toys OR Bruce Fret About Something OR Chris Enjoy Private Time OR Santa’s Arsenal OR Questline
Raid to the North Pole Pt. 1
Place the “Meet Santa” Sign: Cost $500
Have Peter Down Egg Nog: 20secs
Raid to the North Pole Pt. 2
Place Santa’s Gold Gift Box: Cost $250
Have Quagmire Watch Christmas Movies: 4hrs
Raid to the North Pole Pt. 3
Have Bonnie Return Christmas Presents: 2hrs
Build the SnowJack-in-the-Box: Cost $1400
Raid to the North Pole Pt. 4
Unlock Santa to be Able to Travel to the North Pole
Have Bruce Sing Christmas Carols: 1hr
Raid to the North Pole Pt. 5
Travel to the North Pole: Tap on “GO” or the Sleigh in the Event Area to go to the North Pole
Clear 3 Snowmen in the North Pole: Tap on Snowmen in the North Pole to clear them.
Lots more info to update and more posts with detailed “How To’s” coming. For now, this will at least get you started.
What do you think of it so far? Are you progressing fast like me? Are you finding it going well so far? Good pace for just a few hours in? What are you looking forward to the most? Tips you want to share of what you are doing so far? Let us know.