The Hauntening Event Poll, Where Are You??!!

Hey there all you Paranormal investigators.

With the timer running down on Case 1, I wanted to get an idea just where in the Case players are.

Feel free to look at the questions in the Poll and answer all that apply to YOU.

Just in case you have issues seeing the Poll, here is the direct link.

http://goo.gl/forms/jI3WHlPUdR

~Russian Tigger

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78 responses to “The Hauntening Event Poll, Where Are You??!!

  1. This new way of case deadlines is not much fun. What’s worse is being unable to play, having been without xfinity wifi for the past five days. My area was hit hard by hurricane Matthew. I am still hoping to finish James Woods before the deadline, but the new system just makes playing more of a hurry and a lot less fun.

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    • wildthornberry88

      Eep, sorry to hear about the hurricane, but hopefully you and your house etc. are ok?? The new system is a bit of a trial and error situation for everyone, hopefully TinyCo can work well on the feedback from this event.

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      • Yes, fence blew down at my property different place from where it fell during the previous storm, many many large and huge trees down in the area, some on houses. Down trees, debris, down power lines for entire blocks, a big mess, but it could have been much worse had the storm track not moved east. We are lucky really. Now if everyone’s drop rates would show some luck!!

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        • wildthornberry88

          Goodness, our fence got blown down in a bad storm earlier this year, at least not too expensive to fix. Yep hopefully more luck will come soon!

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  2. I’m not too pleased with this event…now instead of missing out on one week of content (freemium player) i’m now going to miss out on two sections. I’ll miss out on Carl because the drop rates have not been accurate…shocker!!! I’ll also miss, most likely but we’ll see, the last case, if it’s set up like the first. But also, the way they set this up. I can earn Trivial Pursuit cards and lotto cards using characters but the popcorn i have to earn it, but the way the aliens are dropping it’s hard to earn.
    TC really need to give options for players. I don’t care if the building drops every 4h and the character drops every 12-24 hrs but give us some options.
    Also, and i’ve sent this to TC, they need to use the Pirate way of doing events. Players can pick what buildings/items they want to earn first which isn’t too far off how they line up. This gives freemium players opportunities to play and earn what they want, resulting in a game that is (wait for it)….fun to play!!
    In addition to this, they should have maybe side questlines for the premium players with premium rewards. Then both sets of players get to play the game and enjoy it, knowing they have to work for items but knowing they are obtainable. Nothing is more frustrating than having 4 days left of an event/case, doing the math, and realizing you aren’t going to earn that guy. Takes the umph out of the game, IMO.
    I’ve come to realize after two years of playing this game that a freemium player isn’t going to earn everything, fair enough. But these events have started to become more and more frustrating. Drop rates are not what they say they are, it’s almost like they are step behind. Uncommon is dropping at a Rare rate, Rare is dropping at a rate in between rare and extra rare….but TC says there isn’t a problem (eyes roll) lol.
    So while I understand I won’t earn everything, it’s getting to the point where the items i earn in these events have drastically changed from even a year a go.

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    • wildthornberry88

      Sometimes I like the way they let you get stuff out of order, but then you need to buy a deco for the questline so it defeats the point. I’ve not found the concierge thing too bad this time, but my drops haven’t been as bad as some people’s sound. It’s a shame there’s such a large discrepancy. As for premium questlines, I guess you get those via the timed challenges and quests that are unique to premium characters. It also just means there is more stuff freemium players they miss out on, if more unique quests are added, imo. I stopped doing the maths on things a while ago, drop rates are too random for me to maths accurately lol. I just try my best and get what I can.

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  3. I finally broke down and paid clams for three creates to get James Woods; in the last five days only one had dropped. No way to get Carl at this point; hope the next phase isn’t dependent on him. No aliens for the last six detectors and spray cans are a 50% drop. 24 bugs cleared with four dropping radiation. This is the worst luck I’ve had at any event so far.

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  4. I finally got James Woods unlocked this morning.
    Buggy aliens are only dropping bobble heads for me, which makes them unless since I will not complete Carl in time.

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  5. I had 2 items left to unlock James Woods and he suddenly disappared from my game. I though we still had time before case 1 closes?

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    • Few other players reporting the same. I’d already unlocked him so not seeing the issue but you’re not alone. Have you sent an in game message to TinyCo?

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  6. I’m considering planting crops in my hotel to get aliens to visit me because I’m not very appreciated by those creatures apparently πŸ˜› No, seriously, I’d rather gather blue plutonium than radiation. Bugs are selfish and don’t give me anything, and spacemen hate me and don’t pay me a visit 😦
    Anyway, talking about the new case feature (with its new deadlines), I’m truly convinced now that it is the worst thing they could have ever done to slower players. Carl will get locked, but still they will force us to the Phase 3 with only one character (Peter) to take care of poltergeist, aliens and whatever comes in the new phase. And if you have problems with James Wood even fewer chances of getting aliens since there will be less sources of EMF’s. How well are we supposed to do like that? This new sistem is like being in phase 6 all the time. We definitively didn’t need more deadlines.
    I’m truly disappointed with the event. I used not to make it to Phase 6, now I won’t make it to Phase 3. I’ll get content from week 1 only.

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    • wildthornberry88

      I understand the frustration. Hopefully they will have taken these kinds of issues into consideration and the next Case will not rely too heavily on stuff from Case 1. It’s definitely going to be a fun learning curve for everyone.

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  7. I have like 600 ectoplasm but the spacemen are hard to get by. Just got Woods yesterday. Bought lottery ticket building 5 min. ago. Still need 33 bobbleheads, 4 popcorn, 5 trivia questions and 7 lottery tickets for Carl. Really want him. But is it still possible?? Have like 10 clams left from.speeding up tasks just to give me a fighting chance.

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  8. Why don’t they allow multiple bug kills rather than 1 at a time, I’m still 40 odd bobble heads short plus still to get popcorn with 2 and a half days left, and I refuse to buy clams

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  9. As much as I love the idea of this year’s halloween event, I am seriously considering just skipping it and stop playing for a while as if the first week is so bloody difficult and frustrating, I cant imagine what’s to follow. One thing that kind of makes me feel better (as bad as it sounds) is reading here people are in exact same position as me.
    I got the first line in the concierge lounge, still so far away from getting carl, and only getting one spaceman per two days. I messaged tinyco in regards to this and I only got a hint that poltergeists like to hide in the library and one other room, and that spacemen are rare.
    I missed the 0 option on the spacemen you get per day poll, so instead I went for 1. I wish they made it a bit more easy, I would definitely play more.

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  10. Nice poll this event makes me want to sit on it. Do spacemen ever appear?

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  11. On an upside, the popcorn dropped really quickly from the building, placed it yesterday, collected twice and the popcorn had dropped and I had a fairly good bug day and now only need another 25 bug heads to complete Carl. Herbert is also freed up now to drop fly spray, I’m still fairly optimistic on completion albeit very tight!

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  12. If I’m lucky, I might get James woods… but I’m not lucky. 7 crates in 2 days means a perfect run will be 21 hours. If the drop rate becomes just 1 in 2, that’s 42 hours… 1 in 3 and I won’t get him. So far, my drop rate is 0 in 10. If any of the characters are used in the next case, I won’t be able to unlock anything, because they will assume everyone has all the characters when balancing the drop rates.

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  13. The drop rates for all Carl items suck. Mort hasnt dropped a spray can since his task got added. 12 EMF and 2 aliens so far. And Bruce and quagmire “uncommon” drops are 3 out of 20 tries. I messaged in game but never get a response. Tiny Co if you read this FIX IT! if not no one will play the rest of this event (or game) as it’s become frustrating and no longer fun

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  14. 72 hours without electricity fromt eh urricane and I’m soooo far behind that this whole even is gonna be a wash for me. Halloween is my favorite holiday and it’s gonna kill me not beiong able to keep up now. Between all the debris, missed work, tossed out food, other damage, and now this. yay.

    Thanks Matthew,

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  15. Hate the fact that I’m not going to get Carl. The trivia questions and the Alf dvds were easy but still looking to unlock the lottery ticket building (2 keys to short). Then I need to save up keys for the popcornbuilding and the one before that and I only have about 20 bobbleheads. I have just under 3 days left. So unlocking him will not happen. Still hoping for a miracle. What do you think is it still possible?

    I don’t like how late they introduced the phase 2 content it is a race aginst time and used so many clams (down to 10 had 68) to speed up tasks to at least give me a fighting chance. Meh I will walk away with James Woods I suppose (unlocked him this morning).

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  16. I’m having a very difficult time with Carl. I won’t be getting him due to extremely poor drop rates from the aliens and the giant insects. I get one or two small alien things or whatever they are, for Carl. Everything else I’m lucky I’m getting through Herbert, Quagmire, or Bruce. The items that are supposed in the catalog are impossible due to poorly dropped Cosmic Radiation. I’m not even sure where we even are in the event. It’s an event inside of an event and feels… complicated tremendously than it should be…

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    • I think a lot (most?) people are… the bug spray drops are hopeless. I’m now at 22/55 bobbleheads, with less than 3 days to go. I also have 1/4 ALF DVD’s that aren’t dropping, despite having just cleared 8 spacemen in a row (and the drop rates for spacemen seems to be too low too, considering the amount of time to get one EMF)

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  17. Just got in-game alert that Case 1 ends Oct. 14 and all characters — including Carl — would disappear. Like many, when I get an EMF reader, it doesn’t produce an alien so I am horribly behind with the second phase of the first case. I totally misread what has been posted here about cases: I thought they were more an end date so people who were stuck could move to the next phase and see new content in stead of never advancing through the event. I have been playing right along but the requirements for Carl were outrageous in one week’s time with the way they decided to present the materials. I am done with Carl and saving my keys for the next phase. I didn’t think this was the way these “cases” were supposed to be presented; I thought this was supposed to be something that would favor the players not turn the event into four deadlined mini-events. Incredibly disappointing.

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  18. No aliens….2 days running.

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  19. I’m doing really well so far, I’ve unlocked all of week 2 prizes, as well as the Little Green Man, and I’ve got 87 Skeleton Keys saved up for week 3. I’ve unlocked Sheriff Peter and James Woods, and only need 12 more Bobble Heads for Carl. The only area I’m having problems with is I haven’t been able to earn Iron Chains as I have Sheriff Peter and FBI Lois clearing Aliens, and Mort earning Bug Spray to clear Buggy Aliens to unlock Carl, but once I have Carl I’ll use him to clear Aliens so I can put Peter and Mort back to earning Iron Chains. I also have brought Condom Chris and Brian Stewie and they both really helped in the early days of Phase 1 (Condom Chris) and Phase 2 (Brian Stewie). So far I’m enjoying the event, but I so far I feel that this is my least favourite of the 3 Halloween events we’ve had.

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  20. 100% Freemium Player

    At 10 Am Eastern Time I was able to unlock Carl and won second weeks prize “The Something”( The Thing lol). At the moment I have 86 keys and Peter and Carl fighting Aliens. By the end of the week I should have at least 120 keys ready for 3rd week. This event is really difficult, I’m having the same issues like the others with the drops, Emf Readers and Aliens. Didn’t have enough Clams to buy Area 51 because I have used my free clams in the previous event on the Mystery Box, I was lucky to get Jillian from it, shes funny.
    I’m not sure should I take part in this Poll because I’m not a normal Player, I play 24/7 wakening up every 30 minutes at night plus this poll has flaws. There were days in this week where I didn’t get a single key, yesterday I have earned about 25. The same with Aliens, some days I’ve released 1 a day some days 5. I didn’t clear Poltergeist this week because I was using Peter for clearing Aliens.

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  21. Yep, slow acquisition of bug spray and EMF Readers along with poor efficiency of investigations with said readers is holding me back.

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  22. I’m doing really bad. I can release 1 alien per day if I’m lucky, so I can’t get keys. I’m still trying to get the second building from week 2. I should be able to unlock James Wood since I only need 2 crates and 5 pieces of candy, so hopefully that’ll help me with the alien thing. I’m finding this event kind of difficult and frustrating due to the system: maybe one character drops 1 item that maybe realeases entities that maybe drop stuff. Kind of slow. I’d like entities to be permanent like they used to be. I’m honestly not mad at things not dropping all the time since they add a little challenge, but having no source of drops (ie. aliens) it’s a different thing.
    I’m not sure about the case-deadline feature yet since we haven’t met the first one, but I’m inclined to think it’ll make things worse for freemium/slow players. If it unlocks everyhing related to the first stage that will mean freemium/slow players won’t unlock anything. At least with no deadlines you missed the last phase (or last 2 phases) but managed to unlock things in the first ones. Hopefully I’m wrong (also because if JW gets locked we can’t get past Part 2). I’ll wait before giving the final sentence to this feature.

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  23. No chance at getting Carl. My alien drops are horrible, 9-10 tried resulting at 1 alien, less than a week to get him, 55 alien bobble heads, only 1 drop at a time, 4 hours to get spray, only a couple of the same characters to get the spray and the spray doesn’t even drop every time. I don’t understand how the other free player says he’s almost got Carl. I even get up in middle of night to play and I’m no where near. This is ridiculous, perhaps I should just stop trying to get carl now. Kind of pointless. Especially with current drops. Shrugs.

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  24. TEN rooms investigated without a single spaceman in return.

    Unable to progress questline.

    TinyCo emailed accordingly thoug doubt it will make any difference.

    Case one done for me really.

    Nowhere near getting Carl now.

    Herbed not dropping enough and nowhere near getting the popcorn building.

    😞

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  25. This has been the easiest event maybe ever, should have Carl tomorrow at the latest and the Alien thee day after without spending a single clam.

    I do worry this is only because they removed the X-Files content and it may get harder as it goes, but so far so good.

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  26. Today I’m focusing Peter on killing poltergeist, so maybe I can get the last 3 crates for James Woods. It is silly to have that many bugs roaming around when you can only kill one at a time. Carl is unattainable for me with the time limit and I’m starting to not care about the buildings.

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  27. I’m enjoying this event so far. The problem is that i have hit the stage where i can’t exchange anything as i have one character that can clear poltergeists and aliens and he can’t do both at the same time and there is no option for exchanging just ectoplasm. It would have been easier if you could select things from the concierge as i have spent a lot of time getting to the items that drop things. I will hopefully unlock James Woods in time but i don’t think there’s enough time to unlock Carl now and I have been hoping he would be added for ages. I think Tinyco could do with spending some more time checking if it’s possible for freemium players to unlock everything because as Stefan said it is fun for the first few days but then it just becomes a struggle.

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  28. My stumbling block is the fly spray to get the bugs, I currently have 17/55, I am remaining positive though and I may spend a few clams depending on how near I am to completing Carl as the deadline approaches. I’m just collecting keys now for the last prize in week two, its a cute character. I am mainly exchanging for six keys at a time as this seems to build my total quicker.

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  29. Just wondering if anyone else out there can connect at the moment. I’ve been trying for an hour now. It’s currently 235am pacific. Thanks for any replies, as I’m hoping it’s not a me situation. Ha ha ha

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  30. I changed strategies this time and I collected a bunch of the keys by not advancing in the story line. I basically sent Peter on fighting the Poltergeists nonstop, sometimes even speeding up the tasks with clams. I did this because I knew that once I would get to the content of the second part of case 1, I would need a new material to get the skeleton keys. This helped me tremendously and I was able to buy all the buildings with the keys I had except for the last one, the one that drops the “popcorn”, I got that one today and I collected all 4 bags with two collections. Now my biggest issue are the “buggy aliens”, I am supposed to clear over 50 of them to get Carl before Friday, yet I can only collect a certain amount of bug spray every 4 hours and you can only kill one bug at the time.. seems pretty unrealistic to me, they should lower the number of those aliens needed.

    I like the event, but it is always the same trend, I do great the first two to three weeks and then it becomes almost impossible to unlock everything playing freemium… plus I really dislike this whole method of collect X to redeem for Y so that eventually you can get Z….

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    • You may have found the winning solution for getting buildings. Just like the Boomsday event I was a day late and all my accumulated bottles of water (had close to 300) became useless for exchanges, had to couple them with gasoline I think for an exchange. Now I have over 400 exoplasm I need to couple with cosmic radiation just to exchange while finding aliens has been near impossible and the bugs rarely drop the radiation! Why do the do this in the long events? It’s almost like you get penalized for checking in on the game constantly to restart tasks for exchanges. Maybe when a new exchange item is introduced they keep the prior one as an option but just up the price on the exchange instead of forcing to obtain 2 items at a reduced rate? Idk seems logical but what do I know?

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      • I agree with you, I really don’t like the way they are doing it. I can only assume that their strategy is to keep those players happy who invest money in clams and use the clams accordingly… Since they will advance no matter what and then eventually complain that there is nothing else to do until the next case opens. But they also need to realize that the “other” players would like to play and get stuff just as much.. I would even be happy if they lower the amount of the skeleton keys when you redeem just one material, let’s say you only get 3 keys instead of 6. But by the way they are doing it, you eventually get stuck and you can not advance any further and then you get frustrated and want to stop playing. There have been many events where I just wanted to stop and give up, but I guess I am too addicted plus I like Family Guy a lot, but I also have come to the conclusion that it’s just a game, if I get an item fine, if not oh well. I am really only freemium because I find all the premium characters and items way overpriced. I can buy a game for $40 and play the entire game and have a great time, here it seems that with every new event, they expect you to drop $20 or more. Not going to happen.

        Sorry that was my rant for the day…lol

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  31. Spend countless hours wasting Sheriff Peter killing poltergeist trying to he crates to finish James Woods and gathering tons of ectoplasm that I have no use for. So far I still only have 2 of the 7 I need.
    The drop rate of cosmic radiation from bugs is still quite low, only 2-3 times so far. I am getting no where acquiring the second round of the Halloween prizes from the catalog due to the slow rate of cosmic radiation accessible.
    Finally, the requirement of 55 bobble heads are excessive. My drop rate for spray bottles just don’t justify it since I had to dedicate Herb to acquire Lottery Tickets to complete a 12 hour mission.

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  32. Poll didn’t mention Cosmic Radiation, which I’m having terrible trouble collecting. I now have 575 Ectoplasm but only 16/18 Cosmic Radiation, and 8/19 Skeleton Keys needed for the next Prize in the Catalogue. I’m six prizes away from the building that “rarely” drops Popcorn for Carl, with three and a half days left of this case.

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    • Hi, we covered the ectoplasm & cosmic radiation with the front desk exchange question, that will give us information we need to feedback. The popcorn building is a 2hr collection and I had all the popcorn within a day. Good luck.

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  33. Finding aliens is a joke, my results are
    0
    0
    0
    0
    1
    0
    0
    0
    2
    0
    0
    0
    0
    0
    Never completing this phase or getting Carl in time. This game will never change!!!!

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    • Thanks for sharing your stats, we will be feeding poll information back to TinyCo.

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    • Here are my latest results
      0
      0
      0
      0
      0
      0
      0
      0
      0
      1
      0
      0
      0
      0
      0
      That’s right, 1-15. Bye bye Carl!

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    • Mine is very similar to this. Can’t understand how a few people on here are claiming it is ‘easy’. Well I can, they have spent clams on premium items or rushing, or they are extremely lucky with spacemen. No spacemen means no radiation means no prizes means no popcorn drops.

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      • I guess I got lucky with the spacemen initially, as I had 8 or 9 wandering around at one stage. I’m now down to my last 2 as I only got 1 out of 4 EMF.
        I wonder – do you guys have lots of poltergeists wandering around too? I usually have no more than 2. I went a little crazy a couple of days ago and now have 6… it was then that I noticed my spacemen drops went from 1 or 2 per EMF, to runs of 0.

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  34. on saturday i had a number of aliens roaming around the hotel and then, suddenly, they disappeared. anyone else notice something like this? i sent a message to tinyco, but have not yet gotten a response.

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    • I’ve not had any issues with aliens disappearing and no similar comments from other players, you’ve done right thing contacting TinyCo.

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  35. Hard to answer for some of it since for example I haven’t bothered trying to get chains/poltergeists since I finished the last tasks that needed poltergeists found or cleared. Same for ghosts since its so hard to get spacemen to clear for the radiation I haven’t used up the ectoplasm I got from the ghosts I cleared for last weeks 2 day task.

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  36. I would have liked to have been able to select more than one answer for some of the questions on the poll. My biggest problems with progressing forward in this game are always the same. You need to do “this” in order to unlock character “x”, but in order to do ” this”, you need character “x”. Also, in order to complete multiple tasks, there are an extremely limited amount of characters available (sometimes only one). i .e. Sheriff Peter. If Tinyco would change these two issues, gameplay would be much more enjoyable for everyone.

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    • Yeah, I hate that Peter is required for everything. Apparently Carl can clear spacemen, which is just so ridiculous as it will take forever (if at all) just to get him, and then likely we won’t even need them after this phase is over.

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  37. 9 EMF 1 alien. Such junk

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  38. I thought I was going to really like the cases until the content released Thursday was designated to be part of that first case. For someone really struggling for whatever the reason, at least they could scrap that case and get a new one and see new content. But this second phase has put what amounts to what I deem an unreasonable timer on this latest batch. I got six EMF Readers today out of nine tries (Joe, James Woods, building) and only two of them crafted into two spacemen. Perhaps having the “free” option to end the case once a case is designated to end in the way the end of the Star Trek event was handled (to move on to the next event) is a better way to handle. I am only through the top line of the concierge for the second phase so it is doubtful I will even get the last building needed for Carl’s items before the case ends. The cases are a great idea to provide relieve to the player and move past when you are stuck (I thought that’s the way they were explained on this site) but it shouldn’t be a forced timer which prohibits players from completing content.

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    • I’m in the same situation as you Kevin. I’ve got the top row of the concierge done, but there’s no way I’m gonna get Carl by the time the timer ends, especially if todays results continue. I got 7 or 8 out of 9 emf readers, but ZERO spaceman, pretty frustrating. Basically at a stand still because I can’t collect keys, although I have 400+ of the first item. I’m putting in the effort to progress, as far as setting the timer on my phone and collecting asap, but seeing no rewards for the work, SUCKS.

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  39. When you say “release” do you mean find in investigations or get rid of using Peter, etc?

    I have tons of ghosts, poltergeists and aliens wandering around, but obviously can’t clear many of them as I can only currently do so with Peter.

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  40. Two big problems for me:
    1) Only Sheriff Peter can fight Poltergeists and Aliens (freemium)
    2) I find Aliens, on average, at the rate of 1 alien per 4 EMF used.
    Pretty sure I’ll get James Woods (because I’m close enough to be willing to spend clams to get him), but getting Carl is extremely unlikely.

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  41. you should’ve listed hard for Aliens to appear. out of 9 EMF’s I used today I only got 3 Aliens

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  42. Can’t honestly answer this poll as there’s no choices for 0.

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