The Hauntening Weekly Challenge – Week 2 – Extraterrestrial Exterminator

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Look out as something wicked this way comes, but what, but what?  It’s the  Weekly Challenge!  Yes week 2’s challenge is hurtling upon us….. Help!!!

As always these aren’t called a challenge for nothing, they can be extremely difficult to complete, especially for freemium players. Many see these as extra fun for premium players but that doesn’t mean a freemium player can’t do it, it just depends where you are in the game and sometimes a lucky guess at what items to stockpile whilst you wait for the challenge to drop. The prizes to date have always been decorations, with the odd building as a Grand Prize, so I wouldn’t advocate spending clams on these, but as always the choice is yours.

Anyway this week’s challenge, if you should choose to accept it, seems not too difficult after everything I said above, it should work in tandem with what a lot of us will be doing right now, clearing spacemen, if you manage to complete it you will be rewarded The Something. another creepy hybrid decoration.


What do you need to do to complete it, well here’s the deal, you will need to complete the Extraterrestrial Exterminator  task which consists of:

Peter  Starts

Check out the prize
Clear 7 Spacemen


So there you have it the second of this events weekly challenges. If you need help on expelling ghosts you will find details in this post.


Good luck and let us know in the comments if you completed the challenge.


28 responses to “The Hauntening Weekly Challenge – Week 2 – Extraterrestrial Exterminator

  1. Got it done with 18 hours spare, using 1 clam each for Joe & James when <45 mins meant a possible 8 readers per day from them. Get the frustration tho, I had 0 from 7 tries at one point


  2. Drop rates are too low, it takes too long to clear poltergeists and aliens. Carl? Pouhahaha! Only for paying custommers.


    • Keep in mind that Events will be full of easier and harder to obtain items. You may not get them all, so it is up to you to decided where to focus depending on what time you have to spend on the game. I know it is difficult for those that want it all, but this game is more set up to be a constant challenge. I always suggest to just try, set small goals, and see where you end up at and with what.


  3. well i wasforced to buy EMF detectors… lets see how many actually drop…(sigh)


  4. first investigation yielded an alien, and that was 4 days ago.
    countless emfs used since then, at least 16 now, and not another alien. i have only gotten the first building from the second page of the concierge’s halloween prize catalog, and i still don’t have james woods 😦 worst event ever!


  5. How many keys will the alien on page two cost?


  6. Just used 4 emf not one spaceman drop sounds easy but when the items wont drop it just becomes frustrating


    • Yes compared other event challenges these should be achievable but drops are making them more difficult than they are, I just got 0 Spacemen from 5 EMF Readers – ouch


  7. I am now ZERO for TWELVE on alien drops and am in danger of slamming my new iPad on a counter the next time I see Investigation Failed. This is ludicrous. In game messaged TC, no response. I’d rather have it crashing than continually flipping me the bird.

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    • Just had a run of fails myself


    • I feel the same as you!! But save your fancy new tech and go to the WTD page and vent it out instead! It saves me from throwing my phone across the room when I see that big X of failed to find an alien, which is 85 to 90% of my investigations. And remember you are not alone! (Lol this was supposed to be an X-files themed event)


    • I’m really quite surprised… the most I’ve gone is 2 failed investigations in a row. I have lots of the guys walking around, with the slowest part being the task for Peter (and only Peter) to clear them


  8. I have three characters on EMF duty full-time, and on the rare occasion that one drops I only get an alien 1 out of 4 searches. I hope my luck changes tomorrow.

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  9. Depends how the spacemen rate goes. If they up the chance of getting them from investigations it shouldn’t be too bad, but if they stay at the current use a half dozen emf detectors to get one alien rate then not a chance of clearing 7 in time.


  10. It sounded easy until I was 0 for 3 releasing spacemen. Back to another six hour wait to get more chances. This will be tight at this rate


  11. I guess tinyco does not care drop rates of aliens still horrible 5 emfs 1 alien probably will not get this prize


  12. Seems easy


  13. With the deplorable drop rates this challenge is easy…pass!


  14. Phew! This one will be easy, just like the first one. I’ve already cleared 1 (quest dropped just beforehand) and have 6 aliens wandering around already.


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