What The Deuce?!

Happy Weekend Clammers!

Well we’ve all made it through another week and the weekend is here!

All week we field your comments about your frustrations in the game and we wanted to give you (and us) a way for you to voice your frustrations and get it all off of your chest.

So welcome to WHAT THE DEUCE?!

What the Deuce

Here’s your place to vent about anything and everything, Family Guy or not. Consider this your weekly bitch fest and get it all out with a good…WHAT THE DEUCE?! And start your weekend fresh! 🙂

Just be respectful of others & be mindful of the language while commenting. Censor yourselves so we don’t have to!!  

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Vents placed anywhere else on the site will find their way to the Trash instead. Keep in mind that this is the Addicts Site, not TinyCo’s… so respect that we do not have to field the abuse for them, but are just giving an outlet to vent frustrations for our Readers. Direct Abuse towards anyone in any shape or form however will not be allowed on the site… period.


Here’s mine for this week:

WHAT THE DEUCE… Ok, here goes on why I’ve no moans for this What The Deuce.  Being based in the UK I honestly feel this week I couldn’t complain about anything trivial or game related due to the terrible atrocity committed in Manchester this week. Watching events unfold on the News certainly put frustrations over drops and timed characters into perspective. So I’m taking a vow of silence from moaning for this What the Deuce, but that doesn’t mean you guys have to so I’m putting this post up for you.


Now it’s YOUR turn…give us your WHAT THE DEUCE?! moments!  Go on, get it off your chest…you’ll feel a lot better! 🙂

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42 responses to “What The Deuce?!

  1. One thing I want to complain about, is that these events are to short, meaning they don’t give you enough time to finish them. Especially with the drop rates which is stupid. I just started the future part of the event and there is one more day left I don’t think I should waste my time to even try. Hey tinyco if you’re going to do an event, please make it last longer. Thank you

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  2. Wax Monster X

    Hey Deucers,
    Anyone know what happened to the free daily clams from watching videos. Disappeared 3 days ago. What the deuce

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  3. Apinknightmare

    I didn’t see another area for this, so I’m not sure where to put it.
    Is anyone else having trouble with the ‘clam offers’ thing that pops up? I follow whatever directions are posted—download some app, open the app, complete the tutorial—whatever it says to do. None of these clams are showing up after I complete the task though. The standard watch 7 adds for 7 clams side still works. What do?

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    • RussianTigger

      Yes others have complained they aren’t being awarded clams, we can only advise you send TinyCo a message telling them the problems you’re having with the offers

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  4. 48 hours into Ted’s timer and currently at 0/24 on vests. Already not expecting to unlock him within the next 5 days.

    Today’s Daily Quest wants Bonnie to clip coupons for 12 hours, even though the event wants her for two separate tasks already. Peter and Chris have also been selected for my Daily Quest (Peter twice) during this event.

    These are issues that could be easily fixed, yet they keep happening during every event.

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    • 72 hours into Ted’s timer and I finally got my first drop of 3 vests. For comparison, in the same amount of time, I am at 6/10 on band posters. Gettysburgers was unlocked prior to beginning Ted’s 7-day timer.

      Doing a little math, if Gettysburgers drops 3 vests at a time, and 24 vests are needed to unlock Ted, then Gettysburgers needs to drop vests 8 times in 7 days. Gettysburgers drops every 6 hours, or 4 times a day. At best, the player has only 28 possible opportunities to obtain 8 rare drops.

      For posters, the player has the opportunity to obtain drops from both Musketeer Mike’s and Bonnie’s “shop for posters” task. Both drop every 4 hours, for a total of 16 chances per day to obtain a poster between the two, or 112 possible opportunities to obtain 10 rare drops.

      How does the necessity of 2 more drops work out to 84 more opportunities to obtain those drops? Something seems amiss with the game’s balancing.

      Also, today’s Daily Quest wants Peter to hide from Lois for 4 hours. That’s now the 3rd time during this event that Peter has been pulled for the daily.

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      • Nice maths! If I were you I’d just ignore the daily tasks if they conflict with event tasks…. no big loss in big picture. And they are all random based on your game- for example in my game peter hasn’t been used for one of these for probably weeks now. Best of luck!

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  5. I’ve never complained about drops until this event. I am 2 short of the required posters to get Ted.

    I had 7 days to get 10. The entire 7 days, I had bonnie and the building doing drops. I would say I was consistent enough to pull off 8-10 drops per day between the two of them. Really ticked off that despite having the full set of assets to pull off drops the entire 7days, I likely won’t land the character. That means the drop rates were so horrendous that I never had a chance to begin with. That’s just plain wrong. Like others, I sent an email. The drop rates improved but it’s too late. And I’m ticked off thinking about how much time I wasted in this event. It would be one thing if I got a building late. But I got hosed on two drops that were going the entire 7 days.

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    • I was exactly the same. 8 posters obtained during the full 7 days and every other building constructed using time capsules. All other collectibles completed for Ted but the one that was going the entire time could not be completed. Annoying.

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  6. I didn’t get Ted because it ended several hours before it said it would. Still have the get Ted icon in my bar. Bill stands alone.

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  7. Characters are way overpriced. £10 for one character with two animations who will be useless after the event? I know I can just ‘not buy them’ but I really want to collect them all, but if you buy every character at £10 each you’re going to be left bankrupt. If characters were instead 100 to 150 clams it would make me want to buy them all, and buy clam packs.

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  8. For the past seven days I’ve been trying to unlock Ted. Got all the items except for vests. Like so many others, I’ve set alarms for every 6 hours and with 8 hours left I still need 6. Obviously I won’t get him unless I spend clams to do so.

    I’m a day-one player who has put more $$ into this game than I care to admit. NEVER in the history of the game have I not unlocked a timed freemium character. In the past when TC was made aware of poor drop rates they adjusted them. But for some reason, not this time — despite this being a major event-related character. After several conversations, the best I could get from them is “I’ll pass your concerns along to the team.”

    I’m done.

    Thanks so much Addicts and Co. for all your hard work and help the past two-plus years. Best of luck to those still trying. Peace!!

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    • RussianTigger

      All the best, and thanks for sharing why you’ve decided to give up on the game. TinyCo should have acted on the Vests, it was obvious they were an issue from early on.

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      • I’m sorry, but I have to disagree. I got all the Vests I needed in plenty of time. Wyld Stallions posters have been my struggle, but I finally got enough with a more than a day to spare.
        This is the problem with random drops. There’s no guarantee you’ll EVER get enough in a limited time event. It’s one thing to have it in the regular quest system where you have as much time as you need to unlock a character (unless you need that character for an event and don’t have it – I was really worried that since I didn’t have Stewie yet I wouldn’t be able to finish yet another event). but for limited time events this random drop stuff needs to go.
        TinyCo: you need to rethink Stuff collection for the events. Do it some other way. Heck, you can just have a quest line to do it – send a bunch of characters on tasks. That would be funnier anyway.

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        • RussianTigger

          Hi, I was referring only to the Vests in my response as its that item that has been the issue for Jess and made them finally decide to stop playing. I highlighted both Vest & Poster drops in my support ticket to TinyCo. I’ve no issue with drops taking time, I’ll plod away, but you don’t have that option with these 7 day timers unfortunately. Players have complained from the start about them, but if this event follows the structure of previous there’s a very good chance another character will be timed come the next Phase.

          Stewie is unfortunately rarely used in events for the reason you mention, he’s unlocked to late on in the districts of the game. Stewie & Brian should have been earlier unlocks in order they could be used more.

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  9. I’m actually, loving this event, once I figured out what to do. They make it seem like a challenge but it’s really not, just seems and looks that way. I was able to unlock Ted, it did take 7-days. (I think patience is key for this game. Those without patience can spend their clams).

    I hope future events take you to a different screen, rather than me having to keep clearing space in my Qauhog city. As I like this concept.

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  10. I unlocked all the buildings before getting the timer, 4 days passed and i have 6 vests. YES. 6. AND I have been collecting regularly. sometimes an hour late but that’s it. I either unlock him or i’m done for the rest of the event.

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  11. So I unlocked the building that brought Ted ‘Theodore’ Logan into the game and started his 7 day timer. Now that same building drops Wyld Stallyn posters. I have managed to compete tasks to get capsules to restore all other buildings and get all other items yet I still have only 8 posters for Ted.

    Bonnie got me that last one today and now I have just under 4 hours left so no time to get the rest unless I clam rush it but what’s the point when the drop rate is so shockingly poor. Plus you have to spend a lot of clams if you want Bill S. Preston as well.

    I like the idea of the different smaller playing areas that the time travel has allowed but the unlocking of the main characters, for this event, is abysmal.

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  12. The vest drops were pretty good to start, but the last 3-4 days they’ve been atrocious! Not a single drop for 8 collects in a row! I have 8 hours left to unlock Ted and need 6 vests. That means I HAVE to spend clams to get him. I will, but since he’s supposed to be freemium and I play very often, this is super frustrating. But of course, this is after all a game and it is banale to complain about such things when you see the true tragedies that are happening in the world today.

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  13. Prayers and thoughts for all the families in Manchester…horrible…my boss was an investment banker on Wall Street in 2001, he was about a block and a half away when the North Tower fell, he was one of those people running into a parking garage and diving under a car…after prodding from his wife and some balancing of life goals, he accepted the position of managing our little specialty chemical company in upstate NY…he was a lucky one…

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  14. Band poster drop rates are ridiculously slow/ non-existent. I’ve never known an event drop rate so sparse. Fingers crossed for the next couple of days, otherwise it’ll be pointless sans Ted…

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  15. 3 days remaining and I still need 9 Wyld Stallions Posters
    I’ve been collecting from Musketeer Mike’s and sending Bonnie to Shop for Posters every 4 hours since I built the building.
    The rare drops are impossible for free-to-play’s players if you add the time (even without the time).
    The event would not be bad (even funny) but by these situations that make it completely frustrating and invite the player to give up.
    For the sake of the game you should correct this type of “random drop” because it becomes very heavy in these situations of “rare”

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  16. The horrible drop rates for the vests gave me 2 vests in 4 days by loading into the game every 4 hours..

    Needless to say I missed out on Ted – wasn’t paying out 544 clams for him.

    On a ******* timed MAIN charachter for the event, the drops should be always..

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  17. 2 Days 18 hours remaining and I still need 5 Wyld Stallions Posters. I’ve been collecting from Musketeer Mike’s and sending Bonnie to Shop for Posters every 4 hours (minus sleep times) since I built the building.

    If I don’t get Ted I quit. I’m serious. I’ve only been playing a couple of months and these stupid random drop things are just too frustrating. I just finally got Anime Peter the other day so I can unlock Tricia Takanawa (I lost count on how many times I sent Dr, Hartman on that six hour task to get an eyeball), but Peter is tied up Fighting off Redcoats until the end of this event (or longer since it’s been back to back events since I got to the point in the game where I could DO events) so I can’t do those tasks…

    It’s a good thing the only reason I started playing this game was to get a preview of TinyCo style of game play so that when Futurama Worlds of Tomorrow finally comes out I wouldn’t be going in blind.

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    • Ok, I’m down to 3 now with 2 days 8 hours left. Maybe I’ll make it. Maybe. But this random drop stuff needs to go.

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      • Well I guess I have to keep playing. I got my posters with a little over a day to spare. Who knows: I might even eventually spend some money on this game. I said for over a year that I would never spend any money on my secondary Tapped Out game but I finally broke down and did. Now if I can just keep that promise on my tertiary Tapped Out game…

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  18. The Manchester attack was terrible, the fact that kids died is devastating to hear. I would go into this with my opinion of this whole thing but that’s politics and this is not the place to talk about it. Secondly, I hate these kind of people: “All of my decorations go into the inventory ” Why? Why are you taking this game that seriously? This is a mobile game about Family Guy. I’m sure there’s some decorations that you like but It doesn’t drop anything so It’s useless. Like I don’t get it. You complain about having too many coins but then if something doesn’t drop coins you don’t need it? WHAT? Most people don’t even have roads. That just sucks the fun out of the game. It’s a game where you design your own town Quahog and collect different characters. A lot of people take this game too seriously. And I’m not talking about complaining because that’s how the game gets better, but trying too hard in a fun little video game like this. Had to get this off my mind

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    • I second the opinion of not discussing the horrors of the real world in this forum. I play games like this and participate in the forums to distract myself from thinking about stuff like that so I don’t collapse into complete despair.

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  19. The game is crashing even more now with this second update since the new event started. I don’t even have time to message in game before it shuts down. In years of playing this game never had crashing issues on iOS until this event started. Can you share this with TinyCo please?? Thanks!!

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    • RussianTigger

      You can also email them at help@tinyco.com just remember attach a screenshot of your loading screen showing the digits and letters so they can identify your game

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    • The same has been happening to me. Ever since this event started, the game has been freezing up on me seconds after logging in. Even after the updates, the game is still unplayable for me. I decided to forgo this event, and I have to admit it’s nice having a break. I’ve never had such an issue before with the game, but I hope I can actually play the next event. I’m on iPhone 6 with the latest iOS version installed.

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  20. Vests, only bloody vests are the issue. I have everything else, but the drops for vests are ridiculous. I have under 12 hours to go for Ted and the buyout is currently 240 clams – a ridiculous cost for any unlockable character. TinyCo support have been unhelpful as always.

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    • Also, it’s quite silly that the second building unlocked has the longest drops of anything alse

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      • Darth Maleval

        The timer is about expired and i have 9 out of 24 vests. That is one drop when i unocked building then only 2 more for the rest of the week. TinyCo told me the drops were normal in my game.
        So now I can’t unlock one of the characters the event is named for. Dumbest thing ever. What is the purpose of timed characters….terrible idea.

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        • Exactly. Timed characters aren’t even slightly fun. They are literally just a way for people to spend clams rushing to get them. They tell us the “drops are normal” because they actually *intend* for people to be short-changed on the drops so we spend clams.

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  21. Leather vests drops and the incident at times square. Nuff said

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  22. Not really a WTD, but I just found this image, and thought it appropriate for the current event! 🙂
    https://i.chzbgr.com/full/6236637696/h5234E934/

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  23. What happened in manchester was horrible 😢 I get you, I might not live in the UK but I live close enough to get it (the coast area of the netherlands)
    I actually don’t have a what the deuce since the things that bother me don’t bother me enough to rant about, maybe the glitches but the do not seem game breaking, maybe it could have been the leather vests but they suddenly started dropping really well.

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