Trench Coat Blues? Unlocking Rufus Poll

Hey there Addicts, as much as I can now Time Travel, I still can’t predict what’s going to happen in this crazy game we all play but I admit I immediately took a sharp intake of breath when I saw what was needed to collect the 22 Trench Coats needed to unlock Rufus. Anyway I was wondering how  players are getting on collecting those Trench coats so I thought I’d throw up a quick poll to see just how everyone is doing.

Now also pay close attention to his unlock costs, as if the only thing you need is Trench Coats you will see that although they are 28 clans each to buy, the total buyout cost of Rufus is cheaper. I need 3 Trench Coats which should mean it’s 84 clams to buy out Rufus, 3 x 28 = 84. However his total unlock cost only shows as 30 clams, so if you do need to use clams to finish up, ma&ke sure you buy him out in full, and DON’T buy the Trench Coats individually!!!

Anyway on to the poll and unlike most things in FGQFS, this is a nice easy poll, it’s just one question and you’ll see the results immediately as the poll gets completed by your fellow addicts.

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73 responses to “Trench Coat Blues? Unlocking Rufus Poll

  1. So the event should be ending now or very soon. I’m just looking at my items pile in the general store… I’d say the drops weren’t scaled too well with the crafting timers. Even while slowing my gathering pace I still finish with 92 tea bags, 452 plague rats, 255 feathers and 69 jet packs. Hard to craft past week items when we had to spend the new week waiting on the new craft item timer.

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  2. Well it looks like I’m gonna have to spend clams if I want Rufus. So I’ll buy him like 10 minutes before the event ends….. And then tiny co will put out a message that they are extending the event! Has happened to me twice already.

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  3. Down to 2 needed with one attempt left later today.

    One thing I did notice for those (possibly including me) who need to spend clams to complete him. The Coats are listed at 28 clams each to buy but if you go the the yellow buy out padlock it only charges 10 per missing Coat.

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  4. I had 1 trenchcoat left and just bought Rufus for 10 clams. As a freemium player I found it quite easy to get trenchcoats as I started this week right on time, and got 100% drops from Joe. Besides the poor drops for Ted, they’ve all been pretty darn amazing. I just finished the main questline (as of 10 minutes ago). Sadly I won’t get the weekly challenge… I should end up at around 49/60 though. With an extra 1-2 days I would have it in the bag.

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    • I got Rufus with 7 hours to spare. I was down to only needing 2 coats though so was willing to buy if I missed.
      I’m not even close to 60 achievements for the van with only 42 complete. I don’t care though.

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  5. I am not even close, as I have not started Part 4 at all. Nevertheless, I am happy as I just unlocked Tehuantl today, just 12 hours before expiry of event.

    Overall, I am quite satisfied with this event, 2 costumes, Peter and Brian, and 2 new characters, Ted and Tehuantl! Personally liking the ‘new gameplay’ of crossing across different locations. At first it seems weird, but used to it over time. Another great feature introduced is having ‘achievements’, which reward you with capsules, and a weekly prize. I find it motivating.

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  6. Didn’t make it to Phase 4 until last night so it ain’t gonna happen. Just called it early on this event.

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  7. Rufus is in my game!! Got lucky on a few shots and hit 3 instead of 2, which made me feel better after missing completely once! The tip regarding the scoring areas for hitting the rifts was key!! Thanks for that! Basically freemium, only used a couple of clams to rush an occasional task for some of the other drops for Rufus and Joe. I opted to get the stadium first out of sequence since I thought uncommon would take longer. Not sure if it was the right play as it delayed questline progression but Rufus was the priority! So, if you are still struggling, keep at it… station!

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  8. Random misfire

    Excellent event. Despite the glitches, all the freemium items were attainable. Except for Rufus. There is a flaw in the math for achieving the required amount of fusion fuel. I have more jet packs than I will ever need, but cannot covert them fast enough due to the 3 hour timer. The highest amount of trench coats I can hope for is 18. Combine that with the lack of clam videos and the answer is no Rufus. 1 more day (or 2) would solve the problem. If we actually had a full week to complete this part of the event, I believe most people that play regularly would be able to complete this part of the event.

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  9. will not get Rufus, but did well on everything else, I do want to compliment Tinyco on the improvements to the game. with six different areas of play, it has made me work harder to complete the available actions, but that said, the last area “Time Rifts” is still too difficult to manage, maybe some changes there.
    but, THANK YOU TINYCO!!!!!!

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  10. And the game appears to be inaccessible again (at least to me on iOS)

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  11. I don’t have Stewie so I can’t get Jet Packs to make nuclear fuel. I also can’t unlock Joe to do the task since, once again, I don’t have Stewie.
    Requiring Stewie for the final act of this event was a really, really bad decision on the part of TinyCo.

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  12. I don’t know if anyone else noticed, but the “Purchase” price per Trench Coat is 28 Clams. So, for myself, who needs 10 more Trench Coats, I was expecting Rufus’ purchase price to be 280 Clams. Which I would not pay for a limited use character.

    But I accidentally clicked on the Unlock icon and…surprise, Rufus’ purchase price is listed as 119 Clams. (I still need one more Guitar, which is 18 Clams.) So, I’m thinking that Rufus’ unlock price may be based on 10 Clams/Trench Coat. Which would make purchasing Rufus a much more palatable idea if I can bring it down below 100 Clams.

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  13. Even though each trench coat costs 28 clams, the cost of unlocking Rufus on Wednesday will be around 100 clams, so if you got the Estate Fountain it’s sorta like getting him for free…

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  14. I somehow got 4 on my latest attempt. I opened it and saw a pile up so quickly fired away. That helped and now sitting at 15 with one shot available and timers stacked. I’m feeling positive now… as long as I don’t blow it.

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  15. I’ve been been able to get a max of three time rifts with one shot on a number of occasions. It just takes a lot of patience. I figure if it takes 12 hours to craft one shot, it’s worth an additional 5 minutes or so to get three coats instead of one. Even so, I only have 16 coats. Need to get 6 more. And I need three more guitars. Even if I have to throw in a few clams, I’m gonna get Rufus.

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  16. 1 day to go and 16 coats left to get… doubt its gonna happen for me.
    doesnt help i go away tomorrow and i doubt the hotel has free wifi so even if they extend the event im out of luck.

    making the craft time for Fusion Fuel a 3hr task was a snide move on TinyCo’s part. it should have been 2hr at the most given it currently takes 12hrs for a single crack at the time rifts where u can earn 2 coats, maybe 3 if ur really lucky. i think someone worked it out on another topic saying best case scenario was 5.5 days to collect them all when Phase 4 only had 6 days before it ended.

    Looks like once again TinyCo is pushing freemium players to the wayside in favour of ppl spending clams to rush tasks or buy characters outright

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  17. Anyone noticed that the clam cost for buying Rufus seems to have come down?
    I currently need 10 coats ( at 28 clams each that’s 280 clams) and 5 guitars ( at 18 clams that 90 clams) which should cost me 370 clams, but if I click on the golden padlock icon it’s telling me that I can unlock Rufus now for 192 clams? It’s still a lot but hopefully by the time the event is over I may have finished collecting guitars and a few more coats means I might be able to complete Rufus for a reasonable price?

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  18. It now seems that when Stewie clears a JetPack Kid he generates 1 fusion fuel. Also JetPack Joe has a 10-hour task that generates 1 fuel too! This is probably too little too late. (Total amount of clams to unlock Rufus is much less than buying individual items). I still won’t get Rufus without clams though!

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  19. 13 left on 6.12… and yet I have hope… hahaha

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  20. i’m still working on ted. don’t think i will get him tho. a little over a day left and i still have 4 posters and only have 6 of the vests. ugh

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  21. If they extend the event so this week has the full 7 days to make up for the late start then it may be ok for people.
    Or compensate by making the drops more generous somehow. As it stands it feels a bit broken to me with no attempt to fix. It.

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  22. There is some strange maths at work in obtaining Rufus, I have 14 trench coats left to complete him and each trench coat cost 28 clams, so 392 clams to buy the trench coats, but to complete him only costs 140 clams

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  23. Worst event ever. Takes far to long to craft anything. And then get one trenchcoat per firing for four thingamabobs (12 hour crafting). Ridiculous!

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    • You can get multiple trenchcoats per firing by hitting multiple targets. I think it’s possible (though extremely difficult) to get 4. I got 3 with some effort. Getting 2 is pretty easy.

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    • You shouldn’t ever be getting less than 2 trenchcoats. 2 is easy with a little patience. I got 3 once but it’s extremely difficult

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  24. The buyout for only trench coats using the gold unlock is 10 clams each. Much cheaper than the 28 clams through the trench coat icon. FYI If you can get close he is reasonable to buy out.

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  25. I’m at 11 just watching the slow passage of 3 hours repeatedly. The timers in the General Store have been too long throughout imo, but this last (short) week is the worst. They could have at least dropped the times for previous weeks when the new one started. I have sooo many of the items for the GS but no time to fit them in when running the fuel nonstop. I have kept pace for the most part but there has been little “casual” in the play.

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  26. If (big if) I can get three jackets (which I have done once so far) on each of my next four rounds (which is all I can fully craft between now and Wednesday) AND Joe produces every time I collect between now and Wednesday to give me one more round, I can get the thirteen I need.
    Ouch …

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    • Good luck, remember let us know how you get on at the end

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      • I only got three once of four times, and am at 18. I have one more guaranteed collection in the AM, so unless I can get four I will be short. One more day, heck a few more hours, would make a huge difference.

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  27. I got really lucky this event. My game I guess glitched and after the first phase all of my buildings were unlocked for the other phases. That said Rufus is still going to be hard to unlock.

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  28. Absolutely no chance of unlocking Rufus in the time available. I give up!

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  29. just got my 11th trench coat and have Joe on 10 hr task too. Might have 19 by tuesday morning – really tough to line up three. only need 4 more guitars so that should be easy enough. would be nice if tiny coin creased the trench coat drops to 2 per hit or dropped the time to make fuel cells

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    • I know it was probably an autocorrect issue, but “tiny coin” seemed a bit on-the-nose. I will be using that from now on…

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  30. I need 13 more coats. I actually have everything else. I refuse to spend 30 clams a coat. That is insane.

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  31. johnnyicemaker

    What Trench Coats? Still working on unlocking Leonardo DaVinci…

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    • RussianTigger

      Forget I even mentioned it.

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      • johnnyicemaker

        Just wanted to let people know that some of us are soooo far behind in this event that your last two weeks of posts have little to no value for us laggers. I love that you are staying on top of the game, keep up the good work, but I have just about given up on the game and know before a 1-month long event even starts that I will only see about 2-weeks of it in my game… Bummed that I won’t be able to get Rufus, but I didn’t get Ted either, so my expectations are pretty low about the game now.

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      • We still LOVE you! I was very interested also. I know we complain, raising my✋, but let’s very real. Lots of time the only ones of us that can actually complete most of these challenges are those of us that have insomnia and don’t have to go to work. I feel bad for our fellow addicts. As I’ve said before, I don’t blame Tinyco. It’s a business. If I invented a game, I’d want to make money also. If everyone of us never bought clams, they wouldn’t be able to do it. So even when I complain, in I’m very aware that Tinyco is probably doing their best. They gotta pay the bills too.
        But these dang drops….
        Hee hee

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  32. This was always going to be an issue when TinyCo started the event late. When this happens, we always pay the price in the long run and this is no exception.

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  33. i just got to phase 4 today but I still cant believe they waited to offer rufus at the end. What a setup that was! I will never have the great george carlin in my game and that makes me mad…

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  34. Need 8 more coats. Everything else was finished yesterday.

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  35. I’ve liked this event overall, but this last week is just a disappointment. The idea of needing 4 fusion fuel at 12 hour creation is just ludicrous. I’m all fine with a challenge, but this just unnecessary. We need this fuel to get coats, but also to advance in the quest line. I’m stuck now on step 6 which has me complete the task to heal the rift three times. Of course to get to that point I had to already do it once and then twice, and who knows what might be part of step 7. just with Stewie clearing Jet Kids, I’ve got a load of jet packs, but no time to convert them. TinyCo needed the conversion time to be lower (1 hour) or less needed to play the game.

    I feel that TinyCo’s timelines are too ambitious sometimes, especially seeming to be based upon everything happening without a glitch so people are not caught stuck with crashes, or waiting for the update in their app stores. With this last week a full day and a half short also (open on Friday morning but ends Wednesday afternoon) it’s tough. It would be great if on these multi-week events, TinyCo were to build in (and give us, or extend to us in the last week) a few extra days to close things up. Build in some slack to allow for programming errors, and the fact that if you are late one week, it can throw your ability to get the next week completed off of schedule.

    I’m trying to get Jetpack Joe, but he’s going to not help me one bit because I already have an embarrassment of riches in terms of jet packs that I could never convert before the deadline already.

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    • All very good points. Jetpack Joe does gave a 10hr task with a Common drop of 1 Fusion Fuel, it’s not much of a help I know but it’s something at least

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  36. I’m not even close to Rufus either but i just dont understand all of the complaints with this ” game” , we get to play and spend time but when its time to check out nobody wants to pay for their groceries, or is Tiny Co a non profit?

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    • If it loses all its players it will be, lol. But I know what you mean, they need to make money. But I think it’s the blurring of what’s freemium and what’s premium that’s causing a lot of the complaints. That and timers….

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  37. I have 3. I could get maybe 3 more today. Everything else is almost done. But there is no way possible. With it taking 12 hours of crafting to make enough for one fire. I don’t see how it was ever possible in the 6 or 7 days we got.

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  38. I won’t get to part four before the event ends.

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  39. Not even sure how this is ever going to be possible. Need 3 more 80’s sunglasses, need 14 coats, need 6 guitars, and 1 more phone headset. The coats and the guitars are going to be the worse. The general store is killing me. I have enough supplies for 3+ games, but the rate at which they are processed is terrible. Event was FANTASTIC up to week 1. Even putting in the time doesn’t look like I’m going to get Rufus.

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  40. 100% for 11-12! I’m sorry but they set this up for us to spend money. We love a challenge, but whoa!

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