Hey there readers, well wasn’t that event a lot of fun and games, not!!! Yes, Wet Hot Quahog Summer saw us spend 4 weeks lost in glitches and in a camp overrun with bugs. In fact this event was a hybrid of a hot mess and a damp squib, and part of me thinks the less said the better, but hey that’s not what these posts are about, so let’s just get our feelings out there.
It all started with a little teaser and hint that we’d be getting a summer camp event that would tie in with the Wet Hot American Summer franchise. Not being American, summer camp isn’t something I know much about, summer holidays I get, yes, summer camps, no!!! But the blurb looked promising, new gameplay and such is always welcomed by us long term players. But in this event it came at a price, and a heavy one at that. Even now as the event just ended, some players including Bunny & Lotty just couldn’t get their games to load long enough to play. Yes this event suffered the worse glitching and issues of any event in recent months. Some players simply said goodbye to the event, and some to the game, but others, like me are gluttons for punishment and tried to battle to the end. And now that end is here it’s time to sit back and recover before Southern Frued Griffin hits our games.
Now I’m going be honest here, this event hit at the worst possible time for me and it was a struggle to be able to progress and get through things to get all the usual info up as quick as a flash. We did our best but you also all lined up besides us in battle and helped your fellow players with advice in the comments. I know the other FGQFS game sites are vanishing so you rely on us Addicts more than ever when events nose dive like this, so thanks to everyone who shared tips, advice or even a “I know how you feel” message to their fellow players. We appreciate it and I know they appreciate it as well.
Now admittedly I made a couple of premium purchases during the event, and that helped me a little, however not as much as it once would have. The game is getting tough for premium and freemium players. Losing freemium players may not have an impact on TinyCo, but surely they can’t afford to lose many more premium players and still keep the game going?
Anyway now I’ve got that off my chest, let’s take a more in-depth look at the event, and yes I will say this from the off, a lot of players got frustrated when things got tough very quickly and the event nose dived from there.
I also know some of you who updated to Version 1.50.5 and ended up locked out of the game completely.
A 4 week event that once again had a dreaded timed character, TinyCo know these timers are alienating players but they stick with having them, either someone at TinyCo loves timers or they want to annoy players. Really what more can we say on this that hasn’t been said a hundred times before.
I did enjoy having more achievable weekly challenges, that was until the last weeks dropped, and it gave many players like myself no chance of completion as it dropped when our Park Ranger was in downtime. Leaving us with only one way to succeed, defeating her at every level once she reappeared. Simply impossible, and that’s not what the definition of a challenge should be.
The Achievement Tasks were much more fun, but hey TinyCo, they were tough, just how high an achiever do you think I and others are. Try to keep it real!!!
Again I’d like mention TinyCo they need to remember the players who are completing events, there needs to be a reward, a little something for completing the final Main Questline, but again nothing!
Movie tie in, with a little Family Guy history. To be hones despite working very hard to unlock some of the characters, they were uninspiring. But maybe that’s just me! Liked fact they brought back a clam generator in the Panty Fort. Don’t forget to keep collecting from it even now the event is over, you’ve still a few more days clams to gather.
I liked the new gameplay idea it’s just a shame it didn’t work due to a large number of glitches, from missing visuals, to crashing and of course just being too difficult at times. Relying on random drops to upgrade Campers made things very difficult, especially in the crucial Phase 3 which included the timed character. The frustrations were plain to see in the comments and I think they were heightened due to the fact players could envision how fun this could have been if TinyCo had got it right first time. An opportunity missed,
No big complaints here, a good range characters were used.
What did I like, well we a few new freemium characters as opposed to just a whole lot of costumes but the freemium ones seem a bit bring by FGQFS standards. Didn’t like that they used a timer again.
TinyCo promised us some new gameplay and we got it with the Camp Wars, it just went wrong. The random nature of the drops for packages unwrapped and Pranking didn’t help. And surely TinyCo realised the time taken to unwrap packages was excessive!!
This has really gone downhill, and is increasing players frustrations. Standard responses or no responses seem to be the on,y thing happening as Support for this game seems to be on the decline. I hope we see improvements soon or else I’m beginning to wonder just ho long this game has to run.
It’s no mystery what my feelings on Mystery Boxes are, I’ve long despaired at the way TinyCo implements Mystery Boxes in events. And the 1st box released in this event was the type I dislike. However the 2nd was packed full of characters and costumes and a bit more tempting.
Park Ramger seemed possible at the lower levels and you could just chip away at her. But I’d like see the cool down timer start from the minute the Boss goes into it, not when you next access your game. As this means if he goes into cool down at say 11pm whilst you’re sleeping, instead of being ready to wake up when you do, his cool down timer doesn’t even start until you’ve gone back in the game. Silly!!!
No real issues arose in these apart from no completion reward.
Completely random drops on items for timed characters should be banned! But that’s nothing I’ve not said before.
So fellow addicts, that’s just some of my thoughts, and I want to stress they are just my thoughts, and I really feel meh when I need write a review like this as o want events to be fun, an escape for us.mi want to be saying that was fantastic fun, not lamenting a disaster.
But that’s my ramblings, now I want you to tell me your thoughts. But please try keep it PG, I know this will resemble a What the Deuce and I’m fine with that but don’t go too far to the something, something darkside. Tell us what you liked, didn’t like? What you’d like to see more of, what you’d like to see less off. Share with us everything and anything you think would improve FGQFS.
And just incase you can’t see the poll or find it jumps about when you’re trying answer, here’s the direct link:
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