Mobster Event Week 1: What Grinds Your Gears?

Welcome to our – ‘What Really Grinds Your Gears?’ post – come and share ‘What Really Grinds Your Gears’ with the FG: Tips team!

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Lots of events and content updates have been bombarding us all lately, so there must be something that has ground your gears to dust at some point!

The Mobster Event update has been live for a few days now, has there been anything in particular that has almost made you tap that uninstall button?!

We would really like to hear what was grinding your gears – Whatever it is, we would love to hear what has been grinding your gears in the last week!

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79 thoughts on “Mobster Event Week 1: What Grinds Your Gears?”

  1. Playing a game in beta mode can be fun, but the constant timed events in Beta mode are making me give up on the game.

    As for this event. the release of the golden buss that disapears before you can click on it. After that was fixed I used up 3 hours of collecting to attack it three times with no drops.

    Even though it is a small straw, for my sanity sake I am stopping on this event. See you all in July.

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  2. I unwittingly played the game on the bluestacks install on my work pc on Thursday and as a result have not been able to play at all since on my apple devices. Can tinyco please make updates optional until all platforms are ready!!

    Although it will teach me for playing at work and by the sounds of all the crashing it doesn’t seem like I am missing much!

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  3. I don’t know if it’s been mentioned, but now Goldman’s Pharmacy drops Dog food as well as Mort’s task. It also seems to drop more frequently now.
    Makes getting the final six bags a lot easier.

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  4. How the heck can players have over 33,000!!! I am playing pretty regularly and haven’t reached 2,500 yet! I am on the last stage of Consuela’s warehouse. Mort needs to get 6 bags of dog food, with his drop rate that will take forever!!

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    1. Probably using the Hedge cheat. Hedges were giving fedora’s before TinyCo figured it out. Make sure you message them and request that the people that did that get banned.

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      1. That was not a cheat. Events have always included ways to convert event currency (cookies) to event experience. There is no reason why such players should be banned. Do you think those who have used clams should be banned?

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  5. The wharehouse wars are driving me crazy. It crashes every time I send 5 goons in. It takes my goons and doesn’t complete the mission. The last time, I thought it was a fluke so I spent the 24 clams for a new set of goons. Crashed again and took the goons. Well, there was money well spent.

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    1. only thing, I am at 0 cookies, but my mod status is where it was

      any word if the android bugs will make them increase the time frame?

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  6. Just emailed Tinyco, because I have basically lost 40 clams 😦 I speeded up getting 5 goons to clear the piñata on level 3 of the Counsella safehouse and my game just reset back to my Google Nexus 7 home screen. So I restarted and found all my goons gone, and the piñata still locked. So I stupidly tried it again 20 clams – 5 goons, and crash again when they start to hit the piñata. Again restart lost all goons. Now THAT really grind my gears enough to drop an email to Tinyco, which I have never done before. They really need to get that one sorted!!

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  7. I worked so hard to reach 6,500 on the leaderboard before I went to sleep and I woke up at 23,000!
    I blame this on the lack of item drop’s (Dog Food + Tacos) and not being able to complete the missions!

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  8. 1. Games crashes during Warehouse Wars and all progress, including Goons are wiped out.
    2. Mort Dog Food drops appear to be Epic, not Uncommon.
    3. Mort can only earn Dog Food when the chihuahua mission is active.
    4. The Dog Food reward disappears once you get the minimum bags for the chihuahuas.
    5. Having 2 Shady RVs is a ripoff because it still takes 30 minutes per Goon, and you’re only allowed a maximum of 6 into your town.
    6. The top 2,500 players have ridiculous amounts of points (CHEATERS) and TinyCo does nothing about them. I mean, the number one player has over 33,000 points!

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    1. 1. … yikes. I hope everyone isn’t experiencing this! O_O
      2-5. Yep. Agreed. Hope it’s all fixed as it’s currently messing up games.
      6. As a LOT of non-cheaters have been flagged as cheaters anyway and been kicked off the leaderboards, I just assume that the top 10 are all high end premium. Lots of premium players have a base allowance of $100 per month with that often doubling or tripping during an event (more common than you think). The ones like that who play casual usually do about as well as a good freemium player. Those who spend more or play more are about the same as a hardcore freemium player. Then there are those that play like hardcore freemium but spend like high end premium. Those players are in a class all their own.

      When I use to be in a fan group on facebook, I knew 2 people in passing (out of a very large group) who had obscene family guy game budgets because they had to have everything (ie completionists). Keep in mind that their budget was for every character, building, decor piece, mystery box prize (including dealing with all those repeates), upgrade, tier prize, and everything else possible (regardless of its use) plus a hefty budget for fast forwarding actions and instant unlocking things without collecting items and such and you have someone that spends more on their game than most of us would spend on a nice car! Plus, they played as much as I did and I get grand prizes during events just from hard work! Knowing how they work, I know that they will shell out crates on top of crates of clams for everything on top of that top prize, so the gold house might as well be a prize for people who spent the most money during this event.

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    2. I always criticise the game when necessary but I think you’re being a bit unfair here with points 2-5.
      The dog food feels uncommon for me, maybe your game’s just unlucky, and dog food has no other use so it wouldn’t make sense to earn it when the chihuahuas aren’t there.
      2 shady RV’s isn’t a rip off as you need 5 goons at once when you get far enough in consuela’s safehouse and you can’t do that with just one. Also if you play often enough it’s easy to pay back the cost of the second RV and earn more.
      However I do agree with the last point. The people at the top have crazy mob reps, maybe too crazy…

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  9. I wasnt having much problem getting dog food 1st time around, but this 2nd round, after almost 15 hours i only managed to collect 1 dog food, while the rare coupons dropped twice. Now after they removed the coupons & only have dog food to drop, mort didnt drop anything for the past 2 tries. It’s kind of annoying to have mort do 2 tasks while other characters do nothing. Even more annoying, he can only collect dog food when required, with uncommon chance that seems more like rare or extra rare.

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  10. Not all of my mob rep points register. This is particularly true with character actions or when multiple items are dropping fedoras. I would normally just chalk it up to a typical event but since we are competing against each other it Really Grinds My Gears! I also bought a couple of shady RV’s and now I now show 6 of 9 goons but can only have 6 at a time. The other 3 must be eating cannolies back at the trailer…

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  11. I think the drop rates for tacos are going to end me! 8Hrs for a few characters a piece and I seem to get only 1 per 8 hrs!

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  12. So far it looks like this event is going to be a bit easier for casual players than the star trek one was, though I did manage to get all the freemium characters. But admittedly i had a baby midway through that event so the sleepless nights helped with the bertram battles!!

    Would still like to see more characters involved in these events, as everyone says there’s so many doing nothing!!!

    Still haven’t purchased clams and been playing from day 1, just missing peepants which I think was freemium ?!

    What really grinds my gears though is no one acknowledging my QMC requests !!!!!

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  13. Only two things.
    I have to reinstall game every 2 hours when I want to log in and collect from tasks.
    Always crash when try to confirm taking Consuela warehouse.
    Nothing else bothers me…

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    1. fun, I crashed last night after the 1st raid, and now can’t even get into the game after I reload and go back to my cloud save on facebook or google play.

      I did see where they are working on a bug fix 2 days ago, but that is 2 day too late.

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      1. Helped, thanks for it
        I have put to inventory 90% of buildings and all decos from previous events.
        Now I was able even to take over Consuela warehouse!

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  14. I can’t even play again, It starts to load and then the loading bar almost gets to the end, I get a kaching sound and then crash. I have tried reloading and bringing my game back from the google cloud and the same thing again. This is getting frustrating as I have spent alot of money on previous events for it to crash and I lose everything. This needs to be fixed cause I am not the only one on android this seems to be happening to.

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    1. Do you have someone elses device you can log into for a short time? If so putting away decos and buildings from comic con and Halloween can help as they are very memory draining and can causes crashing of this nature.

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  15. Space. Space. Space. They need to open up more land before they introduce anymore buildings or decorations. My game area is jammed.

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  16. -wakes up: is at 14000 in the leaderboard.
    -goes to bed and am at 4000 on the leaderboard

    *tinyco refreshes leaderboard*

    -wakes up: is at 12000 on the leaderboard

    Ah cmon tinyco! This is stupid! I have to compete with people that either have no life or are premium players!
    Just make Consuela’s skin the big prize and the son character the invidual prize.

    The prizes are lame! I’m only playing for the characters.

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  17. I think it’s dumb to have mort required to do 2 tasks when they don’t use other regular characters. An 8 hour task for a rare item, then also have him as the only character who can get the dog food. Why only when it’s needed? If you can only collect it at the time you need it, it should be an always drop. Why do they not use Stewie, Cleveland or Brian (obvious choice) for the dog.

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      1. I got a response from tinyco that Mort’s brewery drop would be changed to another character to avoid conflict, and it would be active by the end of the 10th. In my game it has changed to Brian’s drink a beer task.

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  18. Please bring back cleavland in his house I have been playing for a little over a year now and have been saving my clams for him and now that I have enough he has been removed and the new event has released a second outfit now that really grinds my gears

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      1. Wouldn’t help muchRy. I did the same for Buzz and I got a stock reply that basically said that they were rotating characters to keep things fresh but that they might be back to darken our doorstep one day.

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    1. Glad to know i am not the only one. for an uncommon drop where i read somewhere was 80% chance I got one out of 6 tries yesterday and one out out 5 tries today. Good thing I am OCD and will finish this quest. (ps I still pledge to buy some clams when I go 7 days without crashing… still waiting for that day)

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  19. My critique of the event…

    Limited stuff to buy with event currency: You can currently buy one of each of the two buildings, two trailer decor to increase the number of goons, and… what? I’m sure a thing or two will pop up later, but other than a few decor I don’t need, what can currency be used on other than unlocking costumes?

    Tinyco chooses the prizes: Rather than choosing our prizes and waiting on the stuff we don’t care about until later, they have returned to the old “fill the bar” system meaning we get the prizes they choose when they choose we should get them. If they want to add a prize fill bar, that’s fine, but give me a separate thing that let’s me buy/synthesizes stuff I want.

    The individual prizes aren’t that great: As of now (if they don’t add on to the individual prize board), we can get a skin for a premium character that not everyone has yet, one or two buildings, decor and a few clams and cookies. The normal top prizes for events are over on the leaderboard where hardcore freemium players might as well see the boss as a premium character.

    Leaderboard divide: The leader board seems interesting in theory, but at first glance it makes me feel like my accomplishments are tiny and at second makes the great divide between premium and freemium in your face. I’m sure plenty of people will spend a lot of money for the honor of a prize for spending the most money, but not me. I think a dedicated freemium player can shoot for the Stewie skin at most although there is always a chance one or two might get the character (with the number of premium players out there, it would be unlikely though). Most will get the mansion or less, which is fine regardless because we all know how much we use costumes and event characters afterward (hint, 90% of mine are in storage), but knowing I have to compete with premium players makes me want to sit this one out. It is a clever way to entice competitive people to spend money though.

    2 steps back: The star wars event and events before it showed off a lot of new ideas that people liked (myself included) like the separate game space which reduced crashing, at your pace prize replicator, fun dialog, missions/dates, and more. This feels more like their first big event with less stuff.

    Overall… blah: Take everything I said above and roll it all up into a big ball of mediocrity. The dialog, the pacing, the push to spend money, and the lack of… well… everything. After a year of progress, they reskinned Kingdom of the Full Moon, made a few items, half *donkey*ed the quest dialog, and called it a day. It makes for a rather boring event. It’s even more shocking when you realize that they probably had to pay a tidy sum for the rights to make a Godfather themed event.

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  20. What Grinds My Gears is getting banned for not doing anything I tried to contact TinyCo but they have still not responded!!!!

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  21. Seriously, why does the Beer Bubbles for the brewery rewards takes 12h tasks when it’s a Rare item?

    There is no way I’m sending Stewie, Connie, Bruce, and Vinny on this job before Tinyco do something about the brewery items drop rates, who knows if this current event will suddenly need these characters right after I send them on a non-event related 12h job. 😕

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  22. Aside from the constant crashing on Galaxy S3 (I can’t even load the game up in most cases), I think the most annoying thing is that Mort cannot work towards earning the Dog Food until you reach that obstacle. Then the drop rate isn’t very good. I’m trying to clear the 2nd one (requires 4 bags) and it’s taken me nearly 12 hours to earn just 2 bags.

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    1. In a way, neither of them is correct. The Leaderboard only updates once a day at 6:30pm Pacific time. Your rank at 6:30pm each day is the correct rank. At any other time of day, your game is calculating your rank based on everyone else’s score at the previous 6:30pm mark.

      In short, everyone will see their rank improved as they earn Fedoras. But then the leaderboard refreshes at 6:30pm and your rank will drop accordingly.

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  23. I’m stuck trying to get past the dogs on the second pass through Consuela’s safehouse. Mort won’t drop dog food, first pass he was 3 for 3 now out of 5 times he dropped a “rare” silver ticket 4 times and an”uncommon” dog food only once. Now I have 73 silver tickets and can only use 35 of them. At this rate it will be 2 more days stuck here. Contacted tinyco 10 hours ago, no response yet.

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  24. When the only character to get dog food from (Mort) only drops vouchers! Of which I have hundreds. PLEASE get rid of the brewery items,

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    1. If you crafted everything in the Brewery (that means multiple copies of the items), then the Brewery items will disappear from the character actions.

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  25. Well on my samsu galaxy tab, everytime i try to on, it justcrashes. Tried reinstalling. Thats slightly grinding my gears

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  26. Havent been able to log into my game since around 10am EST YESTERDAY. Over a day X-o. Sent two emails, no response, but I’m sure they’re getting flooded with emails about this issue since it seems a lot of Android users are affected. Even if they try to make it up to us with clams, it’s not gonna help bc now we’re just further behind everyone else. I personally use clams only to get premium characters, and maybe rush a task when it’s down to it’s last 45 min occasionally, but I don’t plan on rushing tasks I just started, even if they do give me free clams. I know it’s still early in the event and we might be able to make up the ground eventually, but still very frustrated that even after multiple clean installs on my phone that I cannot get into my game. It let’s me load a Level 1 game, but when I login with my account and the game goes back to the splash screen, it crashes once the progress bar fills up. I hope this gets fixed soon

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    1. Same problem here. I have also emailed at least once. Both my Android devices (Droid Turbo and Verizon tablet) won’t load after loading up my saved game. I’ve resorted to nabbing the old iPhone that was kid proofed for just playing Mickey games and watching kid movies. Yes, it’s pathetic I’ve stooped to taking the kids’ device… ya gotta do what ya gotta do!

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    2. As of this morning (EST) still couldnt get into the game. I’ve left it uninstalled for now and I’m just going to wait until they patch it. Tired of mucking up my phone with these constant re-installs that give no result. Waste of time and patience. Going to NY for a long weekend so who knows if I’ll even check into my game during that time. Was interested in this event because there were new game mechanics and the Leaderboard, but now it’s just a bust. Womp womp

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      1. I think I’m out for this event. Couldn’t play all week bc of the crash, then was busy over the weekend with family, so being a week behind just kinda took me outta the mood to rejoin the event. Still havent reinstalled the game yet, not sure if I will…

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    3. Holly, TBH, I just dont have the patience to try anything anymore until TC pushes a fix out. I’ve got more important things to do than mess around with TWO devices to get my game to work.

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  27. I’m a bit annoyed than vinnie hasn’t got anything to do in the monster update. Seems like it would have been perfect for him

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