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We have been beating them for a while. The only time they get ahead of us is if they start a new event. Family Guy is always in the sixties on the app store and tapped out is always in the thirties.

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  • Mopurglar
    1048 posts Member
    edited May 2015
    As someone who plays both games, FG has fallen off the charts mostly because of a post-Star Trek lull with some pseudo-events before they drop their next cash-grab event.

    That said, maybe there is something to it. Over the last 6 months, TinyCo has been trying their hardest to drive players away with increasingly bush league tactics. They've made the game basically not enjoyable due to a pathologic need to extort money out of players. Virtually everything is limited time, most things require grinding, and events are a constant cash-grab. Even something simple like quests exist only to frustrate players into rushing tasks or spending money on premium helpers. The last time I managed to complete all of an event's quests in time was during the Christmas Event. Check out the most recent reviews on Google Play--they are absolutely dreadful.

    /rant

    Playing the other game makes me appreciate EA's mediocre-yet-steady hand, though I realize that EA is also becoming fascinated with the idea of making things more of an unsatisfying grindfest. It's nice that they've kept regular with the updates.
  • ephphoneapps
    4071 posts Member
    edited May 2015
    I'd just like to congratulate TSTO for topping Family Guy on the top grossing games on Google Play chart for the past couple days. Family Guy had been beating us by a wide margin for months.

    Thank you developers for finally giving TSTO the proper attention and adding more content!

    Never will understand people who think it's a competition.
  • lawso69970
    244 posts
    edited June 2015
    I too am one that plays both games. I find myself playing FG less and less now as I am so over the impossible grinding to get items. Talk about lack of land. At least I can put roads down in TSTO.
    I only have two roads in my FG town and have numerous Buildings and items in the inventory box. lol

    I feel EA might let us down now and then, but that is only because they have set a high standard in the past.
    FG or TSTO....... TSTO wins hands down.


    Sorry thats my rant over and done with..lol
  • Wijsheid
    9653 posts Member
    edited June 2015
    It is not a competition. Very childish topic that doesn't belong here. How old are you OP? 10? Impossible that you are older.
  • efin98
    5856 posts Member
    edited June 2015
    Events tend to bring the game up in terms of sales figures and the lag time between events drops it down...so one game being above the other isn't that big a deal. Both are still making money from us, both are still drawing in new players.

    It's nice to see them getting a boost but it won't last...it's only a matter of time before it falls back down again, then it'll bounce back up again when the next event hits.
  • chrisgyo
    1030 posts Member
    edited June 2015
    they are competitors
  • 00-marco_rosas
    656 posts
    edited June 2015
    Wijsheid wrote:
    It is not a competition. Very childish topic that doesn't belong here. How old are you OP? 10? Impossible that you are older.
    How are two games in the same genre with the exact same game structure not competitors? From a business standpoint, even Candy Crush could be perceived as competing for limited number of game dollars from TSTO. Something like FGTQFS is as close to a competitor as you could get.

    Now it's fine if you don't like "competition" talk; but, that doesn't take away from the fact that the two games are definitely competitors with the risk of one (or multiple if you add in stuff like Candy Crush) cannibalizing the other.

    Also, it isn't exactly a mark of maturity from yourself to put down others. As far as I'm concerned, I did not say anything negative about FGTQFS in my post. If something as simple as pointing out one product is more profitable than the other bothers you, you should get off the internet.
    We have been beating them for a while. The only time they get ahead of us is if they start a new event. Family Guy is always in the sixties on the app store and tapped out is always in the thirties.
    Are we talking about Google Play? I've observed the opposite. Simpsons is always behind FGTQFS (for the past 6 - 8 months) on the Top Grossing chart except during events and then TSTO only beats FGTQFS by 1 or 2 spots for a couple of days.

    I'm not familiar with the going ons of FGTQFS but I don't see it in the 60's often (like TSTO) and something is definitely going on with that game. Also, it feels like Star Trek ended a while ago... May 7th. It wouldn't be unusual for TSTO to not have new content for that long; but, FGTQFS is usually pretty content rich.
  • wildminion
    555 posts Member
    edited June 2015
    I played both for a long time.

    Recently, the cash-grab attitude in FG simply became too obvious and greedy - I deleted the game and bought 300 donuts in TSTO.

    Very happy with my decision so far, don't miss FG one bit. TSTO is also interested in getting my money, I get that.......however, there is enough free content that I personally feel fine "giving" €20 to TSTO once in a while - basically as a "thank you" for entertainment provided.


    There's a world of difference between WANTING to spend real money and being "forced" to in order to complete events.
    TSTO has the balance "more right" in that respect.
  • ernienbenny
    168 posts Member
    edited June 2015
    I started playing FG when it first came out, but after about 4 days it was pretty obvious to me that they were all about the grind and getting your money. Deleted the game and never looked back.
  • baddazoner
    1006 posts
    edited June 2015
    simple reason for it is the family guy game is a boring grindfest

    gave up that game months ago because everything was a grind to unlock and most stuff was behind a paywall
  • NeoSEC28
    39616 posts
    edited June 2015
    I downloaded the game when it came out but only lasted a month or so and got bored very quickly

    TSTO is the way forward :thumbup:
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  • Auganaut
    198 posts Member
    edited June 2015
    Don't get all uppity on TSTO too fast, as the FG game just took a huge leap forward in safety, by introducing a vehicle that actually drives on the roads you put down!!

    YES, it is on the road, not on the sidewalk and not just sitting there. No longer do I have to worry about my minions being ran over by crazy people driving motorcycles on the sidewalks, like in this game.

    :P
  • Excruciator69
    697 posts
    edited June 2015
    Wijsheid wrote:
    It is not a competition. Very childish topic that doesn't belong here. How old are you OP? 10? Impossible that you are older.

    It very much is a competition between the game producers. Actually put some thought into why you want to see a game you enjoy perform well.

    It's reassuring when you devote a lot of time to a game and perhaps money to know that it won't be winding down anytime soon because of competition from another newer game with a similar license and target audience.

    You chide the OP for being immature but you're not any better.
  • cdepast
    2463 posts Member
    edited June 2015
    bottom line - TSTO continues to make money, we continue to have a game to play. That success should be celebrated.
  • durarararara
    2855 posts Member
    edited June 2015
    cdepast wrote:
    bottom line - TSTO continues to make money, we continue to have a game to play. That success should be celebrated.

    Indeed, competition is good as it allows EA not to slack off with updates. :lol: Since FG came around (which I play as well), we've been getting more updates for Tapped Out to keep up with the non-stop updates of FG. Every dollar spent for FG game (and I have spent a lot on it, admittedly :lol: ) is lost revenue that would have been spent on Tapped Out, potentially. :wink:
  • Deadshot_DCU
    6238 posts Moderator
    edited June 2015
    The thing I hated about the FG game was that you built the building & now you have to grind and collect items in order to get the character that comes with it. Especially when they are rare items. Whereas with TSTO, you build it & unlock the character right away. FG also has way more premium stuff vs free stuff. Heck, they even have updates solely dedicated for premium stuff. "Buy 3 of these premium NPC animals, get this other NPC for free". Smh. I tried that game for a little while, but got tired of the grind & obvious cash grabs. At least this game gives you so much free content without you ever having to invest anything.

    TSTO is the way to go.
  • bluyoshi88810
    1455 posts Member
    edited June 2015
    I honestly don't get why people have to gloat. I currently play both games and If one has down time, I can focus on the other. The grinding is annoying and unnecessary in TQFS (and I missed out on a few characters and costumes because of it), but there are worse things to waste money on.
  • JimJ321
    4208 posts Member
    edited June 2015
    TSTO rules!
  • chajuishuh
    228 posts
    edited June 2015
    I still play FG but not daily like I play TSTO.. it definitely has become boring to me right now. I was grinding during the star trek event because I'm a TNG fan so I needed everything. I did buy all the premium characters from that event too. I never spend real money on decorations in FG but it's so hard to resist the characters. I mean I have celebrities like Ron Perlman, Stan Lee, Patrick Stewart, Nathan Fillion, William Shatner, Whoopi Goldberg, Benedict Cumberbatch, and so on and so walking around and they're all voiced. That's literally the only thing FG has over TSTO in my opinion but it's so fricking cool. Especially when we can't even get some series regulars' voices in TSTO.

    That being said I believe TSTO is the far superior game.
  • Auganaut
    198 posts Member
    edited June 2015
    The thing I hated about the FG game was that you built the building & now you have to grind and collect items in order to get the character that comes with it. Especially when they are rare items. Whereas with TSTO, you build it & unlock the character right away. FG also has way more premium stuff vs free stuff. Heck, they even have updates solely dedicated for premium stuff. "Buy 3 of these premium NPC animals, get this other NPC for free". Smh. I tried that game for a little while, but got tired of the grind & obvious cash grabs. At least this game gives you so much free content without you ever having to invest anything.

    TSTO is the way to go.

    That's exactly what it is. They even have "missions" that say basically "Spend $5.00 on 100 clams" and that's it. However, I've noticed TSTO making it so that if you don't have the premium characters, you don't seem to get the full storyline. After doing the Mrs. Quimby quests, it said "Buy the sleep easy hotel to see how this ends". So both games are doing it to some extent.
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