These FAQs were announced on 02 April 2012. An archived version can be viewed
This sticky has been created in response to the most commonly asked questions regarding the most recent game update.
Whilst we continue to gather feedback, we will add any other frequently asked questions regarding this update to this thread - you may wish to check back every now and then.
Please note that the "SoF Extra Spins - FAQ" can be found here.
Why didn't we receive any new emotes or music tracks during the event?
Mod Chihiro: We don't commit to any specific reward types for any piece of content, holiday events included. We'll always give some sort of reward for a holiday event, and it will almost certainly include cosmetic rewards. For the type of event this was, I was happy with the range of rewards we gave you, if it makes sense to include an emote in future holiday event rewards we'll do so.
How is it possible that the Evil Chicken is alive while some killed him during a quest?
Mod Edam: You may have defeated the Evil Chicken in RFD, but killed him? He clucks at the very idea of it. Who do you think you are, the Ferret of Doom?
Mod Chihiro: 'Real' Bad Guys, always come back from the dead, at dramatically appropriate moments ...
Will all future holiday events be in this style rather than quest-like?
Mod Chihiro: We're keen to move away from creating holiday events that require a large amount of custom graphical and development assets that only get used once and are discarded. We think it’s better to spend those resources on content that will persist. So, this event is an experiment of sorts, trying to create an event more socially oriented. I think this is the way to go in general, but we won't be continually re-using the hunt mechanic, for example, we'll be looking for other ideas that are social and use our resources well.
Poor Easter Bunny! Is he dead? Will we ever see the Easter Bunny restored to full health?
Mod Edam: His condition is critical but stable. He’s under twenty-four hour watch too, in-case the fellas who did this to him come back to finish him off. Do send him a get well card, though, he could use a pick-me-up.
Are the Chocatrice and Evil Chicken cannibals?! Why does the Evil Chicken want drumsticks?!
Mod Edam: In an old postbag[ ], the Evil Chicken showed he had an appetite for Roast Chicken. It seems that these days his cannibalistic leanings can’t wait the couple of hours a good Roast Chicken needs in the oven and has resorted to finger lickin’ deep fat frying, for a quicker (and greasier) snack. I worry about his cholesterol levels – with the amount you lot have been feeding him. As for the Chocatrice, the poor bird has an uncontrollable, compulsive need to turn things into chocolate. Whilst I don’t doubt he has the occasional nibble on higher grade coco, good-quality organic chocolate, I think it’s more that he feels uncomfortable knowing something isn’t made of chocolate. Keeps him awake at night, apparently.