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  • Developer: G5 Entertainment
  • Publisher: G5 Entertainment
  • Genre: Adventure General
  • Release Date: Nov 21, 2012
  • ESRB: Not Set

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Update has finally arrived (ipad at least)

Has anyone uploaded the update and what is your experience? Friends and gifting is still off line though.

MRappey, May 5, 2014, 6:28 AM

Answer from: Smuffin
{{nervous}} I haven't yet. Did you do it and still have no friends?

Posted: May 5, 2014, 6:31 AM

Answer from: MRappey
I haven't yet either like you I am nervous to loose it all, but I am anxiously eager to know what they have for us in store :) ... And I would like to get some more arrows...

Posted: May 5, 2014, 6:35 AM

Answer from: Smuffin
We need a brave person with a second game to be a guinea pig and try it out. (Wink, wink). In the meantime, no morning gifts from me. Hopefully I'll have friends again tonight and can catch up.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 6:38 AM

Answer from: MRappey
Where is JJJ when you need him :))... Just kidding JJJ. I hope I can catch up on gifting tonight too.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 6:42 AM

Answer from: Argh
Updated fine. New room tavern has no special requirements: the big con of that is tree of dates is keeping Cupid arrows so anyone expecting a windfall of ll-ff-c will be disappointed, and second quest of new sequence required playing the mill. Pros: no new combining elements as such, and my collectors award got fixed (that is probably just a pro for me though). There are quests to complete new collections which gives a key and you must find a bunch of combining element style objects to restore a lock, together to open a box which will undoubtedly have disappointing contents within 14 days. No obvious desktop award or unique avatar challenges. My favourite part is the collect 200 silver badges hidden within pictures is back, only this time it is 400. Clearly they listened as that was a fan favourite.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 6:45 AM

Answer from: Argh
Should say updated fine but friends list gone, but so is everything else in friends section, I think servers are still down and that will be sorted soon. If that makes you nervous, don't update or you might lose friends list.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 6:47 AM

Answer from: Pianosam
Glad you updated fine I am just starting update...

Posted: May 5, 2014, 6:48 AM

Answer from: MRappey
Thanks Argh... This is appreciated. So no need to get more arrows for now then, well this is very disappointing...we were all hoping that these would be converted.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 6:51 AM

Answer from: Argh
Yeah - I was definitely hoping for them to be converted too but I had long suspected they wouldn't be as too many people had caught on on to that trick. Makes sense they would remove it. When you run out of Cupid arrows in about 6 months you'll be happy to hear they are now found in Venice and throne room so shouldn't be too hard to get. A nice touch I noticed when checking that is they have added a new tab to inventory called power for all your weights to finally separate them from energy items which will definitely help remove some confusion to new players.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 6:57 AM

Answer from: MRappey
That is great about the new tab. I was wondering about that and maybe also some possibilities to manage your friends list. The way it is ordered now isn't much of any help... Keeping fingers crossed that that is why the friends database is not online yet.

About to update mine now :)

Posted: May 5, 2014, 7:10 AM

Answer from: Karin
I did and got a new app icon on my ipad screen. The old one is still there but shows inactive. I don't have any friends anymore and can't even see my code (if I tap on it nothing happens). It's the first time that I'm having update problems, all the previous ones worked fine.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 7:17 AM

Answer from: Polly722
I've done it. Not brave just clearly impulsive. The table is the same aside from the new bits. All pictures at the same stage. But I am totally friendless. I can get back into the friends tab but my list is empty. :(

Posted: May 5, 2014, 7:17 AM

Answer from: JJJ
I copied my game from my Android device to my iPad and updated it and it works fine. I have too many of each of all the collection items which means I can't test the giving the last collection item via the wishlist to see if G5 fixed that glitch, can someone test that and let me know if it is fixed?

Posted: May 5, 2014, 7:17 AM

Answer from: Thekettlewitch
Ooh what timing. I just completed all my tasks last night and was deliberating what to do apart from a bit of travelling. Thanks for the heads up. Still no server access for me JJJ so I cannot test the last gift glitch yet. Thekettlewitch x

Posted: May 5, 2014, 7:29 AM

Answer from: MRappey
Hi Karin, thank you :)... We all experiencing the problems with friends even the once that haven't updated yet. Just keeping fingers crossed it that the server will be coming online soon... We all are eager to know if it works as it should.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 7:30 AM

Answer from: Gewlia
I'm chicken and will be waiting for mores news from friends that all is well. Will backup though and be ready!

Posted: May 5, 2014, 7:42 AM

Answer from: PatL
How exciting! Argh, you are my hero for updating and sharing what you're seeing. MRappey, I agree, it would be great if some of the friends interactions were smoothed out. My biggest complaint, though, is the interface for collections. I spend way too much time trying to find collections so I can WL an item, or find out if the collection is complete (their sort method helps with that a little but still ...) I would jump to the new version with reckless abandon if I knew I could just do a search of my collections on item or collection name! But since Argh didn't mention it, I assume there's no improvement there. (?)

Posted: May 5, 2014, 7:46 AM

Answer from: Gewlia
@PatL, yes the collection sorting would be on my list of most appreciated updates!

Posted: May 5, 2014, 7:52 AM

Answer from: MRappey
Just did the update, it looks nice and so far except for the friends section, the start up music has changed as well as the screen. I had enough of those hearts and pinks and reds :), it is back to the previous version it seems. The quest puctures on the left seems a little bigger to me and I noticed that there are additional chests and talismen but not 100% sure.

PatL, sorry to disappoint on collection management.... Who knows next time.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 7:58 AM

Answer from: Annette
I wonder for those of us who get the update a little later than the ipad users whether we will loose our friend and gifting till our update arrives I do hope not, that is one of the things I enjoy most although you don't realise how much until its gone, xx

Posted: May 5, 2014, 8:07 AM

Answer from: Mel828
I haven't updated yet but the G5 Support site says: "The Secret Society Friends server issue

Dear Secret Society players! Please be informed that Friends server is currently down for maintenance. Our Technical Team is working to make it live as soon as possible. We are thankful for your patience."

Hopefully, that means the friends list will be restored after maintenance.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 8:20 AM

Answer from: Kathie
Updated fine, I only have 1 icon on my iPad but as with the rest of you no friends. Those visitors on the pics show as Anonym.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 8:33 AM

Answer from: Kirkossa
I don't have anything new on my table, just unable to get into friends. What gives?

Posted: May 5, 2014, 9:14 AM

Answer from: Tigerlily
Too chicken to up date yet. Does saving game in I tunes restore your levels? Can't get to friends list right now. Boo hoo! TL

Posted: May 5, 2014, 9:56 AM

Answer from: Marian
Thanks for all the info, MRappey et al! I unwittingly updated and, like everyone else that has as well, have zero friends. I do hope that's fixed when that section goes back online.

New Tavern room is not bad and I do like the updated graphics and new quests. But would like easier sorting on collections like others have said.

Hopefully I'll see you again soon as friends. (It's been interesting to see where everyone is located - I'm Maryland suburb of DC.)

Oh, I also didn't realize that G5 is in Ukraine. A lot of news from there here - hoping for peaceful resolutions.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 9:56 AM

Answer from: Buffy
Just updated on my I pad. Played the tavern scene a few times. Looks like it will b fun. Added badges again and it makes the it her scenes that we're boring a little more interesting since there is something new to look for. No friends but hoping that will be fine when the servers are fixed and running. Disappointed that all those arrows are not converted though. If I get my friends back. I need lady bugs PLEASE. If no friends then I will be back searching for y'all

Posted: May 5, 2014, 9:58 AM

Answer from: Brenda
When you update, take a look at you're valentine food items :-)
Cake 60 points - zephyr 120 points - roll cake 180 points - yogurt 300 points - sponge cake restores maximum + an extra 15 points.
I'm hoping they have disabled the friends access because they are making adjustments to it, sorting and giving more gifts would be really nice.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 10:15 AM

Answer from: JJJ
I've noticed that in Night Mode, I can no longer use both a lantern and then a torch. I can only use one of them at a time. Before the update I could activate the lantern and then the torch, now once I activate the lantern, the lantern goes grey and so does the torch (goes grey) and once they go back to their normal color, then I can activate the torch (which goes grey along with the lantern too). I've only had Night Mode in the Night Garden picture a couple times, but assume it will be the same when other pictures go into Night Mode.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 10:16 AM

Answer from: Matilda
I updated without a problem. Everything looks good and I was able to find the first new objects easily. I have one comment and one question: comment: it may be very difficult to find all the items needed to unlock the chest. 80 are required, besides the key parts. I played Venice 5 times and only received 1 of what that picture supplies. Each item requires 10 and appears to only be in 1 scene. The mill and night garden contain two of these items; that is going to be a lot of bugs and fireflies. Question: are the medallions going to be in a scene every time? I don't remember this from last time.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 10:17 AM

Answer from: Jenny123
Bummer! No conversion of arrows in update! Still having to collect those pesky ladybugs and carrots!

Posted: May 5, 2014, 10:17 AM

Answer from: Marian
Matilda- I believe there's a medallion in every scene. That's how it was last time.

The chest must be random. I've only been goofing off for a bit and have 7 of the 80 items. It drives me nuts when my husband picks up a collection item on the first try that I've been cycling through to get for weeks. You're definitely right that the Mill will take a lot of ladybugs. Too bad there isn't a gift option for those items.

Brenda- I have to take a look at my Valentine items. Those new levels would be great!

Posted: May 5, 2014, 10:34 AM

Answer from: KaReN
@JJJ: Just curious. If you have a torch on, why would you want to also use a lantern/flashlight?

Posted: May 5, 2014, 10:54 AM

Answer from: JJJ
@KaReN, to get to the next level of the tools award, it is optimal to use as many tools as possible per picture. Night Mode is the best for using all six tools, multiple times, as many as you wanted to use, but you'd have to use the lantern first which lit up just a portion of the night, then the torch to light up the whole picture, now you have to use one or the other and wait for it to time out and then use one or the other again instead of having both run concurrently.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 11:32 AM

Answer from: MRappey
No sure if any of you have noticed, it is much harder then before to get awards and collection items and quests. I have used all talismen to increase the odds on finding awards etc, but compare to before the update where I got lots each time, it is just hard work to get stuff... Anyone experiencing the same?

I hope they will bring online soon the friend's database to start gifting carrots and L bugs as we will need a lot to complete the Order's Chest.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 11:36 AM

Answer from: JJJ
@MRappey, I am running the diamond horseshoe which gives 90% increase in chances of finding objects for 2 hours and I've found items at that rate or higher. I've combined 3 of the new collections and have items for some of the other new collections. I have 7/10 Star Dust and Emerald Sand, 6/10 Golden Gear, 4/10 Silver Spring, 3/10 Diamond Screw and Oiler and 0/10 Moonlight and Morning Dew (those last two haven't been given out as readily as the other ones have).

Posted: May 5, 2014, 11:45 AM

Answer from: MRappey
Wow that is fast JJJ. I have combined the Fortune Amulet, Magic Crystal and symbol of Success and I am no where near what you managed. I managed 1/10 Stardust and Emerald Sand, and 2/10 Golden Gears and Morning Dews. How did you get the diamond horseshoe, never seen that before?

Posted: May 5, 2014, 12:08 PM

Answer from: JJJ
It can be bought in the shop and it is what you get when you combine the new Legendary Swords collection, which I've combined.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 12:17 PM

Answer from: Marian
For the collections in the chest, I've found when I banish an anomaly, I have better luck getting an item.

JJJ- the moonlight (3/10) and morning dew (2/10) are what I have the most of. Is there any rhyme or reason to it? I was using the regular fortune talisman (25%).

Posted: May 5, 2014, 12:45 PM

Answer from: Thekettlewitch
Hi all, No problems with update so far for me. Tavern seems ok so far, it's just so nice to have a different scene to investigate! Love having the medallion back, but I've had to retrain myself not to just whizz through a familiar scene and remember to hunt for it! Shame about the non conversion of arrows. Would have been nice as I am sick to the back teeth of the library... The chest must be random as I seem to have managed quite a few of Christy's quests and obtained quite a few of the items too. I guess that will drop off over time for me as we near the end of the challenge and I will frantically be searching the amusement park for an elusive oil can. Just keeping my fingers crossed that the server will be back soon.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 12:45 PM

Answer from: Ren
For Mathilda. Regarding medallions. I don't think they were in every scene, unless they were REALLY hidden. I know I looked specifically for them after finding all other elements and sometimes could not find them.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 12:46 PM

Answer from: Ren
@ Marion regarding lady bugs. There isn't a collection item but I have heard that using mushroom tea and a goat paintbrush are hints to others that you need FF and LB. Mandrake root is for carrots, but I haven't seen anyone use that yet. I know the others have worked for me.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 12:46 PM

Answer from: Polly722
I have my friends back. I can gift but not visit.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 12:47 PM

Answer from: PKP
@MRappey -- I've noticed a similar dearth of collection items, even running talismans. I played the new Tavern scene eight times in a row before I got anything other than a better luck next time message -- and when it finally gave me something, it was only one thing and not several as before. Otherwise, no problems other than the friends server, which I certainly hope is fixed soon!

Posted: May 5, 2014, 12:55 PM

Answer from: Marian
No friends yet here.

PKP/MRappey- I keep getting the better luck next time message in the Tavern, too. Otherwise I get a piece of lasagna or similar.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 12:59 PM

Answer from: Bjturner27
@Marian. How do you banish an anomaly?

Posted: May 5, 2014, 13:04 PM

Answer from: Marian
Bjturner27- when you see the mirror, smoke, spinning pocket watch or scroll in the corner of the scene, you click on it to play and there's a little button midway down that says "Banish". If you have the tool to banish it in stock, it'll get rid of it. You can either back out there or play through in Text mode.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 13:30 PM

Answer from: KateC
I have my friends back but they are in the reverse order of what they were before the update!

@bjturner27, when you tap on a picture that has an anomaly, a frame opens and there is a button in the centre of the frame that says banish. Just click on it and it will indicate what you need to banish the anomaly such as a hand fan to banish the lost time anomaly. Sorry to butt in and hope this helps.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 13:44 PM

Answer from: Brian
@Ren @Matilda The medallions were definitely in every picture the first time around. Some were just extremely hard to locate, others just the opposite...

Posted: May 5, 2014, 14:06 PM

Answer from: Clare
@JJJ- I did that too, torch and lantern. That is most unfortunate that it was disabled. iTunes restore went smoothly, but no friends. :(
If we time travel, will it interfere with the timers for the number of days necessary to complete the quest? Thoughts? Kirkossa asked, and I am passing it along. Many thanks.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 14:51 PM

Answer from: MRappey
@Clare, I did some time travel earlier and it didn't interfere with the timer on the quest, at least not on an ipad.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 15:40 PM

Answer from: Clare
@MRappey, thanks for the quick feedback. Now, who's bringing friends back?

Posted: May 5, 2014, 16:18 PM

Answer from: Theresa
After I updated I could only access my friends by going into gifts first and then going to the friends tab. That has been corrected and it gets me to both places much quicker than before. Still have a problem when I try to visit. I can connect just see that thing going around and around and...

Posted: May 5, 2014, 16:24 PM

Answer from: Zme
Nothing for me ....the gift icon shows up, but I do not have my friends back. Going to back up soon. Hopefully it will be up soon, can't travel cause I have no friends.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 16:40 PM

Answer from: Gewlia
Ok, I'm going in.......

Posted: May 5, 2014, 17:26 PM

Answer from: PatL
I finally have friends, gifting, and visits back, but something weird with gifts. People seem to be sending me coins even tho I haven't asked for them, and these are good friends who haven't done this before. (I haven't updated yet.) it sounds to me like they've introduced a glitch in their friends module. :(

Posted: May 5, 2014, 17:43 PM

Answer from: Andrea
To ZME.... I have lost you in my update. Friends all came back except you, hope your update goes smooth

Posted: May 5, 2014, 18:03 PM

Answer from: Bcgirl231
Hi PatL I had the same thing. I had gifts late this morning, and then I just turned the game on again and the same gifts were there again but several of them where coins whereas they'd not been coins originally. Definitely not coins from these friends but a glitch.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 18:09 PM

Answer from: Gewlia
All seems to be good. Have my friends but they are in reversed order now as KateC mentioned. I have received a couple odd coins though from friends. Haven't had a chance to play yet.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 18:18 PM

Answer from: PatL
It appears coins are arriving afford those of us who haven't updated although collection items were sent. I've removed collection items from my wl for now. Brian's started a separate thread and JJJ is assisting him with figuring out the details worth watching.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 18:34 PM

Answer from: Bcgirl231
I too have removed collection items as I've received lots of coins now.

Posted: May 5, 2014, 18:50 PM

Answer from: MRappey
Be aware: the Amulet of Santa is not working at all either, this is suppose to reduce the items to find by 20%.

Posted: May 6, 2014, 0:22 AM

Answer from: Auster
I too am chicken, but just backed up my Iphone and going to go ahead and do the update. Before, there is no way I would have done it. But with this group of people, what the heck. We are all in it together!

Posted: May 6, 2014, 0:40 AM

Answer from: Gumby
Same with me PatL. I have received coins from high level players that have never done that. Must be a glitch. I have just backed up my IPad and I'm taking the leap with the download! Hope to gift you all soon!

Posted: May 6, 2014, 0:40 AM

Answer from: Bcgirl231
Withdrawal symptoms here... the download is taking forever - several hours have gone by and I've been to town and back and still only one third downloaded. I guess I won't get in there till tomorrow at this rate. Sigh....catch you soon

Posted: May 6, 2014, 1:07 AM

Answer from: Argh
@MRappey - my amulet of santa is working fine with update - are you sure you haven't just levelled up in the pictures that require special items? Each picture level requires more to begin with. On Magister it takes 35 ff-ll-c-ca without amulet but 28 with.

Posted: May 6, 2014, 1:41 AM

Answer from: NicoleK
Hoping to back up my iPad today so I can do this update. Not looking forward to room after room of not finding things, though. Petrified to lose my friends in this update. Oh boy!

Posted: May 6, 2014, 5:25 AM

Answer from: MRappey
Hi Argh, oops thanks. I should read the descriptions better next time.

Posted: May 6, 2014, 5:59 AM
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