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jesslc41
01-18-18, 05:06 AM
This is the thread for the goals/update on Jan 18 - What's Eating Baron's Grapes?

Important Note: SpiritWind is away this week and I have offered to help her by collecting information about the goals into the first couple of posts of this thread. I will need help from level 50 players - please post information or screenshots of the goals / building upgrade requirements / etc.

I am a lower level player and my goal requirements might different to the requirements for level 50 which is why I need your help. I will usually be updating posts 1 and 2 with the information posted by you during the evenings in my timezone (OTC+8), but if I can fit in some updating during the day, I will.

Thanks :)



Event name
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[==Game level: Level 15+ | Release date: 1/18/18 11 AM PST | End of event: 1/31/18 6 PM PST.==]

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What happens when an event finishes?? Click here to take you to a post called How Community Events Work in the Hub. (https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?75916-How-to-use-the-Hub-to-find-information-and-ask-questions&p=1190378&viewfull=1#post1190378)



New Event image (thanks to hagypagy):
https://forums.storm8.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=41545&d=1516304893


New Trades image (thanks to hagypagy):
https://forums.storm8.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=41546&d=1516304919


Vineyard Tree image (thanks to hagypagy):
https://forums.storm8.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=41549&d=1516304965






https://i.imgur.com/yTwJSAC.jpg
Tips about the Event

* This event contains lots of (optional) timed goals that will help you get extra golden grapes and golden pears. These are not necessary for completing the main goal line.

* The first set of timed goals trigger after completing goal 1 - for best chance of completing them, hold off completing steps of the main goals until you are ready for the timed goals

* Limit is 1 for the Pear Tree and Fruit Stand

* Placing the Pear Tree before Goal 2 caused a bug. If it isn't fixed for you - contact support

jesslc41
01-18-18, 05:06 AM
For information about the new buildings, decorations, inventory items and an analysis of the energy requirements please scroll down to post 5 below. (Thanks to ShibuyaCloth).


Baron: The business of fruits and ciders is booming lately, you can trade them for all sorts of goods!
Goal 1:
* Place a Vineyard Pergola 0/1 PLACE
* Harvest green grapes 0/1 TEND
Rewards: 100 coin, 1 xp, unlocks Fruit Stand
Congratulations: (Baron) Bravo! These grapes look delicious.
**Completing this goal triggers the first 3 timed side goals (below)**


Baron: The people of this kingdom haven't enjoyed the luxury of pears in a while! Why not grow some Pear Trees?
Goal 2:
* Build a Fruit Stand 0/1 BUY
* Place a Pear Tree 0/1 GO
* Pick Pears from the Pear Tree 0/1 TEND
* Make a Fruit Basket 0/1 MAKE (skip 40 gems)
Rewards: 100 coin, 1 xp, unlocks Vineyard Brewery
Congratulations: (Baron) These taste marvelous!
**Completing this goal triggers the timed side goals 5, 6 and 7 (below)**


Baron: It looks like a pack of them have gotten into my spice cabinet as well. See what you can retrieve!
Goal 3:
* Build vineyard brewery 0/1 GO
* Fight off skunkupine 0/1 GO
* Gather cider spices 0/1 (fight skunks/fangbeast/dire boar) (will autocomplete if you already have in inventory)
* Brew the cider base 0/1 BREW (skip 30 gems) (Vineyard Brewery - 10min - 6 acer berries, 1 cider spice, 5 water)
Rewards: 100 coins, 1 xp, 5 vineyard walls
Congratulations: (Baron) Cider? What a grand idea
**Completing this goal triggers timed side goal 8**


Baron: I don't know how I do it -- these ideas just seem to come to me!
Goal 4:
* Harvest green grapes 0/1 (will autocomplete if you already have in inventory)
* Harvest purple grapes 0/1 (will autocomplete if you already have in inventory)
* Brew Grape Cider 0/1 BREW (skip 75 gems)
Rewards:100 coins, 1 xp, 1 vineyard gate
Congratulations: (Baron) Just as delicious as I had imagined it!
**Completing this goal triggers timed side goal 9**


Why don't you come up with a new cider for our basket? My brain is tired from all these ideas.
Goal 5:
* Pick Pears 0/3 TEND (does not autocomplete)
* Brew Pear cider 0/2 BREW (skip 140 gems)
* Make Cider basket 0/1 MAKE (160 gems)
Rewards: 100 coins, 1 xp, 2 grape lattice
Congratulations: (Baron) Not too bad!


Make Gift Baskets for the chance to receive rare goods or prizes!
Goal 6:
* Complete 10 gift basket trades 0/10 (Fruit stand - 30 min - 4 fruit baskets + 3 cider baskets)
Rewards: 1000 coins, 10 xp, vineyard horse
Congratulations: (Baron) This business was a wonderful idea!




Side Goals. These goals are all TIMED AND OPTIONAL. They will help you get ahead if you choose to complete them.

Triggered by: completing goal 1. TIMED 24 HOURS
Ivy: You know my sister Belladonna would love a Fruit Basket... Maybe we can make some extras?
Side Goal 1: Basket Case
* Make fruit baskets 0/5 MAKE (skip 200 gems) | make on the Fruit Stand
Rewards: 100 coin, 1 xp, 2 golden grapes
Congratulations: (Ivy) These are great!


Triggered by: completing goal 1. TIMED 3 HOURS
Baron: A hard day's work never hurt anyone. We'll need lots of acer berries if we're to succeed!
Side Goal 2: Berry Delicious
* Gather Acer berries 0/15 TEND | chop acer trees
Rewards: 100 coin, 1 xp, 2 golden grapes
Congratulations: (Baron) Take these Golden Grapes as pay. Surely you can trade them for something good at the Fruit Stand?


Triggered by: completing goal 1. TIMED 2 HOURS
Baron: These pears are delicious. Gather as many as you can!
Side Goal 3: A Delicious Pearing
* Gather pears 0/2 TEND (Pear Tree usually drops 2 per collection)
Rewards: 100 coin, 1 xp, 4 golden pears
Congratulations: (Baron) Tasty! Here's you pay for a day of hard work.
**Completing this goal will trigger side goal 4 - A Pear a Day**


Triggered by: completing A Delicious Pearing. TIMED 7 HOURS
Ivy: Your vineyard is looking so lovely! Mind if I take a look around while you work?
Side Goal 4: A Pear a Day
* Gather Green Grapes 0/3 GO
* Gather Pears 0/6 GO
Rewards: 100 coin, 1 xp, 4 golden pears
Congratulations: (Ivy) These fruits are delicious!



Triggered by: completing goal 2 of main goal line. TIMED 50 minutes
Baron: These ciders aren't going to brew themselves you know! I'd do it -- but I'm quite swamped with taste testing.
Side Goal 5: The Basics of Brewing
* Brew Base Cider 0/3 BREW
Rewards: 100 coin, 1 xp, 2 golden grapes
Congratulations: (Baron) Keep up the good work!


Triggered by: completing goal 2 of main goal line. TIMED 3 HOURS
Baron: Oh bother! Not another mangy beast. Well, don't let them ruin our crops!
Side Goal 6: A Fight is Brewing
* Fight Fangbeasts 0/3 GO
Rewards: 100 coins, 1 xp, 2 golden grapes
Congratulations: (Baron) You took care of that beast! Here you go.


Triggered by: completing goal 2 of main goal line. TIMED 3 HOURS
Baron: Cider spices are essential to brewing a good cider. Gather as much as you can!
Side Goal 7: Cider Essentials
* Gather Cider Spice 0/5 GO (fight fangbeasts/skunks/boars) (Does not autocomplete if you already have Cider Spice)
Rewards: 100 coins, 1 xp, 4 golden pears
Congratulations: (Baron) Grand! Here is your pay.


Triggered by: completing goal 3 of the main goal line. TIMED 13 HOURS
Baron: Don't let Sir Thurston see these! Keep your knights happy on cheap Root Beer and save the cider for ourselves!
Side Goal 8: Brewing Curiosity
* Brew Grape Cider 0/3 (skip 225 gems)
Rewards: 100 coins, 1 xp, 4 golden pears
Congratulations: (Baron) I see no knights have helped themselves to our stock, good job!


Triggered by: completing goal 4 of the main goal line. TIMED 6 HOURS
Thuston: My Leige, I seek a favor! THe knights have heard of your delicious beverages and seek a taste. What do you say?
Side Goal 9: A Knight's Ale
* Brew Pear Cider 0/5 (skip 350 gems)
Rewards: 100 coins, 1 xp, 2 golden grapes
Congratulations: (Thurston) Absolutely delicious!

jesslc41
01-18-18, 05:07 AM
Fruit Stand limit of 1 Cannot be sold
1x1 CRAFTING BUILDING
Cost: 150 coins
Size:
Build: comes fully built
What can you craft?

Fruit Basket = 1 green grape + 2 pears (20 min)

Cider Basket = 2 pear cider + 1 grape cider (20 min)

Gift Basket Trade = 4 fruit baskets + 3 cider baskets (30 min)

Golden Fruit Trade = 1 golden grape + 2 golden pears + 2 golden cider (2 hrs)



Vineyard Brewery limit of 1 Cannot be sold
2x2 CRAFTING BUILDING
Cost: 1000 coins
Size: 2x2
Build: comes fully built
What can you craft?

Base Cider = 6 acer berries + 1 cider spices + 5 water (10 min)

Pear Cider = 2 pears + 1 base cider + 5 water (15 min)

Grape Cider = 1 green grape + 1 purple grape + 1 base cider (15 min)

Golden Cider = 2 golden pears + 1 golden grapes (20 min)



Drops reported by various players - Gift Basket Trade:
- 3 wools, 100 coins and a glimmer fragment (PrincessCelestian)
- 5060 Coins and 1 Water (LiriTanglethorn)
- 1085 coins (idrispad)
- 1030 coins, 2 water, 1 roast chicken (PrincessCupOButter)
- 5000 coins and 3 wool (DeeDeeBird70)
- 4 water and a bit over 1000 coins (Kirschbaumm)
- 145 coins (RevdKathy)
- 2 golden pears and $5000 (VersaceMorrow)
- 146 gold (Amarice)
- 100 coins plus 5 water (MoonVillage3)

(Thanks to AnnirasSweets) Gift Basket Trade Results so far have included: Coins (anywhere from 100 to over 5000), 1 Fish, 2 Bacon, 1 Roast Chicken, 4 Coal, 1 Silver, 1 Jewel, 1 Glimmerdust, 1 Stone, 1 Living Wood, 1 Sap, 4 Water, 2 Golden Grapes, 3 Vineyard Walls, 2 Grape Lattice, 1 Gem


Drops reported by various players - Golden Fruit Trade:
- some coins, bacon and grape masher thingy (lintupien - screenshots in post 149)
- 1st - 10,000 coins and a sap. 2nd - one stone block, one water, 10000 coins. 3rd - one stone block, one water, 100 coins. 4th - 10,000 coins and a glue. (PrincessCelestian)
- 130 coins! That's it! Nothing else! (LawyerLynn)
- 2 vinyard gates, 1 wood, 3000 coins (Denkris11)
- 1 glimmerdust + 10015 coins (Jackiesq)
- one fancy block and 115 coins (PrincessCupOButter)
- 3030 coins (DeeDeeBird70)
- 175 coins (Queenzod)
- 1x Butterfish, 3000 Coins, 2x Vineyard Gate (LuluBellax)
- bacon, fancy beam and some coin (perry5)
- 315 coins (Kirschbaumm)
- 10,050 coins (ladlasse)
- One stone and 150 coins (katbtodd)
- Trade 1 gave: 1 Enchanter's Essence, 1 Tasting Barrel, Coins. Trade 2 dropped: 1 Gold Nugget, 2 Grapevine Fence, 1 Silver. (AnnirasSweets)
- around 1000 gold and some very common material (Amarice)
- fancy block, iron ore and maybe $1000 plus change (VersaceMorrow)
- one iron, a grape masher deco, and 1000 coins (jkc619)

No trade tickets reported from either trade.

MoonVillage3
01-18-18, 05:16 AM
And I'll be adding whatever I can.. Level 50

ShibuyaCloth
01-18-18, 07:16 AM
Green Grapes Cider Spices Acer Berries Purple Grapes Pears Base Cider Pear Cider Grape Cider Fruit Basket Cider Basket Gift Basket Trade Energy
Vineyard Horse 70 90 540 30 200 90 60 30 40 30 10 3,420


Assumptions:
Green Grapes: 0 (Drops each time from the Pergola, comes for free when seeking purple grapes)
Cider Spices: 3 (3 Defeating a Skunkupine or Fangbeast, spawn comes for free by regular play and chopping trees)
Acer Berries: 5 (Every 5 to grow a tree, 3 drops per tree)
Purple Grapes: 3 (Collecting pergola)
Pears: 0.5 (Drops 2 each harvest)
Energy per Day: 260 (Fully used for the event)

Notes:

With 3 berries per tree, that is 180 tree to chop!!!!
If you invest 260 energy a day in average, you will get the horse at the last minute!
You need to harvest the pear tree 100x, that means 8x a day to make it
You need to harvest in average 7x a day the pergola
You will need 750 Water to make all the cider, not included in the calculation.





http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb710009.png_2v_31020.png
Vineyard Pergola (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_VineyardPergola) - (Card (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-VineyardPergola.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: A vineyard pergola. Produces tasty grapes for ciders. Chance to drop Golden Grapes.
Type: Decoration
Class: Plants
Source: Event
Size: 2x2
Requirements: 500 coins
Sell: item cannot be sold!
Drops: Green Grapes, Golden Grapes, Purple Grapes
Events: The Vineyard - January 2018
Collection: 120 minutes // 2 hours
Collection Speed-up: 8 gems
Cap: 1
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?102837


http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb51198.png_2v_31020.png
Green Grapes (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_GreenGrapes) - (Card (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-GreenGrapes.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: A delicious bundle of green grapes. Used for Crafting.
Type: Material
Source: Harvest
Requirements: 20 gems
Found: Vineyard Pergola
Used for: Fruit Basket
Events: The Vineyard - January 2018
Cap: 99
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?102837


http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb51203.png_2v_31020.png
Cider Spices (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_CiderSpices) - (Card (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-CiderSpices.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: An essential ingredient to making tasty ciders. Can be found by fighting Skunkupines, Fangbeasts, and Fire Boars.
Type: Material
Source: Harvest
Requirements: 40 gems
Found: Skunkupine, Fangbeast, Dire Boar
Events: The Vineyard - January 2018
Cap: 99
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?102837


http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb51223.png_2v_31020.png
Acer Berries (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_AcerBerries) - (Card (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-AcerBerries.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: A delicious berry that grows on the branches of Red Acer Trees and Yellow Acer Trees.
Type: Material
Source: Harvest
Requirements: 5 gems
Found: Acer Trees
Events: The Vineyard - January 2018
Cap: 200
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?102837


http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb51199.png_2v_31020.png
Purple Grapes (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_PurpleGrapes) - (Card (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-PurpleGrapes.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: A delicious bundle of purple grapes. Used for Crafting.
Type: Material
Source: Harvest
Requirements: 25 gems
Found: Vineyard Pergola
Events: The Vineyard - January 2018
Cap: 99
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?102837


http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb710010.png_2v_31020.png
Vineyard Tree (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_VineyardTree) - (Card (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-VineyardTree.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: This tree has a chance to drop the following items: Grapes, Pears, Golden Grapes, Golden Pears. All drops are permanent.
Type: Decoration
Class: Plants
Source: Event
Size: 1x1
Requirements: 225 gems
Drops: Grapes, Pears, Golden Grapes, Golden Pears
Events: The Vineyard - January 2018
Collection: 240 minutes // 4 hours
Collection Speed-up: 16 gems
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?102837


http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb710011.png_2v_31020.png
Pear Tree (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_PearTree) - (Card (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-PearTree.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: A beautiful pear lattice. Produces pears for ciders. Chance to drop Golden Pears.
Type: Decoration
Class: Plants
Source: Purchase
Size: 1x1
Requirements: 100 coins
Sell: item cannot be sold!
Drops: Golden Pears, Pears
Events: The Vineyard - January 2018
Collection: 60 minutes // 1 hour
Collection Speed-up: 4 gems
Cap: 1
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?102837


http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb143010.png_2v_31020.png
Fruit Stand (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_FruitStand) - (Card (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-FruitStand.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: A building for crafting various goods and trades!
Type: Building
Class: Crafting
Source: Event
Size: 1x1
Requirements: 150 coins
Events: The Vineyard - January 2018
Cap: 1
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?102837


http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb143000.png_2v_31020.png
Vineyard Brewery (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_VineyardBrewery) - (Card (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-VineyardBrewery.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: A building for brewing delicious ciders out of fruits!
Type: Building
Class: Crafting
Source: Event
Size: 2x2
Requirements: 1000 coins
Sell: item cannot be sold!
Events: The Vineyard - January 2018
Cap: 1
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?102837


http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb51201.png_2v_31020.png
Pears (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_Pears) - (Card (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-Pears.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: A delicious pear. Used for Crafting.
Type: Material
Source: Harvest
Requirements: 15 gems
Found: Pear Tree
Used for: Fruit Basket
Events: The Vineyard - January 2018
Cap: 99
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?102837


http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb51200.png_2v_31020.png
Golden Grapes (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_GoldenGrapes) - (Card (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-GoldenGrapes.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: A delicious bundle of golden grapes. Used for Crafting.
Type: Material
Source: Harvest
Requirements: 80 gems
Found: Gift Basket Trade, Vineyard Tree, Pear Tree
Used for: Golden Fruit Trade
Events: The Vineyard - January 2018
Cap: 99
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?102837


http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb51202.png_2v_31020.png
Golden Pears (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_GoldenPears) - (Card (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-GoldenPears.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: Are golden pears edible? Used for Crafting.
Type: Material
Source: Harvest
Requirements: 40 gems
Used for: Golden Fruit Trade
Events: The Vineyard - January 2018
Cap: 99
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?102837


http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb51206.png_2v_31020.png
Golden Cider (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_GoldenCider) - (Card (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-GoldenCider.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: A luxurious cider reserved for special occasions. Used for Crafting.
Type: Material
Source: Crafting
Crafted in: Vineyard Brewery
Requirements: 100 gems // 2 Golden Pears, 1 Golden Grapes
Used for: Golden Fruit Trade
Events: The Vineyard - January 2018
Production: 20 minutes
Production Speed-up: 2 gems
Cap: 99
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?102837


http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb51208.png_2v_31020.png
Fruit Basket (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_FruitBasket) - (Card (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-FruitBasket.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: A basket of assorted fruits. Used for Crafting.
Type: Material
Source: Crafting
Crafted in: Fruit Stand
Requirements: 40 gems // 1 Green Grapes, 2 Pears
Used for: Gift Basket Trade
Events: The Vineyard - January 2018
Production: 20 minutes
Production Speed-up: 2 gems
Cap: 99
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?102837


http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb51210.png_2v_31020.png
Gift Basket Trade (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_GiftBasketTrade)
Storable: No
Info: Trade Fruit and Cider Baskets for a chance of the following prizes: Golden Grapes, Vineyard Wall, Vineyard Gate, Grape Lattice, and more!
Type: Trade
Source: Trade
Crafted in: Fruit Stand
Requirements: 4 Fruit Basket, 3 Cider Basket
Drops: Coins, Golden Grapes, Golden Pears, Vineyard Wall, Vineyard Gate, Grape Lattice, Water, Wool, Glimmer Fragment, Roast Chicken, Fish, Coal, Silver Ore, Jewels, Glimmerdust, Stone, Living Wood, Sap, Gem, Iron Ore, Base Cider
Events: The Vineyard - January 2018
Production: 30 minutes
Production Speed-up: 2 gems
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?102837


http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb51211.png_2v_31020.png
Golden Fruit Trade (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_GoldenFruitTrade)
Storable: No
Info: Trade Golden Fruit and Cider for the chance of the following prizes: Golden Apples, Vineyard Decor, Building Materials, and more!
Type: Trade
Source: Trade
Crafted in: Fruit Stand
Requirements: 1 Golden Grapes, 2 Golden Pears, 2 Golden Cider
Drops: Golden Apple, Vineyard Gate, Bacon, Sap, Stone Block, Water, Simple Glue, Wood, Glimmerdust, Fancy Block, Butterfish, Fancy Beam, Stone, Iron Ore
Events: The Vineyard - January 2018
Production: 120 minutes // 2 hours
Production Speed-up: 8 gems
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?102837


http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb51209.png_2v_31020.png
Cider Basket (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_CiderBasket) - (Card (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-CiderBasket.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: A basket full of delicious ciders. Used for Crafting.
Type: Material
Source: Crafting
Crafted in: Fruit Stand
Requirements: 160 gems // 2 Pear Cider, 1 Grape Cider
Used for: Gift Basket Trade
Events: The Vineyard - January 2018
Production: 20 minutes
Production Speed-up: 2 gems
Cap: 99
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?102837


http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb7000073.png_2v_31020.png
Vineyard Wall (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_VineyardWall) - (Card (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-VineyardWall.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: A decorative fence to decorate your kingdom. Complete Gift Basket trades at the Fruit Stand for a chance to find more of this item!
Type: Decoration
Class: Walls
Source: Trade
Crafted in: Vineyard Brewery
Size: 1x1
Sell: 0 coins.
Found: Gift Basket Trade, Golden Fruit Trade
Events: The Vineyard - January 2018
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?102837


http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb7000074.png_2v_31020.png
Vineyard Gate (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_VineyardGate) - (Card (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-VineyardGate.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: A decorative gate to decorate your Kingdom. Complte Gift Basket trades at the Fruit Stand for a chance to find more of this item!
Type: Decoration
Class: Walls
Source: Trade
Size: 2x1
Sell: 0 coins.
Found: Gift Basket Trade, Golden Fruit Trade
Events: The Vineyard - January 2018
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?102837


http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb51207.png_2v_31020.png
Grape Cider (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_GrapeCider) - (Card (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-GrapeCider.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: A sweet cider popular throughout the realm. Used for Crafting.
Type: Material
Source: Crafting
Crafted in: Vineyard Brewery
Requirements: 75 gems // 1 Green Grapes, 1 Purple Grapes, 1 Base Cider
Used for: Cider Basket
Events: The Vineyard - January 2018
Production: 15 minutes
Production Speed-up: 1 gems
Cap: 99
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?102837


http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb51205.png_2v_31020.png
Pear Cider (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_PearCider) - (Card (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-PearCider.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: A tart cider Used for Crafting.
Type: Material
Source: Crafting
Crafted in: Vineyard Brewery
Requirements: 70 gems // 2 Pears, 1 Base Cider, 5 Water
Used for: Cider Basket
Events: The Vineyard - January 2018
Production: 15 minutes
Production Speed-up: 1 gems
Cap: 99
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?102837


http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb51204.png_2v_31020.png
Base Cider (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_BaseCider) - (Card (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-BaseCider.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: A tasty essential used for brewing various ciders. Used for Crafting.
Type: Material
Source: Crafting
Crafted in: Vineyard Brewery
Requirements: 30 gems // 6 Acer Berries, 1 Cider Spices, 5 Water
Used for: Pear Cider, Grape Cider
Events: The Vineyard - January 2018
Production: 10 minutes
Production Speed-up: 1 gems
Cap: 99
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?102837


http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb908059.png_2v_31020.png
Vineyard Horse (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_VineyardHorse) - (Card (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-VineyardHorse.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: This strudy horse is an essential to any vineyard workforce! Chnace to drop Golden Grapes, Golden Pears, and more!
Type: Decoration
Source: Event
Size: 2x1
Drops: Green Grapes, Golden Grapes, Purple Grapes, Golden Pears, Carrots, Fertilizer, Horse Hair, Sugar
Events: The Vineyard - January 2018
Collection: 240 minutes // 4 hours
Collection Speed-up: 16 gems
Cap: 1
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?102837


http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb710006.png_2v_31020.png
Grape Lattice (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inventory2.html#_GrapeLattice) - (Card (http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/inv/CastleStory-GrapeLattice.png))
Storable: Yes
Info: Build a vineyard with these decorative grape lattices! *Grape Lattices do not drop Grapes*
Type: Decoration
Source: Trade
Size: 1x1
Sell: item cannot be sold!
Found: Gift Basket Trade, Golden Fruit Trade
Events: The Vineyard - January 2018
Link: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?102837

mudkipsssssss
01-18-18, 11:19 AM
I'm not sure where to post but I placed the pear tree too early (before the goal asked for it) and now I can't continue with the quest. I tried storing it and placing it again. I tried force closing and restarting the game. But nothing is working!

RevdKathy
01-18-18, 11:25 AM
I would like more than one pear tree, but I can't find it. I placed the one, but can't find any more. Are we only allowed the one?

PikaSquirrel
01-18-18, 11:25 AM
I would like more than one pear tree, but I can't find it. I placed the one, but can't find any more. Are we only allowed the one?

Yup, limit is 1 for the Pear Tree.

topmom952
01-18-18, 11:28 AM
I'm not sure where to post but I placed the pear tree too early (before the goal asked for it) and now I can't continue with the quest. I tried storing it and placing it again. I tried force closing and restarting the game. But nothing is working!

Me too. Please help!

mudkipsssssss
01-18-18, 11:28 AM
But if you can only place one how to do complete the first goal if you placed it before the goal?

PatchXat
01-18-18, 11:28 AM
Can someone please post the backsides of the cards for the trades in the fruit stand? Us Android users can't scroll down the card to see what possible prizes come from each of the trades. Thanks!
Patch Cat :)

riverly
01-18-18, 11:32 AM
Optional goal of chopping Acer trees. Both yellow and red trees drop acer berries. Spawned fangbeast and spawned skunkupine dropped cider spice.

lintupien
01-18-18, 11:33 AM
I'm not sure where to post but I placed the pear tree too early (before the goal asked for it) and now I can't continue with the quest. I tried storing it and placing it again. I tried force closing and restarting the game. But nothing is working!

I made the same mistake. :( I hope this gets resolved soon.

LuluBellax
01-18-18, 11:34 AM
Goal 1
- Place Vineyard Pergola
- collect from Vineyard Pergola (2h timer)

Goal 2
- Build a Fruit Stand
- Place a Pear Tree
- Pick Pears from the Pear Tree (1) (1h timer)
- Make a Fruit Basket (1)

Goal 2 triggers 3 timed goals:

1) A Delicious Pairing (time to complete 2h)
Gather Pears (2)
reward: 100 coins, 1xp, 4 pears

2) Berry Delicious (time to complete 3h)
Gather Acer Berries (15) - from Acer Trees
reward: 100 coins, 1xp, 2 grapes

3) Basket Case (time to complete 24h)
Make Fruit Baskets (5) - at the fruit stand (1 grape, 2 pears - time 20min)
reward: 100 coins, 1xp, 2 grapes

PrincessCupOButter
01-18-18, 11:36 AM
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Placing the pergola, pear tree and cart trigger optional, timed, side goals. These are not required to proceed, but help to get ahead.

I completed the 1st one before getting a screen shot... it is 2 hours to chop acer trees, collect 15 acer berries. The reward is two golden grapes.

elejem12
01-18-18, 11:38 AM
I made the same mistake. :( I hope this gets resolved soon.

Me too!!

RogueDagger
01-18-18, 11:38 AM
I'm lvl 50
Goal #1
?Build a fruit stand 500 coins
Limit 1
?Place a pear tree 100 coins
limit 1
?Collect from pear tree (4?) wasn't paying attention sorry lol 1hr to collect 4gems to speed up drops 2 pears
?Make a fruit basket (1) 20 min
1 green grapes needed from pergola which had a 2 hr timer, 8 gems to speed up. Has dropped green and purple grapes grapes for me so far.

Vineyard tree in sales 225 gems supposedly drops all needed items and is cute (I won't be getting so another will need to post drops and quantity)

Yellow AND red aver trees are needed in this event so far.

Goal #2
? Build vineyard brewery 1000 coins
? Fight off skunkupine 1
? Gather cider spices 1 (skunks/fangbeast/dire boar)
? Brew the cider base 1
(Done in the brewery)
6 berries from trees, 1 cider spice
5 water takes 10 mins

-5 grape/vine walls (deco) given as reward for goal completion

PikaSquirrel
01-18-18, 11:41 AM
I made the same mistake. :( I hope this gets resolved soon.

Looking into this now.

mudkipsssssss
01-18-18, 11:45 AM
415424154341544

Placing the pergola, pear tree and cart trigger optional, timed, side goals. These are not required to proceed, but help to get ahead.

I completed the 1st one before getting a screen shot... it is 2 hours to chop acer trees, collect 15 acer berries. The reward is two golden grapes.

But if you can't place the tree you can't get the main prize :(

LiriTanglethorn
01-18-18, 11:45 AM
I too made the mistake of placing the pear tree too soon :(

lintupien
01-18-18, 11:47 AM
Looking into this now.

Thank you! :D

Has anyone tested if there's any difference between yellow and red acer trees in drop rates? I'm getting only one or two berries per tree from the red ones so I was wondering are yellow trees any better.

Add: I chopped three and a half red acer trees for 10 berries..

katbtodd
01-18-18, 11:49 AM
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Could we have more info on this ,,like timer.

hagypagy
01-18-18, 11:49 AM
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kindefarm1890
01-18-18, 11:52 AM
Looks like I am not the only one who made the mistake with the pear tree. Hope it is resolved soon.

I received cider spices from a dire boar.

livingforthelord
01-18-18, 11:59 AM
I'm not sure where to post but I placed the pear tree too early (before the goal asked for it) and now I can't continue with the quest. I tried storing it and placing it again. I tried force closing and restarting the game. But nothing is working!

I made the same mistake. Please help

kolakid2
01-18-18, 12:07 PM
Also placed early...cant complete goal !

AnnirasSweets
01-18-18, 12:08 PM
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Could we have more info on this ,,like timer.

It has a 4 hr timer. I'll report back what drops I get after my first collection.

maridadi
01-18-18, 12:08 PM
1) A Delicious Pairing (time to complete 2h)
Gather Pears (2)
reward: 100 coins, 1xp, 4 pears

Follow up to the delicious pairing goal is A Pair a Day:
Gather green grapes X3
Gather pears X6
7 hour timer

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sammiuk
01-18-18, 12:17 PM
I made the same mistake. Please help

I placed my pear tree after goal started and it still isn?t showing up as being placed so I can?t continue with the quest either
So far this is a bust to begin a quest
As I sped collecting twice for 8 gems thinking that it might spring it in to acknowledgement. No notta

christinefourtounis
01-18-18, 12:21 PM
Agh I placed the pear tree early as well. :( the one time I don’t read the forum before I start.

PurpleScorpion76
01-18-18, 12:23 PM
Hey S8, thanks for the 7 Hour quest to gather pears and grapes while the UK sleeps. Unless I?m really lucky I?m unlikely to get this one. It would be really nice if you could notify how much time it?ll be followed by the ?this is a timed quest click go when you?re ready? button, before it?s activated next time.

spyd58
01-18-18, 12:23 PM
Sounds like the boat is full of early pear tree placers- me included. Cannot proceed until glitch is fixed.

1knitter
01-18-18, 12:25 PM
Since it's a quick timed side goal, I wanted to let everyone know that I only had to collect from the tree once to get my two pears.

PurpleScorpion76
01-18-18, 12:25 PM
Follow up to the delicious pairing goal is A Pair a Day:
Gather green grapes X3
Gather pears X6
7 hour timer

41550

This is the quest that is useless to those of us in the UK. Most of us will be in bed in 2 hours for 7 or so. 😟

Denkris111
01-18-18, 12:26 PM
It's fixed!! My goal just logged off :)

spyd58
01-18-18, 12:27 PM
whoah! Glitch has just been fixed! Onward!

PurpleScorpion76
01-18-18, 12:29 PM
Since it's a quick timed side goal, I wanted to let everyone know that I only had to collect from the tree once to get my two pears.

Yes me too!

spyd58
01-18-18, 12:31 PM
Wondering now if 225 gem vineyard tree is worth the purchase

RevdKathy
01-18-18, 12:36 PM
This is the quest that is useless to those of us in the UK. Most of us will be in bed in 2 hours for 7 or so. 😟

That was my thought. I guess you can't win them all. I'm off to bed in an hour or so for an early start tomorrow.

PikaSquirrel
01-18-18, 12:38 PM
I made the same mistake. Please help

This has been fixed, if you already have the Pear Tree, that task should be complete now. If you don't see it complete yet, please try force closing (restarting) the game. If that still won't complete the task, let me know!

sandisin
01-18-18, 12:43 PM
Are we allowed to have only 1 pear tree?

maridadi
01-18-18, 12:43 PM
This is the quest that is useless to those of us in the UK. Most of us will be in bed in 2 hours for 7 or so. ��

I’m in the same boat. Must go to sleep now since we are 2 hours ahead of UK. Will catch up tomorrow

christinefourtounis
01-18-18, 12:44 PM
The pear tree issue is now resolved for me so hopefully it is for everyone else as well. :)

tigarlilyvol
01-18-18, 12:46 PM
Are we allowed to have only 1 pear tree?

Yes just one bought with coins

AinoDK
01-18-18, 12:47 PM
I’m in the same boat. Must go to sleep now since we are 2 hours ahead of UK. Will catch up tomorrow

Won"t be able to finish the 7h quest either. But this is an American game!

robotparade
01-18-18, 12:51 PM
I'm so tired of the game resetting itself and erasing my progress. I won't be spending for gems this event. Might not even do the event. So frustrating to constantly see the game reset and erase my work. Jumping through hoops that disappear.

Good luck, all. :) I probably won't be joining you for this one.

SpiritWind00
01-18-18, 01:06 PM
Hi all! Ok, I've plugged in as much info as I've time for. Jesslc41 will keep working on recording goals for us. Thanks Jess!!!! Please help her by continuing to post goals. Thankfully there aren't too many. Looks like it's more of a crafting-fest. If you need me, send a PM, otherwise, happy harvesting! :)

PatchXat
01-18-18, 01:13 PM
I didn't catch the goal name but it had "expired" when I actually completed it in plenty of time. It had to do with brewing. Has this happened to anyone else? Can you catch the goal name before you get mad and hit the red finish button for me please?

ashley224
01-18-18, 01:14 PM
My first and second collections from the vineyard pergola yielded one green grape each. Did anyone get better?

lintupien
01-18-18, 01:18 PM
I didn't catch the goal name but it had "expired" when I actually completed it in plenty of time. It had to do with brewing. Has this happened to anyone else? Can you catch the goal name before you get mad and hit the red finish button for me please?

Was it "The basics of brewing"? Brew 3 base ciders.

asdfgh123654
01-18-18, 01:23 PM
There are three new timed goals when you place the brewery.

"The basics of brewery"(50min) - Brew Base cider x3
"A fight is brewing"(3hrs) - fight 3 fangbeasts
"Cider essentials"(3hrs) - Gather 5 cider spices

Destiel0918
01-18-18, 01:25 PM
Those timers are insanely short! It took me way longer to grow acer trees from start, ant then chope them enough to make those wines...but timer is only like 1 hour. Each craft would be like 10 minutes x3 = 30 minutes for crafts only...impossible, if you don't have tons of energy or already grown acer trees.

asdfgh123654
01-18-18, 01:27 PM
Goal 4:
Harvest green grapes x1
Harvest purple grapes x1
Brew Grape Cider x1

This goal also triggers another timed one "Brewing curiosity" (13hrs) - Brew Grape Cider x3

meme1098
01-18-18, 01:41 PM
Well, I have way too much going on in RL so not sure if I'll get this one done.

Good luck everybody.

Destiel0918
01-18-18, 01:43 PM
Buying the value pack fullfilled most of my timed goals!

MoonVillage3
01-18-18, 01:51 PM
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MoonVillage3
01-18-18, 01:54 PM
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PatchXat
01-18-18, 02:03 PM
Was it "The basics of brewing"? Brew 3 base ciders.

I bet that was it. I had only brewed one overlooking needing to brew 3 so I only thought I had it completed. Good luck to those who do complete it!

maryamhjm
01-18-18, 02:05 PM
I didn't catch the goal name but it had "expired" when I actually completed it in plenty of time. It had to do with brewing. Has this happened to anyone else? Can you catch the goal name before you get mad and hit the red finish button for me please?

Mine too, it was with collecting 2 pears which I did within timeframe, but was expired in goal book

swu7
01-18-18, 02:17 PM
The 2nd post says there is a limit of 2 for the fruit stand (crafting building), but I was only able to place 1 and don?t see the option to buy another. Is this correct?

MoonVillage3
01-18-18, 02:18 PM
The 2nd post says there is a limit of 2 for the fruit stand (crafting building), but I was only able to place 1 and don?t see the option to buy another. Is this correct?
I tried to place a second but it was not possible. So I assume it's only one.

Destiel0918
01-18-18, 02:20 PM
Well, goals 4 and 5 have both triggered ANOTHER timed goals.

Goal 5:

Pick Pears 0/3 tend
Brew Pear cider 0/2 Brew (skip 140 gems)
Make Cider basket 0/1 make (160 gems)

This triggered timed goal ( you have 6 hours for this goal) : Brew Pear Cider 0 /5 ( skip 350 g)

alexversailles
01-18-18, 02:20 PM
No constant upgrading of a building collecting and making same stuff over and over again, this event is so different and I love it! Well done team, great job! ☺️

Destiel0918
01-18-18, 02:21 PM
Triggered from goal 4 ( 13 hours):

Brew Grape cider 0/3. ( Skip 75 gems). rewards 100 coins; 1 xp; 4 golden pears.

topmom952
01-18-18, 02:22 PM
Can't brew any cider.:( One full hour, 30 energy, and not one beast! Usually I can't do anything without spawning something.

Destiel0918
01-18-18, 02:23 PM
Vineyard Brewery:

Base Cider - 6 Acer Berries + 1 Cider Spices + 5 water ( 10 min)

Pear Cider = 2 pears + 1 base cider + 5 water ( 15 minutes)

Grape cieder = 1 green grape + 1 purple grape + 1 base cieder ( 15 minutes)

Golden Cieder= 2 goldern pears + 1 golden grapes = 20 minutes

PikaSquirrel
01-18-18, 02:34 PM
I tried to place a second but it was not possible. So I assume it's only one.

Fruit Stand limit is 1.

bj2500
01-18-18, 02:39 PM
my base cider and golden cider are not registering in my fruit stand. they are showing in my inventory tho.

nuttyangel_69
01-18-18, 02:44 PM
Anyone noticed a sudden lack in beasts all of a sudden now the goal has started? Usually I end up wasting energy as boars and fangs are constantly popping up when I am chopping or collecting on a normal day. Tried to do the timed fight 5 fangbeasts goal; used up my entire energy and not even one spawned!!
(And no, I didn't have another beast sat somewhere. I triple checked before starting!)

gorrith
01-18-18, 02:46 PM
Ok, I just lost my brewing basics quest completion due to your rewind bug as I completed it and then put my phone down. Come back and it’s now not completed and expired :mad::mad::mad::mad: I’m soooo annoyed with this ongoing bug.

Queenzod
01-18-18, 02:47 PM
Anyone noticed a sudden lack in beasts all of a sudden now the goal has started? Usually I end up wasting energy as boars and fangs are constantly popping up when I am chopping or collecting on a normal day. Tried to do the timed fight 5 fangbeasts goal; used up my entire energy and not even one spawned!!
(And no, I didn't have another beast sat somewhere. I triple checked before starting!)

YES! This is sooooooo irritating! I?ve checked 50+ farmhouses and nothing. 35+ corn and nothing. This is garbage and I?m angry.

PurpleScorpion76
01-18-18, 02:52 PM
Won"t be able to finish the 7h quest either. But this is an American game!

Yep! Sometimes it sucks not being American. I blame the Atlantic. Lol. We have the same issue with the 7th day of a Monster Hunt. Only a few hours to slay all beasts.

BufftonHeights
01-18-18, 02:52 PM
No constant upgrading of a building collecting and making same stuff over and over again, this event is so different and I love it! Well done team, great job! ☺️

Yes, I am ECSTATIC not to have to upgrade a building over and over. Brewing cider and making baskets is fun, and they are so pretty.

sleepymama2122
01-18-18, 02:58 PM
Anyone noticed a sudden lack in beasts all of a sudden now the goal has started? Usually I end up wasting energy as boars and fangs are constantly popping up when I am chopping or collecting on a normal day. Tried to do the timed fight 5 fangbeasts goal; used up my entire energy and not even one spawned!!
(And no, I didn't have another beast sat somewhere. I triple checked before starting!)

Not a single fangbeast. Nothing is triggering them 😢

Kirschbaumm
01-18-18, 03:02 PM
Won"t be able to finish the 7h quest either. But this is an American game!

So is it then? And why can I purchase it in the German App-Store? I know that America comes first nowadays. That doesn?t mean that we’re delighted to live on your crumbs. And as long Storm8 takes my Euros this game is international. And if they want to get cash from all over the world, it would be advisable that they should think of the all time zones not only those in the US.
An additional button for starting those timed goals sounds very good to me.

Tanks_Nurse08
01-18-18, 03:03 PM
I just started this event, went to kindom goal and already 2 of them expired! Seriously how can they expire when it just started, another one expires in 15 minutes, you have to make 3 ciders which is 10 minutes and you have 15 minutes? Someone is hitting the cider too heavy if they don't see how this is starting out bad!

nuttyangel_69
01-18-18, 03:07 PM
It's ridiculous!

MoonVillage3
01-18-18, 03:07 PM
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nuttyangel_69
01-18-18, 03:08 PM
YES! This is sooooooo irritating! I?ve checked 50+ farmhouses and nothing. 35+ corn and nothing. This is garbage and I?m angry.

Me too! It is beyond ridiculous!

nuttyangel_69
01-18-18, 03:08 PM
Not a single fangbeast. Nothing is triggering them ��

I know! It's stupid!

Tanks_Nurse08
01-18-18, 03:10 PM
Not a single fangbeast. Nothing is triggering them 😢

Ditto for me as well, but when you don't want or need them you can't get rid of them, or you get the wrong beast! Frustrating!

kattkrazie
01-18-18, 03:11 PM
For players having trouble finding monsters, they are in the acer trees. I was able to complete the fight fangbeast goal by just chopping yellow acers. I also got several skunks as well. Farmhouses were a bust for me.

nuttyangel_69
01-18-18, 03:16 PM
For players having trouble finding monsters, they are in the acer trees. I was able to complete the fight fangbeast goal by just chopping yellow acers. I also got several skunks as well. Farmhouses were a bust for me.

I have chopped 30 acre trees and got one skunk. Maybe I'm just very unlucky!

BufftonHeights
01-18-18, 03:18 PM
FYI - first collection from the gem tree - two purple grapes

ShibuyaCloth
01-18-18, 03:21 PM
Pics are in:
https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?102837-Castle-Story-event-1-18-What-s-Eating-Baron-s-Grapes&p=1487096&viewfull=1#post1487096

MoonVillage3
01-18-18, 03:22 PM
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Sirelie
01-18-18, 03:23 PM
Anyone noticed a sudden lack in beasts all of a sudden now the goal has started? Usually I end up wasting energy as boars and fangs are constantly popping up when I am chopping or collecting on a normal day. Tried to do the timed fight 5 fangbeasts goal; used up my entire energy and not even one spawned!!
(And no, I didn't have another beast sat somewhere. I triple checked before starting!)

Yes, it's the same for me :-(
With the beginning of this timed goal, beast has stopped appearing.

ShibuyaCloth
01-18-18, 03:24 PM
Anyone can post the Vineyard Tree inventory card?

Destiel0918
01-18-18, 03:27 PM
Anyone can post the Vineyard Tree inventory card?

Look at page 3 post 22 - it is there

kattkrazie
01-18-18, 03:35 PM
I have chopped 30 acre trees and got one skunk. Maybe I'm just very unlucky!

Yep, very unlucky. I spawned about 6 monsters from 8 acers.

PrincessCelestian
01-18-18, 03:41 PM
For players having trouble finding monsters, they are in the acer trees. I was able to complete the fight fangbeast goal by just chopping yellow acers. I also got several skunks as well. Farmhouses were a bust for me.

They aren?t hiding in my acer trees and I chopped at least 10 or 13 without a single one. I ended up getting two total. So far not really enjoying this event. Like the graphics and concept. Hate that it?s something you have to be checking constantly and the side goals are both distracting and difficult to accomplish. I am not into the new idea that having 6-8 goals going at one time during a timed event is a good thing.

AnnirasSweets
01-18-18, 03:41 PM
I'm surprised that there are no new items in the market for this event. Usually we can buy extra prize walls/arches or spend gems to get a second of whatever deco (in this case the Pear Tree) needed for the event. I'm not complaining as I already accidentally spent my gems on the Vineyard Tree, I just find it odd.

christinefourtounis
01-18-18, 03:44 PM
I am really enjoying this event but only because, being a teacher, I’m in the middle of my summer holidays. Usually on a Friday I would be at work right now so an event with lots of mini timed goals wouldn’t be possible. But, since I am on holidays and can participate - I’m loving it!!! Even when I miss a goal I’m not angry because at least I’m not leveling a building with the same materials over and over again :)

PrincessCelestian
01-18-18, 03:46 PM
Yep! Sometimes it sucks not being American. I blame the Atlantic. Lol. We have the same issue with the 7th day of a Monster Hunt. Only a few hours to slay all beasts.

Don?t feel too bad. I would give up the 7 hour quest to not live in America right now. I have spent loads of time in Britain (hubby is British) and never wanted to live there. These past two time, I was trying to scheme about how we could stay. Even he wants to go back and he has never been that way before.

ShibuyaCloth
01-18-18, 03:49 PM
Look at page 3 post 22 - it is there

Not the inventory card, that is the market card, and I have it as well.

PrincessCelestian
01-18-18, 03:51 PM
Oh look at that. Monster goal is expired and they have all shown back up! They must have gotten lost in Kattkrazie?s kingdom!

kattkrazie
01-18-18, 03:54 PM
Oh look at that. Monster goal is expired and they have all shown back up! They must have gotten lost in Kattkrazie?s kingdom!

I can only post what works for me. Just chopped 4 more acers and got 2 more skunks. Nothing from farmhouses.

AnnirasSweets
01-18-18, 03:59 PM
Anyone can post the Vineyard Tree inventory card?

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Just collected from it and it dropped 4 Pears and 2 Purple Grapes.

It's interesting it states the drops are "permanent", it makes it sound like these items will be useful after the event.

kattkrazie
01-18-18, 03:59 PM
Inventory card for SB:

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PrincessCelestian
01-18-18, 04:09 PM
Goal 5: Complete 10 gift basket trades (requires 4 fruit baskets and 3 cider baskets)

TheRuneRealm
01-18-18, 04:11 PM
So is it then? And why can I purchase it in the German App-Store? I know that America comes first nowadays. That doesn?t mean that we?re delighted to live on your crumbs. And as long Storm8 takes my Euros this game is international. And if they want to get cash from all over the world, it would be advisable that they should think of the all time zones not only those in the US.
An additional button for starting those timed goals sounds very good for me.

I absolutely agree, another one on my long list of reasons why I shoudnt give s8 anymore of my money. Too bad, I like the grafics of the game. But these short time goals makes the overall achievement more difficult for some = unfair. I placed all the needed buildings (except gem tree) but because of the time issue, this is one event thats not going to work for me :-( sigh.
S8: not very considerate of you!

DeeDeeBird70
01-18-18, 04:14 PM
Ok, I just lost my brewing basics quest completion due to your rewind bug as I completed it and then put my phone down. Come back and it?s now not completed and expired :mad::mad::mad::mad: I?m soooo annoyed with this ongoing bug.

I completed it with time left and it just flashed and then later I found it expired. There was no obvious rewind unless that was the flash I saw.

bigtail2
01-18-18, 04:17 PM
One green grape every two hours looks problematic.....

TheRuneRealm
01-18-18, 04:20 PM
Yes, I am ECSTATIC not to have to upgrade a building over and over. Brewing cider and making baskets is fun, and they are so pretty.

I agree to the relief over not upgrading a building, but it also confuses me: what is the overall goal to keep crafting baskets etc? I suppose its trades for Golden friut for future use..?

jackylina29
01-18-18, 04:24 PM
No animal spawns from trres for me either usually rate is better....they want us to buy traps or miss out I bet they spawn more often once the timed goal ends..

PrincessCelestian
01-18-18, 04:34 PM
FYI - first collection from the gem tree - two purple grapes

My first was two purple grapes and 4 pears

MeganT87
01-18-18, 04:39 PM
Is this permanent? Like the option to continue to collect grapes and make baskets and cider after the 14 days??

Destiel0918
01-18-18, 05:07 PM
Is this permanent? Like the option to continue to collect grapes and make baskets and cider after the 14 days??

Would make sense as the tree is told to be permanent item....

I think the timer is for the horse?

cccymaaa
01-18-18, 05:20 PM
Why there are so many side goals??? Is it going to be like that for the next 14 days???

HuckleTown
01-18-18, 05:24 PM
Why there are so many side goals??? Is it going to be like that for the next 14 days???

I know, I'm so confused. And these 30 min, 48 min 2 hours side goals don't work for US people either. It's ridiculous and if this is what the next 14 days will be like, I'm out.

topmom952
01-18-18, 05:32 PM
Anyone noticed a sudden lack in beasts all of a sudden now the goal has started? Usually I end up wasting energy as boars and fangs are constantly popping up when I am chopping or collecting on a normal day. Tried to do the timed fight 5 fangbeasts goal; used up my entire energy and not even one spawned!!
(And no, I didn't have another beast sat somewhere. I triple checked before starting!)

Oh yeah! I can't spawn anything. So many goals missed. Must have killed them all during the beast hunt!

ratdogs4
01-18-18, 05:40 PM
Goal 5: Complete 10 gift basket trades (requires 4 fruit baskets and 3 cider baskets)
Is that the last goal of the 14 day quest or do you think another set of quests will pop up?

PrincessCelestian
01-18-18, 05:44 PM
Is that the last goal of the 14 day quest or do you think another set of quests will pop up?

I don?t know but it seems like an awfully big goal for more to come after. We?ll probably have to have a gem speeder to tell us. The grapes dropping only every two hours will make this goal take a loooooong Time.

carletonisland
01-18-18, 05:53 PM
I didn't catch the goal name but it had "expired" when I actually completed it in plenty of time. It had to do with brewing. Has this happened to anyone else? Can you catch the goal name before you get mad and hit the red finish button for me please?

Yes, this happened to me. I had 38 minutes to go, when I collected my third cider base, I looked, and it said expired. It happened to me earlier on the collect two pears, but I thought I was wrong. But now I was positive on this one that I still had plenty of time.

LiriTanglethorn
01-18-18, 06:14 PM
My 3x base goal expired early, too

I'm not too worried about it though, these short ones are "get ahead" goals that only make the main tasks easier. They're not crucial.

Destiel0918
01-18-18, 06:15 PM
The last goal: Complete 10 basket trades - NO timed goals popped up for me. ( Unless you count that you have 13 days to make it)

Rewards are: + 1000 coins; + 10 xp; + horse

PrincessCelestian
01-18-18, 06:32 PM
On another note, as a hard core cider drinker, why are we making cider with grapes? You make cider with apples. . .

Galadraal
01-18-18, 06:33 PM
Hey S8, thanks for the 7 Hour quest to gather pears and grapes while the UK sleeps. Unless I?m really lucky I?m unlikely to get this one. It would be really nice if you could notify how much time it?ll be followed by the ?this is a timed quest click go when you?re ready? button, before it?s activated next time.
Agree 100%. I was wandering around the grocery store waiting for a prescription when I started and kept activating the limited time goals. Stupid me should have checked the forum pages first

jackylina29
01-18-18, 06:42 PM
I knew once the timed goals ended I would start getting fangbeasts chopped 6 in a row nothing now that it's expired I got 2 in less then 10 chops....

Cjeblb
01-18-18, 06:46 PM
How do you craft the golden cider? Doesnt show up on the forge or workshop

Destiel0918
01-18-18, 06:54 PM
How do you craft the golden cider? Doesnt show up on the forge or workshop

It is in Vineyard Brewery - takes 2 golden pears and 1 golden grape to craft ( 20 minutes).

Cjeblb
01-18-18, 06:56 PM
Where do you get the brewery

lintupien
01-18-18, 06:57 PM
How do you craft the golden cider? Doesnt show up on the forge or workshop

In Wineyard Brewery, it's a new building and you'll get it after triggering a brewing goal.

ashley224
01-18-18, 07:00 PM
Where do you get the brewery

The brewery is in the market under the features tab.

AnnirasSweets
01-18-18, 07:18 PM
It seems to me that the Fruit Stand is sort of like the Snowy Workshop wherein after the event we can still collect the grapes/pears to trade for items.

I like that it will be useful after the 14 days are over but I'm not overly enthused that what we are awarded for the last two trades will be random. However I'll admit I'm pretty interested to see what items will be given for the trades since the "and more!" they state is super vague.

The Vineyard Decor is cute and building materials are always nice to get but it would be nice if they published a list of possible drops so we could decide if it was worth the time and effort.

LadyFencer
01-18-18, 07:26 PM
Anyone noticed a sudden lack in beasts all of a sudden now the goal has started? Usually I end up wasting energy as boars and fangs are constantly popping up when I am chopping or collecting on a normal day. Tried to do the timed fight 5 fangbeasts goal; used up my entire energy and not even one spawned!!
(And no, I didn't have another beast sat somewhere. I triple checked before starting!)

Ditto. Was getting beasts all over the place the past couple of weeks. Since this event started, TWO.

LadyFencer
01-18-18, 07:34 PM
All those little quests coming at the same time made them completely worthless, especially since the beasts are not spawning now. That was ridiculous to get bombarded with them.

Destiel0918
01-18-18, 07:47 PM
All those little quests coming at the same time made them completely worthless, especially since the beasts are not spawning now. That was ridiculous to get bombarded with them.

I agree, there was not enough time to complete them. Most don't have all sorts of trees constantly ready to chop, it took time to grow and then chop them....at the same time to fight monsters and collect water for wines - too much at the same time.

PatchXat
01-18-18, 07:54 PM
Was it "The basics of brewing"? Brew 3 base ciders.


I agree, there was not enough time to complete them. Most don't have all sorts of trees constantly ready to chop, it took time to grow and then chop them....at the same time to fight monsters and collect water for wines - too much at the same time.

I agree as well. A very frustrating start to the event for me. It's bedtime here for me in the US and I still have 3 or 4 times goals that won't be doable because I plan to sleep tonight. I wish there would have been an opt-in for the timed side goals! Or have more doable time limits!

PrincessCelestian
01-18-18, 07:54 PM
First fruit basket trade brought back 3 wools, 100 coins and a glimmer fragment. Can?t exactly call that impressive. Let?s hope the golden trade is better.

PrincessCelestian
01-18-18, 07:55 PM
Golden trade takes two hours

PatchXat
01-18-18, 07:55 PM
Was it "The basics of brewing"? Brew 3 base ciders.


First fruit basket trade brought back 3 wools, 100 coins and a glimmer fragment. Can?t exactly call that impressive. Let?s hope the golden trade is better.

Thanks for posting what you got :)

Cjeblb
01-18-18, 07:57 PM
How do you trigger it

kidsby4
01-18-18, 08:56 PM
Yes, this happened to me. I had 38 minutes to go, when I collected my third cider base, I looked, and it said expired. It happened to me earlier on the collect two pears, but I thought I was wrong. But now I was positive on this one that I still had plenty of time.

Yes the pear goal expired on me. I meant to come back in 1hr got delayed and the goal was gone. But my pergola still had time on it and it was started before the 2hr quest. And 2hrs was tough because it takes 1hr to collect pears! But I was willing to gem speed my 2nd collection. Glad I checked but annoyed it was expired before the 2hrs.

ladyperidot
01-18-18, 09:01 PM
Yes, this happened to me. I had 38 minutes to go, when I collected my third cider base, I looked, and it said expired. It happened to me earlier on the collect two pears, but I thought I was wrong. But now I was positive on this one that I still had plenty of time.

I think a couple of mine expired before I even saw them. And one popped up with a 50 minute timer. really??!! What's up with that

riverly
01-18-18, 09:10 PM
The start of this event was a whirlwind. I did have grown acer trees from some expansions so those first ones were easy for me. I guess looking back at how it all went down, I wish I had known the triggers for the side goals. But how could I have known? Anyway it's all going to come down to waiting on grapes, so next few side goals will be impossible for me. Time for me to get some Zzzzzzz.

I just found some vineyard walls in my inventory. I guess I got them sometime during the fast and furious.

BiteMe111
01-18-18, 09:32 PM
I'm mostly getting monsters from harvesting crops. If you activate the "harvest twice the crops" boost before collecting, it also doubles the energy you get back, so the loss of energy is minimal. So I just plant and collect strawberries and cocoa for sundaes and have gotten quite a few monsters there.

MacieQueen
01-18-18, 09:35 PM
Oh yeah! I can't spawn anything. So many goals missed. Must have killed them all during the beast hunt!

I had chopped several red acre trees and spawned nothing. Then I chopped the first yellow acre tree, and spawn a Skunkupines immediately.

ethan1brothers
01-18-18, 09:43 PM
arent these side goals optional? it just helps out a bit but doesn't mean much if they expire? I know in my game they say something to that effect

tan5314
01-18-18, 09:46 PM
How can I get purple grapes? The vineyard pergola gives 1 green grape every 2 hours, that's all.

riverly
01-18-18, 10:01 PM
arent these side goals optional? it just helps out a bit but doesn't mean much if they expire? I know in my game they say something to that effectyes. They are optional. I was fortunate to have monsters spawn when I needed them and to have some trees ready, so thus I did them.
In my opinion, for the late starters , if you want to do the side goals, you better just take a step back and just concentrate on collecting grapes.
I'm letting the later sidegoals expire.

LiriTanglethorn
01-18-18, 10:22 PM
First Fruit Basket trade: 5060 Coins and 1 Water. Seriously? After all that work!

RevdKathy
01-18-18, 10:52 PM
Do the trades give trade tickets? If so, this would be a useful addition to the game, and I might save for the tree.

Sirelie
01-18-18, 10:59 PM
My Vineyard pergola drops only green grapes - for 7 chops :-(
I dislike "S8 random items" - I need purple grapes too :-(
(And golden, but I know, golden is very rare.)

christinefourtounis
01-18-18, 11:25 PM
I cannot seem to get purple grapes. My timed event for grape cider is going to run out because it is not giving me purple grapes at all!!! I completely understand random drops from things like trees but Random drops from something you can only collect from every two hours is frustrating.

eastie41
01-18-18, 11:31 PM
Just want to chime in that monsters are not spawning for me . Zero. No other monsters on my game. I've used at least 100 energies, tried various spawning actions (crops, animals, buildings, flowers, etc. ) and Nothing.


Can the Mod ask the developer team to look into this. Seems this is an issue for us. Thanks!



Ditto. Was getting beasts all over the place the past couple of weeks. Since this event started, TWO.

fazerJan
01-19-18, 12:46 AM
Goal 6 = Complete !!!! 10 !!!! Gift Basket Trades.
If i did the calculations right, this will take:

70 Green Grapes
30 Purple Grapes
200 Pears
60 Pear Cider
30 Grape Cider
90 Base Cider
540 Acer Berries
90 Cider Spices
750 Water
40 Fruit Baskets
30 Cider Baskets

My strategy is to focus on brewing the ciders when possible.
Set Timers on Pear Tree & Vineyard Tree & Vineyard Pergola.
Chop and grow acer trees as much as possible
Keep my water level high enough since it takes 750!

Since monsters spawn from chopping trees and gathering water from wells / ponds i do not focus on farmhouses just yet.
Maybe the last 7 days, but first see how it goes the first week......

I hate to let chopped wood go to waste, so since the cap is 99 for wood, i make a lot of Fancy Beams (10 wood) / Living wood (20 wood) / Builder's Paste (25 wood) during this event.

When an event requires to chop rocks, i make Fancy Blocks..........

Best regards,

FazerJan
The Netherlands

maryamhjm
01-19-18, 01:15 AM
Anyone noticed a sudden lack in beasts all of a sudden now the goal has started? Usually I end up wasting energy as boars and fangs are constantly popping up when I am chopping or collecting on a normal day. Tried to do the timed fight 5 fangbeasts goal; used up my entire energy and not even one spawned!!
(And no, I didn't have another beast sat somewhere. I triple checked before starting!)

Spawning skunkupines or fangbeasts are difficult for me too, but I spawn lots of dire boars by my wells and they give cider spices as well

lintupien
01-19-18, 01:48 AM
I did my first golden fruit trade, got some coins, bacon and
grape masher thingy (5 chops, a chance for purple petal or water)

415984159941600

nuttyangel_69
01-19-18, 01:58 AM
Ditto. Was getting beasts all over the place the past couple of weeks. Since this event started, TWO.

I've had one skunk that I got from a tree. I've had no fangs or boars from any of the usual places. Nothing at all!! Really, really annoyed at this quest already!!

atiragram
01-19-18, 02:59 AM
I see that the triggering of the first timed goals has already been corrected. I thought I could delay them by not pacing the fruit stand, but they popped up immediately after completing goal 1.
The next goals, where it is said ?tbc? in the 2nd post, are also triggered by completing goal 2, I?m quite certain. Whether or not you pace the items (brewery in this case) does not make a difference.
As to acer trees, not sure whether that was already mentioned:
Yellow acer trees are slightly more expensive, but they have a 5 min timer to water, while red ones have a 10 min timer. For completing the timed goal, this makes a difference (they grow into choppable trees in half the time).

jbfps116
01-19-18, 03:56 AM
the grape masher is a leftover item from the vinyard estate event. don't bother chopping it

PrincessCelestian
01-19-18, 03:58 AM
I did my first golden fruit trade, got some coins, bacon and
grape masher thingy (5 chops, a chance for purple petal or water)

415984159941600

My first gold trade brought me 10,000 coins and a sap. Not too shabby about the 10,000 coins but still pretty wah wah.

lintupien
01-19-18, 04:08 AM
My first gold trade brought me 10,000 coins and a sap. Not too shabby about the 10,000 coins but still pretty wah wah.

I'm suuuure there are great items in the gold trade, they're just rare.. :rolleyes:

AnnirasSweets
01-19-18, 04:23 AM
Gift Basket Trade Results so far have included:
Coins (anywhere from 100 to over 5000), 1 Fish, 2 Bacon, 1 Roast Chicken, 4 Coal, 1 Silver, 1 Jewel, 1 Glimmerdust, 1 Stone,
1 Living Wood, 1 Sap, 4 Water, 2 Golden Grapes, 3 Vineyard Walls, 2 Grape Lattice, 1 Gem

I'm getting the impression the 'rewards' for this trade are pretty basic excluding the Golden Grapes/Pears and the new decos. Speaking of, the Grape Lattice is super cute and I hope to get more.

jesslc41
01-19-18, 04:50 AM
How can I get purple grapes? The vineyard pergola gives 1 green grape every 2 hours, that's all.

The vineyard pergola drops them but not every time. I have collected 3 purple grapes over around 7 collections total.

jesslc41
01-19-18, 05:20 AM
I have updated posts 2 and 3 with information found in the thread up to this point.

I have missed quite a few of the Congratulations! messages either because I forgot, or because I didn't complete that timed side goal. If anyone can post an info/screenshots of the congratulations messages for A Pear a Day, The Basics of Brewing, A Fight is Brewing or Cider Essentials - I will add it into post 2.

Thanks to everyone who posted info and/or screenshots. The essentials of the goals seem to have been covered now - I'll be back to update again in approx 24hrs.

___

I have been enjoying this event - it's nice to have something different for a change. Some of the side goals are a bit too impossible though. I got lucky with the first set because I already had 10+ red acers hanging around from times when I expanded and didn't bother to chop down all the trees. However, even with deliberately waiting to complete goal 2 so I didn't trigger the next lot of side goals until I was ready (I even parked a fangbeast ready to be fought), I still couldn't complete side goals 6 and 7 (a fight is brewing / cider essentials). But I don't really care that much - it looks like the side goal rewards are only needed for doing the golden fruit trade, and it looks like if there are any great drops from that, they will be rare.

Sirelie
01-19-18, 05:23 AM
The vineyard pergola drops them but not every time. I have collected 3 purple grapes over around 7 collections total.

You are lucky, I have 2 purple grapes for 10 chops! :-(
Please, S8, raise the probability.

beefus
01-19-18, 05:24 AM
Yes, this happened to me. I had 38 minutes to go, when I collected my third cider base, I looked, and it said expired. It happened to me earlier on the collect two pears, but I thought I was wrong. But now I was positive on this one that I still had plenty of time.

I didn't even get an expired, my goal was just GONE.

MoonVillage3
01-19-18, 05:28 AM
Just want to chime in that monsters are not spawning for me . Zero. No other monsters on my game. I've used at least 100 energies, tried various spawning actions (crops, animals, buildings, flowers, etc. ) and Nothing.
Can the Mod ask the developer team to look into this. Seems this is an issue for us. Thanks!

Try spawning using the Lair of Beasts. This positive spawn helped the situation for me.

janddolphins
01-19-18, 05:50 AM
Im hoping once we get into this afternoon/evening the game will settle down as most optionals will be gone and our goal book won’t look as crazy. I always keep acres and crab apples ready so was lucky in that I had about 10 trees to chop. Now I am making more. But I did complete 2 timed events. Being optional why lose sleep over it, figuratively and literally. When I was tired I went to bed leaving the others. This event is though, as I read someone say, different from others. I don’t have to pull out all my farmhouses or all my cows. Yes, it will involve growing trees galore and chopping it seems, but every event has that one thing.

I love that the buildings we bought have multiple functions we can use rather than a coin above with potential drops, but more likely just to level. It would be a lot of fun if it stayed and we had trades, even if the drops are not great, a ticket is a ticket.

Too soon after a few hours playing last night for me to make a real judgement on whether I like the event or not, but I can say I’m excited to see where it goes :)

MoonVillage3
01-19-18, 06:03 AM
I have updated posts 2 and 3 with information found in the thread up to this point.

I have missed quite a few of the Congratulations! messages either because I forgot, or because I didn't complete that timed side goal. If anyone can post an info/screenshots of A Pear a Day, The Basics of Brewing, A Fight is Brewing or Cider Essentials - I will add it into post 2.

Thanks to everyone who posted info and/or screenshots. The essentials of the goals seem to have been covered now - I'll be back to update again in approx 24hrs.


Thanking you too!
Info you need which is listed above I have already posted the screenshots in post #86.

BufftonHeights
01-19-18, 06:12 AM
Goal 6 = Complete !!!! 10 !!!! Gift Basket Trades.
If i did the calculations right, this will take:

70 Green Grapes
30 Purple Grapes
200 Pears
60 Pear Cider
30 Grape Cider
90 Base Cider
540 Acer Berries
90 Cider Spices
750 Water
40 Fruit Baskets
30 Cider Baskets

My strategy is to focus on brewing the ciders when possible.
Set Timers on Pear Tree & Vineyard Tree & Vineyard Pergola.
Chop and grow acer trees as much as possible
Keep my water level high enough since it takes 750!

Since monsters spawn from chopping trees and gathering water from wells / ponds i do not focus on farmhouses just yet.
Maybe the last 7 days, but first see how it goes the first week......

I hate to let chopped wood go to waste, so since the cap is 99 for wood, i make a lot of Fancy Beams (10 wood) / Living wood (20 wood) / Builder's Paste (25 wood) during this event.

When an event requires to chop rocks, i make Fancy Blocks..........

Best regards,

FazerJan
The Netherlands

Yes, I came up with the same [daunting] numbers. But we do have 11+ more days and no more side goals.

midninghtcm
01-19-18, 06:13 AM
I'm wondering, despite liking the event and it reminding me of the vineyard estate, what use will these new items such as the golden pears ect. be apart from helping you complete the end goal. Do you guys think this will be incorporated into future events perphas?

beefus
01-19-18, 06:21 AM
I'm wondering, despite liking the event and it reminding me of the vineyard estate, what use will these new items such as the golden pears ect. be apart from helping you complete the end goal. Do you guys think this will be incorporated into future events perphas?

I'm having a hard time justifying the purchase of the Tree...

I've been burned before on gem item(s) that imitate a vacuum cleaner in high gear and are of no use after the event is over.

Opinions... I mean sure, it's great and useful now... but will it be useful in 15 Days?

Thanks
MOo

PurpleScorpion76
01-19-18, 06:29 AM
It seems to me that the Fruit Stand is sort of like the Snowy Workshop wherein after the event we can still collect the grapes/pears to trade for items.

I like that it will be useful after the 14 days are over but I'm not overly enthused that what we are awarded for the last two trades will be random. However I'll admit I'm pretty interested to see what items will be given for the trades since the "and more!" they state is super vague.

The Vineyard Decor is cute and building materials are always nice to get but it would be nice if they published a list of possible drops so we could decide if it was worth the time and effort.

I don?t know about anyone else, but most of what I get after an event gets clicked once if it?s lucky. It?ll sit there until the next event is over then get clicked once then it waits until the next event.

I?m trying to craft more toadstool beams and mossy blocks, to have a stash but can?t afford the 9 collections of soldiers etc for the shrooms. I haven?t crafted a snowball item in in probably over a year, Agni hasn?t been collected from in over a week, though I do recommend the dragon as a regular collect as I got energy from it the other day.

The only things I do collect from religiously are my cabbage huts, feast givers, and any possibly energy source.

My mermaid quests line is on hold til I have more money to buy more ocean reefs and room for the white pearls as through all the collecting though the making of potions to double your stash I?ve accumulated over 90 white pearls of which I can?t use for anything because I need aquanther scales to finish the next bit but the aquanther is giving more white pearls than scales. And I can?t get enough money from collecting from buildings to buy the ocean reefs because I?m always collecting and crafting etc to concentrate on the current event.

So in short, whilst I appreciate the new quests giving us more to do, it?s always short lived. Will I ever get enough money to get more ocean reefs? Probably not, just going to have to make enough items to keep going on the diving adventure of which I can only do between events. I?d really like another Elvin quest because I?m hoarding my gold runes in anticipation of something else needing the gold runes.

But the trades option is what I?m really looking forward to seeing any excuse for more trade permits and consequently expansion permits are a hit in my book!

As long as that?s the type of trade they are referring to?!!

Decisions decisions.

nateryd
01-19-18, 06:33 AM
I want to chime in on the lack of monsters. Every morning with all my daily ali?s, my two for quests, and my 2 wizard schools. I usually get around 275 ish energy. This morning I Cleared 8 acre trees, collected 40 crops all my chickens and cows.... everything that would usually have me so over run with beasts that I park one somewhere. I kid you not..... 2 monsters. And NO I had none hiding on me. I turn the music up to make sure.

I sat out the last event ( before the hunt). Because I needed to spawn so many different monsters to proceed in the event. And I honestly feel that S8 sabotages us on monster spawning during events, to get us to spend gems on traps. There?s no way I could of cleared my board in normal circumstances and only spawn two monsters..... NO WAY. They have purposely lowered the spawn rate once again.

wendietje
01-19-18, 06:37 AM
I'm so tired of the game resetting itself and erasing my progress. I won't be spending for gems this event. Might not even do the event. So frustrating to constantly see the game reset and erase my work. Jumping through hoops that disappear.

Good luck, all. :) I probably won't be joining you for this one.

This resetting problem is driving me crazy ... i have this problem again since i have that goal for installing a game that i can't install ... that goal i had earlier and i had that reset problem then too. Goal went away, reset problem gone ... now the goal is back and i have this problem again

Storm8 please remove that goal !!!!

I'm unclear off what the goal is with the event we have now... do we have to do trades? Or what is the endgoal?

Galadraal
01-19-18, 06:39 AM
I see that the triggering of the first timed goals has already been corrected. I thought I could delay them by not pacing the fruit stand, but they popped up immediately after completing goal 1.
The next goals, where it is said ?tbc? in the 2nd post, are also triggered by completing goal 2, I?m quite certain. Whether or not you pace the items (brewery in this case) does not make a difference.
As to acer trees, not sure whether that was already mentioned:
Yellow acer trees are slightly more expensive, but they have a 5 min timer to water, while red ones have a 10 min timer. For completing the timed goal, this makes a difference (they grow into choppable trees in half the time).
Wish I knew that earlier

MiniLaura
01-19-18, 06:45 AM
So if the drops from the vineyard tree are permanent, does that mean the fruit stand trades are also permanent?
And do we get trade tickets for the fruit stand trades?

Galadraal
01-19-18, 06:47 AM
Is the reward for the 10 gift baskets really JUST a decoration and not something we can collect from? It?s not worth it for another decoration that will most likely end up in storage

wamboltia
01-19-18, 06:52 AM
I hate to complain, but the amount of side quest (time restriction) ...seems a bit, excessive. That is quite a lot of timers to try and keep track of on top of having life responsibilities also. On a positive note the wine themed stuff is cute! I like it, and appreciate that I haven’t had to level anything up yet

PrincessCelestian
01-19-18, 07:48 AM
More golden trade info:

2nd - one stone block, one water, 10000 coins
3rd - one stone block, one water, 100 coins. Yup 100 coins!!
4th - 10,000 coins and a glue. Not even a super glue.

Not very golden imo

PrincessCelestian
01-19-18, 07:54 AM
So if the drops from the vineyard tree are permanent, does that mean the fruit stand trades are also permanent?
And do we get trade tickets for the fruit stand trades?

No trade tickets. And the prizes are pretty lackluster too.

hagypagy
01-19-18, 08:16 AM
I'm actually loving this event!

Very different to all the others.
Which is great because with the now constant events, all with very similar layout, the game was getting monotonous.

I'm loving the design on the Vinyard Brewery. :cool:
A perfect edition to the Vinyard Estate from a couple years back now.
And I'm saving for the gem teee as it's beautiful.

New trades are kinda fun ... similar to the Lucky and Snowy Workshops.
Gives the event items a continued use post event.

Great work Storm8!

Nikospets
01-19-18, 08:36 AM
I know, I'm so confused. And these 30 min, 48 min 2 hours side goals don't work for US people either. It's ridiculous and if this is what the next 14 days will be like, I'm out.

I agree, unless you're able to babysit and not sleep these timed goals don't work for us in the U.S either. To much going on in my life to be stuck to a game 24/7! I'm just not going to worry about these side goals! Good luck to everyone!

AnnirasSweets
01-19-18, 08:38 AM
I don?t know about anyone else, but most of what I get after an event gets clicked once if it?s lucky. It?ll sit there until the next event is over then get clicked once then it waits until the next event.

I totally get that, if something from an event has good drops I try to place it somewhere that I'll actually remember it. As it is now my realm is more than a bit cluttered and I sometimes totally forget I even have things that have good drops! A great example of that is the Snowy Workshop; by consistently collecting from Neva I had enough to make a ton of winter gates which I then sold instead of storing and made tons of coins that I used to buy mermaid items.

My hope is that the golden trades turn out something that could be useful in the future. I figure the only extra energy I'd be expending is to tap on the Vineyard and tree when I check in. Since I'll most likely be hunting monsters for whatever event they'll provide the spices and then maybe once a week do the crafting to get the goods. At this point it's all conjecture and pipe dreams 'cuz we don't actually have any solid info. as to how it will work after day 14.

myhsplace
01-19-18, 08:45 AM
wth, can we please have someone up the purple grape drops in everyones vineyard! have gotten one of each grape plus a gold on first collection and nothing but, ONE solo green grape ever since!! hard to participate at this rate..

AnnirasSweets
01-19-18, 08:49 AM
I have missed quite a few of the Congratulations! messages either because I forgot, or because I didn't complete that timed side goal. If anyone can post an info/screenshots of A Pear a Day, The Basics of Brewing, A Fight is Brewing or Cider Essentials - I will add it into post 2.

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I tend to cap everything just in case I missed something so if you need anything else, I'd be happy to help.

Nikospets
01-19-18, 09:00 AM
Sorry to ask this question but has the issue with the pear tree been fixed? I just check the 14 day goal and I am still showing that I haven't tended the pear tree? I have picked pears numerous times? Thanks for your help!

13kookies
01-19-18, 09:14 AM
If you're looking for fangbeasts, they sometimes spawn from the fangpups.

Sirelie
01-19-18, 09:41 AM
Today I chop 8 times Vineyard pergola - and I have 0 purple grappes :-(
This goal is unlucky and I lose my motivation to continue :-(

ladyperidot
01-19-18, 09:50 AM
So, if I understand this whole thing correctly, completing the 10 basket trades within the time frame gives you a horse that while cute is deco only. Not a contributing member to the kingdom. Grapes and pears will continue to drop and we will be able to make ciders and such...as long as you continue to grow and chop acer trees for the blasted berries AND fight monsters to get the spices needed. From reports so far, the trades do NOT provide a trade ticket and seem to be underwhelming in what you do get.

I fail to see any motivating factor to worry about finishing this and certainly won't be spending the gems for the new grape dropping tree

Sirelie
01-19-18, 09:59 AM
So, if I understand this whole thing correctly, completing the 10 basket trades within the time frame gives you a horse that while cute is deco only. Not a contributing member to the kingdom. Grapes and pears will continue to drop and we will be able to make ciders and such...as long as you continue to grow and chop acer trees for the blasted berries AND fight monsters to get the spices needed. From reports so far, the trades do NOT provide a trade ticket and seem to be underwhelming in what you do get.

I fail to see any motivating factor to worry about finishing this and certainly won't be spending the gems for the new grape dropping tree


Horse is cute and I like it and I want to have it. And I would be willing to spend some gems to complete the event. Some gems, not tons of gems.
I estimate that I need about 1 trade per day - but random items are falling so little to me that I do not have a great chance. It is pitty, I was looking forward to this event. (I am active player in lv 50 and I have many energy - and almost everything I put into this event.)
So far, it looks like it's going to be as awkward as the goal with the Onyx temple and the Onyx dragon that has not been accomplished by so many active/aspiring players for too rare random items.

LiriTanglethorn
01-19-18, 10:15 AM
I'm having a hard time justifying the purchase of the Tree...

I've been burned before on gem item(s) that imitate a vacuum cleaner in high gear and are of no use after the event is over.

Opinions... I mean sure, it's great and useful now... but will it be useful in 15 Days?

Thanks
MOo

I bought it because it's pretty. That's the only good reason as far as I'm concerned, as these "helper" items rarely give anything useful after the event is over.

PrincessCupOButter
01-19-18, 10:29 AM
The side goals, for me, are a non-issue. I completed a few of them, mainly because I had some acer trees already grown, and I was able to collect from the tree and pergola enough to craft the fruit baskets. But S8 made it extremely clear through the dialog and quest info, that they are not required to complete the goal, so just letting them expire was quite easy for me. (I’m in the US and the timers weren’t very user friendly for us here either.)

As far as the trades go, I can’t even finish the first one. I’ve had exactly one purple grape drop. Considering we need 3 cider baskets per trade, and I have only been able to craft one cider basket, I can’t imagine doing 10 trades unless the purple grapes start dropping.

I haven’t purchased the gem tree, because quite frankly, I’m maxed on just about everything the trades drop, and I don’t see myself continuing to do them after the event ends.

I do love the idea of something different and, like others have said, I am thrilled we aren’t leveling up a building this time! But this just feels like busy work to me. I can’t be the only long term player who is wishing for a continuation of the story line. (Not mermaids and elves, but the actual story of the young ruler.)

Ps. The monster spawns are dismal for me as well. They may not adjust the spawn rates, but no matter how you do the math (averages, percentages, whatever) there are always less monsters around when they are actually needed (at least that’s how it is in my game). Like others have posted before me....when I can clear the whole garden and all the livestock without spawning a beast and without having a monster parked, something just seems very fishy.

Denkris111
01-19-18, 10:43 AM
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From the pictures, I would think the horse does have drops. Let's hope so.

For all those overwhelmed by all the short timers, the good news is you run through them pretty quick and then the only active goal is to complete 10 trades in 14 days which I think is pretty achievable. Complete as many of the timed goals as you can, but dont stress too much if you miss some :)

riverly
01-19-18, 10:43 AM
Well I guess I'm way behind. I don't even know where to do trades. So I guess I haven't gotten to that point yet. Still waiting on purple grapes. I'm on the goal of collecting pears and making pear cider. If I have time I'll go back to read page one and find out more about these trades. I do wonder where these trades show up. But I guess I'll find out.

Denkris111
01-19-18, 10:47 AM
Well I guess I'm way behind. I don't even know where to do trades. So I guess I haven't gotten to that point yet. Still waiting on purple grapes. I'm on the goal of collecting pears and making pear cider. If I have time I'll go back to read page one and find out more about these trades. I do wonder where these trades show up. But I guess I'll find out.

You do trades in the fruit stand

Kirschbaumm
01-19-18, 10:48 AM
Lol. 4 water and a bit over 1000 coins.
Now I have to reconsider...

doodledoo20000
01-19-18, 11:03 AM
I know this suggestion will probably make everyone's heads spin after what we went through in the last 24 hours, but now that we know what's going on, it would be great to have a few of those timed goals pop up again...

EsmeW2
01-19-18, 11:18 AM
Ok - 60 energy, chop harvest collect. Spawned one monster - dire boar - from the Lair of beasts - if I hadn't got that on my board i would have got nothing. It was the same for me this morning. Clearly there are no hidden monsters stopping them spawning or I wouldn't have got the boar. I also turned the music on to double check.

And on my second game all of the skunkupines have taken a holiday or died, I just have not been able to spawn one using any of the usual sources - if I want to continue past that early goal that needs you to kill one I'll need to buy a trap.

So overall my enthusiasm for this event is very low. The graphics are pretty on the cards, but there are too many dialogues all coming at the same time - too many side goals which aren't do-able for anyone who wants to sleep/work/live. Disappointed, especially since I sat out the Xmas event too.

Jackiesq
01-19-18, 11:29 AM
I guess I missed the thing of this event...
If the drops are permanent and the final prize is deco (not dropping anything so will be in storage for ever)...
Why should I do everything in 13 days???
I have all ciders unlocked! This goals will expire, but they bring nothing but deco...
I say: finaly time and energy for main storyline quests!

Please tell me, if there's something useful I'll miss if I don't finish all chapters of this event...

LawyerLynn
01-19-18, 11:39 AM
I just completed a golden fruit trade:

My reward: 130 coins! That's it! Nothing else! Really S8 - just 130 coins?

riverly
01-19-18, 11:59 AM
You do trades in the fruit standyes. They just opened up for me. Had to finish up pear cider goal. Not too into this event.

beefus
01-19-18, 12:10 PM
I don?t know about anyone else, but most of what I get after an event gets clicked once if it?s lucky. It?ll sit there until the next event is over then get clicked once then it waits until the next event.

I?d really like another Elvin quest because I?m hoarding my gold runes in anticipation of something else needing the gold runes.



Really?? ... I've still not gotten to the 10 I need for the Ali, and it's been what 2 years?

... LOVE the random spawn when used to craft a long term item, like this Ali... #sarcasm
Not so much love when your random number generator continues to only spit out Green Grapes. After 13 collections, and I have pulled TWO Purple Grapes

FUn!!!
MOo
Beefus

ShibuyaCloth
01-19-18, 12:12 PM
Updates:
https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?102837-Castle-Story-event-1-18-What-s-Eating-Baron-s-Grapes&p=1487096&viewfull=1#post1487096

Please post your drops, will help refine the picture.

riverly
01-19-18, 12:20 PM
I know this suggestion will probably make everyone's heads spin after what we went through in the last 24 hours, but now that we know what's going on, it would be great to have a few of those timed goals pop up again...That would be a lot more fun than waiting for pears and grapes. Yawn!

Denkris111
01-19-18, 12:47 PM
Gold trade:
2 vinyard gates
1 wood
3000 coins

idrispad
01-19-18, 12:49 PM
I just did my first gift basket trade and got something like 1085 coins... what sort of reward is that for all the effort??

aijamalkumako
01-19-18, 12:50 PM
Hi everyone! I'm about to complete my first trade, but reading all the comments made me consider wasting my time.
I like monster events where I can earn something.
So I guess I'm dropping this.
I wish the pergola was upgradeable so it could drop more. And if only we could win or buy more pear trees.

jbfps116
01-19-18, 12:56 PM
do the golden trades count toward the 10 trades? if not what was the purpose of giving us those golden items ?!
also I too would want to know if that horse drops anything. they should tell us like in the storybook goals.
that gem tree will continue giving items after event. helps get trades done faster. If the horse is just deco I might just relax and slowly work on trades. doesn't sound like much luck anyway. kind of like the UNlucky trade that gives coins or energy.

lintupien
01-19-18, 01:09 PM
do the golden trades count toward the 10 trades? if not what was the purpose of giving us those golden items ?!

They do not count towards the 10 gift trades. Pity :(

Jackiesq
01-19-18, 01:11 PM
Goldtrade
1 glimmerdust + 10015 coins

beefus
01-19-18, 01:31 PM
do the golden trades count toward the 10 trades? if not what was the purpose of giving us those golden items ?!
also I too would want to know if that horse drops anything. they should tell us like in the storybook goals.
that gem tree will continue giving items after event. helps get trades done faster. If the horse is just deco I might just relax and slowly work on trades. doesn't sound like much luck anyway. kind of like the UNlucky trade that gives coins or energy.

The card shot\description back on page 1 or 2 or 3, says the horse is a "Decoration" and then it lists random stuff it drops.

Ya, so... ??

Just can't get into a rhythm having the Pear tree drop hourly. Apparently having us log in every two hours all day long isn't enough, we need to log in hourly.

Can you please find a way for me to win the lottery, so I will have the time to log in every 30mins on the next event please.

Thank yOU!
FUn!
MOo!

Eilonthay
01-19-18, 01:34 PM
So, uh, where'd all the beasts go?

I've chopped acer trees, played with 30+ animals, poked around in ponds and wells, checked farmhouses, tended crops, and did all the normal trying-to-make-things-spawn actions since the event started...and I've had maybe seven beasts spawn. The grapes don't seem to be dropping very well either. At least I didn't have the problem with the pear tree a bunch of people had.

I'm 98% certain I'm not going to finish this because I'm already exasperated enough to not want to bother. The artwork's okay, but the horse isn't much of a prize, since it sounds like it won't be contributing, and the trades sound a bit dodgy for the work involved.

I'm of the opinion that the limited quests were ridiculously, stupidly short (Who's bright idea was that? I'm not gemming through that--it's not worth it!) and I wasn't able to do any of them because the drops I needed didn't happen. I was expecting at least 12 hours for them, maybe even a day. But 3 hours? 30-40 mins? Oh, a 7 hour timer, right before bed. So helpful. Were these things bugged or what? It'd be nice to see them later on, but I won't hold my breath.

Oh, well, more time for my main quests.

I would have actually preferred a longer monster hunt, since I'm still working on getting my research building and currently only halfway there. Those net me more decorative stuff that I want consistently than most events, along with bonus gems and energy and extra stuff.

brigadoon365
01-19-18, 01:59 PM
I completed it with time left and it just flashed and then later I found it expired. There was no obvious rewind unless that was the flash I saw.

Same thing happened to me. Very confusing.

PrincessCupOButter
01-19-18, 02:02 PM
I was able to do a gold trade. I got
~~drumroll~~~ one fancy block and 115 coins
And the trade didn’t even count towards the 10 required trades, so totally not worth the effort. :(

I also finally got a second bunch of purple grapes. One more and I can send off a fruit trade. (Woohoo!) At the current drop rate, I’ll be able to send one trade every 3 days. :rolleyes:

PurpleScorpion76
01-19-18, 02:06 PM
Really?? ... I've still not gotten to the 10 I need for the Ali, and it's been what 2 years?

... LOVE the random spawn when used to craft a long term item, like this Ali... #sarcasm
Not so much love when your random number generator continues to only spit out Green Grapes. After 13 collections, and I have pulled TWO Purple Grapes

FUn!!!
MOo
Beefus

Yes, just checked, I?ve got 2 Rainbow Ali?s and hoarding 19 Gold Runes.

I?ve also got 1 purple grape and am at the second to last goal of the ?Whats Eating Baron Grapes? so think I?ve managed to get a few more purple grapes as I?ve got a couple of the purple bottles in my inventory. My game seems to play middle of the road not ahead of everyone else or lagging behind. I also managed to get the required fangbeasts but cheated with the last and used the only fangbeast trap in my inventory to spawn him as I was running close to the time slot, but I figured that it was ok as I lost out to the 7 hour timer that was finishing while I was sleeping. Lol.

PurpleScorpion76
01-19-18, 02:12 PM
I totally get that, if something from an event has good drops I try to place it somewhere that I'll actually remember it. As it is now my realm is more than a bit cluttered and I sometimes totally forget I even have things that have good drops! A great example of that is the Snowy Workshop; by consistently collecting from Neva I had enough to make a ton of winter gates which I then sold instead of storing and made tons of coins that I used to buy mermaid items.

My hope is that the golden trades turn out something that could be useful in the future. I figure the only extra energy I'd be expending is to tap on the Vineyard and tree when I check in. Since I'll most likely be hunting monsters for whatever event they'll provide the spices and then maybe once a week do the crafting to get the goods. At this point it's all conjecture and pipe dreams 'cuz we don't actually have any solid info. as to how it will work after day 14.

From what I?ve read so far it?s not promising and really random 130 coins here 10,000 coins there stone block here but the odd good trade back.

Your making and selling is incredibly clever I never thought of that. I certainly need more funds since the mermaid items cost me around 16,000,000.

meme1098
01-19-18, 02:19 PM
I was able to do a gold trade. I got
~~drumroll~~~ one fancy block and 115 coins
And the trade didn?t even count towards the 10 required trades, so totally not worth the effort. :(

I also finally got a second bunch of purple grapes. One more and I can send off a fruit trade. (Woohoo!) At the current drop rate, I?ll be able to send one trade every 3 days. :rolleyes:

Oh, boy! What's the point here I wonder. All the drops reported above from gold trades makes me even less likely to bother at all. This could've been a fun goal but as it is - no spawns, menial drops from the trades & vineyard pergola not dropping purple grapes for sooo many players - I'm just checking the game whenever I feel like it. (Which isn't very often at all).

daddyoooz
01-19-18, 02:30 PM
Actually SUPER stoked S8 turns down the spawn rate on monsters (for this event the next 13 days). It is so refreshing not to continue to have a parked monster for EVERY energy expended just to not waste what little energy i have. Now I can clear my board every check-in and build up resources and finish mermaid goals the next 13 days with little hope of the monster hoard... and if I do happen to spawn a boar, fang or skunky at least I get one spice item to run the vineyard.

This quest should have been the christmas and new years event. Less stress and more time with the fam.

LuluBellax
01-19-18, 02:41 PM
Gold trade:
1x Butterfish, 3000 Coins, 2x Vineyard Gate
Not too shabby for a free stuff I got by completing timed quests

AnnirasSweets
01-19-18, 02:50 PM
Reading back over the past day's posts, I realized I'm having the opposite problem to everyone else. I've got 13 Purple Grapes and 3 Green Grapes. While I have used some and am currently on the last task, that's still a huge difference between the two. Apparently we're doomed to only get a decent amount of one color and very little of the other. Is it really so hard to even out the drops, S8?

perry5
01-19-18, 02:55 PM
My first gold trade was...bacon, fancy beam and some coin! Woo hoo! And no...didn‘t even count toward 10 trades. I have been collecting grapes pretty faithfully during waking hours and have just received my third bunch of purple grapes...probably won‘t be able to get horse deco at this rate. We are not amused (sorry...couldn‘t resist...been watching Victoria! lol)

PrincessCupOButter
01-19-18, 03:24 PM
Oh, boy! What's the point here I wonder. All the drops reported above from gold trades makes me even less likely to bother at all. This could've been a fun goal but as it is - no spawns, menial drops from the trades & vineyard pergola not dropping purple grapes for sooo many players - I'm just checking the game whenever I feel like it. (Which isn't very often at all).

Well, I don’t know if it’s the power of the post or if S8 finally turned on the purple grape drops, but I actually got a third one just now. Still, I’m in 100 percent agreement...this quest had so much potential, and could be so much fun, it feels like a missed opportunity. The lackluster trade rewards, low spawn rates and random/rare drops make it more of a chore than a fun event. And that’s not counting the multiple short term side goals all triggering within minutes of each other....day one was chaos and it seems days 2-14 will drag.

On a positive note, the trades seem like they will be beneficial for lower level players who aren’t yet maxed on practically all building materials. I just wish they’d toss a few spellbound or earthen materials in there, and maybe some mermaid stuff, for those of us who don’t really need glimmer dust and fancy blocks.

Fruit trade #1 1030 coins, 2 water, 1 roast chicken
I am underwhelmed.

ladlasse
01-19-18, 04:09 PM
I just came home from a 4 hr trip. Collected my 4th fruit basket and started crafting the 5th one. Went to collect and suddenly the goal had expired, so I didn't get the reward. I should have had enough time to complete it. I think it ended early.

DeeDeeBird70
01-19-18, 04:33 PM
Same thing happened to me. Very confusing.

The good thing, when I was finished with the other goal, I had 9 golden grapes so I must have received the goal prize at some time. All those short term goals were really crazy, but I was able to complete all of them. I had enough acer trees and after checking the forum early kept a fangbeast until that goal. Beasts dropped from those first acers. Absolutely none since. Purple grape drops were OK. Fruit baskets were saved for the last.
I'm pretty ho hum about finishing. First fruit basket trade some 5000 coins and 3 wool. I'm maxed on most of the reported drops. A golden trade in out just now.

Golden trade was 3030 coins only. Bah!

Queenzod
01-19-18, 04:59 PM
My first gold trade: 175 coins. Seriously?

jbfps116
01-19-18, 05:09 PM
this is gonna end up a worse version of the lucky trade. all we get is deco or stuff we're maxed out on. or nothing at all.

hagypagy
01-19-18, 05:13 PM
To everyone complaining i don't think you understand the event properly yet.
All items have post event drops and trades.
By moving through the first few goals you have already unlocked everything.
Nothing requires upgrading so once you place the Vineyard Brewery you're good to go.

The Vineyard Horse (main prize) and Vineyard Tree (for gems) just give you more/better drops , so more trades in the future.
These are just bonuses tho , everything you need for the trades will still drop from what you have , just more slowly.

You can ignore the mini-timed goals that pop up if you don't have the resources ready available.
Once again these are just Gold Grape and Gold Pear bonuses that aren't required for the event.
Just little bonuses to allow you some early Golden trades.

You only need to do one Gift Basket Trade per day to get the Vineyard horse. (not even - 10trades/14days)
The Vineyard Horse is not just deco , it drops Gold Grapes and Gold Pears!
This will help doing Gold Trades post event.

While the trade drops seem not that amazing, it's because the trades are permanent and the good drops are rare.
You can get a lot of coin (reports of 10,0000+), gold items and vineyard deco, which are all pretty great in my opinion.

Essentially the entire event is optional only.
Prizes just allow you to do more trades more regularly in the future.

People struggling with beasts ...
I have just been growing and chopping Red Acre Trees and getting plenty of beasts from them.
In events like these save up your 40energy and chop trees (or rocks/animals in other events) all in one go.
Individual chops are a waste of energy and resources.

riverly
01-19-18, 05:59 PM
One Fruit Basket trade a day sounds doable. Sounds good to me. Now I just have to remember to collect my grapes and pears as often as possible.

Denkris111
01-19-18, 06:13 PM
Am I the only one who just realized the double crop boost doubles both energy kickback and money!? I feel so silly i havent been using it sooner when growing flowers for money lol

PrincessCelestian
01-19-18, 06:23 PM
Despite the lackluster prizes, I do have to say that I dig my vineyard area in my queendom! I finally have something that the log paths match! I suppose this could be something that helps in the long term with getting enough money to do mermaid goals, expand, etc but it seems like it will take a long time to build up enough materials to do a lot of he golden trades. I was really looking forward to this event but it is already beyond monotonous and boring. But at least the graphics are good. . .

Flowersandgems
01-19-18, 06:36 PM
I don?t know about anyone else, but most of what I get after an event gets clicked once if it?s lucky. It?ll sit there until the next event is over then get clicked once then it waits until the next event.

I’m trying to craft more toadstool beams and mossy blocks, to have a stash but can,t afford the 9 collections of soldiers etc for the shrooms. I haven?t crafted a snowball item in in probably over a year, Agni hasn?t been collected from in over a week, though I do recommend the dragon as a regular collect as I got energy from it the other day.

The only things I do collect from religiously are my cabbage huts, feast givers, and any possibly energy source.

My mermaid quests line is on hold til I have more money to buy more ocean reefs and room for the white pearls as through all the collecting though the making of potions to double your stash I?ve accumulated over 90 white pearls of which I can?t use for anything because I need aquanther scales to finish the next bit but the aquanther is giving more white pearls than scales. And I can?t get enough money from collecting from buildings to buy the ocean reefs because I?m always collecting and crafting etc to concentrate on the current event.

So in short, whilst I appreciate the new quests giving us more to do, it?s always short lived. Will I ever get enough money to get more ocean reefs? Probably not, just going to have to make enough items to keep going on the diving adventure of which I can only do between events. I?d really like another Elvin quest because I?m hoarding my gold runes in anticipation of something else needing the gold runes.

But the trades option is what I?m really looking forward to seeing any excuse for more trade permits and consequently expansion permits are a hit in my book!

As long as that?s the type of trade they are referring to?!!

Decisions decisions.

My thoughts exactly.

I’m currently still trying to spawn a Skunkupine, and I agree they want us to buy the trap. I’m not doing it now on principle. I didn’t achieve any of the timed goals as I had just used up all my energy and couldn’t possibly do them in time. I like the idea behind this quest, just making it too difficult. Having just read post #147, I’m wondering if it’s achievable for me. I’m about a day behind waiting for that Skunkupine.

And I have chopped 10 acer trees, mostly yellow, and have not had a single beast.
Will continue for a couple more days, then I might go back to my mermaid quest.

jackylina29
01-19-18, 07:05 PM
Does anything in this event have the possibility of dropping expansion permits? I'm addidcted to getting them...thanks

olcastle
01-19-18, 07:12 PM
The Vineyard Horse (main prize) and Vineyard Tree (for gems) just give you more/better drops , so more trades in the future.
These are just bonuses tho , everything you need for the trades will still drop from what you have , just more slowly.

So Cider Spices and Acer Berries are permanent addition to the game?

HuckleTown
01-19-18, 07:32 PM
To recap:
Only the gift basket counts toward the Baron's 14 day quest.
No golden fruit is required to complete gift baskets
Green grapes, purple grapes, pears, Acer berries and cider spices are the new resources needed

Is this correct? If so, for anyone that hasn't started: Don't let the timed side goals bother you as the rewards are golden fruit. That trade isn't needed to get the horse.

That being said, it was/is confusing and ridiculous. I, too, completed a goal then when I returned to the game a few hours later it showed as expired (even set a timer and left a meeting claiming I had a call I NEEDED to make for the last collection). Even with S8 clearly stating goal wasn't required. S8 also stated "help you get ahead" and we all know any advantage in these events is needed. That's why most players are/we're frustrated. It isn't until all the goals expire that you learn they don't get you ahead in the event.

I think I will try to get the horse but aside from chopping some Acer trees (glad to thin my forest), I think I won't have to ignore my kingdom. Yay.

vickyville14
01-19-18, 08:30 PM
Just did my first fruit basket trade, disappointed like many of you. At least we have this forum to figure things out, commiserate, and find support. I think I will just collect from the tree and vineyard, but I will quit wasting energy chopping the asers. Since this is a permanent item, what's the point. Later when there is another quest needing wood or acers, then I can collect berries.

What are the rest of you doing?

maridadi
01-19-18, 09:09 PM
Okay, I reached goal 3 on day 1 and since then I cant seem to move forward. I have tried everything to span a skunk - flowers, bushes, corn, wheat, tomatoes, the beast lair.... Heve the skunks in my realm migrated to neighbouring kingdoms?

jaymieb2
01-19-18, 10:41 PM
So is it then? And why can I purchase it in the German App-Store? I know that America comes first nowadays. That doesn?t mean that we?re delighted to live on your crumbs. And as long Storm8 takes my Euros this game is international. And if they want to get cash from all over the world, it would be advisable that they should think of the all time zones not only those in the US.
An additional button for starting those timed goals sounds very good to me.

I am in the US, and didn?t make several of those timed goals. I started just before bed, and tried to meet as many of the goals as I could, but as soon as one goal was met, it triggered more!!! Seemed like the only way to stop triggering more new timed goals was to fail a prior timed goal. Bleah!


Please have a start button instead of an auto start for a timed goal!!!

beefus
01-19-18, 10:57 PM
160 Coins... and 1 Bacon

One...

Kirschbaumm
01-19-18, 11:25 PM
So, have done a gold trade and my rewards have been 315 coins. What!? That?s even less than my fruit basket trade with 4 water and a bit over 1000 coins. But now I?m not laughing anymore. I?m not even disappointed, I?m perplexed. Thank you, but no thank you. I?m out. Have fun.
Edit: it was a gift basket trade not a fruit basket trade

MoonVillage3
01-19-18, 11:33 PM
Just to make this event alittle more enthusiastic.. I've divided the steps into sections after I've unblocked all what's needed. First I fully grew 40 Yellow Acer Trees (as these were quicker to grow) and chopped all at once to stock up on Berries and Spices. Next I'll craft all the Base Ciders. I found that carfting 1 Gift Basket at a time was too demanding for the short check-in visits I can make during the day.

These are the results of spawning rates of continous chopping:
2 trees - fangbeast
2 trees - fangbeast
11 trees - fangbeast
1 tree - skunky
1 tree - fangbeast
1 tree - fangbeast
1 tree - skunky
3 trees - fangbeast
1 tree - fangbeast
3 trees - skunky
1 tree - skunky
1 tree - fangbeast
2 trees - skunky
2 trees - skunky
1 tree - fangbeast
7 trees - fangbeast

TOTAL = 40 Yellow Acer TREES = 10 fangbeasts + 6 skunkupines
roughly calculating total ~ 1 beast less than 3 trees

This method of completing this event is much simpler than consentrating on crafting just 1 Gift Basket Trade at a time.. at least for my rhythm of play. Now I'm ready to just check-in to collect, craft.. hitting trees/ pergola for the day, using the timer. As progress is obtained.. crafting mansions will be adjusted.

It's much easier.. and less boring! Hope this can help some busy players out there. Not because it's an interesting event.. but considering the Lucky Workshop of the past (which is similar) has proved to be very useful over time.. and this Vineyard Trading may just be useful also during our future play as it is a permanent addition to our kingdom.

Very important also is this consideration.. which I may be wrong, but the thought remains is we don't know yet if these new Golden Fruit drops will be important in the future. But we do know that ALL the 'GOLD' materials we already have ARE important and RARE drops to collect.

ShibuyaCloth
01-20-18, 12:36 AM
Saw some math in this thread, but here my computation:

Green Grapes Cider Spices Acer Berries Purple Grapes Pears Base Cider Pear Cider Grape Cider Fruit Basket Cider Basket Gift Basket Trade
Vineyard Horse 70 90 540 30 200 90 60 30 40 30 10


I did not do the energy consumption, but less then other event and it will be focused at 90% on Acer Berries & Beast Hunting. Also the purple grape seems to be a (very) rare drop. So far I only had 4!

Lyzau
01-20-18, 01:18 AM
Geez I love my new Vineyard area. It's so lush and greeny and yummy! I think the event is very doable, with one basket a day and wonderful that the trades remain! I plan on getting lots and lots of vineyard walls! <3

RevdKathy
01-20-18, 01:46 AM
First basket trade, 145 coins. This had better be worth that horse. Can't see me doing many of these trades once the goal is ended.

jbfps116
01-20-18, 04:28 AM
the hard facts

we have permanent GEM trades for golden items with 100% gem return rate.

these "gold" items must only be gold plated because they rarely will give anything of equal value! a TRADE is a TRADE, not a slot machine!
at least the lucky trade admits it.

ironically these new "golden" items cost even more to buy with gems then golden apples, nuggets and eggs!!!!! go figure

Flowersandgems
01-20-18, 04:41 AM
Hi moonvillage3.

In answer to your post #234

I have had

10 + acer trees. Nil beasts
1 acer tree. 1 fangbeast
1 acer tree. Nil
1 acer tree. 1 Skunkupine. Yeah!
2 acer tress. Nil

That’s nothing like your list is it. From reading the posts others are getting even less than me. Really do wish it wasn’t so random. This event is such a lovely idea.

Later that night -
1 acer a fangbeast
1 acer a Skunkupine
I believe in the power of the post.

PrincessCelestian
01-20-18, 05:48 AM
To everyone complaining i don't think you understand the event properly yet.
All items have post event drops and trades.
By moving through the first few goals you have already unlocked everything.
Nothing requires upgrading so once you place the Vineyard Brewery you're good to go.

The Vineyard Horse (main prize) and Vineyard Tree (for gems) just give you more/better drops , so more trades in the future.
These are just bonuses tho , everything you need for the trades will still drop from what you have , just more slowly.



I think that most of us understand that the trades are permanent. I think the complaint is that the rewards are not worth the effort whether they are permanent trades or not. At some point, it might be beneficial to do some golden trades for 10,000 coins but even that is pretty meh. I am out of golden pears now anyway. And the rewards are not worth spending gems for. I regret getting the tree now even though I mainly got it because it was pretty and I like trees in my kingdom that drop things.

PrincessCelestian
01-20-18, 05:53 AM
I know this suggestion will probably make everyone's heads spin after what we went through in the last 24 hours, but now that we know what's going on, it would be great to have a few of those timed goals pop up again...

Yes! Goals like that should definitely come after the first few days so that you can comprehend and complete them better!

PrincessCelestian
01-20-18, 06:06 AM
I am also having the opposite grape problem. 1 Green grape to 10 purple right now!! Makes it awfully hard to create things. Maybe the power of the post will help.

jesslc41
01-20-18, 06:40 AM
First page now updated to page 24 of this thread.


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41612

41613

41614

I tend to cap everything just in case I missed something so if you need anything else, I'd be happy to help.

Thanks AnnirasSweets, that was just what I was looking for. I think most of the info is there now except for the last Congratulations! message. If you can post that when you get there (hopefully I will be able to complete but I'm not sure. Need more green grapes). And I didn't get to record what the green button says (or if you can skip for gems) sometimes - because when I got to goals 3 and 4 some parts were already autocompleted - but you probably had them autocomplete too. I don't think it's essential info anyway.

jesslc41
01-20-18, 06:47 AM
Sorry to ask this question but has the issue with the pear tree been fixed? I just check the 14 day goal and I am still showing that I haven't tended the pear tree? I have picked pears numerous times? Thanks for your help!

If you are referring to the bug where the Pear Tree didn't count towards Goal 2 if you placed it before starting Goal 2 - you might need to contact support.

PikaSquirrel from Storm8 reported that the bug has been fixed here: https://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?102837-Castle-Story-event-1-18-What-s-Eating-Baron-s-Grapes&p=1487221&viewfull=1#post1487221


To recap:
Only the gift basket counts toward the Baron's 14 day quest.
No golden fruit is required to complete gift baskets
Green grapes, purple grapes, pears, Acer berries and cider spices are the new resources needed

Is this correct?

Yes, that's right.

MoonVillage3
01-20-18, 07:00 AM
Hi moonvillage3.

In answer to your post #234

I have had

10 + acer trees. Nil beasts
1 acer tree. 1 fangbeast
1 acer tree. Nil
1 acer tree. 1 Skunkupine. Yeah!
2 acer tress. Nil

That?s nothing like your list is it. From reading the posts others are getting even less than me. Really do wish it wasn?t so random. This event is such a lovely idea.

Later that night -
1 acer a fangbeast
1 acer a Skunkupine
I believe in the power of the post.

Seems your spawn rate is even better than mine! ..certainly not worst.

I chopped 40 trees = 16 beasts... that's 40 : 16 = 2,5 beasts per tree**

You chopped 17 trees = 4 beasts... that's 17 : 4 = 4,5 beasts per tree!!** So don't loose hope!

Best not to consentrate on what you get for the single tree chopping. Just grow lots of trees, when you can.. keep chopping. The outcome is good. It's just the sequence is long. Eventually you'll be ok.
Of course all depends on how much energy you have, as always :( so.. use all your full energy bars on chopping during the day if you're busy and a couple for collecting from pergola, pear tree (and gem tree if you have). Later during your free time you can do the rest as you have the materials. Crafting is very short timing.

Good Luck and you're doing well ;)


EDITED TO ADD CORRECTION:

I think you?ve got the math backwards
You chopped approx 2.5 trees to get 1 beast
She chopped approx 4.5 trees to get a beast
Therefore your spawn rate is almost double hers

thank you for the correction asley, it was wrong wording.
logically thinking it should be how you pointed out.. as more trees you chop.. the better the rate gets.
the strategy however is.. keep chopping you get more.

**thats trees for beasts

MoonVillage3
01-20-18, 07:23 AM
Just did my first fruit basket trade, disappointed like many of you. At least we have this forum to figure things out, commiserate, and find support. I think I will just collect from the tree and vineyard, but I will quit wasting energy chopping the asers. Since this is a permanent item, what's the point. Later when there is another quest needing wood or acers, then I can collect berries.

What are the rest of you doing?
In answer to your question.. I'm heading for the Horse & Cart as this too has drops and will be permenant. I did get the gem Tree, but haven't seen Gold drops from it yet. The Horse & Cart shows Gold drops in the pop-up. My aim is to collect the Gold Items eventually for my Kingdom, not so much on the eventual basket crafting as gifts reported so far seems to be 'poor'... so finishing the event I'll be able to do so. There's alot of time left to complete it.

MoonVillage3
01-20-18, 07:30 AM
Does anything in this event have the possibility of dropping expansion permits? I'm addidcted to getting them...thanks
So far no reports have been made on such drops, nor has it been shown in the pop-ups.. so I assume the answer is no. BUT it would be an excellent idea to justify the intense work/attention and to sprone players in moving on to the finish line.

farmgirl8888
01-20-18, 07:45 AM
Anyone else having trouble getting beast lately? Been chopping trees and farmhouse since last night, every two hours, minus four hours sleep lol, and only got one fangbeast! That’s much less than the above mentioned rates.

ashley224
01-20-18, 07:46 AM
Seems your spawn rate is even better than mine! ..certainly not worst.

I chopped 40 trees = 16 beasts... that's 40 : 16 = 2,5 beasts per tree

You chopped 17 trees = 4 beasts... that's 17 : 4 = 4,5 beasts per tree!! So don't loose hope!

Best not to consentrate on what you get for the single tree chopping. Just grow lots of trees, when you can.. keep chopping. The outcome is good. It's just the sequence is long. Eventually you'll be ok.
Of course all depends on how much energy you have, as always :( so.. use all your full energy bars on chopping during the day if you're busy and a couple for collecting from pergola, pear tree (and gem tree if you have). Later during your free time you can do the rest as you have the materials. Crafting is very short timing.

Good Luck and you're doing well ;)
I think you’ve got the math backwards
You chopped approx 2.5 trees to get 1 beast
She chopped approx 4.5 trees to get a beast
Therefore your spawn rate is almost double hers

ladlasse
01-20-18, 07:50 AM
So, have done a gold trade and my rewards have been 315 coins. What!? That?s even less than my fruit basket trade with 4 water and a bit over 1000 coins. But now I?m not laughing anymore. I?m not even disappointed, I?m perplexed. Thank you, but no thank you. I?m out. Have fun.
Edit: it was a gift basket trade not a fruit basket trade

I did a gold basket trade and received over 10,000 coins (I think it was 10,050). Sorry you didn't get more. Must be random. I haven't been able to get purple grapes (only one bunch since I've been collecting from the pergola). Hope the purple grapes starting dropping or I won't be able to move forward. Good luck to everyone.