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Aggwynn
05-15-14, 10:37 AM
Hi All,

Get ready, it's about to get hot next week :cool: Use this week to prepare!

1)Pyre Caverns Teaser
Summary: Thurston and the Knights ventured too far south and stumbled upon the Pyre Caverns! What caused the Pyre Dragons' return? Most importantly, what secrets lie deep inside the fiery caverns?

Quest Titles:
Panic Scare
All The Wh- Questions
Pyre Cavern Dragons


2)NEW TRADE: Ornate Supply Crate

Available in the Royal Exchange for players Level 25+


-Aggwynn and Glimmergate :p:rolleyes:

Aggwynn
05-15-14, 10:37 AM
Goals(Level 28)



I'm not sure how the code works to display the time left, but these quests expire on May 18 at 4:00 AM PST.

These quests are just a teaser... the event begins next Thursday and will run for 10 days. You don't need to complete this week's quests to see next week's events.


The expiration date for these quests has been moved forward by 2 days (48 hours).

We care about our players and want to make sure our goals are challenging but fair. :)



You can use this Time Zone Converter (http://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/) to figure out your local time. You can enter "San Francisco" for the TL time zone (PST).


1. Panic Scare
*Give Thurston 30 Water

2. All the WH- Questions
*Alert Neighbors - Send Request x50 - 3 Days
*Prepare 10 Longswords
*Prepare 10 Armor
Counts those already in your inventory

3. Pyre Cavern Dragons
* Visit cottage x 1


Additional Info

Ornate Supply Crate takes 30 trade tickets and 3 hours

Please see the add me forum (http://forums.storm8.com/forumdisplay.php?110-Castle-Story-Add-Me) if you need more neighbours.

dolla525
05-15-14, 10:42 AM
Wowieeee.. Thank u.. Waiting for it to go live

my607
05-15-14, 10:44 AM
Sounds great can't wait for the update to come.

jptheripper
05-15-14, 10:48 AM
Pyre cave dragons = win

dragon2046
05-15-14, 10:51 AM
I want a pet dragon! That would be awesome. :)

jomykje
05-15-14, 11:17 AM
Yes!!! An ornate supply crate. That sounds great! (I am upgrading my deep mine to level 5, so I need lots of those blocks and beams..:p )

JayUK69
05-15-14, 11:18 AM
The get hot next week, is that a clue to the desert sands adventure? If so, better stock up on materials as only have enough for 2 adventures left.

doobievilla
05-15-14, 11:23 AM
The get hot next week, is that a clue to the desert sands adventure? If so, better stock up on materials as only have enough for 2 adventures left.

I sniff a new Adventure.. if that is the case still no concrete clue on what materials will be needed.

vuvhappy
05-15-14, 11:29 AM
Nice... I want to be prepared.... Hint of what we need???

doobievilla
05-15-14, 11:31 AM
Something cool so I assume sweet feast and maybe Lemonade or maybe just a bunch of Ice cream also maybe Lumin like Dark Caves since they hint at going after them Dragons... only a guess.. They hint at next week something happening.. so those goals are gonna start today??

youbugme
05-15-14, 11:36 AM
Nice... I want to be prepared.... Hint of what we need???

Just a guess, but if it's anything like the Royal or Enchanted Supply Crate, you'll be exchanging trade tickets for Ornamental Supplies. No thank you! Those babies take way too long to acquire!

zoeee87
05-15-14, 11:36 AM
Super excited!!!

jptheripper
05-15-14, 11:37 AM
Yeah I am making ornate stuff because I'm maxed out on others, no need for a trade. Plus tickets are way more valuable.

JayUK69
05-15-14, 11:42 AM
I sniff a new Adventure.. if that is the case still no concrete clue on what materials will be needed.

Not sure we'll get another new adventure, not so soon after the feral lands anyway. Unless the hot is a hint at the hot sauce and not the desert sands.

doobievilla
05-15-14, 12:00 PM
Just got Update..

1. Panic Scare
*Give Thurston 30 Water

2. All the WH- Questions
*Alert Neighbors - Send Request x50 - 3 Days
*Prepare Longswords
*Prepare Armor

Already checked off so no need to craft just residing in Inventory

Galadraal
05-15-14, 12:01 PM
Sounds cool; I also think it will be a new adventure :-)

madz1303
05-15-14, 12:01 PM
step 1 give Thurston water 30x

dizzy7373
05-15-14, 12:02 PM
2nd part
all the wh- questions
3 days to do
ask 50 neighbours,
prepare some longswords
prepare some light armour

the last 2 were already checked for me

madz1303
05-15-14, 12:04 PM
step 2 alert neighbors 50x ASK

Prepare some Longsword
Light armor = sorry I dont know how many as it get checked

meme1098
05-15-14, 12:07 PM
step 2 alert neighbors 50x ASK

Prepare some Longsword
Light armor = sorry I dont know how many as it get checked

Here's a pic of step 2:
Gotta get crackin' on those light armor. Glad I've been gifting silver.
I'm guessing the swords were also 10. Not sure though since it was done already.

http://i62.tinypic.com/2wpqr2c.jpg

jaybay1147
05-15-14, 12:09 PM
Thanks :)

forkyfork99
05-15-14, 12:11 PM
Ugh. Unfortunately I just gave all my longswords and armor for the faerie respite. Ahh well.

It might be a while until I get to this quest.

bobbo26
05-15-14, 12:12 PM
Step 3:
Visit cottage x1

That's it... can't find anymore to do.

meme1098
05-15-14, 12:14 PM
Step 3:
Visit cottage x1

That's it... can't find anymore to do.

Aggwyn's quest titles do only list 3 so maybe that's it for now.?.

EllieTheBeeEater
05-15-14, 12:16 PM
Aaah at last a reason for having made all those long swords and armor! I only really keep forging them to use up iron/jewels etc...

Now I just have to wait for 50 urgent missives :) was a bit saddened to see it's a time limited quest though. But as it seems to be only 3 quests it shouldn't be too hard :)

EllieTheBeeEater
05-15-14, 12:18 PM
Ah thanks for the cottage info - was going to shift my kingdom about a bit so will make sure I keep a cottage out! :)

kudukuda
05-15-14, 12:27 PM
I am assuming that if the basic requirement was for 10 of each, longsword and light armor, and if the next quest, ie next week, will be a week long timed event, then we probably need more than ten of each. Add to that, what aggwyn said about using this week to prepare.... And now we all know what everyone will be crafting this week.
I too am of the opinion that this will be a new adventure. But will still be stocking up on all feasts. Though I doubt I will get to 75 like Qeenzod. Or even to any two digit number on any feast.....

shambalaya
05-15-14, 12:29 PM
Give us moooore hiiints! Please :-D

Anaboe
05-15-14, 12:32 PM
I think 10 swords and 10 armours is a bit of hard work for just 3 days... Can't be the only one, now can I?

olcastle
05-15-14, 12:33 PM
I'm afraid the hint was we'll have timed quest next week too and it will be even more choking than this week.:(

Queenzod
05-15-14, 12:35 PM
Yes!!! An ornate supply crate. That sounds great! (I am upgrading my deep mine to level 5, so I need lots of those blocks and beams..:p )

If you have less than 99 trade tickets, can you post how many tickets it costs for the trade? I can't tell, since I have more than 100 tickets. Thanks!

mamareader02
05-15-14, 12:38 PM
Lol,those requests are coming quick,we're gonna make a mess of the server!

claupu
05-15-14, 12:39 PM
If you have less than 99 trade tickets, can you post how many tickets it costs for the trade? I can't tell, since I have more than 100 tickets. Thanks!

You need 30 Tickets.

NorthWoodsKingdom
05-15-14, 01:18 PM
Exciting!!
...dang, wish we could get a hint on what food to prep...and hoping it's not a bunch of HOT sauce after we just used our tails for all the Bella Donna trades (new fortune, last week's update, etc)

jimboser
05-15-14, 01:19 PM
I suspect that we will need to fight fire with fire, so I'm crafting extra hot sauce... Because our knights will need to take the heat one way or the other...

GoodyTwoShoes2
05-15-14, 01:20 PM
If you have less than 99 trade tickets, can you post how many tickets it costs for the trade? I can't tell, since I have more than 100 tickets. Thanks!

I was wondering about the trade tickets..is there a max to how many we can have? Every time I get too near 100 I spend some on the building supplies, but now I don't have any more buildings to upgrade so how many trade tickets can a person collect? Thanks for a reply!!

esmerelda35
05-15-14, 01:20 PM
I'm crafting hot sauce and ice cream - the two extremes, just in case.
(although I'm almost always wrong!)

meme1098
05-15-14, 01:20 PM
I suspect that we will need to fight fire with fire, so I'm crafting extra hot sauce... Because our knights will need to take the heat one way or the other...
That and have lots of the hot peppers on hand as well.

Ice cream.....didnt think of that to quench the fire. and lots of water.

forkyfork99
05-15-14, 01:22 PM
So just to confirm -this is not a week only event right?

NorthWoodsKingdom
05-15-14, 01:23 PM
So just to confirm -this is not a week only event right?
Right...this is the teaser-prep for it, which will be NEXT week :)

meme1098
05-15-14, 01:24 PM
So just to confirm -this is not a week only event right?

I think the week long event will be next week. We are now preparing for it by crafting armor & swords and warning our neighbors. Sounds like many knights battling dragons. Wonder if it will be through a new adventure?




If you send me a request without visiting or leaving a message, I probably wont accept.

maguar
05-15-14, 01:28 PM
I've removed a number of add me posts as this is not and add me thread. Please see the add me forum (http://forums.storm8.com/forumdisplay.php?110-Castle-Story-Add-Me) if you need more neighbours.

Also note that you can only get back 20 requests each game day - don't send hundreds of requests as it will slow you down. Send to the people you know will respond quickly.

shambalaya
05-15-14, 01:29 PM
I was wondering about the trade tickets..is there a max to how many we can have? Every time I get too near 100 I spend some on the building supplies, but now I don't have any more buildings to upgrade so how many trade tickets can a person collect? Thanks for a reply!!

Yikes! Save those tickets for expansion permit! I had about 500 tickets at one point, don't know if 999 is the limit.

craterlake
05-15-14, 01:30 PM
Mmmm looks like you may only be able to receive 37 requests a day ( maybe to go with the 37 coins) I have close to 900 neighbours and sent a request to all of them and have answered requested to around 100 but am only showing 37 replies. Anyone got any more from the initial requests?

meme1098
05-15-14, 01:38 PM
Mmmm looks like you may only be able to receive 37 requests a day ( maybe to go with the 37 coins) I have close to 900 neighbours and sent a request to all of them and have answered requested to around 100 but am only showing 37 replies. Anyone got any more from the initial requests?

So in the last hour and a half, you've gotten 37 replies showing for that goal?

What 37 coins?

jptheripper
05-15-14, 02:29 PM
i have been maxed on armor for awhile, only 50 swords those. Time to buy some iron rich rocks

olcastle
05-15-14, 02:30 PM
don't send hundreds of requests as it will slow you down.

The oldest myth on this forum LOL.

forkyfork99
05-15-14, 02:32 PM
After you craft the swords and the armor do you get to keep them?

parlski
05-15-14, 02:32 PM
Those babies take way too long to acquire!

well said.

NorthWoodsKingdom
05-15-14, 02:34 PM
After you craft the swords and the armor do you get to keep them?
Yes, it's asking you to make some, not GIVE some :)

Dabag
05-15-14, 02:37 PM
http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s517/snowflake1919/CS%20Pyre%20Cavern%20Teaser/IMG_41061024x768400x65-Copy.jpg

http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s517/snowflake1919/CS%20Pyre%20Cavern%20Teaser/1PanicScare-Copy.jpg

http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s517/snowflake1919/CS%20Pyre%20Cavern%20Teaser/2AlltheWh-Copy.jpg

Dabag
05-15-14, 02:38 PM
http://i1055.photobucket.com/albums/s517/snowflake1919/CS%20Pyre%20Cavern%20Teaser/OrnateSupplyCrate-Copy.jpg

gemmakali
05-15-14, 02:42 PM
hi! i must have a glitch? all afternoon, i have gotten "a friend responded to your request..." in my newsfeed for the ALERT THE NEIGHBORS request. but in the goals screen, i still show 0 out of 50. anyone else having this issue?

NorthWoodsKingdom
05-15-14, 02:44 PM
hi! i must have a glitch? all afternoon, i have gotten "a friend responded to your request..." in my newsfeed for the ALERT THE NEIGHBORS request. but in the goals screen, i still show 0 out of 50. anyone else having this issue?
Happened to me for a lil while. Visit someone or the community or reload...your game just needs to re-synch :)

gemmakali
05-15-14, 02:47 PM
thanks, will do:o

jimmyshilling
05-15-14, 02:48 PM
How do I start this quest? It's not shown up for me? I have forced a restart a few times? I'm uk by the way does this make a difference?

claupu
05-15-14, 03:01 PM
How do I start this quest? It's not shown up for me? I have forced a restart a few times? I'm uk by the way does this make a difference?

I haven't read anything about the requirements to start this quest, but it shouldn't make a difference where you live. I come from Germany and for me the quest started directly after the release.

jimmyshilling
05-15-14, 03:04 PM
I'm not sure what to try, I'm a bit confused the trade for the ornate items is live but not quest line??

meme1098
05-15-14, 03:07 PM
I'm not sure what to try, I'm a bit confused the trade for the ornate items is live but not quest line??

Sometimes there's a level requirement. Are you above, say, level 27?

jimmyshilling
05-15-14, 03:21 PM
:) I am level 27 lol, on the verge of level 28. I have restarted my phone and still not there :(

mreames
05-15-14, 03:45 PM
I don't have it on my level 27 account either. I do on my level 32 account.

jimmyshilling
05-15-14, 03:50 PM
I wonder...... What level do we need to be?

fish63
05-15-14, 03:54 PM
My book says progress, but the number doesn't change. How many requests can we get a day? Someone said 20, but someone said they got 37! Are we limited to 20 a day?

meme1098
05-15-14, 04:57 PM
I gotta go check my timer to see how much longer to collect my next 2 armor. And then see how many requests I've gotten back...so far.

jimmyshilling
05-15-14, 05:00 PM
Just got to level 28, and the quests have opened up! Looks like you need level 28!!

Tinks1950
05-15-14, 05:12 PM
:-(. Wish I could play. I'm one of the ipad1 users who's left out.

meme1098
05-15-14, 05:13 PM
Just got to level 28, and the quests have opened up! Looks like you need level 28!!

Oh - that's great! Good luck!


:-(. Wish I could play. I'm one of the ipad1 users who's left out.

Can you upgrade to a newer device? Maybe you'll get a little trade in money to apply to a newer iPad.

mreames
05-15-14, 05:22 PM
EDIT: just found the chart for it. 31,515 XP required. I won't be able to make it with still needing 900 XP.

Do you know how many XP you have that got you to 28? I'm closing in on it but the only possibility I'd have of making it today is to use all of my alicorns and then still may not make it. I'm not sure how the 3 days works. If it's from today only then I wouldn't be able to get all of the requests in time if I don't level up until tomorrow.


Just got to level 28, and the quests have opened up! Looks like you need level 28!!

kooky panda
05-15-14, 05:29 PM
I've removed a number of add me posts as this is not and add me thread. Please see the add me forum (http://forums.storm8.com/forumdisplay.php?110-Castle-Story-Add-Me) if you need more neighbours.


Once again posts have been removed for being off topic. Please be sure and follow the forum rules (http://forum.storm8.com/forumdisplay.php?6-Forum-Rules-amp-Policies)when posting.

doran89
05-15-14, 05:35 PM
I find this unfair.. it looks so exciting but I was asking my neighbors for Skunk Solvents (21/30) today and also got this time limited quest for 3 days. Now I need to ask my neighbors for 50 urgent alerts... i read we can only get 20 per day, this means on day 3 I will have 40 / 50 :confused:

Very sad :(

NorthWoodsKingdom
05-15-14, 05:37 PM
I'm not seeing any 3 day LIMIT anywhere. Where are you guys getting that? I don't think this is a time-limit quest, except maybe to get it done before next week's update.

Ps It takes 3 days to get 50 responses cuz you can only receive up to 20/day.

doran89
05-15-14, 05:40 PM
its definitely a 3 day time limit quest, if you open your quest log there is a big blinking: 3 days

NorthWoodsKingdom
05-15-14, 05:42 PM
its definitely a 3 day time limit quest, if you open your quest log there is a big blinking: 3 days

OH! You're right!.. Mine has had the "update" banner on top of it the whole time so all I see is part of a "3".
Hmm, hope my nbors respond in a timely manner lol.

kooky panda
05-15-14, 05:43 PM
I'm not seeing any 3 day LIMIT anywhere. Where are you guys getting that? I don't think this is a time-limit quest, except maybe to get it done before next week's update.

Ps It takes 3 days to get 50 responses cuz you can only receive up to 20/day.

http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y416/kookypanda99/f795b647-f64d-45c5-9ccd-80e7909b396b_zpsddaba284.png (http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/kookypanda99/media/f795b647-f64d-45c5-9ccd-80e7909b396b_zpsddaba284.png.html)

craterlake
05-15-14, 05:48 PM
http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y416/kookypanda99/f795b647-f64d-45c5-9ccd-80e7909b396b_zpsddaba284.png (http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/kookypanda99/media/f795b647-f64d-45c5-9ccd-80e7909b396b_zpsddaba284.png.html)

I've already got 38 replies but was stalled for a long time on 37 so should have the balance as soon as a new "game" day starts tomorrow

NorthWoodsKingdom
05-15-14, 05:51 PM
I've already got 38 replies but was stalled for a long time on 37 so should have the balance as soon as a new "game" day starts tomorrow
I'm so confused...I thought we could only receive 20/day & sending out more than that would "clog up the system" cuz 20/day is IT...so how are you getting 37/38???

8theSniper
05-15-14, 05:54 PM
College is over for the semester for me *v* and just in time there's an event! Woohoo! I missed so many already but it seems I'll be able to do this one!

craterlake
05-15-14, 06:02 PM
I'm so confused...I thought we could only receive 20/day & sending out more than that would "clog up the system" cuz 20/day is IT...so how are you getting 37/38???

No idea but 38 is what I have.Actually the last one I got was from Stormies Kingdom, so having been stuck on 37 for a few hours the last one came from "the system" itself.

I've now replied to probably 60 or 70 plus requests

NorthWoodsKingdom
05-15-14, 06:04 PM
No idea but 38 is what I have.

Lol ok hmm, then everything we've been told about 20/day limit is hogwash lol
....just went back and sent to every nbor I have (I first only sent to 20, thinking that's all who could answer), so we'll see how it goes...

meme1098
05-15-14, 06:09 PM
Lol ok hmm, then everything we've been told about 20/day limit is hogwash lol
....just went back and sent to every nbor I have (I first only sent to 20, thinking that's all who could answer), so we'll see how it goes...

I've never gotten more than 20 request replies in a days time...ever. Maybe a glitch or something.

FigmentValley
05-15-14, 06:11 PM
So what happens if the 50 don't come in until after the magical 3 days are up? Throttling it to 20 a day (where I am stuck) is hard. Because of storms, the Internet has been down. I'm missing a number of the "3 day hours"....

Is the goal just blown away? ?????????

doran89
05-15-14, 06:13 PM
I know, exactly! I already did a quest today were i had to ask neighbors for skunk solvent so now i have definitely lost this quest :(

Dabag
05-15-14, 06:14 PM
:-(. Wish I could play. I'm one of the ipad1 users who's left out.

hi tinks

I have the goals on my ipad1
although it kicks me out if I visit anyone,
as long as its the only app running I can still accept requests
and play in my own kingdom.

craterlake
05-15-14, 06:16 PM
I've never gotten more than 20 request replies in a days time...ever. Maybe a glitch or something.

Wish I could work out how to take a screen dump and add a picture to show my 38 - I'm using and iPad 2 any suggestions?

froltojo
05-15-14, 06:23 PM
Wish I could work out how to take a screen dump and add a picture to show my 38 - I'm using and iPad 2 any suggestions?

To take a screen shot on your iPad.....press the on/off button and the round home button at the same time....the photo of the screen should be then found in your photos. Then you should be able to add it to forum. Hope that helps.

craterlake
05-15-14, 06:32 PM
13468
A bit small but here it is

NorthWoodsKingdom
05-15-14, 06:37 PM
In the 30 mins since I went back & sent to ALL of my nbors (instead of just the original 20 I sent to)... I now have 21 responses ...so YES, you can receive more than 20/day, at least on this timed quest!! :)

kooky panda
05-15-14, 06:40 PM
I believe it is 20 per day +1 for Stormie.( I think)

I will check on the 38. I am guessing a possible glitch on craterlake's game.

craterlake
05-15-14, 06:49 PM
Hooray for glitches lol

judyvines
05-15-14, 06:56 PM
Is anyone else having trouble getting responses from neighbors? I sent out 20 requests to the first 20 people on my list, then added Stormie. So far, since the update was released at 3pm, I have only received 7 responses. At least three of my neighbors have sent me requests that I have returned, but they haven't returned mine. I posted notes on their walls, but they haven't answered yet. I wasn't expecting all 20 right away, but I usually have much better responses. I cleaned out my inactive neighbors last time we had a goal like this, so I'm pretty sure almost all of them are active.

olcastle
05-15-14, 07:06 PM
Mmmm looks like you may only be able to receive 37 requests a day ( maybe to go with the 37 coins) I have close to 900 neighbours and sent a request to all of them and have answered requested to around 100 but am only showing 37 replies. Anyone got any more from the initial requests?

The most I had is 23 (and NEVER less than 21). I think it happens when more than one neighbour accepted request at the same time.
As I've already mentioned earlier in this topic it's just a forum's myth about "clogging the system".

Queenzod
05-15-14, 07:16 PM
Is anyone else having trouble getting responses from neighbors? I sent out 20 requests to the first 20 people on my list, then added Stormie. So far, since the update was released at 3pm, I have only received 7 responses. At least three of my neighbors have sent me requests that I have returned, but they haven't returned mine. I posted notes on their walls, but they haven't answered yet. I wasn't expecting all 20 right away, but I usually have much better responses. I cleaned out my inactive neighbors last time we had a goal like this, so I'm pretty sure almost all of them are active.

Yes! I sent out 30 so as not to clog the system but still cover my bets, and I've only gotten 13 back. Same as you, all my neighbors play and I've responded to theirs. Something tells me there's something funny in the server. When we hit tomorrow, which is 1 am my time, I'm sending out 50.

judyvines
05-15-14, 07:22 PM
Yes! I sent out 30 so as not to clog the system but still cover my bets, and I've only gotten 13 back. Same as you, all my neighbors play and I've responded to theirs. Something tells me there's something funny in the server. When we hit tomorrow, which is 1 am my time, I'm sending out 50.

I did get your reply Binky! If you sent me one, I accepted....did you get my response?

oliverrr11
05-15-14, 07:33 PM
Is anyone else having trouble getting responses from neighbors? I sent out 20 requests to the first 20 people on my list, then added Stormie. So far, since the update was released at 3pm, I have only received 7 responses. At least three of my neighbors have sent me requests that I have returned, but they haven't returned mine. I posted notes on their walls, but they haven't answered yet. I wasn't expecting all 20 right away, but I usually have much better responses. I cleaned out my inactive neighbors last time we had a goal like this, so I'm pretty sure almost all of them are active.

I waited for the 20 to come in and THEN hit up stormie and got to 21. So I know his pushes through even after the 20, but I don't know if his counts as part of the 20 max. if his comes in earlier. Anybody know?

olcastle
05-15-14, 07:35 PM
I waited for the 20 to come in and THEN hit up stormie and got to 21. So I know his pushes through even after the 20, but I don't know if his counts as part of the 20 max. if his comes in earlier. Anybody know?

It counts.

Queenzod
05-15-14, 07:36 PM
I did get your reply Binky! If you sent me one, I accepted....did you get my response?

Yes! You are one of the 13. Thank you very much!

Rockylandia
05-15-14, 07:42 PM
I think I'm having the same issue. Twenty requests, helped many, only 7 responses.

judyvines
05-15-14, 07:49 PM
I think I'm having the same issue. Twenty requests, helped many, only 7 responses.
I just tried a little experiment. I sent out my 20 plus Stormie at the beginning of the update. I didn't get any responses after one hour into the update....Stormie was my last reply. I just sent requests to the last three people that sent me one. They were not part of the original 21 requests. Funny thing is, they immediately responded even though they were requests number 22, 23, and 24. I think there may be a server hiccup.

Galadraal
05-15-14, 08:22 PM
I've always sent requests to EVERYone. You may only be able to get back so many in a day but your requests will go through

Rockylandia
05-15-14, 08:32 PM
I just tried a little experiment. I sent out my 20 plus Stormie at the beginning of the update. I didn't get any responses after one hour into the update....Stormie was my last reply. I just sent requests to the last three people that sent me one. They were not part of the original 21 requests. Funny thing is, they immediately responded even though they were requests number 22, 23, and 24. I think there may be a server hiccup.

Just sent out requests 21-26 and already have one reply. Very strange stuff going on.

judyvines
05-15-14, 09:03 PM
Just sent out requests 21-26 and already have one reply. Very strange stuff going on.

Very strange indeed. Hopefully it will be straightened out tomorrow. It was going to be difficult to get 50 responses in three days without a problem......if this continues, it will be impossible.

olcastle
05-15-14, 09:13 PM
Very strange indeed.

What exactly is strange?

Castloninian
05-15-14, 09:29 PM
Yes you can send more than 20 and you get responses just from the first 20 who reply. I have 21, 20 neighbours and then I asked Stormie who responded. If I remember correctly in the past when I just included Stormie with the rest I only ever got up to 20.

Thanks to my wonderful neighbours who responded super quickly. I

Queenzod
05-15-14, 09:30 PM
So now I'm wondering if I should send again today. What happens when you send two requests to the same person in one day?

judyvines
05-15-14, 09:30 PM
What exactly is strange?

Read the last few posts. It seems as though not all requests are going through to the 20 neighbors you send them to.

judyvines
05-15-14, 09:32 PM
So now I'm wondering if I should send again today. What happens when you send two requests to the same person in one day?

The system won't allow you to send two requests to the same person in one day. You get a message saying that you have already asked that person for help.

olcastle
05-15-14, 09:38 PM
Read the last few posts. It seems as though not all requests are going through to the 20 neighbors you send them to.

No, it seems as the most of first 20 neighbours simply didn't accept requests. Nothing strange about it - different time zone or whatever.
Nothing strange about the next part of neighbours also - they were just playing recently (sending requests) so more chances they were still online.

Rockylandia
05-15-14, 09:50 PM
What's strange is that in one of these forums they explained you can only send out 20 requests per day, and the next 20 get sent the next day, etc. That's why you might get someone responding several days later - they didn't get the request right away. The system, as I understand it, isn't supposed to let all those requests through at once.

Rockylandia
05-15-14, 09:59 PM
Yup, have now officially received replies from all 5 neighbors over the limit, and only 7 from the original 20 - who were selected as active players.

judyvines
05-15-14, 10:15 PM
Yup, have now officially received replies from all 5 neighbors over the limit, and only 7 from the original 20 - who were selected as active players.

Same here. I sent out 11 additional requests which they should not have received until tomorrow. I have responses from 7 of them.

olcastle
05-15-14, 10:21 PM
What's strange is that in one of these forums they explained you can only send out 20 requests per day, and the next 20 get sent the next day, etc. That's why you might get someone responding several days later - they didn't get the request right away. The system, as I understand it, isn't supposed to let all those requests through at once.

THIS is really strange!!! I have no idea why they did it and keep doing it:). Maybe the developers just having fun.
I think I sent thousands requests in CS and other games, always to all neighbors at once - dozens or hundreds depending on the game.
Nothing including the system ever clogged up on me :)
I was trying to tell this a year ago or more and everyone thought I was crazy.
You get someone responding several days later because they weren't able to accept your request before you reached the limit of 20 or they just didn't see your request by any reason. All requests go through at once for everyone who's online.
I think developers should explain it, I don't want to ruin anyone's fun LOL.

jomykje
05-15-14, 10:30 PM
That's the way I do it as well, Olcastle. It works great this way.

Castloninian
05-15-14, 10:55 PM
I think it works as follows: you can send as many requests as you like. The first 20 responses get through to you (21 if you include Stormie later) and other responses are held by the system until the next day. I don't like it but it makes sense to me.

Oliver118
05-15-14, 11:02 PM
This is very confusing...��

Rockylandia
05-15-14, 11:04 PM
I think it works as follows: you can send as many requests as you like. The first 20 responses get through to you (21 if you include Stormie later) and other responses are held by the system until the next day. I don't like it but it makes sense to me.

It definitely doesn't work that way with me. When I first started, I didn't know about the limit and would send 50 requests at once. The first day I would get 17 responses, the next day another 16 from a different group of neighbors. If I asked 3 days in a row, I would get responses from very active players 5 days later. It was 20 requests I was limited to, not 20 responses.

Rockylandia
05-15-14, 11:08 PM
Or maybe it was 12 one day, 11 the next. I don't remember the exact numbers...

olcastle
05-15-14, 11:23 PM
I think it works as follows: you can send as many requests as you like. The first 20 responses get through to you (21 if you include Stormie later) and other responses are held by the system until the next day. I don't like it but it makes sense to me.

No, the system stops sending your requests as soon as you got 20 responses.

mreames
05-15-14, 11:29 PM
I think it works as follows: you can send as many requests as you like. The first 20 responses get through to you (21 if you include Stormie later) and other responses are held by the system until the next day. I don't like it but it makes sense to me.


That's the way I have always interpreted it as well and has worked very well for me. I have experimented since I have 3 accounts and it has worked the same on all 3. I send to everyone because you never know who will be online on any given day. If I'm awake after midnight PST, I'll send again so that it includes those who responded previously. If I'm not awake, then I usually have some responses from those that were not able to respond on the first day. I've deliberately not opened my least used account until I had the 20 on the first account. No request visible. But after midnight the request is there before I've sent any new ones out.

olcastle
05-15-14, 11:35 PM
That's the way I have always interpreted it as well and has worked very well for me. ............. I've deliberately not opened my least used account until I had the 20 on the first account. No request visible. But after midnight the request is there before I've sent any new ones out.

If it's the way then the request would be still visible but you wouldn't see the response from that account. So it proves the opposite.

arikasi
05-15-14, 11:37 PM
The previous quest we needed to ask neighbours, I received 32 of that item on day 1, this time not so lucky - I received 22/50

I play all the time if anyone needs a neighbour that always replies to requests but does not visit everyone.

As for the armor and swords, since the quest doesnt remove them from inventory, its just have them, I am pondering if they will be needed as part of the requirements to send the adventure next week.

mreames
05-15-14, 11:57 PM
If it's the way than the request would be still visible but you wouldn't see the response from that account.
So it proves the opposite.

I did misread it a little bit... No, the responses aren't held until the next day, the requests (after 20 responses have been received) are held until the next day.

kudukuda
05-16-14, 12:31 AM
I just got an in game message about next weeks' event. Thurston and the caverns. It says it's a new adventure. So all those who thought so were correct.
My assumption is that it will require 10/10 of the swords and armor per each adventure. And of course some food. I like the icecream idea, or peppers or hot sauce. Back to work...

minndom
05-16-14, 01:13 AM
What happens if I don't get 50 responses in time? Does it prevent me from progressing further this quest line or do I just miss the rewards of this particular task?

jerrbears
05-16-14, 01:15 AM
i doubt i can get this quest done ): only 7/50 currently .... need more active members to add me

Jir67
05-16-14, 01:35 AM
What happens if I don't get 50 responses in time? Does it prevent me from progressing further this quest line or do I just miss the rewards of this particular task?
I have same doubt, since I don't have too much active neighborns... and I don't have time to look in the "add me" and try with hundreds of asking people...
I sent out almost 10 friendship request, but I'm working and is not possible for me to do it until this night (work and child need more time than playing CS... :D )
hoping that all my request come back with positive answers in time...

redlorry
05-16-14, 01:44 AM
I send out request to all my neighbours (900) as you never know who's online. I can get "a freind has responded to your request for help......" Days after the goal has finished. If I needed to fill other requests for another goals this could allocate the request to the wrong goal but as I'm up to date with goals this hasn't been a problem...so far. I haven't notice any clog or slowing down.

tromalyt
05-16-14, 01:56 AM
I think 10 swords and 10 armours is a bit of hard work for just 3 days... Can't be the only one, now can I?


That is not the problem. The problem is the 50 letters.

That does not depend on you. You need over 20 active neighbours to complete the task in less than 3 days. and you may not have time to complete the third part.

olcastle
05-16-14, 01:56 AM
The previous quest we needed to ask neighbours, I received 32 of that item on day 1, this time not so lucky - I received 22/50

It could happen when neighbours don't accept request right away. It sits in the News Feed even after you've reached the limit of 20 as long as they don't refresh the game.

manu90ela
05-16-14, 02:48 AM
Something is wrong with those requests....
Yesterday I sent about 30 requests to neighbors who are all active and I know that they always accept immediately. Especially on thursday when it is about update time. But from yesterday i got only 11 letters and today I sent some requests again always a few minutes after a neighbor sent me his request. I sent ten until now and only got back 4. I sent one also to my second account and didn't get the request there. :(
I'm afraid I won't get all the letters in time....

tcgms17
05-16-14, 03:13 AM
There is definitely a problem with the requests. Checked with a neighbor that was one of the first 20 I sent, she did not receive my request, plus I responded to her request and she did not get credit in her responses for that. When I wasn't getting responses from my usuals, I started sending to other neighbors (these would be over the 20 send) as I received requests and received accept messages from some of them. I have force closed multiple times, visited neighbors, and shut down my iPad.
TL, please check, thanks.

azure3
05-16-14, 03:34 AM
There is definitely a problem with the requests. Checked with a neighbor that was one of the first 20 I sent, she did not receive my request, plus I responded to her request and she did not get credit in her responses for that. When I wasn't getting responses from my usuals, I started sending to other neighbors (these would be over the 20 send) as I received requests and received accept messages from some of them. I have force closed multiple times, visited neighbors, and shut down my iPad.
TL, please check, thanks.

I am noticing the same. No responses from neighbours who always respond quickly. TL please check . Thanks

my607
05-16-14, 03:40 AM
I thought I was the only one. I sent 20 requests out and only got 9 back from first time that I sent them. What's going on?

my607
05-16-14, 03:49 AM
Is it a big deal if these requests aren't accepted? I have less than 20 and don't think all 50 can be accepted in this time period.

bryncalyn
05-16-14, 03:54 AM
The most I had is 23 (and NEVER less than 21). I think it happens when more than one neighbour accepted request at the same time.
As I've already mentioned earlier in this topic it's just a forum's myth about "clogging the system".

Be careful when cleaning out "inactive" neighbors. I receive notices for assistance that are 5+ days old and I play everyday. So just because you don't receive an instant response from someone doesn't mean they aren't going to respond. It has to do with the servers, etc as well.

As far as my 20 people a day responding ... I only got 13 responses.

my607
05-16-14, 04:05 AM
Can a mod answer this question? Is it important to finish these requests? I have 20 only .

idrispad
05-16-14, 04:13 AM
I have had 41 answered requests since this quest started yesterday.

dinojuju
05-16-14, 05:05 AM
I am also not receiving the expected responses - omly got 7 the first day yet answered many more than that for my neighbors. I am positive my neighbors would not answer and still ask!! All my neighbors are active ones also. If this really is only 3 days and nothing is done about the response numbers then I already cant finish the quest as you have to get at least a minimum of 10 on your lowest day. Frustrated......

sabrinashal
05-16-14, 05:46 AM
ppl just so you know ... i sent almost 300 requests and 35 requests accepted less then 12 hours

so the limit is not 20 per day at all! its a lot more then 20 per day!!! (if there is such a limitation)

and i send another ~300 today also

so please stop this 20 limit stuff because its not true!

my607
05-16-14, 06:22 AM
I wished there are some hints as to what we need. We are crafting in the dark. I guess just craft a little of everything.

freesiawoods
05-16-14, 06:32 AM
Well I for one always get exactly 20 requests filled a day, even if I send many more. Would love to know how to get more.

I hope the new adventure does not require ice cream or other sugary stuff, as I am already sick of crafting sugar for so many other needs.

GC5410
05-16-14, 06:32 AM
I didn't "activate" the request in my second game until just now and the timer has only given me 2 days not 3 days - I guess this means this goal is unimportant and lots of people won't be able to do it, but it won't matter long term.

NorthWoodsKingdom
05-16-14, 06:36 AM
I wished there are some hints as to what we need. We are crafting in the dark. I guess just craft a little of everything.



.....My assumption is that it will require 10/10 of the swords and armor per each adventure. And of course some food. I like the icecream idea, or peppers or hot sauce. Back to work...


....I hope the new adventure does not require ice cream or other sugary stuff, as I am already sick of crafting sugar for so many other needs.


Wish we'd get more hints on the food we need, too!....like, with a similar page as the weapons, so we can work on prepping the needed items lol.
Watch it not be a single thing any of us are guessing...watch it be something we rarely use/make (like BREAKFAST BUFFET lol)... Or, my guess, a whole new combination of things that's not even in the kitchen menu yet! Lol

NorthWoodsKingdom
05-16-14, 06:40 AM
I didn't "activate" the request in my second game until just now and the timer has only given me 2 days not 3 days - I guess this means this goal is unimportant and lots of people won't be able to do it, but it won't matter long term.

Hunh, interesting ...so, TL, does that mean those who don't complete this week's quest (whether it's within 3 days or not) won't be able to participate in next week's event?. Or,... Huh?...this is already so confusing lol

Ps....cuz if you CAN participate in the EPIC event next week regardless, why are we bothering with a timed event for nbor responses now?? Lol

roguebee
05-16-14, 07:05 AM
With the slow response I'm getting from neighbors, the only hope I have to meet the 50, is that since this is a 3 day quest that started on Thursday, the quest ends Sunday afternoon, which might mean I have 4 calendar days to get the 50 requests answered.

meme1098
05-16-14, 07:06 AM
Be careful when cleaning out "inactive" neighbors. I receive notices for assistance that are 5+ days old and I play everyday. So just because you don't receive an instant response from someone doesn't mean they aren't going to respond. It has to do with the servers, etc as well.

As far as my 20 people a day responding ... I only got 13 responses.

I have actually gotten a request that was 6 days old a few months back. This is what's meant by clogging the system. After you get your 20 per day, they all keep rolling over to the next day, and then the next, clogging things up. The server can't handle the 60+ or whatever everyones sending out so, JMHO, some requests are stagnated on the server & just don't get sent at all for some players or only some of them get sent.


Hunh, interesting ...so, TL, does that mean those who don't complete this week's quest (whether it's within 3 days or not) won't be able to participate in next week's event?. Or,... Huh?...this is already so confusing lol

Ps....cuz if you CAN participate in the EPIC event next week regardless, why are we bothering with a timed event for nbor responses now?? Lol

Those players who didn't finish this week probably just won't have enough armor & swords for the start of the dragon battles. Kinda like the pink alicorn quest where you didn't miss the quest but it just took you longer to complete if you missed the time portion.

minndom
05-16-14, 07:10 AM
I didn't start this until this morning my time (Europe). I now have 2 days remaining and have received 22 responses back.

Galadraal
05-16-14, 07:19 AM
I don't know how I did it; I was just checking how many responses and I got the check for it. I hope it didn't cost me too many gems :-( I've never seen that happen before. I think I only had about 12 back and I was going to ask my neighbors again today. Now, after visiting the cottage ("sleep on it"), it just says, "prepare for the dragon slaying" I liked her idea of raising one like the others from an egg.

Rockylandia
05-16-14, 07:29 AM
I think the next quest won't require something as easy as hot sauce or ice cream, but will be something we don't have much control over, like struggling to get enough fur or boar's teeth. Maybe we'll need dozens of catfish stews and will be endlessly trolling for catfish, for example.

NorthWoodsKingdom
05-16-14, 07:37 AM
I think the next quest won't require something as easy as hot sauce or ice cream, but will be something we don't have much control over, like struggling to get enough fur or boar's teeth. Maybe we'll need dozens of catfish stews and will be endlessly trolling for catfish, for example.


Let it PLEASE be something we make with GLIMMERBULBS!!!!! lol

Is it just me or anyone else notice their knights' hall & jousting arena & Thurston fort have stopped dropping swords or armor since this quest started???

Galadraal
05-16-14, 07:43 AM
Let it PLEASE be something we make with GLIMMERBULBS!!!!! lol

Is it just me or anyone else notice their knights' hall & jousting arena & Thurston fort have stopped dropping swords or armor since this quest started???

TL denies it but I certainly see it in my kingdom. Whatever I need for a quest becomes a super rare drop. When I needed rat tails recently, I couldn't hardly get one to save my life. Those dark plants are random even when you get the glimmer parts that are as rare as hen's teeth now will always have at least one you get even more rarely than the others. Like with the rainbow box quest, everyone had a different one of the three they were short in.

I'd like to be able to use the extra clovers, coins and horseshoes I have :-)

Queenzod
05-16-14, 07:47 AM
Let it PLEASE be something we make with GLIMMERBULBS!!!!! lol

Is it just me or anyone else notice their knights' hall & jousting arena & Thurston fort have stopped dropping swords or armor since this quest started???

I haven't noticed this 'cos I'm full on those bits. I had to send out adventures today and use up some of my precious stockpiles of feasts just to make room for more drops, darn it.

NorthWoodsKingdom
05-16-14, 07:53 AM
I haven't noticed this 'cos I'm full on those bits. I had to send out adventures today and use up some of my precious stockpiles of feasts just to make room for more drops, darn it.

Well gee, darn, wish I had your "problem" LOL *wink*

vuvhappy
05-16-14, 08:35 AM
It is just my kingdom? I haven't seen a dire board since yesterday

GC5410
05-16-14, 09:02 AM
It is just my kingdom? I haven't seen a dire board since yesterday

I've had at least 3 today, from strawberries.

Queenzod
05-16-14, 09:04 AM
Well gee, darn, wish I had your "problem" LOL *wink*

I know. I'm just being annoying today 'cos I'm teed off.

jomykje
05-16-14, 09:16 AM
Did someone already try to exchange the trade tickets for the ornate supply crate? What did you receive?

shambalaya
05-16-14, 09:37 AM
ppl just so you know ... i sent almost 300 requests and 35 requests accepted less then 12 hours

so the limit is not 20 per day at all! its a lot more then 20 per day!!! (if there is such a limitation)

and i send another ~300 today also

so please stop this 20 limit stuff because its not true!

It IS true but we're talking a 20 limit per TL day, not "per day". My TL day starts at 9am, so if I wake up really early (which I don't! Oh the joys of deciding your own work hours :-D ) and sent my requests at dawn, then 12 hours later I could easily have 35 replies.

rachmac07
05-16-14, 09:58 AM
I've started making a bunch of stuff we rarely use - breakfast buffets, cake, pies, etc. Stockpiling everything else just in case.

patriziaf
05-16-14, 10:17 AM
Three days? Are you joking?
This morning, when the goal started, I had 3 days left, now it's 12 hours later and it is already 2 days left!


That's a SCAM

glimmergate
05-16-14, 10:34 AM
I'm not sure how the code works to display the time left, but these quests expire on May 18 at 4:00 AM PST.

These quests are just a teaser... the event begins next Thursday and will run for 10 days. You don't need to complete this week's quests to see next week's events.

arikasi
05-16-14, 10:37 AM
I don't know how I did it; I was just checking how many responses and I got the check for it. I hope it didn't cost me too many gems :-( I've never seen that happen before. I think I only had about 12 back and I was going to ask my neighbors again today. Now, after visiting the cottage ("sleep on it"), it just says, "prepare for the dragon slaying" I liked her idea of raising one like the others from an egg.

It is three gems per missing response. :( I sympathise the game's center of focus on the screen moved a fraction somehow and I sped up my purple cow by one day this week. I'm really trying for a barracks and so sick of losing gems.

mullane1
05-16-14, 10:39 AM
Three days? Are you joking?
This morning, when the goal started, I had 3 days left, now it's 12 hours later and it is already 2 days left!


That's a SCAM

I believe that anything between 1 second to 23 hours and 59 minutes = 1 day, and when it gets down to the last "day" it shows up as real time.

So no unfairness with this issue.

GC5410
05-16-14, 10:44 AM
So the timer began at midday PST on 15th with 2 days 16hrs to go (displayed as 3 Days) regardless of when you, as a player, started the goal. Currently everyones timer is on 2 days having switched at 4am PST on 16th regardless of when they started the goal.

m1stery
05-16-14, 11:11 AM
I'm not sure how the code works to display the time left, but these quests expire on May 18 at 4:00 AM PST.

These quests are just a teaser... the event begins next Thursday and will run for 10 days. You don't need to complete this week's quests to see next week's events.

Does that mean that next week's update is going to be timed too?
And if we finish this week's update will it give us any advantage for next week?

mreames
05-16-14, 11:22 AM
So basically all that is lost by not being able to do all of these quests is a handful of coins and experience?
(Well, actually I don't know what the reward is for collecting from the cottage but I'm assuming it's not a lot more than the other quests. )

Glimmergate, can you confirm that it requires level 28 or better to do the event next week? Obviously that is the case for this week.



I'm not sure how the code works to display the time left, but these quests expire on May 18 at 4:00 AM PST.

These quests are just a teaser... the event begins next Thursday and will run for 10 days. You don't need to complete this week's quests to see next week's events.

kooky panda
05-16-14, 11:27 AM
I'm not sure how the code works to display the time left, but these quests expire on May 18 at 4:00 AM PST.

These quests are just a teaser... the event begins next Thursday and will run for 10 days. You don't need to complete this week's quests to see next week's events.


You can use this Time Zone Converter (http://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/) to figure out your local time. You can enter "San Francisco" for the TL time zone (PST).

patriziaf
05-16-14, 11:28 AM
So the timer began at midday PST on 15th with 2 days 16hrs to go (displayed as 3 Days) regardless of when you, as a player, started the goal. Currently everyones timer is on 2 days having switched at 4am PST on 16th regardless of when they started the goal.

So, it is a scam.. 2 days and 16 hours minus the time I was sleeping. The result: I will not complete the goal without using gems because I can send only 20 request per 24 hours. I can send 20 request at 8 am and then 8 am the next day. My neighbours also have to sleep and they will not be playing when I will send my third request of 20.

glimmergate
05-16-14, 11:39 AM
The expiration date for these quests has been moved forward by 2 days (48 hours).

We care about our players and want to make sure our goals are challenging but fair. Let's keep the language polite please :)

pattipenguin
05-16-14, 11:41 AM
Mine just changed to 4 days! Woohoo!

octoberchick26
05-16-14, 11:42 AM
Ya ya!

dragoniakingdom
05-16-14, 11:44 AM
The expiration date for these quests has been moved forward by 2 days (48 hours).

We care about our players and want to make sure our goals are challenging but fair. Let's keep the language polite please :)

Many thanks Glimmergate,I had just checked my game & noticed an additional 2 days on the timer.

Very much appreciated.
Thank you.:D

my607
05-16-14, 11:51 AM
Thanks Glimmergate.

FigmentValley
05-16-14, 11:53 AM
Thank you TL and Glimmergate. :) I am sure I could accomplish this in the original time given, but a short timer always creates more stress than I find easily tolerated.

:)

judyvines
05-16-14, 12:00 PM
The expiration date for these quests has been moved forward by 2 days (48 hours).

We care about our players and want to make sure our goals are challenging but fair. Let's keep the language polite please :)

Thanks Glimmergate. Maybe you can help clarify the 20 requests-per-day rule. There seems to be a lot of confusion on how many requests can be sent........some say 20, some say no-limit. I am in the 20 per day group.

calesi30
05-16-14, 12:03 PM
Thank you so much!! I wasn't able to get on until today so I was sad that I wouldn't be able to finish because it had 2 says. But now it says 4!!! Thanks for being so responsive!!

PikaSquirrel
05-16-14, 12:04 PM
We apologize for the confusion! The limit of 20 requests is for part requests for building items and upgrading items. Requests through these Goal tasks have no limit at the moment.

GBeesHive
05-16-14, 12:07 PM
THANK YOU, Glimmergate! I just sent invites to some folks from the Add Me thread and now with the extra time I might have a chance at finishing this goal!

55lee55
05-16-14, 01:07 PM
Also note that you can only get back 20 requests each game day - don't send hundreds of requests as it will slow you down. Send to the people you know will respond quickly.

All I can speak to here is tell my personal experience, and what I see going on in light of those experiences.

Yesterday when I got this quest I asked over 50 of the highest level neighbors I have, out of over 500 neighbors. I had 20 responses when I went to sleep last night, and there are 41 responses in my quest this morning.

That would be in line with those who say that we can only receive 20 responses/day +Stormie. It also agrees with my personal experience that I can ask many more than 20 neighbors at a time. It is unclear if the game holds back more than 20/day then sends them in metered doses of 20/day until everyone I ask receives my request (likely), or if the game allows my over 20 neighbors to respond and the game holds the responses in abeyance and lets me receive 20/day until I receive them all (equally likely) or both (less likely). Either way, it doesn't appear that I will have a problem collecting the required 50 Missives.

What I can see happening here is oddly reminiscent of my Hedge Trimmer Fiasco. Some time ago while I was still playing catch up, I got a quest that required 15 (if I remember correctly) Hedge Trimmers. I had asked 30 neighbors to send them the first round, and when I only had 2 or 3 by that evening, I asked on my wall for neighbors to send requests, and then I asked the rest of my neighbors, which was roughly 200 at that time. When I checked back, at least 15 people responded on my wall that they had received and accepted my request, and I had my 15 for the quest, so I finished it and moved on. Over the next days I started drowning in Hedge Trimmers! I asked on my wall that no one send me more, but I still have 107/99 Hedge Trimmers sitting in my inventory. I learned to ask only neighbors I expect can/will fill material requests, and to refrain from making more than maybe 10% over the number needed to finish the ask a neighbor quests even when the initial response seems low.

In light of my HT Fiasco, I would be interested to see what response those who have hundreds of neighbors and have asked them all have in their inventory a week from now. If they have an experience similar to mine, maybe we can find out what the maximum number of responses can really be.

I started playing Castle Story this year, and as I rapidly moved my way through main storyline timed requests such as we have here, I got quests similar to this one as I progressed and I saw the same timed quest as those who saw it as I see this one, the day it was released. I receive material requests for quests I have long finished, but neighbors see them as new to them. Does this relieve some stress for those who don't qualify for this quest today? Don't stress if you are behind players like me who are able to do new quests as they are released. You will get them as new to you when you are eligible for them and can be reasonably able to do them.

If you are in a position that I haven't had personally, where you have more than one timed quest in your quest book, I can't advise, but I have never hit a place where there was no way to continue on with the main storyline. My thoughts are that if you can't finish in 3 days, I suspect the quest will reset until you either complete or buy past it, and further that if you don't have it done when the next installment comes out you will have to finish this quest before you get the new one. Certainly I understand the dilemma faced if you have a limited number of active neighbors, but please if you are asking to be added, introduce yourself on the Kingdom wall before inviting. Many don't accept invitations from those they don't know and while I have done so in the past, I am getting too many unknown invites so I am no longer accepting unverified invites myself. I don't think TL would purposely insert a timed quest into the main storyline if the failure to finish in three days would prohibit further forward movement on the storyline. I don't think that if you can't finish today that means that you can never finish, so there is plenty of time left to leave messages on the wall of those you are inviting to give them time to decide if they want to accept new invitations. Yes, there seems to be a three day limit although I don't recall seeing it in my quest book this morning, but that pushes those of us who want to keep up with weekly updates as they happen to have a small anxiety to try to finish, not an ultimatum to do now or never move ahead ever.

For those worried that TL has changed drop rates to make it so you need to craft swords and/or armor, I received both during my last clear. They never have been common drops, but if anything I have seen more, not less of sword and armor drops. My dragons, both regular and mithril, have been a good source of armor and other rare drops lately, and this is the only reason I collect from them because I am maxed in both dragon scales and mithril, but with six dragons there is usually something that drops making it worth the 6 energy to me. I got two lanterns on my last clear as well, one from my deep mines and the other from if not my dragons, then a building close to where I have them located, so I wonder if maybe we will need some light to see the dragons and their treasure. I see some good hints about things to stock up on, and if I feel that I have enough ornate building materials, Swords and armor, I will be crafting food and lanterns just in case.

I need to go back and see if there are any more Missives received since I last looked.

GC5410
05-16-14, 01:56 PM
^^^^^^^ you might want to read posts #161 #169 and #177 :)

forkyfork99
05-16-14, 02:19 PM
I received a light armor from my jousting arena today (and one from my adventure today) so I don't think TL is fiddling with drop rates. My jousting arena doesn't drop armor as much as I'd like, but I was grateful for the drop today.

meme1098
05-16-14, 02:54 PM
We apologize for the confusion! The limit of 20 requests is for part requests for building items and upgrading items. Requests through these Goal tasks have no limit at the moment.

Thanks for straightening that out PikaSquirrel.


The expiration date for these quests has been moved forward by 2 days (48 hours).

We care about our players and want to make sure our goals are challenging but fair. Let's keep the language polite please :)

Thanks Glimmergate. You guys are always sympathetic to the players concerns and more often than not make adjustments to address our concerns.

This game (and this thread) are the best out there.

roguebee
05-16-14, 02:55 PM
I think they may have hooked the timer to the wrong piece of coding... I checked this afternoon to see if I had reached 20 replies yet, and noticed the timer had reset itself to 4 days. Not that I'm complaining... lol

meme1098
05-16-14, 02:58 PM
I think they may have hooked the timer to the wrong piece of coding... I checked this afternoon to see if I had reached 20 replies yet, and noticed the timer had reset itself to 4 days. Not that I'm complaining... lol

Please note....Glimmergate's post #169....the expiration date for the goal has been extended 2 more days.

roguebee
05-16-14, 03:03 PM
Sheepish grin. Yes, I read Glimmergate's post after I had posted mine, but did not make it to the end of the thread to delete my post before you pointed out my misunderstanding... Oh, well...

meme1098
05-16-14, 03:14 PM
Sheepish grin. Yes, I read Glimmergate's post after I had posted mine, but did not make it to the end of the thread to delete my post before you pointed out my misunderstanding... Oh, well...

That's ok. I meant no harm. This thread is getting rather long so I can see how anyone could miss some posts; me included.

doobievilla
05-16-14, 03:18 PM
ppl just so you know ... i sent almost 300 requests and 35 requests accepted less then 12 hours

so the limit is not 20 per day at all! its a lot more then 20 per day!!! (if there is such a limitation)

and i send another ~300 today also

so please stop this 20 limit stuff because its not true!


Maguar thinks its limited to 20..

craterlake
05-16-14, 03:19 PM
Well after my head start yesterday I finished the quest today as soon as I turned the game on. Get your 50 replies, visit the Cottage and then............. Zip, nil, nothing . this was a preview .whoopeee not. Basically just a time filler till next week

craterlake
05-16-14, 03:25 PM
All I can speak to here is tell my personal experience, and what I see going on in light of those experiences.

Yesterday when I got this quest I asked over 50 of the highest level neighbors I have, out of over 500 neighbors. I had 20 responses when I went to sleep last night, and there are 41 responses in my quest this morning.

That would be in line with those who say that we can only receive 20 responses/day +Stormie. It also agrees with my personal experience that I can ask many more than 20 neighbors at a time. It is unclear if the game holds back more than 20/day then sends them in metered doses of 20/day until everyone I ask receives my request (likely), or if the game allows my over 20 neighbors to respond and the game holds the responses in abeyance and lets me receive 20/day until I receive them all (equally likely) or both (less likely). Either way, it doesn't appear that I will have a problem collecting the required 50 Missives.

What I can see happening here is oddly reminiscent of my Hedge Trimmer Fiasco. Some time ago while I was still playing catch up, I got a quest that required 15 (if I remember correctly) Hedge Trimmers. I had asked 30 neighbors to send them the first round, and when I only had 2 or 3 by that evening, I asked on my wall for neighbors to send requests, and then I asked the rest of my neighbors, which was roughly 200 at that time. When I checked back, at least 15 people responded on my wall that they had received and accepted my request, and I had my 15 for the quest, so I finished it and moved on. Over the next days I started drowning in Hedge Trimmers! I asked on my wall that no one send me more, but I still have 107/99 Hedge Trimmers sitting in my inventory. I learned to ask only neighbors I expect can/will fill material requests, and to refrain from making more than maybe 10% over the number needed to finish the ask a neighbor quests even when the initial response seems low.

In light of my HT Fiasco, I would be interested to see what response those who have hundreds of neighbors and have asked them all have in their inventory a week from now. If they have an experience similar to mine, maybe we can find out what the maximum number of responses can really be.

I started playing Castle Story this year, and as I rapidly moved my way through main storyline timed requests such as we have here, I got quests similar to this one as I progressed and I saw the same timed quest as those who saw it as I see this one, the day it was released. I receive material requests for quests I have long finished, but neighbors see them as new to them. Does this relieve some stress for those who don't qualify for this quest today? Don't stress if you are behind players like me who are able to do new quests as they are released. You will get them as new to you when you are eligible for them and can be reasonably able to do them.

If you are in a position that I haven't had personally, where you have more than one timed quest in your quest book, I can't advise, but I have never hit a place where there was no way to continue on with the main storyline. My thoughts are that if you can't finish in 3 days, I suspect the quest will reset until you either complete or buy past it, and further that if you don't have it done when the next installment comes out you will have to finish this quest before you get the new one. Certainly I understand the dilemma faced if you have a limited number of active neighbors, but please if you are asking to be added, introduce yourself on the Kingdom wall before inviting. Many don't accept invitations from those they don't know and while I have done so in the past, I am getting too many unknown invites so I am no longer accepting unverified invites myself. I don't think TL would purposely insert a timed quest into the main storyline if the failure to finish in three days would prohibit further forward movement on the storyline. I don't think that if you can't finish today that means that you can never finish, so there is plenty of time left to leave messages on the wall of those you are inviting to give them time to decide if they want to accept new invitations. Yes, there seems to be a three day limit although I don't recall seeing it in my quest book this morning, but that pushes those of us who want to keep up with weekly updates as they happen to have a small anxiety to try to finish, not an ultimatum to do now or never move ahead ever.

For those worried that TL has changed drop rates to make it so you need to craft swords and/or armor, I received both during my last clear. They never have been common drops, but if anything I have seen more, not less of sword and armor drops. My dragons, both regular and mithril, have been a good source of armor and other rare drops lately, and this is the only reason I collect from them because I am maxed in both dragon scales and mithril, but with six dragons there is usually something that drops making it worth the 6 energy to me. I got two lanterns on my last clear as well, one from my deep mines and the other from if not my dragons, then a building close to where I have them located, so I wonder if maybe we will need some light to see the dragons and their treasure. I see some good hints about things to stock up on, and if I feel that I have enough ornate building materials, Swords and armor, I will be crafting food and lanterns just in case.

I need to go back and see if there are any more Missives received since I last looked.

I have 144 hedge Trimmers lol

GC5410
05-16-14, 03:51 PM
Maguar thinks its limited to 20..

See post #177 :)


We apologize for the confusion! The limit of 20 requests is for part requests for building items and upgrading items. Requests through these Goal tasks have no limit at the moment.

55lee55
05-16-14, 04:32 PM
^^^^^^^ you might want to read posts #161 #169 and #177 :)

Yeah, those clarify the things that were happening while I was writing my post, thanks!

I will leave my post as is, even though there are clarifications of some items that were being discussed when I started writing it, because I don't have the time or energy to edit it. Agreement with posts #161, #169 and #171 can be assumed for my post #179 and where there are differences, #161,169,171 are controlling.

I don't know how I missed the concept of referring to post numbers when I started learning about how to post on these forums (still learning), but your post #180 above is a larger help to me than just the content. I now have a new tool to use if I want to when I reply to posts. Thanks GC5410!

oliverrr11
05-16-14, 06:08 PM
We apologize for the confusion! The limit of 20 requests is for part requests for building items and upgrading items. Requests through these Goal tasks have no limit at the moment.

My game is stopping at 20. (Well, 21 including stormie's that was requested after the 20 came in.) I got exactly 21 yesterday afternoon within hours of the update and then they stopped once I hit that number. Early this morning got the 20 plus stormie's with nothing in the last 12 hrs. or so since I hit that number again. I'm not worried about finishing or anything. I'll get the last 8 in no time tomorrow. Just sayin'

FigmentValley
05-16-14, 06:12 PM
I think it might be a good thing to note - in my "second game", I am not high enough in level to be able to do this quest. I also have received NO requests for missives - even though I know that at least 7 of my neighbors have sent them. A neighbor may be very "active", yet if they are not far enough along in the game they will not answer your requests - they cannot. They will NOT receive them. Deleting "unresponsive" neighbors may be foolish thing to do........

Dragonnat
05-16-14, 08:05 PM
I have sent out the request to more than 50 neighbors three different times and have no responses. Anyone else having that problem?

hugpete
05-16-14, 08:19 PM
I have sent out the request to more than 50 neighbors three different times and have no responses. Anyone else having that problem?

Not I. Had you already asked for something else on the same day? You can only ask each person for one thing a day.

lonerlexie
05-16-14, 08:30 PM
I think it might be a good thing to note - in my "second game", I am not high enough in level to be able to do this quest. I also have received NO requests for missives - even though I know that at least 7 of my neighbors have sent them. A neighbor may be very "active", yet if they are not far enough along in the game they will not answer your requests - they cannot. They will NOT receive them. Deleting "unresponsive" neighbors may be foolish thing to do........

my second game has received requests for this quest although it's too low of a level to participant. I think there is something wrong. I feel like I am not getting many responses, or I need to do some serious neighbor clean up.

Castloninian
05-16-14, 10:36 PM
My game is stopping at 20. (Well, 21 including stormie's that was requested after the 20 came in.) I got exactly 21 yesterday afternoon within hours of the update and then they stopped once I hit that number. Early this morning got the 20 plus stormie's with nothing in the last 12 hrs. or so since I hit that number again. I'm not worried about finishing or anything. I'll get the last 8 in no time tomorrow. Just sayin'
Same here. And it has always been like that so to me it is no different to requesting supplies or whatnot.

55lee55
05-16-14, 10:44 PM
I have 144 hedge Trimmers lol

Oh no! Sure wish we had a way to melt down our extra hedge trimmers into swords to fight the dragons we hope to find. I wonder why we excessed on hedge trimmers, lol.

manu90ela
05-16-14, 11:47 PM
Now I sent requests to all my neighbors and still didn't even get 20 per day. But I'm not worried anymore since the time limit was raised. Thx TL!! :)

manu90ela
05-16-14, 11:48 PM
I think it might be a good thing to note - in my "second game", I am not high enough in level to be able to do this quest. I also have received NO requests for missives - even though I know that at least 7 of my neighbors have sent them. A neighbor may be very "active", yet if they are not far enough along in the game they will not answer your requests - they cannot. They will NOT receive them. Deleting "unresponsive" neighbors may be foolish thing to do........

No this can't be the reason, yesterday I sent a request to two neighbors of mine. One has just startet playing (about level 3 or 4) the other is on level 16. And they both accepted. :)

ritam2008
05-17-14, 12:21 AM
My friends respond in my request, but I got only 10 accept in a day ... Any one tell me what's I can do now . Like this I can't finish this quest...

Hollie1922
05-17-14, 01:21 AM
right just visited the cottage and now no more quests...when is the next part?

m1stery
05-17-14, 01:44 AM
http://i.imgur.com/M8EDk4Q.jpg

This is going to be a great adventure :)

Corallines
05-17-14, 03:02 AM
Hi all,
This may be a silly question, but I have spent the last day responding to "Urgent Missive" requests, but the quest does not trigger for me (I am level 26). Is there any prerequisite, like Knight's Hall, or Jousting Arena?

GC5410
05-17-14, 03:07 AM
Hi all,
This may be a silly question, but I have spent the last day responding to "Urgent Missive" requests, but the quest does not trigger for me (I am level 26). Is there any prerequisite, like Knight's Hall, or Jousting Arena?

Apparently, you have to be level 28

Corallines
05-17-14, 03:10 AM
Apparently, you have to be level 28
Thanks! bummer.

dragon2046
05-17-14, 04:01 AM
http://i.imgur.com/M8EDk4Q.jpg

This is going to be a great adventure :)

Yes it is. I hope they bring back a pyre dragon egg so we can have a fire breathing pet dragon. The other dragons we have are cute but a little on the dorky looking side it would be nice to have one a little less cute!

dragon2046
05-17-14, 04:28 AM
Maybe if we get a new dragon it could fly around our kingdoms and land when we are to collect from it. Are u listening TL. Hint hint. :)

LadyLolepere
05-17-14, 04:44 AM
THIRTY trade tickets! Come on

FigmentValley
05-17-14, 06:47 AM
I do not wish to harm any dragons. I LIKE dragons.

Dire boars, on the other hand, do not even taste good.

jimmyshilling
05-17-14, 07:01 AM
Just finished this set of quests!! Bring on the dragons :)

cole7286
05-17-14, 07:15 AM
Just finished this set of quests!! Bring on the dragons :)

When you collected from the cottage was there any hints about the Pyre adventure ?

my607
05-17-14, 07:48 AM
I'm wondering about that too. I'm just cooking everything in the kitchen. TL maybe a little hint would be nice.

FigmentValley
05-17-14, 08:24 AM
There was the suggestion that we should not have to fight/kill the dragons. Perhaps we will be feeding them and making friends......

Edit: An additional thought..... Perhaps we shall have to feed them ice cream and water and milk to cool their flames. Or perhaps all they can eat is hot sauce......

NorthWoodsKingdom
05-17-14, 09:28 AM
Or perhaps they turn glittery purple if we feed em glimmerbulbs LOL (I wish)

Queenzod
05-17-14, 09:32 AM
Or perhaps they turn glittery purple if we feed em glimmerbulbs LOL (I wish)

And give out glimmerbits!

MiloBear5
05-17-14, 09:52 AM
So whats everyone stockpiling for next week? I've just been loading up on crops so far..

GBeesHive
05-17-14, 09:56 AM
I read all of the posts here about problems with requests - and decided not to continue what I had done on the first day, which was send a request to all of my neighbours. That only got me 5 replies. I don't like to drop neighbours in any of the games I play, because I have had times in the past two years where I have not been a daily player, so it's possible I have some neighbours who no longer play ... and will never respond.

I sent out 40 invitations to people on the Add Me thread, and I posted my ID there.

That has gotten me lots of new active neighbours from level 7 to 50. I did not send any requests to them; I waited for them to send me a request. I responded, and then sent my request only to the neighbours I had responded to. I have gone from 5 to 46 responses in less than 24 hours. I think this method has helped manage the different time zones, so requests are arriving while people are still awake and playing, wherever in the world they may be.

Every time I open the game there are some new neighbour requests ... so I think I am ready for whatever requests those Pyre Dragons require from us!

I'd like to give a big thank you to the fabulous moderators, TL staff, and the players who post here. I started reading the forum after playing the games for close to two years. The forum has increased my enjoyment of the games tremendously, and it has also caused me to start buying gems on a regular basis. Seeing the large detailed pictures of the LTO's and goals here makes me want the items a lot more than when I am viewing tiny items on my little phone! And sometimes you just do the math and decide it is "cheaper" to use a few gems to speed up a goal because it's almost time for bed - or work.

Now, back to the forge I go!

m1stery
05-17-14, 10:03 AM
http://i.imgur.com/M8EDk4Q.jpg

This is going to be a great adventure :)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/26/Conversation_with_Smaug.png

Hmmmmm.... Smaug is that you?! :rolleyes:

In the last conversation of this quest the ruler says that he wants to take one of the eggs from the Pyre caverns!! I hope that's true! It would be amazing to have another, preferably larger dragon in my kingdom! :D

NorthWoodsKingdom
05-17-14, 10:28 AM
And give out glimmerbits!
YES!! ...& vurp up a peacock lol

FigmentValley
05-17-14, 10:35 AM
I would be more than happy to give space to a GIGANTIC dragony looking dragon - big wings and a long neck and some fire (or even nostril smoke) would be great! I LIKE dragons - the REAL ones. ;)

m1stery
05-17-14, 10:42 AM
I would be more than happy to give space to a GIGANTIC dragony looking dragon - big wings and a long neck and some fire (or even nostril smoke) would be great! I LIKE dragons - the REAL ones. ;)

YES YES and YES!!! :D

29vanilla
05-17-14, 11:29 AM
I desperately need 5 more troll essence. How can I trigger more trolls to battle?

55lee55
05-17-14, 11:51 AM
No this can't be the reason, yesterday I sent a request to two neighbors of mine. One has just startet playing (about level 3 or 4) the other is on level 16. And they both accepted. :)

I had the same experience. ;)


I do not wish to harm any dragons. I LIKE dragons.

Dire boars, on the other hand, do not even taste good.

Me too! I agree with both comments.:D

I am unsure what I will do about the space shortage I am facing in my Kingdom if we get another dragon, especially a huge one. I have expanded to all squares, and am currently changing the configuration of some buildings that I swap to deal most efficiently with items I might be short of at the moment. This works okay, but even the slightest change in my kingdom can bring posts on my wall from players speculating about why I made the change. I don't remember every small detail of the layout of my neighbor's kingdoms but at least two of my neighbors must be taking mental pictures of mine because I can't slip anything by them, lol

I haven't had any issues with this update and everything is working correctly. I came in this morning and all 50 material requests had been answered. I am impressed at how many of my neighbors are doing this quest and asking me to send missives. I have over 500 neighbors, and it seems that I have about 8-9 requests waiting for me every time I visit my kingdom, and as soon as I agree to those I have a handful of new requests almost instantly. I like to be able to do something more than collect hearts and return visits for my neighbors, especially since I am not participating in gift exchanges until I fill prior commitments.

What I don't like having to do is turn neighbor requests away, but if people aren't identifying themselves I am not adding them. TL, could you put a visit button on the invitations we get like the buttons we have on the invitations we make? I can understand the reasoning behind inviting active players by making the assumption that activity in forums denotes activity in game, but while I was able to invite 50 neighbors who responded in time for me to breeze through this missive thing, apparently others are hitting a wall, or they perceive they are. A number of these are scrambling to get new neighbors and some are not confining their invitations to the add me list. I would like a way to contact those who are inviting me so I can at least contact them to let them know that I won't be accepting them without an introduction. We currently only have the option to contact in one direction, and I would like to see it work in both directions. It has never been a pressing issue for me because this is the first new "ask a neighbor" quest I have encountered since I started playing. Thanks!

doobievilla
05-17-14, 12:22 PM
I desperately need 5 more troll essence. How can I trigger more trolls to battle?

If you have completed the latest troll quests you will not see any Trolls. Dire Boars are dropping Troll essences so does the Swampy Pond etc..

aypeerez
05-17-14, 01:13 PM
The expiration date for these quests has been moved forward by 2 days (48 hours).

We care about our players and want to make sure our goals are challenging but fair. Let's keep the language polite please :)
My blood pressure thanks you - my stress levels were rising

cole7286
05-17-14, 07:19 PM
Completed! Sabine said "Slay the Dragon" event is coming soon

EBJW
05-17-14, 10:58 PM
My friends respond in my request, but I got only 10 accept in a day ... Any one tell me what's I can do now . Like this I can't finish this quest...

I guess you'll have more by now.
Just keep on going, keep sending requests to all your neighbours (with this quest you can send more than 20 a day). Some requests get stuck, are delivered later, etc.

I was stuck on 32/50 for 12 hours: after asking again I received 3 immediately, closed the game, and when I opened 2 hours later I saw the quest was finished!

By the way: the expire-date has been extended, that really helps :)

rosym47
05-18-14, 02:59 AM
I would like to see a dragon that we can make friends with that would randomly (but not too rarely ) land on the roost and give super things and dragon eggs that hatch into gold or purple dragons. Or perhaps a pink one for Sabina. Perhaps it would take a golden egg and hatch that. I'm saving up my gold and jewels because dragons like that sort of stuff. Also ice cream peppers and roast chicken. I'm sure dragons eat chicken.

Anyuszko
05-18-14, 04:38 AM
Prepairing for next weeks adventure

Hi all,

I want to share you some thoughts about next weeks event, wonder what you think and what you can add to it.

1. Next Thursday a new adventure should be available (in castle for sure, in barracks - we do not know). TL said earlier this would be a "week long" event, and this means this adventure should be removed after a week (or if not removed, it wont bring you special items any more). What this adventure should bring, we do not know at the moment, may be a new (type?) of dragon (dragon egg?), or special "treasures" this dragon is currently holding.

2. We do not know yet how long this adventure lasts (22 hrs like regular ones? could be 4 hrs, 8 hrs - we saw examples earlier), but we should keep our castle and perhaps barracks readied - do not send your knights for another adv on Wednesday (Tuesday in barracks). Also, prepare with feasts and weapons.

3. We maybe know what weapon we need: sword and light armour, because the previous quest suggested these. Craft a lot of these, and for the next few days do not send any adventure that consumes these (perhaps stay in ancient valley for a few days).

4. At the moment we do not know what feast this adventure should need; could be an "old" one (stock up at least 4-5 pieces each) but also could be a new one, so it may be a wise idea to stock up various food items such as ice creams, Ivy sauces and so, maybe at least 4-5 pieces from every possible foods (including the ones you do not really craft like limonade or the breakfast thing), and be ready to craft new type of feast if needed. (Take care your kitchen should be empty for the time new quest starts.) Also, stock up with taking-long-time-to-harvest things such as carrots, hot peppers. Stock up also with sugars and wheat.

5. For the time the quest begins (Thursday) prepare with all possible buildings ready for collection (in case we need to visit library 4 times during questline etc.), all craft building to be ready (do not start to craft mithril some hours before new quest), be full energized, perhaps some other energy sources readied (alicorn, trades what gives energy, and so). As I said before, keep your castle and barrack ready, do not send your knights last day.

6. Stock up some gems if you think so. Speeding up processes may take gems; if you have a gem sale for the next few days think on it.

Did I forget something? Do you have any more ideas?

55lee55
05-18-14, 10:13 AM
Did I forget something? Do you have any more ideas?

You said exactly what I am doing! If there is anything else that should/could be done to prepare I would be happy to hear it as well!

You did a great job of pulling everything together Anyuszko! Thanks, and back to crafting!

jaybay1147
05-18-14, 10:24 AM
I think I'll store up on water, and litter my castle with ponds. Just for refuge....incase....

vednir
05-18-14, 10:41 AM
Do what TL wants you to do, stock up on cash so you can buy lots of gems with the false sense of urgency these time limited events always generate.

Anyuszko
05-18-14, 11:04 AM
Do what TL wants you to do, stock up on cash so you can buy lots of gems with the false sense of urgency these time limited events always generate.

:) Yes you hit the ball... Still, castle story is much less gem consuming game than dragon story where you are almost always "forced" to buy gold if you wanna keep/reach all available things.
You can play castle story with much less gems, even if you never buy any.

Anyuszko
05-18-14, 11:09 AM
I think I'll store up on water, and litter my castle with ponds. Just for refuge....incase....

Dragons, waters... yups. I have one more thing. Last time when those new fishes introduced, we put our wells into storage coz they dont give any new fishes. (And needed to buy ponds a lot -each for a few coins only.) But wells are harder to get: 50 gems, but you can craft them (takes 8 hours if I remember well). Maybe it would be great idea to craft some more wells? Perhaps this time only wells can give "good-water-againts-a-dragon"?
In case you need a lot of wells in a short time, the 50 gem price seems to be good business for TL.

55lee55
05-18-14, 11:59 AM
Do what TL wants you to do, stock up on cash so you can buy lots of gems with the false sense of urgency these time limited events always generate.

Gee, it almost seems like you posted this as a bad thing. I see it as good business sense and what makes Castle Story so much fun to play. There are plenty of scripted castle games around, but with Castle Story we are allowed to approach many challenges in several ways, so that those who don't want to or cannot buy gems can play, and because we are given many choices we also have many chances to make our own mistakes. This is what I find to be the most compelling reason for me to continue playing.

It is not bad at all that TL make money, and I hope lots of money on this game. The more money this brings in for their bottom line, the better chance that Castle Story will continue and will be supported. TL is not obligated to continue the story and they can and no doubt will cease to support this game that almost all of us love as soon as they either start to lose money on it or if they come up with a new and better game. If they are putting in effort here, to bring us exciting new story lines it is likely that they are spending their time and money on this game, which is what I want because this is my favorite game.

I have no problem whatsoever in spending my money on gems to play CS instead of spending it elsewhere. I feel that I get good value for my money!

NorthWoodsKingdom
05-18-14, 12:14 PM
I'm just stockpiling all & everything I can ...but not depleting my reserves of iron or silver on swords & armor ... In case we have to ALSO make something that's a surprise...like broad axes!
...and I am really really REALLY hoping that our knights throw ROCKS at the dragon, not because I wanna hurt the dragon but cuz I'm always maxed on STONE lol

Ps We will probably also wanna SEE in the caves, so stock up on wisps etc

Queenzod
05-18-14, 12:25 PM
My only concern is to make sure I put out all the buildings I currently have in storage that might be needed, like my market, old Thomas's house, stuff like that. The problem is there's not enough room to have them out all the time, and invariably I don't have the building I need out when the goal starts! But I'm not too worried. TL usually gives plenty of time to get it done if you concentrate on the goal, and they are very good about tacking on a bit more time if it's really apparent they may have cut it too close.

That said, I'm sure there's going to be a lot of screaming come Friday. There always is. :)

Anyuszko
05-18-14, 12:43 PM
My only concern is to make sure I put out all the buildings I currently have in storage that might be needed, like my market, old Thomas's house, stuff like that. The problem is there's not enough room to have them out all the time, and invariably I don't have the building I need out when the goal starts! But I'm not too worried. TL usually gives plenty of time to get it done if you concentrate on the goal, and they are very good about tacking on a bit more time if it's really apparent they may have cut it too close.

That said, I'm sure there's going to be a lot of screaming come Friday. There always is. :)

Do not forget this would be a one-week-only goal , they already announced this

plby
05-18-14, 01:21 PM
Ten day quest, see post #161 :)

chalupa2030
05-18-14, 01:34 PM
:) castle story is much less gem consuming game than dragon story where you are almost always "forced" to buy gold if you wanna keep/reach all available things.
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This is so not true.:)

Queenzod
05-18-14, 02:18 PM
Do not forget this would be a one-week-only goal , they already announced this

Yes, hence my post. ??

zuma022
05-18-14, 03:47 PM
So what do you actually get for finishing this? Wondering if it's worth using gems for the remaining friends tickets?

GC5410
05-18-14, 04:16 PM
So what do you actually get for finishing this? Wondering if it's worth using gems for the remaining friends tickets?

Definitely not worth it :)

GiselleX16
05-18-14, 04:23 PM
Do you have any more ideas? I've been crafting several inks in each color; also keeping a good inventory of hides and fur in case we have to make a dragon blankie or banner (made a couple of poles) or cape or something like that. Maybe the dragons will want a tattoo!

zoo123g
05-18-14, 04:32 PM
great update :)

stuffedmounts
05-18-14, 04:39 PM
Ornate Supply Crate takes 30 trade tickets and 3 hours
30 trade tickets? Ouch!

jimmyshilling
05-18-14, 04:52 PM
What time does this go live?

michieboony
05-18-14, 05:43 PM
Prepairing for next weeks adventure

Hi all,

I want to share you some thoughts about next weeks event, wonder what you think and what you can add to it.

1. Next Thursday a new adventure should be available (in castle for sure, in barracks - we do not know). TL said earlier this would be a "week long" event, and this means this adventure should be removed after a week (or if not removed, it wont bring you special items any more). What this adventure should bring, we do not know at the moment, may be a new (type?) of dragon (dragon egg?), or special "treasures" this dragon is currently holding.

2. We do not know yet how long this adventure lasts (22 hrs like regular ones? could be 4 hrs, 8 hrs - we saw examples earlier), but we should keep our castle and perhaps barracks readied - do not send your knights for another adv on Wednesday (Tuesday in barracks). Also, prepare with feasts and weapons.

3. We maybe know what weapon we need: sword and light armour, because the previous quest suggested these. Craft a lot of these, and for the next few days do not send any adventure that consumes these (perhaps stay in ancient valley for a few days).

4. At the moment we do not know what feast this adventure should need; could be an "old" one (stock up at least 4-5 pieces each) but also could be a new one, so it may be a wise idea to stock up various food items such as ice creams, Ivy sauces and so, maybe at least 4-5 pieces from every possible foods (including the ones you do not really craft like limonade or the breakfast thing), and be ready to craft new type of feast if needed. (Take care your kitchen should be empty for the time new quest starts.) Also, stock up with taking-long-time-to-harvest things such as carrots, hot peppers. Stock up also with sugars and wheat.

5. For the time the quest begins (Thursday) prepare with all possible buildings ready for collection (in case we need to visit library 4 times during questline etc.), all craft building to be ready (do not start to craft mithril some hours before new quest), be full energized, perhaps some other energy sources readied (alicorn, trades what gives energy, and so). As I said before, keep your castle and barrack ready, do not send your knights last day.

6. Stock up some gems if you think so. Speeding up processes may take gems; if you have a gem sale for the next few days think on it.

Did I forget something? Do you have any more ideas?


How about crafting some Ornate Blocks and Wood? My thought is since a new trade is being introduced in the Royal Exchange. There will be a need for large supplies in this next quest. Thoughts?

Chriscat9
05-18-14, 06:17 PM
How about crafting some Ornate Blocks and Wood? My thought is since a new trade is being introduced in the Royal Exchange. There will be a need for large supplies in this next quest. Thoughts?

My thoughts exactly ;)