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PikaSquirrel
12-11-14, 10:34 AM
Hey everyone,

Today's update is the second half of the 12 Days of Christmas Goals! They will start 12/11, 12 PM PST and will end 12/16, 11:30 AM PST. You must be level 15+ in order to access today's update. There will also a few holiday items available in the Market, be sure to check them out!

PikaSquirrel
12-11-14, 10:34 AM
Part 2 Christmas Event


Buttercup;1019473']Hi everyone! Just a quick spoiler, so that you all know what you're working towards --

The final prize for this quest chain is a Pile of Gifts, a deco that will drop a random Gift item bundle every two days from now until January 5. There are a bunch of different possible Gifts, including things like building materials, holiday decos, trees, animals, and more.

Enjoy the rest of the event!


Buttercup;1019486']Yes, if you bought one Pile of Gifts from the Market and then you finish the Goals, you will be able to have a total of two.


We're seeing some people asking if this is the only Christmas update we'll have this year. Nope! We'll have more Christmas/Holiday related content next week and the week after too! So stay tuned! :)


This thread (http://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?76111-Pile-of-gifts)has wonderful information about the Pile of Gifts.


Lord of the Bling
Craft 5 gold rings (in forge). 1 golden nugget, 5 silver, 5 iron ore. 5 hours each.

Help: Current thread for Gold nuggets: http://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?76042-Gold-nuggets


5 Alive Bird Call
Learn a winter bird call (Visit library X 3) skip 15 gems
Get 4 calling birds (Chop trees until found) skip 40 gems

The French Connection
Give French-educated hens 0/3 (Give)
Speak French to hens (Collect from chickens until it clicks) skip 60 gems

Lovey-Dovey
Give Winter Birdseed 0/10 (Give) Drops from Corn! Skip 30 gems
Provide Turtle Doves 0/2 (Give) Search among your flowers! Skip 40 gems

The Partridge Parcel
Deliver a Partridge 0/1 (Give) <Chop Trees and Tend Fruit Trees!>

A Festive Feast
Prepare a new Hearty Feast 0/1 (Go) <The guests are hungry!>
Bring everything to the Tavern 0/3 (Go) <It's going to take a few trips!>

Note: the Pile of Gifts goes straight to your inventory.



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sunnygirl634
12-11-14, 10:39 AM
Can't wait to see the holiday items in the Market! I hope the Christmas trees have come back!

NorthWoodsKingdom
12-11-14, 11:01 AM
Whee!!! Exciting!! ... Will the new holiday things be in the market LONGER than til the 16th? (& I'm assuming none of the new market items are the Xmas "surprise" we're working for in the end...??

reliquary
12-11-14, 11:15 AM
YaY glad there isn't a delay due to the super duper storm sweeping thru the Bay Area and Apple hQ land.
What a great day to wait out the rain w/ this update......less than an hour to go!

annabelle125a
12-11-14, 11:21 AM
Is it really bad that I'm stalking this thread and the game? I may need an intervention

my2place
12-11-14, 11:31 AM
Is it really bad that I'm stalking this thread and the game? I may need an intervention
I'm here waiting with you!

tooney4
12-11-14, 11:44 AM
And me! Is it sad I've been clearing space in my kingdom ready for possible Christmas purchases :-p

zoeee87
12-11-14, 11:53 AM
Only 7 more minutes!! Woot Woot!

belbar22
12-11-14, 11:59 AM
2 mins never seemed like such a long time. Only posting to use up time.

GC5410
12-11-14, 12:01 PM
Craft 5 gold rings (in forge):
1 golden nugget
5 silver
5 iron ore

sunnygirl634
12-11-14, 12:02 PM
Craft 5 gold rings (in forge):
1 golden nugget
5 silver
5 iron ore

And they take 5 hours!!!! 5 hours. Ugh.

Bauxjangles
12-11-14, 12:04 PM
The 5 hours is a killer. Especially since one of my forges is out of commission for another 3 hours. Either way, the 5 golden rings should be done by tomorrow morning. It's a rough one for anyone that doesn't have a 2nd forge though.

GC5410
12-11-14, 12:05 PM
Lots of featured "winter" items, including pile of gifts which drops rare items until Jan, but cost a whopping 400 gems!

[S8] Buttercup
12-11-14, 12:06 PM
Hi everyone!

Just a quick spoiler, so that you all know what you're working towards --

The final prize for this quest chain is a Pile of Gifts, a deco that will drop a random Gift item bundle every two days from now until January 5. There are a bunch of different possible Gifts, including things like building materials, holiday decos, trees, animals, and more.

Enjoy the rest of the event!

NorthWoodsKingdom
12-11-14, 12:06 PM
TL, can you confirm that none of the new holiday goodies in the market are the "surprise" we are working to get?? (400 gems for a pile of gifts that only works for 3 weeks, then drops nada???? ...that seems a bit steep)

NorthWoodsKingdom
12-11-14, 12:07 PM
LOL!!! ... Thx, Buttercup...we posted at the same time lol

mamareader02
12-11-14, 12:07 PM
Wouldn't mind buying that pile of gifts,but for 400 gems and for it to do nothing after January?!seriously,that's kinda wrong

tywin111
12-11-14, 12:07 PM
5 golden rings with 5 hour each.
1 golden nugget, 5 silver ore, 5 iron ore.
Sorry didnt capture screen.

sunnygirl634
12-11-14, 12:08 PM
Buttercup;1019473']Hi everyone!

Just a quick spoiler, so that you all know what you're working towards --

The final prize for this quest chain is a Pile of Gifts, a deco that will drop a random Gift item bundle every two days from now until January 5. There are a bunch of different possible Gifts, including things like building materials, holiday decos, trees, animals, and more.

Enjoy the rest of the event!

So what happens if we actually bought the Pile of Gifts in the market for 400 gems? Do we get 2? I really, really, really wish I had known not to buy one!

Bauxjangles
12-11-14, 12:09 PM
400 gems seems like an awful lot for an item that won't be of use after January 2nd....

Actually, all of this work seems like a lot for something that won't be good after January 2nd. Hope these are REALLY good gifts that it drops.

StarThrower2
12-11-14, 12:09 PM
Agree with everyone on the 400 gem pile of gifts. FOUR HUNDRED gems? Seriously?

[S8] Buttercup
12-11-14, 12:11 PM
Yes, if you bought one Pile of Gifts from the Market and then you finish the Goals, you will be able to have a total of two.

GC5410
12-11-14, 12:11 PM
Don't panic!! We can "earn" the pile of gifts through goals, no need to buy :) .....although 2 would be nice.....not at 400 gems though (that's steep, even if permanent, which it isn't)

Beeville99
12-11-14, 12:11 PM
My main account hasn't seen a gold nugget in weeks, maybe months.
Making a ring with my one gold nugget and hoping against hope.

Bauxjangles
12-11-14, 12:12 PM
Agree with everyone on the 400 gem pile of gifts. FOUR HUNDRED gems? Seriously?

I know! Those gems are hard to come by! Plus, I bought an alicorn when they were on sale :p so now I'm drained. Thank goodness for the thanksgiving table, those spicy feast missions are super helpful

kudukuda
12-11-14, 12:17 PM
My main account hasn't seen a gold nugget in weeks, maybe months.
Making a ring with my one gold nugget and hoping against hope.

Considering the final outcome is a pile of gifts that won't work in three weeks, i'd consider saving the nuggets for another quest down the road, one that will actually give something useful, like the thanksgiving table.

sunnygirl634
12-11-14, 12:18 PM
Can TL confirm this is what the Winter Wall is supposed to look like this?

17178

Only the last segment of the wall is showing the garland. I was hoping that all the walls would show the garland. Is this a glitch like the Halloween walls?

Ash1780
12-11-14, 12:18 PM
Is it really bad that I'm stalking this thread and the game? I may need an intervention
I promise you aren't the only one - maybe we could do a big group intervention AFTER this quest is finished of course. I'm loving myself for putting in a second forge and kicking myself for not having enough GOLD. And I still can't stop trying to think of what the rest of the challenges will require. And am I the only one who's gone from being fully stocked w/wood to scrounging around to have barely enough??? Ok starting to ramble that's my cue to say Goodbye & Good Luck y'all!!!

WindermereBakery
12-11-14, 12:19 PM
I don't think we should have to use our rare gold nuggets to get something we can only collect from around ten times, especially since is says it may just be dropping 'building materials' which most of us have a lot of or can get easily all year long. The box of gifts should drop very good items for all the time and resources that goes into these two weeks.

perry85
12-11-14, 12:21 PM
I was super excited about the winter wall and just bought a bunch to surround my castle. However I can't get them to face outward. The holly decoration part is facing away so I can't see it and I can't get it to turn around. Is anyone else havin this problem or am I doing something wrong?

ghjvcucjb
12-11-14, 12:23 PM
I was super excited about the winter wall and just bought a bunch to surround my castle. However I can't get them to face outward. The holly decoration part is facing away so I can't see it and I can't get it to turn around. Is anyone else havin this problem or am I doing something wrong?

What is the winter wall? I don't see them but would love to get some. Have force closed but not seeing any.

sunnygirl634
12-11-14, 12:25 PM
I was super excited about the winter wall and just bought a bunch to surround my castle. However I can't get them to face outward. The holly decoration part is facing away so I can't see it and I can't get it to turn around. Is anyone else havin this problem or am I doing something wrong?

I have the same problem. I posted a picture on page 3.

ghjvcucjb
12-11-14, 12:25 PM
Don't pain yet everyone. I've noticed in the past that with really rare items TL sometimes increases or adds drops to help out.

perry85
12-11-14, 12:26 PM
Look in the market under featured- it is all the way at the end for me.

reliquary
12-11-14, 12:29 PM
Wait....so we can only collect from it every 2 days....Lets say it takes 3 days to go thru these last quests to get the thing, that means about 8 collections......ummmmmmmm?
400 gems= about 7$ U.S. Sale price gems
And we might get about 10 collections.

Cue the gem speedsters who decide to buy one and speed it up to see what it actually drops.....lets hope it not something like 1 Royal beam, and one Xmas wall....lol

fish63
12-11-14, 12:29 PM
Fix the wall, please! Will not buy anymore until we can make the garland face out!

katbtodd
12-11-14, 12:32 PM
Buttercup;1019473']Hi everyone!

Just a quick spoiler, so that you all know what you're working towards --

The final prize for this quest chain is a Pile of Gifts, a deco that will drop a random Gift item bundle every two days from now until January 5. There are a bunch of different possible Gifts, including things like building materials, holiday decos, trees, animals, and more.

Enjoy the rest of the event!
After Jan.5 will we be able to storage it as a decoration

tweeps
12-11-14, 12:33 PM
My main account hasn't seen a gold nugget in weeks, maybe months.
Making a ring with my one gold nugget and hoping against hope.

Mine neither.
I've seen one gold nugget since the Halloween event and I'm at level 50 with two lvl 5 deep mines and two lvl 5 regular mines and I play every day.
The gold nugget drop rate needs to increase for this one!

RedStella13
12-11-14, 12:33 PM
My main account hasn't seen a gold nugget in weeks, maybe months.
Making a ring with my one gold nugget and hoping against hope.

I had two nuggets, so I'm making two rings at the moment. Considering I've found a grand total of three nuggets since I started playing I'm not very hopeful for this one. *sigh*

sunnygirl634
12-11-14, 12:33 PM
Wait....so we can only collect from it every 2 days....Lets say it takes 3 days to go thru these last quests to get the thing, that means about 8 collections......ummmmmmmm?
400 gems= about 7$ U.S. Sale price gems
And we might get about 10 collections.

Cue the gem speedsters who decide to buy one and speed it up to see what it actually drops.....lets hope it not something like 1 Royal beam, and one Xmas wall....lol

I bought one before I knew that was what we earned at the end of the quest. It costs 100 gems to speed it up. So I won't be doing that. I'll let you know in 2 days what it drops. However, there might be someone willing to do it. I'm still so bummed. I don't really need two. Impulsive buy. Ugh.

tigarlilyvol
12-11-14, 12:39 PM
Learn a winter bird call
(Visit library X 3) skip 15 gems
Get 4 calling birds
(Chop trees until found) skip 40 gems

(Got 5 birds with 10 chops on 1 tree)

SpiritWind00
12-11-14, 12:42 PM
I'll update post 2 with more information as it is posted...

CharmOfLea
12-11-14, 12:44 PM
Buttercup;1019473']Hi everyone!

Just a quick spoiler, so that you all know what you're working towards --

The final prize for this quest chain is a Pile of Gifts, a deco that will drop a random Gift item bundle every two days from now until January 5. There are a bunch of different possible Gifts, including things like building materials, holiday decos, trees, animals, and more.

Enjoy the rest of the event!

WoW Every two days until Jan 5th? That's not a lot of drops. It certainly doesn't feel like a generous Christmas to me. And I've already invested 2 of my precious golden nuggets.... :(

tweeps
12-11-14, 12:48 PM
EIGHTY gems for one gold nugget to craft a ring!!! :mad:

Seriously? When it takes a total of 100 gems to skip the task.

Seriously, Team Lava...I'm a very patient player, I didn't complain about the months and months it took to finish the sister sister goal, or any of the other long goals. It's part of the attraction of the game. But the goals in a timed task need to be realistically achieveable for players at high levels. I've no problem spending 5 hours crafting an item... I have the patience, but I'd at least like to be able to CRAFT the darn things!
Considering the Halloween event used up all my gold nuggets and I've seen none since (maybe one ages ago that I used in the Royal exchange) in those 6 weeks, it's a poor decision of the designer of this task to create a timed item that requires 5 of the rare drops to be used in a week, when none have dropped in all that time since the last timed event that required those items.
I'm sure I'm not the only player in this position.... At level 50 remember...I'm not a newbie that short on resources.
Not happy.

tigarlilyvol
12-11-14, 12:51 PM
Thanks
The French Connection
Speak French to hens
(Collect from chickens until it clicks) skip 60 gems

So far I haven't got it to click or cluck, pulled the rest of my chickens out of storage advise you do same now to have time to collect from them

sunnygirl634
12-11-14, 12:52 PM
Thanks
The French Connection
Speak French to hens
(Collect from chickens until it clicks) skip 60 gems

So far I haven't got it to click or cluck, pulled the rest of my chickens out of storage advise you do same now to have time to collect from them

tigarlilyvol, thanks for skipping and sharing!

SpiritWind00
12-11-14, 12:53 PM
Nuggets can drop from all rock sources. I've found the Sparkling mine drops most and rock outcroppings have worked for me too.

meme1098
12-11-14, 12:59 PM
Learn a winter bird call
(Visit library X 3) skip 15 gems
Get 4 calling birds
(Chop trees until found) skip 40 gems

(Got 5 birds with 10 chops on 1 tree)

Ack!!! Need my libraries out again. :D

marieketje
12-11-14, 01:05 PM
I found 3 golden nuggets in clearing one dark Cave Formation! Feeling happy I can make the rings...

Ash1780
12-11-14, 01:06 PM
tigarlilyvol, thanks for skipping and sharing!

I'm w/Sunny on this one. Question:would it be completely moronic of me to upgrade (or at least try to) my deep mine in hopes of getting the two more gold nuggets I need??? Or should I just buy a ****load of gems in case it's cheaper/easier to buy out or skip. And does that count as cheating? I'll shut up now y'all have your own problems & choices to make. Please be brutally honest, I can take it. Thanks, Ash

ShibuyaCloth
12-11-14, 01:10 PM
A higher level mine will not increase drop chances, just drop rate as the timer is shorter.

GC5410
12-11-14, 01:11 PM
I got the majority of my 80 nuggets from chopping rocks, like a crazy woman, for goals in the past that needed vast amounts of silver. I have got very few from sparkling/deep mines. It's obviously a rare drop, but you can get them from the exchange too (got a few when trying desparately for mithril for all those mithril-requiring goals!). Basically mine are all just a by-product of trying for other things, so it's actually nice to have a use for them! :)

PikaSquirrel
12-11-14, 01:15 PM
We're looking into the issue with the Winter Wall, thanks for your patience!

Bauxjangles
12-11-14, 01:18 PM
I got the majority of my 80 nuggets from chopping rocks, like a crazy woman, for goals in the past that needed vast amounts of silver. I have got very few from sparkling/deep mines. It's obviously a rare drop, but you can get them from the exchange too (got a few when trying desparately for mithril for all those mithril-requiring goals!). Basically mine are all just a by-product of trying for other things, so it's actually nice to have a use for them! :)

I got a lot of my nuggets from the exchange too. Did you just chop regular rock formations or dark rock formations when you got other nuggets? I have a lot of regular rock formations but only 2 dark rock formations from quests. I kinda like to save them for when I am low on things like iron and silver and I'm full on both those right now and I don't want to waste it. I'm super paranoid about that haha

Bauxjangles
12-11-14, 01:21 PM
I'm w/Sunny on this one. Question:would it be completely moronic of me to upgrade (or at least try to) my deep mine in hopes of getting the two more gold nuggets I need??? Or should I just buy a ****load of gems in case it's cheaper/easier to buy out or skip. And does that count as cheating? I'll shut up now y'all have your own problems & choices to make. Please be brutally honest, I can take it. Thanks, Ash

If you can upgrade the mine without it completely draining your resources, I say go for it. It can only make every mineral related challenge easier. Also, it's absolutely not cheating if you choose to skip missions; some times it's just strategically smart. No shaming on TL boards! :o

reliquary
12-11-14, 01:24 PM
Heya! Upgrading your mines is super expensive....I would not reccomend it unless you have just a bunch of magic cement just wasting space in your inventory.....lol
For 35 gems you can try your luck w/ a dark cave formation...a possible nugget drop as mentioned above.

The last option is geming thru your goal book. Make as many as you can, press give, then gem the rest.
Wait until you get a sale to buy gems, even if it takes a few days....truly no hurry on this one, it doesn't seem worth it.


Overall I see the whole point of this...the sooner you get the gift mound or whatever it's called, the more 2 day drops you can click.(~10) I'll wait and see exactly what it drops before spending Any gems...it is a useless decoration in 3 weeks.

tigarlilyvol
12-11-14, 01:25 PM
Lovey Dovey
Give winter bird seed X 10
(Drops from corn) skip 30 gems
Provide turtle doves X 2
(Search among your flowers) skip 40 gems

happyhoppa
12-11-14, 01:36 PM
I'm really disappointed. As a low level player (19) I enjoyed the challenge of part 1 but it was all for nothing. I have only ever received 1 gold nugget, so it doesn't seem possible to start, never mind finish part 2. What a waste of all the time spent on part 1 :(

....Unless anyone has a sure fire way to get 4 nuggets in the next 5 hours?????

Chaotarch
12-11-14, 01:39 PM
Lovey Dovey
Give winter bird seed X 10
(Drops from corn) skip 30 gems
Provide turtle doves X 2
(Search among your flowers) skip 40 gems

Lol, if you dont gemup, you need a lot of energy...
Got 2 turtle dove from 50 iceland poppies, before 15 white trilium with no dove...
Winterseeds... I am at 43 with over 120 corn harvest...
Enjoy or have more luck then me.

dragon2046
12-11-14, 01:40 PM
Lovey Dovey
Give winter bird seed X 10
(Drops from corn) skip 30 gems
Provide turtle doves X 2
(Search among your flowers) skip 40 gems

Thank u for posting the next steps it's so helpful. Happy holidays everyone !

mafruha
12-11-14, 01:42 PM
5 golden nuggets?? R u kidding?? U made the game hard n spoiled all the fun...

NorthWoodsKingdom
12-11-14, 01:42 PM
Lovey Dovey
Give winter bird seed X 10
(Drops from corn) skip 30 gems
Provide turtle doves X 2
(Search among your flowers) skip 40 gems

from C O R N !?!?!?!? ..... Aaaarrrggggghhh! lol

tigarlilyvol
12-11-14, 01:50 PM
from C O R N !?!?!?!? ..... Aaaarrrggggghhh! lol

I know ever time I plant corn I keep seeing Candy Corn!

mikado86
12-11-14, 01:57 PM
Lord of the Blind
Give Five Golden Rings 0/5 (Give) <Make them in the Magic Forge!>

New Item on Magic Forge
Golden Ring (5hr)
1 Golden nugget
5 Silver Ore
5 Iron ore

Five-Alarm Bird Call
Learn a Winter Bird Call 0/3 (Go) <Visit the Library!>
Get Four Calling Birds 0/4 (Give) <Chop Trees until you find them!>

The French Connection
Give French-educated hens 0/3 (Give) <Keep collecting from them until it clicks!>

Lovey-Dovey
Give Winter Birdseed 0/10 (Give) <Drops from Corn!>
Provide Turtle Doves 0/2 (Give) <Search among your flowers!>

The Partridge Parcel
Deliver a Partridge 0/1 (Give) <Chop Trees and Tend Fruit Trees!>

A Festive Feast
Prepare a new Hearty Feast 0/1 (Go) <The guests are hungry!>
Bring everything to the Tavern 0/3 (Go) <It's going to take a few trips!>

Reward of the last quest is a Pile of Gifts (400 gems on market, I made a new post explaining some things about it)

http://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?76111-Pile-of-gifts

tigarlilyvol
12-11-14, 01:58 PM
The Partridge Parcel
Give 1 partridge
(Chop trees and trend fruit trees) skip 50 gems

(Chopped 2 trees and tended 8 fruit trees no partridge found, may be a hard one to complete)

perry5
12-11-14, 02:01 PM
I was super excited about the winter wall and just bought a bunch to surround my castle. However I can't get them to face outward. The holly decoration part is facing away so I can't see it and I can't get it to turn around. Is anyone else havin this problem or am I doing something wrong?

Me too! One wall alone faces out so you can see it the decoration...the minute you join multiple walls together they reverse and you can't see the decoration...almost seems like a coding error to me. Or decorations should have been on both sides of the wall? Disappointing though.

NorthWoodsKingdom
12-11-14, 02:04 PM
Lord of the Blind
Give Five Golden Rings 0/5 (Give) <Make them in the Magic Forge!>

New Item on Magic Forge
Golden Ring (5hr)
1 Golden nugget
5 Silver Ore
5 Iron ore

Five-Alarm Bird Call
Learn a Winter Bird Call 0/3 (Go) <Visit the Library!>
Get Four Calling Birds 0/4 (Give) <Chop Trees until you find them!>

The French Connection
Give French-educated hens 0/3 (Give) <Keep collecting from them until it clicks!>

Lovey-Dovey
Give Winter Birdseed 0/10 (Give) <Drops from Corn!>
Provide Turtle Doves 0/2 (Give) <Search among your flowers!>

The Partridge Parcel
Deliver a Partridge 0/1 (Give) <Chop Trees and Tend Fruit Trees!>

A Festive Feast
Prepare a new Hearty Feast 0/1 (Go) <The guests are hungry!>
Bring everything to the Tavern 0/3 (Go) <It's going to take a few trips!>

Reward of the last quest is a Pile of Gifts (400 gems on market, I made a new post explaining some things about it)

Oh good grief... 2 separate steps that requires the chopping of trees?!

Rockylandia
12-11-14, 02:08 PM
Re: gold nuggets, I have a number of glimmer rock formations from adventures, and they always seem to drop one or two nuggets when chopped.

kat8rose
12-11-14, 02:09 PM
Wow! This is really tough in a short time period, using.up 5 rare drops .... If.ya have them .... NGot 2 crafting, wish I hadn't done it. Lvl 22 with 1 library, no tavern built, justnot worth tbe gem skips for a temporary item that stops working in a couple of weeks. If lvl 15 plus.are eligible, make it reasonable ... Maybe tier it for different levels w... So disappointed.

Liloze
12-11-14, 02:16 PM
I got a lot of my nuggets from the exchange too. Did you just chop regular rock formations or dark rock formations when you got other nuggets? I have a lot of regular rock formations but only 2 dark rock formations from quests. I kinda like to save them for when I am low on things like iron and silver and I'm full on both those right now and I don't want to waste it. I'm super paranoid about that haha

Huh ! I make this exchange at least 3/weeks and never ever did I get any golden nuggets from it!
All my nuggets came from chopping rocks, and very rarely from deep mines!

Windrush5
12-11-14, 02:18 PM
Help! My new goals are not showing up, the new items in the market are there but no goals! I have tried deleting and reinstalling but no luck 😢

Liloze
12-11-14, 02:18 PM
OMG ! NOT CORN....Runs away screaming....crying ...and tearing hair....:p

pythan
12-11-14, 02:24 PM
Pls help as till now I did not receive any new goals for this event

Windrush5
12-11-14, 02:26 PM
Me neither ��

Liloze
12-11-14, 02:27 PM
Pls help as till now I did not receive any new goals for this event

Vist a neighbor, if the goal doesn't pop up with the baron wanting his Golden rings, Force close your game, if still the goal doesn't show up, delete and reinstall the game. Hope this helps :)

shambalaya
12-11-14, 02:32 PM
Hmmn, I'm going on a retreat between 27/12 - 4/01, so I'm seriously considering just leaving the questline alone... Couldn't we have a once-a-week gift dropping items that doesn't expire, please?

Windrush5
12-11-14, 02:36 PM
Vist a neighbor, if the goal doesn't pop up with the baron wanting his Golden rings, Force close your game, if still the goal doesn't show up, delete and reinstall the game. Hope this helps :)

Will try deleting & installing for the 2nd time .....

mikado86
12-11-14, 02:39 PM
Pls help as till now I did not receive any new goals for this event

Maybe you are not lvl big enough? Do you have library's and tavern's in your kindgom?

badbunny42
12-11-14, 02:39 PM
I was wondering if TL had increased the gold nugget drop since I got two during part one and they seldom happen for me. I have three so not enough. And, if eighty gems to buy one... Not happening.

Some one mentioned getting thru exchange. I have no idea what that meant. Help?

mikado86
12-11-14, 02:44 PM
I was wondering if TL had increased the gold nugget drop since I got two during part one and they seldom happen for me. I have three so not enough. And, if eighty gems to buy one... Not happening.

Some one mentioned getting thru exchange. I have no idea what that meant. Help?

theres an exchange unlocked by idk what, Jeweler's trade, 30 jewels, 40 water, 30 Glimmerdust I believe, it drops Golden Nuggets quite often as well as mithril and adamant

mreames
12-11-14, 03:07 PM
For those without enough gold nuggets, I'd use all of my energy to chop rock outcroppings (of course go to mines whenever they are available) until you get enough nuggets. I have plenty but I did get a couple in the last few days from rocks. You could choose to save any you have until you have all 5. I'm not going to say its easy but it'll at least give you a chance without wasting too many other resources.

jinka7
12-11-14, 03:07 PM
But you have to be level 25, and I just turned level 23 today. I don't have enough gems for a dark cave formation, let alone skipping, and I only ever got three nuggets, one of which was used for Sir Pigglesworth (I still don't have the golden apple). I need to prepare to go on the "Prepare the Dark Caves" exploration to see if I can get anything, but I'm not holding out much hope. This is bull hockey.

dragon2046
12-11-14, 03:13 PM
Using the gold nuggets made since cuz they are gold rings but I was really concerned for the lower level players having 5 gold nuggets. I hope TL ups the gold nugget drops on the regular rock piles so that everyone can complete this quest. Good luck to everyone.

chila1234
12-11-14, 03:22 PM
I don't have nuggets. I hope the deep mine gives enough to finish this task

ladyperidot
12-11-14, 03:26 PM
I've done this trade a couple of times and never gotten gold. I'm trying it now. I only have two nuggets; not going to make rings until I have 5 in hand.

And I have to agree with a previous poster, really, more corn!!!! Not to mention chopping my poor trees again. I'm kinda losing motivation here. The bountiful table is great but this prize only lasts for a really short time. I'm not sure it's worth the resources.

Good luck to all, may it rain golden nuggets!

GC5410
12-11-14, 03:46 PM
I got a lot of my nuggets from the exchange too. Did you just chop regular rock formations or dark rock formations when you got other nuggets? I have a lot of regular rock formations but only 2 dark rock formations from quests. I kinda like to save them for when I am low on things like iron and silver and I'm full on both those right now and I don't want to waste it. I'm super paranoid about that haha

Just the regular kind - quite a few of them though! :)

Liloze
12-11-14, 03:59 PM
Anyone who bought the winter walls had problems witth Royal Points ?
Rather than going up I lost 300 RP instead of gaining them since each one counts for 3 while the Hydrangea/ Rainbow Hedges add only 1RP! And they don't show the decoration :(

mityaj
12-11-14, 04:08 PM
Just wasted 30 gems on the Dark Cave Formation: zero nuggets after mining it :-(((((

PikaSquirrel
12-11-14, 04:09 PM
Issue with the Winter Wall has been fixed. You'll need to reinstall to see the fix. Uninstalling and reinstalling will not cause you to lose progress in the game. If you still see issues after reinstalling, please let us know. Thanks!

fish63
12-11-14, 04:19 PM
Just uninstalled and reinstalled and garlands still face in when they connect to another wall or gate! No turn around available. Love the way they look, but want them to face out. Spooky wall has same problem.

PikaSquirrel
12-11-14, 04:42 PM
Sorry about that, we're looking into the Winter Walls again.

beachinhawaii
12-11-14, 04:54 PM
Thanks for posting all the goals!!!:) they don't seem terribly difficult if you've got all the golden nuggets... But in 5 days we will definitely be pushed to our limits!! :p

Liloze
12-11-14, 04:58 PM
As far as I am concerned I deleted reinstalled and the Holly Decoration on the walls are showing,
I love my winter walls :) And the winter gates are absolutely beautiful :D though a bit big but Hey they are GATES lol

I am loving this Christmas Part II, except I said it before it started in C. Event part I, TL shouldn't have asked for golden nuggets, players level 15 + will be struggling big time to aquire them :(
And I know many level 50 that will be struggling as well!
Good Luck everybody :)

Mikachernova
12-11-14, 05:10 PM
Soooo disappointed. Not a generous christmas gift at all. To have a pile that will be gone or useless in 2weeks. Last year players received kingdom inn and a reindeer stable which are worth every effort cos they are usefull. Why TL is making this, is that a world crisis?:) really upset. Two weeks tasks, rare Golden nuggets just waisted. Sad, sad, sad

Liloze
12-11-14, 05:17 PM
Soooo disappointed. Not a generous christmas gift at all. To have a pile that will be gone or useless in 2weeks. Last year players received kingdom inn and a reindeer stable which are worth every effort cos they are usefull. Why TL is making this, is that a world crisis?:) really upset. Two weeks tasks, rare Golden nuggets just waisted. Sad, sad, sad

Yep I don't think The Pile of Gifts should stop giving! Even if every 2/days.
TL should consider keep the drops from this Pile as a permanent feature and not for a limited time!

Mikachernova
12-11-14, 05:21 PM
I had two nuggets, so I'm making two rings at the moment. Considering I've found a grand total of three nuggets since I started playing I'm not very hopeful for this one. *sigh*


Yep I don't think The Pile of Gifts should stop giving! Even if every 2/days.
TL should consider keep the drops from this Pile as a permanent feature and not for a limited time!

Right, making it permanent would improve situation!

Mikachernova
12-11-14, 05:24 PM
Started a petition to Tl about making the pile temporary. http://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?76119-Petition-to-make-pile-of-gifts-permanent

sunnygirl634
12-11-14, 05:26 PM
Just uninstalled and reinstalled and garlands still face in when they connect to another wall or gate! No turn around available. Love the way they look, but want them to face out. Spooky wall has same problem.

I also deleted and reinstalled and it did not fix it.

NorthWoodsKingdom
12-11-14, 05:33 PM
I also deleted and reinstalled and it did not fix it.
Ditto, not fixed.

Liloze
12-11-14, 05:35 PM
Just uninstalled and reinstalled and garlands still face in when they connect to another wall or gate! No turn around available. Love the way they look, but want them to face out. Spooky wall has same problem.

I did not notice I had the same problem until I read your post, My garlands were inexistent before lol, so I was happy to see they are making an appearance :)
Oh well I am still happy with them, if TL cannot fix them at least they are decorated ;)

DrP4ever
12-11-14, 05:39 PM
Just got a nugget from a large rock. Never got one from there before. So happy!

myndisue
12-11-14, 06:11 PM
So we use ALL these resources, time, and energy for a gift that becomes a waste of space?? Not nice... Not nice at all!

Mikachernova
12-11-14, 06:17 PM
Add your voice for a petition for making pile permanent http://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?76119-Petition-to-make-pile-of-gifts-permanent

Mikachernova
12-11-14, 06:17 PM
So we use ALL these resources, time, and energy for a gift that becomes a waste of space?? Not nice... Not nice at all!

http://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?76119-Petition-to-make-pile-of-gifts-permanent

newzealander
12-11-14, 07:36 PM
I found 3 golden nuggets in clearing one dark Cave Formation! Feeling happy I can make the rings...
Lucky for you! I just cleared my last Cave Formation, and then even (stupidly) bought one. No nuggets from either. This one is just for those that were fortunate enough to have gold nuggets, I guess.

acupofgreentea
12-11-14, 07:41 PM
Hmm... just start the quest.
Gold nugget again????
Already search for it for 2 weeks for ' what does it metter' and don't find one. Look wiser to skip it for 100 gems from last week treasure run bonus.

gunnysmum
12-11-14, 07:46 PM
I found 3 golden nuggets in clearing one dark Cave Formation! Feeling happy I can make the rings...

Feeling glad for you, but I bought one, chopped up and found ZERO. Same for the one with gems sticking out of it. Seems unfair, and greedy of them.

CharmOfLea
12-11-14, 07:47 PM
Issue with the Winter Wall has been fixed. You'll need to reinstall to see the fix. Uninstalling and reinstalling will not cause you to lose progress in the game. If you still see issues after reinstalling, please let us know. Thanks!

Deleted and reinstalled. Walls look just the same. It's not fixed for me.
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CharmOfLea
12-11-14, 08:05 PM
Lucky for you! I just cleared my last Cave Formation, and then even (stupidly) bought one. No nuggets from either. This one is just for those that were fortunate enough to have gold nuggets, I guess.

It's Christmas for God's sake. Gold nuggets are so rare, it's plain cruel to claim those of younger players/gamers in the story line. Christmas is time of generosity and friendliness, and happiness. This claim just isn't a good fit for the spirit of these Holidays.

transberry
12-11-14, 08:11 PM
It's Christmas for God's sake. Gold nuggets are so rare, it's plain cruel to claim those of younger players/gamers in the story line. Christmas is time of generosity and friendliness, and happiness. This claim just isn't a good fit for the spirit of these Holidays.

Finally a reason to use the nuggets I have over 50 and I easily had over 20 by level 15

Most come from animals. Finally a resource I can make pretty easy

maggie_2014
12-11-14, 08:27 PM
Oh good grief... 2 separate steps that requires the chopping of trees?!

Any suggestions which trees are more successful?

One more thing is it really worthy to have more than one tavern( the end result being available only for few days)? Any other mainline quests that req more than one tavern?

acupofgreentea
12-11-14, 08:37 PM
Finally a reason to use the nuggets I have over 50 and I easily had over 20 by level 15

Most come from animals. Finally a resource I can make pretty easy

confusing.... animal drop gold nuggets? I only know that chicken drop gold eggs and I have few of it, but never read or see animal drop gold nuggets.

SiobhanMurphy1
12-11-14, 08:46 PM
What a waste of time doing the first part of this quest. I'm not wasting precious nuggets or gems for something that will drop a handful of gifts before turning into a decoration. Disappointing.

Dabag
12-11-14, 09:09 PM
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Dabag
12-11-14, 09:11 PM
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Dabag
12-11-14, 09:13 PM
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29vanilla
12-11-14, 09:16 PM
Still undecided if I should use my precious 5 gold nuggets for the rest of this quest. I have 37 I think but I've been playing this game forever, a frequent daily player (ie. Addicted). You would think I would have maxed out on golden items. NOT even close ! I feel bad for lower level players. Wouldn't even try to start some of these major quests bc I've seen so many unfinished things in my neighbors' kingdoms. So sad. BUT I'm still not sure if it's worth 5 golden nuggets for such a limited item. I guess I better decide right quick. Please offer input as to why it's worth it. Thanks.

SpiritWind00
12-11-14, 09:29 PM
my personal 2 cents is: why not use them? nuggets do drop (I have had a few this week alone) and what else are you going to do with them? As a fellow addict (I know, surprising), I want a reward and participate in everything. It's like using gems, they are a means to an end. If you have 5 nuggets, go for it! (I know this is a bit easier for me to say as I have over 80 nuggets. But I do play a lot every day and so the random drops are more frequent purely by the amount of time I spend in the game.)

you have heaps - go for it! :) :)

SiobhanMurphy1
12-11-14, 09:41 PM
Still undecided if I should use my precious 5 gold nuggets for the rest of this quest. I have 37 I think but I've been playing this game forever, a frequent daily player (ie. Addicted). You would think I would have maxed out on golden items. NOT even close ! I feel bad for lower level players. Wouldn't even try to start some of these major quests bc I've seen so many unfinished things in my neighbors' kingdoms. So sad. BUT I'm still not sure if it's worth 5 golden nuggets for such a limited item. I guess I better decide right quick. Please offer input as to why it's worth it. Thanks.

It's not worth it. The reward is the pile of gifts which drops decor items or building materials every two days until beginning Jan. max maybe 8 collections.

ArcadiaTofu
12-11-14, 09:48 PM
my personal 2 cents is: why not use them? nuggets do drop (I have had a few this week alone) and what else are you going to do with them? As a fellow addict (I know, surprising), I want a reward and participate in everything. It's like using gems, they are a means to an end. If you have 5 nuggets, go for it! (I know this is a bit easier for me to say as I have over 80 nuggets. But I do play a lot every day and so the random drops are more frequent purely by the amount of time I spend in the game.)

you have heaps - go for it! :) :)

Spirit, I understand what you're saying, but speaking from a (new) player's perspective, gold nuggets don't drop as often for most people, I think. I've been playing for a month and a half and am at level 25 right now. During that time I don't think I've used a gold nugget once (and if I did it was for a goal and wasn't much in the grander scheme of things), but I only have around 25 gold nuggets in my inventory. Gold nuggets do drop, yes, but for the past few days it's been dropping LOTS more than it ever has---probably because of the questline and players actually needing gold nuggets for once.

Before this questline, I'd maybe get two or three gold nuggets per week from mines/rocks and a few from Sir Pigglesworth and adventures, but that's it. Mines/rocks don't drop nuggets very often per week even for an addicted player (like me). Perhaps that's just luck, and you have more than I do, but speaking from my experience, gold nuggets drop very, very rarely in my kingdom and so wanting to hoard what we DO have for something more worthwhile down the road (trade/quest/etc) is more advantageous. I think, on the whole, the reason people are so upset about the gold nugget issue is because it's really NOT worth it on this world event.

Had they made the pile of presents permanent and not only 'limited' until Jan. 5th then people would not be complaining so much about using their gold nuggets. But since TL decided this X-mas would be 'limited' whereas the last one was not, people are more upset and questioning if the whole thing is even worth it at all. I'll complete it b/c I've already invested so much into it, but had I known from the beginning that the challenge would end with me having a 2-day drop until Jan. 5th, you better believe me (and nearly everyone else) would have spent our time/energy/resources on better things than this questline---especially since it's taken so much of our resources/time to complete it.

The rewards just aren't good enough for most people, to be honest, and from what I've seen of what you can get from the pile of presents drop... well, they're really not that good in the grander scheme of things to be honest, and makes the whole X-mas questline seem like a waste of time for maybe a few things that might be interesting to get (trade tickets/manticore). Not to mention that the whole 'limited' reward for so much resource and effort is a slap in the face to players where the Thanksgiving reward was so much more worth it and took less time/energy to accomplish. Maybe I'm the only one that thinks so, but the Thanksgiving questline was much easier and has better long-term rewards than this one does. Last X-mas, as well, had rewards that had better long-term rewards and the fact that this one has such meager short-term rewards, well... yeah, slap in the face :\

Perhaps if the pile of presents reward still GAVE rewards every two days (like full-energy boosts like the Alicorn or drops of the rarer variety like nuggets, silver ore, wisp lanterns, etc.) then it would seem more worthwhile, but just getting (maybe) 8 total drops from it that are laughable at how uninspiring they are with maybe a few 'big drops' like manticore/trade tickets... well, I'm sure you can see how most people feel the Reindeer Stable and Kingdom Inn's year-long drops of wisps, ice cream, fur, etc. are so much more rewarding, yes?

But that's just my take on it :\

ghjvcucjb
12-11-14, 09:49 PM
Well, if we're adding our two cents... ITA, if you have them (more than 10) then use them. That's the whole point of the game, trying to accomplish the goals. For example, one of the other games we had to download to play had a timer and I didn't make the goal and didn't receive the gem prize. For some reason we've come to believe everyone has to succeed at every goal in this game. I haven't, was one stupid neighbor request away from upgrading my table and my timer ended earlier than I had estimated so I didn't get back in time to gem it. At first I was irritated at all the time resources used but eventually I got back all the supplies.

If you're on the fence and have the nuggets I'd say go for it. It's just a game and eventually all the supplies come back.

ETA: I've been maxed out on all gold items since the beginning of this year and started doing the trade with them. Seems to me and it might be just my imagination but the more I use stuff the more that stuff drops.

newzealander
12-11-14, 09:51 PM
Finally a reason to use the nuggets I have over 50 and I easily had over 20 by level 15

Most come from animals. Finally a resource I can make pretty easy

Can you please clarify what animals you got all these nuggets from? I am at Level 50, and have most animals, and have never seen a nugget drop from any of them. I'm keen to know what I'm missing!

And Spiritwood, where have you had yours from this week? I haven't had one in months, so it would be good to know.

Mikachernova
12-11-14, 10:10 PM
I am 47 th level and getting goden nuggets very rare

maggie_2014
12-11-14, 10:14 PM
Spirit, I understand what you're saying, but speaking from a (new) player's perspective, gold nuggets don't drop as often for most people, I think. I've been playing for a month and a half and am at level 25 right now. During that time I don't think I've used a gold nugget once (and if I did it was for a goal and wasn't much in the grander scheme of things), but I only have around 25 gold nuggets in my inventory. Gold nuggets do drop, yes, but for the past few days it's been dropping LOTS more than it ever has---probably because of the questline and players actually needing gold nuggets for once.

Before this questline, I'd maybe get two or three gold nuggets per week from mines/rocks and a few from Sir Pigglesworth and adventures, but that's it. Mines/rocks don't drop nuggets very often per week even for an addicted player (like me). Perhaps that's just luck, and you have more than I do, but speaking from my experience, gold nuggets drop very, very rarely in my kingdom and so wanting to hoard what we DO have for something more worthwhile down the road (trade/quest/etc) is more advantageous. I think, on the whole, the reason people are so upset about the gold nugget issue is because it's really NOT worth it on this world event.

Had they made the pile of presents permanent and not only 'limited' until Jan. 5th then people would not be complaining so much about using their gold nuggets. But since TL decided this X-mas would be 'limited' whereas the last one was not, people are more upset and questioning if the whole thing is even worth it at all. I'll complete it b/c I've already invested so much into it, but had I known from the beginning that the challenge would end with me having a 2-day drop until Jan. 5th, you better believe me (and nearly everyone else) would have spent our time/energy/resources on better things than this questline.

The rewards just aren't good enough for most people, to be honest, and from what I've seen of what you can get from the pile of presents drop... well, they're really not that good in the grander scheme of things, to be honest and makes the whole X-mas questline seem like a waste of time for maybe a few things that might be interesting to get (trade tickets/manticore).

But that's just my take on it :\

Hi, I am a level 25 player too, playing since October.. But I hardly have 5 gold nuggets.. I guess it is based on luck n randomness...

mreames
12-11-14, 10:23 PM
My personal opinion, even though I'm extremely disappointed that the prize expires, with the amount you have, is to go for it. It's not like you'll probably need 20 at a time at some point. Chances are you'll replace the gold nuggets you use long before you get too low on them.


Still undecided if I should use my precious 5 gold nuggets for the rest of this quest. I have 37 I think but I've been playing this game forever, a frequent daily player (ie. Addicted). You would think I would have maxed out on golden items. NOT even close ! I feel bad for lower level players. Wouldn't even try to start some of these major quests bc I've seen so many unfinished things in my neighbors' kingdoms. So sad. BUT I'm still not sure if it's worth 5 golden nuggets for such a limited item. I guess I better decide right quick. Please offer input as to why it's worth it. Thanks.

midsom
12-11-14, 10:33 PM
Anyone have any idea where that partridge is hiding? I have tried lemon, apple and orange trees, crab apple, aspen, oak, red acer?

midsom
12-11-14, 10:36 PM
Re the gold nuggets, they aren't real, you can't take them to the shop, if you are enjoying the game use them, but what are you saving them for? They always drop when you least expect it, I had five now I have none, I had some gems, now I have none. I can click away to my hearts content no gem traps but alas no partridge either.

SpiritWind00
12-11-14, 10:36 PM
My couple this week came from the sparkling mine. I never chop rocks, as I'm always maxed, and I never do the exchange either as I'm maxed on mithril and have bucket loads of adamant.

I love we all get to share our 2 cents worth... We've probably confused poor 29vanilla who asked for some advice since we are all a bit divided! That's half the fun of the forum! What works for one, doesn't for another. I too am a bit sad the reward isn't permanent, but remember we only got decorations from the faerie event.

You guys are awesome!

SpiritWind00
12-11-14, 10:41 PM
Finally a reason to use the nuggets I have over 50 and I easily had over 20 by level 15

Most come from animals. Finally a resource I can make pretty easy


confusing.... animal drop gold nuggets? I only know that chicken drop gold eggs and I have few of it, but never read or see animal drop gold nuggets.


Can you please clarify what animals you got all these nuggets from? I am at Level 50, and have most animals, and have never seen a nugget drop from any of them. I'm keen to know what I'm missing!

And Spiritwood, where have you had yours from this week? I haven't had one in months, so it would be good to know.
My take on transberry's post is that is actually in 2 parts. The first sentence is about nuggets. The second sentence is about the rest of the event goals being achievable as some of the collections are from animals.

Gold does not drop from animals (pity that) :)

jim23cash
12-11-14, 10:50 PM
Will the pink Valentine Chickens work for the French Hens? I'm going to try them, but since it takes a while, I won't know if it's going to work. (I guess I'll try until I find out, or someone from TL lets me know).
Good Luck all!

29vanilla
12-11-14, 11:00 PM
Thanks for all your input. I love this forum and the game:). I think I will go ahead and let go of those little gold nuggets. I will get more as time goes on. I am very happy with the Thanksgiving Table. I was just really hoping for something similar to past Xmas items. So a bit disappointed in that. I know the "luck" of the game is just that. Luck. I have 2 accts got 4 golden apples from magic fruit tree on one acct and zero so far on the other. So wishing all of you extra luck for awesome drops on this event. And I pray no one is suffering too much from our west coast storm. It's been raining for hours. Love the sound but many are getting flooded out. I'm so sorry for that.

jim23cash
12-11-14, 11:05 PM
Anyone have any idea where that partridge is hiding? I have tried lemon, apple and orange trees, crab apple, aspen, oak, red acer?

I got them from chopping Red and Yellow Acer, Oak, Crabapple and Aspen. It took about 25 chops to get the first one, it seemed like crabapple dropped most.

midsom
12-11-14, 11:08 PM
I got them from chopping Red and Yellow Acer, Oak, Crabapple and Aspen. It took about 25 chops to get the first one, it seemed like crabapple dropped most.

I got my calling birds from red acers but I have chopped down enough trees to cause climate change but I can't find the partridge, are you sure it was the partridge you found?

mikecyr
12-11-14, 11:09 PM
Can you please clarify what animals you got all these nuggets from? I am at Level 50, and have most animals, and have never seen a nugget drop from any of them. I'm keen to know what I'm missing!

And Spiritwood, where have you had yours from this week? I haven't had one in months, so it would be good to know.

Actually, I have gotten at least one gold nugget from Sir Pigglesworth, but he's not a normal animal.

Also, I was wondering if TL might have increased the gold nugget drop rate. As some of you may recall, I mentioned in the Part 1 thread that I was worried we would need to use gold nuggets for the rings, and I had only recently gotten up to 8 nuggets. Well, by the time Part 2 started, I had 10 nuggets. I don't usually get 2 nuggets in less than a week, but that may just be the luck of the draw.

jim23cash
12-11-14, 11:10 PM
I find large rock formations are the best place to find gold nuggets, followed by the deep mines. They won't be in every large rock formation, but they are pretty frequent.

jim23cash
12-11-14, 11:11 PM
I got my calling birds from red acers but I have chopped down enough trees to cause climate change but I can't find the partridge, are you sure it was the partridge you found?

Oh, sorry! My mistake. I'm not that far along!

BaronessMum
12-11-14, 11:49 PM
Just wasted 30 gems on the Dark Cave Formation: zero nuggets after mining it :-(((((

Me too :( have chopped rock, gone on adventures, mined faithfully etc and I had one nugget. After wasting those gems on the formation, I got one more in a mine today. Yay. Think I might use gems to finish. I've seen how few and far between nuggets are.

CharmOfLea
12-12-14, 12:11 AM
I find large rock formations are the best place to find gold nuggets, followed by the deep mines. They won't be in every large rock formation, but they are pretty frequent.

Which one is this? I searched the market for a "large rock formation", can't find it. Thx.

jinka7
12-12-14, 12:23 AM
Which one is this? I searched the market for a "large rock formation", can't find it. Thx.

In my game, it's Market > Nature > Other, and is the third thing listed, "Rock Outcropping."
I think they mashed the names of a few different piles of rocks, but this is what they probably mean.

goldielambo
12-12-14, 12:46 AM
Cheers for the insight, build 2 new taverns ready for that part, will get all my flowers out of storage, and hope I have enough trees for all the chopping, at least can make some more builders paste from the wood.

As MOST people are saying, what else are you going to use the nuggets for, except the golden obelisk, and that is a waste of resources. But to reiterate what so many have said, the idea of this game is to complete the goals, so to do that you may have to use your precious resources, but they soon come flooding in. Right back near the start I needed red petals and so bought 1 Red trillium flower, I collect from in all the time and make the red dyes as often as I can, 6 months on and after usinf loads of these for goals and the 'special' quests, I still have 80 dyes and 80 petals. The resources will come back to you after you use them - be patient.

I am now concentrating on getting the 99 of everything in the potion lab and the workshops. So will not have to worry about quests etc, I only get buildings I do not have when I see what we need, ie Taverns above, I also bought 10 new ponds for the first part of this, then stored them.

We were all at a low level once (I have been there twice since the game crashed and would not load up after the iOS7 update some time back), just carry on and you will find it no problem.

Feel free to add me and I can gift what you need too.

Chaotarch
12-12-14, 01:46 AM
I got them from chopping Red and Yellow Acer, Oak, Crabapple and Aspen. It took about 25 chops to get the first one, it seemed like crabapple dropped most.

collecting 44 times from fruittrees....

VanaCatu
12-12-14, 01:50 AM
Hey guys! I don't have trees, so I need to buy some. I can't buy fruit trees as I have not enough gems for it, I'm new to this story (lvl.20). Before, i was only buying willows, since it cheap, 300 coins only, and have 10 chops.
Also, read in forum that dead tree is good since we don't need to tend it. So I bought them too, when oversapped like right now...

So I wanna ask smth maybe stupid...

I have a feeling that DEAD TREES won't give me birds and patriges.

Am I right or this quest have not so strict logic connections? :)

Did anyone got any from dead trees? Or sd I buy other plants?

Tks in advance for help! :)

newacadia
12-12-14, 02:20 AM
Thanks
The French Connection
Speak French to hens
(Collect from chickens until it clicks) skip 60 gems

So far I haven't got it to click or cluck, pulled the rest of my chickens out of storage advise you do same now to have time to collect from them

FYI, I collected from my 6 normal chickens & 1 valentine chicken and didn't see a French Hen drop. But when I happened to check my inventory, there one was! (Maybe it was shy and hid behind a roast chicken drop???)

robino23
12-12-14, 03:28 AM
Out of 18 hens, I collected 1 French hen. I didn't get it until hen #14.

PurpleScorpion76
12-12-14, 04:30 AM
Has anyone answered if the winter walls, road, tower etc are going to be available after the 5 days or after 5th January? I'd like to get them but want to wait a few days til they're working properly.

pythan
12-12-14, 04:35 AM
Dear all

Pls help as till now there is no goals for this event
I have tavern and at level 40 n has close my game n restart
But still can't see the goals

newacadia
12-12-14, 05:06 AM
FYI, for the turtle doves, I tended fields of all the different types of flowers. My 2 turtle doves both came from the Iceland poppy patch. Not sure if it was merely chance, or if that's the only flower that drops the turtle dove...

mreames
12-12-14, 05:24 AM
Make sure you have the latest version of the game. If nothing else works, uninstall and reinstall. You shouldn't lose any progress in the game.


Dear all

Pls help as till now there is no goals for this event
I have tavern and at level 40 n has close my game n restart
But still can't see the goals

mreames
12-12-14, 05:25 AM
Yes, I got some from the pink chickens. :)


Will the pink Valentine Chickens work for the French Hens? I'm going to try them, but since it takes a while, I won't know if it's going to work. (I guess I'll try until I find out, or someone from TL lets me know).
Good Luck all!

jdygmgi
12-12-14, 05:30 AM
First, thanks to TL for this amazing quest. It is true that golden nuggets are hard to get, but no one said it would be an easy one.

Now, could anyone please be more precise with the end of drops from the Pile of Gifts?? Will it end at noon 5th Jan PSTime, at 0:00 5th Jan PSTime or whatever?

Since drops will come each 48h, it is very important to know it so me (and many others for sure) do not loose that final drop and can organize better our bed times...

Thanks.

Edit: BTW, TL said that Pile of Gifts may also drop animals... I don't know if that includes royal pigs & cows (like some adventures do) or even dragons or alicorns, but that would be worth enough for the cost of the Pile in gems, isn't it?

anissada
12-12-14, 05:33 AM
We're looking into the issue with the Winter Wall, thanks for your patience!

thanks, did you notice btw that if you place two walls, the right one keeps showing the decoration, but the other one goes grey ?
so making a long wall only gives the most right with a decoration, tried to use 'normal' walls in between, but that also doesn't work


and on the golden nuggets... my 2nd game only has three of them, so i won't even start making more than one ring, just for keeping :)

pythan
12-12-14, 06:05 AM
Hi how should i uninstall in this case
Pls advise

twyz
12-12-14, 06:20 AM
I am a little torn on this one. Some people seem to get gold nuggets far easier than I do. I am level 37 and barely have 6 gold nuggets and I have only done the exchange once. Meaning all the gold nuggets I have ever received until now have been used in quests and left me with only 6 gold nuggets after 37 levels. Its easy for people with 20 plus nuggets to say "Just use them what else are you going to do with them", but those of us who apparently rarely get gold nuggets its not that easy, especially after seeing the thanksgiving event and needing nuggets for that as well. I was busy during thanksgiving and didnt make it to the gold nugget portion, so the 6 I have I only have because I didnt use them then. So that leaves me with this dilemna, what in the future would I need these nuggets for that would be worth more than this pile that I will only get a handful of drops from?

If another timed quest comes along where I need nuggets I am screwed, so now I am left wondering, should I use these gold nuggets here and get the pile of gifts, or hold onto them for later where something more valuable may be available.

If you have lots of extra nuggets I agree, go for it because you have a big buffer in case something else comes up. But for those of us with few nuggets that almost never drop, we have to pick and choose what to use them on.

I wont say the first half of the quest was a 'waste' because it wasn't. Each piece got us a gem and we didnt give up anything valuable. But whether or not I will do the second half of the quest, thats where I am torn.

Majinga
12-12-14, 06:51 AM
Got calling bird from apple and maple trees

newacadia
12-12-14, 07:11 AM
Anyone have any idea where that partridge is hiding? I have tried lemon, apple and orange trees, crab apple, aspen, oak, red acer?

After tending various fruit trees and chopping lots of others, my partridge dropped when chopping a crab apple.

anissada
12-12-14, 07:30 AM
Hi how should i uninstall in this case
Pls advise

playing on ipad or iphone , press the icon till it wiggles and then press the cross, delete it.
after that go to the appstore and install the game again.
(to stop the wiggling you have to press the 'homebutton' )

on android go to the overview of your installed apps and drag the icon to the deletepart on top of your screen i believe, and install again from playstore

badbunny42
12-12-14, 07:37 AM
Gold nuggets are really rare for me. I am in awe of players with supplies. It takes me a month or so to get 3 and then I trade them for gems. I had 3, made 2 rings but waiting on last 3 to see if more nuggets appear. Rock formations just give me boars. Haha

sunnygirl634
12-12-14, 07:42 AM
It takes me a month or so to get 3 and then I trade them for gems.

The trick is not to trade them. I never trade them and I'm almost always maxed on the nuggets and golden eggs. It's the golden apples that are super rare for me. I've (only) got 39. I never do that trade because I want to build my apples up to a much higher number. The 5 gem return is not worth it for me to lose those.

badbunny42
12-12-14, 07:51 AM
The trick is not to trade them. I never trade them and I'm almost always maxed on the nuggets and golden eggs. It's the golden apples that are super rare for me. I've (only) got 39. I never do that trade because I want to build my apples up to a much higher number. The 5 gem return is not worth it for me to lose those.

We'll I've only bought gems once so trades are worth it it me. I've saved enough gems for two wizard schools. Worth it.

That said, the prize (which I won't get) seems fine to me. They can't all be as awesome as the bountiful table or awesome caldron. Those two have been a big help. In fact, I would say over generous in the case of the table.

I'm still pounding rock formations, just in case. Get about four boars per formation. No gold. Hee hee.

If I had 5 nuggets I would use them. What's the point of saving them? They're for using in the game.

sunnygirl634
12-12-14, 08:04 AM
What's the point of saving them? They're for using in the game.

Everyone has their own strategy. I do lots of trades to prevent from being maxed on most items. A lot of "older" players have minimum amounts that they set for themselves. For instance, I don't like to see anything below 75. When an item gets to 90, if I can use it in a craft or trade, I'll use it. We save so when these tasks come along we can easily complete them quickly.

That being said, I'm happy to use the items during these quests. In fact, I'm happily making extra golden rings. They are so "precious" -- sorry...couldn't help myself there. I'm a bit surprised no one else has made that joke. :)

ShibuyaCloth
12-12-14, 08:16 AM
That being said, I'm happy to use the items during these quests. In fact, I'm happily making extra golden rings. They are so "precious" -- sorry...couldn't help myself there. I'm a bit surprised no one else has made that joke. :)

Yes, I, for example, (a long time and high level player) tend to use those quest/events to off load my inventory and have some extra challenge. I am crafting, when possible, extra items (at least 1), for my personal Hall of Trophies.

mikecyr
12-12-14, 08:23 AM
We'll I've only bought gems once so trades are worth it it me. I've saved enough gems for two wizard schools. Worth it.

That said, the prize (which I won't get) seems fine to me. They can't all be as awesome as the bountiful table or awesome caldron. Those two have been a big help. In fact, I would say over generous in the case of the table.

I'm still pounding rock formations, just in case. Get about four boars per formation. No gold. Hee hee.

If I had 5 nuggets I would use them. What's the point of saving them? They're for using in the game.

I generally don't make trades unless I have twice the number of items needed for the trade. Even so, I might be in trouble with the golden rings if I didn't happen to be trying to get 10 nuggets for The Perfect Gift goal. I have no problem using some of my few nuggets. As someone else said, the purpose of the game is complete goals, and I like doing the timed ones, and not just for the reward at the end. No, my dilemma is whether or not to make an extra ring, because I'm one of those people that likes to keep the special items in my inventory even after the event is over.

BTW, I got another gold nugget last night. 3 in one week? I'm beginning to think they must have actually upped the drop rate.

Sounds like I need to go dig some rock formations, since I'm looking for boars so they can give me those rare feral magics that I also need.

A little OT, but has anyone else notices that the cauldron recently started dropping two items on each collection?

pythan
12-12-14, 08:31 AM
Hi thank you for Ur advice
However I has reinstall this game but still no new goals appearing
Is it because that I has not finish playing the part 1 story , goose ?

Pls advice

Thank you

anissada
12-12-14, 08:34 AM
Hi thank you for Ur advice
However I has reinstall this game but still no new goals appearing
Is it because that I has not finish playing the part 1 story , goose ?

Pls advice

Thank you

probably yes, i didn't get that you were still working on part 1

kooky panda
12-12-14, 08:57 AM
Hi thank you for Ur advice
However I has reinstall this game but still no new goals appearing
Is it because that I has not finish playing the part 1 story , goose ?

Pls advice
Thank you

Yes, you will need to complete Part I before Part II will show up in your game.

PurpleScorpion76
12-12-14, 09:38 AM
In fact, I'm happily making extra golden rings. They are so "precious" -- sorry...couldn't help myself there. I'm a bit surprised no one else has made that joke. :)

I'm actually going to go with... 'I couldn't help making an extra ring, one to rule them all.' I actually came on to the forum to make that comment, not surprised someone got here before me with a LOTR reference.

weebluemoth
12-12-14, 09:40 AM
Found both turtle doves in Icelandic poppies. Now who knows which places best to find partridge?

PurpleScorpion76
12-12-14, 09:42 AM
A little OT, but has anyone else notices that the cauldron recently started dropping two items on each collection?

It's always dropped 2 for me either 2 of the same item or 2 of different items. The only time it hasn't is if I'm maxed on an item, currently my only maxed item is purple dye.

jim23cash
12-12-14, 10:11 AM
I found the Partridge in fruit trees, but I have a huge orchard. I just went down the rows, and found it on about the 14th tree, probably Orange or Lemon.

midsom
12-12-14, 10:13 AM
my turtles doves were in red trilliums, finally got my partridge from an apple tree, but it took a lot of energy for the partridge, hope you find yours easier

belbar22
12-12-14, 10:32 AM
I am struggling with my French hens. I have 9 hens and have collected from them 4 times and only got 2 hens. 30 minutes recharge time seems like a lifetime. Already wasted loads of time cos I was only able to start 2 of my rings before bedtime. Grr.

ghjvcucjb
12-12-14, 10:32 AM
Oh the French hens are so adorable with their berets! I want one permanently in my kingdom!!! Pretty please TL!

speeddaemon
12-12-14, 10:36 AM
I've chopped down about 8 trees, and still no calling bird. I know, try a force restart.

my2place
12-12-14, 10:49 AM
I've only been playing for about 6 months (level 36) and luckily I had enough gold nuggets to make the rings ... but have to say that I haven't gotten a gold nugget in weeks and still none at all since the Christmas event started :( I don't use them for trades, but figure if I have them, might as well use them now! I'm a little disappointed that the end reward for this is only temporary, but I still love this game and will follow through just because I enjoy it :)

my2place
12-12-14, 10:54 AM
I've chopped down about 8 trees, and still no calling bird. I know, try a force restart.
I don't know if it was just luck for me - but I didn't chop down the trees from start to finish, I just did a few chops on a lot of different trees. only had to do that a couple of times before I got all the birds.

Anaboe
12-12-14, 11:29 AM
I'm at the Lovey-Dovey goal now, and I must say, it's all very energy-consuming. It took me atleast 70-80 chops to find the 4 Calling Birds, atleast 20-30 visits to the chickens to get my 4 French Hens, and now I'v tended to my flowers atleast 40 times - and still not even 1 Turtle Dove.

I thougth this would be a relatively easy goal, for I have 3 Library's, 45 golden nuggets and lots of other stuff (the hearty stew is already waiting in my kitchen), but with this drop-rate, it's gonna be hellish.

Please, TL, do something at the droprate? It's nothing I can do about, but play atleast once every 2 hours, which I try to do, but I would really feel dissapointed if I can't get the goal due to droprates of something I can't forsee, like the golden nuggets.

I don't really mind the Pile is just temporary, it's reaching the goal that gives me the satisfaction. I don't mind that it takes time, that it takes resources, not even mad about the golden nuggets: it's not usefull for anything else, and even for gems I don't need it, tho I only once bought gems, the game gives me more than enough to get me all I want. I don't need the gifts, I just want to be able to complete the quest!

mhakan
12-12-14, 11:31 AM
What is the meaning of "give French-educated hens (keep collecting from them until it clicks). So. Where is the French-educated hens? What shall I do?

Liloze
12-12-14, 11:42 AM
What is the meaning of "give French-educated hens (keep collecting from them until it clicks). So. Where is the French-educated hens? What shall I do?

Teach your hens to speak French lol :p Nah just kidding :D
Collect from them as usual, ( or feed them whichever they say it ) if you are lucky, the chickens will drop the hens with beret on their head (really cute) with eggs and roast, check your inventory bcz sometimes it passes unnoticed behind the drops.
That is it :)
40 energy until now and got only 2 I want 2 more :)

sunkaf
12-12-14, 11:45 AM
Im still waiting to see what is next cause I have finished everything so far.

Liloze
12-12-14, 11:46 AM
Oh the French hens are so adorable with their berets! I want one permanently in my kingdom!!! Pretty please TL!

Agree :D

Anaboe
12-12-14, 11:47 AM
Lol, I just got the two Turtle Doves, does anyone have a third one? I try to have 1 extra of everything and am wondering if it's possible.

So, till now I have 1 extra Golden Ring, 1 extra Calling Bird, 1 extra French Hen, and hope to get 1 extra Turtle Dove, Winter Birdseed and Partridge.

snlps
12-12-14, 11:47 AM
I've chopped down about 8 trees, and still no calling bird. I know, try a force restart.

Chop down crab apple trees. I got 6 out of two trees.

nickiz09
12-12-14, 11:49 AM
Can someone explain this hen step to me? I've collected my 4 chickens 3x and nothing??

Anastisha13
12-12-14, 11:50 AM
I too have just tried deleting and reinstalling my game and my walls all face inwards still, except one which I brought after the re-install!

kooky panda
12-12-14, 11:53 AM
Can someone explain this hen step to me? I've collected my 4 chickens 3x and nothing??
It took me around 10-11 chickens before I got one hen.

tx14
12-12-14, 12:05 PM
I'm a relatively new player (lvl 18) and I'm really disappointed that I can't complete these goals without spending hundreds of gems. :( Oh well. It was a nice idea!

anne202b
12-12-14, 12:07 PM
Holy hens, batman! I just went to my library and when I touched it, my screen went all 'stars' everywhere. Has this ever happened to anyone else? A bug or glitch? So far everything else seems to be working properly.

rosewaterlily
12-12-14, 12:09 PM
Noooo, I lost my extra french hen I had collected due to a sync error but somehow my moving on to the next step registered so I can't collect one for my inventory anymore. [/first world problems]

colsieann
12-12-14, 12:19 PM
Chop down crab apple trees. I got 6 out of two trees.

Elm tree was good for me

Anaboe
12-12-14, 12:21 PM
Noooo, I lost my extra french hen I had collected due to a sync error but somehow my moving on to the next step registered so I can't collect one for my inventory anymore. [/first world problems]
That's awefull! First world problems are problems too, so I feel for you! I'm trying to get extra's too, so I would be sad if it happend to me.

gdmcrjunkie
12-12-14, 01:19 PM
Holy hens, batman! I just went to my library and when I touched it, my screen went all 'stars' everywhere. Has this ever happened to anyone else? A bug or glitch? So far everything else seems to be working properly.

It's just something that happens rarely. I've seen it twice, really freaked me out the first time :D There's a thread about it around here somewhere... Anyhow it's nothing to worry about~

starbows
12-12-14, 01:22 PM
I'm a relatively new player (lvl 18) and I'm really disappointed that I can't complete these goals without spending hundreds of gems. :( Oh well. It was a nice idea!

I am on level 38, but I don't have got a single nugget yet, I don't have enough gems to finish this golden ring step and there is no special offer for buying gems ... I have tried to mine some rock formations but did not get any nuggets. (Now I don't have enough coins to buy any more rock formation :-(( )

It would be better if only items we can craft were used in goals .... gold nuggets are such rare drops.

Anaboe
12-12-14, 01:22 PM
Yeah! Just got my 3rd Turtle Dove!

Starbows, do you have 2 Mines and 2 Deep Mines? If not: make them as soon as possible. I had them as soon as I could, and at lvl 39 I must have had atleast 15 nuggets or so.

eabrown25
12-12-14, 01:24 PM
Enjoying this event much more than past CS events as I finally have enough items stockpiled. Just started collecting winter birdseed (got 2 drops out of about 10-12 corn plants). No turtledoves after clicking on about 12 flowers. I suspect this one will take several energy recharges. I was able to craft a magic fruit trade to get more energy later on. Glad I got some trees planted and grown before getting to this point. I'm still short one tavern but only need a couple of more pieces to build.

The final goal says to prepare a hearty feast, so make sure you have the ingredients ready to go before getting to that step.

rosym47
12-12-14, 01:32 PM
Chop down crab apple trees. I got 6 out of two trees.

The red acres gives turtle doves too

anne202b
12-12-14, 01:37 PM
It's just something that happens rarely. I've seen it twice, really freaked me out the first time :D There's a thread about it around here somewhere... Anyhow it's nothing to worry about~

Thanks! Yeah, it was really strange. Won't worry about it now. ��

anissada
12-12-14, 01:39 PM
Yeah! Just got my 3rd Turtle Dove!

Starbows, do you have 2 Mines and 2 Deep Mines? If not: make them as soon as possible. I had them as soon as I could, and at lvl 39 I must have had atleast 15 nuggets or so.

deep mines are not available at level 18 .... you must be level 22 at least to get those

my second game is at level 18 too, only have three golden nuggets so far, so i will skip part 2.. such a shame for all the hard work of part 1 .. no reward whatsoever...

belbar22
12-12-14, 01:49 PM
Can you have your feast ready to collect or do you need to make it once the goal appears to clear the goal.

meme1098
12-12-14, 01:57 PM
I am struggling with my French hens. I have 9 hens and have collected from them 4 times and only got 2 hens. 30 minutes recharge time seems like a lifetime. Already wasted loads of time cos I was only able to start 2 of my rings before bedtime. Grr.


Teach your hens to speak French lol :p Nah just kidding :D
Collect from them as usual, ( or feed them whichever they say it ) if you are lucky, the chickens will drop the hens with beret on their head (really cute) with eggs and roast, check your inventory bcz sometimes it passes unnoticed behind the drops.
That is it :)
40 energy until now and got only 2 I want 2 more :)



I have 16 hens....4 more I'm feeding to adulthood...have collected from all 4 times (that's 64 hens). & I have just 2 French hens. What's the deal here? I used two alicorn energy to continue collections, too. Ugh!!!



Can someone explain this hen step to me? I've collected my 4 chickens 3x and nothing??
Collect from your checkens, then go to the goal & tap give. I do that after each collection since I can't see if some dropped or not.

Ash1780
12-12-14, 02:16 PM
Oh the French hens are so adorable with their berets! I want one permanently in my kingdom!!! Pretty please TL!

OMG!!! I totally called it - that they'd make the hens French by putting little berets on them! Actually, I thought we'd have to SEW/MAKE lil berets for em:)

slingshot9
12-12-14, 02:19 PM
Can someone explain this hen step to me? I've collected my 4 chickens 3x and nothing??
You need to collect from chickens. Some might drop french hens, but it may take some tries.

starbows
12-12-14, 02:35 PM
Yeah! Just got my 3rd Turtle Dove!

Starbows, do you have 2 Mines and 2 Deep Mines? If not: make them as soon as possible. I had them as soon as I could, and at lvl 39 I must have had atleast 15 nuggets or so.

Anaboe, thanks for your help. I have another castle (on another device) on level 23 or so, with just one mine (level 2) - in this game I have already 4 golden nuggets, so I think it is just a matter of luck (or rather bad luck :( ). I will try to get the missing mines, though 4 days is a rather short time frame.

possibilitys
12-12-14, 02:41 PM
I found the Partridge in fruit trees, but I have a huge orchard. I just went down the rows, and found it on about the 14th tree, probably Orange or Lemon.

Thank you. Do I also need to collect from other trees to find the partridge?

mreames
12-12-14, 02:42 PM
You can have it ready to collect. On my other account I found out that getting a hearty feast from the bountiful table after getting the goal also counts.


Can you have your feast ready to collect or do you need to make it once the goal appears to clear the goal.

weebluemoth
12-12-14, 02:43 PM
Finally found my partridge (after 50+ fruit tree harvests) in an apple tree! Good luck neighbors!

CLOVERKAITO
12-12-14, 03:19 PM
I have gotten my three French hens 2 hours ago, just wanted another to drop as a souvenir to keep in my item log and it just wouldn't drop ;-;

Liloze
12-12-14, 03:20 PM
I have 16 hens....4 more I'm feeding to adulthood...have collected from all 4 times (that's 64 hens). & I have just 2 French hens. What's the deal here? I used two alicorn energy to continue collections, too, Ugh!!!

Same dilemma, I have 11 chicken, used two alicorn to get 2 hens, used the third like 5 minutes ago and got the third hen. But I really really want one more for my inventory. The French hen is really adorable, wish TL could add it to the chicken collection :D

possibilitys
12-12-14, 03:21 PM
The Partridge Parcel
Give 1 partridge
(Chop trees and trend fruit trees) skip 50 gems

(Chopped 2 trees and tended 8 fruit trees no partridge found, may be a hard one to complete)
I agree. It takes two hours to collect from fruit trees also. I'm not having any luck and it's taking forever. Please let me know when you are successful finding that partridge. Thanks.

Liloze
12-12-14, 03:24 PM
Can someone explain this hen step to me? I've collected my 4 chickens 3x and nothing??

I have 11 chicken used 80 energy to get 2 hens and then another alicorn to get the third!
You need to have more chickens and keep on collecting until you get all three! :)

zoeee87
12-12-14, 03:30 PM
The struggle is REAL right now trying to get this Partridge! Lol

ghjvcucjb
12-12-14, 03:32 PM
37 + flower collections and 0 birds. I should've skipped the cow fertilizer last week.

Liloze
12-12-14, 03:33 PM
I have a feeling it is not about what tree drops this or that or how many chickens one got.
I think this whole thing is coded to drop things after a certain number of collection, chopping trees, watering flowers, and so forth...In short Each goals seems to require a certain amount of energy!

Reading this thread, each player got what s/he needed from a different tree, but all went through tons of energy to get it, whether it be on the chickens, the doves, etc...

The partridge is so elusive, now am dreading searching for it!

If you look closely, it is the energy.spent..to get the items they needed, regardless of what they did or what tree they used, after a certain amount of energy was spent they got the item required!
Just my own observation, I might be totally wrong!

ghjvcucjb
12-12-14, 03:34 PM
Pulled out all my fruit trees and discovered I have 20 trees. All but the first three were from adventures. That's awesome!

rosewaterlily
12-12-14, 03:41 PM
Since I lost the extra french hen I decided not to get extras of the turtle doves either, as they were a pain to get. At least 60 energy spent chasing those and now another 60 in search of the partridge that I can't find.

Liloze
12-12-14, 03:41 PM
OMG!!! I totally called it - that they'd make the hens French by putting little berets on them! Actually, I thought we'd have to SEW/MAKE lil berets for em:)

Lol My call was close as well, I said we should speak French with the chickens and teach to speak French, which Ivy did lol ;)

Liloze
12-12-14, 03:44 PM
You can have it ready to collect. On my other account I found out that getting a hearty feast from the bountiful table after getting the goal also counts.

That's a great info thank you :D

Liloze
12-12-14, 03:51 PM
Got my Forth hen yayyy:)
On the other hand first batch of 25 corns did not yield a single birdseed, but 3 Skunkupines!
Yep it is not a random drop as I see it, there's a certain amount of energy we need to give to get what we are looking for!

Waiting for second batch of 31 corns to be ready, will edit and give info once I am through with it hoping I don't need a third!

2nd batch of 30 yielded 8 Birdseeds.

Third batch of 20 on its way, let's see what it will give.
3 birdseeds :)
So energy spent 76 energy to get 11
Yep I am totally convinced it is the energy that counts :p

LinkinPark92
12-12-14, 03:52 PM
Which trees can be chopped for the five-alarm bird call goal?

birdlady1950
12-12-14, 04:14 PM
I generally don't make trades unless I have twice the number of items needed for the trade. Even so, I might be in trouble with the golden rings if I didn't happen to be trying to get 10 nuggets for The Perfect Gift goal. I have no problem using some of my few nuggets. As someone else said, the purpose of the game is complete goals, and I like doing the timed ones, and not just for the reward at the end. No, my dilemma is whether or not to make an extra ring, because I'm one of those people that likes to keep the special items in my inventory even after the event is over.

BTW, I got another gold nugget last night. 3 in one week? I'm beginning to think they must have actually upped the drop rate.

Sounds like I need to go dig some rock formations, since I'm looking for boars so they can give me those rare feral magics that I also need.

A little OT, but has anyone else notices that the cauldron recently started dropping two items on each collection?

I haven't had a gold nugget since before thanksgiving

Ash1780
12-12-14, 04:15 PM
Finally got a 4th nugget (had three in inventory) am going to break more rocks while I wait to see if the trade w/Belladonna for "baubles" includes another nugget. B/c (don't tell anyone) but I have absolutely no memory of where the nuggets came from. I was too focused on getting the 10 golden eggs to make that ridiculous omelette for the Baron. And seriously where is all the wood supposed to come from?

I'm sorry, I may be the only one who feels this way. It's just that this Quest feels really, really rushed to me making it MUCH less FUN. Yes we should have to work for everything, they are challengesbut we should also enjoy doing it all. We should be looking forward to the goals the others have met and we haven't gotten to yet but I kinda can't and can explain why in 3 words: TREES and CORN.
Just my opinion - Ash

Liloze
12-12-14, 04:16 PM
Which trees can be chopped for the five-alarm bird call goal?

Any kind of tree except the dead trees. I got mine mostly from red acers, Yellow acer gave me one, some said Crab apple also gave them a decent result, The oak gave me nothing. Hope this helps :)

birdlady1950
12-12-14, 04:17 PM
Crab apple trees didn't work for me, I think I got 1

belbar22
12-12-14, 04:26 PM
Since I lost the extra french hen I decided not to get extras of the turtle doves either, as they were a pain to get. At least 60 energy spent chasing those and now another 60 in search of the partridge that I can't find.

Got it on my main account on 4th hit from fruit tree but no luck on my other account. Must have used up about 40 energy so far. Aargh.

....and just blew another 20. Off to bed and hope I have better luck in the morning.

Liloze
12-12-14, 04:26 PM
Crab apple trees didn't work for me, I think I got 1

They didn't work for me either, but many players said they got 2 from them ...:)

pythan
12-12-14, 04:28 PM
Thank you for Ur advice

Liloze
12-12-14, 04:29 PM
Got my 2 Doves after spending 60 energy!

Now all of my alicorns are sweating and nealy driven to the brink lol. Used 4 just today! Besides the wizzard schools and the Royal trade for energy. All in one day!

The dreaded Partridge is hiding in the trees, I tried the fruit trees, nothing until now.
Waiting for my energy to recharge....

Good luck everybody :)

pythan
12-12-14, 04:29 PM
probably yes, i didn't get that you were still working on part 1

Thank you for Ur advice

jsburas
12-12-14, 04:36 PM
Found Partridge in fruit trees! Collected from them the first time and got nothing then off to tree chopping and still no Partridge but when I collected from my fruit trees the second round, there he was! Took me a while to get him! Almost done yea!

seishy
12-12-14, 04:56 PM
my chickens won't drop the french hens

LadyLolepere
12-12-14, 05:20 PM
Oh NO I need gold nuggets! I hope castle story drops them for me. I'm using all my energy breaking rocks.

ghjvcucjb
12-12-14, 05:31 PM
Has anyone gotten more than ten turtle doves? I want an extra to keep but after thirty collections haven't seen the 3rd one. I'm wondering if I'm wasting time and energy and need to move on.

rosewaterlily
12-12-14, 05:41 PM
Found Partridge in fruit trees! Collected from them the first time and got nothing then off to tree chopping and still no Partridge but when I collected from my fruit trees the second round, there he was! Took me a while to get him! Almost done yea!

Same here, nothing my first pass through 20 fruit trees and a bunch of chopped trees, got it on the second pass through the fruit trees. Weirdly two partridges seem to have fallen out of one (apple) tree. Making hearty feast now.

outhouse01
12-12-14, 05:50 PM
Has anyone gotten more than ten turtle doves? I want an extra to keep but after thirty collections haven't seen the 11th one. I'm wondering if I'm wasting time and energy and need to move on.

You only need 2 turtle doves, it's 10 bird seed you need.

reliquary
12-12-14, 05:54 PM
I had my third extra turtle dove...then it glitched......i had even pressed give for the 2.....(all Icelandic poppies)
I'm at a pure stand still......my whole kingdom has bouncing arrows while all energy is going towards getting the extra turtle and seeds from corn.

It's been over 60 taps on flowers since the glitch...uggg not even one dove!
And over 40 on corn and still only have 8 seeds
Except in the mornings, I have never seen so many bags bouncing and arrows jumping up and down.

Severe energy drain.....

ghjvcucjb
12-12-14, 06:07 PM
You only need 2 turtle doves, it's 10 bird seed you need.

Sorry, my dyslexia mixed with rapid posting gets me in trouble. Has anyone gotten an extra turtle dove. I'm stuck on two and want an extra to keep.

Queenzod
12-12-14, 06:10 PM
Sorry, my dyslexia mixed with rapid posting gets me in trouble. Has anyone gotten an extra turtle dove. I'm stuck on two and want an extra to keep.

Yes, hon, I got 3, so it's possible. I clicked on 16 flowers all at once, and then hit the edit button when it popped up to stop the collections and save my energy. Right now I'm hunting for that elusive partridge! It's nowhere to be found. Yet. :)

outhouse01
12-12-14, 06:42 PM
Sorry, my dyslexia mixed with rapid posting gets me in trouble. Has anyone gotten an extra turtle dove. I'm stuck on two and want an extra to keep.

Yep as QZ said. I got 3 quite easily. This is not an energy quest drain as others have suggested, it's all on luck. I've had my requirements arrive relatively easy, it's getting the spare that alludes me. In my instance now, I've gotten the partridge after 4 clicks on fruit trees. I decided to bust open one of the 50 energy crates have had buried at the back of the storage shed and , not a thing from that 50. I could start sitting down for a root beer at the tavern right now, but have decided to wait until it is beer'o'clock in AUS time and if I cannot find that 2nd partridge by then - I'm off. Cheers and bottoms up all.

Seriously700
12-12-14, 06:46 PM
I got a calling bird from a maple tree

CLOVERKAITO
12-12-14, 06:47 PM
The Turtle Doves are definitely hiding. Tended 20 flowers and nothing...

ghjvcucjb
12-12-14, 06:57 PM
Sorry, my dyslexia mixed with rapid posting gets me in trouble. Has anyone gotten an extra turtle dove. I'm stuck on two and want an extra to keep.


Yes, hon, I got 3, so it's possible. I clicked on 16 flowers all at once, and then hit the edit button when it popped up to stop the collections and save my energy. Right now I'm hunting for that elusive partridge! It's nowhere to be found. Yet. :)


Yep as QZ said. I got 3 quite easily. This is not an energy quest drain as others have suggested, it's all on luck. I've had my requirements arrive relatively easy, it's getting the spare that alludes me. In my instance now, I've gotten the partridge after 4 clicks on fruit trees. I decided to bust open one of the 50 energy crates have had buried at the back of the storage shed and , not a thing from that 50. I could start sitting down for a root beer at the tavern right now, but have decided to wait until it is beer'o'clock in AUS time and if I cannot find that 2nd partridge by then - I'm off. Cheers and bottoms up all.

Thanks QZ and Outhouse! Came back to update my post and you guys had already replied! I finally got my spare but it took about 40+ energies. Ugh.

Looking for my partridge. 20 fruit trees and an acer tree cut down and no partridge. Today alone, I've gone through a Gonder of Alicorns, two wizard schools, twice and a bunch of energy potion things! Feels good to have so much to do!

Can't wait for next week's update.

UPDATE: 20 fruit trees 4 acers chopped and collect from all other trees and no partridge. Very elusive bird.

UPDATE: found the partridge. 2 rounds of 20 fruit trees plus the 4 acers. Now trying to decide if I should turn it in or wait another day and try to get a second to keep. Decisions decisions.

ghjvcucjb
12-12-14, 06:59 PM
The Turtle Doves are definitely hiding. Tended 20 flowers and nothing...

Didn't keep track but pretty sure it took me over 80 flowers to get the turtle dove plus another 30+ for the spare.

eabrown25
12-12-14, 07:04 PM
I got lucky - I have 6 fruit trees and was able to get my partridge on my second round of clicks. Before that I think I chopped down About2 trees, maybe 25chops and 12 clicks on the trees.
I'll have one delay though since. I didn't get the third taven built.

Bauxjangles
12-12-14, 07:58 PM
I'm still waiting for someone who bought the gift bundle to provide spoilers as to what it drops.... Just killing time for my last library visit for the five alarm bird call portion- I feel so behind. :(

outhouse01
12-12-14, 08:16 PM
I'm still waiting for someone who bought the gift bundle to provide spoilers as to what it drops.... Just killing time for my last library visit for the five alarm bird call portion- I feel so behind. :(

Do you not know to read read the second comments and ensued information on this thread, or have looked at the thread entitled pile of gifts? Starting there may be of assistance for those challenged and working out what to do. Cheers

eastie41
12-12-14, 08:37 PM
Hi Everyone! Just finished the Christmas, pt.2 quest line.

Tips: Crab Apple Trees dropped the 4 calling birds; White Iceland Poppy dropped the 2 turtle doves; and, finally the partridge came out of hiding after 40 collections from fruit trees.

I have one extra of the partridge, calling bird, and Hen Francais. My favorite is Genevieve. She's one stylish chick - ready for a night out on the Champs Elysees.

Thank you Teamlava! The pile of gifts is beautiful and huge. Love the 12 gems for each goal.

Joyeux Noel!

3doodles
12-12-14, 08:46 PM
I finished the quest but no pile of gifts. Where do I get it?

farmergrandma
12-12-14, 09:02 PM
Check your inventory but then 2 days before you can collect!!!

meme1098
12-12-14, 09:26 PM
Hi Everyone! Just finished the Christmas, pt.2 quest line.

Tips: Crab Apple Trees dropped the 4 calling birds; White Iceland Poppy dropped the 2 turtle doves; and, finally the partridge came out of hiding after 40 collections from fruit trees.

I have one extra of the partridge, calling bird, and Hen Francais. My favorite is Genevieve. She's one stylish chick - ready for a night out on the Champs Elysees.

Thank you Teamlava! The pile of gifts is beautiful and huge. Love the 12 gems for each goal.

Joyeux Noel!

After 2 collections of my 19 fruit tress & numerous trees chopped down, even one of my beautiful pines, no *#%??%^ partridge. If that's the #of collections required from fruit trees, I'll hopefully get that elusive bird tomorrow.

gsuiris
12-12-14, 09:47 PM
I like having quests that are challenging, but I hate when they are timed! I used all of my gold for other quests. I've been clearing rocks for the past few hours but have yet to get one gold nugget.
Quests like this (and having to get neighbors help in a short time) made me give up the game for a while, but really make me think about giving it up for good.