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sourp4tch
10-29-15, 11:05 AM
Candy isn't the only thing we love about this time of the year! Ordinary dress just won't do for this occasion - oh no! Scaring our friends and neighbors calls for something special... Time to get out your creepiest crafts, your spookiest accessories! Ultimate scaring comes from expertly composed outfits. Might your garb be terrifying enough for this year's festivities? Entertain us with your most frightful attires of years past!

[==Update requires Level 17+, and is live from 10/29 to 11/02 @ 11:30am.==]

I've been playing a game! Have you figured out this week's answer? The answer is: COSTUME

sourp4tch
10-29-15, 11:05 AM
Trick or Treat Event
prepared by SpiritWind
All goals from all 3 parts now listed in this thread...
Links to other parts: Part 1 (http://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?85166-Castle-Story-10-01-Update-Trick-or-Treat!-Part-1) | Part 2 (http://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?85706-Castle-Story-10-22-Update-Trick-or-Treat!-Part-2) | Thread with Pictures of the Essence Pool (http://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?85825-Pictures-of-Essence-Pond-%28trick-or-treat-event-prize%29)


In order to get the new Goals, you need to have "It's Play Time" complete.

Part 3 Goals

1. What to Wear, What to Wear
Give 10 red petals
Give 25 purple petals
Give 50 white petals
Rewards: 270 coin, 2 xp, 5 dirt puddings

2. Costume Cosmetics
Give 30 wool
Give 40 pile of seeds
Give 50 water
Rewards: 1400 coin, 5 xp, 10 dirt puddings

3. What Sharp Teeth You have!
Give 50 silver ore
Give 75 wood
Give 75 stone
Rewards: 2000 coin, 7 xp, 15 dirt puddings

Separate one off goal. Farmhouses will now drop 1 cookie and 1 gummy each collection.
1. Farm Tricks
Visit 3 Farmhouses
Rewards: 270 coin, 2 xp


Part 3 Pictures
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Separate 1 off goal:
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Cottages now drop 1 of each item.
There is a limit to town buildings of 40. You may have to sell something like a farmhouse to get more.

Part 2 Goals
11 days to complete - 10/22 to 11/02 @ 11:30am


Where can I get Chocolate Cookies? Orphanage, Thomas's House and Ancient Vaults Adventure

Where can I get Gummy Worms? Orphanage, Ivy's Hut and Ancient Vaults Adventure

*** NB: Both Cookies and Gummy Worms are drops from the Ancient Vaults adventure in the Castle and Barracks

*** NB: Cookies and Gummy Worms will drop from Thomas, Ivy and Adventures NOW if your Orphanage is not level 5.

Dirt Pudding (Kitchen, 3 hours) - 25 chocolate cookies, 25 gummy worms, 2 sugar

How many drops from Orphanage, Thomas, Ivy and Adventures:
1. A Level 5 Orphanage - 3 cookies, 3 gummy worms
2. each visit to Thomas - 1 cookie
3. each visit to Ivy - 4 gummy worms
4. collecting from adventure - 1 cookie, 1 gummy worm



1. Tricks?
Collect 3 Chocolate Cookies
Collect 3 Gummy Worms
Rewards: 270 coin, 2 xp

2.Treats?
Make 1 Dirt Pudding
Rewards: 270 coin, 2 xp

3. We choose Treats!
Give 55 Dirt Puddings
Rewards: 2000 coin, 7 xp + end prize

End of goal.


Part 1 Goals
Link to Part 1 (http://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?85166-Castle-Story-10-01-Update-Trick-or-Treat!-Part-1)

Information on the Orphanage
Orphanage
Cost:500 coin
Found: building for Trick or Treat October 2015 limited timed event
Drops: 350 coin/1 hour,
Collection time: 1 hour
Size: 3x3

Build: 50 wood, 50 stone, 10 super glue, 10 simple feast - 350 coin/1 hour
Level 2: 15 fancy block, 15 fancy beam, 10 hearty feast, 10 enchanter's essence
Level 3: 3 builder's paste, 10 royal block, 10 royal beam, 55 playground blueprints
Level 4: 50 white petals, 50 cow hides, 10 enchanters essence, 65 spooky paper
Level 5: 10 red dye, 10 rope, 10 orange dye, 80 spooky fabric
NB: you can't craft orange dye until the goal appears... All goals requiring special non-standard items are like that! :)

Q: Where do I get Playground Blueprints?
1. From Old Thomas's house after you have finished 4. Proper Planning
2. Collecting from the Orphanage.


Q: Where do I get Spooky Paper?
1. Collecting from the Orphanage.
2. You'll get the option to craft it in the workshop when you complete "Creepy Crafting". (Goal changed to not timed, and part of goal sequence)



Goals
1. Giving Back
Place the Orphanage
Build the Orphanage
Rewards: 270 coin, 2 xp

2. Space to Play
Upgrade the Orphanage to level 2
Give 10 sugar (skip: 30http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/fantasy-story/images/d/d5/Gem20px.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width/12?cb=20140805013135)
Rewards: 1250 coin, 5 xp

3a. It's Play Time
Visit the Orphanage (skip: 25http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/fantasy-story/images/d/d5/Gem20px.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width/12?cb=20140805013135)
Upgrade the Orphanage to level 3
Rewards: 1250 coin, 5 xp

NB: Completing Proper Planning unlocks the Playground Blueprints to drop from Old Thomas's House.
NB: You will NOT get blueprints from Old Thomas until you have completed this goal
NB: you will NOT get blueprints from your neighbours, only blueprint searchers
NB: This goal starts at the same time as number A-3.
3b. Proper Planning - timed
Get 20 blueprint searchers from neighboring kingdoms - ASK (skip: 200http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/fantasy-story/images/d/d5/Gem20px.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width/12?cb=20140805013135)
Search Old Thomas's House x5 (skip: 25http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/fantasy-story/images/d/d5/Gem20px.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width/12?cb=20140805013135)
Rewards: 2000 coin, 7 xp

3c. Old Thomas's Blueprints
Visit Old Thomas x1
Rewards: 270 coin, 2 xp

NB: when goal 4b completed the level 4 Orphanage drops Spooky Fabric
NB: The craft will be available after upgrade to lv3 and visit the sawmills 10 times
NB: the level 3 Orphanage now drops Spooky Paper
4a. Creepy Crafting (timed 24 hours)
Collect from 10 sawmills (skip: 50http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/fantasy-story/images/d/d5/Gem20px.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width/12?cb=20140805013135)
Have 50 orange petals

4b. Tricks for Kids
Visit the Orphanage x5 (skip: 25http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/fantasy-story/images/d/d5/Gem20px.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width/12?cb=20140805013135)
Upgrade the Orphanage to level 4

4c. Spooky Paper Crafting
Make some Spooky Paper (3 wood, 1 living wood, 3 orange petal. 16 hours) [you can have a max of 65]

NB: goals 5a. & 5 appear at the same time

5a. Fabric Financing
Tend 15 horses (skip: 75http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/fantasy-story/images/d/d5/Gem20px.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width/12?cb=20140805013135)
Give 50 horse hair (skip: 100http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/fantasy-story/images/d/d5/Gem20px.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width/12?cb=20140805013135)

5b. Orphan Treats
Visit the Orphanage x5 (skip: 25http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/fantasy-story/images/d/d5/Gem20px.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width/12?cb=20140805013135)
Upgrade the Orphanage to Level 5
Visit the Level 5 Orphanage
Rewards: 2000 coin, 7 xp, 5 Dirt Pudding
The flower you need is called Talinum Auranticum (for orange petals). The plant looks like it has yellowish leaves.

5c. Ivy's Fabric
VISIT Ivy's Hut
Rewards: 270 coin 2xp
NB: Ivy's Hut now drops Spooky Fabric
(possibly more to come next week?)

Castloninian
10-29-15, 12:05 PM
Good grief... I had enough to do all the quests (did we get 30 puddings in total?) and all of a sudden I am done.

kdgulle
10-29-15, 12:06 PM
Good grief... I had enough to do all the quests (did we get 30 puddings in total?) and all of a sudden I am done.

Yep something like that it went by fast, now to stock back up on supplies. It was quick if you had everything on hand

mehershey
10-29-15, 12:06 PM
And just like that, from 33 puddings to 55. I imagine this will help a lot, but sucks for those who used a lot of gems to speed through the collections. It's really feast or famine with Storm8, isn't it?

janddolphins
10-29-15, 12:09 PM
Talk about an update! Had all the resources and went from 20 to 50 puddings in 3 minutes. Just gotta do the farmhouses now. I am so happy I decided to hang in there and not go crazy and just as I thought they came through to make it possible without gemming through!

Happy Collecting everyone and I hope this update gives everyone a chance to earn the pond!

candie1230
10-29-15, 12:13 PM
Do the farmhouses continue to drop cookies and worms after the goal is reached? If so I'm making farmhouses to finish the task

senshin
10-29-15, 12:14 PM
woah, a big thanks to Team Lava! I was really in the weeds with only 15 dirt puddings and have 45 now! Thank goodness for maxed out inventory supplies making it so easy.

gustafrog
10-29-15, 12:15 PM
:eek:no farmhouses left, no white petals...! :pmeans a ten minute wait in which to check here! A bit of a waste of time (and gems?!) to have been tapping my resourses every hour, but hey at least that comes to an early end! Now i can spend time baking REAL halloween goodies;)

djyipyipyippee
10-29-15, 12:18 PM
Break out the table cloth. I'm having some dirt pudding tonight. I was barely on track to get this done. Now, I'm placing the pond. I wonder how many dirt puddings we'll need in he future. It seems S8 either heard the cries loud and clear or they're helping us out for something more.

Castloninian
10-29-15, 12:21 PM
I have enough but haven't given all the dirt puddings yet. I am assuming that as soon as I finish the 55 pudding goal the drops and option to craft will go away? Has anyone tried it? This has been so sudden I really need to get used to the fact I don't have to collect anymore, so I am still collecting!

mikado86
10-29-15, 12:21 PM
Ok so now all my cottages are useless and I should replace them with farmhouses? I guess TL really tough they had screwed up on their initial plan

mikado86
10-29-15, 12:22 PM
I have enough but haven't given all the dirt puddings yet. I am assuming that as soon as I finish the 55 pudding goal the drops and option to craft will go away? Has anyone tried it? This has been so sudden I really need to get used to the fact I don't have to collect anymore, so I am still collecting!

of course, do you still get drops of quests you have finished?

Sandybellee
10-29-15, 12:23 PM
Can anyone tell us what all the steps of this update are? I'm collecting petals...

midsom
10-29-15, 12:27 PM
Is that it? They gave it away in the end. Seems like someone messed up, how is this going to be good for the "games economy". So come on give us back our second wedding alicorn!


Addendum: I have lost five great neighbours because of the start of this unreasonable goal and now it seems like they left for no reason.��

midgetsocks
10-29-15, 12:28 PM
I don't want to hand over 50 silver, what happens after that goal is complete?

I gave the petals..and something with seeds and, i forget what else. But my precious silver I don't want to part with.
I'm at 48 puddings now.

mreames
10-29-15, 12:29 PM
I have enough but haven't given all the dirt puddings yet. I am assuming that as soon as I finish the 55 pudding goal the drops and option to craft will go away? Has anyone tried it? This has been so sudden I really need to get used to the fact I don't have to collect anymore, so I am still collecting!


of course, do you still get drops of quests you have finished?

I have nothing but sticky fortune left in my goal book and the option to craft puddings is still in my kitchen.

tuffyjkitten
10-29-15, 12:30 PM
This is the step after the petal collection.

30 wool, 40 piles of seeds, 50 water. Reward is 10 dirt puddings plus coins and xp.

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nessa005
10-29-15, 12:31 PM
of course, do you still get drops of quests you have finished?

Handed in 55 DPs and the cottages and farmhouses continue to drop even after placing the pool. now I'm making them for fun!

parlski
10-29-15, 12:34 PM
this is fabulous. it went from "I don't believe I'll ever finish this quest." to "whoa, I may just be able to do it!"
cheers

CharmOfLea
10-29-15, 12:37 PM
Do we need to visit the farm houses? I have 0 left. Help me decide if I have to demolish cottages now please.

midgetsocks
10-29-15, 12:38 PM
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What happens after this step? ^

PraxisOfGood
10-29-15, 12:38 PM
It seems S8 either heard the cries loud and clear or they're helping us out for something more.

I think it's more likely that S8 planned from the start that the goal would be achievable without gems for normally active players and the forum panicked too early. I've been playing for ten months, and aside from the back to back gold nuggets, S8 has always been more than fair with their timed events.

Haflaxus
10-29-15, 12:38 PM
I wonder if we can get one more pond for another 55 dirt pudding? For The 3rd quest is wating, 54 puddings given and 1 is being crafted in the kitchen, I'll have more than enough (15 more) in the next few hours. It would be a waste if I can't do anything about those pudding.

Sandybellee
10-29-15, 12:39 PM
This is the step after the petal collection.

30 wool, 40 piles of seeds, 50 water. Reward is 10 dirt puddings plus coins and xp.

25490

Thank you! Wow! This update really helps a lot!

midgetsocks
10-29-15, 12:39 PM
Do we need to visit the farm houses? I have 0 left. Help me decide if I have to demolish cottages now please.

No,it's its own separate goal, meant to show that the farmhouses now drop 1 cookie and 1 gummy every 10 minutes. No need to visit if you don't want to.

ktorewqas
10-29-15, 12:43 PM
Wow, I guess most players are happy now :D great trick, TL ;)

mikado86
10-29-15, 12:43 PM
Do we need to visit the farm houses? I have 0 left. Help me decide if I have to demolish cottages now please.

I dont think you should, I mean, if you do ALL this quests, you get like 30 puddings, do you really need to demolish your cottages getting a 30 puddings? if so you probably did not had many cottages at all

ktorewqas
10-29-15, 12:44 PM
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What happens after this step? ^ nothing, it's done

CharmOfLea
10-29-15, 12:44 PM
No,it's its own separate goal, meant to show that the farmhouses now drop 1 cookie and 1 gummy every 10 minutes. No need to visit if you don't want to.
Thank you!

vednir
10-29-15, 12:44 PM
I think it's more likely that S8 planned from the start that the goal would be achievable without gems for normally active players and the forum panicked too early. I've been playing for ten months, and aside from the back to back gold nuggets, S8 has always been more than fair with their timed events.

I think that's a poor characterization. We do not have any idea of how this event was planned. No updates were announced until there was an uproar in the forum when suddenly more updates were revealed, but not completely disclosed. I think it's foolish to assume good faith from S8 as it's just as likely that they saw that their player base was actually leaving (active games no longer showed log-ins) or that people who spent money routinely on the game for gems saw the quest, said nope and sales dried up.

meme1098
10-29-15, 12:45 PM
I still had 7 farmhouses left after building 20 cottages. Wasn't gonna do anymore than that.

Ok...gave all that stuff!! So where's my costume???. Nothing...I mean nothing in inventory. I did get a lot of dirt puddings but there was talk of making a costume & I want it!!!!...lol. ;)

It would be great if we could actually dress our avatar in the costume we just made! :D
S8 this could have actually been a pretty neat goal...if there was a costume to wear!!

jdgrozda
10-29-15, 12:46 PM
Excellent! 11 more puddings to go! I've got this! :D

PraxisOfGood
10-29-15, 12:50 PM
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What happens after this step? ^

For me, the next step was realizing that I couldn't build more farmhouses and regretting the two silver platters I had just made LOL

CharmOfLea
10-29-15, 12:51 PM
I dont think you should, I mean, if you do ALL this quests, you get like 30 puddings, do you really need to demolish your cottages getting a 30 puddings? if so you probably did not had many cottages at all
Thanks for ur quick response. There's no reward pic on the farm houses goal, hard to know what's coming next. My place is only cottages at the moment!

VanaCatu
10-29-15, 12:51 PM
i knew it!!! this tricks are more for fools day than for hallo... 75 wood n stone after everething s gone for building d.a.m.n cottages?! wow!

mreames
10-29-15, 12:54 PM
As a player of a few years I've been saying through out this whole thread that I expected more goals to come along and they did. The players I feel for are the ones that did a lot but then quit trying because they felt it couldn't be done. Contrary to popular belief, this isn't the first time additional goals have been given during a long goal and I'm sure it won't be the last. It's just as easy to assume it was planned as to assume it wasn't.


I think that's a poor characterization. We do not have any idea of how this event was planned. No updates were announced until there was an uproar in the forum when suddenly more updates were revealed, but not completely disclosed. I think it's foolish to assume good faith from S8 as it's just as likely that they saw that their player base was actually leaving (active games no longer showed log-ins) or that people who spent money routinely on the game for gems saw the quest, said nope and sales dried up.

Rockylandia
10-29-15, 12:54 PM
Wow, that was a waste of energy and gems. I assumed that we were given the actual rules for completing the task but it turned out to be a trick on people who spent time and money on this event! Now we can suddenly get 30 puddings at once with items most upper level players have in storage

gdmcrjunkie
10-29-15, 12:58 PM
Yessss I knew I didn't need to go crazy with how I played! (I accepted that I might be wrong and miss out on the final prize of course.) I'm done~ Time to gather some souvenirs.

midgetsocks
10-29-15, 01:01 PM
I wonder if we can get one more pond for another 55 dirt pudding? For The 3rd quest is wating, 54 puddings given and 1 is being crafted in the kitchen, I'll have more than enough (15 more) in the next few hours. It would be a waste if I can't do anything about those pudding.
Yeah I was wondering about that too, is it a coding issue or a treat to come?

midgetsocks
10-29-15, 01:02 PM
Happy with this update, for real!!! The hourly collections had gone on for far too long!
And I'm not hearing special things about this pond either:confused:

CLOVERKAITO
10-29-15, 01:03 PM
Whoever that felt stupid and bitter they'd built 30 cottages like I did please raise your hand with me lol *raises hand*

But at least I didn't spend one single gem this month. That must've been bad for the game's economy lollll.

Once I'm done handing all resources over I'm not touching this game again until next Thursday.

tombero
10-29-15, 01:05 PM
I would guess that this is a reaction to our criticism. Even though I'm happy to have the goal made doable (easy even), I feel sorry for anyone who had made it by themself. It would have worked better if tonight's 3 extras had been released one at a time, with one at the start, one a few days later etc. Then we would have had faith that there was extra help coming. Sadly, I think it got to the stage where S8 couldn't do anything without causing upset to one group of players.

NorthWoodsKingdom
10-29-15, 01:06 PM
.....Ok...gave all that stuff!! So where's my costume???. Nothing...I mean nothing in inventory. I did get a lot of dirt puddings but there was talk of making a costume & I want it!!!!...lol. ;)

It would be great if we could actually dress our avatar in the costume we just made! :D
S8 this could have actually been a pretty neat goal...if there was a costume to wear!!
LMAO! ...I was thinking the exact same thing: WHERE'S the 2-person dragon costume I JUST MADE? Immediately looked for it in inventory and nada, lol.
Thanks for the puddings, but I'm all about the COSTUME @ H'ween!
So yeah, Lorrainne...I want it, too!!!!! LOL

midgetsocks
10-29-15, 01:06 PM
nothing, it's done
OK so this costume deal is a cover for "free" puddings, thank you!!


For me, the next step was realizing that I couldn't build more farmhouses and regretting the two silver platters I had just made LOL
Hehehhe Aww no!:o

I just saved so many hours right now with this update. I was just barely gonna make it with feverish collecting, interspersed with not-giving-a-rats-bottom-cos-it's-just-a-pond. ;)

anne202b
10-29-15, 01:06 PM
Soooo...force closed and I still didn't get my 30 dirty puddings. ??? What's up, S8? I was so excited and then, poof....:(

UPDATE.....got 'em. Patience, right? LOL

SpiritWind00
10-29-15, 01:07 PM
Pictures added to post 2. Will write up later... How good to be finished in 2 seconds! Nice.


The reward from farmhouses is just coin.mso, redecorate with farmhouses if you wish. They also give 1 of each item, so 2 drops at a time.

And on a separate note, I need to remind some players about the forum rules. I have sent a few posts to S8 for review for being non-constructive and disruptive and will only bring discontent to this thread.

Let's say no more and get back to the fun of running to the finish line in the next 5 days, or partying at the Tavern (or Bakery!) for a celebration now. :):):):):):):):):)

meme1098
10-29-15, 01:07 PM
LMAO! ...I was thinking the exact same thing: WHERE'S the 2-person dragon costume I JUST MADE? Immediately looked for it in inventory and nada, lol.
Thanks for the puddings, but I'm all about the COSTUME @ H'ween!
So yeah, Lorrainne...I want it, too!!!!! LOL

And ... Yes, I want the front of the dragon, PLEASE!!!:D

mreames
10-29-15, 01:11 PM
I built 30 cottages and don't feel bad at all. Yeah, I do think it was made a little TOO easy but a lot more people are going to get the pond than there would have but I'd rather feel good for them than feel bad for building so many cottages. For now, I might sell some but most will go into storage. But I'm still debating if I want to max out on cookies and worms first. Lol I only spent about 4 gems on a level 1 orphanage. I would've made it with or without today's update because I'd rather plan for the worst and hope for the best. ;) I do think they need to learn some things about communication and believe they have. ;)


Whoever that felt stupid and bitter they'd built 30 cottages like I did please raise your hand with me lol *raises hand*

But at least I didn't spend one single gem this month. That must've been bad for the game's economy lollll.

Once I'm done handing all resources over I'm not touching this game again until next Thursday.

anne202b
10-29-15, 01:12 PM
And on a separate note, I need to remind some players about the forum rules. I have sent a few posts to S8 for review for being non-constructive and disruptive and will only bring discontent to this thread.

Let's say no more and get back to the fun of running to the finish line in the next 5 days, or partying at the Tavern (or Bakery!) for a celebration now. :):):):):):):):):)

OMG...I hope my post wasn't taken the wrong way. I was just wondering why I didn't get my puddings. I apologize if I was being non-constructive or disruptive. Sniff...:(

ktorewqas
10-29-15, 01:15 PM
I would guess that this is a reaction to our criticism. Even though I'm happy to have the goal made doable (easy even), I feel sorry for anyone who had made it by themself. It would have worked better if tonight's 3 extras had been released one at a time, with one at the start, one a few days later etc. Then we would have had faith that there was extra help coming. Sadly, I think it got to the stage where S8 couldn't do anything without causing upset to one group of players. good strategies lol yes, in that way I might feel better but this is Halloween and I fell for the trick :D sold farm houses for cottages. Hope we can exchange the extra pudding for something like front/back of the dragon :rolleyes:

CLOVERKAITO
10-29-15, 01:16 PM
I built 30 cottages and don't feel bad at all. Yeah, I do think it was made a little TOO easy but a lot more people are going to get the pond than there would have but I'd rather feel good for them than feel bad for building so many cottages. For now, I might sell some but most will go into storage. But I'm still debating if I want to max out on cookies and worms first. Lol I only spent about 4 gems on a level 1 orphanage. I would've made it with or without today's update because I'd rather plan for the worst and hope for the best. ;) I do think they need to learn some things about communication and believe they have. ;)

I guess I'm just a bit upset that I'll have to pay for the extra data I have used this month because I brought my iPad to work just for this goal. I have no free wifi at work :( and then today's update meant I could've finish without bringing my iPad to work since I already have 39 puddings before the update. So yup, I didn't pay for gems, but I'll have to pay for the data for the choice I have made just to get the puddings on time, then suddenly it's gonna be done today once I get enough white petals *sigh*

zenemi
10-29-15, 01:18 PM
Thank you so much S8!

I had resigned myself to not finishing this one, though I did build 20 cottages to try. Now I'm only a couple dirt puddings short of the pond. Thank you for a holiday treat! <3

coolssp
10-29-15, 01:20 PM
My inventory is completely depleted but have 51 puddings now, so happy....

tuffyjkitten
10-29-15, 01:20 PM
The extra puddings from these goals are very helpful! By the time I finish the wood and stone goal I will have about 40 puddings, so it will be easy to finish the rest within time. I have been hoping that farmhouses would drop cookies since I had a bunch in storage from last Christmas that I could haul out.

Looking forward to the Essence pond!

mreames
10-29-15, 01:23 PM
Yeah, having to pay for extra data sucks. :( I hope it's not guaranteed that you'll have to pay extra!


I guess I'm just a bit upset that I'll have to pay for the extra data I have used this month because I brought my iPad to work just for this goal. I have no free wifi at work :( and then today's update meant I could've finish without bringing my iPad to work since I already have 39 puddings before the update. So yup, I didn't pay for gems, but I'll have to pay for the data for the choice I have made just to get the puddings on time, then suddenly it's gonna be done today once I get enough white petals *sigh*

anne202b
10-29-15, 01:24 PM
I may have missed it somewhere but should we keep collecting the gummies and cookies from our cottages? Or can we store the buildings and put out more farmhouses? My kingdom is so cramped. LOL

mreames
10-29-15, 01:28 PM
I may have missed it somewhere but should we keep collecting the gummies and cookies from our cottages? Or can we store the buildings and put out more farmhouses? My kingdom is so cramped. LOL

If you have the pond, you can put away everything if you want, unless you want to max out or collect more cookies and worms for souvenirs. Lol if you're still trying to get puddings, you could put out more farms as they drop the same as Cottages just a lot quicker. ;)

8hat
10-29-15, 01:29 PM
Looking forward to the Essence pond!

I'm at 50 DP's with #51 and #52 in the kitchens now. Looking forward to the pond also but even more, looking forward to putting my kingdom back in order...lol, cottages and farmhouses strewn about the place and find a better place for the orphanage. I just plopped it down anywhere it would fit. For all their trouble, I should put it next to Kaz's house and the Troll Sparring Pit.

Lunaticus
10-29-15, 01:30 PM
1 pudding to go... wooohooooo....

Sandybellee
10-29-15, 01:37 PM
I'm at 0 wood and 1 stone after selling cottages and building 9 farmhouses. Lol! Should have been more patient and wait to find out the requirements for the goals. Oh well - no worries since there's 4 days left! Excited to get the essence pool. Hopefully already tomorrow. :)

anne202b
10-29-15, 01:37 PM
If you have the pond, you can put away everything if you want, unless you want to max out or collect more cookies and worms for souvenirs. Lol if you're still trying to get puddings, you could put out more farms as they drop the same as Cottages just a lot quicker. ;)

Thank you, mreames. :) :) Away they go....back into storage.

PrincessCupOButter
10-29-15, 01:41 PM
Happy with this update, for real!!! The hourly collections had gone on for far too long!
And I'm not hearing special things about this pond either:confused:

If you need several more puddings the farmhouses might be a better bet, giving one cookie and one worm every 10 minutes, as opposed to every 4 hours with the cottages. (Additional bonus is you can use less farmhouses due to the faster refresh time)
If you don't need to make a lot more pudding, the farmhouse goal is coin and xp only, so no harm if you don't visit them.

I really don't mind that I built 18 extra cottages....even with those, I had resigned myself to the fact that I wasn't going to get the pond. No way could I make 7-8 puddings per day and I wasn't going to spend gems (other than the 10-12 freebies I spent speeding up the orphanage) So today's update was a pleasant surprise. Now I get the pond plus souvenir cookies, worms, and puddings! And I used up inventory that I had been hoarding. Off to restock!

Ps. I want that dragon costume too!! It will go nicely with the armour skirt and crown, and masks etc from last year! :D


I replied to the wrong quote. :( My screen refreshed as I hit reply with quote, and I just realized I ended up tapping the wrong post to quote. This was supposed to be in response to a question about the farmhouses. But I agree with the player I DID quote....hourly tapping was far too long and I am happy with today's update.

fantasy12forest
10-29-15, 01:57 PM
Considering I only have 7 puddings, this just doesn't look to be an obtainable goral for me no matter how hard I work :-( I'm super bummed

djyipyipyippee
10-29-15, 02:05 PM
Has anyone gemed forward to see what the pond drops yet??

mreames
10-29-15, 02:10 PM
Considering I only have 7 puddings, this just doesn't look to be an obtainable goral for me no matter how hard I work :-( I'm super bummed

You can get 30 puddings from goals from today's update plus the farms now drop cookies and worms like the cottages, every 10 minutes.

cavegirl1
10-29-15, 02:14 PM
As a long time player I am happy. Happy that
- I didn't stress but continued to try and put in extra effort with what I had
- the timed events don't impact the main story lines
- I now might finish the goal
- CS has made it challenging over recent weeks / months. Remember when we were getting no updates?
- it is my choice to spend or not spend gems, play the game , take a week off, set my alarm, depending on what else is happening in me life
- i have so much stuff I don't need every new item to like my kingdom

That's a lot to be happy about


(Now I will convince myself I feel that way about the turtle in FS2 ;-) )

non82
10-29-15, 02:36 PM
After the release of part one I soon realized it was impossible. I had faith things would change for the better, so I kept collecting hourly and made a few puddings before the second part came out. Then I built 30 cottages and knew, if I collected hourly from the orphanage and 4 (some days even 5) times from my cottages I would finish this goal on Sunday, maybe even Saturday. I even set an alarm at work so I wouldn't forget. Felt like a real challenge and I was proud of getting ahead of schedule.
Read here on the forum about those poor souls who would never make it, and was hoping for a nice update today so they would have a chance too to get the pond.
For those who were struggling to get any puddings made this must have been a great update. Getting them ahead enough so they would stand a chance.
But for me it was a big disappointment. I put in a lot of effort, and now I know I would have made it even if I didn't do anything the last 2 weeks.

I think S8 made a mistake with this quest and we're trying to fix it as time went on and people were getting more frustrated. In the end they made it possible for everyone to get the pond.

I love this game, I love the easy quests, I love the difficult quests, I love the quests that take up to six months (like Sister, Sister) and I also love what happened today!
Realizing it's real people who work hard to keep this game fun, thinking of new quests for the storyline, but also all kinds of things around holidays and other special occasions. The variety of things we need to do, with only 40 clicks every 2 hours to keep us coming back.
Trying to make money so this game can keep running, by selling value packs and Trying to make us use and buy gems.

Thanks to S8 for making the right choice today, even though they knew it would probably disappoint players like me. And thanks to everyone here on the forum working hard to get us info, passing stuff through to S8, and keeping us updated!

Happy gaming everyone!

xellosspoo
10-29-15, 02:49 PM
And just like that, from 33 puddings to 55. I imagine this will help a lot, but sucks for those who used a lot of gems to speed through the collections. It's really feast or famine with Storm8, isn't it?

I would rather it be feast than famine. And frankly without this, it would have been impossible for me to eventually achieve their initial goal of 55 dirt puddings.

So thank you Team Lava.

jdygmgi
10-29-15, 02:58 PM
My Orphanage is in the cellar, hopefully forever, at least until that all ugly Halloween stuff disappears.

On the other hand, I have almost lost any hope for Essence Pool ever drops any worthed items. Around thousand tapes on Orphanage and cottages right down the mud. Nice tricked by last time.

rogue149
10-29-15, 03:08 PM
(Now I will convince myself I feel that way about the turtle in FS2 ;-) )

Ah yes, the turtle. That little gem made me decide to stop playing every S8 game except for Castle Story.

veneravenera
10-29-15, 03:14 PM
i think todays updates is very helpful! thanks S8

ladyperidot
10-29-15, 03:17 PM
Yay!!!! Thanks to today's options I have 51 puddings and #52 is cooking. Swapped some cottages for farmhouses and it's looking good.

veneravenera
10-29-15, 03:19 PM
Yay!!!! Thanks to today's options I have 51 puddings and #52 is cooking. Swapped some cottages for farmhouses and it's looking good.

Yes! Im almost done with pudding too!
I jut discovered this forum! Soo informative!

GoodyTwoShoes2
10-29-15, 03:22 PM
Ah yes, the turtle. That little gem made me decide to stop playing every S8 game except for Castle Story.

Me too! I spent everything I had on the turtle and was just a couple hits away and time ran out! Then I still did the pony and didn't get it, so forget this Halloween thing! I stopped playing for about a year and I think it is time to quit again!

Gabi2111
10-29-15, 03:23 PM
Wow...thanks TL. That was really nice. Got the pond and have still 11 puddings to spare. So I put all cottages away...lol.

orleansparish
10-29-15, 03:52 PM
Other than the pumpkin animal I have been unable to finish any of these Halloween goals. I decided to not stress over it and two days had passed before they changed it to where we could even get items from the cottages.

Which stinks because I know I'll be super jealous and petty when I see last weeks pond in someone's kingdom. I hate you all!

MsMelanieMonster
10-29-15, 03:53 PM
I would love it if the orphanage dropped
Something after this event. It was a lot of work for a leg up on a timed event. Good money source for newer players I suppose.
Any word on pond drops? Dragon scales for that costume? Mithril because we all know it's a mithril dragon?
I'm just curious. ..
;)

orleansparish
10-29-15, 03:55 PM
Me too! I spent everything I had on the turtle and was just a couple hits away and time ran out! Then I still did the pony and didn't get it, so forget this Halloween thing! I stopped playing for about a year and I think it is time to quit again!

I feel the same. Everything I'd doable but it doesn't take away the ridiculous nature of how one particular item is needed for every single thing. Living wood has been required for TOO much! Before they had food drop from the cottages people did the math and saw it would be next to impossible to craft that many dirt puddings. By then for me it was far too late.

Just like with the monsters, I used to consider myself a gem buying mega player before I grew tired by everything and slowed down dramatically. I have four gold coins from the monsters. My showing has been pitiful. This is why I decided to not buy gems and just not finish the Halloween goals.

Though I appreciated getting the pet and was only 60 mushrooms away from obtaining the second.

Haflaxus
10-29-15, 04:13 PM
Finally got the pond, no sign of 2nd pond crafting or something like that.
I wonder if I should finish the 3rd quest which I have tossed a lot of silver ores, stone and wood. I just don't want use any more resource for EXTRA 15 puddings which will result nothing!

farmerbrown2010
10-29-15, 04:22 PM
What a nice surprise to log in after work and find great updates! I finished my dirt puddings and placed my lagoon. I really liked this year's Halloween additions - I keep special Halloween/Christmas/Valentine etc. sections year round. Since I've played for 2 years it's a lot of fun to add extra things. Thanks Team Lava

Mikachernova
10-29-15, 05:38 PM
Great thank you Team Lava!!!

ginerp
10-29-15, 05:43 PM
I believed those of you who were saying that TL would help us out, but I didn't think it would be enough, so I just kept playing as normal with no extra effort. As a result I had a grand total of one pudding going into today. And I too got really excited just now when I did these new goals and suddenly had 31 puddings! But I just did the math, and I still don't think I'm going to get there. :( Oh me of little faith!

SpiritWind00
10-29-15, 05:46 PM
Information only: All goals from all 3 parts are now in Post 2.

CharmOfLea
10-29-15, 05:53 PM
Do you guys think anything else might be coming up for Halloween? Taking the complexity of last year's event I'm honestly wondering if this was it.

Aneesa143
10-29-15, 06:58 PM
Ok so I have a level 3 orphanage and 33 spooky paper.
I also have 31 puddings after giving away nearly all my wood and stones *sobs*
Do you think I can make it in time?

Kastlerama
10-29-15, 07:05 PM
Good one S8! This was both a good trick and threat. :)

midsom
10-29-15, 07:28 PM
Good one S8! This was both a good trick and threat. :)

The way it looks is S8 tricked the gem buyers and treated the free players, this will not end well!

vednir
10-29-15, 07:34 PM
I think they're probably going to hope this event and this sanitized thread pass into memory and are forgotten as quickly as possible.

Clark_Wayne
10-29-15, 07:48 PM
41 puddings and about 4 days left : don't think i will finish the goal :(

janddolphins
10-29-15, 08:13 PM
41 puddings and about 4 days left : don't think i will finish the goal :(

Do you have 2 kitchens, if so and you have time to play over the weekend this is totally doable for you if you load up your castle with farmhouses for a few days. You can collect as often as you can, and ever 3 hours with two kitchens you get 2 puddings, so to reach 55 you need 15 total collections from the kitchens in 4 days, if you have two kitchens thats 8 collections in 4 days, either way with a 3 hour timer not impossible.

Best of luck to you!!!!!

CLOVERKAITO
10-29-15, 08:17 PM
41 puddings and about 4 days left : don't think i will finish the goal :(

You only need 14 more puddings and it should be doable with lots of farm houses (drops one worm and one cookie every 10 minutes). If you are able to check in every 2 hours (when energy refills completely), then you can collect from 22 farm houses + orphanage (drops 3 each), which gives just enough to craft one pudding. Then you can craft one pudding every 2 hours (craft time is 3 hours but you have two kitchens so technically speaking you can craft two puddings every 3 hours). Assume you are awake for 12 hours a day, you can craft 6 puddings a day (or more, if you can collect more often and if you have wizard school) and you can finish this in less than 4 days =) Don't spend your energy elsewhere except to collect from farm houses, orphanage, ivy's house, thomas' house, and the kitchen =)

janddolphins
10-29-15, 08:18 PM
Just a little math for those who have only the 30 puddings, dont give up. If you build up a lot of farmhouses and collect enough to have enough supplies ready for two puddings in both kitchens each day, you will need 4-5 collections a day from both kitchens. With a 3 hour timer that is 12-15 hours, which is much more doable, especially if you check in morning, lunch, when you get home, evening etc.

Wishing everyone gets the pond and that it has some great drops!

I think I also remember them saying something about something happening on Halloween, or I am imagining it, but either way a nice ending to what was a frustrating event, but glad I held out and hope all those who fell behind can now catch up :)

*oh and I want my dragon costume too! lol

badbunny42
10-29-15, 08:31 PM
P
As a long time player I am happy. Happy that
- I didn't stress but continued to try and put in extra effort with what I had
- the timed events don't impact the main story lines
- I now might finish the goal
- CS has made it challenging over recent weeks / months. Remember when we were getting no updates?
- it is my choice to spend or not spend gems, play the game , take a week off, set my alarm, depending on what else is happening in me life
- i have so much stuff I don't need every new item to like my kingdom

That's a lot to be happy about
)

Agree 100%!

riverly
10-29-15, 08:35 PM
For those who still feel like they can't make it you have to decide for yourself if you want to fully commit to finishing. This would mean managing your time and maybe even setting an alarm and building farm buildings that you would have to watch like a hawk. To quote "Yoda-do or do not. There is no try." It's your choice and best of luck🎃🎃🎃

KimbaTheLion
10-29-15, 09:02 PM
I WAS at 30 Puddings before this dropped and then WOW done in the next hr. I had to cut up some more trees for the wood offering...
I was not going to waste Gems for this and I am glad I did not... Have to wait for what the Pond drops now...

riverly
10-29-15, 09:05 PM
I also think a dragon costume would be neat. Maybe a Chinese dragon like one would see in a parade...

Clark_Wayne
10-29-15, 09:28 PM
You only need 14 more puddings and it should be doable with lots of farm houses (drops one worm and one cookie every 10 minutes). If you are able to check in every 2 hours (when energy refills completely), then you can collect from 22 farm houses + orphanage (drops 3 each), which gives just enough to craft one pudding. Then you can craft one pudding every 2 hours (craft time is 3 hours but you have two kitchens so technically speaking you can craft two puddings every 3 hours). Assume you are awake for 12 hours a day, you can craft 6 puddings a day (or more, if you can collect more often and if you have wizard school) and you can finish this in less than 4 days =) Don't spend your energy elsewhere except to collect from farm houses, orphanage, ivy's house, thomas' house, and the kitchen =)

problem doesn't come from resources : i have 2 kitchen, 2 wizard schools lvl5, 3 cottages, 3 farm houses, orphanage lvl5, Ivy house. problem comes from time :D
Can't play 24h a day ! i try to play as often as i can :D

eastie41
10-29-15, 09:38 PM
Thanks:o TeamLava Team for gifting us the dirt puddings.

And many thanks to our wonderful mods who encourage and support CS players.

:):):)

Trin5
10-29-15, 09:46 PM
problem doesn't come from resources : i have 2 kitchen, 2 wizard schools lvl5, 3 cottages, 3 farm houses, orphanage lvl5, Ivy house. problem comes from time :D
Can't play 24h a day ! i try to play as often as i can :D



Try building more farmhouses. Considering limited time to play, having more farmhouses to collect from at one time would definitely help.

Lunaticus
10-29-15, 10:02 PM
Last pudding to be clicked from the kitchen. Question though, when we fijish giving the 55 puddings and get the pond will the gummies and worms stop dropping as well? Same with the availability of DP in the kitchen?

Currently have 54 puddings.
Waiting of I can cook more puddings and collect some Gs & Cs.

TIA 🙆

Trin5
10-29-15, 10:12 PM
Interesting thing.. I tried rotating the essence pool and the three balls change colour on every turn. They look like Easter eggs! Lol :)

djyipyipyippee
10-29-15, 10:25 PM
Interesting thing.. I tried rotating the essence pool and the three balls change colour on every turn. They look like Easter eggs! Lol :)

Although that is really cool and will allow you to "customize," I'll keep mine Royals blue. GO KC ROYALS!!

newzealander
10-29-15, 10:26 PM
Will some please tell me that, after all the blood, sweat and tears to get this pond, it drops something more than water?? Please?!

anurulz
10-29-15, 10:59 PM
Just got my pond..and the pleasant surprise was tht the kitchen still made puddings, so the hoarder in me started cooking two more puddings..what a difference from the beginning wen I was waiting for hours together to gather enugh ingredients to make a single pudding..now on my way to collect 99 of both wormies n cookies..
P.S. I kept my pond in direction where 3 colours of bubbles are there..

mreames
10-29-15, 11:13 PM
Yes you can collect more cookies and worms and craft puddings after you get your pond. ;)


Last pudding to be clicked from the kitchen. Question though, when we fijish giving the 55 puddings and get the pond will the gummies and worms stop dropping as well? Same with the availability of DP in the kitchen?

Currently have 54 puddings.
Waiting of I can cook more puddings and collect some Gs & Cs.

TIA ��

twospoons
10-29-15, 11:27 PM
I got the visit 3 farmhouses goal, but not the give stuff to get puddings goals. What do those require?

janddolphins
10-29-15, 11:50 PM
I got the visit 3 farmhouses goal, but not the give stuff to get puddings goals. What do those require?

All the goals that gave the 10 extra puddings each came before the visit 3 farmhouses goal. They required giving various supplies. Second post on this page specifies them. You may have given the supplies quickly and not realized it if there is no other goal in which case I would check your inventory, good luck!

*Edit...if this is not the case I just saw someone make a separate post about it missing so I would email customer support or ask the mods here if you think that is the case for you if you dont have the additional pudddings, Hope it is not a bug!

Chelle0724
10-30-15, 12:22 AM
Does anyone know why I cannot craft Spooky paper when I finished all of the goals that lead to the crafting spooky paper? I can only collect it at the orphanage so I do not think I will be able to get enough spooky paper by deadline.

SpiritWind00
10-30-15, 01:29 AM
Does anyone know why I cannot craft Spooky paper when I finished all of the goals that lead to the crafting spooky paper? I can only collect it at the orphanage so I do not think I will be able to get enough spooky paper by deadline.
Just to confirm, you did this goal? Or you're up to this goal? If you're only up to here, you still need 80 spooky fabric as well.

To craft the paper, you need to visit the sawmill 10 times and have 50 orange petals.

4b. Tricks for Kids
Visit the Orphanage x5 (skip: 25)
Upgrade the Orphanage to level 4

Post 2 in this thread has all of the details.

Trin5
10-30-15, 01:34 AM
Will some please tell me that, after all the blood, sweat and tears to get this pond, it drops something more than water?? Please?!

Sure it does... Fish! After waiting 12 hours I got one fish. I'm hoping this would change soon to something more substantial than fish, scales & water which can be obtained in minutes. I also looking forward to see what the orphanage will give. I'm hoping for meals for adventures.. I'm never maxed on those. :)

anurulz
10-30-15, 01:53 AM
Sure it does... Fish! After waiting 12 hours I got one fish. I'm hoping this would change soon to something more substantial than fish, scales & water which can be obtained in minutes. I also looking forward to see what the orphanage will give. I'm hoping for meals for adventures.. I'm never maxed on those. :)

It wud be a wish if the orphanage dropped meals..I missed the bountiful table and making meals is a pain with only two kitchens..

raaver
10-30-15, 02:24 AM
I'm at 9/80 fabric. 3 more days to go I don't think I'll finish the ophanage. Alltogether, I don't think it fits in a (my) "fantasy" kingdom.
The pudding quest I gave up fairly quick, and apparently for no reason.
So now I have a couple of really long going quests, a few which take a week more or so and a bunch limited time quests.
To me it starts to become a duty, so I'm quitting the Halloween quests and get more time to myself (and my kids).
On to the GAME... :)

Rob

deadpixel
10-30-15, 02:25 AM
It wud be a wish if the orphanage dropped meals..I missed the bountiful table and making meals is a pain with only two kitchens..
Huh? Didn't you keep your Bountiful Table? I have my level 5 table out since I got it and it still drops one meal (different types) once every two days.

Chelle0724
10-30-15, 02:50 AM
I finished the goal. I am now on 5b goal.

SpiritWind00
10-30-15, 03:01 AM
I finished the goal. I am now on 5b goal.

You can't craft spooky paper once the goal is complete as you don't need it anymore. You now need spooky fabric which drops from the Orphanage and Ivy.

Sandybellee
10-30-15, 03:04 AM
Yay! Just placed my essence pond with puddings to spare! Thank you S8 for making this possible after all!

Now I'm off to collecting some more gummies and cookies as souvenirs before storing away all the cottages and farm houses. :)

katbtodd
10-30-15, 03:06 AM
Spirtwind, is this a bug ,,,after all this and what we had to got through the level up the orphanage and then the dirt pudding the pond is cute but it doesn't drop any thing more then a 5 minute well or pond. In fact it drops less only one water at least I can can get 2 from my well ,along with fish and mermaid scales ..please please check this out.. Thinking a lot of players will not be happy ,,after all we went though and this is the drops
And the space it take up I bet a lot of peoples will go in inventory

twocute2b
10-30-15, 03:15 AM
Good one storm8 worst event ever. So pleased I spent so much time and gems for a pond that gives 1 water yeh!!!!!!! Extremely disappointed not sure if continuing is worthwhile.

SpiritWind00
10-30-15, 03:20 AM
Spirtwind, is this a bug ,,,after all this and what we had to got through the level up the orphanage and then the dirt pudding the pond is cute but it doesn't drop any thing more then a 5 minute well or pond. In fact it drops less only one water at least I can can get 2 from my well ,along with fish and mermaid scales ..please please check this out.. Thinking a lot of players will not be happy ,,after all we went though and this is the drops
And the space it take up I bet a lot of peoples will go in inventory

I've asked for confirmation about the drops for both the Essence Pond and for the Orphanage once the event concludes. Will keep you updated... :):):)

katbtodd
10-30-15, 03:30 AM
I've asked for confirmation about the drops for both the Essence Pond and for the Orphanage once the event concludes. Will keep you updated... :):):)

Thank you

CLOVERKAITO
10-30-15, 03:35 AM
problem doesn't come from resources : i have 2 kitchen, 2 wizard schools lvl5, 3 cottages, 3 farm houses, orphanage lvl5, Ivy house. problem comes from time :D
Can't play 24h a day ! i try to play as often as i can :D

As others have pointed out, 3 farm houses won't be enough, especially when you can't check in often. You need at least 25 and I'd aim for 30 farmhouses if you really want to try finishing this.

Clark_Wayne
10-30-15, 04:27 AM
As others have pointed out, 3 farm houses won't be enough, especially when you can't check in often. You need at least 25 and I'd aim for 30 farmhouses if you really want to try finishing this.

well i have no place for 25 farmhouses (sigh) and anyway, it is not the first time i won't be able to finish the goal :D
besides after reading some post about the pond drop, even if the pond is cute, i'm not sure it is worth the time :D
i rather spend the time on dragon story current tales event, more do-able, which means my priority for the moment :D

thx for your encouragement :) anyway

Gweenykay
10-30-15, 04:54 AM
Good one storm8 worst event ever. So pleased I spent so much time and gems for a pond that gives 1 water yeh!!!!!!! Extremely disappointed not sure if continuing is worthwhile.

I did not spend gems but a lot of hourly alarm times. Resources can be replenished but the time can not. Time is a precious luxury for me.
We can only hope that when the event finishes drops become worth collecting

KimbaTheLion
10-30-15, 05:21 AM
At least the witches cauldron drops anything out of the potion shop! Now that is useful! I missed the bountiful table as I started playing in December of 2014. I do not really post much but to be honest this event was not so grand. They piled all that help on the end! I sold my 15 farmhouses I needed before to make cottages ONLY to have S8 add them later?!

Look as I said I play a lot of games and I actually like this one because for the most part its pretty laid back and does not require tons of effort until THIS event ONLY to have them pile it on at the end. Then as I JUST said, after all that work to make Cottages I find out that my farmhouses (that I JUST sold) work later?! That is plain ignorant of them on multiple levels. Since I am an Engineer and extremely logical its obvious they blew it at the beginning and made sure the vast majority could catch up in the end. It makes a lot of people happy they can now complete the event with a lot less effort. It bothers me that it was planned so poorly. They can defend and justify what they did but it falls on deaf ears to me. I do enjoy the game as such and the interaction with neighbors etc. BUT I do hope for the next event which I am going to guess is Thanksgiving, only a guess since this is such an international game (which I TRULY enjoy!!), that they plan it much better and make a worthy prize! So far the pond looks like its going to be a dud BUT that remains to be seen and I still hold out faint hope...

As a late comer to this game it seems that a lot of the older events and prizes for them were just better! I would love a haunted hall or a bountiful table, that sundial looks awesome! The last few events have left me an empty feeling for all the work it takes to get some of them. This is my opinion but I would like to think a few others think I am not off base... With any luck I will have my level 50 by X-mas :)

WindermereBakery
10-30-15, 05:29 AM
I got the visit 3 farmhouses goal, but not the give stuff to get puddings goals. What do those require?

I have the same problem with my second kingdom which is level 27. I have the 'We choose treats' quest of course, and I got the goal to visit the three farmhouses, but I never got the three goals that give the puddings. If all the pond gives is water I don't care, but if the pond will be improved I would like to know.

Anaboe
10-30-15, 05:52 AM
Am I the only one having issues? I can't open any of the S8 games (Castle Story, Dragon Story, Restaurant Story, Bakery Story), it says it requires internet-connection, while internet is doing just fine on my tablet, other online games and browsing work fine.

nightmare325
10-30-15, 06:30 AM
Am I the only one having issues? I can't open any of the S8 games (Castle Story, Dragon Story, Restaurant Story, Bakery Story), it says it requires internet-connection, while internet is doing just fine on my tablet, other online games and browsing work fine.

This happens to me often...my internet overseas is not always good. I just 'close' the game...not 'retry'...then close anything else using internet & only open one at a time. Mine freezes up and also cycles around frequently....very frustrating! I lose many things, because it will recycle just as i tap sometimes. It also helps sometimes open email...it seems to help the game realize you are really connected.
I hope this helps...i know its very frustrating sometimes! �� Good luck!

ashoxo
10-30-15, 06:32 AM
After lurking for years, my first post is due to how infuriated I am at the drops of the "essence pool". After all of that hard work for months now, waiting the 12 hours for the drop, I got: 1 water and 1 fish. That's it. Less than a regular pond. How do they expect to keep their loyal customers like this? I've been playing since the beginning and have no more words to describe my frustration and how duped I feel. Shame on you S8!

jv1110
10-30-15, 06:35 AM
Can't agree anymore!

Anaboe
10-30-15, 06:41 AM
This happens to me often...my internet overseas is not always good. I just 'close' the game...not 'retry'...then close anything else using internet & only open one at a time. Mine freezes up and also cycles around frequently....very frustrating! I lose many things, because it will recycle just as i tap sometimes. It also helps sometimes open email...it seems to help the game realize you are really connected.
I hope this helps...i know its very frustrating sometimes! �� Good luck!
Found a sollution to my problem: switch to another dns :)

Haflaxus
10-30-15, 06:58 AM
Sure it does... Fish! After waiting 12 hours I got one fish. I'm hoping this would change soon to something more substantial than fish, scales & water which can be obtained in minutes. I also looking forward to see what the orphanage will give. I'm hoping for meals for adventures.. I'm never maxed on those. :)

I'm not that lucky as you, pal. After all the efforts and 12 hours of waiting, all I get is 1 exp and 1 water. Kinda disappointed. Well, maybe I will see the essence pool just as a normal water pond.

roguebee
10-30-15, 07:22 AM
I have the same problem with my second kingdom which is level 27. I have the 'We choose treats' quest of course, and I got the goal to visit the three farmhouses, but I never got the three goals that give the puddings. If all the pond gives is water I don't care, but if the pond will be improved I would like to know.

Same thing with my second kingdom. I wonder if the additional goals were triggered by the level of the orphanage?

OnlyOneRamoth
10-30-15, 07:30 AM
I've asked for confirmation about the drops for both the Essence Pond and for the Orphanage once the event concludes. Will keep you updated... :):):)

Thank you SW. I got one water also, but let's wait until the event is over! S8 loves keeping us in suspense! It would have been nice to have the drops as part of the Thursday update....as this has gone on so long....but it's just a few more days and I expect we will see new drops from both the orphanage and the pond. It is Halloween and S8 knows how to do Halloween!

jdygmgi
10-30-15, 07:39 AM
Thank you SW. I got one water also, but let's wait until the event is over! S8 loves keeping us in suspense! It would have been nice to have the drops as part of the Thursday update....as this has gone on so long....but it's just a few more days and I expect we will see new drops from both the orphanage and the pond. It is Halloween and S8 knows how to do Halloween!

Power flower, Happy flowers, I can't say further words. Just like Los Angeles Morning Edition, PST.

rogue149
10-30-15, 07:46 AM
Is there any precedent for the "prize" drops to get better when an event ends? In my experience, they decrease or stop altogether.

badbunny42
10-30-15, 08:35 AM
I have this gut feeling it was supposed to be farmhouses (not cottages) all along and someone mixed them up in implementation. It's been farmhouses for things before, not cottages. They have a far better refresh and are easier to build for 17+ levels. Then the challenge would have made perfect sense time wise. The big trade off ( resources for puddings) was probably to make up for the time loss due to the slow cottage refresh rate.

It's not hard to confuse farmhouses and cottages, especially since the cottages look more like farmhouses and vice versa ( to me anyway). Of course, I might be projecting my own past confusion.... I built a bunch of cottages for an earlier challenge that called for farmhouses. Ha ha.

anurulz
10-30-15, 08:38 AM
Huh? Didn't you keep your Bountiful Table? I have my level 5 table out since I got it and it still drops one meal (different types) once every two days.
Umm no I started playing after the thanksgiving event so it was not available..

castleqt
10-30-15, 08:39 AM
Ok I like the essence pond, but really one water after waiting 12 hours...that's crazy!

ShibuyaCloth
10-30-15, 08:46 AM
Ok I like the essence pond, but really one water after waiting 12 hours...that's crazy!

Probably a nice item for my inventory collection.

newzealander
10-30-15, 08:52 AM
Effort has been relatively proportional to reward with a lot of the seasonal events in the past (cauldron, bountiful table in particular), so this is an extreme let down. We would have been better off not doing this event, and using less resources than half a dozen cottages to build ourselves a single wishing well - ONE well is a better resource than this 'prize'. And takes less room. And drops double the water bounty. And is available for collection every five minutes, not every 12 hours. That's 144 well collections for every one collection from this 'prize'! Happy Halloween from S8, everyone.

PinkEquinox
10-30-15, 09:01 AM
With all the time and resources that went into the event, as well as the 12 hour timer, I'm sure the drops just haven't been released yet. I'm hoping the orphanage will get additional drops as well.

Sandybellee
10-30-15, 09:21 AM
With all the time and resources that went into the event, as well as the 12 hour timer, I'm sure the drops just haven't been released yet. I'm hoping the orphanage will get additional drops as well.

Exactly! There will surely be much better drops. After all, it's called essence pond. Let's just wait patiently a little longer. :)

coolssp
10-30-15, 09:40 AM
Does anyone think there's part 4, I, like many players am disappointed with the grand prize. I admit it looks cool but need something more :rolleyes: fingers crossed

katbtodd
10-30-15, 09:41 AM
Does anyone think there's part 4, I, like many players am disappointed with the grand prize. I admit it looks cool but need something more :rolleyes: fingers crossed

Does say part 3 , you may be right

NorthWoodsKingdom
10-30-15, 10:06 AM
Exactly! There will surely be much better drops. After all, it's called essence pond. Let's just wait patiently a little longer. :)
Actually, it's called an essence *pool*, not pond...which leads me to a few questions, lol:
1) Why is my pool so TINY!?! ...Who's suppose to swim in that thing, teeny tiny faeries?
2) Why are there fish in my POOL!?! ... Is my pool boy being slack again at his job of keeping my queendom pools clean so *I* can swim in em? Maybe he needs some time on 1 of the pillory platforms again, lol.
3) Why are there mermaid scales in my pool!?! ...Is a merman lurking in there somewhere? (Please say there is, lol)
4) Why are there stagnant multi-color bubbles in my pool!?! ... Is said merman passing gas...er... *making* those quimby bubbles in my pool? Lol...or did someone pour Calgon or Mr. Bubble in my pool? lol Or are they *not* bubbles at all since they just sit there, never popping...and somehow eggs from my Easter tree w bird's nest got into my pool?
5) Essence of WHAT!?! ... A *new* essence to go along with our Mythic Essence, Lumin Essence and Enchanter's Essence? ... Dare I even ask, is it Merman Quimby-Bubble Essence??? LOL
And finally . . .
6) What does ANY of the above have to do with HALLOWEEN!?!?! LOL!

ETA:
7) ...and wherrrrrrre is my dang 2-person dragon COSTUME!?! I want it!!! lol

twinkletoes12348
10-30-15, 10:13 AM
Actually, it's called an essence *pool*, not pond...which leads me to a few questions, lol:
1) Why is my pool so TINY!?! ...Who's suppose to swim in that thing, teeny tiny faeries?
2) Why are there fish in my POOL!?! ... Is my pool boy being slack again at his job of keeping my queendom pools clean so *I* can swim in em? Maybe he needs some time on 1 of the pillory platforms again, lol.
3) Why are there mermaid scales in my pool!?! ...Is a merman lurking in there somewhere? (Please say there is, lol)
4) Why are there stagnant multi-color bubbles in my pool!?! ... Is said merman passing gas...er... *making* those quimby bubbles in my pool? Lol...or did someone pour Calgon or Mr. Bubble in my pool? lol Or are they *not* bubbles at all since they just sit there, never popping...and somehow eggs from my Easter tree w bird's nest got into my pool?
5) Essence of WHAT!?! ... A *new* essence to go along with our Mythic Essence, Lumin Essence and Enchanter's Essence? ... Dare I even ask, is it Merman Quimby-Bubble Essence??? LOL
And finally . . .
6) What does ANY of the above have to do with HALLOWEEN!?!?! LOL!

I'm laughing so hard I'm crying. :D

MadameCholette
10-30-15, 10:40 AM
:rolleyes: First of all THANK YOU S8 for:
- not coming up another world event
- 55 Dirt Puds was crazy: 55x25 Worms / cookies.... only possible if you have won the lottery and are able to spend your days playing.
The fast track has helped a lot.

I love this game and I am playing it for some years now.....

MadameCholette
10-30-15, 10:42 AM
and I have spent many gems now on the goals to speed up collecting time. Thank you to all of you in this forum!!

mreames
10-30-15, 11:04 AM
Lmao! ;)

On the other hand, it could be related to a tidal pool which could potentially answer 1-4. ;)
Question 5, however.... It needs to drop essences regularly for all the effort that went into it! ;)


Actually, it's called an essence *pool*, not pond...which leads me to a few questions, lol:
1) Why is my pool so TINY!?! ...Who's suppose to swim in that thing, teeny tiny faeries?
2) Why are there fish in my POOL!?! ... Is my pool boy being slack again at his job of keeping my queendom pools clean so *I* can swim in em? Maybe he needs some time on 1 of the pillory platforms again, lol.
3) Why are there mermaid scales in my pool!?! ...Is a merman lurking in there somewhere? (Please say there is, lol)
4) Why are there stagnant multi-color bubbles in my pool!?! ... Is said merman passing gas...er... *making* those quimby bubbles in my pool? Lol...or did someone pour Calgon or Mr. Bubble in my pool? lol Or are they *not* bubbles at all since they just sit there, never popping...and somehow eggs from my Easter tree w bird's nest got into my pool?
5) Essence of WHAT!?! ... A *new* essence to go along with our Mythic Essence, Lumin Essence and Enchanter's Essence? ... Dare I even ask, is it Merman Quimby-Bubble Essence??? LOL
And finally . . .
6) What does ANY of the above have to do with HALLOWEEN!?!?! LOL!

ETA:
7) ...and wherrrrrrre is my dang 2-person dragon COSTUME!?! I want it!!! lol

katbtodd
10-30-15, 11:05 AM
Actually, it's called an essence *pool*, not pond...which leads me to a few questions, lol:
1) Why is my pool so TINY!?! ...Who's suppose to swim in that thing, teeny tiny faeries?
2) Why are there fish in my POOL!?! ... Is my pool boy being slack again at his job of keeping my queendom pools clean so *I* can swim in em? Maybe he needs some time on 1 of the pillory platforms again, lol.
3) Why are there mermaid scales in my pool!?! ...Is a merman lurking in there somewhere? (Please say there is, lol)
4) Why are there stagnant multi-color bubbles in my pool!?! ... Is said merman passing gas...er... *making* those quimby bubbles in my pool? Lol...or did someone pour Calgon or Mr. Bubble in my pool? lol Or are they *not* bubbles at all since they just sit there, never popping...and somehow eggs from my Easter tree w bird's nest got into my pool?
5) Essence of WHAT!?! ... A *new* essence to go along with our Mythic Essence, Lumin Essence and Enchanter's Essence? ... Dare I even ask, is it Merman Quimby-Bubble Essence??? LOL
And finally . . .
6) What does ANY of the above have to do with HALLOWEEN!?!?! LOL!

ETA:
7) ...and wherrrrrrre is my dang 2-person dragon COSTUME!?! I want it!!! lol
Agreed ,,and love it

meme1098
10-30-15, 11:16 AM
The
Actually, it's called an essence *pool*, not pond...which leads me to a few questions, lol:
1) Why is my pool so TINY!?! ...Who's suppose to swim in that thing, teeny tiny faeries?
2) Why are there fish in my POOL!?! ... Is my pool boy being slack again at his job of keeping my queendom pools clean so *I* can swim in em? Maybe he needs some time on 1 of the pillory platforms again, lol.
3) Why are there mermaid scales in my pool!?! ...Is a merman lurking in there somewhere? (Please say there is, lol)
4) Why are there stagnant multi-color bubbles in my pool!?! ... Is said merman passing gas...er... *making* those quimby bubbles in my pool? Lol...or did someone pour Calgon or Mr. Bubble in my pool? lol Or are they *not* bubbles at all since they just sit there, never popping...and somehow eggs from my Easter tree w bird's nest got into my pool?
5) Essence of WHAT!?! ... A *new* essence to go along with our Mythic Essence, Lumin Essence and Enchanter's Essence? ... Dare I even ask, is it Merman Quimby-Bubble Essence??? LOL
And finally . . .
6) What does ANY of the above have to do with HALLOWEEN!?!?! LOL!

ETA:
7) ...and wherrrrrrre is my dang 2-person dragon COSTUME!?! I want it!!! lol


LMAOSHMSFOIDMT
(Laughing my a$$ off so hard my sombrero fell off & I dropped my taco.)

Still waiting on the dragon costume too.

BTW...my collection from the "essence" pool netted me 1 bucket of water....wth????

katbtodd
10-30-15, 11:44 AM
The


LMAOSHMSFOIDMT
(Laughing my a$$ off so hard my sombrero fell off & I dropped my taco.)

Still waiting on the dragon costume too.

BTW...my collection from the "essence" pool netted me 1 bucket of water....wth????

That's it,, all I got too

mreames
10-30-15, 12:03 PM
I think this surely has to be a mistake. If not, it will definitely go permanently into storage and I will reconsider participating in any future long events. I also don't think it could appease me to make it drop flower petals, glimmer dust or any of the other small things that are super easy to get. having said that.... I still believe it has to be a mistake when it has a 12-hour timer and only drops 1, not even 2, water. Either a mistake or it doesn't get triggered until the event is over.
Crossing fingers while waiting for S8 response to SW. LOL


That's it,, all I got too

ktorewqas
10-30-15, 12:17 PM
I think this surely has to be a mistake. If not, it will definitely go permanently into storage and I will reconsider participating in any future long events. I also don't think it could appease me to make it drop flower petals, glimmer dust or any of the other small things that are super easy to get. having said that.... I still believe it has to be a mistake when it has a 12-hour timer and only drops 1, not even 2, water. Either a mistake or it doesn't get triggered until the event is over.
Crossing fingers while waiting for S8 response to SW. LOLhope the essences will dropped/popped from the pool lol

newzealander
10-30-15, 12:19 PM
On a positive note, the Wizard School is on sale for 140 gems. That's a great deal. If I didn't already have two, I would definitely grab that deal.

EsmeW2
10-30-15, 12:24 PM
There MUST be something more to come with the pool. Surely S8 haven't played their last trick on us for this event yet.

I've got 2 games, so 2 pools. The first one dropped a fish and a water, and the second one just a water. Tell me I didn't chop my lovely green kingdoms bare or plaster them over with buildings so that they looked like massive housing estates for this!

BahSunFarms
10-30-15, 12:35 PM
I just got my essence pool...one day before Halloween! Woohoo! Thanks again TL!
My fingers are crossed that it will eventually drop lumin essence.

xanethi
10-30-15, 12:37 PM
Crafting my pudding 55 now so Will be there soon

greediron
10-30-15, 01:03 PM
Effort has been relatively proportional to reward with a lot of the seasonal events in the past (cauldron, bountiful table in particular), so this is an extreme let down. We would have been better off not doing this event, and using less resources than half a dozen cottages to build ourselves a single wishing well - ONE well is a better resource than this 'prize'. And takes less room. And drops double the water bounty. And is available for collection every five minutes, not every 12 hours. That's 144 well collections for every one collection from this 'prize'! Happy Halloween from S8, everyone.

For all those hoping for the treat, I think we just got the trick.

Wonkaland99
10-30-15, 01:05 PM
On a positive note, the Wizard School is on sale for 140 gems. That's a great deal. If I didn't already have two, I would definitely grab that deal.

Yes, definitely going for my second school. I was thinking about paying full price for it before this event, but decided to wait and see if I needed to save my gems for something new.
I missed out on getting the mermaid pond cheaper a few weeks ago, so no hesitation.

greediron
10-30-15, 01:06 PM
well i have no place for 25 farmhouses (sigh) and anyway, it is not the first time i won't be able to finish the goal :D
besides after reading some post about the pond drop, even if the pond is cute, i'm not sure it is worth the time :D
i rather spend the time on dragon story current tales event, more do-able, which means my priority for the moment :D

thx for your encouragement :) anyway
Forget the pond, I am trying to max out my dessert collection. with 12 or so farmhouses, I am rolling in gummy worms and cookies. kitchens going no stop on the dirt pudding.

vickyville14
10-30-15, 01:39 PM
I need a way to get more cookies; I have an imbalance. I must miss Old Thomas's House once in a while :(

Bummer about the limit on the Wizard School; I bought my 2 at full price.

sophiensissi
10-30-15, 02:01 PM
Thank you Team Lava! I finished the goal with time to spare. Really appreciate the update!

Boud101
10-30-15, 02:13 PM
one that note thank you so much S8 for the essence pond!!!!

aroara
10-30-15, 02:41 PM
Actually, it's called an essence *pool*, not pond...which leads me to a few questions, lol:
1) Why is my pool so TINY!?! ...Who's suppose to swim in that thing, teeny tiny faeries?
2) Why are there fish in my POOL!?! ... Is my pool boy being slack again at his job of keeping my queendom pools clean so *I* can swim in em? Maybe he needs some time on 1 of the pillory platforms again, lol.
3) Why are there mermaid scales in my pool!?! ...Is a merman lurking in there somewhere? (Please say there is, lol)
4) Why are there stagnant multi-color bubbles in my pool!?! ... Is said merman passing gas...er... *making* those quimby bubbles in my pool? Lol...or did someone pour Calgon or Mr. Bubble in my pool? lol Or are they *not* bubbles at all since they just sit there, never popping...and somehow eggs from my Easter tree w bird's nest got into my pool?
5) Essence of WHAT!?! ... A *new* essence to go along with our Mythic Essence, Lumin Essence and Enchanter's Essence? ... Dare I even ask, is it Merman Quimby-Bubble Essence??? LOL
And finally . . .
6) What does ANY of the above have to do with HALLOWEEN!?!?! LOL!

ETA:
7) ...and wherrrrrrre is my dang 2-person dragon COSTUME!?! I want it!!! lol



Omg this truely made my day. Very very funny!!!

warwicktown
10-30-15, 02:57 PM
Actually, it's called an essence *pool*, not pond...which leads me to a few questions, lol:
1) Why is my pool so TINY!?! ...Who's suppose to swim in that thing, teeny tiny faeries?
2) Why are there fish in my POOL!?! ... Is my pool boy being slack again at his job of keeping my queendom pools clean so *I* can swim in em? Maybe he needs some time on 1 of the pillory platforms again, lol.
3) Why are there mermaid scales in my pool!?! ...Is a merman lurking in there somewhere? (Please say there is, lol)
4) Why are there stagnant multi-color bubbles in my pool!?! ... Is said merman passing gas...er... *making* those quimby bubbles in my pool? Lol...or did someone pour Calgon or Mr. Bubble in my pool? lol Or are they *not* bubbles at all since they just sit there, never popping...and somehow eggs from my Easter tree w bird's nest got into my pool?
5) Essence of WHAT!?! ... A *new* essence to go along with our Mythic Essence, Lumin Essence and Enchanter's Essence? ... Dare I even ask, is it Merman Quimby-Bubble Essence??? LOL
And finally . . .
6) What does ANY of the above have to do with HALLOWEEN!?!?! LOL!

ETA:
7) ...and wherrrrrrre is my dang 2-person dragon COSTUME!?! I want it!!! lol

This cracked me up, best part of the event!

OnlyOneRamoth
10-30-15, 04:22 PM
No response from s8 SW? It is Friday and their business day is almost over....

brendaisme
10-30-15, 05:10 PM
And just like that, from 33 puddings to 55. I imagine this will help a lot, but sucks for those who used a lot of gems to speed through the collections. It's really feast or famine with Storm8, isn't it?

I'm with ya. I spent hundreds of gems on this challenge because the challenge over Laror Day flamed out (I collected from the orphanage several times before it reverted) and I soent hundreds to recover. I figured I'd just have to burn up gems to finish this one and then just close up my level 50 castle.

I'd love a challenge where the reward was an expansion(s) permit!

jb7404
10-30-15, 05:22 PM
Water? Really Water? Water? No seriously Water? I mean Water? All that work and it was for a pond that gives Water? SMH, I am not very bright! I did it!

bac211
10-30-15, 05:39 PM
I've just checked my swampy pond 4 water 1 fish. Essence pool 1 water lol ;)

KatieA73
10-30-15, 06:03 PM
It's kind of too little too late. I have to work and can't check orphanage hourly and now I have to check farmhouses every 10 minutes? There was no way I was going to complete this challenge. Should have had more buildings dropping ingredients. I have 9 dirt puddings including the 5 from a completed task. I 0refuse to spend gems.

midgetsocks
10-30-15, 06:33 PM
I agree, the essence pool that just drops water or fish or whatever else that ponds drop makes zero sense.
I feel there's an update on Oct 31st. Will be surprised if there isn't.
There was an update last weekend, but I can't recall if it was on their Saturday or their Sunday.

I'm waiting on collect from it at all until I get a pop-up with something new happening:cool: because I definitely don't need it for water.

But I'm confused over whether or not I should keep making puddings? I have one extra for souvenir. I'm so in the dark with this update. I think a lot of us are much more in the dark than usual!

CharmOfLea
10-30-15, 08:21 PM
Waited 12h. Got 1 water + 1 scale. OK, so that's a CS pond, what would characterize a CS pool of some sort of essense? TBD. I was thinking a new unique drop. See, all that essence stuff already drops from the cauldron, therefore I didn't expect it from the pool.
I stay hopeful for new drops in the future, if not, essentially it's always gonna be same old same old. Please develop the story further, dear developers, that's for what most of us are here. Besides the pretty animated graphics, oh, yeah, these are of the old developers.
I sometimes wonder, whether the original CS makers wander around the forum in disguise and observe their work's fate. I'd say they loved what they created, thus I won't be surprised if they'd check in on it.

mreames
10-30-15, 10:11 PM
A lot of people didn't get the cauldron (including me) and the cauldron drops a lot more than essences. What would make more sense to drop from something with the name essence in it???


Waited 12h. Got 1 water + 1 scale. OK, so that's a CS pond, what would characterize a CS pool of some sort of essense? TBD. I was thinking a new unique drop. See, all that essence stuff already drops from the cauldron, therefore I didn't expect it from the pool.
I stay hopeful for new drops in the future, if not, essentially it's always gonna be same old same old. Please develop the story further, dear developers, that's for what most of us are here. Besides the pretty animated graphics, oh, yeah, these are of the old developers.
I sometimes wonder, whether the original CS makers wander around the forum in disguise and observe their work's fate. I'd say they loved what they created, thus I won't be surprised if they'd check in on it.

SpiritWind00
10-30-15, 10:18 PM
No response from s8 SW? It is Friday and their business day is almost over....

No, sorry! :( no news yet...

OnlyOneRamoth
10-30-15, 10:21 PM
No, sorry! :( no news yet...

Thank you SW!

0neSilver
10-31-15, 12:34 AM
Just waiting to see what the next step will be..........

anurulz
10-31-15, 12:57 AM
Thanx SW for asking abt the drops..

cavegirl1
10-31-15, 01:08 AM
Actually, it's called an essence *pool*, not pond...which leads me to a few questions, lol:
1) Why is my pool so TINY!?! ...Who's suppose to swim in that thing, teeny tiny faeries?
2) Why are there fish in my POOL!?! ... Is my pool boy being slack again at his job of keeping my queendom pools clean so *I* can swim in em? Maybe he needs some time on 1 of the pillory platforms again, lol.
3) Why are there mermaid scales in my pool!?! ...Is a merman lurking in there somewhere? (Please say there is, lol)
4) Why are there stagnant multi-color bubbles in my pool!?! ... Is said merman passing gas...er... *making* those quimby bubbles in my pool? Lol...or did someone pour Calgon or Mr. Bubble in my pool? lol Or are they *not* bubbles at all since they just sit there, never popping...and somehow eggs from my Easter tree w bird's nest got into my pool?
5) Essence of WHAT!?! ... A *new* essence to go along with our Mythic Essence, Lumin Essence and Enchanter's Essence? ... Dare I even ask, is it Merman Quimby-Bubble Essence??? LOL
And finally . . .
6) What does ANY of the above have to do with HALLOWEEN!?!?! LOL!

ETA:
7) ...and wherrrrrrre is my dang 2-person dragon COSTUME!?! I want it!!! lol


The event was worth it just for this post ! Love it!

potatoKida
10-31-15, 01:11 AM
What's this cauldron everyone's talking about?!

l03z
10-31-15, 02:08 AM
What's this cauldron everyone's talking about?!

I was wondering the same thing!

And did anyone try to turn the essence pool around to see what the different drops are? It should drop different things, depending on how you place it.

katbtodd
10-31-15, 02:16 AM
25522
What's this cauldron everyone's talking about?!

It was one of the prizes last year, Halloween event

katbtodd
10-31-15, 02:18 AM
25523
I was wondering the same thing!

And did anyone try to turn the essence pool around to see what the different drops are? It should drop different things, depending on how you place it.

One of the prizes from last year Halloween event ,the rest are in the market to buy

anissada
10-31-15, 02:21 AM
fyi, heard it by the grapevine..


Hi everyone,

We will be performing maintenance on ALL games on Sunday, November 1st. Maintenance will begin at 1:55 AM PST and is expected to last just a bit over 2 hours. Once maintenance is complete, all games will return online around 3:20 AM PDT.

Please note that you will not be able to access your games during this downtime. Thank you for your patience!

alexsjusa
10-31-15, 03:05 AM
I was wondering the same thing!

And did anyone try to turn the essence pool around to see what the different drops are? It should drop different things, depending on how you place it.

It's the witch's cauldron from last year! It drops many things from the potion shop as well as Ivy's hot Sauce! That new pond only dropped water for me! Why would the way it's positioned matter?

tigarlilyvol
10-31-15, 03:21 AM
I think someone just mentioned that it would be great if it would drop different things in different positions not that it does.

transberry
10-31-15, 05:11 AM
Went from 3 dirt pudding late Wednesday to over 45 now. I only get to check game 2-3 times per day, yesterday was once. Selling the farmhouses and buying cottages really helped. Along with the new drops.




Sadly I won't finish the orphanage only got enough spooky paper Wednesday and today only have 15 spooky fabric

Sure wish spooky fabric would drop one per hour no matter when you click, not everyone can be on every hour to collect
Same thing happened with reindeer thing couldn't collect enough Polaris in time

At level 50 this shouldn't be impossible to complete

Spent my gems on baron cat and the extra dart thing

l03z
10-31-15, 07:14 AM
It's the witch's cauldron from last year! It drops many things from the potion shop as well as Ivy's hot Sauce! That new pond only dropped water for me! Why would the way it's positioned matter?

I thought the drops would be different because the original thread said:"have you tried turning the pond around?!"
Apparently it just changes color...I was hoping for different drops, depending on the colors shown.

annieandcoco
10-31-15, 08:30 AM
I have been lurking for long time, and this forum is the only reason I could finish any goal as my work keeps me very busy and I only get to play at night most of work days.

I have been searching but it seems everybody is only concerned with making dirt puddings. How did you get 80 spooky fabric to upgrade Orphanage to level 5? Is clicking Orphange 80 times the only way? If so, it doesn't look like I am able to complete the goal as I still have 66 more to go :(. Please advise! Thanks

mreames
10-31-15, 08:40 AM
Hello neighbor. ;) now you know. ;)


All the goals that gave the 10 extra puddings each came before the visit 3 farmhouses goal. They required giving various supplies. Second post on this page specifies them. You may have given the supplies quickly and not realized it if there is no other goal in which case I would check your inventory, good luck!

*Edit...if this is not the case I just saw someone make a separate post about it missing so I would email customer support or ask the mods here if you think that is the case for you if you dont have the additional pudddings, Hope it is not a bug!

mreames
10-31-15, 08:41 AM
It's not a lot better because of the 12 hour timer but ivy's hut is the only other place for fabric.


I have been lurking for long time, and this forum is the only reason I could finish any goal as my work keeps me very busy and I only get to play at night most of work days.

I have been searching but it seems everybody is only concerned with making dirt puddings. How did you get 80 spooky fabric to upgrade Orphanage to level 5? Is clicking Orphange 80 times the only way? If so, it doesn't look like I am able to complete the goal as I still have 66 more to go :(. Please advise! Thanks

annieandcoco
10-31-15, 08:47 AM
Thanks! I will closely watch what everyone gets out of the pond before I decide if I want throw in more gems to speed up... This is a very tidious and costly goal!

annieandcoco
10-31-15, 08:48 AM
It's not a lot better because of the 12 hour timer but ivy's hut is the only other place for fabric.

Thanks! I didn't know that :). But you are right, it won't help much...

kellbell710
10-31-15, 10:20 AM
Used 100 gems to finish upgrading my orphanage to level 5 so I could start collecting the 3 cookies and 3 worms hourly from the orphanage needed for dirt pudding. Finished the 55 puddings and received my awesome essence pond. First Drop after 12 hour timer : 1 water. Yep, 1 water. What a prize!!!

coolssp
10-31-15, 10:25 AM
One water and one fish :rolleyes: really!!! But first two drops were just one water each, so improvement LOL

gilachaya
10-31-15, 10:29 AM
I am hoping the drops will change at 3:00 which is the update time for my area. Happy Halloween everyone!

coolssp
10-31-15, 10:29 AM
I have been lurking for long time, and this forum is the only reason I could finish any goal as my work keeps me very busy and I only get to play at night most of work days.

I have been searching but it seems everybody is only concerned with making dirt puddings. How did you get 80 spooky fabric to upgrade Orphanage to level 5? Is clicking Orphange 80 times the only way? If so, it doesn't look like I am able to complete the goal as I still have 66 more to go :(. Please advise! Thanks

Unfortunately from what I have seen, it's the only way, you can't make it in any workshop...

janddolphins
10-31-15, 10:30 AM
Hello neighbor. ;) now you know. ;)

Not sure if this quote was meant for me. If so what do I know now as I was giving information lol

twinkletoes12348
10-31-15, 10:30 AM
I am hoping the drops will change at 3:00 which is the update time for my area. Happy Halloween everyone!

Happy Halloween to you, too!

janddolphins
10-31-15, 10:33 AM
Thanks! I will closely watch what everyone gets out of the pond before I decide if I want throw in more gems to speed up... This is a very tidious and costly goal!

Right now it is just water or fish, but there is a chance that the real drops wont show up until the even is over, in which case it usually costs quite a bit of gems to complete an unfinished event. I am hoping for something to happen tonight as I thought there was mention of an update on Halloween itself. Best of luck to you finishing the event!

parlski
10-31-15, 10:47 AM
I've managed to get the essence pond and named it Amelia or Amy for short (if you get the reference, you're cool in my book)
however, I can still make puddings. is there a need for this,or is this for the collectors to stock up? is anyone else making them like crazy?
sorry if this has been asked already.

BahSunFarms
10-31-15, 11:03 AM
I'd never heard of the cauldron before this thread but now I really, really want that cauldron. LOLOL

transberry
10-31-15, 11:08 AM
Used 100 gems to finish upgrading my orphanage to level 5 so I could start collecting the cookies and worms needed for dirt pudding. Finished the 55 puddings and received my awesome essence pond. First Drop after 12 hour timer : 1 water. Yep, 1 water. What a prize!!!

I've been collecting worms cookies for days have over 40 now since selling farmhouses to buy cottages but now farmhouses drop cookies and worms

And I only got to level 4 orphanage Thursday you don't need to be level 5 to make dirt pudding



A side note my cauldron is missing or very well hidden from myself

Destiel0918
10-31-15, 11:50 AM
Give them away! you will get the final reward. And while this is not over yet...for some reason I can STILL craft dirt puddings for few days.

gilachaya
10-31-15, 12:12 PM
Happy Halloween to you, too!

Thank you Twinkletoes 😊

katbtodd
10-31-15, 12:31 PM
I am hoping the drops will change at 3:00 which is the update time for my area. Happy Halloween everyone!

Yes I was hoping some thing would happen today too at 3:00 but we were wrong, or hoping to much, to me it's got to be more then 1 water every 12 hours with the time and recourses we but in it trick or treat every body,

twinkletoes12348
10-31-15, 12:36 PM
Yes I was hoping some thing would happen today too at 3:00 but we were wrong, or hoping to much, to me it's got to be more then 1 water every 12 hours with the time and recourses we but in it trick or treat every body,

Come on now, let's be fair ... the essence pool also drops fish (sometimes). ;)


Seriously though, I was also hoping for more.

ShibuyaCloth
10-31-15, 12:43 PM
So far so good, drops are somewhat... limited...

http://www.portailsmm.com/cs/rsc/thumb701049.png_2v_31020.pngEssence Pool
Type: Decoration
Source: Event
Size: 2x2
Drops: Water, Fish,Mermaid Scales
Timer: 12.0 hours

kellbell710
10-31-15, 12:44 PM
I've been collecting worms cookies for days have over 40 now since selling farmhouses to buy cottages but now farmhouses drop cookies and worms

And I only got to level 4 orphanage Thursday you don't need to be level 5 to make dirt pudding



A side note my cauldron is missing or very well hidden from myself

Yes, you are right but I only had 30 pieces of fabric at the time and 80 pieces seemed like it would take forever. The orphanage once updated to level 5 drops 3 cookies and 3 worms every hour. I don't mind that I spent the gems. I did, however think this fancy essence pond would drop something better than a single water. So far the regular pond is better. It gives me 2 waters LOL :D

kellbell710
10-31-15, 12:51 PM
one water and one fish :rolleyes: Really!!! But first two drops were just one water each, so improvement lol

lol!!!

sircatalot
10-31-15, 01:08 PM
I've managed to get the essence pond and named it Amelia or Amy for short (if you get the reference, you're cool in my book)
however, I can still make puddings. is there a need for this,or is this for the collectors to stock up? is anyone else making them like crazy?
sorry if this has been asked already.
Pond, Amelia Pond...my favorite companion. So wish this new Dr would vanish and the old one return!

PinkEquinox
10-31-15, 01:47 PM
The girl who waited... seems fitting since we are all anxiously waiting to see what it drops lol

seisurreal
10-31-15, 05:50 PM
★ hi ★ after getting the pond, do we still still require to collect more gummies, cookies n dirt puddings? or ignore it? ★ :p

danzplace
10-31-15, 06:08 PM
Whovians unite!

vednir
10-31-15, 07:00 PM
This is the event where S8 jumped the shark.

danzplace
10-31-15, 07:22 PM
Wearing a life vest...

joss1323
10-31-15, 08:39 PM
Ok, storm8, this is an awesome game but I feel like your not really taking development very seriously. All that work for the trick or treat goal and the BEAUTIFUL essence pond gives nothing more than any other water feature. Before it was the stupid cabbage hut or whatever and goals for really cute but completely useless pets in a game where space is limited. As pretty as the pond is, do I think it was worth all the resources that had to be put into it, ABSOLUTELY NOT. Last year we got the cauldron and it is freaking awesome, so pardon me but I feel like you really friggin blew the big one on this and I really hope you change it. 10 waters even would have made it worth it. Super disappointed in you...And that's my rant.

🎃Happy Halloween!!🎃

CharmOfLea
10-31-15, 10:28 PM
A lot of people didn't get the cauldron (including me) and the cauldron drops a lot more than essences. What would make more sense to drop from something with the name essence in it???

Sure it would, but that's not the logic I went by. It seems after the cauldron and bountiful table, for about a year now the special event prizes do not drop high energy items. With that I mean items which are equivalent to a high number of energy. Haven't calculated the amount of energy that goes into a Sweet Feast, not to mention the time, u get the idea.
Following that trend, I just didn't expect essence drops from the pool. It seems S8 moved away from such prizes. At least a new drop would have been exciting.

rosepetals192
10-31-15, 10:56 PM
I completed my dirt pudding goal 2 days but i never got my essence pool who do i talk to about that?

stargaze91
10-31-15, 11:31 PM
I completed my dirt pudding goal 2 days but i never got my essence pool who do i talk to about that?

did you check your inventory?

Haflaxus
11-01-15, 03:38 AM
One water and one fish :rolleyes: really!!! But first two drops were just one water each, so improvement LOL

Mine is exactly the same. Only 1 water at the first two drops. 1 fish and 1 water at the next two drops. Is it just a coincidence? Will something wonderful happen, like types and qualtity increasing after 2 drops each or something like that?

Silverblade2015
11-01-15, 03:56 AM
I got 100 gems from the pond!!!!!

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Oh wait, that was in my dream last night.

Nevermind. I also get only water from the pond. What a great reward after one month of effort...

weebod1
11-01-15, 04:17 AM
Ok, storm8, this is an awesome game but I feel like your not really taking development very seriously. All that work for the trick or treat goal and the BEAUTIFUL essence pond gives nothing more than any other water feature. Before it was the stupid cabbage hut or whatever and goals for really cute but completely useless pets in a game where space is limited. As pretty as the pond is, do I think it was worth all the resources that had to be put into it, ABSOLUTELY NOT. Last year we got the cauldron and it is freaking awesome, so pardon me but I feel like you really friggin blew the big one on this and I really hope you change it. 10 waters even would have made it worth it. Super disappointed in you...And that's my rant.

Happy Halloween!!

It would have been better if it dropped more essential stuff... Still struggling to get spooky material.
I'm STILL disappointed in S8 and how they run updates and the gifts you receive... Poor show.
Been playing this game for years and they need to just let us progress to the glass case at the edge of the trees... Allow our young rulers to be crowned King or Queen, ditch the greedy Baron and be done.
That's where it's leading after all!

katbtodd
11-01-15, 04:19 AM
I got 100 gems from the pond!!!!!

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Oh wait, that was in my dream last night.

Nevermind. I also get only water from the pond. What a great reward after one month of effort...
Oh my god!!!you had me for a second!!!,

anurulz
11-01-15, 05:21 AM
I got 100 gems from the pond!!!!!

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Oh wait, that was in my dream last night.

Nevermind. I also get only water from the pond. What a great reward after one month of effort...

I actually took this seriously for half a second..

ashoxo
11-01-15, 06:51 AM
I also didn't get the caldron last year - I was never able to collect enough materials to finish the Haunted Hall - I much would've preferred a second chance to win the cauldron over this re-marketed pond or getting a second glimmerbat habitat that takes up so much space. Why would they repeat giving us a glimmerbat habitat but not the cauldron or at least a new, cool *halloween* themed prize? I fully expect the Orphanage to give nothing but coins like the Faerie Bulb, items usually give the same or less after events, not more. I loved this game but I don't like where this path is continuously heading; especially with the embarrassing amount of gems I've bought over the *years* in order to keep playing some of the more outrageous goals and just keep playing in general... ie support the game and it's developers...They upset me during the Ridiculous horse arena when a glitch gave me nothing but coins before the event was over thus I couldn't finish that and S8 gave me zero replies or support and now just more tedious tasks for disappointing prizes? Too many tricks and not enough worthy treats lately.......

danzplace
11-01-15, 07:38 AM
For me,bathe haunted house gives nothing but coins. I don't even collect from it but I like the way it looks.

katbtodd
11-01-15, 07:43 AM
Thinking a lot here, 12 hour timer and it looks like eggs may be after so many taps the eggs will hatch who knows, it may be the gold giving dragon they have in the list for us to vote on ,, and it's dream on right

riverly
11-01-15, 09:33 AM
Boo Boo Hiss Hiss is the way I feel about this trick or treat fiasco so far. I hope I will be pleasantly surprised later on.

stargaze91
11-01-15, 09:51 AM
A creepily funny looking orphanage in my neighbor's kingdom :rolleyes:

carebear8724
11-01-15, 10:17 AM
I am really disappointed with this challenge. First 60 spooky paper, then 55 dirt pudding and then 80 SPOOKY FABRIC!!!! Not to mention the resource draining pet challenge in which I had everything but 2 mysterious venom which are supposed to come from manticores yet they never seemed to give me any until 10 minutes after the challenge was over and the same story with truffles. Then you guys decide to do a system update last night taking even more time from this rediculousy time and recourse consuming challenge. I have spent over 100 gems trying to finish this challenge in time thinking that the reward must be amazing. When I checked the forums yesterday I figured the pond that only drops water must be a glitch that you guys were going to fix last night, considering you took 2 precious hours of playing time away from us. Apparently that is not the case.

ktorewqas
11-01-15, 10:41 AM
A creepily funny looking orphananage in my neighbor's kingdom :rolleyes: hahaha, really spooky, beheaded but very much alive cows. Curious about the yellow cows, never seen yellow before lol

anthony0221
11-01-15, 11:03 AM
YES the farm house gives both

gilm0regirl
11-01-15, 11:16 AM
Having built another 5 farmhouses, I'm going all out to complete. Fingers crossed... Seems like a tight deadline tho - I'd have to agree with what others have said on this thread!

mymummy789
11-01-15, 11:30 AM
I am really disappointed with this challenge. First 60 spooky paper, then 55 dirt pudding and then 80 SPOOKY FABRIC!!!! Not to mention the resource draining pet challenge in which I had everything but 2 mysterious venom which are supposed to come from manticores yet they never seemed to give me any until 10 minutes after the challenge was over and the same story with truffles. Then you guys decide to do a system update last night taking even more time from this rediculousy time and recourse consuming challenge. I have spent over 100 gems trying to finish this challenge in time thinking that the reward must be amazing. When I checked the forums yesterday I figured the pond that only drops water must be a glitch that you guys were going to fix last night, considering you took 2 precious hours of playing time away from us. Apparently that is not the case.

I have to agree. Considering the huge amount of effort we have had to put in the final prize is a major disappointment. I really don't care that it changes colour on turning, but I do expect it to give more than water.

The last few non-story related quests have not been impressive. I am reaching the point where I may just ignore them and stick to the story. They may also be tedious but at least they are not timed.

weka8
11-01-15, 12:32 PM
Half a day for collection and it gives water and fish???

So we've given s8 treats and now they have done a trick.

So pleased I resisted giving gems. I'd be feeling pretty ripped off right now this had. If this was in RL I can think of a couple of pieces of legislation that this would contravene.

camber16
11-01-15, 01:56 PM
After a tough few weeks with home and work, Ive finally crafted my last Hearty Feast to upgrade the Orphanage to Level 2. I think I deserve a Whhhhooooohhhhoooooooo helicopter dance round my front room. But out of despair comes happiness, I need my HF for the Glimmergate quest. So, THANKS S8 *grins hysterically and opens Pinot*
Now to crack on with making number 41/50 grooming mitt.

zaccy678
11-01-15, 02:45 PM
Managed to finish all my dirt puddings without building any farmhouses, as I was determined not to destroy the 32 cottages I'd just built...

Man, that is a small 'pool'...

Had to stick pink rainbows everywhere to cheer myself up.

luke1100
11-01-15, 02:56 PM
Well with 22hrs to go and still 47 spooky fabrics to get, me does think that the orphanage will become yet another unfinished useless building and a complete waste of space! Happy pigging Halloween!!!!

Clark_Wayne
11-01-15, 03:04 PM
44 puddings ! finally i will have the essence pond :) need only 3 cookies for the last pudding : got them in 10 min with my 3 farmhouses :)

mreames
11-01-15, 03:09 PM
Hoping you meant 54 not 44 unless I'm missing something.


44 puddings ! finally i will have the essence pond :) need only 3 cookies for the last pudding : got them in 10 min with my 3 farmhouses :)

DeeDeeBird70
11-01-15, 03:38 PM
I'm sure the timing of the maintenance was set by the fact that California switched from Pacific Daylight Time to Pacific Standard Time. Clocks were set back an hour at 2:00 am early this morning. I could see it causing problems if games were active at that time.

The update last Thursday enabled me to achieve the pretty but useless essence pond. It's pinkish version is now sitting in my Valentine corner for now. The semi hoarder in me collected 12 extra puddings and a 99 max of gummy worms and cookies before restoring my layout.

I chose to keep my orphanage at Level 3. It's school like looks will fit in year round.

And just a note to all who lost supplies in a failed attempt to get one or both of the Baron's pets. Don't give anything until you're sure to have everything. And for requests for more than the max of 99, make sure you have the time and potential to get the remainder.

katzchihuahua
11-01-15, 04:24 PM
I'm so happy I was able to finish this quest. The pond is cute and fits in my fairy corner.

KimbaTheLion
11-01-15, 05:47 PM
As I said GLAD I did not waste gems... The only bad thing I did was sell farmhouses to make Cottages, go figure...
ALL for a dumb pond... Sorry I was looking forward to a Witches Cauldron or similar pay out for the amount of work I was put through...
I was at 30 something puddings BEFORE the gifts. Got to 55 ALMOST instantly with the gifts... STILL no excuse for just a water and fish pond...

CLOVERKAITO
11-01-15, 05:51 PM
I got 30 souvenir puddings and I think that's good enough now lol

janddolphins
11-01-15, 05:53 PM
The way this event has been run, it would not surprise me if there is a trick and suddenly either tomorrow or thursday's update it starts to give some awesome drops. I do wish we would have hints though, even if not telling us what the drops were. I agree with others this quest seemed more like a chore than game, and being sick I have been sleeping a lot so the hourly collecting was not easy just as it is not easy for others for various reasons.

That being said my take on the event: I am glad I finished it regardless of prize because I am that type of person
Communication was terribly poor as many said, and I went on hopes only not to gem through and wait to see if better drops came along (knowing I could choose last day or two to gem a lot but also resigning to potentially not finishing)

I hope to see positive changes moving forward as I have been saving for an itunes card on the off chance the love shack comes back *cough cough*
And I still hope to see Chanukah and other cultural items during holiday event as this game is played by people from all sorts of backgrounds.

And lastly I still don't get the orphanage or how this has tied into anything so hope that storyline continues to make sense for us and also have the chance to change the appearance of the building!!!!! lol

rst345
11-01-15, 08:55 PM
Not sure how but I finished this one. AND a weird pond that drops water??? I know a lot you were annoyed with the re-issue of the glimmerbat. Having missed all the great stuff from Halloween last year because I was just starting to play I would be thrilled with re-issue. After a month of tedious play I have a pond & an orphanage that are both going to be stored. Foolish me is hoping for a something wonderful surprise. LOL

qunadrock
11-01-15, 09:19 PM
To find out the pond drops the same things as regular ponds is the most insulting annoying thing I ever seen in these games. I knew I was rushing to get a pond, but I thought the drops would at least be something a little bit more rare!!!!! I'm so done, DONE! I spent a lot of gems to catch up since I was behind from being out of range to play. So done.

qunadrock
11-01-15, 09:20 PM
So agree with you Kimbathe Lion, a pond? Normal drops? Really? Lame.