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patayita
12-10-15, 02:30 PM
Restaurant Story 2: A Cooking Carol
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rest...057747574?mt=8

Create the restaurant of your holiday dreams in Restaurant Story 2: A Cooking Carol! It’s a magical new cooking adventure with holiday customers, ‘tis the seasonal ingredients, heart-warming recipes, and winter wonderland decorations! Cook up delicious dishes and design the perfect dining experience!

Bells will be ringing as reindeers and snowmen delight to dine at your restaurant this holiday season! Serve up savories and sweets to your charming customers, set sail on a romantic Winter Wonderland Catering Cruise, and bake beautiful cookies for Santa himself!

Santa and Reindeer are animated!

http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y416/kookypanda99/e50bc67a-d56e-4e08-a1b8-22c883761a1a_zpsjkfsszj2.jpg (http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/kookypanda99/media/e50bc67a-d56e-4e08-a1b8-22c883761a1a_zpsjkfsszj2.jpg.html)


Quest: Happy Holidays! (2 steps)
Step 1:
Have 1 North Pole Sign
Unlock Shortening (1)
Collect Snowflakes (1)
Rewards: 1,000 coins, 10 XP

Step 2:
Collect Snowflakes (5)
Serve Cheesecake (2)
Make Holiday Cheer (1)
Rewards: 2,000 coins, 20 XP

Cookies and Carols (7 steps)
Step 1:
Serve Spaghetti and Meatballs (3)
Collect Shortening (2)
Learn Gingerbread Cookies
Rewards: Sugar +5

Step 2:
Serve Potato Soup (1)
Collect Molasses (3)
Learn Snickerdoodle Santas
Rewards: Molasses +10

Step 3:
Serve French Dip (2)
Collect Snowflakes (10)
Master Gingerbread Cookies to Star Level 1
Rewards: Sugar +5

Step 4:
Serve Stew (1)
Master Snickerdoodle Santas to Star Level 1
Master Gingerbread Cookies to Star Level 2
Rewards: Shortening +10

Step 5:
Unlock Holiday Horse Wall Style
Unlock Happy Holiday Floor Style
Serve Chicken Broccoli Casserole (1)

Step 6:
Serve Carrot Cake (2)
Make Holiday Cheer (4)
Master Snickerdoodle Santas to Star Level 2
Rewards: Sugar +10

Step 7:
Master Gingerbread Cookies to Star Level 3
Master Snickerdoodle Santas to Star Level 3
Rewards: Christmas Fireplace (300 gems)

A Tale of Two Presents (7 steps)
Step 1:
Serve Apple Pie (1)
Collect Molasses (1)
Learn Fruitcake
Rewards: Apple +10

Step 2:
Make Holiday Cheer (1)
Collect Holiday Ham (3)
Learn Baked Ham
Rewards: Apple +10

Step 3:
Collect Snowflakes (20)
Serve Gingerbread Cookies (2)
Master Fruitcake to Star Level 1
Rewards: Molasses +10

Step 4:
Serve Baked Potato (2)
Serve Snickerdoodle Santas (2)
Master Baked Ham to Star Level 1

Step 5:
Serve Stuffed Mushrooms (2)
Serve Potato Soup (2)
Master Fruitcake to Star Level 2
Rewards: Sugar +5

Step 6:
Serve Pepperoni Pizza (1)
Serve Lobster Thermidor (1)
Master Baked Ham to Star Level 2

Step 7:
Master Fruitcake to Star Level 3
Master Baked Ham to Star Level 3
Rewards: Snowball Cookies

Master:
Snickerdoodle Santas: 3, 8, 12
Gingerbread Cookies: 3, 8, 12
Fruitcake: 6, 9, 19
Baked Ham: 8, 12, 24

patayita
12-10-15, 02:30 PM
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Step 1:
Have 1 North Pole Sign
Unlock Shortening (1)
Collect Snowflakes (1)
Rewards: 1,000 coins, 10 XP

Step 2:
Collect Snowflakes (5)
Serve Cheesecake (2)
Make Holiday Cheer (1)
Rewards: 2,000 coins, 20 XP

mamareader02
12-10-15, 02:35 PM
Umm...the new item you must buy isn't in shop...and level 1000 to unlock shortening?!fix please

beckycarter
12-10-15, 02:40 PM
Cooking Up Cheer!
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Jynxter
12-10-15, 02:42 PM
Umm...the new item you must buy isn't in shop...and level 1000 to unlock shortening?!fix please

I'm having the same problem.

gustafrog
12-10-15, 02:42 PM
Haha, well that will take a few years to reach level 1000! And no snowflakes yet from customers either... And im off to bed :( hopefully fixed tomorrow cause this cost one of the eleven days we get!

FrozenTurtle
12-10-15, 02:44 PM
Sorry about that! These should be available now :)

patayita
12-10-15, 02:45 PM
Umm...the new item you must buy isn't in shop...and level 1000 to unlock shortening?!fix please

It works for me now :)

beckycarter
12-10-15, 02:50 PM
Deck the Halls
Have 1 Red Nose Reindeer (125 gems)
Have 1 Santa's Workbench (50 gems)
Rewards: Santa's List (250 gems)
26750

cathyemilyamy
12-10-15, 02:53 PM
i have same problem too

goldsilvercoin
12-10-15, 03:04 PM
I don't see the shortening

beckycarter
12-10-15, 03:09 PM
Cookies and Carols (7 steps)
Step 1:
Serve Spaghetti and Meatballs (3)
Collect Shortening (2)
Learn Gingerbread Cookies
Rewards: Sugar +5

Step 2:
Serve Patato Soup (1)
Collect Molasses (3)
Learn Snickerdoodle Santas
Rewards: Molasses +10

beckycarter
12-10-15, 03:11 PM
A Tale of Two Presents (7 steps)
Step 1:
Serve Apple Pie (1)
Collect Molasses (1)
Learn Fruitcake
Rewards: Apple +10

goldsilvercoin
12-10-15, 03:12 PM
Found the shortening �� just had to restart the restaurant/device.

MysticOrchid
12-10-15, 03:17 PM
I am interested to see what the gem base items look like in-game. Has anyone bought them?

To bad the devs didn't make a cute Christmas tree....

phatzs
12-10-15, 03:29 PM
Well I guess I won't be doing the Santa goals as to not having enough gems. How do they expect new players to do the goals when the items that are required to be purchased cost so much. I refuse to spend actual money on something I will never ever be able to use in real life.

Beecause
12-10-15, 03:37 PM
Its really cute and everything is lovely but way to gem heavy!!!!

Otherthan the post we need to purchase, I only bought the snowflake tile for coins!

Almost everything is for gems. Not good!

MysticOrchid
12-10-15, 03:43 PM
Perhaps they could of did a reasonable bundle? :rolleyes:

beckycarter
12-10-15, 03:47 PM
Gingerbread Cookies
26752

beckycarter
12-10-15, 03:50 PM
Cookies and Carols (7 steps)
Step 2:
Serve Patato Soup (1)
Collect Molasses (3)
Learn Snickerdoodle Santas
Rewards: Molasses +10

beckycarter
12-10-15, 03:51 PM
Cookies and Carols (7 steps)
Step 3:
Serve French Dip (2)
Collect Snowflakes (10)
Master Gingerbread Cookies to Star Level 1
Rewards: Sugar +5

AlexKippy
12-10-15, 03:54 PM
Looks like a fun challenge for Christmas, I mean I was personally hoping for a new appliance or a cruise event as well. But I suppose that we can't have all three. Of course I love just doing these challenges in general and they have gotten soooooo much better since the St. Patty's day one last year. I also love that they are making the recipes that we get worth it too. Of course we don't know about this one yet but the That's No Moon Cake was definitely worth my time and energy. Doing good work Storm8!

tuffyjkitten
12-10-15, 03:55 PM
Well I guess I won't be doing the Santa goals as to not having enough gems. How do they expect new players to do the goals when the items that are required to be purchased cost so much. I refuse to spend actual money on something I will never ever be able to use in real life.

Same for me. Not spending gems on decor items, however cute they are.

beckycarter
12-10-15, 04:11 PM
Cookies and Carols (7 steps)
Step 4:
Serve Stew (1)
Master Snickerdoodle Santas to Star Level 1
Master Gingerbread Cookies to Star Level 2
Rewards: Shortening +10

beckycarter
12-10-15, 04:35 PM
Snickerdoodle Santas
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beckycarter
12-10-15, 04:36 PM
Fruitcake
26756

beckycarter
12-10-15, 04:37 PM
A Tale of Two Presents (7 steps)
Step 2:
Make Holiday Cheer (1)
Collect Holiday Ham (3)
Learn Baked Ham
Rewards: Apple +10

beckycarter
12-10-15, 05:12 PM
Master:
Snickerdoodle Santas: 3, 8, 12
Gingerbread Cookies: 3, 8, 12
Fruitcake: 6, 9, 19
Baked Ham: 8, 12, 24

adorablerican
12-10-15, 05:29 PM
Why only 11 days? Sucks for the new players!

MysticOrchid
12-10-15, 05:33 PM
The animated Santa's ride item, is it a wall item or no?

tuffyjkitten
12-10-15, 06:02 PM
I didnt get the Tale of Two Presents goal line but I dont have the commercial oven anyways so no big deal. I will content myself with the cookie goals. Waaaay too much meat needed with meatballs and French dip and stew though!

beckycarter
12-10-15, 06:10 PM
I didnt get the Tale of Two Presents goal line but I dont have the commercial oven anyways so no big deal. I will content myself with the cookie goals. Waaaay too much meat needed with meatballs and French dip and stew though!

You need to be on Level 37 and up.

beckycarter
12-10-15, 06:54 PM
A Tale of Two Presents (7 steps)
Step 3:
Collect Snowflakes (20)
Serve Gingerbread Cookies (2)
Master Fruitcake to Star Level 1
Rewards: Molasses +10

tuffyjkitten
12-10-15, 06:55 PM
You need to be on Level 37 and up.

Thanks. I'm only level 29. Figured it was a level thing since there's a cookie recipe I can't do until level 37 also.

beckycarter
12-10-15, 06:56 PM
Baked Ham
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beckycarter
12-10-15, 07:08 PM
Cookies and Carols (7 steps)
Step 5:
Unlock Holiday Horse Wall Style
Unlock Happy Holiday Floor Style
Serve Chicken Broccoli Casserole (1)

patayita
12-10-15, 08:26 PM
I'm confused. So the quest changes names? I've just woked up and I'm still on step 2, but all the steps that Becky posted don't have the same name? :confused:

beckycarter
12-10-15, 08:45 PM
I'm confused. So the quest changes names? I've just woked up and I'm still on step 2, but all the steps that Becky posted don't have the same name? :confused:
After you finish Happy Holidays! You will unclock 2 new quests

beckycarter
12-10-15, 08:48 PM
Cookies and Carols: step 1
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A Tale of Two Presents: step 1
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tuffyjkitten
12-10-15, 09:08 PM
Thanks for posting all the steps beckycarter! It's very helpful! :)

beckycarter
12-10-15, 09:18 PM
Cookies and Carols (7 steps)
Step 6:
Serve Carrot Cake (2)
Make Holiday Cheer (4)
Master Snickerdoodle Santas to Star Level 2
Rewards: Sugar +10

kimberly0822
12-10-15, 09:43 PM
Happy holidays....you can decorate if you spend a fortune in gems! Nice

catfoodie
12-10-15, 10:31 PM
Happy holidays....you can decorate if you spend a fortune in gems! Nice
I really hope we gonna get cruise event so we might get some of decor for completing it! But I agree it's cost a little too much, but I'm happy with fireplace and recipe, would be nice to get deer but oh well :>

beckycarter
12-10-15, 10:56 PM
I really hope we gonna get cruise event so we might get some of decor for completing it! But I agree it's cost a little too much, but I'm happy with fireplace and recipe, would be nice to get deer but oh well :>

I think after this quest, there will be a new cruise event about the Christmas.

beckycarter
12-10-15, 11:02 PM
Restaurant Story 2: A Cooking Carol
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/restaurant-story-2-cooking/id1057747574?mt=8

Create the restaurant of your holiday dreams in Restaurant Story 2: A Cooking Carol! It’s a magical new cooking adventure with holiday customers, ‘tis the seasonal ingredients, heart-warming recipes, and winter wonderland decorations! Cook up delicious dishes and design the perfect dining experience!

Bells will be ringing as reindeers and snowmen delight to dine at your restaurant this holiday season! Serve up savories and sweets to your charming customers, set sail on a romantic Winter Wonderland Catering Cruise, and bake beautiful cookies for Santa himself!

catfoodie
12-10-15, 11:40 PM
Restaurant Story 2: A Cooking Carol
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/restaurant-story-2-cooking/id1057747574?mt=8

Create the restaurant of your holiday dreams in Restaurant Story 2: A Cooking Carol! It’s a magical new cooking adventure with holiday customers, ‘tis the seasonal ingredients, heart-warming recipes, and winter wonderland decorations! Cook up delicious dishes and design the perfect dining experience!

Bells will be ringing as reindeers and snowmen delight to dine at your restaurant this holiday season! Serve up savories and sweets to your charming customers, set sail on a romantic Winter Wonderland Catering Cruise, and bake beautiful cookies for Santa himself!
Yay! That's exciting �� Pumped to see main prize as well as winter decor!

littledarc3
12-11-15, 12:03 AM
Why are the fireplaces differently priced? 50more gems for Christmas versus Hanakkuh. Is this a mistake or intended? Figured I would ask since there is SO much gem related decorations and could have totally happened.

Also, can we get an update on the first post with all the new quest steps?

beckycarter
12-11-15, 01:24 AM
Cookies and Carols (7 steps)
Step 7:
Master Gingerbread Cookies to Star Level 3
Master Snickerdoodle Santas to Star Level 3
Rewards: Christmas Fireplace (300 gems)

chrissydid
12-11-15, 03:48 AM
Do you have to be at a certain level for apples? I don't see them in my store. Thanks.

chrissydid
12-11-15, 04:05 AM
Ah, I just realized I won't be able to complete this as I am a lowly level 30 (or maybe even 29).

Please can anyone offer tips regarding the new holiday game version? I started with Halloween but due to an error was unable to earn my gems for completing the turkey cruise. I think maybe I should have dl the original sooner. How do you guys avoid things like that? Should I open both version/alternate which I play? Or should I stick to the holiday until the cruise starts and finishes then go back to the other right away? Thanks

26784 burrrr cold!

kusutmasai
12-11-15, 04:38 AM
To complete either quest in 11 days, this event is definitely not friendly towards players with low (store) stocking capacity and are actively working/studying/living :( A few of the ingredients just take HOURS to restock, and the mastery levels for the Fruitcake and Baked Ham are just too high right off the bat; Unless of course, we're already well stocked with plenty of Mastery Spices so we can focus on using sugar to create Holiday Cheers.

I already know I wont be able to complete them in time, but I'm just going to try and have fun with it anyway.

yugaxi
12-11-15, 04:55 AM
Is it just me or are customers asking for less water since this quest started? I'm finding it very difficult to get the 10 snowflakes needed to make holiday cheer even if I have the game constantly open.

Rynetory2
12-11-15, 05:03 AM
Is it just me or are customers asking for less water since this quest started? I'm finding it very difficult to get the 10 snowflakes needed to make holiday cheer even if I have the game constantly open.

I think it was slower when I first started game but it got better as I played a while longer. Try visiting a neighbour and see if it improves. :)

beckycarter
12-11-15, 06:04 AM
A Tale of Two Presents (7 steps)
Step 4:
Serve Baked Potato (2)
Serve Snickerdoodle Santas (2)
Master Baked Ham to Star Level 1

yugaxi
12-11-15, 06:08 AM
I think it was slower when I first started game but it got better as I played a while longer. Try visiting a neighbour and see if it improves. :)

My water seems to have picked up, thanks!

BBragg15
12-11-15, 06:11 AM
For this time of year this one might not be able to finish, one part I wouldn't be finishing since I don't have the fruit stand yet, getting closer but not in time for this quest. I won't be getting the reindeer or workbench neither so since wasting the gems I might consider to get if they had a tree.

Aerial123456
12-11-15, 06:36 AM
Apples are a regular item for sale in the fruit stand, not a holiday item. If you don't see them, you're probably not a high enough level for them.

Rynetory2
12-11-15, 06:55 AM
Ah, I just realized I won't be able to complete this as I am a lowly level 30 (or maybe even 29).

Please can anyone offer tips regarding the new holiday game version? I started with Halloween but due to an error was unable to earn my gems for completing the turkey cruise. I think maybe I should have dl the original sooner. How do you guys avoid things like that? Should I open both version/alternate which I play? Or should I stick to the holiday until the cruise starts and finishes then go back to the other right away? Thanks

26784 burrrr cold!

I would advise you to play using the latest version to avoid any complications. You need to be of level 37 to get the Tale of Two Presents goal series.

chrissydid
12-11-15, 08:14 AM
I would advise you to play using the latest version v1.7.9 to avoid any complications. You need to be of level 37 to get the Tale of Two Presents goal series.


So do you mean I should not play the Holiday version at all? My apps automatically update, so I assume my regular version is up to date, though looking at my update list, it doesn't look like it has updated recently...

Thanks!

phatzs
12-11-15, 09:34 AM
Restaurant Story 2: A Cooking Carol
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/restaurant-story-2-cooking/id1057747574?mt=8

Create the restaurant of your holiday dreams in Restaurant Story 2: A Cooking Carol! It?s a magical new cooking adventure with holiday customers, ?tis the seasonal ingredients, heart-warming recipes, and winter wonderland decorations! Cook up delicious dishes and design the perfect dining experience!

Bells will be ringing as reindeers and snowmen delight to dine at your restaurant this holiday season! Serve up savories and sweets to your charming customers, set sail on a romantic Winter Wonderland Catering Cruise, and bake beautiful cookies for Santa himself!

Do you have to download that version to do it, or will it be available on the regular version

rita6834
12-11-15, 11:41 AM
Is it just me or are customers asking for less water since this quest started? I'm finding it very difficult to get the 10 snowflakes needed to make holiday cheer even if I have the game constantly open.

Yes it's very difficult to get the snowflakes. I'm lucky to collect 5 when I enter. If this is a glitch please fix

chrissydid
12-11-15, 01:00 PM
Yes it's very difficult to get the snowflakes. I'm lucky to collect 5 when I enter. If this is a glitch please fix

Hmm. I'm not having this issue. They drop with water service and that seems the same for me personally. Hope it gets fixed for you!

beckycarter
12-11-15, 01:21 PM
Do you have to download that version to do it, or will it be available on the regular version

You can do it on the regular version.

beckycarter
12-11-15, 01:22 PM
A Tale of Two Presents (7 steps)
Step 5:
Serve Stuffed Mushrooms (2)
Serve Potato Soup (2)
Master Fruitcake to Star Level 2

beckycarter
12-11-15, 01:29 PM
Yes it's very difficult to get the snowflakes. I'm lucky to collect 5 when I enter. If this is a glitch please fix

Don't keep Online. Try to visit your neighbors or press the "home" button for a rest when you back to the game, you will find they need warter.

sushi0606
12-11-15, 02:07 PM
Will this thread be reorganized to have all the steps in order for each quest posted on the first page?
I find it difficult to bounce from page to page trying to remember where updated posts are.

kooky panda
12-11-15, 02:46 PM
Will this thread be reorganized to have all the steps in order for each quest posted on the first page?
I find it difficult to bounce from page to page trying to remember where updated posts are.

I am very busy at my real job today, but I will try to bring those photos down to post 1 this weekend, if the OP does not get to it.

tegaan3
12-11-15, 03:26 PM
I didn't get the option to upgrade to the winter version and there is no cruise event? confused!!

Rynetory2
12-11-15, 03:36 PM
So do you mean I should not play the Holiday version at all? My apps automatically update, so I assume my regular version is up to date, though looking at my update list, it doesn't look like it has updated recently...

Thanks!

I meant not to play on your Halloween version, continue with your Holiday version. :)

phatzs
12-11-15, 03:36 PM
Is the Christmas version to download the same as the deck the halls goal on the regular version?

Rynetory2
12-11-15, 03:39 PM
I didn't get the option to upgrade to the winter version and there is no cruise event? confused!!

You can search "Restaurant Story 2" in app store, you'll see the holiday version. The cruise has not start yet. This is a goal series to win a fireplace and recipe.

Rynetory2
12-11-15, 03:41 PM
Is the Christmas version to download the same as the deck the halls goal on the regular version?

Yes. I got the same goals in both versions.

phatzs
12-11-15, 03:44 PM
Yes. I got the same goals in both versions.

Thanks for getting back to me. Wish I could do that one ��. Oh well. Do you only get to do the cruise if you complete that goal?

Rynetory2
12-11-15, 03:47 PM
Thanks for getting back to me. Wish I could do that one ��. Oh well. Do you only get to do the cruise if you complete that goal?

Nope, they are unrelated to each other. You can certainly do the cruise. :) I'm looking forward to it.

phatzs
12-11-15, 04:06 PM
Nope, they are unrelated to each other. You can certainly do the cruise. :) I'm looking forward to it.

Awesome, and thanks!!!

chrissydid
12-11-15, 05:39 PM
I meant not to play on your Halloween version, continue with your Holiday version. :) Oh! Ok. Yeah, I deleted the Halloween version after I switched over to the original for a few days. I do like all the snow-it is so cute-so I'd like to play on the Winter restaurant, though I don't want to miss things that don't transfer back to the original.

beckycarter
12-11-15, 07:30 PM
A Tale of Two Presents (7 steps)
Step 6:
Serve Pepperoni Pizza (1)
Serve Lobster Thermidor (1)
Master Baked Ham to Star Level 2

nmishii
12-11-15, 11:34 PM
Also, can we get an update on the first post with all the new quest steps?

I also miss seeing the quest steps quickly posted in the first post. beckycarter does an awesome job of providing the steps and the screenshots to help us all through the quests in the first post when she creates the thread. Don't you also miss her threads? It would be nice if she would again start threads whether she is the first person to post or not.

Thank you beckycarter for all you do for RS2 quests.

sugerbabby2
12-12-15, 03:25 AM
I'm having the same problem they need to raise the amount of water or increase the snow flakes

dragon2046
12-12-15, 03:36 AM
I'm having the same problem they need to raise the amount of water or increase the snow flakes

Agree. I love these type of updates except for the sitting on your phone forever waiting for water glasses :/
I also agree that I love that people posts steps and start threads and do appreciate it but I think if u are going to start the thread u need to keep up with the posts on the first page for easy access not everyone has the time to tap all those water glasses and read pages and pages of threads to find the info. Lol. Just my opinion of course :)

MeruBunny
12-12-15, 04:22 AM
Is anyone having a hard time with these quests? Or is it just me?
There so heavy on sugar and my market isn't helping me a lot either
I can't even make mastery spice because I need every sugar I get to make holiday cheer :/
It doesn't help that once you get a star your not rewarded with mastery spice like before, and the count is too high to reach 3 stars for each recipe.
I don't think I'll be able to finish both quests in 11 days, I can't leave the phone from my side =__=

ma1921
12-12-15, 06:40 AM
Same here. Sugar & potato are driving me crazy and I have to finish these 2 quests in 7 days b4 vacation without internet. BOY!!!!

bella_0806
12-12-15, 06:48 AM
Is anyone having a hard time with these quests? Or is it just me?
There so heavy on sugar and my market isn't helping me a lot either
I can't even make mastery spice because I need every sugar I get to make holiday cheer :/
It doesn't help that once you get a star your not rewarded with mastery spice like before, and the count is too high to reach 3 stars for each recipe.
I don't think I'll be able to finish both quests in 11 days, I can't leave the phone from my side =__=

And so I say goodbye to the social life I never had in the first place.

beckycarter
12-12-15, 07:05 AM
A Tale of Two Presents (7 steps)
Step 7:
Master Fruitcake to Star Level 3
Master Baked Ham to Star Level 3
Rewards: Snowball Cookies

beckycarter
12-12-15, 07:06 AM
Master:
Snickerdoodle Santas: 3, 8, 12
Gingerbread Cookies: 3, 8, 12
Fruitcake: 6, 9, 19
Baked Ham: 8, 12, 24

Snowball Cookies
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Najchi
12-12-15, 07:52 AM
Will the holiday winter version be available on android?

catfoodie
12-12-15, 09:26 AM
Is anyone having a hard time with these quests? Or is it just me?
There so heavy on sugar and my market isn't helping me a lot either
I can't even make mastery spice because I need every sugar I get to make holiday cheer :/
It doesn't help that once you get a star your not rewarded with mastery spice like before, and the count is too high to reach 3 stars for each recipe.
I don't think I'll be able to finish both quests in 11 days, I can't leave the phone from my side =__=
Yep! Not particularly having hard times, but it does take a lot of time to collect snowflakes and each recipe (except ham) requires 1 or 2 Holiday Cheer! So it really time consuming. My general store is 6 so I can make 2 cheers per 2 hours and also I'm making Mastery Soices like crazy, because each recipe requires quite a bit mastery stars! At least the rewards are great : D

dollydaydreams1
12-12-15, 11:20 AM
Does anyone know what the rewards are for steps 4-6 of A Tale of Two Presents?

nmishii
12-12-15, 11:41 AM
Does anyone know what the rewards are for steps 4-6 of A Tale of Two Presents?

For step 5, 5 sugars

Jennerwein1
12-13-15, 06:13 AM
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Is anyone having a hard time with these quests? Or is it just me?
There so heavy on sugar and my market isn't helping me a lot either
I can't even make mastery spice because I need every sugar I get to make holiday cheer :/
It doesn't help that once you get a star your not rewarded with mastery spice like before, and the count is too high to reach 3 stars for each recipe.
I don't think I'll be able to finish both quests in 11 days, I can't leave the phone from my side =__=
Definitely. The drop rate for snowflakes is very low! And everything requires 1-2 Holiday Cheer. So I will just get to wherever I can. Not enough time to collect all those snowflakes. We need a snowstorm!

felicopterrr
12-13-15, 08:52 AM
Can somebody please help? How do I get cloves 😭😭 I never seem to grow it in the garden??

Chaotarch
12-13-15, 09:07 AM
Step7:
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just push hohoho for the recipe

and the Snowballcookies:

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007war
12-13-15, 10:32 AM
Another cruise on Christmas week? Not a good idea.

LonePudding
12-13-15, 11:41 AM
Can I uninstall the regular version?

catfoodie
12-13-15, 12:18 PM
Can I uninstall the regular version?
I uninstalled regular version for now, only using Christmas one :>

catfoodie
12-13-15, 12:22 PM
Another cruise on Christmas week? Not a good idea.
Cruise should start on 22 of December approximately and you can postpone it for a few days! So you could start after Christmas and first 5 days or so usually pretty easy to complete so I don't think it's that bad:>

kooky panda
12-13-15, 01:11 PM
Can I uninstall the regular version?
The Christmas version is the most current version for iOS.

orleansparish
12-13-15, 01:51 PM
And so I say goodbye to the social life I never had in the first place.

Hahaha. I tried having my daughter collect snowflakes for a few minutes for me. She got about 16. What I don't like is how the mastery spice is used either. For instance, a recipe is at level one and needs one star to get to level two. I'd used my spice and instead of being at level 2 with one star it is just at level two. If anyone understands what I'm saying.

So it's wasted my spices. But I agree with what's written by someone else above...the requirements needed are way too high. Snowflakes are hard to come by and these recipes are asking for two holiday cheers. On top of that, wanting recipes to go along with it that needs the same ingredients or ovens.

So I'm not focusing on the fireplace one, although I'm at level four. I'm on level five for the snowflake cookies and will finish those, as best I can. I just hope the quantities aren't super low. Not making these goals worth the effort at all.

We need a double drop day!

orleansparish
12-13-15, 01:52 PM
Step7:
26853
just push hohoho for the recipe

and the Snowballcookies:

26852


The portions aren't too bad. Guess I'll keep at it. Thanks for the info!

gracelinda
12-13-15, 02:13 PM
Yes. The ham requirements are way toooooo high to master. Really want to be able to unlock recipe but the potatoes take too long too. The quest requirements are so high that it takes the cheer out of it.

phatzs
12-13-15, 03:25 PM
Will all the Christmas steps that we have completed on the regular version transfer over to the Christmas version?

sashahoney
12-13-15, 04:25 PM
Will all the Christmas steps that we have completed on the regular version transfer over to the Christmas version?

Yup ;)

sashahoney
12-13-15, 04:28 PM
Can somebody please help? How do I get cloves 😭😭 I never seem to grow it in the garden??

Mine grown often but I never get any vanilla anymore since this new quest. I think you might have to be at least level 58-59 to get vanilla as I didn't get any until I was that level. Maybe you're just having bad luck. S8 are clueless when it comes to balance in this game. One player gets 5 cloves a day while another gets none.

LonePudding
12-13-15, 07:28 PM
I uninstalled regular version for now, only using Christmas one :>


The Christmas version is the most current version for iOS.

Thank you.

bella_0806
12-13-15, 07:52 PM
I refuse to use my gems on pure principle (until I run out of time).

MeruBunny
12-14-15, 05:25 AM
I think I'm doing good so far, I've finished cookies and carols in 3 days
Baked ham is at 2 stars and now I can focus all sugars on fruitcake :)
The market keeps giving me lots of apples but rarely sugar and potatoes..
Honestly I don't think I'm ready for a Cruze event just yet, the only thing that I wish to change is that they reduce the waiting time to get a new order from 30 to at least 15 minutes 10 would even be better, I waste so much time refreshing just to get a 3 or 4 coins dish while doing the 2 and 1 coins that don't cost me too much ingredients, for example the hamburger is worth only 1 coin but only fill 40 of the 100 I need to deliver
So I need to cook 3 hamburgers worth 3 meat and need 2 hours to restock, no thank you I'm skipping 😒
I hate whenever I get the hamburger order 😆

rita6834
12-14-15, 05:27 AM
Dear storm 8 can you drop more than just 1-2 snowflakes at a time please? I'm lucky to get 5 in 20 minutes.

Malabie
12-14-15, 05:55 AM
I gather the 10 snowflakes in about 10-15 minutes, with some variation. But to do this, I have to keep staring at the customers for at least 10 minutes straight, and it's kind of really boring... not to mention it eats up a lot of my phone's battery if I'm not using wifi at home.

Also, I used up all my vanilla sticks and Mastery Spices on the Snack Wars quests, and the mastery goals for the seasonal dishes are the highest I've ever seen for an event. Vanilla has inexplicably made itself scarce in the garden as well. So for the most part there's no skipping it, I have to cook a ton of Holiday Cheers for the Fruitcake and wait forever for the potatoes for the ham recipe... and I gotta say this makes the whole experience a bit more stressful than what I would expect out of a casual game. :(

kgp70282
12-14-15, 07:08 AM
Need Vanilla S8!!

MysticOrchid
12-14-15, 02:34 PM
I mastered the Baked Ham. The plaque is smaller than the rest? Does anyone else see it being smaller too or no lol

ecxtasy
12-14-15, 05:34 PM
I'm so glad I'm not higher level as yet cos I would be so stressed out!

Right now I'm gladly cooking no moon pies in between holiday cheers. Soon enough I will be high level which I'm kinda dreading!

jojowzs
12-15-15, 05:49 AM
Seriously?! Just served water got two snowflakes but when I looked at how many snowflakes I still needed for my cheer... They were gone and the count was 0.... :,(

This event isn't very cheerful anymore :(

erxi9
12-15-15, 11:25 AM
PLEASE PLEASE PLASE change the drop rate of snowflakes or the visiting rate of customer asking water!
With this speed and quest requirement, some of us will never complete the goal and unlock the recipe in 7 days from now.

orleansparish
12-15-15, 11:43 AM
Mine grown often but I never get any vanilla anymore since this new quest. I think you might have to be at least level 58-59 to get vanilla as I didn't get any until I was that level. Maybe you're just having bad luck. S8 are clueless when it comes to balance in this game. One player gets 5 cloves a day while another gets none.

I got vanilla long before the new levels came. I was already level 54/55 when it premiered so it should be around level 50 or something. Maybe even beforehand.

I can collect five potatoes at a time, which I thought would be more helpful than the chore of making holiday cheer, but it isnt. Maybe one dish, every four or so hours isnt helping me finish this anytime sooner. And I only got 2 vanillas yesterday. I should be done with this in maybe 2 to 3 days. Which leaves me no time whatsoever to finish the one for the fireplace.

I dont mind however, because right now I have a winter theme going and the fireplace cant fit anywhere anyways.

They know what theyre doing. Which is why some items are for sale. Per usual. Id have this game open for maybe 30 minutes at a time and would be lucky if 3 customers come by asking for water. So no one can tell me they didnt change the visits timing.

Jus

catfoodie
12-15-15, 12:30 PM
They know what theyre doing. Which is why some items are for sale. Per usual. Id have this game open for maybe 30 minutes at a time and would be lucky if 3 customers come by asking for water. So no one can tell me they didnt change the visits timing.

Jus

Someone in the thread suggested to visit friends and then come back to your restaraunt, of force close the game and then reopen it. For me collecting snowflakes takes time, but I get 20 snowflakes in ~15 min so it's not that bad considering you get 1 snowflake per 10min...

patayita
12-15-15, 02:08 PM
I'm surprised to see how many of you are having problems with getting snowflakes. I have 294 of them in my pantry, wish I could give them to you all :( For me, the problem is the lack of sugar. Hope I can complete the "A Tale of Two Presents" quest soon and move on to regular play.

lnztrekfan
12-15-15, 05:10 PM
I'm wondering if anyone would be able to tell me. For the steps 5-7 of the a tale of two presents, can anyone post a pic of these goals so I know how many gems it takes to skip a certain part of goal? I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you so much for your time!!

sashahoney
12-15-15, 06:14 PM
I got vanilla long before the new levels came. I was already level 54/55 when it premiered so it should be around level 50 or something. Maybe even beforehand.

I can collect five potatoes at a time, which I thought would be more helpful than the chore of making holiday cheer, but it isnt. Maybe one dish, every four or so hours isnt helping me finish this anytime sooner. And I only got 2 vanillas yesterday. I should be done with this in maybe 2 to 3 days. Which leaves me no time whatsoever to finish the one for the fireplace.

I dont mind however, because right now I have a winter theme going and the fireplace cant fit anywhere anyways.

They know what theyre doing. Which is why some items are for sale. Per usual. Id have this game open for maybe 30 minutes at a time and would be lucky if 3 customers come by asking for water. So no one can tell me they didnt change the visits timing.

Jus

I actually meant to say cloves. Someone was asking why they wasn't getting any and that's why I thought you had to be high level, but as I was complaining about not getting any vanilla since the quest started I wrote that instead of cloves. Doh!
But yeah, these xmas quests have been pretty brutal with the excessive amount of sugar and potatoes and the lack of vanilla and cloves for some players.

phatzs
12-15-15, 06:35 PM
I'm surprised to see how many of you are having problems with getting snowflakes. I have 294 of them in my pantry, wish I could give them to you all :( For me, the problem is the lack of sugar. Hope I can complete the "A Tale of Two Presents" quest soon and move on to regular play.

I have the same problem. I have almost 500 snowflakes, but having a hard time keeping sugar in my pantry. Sugar shouldn't take 2hrs to refresh, especially when you use it a lot. It should be 30 mins tops.

AnniePMH
12-15-15, 09:39 PM
Step7:
26853
just push hohoho for the recipe

and the Snowballcookies:

26852


I'm wondering if anyone would be able to tell me. For the steps 5-7 of the a tale of two presents, can anyone post a pic of these goals so I know how many gems it takes to skip a certain part of goal? I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you so much for your time!!

I only have steps 5 and 6 so far, but step 7 already posted:)

26935

26936

lnztrekfan
12-15-15, 10:18 PM
I only have steps 5 and 6 so far, but step 7 already posted:)

26935

26936

This is perfect! Thank you so much!!:)

jojowzs
12-16-15, 04:04 AM
I used to get droppings a lot on all the other events; always had loads of whatever... But this event its going very very slow... What is the secret? Or issue? Is it the higher level? Should I cook only salty things and no drinks? Do I have to put my bar chart anywhere else? I don't know and it's driving me nuts... No problem with sugar because the snowflake drop is so low it's easier to get 10 sugars then 10 snowflakes...

Chaotarch
12-16-15, 08:11 AM
No problem with sugar because the snowflake drop is so low it's easier to get 10 sugars then 10 snowflakes...

huh?:confused:
we are playing the same game?
dont know how many slowflakes i get if collecting 2h in a row...

but yes, visit a nbr, or visit the decomenu. after that new costumers walk in:)

tuffyjkitten
12-16-15, 09:01 AM
I didn't update to the holiday version until today...was waiting to finish the cookie goals. What have I been missing according to the rating?? Has Alfie been dropping off brandy instead? Is something "special" in the mastery spice now? :)

26942

patayita
12-16-15, 09:42 AM
I didn't update to the holiday version until today...was waiting to finish the cookie goals. What have I been missing according to the rating?? Has Alfie been dropping off brandy instead? Is something "special" in the mastery spice now? :26942

I think it has to do with the new wine making appliances :)

tara21264
12-16-15, 02:45 PM
Yes. The ham requirements are way toooooo high to master. Really want to be able to unlock recipe but the potatoes take too long too. The quest requirements are so high that it takes the cheer out of it.

I totally agree!!! Sugar is needed too much, so no need to worry about not getting vanilla for the master spice atm, I need them all for the holiday cheers...
And potatoes are a real pia. Even though I upgraded my veg store to 4 at a time, it takes too long to restock. Sad to say, but if the goal is too difficult, the fun disappears.

tuffyjkitten
12-16-15, 10:03 PM
I think it has to do with the new wine making appliances :)

Oh I see now. Had to scroll way past what I can buy in appliances to see those. :)

tara21264
12-17-15, 01:45 AM
Does someone know, whether the gem price to skip any of the tasks go down with the amount of dishes cooked?
Or is it just going down by mastery stars?

FranDresner
12-17-15, 03:53 AM
It goes down by stars I think.

tara21264
12-17-15, 08:30 AM
Oh yes, sniff, thought so...
Is anyone seeing the end before you? How far are you all? And if you succeeded without paying gems, how big are your stores?

patayita
12-17-15, 09:33 AM
Oh yes, sniff, thought so...
Is anyone seeing the end before you? How far are you all? And if you succeeded without paying gems, how big are your stores?

I've finished the "Cookies & Carols" quest, and I'm on step 6 on the "A Tale of Two Presents". 5 days left, and I still have to master Baked Ham and Fruitcake. Not sure that I'm going to succeed, I have no mastery spices and I can't see myself cooking this dishes 42 times in 5 days.

goldsilvercoin
12-17-15, 09:38 AM
I'm currently on the last goal making fruitcake and ham. It doesn't look like the gems are going down unfortunately.

goldsilvercoin
12-17-15, 12:51 PM
Oh yes, sniff, thought so...
Is anyone seeing the end before you? How far are you all? And if you succeeded without paying gems, how big are your stores?

I finished both "cookies and carols" and "a tale of two presents" without using any gems. The cookies and carols goal was very easy, but a tale of two presents took me until today to finish. My general store restocks 5, so that was helpful. I also checked my street market and garden plots often. The biggest help for me was to find all my 0 star dishes and turn them into a 1 star. You get a mastery spice each time.

catfoodie
12-17-15, 12:58 PM
Oh yes, sniff, thought so...
Is anyone seeing the end before you? How far are you all? And if you succeeded without paying gems, how big are your stores?
I'm only few baked hams away from finishing. I didn't use any gems. However, I did use a lot of mastery spices. Before event I had around 19th and then during the event I was constantly making more and more, so every recipe that required holiday cheer I spiced up with mastery spice so it took me much less time. I didn't spice up baked ham because it didn't require holiday cheer and it was easier to make for me. My veggie and general stores at 6, and fruit store at 4. I also was checking street market a lot in order to get apples/potatoes. It took me a while to finish these goals, but I wasn't constantly checking game every few hours or so to get sugar and make holiday cheer. So it is possible to not use gems, but you need to have pretty big stores and a lot of vanilla!:<

jdgrozda
12-17-15, 02:32 PM
I finished both "cookies and carols" and "a tale of two presents" without using any gems. The cookies and carols goal was very easy, but a tale of two presents took me until today to finish. My general store restocks 5, so that was helpful. I also checked my street market and garden plots often. The biggest help for me was to find all my 0 star dishes and turn them into a 1 star. You get a mastery spice each time.
Great tip! I don't have many dishes at 0 stars, but hopefully I can get a few more mastery spices this way. Otherwise I'll definitely have to use gems to finish the last step..

hungryres
12-17-15, 08:55 PM
mastered three of the dishes to my surprise (finishing earlier as all those requires holiday cheers)

only one left is baked ham, still have around 12/ 11 left for me to cook in order to master it.
my veggie store holds 4 items only, so it will require me to check in for the refresh time while i am awake, i hope that i could stay up and don't fall asleep in this cold weather ( recently i am doping off like elderly ;P)

gracelinda
12-17-15, 10:21 PM
I have 9 plots for my herbs that I have been harvesting for over 2 days and no vanilla beans.....making it harder to master the quest items.

cathycathy1
12-18-15, 03:58 AM
I feel like a broken record, but I'll say it again, there is a difference between making a task challenging and making a task frustrating enough to just throw in the towel. It seems like every time these tasks require a player to practically live on the game. I gave up on the cookies one because I prefer to get new recipes but when I saw the requirement for the mastery of 19 fruit cakes and 24 hams after I completed level 2 on the hams I just wish I had never bothered.

Natasha_07
12-18-15, 06:05 AM
Can someone please tell me where to find the holiday cheer ?

These goals only activated 2 days ago on my game, and no where can I find holiday cheer so I'm stuck. :confused:

patayita
12-18-15, 06:42 AM
Can someone please tell me where to find the holiday cheer ?

These goals only activated 2 days ago on my game, and no where can I find holiday cheer so I'm stuck. :confused:

You can make Holiday Cheer on the Commercial Stove :)

tengoambre123
12-18-15, 07:21 AM
I'm praying that TL makes the snowflake drops a 10 like they did during that last days of the nutmeg event! I have apples and sugar backed up b/c my customers are *obviously* asking for less water than usual. My drop rate is at like 4 snowflakes in 10 minutes which is ridiculous! im about 10 hams and 4 fruitcakes from finishing the first goal and 8 santa snickerdoodles from the second :(

MeruBunny
12-18-15, 08:35 AM
I finally made it😵
Now I must prepare for the cruise

ghjvcucjb
12-18-15, 10:51 AM
Since we only have a few days left, could you guys please increase the snowflake drop or increase the water frequency? As an experiment, The other day I stared at my iPad for 3 plus hours straight and only got enough water to make 2 frosting things that day. That's ridiculous. Ever since the event started I'm lucky to be able to make 1 or 2 of the frosting thing. Several days 0.

ghjvcucjb
12-18-15, 10:53 AM
I finally made it��
Now I must prepare for the cruise

Good reminder. I'm not getting enough water or snowflake drops and probably won't make it. Maybe I'll just quit now and focus on the next cruise.

Chaotarch
12-18-15, 11:12 AM
sry, but i have to post:
27022
there is no snowflakelag:eek:

mhughes161113
12-18-15, 11:44 AM
Has anyone finished and got the cookies? What money and quantity do they make?

Chaotarch
12-18-15, 11:58 AM
Has anyone finished and got the cookies? What money and quantity do they make?

and the Snowballcookies:

26852

Mastery 10 / 20 / 30

ghjvcucjb
12-18-15, 12:42 PM
sry, but i have to post:
27022
there is no snowflakelag:eek:

Maybe not for you but like I said in a previous post I stared at my screen for over 3 hours straight, including taking it to the bathroom, plus usual checking in for the rest of the day, including taking it to the bathroom and only got enough to make 2 holiday sheer that day.

this inequity really pisses me off. I was just a little irritated before. Now I' seriously pissed

Chaotarch
12-18-15, 12:54 PM
Maybe not for you but like I said in a previous post I stared at my screen for over 3 hours straight, including taking it to the bathroom, plus usual checking in for the rest of the day, including taking it to the bathroom and only got enough to make 2 holiday sheer that day.

this inequity really pisses me off. I was just a little irritated before. Now I' seriously pissed

sry for that:eek:
but just as i wrote before, there a phases where customers dont drop water/snowflakes, then i visit a ngbr or go in the decosreen, and they come back...
playing on ios and not hours in a row.

mermaidzen
12-18-15, 02:02 PM
I agree the items you can buy are too many gems. I am going to work on the present quest as that gets me a new recipe then if I have time and any holiday cheer left will try and do the other one. I'm lucky that my general store is level 4 so can get 4 sugars at a time and make 2 holiday cheer but still taking a long time. It's fun through but would have been nice to have been a bit easier as it's for Christmas

cheesycow8
12-18-15, 04:26 PM
I just mastered hamburger and only got five blue stars. Are they taking it away? It already sucks that they only give a regular spice when you master one of the special dishes.


I finished both "cookies and carols" and "a tale of two presents" without using any gems. The cookies and carols goal was very easy, but a tale of two presents took me until today to finish. My general store restocks 5, so that was helpful. I also checked my street market and garden plots often. The biggest help for me was to find all my 0 star dishes and turn them into a 1 star. You get a mastery spice each time.

goldsilvercoin
12-18-15, 04:47 PM
I just mastered hamburger and only got five blue stars. Are they taking it away? It already sucks that they only give a regular spice when you master one of the special dishes.
They only give you a mastery spice if you go from 0 mastery stars to 1 mastery stars in my experience. If you you from 1 to 2 mastery stars or 2 to 3 mastery stars, the reward is different.

val2696
12-18-15, 05:31 PM
I am one potato away from finishing this challenge!!!!

On the note of snowflake lag, I was definitely experiencing it the first few days, but yesterday and today I've been getting them super frequently.

schlautje
12-19-15, 04:41 AM
They only give you a mastery spice if you go from 0 mastery stars to 1 mastery stars in my experience. If you you from 1 to 2 mastery stars or 2 to 3 mastery stars, the reward is different.

I got Mastery Spice when I got 2 stars. That's how I managed this quest, I had quite a few dishes bordering on 2 star mastery and made a lot of those dishes and got the spices to use on the Fruitcake, Snickerdoodle Santas and Baked ham.
Finished it last night :)

cheesycow8
12-19-15, 06:28 AM
I just mastered tuna roll from 0 to 1 and got a mastery spice, it was also 0 to 1 for the hamburger. I'm guessing it's just recipe dependent so ppl don't master just to get spices?

I think 1 to 2 usually gets you the same reward as 0 to 1, but you only get a plaque when you master up to three stars.

They only give you a mastery spice if you go from 0 mastery stars to 1 mastery stars in my experience. If you you from 1 to 2 mastery stars or 2 to 3 mastery stars, the reward is different.

serenitygrandma
12-19-15, 02:54 PM
I'm so tired of staring at my restaurant and no one asks for water. I will never finished this one.

boredz
12-19-15, 04:15 PM
I finally made it😵
Now I must prepare for the cruise

What cruise? It's coming already!!! I'm still left with 2 days to finish this event.

catfoodie
12-19-15, 05:02 PM
What cruise? It's coming already!!! I'm still left with 2 days to finish this event.
The cruise will most likely start after holiday quests

Blazin_Betty
12-19-15, 05:18 PM
10 snowflakes per holiday cheer is too much. It should be five.

ghjvcucjb
12-19-15, 05:27 PM
I'm so tired of staring at my restaurant and no one asks for water. I will never finished this one.

Me too

AliceWinter24
12-20-15, 06:12 AM
Me three ... It's really discouraging using so much time and effort, and not be able to win the prize.

deucedeuce22
12-20-15, 07:26 AM
I probably would've finished if mastery spice didn't bug the game half the time....as it is, I'll spend the gems to get the recipe because gems are almost endless anyways.

Malabie
12-20-15, 08:41 AM
I think I'm very narrowly going to miss the prize. :( 24 cooks to master the ham is definitely too much! Especially since it uses up 4 potatoes. If the recipe had asked for 3 potatoes instead (which is still a lot btw), it would've made the whole thing much less stressful. Not sure I'll be up for the cruise after this, I'm kind of getting tired.

ghjvcucjb
12-20-15, 10:05 AM
Opened game, collected food, started cooking, even paid gems for a few extra ingredients, restaurant full no water, waited a while and got 2 waters then Waited over 7 minutes, no water. Visited neighbor, came back and waited and stil no water. Watched a free gift video then waited no water. Cooked a few recipes and finally 1 water. Waited another long stretch of endless staring and no more water. Will not finish this goal due to a lack of water for the snowflakes to finish fruitcake. Sad when not finishing a goal has nothing to do with the players ability or time commitment but the lack of drops. Still really pissed that some have hands and thousands of drops while others barely got a trickle.

It's really bad when you have two little ones sitting staring at the game for you for long stretches of time trying to gather water for mommy and the oldest says, "mommy, the people aren't thirsty and only a couple wanted any water to drink. Sorry we tried"

AlexKippy
12-20-15, 01:06 PM
Yeah I'll admit this is probably one of the most time consuming quests I have done in this game. I did complete it last night and I am glad I did because the Snowball Cookies are dirt cheap and makes the Diner Stove not so bad. But in order to complete this quest I had to spend countless hours collecting those dumb snowflakes which was the worst part of this quest. Also I had to upgrade my general store and my veggie market in order to complete this challenge. Definitely a lot put into it and I wish it was a little bit easier to complete for everyone. I do like how they are making quests that are more difficult so that the recipes that you get in the end are worth it and a little overpowered for the appliance. But still even if they just made it so customers asked for water more of the time and they dropped 2-3 snowflakes every time then this quest would be a lot easier. But it is almost over now so all we can hope for is that in the future events like this it is less painful to wait for customers asking for water.

littledarc3
12-20-15, 02:43 PM
Really hard event this time. The last mastery levels were almost impossible with the amount of snowflakes it asks for to make the holiday ingredients. I didn't finish either quest. Upset :(

Blazin_Betty
12-20-15, 06:48 PM
I have no life and play this game constantly, and even I won't be able to finish this quest. 24 baked hams to 3 star mastery? I've got 20 hours to go and 10 more to make. Even if I used mastery spice on all of them I'd still need to do five, and with potatoes only popping up every four hours it's just not going to happen. I do have to sleep sometime.

littledarc3
12-21-15, 02:15 AM
Did anyone actually finish? If so, did you use gems at all?

patayita
12-21-15, 03:15 AM
Did anyone actually finish? If so, did you use gems at all?

I thought that I will not be able to finish, but I actually did it! It did require about 25 mastery spices (I had luck with the vanilla) but I did not use gems. Looking forward to the cruise now, hope I will succeed this time, I have never done it before :(

dalexxx
12-21-15, 05:02 AM
Did anyone actually finish? If so, did you use gems at all?

I did, like 5 days ago. I did not use gem and quickserves at all, but of course im already at level 55 that time. used up my mastery spice on dishes that require 2 Christmas cheers / that dish that required potato. my potato provides 4 after the refresh timer.

This quest required a lot of staring on the game for a long time ::/

simbalot
12-21-15, 07:17 AM
I finished and may have used a couple gems, but really it was the mastery spice that saved me. I still had a lot of recipes that I had not earned mastery level 1 on so I got several mastery spices that way and I focused on getting the recipe first. Potatoes were definitely my biggest constraint.

catfoodie
12-21-15, 07:28 AM
I haven't spent any gems as well, but used lots of mastery spices. My strategy is to plant as much plants as possible, constantly collecting basil and garlic in order to get vanilla during the cruise event. In 10 days I usually able to make at least 10 mastery spices, sometimes even more. So when the quest event comes around I am able to use it if I need to. For example, during Snack Wars quest I didn't use any mastery spices, because the requirements to master things wasn't that bad. So by the Christmas quest event I had around 20 mastery spices and got some more from mastering recipes and from collecting vanilla. I didn't use spice on baked ham recipe because it didn't require any holiday cheer and I had like 7 days left, so during that time I collected vanillas as well:> As for now I already have 15 mastery spices saved up for upcoming events. That being said, I don't really use vanilla for recipes, unless I have lots of mastery spice and don't want more (if I have limited pantry space) :3

Malabie
12-21-15, 10:10 AM
I caved in and paid 50 gems to finish the last part of the quest, mastering the ham. I'm level 47, my veggie store is upgraded to 4 and I did spend a lot of time on this quest. I'd feel pretty bad if I walked away with nothing. :( I spent all my mastery spices on the Snack Wars quest and on mastering the fruitcake, and had very bad luck with vanilla in the garden. I'm gonna take a break from the game now, it's the holiday season and I want to spend my time doing something that actually feels fun. Not sure if I'm up for the cruise, all this nonstop grinding is getting on my nerves.

mermaidzen
12-21-15, 10:17 AM
Does anyone know if we get to keep the snowball cakes or if they disappear when the event finishes

Malabie
12-21-15, 10:21 AM
Does anyone know if we get to keep the snowball cakes or if they disappear when the event finishes

The snowball cookies have no timer on them, so they're permanent!

Iconoclast1919
12-21-15, 12:06 PM
I am among those who had trouble getting snowflakes. I have spent hours and hours and hours and get hardly any. I have had the same problem with vanilla. I plant at least every hour, sometimes every 30 minutes and I have 8 plots, but still not a single vanilla for 7 full days!! Only in the last couple of days I have gotten a few, but it's too late now, I am not close enough to be able to finish even with the help of a few mastery spice. Requiring 10 snowflakes at for each holiday cheer when they are not dropping very often is ridiculous, and on top of that, multiple recipes requiring TWO cheers each! That is a long time invested just to cook it one time, and then they raised the number of times you have to cook each recipe to master it well beyond what the normal numbers are! It's too much, has been very upsetting and definitely not fun like an event should be. I had no trouble with sugar because of how long it would take to get the snowflakes!

Beecause
12-21-15, 02:05 PM
I feel like I climbed Mt Everest. And then climbed back down.

I'm glad I have the recipe and the fireplace but after that intense grind I actually feel like I got nothing.

And here I decided to do the task because I didnt have the gems to do the other goal to get the santa. I thought, "Well, I'll
At least get a new recipe and the holiday fireplace for xmas decorating." But that goal was too much.
Sometimes I'd rather just buy the stuff than do these goals. They aren't very fun.