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[S8] Regina
11-03-16, 02:20 PM
The animals are campaigning to become the cutest of your Farm! Help them get out to vote and dress for success by completing limited-time quests and winning brand-new prizes from the Election Machine!

Collect Filled Ballots from Voting Booths! Craft items with the Filled Ballots to complete quests. Complete quests to win limited-time prizes!

The Election Quest Event requires Level 17+
Minimum game version is iOS 2.3
Event is live from 11/3/2016 2:30 PM to 11/8/2016 6:00 PM PST

See Post #4 for event information. Rynetory2

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justmine2
11-03-16, 03:48 PM
Granddaughters have up to date android version but the goal isn't there

[S8] Regina
11-03-16, 03:58 PM
Granddaughters have up to date android version but the goal isn't there

:( I'm sorry about this! I have just made a change to the version, the event is iOS only.

Rynetory2
11-03-16, 04:47 PM
Farm Election Event Minimum level is 17 for participation. iOS only. This is a Prize Machine and Goal event.
Have fun and enjoy your event! Rynetory2 :D

Please use Farm 2: Buy/Sell (http://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?76146-Farm-2-Buy-Sell) thread for sale of event items.
Any buy/sell posts in this thread will be removed. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

Please update your game to version 2.5.3.
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How to Play?
http://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?88974-Farm-Story-2-Event-Guide&p=1248487&viewfull=1#post1248487

Event Prizes
Election Chicken (skin), Election Farmhouse (skin), Filled Ballot, Election Sheep (skin), Election Pig (skin), Election Silo (skin), Election Barn (skin), Election Scarecrow, Election Gnome, Election Balloons, Golden Lure, Trade Ticket, Election Cow (skin), Ballot Paper, Gold, Silver, Insider Dirt, Shovel, Pickaxe, Filled Ballot
Bonus Prize: Election Float (after collecting all above prizes)
Note: Your event prizes can be found in your cellar.

Info: the Bonus Prize from the Machine, the Election Float, is just a non-animated decoration. Nothing to collect every several hours from the Election Float, like the Campsite :eek: :)

Goals
Goal 1 of 7: Campaigning for Cute
Get Voting Booths from the Market x4
Collect Ballot Paper from Deliveries x2
Collect Filled Ballots from Voting Booths x2
REWARDS: 160 coins, 1 Official Vote, 60xps

Goal 2 of 7
Gel Election Tent from the Market x1
Bake Election Cookies x3
REWARDS: 130 coins, 2 Official Votes, 30xps

Goal 3 of 7
Make Ballot Stuffing x4
Give Ballot Stuffing x4
Bake Election Cakes x6
REWARDS: 160 coins, 1 Official Vote, 60 xps
(While at this goal, you can prepare for Goal 4 by mining for gold, collecting wool from sheep and crafting apple cider, etc.)

Goal 4 of 7
Make Election Hats for the Sheep x4
Give Election Hats to the Sheep x4
Make Election Cider x4
REWARDS: 130 coins, 2 Official Votes, 30 xps

Goal 5 of 7
Make Golden Pins x2
Make Election Buttons for the Cows x2
Give Election Buttons for the Cows x2
REWARD: 140 coins, 1 Offical Votes, 40 xps

Goal 6 of 7
Go Mining x5
Collect Insider Dirt x1
Make Lapel Pins for the Pigs x3
REWARD: 130 coins, 2 Offical Votes, 30 xps
(You can get Insider Dirt from Mining or from buying it from a Neighbor's Shop, the Newspaper or Stormie)

Goal 7 of 7
Make Election Vests for the Pets x2
Make an Election Cupcake x1
Make Election Gift for the Pets
REWARD: 130 coins, 1 Offical Vote, 30 xps
Eventually you need 2 more Election Cupcake to make the Election Gifts. Save them if you may find them to buy at a Neighbor's Shop, Newspaper or Stormie.

Pony for President
This goal shows up upon completion of Goal 7. Retrieve your Election Pony from your cellar and feed it to complete this goal.
Feed your Election Pony
REWARD: 130 coins, 30 xps

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Crafts of Election Tent
Election Cakes - 1 filled ballot + 2 flour + 2 white sugar + 2 egg (1h 50m)
Ballot stuffing - 1 filled ballot + 2 bacon (5h)
Election Hat - 3 filled ballot + 5 wool + 1 ballot paper + 1 gold (1h 30m)
Election Cider - 1 filled ballot + 2 apple cider (15m)
Golden Pin - 1 gold + 2 iron (1.5 h)
Election Button - 5 filled ballot + 3 wool + 1 golden pin (4.5 h)
Lapel Pin - 1 insider dirt + 2 Iron + 1 ballot paper (45m)
Election Vests - 8 filled ballot + 5 wool + 2 silver, 1 lapel pin (3h)
Election cupcake - 2 flour + 1 cheese + 4 milk + 1 white sugar (2h)
Election Gift - 1 insider dirt + 1 gold + 1 election cupcake + 1 ballot paper (1h)


Hi all,

Also from me, thanks to those sharing their tips and giving encouragement.

@ Rynetory, you are very welcome sweetie.

For those who asked and for those who wanna know cause of space problems in their barn, hereby :D :
The 3 Election Cookies from goal 2: after goal 2 you can sell these.
The 6 Election Cakes from goal 3: after goal 3 you can sell these.
The 3 Election Ciders from goal 4: after goal 4 you can sell these.
The 3 Lapel Pins from goal 6: KEEP 2 Lapel Pins to make the 2 Election Vests at goal 7. Only 1 of the 3 Lapel Pins will be an extra one you may sell.

Maybe also handy:
Needs for goal 5: 10 filled ballot, 6 wool, 4 iron, 2 gold, 2 Golden Pin.
Needs for goal 6: 6 iron, 3 insider dirt, 3 ballot paper.
Needs for goal 7: 16 filled ballot, 10 wool, 4 silver, 3 gold, 3 insider dirt, 3 Election Cupcake, 3 ballot paper, 2 Lapel Pin.
Depending on if you have to Make 1 OR 3 Election Cupcake (Making 1 is part of the goal. Perhaps you may be lucky to get 2 from Stormie, Newspaper or Neighbor's Shop so you won't have to Make the 2 extra Election Cupcake to make the 3 Election Gift):
Needs for 1 Election Cupcake: 1 cheese, 1 white sugar, 2 flour, 4 milk.
Needs for 3 Election Cupcake: 3 cheese, 3 white sugar, 6 flour, 12 milk.
Goal 7 is a MAKE goal, so you don't have to wait for everything to be ready to Give.

Sad to see, that after you finish this event, it's no longer possible to make items in the Election Tent. Would have been nice to be able to Make like the Election Cupcake to help out farmers so they only have to Make 1. Would be great if S8 can make this possible or in future events.

Good luck all!

Side Goal
Lean, Mean, Election Machine
Collect Official Votes x7
Play with Election Machine x7
REWARDS: 170 coins, 1 Official Vote, 70xps

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dizzle507
11-03-16, 11:56 PM
Has anyone gotten "official votes" from fishing or mining? I've fished a good 20 times, using every bait, and didn't get anything. Also tried mining 5 times, and nothing. It says underneath that you can earn them through deliveries, mining and fishing, but so far only getting them from deliveries

FunkyJM
11-04-16, 12:08 AM
Has anyone gotten "official votes" from fishing or mining? I've fished a good 20 times, using every bait, and didn't get anything. Also tried mining 5 times, and nothing. It says underneath that you can earn them through deliveries, mining and fishing, but so far only getting them from deliveries

Hi Dizzle,

I have gotten Official Votes from quest goals, 1 at the Mine so far (after mining 4 or 5 times) and with fishing with a golden lure (1 golden lure = 8 coins. It's to have luck though. Also got fish with a golden lure).
Got 0 from deliveries so far (did like 10 deliveries).

mearro
11-04-16, 12:36 AM
Hi Dizzle,

I have gotten Official Votes from quest goals, 1 at the Mine so far (after mining 4 or 5 times) and with fishing with a golden lure (1 golden lure = 8 coins. It's to have luck though. Also got fish with a golden lure).
Got 0 from deliveries so far (did like 10 deliveries).

Got 1 from deliveries and 1 from completing part of the quest. I used few golden lures but got only fishes, I can't help but feel that I completely wasted them. Or perhaps I should have waited a day, maybe the rate will get increased later? I remember it was similar with camp coins.

lynard12
11-04-16, 04:25 AM
It's to bad there isn't an election tent boost.....
5 hours for each election stuffing 20 hours total and you have to turn them in jeez that's almost a full day wasted waiting......

linux4e
11-04-16, 05:55 AM
Welcome back silver mine of mine!!! Found oficial votes in there too!

ancsab
11-04-16, 07:52 AM
Is it worth getting the ballot box?

ernivia
11-04-16, 08:03 AM
Hi, I have finish 1 election cake and give the cake,why my cake doesn't count and the cake is dissapear. I have force close the game and have a same situation. Please help me.thank you

FunkyJM
11-04-16, 08:05 AM
Is it worth getting the ballot box?

Hi Ancsab,

I think it's possible to get all the prizes at the Machine without the Ballot Box, if you are able to get them from deliveries and have enough tools & getting those Official Votes Coins with Mining and Fishing.

ancsab
11-04-16, 08:42 AM
Yeah that's what I was thinking, but figured I'll ask the pro's

FunkyJM
11-04-16, 09:01 AM
Info: the Bonus Prize from the Machine, the Election Float, is just a non-animated decoration. Nothing to collect every several hours from the Election Float, like the Campsite :eek: :)

Rynetory2
11-04-16, 09:11 AM
Info: the Bonus Prize from the Machine, the Election Float, is just a non-animated decoration. Nothing to collect every several hours from the Election Float, like the Campsite :eek: :)

Thanks for the info. Updated to event post. :)

justmine2
11-04-16, 11:03 AM
Really? It does nothing? LOL. Just what my over crowded farm needs.....

mearro
11-04-16, 11:16 AM
What kind of prize is that, I was genuinely happy to get another feature like the campsite. Are you sure it gives nothing? Maybe it's a glitch for now and will give something later? It's a shame to just get a decoration. Or maybe something will happen on the 8th Nov?

Btw, do we need the election cookies for anything else later?

jentlezat
11-04-16, 11:56 AM
What am I suppose to do with the filled Ballots?
They don't count toward the prize machine.
They don't help make anything in the election machine.
I can't figure out what they are for!

sw1sschard
11-04-16, 12:23 PM
Use the election tent to make stuff with the filled ballots so you can get the cute horse

seesters
11-04-16, 12:33 PM
Has anyone gotten "official votes" from fishing or mining? I've fished a good 20 times, using every bait, and didn't get anything. Also tried mining 5 times, and nothing. It says underneath that you can earn them through deliveries, mining and fishing, but so far only getting them from deliveries

I got 4 "official votes" yesterday from the goals. Nothing since then! I have sent deliveries, mined, gone fishing....nothing.
.......... Hmmm. After making the post I did get a few more "official votes." I really don't want to believe that complaining helps. ��

kindefarm1890
11-04-16, 03:36 PM
Has anyone gotten "official votes" from fishing or mining? I've fished a good 20 times, using every bait, and didn't get anything. Also tried mining 5 times, and nothing. It says underneath that you can earn them through deliveries, mining and fishing, but so far only getting them from deliveries

I have sent over 40 deliveries, fished 10 times and mined 10 times and no official votes. I dropped gems to get the ballot box since that appears to be the only way that I will obtain the 'official votes'. If getting votes from fishing pond is going to be anything like the camping event then it will not be worth it to me to try. It took 150 of every lure including 10 golden lures just to get 8 coins for the camp event. I had hoped the team has fixed the drop rate on the fishing pond this time but based on the posts so far it doesn't look like it.

SadieMaesFarm
11-04-16, 04:35 PM
I don't seem to see anything after "Goal 4" in this post ... am I missing something ?

judyandthecat
11-04-16, 04:56 PM
I don't seem to see anything after "Goal 4" in this post ... am I missing something ?

The information is not available yet as soon as it is rynetory2 will post it.

SadieMaesFarm
11-04-16, 05:01 PM
Thank you

PANIOLA
11-04-16, 05:50 PM
Info: the Bonus Prize from the Machine, the Election Float, is just a non-animated decoration. Nothing to collect every several hours from the Election Float, like the Campsite :eek: :)

What's up with the Election Float? Did you notice if yours was resized? I had placed mine on my farm earlier, and when I came back to my game this afternoon, I noticed it was off-center from where I placed it. So I put it in my cellar and took it back out and now it won't fit in the place I had it before. It's bigger. I wonder if they're updating it to be functional or something. Odd.

NYM9CX
11-05-16, 01:03 AM
Campaigning for Cute 4/7
Make 4 Election Hats for the Sheep (Make in election tent)
Give 4 Election Hats for the Sheep
Make 4 Election Cider (Make in election tent)
130 coins 2 Offical Votes Exp 30

Gather all ingredients and make in Election Tent
1hr 30m Hats Recipe - 3 filled ballots (made from paper ballot in voting booth) + 5 wool (from Sheep)+ 1 paper ballot(from deliveries)
15 m Apple Cider Recipe - 1 filled ballot (made from paper ballot in voting booth) + 2 apple cider (made in Cider house)

zxzxzp
11-05-16, 05:57 AM
I started the event in the beginning, now I'm on the ballot stuffing stage. Each takes 5 hrs... This event is too short. How is it possible to finish it!?!

FunkyJM
11-05-16, 06:18 AM
Campaigning for Cute 5/7
Make 2 Golden Pins (Make them in the Election Tent)
Make 2 Election Buttons for the Cows (Make them in the Election Tent)
Give 2 Election Buttons for the Cows
REWARD: 140 coins, 1 Offical Votes, 40 Experience

1 Golden Pin: 1 Gold, 2 Iron, 1,5 hours
1 Election Button: 5 Filled Ballot, 3 Wool, 1 Golden Pin, 4,5 hours

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mbosch0516
11-05-16, 09:19 AM
Didn't we used to be able to to do events without having to spend so much on things?? (Voting tent, booth,...)

mbosch0516
11-05-16, 09:20 AM
It cost $4000 just to get started

dragonflyTat
11-05-16, 09:21 AM
Does anyone have info on goal 6 of 7. Wanting to gather supplies if possible. Thanks 😊

caron7
11-05-16, 10:51 AM
I started the event in the beginning, now I'm on the ballot stuffing stage. Each takes 5 hrs... This event is too short. How is it possible to finish it!?!

Was just thinking the same thing. Crafting times for these items are very long and time is short. I looked but don't see a flag for speeding the crafts. Hard to get all slots open and the crafting done in just a few days. We have to hope steps 6&7 are short craft times. I'm still cranking through the stuffing as well.

Lilliepaddd
11-05-16, 11:27 AM
Of course when I get a rare button it's a duplicate. I've said it before I dislike luck based events!!!! The drop rate is terrible.

I wish they would make these events more user friendly. I don't need to be challenged to death lol! Ugh

FunkyJM
11-05-16, 11:49 AM
Campaigning for Cute 6/7
Go Mining 5 times
Collect 1 Insider Dirt (from Mining or from buying it from a Neighbor's Shop, the Newspaper or Stormie)
Make 3 Lapel Pins (Make them in the Election Tent)
REWARD: 130 coins, 2 Offical Votes, 30 Experience

1 Lapel Pin: 1 Insider Dirt, 2 Iron, 1 Ballot Paper. 45 minutes.

Campaigning for Cute 7/7
Make 2 Election Vests (Make them in the Election Tent)
Make 1 Election Cupcake (Make them in the Election Tent) Eventually you need 2 more Election Cupcake to make the Election Gifts. Save them if you may find them to buy at a Neighbor's Shop, Newspaper or Stormie.
Make 3 Election Gift (Make them in the Election Tent)
REWARD: 130 coins, 1 Offical Votes, 30 Experience

1 Election Vests: 8 Filled Ballot, 5 Wool, 2 Silver, 1 Lapel Pin. 3 hours.
1 Election Cupcake: 2 Flour, 1 Cheese, 4 Milk, 1 White Sugar. 2 hours.
1 Election Gift: 1 Insider Dirt, 1 Gold, 1 Election Cupcake, 1 Ballot Paper. 1 hour.


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AllyPally215
11-05-16, 01:24 PM
Really? We put all this time, effort and materials in this event and we don't get the displayed pony?

NunuusFarm
11-05-16, 02:15 PM
Really? We put all this time, effort and materials in this event and we don't get the displayed pony?

Wait.. What? The final prize is not a pony? Can someone please confirm this

And I have to agree with previous posts, this event is ridiculously short especially when you factor in the long crafting times and the maintenance downtime tomorrow!!!

judyandthecat
11-05-16, 02:28 PM
Campaigning for Cute 6/7
Go Mining 5 times
Collect 1 Insider Dirt (from Mining or from buying it from a Neighbor's Shop, the Newspaper or Stormie)
Make 3 Lapel Pins (Make them in the Election Tent)
REWARD: 130 coins, 2 Offical Votes, 30 Experience

1 Lapel Pin: 1 Insider Dirt, 2 Iron, 1 Ballot Paper. 45 minutes.

Campaigning for Cute 7/7
Make 2 Election Vests (Make them in the Election Tent)
Make 1 Election Cupcake (Make them in the Election Tent) Eventually you need 2 more Election Cupcake to make the Election Gifts. Save them if you may find them to buy at a Neighbor's Shop, Newspaper or Stormie.
Make 3 Election Gift (Make them in the Election Tent)
REWARD: 130 coins, 1 Offical Votes, 30 Experience

1 Election Vests: 8 Filled Ballot, 5 Wool, 2 Silver, 1 Lapel Pin. 3 hours.
1 Election Cupcake: 2 Flour, 1 Cheese, 4 Milk, 1 White Sugar. 2 hours.
1 Election Gift: 1 Insider Dirt, 1 Gold, 1 Election Cupcake, 1 Ballot Paper. 1 hour.


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Looking at the reward on the bottom of seven of seven ...I am also asking is the pony from quest or prize machine?
Is there another quest funky

CatInHate
11-05-16, 02:39 PM
6 golden lures used on hotspots plus other bate
About 50 deliveries
And mining (not that I have many after the last even)

0 tokens...0 tokens....
I give up already

4 days left and I have a very limited amount of bait left...just a few tools left...
All combined with a VERY short time limit

I give up. Why waste everything I have left with an end result of nothing?

Thanks but no thanks for this event. I officially quit and will save myself this frustration from a game

judafarm
11-05-16, 03:12 PM
Do we still need the election cookies and cake?
Now they still in the barn, but I need room in there for other items...

caron7
11-05-16, 03:19 PM
Wait.. What? The final prize is not a pony? Can someone please confirm this

And I have to agree with previous posts, this event is ridiculously short especially when you factor in the long crafting times and the maintenance downtime tomorrow!!!

I've reached step 4 but cannot begin. I've managed to open all slots in the machine, and have 16 hours of cakes and stuffing crafting. So at step 4 but must wait hours more for slots to open up. The timing of the crafts is just too long. This can't be a 6 day event. Or we need a flag, like with the treat pumpkin.

mjnp
11-05-16, 03:37 PM
Is there really no pony??! I don't want to use all my money and lures and gems to speed up, and buy items from the market for the sake of scarecrows and skins. I need to use my money to buy buildings. I wish more info had come out earlier. I would not have purchased the tents.

FunkyJM
11-05-16, 03:43 PM
Hi all,

I'm still at goal 7. Haven't seen a new goal. Goal 7 still shows a Pony on its picture when I look in my ToDo list.
These items to make I'm not gonna speed up with gems... I did some with previous goals so I could share the coming goals with you all :D
Personally I think, after finishing goal 7, something will pop up and gives the pony but I'm not sure.

I do hope crafting time will be shortened or a 50% time off flag will be added (great idea Caron). It's hard I think to complete if not using gems and a lot of luck to find items in Newspaper or Neighbors Stores :eek:

judafarm
11-05-16, 03:48 PM
Wow, you at goal 7?
I just started goal 4..

Do you know if we still need the election cookies and cake???
Or can we sell these?

Now they take room in the barn...

Hi all,

I'm still at goal 7. Haven't seen a new goal. Goal 7 still shows a Pony on its picture when I look in my ToDo list.
These items to make I'm not gonna speed up with gems... I did some with previous goals so I could share the coming goals with you all :D
Personally I think, after finishing goal 7, something will pop up and gives the pony but I'm not sure.

I do hope crafting time will be shortened or a 50% time off flag will be added (great idea Caron). It's hard I think to complete if not using gems and a lot of luck to find items in Newspaper or Neighbors Stores :eek:

FunkyJM
11-05-16, 04:06 PM
Wow, you at goal 7?
I just started goal 4..

Do you know if we still need the election cookies and cake???
Or can we sell these?

Now they take room in the barn...

Hi Judafarm,

I wasn't asked for the Cookies or Cake on the other goals. I still have mine in my barn. I think, if it is needed again, they will show up in the Election Tent to be made again. Personally I don't think they will be needed again but I can't confirm this yet.
The Lapel Pins from goal 6 will still be up to be made at goal 7. Save 2 Lapel Pins from goal 6 though to Make those 2 Election Vests at goal 7.

loulou1290
11-05-16, 05:23 PM
How interesting - I just got the election float from the prize machine and I don't have all the prizes yet! How random is that? Would also love to know if the pony is at the end of the goals, because if it isn't, I'm going to stop now!

NunuusFarm
11-05-16, 08:39 PM
Yes me too, if theres no pony involved there's really no point in finishing this event. So frustrating though when you think of all the tools and baits we used, not to mention spending money on tents and items to stock up for deliveries

Does anyone know anything about a thanksgiving event?

Rynetory2
11-05-16, 10:23 PM
Just want to drop a quick post here in case I don't get a chance to before the servers shut down later for maintenance.

I agree with you all. This event is very short and keeping me on my toes. I'm babysitting the game when I can to keep my tent crafting around the clock and making deliveries. Normally I don't mind maintenance given it's rare but for this event, I felt that I needed the time with only 5 days and few hours. The crafting duration is long and you'll probably need to open up at least 4 to 5 slots for the Tent.

I'm checking on the pony prize but given support is limited over the weekend, I'm not sure if I can get an answer until Monday morning, California time, but I'll check all the same. I should think there would be additional goal after Goal 7 which rewards us with the Pony. Members who got ahead, please help to post. Thanks Funky for the info! I haven't time to update event post but will do after the maintenance.

redfoxytail
11-05-16, 10:24 PM
Got 2 votes from fishing with normal bait in the swirling fishing spots.

Rynetory2
11-05-16, 10:24 PM
Please make sure you check into your game and load your crafts in your Tent before the maintenance starts.


Scheduled Maintenance Sunday 11/6/2016 (http://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?95334-Scheduled-Maintenance-Sunday-11-6-2016)


Regina;1365118']Our games will be down for maintenance on Sunday, November 6th at 1:50 AM PDT. Expected downtime is ~2 hours.

Thank you for your patience!

http://imgur.com/xv6Lrsb.png

You can use this Time Zone Converter (http://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/) to figure out your local time. You can enter "San Francisco" for the S8 time zone.

JonaNineve
11-06-16, 01:06 AM
The time is to short, so I'll stop. I Will do my best to help others. Good luck!

judafarm
11-06-16, 02:17 AM
Please make sure you check into your game and load your crafts in your Tent before the maintenance starts.

Why now??? :(

We already have so little time for this goal and now also take 2 hours from us :( :( :(

Im disappointed :(

Rynetory2
11-06-16, 03:01 AM
Why now??? :(

We already have so little time for this goal and now also take 2 hours from us :( :( :(

Im disappointed :(

I wished it wasnt during this event as well but thank goodness it's not too long. Hopefully we all can catch up, I know I need to. You can drop your feedback in Scheduled Maintenance Sunday 11/6/2016 (http://forums.storm8.com/showthread.php?95334-Scheduled-Maintenance-Sunday-11-6-2016).

Edit to add: Games are back! :)

FunkyJM
11-06-16, 04:14 AM
Hi all,

After we finish Goal Campaigning for Cute 7/7, the pop-up below will show up. The Election Pony will be in your Cellar to put out.

GOAL Pony for President
Feed your Election Pony (to be found in your Cellar)
REWARD: 130 coins, 30 Experience

http://i67.tinypic.com/oihhjm.jpg

jump00
11-06-16, 04:19 AM
Hi Funky, congrats and thanks for the information!

judafarm
11-06-16, 05:12 AM
Hi Judafarm,

I wasn't asked for the Cookies or Cake on the other goals. I still have mine in my barn. I think, if it is needed again, they will show up in the Election Tent to be made again. Personally I don't think they will be needed again but I can't confirm this yet.
The Lapel Pins from goal 6 will still be up to be made at goal 7. Save 2 Lapel Pins from goal 6 though to Make those 2 Election Vests at goal 7.

Thank you for this information :)

Rynetory2
11-06-16, 05:31 AM
Hi all,

After we finish Goal Campaigning for Cute 7/7, the pop-up below will show up. The Election Pony will be in your Cellar to put out.

Many thanks for posting! I'm sure everyone is relieved to finally see the Pony goal haha. :D

All info updated to Post 4.

lydiahin
11-06-16, 05:43 AM
Question... does everyone play this game non stop? I have been tending to it pretty much since this last quest started and am only on the 4th. I must be doing something wrong because you all seem to be way ahead. Some of these things take 4 or 5 hours to make and you will need 4 of them... the deliveries only drop a ballot every now and then. This is a fun game but can be very very frustrating. Any tip is greatly appreciated!

Rynetory2
11-06-16, 06:16 AM
Question... does everyone play this game non stop? I have been tending to it pretty much since this last quest started and am only on the 4th. I must be doing something wrong because you all seem to be way ahead. Some of these things take 4 or 5 hours to make and you will need 4 of them... the deliveries only drop a ballot every now and then. This is a fun game but can be very very frustrating. Any tip is greatly appreciated!

I've still lagging behind as well. Dont worry, you arent alone on this. FunkyJM gemmed through some of the goals to help us with the info. Dont get stressed ok. :)

NunuusFarm
11-06-16, 06:54 AM
Question... does everyone play this game non stop? I have been tending to it pretty much since this last quest started and am only on the 4th. I must be doing something wrong because you all seem to be way ahead. Some of these things take 4 or 5 hours to make and you will need 4 of them... the deliveries only drop a ballot every now and then. This is a fun game but can be very very frustrating. Any tip is greatly appreciated!

I earn my gems through playing so im very careful with how I use them. However I used about gems on the super long goals - I think that was foal 3 not sure - after that it gets much better. Im now on goal 6 and its looking much better. Keep checking your newspaper for ballots I bought some from there - I think people are giving up already �� Feel free to add me, I think ill have extra ones to sell once im done. Also check the buy/sell thread and you'll find lots of nice players who are more than willing to help :)

Yaaayy im so relieved the grand prize is a pony after all ������

lydiahin
11-06-16, 08:30 AM
Thanks for the encouragement! I now am trying to mine gold but no such luck. Also out of mining tools....it's just never ending. I understand it should be challenging but it sure would be nice if we get a break every now and then!

ginrae22
11-06-16, 09:24 AM
Hot would be awfully nice if most of us actually had some SUCCESS even though our lives and schedules are absolutely too crazy to devote every waking minute to these events. I haven't finished even one event... in at least 6 months. Maybe longer. And with each new event the opportunity to actually help each other finish gets smaller and smaller. I'm really starting to think that I'm going to drop all of these games soon. Which makes me sad. So let me get back to my futile efforts to get this pony. Sorry for the complaining guys, but I just had to get this off my chest.

jigsaw75
11-06-16, 10:02 AM
Question... does everyone play this game non stop? I have been tending to it pretty much since this last quest started and am only on the 4th. I must be doing something wrong because you all seem to be way ahead. Some of these things take 4 or 5 hours to make and you will need 4 of them... the deliveries only drop a ballot every now and then. This is a fun game but can be very very frustrating. Any tip is greatly appreciated!

I did not use any gems in this event and I'm on the 7th goal. I opened a third slot on the tent and that seemed sufficent for crafting items. I tend to craft the shorter time items during the day or when I can play. The longer items for overnight or when I can't play. I also pay attention to what items need to be GIVEN and not just made. Setting the timer so I can queue the next item is helpful too.

When I am in "game mode" I check in every 30 minutes to make deliveries, craft items and delete orders that cannot be filled within a few minutes.

I did luck out and buy some ballots and wool on the market. I don't fish, mine or craft jewelry outside of events so I have a stockpile of tools and gold (thank you pot of gold prize from a previous event). I do not begin mining or fishing until I get the pop up for mandatory mining or fishing.

I currently have a family of 6 staying with my family for a week so dealing with my own 2 kids and their homework, 6 jet-lagged people (3 of whom need to do Their homework) plus touristy stuff...I don't have much time either.

Good luck to you!

FunkyJM
11-06-16, 12:42 PM
Hi all,

Also from me, thanks to those sharing their tips and giving encouragement.

@ Rynetory, you are very welcome sweetie.

For those who asked and for those who wanna know cause of space problems in their barn, hereby :D :
The 3 Election Cookies from goal 2: after goal 2 you can sell these.
The 6 Election Cakes from goal 3: after goal 3 you can sell these.
The 3 Election Ciders from goal 4: after goal 4 you can sell these.
The 3 Lapel Pins from goal 6: KEEP 2 Lapel Pins to make the 2 Election Vests at goal 7. Only 1 of the 3 Lapel Pins will be an extra one you may sell.

Maybe also handy:
Needs for goal 5: 10 filled ballot, 6 wool, 4 iron, 2 gold, 2 Golden Pin.
Needs for goal 6: 6 iron, 3 insider dirt, 3 ballot paper.
Needs for goal 7: 16 filled ballot, 10 wool, 4 silver, 3 gold, 3 insider dirt, 3 Election Cupcake, 3 ballot paper, 2 Lapel Pin.
Depending on if you have to Make 1 OR 3 Election Cupcake (Making 1 is part of the goal. Perhaps you may be lucky to get 2 from Stormie, Newspaper or Neighbor's Shop so you won't have to Make the 2 extra Election Cupcake to make the 3 Election Gift):
Needs for 1 Election Cupcake: 1 cheese, 1 white sugar, 2 flour, 4 milk.
Needs for 3 Election Cupcake: 3 cheese, 3 white sugar, 6 flour, 12 milk.
Goal 7 is a MAKE goal, so you don't have to wait for everything to be ready to Give.

Sad to see, that after you finish this event, it's no longer possible to make items in the Election Tent. Would have been nice to be able to Make like the Election Cupcake to help out farmers so they only have to Make 1. Would be great if S8 can make this possible or in future events.

Good luck all!

FunkyJM
11-06-16, 01:03 PM
Thank you for this information :)


Hi Funky, congrats and thanks for the information!


Thank you for this information :)


Many thanks for posting! I'm sure everyone is relieved to finally see the Pony goal haha. :D
All info updated to Post 4.

Very Welcome. Happy to share the info :)

caron7
11-06-16, 01:12 PM
Thanks to Funky for all the info here. It has been a help. I have lined up all the extra items I need for the vests, etc in step 7, like wool and silver. Just need tent to clear out these long making crafts so I can begin. Very hard still to find the official votes for the prize machine. I'm fishing, mining, sending deliveries. I don't see how I will get all the prizes, especially when I've received duplicates already. Wishing all good luck !!

caron7
11-06-16, 01:14 PM
Hot would be awfully nice if most of us actually had some SUCCESS even though our lives and schedules are absolutely too crazy to devote every waking minute to these events. I haven't finished even one event... in at least 6 months. Maybe longer. And with each new event the opportunity to actually help each other finish gets smaller and smaller. I'm really starting to think that I'm going to drop all of these games soon. Which makes me sad. So let me get back to my futile efforts to get this pony. Sorry for the complaining guys, but I just had to get this off my chest.

I do agree with You. Wish this game was less stress and more easy to succeed. That's actually what I need in life, just an enjoyable hobby with cute animals and some challenge, but not another full time job.

Lilliepaddd
11-06-16, 01:22 PM
Please TL increase drop rate of pins. If i get a pin is a duplicate. Help us!!! Thx

Allie0105
11-06-16, 08:42 PM
Does anyone know if you still receive tokens from deliveries or mining after you complete the pony goal? I haven't received any tokens since I got my pony. I'm not sure how to complete the election machine goals if these methods are removed.

Thankful12
11-06-16, 11:06 PM
Also, as a tip, I had 50 mining tools and used up 30 looking for gold, after only finding 2 pieces (even using some mining boosts), it occurred to me we all have that "oro vein" for a bronze cowbell. I ended up getting the rest of everything I needed from just the one vein. You have to have pick axes to use on it, but you can mine from it up to 10 times. I should have done it in the first place and saved myself a lot of stress

kindefarm1890
11-07-16, 03:12 AM
Seeing a lot duplicates in the token machine as well. I turned in four sets of official votes and below are the results.
1. Turned in 15 votes and had 10 unique items and 5 duplicates
2. Turned in 8 votes and had 4 unique items and 4 duplicates
3. Turned in 7 votes and had 1 unique item and 6 duplicates
4. Turned in 7 votes and had 2 unique items and 5 duplicates

Total 37 votes turned in for 17 unique items and 20 duplicates. I received 1 official vote from mining, 0 from fishing, 3 from deliveries all the rest from the tasks or the ballot box.

Not certain if I will get the last 3 items, thankfully the items that I wanted I did received from the token machine. Well back to making cupcakes before I finish the last three gifts. Good luck everyone.

caron7
11-07-16, 06:08 AM
Does anyone know if you still receive tokens from deliveries or mining after you complete the pony goal? I haven't received any tokens since I got my pony. I'm not sure how to complete the election machine goals if these methods are removed.

I got a set from fishing today, after getting the pony this morning. Have never received one from a delivery. As in the post above, I am receiving a lot of duplicate prizes so am very unlikely to finish the prize machine. There is a shopping cart icon to the right of the prize machine, a third tab. There is a question mark, a gumball machine, and this shopping cart. This won't load for me. Can you buy missing prizes??

Also, as reported earlier, I never got the option to buy the ballot box on my level 69 farm. Was this intentional for higher level farms?

Rynetory2
11-07-16, 06:19 AM
Also, as reported earlier, I never got the option to buy the ballot box on my level 69 farm. Was this intentional for higher level farms?

That's very strange. I'm at level 80s and I have it. Sorry though that you don't. I'll pass your feedback to the team.

npt727
11-07-16, 06:20 AM
What is the ballot box? I also do not have the option to buy one. I'm on level 57.

Rynetory2
11-07-16, 06:21 AM
What is the ballot box? I also do not have the option to buy one. I'm on level 57.

Oh dear, you as well lol?! Hang on, let me pic it.

Here you go.

http://i328.photobucket.com/albums/l339/z0000/Event/Farm%20Election%20Event/IMG_2513_zpsb7cixggd.jpeg

npt727
11-07-16, 06:38 AM
Oh dear, you as well lol?! Hang on, let me pic it.

Here you go.

http://i328.photobucket.com/albums/l339/z0000/Event/Farm%20Election%20Event/IMG_2513_zpsb7cixggd.jpeg

Thanks! No I don't have that in the market. Using latest version of the game also. But I see it's 149 gems and I most likely would've passed anyway. Saving my gems for Christmas Event now. Lol ��

Rynetory2
11-07-16, 06:51 AM
Also, as reported earlier, I never got the option to buy the ballot box on my level 69 farm. Was this intentional for higher level farms?

What is the ballot box? I also do not have the option to buy one. I'm on level 57.

I'm not sure why you guys don't get it. It's very strange indeed. I've passed it along to the team for them to take note. Sorry about this guys. On a happier note, I'm glad to hear that you both didn't need it so you didn't missed out. :)

zxzxzp
11-07-16, 07:20 AM
I am at the last stage. I think in will be able to finish. I was not sure since I has a very busy weekend with no wifi most of the day.
Just as a positive feedback to S8, I like that all the crafts had to be made in the tent. Especially on the first few days, when ballot papers and filled ballots were hard to find. It kept the machines free to make things for delivaries. I wasn't sure initially, cause it meant lots of waiting. But anyway crafts don't appear till the particular stage, so it's better off in a separate machine. But I needed to add more slots (very painful to use the few paint I had collected) But it's helped queue up stuff since I couldn't log in too much.
After the first day, I found most of the ballot papers in the market an in nbrs stores.
I also like the idea of Thankful12 about using ore vein. I think I will try use it next time.

mearro
11-07-16, 08:36 AM
It seems like I completely stopped getting the official votes. For two days I have been sending out delivered, mining and fishing like mad and not a single vote. This event is too hard.

Oneyellowlab
11-07-16, 10:39 AM
Oh dear, you as well lol?! Hang on, let me pic it.

Here you go.

http://i328.photobucket.com/albums/l339/z0000/Event/Farm%20Election%20Event/IMG_2513_zpsb7cixggd.jpeg

I am level 72 and I don't have the option to buy the ballot box either. The drop rate on official votes is terrible - I've been playing events for a long time now and I haven't seen it this bad before. :(:(

mearro
11-07-16, 10:46 AM
Oh dear, you as well lol?! Hang on, let me pic it.

Here you go.

http://i328.photobucket.com/albums/l339/z0000/Event/Farm%20Election%20Event/IMG_2513_zpsb7cixggd.jpeg

I don't see it either, is it only for much higher levels?

ReconKat
11-07-16, 11:10 AM
Oh dear, you as well lol?! Hang on, let me pic it.

Here you go.

http://i328.photobucket.com/albums/l339/z0000/Event/Farm%20Election%20Event/IMG_2513_zpsb7cixggd.jpeg

I didn't have it either.

Lilliepaddd
11-07-16, 12:51 PM
Level 82 no ballot box. Not that I would have bought it for that price.
I just fished 30 times---- 0 pins!!!! Ugh if I am lucky to find 1 or 2 it's a duplicate!

TL rethink your events. You frustrate me. I did get my donkey with lots of play this weekend. :)

syncler78
11-07-16, 02:58 PM
I am only level 59 and I have the ballot box available. However for 149 gems I can neither afford it nor want it.

hazydaisy80
11-07-16, 03:11 PM
Hi, is there anyway I can remove the voting booths, basically I don't want them on the farm anymore?

mearro
11-07-16, 04:06 PM
How interesting - I just got the election float from the prize machine and I don't have all the prizes yet! How random is that? Would also love to know if the pony is at the end of the goals, because if it isn't, I'm going to stop now!

The same just happened to me now, did you attempt to get them all anyway? I would try but I can barely get any official votes :(

And it's true, it really does nothing.

Rynetory2
11-07-16, 05:35 PM
I don't see it either, is it only for much higher levels?

I don't think so. Lilliepaddd at level 82 didn't get it either. Not sure why some got it and some didn't.

Rynetory2
11-07-16, 05:36 PM
Hi, is there anyway I can remove the voting booths, basically I don't want them on the farm anymore?

We should be able to store them after the event. :)

Allie0105
11-07-16, 07:19 PM
I dont have the option of the ballot box either. Oh well.

hazydaisy80
11-07-16, 07:29 PM
We should be able to store them after the event. :)

Many thanks 🙂

mjnp
11-07-16, 07:56 PM
I was able to finish the event. I sped up the very long crafting items in about level 2 or 3 only when I was worried, but I likely could have finished without it. I did have to buy dirt on the market because I used up 16 mining tools and only found one dirt. Otherwise things went much more smoothly. Lots of ballots and papers on the market to help out. Thank you for all sharing. The pony is cute. It would have been nice it the vests and buttons and hats that we crafted for different animals actually were put on them. That would have been very cute. I would suggest that the team do that for future events.

bj2500
11-08-16, 06:45 AM
Level 45 no ballot box here

Peggyg723
11-08-16, 07:46 AM
if your last item is still "cooking" when event ends.. do you still get the prize? I am desperately trying to finish but need cupcakes to complete my gifts.. not sure I can make it before time is up

safepe0ple
11-08-16, 08:30 AM
I am so tired of not getting official ballots for the election machine,from the various spots. I waste all my tools, when I know I will need them on next event. This game needs to be more generous with the goal so you don't lose to people's frustrations!!!😡.

NunuusFarm
11-08-16, 10:00 AM
if your last item is still "cooking" when event ends.. do you still get the prize? I am desperately trying to finish but need cupcakes to complete my gifts.. not sure I can make it before time is up

Yes you will. For goal 7 you only need to make the items but you dint have to give them. Good luck :)

Peggyg723
11-08-16, 11:14 AM
thanks Nunuss that buys me a little time!

kindefarm1890
11-08-16, 02:49 PM
I turned in the last of the official votes and still did not receive all the items from the machine.

Turned in 6 votes yesterday for 1 unique item and 5 duplicates
Turned in 7 votes today for 0 unique items and 7 duplicates

Final count 50 official votes turned in for 18 unique items and 32 duplicates.

I am happy for the players that received the final item with or without having to actually get all 20 items.

AllyPally215
11-08-16, 02:49 PM
Also stuck at 17 of 20 - hardly get any official votes and if I get any it's a duplicate:( and I can't say I didn't try...

Lilliepaddd
11-08-16, 06:27 PM
Wayyyy too many duplicates!!!! TL has to fix this. Luck based events are not fair. Not that I really wanted that big stand. I'm Canadian but still. I was able to get a few other items but I have 5 scarecrows and I had tons of dirt. You really need to respect the players more.

Other than that I was glad to get the donkey.

Rynetory2
11-08-16, 06:53 PM
Hi, is there anyway I can remove the voting booths, basically I don't want them on the farm anymore?

You can store them now. :)

mearro
11-09-16, 03:36 AM
The final item from the machine is just a decoration, it's a real shame it's not like the campsite

jump00
11-09-16, 07:15 AM
You can store them now. :)

So this morning my voting booths disappeared on their own. The election tent was giving me an option to "upgrade" it. Not sure why I would want to do that. I stored it in my cellar. Then I was rearranging things on the farm and it looks like the spots for the voting booths are still showing red like there's something there but I sure can't see it. Force closed and still can't access those areas. Weird.

I love the pony and am so happy he wasn't the prize machine final prize or I would have never won him!

FunkyJM
11-09-16, 09:49 AM
So this morning my voting booths disappeared on their own. The election tent was giving me an option to "upgrade" it. Not sure why I would want to do that. I stored it in my cellar. Then I was rearranging things on the farm and it looks like the spots for the voting booths are still showing red like there's something there but I sure can't see it. Force closed and still can't access those areas. Weird.

I love the pony and am so happy he wasn't the prize machine final prize or I would have never won him!

Hi all,

Just read above message so I went to my farm to check it out. My Voting Booths weren't showing either but the spots I had them on were not free either. I pressed on one of the spots and kept pressing. Then the Menu, whereby you can store items, appeared. I choose Store and now I see the Voting Booths in my Cellar :)

ReconKat
11-09-16, 01:19 PM
Hi all,

Just read above message so I went to my farm to check it out. My Voting Booths weren't showing either but the spots I had them on were not free either. I pressed on one of the spots and kept pressing. Then the Menu, whereby you can store items, appeared. I choose Store and now I see the Voting Booths in my Cellar :)

I can see the voting booths in my cellar, but when i place them back on my farm, they are still invisible.

Rynetory2
11-09-16, 05:43 PM
@ jump00, FunkyJM, ReconKat

Haha we have another mini game in our farms - "Can you remember where you placed your booths?" ;)
Thanks for reporting. I've flagged this over. In the mean time, you can still store them (assuming you remember where they were lol). :D

FunkyJM
11-10-16, 04:56 AM
@ jump00, FunkyJM, ReconKat

Haha we have another mini game in our farms - "Can you remember where you placed your booths?" ;)
Thanks for reporting. I've flagged this over. In the mean time, you can still store them (assuming you remember where they were lol). :D

LOL :D :D :D :p

ReconKat
11-10-16, 07:32 AM
@ jump00, FunkyJM, ReconKat

Haha we have another mini game in our farms - "Can you remember where you placed your booths?" ;)
Thanks for reporting. I've flagged this over. In the mean time, you can still store them (assuming you remember where they were lol). :D

Lol! Love my mini game! :p