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  1. #241
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfstone View Post
    Yeah, so... I might be guilty of getting up in the middle of the night to do nature?s work and playing my game to prevent me from falling asleep on my own game of ?thrones?. My rationale is this:

    There are like, 8-9 hours of my day holding 40 energy while I sleep. It would be wasteful NOT to play like a creature in the night. Think of what I?m accomplishing! Do NOT think what this means about you as a person, life goals, your VERY adult age, or that you could just be actually sleeping through the night. Oh, no. Think of that grand number 40, haunting you. THINK OF THE ALPACAS. They need shearing, for crying out loud. What kind of farmer are you??
    Sleeping is overrated. So is adulting.

    On on another note, those of you with 70 alpacas, have you hit a maximum for sweet cream or are the cream and sugar limitless?

    (Wooooooot!! Just got a gold nugget from my rock outcropping )

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    I'm sorry to all of those afflicted with nosprinkleskunkitis. Perhaps this image of my sheep looking like he's licking the ice-cream will help. I highly recommend positioning one in front of your ICM. The animation really makes it.

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  3. #243
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyrae View Post
    Sleeping is overrated. So is adulting.

    (Wooooooot!! Just got a gold nugget from my rock outcropping )
    Sleeping is just rude and so much better midday when you realize how old you are and that naps are like gifts from your own body to YOU.

    And I also got a gold nugget! Goldfinger high-five! 🙌
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  4. #244
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    Quote Originally Posted by wishtheywerereal View Post
    Did you also happen to notice the drop rate for coins?

    Anyone, M'77 in particular, please do check my reasoning...

    The adorable Swirlicorn needs 20 gold coins, and in the trade booth, each gold coin needs 6 bronze and 3 silver.

    If one is trading for the silver:
    3 bronze for 1 silver, x 3 needed, 9 more bronze coins.

    6+9=15 bronze for each gold coin.

    15 bronze per gold x 20 gold coins for Swirlicorn = 300 bronze coins total for the Swirlicorn.

    Yes, the ICM will drop the rare other type of coin besides bronze, but this puts it in a way at least I can get my head around.

    No one is going to get all the coins back during the event, but you do get an awesome looking Swirlicorn and their (on the high end) sweet drops forevermore. : )

    Mystery box trade: 7 bronze, 2 silver, 1 gold.
    7 bronze straightforwardly, 6 for the silver, and 15 bronze for the gold, 7+6+15=
    Total of 28 bronze coins per mystery box trade.

    The Swirlicorn is therefore the equivalent of (300/28) ... 10.7 mystery box drops.

    Leaving aside for the moment the (im)practicality of my even having a chance for a Swirlicorn without gemming, I so so so would love to get an Alicorn from the mystery trade, so I am putting my efforts there. The Swirlicorn artwork is so lovely, but with my sweet feasts already over 90 with hard work and support from Sabina's Sweet Shop from a previous event, and the Swirlicorn also dropping sugar, fertiliser, horse hair, and sugar cane, I reluctantly will be giving this gorgeous critter a miss. I look forward to seeing it on your board though! SO cute! : )
    When a new event opens, I focus on what I want to walk away from the event with, what it will take to get there and how much time and effort (or the rare gems) I'm willing to expend in getting those things. This gives me a great starting point from which I can divvy up my resources and put them in the right places to meet my goals.

    From the start of this one, I knew wanted to get at least one of each new item (same as all events) and predicting the Swirlicorn would act like the Pfefferknot Pony, I wanted to get it as early as possible. That way, I've got it checked off my inventory list and I can get the most use out of its Chocolate Coin drops or the rest of the event. That's really all the thought I put into it, lol.

    Since I normally don't spend gems to complete events (other than purchasing one of each item for sale in the market) the biggest thing I had to decide was how many gems did I want to spend on this event. I have a small hoard of gems, but I needed to make sure I only spent an amount that I was okay with - which ended up being about 150 gems. I chose this number because this is roughly what limited time event items are normally sold at in our markets. I can easily part with that amount of gems and not hate myself or question my willpower for pixels, lol.

    Anyway, I looked over my notes for the last event like this one and decided the best place for me to spend those gems wasn't on speeding up the crafts nor was it to use them to buy materials to start said crafts but to pour them into the mountain. I didn't work out the math or anything, just used my prior knowledge of where I personally wanted to put my efforts in this event and what would work best for my playing habits.

    So, I spent yesterday using those 150 gems to speed up my ICM again and again when I had the free time. By doing so, I got a nice head start on my chocolate coin collection, started converting them to gold, upgraded ICM to level 8 and I ended up with enough sprinkles that when the time came to craft the sundaes I was ready.

    The drops do get better the higher it's leveled and I've found that from level 5 on mine could drop 1-10 bronze, 1-2 silver and 1 gold. If I get a big bronze drop it was usually on its own, and single bronze drops brought with it either silver or gold. From level 7 on, most of the single drops disappeared and instead I mostly got drops of of 2 types of coins with the rare three at a time dropping though all three dropping is nearly a guarantee that it'll be one of each only. I ended last night with enough chocolate coins that I was placing my Swirlicorn before bed.

    I plan to complete the rest of the event foregoing any gem spending. I'll finish upgrading the ICM today then I've nothing to focus on but chocolate coins and trades! I've set an alarm to notify me every 2 hours so I can faithfully collect from the mountain and it'll be a good reminder to check my trade drops as well.

    I'm already having a blast. Love, love, love this type of event!!

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    Lv 8 Moiuntain just dropped 7 Bronze coins and 1 silver. So looks like drops may get better indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnirasSweets View Post
    When a new event opens, I focus on what I want to walk away from the event with, what it will take to get there and how much time and effort (or the rare gems) I'm willing to expend in getting those things. This gives me a great starting point from which I can divvy up my resources and put them in the right places to meet my goals.

    From the start of this one, I knew wanted to get at least one of each new item (same as all events) and predicting the Swirlicorn would act like the Pfefferknot Pony, I wanted to get it as early as possible. That way, I've got it checked off my inventory list and I can get the most use out of its Chocolate Coin drops or the rest of the event. That's really all the thought I put into it, lol.

    Since I normally don't spend gems to complete events (other than purchasing one of each item for sale in the market) the biggest thing I had to decide was how many gems did I want to spend on this event. I have a small hoard of gems, but I needed to make sure I only spent an amount that I was okay with - which ended up being about 150 gems. I chose this number because this is roughly what limited time event items are normally sold at in our markets. I can easily part with that amount of gems and not hate myself or question my willpower for pixels, lol.

    Anyway, I looked over my notes for the last event like this one and decided the best place for me to spend those gems wasn't on speeding up the crafts nor was it to use them to buy materials to start said crafts but to pour them into the mountain. I didn't work out the math or anything, just used my prior knowledge of where I personally wanted to put my efforts in this event and what would work best for my playing habits.

    So, I spent yesterday using those 150 gems to speed up my ICM again and again when I had the free time. By doing so, I got a nice head start on my chocolate coin collection, started converting them to gold, upgraded ICM to level 8 and I ended up with enough sprinkles that when the time came to craft the sundaes I was ready.

    The drops do get better the higher it's leveled and I've found that from level 5 on mine could drop 1-10 bronze, 1-2 silver and 1 gold. If I get a big bronze drop it was usually on its own, and single bronze drops brought with it either silver or gold. From level 7 on, most of the single drops disappeared and instead I mostly got drops of of 2 types of coins with the rare three at a time dropping though all three dropping is nearly a guarantee that it'll be one of each only. I ended last night with enough chocolate coins that I was placing my Swirlicorn before bed.

    I plan to complete the rest of the event foregoing any gem spending. I'll finish upgrading the ICM today then I've nothing to focus on but chocolate coins and trades! I've set an alarm to notify me every 2 hours so I can faithfully collect from the mountain and it'll be a good reminder to check my trade drops as well.

    I'm already having a blast. Love, love, love this type of event!!
    Thank you for sharing your strategy AnnirasSweets!
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    Sorry if this has already been posted.

    Level 10 goal and upgrade requirements
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    Swirlicorn 7h collection time
    Max 1, craft is greyed out after making one.
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    Last edited by zoroak; 08-17-19 at 12:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbfps116 View Post
    I was about to spend 120 gems speeding up the ice cream mountain to get enough sprinkles for well, spinkles so he could give me more sprinkles and

    IS NOT GUARANTEED SPAWN. UNBELIEVABLE! 10 LEVELS. HOW IN THE UNIVERSE.
    If you are going to gem through regarding sprinkles, it's much cheaper to just buy the royal sundae for 25 gems. : ) That way, even a constipated spawn rate will cover whatever your gem budget won't. The main reason to gem through the ICM rather than buy the sundae is really for the choccie coins for trades. However, we get an unknown boost in choccie coin drops at each level too. This strategy of sundae purchasing also saves significant energy and cooking time.

    Edit add: ASweets, I join the thanks to you for sharing the strategy! I was mulling over having a ?10 a month budget for such things, it isn't much and the enjoyment is pretty spectacular for me too (if Mr Sprinkles isn't locked up in the back of a cop car on the M25) : ) If some gems go on sale in the next couple of days, I will certainly deploy some strategy or another. What is your thought about buying sundaes? At L5 now, I need 8 more, (8x25) 200 gems, over your budget. I guess I answered my own question by thinking out loud.

    It does, however, depend on the spawn rate for one's Mr Sprinkles. There is no way to know that in advance and it is a bit of a chocolate coin toss, as it were. Your thoughts welcome. : )
    Last edited by wishtheywerereal; 08-17-19 at 11:40 AM. Reason: Fixing sundae maths
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  9. #249
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    For those having trouble sleeping, have you tried counting sheep <rim shot> ?

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    I bow down to your wisdom, Anniras and thank you for all the nuggets of knowledge you give us
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