For me, every time we have a prize that is a random drop (from chopped chests/adventure/whatever) I always look at the item and ask myself, "If this item were in the market, how many gems would I be willing to spend on it and how many of the item would I likely purchase?" I use this as a baseline on how many gems I actually feel comfortable using to try and win the prize.
When my spending allowance is decided, I chop the event plant and slay the event monster until I have enough materials to send out a dozen adventures before I finally start with the actual adventure. Once started, I often speed adventures up when it gets to point where it costs 1 or 2 gems - mostly so my playing fits into my schedule without needing to rearrange real life too much but at times it's to fit in extra adventures. I'll then keep sending out adventures (and speeding up as needed) until I run out of materials. At this point, I reevaluate where I'm at to see if I want to start the cycle over to keep adventuring or if I'm happy with my results.
As for how many adventures.... I know for the Thankful Turkey adventure, I sent around 60 adventures and it was only on the final day of the event that I got the prize. Before that, the notable adventure for me was when I went crazy and likely sent out at least a hundred adventures for my Baron Puppets. Did I spend gems? Yes, I did. Do I regret it? Not at all; even with spending gems, it was less than if I purchased the puppets outright. I love their artwork and their drops have helped me amass a lovely rotten cabbage collection for the tent
60-100 adventure runs to get that special drop . Wow it really is an urban myth for the majority of the players. Thank you for sharing this. Really glad to know this. Next similar event I don’t need to bother that much for adventures. Like most players I don’t have resources for such a vast amount of runs.
DeadPixel and ASweets - thanks for that, really helpful! AND interesting! I usually play closer to DP's strategy. REALLY keeps perspective about the chances, incredibly helpful! I would love to splurge out on an event w a fab adventure prize and go for the proverbial broke. Now I know it can take up to 60. WHOA. : )
ClassySnake, thanks again for the responsiveness. There has been noticeably more from the S8 team, VERY appreciated.
Not accepting neighbors. Sorry. Gratitude for all forum contributors and leaders. This game would be unplayable without you.
Inventory card for Celeste. Apologies if already posted. And a pic of all items as a relative size comparison. Yes and as CelineDragoness has mentioned, 2h collection and 2x2 size. So far everything has been just coins and XP during collections but there was a rare simple feast from one of the Circadians.
All with the exception of the bed, have fab sound effects when tapped on (not just during collections). Favourite is the drummer.
Just got a black flag for spellbound dew from Celeste.
And I just noticed she now snores when tapped on!
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I 'tried' for the rare adventure prize one time. The only prize I have ever won from adventures was the fairy. And I won her on my 3rd adventure. Now I chop what has to be chopped and if I earn enough items through normal game play, I will send out an adventure. I don't bother with spending gems or burning through energy to make an adventure happen. Through the course of the event I usually gather enough items to make about 6-10 adventures. But that is my choice and how I have decided to handle these events. To each his own. I don't have time to be stressed over a game. If I win it, yay; if I don't, eh oh well.
All this to say that a very much appreciate knowing in advance what each event prize drops - thanks for that, S8 Team! For this event I've decided to only do the faerie chests, since I'm usually maxed on spellbound dew. It's great to be able to pick and choose - and to know I won't regret not doing the other parts afterwards.