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Cletus.... You ripped me off. Or was it EA???

There are so many incorrect statements here, I really don't feel like tackling them.

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  • realmrsupra
    93 posts
    edited July 2014
    neuroheart wrote:
    There are so many incorrect statements here, I really don't feel like tackling them.

    Thanks anyway neuroheart. I enjoy your posts so won't get too insulted. I thought it was a clear worthy post, but I respect your opinion. Happy tapping.
  • Samaranth01
    2181 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    My accusation rises from:

    I usually enjoy harvesting crops every 4 hours or even 30 minutes if I know I'll be tapping often that day. Well, reading on the forum about corn and a new update forcing a new crop, I decided to plant corn today and see if the anticipated update forces a new crop and therefore an early corn harvest. So I planted corn 3 hours ago.
    Just now, I get a 8 hour task for Cletus to brew moonshine. I do not have the premium moonshine still and my farm is growing corn. I got excited, thinking this would be my lucky day and I get to harvest corn early. Yaaay.
    Not so. Corn is still slooooowly growing and somehow Cletus is brewing moonshine, somewhere....

    That yokel. He's smarter than I thought. I still feel giving this task should have effected the current crop.

    EA, if you're listening, I'll take an apology in the form of warm, yummy donuts.... Mmmmmmm donuts.

    That trick with the corn only works during events when part of the questline involves growing a crop on Cletus's farm. Such as during Valentines when you had to grow roses. If that's the only reason you plant it, then it's best to wait until it comes up, then plant the corn before starting that particular task. You can cancel the corn if you want by storing the farm. You will lose the money you paid but the farm will be free when you bring it back out
    As for the moonshine, is that to brew moonshine or to grow the crop. If it's for Cletus to brew moonshine, you can do that regardless of what's growing on the farm. You just need Cletus free.
  • JimJ321
    4208 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    My accusation rises from:

    I usually enjoy harvesting crops every 4 hours or even 30 minutes if I know I'll be tapping often that day. Well, reading on the forum about corn and a new update forcing a new crop, I decided to plant corn today and see if the anticipated update forces a new crop and therefore an early corn harvest. So I planted corn 3 hours ago.
    Just now, I get a 8 hour task for Cletus to brew moonshine. I do not have the premium moonshine still and my farm is growing corn. I got excited, thinking this would be my lucky day and I get to harvest corn early. Yaaay.
    Not so. Corn is still slooooowly growing and somehow Cletus is brewing moonshine, somewhere....

    That yokel. He's smarter than I thought. I still feel giving this task should have effected the current crop.

    EA, if you're listening, I'll take an apology in the form of warm, yummy donuts.... Mmmmmmm donuts.

    Hello. If the moonshine shows up in your task list it doesn't mean Cletus is doing it, it is waiting to be done. Again, hello and happy tapping.
  • MusicBooks960
    903 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    My accusation rises from:

    I usually enjoy harvesting crops every 4 hours or even 30 minutes if I know I'll be tapping often that day. Well, reading on the forum about corn and a new update forcing a new crop, I decided to plant corn today and see if the anticipated update forces a new crop and therefore an early corn harvest. So I planted corn 3 hours ago.
    Just now, I get a 8 hour task for Cletus to brew moonshine. I do not have the premium moonshine still and my farm is growing corn. I got excited, thinking this would be my lucky day and I get to harvest corn early. Yaaay.
    Not so. Corn is still slooooowly growing and somehow Cletus is brewing moonshine, somewhere....

    That yokel. He's smarter than I thought. I still feel giving this task should have effected the current crop.

    EA, if you're listening, I'll take an apology in the form of warm, yummy donuts.... Mmmmmmm donuts.
    In all fairness, no one knows when the next update will drop. Since we got level 43 so recently, I'm not expecting anything anytime soon (Prove me wrong, EA, I dare you, in fact I triple DOG dare you!). As for the sped up corn, it has only happened once as long as I've been playing. If I remember correctly (which in all fairness, I may not), it was during the Valentines event earlier this year, and it only happened so they could introduce the event's special crop, which were rose bushes. I just remember being hacked off that I missed an exploit I would have been happy to, well, exploit. Now as for your particular situation, sometimes the game will produce random "make-work" tasks, particularly if your town is sort of at a slow point. Are you sure the "brew moonshine" task didn't just show up in your task book, and is therefore waiting to be done until your corn is grown? Either way, I regret to inform you EA isn't going to care, but unless there's some weird bug I've never personally heard of going on in your game, I can probably walk you through this.
  • jraffa50
    559 posts
    edited July 2014
    My accusation rises from:

    I usually enjoy harvesting crops every 4 hours or even 30 minutes if I know I'll be tapping often that day. Well, reading on the forum about corn and a new update forcing a new crop, I decided to plant corn today and see if the anticipated update forces a new crop and therefore an early corn harvest. So I planted corn 3 hours ago.
    Just now, I get a 8 hour task for Cletus to brew moonshine. I do not have the premium moonshine still and my farm is growing corn. I got excited, thinking this would be my lucky day and I get to harvest corn early. Yaaay.
    Not so. Corn is still slooooowly growing and somehow Cletus is brewing moonshine, somewhere....

    That yokel. He's smarter than I thought. I still feel giving this task should have effected the current crop.

    EA, if you're listening, I'll take an apology in the form of warm, yummy donuts.... Mmmmmmm donuts.

    I'm confused at what the "accusation" is. What was done to you?
  • Indigofabian
    155 posts
    edited July 2014
    I think people are taking this a lot more seriously than it would seem that it was intended. Which is weird, because that never seems to happen round here ;)
  • Neglecterino
    5175 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    My accusation rises from:

    I usually enjoy harvesting crops every 4 hours or even 30 minutes if I know I'll be tapping often that day. Well, reading on the forum about corn and a new update forcing a new crop, I decided to plant corn today and see if the anticipated update forces a new crop and therefore an early corn harvest. So I planted corn 3 hours ago.
    Just now, I get a 8 hour task for Cletus to brew moonshine. I do not have the premium moonshine still and my farm is growing corn. I got excited, thinking this would be my lucky day and I get to harvest corn early. Yaaay.
    Not so. Corn is still slooooowly growing and somehow Cletus is brewing moonshine, somewhere....

    That yokel. He's smarter than I thought. I still feel giving this task should have effected the current crop.

    EA, if you're listening, I'll take an apology in the form of warm, yummy donuts.... Mmmmmmm donuts.
    In all fairness, no one knows when the next update will drop. Since we got level 43 so recently, I'm not expecting anything anytime soon (Prove me wrong, EA, I dare you, in fact I triple DOG dare you!). As for the sped up corn, it has only happened once as long as I've been playing. If I remember correctly (which in all fairness, I may not), it was during the Valentines event earlier this year, and it only happened so they could introduce the event's special crop, which were rose bushes. I just remember being hacked off that I missed an exploit I would have been happy to, well, exploit. Now as for your particular situation, sometimes the game will produce random "make-work" tasks, particularly if your town is sort of at a slow point. Are you sure the "brew moonshine" task didn't just show up in your task book, and is therefore waiting to be done until your corn is grown? Either way, I regret to inform you EA isn't going to care, but unless there's some weird bug I've never personally heard of going on in your game, I can probably walk you through this.

    So you missed the carrots too? Or did you luck out and miss the Easter event? :wink:
  • MusicBooks960
    903 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    My accusation rises from:

    I usually enjoy harvesting crops every 4 hours or even 30 minutes if I know I'll be tapping often that day. Well, reading on the forum about corn and a new update forcing a new crop, I decided to plant corn today and see if the anticipated update forces a new crop and therefore an early corn harvest. So I planted corn 3 hours ago.
    Just now, I get a 8 hour task for Cletus to brew moonshine. I do not have the premium moonshine still and my farm is growing corn. I got excited, thinking this would be my lucky day and I get to harvest corn early. Yaaay.
    Not so. Corn is still slooooowly growing and somehow Cletus is brewing moonshine, somewhere....

    That yokel. He's smarter than I thought. I still feel giving this task should have effected the current crop.

    EA, if you're listening, I'll take an apology in the form of warm, yummy donuts.... Mmmmmmm donuts.
    In all fairness, no one knows when the next update will drop. Since we got level 43 so recently, I'm not expecting anything anytime soon (Prove me wrong, EA, I dare you, in fact I triple DOG dare you!). As for the sped up corn, it has only happened once as long as I've been playing. If I remember correctly (which in all fairness, I may not), it was during the Valentines event earlier this year, and it only happened so they could introduce the event's special crop, which were rose bushes. I just remember being hacked off that I missed an exploit I would have been happy to, well, exploit. Now as for your particular situation, sometimes the game will produce random "make-work" tasks, particularly if your town is sort of at a slow point. Are you sure the "brew moonshine" task didn't just show up in your task book, and is therefore waiting to be done until your corn is grown? Either way, I regret to inform you EA isn't going to care, but unless there's some weird bug I've never personally heard of going on in your game, I can probably walk you through this.

    So you missed the carrots too? Or did you luck out and miss the Easter event? :wink:
    Did it happen for the bunny carrots, too? Awww, #%@$$%#$@!!! That's another exploit I would have liked to exploit. No, I (unfortunately) didn't miss the Easter event, and my bank account is STILL nursing the wounds. :wink:
  • realmrsupra
    93 posts
    edited July 2014
    Thank you to all replies.

    I originally posted to get an idea if anyone else had the perception I did about normally growing crops and getting a crop task in the middle of it.

    It's not meant to be a submission for my PhD thesis, I simply had an inquiry. To clarify, my corn is growing separately, and I have Cletus brewing moonshine also. This all rose from my thought that brewing moonshine is an actual option for Cletus to "grow" as a crop. So that was my attempt at humor. I joked that Cletus should not be able to brew while corn was already growing. If he could, it would have been nice to have had the surprise that my corn could have been sped up, like as said, was done for the valentines rose bushes.
    I think people are taking this a lot more seriously than it would seem that it was intended. Which is weird, because that never seems to happen round here ;)

    True Indigofabian, thank you for taking it as lightly as it was intended.

    I come in peace, and thank you again to all who took the time to read, and reply with their thoughts.

    Happy tapping to each and every one. :)
  • MusicBooks960
    903 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    Well, that's at least a good thing. I thought you genuinely had a problem and I was going to try to help you with it. I was kind of wondering when you said "brew" as opposed to "harvest", especially when you said you don't have the still. Anyways, I'm glad you don't have an issue, and I got to find out I missed out on an exploit not once, but twice. C'est la vie.
  • realmrsupra
    93 posts
    edited July 2014
    Well, that's at least a good thing. I thought you genuinely had a problem and I was going to try to help you with it. I was kind of wondering when you said "brew" as opposed to "harvest", especially when you said you don't have the still. Anyways, I'm glad you don't have an issue, and I got to find out I missed out on an exploit not once, but twice. C'est la vie.

    Thank you for your helpful spirit and intention. Don't feel too bad, I also was unaware I missed both exploits until I read these posts.
  • bren1960
    1631 posts
    edited July 2014
    Yep, whenever those side task come up you can do it whenever. No hurry & it doesn't affect further quest
  • bradyc79
    1379 posts
    edited July 2014
    Well, that's at least a good thing. I thought you genuinely had a problem and I was going to try to help you with it. I was kind of wondering when you said "brew" as opposed to "harvest", especially when you said you don't have the still. Anyways, I'm glad you don't have an issue, and I got to find out I missed out on an exploit not once, but twice. C'est la vie.

    This same thing happened when they did the tie in with the GMO potatoes. So at least 3 times then that I know of. Well, that is since they got rid of the hand shake stacking. Definitely one of the best exploits to look out for. I would be willing to bet it happens at least another time or two.
  • richardaca969
    1058 posts
    edited August 2014
    Well, id be willing to bet a couple sheckels that were getting an event next week, so maybe those of us who planted corn might be in for a bout of good luck.
  • pokercrazee
    68 posts
    edited August 2014
    Your taking a gamble, who's to say the next event will require Cletus growing a crop :?
  • laurianric18
    224 posts
    edited August 2014
    It sounds like there's confusion about three things here:

    1. Cletus has a standard 24-hour task "brew moonshine," which may have triggered randomly or as part of some side quest OP is working on. It doesn't matter what, if anything, the farm is growing, he can still complete this task if he's not doing something else.

    2. The farm can grow moonshine, so you may get a crop share task to "harvest moonshine." Unfortunately, it is common to get a random crop share task while corn is growing. Right now I have Perfection waiting for the corn to get done in 61 days.

    3. There is a premium item called "backwater brewery," which is a still. It is just a multiplier, and is not needed to complete either of the above tasks.
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