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Stackable elf tunnel??

On first login this morning, i got two elf heads, and 8 elves just as you did. I also had 60 elves instead of the 30 I expected.

I only noticed the double elf heads in one town, but wasn't really watching in the other three. Got the sixty elves in all four towns, though.

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  • furrykiltman
    661 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    Probably a glitch. I have some interesting shots of different weird things.
  • erchin8
    265 posts
    edited December 2014
    Stackables?! You guys are killing me! Being locked out is even more tortuous now.
  • izabellatrix
    1612 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    Yes, I had 3 elf heads above my tunnel when I woke up, but it wouldn't let me collect them until all my other elves in town were clear. By my count, I got 3 elves from each elf head (so 9 total). I didn't think to take a screen-shot since I assumed everyone else was getting the same thing.
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  • johncolombo
    11406 posts Senior Moderator
    edited December 2014
    This morning was the first time I noticed the elf head. I only had one. So it is indeed confirmed that it is stackable?
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  • johncolombo
    11406 posts Senior Moderator
    edited December 2014
    I have an elf head floating over my tunnel now. Will not touch it and report back later.


    Edit: new thought if the elf heads are stackable is it possible that all the stackables are back? I'll have corn in 4 days, could be interesting.

    Edit 2: went back and there were two elf heads and one hand shake, tapped the hand shake, tapped the first head, tapped the second head. I think I found 10 elves? So if the third tap generated a handshake it's a glitchy glitch?
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  • Pinpal00
    996 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    Edit 2: went back and there were two elf heads and one hand shake, tapped the hand shake, tapped the first head, tapped the second head. I think I found 10 elves? So if the third tap generated a handshake it's a glitchy glitch?

    I think what happened here is the handshake is for the bells, and the heads are for the elfvesregenerating.

    I just played around with a few feeder towns. I was able to generate two heads but not a third. All the amount of town-synching made no difference (and for those who follow this stuff closely, I'm aware of how the synchronizing protocol changed earlier in the year).

    Could just be me, so it would be great if someone else with feeder towns tried a few experiments. Since I think upgrades from cogs will be what makes this event run smoothly, generating massive numbers of elves would be a huge help.

  • johncolombo
    11406 posts Senior Moderator
    edited December 2014
    Pinpal00 wrote:
    Edit 2: went back and there were two elf heads and one hand shake, tapped the hand shake, tapped the first head, tapped the second head. I think I found 10 elves? So if the third tap generated a handshake it's a glitchy glitch?

    I think what happened here is the handshake is for the bells, and the heads are for the elfvesregenerating.

    I just played around with a few feeder towns. I was able to generate two heads but not a third. All the amount of town-synching made no difference (and for those who follow this stuff closely, I'm aware of how the synchronizing protocol changed earlier in the year).

    Could just be me, so it would be great if someone else with feeder towns tried a few experiments. Since I think upgrades from cogs will be what makes this event run smoothly, generating massive numbers of elves would be a huge help.

    The more I thought about it and how quickly the elves seem to reproduce I don't really think were on to much here. I would however and will tomorrow explore if the stackables are back for channel 6 and the farm, out of boardwalk tiles so moot point there.
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  • efin98
    5856 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    I don't believe it's stackables, rather it seems more like a quirk in timing for you. Your neighbors being able to tap on the tunnel is something entirely different and separate from your tunnel's timer, so them tapping on your tunnel and your tunnel producing elves could be completely coincidental.

    I have cleared out handshakes within minutes of each other and hours before my tunnel was ready to go, and when I woke up thisi past morning and cleared my tunnel's handshake and freeing the elves from my tunnel it was no different than this afternoon...if I'm wrong then I'll be glad to see stacking back but I don't believe I am.
  • ginger0Hsnap
    16 posts
    edited December 2014
    I think it's just a way to give you more elves. Just like how the castle would give you guards/protectors/soldiers during that event (sorry I can't remember the name of it. The one where we got goblin Bart and archer Lisa and barbarian homer)
  • Pinpal00
    996 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    Since elves are becoming harder to come by, I figure I'd bump this thread. As John pointed out earlier, it's a marginal difference, but I can confirm that you get an extra 4 elves when that second head appears.

    Here's how you can help your neighbors just a little: if you're down to your last tap and you have the choice between the canon and tunnel, choose the tunnel: you might just be giving them an extra four elves.



    (For those with feeder towns, exit and reenter to synchronize your town between taps. During stackables, one needed only to exit or enter to synchronize. That changed with Stonecutters.)

    Again, not much of a glitch to be exploited, but I'll bump again at a more civilized hour.
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