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Is Cannon (Level 20) actually possible?

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I'm getting the sinking feeling you may be right. As long as I'm able to get all of the prizes, I'll be happy, though.

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  • Linkwick
    956 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    drumnman wrote:
    I'm getting the sinking feeling you may be right. As long as I'm able to get all of the prizes, I'll be happy, though.
    I'll be happy too with all the Elf Bell prizes (and even get a few freebie donuts after that), but the 3rd Cannon Skin looks sooo much better. Sucks that this will be the first freemium event-item that I'll miss out on (except for 2 items from "The Event We Do Not Name" *shudder*).
  • jraffa50
    559 posts
    edited December 2014
    There are skins for the elf cannon?
  • Linkwick
    956 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    jraffa50 wrote:
    There are skins for the elf cannon?
    There's 3 "looks" to it - Level 1, Level 10, Level 20. Sort of like how the Krustyland Bus Stop looks different depending on what * rating you have in Krustyland.
  • LPNintendoITA
    11578 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    jraffa50 wrote:
    There are skins for the elf cannon?
    yeah. they're 3 levels of cannon. Bronze. Silver. Gold.
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  • furrykiltman
    661 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    Seems to me that less elves are being generated. I used to have lots of bottled ones left over after shooting 33 each time, now I can not do all 3 at once anymore.
  • fuffazzoni
    627 posts
    edited December 2014
    jraffa50 wrote:
    There are skins for the elf cannon?
    Not really skins, it just changes it appearance at the levels 10 and 20.
  • jraffa50
    559 posts
    edited December 2014
    jraffa50 wrote:
    There are skins for the elf cannon?
    yeah. they're 3 levels of cannon. Bronze. Silver. Gold.

    Had no idea. As long as I get all the prizes that's all I care about.
  • leeana69
    170 posts
    edited December 2014
    Are people actually getting 12-15 elves per hour???? I'm thinking I need to contact support or something. I've tested mine several times now and am getting only 6 measly elves an hour.
  • Or1onBelt
    18 posts
    edited December 2014
    leeana69 wrote:
    Are people actually getting 12-15 elves per hour???? I'm thinking I need to contact support or something. I've tested mine several times now and am getting only 6 measly elves an hour.

    Ditto. It seems really slow!



  • thatdonald845
    1593 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    I'm guessing that the event will be extended for the benefit of players who have experienced issues. I was hoping that somewhere along the line there is something that increases the number of elves per hour? Maybe not.

    As far as "bragging rights" levels go, I'm not going to worry too much as my Wizard Marge is still back at Level 1. The same could happen with the Elf Cannon. :shock:
  • LPNintendoITA
    11578 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    wait... the event finishes dec. 18th still.. you can get prizes till 13th but event ends on 18th
    anyway i'm asking the other admins @tstotopix info on this. just wait ;)

    also you get more then 1 cog x elf
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  • Linkwick
    956 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    also you get more then 1 cog x elf
    You get 4 Cogs per Elf, but Cogs only seem to be a drop rate of only 20%-25%.
    (If you assume 25% drop rate, it looks like 1 per Elf as drop rate cancels out 4 Cogs per drop.)
  • LPNintendoITA
    11578 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    its 30%
    + the 50 cogs every 5 days
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  • 1frankgrimes
    81 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    There's no point in upgrading the cannon if we're only getting 6 elves an hour.
  • leeana69
    170 posts
    edited December 2014
    There's no point in upgrading the cannon if we're only getting 6 elves an hour.

    This is why it's so confusing. There is no incentive to upgrade your cannon other than the bonus quest to level 10, so why would anyone buy cogs from the store? Would anyone really spend hundreds of donuts just to have a nicer looking cannon?
  • annettemarc
    7747 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    There's no point in upgrading the cannon if we're only getting 6 elves an hour.

    At first glance that seems true, but it assumes you will be firing the cannon every time it is ready. If, for instance, I am getting 18 elves every 3 hours and can fire off 33 elves every 3 hours with an upgraded cannon, it seems I will not always have a full load (eg, 33 elves) to shoot.

    But I sleep. :) so, I fire the cannon, at best, as follows: 8AM, 11, 2PM, 5, 8, 11 (Hypothetical!). That's 6 times.

    And if I sleep 8 hours, I come back to 48 elves, plus 4 from the tunnel door. I fire off 33, and have 19 elves to compensate through the day so I'll have enough to load the cannon. At least, that's for now. Later levels will make it a bit worse ... But ...
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  • madfish86
    1094 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    There's no point in upgrading the cannon if we're only getting 6 elves an hour.

    Upgrading the canon also increases the number of bells per shot which makes the elves worth more.

    At levels 8, 12, 15, 17,18, and 19 the number of bells per shot increases by 1.

    After tonight all my reserves will be depleted and I'm a few days ahead of the daily tally. I'm wonder if I should just bank elf jars for awhile until I level up a few more times.
  • 1frankgrimes
    81 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    There's no point in upgrading the cannon if we're only getting 6 elves an hour.

    At first glance that seems true, but it assumes you will be firing the cannon every time it is ready. If, for instance, I am getting 18 elves every 3 hours and can fire off 33 elves every 3 hours with an upgraded cannon, it seems I will not always have a full load (eg, 33 elves) to shoot.

    But I sleep. :) so, I fire the cannon, at best, as follows: 8AM, 11, 2PM, 5, 8, 11 (Hypothetical!). That's 6 times.

    And if I sleep 8 hours, I come back to 48 elves, plus 4 from the tunnel door. I fire off 33, and have 19 elves to compensate through the day so I'll have enough to load the cannon. At least, that's for now. Later levels will make it a bit worse ... But ...

    Even after waiting 8 hours it wouldn't be enough. So wake up at 8AM with 52 elves, shoot the cannon 3 times (33) and you have 19 left. At 11:00, you'll have those 19 plus the 18 earned in 3 hours, and after shooting that cannon you're left with 4. So after 2 cannon rounds you won't have enough for the 3rd.

    No matter which way you look at it, in one day you're getting 144 + 12 from the cave, which is enough to shoot the cannon only 14 times, when the full potential of the cannon would be 24 in a day. And these numbers are based on a level 8 cannon. The elf spawn rate would need to triple or quadruple to hit the level 20 numbers...
  • Linkwick
    956 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    Have edited original calcs to reflect LPNintendo's posted rates.
    That also means we'll all be lucky to reach Level 16!!

    So if you wanted to make it to Level 20:
    Level 17 = 1,360 donuts
    Level 18 = 1,520 donuts
    Level 19 = 1,700 donuts
    Level 20 = 1,880 donuts
    TOTAL = 6,460 donuts
    (or US$269.14 worth for those buying in Boatloads)
  • wagondriver4
    302 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    Cannon is level 6, shot 542 elves so far. I have 127 elves in jars in reserve. I know I've missed some cannon shots due to Xmas season, sleep, and I know I will miss more due to work. Haven't used donuts to rush anything. So wondering, people without elves: did you use donuts, and how many elves have you shot?
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