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Is Cannon (Level 20) actually possible?

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  • Samaranth01
    2182 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I stopped upgrading mine at level 10 after reading all the posts from people running out of elves to shoot. I'm just going to save my cogs until near the end, then see how far I can go with it. If I can get level 20, hurrah! If not, oh well, but I'm not really that concerned about it. I'm far more interested in the prizes, and I seem to be on track for those. :D
  • pvrooden1024
    142 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I suspect the cannon was originally written with a different spawn rate for the elves. When they adjusted the elf spawn rate, they probably forgot to adjust the cannon.
  • hrcanejane365
    123 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I think what EA should have done is to increase the number of elves as the cannon levels increased. This would have helped with the lack of elves and cogs.
  • suetopia
    4228 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    drumnman wrote:
    Just hit level 13 today, and don't think I'll be able to get anywhere near level 20. As mentioned before, there aren't nearly enough elves spawning. The rate of these types of items from events past leads me to believe this is a programming error.

    I wanted to apologize for my duplicate thread. I went back 3 pages and this was of course on page four. Normally I try to go back 10, but today I didn't for some reason.

    I really do think this is a bit baffling, though. As said above, thiough, the programming point makes the most sense to me, especially with the way the cogs are dropping (one cog represents 3, one cog represents 1). It feels like they intended something different because of this - perhaps upping the amount of cogs dropped as the cannon was upgraded. That's just pure specuation, though.

  • mattruns84
    2819 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    suetopia wrote:
    drumnman wrote:
    Just hit level 13 today, and don't think I'll be able to get anywhere near level 20. As mentioned before, there aren't nearly enough elves spawning. The rate of these types of items from events past leads me to believe this is a programming error.

    I wanted to apologize for my duplicate thread. I went back 3 pages and this was of course on page four. Normally I try to go back 10, but today I didn't for some reason.

    I really do think this is a bit baffling, though. As said above, thiough, the programming point makes the most sense to me, especially with the way the cogs are dropping (one cog represents 3, one cog represents 1). It feels like they intended something different because of this - perhaps upping the amount of cogs dropped as the cannon was upgraded. That's just pure specuation, though.

    That very well could be. My thing is, during THOH 2014, aliens seemed to spawn so quickly in a few hours. I'd log on and would have hundreds running around. Why change something so much when its essentially the same as squishing aliens (which was more satisfying IMO)?
  • drumnman
    1475 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    suetopia wrote:
    drumnman wrote:
    Just hit level 13 today, and don't think I'll be able to get anywhere near level 20. As mentioned before, there aren't nearly enough elves spawning. The rate of these types of items from events past leads me to believe this is a programming error.

    I wanted to apologize for my duplicate thread. I went back 3 pages and this was of course on page four. Normally I try to go back 10, but today I didn't for some reason.

    I really do think this is a bit baffling, though. As said above, thiough, the programming point makes the most sense to me, especially with the way the cogs are dropping (one cog represents 3, one cog represents 1). It feels like they intended something different because of this - perhaps upping the amount of cogs dropped as the cannon was upgraded. That's just pure specuation, though.

    In general, this whole event feels knackered in terms of programming details.
  • Nitsujdark
    515 posts
    edited January 2015
    Yeah. I'm not going to get to level 20 unless they change something. This aspect of event was very poorly planned out. And no response either really for losing neatly a day or so of being able to play either.
  • mmabr69
    138 posts
    edited January 2015
    Lots of donuts my friend, lots of donuts. With donuts anything is possible. Although I wish they would sell some beignets mmm powdered sugar.
  • 4kidsandacatdog
    3090 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I don't care about the cannon, except that they have made level 20 a quest sitting in my task bar. I highly doubt that it's going to have any use after the event other than a decoration with a possible multiplier. I don't know if having different cannon upgrades will increase that multiplier, but something tells me that if you have the number of donuts banked to purchase a level 20 cannon (which seems to be the only possibility for accomplishing that), then you really don't need the multiplier!

    Why make it a quest and then make it virtually unattainable? That's just mean.

    This phase seems so thrown together in terms of calculations and planning...makes me wonder what is going on with EA. Are they planning on abandoning TSTO? Seems like a lack of effort, maybe something bigger or newer or shinier is taking their attention.

    Edited: for stupid auto correct! Grrrr...
  • steviebwell
    163 posts
    edited January 2015
    I know I won't hit Level 20 with my Cannon but I'm not overly concerned with that since it will most likely just end up in storage after the event.
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I'll probably get to level 15, but not much higher than that.
  • empathy77
    4187 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    neuroheart wrote:
    I'll probably get to level 15, but not much higher than that.

    Same with me, does anyone have a pick of the level 20 canon?

    Edit: I see it on page 5
  • NeoSEC28
    39609 posts
    edited January 2015
    0ReganPOOP wrote:
    What is this gold cannon everyone is talking about? I have a level 20 cannon and it isn't gold.

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    This is a cannon i am never going to get to, i'm still working towards level 13 :roll:

    To speed up the cannon build is just an insane amount of dounts!! :evil:
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  • adammeadeisd
    596 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I will probably get to about level 15, 16 at a push.
    The differences between the upgrades is so slight that it's hardly noticeable anyway!
  • pguittar78639
    25 posts
    edited January 2015
    If I'm lucky I'll make it to level 15. If not level 14 is fine. I didn't use any donuts for the event. It'll probably end up in storage.
  • ShadowCA
    37 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    Is it just me or is anyone else experiencing a sudden increase in frequency when an elf drops cogs? It seems like today almost every other elf I tap is dropping cogs. If this keeps up I may be able to hit level 20 but it will still be a stretch.
  • madfish86
    1094 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I will probably get to about level 15, 16 at a push.
    The differences between the upgrades is so slight that it's hardly noticeable anyway!

    Given the amount of time left in the event I agree, but if these level jumps didn't require so much time it would have made a big impact for the players who didn't have the time to hatch hunt.
  • RareSteak-N-Ale
    44 posts
    edited January 2015
    Not without donuts, IMO. And I say this as someone who ground out 1200 bells and 200+ cogs yesterday...I was ON all day. I set a goal to get Spruce Caboose on my day off and I did it, also came out ahead for the event. BUT....I was thethered to my game all day (not that big a deal, planned for being at home all day anyway). I checked my game every 10-12 minutes to collect my cannon and cavduhautten, and to get the elves before they permeated my town. It worked, but golly, it was a grind. Now I'm up on bells for the duration, will get the island with no donuts, so it was worth it to me. However, there is no way I am getting a level 20 cannon. I'm okay with that; it's just going on the "amusement park" section of my Squidport after the event.
  • ebarber
    186 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    It simply is impossible without spending massive donuts. I am at level 14, I may make it to 16 at the most. I am on most of the time, doing my best, and managed to get the last of the prizes the other day. I feel like I need a vacation now!

    This event has just been so glitchy! Sometimes I would go hours without seeing a single elf or just have difficulties logging on. The Elf spawn rate is ridiculous. It should have been a bit more so that more people would be able to have a stronger chance to collect prizes. As is, I think that these events could drive more people away. Some of my most active neighbors have just disappeared over the last month - it appears that they just gave up.

    But, honestly, having a gold band on the Elf Cannon doesn't matter to me. Not an incentive at all to spend a ton of donuts just to get it. For now, I am just keeping my town clear of elves and making sure that my neighbors can click on my cannon and cave to get max bells so that they can complete their collections. :)
  • Nitsujdark
    515 posts
    edited January 2015
    I have neighbors that haven't played since phase 1 ended.
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