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maggiesmob wrote:
, got Patches and poor Sylvia,
shes so poor she just changed her name :lol: i did fine, got everything there was, no feeder town

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  • crazychimpah39
    107 posts Member
    edited December 2015
    I missed out on two crafting items. No Feeder town. I thought they would still be available in act 2. My bad.
  • mandameow
    37 posts Member
    edited December 2015
    The game wouldn't connect for 3 days and I couldn't complete gingerbread house or get patches and poor violet. I'm more annoyed it was because I couldn't connect than at not finishing.

    I did get the ski chalet but only because I bypassed the clam sign.

    I have a feeder town, but it was not bows that limited me.
  • maggiesmob
    226 posts
    edited December 2015
    Grumpstown wrote:
    maggiesmob wrote:
    , got Patches and poor Sylvia,
    shes so poor she just changed her name :lol: i did fine, got everything there was, no feeder town

    *snort* :D ooops, maybe she sold her name and gave it as charity
    oh know I know why my brain scrambled > Dr Hook's Sylvia's Mother playing on the radio haha
  • wadebear
    4183 posts Member
    edited December 2015
    I crafted everything except the Lamp Posts and Candy Canes. I was about to hold off then yesterday I looked at the actual text in the menu and decided to go ahead just in case.

    How I did it? Well first off my lovely neighbors have dropped dozens of Presents in my town. Many more than I could possibly return. 128 if I've done my math right.

    I looked at the walk through & task tables LPNintendoITA posted and worked up a time management plan. Using that information I was able to run several of the Snowman tasks twice - the first round 1 character short of the requirement, the second with everyone available. It allowed me to pick up the extra Hats I needed to craft everything.

    While I do have a secondary town it's a real town. I maintain it as a near duplicate of my primary town and actually have to work a little harder with it since I've only just recently bought a small batch of donuts to get some stuff I also wanted in my primary town - which always seems to get lots more freebie donuts from Mystery Boxes and Friend Actions. "Oh great, 30 more donuts.. Why couldn't I have gotten them in my other town..."

    I only dropped 4 Presents between my own two towns before I knew we'd only get 5 whole Presents a day. The rest I've been dropping in my neighbor towns. I just wish I could get more Presents to drop - I feel guilty that I can reciprocate all my Nice neighbors with as many Presents as they've gifted to me.
  • cdepast
    2462 posts Member
    edited December 2015
    I missed the clam sign by about 100. I was honestly being lazy because I never imagined the prizes would disappear. First time I've missed crafting an item in an event. Otherwise it was a good first act and fairly easy to complete.
  • Samaranth01
    2182 posts Member
    edited December 2015
    I got all the prizes, fully upgraded the snowman and the gingerbread house, and crafted the Wooly Bully and the ski chalet. I was saving up for the Efcot Center so I didn't craft the others, thinking I could do it later. The ski chalet was the one I really wanted anyway, so I'm not that upset. I didn't get any bonus donuts from the hats but I did get the 40 bonus ones for the daily tasks. All in all, I got everything I wanted, so I'm satisfied. No feeder towns. :-)
  • Shirtless_Willie
    895 posts Member
    edited December 2015
    Finished the prizes and got bonus donuts a couple times. Finished the big Snowman and Gingerbread Mansion and crafted the Ski Chalet, Igloo, the ice sculptures, plus one set of light poles since I got the Ski Chalet the night before a craft something daily mission and the set of 3 light poles was about the only thing I could afford that morning.
  • LPNintendoITA
    11586 posts Member
    edited December 2015
    i miss old times where cat and dogs were options in this polls. such shame they're gone
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  • skidder4
    72 posts Member
    edited December 2015
    In my main town, I (narrowly) got all the prizes. My "feeder" town missed out on getting an igloo, and got stuck with a level three gingerbread house and the cabin. Mostly due to me figuring I could craft at any point (the igloo deficit, not the gingerbread issue--the latter came from not having enough characters).

    Usually, I can get a bonus round or two. This act was a challenge, partly because I was sick a few days. But, I work 8-12 (depending, average 9) hours, in a factory where cell phones are not permitted. So sometimes I do wonder how people are not hitting goals with the tapping they claim. I tap in the morning, then after work maybe a couple hours on the hour. Weekends I can tap more often.

    My feeder town, such that it is, does not get an igloo. My main town design didn't call for one and I got the chalet in both. I'm kinda disappointed, sure--I had a nice setup with the igloo and some ice walls envisioned--but, angry? Nah. Something else will come along.

    My regular town, I was saving for a second chalet and got a Efcot center instead. I'll be ok. I'd be *more* ok with some eggnog, but I don't see any in the store. Maybe that costs special event premium currency.
  • Solartron
    138 posts
    edited December 2015
    Most people finished Act 1? Somehow, I doubt that.
  • Sinine2000
    24 posts Member
    edited December 2015
    I upgraded the snowman and gingerbread house in all 4 Springfields. Main town got Patches and Violet 2 days early. The other 3 were within minutes of the act ending. All towns got the chalet. I was waiting to see the new craft ables for Act2, and missed the clan sign. Oh well. I'll know better this time.
  • jaztee123
    431 posts Member
    edited December 2015
    I was able to upgrade the snowman and gingerbread house completely and earned Patches and Poor Violet with a day to go. Halfway to bonuts. Crafted the ski chalet and wooly bully, but missed out on the rest due to hoarding craft materials.
  • FrankyK47
    266 posts Member
    edited December 2015
    The Ski Chalet, the Ski Chalet! *angry screaming* <--- THIS!
    Level 939. Daily Tapped Out Player since 2012.
  • maggiesmob
    226 posts
    edited December 2015
    wadebear wrote:
    I looked at the walk through & task tables LPNintendoITA posted and worked up a time management plan. Using that information I was able to run several of the Snowman tasks twice - the first round 1 character short of the requirement, the second with everyone available. It allowed me to pick up the extra Hats I needed to craft everything.

    While I do have a secondary town it's a real town. I maintain it as a near duplicate of my primary town and actually have to work a little harder with it since I've only just recently bought a small batch of donuts to get some stuff I also wanted in my primary town - which always seems to get lots more freebie donuts from Mystery Boxes and Friend Actions. "Oh great, 30 more donuts.. Why couldn't I have gotten them in my other town..."

    I got almost two rounds from most levels of Snowman and GingerB too, I do think it helped getting the last prize.
    Act II has 4 such quests, I wonder if we'll have time to do the same with the Petting Zoo & Reindeer etc.

    Whoa, you have a duplicate town!? Awesome!
    mandameow wrote:
    The game wouldn't connect for 3 days and I couldn't complete gingerbread house or get patches and poor violet. I'm more annoyed it was because I couldn't connect than at not finishing.

    I did get the ski chalet but only because I bypassed the clam sign.

    I have a feeder town, but it was not bows that limited me.

    I think I would've been more annoyed with that as well. I hope you have a smooth run for the rest of the event.
  • FeeJay1111
    235 posts Member
    edited December 2015
    I missed a chunk of time through being on holiday. Hotels had wifi so I could tap twice a day but finding free wifi good enough to get into the game at other times was almost impossible. My mobile phone contract doesn't include overseas broadband so I wasn't about to spend a small fortune just playing a game. I got within about 5000 Santa hats of earning Patches & Violet. I'm ok with that.

    The gingerbread house was disappointing. It made me do level 4 twice. I might have completed this or got near enough to complete with a small amount of donuts if I hadn't had to do this. I've decided life is too short to waste is on "customer service" people who seem to know nothing about the game. Have no way of proving it so it would be a waste of time. I'm going to live with it at level 4.

    Crafting wise, I got everything I wanted. I already had the stuff from previous years so I didn't have to collect as many items as newer players. Wish I hadn't bothered with the sign as it seems a bit disappointing. But generally a good crafting result.

    Overall, I think I did quite well. Not sure I understand how people who tapped 4 times a day or more missed out. I don't like the Patches/Violet characters so am not upset about missing out. I liked the other prizes - I'd have been really disappointed to miss out on the dancing reindeer!
  • Castiel_Touk
    4464 posts Member
    edited December 2015
    I manage to get everything I needed in act one. :mrgreen:
    TOUK is the best also have you considered Nuking. Don't forget about the Springfield Showcase
  • Lee3472
    292 posts Member
    edited December 2015
    I got everything done in act one plus one round of bonus donuts, with 2 or 3 days left over.

    It was easy enough, I find it easy enough to take my cell phone out every 4 hours or so to check my town. I even missed a day because I was doing Ned's 24 hour task from the ski lift the same day I finished the snowman, so I had to wait to start the gingerbread house questline.

    What stops everyone from being able to take out their phone? If work has a policy against it make a quick bathroom trip or smoke and lunch breaks, start when u wake up, hit it up again at lunch, and again after work and you can easily finish.

    What if there's no Wi-Fi or phone signal at work? What if I was a miner, deep underground for 10 hours? (I'm not) but it bothers me when people assume they know all about everybody else's work conditions :-)
  • Lee3472
    292 posts Member
    edited December 2015
    I rushed the last but one gingerbread upgrade task to get the orphans with an hour to spare

    I did craft the ski chalet and maybe would have had a clam sign if we knew it was going but not fussed

    However, I bet people pull their finger out and do MUCH better in act 2 ?
  • issy971
    29 posts Member
    edited December 2015
    Crafted most things, completed the Snowman. Didn't manage to complete the ginger bread house (wasn't fast enough, though I could complete in act 2 :( ) and narrowly missed Patches and Poor Violet and I can't justify 300 donuts for them :cry:
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