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Not going to reach copter in time

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  • Raven_Darkstorm
    418 posts Member
    edited October 2014
    First phase I got the price days early. This second phase I have 24 hours from the time of posting this to get 1,045 ray guns. I haven't changed my play time or anything, still playing every 2-4 hours every day and sending my 10 kids trick or treating every 8 hours. And phase 3 is going to need even more than the previous two per day oh my. I would like to know why this is so varied even though it appears that nothing has changed except the amount of the item we are getting for the same work.
  • chrisgyo
    1030 posts Member
    edited October 2014
    I got it just now :D

    but you know...it's a piece of junk and will end up in storage

    the exact same with the donut machine

    where are these piece of junk prizes meant to go??? :? maybe if there's an army base in the future I can put the copter there
  • nevadagrl435
    25 posts
    edited October 2014
    What happens if you don't make it in time? I haven't reduced my playing but somehow I'm 1400 off. I saw something on one of the websites that says the prizes move over to Make a Thing prizes if you haven't won them by the deadline.

    I don't think I'm going to make it this round.
  • cherrysweatr
    244 posts Member
    edited October 2014
    What happens if you don't make it in time? I haven't reduced my playing but somehow I'm 1400 off. I saw something on one of the websites that says the prizes move over to Make a Thing prizes if you haven't won them by the deadline.

    I don't think I'm going to make it this round.

    If you are really close by then end of the day, you can finish it off with donuts. Not sure which would be smarter, crafting it in the next round or finishing it up with donuts now, I guess it depends on how badly you will want the phase 3 craft prizes.
  • Pokelon
    438 posts Member
    edited October 2014
    I'm definitely not going to make it. Don't have enough kids to take trick and treating, nor enough friends in my new town. I still need 1000 guns to make it..... :?
    I'm not sure if I really want the copter......it's just a decoration. Not sure where I would want to put it in the future. Maybe next to the hospital. Still thinking about it. But if I get it with donuts then I definitely need to get it now. I got the **** in my hacked town and so I had to craft it (as I really like it) and with all the objects I got this round, it still costed me 150 donuts (yes I know, just crazy to pay that). It's less expensive to buy the object now for sure.
  • cherrysweatr
    244 posts Member
    edited October 2014
    I am currently about 90 donuts away so I'll get it no problem, at the beginning of the week I was a little worried. I have been hoarding bags since early in this phase since I ended phase 1 so far ahead (a combination of over 200 at this point). I play multiple times a day and get my friend visits in. I don't have the gateway but I do have the missile launcher. Just with those three-a-day missiles, I lucked out and shot down 2x UFO worth 50x ray guns.
  • SamNotSpam
    30 posts
    edited October 2014
    Pokelon wrote:
    I'm definitely not going to make it. Don't have enough kids to take trick and treating, nor enough friends in my new town. I still need 1000 guns to make it..... :?
    I'm not sure if I really want the copter......it's just a decoration. Not sure where I would want to put it in the future. Maybe next to the hospital. Still thinking about it. But if I get it with donuts then I definitely need to get it now. I got the **** in my hacked town and so I had to craft it (as I really like it) and with all the objects I got this round, it still costed me 150 donuts (yes I know, just crazy to pay that). It's less expensive to buy the object now for sure.

    Clear out your GremAliens neighboureeno and I'll send you some eggs. You keep clearing them, I'll keep sending them :wink:
  • Pokelon
    438 posts Member
    edited October 2014
    SamNotSpam wrote:
    Pokelon wrote:
    I'm definitely not going to make it. Don't have enough kids to take trick and treating, nor enough friends in my new town. I still need 1000 guns to make it..... :?
    I'm not sure if I really want the copter......it's just a decoration. Not sure where I would want to put it in the future. Maybe next to the hospital. Still thinking about it. But if I get it with donuts then I definitely need to get it now. I got the **** in my hacked town and so I had to craft it (as I really like it) and with all the objects I got this round, it still costed me 150 donuts (yes I know, just crazy to pay that). It's less expensive to buy the object now for sure.

    Clear out your GremAliens neighboureeno and I'll send you some eggs. You keep clearing them, I'll keep sending them :wink:

    Thank you!! :oops: :thumbup:
  • JelloSwello
    9 posts
    edited October 2014
    I'm 214 ray guns away with 17h 55m to go. I have the 90 to collect tonight so I'll need to collect 124 from my town. Is it doable? Been playing completely freemium, no ray gun, no donuts ... this has def been one of the biggest grinders to a prize that I can remember.
  • nevadagrl435
    25 posts
    edited October 2014
    What happens if you don't make it in time? I haven't reduced my playing but somehow I'm 1400 off. I saw something on one of the websites that says the prizes move over to Make a Thing prizes if you haven't won them by the deadline.

    I don't think I'm going to make it this round.

    If you are really close by then end of the day, you can finish it off with donuts. Not sure which would be smarter, crafting it in the next round or finishing it up with donuts now, I guess it depends on how badly you will want the phase 3 craft prizes.


    I have all the premium characters with tasks, including all but the most recent kid (the girl with the school) so I already have all the current prizes you can craft that I want. I have a Pumpkin house from last year and don't want another; I have the spooky walls from last year and don't need more; I got Hugo, the Great Pumpkin, and the Spooky House already as well. My treat bags keep spitting out human test subjects and Rigellian shrubs so I won't bother to craft those either.

    I think I will be fine if I don't get the copter. Right now I'm just stockpiling the stuff from the treat bags because I have nothing I want to craft from what's left of what is available.
  • annettemarc
    7747 posts Member
    edited October 2014
    I'm 214 ray guns away with 17h 55m to go. I have the 90 to collect tonight so I'll need to collect 124 from my town. Is it doable? Been playing completely freemium, no ray gun, no donuts ... this has def been one of the biggest grinders to a prize that I can remember.

    You get 24 per hour from squishing Rigellian guys in your own town. So, absolutely, you can get 124 in 5 hours :)
    USA/UK Race To Throw Country Into Utter Chaos = TOO CLOSE TO CALL
  • Mull1966
    315 posts Member
    edited October 2014
    I wouldn't worry about missing out on the copter. It kinda sucks.
  • hughejars
    587 posts Member
    edited October 2014
    1900 Ray guns short with 13hrs to go :cry: , we said from the start this would be tough for fremium players to accomplish, we were right :evil:
  • awez1
    408 posts New member
    edited October 2014
    it's definitely possible but it's hard if you don't play several times per day. i have a friend who is in law school right now so he can only play once per day. he won't get the copter and he didn't get the donut torture device.... i send him as many gremalien eggs as i can each day to help him out, but cuz of his hectic school schedule, he usually misses them. he's only at about 4000 ray guns right now :(

    i play every day multiple times a day.... and i'm going to barely scrape by and get the copter (i'm at 7044 ray guns right now).
  • awez1
    408 posts New member
    edited October 2014
    it's definitely possible but it's hard if you don't play several times per day. i have a friend who is in law school right now so he can only play once per day. he won't get the copter and he didn't get the donut torture device.... i send him as many gremalien eggs as i can each day to help him out, but cuz of his hectic school schedule, he usually misses them. he's only at about 4000 ray guns right now :(

    i play every day multiple times a day.... and i'm going to barely scrape by and get the copter (i'm at 7044 ray guns right now).
  • DanceApocalyptic
    247 posts
    edited October 2014
    I've given up on the copter. From what I can tell it doesn't do anything but hover when tapped. Even if Homer was able to get in it and fly around I would not be devastated that I did not obtain it.

    I have that lackluster Bulldozersaurus and that's more than enough for this Ray-gun phase.

    I'm saving for what I DEFINITELY want, the Diet Sign and UBO.
  • battlefieldID194
    154 posts
    edited October 2014
    It kinda sucks anyway. Start saving for the next phase ad forget about it. Or buy it with donuts if you really want it.
  • 9d51ca2b37f2d94f
    7697 posts Member
    edited October 2014
    bradyc79 wrote:
    o0zoe wrote:
    i have 38 more before the copter. I have the pass
    And 1 stargate. I think it's doable for freemium players by the deadline.

    I think the hunting license probably makes a difference. More so than the portal, without a doubt.

    I have the license, two portals, all freemium and premium children, and max out my friends visits every day. Plus I have a feeder town and have been exchanging gremlins. I'm still short of the copter. Right now I can buy it for 235 donuts, but am going to hold out till the last possible second.
  • laurapound81
    219 posts Member
    edited October 2014
    Just made it with 9 hours to spare, totally freemium, only had SVT & Kearney to earn premium treat bags. Was tough & had to play more towards the end of the day the last few nights. Now to get an early night to prepare for tomorrow!

    Good luck everyone.
  • victoriaw76
    29 posts Member
    edited October 2014
    Don't sweat it, people. It's as un-exciting as the Devil's Anvil.
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