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Is it possible to get the required bells?

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  • hondab16tune
    223 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    I would've liked the drive in theatre to give you a few bells for playing the happy little elves movie. The elf tunnels don't appear to do anything when I tap the elf face. Are the elves placed randomly in your town or something?

    YES!

    Unlike other item/decos that when you tapped during an event they show up exactly where that item/deco was, this one just makes random elves appear.

    I don't check in that often as I knew I would be busy for a few weeks and spent a rather large amount of donuts speeding up things/advancing items and I am about to get Ralph's costume. I would go into my town and see the elf symbol above the elf door and tap it and get the message "Your town in overrun with elves, make room for more" or something to that effect. After using the zapper to go through my town and collect/zap all of the others it would let me "open" that door. It would spread them ALL OVER THE PLACE and I would have to use my "swirling zapper of doom" method and scroll all around town again to get all the little buggers.
  • Hugemember1
    130 posts
    edited December 2014
    Thanks for all your responses and advice.

    I do come on about once an hour to tap the elves, and get the cannon 5 times a day. My cannon upgrade is at level 6 and I go through all my friends as well..... I seem to be only about 800 bells ahead of the chart though, so not sure how you guys are 3-4 days ahead of the chart.....am I missing something?




    Thanks

  • casbythoug530
    156 posts
    edited December 2014
    Thanks for all your responses and advice.

    I do come on about once an hour to tap the elves, and get the cannon 5 times a day. My cannon upgrade is at level 6 and I go through all my friends as well..... I seem to be only about 800 bells ahead of the chart though, so not sure how you guys are 3-4 days ahead of the chart.....am I missing something?




    Thanks

    Maximize your bells from friends by tapping only the cannon and the elf tunnel (they each reward double) (note: I'm sort of lazy and basically make 1 pass where I either tap the cannon/tunnel or a single building and then later in the day I make a second pass until I run out of bells)
    (your friends only get bells back if they clear handshakes from the cannon or the tunnel (handshakes anywhere else just get cash)
    Place your elf tunnel near your cannon

    I don't know if you are one of the lucky ones who gets 3 elves every 15 minutes or if you are like me and only get 1 every 10 minutes (I'm hoping mine is a glitch though. thinking about how to phrase an ea support request though as it's not like EA tells you in game what the spawn rate is
  • ke2nedy
    37 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    Yes, you can collect the prizes without donuts if you follow these steps:

    1. Have no personal life
    2. Take a few days vacation; you should plan to ignore the family
    3. re-start at step 1
  • Hugemember1
    130 posts
    edited December 2014
    Thanks for all your responses and advice.

    I do come on about once an hour to tap the elves, and get the cannon 5 times a day. My cannon upgrade is at level 6 and I go through all my friends as well..... I seem to be only about 800 bells ahead of the chart though, so not sure how you guys are 3-4 days ahead of the chart.....am I missing something?




    Thanks

    Maximize your bells from friends by tapping only the cannon and the elf tunnel (they each reward double) (note: I'm sort of lazy and basically make 1 pass where I either tap the cannon/tunnel or a single building and then later in the day I make a second pass until I run out of bells)
    (your friends only get bells back if they clear handshakes from the cannon or the tunnel (handshakes anywhere else just get cash)
    Place your elf tunnel near your cannon

    I don't know if you are one of the lucky ones who gets 3 elves every 15 minutes or if you are like me and only get 1 every 10 minutes (I'm hoping mine is a glitch though. thinking about how to phrase an ea support request though as it's not like EA tells you in game what the spawn rate is


    Thanks, I have done all this already. As for the elves glitch, I would say I am in the latter category. I didnt know about this glitch either, but it does explain how some people can be on lvl 8 or more of the cannon upgrades. I am struggling to have enough elves to shoot out of the cannon let alone get the cogwheels.....I currently have no bottles left (I was 1 shy in my last cannon) - can see how I can get 30 for the next one......
  • casbythoug530
    156 posts
    edited December 2014
    Thanks for all your responses and advice.

    I do come on about once an hour to tap the elves, and get the cannon 5 times a day. My cannon upgrade is at level 6 and I go through all my friends as well..... I seem to be only about 800 bells ahead of the chart though, so not sure how you guys are 3-4 days ahead of the chart.....am I missing something?




    Thanks

    Maximize your bells from friends by tapping only the cannon and the elf tunnel (they each reward double) (note: I'm sort of lazy and basically make 1 pass where I either tap the cannon/tunnel or a single building and then later in the day I make a second pass until I run out of bells)
    (your friends only get bells back if they clear handshakes from the cannon or the tunnel (handshakes anywhere else just get cash)
    Place your elf tunnel near your cannon

    I don't know if you are one of the lucky ones who gets 3 elves every 15 minutes or if you are like me and only get 1 every 10 minutes (I'm hoping mine is a glitch though. thinking about how to phrase an ea support request though as it's not like EA tells you in game what the spawn rate is


    Thanks, I have done all this already. As for the elves glitch, I would say I am in the latter category. I didnt know about this glitch either, but it does explain how some people can be on lvl 8 or more of the cannon upgrades. I am struggling to have enough elves to shoot out of the cannon let alone get the cogwheels.....I currently have no bottles left (I was 1 shy in my last cannon) - can see how I can get 30 for the next one......

    I'm also commenting in the spawn rate thread (I'm running another test to see if leaving the app running in the background and not returning for 3 hours will show me 3 for 15 minutes or 3 for 30 minutes as my usual way of playing was to get done playing for the night and then shut everything done (because a turned on tablet makes me more likely to postpone sleep)
  • ShadyLady876
    510 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    Thanks for all your responses and advice.

    I do come on about once an hour to tap the elves, and get the cannon 5 times a day. My cannon upgrade is at level 6 and I go through all my friends as well..... I seem to be only about 800 bells ahead of the chart though, so not sure how you guys are 3-4 days ahead of the chart.....am I missing something?




    Thanks

    I'm around 1 day or slightly less ahead and I don't understand how others are so far ahead either ;)

    Not having a shortage of elves though I am Level 6 at the the cannon too. I expect as the cannon increases I will soon run out of my back log! I seem to be getting 3 every 15 minutes although I often have to go in/out of KL for them to appear.
  • ccnqsj985
    195 posts
    edited December 2014
    Can we get a cannon level chart from anywhere? This would be much appreciated. Thankyou again folks.
  • casbythoug530
    156 posts
    edited December 2014
    ccnqsj985 wrote:
    Can we get a cannon level chart from anywhere? This would be much appreciated. Thankyou again folks.

    the walkthrough thread has one http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/0/10257702.page (thanks LPNintendoITA)
  • jraffa50
    559 posts
    edited December 2014
    This event seems pretty doable. There seem to be a lot of opportunities for bonuses with all of the different questlines.
  • johncolombo
    11583 posts Senior Moderator
    edited December 2014
    ke2nedy wrote:
    Yes, you can collect the prizes without donuts if you follow these steps:

    1. Have no personal life
    2. Take a few days vacation; you should plan to ignore the family
    3. re-start at step 1

    I think Annette said something about Intravenous feeding as well.
    Volunteer EA Forum Senior Moderator/Hero EA Answers HQ
  • maximbarne126
    3911 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    neuroheart wrote:
    Mirality wrote:
    Anybody got a link to a chart? I still haven't found one! :shock:
    Sticky thread titled "WINTER 2014 EVENT PHASE 2 COMPLETE GUIDE".
    Yep, it's been added to the first post there, but here it is again:

    ymxCYaH.png

    Thanks! :mrgreen:
  • ccnqsj985
    195 posts
    edited December 2014
    I'm almost 3 days ahead of the bell chart does anyone know the exact amount of bells for little helper Ralph?
  • efin98
    5856 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    If you work fulltime and aren't able to tap during your breaks you can still be on track. My sister works full time with limited access to her game and still manages to keep close to the daily schedule needed to earn all of the prizes.

    Just keep at it, this "am I going to make it" happens every single event to everyone.
  • lynnmckenz82
    2611 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    Reiterating what everyone said. It's very possible. I work all day and can only tap at lunch, and I'm two days ahead of the chart.

    If I had to give just ONE hint, it would be this:

    PUT. YOUR. CANNON. BESIDE. YOUR. ELF. TUNNEL.

    I try very hard to tap on cannons and tunnels whenever possible, but some people have placed their cannons all the way across town from their tunnels. They are missing out on more bells! When you tap a neighbor's cannon and/or tunnel, she gets bells!!
    Imagine there's a signature image here.--Lynn McKenzie
  • Hugemember1
    130 posts
    edited December 2014
    I would really love to know how you guys are 2-3 days ahead of the bell count....

    I have been about even the whole way along, but the bigger problem I am having is I am not getting enough elves to tap (and I come on and clear them all often)

    So when I fire my cannon, I only shoot 10-15 instead of 33. I've been able to shoot the cannon 5-6 times per day but only get half of the bells I should be getting.....and because I dont have enough elves, i cant shoot the cannon 3 times, so the timer doesnt reset to get 3 new shots (if this makes sense)

    Anyone got any ideas of what I am doing wrong and/or how to overcome this?

    Many thanks
  • illislune
    177 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    I would really love to know how you guys are 2-3 days ahead of the bell count....

    I have been about even the whole way along, but the bigger problem I am having is I am not getting enough elves to tap (and I come on and clear them all often)

    So when I fire my cannon, I only shoot 10-15 instead of 33. I've been able to shoot the cannon 5-6 times per day but only get half of the bells I should be getting.....and because I dont have enough elves, i cant shoot the cannon 3 times, so the timer doesnt reset to get 3 new shots (if this makes sense)

    Anyone got any ideas of what I am doing wrong and/or how to overcome this?

    Many thanks

    You get a lot of additional bells from visiting neighbors, and when neighbors visit you and tap on your cannon or elf tunnel.
  • Hendrix8341
    191 posts
    edited December 2014
    Right now I get 165 bells every Time I shoot the cannon 3 times. I can do this 5-6 times a day. I can get 825-990 bells a day from just that. It's just going to increase over time so even tough I'm about 500 bells behind I'm confident that I'll have more than enough to get the final prize.
  • cdepast
    2462 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    I'm a few days ahead without spending donuts. It's very achievable.
  • barszap785
    454 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    If I had to give just ONE hint, it would be this:

    PUT. YOUR. CANNON. BESIDE. YOUR. ELF. TUNNEL.

    I try very hard to tap on cannons and tunnels whenever possible, but some people have placed their cannons all the way across town from their tunnels. They are missing out on more bells! When you tap a neighbor's cannon and/or tunnel, she gets bells!!

    ^^THIS^^
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