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I don't understand why there is suddenly a new currency for the festive farm. The runestone system was just fine before.

Another problem is that we are not able to purchase festive orchards (festive almond orchards and festive peach orchards) with the new currency. I also looked in the equipment section and there is also this currency for the other farms. It says that the currency is removed when the event ends, so it cannot be saved for other events. This makes it impossible to collect runestones and save them to either buy festive orchards, duck coops or donkey stables now as I understand.

Are there any plans to fix this issue or just get rid of this currency? It is really bad as it stops us from collecting themed buildings from the temporary farm.
ninjahuman @ au 1

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  • Alex (BR1)Alex (BR1) BR1 Posts: 89


    Where can we sell the things that we product?
  • nuke9104 (US1)nuke9104 (US1) US1 Posts: 98
    edited 01.12.2021
    Yes, if I can't accumulate the currency I will stop playing the temp farms all together. If I can't save up for the more expensive items then there is no point in playing them at all.
    This seems like a discouragement for more occasional players like my wife to play these farms. You have to be pretty active to get anything good.

    I started playing the game a little over a year ago, and I was a novice then, but was looking forward to adding to my winnings this year. I particularly like the duck coops, and was hoping to get more.

    In response to Jenny1979 (GR1) above, it does look like the other farms will similarly be changed. Under inventory, there are now three spots for new coins from the different winter farms.

    To ninjahuman (AU1), I've been noticing that they only include some items in the inventory if you have some of them in other circumstances. For example, on the Dream Worlds, seaweed fertilizer/feed/humus only shows if you have them. I assume that is an effort to reduce the clutter, but I agree that it would be nice to see them all for strategy purposes.

    Thank you farmerjohn_22 (US1) for the beautiful picture!
  • Heather Norsk (US1)Heather Norsk (US1) US1 Posts: 4,716
    On October 3 there was a note from RosyStarling stating that the change of only being able to see items we have in stock instead of everything - was a bad change & was forwarded to the team .... that note was part of the discussion of the September update - BF anniversary. Now with this new farm, we can see it is still a bad change from the player's perspective   :(
    Was there any response from when it was reported in October?
    Here's a link to the September update discussion;
     https://community.goodgamestudios.com/bigfarm/en/discussion/213640/discussion-september-update-bf-anniversary-month-begins/p1



    In the October update, Flexing design muscles with new Deco Sets, is when these new coins were noticed and the only news the mods got from the team at that time was that they were assured "runestones would not be lost".  With that, I had hopes maybe there would be 2 types of currency, but now it does not look that way as I do not see runestones anywhere in it (yet?).
    Well, we may not lose them, but not sure for how long we will have a choice to use up what we have - That is my new question..... is there a deadline to use them up? Also, wondering if runes, vouchers & seashells will still be awarded in the newer style of gold theme boxes - and if not, what will they be replaced with? I can't imagine they'd put these coins in those boxes since we have a limited time to use them. I guess maybe I should empty the ones I have now.
    Here's a link for the October update discussion;
    https://community.goodgamestudios.com/bigfarm/en/discussion/213997/discussion-new-update-flexing-design-muscles-with-new-deco-sets


    Yes, if I can't accumulate the currency I will stop playing the temp farms all together. If I can't save up for the more expensive items then there is no point in playing them at all.
    I agree with this so much!  I may still hold judgement until the end of the event to decide for sure, but if we can't accumulate them, it doesn't look promising IMHO. I've just got to try it at least once before I decide ;)

  • JoJo1951 (NL1)JoJo1951 (NL1) NL1 Posts: 307
    Ìs this the last time the runestone dealer will be there to change the stones for the miniducks? or will the trader come back to the viking and northernlights farm so we can change the stones for the miniducks?
    cookie2 @ nl 1
  • nuke9104 (US1)nuke9104 (US1) US1 Posts: 98
    Ìs this the last time the runestone dealer will be there to change the stones for the miniducks? or will the trader come back to the viking and northernlights farm so we can change the stones for the miniducks?
    The miniducks aren't even available at the Runestone trader.

    Again, there are signs that the Viking and Northern Lights farms will be run like this one.

    Thank you farmerjohn_22 (US1) for the beautiful picture!
  • Jenny1979 (GR1)Jenny1979 (GR1) GR1 Posts: 1,608

    What is wrong with them and why do they have to keep performing these pathetic acts?
    It beats me
    if you find the answer... please do tell!!!

                                
                                     
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  • nuke9104 (US1)nuke9104 (US1) US1 Posts: 98
    Interesting to note:  I just got 10,000 runestones from a gold box.

    Thank you farmerjohn_22 (US1) for the beautiful picture!
  • killua25 (IT1)killua25 (IT1) IT1 Posts: 748
    I think the runes will not be taken away. they will go until exhaustion. it is nowhere written that after the event they will be removed. separate discussion for the Christmas coins.
    I don't find this change right. they are making this farm useless.
    killua25 @ it 1
  • ALZAKAR (IT1)ALZAKAR (IT1) IT1 Posts: 974
    edited 05.12.2021
    what I fear is that they can also leave the runes, but if to buy something the currency will be the new coins here we can throw the runes.
    what is not good is the silence of the ggs
    change coins ok, but we have to do some runes
    unfortunately the `` mistress '' ggs once again turns out to be rude, arrogant and despot

    is what makes anger is that the ggs always makes these bullies. we have already seen it with the agricultural laboratory............


    Azienda leader del settore agricolo cerca contadini laboriosi !!!
    Le Terre Rosse & i suoi Membri, saranno lieti di darvi il benvenuto :)

        Scappa via...
    anche i fiori piangono... e noi continuiamo a credere che sia rugiada.

    Noi naufraghi dell'esistenza non conosciamo porto dove gettare l' ancora.
    E' persino precario il mare sottile che ci portiamo dentro...
  • RosyStarlingRosyStarling Moderator, ModGreen Posts: 2,847
    edited 05.12.2021
    The runestones are not being taken away but you do have to spend them up before the runestone trader is removed
    You will not be able to earn them again

    All 3 of the new currencies will be removed  7 days after the end of the event :(

    They will not carry over to the next run 


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  • millettina (FR1)millettina (FR1) FR1 Posts: 842
    Hello from France,

    I have a question :

    Can we still buy miniducks with new currencies ?

    Have a nice sunday :)
  • Heather Norsk (US1)Heather Norsk (US1) US1 Posts: 4,716
    edited 05.12.2021
    The runestones are not being taken away but you do have to spend them up before the runestone trader is removed
    You will not be able to earn them again

    All 3 of the new currencies will be taken away -  7 days after the end of the event :(

    They will not carry over to the next run 


    Thank you @RosyStarling

    I had understood that the coins were to be earned & used within each event ..... the "Festive Farm Trader" will remain 7 days after the event ends for us to use them up. I think this part is clear, it's the runestones I am unclear.

    I would like to confirm how I read this note.... That we will not ever be able to earn runestones again?
    You state we need to spend them before the "Runestone Trader" is removed. This is a different trader than the ones for the coins (aka the Festive Farm Trader). When will this "Runestone Trader" be removed permanently? He normally goes away & reappears with each event, but the runestones remain in inventory. Are you saying that they too, just like the coins, will reset to zero 7 days after the event ends?

    Normally we have the Northern Lights and Viking Farms too over the winter months. I am wondering if the trader will stay this season for each of those. I have a lot of gold theme boxes in inventory that I would need to open up before the permanent Runestone Trader removal deadline, and I'm sure others do as well.

    On this same note, there are vouchers & seashells in those gold theme boxes too (and in my inventory), and with this report I can only assume those will go away too. I asked earlier (above) about those boxes, what will become of them?;

    .....
     Also, wondering if runes, vouchers & seashells will still be awarded in the newer style of gold theme boxes - and if not, what will they be replaced with? I can't imagine they'd put these coins in those boxes since we have a limited time to use them. 
    .....






  • killua25 (IT1)killua25 (IT1) IT1 Posts: 748
    The runestones are not being taken away but you do have to spend them up before the runestone trader is removed
    You will not be able to earn them again

    All 3 of the new currencies will be taken away -  7 days after the end of the event :(

    They will not carry over to the next run 


    Dear rosystarling,
    I don't find this change right. In the official announcement there is only the fact that the Christmas coins will replace the runes and that these coins will disappear at the end of the event.
    There is no reference to the runes. It would be the case that the ggs evaluates to let them remain for those who still have them so they can use them. I do not find it correct that the runes should be used right away.
    There are people who want to use the runes to buy other things that are not available with this farm. I am very disappointed that the ggs has made the decision for the winter farms to introduce coins that can only be used for the event itself. Now making the winter island would be even cheaper than the other two islands. From the comments I read I see a lot of people who are against this big change.
    I, like many others, want the runes to remain and be given the possibility of being able to use those that one has aside in the future but more importantly that you return as before you get runes and not temporary coins from the winter farm.
    killua25 @ it 1
  • RosyStarlingRosyStarling Moderator, ModGreen Posts: 2,847
    edited 06.12.2021
     millettina (FR1) said:
    Hello from France,

    I have a question :

    Can we still buy miniducks with new currencies ?

    Have a nice sunday :)
    I do not know what the rewards will be


    There will no longer be an event where we can earn runestones 
    When the trader goes this time it will not return again
    Correction. - 
    The runestones are still in the themed gold boxes 
    We can still receive more runestones, just not from the farms
    The Runestone Trader remains for now

    Each of the winter farms now have their own currency which cannot be carried over until the next run :(

    We are giving the feedback that is not a good change.
    We all  like to save up for the better items

    And this is  from all the forum. Not just this one


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  • Heather Norsk (US1)Heather Norsk (US1) US1 Posts: 4,716
    edited 06.12.2021
    @RosyStarling
    Thank you for answering our questions and forwarding the sentiments along !

    Will you please see if you can get an answer about the gold theme boxes which now reward vouchers, seashells and runestones?  If we earn/win more after this event ends, will there be something different in those boxes? Or, if we get runestones in them will the just immediately dissappear?

    Before I relay this information to others, I just want to make sure I understand correctly ..... 7 days after this event ends, both the Festive Farm Trader and the Runestone Trader will leave and all remaining balance of coins and runestones alike, will be wiped down to zero. Then when the winter, viking, or northern lights farm start up again, we will only get the Festive Farm Trader and never see the Runestone trader again.  Is this correct?
  • Jenny1979 (GR1)Jenny1979 (GR1) GR1 Posts: 1,608
    oh my... so every farm will have its own coin and after the event every coin will go to zero
    this is really absurd you know
    but I have a question 
    what about seashells? from what I understand they will stay but.. after the tropical island leaves will we be able to store them or shells will got to zero too?

    really I cant comprehend this
    and they didnt mention it anywhere.. that we will loose our runestones
    why are they treating us like that??

                                
                                     
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  • Morti (SKN1)Morti (SKN1) SKN1 Posts: 281


    There will no longer be an event where we can earn runestones 
    When the trader goes this time it will not return again



    I want it cut out of cardboard !!
    When the trader disappears this time, can we NEVER use our Runestone again?
  • RosyStarlingRosyStarling Moderator, ModGreen Posts: 2,847
    Please see my correction to the post above

    https://community.goodgamestudios.com/bigfarm/en/discussion/comment/4376231/#Comment_4376231

    Correction. - 
    The runestones are still in the themed gold boxes  
    We can still receive more runestones, just not from the farms
    The Runestone Trader remains for now
      
     

      
  • Jenny1979 (GR1)Jenny1979 (GR1) GR1 Posts: 1,608
    edited 06.12.2021
    you know... 
    I am really surpised on how they think and act in this company

    they should have left the option to buy ducks... with the new coin
    and now that we can't store them ,all players that wanted a duck... would have played more, put more effort and gold of course to be able to win more than one duck

    so instead of giving us the option to buy ducks with the new coin ..they just took away everything?
    really bad move
    and now I wonder why would someone bother to play this temporary farm let alone spend gold?
    cause from what we see now .. its not worth it!


                                
                                     
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  • I have a question on the Festive Farm Trader: I went to buy Premium Seal feed this morning and It only allowed me to buy 6 Premium Seal Feed and then it said I reached my limit. This is no fun. Why is there a limit on how much Premium Seal Feed that you can buy on Festive Farm Trader? Please answer this. I have 8 seal ponds and I could only feed 6 of them this morning.
  • RosyStarlingRosyStarling Moderator, ModGreen Posts: 2,847
    Yes, there is now a limit :(

    Why I do not know
      
     

      

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