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  • FarmerCli (US1)FarmerCli (US1) US1 Posts: 2,348
    The only way this CC plus Santa's Event can work together is "if" and I mean "if" all the Santa's List consists of products from the Gourmet and Flower Farms (except for the goats and ducks and donkeys).  Otherwise, we will be forced to choose which to focus on: We go all out for the CC or we go all out for the Santa's List Event.


    Photo taken by FarmerCli  (Front Porch View of Elk grazing in pasture) 2015

  • Oh yes......I remember this event from last year.  You do NOT have the ability to opt-out.  In other words, you harvest one single item on the list and you are active whether you like it or not.  
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  • I don't know WHY GGS fails to realize this is a problem. They apparently felt that someone joining an "Open Co-Op" during the last 10 seconds of the event was enough of a problem to fix, but not someone who only has time to log in once a week.

    Even a START button wouldn't help, if someone wanted to be vindictive.

    I just hate that GGS puts our Co-Op Leaders in the position of having to remove less active players strictly because of this event. Sure, we could do like Artful and just ignore it, but our members WANT these Decos.  Leaders have to balance the wants of the entire Co-Op.
    @Southern (US1) I think that they do "get it" as the complaint has come from some many communities, however by the time we realised it had not been addressed this time, it was too late to make such a significant change & test it thoroughly & risking adding it & messing up the event was even worse - we should have started to pester them in the Summer, but we are hopeful that we can get something changed for next year, though I appreciate that is not much help this year. :(

    One option is to insist that all members start their lists, in phase 1, if you have a very active coop & know that the other members can easily complete it, at least that stops casual members from accidentally starting it at a later time. It is not perfect, as a red dot can easily just suddenly return & harvest their farm, before even checking what events are running, but it can help with those unpredictable members that show up once or twice a week.

    @wascallywabbit So I guess if no other players on your team want to contribute (or can't get on to their farms) There's no point participating? no individual benefit for this?
    @Betty Birken (US1) If you are the only active member in your coop & you are able to complete your own list each week, the you can get all 5 decos yourself. If another member does show up & start their list, it would also need to be completed though.


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  • @WascallyWabbit what time will the event start? It is kind of important if you want to plan out your day :)
  • Southern (US1)Southern (US1) US1 Posts: 3,268
    @WascallyWabbit what time will the event start? It is kind of important if you want to plan out your day :)
    @Mtuszek (PL1)

    It starts at Midnight CET (Central European Time).  You'd have to convert that to whatever time that is on your server. :)

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  • farmgirlmimi43 (US1)farmgirlmimi43 (US1) US1 Posts: 412
    edited 30.11.2017
    Gods, you guys really don't listen. At least give us some time to work on our individual lists before the greedy ones in the co-op can pile on and gobble up all of the rewards for themselves. And yes, our leader would curb that behavior but there is no way to even tell who the guilty parties are. Looks like I'll be leaving my co-op for the month again.

  • T.O.P (INT1)T.O.P (INT1) INT1 Posts: 247
    edited 30.11.2017
    I don't know WHY GGS fails to realize this is a problem. They apparently felt that someone joining an "Open Co-Op" during the last 10 seconds of the event was enough of a problem to fix, but not someone who only has time to log in once a week.

    Even a START button wouldn't help, if someone wanted to be vindictive.

    I just hate that GGS puts our Co-Op Leaders in the position of having to remove less active players strictly because of this event. Sure, we could do like Artful and just ignore it, but our members WANT these Decos.  Leaders have to balance the wants of the entire Co-Op.
    @Southern (US1) I think that they do "get it" as the complaint has come from some many communities, however by the time we realised it had not been addressed this time, it was too late to make such a significant change & test it thoroughly & risking adding it & messing up the event was even worse - we should have started to pester them in the Summer, but we are hopeful that we can get something changed for next year, though I appreciate that is not much help this year. :(

    One option is to insist that all members start their lists, in phase 1, if you have a very active coop & know that the other members can easily complete it, at least that stops casual members from accidentally starting it at a later time. It is not perfect, as a red dot can easily just suddenly return & harvest their farm, before even checking what events are running, but it can help with those unpredictable members that show up once or twice a week.

    @wascallywabbit So I guess if no other players on your team want to contribute (or can't get on to their farms) There's no point participating? no individual benefit for this?
    @Betty Birken (US1) If you are the only active member in your coop & you are able to complete your own list each week, the you can get all 5 decos yourself. If another member does show up & start their list, it would also need to be completed though.
    This is why you and the other mods are my hero(es), Wabbit. :)  I'll hold out hope that next year we won't have this problem.  Shall I remind you around April/May to prod the Devs on this issue? :trollface:
    Why don't you start reminding Wabbit after new year @Southern (US1) the earlier the better... ;)
  • holidayrox (US1)holidayrox (US1) US1 Posts: 328
    Truly, this event makes a JOKE of what the DEVS said on the live feed message.
    Dennis said Dont do everything. Dont TRY to do everthing. THIS EVENT goes AGAINST everything he said AND everything for how this farming game is.
    holidayrox @ us 1
  • holidayrox (US1)holidayrox (US1) US1 Posts: 328
    this particular event LOST people last year. Just don't understand WHY they, as OPERATIVES would repeat an event that would have people QUIT 
    holidayrox @ us 1
  • holidayrox (US1)holidayrox (US1) US1 Posts: 328
    so you as developers of the game, have figured out a way to get rid of members. 
    holidayrox @ us 1
  • Jiesta (NL1)Jiesta (NL1) Posts: 6,557
    edited 30.11.2017
    Its not all that bad.   
    Last year we had several new members that started their tasks but we were able to help complete them in in good time.
      We had 2 members that were on vacation that was no problem.   
      We enjoyed this event and are looking forward to it again.
      Happy Holidays to all.   :)   :)

    I do agree! This event can be successfully completed, when leaded & accompanied properly and all members communicate well with each other - even when new members join the coop, or existing members stay inactive - it can be done!

    Really looking forward to this event and working together with the whole coop again, although we do have only 14 members + among them some less active players or even being absent (because of their other activities during this festive month) - we always look forward to this event which so much emphasizes the 'togetherness' & 'solidarity' within the coop.
    We very much regret that our "All time favourite" event Santa's List 2015 never ever came back in it's original form - we really believe that was the very best event ever! - but nevertheless we also enjoyed last year's event and thus looking forward to start this one!!


    Happy Holidays to all! 
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  • holidayrox (US1)holidayrox (US1) US1 Posts: 328
    Can I say, After listening to the live feed message I THOUGHT everything was on track. NOW, not so much.

    hypocrite

    holidayrox @ us 1
  • Can we not get any info on the start of the Viking/Festive Farm?  Is this too much to ask?  If it starts in the next 4 days, it nullifies our rewards from the events ending today.
    Hey @gavinfarms (US1) the Festive farm will start on December 5th. :)
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  • LCCGamer (US1)LCCGamer (US1) US1 Posts: 27
    JAX (GB1) said:
    Can someone please tell me how long this event lasts for ?
    Chapters 1-4 are 6 days each plus chapter 5.  If Chapter 5 also lasts 6 days, then the event will last 30 days.
    LCCGamer @ us 1
  • FarmerCli (US1)FarmerCli (US1) US1 Posts: 2,348
    Since the Christmas Event will start at Midnight CEST, then it will be starting for me at 3 pm (Pacific Standard Time).  The rest of you on the US1 can calculate from there.  o:)  So now since 3 pm is many hours away, what is this new Maintenance/Update all about that will be starting in about 18 minutes?


    Photo taken by FarmerCli  (Front Porch View of Elk grazing in pasture) 2015

  • Tinzen (SKN1)Tinzen (SKN1) SKN1 Posts: 473
    Since the Christmas Event will start at Midnight CEST, then it will be starting for me at 3 pm (Pacific Standard Time).  The rest of you on the US1 can calculate from there.  o:)  So now since 3 pm is many hours away, what is this new Maintenance/Update all about that will be starting in about 18 minutes?
    I have no idea, and why put it up so close on the goldfsish event to finnish
    Tinzen @ skn 1
  • Helmik (SKN1)Helmik (SKN1) SKN1 Posts: 9
    16 minutes to the end of the gold field, why now update
    Helmik @ skn 1
  • Tinzen (SKN1)Tinzen (SKN1) SKN1 Posts: 473
    Is there a hotfix or no?
    Tinzen @ skn 1
  • FarmerCli (US1)FarmerCli (US1) US1 Posts: 2,348
    edited 30.11.2017
    The Maintenance Signal maybe stuck.  I logged out when it showed 1+ minutes to go, and 15 minutes later I logged back in and the Maintenance Signal still showed 1+ minutes.  So I don't know what is going on!
    Maybe, since everything else has a bit more time left (i.e. goldfish has 2 hrs left, WWC has 6+ hrs left), just maybe the Team is going to put the Test Server back into operation.  Yes, yes.....a lot of speculation!

    After posting the above, I went back to my farm and guess what? There was no "Maintenance Signal".  Maybe someone on the Team got "finger happy" and accidently pushed the "Start Maintenence" button! LOL


    Photo taken by FarmerCli  (Front Porch View of Elk grazing in pasture) 2015

  • nannsi (SKN1)nannsi (SKN1) SKN1 Posts: 320
    Now the rescue van disappeared - and so did all of our goldfish and we got no deco..........!!
    nannsi @ SKN1 

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  • Tinzen (SKN1)Tinzen (SKN1) SKN1 Posts: 473
    And they seems to have regret it now
    Tinzen @ skn 1
  • Artmaker (GB1)Artmaker (GB1) GB1 Posts: 1,495
    Confused now.   I was about to get all three farms up, maybe do a mission, but the maintenance thing was on. So I'm waiting.  Now it just vanished.     Anyone know what's going on?
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  • Tinzen (SKN1)Tinzen (SKN1) SKN1 Posts: 473
    Confused now.   I was about to get all three farms up, maybe do a mission, but the maintenance thing was on. So I'm waiting.  Now it just vanished.     Anyone know what's going on?
    Not a clue
    Tinzen @ skn 1
  • nannsi (SKN1)nannsi (SKN1) SKN1 Posts: 320
    Not very pleased with extension for goldfish rescue - several in my coop do not have enough feed for those extra hours - will they really loose their fish because og problems at BF ??
    Hope they will get their fish to the villagepond

    nannsi @ SKN1 

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  • Wondering what is going on. Where is the update, the goldfish deco, and the ranking rewards for goldfish?Would be nice if a mod updated us.
  • Artmaker (GB1)Artmaker (GB1) GB1 Posts: 1,495
    Some of my team mates are wondering if they need to make more goldfish flakes.  Me too.  I had it set to cover the time but now????????? 

    Mods?
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