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  • MordnaMordna Posts: 53
    edited 07.06.2015
    I'm so excited for this!!! No more upgrading for me, saving my dollars for the CANDY FARM!!!

    I'm sure alpacas will be super cute! :P
    Mordna
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  • Wendytsj626Girl (US1)Wendytsj626Girl (US1) US1 Posts: 187
    edited 08.06.2015
    Thank you GGS for always trying to find ways to keep the game interesting and fun! Keep it up!
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  • gavinfarms (US1)gavinfarms (US1) US1 Posts: 2,191
    edited 08.06.2015
    I can tell you than on the US server, it is often 40 or more people who get the 50 million reward.

    I don't like that they refer to the Tropical Cows and Viking Ducks as a "hard work" reward. The experiment that proved 50 million can be done without gold, also basically proved that 90 million can not. In general, I am not in favor of rewards being offered that are gold only, which those are. I don't mind that some spend incredible amounts of money and don't have to wait as long, so long as the reward is ultimately attainable to those who don't spend gold.

    I sincerely hope that the Candy cowshed is reasonably attainable. They seem to want the Candy farm to be more fair. And for me, the Candy cowshed's "attainability" will be perhaps the best indicator of whether they have accomplished that or not.
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  • JanePlayer06 (US1)JanePlayer06 (US1) US1 Posts: 106
    edited 08.06.2015
    gavinfarms wrote: »
    I can tell you than on the US server, it is often 40 or more people who get the 50 million reward.

    I don't like that they refer to the Tropical Cows and Viking Ducks as a "hard work" reward. The experiment that proved 50 million can be done without gold, also basically proved that 90 million can not. In general, I am not in favor of rewards being offered that are gold only, which those are. I don't mind that some spend incredible amounts of money and don't have to wait as long, so long as the reward is ultimately attainable to those who don't spend gold.

    I sincerely hope that the Candy cowshed is reasonably attainable. They seem to want the Candy farm to be more fair. And for me, the Candy cowshed's "attainability" will be perhaps the best indicator of whether they have accomplished that or not.

    I agree with what Gavinfarms has said here. to get to 50 million is a lot of work even with a little gold use
    I certainly hope that you don't have to spend a whole bunch of gold to get the candy cowshed.
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  • BriannospamGame (SKN1)BriannospamGame (SKN1) Posts: 1,803
    edited 08.06.2015
    gavinfarms wrote: »
    I don't like that they refer to the Tropical Cows and Viking Ducks as a "hard work" reward. The experiment that proved 50 million can be done without gold, also basically proved that 90 million can not. .

    Ehhhhh?
    I have 2 times doing all 3 books, but not all the side task on a temp farm (tropical island both times as far I remember)
    I don't using gold om the temp farm, but I spend many millions on them (maybe 200, I have never make any calculation about it), and I every time have spend many hours on the temp farms...(I'm a single retired man, so I think I can (and do) spend more time on the game than most players.
    But I have not yet get doing good enough to get a tropical cow or viking duck.
    - And now (if I understand you correct) you say, it's not a hard work to get 50 millions? - Now I was damn depressed. ;(
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  • gavinfarms (US1)gavinfarms (US1) US1 Posts: 2,191
    edited 08.06.2015
    Ehhhhh?
    I have 2 times doing all 3 books, but not all the side task on a temp farm (tropical island both times as far I remember)
    I don't using gold om the temp farm, but I spend many millions on them (maybe 200, I have never make any calculation about it), and I every time have spend many hours on the temp farms...(I'm a single retired man, so I think I can (and do) spend more time on the game than most players.
    But I have not yet get doing good enough to get a tropical cow or viking duck.
    - And now (if I understand you correct) you say, it's not a hard work to get 50 millions? - Now I was damn depressed. ;(

    I think you may have slightly misunderstood what I was saying. It is hard, very hard to get 50 million. 90 million requires more than "hard work" - it requires gold. Hard work alone is not enough to the 90 million reward of the tropical cowshed.
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  • BriannospamGame (SKN1)BriannospamGame (SKN1) Posts: 1,803
    edited 08.06.2015
    gavinfarms wrote: »
    I think you may have slightly misunderstood what I was saying. It is hard, very hard to get 50 million. 90 million requires more than "hard work" - it requires gold. Hard work alone is not enough to the 90 million reward of the tropical cowshed.

    Ok, then yes I have misunderstanding you, and now I'm totaly agree with you :)
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  • Yakoska (US1)Yakoska (US1) Posts: 1,631
    edited 08.06.2015
    gavinfarms wrote: »
    I can tell you than on the US server, it is often 40 or more people who get the 50 million reward.

    I don't like that they refer to the Tropical Cows and Viking Ducks as a "hard work" reward. The experiment that proved 50 million can be done without gold, also basically proved that 90 million can not. In general, I am not in favor of rewards being offered that are gold only, which those are. I don't mind that some spend incredible amounts of money and don't have to wait as long, so long as the reward is ultimately attainable to those who don't spend gold.

    I sincerely hope that the Candy cowshed is reasonably attainable. They seem to want the Candy farm to be more fair. And for me, the Candy cowshed's "attainability" will be perhaps the best indicator of whether they have accomplished that or not.

    I agree with the just about everything, except that there shouldn't be rewards for gold users only. Is it unbalanced? Yes. Big Farm is not a balanced game. Is it unfair? Not in my opinion. I'd love to agree with you, because I am a sucker for the Cows, or Minimoos as a co-op mate calls them. And it 'forces' me to open my pocketbook. And by force I mean tempts me over the line. :) But if you put more (in this case more than just hard work, I agree completely there) you should be able to get more back. That, unfortunately, is fair. :/

    -Y
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  • ashim (IN1)ashim (IN1) IN1 Posts: 572
    edited 08.06.2015
    gavinfarms wrote: »
    I think you may have slightly misunderstood what I was saying. It is hard, very hard to get 50 million. 90 million requires more than "hard work" - it requires gold. Hard work alone is not enough to the 90 million reward of the tropical cowshed.

    yes it is very hard to get 5 crore shell, ithink 1 day ggs should listen us and then they decrease their rate of cowshed in temporary farm
  • rocnrobn (US1)rocnrobn (US1) US1 Posts: 258
    edited 08.06.2015
    I would just like to make the 50 mil so my decor tower doesn't have empty spaces. I fall short every time cause I didn't use enough gold.
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  • Raven68 (US1)Raven68 (US1) Posts: 101
    edited 08.06.2015
    I have to say I'm definitely excited about the new temp farm - sugar cane, sugar beats, alpacas, Cocoa orchards (yes, chocolate!) & a Candy Palace. It sounds like fun & I certainly need a supply of horseshoes. I don't yet fully understand how the new island will work, but that just adds to the anticipation. NOT A SQUARE? Go ahead, taunt me again.... lol.
    Jiesta wrote: »
    What colour will Benny's truck be this time? Pink maybe? ;)
    Good catch, Jiesta. I'm a polka dot man, myself! :p
    The candy palace mechanic replaces task chapters.
    Willy Wonka? An Oompa-Loompa? Taunt me a third time.... please...;)
    Kamilcom wrote: »
    ...And the request for a witness of those who openned temp farm at L30 and did not wish afterwards they left it for later still stands.
    I was somewhere in the level 30s or 40s but the effect was the same - shock. I remember thinking this was clearly a toy for the big kids (lvl 100+) when I realized I couldn't possibly sustain the cash drain to even finish chapter one. I scaled down & just grew peanuts to fill the ship - & for horseshoes to a non-existent horse farm (at the time) This was cause for 1 of my 2 acerbic diatribes to GGS on the message boards.

    I'm in the level 90s & still have yet to finish Chapter 2. I've used the cash & construction queue to strengthen my main farms; and very happy I've done so. When GGS says they've made the Candy Farm easier to start - I'm glad. It's not just the level 30s to 50s that might benefit.

    Finally, thanks Kamilcom for the reminder of how much I depended upon the ship cash (sometimes desperately) when I was at lower levels. I've sent out a cautionary email to my team for anyone under level 60 about opening the temp island.

    Love the game; love the temp islands (even the small portions I've played). Glad I can share my experiences with newer players; maybe have them avoid some of the pitfalls I fell into.
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  • monica1230 (US1)monica1230 (US1) Posts: 370
    edited 08.06.2015
    What happen with the Island and Vicking farms and all money we put on it ?
    an other farm like the candy farm ,just cut all the work we did on the others and the effects we got from them !

    I suggest the "islands" be renamed" to not include the word "farm" because no matter how many times it is called a temporary event like the current Fairy Tale Time and other short events so many people don't get past the word farm and automatically think it is here to stay. Tropical/Viking/Candy with Adventure/Vacation/Get Away/Challenge. I don't know why it is so hard to understand it is a temporary it said people still don't get it. Or maybe wait till a higher level to unlock them to give people more time to learn the game and the terms involved. The islands are designed to give higher lvls a way to use excess income, this seems impossible to believe early in the game but is in fact a truth. Add in having all research done the island and challenge are the only way go to, sorta like a trip to the casino where you go for the fun not expecting to come home with money in your pockets.

    We also don't need a 4th permanent farm, the lag created with we have the temp islands. If we had a 4th farm and then still have the temp farms it would be a nightmare. I already have to ctrl F5 more frequently with every added permanent or temp change.
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  • bikeboy (GB1)bikeboy (GB1) Posts: 486
    edited 08.06.2015
    gavinfarms wrote: »
    Nafaru,
    On the question of the ship, I have talked with several players, and we all share this confusion - While what you said is true, that a person can sell something for a better price to the ship, if you fail to satisfy slots 5 and 6 you must wait six hours for to even depart, thus meaning a maximum of two ships a day instead of four. These ships carry bonus xp's as well. So there certainly seems to be a very negative impact in dollars and xp's to not filling slots 5 and 6, because you cut in half the number of ships per day.
    Aye, well put. If we were getting such a good deal filling only 4 slots and waiting 6 hours for it to disappear, why bring out the 5th and 6th slots. My ship sank yesterday,somebody pulled the wrong plug. Im having the next few days away from Big Farm, I have a funny feeling there will be chaos in here after the update, that is if it actually goes ahead.
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  • Smurf8Smurf8 Posts: 235
    edited 08.06.2015
    What time is the update? Are we nearly there yet? Are we?
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  • BriannospamGame (SKN1)BriannospamGame (SKN1) Posts: 1,803
    edited 08.06.2015
    Smurf8 wrote: »
    What time is the update? Are we nearly there yet? Are we?

    Quoted from the annoumcement:
    This update is expected to hit servers on June 9th, 2015

    Just now it's monday 8 june, time is 10:39 pm...
    - I'll guess there is aorund 12 hours from now to the updat etake place.. but only GGS know that (if anybody know the time precisely)
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  • rocnrobn (US1)rocnrobn (US1) US1 Posts: 258
    edited 08.06.2015
    Remember the update is ready for launch, it might not launch right after update.
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  • gavinfarms (US1)gavinfarms (US1) US1 Posts: 2,191
    edited 08.06.2015
    I think my point got lost along the way. The tropical cow shed was labeled as a "hard work" reward when it was clearly more than that, because extremely hard work alone, at any level, will not get you a tropical cowshed.

    On the topic of gold, in relation to Y's comments, I don't object to gold, but there is something murky about the way it is used for the cowshed. If you buy a tractor with gold you know how much gold it costs. You buy that gold, and there you are. Does is take 20,000 gold to get a tropical cowshed? Is it 50,000 or 100,000? It is not clear. If you spend $100.00 with perfect efficiency, will you then find you needed to have more? To be clear, I am okay with leaving it murky and unclear -- simply don't label it as something that can be earned through hard work, when it definitively can not.
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  • BriannospamGame (SKN1)BriannospamGame (SKN1) Posts: 1,803
    edited 08.06.2015
    Gavinfarms: You can say the same things about the Irish chicken coop (and several other rewards) in WOF...
    how much gold cost an Irish chicken coop (or a hammock etc)
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  • gavinfarms (US1)gavinfarms (US1) US1 Posts: 2,191
    edited 09.06.2015
    Not exactly. The Irish Chicken Coop (and frankly, the tropical pig sty) are "ranking" rewards. I do think it is fair to expect the farmer to know that that will in all likelihood cost a lot of gold, and can not be guaranteed because ranking is by definition constantly moving until the final moment.
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  • ashim (IN1)ashim (IN1) IN1 Posts: 572
    edited 09.06.2015
    what is the timing of update
  • BriannospamGame (SKN1)BriannospamGame (SKN1) Posts: 1,803
    edited 09.06.2015
    ashim4 wrote: »
    what is the timing of update

    The update are planned to take place today tuesday 9 june, but GGS have not told us anything about a clock time for it.
    - My personal guess is the update will take place in around 6-7 hours from now, but I can be wrong about it.

    Remember: The update only make it possible the candy farm can start... but there's no garantie the candy farm will start at once the update have taken place... Maybe the candy farm start short after the update? - or may it first start tommorrow? - or maybe first in next week?
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  • FilipeczekFilipeczek Posts: 275
    edited 09.06.2015
    My son can't wait to see the Candy Farm, I told him it will be today but it's not. But indeed the news only says that the update is today, not that the farm starts today, again misunderstanding. :(
    Oh well, I hope it will start anytime soon...
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  • eikco (SKN1)eikco (SKN1) SKN1 Posts: 35
    edited 09.06.2015
    I would like to know whether it is over, with the two islands, winter and summer island, or whether in future 3 different ??? this is a google translation, as my English is not so good.
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  • Jiesta (NL1)Jiesta (NL1) Posts: 6,557
    edited 09.06.2015
    It will all be a surprise eikco3, GGS will not reveal any more than they have done in the official announcement. We'll just have to wait and see..... ^^


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  • ashim (IN1)ashim (IN1) IN1 Posts: 572
    edited 09.06.2015
    we cant wait any more,
  • RunsWivScissors (GB1)RunsWivScissors (GB1) GB1 Posts: 6,633
    edited 09.06.2015
    eikco3 wrote: »
    I would like to know whether it is over, with the two islands, winter and summer island, or whether in future 3 different ??? this is a google translation, as my English is not so good.

    My guess would be that it will rotate between......
    • Tropical
    • Viking
    • Candy
    • Northern Lights
    Plus any more new ones that they add, but like Jiesta says, we won`t know for sure until it happens. ^^
     
  • Smurf8Smurf8 Posts: 235
    edited 09.06.2015
    Benny is wearing the wrong shirt and my Hot Deal is for shells not vouchers. Bottom lip trembles...
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  • lthrrr (GB1)lthrrr (GB1) Posts: 1,665
    edited 09.06.2015
    I wonder what colour shirt he will wear to sell Candy Farm seeds......
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  • Ria_ ()Ria_ () Posts: 280
    edited 09.06.2015
    I guess they've postponed that update even more.
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  • Smurf8Smurf8 Posts: 235
    edited 09.06.2015
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    EDIT: Looks like threatening Rocky Road did the trick, update in progress, let's see what it brings :D
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