The Paths of Alchemy

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  1. illy1996

    illy1996 All Knowing Oracle

    Hey, stranger! Where ya bin? :music:
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  2. Bhodho

    Bhodho Count Count

    Out and about.
    Been missing in action for exactly 24 months now. What did I miss? Am I still President of the Top Gamers Club???
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  3. Banjoman

    Banjoman Forum Ambassador

    What Top Gamers Club ? :wuerg:
  4. Bhodho

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  5. blessedlady2

    blessedlady2 Exceptional Talent

    Welcome back Bhodho!!!!
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  6. Bhodho

    Bhodho Count Count

    Thank you...
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  7. Banjoman

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  8. littletinybit

    littletinybit Forum Connoisseur

    Welcome back Bhodho!

    I have a question - I really don't expect an answer for... What is the point of all these colored tinctures we are given with the key?
    The way the game is structured - you can only really use a few with your bulbs.

    I started with MM - and used Supergrow and Suzys (Plus buffs of CAC, White Innocence and Fruit Cake) to build up my 10 little seeds until I had enough for the field area. Regular harvests with water and manure after. Been growing 4leaf clover and Ixora on the other fields to maximize drops. (Been refining the 4 Leaf Clovers). I had trees on the MM field and left them. I am done with MM and moving to Main next.
    I have 5 seeds waiting for my 4-Leaf clovers to get done in about an hour.

    Since I think I can get this event done in time - I will only use Supergrow and maybe Suzys for the first couple of harvests, so I can get my 5 little seeds to multiply a bit faster. Maybe I will get lucky and another 5 bulbs will drop in before I plant.
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  9. dumbunny

    dumbunny Forum Duke

    My theory is that the developers wanted to give each farm enough that whether or not we bought a basket, we would have plenty of colored tinctures. Just think of it this way - the left overs will get you a teensy bit more CCs and EP at the end of the event.

    Now, as for players wondering what to do when they use the next key to open the next color section of the circle - your choices are use the 5 bulbs that the game has gifted you and start with 5 plants (you know what to do - 2x2s for the 5 seeds plus SG and SSG and go from there). OR buy a basket and start that color with those bulbs. This event is structured so that we can do it without spending money, but if you're impatient, spend money and buy a basket to get more bulbs.

    That said, as you only get 5 additional bulbs if you've used the 5 bulbs the game previously gave you on the last "check" - I've been milling the bulbs in whatever color I'm currently needing. Why not? It's 5 more towards the totals needed for the event.

    Do what you can, reap what rewards you can... or put out animal pens and sell manure - took a bit, but prices are finally on the rise.
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  10. littletinybit

    littletinybit Forum Connoisseur

    Thanks for the thoughts on my question dumbunny. I like it!
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  11. hatzeva

    hatzeva Forum Commissioner

    Welcome back Bhodho!

    Has anyone figured out the difference between the clover costing one flower bulb in the mill and the one costing ten? The last seems pointless to me but am I missing something?
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  12. illy1996

    illy1996 All Knowing Oracle

    Good to see you here Bhodho! ;)

    Hatzeva: I thought it was something to do with being a Premium player ... :oops:

    Edit: Hey, I just had a brainwave! I think this might work:

    Set the mill off for a long while and put your 5 bulbs on to mill. When the next lot are available, cancel the first lot and put on 10 to mill. :)

    Not sure how it will work beyond 10 but I may experiment - I might be able to get enough seeds together to get the last lot of crops off to a good start. :p
    Anyone see any flaws in my thinking here? o_O
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2020
  13. pepsishot

    pepsishot Forum Connoisseur

    Welcome back!! I myself just returned a couple months ago. Good to see you again :)
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  14. dumbunny

    dumbunny Forum Duke

    Illy - I tried it! It works!!!!!!!!!
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  15. illy1996

    illy1996 All Knowing Oracle

    I'm up to 15 - wish I had thought of it earlier. Might get another 5 bulbs before I start on the last section. :D
  16. racheliz

    racheliz Junior Expert

    Thanks illy, that's a great idea. I too am building up my stock of bulbs. :music:
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  17. kibsnfebs

    kibsnfebs Forum Duke

    Cleared all the paths, started from Yellow and ended with Purple! CR up and running:)
    Good luck to all in the race:)
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  18. Mooboy

    Mooboy Forum General

    Welcome back Bhodho :D:D:D

    Glad to see some veteran farmers coming back :D:D

    I have done the whole Event :p-.-:p

    Now focus on MM to Finish some MM Quests The other fields I use to make CC and work on normal Farm Quests :p:p
  19. farmerumf

    farmerumf Forum Veteran

    Just finished. Feel it was quite a leisurely event, apart from the nonsense getting the seeds in the first place.
  20. spotsbox

    spotsbox Forum General

    Finished early this morning. :D I admit I was confuzzled at the start, since I didn't read the FAQ thoroughly and tried to begin while half asleep (not to self - again - : farming and sleeping don't mix :wuerg:), but once I went back to bed for a bit, then re-read the instructions after coming fully awake, I finally got a start about 2/3 of the way thru the first day. :p Slow start aside, I started with baha, then went to the mainland, and finished with moonlight world. Got lucky and won 100% harvest boost on wheel with about half of mainland plants grown, so was able to finish there quickly and move on to MM. Weird sleep schedule allowed for maximum harvest usage of boost got me past 1/2 way point with purple plants, and was able to finish up leisurely. Now enjoying 2 days of free time on all fields. :inlove:

    Mooboy and Bhodo! How wonderful to see you again! It is indeed nice to see some farm elders (speaking only of experience, not age ;) ) returning. I know there are others we haven't seen in ages that I often wonder how they're doing.