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Animal Sanctuary

darqladydarqlady The BossRegistered User Posts: 1,318 Cream Corn Champion

It is unfortunate that after all these years I will be unable to fully participate in a feature... Animal Sanctuary 2019 version seems poorly designed. It starts with the need to have animals to harvest that require FV$ to purchase. I happen to have 8 akita's and plenty of Hawaiian coconuts, but the other two farms I will be unable to harvest animals. With no animals, no coupons and thus no fulfilling the requirements. The need to keep spending coupons to keep the animals health high while you can barely harvest enough animal coupons to get to the end of the first stage, much less 5 stages....I think they need a request from friends option or a better way to distribute the tasks among the 3 components.

Obviously whoever designed the game doesn't play it. I wish I had known what was involved thoroughly before I made my first animal choice. I lucked out on farm choice, but I might have chosen a different sanctuary to save since it will obviously be only one- if that - that I can finish. Since I can only get 20 animal harvest coupons a day and I might have to spend 10, it will take the entire month to finish one.

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  • Sandy7226Sandy7226 Lord of the Forums Registered User Posts: 8,703 Lord of the Forums

    I believe you can complete the Animal Sanctuary by only harvesting crops if you desire. The animals were included for those that have them.

  • darqladydarqlady The Boss Registered User Posts: 1,318 Cream Corn Champion

    That got changed. When I harvested the first things I wasn't getting an xx coupons and a type of coupon... now I am.

  • PeelaPeela The One Who Knows It All Registered User Posts: 2,628 Lord of the Forums

    darqlady ... I have finished this feature ... it took me one day ... I only planted the longest term crops (you get coupons for every 100 you plant) and harvested the animals (which I had 5 each of) and used my insta-grows for both crops & animals .... I never opened the crafting at all ... so it can be done ... but obviously you need to have the insta-grows to do it quickly ...

  • darqladydarqlady The Boss Registered User Posts: 1,318 Cream Corn Champion

    Actually you need the planting space to do it your way. Jade is a heavily decorated farm with only about 250 land crop and 200 water... Hawaii has lots of water, but not land- also heavy decorations. However nice to know that planting will do it since I have tons of instants I can use. I haven't decorated Noel, so will have to put down plots around the treasures and I have some good chunks of land on Australia from the last farm run ( hence the water plots on HA).

    Since you finished, how high did the coupon commitments go? I passed one stage and saw 200 for stage 2. Was hoping it wasn't 500 for the final stage!

    If you did it in a day, then even with a chunk of time taken out of next week for a vacation, I should be able to do it in time then with a craft and plant mixture with an occasional animal harvest on Jade and Hawaii.

  • PeelaPeela The One Who Knows It All Registered User Posts: 2,628 Lord of the Forums

    you need at least 100 plots .... as you get coupons for every 100 you plant ....
    from memory I think the first stage is 50 ... then 100.... then 200 ... then 300 cant remember exactly sorry ... but Im pretty sure 300 is the last stage on each leg ...

    all crafts on Hawaii, Jade & Australia are 360min time frame ... but Noel has a variety of times (2x 120mins, 1x 240mins, 1x 360mins & 1x 60mins) if you have a fully upgraded building then the Noel you could do 6 recipes at a time with the 60min one ... to get coupons ...

  • Workingirl1Workingirl1 Registered User, Facebook Connect User Posts: 5 Loose Cannon

    Anyone know which animal goes with Hawaii farm?

  • Sandy7226Sandy7226 Lord of the Forums Registered User Posts: 8,703 Lord of the Forums

    @Workingirl1 said:
    Anyone know which animal goes with Hawaii farm?

    Believe it or not it is the White Jaw Rhino LOL

  • darqladydarqlady The Boss Registered User Posts: 1,318 Cream Corn Champion

    This time around I have two weeks to finish my last farm - Winter Wonderland - the other farms had 1 hour recipes so it was a tedious slog, but 3 down... WW is 6 hour recipes only and only 80 plots to work with :) However it is nice to only have to pay attention every 6 hours vs every hour! ( and the new farm thing is over so the 15 minute task toss wait is over as well)

    I wish they would choose farms that are newer ( and thus 1 hour recipes), but where we have had land sales so there might be space to work with. Those of us who decorate have little space available on so many farms.

  • PeelaPeela The One Who Knows It All Registered User Posts: 2,628 Lord of the Forums

    darqlady .... you dont have to wait the 6hrs to use the tokens ....I used them one after the other ... mind you I planted up a storm and used instagrows to grow the crops quickly ....
    and yes having to wait for 6hr crafts is not good .... I only crafted on Namaste India because as you said with the 1hr crafting ....it was easy to do both planting & crafting ...

  • darqladydarqlady The Boss Registered User Posts: 1,318 Cream Corn Champion

    I only have 88 plots available on Winter. So I slowly get 100 planted ( rice overnight and yams during the day) I don't know what you mean about not having to wait 6 hrs to use the tokens. If you use them right away to keep your animal happy, then you get hit with a 30 point penalty either after a workday or after sleeping, since both activities typically take you away from your computer for over 6 hours. Instead I am in the 500 stage with my poor animals dying, but have enough to fix them, finish the level and get half way through the 600 and last level...I am going to see if I can gather enough tokens to finish 500 and then immediately finish 600... then I don't lose another 30 to another penalty. I should finish in time (early) on Saturday though regardless.

  • PeelaPeela The One Who Knows It All Registered User Posts: 2,628 Lord of the Forums

    darqlady .... have you checked to see if you can expand your Winter farm .. I know some of the older ones are able to be expanded using coins ... then you can add some more plots ... mine is 38 x 38 which gives you 700 plots to plant ... I also used instagrows to grow the crops quicker... and turbos to harvest quicker as well ... if you have those you can move through the farms a lot faster ....
    you can get instagrows from the daily delight .... if you have a Hanging Gardens farm you should have an instagrow fountain that will give you one every week ... also on Farmers Square you can harvest turbos from the shop if you have one ... means its quicker ... lots of tricks to help you advance through the games they set for us to play ...
    I planted up a storm and then used the tokens to get to a level and only had to cure them using the 30 tokens once or twice over night

  • darqladydarqlady The Boss Registered User Posts: 1,318 Cream Corn Champion

    Thanks for the thoughts Peela, but all my farms are maxed in size except for the new ones where 80% offers haven't been given yet and the annoying Home.... But I am a decorator so I just don't have huge plot expanses. I also could have used some of my 1500+ instanta grows, but I preferred to try and finish without using them. I used one... and I didn't need to since I did as I said and held off turning in tokens until I had enough for the last two levels. I miscounted as it was and ended with 50 extra ( I forgot to count the 10% gift). I also ended Saturday morning - a day+ early... Over all 4 farms I used only one instant. India and the Savannah also had about 150 plots to work with... but those recipes were faster and used fast crops...
    I can't use turbos on those farms because that would harvest all the decorating crops as well as the plantable plots. But with 80-150 plots who cares :) Combines work fine. There are only a few farms I can use turbos on because of that.

    My comment was mostly to the coders suggesting that they move to the newer farms. They did include Alaska summer last time which was nice since it has more crop space atm. I expanded England last time there was a sale and haven't decorated the edges so I have space for that.
    It took almost two weeks to get through Winter.... and under two weeks to do the other 3 farms...

  • Sandy7226Sandy7226 Lord of the Forums Registered User Posts: 8,703 Lord of the Forums

    Comments here are only read by other players, suggestions or requests for technical help need to be made directly to Zynga.

  • darqladydarqlady The Boss Registered User Posts: 1,318 Cream Corn Champion

    Of course I suggested it, but I doubt suggestions make it past their limited help desk...

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