Big Thumbs Down for this weeks Leader Board Rewards
Agreed. I had 4 days of a holiday weekend with no big plans. I could have devoted plenty of time to the game. Instead, my gaming time was cut about 90% thanks to the epic fail of the leaderboards.
I did manage to complete the insanely dumb 50 sparkle lights because I saw that it would be repeated. So in the prior week, I continued filling up craft shops with sparkle lights crafts. By the time the leaderboard was released, I already had the 50 crafts ready to harvest. I continuously planted the required crops and got more from neighbors and bushel swap.
It can be done, but like you said, it must be done to the exclusion of EVERYTHING ELSE. No quests, no nothing that requires HL crops other than the ones for sparkle lights crafts. And of course, the quests always want something else!