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Airship Misery   Seasonal Events, CCs and Updates

Started Sep-13 by 1MagentaRose; 2271 views.
1MagentaRose

From: 1MagentaRose

Sep-13

Eeeeeeeek. Airship now asking for over 400 items and Daily Quest only asking for 80 items to be sent. When I send it empty it comes back asking for even more!!  I would love if the Developers allowed you to just send the amount required to finish a Daily Quest although I try to wait for Daily Quests where Trina wants airship items sent as well.

With so many friends wanting only airship items and with the next CC approaching there is usually a lot of Airship quests to complete, this will be difficult to achieve. Please Developers be kind.

I cannot send gifts to friends who only ask for airship items so it makes Trina's quest of "Send Gifts to Friends" also difficult to complete. 

The reason for my rant is because:-  I am trying to restock after losing EVERYTHING again except my Level thank goodness in the April CC update. (By everything i mean ALL Achievements - no chance to get Trina's achievement now,  all Inventory Items in every Category, all Event Pets, all completed puzzles, all collectables, all furniture in every room etc etc. BigFish did give me some coins, diamonds, non event pets and stamps)

To all the players who have also lost during Updates, you have my sympathy.

LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Sep-13

1MagentaRose said:

With so many friends wanting only airship items

It sounds like you may need some new friends. If you don't want to put your game ID# here in the forum, then send it to me in a PM and I'll send you an invitation. I always have only one airship item on my wishlist along with 3 other items.

AEGram

From: AEGram

Sep-14

Some history.....the airship wheels increase as you level up. Each time you reach the next level, the airship also increases the amount it can ask.

In the lower levels, this isn't a problem because you can generally continue to play rounds to build excess airship inventory. However, once you have about 60 HOSs open, the players are at an extreme disadvantage. 

The theory about the increasing wheels is that there are an increased number of HOSs open from which one can get the airship item. That may be true, but I can only do a finite number of HOSs in one hour, and that averages between 55 and 60. 

Because there are 6 items for the airship, I concluded a couple years ago that I need to do 3.5 full rounds for each airship I send to maintain a balanced quantity of each item and not have the inventory gradually be depleted.

When only 60 HOSs are open, that's about 3 hours of work....airship comes back after 4 hours, so it's very balanced. 

However, there are currently 171 HOSs in the game....If I can do 60 in one hour, it will take me nearly 3 hours to do one full round. I'll let you do the math for how many hours would be required for me to do 3.5 full rounds..........ain't gonna happen; I don't love the game that much, nor do I have that many available hours in one day.

So, when we were on the Big Fish forum, many of us saw the trend and begged, pleaded, groveled with the Devs (through the Moderators) to put a max level on the amount of wheels the airship would request.

We offered suggestions for letting us keep the excess wheels in some inventory spot to use for a future airship sending. We made other suggestions how it could be made more fair to players. Nothing was ever done. All our requests and suggestions fell on deaf ears. So, it is what it is.

To add insult to injury, the Devs have currently given us a "reprieve" on postcards for some of the higher leveled players. They've also reduced the amount of shards Trina asks for...it started at 50 and I'm up to 55 now, but certainly less than the 200.

BUT....there are only 4 things Trina asks for instead of 5, which means the other items come up more frequently. IF it were balanced, IF they'd ask for HOSs the majority of the time, this would be a beneficial thing for helping players to increase airship inventory.

This month, my Trina quests have asked for airship wheels 60% of the time! ....I'm not making very much progress toward Key Master when there's little airship inventory remaining.

  • Edited September 14, 2021 8:24 pm  by  AEGram
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LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Sep-14

AEGram said:

To add insult to injury, the Devs have currently given us a "reprieve" on postcards for some of the higher leveled players. They've also reduced the amount of shards Trina asks for...it started at 50 and I'm up to 55 now, but certainly less than the 200.

At what level does this appear to happen? I'm about a third of the way through Level 107 and Trina is still wanting 200 shards and I'm still getting the requests for postcards. Maybe I need to level all the way up for these things to happen. But that's not going to happen any time soon. I'm just playing a little at a time. In my opinion, there's no reason to rush this.

  • Edited September 15, 2021 3:33 am  by  LvlSlgr
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1MagentaRose

From: 1MagentaRose

Sep-15

AEGram said:

However, there are currently 171 HOSs in the game....If I can do 60 in one hour, it will take me nearly 3 hours to do one full round. I'll let you do the math for how many hours would be required for me to do 3.5 full rounds..........ain't gonna happen; I don't love the game that much, nor do I have that many available hours in one day.

Ain't gonna happen for me either smile  I'm Level 98 so I think I'll just concentrate on the Main Quests and not worry to much about trying to re-do all my lost Achievements.

LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Sep-15

1MagentaRose said:

not worry to much about trying to re-do all my lost Achievements.

That's the exactly what I decided to do after the second time my game was wiped out by a "glitch" on the BigFish server. I know I accomplished them once - some twice - and that's good enough for me.

Hang in there.

AEGram

From: AEGram

Sep-15

LvlSlgr said:

At what level does this appear to happen? I'm about a third of the way through Level 107 and Trina is still wanting 200 shards and I'm still getting the requests for postcards. Maybe I need to level all the way up for these things to happen. But that's not going to happen any time soon. I'm just playing a little at a time. In my opinion, there's no reason to rush this.

When the Spring download was pushed and installed on my game, Trina started to ask for 50 shards instead of 200 and no longer requested postcards at all.

Gradually, the shard amount has increased to 55, but still there are no postcards added to her quests. 

Additionally, I receive 16 coins and 1 Golden Key when completing her quests. 

I have no idea how much longer it will remain this way on my game. It was nice in the beginning to only have to give her 50 shards and to get a reprieve on postcards, but what is requested is certainly not balanced....shards and wheels are asked for the most, then ZZs.....50 scenes is the least frequent of her requests. 

Apparently, this is the Devs way of "helping players" to achieve the ridiculous amount of 3000 keys for Ace Assistant and 5000 for Key Master.

They'd help us a whole bunch more by putting a limit on the rising number of wheels the airship will give each time players level up. Trina asks for 300; one of the DQs ask for 350. That DQ amount should be lowered to 300 and the airship should yield no more than 300 to 321 wheels...OR they should provide a way for us to store/keep the excess wheels.

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LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Sep-15

Thanks, AEGram. Apparently this didn't happen in my game as Trina still wants 200 shards and the postcards. The shards are a real problem because about 18 months ago my game was sent back to Level 1 as if I as starting over again. BF restored some of the things I was missing but not hardly any shards. Due to Trina's lust for shards, I haven't been able to accumulate enough to buy even the first thing in any of the private rooms that require shards. I try to let her sit and wait but then if I'm going to have to send an airship in a DQ I try to line it up with Trina's request for an airship. And I go to those private rooms as often as possible chasing those butterflies hoping to get a shard. The crazy thing is that i had completed the Magic Miser Achievement twice before that happened. You ask twice? Yes, in March of 2019 I had the "hijack" glitch and had to do a lot of things over again. Fortunately that time the BF rep gave me the number of shards I asked for. 

Sometimes I wonder why I'm still playing this game. LOL

AEGram

From: AEGram

Sep-16

Have you contacted Big Fish or Elephant Games for game restoration?

If I were to lose my game, I would contact Elephant Games....it's my understanding that they have the capability of restoring your game exactly as it was when it got messed up. Apparently, the technicians at Big Fish are not able to do that. (And, Elephant Games' restoration includes your friends!)

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