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Tamagotchi895
 
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Valerie
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8/13 11:42pm
Hi, just some fun facts about this that I've noticed so far:

1) I went through and did my 4 villagers for the hour and everyone, regardless of requests or rarity/quantity of items given gave me a blue dahlias seed.
2) You can buy the blue ones through Lloyd
3) This is the big thing - if you go to another person's garden, if you tap on their flowers, you can give them the butterflies that you have previously caught, so i think it's a way of "recycling". I gave 2 to someone and my reward was friend powder and red dahlias seed.
4) You can catch butterflies on (most - i planted 5 at one point and only 3 gave me butterflies) flowers once, and I don't think that they respawn, unless someone comes and places them for you.
5) The rewards for this are actually pretty great. Not only are there timed goal rewards, but there are also rewards for tasks (catching x amount of butterflies), AND you can trade your picked flowers for other items, including flower food, essences, and crafting materials.
6) Blue's take 3 hours (3 leaf tickets to speed) and red's take 4 hours (4 leaf tickets to speed) to grow
7) I don't think the blue dahlia+ are available except in the beginning when you start. These spawn in a matter of seconds.
8) Lloyd will catch your butterflies for 10 leaf tickets each. I don't find this to be wise spending of your tickets. I also have better results catching butterflies when I catch them one by one, as opposed to selecting the "catch all" option.

basically, I actually really, really like this one.
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Edit: removed my uninformed message.
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Tamagotchi895
 
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Valerie
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Some more random stuff:

1) It slightly pays to give a butterfly, hit finish, and give another. For each one, I received 1 red seed and 2 friend powder, but at one point, I sent 7 to someone and got 6 seeds and 13 powder, so it's not a lot, hence the slightly.
2) I did finally get red seeds as a reward from a villager. It was for 2 normal fish from a L8 villager, so I think that this part of it is random. I did continue to get blue seeds (I think?) from everyone, and when I got red seeds, I also got blue seeds still. Doesn't seem to differ from campsite vs non campsite villagers.
3) You can give butterflies to people on non seasonal flowers, and I don't think it affects the catch rate either way. So this works for those who want to grow more flowers but still get butterflies.. so I think it makes sense to almost always have some type of bloomed flower in your garden.



So, advice though. For those who kept "hybrids" in their garden for pollination and whatnot, did you remove them? On the one hand, I don't want to remove my hard work, but on the other hand, having the extra space to plant special flowers for the duration of this seems worthwhile.. and I don't think that many people are going to be cross breading during this, so maybe it makes sense to wipe it? What are y'all doing with yours?
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Chiyoko
 
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man, I JUST used all my free flower food yesterday

I'm one of those people who kept hybrids in my garden and I'm probably going to be harvesting them to make room. sucks because I don't have any hybrid seeds at all right now so I'll be starting over entierly from scratch when this is over. I probably wouldn't have harvested them if this event happened any other time, but one of my coworkers is on holidays the next two weeks so I'll be working twice as much to cover her shifts, so most days I won't be able to check in every three hours.
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Good to know about trading the flowers for other useful stuff.

After the tutorial, I noticed a butterfly on my purple tulip, so I was glad I had something blooming so that a friend could share one with me.  It's the only one I've gotten so far from a friend, but I've been active about giving away my few butterflies I've harvested so far.

My catch rate has been 2/5 so not great.  Hopefully, it'll improve 'cuz I'm not wanting to spend 10 tickets for each guaranteed catch.  Might do so at the end if necessary.

I cleaned out all my hybrid tulips (have only been growing tulips right now).  I managed to get all but the white tulip seeds by cross-pollinating my white tulip with the orange and red tulips I had.  So, I'll be set to start in again once this event ends, and the white tulip seeds aren't that hard to get.  Pretty common from orange and red.
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Chiyoko
 
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my cool pro tip for this event is after you've caught some butterflies, find someone on your friends list who was last online three hours ago to give them to. chances are they'll have fully grown blue flowers to put the butterflies on, and red flowers that are still growing and need to be watered.
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Yeah, I got rid of all my hybrids...even the rare ones. I had been farming the seeds you can buy so I was able to get 5 seeds from each hybrid I ended up harvesting. So for me, it wasn’t a hard decision at all. This event is really fun and the prizes/trades are really worth it. I was so low on natural essence for some reason (I have at least 50 of the others) so I have been able to get enough so I can build my treehouse finally!

I have been giving butterflies firstly to people who have given me some and then to my friends who most recently logged on. It sucks though when I go to their garden and they have all seeds and they are all watered. I feel bad! So I at least given them kudos. lol
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I'm a little worried about whether I'll be able to complete this event.  I started late yesterday (around noon CST), and so I only managed to catch 7 yellow topaz.  I have caught 10 now, but I have 50 to go with only 9 days left, and we still have one new flower and two additional butterflies to catch.  Plus, last night, I got ONE topaz butterfly when my 10 red dahlia's bloomed and guess what? I didn't catch it.  A whole round wasted.

I hope I have better luck today, but it looks like I'm gonna burn through all my Leaf tickets just to ensure I get enough of the topaz butterflies.  I'm guessing the new ones that are coming in a couple days will have an even lower catch chance.

Maybe I'm just being a little over concerned about this, but doing this event is stressing me out like the Sims FreePlay ones did.  I never had enough resources to complete anything without having to spend money.  I thought this game would be different, but I'm starting to feel pressure to spend money just to complete an event.

Anyone else have better luck than me?  I've caught 25 red butterflies and only 10 topaz ones.  I'm seeing a good number of my friends with Rover's Hood already (even a few yesterday), and I'm still 5 red butterflies away from getting it.

Plus, I'm going to be away over the weekend.  I'll have access to Wi-Fi some of the time, but we'll be doing vacation things so...

Anyway just wanted to vent a little and kinda gauge how everyone else is doing/feeling about this event.
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forgottenpixel
 
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^

You're at about the same 'level' as I am. I wouldn't worry too much. You have to remember people who don't mind doing so are throwing leaf tickets (gained or bought) at this event. And if worse comes to worse towards the last day, you can use any spare leaf tickets as well - but I don't think you'll need it. I could be wrong, but I don't think I am.

Just make sure you're giving friends your captured butterflies. And don't do more than 1 at a time (2 at the most if you're short on time) because from my experience and what I see being said, placing 1 and then having Rover reward you and then placing another and then getting Rover again and so and so again and again rewards the best. I am getting red seeds from camper requests but not enough needed to complete this event. Personally, I wiped out all my hybrids to dedicate to this event. But I have seen people with only like 3 dahlias with the Rover hood. When I visit their gardens to leave butterflies, I see all their regular flowers with butterflies and that's where I leave mine too for them.

So don't 'panic' yet.

ETA: Make sure you add people from these threads that are active (you might need to stay a bit more active during this event to be fair to them) because we're sharing lots of butterflies! Even though we don't 'know' each other.

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