Smurfs' village thread

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  1. Confuzzzed, Dec 14, 2011
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    Confuzzzed macrumors 68000

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    Clearly very retro but just in case this is still relevant to somebody, I thought I'd start this thread so people can share tips, ask questions and generally discuss/enhance their Smurfs village experience.

    For example, if gold coins is no object, the most XP valuable crops to grow are cucumbers (167%), Raspberries (160%), Blackcurrant (150%), Blackberries (100%) and Magic raspberries (83%).

    If you are looking for combined return on XP and coins, then Raspberries>Blackberries>Cucumber>Strawberries>Blackcurrants

    If you introduce hassle factor (i.e. having to harvest frequently) I have ranked the crops in the following order Blackberries>Raspberries>Strawberries>sprouts>peas.

    Yes, the humble sprout sir! 2 hour harvest time and it gives back plenty of coins and XPs!!

    I won't spoil it by giving answers to riddles but if anyone has any questions, ask ahead!!

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    In general, be frugal with smurfberries. There is little point using them to un-wither crops. Even in level 2 or 3 when the game directs you to spend a smurfberry, I wouldn't. Rather save them all so that when you get to level 15 or 16 you can have enough to buy a new smurf character and the benefits each character brings.

    If anyone is interested what the merits of each extra character smurf is so that you can spend your smurfberries on here's a summary IMHO:

    1) Farmer Smurf - gives 20% extra coins and XP to the 8 fields that surround him. In my opinion, well worth upgrading to get the planting as well as the harvest option activated. The basic farmer smurf allows you to "harvest all crops" as default which is a great when you have lots of fields!

    2) Ned Smurfling - attractive house and also can in some instances help you with some extra 1,500-2,000 XP per day... I estimate you get a boost of around 33-50% more XP which you can harvest from up to 8 flower beds adjacent to his hat. Which can be as much as 2000XP per day depending on what you have growing and if people water your flowers

    3) Smurfette - gives you 15xp twice a day for each smurf she is near. Not easy to see actually happening but it's a freeby in winter so try it out. Besides, it's always good to have a babe or two around and she will blow you kisses!

    4) Hefty - halves the amount of time to build stuff. But the time halves on the buy menu so it looks like it is a standard time but it isn't - it's been halved eg the 1 hr house to build is really a 2 hr house

    4) lazy smurf - the game eventually gives you 500 XP twice a day once you catch 50 boots and is not too goofy to play and the pond looks good

    5) Tailor smurf - gets you the great hats but v expensive

    6) painter smurf - allows you to paint objects different colours but the game is really difficult and the colours go a bit unpredictable particularly on the houses

    7) baby smurf 60 xp twice a day and quite fun to put to sleep when you touch him

    8) Vanity Smurf - 150 xp a day but completely useless smurf photos which unless you are 5 years old are not even vaguely amusing. (THIS COULD MOVE UP THE LIST AS CURRENTLY CAN ADD THIS SMURF BY PAYING A MERE 1,500 coins. At that price very worth while simply for the 150 XP and pretty house. But not worth parting with smurfberries for this)
     
  2. Confuzzzed thread starter macrumors 68000

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    moving this along from the PC games thread...

    I will start by giving some answers to riddles...





    WARNING IF YOU SCROLL FURTHER DOWN>>>>>>contains spoilers...






    Riddle 1 is pretty easy (Onion)

    Riddle 2 more tricky: A room that has no floor, walls, windows, and also no door. WHAT IS IT? (mushroom)

    Riddle 3: Many foods can make me strong, but give me water and I won't live long. What am I? (answer tomorrow)

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    I am sure you know about in-app purschases by now BUT just in case...it's perfectly possible to play this game without buying ANY smurfberries.

    But be careful, you are going to want to! Impulse buying and all that. Which I have to say is not too expensive and enhances / speeds up the game if you are into all that...

    but if you share your device with children, please do the following: Under settings, general, restrictions, there is an option to disable inapp purchase.
     
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    Here's a nice bit of bonus, bu this only applies if you play Smurfs via the game centre and have friends that you interact with.

    When you water your friends' flower beds (after level 16 I believe), if the watering doesn't complete, hit cancel and then give another gift. You can give as many gifts as many times as the watering crashes...
     
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    For anyone on level 27 wondering if they should spend 10,000 coins on a butterfly, I'd argue it's not best value for money as it provides only 60 XP, admittedly several times a day. Buy instead another cattrpillar that provides 500 XP once a day, or two snails that provide 250 XP once a day and being roaming add-ons, they don't take any valuable space either...
     
  6. Confuzzzed thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Some more riddle action in Level 28. Crazy squirrel says...The thing to note is objects with double letters. i.e. the answer to the first question is....





    GRASS


    and the second one...


    BUTTERFLY of course


    Place those items for 1,500 XPs
     
  7. Confuzzzed thread starter macrumors 68000

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    You guys are hard to please! Or this game is really truly passed its most popular!

    My kids only just discovered it so crunched some numbers for them.

    If you are looking at crop yields to decide what you plant, here's some analysis

    If you are looking primarily on coins Return per growing minute then the ranks are as follows:

    Raspberries 8,000
    Blackberries 1,333
    Cucumber 933
    Strawberries 667
    Sprounts 416
    Blackcurrant 313
    Magic blueberries 306
    Golden Corn 250
    Peas 222
    Grapes 156
    Carrots 133
    Radish 107
    Tomatoes 83
    Watermelon 56
    Pumpkin 37
    Corn 37
    Lettuce 34
    Golden Potatoes 28
    Potatoes 28

    Obviously the coin haul is to help you accumulate XP (what the ultimate goal is) so looking at coin returns in isolation is not the best metric.

    Then you have to consider the 'hassle' factor. It's clearly more easy to plant something once a day (e.g. potatoes) and come back to harvest the following day. But it's not terribly lucrative. Raspberries on the other hand are very lucrative but only if you can sit there and plant and harvest every 5 minutes.

    XP return stats to follow...stay tuned
     
  8. Confuzzzed thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ok, if you are aiming to maximise your XP returns no matter what the cost here's the stats (simply XP per minute growing):

    Magic blueberries 1.83
    Cucumber 1.67
    Raspberries 1.6
    Blackcurrant 1.5
    Blackberries 1.0
    Magic raspberries 0.83
    Strawberries 0.75
    Sprounts 0.42
    Peas 0.42
    Grapes 0.38
    Carrots 0.3
    Corn 0.29
    Radish 0.26
    onion 0.24
    Artichokes 0.22
    Tomatoes 0.22
    Watermelon 0.17
    Pumpkin 0.17
    Lettuce 0.17
    Potatoes 0.1
    Golden Corn 0.07
    Golden Potatoes 0.02

    More stats on XP returns relative to cost of planting coming up next!!!
     
  9. Confuzzzed thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So, this is a key measure as it calculates the number of XP gained as a proportion of coins invested and time required to harvest

    Raspberries 16,000
    Blackberries 5,000
    Cucumber 3,333
    Blackcurrant 1,875
    Strawberries 2,500
    Sprouts 833
    Peas 833
    Carrots 500
    Grapes 469
    Radish 376
    Tomatoes 313
    Magic blueberries 306
    Artichokes 278
    Watermelon 208
    Corn 191
    Onion 152
    Pumpkin 139
    Potatoes 104
    Lettuce 93
    Magic raspberries 83
    Golden Corn 67
    Golden Potatoes 4.1

    Of course, you don't have any metric unless you include a weighting for what I call the 'hassle' factor. i.e. Planting raspberries is lucrative, no doubt but you have to harvest and re-plant every 5 minutes. Nobody is going to do that. On the other hand, planting potatoes is not very lucrative on XP yield BUT it only needs harvesting and replanting every 24 hours...so the weighted stats coming up... stay tuned
     
  10. Confuzzzed thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Lets be positive! On one hand there are no plusses but on the other there are no minuses either. Perhaps I posting in the wrong place. Or general apathy! I can live with that (but give a sign of life please people!). Plus this if you like what you see!
     
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    lol, :eek:

    My 5 year old daughter enjoys the game and I must admit, I've become some what pedantic about ensuring her crops are harvested before withering.... :eek:
     
  13. Confuzzzed thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Good man! That's how it all started with me! My now 6 year old daughter loves it, but I suspect my addiction is now greater as I insist on helping her
     

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