4510 wrote:I would be interested to know how some of you prepare for trade fest. Do you have a certain number of each item in storage? Do you stack certain items? Do you stack long timed hard to make items or easier short timed items? Is there a good strategy to follow or just what you are guessing Horatio might ask for next??? Any advice would be appreciated. I can barely get the main prize in the time limit let alone any amount of bonus rounds. Some of you get 10-20 bonus rounds. How???
I definitely prepare for a Tradefest and adopt a whole new strategy for it. Sometimes I have a feeling it’s coming and stop trading with ships or the board for up to week before to keep as much stock stored away as possible. I try to have 10 of everything prepared, you can’t fit much more than that in the treehouse. When tradefest starts I also stop harvesting and collecting items from the mills and leave all the bubbles sitting there. This way when Horatio asks for me to collect 18 items from mills, they are already there (and he often asks 3 times in a row). I usually collect the quick ones to make first and then a selection of others. By leaving the bubbles there I also have a good chance of him asking me to make something and it is already done. The same goes for harvesting trees. I bin any unreasonable requests from Horatio - it’s faster to wait an hour for a new request than 24 hours for 3 bracelets to be made. I also delete requests on the trade board when stock starts getting low and I know some items will be too much of a drain on time and resources. So essentially I work on replenishing stock that’s getting low, rather than on producing what he wants as he demands it. I usually complete Tradefest in 2 - 3 days, which lets you do as many bonus levels as you want. I have to admit though that the new approach of giving us 2 Tradefests to get a new animal in bonus levels is a real stretch. That’s 20 bonus levels each time and it consumes your whole week to achieve it. If it falls during the holidays you have the time to do it, but on a regular week it’s too much.
Anyway, that’s how I do it - hope it helps