Crops

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cyndimaus
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Crops

Postby cyndimaus » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:00 pm

Is it just me or is everyones crops just yielding one crop instead of two?
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BethM
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Re: Crops

Postby BethM » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:04 pm

Not everyone, but a lot of players have it. This is a beta test they started several months ago.

Now, some players only get one crop per field when we harvest, but we no longer need to use up a crop to replant.

It has advantages and disadvantages. The disadvantages loom pretty large during Tradefest when Jasper asks us to collect from fields or to collect nn of some specific field crop.
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cyndimaus
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Re: Crops

Postby cyndimaus » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:18 pm

Now when I went back it was normal. But thanks for the heads up. I prefer the two-for-one ratio. :)
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sillyberry
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Re: Crops

Postby sillyberry » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:45 pm

I am now showing coins on the screen when I go to plant a crop (1 coin for cotton, for instance). Has this always been the case and I've never noticed, or is this something new? I have too many coins to know if I'm spending six of them on cotton!

(I don't actually care if it costs to plant crops, I'm just genuinely curious if I've been oblivious or if this is new!)
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W28KYM
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Re: Crops

Postby W28KYM » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:52 pm

I now have the ‘pay for crops’ too and I’ve never had it before. Is it possible this is the way it is now?
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BethM
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Re: Crops

Postby BethM » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:53 pm

Spending coins to plant our fields is part of the same beta test. If you are in the harvest one beta, you pay to replant with coins rather than using up your crop inventory. Cotton costs one coin, bamboo two. The others cost more.

This plant with coins system can be really handy when you get one of those runs on items using a particular crop and want to plant many extra fields at once. We are no longer limited to planting only the number of that crop we have left in inventory.

They probably saw the recent topic
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=522696&hilit=Crops#p933944
where people were talking about how much they preferred the old harvest 2 system, so they decided this would be a great time to move more players into the less preferred system.
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W28KYM
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Re: Crops

Postby W28KYM » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:56 pm

I take my statement back..........I’m back to normal ‘plant one, harvest two’ :roll: :roll:
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sillyberry
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Re: Crops

Postby sillyberry » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:07 pm

Thanks BethM!

Yep, I'm back to the way it was, too. You can get whiplash with the changes!
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Lutka48
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Re: Crops

Postby Lutka48 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:35 pm

Well, after few crashes now I have pay for crop on my island # 1
What is confusing that some crop are still 2 for 1( cotton, coffee) and some( bamboo, rice, pineapples ) 1 for 1. :roll:
Update!
Another stormy weather and now it’s pay for crop 1 for 1
I guess I need to rearrange my crops. :o
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BethM
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Re: Crops

Postby BethM » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:04 am

I have one game under each system and have not found it necessary to alter the number of fields I use for different things by much. If you generally replant your fields with the same thing, then the two systems yield pretty much the same result.

Harvesting and replanting 10 fields is still going to give you 10 more in inventory. You will just be out the few extra coins.

One thing you do want is to make sure you have at least 10 fields each of cotton and bamboo when Jasper is in town. It really helps to have 20 fields in crops with the short grow time for those harvest 20 or harvest 40 requests. I also like to keep 6 in coffee, vanilla, and sugar during TF in my harvest 1 game.
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