Chachadancer01 wrote:Ok haha on me just bought another for 100 more gems and no other cauldrons are there, guess the jokes on me
That's a bummer, especially since this event is impossible to finish without either buying the kickstarter bundle (at least 3 cauldrons are needed to finish - 2 cauldrons produce just enough for the necessary ingredients to make the required quantity of pumpkin potions if they're harvested 3 times/hr for 16 hrs/day. No speed bonus on your workshop? Sorry you're out of luck! The other ingredients (for mixture and elixir) require one more cauldron or buku gems every day (about 320 gems on extra crafting resources per day, and even then that's ONLY IF you spend 16 hours per day harvesting your cauldrons 3 times per hour nonstop, keep the speed boosted workshop cranking out pumpkin potion virtually nonstop and keep your arrbucks and tiki bar running the brew and tonic for about 70% of the time for that same 16 hours per day). No speed bonus on those mills? Well, you better somehow manage to keep them producing nothing other than tonic and brew and at the same time still manage to fulfill the necessary TP and boat orders for the remaining crafting ingredients.
Reducing the cauldron's harvest time to 20 minutes still won't get the non-spenders there unless they somehow managed to store up about 3000 gems prior to the event and spent them evenly over ten days on the base ingredients. Extra cauldrons and non stop production are still needed.
THE ONLY WAY this event will be possible to finish for non spenders is if the developers give us a nice long blitz period where cauldrons and event specific mills produce at ridiculously quick rates, and hopefully announce that well in advance so people can take advantage of it.
Regarding your gems, if you put in a trouble ticket, I am sure they'll return any lost gems to you. Server logs keep track of that kind of stuff. Good luck!