Wonky Gardening Timers
I’m not the most systematic person so I haven’t recorded dates of planting and harvesting for my crops. At one time I did note that if I planted Evil Magma Peas, Pink Dandelions or Couch Potatoes on the first day of a 4-day Double Garden Rewards event I could collect a double elder harvest at the end of the event.
The last couple of events it has not been true of Pink Dandelions. So this time I decided to plant PDs for several wizards and see what happened. I also decided to plant a few things I knew would not reach elder harvest and see if I could collect a few double mature harvests.
So last Friday (9/2/16) I made a point of planting everything I wanted to work on this time for quite a few wizards spread across the three accounts. I’d already collected double elder harvests for most gardening wizards because I’d planted crops and left them sitting at elder harvest, waiting for double rewards. So the second round was just to see how things went with some plants and, for a few, hoping to get an elder harvest.
Since PDs used to mature to elder harvest in four days (and seem to go back to a shorter time when these events are over–the next experiment will be checking that out), I figured with seven days for this event I’d SURELY be able to get some elder harvests and make up for the deprivations crafting Seed Vaults has made on my PD seed supply. They’re all growing on Red Barn Farms and with all the other likes. As of late Thursday night (9/8/16), not one group of them had reached elder harvest and by the looks of the progress bars, it’s uncertain they’ll get to elder harvest by the time the event ends.
I also had one wizard on each account grow a batch of King Parsley. Again, all three were on Red Barn Farms and with all the other likes and all plants were picking up all likes. KPs have usually taken me at least a week and, I’d have said, usually a little more, so I didn’t expect to get to elder harvest. For two of the three they seem to be on about the schedule I assumed, but for one of them, they reached elder harvest on Wednesday — five days! — except one plant which is on the same schedule as the KPs on the other two accounts.
Two wizards planted a large batch of Silver Trumpet Vines. Again, they’ve generally taken at least a week — my general impression would have been 7-8 days– so I didn’t expect to reach elder harvest. Both batches got there by Wednesday.
I planted several batches of Evil Magma Peas and they reached elder harvest by late Monday/ early Tuesday, so pretty much on the timeline I expect. I also started a couple of large patches of Sword Ferns. At a guess I’d say they normally take 8-10 days so I just hoped for a couple of double mature harvests (i.e. lots of TC blades!). They’re moving about as slowly as usual, so there have been two mature harvests and it looks like I may get a third, possibly a fourth.
In the meantime I’m scratching my head over the strange results. Some plants moving faster than normal. Some moving slower than normal. Some of them, planted within an hour of one another and with all the same likes, taking different amounts of time from one another. So are the timers going wonky because too many people are gardening for the event? Is KI changing timers for the event? Next phase, I’ll be planting some patches of these same plants all on the same day with the same likes and noting how long they all take to reach elder harvest when there is no double rewards event going on.
Posted on September 9, 2016, in Gardening, Uncategorized, Wizard 101, Wizard 101 basics, Wizard101 Basics and tagged Wizard 101 Basics, Wizard101, Wizard101 beginning gardening, WIzard101 Double Garden Rewards, Wizard101 gardening. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.