I was having the same problem - both of them - but clearing my internet cache fixed it. Sometimes that doesn't work, but the problem always seems to vanish in a day or so.
I thought someone had started a thread, but I can't find it now.
I'm wondering if/when we'll have the St. Patty seeds dropping. It appears to me that the holiday has been missed already (St Patty's Day was Marc 17), but maybe we can still have it late?
The eight quadrapeds -
the wiener dog,
the scraggly dog,
the brown hare,
the grey rabbit,
the mouse on the cheese,
the black cat,
Yes. I know. I said "not that I don't know." The problem is keeping track of which ones I've already clicked on.
And yes, my experience is that if I accidentally click one twice, it starts the whole game over. So whenever I see that as one of the things to look for, I just go to the next game. I just don't want to deal with the frustration.
The flag that the mouse holds has cheese on it.
I always abandon the game when it says "eight quadrapeds". Not that I don't know which ones are the quadrapeds, but I can't keep track of which ones I've already clicked, and if you click one twice, the game starts you over. I absolutely can't STAND that - it irritates the hell out of me.
I know this is a necro, but it's happening to me again. I rebooted my computer and cleared the cache, but it still happens. In the past, my experience has been that it goes away in a few days, but in the meantime my plants won't get much sun or water.
Edit: Never mind, changing it to start with https fixed the problem. Hm... never had a problem before. Was the game changing servers. or just the forums?
Yes! *squee* Is that from the Post Pixie or did we pick it up from the Wild Garden?
Mine are from the wild garden. I don't think the post pixie has delivered anything this year.
It's pretty, isn't it?
Magnolia : Why don't you post a gift link for it/them on the gifting thread? Ask if someone wants to take it - either to keep, or to abandon back to the wild. I'm sure someone would be happy to do that.
Nope. You can only play it once, ever. It's not replayable from year to year.
It has been many years since I've done this, so I can only give out generalities.
Try going to as many kinds of pages as you can: Wild garden, Playground, Compendium, your various gardens, etc. Even go to the Imprint page; I'm not sure if there's anything there, but it can't hurt to check.
Look around the page; in the scroll work around the edges of the page, as well as in the green area outside that. Move your mouse around slowly, if you're not sure if you see anything unusual. If it changes to a hand - or whatever you use for when something is clickable - click it. You may get a message that you need to click something else next, or that you need to click something else first.
The items need to be clicked in a certain order. Clicking on something that isn't next in line won't make you go back a step, it just won't advance you. But often an item will tell you that you need to click something else first, and then if you find that and click it, it will at least tell you if you have now advanced the story, or if there's yet another item you need to click before that one.
While I don't remember everything in this story - and I may be confusing some things with a Christmas story we had many years ago - items that come to mind are a honey pot, a spider, a fly, and two pieces of paper. But I could be wrong about the spider and the fly; they may have been from that other game that was also many years ago.
I saw the new seeds in the garden (thank you for making the Praline seeds available!), but it doesn't appear that the gifting part of the holiday has been turned on yet. I gifted something to a friend, and never got a message from the post pixie.
In the past, the event was only during Valentine's Day itself (the 14th), so we don't have a very large window to work with for time.
Vanille : By "third variant", I suppose I meant variant 2 from the wiki. I only have one of those, and last year I didn't get any from the garden. Come to think of it, though, I bred my fireworks the second year, and only got variant 1. This year I got eight from the garden, and each one was variant 3. I'm not sure HOW to get variant 2, at this point. I've bred four, and they are at "sprout" stage (that's in quotes, because they're not really plants ), so I'm hoping I will get at least one of those. We'll also see if the images show up. So far it seems that all the invisible ones have been variant 3, so it's hard to say.
A friend of mine on FG has a bunch of invisible fireworks plants, but she also has all three variants that are visible. I'm guessing the invisible ones are the newest variant, since that was the case with me. Actually, what happened to me is that ALL of the fireworks I got from the garden were the new variant, which did not exactly make me unhappy. I was a little surprised, however, and I'm wondering if somehow the old variants have inadvertently been retired, or if the code for determining which variant you get was strongly weighted towards the new variant.
My compendium doesn't show the third variant either, so apparently whatever is going on with the images is affecting that as well. If FKrauthen can fix that, it might just cascade to fixing everything else with that image.
I got one finally as well. It might be bred-only; I bred to get mine.
Vanille : The bred firecracker might get you the third fireworks variant, which may be a bred-only variant. I only have one of those, and it was given away through the post pixie (or perhaps by a game? Can't remember) the year it was released. I'm hoping that my bred fireworks might give me more of them.
Oh! That's not a firework - that's a cracker! Those are traditional in some European countries, although not in the US. You pull the two ends away from each other and it "cracks" open, emitting some confetti, and a prize of some sort.
I'm not sure why they're called crackers. I'm guessing it's because they sort of make a cracking sound when they open, but it could be for some other reason.
I don't know if the new clover has a fireworks; I don't know that anyone has actually seen what it looks like yet. If anyone has successfully gotten one, would you be willing to post an image view of it? I think we'd all like to know what it looks like.
Shadowlady : You can get the palm tree either by breeding, or by the post pixie. I think the post pixie's might be guaranteed to be a palm tree. At least it was the year that variant was released. Only someone who hasn't already gotten a Christmas tree seed from the post pixie will get a Christmas tree seed from the post pixie. The post pixie events are special events, and some are only once per account.
The Valentine's Day post pixie events are once per year, however, and you can only earn that event during a twenty four hour span. Assuming the admins turn the event on, and tell us what time it will begin and end. (And what time zone, since we have players from everywhere in the world.)
I have several of the new ones, it appears, and every one of them is invisible. I also have no question mark in my compendium, but no image of the new one.
Something is definitely broken.
There's also the fact that, while not "officially" seasonal plants, the seeds for poinsettias, christmas roses, and christmas cacti seem to only drop during the season... so for newer players (like me) who didn't have those plants already, taking the time to grab those as well cuts into the slots that can be used on stars/trees.
That's why adding this as a mechanism is a bad idea. It won't affect those of us who have been around a while, but it will certainly affect newer players.
Yeah, we didn't have much of a period for being able to get those seeds. I don't see them dropping anymore, and as we had both a new star and a new tree, I only managed to get four of each. Got the new star, but not the new tree. With as many variants of tree as we now have, the likelihood of anyone being able to get one is actually fairly small. Especially since there are three Christmas plants, each with numerous variants.
We need a longer Christmas drop/breeding period. In the past we were given a full month of it, often overlapping with the New Year's drops. I'm a bit disappointed by the shortness of the season we were given, although at least we were given a season, when I think it was either last year or the year before that we weren't given even that.