Tips and Tricks to Get More Candy

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1. 2 Ships per battle event- So we all know that every other hour there’s a battle event that gives you candy. But say you’re on a highly populated server and the battle finishes quickly. If you close SoD and reopen it, it has a good chance of putting you into a different server. More likely than not, they’ll still be doing their boat fight and you can join in. You’re most likely not going to rank high in the second battle, but it still gives you extra candy

 

2. More candy per gem- For a while I was spamming my sheep to get candy from my gems when I remembered the Dreadfall chests around the islands. I went to the 50 gem one and I received 75 candy from it. Only once have I gotten 50 candy and I have never gotten lower than that. Once I even got around 100. This may seem pretty expensive but if you think about it, if your on mobile you can watch an ad every hour to get 10 gems. Which means every 5 hours you can get at least 50 candy

 

3. Quests- Every now and then, Jump start publishes a knew quest which gives you an INSANE amount of candy. I usually check every battle event around new Berk to see if there are any new quests.

 

4. Dragon Tactics- Now you might be thinking, “Piggy that’s not a trick. It tells you that in the instructions.” You’re right but since it only gives you 10 or so candy per level, most people don’t even bother. I strongly encourage doing them since the candies add up after a while and those measly ten candies, like the gems from number 2, add up VERY quickly.

 

that’s all for now but I’ll keep you updated on any more tricks and tips I find. Feel free to leave your strategies to get more candy below.

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PersonalityMichael is always thinking logically and doesn’t understand jokes. He is smart enough to understand them but always takes things literally. For example “Mercy then replied “Hey look Michael’s back!” Not understanding Michael asked “What! What’s on my back?”. Michael prefers to be alone and hates being the center of attention. He is always serious and doesn’t understand why Vikings socialize. Michael isn’t quick to trust people but once you gain his trust he will risk his life to save them. He is very intelligent and thinks outside the box. Not many people want to be his friend because he is so odd. Even though he likes to be alone that doesn’t mean he doesn’t feel sad about it. In fact often he is often depressed that he doesn’t have any friends. Michael is brave though his main weakness is that he has low self esteem. All Michael really needs is a friend he can trust. Michael loves to learn new things and to explore new places. He is more interested in dragons than spending time with Vikings. Michael hates to make speeches and presentations. He loves to teach others and dreams of teaching young Vikings the history of Berk. He is a know it all and often is bullied because of that. Michael keeps a journal of all the dragons he knows about and their stats and it is his most prized possession.

 

HistoryFor unknown reasons Mychael was forced to be a hunter at a young age. He hated hurting dragons but was beaten very badly when he tried freeing a couple. While there each hunter was given a dragon to control and Mychael was given Scuttles. They both were scared but found comfort in each other. Unlike the other hunters, Mychael was very skinny and smart. He was bullied and punched many of times and he knew he had to escape. Then all off a sudden one day he awoke on a shore with Scuttles, surrounding them were a group of vikings and dragons. They didn’t trust him at all at first and when his book on how to kill dragons fell Eslig threatened him with her bow. After a while they trusted him a little and brought him back to their camp (Present RP)

 

Likesdragons, heights, cold, flying, swimming, exploring, learning, teaching, being near people he trusts 

 

Dislikes:  Making speeches, being the center of attention, crazy people, huge dragons, chains, blood, people or dragons hurt, dragon hunters

 

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Gender: Male

 

Species: Shockjaw

 

Age: Broadwing

 

Residence: With Mychael 

 

PersonalityAlbatross is aggressive to anyone he doesn’t trust. Also he loves competition and hates to lose.  Hates taking orders from other dragons or Vikings. Albatross is easily annoyed and super protective. In fact if anyone lays a finger (or Talon) on someone he loves, Albatross will attack to kill. His past was rough and hates most humans. Being easily aggravated many people call him a monster though he is only doing what he was taught. He doesn’t understand how Dragons An day Vikings live in peace

 

HistoryThe day Albatross hatched he was born into captivity. His parents had been killed by hunters and he was a runt and very weak since he had no one to teach him how to fight. He was immediately sent to work in the Arena and was bullied by the bigger dragons. In the arena he was forced to battle against Vikings to train them. After only a few days Albatross learned he had to fend for himself and only worry about himself. As he grew older he became stronger and soon everyone feared him (other dragons in the arena I mean) On night he finally broke free and escaped. As he flew out many dragons roared for him to free them too but he didn’t for Albatross only cared for himself. Knowing the hunters were capturing and killing many dragons a day he set out to seek his revenge by attacking all the other villages not stopping until every Dragon feared him. Though one day when attacking Berk he was injured by their weapons and for years was stranded. Then one day a group of Vikings stumbled apron him and... (will be descided in the RP)

 

Likes: Flying, being alone, Rue, Mychael, being in charge, fighting 

 

Dislikes: Young dragons, hyperness, having others help him, Drift, most dragons and Vikings, chains

 

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(With Armor)

 

 

 

Name: Scuttles

 

Gender: Male

 

Species: Terrible Terror 

 

Age: Teen

 

Residence: With Mychael 

 

Personality: Scuttles is very playful and has a ton of energy. Even with that said, Scuttles still can be calm when needed. He loves to explore new places and meet new dragons. He isn’t very found of people, except for Michael who this little dragon thinks of as his brother. Him and Michael share a close bond even though both of them lost their memories and don’t know why. Scuttles doesn’t have nightmares of his past like his “brother” but still knows his past was awful. He is easily scared but feels safe around larger dragons and Michael. Even though We is easily scared doesn’t mean he will back down on a fight, instead Scuttles loves to fight. Now what Scuttles calls Fighting is more like playing violently or in other words horse playing. He acts like an energetic wolf cub and is loyal like one too. Scuttles will protect those he cares for (even though he might not be able to help that much) even is it means risking his life.

 

HistoryScuttles doesn't remember his past, all he knows is one day he awoke on the shore with a human. Even though neither can remember anything they still feel a deep connection with each other.

 

Likes: Playing, having fun, being around Mychael, being around larger dragons

 

Dislikes: Storms, bossiness, obeying selfish people, being cold

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1. This tip would actually

1. This tip would actually work if you could defeat the ships. Most of the time, you can´t due to a bug in the system. Once you get the event failure message (and 10 candy), you will not make it to a second battle. If you are lucky to get the 10 candy, that is... sometimes the game simply hangs up and you don´t get anything.

 

2. Even if you are lucky and get candy at a 3:2 ratio for gems invested, this still means you have to spend 10,000 gems to get that dragon - when most other dragons cost 800 gems. Are you really that desperate?

 

3. The four quests which exist give you 500 candy altogether (if you can actually play them and don´t get a synchronization with server error). It is very unlikely that there will be more quests like this.

 

4. Each time you play Dragon Tactics, you suffer the risk of getting demoted from level 40+ to level 7-10. I´m not going to take that risk.

 

Your tips might be worthwile if you a) spend a large amount of time (6+ hours) in the game each day and b) there were no bugs in the game. Sadly, few people are so lucky.

 

I strongly advise you against paying gems or real money to get candy. It´s simply not worth it. Look for other topics in this forum discussing the bugs and outrageous prices for candy.

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Really? I haven’t experience

Really? I haven’t experience a single bug during the whole Dreadfall event.

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Lucky you!   - Me and (many I

Lucky you!

 

- Me and (many I guess) other players - are stuck on the third quest (that should give 150 coins) for the failed synchronization error)

- I got several times a bugged ship during battles, it doesn't take damage and you fail, or worse, it get stuck forever at the end so you don't even get the defeat prize. Tip: if you see a ship is not firing back at you players, it's bugged. Don't waste time and reload mmo to get to another server.

- Dragon Tactics will freeze randomly when I'm activating some skills on my dragons, or on the enemy turn. Today in 1h and a half I was able to complete only 2 levels! After having to forcefully shut down the game and reopen it several times. After the third time it freeze when I was doing the third level I just called it a day. Now I read around that you can get your viking's levels wiped out, oh my.

 

So yes, your tips would be totally reasonable if this was a functional game. instead they release an update ONLY on ONE of their several platforms, and it full of bugs. I usually play on tablet, the gem ads and ads for shorter stable missions would be a huge help in advancing in the event, but who knows when I will be able to access it again. 

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A wild outcast has appeared!

Then you must be one of the luckiest players because good god, this is the glitchiest update I've ever had to deal with in years:

  1. Thunder Run Racing rarely opens to me so only yesterday I finally could play the Dreadfall Races
  2. Battles Events won't even work for me so I'm missing out on the only 100% repeatable way of getting lots of candy
  3. Speaking of Gems, hadn't I bought a Snow Wraith for Stable Missions sake, I would've been more afloat than I am now because they deliberately removed the Gem Stable Missions (except Long Night Flight for MEMBERS) and they will only return until January 1st, 2020
  4. With the solution for the Return of the Dagur quest found rather recently, I stayed days without being able to accept that quest
  5. Dragon Tactics: Goes well for the first two elvels then they glitch up on the 3rd one, and worse, it's reported that Dragon Tactics is the cause of numerous players to get their levels backed up

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About the gem stable quests:

Do you mean they're not putting them back until January 1rst?  If so, do you know why they are doing this and how did you find this out?

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... That sounds... pretty (greedily) pathetic on their (the devs) part. 

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A wild outcast has appeared!

Might as well say it: no, it wasn't achieved by hacking or any malicious cheating program.

 

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I wasn't meaning to imply that. I was thinking maybe you had pmed Brynjolf about the gem stable quests being removed and he told you that or someone else had pmed him and told you what he said.

 

Ok. :) Looking forward to learning more about this.

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I can´t prove that this is true, but even with regular quest refreshing, no gem quest except for Long Night Flight has appeared for me since the "event" started. Unstarted gem quests I was raising dragons for to have a better chance of success even have disappeared, so I believe this wholeheartedly.

 

And January 1st? There is a very simple reason for this: Christmas time. That means lots of kids who play this game and can´t get what they want will be asking their parents for gems, memberships, candies... which will generate revenue for the company.

 

To clarify, I don´t mind paying for this game from time to time, I have been a member for three years now. I like the game enough to play it regularly - although with the Dreadfall annoyance, this starts to change. But the "give us loads of money for crap" policy which the company used in recent times is pure greed and helluva annoying. Sadly, it seems quite common in online games nowadays.

 

What I know, however, is: if the gem quests do not reappear (and I have a nagging feeling that they won´t - do you still remember Construction Zone quest?) after December 31st, I will cancel my membership and quit playing this game once and for all.

 

Summary: Paying money is okay - overmuch greed isn´t.

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Tip. While this isn't a tip that will give things to you without gems. Spending 20 dollars to build a spider and sheep farm of 33 spiders and 16 sheep has proved very useful for me. If it weren't for the glitches I'd pretty much be sure that I could get that dragon when the power of sheep and spiders mixes with all the other things we can do.

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Think a moment

I really wish that you will be successful and get that dragon you want so much. I really do.

 

But think about this: You paid $20 or about 1,750 gems (if non-member) for your farm and are willing to invest hours of time each day (you mentioned in another post that you played for 11 hours on one day) to get that dragon.

Not counting the overpriced and useless Hobgobbler, the most expensive dragon in the game costs 1,000 gems, almost half of what you paid, and takes about a minute of time to get.

 

Wouldn´t you agree that the Skrillknapper is ridiculously overcosted, especially for people who don´t have the time to play so much (or are not willing to spend so much time)?

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Absolutely I do. Espessully with the state the game is in right now. The skrillnapper is definitely overpriced. Or if they want to keep that price they should increase the candy yields of the various activities. The current set up really isn't very reasonable at all for most players.

I'm lucky currently that I have the time to do this and that me putting 20 dollars into the game isn't too weird for me. (It's something I typically do but only very occasionally and usually it's not so much for one thing but for several items. I'm hoping the things I bought today will help me for future things similar to this as well so I don't consider it much of a loss. More an experiment)