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aengus
12-11-2008, 05:14 PM
Haven't had a chance to try it yet, but I hear the goodquest is up!

Check it out peeps!

Belle1997
12-11-2008, 08:16 PM
Haven't had a chance to try it yet, but I hear the goodquest is up!

Check it out peeps!


Well Tried to build a house but I could not get past the first game after say 8 times I gave up. I am not good at those types of fine motor skill games.

aengus
12-11-2008, 08:45 PM
Belle I am sorry you have trouble with that sort of thing. :(

OK I built 3 houses! Very cute!

Like it quite a bit, I think a big part of the enjoyment is knowing you are actually making a bit of a difference. I mean if I didnt build a house, probably they will still make their quota and really get that house they want to build but knowing you are a part of it gives you that warm fuzzy feeling, especially this time of the year.

Gaming for good... I like it.

Lauralee
12-11-2008, 09:22 PM
Well Tried to build a house but I could not get past the first game after say 8 times I gave up. I am not good at those types of fine motor skill games.

Me too, Belle :hug:

I'll keep at it for a while yet, but boy oh boy, even my son didn't have the patience to navigate the hill giant down those paths. I've got the floor done, but don't know that I'm willing to spend so much time on this. If only the timer didn't run out so fast.........

Beherenow
12-12-2008, 07:11 AM
I haven't built a house yet. Turns out that I didn't have enough credits to buy a floor. :rotfl:

Just wondering if this task is really do-able. It was my understanding that a team must build 10,000 houses to complete the task. The floor alone was 150 credits, and I'm not sure how much the rest of the house would cost. Add to that, the difficulty factor that people are reporting just building it.

:scared1:

Maybe I'll give it a shot later this evening. ~Wish me luck~

aengus
12-12-2008, 07:24 AM
I haven't built a house yet. Turns out that I didn't have enough credits to buy a floor. :rotfl:

Just wondering if this task is really do-able. It was my understanding that a team must build 10,000 houses to complete the task. The floor alone was 150 credits, and I'm not sure how much the rest of the house would cost. Add to that, the difficulty factor that people are reporting just building it.

:scared1:

Maybe I'll give it a shot later this evening. ~Wish me luck~

You get credits when you finish building the floor ;)

You come out profitable, so start building. When you complete the house you get a bonus 500 on top of each rounds pay out.

The goal is for all of us on the site to build 10,000 houses.

Beherenow
12-12-2008, 09:07 AM
I feel really dumb about all this. What am I missing? I went to purchase a floor because yay I have over 200 coins now, and it says I don't have enough coin for a 150 coin floor?!?

Here is the exact message that I am viewing...
http://i37.tinypic.com/2rg10jl.jpg

I am able to select a floor, but how do I purchase it? What is the message trying to tell me?

EDIT - I gave up for a bit and spent the credits I had, played a few games and tired again. This time a BUY IT button appeared that was not there before. Anyway, long story short, I am building my first house.

Beherenow
12-12-2008, 11:30 AM
Ok, I think I managed to mess up my account for some odd reason. I spent some time trying to build houses and coin this morning. When I got done, I was over 3,000 coin. So I go shopping for new Christmas stuff and the store won't let me buy it because they said I had less than 500 coin. I play a few more games and eventually the missing coin shows back up in my account. When I checked my account, it looks like I have signed up for the goodquest twice (see photo).

http://i33.tinypic.com/10pnc5g.jpg

DH always said I was the perfect Beta tester - if there is a way to make a mess of things, I can find it, LOL. Anyways, sorry for posting twice, but I am unclear how we actually earn the goodquest keys. If we meet the goodquest goal, will everyone that participated earn the key or do we have a quota for each individual?

aengus
12-12-2008, 11:44 AM
Ok, I think I managed to mess up my account for some odd reason. I spent some time trying to build houses and coin this morning. When I got done, I was over 3,000 coin. So I go shopping for new Christmas stuff and the store won't let me buy it because they said I had less than 500 coin. I play a few more games and eventually the missing coin shows back up in my account. When I checked my account, it looks like I have signed up for the goodquest twice (see photo).

http://i33.tinypic.com/10pnc5g.jpg

DH always said I was the perfect Beta tester - if there is a way to make a mess of things, I can find it, LOL. Anyways, sorry for posting twice, but I am unclear how we actually earn the goodquest keys. If we meet the goodquest goal, will everyone that participated earn the key or do we have a quota for each individual?

ROFL you should mail them and tell them you have not been getting your 1000 per house you should have been! 500 per house per quest :rotfl:

Iris
12-12-2008, 01:36 PM
I have made six houses now. At the fifth one you start getting 800 per build! Wonder if it goes up more at 10?

Matty D
12-12-2008, 02:49 PM
I have made six houses now. At the fifth one you start getting 800 per build! Wonder if it goes up more at 10?

1000 Coins at 10. :cool1:

aengus
12-12-2008, 05:33 PM
SWEET! I did not know that the price goes up per house!

Very nice :thumbsup2

Matty D
12-12-2008, 07:31 PM
Just finished my 20th house, it give you the choice of either coins (didn't say how many) or a mystery prize. I opted for the prize and received a Painted Caoba Box. Its description is, "Add some color to your home with this traditional Honduran Caoba Box." It's very nice looking, I'll try to post a pic tomorrow.

House 21-29: 1500 coins

House 30: Same choice as above, prize is Model Home, "This piece of Honduran art is a cool reminder of all your hard work in Honduras."

Horse
12-13-2008, 06:23 AM
Haven't had a chance to try it yet, but I hear the goodquest is up!

Check it out peeps!

Lily was nice enough to make an in-game announcement so we knew when they opened it. If she didn't, we probably would still be chasing her all over EI.

Well Tried to build a house but I could not get past the first game after say 8 times I gave up. I am not good at those types of fine motor skill games.

Just keep trying Belle! It took me so many tries to stop from falling off the dock, avoiding the birds and scorpians by learning their speed and walk patterns, and figuring out which rocks were best to move to get extra coins and still be able to complete the course. You'll get it!

Ok, I think I managed to mess up my account for some odd reason. I spent some time trying to build houses and coin this morning. When I got done, I was over 3,000 coin. So I go shopping for new Christmas stuff and the store won't let me buy it because they said I had less than 500 coin. I play a few more games and eventually the missing coin shows back up in my account. When I checked my account, it looks like I have signed up for the goodquest twice (see photo).

http://i33.tinypic.com/10pnc5g.jpg

DH always said I was the perfect Beta tester - if there is a way to make a mess of things, I can find it, LOL. Anyways, sorry for posting twice, but I am unclear how we actually earn the goodquest keys. If we meet the goodquest goal, will everyone that participated earn the key or do we have a quota for each individual?

With the coin issue, you can either write to the "M" button in game or email the support team. They are very good at fixing things and messaging you back.

I have two quests up on my account also. One is in red letters and the other is in blue. I'm assuming that one is active and the other will become active after we all finish the 10,000 houses. I let HOST Saturn know about the 2 quests showing and he was going to pass it on in case it's an error.

I don't know if we all automatically get the Good Quest key if we only attempt to build, build one house to completion, or reach a quota after the quest is completed. Excellent question. Let us know if you hear anything.

Just finished my 20th house, it give you the choice of either coins (didn't say how many) or a mystery prize. I opted for the prize and received a Painted Caoba Box. Its description is, "Add some color to your home with this traditional Honduran Caoba Box." It's very nice looking, I'll try to post a pic tomorrow.

House 21-29: 1500 coins

House 30: Same choice as above, prize is Model Home, "This piece of Honduran art is a cool reminder of all your hard work in Honduras."

Thanks for the info Matty D!:thumbsup2 I've completed 15 houses (work got in the way of my time in the game), but now I will certainly try to complete many more since I know there are special prizes for reaching certain levels. The amount of coins I'm accumulating is great, too.

See all of you there!
Horse (MyAwesome in the game)

goldengourd
12-13-2008, 12:48 PM
Just finished my 20th house, it give you the choice of either coins (didn't say how many) or a mystery prize. I opted for the prize and received a Painted Caoba Box. Its description is, "Add some color to your home with this traditional Honduran Caoba Box." It's very nice looking, I'll try to post a pic tomorrow.

House 21-29: 1500 coins

House 30: Same choice as above, prize is Model Home, "This piece of Honduran art is a cool reminder of all your hard work in Honduras."

Sigh, it was all I could do to finish one, LOL. Depending on how long they have it up I might make it to ten, but not over 30.

aengus
12-13-2008, 09:34 PM
Thanks for the info Matty, I am at i think 13 right now. Gots to get up to 20 I see :)

Diva of Dragons
12-14-2008, 01:56 AM
I can't even get my floor built! I have no patience for that troll, ogre thing and getting it down the path. Bumming! I was so looking forward to the good quests but this is a bust for me, so far.:confused:

aengus
12-14-2008, 08:18 AM
I did get to 20 last night.

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/5995/20housessq3.jpg

I see how it can be a coordination issue for some, but is it for everyone that is having trouble? I was just curious if some people just need a little help in how to do it? If anyone has any questions, there are a few people here quite good at it, that could give some tips. Just fire away :)

swimmingneno
12-14-2008, 10:48 AM
hmmm i have never actually played this game, but this seems fun..

hope to see you all around!

goldengourd
12-14-2008, 11:50 AM
I see how it can be a coordination issue for some, but is it for everyone that is having trouble? I was just curious if some people just need a little help in how to do it? If anyone has any questions, there are a few people here quite good at it, that could give some tips. Just fire away :)

Its also a computer issue for me. The game barely runs on my computer (even with clearing cache). Things like - it freezes for a sec, then 'catches up', so timing running through the bugs can be a problem. I click the arrow for him to move, nothing happens, click again he runs 5 spaces and falls off (though sometimes he will move just the one space i wanted). And yes, this is a problem in all the mini games, in the other on line games with arcade games as the only way to earn what passes as money will keep me on the poor side in all the games, lol.

Beherenow
12-14-2008, 04:34 PM
I got to 30 houses. Does anyone know if anything special happens at 40 houses?

Matty D
12-14-2008, 04:49 PM
I got to 30 houses. Does anyone know if anything special happens at 40 houses?

No prizes for house 40 or 50.

aengus
12-15-2008, 05:45 AM
Its also a computer issue for me. The game barely runs on my computer (even with clearing cache). Things like - it freezes for a sec, then 'catches up', so timing running through the bugs can be a problem. I click the arrow for him to move, nothing happens, click again he runs 5 spaces and falls off (though sometimes he will move just the one space i wanted). And yes, this is a problem in all the mini games, in the other on line games with arcade games as the only way to earn what passes as money will keep me on the poor side in all the games, lol.

ah that stinks! Have you tried firefox? I have always found games to run a little faster on firefox than in IE. Think it might be a little less memory footprint.

I got to 30 houses. Does anyone know if anything special happens at 40 houses?

Woah!

No prizes for house 40 or 50.

DOUBLE WOAH!

Iris
12-15-2008, 03:40 PM
No prizes for house 40 or 50.



Seriously boy, how can you stand to do that many houses? I got really bored and over it after about 15 houses. If they really want us to make a lot of house, I think they should change it up a bit after so many made.

Matty D
12-15-2008, 05:51 PM
Seriously boy, how can you stand to do that many houses? I got really bored and over it after about 15 houses. If they really want us to make a lot of house, I think they should change it up a bit after so many made.

I agree, just trying to do some good. I set a personal goal to get 100 houses done, 1% of the total needed. It has been pretty tedious going, not to mention that I'm now dreaming about building houses, that can't be good. Add that with the disappearance of incentives (read: prizes) and this Good Quest is starting to look not so good, but I'll forge on for the time being. And just to add, no prize at 60.

goldengourd
12-15-2008, 06:21 PM
I agree, just trying to do some good. I set a personal goal to get 100 houses done, 1% of the total needed. It has been pretty tedious going, not to mention that I'm now dreaming about building houses, that can't be good. Add that with the disappearance of incentives (read: prizes) and this Good Quest is starting to look not so good, but I'll forge on for the time being. And just to add, no prize at 60.
Wow! That is some serious house building! I bet there isn't prizes at that level because it never occurred to them someone would do that many personally, LOL!

threeboysmom
12-15-2008, 07:10 PM
I'm now dreaming about building houses, that can't be good.

That's sad, Matty, that's really sad... LOL!

I do have to say though that I admire your making a goal and following through on fulfilling it. Way to go!

I personally haven't tried to build a house. After reading a few of the posts here from some frustrated players, I know this is definitely not for me. I am just not coordinated to do these arcade-type games... just not a gamer... never have been, LOL. I much prefer to buy new clothes, furniture, build rooms, and socialize :teeth:

So far, Elf just isn't doing it for me. But I'm glad you all are enjoying it. :hug:

Iris
12-16-2008, 06:35 AM
So far, Elf just isn't doing it for me. But I'm glad you all are enjoying it. :hug:


Actually none of them are doing it for me. Can't get into Wizards, Elf Island, SW (since it went live), etc. Sigh....................

mir4mad
12-16-2008, 11:04 AM
I know alot of you are frustrated with Elf Island (princess princess: is too) but please be patient. Remember this is beta and they are really interested in knowing what we want so email them and tell them!

Since princess has been playing so many games it's been very frustrating for me to figure out these computer issues. :surfweb: (I know very little about computer stuff) Princess has 2 computers that she can use- a Mac & an HP laptops. Elf Island (and VFK) does not work very well at all on her PC but Pixie Hollow works the best on it. It's like night and day. We get lots of freezing and lag on her PC when playing EI (& VFK). When Elf first opened I had to hook her up to our big main desktop Mac and she was not happy at all but that was the only place it would work. But now for some reason her laptop works great as long as we clear the history and all before going in. However, there are some days and at different times we have issues with it too. :confused3

As far as the GoodQuest and the games go, princess is not a gamer (arcade type) and she has alot of difficulty with games requiring the use of the arrow keys or any keystrokes at all. EI is aware of this and they are in the process of making the GoodQuest function with the mouse as well, so hopefully this will help some of you too. It takes some patience and getting used to at first to move the giant along the path but they give you more chances and some of the paths are indeed easier than others. I move slowly one space at a time (or just go off the path instantly if i can't do that one) and have had plenty of time to get through the path. princess was hoping that the house building quest would have been more interactive with having to find the pieces around the island and then actually building the house itself by dragging the pieces in place. The different options/choices for floor,walls etc is really neat and it's really cool to see the animation of those pieces in the end. Would be neat if there were more choices maybe after building so many houses to keep it a little more interesting for those of you building 20 plus houses! Congrats :woohoo: to all those who are able to build more than one plus house! I think a few questions on building, Habitat for Humanity or Honduras might have been an interesting twist and learning experience as well. Most of us refused to do quests on VMK that involved minigames right????

My personal thoughts on EI are that it's going to be difficult for children to spend the amount of time required on these quests and games to be successful. 10,000 houses to build in 30 days is alot, especially if no one is paying to play!

Slinkyman
12-16-2008, 01:43 PM
Here is a list of prizes for those of you who are wondering what you get and where you get it.

1st (500 Coins)
2nd (500 Coins)
3rd (500 Coins)
4th (500 Coins)
5th (800 Coins)
6th (800 Coins)
7th (800 Coins)
8th (800 Coins)
9th (800 Coins)
10th (800 Coins)
11th (1,000 Coins)
12th (1,000 Coins)
13th (1,000 Coins)
14th (1,000 Coins)
15th (1,000 Coins)
16th (1,000 Coins)
17th (1,000 Coins)
18th (1,000 Coins)
19th (1,000 Coins)
20th (Unknown Coins OR the Painted Caoba Box)
21st (1,500 Coins)
22nd (1,500 Coins)
23rd (1,500 Coins)
24th (1,500 Coins)
25th (1,500 Coins)
26th (1,500 Coins)
27th (1,500 Coins)
28th (1,500 Coins)
29th (1,500 Coins)
30th (Unknown Coins OR the Model Home)
31st (2,000 Coins)
32nd (2,000 Coins)
33rd (2,000 Coins)
34th (2,000 Coins)
35th (2,000 Coins)
36th (2,000 Coins)
37th (2,000 Coins)
38th (2,000 Coins)
39th (2,000 Coins)
40th (2,000 Coins)
41st (2,000 Coins)
42nd (2,000 Coins)
43rd (2,000 Coins)
44th (2,000 Coins)
45th (2,000 Coins)
46th (2,000 Coins)
47th (2,000 Coins)
48th (2,000 Coins)
49th (2,000 Coins)
50th (2,000 Coins)
51st (2,000 Coins)
52nd (2,000 Coins)
53rd (2,000 Coins)
54th (2,000 Coins)
55th (2,000 Coins)
56th (2,000 Coins)
57th (2,000 Coins)
58th (2,000 Coins)
59th (2,000 Coins)
60th (2,000 Coins)

Credit to elfislandforums.com

Belle1997
12-16-2008, 08:53 PM
Thanks for the update mir4mad. Yes that is my issue using the key strokes. I can not move the keys very well in short steps. The more a try the more I tense up and land it the water:rotfl: I figure that maybe elf is just not for me. Since I do very badly on arcade games. I figured I was at the easiest when it kept showing up more and more rofl. And my hand gets tired it actually takes more strength to click the keys than use the mouse. I guess because I compensate with my shoulder and upper arm.

So unless these quest improve I can not see myself enjoying this game.

Matty D
12-17-2008, 05:37 PM
I finished my 75th house last night. When I logged in this morning, I had a message from MOD-Dove, who had placed a new prize in my inventory. It was a Digital Frame, "This frame will display pictures of Honduras to remind you of all your hard work building houses." Unfortunately, Coins dropped back down to 1500 starting with the 76th house.

Belle1997
12-18-2008, 07:14 AM
Well it took me an hour but I built my first house. :thumbsup2 I have now accomplished 4 houses in 3 hours :rotfl: . Though I am proud I did it. Still not keen on these good quests. I would not pay money to torture myself.

Oh what motivated me I guess if I ever find the key I want to be on Santa's good list. Since it seems to be connected on if you have done the good quests.

Real issue for me after I played long enough is the left and right and down buttons on the keyboard. I would go the wrong way, or to far even when I let go because reflexs are slow.

To speed up time I know the ones I absolutely can not do so I just walk off the path. Saves aggravation that way.

aengus
12-18-2008, 11:13 AM
To speed up time I know the ones I absolutely can not do so I just walk off the path. Saves aggravation that way.

definitely a good strategy! If you struggle with the mini game, walk off the path 3 times and see if you get an easier path to walk :thumbsup2

goldengourd
12-18-2008, 12:52 PM
Well it took me an hour but I built my first house. :thumbsup2 I have now accomplished 4 houses in 3 hours :rotfl: . Though I am proud I did it.

Woot! Way to go! You've out done me, I've given up, for the moment, at 1 &1/2, lol. And by chance, I did find the santa key and I was "Sunny side up" on the scale, so if it is connected to the good quest, one is enough.

MomsGoneGoofy
01-06-2009, 04:51 PM
Well, I have built 30+ virtual houses and I see the goal of 10,000 has been achieved. Woot, Woot for everyone who took the time to help!!!

But I am confused, did we build one house or 4? The CNN news piece said that 4 real homes will be built if 10,000 virtual homes are completed. The message I received in game said that "a" home would be built. Just wondering, and any home that is built for someone in need is wonderful.

aengus
01-07-2009, 02:38 AM
Not sure goofer. It was supposed to be 1 house per 10,000 virtual I had thought. I guess we will wait and see :)

mir4mad
01-07-2009, 08:08 PM
:woohoo: Congratulations to everyone who helped make EI first good quest obtain it's goal. Thank you EI for taking it to the next level and following through with building another house in Honduras. :woohoo:

beejer
01-09-2009, 03:33 PM
Yesterday I finished building my second house but when I logged on today they said I had to pick the decorations again. Well I played that game that I am terrible at but it did not allow me to select decorations. Rather it gave me the windmill I had finished with yesterday. So I finished the same house for the second time and started a third. Once again the game did not accept my winning for building the floor...ARG!!! How ar eppl building so many houses with these bugs?


:tinker: :tinker: :tinker:

aengus
01-10-2009, 09:30 AM
Beejr i never saw anything like that, I would definitely recommend you writing support on that.

ashley11
03-11-2009, 09:35 AM
i made it to the next level...hurrah..

Horse
03-14-2009, 06:14 AM
The polar bear goodquest is up and running. This quest is the easiest so far. Too easy I think. You can manuever using your mouse or arrow keys. I prefer the mouse.

Diva of Dragons
03-16-2009, 12:51 AM
Yesterday I finished building my second house but when I logged on today they said I had to pick the decorations again. Well I played that game that I am terrible at but it did not allow me to select decorations. Rather it gave me the windmill I had finished with yesterday. So I finished the same house for the second time and started a third. Once again the game did not accept my winning for building the floor...ARG!!! How ar eppl building so many houses with these bugs?


:tinker: :tinker: :tinker:

I have yet to complete a Good quest. The only reason I was really interested in this game. They just do not run well enough, for me.:sad1: