We've got a new event everyone and I wanted to share my experience so far so you can make the most of it and know what to expect if you're just getting started. I'll do a walk through of the quest line itself and keep track of the boxes I open to give you an idea of what you'll actually get throughout the event!
Mysteries Of The Garden Gnome Quest Line
This 9 step quest rewards 3 lawn gnomes. (Totally coveted, right?)
My tips for starting the quest:
-Don't complete either of the events (experimenting or sampling) as they're needed quickly in the quest chain. If you have 3 sims, you can get the events started and use the 3rd sim to work on the quest. Steps 1-3 are quick.
-Don't spend your lemons immediately. Step 6 asks you to spend 925 of them.
NOTE: This quest requires you to do the 7 hour event with a 20 hour cool down TWICE. If you start this quest with less than 20 hours left in the event, you can only complete it if you spend simcash to complete the event.
You also need a total of 2325 lemons to complete the quest.
Quest 1 of 9: Search in potted plants for gnome clues 0/10.
-For this step, you can search most house plants except for some small table plants and large trees. After searching, plants go on a 5 minute cool down.
Quest 2 of 9: Sprinkle the gnomes favorite drink on potted plants 0/5.
-This step interacts with the same plants from quest 1.
Quest 3 of 9: Place a summer drinks tray at home.
-Pretty self explanatory. The tray was rewarded by quest 2.
Quest 4 of 9: Sample summer drink specials at the cafe.
This event takes place at the cafe and takes about 3 hours, and resets in 8 hours. You can easily speed through this event using 2 cupcakes.
Quest 5 of 9: Experiment with summer recipes at home.
This event takes 6-7 hours and has a 20 hour cooldown. You'll need 4-5 cupcakes to speed through it.
Quest 6 of 9: Spend Lemon Slices to open summer ice chests 0/950 (lemons).
Boxes cost 250 lemons, so open 4 of them. You should have enough from the first 5 quests if you didn't spend any.
Quest 7 of 9: Sample summer drink specials at the cafe.
Do the cafe event again. I'd recommend just waiting the 8 hours if you haven't yet. Don't waste simcash! Use 2 cupcakes to speed through it once the event starts.
Quest 8 of 9: Experiment with summer recipes at home.
This event takes 6-7 hours and has a 20 hour cooldown.
Quest 9 of 9: Spend lemon slices to open summer ice chests 0/1400.
Boxes cost 250 lemons. Open 6 of them and you're done!
Summer Ice Chests
Lemon Chests: 42 Simcash Chests: 0
-Vented Hiking Hat
-Ultra Posh Glasses
-Summer Chill Tower 3/8
-Summer Padded Dining Chair 3/8
-Summer Dining Chair 6/8
-Summer Umbrella Table 2/4
-Summer Steely Arms Loveseat 6/6
-Summer Steely Arms Chair 6/6
-Summer Illumination Light 3/12
-Summer Lantern 3/6
-Home Tickets: 2, 2
(15 Fashion Gems, 30 Home Tickets, 15 Sim Tickets, 100 Gold)
Please share your ice chest results as well! I'm curious to see others' results!