Tip for those stuck with the statue on the top of the path:

drag your chief to the statue...it won't say "directing work" right away, but let them reach the bottom of the path, to where he/she directs the work for the statue. once it says "directing work", you can begin dragging builders over to the area where the statue top is. Again, it wont say "pushing statue" right away, let em hang out there for a bit, but if in the status bar they have something else, drag them back. I've found that if you place them right above the scaffolding, on the path, they tend to get to work.

Hope this helps!! I was stuck on it forever!!

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Hey, i have a problem with two of my villagers i make them harvest honey or something they do it once then stop and i have to click and drag them each time. Whats wrong with them??? :(

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i'm so confused, my chief died, and i have new chief, but she cant directing work for puzzle#9, so my masters builders cant work. The statue is already at the top

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NEED HELP. the plans for bath are still on chalkboard even though bath puzzle is completed. need clear chalkboard for statue plans. have all required tech. can someone advise me how to clear bath, or is this a bug?

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edwin mogi June 5, 2008 11:31 AM

children can also be a chief

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Stacy - villagers that are not adept may need help improving their skills.

Also, when training a villager for a skill, make sure you check that skill preference in the villager's profile.

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How do I train more builders when there is nothing to build?

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Anonymous June 5, 2008 12:41 PM

I have completed all the puzzles, and am trying to find all the collectibles. I keep finding the same one's over and over again. For whomever was looking for the colored stick; I had a hard time finding mine as well. It was located near the falls, in the foilage. Was very hard to see.

Hilary, you need three working on the lift.

Mel

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Valeera June 5, 2008 1:26 PM

I have got all the coral, and that enables you to have an extra 5 villagers as well. Probably the same for the others but haven't got any more full collections yet! Have now got all 3 VV's, fish tycoon and plant tycoon... Oh no! I think I'm addicted!!! lol

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kristyn June 5, 2008 2:25 PM

Hints for building tech fast
Hold off on clearing leaves, have all of your villagers train in research your points will fly - but switch them out frequently so they will be trained in other important fields.
when your children gather items that you already have, you get 100 tech points - use the trick mentioned above to get 3 children to collect mushrooms to do the same with the items, you will get 300 tech points for every item found.
also, if you cant find your 6th herb plant, make sure that you do have 2nd level faction. You have to buy twice: 50,000 tech points to get the plant. Everything starts you off at level one, but this isn't true with faction, you buy level one first, then you save up for level two.

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hi i have an issue, i was working all my villagers on puzzle 9, hoisting the statue up the path (oh so frustratingly slowly!) and i understand the leader has to 'direct work'. i accidently clicked on my leader causing her to NOT direct, and no i just cant seem to get her to direct again, everytime i drop her onto the half done statue it acts like its not there and she just gathers god damn tiger lillies instead. none of my villagers will work on it now! what can i do?! i cant complete it without this!

help help! ;)

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embob - maybe you're dropping your chief in the wrong spot? From what I've seen, there are "hot" spots that cause the villagers to recognize what you want them to do, and other spots where it just won't.

Have you tried everywhere along the statue? Perhaps try back where the statue first started from?

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jasmine June 5, 2008 4:49 PM

hey i need help i've got 12 villagers only 2 of them are female and they're old ive solved nearly all the puzzles and it won't let me have any children they keep improving in parenting but theres no kids. :( someone help me please!

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@embob Have you tried to drop the chief on the statue, bottom half? Worked for me. Could be the glitch doe=(

Hehe... Completed all 16 puzzels now. Have lots of food and tech, hope to get some suprises still=)

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pinklizards89 June 5, 2008 6:39 PM

Does anyone know how I can up my villagers parenting skills without having them produce children?

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Shielann June 5, 2008 7:41 PM

HELP..... I need experienced builders for the statue....Don't have but one. There is nothing to train them on everything done.... How do I train builders???

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kristyn June 5, 2008 7:47 PM

anyone have any good recipes for pitcher plant?

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To improve on parenting w/o mating you can drop the villager on a child and have them tell a story that also improves parenting.

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You can train villagers to be builders by repairing huts already built, just drag and drop them on there. It takes a while, but it was worth it to me to get that statue done faster!

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I just wanted to say thank you May for the help on the clearing the leaves lol. I did not even notice the big brown rock until your tip. Thanks so much for your help!

~Angel~

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What happens if you don't have anything else to build , how do you do the statue... help

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i just signed up for this but i didnt get my email. whats wrong?


[Edit: Hi Kymber, check your spam folder. If it's not there, then email me using my address in the left sidebar and I will validate your account manually. Sorry you haven't received an email. I just checked the registration system and it is sending out emails as it should. I don't know what happened to yours. Cheers, Jay.]

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never mind. i finally got it.

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Yay! :)

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thanks jay. i finally got it. it just took like 20 min though. lol.

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um....none of my people will "mate" i have only one man and one boy out of my 10 people. i have tried every female with this guy but they always run away. it doesnt matter if i put him on them or them on him. they just dont want him!!!! what can i do to fix it? im not high enough to be able to make to romance potion without it blowing up. please help!!!!

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*Princess* June 6, 2008 12:16 AM

My People Keep running out of food on the stupid trees. Then all they do is
"worry about food". Does making it rain help the fruit come faster? I think it helped once but now it doesn't seem to work... HELP
*Princess*

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Danielle June 6, 2008 12:20 AM

HI, I can't find the 6th herb anywhere. I'm running out of food. I need to fish. help please:)

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Is there any potion for making your villagers gain more skill?

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Princess - mine do that, too. I think the rain helps, but I'm not sure about that. Perhaps after it rains n number of times?

Danielle - The 6th herb comes with level 2 faction. Here's the plant that comes with Level 2 Nature faction:
http://images.jayisgames.com/vv3_pitcher.jpg

Trish - I don't think so.

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Ok, This is the third time I have had to re-start my village, the first time the villagers wouldnt finish the statue, the second time they all died, and now noone will research. Thanks Jay

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Statue tip:

When you place your chief to direct the work, drag them around until it says "sees a good place to anchor the statue" they'll generally start to direct the work, but sometimes go off on some other task. Same with your builders, drag them around the lower part of the path until it says "good place to anchor the statue". they'll start to push the statue, but even with the chief directing work, they get distracted easily, so keep your eye on them

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Here is a sneaky way to get more food if your running out.

Have your Chief make magic food, pause the game, go to your desktop and adjust your calender to the next day. Go back to game unpause and the Chief can make another batch of food. You can do this several times. Once you get to around 2000 food then your Villagers won't worry about food anymore and get back to work. Don't forget to turn your clock back when your finished

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Pearlie June 6, 2008 4:51 AM

Puzzle 16

to get the last puzzle you must have completed puzzle 15 Once you place the last stone in the door it opens up into another room. Take a master scientist into the room and wait for the sun to shine on the dial and drop the scientist onto that spot and then something should happen, if not keep trying until it does!

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Anonymous June 6, 2008 6:18 AM

I have completed all the puzzles, do i still need to get the third faction to finish the game?

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Hi , I just want to ask ..

DOES ANYONE KNOWS WHERE ARE THE BERRIES ?!

I've saw 2 people asking this question in
this page but NO PEOPLE respond to it .

It says it's LEFT to the lab ? But I've
tried ALL the places and there's NONE .
EVEN kids I've dropped them but they're
doing nothing !!!

HELP PLEASE . running out of FOOD here !!!

Thnx !

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I can only harvest honey and get fruit once. After I harvest all of the honey and pick all of the fruit, there is NEVER enough and I've waited over 24 hours. I can wait for the chief to give me food because my villagers are dying of starvation. WTH!!??

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Mostly female offspring here too.. got one little guy.. seems putting a man on a woman does help..

Had to pause the game before going to work as I didn't want my little ones to die of starvation.. *grumble*

I could make it rain and get a little bit of extra food from that... but any other ideas?

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Smarter potion (Magic)

Berries+lotus+black orchid

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Hi
just one thing cant figure out how to work the lift it's fixed but what else do you need to do i put someone on it and they just stand there nothin happens.oh and light and springy worked for me got the pink key thx.

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Statue plans problem. I have all level 3 except the magic faction. I have competed the bath, but when the master builder draws up the plans for the statue, it keeps drawing the bath again so I cannot start the statue. Very frustrating! I have stated over a new tribe and got the same thing. I have tried exiting the game. I have version 1.0.04 if that helps. I got the game from Big Fish.

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tracie - you must be missing something. Are you sure the bath is complete? I doubt there is a problem with the game. (I have the same version and the plans get drawn up as they should.)

Anonymous (couldn't you think up a more interesting name?) - you need 3 builders for the lift.

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mommieof7 June 6, 2008 3:07 PM

i want to know does anyone know if there is a Potion to bring the dead back to life? or help me any other way i have one person left a female she was 3 now she is 17 someone told me there was a potion help please?

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Tip to raise parenting skills:

having adults tell stories to kids (by dropping an adult onto a kid) will raise their parenting skills...its doesn't do it every time, but easier than having all your ladies busy nursing!!

Also, does anyone know a potion to make villagers "sick" so that they can be healed to raise healing skills? I have nature faction. Thanks!

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I just noticed something...

When making potions, your villager doesn't actually need to be an adept or master scientist... I just used a random villager who has zero researching skill and they were able to make a potion =^.^=

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Regarding potions, here's a link to a spreadsheet Pineapple has been working on...

http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=prs5h_XQvhjHtkzsbvr_8BQ

It's not complete, but there's a lot there that can help if you are looking for a specific potion. (Careful, contains spoilers!)

Missing are many of the berry potions. If you have information to add to this spreadsheet, please send them to: vv3potions@jayisgames.com

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HELP!! My chief died just as I bought level 3 leadership. I have had every villager, including kids, try on the robe and NONE of them is the new chief. I can't get the statue puzzle finished now. What do I do now?

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Jay tanks for answering, I have the arroma theropy and the bath complete. It even says that in the puzzle screen. My second tribe did the same thing. pain not to be able to complete the game. I have started yet another tribe to see if I get the same problem.

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Heeeellllppppp!!!! I have 4 villagers left, and they're all males...1 Elder, 2mid-ages, and one child. Can females still come into the game, or is it hopeless??

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How did you get down to only 4 villagers left?

You need to plan better than that. I don't know of any way you can get babies from males only.

When you play be sure you keep working to maintain and grow your population!

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.. Ive already talk to the ghosts in puzzle 16 but it is not yet completed.. it is the only puzzle left for me.. what should i do... please help..

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can you rebuild the hut by the waterfall

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When you run out of honey, can the supply build again after time?

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Jen - yes, the honey supply regenerates over time, but very slowly. You'd better think about alternate food source(s).

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I am. I'm getting kids to pick up mushrooms, waiting 3 hours for the tree to mature, and have several people doing research to fix the lift thing. Thanks :)

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can child chiefs teach the other children? I don't think so, as I've been trying, but was wondering if anyone has had any luck...

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Basty: to finish puzzle 16

drop a villager (I'm not sure about necessary skills) onto where the spirits are

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Lindsay June 6, 2008 9:27 PM

Hello I was just wondering how you get the women to have twins/triplets. I thought the fertility potion would help with that but I do not think it does.
Thanks
Lindsay

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Dabatzzz June 6, 2008 9:38 PM

Ok, so I LOVE these games. I have VV3 and have all but the 16th puzzle created. I did what everyone suggested. And after the whole thing, I still do not have that puzzle completed! Am I missing something??? It says requirements have not been met??? HELP, I need sleep...

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Anonymous June 6, 2008 9:47 PM

i need to get the bath fixed up. but i only have two adapt builders. is there any way to make them master builders so i can fix the bath?? (ive already finished the small hut thing.)

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stefanie June 6, 2008 10:09 PM

1.) is there any way to get farming points without actually harvesting?

2.) can villagers get the robe to fit if i try numerous times?

thanks for any help!
:DDD

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Other than healing villagers, what is something that you can do to help train one in medicine (early in the game)?

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Mere - Drop the villager on the medicine table and have him/her research medicine.

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um....none of my people will "mate" i have only one man and one boy out of my 10 people. i have tried every female with this guy but they always run away. it doesnt matter if i put him on them or them on him. they just dont want him!!!! what can i do to fix it? im not high enough to be able to make the romance potion without it blowing up. please help!!!!

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If you are stuck with only men or women, you might get a barrel full of toddlers to help. But it doesn't happen often. I had an island full of men in VV2 and waited forever for a barrel, but they all died first.

Thanks for the great web site Jay!

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Your'e welcome, Sue! ^_^

Kymber - just keep trying, I guess. It will work eventually. :)

Or, you can try improving their parenting skills first. Have them read to children. I generally get them to read to a whole bunch of children at once (particularly when it's raining), because I suspect that helps increase parenting skills faster (though I could be wrong).

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okay so i have apparently stopped time for my villagers they can still work but none of my original tribe have actually aged in the four days i have been playing i even have two of my women who have been carrying around the same babies for 3 days..i have some members who age and can have kids and they age but the original 8 do not age at all...

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Are you guys sure about everything on that potion spreadsheet? I've already tried using 3 tiger lillies and it says "Whee! What a fun potion" (spreadsheet says "Nature is calling"). Most villagers start dancing after drinking it. Some play or run around. I've got nature faction

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I have an AMAZING cheat.
It got me to finish in like a couple of days.
You know this game runs on real time, if you double click on the actual computers clock (bottom right of screen) then put the time forward an hour then it goes quicker so you dont have to wait for ages.
BUT dont skip like 5 hours in one go when you dont have much food as they will all be dead when you come back.
USE IT WISELY!!

Hope it helps.

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Anonymous June 7, 2008 7:54 AM

argh
my villagers wont have any babies even if i use the potions so im about to die out because i have no girls left
what do i do?

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Jennifer June 7, 2008 7:59 AM

I have tried the fertility potion but my villagers will not breed. I only have one female left and really need another. How do I get them to increase the pop.

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If you are trying to increase your parenting skills get a 'jack of all trades'its a good idea to use a male, put them with a female who is too old to have children and instead of babies they just keep improving the skill.

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How do I pick up the diamond from the fire, each time I try they run away saying it is too hot.
Thanks

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Just a guy June 7, 2008 1:37 PM

ive just noticed something ...
i went through all of this page , and found no
comments about this topic (or maybe i just wasnt looking closely enough...lol).

i noticed that after i tried the *getting my easy (cheated) food*,once, i couldnt do it again , and i ended up at the *your villagers are all gone 4* like 7 or more times ...

did any1 noticed that prob. or is it jus' me ?
or is it a bug or something ?

please respond quick !!!

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SabreWulfe June 7, 2008 2:12 PM

Great game but I'm having real problems with my cheif on the statue task. Everything was going fine and the statue is nearly at the top of the hill, but the cheif moved away because he was "worried about the sick", now when I put him over the statue he's either "worried about the food" of which I have over 3.5 thousand or "contemplate the tribe". I cannot get him to "Direct Work".
Any help will be glady appreciated.

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jessica June 7, 2008 2:30 PM

where is the ruin lifts? i been looking everywhere and cant spot it!
helpp!!

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KrystalEyez June 7, 2008 2:54 PM

Great game but I'm having real problems with my cheif on the statue task. Everything was going fine and the statue is nearly at the top of the hill, but the cheif moved away because he was "worried about the sick", now when I put him over the statue he's either "worried about the food" of which I have over 3.5 thousand or "contemplate the tribe". I cannot get him to "Direct Work".
Any help will be glady appreciated.

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KrystalEyez June 7, 2008 2:56 PM

If you mean the magic food, when you say food cheat, you can only do that once a day. The only other food cheat I know is by moving the clock foward an hour or so.

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KrystalEyez June 7, 2008 2:58 PM

Jessica the lift is by the trees.... the thing like a see-saw.

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KrystalEyez June 7, 2008 3:07 PM

Hilary. To get the gem from the fire move one of your villagers to the water fall and they will get water to put on the fire. It takes quite a few to get the temperature of the gem down.

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njjennjim June 7, 2008 4:15 PM

Hi VV3 addies!
1. I read somewhere here about rainbows meaning a collectible, i have never seen a rainbow? is there something wrong with my game?

2. Do the windchimes noise mean anything?

3. I have been playing for several days and I havent noticed anything in my fire. all puzzles are done but the fire one and last one its taking so long.....UGH. How many days did you play until you noticed?

4. Is there any rhyme or reason to collectibles? I haven't seen any new ones
since 2 days ago I need 2 coral 4 feathers
and 3 tablet pieces.

5. Lastly do you feel compelled to constantly check your village too or is it time to get professional help? LOL
Thanks!!!
Jen

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i dont get something. What's faction? I know it has something to do with herbs and potions. But, how do you get to level 2 or 1 or wahtever else? I dont get it. Could anybody help me with this please!

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Where are the berries ??????

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RuthieJo June 7, 2008 5:31 PM

Did you guys know that your female leader can have a baby while she's leader? I tired to breed her and she kept running away, then I quit the game to come over here and read a comment or two, when I went back, she was carrying a baby.

I'm going to keep this page pulled up on the linux machine, while I play on the windows vista desktop computer, that way I can follow along as I play and not have to quit the game every time I need advice from here.

I tried to sign in under my id and password, but I'm on a linux machine right now and they won't let me sign in.

I'm RuthieJo

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I have tried the catus+catus+lotus potion recipe several times. IT BLOWS UP!

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HELP!!!!!!
I need food desperatly, so i'm slowly saving up for the nature faction level 2, so i can get rid of the sharks, by pausing the game while i'm away so my villagers don't die. Because of this, i gain tech points really slowly. Should i buy level1 science and then nature faction level 2, or just buy nature faction level two?

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Hello,

I really like this game but I seem to be stuck. I have 72 villagers and none of them are the chief! Do you have to try them over and over on the robe or will it work the first time? I don't want to keep making kids to try and get the chief, I feel like the old woman in the shoe! :-) Any ideas?

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Stephenitska June 7, 2008 7:39 PM

A crystal vial appeared and one of my builders found it.. I let him drink it, and he reverted to a 10 year old!! AUGH!!

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Heys,

I have every puzzle completed except for the Fire-Key and the Pearl-Key and the last one, duh, Fire-Key take times alright, And I need a master builder for the Pearl, but I have no builder at all, and all the huts, bath, statue, leaves and rocks have been finished/cleared. What should I do?

~Nick~

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The factions are on the Tech page. You can choose Nature or Magic. There are 3 levels that you can buy, like the other skills.

The berries come at the 2nd level of the Magic faction.

Amy, my chiefs always fit the robe the first try. But sometimes I had to go through half the tribe to find the one.

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Nick
If you drag a villager to one of the completed huts he/she will be able to fix the hut even though it has already been built thereby increasing their building skill. Occasionally, the villager will try to examine the hut, just pick them up and drop them back on the hut.

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Where do the Tablets normally appear?

I have picked up lots of the other items but haven't seen any of the tablets yet.

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Hi guys, i'm having trouble with my tribe. i have 5 ppl in my tribe. 3 of them are males and i have a women age 65 and a 1o year old kid. i try making the old women have babies, but i couldn't. i tried the fertility and romance potions.but it still not working.so how can i make my villagers have babies or is here anything that can make my old lady turn young again?

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So I had a scientist asking about a jelly from the beehive,take the dark vile as it is a healing agent

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If a man and woman share the same parents/parent can they still reproduce? (Yeah i know that sounds kinda gross, but i want to know so i don't mess up the reproducing).

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I've never played a game like this before but I am hooked! The only area I am having trouble so far is keeping them fed. The honey has run out and the one tree only produces fruit occasionally. I have the kids collecting mushrooms whenever they appear, the chief has done her magic for the day but is there another way of feeding them? I have already come back once in the morning and found them all dead! Thanks.

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RuthieJo June 8, 2008 11:46 AM

Ngap, I think the tablets are in the rock rubble at the bottom of the steps by the bath. As you are facing the steps at the bottom, they are on your right side.

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Kristyn June 8, 2008 1:08 PM

Question: I've read it a few times, but no answer.. My 2nd cheif has died, unfortunately when my first cheif died after a long 40 years of ruling, my next cheif was already 56 years old... lol, so she died the next day, but now nobody fits in the robe... I have no nursing women and I tried all the children too, nobody fits - is it because my 2nd cheif died after ONE DAY?

For those of you who are trying potions and they are blowing up, you're not doing anything wrong. I have level 3 Alchemy and sometimes my potions still blow up, game can't be perfect all the time. Keep trying!

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grammajoe June 8, 2008 1:38 PM

Thanks for the food cheats. my villagers now have 2500 in food. now, is there a way to increase the tech points as quickly?

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crazybasenjilady June 8, 2008 3:06 PM

I have a villager who went out fishing and got stuck just above the top most viewable area. I cannot move this poor soul and she will not come back from fishing. I could see a tiny blip of skin until some 24 hours later when a new headstone appeared, but nobody picked up or deposited bones.

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