How do you get blueprints for great buildings?

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  1. Darth Tigger

    Darth Tigger New Member

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    I have motivated and polished well over 100 buildings and have not received a single blueprint piece.

    What am I doing wrong? Or is the drop rate intended to be less than 1%
     
  2. GeneralCuster

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    I got my first drop yesterday for polishing, and a 2nd from a Christmass quest line (too bad they were for different buildings......) I just finished re-polishing/etc. everything today, and nothing dropped. That makes my drop rate only a little over 1% so far. I'm told the drop rate is "quite low"........
     
  3. DeM2

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    I got two yesterday, (one by motivating and one from the quest) and one today. luckily all three are for the same building, unfortunately two of them are the same piece.
     
  4. GeneralCuster

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    Anyone know if we can trade, or "gift" blueprint pieces to other players?
     
  5. nijosc

    nijosc New Member

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    No and/or not yet.
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    The fact that you can get duplicates and that the changelog stated they have no plan for those duplicates yet seems to hint at potential for trading in the future though. :)

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    Haha, I've received two from polishing, motivating, and plundering so far given 79 other guild members and 50 neighborhood peeps. That's 2/387 actions giving me a drop rate of .52% :eek:
     
  6. shapeshifter

    shapeshifter New Member

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    I've also only gotten 2 thru polishing motivating and plundering despite doing the whole neighborhood many times! lucky that Frosty gave up one the other day...
     
  7. nijosc

    nijosc New Member

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    I'm now at 2/516 at a drop rate of .39%. I can understand rare, but this is becoming quite... there are many words for it.
     
  8. Liberty

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    I've only gotten 2 so far too.
     
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    It seems that some of us are destined to do without. I also only have Frosty's and the first one normally. I am beginning to think I should start turning over rocks (obelisks) to try and find them. :D
     
  10. Ruffyen

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    This looks like it's becoming a complaint thread.. guess I will put my $0.02 worth in.

    In the first hours after the great buildings went live, the drop rate "seemed" to be better.
    Yeah I used that word "seemed".. since I got no proof :hmph:

    And yeah I "eyeballed" my diamonds and looked to see how much it would cost me to buy the rest of those blueprints to build the great house I only have 1 blueprint for.. $25 US.
    Hummm.. now if it was $6.99 or even $9.99 then I would probably bust open the "Christmas piggy" and go for it.. but $25 for a great building (and that was just to buy 8 prints with diamonds!)

    (Stomps foot on ground.. Looks up at you to make sure your watching.. stomps foot on ground again!)
     
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  11. invstbnkr

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    I haven't received any from polishing or motivating only from the quest and I'm p/m constantly
     
  12. maiversen

    maiversen New Member

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    Its no big deal I wouldnt have space for them anyhow leave them to the diamond players
     
  13. DeM2

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    looking at the bonuses they provide, and the fact that they don't use population, I think it will definitely be worth finding the room for them.
     
  14. Sievyn

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    Developers: The drop rate for blue prints is ridiculous. With 12 GB's, at 9 pieces per building, that's 108 different pieces. Given that pieces can be duplicated, averaging one drop per day makes these GB's completely worthless. It could take a year or longer to get lucky and collect all 9 pieces for just one building. Unless of course Im willing to drop a ton of money just to build one single building. I've spent about $100 on this game so far, and I don't mind spending more, but I'm not dropping roughly $25 just to build one building.

    Why create something and then make it ridiculously impossible to do? If you just want to punch a hole in our wallets, why not just say so and have done with it.
     
  15. Liberty

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    I haven't gotten a blueprint in days and I visit every one of my neighbors every day, either in battle or motivating/polishing.

    And either last night or this morning, the 2 blueprints that I did have, have vanished.
     
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    Mine were missing yesterday, but after refreshing the game and checking again, they appeared. It might be a connection failure, not sure, but I just know I panicked and then they were back in a bit.

    Agreed on the drop rates though, I got only 1 new after 3 days of polishing/motivating 150 people (that'd make it 450 total). I'm fine with them being rare, but at this rate I won't be able to build a single one till the summer at the least.
     
  17. GeneralCuster

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    I'm up to 4 drops (plus the one from frosty) for 3 different GB's, after polishing a little under 500 (about 1.2% right now)
    I'm going to guess that the developers set the drop rate to prevent aquiring and building multiple GB in the same age, and to promote more polishing of neighbors. (since everyone keeps asking for polishing anyway......)
    Yea, I too won't be able to build a single one till the summer at the least. But my neighborhood is rotten Grinch-like when it comes to polishing, so I'm real happy with (the benefit of) my villagers staying happy for quite a while.............
     
  18. vinesgina

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    i have averaged out my drop rate at the exact same % of .39, so the drop rate is ridiculously low and there is no way to actually compete with my guildies diamond buying neighbors. i would've been very happy to buy a few diamonds finally with this new GB part of the game (to buy the rest of the pieces of the BPs) but i have completely decided not to because i don't want someone from a different guild helping me just so they can steal the BPs from prizes. i would however buy into this if there were just a guild only contribute button. i don't care if it would slow down the progression of the GB, i want to help guildies only...shouldve been an option in this in the first place. you do it for trades, this should be no different a system.
     
  19. DeM2

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    why is a neighbor contributing forge points towards your Great Building considered "stealing" do you get angry when they polish your cultural buildings and gain a Blueprint?
     
  20. vinesgina

    vinesgina New Member

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    of course i don't, but that is not the subject nor does it correlate with each other. donating FP is like trading and thus should have the guild only option like trading. motivating and polishing are optional, they could also attack and plunder and it would be the same thing.
     

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