Well this event has been nice to me, so no complaints here
Normally, it is possible to get the event building, plus one extra, without diamonds, if you play carefully. You often have to sacrifice other things, like daily specials or calendars. This event looked very difficult, and the event building is worth little unless you get it to 9, so I decided to go very carefully for paw prints. You ran a special of 1000 diamonds if you paid 500 diamonds, so I busted my buns in GE to get the 500 diamonds, and I had started with 1187 diamonds from previous weeks' GE, so I got the big package in each of my two worlds. And STILL, it does not look like I can get enough paws for 8 upgrades even with the event special from previous event. I am disappointed right now, but this is my favorite event, and I like playing it. And maybe I will still get 4 more prizes in the game.This Wildlife event is a money grab. It is impossible to get all the levels without spending money. Just avoid it, or maybe you will get lucky.
I am finding getting an Eagle mountain, 7 kits, is costing about 2K diamonds each, for me. Wow, you have played countless games, they take a bit of time to scan for optimum chests and paws. I thought buy spending on 20 tickets and a booster package, I would possibly be close to a 2nd animal crossing. It will take more to get a 2nd one, not my goal. My goal was Eagles which I accomplished, now 6 total in each world, about 15K total diamonds for 8 eagle mountains. To me, worth it. Getting a 2nd event building in any current event costs about 15K minimum, sometimes as high as 24K.Yesterday I spent 12 hours grinding the event I ended up with 420 mountain kits (2 per world) and on my 28th world I got 6 in place. I'm now a few attack buildings away from 200% attack and defense on all my Iron Age farm worlds this event was such a grind but worth it! I plan on putting them up in the next few days to show off they look wonderful!
I'm never going to play candy crush ever again! I did mess around and do some crazy things on the board I posted to the FOE reddit page!
In total I spent close to 100K diamonds for all the powerups and extra tickets and got 60 Eagle Mountains in total across the game and still have 400ish diamonds left over back to farming.