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Achievement Guide for Legendary Gardener

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rastal66
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rastal66
Achievement won on 24 Sep 10
TA Score for this game: 2,041
Posted on 11 May 10 at 19:01, Edited on 12 May 10 at 16:01
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This one takes a bit of work. To get the achievement you must harvest a white moonflower or a white moonflower seed. Here is a guide by Guttsu-87 at ps3trophies.org. it is honestly easier to read in his original format so here is a direct link to the post although it is written for ps3 users ( http://www.ps3trophies.org/forum/nier/48284-nier-trophy-guid... ), but I will quote it in its entirity below, but with alterations for xbox users and a couple corrections.
His guide is obviously written for doing this on a ps3, but it works exactly the same on an xbox. I can confirm this.

Manipulating your Xbox's clock:
In order to make unlocking Legendary Gardener much easier and faster, you need to manipulate your system's clock in order to fool the game into thinking more time has passed than actually has. Because the growth of plants in NIER is directly based on the passage of real-world time, getting the achievment the "fair" way can take ages. Here's what you need to do:

You will need to manipulate the date, and you cannot do this while logged into xbox live, so disconnect from it by unplugging your ethernet cord, signing off xbox live, changing your network settings under "my xbox" bar on the dashboard- however you want to do it, just don't be connected to the internet.

Now, on the Dashboard you can go to console settings or something of that nature(can't quite remember the name), then there will be an option for Date and Time. This is where you can manually adjust the system's clock. Whenever the guide tells you to adjust your clock, come here. Note that when the guide says, for example, set the clock forward 36 hours, you will have to change the date as well as the time.

Cultivating the White Moonflower:
Cultivating is performed in the small field next to Nier's house. There are three rows of fives spaces for planting, for a total of 15 spots. You can plant a variety of things, but for the purposes of this achievement, we will only be discussing flowers. The flower the achievement references is the White Moonflower.

Flowers have five stages:
1. Planting - the seeds have just been planted
2. Growing - the plant is growing
3. Flowering - the plant is flowering
4. Harvesting - the plant is able to be harvested for seeds
5. Dead - the plant is useless

During planting and growing, you may water the plant, which increases the amount of seeds that you receive if you choose to harvest. Also, before planting, you can opt to use fertilizer in order to increase your yield of seeds, but this is not necessary. This part of the guide does not use fertilizer, so after this it will not be mentioned.

There are several steps you must take in order to aqcuire the White Moonflower. This involves placing certain flowers next to others in order to increase the probability of yielding increasingly rarer seeds, which in turn can be planted to yield rarer flowers. Without going into the math, this guide will provide you with the best possible path.

Before we begin, make sure you have met one of the following criteria:
1) Completed both The Shopping List and A Return to Shopping side-quests (during Part One).
-or-
2) Purchased the cultivation handbook from the florist in the village market (during Part Two).

Now, go to the Seafront market. Locate the Grocer, and purchase the following:
9 red moonflower seeds, 6 gold moonflower seeds, and 6 blue moonflower seeds.

Go back to Nier's house.
Using the red and gold seeds, plant in the following pattern:

[Red] [Red] [Red]
[Gold] [Gold] [Gold]
[Red] [Red] [Red]
[Gold] [Gold] [Gold]
[Red] [Red] [Red]

Next, water all of your seeds.
Go to the mailbox and save your game.
Go to the dashboard and set your Xbox clock forward 4 hours.
Load your save.
Water all of your plants.
Go to the mailbox and save your game
Go to the dashboard and set your Xbox clock forward 36 hours.
Load your save.

When you return, all of the plants should be in the harvesting stage. Collect all of the seeds. Hopefully, you get at least 9 peach moonflower seeds. If you do not have at least 9 peach moonflower seeds, but have at least one, see Back Up Plan, below. If you do not have even one peach seed, you must try again from scratch. Sorry.

Now, using the gold and blue seeds, plant in the following pattern:

[Gold] [Gold] [Gold]
[Blue] [Blue] [Blue]
[Gold] [Gold] [Gold]
[Blue] [Blue] [Blue]
[Gold] [Gold] [Gold]

Next, water all of your seeds.
Go to the mailbox and save your game.
Go to the dashboard and set your Xbox clock forward 4 hours.
Load your save.
Water all of your plants.
Go to the mailbox and save your game
Go to the dashboard and set your Xbox clock forward 36 hours.
Load your save.

When you return, all of the plants should be in the harvesting stage. Collect all of the seeds. Hopefully, you get at least 6 indigo moonflower seeds. If you do not have at least 6 indigo moonflower seeds, but have at least one, see Back Up Plan, below. If you do not have even one indigo seed, you must try again from scratch. Sorry.

Now, using the red and indigo seeds, plant in the following pattern:

[Red] [Red] [Red]
[Ing] [Ing] [Ing]

[Red] [Red] [Red]
[Ing] [Ing] [Ing]
[Red] [Red] [Red]

Water all of your seeds.
Go to the mailbox and save your game.
Go to the dashboard bar and set your Xbox clock forward 4 hours.
Load your save.
Water all of your plants.
Go to the mailbox and save your game
Go to the dashboard and set your Xbox clock forward 36 hours.
Load your save.

When you return, all of the plants should be in the harvesting stage. Collect all of the seeds. Hopefully, you get at least 6 pink moonflower seeds. If you do not have at least 6 pink moonflower seeds, but have at least one, see Back Up Plan, below. If you do not have even one pink seed, you must try again from scratch. Sorry.

Next, using the peach and pink seeds, plant in the following pattern:

[Peac] [Peac] [Peac]
[Pink] [Pink] [Pink]
[Peac] [Peac] [Peac]
[Pink] [Pink] [Pink]
[Peac] [Peac] [Peac]

Water all of your seeds.
Go to the mailbox and save your game.
Go to the dashboard and set your Xbox clock forward 4 hours.
Load your save.
Water all of your plants.
Go to the mailbox and save your game
Go to the dashboard and set your Xbox clock forward 36 hours
When you return, all of the plants will be in the harvesting stage. Hopefully, at least one of them is the legendary White Moonflower. It's about a ten percent chance that the White Moonflower will grow under these conditions. Just picking up its seed will pop the achievement.

You should be able to harvest at least one white moonflower seed. This is incredibly useful for getting Man of Means. (Note: I am not convinced this method is faster than using the solution posted under man of means achievement, but it is an option)

Back Up Plan
If something didn't go quite as well as you hoped, don't worry. There is an easy fix. As long as you have one seed of the type you need, all you have to do is plant that seed, harvest it, and then you will have three, four, or possibly five seeds where you only had one before!

You can even use this strategy while you are attempting to harvest other seeds. For example, let's say you have only one peach seed (out of the 9 you need), but you also still need your 6 indigo seeds. Well, then you would plant the seeds you have in the following pattern:

[Gold] [Gold] [Gold]
[Blue] [Blue] [Blue]

[Gold] [Gold] [Gold]
[xxxx] [Blue] [Blue]
[Peac] [Gold] [Gold]


Next, water all of your seeds.
Go to the mailbox and save your game.
Go to the dashboard and set your xbox clock forward 4 hours.
Load your save.
Water all of your plants.
Go to the mailbox and save your game
Go to the dashboard and set your xbox clock forward 36 hours.
Load your save.

When you return, all of the plants should be in the harvesting stage. Collect all of the seeds. Hopefully, you get at least some indigo moonflower seeds, but you will guaranteed get some peach moonflower seeds. Repeat this strategy as needed on your quest for the White Moonflower!
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