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    Posted on 08 March 12 at 20:42
    Please use this thread to discuss the Viva Piñata walkthrough
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    Posted on 09 March 12 at 22:53
    Who got this?
    [12:24:55] drabik: BWT, I don't have any problems with him, I just question his intelligence
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    Posted on 10 March 12 at 04:23
    Turns out im human after all :(
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    Posted on 11 April 13 at 16:45, Edited on 11 April 13 at 16:45 by
    I am pleased to say the walkthrough is now finished, please state any concerns/feedback here or contact me direct through PM ( Private message ).

    Thank you.

    n1ckKz.
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    Posted on 14 April 13 at 05:45
    hello,

    I have some comments for this WT.

    You can however use the 'PINATA GUIDE' from the front page of the walkthrough which will guide you through how to make each pinata resident and all the other information you may need about your pinatas.
    From the front doesn't make a lot of sense in this sentence. Maybe put Pinata guide in bold to have the same format you used for green fingers.
    You probably meant to say something like:
    You can however use the Pinata guide page which will guide you through how to make each pinata resident and all the other information you may need about your pinatas.
    The small typo is bold in this quote:
    For this achievement you are required to fully mature 25 plants just simply plant the seeds and water correctly until the plant is fully grown. Also while going for these 2 achievements i would rec commend going for the 2 achievements which require you to bonus grow plants to maturity. I will explain how to get these next and include a list of all plants for the achievements.
    With the generosity achievement you don't mention the requirement for him to show up. However you did mention the requirement for all the hired help.
    For this you are required to give 1000 chocolate coins to the beggar and this will turn him into a trader.
    Maybe you could use this line from the hints and tips page.
    At about level 12 you will eventually have a beggar enter your garden. As soon as possible give him 1000 CC to unlock Ivor Bargain's Store and an achievement.
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    Posted on 15 April 13 at 11:05, Edited on 15 April 13 at 12:24 by
    Hello,

    Thank you for your comment, i've now corrected the mistakes and updated the walkthrough, again, thank you for taking the time to read through and find these problem(s).

    n1ckKz.
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    Posted on 15 April 13 at 15:53
    n1ckKz said:
    Hello,

    Thank you for your comment, i've now corrected the mistakes and updated the walkthrough, again, thank you for taking the time to read through and find these problem(s).

    n1ckKz.
    Do you think I would make a good overseer?
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    Posted on 15 April 13 at 17:51, Edited on 15 April 13 at 17:58 by
    Actually, you picked up on mistakes we didn't so i'd say you'd be a great overseer, why not keep an eye out for recruitments? :)

    n1ckKz.
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    Posted on 15 April 13 at 18:28
    I already applied for becoming an overseer.
    I was told to wait for an official recruitment-announcement.
    Hope it happens soon.
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    Posted on 16 April 13 at 00:18
    I'm sure when they are recruiting they'll take you in to consideration.
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  • Posted on 26 April 13 at 07:15, Edited on 26 April 13 at 07:21 by CovetousCash64
    Having completed VP relatively recently, I think there are a few things that could be added to the walkthrough to make it more helpful

    For Master Romancer, you don't need to romance pinatas 5 times, you need to romance them at least once and have a total of 7. The easiest way to do this is to romance the pinatas once (to get a total of 3 pinatas of that type) and then buy 4 from Gretchem Fetchem. This avoids the increasing difficulty of the romance minigame.

    For raising money, I think you should point out the best plants for cash-cropping. If I remember correctly, they are chillis, orchids, snapdragons, and birds of paradise in that ascending order. Chilis are available very early in the game but the others only become available later. Of note, though, is that the snapdragons can be very finicky about overcrowding and you can easily lose a bloom if you plant them too close together.

    You should point out in the Pinata Guide the base pinatas that can be evolved or which must be eaten by other pinatas. You don't want a gamer selling off their syrupents only to realise later that they need to breed them for Twingersnaps and Fourheads or selling off their Buzzlegums only to later realise that Arocknids needs to eat 2 of them. You have this info noted for the evolved pinata or for the 'eating' pinata, but I think it should also be noted for the base pinata to avoid accidents.

    Finally, you should point out that gamers can easily avoid overcrowding their gardens by either having multiple gardens or by putting pinatas in crates and sending the crates to themselves. This is especially helpful with keeping pinatas that dislike/prey on each other (eg. Tafflys and Lickatoads) but which you need to hang onto for later evolution and romancing.
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    Posted on 26 April 13 at 11:47
    Thanks for the tips, i'll get that added ASAP.

    n1ckKz.
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  • MusquitoMusquito812,308
    Posted on 12 October 13 at 08:40, Edited on 12 October 13 at 16:47 by Musquito
    Hi n1ckKz I hope you do not mind me saying that the walkthrough is not bad, but not superb either. I have to look up many solutions, key elements are missing in the walkthrough. I am not a kind of person to just comment that it is not great without giving some tips how to make it better.

    Viva Piñata Walkthrough Page 4 - Master Achievements
    Viva Piñata Walkthrough Page 5 - Pinata-specific Achievements
    Viva Piñata Walkthrough Page 6 - Piñata Guide
    ^ All magnificent pages, that is why the walkthrough is not bad.

    Viva Piñata Walkthrough Page 2 - General hints and tips
    A lot of hints and tips are missing
    * You only need to fulfill the romancing requirements once for a couple, after that buy the romance sweet form costolot. No need to have pinatas eating other pinatas if that is in their requirements.
    * At level 30, you can purchase a Captain's Cutlass garden decoration from Ivor Bargain which will keep Professor Pester and his Ruffians away for good.
    * To keep sour pinatas away, build your tower of sour by either buying the pieces in costolot or by taming a sour pinata.
    * Use the Post office to mail pinatas to yourself. This is necessary when your garden gets too crowded or pinatas keep fighting with each other, ...
    * If your piñata is too depressed to eat a happy/joy sweet, go to Paper Pets and buy it an accessory. This should cheer it up enough to respond to your commands. The more accessories you buy it, the happier it becomes. Lost already a few that way because I did not know this method.

    Viva Piñata Walkthrough Page 3 - Story walkthrough
    * For me this page is illogical and there is no guide how to play the game, on what to focus first,....
    * You could mention that you can check how much your garden is worth: Journal - Player Awards - Player Status.
    Viva PiñataGarden Value MasterThe Garden Value Master achievement in Viva Piñata worth 44 pointsGarden worth 100,000 chocolate coins

    * You can check progress in Journal - Player Awards - Pinata Awards
    Viva PiñataMaster CollectorThe Master Collector achievement in Viva Piñata worth 49 pointsMade 50 species resident

    Viva PiñataMaster RomancerThe Master Romancer achievement in Viva Piñata worth 54 pointsBecome Master Romancer for 20 species

    * You can check progress in Journal - Player Awards - Plant Awards
    Viva PiñataSecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Viva Piñata worth 53 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement

    * Alternative method: Dragonache. Once it is fully grown it is worth more than 10,000 chocolate coins.
    http://pinataisland.info/viva/Dragonache
    Viva PiñataPiñata Value MasterThe Piñata Value Master achievement in Viva Piñata worth 49 pointsOne Piñata worth 10,000 chocolate coins

    * Include the youtube video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=O...
    Viva PiñataSecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Viva Piñata worth 51 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement


    Other suggestion - It would be nice to have separate pages for
    * plants (now you included it on Viva Piñata Walkthrough Page 3 - Story walkthrough)
    * Pages for every shop. There is no way to see what the items are (or at least I did not figure it out yet). Pages like those
    http://pinataisland.info/viva/General_Store
    http://pinataisland.info/viva/Willy_Builder
    http://pinataisland.info/viva/Ivor_Bargain
    * Detailed page for the romance master with a best order how to work on them. Combine it with the variants before selling those excessive pinatas.
    http://www.truetrophies.com/ArcticMusquito.htm
  • MusquitoMusquito812,308
    Posted on 12 October 13 at 08:53
    There was something else I could not find anywhere.
    Do trees stop producing fruit at some point or even die? It looked like my apple tree was getting brown and its value was decreased. So I sold it, did not wait to figure it out if it would die or not. How can we see that the tree has reached its point that it stop producing fruit, so we can sell them in time.
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  • SpilnerSpilner958,184
    Posted on 12 October 13 at 10:05
    Trees do die eventually yeah, best to get 2-3 lots of fruit then sell.
    You either hate me or fucking hate me
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    Posted on 17 October 13 at 11:21
    Thanks for the tips, we'll get these added very soon.

    toast
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  • Posted on 16 January 14 at 18:56
    where do you get a bottle of medicine from?
  • SpilnerSpilner958,184
    Posted on 16 January 14 at 19:11
    Get bart to tinker with some honey.
    I find bugs, its my thing! I don't break things on purpose it just happens :D
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    Posted on 16 January 14 at 19:43
    Darth Maul FTS said:
    where do you get a bottle of medicine from?
    It should be in the walkthrough, as Spilner said, you have to get Bart to tinker some honey and it turns it to medicine.
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