All-new: The Ikebana contest!



The Ikebana Event


Starting today you can join us in this new and exciting event!

In the Japanese culture, Ikebana is the art of flower arranging. Win gifts by merging flowers together!



How the contest works


Gather and merge ingredients (flowers) to —

  • Create more valuable ingredients (make them evolve)

  • Win gifts

  • Win jackpot, Shika

  • Win new Japanese divine’s, Sakura, fragments




Obtaining the ingredients



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  • Win the first 3 ingredients (A, B, C) over time

  • You must add all ingredients to the grid before you can pick-up one and merge it to another by placing it on that other ingredient.

  • Once you use all the ingredients you had in your inventory, the ingredients are shaded and a “+” appears. You can wait until for the refill (see the timer) or buy these ingredients with passes.

  • The timer indicates when you will receive the next ingredient inventory.

  • Merge 2 identical ingredients to obtain a more valuable one
    The only way to obtain ingredients D, E, F and G is to merge identical ingredients.

  • You can obtain ingredients B and C by merging ingredients
    The only way to obtain ingredient A is to wait or buy them




New with this event


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A fresh tutorial for the contest unlike ever before.

Ability to always cancel or confirm an ingredient merge when they are two different ingredients or they give a gift.

This feature won’t appear for like ingredients or if the merging gives a new ingredient. Click the green check-mark to proceed with the combination or the red X to back out of it.


Jackpot





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Jackpot 1: Shika (a blossom deer companion) Merge the 2 most valuable ingredients to get this companion.

By checking our Facebook page, you can have another chance to win Shika! A mini-game will start tomorrow (Friday, the 19th of July).




Jackpot 2: Sakura — the newest member to join the Japanese divine collection!

Find this divine hiding within the Golden Fleece during the contest. Sakura works like other Japanese divines and its main gift is the Hera’s Pack.


Tester's tips



A few of our testers shared their tips for this event. Thank you to all who sent us their tips.

Here are a few of the testers who provided us with the tips: CrimsonFire, ⊹⊱ℬℓööღεʀʂ⊰⊹, songfireleaf, Jae, pohutakawa, and Vagabond.

Below are just a few —

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Have a system for joining flowers. Personally I'll have three of the same flowers on the bottom level, and then join them with the 3 building blocks (bud, first blossom, flower).

If you are a non-pass buyer, use the buds and blossoms carefully to add into your merges. Focus on a specific goal and work toward it steadily.

Experiment with the ingredients and write down or spreadsheet the results.

Make sure before you start playing, that you have read all of the instructions and carefully watched the tutorial video.

Check twice before combining the flowers, some of them look very similar to each other.


Best of luck with arranging the flowers,

The Howrse team
cailow
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  • Karma: 10 points
Nice to know the titans challenge odds went down EVEN FURTHER. ILL take a refund now thanks since u guys wont even give us items equal to a tc!
dracarys
  • Posted messages: 12
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avalon42 wrote:

I got the companion thinking it would count towards my animal companion trophy only to find out it doesn't. What is the point of winning the companion? Am I missing something?

I suppose you have to place it on one of your horses?
crystal sunset
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Thank you Crystal Sunset, but I was asking about what trophy category it fell under, turns out it counts towards the divine companion trophy rather than animal companion. default smiley :)
avalon42
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Gaining at least 2 Golden Horseshoes during the Ikebana contest will automatically enter you into the lucky drawing. The drawing takes place once the contest ends.

Don't miss out on this additional chance to win Sakura!
cailow
  • Posted messages: 878
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I'm really enjoying this event with all the prizes. I am finding it great fun, but it takes forever to get all the flowers.
thomas2011
  • Posted messages: 2
  • Karma: 10 points
  • Seniority: 5 days
This was a thumbs down like usual game I tried to get the companion no such luck,so I'll stay away from the Horwse games and just buy my prizes from the store or players
angel66
  • Posted messages: 14
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Oh I'm an idiot, I figured if I combined the final two flowers it would give me an option to cancel or accept like the rest of the combinations. Now I have the companion...? It gave it to me automatically, unfortunately. What exactly does it do, other than a trot bonus?
tamara
  • Posted messages: 19
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Tamara wrote:

Oh I'm an idiot, I figured if I combined the final two flowers it would give me an option to cancel or accept like the rest of the combinations. Now I have the companion...? It gave it to me automatically, unfortunately. What exactly does it do, other than a trot bonus?


Basically thats it, just the trot bonus. default smiley (y)
reura
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I got a decent amount of HoPs from this event! default smiley :) But yeah, the lack of confirmation dialog for the Shika companion caught me off guard. I still wanted it, though.
jnguyen1098
  • Posted messages: 16
  • Karma: 10 points