I am a guild leader in one of the Top guilds on Server 2, and this event is causing me more frustration then a game should cause anyone. I hope you GMs/PMs pay attention to my post and not just wave it off as someone raging.
Although it is easy to get lvl 4 farm, in reality most people still do not have a lvl 4 farm on server 2.
Lets be real, you can't always be available when your seeds mature and you will most likely lose some crops to stealing.
I asked my guildies repeatedly to not steal Ancient Seeds from other guildies, but i keep on hearing about guildies continuously stealing. I have to be the peace maker over and over because of the anger and arguing this event causes. So many have already deleted many on their frineds list.
Cut the non-spenders some slack and fix this event please. I am a spender but I have many non-spenders in my guild.
Many that play this game are not hardcore gamers who are extremely observant to everything going on and pay attenntion to every aspect in which they can win. They are simple people who just look for a place to spend some casual time.
I'm telling my guildies to save every Ancient Spirt they can get their hands on in hope that the GMs/PMs stop this BS and add another event or two. I can easily tell them to not bother with this event because it is not worth it. Instead, I tell them to hang on in there.
I hope this doesn't end up to be just another event to try to force non-spenders to start spending money on balens. If they wanted to spend money on balens, they would have already done it by now.
Whether spender or non-spender... people need to take responsibility for their own events. The devs have provided the means to get the mount. It IS possible. People should stop complaining and accept that things wont be given on a silver platter, some effort needs to be put in.
Yes it's hard but it is possible, and that is what matters, compared to the pig mount which was completely impossible without spending.
As for planting the seeds, you'd actually be surprised by how many people do actually have a level 4+ farm, yes - even on Server 2 which has been open for 4 months now which is plenty of time to get to level 5 or even 6 farm if you use your vouchers wisely. And when collecting seeds, take a note of when the crops are due to pop (you can either calculate this from the crop maturity time - the %age decrease given by that farm level or merely rely on the time stated when the seeds are planted. Remember that if you have a level 2+ farm the seeds will take less than 12hr to mature. Set an alarm to remind you to check your farm a couple of minutes before they're ready. Make sure you don't plant the seeds when you know you will not be able to get on to collect them. If people camp your farm, camp them back and/or delete them (although personally I do not agree with camping as every player has a right to the opportunity to pick their crops first if they're online to do so).
But if, knowing how "precious" this crop is a player doesn't even bother to be online when they are ready, then they have no one to blame but themselves if they are stolen.
Finally, these events are set by the devs, Aeria GMs/PMs do not have control over the quests so there is no reason to keep blaming them for the design of these events - which are PURPOSELY supposed to be a challenge to achieve. If they were easy, then they might as well send everyone the top reward in our mail at the end of the month without bothering with the event altogether.