Season of Thanks 2013!

Thanksgiving Ship

A celebration of thanks is in order to welcome autumn! Dr. Zoolittle wanted to share his blessings by inviting you to join the crew as they board the Thanksgiving Ship!

This jovial occasion takes two to tango with a new twist! The seasonal Ultra Rares will be in pairs for twice the fun! Starting today, Dr. Zoolittle welcomes all to the Season of Thanks gathering! Read on to discover more about these bountiful festivities!

The Big Picture:

Similar to previous seasonal, there are two parts to this Season of Thanks seasonal. The first part is inviting guests to your Zoo. The second part – constructing the Thanksgiving Ship buildable– will give you a free Ultra-Rare animal to stay in your Zoo when you complete it!

Getting Ready:

When you log into your Zoo, you’ll find a new friend waiting for you at the dock, ready to start the Season of Thanks seasonal. Click on the animal to bring up the Season of Thanks menu.

Seasonal Dock

Season of Thanks Menu:

From here, you can see what animal guests have been unlocked, choose an animal to help, collect items, and ask friends to help invite these Season of Thanks seasonal guests to your Zoo!

Seasonal Menu

The Season of Thanks seasonal has a story to tell! Each time you invite a new guest to your Zoo, you’ll unlock a new part of Dr. Zoo Little’s story. View the story panels you’ve unlocked so far by clicking the “View Story” button in the Season of Thanks Zoo menu.

Have questions about how to complete the seasonal? Just click on the “How To” button in the Season of Thanks Menu for an overview of how to complete the seasonal.

Use the countdown timer so you can see exactly how much time is left for the seasonal. Initially, the timer will show how many days are left. When there are only 2 days left, the timer will start to countdown in hours, minutes, and seconds.

Inviting Animal Guests:

Every 3 days, new Season of Thanks guests will be unlocked for you to help! There are a total of 7 guests in this Season of Thanks seasonal. As with past celebrations, you will need to help the first animal to get the second, and then help the second animal before getting the third, and so forth. New animals will unlock every three days, but you will need to invite the previous animal before preparing the next.

The Season of Thanks guests will help you complete the Thanksgiving Ship buildable to attract the special guest to your Zoo! Read more below to find out how to get this special Ultra-Rare guest to appear in your Zoo!

You will need to collect special items to invite these guests to your Zoo. These items are the Pearl, Sunflower, White Bonnet, Totem Pole, Pilgrim Shoe, Dream Catcher, and Wishbone. Each of these can be collected in different ways, and each animal requires a different number of each material.

Collect the 2 seasonal items, the Chocolate Acorn Button and Thanksgiving Parfait from correctly answering the Daily Quiz.

You will have a random but equal chance of collecting either of these 2 items this way.

Collect the Maize Cookie, Apple Cider, and Thanksgiving Parfait through gifting with friends or feed posts.

  • You can post to the Facebook feed asking for help 4 times per day per item, or once every 6 hours.
  • Your friend can only click once on each post to help. They will receive an item themselves for helping!
  • Feed posts expire after 24 hours, so act quickly!
  • You can send your friends free Maize Cookie, Apple Cider, and Thanksgiving Parfait from the Free Gifts page to help them prepare their own Season of Thanks adventure, too! A player can send one request to a friend each day.

Collect the Chocolate Acorn Button and Thanksgiving Parfait by visiting your friends’ zoos.

  • Click on the boat dock in your friends’ zoos for a chance to collect a Chocolate Acorn Button or Thanksgiving Parfait.
  • There’s a greater chance of getting the Chocolate Acorn Button, but don’t get discouraged if you receive the Thanksgiving Parfait. It’s all part of the fun!
  • You can collect from the same friend once every day. You’ll receive one item per visit. A countdown timer will show when the 24 hours are up and you can visit that friend again.

Once you have enough items, click on the “Complete” button to invite the guest into your Zoo. You no longer have to wait for 10 friends to help you invite guests into your Zoo. Congratulations, you’ve invited your first guest! Your Season of Thanks seasonal is well under way.

If the button is gray, that means that either you do not have enough items to invite the guest yet, or the animal is still locked.

Make sure to take the time to Check-in:

Choose Reward

Are you short on a few items to invite to your Season of Thanks adventure? Click on the dock to “check-in” every five minutes (and even earn XP)! For every 3 check-ins you complete, you will receive one free Season of Thanks item of your choice!

Rewards and Upgrades:

You will receive two (2) of every animal you invite into your Zoo to place on your island. All the basic animals are Rare. When you invite a new guest into your Zoo, you will have the option to upgrade your Rare animal to an Ultra Rare. Upgrading your pair of animals will cost Wildlife Points.

Upgrade Screen

If you decide not to upgrade right away, don’t worry! You can upgrade your Rare Season of Thanks guests to Ultra-Rares at any time during the promotion by clicking on the animal in your Zoo. The pop-up will have a button that allows you to upgrade. Once the promotion ends, you will no longer be able to upgrade your Rares to Ultra-Rares.

Note: You will be able to feed, collect hearts from, and breed Season of Thanks guests only AFTER the seasonal ends (i.e. when auto-trade begins).

Upgrading your Rares to Ultra-Rares has an additional advantage! As you’ll read below, your Season of Thanks guests are busy at work making materials for you to complete your Thanksgiving Ship buildable. Ultra-Rare Season of Thanks guests make buildable materials 25% faster than their Rare counterparts! Instead of getting materials from the Scared Crow every 6 hours, your Ultra-Rare will give you one every 4 hours! Speed up your Season of Thanks completion by upgrading your Rare guests to Ultra-Rares!

How to Complete Your Season of Thanks Buildable:

The first time you open the Season of Thanks Menu, you will receive the Thanksgiving Ship frame. An adventure like this isn’t complete with just guests; you’ll need something much more festive to attract the special guest! You’ll be asked to place the base in your Zoo after you close the menu.

Your Season of Thanks guests bring more than just fun into your Zoo this time around! Each guest will make a special material that you need to complete the Thanksgiving Ship buildable. It takes each guest a different amount of time to make their materials; you’ll notice that each animal has a timer letting you know how long until its item is ready to collect.

Here are all the items you’ll be collecting from your guests:

  • Pearl– Get from the New England Quahog and Black Lip Pearl Oyster
  • Sunflower – Get from the Yellow Nosed Albatross and White Tailed Eagle
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 11/16!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 11/19!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 11/22!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 11/25!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 11/28!

Reminder: Ultra-Rare guests produce materials 25% faster than the Rare guests! Upgrade your guests to complete your buildable more quickly!

When the animal is ready to be collected, the readied material will glow above its head. Click to accept the item. Invite all the guests into your Zoo to collect all the materials you need to complete your Season of Thanks seasonal. When the buildable is completed, the Season of Thanks Zoo guest will appear!

Under the Season of Thanks Buildable Menu:

Click on the Thanksgiving Ship Frame to open the Season of Thanks Menu.

Buildable Menu

Here, you can see what stage your buildable has been completed to and the number of materials you need to reach the next stage, as well as tips as to which guests will give you what materials.

Feeling impatient? You can buy buildable materials for WLP to speed up the completion of your Thanksgiving Ship buildable!

Once you’ve finished putting together the Season of Thanks animals, complete with the Thanksgiving Ship buildable  and all the guests properly invited, the special guest will be so impressed that it’ll choose your Zoo to reveal its secret identity. But that’s not the final surprise! The mystery guest is an extra-special Ultra Rare animal you get to keep in your Zoo forever as a souvenir when you complete Dr. Zoo Little’s 2013 Season of Thanks seasonal.

This means that if you decide not to upgrade any of your animals for WLP, you can still work hard, complete the seasonal, and get a free Ultra Rare to keep. To find out what that is, start the adventure!

Getting Started for the Season of Thanks seasonal:

For this seasonal we will have 4 animals are unlocked right away pictured next to their Ultra Rare upgrade counterparts.  These are ready for you to start collecting items for:

  • New England Quahog; Black Lip Pearl Oyster
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  • Yellow Nosed Albatross; White Tailed Eagle
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The 2013 Season of Thanks seasonal will come to a close on Thursday December 5th, 2013 at 12pm PST. On this date, the campaign will end and the Auto-Trade begins. The Auto-Trade will last until December 8th.

Open your Zoo to start your Season of Thanks adventure and be sure to check back often to our Fan Page, Forums, Blog or Support site for updates, additional information, or even giveaways!

Happy Season of Thanks, Zookeepers!

Thanksgiving 2013

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