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I thought I would make a thread for this separate from the general talk about the tourney, so we can see daily progress.
I did not buy the gold rod. For day 1, I did seven cycles, used all five tourney nets, got only two fish from the animals in my camp, and caught nine doubles, for a total of 90 fish on Day 1 measuring 2773.6 cm.
Day 1, I got ~1200cm in the 1st 4 cycles + had used 1 net. After falling asleep on my phone + missing cycle 5 + getting No fish from my campers, I broke down + bought – oh, right “rented” the rod. Because I was catching mostly guppies in cycle 6, I got less than 300cm (14 fish average = 22cm)! As of end day, I had only 2312. Day 2 Cycle 1: I’m at 2630cm. I still already feel stressed that I may not make it. And Somehow the time for interacting w/animals at my campsite has gotten twisted around til 20 min before cycle rotation. (Is there a way to change this or a way to know when it is, rather than having to check back repeatedly?)
And I can’t remember the most efficient way to make white+ black, + purple tulips
Like Kate, I bought the rod after 5 cycles when I'd only reached 1200 cm and knew there was no way I'd finish in time. At the end of the night, I got up to about 2800 cm. I'm currently at 4000 cm (after 4 cycles on day 2) so the rod has really made a difference. As @gamemaster712 says "Powa!"
I didn't keep track of day 1 but I can tell you where I am now. I bought the golden rod right away. I've done that for three tourneys now and completed all tourneys except the one where I was on vacation without internet. I won't wake up in the middle of the night or rearrange my daily schedule to fish, though I manage to make most daytime cycles. I've also used all my tourney nets and gotten maybe half a dozen fish from campers. I just got my silver trophy and am down to three Chip challenges, which are a good way to get some of the loot and leaf tickets to defer that rod purchase. In all the grumbling about the golden rod, only a couple of people have mentioned (in the other topic) that we are now getting tickets for logging in (15 a week), as well as tourney rewards. True, it's not even close to enough to get every leaf ticket item in the game, but it is significant to budget toward things you know are coming up. I don't believe in hoarding leaf tickets, that's like money under the mattress - useless.
Outside of potential item inventory increase I don’t really use LT much otherwise. Definitely not necessary during garden event either. And after one craft item increase I see little need to move it up to 3. 2 is plenty.
3 cycles left today. 4295 cm so far. No nets used yet. I’m gonna spam on last two days.
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