Abemom2 wrote:Turtles are great for getting more items, but things drop without them too! I finally got my last zodiac fragment from the hallway to drop when I had a bronze clover running after searching at least 100 times with a turtle. Today I was using a golden clover and got a quest item and a lovers ikebana from the garden....only the second one to ever drop for me, and I am 100% expert. I think it is a bit harsh to say you have to use a turtle, and it will all work perfectly. I use them most of the time and I still don't have the stupid cake done!
The only thing that is sure is you need to use the social part of the game! Be a good friend!
Ikebanas drop only 2, maybe if you're lucky 3, and then totally stop dropping, even if you're an 700% expert on the garden.
They start dropping again after reaching level 100 and more. Not so much that has to do with the level, but mostly with the quests you've finished. After that point, they are still a rare drop, 1 every 30-40 garden searches, but they drop at least.
I've never claimed that the items drop so much better while using a turtle. BUT....when you have a turtle, you'll always have oil cans, advanced users know how precious oil is, weapons to defeat monsters and snatchings always drop and many, plus more chances tomhave a charger also drop together with a collection item.
And guess what, the Anniversary cake depends on banishing cooker snatchings. Without a turtle you'll get one weapon every 15 rooms, with the turtle you'll get one every 2 rooms, maybe even more.
Banishing a cooker without the turtle 1 out of 3 times will give you nothing, if not more.
With the turtle, they almost always give you an item, 99,99%.