I haven't been able to complete puzzle 7 and I can't find any mention of it in any of the walk through or comments. Can someone please tell me how to finish puzzle 7?

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hazeldazel December 9, 2009 4:08 PM

I'm waiting the fire to be burn...i change the taskbar time to 1 hour after because it only needs 1 more hour....there's no diamond at the fire pit. Is it because I change the time of the task bar??

[Edit: We don't recommend changing your computer's time to play this game. -Jay]

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Flutterby December 9, 2009 4:50 PM

Jennifer

Go back up to the top of the page to "Hints for Specific Puzzles" and click on the spolier and it will open up a list of puzzles. Youhave to click on the spolier under #7 to see how to solve it.

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i need some help my aromatherapy is done but the plans wont go away i out a master builder on them and he didnt write over them like it said he will what do i do?

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VV2 gave me problems with mastering plants and now VV3 is giving me potion problems! T_T

Alright, so I have a master scientist. I collect the rose, cactus, and lotus in that order and I have tried collecting them in all other out of order combinations... My scientist makes the potion and I try having all my people drink it or just one person drink it multiple times but all I get is the message "oh, it burns." am I doing something wrong? I have tried so many times :(

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i looked at the list of potions and have no clue why the doing exercise potion is highlighted.

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my cheif and 2 master farmers are doing the weather dance but nothing is happening? (no rain)

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i have made the light and springy potion and givin it to all of the villigers, but none of them will grab it. they jump up a few times then it says they're confused. whats wrong?

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I really don't know what to do, my villagers won't have babies I've tried everything. I have been dropping them on each for about thirty minutes straight.. Help me :(

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How old are they? Women will stop having babies around 50ish

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To complete puzzle 5, do you have to have 3 adept farmers? Because I used 2 adept farmers and a chief. They did the weather dance, and it started raining, but I didn't get a puzzle completed box? I have level 3 leadership and everything....Please help!

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Katrina -

Make sure that you are dropping them at the point where they "see" the object, otherwise they won't be able to grab it when they jump.

Mallissa -

Try it with three adept farmers and the chief. Also, the chief has to have leadership level 2 for it to work.

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Thanks!! That helped a lot. Now I have all 3 trees mature!! ;)

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i usually have my cheif direct my workers so they dont get distracted, but a lot of the time, she gets distracted! Is there any way to fix this?

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I'm out of food and i have no way of getting the other two trees what do i do

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I'm working on puzzle sixteen, and I've had some of my villagers interact with the two ghostly figures and it's not saying the puzzle's completed. I've also tried having my chief interact with them, but still to no avail. Any ideas, am I missing something???

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Anonymous January 1, 2010 2:56 PM

can your chief still direct work while caring for a baby?

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hey, I've tried to make the potion to scare the sharks away. The potion consist of rose+rose+berry bush, right? But it never succeeded. What have i done wrong? Does it require level 3 alchemy?

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How can I use the primitive lift ? Help me pls and thank you so much

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Chloe - primitive lift
Did you try the Guide- and Faq Section on top of these comments?
Maybe you can already find help there :)

Greetings, Kayleigh

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FYI: if the male is 50+ he can still make a woman pregant....if the woman is 60+ she cannot gain a baby.

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hi if anyone can help i would really appreciate it! I have completed all puzzles except #12 and #16. I don't have level 3 medicine yet I am current accumulating points now; can I complete #16 before #12 and still have a chance at completing #12? Thanks

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hello.
I have fixed the lift and I have three banana tree's.
However when it rains and food falls from the tree, my villagers deposit it and I dont get any more food. is this whats supposed to happen?

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Kiki -

Yes, you can only have three fruit trees in your orchard. Any other seeds that fall will become food.

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Anonymous January 7, 2010 9:04 PM

Hey guys I have a question that needs to be answered! What happens after you finish clearing the rubble?

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JIGuest -

When you finish clearing the rubble, you will notice a hole in the ground where the rubble was. This is a cave. Drop an adult on the hole and get a piece of the story about the original inhabitants of Isola.

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tracey milliner January 10, 2010 1:26 PM

i have the lift but how do i use it?

[Edit: The lift works when it rains. Just put someone in it when it begins to rain, and the rain will do the rest. -Jay]

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Hey!:)

Don't know if this has anything to do with what I've done by changing the time or whatever, but ever since I've changed the time, one of my villagers stops doing anything after one activity. For example, I put her up to building a house, or clearing leaves, and after she's done that for a while, she doesn't do anything anymore. In activity bar it says: nothing. And I've tried waiting for her to start something else, but nothing. Does anyone know what could have caused this, and maybe how to fix it?

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Hey:)

I was just wondering if someone here could help me?!
After setting the time once or twice, I found one of my villagers doing nothing anymore. For example, after setting her up to clearing leaves, she does that for a little while and later on she's just standing there doing nothing. I set her up to building a house, she does that for a while, and again, nothing anymore.
Does anyone know if this is a consequence for setting the time or something? And can you help me fix this?

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Hmm already solved:)
I just had to set the time again and she was working again:)

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How many minutes per Isola year for the Slow, Normal, and Fast speed settings?

Also, whats the food consumption rate per person per Isola year?

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Moela Rose January 17, 2010 5:04 PM

When you finish puzzle 16, does the game just end, or do you get to keep playing with your people?

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Kim -

You really shouldn't mess around with resetting the computer time to advance the game. Not only can it cause problems with other programs on your computer, it can cause some strange problems in the game, like making the time it takes the trees to fruit a lot longer.

Xette -

Time passes as follows: fast 1 hour = 2 years, medium 1 hour = 1 year, slow 1 hour = 1/2 year. Those are rough estimates, not exact. For instance, your fire will burn for 10 hours at fast speed if you don't give it any more wood, 20 hours at medium speed, and 40 hours at slow speed. Don't know the food consumption rate, sorry.

Meola Rose -

When you've solved all the puzzles, technically the game is over. However, you can keep the village going and work towards things like completing all of the collections, or experiments in selective breeding (I managed to create a village of brunettes, a village of redheads, and a village of blonds).

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When do I get the lotus herb?

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I have been playing the game (game 3)for a week or two, during that time I have been unable to activate the alchemy lab. I have collected 4 pieces of pottery. The table looks mended but villages insist the lab is in pieces. There is also a broken pot. I have reached level two in nature but villagers refuse to collect herbs because they say the lab is in ruins. Is this a bug or am I missing something? I would be grateful for some help.
I competed all the puzzles in game 2.

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Helpful hint, if your chief is a female make them have the babies seeing that the chief doesn't do much anyway

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I have no females left to have any more babies to carry on generatios, once all the males die, will the game be over becaue there is no one alive?

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I've built two huts, but there is another section that looks like the foundation of a third hut. When I place someone over it, they say more research may be needed. I have level two restoration atm. How can I get the third hut built? Do I need level 3 restoration? What's the second population limit before I need the third hut?

Thank you.

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I need loads of help! I dropped my master builder on the key door and it said he saw a place to anchor the statue. Where exactly is that ??? Please help me

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what is another way to obtain more tech points? i still have to buy level 3 restoration and leadership and they cost so much itll take me forever to get them.

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How do you restore the *science lab* or whatever it's called? I've done the alchemy room... But the bit where they do the researching is still messed up...

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Anonymous February 1, 2010 1:50 PM

My statue is stuck at the top and I can't get anyone to work on it. I tried to upload the game again but it has an "installed" button in the corner of the screen and it won't let me reinstall unless I delete the game and if I delete it there goes everything. Is there any way to fix this without losing everything? I've tried several times turning it on and off, trying to get the chief to "direct work" but he won't tried to get master builders to push but they won't. Thanks!

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Anonymous February 2, 2010 7:52 PM

How do I pick up the diamond in the fire?

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Do the villagers have to repair the ampitheater? If so, how?

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What do I do since the pitcher plant did not show up after I bought the nature faction.

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HELP i have all my women caring for kids and the time it has for them will NOT go down! How do i fix?
thanks

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yoochunluvr February 6, 2010 3:17 PM

all my children have become adults
how do i pick up more collectibles and tablets without them?
i only have the lite version on ipod touch and the limit of population is 9
i can't make more babies unless some people die right?
plz help>
its so fraustrating that i cant pick up tablets and mushrooms

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when i drop the farmers and the chief onto the fire, they weather dance but it doesnt rain. i used 3 farmers and they are all master, but it still doesnt work! any hints

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Cocoapuffs February 10, 2010 8:54 PM

Ok I have a question this is really weird because whenever my farmers go fishing one of my male farmers (master farmer) always comes up with a crab when he's fishing. Why don't my other people get them? They're master level farmers fully like he is. Why? Please if you know why reply to me.

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Vampiress^,..,^ February 14, 2010 6:22 PM

hey can someone help? i have a bunch of villagers working in the lab, and im not getting tech points. Now i have had a guy working in the medical area for like 4 days strait on fast speed unpaused and he doesnt want to become a master. HELP! -Vampiress^,..,^

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How do you get the builders to move the leaves from the tomb faster? Mine's only 5% complete, and I've been playing it for over two hours. My two women are nursing, so they can't work. How long does it take for the women to finish nursing?

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I got my master builder to draw the plans and build the scaffolding for the statue but no one will do anything else...I've literally put everyone i have on the spot that says "good place to anchor" but they just walk away..how do I get them to actually build the darn thing?

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someone who is addicted to playing virtual villagers February 16, 2010 11:04 PM

Thank you so much, so very helpful!

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How do I level up my chief?

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I'm level 3 on everything, I've got all the puzzle except #16, I've looked in the spoilers and did what it said and it's not working, I've had everyone in my tribe (48ppl) talk to these ghosts and still it says i haven't passed the milestone. it's driving me nuts. Do I need to have all the collectibles in order to finish this? Help please...

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I just restarted and my tribal cheif, the only one who fit the robe. Is three years old! I havent really tried anything lke directing work but will she be able to direct work and stuff as a child? or will i have to wait until shes grown?

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Yes he will direct work and do his duites

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Hi, I have a question on the fantastic walk through... I'm quoting from your the recommended order of techs to buy? "Yes, Level 1 Faction is cheaper, but it doesn't provide all that much benefit, plus your scientists will accrue more tech points faster if they can successfully experiment with potions."

Do potions help increase your tech point production?

Thanks a bunch. This guide is fantastic and makes the game that much more fun!

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Hey
I got the lift machine fixed, easy no problem, and it fills up and goes up when it rains but if i put a person, (I tried, the farmers, children, the tribal cheif, scientists, everyone) on the lift while its raining they wont stay put, they run away and then the lift goes up and they cant get on it.
Is this a bug or did i miss something in the puzzle? I have level 2 restoration.

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Hi, I have a question
I noticed some of my children, when they get around 8 or 9 years old, one of my children began a aprenttice for building then a adept builder when he was grown. Some of the kids that hang around the research lab are like that as well, but can you assign them like farmer apprentice or will they choose on their own?

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Darin -

The absolute best way to quickly increase tech points is to ruthlessly collect the collectibles, each extra one earns tech points: common - 100, uncommon - 250, and rare - 1,500.

JI Guest -

The kids who become apprentices either (a) inherited some skill from their parent, or (b) learned it when the chief trains. This is random.

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Thank you so much, GrinnyP. That helps a whole, whole lot. Saving up pointage for the level 3 Leadership now!

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JI Guest -

As for the lift, you have to make sure that they are on it before it begins to go up. Once it starts rising, you won't be able to put anyone on it.

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Hey...

I have a problem i need a master builder to do the statue but i only have adobted builder... and i have try the posion and fix the huts after they are build... but i cant get a master builder

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Camille March 1, 2010 3:03 AM

JIGuest:

As for the child, they can do everything a chief does (contemplate tribe, direct work, etc...not sure about the educating chilren though, but I would assume that they can), and they can also do everything a child does (get collectibles and mushrooms). Having a child chief it really really awesome for a number of reasons:
- If your first chief is a child you have one extra adult to work on skills, which at that point in the game is a lot
- You chief will not have much skill (it's really annoying when someone who has mastered a skill is the chosen one and all of that time is wasted)
- Your chief will be chief for a long time
- It is a child not wasted - apart from getting collectibles and directing work all the chief and children they do is eat your food and run around. This is a combo of the two, and is much more efficent for your tribe.

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Camille -

The one thing a child chief cannot do is educate the children. That won't work until they are 18. However, you are right, they will live a long time, and are the easiest way to get the chief for 50 years trophy.

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Gryphon78 March 1, 2010 11:06 PM

I followed the guide to try and get the "light and springy" potion, but after mixing rose, cactus, lotus (in that order), the potion explodes and has no effect. Could it have anything to do with the fact that I am playing the i-phone version of the game?

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Gryphon78 -

Potions sometimes explode, especially if you don't have the highest level of alchemy technology. Did you use a master scientist to mix the potion? They tend to explode less if you use a master. Try again with a master scientist, and if that doesn't work you might need to wait until you can purchase the next level of alchemy technology.

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meicward March 3, 2010 7:44 PM

I'm trying to get my builders to push the statue in position. Its half way up the path but they keep stopping and saying there is not enough room to help. Please help! thanks!

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Meicward -

Have you tried dropping people on the area just at the bottom of the path? In some of the early versions of the game there is a bug whereby the statue gets stuck halfway up the path. Contact the vendor where you purchased the game and see if they have a later version that you can download.

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pls help!!!!

i dont have children that's why i can't pick any collectibles and mushroom. my villagers are going indoor but haven't produce a baby afterwards. what's the problem.pls help.

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Can I cheat in some why? becaouse i can not get my builderes to be master builders and i have try the drink and to repair the alredy build houses...

i really need help please....

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Andrei -

What age are the villagers you are trying with? Women usually can't have kids after age 50, so try with someone younger than that, and keep trying. Don't let them walk to the hut, just keep dropping them together until they produce a baby.

Jojo -

If all of your building projects are done, the only way to train builders is to drop them on the existing huts and have them repair. It does take a long time, but it does work.

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the_cereal_queen March 5, 2010 8:10 PM

I have three trees, but I am always out of food. I have also harvested the bee hive, but the trees never reproduce fruit (it does, but at such a slow pace that it doesn't help with feeding my villager.) neither does the bee hive. Is there any way to get more food?

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I am having trouble with the potion

light and springy - rose, lotus, cactus

It just blows up. I don't know if I am doing something wrong.

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I need to build the statue so that I can get the last key (the pearl key one) for the door but I dont have a Master Builder to draw up the plans. I've already finished building all three huts and clearing the rubble and the leaves and I was wondering if the only way to increase my villagers' building skill is to keep on fixing the huts? Or is there another way?
Thanks! :)

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Lily -

If all the other building projects are gone, then all you can do is have them keep fixing the huts. The exercise potion also helps add building experience as well.

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mikepapa March 7, 2010 5:15 AM

Sollution for those who can't train any more in building!!!

Make a potion using Tiger Lilly, Cactus, and Black Orchid. It will make villager exercise. He get about 50% chance to improve in construction after short while.

Works for my untrained, and adept builders as well.

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Dunno if this has been answered, but the last puzzle-
i put ALL my not nursing adults on the disc, and the puzzle was solved.

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collectable March 9, 2010 3:44 AM

hi, please help me.
I have finished all the puzzles but i want to finish my collectables. i can put the chief at the top of the path and they "point out a rare collectable" or something like that... but how do i act on this? i move the map the way the chief points but i cant see a new collectable!!
thanks.

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Collectable -

Ignore the direction the chief points, it doesn't always lead you to a collectible. Once the chief points, start scanning the entire settlement quickly, the best way is to use the number keypad.

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brokenwhiterose March 10, 2010 1:40 PM

i have all tree's and they are all emty. i am really low on food, and i already used the chief, what do i do now? im on medium game, on the ipod..

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Anonymous March 13, 2010 10:27 AM

My villagers dont write the plans for the statue,what do i do??

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Brokenwhiterose -

Until you have the tech points to get the plant you need to repel the sharks and open up fishing, make sure you look for mushrooms with the children, this can help a lot, especially if you find the red mushrooms.

Anonymous -

Have you bought restoration level 3? Are you using a master builder? Has the hot tub already been completed? Are you dropping a master builder on the drawing board?

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I fixed the primitive lift,i know how to use it,but the people dont go on the cliff....what do i do??

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My villagers have already repaired the bath fully,but when I put a master builder at the chalkboard to write plans for the statue, he doesnt write the plans. What do I do?

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Clauds -

People on the lift don't go on the cliff. What happens is this: when you have a villager on the lift and the rain causes it to rise, a seed will drop down onto the ground below. Then you need to drop a villager onto the seed. The villager will either (a) plant the seed (if you don't have all of the trees in the orchard yet) or (b) take the seed to the food bin as food.

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Claudia -

Do you have level 3 restoration, level 3 leadership, and a chief?

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My villagers fully repaired the bath. Whenever I put a master builder on the chalk board,he won't write the plans for the statue. What do I do?

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Claudia -

Do you have level 3 restoration, level 3 leadership, and a chief? They won't do the statue until you have all of those.

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I am trying to get one of my villagers to be a master in all all five areas. He is except for parenting. He has pretty much gotten all women of age pregnant more then once, but it's like the bar is stuck and won't go any farther to let him become a master. What can I do?

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Anelson -

There is one way to do it, it can be a bit tedious. Find a woman who is over 60 and not likely to get pregnant. Keep dropping your guy on her over and over (don't let them go to the hut), eventually you will get him to master. You need to not be at your maximum population when you do this, as it won't let you if you are at the max. It can take over 100 drops, but it will eventually work.

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all my villagers are girls, so i cant have anymore babies! is there a way to fix this? or do i have to start over?

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Okay thank :)

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Casi -

There are a couple of random island events which could bring a male to your village: you could get a barrel of babies, or someone from the second settlement could show up on a raft. Otherwise, you are probably going to have to start over.

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where do i find the multi colored stick?

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I'm having the same problem with the lift that I saw mentioned up above: I try to put a villager on the lift, and most of the time they step off it before it goes up. But sometimes even when the villager is clearly on the lift, it goes up without them. I'm playing on the iPod Touch, if that makes a difference.

Is there something I'm missing?

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I need help!! I already have two Trainee builders, and one trainee farmer in my village and I need a scientist! I have tried dropping all my villagers near the research table, but every time it says that they are confused!

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I have a male tribal chief and I'm trying to make him father children but he only keeps on embracing the women. So does that mean the tribal chief cannot father children or do I just keep trying?

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My villagers are having a problem with food. I read that more seeds should be showing up where I found the original one but I never, ever see another seed. Is there a prereq to getting more seeds I haven't seen or is something wrong??

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