Anonymous April 22, 2010 11:14 AM

does teaching in the nursery earn you tech points?

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Anonymous April 22, 2010 1:33 PM

MASSIVE TECH POINTS!!! After decorating the tree, wait for a humming bird. after it lands on a flower drop as many kids as you can on the flower. the kids will take the flowers to the lab and rack up tech points.

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Uhm..So I made the clothing hut and have 3 bolts made. I dropped an adult who's an adept in building and a master in science. All it says is something about not having enough tech points. I have about 3,000 at the moment. How much do I need? Or rather, what do I need to do to change their clothes?

Sorry to be a bother. I'm just really stuck. Help would definitely be appreciated. ^.^"

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goonerclaire April 22, 2010 2:49 PM

what do i do to cook the fruit from the tree??

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JIGuest -

Teaching in the nursery does not get you extra tech points, but it does train up the children, especially if you have a scholar teaching. Keep folks teaching in the nursery and when the kids hit 14 they are already at the first level of a skill.

Karma -

You need to have 5,000 tech points to change someone's clothing. However, if you are early in the game, you shouldn't waste the tech points on changing clothes.

goonerclaire -

Did you notice the square pit in front of the fruit trees? You have to solve that puzzle to cook fruit from the trees. I'd try dropping builders on it, to start.

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i have a very basic question.
i can't find the dry grass to the fire, where is it?
i feel realy ...i've played the other games and it was easy to find.
help please.
thanks

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Hey. Thanks for answering my question before. But now I have a new one. So I was doing the platter quest. And the water's hot. It's fresh. And I have EVERYTHING. I put in all the herbs, I got a mushroom, I put in food from the bin TWICE, I got a fish, and I got the fruit from the tree. Also, the berries.It keeps saying that the stew is unfinished. Why?

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What is there to do now? I've built the last house.. I only have to get points for two items. The tree and food.. I have lots of villagers just walking around doing NOTHING.
Is there anything else to do? Like in 3? There was always something to do, I never got bored.

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emg, try looking by the berry bush. I think that is where it is.. I am not looking at the game atm. When I get on the game and if I am wrong, I will post exactly where it is.

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I am in need of some serious help. I have tried two times and both times I have run out of food. Once the blackberries are gone I do not have any other source of food. Can someone please help me?

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Samantha April 23, 2010 5:36 PM

So I have been playing for a couple of days and "mating" my males with my females and all I have gotten was boys... Now my last girl died and I dont know what to do cause I dont wnat to restart this far in the game.... HELP...?

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EMG: the dry grass is to the right of the pile of firewood, beside the big flat triangle-shaped stone.

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Anonymous April 24, 2010 1:01 AM

I don't believe this lololol! I dropped a male on a female and there was another female too close....

all 3 went indoors together!hahahaha

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Anonymous April 24, 2010 1:14 AM

There truly is a bit of glitchy weirdness. I haven't been able to get babies so I'm repeatedly putting couples together. I put together a person who likes running and a person who doesn't like running. He outran her to the shack and left before she got there. so then I put them both on the porch where they embraced and said they were going inside, but neither ever left the porch, they both stood there a bit 'waiting for someone' then they left.

after the trio glitch I'm amused. I wonder what they are waiting for. lol

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Anonymous April 24, 2010 1:56 AM

There truly is a bit of glitchy weirdness. I haven't been able to get babies so I'm repeatedly putting couples together. I put together a person who likes running and a person who doesn't like running. He outran her to the shack and left before she got there. so then I put them both on the porch where they embraced and said they were going inside, but neither ever left the porch, they both stood there a bit 'waiting for someone' then they left.

after the trio glitch I'm amused. I wonder what they are waiting for. lol

I'm playing as I type and HOLY COW I just got a BARREL OF BABIES!

a whole bunch of kids just came down the waterfall in a barrel?!?! I haven't seen comments about that but it's a life saver, and my adult women don't have to stop working!

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Does anyone have a suggestion on the order to purchase technologies? I just started playing and I'm about to have enough points to go shopping. It seems like level 2 construction can come in handy, but I'm down to fewer than 500 berries, so it's always nice to eat.

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How do I add the blackberries when they keep harvesting it and not adding it to the stew?

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Karma -

Sometimes one of your little people gets distracted on the way to the pot. I've always found it safer to double up, get two people collecting berries, getting fruit, getting fish, etc.

Journe -

Are they gathering food or researching? Also, you need builders working to keep the stream clear, as that blockage keeps piling up. You can work on finishing the collections, or trying to make all the different stews, or earn the trophies as well.

Kamden -

You need to solve the fire pit puzzle. The fire pit is in front of the fruit trees down at the bottom of the screen. Solve this puzzle and you have an alternative food source when the berries run out. I think you need level 2 construction to solve it.

Samantha -

Unless you get a random event that brings a female to the island you will eventually have to start over.

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JIGuest -

The barrel of babies is a random event that you see in all the Virtual Villagers games. It is rare, but it happens.

SH -

For me level 2 construction is the way to go. It allows you to solve the fire pit puzzle for more food, and also allows you to start repairing the fishing piers. Then level 2 science, which gives you the clothing hut base. Once the clothing hut is built you can learn to make cloth and finish repairing the piers for fish.

JLLS -

Is your stew boiling and the herbs added before you send someone to the berry bush? It only works if the stew is already in progress.

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Anonymous April 24, 2010 3:13 PM

i cant figure out how to get the stones hot or the pot of water to boil

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Thank you Thank you

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why wont the plant under the blackberries recover? i made a year go by and it wont recover.

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JIGuest -

First, you need to have a fire burning. Then, drop an adult on the pile of rocks just to the left of the bridge that leads to the lab (when an adult hovers over these rocks they see "blackened" rocks). They should take a rock to the fire. Wait until the rock turns red, then drop an adult on the rock. However, you must have water in the pot before you try to bring the red hot rock to the lab.

Sam -

Is the stream running all the way down by the plant?

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yes it is. i made sure it was before i posted o:

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Sam -

Even playing at "fast" speed, it took several hours (or years) for the plant to recover for me.

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but its been like that for maybe 2 hours earth time, not game time

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Miki Chan April 24, 2010 7:35 PM

Okay so I need help.
I finished clearing the stream and working on milestone 5.
But when I get some villagers to keep the stream clear the stream obstruction percentage keeps on getting back to 0%.
What am I doing wrong?
I really need help.

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2 things,,,1)if your pot goes cold Just add another hot rock 2) when making cloth once you have pulp on ground use three people 4 times to get 9 cloths, your hut only holds 6 bolts of cloth.

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Miki Chan -
its supposed to stay at 0 ;D

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Message to Karma, you need at least 5000 tech points to change clothes. But i wouldnt bother changing clothes till u have alot of tech points as changing clothes isnt needed for any puzzel.. jus the clothes hut to be created and the cloth made. Once u can accumulated tech points fast, then go wild n change ya tribes clothes for a bit of fun.

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I can't slove the final puzzle!!!
I drop the child to the full bloom flower repeatedly......but he did not pick the flower.
help....

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Headzred April 25, 2010 5:52 AM

I can't find any fish scales. I know about the tide, etc., but I can't figure out the rest. ACK!

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at puzzle with the hole in the three I have both the nursery and the adept parent
but when I put the adult on the hole it says that a one with purified body cand purify the three

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Headzred April 25, 2010 1:37 PM

Wouldn't you just know it? As soon as I posted my question about the fish scales, one finally showed. Never mind...

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how do i add food to the stew every time i drop some one on the food bin all they do is eat

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I have mastered almost everything, but can't find the last piece of the mausoleum, so I get no ghosts. Is it hidden somewhere? I have dropped children all over the cliff, etc. I have hundreds of dead villagers from weeks of play, but no visitations. Very frustrated. Please help.

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What is the 4 puzzle and how do you solve it?
P.S How do you farm... I'm almost out of berries and food!

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Danielle April 25, 2010 9:19 PM

how do i put rocks in the fire?

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afton, you have to have the stew in progress before adding food to it. Make sure that the water is boiling and at least one herb is already in the pot.

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edd, when you're ready to solve the final puzzle, you need the moth-eaten braids in the crates in the lab. Drop an adult on them (not sure if the adult has to have a specialty) to start.

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I need to make the tree healthier but in order to do so I need hummingbirds. Help. I have done puzzles 1-8, 10-13. All I need is to heal the tree and get level 3 of construction but I am unaware as to how to heal the tree more. I have level 2 everything.

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JIGuest -

To get the stones hot, you need to have a fire going. Drop an adult on the pile of stones that is just to the left of the bridge that goes to the lab. The adult will take a stone to the fire. Wait until the stone turns red, then drop an adult on it and they will take it to the lab, but only if there is water in the pot.

Sam -

I think it was 6 or 8 hours until the plant recovered for me, I wasn't timing it, but it took a long while.

edd -

After the hummingbird leaves, pick up a child and hover him/her over the flower until they "see" the flower, then drop them. It can take a couple of tries until you hit the right spot.

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Bogdan -

Complete instructions for fixing the hole in the tree are in the walkthrough above for puzzle 15. Once you get the message about the need for a purified body, then you need to put the soap in the pool and drop your adult in their to wash them.

Afton -

The stew needs to be in progress before you can add the food, that means the water needs to be boiling and the herbs need to have been added.

Vikki -

Some of those mausoleum pieces are small and very hard to spot. There's no way to predict when one will come out, but your best bet is to look when fog rolls in. When the fog rolls in collectibles show up in greater numbers.

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Michael -

The fourth puzzle is making soap. Use salt water and the soapy herb to accomplish this. As for alternative food sources, you need to solve the fire pit puzzle. The fire pit is located just above the fruit trees at the bottom of the screen. Once you solve this puzzle you can have your farmers gather fruit from the trees.

Kamden -

You need to solve puzzle 14 (honoring the tree) and puzzle 15 (the hole in the tree). Puzzle 14 requires 20 villagers, and puzzle 15 requires level 3 dendrology.

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Just finished all the puzzles and about 80% of triumphs... tree is nice and well. :)
When the game ends? Is there any end, or you can play forever (no matter the number of villagers)?

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Help I have soap, Adept paren6t and 3 den. but when I put the soap into pond and put adult into it they wont come out clean of body and when i put them back in hole it still say need clean of body. What am I doing wrong?

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ok i need help. i have tried the grand feast like 5 times but everytime i drop an adult on the stew, it says that an unfinished stew is cooking. im adding the herbs, fruit, food, fish, berries, and mushroom in freshwater. what am i doing wrong

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Miamae, villager have to have pure body AND soul - so first meditate (keep the children out, they are distructing), then take your villager for soup and purify his in pool, then put him onto the hole in the tree.

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I have tried the Soapy+Sweet+Sweet ... which it supposed to give the villagers Soapy Hiccups but it doesn't. It say it's too salty. Am I doing something incorrectly?

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Davor -

You can play forever if you'd like. There's probably still lots of trophies to win.

Miamae -

Put them in the hole first, get the clean of body message, then drop them on the soap and drop them in the suds.

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I've completed the mausolium, and it's been a while but still no ghosts. How long until they show and how often ?

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Help once again. What is the necessary skills that a person needs to do the nursery? I have put masters there and they say not enough skills. Does it have to be more then one skill?

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Anonymous April 27, 2010 9:45 AM

When the hummingbird pollinates a flower, a child can bring it to the lab for $$$

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Stephanie April 27, 2010 11:52 AM

I have tried numerous times to get my villagers to start the grand feast, and everytime I get everything in there it still says "The unfinished stew is cooking". and when I place a villager there it says "Refusing". I NEED HELP!!

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I just realized if you take your peep and land it on a child they tell a story and gain parent points! =8)

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J9 -

Have any of your villagers died yet? You won't get ghosts until someone is actually buried in the mausoleum. After that, they come out randomly.

Kamden -

They need to have three skills, at least at adept level, to teach in the nursery.

Stephanie -

It sounds like an ingredient got lost on the way to the pot. The safest way to be sure is to start the stew, set the adults on collecting the various food items, then use another set of adults to gather the items again. If it is still unfinished, try dropping someone on the food bin at the end.

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Thank you for the help. I have now completed the game.

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I'm just wondering, when are the hummingbirds coming in?
If I drop a child on a flower now, the child states that the flower is not in full bloom yet. I guess the hummingbirds have something to do with that.
Are the hummingbirds only coming when you have dendrology 3? Which, by the way, I still don't have...

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Just want to know how to make a 4th more housing after the ones in the game or done. You need more to increase the population.

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Waya -

You don't need dendrology level 3 for the hummingbirds to arrive, but the tree needs to have at least 4 levels of health. Look in the technology screen and you can see how many levels of health the tree has. Restoring the stream, rescuing the frogs, restoring the butterflies, and cutting off the diseased limb should get it to that point.

Glo -

You can't build any more huts after the 3 in the game. However, if you want more population, complete the collections. Each completed collection allows you to have 5 more in the maximum population.

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Is the debris on the stream obstruction suppose to build up even when you have plugged the rock in the hole?

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When making cloth, if you use two villagers you will get double the product.

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Am I supposed to do anything with the "low well"? Does it ever get full? Should I take the time to keep emptying the pot of water to make it full?

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every time i pick my hot stone from the fire to take to the pit, they drop it, can anyone help me with this, I have constru. 2, food 2, and learnig 2, what am i missing??

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Hello, thank you for your great tutorial! It has helped me a lot! I've had a problem. I had 5 sick villagers out of about 15 once and I was like wow I should get the hospital, so I did, and built it, but now if someone is sick they just lie there, and I cant get ANYONE to heal them!! I have 20 odd adults in there, but no one is healing the poor kid whos been sick for ages! They just study medicine but leave the kid alone! It was easier when they went to the beach and they would just heal them! Or is it just me who doesnt get the hospital thing? Please help! I searched this whole page and no one else had a problem so I guess I'm missing something really obvious! (i've tried dropping the people directly on the person, still they just study around him and kind of tuck in sheets)
Thankyou!

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Hi, me again! I forgot something, I was also wondering, can you get women over 60 to mate? I know its weird but I was running out of females, and I tried a bazillion times, and I know my population wasn't maximized. My last 3 lot of kids were all guys, I only have 2 females between 18 and 60 at the moment and about 10 guys, so to have enough kids to make a big group I need the seniors to start popping out babies :( Am I out of luck? I think so, but just wanna check. Ta (: x

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oh darn ,i still had water in my pot, i got it, my bad.

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not even that far in the game Laura, let me know when you fine the answer.

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Rebekah -

It sounds like you are using salt water in the stew. Salt water is for non-food items only, like soap and cloth. Only use fresh water (the bowls at the top of the cliff) to make stews.

Lucky -

Yes, the debris will continue to pile up. Just remember to put a builder over on the stream once in a while to keep it from building up so much it re-dams the stream.

mobetta4u -

Is there water in the pot? They won't take the rock to the pot unless there is water in there first.

Laura -

If the sick person is sitting in the hospital, take them out and drop them somewhere on neutral ground. Then take one of your healers and drop them on the sick villager. If the villager is sitting in the hospital and you drop a healer on them there, they think you are dropping them there to study.

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thankyou, grinnyp! It worked, when they didn't think you were trying to make them mate :P I should have thought of that! Oh and for anyone else with my over 60 fertility problem-you just tick their Parent skill and they will do it on free will, not always with the best hair colour match or whatever but it still works! I now have like 6 pregnant people! :) all good thankyouu

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i know this is a daft question, ive played all the games up till now, started tree of life 2 days ago and i cant see how to build more huts anywhere, i just have the 1 hut and the love shack, how do i do it?
theres no button or anything.

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I'm up to 105 people and even my elderly 75 year old woman has a newborn - I thought it was amazing that she had a baby when she was in her 60s, but when I came back to the game now and expected her to be dead, she had a baby in her arms! But...still no last two fish scales and I'm bored. Has anyone gotten all the fish scales?

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Dear Grinnyp, thank you for answering my hummingbirds question. I did restore the stream, did the frog and butterflies thing and also got rid of the diseased limb. But I don't have stage 4 in health. Could it be because I didn't do the honoring the tree part yet? That's because I don't have 20 people at this point. Could that be it?

I also have another question. I'm also having problems collecting the fish scales. It says in the walkthrough that they only show up when it's tide? But in what way can I see that there is a tide? I now just keep looking randomly but noticing in time that it's tide again would really help I think.

Thank you for all your help.
Kind regards,

Waya

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hi, i've played and completed all of these games, but now have come to a problem. The mausoleum pieces do not seem to be showing anymore. I have collected 7 so far, but when i started building more huts they seemed to have stop showing. Is this a glitch because of where i built the huts or is there something else? thanx.

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Laura -

The hut foundations will show up when you buy a higher level of construction. Level 2 will get you the second hut, level 3 will get you the third.

Nuala -

I've completed the fish scales collection once. It is, to me, the hardest one to complete.

Waya -

Yes, sorry, you also need to honor the tree, and that requires 20 villagers. That should make the tree healthy enough that the hummingbirds will start to show up.

Check the tidal pool every now and again and you will see that there are two different levels to the water. At high tide, you can see the larger rocks and a few things, at low tide the water level is much lower and you can see a lot more rocks and creatures in the water. Search for the fish scales when the tide is low. I think the cycle is 2 hours.

Shell80 -

You may have built the huts where the pieces show up, but it may just be that all you have left are the small pieces. The small pieces are really small and hard to spot, and the more huts and villagers you have on the ground the harder they are to see.

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kneeknee April 28, 2010 7:54 PM

Besides fixing the peers and fixing the leis what else do you use the cloth bolts for? How do you get 100 villagers? I have 90 now but it says theres no room for more villagers. How do i fix that? Thanks:)

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Little_princess April 28, 2010 8:37 PM

hola, gracias por esta magnifica pagina, me gustaria que me digan que necesito para sacar mas casas, ya tengo 95 pobladores y no yengo espacio para más, he agotado todas las tecnologias, ¿de donde saco mas casas?

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kneeknee-

you use the cloth to change the villagers clothes with 5,000 tech points. and you get more villagers by completing all of the collections. 5 for each finished.

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Laura, I just had a 79 yr old have a baby, then died about a minute after she finished nursing.
For some reason, I'm not able to read all of the comments posted, so this might not be a big surprise, but I've discovered that spoiler:
After you've healed the tree, the hummingbird still comes, and the flowers that he pollinates are worth 250 tech points. And, you can use it over and over again until you get the message that the flower is not ready. I have gotten ten trips out of one flower!

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Hey Guys,

Been having issues with Puzzle 2 I can't find the rock to plug the hole I've looked and looked and all I get is Maybe this culd cover something but when I put a villager on it, it says The rocks aren't hot yet? Please if someone could maybe show me a screen shot of where it is please.

Thanks :)

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Kneeknee -

You can also get a trophy for making, I think, 50 bolts of cloth. As for getting a larger population, you need to work on the collectibles. Each collection you complete allows you an extra 5 maximum population. Complete all 4 collections and it adds an additional 5.

Little_Princess -

Usted tiene que completar las colecciones. Para cada colección que completa, usted podrá tener 5 personas más.

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Shira Goldstein April 29, 2010 10:53 AM

I just had a 64 year old woman in my tribe become pregnant. I thought that they couldn't have children past a certain age in the other games. Has this changed?

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How do you get master parents when you run out of room? I need them to make scholars but my village is full right now.

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Az -

It sounds like you are looking in the wrong place. The rock you need to plug the hole is at the base of the cliffs, where the waterfall used to fall before you cleared the debris. Here's a screenshot.

Shira Goldstein -

Yes and no. Some folks have women who can have babies all the way into their 70s. In my game, there were a few who could do that while the rest stopped at about age 50.

shawna -

You can set someone to parenting and let them loose. It won't create any more babies because you are at maximum population, but as they keep trying they will gain experience. Also, drop an adult set to parenting on a child, he/she will tell all the children a story and this will also increase his/her parenting skill.

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colonelmeerkat April 29, 2010 2:05 PM

Karma: You need 5,000 tech points to change a villager's clothes.

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ty grin, just you taking time to answer is very nice, ty.

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i dont even know how to make the water hot for stew!

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Anonymous April 30, 2010 7:01 AM

Hi, I'm having real trouble with the 25 people in the pond trophy, I have tried it with and without bubbles and always make sure I have extra people in there, but I am using nursing mothers. Do I have to use mothers who aren't nursing perhaps? Has anyone else had this problem? All help appreciated.

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briss -

You need to heat a rock in the fire, then take the hot rock to the lab. First, drop an adult on the pile of stones that is just to the left of the bridge that goes to the lab. The adult will take a stone to the fire. While the stone is heating, have someone take water to the kettle, either using the fresh water bowls (top of the cliff) or the salt water bowls (bottom of the cliff). When the water is in the pot and the rock in the fire has turned red, drop an adult on the fire and they will take the red hot stone to the lab to boil the water.

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seanrixx April 30, 2010 1:21 PM

what with the soap they all get sparkly what does that mean?

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paganscorp8 April 30, 2010 2:08 PM

I feel dumb about this but I can't figure out how to empty the pot of water since I've made an unfinished stew. do I have to wait for it to disappear? Thanks in advance for the help.

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I am on Puzzle 15 and it seems like my guy is meditating forever. Does it take a long time?

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Hello, have two questions if someone could help?
First- The lei is started but the child will not pluck the flower (it is still in bloom) after the hummingbird has visited. Ideas?
Second- Trying to purify the tree. Took an adult and bathed in soapy pond. Took him then to meditate uninterrupted. Took him to tree, said not pure of body. Took him back to soapy pond, then to tree again, saying the same thing. HELP!?
Thanks!

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seanrixx -

It's part of solving puzzle 15.

Paganscorp8 -

Behind the pot is something that looks like a large drain. Drop an adult on the drain and they will empty the pot.

May0673 -

Yes, it can take a while for them to stop meditating.

Melanie -

Wait a couple of seconds after the hummingbird leaves before you start trying to drop the children.

As for the bath/meditation, the timing is tricky, and sometimes one wears off before the other is done.

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I know some of the VV players would like to see what the complete collections look like.
Well I somehow (sheer-luck!) managed to get all the collections complete so I'd like to share this with you all.
Here's a link to a picture of all the collections: http://www4.picturepush.com/photo/a/3357472/640/3357472.bmp

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bluedog66 May 1, 2010 5:15 AM

Can anyone tell me if there is something that can make your people go faster? Mine are sooo slow from start to finish :-(

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for puzzle 13 it needs sweet herb where i can get pls help me friends i am just confused in that stews :D

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Willow May 1, 2010 1:01 PM

My son has me hooked on playing the game. I have managed to solve the puzzles, alot by luck and chance! My son however is having trouble with teaching at the nursery. What are the requirements for an adult to teach? Please help as he is getting very frustrated and i have tried to help and figure it out, but no luck!

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hi.
How do get water in the pot????

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Sylrwells May 2, 2010 1:43 AM

I have completed all of the collections and challenges except for the feast. I have the maxiumum number of people which is 115. I can catch the crabs, harvest the fish, berries and fruit...but can't start the feast.

Does anyone know if the big majestic fish does anything?

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