What it looks like
December 1st - December 31st 2014
Like in any good advent calendar, there are 24 Wheels of Fortune during the event. Each day you can open a new Wheel of Fortune. After clicking on a day, the corresponding Wheel of Fortune appears on the right side of the window. Each wheel contains six different rewards and one shard. Collect five shards to get all five advisors for one week for free.
You spin the wheel by pressing the button in the middle. You can click it again to stop it from spinning or let it spin until it stops by itself. A reward will pop up in the middle after a short animation. The first spin on the current day is always free, but you can spin more often by spending gold. Which reward you will get is totally random. You need to collect the reward before you can spin the same wheel again.
A wheel can be refilled with all its previous rewards by spending gold.
After the first spin of a wheel, a decoration on the Christmas tree will be unlocked. Unlocking decorations will grant you the award "Fortunate ruler".
How to open the Calendar
Click on the small event icon at the bottom right corner of the screen to open the calendar.
How to open a day
As soon as you move your mouse over the illustrated scene, pins will pop up all over the event window, each pin containing a number (1 to 24). If you click on a pin, the Wheel of Fortune for that day will open up on the right side, next to the tree. In order to open a day, it is required that the appropriate day has been reached.
The pin for the current day is highlighted in gold.
Pins of past days that still contain at least one reward are displayed in blue.
You don't need to accept the reward instantly. You can "store" it in the wheel until the event ends.
As soon as you make your first spin of the day, a new (and day-specific) decoration will be added to the scenery.
How to collect a reward
Initially, there is just one "spin" button in the middle of the wheel if you have a free spin.
Pressing this button will make a light spin over all available rewards (excluding the ones that had been already taken). The "Spin" button will change into a "Stop" button during the animation. Pressing this button will stop the rotation sooner.
As the animation stops, the button in the middle will fade away and the reward you have won moves to the middle.
You can click the reward to either store it in the inventory, use it directly for the selected town, or throw it away. You can also leave it there for the duration of the event and pick it up later.
If you have taken the reward, the "Spin" button will appear again, but this time as a "Premium spin" button. Taking the sixth reward will not display the animation. It will simply make the last (sixth) reward move to the middle instantly.
If you obtained all 6 rewards of one wheel, you can refill it by spending gold. You can also refill the wheel earlier (i.e. after you collected the most desired reward and you want to get it again). Keep in mind though, that the price of this function will increase with each use, although it will reset at midnight.
In the calendar screen, there is also the "shard display", showing the progress until you unlock the free advisors.
One reward of each day will also come along with a "shard". If you receive that reward, you will also receive the shard in the calendar screen, which will eventually unlock all five premium advisors for 7 days.
As soon as you have received the advisors, shards will not be displayed in any wheel any longer. Also, the advisors will move from grey to colored once unlocked.
Using the refill-function will not replenish already collected shards!
Costs of Additional Spins
The first spin of the current day is always free. Additional spins cost premium. If you missed the spin on a previous day, the first spin on that wheel will cost 50 gold as well.
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The Christmas event is only available for a limited time, between December 1st and December 31st, 2014. The remaining time is always visible, displayed as a countdown at the top left corner of the event window counting down days, hours, minutes and seconds. After the time is up, it won't be possible to open the window any more. Keep in mind that you have to collect all remaining rewards that you might have stored in some wheels before the time is up. There is no way to collect these rewards afterwards.
The event will also be available in our mobile app. Check it out because there you can spin the wheel with just your finger!