The caramel (candies) theory

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The caramel (candies) theory

Postby enhket » Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:31 pm

I call it theory because i have not found any accurate information about it! Okay, so i have gone through a lot of tests to know how things work. I have been checking out the candies, and days ago i didnt edit anything so i would have 0 candies left. There are 2 weird things, the first one is, i thought you need get actived your candies after every points update in order to loot them the next day (or once the ranking is updated), but it didnt happen that way, once i had no candies left (and i did drive like 2 days -having edited nothing- to make sure) i edited to get a few candies and my surprise is i got the candies without waiting for the map-edit update (when the system updates the points). I mean, it looks like you can get the candies ready, as soon as you get to do 500 map edits and you dont need wait for the ranking to update.

The second one is about the place where you pick up your candies. i have tried to get the candies in different places, and it didnt work. I do always get the candies at the same places where i get them everyday. i have heard you have to absolutly stop your car in order to get the candy in the next corner, but didnt work either. So i thought you need get a certain speed and the segment (to the next corner) need meet a certain lenght, but didnt work either. I guess that the segment where you get the candy need meet a time requirement, i mean, you get the candies in segments which are a few months or years old?

any extra info from someone? :shock:
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Re: The apple (candies) theory

Postby dmcconachie » Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:36 pm

1) Correct. The candies are awarded virtually real time.

2) I've never found a firm pattern. My first one is often at the same place just after I start the app but after that they vary greatly although I get more consistent results if I've plotted a route. A candy will usually pop up at a junction shortly after I've passed another and my odds of reaching that next one are 100% unless I do a u-turn mid-segment or stop.
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Re: The apple (candies) theory

Postby enhket » Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:38 pm

oh yes, i have found out that if you are driving in some place and you are getting no candy, but you do turn in the next corner, you will get the candy (even though you will not slow down enough to consider your car at 0 speed). Well, that gets to happen a few times, i do that when i am not getting the candy.
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Re: The apple (candies) theory

Postby davidwlam » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:56 pm

Are you guys taking about the map editing candies or which candies?
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Re: The apple (candies) theory

Postby enhket » Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:02 pm

davidwlam wrote:Are you guys taking about the map editing candies or which candies?


yes, the map editing candies (750).
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Re: The apple (candies) theory

Postby subnurbs » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:00 am

enhket wrote:
davidwlam wrote:Are you guys taking about the map editing candies or which candies?


yes, the map editing candies (750).


I see only one 200 points map editing candy, how many map edits for the 750 candy?
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Re: The caramel (candies) theory

Postby enhket » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:26 am

whenever you get to do 500 map-edits in WME, you get an 750 points candy.
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Re: The caramel (candies) theory

Postby jimi00 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:56 am

Does somebody know how many time the candies last ?
If i've done a lot of Map Edit yesterday, but i didn't drove today, how many time bonus are kept "in memory" to be picked up ?

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Re: The caramel (candies) theory

Postby MagicOfLA » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:49 am

jimi00 wrote:Does somebody know how many time the candies last ?
If i've done a lot of Map Edit yesterday, but i didn't drove today, how many time bonus are kept "in memory" to be picked up ?

Thx


I don't think there's any time-out there...
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Re: The caramel (candies) theory

Postby Spil » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:34 pm

MagicOfLA wrote:
jimi00 wrote:Does somebody know how many time the candies last ?
If i've done a lot of Map Edit yesterday, but i didn't drove today, how many time bonus are kept "in memory" to be picked up ?

I don't think there's any time-out there...

There is no "time-out" on them, as far as I know. They'll last until you pick them up while driving, even if it's weeks later. I did a lot more editing and less driving this week than I normally do ... I've got a backlog of probably 12K-15K edits' worth of candies to pick up (and that's after picking up 8 this morning and afternoon). I'll only be able to grab 2-4 more of them this evening ... and then I'll be back on the editor again, to pile up even more candies on top of them before I start picking them up again -- it's a vicious cycle! :lol:
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