Book of Unwritten Tales - making the potion

Posted by: Reenie

Book of Unwritten Tales - making the potion - 07/21/13 02:17 PM

Yes, the potion keeps exploding. wink After trying many times, I've learn to get the hang of everything until adding the last worms before the mint. This is where you are stirring 4x one direction, then two the other, then 3x back the other way again. No matter how carefully I try to do this part, it always explodes at the third stirring. I guess it is down to seconds there or very precise stirring? I checked the WT and it offers no clue as to what the picky part is at that one sequence. I'm so close to finishing the potion! Can anyone help?
Posted by: Rushes

Re: Book of Unwritten Tales - making the potion - 07/21/13 02:31 PM

Hi Reenie,

Here's what MaG says on an older thread:


The walkthrough states:

When the potion turns blue for the third time, immediately add the bone worms (top right pink).

So count off when the potion turns blue (the potions turns blue 3 times) as stated by the recipe.

When I did this myself on replay to write the wt (Carla did it for me for the first run through) I believe I added it as soon as I saw it turn blue for the third time.



And here are a couple of tips from traveller and Mad, again from an older thread:

Are you sure you're adding the right ingredient? It's awfully easy to pick up the wrong one when they practically leap onto your cursor. I blush to admit it but I kept putting in the wrong one (the bone worms on the top right, I think) until I finally noticed the name on them didn't match what Wilbur was saying.

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Provided you are using the correct ingredients, a tip I picked up (also from traveler) was to always start and finish stirring in the same place.

[I chose where the "12" spot is on a clock.]



Hope those help you a little! luck Let us know how you get on.
Posted by: Reenie

Re: Book of Unwritten Tales - making the potion - 07/21/13 02:37 PM

Thanks, Rushes. I'm getting the first two stirs right; it explodes at the last one. I'll try the bit about always starting my stirring in the same spot, and see if that works. It must be very picky! Too bad this isn't a game with one of those SKIP options, after you've tried it 10-15 times. LOL
Posted by: Rushes

Re: Book of Unwritten Tales - making the potion - 07/21/13 02:41 PM

The skip function is a wondrous thing indeed. grin If only more games would include it, with conditions as you suggested!

Keep us posted.
Posted by: Reenie

Re: Book of Unwritten Tales - making the potion - 07/21/13 07:26 PM

I tried it another dozen times or so, always failing at the same spot. Then I went looking for help on other forums. Got a hint that allowed me to succeed at the triple-stir sequence: "Do not lift the mouse finger between reversal of stirs; just reverse direction. Watch for a color change." It still took a few more tries to get the timing right, but that was the push I needed. This is an older game and there may few people playing it now, but if anyone else is , and is stuck at the same sequence, that should help.
Posted by: Rushes

Re: Book of Unwritten Tales - making the potion - 07/22/13 09:31 AM

That's really useful information, Reenie, thanks for coming back and letting us know what worked for you! thumbsup
Posted by: Reenie

Re: Book of Unwritten Tales - making the potion - 07/23/13 07:32 PM

Whoops! After days of great fun, lots of laughs, and deliciously tricky puzzle-solving, I have run headlong into an speed-based challenge similar to that arcade game where you dance around on a platform based on the direction four arrows are randomly pointing. Difference is, this dance has TWO arrows each time. I am impressed by kids who can master that game, but I just don't have the reflexes of a teenager anymore. frown
Posted by: Marian

Re: Book of Unwritten Tales - making the potion - 07/23/13 08:00 PM

Would you like a saved game? Is this the lightning dance? wave
Posted by: Rushes

Re: Book of Unwritten Tales - making the potion - 07/24/13 09:35 AM

yes That's what it sounds like. sick

Reenie, I'll send you a saved game, but if it's not the lightning dance and a different puzzle altogether, just let us know.
Posted by: Reenie

Re: Book of Unwritten Tales - making the potion - 07/24/13 11:49 AM

Oh, THANK YOU, Rushes! Yes, it is the Lightning Dance. Do you need my email or should I check my Messages? happydance
Posted by: Rushes

Re: Book of Unwritten Tales - making the potion - 07/24/13 11:50 AM

I sent it to the email addy on your profile over two hours ago, so it should already be with you. laugh Let us know if it hasn't arrived.
Posted by: Reenie

Re: Book of Unwritten Tales - making the potion - 07/24/13 12:14 PM

My bad. I changed my 'Boomers email address but did not notice the older one listed under "Public." I no longer use that one. blush Can you send it to the sassy email address?
Posted by: Rushes

Re: Book of Unwritten Tales - making the potion - 07/24/13 12:16 PM

The new one isn't showing on your profile, Reenie. PM it to me (or update your profile) and I'll re-send it straightaway. smile
Posted by: Reenie

Re: Book of Unwritten Tales - making the potion - 07/24/13 01:22 PM

OK. I did not realize that I'm the only one who could see my email in My Place. Guess you have to make it "Public."
Posted by: Rushes

Re: Book of Unwritten Tales - making the potion - 07/24/13 01:40 PM

You don't have to make it public if you prefer not to. smile Just send the email addy info in a PM to me and I'll send the save.

As your profile is at the moment, I'm unable to see the address. Mods and members can only see email addies listed under "Public". smile
Posted by: Reenie

Re: Book of Unwritten Tales - making the potion - 07/24/13 01:47 PM

Got it. I went ahead and made it "Public."
Posted by: Rushes

Re: Book of Unwritten Tales - making the potion - 07/24/13 02:31 PM

Sorry, Reenie, it still isn't showing as Public in your profile. frown Did you save after making the changes? PM-ing might be easier. smile
Posted by: MaG

Re: Book of Unwritten Tales - making the potion - 07/24/13 02:33 PM

Rushes,
It's up now. smile
Posted by: Rushes

Re: Book of Unwritten Tales - making the potion - 07/24/13 02:34 PM

Oh phew, thanks MaG!

The re-send is on the way.
Posted by: Reenie

Re: Book of Unwritten Tales - making the potion - 07/29/13 12:36 PM

I have just finished the game, Rushes, thanks to your save game. It was thoroughly enjoyable, witty, deep textured and had an interesting time-travel plot twist. Just wanted people to know (if they haven't played it) that is just a hoot of a game -- except for that "dancing" sequence.
Posted by: Rushes

Re: Book of Unwritten Tales - making the potion - 07/29/13 12:41 PM

So glad you enjoyed it, Reenie! This game has received lots of positive feedback. happydance