chances of getting yule ball invitation: 100% vs 50% vs other %

kiheikidkiheikid Posts: 2,168 ✭✭✭✭✭
in Brilliant Events #1 latest comment 05 December, 2019, 06:39 pm.

are the chances of getting a yule ball invitation (as required in various tasks and bonus assignment) :





other %


i just returned a weasley clock (a gnome confoundable-guarded foundable) within first 10 minutes of start of brilliant event week 1, but there was no yule ball invitation

not sure if that means: (a) it is definitely not 100% for gnome encounters; OR (b) it might be 100% for gnome encounters but since that does not start as a requirement until task 3/4, the yule ball invitation does not appear yet in the reward animation for gnome encounters

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  • BormacskaBormacska Posts: 1,231 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #203 December, 2019, 07:53 pm.

    So I don't know about the GH or "gnomes", but my inn has so far 🤞🤞 given me three for three on yule ball invites... Will check back in after the next few and update.

  • BormacskaBormacska Posts: 1,231 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #303 December, 2019, 07:55 pm.

    I wonder if this is similar to follow the order of things given? I. E. Start with inns, then greenhouses, then gnomes but it will only drop in that order? Or I'm just reading too much into it all.

  • BormacskaBormacska Posts: 1,231 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #403 December, 2019, 08:11 pm.

    So my inn at least is 7 for 7 on yb invites.

  • ImaginatioImaginatio Posts: 653 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #503 December, 2019, 08:48 pm.

    I’ve found that the inns are generally generous at giving the invitations, but they seem to be harder to come across from greenhouses. I visited a few but only got two. Let’s see how this goes

  • MrSciGuyMrSciGuy Posts: 927 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2019 #603 December, 2019, 09:31 pm.

    So far for me inns were 5 for 5, and then some. On task part two, greenhouses so far are 3 for 5, but I’ve been reading from numerous people who are going like 1 for 17 in greenhouses. I don’t know if greenhouses are set up correctly as far as invitation drops go if that’s the case. No way it should be that hard.

    Update: I was fortunate enough to get my 5th invitation from my 10th greenhouse, so 50% for me. But I’m sure that number is much lower in reality.

    Unlike Longbottom, remember to mind your earmuffs while you’re in there!

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  • BormacskaBormacska Posts: 1,231 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #703 December, 2019, 09:36 pm.

    And we're back to pleading to the RNGesus of luck. 😳😁

  • ManateeMommaManateeMomma Posts: 57 ✭✭
    #803 December, 2019, 10:43 pm.

    I am at the task to get the invites from gnomes, and I got an invite with every gnome so far. Inns give out invites a lot. Greenhouses are difficult.

  • MrSciGuyMrSciGuy Posts: 927 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #904 December, 2019, 12:00 am.
  • LadyRedIIILadyRedIII Posts: 167 ✭✭✭
    edited December 2019 #1004 December, 2019, 12:12 am.

    I was on a 2:1 ratio from inns to invites and a 9:1 ratio from GH to invites. I visited 17 unique green houses today and only returned 3 invites out of maybe 28 GH hits. I’ll have to finish that step tomorrow now 🤞🏻

    Hopefully the gnomes are better on return. Some of those GH I hit multiple times and still no return on the invites. And one GH rewarded twice.

  • MrSciGuyMrSciGuy Posts: 927 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #1104 December, 2019, 01:17 am.

    Update from @HPWUFazes:

  • kiheikidkiheikid Posts: 2,168 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #1204 December, 2019, 02:49 am.


    my wife and i each went 5 for 5 at inns for getting Yule Ball Invitations (YBI);

    i went 5 for 11 (though i started off 1 for 6), and my wife went 5 for 13, at greenhouses for getting YBI;

    i went 7 for 10 with gnome confoundables for getting YBI ... so far, my wife has gone 4 for 5 with gnome confoundables for getting YBI

  • TotalDominationTotalDomination Posts: 14 ✭✭
    #1304 December, 2019, 03:06 am.

    I haven’t received any of the Yule ball invitations from greenhouses yet, and I’ve stopped by at least 5 of them. Hoping they’ll start showing up soon 🤞🏼

  • kiheikidkiheikid Posts: 2,168 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #1404 December, 2019, 05:32 am.

    my wife and i have only two greenhouses near home, so ... forewarned from forum posts here about difficulties getting YBI from greenhouses (thank you !!), we drove into town this afternoon and plotted a driving course that took us past 3 greenhouses on a street full of churches, temples, lodges and reading rooms, then past 2 more greenhouses at opposite ends of our big shopping mall parking lot, and then 3 more greenhouses on the local community college campus ... and then went back in the opposite direction along that same plotted course. 15 greenhouse visits (because we turned around right away without waiting 5 minutes at the end point) in less than 25 minutes total.

  • MajikumMajikum Posts: 37 ✭✭
    #1504 December, 2019, 01:38 pm.

    @kiheikid I love that you both play together!

  • Pixie0413Pixie0413 Posts: 1
    #1604 December, 2019, 11:47 pm.

    Mine has been about 95% for inns, starting with the first task. About 75% for greenhouses, but that didn't start until I started the second task. It's been about 75% with gnomes as well, but not until I started working on task 3. So if you aren't to a task yet, I wouldn't be concerned if you aren't getting them from something you aren't to yet.

  • kiheikidkiheikid Posts: 2,168 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #1705 December, 2019, 01:26 am.

    @Majikum - like most things when one is married, sure one can do something solo, but i believe it is more rewarding and valuable when one can share both the joy and the grief while doing it together

  • Mandy3boysMandy3boys Posts: 1
    #1805 December, 2019, 01:44 am.

    I really need more friends that play. Please add us

    5105 1703 8310

    0103 1150 4481

  • BormacskaBormacska Posts: 1,231 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #1905 December, 2019, 01:45 am.

    @kiheikid well said.

  • AdrabellaAdrabella Posts: 18 ✭✭
    #2005 December, 2019, 02:25 am.

    I'm getting the invitations all the time.

  • Lillyann2019Lillyann2019 Posts: 3
    #2105 December, 2019, 06:16 pm.

    Greenhouse are like 10%chance I've got many and only got 2 yule ball ****

  • kiheikidkiheikid Posts: 2,168 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #2205 December, 2019, 06:39 pm.

    btw, currently on task 4’s assignment to get 15 YBI from gnome confoundables ... the good news is that i am 10 for 10 so far, not counting the ones that disintegrate/depart.

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