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Old 02-21-2012, 08:15 PM   #1
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GREEN THUMB help thread

In case you’re like me and the only achievement you have left to do at the end of the game is Green Thumb, I’ve started this thread to put all of the information in one place and to allow for discussion / help requests.

I lost track of what I needed because I bought a lot of reagants and collected a lot from trunks and fallen enemies. Those don't count. You have to harvest them from a plant for them to count toward the achievement.
Note however that multiple people have reported getting the achievement when taking Essence of Fate off of fallen enemies, so looting off of enemies might count. We know it counts for Essence of Fate. Just be careful if you choose to count pick ups off of enemies for other reagents, because that is not confirmed.
I didn't start keeping track of what I picked up until the end of the game. I noticed I was low on essence of fate, prismere dust, leechwood bark, sativa, and seaflax. So I started with those. (Turns out though that Tindertwig was the last one I needed. Apparently I only picked up one through the course of the game.)

I simply copied the list below into a word editor and typed 12345678910 in front of each one until I collected 10 again.

Here I'll make it easy for you. Copy this list into word or excel:

Bloodroot
Seaflax
Scarlet Flowstone
Scarwood Bark
Sky Blossom
Essence of Fate
Tindertwig
Black Cohosh
White Flake
Eel Petal
Scarab Salts
Star Thistle
Softscrabble Powder
Sativa Fibers
Cripplespore Caps
Edelweiss
Ysa's Breath
Embereyes
Leechwood Bark
Prismere Dust

First of all, take note that if you want a plant to respawn simply go to one of your houses and sleep for at least two days or wait two in game days.



Let's start with h4mm32's Achievement Guide. It has some pretty good descriptions.

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Green Thumb: Harvest 10 of each type of reagent.

You need to harvest (not just find/loot) ten each of the twenty reagents in the game. Putting points into Alchemy will increase the chance of harvesting. All harvest points will respawn after some time. Names and locations are as follows:

Bloodroot - Seawatch, located to the left of Caeled Coast on the map, player house, must rebuild first.
Seaflax - Seawatch.
Scarlet Flowstone - Seawatch by alchemical lab.
Scarwood Bark - Seawatch.
Sky Blossom - Seawatch.
Essence of Fate - Go to Araid Camp and make your way back towards High Fulgen, on the way you will see a small cave on the left, fate is inside.
Tindertwig - Seawatch.
Black Cohosh - Allestar Tower, start of the game, also found basically everywhere.
White Flake - Shardfall, top left of Cradle of Summer, inside cave.
Eel Petal - Allestar Tower, at least 2 on the way to first town in the game.
Scarab Salts - Shardfall.
Star Thistle - Seawatch.
Softscrabble Powder - The Court of Winter, final warp point in the game, just warp and turn around.
Sativa Fibers - Seawatch.
Cripplespore Caps - Stonecandle Mines, first mine at start of game, also found in most caves.
Edelweiss - House of Valor, 2 inside warp point, big white bush, also all over the desert.
Ysa's Breath - Seawatch.
Embereyes - Seawatch.
Leechwood Bark - Seawatch.
Prismere Dust - The Court of Winter.

What I did
Another quick note before we begin: A lot of people have been saying they needed White Flake and Scarab Salts. I personally needed Tindertwig. So you may want to search for those first.
Prismere Dust

I started on Prismere Dust by quick traveling to The Court of Winter and traveling backwards toward Alabastra/Amaura. I had ten before I made it out of the House of Vengeance

Essence of Fate

I next had trouble with the Essence of Fate. Here are some more locations (and a better description of the one in the guide) that will help you get to ten faster.
High Fulgan (Alabastra), Go to Primordia South of Camp Moondown. Go south. As you go around the bend, on the right side, there will be a little area to go into (but you do not leave Alabastra). Alternatively Start at Ariad and go north.

Caelled Coast (Klurikon) - Go to Damalroc in the south. From Damalroc, go south. Go over the bridge and take a left into the little boot looking area.

Ettinmere (Dalentarth) - Go to Ballads Oratory. Go south across the bridge. Go west and then go swimming to the little cove on your left.

Hollowlands (Detyre) - Go to Cloudrest. Travel East from the Hollowlands toward Menetrye. Make sure your detect is high and look for the hidden door on your right.
Seawatch

To finish off I went to the garden in Seawatch. You have to fully rebuild Seawatch first by making the three staff return to the castle. I don't recall the starting quest line but I'll post it if someone posts its name in here.

I would harvest all of the reagents in Seawatch and then run to the beds in another part of the castle, sleep for two days and start over. Sometimes I had to exit the front door and walk back in to make the reagents physically appear. If I did not I could still harvest the reagents, but they looked as if they were already harvested.

The following Reagents are in Seawatch:
Bloodroot
Seaflax
Scarlet Flowstone
Scarwood Bark
Sky Blossom
Tindertwig
Eel Petal
Star Thistle
Sativa Fibers
Ysa's Breath
Embereyes
Leechwood Bark
If you want additional help with Sativa Fibers and Seaflax here is a thread on those: http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...d.php?t=357526

White flake

If you still haven't gotten the achievement by now, head to Shardfall to pick up White Flake.


Edit: I need to acknowledge Diamondz. I didn't notice when I started this thread that another thread of discussion had been started quite a few days ago. I hope this thread helps and that I didn't step on anyone's toes. The thread had dropped off to page two or three and for some reason didn't pop up in search. Most of the info in h4mm32's achievement guide came from a post by Diamondz in this thread: http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...d.php?t=356583

Quoting his post which he updated with pictures of locations:

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Well I just got the achievement and made a list of places to find everything. Reagents are on a 2 day respawn.

Bloodroot - Seawatch, located to the left of Caeled Coast on the map, player house, must rebuild first.
Seaflax - Seawatch.
Scarlet Flowstone - Seawatch by alchemical lab.
Scarwood Bark - Seawatch.
Sky Blossom - Seawatch.
Essence of Fate - Goto Araid Camp and make your way back towards High Fulgen, on the way you will see a small cave on the left, fate is inside.
Tindertwig - Seawatch.
Black Cohosh - Allestar Tower, start of the game, also found basically everywhere.
White Flake - Shardfall, top left of Cradle of Summer, inside cave.
Eel Petal - Allestar Tower, at least 2 on the way to first town in the game.
Scarab Salts - Shardfall.
Star Thistle - Seawatch.
Softscrabble Powder - The Court of Winter, final warp point in the game, just warp and turn around.
Sativa Fibers - Seawatch.
Cripplespore Caps - Stonecandle Mines, first mine at start of game, also found in most caves.
Edelweiss - House of Valor, 2 inside warp point, big white bush, also all over the desert.
Ysa's Breath - Seawatch.
Embereyes - Seawatch.
Leechwood Bark - Seawatch.
Prismere Dust - The Court of Winter.

Seawatch - http://imageshack.us/f/856/photo1je.jpg/
The Court of Winter - http://imageshack.us/f/442/photo2fw.jpg/
Shardfall - http://imageshack.us/f/534/photo3xgu.jpg/
Allestar Tower - http://imageshack.us/f/23/photo4esq.jpg/
Stonecandle Mines - http://imageshack.us/f/843/photo5ln.jpg/
House of Valor - http://imageshack.us/f/718/photo3gqm.jpg/
Essence of Fate (Ballads Oratory) - http://imageshack.us/f/41/photo1rki.jpg/
Essence of Fate (Ariad Camp) - http://imageshack.us/f/100/photo2lp.jpg/
Good Luck and let us know if you have any questions.

If you get it good for you.

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Old 02-21-2012, 08:25 PM   #2
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That's nice but I doubt looting reagents counts.
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That's nice but I doubt looting reagents counts.
It doesn't. I clarified the original post so maybe it's more obvious now. The places listed are where they grow. You have to actually harvest them from a plant.

When you loot them it messes up your count, so you have to make a list to keep track of what you've harvested.

Edit: Multiple people have reported it may count for Essence of Fate so who knows if it counts for the others. I got the achievement harvesting from plants so I know that works.
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So I just got the achievement, but I only have ever harvested an Essence of Fate once. I have the Dowsing Rod since I preordered from Amazon, so I had always been collecting reagents when they appeared on my map. The achievement unlocked when I got my tenth Prismere Powder.

Guess I just got lucky?
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:49 AM   #5
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I've heard other people say that about the Essence of Fate as well, so maybe it doesn't count for the achievement.

At least you know where to get it for the Master Experience Boosters.
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Green Tumb Achievement

Okay seriously i really think this achievement is glitched i have over 500 ingredients harvested all of them are over 20 but the only glitch i have is with the Edelweisee i get 9 of them and everytime i get to 10 it resets to 0 but if i use 1 it goes back to 9 anyone having the same glitch? because idk what to do right now
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Okay seriously i really think this achievement is glitched i have over 500 ingredients harvested all of them are over 20 but the only glitch i have is with the Edelweisee i get 9 of them and everytime i get to 10 it resets to 0 but if i use 1 it goes back to 9 anyone having the same glitch? because idk what to do right now
Most likely you just cant see the 1 because of the picture of the Edelweiss...

Remember the achievement is to Harvest 10 of each type of reagent, not to have 10 of each. I would try harvesting a few of the more rarer reagents and seeing if the achievement popped then (essence of fate and prismere dust for example)
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lol i seriously dont know what to do like i did everything so idk man...
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Write a list of all the reagents, and keep a tally of when you successfully harvest one.

That way when you get 10 of each, you will know for sure if you were previously missing a reagent, or if the achievement is glitched.
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Write a list of all the reagents, and keep a tally of when you successfully harvest one.

That way when you get 10 of each, you will know for sure if you were previously missing a reagent, or if the achievement is glitched.
What he said. Unfortunately, sometimes the old school pen and paper method is the best way to keep track of stuff.
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Okay seriously i really think this achievement is glitched i have over 500 ingredients harvested all of them are over 20 but the only glitch i have is with the Edelweisee i get 9 of them and everytime i get to 10 it resets to 0 but if i use 1 it goes back to 9 anyone having the same glitch? because idk what to do right now
Ive collected well over 10 on all plants I even sold them all and did it again but still no achieve, lets get this right you go up to the plant and pick it nothing more? You don't need to eat it do you? this is the last achieve I need and its really p...ing me off.
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Ive collected well over 10 on all plants I even sold them all and did it again but still no achieve, lets get this right you go up to the plant and pick it nothing more? You don't need to eat it do you? this is the last achieve I need and its really p...ing me off.
Try going to Shardfall and getting Scarab Salts and White Flakes. I put in 67 hours and cleared almost every dungeon and quest, yet somehow I didn't have ANY white flakes harvested. Also, I never sold all the ones I had in my inventory when I began my collecting, so I don't think that has anything to do with it. I just used a pen and paper checklist.
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Try going to Shardfall and getting Scarab Salts and White Flakes. I put in 67 hours and cleared almost every dungeon and quest, yet somehow I didn't have ANY white flakes harvested. Also, I never sold all the ones I had in my inventory when I began my collecting, so I don't think that has anything to do with it. I just used a pen and paper checklist.

Got it thanks to this post. Thanksss

It was those damn Scarab Salts
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Got it thanks to this post. Thanksss

It was those damn Scarab Salts
No problem, congrats on one of the more annoying achievements of the year!

I also wanna say, maybe the White Flake/Scarab Salts tip should be moved up a bit? As I said, I traversed probably 90% of areas in this game and I didn't find any. If ppl started with those (after prismere dust and essence of fate), maybe they would get it to pop quicker.
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I have a question since i have over 20 harvested of each one of them maybe you have to do the main quest to get the achievement? I mean im still at the beginning of the main quest but im really far away into the side quest and stuff i just dont wanna do the main quest yet im just wondering maybe that could be the problem because i really did everything i could for this achievement and i seriously think it is glitched.
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Are you sure you harvested them or did you buy some or pick them up off of enemies or chests?

How did you get prismere if you didn't finish the main quest? I mean you could have probably backed out at the house of vengance, but that doesn't make sense.
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Achievement popped when I looted Essence of Fate from an orange baddy. Seems appropriate, considering I seldom used Reckoning through my playthrough.
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Got it on my 10th harvested Prismere Dust. 3 spawn in Cynric Quarry in Apotyre, Detyre.
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Achievement popped when I looted Essence of Fate from an orange baddy. Seems appropriate, considering I seldom used Reckoning through my playthrough.
I'm interested in how that worked. I wonder if looting off of enemies counts. Maybe it just works for Essence of Fate.
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I can confirm you don't have to harvest essence of fate. I have around 60 of them, and have only harvested 2.
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i have 10 of all the reagents and nothing popped, can someone help me? should i drop everything and start from scratch with the reagents? D:
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did u harvest each of those 10 times itself? that doesnt include looting them
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Not sure if this is one way of getting this achievement or not, but it may help out someone who cannot seem to get it. I thought for sure I had harvested enough, and i went hours harvesting. i finally gave up and did this. i went to fateweaver, reset my stats, made sure Alchemy was priority this time got it filled to the max. i created a new save just for this, i added all my regents to Junk, and destroyed all junk. started fresh with absolutely no regents. Followed some guides to see the best places to find some, and sure enough I got the achievement like this. =D
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that would be the sure fire 100% way to make sure u have harvested all 10x. really just going back and looking at what people need i did this achievement in 15mins after beating the game on easy and doing mop up work.
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I only just started playing and I was curious about something. Having read this thread I'm still confused hehe. =)

If I save my game at a harvest point and then fail to harvest an ingredient - is there any point in reloading the game to try again? Or will I just keep failing ad infinitum?

Basically - is there any random element to the skill or is it all down to how many points you invest in Alchemy?
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Got this in Shardfall post game during the Scolora Arcana questline. Turns out Whiteflake only grows in abundance in the out of the way Shardfall which is why so many non mages are missing whiteflake.
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Got this in Shardfall post game during the Scolora Arcana questline. Turns out Whiteflake only grows in abundance in the out of the way Shardfall which is why so many non mages are missing whiteflake.
I recently played through as a mage and still missed this at first. White Flake was the reagent I needed, despite being sure it was Seaflax.
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Every time in this game that I've panicked and thought that an achievement had glitched out in the game, the cause has proven to be my own idiocy, rather than game problems. After determinedly harvesting more than 20 essences of fates, I decided to work through the list alphabetically. Probably took 4 hours. Turns out I had never harvested a scarab salts before.

Misery.
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