Forester's Base is unlocked when the player reaches level 7.
Forester's Base was introduced during the Wildlife Photography Season Update (April 2017). For the duration of the challenge, Candlestick special items are needed in addition to energy points to play Forester's Base. Candlesticks are given as rewards for every successful investigation for every picture, as well as for banishing anomalies, but not for playing puzzles.
From the Diary:
"I came across a beautiful photo today! It captured an incredibly cozy log cabin on the edge of the magic forest. Alfred claims that exotic animals inhabit that forest! Maybe I should rest in that little house and observe animals too?"
Forester's Base is one of the 29 pictures in the game that does not reward any combining elements, but does reward collection items that require a large number of combining elements to combine.
- Fir branch
- Light bulb
- Rubik's Cube
Morphs and Pieces modes have their own items that need to be found, separate from those listed above.
Rewards for PlayingEdit
Forester's Base is a Collection Item only Picture. This means its list of potential rewards for each play only contains regular Collection Items, mode dependent Collection Items (depending on what mode the Picture is currently in), and Quest Items (if a Quest is currently active for the Picture). The list of potential rewards for Forester's Base is made up of 14 Collections added by the Wildlife Photography Season Update, 5 of which will reward Candlesticks during the Wildlife Photography Season timed event.
- Log cabin supplies - 10 Candlesticks
- Wildlife photography - 15 Candlesticks
- Naturalist's equipment - 20 Candlesticks
- Rarest animals - 25 Candlesticks
- Signs of Bigfoot - 30 Candlesticks
When Forester's Base is first opened, it is at Novice level, and only the items from the Log cabin supplies collection will be on the list of potential rewards. As the level of the Picture is increased, more and more items will be unlocked as potential rewards.
The amount of energy required to play Forester's Base will increase as the level of the Picture is increased. The experience points and coins rewards for each win of the Picture will also increase to match the increase in resource demands.