Tree of Dates is unlocked through normal game play when a player reaches level 14.
Players can 'pay to play' Tree of Dates from level 12 onward, where they can choose to pay with crystals (which will need to be bought with real money) to unlock the Picture early, rather than waiting until they reach level 14 and unlock it for free through normal game play.
Tree of Dates was introduced during the Valentines Update. Tree of Dates is a special item picture, which means that a set number of special items are needed in addition to energy points for each play. The special items needed for Tree of Dates are Cupid Arrows. The number of Cupid Arrows needed for each play of Tree of Dates depends on the picture's scene progress level, starting at 5 Cupid Arrows per play at Trainee level and ending at 35 Cupid Arrows per play at Magister level. Cupid Arrows are given as rewards for every successful investigations of Venice and Throne Room. From the Diary:
"Christy's grandmother, Jacqueline, asked me to find her missing photograph. It was a picture of the place where she had the most wondrous date and it was very precious to her. Later, when I found the picture, I saw that it was a photograph of a beautiful place full of love and romance."
- Alarm Clock
- Bubble Blower
- Candy Floss
- Cuddly Toy
- Floral Wreath
- French Macaron
- Gift Bag
- Ribbon Tree
Morphs and Pieces modes have their own items that need to be found, separate from those listed above.
Resource Demands and Rewards for PlayingEdit
The amount of energy and Cupid Arrow Special Items required to play Tree of Dates 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, as will the pool of potential collection item rewards:
|Level||Resource Demands||Minimum Resource Rewards||Potential Game Item Rewards Pool|
|Energy Points||Special Items||Experience Points||Coins||Combining Elements||Collection Items|
|Novice||24||5 cupid arrows||90||100||Thread||Wooden Spoon; Cuddly Toy; Chocolate Heart; Pair of Scarves; Knitted Heart; Melissa Tea|
|Trainee||27||10 cupid arrows||100||120|| |
+St. Valentine Statue; Golden Pendant; Angel Valentine Card; Pair of Plates; Shell Heart; Motherwort Tea
|Detective||30||15 cupid arrows||110||130|| |
+Thimble; Heart; Postcard
+Dove Valentine Card; Swan Valentine Card; Butterfly Valentine Card; Pair of Glasses; Bead Heart; Hawthorn Tea
|Pro||33||20 cupid arrows||120||140|| |
+Squirrel Valentine Card; Suit; Box of Chocolate; Pair of Pendants; Candy Heart; Ginger Tea
|High Explorer||36||25 cupid arrows||130||150||Same as Pro|| |
+Poetry Collection; Picnic Basket; Bouquet; Pair of Rings; Heart Lock; St. John's Worth Tea
|Academician||39||30 cupid arrows||140||160||Same as Pro|| |
+Bunny Rabbit; Young Frog; Fox; Prince; Princess
|Magister||42||35 cupid arrows||150||170||Same as Pro|| |
+Orchid (1); Gloriosa; Aquilegia; Middlemist's Red; Black Tulip
|Professor||45||40 cupid arrows||160||180||Same as Pro||Same as Magister|
|Grand Magister||48||45 cupid arrows||170||190||Same as Pro Level||Same as Magister|
Currently (as of the Valentines Update), there is a glitch in Tree of Dates that affects some, but not all, devices playing the game. Depending on the resolution of the screen of the device, the image may be cut off at the bottom. This leads to the Bubble Blowers to spawn below the banner that tells you which items to look for. When this is the case, you cannot reach the Bubble Blowers in order to 'find' (tap) them. Compasses and Explorer's Eyes do point out the Bubble Blowers in this position but do not help you tap them. When this problem occurs, the only way to get the Bubble Blowers is using dynamite.