How to Balance the Candy Crush Owl in Dreamworld
Merry almost Christmas. I know some people start opening gifts the night before, so pretend that I have wrapped a bunch of treats and placed them under your tree to be opened throughout the day. They are all Candy Crush tricks that will help you get through the various level*. I thought we could all use a bit of mindlessness. So the first box you open contains advice on how to balance Odus, the Candy Crush owl in Dreamworld.
Oh Odus, I love you. You are so cute. I like hanging out with a bird while I play. It is much nicer than hanging out with that incredibly tall man or the squat girl with the long arms. They stare at me and make me uncomfortable. Actually, the girl doesn’t look at me insomuch as she looks through me.
It took me until about board 30 before I realized that the Dreamworld board is pretty much EXACTLY the same as the regular Candy Crush board with the added task of balancing two colours. So they’re actually harder, even though in retrospect, they seemed easier at first. The two colours are — of course — imbalanced on the board. There always seems to be more of one than the other. And beyond that, sometimes you have a great move fall into place, such as a speckled doughnut next to a striped candy, but you can’t use it because if you do, it will clear off too much of one colour and not enough of another.
So how do you balance Odus the Owl?
I deal with him the same way I deal with a toddler on the verge of a tantrum: don’t look at him, don’t talk to him, don’t even breathe near him. Instead, I look at whatever the other colours are on the board that I DON’T have to balance (for instance, if Odus’s two colours are red and blue, I will make matches with yellow, green, and purple) and make matches with those.
It’s difficult to count just how many matches you need to get to Moon Struck, but suffice to say, it’s better to focus on making matches to get to Moon Struck and then allowing Moon Struck to work its magic. It usually ends up clearing large chunks of the board, and you don’t even really need to use a move within Moon Struck to do this. The sad part is that you’re not really using a strategy per se. You’re winning because you reach a point in the game where the board starts exploding and for a few brief seconds, balance flies out the window.
But still, I’m not one to look a gifted Sugar Crush in the mouth.
Another tip for the Dreamworld is that if you ever get a speckled doughnut, combine it with one of the non-balance colours on the board so it doesn’t accidentally mix with one of the balance colours.
Another present will be ready to be opened in the morning. I figured if you were stressed out with Christmas stuff, you could use the distraction. At the very least, know there is someone Jewish hanging around during the next 24 hours if you want to talk. All I’m doing is reading, lounging, and crushing candies.
* Uh, I guess this is sort of just like real life gift giving because maybe I’ve gotten you a completely sucky gift. Maybe you hate Candy Crush, and if that’s the case, I’m sorry because it’s not as if you can return these posts and get store credit. Feel free to skip or skim, though even if you don’t play the game, you’ll understand the last post.