Under the Gift tab (used to be Army tab), there is a tab labeled "Send Gifts". Sending gifts will allow you to give your friends Alchemy items. There used to be a limit of 6 categories to give, which give unique alchemy items. From the January 14, 2010 to about May 20, 2010, new gifts are added without removal of old gifts. From then up until June 22, 2010 a maximum of 18 were available with the oldest "Limited" gift removed when a new one arrives. On June 22, 2010, the maximum gift types available was increased to 19. By 25 May 2011 there are 33 gift types available.
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To Give a Gift
To give a gift, you must first select the gift, then select what kind of friend you are sending it to.
"Sort by: All Friends" contains a list of all your friends, not including the people in your army. You can use this to invite a friend into your army and give them an alchemy gift instead of a gift soldier.
"Castle Age Friends" contains a list of all your Facebook friends who play Castle Age (who allow application access), whether they are in your army yet or not. Members of your army who are no longer your Facebook friends will not show up here or under "All Friends", meaning you will be unable to exchange gifts with them.
Current gifting limits are 20 Gifts (facebook), and 50 Gifts (Web3).
This gift was available until the discontinued on April 2010 and was replaced with Limited Garlan Relic!.
This gift is now given in two sections at the beginning of the game. Multiple pieces for this alchemy recipe will be provided when defeating the first two bosses (Gildamesh and Colossus) in the game.
The Mystery Artifact was a gift that you could give since before this wiki was created (September 2009), and wasdiscontinued with the12/10/09 update. As of this same update, Dragonbane is no longer needed to summon dragons, so it is now just a normal weapon. With the 1/21/2010 update, a new version of Mystery Artifact (mace) was available for giving, which is now replaced with Sophia's Mystery Artifact.
The Mystery Limited Item was a gift that was introduced with the 12/22/09 update. The ingredients were used to summon the special hero, Angelica and summon the Battle of the Dark Legion. This item's name changed on January 6, 2010 to just "Mystery Item!" when the game removed the ability to summon/create Angelica, the Angel Knight.
Players can still continue to receive an Angelic Plate as a Mystery Item.
Mystery of the Deep
Mystery of the Deep
Will give one of the Sunken Trident pieces for the Trident of the Deep (Weapon: 6 attack, 3 defense). This was once used alongside Poseidon's Horn and the relevant coloured Serpent Egg to summon Sea Serpents. Since February 2010, you only need the egg.
The Mystery of the Deep was removed on January 6th, 2010 to make room for the Mystery Druid Item gift.
As of 01/06/2012 Gifting this is no longer available.
Power Stone Gift Promotion
The promotion started on December 1, 2010
Can collect a max 1 power stone per friend.
Can only collect the reward ONCE so be careful not to click the collect button if you still have Powerstone gifts pending.
10 Powerstones = Might Lv.1: +1 Attack and +1 Defense in Guild Monsters and Battles!
25 Powerstones = Might Lv.2:+2 Attack and +2 Defense in Guild Monsters and Battles!
50 Powerstones = Might Lv.3:+3 Attack and +3 Defense in Guild Monsters and Battles!
100 Powerstones = Might Lv.4:+4 Attack and +4 Defense in Guild Monsters and Battles!
Discontinued on December 9th, 2010.
NOT USED in the Goblin Emporium!
Description was changed some time in March or early April 2011 to read: Bonus Attack and Damage in Guild Monsters and Battles. Actual effect does not appear to have changed.
The Spartan Warrior was a gift that you could give between November 18-25th, 2009. It was a unit with 2 attack, and 1 defense. It is still possible to earn them as loot drops when fighting Sea Serpents, the Battle of the Dark Legion or the Deathrune Siege's Raid.
Sun Eagles, War Lions & Griffins
These were originally available as gifts. Griffins and War Lions became associated with the early demi quests. Sun Eagles became loot drops exclusive to dragons.
The gifts section on iPhone have different gifts available. As of June 6, 2011 there are still available discontinued gifts like Mystery armor!, Cid Saber Shard!, Crimson DaggerGift! while the newer ones are still not implemented like Mystery Tome. Gift sent on iPhone must be received on iPhone as well but once received they show up also on Facebook.
I have recently (today is 3-24-2011) noticed a bug in the gifting program which keeps random gifts from being sent, although they appear to have been. (This bug may be a recent as the latest update, or as old as the game, I suppose.) When sending multiple gifts of one type you may get the correct message "X gifts have been sent" yet check the Sent Gifts tab to find that one or more has NOT been sent. Since a group of Gifts are sorted alphabetically by name as they are sent and, if this happens, it is generally the last one or two in the list, it is usually easy to spot. In addition to the "last" glitch, names using more than one or two non-English characters also seem to drop. But only if sent with a group. I have not found that any gift sent to any single individual ever fails in this way. Or, possibly these gifts are actually sent, and just fail to register in the 'Sent Gifts' tab?
If you have a gift alert on your Army page you can't just seem to accept because there is no request listed on the Facebook page, you can fix the bug by doing the following:
Find the user's ID by clicking on the name. It should say something like:
Copy the numbers.
If the ID is in the 'name' format, just right-click on the profile picture and open it in a new tab. The same number ID will be present in between a dot and a &type=.
Open the following link in a new tab (by right-clicking) and replace FACEBOOKID with the number ID found in the previous step:
Hit [Go] / [Enter] / whatever it takes for you to go to that new link we just created in the second step. You should now see the proper notification that you have accepted the gift from the user, and the seemingly nonexistent gift alert will now be gone.
Another option to this, but the alternative is quicker and leads to the same end:
On your army page...you will have the person(s) not showing up in the Facebook acceptance area listed there. Right-click on Ignore beneath their picture and name and select (Copy Shortcut) for Internet Explorer or (Copy Link Location) for Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. Go to the address bar and Paste the link, which will look like this: