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You may notice that some of your Hatchlings friends have extra images on their profiles. What's the deal with that?
These images are all versions of Present Patches from previous Hatchlings events. Present Patches are images on your profile that you can customize with decorations. Many Patches also feature Presents that you can buy either for yourself or your Hatchlings friends.
Here are brief explanations of past Patches we've done, just to give you an idea of what to expect:
Easter Present Patch
Typically accompanying the opening of Easter Island, Easter Present Patches feature easter-themed decorations like eggs, flowers, and bunnies. Easter Basket presents have also been a feature of past Easter Present Patches. Easter-themed decorations can typically be found while hunting in Easter Island, or bought with the seasonal currency Gumdrops.
A special Christmas-themed Patch, you can expect to see the Christmas Corner on your profile in December when the North Pole is typically open. In addition to decorations like wreaths, tree ornaments, and stockings, brightly-colored Christmas presents can be bought for yourself or for friends. Christmas decorations for your Christmas Corner can be bought with Coal.
During the summer when Sunny Side Cay is open, you may get the chance to decorate a fun beach-themed background with items like seashells, sand castle pieces, pirate-themed decor, and much more. While the Sandbox doesn't always feature presents, special Treasure Chests have been available to get and give in the past. Beach-themed decor for your Sandbox can be bought with Seastars.
Some events feature Patches that have no decorations, but which simply function as an area to receive presents or notes. At the end of an event featuring a Temporary Patch, after all users have had an opportunity to open their items, these Patches will disappear from profiles.
How to Use Your Patch
Adding a little holiday spirit to your Patch is easy! To start adding decorations that you've already purchased or earned, go to your Attic by clicking the box icon at the top right corner of your patch.
To send a decoration back your Patch, click it and click "Add 1 to [Patch Name]" To add more than one of the same decoration at once, select the number you want to add from the drop-down. The decoration(s) that you've just added will be momentarily highlighted in your Patch to make them easy to locate.
Have some decorations that aren't quite right for your Patch, but you can't bring yourself to trade them in? Store them in the Attic! To do this, click the decoration you want to store. In the pop-up window, click "Send to Attic." Voila! Clutter averted.
You can also purchase decorations from the Decoration Station by clicking the Get More Decorations button. Decorations that you purchase will be credited to your Attic.
How do I get currency to buy decorations?
Ways to get Patch currency can vary depending on the holiday or event. However, it can often be earned by completing challenges or event tasks, by trading in extra decorations, or in presents. Hatchlings also occasionally has special sales just for Patch currency, so keep an eye out!
Can I change my Patch background?
Yes! To view available background options, open the Attic in your Patch, and select "Backgrounds" on the left-hand side. Purchase a new background with shells, or click "Set Background" to switch to one you already own.
Presents are a great way to give surprise gifts to your friends in the game. When you send your friend a card or present, it will show up in the Present Patch on their profile, and they can see who it’s from.
What's in the presents? It's a surprise! Presents typically come in two different sizes: Small and Large. There is often a Card option as well, which allows you to send a personalized note to a friend's Patch. Additionally, special Jumbo-sized presents can sometimes be purchased in limited-time offers.
Where can I buy presents? When a Present Patch is open, presents can be purchased by going to your Vault and selecting Buy Presents. You can view presents you have sent and received by selecting the My Presents option.
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