Thursday, May 28, 2015

Neighbours' Day Quests

A new time-restricted Quest has been released in Family Farm Seaside.

At the same time, there is a special purchase in a sale that requires access both to the Island itself and to the Garden there, which means that it is available only to fairly advanced Farmers. 

At present, you can purchase a Macaron Friendship Flower through your provider and place it on a Neighbour's Farm, provided you have unlocked your Greenhouse.    I think this sale has been released because it is so slow to advance in the Garden to the point where you can breed your own Friendship Flower.  The Friendship Flower that can be purchased must be placed first in your Greenhouse and then on a Neighbour's Farm.

The whole procedure is a little vexing as Neighbours do not always have an unlocked plot available for your Friendship Flower.  You first have to find an unlocked plot on a Neighbour's farm and then hope that the Neighbour is an active player.


At the same time, in the actual market, you can purchase, under the Decorations Category, a Duck Habitat which is involved in the Neighbours' Day Quest.  Evidently, this quest will run until 3 June.

The Duck Habitat, once placed, must be built with the following:

100 Duck Habitat Leaf (Leaves) (Request from Neighbours)
10 Duck Habitat Lotus Leaf  (Random item inside Cooking Stand Bag)
5 Duck Habitat Lotus Flowers  (Quest reward)

Neighbours Day I
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Felicia:  It's such a beautiful day today!  Since it's Neighbour's Day, I have an idea.  Let's take a break and ivite some neighbours for a picnic in the fores near the lake!  Can you help me to ifnish the owork on the farm?

Place a Duck Habitat on your farm
  Cost is 1200 Coins

Harvest 100 Carrots
  Skip for 50 RC

Prepare 15 Carrot Cupcakes
  Skip for 15 RC

Felicia:  The food is  great!  I really enjoy this lovely day!

Reward: 600 Coins, 15 XP, 1 Duck Habitat Lotus Leaf

Neighbours' Day II
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Felicia:  Did you hear that?  I think I heard something behind those bushes in the lake... Oh!  It's a cute little duck!  He looks lost and hungry!  But we have already finished all of our food!  Can you prepare some more?

Prepare 10 Butter Pies
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 50 Jars of Grape Jam
  Skip for 25 RC

Harvest 12 Maple Syrup
  Skip for 12 RC

Reward: 800 Coins, 16 XP, 1 Duck Habitat Lotus Leaf

Felicia:  You can see he was really hungry!  I wonder what happened with his mom!

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Felicia:  Grandma said we can take care of the little ducky, so cool!  But we need to clean up the place, plant some flowers and prepare the habitat for this little fella!  We can ask our neighbours for help, because it's a lot of work!

Harvest 100 Wheat
  Skip for 50 RC

Fertilise your Neighbours' farms 100 times
  Skip for 50 RC

Harvest 12 Cherries
   Skip for 12 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 16 XP, 1 Duck Habitat Lotus Leaf

Felicia:  They are always so helpful!  It's good to have such good neighbours!

Neighbours' Day IV
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Felicia:  With the help of our neighoburs, the pond is almost ready!  We should harvest some food for our new little friend.  What do you think he'd like to eat?

Harvest 100 Cucumbers
  Skip for 50 RC

Harvest 100 Corn
  Skip for 50 RC

Harvest 100 Oat
  Skip for 50 RC

Reward: 1200 Coins, 16 XP, 1 Duck Habitat Lotus Leaf

Friday, May 22, 2015

Time-Restricted Fantasy Family Land Quests and Soda Collection Mission

A new time-restricted Quest and Collection Mission has been released in Family Farm Seaside. As always, it is a two-pronged timed Quest, with a traditional Quest sequence that runs in tandem with a Collections Mission.

What is particularly exciting about this one is the release of the Iris as a Crop.  Over three years ago, when I first discovered Family Farm Seaside, the Iris was a temporary Crop in the Market.  It always has been my favourite flower and I was enchanted by it.  I was saddened by its departure from the Market and have begged the developers to bring it back.  Finally, it IS back but again, only for 14 days.  Even so, it will give farmers the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful bloom.

As has been the case recently, the traditional Quest sequence, consisting of 12 Parts, actually gives special Rewards after each set of four Parts.  After Fantasy Family Land IV, you will receive a Special Mission Gift Box.  After Fantasy Family Land VIII, you will receive a special Decoration for your original Seaside Farm.  After you complete the final Fantasy Family Land XII, you will receive a special Decoration for your Island Farm.

In short, you need access to the Island for the final four Parts of the Quest, unless you intend to spend a lot of RC to skip all Island Tasks.

Note that you will need a completed Hot Dog Machine on the Island to finish the Quest.  A Hot Dog Machine costs 12 RC and requires the following parts:

20 Black Wheels
  Request from Neighbours or buy for 1 RC each
15 Nails
  Craft or buy for 1 RC each
20 Lag Bolts
  Craft or buy for 1 RC each
6 Wrenches
  Craft or buy for 1 RC each


Collect Sodas
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70 Red Soda from Tomatoes
50 Green Sodas from Buffalo Milk
30 Orange  Sodas from Pineapple Jam
10 Blue Sodas from Juniper Berry

Reward:  Lime Tree

Note that the Lime Tree can be purchased in the Market for 9 RC

Fantasy Family Land Quest
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Fantasy Family Land I
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Darryl:  Have you heard about the Flower Festival in Family Land?  Every one was talking about the Flower Festival at school, but some how I didn't notice!  Maybe it was because I was working so hard on the farm.  Oh, I sitll have a lot of work to do...

Harvest 6 Apples
  Skip for 6 RC

Produce 40 Bottles of Milk
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 40 Cheddar Cheese
  Skip for 20 RC

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 150 XP

Fantasy Family Land II
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Darryl:  We've got more orders following the spring!  But guess what?  Felicia and Grandma said they'll take me to Family Land after I finish all the farm work!

Harvest 6 Cherries
  Skip for 6 RC

Prepare 20 Cornmeal
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 40 Sugar
  Skip for 20 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 160 XP

Darryl:  Shall we go now?  I can't wait!

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Darryl:  Wow!  Look at all these beautiful flowers!  I remember I planted a bunch of flowers on the farm with Daddy last year!  Oh, there's a Dutch Mill on our farm!  Our farm's like a small version of Family Land!

Harvest 40 Daisies
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 40 sacks of Wheat Flour
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 40 Irises
  Skip for 20 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 170 XP

Darryl:  I feel more relaxed with the fragrant smell of flowers.  Look there, I knew that Felicia would take a selfie in front of flowers!  Haha!

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Darryl:  Let's take a look at what rides they have here!  Wow!  I can't believe the line waiting for the roller coaster!  Then again, what about getting some snacks before going on the ride?  I'm waiting with anticipation!

Collect 6 Jars of Nectar
  Skip for 6 RC

Prepare 6 Cherry Flans
  Skip for 6 RC

Prepare 6 Carrot Pastries
  Skip for 6 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 170 XP

Darryl:  It'll take more than one hour!  We should take a look around and come back, and hope less people will be waiting!

Special Reward:  Special Mission Box containing 6 Super Fertiliser, 3 Super Watering Cans and 6 Power

Fantasy Family Land V
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Darryl:  Actually, do you know what my favourite part of the amusement park is?  It's the Safari!  I think I'll have some food before seeing the animals in the safari.  It's also time for them to eat lunch!  Haha!

Collect 20 Safari Hats from Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Prepare 12 Plates of Juniper Sausage
  Skip for 12 RC

  Each requires 1 Beef Salami and 1 Juniper Berry

Prepare 6 Plates of Sunrise Porridge
  Skip for 6 RC

  Each requires 1 Orange Crumble, and 1 Cornmeal, both prepared in the Kitchen

Reward: 1000 Coins, 180 XP

Darryl:  I'm now full of energy!  Let's hurry.  The safari jeep is arriving soon!

Fantasy Family Land VI
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Darryl:  We're here to see cute animals on grassland!  Angora rabbits, shepp, cows and deer are grazing contentedly nearby in the fields.  Now I miss our animals back on the farm.  Can you help me to feed them on our farm so they won't get hungry?

Place a Lime Tree on your Farm
  Reward from Collection Mission or Purchase in Market for 9 RC

Produce 50 bundles of Angora Hair
  Feed Angora Rabbit Carrots
  Skip for 25 RC

Produce 50 Bundles of Wool
  Feed Sheep Wheat
  Skip for 25 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 180 XP

Darryl:  They were so cute!  Especially when they were munching away!  It's time to see some scary animals!  Haha, Felicia is getting nervous now!

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Jungle time!  I feel chilly just looking at the crocodiles, tigers and the lions roaring around us!  Felicia is already hiding behind Grandma!  Wooah!  We need some cold drinks to cool down!

Prepare 12 Jars of Apple Milkshake
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 8 Glasses of Limeaid
  Skip for 8 RC

  N.B.  Each Limeaid requires 1 Lime and 2 Sugar

Prepare 8 Homemade Burger Sets
  Skip for 8 RC

  N.B.  Each Homemade Burger Set requires 1 Hamburger Steak and 1 Limeaid.  Each Hamburger Steak requires 2 Beef and 1 Fried Vegetables with Soy Sauce

Darryl:  Even though it was a bit scary, it was really cool!  When I mentioned I wanted to bring lions to our farm, Felicia was almost in tears!


Reward: 1000 Coins, 190 XP

Fantasy Family Land VIII
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Darryl:  Grandma seems really exhausted with all the walking.  Felicia also looks tired.  Phew... Maybe we can take a rest in the nearby ponds?  Are there fish inside?

Fish 8 times with the Squid Hook
  Skip for 8 RC

Collect 50 Goose Feathers
  Skip for 25 RC

Prepare 8 Bowls of Clam Soup
  Skip for 8 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 190 XP

Darryl:  Grandma and Felicia look relaxed now, but I need more exciting rides.  What will be the next one?

Special Reward: Safari Bus Decoration for Seaside Farm

Fantasy Family Land IX
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Darryl:  Agghhh!  There's still a long queue for the roller coaster.  Let's buy some food while we're waiting, so we won't be too bored!  What do they have around here?

Prepare 6 Sticks of Cotton Candy
  Skip for 6 RC

  N.B.  Each Cotton Candy requires 1 Sugar Cube and 1 Honey Syrup, both of which are made in the Kitchen.

Prepare 8 Plates of Churros
  Skip for 8 RC

  N.B.  Each Churros requires 1 Cinnamon and 1 Soft Dough

Prepare 8 Cups of Churros Soft Ice
  Skip for 8 RC

  N.B.  Each Churros Soft Ice requires 1 Churros and 1 Lime Soft Ice, both of which are made in the Kitchen.  Lime Soft Ice is made with 1 Lime and 1 Condensed Milk.

Darryl:  I flew like the wind on the roller coaster!  Look at this picture taken on the ride!  Is she laughing or crying?

Reward: 1000 Coins, 200 XP

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Darryl:  I feel sorry for Dad.  He's been busy taking care of the farm while we're out here enjoying ourselves so much.  What should we get for him?

Harvest 60 Cactus
  N.B.  This is an Island Crop and takes 1 Hour to mature.
  Skip for 30 RC
 

Transport 60 Daisies to Island Farm
  Skip for 30 RC
  N.B.  This will take a total of 60 Minutes or 1 Hour

Craft 6 Wooden Panels
  This is an Island Task
  Skip for 6 RC

  N.B.  Each Wooden Panel is crafted from Red Sandalwood from the Red Sanders Tree and takes about half an hour to complete.

Darryl:  Surprise!  As flowers are one of my Dad's favourite things, he would like to be given flowers from Family Land!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 200 XP

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Darryl:  It's getting dark outside, we don't have much time left for today.  Let's go on the Ferris Wheel and catch the night view.  We should also grab the opportunity to take lots of nice pictures before the ride's over.

Produce 12 Bags of Chestnut Flour
  This is an Island Task
  Skip for 12 RC

 Craft 6 Coral Rose Mirrors
  Skip for 6 RC

The 6 Coral Rose Mirrors must be transported to the Island once completed for use in making the Coral Dressing Tables.  You will need 2 Red Rose Bouquets, 1 Polished Coral Twig and 1 Glass for each of the Mirrors and each takes 13 minutes to complete.

Craft 6 Coral  Dressing Tables
  This is an Island Task
  Skip for 6 RC

Darryl:  The night breeze was really cool and the flowers and animals look so tiny from up high!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 210 XP

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Darryl:  We shouldn't miss the laser show at night before leaving.  Let's get laser sticks and see whose has the most bling!  Every one looks so happy now!

Collect 20 Laser Sticks from your Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 60 Daisy Essential Oil
  This is an Island Task
  Skip for 30 RC

Produce 60 Beef Hot Dogs
  This is an Island Task
  Skip for 30 RC

Darryl:  Amazing colourful lasers in the dark!  It was a really good end to the spring.  I hope we can come with all the family next time.

Reward: 1000 Coins, 210 XP

Special Reward: Viking Decoration for Island Farm

Strategies for Mission
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There are a number of Recipe requirements and many themselves have ingredients that are made in the Kitchen.  You will need some of the basics, including Soft Dough (used in more than one Dish that is required), Condensed Milk and Batter.

Near the end of the Quest, you will need to make 60 Beef Hot Dogs in the Hot Dog Machine on the Island.  Make certain that you have at least 60 Beef in your Barn and 60 Ketchup.  Place the Beef in the Salami Machine to make 60 Salami.  Transport 60 Ketchup and 60 Beef Salami to the Island in advance.


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Lime Tree:
  5 Medals, 2 Super Watering Cans

Safari Bus
  2 Medals, 10 Green Mystrons

Viking
  5 Medals, 30 Green Mystrons

Fantasy Family Land Collection:
  Includes Lime Tree, Safari Bus, Viking
  5 Medals, 88 Green Mystrons, 1 RC

Friday, May 15, 2015

New Recipe for Success Untimed Quest

A new untimed Quest sequence has appeared in Family Farm Seaside, entitled 'Recipe for Success'.  I do not know if it is available at ALL Levels, but it certainly is available from Level 40 onward, as my second farm, at a far lower level than my first, is at Level 41 now and the Quest sequence appears there as well.

Untimed Quests do not expire and therefore the Farmer can take his/her time in completing them.  This one is designed to force the player to fish and use the Beauty Shop.  If you look at the price in RC for skipping any of the tasks that involve fishing, seafood items or Beauty Shop crafting, you will see that it is far higher than usual.   The price for skipping the harvest of the Roses is lower than usual.   Skipping a harvest usually is half the price of the total of the harvest.  In this case, it ordinarily would cost 50 RC to skip the harvest of 100 Roses but here you see it is only 10 RC.  It is where the fishing, seafood and Beauty Shop are concerned that the price is really a deterrent.   To skip the task of preparing only 2 bowls of Bowled Fish with Pickled Cabbage, you would have to pay 12 RC.

You therefore should complete all tasks.  If you lack the ingredients for a dish or craft item, it is better to pay 1 RC to buy it than to skip the task, especially where the item is a 'bonus' item that one cannot obtain always from the seafood item.  Pearls and Sea Snail Shells are bonus items.

In terms of the fishing tasks, most require only that you actually FISH with a specific Hook.  Remember that you always can use the Boost to obtain the precise item needed but it uses your fishing tries faster.  Many players will have the items needed in their Barns.  if not, however, use the Boost to obtain the item that you need to process in the Seafood House rather than using RC to skip the task.  It is too expensive in this Quest sequence to skip tasks such as these.

I do not like fishing much in Seaside and unfortunately have not performed my daily fishing tasks...  I was thrilled when the Coin Mystery Shop began to offer seafood items.  Perhaps I am not alone in this as this quest sequence appears to be designed specifically to bring players back to the pier!

Recipe for Success Quest
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Recipe for Success I
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Grandma:  I think it is time for you to learn more about the beauty shop!  Ol' MacDonald's sister will visit us soon and she can teach you everything about it!  She specialises in beauty products!

Have a Beauty Shop on your Farm

Harvest 100 Blue Roses
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 100 Red Roses
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 780 Coins, 111 XP

Grandma:  We harvested so many flowers!  I wonder which flower she will use for her famous beauty products!

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Grandma:  Our farm products are so popular in town that our customers have to pre-order them!  Almost every one loves our beauty and seafood products.  Let's make some facial masks!

Process 4 Gulfweed in Seafood House
  Skip for 8 RC

Craft 6 Clay facial Masks in Beauty Shop
  Skip for 6 RC

Craft 6 Rose Facial Masks in Beauty Shop
  Skip for 6 RC

Rewrds: 780 Coins, 111 XP

Grandma:  With the combination of our secret techniques and our fresh ingredients, the products turned out to be amazing!

Recipe for Success III
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Grandma:  While we are completing all the tasks for today, I will tell you the story of how our farm became famous!  But please help me finish the tasks for today.

Process 6 Coral in Seafood House
  Skip for 6 RC

Produce 70 Goose Feathers
  Skip for 35 RC

Craft 3 Goose Feather Earrings in Beauty Shop
  Skip for 3 RC

Reward: 1014 Coins, 145 XP

Grandma:  I bet these earrings are going to be a new trend this summer!  Ok, back to our story!

Recipe for Success IV
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Grandma:  When I was young and didn't have any experience in farming, our farm business wasn't successful and we didn't know how to attract new customers.  The only dishes I knew were peach dishes.

Harvest 70 Sugar Beets
  Skip for 35 RC

Prepare 10 Bowls of Peche au Caramel
  Skip for 20 RC

Prepare 5 Peach Cobblers
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 780 Coins,, 111 XP

Grandma:  Wow, that's impressive!  Your peach dishes look uch better than the ones I made when I was young!

Recipe for Success V
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Grandma:  One year our farm had no crops.  And that was the time when I decided to seek help and advice from experienced farmers.  So I went to a Farm Conference to learn about beauty products and seafood!

Prepare 2 plates of Crab Meat Yi Mein
  Skip for 6 RC

Prepare 2 plates of Wakame Salad
  Skip for 6 RC

Prepare 2 Plates of Seafood Salad
  Skip for 6 RC

Reward: 1014 Coins, 145 XP

Grandma:  We're lucky to always have fresh ingredients straight from the sea!

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Grandma:  I met Ol' MacDonald's sister there and saw her presentation on the 'Usage of a Beauty Shop for successful farming'.  I thought that idea was amazing!  So after the presentation I asked her for advice on producing beauty products!

Craft 10 Red Cord Necklaces in Beauty Shop
  Skip for 35 RC

Craft 2 Pearl Necklaces in Beauty Shop
  Skip for 6 RC

Craft 2 Banana Facial Masks in Beauty Shop
  Skip for 5 RC

Reward: 1014 Coins, 145 XP

Grandma:  We've learned how to create beautiful accessories and cosmetics with farm items and items that can be collected from the sea.

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Grandma:  We have not only improved in making beauty products, but we also came up with a new strategy for our seafood dishes!  Let's prepare some to see how it tastes!

Prepare 2 bowls of Pickled Cabbage
  Skip for 12 RC

Produce 2 Smoked Mackerel in the Smoke House
  Skip for 6 RC

Prepare 2 bowls of Spicy Fish
  Skip for 6 RC

Reward: 1014 Coins, 145 XP

Grandma:  Perfect!  Those dishes didn't take much time and they are really delicious!

Recipe for Success VIII
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Grandma:  With the seafood business growing bigger and bigger, we tried more new products and styles!  That was a big success because our farm became famous all over the world for fresh and unique seafood dishes and quality beauty products.

Prepare 2 bowls of Boiled Fish with Pickled Cabbage
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 2 portions of Sticky Rice
  Skip for 12 RC

Reward: 730 Coins, 111 XP

Grandma:  Yummy, these dishes are our family's specialty!

Recipe for Success IX
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Grandma:  Since that moment, we always tried new things and were not scared of change!  I think this is the secret of success!  It is not enough to be a good farmer, it is important to be creative in discovering new possibilities and have good taste!

Prepare 2 bowls of Sweet Mango
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 2 plates of Mango with Sticky Rice
  Skip for 12 RC

Reward: 780 Coins, 111 XP

Grandma:  Good job!  Now you know the secret of a successful farm.

Recipe for Success X
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Grandma:  By the way, have you heard about our latest beauty products?  All our customers love it!  I'm sure you will be blown away too after you try it out yourself!

Fish 10 times with the Squid Hook
  Skip for 30 RC

Process 2 Scallops in the Seafood House
  Skip for 6 RC

Craft 2 Pearl Hydrating Masks in the Beauty Shop
  Skip for 5 RC

Rewards: 1014 Coins, 145 XP

Grandma:  Unbelievable!  This facial mask is magical!  Don't you feel refreshed after using it?

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Grandma:  Now I want you to make something special for Ol' MacDonald's sister.  She is the one who helped me discover my recipe for success, and she is the one who introduced me to Ol' MacDonald!

Fish 10 times with the Squid Hook
  Skip for 20 RC

Process 2 Corals in Seafood House
  Skip for 6 RC

Craft 2 Coral Rose Mirrors in Beauty Shop
  Skip for 6 RC

Reward: 1014 Coins, 145 XP

Grandma:  Such a special gift!  I think you've created a new bestseller!

This is the end of the sequence.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Time-Restricted Work Hard Dance Hard Quest and Pointe Shoes Collections Mission

As players of Family Farm Seaside may realise now, the special time-restricted Missions usually are released on Friday morning.  Another has been released this morning.  As usual, it is two-pronged.  There is a Collections Mission that delivers the reward of a new tree in the form of a Birch Tree.  One can purchase this Tree in the Market if a player is not willing to go through the labour of the Collections.  With the Collections Mission is a traditional Quest sequence entitled 'Work Hard Dance Hard'.

Recently, the traditional Quest sequences have been divided into three parts, each of which consists of four steps.  At the end of each part, the farmer receives a special Reward with the usual Coin and XP Reward.  This Quest is no exception.  At the end of Work Hard Dance Hard IV, the farmer will receive the usual Special Mission Gift Box.  At the end of Work Hard Dance Hard VIII, the farmer will receive a special Flower Stand Decoration for the original Seaside Farm.  It is the final part that requires access to the Island and the special Reward for completing  Work Hard Dance Hard XII, the farmer will receiva a special Swan Lake Decoration for the Island Farm.

If a player has not reached the point where he/she can gain access to the Island, the tasks that require access can be skipped by using RC.  It will require a tremendous amount of RC, however!  Note that not all of the Tasks in Work Hard Dance Hard IX through XII are Island Tasks but many are.

Collections Mission:
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Collect Pointe Shoes as follows:

70 Blue Pointe Shoes from Grapes

50  Green Pointe Shoes from White Wine

30 Yellow Pointe Shoes from Oat Bread

10 Red Pointe Shoes from Sorbus

Reward: Birch Tree

If you prefer, you can purchase the Birch Tree in the Market for 7 RC

The traditional Quest sequence is:

Work Hard, Dance Hard Quest
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Work Hard, Dance Hard I
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Felicia:  During spring there is always a lot to do on the farm:  plant, water, harvest.   I would say farming is the hardest work in the world!  I need some dessert to sweeten my routine!

Harvest 40 Rye
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 20 jars of Orange Jam
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 6 Gorgonzola Baked Apples
  Skip for 6 RC

  N.B.  Each requires 1 Honey Syrup and 1 Cheese Apple, both of which are Cooked Dishes themselves.   Honey Syrup requires Honey x 8 and Milk x 4 for each one and Cheese Apple requires Buffalo Milk Cheese x 4 and Apple x 6 for each.  So this Dish requires a lot of ingredients!

Felicia:  That was such a great idea!  I am full of energy now!  Back to planting!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 160 XP

Work Hard Dance Hard II
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Felicia:  Great news!  I've got a letter from my Russian friend!  Did I ever mention that one of my girl friends is a real ballerina?  She and her troupe are coming to our town with a show!

Collect 40 Peacock Feathers
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 40 Daisies
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 6 Lychees
  Skip for 6 RC

Felicia:  All done for now!  Letg's find out what her role in the show will be!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 160 XP

Work Hard Dance Hard III
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Felicia:  She will play one of the swans in the show.  It is so interesting.  After we help Grandma with work, would you like to watch their previous shows online?  I want to have a better idea about it?

Harvest 40 Grapes
  Skip for 20 RC

Prepare 20 jars of Oat Milkshakes
  Skip for 20 RC

  N.B.  Each Oat Milkshake requires Milk and Oat.  One of the easier Dishes to make!
  
Prepare 10 Cheese Salads
  Skip for 10 RC

  N.B.  Each Cheese Salad requires Honey x 5 and Cheddar Cheese x 2.

Reward: 1000 Coins, 170 XP

Felicia:  I was looking forward to seeing the show with you, so the work was done in no time!

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Felicia:  How graceful and charming dancers are!  Wouldn't it be great to become a ballerina!  Let's collect some ballerinas' pictures to get more ideas about what a real ballerina should look like!

Collect 10 Old Ballerina's Photos from Neighbours
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 20 glasses of Kvass
  Skip for 20 RC

Prepare 20 Milk Cookies
  Skip for 20 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 170 XP

Felicia:  Our neighbours are so nice!  They sent me so many fascinating pictures!

N.B. from Eugenia:  Yes, Neighbours ARE nice!  They sent me the photos I needed almost immediately!  Many thanks.  By the way, if any one wants to be my neighbour, my farm is Harvest Moon and my ID is AVLIMXC.  I do not visit neighbours as often as I would like, but I play daily and my farm is packed with Cleanable Decorations that give the desirable Blue Cleaning Boxes.

Special Reward:  Special Mission Gift Box containing Farm Aids.  Mine contained 6 Super Fertiliser, 3 Super Watering Cans and 6 Power.

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Felicia:  I don't think it is hard to become a ballerina, but I will need a lot of energy for practice!  Time for some snacks!

Place Birch Tree on your Farm
  Reward from Collections Mission or buy in Market for 7 RC

Prepare 6 glasses of  Birch Tree Kvass
  Skip for 6 RC

  N.B.  Each recipe requires 1 Birch Tree Syrup and 1 Kvass to make

Produce 50 Love Cakes
  Skip for 25 RC

Felicia:  This birch tree kvass is so nutritious!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 180 XP

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Felicia:  I am full now and ready to roll!  First things first.  I will need a cute tutu.  Let's collect some feathers for it.

Collect 50 Goose Feathers
  Skip for 25 RC

Craft 6 Clay Facial Masks
  Skip for 6 RC

  N.B.  Each Clay Facial Mask requires Algae Powder x 2, Batter and Distilled Water.

Harvest 10 Lemons
  Skip for 5 RC

Felicia:  I look so amazing in this tutu!  It didn't take long to become a ballerina!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 180 XP

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Felicia:  I found a few videos of famous ballerinas on the internet!  Look, i can dance just like them!  Whew!  I need some drinks now!

(If Felicia can dance as well as  famous ballerinas with nothing more than a pretty tutu to guide her, she must be a superwoman of some sort!)

Produce 50 Grape Juice
  Skip for 25 RC

Prepare 6 Guarana Drink in your Kitchen
  Skip for 6 RC

  N.B.  Each requires 1 Guarana and 1 Lemon.  Currently, there is a sale that includes a Guarana Bush as one of the items.

Prepare 10 Orange Smoothies in your Kitchen
  Skip for 10 RC

  N.B.  Each Orange Smoothie requires 1 Condensed Milk and 1 Orange Jam.  Orange Jam was made in a previous task.

Reward: 1000 Coins, 190 XP

Felicia:  Thank you for your help!  Your drinks are always the best!

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Felicia:  My friend is coming in a few hours.  Darryl is makig food and I want to prepare some gifts for her and her troupe.

Produce 50 Lavender Bouquets
  Skip for 25 RC

Craft 6 Red Cord Necklaces
  Skip for 6 RC

  N.B.  Each Red Cord Necklace will require 1 Angora Hair, 1 Wool and 2 Red Roses.

Craft 6 Milk Facial Masks
  Skip for 6 R
  N.B.  Each Milk Facial Mask will require 1 Clay Facial Mask (from previous task), 2 Buffalo Milk and 1 Condensed Milk.  Make ingredients in advance if possible!

Felicia: They liked our gifts so much and they gave us one too!  Look!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 190 XP

Special Reward:  Flower Stand Decoration for original Seaside Farm





Screenshot shows the Flower Stand Decoration as well as the new Birch Tree that is the Reward for the Collections Mission.  The two Ducks and Mum Fence are current sale items.


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The final part of this sequence requires access to the Island or the willingness to use RC to skip Island Tasks.
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Work Hard Dance Hard IX
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Felicia:  It was a long way here and they are probably very tired.  Let's help them to have a good rest by preparing some tea!

Prepare 6 cups of Sakura Tea
  Skip for 6 RC

  N.B.  Each Sakura Tea requires 1 Sakura Flower and Honey x 2.

Prepare 6 Syrniki with Honey
  Skip for 6 RC

  N.B.  You will need Cottage Cheese and Caramel Honey Sauce to make this.  Caramel Honey Sauce requires Caramel and Honey x 2.

Harvest 10 Tea Tree Leaves
  Skip for 10 RC

  N.B.  This is an Island Tree but as it is not a 'wood' tree, you can use Super Watering Cans or Watering Cans to speed harvests.

Felicia:  Our guests seem to be delighted with the fresh, homemade tea!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 200 XP

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Felicia: Yesterday I spet the whole evening chatting with my friend.  She told me so many ballerina stories.  For example, ballerinas have to protect their ankles from cold and wear wool socks after training.

Collect 20 Warm Cute Socks from Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 60 Mohair Yarn
  Skip for 30 RC

  N.B.  This is an Island task.

Craft 6 Make-up Boxes
  Skip for 6 RC

  N.B.  This is an Island Task but you will need to make 6 Starfish Mirrors in your Beauty Shop on the original Seaside Farm first and then craft 6 Wooden Planks on the Island, finally combining them to make the Make-up Boxes on the Island.  Each Starfish Mirror will require 2 Lavender Bouquets (from prior Quest task), 1 Dried Starfish and 1 Glass.  Make them in your Beauty Shop in advance if possible.  Transport of 6 Starfish Mirrors will take over an hour to complete, by the way, making it more advantageous to do it early.  Note that each Wooden Plank takes 10 minutes to craft on the Island.  Make them in advance if you haven't sufficient in your Barn.

Felicia:  It is so good to have such great neighbours who always provide us with everything that we possibly need!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 200 XP

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Felicia:  My friend also said that to become a ballerina she had to work hard every day since she was a child!  Oh, every day seems to be a tough day for her.  Let's help her and prepare a bath with essential oils.

Produce 60 Lavender Essential Oil
  Skip for 30 RC
  N.B.  This is an Island task but make certain that you transport 60 Lavender from your original Seaside Farm for use in the Island Essential Oil Machine

Prepare 6 Healthy Breakfasts in Kitchen
  Skip for 6 RC

  N.B.  You should have the ingredients for these from previous tasks.

Craft 6 Flower Rings
  Skip for 6 RC

  N.B.  Each Flower Ring uses 1 Sakura Flower, 1 Jasmine and 1 Fern Flower

Reward: 1000 Coins, 210 XP

Felicia:  She will sleep tight and have a nice rest before the show!

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Felicia:  The show was spectacular!  But now I know how hard the ballet dancers must work to make this show happen!  Every day they do their best on the stage and I do my best on the farm!

Harvest 60 Camomile
  Skip for 30 RC
  N.B.  This is an Island Crop

Complete 6 Helicopter Orders
  Skip for 6 RC
  This is an Island task

Produce 60 Raisins
  Skip for 30 RC

  N.B.  This is an Island Task but make certain that you first transport 60 Grapes from your original Seaside Farm for use in the Dehydrator Machine on the Island.

Reward: 1000 Coins, 210 XP

Felicia:  You did such a good job today!  Enjoy your day!

Special Reward:  Swan Lake Decoration for Island Farm

Strategies for Quest
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The speed with which you can complete any time-restricted Quest without using precious RC depends partly on your own Level in the game.  If, however, you are willing to spend RC to complete the Quest, you will find that many tasks can be completed quite quickly.  Some of the shortcuts that can be used if you spend RC are Batch Production and the purchase of the new Birch Tree rather than waiting to complete the labour-intensive Collections Mission.  With 7 RC, you can buy the Tree in the Market, place it and have the 6 Birch Tree Syrups that you need for one of the tasks before you reach that point in the Quest sequence.

Batch production can be expensive and it is here that the value of visiting Neighbours to clean their Decoraitons is apparent.  The items that you receive in any Cleaning Gift Box always are random but often include OP needed for Batch Production and Power needed for the Kitchen and Island Workshop.  There is an Island Expansion that will give you access to a Volcano that produces Power as well but having a fairly new second farm has made me aware of the difficulties and expense of reaching that goal on the Island!  On my first farm, I did complete all expansions as quickly as possible, often using RC to skip tasks for which I did not have sufficient Dev Points, mainly in order to write my Island Guide.  On my second farm, I cannot justify such wanton expenditure of money!

Note that Batch Production for the Seaside Farm is far less expensive than Batch Production for the Island.  If you have to choose, use it for the original Farm as you will obtain more for your OP that way.

There are three ways to speed Machine Production.  The first requires no OP and simply consists of placing more than one Machine on your farm, operating them all at the same time manually.  The second is by using the Automatic Production which is more expensive than Batch Production and is good only if you wish to remove a Machine from your Farm to store it but still have ingredients in it.  The third is Batch Production.  Batch Production is not instantaneous by any means and there are two ways to speed that.  One requires extra OP and can prove expensive.  By going into the Batch Production, you can see how many minutes are left to complete the Batch and use extra OP to complete it early.  There is another way, however, that costs nothing more than the same amount of OP you need to make the items in Batch Production in the first place.  Simply use more than one Machine and split the total in half between them.  You thus need only half the time to make the total number of products in Batch Production.

In any event, one of the keys to early completion is to read all the task and try to collect all necessary ingredients for Kitchen and Beauty Shop recipes before you reach the task that requires them.  If you have access to the Island, you will find that ingredients from the mainland Seaside Farm are needed.  This involves transport which always takes time.  Transport of Crops such as Lavender and Grapes are fairly quick as each takes only 1 minute, but transport of the 6 Starfish Mirrors needed for a Workshop task of creating Make-up Boxes will take over an hour, the same time needed to transport 60 Lavender or 60 Grapes!  Doing so early thus becomes extremely helpful, especially if you do not have more than 2 Zeppelins at your disposal.

As I have written again and again, it is a good idea to make the 'Basic' Ingredient Recipes whenever you can for future use.  These include the Condensed Milk that is required for two different tasks, one being a Kitchen Recipe and the other an item crafted in the Beauty Shop.  Other 'Basic' ingredients include Cottage Cheese and Batter.   Honey Syrup is another 'Basic' that always should be kept in stock.

Note that some of the simpler Recipes require a large number of ingredients, including Honey, Cheddar Cheese and Milk, three items that can be requested as Free Gifts on a daily basis from your Neighbours.  Bear in mind the fact that you will need special Items in the course of the traditional Quest sequence that only can be obtained from your Neighbours.  There are a total of 30 such Items:  10 Old Ballerina Photos in Work Hard Dance Hard IV and 20 Warm Cute Socks in Work Hard Dance Hard X.  Neighbours do not respond to requests instantly in every case.  There are time differences as well as other individual schedules.  I never request ANY free gifts on Thursday before any time-restricted Quest is scheduled to begin the next day as you only can request 1 gift from any Neighbour every 24 hours.  I have more than enough Neighbours to cover requests for 30 special items but I usually triple the request number to speed completion.

Likewise, one of the Island tasks is to complete 6 Helicopter Orders.  Although some of the items required in Orders may be Island items, for the most part you will find that you need Seaside Items.  Make and transport these as early as possible so as not to delay the completion of this task more than necessary.  Remember that each Helicopter Order takes time as it is another form of transport and I believe it takes about 20 minutes.  Even if you have all the items needed, therefore, it will take a couple of hours to complete 6 Orders for the task.

For the new Recipes, all of which are used in Quest tasks, you will need some ingredients that can be made in advance, including Cottage Cheese and Caramel Honey Sauce.

Note that

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There are new Recipes in the Kitchen that are included in the tasks for this Quest sequence.  They are found on Page 29 of the Recipe Book and are:

Birch Tree Kvass: 275 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Birch Tree Syrup, Kvass

Syrniki with Honey: 256 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Cottage Cheese, Caramel Honey Sauce

Healthy Breakfast: 561 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Birch Tree Kvass, Syrniki with Honey

Gallery Registration
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As usual, each item can be registered individually at ANY point in time, but the Collection must be registered within a fortnight or so.

Birch Tree:
  5 Medals, 2 Super Watering Cans

Flower Stand Decoration
  2 Medals, 10 Green Mystrons

Swan Lake Decoration
  5 Medals, 30 Green Mystrons

Work Hard Dance Hard Collection
  Includes Birch Tree, Flower Stand Decoration, Swan Lake Decoration
  Reward: 5 Medals, 88 Green Mystrons, 1 RC

Friday, April 24, 2015

New Time-Restricted Taste of Paris Quest and Beret Collections Mission

A new time-restricted Quest has been released in Farmily Farm Seaside.  As usual, it includes both a Collections Mission and a traditional Quest sequence and, as has been the case in recent months, the traditional Quest sequence is divided essentially into three sections, each consisting of four Parts.  At the end of every section, you will receive a special reward.  The first is a Special Mission Gift Box given after you complete Taste of Paris IV and consists of Farm Aids.  The second is given when you complete Taste of Paris VIII and consists of a Decoration for your Seaside Farm.  The third is given when you complete Taste of Paris XII and is a Decoration for your Island Farm.  To complete the last section of the Quest sequence, you will need access to the Island or be obliged to pay a fair amount of RC to skip tasks that require Island access.

New Recipes in the Kitchen are included in tasks for the traditional Quest sequence.

Collections Mission as follows:

Collect Berets

70 Green Berets from Green Beans
50 Red Berets from Chili Sauce
30 Yellow Berets from Wheat Bread
10 Purple Berets from Blackcurrant Bush

Rewards:  Gooseberry Bush and Watering Cans

Can purchase Gooseberry Bush in the Market for 8 RC as well if you prefer

The traditionsl Quest sequence is entitled: Taste of Paris.

Taste of Paris Quest
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Taste of Paris I
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Felicia:  Ah, it's you, dear farmer... I need your help!  I've been suffering from a total lack of culinary inspiration!  My dishes are bland, tasteless and boring!  It's a disaster!

Harvest 40 Wheat
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 40 Rye
  Skip for 20 RC

Collect 40 Buffalo Milk
  Skip for 20 RC

Felicia:  Oh, what am I going to do?  Cooking is my whole life!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 150 XP

Taste of Paris II
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Felicia:  Granma saw me all sad and depressed and told me she's got a urprise for me... But first I need to help her with the farm chores.

Harvest 6 Apples
  Skip for 6 RC

Produce 40 Wheat Bread
  Skip for 20 RC

Prepare 20 Sacks of Cake Flour
  Skip for 20 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 160 XP

Felicia:  I don't think there's anything that can make me feel better...

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Felicia:  I've got the best Grandma in the world!  She signed me up for a cooking course... In PARIS!  World's food capital!  My plane's leaving tomorrow.  I need to get ready!  Can you help me with the farm work?

Harvest 6 Almonds
  Skip for 6 RC

Produce 40 Buffalo Milk Cheese
  Skip for 20 RC

Pepare 8 jars of Honey Syrup
  Skip for 8 RC

  N.B.  Each Honey Syrup requires 8 Honey and 4 Milk

Reward: 1000 Coins, 170 XP

Felicia:  I'm sure I'll get all the inspiration I need in Paris!

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Felicia:  I'm so excited!  I can't wait to explore the famous French cuisine!  But unfortunately, I can't speak a word of French...  I should learn some basics before I get on the plane!

Collect 10 French Dictionaries from Neighbours
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 40 Red Roses
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 40 White Grapes
  Skip for 20 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 170 XP

Felicia:  Nothing can stop me nnow!  Paris, here I come!

Special Reward:  Special Missions  Box containing Farm Aids (6 Power, 6 Super Fertiliser, 3 Super Watering Cans)
 

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Felicia:  Ah, bonjour Paris!  The city looks amazing, I feel inspired just by walking down these beautiful streets.  Oh, look at this lovely cafe!  Care for a cup of tea?

Prepare 12 Lavender Cupcakes in your Kitchen
  Skip for 12 RC

  Page 9 in Recipe Book now:  Need 1 Coconut Milk and 3 Lavender for each.  Coconut Milk is made in the Kitchen using 1 Coconut and 2 Sugar.

Produce 10 Almond Cakes in Cake Machine
  Skip for 6 RC

Prepare  12 Servings of High Tea
  Skip for 12 RC

  Page Tea is found on Page 9 as well and each requires 1 Maple Milk Tea and 1 Lavender Cupcake.   Each Maple Milk Tea requires 2 Milk and 1 Maple Syrup.  You should have sufficient Lavender Cupcakes from the first task given here.

Reward: 1000 Coins, 180 XP

Felicia:  I am loving this city!  Can't wait to start the cooking class!

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Felicia:  Time for my first cooking lesson!  It's taught by a famous French chef named Jean Louis.  I need to show him my talent and prepare some of our farm specialities!

Prepare 6 Pitchers of Grapefruit Tea
  Skip for 6 RC

  N.B.  Each dish requirees 1 Grapefruit and 1 Orange.

Fish 8 times with the Treble Hook
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 6 Smoked Salmon Crepes
  Skip for 6 RC

Felicia:  Simply delicious!  I think I'm back on track!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 180 XP

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Felicia:  Oh my!  Chef Jean Louis loved my dishes!  He even invited me for a dinner tonight to discuss French cuisine!  This can't be real.  I'm so excited!  Let's get ready!

Craft 6 Rose Facial Masks in your Beauty Shop
  Skip for 6 RC

Craft 6 Pairs of Earrings of Love in your Beauty Shop
  Skip for 6 RC

Produce 50 Bottles of White Wine
  Skip for 25 RC

Felicia:  Paris by night is so romantic...

Reward: 1000 Coins, 190 XP

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Felicia:  Mon Dieu!  Dinner on top of the Eiffel Tower!  A breathtaking view and delicious food.  I need to get the recipes and bring them back to the farm!

Place a Gooseberry Bush on your Farm
  Reward from Collections Mission or purchase in the Market for 8 RC

Prepare 6 Kir Breton in your Kitchen
  Skip for 6 RC

  N.B.  Kir Breton is made with Apple Cider and Blackcurrant Sauce

  For each Apple Cider, you need Yeast x 4 and Apple x 3
  Yeast is produced by a Yeast Barrel, a temporary 'collectable' that can be purchased in the Market.  If you haven't stored Yeast in your Barn, buy the Yeast Barrel as soon as possible as you cannot speed the production of any 'collectable'.

  For each Blackcurrant Sauce, you will need Sour Cream and Blackcurrant Jello
  Sour Cream requires Buffalo Milk x 2 and Butter x 2
  Blackcurrant Jellow requires Blackcurant and Sugar x 2

Prepare 6 French Dinners in your Kitchen
  Skip for 6 RC

Felicia:  It was a lovely dinner!  And I learned so much about the French cuisine!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 190 XP

Special Reward: Mini Eiffel Tower Decoraiton for your original Seaside Farm

The final part of this Quest sequence requires access to the Island:

Taste of Paris IX
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Felicia:  I'm almost late for my second cooking class!  But, as Grandma says, breakfast is the most important meal of the day so I can't skip it!  Let's have something quick!

Prepare 6 Pain au Chocolat in your Kitchen
  Skip for 6 RC

  Each Pain au Chocolat requires 1  Dark Chocolate and 1 Soft Dough

Prepare 6 French Breakfasts
  Skip for 6 RC

  Each French Breakfast requires 1 Gooseberry Confiture and 1 Pain au Chocolat

Harvest 10 Chestnuts
  Skip for 10 RC
  N.B.  This is an Island Tree

  Watering Cans and Super Watering Cans can be used on the Chestnut Tree.

Reward: 1000 Coins, 200 XP

Felicia:  Gooseberry is my secret ingredient for a healthy and yummy breakfast!

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Felicia:  Today's class is all about sweet stuff!  Even though I consider myself an excellent pastry chef, there's so much I didn't know!  Here, try some desserts I made today!

Harvest 60 Cranberries
  Skip for 30 RC
  N.B.  This is an Island Crop

Produce 60 Cranberry Pies
  Skip for 30 RC
  N.B.  This is an Island task

  You will need 60 Honey, transported from the original Seaside Farm for use in the Pie Machine here.  You will need 60 Cassave Flour produced in your Island Mill and 60 Cranberries.   Batch Production now is possible on the Island.

Prepare 6 Plates of Coffee Biscuits
   Skip for 6 RC

  Each Coffee Biscuit uses two cooked Dishes:  1 Coffee Cookies and 1 Lavender Cheese
  Coffee Cookies requires Coffee Bean and Wheat Flour
  Lavender Cheese requires Lavender and Buffalo Milk Cheese

Felicia:  Nobody can resist my delicious desserts!  Want some more?

Reward: 1000 Coins, 200 XP

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Felicia  This cooking course is over, but I still got some time for sightseeing.  Put on your comfy shoes and let's walk around Montmartre and get our portraits painted!  Right, but... where are we now?

Ask Neighbours for 20 Maps of Paris
  Skip for 20 RC

Craft 6 Oil Painting Frames
  Skip for 6 RC
  N.B.  This is an Island task

  Each Oil Painting Frame requires 2 Linen and 2 Oak Wood.  As there is no way to speed the harvest of a Wood Tree on the Island, you may wish to stockpile 12 of these in anticipation of this task.  Make the Linen in advance as well.

Produce 60 Daisy Essential Oils
  Skip for 30 RC
  N.B.  This is an Island task

  Although the Essential Oil Machine is an Island Machine, you will need to transport 60 Daisies from the Seaside Farm to complete this task.

Felicia:  I am having the time of my life!  I wish I could stay longer!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 210 XP

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Felicia:  Uh, I can't believe my trip is coming to an end!  It was such a delightful experience!  I fell in love with French cuisine and Parisian lifestyle!  I will certainly come back again!

Produce 60 Blueberry Yogurts
  Skip for 30 RC
  N.B.  This is an Island task
  As Blueberry is a Seaside Crop, you will need to make certain that 60 Blueberries have been transported to your Island Farm.  Honey and Goat Milk, both of which are Seaside Items, must be transported in advance as well.

Produce 60 Linen
  Skip for 30 RC
  N.B.  This is an Island Task

Craft 6 Wooden Aroma Bottles
  Skip for 6 RC
  N.B.  This is an Island task

  Each Wooden Aroma Bottle requires 2 Wool Yarn and 1 Cedar Wood.  You must transport a total of 12 Wool from the original Seaside Farm to use in the Loom on the Island.  As the harvest of Wood Trees on the Island cannot be speeded, you may wish to stockpile 6 Cedar Wood for use in this Task.

Felicia:  Thanks for coming along and helping me to find my inspiration again!  Au revoir!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 210 XP

Special Reward:  Carousel Decoration for your Island Farm

Strategies for Mission
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Many of the Items you will need to complete Tasks themselves are the subject of Tasks in the traditional Quest sequence, meaning that it would be counter-productive to prepare or produce these in advance, but there are others that are not themselves required as Tasks but are ingredients in Recipes.  Some of these include 6 Smoked Salmon needed for a Recipe Task and 6 Gooseberry Confiture, an ingredient in a Recipe that is a Task in the sequence.  It may not sound like much but if you can make these in advance, so much the better.  Furthermore, it now is possible to purchase seafood items in the Coin Mystery Shop as well as fishing for them.  I purchase every single seafood item I find in the Shop as I do not like the fishing option much and am unwilling to use too many items to 'boost' the fishing option to catch a specific item.  You obviously will need a total of 6 Salmon in order to be able to process them into Smoked Salmon in your Smoke House.

For the Kir Breton, you can make the Ingredients in advance as follows:

Kir Breton is made with Apple Cider and Blackcurrant Sauce

  For each Apple Cider, you need Yeast x 4 and Apple x 3
  Yeast is produced by a Yeast Barrel, a temporary 'collectable' that can be purchased in the Market.  If you haven't stored Yeast in your Barn, buy the Yeast Barrel as soon as possible as you cannot speed the production of any 'collectable'.

  For each Blackcurrant Sauce, you will need Sour Cream and Blackcurrant Jello
  Sour Cream requires Buffalo Milk x 2 and Butter x 2
  Blackcurrant Jellow requires Blackcurant and Sugar x 2

 Note that this is not the only dish that requires Sugar.  Best always to make certain you have adequate stocks of Sugar in your Barn for situations such as this.

As previously indicated, you now can use Batch Production on the Island but any use of OP on the Island is hideously expensive.  Where the cost of speeding production of one item is 10 OP on the original Seaside Farm, it is 30 OP on the Island.  The cost of using Batch Production to produce 60 Linen for example is 240 OP.  To produce 60 Cranberry Pies would require more than 450 OP in Batch Production.

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On page 38 in your Recipe Book, you will find the following new Recipes:

Gooseberry Confiture: 66 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Gooseberry, Maple Sugar

Pain au Chocolat: 638 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Dark Chocolate, Soft Dough

French Breakfast: 734 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Gooseberry Confiture, Pain au Chocolat

On page 43 in your Recipe Book, you will find the following new Recipes:

Smoked Salmon Crepe: 1397 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients: Smoked Salmon, Crepe

Kir Breton: 606 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Apple Cider, Blackcurrant Sauce

French Dinner: 2041 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Smoked Salmon Crepe, Kir Breton

New Gallery Registrations
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Gooseberry Bush:
  5 Medals, 2 Super Watering Cans

Mini Eiffel Tower Decoration:
   2 Medals, 10 Green Mystrons

Carousel Decoration:
  5 Medals, 30 Green Mystrons

Taste of Paris Collection:
  Includes Gooseberry Bush, Mini Eiffel Tower Decoration, Carousel Decoration
  5 Medals, 88 Green Mystrons, 1 RC

Note that you can register individual items at any point in time but the Collection must be registers within a fortnight

Thursday, April 16, 2015

New Options in Seaside: Building Plots and Garden on Island

There are a number of new options in Family Farm Seaside.

Some are less major than others but very useful,  including the introduction of Batch Production to the Island and, when one accesses Crops in the Market, the total number of each Crop that is stored currently in your Barn.

One of the new options is a number of new possible expansions on your original Seaside Farm.  Be warned, however, that these are not ordinary expansions but only 'Building Plots' where you can place your Buildings such as the Kitchen, Beauty Shop, Well, Cooking Stand, Warehouse and so on  and the Cropinator.  You cannot place Decoration Buildings here nor can you place plots here.

As previously indicated, one welcome new option on the Island is Batch Production.  You now can use Batch Production both on Island Animals and Island Machines.  This will help enormously with Missions as well as earning Mastery.  In using Batch Production, you will have all existing upgrades to your Batch Production station.

Another new option on the Island is the Garden option.  Here you can grow new flowers in pots.  Flowers can be cross-bred and in some instances, placed in a Neighbour's garden.

Note that the Mystery section of the Market has been expanded to include items that can be purchased with Coins.  Today, these items included Trimmers x 10 for 8000 Coins, Green Mystrons x 4 for 200 Coins, Tulip for 63 Coins, 1 Oval Stone for 100 Coins, a Blue Swimmer Crab, a Plum and a Chrysanthemum.  You can purchase only one of each Item offered.  If the item is in the form of a set, such as the Green Mystrons x 4, you can purchase only one set.  The Coin section of the Mystery Shop is quite separate from the Green Mystron and Yellow Mystron sections.

Note that you can refresh the list of items that can be purchased with Coins in the Mystery Shop by tapping on the clock at the right top of the screen when the Shop window is open.  You will be able to see as well how long you must wait until you can refresh the list again without paying.  It appears that you can refresh the list four times before you must wait four more hours.  When I refreshed for the third time, I actually was able to purchase Electric Saws and a Treasure Chest using Coins.  Quite interesting.  Parts for Island Machines were available as well.  Island Crops and Products now can be found in the Coin section of the Mystery Shop which allows players to amass items they have not unlocked yet for the purpose of Helicopter Orders.

Incidentally, after refreshing four times, there was no option to speed the time needed to change the Menu.  One has to wait it out.

It appears as though there is a total of 12 places for flowerpots in the garden and four places for Neighbour flowerpots.  Only two of your own places will be unlocked at the start.  Tools that can be used on flowerpots include trowels called 'spades' and trimmers.  These can be used at specific intervals only.  It apepars that one cannot purchase any of the possible upgrades for the Garden, whether in the form of more places for flowerpots or to unlock the 'Glasshouse'.  You only can unlock new options by growing flowers and engaging in other Garden actions.

Other tools apart from the Spade and Trimmer that will be unlocked at higher levels include Insectiside, a UV Light and Music.

Your Garden Level is displayed on a pillar with a five-petal flower or five-point star on top of it.  After planting a second flower and using 1 Trowel/Spade on each of the flowers, my Level remained Level 1 but I had earned 3 out of the 8 points needed to ascend to Level 2.  Each Level upgrade requires more points.

There are three little stalls to the right of the Pillar.  The first is the Mystery Shop.  The second is a Flower Book akin to your Fish Book, listing all possible Flowers and your own mastery of them.  The third is a help stall, indicated by a question mark.

Once a flowerpot is placed, tending the flower is time-based.  The icon of the Tool that is needed to tend the Flower will appear above the flowerpot and, provided you have the Tool ins question, all that is needed is a tap of a finger.  It appears that the actual Tool that is needed is random, although certain tools such as the UV Light and Insecticide require a specific level of Garden experience.

The Flower Book contains the following:

Ordinary Flower Chapter:
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Venus Flytrap

Viola Tricolour

Chrysanthemum

Epiphyllum

All ordinary Flowers can be purchased from the Shop.  You need to access the Shop regularly to see what is available on any given day at any given time.  Remember that you can refresh the list of Items offered for Coin purchase.

Each Flower has a different growing time and the time that must elapse before another Tool can be used is different in each case.  The Chrysanthemum is one of the slowest-growing flowrs.  The Viola Tricolour appears to be one of the fastest.  You need not grow two of the same type of Flower in order to complete the requirement to grow 2 Level 2 Flowers for the Mission.  Obviously you do not need two of the same type to create a hybrid.  As the Mystery Shop Coin Menu will change each time you refresh, you can choose to wait until the flower you want appears, even when you have an empty space in your garden.

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Super Venus Flytrap

Super Viola Tricolour

Super Chrysanthemum

Super Epiphyllum

Super Lily

Super Jagger Lips

Super Flowers are obtained through cross breeding.  There is a low chance of achieving these.

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Maga Chrysanthemum

Mega Epiphyllum

Mega Lily

Mega Jagger Lips

Mega Rose

MEga Rafflesia

Mega Venus Flytrap

Mega Viola Tricolour

Mega Flowers are obtained through cross breeding.

Extraordinary Hybrids
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Doughnut Flower

Super Lollipop Flower

Cupcake Flower

Super Doughnut Flower

Super Cupcake Flower

Mega Doughnut Flower

Meag Cupcake Flower

Lollipop Flower

Mega Lollipop Flower

These flowers are obtained on rare occasions through cross breeding.

A new Island tutorial Quest is involved in this.

Trading Places
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Trading Places I
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Darryl:  I made a bet with Felicia on whose tasks are harder.  Now I have to do all Felicisa's tasks for a day and she'll do mine!  And guess what?  I'll be working in the flowr garden all day!  No way, it's so girly!

Have 2 flowers in the garden
  N.B.  You will begin with one flower.  I was able to purchase a second flower using Coins in the Mystery section of the Market.  I do not know if the new items available in the Mystery section change daily or if they always are available but today, one can purchase 10 Trimmers for 8000 Coins.

Help 2 flowers with the Spade
  Skip for 3 RC

  N.B.  When you are able to use a 'spade' on a flower, the icon of a trowel will appear above the flower pot.  It really is a trowel and not a spade...

Help 2 flowers with the Trimmer
  Skip for 6 RC

Reward: 1500 Coins, 250 XP, 15 Dev Points

Darryl:  That wasn't too hard!  Especially with your help!  I wonder how Felicia has been getting on with my work!

Trading Places II
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Oh dear!  Felicia left me instructions and according to them, I have to crossbreed flowers.  I have no idea on how to do this!  Can you help me, so that Felicia won't laugh at me?

Have 2 matured Level 1 Flowers
  Skip for 6 RC

Crossbreed 1 level 1 flower
  Skip for 6 RC

Reward: 1500 Coins, 250 XP, 15 Dev Points

Darryl:  Wow!  Did you see that?  Look, we've got a special flower!

N.B.  The Chrysanthemum takes far longer to mature than the Epiphyllum.  When my first Chrysanthemum finally matured, I had been continuing to feed the Epiphyllum for a day or so at least.  Cross-breeding the two resulted in a Super Crysanthemum in this case.

Trading Places III
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DarryL;  Oh!  I think I can even win the bet you know!  All we need to do is take care of these little flowers when they need something!  Look, I'll show you!

Have 2 Level 2 Flowers
  Skip for 6 RC

Help 2 Flowers with the insecticide
  Skip for 6 RC

Help 2 flowers with the UV Light
  Skip for 6 RC

Reward: 1500 Coins, 250 XP, 15 Dev Points

Darryl:  These garden flowers are so delicate.  I was scared about hurting them when I used the garden tools!

Trading Places IIV
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Darryl:  Remember the flowre which you helped me crossbreed for the first time?  We need to find another flower to crossbreed with this one!   I still need to learn how to do this!  Please help me one more time!

Have 2 matured level 2 flowers
  Skip for 6 RC

Crossbreed 2 level 2 flowers
   Skip for 6 RC

Rewards: 1500 Coins, 250 XP, 15 Dev Points

Darryl:  Yes, ow we have one more resident for our garden!  Grow, little guy!  Become big and beautiful!

Received a Mega Epiphyllum by crossbreeding a Super Epiphyllum and Super Chrysanthemum incidentally.


Trading Places V
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Darryl:  I was planning to run to  the fishing pier with my friends for a few hours, but these flowers need constant attention!  I give Felicia credit, this juob isn't as easy as I thought it would be!  But I still want to win the bet!

Have 2 Level 3 Flowers
  Skip for 6 RC

Help 2 Flowers with Music
  Skip for 6 RC

Reward: 1500 Coins, 250 XP, 15 Dev Points

Mystery Shop
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The new Mystery Shop offers the opportunity to buy new Flowers for the Garden, more implements for the Garden, as well as items from both the original Seaside Farm and the Island Farm, provided always that you have unlocked the Island and the Garden.  If not, you will not see the Items from the Garden or the Island Items.   On my second farm initially, I had unlocked the Island but not made the expansion that allowed the Garden to appear.  I therefore saw only regular Island Items and Seaside Items in the Mystery Shop.  Note, however, that Crops and products you may not have unlocked yet WILL appear in the Mystery Shop from time to time, as well as a multitude of Sea creatures.  For players like me who dislike the fishing option, it is great to be able to buy seafood supplies in the shop now.

The Mystery Shop moreoever, in terms of the new Coin option is on a timer that allows the player to refresh up to four times, depending on the amount of time that has passed.

Be advised that you can have only a limit of 99 tools of any kind for the Garden.  When you have 99 Spades, you cannot purchase more until you have used some of them.

Seeds for flowers cannot be stored.  If you do not have a spot to plant the seed, you cannot purchase it.


Building Plot Expansions
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There are a total of six Building Plot Expansions and each has its own set of requirements.  I am sorry I did not log the first two completely but each consists of three tasks, one of which is a Cooked Dish.  The first required six Grape Cornbread, I believe and the second required 3 Polish Dumplings with Sour Cream.  Here is the thrid:

3rd Building Plot Expansion
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Reach Level 20

Have 12 Steak Burgers

Have 5 bowls of Spaghetti

4th Building Plot Expansion
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Reach Level 23

Have 6 Smoked Menhaden
  Skip for 6 RC

Have 6 Plates of Stuffed Turkeys
  Skip for 12 RC

5th Building Plot Expansion
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Reach Level 31

Have 20 Bowls of Dumpling Soup
  Skip for 20 RC

Have 20 bowls of White Wine Crab
  Skip for 20 RC


6th Building Plot Expansion
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Reach Level 37

Have 30 plates of Peach Cobbler

Have 30 Lavender Aroma Bottles


Other New Options
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Stats
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When you tap on the purple star in the top left corner of your screen, more information now appears:

How many points you need to reach the next Level
How many likes you have from Neighbours
How many Island Dev Points you have
How many visits from Neighbours today
How many times Neighbours helped you today
How many free gifts received
How many free gifts sent
How many days you have logged into the game (total, not consecutive)

Friday, April 10, 2015

Time-Restricted Sharing is Caring Quest and Garlands Collection Mission

This is the second time-restricted Mission that celebrates Songkran, or the Thai New Year.  Last year's mission gave us a Tuk Tuk (special vehicle of Thailand) and a Beehive that produces Honey from Lily flowers.  This year, the Mission has rewards that are less connected to Thailand.  I have included a section on the traditional Thai New Year Festival of Songkran at the end of this post.

This dual Mission follows the pattern of all time-restricted Quests lately.  The first component is the usual Collections Mission requiring collection of flower Garlands from four different sources.  The second is a traditional Quest requence called 'Sharing is Caring' that is comprised of 12 steps and further, divided into three parts, each consisting of four steps.  At the end of every part, you will receive a special Reward.  The first is a Special Mission Gift Box containing a few Farm Aids.  The second, at the end of Sharing is Caring VIII is a Decoration for your Seaside Farm.  At the end of Sharing is Caring XII, the final step, you will receive a Decoration for your Island Farm.  The last four steps essentially require access to the Island, although there are tasks within those steps, such as requests for an Item from Neighbours, that do not require Island access.

One component of this traditional Quest that I find a little unfair is the need to create Camomile Baskets.  This was included in the last timed Mission as well and is impossible unless you have considerable Development Points on the Island.  On my first farm, I have the ability to create any sort of Basket in the Flower Basket Machine but on my second farm, although I do have access to the Island, I do not yet have a Bamboo Tree, a Panda or a Flower Basket Machine because I lack sufficient Development Points.  The Panda requires 960 Dev Points, the Bamboo Tree 900 Dev Points and the Flower Basket Machine requires 1360 Dev Points.  To achieve this for a player who is fairly new to the Island is almost impossible in the time given for the Mission.  You therefore only have the option to use RC to complete some of the tasks if you wish to obtain the Decoration for the Island.  Mind you, the price for skipping the task of creating 10 Camomile Baskets is only 5 RC as opposed to 10 RC or more, so it is not that expensive in the general scheme of things.  I remember the last time-restricted Mission where, on my second farm, I had to pay far more to complete the Mission in terms of the Island tasks because my Dev. Points were woefully inadequate at the time.

Collect Garlands:

70 Pink Rose Garlands from Pitaya
50 Marigold Garldands from Mayonnaise
30 Red Rose Garlands from Beef Salami
10 Orchid Garldands from Plum Tree

Rewards: Black Pepper Tree and Super Watering Cans

N.B.  You can purchase Black Pepper Tree in the Market for 6 RC as well

Sharing is Caring Quest
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Sharing is Caring I
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Grandma:  Last night Felicia told me that her Thai friend named Fon would come to visit us as she has a long holiday in her country.  Let's finish some farm tasks before Fon arrives!

Harvest 40 Corn
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 6 Maple Syrup
  Skip for 6 RC

Harvest 40 Tomatoes
  Skip for 20 RC

Grandma:  Haven't seen Fon in ages!  Super excited already!

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 160 XP

Sharing is Caring II
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Grandma:  Morning, Sunshine!  Looks like Felicia and Darryl are still in bed.  Maybe I should bake some tasty trests to wake them up!  Wake 'n Bake!

Produce 40 Cheddar Cheese
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 40 Wheat Bread
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 40 Cheese Burgers
  Skip for 20 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 160 XP

Grandma:  The smell of fresh baked goods is so tempting!  I reckon these kids will wake up soon.

Sharing is Caring III
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Grandma:  Recently we've received lots of orders from other farms.  I think we'd better finish them before Fon gets here.  Felicia will take the lead too!  Can you lend her a hand?

Harvest 40 Oats
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 40 sacks of Rye Flour
  Skip for 20 RC

Sell products worth 3000 Coins from Seaside Barn
  Skip for 3 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 170 XP

Grandma:  Yay!  We've finished them on time!

Sharing is Caring IV
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Grandma:  Felicia told me Fon likes hwite flowers and loves tea.  I'll definitely look up some teas for her!  We should also decorate our farm to give her a nice warm welcome!

Harvest 6 Cherries
  Skip for 6 RC

Harvest 40 Lavender
  Skip for 20 RC

Prepare 12 cups of Maple Milk Tea in your Kitchen
  Skip for 12 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 170 XP

Grandma:  The farm smells of lavender!

Special Reward:  Special Mission Gift Box

Sharing is Caring V
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Grandma:  Fon has just arrived at our farm.  She brought us some Thai dessert to try, but I think we missed something though... that's right!  We need deinks for our guest!

Produce 50 Bottles of Wine
  Skip for 25 RC

Produce 15 glasses of Cherry Juice
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 10 Coconut Milk in your Kitchen
  Skip for 10 RC

Grandma:  Thai desserts and drinks made on our farm!  It's just perfect!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 180 XP

Sharing is Caring VI
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Grandma:  Fon told us that this week is Thai New Year.  Local people usually go back to their hometown and visit their family.  She said that since she's here, she would love to cook some Thai food for us.  Let's get her some ingredients!

Place a Black Pepper Tree on your Farm
  Reward from Collections Mission or purchase in Market for 6 RC

Harvest 6 Black Peppers
  Skip for 6 RC

Harvest 50 Pumpkins
  Skip for 25 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 180 XP

Grandma:  Can't wait to try some food by Chef Fon!

Sharing is Caring VII
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Grandma:  Felicia told me to get some rest and she would help Fon in the kitchen.  Maybe I'll let these two beauties enjoy the cooking and I'll go get some rest.  Do you want to join them in the kitchen?

Prepare 6 plates of Fried Spicy Seafood in your Kitchen
  N.B.  Each Fried Spicy Seafood will require 1 raw Octopus and 1 Black Pepper.  If you intend to use RC, it would be better to buy whatever Octopus you lack for 1 RC each than to skip the task completely as you will need the six plates of Fried Spicy Seafood to make the Spicy Seafood Wonton
  Skip for 6 RC

Prepare 12 Plates of Deep Fried Wonton in your kitchen
  N.B.  Each dish requires 1 Soft Dough and 2 Duck Eggs
  Skip for `12 RC

Prepare 6 plates of Spicy Seafood Wonton Soup in your Kitchen
  N.B.  Each dish requires 1 Fried Spicy Seafood and 1 Deep Fried Wonton
  Skip for 6 RC

Reward:  1000 Coins, 190 XP

Grandma:  Mmmm... I can smell something tasty from the kitchen.

Sharing is Caring VIII
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Grandma:  There are many activities during the Thai New Year.  Fon said people celebrate by splashing water over each other in public or by staying at home and cooking food.  Talking about food makes me hungry again.  Can we get some snacks?

Produce 60 Love Cakes
  Skip for 30 RC

Prepare 6 Bowls of Sweet Mango
  N.B.  Each dish requires Mango and Honey Syrup x 2
  Skip for 6 RC

Produce 60 Jars of Pitaya Jam
  Skip for 30 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 190 XP

Grandma:  I'm enjoying the snacks and stories that Fon's sharing so much of with us!

Special Reward:  Basketball Playground  Decoration for your Seaside Farm

Sharing is Caring IX
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Grandma:  It feels so nice after taking a nap!  But where is every one?  They're probably still preparing dessert in the kitchen.  Can you go to the kitchen again and help them with dessert?  My stomach's already growling!

Prepare 10 plates of Coconut Pudding in your Kitchen
  N.B.  Each Coconut Pudding requires 1 Coconut Milk and 3 Corn
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 10 plates of Egg Custard in Pumpkin
  N.B.  Each Egg Custard in Pumpkin requires 2 Pumpkin and 1 Egg
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 10 plates of Thai Dessert Sets
  N.B.  Each Thai Dessert Set requires 1 Coconut Pudding and 1 Egg Custard in Pumpkin
  Skip for 10 RC

Grandma: The egg and pumpkin was so tasty!  Yum, yum...

Reward: 1000 Coins, 200 XP

Sharing is Caring X
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Grandma:  Another thing that Thai people do during the New Year is pour water on the hands of elders and ask for blessing.  Fon wants to take this chance and ask for blessing from me too.  We need to prepare flowers for this activity!

Collect 20 Flower Blessing Sets from your Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 60 Lavender Essential Oil
  (Must have access to Island and Essential Oil Machine)
  Skip for 30 RC

Harvest 60 Alfalfa
  (Must have access to Island to grow Alfalfa)
  Skip for 30 RC

Grandma:  These flowers smell so nice!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 200 XP

Sharing is Caring XI
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Grandma:  When receiving blessings from elders, one should wish for good health and be gratefuil for the thigs they've done for us.  I could see a tear in Darryl's eye when he was pouring water onto my hands.  Isn't that just adorable?

Produce 6 Cherry Chocolates
  Skip for 6 RC

Harvest 6 Bamboo Shoots
  Skip for 6 RC

Produce 10 Camomile Baskets
  (This requires access to the Island and sufficient Development Points not only to grow Camomile but to have a Panda and sufficient Dev Points for the Flower Basket Machine)
  Skip for 5 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 210 XP

Reward:  I'm so grateful to have them in my life!

Note that the number of items that require fairly high Development Points are not that significant.  You can skip the Bamboo Shoot task and the Camomile Basket task for a total of 11 RC, must less than that required in the previous time-restricted Mission I believe!
The Basket Machine is unlocked only at 1360 Development Points.  Points required to unlock the Bamboo Tree are 900 Dev Points but the Panda who makes the Baskets from the Bamboo Shoots costs 12 RC and is unlocked only with 960 Dev Points.  If you are nowhere near a point where you can obtain 1360 Dev Points, you may wish to skip the 10 Camomile Basket task.  The developers of the game have been kind here in sense as it costs only 5 RC to skip it.

Sharing is Caring XII
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Grandma:  The wather is getting hotter, and it's already Thai New Year.  Let's grab the water blaster and have a water fight, haha!

Collect 20 Water Blasters from Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Complete 6 Helicopter Orders
  (This task requires access to the Island)
  Skip for 6 RC

Craft 6 Lavender Aroma Bottles
  (This task requires access to the Island: create the Wooden Aroma Bottles and the Lavender Oil on the Island, then ship both to the Seaside Farm to make the Lavender Aroma Bottles in your Beauty Shop)
  Skip for 6 RC

Grandma:  We've all had a nice time today.  Thanks so much, Fon, for such a great day!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 210 XP

Special Final Reward:  Bunnies Fountain Decoration

Gallery Registration
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As with any time-restricted Quest or Mission, there are two separate components.  The three items that are obtained as Rewards for completing all aspects of the Quest can be registered AT ANY TIME, but in order to register the Collection, you must register ALL THREE WITHIN A SPECIFIC TIME PERIOD.  If you fail to do so, the Collection entry will be removed from your Gallery.  Note that you still can register the items separately but registration of the actual Collection always includes the Reward of 1 RC and thus is worth the effort.

Black Pepper Tree
  5 Medals, 2 Super Watering Cans

Basketball Playground
  2 MEdals, 10 Green Mystrons

Bunnies Decoration
  5 Medals, 30 Green Mystrons

Sharing is Caring Collection
  Includes Black Pepper Tree, Basketball Playground and Bunnies Fountain
  Reward: 5 Medals, 88 Green Mystrons, 1 RC

Recipes
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Fried Spicy Seafood: 1082 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Black Pepper, Octopus

Deep Fried Wonton: 763 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Soft Dough, Duck Egg x 2

Spicy Seafood Wonton Soup: 1880 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Fried Spicy Seafood, Deep Fried Wonton

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Coconut Pudding: 570 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Coconut Milk, Corn x 3

Egg Custard in Pumpkin: 666 Coins, 1 XP
  Pumpkin x 2, Egg

Thai Dessert Set: 1274 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Coconut Pudding, Egg Custard in Pumpkin

The following is the entry that I wrote for last year's Songkran Mission:

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Thai New Year Festival: Songkran or Songhran
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As with respect to many ancient Festivals, the main thrust of the Thai New Year Festival originally was a prayer for rain so that the crops would grow.  Fertility for the land, in other words, was the reason why people celebrated this Festival as water is the source of life and could be the difference between life and death for people who depended upon the land for sustenance.

Most New Year Festivals involve cleansing rituals and Songkran/Songhran is no exception.  The images of the Buddha are bathed ritually and homes are cleaned thoroughly in preparation for a new Year.  Water fights, even with the use of 'weapons' such as water guns and cannons are an offshoot of the ancient cleansing rituals and are extremely popular in modern Thailand.  People give alms to monks and visit their families.




A sign of respect towards elders is to pour perfumed water on their palms.  This is similar to the ritual of bathing the statues of the Buddha.  Water fights may be fun, but the foundation of the tradition is that of cleansing the body and soul of all negative influences.  The streets are inundated with water during this festival.



A visit to the beach to build pagodas from sand is part of the Songkran/Songhran tradition.

Beauty pageants are a contemporary way of choosing a Songkran Queen.  The origins of the Songkran Queen may be found in a tale that involves King Kabilaprom and his son, Prince Thammaban.  The King asked his son to describe the attributes of a good person during the morning, at noon and finally in the evening.  If the Prince were to answer correctly, the King would forfeit his own head.  If the Prince were to answer incorrectly, the Prince would be beheaded instead.  The Prince gave the correct responses which were the head in the morning, the chest at noon and the foot in the evening.  The King then had to submit to beheading.

(This obviously is a corruption of a very ancient worldwide sacrifice ritual of the King in order to allow his son or heir to take power.  By sacrificing his life, the King or Ruler made certain that the land would be fertile.)

In this case, the King was so powerful that, if his head had touched the ground, a drought would occur, scorching the land.  Nor could the head be tossed into the sky or into the sea.  (This tale has parallels in the legends that surround other heroes in other cultures, among them Imam Husayn.)  His seven angel daughters in turn carried his head clockwise round a sacred mountain, the Phra Sumane Mountain.

Each angel daughter has her own specific attributes and each has a specific day.  When Songkran Day, the New Year Day falls upon the day that is associated with that Queen, her attributes will determine the course of the Year:




Tungsatevee, Sunday: Red clothing, prefers wild fruit with discus in the right hand, shell in the left hand, rides a Garuda

Korakatevee, Monday: Yellow clothing, pearl ornaments, prefers butter oil, dagger in the right hand, walking stick in the left, rides a Tiger

Ragsotevee, Tuesday:  Light red clothing with agate ornaments, prefers blood, trident in the right hand, arrow in the left hand, rides a Pig

Montatevee, Wednesday:  Emerald green clothing, cat's eye ornaments, prefers milk and butter, sharp iron in the right hand, walking stick in the left, rides a Donkey

Kirineetevee, Thursday:  Yellow-green clothing with emerald ornaments, prefers nuts and sesame seeds, elephant hook in the right hand, gun in the left hand, rides an Elephant

Kimitatevee, Friday:  White clothing with topaz ornaments, prefers bananas, dagger in the right hand, Indian vina in the left hand, rides a Buffalo

Mahotorntevee, Saturday:  Black clothing with onyx ornaments, prefers hog deer meat, discus in the right hand, trident in the left hand, rides a Peacock

The Songkran Queen or an image of the Buddha is carried through the streets in many cases: