Friday, December 19, 2014

Farm Alone Time-Restricted Quests and Christmas Presents Collections Mission

Snow Christmas Tree Collections Mission
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Collect Christmas Presents from all kinds of crops, trees, animals and machines!

This is one of those Collections Missions where all Crops, Trees and Machines randomly can be harvested for the necessary item, a Christmas Present in this case.

You must redeem one of each of the four ordinary prizes to unlock the final prize.  Cost is as follows:

Christmas Wreath
  1 Christmas Present
  This is one of two items used to improve your 'luck' and upgrade the Tree

Singing Elves
  240 Christmas Presents or 12 RC
  There is only one of these.

Gingerbread Man
  100 Christmas Presents or 6 RC
  There are five of these

Super Fertiliser
  1 Christmas Gift or 1 RC for the first one.  Price will increase incrementally.

The final Prize is the Santa's Legs, redeemed for 350 Christmas Presents

To upgrade the Tree, Request Christmas Baubles from Neighbours and redeem Christmas Wreathes.  The first upgrade requires 2 Christmas Wreathes and 20 Christmas Baubles.

In tandem with this is the traditional Quest sequence:

Farm Alone Quest
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Farm Alone I
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Darryl:  Ho ho ho, farmer!  Christmas is almost here!  The whole family is working hard to prepare our farm for the magical holiday... But I am bored!  Maybe I'll go check what Ol' MacDonald is up to!  I think I see him there near the Christmas Tree!

Place a Snow Christmas Tree on your Farm
  Cost is 500 Coins

Harvest 8 Apples
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Soft Dough
  Skip for 8 RC

Darryl:  Ol' MacDonald and I decorated theChristmas Tree!  But I stpped on the box or ornaments and now they're all broken!  I'd better leave!

Reward: 100 Coins, 12 XP

Farm Alone II

Darryl:  I'll go check what the girls are doing.  Oh, they are cooking Christmas dishes in the kitchen.  Hmm, it smells so good!  Let's have a look what they are preparing!

Prepare 10 Allspice Crumbles
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 10 Black Forest Cakes
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 10 Condensed Milk
  Skip for 10 RC

Darryl:  I'm getting hungry... I'll ask Grandma to make me a quick snack before dinner!

Reward: 100 Coins, 14 XP

Farm Alone III
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Darryl:  Huh?  The kitchen is empty!  Where is every one?  Grandma?  Felicia?  It looks like everybody is gone!  I wonder where they all went... Well, it seems like I will have to make my snack by myself.

Produce 40 Steak Burgers
  Skip for 20 RC

Place Singing Elves on your Farm
  (from Snow Christmas Tree)
  1 Singing Elves can be redeemed as a Prize for 240 or purchased for 12 RC
  Skip for 10 RC  (Better to purchase the Singing Elves really if you choose this path)

Prepare 10 Fruity Christmas Trees
  Skip for 10 RC

Darryl:  Looks like I'll be spending Christmas alone this year... GREAT!  Finally I can do whatever I want!  Freedom!!!

Reward: 110 Coins, 14 XP

Farm Alone IV
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Darryl:  Ah, it's going to be so much fun!  What do you want to do?  Let's watch TV all day long!  And eat all kinds of candy!  And listen to loud music!  I am loving it!  Let's ee what snacks we can make in the kitchen!

(What do you want to wager that Darryl will have a rude awakening and a sort of epiphany where he realises he wants the real magic of Christmas instead!!!)

Prepare 10 Taai Taai
   Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 10 Egg Tarts
  Skip for 10 RC
  N.B.  DO NOT SELL THESE.  You will need them for the Chocolate Pave in the next set of tasks.

Place 2 Gingerbread Men
  (From Snow Christmas Tree)
  Cost of the first is 100 Christmas Presents or 6 RC
  Cost of the second is 75 Christmas Presents or 6 RC

Darryl:  It's fun and all, but... Where is my family?  I am sick of eating all these candy and it's getting dark... I hope they are OK!

Reward: 110 Coins, 15 XP

Farm Alone V
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Darryl:  It's snowing, windy, cold and dark outside...  I'm glad to be warm and cozy inside!  Huh?  What was this noise?  Did some one enter the farm?!  Oh no!  What to do?  I need to protect the farm!  I know some pranks, but I will need some wool first!

Prepare 10 Chocolate Pave
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 50 Wool
  Skip for 25 RC

Prepare 10 Orange Jam Cookies
  Skip for 10 RC

Darryl:  Alright!  We need to prepare for the fight!

Reward: 110 Coins, 15 XP

Farm Alone VI
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Darryl:  Now is the perfect time to use all of my pranks to make whoever came to the farm regret this decision!  Let's put some cheeries on the floor around the house to make the intruders slip and fall!  Haha!  I'm an evil genius!

Harvest 4 Cherries
  Skip for 4 RC

Prepare 6 Shaved Ice
  Skip for 6 RC

Fertilise Neighbours' Farms 40 Times

Darryl:  This is not the end!  I have even better ideas!

Reward: 120 Coins, 16 XP

Farm Alone VII
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We need to secure the kitchen and I have a brilliant idea!  Why do't we prepare some really sticky or slippery dishes and put them next to the door?  Then whoever enters the room gets stuck or slips!


Prepare 8 Apple Jelly
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Honey Syrup
  Skip for 8 R

Produce 40 Ketchup
  Skip for 20 RC

Darryl:  We're almost done!  After falling for our traps, the intruders will surely give up!  But we should find a safe shelter, just in case...

Reward: 120 Coins, 16 XP

Farm Alone VIII
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Darryl:  I found a great hiding place under the stairs next to the door!  I can observe the situation from there and escape easily!  If I see some one, I will make a lot of noise!  Let's see, what instrument makes a lot of noise...

Collect 20 Trumpets from Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 40 Grape Jam
  Skip for 20 RC

Place Santa's Legs on your Farm
  (From Snow Christmas Tree)
  Skip for 10 RC
N.B.  You need 350 Christmas Presents in order to be able to redeem this final Reward from the Collections Mission.

Darryl:  Okay, I am ready.  Everything is prepared.  I am not scared, I am not scared.

Reward: 120 Coins, 16 XP

Farm Alone IX
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Aaa!   What was that?  Some one knocked on the door!  get ready, the door opens... Uff, it's my family!  They went shopping for some groceries!  I am so happy to see them again!  Now we can make some nice dishes with fresh ingredeients!

Prepare 10 Apple Tarts
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 40 Champagne
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 6 Reindeer Toys
  Skip for 6 RC

Darryl:  I don't ever want to be alone for Christmas again!  And I promise that from now on I will be a good boy!

Reward: 120 Coins, 16 XP

Farm Alone X
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Darryl:  So great to have my family back on the farm!  The Christmas dishes are on the table and the Christmas Eve Tree is all shiiny and beautiful with a lot of presents underneath it!  Let's eat and celebrate together!  Christmas is all about FAMILY!

Merry Christmas!

Produce 40 Love Cakes
  Skip for 20 RC

Prepare 6 Spicy Flank Steaks
  Skip for 6 RC

Prepare 10 Christmas Cookie Baskets
  Skip for 10 RC

Darryl:  Thank you for spending Christmas with us!  We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!

Reward: 120 Coins, 16 XP

FINAL REWARD:  Polar Bear on Igloo Decoration, yields Purple Gift Box when cleaned.

New Kitchen Recipes
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New Recipes are as follows:

Apple Tart: 630 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Apple Jelly, Light Muffin

Orange Jam Cookie: 575 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Orange Jam, Milk Cookies x 2

Christmas Cookie Basket:  1243 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Apple Tart, Orange Jam Cookies

Strategies for Mission
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The Collections Mission is incorporated into the traditional Quest sequence.  It is at a very early stage, in Farm Alone III, that you are required to place the Singing Elves on your Farm.  To redeem them, you either need 240 Christmas Presents or 12 RC.  In the very next task sequence, you need to place two Gingerbread Men, either redeemed for a total of 175 Christmas Presents or for a total of 12 RC.

As always, it is Power that is in short supply for the traditional Quest sequence.  You can find Power randomly in Gift Bags and over the course of time, the 30 default Power in your Kitchen will be replenished naturally.

The time limit for the Mission is longer than the usual 11 Days.  You have a total of 14 days to complete the traditional Farm Alone Quest sequence.  If you are trying to complete the Cooking Stand tasks as well, however, it may be a good idea to focus on the Farm Alone Quest to complete it in the next three days before the fourth round of Dishes is unlocked at the Cooking Stand.

The Island is another complication at this point in time.  With a limited number of Neighbours in Seaside, the need to request various Materials for buildings for the Island cuts into the Request totals for the Christmas Baubles.  I intend to ignore the Island now basically until the Christmas Mission on the original Seaside Farm is completed.

Christmas Sale Items
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There are three current Sale Offers, each of which gives different specific Items.  With each sale purchase, however, you obtain a special bag that contains random rewards.  If you accept three Sale Offer purchases, you definitely should receive 1 Sled in one of the Bags.

Sled:  Cleanable Decoration that yields a Gold Gift Box

N.B.  The best Gift Boxes are Blue, followed by Purple, then Gold and finally White.  There are others that are Bags and some Decorations give other Items such as Chocolate or merely Coins.  Most of the Cleanable Decorations that can be purchased for Coins in the Market yield only Coins when cleaned by a Neighbour.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

New Island in Family Farm Seaside and Island Quests

I now have created a separate Page for the Island which will be updated as I make progress in my game.  I will try to continue to update this Post as well but look at the 'Life on the Island' Page, found on a tab above all Posts, for the most recent and comprehensive information in future.



There is a new update for Family Farm Seaside that introduces an Island.  This will be a second farm.  In order to unlock the Island to gain access, you will need to complete a puzzle that consists of six different pieces.  Unlock each piece by completing the three specific required tasks as follows:


Puzzle Piece 1
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Expand your Farm to 19 x 19

Expand your Batch Production to Level 4

Sell 300,000 worth of goods from the Barn


Puzzle Piece 2
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Harvest 200 Love Fruit
  Skip for 100 RC

Have 15 Polish Dumplings with Sour Cream
  Skip for 15 RC

Have 20 Grape Cornbread
  Skip for 20 RC

Puzzle Piece 3
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Harvest 99 Red Roses

Have 15 Red Cord Necklaces

Have 10 Conch Earrings

Puzzle Piece 4
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Catch 6 Blue Swimmer Crabs
  Skip for 12 RC

Have 10 Steamed Blue Swimmer Crab from the Seafood House
  Skip for 20 RC

Have 10 Dried Starfish from the seafood House
  Skip for 20 RC

Puzzle Piece 5
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Upgrade your Warehouse to Level 4

Place 1 Balloon Door on your Farm
  Skip for 10 RC

Place 1 Bonfire Tent on your Farm
  Skip for 10 RC

Puzzle Piece 6
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Fertilise your Neighbour's farms 100 times
  Skip for 20 RC

Collect 50 Photos from Neighbours
  Skip for 25 RC

Have 99 Daisy Bouquets as a thank you gift for Neighbours
  Skip for 99 RC?

Note that in some cases, I have not included the RC price for 'skipping' the step because my farm had the requirement before the Island was offered.

When you have collected all the Puzzle Pieces, the Island will be unlocked.  As soon as you arrive, you will be able to start new Missions that involve both Felicia and her father.

Gameplay on the Island is very different from the original Seaside Farm although farming in terms of growing Crops is the same.  The biggest difference is that of the 'Dev points' that are required to unlock new Crops, Animals, Machines and Decorations.  These points only can be earned evidently by transporting items harvested on the Island to your original Seaside Farm.

The other main difference is in the way purchases are limited to a specific number of Items of any type.  For example, you can purchase a total of four Hardware Stores.  Some are limited to a total of four, others to seven.   The first has a coin price.  The others have RC prices.  This is true of most of the Items on the Island.  Furthermore, new Items even with coin prices must be unlocked by amassing a specific number of Dev. Points in most cases.



Travel to and from the Island
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When you arrive at the Island, you may not know how to return to the Seaside Farm.  You transport goods back and forth by zeppelin but although Felicia speaks of taking the zepplin herself, all you have to do is to tap on the little Island Icon in the top right corner of your screen.  The same icon is used for travel to the Seaside Farm and to the Island Farm from the Seaside Farm.
Seaside Items and Island Items
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For those of us who craved more space for our Decorations, Machines and Trees, the Island offers NO solution whatsoever.  It is impossible to place Seaside Farm Items on the Island and impossible to place Island Items on the Seaside Farm.  We have two separate farms with very different attributes and items rather than another Farm that can be used for excess Seaside Items.  I am a little disappointed by this personally but hope they will offer another Seaside expansion soon as my original Farm is densely overpopulated!

Strategies for Island
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I made a possible error when I unlocked the Island by purchasing and using all possible new Items immediately.  This is a mistake insofar as all the Quests are tutorials to teach you how to use the various Items and options.  For example, I harvested all my Oak Trees so when I reached the Quest that required me to harvest Oak Trees, they no longer were ready for harvest.  And so on and so forth.  Best not to do anything initially until you are told to perform the task in a Quest if you wish to move forward as quickly as possible.  Once you have expanded to the Helicopter, it does not really matter any longer as there will be enough to do without anticipating future tasks for Quests.

There is one action, however, that should be performed as often as possible in order to make progress.  Use your Machines as much as you can to obtain Mastery.  It is Mastery that unlocks the ability to make new Items where any Machine is concerned.    You will need 1 Star Mastery at least to complete specific Quests as well on the Island.

At first I thought that one could not choose which Neighbour's Farm to visit, but in fact, one can.  When you open the Neighbour Menu, look at the top right.  There is a new option to: Visit Island First.  Unmark this option if you wish to visit the Neighbour's original Seaside Farm instead.  There is one important reason why you may wish to visit the oriiginal Farm rather than the Island at this point in time.  Although there are cleanable Decorations available in the Market for the Island, they can be unlocked only when the Farmer has amassed a significant number of Dev. Points.  You therefore may find no cleanable Decorations on the Island Farms where the same Farmer may have a large number of cleanable Decorations as well as Cooking Stand Dishes on the original Farm.

The two basic keys to making progress on the Island are Dev. Points and Mastery.  Mastery is earned by using specific Machines or Crafting in a Craft Building.  Dev. Points are earned by completing Helicopter Orders and some Quests.  Helicopter Orders are very similar to the Daily Orders on the Seaside Farm, except for the fact that each Helicopter Order requires time to complete and only one can be completed at a time.   Not all take the same amount of time.  Many have taken a quarter of an hour but some take 20 minutes.

Island Missions
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The new missions are as follows:

One Exciting Day!
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One Exciting Day I
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Father: It's been so long since I met my sweet children!  I am so happy that they are coming to see me!  Will you help me to harvest some crops and prepare the farm for their visit?

Harvest Flax (12)
  Skip for 12 RC

Harvest Alfalfa
  Skip for 12 RC

Harvest Cassava
  Skip for 12 RC

Reward: 500 Coins, 75 XP

Father: The crops and trees on the Island are so different to the ones at the seaside!  They will love it here!

One Exciting Day II
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Father: Do you think they still remember me?  You know, now I would trade all the super fertilisers in the world to spend more time with my kids!  Oops, with all this talking, I forgot to feed my goat!

Feed Angora Goat
  Skip for 3 RC

Collect Mohair
  Skip for 1 RC

Father:  It is a bit chilly here at night, but mohair will keep us all warm!

Reward: 500 Coins, 75 XP

One Exciting Day III
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I hope they can stay with me here for a while so we can spend more time together.  I will teach them all the farm secrets that I know!  For example, how to make yarn.

Produce Mohair Yarn
  Skip for 1 RC

Collect Mohair Yarn
  Skip for 1 RC

Father:  Actually, the kids' grandma will be more interested in the yarn production.  I can simply show the kids all the fun stuff they can do on the island.

Reward: 500 Coins, 75 XP

One Exciting Day IV
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Father:  While we are preparing the farm, let's plant some delicious cranberries!  They might be ready by the time the kids arrive, so the kids can have some to eat.  I don't think they've tried cranberries before.

Add Plot
  Skip for 9 RC

Plant Cranberry
  Skip for 9 RC

Father:  To be honest, i don't know what to prepare for them to eat.  I never cook for myself.  I just eat what nature gives me here.

Reward: 500 Coins, 75 XP

One Exciting Day V
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Father:  I sent a zeppelin to pick them up.  They should be here very soon.  We should be quick with finishing all the tasks, so that I can spend more time with my precious children!

Plant 6 Alfalfa
  Skip for 6 RC

Plant 10 Flax
  Skip for 10 RC

Collect 3 Mohair
  Skip for 6 RC

Father:  Do you see that little dot in the sky?  It is them!  Oh no, we still haven't finished all the work!

Reward: 500 Coins, 90 XP

This sequence is followed by:

Welcome to the Island
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Welcome to the Island I
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Father:  Welcome!  Finally we are all on the Island!  First I will show you around!  Haha!  Have you ever seen a water mill?  This water mill is doing a really great job!

Have a Water Mill
  Cost is 20000 Coins

N.B.  The Water Mill is incomplete.  You need a total of six parts.  Three can be requested from Neighbours and the other three crafted in the Hardware Shop.  Otherwise, pay a total of 6 RC to complete the building.  Note that use of Materials is different on the Island.  When you have the Items needed, tap on the ? and you will be given the option to use the Materials in your BARN rather than your Gift Box.
 
Refill Water Mill
  Skip for 3 RC

Father:  Do you see how effective the Water Mill is?  It's really great to have a water mill on your Farm!

Reward: 600 Coins, 90 XP

Welcome to the Island II
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Father:  The water mill produces flour, and we can even make cassave flour!  Can you help me plant some cassava?

Plant 15 Cassave
  Skip for 15 RC

Harvest 15 Cassava
  Skip for 15 RC

Collect 6 Cassave Flour
  Skip for 6 RC

Father: Aren't you guys excited to see what we can make with cassava flour?

Reward: 600 Coins, 90 XP

Welcome to the Island III
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Father:  Kids, there are many reasons why I have decided to stay here.  Can you guess one of them?  Oh!  You already found one!

Plant 15 Alfalfa
  Skip for 15 RC

Feed Angora Goat 12 times
  Skip for 12 RC

Collect 12 Mohair
  Skip for 12 RC

Father:  I was a bit afraid you wouldn't like my angora goat, but who couldn't like this super cute animal?!

Reward: 600 Coins, 90 XP

Welcome to the Island IV
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Father:  It's easy to forget about farm work when you are taking care of these cute animals.  Can you please help me with some tasks before I show you more of the island?

Help 10 Neighbours
  Skip for 10 RC

Plant 10 Flax
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 10 Flax
  Skip for 10 RC

Father:  Ha ha!  You got me.  I tried to show them more of the fun stuff, rather than work, so that they will visit me more often.

Reward: 600 Coins, 90 XP

Welcome to the Island V
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Kid, where are you?  Oh!  You already learned how to produce linen!  You're so talented!

Produce 10 Linen
  Skip for 10 RC

Collect 10 Linen
  Skip for 10 RC

N.B.  In order to unlock the Loom, you need to complete the second farm expansion.

When you have made the expansion, you then must complete the first Loom before it can be used or another one purchased.  The first loom will require the followsing:

5 Warp Beams  (Request from Neighbour or buy for 1 RC each)

5 Lag Bolts  (Craft or purchase for 1 RC each)

3 Nails  (Craft or purchase for 1 RC each)

20 Nuts (Craft or purchase for 1 RC each)

Father:  I'm so proud of you!  I knew the seaside farm was in good hands!

Reward: 750 Coins, 113 XP, 10 Dev Points

Welcome to the Island VI
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Father:  I got the spinning machine especially for Felicia!  Let's see if she can handle it on her own!

Spinning Machine Mastery Points
  You need 80 Points for 1 Star Mastery

Produce 12 Angora Hair
  Skip for 12 RC

Collect 12 Angora Hair
  Skip for 12 RC

N.B.  When you have achieved 1 Star Mastery, Angora Hair Yarn and Wool Yarn will be unlocked.  You will need to transport the Angora Hair and Wool from the original Seaside Farm before you can use it in the Machine.

Father:  She is a natural.  Her Grandmother taught her really well!

Reward: 750 Coins, 113 XP, 10 Dev Points

Welcome to the Island VII
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Learning is about repetition.  Do you remember how to use the water mill?  Let's have a walk and you can show me what you have learned!

Water Mill Mastery Points
  You need 80 for 1 Star Mastery

Harvest 2 Chestnut Trees
  Skip for 2 RC

Produce 2 Chestnut Flour
  Skip for 2 RC

Father:  Great job!  I can see that you will also be good farmer on the island.

Reward: 750 Coins, 113 XP, 10 Dev Points

THIS IS THE END OF THIS SEQUENCE, FOLLOWED BY:

Family Reunion
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Family Reunion I
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Finally my children are back for a visit!  And Darryl already wants to tell me about his idea!  He thinks the products here are amazing and we should start trading items between both farms!

Produce 15 Wool Yarn
  Skip for 15 RC

Transport 15 Wool Yarn to the Seaside Farm
  Skip for 15 RC

Sell 15 Wool Yarn at the Seaside Farm
  Skip for 15 RC

Father:  Woohoo!  What great trades!  We can also produce more, so that both our farms become even more popular!

Reward: 750 Coins, 113 XP, 10 Dev Points

Family Reunion II
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Your father really loved to eat my pies... For a long time he couldn't enjoy them, but he must be really missing my pies now!  Let's get a pie machine and surprise him!

Buy Pie Machine
  Pic Machine costs 33000 Coins and is unlocked when you have 250 Dev. Points

Build Pie Machine

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The second sequence of Missions that is available upon arrival involve Felicia:

On the Way to Dad
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On the Way to Dad I
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Felicia:  I cannot believe we will see Dad soon!  Darryl is going wild too!  Of course we will not go empty handed, so let's prepare something as a gift for him!

Buy Chestnut Tree
  Skip for 6 RC
  Cost is 4000 Coins

Harvest Chestnut Tree
  Harvest the 2 that are ripe.

Reward: 500 Coins, 75 XP

Felicia;  Chestnuts are delicious and I remember Dad used to collect them with us.  I think it's a nice walk down memory lane!

On the Way to Dad II
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Felicia:  Wow, Dad sent a zeppelin to pick us up as well as some money for the trip.  I am already feeling a bit dizzy.  I never flew before!  I think I need to spend the money on some airsickness medicine!

Transport Chestnut to Seaside Farm
  Skip for 2 RC

Sell Chestnut at Seaside Farm
  Skip for 2 RC

Felicia:  Thank goodness the medicine works!  The view from the zeppelin is beautiful!

Reward: 500 Coins, 75 XP

On the Way to Dad III
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Felicia:  Darryl and Grandma seem to love the flight!  Darryl even asked if we can fly back and forth all day long: seems like he totally forgot his excitement for Dad!

Transport to Seaside Farm
  Skip for 1 RC

Transport to Island Farm
  Skip for 1 RC

N.B.  What this means essentially is that you need to transport at least one Item to Seaside and one to the Island.

Felicia:  We are arriving soon!  I am so excited to see Dad again!

Reward:  500 Coins, 75 XP

 On the Way to Dad IV
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The island looks nice!  I can totally understand why Dad settled here!  But where is he?  Grandma said he probably found an interesting farming project again and forgot the time!

Have a Hardware Store

Craft Crosscut Saw
  Skip for 2 RC

Collect Crosscut Saw
  Skip for 2 RC

Felicia;  Grandma was right!  He was working in the hardware store!

Reward: 500 Coins, 75 RC

On the Way to Dad V
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Felicia:  Dad is so happy to see us and wants to show us the whole island!

Expand to Plot 4

Earn 10,000 Coins at Seaside Farm
  Skip for 6 RC

Felicia:  There is so much to see here!

Reward: 2500 Coins, 90 XP

This sequence is followed by another one that involves Felicia:

Hide and Seek
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Hide and Seek I

Felicia:  What a beautiful day!  Dad is busy right now, so let's have some fun on our own and play hide and seek!  Darryl, prepare yourself!  Are you ready?  1, 2, 3, GO!

Harvest Oak Tree four times
  Skip for 4 RC

Craft 1 Wooden Cylinder
  Skip for 1 RC

Felicia:  He accepted the challenge!

Reward: 500 Coins, 75 XP

Hide and Seek II
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Felicia:  This oak tree is huge!  Do you think that Darryl can find me if I will hide in it?  Let's try it out!

Collect 4 Wooden Cylinder
  Skip for 4 RC

Transport 3 Wooden Cylinder to Seaside FArm
  Skip for 3 RC

Sell 3 Wooden Cylinder at Seaside FArm
  Skip for 3 RC

Felicia:  I'm so good at this game!

Reward: 862 Coins, 130 XP

Hide and Seek III
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Felicia:  Oh, I can't go higher!  I have an idea!  Let's craft a ladder and get even higher!  First I need some nuts for the ladder!

Craft 5 Nuts
  Skip for 5 RC

Collect 5 Nuts
  Skip for 5 RC

Felicia:  Besides the ladder, we could use these nuts to build a sawmill later!  What do you think?

Reward: 862 Coins, 130 XP

Hide and Seek IV
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Felicia:  What are nuts without the lag bolts, right?  So let's craft some of those too!  Our ladder is almost done!

Create 3 Lag Bolts
  Skip for 3 RC

Collect 3 Lag Bolts
  Skip for 3 RC

Felicia:  Amazing!  Now let's hurry up and climb the tree.  Darryl will never find me!

Reward: 862 Coins, 130 XP

Hide and Seek V
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The ladder worked perfectly.  I can see everything from up here.  Is that Darryl?  What is he doing over there?  I better go help him!

Have 4 Oak Trees

Harvest 8 Oak Trees
  SKip for 8 RC

Craft 8 Wooden Cylinders
  Skip for 8 RC

Felicia;  Poor Darryl, he's so bad at this game!

Reward: 862 Coins, 130 XP

Hide and Seek VI
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Felicia;  Cool!  We found a whole new area.  I guess there are still a lot of things to be discovered on this huge island.  Let's do it!

Expand to Plot 5

Earn 20000 Coins at Seaside Farm

Felicia:  Life on the Island is so much fun!

Reward: 862 Coins, 130 XP

THIS IS THE LAST QUEST IN THIS SEQUENCE, FOLLOWED NOW BY DARRYL'S QUESTS:

The Little Craftsman Quests
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The Little Craftsman I
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Darryl:  Hide and seek with Felicia was so much fun!  Oh, look!  There's a helicopter on the Island!  So cool!  Now it will be a lot easier to send products to the seaside Farm to sell!

Have a Loom

Finish 3 Helicopter Orders
   Skip for 3 RC 

(There may be a glitch here because it was only when I began a fourth that the quest completed.)

Darryl:  The loom is ready for usage!

Reward: 5000 Coins, 147 XP, 8 Dev Points


The Little Craftsman II
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Darryl:  Everything is almost ready for sending!  All we need are some nails that Grandma asked me to craft!  I guess we'll have to ask for Felicia's help, since she's an expert at using the sawmill.  Wait... did I say 'Ask for Felicia's help'?

Craft 1 Nail
  Skip for 1 RC

Collect 1 Nail
  Skip for 1 RC

Transport 1 Nail to Seaside Farm
  Skip for 1 RC

N.B.  Note that Nails are crafted at the Hardware Store and NOT the Sawmill.

Darryl:  She thinks she's the best at using the sawmill!  I wish it wasn't true!

Reward: 780 Coins, 118 XP, 8 Dev Points

The Little Craftsman III
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Yeah!  We made all the orders just in time!  Now let's sell the nails at the seaside farm to earn some money.  Oh, I almost forgot!  Grandma asked us to bring back some angora hair to the island farm for the new spinning machine!  So cool!

Earn 50000 Coins at Seaside Farm
  Skip for 50 RC

Sell 1 Nail at Seaside Farm
  Skip for 1 RC

Transport 15 Angora Hair to Island Farm
  Skip for 15 RC

Darryl:  Helping Dad and Grandma on the Island farm is so much fun!

Reward: 780 Coins, 118 XP, 8 Dev. Points

The Little Craftsman IV
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Darryl:  I have finally some free time to learn som carpentry skills and Felicia promised to teach me!  She said we should first find some good wood. Let's have a look in the forest there!

Have 150 Dev Points

Have 3 Cedar
  Skip for 3 RC

Each Cedar Tree costs 4500 Coins.  You can have a total of 7.

Darryl:  This Cedar that I found in the forest is just perfect!

Reward: 780 Coins, 118 XP, 8 Dev Points

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Darryl:  Now that we have found the wood, we can start crafting planks to build a tree house!  That would be so cool!  First things first, let's craft what we need!

Harvest 3 Cedar
  Skip for 3 RC

Craft 3 Wooden Planks
  Skip for 3 RC

Collect 3 Wooden Planks



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Hardware Store
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You can build a Hardware Store by purchasing it for 5000 Coins, then building
  Skip for 6 RC

Sawmill
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You can purchase a Sawmill and then craft items from Wood.  These items are needed to complete Quest tasks as well for crafting in the Workshop.

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Island Expansions
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Island Expansions are required tasks in specific Quests and often unlock a new Machine or other Item.  Note that, whenever there is a specific total for an Item requirement for an expansion, you will be unable to count a partial completion.  In other words, if the expansion requires 50 Linen, 45 Linen will NOT decrease the RC price to skip completion of the Item production.


1st Island Expansion
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Save 20000 Coins to buy expansion

Have a Sawmill on your Island Farm
  Skip for 2 RC

Have 15 Mohair Yarn to buy expansion
   Skip for 10 RC


In the 1st Expansion, you will unlock Oat Trees.  You need to craft Saws  or purchase an Electric Saw for 1 RC to cut the Tree.

2nd Island Expansion
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Save 50000 Coins to buy expansion

Have 10 Wooden Cylinders to buy expansion
  Skip for 10 RC

Have 30 Cassava Flour to buy expansion
  Skip for 15 RC


With the 2nd expansion, the Heliport should be unlocked and you should see the following message:

Congratulations!  Now you have your own personal heliport!  Let's see what we can do with it!

Complete Heliport Orders to gain Dev Points



Today, only the first two Helicopter Orders I completed gave me 10 Dev. Points each.  After that, I received only 5 Dev. Points for each Order completed.


3rd Island Expansion
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Save 150000 Coins to buy expansion

Have 50 Linen to buy expansion
  Skip for 15 RC

Have 50 Angora Hair Yarn to buy expansion
  Skip for 20 RC


Note that 50 Angora Hair must be transferred by zeppelin from the original Seaside Farm in order to be able to make the Angora Hair Yarn.

You must complete the requirements for the total number of items requested.  Partial completion does not reduce the RC price of the task.

When you have completed the 3rd Expansion, you will have unlocked the Workshop there.  Initially, you can make a Wooden Chair in your Workshop, using 4 Wooden Cylinders and 1 Wooden Plank.

Unfortunately, use of the Workshop requires Power.

4th Island Expansion
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Save 300000 Coins to buy expansion

Have 75 Wool Cloth to buy expansion
  Skip for 15 RC

Have 20 Wooden Planks to buy expansion
  Skip for 20 RC

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New Animals:
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Angora Goat
  You will have one, but can buy three others for 8 RC each

Camel
  50000 Coins and 350 Dev. points

Panda
  12 RC and 960 Dev Points

Silkworm Home
  150000 Coins and 1920 Dev. points

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New Machines
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Spinning Machine
  You have one and can buy three more for 8 RC each

With 1st Star Mastery, you will unlock Wool Yarn and Angora Hair Yarn.  1st Star Mastery requires that you make a total of 88 Mohair Yarn.  With 2nd Star Mastery, requiring that you make a total of 600 Yarns, you will unlock Camel Hair Yarn and Alpaca Hair Yarn.  With the final 3rd Star Mastery, you will unlock Horse Hair Yarn.

N.B.  All raw materials for the Spinning Wheel, apart from the Mohair, must be transported from Seaside before they can be used in this Machine.

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Loom
  12 RC
  N.B.  Your first Loom is to be found in the 2nd Expansion.  It will be unfinished and will require materials to complete.

The only cloth you can make at the start is Linen.  With 1st Star Mastery, requiring that you make a total of 80 Linen, you will unlock Wool Cloth, needed for the 4th Expansion task.  With 2nd Star Mastery, you will unlock Cotton Cloth and with the final 3rd Star Mastery, you will unlock Silk Cloth.

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Watermill
  15 RC

The default item for the Watermill is Cassava Flour.  With 1st Star Mastery, you will unlock Chestnut Flour.  With 2nd Star Mastery, requiring a total of 600 Flour, you will unlock Barley Flour and with the final 3rd Star Mastery, you will unlock High Gluten Flour.

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Pie Machine
  33000 Coins and 250 Dev Points

Essential Oil Machine
  12 RC and 720 Dev Points

Dehydrator
  12 RC and 1200 Dev Points

Flower Basket Machine
  145000 Coins and 1360 Dev Points

Hat Machine
  170000 Coins and 1680 Dev Points

Flavoured Bread Machine
  10 RC and 2160 Dev Points

Tea Master
  12 RC and 3120 Dev Points

Yoghurt Machine
  100000 Coins and 900 Dev Points

Hotdog Machine
  12 RC and 1050 Dev Points

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New Trees:
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chestnut Tree
  Third one costs 1 RC  and you can have a total of 5

Tea Tree
  2200 Coins and 250 Dev Points

Bamboo
  3200 Coins and 900 Dev Points

Morus Tree
  7000 Coins and 1760 Dev Points

Oak Tree
  2000 Coins

Cedar Tree
  4500 Coins and 150 Dev Points

Red Sanders
  22000 Coins and 1100 Dev Points

Buildings
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Workshop
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The Workshop is a fully finished Building that will be unlocked when you complete the 3rd Expansion on the Island.  It requires Power to use, however.

The default Item that you can make without any Mastery is a Wooden Chair.  To make it, you need 4 Wooden Cylinders and 1 Wooden Plank.

Here are the items you can make with their requirements and ingredients:

Wooden Chair: 1745 Coins
  Ingredients:  Wood Cylinder x 4, Cedar Wood

Scarecrow Toy: 779 Coins
  Ingredients:  Mohair Yarn x 2, Cedar Wood

Oil Painting Frame: 676 Coins
  Requires 150 Dev. Points
  Ingredients:

Wood Aroma Bottle: 819 Coins
  Requires150 Dev Points

Make-Up Box: 1090 Coins
  Requires 600 Dev Points

Coral Dressing Table:  4248 Coins
  Requires 1100 Dev Points

Flower Table: 5602 Coins
  Requires 1500 /Dev Points

Dev Points
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You will see that many of the Items only become available when the Farmer has amassed a specific quantity of 'Dev' points.  Dev Points are gained via the Heliport, which requires the 2nd farm expansion.

The Heliport has Orders that are similar somewhat to the Daily Order Board on the original Seaside Farm.

For example, on my Island, I see the following today:

Mohair  x 2, Oak Wood x 2:  654 Coins, 10 Dev Points

Flax x 3, Cassava Flour x 2: 645 Coins, 10 Dev Points

Nut x 2, Egg x 2: 476 Coins, 10 Dev Points

Sugar Cube, Chestnut: 391 Coins, 10 Dev Points




Note that the Orders include two Items that must be transported FROM the Seaside Farm in the form of the Eggs and the Sugar Cube.

Each Order must be transported by helicopter which means that it takes time before another Order can be filled, unlike the Daily Order Board.  If you do not like an Order or feel you cannot complete it, you can delete it to load a different Order in its place.  Whenever an Order is filled, moreover, a new one will load in its place.

Another feature of the Helicopter Orders evidently is that one only can fill a certain number per day with a 10 Dev Point reward.  At some point, the Reward decreases to 5 Dev Points per Order.  Today, I was able to fill only two Orders with a Reward of 10 Dev Points.  When those had been completed, the Reward for the remaining Orders on the Board changed to 5 Dev Points.  Judge for yourself whether or not it is worthwhile to continue or better to wait until the next day.  Some Dev Points are earned through Quest completion as well. 

You will see in the photographs how later Orders carried Rewards of only 5 Dev Points as compared to the original 10.

Finally, it appears that the completion time is different from Order to Order.  Some have been a quarter of an hour.  Others have taken 20 Minutes.

Zeppelin Transport
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You will begin with two Zeppelins.  To add a third, you must build it or pay a total of 99 RC to skip the requirements for materials.  Materials are:

20 Rope  (Request from Neighbours as Free Gift or pay 1 RC each)
25 Nuts ( Craft or pay 1 RC each)
25 Lag Bolts (Craft or pay 1 RC each)
25 Nails (Craft or pay 1 RC each)

The Zeppelins are very important in Seaside as transporting Items from one Farm to the other is the only way to complete many of the Helicopter Orders as well as some of the Quests.

Unlocking New Options in Machines
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New Machines are unlocked by obtaining specific totals in terms of Dev Points by filling Helicopter Orders but within any Machine, there usually is more than one possible product to be made.  When you first acquire a new Machine, however, you will be able to make only one product.  For example, with respect to the Spinning Machine, you can make only Mohair Yarn.   To unlock new products, you must make sufficient Mohair Yarn to earn a Star.  One Star will unlock Angora Hair Yarn and Wool Yarn.  Two Stars will unlock Camel Hair Yarn and Alpaca Hair Yarn.  Three stars will unlock Horse Hair Yarn.

Remember that you cannot place original Seaside Items on the Island.  You therefore must TRANSPORT any Animal Products that you wish to use in the Spinning Machine if you wish to make them into Yarn.

Unlocking New Options Early
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Even though progress for the most part on the Island is based upon Mastery and Dev. Points, there are tasks that can be completed by using RC instead of fulfilling the actual requirement.  Among these are some of the Island Expansions.  If you do not mind spending RC like water, you can skip tasks that you are unable to complete and go ahead with an Expansion but really, this can be counterproductive as all things tend to work together and there is no point in unlocking a new Machine that is placed on Expansion land if you cannot make the items required to use it.    There is plenty of land in the early stages for Crops, Machines, Trees and the only Animal that does not require Dev. Points.  The Expansions usually do unlock new Options and it is a good idea to unlock the Helicopter Pad on the 2nd Expansion as early as possible, but beyond that, the Expansions can wait.

For example, to purchase the 4th Expansion, you need to produce 75 Wool Cloth and 20 Wooden Planks.  Wool Cloth requires 2nd Star Mastery of the Loom to produce.  The Wooden Planks are made in the Sawmill from Cedar Wood.  The Cedar Tree requires Dev. Points to unlock.  Why skip those two tasks for a total of 35 RC?  Best to move forward naturally until you have been able to unlock the required Items.

Spending RC on the Island
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The Island is different from the original Seaside Farm in many ways, not the least of which is the price of Items that have been unlocked.  First, there is a limit to the number of each Item that can be purchased and the price changes according to the number purchased.  In many cases, the first Item of any type either carries a Coin price or is located on an Expansion.  In the latter case, one obtains the Item automatically when the Expansion is purchased.

It is the second Item of any type that usually carries an RC price.  You need to ask yourself if you really need a second Machine or Animal or Building when it carries a premium cash price.  Obviously, you can produce twice as fast with a second Machine or Animal but is that really necessary?  Every player is different and some can afford to purchase more premium cash than others.  In my own experience, however, I realised after purchasing a second Machine or Building on the Island that I did not really need it and it could not even be used to advantage unless I actually spent ALL MY TIME on the Island instead of in the real world!  For you see, at this point in time, there is no Batch Production on the Island.  OP is very expensive as well and one earns a limitied amount by obtaining Gift Boxes.  I find that it is best to conserve the OP and Power in my Gift Box for the time-restricted Quests and Missions.

Watermill Products
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The initial product made in the Watermill is Cassave Flour.  With one Star, you will unlock Chestnut Flour.  With two Stars, you will unlock Barley Flour.  With three Stars, you will unlock High Gluten Flour.

Loom Products
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The initial product made in the Loom is Linen.  With one Star, you will unlock Wool Cloth.    With two Stars, you will unlock Cotton Cloth.  With three Stars, you will unlock Silk Cloth.

Island Item Values
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Crop Values:
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Flax: 73 Coins
  Cost: 70 Coins
  Harvest: 1hr. 30 min.

Alfalfa: 40 Coins
  Cost: 39 Coins
  Harvest: 20 min.

Cassava: 156 Coins
  Cost: 148 Coins
  Harvest: 4 hours

Cranberry: 134 Coins
  Cost: 122 Coins
  Harvest: 6 Hours

Garlic: 100 Coins
  Cost: 88 Coins
  Harvest: 9 Hours

As yet Unlocked:

Cactus:
  Cost: 55 Coins
  Requires 300 Dev Points

Camomile:
  Cost: 224 Coins
  Requires 640 Dev Points

Barley:
   Cost: 107 Coins
  Requires 480 Dev Points

Honeysuckle:
  Cost: 02 Coins
  Requires 800 Dev Points

Zucchini:
  Cost: 276 Coins
  Requires 1440 Dev Points

Wild Wheat:
  Cost: 174 Coins
  Requires 1600 Dev Points

Kiwi Fruit
  Cost: 366 Coins
  Requires 2240 Dev Points

Violet:
  Cost: 504 Coins
  Requires 2960 Dev Points

Tea Plant
  Cost: 47 Coins
  Requires 2560 Dev Points

Mint:
  Cost: 188 Coins
  Requires 2800 Dev Points

Pineberry:
  Cost: 421 Coins
  Requires 3120 Dev Points

Watermill Products:
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Cassave Flour: 163 Coins
Chestnut Flour: 40 Coins
Barley Flour: 128 Coins
High Gluten Flour: 186 Coins

Spinning Machine Products:
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Mohair Yarn: 47 Coins
Angora Hair Yarn: 101 Coins
Wool Yarn: 67 Coins
Camel Hair Yarn: 65 Coins
Alpaca Hair Yarn: 208 Coins
Horse Hair Yarn: 115 Coins

Loom Products:
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Linen: 78 Coins
Wool Cloth: 68 Coins
Cotton Cloth: 278 Coins
Silk: 53 Coins

Workshop Products:
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Wooden Chair: 1745 Coins

Scarecrow Toy: 779 Coins
 
Oil Painting Frame: 676 Coins
 
Wood Aroma Bottle: 819 Coins

Make-Up Box: 1090 Coins

Coral Dressing Table:  4248 Coins

Flower Table: 5602 Coins




Friday, December 5, 2014

Time-Restricted Fortune Telling Night Quest and Candles Collection Mission

Fortune-Telling Night Mission and Candles Collections

Candles Collection Mission
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Collect Candles

Try to collect Colourful Candles when making farm products as follows:

70 Pink Candles from Pitaya
50 Blue Candles from Peacock Feathers
30 Yellow Candles from Orange Jam
10 Green Candles from Matcha Tree

Rewards: Street Lamp Decoration and Juniper Bush

Note that you can purchase the Juniper Bush in the Market as well for 7 RC.  It yields Juniper Berry every 6 Hours.

In tandem with the Collections Mission is the usual traditonal Quest sequence as follows:

Fortune Telling Night Quest
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Fortune-Telling Night I
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Felicia:  Have you ever heard of St. Andrew's Night?  It's a traditional night of magic and fortune-telling.  Young girls will try to find out about their future by playing games!  Do you want to try it out after we finish our work on the farm?

Plant 40 Fern Flowers
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 40 Fern Flowers
  Skip for 20 RC

Craft 6 Conch Earrings
  Skip for 6 RC

N.B.  The Nautica Sea Snail takes 49 Minutes to process in the Seafood House and yields Raw Sea Snail with the Sea Snail Shell you need as a POSSIBLE Bonus.   If you have not been processing your Snails regularly, you may think about buying the shells for 1 RC each.  Stupidly, I have over 40 Sea Nails in my Barn, none of them processed yet!

The ingredients for Conch Earrings are 1 Conch Shell, 1 Snail Shell and 1 pair of Earring Hooks.  Earring Hooks can be requested as a Free Gift from Neighbours.  Make certain that you do this periodically so that you have plenty in your Barn.  Another Free Gift that is used in the Beauty Shop, although not needed in THIS Quest sequence is Glass.

Reward: 100 Coins, 12 XP

Felicia:  It sounds like so much fun!  I'm so excited to find out about my future!

Fortune Telling Night II 
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Felicia:  Grandma told me I can invite some of my friends to come over and organise a sleepover to celebrate St. Andrew's Night!  But before I call my friends, I need to finish all my farm duties!  Would you mind lending me a hand?

Harvest 40 Onion
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 40 Rice
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 50 Beef Salami 
  Skip for 25 RC

Felicia:  Phew, we're done with all the work!  Let's get the party started!

Reward: 100 Coins, 14 XP

Fortune Telling Night III
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Felicia:  Grandma promised to teach me all he games and rituals.  I am so excited!  The girls will be here soon, so I'd better make sure we'll have plenty of things to eat and drink!

Harvest 8 Oranges
  Skip for 8 RC

Produce 10 Mango Juice
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 15 Kvass
  Skip for 15 RC
  N.B.  To make Kvass, you need Black Bread and Honey.   

Felicia:  i can't wait to see what the games are all about!

Reward: 110 Coins, 14 XP

Fortune Telling Night IV
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Every girl knows that a night of gossip and playing can be exhausting!  Being the host of this party, I need to take care of the food as well!  How about some traditional Polish recipes?  Let's get all the ingredients!

Place Juniper Bush
  Reward from Collections Mission
  N.B.  Can be purchased in the Market for 7 RC as well

Prepare 20 Steak Tartare
  Skip for 20 RC

Collect 40 Eggs
  Skip for 20 RC

Felicia: I'd better ask Grandma for help!  She's the expert in the kitchen!

Reward: 110 Coins, 15 XP


Fortune Telling Night V
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The main purpose of St. Andrew's Night celebrations is to predict the future of an unmarried girl and especially her prospects for a good marriage.  Put your apron on farmer, a good wife needs to be a good cook!

Harvest 4 Juniper Berries
  Skip for 4 RC

Harvest 50 Cabbages
  Skip for 25 RC

Prepare 20 Beef Risotto
  Skip for 20 RC

Note that you will need 2 Rice for every portion of Beef Risotto.  Rice is needed to feed the Peacocks that produce the Peacock Feathers yielding Blue Candles in the Collections Mission so make certain that you have plenty of Rice!

Felicia:  The food smells amazing!  We're almost ready for the games!

Reward: 110 Coins, 15 XP

Fortune Telling Night VI
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Felicia:  The most popular ritual is pouring hot melted wax through a key into a bowl of cold water.  Hardened wax is held up to the light and the future is predicted by observing its shadow cast on the wall!  This ritual makes me hungry...

Prepare 6 Juniper Sausage
  Skip for 6 RC

Prepare 20 Braised Cabbage
  Skip for 20 RC

N.B.  Note that you need two Pickled Cabbage and two Onions for each of the Braised Cabbage.  You therefore will need a total of 60 Power to complete this single task.  With the 6 Juniper Sausage, you need a total of 66 Power.  If possible, make the Pickled Cabbage in advance!

Produce 20 Black Forest Cake
  Skip for 20 RC

Felicia:  My shadow looked like a cookie!  Does it mean my future looks... sweet?

Reward: 120 Coins, 16 XP

Fortune Telling Night VII
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Felicia:  To find out who will get married first, we'll put our shoes in a line and move the last to the front, one by one, towards the door.  The girl whose shoe first crosses the doorstep will be married first!  Let's get some nice shoes!

Place Street Lamp 
  Reward from Collections Mission

Collect 20 Elegant Heels from Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Prepare 20 Cabbage Rolls
  Skip for 20 RC

Felicia:  What?  Whose shoe is it?  Looks like my little brother pulled another prank on us!  It's his little shoe that crossed the doorstep first!

Reward: 120 Coins, 16 XP

Fortune Telling Night VIII
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Felicia:  For the next game we'll need lots of apples!  We need to peel the skins off and throw them behind us!  The shape the apple skin takes on the floor should resemble the first letter of the future husband's name!

Harvest 6 Apples
  Skip for 6 RC

Prepare 8 Bigos
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 10 Candied Apples
  Skip for 10 RC

Felicia:  What are we going to do with all these apples now?

Reward: 120 Coins, 16 XP

Fortune Telling Night IX
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Last but not least, reading the tea leaves!  Even if we can't really guess anything, it's always nice to have some tea, hehe.  Let's give it a try!

Prepare 10 Maple Milk Tea
  Skip for 10 RC

Fish 12 Times with the Squid Hook
  Skip for 12 RC

Produce 40 Sugar
  Skip for 20 RC

Felicia:  My tea leaves look kind of like a fish... that's good!  Fish is a symbol of wealth!  I'm gonna be rich!

Reward: 120 Coins, 16 XP

Fortune Telling Night X
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Felicia:  That was fun!  Now that we've tried our hand on fortune telling, let's finish the night with a little home spa!  Let's go to the beauty shop and get some masks!

Process 10 Gulfweed in the Seafood House
   Skip for 10 RC

N.B.  Gulfweed will produce 3 Algae Power in three minutes.  This is used in all Facial Masques.  A possible Bonus when you process 25 Fertilisers and 6 Super Fertilisers but this is a random result.

Craft 10 Rose Facial Masques
  (Do this in the Beauty Shop)

Each Rose Facial Masque takes 15 minutes to complete.

N.B. The Ingredients for this are: Clay Facial Masque, Blue Rose x 2, Red Rose x 2
Incidentally, Red Roses can be requested as a Free Gift from Neighbours, although they now only take 4 Hours to mature when planted.

Craft 10 Pearl Hydrating Masques
  (Do this in the Beauty Shop)

N.B.  The Ingredients for this are:  Clay Masque,  Cucumber x 4, Pearl

You can obtain Pearl as a RANDOM result from processing Scallops in your Seafood House.  Clay Facial Masques are made in your Beauty Shop.

You will need a total of 20 Clay Facial Masques to complete this part of the Mission.  Each Clay Facial Masque has the following ingredients:  Algae Powder x 2, Batter, Distilled Water

The Distilled Water can be requested as a Free Gift from Neighbours.  You should stockpile this in advance of any Quest, along with the Glass and Earring Hooks used in the Beauty Shop for other Craft Recipes.  Batter is made in the Kitchen.  It is a Dish that is used in many different Kitchen Recipes as well as in the Beauty Shop so have plenty in the Barn at all times. 

Felicia:  These masks will make us so pretty!

Reward: 120 Coins, 16 XP

Fortune Telling Night XI
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Felicia:  I found out a lot about my future!  And now it's almost time to sleep... Remember that dreams are also important and they can come true!  Let's finish our work on the farm and have a good night's rest.

Harvest 60 Daisies
  Skip for 30 RC

Produce 60 Ostrich Feathers
  Skip for 30 RC

Produce 60 Angora Hair
  Skip for 30 RC

Felicia:  Thanks for spending this magical evening with us, farmer!

REward: 120 Coins, 16 XP

FINAL REWARD:  Flower Barrow Decoration, gives Purple Gift Box when cleaned by Neighbours


Six new Recipes have appeared in the Kitchen.  You will make all of these for the Quest sequence but one Ingredient that can be made in advance is the Pickled Cabbage needed for the Braised Cabbage Recipe.

New Kitchen Recipes
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Steak Tartare: 133 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Beef x 2, Egg

Beef Risotto: 368 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Beef Tartare, Rice x 2

Cabbage Roll: 505 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Beef Risotto, Cabbage x 2

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Juniper Sausage: 46 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Beef Salami, Juniper Berry

Braised Cabbage: 741 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Pickled Cabbage x 2, Onion x 2

Bigos: 817 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Juniper Sausage, Braised Cabbage


Strategies for Completing Missions
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An important component in the traditional Fortune Telling Night sequence that may not be as familiar to new players as veterans are the requirements to make Items in the Beauty Shop.  I have seen posts on Facebook asking whether or not the Beauty Shop is worth the price.  Well, like other buildings that cannot be sold or stored, it will be used again and again.  If you do not complete it, you will be unable to participate in many of the Quests unless you spend RC to 'skip' the task.  It therefore makes sense to spend the RC on the Beauty Shop instead.

Beauty Shop Items like those processed in the Seafood House, take time to complete.  Each Item has a different time frame, but the Item is counted towards the Quest task when you BEGIN to craft it and not when it is completed.  Note that many of the Ingredients are in fact Items processed in the Seafood House.  In this Fortune Telling Quest, you first have to make some Conch Earrings.  Later you will be required to make 10 Rose Facial Masques and 10 Pearl Hydrating Masques.  Note that ALL Masques have the Clay Facial Masque as the primary ingredient.  You therefore may wish to prepare these in advance.  You will need a total of 20 Clay Facial Masques to complete the two tasks.

A difficulty where Processed Items made in the Seafood House is concerned is the fact that many of these are only possible bonus Items.  The Janthina Sea Snail that produces the Conch required to make Conch Earrings ALWAYS yields two Conch shells but the Nautica Sea Snail that produces the Snail Shells only does so as a possible bonus.  Furthermore, it takes 50 Minutes to process a single Nautica Sea Snail.   The Conch Earrings are one of the earliest tasks in the Quest sequence.  If you have been diligent, you will have plenty of Snail Shells in your Barn.  If not, you either will be required to wait while the Items are processed, buy each Snail Shell for 1 RC or skip the task by using RC.  .

Likewise, the Pearl that is needed for the Pearl Hydrating Masque is only a possible Bonus when Scallops are processed.  As the two Masques are needed to complete later Tasks in the Quest, you may wish to make certain that you produce as many as possible in advance.  Unfortunately, there is a task that requires you actually to process 10 Gulfweeds, which means that your Seafood House will be in use at THAT point.  Nonetheless, good planning should help you where the Pearls are concerned.

As far as Crops and Animal Products are concerned, you will need a fair amount of Beef to complete the traditional Quest sequence.  You need Beef for Beef Salami as well as for use in one of the new Recipes.  I have found that 20 Beef often are sold in the Mystery Shop.  As my Farm, although expanded to the largest size, is very crowded, I find it useful to purchase the Beef when offered using Green Mystrons rather than allowing the enormous Cow to occupy most of my free space!  Other Farmers may not have this problem but whether you produce it yourself or purchase it, the Beef will be needed.

Many of the Tasks require Items that use Machine Products as Ingredients.  One of these is the requirement to produce 15 Kvass.  Kvass uses Black Bread and Honey.  Black Bread is produced in your Baker.  It is not a bad idea always to have plenty of Wheat Bread and Black Bread on hand in your Barn for potential use in future Quests.  Oat Bread is useful as well but not to the same extent.  Incidentally, I never take any Power out of my Gift Box until it is needed.  As your Power will refill over the course of time, it is best to use additional Power only when YOUR Power gauge has reached zero.

The most Power intensive series of tasks is Fortune Telling Night VI when you will need two Pickled Cabbage and two Onions for each of the 20 Braised Cabbage.  You therefore will need a total of 60 Power to complete this single task.  With the 6 Juniper Sausage, you need a total of 66 Power.  If possible, make the Pickled Cabbage in advance!

Other products that you can obtain in advance are the Milk and Maple Syrup needed to make Maple Milk Tea  and the Apples and Maple Syrup needed for the Candied Apples.  If you have been playing the game for awhile, you should have plenty of all these in your Barn as long as you harvest your Trees regularly.  Milk can be requested from Neighbours as a Free Gift.  When there is no ongoing Quest, I try to request Milk, Wheat Flour and Cheddar Cheese from my Neighbours for stockpiling as these Items are used constantly.

In this Quest, you will need great quantities of Rice, both in order to obtain the Blue Candles that Peacock Feathers yield randomly and for use as an Ingredient in Cooked Dishes.  The appearance of any Collection Item always is random.  You will need a total of 50 Blue Candles.  This could require the production of 100 Peacock Feathers or 300 Peacock Feathers depending upon your personal luck.  Rice must be fed to a Peacock to produce a Peacock Feather.



When to spend RC (Premium Cash)
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Many Farmers do not wish to spend ANY RC in any so-called 'free' game but if it is a game that you like, you may wish to invest in it, as without funding, these games cannot improve and sometimes even die.  Unfortunately, unlike the original Family Farm that gives RC as a daily log-in Reward on a regular basis, Seaside does this only rarely.  You can earn RC, however, by completing Accomplishments and by registering specific Items or Collections.  

How, then, should you spend your precious premium cash?  I would suggest that you use it to produce the greatest benefits for your Farm.  In terms of RC that is required to complete any Building or Machine or to buy a specific Tree or Animal, these are investments that really cannot be avoided if you wish to be able to complete all Quests or Missions and obtain all possible Rewards.  Do not hesitate, therefore, to use your RC if it is absolutely necessary to purchase a Material to complete a Building or Machine.  Every Building and Machine is required again and again.  You only delay the inevitable if you 'skip' a task that requires the use of a specific Machine because you are reluctant to spend RC to complete it.  In any case, you only can skip Tasks in Quests by paying RC, so you really are wasting your money if you do this.

There are times, however, when the use of RC during a Quest sequence is beneficial.  In some cases, an Ingredient needed to make the Item required in a task cannot be obtained quickly or easily.  This is true particularly where 'bonus' items processed from Seafood Items are concerned.  You may process 30 of the Seafood Item without receiving the Bonus Item you need.  In such a case, you may consider, not 'skipping' the Task but purchasing the actual Ingredient instead.  After all, each action in Seaside usually has an XP Reward and increasing your Level of Experience may unlock new Items and Quests.

Where Farm Aids are concerned, it is better to obtain these by using Gift Boxes than by purchasing them but sometimes you simply need more.  If you are embarking upon a time-restricted Quest or Mission, you may wish to invest in the Farm Aid you need most, whether it is OP or Fertilisers.  Seaside does give Farm Aid Rewards, however.  You can obtain them in Gift Boxes, by registering Items in your Gallery or by completing Accomplishments.  Your level of patience will determine whether or not you wish to speed a task by using a Farm Aid.

On the whole, I prefer to purchase 200 Super Fertilisers for 21 RC rather than purchasing Rainbow Rain for 30 RC.  The Super Fertiliser can be used for specific Crops I need.  The Rainbow Rain simply blankets your entire Farm.  If the Rainbow Rain were less expensive, I would use it, but in the circumstances, I would rather target the specific Crops needed to complete a Task. 

Power always is a problem in these time-restricted Quests but the price of purchase for extra Power is truly prohibitive.  For 20 RC, for example, you obtain only 30 Power.  It is far better to visit Neighbours and place as many cleanable Decorations as possible on your own Farm in order to garner as much Power as possible.  Remember, however, that any Reward found in a Gift Box is random.  What is true is that the Blue Gift Boxes contain the best Rewards and the greatest number.  This brings me to another opportunity to use your precious RC.

From time to time, sales will appear in the top right corner of your screen.  They are time-limited and usually include a special Decoration as well as Fertiliser or RC.   If you are willing to spend real money on this game, the sales are one of the very best investments.  Not only do you receive RC that usually would have to be purchased by itself but you often can obtain a Decoration that yields the valuable Blue Gift Box when cleaned.  The most recent example of this was a sale that offered the Boy Cupid, the Girl Cupid and the Japanese Garden in different offers.  All of these yield Blue Gift Boxes, I believe.  Other Decorations that yield the Blue Gift Boxes include the Market Stall and the special Decorations rewarded for completing Cooking Stand Contests.  Among the latter are the Toucan and the Small Squirrel.

Purchasing a bundle of items in a special Sale therefore carries multiple Rewards for the Farmer, especially when it includes a Decoration that yields a Blue Gift Box.  These Items when registered often give a Reward in the form of 1 RC.  When part of a Collection, registration of the Collection often gives an RC Reward.  Finally, each time a Neighbour cleans the Decoration for you, you receive a Blue Gift Box that may contain OP or Power.

Finally, where any Collections Mission is concerned, there are two different strategies that make it easier.  One is to have multiple Machines or Animals working together to produce the product that randomly produces the Collections Items.  The second is Batch Production.  Batch Production really is the least frustrating method of completing any Collection Mission where any Animal or Machine is concerned.  By using Batch Production for the Animal and Machine, you can focus on the Crop and Tree that yields the other two Colours of the designated Item.  If you are patient, you can wait for the Crop and Tree to produce the Items naturally, but if not, you can use a Farm Aid to speed matters along. 

Gallery Registration
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All three Items that are Rewards in this Quest can be registered and have the following values:

Juniper Bush:  8 Medals, 2 Super Watering Cans
Street Lamp: 2 Medals, 2 Power
Flower Barrow: 5 Medals, 15 Green Mystron

When you have registered all three, you will gain the Collections Reward for the Fortune Telling Night Collection as follows:

5 Medals, 150 Green Mystrons, 1 RC

The History of St. Andrew's Night
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The celebration of St. Andrew's Day and Night basically is rooted in Northern European traditions.  St. Andrew was St. Peter's younger brother and his martyrdom took place on a cross that was fashioned in the shape of an X.  In the old Northern European Rune alphabet, this form is a Rune named Gebo, signifying both 'Gift' and 'Sacrifice'.  As the Festival occurs at the very end of November, traditionally a time when blood sacrifices were made in ancient Northern Europe, it is possible that St. Andrew originally represented an older form of human sacrifice for the fertility of the land.

Whatever its origins, St. Andrew's Night is a time when girls traditionally played ritual games in order to discover whom they would marry.  (We did this ourselves as children.)  One would peel an apple very carefully, making certain that the entire peel remained unbroken, then throw it over ones shoulder.  When it landed, the shape it made would represent the first letter of the name of ones future husband.

Another old rite is that of melting wax and dropping it into water to see what form is made. This can be done using molten metal as well, provided one has the means.  Another ritual is that of writing the names of potential spouses and placing them beneath the pillow.  In the morning, one chooses a slip of paper and the name written on it will be the future spouse.  A girl often will bury either 21 grains of wheat or a fresh sprig of basil beneath their pillows.  If none is taken in the night, she will marry within the year.

St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, Poland, Romania, Russia and Ukraine.  The festival is celebrated both in Austria and Germany.  The very flag of Scotland has the saltire or cross of St. Andrew emblazoned upon it.





St. Andrew is considered the first of Christ's disciples by many.  He was one of the fishermen who, hearing the call of the Saviour, cast down his nets instantly to follow, becoming instead a 'fisher of men' according to tradition.

The Festival of St. Andrew falls on 30 November during the time of an old Roman festival devoted to Saturn in his manifestation as 'Father Time'.   The depictions of St. Andrew usually show him as an old man who originally would have represented the Sun at the very end of the year, when he is old and weary.   in Romania in particular, some of the ancient traditions connected to St. Andrew's Festival are inherited from the Romans.  On St. Andrew's Night, wolves are allowed to eat whatever and whomever they wish.  They can speak to humans as well on this night but if a person should hear one speak, he or she will die within the year.

Another Romanian tradition is that of the mother of the house taking branches from Apple, Cherry, Pear Trees and Rosebushes to make bracelets for all the members of the family.  The one that blooms by New Year will enjoy special health and good fortune.

There is another rite connected to the belief that ghosts haunt the land on this night.  The rite is a special social gathering known as 'guarding the garlic'.    The doors and windows of the house are rubbed with fresh garlic.    All the dishes in the house then are turned upside down.  Three bulbs of garlic for each girl at the gathering are placed in a wooden tub in a room lit only by candlelight.  An old woman is set to the job of guarding the garlic throughout the night.  In the morning, the tub is taken outside and every one dances round it.  Each guest then takes some garlic home for protection.

Another rite of protection involves the cattle and livestock.  Salt is blessed and buried beneath the door of the stable.  On St. George's Day, it will be unearthed and given to the livestock.  This is a rite of protection against wolves.  St. Andrew is known as the patron saint of wolves.

There are many more traditions that involve divination and protection. 

Friday, November 21, 2014

70s Boogie Night Time-Restricted Quest and Disco Ball Collections Mission

A new time-restricted Quest has been released in Family Farm Seaside.  It is a double-pronged Quest, as usual, with a Collections Mission and a traditional Quest sequence.  The theme, as Felicia herself will announce at the outset, is a 'disco-themed party'.  Thus, the Collections consist of four different colours of Disco Balls and the traditional Quest sequence is entitled:  70s Boogie Night.

The Collections Mission is as follows:

Collect Colourful Disco Balls when making farm products:

70 Green Disco Balls from Spinach
50 Yellow Disco Balls from Rye Flour
30 Blue Disco Balls from Blueberry Jam
10 Pink Disco Balls from Sakura Tree

Rewards:  Jukebox Decoration and Nutmeg Tree

N.B.  The Nutmeg Tree can be purchased in the Market for 8 RC.

Traditional Quest Sequence
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70s Boogie Night Quests
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70s Boogies Night I
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Felicia:  Grandma's birthday is coming soon!  Let's organise a memorable birthday party for her!  How about a 70s disco theme?  Do you think Grandma knows how to dance?  Let's think about this while doing some work on the farm!

Harvest 40 Tomatoes
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 40 Spinach
  Skip for 20 RC

Prepare 20 bowls of Egg Salad
  Skip for 20 RC

Felicia:  We've decided to throw a 70s boogie dance themed party for her birthday.  I hope she will like it!

Reward: 100 Coins, 12 XP

70s Boogie Night II
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Felicia:  What akes a perfect 70s disco birthday party?  Food, fun, friends and the right 70s party supplies.  Oh!  We have so much to do and I haven't even finished the tasks that Grandma asked me to do this morning.  Could you give me a hand?

Produce 40 Cheddar Cheese
  Skip for 29 RC

Produce 40 Bottles of Ketchup
  Skip for 20 RC

Prepare 20 bowls of Sour Cream
  Skip for 20 RC

Felicia:  Thanks for helping me out!  Together we managed to finish all the taks in time!

Reward: 100 Coins, 14 XP

70s Boogie Night III
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Felicia:  Hmm... It's not easy to organise a birthday party for some one special like Grandma.  I'm so stressed out now!  And our tummies are crying for food!  Would you mind cooking something for us to eat?


Harvest 60 Blueberries
  Skip for 30 RC

Produce 40 Cheeseburgers
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 20 Black Forest Cake
  Skip for 10 RC

Felicia:  Yummy, that was delicious!  Thank you so much.  Alright, let's finish the birthday planning.

Reward: 110 Coins, 14 Coins

70s Boogie Night IV
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Felicia:  Let's start  this party off right with great disco themed invitation cards for Grandma's guests.  I think we should decorate the invitation card with flowers, because Grandma loves flowers.  What do you think?

Harvest 80 Daisies
  Skip for 40 RC

Harvest 80 Lavender
  Skip for 40 RC

Collect 20 Invitation Cards from Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Felicia:  The invitation cards look so beautiful!  I hope Grandma and her guests will like it!

Reward: 110 Coins, 15 XP

70s Boogie Night V
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Felicia:  The most important part of creating a 70's atmosphere is the music!  We have to make sure we're gonna play all the greatest hits tonight.  Who doesn't love to dance on the funky sounds of music from the 70's?  This party needs a dance floor!

Place Jukebox  (Reward from Collections Mission)

Collect 20 Vinyl Records from Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Sell 20 Cream Corn
  Skip for 20 RC

Felicia:  Thanks to our neighbours, we got some old vinyl records.  This party is going to be awesome!

Reward: 110 Coins, 15 XP

70s Boogie Night VI
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Felicia:  No disco party is complete without a disco ball hanging on the ceiling!  And what about the costume for Grandma?  What accessories should we prepare for her to wear tonight?\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

Harvest 50 Red Roses
  Skip for 25 RC

Craft 10 Peacock Feather Earrings
  Skip for 10 RC

Craft 10 Red Cord Necklaces
  Skip for 10 RC

Note that the count for any Beauty Shop item is made when you begin the process and not when it is completed.

Felicia:  Now that the location, the music and costumes are all set, what else do we need to do?

Reward: 120 Coins, 16 XP

70s Boogie Night VII
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Felicia:  I almost forgot about the food and the drinks for our guests tonight!  Oh my, that would've been so embarrassing!  Quick, let's start preparing some drinks!


Produce 60 glasses of Grape Juice
  Skip for 30 RC

Produce 60 bottles of Wine
  Skip for 30 RC

Prepare 30 glasses of Kvass
  Skip for 30 RC

Felicia:  I hope we still have enough time left to prepare some food before the guests arrive!

Reward: 120 Coins, 16 XP

70s Boogie Night VIII
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Felicia:  There's so many dishes we want to cook tonight!  But since we don't have a lot of time left, let's pick a dish that requires one of Grandma's favourite ingredients.  Can you guess what it is?  Mushrooms of course!

Place Nutmeg Tree
  (Reward from Collections Mission)

Prepare 20 plates of Mushroom Salad
  Skip for 20 RC

Prepare 20 plates of Spinach Quiche
  Skip for 20 RC

Felicia:  I love the smell of fresh quiche!  Hopefully it tastes just as good as it smells!

Reward: 120 Coins, 16 XP

70s Boogie Night IX
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Felicia:  What did you say Darryl?  You forgot to prepare Grandma's birthday cake and also the snack for our guests?  Oh no!  We still have so much stuff to do and the party will start very soon!  Can you give us a hand and help us out?


Prepare 60 Blueberry Candy
  Skip for 30 RC

Prepare 10 plates of Mushroom Quiche
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 60 Love Cakes
  Skip for 30 RC

Felicia:  Wow!  We managed to finish everything in time!  It's time to show Grandma the party we prepared for her!

Reward: 120 Coins, 16 XP

70s Boogie Night X
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Felicia:  Granma looks fabulous in that 70's dress!  She hasn't stopped dancing since she arrived at the party.  Oh, it seems like we're running low on drinks and desserts.  let's make some more before our guests start complaining!

Produce 60 glasses of Apple Juice
  Skip for 30 RC

Produce 60 bottles of Champagne
  Skip for 30 RC

Produce 20 Cherry Chocolates
  Skip for 20 RC

Felicia:  Every one loves the party!  Grandma said it was her best birthday ever!  Thanks again for helping us!

Reward: 120 Coins, 16 XP

FINAL REWARD:  Disco Van Decoration, Cleanable for Purple Cleaning Gift Box

New Kitchen Recipes
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New Recipes required for the traditional Quest have been added to the Kitchen List:

Mushroom Salad:  609 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Mushroom x 2, Cheese Salad

Spinach Quiche: 174 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Spinach x 2, Nutmeg

Mushroom Quiche: 813 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Mushroom Salad, Spinach Quiche


Strategies for Mission
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As always, the way to stay 'ahead of the game' is to make all possible items that you will need in advance if possible.  One item is Cheese Salad.  If you have been participating in the Cooking Stand events, you should have plenty of Cheese Salad on hand in your Barn unless you sold it.  I think it never is a good idea to sell ANYTHING unless you are strapped for cash.  Another item that you will need in some quantity is the Blueberry which can be requested as a Free Gift from Neighbours as well as grown in your field.  If you study the quest tasks, you will see that you will need a total of 40 items from Neighbour requests.  If you have 300 or more Neighbours, this should not be a problem, but if you have substantially less, it might be best to grow the Blueberries yourself and save your Requests for the Items needed for the Quest.

Another item that you will need is the Pearl that is a random result from processing a Scallop in the Seafood House.  If you have not obtained at least 10, go fishing for Scallops as early as possible.

 Note of caution:  I have the old Brick Mill and I wasted over 150 Rye in Batch Production, receiving not a single Disco Ball for my pains.  It was only when I switched to the other Mill that I began to receive Disco Balls from Rye Flour.

As always, the farmer who has all the 'staple' ingredients in his/her Barn will find completion of the tasks easier than the farmer who has little or nothing stored. Eggs in particular are needed in quantity for this Quest sequence.  Make Wheat Bread in advance for the Cheese Burgers and make certain that you have at least 120 Grapes stored for use in the Grape Juice and the Wine.  Wheat Flour can be requested as a Free Gift.  I usually try to request Wheat Flour, Cheddar Cheese and Milk whenever possible.  In this case, however, one of the tasks require that you produce the Cheddar Cheese yourself.  

40 Buffalo Milk and 40 Butter will be required to make 20 Sour Cream  You will need Buffalo Milk Cheese for the Herb Cream Cheese that is an Ingredient in Cream Corn if you do not have 20 Cream Corn stored in your Barn to sell for another task.  Power always is in short supply where these timed quests are concerned.  The more cooked Ingredients that can be made in advance, the better.  Unfortunately, the Cooking Stand tasks are 'live' at the moment and the Daily Orders usually required a Cooked Dish as well, so you may have to prioritise.  Take a deep breath: you do have plenty of time to complete these timed Quests as well as the Cooking Stand tasks.  As far as the Daily Orders are concerned, I would suggest skipping the Cooked Dish tasks if you do not have the items in your Barn.

30 Black Bread will be required to make the Kvass for one of the tasks.  Make this in advance if you can.  Machines and Animals can be set to batch production but this requires OP.  Fortunately, OP is not as difficult to obtain in quantity as Power.  Now, with the addition of the Registration option, you can earn both Power and OP as well as Super Watering Cans, Super Fertiliser and even RC.    As always, the cleaning Gift Boxes that can be obtained by cleaning Decorations on Neighbours' Farms or by having Neighbours clean your Decorations are a source of these farm aids as well.



Don't forget to register the Quest items.  There is a new Collection as well as individual registration.