Friday, August 28, 2015

Big Fat Greek Trip Quest and Evil Eye Collections Mission

A new 11 day time-resricted Mission has been released.  As usual, it involves a Collections Mission in tandem with a traditional Quest sequence entitled 'Big Fat Greek Trip'.  The Reward for the Collections Mission is a Black Olive Tree.  As with most Tree Rewards, it can be purchased in the Market if you choose not to perform the Collections required.

Collect Evil Eyes

70 Green Evil Eyes from Green Bean
50 Red Evil Eyes from Beef
30 Blue Evil Eyes from Blackberry Jam
10 Yellow Evil Eyes from Quince Tree

Reward: Black Olive Tree

Black Olive Tree can be purchased in Market for 10 RC if preferred.

Big Fat Greek Trip Quest
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Big Fat Greek Trip 1
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Felicia:  Oh dear... Traveling can be really exhausting, you know what I mean?  Italy, China and then the U.S.  I am dying to get some rest and spend some time in the best company in the world: me, myself and I.

Harvest 40 Cucumbers
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 8 Gisela Cherries
  Skip for 8 RC

Produce 12 glasses of Apple Juice
  Skip for 12 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 160 XP

Felicia:  Not that I don't like your company, farmer!  You're the best!

Big Fat Greek Trip 2
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Felicia:  Ah, such a shame summer is almost over... I'm going to miss the sun!  Do you know a place where I can recharge my batteries before the new school year starts?

Produce 40 Beef
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 40 bundles of Angora Hair
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 40 Chardonnay
  Skip for 20 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 160 XP

Feliia:  I am thinking some remote quite place with sandy beahes and beautiful sunsets...

Big Fat Greek Trip 3
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Felicia:  I know!  I'm gonna get a map of the world, close my eyes and poit my finger to a random place!  I'm sure this way I can find a perfect getaway!

Collect 40 Eggs
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 40 Tomatoes
  Skip for 20 RC

Prepare 12 Condensed Milk
  Skip for 12 RC

Each Condensed Milk requires 1 Milk and 1 Sugar

Reward: 1000 Coins, 170 XP

Felicia:  Let's see!  Oh... Russia... I was thinking someplace a bit warmer... Try again?

Big Fat Greek Trip 4
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Felicia:  Speaking of Russia, I got a craving for some kvass and cottage cheese!  Would you make me some, while I try to point my finger to another place on the map?

Prepare 12 glasses of Kvass
  Skip for 12 RC

  Each Kvass requires 1 Black Bread and 2 Honey

Prepare 12 Bowls of Cottage Cheese
  Skip for 12 RC

  Each Cottage Cheese requires 2 Cheddar Cheese and 2 Milk

Produce 40 bottles of Buffalo Milk
  Skip for 20 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 170 XP

Felicia:  Yummy!  So where did my finger end up tis time?

Special Reward: Mission Gift Box containing Farm Aids

Big Fat Greek Trip 5
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Felicia:  What is this tiny little island?  Santo-what?  Santorini?  Never heard of this place before... I'd better go ask Grandma about it.  She used to be quite a traveler when she was younger.

N.B.  Santorini is one of the sites of the most ancient civilisations in the world!


Produce 12 Loaves of Corn Bread
   Skip for 12 RC

Harvest 12 Coconuts
  Skip for 12 RC

Produce 12 Coconut Cakes
  Skip for 12 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 180 XP

Felicia:  Santorini... I like how cute the name sounds!

Big Fat Greek Trip 6
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Felicia:  So I learned that Santorini is one of many Greek islands, some say the most beautiful and special!  Grandma said it would be just perfect for a relaxing holiday!

Prepare 12 Sandwiches
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each Sandwich requires 2 Beef and 2 Corn Bread

Oreoare 12 bowls of Braised Vegetables
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each Braised Vegetable requires 2 Beef and 1 Quince

Produce 50 Buffalo Milk Cheese
  Skip for 25 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 180 XP

Felicia:  Sounds like we have a plan, Farmer!

Big Fat Greek Trip 7
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Felicia:  Everything's great, but there's just one little problem... I am kind of short on money right now.  Shall we sell some stuff from the barn and see how much we can earn?

Sell products worth 50,000 Coins from Seaside Barn
  Skip for 50 RC

Produce 50 bottles of Goat Milk
  Skip for 25 RC

Fertilise your Neighbours' Farms 50 times
  Skip for 25 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 190 XP

Felicia:  Phew, that was a lot of work!  Thanks for your help!

Big Fat Greek Trip 8
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Felicia:  We earned some cash, but it's still not enough... Don't worry, Farmer!  Grandma told me to harvest from one special tree on the farm.  Apparently, its trust are really valuable... and delicious!

Place a Black Olive Tree on your Farm
  Reward from Collections Mission or buy for 10 RC

Produce 50 Goat Cheese
  Skip for 25 RC

Prepare 20 plates of Feta
  Skip for 20 RC
  Each Feta requires 2 Goat Milk Cheese and 2 Buffalo Milk Cheese

Reward: 1000 Coins, 190 XP

Felicia:  Hurray!  We're good to go now!

Special Reward:  Greek Taverna Chair Set

The Greek Taverna Chair Set is a cleanable decoration with 3 Charm Points for your Seaside Farm

Big Fat Greek Trip 9
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Felicia:  Santorini, here I come!  And I am quite hungry!  I heard so much about Greek food, I can't wait to try it!  Let's find a cozy little taverna and have something light for lunch!


Harvest 8 Black Olives
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 bowls of Feta with Black Olives
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 1 Feta and 1 Black Olive

Produce 4 Smoked Tilapia
  Skip for 8 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 200 XP

Felicia:  Feta is the new number one on my favourite cheese list!

Big Fat Greek Trtip 10
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Felicia:  Let's check the menu... The Greek salad looks excellent.  Care for some dessert too?  And more wine?

Prepare 8 Bowls of  Greek Salad
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each Greek Salad requires 1 Feta with Black Olives and 2 Tomatoes

Produce 50 bottles of Champagne
  Skip for 25 RC

Collect 50 Duck Eggs
  Skip for 25 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 200 XP

Felicia:  What a delicious meal!  Ready to explore the island?

Big Fat Greek Trip 11
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Felicia:  Did you know that all houses here are painted white?  White houses on white streets in white towns... in contrast with blue church domes in the blue sky and the blue sea... Simply stunning!

Harvest 8 Licorice
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Licorice Candies
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each Licorice Candy requires 1 Licorice and 2 Apple Juice

Prepare 12 bowls of Tzatziki
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 3 Cucumber and 1 Cottage Cheese

Reward: 1000 Coins, 210 XP

Felicia:  The smell of Greek food isn't bad either!  I'm getting hungry again!

FROM THIS POINT ONWARD, YOU NEED ACCESS TO THE ISLAND TO COMPLETE ALL THE TASKS:

Big Fat Greek Trip 12
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Felicia:  How do you like my Greek outfit, by the way?  Don't I look just like a Greek goddess?  I think so too!  Want one for you?  I know just the place!

Produce 50 Cotton Cloth
  This is an Island Task
  Skip for 25 RC
  You will need to transport 60 Cotton Balls from the Seaside Farm in advance.

Produce 50 Alpaca Hair Yarn
  This is an Island Task.
  Skip for 25 RC
  Transport 50 Alpaca Hair from the Seaside Farm in advance if possible.

Collect 30 Greek Hairpins from Neighbours
  Skip for 30 RC

Big Fat Greek Trip 13
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Craft 8 Clay Masks

  Each Clay Mask requires 2 Algae, 1 Batter and 1 Distilled Water.  If you do not have the means of collecting Distilled Water on your farm, you can request it from your Neighbours.  Algae is processed from Gulfweed.  Batter is made in the Kitchen.

Prepare 8 Bowls of Circus Snacks

  Each Circus Snack requires 1 Cotton Candy and 1 Licorice Candy

Craft 6 Flower Tables
  This is an Island task.
  Each Flower Table requires 6 Wooden Cylinders and 1 Wooden Panel.  Although a Wooden Cylinder only takes 3 minutes to produce, you will need quite a few of them, so it is best to produce them in advance if possible. 

Big Fat Greek Trip 14
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Prepare 8 Gyros with Tzatziki

  N.B.  To make Gyros with Tzatziki, you will need to make Gyros first.  Each Gyros requires 2 Beef and 1 Sandwich.  To make Gyros with Tzatziki, you will need 1 Tzatziki and 1 Gyros

Craft 6 Olive Face Creams
  Each Olive Face Cream requires 1 Olive, 1 Black Olive and 5 Coral Powders

Produce 12 Peach Pies
  Make certain that you transport 12 Peaches from the Seaside Farm in advance

Big Fat Greek Trip 15
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Produce 60 Blueberry Yoghurts
  This is an Island Task.
  Make certain that you transport 60 Blueberries and 60 Goat Milk from the Seaside Farm in advance.  You will need 60 Honey as well.

Harvest 8 Wild Rose Fruits

Produce 8 Wild Rose Marmalade

Big Fat Greek TRip 16
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Take care of flowers in Garden 6 times

Prepare 8 Polish Donut with Marmalade

Produce 60 Garlic Bread

Final Reward:  Cycladic House Decoration for Island Farm

Gallery Registration
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Cycladic House:
  5 Medals, 30 Green Mystrons

Black Olive Tree
  5 Medals, 2 Super Watering Cans

Greek Taverna Chair Set
  2 Medals, 10 Green Mystrons

Big Fat Greek Trip Collection
  Includes Black Olive Tree and Cycladic House
  Reward: 5 Medals, 88 Green Mystrons, 1 RC

Strategies for Mission
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Your primary strategy will depend on your Level and whether or not you have access to the Island.  Without access to the Island, you will be forced to pay substantial amounts of RC to skip Island tasks.  It therefore would be best probably in such a case to simply complete all the tasks until you reach Big Fat Greek Trip 12.  In doing this, you will receive a Special Mission Gift Box containing Farm Aids and a Greek Taverna Table Decoration for your Seaside FArm as well as quite a few Coins and XP.

If you have access to the Island, you really should prepare in advance for the tasks that require items from the Seaside Farm.  These will include 50 Cotton Balls, 50 Alpaca Hair, 12 Peaches, 60 Blueberries, 60 Honey and 60 Goat Milk.  The speed with which you can transport these items depends on the number of zeppelins that you have.  It is always quicker to split the transport between two or more zeppelins.

If you choose to purchase the Black Olive Tree for 10 RC instead of completing the Collections Mission, you may move faster towards completion of the traditional Quest sequence, but you will find that you need quite a bit of Beef, one of the items that produces Evil Eyes.  More than one Dish required in the course of the Quest uses Beef.

Do not sell the Cooked Dishes that you make in the course of the Quest sequence.  They will be needed to create other Dishes.

These time-restricted Quests/Missions usually are released on Friday morning and run for a total of 11 days.  With so many new Quests, options and Activities, I like to plan ahead by completing as many as possible before Friday morning.  In this particular case, I made certain that I had completed the little Quest that accompanies the purchase of the new Oil Machine.  In doing so, I used a number of my basic Cooked Dishes.  Fortunately, not many are needed for this new Quest sequence, but I still tried to be prepared by replenishing my stock of Batter, Cake Flour and so on last night.











Wednesday, August 26, 2015

New Oil Press Machine and Oil Press Trip Mission

A new Machine in the form of an Oil Press has been released.  It has to be purchased through a special sale at present.  The pirce is equivalent to that of purchasing a stack of RC.  You will receive 6 RC when you complete the special Mission.  Once purchased, you must close your game and reopen it to have access to the special Mission asscoiated with it.  The Oil Press is complete when purchased, by the way.

There is a time limit on the sale offer, but I saw no time limit on the actual Mission/Quest sequence.  I do not know if the Machine ultimately will be offered in the Green Mystron Mystery Shop or as an incomplete Machine in the Market or if this is the only way to obtain it, but it may very well be featured in the upcoming time-restricted Mission released on Friday.  The fact that some of the tasks are labour-intensive may be a reason to buy and complete the Mission BEFORE Friday if you can afford to do so.  I do hope that Fun Plus will not be throwing so many RC items at us next month though.  The game is becoming more and more expensive to play.

Oil Press Trip Mission
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Oil Press Trip I
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Place the Oil Press on your Farm

Plant 40 Sunflowers

Harvest 40 Sunflowers

Reward: 1000 Coins, 25 XP

Darryl.:  Destination: Master Oilver's Farm.  He is the best oil preoducer in town.  Should I bring the poster so he can sign it?

Oil PressTrip II
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Darryl:  I'm so excited!  We're gonna leave pretty early in the morning so Grandma prepared some snacks and lunch boxes for me.  I have the best Grandma in the world!  Don't you think?

Prepare 10 Spicy Steak Burgers
  Skip for 10 RC

  Each Spicy Steak Burger requires 4 Spice (from Spice Rack) and 2 Steak Burgers

Produce 40 sacks of Wheat Flour
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 40 bottles of Sunflower Oil
  Skip for 20 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 26 XP, 1 RC

Oil Press Trip III
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Darryl:  We're here!  Look at those cool buildings over there!  The Old Farmer said there are two different ways to extract oil: the classic way and the modern way and... OMG... can you smell the flavour of fresh pressed olive oil?

Harvest 50 Pumpkins
  Skip for 25 RC

Collect 50 Duck Eggs
  Skip for 25 RC

Produce 50 jars of Pitaya Jam
  Skip for 25 RC

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 27 XP

Darryl:  That was amazing!  Fresh olive oil on toasted bread!  Simple yet delicious!

Oil Press Trip IV
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Darryl:  So the classic way is typically using verttical millstones moving around a central post to crush or bruise the seeds or fruit which can then be stamped to extract the oil... Does it sound complicated as I think?

Have 2 Olive Trees on your Farm
  (Each Olive Tree costs 3200 Coins)

Harvest 12 Olives
  Skip for 12 RC

Produce 12 bottles of Olive Oil
  Skip for 12 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 28 XP, 1 RC

Darryl:  The classic method is cool.  But I'm wondering what can you do with the modern way?

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Darryl:  The modern way is different.  The new oil mill can process 4K tons per day hot pressed or 25 tons cold pressed.  They often crush the raw materials continuously before extracting the oil from the press cake!

Produce 60 Turkeys
  Skip for 30 RC

Produce 60 Turkey Sausages
  Skip for 30 RC

Produce 12 bottles of Cooking Wine
  Skip for 12 RC

  Each Cooking Wine requires 1 Wine and 3 Bean

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 29 XP

Darryl:  Wow.  There is so much to learn!  But Master Oliver's words are so passionate that every one who hears them will share the love for oil!

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Darryl:  The Old Farmer challenged us with a game.  What we're gonna do is think about a special oil that doesn't exist or we haven't tried yet.  And later he will show us how to produce it.  Any suggestions?

Harvest 60 Peanuts
  Skip for 30 RC

Produce 60 Bottles of Peanut Oil
  Skip for 30 RC

Prepare 20 plates of Spinach Salad
  Skip for 20 RC

  Each Spinach Salad requires 2 Spinach and 2 Onion

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 30 XP, 1 RC

Darryl:  Our idea was good!  But spicy flavoured oil?!  Wow that was brilliant!  Chapeau!

Oil Press Trip VII
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Darryl:  The oil we produced is incredible!  We must try and prepare awesome food with it... Oh boy... I'm drooling already.  Who's hungry?

Produce 70 Venison Steak
  Skip for 35 RC

Produce 70 Caramel
  Skip for 35 RC

Prepare 20 Pasta Salads
  Skip for 20 RC

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 31 XP

Darryl: Master Oliver said it's getting close to dinner time and suggets to collect all the ingredients we like.  Can he also cook?

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Darryl:  Master Oliver is indeed the best!  Awesome experience and good explanation!  He is my new hero!  He even gave us some amazing oil to try.  The dinner tonight will be super tasty!

Havest 70 Beans
  Skip for 35 RC

Produce 70 Bottles of Bean Oil
  Skip for 35 RC

Prepare 10 plates of Sweet and Sour Shrimp
  Skip for 10 RC

  Each Sweet and Sour Shrimp requires 3 Pineapples and 1 Sgeamed Opposum Shrimp

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 32 XP, 3 RC

Darryl: I think now we can also try to make oil on our own farm!  I can't wait to share everything with Grandma and Felicia!  What a great day!



About the Oil Press Machine
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At present, the Oil Press Machine can be purchased only through the Special Sale.  It is a available for a limited time and you can purchase up to 4 of these, if you have sufficient funds and desire to do so.  It is complete when purchased and makes the following:

Sunflower Oil
Peanunt Oil
Bean Oil
Olive Oil


Being a Good Neighbour
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I do not wish to devote an entire post to this as I have done so previously, but thought I would add a little note here. 

There are many reasons to visit your Neighbours' farms on a daily basis and the game now offers additional rewards for doing so, including the points given in the Daily Quest trail.  You receive Coins and XP when you perform actions on Crops and/or Trees as well as a Cleaning Gift Box for most Cleanable Decorations.  A few only offer Coins but for the most part, you receive a Gift Box.   Here is where a new consideration in terms of your Neighbours may come into play.

Lately, there have been an increasing number of special sales with Cleanable Decorations that give out Yellow Mystrons for a specified number of days before they simply give out the usual coloured Gift Boxes.  If you buy and place these Decorations on your Farm, you will not receive the Yellow Mystrons UNLESS A NEIGHBOUR CLEANS THE DECORATION!  The Decoration may not be one that yields the coveted Blue or Gold Gift Box but it is very important to your Neighbour that you help him or her during that initial period when Yellow Mystrons are the Reward.  Please do look for those special Decorations and help your Neighbours.  I have some on my Farm and yet, day after day, my Neighbours choose different Decorations to clean.  I know that the crowded nature of my Farm may be partly to blame.  Sadly, this new Beauty Contest has forced me to place Decorations and items I had stored previously.  On the other hand, I have tried to place these special Decorations on the outer borders of my farm so that they can be seen easily.  When the Yellow Mystrons no longer are given, I will move them and put Decorations that give Blue Boxes in their place.

I am not speaking only for myself here, of course, but simply giving my farm as an example.  I have been trtying to clean the special Decorations that give Yellow Mystrons, in particular, the Boy Grass Hair Deer and the Bobo Bear's Fish BBQ, whenever i see them on a Neighbour's farm.

Friday, August 21, 2015

New Farm Beauty Contest

With the last big update in Family Farm Seaside came the release of a new option that changes the rules in terms of how you choose to decorate your own Farm, if you choose to avail yourself of this new option.

The Farm Beauty Contest is a new icon in your Menu as well as appearing on your screen near the top whenever you obtain points from Neighbours or have points to give to your Neighbours.  You are given 3 points per day to 'vote' for Neighbours' farms.  Doing so will give you some Rewards, by the way, in the form of a gold Treasure Chest that contains random Farm Aids.

There are two different window in the Menu when you open it.  The first is 'My snapshot' which deals with your Farm, your Charm total and so on and the other is 'Vote for others' which is where you can visit other Farms to use your three Votes.

When you tap on 'My Snapshot', you will have a number of possible choices.  The first is to take a photograph of your Farm for viewing by Neighbours.  The next is to collect your Votes by tapping on the various icons at the bottom of the window.  Tap on the Neighbours' votes first and then move on to collect points from Felicia, Dad, Darryl and Grandma. 

Tap on Rewards to collect any current Rewards.  Until the current Contest, Grilling and Chilling' ends, the only Rewards to collect are those that are given for specific Ballot totals.  Claim them when you can for Coins and 5 Purple Mystrons.  As you advance up the Reward page, you will find Farm Aids are added to the Rewards that you collect and, ultimately, two special Bobo items and RC.

The Beauty Contest is based fundamentally on your Charm total, although the four main Characters have their own reasons for giving you their Ballots, including size of farm, number of Trees or Animals on the farm and so on.  The specific theme that is current will give you Ballots with them as well.  At present, it is 'Chilling and Grilling'.  Having the specific items that are designated as part of the current theme will give you advantages.

Charm total is based on Decorations that are currently placed ON your original Seaside Farm.  For those of us who had attempted to clear our farms of clutter, this new development has reversed the trend completely.  Now the goal is to place as many Decorations as possible on your Farm, whether or not those Decorations are cleanable.  Each Decoration now has a specific Charm rating.  Your total Charm will be displayed at the top left of the screen in a box with a red clover icon.

The Votest that you receive from your Neighbours have nothing to do with your Charm total, by the way and may or may not have anything to do with your photograph.  Your Neighbours have the option to choose how to disperse their 3 Votes as follows: 'Random pick', 'Great farmers', My Neighbours'.  It is the last of the three that will allow you to choose specific Neighbours.   If you have many personal friends who play the game, you are more likely to receive Votes from the 'My Neighbours' category.

Voting is a little more labour-intensive, I think, than it should be.  It requires a specific trip to the Farm in question to deliver the Vote rather than being available whenever you visit a Neighbour's farm for cleaning and collecting XP and Cooking Bags.  Perhaps this will change in future.  After all, the Farm Beauty Contest is new.

It can be fun to see how many Votes you have earned during the course of a day but I have a feeling that ordinary Farmers like myself never will obtain First Prize...  I never have gained a top position in the Global Events in the original Family Farm for the computer either.  In this context, there are a number of new items in the Gallery consisting of various Bauty Contest trophies.

For those of us who upgraded our Warehouses again and again in order to be able to store unwanted or unliked Decorations, now all those Decorations must be found a place on the Farm again.   I am certain I am not the only Farmer who sold an unliked Decoration once it had been registred in the Gallery, thinking I would have no further need for it.  Well, now that Grandma's Bike, which I sold TWICE (sold the first and then bought another with Yellow Mystrons in order to register it when the Gallery option was released), is part of the 'Chilling and Grilling' theme and I must decide whether or not to use my precious Yellow Mystrons to purchase a third one!

There was a time when I tried to make certain that my Farm had clearly visible Decorations that give out the valuable Blue Cleaning Boxes.  Now, that is impossible if one wishes to compete in the Beauty Contest.  Once again, Cleaning Brush icons are cluttered everywhere, and sometimes the one associated with the Blue Box is obscured by ones for lesser rewards...  What can one do???

The fact os the matter is that almost all colours of Cleaning Boxes are worth something, even if only in the form of completing an Achievement for collecting a specific total.  The Blue Boxes and the Golden Boxes contain the best Farm Aids but it one visits all Neighbours regularly, one should be able to receive a goodly number even if one cannot target the best Decorations now.

It will be interesting to see how many Farmers participate in this new Beauty Contest option.  Most appear to be participating now in the Cooking Contests.  After all, the 'Final Reward' always is a Decoraiton that yields a Blue Gift Box when cleaned.  Many of these are animated as well.  The only problem now will be to find an empty spot where the Decoration can be placed.

With all Decoraitons now having a Charm point rating, tye ability to purchase special Decorations using Yellow or Blue Mystrons becomes even more attractive as an option.  Originally, apart from any personal aesthetic preference for a Decoration, the only Decorations that actually had an effect when placed were the Cleanable ones.  Now they ALL have a Charm rating.  Primarily that Charm total depends on the size of the Decoration, the number of plots it occupies on your Farm in other words.

They really need to give us another Farm Expansion...

You can purchase Decorations no longer available in the regular Decorations section of the Market using Yellow Mystrons or Blue Mystrons.  Yellow Mystrons are given for completing the Weekly Activity, randomly in the Gold Treasure Chests and sometimes for cleaning special Decorations sold in sales for a sepcific number of days.  At this point in time, there is a Boy Grass Hair Deer for sale that will give 10 Yellow Mystrons for 5 days when cleaned.  After that, it simply gives Purple Cleaning Gift Boxes.  The Weekly Activity gives a Reward of 10 Yellow Mystrons when completed.  1 Yellow Mystron sometimes is to be found in the Gold Treasure Chests at the end of the Daily Quest path.

Blue Mystrons can be obtained only when you have completed all other Rewards on the Daily Order Board 'path'.  Once you have received the Gasoline Sheep, you can begin to earn Blue Mystrons for each Order completed.  You need 300 Blue Mystrons to purchase any Decoraiton in the Mystery Shop.  These tend to consist of the Final Rewards for special time-restricted Missions in the past.

In the Yellow Mystron Mystery Shop department, you need 100 Yellow Mystrons to purchase any Decoration.  Some will be cleanable and others will not but they all now have Charm totals.

Friday, August 14, 2015

California Girl Quest and Flip Flop Collections Mission









(A photograph of the famous and exquisite carousel at the Santa Monica Pier.  As a 'real' California Girl, God help me, my Daddy took me there often as a child and it was there that I developed my lifelong addiction to and love of carousels.)

As usual, there is a Collections Mission in conjunction with a traditional Quest sequence.  The Quest sequence grows longer as there now are 16 parts to it.  The first special Reward is a Mission Gift Box.  The second is a Movie Star Decoration for your original Seaside Farm.  Then there is another special Reward in the form of an Island Gift Box and finally a Mini 3 D Californai Decoration for your Island Farm.



Flip Flops Collections

Collect Flip Flops as follows:

70 Red Flip Flops from Tomato
50 White Flip Flops from Sugar
30 Orange Flip Flops from Wheat Bread
10 Brown Flip Flops from Hazelnut

Reward: Avocado Tree

Avocado Tree can be purchased in the Market for 10 RC.

California Girl Quest
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California Girl I
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Felicia:  Grandma told me that we got a big order from the west coast!  LAV is always running out of fresh fruits, especially our juicy fruits.  Let's help her to finish some tasks before we deliver these items!

Harvest 40 Cucumbers
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 40 bottles of Milk
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 10 Apples
  Skip for 10 RC

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 160 XP

Felicia:  I'm so tired and I'm sure you're tired too... We deserve a little vacay!  Don't you think?

California Girl II
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Old Grandma told me that the client loves our products so much that he would like to meet us!  The tickets are booked, all we need now is to pack our stuff!  Can you help me finish some of the tasks while I pack?

Produce 40 Bottles of Buffalo Milk
  Skip for 20 RC

Havest 40 Cane
  Skip for 20 RC

Prepare 10 jars of Apple Milkshake
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 160 XP

Felicia:  So excited... I've always wanted to be a California Girl!

California Girl III
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Felicia:  Can't believe we're here.  The atmosphere is totally different from our seaside farm.  Let's drop our products at the Farmer's Market and plant our holiday... erm I mean plan!

Produce 40 Buffalo Milk Cheese
  Skip for 20 RC

Prepare 12 plates of Lavender Cheese
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 12 lots of Butter
  Skip for 12 RC

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 170 XP

Felicia:  All products are delivered!  Where shall we start?

California Girl IV
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Felicia:  I can't take another step... I need food to regain some energy!  Let's eat lunch first and then we can check some cool activity to do, agree?

Prepare 10 Soft Dough
  Skip for 10 RC

N.B.  Each Soft Dough requires 1 Cake Flour and 1 Batter
Each Cake Flour requires 2 Oat Flour and 2 Rye Flour
Each Batter requires 2 Wheat Flour and 1 Egg

Note that all three of these items are 'basics' that you should have in your barn at all times.  They are needed for countless recipes.

Produce 40 Cheese Burgers
  Skip for 20 RC

Collect 20 jars of Honey
  Skip for 10 RC

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 170 XP

Felicia:  Healthy but still tasty!  Couldn't ask for a better lunch!

Special Reward:  Special Mission Gift Box containing Farm Aids

California Girl V
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 Felicia:  Hey, look at the crowd at the beach... Every one is so fit!!!  I feel self-conscious right now... Do you think a beauty mask will help?

Harvest 40 Sweet Potatoes
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 8 Clay Facial Masks
  Skip for 8 RC

N.B.  Each Clay Facial Mask requires 2 Algae Powder, 1 Batter and 1 Bottle.  All three of these items are 'basic ingredients' that you ought to keep in your barn in good quantity.  It takes 5 minutes to produce 1 Clay Facial Mask.

Produce 40 Caramel
  Skip for 20 RC

N.B.  Caramel is made in the Sugar Machine using Sugar Beet.

Reward: 1000 Coins, 180 XP

Felicia:  My skin definitely looks better.  Time to take some sun!

California Girl VI
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Felicia:  Heard that snorkeling is one of the activities we can do in L.A.  The water looks amazing, but I wonder what we can find deep down in the Pacific Ocean.  Are you as curious as I am?

Fish 8 times with the Squid Hook
  Skip for 8 RC

Place an Avocado Tree on your Farm
  (Reward from Collections Mission or buy for 10 RC from Market)

Process 6 Crayfish in the Seafood House
  Skip for 6 RC

N.B.  This is jolly unfair really as Crayfish was one of the ingredients needed for a recipe in the current Cooking Stand Contest.  If you were involved in that, you would have used up to 60 Crayfish to complete the round...  You can use the 'Boost' to make certain that you obtain Crayfish when fishing with the Squid Hook but it takes 3 of your tries.  For this task, you cannot purchase the Crayfish but you can skip it by paying RC for whatever you lack  This is NOT a good strategy, however, as you will need 6 Shrimp Meat for a Recipe in a later task..  In my view, it is best to use 7 tries simply to fish, come what may, because you need to fish 8 times.... then go for the Boost to catch the Crayfish if you do not have them in your Barn.  Each Crayfish takes 4 minutes to process.    Note that I am one of the unluckiest players alive as in 8 regular tries, I did not catch a single Crayfish... had to use the Boost after to do that.

Reward: 1000 Coins, 180 XP

Felicia:  Seals, kelp beds, lots of sea grass and corals!  Snorkeling in the greener waters of L.A. can be an interesting surprise!

California Girl VII
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Felicia:  Wait, look at the guy over there!  He's riding the wave without fear!  What do you say if we try it out?

Prepare 10 Bottles of Caramel Honey Sauce
  Skip for 10 RC

N.B.  Each bottle of Caramel Honey Sauce requires 1 Caramel and 2 Honey.

Harvest 50 Daisies
  Skip for 25 RC

Collect 20 Wetsuits from Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Felicia:  Oh my, I'm so excited!  The waves are much bigger here, compared to our seaside!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 190 XP

California Girl VIII
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Felicia:  Surfing is amazing!  I can't believe I didn't try it before!  I'm getting hungry now and our new surfer friends invited us to try American BBQ.  Why do't we bring some drinks with us?

Harvest 10 Walnuts
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 8 Glasses of Orange Smoothies
  Skip for 8 RC

N.B.  Each requires 1 Condensed Milk and 1 Orange Jam

Prepare 10 Plates of Walnut Caramel Treats
  Skip for 10 RC

N.B.  Each requires 1 Caramel Treat and 1 Walnut
  Each Caramel Treat requires 1 Soft Dough and 1 Caramel Honey Sauce

Felicia:  The food tastes so much better with good company and a lot of laughter!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 190 XP

Special Reward:  Movie Star Decoration for Seaside Farm


California Girl IX
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Felicia:  So my new friends say they will take me to Universal Studio since I said I've neverf been there before.  They're so nice!  Why don't we prepare some snacks for our outing?

Produce 20 Lychee Candies
  Skip for 10 RC

Craft 6 Avocado Facial Masks
  Skip for 6 RC

N.B.  Each Avocado Facial Mask requires 1 Clay Facial Mask, 2 Avocadoes and 1 Lemon

Prepare 6 glasses of Orange Punch
  Skip for 6 RC

N.B.  Each requires 1 Orange Smoothie and 1 Baking Soda

Felicia: This place is amazing!  I can't believe how many attractions they have here!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 200 XP

California Girl X
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Felicia:  Yesterday was a long day... How about we relax a little today and treat ourselves to a nice brunch near the Walk of Fame?  Perhaps we'll meet some one famous!

Prepare 6 Avocado Shrimp Salads
  Skip for 6 RC

N.B.  Each requires 1 Avocado and 1 Shrimp Meat

Harvest 50 Pumpkins
  Skip for  25 RC

Prepare 12 plates of Pumpkin Crumble
  Skip for 12 RC

N.B.  Each requires 1 Orange Crumble and 2 Pumpkins
Each Orange Crumble requires 1 Batter and 3 Oranges

Felicia:  The food was awesome and I can't believe I saw the famous Leonard at the restaurant!

REward: 1000 Coins, 200 XP

California Girl XI
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Felicia:  When in California, there is one thing we can't miss.  That's right.  It's the Californian sunset!  Why don't we find some snacks so we can eat while we watch it?

Harvest 8 Ice Cubes from the Ice Tree
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Cups of Iced American Coffee
  Skip for 8 RC

N.B.  Each requires 2 Coffee Beans and 1 Ice Cube

Collect 50 Ostrich Feathers
  Skip for 25 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 210 XP

Felicia:  Yum, everything here tastes delicious and we're all ready for the sunset!

It is the final group of tasks, including the next set, that requires access to the Island:

California Girl XII
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Felicia:  Suddenly I feel a bit homesick.  I miss the animals at home.  Maybe I can go to the zoo and keep myself busy to get rid of this feeling.  Do you think it will help?

Transport 50 Ostrich Feathers to the Island Farm
  Skip for 25 RC

  Tip:  If you split the task between 2 Zeppelins, you can transport them in half the time or use 6 Zeppelins to transport 10 in each...

Sell 50,000 worth of Products from Seaside Barn
  Skip for 50 RC

Complete 6 Helicopter Orders
  This is an Island Task.
  Skip for 6 RC

N.B.  It is the completion of 6 Helicopter Orders that will take the longest time.  Each takes almost 20 minutes to complete.  If you do not wish to spend RC to skip any, it would be a good idea to make certain that you have all the required items well in advance.  After all, many of the items will have to be shipped from the Seaside Farm.  At this point, your Zeppelins may be busy with the Ostrich Feathers shipments.

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 210 XP

Felicia:  Although the animals at the zoo were not like mine at the farm, they were still very cute!

Special Reward: Special Mission Island Gift Box containing Farm Aids

California Girl XIII
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Felicia:  Okay, I know we've been to Universal Studios, but there's one thing even better than that.  You know, the happiest place on earth!  So are you in?  If yes, let's prepare some snacks first!

Prepare 10 jars of Honey Syrup
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 10 sticks of Cotton Candy
  Skip for 10 RC

N.B.  Each requires 1 Sugar Cube and 1 Honey Syrup
Each Sugar Cube requires 1 Sugar and 1 Sugar

Produce 60 Cranberry Pies
  This is an Island Task.
  Skip for 30 RC

Felicia:  The roller coaster, the Mirror Labyrinth and the Log Ride!!  That was FUN!!!  But I'm out of energy now, so good night!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 220 XP

California Girl XIV
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Felicia:  I feel refreshed after resting.  For today, I feel like going hiking.  What do you think?  Surely a small hike from Griffith Observatory to the Hollywood sign will be a great idea, right?

Harvest 60 Flax
  This is an Island Crop
  Skip for 30 RC

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


Produce 50 Ostrich Hats
  This is an Island Task
  Skip for 25 RC

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 220 XP

Felicia:  The laser and star shows at the observatory were amazing... and wow, the view from the Hollywood sign was breathtaking!

California Girl XV
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One place left before we go back!  They call it the Main Street of America... the Mother Road.  That's right.  I'm talking about Santa Monica Pier.  I wonder if I can show it to Darryl and Grandma?

 Craft 6 Wooden Cylinders
  This is an Island Task.
  Skip for 6 RC

Produce 6 Banana Splits
  Skip for 6 RC

  N.B.  This is a new Recipe requiring 1 Banana and 1 Condensed Milk for each

Collect 30 Santa Monica Pier Postcards from your Neighbours
  Skip for 30 RC

Felicia:  What a view from the ferris wheel!  Couldn't ask for a better view of L.A.!

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 230 XP

California Girl XVI
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Felicia:  Oh my, our holiday is ending and I almost forgot to buy presents and souvenirs.  Why don't we have  a quick bite and then run to the Third Street Promenade before leaving?

Craft 6 Wooden Aroma Therapy  Bottles
  This is an Island Task
  Skip for 6 RC

Prepare 6 Chicken Tacos
  Skip for 6 RC

  N.B.  This is a new Recipe and each requires 2 Turkey and 1 Avocado

Prepare 6 Bowls of Nut Mix
  Skip for 6 RC

  N.B.  Each requires 1 Hazelnut and 1 Candied Walnut to make

Felicia:  Souvenirs checked!  Once again, I had an amazing holiday with you, farmer!  Thanks for staying with me!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 230 XP

Final Reward: Mini 3 D California Decoration for Island Farm

Final Reward: Mini 3 D California Decoration for your Island Farm


Gallery Registration
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The Avocado Tree and Decorations that you receive can be registered in the Gallery as follows:

California Girl Collection:
  Includes Avocado Tree, Movie Star Decoration and 3 D Mini California Decoration
  5 Medals, 88 Green Mystrons, 1 RC

Avocado Tree:
  5 Medals, 2 Super Watering Cans
Movie Star:
  2 Medals, 10 Green Mystrons

Mini 3 D California
  5 Medals, 30 Green Mystrons

Strategies for Mission
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Your strategies will vary depending on whether or not you have gained access to the Island.  Without it, it would be most practical simply to complete all the tasks that do not require Island access.  When you reach California Girl XII, you will begin to be given Island tasks.

If you do have Island access, plan ahead and make certain that you have all the items required for the four Helicopter Orders that are on your board as early as California Girl I.  Other advance actions could include basic recipes such as Batter, Cake Flour and Condensed Milk.  Soft Dough, another Basic, is included as one of the early Tasks.

In this situation, where the Collections Mission Reward is a Tree rather than a Collectable, you can opt out of the Collections Mission by purchasing the Avocado Tree in the Market for 10 RC.  You will need a fair amount of Avocado in the course of the traditional Quest sequence but you always can use Super Watering Cans or Watering Cans to speed the harvests.  This is where Trees are so much easier than 'Collectables'.

These time-restricted Quests usually begin on Friday morning, so I never use any of my Neighbour Requests after midnight on Thursday in order to have them available for any Task in the course of the Quest sequence.  Here you have two separate Tasks that require Neighbours to send an Item for a total of 50 items.  I always ask at least twice the required number of Neighbours for an item as many players are 'casual' and may not respond immediately.

There is a current Cooking Stand Round, although some players, including myself, have completed it.  If you have not completed it, however, you may wish to delay completion for a day or two.  Certainly, you may wish to conserve some Crayfish for this time-restricted Quest if you are at a Level where the Dish that includes Crayfish as an ingredient is one of the Dishes of which you need to make 60.  The dishes needed for any Round in a Cooking Stand Contest do depend on your Level.  In any case, try to make certain that you have 6 Crayfish.  You need to fish with the Squid Hook eight times.  You can use the 'Boost' to catch Crayfish, but that will use 3 tries.  None of this is truly significant unless you are in a hurry.  Some players, including myself, like to complete the time-restricted Quests as quickly as possible.

Note that there are three different ways to speed production of any Animal or Machine.  One is by having multiple Animals or Machines.  Another, not recommended, is by manually using OP to make three at a time of any product.  The third is by using Batch Production.  Here, if you have multiple Animals or Machines that deliver the product needed, you can split the production between them, halving the time requirement.

Batch Production can be instantaneous but it costs more OP to complete early.

New Updates to the Game
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Family Farm Seaside was updated to include some new options.  One of these is a Beauty Contest.  This is an ongoing affair and has Rewards, both in the form of Treasure Chests of different colours, similar to the ones that you receive by completing your Daily Quests and actual Trophy Decorations.

Golden Compass:
  5 Medals, 3 RC
  1st Farm Beauty Contest Winner Award

Farm Beauty Contest Iron Trophy
  5 Medals, 1 RC
  Farm Beauty Contest, Rank 4th to 10th

Farm Beauty Contest Bronze Trophy
  7 Medals, 3 RC
  Farm Beauty Contest, Third Place

Farm Beauty Contest Silver Trophy
  10 Medals, 5 RC
  Farm Beauty Contest, Second Place

Farm Beauty Contest Gold Trophy
  12 Medals, 8 RC
  Farm Beauty Contest Winner

I am not certain that every Farmer will have a real shot at winning 1st Place, but we shall see.  One of the things I really hate about the Family Farm Global Events is that ordinary Farmers cannot possibly win the best prizes...

The Beauty Contest is a new option that requires first that you take a snapshot of your farm and submit it to participate.  You then can receive votes from Neighbours as well as the four main characters in the game as well as voting three times for Neighbours.  The three votes that you have can be distributed randomly, to the 'Great Farmers' or by choosing 'My Neighbours' to the Neighbour or Neighbours of your choice.  Regrettably, this requires a separate visit to a Neighbour's farm in order to place the Vote.  Perhaps one day they can combine the visit with the ordinary visit that you make to fertilise Farms belonging to Neighbours.

By voting, you will receive a Gold Treasure Chest  Tap on it to open it.  You can receive these repeatedly.

The votes you receive must be collected manually by you.  Tap on 'My snapshot' and you will see if there are any Votes to collect.  Your Neighbours' Votes appear last.  Each of the four Characters of Felicia, Dad, Darryl and Grandma are time-connected and the amount of time that you have to wait until they vote again will appear above their icons.  Each of these Characters has different requirements.  For example, for Felicia: Can you charm me?  Theme up!  Your best friends!  Expansion time!  In other words, her Votes increase depending on your Charm Point total, the number of theme-related Decorations that you have placed on your Farm, the number of Animals placed on your Farm and finally, the number of Expansions you have made to your Farm.  It appears that only the original Seaside Farm is involved in the Beauty Contest.

The theme will change but at present is 'Grilling and Chilling'.  You can see a list of all the Decorations and items that are considered part of this theme.  There are four different Rewards for the Votes you receive for having the Theme: at 100 Votes, 200 Votes, 400 Votes and 600 Votes respectively.  Each gives a Reward in the form of 5 Purple Vouchers and a Coin Reward.  This has nothing whatsoever to do with your Ranking or the Trophies.

The Purple Vouchers is a new Voucher that allows you to claim new Avatar Icons.  I do not quite understand how this operates because I bought Avatars and used them but to other Farmers, my Avatar remains the new default Icon of a Clover.  You will find Avatar Icons in all the Mystery Shops now.  Be warned not to mistake them for the REAL Item.  I bought a Bat Milk Avatar thinking it was the Bat that dispensed the Milk!  There are Crop, Animal, Machine and other Categories of Avatar Icons.

Along with this is a new value system for your Decorations.  The aim now evidently is to cram as many of your Decorations onto your Farm as possible to increase your Beauty point total.  I feel sad about this as a crowded farm is not the most beautiful farm, but what can you do?  It will make it more difficult to obtain the Blue Gift Boxes as well as Neighbours who visit may be confronted with Cleaning Brushes on top of one another, obscuring the ones that are most valuable.
 


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Island Pizza Machine

At 6000 Dev Points, you can purchase the Pizza Machine on the Island for 30,000 Coins,    This is the last Machine available at this point in time.  You must build it, but you can own a total of four, if such is your fancy.  The items required to build the Machine are as follows:

Pizza Machine: 30,000 Coins for 1st Machine
  15 Pastry Rollers
     Ask or pay 1 RC for each
  10 Iron Ingots
    Craft or pay 1 RC for each
 15 Copper Ingots
     Craft or pay 1 RC for each
  5 Screwdrivers
    Craft or pay 1 RC for each

As is usually the case with Island Machines, the 2nd one purchased will require 25 RC rather than being a coin purchase like the first.

When completed, you can make the following:

Zucchini Pizza: 549 Coins
  Ingredients:  Zucchini, High Gluten Flour, Cheddar Cheese

Pineapple Pizza: 587 Coins
  Ingredients:  Pineapple, High Gluten Flour, Cheddar Cheese

With 1 Mastery, you can make:

Red Pepper Pizza: 547 Coins
  Ingredients:  Red Bell Peppers, High Gluten Flour, Cheddar Cheese

Mushroom Pizza: 478 Coins
  Ingredients:  Mushroom, High Gluten Flour, Cheddar Cheese

With 2 Mastery, you can make:

Onion Pizza: 528 Coins
  Ingredients: Onion, High Gluten Flour, Cheddar Cheese


With 3 Mastery, you can make:

Eggplant Pizza: 1134 Coins
  Ingredients:  Eggplant, HIgh Gluten Flour, Cheddar Cheese

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Time-Restricted Torch Festival and Torch Collections Mission



A new time-restricted Quest and Collections Mission has been released in Family Farm Seaside.  It deals with a Chinese Torch Festival.  The traditional Torch Festival Quest sequence operates in tandem with a Collections Mission.  The reward for completing the Collections Mission is an Arugula Bush.  This is a Collectable, which means that you cannot purchase it in the Market at this point in time.  Furthermore, there is no way to speed the production of any 'Collectable'.  Your strategy therefore should be to complete the Collections Mission as quickly as possible as Arugula will be needed to complete the traditional Quest sequence.

The new format for the time-restricted traditional Quests is 15 Steps rather than the old 12 Steps.  Rewards are given after completion of Torch Festival IV, Torch Festival VIII and finally Torch Festival XV.  You will receive a special Mission Gift Box for completing Torch Festival IV.  When you complete Torch Festival VIII, you will receive a Lacquer Horn Decoration for your original Seaside Farm.  When you complete Torch Festival XII, you will receive a Special Mission Island Gift Box containing various Farm Aids and finally, at the very end of the sequence, you will receive a Chinese Yi Doll Decoration for your Island Farm. 

Torch Collections
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70 Green Torches from Chardonnay
50 Blue Torches from Peacock Feather
30 Pink Torches from Beef Salami
10 Red Torches from Date Tree

Reward: Arugula Bush

Torch Festival I
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I received the invitation to attend a local festival at my friend's home town.  Do you want to know what it is?  Actually I can't wait to share with you, but i have to finish farm work first.  Would you like to help me?

Harvest 40 Blueberries
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 6 Maple Syrup
  Skip for 6 RC

Produce 12 glasses of Cherry Juice
  Skip for 12 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 160 XP

Felicia:  Job done!  So let me show you what this festival is all about!

Torch Festival II
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Felicia:  There's a Torch Festival happening in my friend's home in Yi province in China!  People will hold various activities to celebrate it.  And of course I will prepare some delicious food in advance!  So let's join in and enjoy!

Prepare 6 Egg Tarts
  Skip for 6 RC

N.B.  Each Egg Tart requires 1 Eggnog and 1 Soft Dough
Each Eggnog requires 1 Egg and 1 Condense Milk
Each Soft Dough requires 1 Cake Flour and 1 Batter
Each Cake Flour requires 2 Oat Flour and 2 Rye Flour
Each Batter requires 2 Wheat Flours and 1 Egg

Produce 40 Beef
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 40 Wheat Bread
  Skip for 20 RC

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 160 XP

Felicia:  I wonder what I can help them with.

Torch Festival III
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Felicia:  I will be helping my friend to prepare for the festival and all this preparing made me thirsty.  Let's make some drinks for everybody!  Friends should be able to enjoy juice together!

Prepare 8 jugs of Lemon Champagne
  Skip for 8 RC

Each Lemon Champagne requires 2 Lemons and 2 Champagne

Prepare 12 cups of Maple Milk Tea
  Skip for 12 RC

Each Maple Milk Tea requires 2 Milk and 1 Maple Syrup

Produce 40 bottles of Wine
  Skip for 20 RC

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 170 XP

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

Torch Festival IV
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Felicia:  Now I'm full of energy!  What shall we do next?  My friend suggests a bonfire party and horse racing on the Grassland before the festival starts.  She thinks that we can enjoy the fun of a fire dance show together!

Prepare 8 plates of Grape Cornbread
  Skip for 8 RC

N.B.  Each Grape Cornbread requires 1 No-Flour Cornbread and 2 Grape Jam
Each no-Flour Cornbread requires 2 Buffalo Milk Cheese and 1 Cornmeal

Harvest 40 Rice
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 40 jars of Pitaya Jam
  Skip for 20 RC

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 170 XP

Felicia:  I can't believe I can ride by myself!  And the bonfire party is so enjoyable!

Special Reward: Special Mission Box containing 2500 Coins, 6 Super Fertilisers, 1 Super Watering Can, 2 Watering Cans

Torch Festival V
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Felicia: My friend says it might sound crazy but the best part is still to come!  I can't help but feel a bit hungry right now.  How about we get some snacks first?  Do you want to join in and help?

Prepare 8 Blueberry Krispy Bars
  Skip for 8 RC

N.B.  Each Blueberry Krispy Bar requires 1 Rice Krispies and 2 Blueberry Jam
Each Rice Krispies requires 2 Rice and 2 Mayonnaise

Prepare 8 Orange Jam Cookies
  Skip for 8 RC

N.B.  Each Orange Jam Cookies requires 1 Orange Jam and 2 Milk Cookies
Each Milk Cookie requires 1 Condensed Milk and 1 Wheat Flour
Each Condensed Milk requires 1 Milk and 1 Sugar

Prepare 8 plates of Rice with Dates
  Skip for 8 RC

N.B.  Each Rice with Dates requires 4 Rice and 1 Date

Reward: 1000 Coins, 180 XP

Felicia:  Well done!  Thanks for your help!

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This is so exciting!  But it's time to say goodbye and go back to my friend's home town to prepare for the Torch Festival.  HOw about we give some presents to the Grassland people who were so nice to us?

Produce 50 Goose Feathers
  Skip for 25 RC

Fish 8 times with the Squid Hook
  Skip for 8 RC

Craft 6 Goose Feather Earrings
  Skip for 6 RC

Each Goose Feather Earrings requires 1 Coral Slice, 2 Goose Feathers, 1 Earring Hooks and takes 20 minutes to complete in the Beauty Shop

Felicia:  The jewelry looks so beautiful!  I hope the girls will like it!

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 180 XP

Torch Festival VII
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Felicia:  We're back now!  Oh, what's that?  It looks like a red dragon statue!  Maybe we can look for my friend and ask what it's for.

Place an Arugula Bush on your Farm
  Skip for 10 RC

This is the Reward for completing the Collections Mission

Harvest 50 Green Beans
  Skip for 25 RC

Prepare 12 bowls of Bean Stew
  Skip for 12 RC

N.B.  The recipe for Bean Stew is 1 Beef Salami and 3 Green Beans for each portion.

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 190 XP

Felicia:  The statue is part of the festival!  The preparation is going great!

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Felicia:  For this festival, every one will be divided into teams and they will hold torches.  Yi people use this torch to illuminate every corner, symbolising purification!

Fertilise your Neighbours' farms 50 times
  Skip for 25 RC

Harvest 12 Coconuts
  Skip for 12 RC

Produce 12 bowls of Coconut Ice Cream
  Skip for 12 RC

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 190 XP

Felicia:  I am so lucky to learn about that...

Special Reward: Lacquer Horn Decoration for Seaside Farm

Torch Festival IX
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Felicia:  Why don't we take part in the festival?  We can make our own team, dress up and light our torches!

Harvest 10 Peaches
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 60 Cheddar Cheese
  Skip for 30 RC

Prepare 6 cups of Arugula Peach Juice
  Skip for 6 RC

N.B.  Each Arugula Peach Juice requires 1 Arugula and 1 Peach  Note that, like most Collectables, the actual number of Arugula you can harvest when it is ready is random.  The first time I harvested it I reeived only 1 Arugula.  To be able to complete the guide for this Quest quickly, I therefore used RC to buy the Arugula I needed, even though I had completed the Collections Missions and the Arugula Bush was placed on my farm.

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 200 XP

Felicia:  This will be an amazing experience!

NOTE:  From this point onward, you will need access to the Island unless you wish to spend considerable RC to skip tasks.

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Felicia:  Another important part of the festival is singing and dancing!  My friend says she will teach me the traditional dance here, so why don't we dress up and look the part?

Collect 20 Headpieces from your Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Craft 4 Make-up Boxes
   Skip for 8 RC

Each Make-up Box requires 1 Wooden Plank and 1 Starfish Mirror.  Starfish Mirrors must be transported from the Seaside Farm.  Each Starfish Mirror requires 1 Lavender Bouquet, 1 Dried Starfish and 1 Glass and is made in the Beauty Shop in 4 minutes.

This is an Island Task.

Craft 6 Wooden Aroma Bottles
  Skip for 6 RC

Each Wooden Aroma Bottle requires 2 Wool Yarn and 1 Cedar Wood.  To make Wool Yarn, you first need to transport Wool from the Seaside Farm.  You need to save 6 Wooden Aroma Bottles to transport to the Seaside Farm in a LATER task.

This is an Island Task

Rewards:  1000 Coins, 200 XP

Felicia:  The dance is hard, but it was very exciting!

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Felicia:  Oh, one of the dancers sprained her ankle and my friend wants me to take her place!  I'm so nervous but I want to help.  All this nervousness makes me hungry.  Why don't we eat something first and then get back to practicing?

Prepare 6 bowls of Spicy Chicken Soup
  Skip for 6 RC

N.B.  Each Spicy Chicken Soup requires 1 Turkey and 3 Red Bell Peppers

Harvest 60 Zucchini
  Skip for 30 RC

This is an Island Crop.

Prepare 6 plates of Sayadia
  Skip for 6 RC

N.B.  Each Sayadia requires 1 Lemon Fish and 1 Rice with Dates.  Unfortunately, the Lemon Fish was part of the recent Cooking Stand Contest and many players, including myself will be out of Butterfish now!  Use the Boost to catch it.

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 210 XP

Felicia:  You know me well, farmer!  I don't want to miss such a good opportunity!

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Felicia:  It's time for our dance but I got so nervous I lost my belt.  Can you help me find it?  Maybe some lavender aroma bottles can calm my nerves!

Transport 6 Wooden Aroma Bottles to the Seaside Farm
  Skip for 6 RC

Each Wooden Aroma Bottle requires 2 Wool Yarn and 1 Cedar Wood to make, but you should have these from an earlier task.

1 Wooden Aroma Bottle takes 10 minutes to transport.  If you wish to transport them faster, divide the cargo between zeppelins rather than sending all on a single zeppelin.

Craft 6 Lavender Aroma Bottles
  Skip for 6 RC

Each Lavender Aroma Bottle requires 1 Wooden Aroma Bottle, 1 Lavender Essential Oil and 1 Distilled Water, taking 7 minutes to complete

Collect 20 Belts from your Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 210 XP, 1 Special Mission Island Box

Special Reward:  Special Mission Island Box containing 4500 Coins, 6 Super Festilisers, 1 Super Watering Can, 4 Watering Cans, 20 OP, 20 Green Mystrons, 1 Electric Saw (at least in my game)

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Felicia:  Dance done!  Now it's time to enjoy the festival!  Let's get some food first to energise ourselves after the dance and we're good to go!

Prepare 6 Chicken Soup Sets
  Skip for 6 RC

This is another new Recipe.  Each Chicken Soup Set requires 1 Arugula Peach Juice and 1 Spicy Chicken Soup, the two other new Dishes in the Kitchen Menu

Harvest 8 Adzuki
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 bowls of Adzuki Paste
  Skip for 8 RC

Each Adzuki Paste requires 1 Adzuki and 1 Honey Syrup

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 220 XP

Felicia:  Thanks for the food!

Torch Festival XIV
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Felicia;  The festival is in full force now.  It's so different from the festivals that we usually have on the farm.  I can't wait to tell Grandma and Darryl about this!  Maybe next time we can all go together.

Transport 60 Daisies to the island Farm
  Skip for 30 RC

Tip:  Again, if you use more than one Zeppelin and divide the Daisies equally between them, you can transport 60 Daisies in 10 minutes with  6 Zeppelins.  

Produce 60 Daisy Essential Oils
  Skip for 30 RC

This is an Island Task.

Harvest 60 Daffodils
  Skip for 30 RC

This is an Island Crop

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 220 XP

Felicia:  I'm sure they will love it, too!

Torch Festival XV
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Felicia:  Before I leave, i want to make a special gift for my friend and her family who have invigted me here.  Do you have any idea what to give?

Produce 60 Dried Zucchini
  Skip for 30 RC

This is an Island Task

Collect 20 Bamboo Baskets from Panda
  Skip for 20 RC

This is an Island Task

Produce 20 Lily Baskets
  Skip for 20 RC

This is an Island Task but you need to transport 20 Lilies from the Seaside Farm first.

Reward: 1000 Coins, 230 XP

Felicia:  It was a wonderful trip!  I enjoyed every second of it!

Final Reward:  Chinese Yi Doll Decoration for Island Farm

Gallery Registration
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Arugula Bush:
  3 Medals, 2500 Coins

Lacquer Horn Decoraiton
  2 Medals, 10 Green Mystrons

Chinese Yi Doll Decoration:
  5 Medals, 30 Green Mystrons

Torch Festival Collection:
  Includes Arugula Bush, Lacquer Horn and Chinese Yi Doll
  Reward: 5 Medals, 88 Green Mystrons, 1 RC

Strategies for Mission
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I recently borrowed a friend's Kindle to start a new farm to see how difficult it would be to complete some of these Quests and Missions as well as how difficult it would be to play this game without investing in RC.  I was able to level up quickly but came to a virtual standstill where the time-restricted Quests were concerned mainly because I had insufficient RC (only 1 RC given per level increase) to purchase many of the Trees that are needed.  There is a solution, however, although it is much harder if you are playing on the Kindle.  Many of the premium Trees appear randomly in the Mystery Store for Green Mystrons.  Unfortunately, the advertising balloons carrying Green Mystrons have been disabled on the Kindle because of glitches in the system so it is more difficult to earn them if you are playing on that platform.

Do remember this, though, if you need a premium tree and do not have enough RC to buy it.  It will take a long time to amass them using only Green Mystrons but I expect it can be done in time.

As far as other strategies are concerned, where any time-restricted Mission has a Collectable as the Reward for the Collections Mission, you will NOT be able to purchase it in the Market while the Mission is ongoing.  Some of the Collectables never have been added to the Market.  Your first priority, therefore, should be to complete the Collections Mission.  You need to be able to place the Arugula Bush in Torch Festival VII, so you do have time to complete some of the Torch Festival tasks in conjunction with the Collections Mission.

Arugula is needed in Torch Festival IX.  The amount of Arugula you will obtain whenever the Bush is ready to be harvested is random.  If you are impatient, you may prefer to pay your way out of this by purchasing the Arugula needed for the Recipe.  I obtained only ONE Arugula the first time I harvested my Arugula Bush.

As always, the more completed Dishes you have in your Barn, the less difficult it will be to make the Recipes required.  Many of the ingredients ARE Cooked Dishes themselves.  Make these in advance whenever possible.  Power always is limited but if you perform all your Daily Tasks, including visits to Neighbours, you should have plenty of Power in your Gift Box.  I save mine for Missions and Quests like these.  I have included Ingredients wherever possible in the descriptions of the Tasks.

Torch Festival X through Torch Festival XV include Island Tasks, making access to the Island necessary unless you are willing to spend huge amounts of RC to skip Island Tasks.  Remember that the actual requirements for being able to perform an Island Task will depend on your Mastery of Machines and your Dev Point total.  My Island Guide gives all the requirements for each Machine and Item.  Some Island Tasks in this Mission require items from the Seaside Farm.  Read the descriptions of the Tasks and, if the actual transport of the item in question is not a Task as well, send the items to the Island in advance.

I never can stress the importance of making and keeping 'basic recipes' or 'staples' in your Barn.  They are used again and again and, as every Cooked Dish requires 1 Power to make, having them available in advance for use is a real help.  Among the basics needed here are Condensed Milk, Soft Dough and Honey Syrup.  You never can have enough of these items...

One of the Cooked Dishes required to complete a task is Lemon Fish.   This is a dish that was required in the most recent round of the Cooking Stand Contest, so you may find that your stores of Butterfish now have been exhausted.  Remember always that you can use the 'Boost' to catch precisely the item you need when fishing.  It makes fishing so much less frustrating!

It may be worth mentioning the Daily Task list in this context.  Recently, this new option was introduced to the game.  It features in the final material needed to complete the Mini-Garden as you need to be able to open the first Treasure Chest on the path each day in order to find the Iron Pots you need.  Every other day, an Iron Pot will be included in the contents of the first Treasure Chest.  The reason I mention it here, however, is that it is a good way to amass the Farm Aids you need for time-restricted Quests.  The third and final Gold Chest actually contains 1 Yellow Mystron as well!



Friday, July 17, 2015

Sky's the Limit Quest and Planets Collection Mission

A new time-restricted Quest has been released.  As usual, it is two-pronged, with a Collections Mission that goes with a traditional Quest sequence.  The Reward for the Collections Mission is a new Tree in the form of a Macadamia Tree.  If you do not wish to complete the Collections Mission, you can purchase the Tree in the Market for 7 RC.

Note that one of the items from which a Planet is collected is a Pomegranate Tree.  This can be purchased in the Market if you do not have one but it is part of a special sale offer released today as well.  The sale gives you the Pomegranate Tree with a Smoothie Table Decoration that yields a Silver Cleaning Box when cleaned as well as 8 RC for USD $3.99.  Depending on where you play this game, currency will vary.  Another sale offer gives you a White Goat with 18 RC and a Washbasin Decoration that yields a Golden Cleaning Gift Box. There are other items for sale as well, but these are the ones that dovetail with the Mission.

The traditional Quest sequence follows the usual pattern, with three different Rewards that are obtained when you complete specific Parts of the sequence.  There are a couple of changes however.  There are 15 Parts now instead of 12.  The Special Mission Gift Box is received when you complete Sky's the Limit V and the Robovase Decoration for your Seaside Farm is received when you complete Sky's the Limit X.   When you complete Sky's the Limit XV, you will receive a Decoration for the Island.

Note that, at this point in time, there is no ability yet to register the Reward Decorations.  There is no Collection to register either.  No doubt these options will be added soon and when they are, the Rewards for doing so will be added to this post.

They are making these time-restricted Quests more arduous, at least for the low-level players and I am not certain this is the best policy, especially when we are dealing with so many new Tasks and Activities, including the Mini Garden Party.  In any event, all details follow:

Planet Collection
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Collect 70 Earth from Cane
Collect 50 Mercury by collecting Duck Egg from Green Duck Pond
Collect 30 Saturn by collecting Pineapple Jam
Collect 10 Mars by collecting Pomegranate

Reward: Macadamia Tree

Macadamia Tree can be purchased in Market for 7 RC


The traditional Quest sequence has 15 parts to it this time:

Sky's the Limit Quest
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Sky's the Limit I
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Darryl:  I have so much work to do on the farm this week!  I wish it was Friday already, so then I can go to the movies with my friends1  We'll watch this new space movie that just came out!  So can you help me to finish all these tasks?

Harvest 40 Corn
  Skip for 20 RC

PRoduce 40 Buffalo Milk Cheese
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 8 Lemons
  Skip for 8 RC

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 160 XP

Darryl:  Great!  I can't wait to see this new movie!

Sky's the Limit II
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Darryl:  I finished all the tasks, but I have to prepare some snacks to birng to the movie, right?  I'll take care of the sandwiches, can you prepare the drinks?

Produce 16 Loaves of Corn Bread
  Skip for 16 RC

Prepare 8 Sandwiches
  Skip for 8 RC

  N.B.  Each Sandwich requires 2 Beef and 2 Cornbread

Produce 40 Glasses of Grape Juice
  Skip for 20 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 160 XP

Darryl:  I'm so hungry.  I think I'll eat one or two sandwiches before going to the movie!

Sky's the Limit III
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Darryl:  Food is ready!  Now let's invite some friends to go with us.  Hope they can make it.  I'm so excited!

Fertilise your Neighbours' Farms 20 Times
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 40 Lavender
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 12 Apples
  Skip for 12 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 170 XP

Darryl:  All my friends are coming to the movie!  That's nice!


Sky's the Limit IV
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Darryl:  The movie was SO amazing!  I wish I could visit the planets and stars out there in the sky!  Now i know for sure my theme for the school science project fair: a space rocket!  Let's prepare the dinner and plan everything!

Prepare 6 Crepes
  Skip for 6 RC

Each Crepe requires 1 Batter and 2 Milk

Prepare 8 Lychee Scones
  Skip for 8 RC

Each Lychee Scone requires 1 Soft Dough and 2 Lychee

Prepare 8 Lemon Cocktails
  Skip for 8 RC

Each Lemon Cocktail requires 1 Lemon Champagne and 3 Grape Juice

Reward: 1000 Coins, 170 XP

Darryl:  Now I'm full, we can think clearly about our project for the science fair!

Sky's the Limit V
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Darryl:  I'll create m own space rocket!  It shouldn't be that hard!  Do you think we can make it fly?  I'm pretty sure we can!  Let's start from the basics, designing the rocket!  Let's check some achines to understand how they work!

Produce 40 bottles of White Wine
  SKip for 20 RC

Sell products worth 10,000 Coins from Seaside Barn
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 40 Sugar
  Skip for 20 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 180 XP

Darryl:  Cool!  I drew the project of our space rocket, it will fly for sure!

Special Reward:  Special Mission Gift Box

Contains 6 Super Fertiliser, 3 Super Watering Cans, 6 Power

Sky's the Limit VI
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Darryl:  To start building our space rocket, we first need some materials.  I'm pretty sure we can find good stuff using spare pieces from the machines here in the farm, right?  I hope they still work after that...

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

Prepare 4 Macadamia Salads
  Skip for 4 RC

Each Macadamia Salad requires 1 Cheese Salad and 1 Macadamia Nut

Harvest 4 Macadamia Nuts
  Skip for 4 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 180 XP

Darryl:  We got some materials, but it's not enough!

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Darryl:  We have a start!  But we still need to get more!  Let's keep looking for the materials we need!  Oh, but let's not forget the work we have to do too!  Otherwise Grandma will be angry with me!

Place a White Vinegar Stand on your Farm
  If you do not own one, the cost is 5 RC in the Collectables Section of the Market.

Prepare 6 Pomegranate Cookies
  Skip for 6 RC

Each Pomegranate Cookie requires 1 Pomegranate and 1 Soft Dough

Prepare 6 Bowls of Pickled Cabbage
  Skip for 6 RC

Each Pickled Cabbage requires 1 Cabbage and 1 White Vinegar

Reward: 1000 Coins, 190 XP

Darryl  Great!  Now we can turn all our efforts to build our ship!

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Darryl:  It's so much work to build our own rocket!  And we need more materials.  Do you tyhink Grandma can give us some leftover materials foer the rocket/  Let's ask her while we prepare some food for the journey!

Produce 50 Bottles of Mayonnaise
  Skip for 25 RC

Prepare 4 Bowls of Macadamia Soup
   Skip for  4 RC

Each Macadamia Soup requires 2 Sour Cream and 1 Macadamia Nut

Prepare 4 Plates of Macadamia Lunch
  Skip for 4 RC

Each Macadamia Lunch requires 1 Macadamia Salad and 1 Macadamia Soup

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 190 XP

Darryl:  Grandma helped us with some materials and now we just need to fix some parts and we are ready for the science fair!


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Darryl:  Great!  When we finish the rocket, we will need a star map to guide us up there in the sky!  Do you think our smart neighbours will have one or two?


Harvest 6 White Chocolate
  Skip for 5 RC


Collect 20 Star Maps from Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Prepare 4 Plates of Macadamia Chocolate Nuts
  Skip for 4 RC

Each Macadamia Chocolate Nut requires 1 White Chocolate and 1 Macadamia Nut

Reward: 1000 Coins, 200 XP

Darryl:  They are such good neighbours, always ready to help!

Sky's the Limit X
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Darryl:  The rocket is almost ready but we still have a piece or two that won't fit... I had better ask for Dad's help!  But before we go, let's prepare some food first!

Produce 50 Lily Bouquets
  Skip for 25 RC

Prepare 4 Servings of Macadamia Gelato
  Skip for 4 RC

Each Macadamia Gelato requires 1 Condensed Milk and 1 Macadamia Nut

Produce 6 Bowls of Boiled Fish with Pickled Cabbage
  Skip for 6 RC

Each Boiled Fish with Pickled Cabbage requires 1 Spicy Fish and 1 Pickled Cabbage

Note that each Spicy Fish requires 1Spice from Spice Rack and 1 Smoked Mackerel
The Spice Rack can be purchased in the Collectables section of the Market and is a temporary item.

Reward: 1000 Coins, 200 XP

Darryl:  This food should be enough till we arrive to meet Dad!

Special Reward: Robovase Decoration for Seaside Farm

THE FINAL FOLLOWING TASKS REQUIRE ACCESS TO THE ISLAND
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Darryl:  If we are really going to Space with this spaceship, we should prepare and bring some food, right?  And maybe our neighbours will also have some special space food?  We can ask!

Harvest 60 Cassava
  This is an Island Task
  Skip for 30 RC

Collect 30 Space Food from Neighbours
  Skip for 30 RC

Transport 60 Honey to Island Farm
  Skip for 30 RC

Use your Zeppelin to transport the Honey
TIP:  If you divide the Honey into two parts, you can use 2 Zeppelins to make the transfer in half the time.  30 Honey takes 2 Hours to reach the Island as opposed to the 4 hours required for 60 Honey.

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 210 XP

Darryl:  Now we are full of food and ready to fly!

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Darryl:  What if we find some aliens out there in the universe?  Let's bring some presents and become friends!  Just in case!

Craft 6 Milk Facial Masks
  Skip for 6 RC

Each requires 1 Clay Facial Mask, 2 Buffalo Milk and 1 Condensed Milk and takes 15 minutes to complete.  The task will complete, however, when you begin the crafting!

Produce 60 Bags of Cassava Flour
  This is an Island Task
  Skip for 30 RC

Produce 60 Dried Cranberries
  This is an Island task
  Skip for 30 RC

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 210 XP

Darryl:  we have so many gifts that it looks like santa is going to the stars, ha ha!

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 Darryl:  We also should bring some clothes and other materials.  What if we land in a new frozen planet?  Always be prepared!  Right?

Produce 60 Wool Cloth
  This is an Island Task but Wool must be transported from Seaside first
  Skip for 30 RC

Produce 60 Camel Yarn
   This is an Island Task
  Skip for 30 RC


Transport 60 Pineapples to Island Farm
  Skip for 30 RC

  N.B.  Again, splitting the task between two Zeppelins will halve the time for you.

Reward: 1000 Coins, 220 XP

Darryl:  Now we can go to Mercury or Pluto and we'll be fine!

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Darryl:  Finally, our space rocket is ready for the science fair!  We should bring some food and drinks!  Maybe that will help the teachers give us a better grade?  Not that we need it, of course...

Harvest 10 Chestnuts
  This is an Island Task
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 10 Bags of Chestnut Flour
  This is an Island Task
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 60 Pineapple Yogurts
  This is an Island Task
  Skip for 30 RC

N.B.  You will need to transport 60 Goat Milk to the Island from the Seaside Farm for the Yogurt Machine.

Reward: 1000 Coins, 220 XP

Darryl:  It was fantastic, great job!  We got the first position in the science fair!  Every one came to take pictures with our space rocket!

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Darryl: Our space rocket is amazing, but it won't fly.  I'm actually relieved because I couldn't live without my friends and family!  No worries!  Let's celebrate our first position in the fair with our friends!  Can you bring the cake?

Prepare 4 Macadamia Tarts
  Skip for 4 RC

N.B.  Each Macadamia Tart requires 1 Macadamia Chocolate Nut and 1 Macadamia Gelato

Produce 12 Banana Cakes
  Skip for 12 RC

Produce 20 Cranberry Bread
  This is an Island Task
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 230 XP

Darryl:  Some day, I'll become an astronaut and discover new planets and galaxies!  The future is ahead of us!  Thanks for your help!

Special Reward:  Rocket Space Ship Decoration for the Island Farm

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Robovase:
  2 Medals, 10 Green Mystrons

Rocket Space Ship:
  5 Medals, 30 Green Mystrons

Macadamia Nut Tree:
  5 Medals, 2 Super Watering Cans

Sky's the Limit Collection:
  Includes Robovase, Rocket Space Ship and Macadamia Nut Tree
  Rewards: 5 Medals, 88 Green Mystrons, 1 RC