Friday, April 24, 2015

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

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

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

Collections Mission as follows:

Collect Berets

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

Rewards:  Gooseberry Bush and Watering Cans

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

The traditionsl Quest sequence is entitled: Taste of Paris.

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

Harvest 40 Wheat
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 40 Rye
  Skip for 20 RC

Collect 40 Buffalo Milk
  Skip for 20 RC

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

Reward: 1000 Coins, 150 XP

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

Harvest 6 Apples
  Skip for 6 RC

Produce 40 Wheat Bread
  Skip for 20 RC

Prepare 20 Sacks of Cake Flour
  Skip for 20 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 160 XP

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

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

Harvest 6 Almonds
  Skip for 6 RC

Produce 40 Buffalo Milk Cheese
  Skip for 20 RC

Pepare 8 jars of Honey Syrup
  Skip for 8 RC

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

Reward: 1000 Coins, 170 XP

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

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

Collect 10 French Dictionaries from Neighbours
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 40 Red Roses
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 40 White Grapes
  Skip for 20 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 170 XP

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

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

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

Prepare 12 Lavender Cupcakes in your Kitchen
  Skip for 12 RC

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

Produce 10 Almond Cakes in Cake Machine
  Skip for 6 RC

Prepare  12 Servings of High Tea
  Skip for 12 RC

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

Reward: 1000 Coins, 180 XP

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

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

Prepare 6 Pitchers of Grapefruit Tea
  Skip for 6 RC

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

Fish 8 times with the Treble Hook
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 6 Smoked Salmon Crepes
  Skip for 6 RC

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

Reward: 1000 Coins, 180 XP

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

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

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

Produce 50 Bottles of White Wine
  Skip for 25 RC

Felicia:  Paris by night is so romantic...

Reward: 1000 Coins, 190 XP

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

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

Prepare 6 Kir Breton in your Kitchen
  Skip for 6 RC

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

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

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

Prepare 6 French Dinners in your Kitchen
  Skip for 6 RC

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

Reward: 1000 Coins, 190 XP

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

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

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

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

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

Prepare 6 French Breakfasts
  Skip for 6 RC

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

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

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

Reward: 1000 Coins, 200 XP

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

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

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

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

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

Prepare 6 Plates of Coffee Biscuits
   Skip for 6 RC

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

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

Reward: 1000 Coins, 200 XP

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

Ask Neighbours for 20 Maps of Paris
  Skip for 20 RC

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

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

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

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

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

Reward: 1000 Coins, 210 XP

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reward: 1000 Coins, 210 XP

Special Reward:  Carousel Decoration for your Island Farm

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

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

Kir Breton is made with Apple Cider and Blackcurrant Sauce

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mini Eiffel Tower Decoration:
   2 Medals, 10 Green Mystrons

Carousel Decoration:
  5 Medals, 30 Green Mystrons

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

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

Thursday, April 16, 2015

New Options in Seaside: Building Plots and Garden on Island

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Flower Book contains the following:

Ordinary Flower Chapter:
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Venus Flytrap

Viola Tricolour

Chrysanthemum

Epiphyllum

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

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

Super Flower Chapter
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Super Venus Flytrap

Super Viola Tricolour

Super Chrysanthemum

Super Epiphyllum

Super Lily

Super Jagger Lips

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

Mega Flower Chapter
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Maga Chrysanthemum

Mega Epiphyllum

Mega Lily

Mega Jagger Lips

Mega Rose

MEga Rafflesia

Mega Venus Flytrap

Mega Viola Tricolour

Mega Flowers are obtained through cross breeding.

Extraordinary Hybrids
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Doughnut Flower

Super Lollipop Flower

Cupcake Flower

Super Doughnut Flower

Super Cupcake Flower

Mega Doughnut Flower

Meag Cupcake Flower

Lollipop Flower

Mega Lollipop Flower

These flowers are obtained on rare occasions through cross breeding.

A new Island tutorial Quest is involved in this.

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

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

Help 2 flowers with the Spade
  Skip for 3 RC

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

Help 2 flowers with the Trimmer
  Skip for 6 RC

Reward: 1500 Coins, 250 XP, 15 Dev Points

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

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

Have 2 matured Level 1 Flowers
  Skip for 6 RC

Crossbreed 1 level 1 flower
  Skip for 6 RC

Reward: 1500 Coins, 250 XP, 15 Dev Points

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

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

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

Have 2 Level 2 Flowers
  Skip for 6 RC

Help 2 Flowers with the insecticide
  Skip for 6 RC

Help 2 flowers with the UV Light
  Skip for 6 RC

Reward: 1500 Coins, 250 XP, 15 Dev Points

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

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

Have 2 matured level 2 flowers
  Skip for 6 RC

Crossbreed 2 level 2 flowers
   Skip for 6 RC

Rewards: 1500 Coins, 250 XP, 15 Dev Points

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

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

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

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


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

3rd Building Plot Expansion
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Reach Level 20

Have 12 Steak Burgers

Have 5 bowls of Spaghetti

4th Building Plot Expansion
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Reach Level 23

Have 6 Smoked Menhaden
  Skip for 6 RC

Have 6 Plates of Stuffed Turkeys
  Skip for 12 RC

5th Building Plot Expansion
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Reach Level 31

Have 20 Bowls of Dumpling Soup
  Skip for 20 RC

Have 20 bowls of White Wine Crab
  Skip for 20 RC


6th Building Plot Expansion
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Reach Level 37

Have 30 plates of Peach Cobbler

Have 30 Lavender Aroma Bottles


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

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

Friday, April 10, 2015

Time-Restricted Sharing is Caring Quest and Garlands Collection Mission

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

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

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

Collect Garlands:

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

Rewards: Black Pepper Tree and Super Watering Cans

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

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

Harvest 40 Corn
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 6 Maple Syrup
  Skip for 6 RC

Harvest 40 Tomatoes
  Skip for 20 RC

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

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 160 XP

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

Produce 40 Cheddar Cheese
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 40 Wheat Bread
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 40 Cheese Burgers
  Skip for 20 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 160 XP

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

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

Harvest 40 Oats
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 40 sacks of Rye Flour
  Skip for 20 RC

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

Reward: 1000 Coins, 170 XP

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

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

Harvest 6 Cherries
  Skip for 6 RC

Harvest 40 Lavender
  Skip for 20 RC

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

Reward: 1000 Coins, 170 XP

Grandma:  The farm smells of lavender!

Special Reward:  Special Mission Gift Box

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

Produce 50 Bottles of Wine
  Skip for 25 RC

Produce 15 glasses of Cherry Juice
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 10 Coconut Milk in your Kitchen
  Skip for 10 RC

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

Reward: 1000 Coins, 180 XP

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

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

Harvest 6 Black Peppers
  Skip for 6 RC

Harvest 50 Pumpkins
  Skip for 25 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 180 XP

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

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

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

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

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

Reward:  1000 Coins, 190 XP

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

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

Produce 60 Love Cakes
  Skip for 30 RC

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

Produce 60 Jars of Pitaya Jam
  Skip for 30 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 190 XP

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

Special Reward:  Basketball Playground  Decoration for your Seaside Farm

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

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

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

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

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

Reward: 1000 Coins, 200 XP

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

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

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

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

Grandma:  These flowers smell so nice!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 200 XP

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

Produce 6 Cherry Chocolates
  Skip for 6 RC

Harvest 6 Bamboo Shoots
  Skip for 6 RC

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

Reward: 1000 Coins, 210 XP

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

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

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

Collect 20 Water Blasters from Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

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

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

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

Reward: 1000 Coins, 210 XP

Special Final Reward:  Bunnies Fountain Decoration

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

Black Pepper Tree
  5 Medals, 2 Super Watering Cans

Basketball Playground
  2 MEdals, 10 Green Mystrons

Bunnies Decoration
  5 Medals, 30 Green Mystrons

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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



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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

I Smell a New Feature Mission, Perform on the 1st of April

There is a new traditional Quest sequence in Family Farm Seaside that promises to unlock a new feature when completed.  Without giving away too much, I strongly suggest that farmers perform this sequence on the 1st of April!

I Smell a New Feature Quest
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I Smell a New Feature I
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Darryl:  I'm so excited.  Dad just told me that if I help him with some tasks, he'll show me a new feature for the Seaside Farm.

Harvest 6 Apples
  Skip for 3 RC

Collect 15 Bottles of Milk
  Skip for 5 RC

Produce 12 Jars of Apple Jam
  Skip for 6 RC

Reward: 468 Coins, 67 XP

Darryl:  I wonder what we'll be able to do on the farm!

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Darryl:  Dad said this isn't enough yet!  For the new function, he said we need some more nice smelling things.  I'm getting curious!

Harvest 4 Maple Syrup
  Skip for 2 RC

Harvest 6 Cherries
  Skip for 3 RC

Produce 16 Bottles of Wine
  Skip for 8 RC

Reward: 390 Coins, 55 XP

Darryl:  I think this should be enough, or will it?  We harvested a great mix of items.

I Small a New Feature III
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Dad said it's nearly inished@  We just need a few more items to complete the whole experience!

Produce 12 Glasses of Apple Juice
  Skip for 6 RC

Prepare 8 Cupes of Maple Milk Tea
  Skip for 3 RC

Plant 25 Lavender
  Skip for 25 RC

Reward: 468 Coins, 67 XP

Darryl:  We did it!  Congratulations!  The new feature is unlcoked!

I Smell a New Feature IV
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Darryl:  Wow, this function is amazing, the smell is so fragrant.  If you tap o it, you'll be able to smell it too!

Plant 20 Clover to try the new eature
  Skip for 5 RC

Tap on one matured Clover Crop to smell it

Tape on the matured Lavender Crop to smell it

Rewards:  83 XP,  1 Funny Scarecrow Decoration

Darryl:  April Fool's!  Hope your phone didn't smell too bad.  As a compensation, I have a cute decoration for you!


Friday, March 27, 2015

Easter Sabotage Time-Restricted Quest and Lily Collections Mission

As usual, there are two different components to this time-restricted Quest.  One is a Collections Mission and the second is a traditional Quest sequence.  As is usually the case now, the traditional Quest sequence is in three sections, each consisting of four parts.  At the end of Easter Sabotage IV, you will receive a special Gift Box that contains farm aids.  At the end of Easter Sabotage VIII, you will receive a Cleanable Decoration for the original Seaside Farm and finally, after completing Easter Sabotage XII, you will receive a special cleanable Decoration for the Island Farm.  To complete the final section, you will need access to the Island Farm or use RC to skip the Island tasks.

The most exciting element of this new Quest probably is the introduction of a new Crop to the Island in the form of Daffodils.  In a way, I think it is a pity the developers have not brought the beautiful Iris back to the oroginal Farm at the same time as it is one of the most glorious of flowers and they did have it once upon a time as a limited Crop.  Perhaps one day...  Meanwhile, though, the Daffodils are a welcome Springtime addition to the Island Crops.  It does not appear to be a Limited Crop, so those Farmers who have not unlocked the Island yet will be able to enjoy it when they do.

Collections Mission:

Collect Valley Lilies

Collect 70 Purple Lilies from Grapes

Collect 50 Blue Lilies from Peacock Feathers

Collect 30 Yellow Lilies from Cheese Burgers

Collect 10 Pink Lilies from Sakura Flower

Rewards:  12 Watering Cans and Rhubarb Shrub

The Rhubarb Shrub is a Collectable, one of those annoying items that produces only every 4 hours.  At the moment, I cannot find it in the Collectables section of the Market, which is bad news.  If it does not appear in the Market during this Quest, it definitely will be available AFTER the time limit.  Would be nice if it were there now, though...  A matters stand, you have to complete the Collections Mission by the time you reach Easter Sabotage V to be able to place the Rhubarb Shrub and make 6 Recipes that use Rhubarb or use RC both to skip the placement task and to buy the necessary amounts of Rhubarb for the Recipe in the Market.  Keeping my fingers crossed that they will add the Rhubarb Shrub to the Market Collectable Menu but I doubt this will occur before the end of the Quest.  Where the new Collectable Items are concerned, they tend not to be offered during a time-restricted Mission, even though it is more difficult to complete any task that requires the item's product as production and harvests cannot be accelerated by ANY means. 

In fact, on my original Farm, i was able to complete the Collections Mission in good time and obtained the Rhubarb Shrub, still not listed in the Market.  To my disappointment, it produces only 1 Rhubarb every 4 hours.  This would make completion of the tasks that require Rhubarb to make a Recipe Dish VERY slow indeed.  For players that do not mind spending a little RC, I do recommend the purchase of some of the Rhubarb needed for 1 RC each...

The traditional Quest sequence is as follows:

Easter Sabotage I
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Darryl:  Oh no!  This time my April Fool's jokes went a little too far.  Every one is so mad at me because I ruined the Easter Holidays!  I better go take cover in the farm for a while.  Perhaps I can hide in the stable.  I just need some supplies.

Produce 40 Bottles of Milk
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 40 tomatoes
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 40 Cheddar Cheese
  Skip for 20 RC

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 160 XP

Darryl:  Okay, enough cheese.  Time to go!  Hurry!


Easter Sabotage II
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Darryl:  Wait!  I forgot about something to drink... Who knows how long I'll have to stay away from the others.  Can you sneak back and get some juice and juicy fruits?  I'll wait here for you.  If Granny asks, you don't know where I am!

Harvest 6 Coconuts
  Skip for 6 RC

Produce 40 Grape Juice
  Skip for 20 RC

Prepare 10 Kvass
  Skip for 10 RC

Darryl:  Thanks!  I was already dehydrating!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 160 XP

Easter Sabotage III
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Darryl:  While you were gone, I could hear Felicia complaining about me to Grandma.  She was decorating the garden for the Easter party when she slipped and fell.  My tripping hazard worked too well.  Mmh do you think I should apologise?

Collect 20 Buckets with Wind from Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Prepare 10 Meatloaf
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 8 Cherries
  Skip for 8 RC

Darryl:  Look!  Everything looks so beautiful now!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 170 XP

Easter Sabotage IV
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Darryl:  AFter helping Felicia, even if she couldn't see me doing it, I already felt better.  At the same time,, it reminds me of all of the tricks I played on Grandma and all the others...  It's a long list of people to whom I need to say I am sorry...

Collect 40 Eggs
  Skip for 20 RC

Prepare 10 Soft Dough
  Skip for 10 RC

Collect 6 Nectar
  Skip for 6 RC

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

(Fewer Farm Aids than the previous time-restricted Mission!)

Darryl:  With all this stuff I should be able to make some nice things for every one.  THey have to forgive me!

Reward:  1000 Coins, 170 XP

Easter Sabotage V
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Darryl:  I misxe up salt and sugar!  I messed up Grandma's pies for the Easter fest.  It was fun to see their faces make all kinds of grimacing when biting into the pie, haha!  Cough.  At least for me it was.  Grandma didn't look too happy!

Place Rhubarb Shrub on Farm
  Reward from Collections Mission
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 50 Angora Hair
  Skip for 25 RC

Prepare 6 Rhubarb Gelee
  Skip for 6 RC

Darryl:  I hope the sweets can cheer Grandma up!  But we need more for her friends, if they ever dare to visit Granny again.  Oops.

Reward: 1000 Coins, 180 XP

Easter Sabotage VI
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Darryl:  I should send a 'Sorry Basket' to Grandma's friends.  After all, they were the ones eating my salt pie.  Mmh, what do elderly ladies like?

Prapare 6 Chocolate Dream Bars
  Skip for 6 RC

Produce 25 Lemon Cakes
  Skip for 12 RC

Produce 25 Black Forest Cakes
  Skip for 12 RC

Darryl:  This should make their tongues forget the taste of the salt.

Reward: 1000 Coins, 180 XP

Easter Sabotage VII
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Darryl:  Phew, enough apologising!  They shouldn't be so strict with me.  Time to slack off and let time do the rest.  I bet everything looks different after a few hours.

Prepare 15 bowls of Fruit Salad
  Skip for 15 RC

Harvest 50 Pumpkins
  Skip for 25 RC

Fish 8 times with the Treble Hook
  Skip for 8 RC

Darryl:  For me, the world is perfect again.  Let's see how my family reacts when I go back now!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 190 XP

Easter Sabotage VIII
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Darryl:  Seems like it's working!  Granny and Felicia were already talking about forgiving me, if they weren't so busy preparing the after-Easter festival.  Wait, do you think they wanted to ask me for help?

Prepare 4 Creamed Crab Cakes
  Skip for 4 RC

Produce 6 Smoked Mackerel
  Skip for 6 RC

Produce 50 Champagne
  Skip for 25 RC

Darryl:  Phew, helping feels so different.  Playing tricks is more fun!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 190 XP

Special Reward:  Flower Deco Decoration for Family Seaside Farm; decoration is cleanable and gives purple Cleaning Gift Box

The final section requires access to the Island to complete all tasks without using RC:

Easter Sabotage IX
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Darryl:  For a good farm party, you need food, drinks and...

Collect 20 Light Bulbs from Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Craft 4 Wooden Chairs
  Skip for 4 RC

N.B.  Each Wooden Chair requires 4 Wooden Cylinders and 1 Wooden Plank,  As you cannot speed the production of harvests from the Wood Trees, it is a good idea to make certain that you have these supplies from the Oak and Cedar Trees in advance.

Fertilise Neighbours' Farms 50 Times
  Skip for 25 RC

Darryl:  Now they don't need to worry about things going dark during the party.

Reward: 1000 Coins, 200 XP

Easter Sabotage X
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Mh, with all the lights now it feels like some colour is missing on the farm.  How about some beautiful flowers?

Harvest 60 Daffodils
  Skip for 30 RC
  N.B.  Daffodils are an Island Crop.

Prepare 8 Rhubarb Pies
  Skip for 8 RC

N.B.  Each Rhubarb Pie requires 1 Rhubarb Gelee and 1 Butter Pie

Prepare 10 Carrot Cupcakes
  Skip for 10 RC

N.B.  Each Carrot Cupcake requires 1 Carrot and 1 Cake Flour

Darryl:  Wow! You can really see the colours, even in the dark!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 200 XP

Easter Sabotage XI
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Darryl: I thought about preparing some surprises for my family.  Maybe some bouquets, some fruit...

Harvest 30 Camomile
  Skip for 15 RC

Harvest 30 Lilies
  Skip for 15 RC

Produce 30 Camomile Baskets
  Skip for 15 RC

Darryl:  Okay, everything is set and our friends can come over to celebrate the Easter holidays with us!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 210 XP

Easter Sabotage XII
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Darryl:  Finally, they forgave me!  I am so relieved.  Time to relax and enjoy all the Easter treats.  Oh, you can sell the left-overs if you want.  We can use the coins later on to buy some useful stuff for the next party!

Sell Products worth 10,000 Coins from Seaside Barn
  Skip for 5 RC

Prepare 10 Easter Biscuit Sets
  Skip for 10 RC

Craft 6 Flower Tables
  Skip for 6 RC

Darryl:  What an amazing holiday.  Next year, I won't play so many tricks, that's for sure!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 210 XP

Special Reward:  Cleanable Rabbit House Decoration for Island Farm

New Recipes have been added to the Kitchen Menu.  You will find them on the last pages:

Rhubarb Gelee:  234 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Rhubarb, Strawberry Jam

Butter Pie: 595 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Batter, Orange Crumble

Rhubarb Pie: 867 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Rhubarb Gelee, Butter Pie

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Carrot Cupcake: 414 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Carrot, Cake Flour

Spring Tart: 256 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Almond Paste, Sakura Candy

Easter Biscuit Set: 707 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Carrot Cupcake, Spring Tart

Gallery Registration
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Almost a week into the Mission, the Gallery Registration finally has been added as follows:

Rhubarb Shrub: 2 Medals, 2 Power

Flower Pot Deco: 2 Medals, 10 Green Mystrons

Rabbit House: 5 Medals, 30 Green Mystrons

Unnamed Collection:  Includes Rhubarb Shrub, Flower Pot Deco and Rabbit House
  Reward: 5 Medals, 88 Green Mystrons, 1 RC

Strategies for Mission
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This is one of those Missions where it is not possible to purchase the Collections Reward in the Market at this point.  It makes it imperative almost to complete the Collections Mission if you do not wish to spend quite a lot of RC to skip Tasks that require the placement of the Shrub or the actual Rhubarb collected from it in Recipes.

I created a second Farm basically in order to ascertain how difficult these time-restricted Missions would be for a new player or a fairly low-level Player.  Recently, it has become farm more difficult for low level players to complete time-restricted Missions as the final four parts include tasks that require access to the Island.

It was interesting to discover that Dev Points are not the only requirement for unlocking new Items on the Island.  Level of experience is a factor as well.  At Level 36, I unlocked new items but could not purchase them as I lacked sufficient Dev Points.  A low level player therefore has three separate hurdles to clear in order to complete all three parts of the new style of time-restricted Quest.  The first of these is to have unlocked the Island itself.  The second is to have sufficient Experience to unlock the Items required for any Island task and the third is to have sufficient Dev Points and in some cases, the specific Expansion on the Island that allows the Farmer access to a Machine or Building used in a task.

Again, I was able to complete the entire Quest sequence fairly quickly for my original Farm where I have all Island Expansions as well as every Machine apart from the Pizza Machine.  It was my low level farm that still has not completed the Island tasks.  At Level 36, I still need to achieve more Dev Points if I wish to be able to grow Camomile until I have obtained another 160 Dev Points!  I unlocked every option quickly on my original Farm for the sake of completing the Island Guide for my site, even when I had to pay RC to skip some tasks in the interest of speed.  On my second farm, I cannot afford to spend too much RC.  I therefore may be hard-pressed to complete the Island portion of the Quest before it expires.  I only have two parts left, however, so time will tell...

Friday, March 13, 2015

Time-restricted Seaside Fashion Show Quest

Note on the morning of yet another Friday the 13th!  All tasks and rewards are included at this point but I intend to add notes about the ingredients and process for completing each Task as well as the Kitchen Recipes as time permits.

Seaside Fashion Show Quest and Purse Collections Mission
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A new time-restricted Quest and Collections Mission has been released in Family Farm Seaside.  It is a Fashion Show theme and is two-fold.  A Collections Mission operates in tandem with a traditional Quest sequence as is usually the case:  The new format in terms of Rewards for the traditional Quest sequence continues as you will receive a special Reward each time you complete four Parts in the sequence.  The first Reward is a Special Mission Gift Bag after completing Seaside Fashion Show IV, a Decoration for the Seaside Farm in the form of a cleanable Music Box for completing Seaside Fashion Show VIII and a cleanable Decoration for the Island Farm  in the form of a Wooden Gazebo Decoration for completing the final Seaside Fashion Show XII tasks.

Tecnically, one needs to have access to the Island in order to be able to complete the last four Parts of the traditional Fashion Show Quest sequence.  It is not only access to the Island that is required but sufficient progress there to be able to have an Essential Oil Machine.  It is possible to pay RC to skip specific Tasks.  Whether or not this is worth doing for a player with no access to the Island yet or insufficient progress to perform all the Island tasks is something only each individual player can judge.

Recently, I created a second Farm in order to be able to add information to my Guide as well as determining how difficult Quests and Missions would be for a fairly low-level player.  I With a lifelong interest in dolls and international festivals, I was eager to obtain the Japanese Doll Set at the end of the last time-restricted Quest for my second farm.  (Yes, slightly obsessive and insane!)  I was at Level 28 when the quest was released.  I was able to increase my Level and I had to complete the Puzzle pieces as well before I could even unlock the Island.  I found I was running out of time and had to buy my way out of the Island tasks.  Without a Pie Machine, I would not have been able to perform them anyway.    Had the Reward been different, I would not have bothered on the second farm.

This new Quest sequence follows the same form in requiring Island access to complete the final four Parts.  Not every task or even every Part has Island tasks but if you wish to obtain the Wooden Gazebo, you either have to have access to the Island or pay substantial amounts of RC to 'skip' specific tasks.  Furthermore, it appears to me that some of the final Parts are brutal in their requirements.  On my first Farm, I should be able to complete them but as a Level 30 farmer on the new Farm, i doubt it will be possible.

New Recipes have been added to the Kitchen Menu, as is always the case where these time-restricted Quests are concerned.  New Items have been added as well to the Beauty Shop and tasks require that the Player craft all three of these.  A new item in the dorm of the Drift Bottle has been added to the Free Gifts Menu.  You will need 10 of these to complete one of the tasks in the traditional Quest sequence.  Basically, I would advice farmers NOT to sell any of the items that they make in the course of completing the Quest tasks as they may be needed later in the sequence.

The first element of the new Mission is a Collections Mission as follows:


Collect Purses
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Collect 70 Blue Purses from Blueberries

Collect 50 Pink Purses from Pitaya Jam

Collect 30 Purple Purses from Grape Juice

Collect 10 Red Purses from Wild Rose Tree

Reward: Rainbow Tree

The Rainbow Tree can be purchased as well in the Market for 10 RC.  Is the sharp price increase intended to pursuade players to complete the Collections Mission instead?


Seaside Fashion Show Quest
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Felicia:  We've worked so hard over the last few days!  It's time for some entertainment!  Let's come up with some ideas while doing our last chores!

Harvest 6 Cherries
  Skip for 6 RC

Produce 40 Glasses of Grape Juice
  Skip for 20 RC
  N.B.  This is one of the items that produces Purses.

Produce 40 bundles of Wool
  Skip for 20 RC

Felicia:  Any ideas?

Reward: 1000 Coins, 160 XP

Seaside Fashon Show II
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Felicia:  hey!  Something just hit me! Let's invite all of our neighbours and organise a fashion show on our farm!  What do you think?  Not bad, eh?  Let's prepare some snacks first!  What would they like to eat?

Prepare 8 Candied Apples
  Skip for 8 RC

Produce 40 Oat Bread
  Skip for 20 RC

Prepare  10 Coffee Biscuits
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 160 XP

Felicia:  I also prepared some bread and cookies, just in case!

Seaside Fashion Show III
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Felicia:  A fashion show can't be a success without some beautiful ornaments. Hmm... Let's get some flowrs first!  And later I'll show you how to dress up!  So, stay tuned!

Harvest 40 Red Roses
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 40 Daisies
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 40 Lavender
  Skip for 20 RC

Felicia:  Pfff, it took some time, but it was worth it!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 170 XP

Seaside Fashion Show IV
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Felicia:  Oh, snacks are ready!  Next... let's do the drinks!  In the meantime, let's ask Darryl to give the guests a call!  After all, who would say 'no' to such a gentleman, right?

Prepare 10 jugs of Lemon Champagne
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 10 jars of Apple Milkshakes
  Skip for 10 RC

Collect 20 Mobile Phones from Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 170 XP

Felicia:  Neighbours can always lend a helping hand.  Thanks!

End of First Section:  Reward is a Special Missions Gift Box containing 6 Super Fertiliser, 6 Super Watering Can, 6 Power

Seaside Fashion Show V
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Felicia:  Since I will be the hostess of the show, I need to look the part.  Grandma always said that real beauty is all about living healthily!  Let's mix some tasty fruits into healthy juices and teas!

Harvest 6 Grapefruits
  Skip for 6 RC

Produce 20 Orange Juice
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 6 Grapefruit Tea
  Skip for 6 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 180 XP

Felicia:  That was so refreshing!

Seaside Fashion Show VI
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Felicia:  Not long until the show starts, so I should begin preparing the rest of the dishes.  Good thing Darryl is here to help!  We should prepare a lot of dishes, who knows how many guests will attend?

Prepare 12 Blueberry Krispie Bars
  Skip for 12 RC

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

Prepare 6 Lemon Fish
  Skip for 6 RC

  N.B.  Each requires 1 Butterfish and 1 Lemon

Prepare 10 plates of  Almond Omelets
  Skip for 10 RC

  N.B.  Each requires 1 Chorizo Frittata and 1 Almond Spread

Felicia:  Unbelievable!  We prepared all the dishes by ourselves!  And guess what?  The taste is pretty good, if I should say so myself!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 180 XP

Seaside Fashion Show VII
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Felicia:  Do you remember the flowers we harvested before?  Let's put some here as decorations, and then use the remainder in the Beauty Shop to make something to go with the ornament!

Place Rainbow Tree on your Farm
  (Reward from Collections Mission or purchase for 10 RC)

Craft 10 Blue Hearts
  Skip for 10 RC

  N.B.  The Blue Heart is one of three new items that have been added to the Beauty Shop menu.  Each Blue Heart requires 5 Blue Roses, 3 Fern Flowers and 1 Glass (request as a free gift from a Neighbour).

Collect 20 Tiaras from Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 190 XP

Felicia:  Wow, it looks beautiful!  The guests will be really amazed!

Seaside Fashion Show VIII
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Felicia:  Our guests are coming soon!  I need some time to dress up!  Meanwhile, Darryl can prepare some fresh fruits for our guests.  After such a long journey, they must be starving!

Prepare 6 Rainbow Cakes
  Skip for 6 RC

Harvest 50 Strawberries
  Skip for 25 RC

Harvest 50 Blueberries
  Skip for 25 RC

Felicia:  I was right!  All the fruits were gone in a second!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 190 XP

Special Reward:  Cleanable Music Box Decoration for Seaside Farm, yields Purple Gift Box

Seaside Fashion Show IX
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Felicia:  Well, I did not expect to have so many guests here!  Well done, Darryl!  Our chairs are running out!  Let's go into the Workshop and craft some more Wooden Chairs!

Craft 4 Wooden Chairs
  Skip for 4 RC

  This requires use of the Workshop on the Island.  Each requires 4 Wooden Cylinders (Oak) and 1 Wooden Plank (Cedar) to make.

Craft 4 Scarecrow Toys
  Skip for 4 RC

  This requires use of the Workshop on the Island.  Each requires 2 Mohair Yarn and 1 Cedar Wood to complete.

Craft 10 Oil Painting Frames
  Skip for 10 RC

  This requires use of the Workshop on the Island.  Each requires 2 Linen and 2 Oak Wood to complete.

Felicia:  I also made some toys while I was at it.  Souvenirs for our guests!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 200 XP

Seaside Fashion Show X
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Felicia:  Great!  Everything is ready now.  It's showtime!  I cannot wait to see the girls in all those beautiful dresses.  Hmm... I should have Darryl prepare some flowers and gifts for our models as a thank you!

Produce 60 Tulip Bouquets
  Skip for 30 RC

Produce 60 White Rose Bouquets
  Skip for 30 RC

Produce 60 Toy Horses
  Skip for 30 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 200 XP

Felicia:  I think they'll really like these gifts!

Seaside Fashion Show XI
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Felicia:  Wow, that felt amazing!  The crowd went wild seeing those beautiful ladies in so many different dresses!  I think I did a pretty good job hosting this event.  Time to go back to the farm and see if Darryl needs any help.

Fertilise Neighbours' Farms 40 times
  Skip for 40 RC

Complete 4 Helicopter Orders
  Skip for 4 RC

Craft 10 Drift Bottle Necklaces
  Skip for 10 RC

  N.B.  The Drift Bottle Necklace is one of three new items that have been added to the Beauty Shop Menu.  Each Drift Bottle Necklace requires 1 Blue Heart, 2 White Cord Necklaces (another new Beauty Shop Item) and 1 Drift Bottle.  Make certain if you can that you craft the White Cord Necklaces in advance as you will need a total of 20 to complete this task!  Do not sell the Blue Hearts that you crafted earlier as they will be needed as well!
Incidentally, each Drift Bottle Necklace takes 35 minutes to complete.

Recipe for White Cord Necklace:  1 Angora Hair, 1 Wool, 2 Daisies

Felicia:  Darryl is such a hard worker!  Where would I be without him?

Reward: 1000 Coins, 210 XP

Seaside Fashion Show XII
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Felicia:  Everybody is preparing to leave.  let's hand out their gifts and wish them a good journey!  Wait, where are the gifts?  Oh, gosh!  I sold them when I was at the farm!  Guys, I'll be back in a minute, please wait!

Prepare 6 Rainbow Delights
  Skip for 6 RC

Craft 6 Starfish Mirrors
  Skip for 6 RC

  N.B.  The Starfish Mirror is made in the Beauty Shop and each requires 2 Lavender Bouquets, 1 Dried Starfish and 1 Glass (free Gift from Neighbours)

Craft 6 Camomile Aroma Bottles
  Skip for 6 RC

  This is a three-part project.  Wooden Aroma Bottles are crafted in the Workshop using 2 Wool Yarn and 1 Cedar Wood.  You need to produce Camomile Essensial Oil for each in your Essential Oil Machine on the Island.  You then need to transport both Oil and Bottles to  the original Seaside Farm to make the Camomile Aroma Bottles in the Beauty Shop.
Each requires 1 Wooden Aroma Bottle, 1 Camomile Essential Oil and 1 Distilled Water.

Felicia:  Gift time!  Thanks for joining, every one!  See you soon!

Reward: 1000 Coins, 210 XP

Final Special Reward:  Cleanable Wooden Gazebo Decoration for Island Farm

Gallery Registrations
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Do not forget to register the new items in the Gallery in order to be able to register the Collection as follows:

Music Box
  2 Medals, 10 Green Mystrons

Wooden Gazebo
  5 Medals, 30 Green Mystrons

Rainbow Tree
  8 Medals, 2 Super Watering Cans

Seaside Fashion Show Collection
  Includes:  Rainbow Tree, Music Box, Wooden Gazebo
  5 Medals, 88 Green Mystrons, 1 RC



Friday, February 27, 2015

Doll's Day Time-Restricted Quests and Kimono Dolls Collections Mission

A new time-restricted Doll's Day Mission has been released in Family Farm Seaside.  As is usually the case, it is two-pronged, with a Collections Mission and a traditional Quest sequence.  As has been the case recently, the traditional Quest sequence is divided into three main sections, each of which consists of four parts and carries its own Reward.  The final section, from Doll's Day IX through Doll's Day XII, requires access to the Island, although only a few of the tasks actually use Island Animals or Machines.  You could conceivably buy your way out of these, although it would be expensive.



As in the past couple of time-restricted Missions, you will receive a special Mission Gift Bag for completing Doll's Day IV.  You will receive a cleanable Decoration for the Seaside Farm in the form of an Ichimatsu Doll for completing Doll's Day VIII and finally, if you complete Doll's Day XII, you will receive a cleanable Decoration for the Island Farm in the form of a Japanese Doll Set.

Dolls' Day or Hinamatsuri is a very popular Japanese folk festival and one of my personal favourites as a doll collector.   A few years ago, I wrote a post about it:

Hinamatsuri and Kokeshi Dolls in Japan




Alas, not being Japanese, I do not own a real Hina-matsuri collection but I do have a wonderful pop-up card from Japan with paper Hina-matsuri dolls.  I have a feeling that this type of display has replaced the real dolls in many households even in Japan.

The Collections Mission is as follows:

Collect Kimono Dolls
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70 Green Kimono Dolls from Chardonnay
50 Pink Kimono Dolls from Love Cake
30 Red Kimono Dolls from Ketchup
10 Yellow Kimono Dolls from Laurus Tree

Reward: Adzuki Tree, which produces Adzuki
Can purchase Adzuki Tree for 6 RC if you prefer

The traditional Quest sequence is the Doll's Day sequence as follows:

Doll's Day Quests
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Doll's Day I
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Last night I dreamed about my Japanese friend, Yoshiko.  I hope she's doing fine in Japan.  I wonder if she's as busy as me with all of my farm work.

Harvest 6 Apples
  Skip for 6 RC

Harvest 40 White Grapes
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 10 glasses of Cherry Juice
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 160 XP

Felicia:  I was thinking of her again while doing my works, maybe it's a sign!

Doll's Day II
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Felicia:  Speaking of the devils, when I got back to the house, Darryl told me I have a letter and it's from Yoshiko!  It must be fate but before I read it, I need to eat something after all the works I just finished.

Prepare 6 Jars of Apple Jelly
  Skip for 6 RC

  N.B.  You will need 12 Maple Syrup and 36 Apple Jam

Prepare 6 Light Muffins
  Skip for 6 RC

  N.B.  You will need 6 Cake Flour and 12 Cherry Jam

Produce 40 jars of Pitaya Jam
  Skip for 20 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 160 XP

Felicia:  I'm so full!  Now where is that letter again?

Doll's Day III
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Felicia:  Yoshiko sent me a letter and a picture.  The picture shows a lot of different kinds of dolls.  I wonder what she wrote inside of her letter.  Did she change her job to be a dollmaker?

Produce 40 Bottles of Milk
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 40 Red Teddy Bears
  Skip for 20 RC

  N.B.  You will need 40 Wool

Produce 40 Blue Teddy Bears
  Skip for 20 RC

  N.B.  You will need 40 Angora Hair 

Reward: 1000 Coins, 170 XP

Felicia:  Her dolls look so realistic and pretty!

Doll's Day IV
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Felicia:  It turns out that she's celebrating Dolls' Day and she wanted to show me her beautiful dolls set.  While reading halfway through, Grandma called me to help Darryl finish his chores as he's getting overwhelmed.

Prepare 6 jars of Honey Syrup
  Skip for 6 RC

  N.B.  You will need 48 Honey and 32 Milk
 
Harvest 4 Cherries
  Skip for 4 RC

Produce 40 Bottles of White Wine
  Skip for 20 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 170 XP

Felicia:  Darryl is still a kid.  He doesn't want to admit that he's overwhelmed but that makes him so cute!

Reward:  Special Mission Box

Mine contained 6 Super Fertiliser, 3 Super Watering Cans, 6 Power

Doll's Day V
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Felicia:  Let's see, where was I?  She wrote that this day is also known as Girls' Day.  Girls put their doll set on display and make sweets for their guest.  Why don't we finish all of our chores for today and have our own version of Doll's Day?

Harvest 50 Sweet Potatoes
  Skip for 25 RC

Prepare 10 Sticks of Cotton Candy
  Skip for 10 RC

  N.B.  You will need 10 Sugar Cubes and 10 Honey Syrup

Produce 50 Love Cakes
  Skip for 25 RC

Note that the Love Cakes are one of the items that produce Kimono Dolls randomly.

Reward: 1000 Coins, 180 XP

Felicia:  I'm so excited now and I can't wait to start prapering!
 

Doll's Day VI
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Felicia:  So, according to the letter, beside dolls and sweets, I also need some decorations for the display.  I might need some help from Darryl.  Do you think i need to bribe him with food?

Collect 20 Asian Floor Lamps from Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Prepare 6 Portions of Festival Food
  Skip for 6 RC

  N.B.  You will need 6 Candied Apples and 6 Shaved Ice

Prepare 20 Plates of Milk Cookies
  Skip for 20 RC

  N.B.  You will need 20 Condensed Milk and 20 Wheat Flour

Reward: 1000 Coins, 180 XP

Felicia:  I knew it!  He can't resist the food I made for him.  He will help me with the decorations for my doll set now.


Doll's Day VII
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Felicia:  So decorations were taken care of and next are the sweets.  Luckily she told me what kind of sweets I should make and it's just in time for snack time here so I will be able to nibble a bit.  I mean taste test it.

Place an Adzuki Tree on your Farm
  (Reward from Collections Mission or purchase in Market)

Prepare 6 Servings of Adzuki Paste
  Skip for 6 RC

  N.B.  You will need 6 Adzuki and 6 Honey Syrup

Prepare 4 Sakura Cakes
  Skip for 4 RC

  N.B.  You will need  8 Sakura Flowers and 24 Cake Flour

Reward: 1000 Coins, 190 XP

Felicia:  It's delicious and I think I'm getting a sugar high.

Doll's Day VIII
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Felicia:  The recipe is so delicious and now I feel like experimenting a bit.  I will need some more ingredients so let's go to plant and harvest some.

Produce 50 Sugar
  Skip for 25 RC

Harvest 6 Persimmons
  Skip for 6 RC

Prepare 6 Plates of Octopus Balls
  Skip for 6 RC

  N.B.  You will need 6 Octopus and 6 Soft Dough

Reward: 1000 Coins, 190 XP

Felicia:  It feels great to be able to plant my own ingredients for cooking.  It's so much fresher than buying it in stores.

Reward:  Ichimatsu Doll Decoration for Seaside Farm, cleanable for Purple Gift Box

The final four parts of the Doll's Day Quest sequence requires access to the Island:

Doll's Day IX
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Felicia:  Now we're only left with the dolls themselves.  Let's see what I need for them.  We need some cloth.  I wonder if Grandma has some old clothes that I can use for it.  Maybe Dad can help me too.

Collect 20 Kimono Cloth from Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 60 Mohair Yarn
  Skip for 30 RC

  N.B.  Mohair Yarn is made from Mohair, produced by the  Angora Goat  in the Spinning Machine on the Islan

Produce 60 Linen
  Skip for 30 RC

  N.B.  Linen is made from Flax, an Island Crop, in the Loom

Reward: 1000 Coins, 200 XP

Felicia:  A loom is so useful and now I have clothes for the dolls.

Doll's Day X
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Felicia:  Now I just need to wait for my friends to arrive but wait, where did all the sweets that I made go?  Oh, Darryl ate it all because he was hungry.  I need to hurry and remake them before every one arrives.

Produce 60 Portions of Cranberry Pie
  Skip for 30 RC

  N.B.  Cranberry is an Island Crop and Cranberry Pie is made on the Island in the Pie Machine.  The other ingredients are Cassava Flour and Honey.  The Cassava Flour is made on the Island but the Honey must be transported from Seaside.

Prepare 6 Plates of Layered Mochi
  Skip for 6 RC

  N.B.  You will need 6 Sweet Dumplings and 18 Sweet Potatoes

Prepare 6 Plates of Matcha Lychee Pancakes
  Skip for 6 RC

  N.B.  You will need  6 Matcha and 6 Lychee Scones

Reward: 1000 Coins, 200 XP

Felicia:  Fiuh!  I made it just in time before the first guests arrived.

Doll's Day XI
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Felicia:  Every one arrived on time and they're admiring my dolls' set.  I will ask Darryl to take a picture and send it to Yoshiko but before that, I think we need more drinks here.

Prepare 6 Cups of Sakura Tea
  Skip for 6 RC

  N.B.  You will need 6 Sakura and 12 Honey

Produce 60 Glasses of Grape Juice
  Skip for 30 RC

Prepare 10 jugs of Lemon Champagne
  Skip for 10 RC

  N.B.  You will need 20 Lemons and 20 Champagne

Reward: 1000 Coins, 210 XP

Felicia:  I hope we made enough for every one to enjoy it now.

Doll's Day XII
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Felicia:  As a token of thank you for every one who came today, I want to make special sweets from the recipe that Yoshiko sent me, so can you please help me to make it before every one leaves?

Prepare 6 Plates of Sakura Mochi
  Skip for 6 RC

N.B.  You will need 6 Adzuki Paste and 6 Layered Mochi

Prepare 6 Plates of Apple Kulfi
  Skip for 6 RC

N.B.  You will need 6 Kulfi and 12 Apple Jam

Prepare 6 Plates of Peach Cobbler
  Skip for 6 RC

N.B.  You will need 12 Peche au Caramel and 12 Soft Dough, but this is a labour-intensive and power-intensive recipe as Peche au Caramel is made using a Kitchen ingredient in the form of Caramel Sauce and you will need 2 Caramel Sauce and 1 Peach to make each Peche au Caramel. 

Reward: 1000 Coins, 210 XP

Felicia:  Happy Doll's Day to every one and thank you for coming!

Reward: Japanese Doll Set Decoration for Island Farm,  cleenable for Purple Gift Box



New Kitchen Recipes
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The order of all Kitchen Recipes was changed recently.  You will find the new Recipes that are connected to this Quest on Page 28 of the Kitchen Recipe book.  They are:

Adzuki Paste: 407 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Adzuki, Honey Syrup

Layered Mochi: 1023 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Sweet Dumplings, Sakura Flower

Sakura Mochi: 1075 Coins, 1 XP
  Ingredients:  Adzuki Paste, Layered Mochi

Preparing for this Mission
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This Mission requires a lot of Power as many of the tasks involve Recipes made in the Kitchen.  Every Recipe uses 1 Power.  If you have access to the Island, you will have a recurring source of Power in the Volcano, provided you have expanded to it.  30 Power is your default.  More can be earned by visiting Neighbours and collecting Gift Bags from cleaning Decoraitons or by visiting their Cooking Stands.  The Power you receive always is random and may or may not be included in the Gift Bags/Boxes. 

In many cases, the Recipes you need to make use ingredients that are themselves made in the Kitchen.  Try to make these in advance if possible so that you have the full amount of Power needed for the task Recipe.  If you are involved in the Cooking Stand Mission, it may be a good idea to let that go until you have completed this time-restricted Mission.   The Cooking Stand may be time-restricted but you are given much more time to complete THAT!

A number of the Recipes require the Basic Kitchen Dishes including Cake Flour and Soft Dough. I  always try to keep quite a lot of both in my Barn for future use as they are required in many Recipes.

If you cannot bear to spend RC on Missions, you need to complete the Collections Mission by Doll's Day VII in order to redeem the Adzuki Tree  For those willing to spend a little RC, you can purchase it instead in the Market for 6 RC if you do not wish to delay the progress of the traditional Quest sequence.

Strategy for Island Production
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It is the last four parts of Doll's Day that will take the most time as there is no batch production on the Island.  You therefore have to spend incredible amounts of OP to speed the production of any Machine (30 OP for each product!) or have more than one Machine that produces the required item.  Unfortunately, everything on the Island is expensive and furthermore, all Machines basically are unfinished when purchased, even when the cost is in RC rather than Coins.

Your first Spinning Machine will be given to you but the second will cost 12 RC and will require the following Materials:

Spinning Machine Materials List
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5 Spinning Wheels (Request from Neighbours or buy for 1 RC each),
5 Lag Bolts (Craft or buy for 1 RC each)
20 Nuts (Craft or buy for 1 RC each)

A third Spinning Machine will cost 20 RC and require the same Materials.

To build a second Loom, you will need the following:

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Loom Materials List
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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)

A third Loom will cost 30 RC and require the same Materials.

I daresay that you will need these Machines for many more of the time-restricted Missions in future.  You therefore may wish to invest in a second Spinning Machine and a second Loom.

The other Machine that is required in this Quest is the Pie Machine.  A second Pie Machine will cost 15 RC and will need the following to complete:

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Pie Machine Materials List
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The Pie Machine will be unfinished when purchased and will require the following materials:

Feed Tray:x 5 (Request from Neighbours or pay 1 RC for each)
Lag Bolt x 8 (Craft or pay 1 RC for each)
Nail x 5 (Craft or pay 1 RC for each)
Nut x 25 (Craft or pay 1 RC for each)

The Tradition of Hina-Matsuri Festival
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The Hina-matsuri which is a Doll Festival dedicated to good fortune for Girls is known as the Momo-No-Sekku or Peach Blossom Festival as well. Peach blossoms, white rice wine and Hishi-Mochi (special rice cakes) are placed on the stand where the Hina dolls are displayed.

The Hina dolls traditionally are displayed on shelf tiers covered with a red carpet from the end of February until 3 March. When a girl is born, she often will be given a set of Hina dolls by her grandparents or parents, unless she will inherit the Hina dolls that have belonged to her family for generations.

Hina dolls traditionally represent the Emperor and Empress as well as their court. The custom was established during the Edo period in the 17th-18th century and is believed to have its roots in an ancient Chinese ritual wherein paper dolls were floated down a river to banish any evil or illness from the body.

I have written a more detailed desxription of the Festival and its origins:

Hina-matsuri or Girls' Day in Japan