24 February 2017

Steampunk Time-Restricted Quest and Cogs Collection Mission



(Above: Rewards from the Mission in the form of the Gruyere Cheese Hot Air Balloon and the Steampunk Scarecrow Decoration)

A new time-restricted Mission has been released.  As usual, it is a traditional Quest sequence that is linked to a Collections Mission.  The Reward for the Collection Mission is interesting.  It is a 'Collectable' but it is in the form of a Steampunk-styled Hot Air Balloon.  You will not find it in the Market while the Quest is active.

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Cogs Collection Mission
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70 Red Cogs from Tomatoes
50 Blue Cogs from Grape Juice
30 Brown Cogs from Oat Bread
10 Yellow Cogs from Papaya

The Reward for completion this time is a Gruyere Cheese Hot Air Balloon, a Collectable that produces Gruyere Cheese.

Premium Items Needed
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You will need a Papaya Tree, a Chili Bush and a Black Pepper Tree, inter alia.

Strategies for Mission
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There have been some changes in Seaside that benefit players when they perform fam tasks.

First, when the task asks that you 'feed' an animal, it will be completed when you use Batch Production to start the production and not when the product is collected.

Second, you now can use the Gold Finger Tech to collect products for a task and those products will be counted.  Originally, when Gold Finger first was released, this was not the case.

Third, you can use Batch Production now when an Animal or Machine is on its Upgrader.  This was not the case originally.  Thus, in completing a task for a time-restricted Quest, you can gain points towards the next upgrade.

Fourth, and these are not changes but perhaps worth a mention, Beauty Shop items are counted when first placed in the slot, not when the item is completed.  In the case of a Fishing total requirement, a 'Miss' will count towards the total.  The game usually asks that you fish 8 times.  When you see an item you do not need or want, tap on it to begin fishing for it and then do not tap again.  You will be told that you missed the catch but it will count towards the total that you need.

Steampunk Quest
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Steampunk 1
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Darry:  Hey, did you hear that?  I was just milking the cows when I heard this strange, fizzling noise! We cannot leave work incomplete like this.  Can you quickly help me investigate the noise?

Feed Holstein Cow 40 times
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 40 Lavender
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 6 Oranges
  Skip for 6 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Darryl:  Great, that was quick!  Shared work is half the work.  Come.  The noise came from over there.

Steampunk 2
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Darryl:  Hey, can you see?  Just over there, hidden in the pile of hay I can see...  A scarecrow?  A vending machine?    No, that is... a robot?  How did he end up here?  We have to get the garbage out of our way and rescue him!

Collect 20 Jars of Honey
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 40 Sacks of Rye Flour
  Skip for 10 RC

Collect 40 Eggs
  Skip for 10 RC

Darryl:  I don't know why we rushed that much.  It's not like a robot can get hurt, right?

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Steampunk 3
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Darryl:  We should have taken our time,  See?  it's not even working!  Seems like he ran out of energy.  Should we try to charge him up?  But what do robots even need?  Coffee?  Food?  Hmm... well it can't hurt to try.

Harvest 40 Coffee Beans
  Skip for 20 RC

Prepare 8 Coffee Biscuits
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 1 Coffee Cookie and 1 Lavender Cheese

Collect 40 Turkeys
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Darryl:  This robot looks friendly.  I hope we can make it work.  I am wondering how he got here. Maybe he can talk to us and tell us his story.

Steampunk 4
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Darryl:  It worked!  He is awake!  Wow!  And he can talk.  The words just keep coming out of his mouth.  Police?  Jam?  Save the future?  Cute cats?  I don't understand!  We need to calm him down.  Boil the water!  We need a hot drink!

Produce 20 Jars of Orange Jam
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 8 Orange Crumble
  Skip for 8 RC

Ask for 20 Top Hats from your Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Darryl:  There, there... Take a deep... Ehm... Breath or something, finish your drink and tell us what happened to you, little fellow.

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP
Special Reward: Mission Gift Box

Steampunk 5
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Darryl:  So, he is a robot from the future and is on the run from the space police.  He has travelled back to the past to hide something which may help him prevent the takeover of the farm.  Oh, why does he have to be so mysterious?

Produce 50 Peacock Feathers
  Skip for 25 RC

Fish 8 Times using the Squid Hook
  Skip for 8 RC

Fish for 4 Tilapia
  Skip for 4 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Darryl:  I don't want to believe his crazy story!  But what if he is right?  Farmer, we need to help him!

Steampunk 6
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Darryl:  We need a hiding place for whatever he so urgently needs to hide and - oh no!  Did you hear that?  Grandma is back from the Farmers' Market!  Seems like we need to hide the robot!  She will freak out if she sees him.

Harvest 8 Starfruit
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Starfruit Smoothies
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Condensed Milk and 1 Starfruit

Prepare 8 Condensed Milk
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Milk and 1 Sugar

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Darryl:  I think we made it!  She went straight back into the house to take a rest.

Steampunk 7
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Darryl:  Phew, it worked.  But now we have another problem.  Do you see those guests coming to the farm?    I think they might be the police robots.   They look just like he described.  Weird guys in suits!

Harvest 40 Pasture
  Skip for 10 RC

Place a Salt Pond on the Farm
  Have one so do not know price of skipping this one, but you can purchase it for coins in the Market

Prepare 6 Bottles of Thai Fish Sauce
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 2 Salt and 1 Tilapia

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Darryl:  We should pretend we don't know anything.  Just a normal day on the farm!

Steampunk 8
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Darryl:  The police robots play along and pretend to be normal guests.    But I can see them looking around very carefully here.  Come, as long as they are busy with the rabbits, we should pretend to work and try to find a hiding place.

Place a Gruyere Cheese Hot Air Balloon on your Farm
  Reward from Collection Mission
  Usually price to skip would be 10 RC... will confirm later, but have on my farm so did not see price of skipping task

Prepare 8 Servings of Papaya Salad
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Papaya and 1 Thai Fish Sauce

Produce 50 Wool
  Skip for 12 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Darryl:  Did you find anything?  I haven't.   Hm, let's at least warn the robot that the police robots are here.

Special Reward:  Pink Ribbon Pet House Hat

Steampunk 9
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Darryl:  Can you see the robot anywhere?    We did tell him to stay here where --  Oh no!  Look over there!  He is playing among the dogs!  There must be something wrong with his hardware.  He behaves like a dog himself!

Harvest 50 Potatoes
  Skip for 12 RC

Dig 8 Chests on your Farm
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Bowls of Egg Salad
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Eggs and 1 Mayonnaise

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Darryl:  What a mess!  We need to fix him before any one notices him.  What shall we do?

Steampunk 10
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Darryl:  I need time to think.  Please, can you keep him busy?  Take him with you and work on the farm while I come up with a solution.

Transport 50 Wool to the Island
  Skip for 12 RC
  Split between zeppelins to speed transport

Prepare 4 Servings of Spicy Papaya Crab
  Skip for 4 RC

  Each requires 1 Papaya Salad and 1 Blue Swimmer Crab

Produce 60 Wool Yarn
  Skip for 15 RC
  This is an Island Task

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Darryl:  It's actually kinda nice to have him around.... Okay, back to work.  Maybe we can try to hide him over there.

Steampunk 11
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Darryl:  Oh no, our special farm guests noticed that something is going on over here and are coming closer.   Wait, did you say you have an idea?  Well... sounds risky but why not?  Tell me what I have to do!

Craft 6 Scarecrow Toys
  Skip for 6 RC
  This is an Island Task

  Each requires 2 Mohair Yarn and 1 Cedar Wood as well as 1 Power to craft each in the Island Workshop

Harvest 8 Chili Pepper
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Bowls of Clam Soup
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 1 Scallop (unprocessed) and 1 Chili Pepper

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Darryl:  Keep calm and carry on.  The robot seems to be back to normal at least.

Steampunk 12
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Darryl:  Haha, what a great plan!  We can hide him as a scarecrow in the fields!  He will be so obvious that no one will notice!  And I know already where we can get the materials!  Let's ask our dear friends and neighbours!

Ask for 20 Steampunk Goggles from your Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Prepare 8 Cheese Bread
  (New Recipe requiring Gruyere Cheese)
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 1 Gruyere Cheese and 3 Wheat Bread
  If you do not have the Gruyere Hot Air Balloon yet or have it but do not feel it is producing fast enough, you can purchase Gruyere Cheese for 40 TC each.  The Hot Air Balloon produces a random quantity of Gruyere Cheese every 6 hours.  My first harvest was 4.

Produce 50 Lavender Bouquets
  Skip for 25 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Darryl:  I am so excited to see him dressed up.  Hope he won't complain.    Not that he has much of a choice!

Special Reward: Island Mission Gift Box
Steampunk 13
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Darryl:  Phew, that was close!  The police robots now are looking somewhere else.  But wait... looking at that robot hiding as a scarecrow, I have an idea, but I will need some time.    Can you keep an eye on our guests for a second?

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

Prepare 8 Spicy Rice Cake
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 1 Soft Dough and 1 Chili Pepper

Collect 60 Mohair
  Skip for 15 RC
  This is an Island Task

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Darryl:  That was close!  Thanks for keeping and helping our guests!

Steampunk 14
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Darryl:  I am nearly done.  I want to build another scarecrow with the materials that are left.  Then our robot can hide his things in there and leave the farm again.  Every one will be happy.  I just need you to distract them a bit longer.

Prepare 8 Potato Gratin
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 3 Potatoes and 1 Gruyere Cheese

Collect 50 Duck Eggs
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 8 Plates of Fried Seasoned Chicken
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 2 Turkey and 2 Ketchup

Rewards: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Darryl:  Oh, this smells delicious!  Who are you cooking all this for?

Steampunk 15
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Darryl:  Ha!  I am done, and the robot seems happy with it.  He hid everything in the scarecrow and made me promise never to look...Ah, that will be hard.  Hey, see!  The police robots are going away. Seems like they gave up!

Harvest 8 Black Pepper
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Roasted Black Pepper Chicken Wraps
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 1 Black Pepper and 1 Fried Seasoned Chicken

Harvest 50 Kiwi Fruits
  Skip for 12 RC
  This is an Island Task

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Darryl:  I'll always remember our crazy friend from another time! What an interesting day we had!

Steampunk 16
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Darryl:  I will miss our strange new friend.  He was so mysterious.    It was a great little adventure.  But, pssst!  Let's have a big meal to say goodbye.  And I will just...

Prepare 4 Steampunk Dish
  Skip for 4 RC

  Each requires 1 Cheese Bread and 1 Potato Gratin

Prepare 8 Lunch Box Sets
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 1 Starfruit Smoothie and I Roasted Black Pepper Chicken Wrap

Complete 4 Helicopter Orders
  Skip for 4 RC
  This is an Island Task

  N.B.  The Helicopter Order will be counted as soon as the helicopter lifts up from the ground.

Darryl:  I could not resist.  I had to see what he hid there.  And you know what?  It was just a note saying, 'Thank you!'  What a guy!

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Final Reward: Steampunk Scarecrow Decoration

Collection Set
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Register the Steampunk Scarecrow Decoration, the Gruyere Cheese Hot Air Balloon and a Papaya Tree to receive the Collection Set Reward which will include a Clam Friendship Flower as well as the usual 88 Green Mystrons and 1 RC if registered within limited time period.

The Gruyere Cheese Hot Air Balloon takes 2 hours and a half to register.                                                                                                                        















17 February 2017

Sweet Love Valentine Guests

New Valentine Guests are available in Seaside on a temporary basis.  They give Valentine Hearts as rewards that can be used in the Factory to create new items as well as old.  The 'events' end on 27 February.  Remember always that for many of us, this means reset time on 26 February!

For new players:  You will find the temporary Guest menu by opening the Guest House, then looking on the bottom left of the map.  Beneath the regular map with its four quarters, you should see any temporary Guest Menu icon.  This one is called 'Sweet Love' and displays a pink fountain.  Tap on it to open the Menu that will allow you to invite the Sweet Love Guests.  All Sweet Love Guests give Valentine Heart as Rewards.  You will receive more by inviting the higher Levels but you must earn specific amounts of coins first at the lower levels in order to unlock the higher levels.  There are Path total requirements as well and always, always, you will need telescopes, so make certain that you open at least a few Chests regularly as Telescopes are needed to unlock new areas on the regular Map as well.

Reward Items:
Chocolate Chip Stand: 50 Valentine Hearts (new)
Valentine Flower: 50 Valentine Hearts (new) . (Stackable decoration, basically a bouquet of flowers that lays flat on the ground or base... a little disappointing with quite a large footprint, all things considered)
Lovely Balloons: 40 Valentine Hearts (old Calendar Reward Decoration, gives Gold Box when cleaned)
Macaron Path: 10 Valentine Hearts (Costs 1 RC ordinarily in Paths Menu and allows 50 Landscape Points)

The requirements for unlocking the new levels are:

Level 1: You simply need a total of 10 paths to invite these guests.

Level 2: A total of 35 paths needed.  To unlock:
  Reach Level 27
  Earn 2000 Coins from Level 1
  6 Telescopes

Level 3: A total of 50 Paths needed.  To unlock:
  Reach Level 30
  Have 500 Landscape Points
  Earn 5000 Coins from Level 2
  12 Telescopes

There are only two Guests at Level 1 and their orders in various visits consisted of the following items: 1 Honey Syrup, 2 Chocolates, 1 Love Cake.   I believe that 100% completion always results in 6 Valentine Hearts at Level 1.   Note always that you can obtain additional Passports by spending TC.  The initial cost here is 150 TC and I was able to unlock Level 3 by purchasing a few additional passports with a price that remained 150 TC.

At Level 2, there are four Guests instead of two.  In various visits, these Guests ordered the following: 1 Honey Syrup, 13 Blue Roses, 1 Peche au Caramel and 6 Chocolate, 1 Speculoos, 3 Blueberry Candy, 1 Conch Earring, 3 Red Cord Necklaces, 3 Orange Candy, 3 Grape Candy, 14 Pink Roses.  21 White Roses, 7 Blue Rose Bouquets, 29 Lavender, 11 Lilies, 7 Lily Bouquets, 7 Blue Rose Bouquets, 3 Apple Candy, 10 White Rose Bouquets.  I believe one will receive 12 Valentine Heart with 100% completion always at Level 2.

At Level 3, the Orders included 1 Honey Syrup, 2 Speculoos, 1 Conch Earring, 2 Peacock Feather Earrings, 5 Peach Candies, 4 Jasmine Baskets, 2 Earring of Love, 4 Licorice Candy, 4? Camomile Baskets, 5 Almond Chocolates. 4 Pink Rose Baskets, 6 Raisin Chocolates, 2 Rose Facial Masks, 1 Seaweed Facial Mask, 58 Lavender.

In the orders I received, I saw that the quantities of Flowers differed from flower to flower.  For example, more Lavender is required than Blue Roses.  The Orders often include flower Bouquets of various types so if you want to make those in advance, it might be good to have them on hand. Flower Baskets of all types may be included as well, so transport a few of each type from the Island to Seaside in advance if you wish to fill all possible orders.  The quantities ordered of any type usually are 4.

For low level players, the Honey Syrup requires 8 Honey and 4 Milk.  Much Chocolate is ordered as well.  I always forget how much Honey we use with respect to Harvest Moon FDC because I have been collecting it for 4 years, but poor Asgard Farm has had a terrible time lately... so make certain that you stock plenty of Honey on a regular basis.  The time-restricted Quests have included tasks that use considerable quantities as well.

At Level 1, the Guests who visit are Cassidy and Huey.  At Level 2, they are joined by Jane and Aaron.  At Level 3, you will see Jane, Bella, Cassidy, Aaron and Huey.  Basically, you only receive one more Guest by inviting the Level 3 group but she will give a total of 8 Orders where the others give only 4 each.

Buddy Pets
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Your Buddies depend upon Pet Food to be able to use their Pets and you can give Pet Food to your Buddies when you visit them, provided always that you have achieved the right level with that Buddy.  I believe that you can borrow a Buddy Pet even if you only are at Level 1 with the Buddy.  It is better to borrow a Pet from a Buddy every day, even if you do not use him or her, than not to borrow one.  The number of times that any Pet has been borrowed now are logged by the game.

There are a number of Achievements connected to Pets now as well.  The Popular Pet Achievement gives Rewards based on the number of times your Pets have been borrowed.  The Animal Sanctuary Achievement gives Rewards based on the number of Pets that you own.

Note that, if you are inviting Guests that like to enjoy your Water Paths and you need another Turtle, you can borrow one from a Buddy.

10 February 2017

Winter in Mexico Quest and Maracas Collections Mission





(Glitzy photograph of hotel in Cancun.... but it is within striking distance of the Pyramids)

Collections Mission
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The reward is another Stove House Recipe in the form of a Beef Burrito Recipe.

Beef Burrito - Bronze Star Recipe (15 Seconds / 6 Powers)
Put ALL ingredients in, and hit 'Cook'. Hit 'Finish' when the timer reaches 00:00:00
(Courtesy of John C. Grigsby)

You will need:

70 Blue Maracas from Blue Roses
50 Green Maracas from Champagne
30 Red Maracas from Veggie Burgers
10 Yellow Maracas from Mirabelle Plums

For the first time, the Collection Mission reward Recipe can be found in the Stove House section of the Market while the Quest still is active.  In other words, if you do not wish to complete the Collections Mission but do wish to cook the Stove House dish for the traditional Quest task, buy it in the Market for 9 RC...  Skipping the task would cost 10 RC so it is a better option!

You will find that you need Mirabelle Plums to complete a number of tasks (Dishes from Kitchen) in the traditional Quest sequence.  (What is the deal with the Blue Roses?  Didn't we have this in the last Collection Mission as well?)

Strategy Tips
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There are more Island Product tasks in this Quest sequence than usual.  Island Machine Production is more costly in terms of OP than Seaside Machines.  Make certain you have as much OP as possible for this Quest unless you intend to perform the tasks manually rather than using the less labour-intensive Batch Production.  You can set Machines to perform the tasks in advance as long as you are careful not to collect the finished product until the task appears.  If you have a problem with this, you always can store Machines (with their products!) in the Warehouse.  You will need the Island Warehouse to do this for the Island Machines and Animals.  Animals as well can be stored with their finished products.

A number of items must be transported in advance if you do not wish to have any delay in your Quest progress.  Transporting 50 Love Fruits is a task so if you do transport them in advance, make certain you do not collect them at the Island dock before the task is active!  I always split transport items between zeppelins to hasten the task.

Other Seaside items that will be needed for Island Machine production include 50 Ostrich Feathers (for the Ostrich Hat task) and 20 White Roses for the Rose Basket task.  You will need to transport a few Island items to the Seaside.  In effect, you will need 6 Wooden Aroma Bottles and 6 Camomile Essential Oil.  If you have 6 in your Island Barn, transport those to the Seaside with the Camomile Essential Oil in advance if you can.  It always is a good idea to have a few Wooden Aroma Bottles in your Barn at the Seaside Farm actually as the task of producing Aroma Bottles of various scents in the Beauty Shop usually is included in these time-restricted Quests nowadays.

A final point about these time-restricted Quests:  Originally, they had to be completed within the scheduled time period.  Now, you can skip them and activate them later from the Lighthouse.  I never have done this myself but I imagine that the tasks will be the same.  The difference is in the Rewards. The only way to obtain the Clam Friendship Flower is by performing the task within the original allotted time period.  If you have not unlocked the Botanic Garden on the Island, this will not be a concern.

For new players, it may be useful to know that the Tasks all have level requirements.  The first four Tasks usually can be performed at any Level but after that, you will find that you need to be at a higher level to perform the next four tasks and usually, the second half of the Quest required Level 24 or Level 26 in the past.  This often varies according to the Level requirement of the Crops required in the Tasks.  Unfortunately, I cannot see the Level Requirements at this point because the Level of my own farms exceeds them.  (I started my Rosewood Farm originally to be able to see what the game would be like for a new farmer, and was able to log a few results on the site based on that.)

Finally, there are many potentially conflicting activities now in Seaside.  There is the Cooking Stand Contest, the various Guest Orders, the Coffee Shop and the business of unlocking new areas on the Map through the production of various items and so on.  It is almost impossible to do everything, especially for a low level player.  For this Quest sequence, you will need a large quantity of Soft Dough.  It is a Basic Recipe, one that I used to recommend that players produce constantly and keep on hand in the barn.  Now, however, some of the visiting Guests tend to order it from you.  If you are finding it difficult to keep enough of everything in stock as well as needing Power and OP, refrain from cooking Dishes for the Cooking Stand and inviting Guests to your Farm until the Quest sequence has been completed.

Soft Dough, a Basic Dish that is an ingredient in many other Dishes, including a few in this Quest requires the following:

Soft Dough: 1 Cake Flour and 1 Batter (1 Power)
Cake Flour: 2 Oat Flour and 2 Rye Flour (1 Power)
Batter: 2 Wheat Flour and 1 Egg (1 Power)

Another note about ingredients:  Every Pie you make in the Island Pie Machine requires Honey.  Make certain that you always have transported sufficient Honey from the Seaside Farm for use on the Island.

OP and Power:  You now can purchase a little Power and OP on a daily basis for Coins in the Daily Deal Special Deal section of the Market.  It costs 2500 Coins for 5 Power and then 8000 Coins for an additional 5 Power.  The third purchase in a day requires 80 TC.  The equivalent of 100 TC is 1 RC and the regular price of 1 Power in the Market is 1 RC.  You can buy 100 OP for  5000 Coins.  You can buy an additional 100 OP for 100 TC, the equivalent of 1 RC.  In the regular Consumables section of the Market, 1 RC will give you only 50 RC.   Try to remember to make the daily Coin purchases of OP and Power if you can as Quest tasks, especially Island production are very OP intensive.  For example, the task of producing 50 Love Fruit Pies requires 400 OP.  If you speed the production, it will cost an additional 400 OP.

I understand that Coins are in short supply for low level farmers.  I have not forgotten the struggle, but if you can afford it, amass as much Power and OP as possible.

One way to conserve OP and ingredients is by using the Goldfinger Tech to produce your Oat and Rye Flour and your Eggs.  I believe you can use Gold Finger on the Dutch Mill and Chicken Coop even at a low level of Gold Finger.  I have found it invaluable myself.

Seafood Required:  You will need 12 Steamed Opossum Shrimp and 6 Butterfish for use in Dishes that are included as Tasks.  Note that Opossum Shrimp is caught with the Treble Hook and takes quite a long time to process in the Seafood House.  It requires either 48 minutes or 450 OP to speed the process.  Best do it in advance!

Winter in Mexico 1
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Felicia:  Hi there, farmer!  Long time no see!  I have so much to tell you, but right now, I'm a little busy here.  Would you be so kind as to help me out?

Harvest 40 Green Beans
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 40 Bags of Wheat Flour
  Skip for 10 RC

Collect 40 Eggs
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Felicia:  Phew, thanks a lot!  I'll tell you everything on the way to the barn!

Winter in Mexico 2
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Felicia:  Do you remember the Ski School we opened on the farm awhile back?  Yeah, it turned out to be a big success!  Grandma says we earned a lot of money!

Harvest 40 Daisies
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 40 Pineapple Jam
  Skip for 10 RC

Collect 20 Honey
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Felicia:  Granny's always had a nose for business!

Winter in Mexico 3
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Felicia:  Today we're having a family meeting to decide what to do with the extra profits!  Mmm, I already have an idea.  What would you do, farmer?

Prepare 8 Apple Jelly
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Maple Syrup and 6 Apple Jam

Produce 40 Angora Hair
  Skip for 10 RC

Collect 40 Ostrich Feathers
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Felicia:  Investing does sound like the right thing to do but... I'd prefer something fun!

Winter in Mexico 4
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Felicia:  My plan is to prepare every one's favourite desserts and convince them that MY idea is the best!  My baking skills always work wonders!

Prepare 12 Milk Cookies
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 1 Condensed Milk and 1 Wheat Flour

Harvest 40 Red Roses
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 40 Wool
  Skip for 10 RC

Felicia:  Alright, let's see what the others have to say!

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP
Special Reward: Mission Gift Box

Winter in Mexico 5
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Felicia:  The whole family is here and every one's really excited!  Grandma said we did great and she's really proud of our work!  She thinks we deserve a short holiday to rest and celebrate our success!

Harvest 50 Love Fruit
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 12 Batter
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 2 Wheat Flour and 1 Egg

Produce 40 Wheat Bread
  Skip for 12 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Felicia:  That was exactly my idea!  I need a break from the farm work!

Winter in Mexico 6
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Felicia:  Now where should we go?  I vote for someplace warm and sunny.  I am sick and tired of the snow.  Who's with me?

Harvest 8 Mirabelle Plums
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Apple Mirabelle Compote
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each required 2 Apple Jelly and 2 Mirabelle Plums
  N.B.  Do not skip this task.  You will need 8 Apple Mirabelle Compotes later as an ingredient.

Produce 40 Red Rose Bouquets
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Felicia:  Who doesn't love sunbathing?  Every one agrees we need a tropical holiday!

Winter in Mexico 7
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Felicia:  Daddy has found a great holiday deal for the whole family!  In this beautiful resort, not only can we rest and relax, but we also can take part in a Mexican cuisine course!

Prepare 10 Cherry Flans
  Skip for 10 RC
  Each requires 1 Soft Dough and 4 Gisela Cherries

Harvest 8 Dark Chocolate
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Yule Logs
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Lychee Candy and 1 Dark Chocolate

Rewards: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Felicia:  I think we have a winner!  Mexico, here we come!

Winter in Mexico 8
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Felicia:  Getting the whole family ready for a week-long holiday is a complicated operation...  Every one's running around looking for their stuff and doing last minute shopping.  Hurry up, people!

Harvest 40 Grapes
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 6 Maple Milk Tea
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 2 Milk and 1 Maple Syrup

Produce 40 Love Cakes
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Felicia:  Phew!  Finally, we're ready to go!  Destination... Cancun!

Special Reward: Rabbit-Themed Pet House Base

Winter in Mexico 9
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Felicia:  We got to the hotel and it's wonderful.  Look at me,  I even got a Mexican-themed outfit in the gift shop!  How do you like my Sombrero?  I'm ready for the sun!

Prepare 8 Mirabelle Plum Pastries
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Carrot Pastry and 1 Mirabelle Plum
  Each Carrot Pastry requires 3 Carrots and 1 Soft Dough
  N.B.  Do not skip this task.  You will need 8 Mirabelle Plum Pastries as an ingredient later.

Transport 50 Love Fruit to the Island
  N.B.  Split between zeppelins to speed process of transport
  Skip for 12 RC

Produce 50 Camomile Essential Oils
  This is an Island Task
  Skip for 12 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Felicia:  There's no time to waste!  I'm going straight to the beach!

Winter in Mexico 10
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Felicia:  Daddy and Darryl want to join the local mariachi band!  The problem is that they can't really play any instruments.  Do you think they could master the Maracas?

Produce 6 Raisin Chocolate
  Skip for 6 RC

Prepare 6 Hot Cross Buns
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Wheat Bread and 1 Raisin Chocolate

Prepare 8 Pain au Chocolat
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Dark Chocolate and 1 Soft Dough

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 Coins

Felicia:  They actually are not that bad!  With a little more practice, they will be able to perform!

Winter in Mexico 11
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Felicia:  Our lovely Grandma packed an apron instead of a bikini!  She's very motivated to learn the secrets of Mexican cuisine!

Cook 3  Beef Burritos in the Stove House
  Skip for 10 RC
  N.B.  If you did not complete the Collections Mission, purchase the Stove House Recipe for the Beef Burrito in the Stove House section of the Market for 9 RC.  It is a better option than skipping the task.

Required ingredients for this Recipe are: 5 Cheddar Cheese, 1 Beef Risotto, 1 Crepe and 5 Corn.  You will need 6 Power for each Burrito.  Although it has many ingredients, the cooking is simple.  Throw all ingredients into the mix at the same time and cook for 15 seconds.  That is it!

Prepare 8 Mirabelle Plum Pies
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Apple Mirabelle Compote and 1 Mirabelle Plum Pastry

Produce 50 Love Fruit Pies
  Skip for 12 RC
  This is an Island Task
  Requires 400 OP for Batch Production

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Felicia:  Actually, I am getting a little hungry too.  Let's see what's for lunch!

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Felicia:  Oh farmer, Mexican cuisine is divine!  I just can't get enough!  I guess I can say goodbye to my bikini body!

Collect 60 Mohair
  Skip for 15 RC
  This is an Island Task
  Requires 120 OP for Batch Production

Craft 4 Oil Painting Frames
  Skip for 4 RC
  This is an Island Task
  Each requires 2 Linen and 2 Oak Wood

Craft 6 Camomile Aroma Bottles in the Beauty Shop
  Skip for 6 RC
  This is NOT an Island Task but two of the ingredients must be produced on the Island.  Do not skip task as you will need these as an ingredient in a later task.

  Each requires 1 Wooden Aroma Bottle, 1 Camomile Essential Oil and 1 Distilled Water.  Takes 12 minutes to complete but task counts when you begin to craft the product each time.
  N.B.  Make certain that you transport 6 Camomile Essential Oils and 6 Wooden Aroma Bottles to Seaside Farm in advance .

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Felicia:  1 hour and 3 Burritos later... I am the happiest person on Earth!

Special Reward: Island Mission Gift Box

Winter in Mexico 13
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Felicia:  Mexican food is really spicy though!  My mouth is on fire!  Do you know what would be the best drink to cool my tongue?

Produce 20 Garlic Bread
  Skip for 10 RC
  This is an Island Task
  120 OP for Batch Production

Produce 8 Lemon Cocktails
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Lemon Champagne and 3 Grape Juice

Craft 6 Mirabelle Hand Soap in the Beauty Shop
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Camomile Aroma Bottle, 3 Mirabelle Plums and 5 Honey

Felicia:  Thanks a lot!  That helped!  Now I can eat a lot more, haha!

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Winter in Mexico 14
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Felicia:  Our holidays are coming to an end... Before we go, I really want to stop by the gift shop again and buy some souvenirs!

Ask for 20 Mexican Skull Figurines from Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Use 3 Spades to help flowers in the Botanic Garden *
  Skip for 3 RC
  This is an Island Task

*On Harvest Moon FDC, there was some sort of a glitch wherein the 3rd Spade NEVER counted.  I used one again and again and still it showed 2/3, forcing me finally to pay 2 RC.

Prepare 8 plates of Pasta Salad
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Spinach Salad and 1 Pasta
  Each Spinach Salad requires 2 Spinach and 2 Onions
  Each Pasta requires 1 Cake Flour and 1 Ketchup

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Felicia:  I love it here so much, I don't want to leave yet!

Winter in Mexico 15
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Felicia:  Grandma has finished her Mexican cooking course and even earned a diploma!  Now we're definitely going to serve some spicy Tacos on our farm!  I'm so happy for her!

Produce 50 Ostrich Hats
  Skip for 12 RC
  This is an Island Task

Produce 50 Mohair Yarn
  Skip for 12 RC
  This is an Island Task

Prepare 6 Potatoes with Fresh Herbs
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 2 Sweet Potatoes and 1 Herb

Felicia:  Darryl and Dad said they have a surprise for us.  What do you think it will be?

(Dare I guess?  Will they play the Maracas?)

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

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Felicia:  They got to perform with the mariachi band on our last night at the resort!  It was so funny!  Now it's time to pack and go back home.

Produce 20 White Rose Baskets
  Skip for 10 RC
  This is an Island Task
  N.B.  Transport 20 White Roses to the Island in advance

Prepare 6 Seafood and Pineapple Fried Rice
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 2 Sweet and Sour Shrimp and 3 Rice
  Each Sweet and Sour Shrimp requires 3 Pineapple and 1 Steamed Opossum Shrimp

Prepare 6 Plates of Fish and Potatoes
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Potatoes with Fresh Herbs and 1 Lemon Fish
  Each Lemon Fish requires 1 Butterfish and 1 Lemon

Felicia:  Hasta la vista!  We'll come again!  Thanks for all of your help, Farmer!

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Special Reward: Donkey Pinata Decoration
Note that the Donkey Pinata Decoration is stackable and can be placed on the Lovely Planter Base.

Collection Set:
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The Collection Set consists of the Mirabelle Plum Tree, the Chocolate Machine and the new Donkey Pinata Decoration.  Register all three before the deadline to collect the special additional reward of a Clam Friendship Flower.  Otherwise, you simply earn 88 Green Mystrons and 1 RC.

Note from Freyashawk
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I missed placing in the top 10 in the last Farm Beauty Contest by 2 votes.  If you use this site and like it, please, please vote for Harvest Moon FDC in the Farm Beauty Contests.  It is all that I ask.  You will notice that my sites are free of any advertising.  I have been urged again and again to place adverts on my sites but I refuse.  I try to keep my sites user-friendly.  Posting updates is work.  It is nice to know that my labour is appreciated, and by voting for my farm Harvest Moon FDC, I am able to see that it is.

Incidentally, Support has informed me that once you reach 6000 Votes, you no longer will receive ANY Character Votes.  The game is glitchy as we all know and some players are luckier than others in continuing to receive these.  Harvest Moon FDC is not one of the lucky ones, so YOUR Votes will make all the difference as the Contest nears the end.

Historical view
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A little disappointed that 'the Family' did not make any attempt to see the spectacular Mayan ruins and pyramids that are not too far from Cancun.







St. Valentine's Day
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There are some new Buddy Gifts that deserve a mention.  All are to be found in the Special Gifts section of the Gifts Menu.

Love Sign: 500 Coins . (This is a Decoration from the original Family Farm game)

LOVE Decoration: 6 RC
  This is a Cleanable Decoration.  It can be found for the next 3 days in the Decoration section of the Market as well.

Valentine's Gift Basket: 15 RC
  This is a Cleanable Decoration and can be found for the next 3 days in the Decoration section of the Market as well as in Buddy Share Boxes and on the Lucky Wheel.

Felicia's Gift:  In the Message section, you will find a Heart Gift from Felicia.  I had hoped it was a Decoration but it is not.  Open it to receive 1 White Chocolate, 1 Chocolate and 1 Dark Chocolate.



30 January 2017

How to Cook the Stove House Recipes

This information was given by John C. Grigsby, June Korrik and Debbie Crisler Berry, all valued members of our Family Farm Seaside Freyashawk Group.  June Korrik is one of our administrators as well.

Note that you will find the current Skiing Fun Quest in the post published below this one.

Stove House 101: For Maximum Flavour Points
All Instructions tried, tested and proven by John Grigsby

Note that all Treeology Recipes are given below in a separate list, courtesy of June Korrik and Debbie Crisler Berry

Using the Stove House ‘Pause Timer’:
Tap the countdown timer to display the ‘Pause Timer’ option. When the Pause Timer is in use, the timer digits are shown in green. Cooking will automatically pause in the Stove House indefinitely, until you return to the Stove House to resume cooking, or finish the recipe.


N.B. Pause calculations set with 30 seconds leeway.  If you are fester in setting the Pause Time, add 10 seconds to Pause time.  If you are slower, subtract 10 seconds or more from the Pause time.

Your methods may vary as you become more familiar with the system.  All other timing MUST be exact if you wish to achieve the MAX Flavour Points.  Even if you are off by a few seconds in either direction, you probably will produce the highest ‘Star’ rating for each Recipe.

In alphabetical order:

Autumn Beef Roast
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Autumn Beef Roast -  Bronze Star Recipe (15 Seconds / 4 Powers)

Put ALL ingredients in, and hit 'Cook'. Hit 'Finish' when the timer reaches 00:00:00

Baked Banana Split
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Baked Banana Split - Gold Star Recipe (4 Hours / 15 Powers):

Put Cake Flour in / Set Pause Timer: 59m 30s
Coconut Milk in @ 3 Hours / Set Pause Timer: 59m 30s
Grape Ice Cream in @ 2 Hours / Set Pause Timer: 1h 47m 30s
Honey in @ 12 Minutes / Set Pause Timer: 8m 30s
Banana in @ 3 Minutes / Set Pause Timer: 2m 30s
Finish @ 00:00:00

Baked Rice Pudding
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Baked Rice Pudding -  Bronze Star Recipe (20 Seconds / 6 Powers)

Put ALL ingredients in, and hit 'Cook'. Hit 'Finish' when the timer reaches 00:00:00

Champagne Punch
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Champagne Punch - Bronze Star Recipe (20 Seconds / 2 Powers):
Put the 'Lemon Champagne' into the bowl and hit 'Cook'. When the timer shows exactly 5 seconds remaining, hit 'Pause'. While it’s paused, drag the 'Cherry Juice' and the 'Apple Juice' into the bowl, and hit 'Cook'. Hit 'Finish' when the timer reaches 00:00:00

Chill Con Carne
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Chili Con Carne - Bronze Star Recipe (1 Minute / 4 Powers):
Drag the 'Beef' AND the 'Chili Pepper' into the skillet and hit 'Cook'.
Drag and hold the 'Adzuki' in the skillet, and release it when the timer shows exactly 50 seconds remaining.  Drag and hold the 'Ketchup' in the skillet, and release it when the timer shows exactly 30 seconds remaining.
Hit 'Finish' when the timer reaches 00:00:00

Christmas Ham
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Christmas Ham - Blue Star Recipe -  20 Minutes PREP TIME (26 Minutes, 40 Seconds on system clock)
Hit ‘Prepare’
Drag the ‘Carrot’ AND ‘Orange’ into the oven, and hit ‘Start’
Immediately set the Pause Timer for 2m 50s
Put the Grilled Flank Steak in the oven at exactly 00:23:20
Immediately set the Pause Timer for 16m 10s
Put the Apple Juice in at exactly 00:06:45, then ‘Finish’ with exactly 00:06:40 remaining.
NOTE: This recipe can EASILY be overcooked! It needs ONLY 20 MINUTES to prepare.  Be SURE to ‘Finish’ at (or before) 00:06:40

Cobb Salad
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Cobb Salad - Blue Star Recipe (30 Minutes / 8 Powers):
Put Turkey in / Set Pause Timer: 19m 30s
Egg in @ 10 Minutes / Set Pause Timer: 4m 30s
Lettuce AND Tomato in @ 5 Minutes / Set Pause Timer: 2m 30s
Avocado in @ 2 Minutes / Set Pause Timer: 1m 30s
Finish @ 00:00:00

Detailed Instructions:  Put the ‘Turkey’ into the bowl and hit ‘Cook’. Immediately set the ‘Pause Timer’ for 19 minutes and 30 seconds. Exit the Stove House and continue regular game play. When you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in, hit ‘Cook’, drag and hold the ‘Egg’ in the bowl, and release it when the timer shows exactly 10 minutes remaining. Immediately set the ‘Pause Timer’ for 4 minutes and 30 seconds. Exit the Stove House and continue regular game play. When you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in, hit ‘Cook’, and when the timer shows exactly 5 minutes remaining, hit ‘Pause’.  While it remains in Pause Mode, drag the ‘Tomato’ AND the ‘Lettuce’ into the bowl, and hit ‘Cook’. Immediately set the ‘Pause Timer’ for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Exit the Stove House and continue regular game play. When you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in, hit ‘Cook’,  drag and hold the ‘Avocado’ in the bowl, and release it when the timer shows exactly 2 minutes remaining. Immediately set the ‘Pause Timer’ for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Exit the Stove House and continue regular game play. Again, when you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in and hit ‘Cook’.   Hit ‘Finish’ when the timer reaches 00:00:00

Colourful Frittatas
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This is a Cropology Recipe

Colorful Frittatas - Blue Star Recipe (20 Minutes / 6 Powers):
Put Glass Gem Corn AND Cheddar Cheese in / Set Pause Timer: 18m 40s
Onion in @ 50 Seconds / Finish @ 00:00:00

Put the ‘Glass Gem Corn’ and the ‘Cheddar Cheese’ into the bowl and hit ‘Cook’.. Immediately set the ‘Pause Timer’ for 18 minutes and 40 seconds. Exit the Stove House and continue regular game play. When you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in, hit ‘Cook’, drag and hold the ‘Onion’ in the bowl, and release it when the timer shows exactly 50 seconds remaining. Hit ‘Finish’ when the timer reaches 00:00:00

Dipping Noodles with Seafood
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Dipping Noodles with Seafood - Bronze Star Recipe (18 Seconds / 3 Powers):
Put ALL ingredients in, and hit 'Cook'. Hit 'Finish' when the timer reaches 00:00:00

French Fries
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French Fries - Blue Star Recipe (30 Minutes / 3 Powers):
Put Potato in / Set Pause Timer: 24m 30s
Sugar in @ 5 Minutes / Set Pause Timer: 4m 30s
Finish @ 00:00:00

Detailed Instructions:  Put the ‘Potato’ into the Pot and hit ‘Cook’.  Immediately set the ‘Pause Timer’ for 24 minutes and 30 seconds. Exit the Stove House and continue regular game play. When you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in, hit ‘Cook’, drag and hold the ‘Sugar’ in the pot, and release it when the timer shows exactly 5 minutes remaining. Immediately set the ‘Pause Timer’ for 4 minutes and 30 seconds. Exit the Stove House and continue regular game play. Again, when you see that your Stove House has paused, return to the Stove House and hit 'Cook'.   Hit ‘Finish’ when the timer reaches 00:00:00

Full English Breakfast
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Full English Breakfast - Blue Star Recipe (30 Minutes / 7 Powers):
Put Potato in / Set Pause Timer: 19m 30s
Bean and Egg in @ 10 Minutes / Set Pause Timer: 1m 30s
Beef Salami in @ 8 Minutes / Set Pause Timer: 2m 30s
Tomato In @ 5 Minutes / Set Pause Timer: 4m 30s
Finish @ 00:00:00

Detailed Instructions:  Put the "Potato" into the bowl and hit "Cook". Immediately set the “Pause Timer” for 19 minutes and 30 seconds. Exit the Stove House and continue regular game play. When you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in, hit “Cook”, and when the timer shows exactly 10 minutes remaining, hit “Pause”. While it’s paused, drag the "Egg" and the "Bean" into the bowl, and hit "Cook". Immediately set the “Pause Timer” for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Exit the Stove House and continue regular game play. When you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in, hit “Cook”, drag and hold the "Beef Salami" in the bowl, and release it when the timer shows exactly 8 minutes remaining. Immediately set the “Pause Timer” for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Exit the Stove House and continue regular game play. When you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in, hit “Cook”, drag and hold the "Tomato" in the bowl, and release it when the timer shows exactly 5 minutes remaining. Immediately set the “Pause Timer” for 4 minutes and 30 seconds. Exit the Stove House and continue regular game play. Again, when you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in and hit “Cook”. Hit "Finish" when the timer reaches 00:00:00

Grilled Lemon Chicken
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Grilled Lemon Chicken - Bronze Star Recipe (15 Seconds / 4 Powers):
Put 'Turkey' and the 'Asparagus' into the microwave and hit 'Cook'. Immediately drag and hold the 'Lemon' in the microwave, and release it when the timer shows exactly 10 seconds remaining. Hit "Finish" when the timer reaches 00:00:00

Hainan Special Quiche
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Hainan Special Quiche - Gold Star Recipe (4 Hours / 6 Powers):
Put Mushroom in / Set Pause Timer: 1 h 59m 30s
Hainan Pepper in @ 2 Hours / Set Pause Timer: 59m 30s
Turkey Sausage in @ 1 Hour / Set Pause Timer: 49m 30s
Peanut in @ 10 Minutes / Set Pause Timer: 9m 30s
Finish @ 00:00:00

Detailed Instructions: Put the "Mushroom" into the bowl and hit "Cook". Immediately set the “Pause Timer” for 1 hour, 59 minutes, and 30 seconds. Exit the Stove House and continue regular game play. When you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in, hit “Cook”, drag and hold the "Hainan Pepper" in the bowl, and release it when the timer shows exactly 2 hours remaining. Immediately set the “Pause Timer” for 59 minutes and 30 seconds. Exit the Stove House and continue regular game play. When you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in, hit “Cook”, drag and hold the "Turkey Sausage" in the bowl, and release it when the timer shows exactly 1 hour remaining. Immediately set the “Pause Timer” for 49 minutes and 30 seconds. Exit the Stove House and continue regular game play. When you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in, hit “Cook”, drag and hold the "Peanut" in the bowl, and release it when the timer shows exactly 10 minutes remaining. Immediately set the “Pause Timer” for 9 minutes and 30 seconds. Again, when you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in and hit “Cook”. Hit "Finish" when the timer reaches 00:00:00

Happy Summer Smoothie
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Happy Summer Smoothie - Blue Star Recipe (20 Minutes / 4 Powers):
Put Orange Juice in / Set Pause Timer: 9m 30s
Peach AND Pineapple in @ 10 Minutes / Set Pause Timer: 9m 30s
Finish @ 00:00:00

Detailed Instructions: Put the 'Orange Juice' into the bowl and hit 'Cook'. Immediately set the 'Pause Timer' for 9 minutes and 30 seconds. Exit the Stove House and continue regular game play. When you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in, hit “Cook”, and when the timer shows exactly 10 minutes remaining, hit “Pause”. While it remains in Pause Mode, drag the "Peach" AND the "Pineapple" into the bowl and hit "Cook". Immediately set the “Pause Timer” for 9 minutes and 30 seconds. Exit the Stove House and continue regular game play. Again, when you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in and hit “Cook”. Hit "Finish" when the timer reaches 00:00:00

Iced Fire
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Iced Fire - Gold Star Recipe (20 Minutes / 6 Powers)
Put the "Fire Bean" in / Set Pause Timer: 9m 30s
Oat Flour in @ 10 Minutes / Set Pause Timer: 7m 30s
Cherry in @ 2 Minutes / Set Pause Timer: 1m 30s
"Finish" when the timer reaches 00:00:00

Lucky Jello
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Lucky Jello - Bronze Star Recipe (50 Seconds / 6 Powers):
Put the 'Four-leaf Clover' into the bowl and hit 'Cook'. Immediately drag and hold the 'Orange Smoothie' in the bowl, and release it when the timer shows exactly 45 seconds remaining. Hit 'Finish' when the timer reaches 00:00:00

Macaroni and Cheese
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Macaroni and Cheese - Bronze Star Recipe (15 Seconds / 2 Powers):
Put both ingredients into the pot and hit 'Cook'. Hit 'Finish' when the timer reaches 00:00:00

Mount Labverset Dessert
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Mount Labverest Dessert - Gold Star Recipe (5 Hours / 10 Powers):
Put Sago Bubbles in / Set Pause Timer: 2h 59m 30s
Hainan Pepper in @ 2 Hours / Set Pause Timer: 1h 9m 30s
Pumpkin Tomato in @ 50 Minutes / Set Pause Timer: 29m 30s
Glass Gem Corn in @ 20 Minutes / Set Pause Timer: 4m 30s
Four-leaf Clover in @ 15 Minutes / Set Pause Timer: 14m 30s
Finish @ 00:00:00

Nachos
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Nachos - Bronze Star Recipe (1 Minute / 3 Powers):
Put the “Cornmeal” into the pot and hit 'Cook'. Immediately drag and hold the 'Onion' in the pot, and release it when the timer shows exactly 50 seconds remaining. Hit 'Finish' when the timer reaches 00:00:00

Norwegian Wheat Porridge
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Norwegian Wheat Porridge -  Bronze Star Recipe (22 Seconds / 6 Powers)
Put ALL ingredients in, and hit 'Cook'. Hit 'Finish' when the timer reaches 00:00:00

Potato and Bean Casserole
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Potato & Bean Casserole - Gold Star Recipe (5 Hours / 17 Powers):
Put Sour Cream in / Set Pause Timer: 59m 30s
Mushroom in @ 4 Hours / Set Pause Timer: 3h 29m 30s
Potato in @ 30 Minutes / Set Pause Timer: 19m 30s
Bean in @ 10 Minutes / Set Pause Timer: 9m 30s
Finish @ 00:00:00

Detailed Instructions: Put the "Sour Cream" into the microwave and hit "Cook". Immediately set the “Pause Timer” for 59 minutes and 30 seconds. Exit the Stove House and continue regular game play. When you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in, hit “Cook”, drag and hold the "Mushroom" in the microwave, and release it when the timer shows exactly 4 hours remaining. Immediately set the “Pause Timer” for 3 hours, 29 minutes and 30 seconds. Exit the Stove House and continue regular game play. When you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in, hit “Cook”, drag and hold the "Potato" in microwave, and release it when the timer shows exactly 30 minutes remaining. Immediately set the “Pause Timer” for 19 minutes and 30 seconds. When you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in, hit “Cook”, drag and hold the "Bean" in the microwave, and release it when the timer shows exactly 10 minutes remaining. Immediately set the “Pause Timer” for 9 minutes and 30 seconds. Again, when you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in and hit “Cook”. Hit "Finish" when the timer reaches 00:00:00

Punch Bowl with Eyes
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Punch Bowl With Eyes - Bronze Star Recipe (20 Seconds / 5 Powers)
Put ALL ingredients in, and hit 'Cook'.
Finish @ 00:00:00

Striped Mushroom
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Striped Mushroom - Gold Star Recipe (50 Minutes / 8 Powers)
Put the "Sour Cream" AND "Morchella Mushroom" in / Set the Pause Timer for 9m 30s
Chocolate in @ 40 Minutes / Set the Pause Timer for 29m 30s
Egg in @ 10 Minutes / Set the Pause Timer for 9m 30s
Finish @ 00:00:00

Stuffed Scary Tomato
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Stuffed Scary Tomato - Blue Star Recipe (50 Minutes / 6 Powers):
Put Pumpkin Tomato in / Set Pause Timer: 39m 30s
Pineapple AND Butter in @ 10 Minutes / Set Pause Timer: 9m 30s
Finish @ 00:00:00

Detailed instructions: Put the "Pumpkin Tomato" into the bowl and hit "Cook". Immediately set the “Pause Timer” for 39 minutes and 30 seconds. Exit the Stove House and continue regular game play. When you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in, hit “Cook”, and when the timer shows exactly 10 minutes remaining, hit “Pause”. While it is in Pause Mode, drag the "Butter" AND the "Pineapple" into the bowl, and hit "Cook". Immediately set the “Pause Timer” for 9 minute and 30 seconds. Exit the Stove House and continue regular game play. Again, when you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in and hit “Cook”. Hit "Finish" when the timer reaches 00:00:00

Vanilla Pudding
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Vanilla Pudding - Blue Star Recipe (15 Minutes / 5 Powers):
Put Cornmeal in / Set Pause Timer: 9m 30s
Milk AND Sugar in @ 5 Minutes / Set Pause Timer: 2m 30s
Vanilla in @ 2 Minutes / Set Pause Timer: 1m 30s
Finish @ 00:00:00

Detailed Instructions: Put the "Cornmeal" into the bowl and hit 'Cook'. Immediately set the "Pause Timer" for 9 minutes and 30 seconds. Exit the Stove House and continue regular game play. When you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in, hit 'Cook', and when the timer shows exactly 5 minutes remaining, hit 'Pause'. While it is in 'Pause' mode,  drag the 'Milk' AND the 'Sugar' into the bowl and hit 'Cook'.   Immediately set the 'Pause Timer' for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Exit the Stove House and continue regular game play. When you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in, hit 'Cook', drag and hold the 'Vanilla' in the bowl, and release it when the timer shows exactly 2 minutes remaining. Immediately set the 'Pause Timer' for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Exit the Stove House and continue regular game play. Again, when you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in and hit 'Cook'.   Hit 'Finish' when the timer reaches 00:00:00

Watermelon Fluff Cake
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Watermelon Fluff Cake - Gold Star Recipe (2 Hours / 10 Powers)
Put the Heart Watermelon in / Set Pause Timer for 36m  10s
Kiwi Fruit in at 1h  23m  20s / Set Pause Timer for 16m  10s
Coconut Ice Cream in at 1h  06m  40s / Set Pause Timer for 46m  10s
Cheddar Cheese in at 20m / Set Pause Timer for 19m  30s
Finish @ 00:00:00

Wizard Cake
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Wizard Cake - Blue Star Recipe (26 Minutes, 40 Seconds / 7 Powers):
Put Cake Flour in / Set Pause Timer: 17m 50s
Dark Chocolate in @ 8m 20s / Set Pause Timer: 1m 10s
Pumpkin in @ 6m 40s / Set Pause Timer: 5m 40s
Grapes in @ 30 Seconds   /  Finish @ 00:00:00

Treeology Recipes
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Thanks to Debbie Crisler Berry and June Korrik:

Cubic Apple Tart
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Cubic Apple Tart - Bronze star recipe (50 seconds, 6 power): Put the "Cubic Apple" into the bowl and hit "Cook". When the timer shows exactly 50 seconds remaining, hit "Pause". While it’s paused, drag the "Apple Jelly" into the bowl, and hit "Cook". Hit "Finish" when the timer reaches exactly 00:00:01

Exotic Cherry Cake
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Exotic Cherry Cake: Silver Star Recipe (15 minutes, 6 powers):
Blackberries (2) and Surinam Cherry (1) 10 Minutes / Pause Timer: 9m 30s
Sugar (4) 5 Minutes / Pause Timer: 4m 30s
Put the "Surinam Cherry" and the "Blackberries" into the bowl and hit "Cook". Immediately set the “Pause Timer” for 9 minutes and 30 seconds. Exit the Stove House and continue regular game play. When you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in, hit “Cook”, and when the timer shows exactly 5 minutes remaining, hit “Pause”. While it’s paused, drag the "Sugar" into the bowl, and hit "Cook". Immediately set the “Pause Timer” for 4 minutes and 30 seconds. Exit the Stove House and continue regular game play. Again, when you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in and hit “Cook”. Hit "Finish" when the timer reaches exactly 00:00:01

Fruity Layer Cake
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Fruity Layer Cake - Silver Star Recipe (45 Minutes, 6 Powers):
Rambutan (1) 45 Minutes / Pause Timer: 19m 30s
Pears (2) 25 Minutes / Pause Timer: 15m 30s
Batter (4) 9 Minutes / Pause Timer: 8m 30s
Put the "Rambutan" into the bowl and hit "Cook". Immediately set the “Pause Timer” for 19 minutes and 30 seconds. Exit the Stove House and continue regular game play. When you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in, hit “Cook”, and when the timer shows exactly 25 minutes remaining, hit “Pause”. While it’s paused, drag the "Pears" into the bowl, and hit "Cook". Immediately set the “Pause Timer” for 15 minutes and 30 seconds. Exit the Stove House and continue regular game play. When you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in, hit “Cook”, and when the timer shows exactly 9 minutes remaining, hit “Pause”.
Put the "Batter" into the bowl and hit "Cook". Immediately set the “Pause Timer” for 8 minutes and 30 seconds. Again, when you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in and hit “Cook”. Hit "Finish" when the timer reaches exactly 00:00:01

Luxury Lemon Roll
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Luxury Lemon Roll - Silver Star Recipe (2 hours 10 minutes, 6 Powers):
Diamond Lemon (1) and Cinnamon (2) 2 hours 10 minutes / Pause Timer: 1hr 19m 30s
Maple Sugar (2) 50 Minutes / Pause Timer: 34m 30s
Palm Fruit (8) 15 Minutes / Pause Timer: 14m 30s
Put the "Diamond Lemon" and the "Cinnamon" into the bowl and hit "Cook". Immediately set the “Pause Timer” for 1 hour, 19 minutes and 30 seconds. Exit the Stove House and continue regular game play. When you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in, hit “Cook”, and when the timer shows exactly 50 minutes remaining, hit “Pause”. While it’s paused, drag the "Maple Sugar" into the bowl, and hit "Cook". Immediately set the “Pause Timer” for 34 minutes and 30 seconds. Exit the Stove House and continue regular game play. When you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in, hit “Cook”, and when the timer shows exactly 15 minutes remaining, hit “Pause”.
Put the "Palm Fruit" into the bowl and hit "Cook". Immediately set the “Pause Timer” for 14 minutes and 30 seconds. Again, when you see that your Stove House has paused, go back in and hit “Cook”. Hit "Finish" when the timer reaches exactly 00:00:01

(courtesy of June Korrik)

Fruity Cherry Cake
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Fruity Cherry Cake – 5 Hours to Cook & 10 Power for Gold Star

Add the Sago Bubbles to the pot. Press cook and set the Timer for 2h 49m 30s.
When it has paused press Cook and watch the timer. Pause at 2h 10m.
Add the Diamond Lemon to the pot. Press cook and set the Timer for 1h 24m 30s.
When it has paused press Cook and watch the timer. Pause at 45m.
Add the Rambutan to the pot. Press cook and set the Timer for 28m 30s.
When it has paused press Cook and watch the timer. Pause at 16m.
Add the Cubic Apple to the pot. Press cook and set the Timer for 30s,
or just watch the timer. Pause at 15m.
Add the Surinam Cherry to the pot. Press cook and set the Timer for 14m 30s.
When it has paused press Cook and watch the timer. Finish at 1s.

Peach Sphere
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Peach Sphere – 20 Minutes to Cook & 6 Power for Gold Star

Add the Almond and Peach to the pot. Press cook and set the Timer for 7m 30s.
When it has paused press Cook and watch the timer. Pause at 12m.
Add the Honey to the pot. Press cook and set the Timer for 11m 30s.
When it has paused press Cook and watch the timer. Finish at 1s.

Pear Tagliatelle
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Pear Tagliatelle – 50 Minutes to Cook & 8 Power for Gold Star

Add the Sand Pear to the pot. Press cook and set the Timer for 16m 10s.
When it has paused press Cook and watch the timer. Pause at 33m 20s.
Add the Rice Cake to the pot. Press cook and set the Timer for 7m 50s.
When it has paused press Cook and watch the timer. Pause at 25m.
Add the Pineapple Jam to the pot. Press cook and set the Timer for 14m 30s.
When it has paused press Cook and watch the timer. Pause at 10m.
Add the Butter to the pot. Press cook and set the Timer for 9m 30s.
When it has paused press Cook and watch the timer. Finish at 1s.

Olive Salmorejo
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Olive Salmorejo – 2h to Cook & 10 Power for Gold Star

Add the Crystal Olive to the pot. Press cook and set the Timer for 36m 10s.
When it has paused press Cook and watch the timer. Pause at 1h 23m 20s.
Add the Cranberry Pie to the pot. Press cook and set the Timer for 16m 10s.
When it has paused press Cook and watch the timer. Pause at 1h 6m 40s.
Add the Oat Bread to the pot. Press cook and set the Timer for 1h 4m 10s.
When it has paused press Cook and watch the timer. Pause at 2m.
Add the Avocado to the pot. Press cook and set the Timer for 1m 30s.
When it has paused press Cook and watch the timer. Finish at 1s.

(Courtesy of Debbie Crisler Berry)



26 January 2017

Skiing Fun Quest and Goggles Collections Mission

Thursday night, 26 January:  I never expected that the Quest would be released this early.  I am going through it and logging it as quickly as I can.

Friday, 27 January:  Harvest Moon FDC missed placing in the top 10 List of farms in the Farm Beauty Contest by 2 Votes.  I really would like to see my Farm in the top 10 again.  If you find this site at all useful,  do consider giving your Vote to Freyashawk at Harvest Moon FDC Farm in the next contest.  As ever, I refuse to allow adverts on this site, so I make absolutely no profit from my work.  I like to help other Farmers but it is nice to know that my work is appreciated.  Voting for my Farm in the Farm Beauty Contests is all I ask.

Goggles Collections Mission
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70 Blue Goggles from Blue Roses
50 Green Goggles from White Wine
30 Pink Goggles from Beef Salami
10 Yellow Goggles from Pomelo

The reward for the Collections Mission is a Collectable in the form of a Cured Beef Rack.  As with any new Collectable that is linked to a Mission, you will not find it in the Market until the Mission has expired.  You therefore must complete the Collections Mission in order to obtain the Cured Beef Rack to use during the traditional Quest sequence.  Note however that, as always, you can skip the task of placing the Rack for 10 RC.  The Recipe that requires Cured Beef allows the farmer to buy the Cured Beef if necessary for 39 TC.  You will need a total of 6 to complete the Task.  It is better to pay for the Cured Beef than to use 6 RC to skip the Task completely as the Dish that is made is an ingredient for another Dish required in one of the later Tasks.

Skiing Fun Quest
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Skiing Fun 1
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Darryl:  Howdy, Farmer!!  It's snowing like crazy this year!  The whole farm's covered in white!  No matter the weather, the farm chores still need to be done!  Business as usual!

Harvest 6 Oranges
  Skip for 6 RC

Harvest 40 Cane
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 40 Sacks of Oat Flour
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Darryl:  When it's cold outside, animals need extra care!  Don't forget that!

Skiing Fun 2
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Darryl:  Granny taught me how to keep our animals warm and happy in the winter!  Do you want to know how?  Just feed them a little more than usual and give them a big hug!  They need love too!

Collect 20 jars of Honey
  Skip for 10 RC

Feed the Holstein Cow 20 times
  Skip for 5 RC
  (If you feed it 40 times, you can collect 40 bottles of Milk)

Collect 40 Bottles of Milk
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Darryl:  Look at the Cow's happy face!  Don't be scared!  She's very friendly!

Skiing Fun 3
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Darryl:  Chickens don't require so much effort in winter.  They are nice and warm in their Coops!  Just give them some extra Corn if you want fresh eggs for your breakfast scramble!

Collect 40 Eggs
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 8 Coconuts
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 12 Bowls of Stock
  Skip for 12 RC

  Each requires 2 Beef and 2 Salt

Rewards: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Darryl:  Looks like we're done taking care of the animals!  Let's look at the crops next.

Skiing Fun 4
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Darryl:  Sowing and harvesting during winter can be a little tricky!  The ground is cold and hard, but believe it or not, some crops don't mind the temperature!  Come on, I'll show you what's best to plant!

Harvest 40 Rye
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 40 Sugar
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 8 Coconut Milk
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 1 Coconut and 2 Sugar

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Darryl:  You're learning fast, Farmer!  Good for you!  And for me, hehe!

Special Reward: Mission Gift Box

Skiing Fun 5
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Darryl:  Grandma just called me from the kitchen.  I think she needs some help with preparing lunch.  Do you want to join us for the meal?  I'm sure Granny's cooking something delicious!

Harvest 8 Lemons
  Skip for 8 RC

Produce 40 Bottles of Mayonnaise
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 8 Bowls of Egg Salad
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 2 Eggs and 1 Mayonnaise

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Darryl:  Felicia and Dad are great cooks, but nothing beats Grandma's dishes!  Yummy!

Skiing Fun 6
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Darryl:  Grandma said I'm being very helpful on the farm lately and she prepared something special for me!  What do you think it could be?  Gosh, I am hoping it's her famous Cake!

Produce 8 Lemon Cakes
  Skip for 8 RC

Harvest 40 Sweet Potatoes
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 8 Sago Bubbles
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 2 Sweet Potatoes and 2 Wheat Flour

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Darryl:  Just thinking about Grandma's delicious, soft and fruity cake makes me so hungry!

Skiing Fun 7
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Darryl: Well, I guess it's not a food-related surprise... Granny took Felicia outside with me and showed us a snowy hill behind the Barn.  Huh, this is it?  I'm not impressed!

Harvest 8 Rainbow Fruits
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Rainbow Smoothies
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 2 Condensed Milk and 1 Rainbow Fruit

Harvest 50 Lilies
  Skip for 12 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Darryl:  Do you think there's more to it?  What are we supposed to do here?

Skiing Fun 8
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Darryl:  Granny wants to open a Ski School right here on the farm!  It turns out Old MacDonald used to work as a ski instructor when he was younger!  Unbelievable!

Place a Cured Beef Rack on your Farm
  (Reward from Collection Mission)
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 8 Bowls of Sago Pudding
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 1 Sago Bubbles and 1 Coconut Milk

Prepare 8 Mango Pomelo Sago
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 1 Sago Pudding and 1 Pomelo

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Darryl:  Grandma always has great ideas!  Don't you agree, Farmer?

Special Reward: Rabbit Pet House Hair

Skiing Fun 9
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Darryl:  Old MacDonald's in the Garage looking for his old skiing equipment.   Perhaps some of it will need to be repaired, but he's a real handyman!  Will you help him, while I look for my skiing socks?

Harvest 40 Red Bell Peppers
  Skip for 20 RC . (This is utter madness!!!  What an exorbitant price...)

Collect 20 Skiing Socks from Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 50 Ostrich Feathers
  Skip for 25 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Darryl: Skiis, ski poles and ski boots ready!  What else do we need?

Skiing Fun 10
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Darryl: Grandma has always had a head for business!  She wants to open the Ski School for the tourists and earn money.  And you know what sells best on a cold winter day?  Hot drinks of course!

Harvest 8 Grapefruit
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Grapefruit Tea
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 1 Grapefruit and 1 Orange

Fish 8 Times with the Treble Hook
  Skip for 8 RC

  Note that you still can 'cheat' the numbers when fishing by missing one catch... stretching the 7 tries given into 8 for the task.

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Darryl:  I can already see people queuing for a cup of hot chocolate!  Great idea, Granny!

Skiing Fun 11
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Darryl:  Let's make sure the area around the slope is nice and clean!  Felicia said she can help with some decorations!  I think Crocuses will be perfect!  They're the first flowers to bloom in the snow!

(Obviously the person who writes the text does not know the flowers that we are able to plant... why can't we have crocus in the Market, devs?)

Harvest 50 Sunflowers
  Skip for 12 RC

Produce 50 Sunflower Bouquets
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 6 Charcuterie Boards
  Skip for 6 RC

  Each requires 1 Cured Beef and 3 Buffalo Milk Cheese.  Note that you can purchase the Cured Beef for 39 TC if you skipped the step of completing the Collections Mission to place the Cured Beef Rack on your farm.

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Darryl:  Now let's just wait for the flowers to bloom!  It's going to be beautiful!

Skiing Fun 12
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Darryl:  In addition to selling hot drinks and Ski Passes, Grandma wants to open a little Snack Stand for the hungry skiers.  Do you know any hearty winter meals to warm our tourists up?

Transport 50 Ostrich Feathers to the Island
  Skip for 25 RC
  Split task between zeppelins to speed transport if you can.

Prepare 6 Vegetable Skewers
  Skip for 6 RC

  Each requires 1 Potatoes with Fresh Herbs and 3 Red Bell Peppers
  Each Potatoes with Fresh Herbs requires 2 Sweet Potatoes and 1 Herb

Prepare 6 Raclette Dinners
  Skip for 6 RC

  Each Raclette Dinner requires 1 Charcuterie Board and 1 Vegetable Skewer
  (You should have sufficient of both to prepare these.)

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Darryl:  Raclette!  What an amazing invention!  There's never too much melted cheese!

Special Reward: Island Mission Gift Box

Skiing Fun 13
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Darryl: Not every one loves skiing.  Some tourists just come to accompany their families and admire the winter landscapes.  But I have an idea for those who don't want to go out in the cold!

Craft 6 Lily Aroma Bottles in the Beauty Shop
  Skip for 6 RC

  N.B.  You will need to have transported 6 Lily Essential Oils and 6 Wooden Aroma Bottles from the Island to the Seaside Farm in advance.

  Each requires 1 Wooden Aroma Bottle, 1 Lily Essential Oil and 1 Distilled Water and takes 8 minutes to complete.  The task is counted when you place the item in the slot in the Beauty Shop, however.

Produce 50 Bottles of Champagne
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 8 Rainbow Delights
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 1 Rainbow Cake and 1 Rainbow Smoothie

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Darryl:  A Day SPA!  Massages, masks and beauty treatments... Who doesn't like to be pampered?

Skiing Fun 14
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Darryl:  Looks like we're almost ready, Farmer!  Don't forget to keep yourself warm!  Let's get some more Mohair from the Mohair Goat.  We don't want any one to get sick!

Produce 60 Mohair
  Skip for 15 RC
  This is an Island Task

  Batch Production requires 120 OP

Produce 50 Ostrich Hats
  Skip for 12 RC
  This is an Island Task
  Note that the Hat Machine requires 2 Star Mastery to unlock the ability to make Ostrich Hats

Prepare 8 Cream Cheese Bagels
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 1 Oat Bread and 1 Herb Cream Cheese
  Each Herb Cream Cheese requires 1 Herb and 3 Buffalo Milk Cheese

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Darryl:  You know what else is really important?  Warming up before skiing!

Skiing Fun 15
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Darryl:  Okay, every one gather over here!  Old MacDonald is about to give the first Skiing Class!  Hope you all had a big breakfast!  This is going to be a long day!   Let's start!

Produce 20 bags of Chestnut Flour
  Skip for 10 RC
  This is an Island Task

Craft 6 Oil Painting Frames in the Workshop
  Skip for 6 RC
  This is an Island Task

  Each requires 2 Linen and 2 Oak Wood + 1 Power

Prepare 8 Caviar Toast
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 1 Cream Cheese Bagel and 2 Black Caviar

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Darryl:  Skiing's not easy, but it's definitely a lot of fun!

Skiing Fun 16
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Darryl:  The Ski School turned out to be a hit!  With so many people signing up, we had to organise an evening class too!  Isn't it amazing?  I've got to go now,  Farmer!  I can't miss my first lesson!

Complete 4 Helicopter Orders
  Skip for 4 RC
  This is an Island Task

Prepare 8 Grapefruit Pies
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 1 Condensed Milk Grapefruit and 1 Cake Flour

Prepare 3 Pomelo Salads
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 1 Sweet and Sour Shrimp and  1 Pomelo
  Each Sweet and Sour Shrimp requires 3 Pineapples and 1 Steamed Opossum Shrimp

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Darryl:  Thanks for everything!  See you next time!

Special Reward:  Skiing Polar Bear Decoration for Seaside Farm
Note that the Skiing Polar Bear is Stackable on the Ice Base

Collection Set
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The Collection Set consists of Skiing Polar Bear, Cured Beef Rack and the Pomelo Tree. If you register the Collection in the Lighthouse before the Quest expires, you will receive a Clam Friendship Flower as well as 88 Green Mystrons and 1 RC.

21 January 2017

Chinese New Year Guests and Pets

Note:  The Journey to Anatolia is still live at the time of posting this.  You will find all details in the post below this one.

A new update to the game makes the game an even larger app on your device, but includes many new options, some of which are permanent and others temporary.  Note that you now will be unable to continue to play the game on any device until you have performed the update.  On my Kindle, I had to delete a number of other games and apps before the update would fit.

Among the temporary options are special Guests that can be invited for the Chinese New Year, although this will end on 30 January.  You will find the option to invite special Guests ALWAYS on the bottom left of the Guest House screen in a little bubble or cloud.  When you are rewarded by these guests, you will receive both Coins and Chinese Lion Doll Tokens.  The Chinese Lion Doll Tokens can be used to craft three different items in the Factory.  Two are old Decorations in the form of the Ice Cat and the Snow Hedge but there is one new Decoration in the form of the Tree Mail Box.  The number of Chinese Lion Doll Tokens to make each is:

20 Chinese Lion Doll Tokens: Snow Hedge
30 Chinese Lion Doll Tokens: Ice Cat
50 Chinese Lion Doll Tokens:  Tree Mail Box

Two items have been added for the Pet House as follows:

30 Chinese Lion Doll Tokens:  Chinese Fortune Pet House Ears
50 Chinese Lion Doll Tokens:  Chinese Fortune Pet House Base


N.B.  The Monkey's Announcement refers to the Rewards as Tiger Tokens but in fact the game refers to them as Chinese Lion Dolls.

Special Guest Groups
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The Special Guest Groups are a temporary option, usually linked to a specific Festival like Christmas or in this case, the Lunar New Year.  In any situation where the game adds special Guest Groups, they will be the usual Guests dressed in special costumes with special requests that fall within the classifications of the sort of things that they usually prefer but in this case, dishes or items that the game considers to be 'Chinese Products.'   For example Huey, dressed now in an Asian festive hat, often requests seafood items.

As previously indicated, you will find the special Chinese New Year Guests in a little round icon on the bottom left of the Guest House Menu.  As with any Guest Invitations, you will need Passports to invite a set of Guests.  If you have used your Passports for the day, you can buy more by tapping on the plus sign next to the Passport number bar.  Buying the first additional passport costs 150 TC.

Note that when special Guest groups are introduced, you will have to unlock the various levels in the same way in which you unlock ordinary Guest Groups from different areas on the 'Map'.  Telescopes are required and used for the 2 Star and 3 Star Levels.  What this means is that you always will find a need at some point for more Telescopes and that means continuing to open Chests on a regular basis.

Ingredients Needed to fill all Orders
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I have logged the actual Orders I received at the different Star Levels but essentially, you will need a large quantity of the following ingredients:

Rice
  You will need raw Rice as well as Rice Flour, and the Rice is used as well in a number of different Dishes that are requested.

Soft Dough
  You will need a very large quantity of Soft Dough.  One guest requests this, but it is used in a number of different Dishes that are requested as well.

Eggs
  More than one visitor will request raw Eggs, and Eggs feature as an ingredient for many of the dishes that are requested.

Other Crops, Fruits, Products:
  Sweet Potato, Kumquat, Sugar, Coconut, Green Beans, Spinach, Cabbage

Seafood Items
  You will need Shrimp Balls (processed from Crayfish) and Crab that is processed from the Blue Swimmer Crab.  You will need a quantity of Seaweed as well.  All three of these items feature in Dishes that are requested, usually by Huey.

Guest Levels and Passport Levels
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Level 1:

Unlocked automatically.

1 Star Guest Visit Requirements:

10 Paths

There are two Guests at the 1 Star Level.  They are Cassidy and Jane.

To unlock Level 2, you will need to meet the following requirements:

Reach Level 20
Earn 900 Coins with level 1 Guests
Use 5 Telescopes

2 Star Guest Visit Requirements:

35 Paths, 9 Water Paths

There are four Guests when you invite the 2 Star Guest Group.  They are Cassidy, Jane, Cathy and Huey.

To unlock Level 3, you will need to meet the following requirements:

Reach Level 24
Have 500 Landscape Points
Earn 5000 Coins with Level 2 Guest Orders
Use 10 Telescopes

3 Star Guest Visit Requirements:

50 Paths, 10 Water Paths

There are 5 Guests when you invite the 3 Star Guest group.  They are Cassidy, Jane, Cathy, Huey and Aaron.

I am including some of the actual Orders I received at the different levels.  Note that in every case, the actual Orders will be generated randomly but will tend to include the same items at each Level.  In other words, you may not always receive an Order for Rice Noodles at Level 1, but you probably will receive Orders for most of the items listed here.

Level 1 Guests with Orders
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Cassidy
1 Spicy Stir-Fried Chicken
1 Spicy Stir-Fried Chicken
1 Spicy Stir-Fried Chicken
1 Spicy Stir-Fried Chicken

Jane
1 Rice Noodles
1 Honey
1 Rice Noodles
1 Honey

Level 2 Guests with Orders
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Cassidy
1 Spicy Stir-Fried Chicken
1 Spicy Stir-Fried Chicken
1 Spicy Stir-Fried Chicken
6 Rice

Jane
1 Rice Noodles
1 Rice Noodles
5 Honey
5 Lychees

Cathy
1 Soft Dough
1 Soft Dough
1 Cotton Candy
1 E-fu Noodles

Huey
1 Sunrise Porridge
1 Steamed Egg with Shrimp
1 Steamed Egg with Shrimp
1 Tofu

Another Level 2 Order List
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Cassidy
1 Sunrise Porridge
1 Deep Fried Wonton
1 Spicy Stir-Fried Chicken
1 Stir-Fried Rice Cake

Jane
1 Steamed Egg with Shrimp
1 Soft Dough
1 Rice Noodles
1 Cotton Candy

Cathy
1 Cabbage Roll
1 Dumplings
1 Sticky Rice
1 Cotton Candy

Huey
1 Steamed Egg with Shrimp
1 Sunrise Porridge
1 Deep Fried Wonton
1 Steamed Egg with Shrimp

Another Level 2 List
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Cassidy
1 Spicy Stir-Fried Chicken
7 Rice Flour
6 Rice
4 Eggs

Jane
5 Honey
1 Spicy Stir-Fried Chicken
4 Eggs
1 Spicy Stir-Fried Chicken

Cathy
1 Soft Dough
1 Sticky Rice
1 Sticky Rice
1 Sweet Dumplings

Huey
1 Soft Dough
1 Cotton Candy
1 Soft Dough
1 Sweet Dumplings

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Cassidy
1 Steamed Egg with Shrimp
1 Steamed Egg with Shrimp
1 Tofu
1 Cabbage Roll


Jane
1 Sunrise Porridge
1 Spinach Dumplings
1 Spinach Dumplings
1 Cabbage Roll

Cathy
1 Soft Dough
1 Deep-Fried Wonton
1 Deep-Fried Wonton
1 Cabbage Roll

Huey
1 Soft Dough
1 Sunrise Porridge
1 Tofu
1 Cabbage Roll


Level 3 Guest Order List
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Cassidy
1 Spicy Stir-Fried Chicken
7 Rice Flour
9 Eggs
1 Spicy Stir-Fried Chicken

Jane
2 Rice Noodles
11 Honey
9 Wheat Flour
2 Rice Noodles

Cathy
1 E-Fu Noodles
1 Tangerine Snack Set
1 Kung Pao Chicken
1 Crab Meat Yi Mein

Huey
1 Cabbage Roll
1 Soft Dough
1 Chia Porridge
1 Dumpling 'Soup

Aaron
1 Kumquat Lebkuchen
1 Kumquat Lebkuchen
1 Chia Porridge
1 Sweet and Savoury Feast
1 Kumquat Lebkuchen
1 Sweet and Savoury Feast
1 Kung Pao Chicken
1 Dumpling Soup

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Level 1 Guest Items included:

2 Rice
5 Lychees
1 Wheat Flour
2 Rice
1 Honey
1 Honey
1 Rice Noodles
1 Rice Noodles


Level 2 Guest Orders included:

1 Spicy Stir-Fry Chicken
1 Stir-Fry Rice Cake
1 Soft Dough
1 Rice Noodles
1 Cotton Candy
1 Cabbage Roll
1 Steamed Egg with Shrimp

1 Sunrise Porridge
1 Soft Dough
1 E-fu Noodles
1 Rice Noodles
5 Honey
1 Spicy Stir Fry Chicken
1 Spicy Stir Fry Chicken
6 Rice
1 Dumplings
1 Sticky Rice
1 Sunrise Porridge

5 Honey
6 Rice
1 Cotton Candy
1 Steamed Egg with Shrimp

Decoration Fortune Bags
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You will find a total of 5 Decoration Fortune Bags in the Special Deals Daily section of the Market.  Each contains a Decoration that was given as a Reward in a past Mission but, with the exception of the Cute Monkey,. has not been available since then.  The Decorations are:  Ichimatsu Doll, Music Box, Bocca della Verita, Lacquer Horn and Cute Monkey.  To buy a Decoration Bag costs 12 RC.  Once purchased, you will find it in your Gift Box.  Open it to discover which Decoration you received.

TC Rewards
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FunPlus is attempting to educate players about the various internet sites where this game can be discussed by bribing us with 80 TC to visit the page on Facebook, the FunPlus Forum and Twitter. You do not need to log into any of this, but simply by visiting each page will earn 80 TC from each.

Coffee Friendship Flowers
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There is a special sale for a new type of Friendship Flower.  It is the Coffee Friendship Flower.  Initially, I was not terribly interested in this one.  I thought I would need to have one in my garden to register it in the Gallery but other than that.. until I read the description.    Both Host and Recipient will receive 5 RC AND 6-11 random Pet Cards when it matures and is crossbred.  That number of Pet Cards will not make an enormous difference but it does give a new type of Reward for a Friendship Flower.

Upgrader Batch Production
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A big improvement in the game recently is the ability now to use Batch Production with any Upgrader.  Initially, we were forced to use our Animals and Machines manually while they were on their Upgraders in order to produce the amounts necessary to upgrade them.

Warehouse Decorations Expansion
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You now can expand your Decorations section in the Warehouse from 150 to 170 if you feel the need.  What is required is:

60 Cement Bags (Request to Buddy)
9 Fire Extinguishers (3 RC each or purchase in Yellow Mystrons Shop for 100 Yellow Mystrons each)
20 Wooden Panels (Craft on Island or pay 1 RC for each)
15 Diamonds (Craft on Island or pay 3 RC for each)

Remember that you always can store any Decorations in the General section of your Warehouse and retrieve them from that location by selecting 'All'.  Gadgets and stackable decorations no longer occupy slots in the Warehouse but have their own section where there is no limit.

Pet Card Sale
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Currently, there is a special sale of Pet Card Bundle that allow you to buy random Pet Cards.  Players who did not have more than two or three Pets now may need to upgrade their Pet Houses in order to have more Pets, especially if they purchased a Black Labrador previously.

Here are the requirements for unlocking the 5th Pet Slot:

50 Ketchup
25 Coffee Cookies
20 Pink Paint
8000 Coins

To unlock the 6th Slot, you will need Stove House dishes as well as other items as follows:

80 Lemon Cake
15 French Fries
50 Pink Paint
15000 Coins