19 January 2018

Clover New Year New Me Activity Stage Activity

Active for a total of 9 days, there is a new Activity Stage Activity in the form of a 'constellation' activity. Tap on a star in the Constellation on the screen (accessed initially by tapping on the Activity Stage) and then proceed to complete the tasks in the New Year New Me sequence within 2 hours to highlight the star in the sky.

You will need a 'Wand' to activate any Star and you will receive one per day.  Not at reset this time, but at 0 hours (Greenwich Mean Time or its contemporary equivalent), you will receive another.  If you wish to spend RC to obtain a Wand earlier, the cost is 2 RC for each additional Wand.

New Year New Me
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I am giving arbitrary numbers to these sequences.  In truth, they can be completed in ANY order.

New Year New Me 1
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Felicia:  In 2018, I decided I would be nicer to Darryl... As much as he annoys me sometimes, he still is my baby brother and I love him so much!

Harvest 8 Peaches
  Skip for 8 RC

Produce 8 Peach Candy
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 sticks of Cotton Candy
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Sugar Cubes and 1 Honey Syrup

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Felicia:  To start, I will bake him some of his favourite cookies!

New Year New Me 2
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Felicia:  I really should work on improving my grades this year.  A modern farm girl needs a degree!  I will study each night and read more books!

Harvest 8 Pink Heart Fruits
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Milk Cookies
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Condensed Milk and 1 Wheat Flour

Prepare 8 Heart Cookies
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Pink Heart Fruit and 1 Milk Cookie

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Felicia:  I have a good feeling about it!

New Year New Me 3
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Felicia:  It is a good practice to make New Year Resolutions, dear Farmer!  I made a few for 2018.  Did you?

Harvest 20 Lotus Flowers
  Skip for 5 RC

Collect 20 Goose Feathers
  Skip for 5 RC

Prepare 6 Mixed Rice with Bean Sprouts
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Beef and Bean Sprouts and 1 Bean Sprout Rice

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Felicia:  It's never too late to start!

New Year New Me 4
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Felicia:  Every weekend, I will volunteer to help at the local Animal Shelter!  That is good karma!

Make 3 Earrings of Love
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Lotus Flower, 1 Pearl, 1 Earring Hooks

Dig 8 Chests on the Path
  Skip for 8 RC

Sell 16 jars of Orange Jam from the Barn
  Skip for 2 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Felicia:  Helping others always is a good idea.

New Year New Me 5
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Felicia:  Family always is No. 1 for me.  I will make certain to spend as much time with my loved ones as I can.   Cooking together is so much fun!

Produce 20 sacks of Rye Flour
  Skip for 5 RC

Collect 20 Eggs
  Skip for 5 RC

Produce 20 Loaves of Black Bread
  Skip for 5 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Felicia:  Expressing your feelings is important.  If you love some one... tell that person so today!

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Felicia:  I have to confess something to you.  I do way too much online shopping.  This year I am going to try to reduce my spending and focus on making money instead!

Harvest 8 Cinnamon

Prepare 8 Pepernoten
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Cinnamon and 2 Rye Flour

Cook 5 Nachos in the Stove House
  Skip for 5 RC
  Each requires 2 Cornmeal, 3 Onions and 3 Power, taking 38 seconds to complete.  Place both ingredients in cooker and tap 'Finish' after 38 seconds as soon as the Bronze Star activates.   This is a Recipe that is earned by completing Orders in the Coffee House so you will not find it in the Market.  It is one of the last Recipes you can earn, requiring 13 of the Large Smileys to obtain.

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Felicia:  I'll start by selling off some of my old stuff.

New Year New Me 7
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Felicia:  I read that it takes only 21 days to form a new habit!  This month, I will try to get up earlier to meditate before I start a new day.  Would you like to join me?

Harvest 20 White Roses
  Skip for 5 RC

Produce 20 White Rose Bouquets
  Skip for 5 RC

Fish 4 times for Tilapia
  Skip for 4 RC
  N.B.  This is where you should use the 'Boost'.  It takes 3 of your fishing tries but guarantees the catch you desire.

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Felicia:  A few minutes of mindfulness each morning will do me good!

New Year New Me 8
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Felicia:  2018 is all about making dreams come true!  Mine is to start a cooking blog!  First step: I need to gather all my favourite recipes.  Can you help me look for them please?

Collect 20 Duck Eggs
  Skip for 5 RC

Produce 20 Bottles of Mayonnaise
  Skip for 5 RC

Prepare 6 Rice Krispies
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 2 Rice and 2 Mayonnaise

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Felicia:  I hope my blog will inspire many young people to cook at home more!

When all stars have been highlighted to create the Clover Constellation, tap on the Wooden Reindeer icon in the top left corner to send it to your Gift Box where you then can claim it.  Although it cannot be registered at this point in time, it is a cleanable decoration that should be stackable.  It is not stackable yet, however.

17 January 2018

Sea Resort with Upgrades




(Above is the new Sea Resort Farm, very similar in operation to the aquatic farm in the original Family Farm Seaside game.  The second photo shows the Sea Urchin Habitat and two of the Machines)

Note:  You will find the current timed Mission in the post below this one as well as a post about the current Farm Beauty Contest.

Here are links:

Eagle Hunter Quest

Frozen World Farm Beauty Contest

The Sea Resort is a third farm really that can be unlocked with only 1000 Dev Points (Island Dev Points).  The items and activities that are involved in this third farm really have no use at this point either on Seaside Farm or on the Island.  You therefore should not be pressured into completing any expansion or upgrade immediately.  The only reason I feel pressure is because I would like to complete the Guide!

This is your third farm in effect and is aquatic in nature.  Crops are grown in the water and Habitats hold sea creatures.  As previously indicated, you will need a total only of 1000 Dev Points to be able to unlock the Sea Resort.  Tap on the Sea Plane to see the requirements... they are given below as well.

Perhaps a time will come when the Sea Resort will be necessary to complete Quests on the original Seaside Farm but at this point, this is not the case.  You do need to use many items from the Seaside Farm and the Island in the Seaside Resort, but the reverse is not true.

You will find that each expansion in the Sea Resort requires a specific Sea Resort product, whether an Animal product or a Machine product.  As previously indicated, however, you can take your time to perform expansions.  Furthermore,  I have noticed that there always is some one in Chat who is advertising these Sea Resort items in his/her market so if you are not willing to spend 16 RC for the little Water Float Machine, it is more than possible that a neighbour can sell you the items when you are ready to unlock the 4th Sea Resort expansion.

Planting Crops and so on in the water of the Sea Resort will NOT increase your Resort Points although you will receive XP to increase your general game Level.  It is only by completing the Orders in your Showcases in the various Sea Resort shops that you will gain Resort Points and increase your Sea Resort Level.  As explained below, the items that are required for sales in your various Showcases are dictated by the game and the time for the item to sell is linked to its Resort Point value.  Thus a simple Crop that takes 20 minutes to sell will give you fewer Resort Points than a Beauty Shop item.

For example:

Cucumber: 20 minutes, 10 Resort Points
Butter: 1 Hour, 30 Resort Points
Condensed Milk: 1 Hour, 20 minutes, 40 Resort Points
Strawberry Pie: 1 Hour, 20 minutes, 40 Resort Points
Daisy Perfume: 1 Hour, 40 minutes, 50 Resort Points
Violet Basket: 2 Hours, 60 Resort Points

You can use OP to speed the sale of any item, but it can become very expensive to employ this strategy. 

Unlocking the Sea Resort
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Tap on the Aquatic Plane to see the requirements which are as follows:

40 Love Fruit Pies

40 Steak Burgers

30 Lag Bolts

60 Tea Tree Essential Oils

15 Nails

60 Grape Juice


Spend 10 hours to build.  You can speed time by using 60 RC initially and as the timer counts down, so does the amount of RC needed.

Resort Points
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This is an Aquatic Farm with its own water crops, Habitats and so on. YOU EARN RESORT POINTS  BY COMPLETING ORDERS IN THE OCEAN CAFE.  Later, you will earn Resort Points in the Beach Souvenir Shop as well.   It is your Resort Point totals that determine your Level in the Sea Resort.  To advance to Level 2, you need a total of 1000 Resort Points.

N.B.  Gaining Resort Points is one of those hands-on, endless fussy activities wherein you must collect the coins from the items sold every 20 and 40 minutes from the Ocean Cafe.  Obviously, the higher your upgrade level of the Cafe, the more items you can collect at once, but it still requires their endless collection!  It is 'busy work'.  The speed at which you can raise your level depends partly on your ability to collect again and again and restock as well as being lucky in the random items the game selects.  For a player who is in-game constantly, items that can be sold quickly may be most beneficial but to the player who only can play occasionally, the items that take a few hours to sell are far better.


At Level 2, at 1000 Resort Points, you unlock a new Crop in the form of the Lily Pad and your first machine in the form of the Sea Urchin Lamp Machine.  You can expand your Sea Resort as well as one of the requirements for the 1st Expansion is to reach Level 2.

Sea Resort Expansions
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You will see 8 different areas. Only the first will be unlocked initially.


1st Expansion Requirements
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Upgrade your Resort to Level 2

Use 10000 Coins to expand Resort

Use 20 Sea Urchins to expand Resort


2nd Expansion Requirements
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Upgrade your Resort to Level 3 (at 7000 Points)

Use 50000 Coins to expand Resort

Use 30 Daffodil Lamps to expand Resort

N.B.  You need 7000 Resort Points to reach Level 3



3rd Expansion Requirements
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Upgrade your Resort to Level 4 (requires 87000 Resort Points)

Use 100000 Coins to expand Resort

Use 40 Fern Flower Lamps to expand the Resort


4th Expansion Requirements
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Upgrade your Resort to Level 5 (Requires 248280 Resort Points)

Use 250000 Coins to expand Resort

Use 60 Goose Water Floats to expand the Resort



About the Sea Resort
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There are three buildings that give Orders in the Sea Resort: Ocean Cafe, Beach Souvenir Shop and Tropical Spa House.  Only the Ocean Cafe is unlocked initially.

Each order requires that you add 1 product to the Showcase.  You either need to wait until the timer runs out or use TC to speed before you can complete any Order.  When you complete a specific number of Orders, a new Showcase will be unlocked.  If you wish to upgrade for more shelves, tap the green arrow and complete all requirements.

At Level 3, you will unlock the Bubble Flower Crop and with the 2nd Expansion, you will have the Beach Souvenir Shop, another Shop where items randomly are chosen to be sold in Showcases.  Note that, at Level 3, you will unlock a new Theme for your Sea Resort as well.  The Themes are similar to the different looks for the Pet House.  You can change them at will once unlocked and there is no cost for any of them.  The third Theme in the form of the Luxury Theme unlocks at Level 5.  Themes are simply cosmetic.  They have no effect on anything.


Sea Resort Market
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Initially, the Market will offer the following:

Crops
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Red Algae: 50 Coins
  40 minutes

Lily Pad: 98 Coins
  (unlocks at Level 2)

Bubble Flower: 250 Coins
  (unlocks at Level 3)

Sea Grass: 73 Coins
  (unlocks at Level 5)

Water Snowflakes: 128 Coins
  (unlocks at Level 7)

Habitats
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Sea Urchin Habitat: 30000 Coins
  2nd one costs 10 RC

Squid Habitat: 12 RC
  Unlocks at Level 5

Maw Gull: 120000 Coins
  Unlocks at Level 7

Machines
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Sea Urchin Lamp Machine: 50000 Coins
  Unlocks at Level 2

Sea Urchin Lamp Machine Products
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As with Island Machines, the products you can make depend on Mastery Points.

 Daffodil Lamp: 326 Coins
  Requires: Daffodil, Sea Urchin, Lily Pad

 Fern Flower Lamp:
  1 Star Mastery (80 products)
  Requires: Fern Flower, Sea Urchin, Lily Pad

Camomile Lamp: 326 Coins
  1 Star Mastery
  Ingredients:  Camomile, Sea Urchin, Lily Pad

Pink Rose: 396 Coins
  2 Star Mastery
  Ingredients:  Pink Rose, Sea Urchin, Lily Pad

Honeysuckle Lamp: 289 Coins
  2 Star Mastery
  Ingredients:  Honeysuckle, Sea Urchin, Lily Pad

Lotus Lamp: 231 Coins
  3 Star Mastery
  Ingredients:  Lotus, Sea Urchin, Lily Pad

White Rose Lamp: 258 Coins
  3 Star Mastery
  Ingredients:  White Rose, Sea Urchin, Lily Pad

Water Float Machine: 16 RC
  Unlocks at Level 4

Water Float Machine Products:
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Yellow Duck Water Float: 325 Coins
  Ingredients: Bubble Flower, Pear

 Goose Water Float: 354 Coins
  Ingredients:  Bubble Flower, Goose Feather

Ostrich Water Float: 349 Coins
  Ingredients:  Bubble Flower, Ostrich Feather

Peacock Water Float: 445 Coins
  Ingredients:  Bubble Flower, Peacock Feather

Mew Gull Water Float: 564 Coins
  Ingredients: Bubble Flower, Mew Gull Feather
  3 Star Mastery Required

Parrot Water Float: 877 Coins
  Ingredients:  Bubble Flower, Parrot Feather
  3 Star Mastery Required

Sashimi Machine: 150000 Coins
  Unlocks at Level 6



The Ocean Cafe
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As with Helicopter Orders that earn Dev Points for the Island, this is where you earn the Resort Points needed to unlock new items.initially.

The Ocean Cafe allowed me to place a single item it demanded in the form of the Fern Flower.  This takes 20 minutes to sell but you can use TC to speed process.   I was able to place two separate Fern Flowers and use TC to sell quickly.  When I had sold a total of three, a different item opened as a second 'Showcase' queue in the form of Apple Juice.

With three sales, I had two separate Showcase items for sale as follows:

Fern Flower, 20 minutes, 128 Coins, 10 Resort Points
Apple Juice: 40 minutes, 11 Coins, 20 Resort Points

(Note that the items  change every couple of days when the timer expires.)

When you have a total of 297 sales, you will obtain a third item.  The items vary from farm to farm and will change.

To upgrade your Ocean Cafe to Level 2, you need:

10 Wooden Cylinders

50 Cranberry Pie

50 Oat Bread

50 Milk



At Level 2, I was given two more slots, one for each item...   If you look at the photo below, the bottom slot represents the actual item needed, not a slot for an item.  At Level 1, you have one slot and one Showcase; at level 2, another one next to it, your second Showcase. At Level 3, I received one more slot for each of the items.

Note that the actual items the game assigns are randomly chosen and each has a different value and a different time allocated to it.  On Asgard, it was Fern Flower and Apple Juice.  The first was worth 10 Resort Points and the second worth 20 and the time for the second was 40 minutes where the time for the first was 20 minutes.  On Harvest Moon FDC, I had Green Lettuce and Lavender Cupcake.  Lavender Cupcake sale takes 3 hours to complete but it worth far more in Resort Points with a value of 90 Points.


To upgrade to Level 3, you will need:

50 Mocha Coffee

10 Wooden Planks

50 Whole Oat Fruit Bread

50 Pineapple Jam

To upgrade to Level 4, you will need:

50 Steak Burger

10 Wooden Panels

10 Showcase Upgrade Design (cost 1 RC each)

30 Maple Milk Tea

Until you have sold 297 products, you will not be able to add anything else or upgrade further.

When you have sold a total of 297 products, a third item will be offered in a third Showcase.  You will have the same number of slots for this third item as you have for the other two, so the number you can sell is based on your upgrade status here.

Now you need to sell a total of 500 products in order to obtain a fourth Showcase.  The same rules apply with all the different Shops, including the Beach Souvenir Shop.

Note here that there are a number of different components to the Ocean Cafe.  The first is the number of different items for sale... the second is the total number of EACH item that you can sell at any given time.

The Level of the Ocean Cafe is not the same as the Level of your Sea Resort, although it is through the Ocean Cafe that you earn the Resort Points needed to raise your Sea Resort Level.

Beach Souvenir Shop
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Initially you have a single product and a single slot.  To upgrade this, you will need the following:

50 Peacock Feathers

50 Daisy Bouquets

10 Wooden Cylinders

50 Daffodil Lamps

To upgrade to the next level, you will need:

30 Old Boots

10 Wooden Planks

50 Fern Flower Lamps

50 White Rose Baskets

This upgrade will allow you to sell a total of 3 items in each Showcase in the Beach Souvenir Shop.

As with the Ocean Cafe, you need to sell a total of 297 products to unlock a 3rd Showcase.

The next upgrade to add more slots requires:

10 Showcase Upgrade Design

20 Message in a Bottle

10 Wooden Panels

20 Glass Bottle Necklaces

This is the final upgrade at this point and allows you to sell four of any Showcase item, giving four slots in the Showcase.

As with the Ocean Cafe, the final Showcase is given when you have sold a total of 500 products.

N.B.  FOR UPGRADE ITEMS SUCH AS OLD BOOT AND MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE, BUY AT THE PIER IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THEM.




12 January 2018

Eagle Hunter Quest and Eagle Feather Collection Mission


The new 11 day quest is based on an ancient and still enduring tradition in Mongolia wherein young men and women hunt eagles.  Darryl is dressed in his version of traditional Mongolian clothing here.

This post now is complete.




The Collection Mission is for Eagle Feathers and the Reward is another Stove House Recipe in the form of the Pilaf Recipe.  For new players:  please note that once you collect the Reward in the form of any Stove House Recipe from a completed Collection Mission, you then must collect it from your Gift Box in order to be able to use it in the Stove House!

The Premium Tree required for this is the Lime Tree.  Please note that you now can apply Super Watering Cans to individual Trees even when in the Tree Nursery to obtain the Collection Item!

This site was created and is maintained by Freyashawk.  If you wish to post a link to any post or page in your Facebook Group, you are welcome to do so, but please do not copy and paste information without giving credit to Freyashawk.  Many thanks.

If you use this site and find it helpful, please consider voting for Freyashawk's Farm Harvest Moon FDC in the Farm Beauty Contest.  Missed placing in the top 10 last time for the first time in months because I needed about six more players to vote for me on a daily basis.  So if you can do this, you would have my heartfelt gratitude.

Our Facebook group is Family Farm Seaside Freyashawk.

Crop List
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40 Pasture
40 Cane
40 Red Peppers
50 Coffee Beans
50 Mushrooms
60 Cranberries (Island)

Batch Production List
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40 Rye Flour
40 Milk (Feed Cow, so counts immediately)
40 Beef
40 Eggs
40 Ostrich Feathers
3 Smoked Menhaden
40 Sugar
12 Tiramisu
50 Turkey
40 Black Bread
8 Natural Silk (Silkworm Habitat, Island)
8 Silk (Island)
60 Lily Essential Oil (Island)
50 Mocha Coffee

Premium Items
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Among others:

Lime Tree
Brazil Nut Tree
Ice Tree (this is a Theme item in the current Farm Beauty Contest as well)
Coffee Machine

Pilaf Recipe
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Ingredients:  2 Beef, 2 Carrots, 1 Wheat, 1 Garlic, 1 Red Bell Pepper, 6 Power

This is a simple dish.  Maximum time is 40 seconds so watch the clock and tap 'Finish' as soon as the option appears.  You should be able to prepare this in 27 seconds... the Red Bell Pepper will be down to 3 Flavour Points when the 'Finish' option appears, so it is the only tricky ingredient here.  If you set the timer for 27 seconds, however, all ingredients can be placed in the skillet at once.

Some Strategy Tips:
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If you are a low level player or lack sufficient Island Mastery or expansions for some of the later tasks, do complete the Collection Mission FIRST.  Recently, the developers have been including Stove House Recipes in other activities so you may need it at some point even if you do not complete this Quest sequence.  After the 11 day Quest expires, the new Recipe should appear in the Market but the price will be in premium cash in the form of RC.  If the actual Quest sequence can be accessed and completed later from the Lighthouse, you will be unable to perform the Collection Mission originally linked with it.  So do it now!

Premium Item purchases:  In the past, premium Animals and Machines were not used much in the time-restricted Quests but recently, they HAVE been included.  You can find premium Animals and Machines randomly in your Green Mystrons Shop.  Try to make certain that you purchase a Coffee Machine, either with RC or with Green Mystrons.  It does appear now in more than one Quest as well as the products from it that may appear in the Ocean Cafe and so on.  You really need all the premium Trees, Animals and Machines now in this game!

Island Tasks Strategy Tips:  All Island Machines require Mastery to produce specific items.  As far as harvesting Wood Trees is concerned, you cannot use Watering Cans to speed growth but all the Weather Farm Aids do operate on these Trees as well as on the Crops and other Island Trees.  If you have a task that requires a specific wood harvest, using the Electric Saw can be beneficial as you will receive 2 pieces of wood for each harvest instead of 1.

Upgraders:  Not every one is willing to spend the premium cash (RC) to upgrade the various Upgraders but if you are, you can use the new Burger Machine Upgrader in the course of this Quest for Batch Production of Steak Burgers for the Collection Mission as well as some of the older Upgraders (Holstein Cow, Dutch Mill, Chicken Coop).  The special Products that you can make at higher levels of the Upgraders have become increasingly important in the game.  As far as regular products are concerned, you will find that Steak Burgers are required again and again, oddly enough.

Monkey Boost:  If and when you choose to use the Monkey Boost is for you to decide, but lately I have found it very useful to use on days when I perform a time-restricted Quest.  If you do use Batch Production for the tasks that involve Animals and Machines, you can reduce the amount of OP needed by setting the Monkey Boost to OP reduction.




Eagle Hunter Quest
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Eagle Hunter 1
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Darryl:  Howdy, Farmer.  It has been awhile.  There is a lot of work for us today and I would like to finish it as soon as possible so I will talk to you later.

Produce 40 Rye Flour
  Skip for 10 RC

Collect 10 Honey
  Skip for 5 RC

Harvest 8 Cinnamon
  Skip for 8 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Darryl:  If you help me, I will tell you why I need to finish as soon as possible.

Eagle Hunter 2
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Darryl:  You will help?  Great!  I am going to feed the Cow now.  Can you please harvest the Crops while I do that?  The faster we finish, the sooner you will know!

Feed the Holstein Cow 40 times
  Skip for 10 RC
  Task completes as soon as Animal enters Batch Production

Harvest 40 Pasture
  Skip for 10 RC

Collect 40 Beef
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Darryl:  Finally, all is complete for now, so let me tell you...

Eagle Hunter 3
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Darryl:  We are going to watch a film today.  The faster we finish our tasks, the sooner we can watch the film and have fun!  Don't you agree?

Collect 40 Eggs
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 8 Soft Dough
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Cake Flour and 1 Batter

Harvest 40 Cane
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Darryl:  Let's see.  What film should we watch?

Eagle Hunter 4
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Darryl:  Look what I found!  There is a film about the Eagle Huntress.  Should we choose this one? What do you think?

Harvest 6 Maple Syrup
  Skip for 6 RC

Fish 3 times for Menhaden
  Skip for 6 RC
  Use the Boost to guarantee a Menhaden catch

Prepare 8 plates of Churros
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Cinnamon and 1 Soft Dough

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Darryl: Wait, we might need some snacks before we begin the film!

Special Reward: Mission Gift Box containing Farm Aids

Eagle Hunter 5
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Darryl:  Let's prepare some snacks and drinks so we won't have to pause the film in the middle.  What do you think?

(Good idea, but not certain how the Ostrich Feathers fit this profile...)

Produce 40 Ostrich Feathers
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 40 Red Bell Peppers
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 3 Smoked Menhaden
  Skip for 6 RC

  You should have 3 Menhaden from the earlier task but note that Gold Finger can be used (if fully upgraded) on the Smoke House!

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Darryl:  We're ready now.  Let's begin!

Eagle Hunter 6
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Darryl:  This film is about the journey of a girl who becomes the first female ever to win the Eagle Festival Competition!  Let's watch it now!

Produce 40 Sugar
  Skip for 10 RC

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

Produce 12 Tiramisu
  Skip for 12 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Darryl:  The film was fascinating.  I didn't know an eagle could do so much!

Eagle Hunter 7
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Darryl:  While we were watching the film, orders were piling up.  Let's finish some of them before we're buried beneath them!  Can you help me again?

Prepare 8 glasses of Limeade
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Lime and 2 Sugar

Harvest 6 Brazil Nuts
  Skip for 6 RC

Prepare 6 plates of Brazil Nut Cookies
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 2 Milk Cookies and 1 Brazil Nut

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Darryl:  Orders complete now!  We have some free time if you'd like to spend it with me.

Eagle Hunter 8
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Darryl:  I have a great idea!  Why don't we try to train our own Eagle?  The girl in the film looked so valiant.  I would love to be like her and see if I can hunt with my very own Eagle.  Are you with me?
(Typical Darryl fantasy!  You have to love him...)

Cook 4 Pilaf in the Stove House
  Skip for 10 RC

Pilaf Recipe
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Ingredients:  2 Beef, 2 Carrots, 1 Wheat, 1 Garlic, 1 Red Bell Pepper, 6 Power

This is a simple dish.  Maximum time is 40 seconds so watch the clock and tap 'Finish' as soon as the option appears.  You should be able to prepare this in 27 seconds... the Red Bell Pepper will be down to 3 Flavour Points when the 'Finish' option appears, so it is the only tricky ingredient here.  If you set the timer for 27 seconds, however, all ingredients can be placed in the skillet at once.

Prepare 8 Hamburger Steaks
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Beef and 1 Fried Vegetables with Soy Sauce

Produce 50 Turkey
  Skip for 12 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Darryl:  Yay!  I knew you would be interested in joining me!

N.B.  The second half of any 11 day traditional Quest sequence includes Island tasks and usually requires a higher level than the first half.

Special Reward: Koala Pet House Hat (kind of a stovepipe hat)

Eagle Hunter 9
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Darryl:  First of all, we shall need to find our own Eagle.  Let's research this a bit.  Hmm, it says it is easier to train a female Eagle and best to begin her training when she still is a baby.

Harvest 50 Coffee Beans
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 8 Cups of Iced American Coffee
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Coffee Beans and 1 Ice Cube
  N.B.  Iced American Coffee is featured in Round 2 of the current Cooking Stand Contest as well

Harvest 8 Oak Wood
  Skip for 8 RC
  This is an Island Task
  N.B.  As previously stated, you cannot use Watering Cans on Wood Trees on the Island, but the Weather Aids such as Rain and Thunder DO work on these as well as on every Tree and Crop on the Island.  If you use the Electric Saw, moreover, each Oak will yield two Oak Wood instead of one.

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Darryl:  Where can we find one?

Eagle Hunter 10
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Darryl:  Good news!  Dad says he has a friend who is an Eagle Hunter and he will try to obtain a baby eagle for us.  We're so lucky.  Don't you agree?  (Incredibly lucky, I'd say!)

Harvest 8 Morus Leaves
  Skip for 8 RC
  This is an Island Task
  N.B.  Ordinary Watering Cans/Super Watering Cans can be used.

Produce 8 Wooden Cylinders in the Sawmill
  Skip for 8 RC
  This is an Island Task
  N.B.  You can speed production with OP but each takes only 2 minutes to complete.

Prepare 8 Homemade Burger Sets
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Hamburger Steak and 1 Limeade

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Darryl:  Look, our baby Eagle has arrived!

Eagle Hunter 11
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Darryl:  While the baby Eagle is growing, I will need to prepare a gauntlet to protect my hand when training begins.  A good gauntlet is made from cowhide so it can withstand the razor sharp talons of an Eagle!

Produce 40 Loaves of Black Bread
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 50 Mushrooms
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 8 Lime Soft Ice
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Lime and 1 Condensed Milk

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Darryl:  Dad promised to help me make a gauntlet and I trust his crafting skills, so consider it done!

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Darryl:  Our Eagle is ready for training.  To start, we need to train the Eagle to come back to us when it is called.  It says you will need meat to lure it to you.  That should be easy, right?

Collect 8 Natural Silk
  Skip for 8 RC
  This is an Island Task

Produce 8 Silk
  Skip for 8 RC
  This is an Island Task
  N.B. Requires 3 Star Mastery of Loom

Prepare 8 Orange Ice Cream
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Ice Cube and 2 Orange Smoothie

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Darryl:  Not as easy as I thought it would be, but with a few attempts using the delicious meat, I managed it!

Special Reward: Island Mission Gift Box

Eagle Hunter 13
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Darryl:  Next, we always need to make certain that the Eagle's talons and beak are in top shape!  Both are critical hunting tools for any bird of prey.  We will need to learn how to trim them properly.  Are you ready for this?

Cook 3 Macaroni and Cheese in the Stove House
  Skip for 6 RC
  This Recipe is given to you.  It requires 3 Wheat Flour and 2 Cheddar Cheese and 2 Power and maximum time is 15 seconds.  Simply place both ingredients in the Pot and tap 'Finish' after 11 seconds.

Prepare 8 Cooked Buckwheat
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Buckwheat and 2 Butter

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 and 1 Power

Rewards: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Darryl:  We've been training the Eagle for a few months now.  We should go on our first Eagle hunt now.  Are you ready?

Eagle Hunter 14
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Darryl:  Let's go!  What do you think we will find?  Oh look, there's a snake over there.  That's the best prey we have found so far.  Let's send out our Eagle!

Harvest 60 Cranberries
  This is an Island Crop
  Skip for 15 RC

Prepare 8 Buckwheat with Mushrooms
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Cooked Buckwheat and 3 Mushrooms

Tend Flowers in your Botanic Garden 6 times
  Skip for 6 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Darryl:  What an amazing sight!  Our Eagle flew so fast, taking the snake instantly in its talons!  Our first hunt was a success!

Eagle Hunter 15
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Darryl:  After awhile, Dad's friend came to take back the Eagle.  He said she needed to be set free now that she is an adult.  She will need to breed so she can lay eggs to produce new generations of Eagles.  In many parts of the world, Eagles are an endangered species.  I guess we have to say farewell to our beautiful powerful bird!

Produce 60 Bottles of Lily Essential Oil
  Skip for 15 RC
  This is an Island task

Produce 50 cups of Mocha Coffee
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 8 Churros Soft Ice
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Churros and 1 Lime Soft Ice

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Darryl:  I hope we shall meet again one day in the future!

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Darryl:  Although our Eagle adventure was brief, it was amazing!  I hope we will be fortunate enough to be able to train and hunt with an Eagle again someday!

Craft 6 Lily Aroma Bottles in Beauty Shop
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Wooden Aroma Bottle, 1 Lily Essential Oil and 1 Distilled Water, taking 8 minutes to complete, but task will be counted for Quest as soon as item placed in slot in Beauty Shop

Prepare 8 glasses of Kvass
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Black Bread and 2 Honey

Prepare 8 Russian Dinner Sets
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Buckwheat with Mushrooms and 1 Kvass

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Darryl:  Thank you for sharing this adventure with me.  See you again soon!

Final Special Reward: Eagle Statue Decoration for Seaside Farm; can be stacked on Thanksgiving Base and gives a Purple Gift Box

Collection Set
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The Collection Set consists of the Eagle Statue Decoration, the Coffee Machine and the Lime Tree.  If all three are registered within the time period allocated, you will receive a bonus reward in the form of a Clam Friendship Flower as well as the usual Rewards of 1 RC and 88 Green Mystrons.

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This is a real tradition and the word 'Hunter' perhaps has the wrong connotations in the West.  These Hunters of Mongolia and Kazakhstan do not kill the Golden Eagles but rather catch them in their bare hands in order to tame them.  Among them was a 13 year old girl named Ashol Pan.  Although the tradition was male-dominated, her father chose to share his skills both with his daughter and his son.

Darryl refers to a real film as well, a recent 2016 documentary named 'The Eagle Hunter' about Ashol Pan.  You should be able to find it on Amazon.

05 January 2018

Frozen World Farm Beauty Contest

A new Farm Beauty Contest began on the Eve of the Epiphany, 5 January.

Basic Rules of Farm Beauty Contests
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To find the Contest Menu, tap on the Golden Chalice (Cup) in the centre of the top of your screen.  The Menu can be accessed as well from the Main Menu at the bottom right of your game.

You need to register your own Farm in the contest if you wish to have the ability to vote in the Contest.  Voting gives rewards of its own.  Register by taking a 'snapshot' of your farm as directed and if you wish to change the default message to a personal one, tap on the pencil in the message box and change it.  Then Submit your photograph of your Farm.  You then will be given votes by the four characters who are involved in the Contests.  Collect these ALWAYS each day before reset as well as any votes given by your neighbours.

Votes from the four characters are based on different categories or aspects of your farm.  I have discussed these below and how to maximise the count of each Character's votes.  Votes by neighbours are different from these 'stable' votes from the four characters that ALWAYS are based on the current snapshot of your Farm rather than the actual condition of your farm.  In other words, organise your farm for the Contest first, take the snapshot and THEN remove items you do not actually need or want on your farm, such as the large number of Machines that give you maximum votes from Dad for Machines.

You can take a new snapshot every day but there is no reason to do so if you have maximised your Farm for all possible Votes.

The key to this is balance.  You need to have a variety of Crops on the Farm.  Try to have 16 different Crops growing... the total number needed may be lower from 12 to 13 but it is easy to grow different Crops and you have nothing to lose.

You need to have at least 12 different Machines on your Farm to obtain the maximum Votes for Machines from Dad.  Some players claim that the Salad Machine has counted as two Machines in the past but again, to be safe, move as many Machines onto your Farm as possible before you take your initial Snapshot.

Do the same with respect to your Trees.  You need a variety of Trees.  Duplicates never count.  In this respect, an Upgrader does not change the nature of the Animal or Machine to count as a different variety.  Most players should not have any trouble in placing 16 different types of Trees on the farm.  I believe that the total needed is less, possibly 12 or 13 but again, it does no harm to be safe.

Finally, there are the Animals.  Butterfly Houses and Beehives of each type count as Animals and every type counts as a different Animal.

Landscape Points count for Votes with three of the Characters.  You do not even need 2300 Landscape Points to maximise these votes.  I believe the actual total now is closer to 2100 points but need to confirm for the current contest.  Recently, the game changed to add Landscape Points to Charm Points for a new total.  I will try to pinpoint the number required for maximum votes.

Expansions are another good source of votes.  You only need to have performed a few expansions to gain maximum votes from Felicia and Dad for expansions.

Another category is your Gallery.  Now that you can register Crops and other items, even low level players should be able to maximise votes for a good Gallery.  Votes are based on the totals of the items you have registered.  Your Gallery 'upgrades' at specific totals.

Finally there are votes for a 'high level' farm.  I have not achieved the maximum on Harvest Moon FDC yet because I believe you still have to be at Level 150 now for this.

'Theme' gives votes from three of the four Characters.  Your best bet to maximise your Theme Votes if you have not played long or did not collect Reward Decorations for any other reason would be to purchase the Ice Cream Princess from the special sale offer in the top right of the screen as well as the Ice Cream Prince.  They are expensive but if you are not at maximum for Theme, the first can give you 9 extra Votes for theme each day from the Characters and the Ice Cream Prince can give 6 extra votes for theme from the Characters..

With a contest that lasts 20 days, I believe you once again need to have a total of 200 votes per day to obtain the Reward Decoration at 4000 Votes.

The unfinished Ice Base can be found in the Decorations section of the Market now for 3000 Coins.  You can own a maximum of three Ice Bases.

Find the materials as follows:

Ice Rock: 50 Green Mystrons
Snow Rock: 20 Purple Mystrons
Snow Shovel: 5 Yellow Mystrons
Snow Heap: 5 Blue Mystrons


EVEN AN UNFINISHED ICE BASE SHOULD GIVE 1 VOTE EACH FOR THEME FROM THREE OF THE CHARACTERS IF YOU HAVE NOT REACHED MAXIMUM FOR THEME.

Obtaining Theme Items:  There are more options now to purchase items in Seaside.  Trees can be found in the Special Deal (Daily) section of the Market and Decorations often can be purchased directly from the Gallery as well as being found in Special Offer bundles and in the new Boutique Decoration section of the Market.  The Decorations loaded into the Lucky Wheel each month usually include a number of Theme Decorations for the current Farm Beauty Contest as well.


Theme List:
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Theme Trees:

Ice Tree: purchase in Tree section of Market for 8 RC or in Special Deals randomly for TC or Green Mystrons Shop randomly

Theme Decorations:
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Ice Cream Princess:  Available from special sales offers; will give a maximum of 9 Votes per day total from 3 of the characters (3 from each) if you did not reach maximum for theme yet

Ice Cream Snowman: Available from special sales offers

Frozen Fountain: Decoration Reward from current Contest when you reach a total of 4000 Votes

Ice Cream Prince:  Available now from special sales offers and will give a maximum of 6 votes per day (2 each from 3 of the Characters) if you are not at maximum for Theme yet

Snow Queen: From past

Ice Queen: from past; reward for reaching specific total for Ice Cream Friendship Flowers in 2016.  Not available currently

Ice Base: In Market for 3000 Coins (unfinished)

Ski Penguin: available from past and special sales offer

Seal Fish Bucket: available from past and now in DIY offer

Fish Ice Pond: available from past and now in DIY offer

Snowy Owl: Available from past and now in DIY offer

Seal Ice Pond: Available from past and now in DIY offer

Ice Dolphin: Available from past; may appear in Lucky Wheel or Buddy Share Box this month for 15 RC

Snowy Arch: Available in Market and from past

Sledding Hill: Available in Market and from past

Snow Man: Available in Market and from past

Snowman: Available in Market and from past

Big Snow Flake Fence: Available in Market and in special offer packet as well as a special Gift from a Buddy

Ice Cat: Available from past and may appear in Lucky Wheel/ Buddy Share Box or purchase for 100 Yellow Mystrons from Gallery directly

Ice Swan: Available from past and may appear in Lucky Wheel/Buddy Share Box or buy from Gallery for 100 Yellow Mystrons

Fish in Ice: Available from past, may appear in Lucky Wheel/Buddy Share Box this month for 8 RC

Bobo Fishing on Ice: Available from past and will be in special offer

Bobo's Backpack: from past

Tree Mail Box: From past

Red Nose Penguin: From past

Happy New Year: from past but may appear in Lucky Wheel/Buddy Share Box this month

Ice Skating Set: from past

Snow Lantern: from past but may appear in Lucky Wheel/Buddy Share Box this month for 10 RC

Collection Sets
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Although the Ice Cat and Ice Swan cannot be cleaned, they are beautiful and if you have both as well as the Ice Dolphin, they constitute a Collection Set that will give you 1 RC!

New Upgraders
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There are two new upgraders in the Market.  Whenever you see a red dot next to the name of any department in the Market Menu, it signifies new items.  We now have a Wine Maker Upgrader and a Burger Machine Upgrader.  Each costs 4000 Coins.

The following basic instructions are for new players:

Using Upgraders:  Purchase the Upgrader in the Market, then tap on the Move Tool (X) first and then the Search (magnifying glass) icon to add items to it, including the actual Animal or Machine as well as any Gadgets that can be used.  To be able to use any Gadget, the Upgrader must be at the same level (or higher) than the Gadget Level.  Otherwise, you will not be able to place the Gadget on the Upgrader.  To upgrade any Upgrader, tap first on the Move Tool and then on the last icon in the toolbar which is that of a house with two green arrows shooting forth from its base.  You then will be able to see the Upgrade requirements for the next level.

Note that you now can use Batch Production when Animals or Machines are on Upgraders but you will not receive the bonus products when you do this.  You can use Gold Finger as well in many cases, but not to produce Red Eggs with the Chicken Coop Upgrader.  I personally like to use Gold Finger on the Burger Machine and the Baker as these are multiple ingredient Machines and with Gold Finger, you do not need to have any of the ingredients to produce items using Gold Finger.

WARNING:  Every level of upgrade for any upgrader occupies more space on your farm so if you do not make certain that you have some free space next to the Upgrader, you will be forced into the Edit Mode.  Many players including myself do not like this situation.  It is best therefore to upgrade your Upgraders only when you have cleared some space on all sides of the Upgrader.

Wine Maker Upgrader
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Wine Maker Upgrader: 4000 Coins

Gadgets for the Wine Maker Upgrader are:

Super Wine Container: 35 RC
  Level 2 Gadget: Add and collect 2 additional products

Extra Wine Gadget: 25 RC
  Level 5 Gadget:  Get extra product by chance but not from Batch Production

Rose Wine Container: 100 Blue Mystrons
  Level 3 Gadget: Produce Rose Wine using Red Rose

Wine Lees Gadget: 300 Blue Mystron
  Level 5 Gadget: Obtain Wine Lees by chance but not in Batch Production

Wine Container: 500 Red Mystrons
  Level 2 Gadget: Add and collect 1 additional product

Rainbow Cocktail Container: 1000 Red Mystrons
  Level 3 Gadget: Produce Rainbow Cocktail using Rainbow Fruit

Disco Theme: 500 Purple Mystrons
  Level 4 Gadget: Change the appearance of your Wine Maker Upgrader to a Disco Theme

Upgrade Requirements for Wine Maker Upgrader
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To upgrade initially you will need:

Produce 100 Products
20000 Coins
3 Box of Tools (1 RC each or purchase for 5 Blue Mystrons each)

To upgrade to Level 2:

250 Products
32000 Coins
10 Box of Tools (1 RC each or purchase for 5 Blue Mystrons each)
30 Bundle of Wooden Planks (1 RC each or request from neighbours)

To upgrade to Level 3:

500 Products
72000 Coins
20 Box of Tools (1 RC each or purchase for 5 Blue Mystrons each)
70 Bundle of Wooden Planks (1 RC each or request from neighbours)

To upgrade to Level 4:

1000 Products
128000 Coins
50 Box of Tools (1 RC each or purchase for 5 Blue Mystrons each)
150 Bundle of Wooden Planks (1 RC each or request from neighbours)

Burger Maker Upgrader
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Burger Machine Upgrader: 4000 Coins

Gadgets for the Burger Machine Upgrader are:

Super Burger Container: 35 RC
  Level 2 Gadget: Add and collect 2 additional products

Extra Burger Gadget: 25 RC
  Level 5 Gadget: Get extra product by chance but not from Batch Production

Venison Burger Container: 100 Blue Mystrone
  Level 3 Gadget: Produce Venison Burger using Venison

Pumpkin Tomato Burger Gadget: 300 Blue Mystrons
  Level 3 Gadget: Produce Pumpkin Tomato Burgers using Pumpkin Tomatoes (Cropology)

Mini Burger Gadget: 300 Blue Mystrons
  Level 5 Gadget: Obtain Mini Burger by chance but not in Batch Production

Burger Container: 500 Red Mystrons
  Level 2 Gadget: Add and collect 1 additional product

Flatfish Burger Container: 1000 Red Mystrons
  Level 3 Gadget: Produce Flatfish Burger using Flatfish

Doughnut Theme: 500 Purple Mystrons
  Level 4 Gadget: Change the appearance of the Burger Machine Upgrader

Upgrade Requirements for Burger Machine Upgrader
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To upgrade initially you will need:

Produce 100 Products
Use 20000 Coins
3 Tool Shelves (1 RC each or purchase with 5 Blue Mystrons each)

To upgrade to Level 2, you will need:

Produce 250 Products
Use 32000 Coins
10 Tool Shelves (1 RC each or purchase with 5 Blue Mystrons each)
15 Burger Machine Screws (1 RC each or request from Neighbours)

29 December 2017

Nessie Quest and Tartans Collection Mission

An 11 day quest has been released consisting of a traditional 16 step quest sequence in tandem with a Collection Mission.  The reward for the Collection Mission is a Collectable in the form of the Rutabaga Basket.  (Many of us call them Swedes without any attempt to diminish the dignity of the Swedish people or nation!)

For low level farmers, I suggest that you complete the Collection Mission first always.  You will be able to find the item that is given as a Reward in the Market once the Quest expires but you will have to pay RC for it.  Even if you cannot complete the traditional Quest sequence, performing as many tasks as possible will give you Coins and XP.  In some cases, you will be able to access this Quest later through the Lighthouse but you will not be able to perform the Collection Mission linked to it once the 11 days expire.

This Quest has very few Crop tasks, comparatively speaking, but is heavy on production.  The final Reward is a Bagpipe Bear Decoration.    I have added all relevant details now, but this one was slow for me for a number of reasons.

I almost made a decision to stop my work on this site after four years, but the number of farmers who have told me they still use my site and find it helpful was overwhelming, so I shall continue.  If you have your own Facebook Group and use my site for input, you certainly are welcome to post a link or use the information as long as you give Freyashawk credit for it.  That is fair, is it not?

For the first time in many months, Freyashawk's farm, Harvest Moon FDC did not place in the top ten in the Farm Beauty Contest.  I was saddened by this, but when I looked at the number of Votes I did receive, I realised that farmers had worked hard to try to place me in the top ranks and for that, I am extremely grateful.  I have been blessed to find many good friends through the years in the course of playing Family Farm Seaside and having the Family Farm Seaside Freyashawk Groups on Facebook.  Bless you all and I wish you a fabulous New Year!  Thank you so much for being my friends and Neighbours and Buddies.

Note that the Tree required for the Collection Mission is the Quince Tree, a premium Tree.  I have noticed an increasing tendency for players to request items in Chat rather than purchasing the source item.  This can be good as a temporary solution but you really do better if you have all the premium Trees... they are required again and again in actual tasks, which means that you actually need to HARVEST them to complete the task.  A tip for lower level players:  look for the premium items in the various Mystron Shops on a daily basis if you do not have sufficient RC to purchase them.  There are benefits to the purchase of premium items, however, especially if they are offered in the special sales.  This is how you raise your Club Level quickly.  Recently, the Oil Press was offered for the first time in a couple of years as a special offer, but it only appeared for players who had a high Country Club level.

The Rutabaga by the way is more popular in the U.K. than in the U.S.  It is known as a Swede and is absolutely delicious when mashed and fixed with a little butter and salt.  It is sweeter and less bitter than a turnip.

The White Goat is a premium animal needed for the Quest.  The developers are using premium items in these quests more and more frequently.

TIP:  Look at the list of tasks to see where to set the Monkey Boost for the day BEFORE you begin the Quest.  I usually opt for the reduction of OP for Batch Production with these quests.  It can make a significant difference.

The following are lists of tasks by type to help players organise their farms in advance.  If in doubt, however, look at the actual tasks, as sometimes I do leave out something by accident temporarily.


Crop List
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40 Cucumbers
40 Chardonnay
50 Potatoes
60 Zucchini (Island)

Batch Production List
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12 Apple Juice
40 Beef
40 Angora Hair
40 Chardonnay
40 Eggs
40 Buffalo Milk
50 Buffalo Milk Cheese
12 Loaves of Cornbread
12 Coconut Cakes
50 Goat Milk
40 Duck Eggs
50 Goat Cheese
50 Champagne
50 Mayonnaise
50 Cotton Cloths (Island)
50 Alpaca Hair Yarn (Island)
12 Peach Pies (Island)
60 Blueberry Yogurt (Island)
60 Garlic Bread (Island)

Premium Items
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Among others:

Quince Tree
Licorice Tree
Wild Rose Bush

White Goat

Nessie Quest
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Nessie 1
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Howdy, Farmer.  How have you been?  The weather today is amazing so I plan to finish my tasks as soon as possible and then go to the city centre.  Would you like to join me?

Harvest 40 Cucumbers
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 8 Gisela Cherries
  Skip for 8 RC

Produce 12 Glasses of Juice
  Skip for 12 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

That's it for now.  Let's go back to the City Centre now so we won't get home too late!

Nessie 2
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Darryl:  I actually came to the City Centre to try my luck!  There is a lucky draw going on and if we win, we will receive free tickets for four people to go to Scotland.  So what do you say?  Should we try our luck?

Produce 40 Beef
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 40 bundles of Angora Hair
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 40 Chardonnay
  Skip for 20 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Okay, one, two, three!  Let's do it!

Nessie 3
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Darryl:  Amazing, the goddess of fortune is smiling upon us!  We just won the first prize: 4 tickets to Scotland!  Let's return home to tell Grandma!  We're going on a holiday!

Collect 40 Eggs
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 50 Potatoes
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 12 Condensed Milk
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 1 Milk and 1 Sugar

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Grandma says she will stay behind at home, so the party will consist of Felicia, Dad and you and I.

Nessie 4
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Darryl:  It was a long flight to Scotland, but we made it finally.  What should we do first?  Felicia would love to explore the Scottish Highlands and admire all the views there.  Does that sound good to every one?

Prepare 12 Kvass
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 1 Black Bread and 2 Honey

Prepare 12 Cottage Cheese
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 2 Cheddar Cheese and 2 Milk

Produce 40 Buffalo Milk
  Skip for 20 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Darryl:  I heard that the Highlands have many mountains.  Shall we bring some food with us?

Special Reward: Mission Gift Box

Nessie 5
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Darryl:  Easiest for us to rent a car, so Dad and Felicia will look into that option.  We now have a bit of free time.  What should we do?

Produce 12 loaves of Cornbread
  Skip for 12 RC
  N.B.  This is made in the Baker.  You can use Gold Finger for this if you do not have the ingredients and do not wish to make the Cornmeal for it in the Kitchen.

Harvest 12 Coconuts
  Skip for 12 RC

Produce 12 Coconut Cakes
  Skip for 12 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Look, I found a Scottish clothing shop.  Let's get some clothes so we can take some of the local traditions home to show Grandma!

Nessie 6
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Darryl: Dad is back and we are ready to take off.  However, Felicia was jealous of my Scottish kilt and wanted her own Scottish clothing.  She wants to show me where I bought mine.  (Pringles is a good option for a gorgeous jacket or other tartans.)

Prepare 12 Sandwiches
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 2 Beef and 2 Cornbread

Prepare 12 Braised Vegetables
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 2 Beef and 1 Quince

Prepare 50 Buffalo Milk Cheese
  Skip for 25 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Finally, we are ready now to go.

Nessie 7
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Darryl:  It's a long way to the Highlands but the view along the way is amazing.  The land is vast, though there are not a lot of people living there.  It makes me wonder if we can find somewhere to eat.  I would like to try some local dishes.

Sell 50,000 Coins from Barn
  Skip for 50 RC
  You can sell 550 Blueberries, a Free Gift item for 50,050 Coins

Produce 50 bottles of Goat Milk
  Skip for 25 RC

Collect 40 Duck Eggs
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Let's keep our eyes open for a good restaurant!

Nessie 8
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Darryl:  After awhile, we managed to find a small restaurant that serves local dishes.  Are you ready for your first Scottish meal?  I know I am!

Place Rutabaga Basket on Farm
  (Reward from Collection Mission)
  I had it on the farm so do not have cost for skipping... usually is 10 RC.

Produce 50 Goat Cheese
  Skip for 25 RC

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

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Special Reward:  Koala Pet House Ears

Scottish dishes are very tasty and delicious!

Nessie 9
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Darryl:  Actually, the reason I agreed with Felicia to go to the Highlands is so that we can visit Loch Ness.  There is a myth that there is a monster there and I really want to see it!

Prepare 8 Neeps and Tatties
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Rutabaga and 1 Potato
  If you did not complete the Collection Mission or your Rutabaga Basket has not made sufficient for you, the price of 1 Rutabaga is 30 TC.
  (New Recipe)

Prepare 8 Haggis
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Meatloaf and 1 Oat
  (New Recipe)

Produce 4 Smoked Tilapia
  Skip for 8 RC
  (You can use Gold Finger for this)

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Do you think we will be lucky enough to see Nessie?

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Darryl:  We're here!  We have arrived at beautiful Loch Ness and I've come prepared.  I have brought my camping tent with me.  Now let's see if they allow us to camp overnight to try to get a glimpse of Nessie.  Can you help me erect the tent?

Prepare 8 Haggis, Neeps and Tatties
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Neeps and Tatties and 1 Haggis
  (New Recipe)

Produce 50 Champagne
  Skip for 25 RC

Produce 50 Mayonnaise
  Skip for 25 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Darryl:  Wow, you work fast!  Now we can observe the Loch all night to see if Nessie appears.

Nessie 11
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Darryl:  Good news!  Dad says we can camp here for two nights because he would love to see the elusive Nessie as well if possible.  He says we should go round to the town to get some food as dinner time is almost here.

Harvest 8 Licorice
  Skip for 8 RC

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

Prepare 12 Tzatziki
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 1 Cottage Cheese and 3 Cucumbers.  It's one of my favourite things about camping.

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Dinner under the stars in the open air will make any food taste better

Nessie 12
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Darryl:  Let's return to our tent to begin to observe the Loch.  Felicia would like to snap a picture of the monster!  That is why she brought her camera.  And now, we have to begin our vigil!

Produce 50 Cotton Cloths
  Skip for 25 RC
  This is an Island Task

Produce 50 Alpaca Hair Yarn
  Skip for 25 RC
  This is an Island task.

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

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Darryl:  Oh no!  How can it be morning now?

Special Reward: Island Mission Gift Box

Nessie 13
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Darryl:  It appears I was far too tired yesterday and fell asleep by accident.  No worries!  We have one more night!  I will make certain that I stay awake this time.  Perhaps I should prepare some coffee just in case.

Craft 6 Clay Facial Masks
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 2 Algae Powder, 1 Batter and 1 Distilled Water
  Task will complete as soon as item enters slot although the item takes 5 minutes to make in the Beauty Shop

Prepare 8 Circus Snacks
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Cotton Candy and 1 Licorice Candy

Craft 6 Flower Tables
  Skip for 6 RC
  This is an Island task
  Each requires 6 Wooden Cylinders and 1 Wooden Panel as well as 1 Power

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Darryl:  Coffees, ready!  Cameras, ready!  Let's observe!

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Darryl:  It's quite late now?  Why is there no monster still?  Perhaps Nessie is shy.  Oh, what is that?  I see water moving over there!  Let's take our photograph now!

Prepare 8 Gyros with Tzatziki
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Tzatziki and 1 Gyros

Craft 6 Olive Face Cream
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Olive, 1 Black Olive and 5 Coral Powder.  Takes quarter of an hour but the actual task in the quest will complete as soon as item enters slot in Beauty Shop

Produce 12 Peach Pies
  Skip for 12 RC
  This is an Island task.

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Darryl:  I took a few photos.  Do you think it is sufficient?  It is quite late now so let's to sleep and look at the results tomorrow morning.

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Darryl:  This morning, I showed my photos to Felicia but she said they were far too blurry and did not look like the Loch Ness Monster at all!  She said I could have been dreaming when I thought I saw Nessie last night.

Produce 60 Blueberry Yogurt
  Skip for 30 RC
  This is an Island task and requires over 300 OP in Batch Production even with the Monkey Boost.

Harvest 8 Wild Rose Fruit
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Wild Rose Marmalade
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Wild Rose Fruits and 2 Sugar

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Darryl:  Well, I tried my best!   If it were easy to snap a photo of Nessie, every one would have one, right?

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Darryl:  I might have failed this time, but I still love all the time we spent in Scotland.  The land is amazing and so green but it is time to return home.  I miss Grandma!

Tend Flowers in the Botanic Garden 6 times
  Skip for 6 RC

Prepare 8 Polish Donuts with Marmalade
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Polish Donut and 2 Wild Rose Marmalade

Produce 60 Garlic Bread
  Skip for 30 RC
  OP Cost with Monkey Boost 238 OP

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Darryl:  Thank you for accompanying me on my adventure to see Nessie.  See you again later, Farmer!

Final Reward:  Bagpipe Bear Decoration



22 December 2017

Christmas Rush Activity Stage Activity

There is a new Activity Stage activity with five and a half more days to run.  It is 'Christmas Rush' wherein you simply make various items and trade them for Christmas Socks that then are used to claim various Rewards.

The post for the current timed Quest is below this one, but here is a link as well:

Family Christmas Quest

The items to make are;

Steak Burger: 1 Christmas Sock
Mistletoe (Harvest): 5 Christmas Socks
Sinterklaas Marzipan: 3 Christmas Socks
Baked Rice Pudding: 30 Christmas Socks

Sinterklaas Marzipan requires 1 Sugar Cubes and 1 Almond Paste and is made in the Kitchen (page 24)

Baked Rice Pudding is a Stove House Recipe.  If you do not own it, you can purchase it in the Market for 9 RC.
It requires: 2 Cinnamon, 2 Rice, 5 Milk, 2 Sugar and 6 Power.  Maximum cooking time is 20 seconds so throw everything into the oven and tap Finish after 13 seconds when the star activates.1

Tap the Gold Chest to claim your Rewards as you earn them.  You will earn a number of subsidiary Rewards including Snow Hedges and Yellow Mystrons.

The Rewards at each stage are:
100 Christmas Socks: 6 Power
400 Christmas Socks: 10 Yellow Mystrons
800 Christmas Socks: Christmas Wreath Fence
1200 Christmas Socks: Christmas Nutcracker Decoration (New, is stackable and gives Purple Gift Box)

The Christmas Wreath Fence was the Decoration Reward for the 5th Farm  Beauty Contest long ago.  It is a Theme Decoration currently.

Subsidiary Rewards for opening Chests include:

1 Red Mystron, 1 Snow Hedge, 420 Coins
1 Green Mystrons, 390 Coins
1 Purple Mystron, 310 Coins,
1 Blue Mystron, 330 Coins
1 Blue Mystron, 460 Coins

And so on... somewhat random, I believe.

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Look in Felicia's Messages for a Christmas Gift packet from Felicia.  Mine rather depressingly contained 6 Super Fertiliser.

15 December 2017

Family Christmas Quest and Holiday Ornaments Collection

(Above, you will see the Holiday Elf Decoration stacked on a Snow Base with the new Bear in a Sock Decoration.  Cozy Santa and Christmas Arch are the other new premium Decorations for the season but oddly cannot be stacked.  You can own a total of three Snow Bases.  The one behind the Holiday Elf shows the premium decorations from last year, now available again in various DIY offers and in the Boutique Decoration section of the Market.  Saint and Pete represent a very old European tradition and if you did not earn them long ago, you can purchase the decoration from the Gallery using Yellow Mystrons.  The Gingerbread House can be purchased with Blue Mystrons or found in the Lucky Wheel/Share Box as can other older decorations shown here.  The Christmas Snowman seen on the upper left is the current Activity Stage activity and complete now at Level 6.)

There is a new time-restricted Quest in tandem with a Collection Mission.

The reward for completing the Collection Mission is a new Stove House Recipe in the form of the Winter Cake Recipe.  For low level farmers, I always suggest that you complete the Collection Mission first.  If you cannot complete the traditional Quest sequence, you may be able to access it again from the Lighthouse after expiration of this time, but the Reward from any Collection Mission will have to be purchased for RC.

The reward for completing the traditional Quest is a Holiday Elf Decoration that is stackable on the Snow Base.  A nice gesture is the Christmas Package Reward when you complete Part 8.  It contains 6 Christmas Fences.

N.B.  My post about the new update options, including the new Sea Resort, its quests and options and the new Island Quests is below this one.  Here is a link:

Seaside Resort and new Island Quests

Note about Harvest Moon FDC:  This site was created by Freyashawk, aka Eugenia Martino and my farm is Harvest Moon FDC.  I never changed my avatar.  It always was my Facebook Avatar of a hawk in a tree against a dark sky.  Unfortunately, the game has done something untoward and another farmer's avatar (Uneeda Boy advert from Nabisco way back in the history of biscuits) may be superimposed over mine at present.  Please, please look for the name Harvest Moon FDC if you wish to vote for me, even if the avatar is bizarre!  For most players, it still should be the hawk in a tree against a dark sky.  Please do consider voting for Freyashawk's Farm, Harvest Moon FDC in the Farm Beauty Contests if you use this site and find it helpful.  Thank you!

TIP:  I suggest that players apply the Monkey Boost that reduces OP cost during this Mission.

Crop List
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40 Chardonnay
40 Grapes
50 Rice
50 Kiwi Fruits (Island)

Batch Production List
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40 Rye Flour
40 Milk
40 Angora Hair
20 Lychee Candy
12 Reindeer Fur
12 Cherry Jam
50 Dried Kiwi Fruits (Island)
60 Lavender Essential Oil (Island)
50 Kiwi Fruit Bread (Island)

Winter Cake:
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The ingredients are:  2 Cake Flour, 1 Eggnog, 2 Blue Rose, 2 Sugar and it requires 7 Power to make.  Maximum cooking time is 20 minutes.  There are two separate star ratings for this dish but it only needs the lesser Bronze Star to satisfy the task.

I am not that concerned with perfection in the Stove House.  I made it as follows:  Place Cake Flour in Oven and set timer for 10 minutes.  Place Eggnog and Blue Rose in Oven and set timer for 4 minutes.  Add Sugar and tap 'Finish' as soon as the Bronze Star activates. (Less than a minute later).


Family Christmas Quest 1
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Grandma:  Hello, Farmer!  I swore Thanksgiving was yesterday and now it's almost Christmas.  Time flies, doesn't it?

Harvest 40 Chardonnay
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 8 Cherries
  Skip for 8 RC

Produce 40 sacks of Rye Flour
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Christmas really will be here before we know it!

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Grandma:  We were so busy with the Winter Wonderland fundraising that we forgot about our own holiday preparations!   Luckily you are here to help!

Harvest 40 Grapes
  Skip for 10 RC

Feed Holstein Cow 40 times
  Skip for 10 RC
  Task will complete as soon as animal enters batch production

Feed Angora Rabbit 40 times
  Skip for 10 RC
  Task will complete as soon as animal enters batch production

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Grandma: Let's start the work then, shall we?

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Grandma:  Over the years, I worked out my own routine to prepare for Christmas, so if we do everything on my list step by step, we should be just on time!

Harvest 8 Oranges
  Skip for 8 RC

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

Produce 20 Lychee Candy
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Grandma:  Don't worry, Farmer!  Grandma Blair has everything under control!

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Grandma:  My secret to a perfect work flow is to assign the right task to the right family member.  This way, every one feels included and they do what they can do best!

Prepare 6 Light Muffins
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Cake Flour and 2 Cherry Jam

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

Prepare 6 Apple Tarts
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Apple Jelly and 1 Light Muffin

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Grandma:  What can I say?  Sometimes a grandmother needs to become a project manager!

Special Reward: Mission Gift Box

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Grandma:  I'm going to let Felicia and Darryl take care of the farm decorations.  We have everything we possibly could need here on our farm.  With just a little bit of creativity, they can create a true magical Christmas experience for all of us!

Harvest 50 Rice
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 6 Christmas Cookie Baskets
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Apple Tart and 1 Orange Jam Cookie

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

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Grandma: Felicia's already browsing Farmterest searching for inspiration!

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Grandma: How cute!  Darryl's trying his hand at DIY paper garlands... Keep on going, darling!  You'll get it right soon!  Don't give up!

Sell 30,000 worth of products from your Barn
  Skip for 5 RC

  N.B.  You can sell 330 Blueberries (a free Gift from neighbours) for 30,030 Coins

Collect 12 Reindeer Fur
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 12 Christmas Stollen
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 1 Soft Dough and 2 Grapes

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Grandma:  Just a little more patience, my dear Darryl.

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Grandma:  I am sending Grandpa for table decorations.  I know that visiting our neighbours will make him much happier than helping with farm tasks.  And I do not mind my work at all!

Harvest 8 Aniseed
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 glasses of Mulled Wine
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Wine and 1 Aniseed

Prepare 8 Fruity Christmas Trees
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Cherry and 3 Grapes

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Grandma:  Look at this!  It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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Grandma:  Trimming the Tree with our holiday ornaments will be your responsibility, Farmer!  I see you have started to organise them!  Right on time!

Cook 3 Winter Cakes in the Stove House
  This is the Reward for the Collection Mission
  Skip for 12 RC

The ingredients are:  2 Cake Flour, 1 Eggnog, 2 Blue Rose, 2 Sugar and it requires 7 Power to make.  Maximum cooking time is 20 minutes.  There are two separate star ratings for this dish but it only needs the lesser Bronze Star to satisfy the task.

I am not that concerned with perfection in the Stove House.  I made it as follows:  Place Cake Flour in Oven and set timer for 10 minutes.  Place Eggnog and Blue Rose in Oven and set timer for 4 minutes.  Add Sugar and tap 'Finish' as soon as the Bronze Star activates. (Less than a minute later).


Craft 6 Red Cord Necklaces
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Angora Hair, 1 Wool and 2 Red Roses, 3 minutes, but task completes when item enters slot

Craft 3 Conch Necklaces
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Red Cord Necklace, 1 Conch Shell and 2 Ostrich Feathers, takes 12 minutes but task completes when enters slot

Reward: 2500 Coin, 190 XP

Grandma:  I trust your good taste!  I know you are going to make the tree beautiful!

Special Reward: Christmas Package containing Christmas Fence x 6

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Grandma:  This year we decided not to buy gifts... instead we will have handmade presents.  Sometimes the simplest thing made with love brings the greatest joy, more even than any expensive gift bought without love or particular thought.

Prepare 6 Gourmet Apples
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 3 Apples and 1 Dark Chocolate

Prepare 6 Gingerbread
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Soft Dough and 1 Aniseed

Harvest 8 jars of Maple Syrup
  Skip for 8 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

This way, every one can show off his or her DIY talents.

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Grandma:  I'm preparing a special Christmas edition of every one's favourite jams and confitures.  A hint of cinnamon, clove and ginger makes all the difference!

Produce 12 Jars of Cherry Jam
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 6 baskets of Christmas Indulgence
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Gingerbread and 1 Gourmet Apple

Fish 8 times with the Bone Fishhook
  Skip for 8 RC

  As the task does not require 8 catches, you can miss one and still use only your 7 default casts with the rod.

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Grandma:  I hope every one will enjoy the gifts!

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Grandma:  Now that we have decorated the farm, I need every one's help in the kitchen.  We have a Christmas dinner for 6 to prepare!  Careful, Farmer, the oven is very hot!

(Dinner for 6?  Grandma and Grandpa,  Sylvia and Dad, Felicia and Darryl... Farmer does all the work and is not invited?!)

Prepare 15 Bottles of Cherry Cider
  Skip for 15 RC
  Each requires 3 Yeast and 2 Cherries

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

Produce 50 Dried Kiwi Fruit
  Skip for 12 RC
  This is an Island Task

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Grandma:  In goes the Christmas Ham!

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Grandma:  In the Kitchen, Darryl and Felicia's Dad is known to eat more than he helps, so I have him on drinks duty instead...

Harvest 8 Cedar Wood
  Skip for 8 RC
  This is an Island Tree
  Using the Electric Saw gives you 2 harvests from each tree.  You can use Rain and other Weather to mature Wood Trees but not fertilisers.

Harvest 8 Kumquats
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Candied Kumquats
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 3 Maple Syrup and 1 Kumquat

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Special Reward: Island Mission Gift Box

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Grandma:  Every one knows desserts are Felicia's specialty!  But this year I would like to make a contribution as well.  I came up with a recipe for an excellent Winter Cake!

Prepare 8 Kumquat Lebkuchen
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Candied Kumquat and 2 Gingerbread

Produce 60 Lavender Essential Oil
  Skip for 15 RC
  This is an Island Task

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

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Grandma:  Just look at this beauty!  Would you like a piece of cake?  Ha, you will have to wait!

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Grandma:  After dinner, usually every one is so full that they do not even want any dessert but Christmas without a cake simply isn't right!  Let's make something else for people with smaller appetites though.

Prepare 8 Christmas Set
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Kumquat Lebkuchen and 1 Mulled Wine

Prepare 6 Turron
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 3 Rice and 1 Chocolate

Craft 12 Crosscut Saws
  This is an Island Task

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Grandma:  Looks as though all is good here.  Get changed, every one, for a festive Christmas celebration!

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Grandma:  We are ready now, Farmer!  When the first star appears in the night sky, we will begin our family Christmas Eve Dinner.  I love family gatherings!

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

Finish today's Orders on the Daily Order Board
  Skip for 6 RC

  Note that if you completed these earlier, on the weekend you can refresh the Board for 1000 Coins.

Prepare 8 Chocolate Gingerbread
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Gingerbread and 1 Dark Chocolate

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Grandma:  Come sit with us, Farmer!  There is always a place for you at our table!

(Ah, at last... was about to go home to a quiet and sad Christmas Eve supper of beans on toast...)

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Grandma:  I would like to wish you and your loved ones a wonderful, magical Christmas with your family!  May all of your wishes and dreams come true and may you feel this same happiness throughout the year!  (And the same from Freyashawk to you, dear Farmers!)

Tend flowers in the Botanic Garden 6 times
  Skip for 6 RC
  This is an Island Task

Prepare 6 Christmas Dream
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Christmas Stollen and 1 Turron

Produce 50 Kiwi Fruit Bread
  Skip for 12 RC
  This is an Island Task

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Final Reward: Holiday Elf Decoration

Grandma:  Merry Christmas, every one!


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The Oil Press originally was linked to a special Mission.  You now can purchase it as a special offer in the sales offers in the top right of your screen.  When purchased, you will be able to activate the original Mission that was connected to it.

Oil Press Trip Quest
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il Press Trip Mission
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Oil Press Trip I
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Darryl:  Last week, our teacher asked us to write about our favourite farm product. The best writer will get to choose the next outing destination.  The truth is that I've never seen an oil press before and my essay won!

Place the Oil Press on your Farm

Plant 40 Sunflowers

Harvest 40 Sunflowers
  Skip for 20 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 25 XP

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

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

Prepare 10 Spicy Steak Burgers
  Skip for 10 RC

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

Produce 40 sacks of Wheat Flour
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 40 bottles of Sunflower Oil
  Skip for 20 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 26 XP, 1 RC

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

Harvest 50 Pumpkins
  Skip for 25 RC

Collect 50 Duck Eggs
  Skip for 25 RC

Produce 50 jars of Pitaya Jam
  Skip for 25 RC

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 27 XP

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

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

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

Harvest 12 Olives
  Skip for 12 RC

Produce 12 bottles of Olive Oil
  Skip for 12 RC

Reward: 1000 Coins, 28 XP, 1 RC

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

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

Produce 60 Turkeys
  Skip for 30 RC

Produce 60 Turkey Sausages
  Skip for 30 RC

Produce 12 bottles of Cooking Wine
  Skip for 12 RC

  Each Cooking Wine requires 1 Wine and 3 Bean

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 29 XP

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

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

Harvest 60 Peanuts
  Skip for 30 RC

Produce 60 Bottles of Peanut Oil
  Skip for 30 RC

Prepare 20 plates of Spinach Salad
  Skip for 20 RC

  Each Spinach Salad requires 2 Spinach and 2 Onion

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 30 XP, 1 RC

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

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

Produce 70 Venison Steak
  Skip for 35 RC

Produce 70 Caramel
  Skip for 35 RC

Prepare 20 Pasta Salads
  Skip for 20 RC

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 31 XP

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

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

Havest 70 Beans
  Skip for 35 RC

Produce 70 Bottles of Bean Oil
  Skip for 35 RC

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

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

Rewards: 1000 Coins, 32 XP, 3 RC

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

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

Sunflower Oil
Peanunt Oil
Bean Oil
Olive Oil