19 August 2016

Archery Statue Collections Mission

This is one of the old-style Collections Mission, not to be confused with the current Drink Umbrellas Collections Mission that is connected to the timed Mission.

Find the Archery Statue in the Special Tab in the Market for 500 Coins.  It will be active for 5 days when placed.  The expiration is detemined by the moment when you place it.  As with the Gymnast Statue, you can collect the special item, a Bow and Arrow,  from any Crop, Tree, Animal or Machine randomly.  When you upgrade your Statue to Level 5, you will receive 2 of the Bows and Arrows, instead of 1 randomly from any Crop, Tree, Animal or Machine.

You need to redeem 1 of each of the ordinary prizes to UNLOCK the final prize which is a Decoration that is included in the current Fam Beauty Contest.  Once unlocked, you then need to collect 350 Cupid's Bows to redeem that Decoration.

The ordinary prizes are:

Cupid's Bow: 1 Bow and Arrow
Organic Fertiliser: 2 Bows and Arrows for the first one, then the price increases (basically doubles)
Songkran Beehive: 250 Bows and Arrows for the first one, then an increase in price for each additional one
30 OP: 1 Bow and Arrow for the first one, then an increase in price for each additional one

To upgrade your Statue, use the Cupid's Bow items as well as a different type of Bow and Arrow that you can request from your Neighbours or pay 1 RC for each.  The final upgrade will require RC to complete.

Points worth Noting
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Unlike the old Collections Mission, you evidently can keep the Archery Statue even if it is NOT fully upgraded.  In the old days, if you wished to store it, it had to be upgraded to Level 5 before expiration.  When it expires, you will not longer be able to redeem any items but it will be a sort of Decoration, albeit not a REAL one that can be registered or cleaned.

Another point:  You do not NEED to upgrade the Statue in order to claim any of the rewards.  You simply must redeem one of each of the four ordinary Rewards to be able to unlock the Punching Bag and then redeem THAT for 350 Bows and Arrows.  It will take longer obviously if you collect only one Bow and Arrow randomly from any Crop, Tree, Animal or Machine instead of two but it can be done.

Strategy for completion
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Some players will collect the final Reward easily, especially if they play the game frequently.  Others may find it more difficult or may not enjoy the Collections Mission that much.  One easy strategy is to PURCHASE the Beehive using 18 RC instead of being forced to collect 250 Bows and Arrows to redeem it.  The other three ordinary prizes needed to unlock the final Reward only cost 1 Bow and Arrow.  You then can focus on collecting 350 Bows and Arrows to redeem the Punching Bag Decoration.

Costs of Upgrades
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Tap on the bar to 'Improve your Luck' to access the Upgrade Menu.  The first upgrade will require the following:

15 Bows and Arrows (Request from Neighbours or pay 1 RC for each: please note that these are a different type of Bow and Arrow from the ones you collect from your Farm... rather confusing!)
2 Cupid's Bow (Redeem with your own Bows and Arrows for 1 Bow and Arrow each or pay 1 RC for each)

Cost of Upgrade in RC is 17 RC if you opt to pay cash for it.

The cost for upgrading to Level 2 is the same:

15 Bows and Arrows (Request or pay 1 RC for each)
2 Cupid's Bows (Redeem or pay 1 RC for each)

The cost for upgrading with RC is 17 RC.

The cost of upgrade to Level 3 is:

25 Bows and Arrows (Request or pay 1 RC for each)
8 Cupid's Bows (Redeem or pay 1 RC for each)

Instant upgrade for 33 RC

To upgrade to Level 4:

25 Bows and Arrows (Request or pay 1 RC for each)
8 Cupid's Bows (Redeem or pay 1 RC for each)

Instant upgrade for 33 RC

Final upgrade to Level 5:

30 Bows and Arrows (Request or pay 1 RC for each)
5 Cupid's Bows (Redeem or pay 1 RC for each)
1 Big Screen (5 RC each)

You must use RC for the Big Screen.  Thus, the minimum cost of this upgrade is 5 RC.
Instant upgrade for 40 RC

12 August 2016

Eco Summer Quest and Drink Umbrellas Collections Mission

The new time-restricted Eco Summer Quest has been released in tandem with a Drink Umbrellas Collections Mission.   This Collections Mission follows the pattern of all those that have been associated with the time-restricted Quests in the past where farmers must collect specific colours of the item in question from a specific Crop, Tree, Animal and Machine.

The Collections Mission is as follows:

Drink Umbrellas Collections Mission
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70 Pink Drink Umbrellas from Love Fruit

50 Yellow Pink Drink Umbrellas from Eggs

30 Orange Drink Umbreallas from Turkey Burgers

10 Purple Drink Umbrellas from Blackcurrant Bush

The reward is a Guava Tree.  If you prefer not to perform the Collections Mission, you can purchase the Guava Tree for 10 RC in the Market

Festival Market Package
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As an aside, please note that one now can obtain the second material for the new Farm Stadium Base from a Festival Market Package that you will receive when you obtain a specific number of sales from DIFFERENT farmers in your Flea Market. Some farmers are receiving 2 Nets from their Bag and others only 1.  Originally, the Flea Market required 12 different sales to 12 different farmers but the Festival Market Package appears to be operating on a more lenient set of rules.  I did not have to sell more than 8 bags to different farmers on the second day, but only received 1 bag on Harvest Moon FDC... and other farmers received only one bag as well on the second day.

Furthermore, originally, when the game reset, the count restarted but it appears that you continue to obtain credit for sales now even past the reset hour.  In any case, all we really need to know is that the second item for the Base, which is a Net, is found in the Festival Market Packages that you obtain after making a specific number of sales from your Flea Market.

Eco Summer Quest
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Eco Summer 1
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Felicia:  Hello, Farmer!  I was waiting for you!  I've been thinking how to earn some extra money for another trip and... I just had the best idea!  And it won't even require much work!

Harvest 6 Apples
  Skip for 6 RC

Harvest 40 Cucumbers
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 40 Turkeys
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Felicia:  Say goodbye to hard farm work!

Eco Summer 2
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Felicia:  I was just browsing my Farmstagram and liking all the pictures of vegan brownies, organic smoothies and fit bodies when I realised... it could be a gold mine!

Collect 40 Buffalo Milk
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 40 Pasture
  Skip for 10 RC

Collect 20 Honey
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Felicia:  Yes!  The biggest farmers' social media platform!  I can't believe you never heard about it!

(This is quite amusing!)

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Eco Summer 3
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Felicia: Just trust me, farmer!  I know when I see something trending!  And I know how we could turn the latest trends into a business!

Collect 40 Beef
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 8 Coconuts
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Apple Cider
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 4 Yeast and 3 Apples
  Note that Yeast is obtained from the Yeast Barrel, a temporary Collectable that lasts only 3 days when purchased.  The current Cooking Stand Contest is demanding Yeast for one item as well.

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Felicia:  Wait for it!  It's going to be LE-GEN-DARY!

Eco Summer 4
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Felicia:  Welcome to... Organic Eco Farm Holiday Restort with cooking courses, yoga classes and, last but not least, hard farm work to reconnect with Mother Nature!

(Ha ha!  A bit tongue-in-cheek, I think!)

Harvest 40 Green Beans
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 40 Sugar
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 8 Sour Cream
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each Sour Cream requires 2 Buffalo Milk and 2 Butter

Felicia:  I've just shared my idea with Daddy and Grandma and they are in!

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Special Reward: Mission Gift Box

Eco Summer 5
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Felicia:  I've advertised our Holiday Offer in E-Mart and already have a few bookings!  I've got a feeling it's going to be really popular!  Let's get ready for our first guests!

Collect 20 Smoothie Jars from Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Fish 8 Times using the Squid Hook
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 plates of Coconut Pudding
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Coconut Milk and 3 Corn
  Each Coconut Milk requires 1 Coconut and 2 Sugar

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Felicia:  So let's divide the work and start the preparations!

Eco Summer 6
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Felicia:  Grandma and I will take care of the cooking!  I already have many ideas for healthy and gluten-free meals for our tourists!  Let's start with some fruits!

Place Guava Tree on your Farm
  Reward from Collections Mission or purchase for 10 RC in the Market

Produce 40 Beef Salami
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 8 Blackcurrant Jello
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Blackcurrant and 2 Sugar

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Felicia:  Fresh fruits are great when eaten raw, but we also can use them in delicious recipes!

Eco Summer 7
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Felicia:  What is the perfect summer fruit?  Strawberries, of course!  Can you help me harvest some?

Prepare 8 bowls of Blackcurrant Sauce
  Skip for 8 RC
   Each requires 1 Sour Cream and 1 Blackcurrant Jello (both items made in previous tasks)

Harvest 50 Strawberries
  Skip for 12 RC

Produce 12 Strawberry Jam
  Skip for 12 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Felicia:  What a feast!  Look at all those bright red and juicy strawberries!

Eco Summer 8
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Felicia:  Our guests are obsessed with fitness and a healthy lifestyle.  What do you think of organsing a one-day body cleanse before we start with the yoga classes?

Harvest 8 Red Pears
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Honey Red Pear Smoothies
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 3 Honey and 1 Red Pear

Harvest 50 Red Roses
  Skip for 12 RC

Felicia:  With a clean body and a clear mind, our guests will be able to reconnect with their centres!

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Special Reward: Mini Ice Cream Cart Decoration for Seaside Farm

Eco Summer 9
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Felicia:  The first tourists arrived!  And as I predicated, they are absolutely amazed by our farm!  They are begging us to give them a try at farm work!  No problem for me!

Prepare 8 Kir Breton
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Apple Cider and 1 Blackcurrant Sauce (You should have both from previous tasks)

Produce 50 Love Cakes
  Skip for 12 RC

Transport 50 Red Roses to the Island
  Skip for 12 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Felicia:  Let's take our guests to the Island Farm and show them the real fun!

Eco Summer 10
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Felicia:  Our Mohair Goat is so soft and fluffy.  I am sure every one will want to have some cuddle time with her!

Collect 50 Mohair
  This is an Island Task
  Skip for 12 RC

Produce 12 Chestnut Flour
  This is an Island Task
  Skip for 12 RC

Craft 3 Wooden Panels
  This is an Island Task
  Skip for 6 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Felicia:  Phew, working in the Sawmill got us all hungry!

Eco Summer 11
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Felicia:  Let's go back to the Seaside Farm and see what Grandma has prepared for lunch!  Using only our fresh farm produce, of course!

Ask Neighbours for 20 Lunch Boxes
  Skip for 20 RC

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

Prepare 8 Chia Pudding
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Coconut Pudding and 1 Chia Seeds

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Felicia:  It was yummy!  Now time for some dessert and beauty time!

Eco Summer 12
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Felicia:  You really need to try the Guava Chiffon Cake.  It's pure heaven!  But hurry up, we're heading to the Beauty Shop for a little SPA treatment!

Prepare 8 Guava Chiffon Cakes
  Each requires 1 Love Cake and 1 Guava.  This is a new Recipe.
  Skip for 8 RC

Craft 3 Pearl Hydrating Masks in the Beauty Shop
  (Pearl is a random bonus product when Scallops are processed)
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Clay Facial Mask, 4 Cucumbers and 1 Pearl, taking 20 minutes to complete, but will be counted when you first begin to craft the item

Craft 3 Guava Lip Balm in the Beauty Shop
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Guava, 2 Red Rose Essential Oils and 1 Almond
  You need to transport the Red Rose Essential Oil from the Island if you do not have it stored in your Seaside Barn.  1 Red Rose Essential Oil takes 5 minutes to transport.  If you split the transport between zeppelins, you will have faster progress.  If not, it will take a total of 30 minutes to transport the 6 Red Rose Essential Oils that you need.  Each Guava Lip Balm, a new item,  takes 42 minutes to complete in the Beauty Shop.

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Special Reward: Island Mission Gift Box

Felicia:  I bet your skin has never been this soft before!

Eco Summer 13
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Felicia:  Let's catch some fun in the Island Farm!  Most of the tourists totally love the beach, but some find gardening to be very relaxing!

Take care of Flowers in the Botanic Garden 6 times
  Skip for 6 RC

Produce 60 Dried Lemons
  This is an Island Task
  Skip for 15 RC
  You must transport 60 Lemons from the Mainland in advance

Prepare 8 Chia Popsicles
  Skip for 8 RC
   Each requires 1 Chia Pudding and 1 Blackcurrant Sauce (You will have made both in previous tasks but will need more...)
  Each Chia Pudding requires 1 Coconut Pudding and 1 Chia Seeds
  Each Blackcurrant Sauce requires 1 Sour Cream and 1 Blackcurrant Jello

Reward: 2500 Coins,  220 XP

Eco Summer 14
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Felicia:  Some of the more adventurous guests want to explore the mine and the volcano.  Can you guide them while I prepare more snacks?

Harvest 60 Cabbages
  Skip for 15 RC

Produce 60 Cabbage Kimchi
  Skip for 15 RC

Prepare 8 Korean BBQ
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Beef and 2 Cabbage Kimchi

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Felicia:  Say what?  They want to fly the helicopter, too?

Eco Summer 15
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Felicia:  Actually, we could organise a helicopter ride and complete some orders at the same time!  Can you help me?

Complete 3 Helicopter Orders
  Skip for 6 RC

Prepare 8 Blackcurrant Turkey
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 3 Turkey and 1 Blackcurrant Sauce
  Each Blackcurrant Sauce requires 1 Sour Cream and 1 Blackcurrant Jello
  Each Blackcurrant Jello requires 1 Blackcurrant and 2 Sugar

Prepare 8 Forest Soup
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Cabbage Kimchi and 1 Bean Stew
  Each Bean Stew requires 1 Beef Salami and 3 Green Beans

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Felicia:  The stay is almost over.  Let's prepare a goodbye dinner for the tourists!

Eco Summer 16
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Felicia:  My idea turned out to be a great hit!  The guests were happy to experience life on the farm while still enjoying their holidays.  And I...

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

Prepare 8 Strawberry Guava Smoothies
  Skip for 8 RC
  This is a new Recipe.
  Each requires 2 Strawberry Jam and 2 Guavas

Prepare 8 Guava Sorbet
  Skip for 8 RC
  This is another new Recipe.
  Each requires 1 Strawberry Guava Smoothie and 1 Shaved Ice
  Each Shaved Ice requires 1 Ice Cube and 1 Syrup

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Felicia:  ... And I earned enough money for my next trip!  Hooray!  Thanks for your help!

Special final Reward:  Ice Cream Cart Decoration for Seaside Farm

Collections Set
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Make certain that you register the KimChi Machine,  the Mini Ice Cream Cart and the Ice Cream Cart before the Quest expires, then go to the Lighthouse to claim the Reward for having the Collections Set.  You will obtain a Clam Friendship Flower, 88 Green Mystrons and 1 RC.  It is rather odd that the KimChi Machine was included in lieu of the Guava Tree.







05 August 2016

Gymnast Statue Collections Mission




N.B.  There is a peculiar little glitch in the Market with respect to the Gymnast Statue.  If you have not purchased and placed the Stove House on your farm, you will be unable to find the Gymnast Statue n the Market.  You will see a Specials Tab below the Decorations tab but it will contain only the Happy Summer Smoothie Recipe.  You have to purchase and place the Stove House.  Immediately after, you will see that there now is a Stove Recipe tab and beneath that, a Special tab that contains the Gymnast Statue for 500 Coins.

Thursday, 11 August:  At this point, most players will have found that the statue has expired.  Unlike the Collections items in old missions of this type, you will be able to keep and store your Gymnast Statue at ANY level of upgrade, and even if you have not upgraded it at all.  It no longer will be active, however.  Any leftover Ribbons will have been converted automatically to OP at the time of expiration.

Veteran players will recall the old Collections Missions that featured a 'temporary' item that you placed on your farm and then upgraded to Level 5 in order to make it permanent. This Gymanst Statue is different in that respect.  Even if you do not upgrade it at all, it will be a permanent item once it expires and you will be able to store it in your Warehouse.   By tapping on the item, you could access the list of prizes that could be obtained through collecting the special item from Crops, Trees, Animals and Machines.  Each had a different price and there always was a final Reward.

The current Collections Mission that follows this old pattern allows you to collect Ribbons.  First, go to the Specials Tab at the bottom of your ordinary Market menu and purchase the Gymnast Statue for 500 Coins.  Place it on your farm and tap on it.

You will see a menu that shows the five prizes you can obtain by redeeming your Ribbions with a price for each and the number of each that you can redeem.  The final Reward is shown on the far right in the form of the Ball Basket Decoration.  You can redeem this final prize only if you have obtained one of each of the other four.  The price of redeeming the Ball Basket is 350 Ribbons.

At the start, the prices for the four ordinary prizes are:

Shining Star: 1 Ribbon each or 1 RC each
Blossom Beehive: 250 Ribbons or 18 RC
Thunderstorm: 10 Ribbons or 18 RC
Super Fertiliser (x6) 1 Ribbon or 1 RC

Note that, as you redeem individual prizes, the price in Ribbons will increase, with the exception of the Shining Star prizre which will remain at 1 Ribbon each.  In the case of the Super Fertiliser, for example, the price will double for the most part each time you redeem one.  The Blossom Beehive price will increase from 250 Ribbons to 270 Ribbons for the second one.

Once you have redeemed at least 1 Shining Star, 1 Thunderstorm, 1 Blossom Beehive and 1 Super Fertiliser (x6), you will be able to redeem the final prize in the form of the Ball Basket for 350 Ribbons.

As you will see, you can obtain different quantities of each of the ordinary prizes.  The Shining Star in this case is one of the items needed to upgrade your Gymnast Statue.  You access the upgrade Menu by tapping on the bar at the bottom that states: Improve your Luck.  For the first upgrade, you will need 15 Stadium Seats and 2 Shining Stars.  You can Request the Stadium Seats from your Neighbours or pay 1 RC for each.  You can pay 1 RC for the Shining Stars or redeem them from the Menu.

Each upgrade Level will have different requirements.  It is not necessary to upgrade the Gymnast Statue in order to obtain the final prize but higher levels will allow you to obtain more Ribbons with each harvest and upgrading to the final Level should transform the Statue into a permanent item rather than one that will vanish after five days.

Note that the final Reward is a Ball Basket Decoration that is listed as a Theme Decoration in the current Farm Beauty Contest

It is only at full upgrade at Level 5 that you will receive 2 Ribbons instead of 1 Ribbon when you harvest and it still will be a random result.

Level Upgrade prices are:

To upgrade to Level1:

15 Stadium Seats (1 RC or request)
2 Shining Stars (Use Ribbons or 1 RC each)

To upgrade to Level 2:

15 Stadium Seats (1 RC each or Request)
2 Shining Stars (Use Ribbons or 1 RC each)

To upgrade to Level 3:

25 Stadium Seats (1 RC each or Request)
8 Shining Stars (1 RC each or use Ribbons)

To upgrade to Level 4:

25 Stadium Seats (1 RC each or Request)
8 Shining Stars (1 RC each or use Ribbons)

To upgrade to Level 5:

30 Stadium Seats (1 RC each or Request)
5 Shining Stars (1 RC each or use Ribbons)
1 Big Screen (cost is 5 RC)

This is the final upgrade.  You now will receive 2 Ribbons instead of 1 whenever you harvest randomly.  Although the timer still will be displayed, in the past, these 'Collections Decorations' such as the Gymnast Statue can be stored and placed only if fully upgraded.

Remember that, at ANY Level of upgrade, the collection of Ribbons always is random.  I am not certain I ever have noticed much of a difference in their occurrence at ANY upgrade level.  It is the final Upgrade to Level 5 that simply allows you to collect DOUBLE when they randomly appear.

I personally have found that harvest of Trees produces more than the harvest of Crops.  It IS random, however.  Note that, as with the Farm Beauty Contest, special Missions with their own Collection Missions and so on, the Island does not factor into this.   It is only on the original Seaside Farm that you can obtain the Ribbons.

29 July 2016

Colourful Holiday Quest and Geta Collections Mission

The subject of the new Quest sequence is the Ramen Museum... a place like this only could exist in Japan.  It is an interactive Museum devoted to Ramen.  Another name for it is the 'Instant Cup of Soup Museum'.  An extraordinary experience, I imagine, with a room that has a ceiling that mimics the heavens, from sunset sky to blue sky dotted with clouds.  there is a Ramen Tunnel and walls covered with various commercial instant ramen offerings.  Here are some photographs:




Above are photographs that show various ceiling displays.  Here below are some of the booth and wall displays:





The new time-restricted Quest is paired with another Collections Mission that gives a Stove House Recipe as a Reward.  For those who are not willing to go through the agony of completing a Collections Mission, it is good to know that, once the Mission has expired, the Stove House Recipe probably will become available in the Market in the same fashion as the last one that was given as a Mission reward.

Collections Set
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Collections Sets now are found in the Lighthouse but still consist of three different items.  The Collections Set for this particular Quest is as follows:

Festival Lantern Decoration
Elegant Lantern Decoration
Toy Machine

Once you have registered all three in the Gallery, claim the Collections Set by accessing the Lighthouse.  It will be the first icon and the rewards are:

1 RC, 88 Green Mystrons, Clam Friendship Flower

Geta Collections Mission
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Collect Geta

Collect 70 Purple Geta from Cane
  Note that you will need 40 Cane to produce Sugar as one of the Quest tasks.

Collect 50 Green Geta from White Wine

Collect 30 Black Geta from Black Bread

Collect 10 Pink Geta from Kumquats
  Note that you will need Kumquats for a Recipe included as a Quest task.

Reward: Dipping Noodles with Seafood Sauce Stove House Recipe

As previously indicated, there is a new tab in the Market for Stove House Recipes.  The Happy Summer Smoothie, a Reward for an earlier Collections Mission, now is sold there for 12 RC.  It is expected that this one will become available once the current Quest expires, probably for the same price.

Special Items Needed for Quest
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Some of the special items you will need for the following Quest sequence tasks include a Toy Machine, a Sakura Tree, a Matcha Tree and a Kumquat Tree.  The Sakura Tree, the Matcha Tree and Kumquat Trees are premium Trees, although they can be found randomly in the Green Mystrons Shop.

Note that, with the advent of the E-Mart and Flea Market, you can find the fruit of premium Trees at another farmer's stall...  One of the benefits of belonging to a Facebook group such as Family Farm Seaside Freyashawk is that I keep active threads for farmers to state their needs.  You can request the fruit of the Matchat Tree, Kumquats or Sakura Flowers now from a group member if you do not have the Tree yourself.  (Only one premium item can be sold on a stall at a time, however.  There is a time restriction as well, but it still is possible to obtain the premium items you need in this fashion.)

The Toy Machine usually is NOT available for purchase in the ordinary Market but has been added temporarily for 8 days at the price of 800 Coins.  Note that when purchased, it will be incomplete.  To complete one, you will need the following:

5 Gears (request from Neighbours)
5 Screws (request from Neighbours)
1 Filter (1 RC)
3 Switches (3 RC each)

Your total cost in RC therefore will be a minimum of 10 RC...  do not pay RC for the Gears and Screws as they are Free Gifts from any Neighbour if you request them.

Colourful Holiday Quest
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Colourful Holiday 1
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Howdy, farmer!  I'm on school holiday so I am free for now!  Felicia and I have decided to go somewhere.  Do you want to know where it is?  Help me with farm work and I will tell you!

Harvest 40 Clover
  Skip for 10 RC

Collect 10 jars of Honey
  Skip for 5 RC

Collect 20 Bottles of Milk
  Skip for 5 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Darryl:  That's right, farmer!  We are going on a trip to Japan!

Colourful Holiday 2
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Darryl:  Do you remember Felicia's Japanese friend, Yoshiko?  She invited us.  There will be a fireworks festival!   As well as the different culture and customs, there will be plenty of delicious food!  Well, speaking of food, I should feed Mary now.

Harvest 6 Almonds
  Skip for 6 RC

Harvest 40 Oats
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 40 Oat Flour
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Darryl:  Won't you join us, farmer?

Colourful Holiday 3
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Darryl:  I just knew you would love to join us!  Felicia is packing the lugage, so we have to finish all the work before we go.  Dear Farmer, please give me a hand!

Produce 40 Sugar
  Skip for 10 RC

Feed Chickens 20 Times
  Skip for 10 RC
  This task is completed by setting it in motion in Batch Production.  Collecting Eggs that are in a Coop when the task is activated will not count towards completion.

Prepare 8 Cake Flour
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Oat Flour and 2 Rye Flour

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Darryl:  All finished!  I'm a bit tired but thinking of the trip ahead is getting me hyped up!  Felicia has finished as well.  We're ready to go!

Colourful Holiday 4
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Darryl:  Here we are!  The air is fresh here but the weather is a bit hot.  It was a really long flight and I'm starving!  Let's have some easy snacks before dinner!

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

Harvest 8 Maple Syrup
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Honey Syrup
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 8 Honey and 4 Milk
  (This is kind of unfair to low level players who have had to make this in bulk for the current Cooking Contest as well!)

Darryl:  I feel better now, but still need to have dinner!  Where are we going then?

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Special Reward: Mission Gift Box

Colourful Holiday 5
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Darryl:  Felicia says that Yoshiko is going to guide us to a place called the Ramen Museum.  Even though we had snacks, I'm not sure I can hold back my hunger while visiting a museum.  I wonder if Yoshiko is sure about that!

Harvest 50 Pasture
  Skip for 12 RC

Produce 50 Beef
  Skip for 12 RC

  N.B.  Here the task counts only when 50 Beef have been produced.  When the task is to 'feed' an animal, it counts as soon as the item needed to feed it is given.  When it is to obtain the product, it counts only when those products have been produced.

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

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Darryl:  We are just halfway there, but my tummy is making noises again...

Colourful Holiday 6
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Darryl:  I've got it now!  Although it is called 'Ramen Museum', ut actually is a collection of Ramen restaurants with delicious food!  Sometimes they even hold events here.  How I wanna see what it's like.  Oh, but we should buy our tickets first!

Ask Neighbours for 20 Ramen Museum Tickets
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 8 Sakura Flowers
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Sakura Tea
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Sakura and 2 Honey

Darryl:  Wow, am I inside or outside/  The ceiling is painted like the sky, so I thought we were out in the open!

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Colourful Holiday 7
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Darryl:  Many styles of Japanese Ramen come together here, from Northern Hokkaido to southern Okinawa.  They have different thiknesses and softness, and you can choose how strong the flavour will be.  I can't wait to eat ==  let's choose our ramen!

Fish for Mackerel 6 times
  Skip for 6 RC
  The Treble Hook is needed to catch Mackerel.

Produce 6 pieces of Smoked Mackerel
  Skip for 6 RC

Prepare 8 dishes of Sakura Candy
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Sakura and 1 Honey Syrup

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Darryl:  So many people here!  I bet the Ramen here is super delicious!  Let's eee the menu and make an order!

Colourful Holiday 8
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Darryl:  Felicia doesn't feel like eating hot dishes, so she chose dipping noodles with Yoshiko.  Let's order ours, then.  I'd like this ramen with thick and hard noodles, and some octopus tails, please!

Cook 3 Dipping Noodles with Seafood Sauce
This Recipe is the reward for completing the Collections Mission and is a Stove House Recipe.
  Skip for 12 RC

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

Harvest 8 Lychees
  Skip for 8 RC

Darryl:  The dishes arrived.  Mmm, smells so good... Itadakimasu!

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Special Reward: Festival Lantern Decoration for Seaside Farm, 4 Charm

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Darryl: Wow, these hard noodles are really delicious!  I've got a big appetite, and can't stop eating... Listen, there's going to be a Jan-Ken-Pon contest.  Do you know what Jan-Ken-Pon is?

Produce 50 Wool
  Skip for 12 RC

Harvest 50 Sweet Potatoes
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 8 Sweet Dumplings
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Soft Dough and 3 Sweet Potatoes

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Darryl:  Yoshiko explains that Jan-Ken-Pon is a Rock-Paper-Scissors game.  It is also called Roshambo.

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Darryl:  Hey, listen!  All the people are shouting: 'Jan-Ken-Pon' and cheering for the winners!  It seems fun!  Why not join in?

Transport 50 Blueberries to Island
  Skip for 12 RC
  If you can, split the transport between Zeppelins to speed the progress.

Produce 6 Crosscut Saws
  This is an Island Task
  Skip for 6 RC
  It is a basic Hardware Store task.  Each take 30 seconds to make.

Prepare 8 Lychee Scones
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Soft Dough and 2 Lychees

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Darryl:  Oops, I lost the very first round!  But guess who won the contest?  You won't beieve it: Felicia is the final winner!

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Darryl: Delicious ramen and a cheeful contest!  This is a fun place to be!  Yoshiko says the fireworks will begin later.  Let's make a move to the festival!

Harvest 50 Cassava
  This is an Island Crop, taking 4 hours to mature
  Skip for 12 RC

Produce 50 Cassava Flour
  This is an Island Task
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 8 Layered Mochi
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Sweet Dumplings and 1 Sakura Flower.  You should have the Sweet Dumplings from a prior task.

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Darryl:  Since sunset, it has been growing cooler.  It's so comfortable to walk round and smell the fresh air. 

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Darryl  Here we are.  There are many stalls here and a lot of people.  They all came for the Fireworks Festival?!  And what's this?  The world becomes beautiful and filled with wonder by looking into it!  May I have one?

Ask Neighbours for 20 Kaleidoscopes
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 8 Matcha
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Matcha Lychee Pancakes
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Matcha and 1 Lychee Scone

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Darryl:  I bet Felicia will love the pretty patterns in this kaleidoscope!

Special Reward: Island Mission Gift Box

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Darryl:  Felicia enjoys the colourful kaleidoscope so much that she is already addicted.  There are snack stalls as well.  Look, fish-shaped pancakes, spit roasts, fried chicken, octopus tails... Hmmm, I wanna eat them all!

Produce 30 Alpaca Hair
  Skip for 15 RC

  N.B.  Although this task asks for 30 Alpaca Hair, you will need to be able to ship 30 to the Island and have 30 more in yiour mainland Barn for use in the Toy Machine later to make the Toy Alpacas.

Transport 30 Alpaca Hair to Island
  Skip for 15 RC

Produce 30 Alpaca Hair Yarn
  This is an Island Task
  Skip for 15 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Darryl  Yoshiko bought some octopus balls.  And this is for you: a fish-shaped pancake!  Careful, it's a bit hot!  Have a try!

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Darryl:  Felicia is sticking to her healthy diet, so she only bought something to drink.  It's a shame she missed these good snacks!  By the way, why are people gathering there?  'Pew-pow...'

Produce 30 Toy Alpaca
  Skip for 15 RC

Produce 30 Red Teddy Bears
  Skip for 15 RC
  N.B.  Red Teddy Bears are made from Wool.

Prepare 8 Sakura Cakes
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 3 Cake Flour and 2 Sakura Flowers

Darryl: Aha! Just as soon as I started to wonder about the crowds, the fireworks show started!  'Pew-pow...'

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

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Darryl:  Look at this red one, and that purple one!  And this, seven continuous fireworks just like seven stars...  So beautuful, like different kinds of flowers blooming in the sky!  Hey look!  The sky is shining bright just like daytime!

Produce 6 Scarecrow Toys
  Skip for 6 RC
  This is an Island task for the Workshop
  Each requires 2 Mohair Yarn and 1 Cedar Wood as well as 1 Power

Prepare 8 Bowls of Udon
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Wheat Flour and 1 Oat Flour

Prepare 8 Carrot Tempura
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Carrots and 1 Batter
  Each Batter requires 2 Wheat Flour and 1 Egg

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Darryl:  So happy to have seen such a beautiful show!

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Darryl:  Fantastic!  The colourful fireworks remind me of the colourful days on our farm.   Our knowledgeable Grandma, skilled Father, hard-working Mary... As well as you, our kind-hearted farmer!  All of these make up my colourful life!

Tend Flowers in Botanic Garden 6 times
  Skip for 6 RC

Produce 30 Blueberry Pies
  This is an Island Task
  Skip for 15 RC

Prepare 8 Tempura Udon
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 3 Udon and 1 Carrot Tempura

Darryl:  What a colourful holiday!  It has been unforgettable!  I will always keep the memory in my heart!  So nice of you, farmer!  Happy days!

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Special Reward: Elegant Lantern Decoration for original Mainland Seaside Farm, 5 Charm





15 July 2016

Great Farm Bake-Off Quest and Chef Hats Collection Mission

The new time-restricted Quest in the form of 'Great Farm Bake=Off' has been released in tandem with a Chef Hats Collections Mission.  The reward for the Collections Mission is a Red Currant Tree.  If you prefer not to complete the Collections Mission, you can find the Red Currant Tree in the Market for 8 RC.

Note that both Decorations that are given as rewards for completing the first and second half of the Quest sequence are designated for the original Farm.  After Great Farm Bake-Off 8, you will receive the Mini Phone Booth and after completing the final set of tasks in Great Farm Bake Off 16, you will receive the Telephone Booth.

When you have registered the Red Currant Tree, the Mini Phone Booth and the Telephone Booth, go to the Lighthouse and find the 'new' Mission icon.  You then can claim some rewards, including a Clam Friendship Flower, 88 Green Mystrons and 1 RC for having registered the entire Collection Set for this Mission.

Great Farm Bake-Off Quest
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Great Farm Bake-Off 1
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Felicia:  Lately Grandma is so into this baking show on the telly.  Every day, she makes sure she finishes her tasks on time so she won't miss the show.  Are you curious about it?  Help me and I might tell you!

Harvest 40 Corn
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 40 Oat Flour
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 6 Apples
  Skip for 6 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP, 1 Activity Bag

Felicia:  It's a show about baking where contestants are given different challenges every week!

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Felicia:  It seems the show already ended, but now Grandma wants to train me to be a better baker.  She wants me to do the same task as the contestant on the show!  Do you think I will be able to do it?

Produce 10 jars of Cherry Jam
  Skip for 5 RC

Harvest 40 Grapes
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 8 Light Muffins
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Cake Flour and 2 Cherry Jam

Felicia:  I'm always ready to polish my skill, but do you think you can help me, farmer?

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP, 1 Activity Bag

Great Farm Bake-Off 3
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Felicia:  I'm up to the challenge!  Grandma says she will give me a theme and I have to bake according to her theme.  The first theme will be basic which means we'll be starting with dough!

Prepare 8 Soft Dough
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Cake Flour and 1 Batter
  Each Cake Flour requires 2 Oat Flour and 2 Rye Flour
  Each Batter requires 2 Wheat Flour and 1 Egg

Produce 40 Sugar
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 40 Beef
  Skip for 10 RC

Felicia:  Grandma says the dough I made was perfect!  Off to a good start!

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP, 1 Activity Bag

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Felicia:  After dough, Grandma thinks it's time to check my cake stills, but there is a catch.  She wants me to create two cakes, one with fruit and one with anything other than fruit.  Any ideas, farmer?

Produce 8 Lemon Cakes
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Lavendar Cupcakes
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Coconut Milk and 3 Lavender

Harvest 8 Coconuts
  Skip for 8 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP, 1 Activity Bag

Special Reward:  Mission Gift Box containing Farm Aids

Felicia:  Lavendar cupcakes!  Amazing suggestion, farmer!

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Felicia:  The next round will have to wait, Grandma says she needs time to think and I need to finish my tasks before we continue.  I can't let the animals go hungry while I polish my baking skills!

Collect 50 Eggs
  Skip for 12 RC

Feed your Holstein Cow 50 times
  Skip for 12 RC
  (Task is counted as soon as you start Batch Production)

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

Felicia:  The animals should be fine now.  I can't wait for the next theme.  It's getting me fired up!

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP, 1 Activity Bag

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Felicia:  Next theme is here: biscuits!   Every one loves biscuits!  My personal favourite is one made with coffee.  Do you know what that means?

Prepare 8 Coffee Biscuits
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Coffee Cookies and 1 Lavender Cheese
  Each Coffee Cookies requires 1 Coffee and 1 Wheat Flour
  Each Lavender Cheese requires 1 Lavender and 1 Buffalo Milk Cheese

Prepare 8 Plates of Fig Salad
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Fig and 4 Cucumbers

Place a Red Currant Tree on your Farm
  Reward from Collections Mission or purchase from Market for 8 RC

Felicia: The aroma of coffee is very nice though Grandma says I can do better than a simple coffee biscuit.

Reward; 2500 Coins, 180 XP, 1 Activity Bag

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Felicia:  I barely passed the previous theme.  I will make sure I nail the next one which is all about bread.  Do you think i can get some inspiration if I take a peek at my recipe book?

Produce 12 Corn Bread
  Skip for 12 RC

  N.B.  If you do not wish to use any ingredients, use the Gold Finger Tech to make the Cornbread

Prepare 8 Grape Cornbread
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 1 No-Flour Cornbread and 2 Grape Jam
  Each No-Flour Cornbread requires 2 Buffalo Milk Cheese and 1 Cornmeal

Ask for 20 Recipe Books from your Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP, 1 Activity Bag

Felicia: i added corn to the bread as I know Grandma wouldn't be able to resist it.  I passed with flying colours for this theme!

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Felicia;  This training is getting more and more interesting!  The next challenge set by Grandma is picnic food!  Doesn't this make you think of sandwiches, farmer?

Prepare 8 Sandwiches
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Beef and 2 Corn Bread

Harvest 8 Mangoes
  Skip for 8 RC

Produce 8 Glasses of Mango Juice
  Skip for 8 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP, 1 Activity Bag

Felicia;  I have to say that I do make a delicious sandwich and I am glad that Grandma agreed!

Special Reward: Mini Phone Booth Decoration

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Felicia:  Grandma says she will give a harder theme: alternative ingredients!  What do you think of this, farmer?  Is it maybe asking for healthier ingredients?

Collect 20 Honey
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 8 Honey Syrup
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 8 Honey and 4 Milk

Prepare 8 Dishes of Sweet Mango
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Mango and 2 Honey Syrup

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP, 1 Activity Bag

Felicia: Zero sugar here as I used honey as a sweetener.  It suits the theme perfectly!

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Felicia:  Alternative ingredients were interesting.  I love how we can use natural sweeteners and Grandma is so proud of me!  For the next theme, she says she will make it a bit easier.  The theme is pastry.  Are you ready?

Harvest 50 Carrots
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 8 Stuffed Carrot Pastries
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Egg Salad and 1 Carrot Pastry
  Each Egg Salad requires 2 Eggs and 1 Mayonnaise but you should have these from a previous task.
  Each Carrot Pastry requires 3 Carrots and 1 Soft Dough

Prepare 8 Sticky Rice
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each Sticky Rice requires 2 Rice and 1 Coconut Milk
  Each Coconut Milk requires 1 Coconut and 2 Sugar

Felicia:  Carrots are not only healthy but delicious, don't you agree?

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP, 1 Activity Bag

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Felicia:  Pastry done.  Off to the next theme which is Pie.  The all important question is:  should I bake sweet pies or savoury pies?  Any suggestions?

Prepare 8 Butter Pies
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Batter and 1 Orange Crumble
  Each Batter requires 2 Wheat Flour and 1 Egg
  Each Orange Crumble requires 1 Batter and 3 Oranges

Transport 50 Blueberries to Island Farm
  Skip for 12 RC
  This is an Island task.
  N.B.  Split transport of these between zeppelins to speed the process.

Produce 20 Blueberry Pies
  Skip for 10 RC
  This is an Island Task.

Felicia:  Sweet pies were a brilliant decision.   It's so delicious and Grandma can't resist the taste of it!

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP, 1 Activity Bag

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Felicia:  Another part of becoming a great baker is knowing how to make fruit preserves.  Are you up to the challenge, farmer?

Produce 50 Raisins
  Skip for 12 RC
  This is an Island Task.  You need to transport 50 Grapes from the mainland farm to use in the Dehydrator to produce the Raisins.

Produce 20 Jars of Apple Jam
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 8 Red Currant Coulis
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Red Currants and 2 Sugar

Felicia:  Yum!  All this natural sweetness from the fruit is both tasty and delicious!

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP, 1 Activity Bag

Special Reward: Island Mission Gift Box

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Felicia:  My next challenge is chocolate!  I've been waiting for this since the beginning!  I have a few items in mind so I'm ready to start.  Are you ready, farmer?

Harvest 8 White Chocolate
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Chocolate Pave
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Egg Tart and 1 White Chocolate
  Each Egg Tart requires 1 Eggnog and 1 Soft Dough
  Each Eggnog requires 1 Egg and 1 Condensed Milk
  Each Condensed Milk requires 1 Milk and 1 Sugar

  This recipe therefore is very labour intensive unless you make the ingredients in advance.

Prepare 8 Almond Paste
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Almond and 1 White Chocolate

Felicia:  Grandma is experiencing a chocolate overload!  I say we nailed this challenge!

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP, 1 Activity Bag

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Felicia:  Grandma and I were so into the training that we forgot we needed to finish the farm tasks too.  Do you think you could help us out so we could finish faster, farmer?

Complete 3 Helicopter Orders
  Skip for 3 RC
  This is an Island Task

Prepare 8 Fig Mousse
  Each requires 2 Figs and 2 Condensed Milk
  Each Condensed Milk requires 1 Milk and 1 Sugar
  Skip for 8 RC

Take care of Flowers in the Botanic Garden 6 times
  Skip for 6 RC
  This is an Island Task

Felicia:  Thanks to your help, we managed to finish faster than usual!

Reward; 2500 Coins, 220 XP, 1 Activity Bag

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Felicia:  My final theme is to create my own signature dish.  Grandma wants me to explore and be creative about it.  Do you think I will be able to do it?

Prepare 8 Red Currant Creme Brulee
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Custard and 1 Red Currant Coulis
  Each Custard requires 3 Milk and 2 Eggs
  N.B.  You will be forced to pay 2 RC for a new Utensil in the form of a Blow Torch

Craft 4 Wooden Chairs
  Skip for 8 RC
  This is an Island Task
  Each requires 1 Wooden Plank and 4 Wooden Cylinders (+1 Power)

Prepare 8 Mango with Sticky Rice
  Skip for 8 RC
   Each requires 1 Sticky Rice and 1 Sweet Mango (you should have both from previous tasks)
  Each Sticky Rice requires 2 Rice and 1 Coconut Milk
  Each Sweet Mango requires 1 Mango and 2 Honey Syrup

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP, 1 Activity Bag

Felicia:  Grandma loved it!  She says the tanginess of the red currant balances well with the custard.

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Felicia:  Grandma says I am already a great baker but I have to keep practicing to perfect my skills.  As they say, practice makes perfect!  What do you think, farmer?

Produce 20 Raisin Bread
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 8 Greek Feasts
  Skip for 8 RC
Each requires 1 Fig Salad and 1 Fig Mousse

Cook 3 Vanilla Puddings in the Stove House
  Note that this recipe requires 6 Smileys total to unlock in the Stove House
  Skip for 9 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP, 1 Activity Bag

Felicia:  Thank you for helping me to polish my skills, farmer.  See you next time!

Special Reward: Telephone Booth Decoration for original Seaside Farm
































08 July 2016

Summer in Hawaii Farm Beauty Contest

You will find the current time-restricted Mission for Punk Rock Darryl in the post below this one.

The theme for the new Farm Beauty Contest is Summer in Hawaii and includes some items from the previous contest. 

Note here that there are a few Decorations that are obtained outside the Market or the current sales offers that are found on the top right of your screen.   Three of these are obtained in the Activity Tokens Shop.  The Base that is featured as a Theme Decoration is the Beach Base, obtained by completing a lighthouse mission.  The mission can be found by following this link:

 Beach Base Lighthouse Mission

You will find a number of the theme decorations are offered on the Lucky Wheel which means that you can buy them either directly from the Wheel if you obtain the option when you spin or from any Buddy's Share Box if the Buddy is at least at Level 2.

This is the first Farm Beauty Contest that includes an Island Decoration in the form of the Romantic Dinner Table.  Originally a Quest Reward, it now can be found randomly on the Lucky Wheel.  Ideally, once registered, it should COUNT as a Theme Decoration but at this point in time does not.  To register any Island Decoration, you must BE on the Island, then find the Registration Tool in the Tool Menu and use it to tap on the item you wish to register.  There is no Lighthouse or Gallery on the Island, which means that you cannot register Island items through the Lighthouse or Gallery directly.  The registration icon is the last icon in the Tools Menu, by the way.

Another new addition is a Decoration that is part of the Bird Home Base stackable Decorations.  This is the Bird Pool.  It is the Reward for completing the Queen's Day Mission formerly one of the Gallery Missions but now found in the Lighthouse.  Note that Bird Home Base Decorations so far have not been cleanable although the base itself is Cleanable and gives a Blue Box.

Here is a  link to all the original Gallery Missions:

Gallery Missions

  The items that you can find currently in the Activity Token Shop are:

Coconut Delight: 350 Tokens
Beach Bottle: 350  Tokens
Beach Stand: 650 Tokens
Kayak: 350 Tokens

Of these, only the Beach Bottle and Coconut Delight are  NOT included in the current Theme list.

Activity Tokens are earned in a variety of ways.  The game announces these in rather annoying splashscreens periodically but if you wish to know all the current methods by which the Tokens can be obtained, you may be able to discover these if you tap on the Magic Bunny/Monkey.

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A day or two before the start of a new Farm Beauty Contest, one may find new Decorations in the Lucky Wheel.  These are now as follows:

Soda Cooler: 10 RC
Greek Darryl Statue: 15 RC
High Striker: 15 RC
Scout Sun: 12 RC
Painting Stand: 15 RC

Romantic Dinner Table: 25 RC  (This is an Island Decoration)

All of these are listed as theme items in the current Contest.  You can obtain them either by using your own Tokens to spin the Wheel or by accessing a Buddy's Share Box.

Basic Rules of Contest
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The basic rules of any Farm Beauty Contest remain the same.  Try to create a balance of Crops, Animals, Machines and Decorations on your Farm to gain the maximum number of votes possible from each of the four Characters making certain that all are registered, take a 'snapshot' and then you can remove whatever you wish from your farm... as long as you do not change the photograph!  If you obtain more Theme Items, that would be a reason for taking a new photograph.  Otherwise, it can be exhausting to count the items needed again and again, making certain that you did not decrease the number required for each of the Vote categories.

Note that one rule has changed... definitely for the better.  There will be a limit on the number of duplicates of any Coin Purchase Decoration that will count in terms of Charm Points.  This rule was instigated because of the proliferation of farmers who cheated by 'flattening' items in order to be able to place more on their farms.  It is beneficial as well in terms of creating farms with actual 'beauty' rather than farms with hundreds of ladders or firecrackers side by side simply for the purpose of increasing Charm points.  You can find the limit (usually 5) by tapping on the Coin Decoration in the Market and looking at the flip side.

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You always can find a comprehensive list of all Theme Decorations by tapping on the little red book icon on the far right of the initial Farm Beauty Contest screen.  In this particular contest, you will find that many of the Decorations that have been added to the Lucky Wheel constitute Theme Decorations.  Other Theme Decorations are being offered in the special sales offers on the top right of your screen.  A full list of the theme items is found at the end of this post.

The following is taken from an old Farm Contest post but should be fairly accurate still:

Rules for Votes
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Maximum Character Votes
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To obtain the maximum from each Character as far as the Crops, Animals, Machines and Trees are concerned, this is the total you need to place before taking a photograph:

16 different Crops
21 different Trees
13 different Machines
10 different Animals

As far a 'high level' is concerned, you originally needed to be at Level 160 to have maximum votes for THAT, so most of us fail there, although I think it has been modified to Level 150 for the maximum.  .. as far as Expansions are concerned, you do not need the maximum farm expansion to get the maximum Vote for that.  In fact, even if you do not have the 20 x 20 Expansion, you will get maximum votes for your expansion of your farm.

Note here that Beehives and Butterfly Houses as well as the Bat House are Animals for this purpose.

What Characters Value
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The Characters gave their Votes for the following:

First of all, the idea that every change will be worth 1 Point is misleading.   Originally, the developers wanted to keep it all a mystery.  Now each category is given a total:

Felicia:
Charm Points: 24
Theme Items: 24
Animals: 16
Expansions: 16

Dad:
High Level: 16
Expansions: 16
Machines: 16
Theme Items: 24

Darryl:
Charm Points: 24
Theme Items: 24
Large variety of Crops (used to be Trees): 16
Gallery Registration: 16

Grandma:
High Level: 16
Charm Points: 24
Trees: 16
Gallery Registration: 16

How Character Votes Work

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Now, it is important to remember that 'theme-related Decorations only account for a percentage of the Votes given by Felicia, Darryl and Dad.  I believe that once you achieve the total that is the maximum those Characters can give to you for theme, you will not be able to earn any more Votes from them for THAT, irrespective of the number of Theme Decorations that you purchase and place. Bear this in mind when you are tempted to go mad in the upcoming sales.  Originally you had to purchase the NEW Theme Decorations in order to achieve the maximum of 24 Votes for Theme from each of the three Characters but that may have changed as on the very first day of the Contest, Harvest Moon FDC this time had 24/24 for Theme and 24/24 for Charm.  Now bear in mind the fact that two of the 'new' items in the current sale were offered last year as well so those two were on the farm even before the contest began...  whether they would be considered 'new' or not is another matter.  It is entirely possible that not being able to earn the maximum before one purchased the 'new' theme decorations was a glitch or programming defect that has been fixed.

As for Charm Points, the maximum required for 24/24 Votes has been lowered now to 1400 Charm.  This has been verified.

Duplicate items count only towards total Charm Points and will not add to the Votes that you receive from any of the four Characters.

Although there is a 'ceiling' to the number of Votes you can earn from the three Characters for Theme or Charm,  there is no limit to the possible Charm Point total.  A high Charm total may be of some benefit in terms of global ratings but in fact, what really counts is the number of votes you receive from the four Characters and from Neighbours and other players.  How does your Charm total benefit you?  For the Characters who value Charm, once again, you can achieve only a total of 24 Votes each day for that aspect of your Farm from those Characters... once you achieve that, additional Charm points will not be considered by the Characters.  After that total is reached, additional Charm could only  benefit potentially as far as your global rating is concerned.  It does not affect your Votes from Neighbours.  Each Farmer has 3 Votes per day to give to Neighbours.

There is a fairly new gambling option in the Farm Beauty Contest that will pick two farmers randomly and ask you to choose the one you think would have the highest rating.  When you access the 'Vote for Others' Menu, the middle option now is 'Bet'.  It will show you two farms and ask you to choose which has the higher rating.  If you choose correctly, that farmer will gain two additional votes.  You will see the total Charm value of the farm but not the actual 'rating' ... so total Charm is quite different from actual rating, making one wonder if Charm values above the 'ceiling' of 1400 Points really have any value at all...

The Votes from the four Characters dropped off once the final Reward was received in some of the Contests but continued to accrue in others.   Even after receiving the Avatar Reward, Farmers did continue to receive Votes in at least one of the Farm Beauty Contests.  It remains to be seen whether this one will continue to give Votes or not.

Voting for my Farms
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Of course, I would be thrilled if farmers who used my site would be willing to send their Votes to Harvest Moon or Rosewood Farms.  Winning the Contest may be hopeless but I would love to be able to obtain the special Decoration and the Avatar if possible.   I would like to thank every one who voted for me again.  As I wrote previously, I do not make any money with my site.  I do not have any adverts on it and do not promote anything other than the game itself.  I write the guide because I always find a good guide useful when playing a game and I believe other players feel the same, so if you wish to give me anything, please give your Votes! To do this, tap on the FINAL icon for 'My Neighbours' and then 'Visit' Harvest Moon FDC or Rosewood.  Once at the farm, you can choose to Vote once for it or use all three Votes in quick succession.  That is how the Voting procedure works.  On the left you will see 'My Snapshot' menu where you interact with your own options to post a new secreenshot, collect your Rewards as well as the Votes you are given each day from Characters and Neighbours.  On the right you will see 'Vote for Others'.  Tap on the 'Vote for Others' and you will be given three choices: Random Pick, Great Farmers and My Neighbours.  I personally think 'My Neighbours' is the only really fair option.  You then will be taken to a list of your Neighbours who have entered the Contest.  You have to choose to 'Visit' one in order to be able to vote and you can Vote up to three times either for one farm or for different farms.

Voting for Items
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There is an option to vote for any Item, whether it is a Crop, Tree, Machine, Animal or Decoration on a Neighbour's Farm when you give your Vote for the Contest.  On both Harvest Moon FDC and Rosewood, there are Iris Flowers.  Please do 'Like' the Iris.  I am hoping this one day will persuade the developers to return it to the Market as a permanent Crop.  On Harvest Moon FDC, there is one Love Rose and one Primrose as well.  Please 'Like' them if you can!

How to Vote
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For farmers who are participating in the Contest for the first time, a brief set of instructions on voting:

First either tap on the little gold trophy on the top right of your screen or go to your Menu and tap on the Farm Beauty Contest icon there.  You will be taken to the general Farm Beauty Contest Menu.

Your Photograph
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According to Support, your current Photograph or Screenshot is the basis for the Votes of the four Characters each day.  You cannot participate in the Contest until you submit a Photograph.  You can change your Photograph once each day, but many players do not do so unless they have changed something on their farms to obtain more Votes either from the Characters or to achieve a better global rating by increasing Charm Points.

To take a new Screenshot, access the General Farm Beauty Contest Menu.Tap on 'My Screenshot' and then tap on the small icon of My Screenshot that appears in the top left corner. Now you will see options below to 'Re-Take or to 'Check'.    You will see an option to write a new message to visitors and potential Voters as well.   Tap on Re-Take when your Farm is at its best and a new Screenshot will be submitted.  To write a new message, tap on the script box and you will have the option to change it and then 'Save' it.

When you access the Farm Beauty Contest menu and then tap on My Snapshot, you should see a countdown of how much time remains until the next Character Votes are logged for you to collect.

Boosting Character Votes
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Now, how can you boost the Votes of the four Characters even if your Charm totals are low and you cannot afford to buy Theme Decorations with real Cash?

First of all, each of the four Characters bases his/her Votes on different aspects of your Farm as you can see from the list of farming aspects that each favours..  As shown in the list of Theme Decorations, there are three Characters who give Votes for the Theme. Votes are given by different Characters, however, for a wide variety of Crops, for Trees, for Animals and for Machines.  Gallery Registration will give you Votes with two Characters.  Expansions count as well...

So what I suggest to every Farmer is to make certain that you have registered as many items on your Farm as possible before the Contest begins and if you cannot complete this task prior to the start, keep registering your Items until they all have been added to the Gallery.  This cannot give you more than a total of 16 Votes daily but if you do qualify for the maximum number of Votes for Gallery from the two Characters that value this aspect of Farming, you will be in a good position.

Expansions give Votes as well.  Actually, you can get the maximum of 16 Votes for Expansions even without the last farm expansion.

It is not mere ownership of items that gives Votes but PLACEMENT of them on your Farm as well as the REGISTRATION of any item on your Farm..  When the Contest begins, place a good balance of Animals and Machines on your Farm and plant a variety of Crops as well as making certain that you have as many different types of Trees as possible.  Again, each of these aspects of farming will not give more than a total of 16 to 24 of the Votes of the Character or Characters who value them.  As indicated, each Character has four different categories of farming upon which his or her Votes are based.

The one aspect of Character votes that is difficult to obtain is the maximum given for 'high Levels'.  It appears that one would have to be at Level 150 in order to obtain the maximum number of Character Votes for high level.  At Level 90, you obtain only 9 Votes!

As previously discussed, Charm is valued by some of the Characters but piling Decorations on your Farm is pointless as there is a ceiling to the number of Votes given by the Characters for your Charm. I therefore would recommend that farmers who cannot place in the top 50 globally focus more on creating a balanced Farm with a good mixture of Crops, Trees, Animals and Machines than attempting to load your Farm with duplicate Decorations or indeed Decorations that are not cleanable once you have exhausted your normal stock of Theme Decorations and a certain number of Charm points.  The members of my Group on Facebook, Family Farm Seaside Freyashawk and I experimented with this during the last Contest to see how Votes would be affected.  It really did not require too many Decorations to achieve the maximum number of Votes from a Character who valued either Charm or Theme... beyond that, one was using space on the farm that would be better allocated to ANOTHER aspect of farming that would garner Votes from a Character.

Theme-related Decorations only add to 'Theme' Votes from a Character ONCE.

Now, this is how low level Farmers can benefit from full participation in the Contest. There is a list of Rewards given for achieving specific Vote totals.  Every couple hundred Votes or so, you will receive a specific Reward.  Most of them consist of Farm Aids, Coins and Purple Mystrons but there is a Decoration Reward and at the very top of the list, two Rewards that consist of RC, the final one being paired with a special Avatar.  In the current Contest, the Decoration is a  Balloon Decoration that no doubt can be placed on the Lovely Planter Base when it is complete.  The Decoration really is more significant than the Avatar Reward for most farmers.

Your Votes from the four Characters DO make a difference, therefore, even if you cannot achieve huge totals of Votes or place globally.  You can achieve a number of the Rewards on the list if you maintain a balanced Farm.


NONE of this will count, however, if you do not take photos of your Farm.  The Votes of the four Characters are determined by your CURRENT PHOTO in the Contest.  In other words, give your Farm the greatest advantages in terms of Crops, Trees, Animals and Machines as well as Decorations, making certain all have been registered in the Gallery,  take your photograph and THEN AND ONLY THEN store items or do whatever is necessary for REAL work on your Farm.  A new time-restricted Mission should be released next Friday if everything goes according to the regular schedule.  You may need to store items in order to produce products and so on... so start your day by registering for the Farm Beauty Contest by taking a photo after you have made your Farm as profitable, vote-wise as possible.  You then will be free to get on with the business of real farming.



Theme Items
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You always can find the list of Theme items by tapping on the icon of the red book on the right side of the Farm Beauty Contest menu.

Theme Tree:

Fig Tree:  Purchase in market for 10 RC or randomly on Lucky Wheel or Buddy Share Box; can be found randomly in Green Mystron Shop as well

Theme Decorations:

Mini Beach:  Purchase in market for 16 RC or in Green mystron Shop randomly

Duck Swimming Pool: From past sales offer.
  1 Vote

Toucan:  Reward from past Cooking Stand Contest
    1 Vote from 3 Characters

Spoon Shovel::  Reward from opening 8th Macaron Flower Bag
  1 Vote from 3 Characters

Painting Stand:  Reward from past mission or find on Lucky Wheel and/or Share Box
  1 Vote

Max the Racccoon: from past sales packet
  2 Votes

Hermit the Crab: from past sales packet
  1 Vote

Surf Board:  Purchase in Market for 2300 Coins
  1 Vote

Scout Sun:  Reward from past mission or find on Lucky Wheel and/or Buddy Share Box
  1 Vote

Hammock;  Purchase from Market for 7 RC or from Green Mystron Shop randomly
  1 Vote

Harriet the Hippo:  Find in current Sales packets
  3 Votes

Octavia the Octopus:  Find in current sales packets
  2 Votes

Pete the Pelican:  From past sales packet
  1 Vote

Beach Base:  Reward from Lighthouse Mission
  3 Votes

High Striker:  Reward from past mission or find on Lucky Wheel and/or Share Box
  1 Vote

Romance Dining Table:  Reward from past mission or find on Lucky Wheel and/or Share Box
  1 Vote

Tiki Bar (?); Decoration Reward for the Farm Beauty Contest
  1 Vote

Bird Pool:  Reward from Queen's Day Mission in Lighthouse, stacked for Bird Home Base
  1 Vote

Smoothie Table:  Offered in past sales packet
  1 Vote

Wash Basin:  Offered in past sales packet
  1 Vote

Darryl Greek Statue:  Reward for past mission or find in Lucky Wheel
  1 Vote

Soda Cooler: Past Calendar Reward, now available in Lucky Wheel or Share Box
  1 Vote

Beach Stand: 650 Activity Tokens
  1 Vote

Kayak: 350 Activity Tokens
  1 Vote

Not yet available:

Mackensie the Meerkat:  Hawaiian Seaside Discount packet
  2 Votes

Deer Swim Ring:  2016 Beach Party Activity  aka Activity Token Shop
  1 Vote

Remember that once you have received 24/24 Votes from any Character for Theme, no further Theme items will be counted by the Characters.  The Charm values of RC items will continue to count but once you have received 24/24 Votes from the Characters for Charm, no more Charm values will count towards Character Vote totals.