23 September 2016

Pigiatura Time Quest and Baskets Collection Mission






Grape Pressing in traditional fashion.  The word 'Pigiatura' refers to pressing or treading and is the method by which grapes were pressed for hundreds of years after harvest in order to be able to make wine from the raw must.

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As though we did not have sufficient on our plates with the new update requiring us to completely redesign our farms with paths, Pet House and Guest Centre, they have released the usual fortnightly quest with Collection Mission.  It is the Pigiatura Time Quest and Baskets Collections Mission.  As has been the trend lately, the Collections Missions alternate between Tree Rewards and Stove House Recipe Rewards.  The last one gave us a new Tree... this one gives us a new Stove House Recipe in the form of the Autumn Beef Roast Recipe.

Here is the traditional Quest sequence:

Pigiatura Time Quest
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Pigiatura Time 1
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Father:  This is one of my favourite times of the year.  Why?  Cause it reminds me of the wrmest and happiest moments of my childhood and the time spent with my old Italian friends Giuseppe and Antonio.

Plant 40 Clovers
  Skip for 10 RC

Collect 40 Bottles of Milk
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 40 Corn
  Skip for 10 RC
  Note that Corn is the Crop that will deliver Yellow Baskets randomly for the Collections Mission.

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Father:  Yeah, I was the same age as Darryl when I first met them at a summer camp!

Pigiatura Time 2
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Father:  I would visit them every year on their farm towards the end of summer when the grapes were ready to be harvested.  If I remember right they called it 'vendemmia'.  Ah... those were the days!

Harvest 40 Grapes
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 10 Apples
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 10 Apple Juice
  Skip for 10 RC

Rewards: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Father:  Yes, just pronouncing that word makes me laugh so hard!  We were as thick as thieves!

Pigiatura Time 3
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Father:  The perfect grapes for a good wine need a perfect balance between the percentage of sugars and the acids.  That's the reason why, in the Boreal Hemisphere, the perfect harvesting time for wine grapes is between July and October.  

Harvest 8 Lemons
  Skip for 8 RC

Produce 40 Cheddar Cheese
  Skip for 10 RC

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

Rewards: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Father:  In Italy, towards the end of September, the weather reaches the perfect temperature. Then the leaves of the trees begin to turn orange, yellow and red.

Pigiatura Time 4
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Father:  Harvesting is one thing, but the Pigiatura Competition was a whole other basket of grapes!  Antonio, Giuseppe and I would have our very own annual competition to see who could press more grapes.

Harvest 40 White Grapes
  Skip for 10 RC

Collect 40 Eggs
  Skip for 10 RC

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

Father:  The loser had to go round town wearing a skirt!  Giuseppe and I took turns wearing that old skirt back and forth over the years.

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Special Reward: Mission Gift Box

Pigiatura Time 5
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Father:  It was always a tough contest, but I can't deny how much fun we had.  I still can't believe that Antonio with his short legs was able to squish grapes so fast and beat us EVERY TIME!

Harvest 8 Oranges
  Skip for 8 RC

Produce 8 Glasses of Orange Juice
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Crepes
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Batter and 2 Milk

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Father:  Giuseppe and I never have been able to beat him, but last time I produced almost as much mosto as Antonio!

Pigiatura Time 6
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Father:  You heard correctly.  Traditional vinification requires bare feet to squish the grapes.  Nowadays, many farmers use machines to harvest and produce wine.  Even Felicia and Darryl don't really know much about the traditional methods.

Harvest 50 Rice
  Skip for 12 RC

Fish 12 times with the Bone Hook
  Skip for 30 RC

Prepare 12 Cooking Wine
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 1 Wine and 3 Beans

Rewards: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Father:  That's why good wine has this special flavour.  Just kidding!  Every one would wash their feet first!

Pigiatura Time 7
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Father:  I need to teach them what I learned from my Italian friends.  To do that, I'm going to revive the Pigiatura Competition here on the farm!  A bit of tradition never hurts.  Want to join in the fun, farmer?

Produce 50 Wine
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 8 Rice with Dates
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 4 Rice and 1 Date

Prepare 8 Lemon Fish
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Butterfish and 1 Lemon

Rewards: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Father:  Alright!  Let's get started!  Let's recreate the atmosphere as it was in the old town!

Pigiatura Time 8
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Father:  I've gathered the whole family here.  We need gloves, shears and baskets.  The kids already know what to do and which grapes to choose.  So you and I, farmer, are going to collect other products!

Ask 20 Shears from Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 8 Sorbus
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 16 Sorbus Souffle
  Skip for 16 RC
   Each requires 2 Cottage Cheese and 1 Sorbus

Father:  We will need ingredients for our feast.  Every festival requires some food to commemorate the moment.

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Special Reward:  Wine Making Barrel Decoration

Pigiatura Time 9
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Father:  Grandma is in the kitchen.  She is going to prepare some pies, baked potatoes, and roasted meats.  Let's join the kids and see how it's going at the vineyard.

Produce 40 Beef
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 8 Cherries
  Skip for 8 RC

Cook 3 Champagne Punch
  Skip for 6 RC
  This is a Stove House Recipe... required for Pet House upgrade and current Cooking Contest as well.

Reward; 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Father:  Is it my imagination, or is it already smelling delicious out there?

Pigiatura Time 10
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Father:  Wow, they did a great job!   The grapes are ready to be pressed.  Now we need to get two old vats and two big measuring tubs to see who pressed more juice out of the grapes.  Where can I find them?

Harvest 8 Chestnuts
  Skip for 8 RC
  This is an Island Tree

Produce 50 Turkey Sausages
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 12 Sliced Sausages
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 2 Beef Salami and 1 Turkey Sausage

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Father: When I asked the Meighbours, they wanted to know why.  To make a long story short, they will join us to watch the competition.

Pigiatura Time 11
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Father:  The more the merrier!  As expected, they've spread rumours about our Pigiatura Competition, and the people from town are also coming to cheer on the kids.  Yeah, the competition will be them against me.  Who do you think will win?

Transport 12 Chestnuts to your Seaside Farm
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 12 Lentil Stew
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requiires 1 Sliced Sausages and 2 Lentils

Cook 3 Autumn Beef Roast in the Stove House
  Skip for 9 RC
  This is a Stove House Recipe given as the Reward for compleitng the Collection Mission

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Father:  I dunno.  The kid inside me is eager to win at least once, but I'm out of practice you know!

Pigiatura Time 12
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Father:  Felicia and Darryl are just as excited as I was.  I'm glad they're loving it.  Back to preparation.  We need some furniture so the audience have places to sit and eat.  Tables, chairs and what else?

Harvest 12 Cedar Wood
  Skip for 12 RC
  This is an Island Tree

Produce 50 Grape Juice
  Skip for 12 RC

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

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Special Reward:  Island Mission Gift Box

Father:  Great idea!  The wine won't be ready yet, so we had best prepare some other drinks too.

Pigiatura Time 13
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Father:   Now that I think about it, I remember that beside the Competition, there was also a Flower Cars Parade and a Traditional Dance.  The kids are resting now, but maybe Felicia would like to perform since she's great at dancing.

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

Harvest 60 Pink Roses
  Skip for 15 RC

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

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Father:  She did some research, consulted Grandma for advice, and found the original songs.  It is exactly how I remember it!

Pigiatura Time 14
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Father:  The parade has started.  The flower cars are stunning and Felicia is on one of them to reach the place of the performance.  Grandma did a wonderful job with the costume

Harvest 60 Sunflowers
  Skip for 15 RC

Produce 60 Pink Rose Bouquets
  Skip for 15 RC

Prepare 8 Sayadia
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Lemon Fish and 1 Rice with Dates

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Father:  The performance was excellent.  I am indeed a proud father.  Even Grandma got carried away with the music.

Pigiatura Time 15
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Father:  So here we are, me in one vat and the kids in the other one.  Darryl is still young and doesn't have much energy and for Felicia, well she danced and must be tired... Am I gonna win this time?

Prepare 8 Sorbus Crepes
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Crepe and 1 Sorbus Souffle

Harvest 8 Chocolates
  Skip for 8 RC

Produce 8 Chocolate Pies
  SKip for 8 RC
  This is an Island Task and are made in a Pie Machine using Chocolate and Honey transported from the original Seaside Farm.  The third ingredient in any Pie is Cassava Flour, an Island product.

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Father:  HAHA!  Sorry, kids, but Daddy is on top!  I've pressed 12 litres and they're still on 9 litres!

Pigiatura Time 16
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Father:  The crowd is calling and cheering their name!  Darryl is stepping so hard and fast and Felicia, well apparently she wasn't tired at all!  Looks like I will have to lose once again...

Produce 30 Grape Ice Cream
  Skip for 15 RC

Ask Neighbours for 20 Wicker Wine Bottles
  Skip for 20 RC

Prepare 8 Chocolate Sorbus Crepes
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Sorbus Crepe and 2 Chocolates

Father:  I guess I don't mind losing if winning makes them so happy.  Hope you enjoyed the competition as much as we did!

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Special Reward: Special Wine Making Barrel Decoration

Gallery Registration
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The Collection Set for this Quest is the Ice Cream Machine, the Wine Making Barrel Decoration and the Special Wine Making Barrel Decoration.  Make certain that all three have been registered by the time the Quest expires in order to receive all three Rewards of 88 Green Mystrons, 1 RC and a Clam Friendship Flower.











21 September 2016

New Pet House Update




(Screenshot shows a Buddy Pet digging for a Chest alongside the farmer's own Pet Labrador Puppy)

Pet House, Guest Centre and Paths
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The new update is a Pet House and a Guest Centre with a new four part Quest sequence that will provide you with the Guest Centre.   The use of Paths is required to join the two and indeed to use the Pet at all or to give you the Landscape Points that now have become a vital part of the game.   Moreover, Chests will appear randomly on the Paths.  Your Pet will open them and they will contain small rewards in the form of OP, Mystrons and Coins, among other things.  The rewards are not as great as those received through the Daily Quest path but as you can open many Chests in the courage of one day, they add up.  The minimum number of Chests is 20.  Adding more Landscape Points through the addition of Paths and Water with Decorations within their sphere of influence increases the number of Chests that will appear.

All Pet-related activities are on timers.  What this means is more busywork.  You have to be on your farm almost constantly if you wish to keep the pet motivated to feed it, direct it to open more Chests and discover Guest orders.

Note that the Guest Visits are on a timer as well as the apperance of new Chests.  There is a limit to the number of Chests that will appear within a day and this is based on your Landscpae Point total, found now where Charm Point total once was found.  Once you have exhausted that limit, you have to wait.  The Farm Co-op that allows you to call Guests to the Guest House has a gauge with a book with a star in the centre.  This is your Passport.  The default is a one-star Passport.  More on this below.    The timer  for Guest visits, at least at this stage, appears to operate for a day, resetting at the same time that everything resets in the game.

Although the system that bestows Landscape Points on your farm really is not that complicated, it may appear daunting at the beginning.  I therefore have added a step-by-step tutorial on Paths/Water below.

Charm Points and Landscape Points
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Essentially, this completely changes the game in some respects. The Charm Point total that once appeared on your screen has been replaced by a musical note total.  The Musical Notes signify your Landscaping Points.  You can increase these by increasing the number of paths on your Farm and placing Decorations near them.  Every Path has a different value in this respect.  I believe that the Macaron Path and Pebble Path are the highest, allowing a maximum of 50 Landscape Points.

Step-By-Step Paths/Water Tutorial
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The new system is based on the use of Paths and Water.  Landscape Point totals are given on the top left of your screen where Charm Point totals once lived.  The goal is to increase your Landscape Point totals while making certain that Paths and Water Paths are connected to your Pet House and Guest House.

For most players, this will require a total redesign of your Farm.  Every Path that you own now is part of the System and any Paths not placed on the farm will be available in the Paths Tool Bar, accessed through the basic Tool Menu.  When you access the Path Placement Menu there, you will be able to purchase any Paths you do not own.  Most have Coin costs but the most valuable, the Macaron and Pebble Paths costs 1 RC each.

These Paths are the most valuable because they carry a Meximum Landscape Point total of 50.  What does this mean?  Well, what it means is that any Decorations placed within the Path's sphere of influence will increase your Landscape Point total UP TO 50 Points.  You can see the precise effect of any Decoration placement by using the Move Tool on it.  As ou move it near your Paths and Water tiles, you will see how it will increase your Landscape Point total.  If, however, you have reached the maximum allowed by ALL your paths and water tiles, the effect will be zero points.

Some players find this confusing but you simply need to experiment with Decorations placement near Paths.  If the maximum has been reached for the sphere of influence of one Path, you may be able to move the Decoration close enough to another Path that has not reached its maximum to increase your Landscape Point total.

TC Currency
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There is new currency in the form of TC that either can be earned by using the Pet System or purchased with RC.  TC is the currency needed for many new options as well as refreshing the Daily Order Board, once done with RC.

New Path/Water Tool Bar
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The Path System as well as Pond and other water has changed the Tool Bar to add many more options.  Use the primarty Tool icon to access the new menu which will allow you to place paths or store paths, place Pond Water or store it.  Note here that only Paths that are in your Gift Box will remain there until you remove them.  All other paths and Pond water  'in storage' will be found only when you access the Tool Menu for path placement or storage.  If you do not have the premium paths like Macaron Path, there are two free paths that can be found in the Tool Menu and you can place as many of those as you wish provided always you have the space for it on your farm.

There is a Search option in the Tool Bar for Paths on your farm.  This is the best way to find Paths that are hidden behind Trees or Decorations.  It has to be done as Chests randomly can appear on ANY Path on your Farm whether connected or not.

Cleaning Decorations in Warehouse
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Apart from all the Pet options, Decorations stored in your Warehouse now can be cleaned by visitors.  Unfortunately, we have not been given more slots in our Warehouses to provide for storage of items to make space for these two new Buildings and the connecting paths.

New Gallery Registrations
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Your Botanic Garden Flowers and Friendship Flowers now can be registered in the Gallery.  It takes many hours to register a flower and unfortunately, you cannot register any Flower that was sold in the past.  It will appear in your Botanic Garden Flower Book but you will not be able to register it.  What this means, in effect, is that farmers have to breed the rare flower again and have it in their Garden again before it can be registered.

Chest Location Warning
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Warning:  A Chest can appear on ANY Path, whether or not it is connected ot the Pet House or Guest House.  In other words, if you previously used Path squares as Decorations anywhere, a Chest can pop up there rather than on a path that is connected and if it is behind a tree or other Decoration, it may be difficult to find, even though an Exclamation Point will appear over any Chest.  Once it has been connected to the Pet House/Guest House, you can tap on it to begin the process of your Pet digging to dislodge it and open it.  Use the new Search Tool in the Paths/Pond Tool Bar to find hidden paths to remove or move them.

Landscape Points
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Landscape Points are earned by placing paths, pond water and by placing Decorations near these. Whenever you use the Search Tool in the Paths Menu, you will see the number of Landscape Points that can be earned at any Path or Pond location.  Paths have different values in this respect.  Values are as follows:

Macaron Path: 50 Landscape Points
Pebble Floor: 50 Landscape Points
Wooden Path: 35 Landscape Points
Forest Path: 25 Landscape Points
Stone and Flower Path: 20 Landscape Points
Stone Path: 15 Landscape Points
Brick Path: 12 Landscape Points
Country Path: 12 Landscape Points

Water tiles have Landscape Point values as well as follows:

Pond Water: 25 Landscape Points
Pond Shore: 50 Landscape Points

The Pond Shore costs 1 RC, and if you do not own any, like any of the paths, it can be purchased through the Paths Placement Tool.

The Brick Path and Country Path are free of charge so if you are a new player or have not collected many paths over the years, you can use as many of these as you wish.  As for the others, you either will find them now in the Path Tool Menu, on your Farm or in your Gift Box.  Remove all that you wish to use from your Gift Box as they will be sotred automatically in the Tool Menu if you later decide you no longer want them on your farm.

Placing a Decoration within the influence area of a Path will allow it to increase your Landscape Points provided always that the allowed number of points has not been used.  You can see how many points remain when you place the Decoration.  Moreover, when you use the Move Tool on any Decoration now, you will see a little display that shows how many points it will earn when placed in the influence area of the Path.

As previously indicated, the Pond tiles are used for the Turtle and thus will have Landscape Point values as well.  Placing Decorations within their sphere of influence will increase your Landscape Point total.  I do not have a Turtle yet, but I imagine the same rules will apply in terms of access.  You will need to connect your Water paths to the Pet House area if you wish the Turtle to be able to operate.

Correlation between Landscape Points and Chests
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The number of Landscape Points that you have determines the number of Chests your Pet can open on any given day.

Up to 1000 Landscape Points: You can open 20 Chests
1198 Landscape Points:  You can open 25 Chests
Maximum number of Chests is 60.

Stove House Recipes
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The Stove House is required for a number of Pet House options, including upgrades.  You cannot use RC to buy the Stove House dishes needed but must cook them if you do not have them in your Barn.

List of Pets
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In the Pet School tab, you can access a menu that will show you all the different sorts of Pets you can have.  To obtain the Pet Cards that earn a given Pet, with the exception of the Turtle Cards given by completing the initial Quest sequence that introduces the entire system, you must complete Guest Orders.  Every different Guest gives different rewards randomly.  You can see the Rewards each Guest CAN give by accessing the Menu in the Guest House.

Obtaining New Pets
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The Animal Cards you earn randomly from completing Guest Orders will allow you to obtain a new pet as follows:

Labrador (your 2nd): 300 Labrador Cards required
Cat: 300 Cat Cards required
Turtle: 300 Turtle Cards required
Bear: 100 Bear Cards required

Each type of Pet has its own special abilities.  For example, the Cat has good sales ability with a base of 150.

Fitting Room
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You can give certain accessories to your Pet by purchasing them either for a limited time period or permanently using TC, the new currency.  The accessories qt present are different types of hats and different bags.  They appear to have no virtue apart from their appearance.

Keeping your Pet Fit and Happy
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Your Pet will operate best if his/her Stamina is at its Maximum.  Pets need Food and Rest.  Sending your Pet home after all its chores are completed allows it to recover its energy.  Feeding it regularly while it is outside the Pet House working to keep it at Maximum Stamina allows him or her to fill orders better as well as keeping the Pet happy while it opens Chests.

You can buy 10 Super Feed at any itme for 1 RC.  You can trade any Cooked Dishes for Feed as well.  Every Cooked Dish has a different trade value in the same way as it does when you need Bait for Fishing.

Buddy Pets
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You can borrow a Buddy Pet or feed one. If the Buddy is at Level 3 or higher, you can do both, feeding the Pet first on the Buddy's Farm and then borrowing it  If the Buddy is only at Level 1 or 2,  you will be able only to borrow the Pet.

When borrowed, the Pet will stay on your Farm until its Stamina reaches zero or reset before returning home.  You can send it home earlier if you have no tasks for it.

With a Buddy's Pet on your Farm, two Chests will appear for EACH Pet.

Both you and your Buddy will receive a Message from Felicia about the Buddy Pet.  If a Buddy borrows your Pet, you will receive 1000 Coins and 5 Green Mystrons with the Message.  If you borrowed a Buddy's Pet, you simply receive a message when it goes home.

The Effect of Borrowing a Buddy Pet
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IMPORTANT:  Many players are afraid that, should they borrow a Buddy's Pet, it will not be avaiable to its owner to use.  This is NOT the case.  You can borrow a Buddy's Pet and your Buddy still will be able to use the Pet.  (Rather like a doppelganger!  The Owner still will see the Pet on the farm and be able to set it to work.)  MOREOVER, more than one Buddy can borrow the SAME Pet during the SAME time period.  Nothing is lost... and the Owner will receive a Reward from Felicia when the Pet is sent home.

Pet House Upgrades
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The first upgrade to Level 2 requires the following:

Reach Level 16
35 Peacock Feathers
15 Macaroni and Cheese
35 Steak Burgers

You can pay RC for the Peacock Feathers and Steak Burgers but you cannot buy your way out of making the Macaroni and Cheese, alas...

To upgrade to Level 3, you will need the following:

Reach Level 25
80 Alpaca Hair (or 1 RC for each that you are lacking)
60 Strawberry Candy (or 1 RC for each that you are lacking)
25 Champagne Punch (you cannot opt to pay RC instead for these)

Upgraded Pet Houses allow you to own more Pets.

There is a little Quest to introduce the Pet House and Guest House as follows:

My First Pet Quest
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My First Pet 1
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Felicia:  Last night I had a wonderful dream!  I dreamt that I adopted a very cute dog.  This dream is still so vivid in my memory... Now I wonder, why don't we have pets actually?

Have a Pet House on your Farm
  Find the Pet House in the Buildings section of the Market for 1000 Coins.

Have 10 paths on your farm
  Note:  Paths must connect to the Pet House

Rewards: 500 Coins, 20 XP

Pet House must be connected by path first.  Lay a path around it.  (N.B.  All paths must be connected in order to allow the Pet to roam and go in and out of the Pet House.  Later in the Quest sequence, you will receive a Guest House which must be connected as well.)

Felicia:  How cute our pet looks walking on the path!  I promise I will tke good care of my new pet!

Reward: 500 Coins, 20 XP

My First Pet II
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Felicia:  Do you know pets will only walk around on the paths?  We already have paths on the farm... I can't wait to see our pet!

Have a Pet on your Farm
  You will find your first Pet inside the Pet House.  It is a Labrador Puppy with a maximum Stamina of 525/525 initially.    It will be a Level 1 Pet.  When you tap on 'Go', it will emerge on the path outside the house.  

Dig 8 chests on the path
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  N.B.  A chest will appear randomly on ANY two Paths that are placed on your Farm whether or not they are connected to the Pet House.  If not connected, you will be forced to move ithe Path with the Chest to connect it before your Pet can go into action.  Once connected, tap on the Exclamation Point and the Pet will begin to dig.  You have to go through this procedure eight times to complete this task.  The first timer is 2 minutes.

Rewards: 500 Coins, 20 XP

The only pet you can have at this point is a Labrador puppy.  The Chests will appear in random places... move them next to a path so the puppy can begin to dig.  When it opens, collect the reward.  I got 2 OP and 90 Coins in the first one.  The next two Chests will appear.  Tap on the Exclamation Point above a Chest to activate your Puppy again. There is another timer.  When the Chest opens, collect the Reward.  Do this eight times.

Warning:  As I stated, a Chest can appear on ANY Path square.  On my farm, I did not realise there were two Chests always intially because one was buried on a path square behind dense Trees.  Try to make certain that all Paths are connected to your Pet House or stored now by using the new Storage option in the Tool bar that is designed specifically for Paths and Pond Water.   Use the new Search Tool in the Path/Pond Tool Menu to locate any hidden Paths and bring them onto the Path area that is connected to your Pet House and Guest Centre.

Pet House

Felicia:  The more pets you have on your farm, the more chests you can find!

My First Pet III
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Felicia:  I think we played with our pet too much.  They look a bit tired.  We can let them rest in the pet house and serve some healthym, organic pet food.

Trade 26 Pet Food
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  To Trade Pet Food, you have to trade your own Cooked Dishes in the same way that Cooked Dishes make Bait.  Each is worth a different amount.

Feed 26 Pet Food
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Unfortunately, my puppy can't eat another bite, at 525/525 so have to wait on this one. You can purchase Pet Food for 1 RC or trade Cooked Dishes for it.  Feeding your Pet, by the way, is the method by which you earn the points needed to raise its Level.

Reward: 500 Coins, 20 XP, 1 Guest Centre

Felicia:  Our pet looks so happy after eating.  When pets have no stamina, they need rest and food!

My First Pet IV
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People from around the world heard about our new pet house and they would love to pay a visit!  Let's welcome the guests!

Have a Guest Centre on your Farm
  You will find the Guest Centre in your Giftbox.  It is very large and takes a lot of space.

Invite the group of guests to the farm
  Guests arrive in a balloon.  You then have to set your pet to one of them to learn the Order.  It is another timer activity so involves waiting. When the timer reaches zero, you will see the Order and be able to fill it.

Complete 3 Guest Orders

  This is a little tricky until you are familiar with the system.  An icon has to appear above the Guest's head before your pet can approach to find out what the order is.  It takes about 3 minutes for the communication to be completed.  You then can sell the item to the Guest.  Each of the first two Guests will have two orders... each is communicated separately and takes 3 minutes.  When completed, you will receive a score based on the time it took to complete ALL Orders, the mood of all Guests after completion and if Mood and Timing are good, you may receive a Bonus.

On one farm, the sales were 1 Cherry twice, and Buffalo Milk Cheese twice... score for the Cherry sales: 100% 40 Coins, for the Buffalo Milk Cheese sales 100%, x78 Coins.  Highest Score given as 2622 which included  a Bonus of 778.  The timer showed 21:03 at the end.

Rewards: 500 Coins, 20 XP

Felicia:  This will be a good business.  When the new area in the Guest Centre opens, we will have all kinds of new guests!

Completed

Landscaping
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Felicia:  Look at our farm.  I think we can do a better job making it pretty for our pet and the new guests who will come to visit.

Increase Landscape Points to 35 points

Have a level 2 Pet
  To go from Level 1 to Level 2 shows one needs 60 points in total

Reward: 500 Coins, 290 Turtle Cards

Landscape Points

Remember the higher the landscape points, the happier our pets and guest will be!

Rewards: 500 Coins, 290 Turtle Chits

Other aspects of new Pet System
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Buddies can feed your Pet and even borrow your Pet for a day.   Spend 1 Red Mystron, restores 5 Pet Stamina and gain 8 XP.  The way to earn the greatest benefit is by first feeding a Buddy's Pet and THEN borrowing it.  You only can borrow from one Buddy per day.

Level Up Pet
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When you have 60/60, you can level up your pet to Level 2 and choose between +90 Max Stamina or Increase Pet's Selling Ability by 6.

When you have 170/170, you can level up again to Level 3.

When you have 358/358, you can increase your Pet's Level to Level 4.   At each new Level, you can choose a higher maximum Stamina or higher selling ability.

To increase your Pet's Level from 4 to Level 5, you need 638 points.
  636/636:  Once again, you can choose between Maximum Stamina and increasing Sales Ability.  At this level, choose +38 increase in maximum Stamina or +6 in Sales Ability.

To increase your Pet's Level from 5 to Level 6:
  1018/1018  Choose between +90 in Maximum Stamina or +6 in Sales Ability.

To increase your Pet's Level from 6 to 7:
   You need 1515 Points.  Increase Stamina Maximum by 90 or Sales Ability by 6 points.

Mootopia
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If you have played the original computer version of Family Farm, you will be familiar with this concept.  Within the Pet System, there is another 'kingdom' with areas that have to be unlocked.  New Guest characters are unlocked to visit when you open a new area of Mootopia.  The initial area contains the Guest Characters of John and Tom.  Each have different preferences.  The Rewards they give are Turtle Cards, a Paint it appears for Pet House slot upgrades and TC currency.

To unlock the second area of Mootopia, you will need:

Reach Level 16
Earn 150 Coins
Have 2 Telescopes  (Telescopes can be found randomly in Chests opened by Pets)

There are a total of four quarters to Mootopia.  The initial one displays a horse and is the Farm Co-op.  The second one displays a scooter when unlocked and is the Schoolhouse.  To unlock the third, you will need the following:

Reach Level 18
Earn 900 Coins
Have a Turtle as a Pet
5 Telescopes (Telescopes are found randomly in Chests on the Paths)

The four areas of Mootopia have names as follows:  The Farm Co-op, Schoolhouse, Peaceful Bay and finally, Metropolis.

Passposts
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You need a Passport in order to be able to invite Guests to your Farm.  The Passport is shown as a book with a Star in the centre.  The number of Stars on the Passport determines the type of Orders you will receive from Guests.  To do a 2 star order, you need a 2 star passport.  For a 3 Star Order, you need a 3 Star Passport.  Only 1 Star Orders will be available at the start.

When you open the Guest Invite Menu, you will see the number of Passports you have currently as well as the number that will be needed to invite Guests.  If you see -1 for example next to the Start Button, it signifies that your Passports will decrease by one when you invite the next lot of Guests to your Farm.

The Paths Menu in the Guest House shows the number of Paths needed to invite Guests as well as the number currently connected on your Farm.  At the start, you will need a total of 10 connected Paths to invite any Guests.

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A minimu of 20 Chests will show each day.  Increasing your Landscape Points total will increase the total number of Chests that will appear.  At each Level, your chance of receiving a specific type of Chest will change.  For example, at the initial Level, your best chance is to receive the Bronze Chest.

0 to 1000 Bronze Chests are the best chance but you have a low chance of receiving Silver.  None at all to receive Gold or Bejewelled.

1000 to 2000 Silver is the best chance, but there is a liow chance of receiving Bronze and a rare chance of recieving Gold.  No chance of receiving the Bejewelled Chest yet.

The Chests are Bronze, Silver, Gold and Bejewelled.  Tap on your Landscape Point total at the top of the left side of the screen to see your current chances of receiving Chests of any type.
Points go from 0 to 5000+

09 September 2016

Career Day Quest and Graduate Caps Collections Mission



(Darryl as a Firefighter, one of his future options for his career on Career Day)

A new timed Mission has been released in tandem with the usual Collections Mission.  An added reward for completing each part of the traditional Quest sequence is a material in the form of the Blue Wall that is a part for the new Classroom Base.   The Classroom Base is now in the Market in the Decorations section for 2000 Coins.   A new Farm Beauty Contest is live now as well.

Decoration Rewards are a Mini Lemonade Stand and a Lemonade Stand.

Graduate Caps Collections Mission
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70 Dark Blue Graduate Caps from Blueberries

50 Black Graduate Caps from Rye Flour

30 Red Graduate Caps from Salami

10 Yellow Graduate Caps from Nutmeg

The reward is a Nectarine Tree.  If you do not wish to complete the Collections, you can find it in the Market for 8 RC.

Premium Items Needed
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As usual, you will need a premium Tree to complete the Collections Mission to obtain a new Premium Tree in the form of the Nectarine Tree.  The premium tree needed is the Nutmeg Tree.  Other premium Trees needed for use in Recipes and harvesting tasks that are required to complete Career Day tasks in the quest sequence are the Juniper Bush and the Jasmine Bush.  The Juniper Bush is being offered with a Decoration in the Special Offers currently on the upper right of the screen.  What is peculiar is that most of the Decorations and Trees included in the current special offers are not required either for the current time-restricted Quest OR as theme items in the current Farm Beauty Contest!  Only the new Studying Monkey Decoration is a current Theme Decoration.  As the tasks in question require that you actually harvest a specific number of fruits from these Trees, you will be unable to simply purchase the fruits for use in the recipes from a neighbour in his/her Flea Market or in the E-Mart.

Another premium item needed is the Coffee Machine.  This Machine, as well as any premium Trees can be obtained randomly from the Green Mystrons Mystery Shop but otherwise requires RC to purchase in the Market.

You will need Millet, harvested from a Collectable in the form of a Millet Bush, found in the Market for 4 RC.  The problem here is that Collectable harvests cannot be speeded.  If you do not have a Millet Bush on your Farm, you may find it time-consuming to wait for sufficient harvests to make the Recipe that needs Millet.  You may wish to ask your Neighbours to place Millet in their Flea Markets instead.

The Quest sequence is not too difficult this time but you will need Power and OP is required in fair quantities if you opt for Batch Production.  Remember that you now can purchase both Power and OP twice each day in the Daily Specials Tab of the Market.

Career Day Quest
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Career Day 1
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Darryl:  Hello Farmer!  Great to see you!  A big dy is coming up at my school and all students are helping with the preparations!  I am so busy and I could really use a hand!  Would you mind taking care of those crops for me?

Harvest 40 Pasture
  Skip for 10 RC

Feed Limousin Cattle 40 times
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 8 Apples
  Skip for 8 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP, 1 Blue Wall

Darryl:  Thanks a lot!  There's still a lot to do though!

Career Day 2
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Darryl:  Oh haha, I got so caught up in work I forgot to tell you about the big occasion we're getting ready for!  It's Career Day!  Every year our school invites parents and local community members to talk about their jobs!

Collect 40 Eggs
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 40 Cucumbers
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 8 dishes of Stir-Fry Veggies
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Carrots and 5 Cucumbers

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP, 1 Blue Wall

Darryl:  People from many different professions come to our school and share their experience with us students!

Career Day 3
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Darry:  So... I was thinking...  Since you're one of the most experienced farmers I know, would you be interested in coming to my school to talk about your work?

Produce 20 jars of Blueberry Jam
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 40 bottles of Buffalo Milk
  Skip for 10 RC
  Batch production uses 80 OP

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

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP, 1 Blue Wall

Darryl:  Yeah!  You!  Your farm is amazing and every one is impressed with how you handle it!  Please, pretty please!

Career Day 4
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Darryl:  Come on!  It's not so hard!  You could just bring in some props and tell the students about your usual day of work... You know, taking care of the animals, harvesting crops, fishing... What do you say?

Produce 40 bags of Wheat Flour
  Skip for 10 RC
  Cost is 80 OP for Batch Production

Produce 40 Buffalo Milk Cheese
  Skip for 10 RC
  Cost is 80 OP for Batch Production

Harvest 8 Coconuts
  Skip for 8 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP, 1 Blue Wall

Special Reward: Mission Gift Box

Darryl:  Hooray!  I'm so excited to introduce you to my classmates and teachers!

Career Day 5
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Darryl:  Okay, so you think of what you are going to show the students and I will ask Felicia to help me with some cooking!  We need plenty of snacks and drinks for the event!

Produce 12 glasses of Cherry Juice
  Skip for 12 RC
  Cost is 24 OP for Batch Production

Prepare 12 Apple Milkshakes
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 1 Milk and 1 Apple Juice

Collect 8 jars of Nectar
  Skip for 8 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP, 1 Blue Wall

Darryl:  Off to a good start!  But there will be many students hungry for knowledge... and food!

Career Day 6
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Darryl:  Grandma said we can use some fruits from the Nectarine Tree!  They'll go perfectly with what I have in  mind!  What about you?  How are your preparations going?

Place a Nectarine Tree on your Farm
  (Reward from Collection Mission)
  Skip for 10 RC (or purchase for 8 RC in the Market)

Prepare 12 Coconut Milk
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 1 Coconut and 2 Sugar

Produce 50 Duck Eggs
  Skip for 12 RC
  Cost is 100 OP for Batch Production

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP, 1 Blue Wall

Darryl:  Ready whenever you are!  Let's take the food and head to school!  Career day starts soon!

Career Day 7
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Darryl:  Here we are!  Just look at this!  There are so many people from different professions!  Maybe today I will make up my mind about who I want to be when I grow up!

Prepare 8 Honey Broiled Nectarines
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Nectarine and 2 Honey Syrup

Harvest 8 Juniper Berries
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepre 8 Juniper Sausage
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Beef Salami and 1 Juniper Berry

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP, 1 Blue Wall

Darryl:  I know!  But there are too many choices!  I can't decide between a firefighter, a police officer, a pilot and a superhero...

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Darryl:  The first one to share his experiences is our local doctor.  Look, he even brought some props for us to have a try!  Can I examine you, farmer?  Breathe in!  Breathe out!  Say 'aaaaah'!

Ask Neighbours for 20 Toy Stethoscopes
  Skip for 20 RC

Prepare 8 Blueberry Nectarine Cobblers
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 3 Blueberry Jam and 1 Nectarine

Harvest 50 Spinach
  Skip for 12 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP, 1 Blue Wall

Darryl:  My diagnosis is... You're as healthy as a horse!

Special Reward:  Mini Lemonade Stand Decoration for Seaside Farm

Note:  The second half of the Quest sequence will require a higher level of Experience than the first in terms of your general farm Level and will include Island Tasks.  If you do not have access to the Island, you can opt to skip the tasks by paying RC to do so, but the cost can be high.

Career Day 9
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Darryl:  Coming up next is a lady working in a beauty salon.  She is going to teach us all about organic cosmetics and beauty products!  I guess this is a little too girly for me...

Craft 6 Clay Facial Masks
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 2 Algae Powder, 1 Batter and 1 Distilled Water.  Made in the Beauty Shop, each takes 5 minutes to complete.  You will be credited for the task, however, when you first begin the project in each case.

Prepare 6 Dishes of Lemon Fish
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Butterfish (Bone Hook) and 1 Lemon

Prepare 8 Stuffed Nectarines
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Honey Broiled Nectarines and 1 Blueberry Nectarine Cobbler.  You should have both from previous tasks.

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Darryl:  Hmm, I actually enjoyed making face masks!  Please don't tell Felicia!

Career Day 10
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Darryl:  This is really fun, don't you think?  Let's take a short break and get something to eat!  Are you worried about your performance, farmer?

Harvest 8 Peaches
  Skip for 8 RC

Produce 12 Bags of Chestnut Flour
  Skip for 12 RC
  This is an Island Task.
  Cost is 48 OP for Batch Production.

Prepare 8 Tong Yip Dough
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Wheat Flour and 1 Duck Egg

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Darryl:  Great, because it's your turn next!  Break a leg!

Career Day 11
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Darryl:  Wow, you did great!  What an idea to show the students a different approach to farming!  You're right - it's not just about crops and animals!  My classmates loved your presentation about the Island Farm!

Produce 8 jars of Peach Confiture
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Peaches and 4 Sugar

Make 3 Wooden Planks
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 log of Cedar Wood
  Each takes 10 minutes to complete but task will be credited when you begin it.

Transport 50 Garlic to your Seaside Farm
  Skip for 12 RC
  This is an Island Crop

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

 Darryl:  Hmm, you made the farmer's job sound so cool, I might actually reconsider my career choice!

Career Day 12
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Darryl:  You left every one speechless, farmer!  Or maybe they are just really thirsty!  I'd better go to get us some drinks.  You stay here and answer the students' questions.

Harvest 8 Jasmine
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Jars of Jasmine Nectar
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires  1 Jasmine and 1 Nectar

Prepare 8 Dishes of Millet Dumplings
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Millet and 1 Tong Yip Dough.  Millet is a Collectable sold in the Market for 4 RC.  You will have 8 Tong Yip Dough from an earlier task but will need more.

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Darryl:  Phew, I am back!  Can you help put those on the counter for every one to share?  Thanks!

Special Reward: Island Mission Gift Box

Career Day 13
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Darryl:  Now here is some one I've been waiting for all day long!  It's the local chief of police!  He is so strong and brave!  A real hero!  I wonder what he is going to teach us today.

Ask Neighbours for 20 Sheriffs' Badges
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 60 Bundles of Camel Hair
  Skip for 15 RC
  This is an Island Task.
  Cost of Batch Production is 120 OP.

Prepare 8 Peach Buns
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Millet Dumpling and 1 Peach Confiture.  You should have both from previous tasks.

Darryl:  The chief showed us a few tricks and I even got to try using the handcuffs!  Every one got a Sheriff's Badge, too!

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Career Day 14
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Darryl:  A few construction workers came in to talk about their jobs.  They looked so cool in their helmets...And they are extremely strong!  We are going to learn how to make simple tools!

Complete 3 Helicopter Orders
  Skip for 6 RC
  This is an Island Task.
  Each takes 20 minutes to complete.

Craft 4 Wrenches in the Hardware Store
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each  takes 1 hour to complete but will be counted when you begin the task.

Produce 20 Garlic Bread
  Skip for 10 RC
  Requires 120 OP for Batch Production. Island Batch Production generally is more expensive than Seaside Batch Production.

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Darryl:  Working in the Garage was awesome!  I'm going to show Daddy what I learned today!  He's going to be so proud!

Career Day 15
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Darryl:  The Career Day is coming to an end.  Last one to talk today is a famous chef running a well-known kitchen nearaby!  This is going to be interesting.  I love cooking!

Tend Flowers in your Botanic Garden 6 times
  Skip for 6 RC
  Monkey Boost will decrease the time between tendings for players who are at low levels in their Botanic Gardens with few slots open.

Produce 60 Dried Strawberries
  Skip for 15 RC
  Note:  You must transport the Strawberries to the Island first.  Split them between different zeppelins to decrease transport time. 

Prepare 8 Bowls of Jasmine Coconut
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Coconut Milk and 1 Jasmine

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Darryl:  What?!  My GRANDMA was the famous chef?!  Ha ha, how could i not know that?  Every one loved the food she'd made us!  Great job, Grandma!

Career Day 16
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Darryl:  This was an amazing day!  We learned so much and I think I now know who I want to be when I grow up...

Prepare 8 Dumplings in Coconut Cream
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Sweet Dumplings and 1 Jasmine Coconut
  Each Sweet Dumplings requires 1 Soft Dough and 3 Sweet Potatoes
  Each Soft Dough requires 1 Cake Flour and 1 Batter
  Each Cake Flour requires 2 Oat Flour and 2 Rye Flour
  Each Batter requires 2 Wheat Flour and 1 Egg

Harvest 60 Coffee Beans
  Skip for 15 RC

Produce 60 cups of Mocha Coffee
  Skip for 15 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Darryl:  A farming police doctor beauty construction officer!

Special Reward: Lemonade Stand Decoration, 9 Charm

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Register all three items in the Collections Set before the Quest expires to receive the special Reward of a Clam Friendship Flower.  All Rewards are: 1 RC, 88 Green Mystrons, 1 Clam Friendship Flower.  You must register the Nectarine Tree, the Mini Lemonade Stand and the Lemonade Stand to receive the entire set of Rewards.


















26 August 2016

Farm Gym Time-Restricted Quest and Dumbbells Collection Mission




(Completed Base with all three of the premium animals on it and the Ball Basket.  All three of the animals are animated and there is more than one very cute sequence that involves the Boxer and the Tennis Player.)

The new time-restricted Farm Gym Quest has been released in tandem with a Dumbbells Collections Mission.  The Collections Mission has a Stove House Recipe as its reward and you will need it to complete Part 8 of the Farm Gym traditional Quest.  Note that the first eight parts of the Quest give an additional Reward in the form of the last material for the Base, a Liner. 

Dumbbells Collections Mission
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The reward is another Stove House Recipe, this one for Grilled Lemon Chicken.  This appears to be the new pattern, alternating Stove House Recipes with Trees as Rewards for these missions.

Farm Stadium Base
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Note: You will receive the last materials needed to complete your Base by completing the first eight parts of the Farm Gym Quest sequence.

Remember that, once the Base is completed, you will find a Search option (magnifying glass icon) within the Move Tool Menu when you access the Base using it that will show you every Decoration that can be placed on it as well as their positions on the base.

Collections Set
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The Collections Set for this Mission consists of the Organic Asparagus Bush with the two Decoration rewards in the form of the Mini Beverage Machine and the Healthy Beverage Machine.  Remember to register all items in the Gallery in order to obtain all Collection Rewards of 1 RC, 88 Green Mystrons and 1 Clam Friendship Flower.

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A number of premium items are needed for this Quest.  The Organic Asparagus Bush is a Collectable that costs 4 RC in the Market.  It was a Reward for another Collections Mission in the past.  Other premium items are Trees including the Adzuki Tree, the Sakura Tree and the Chinese Toon Tree.

As usual, the second half of the Quest sequence includes Island Tasks and this Quest requires two Island Trees in the form of the Tea Tree and the Bamboo Tree, both found under the Fruit Tree tab.  You will need both a Panda and the Flower Basket Machine as well as the Essential Oil Machine if you wish to complete all the Island Tasks in the second half of the Quest sequence.

Farm Gym Quest
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 Farm Gym 1
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Felicia:  Last night I was watching the swimming race on TV and every swimmer had such a fit body!  i want to be like them too!

Collect 40 Eggs
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 40 Rye
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 40 sacks of Rye Flour
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP, 1 Liner (for Base)

Felicia:  They're my inspiration!  Shall we go for a swim?

Farm Gym 2
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Felicia:  I should warm up before playing sports.  Do you want to join, farmer?  Let's warm up by harvesting crops!

Harvest 40 Clover
  Skip for 10 RC

Collect 40 Milk
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 12 Cherries
  Skip for 12 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP, 1 Liner

Felicia:  The plots are clean, and I'm ready to do some sports now!

 Farm Gym 3
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Felicia:  Working under the sun makes me exhausted!  And thirsty too!  Could you help to make some juice for me, please?

Produce 12 glasses of Cherry Juice
  Skip for 12 RC

Collect 20 jars of Honey
  Skip for 10 RC

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

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP, 1 Liner

Felicia:  It's so refreshing!  But I hope you didn't put any extra syrup in my drink!  Hehe...

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Felicia:  I'm so tired from working today.  Can I work out tomorrow instead of today?  I promise I won't change my mind again!  Let's have an early dinner and rest up for tomorrow!

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

Collect 40 bottles of  Buffalo Milk
  Skip for 10 RC
  80 OP for Batch Production if you wish to use that option

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

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP, 1 Liner

Felicia:  Delicious as always!  What should I wear for tomorrow?  Can't wait!

Special Reward: Mission Gift Box

Farm Gym 5
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Felicia:  Morning, sunshine!  Let's finish today's orders and get ready for exercise!  I bet my body will be looking perfecto like a model soon!

Finish all of today's orders on the Order Board
  Skip for 5 RC
  N.B.  If, like me, you completed all of them last night, you can refresh the Board for 1 RC and complete the new orders or wait until the game refreshes.

Harvest 40 Sweet Potatoes
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 40 Oat Bread
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP, 1 Liner

Felicia:  I'm more than ready!  Let's do it!

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Felicia:  My father told me I should stretch before exercising to make my body flexible and prevent injury during a workout.  He suggested some jumping.  Do you have a skipping rope that I can borrow?

Ask Neighbours for 20 Skipping Ropes
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 8 Lemons
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 12 plates of Egg Rolls
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 2 Eggs and 1 Cake Flour

Rewards: 2500 Coins, 180 XP, 1 Liner

Felicia:  Huff!  I managed to jump for only a whole minute!  THis shows how unfit I am!

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Felicia:  Dad decided to take me to the gym near our farm after i finished skipping.  He made me cycle for an hour there!  Afterwards, we walked back home and I decided to do some farm work to cool down my body after all that exercise!

Harvest 8 Adzukis
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 12 jars of Honey Syrup
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 8 Honey and 4 Milk

Prepare 8 Adzuki Paste
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Adzuki and 1 Honey Syrup

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP, 1 Liner

Felicia:  Afterwards, I took a shower, but I still feel so tired.  I think I might need a massage!

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Felicia:  Working out was hard for me today!  But we need healthy food so we can build some muscles.  We have a lot of fresh products, so we definitely can prepare healthy food.  Do you want to help me, farmer?

Cook 3 Grilled Lemon Chicken in the Stove House
  Skip for 9 RC
  The Recipe is a Stove House Recipe and is the Reward for completing the Collections Mission

Produce 40 jars of Strawberry Jam
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 8 Strawberry Parfaits
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Sour Cream and 2 Strawberry Jam.  You will have only 8 Sour Cream from the previous task.

Felicia:  Yum!  Your dishes were so delicious!  Thank you so much!

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP, 1 Liner

Special Reward: Mini Beverage Machine Decoration for Seaside Farm

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Felicia:  I feel like my muscles will ache tomorrow.  Maybe I should have a massage... What's better than a normal massage?  An oil massage!  We can have a facial too.  What do you think?

Transport 50 Daisies to the Island Farm
  Skip for 12 RC
  You can split these between zeppelins for faster transport.

Produce 20 bottles of Daisy Essential Oils
  Skip for 20 RC
  This is an Island Task
  OP Cost for Batch Production is 80 OP

Make 6 Clay Facial Masks in the Beauty Shop
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requries 2 Algae Powder, 1 Batter and 1 Distilled Water

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Felicia:  I feel so good after the massage!  You're the best, my lovely farmer!

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Felicia:  I told Dad I would go running with him tomorrow morning!  But we have orders due tomorrow and we had better finish them so they won't be late.  Could you help me now so that I won't miss those orders?

Harvest 50 Mushrooms
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 12 plates of Chinese Toon Salad
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 1 Chinese Toon and 3 Mushrooms

Transport 50 Lilies to the Island Farm
  Skip for 12 RC
  Split these between zeppelins for faster transport.

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Felicia:  Good job!  Now we can have a good long run tomorrow morning!

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Felicia:  I went running round the farm with my father this morning.  You should do the same, farmer!  The morning air is so fresh and I felt so much better afterwards!  This makes me hungry though, so who wants some breakfast?

Produce 50 Buffalo Milk Cheese
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 12 plates of Herb Cream Cheese
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 1 Herb and 3 Buffalo Milk Cheese

Prepare 12 Cream Cheese Bagels
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 1 Oat Bread and 1 Herb Cream Cheese

Rewards: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Felicia:  I'm so full!  I promised Grandma that I would do yoga with her this afternoon.  Do you wanna join?

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Felicia:  Before yoga, let's check our farm work.  Let's see... it seems we have more orders coming.  We had best finish them before our yoga session with Grandma.  Can you help me?  I don't want to be late.

Complete 3 Helicopter Orders
  Skip for 6 RC
  This is an Island Task and each taks 18 minutes to complete.  An order will be credited as soon as it is set in motion, however.

Harvest 15 Tea Tree Leaves
  Skip for 15 RC
  This is an Island Tree

Produce 12 Tea Tree Essential Oils
  Skip for 12 RC
  This is an Island Task

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Felicia:  We did it!  Thank you again for your help!

Special Reward: Island Mission Gift Box

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Felicia:  Oh, it seems we have to bring our own yoga equipment.  I didn't bring mine.  What should I do now?  I don't want to go back home and miss this yoga session. Do you have any ideas, farmer?

Ask for 20 Yoga Balls from Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 15 Bamboo Shoots
  Skip for 15 RC
  This is an Island Tree

Prepare 12 Asparagus Bagels
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 1 Cream Cheese Bagel and 1 Asparagus

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Felicia:  Your idea was perfect!  Fortunately, our neighbours were ready to help and I managed to join the yoga session!

Farm Gym 14
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Felicia:  I'm feeling a bit faint.  I might need some sugar after all the exercises I did today.  What do you think?  Can I have a tiny, tiny bit of sugar?  Like maybe a small piece of cake or one candy?

Produce 20 Peach Candies
  Skip for 10 RC
  Cost is 60 OP for Batch Production

Produce 12 Black Forest Cakes
  Skip for 12 RC
  Cost is

Prepare 12 Chinese Toon Egg Rolls
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 1 Egg Roll and 1 Chinese Toon Salad  (You should have both from earlier tasks)

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Felicia:  I feel more alive after the sugar rush!  But now I need to exercise more and I can't wait for it!

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Felicia:  I accidentally ate too much sugar yesterday so today I need to exercise extra hard!  I will not give up on my fit body!  However, we need some energy before we start.  Can you prepare something for me?

Prepare 8 Summer Brunch Sets
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Asparagus Bagel and 1 Strawberry Parfait (You should have both from earlier tasks)

Harvest 8 Sakura Flowers
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Layered Mochi
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Sweet Dumpling and 1 Sakura Flower
  Each Sweet Dumpling requires 1 Soft Dough and 3 Sweet Potatoes
  Each Soft Dough requires 1 Cake Flour and 1 Batter

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Felicia:  I exercised after all the food and now I can see some muscles on my arms!  Fit body, I'm on my way!

Farm Gym 16
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Felicia:  Thank you for always supporting me, farmer!  Father and Grandma too as they always want me to be healthy and always choose the best thing for me!  Let's make something special for them to show our appreciation!

Produce 15 Bamboo Baskets
  Skip for 15 RC
  This ia an Island Task
  Cost is 30 OP for Batch Production from the Panda

Produce 15 Lily Baskets
  Skip for 15 RC
  This is an Island Task
  Cost is 90 OP for Batch Production in the Flower Basket Machine

Prepare 8 plates of Sakura Mochi
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Adzuki Paste and 1 Layered Mochi  (You should have both from earlier tasks)

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Special Reward: Healthy Vending Machine Decoration

Felicia:  Thank you for everything, farmer!  This wouldn't have happened without your help!  Have a nice day!





















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.