21 January 2017

Chinese New Year Guests and Pets

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guest Levels and Passport Levels
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Level 1:

Unlocked automatically.

1 Star Guest Visit Requirements:

10 Paths

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

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

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

2 Star Guest Visit Requirements:

35 Paths, 9 Water Paths

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

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

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

3 Star Guest Visit Requirements:

50 Paths, 10 Water Paths

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

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

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

Jane
1 Rice Noodles
1 Honey
1 Rice Noodles
1 Honey

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

Jane
1 Rice Noodles
1 Rice Noodles
5 Honey
5 Lychees

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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Level 1 Guest Items included:

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


Level 2 Guest Orders included:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13 January 2017

Journey to Anatolia Quest and Turkish Delights Collections Mission


(Photograph of the Father on his way to Anatolia...  I believe this is the first Quest that features him as the main character in a journey.  He was absent from the family for many years but we never shared in his adventures before.  He is looking rather dapper here and a bit Turkish if truth be known.)




(Photographs of some of the Turkish destinations mentioned by Father: Sultanahmet Mosque, Hot Air Balloons over Cappadocia and Anatalya)
The current time-restricted Quest has the usual traditional Quest sequence of 16 parts with a Collections Mission that has another Stove House Recipe as its reward.

Turkish Delights Collections Mission
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The reward for this Collections Mission is a Stove House Recipe in the form of Baked Rice Pudding Recipe.

Journey to Anatolia 1
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Father: Wherever you go in the world, you absolutely have to see Turkey once in your life: a place where East meets West in the centre of the world!  We need to make sure that all our farm tasks are done though before we go!

Collect 40 Bottles of Milk
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 40 Oats
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 4 Cinnamon
  Skip for 4 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Father:  I'm super excited!  I don't think I'll be able to sleep tonight!

Journey to Anatolia 2
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Father:  I'll take Darryl and Felicia with me this time.  Grandma will stay behind to make sure the farm and the animals are well kept!

Harvest 40 Pasture
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 40 Bottles of Mayonnaise
  Skip for 10 RC

Collect 20 Honey
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Father:  Darryl doesn't want to leave Grandma behind... maybe next time...

Journey to Anatolia 3
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Father:  I'll take this sweater, hat and gloves to make sure that I keep myself warm.  Turkey must be cold during this season.  You guys make sure to take some warm clothes with you as well!

Harvest 40 Cane
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 40 Sugar
  Skip for 10 RC

Ask for 20 Scarf and Berets from Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Father:  Who cares?  We'll have some Turkish Tea and stay warm!

Journey to Anatolia 4
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Father:  Are you guys all set?  Tickets and passports?  Let's make sure to take some of that pastry and cake Grandma cooked for the road.

Produce 40 Bottles of Ketchup
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 40 Cheddar Cheese
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 8 Bowls of Cottage Cheese
  N.B.  You will need 16 ultimately as ingredients
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 2 Cheddar Cheese and 2 Milk

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

Father:  So happy we can enjoy both Grandma's treats AND go to Turkey!

Journey to Anatolia 5
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Father:  After a rather long trip on Farm Airlines, we finally landed at Istanbul.  I'm so excited, and hungry at the same time!  But let's go to the hotel first and settle in.

Prepare 12 Milk Cookies
  Skip for 12 RC

  Each requires 1 Condensed Milk and 1 Wheat Flour
  Each Condensed Milk requires 1 Milk and 1 Sugar

Produce 40 Cheeseburgers
  Skip for 20 RC
  (This is an expensive price for skipping this task!)

Ask for 20 Pillows from Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Father:  I feel quite alright!  Let the Turkey tour begin!

Journey to Anatolia 6
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Father:  First stop, Blue Mosque!  What a magnificent place!  Hagia Sophia is right across too!  We have to taste the famous Sultanahmet Meatballs!

Prepare 12 Meatballs
  Skip for 12 RC

  Each requires 1 Steak Tartare and 1 Soft Dough

Harvest 8 Juneberry
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Juneberry Dots
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 2 Cottage Cheese and 1 Juneberry

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Father:  These are the best meatballs I ever had in my life!

Journey to Anatolia 7
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Father:  We took a stroll down to Eminonu from the Blue Mosque.  Hey look, they sell grilled fish on those boats over there!  I am not that hungry, but I can't help eating these yummies!

Fish 8 Times with the Squid Hook
  Skip for 8 RC

Process 6 Seaweed in the Seafood House
  Skip for 6 RC

Prepare 6 Plates of Wakame Salad
  Skip for 6 RC

  Each requires 1 Dried Wakame and 1 Cooked Sea Lettuce

  N.B.  If you do not have them in stock, you will need to process 6 Wakame and 6 Sea Lettuce in the Seafood House to be able to make the required dishes.

Rewards: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Father:  Here, squeeze some lemon on your fish!

Journey to Anatolia 8
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Father:  You know the best thing about this city, farmer?  That you can see Europe when you're on the Asian side and Asia when you're in Europe.  Why don't we have a cup of tea with this splendid view?

Cook 3 Baked Rice Pudding in the Stove House
  Recipe is the Reward from Collections Mission
  Skip for 9 RC

Prepare 8 Plates of Cashew Milk Cookies
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 1 Milk Cookie and 2 Cashews

Prepare 6 Maple Tea
  Skip for 6 RC

  Each requires 2 Milk and 1 Maple Syrup

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Father:  Did you know that Tea is the national breakfast drink in Turkey?
Special Reward: Chinese Fortune Pet House Hat . (a Reward presumably linked to the upcoming Lunar New Year)

Journey to Anatolia 9
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Father:  Even if you had months, it wouldn't be enough to discover the whole city!  But let's go and see other places.    Wait for us, Cappadocia, here we come!  By the way, does anybody else feel a bit thirsty?

Produce 12 Glasses of Orange Juice
  Skip for 12 RC

Harvest 12 Tea Tree Leaves
  Skip for 12 RC
  This is an Island Tree

Prepare 6 Royal Salad
  Skip for 6 RC

  Each requires 1 Seafood Salad and 1 Cashew
  Each Seafood Salad requires 1 Mayonnaise and 1 Wakame Salad

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Father:  This place is gorgeous!  It's a bit cold, but it's worth it!

Journey to Anatolia 10
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Father:  We left early and flew to Cappadocia.  Did you see all those grapevines on the way?  Were those real or am I in a dream?

Harvest 50 Barley
  Skip for 12 RC
  This is an Island Crop

Produce 50 Bottles of White Wine
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 8 Honey Syrup
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 8 Honey and 4 Milk

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Father:  Let's have a bite to eat and begin discovering this place!

Journey to Anatolia 11
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Cappadocia has one of the most beautiful sunrise views!  Flying above the Fairy Chimneys in a hot air balloon was just marvelous!  Having a healthy breakfast after sunrise would be great!

Prepare 8 Soft Dough
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 1 Cake Flour and 1 Batter

Produce 40 Loaves of Black Bread
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 40 Beef Salami
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Father:  Next is a tour of the ancient underground city!  Sounds fun!

Journey to Anatolia 12
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Father:  Next stop is Antalya to the south.  It is quite warm here compared to where we were before. What an interesting place!

Prepare 8 Volcano Cake
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 1 Love Cake and 1 Baking Soda

Prepare 8 Rock Candies
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 2 Sugar Cubes and 1 Honey Syrup
  Each Sugar Cube requires Sugar x 2

Transport 60 Bottles of Ketchup to the Island Farm
  Skip for 15 RC

  N.B.  You will need 20 of these for a later Island task as well as 20 Beef Salami so if you do not have these in your Island Barn, take this opportunity to transport 20 Beef Salami as well,

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Special Reward: Island Mission Gift Box

Father: You could even swim in the sea if you're crazy enough!

Journey to Anatolia 13
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Father:  Before we move to visit ancient Roman cities around Izmir, let's try a local snack, such as grilled chestnuts!

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

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

Prepare 8 Beer Snacks
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 1 Soft Dough and 1 Cashew

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Father:  The bus ride through Nature was so pleasant!

Journey to Anatolia 14
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Izmir has such wonderful scenery.  The walk by the sea was unforgettable!

Prepare 10 Meatloaf
  Skip for 10 RC

  Each requires 1 Grilled Flank Steak and 1 Cheese Burger

Prepare 8 Summer Sweets
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 1 Juneberry Dot and 1 Rock Candy

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

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Father:  The fun never stops!

Journey to Anatolia 15
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Father:  There is lots of local food here, and it is very difficult to decide what to eat.  Let's be adventurous and try something different!

Produce 60 Dried Zucchini
  Skip for 15 RC
  This is an Island Task

Produce 20 Beef Hotdogs
  Skip for 10 RC
  This is an Island Task

Prepare 8 Bologna Sausages
  Skip for 8 RC

  Each requires 1 Meatloaf and 3 Cashews

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Father:  We definitely will gain weight after this journey!

Journey to Anatolia 16
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Father:  The ancient city of Ephesus is our last stop, then we have to go back to  our farm.  Let's not forget to get a souvenir for Grandma!

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

  Each requires 1 Clay Facial Mask, 2 Blue Roses and 2 Red Roses, takes a quarter of an hour to complete.  Task is counted when you place ingredients in slot, however.

Dig 8 Chests on the Farm
  No option to skip task

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

  Each requires 2 Mohair Yarn and 1 Cedar Wood

Father:  Great fun for such a short trip!  All thanks to you, Farmer!  See you later!

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Final Reward: Evil Eye Vase Decoration

Collection Set
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This time, the Collection Set consists of two Trees in the form of the Cashew and the Juneberry Trees and the Evil Eye Vase Decoration.  Register all three before the expiration of the Quest to obtain a Clam Friendship Flower as well as the usual 88 Green Mystrons and 1 RC.

Ice Base
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The Ice Base is back in the Market.  You can purchase it for 3000 Coins.  Materials to complete it can be purchased in the Special Daily Deals section of the Market or you can purchase them for 1 RC each.

New animated stackable Decorations for the Base are being offered in the special Sales available in the top right corner of your game screen.  These consist of the following:  Seal Fish Bucket, Seal Ice Pond and Seal on the Rock.  When all three are on the Base, they will perform a cute sequence of tossing a fish to one another.  Finally, the Seal in the Seal Fish Bucket will eat the fish.









Above, a photo of the three new Decorations.  The Seal in the Fish Bucket has taken a dive in this moment, while the Seal in the Pond has leapt into the air and the Seal on the Rock, awakening from a doze on the rock, is fully involved in the movements of the fish from seal to seal.



30 December 2016

New Year's Day Quest and Korean Kites Collections Mission



The Collections Mission is to collect Korean Kites.    The Reward is a Collectable in the form of the Glutinous Rice Mortar.  Although this may appear in the Collectables section of the Market once the Quest expires, it will not be found there now.

Note from Freyashawk:  Many gamers who are familiar with my guides for Harvest Moon are aware of my great and abiding love for the series.  Pounding Rice on New Year's Day was an important ritual in Harvest Moon and the Rice Cakes made from that featured always in the game.  Seeing the Mortar here in Family Farm Seaside reminds me of great moments in Harvest Moon...

Special Rewards from Mission
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Once upon a time, the special Reward for completing a time-restricted Mission was a Decoration. Then came the Island Farm and we were given two Decorations, one for the Seaside Farm and one for the Island Farm...  These were the Golden Days of Seaside, because the cleanable Island Decorations tend to give better Rewards than their Seaside counterparts.  For some reason, the powers that be felt we should not have any more Island Decorations, and changed the Rewards yet again to give us TWO Seaside Decorations that were paired and almost identical in nature.  For example, we received two Drum Sets or two Lemonade Stands...  Came the Pet House and now we tend to be given an Accessory for the Pet House and one Decoration for the Seaside Farm.

The reason I mention this is because a player will not be able to use the Pet House accessory thus bestowed unless he/she has upgraded the Pet House.  Pet House Ears are unlocked when you upgrade to Level 2.  Pet House Hair is unlocked when you upgrade to Level 3.  The Reward in this case is a set of Rabbit Pet House Ears.

To upgrade your Pet House to Level 2, you will need the following:

Reach Level 16
35 Peacock Feathers (need Peacock)
15 Macaroni and Cheese (Stove House)
35 Steak Burgers (need Burger Machine)

To change the appearance of your Pet House, tap on the rainbow-coloured Paint Roller on the left of the Pet House menu.  You then will be able to see the parts that you have and the Level at which they can be used.  Note that you must find any Pet House accessory in your Gift Box first and choose to 'Use' it before it will be available for use in the Pet House menu!

Collectable Ingredients Needed
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The Collectables in Seaside are an odd set of items . They produce according to a set schedule and you cannot make them produce any faster.  Most Collectables can be purchased for a small amount of RC in the Market but there are a few that can be purchased for Coins.  Unfortunately, in MY view, the Coin Collectables are temporary objects that will produce only for 3 days before they vanish from your farm.  You can repurchase them, of course, but I find the entire process a nuisance.

The reason I mention them here is that you will need the temporary Collectables for the traditional Quest so make certain that you purchase the Soy Sauce Barrels and the Spice Rack and the Yeast Barrel as well for good measure.

Quest Task Changes
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Recently, I have found that there are some small differences in tasks where these time-restricted Quests are concerned.  Please forgive me if you find that the total needed in your game is slightly different from the total I have given here.

The traditional Quest sequence is:

New Year's Day Quest
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New Year's Day 1
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Darryl:  Happy New Year, Farmer!  Yu know what?  We decided to celebrate this new year's beginning in a very special way: Korean style!

Harvest 40 Clovers
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 8 Apples
  Skip for 8 RC

Feed the Holstein Cow 20 times
  Skip for 5 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Darryl:  I'm so excited about that.  Do you feel the same, farmer?

New Year's Day 2
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Darryl:  In Korea, I heard there are a lot of fun activities for New Year's Day.  Which one can we do first?  Ah, before that, I have to finish farm chores.

Collect 40 bottles of Milk
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 40 Pasture
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 6 Maple Syrup or 8 Maple Syrup
  Skip for 6 RC or 8 RC  (Total depends on platform: Android may be different from Kindle for this one)

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Darryl:  Thanks, farmer!  I'm so excited to have a Korean style New Year's Day!

New Year's Day 3
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Darryl:  Let's start by wearing Korean traditional clothes - Hanbok!  Do I look good in this awesome outfit?

Harvest 40 Cucumber
  Skip for 10 RC

Collect 40 Buffalo Milk
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 40 Buffalo Milk Cheese
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Darryl: Now that I finished today's farmwork with your help, it's time to plan something awesome together!

New Year's Day 4
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Darryl:  I will invite all my family members to my New Year's party!  In Korea on New Year's Day, all family members gather together, share special food for the day and enjoy a lot of activities together!

Harvest 40 Rye
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 40 Sacks of Rye Flour
  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
Special Reward: Mission Gift Box

Darryl:  By the way, New Year's Day is called Seol-Nal in Korean!

New Year's Day 5
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Darryl:  Before my family members arrive and get here,  I have to prepare some food for them.  Can you help me, farmer?

Produce 40 Beef
  Skip for 10 RC

Collect 20 Jars of Honey
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 10 Beef Bulgogi
  Skip for 10 RC
  Each requires 2 Soy Sauce and 1 Beef

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Darryl:  Maybe we need more drinks?

New Year's Day 6
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Darryl:  It's time to play a traditional Korean game with wooden sticks called 'Yut'.  How the sticks land after being thrown by a player determines the movement of his marker.  Ready to play?

Ask for 20 Wooden Sticks from Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 50 Sugar
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 8 Beef Broth
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Beef and 2 Spice

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Darryl:  I had so much fun!

New Year's Day 7
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Darryl:  We will have winners soon, so I need to prepare some rewards.  Time to ask for some help from our neighbours!

Ask for 20 Lucky Ladles from Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 20 jars of Apple Jam
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 8 Korean Beef Soup
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Beef Bulgogi and 1 Beef Broth
  (You should have both from previous tasks)

Rewards: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Darryl:  In Korea, a Lucky Ladle or Bokjori is believed to deliver a lot of luck.  I hope every one likes it!


(Photo of Bokjori or Lucky Ladles... these are linked primarily to the Lunar New Year rather than our Solar New Year, I believe.)



New Year's Day 8
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Darryl:  Let's play with our kites outside!  The higher our kites are flying, the more fun we will have!

Place a Glutinous Rice Mortar on your Farm
  (Reward from Collections Mission)
  Skip for 10 RC

  N.B.  The Glutinous Rice Mortar produces every 6 hours.

Harvest 10 Walnuts
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 8 Bowls of Nut Mix
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Hazelnut and 1 Candied Walnut

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Special Reward:  Rabbit Pet House Ears*
  *See note about Pet House accessories at top of post.

Darryl:  It's too cold outside!  Let's go get some warm drinks together!

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Darryl:  I mentioned that Korean New Year's Day has its very own special food, right?  My grandma is cooking Glutinous Rice Cake Soup.  It smells heavenly!

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

Produce 50 Turkeys
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 8 Glutinous Rice Cake Soups
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Glutinous Rice Cake and 1 Korean Beef Soup

  N.B.  The Glutinous Rice Cake is a product of the Collectable Glutinous Rice Mortar

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Darryl:  Glutinous Rice Cake Soup is a very warm, healthy and nice soup.  It's not officially the New Year until you have a bowl!

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(Famous in Korea, this depicts the Magpie talking to a Tiger... the Magpie is believed to be the harbinger of good news)

Darryl:  Birds are chirping outside!  They are magpies!  Ah, I feel so lucky!  In Korea, magpies are believed to bring the best luck for the new year!

Produce 50 Ketchup
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 8 Plates of Fried Seasoned Chicken
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Turkey and 2 Ketchup

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

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Darryl:  You know,   Korean people leave the last fruit on trees for birds in winter.  Isn't that thoughtful?

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Darryl:  Now that the magpies have visited our family, can we cook some dishes for them?  We should have a nice dinner together and wish each other the best of luck this year?

Harvest 50 Cabbages
  Skip for 12 RC

Produce 20 Cabbage Kimchi
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 8 Candied Walnuts
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Maple Sugar and 1 Walnut

Rewards: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Darryl:  Food is so yummy, but...

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Darryl:  Every one must have been really hungry!  The food and drinks aren't enough!  Can you help me out, farmer?  I'll need to finish cooking more dishes soon!

Prepare 12 Kimchi Pancakes
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 1 Soft Dough and 2 Cabbage Kimchi

Produce 6 Jars of Nectar
  Skip for 6 RC

Prepare 8 Plates of Kulfi
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Condensed Milk and 1 Nectar

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP
Special Reward: Island Mission Gift Box

Darryl:  You saved me!  Thanks, Farmer!

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Darryl:  Oh, I just got a call from Daddy on the island farm saying he might be late due to a lot of island farm work.  He can't miss our New Year's Day dinner!  What can we do?

Produce 60 Wool
  Skip for 15 RC

Transport 60 Wool to the Island Farm
  Skip for 15 RC

  N.B.  Split the Transport between Zeppelins if you wish to speed the process.

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

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Darryl:  Thank you, farmer!  You're the best!

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Darryl:  Thanks to you, my Daddy was able to join our New Year's Day party!  We should enjoy our party with even more people.  What do you think, Farmer?  Let's invite our lovely Neighbours!

Prepare 8 Apple Kulfi
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Kulfi and 2 Apple Jam

Prepare 8 Bottles of Caramel Honey Sauce
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Caramel and 2 Honey

Fertilise your Neighbours' Farm 10 times
  Skip for 5 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Darryl:  Ahhhh!  I love spicy Korean food!

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Darryl:  Oh, Grandma prepared some nice clothes for me.  They are called 'Seol-beam' which means 'New Year's Clothes' in Korean.  This is an amazing gift!  I love you, Grandma.

Produce 60 Wool Cloth
  Skip for 30 RC
  This is an Island Task

Harvest 8 Elderberries
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Elderberry Pancakes
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Apple Kulfi and 1 Elderberry

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Darryl:  Ah, I'm so happy!

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Darryl:  Time to finish this awesome Korean-style New Year's Day celebration!  Did you enjoy yourself?  Let's go take a New Year's Nap!

Craft 6 Clay Facial Masks
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 2 Algae Powder, 1 Batter and 1 Distilled Water
  Each Batter requires 2 Wheat Flour and 1 Egg

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

  N.B.  Make certain to transport 60 Lavender to the Island in advance.
Spilt them between Zeppelins to make transport faster.

Prepare 8 Walnut Caramel Treats
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Caramel Treat and 1 Walnut
  Each Caramel Treat requires 1 Caramel Honey Sauce and 1 Soft Dough

Darryl:  Happy New Year, Farmer!

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Special Reward: Magpie Decoration

Happy New Year from Freyashawk (Eugenia) and Family Farm Seaside Freyashawk Group

Note of Thanks
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I would like to thank all the Farmers who voted for Harvest Moon FDC in the last Farm Beauty Contest.  Thanks to the Vote total, I was able to place 9th and received an Iron Trophy.  I truly appreciate your continuing loyalty and support.

Collection Set
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The Collection Set that must be registered consists of the Glutinous Rice Mortar, the Magpie Decoration and the Hazel Tree.

How to Play Yut
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The game of Yut mentioned by Darryl in the Quest is an ancient one, not that different from the popular Ancient Egyptian game of Senet.


Here is a link to a good site that not only gives the rules for Yut but had a printable free Yut board:

Printable Yut Board

How to play Yut




























16 December 2016

Naughty or Nice Quest and Candy Canes Collections Mission

This post includes the Naughty or Nice Quest and the new Factory Quest.  You will find the Factory Quest at the bottom of the post.

N.B.  For many players, including Harvest Moon FDC, playing on a Kindle, the actual text of the Quest events is missing.  You will be able to complete tasks, but it is helpful to have this post handy as you will see very little on the screen!

Candy Canes Collections Mission
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The reward is yet another Stove House Recipe, this one for the Christmas Ham Recipe needed for one of the Quest tasks.

Naughty or Nice 1
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Felicia:  Hey Farmer!  Season's Greetings... Can I be honest with you?  I don't really feel the Christmas spirit this year... For me it's just another busy week on the farm.


Harvest 40 Chardonnay
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 6 Cherries
  Skip for 6 RC

Produce 40 Sacks of Rye Flour
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP, 20 Activity Tokens

In winter, it gets dark so quickly, I need to squeeze in a full day's work in just a couple of hours!

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Seriously, I don't see the point of it... More cooking, more cleaning, more decorating.  Blah, blah, blah... boring!  Can we get it over with already?

Harvest 40 Grapes
  Skip for 10 RC

Feed the Holstein Cow 40 Times
  Skip for 10 RC

Feed the Angora Rabbit 40 times
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP, 20 Activity Tokens

Felicia:  I don't feel excited about Christmas at all.  But look at Darryl... he can't wait for his Christmas gifts.

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Felicia:  I am so over Christmas gifts, Farmer... A few boxes under a tree, big deal!  I don't even want anything this year!

Harvest 6 Oranges
  Skip for 6 RC

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

Produce 8 Orange Candies
  Skip for 8 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP, 20 Activity Tokens

Felicia: Well, maybe I might want a little something, but...

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Felicia:  The thing is... I think I might have made it to Santa's Naughty list... And I'm afraid I won't be getting any Christmas gifts this year!

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

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

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

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP, 20 Activity Tokens
Special Reward: Mission Gift Box

Felicia:  I haven't been the best sister to Darryl... Grandma and Daddy also scolded me a few times this year.

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Felicia:  Do you think I will have time to make up for my not-so-good behaviour, Farmer?  Like, when does Santa close the list?  Perhaps I will have a chance?

Harvest 40 Rice
  Skip for 10 RC

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

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

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP, 20 Activity Tokens

Felicia:  You really think so?  Alright, I'll try my best.

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Felicia:  Okay, so where do I start?  Granny's organising a big family reunion this Christmas.  Maybe she could use my help.

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

Collect 12 Reindeer Fur
  Skip for 12 RC

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

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP, 20 Activity Tokens

Felicia:  Cooking is what I do best.  Even Grandma can't stay mad at me after trying my delicious recipes!

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Felicia:  I don't know how many people Grandma invited, but this is a whole lot of food!  DING!  Here comes another Roasted Turkey!

Harvest 8 Aniseed
  Skip for 8 RC

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

Prepare 8 Roast Turkey
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Turkey and 1 Ketchup

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP, 20 Activity Tokens

Felicia:  This ham is going to need some more time in the oven!  Let's see what Darryl is up to!

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Felicia:  Daddy and Darryl are going to the Island to find the perfect Christmas Tree for us!  I'll go help them pick it up!

Cook 3 Christmas Hams in the Stove House
  Skip for 10 RC

Craft 6 Red Cord Necklaces in the Beauty Shop
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Angora Hair, 1 Wool and 2 Red Roses, takes 2 minutes but task is fulfilled when you begin it.

Craft 3 Conch Necklaces in the Beauty Shop
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Red Cord Necklace, 1 Conch Shell and 2 Ostrich Feathers.  Takes 12 minutes but task counts when you begin it.

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP, 20 Activity Tokens
Special Reward: Christmas Pet House Hat

Felicia:  Uh, I should have put on warmer clothes.  It's really cold out here!  Achoo!

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Felicia:  Oh no, getting a cold is the last thing I want.  I need to help Darryl decorate the Tree!  Any ideas for creative farm-style ornaments?

Ask for 20 Christmas Lollipops from Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

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

Harvest 6 Maple Syrup
  Skip for 6 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP, 20 Activity Tokens

Felicia:  Not bad, farmer!  Our Tree's starting to look great!  Hope there will be something for me beneath it...

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Felicia:  Keep on decorating the farm with Darryl and I'll run to the kitchen  and help Granny with desserts!  It's not Christmas without Gingerbread!

Harvest 50 Kiwi Fruits
  Skip for 12 RC

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

Produce 50 Bottles of Champagne
  Skip for 12 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP, 20 Activity Tokens

Felicia:  mmm, the smell of freshly baked gingerbread cookies...

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Farmer!  Look outside!  It's snowing!  Oh, the farm's going to look so beautiful covered in white.  Listen to me!  I think I am starting to get excited for Christmas!

Prepare 15 Bottles of Cherry Cider
  Skip for 15 RC

Produce 60 Dried Kiwi Fruit
  Skip for 15 RC?

Transport 50 Wool to the Island Farm
  Skip for 12 RC?

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP, 20 Activity Tokens

Felicia:  I'd better go check on Darryl and the tree!

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Felicia:  It's time to put the final touch on our Christmas Tree!  Can I have the lights, please?  Whoops!  Those are broken!  What are we going to do?

Harvest 8 Cedar Wood
  Skip for 8 RC

Ask for 20 Christmas Lights from Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Collect 50 Duck Eggs
  Skip for 12 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP, 20 Activity Tokens

Special Reward: Island Mission Gift Box

Felicia:  We're really lucky to have the most helpful neighbours in the world!

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Felicia: The food is slowly cooking in the kitchen, falling snow is making our farm white and beautiful and we have the prettiest Christmas Tree I've ever seen...  There's just one more thing I need to do!

Harvest 50 Cassava
  Skip for 12 RC

Produce 60 Lavender Essential Oil
  Skip for 15 RC

Craft 6 Wooden Aroma Bottles
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 2 Wool Yarn and 1 Cedar Wood and 1 Power

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP, 20 Activity Tokens

Felicia:  Christmas Presents, of course!

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Felicia:  Not that I don't believe in Santa... but I really want to give something special to sll my family members.  After all,  they help and love me every day.  I couldn't be more grateful!

Dig 8 Chests on the Path
  No option to skip

Prepare 8 Turron
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 3 Rice and 1 Chocolate

Craft 12 Crosscut Saws in the Hardware Shop
  Skip for 12 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP, 20 Activity Tokens

Felicia: I hope every one's going to like their gifts!  I can't wait to see their happy faces!

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Felicia: Christmas really is a magical time.  I spent the whole day decorating with my little brother, helping Granny in the kitchen and doing farm chores with Daddy and I don't even feel tired!

Transport 50 Lavender Essential Oils to the Seaside Farm
  Skip for 12 RC

Produce 60 Mohair
  Skip for 15 RC

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

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP, 20 Activity Tokens

Felicia:  I don't know if I managed to make it to Santa's Nice List, but one thing I know for sure...

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Felicia:  Christmas is all about helping each other, caring about your loved ones and sharing wonderful moments!  Dinner's ready, every one!  Merry Christmas!

Craft 6 Lavender Aroma Bottles
  Skip for 6 RC
  You will need 6 Wooden Aroma Bottles transported to the Seaside Farm.  The Lavender Essential Oil will have been transported prior to this.  Each requires 1 Wooden Aroma Bottle, 1 Lavender Essential Oil and 1 Distilled Water.  Task will complete when you place in slot in Beauty Shop.

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

Produce 20 Kiwi Fruit Breads
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP, 20 Activity Tokens

Special Reward: Holiday Squirrel Baby Decoration for Seaside Farm

Felicia:  Thank you for helping me find the holiday spirit, dear Farmer!  We wish you a Merry Christmas!

A very Happy Christmas to all from Freyashawk!
Thank you for using my site.  I hope it still is helpful, despite some personal health problems I have had this year!  I hope to continue to keep the site updated for you.

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The Collection Set consists of the Reindeer (Animal), the Mistletoe Tree and the Holiday Squirrel Baby Decoration.  Register them before the Quest expires in order to receive a Clam Friendship Flower as well as the other rewards of 88 Green Mystrons and 1 RC.

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We had a new update immediately before the Naughty or Nice Quest was released.  It includes a number of changes but the new item released is the Factory.  I therefore am including the little Factory introductory Quest here.

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Felicia:  In the Factory, we can forge equipment with abilities and make our pets more powerful.

Place a Factory on the Ground
  You will find the Factory in the Buildings department of the market.  It can be placed either on the Farm itself or in the Building Area.  The price is 1000 Coins.

Forge 1 Equipment
  (Check the Materials in your Giftbox)
  Lv. 1 Male Labrador Collar Book, 4 Red Pet Equip Scrolls and 3 TC

  Press Start after placing a mark below the price of 4 TC and it will be made.  You will forge a Blue Pet Collar and when you go to the Pet House, you will be able to equip it to any Male Labrador.

Place 1 Equipment on Pet's Neck

Reward: 500 Coins

The ability attached to my collar was to reduce guest stamina costs by 5%

Felicia:  In the Factory, you can also disassemble equipment you don't like to get some materials back!


10 December 2016

Christmas 2016






(Above, one of the prettiest Decorations of all time, the Snow Tree Arch.  You can stack it on the Snow Base or place it directly on your Farm.  It has sparkling lights and is lovely.)



Snow Base
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You will find it in the Decorations section of the Market for 3000 Coins,  It will be unfinished.  To purchase all Materials will cost 30 RC.  If you prefer, you can purchase Materials in the Daily Special Deal section of the Market for 70 TC each.  Remember, however, that this is a slow process as you can purchase one of each item only each day.  30 RC completes it instantly.

The items that can be stacked on the Snow Base are: Christmas Crystal Ball, Snow Magician, Snow Tree Arch and Festive Angel all in special sales and all can be stacked on this base. In Daily Special Deals, you will find materials for sale for the base, if you didn't complete it last year. They cost 70 TC each or yiou can use RC and buy directly from the Base. Other items that can be stacked: Snowman, Snow Globe, Ice Queen, Bunny Snow Girl, Autumn Arch, Balloon Gate, Welcome Sign, Welcome Arch, Christmas Fence, Wind Up Reindeer, Candle Decoration, Tree Reindeer and Small Snowflake Fence. The only new item for sale at present is the Festive Angel.

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Like the Snow Base, this is a stackable base from last year.  You will find it in the Activity Tokens Shop for 50 Activity Tokens.  Ornaments purchased with Activity Tokens both this year and last year can be stacked on the Tree and you can have two of them if you wish.

The new Ornaments are:

XMas Golden Star: 500 Activity Tokens
Bunch of Presents: 300 Activity Tokens

As there were more Ornaments last year than the total that could be stacked at any point in time, you can use the second Tree for the extra Ornaments.

At present, you can earn the Activity Tokens by filling the highlighted Order on the Daily Order Board.  You can purchase new Orders by refreshing the entire Board.

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There is a new Farm Beauty Contest.  Theme items include the Snow Base and its stackable decorations as well as the XMas Tree and its new Ornaments.  I will add a comprehensive list later here.  The Reindeer is an Animal that qualifies for Theme and the Mistletoe Tree is a Tree that is a Theme item.  Some of the Decorations that are Theme items can be purchased in a Buddy Share Box or found on your own Lucky Wheel if you do not have them from an earlier date.

Theme Items:
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Mistletoe Tree
  Available in Market

Animals
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Reindeer
  Available in Market for 6 RC

Decorations
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Snow Flake Deco
  Decorations Reward for current Farm Beauty Contest when you reach 4000 points

Bunch of Presents
  Available in Activity Mystrons Shop; can be stacked on XMas Tree

Christmas Crystal Ball
   Available from past and now in special Sale Offer

Xmas Golden Star
  New in Activity Tokens Shop, stackable on Xmas Tree

Santa's Legs
   From past, randomly found in Mystrons Shop

Christmas Sled
  From past

Christmas BAckdrop
  Not yet available

Wind Up Reindeer
  Not yet available

Xmas Snowman
  From last year, Activity Tokens Shop

Festive Angel
  Available as special offer

Christmas Cake
  Available in Market for 12,000 Coins

Gingerbread Man
  Available on Lucky Wheel or Buddy Share Box or Mystrons Shop randomly

Snow Tree Arch
  From past and available now in Special Offers

Christmas Tree
  Available in Market for 10,000 Coins

Snow Magician
  From past and in special offer currently

Bunny Snow Girl
  From past

Snow Base
  From past and can be purchased incomplete now in Market

XMas Tree
  From past and now available again in Activity Tokens Shop

Christmas Candle
  Available in Market for 5 RC

Candle Decoration
  From past and now in Lucky Wheel and Buddy Share Box

Gluhwein Cup
  From past and now in Lucky Wheel and Buddy Share Box

Gingerbread House
  From past and now in Lucky Wheel and Buddy Share Box

Mini Christmas Tree
  In Market in Decorations section for 3 RC

Xmas Stocking
  From last year, Activity Tokens Shop

Tree Reindeer
  From past

Xmas Shooting Star
  From last year, Activity Tokens Shop

Xmas Gingermen
  From last year, Activity Tokens Shop

Christmas Wreath Fence
  Last year Calendar Reward

Singing Elves
  From past, or now randomly in Yellow Mystrons Shop or Lucky Wheel or Buddy Share Box

Christmas Train
  From past

02 December 2016

To be Askelladen Quest and Viking Hats Collections Mission

The new time-restricted Quest has been released in tandem with another Collections Mission.  This one breaks the recent trend of alternating Trees or Collectables with Stove House Recipes as once again the Reward is a Stove House Recipe in the form of a Norwegian Wheat Porridge Recipe.

You will need an Avocado Tree to complete the Collections Mission.

N.B. My laptop broke so I am having difficulties. Please excuse any typing errors.

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Darryl:  Hi, Farmer.  Do you remember Felicia's fairty tale at the beginning of this year?  I found another one from Grandma's old shelf.  Want to know what it's about?

Harvest 40 Wheat
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 40 White Grapes
  Skip for 10 RC

Collect 40 Duck Eggs
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Darryl:  It's a Norwegian Fairy Tale.  Sounds special, right?

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Darryl:  I can't wait to read the story in this book.  Could you help me with some chores so I have enough time to read, farmer?

Produce 40 Bottles of White Wine
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 40 Bottles of Mayonnaise
  Skip for 10 RC

Feed the Angora Rabbit 40 times
  Skip for 10 RC
  When a task calls for you to 'feed' an animal, use of Batch Production counts for completion as soon as you load the food into the Animal habitat or pen.

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Well done.  thank you so much farmer.  I guess we can read this book now.


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Hmm. There are so many fairy tales  in here.  Which should we start with?  Wait, I noticed something.  The main character in some  of the stories are all the same.  They're all called Askelladen.  Why?

Harvest 40 Cucumbers
  Skip for 10 RC


Harvest 8 Apples
  Skip for 8 RC

Collect 40 Buffalo Milk
  Skip for 10 RC

reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Grandma told me Askelladen is famous in Norwegian fairy tales and reprresents every ordinary
but brave person in our lives.

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Okay, okay, I know it's time to choose one.  Hmm... how about this: Askelladen competes with the troll?

Produce 40 Buffalo Cheese
   Skip for10 RC

Produce 40 Bags of Wheat Flour
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 8 dishes of Cheese Apples
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 4 Buffalo Milk Cheese and 6 Apples


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

Ah, there's a picture of the huge, ugly troll!  I want to know how Askelladen won!

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So let's start the story.  Once upon a time, there was a poor farmer who had three sons  He wanted to let them chop the trees in the foerest, so he 'd have some wood to pay his debts.


Harvest 8 Peaches
  Skip for 8 RC

Produce 50 Sugar
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 8 Jars of Peach Confiture
  Skip  for 8 RC
   Each requires 2 Peaches and 4 Sugars

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP.
The eldest went first but the Troll appeared.  If you dare chop in my forest, I'll slaughter you  So he threw down his axe and ran.

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The troll must be super scary.  Othrwise, he wouldn't have run away, right?    Let's see how the second son gets on.

Produce 50 Turkey
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 8 Bottles of White Grape Cider
   Skip for 8 RC
   Each requires 2 Yeast and  1 White Grape

Harvest 8 Cinnamon
  Skip for 8 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Oh no,  the second son was even worse!  When he saw the Troll, he just ran away as his older brother had, but even faster!!

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Then it was Askelladen's turn.  He said he would like to go as well but his two older brothers just laughed.  You?  You've never even been out of this room!

Fish 8 times using the Squid Hook
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Bowls of Cottage Cheese
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Cheddar Cheese and 2 Milk

Ask Neighbours for 20 Norwegian Knives
  Skip for 20 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Yeah,, I feel sorry for him.  But you know what?  He just asked for some cheese and a knife!  I believe he can make it

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Let's continue.: He went into the forest but when the Troll came he got out the cheese and crumbled it in his hand.  If you don't back off I'll kill you like I crumbled this white stone.

Cook 4 Norwegian  Wheat Porridge in the Stove House\
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 8 Apricots
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Apricot Chutney
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Apricot and 1 White Vinegar

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Yes, the  Troll even  helped him chop the trees afterwards.  I want to be a clever boy as well!

Special Reward:  Dog Pet Hair

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Farmer, I really like Askelladen now, this super smart character!  Compared with his two older brothers, he's so brave!

Process 6 Crayfish in the Seafood House
  Skip for 6 RC

Prepare 8 Cream Cheese Bagels
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each  requires 1 Oat Bread and 1 Herb Cream Cheese

Prepare 8 Asparagus Bagels
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Cream Cheese Bagel and 1 Asparagus

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

The Troll asked him to  come to his house together after chopping  the trees.  What happens next?

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When they got to the Troll's home, Askelladen was supposed to get the water for the porridge.  The Troll would kindle the fire, but...

Harvest 50 Cassava
   Skip for 12 RC

Produce 50 Bags of Cassava Flour
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 8 Chicken Tacos
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Turkey and 1 Avocado

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

But the water buckets were too heavy for our little boy to carry... what can he do?

To be Askelladen 11
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He found a solution.  He said, It's not worthy for me to carry these buckets, so I'll carry the whole well!  Guess what the Troll said?

Collect 20 Jars of Honey
  Skip for 12 RC

Transport  50 Jars of Honey to the Island Farm
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 6 Avocado Shrimp Salads
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Avocado and 1 Shrimp Meat

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 RC

The Troll said, No, I can't lose my water well! and he carried the water instead of Askelladen.

To be Askelladen 12
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Grandma's coming. Oh no, I can't let her know I'm still reading and didn't do the chores.  I need your help again, Farmer.

Craft 2 Wooden Planks
  Skip for 4RC

Craft 8 Wooden Cylinders
  Skip for 8 RC

Craft 2 Wooden Chairs
  Skip for 8 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP
Special Reward: Island Mission Gift Box

Woohoo!  We finished it so quickly!  I know I couldn't have done it without your help.  Thank you Farmer.

To be Askelladen 13
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Where were we?  Ah at the Troll's house...Askelladen asked the Troll if he'd compete with him to see who could eat the most porridge.

Transport 8 Apricots to the Island Farm
  Skip for 8 RC

Produce 8 Apricot Pies
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Orange Crumbles
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Batter and 3 Oranges
  (You will need 12 of these actually)

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Askelladen won the competition, Farmer!  Let me tell you how he did it...

To be Askelladen 14
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He put his leather bag in front of himself and used his knife to cut a big hole in the bottom of his bag.

Ask Neighbours for 20 Knapsacks
  Skip for 20 RC

Dig 8 Chests on the Path
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 12 Dishes of Sunrise Porridge
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 1 Orange Crumble and 1 Cornmeal

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 RC

The Troll said, Can't eat any more.  So Askelladen said, Do what I did and cut open your belly so you can eat as much as you want!

To be Askelladen 15
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This Troll is so stupid!  The Troll did just what Askelladen told him to do, since he said it didn't hurt at all.  Every one can guess what happened next...

Harvest 60 Sugar Beets
  Skip for 15 RC

Produce 60 Caramel
  Skip for 15 RC

Prepare 6 Baked Tilapia
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Tilapia and 3 Wheat Flour

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Askelladen?  He took all the silver and gold he found at the Troll's house back home.  With this treasure, the debts can be paid.

To be Askelladen 16
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Farmer, the fairytale has ended and I really want to be a person who can face challenges bravely and sensibly by myself, just like Askelladen did!

Produce 60 Sugar Popcorn
  Skip for 15 RC

Produce 30 Caramel Popcorn
  Skip for 15 RC

Prepare 6 Tilapia with Chutney Sauce
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Apricot Chutney and 1 Baked Tilapia

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP
Special Reward:  Troll Statue Decoration

Darryl:  Thank you forvall your help Farmer.  I hope we can read this book together again!

Collection Set
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The Collection Set for this one is the Avocado Tree, the Chocolate Machine and the Troll Statue.  Register all items and claim Set in Lighthouse to obtain Clam Friendship Flower with 88 Green Mystrons and 1 RC.












22 November 2016

Thanksgiving Arch and Activity Tokens



(Photograph of Thanksgiving Arch with Turkey, Owl and Sunflower Ornaments on it.  See the last section of this post for a comprehensive list of all possible Decorations, how to obtain them and how they are displayed on the Arch.)

Note that the post that gives all tasks and details for the current time-restricted Quest, Magic Mystery,  is below this one and any older post always can be found by typing keywords into the Search box on this site.

I really am remiss here.  I should have written a post about the Thanksgiving Arch when it first appeared in the Activity Tokens Shop.  I wrote about it in our Groups but not on the site.  I suppose part of the reason is my now-ingrained hatred of the Coffee House which was the only source of the Activity Tokens until now.

Thankfully, yes, THANKFULLY (Thanksgiving being round the corner), that has changed.  You now receive the Activity Tokens by filling orders for the special Thanksgiving visitors that can be invited when you access the regular Map for the Guest House.  Now, temporarily, you will find a new icon in the bottom left cornder of the Map and looks either like a pink cake decorated with cones or a pink mountain range.  Tap on it and you will gain access to the special Thanksgiving Guests.

In case it matters to you, the names of all the guests are Tom, Huey, George, Jane and Cassidy.  They are regular Guests you may have encountered before, but now dressed in Thanksgiving costumes.

It is important to realise that, according to the splashscreen, you will receive only 1 Passport per day for the special Thanksgiving Guests.  I will confirm this after reset tonight but that is what it states.  Today, you only can invite the 1 Star Guests because one of the requirements for unlocking the 2 Star Guests is a total of 120 Coins earned in filling Thanksgiving Orders specifically.

After reset, however, provided you have all the requirements for unlocking 2 and 3 Star, you then can choose the 3 Star Guests with more Guests, Orders and therefore, more Activity Token rewards.

As with regular Map areas and unlocking 2 Star and 3 Star Guests for those areas, you will find two different sets of requirements.  One is for the actual Map Level and group of Guests that live there.  The other is for the Passports (2 Star, 3 Star) needed to actually bring the Guests to your Farm.  It is rather confusing... if I have it backwards, please forgive me.  In point of fact, both sets of requirements must be met in order to be able to invite the higher level of Guests to your Farm!

Thanksgiving Group Requirements
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To be able to invite 1 Star Guests, you need the following:

10 Paths
A zero coin total in Thanksgiving Orders


To be able to invite 2 Star Guests, you need the following:

35 Paths
9 Water Paths

To be able to invite 3 Star Guests, you need the following:

50 Paths
10 Water Paths
Zero coin total

Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Party Requirements
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All players who have a Pet House and Guest House and 10 Paths should be able to invite the 1 Star Thanksgiving Party I believe.

To be able to unlock 2 Star Thanksgiving Party, you need the following:

120 Coins Earned in filling Thanksgiving Orders
5 Telescopes  (obtain by opening Chests)

To be able to unlock 3 Star Thanksgiving Party, you need the following:

1000 Coins earned in filling thanksgiving Orders
10 Telescopes
500 Landscape Points

Actual Orders for 1 Star Thanksgiving Guests:
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Turkey Burger
Egg
Betutu Chicken
Rose (the wine)
Wine
Stuffed Turkey

20 Stiamina used for each order.  4 Tokens from each of the two Guests and 600 to 700 Coins for each order.


2 Star Thanksgiving Group:
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The 2 Star Group consisted of Huey, George, Tom and Jane.  Essentially, you will receive 1 Reward containing 4 Tokens and some Coins from those Guests who give only 2 Orders.  From those who give 4, you will receive 2 Gifts.  The first will contain 4 Tokens and some Coins and the 2nd will contain 8 Tokens and some Coins.

Huey makes 2 different Orders.
George makes 4 different Orders
Tom makes 2 different Orders
Jane makes 4 different Orders

Actual 2 Star Orders
4 Eggs x 352 Coins
4 White Wine x 344 Coins
1 Betutu Chicken Rice at 810 Coins
1 Betutu Chicken
1 Rose
1 Betutu Chicken Rice
1 Fried Seasoned Chicken
1 Fried Seasoned Chicken
1 Roast Turkey
1 Roast Turkey
Spicy Stir-Fry Chicken                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
1 Roast Turkey
2 Turkey Sausage

1st Reward: 4 Tokens 500 Coins from Huey
2nd Reward: 4 Tokens, 700 Coins from Tom
3rd Reward: 4 Tokens, 500 Coins from Jane
4th Reward, 4 Tokens, 400 Coins from George
6th Reward; 8 Tokens, 700 Coins form Jane (2nd Reward)
7th Reward: 8 Tokens, 700 Coins from George (2nd Reward)


3 Star Thanksgiving Group
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The 3 Star Group consisted of George, Huey, Cassidy, Jane and Tom.

George makes 4 different orders.  Huey makes 2 different orders.  Cassidy makes a total of 8  different Orders.  Jane makes 4 different Orders and Tom makes 2 different Orders.

A character who makes 4 Orders gives two separate gifts that contain Activity Tokens.  The first gives 4 Tokens and the 2nd gives 8.  Still have not completed the last four for Cassidy.  This is absurd!

Actual Orders for 3 Star:

2 Spicy Chicken Soup (1776 Coins)
1 Stuffed Turkey (1333 Coins)
1 Turkey Burger
9 Wine
3 Roast Turkey
3 Roast Turkey
1 Custard
1 Betutu Chicken Rice
5 Turkey Sausage
1 Apple Jelly
1 Custard
1 Betutu Chicken Rice
13 Rice
2 Spicy Chicken Soup
1 Fried Seasoned Chicken
2 No-Flour Cornbread
2 No Flour Cornbread

1st Reward: 4 Tokens, 500 Coins
2nd Reward: 4 Tokens, 600 Coins
3rd Reward: 4 Tokens, 600 Coins
4th Reward: 4 Tokens, 600 Coins (Tom's Reward)
5th Reward: 8 Tokens, 700 Coins (2nd from George)
6th Reward: 4 Tokens, 400 Coins
7th Reward: 8 Tokens, 700 Coins (2nd from Jane)
8th Reward: 8 Tokens, 700 Coins (2nd from Cassidy)

The first Reward from any Guest seems to be 4 Activity Tokens and a coin total.  The second one, where a Character gives 2, is 8 Activity Tokens and a coin total.  As Cassidy gives a total of 8 Orders, you will receive more Gifts from her than the others.  I had things to do, so she left in disgust after Order No. 5...  I would imagine she will give a total of 4 Gifts, and that the Token amount will be greater than that given by the others but have to confirm this.

Stupidly, I had auto-bargain on and no Buddy pets on the farm.  With only 2 Pets, all other Guests had their orders filled and I was left with Cassidy, who still needed 4 more orders filled, with all others done.  Next time, will organise things better for the 3 Star Guest Group.  Had no trouble at all with the 2 Star Group.

ADVICE:
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When you send for the 3 Star Group and keep the auto-bargain option on, Cassidy's Orders tend to be ignored, especially if you do not have an extraordinary number of Pets to do your bidding.  There is no problem with leaving some orders unfilled really.  You still can collect Rewards and Tokens from the other Guests.  If, however, you want all possible Tokens from the 3 Star Group, you will be obliged to manage closely.  Many players, including myself, cannot be on farm that much.

My own preference here is to invite the 2 Star Group of Guests.  It is easy enough to fiill all their Orders for a start.  Secondly, one does earn a fair number of Activity Tokens from the Visit.  You can keep auto-bargain on and no one suffers.

Buying Additional Passports
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You can buy an additional Passport for 2 RC to use at any star level that you have unlocked by tapping on the plus sign to the right of the passport count at the top right of the screen.  I was able to buy the 2 Star Guest group after using my initial 1 Passport.

2 Star Thanksgiving Group:

The 2 Star Group consisted of Huey, George, Tom and Jane.

Nonetheless, I can write about the Thanksgiving Arch and the Activity Tokens Shop.

The Activity Tokens Shop is a Mystery Shop that appears usually only during special holiday Seasons.  Sometimes, there are special Decorations that are sold in the Activities Token Shop that are similar to Bases.  One purchases them with Coins and after placing them, can purchase stackable Decorations for them using Activity Tokens.  Last year, the XMas Tree was a case in point.

Now, the Activities Token Shop has the Thanksgiving Arch.  The price is 500 Coins.
Initially, the Decorations for this Thanksgiving Arch (Base) were ones that could be purchased solely with Activity Tokens.  They then added two Decorations with RC prices.

Initially, Activity Tokens could be obtained solely through the Coffee House by completing the Orders of the Customers there.  Now they are available when you invite the special Thanksgiving Guests to visit and fill all of their Orders.

Activity Token Shop
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You will find the Activity Token Shop in the same group of tabs as the other Mystery Shops.

What is sold there is as follows:

Thanksgiving Arch: 500 Coins

The Decorations for the Thanksgiving Arch, with prices are:

Grape Ornament: 250 Tokens
Pumpkin Ornament: 250 Tokens
Barley Ornament: 250 Tokens
Candle Ornament: 250 Tokens
Turkey Ornament:  7 RC
Owl Ornament: 9 RC

Another item for sale in the Activity Tokens Shop is:

Bear Themed Pet House: 600 Tokens

Decorating the Thanksgiving Arch
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Once you have purchased the Thanksgiving Arch and placed it on your farm, it will operate like any other Base.  When you move a Stackable Decoration on top of it, you should see the jigsaw puzzle icon to be able to add it to the Base.  What happens with these Decorations, like those for the XMas Tree last year, is that they change.  They are removed from cornucopia or basket and used to decorate the Arch itself.  You therefore have two different visual options.  One is to place the little Decoration in its basket or cornucopia on your farm directly or to add it to the Base where it will 'trim' the Arch.

There are two other Decorations that can be used on the Thanksgiving Arch as follows:

Sunflower Ornament:  This is the Reward for obtaining a total of 4000 Votes in the current Farm Beauty Contest

Apple Ornament:  This is the Calendar Reward for the month of November.

Preview of  Arch
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There is a way to preview ALL the Decorations associated with any Base now by using the little Search icon (Magnifying Glass) that appears whenever you first tap on the Move (X) tool on any Base.  Tap on the Magnifying Glass and you will have the option to preview any Decoration or Decorations for it.

Every Base has a number of specific positions that can be occupied by Decorations.  The total usually is four but in this case is five.

The Decorations and positions are:

1.  Apple Ornament (Calendar Reward)
2.  Sunflowers Ornament (Farm Beauty Contest Reward)
3.  Grape Ornament or Pumpkin Ornament (only 1 at any time of these, costing 250 Tokens in the Activity Token Shop)
4.  Owl Ornament (9 RC) or Candle Ornament (250 Activity Tokens)
5.  Barley Ornament (250 Tokens) or Turkey Ornament (7 RC)

If you look at the list and the way each Ornament is obtained, you will see that a person who cannot earn many Tokane still can decorate the Thanksgiving Arch.

The visuals are as follows:

The Turkey Ornament and the Barley Ornament are at the top of the Base.  This is quite striking in appearance.

The Owl Ornament and Candles Ornament both go on either side of the top half of the Base. Again, quite striking.

All other ornaments twine about the Base, but the Grapes and Pumpkins depend from it like pendants where Sunflowers and all others twine round it... actually cannot see where the Apples go, probably because the Ornament will not be available until the last day of November!