28 October 2016

New Game Update offers one more Expabsion, Jam Upgrader and more

There is yet another update to Family Farm Seaside now.  In some instances, players will find their games updated automatically but in most cases, you may have to go to your app store to download and install it... at least for the first day or so.  It probably will be automatic after that.
For many players, the most welcome aspect of the update is the ability to expand your farm one more time.

31 by 31 Farm Expansion
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The last farm expansion has the following requirements:

To purchase the 31 by 31 expansion, you need:

Increase Landscape Points to 2000 Points

Save and use 4000000 Coins to buy the expansion
  (Whatever coins you have will count towards this requirement and if you wish to purchase rather than earn, you must exchange your RC for TC in order to do it)

Produce 500 Red Eggs to buy expansion
  (Red Eggs are produced via a Gadget for the Chicken Coop.  You can opt out of this by paying 35 RC instantly or you can buy Red Eggs in the Flea Market when offered if you have not increased your Chicken Coop upgrader to the Level required to use it.  Your Chicken Coop upgrader must be at Level 3 to be able to place the Red Egg Gadget on it.  The Red Egg Gadget is purchased in the Blue Mystron Mystery Shop for 300 Blue Mystrons.)

Jam Machine Upgrader
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Another addition is the Jam Machine Upgrader.

All Upgraders are found in the Market in a tab marked upgrader.  The Jam Machine Upgrader is found in the Machine department and costs 3000 Coins.  Place it on your farm and then place your Jam Machine on it using the Jigsaw puzzle icon in the Move Tools Menu.  You then must satisfy the requirements to upgrade the Upgrader.

Upgraders are limited in their use.  You cannot use Batch Production on a Machine or Animal when it is placed on an Upgrader.  Extra Product Gadgets do not work with Goldfinger.  You can use OP to speed individual production by paying 10 OP for each but I always considered that a bit wasteful myself.

To upgrade it to Level 1:

Produce 100 Jam

20000 Coins

3 Cement Barrels
  Cement Barrels cost 1 RC each or can be obtained in the Blue Mystrons Mystery Shop for 5 Blue Mystrons each.  You only will be able tp purchase 1 per day.

To upgrade Jam Machine Upgrader to Level 2:

Produce 250 Products
32000 Coins
10 Cement Barrels (Pay 1 RC each or buy in Blue Mystrons Shop for 5 Blue Mystrons each)
30 Tool Kits
  Request from Neighbours or pay 1 RC for each)

To upgrade it to Level 4:

1000 Jam

128,000 Coins

50 Cement Barrels
  Pay 1 RC for each or purchase in Blue Mystrons Shop for 5 Blue Mystrons each.  You only will be able to purchase one per day.

150 Tool Kits

Gadgets for Jam Machine
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Gadgets for any Upgrader can be purchased even before they can be used, but to place them, you will have to have upgraded your Upgrader to the appropriate Level.  The Gadgets for the new Jam Upgrader are:

Super Jam Container
  Level 2 Gadget
  Add and Collect 2 more products
  Cost: 35 RC

Extra Jam Gadget
  Level 5 Gadget
  Get an additional product by chance
  Cost: 25 RC

Jam Container
  Level 2 Gadget
  Add and Collect one more product
  Cost: 150 Red Mystrons

Cinnamon Jam Gadget
  Level 3 Gadget
  You can produce Cinnamon Jam
  500 Red Mystrons

Love Fruit Jam Gadget
  Level 3 Gadget
  300 Blue Mystrons

Jello Pudding Gadget
  Level 5 Gadget
  300 Blue Mystrons

Jam Machine Upgrader Themes
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You can purchase Themes for your Upgraders.  Themes change the appearance of the Upgrader but again, you need to have the Upgrader at the appropriate Level.

Orange Theme
  Level 4 Gadget
  150 Purple Mystrons

Gallery Registration of Gadgets and Themes
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Note that all Gadgets and Theme items can be registered in your Gallery and each has a specific Charm Point value, although Charm Points are no longer that important in Seaside.

Buddy Levels
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This may have occurred earlier than this update but as I did not acquire any new Buddies for awhile, I was unaware of it.  Now you can reach Level 1 with a new Buddy with only 50 Buddy Points instead of 100.

Pets
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Pets now can be fed while they are bargaining with Guests... what this means is that you can have auto-bargain now without worrying about the Pet losing all Stamina as long as you go into the game occasionally to replenish any energy needed by your Pets.

Spooky Landscape
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Yes, they added a spooky Landscape to the outer borders of your farm, in the areas you cannot change.  You can go into your Settings and turn this on and off.  I am a little disappointed actually as in previous years, they actually added a spooky decoration to specific farm items including the Dutch Mill and the Milky White Fence.  This has not been done this year, but the farm expansion is more important really!

Farm Aids from Felicia
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Another Gift of some farm aids and RC from Felicia.  Find it in your Messages where you find Messages about your Buddies.

3rd Cooking Contest Round
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Nothing to do with the actual update but the 3rd Round of the current Cooking Contest includes a Stove House Recipe in the form of the Autumn Beef Roast Recipe.  This Recipe was given as a Reward in a time-restricted Quest recently.  If you did not receive it, you can purchase it in the Market in the Stove House Recipes department for 9 RC.  Thankfully, it is a quick dish, taking less than a minute to complete and not complicated like some.

Landscape Point totals and Farm Beauty Contest
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You will find that your Charm Point total now has disappeared from your icon in the Neighbours Tab for votes and has been replaced by Landscape Points.  I believe that you may have to take a new photograph for the Farm Beauty Contest in order to update the total from zero on that icon, although your actual Landscape Point total should continue to count towards Character Votes even without a new Photograph.

Another change is in the number of Votes that you can apply to a Neighbour's farm.  We are not certain how this is computed, but many farms now are given 6 Votes instead of 3.  Others have only 1 additional Vote... It is NOT Level that determines this.  I initially thought it was Landscape Point total but must ask other players with less than 6 Votes to give me their Landscape Point totals and the number of Votes that they now are given.


21 October 2016

A Howling Good Time Quest and Werewolf Paws Collections Mission

A new Halloween Quest called 'A Howling Good Time' has been released in tandem with a Collections Mission.  The reward for the Collections Mission is another Stove House Recipe.

Collect Werewolf Paws

Reward: Punch Bowl with Eyes Recipe

Note that, should you wish to have the Recipe without completing the Collections Mission, you will be able to find it in the Market for 9 RC in the Stove House Recipes tab.

Rewards from Quest
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One of the two special Rewards from the Quest sequence represent the recent shifts in this game.  You will receive the Halloween Pet House Ears as one of the Rewards when you complete the first half of the Quest, after Part 8.  The other Reward is a Decoration in the form of the Pumpkin Owl obtained at the very end.

To be able to use the Halloween Pet House Ears, you first must tap on them in your Gift Box to move them, then go to the Pet House and tap on the paint brush.  You will need a Level 2 Pet House to be able to change its appearance with new Ears of any kind.  You need a Level 3 Pet House to be able to add Hair, one of the items that can be purchased with your Activity Tokens.

Premium Items
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You will need some premium Trees for use in Recipes and for harvesting tasks.  They include the Spooky Tree (needed for Collections Mission as well as traditional quest sequence), Guarana Tree and White Chocolate Tree.  You will need a Bat House in order to obtain Bat Milk.  It is a temporary addition to the Animals section of the Market.

For those who are not familiar with the Bat House, it works in the same fashion as the Butterfly House but is linked to different Trees.  If you do not have the type of Tree that the Bat will fertilise, you will be unable to obtain Bat Milk from the Bat House.  From memory, the Sakura Tree, the Hazel Tree and the Spooky Tree all can be fertilised by the Bats.  There may be other Trees I cannot recall at this point... but if you have any of these, the Bat House will produce Bat Milk.  When a Tree has been fertilised by the Bats, it will turn orange in the same way as Trees fertilised by Butterflies.  You then can harvest the Tree and use Watering Cans to bring it back to the point where the Bats can fertilise it again if you do not wish to wait...

The Halloween Pumpkin has been returned to the Market in the Crops section and will feature in the Quest sequence.  You can use it to make Halloween Pumpkin Soup, which is one of the tasks in the sequence as well.  The other Halloween Recipes from the past that feature catches with the special Halloween Hook are included in tasks.

Tip about Farm Aids
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If you are willing to wait for natural harvest times and so on, you can perform this Quest in your own good time, but if not, you will need to use Farm Aids such as Watering Cans and Fertilisers.  The Special Deals that are Weekly are refreshed on Friday which means that you can buy another Farming PAckage if you need Farm Aids.  The Farming Package contains 200 Organic Fertilisers, 50 Super Fertilisers, 100 Watering Cans and 25 Super Watering Cans.  It does cost 15 RC but if you go to the Market, to the Farm Aids department, you will see that the cost of 25 Super Fertilisers is 3 RC, that of 200 Organic Fertilisers is 7 RC, of  200 Watering Cans is 14 RC and 25 Super Watering Cans 6 RC.  So it is a good deal IF you need all types of Farming Aids.  If you do not need all of that, you might be better off purchasing the type of Farm Aid that you actually need.

Note that you can purchase additional Power and OP on a daily basis in the Daily Special Deals department in the market.  The first purchase of Power and OP is a coin purchase.  The second purchase of Power is a Coin purchase.  

Farm Aids are included in many of the newer rewards, such as the Chests that you open and even when you tend Flowers in the Botanic Garden.  Again, you should be able to complete the Quest sequence in 11 days without using too many but if you are impatient, you probably will use them!

Power and OP
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This Quest may appear to be quite simple on the surface but towards the end, you will need tremendous amounts of OP and Power if you wish to speed the process of completing tasks.  Some of the Recipes require a number of ingredients that themselves are Cooked Dishes made from Cooked Dishes.

For example, there is the task of making 8 Chocolate Pave.  Here are the ingredients for that:
  Each requires 1 Egg Tart and 1 White Chocolate
  Each Egg Tart requires 1 Eggnog and 1 Soft Dough
  Each Soft Dough is made from 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
 In face, there are a number of Dishes that you have to make that use Soft Dough.  If you can make it in advance as well as some Batter, you will be in a better situation with respect to quick completion of the Quest.

One of the most difficult tasks for low level players will be that of making 30 Pumpkin Pies.  Pumpkin Pie requires full 3 Star Mastery of the Pie Machine on the Island which means that you have to had made a total of 1800 Pies in order to unlock the capacity to make it.  The cost of skipping this task is prohibitive as well at 30 RC.  So if you do not have 3 Star Mastery of the Pie Machine, you should try to achieve this in the next week.

A Howling Good Time Quest
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A Howling Good Time 1
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Darryl:  Hey Farmer!  Now the time has finally arrived!  It's Halloween!  I am super excited, because I'm planning a terrific prank on my friends for the party!  Are you curious about the curprise?  Give me a hand and I might tell you.

Harvest 40 Lavender
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 40 Halloween Pumpkins
  Skip for 20 RC

Produce 40 Buffalo Milk Cheese
  Skip for 20 RC

Rewards: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Darryl:  During the party, I will tell a scary story to my friends.

A Howling Good Time 2
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Darryl:  Great news!  All my friends are coming to the party.  Now, we need to prepare some delicious food, plenty of blankets and hmm, what else?  Oh, decorations!  Do you have any ideas for decorations?

Prepare 12 Lavender Cheese
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 1 Lavendar and 1 Buffalo Milk Cheese

Produce 40 Ketchup
  Skip for 20 RC

Place 1 Scarecrow on your Farm
  Scarecrow is a coin purchase and also a Theme decoration in the current Farm Beauty Contest so no point in skipping this task.

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Darryl:  Great idea!  Let's continue preparing for the scariest night of the year!

A Howling Good Time 3
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Darryl:  First off, I should prepare my costume.  What should it be this year?  Do you have any ideas?  I definitely want to look scary so my friends won't recognise me at first glance.  hehe.  Don't tell me, I know it's mean!

Harvest 40 Coffee Beans
  Skip for 20 RC

Harvest 8 Lemons
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 12 plates of Coffee Cookies
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 1 Coffee Bean and 1 Wheat Flour

Reward; 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Darryl:  Tada!  I've decided... I shall disguise myself as a werewolf!  I can't wait to see the fear on my friends' faces!

A Howling Good Time 4
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Darryl:  Costume, check!  Decorations, check!  Food, check!  Ohhh... I got so excited preparing for the party that I forgot to finish my chores!  Let's hurry.  I don't want Grandma to find out, or she might get angry at me and cancel my Halloween party!

Harvest 40 Corn
  Skip for 20 RC

Prepare 8 Pasta
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Cake Flour and 1 Ketchup
  Each Cake Flour requires 2 Oat Flour and 2 Rye Flour

Prepare 12 Coffee Biscuits
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires  1 Coffee Cookies and 1 Lavendar Cheese

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Special Reward: Mission Gift Box

Darryl:  Wow!  We made it in time!  Nothing can stand in the way of our Halloween party being a success!

A Howling Good Time 5
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Darryl:  I want my friends to have the best Halloween party ever!  That's why I'll make some Jack-O-Lantern baskets filled with candies.  We can all go trick-or-treating after the party.  What do you think?

(I think if the baskets are filled with candies BEFORE you go out, there will be no room or reason for the trick-or-treat expedition, but never mind...)

Ask for 20 Trick or Treat Baskets from Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Collect 50 Eggs
  Skip for 25 RC

Prepare 12 plates of Steak Tartare
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 2 Beef and 1 Egg

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Darryl:  Everything is set up.  The party can begin!  Oh wait... Felicia still doesn't know about my plan.  Ah well then, I will just surprise her!

A Howling Good Time 6
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Darryl:  When my guests arrived, they were scared to death by my werewolf costume!  Haha!  That's a good start.  I'm waiting for all of them to get comfortable.  It seems like every body is having a good time, and the best is yet to come.

Harvest 8 Almonds
  Skip for 8 RC

Fertilise your Neighbours' Farms 50 times
  Skip for 10 RC

Fish 10 Times with the Halloween Hook
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Darryl:  Don't be afraid, farmer!  I wrote these ghost stories myself.

A Howling Good Time 7
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Darryl:  Time for my little ghost story, hehe.  'While trick-or-treating, two friends, Lester and Paul, decided to explore a dark streeet they'd never noticed before.  It led them to a cemetery.  Suddenly, they felt a cold and spooky wind.'

Harvest 4 Guarana
  Skip for 4 RC

Prepare 8 Guarana Drinks
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Guarana and 1 Lemon

Prepare 8 glasses of Eggnog
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Egg and 1 Condensed Milk
  Each Condensed Milk requires 1 Milk and 1 Sugar

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Darryl:  Every one is listening carefully to my story.  I can see the fear on their faces.  I even  gave myself goosebumps everywhere.  But wait...

A Howling Good Time 8
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Darryl:  Aaah!  I'm sure I heard some one outside!  What was that?  It's getting creepy!  We are scared to the bone!  As I reached into my bag of candy, I thought I heard a voice saying, 'Pick me!  Pick me!'  The voice echoes throughout the room.

Cook 3 Punch Bowls with Eyes in the Stove House
  Reward from Collections Mission or purchase in Market for 9 RC
  Skip for 6 RC

Produce 50 Sugar
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 8 Halloween Pumpkin Soup
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Halloween Pumpkins and 1 Milk

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Darryl: That's just silly!  Ghosts aren't real.    It was probably the wind.  Let's continue our party.  I'm not afraid!

Special Reward:  Halloween Pet House Ears

A Howling Good Time 9
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Darryl:  Seems like our guests aren't in the mood for ghost stories anymore.  Hmm... I think we should stop for awhile and make hot chocolate for every one to distract them.  Do you want to help me, farmer?

Harvest 6 White Chocolates
  Skip for 6 RC

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

Prepare 8 bowls of Bloody Eyes
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 White Chocolate and 1 Spooky Eye Fruit (from Spooky Tree)

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Darryl:  Luckily, we have enough sweets for every one here.

A Howling Good Time 10
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Darryl:  Oh, my guests still want to hear how my ghost story ends.  Okay, make yourselves comfortable and hide under the blankets because it only gets spookier!

Prepare 8 Orange Crumbles
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Batter and 3 Oranges

Harvest 50 Pumpkins
  Skip for 25 RC

Prepare 12 plates of Pumpkin Crumble
  Skip for 12 RC
  Each requires 1 Orange Crumble and 2 Pumpkins

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Darryl:  Hmm... where did I stop?  Oh yeah, the cemetary!

A Howling Good Time 11
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Darryl:  'Somehow they got turned round and ended up walking through the graveyard near St. Mary's Church instead of taking the road home.  The wind howled louder and Lester thought he could hear a voice calling his name.  Then suddenly...'

 Harvest 8 Cedar Wood
  Skip for 8 RC
  This is an Island Task
  N.B.  If you use the Electric Saw, you can obtain 2 Cedar Wood from every Tree.

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

Craft 3 Scarecrow Toys in the Workshop
  Skip for 6 RC
  This is an Island Task
  Each requires 2 Mohair Yarn and 1 Cedar Wood

Darryl:  Hehe... my friends cannot get enough of this story... huh?

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

A Howling Good Time 12
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Darryl:  'Suddenly the ground opened up in front of Lester and Paul and they fell down, down into an open grave.  They could still hear the voice, clearer and louder now, calling to them.  The hole was very deep and pitch black.'

Collect 6 bottles of Bat Milk
  Skip for 6 RC
  The Bat House produces Bat Milk in the same way that the Butterfly House produces Nectar, but from different trees.  One of the Trees that is linked to the Bat House is the Sakura Tree.  Another is the Hazel Tree..  Another, rather appropriately, is the Spooky Tree.  When the tree is fertilised by the Bats, like the Trees fertilised by the Butterflies, it will turn orange...

Prepare 8 Brain Shakes
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Bat Milk and 1 Spooky Eye Fruit

Prepare 6 plates of Spooky Pasta
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Pasta and 2 Vampire Clams

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

 Darryl:  I want to hide under the blanket!

A Howling Good Time 13
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Darryl:  'Then a figure spoke to them.  'You won't get out!' it moaned.  Lester and Paul scrambled to reach the edge of the hole but just couldn't get out.  The legend says that both friends are even now trying to escape still...'

Prepare 6 Marshmallow Skulls
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Nectar and 1 Sugar

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

Produce 30 Loaves of  Zucchini Bread
  Skip for 15 RC
  This is an Island Task

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Darryl:  Hahaha.  My friends are sooo scared that they don't dare to go out for trick or treating.

A Howling Good Time 14
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Darryl:  Something outside is making strange noises again...What was that?... Surprise!!!  It's Grandma!

Produce 8 Cherry Jam
  Skip for 4 RC

Prepare 8 Chocolate Pave
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Egg Tart and 1 White Chocolate
  Each Egg Tart requires 1 Eggnog and 1 Soft Dough
  Each Soft Dough is made from 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

Prepare 8 Monster Snacks
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 2 Marshmallow Skulls and 1 Halloween Pumpkin Soup

Reward; 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Darryl:  Guess what?  Grandma planned all of this, because we almost forgot our chores today!  Remember?

A Howling Good Time 15
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Darryl:  Wow, Grandma brought us even more sweets and a big cake!  Fantastic, so we don't need to go out for trick or treating any more.  I think we all are exhausted.

Transport 60 Pumpkins to Island
  Skip for 20 RC
  Split between Zeppelins to reduce transport time

Produce 30 Pumpkin Pies
  Skip for 30 RC
  This is an Island Task and requires full mastery of the Pie Machine

Prepare 6 bags of Skeleton Fish Chips
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Skeleton Fish and 1 Soft Dough

Rewards: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Darryl:  I had a lot of fun tonight!

A Howling Good Time 16
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Darryl:  It was a great Halloween night.  But now it's time to sleep.  Thank you so much, Farmer, for helping me organise this epic night!

Prepare 6 Plates of Spooky Crunchy Pasta
  Skip for 6 RC
  Each requires 1 Skeleton Fish Chips and 1 Spooky Pasta

Feed 26 Pet Food to a Pet
  Show me (You cannot skip this task)

Dig 8 Chests
  Show me (You cannot skip this task)

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP
Special Reward: Pumpkin Owl Decoration for Seaside Farm

Darryl:  Happy Halloween!














10 October 2016

Spooky Halloween Farm Beauty Contest





Screenshots show completed but empty Halloween Stage/Base, Halloween Stage Concert with stackable Decorations, Bat House, Jack-O-Lantern Machine and many of the Theme Decorations from last year that are Theme once again for the current contest.

N.B.  The 'Darryl the Doctor' Mission will be found in the post below this one.

In the past, a farmer had to be at Level 15 or higher in order to participate in the Farm Beauty Contests.  I doubt that has changed but need confirmation to be certain.

Balance of Items
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For new farmers, there are a few basic instructions.  You need to organise your farm BEFORE you take the photograph in order to gain the maximum benefit from your design.   Have a good balance of Crops, Trees, Animals, Machines, Decorations and now Paths as well.  Your design now has to take Landscape Points into account, which means that you need to lay paths and water paths, then place as many Decorations as possible within their sphere of influence.  Remember that the maximum number of points for any tile is 50 (for Macaron and Pebble Paths), and therefore, once you have a total of 50 Points from the Path itself and Decorations within the area, more Decorations will not add any more points.

Designing Paths
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Generally speaking, it is better to make a long single-file path surrounding an area filled with Crops, Machines, Trees or a combination of these with Decorations than to place all of your tiles together.   To discover the effect a specific Decoration will have on your Landscape Point total, use the Move Tool and hover near the Paths you have set on your Farm.  If you have achieved the maximum number of Points for any path, you will see that the Decoration would add zero points if placed in that location.  If there is a Path that does not have the maximum points from Decorations in its sphere of influence, you will see the precise number of points that your Decoration will add to the total in that area.

Crop, Tree, Animal, Machine Totals
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 For the Farm Beauty Contest, you need a variety of Crops.  It originally was 16 different Crops in order to gain the maximum Votes for your Crops.  For Trees, it was 16 different Trees and for Machines, 16 different Machines.  I believe that the count was lowered to 13 in later contests, but again must confirm what is needed for THIS contest.

Butterfly Houses, Beehives and the Bat House qualify as 'Animals' for the purpose of the Contest and every different style of Beehive or Butterfly House will count as a different Animal.

Landscape Point Totals
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In previous Contests, Charm was the aspect that three of the Characters prized.  Now they prize Landscape Points instead.  The Vote category speaks of Beautiful Paths with High Landscape Points.  In essence, you need less than 3000 Landscape Points to gain the maximum number of Votes from Felicia, Darryl and Grandma.  You do not need more than that.  I confirmed this myself.  The actual total needed is somewhere between 2000 and 3000.  I will confirm that when I can.  Rosewood was very low in Landscape Points but today added to the total and with 2320 Landscape Points achieved the maximum of 24/24.

With 1034 Landscape Points, another farmer received 16/24 Votes for Landscape.  With 0nly 242 Points, another received 6/24.  At 293 one more Vote was acquired for 7/24.

Gallery Registration
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Gallery Registration is central to all the Farm Beauty Contests.  If a Theme Decoration has not been registered in the Gallery prior to the point of submitting your Photograph, it usually will not count towards Theme.  Furthermore, two of the Characters in the form of Darryl and Grandma give Votes based on the total number of items you have registered in your Gallery.  The number required to gain the maximum points in this category is not that high, however.  My rather new farm, Asgard, has been able to gain the maxmum in this category (but not in some of the others) and I have not registered that many of my Trees, Animals or Machines, although I have tried to register most Decorations as I acquired them.

I believe that all that counts for the Gallery Vote itself is the number of Gallery Points that you have, earned through obtaining the little round Cow Tokens that are one of the Rewards for every Registration.

524/1250, almost half of the total for filling the third tier (third Cow Token at the top of the Gallery Menu) gives 15/16 Votes for having a g

879/2250, almost half of the fourth Cow Token filled, gives you 16/16.  I am trying to find the precise total that gives you the maximum number of Votes for a Great Gallery.

Timing of Snapshot/Photograph
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You have to take an initial photograph of your Farm to enter the Farm Beauty Contest.  If you have time to design your Farm on the first day, do so BEFORE you take the photograph, making certain you have maximised all aspects that will  give Votes from the four Characters.  If you do not have time to organise your Farm, simply take the photograph of it as  it stands... better to get some Votes than no Votes.  You can take a new photograph every day if you wish.

If you need more Theme Items, make certain that, should you obtain a new one, that you register it BEFORE you take a new photograph of the Farm.  Only the items as they appear in the current photograph are counted.

After taking the photograph of your perfected Farm, you can remove anything or change anything without it modifying or changing the Farm Beauty Contest entry.  It is only when you submit a new photograph that anything will change.  Thus, you try to set up your Farm for maximum Votes in every category, take and submit a photograph of it and then do whatever you need to make your farm more practical for specific tasks, quests or whatever.


Buddies and the Farm Beauty Contests
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The Buddy relationship is becoming increasingly important with the release of the Pet option and the ability to feed and/or borrow a Buddy Pet.  It has been important for quite some time, however, where the Farm Beauty Contests are concerned.  The Buddy Share Box in the Lucky Wheel usually contains a number of Theme Decorations in any current Farm Beauty Contest.  If you are not at least a Level 2 Buddy with the farmer who has the Share Box, you will be unable to access it or purchase anything from it.

This Contest is no exception.  There are at least 5 Theme Decorations that can be purchased from the Buddy Share Box.

Activity Tokens
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The Activity Tokens are being offered simultaneously in different activities now, unlike previous Activity Tokens.  You can find them by completing the highlighted Order on the Daily Order Board.  Completing that order will give you 15 Activity Tokens.  If you refresh, you will be able to net 15 more.

You must fish with the Halloween Hook to receive them when fishing.  The Halloween Hook is a temporary Hook that can be found in the regular Hook Menu.  It takes 125 Bait to use.

Halloween Hook
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There is a notice to the effect that, if you fish using the Halloween Hook, you will have a chance to gain Activity Tokens as well as materials for the Halloween Stage.  When you use the Halloween Hook, you will catch special Halloween Fish.  A couple of these were used in Recipes in the Kitchen back in the day... will have to confirm if those Recipes have reappeared.  In any case, you may receive a special Fishing Bag with the Fish you catch.

I received 3 Activity Tokens and a Blueberry Candy in the one I obtained.  As I have a completed Halloween Stage from the past, I probably cannot receive any materials for that Baae now, nor would I wish to do so!

The fish you can catch are:

Karken
Humpback Anglerfish
Ghost Jellyfish
Vampire Clam
Skeleton Fish
Skull Anchor (not really a fish)

You will find all of them in the last section of your Fish Book.

If the Jack-O-Lantern Machine is offered in the Market again, you can obtain materials for it in the Yellow Mystrons Shop (one material per day) or by using the Halloween Hook.  When

Farm Character Votes
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The fundamental rules of these Beauty Contests remain the same.  The difference now for this new Contest is in the substitution of Landscape Points for Charm Points as one of the farm aspects that draw votes from three out of the four Farm Characters.

You now have the following from the Farm Characters:

Felicia:

Theme: Maximum Votes 24/24
  Theme Items are given in the red book that you will find in the Main Farm Beauty Contest Menu.  Not all Theme items have the same value.  Very often a new Decoration will be worth 3 Votes where an old one will be worth only 1.  I will list all Theme items below with their values.

Expansion: Maximum 16/16
  You do NOT need the largest expansion to obtain the maximum points.

Landscape Points: Maximum: 24/24
  Description:  Beautiful Paths with high Landscape Points
  Note here that a total of 3000 Landscape Points will give you the maximum Votes here.

Animals:  Maximum 16/16

Dad:

  High Level Farms: Maximum: 16/16
  Note that Level 101 gives you 11 points.

  Expansion: Maximum: 24/24

  Theme: Maximum: 24/24

  Machines:  Maximum: 16/16

Darryl:

  Theme:  Maximum: 24/24

  Crops: Maximum: 16/16
    N.B.  Variety here is the key.

  Landscape Points: Maximum: 24/24

  Gallery Registration: Maximum: 16/16

Grandma:

  High Level: Maximum is 16/16

  Gallery Registration: MAximum is 16/16

  Landscape Points: Maximum is 24/24

  Trees: Maximum: 16/16
    Variety is the key.

List of Theme Items
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Theme Items for this Contest include two Premium Trees, 1 Animal (Bat House) and many Decorations.

Theme Trees:
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Spooky Tree
  1 Vote from 3 Characters
  Found in Market or Mystrons Shops randomly
  Costs 8 RC in Tree section of Market

Guarana Bush
  1 Vote from 3 Chqqracters
  Avialalbe in Market and Mystrons Shops
  Costs 6 RC in Tree section of Market

Theme Animals
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Bat House
  1 Vote from 3 Chracters
  Temporarily available in Market for 18 RC

Theme Machines
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Jack-O-Lantern Machine
  1 Vote from 3 Characters
    Evidently will be available in Shop in uninished form

The Jack-O-Lantern Machine, introduced two years ago, brought back last year briefly and, in the Theme Decoration list, apparently to be brought back once more, is listed as a Theme Decoration.  If it becomes available again, you will buy it in unfinished condition and either fish for materials to complete it or purchase them in a Mystron Shop.


Theme Decorations
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Pumpkin Fountain
  1 Vote from 3 Characters
  Can be found randomly in Yellow Mystrons Shop or in Buddy Share Box
  Price is 12 RC in Buddy Share Box

Bunny Reaper
  2 Votes from 3 Characters
  Can be found only in special sale offer currently

Halloween Fence
  1 Vote from 3 Characters
  Can be found in Activity Tokens Shop for 60 Activity Tokens  or randomly in other Mystery Mystrons Shops

Pumpkin Light
  1 Vote from 3 Characters
  Can be foundin Buddy Share Boxes
  Price is 12 RC in Buddy Share Box

Flower Torch
  1 Vote from 3 Characters
  Can be found randomly in Yellow Mystrons Shop

Skeleton Rockstar Diva
  3 Votes from 3 Characters
  Can be found in special offer now but from the past

Oak Tree with Owl
  1 Vote from 3 Characters
  Not yet available, will be special offer

Scarecrow
  1 Vote from 3 Characters
  Buy in Market for Coins

Funny Scarecrow
  1 Vote from 3 Characters
   Not available currently, was April Fool Mission reward a couple of years ago

Pumpkin Cat
  1 Vote from 3 Characters
  Given as Farm Beauty Contest Reward

White Ghost
  3 Votes from 3 Characters
  Not yet available, will be a special offer

Witch Legs
  1 Vote from 3 Chqracters
  Available now in special offer but from past

Pumpkin Tombstone
  1 Vote from 3 Characters
  Available now in Activity Token Shop for 480 Activity Tokens and Buddy Share Boxes
  Price is 15 RC in a Buddy Share Box

Stereo Coffin
  1 Vote from 3 Characters
  Available as special offer but from past

Straw Witch
  1 Vote from 3 Characters
  Sometimes available randomly in Blue Mystrons Shop for 300 Blue Mystrons

Runnibg Mummy
  1 Vote from 3 Characters
  From the past

Halloween Stage
  3 Votes from 3 Characters
  Available now in Market in unfinished form

Skeleton Rockstar Frontman
  2 Votes from 3 Characters
  Special Offer but from past

Vampire Scarecrow
  1 Vote from 3 Characters
  From past but appears in Buddy Share Boxes
  Price is 12 RC in Buddy Share Box

Ghost Broom
  1 Vote from 3 Characters
  Last year's Farm Beauty Contest Reward

Pumpkin Tower
  1 Vote from 3 Characters
  Available in Buddy Share Box
  Price is 10 RC in Buddy Share Box

07 October 2016

Darryl the Doctor Quest and Doctor's Cases Collections Mission

A new time-restricted Quest in the form of Darryl the Doctor has been released in tandem with a Collections Mission that gives a Eucalyptus Tree as a Reward.  if you prefer not to complete the Collections Mission, you can find the Tree in the Market for 9 RC.

Other premium Trees that will be required for the tasks in the traditional Quest sequence include a Pomegranate Tree and a Banana Tree.  You will need a Persimmon Tree to complete the Collections Mission.

Collection Set Registration
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There is only one Decoration this time in the form of the Tea in a Scarf Decoration, and the Collections Set in the Lighthouse reflects this by making the required items two premium Trees and the single new Decoration.  The Trees are the Persimmon Tree and Pomegranate Tree.  Rewards for registration of the three items are 1 RC, 88 Green Mystrons and a Clam Friendship Flower.

When you complete Darryl the Doctor 8 you will receive Bear Pet Ears, an 'accessory' to decorate your Pet House, of all things.  Tap on the Paint Brush when you have accessed the Pet House menu to use it.

Strategies for Quest
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As previously indicated, you will need some premium Trees to complete the tasks in the traditional Quest sequence.  If you do not have these, you may be able to find them in one of the Mystron Shops or in your Special Deals Daily Deal Shop for the new currency, TC.  Note here, however, that 100 TC is the equivalent of 1 RC.  If you actually have sufficient TC, it makes sense to use it to buy a Tree, but if you do not have it, you simply can go to the Tree section of the Market to buy it for RC.  The price is the same even if the currency is different.

At the moment, there are new special sales offers that bundle Trees with Decorations.  They really should have started the sale at the same time as the Mission but they waited a day.  You now can find the Persimmon Tree on sale with the Witch Legs Decoration and 4 RC.  The Wild Rose Bush is sold with the Stereo Coffin and 10 RC and there are two DIY offers as well.  One allows you to choose between Persimmon, Plum and Dark Chocolate Trees with the Skeleton Rockstar Frontman Decoration, a choice of Farm Aids and 4 RC.  The other DIY gives you the Skeleton Rockstar Diva Decoration with choice of Pomegranate Tree, Guava Tree or Butternut Squash Tree, along with a choice of Farm Aids or Popcorn Machine and finally 38 RC.  All of the Decorations that are paired with Trees are from last year.  The only new Decoration, the Bunny Reaper has no tree paired with it and is not stackable at this point in time.  The rest of the Decorations being sold in these offers can be stacked on the old Halloween Base.

That having been said, the only time when one really might consider the expenditure of RC useful to complete a task in this sequence is to purchase the Polished Coral Twigs for the Rose Coral Mirrors if you cannot obtain them by processing your Coral.  It is a bonus item and not that easy to obtain... the six Rose Coral Mirrors that you make have to be transported to the Island to make 6 Coral Dressing Tables in the very last part of the Mission.  Make certain that you have 6 Wooden Panels as well for this project.  Note that Wooden Panels are made from Red Sandalwood, cut from a Red Sanders Tree.  The growth of any Wood Tree on the Island cannot be speeded with Watering Cans but use of Weather Aids such as Rain or Thunder will speed growth of everything including Wood Trees.  Incidentally, each Rose Coral Mirror takes about 10 minutes to transport from Seaside Farm to Island Farm.  Split the transport between Zeppelins if you can.

The Coral Dressing Tables are made in the Workshop.  Unlike some of the other crafting buildings, the Workshop takes no time at all to complete items, but you will use 1 Power for each item that you produce.

Almost every Cooked Dish that you make in the course of this Quest will be used as an ingredient in another dish later, so sell nothing.

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I am not entirely happy with the changes made recently.  Originally, the traditional Quest sequence gave TWO cleanable Decorations as special Rewards, one after the first half was completed and one at the very end.  The first was a Decoration for the Seaside Farm and the second was a Decoration for the Island.  This made a lot of sense as the second half of the Quest sequence included some island Tasks.  They then changed the rewards to two Seaside Decorations that were almost identical, such as two telephone kiosks or two Drum Sets.  Now they have gone further in eliminating the first Decoration and replacing it with a Pet House 'accessory' or theme item.  The developes obviously are trying to push new aspects of the game.  Another recent change was to give a Stove House Recipe instead of a Tree or Collectable as the Reward for a Colelctions Mission and incorporate that Recipe in one or more of the tasks.  That was another fundamental change in these time-restricted Missions.

Perosnally, I dislike all the changes and indeed, I know no players who prefer these new Rewards to the old ones in the form of 1 Decoration for Seaside and 1 Decoration for the Island.  While they are trying to force players to unlock the Island, they yet eliminate one of the incentives for doing so.  New players no longer can obtain Island Decorations as Rewards for completing the time-restricted Quests.  Those Island Decorations were more valuable in a way than their Seaside counterparts as the Island Gift Boxes often contained Farm Aids.  Furthermore, they DECORATED the Island.  When a player has obtained a high Dev Point total, he/she can craft 'landmark decorations' but that is poor consolation really for losing the chance to gain new Decorations as quest rewqrds.  The landmark Decorations cannot be cleaned, although they are very attractive.

Some of us are not that keen on the Stove House.  Some of us do not have the time or energy to deal with it.  The new Pet option is another one that requires a tremendous amount of time and energy.  It is more fun than the Stove House but... many of us came to Seaside to farm.   It is becoming less and less a farming game.

Collect Doctor's Cases
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This is the Collections Mission

70 Red Doctor's Cases from Onions
50 Black Doctor's Cases from Beef
30 Blue Doctor's Cases from Grape Jam
10 Yellow Doctor's Cases from Persimmons

Reward: Eucalyptus Tree
N.B.  You can purchase the Eucalyptus Tree in the Market for 9 RC if you prefer.

Darryl the Doctor 1
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Hi farmers, wondering why I'm so sad?  Well, a lot of my friends have the flu right now, so I can't hang out with them at all...

Plant 40 Clover
  Skip for 10 RC

Feed your Holstein Cow 40 times
  Skip for 10 RC

Harvest 6 Cherries
  Skip for 6 RC

Rewards: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Darryl:  Dylan and George are both ill.  Tina, too!

Darryl the Doctor 2
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Darryl:  Remember Tina, farmer?  She played the trumpet in my rock band this summer.  I want to visit her, but Grandma says I'll catch the flue as well and won't let me!

Harvest 40 Oats
  Skip for 10 RC

Produce 40 Sacks of Rye Flour
  Skip for 10 RC

Collect 20 Jars of Honey
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 160 XP

Darryl:  It's not fair!  Tina is my friend!  We're even wearing matching costumes to the school's Hallowe'en party!

Darryl the Doctor 3
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Darryl:  Don't smile at me like that, farmer!  Tina and I are just friends and I miss her, that's all.  And she must be miserable with the flu.  I wish I could help her, but I don't know how.  I'm not a doctor, after all.

Harvest 8 Coconuts
  Skip for 8 RC

Harvest 40 Rice
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 16 bags of Cake Flour
  Skip for 16 RC
  Each requires 2 Oat Flour and 2 Rye Flour

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Darryl:  Great idea, farmer!  Grandma must know something I can do!  She helped me so many times when I was ill!

Darryl the Doctor 4
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Darryl:  Grandma says that i could read a book about herbs and make a remedy for Tina.  However, she can't remember where she put her books.  She knows all the remedies by heart.  Where do I get a book about herbs?

Produce 10 Jars of Cherry Jam
  Skip for 10 RC

Prepare 16 Soft Dough
  Skip for 16 RC
  Each requires 1 Cake Flour and 1 Batter
  Each Batter requires 2 Wheat Flour and 1 Egg

Collect 10 Herbal Remedies from Neighbours
  Skip for 10 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 170 XP

Special Reward: Mission Gift Box

Darryl:  Brilliant, farmer!  Our neighbours were so nice!  I'll definitely find something now.

Darryl the Doctor 5
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Darryl:  Oh no!  As soon as I sat down to read, Felicia came over.  She says I'm moping and she wants to distract me.  I don't want to be distracted!  I'm busy!  Do you think I can get out of it, farmer?  Sisters can be so annoying...

Harvest 50 Spinach
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 12 Coconut Milk
  Skip for 12 RC
  Requires 1 Coconut and 2 Sugar

Prepare 8 Sticky Rice
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Rice and 1 Coconut Milk
  
Rewards: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Darryl:  Ugh, she wants me to help her cook!  I don't mind cooking... but I'm not really good at it.  Will you help me?

Darryl the Doctor 6
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Felicia is trying to help so much that I feel bad about trying to avoid her.   She is cooking all my favourites!  She even said there would be sweets!

Produce 50 Sugar
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 8 Spinach Salads
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Spinach and 2 Onions

Prepare 8 Polish Donuts
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Batter and 1 Cake Flour

Rewards: 2500 Coins, 180 XP

Darryl:  I'm so full I can hardly breathe!  Will she let me read in peace now?

Darryl the Doctor 7
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Darryl:  Now she wants us to go fishing.  I love it, but now?  Really?  She says she'll take some snacks with us.  It's so Felicia, to think that food can solve anything!  Hmm, maybe I can persuade her to bake something for Tina?

Use Squid Hook to fish 8 times
  Skip for 8 RC
  N.B.  If you wish to finish this task without having to wait to refresh your fishing chances, simply miss the first catch.  The number of tries that the game gives is 7.  By missing one, you still will have seven left.  What you will need from this expedition is Coral.

Harvest 8 Pomegranates
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Pomegranate Cookies
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Pomegranate and 1 Soft Dough

Reward: 2500 Coins,  190 XP

Darryl:  Ah, fishing is so relaxing, and Felicia got sunburned so she is going to fix some crem for her skin and leave me to my books!

Darryl the Doctor 8
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Darryl:  There are so many medicinal plants!  Almost every plant has some healing properties.  I need something to battle the flu.  What do you think of Eucalyptus?  Do we have it on the farm?

Place a Eucalyptus Tree on your Farm
  Reward from Collections Mission or buy in Market for 9 RC
  Skip for 10 RC?  (I had one on the farm so did not see price of skipping task, although it always has been 10 RC before.)

Prepare 8 Cups of Eucalyptus Tea
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Eucalyptus Leaf and 3 Honey

Process 4 Corals in the Seafood House
  Skip for 4 RC
  Each takes a little less than 5 minutes to process but it counts when you begin the task.

Reward: 2500 Coins, 190 XP

Darryl:  I like the smell of the tea!

Special Reward:  Bear Pet Ears, a piece of headgear for your Pet House, not your actual Pet!

Darryl the Doctor 9
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Darryl:  Grandma thinks that Eucalyptus is a cool idea, but she also wants me to do my chores.  With the reading and Felicia distracting me, I haven't got much done!  Well, what does Grandma's Chore List say?

Finish all of Today's Orders on the Order Board
  Skip for 6 RC

Harvest 50 Raspberries
  Skip for 12 RC

Prepare 8 Plates of Spinach Dumplings
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Spinach Salad and 1 Soft Dough

Reward: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Darryl:  Phew, that was a lot of work.  Let's go check to see if the Eucalyptus has any leaves to harvest now!

Darryl the Doctor 10
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Darryl:  Argh, Felicia!  She roped Dad into this 'distract Darryl from his moping' scheme!  How on earth am I going to find time to make some medicine for Tina now/

Harvest 8 Bananas
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Bowls of Fruit Salad
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Banana and 2 Cherries

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

Rewards: 2500 Coins, 200 XP

Darryl:  Maybe I need to make something else to go with that tea...  I think I saw some raspberries in the barn.

Darryl the Doctor 11
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Darryl:  Dad has me working like crazy!  Well, there is a lot of work to do.  Maybe I should help him more often.  While i do that, can you please think of something I can do with the raspberries?

Harvest 50 Pineapples
  Skip for 12 RC

Collect 20 Mashers from Neighbours
  Skip for 20 RC

Transport 50 Pineapples to the Island Farm
  Skip for 12 RC

Reward: 2500 Coins, 210 XP

Darryl:  A masher?  Huh, an interesting idea!  Let's put it to good use!

Darryl the Doctor 12
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Darryl:  Felicia is back from the Beauty Shop!  Looks like she cured her sunburn.  Let's ask her if she can bake something sweet for Tina!  Maybe I should bribe her with something, so she'll definitely agree.

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

Prepare 8 Banana Splits
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Banana and 1 Condensed Milk

Prepare 8 Bowls of Pomegranate Fruit Salad
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Pomegranate and 1 Fruit Salad
  Each Fruit Salad requires 1 Banana and 2 Cherries

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

Darryl:  I know she'd like those pomegranates!  She agreed!

Darryl the Doctor 13
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Darryl:  While Felicia is rereading her recipes, I have to go back to help Dad.  You won't believe how much there is to do on the island!  It's so beautiful here and we can earn so much with all those orders!

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

Craft 5 Camomile Aroma Bottles in the Beauty Shop
  Skip for 6 RC
  Make certain that you transport the Bottles and Camomile Essential Oil from the Island beforehand
  Each requires 1 Wooden Aroma Bottle, 1 Camomile Essential Oil and 1 Distilled Water..  Takes about 12 minutes to complete but you will be credited when you begin the production.

Craft 3 Wooden Panels in the Sawmill
  Skip for 6 RC
  Wooden Panels are made from Red Sandalwood.  You actually will need a total of 6 of these for one of the final tasks.

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Darryl:  Do you think Tina will agree to visit the island for a ride in our boat?  We could deliver some orders together!

Darryl the Doctor 14
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Darryl:  Grandma asked for some mirrors from the island.  I'm starting to think she's in on it too!  Do you think they don't like Tina and don't want me helping her?  But she's so nice.  Why wouldn't they like her?

Craft 6 Coral Rose Mirrors
  Skip for 6 RC
  These are made in the Beauty Shop, rather a difficult item as it requires a bonus item from processing Coral in the form of a Polished Coral Twig.
  Each requires 2 Red Rose Bouquets, 1 Polished Coral Twig and 1 Glass.  Takes 13 minutes to complete.  As soon as you complete them, ship them off to the Island as you will need 6 of them for one of the final tasks.  It is here that it may be useful to advise you to buy the Polished Coral Twigs for 1 RC each if you do not have them rather than skipping the task or even part of it.  If you pay for the Twigs and make all six of the mirrors, you will be able to make the Dressing Tables later on the Island without having to pay any additional RC to skip any of THOSE.

Prepare 8 Raspberry Puree
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 2 Eucalyptus Leaf and 3 Rsspberry
  (Does NOT sound tasty to me!)

Harvest 60 Zucchini
  Skip for 20 RC
  This is an Island Crop

Reward: 2500 Coins, 220 XP

Darryl:  Grandma says I fret too muh and laughs at me.  Hah!  You should see her when she frets over Grandpa after he blows up an experiment!

Darryl the Doctor 15
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Darryl:  I can't bring all the medicinal things to Tina like that.  I definitely would spill them!  How can I carry them safely?  Do you think she will like this?  Oh no, what if she is allergic to raspberries?

Prepare 8 Medicinal Sets
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Eucalyptus Tea and 1 Raspberry Puree

Produce 30 Zucchini Bread
  Skip for 15 RC
  This is an Island Task
  To make Zucchini Bread, you will need a total of three Island Machines.  You need the Watermill to grind the Chestnut Flour, the Dehydrator to dry the Zucchini into Dried Zucchini and finally the Flavoured Bread Machine to make the actual Zucchini Bread (and Mastery to be able to make that particular Bread).  Although the actual Flavoured Bread Machine requires 2160 Dev Points to purchase, you will find an unfinished Machine on one of the Island Expansions and thus can obtain it without having sufficient Dev Points to qualify for a purchase!

Prepare 8 Sweet and Savoury Feasts
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Pomegranate Fruit Salad and 1 Spinach Dumplings

Reward: 2500 Coins, 230 XP

Darryl:  Easy for you to say, farmer.  Well, I just need to get the things Felicia made and I'll be on my way to Tina.

Darryl the Doctor 16
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Darryl:  Tina loved it: the medicinal stuff and also Felicia's dishes too!  We talked about our Halloween costumes and I played the guitar for her.  Tina's mum even made us some juice.  I can't wait until Tina is well again!

Craft 6 Coral Dressing Tables
  Skip for 6 RC
  This is an Island Task.  You need to transport the 6 Coral Rose Mirrors you made in the Beauty Shop to the Island.  Each Coral Dressing Table requires 1 Coral Rose Mirror and 1 Wooden Panel.  As you only made 3 Wooden Panels in an earlier step, you will need three more of those.

Harvest 8 Wild Rose Fruits
  Skip for 8 RC

Prepare 8 Rose Mirror Cakes
  Skip for 8 RC
  Each requires 1 Sticky Rice and 1 Wild Rose Marmalade
  Each Sticky Rice requires 2 Rice and 1 Coconut Milk
  Each Wild Rose Marmalade requires 1 Wild Rose Fruit and 2 Sugar

Rewards: 2500 Coins, 230 XP
Final Reward:  Tea in a Scarf Decoration

Darryl:  Phew, I can finally relax!  See you at Halloween, farmer, and thanks for your help!

Unfortunately, we cannot relax, dear Darryl... it's almost time for another round of guests to swoop down on the farm, bringing orders that have to be filled by pets needing FOOD constantly...

Stackable Decorations
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Note that the Tea in a Scarf Decoration shows the jigsaw puzzle piece icon when it is in your Gift Box but does not show any option to stack when you place it on your farm.  It may be intended for the NEXT Base.