Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Craftshop and Quests Guide

It’s time to start building the Craftshop, a new constructible building that will serve as the base for a whole new level of crafting in FarmVille in the near future. Plus we have some new quests to help you and your friends build it!

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You’ll get the Craftshop frame for free the first time you play FarmVille after the update, and you will immediately be entered into Placement Mode. You can place the Craftshop on your farm now, or you can choose to place it in your Gift Box for use later
(by switching to the Multi-Tool for instance). If you put it into your Gift Box, you’ll be able to place it on either your Home Farm or English Countryside farm.

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If you lose your sell your Craftshop, you can purchase it again in the Market. It is listed under Buildings, though there are two versions available: the Craftshop frame (for coins) and the fully-built Craftshop (for 30 Farm Cash). If you see that it is “Locked” you either have one in your Gift Box or it’s on your farm someplace. You can have just one Craftshop per farm.

Once the Craftshop frame is on the farm you can click on it, then select “Look Inside” to see this window:

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The Craftshop is a constructible building that requires certain building parts to complete it. However, it does not require the normal types of building parts, but instead three new types: Spools of Twine, Concrete bags, and Hammers.

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You can acquire these parts by:
  • Asking your neighbors for these parts by posting a help request to your feed (click on the “Ask For Part” button for each type of part).
  • Give parts to your neighbors via the Free Gifts page or the “Send Gifts” button.
  • Acquire parts by spending Farm Cash. Click on the “Buy” button for that particular part to purchase all of the particular part that you need (the cost is X Farm Cash, where X is the number of parts left that you need), or buy those parts individually in the Market (you can find them in Farm Aides -> Other).
  • Acquire all needed parts for the building by spending Farm Cash (click on the “Complete Now” button to purchase parts for the rest of the building). The cost is X Farm Cash, where X is the total number of parts left needed to finish the building.
  • Using individual parts already available in your Gift Box.
  • As rewards from certain quests (see below).
This is what the Craftshop looks like once fully constructed:

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The Craftshop Quests!

You’ll also notice once the Craftshop frame becomes available that there’s a new group of quests you can try out. The quests generally are aimed around the Craftshop and with the help of your friends you can get some great rewards, some of which can be used towards the construction of the Craftshop. You’ll need to be Level 15 to start the quests.

Workin’ on the Craftshop

Gilda has stopped by and is trying to convince you to start a Craftshop, because every farmer is going to want one (in the example below we’ve already placed the Craftshop).

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The quest objectives are:
  • Buy 1 Craftshop – you should be able to get this completed just by getting the Craftshop through Placement mode. Alternatively you can just buy it from the Market.
  • Fertilize plots on neighbor’s farms 25 times – you’ll need to fertilize 25 plots of neighbors farms (note that you can fertilize 5 plots on each neighbor’s farm per 24 hour period).
The quest rewards are:
  • 100 XP
  • 2 Hammers
  • 2 bags of Concrete
  • 2 Spools of Twine
  • 2,500 Coins
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You also have the option of Sharing some more Concrete with your friends via a wall feed post when you complete the quest.

Shoulder to the Plow

Farming and crafting means you’ll need to know both processes to be successful – growing the ingredients, crafting parts and making something cool.

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The quest objectives are:
  • Get 6 Cans of Elbow Grease – you can acquire these Cans by clicking on the “Ask Friends” button, which will ask you to make a post to your feed. Alternatively you can skip this step by paying Farm Cash.
  • Harvest 100 Morning Glory – plant and harvest 100 plots of the Morning Glory flower.
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The quest rewards are:
  • 250 XP
  • 1 Milk Jub Cart
  • 5,000 Coins
Finishing Touches

The final quest involves finishing the Craftshop with some hard work.

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The quest objectives are:
  • Complete 1 Craftshop – complete construction of the Craftshop. You can spend Farm Cash to finish this objective, which should be 1 Farm Cash for every part left that you need (the default is 29 if you haven’t used any additional parts yet).
  • Harvest 100 Wheat – plant and harvest 100 plots of the Wheat crop.
The quest rewards are:
  • 500 XP
  • 5 Farm Cash
  • 7,500 Coins
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You also have the option of Sharing some Spools of Twine with your friends via a wall feed post when you complete this final Craftshop quest.

Now that you’ve completed building your Craftshop, it’s time to start building useful items that will help you around your farm. A new feature in this Craftshop is that you do not need your neighbor’s help to create items. However, when you get help, or give help to your neighbors, you have the opportunity to claim bonus extra crafting goods, keep on reading for more details!

This is a helpful guide that will help you understand the basics of our new crafting system:

First “Look Inside” of your Craftshop:

There is a large range of items that are available for you to craft ranging from Fuel, Bricks and new items that will unlock in the near future.

To craft an item you will need the appropriate number of bushels . Bushels can be gained either through your Marketstall or harvesting the right kind of crops. If you don’t have the right type of bushels you can either ask your friends by click “Get Bushels” or you can purchase them by clicking “Buy Ingredients”.

What’s “Add Helpers”?

On the left hand side of the Menu exists a “Add Helpers” button. When you add 4 Helpers to your crafted Item you get a bonus item, and all of the people who “Helped” will also receive that item as well. NOTE: It is not necessary to “Add Helpers” to complete your crafted item, but helpers activate a bonus for involving your friends!

You can request helpers every four hours or when you finish creating an item, you can request helpers that will count towards your next created item.
Please note that if you do not have at least 4 helpers, they will not be used on your crafted item and instead will stay on the left hand menu screen until you can complete a set of 4.

Completing Your Items

Once you have the right number of bushels, you will be able to start crafting your item by clicking “Make It”. If you have at least 4 helpers you will see their pictures appear on the item which denotes that when the item is completed you will all get bonus crating goods. If you do not see their pictures before you click “Make it”, no bonus is applied for that item.

You will then have the option of Adding Helpers for your NEXT crafted Item.

Crafted items normally take 24 hours to complete, but you can opt to click “Finish Now” to complete the items immediately. All completed items will be moved into your Gift Box and you have the option of adding more people as Helpers!

A final note about helpers, you can have more than 4 at a time. Whenever you “Add Helpers” they will be stored for you until you have enough to apply them towards a crafted item. Try out this fun new feature with your friends!
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