Here's a compiled list of tips from our Veteran Farmer Micheal Wheal.
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0 - Yep - the most important piece of advice you will get.. LOG IN EVERYDAY, even if you don't play... Just get the log in bonus and leave !
1 - Build the warehouse as soon as you can ! The ESSENTIAL upgrade for your farm. forget land expansions, keeping all your gear and animals in the warehouse, bringing them out and using them where needed, allowing your fields to grow and your yards to grow trees is priceless.
2 - Spend RC's wisely, not hoard them, and not waste them. Yes, RC's are rare, at lower levels, but after a few weeks play, you will be getting 10 a week free. Don't waste them on quests - I know that 30 RC's for a camel is expensive - but leave the quest alone if you don't want to buy the camel, and after a month or so, the quest will vanish.
3 - Greenhouses look cool - but you have no use for them at lower levels. The water well covers more squares, is cheaper to upgrade and takes up less space. the well is a much higher priority than a greenhouse.
4 - You can never have enough neighbors ! Family Farm has one of the easiest neighbor interfaces in a Facebook game. One click opens up the whole list and another click on each sends an item or accepts one. Actually, once you reach 200 neighbors - you get no more rewards.. but... more neighbors = more gifts !
5 - Send out a request for something / anything everyday - even if it's something you don't need - ask. Any extra items can be traded for Automation Points.
6 - Examine the profit / time / cost values of your crops wisely. Compare Goat Cheese and Stout Beer for example. Goat Cheese takes 1 hour to grow the pasture, one click to turn into milk, and another 2 clicks to turn into fine goat cheese. It sells for a massive 34 coins. Now, Stout beer, takes 26 hours to grow, using one square, costs 148 to buy and sells for 303 !!! But, consider this... in the same time, that one square, making goat cheese (if you failed to sleep) would make you 494 coins and far more XP ! Goat cheese isn't looking too bad now.
7 - Plan your growth times around your Facebook access times, if you are going away for 6 or so hours. Lavender is a good crop to grow. 6 hours - cost 45, sells in bouquet form for 75. That's a nice return per hour.
8 - Trees are a long term investment. Do not buy your trees with the plan of making money off them straight away. Collect the produce and let it sit in your inventory until you can make something decent, with a good return. A lot of trees can be gifted, saving you 100's of coins.
**9 - Love animals make you LOTS of money. Go ahead, when you are allowed to buy one, and start requesting for their food, do this until you have several hundred at least. Buy the animal and set it to automatic, now, as long as the animal is with you, request food for it every day from all your neighbors. You want to feed that cat / donkey or deer for as long as it is with you. A 1000 cat food and 3 days of asking 100+ neighbors will easily nett you 250,000 coins.
10 - Use the Angie's group page and do not be afraid to ask for help / advice. There are people out there, higher and lower levels than you, and we all have advice if you need it.
11 - Expand your ranch as / when your money allows. There are sales on land expansions every so often, some people wait for these 20% discounts, others just buy, expand and use the new land.
12 - There's no best answer to Land or Yard ? if you want to grow, then go land, if you want trees and gear and need more space - go Yard. But, lets be honest here - a big Warehouse makes the choice easier.
13 - The quests are there to guide you on your farming journey. If you are encountering quests that you can't do, as they require gear / items that are higher level than you are.. well.. give yourself a pat on the back.. you are ahead of the game... Go away and plant / farm and make some money to catch up with the quests again.
14 - Extra quest items can be traded for OP's. Need 10 of item X ? Ask 30 people to get your 10 items and trade off any excess.
15 - I see a lot of people asking the same question.. Which crops make beer ? My mind puts them together like this.. The 'B's go together, so Barley = Berliner. 'R' is next to 'S' in the alphabet.. so Rye = Stout and finally, 'W' and 'M' are my initials... so Munich = Wheat. Ok, that last one might be a problem for you guys whose initials aren't M and W
16 - A Garden Ranch - which can be bought at level 45, costs 950,000 (or so) and adds around 121 plots to a 2nd smaller ranch. This is one of the best investments you can buy at that level.
17 - There's no rush to get to an endgame! Enjoy the journey. Likewise, there's no real need to spend any REAL money on this game unless you really have too.. The timed missions last around 15 days and are easily completed in that time, even by someone with only a few neighbors.
**Love animals are no longer available
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