Tips from our Veteran Farmer

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Re: Tips from our Veteran Farmer

Postby CheekyBeak62 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:06 pm

[quote="peety"][quote="Angiebax"] You need both your friends request button & message button set to public as we DO INSIST on messages being sent with friends request. As many members will NO LONGER accept new neighbors W/O a message.

Sorry Angie, but I won't be joining your group, although I play every day. When my message button and friend reqest button were set to public I received some strange messages from unknown/unwanted persons, so it is now set to 'friends of friends', and I will not change it back. If someone has one friend in common they can send me a friend request/message, otherwise not.
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Re: Tips from our Veteran Farmer

Postby CheekyBeak62 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:15 pm

I will add that the first of these messages was a guy who, apparently, lived in the UK and worked in NYC. He had one friend, female. He said he liked my smile and would like to get to know me better. My profile picture at that time was Olivia Newton-John.
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Re: Tips from our Veteran Farmer

Postby Patricia Turnbull » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:13 pm

I am in Family Farm Friends and am very comfortable there my questions are answered in a speedy fashion I find if you put a few question marks after your question it gets answered faster a lot of people just say good night or hi so the question marks are needed I've never been to this Angie's list so I'm not going to put it down but let's all remember there are a lot of groups I could say mine is the best but that's just being a bigot and rude so I won't as I have no real idea about that I'm just comfortable in it what I do want is for the team here to hear us when we have a very good idea like a new warehouse or allow an unlimited warehouse just keep on leveling up the game gets their money as everyone that I know wants more room and we have more fun O.k I'm done hehe xx
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Re: Tips from our Veteran Farmer

Postby roseinmn » Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:47 am

admin wrote:Here's a compiled list of tips from our Veteran Farmer Micheal Wheal.
You've done an excellent job and thank you for letting me post this to our players!

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

Things are subject to change

:D :P :o WOW talk about ALOT of helpful info!!! where were you when i jined 4-5 months ago LOL been tryingto figure things out and not much luck sometimes...Also is there a way for me to delete players who havent played for like 4 months? not as a friend just from my family farm friend list? thnaks for all your help!!! maybe now i can get those trees in the storage shed and warehouse is comin up next!!! rosemarie roseinmn
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Re: Tips from our Veteran Farmer

Postby nananet » Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:38 pm

can someone please help me im fairly new and still learning but ive asked some of the nieghbours that wanted adding but no one seems to be interested in helping fellow players i need to know how do i make trifle and corn beef? anyone please :roll:
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Re: Tips from our Veteran Farmer

Postby MooDucky » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:17 pm

those items get made in the kitchen
Please excuse any typos... I do 95% of my posting from my phone so small screen and auto correct can make things tricky
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Re: Tips from our Veteran Farmer

Postby elmopalooza » Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:40 am

They are expecting us to spend money on crops now? Yeah not happening! The goals are impossible to do now thanks to this. If this keeps up I'm done!
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Re: Tips from our Veteran Farmer

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Re: Tips from our Veteran Farmer

Postby korina burch » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:03 pm

re: 1 - how do you get the warehouse now that Facebook's neighbor system is screwy?
re: 15 - M and W are upside down of each other, if you need another mnemonic.
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Re: Tips from our Veteran Farmer

Postby korina burch » Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:04 am

to nananet and any others who want to know about "corned beef in beer" and "trifle":

corned beef in beer - 5 beef (pasture fed to Limousin cattle); 5 salt (from salt pond, no further investment besides time and space); 3 Berliner Weiss-bier (hops and barley in beer machine)

trifle - 10 Gisela cherry (tree); 8 cream from cream machine (egg [corn to chicken coop] and milk [clover to Holstein cow]); and 10 fig (tree)

- go to kitchen, find recipe and pump out as many as you have ingredients for, no time required.
For these two, you also _don't_ need a tool you have to pay RC to get (once for all that use it, ever), like the oven (8RC) or the cheese slicer (3RC). Dishes will have a lock on them until you get the RC item if needed.
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