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Rob T May 16 2012 03:23 PM

Chapter 28 Quests
 



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Rob T May 16 2012 05:03 PM

What are quests?
 


Q: What are the Regular quests?

A: Quests are a way to earn extra coins on your farm by performing goals. These goals are products that you make using your facilities. A quest might require you to harvest crops, animals, trees, fish etc. You will then use those harvests to make other products until you reach your goal.

You can also earn Farm Cash by completing Quests within a certain time.





Rob T May 17 2012 08:57 AM

How do i start a quest?
 
http://r1.slashkey.com/images/gamegu...Quest icon.jpg

Quests
(Also referred to as Regular or Brown Quests)


http://r1.slashkey.com/images/gamegu...olbox 2019.PNG To start a quest click on your yellow toolbox to open it and look in the far left column for the brown Quest icon shown above and click on it. The Quest Manager will open.


Then click the blue "Accept Quest" button at the bottom left of the window.

http://r1.slashkey.com/images/gamegu...cept Quest.JPG




Rob T May 17 2012 09:04 AM

How many quests am i allowed?
 
Q: How many quests am i allowed?

A: You can have several active Quests at the same time depending on your level, here is the table:
  • Level 20 - 1 Max Active Quests
  • Level 35 - 2 Max Active Quests
  • Level 50 - 3 Max Active Quests
  • Level 65 - 4 Max Active Quests
  • Level 80 - 5 Max Active Quests
You can only accept 1 Quest per farmtown day (every 20 hrs) and it has to be completed before it expires.





Rob T May 17 2012 09:33 AM

How do i complete a quest?
 
Q: How do i complete a quest?

A: Once you've accepted a quest, you will see a window like this...

http://r1.slashkey.com/images/gamegu...fork quest.PNG

At the top of the window it shows you how much time until the quest will expire and no longer count. You need to complete your quest before time expires.

As you can see, this particular quest is to produce Pitch fork. You have to follow the steps in order to complete the quest. The steps that you can do right now are those that are highlighted. In this case, Harvest oak log pile, produce chromite ore, produce iron ore. As you see from the picture above, there is also a number 0/11 etc.. That lets you know how many you will need to complete that step. Fertilized farms DO count as 2 harvests in quest steps.

Each step that you complete, will show a green checkmark on it...

http://r1.slashkey.com/images/gamegu...rk quest 1.PNG

Steps that require you to make something in a facility can be done from the Quest Manager. Hover over the facility and you will see an "Open" button. Click it to open the facility and start your batch.

http://r1.slashkey.com/images/gamegu...rk quest 2.PNG

Some steps you may see a black circle, that shows you how much time is needed to produce that quantity of the item needed. In the case of the step below, It's just under 6 hours. You can hover your mouse over that circle to get an exact time till it's complete.

http://r1.slashkey.com/images/gamegu...rk quest 3.PNG


If you hover your mouse over a step thats not highlighted, it will let you know what steps have to be completed first before that step, as shown below.

http://r1.slashkey.com/images/gamegu...rk quest 4.PNG


You MUST complete ALL steps in order to complete a quest

If you can't complete a quest because you don't own a facility, try a lifeline, but please note, that lifelines do NOT help with the final step of the quest. You can also buy that facility to complete a quest with. If you can't do either of those, then you can just let the quest expire.







Rob T May 17 2012 09:36 AM

How much do i get for a quest?
 
Q: How much do i get for a quest?

A: The prize in coins will be higher depending on:
  • How fast the Quest was completed
  • The complexity of the Quest (amount of Quest Steps)
  • User Level
  • The maximum amount of coins you can earn for a quest is 15 million coins.

Earn Farm Cash while completing Quests: Here are the rules:
  • Earn 1 FarmCash if you have completed at least 3 quests in the last 7 days
  • Earn 2 FarmCash if you have completed at least 8 quests in the last 7 days, this is difficult, only about a 1000 users have done it in the past week, and is more difficult to do continuously
Once you get your FarmCash, you'll have to wait at least 7 days to qualify for more FarmCash rewards. In other words, if you play frequently you should be able to win 1 or 2 FarmCash a week.

The coins and farmcash buttons are independent of each other, so collect the coins!!! then collect your farmcash. Once the 7 days are up and you are able to collect farmcash again, you will either see a black box, which means you haven't done enough quests in order to collect.. or a blue box, which means you are now able to collect either 1 or 2 FC.

These rules may change in the future, specially if we do more changes to the Quests functionality.






Rob T May 17 2012 09:49 AM

How do i claim my prize?
 
Q: How do i claim my prize?

A: Once you've completed all the steps required, and you have all green check marks, as shown in the image below, you can then click the blue button at the bottom left side of the screen to "Collect Coins"

http://r1.slashkey.com/images/gamegu...rk quest 6.PNG




Q: What is the Show Quests button? "Show Quests" button located bottom right of the screen will show you how many quests you have completed and collected the coins for and how long ago they were completed

http://r1.slashkey.com/images/gamegu...ted 7 days.JPG

As you can see in the above picture, it shows 5 completed quests done in the last 7 days and one in red text which shows one that is more than 7 days old and will NOT count for the weeks quests.


Q: What is the Claim FarmCash button?
When this button turns blue you may claim your farm cash according to the rules.


http://r1.slashkey.com/images/gamegu...ward rules.jpg



Rob T May 17 2012 09:55 AM

What are the lifelines?
 
Q: What are the lifelines?

A: Quests Social Lifelines: Social Lifelines allows you to complete Quest Steps by interacting with friends. When you are stuck in a Quest you may decide to use a Social Lifeline to help you move forward.

http://r1.slashkey.com/images/gamegu...saver icon.JPG - Click the lifesaver icon in the top right of the quest window. The type of lifeline given to you is random, so you will not know what it is until you have clicked it. For now there will be 3 different kinds of Social Lifelines:-


http://r1.slashkey.com/images/gamegu...t lifeline.jpg - Gifting Lifeline - Allows you to complete Quest Steps by using gifts or ingredients from friends. In this case after you accept the gifts or ingredients you will have to Store them for them to be counted toward your Quest Steps requirements.

Example : If you need an ingredient that can be gifted from the gift page or sent via requesting ingredients from a product in a facility that you own, you can use this lifeline to request the item or exchange a gift for it. Once stored it will count towards your quest.


http://r1.slashkey.com/images/gamegu...r Lifeline.jpg - Trading Lifeline
When this lifeline is added back it will allow you to complete Quest Steps by trading goods with other farmers in the Market. This will help if you need a Primary product ( crops, harvested animal products, tree logs, tree fruits, fish and flowers) that can be bought from another farmer . You would need to meet up with them somewhere in the game and both be on line, then they would click on you to sell you what you need.

You can not buy products made in facilities from another farmer. The exception to this rule is if the product you need is made in a Super Facility. You can use this lifeline to buy from another farmer that has a Super Facility making the product you need. Example: If you needed FarmTown Beer and someone has the Brewery as a Super Facility, they can sell that product to you and it will count for your Quest.

The regular/primary products you buy in your Trading Warehouse do NOT count toward your Quest Trade Lifeline.


http://r1.slashkey.com/images/gamegu...e lifeline.jpg - Employee Lifeline - Allows you to complete Quest Steps by working for others in farms or facilities. The product bonuses you get by working for others will count toward your Quest Steps requirements.
This will help if you can gain what you need by being hired to work on a farm or by working a facility to gain the products made in that facility. Example, if the middle part of the quest (not the final step) required a product made in a facility that you do not own yet but a neighbour does, you can work their facility to gain that product for part of your quest.


Lifelines can not be used for the final step of the Quest (1st box shown top left of the Quest). Also, you can only have 1 lifeline in use at any given time.




Rob T May 17 2012 10:00 AM

I did what it said, and theres no checkmark, what now?
 
Q: I did what it said, and theres no checkmark, what now?

A: There are 2 common reasons why this would happen :-

  • If you haven't stored the previous steps, and you have none in storage, then there would be nothing to complete the next step with, what is already pending in the facility does NOT count towards the step, you must START the required batches for it to count.

  • If you have already used those previous items leaving none in storage before getting to the step needed, or used them in something else, like while filling facilities, then there would be nothing left in storage for you to start the next step.


Be careful, and make sure you have the products needed, if for some reason you have used them, then you will need to make more, providing you still have the needed ingredients to do so.



Rob T Jun 17 2014 08:53 AM

How to exclude sheds from being harvested when HARVEST ALL button is used in the Facility Manager.

It is now possible to exclude sheds when you use the Harvest All. First click to change your farm name. Then click the checkbox to set the farm to a quest farm. This farm will be ignored when the harvest all button is used.

http://r1.slashkey.com/images/gamegu...ions quest.JPG

Note: if you don't own any of the harvest all tools, (Animal Harvesters) then this option is not available to you

Only you will be able to use the mobile sprinklers to irrigate or water your Quest or Private farms. SN's, neighbours or anyone visiting can not do those farms. However the flowers on a Quest farm can be watered using the watering can.


Tiger Oct 18 2015 06:21 PM

Chapter 28: What are Cooperative Quests?
 
http://r1.slashkey.com/images/gamegu...co op icon.png
Cooperative Quests

(also referred to as Co-ops)

This type of quests is all about interacting with your friends. They are completely separate from the regular quests (brown dice) and have their own Cooperative Quest Manager.

You can also earn Farm Cash by completing Quests within a certain time.

If you decide to participate in Cooperative Quests you must be willing to sell some products to your friends for their Cooperative Quests.

You can open a cooperative quest every 10 hours. You must complete the quest before it expires. You have space to have up to 5 quests open at a time depending on your level. Here's the list >>
  • Level 20 - 1 Max Active Quests
  • Level 40 - 2 Max Active Quests
  • Level 60 - 3 Max Active Quests
  • Level 80 - 4 Max Active Quests
  • Level 100 - 5 Max Active Quests

To start click on your yellow toolbox and then click on the pale blue mystery dice located in the far left column near the top.

A new window will open called “Cooperative Quests”

The Cooperative Quest window shows you what the quest is and top right how many help notes you have to help you. If you hover your mouse over the last step (first box top left) it will tell you which facility it is made in and if you own it, how many you own. If you don’t have the facility to do the quest you can either buy it or let the quest expire.

This example is a 7 step quest with 5 steps completed and 2 left to do. Your quest could have less steps or more steps in it. Green ticks show the steps that have been done, the step with the help note on it means I need help with that step, the one with the picture shows a friend helped with that step.

http://r1.slashkey.com/images/gamegu...coop quest.PNG

You complete all the steps except for the last step by buying products from friends either actively or passively.



To buy products actively, say product X, a user must open their friend's Cooperative Quest Managers and look for quests containing product X and then click on it to buy it.

To do this you can order your neighbours bar at the bottom of the game screen, by clicking on anyone in the bar and choosing “*Order by Cooperative Quests”. All your neighbours that have co-ops open have a blue dot on their picture. Use the arrows on the right of the neighbours bar to see more of them. You can then click on a friends picture and choose “Show Cooperative Quests” to view their Quests. It's always best, when searching for products for your own Quest, to start with a friend showing either immediately to the right of you or the first one showing all the way at the far right end, so you make sure you don't miss anyone out.

You can also open a friend's Cooperative Quest Manager using the blue quest icon shown at the bottom left when you visit their farms. The quest icon will show as long as they have unfinished quests or quests they have not claimed the coins for yet.

You will see something similar to this >>

http://r1.slashkey.com/images/gamegu...2 NOV 2019.png

All the large pictures on the left side are Quests, you can either click on them to see them, or use the arrows at the bottom of the box to scroll through them. When there is a yellow help note on the picture that means your friend needs help with their quest. The number on the help note shows how many help notes they have placed that they still need help with. Remember you can only help your friend with one help note per quest. The example below shows 2 help notes on one Quest and 4 on another Quest:

http://r1.slashkey.com/images/gamegu...s on quest.PNG


Any step that is not greyed out means there is something you can do. For Quests that have more steps than the display can show, use the scroll bar to the right of the box to scroll through them.

If it’s not greyed out, and has a blue “Buy” button, hover over the “Buy” button and it will tell you if you need it for one of your quests. If you do, click on it to buy that product from them. This is an example of what it could look like, it may or may not have the green check mark. >>

http://r1.slashkey.com/images/gameguide/coop/buy.PNG

As long as your friend has the products in their storage you can buy from them. If they do not have enough product for you to buy, when you click the “Buy” button you will see a floating message that tells you so.

Expired and Completed Quests can not be used to buy products so these are hidden when you are looking though other farmers Co-operative Quests.

If there is a picture with a help sticker http://r1.slashkey.com/images/gamegu.../help note.png placed on the step and a blue “Sell” button, this means your neighbour needs your help, you click on it to sell them that product. You may help them once per quest. This is an example of what it could look like>>

http://r1.slashkey.com/images/gameguide/coop/sell.PNG
NOTE: Gift items can not be used for buying or selling in co-operative quests. Example: If your friend had a help note on blueberries and all you have is blueberries that came from the gift page, you can not help them with that step. If you had a help note on blueberries, in your own quest, and all your friend had in storage was blueberries that came from the gift page, they can not help you with that step. Only the regular (medium) and large boxes can be used. Gifts are the small size.
Clicking on the envelope icon, at the bottom of the window will let you send an in game message to the friend who has the quests you are currently viewing. They will find the message in their in game message envelope located at the top of their game screen. They can then click on the green man at the bottom of your message to go to your farm to view your quests if they wish to buy from your co-op quests.

Clicking on the blue dice, at the bottom right of the window, will allow you to view your own quests and when you are done click the x at the top right of the window to close them and you will go back to viewing the other quests.



Buying passively. If you don't find a product you need in your neighbours’ quest you can buy it passively by dropping the yellow Help icon over that product. You can request help from friends for only a certain number of steps per quest. The yellow help note top right of your quest will have a number on it to tell you how many help notes you have. You will always get at least one help note, but when there are multiple steps in the quest, you will never get enough to use one for every step. It is better to save these for the later steps, like a finished product, as the earlier steps are much easier to find among your friends. We recommend you try not to place these until you have at least one for every step left (this does not include the very last step which you must always complete yourself).

http://r1.slashkey.com/images/gamegu...oop help 2.PNG

To use a help note you click your mouse on the help note then move to the picture of the step you need and click your mouse again to drop it.

If you make a mistake and put it on the wrong one, as long as no-one has already helped you with it, you can click on the help note again to move it either back to the top right of the box or on to another step. When your friends visit and check your Cooperative Quests they can sell it to you, by clicking on the picture. This is an example of what it looks like when you place a help note on a step >>

http://r1.slashkey.com/images/gamegu...p/own help.PNG

When a friend sells you products and helps you complete a quest step you will see their picture inside that quest step. Your friends do not need to be online for you to buy products from them and they don't have to approve the transaction either.

You must always complete the last step yourself (the last step is the first one top left, in this case “Produce Living Wall”, by starting/loading products in a facility. When you need to complete the last step, hover your mouse over the picture and you will see “Open”. Click on that and your facility will open so you can start the step. This is an example of what it looks like>>

http://r1.slashkey.com/images/gameguide/coop/open.png


You can also buy from a stranger, not just your friends/neighbours.
You can go online and go to either of the markets and click on any avatar and select "Show Cooperative Quests". If they are doing the co-operative quests you will see them and be able to buy what you need for your own quest. At the bottom of the window you will have the same navigation arrows to go from quest to quest or farmer to farmer as you do when viewing your neighbours quests. The only difference is that instead of a profile picture you will see their avatar picture.

http://r1.slashkey.com/images/gamegu...nav arrows.PNG

If the farmer you clicked on does not have any active quests you will see a message telling you so. All you do use the arrows at the bottom of the window to view the next farmers quests.

http://r1.slashkey.com/images/gamegu...uest Laura.PNG


You can also get to a farmers co-op quests by visiting their farms, via the avatar menu, and then clicking on the blue mystery dice at the bottom left of the game screen.

http://r1.slashkey.com/images/gamegu...coop arrow.PNG


PLEASE NOTE: Buying from a stranger will cost you considerably more coins than buying from a friend/neighbour. Example 1 item costs 180 coins. What you pay is 180 x 2000 so it will cost you 360,000 coins. If you are not buying much, this will not seem so bad when you consider you can earn up to 15 million coins for completing the quest, you will still be making a large profit.


You can not help strangers with their help notes. If you see that they need something that you have in your own quest, you can send them a message to let them know you have what they need. Depending on where you are there are 2 methods to send a message to a stranger:
  • If you are on line and can see them, you can use the message envelope at the bottom of the co-op window to send them a Private Message. This then appears to them in the chat window at the bottom of the game screen, so if they are still at the same location you are, they will see it. No-one else will be able to see that private message.
  • If you are visiting a strangers farm and are viewing their co-ops, they may not be online or in the same location you are, so in this case do NOT use the message envelope at the bottom of the co-op window to send a message. Instead, you need to close the co-op window and click on the little notepad located bottom left of the screen to send them a message. This then sends the message to their in game messages instead of the live chat window, which they would only see if they were on line and are in the same location as you. When they read your in game message, if they wish to buy from your quest, they can then click on the green man at the bottom of the message to go to your farm to view your quests.



Once you have completed the quest you can collect the coins earned for doing it by clicking on the blue “Collect Coins” button and it will be added to the Cooperative Quests Completed chart.

http://r1.slashkey.com/images/gamegu...t complted.png

The days and numbers show which day you completed a quest. If you hold off on collecting the coins for any reason, the quest will be added to the day you completed, NOT the day you collected coins.

The blue “Show Quests” button will show you the quests you have completed and claimed the coins for.

The “Claim Farm Cash” button when it is black will tell you the quest rules and how many quests you have completed and when you can next claim a Farm Cash reward.
When it is blue, you have completed enough quests to claim at least 1 FC and it will tell you.

Farm Cash Reward Rules - You must complete 4 quests in 7 days to claim 1 Farm Cash or you must complete 13 quest in 7 days to claim 2 Farm Cash.







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