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Raul Oct 03 2018 09:58 PM

New Release -- October 3rd, 2018
 
See Known Issues, More Information and Post Release Updates at the end of this post. Last changes released on October 25th, 6:30PM.

Hi There,

We just released a new version of the game with the following features and bug fixes: En Espaņol AQUI

1. 15 Halloween Items including 4 animated items: 5 as gift, 6 in the top of the Halloween category in the Store, and 4 at the bottom.

2. Next 5 expansions for Farm 37, see prices below:

24x24 - 31000000000 coins or 25 FarmCash
26x26 - 31500000000 coins or 25 FarmCash
28x28 - 32000000000 coins or 25 FarmCash
30x30 - 32500000000 coins or 25 FarmCash
32x32 - 33000000000 coins or 30 FarmCash

3. Increased delivery for most Semi-Trailer products:

Kevlar Fiber ----------> 50%
Hotdog Sausage -----> 40%
Leather Roll ----------> 40%
Yeast -----------------> 43%
Ham ------------------> 30%
Pork ------------------> 30%
Carbonated Water ---> 20%
Meat -----------------> 25%
Pepperoni ------------> 20%
Chicken --------------> 22%
Sausage Pack -------> 17%
Glycerol -------------> 20%
Lamb ----------------> 20%

4. 'Show Product Names' button in 'Show Work Info' screen: Located in the top left, below the colored legend, it will show the most common product present on each farm. When you mouse over each farm button it will show a tooltip with the 10 most common products present on that farm.

Plow Fields, Harvested Fields and Gone to Waste Fields will never be shown.

5. Purple Freestyle Farm Designer (FC): When you use this tool, it will show you a screen with the following options:

a) Edit items -> this is what the green hand currently does
b) Buy one item from the Store
c) Buy multiple items from the Store
d) Use item from your Storage

This will allow you to select items from the Store or Storage and overlap other items in your farm, without requiring to have physical space in the farm for the new item and without opening the Store every time.

Also, for an extra convenience, once you have selected the purple hand, you can click the Store icon to open the store and select another item to buy and place in the farm.

6. Neighbour Bar optimization: People with lots of neighbours were experiencing 3-6 seconds delay when loading the game, because of the avatars in the Neighbour Bar. We implemented an optimization that only loads the first 8 visible avatars. Only when you scroll through the neighbours the rest of the avatars are loaded, this will provide a better experience and better farm loading times.

Also, when changing farms, the chat is not opened and closed every time if you are alone on the farm.

7. Super Neighbours Improvements:

a) If you are working in a Super Neighbour farm, and the farm owner wanted a specific crop planted on that farm, when you open the store, you will only see that crop listed on the store
b) When working Super Neighbour farms you now have access to the Hide (closed eye) tool in the ToolBox
c) BugFix: When working Super Neighbour farms, when you have finished all the jobs in a farm where you are also hired to design, the Hand tool is not automatically selected

8. Other Bug Fixes:

a) BugFix: 'Show Work Info' sometimes showing Crops, Trees, Flowers or Fish ready to harvest when they were still growing
b) BugFix: If you hire someone to design while you are both on the farm at the same time, the green hand was never available to the designer, only the yellow hand
c) BugFix: The 'Too many facilities in farm...' warning message continue to appear even after deleting some of the facilities in the farm

9. Other Improvements released in the past 2-3 weeks:

a) Released a Chrome Browser Extension that will allow you to approve the Flash Player only once instead of every single time that you open your browser.
b) BugFix: Player names not showing in the Farmtown Wall Request and in the confirmation pages for Claim Bonus and Request Ingredients. Names continue to link to the user Facebook profiles.

10. New Bambusa Crop: The Bambusa will produce the Bamboo Shoots. The bambusa is technically a tree, but we are introducing it as a crop because it will only grow a little bit.

11. Upholstery Supplies Factory (Coins): Produces Upholstery Supplies.

Upholstery Tacks
Tack Lifter
Jute Webbing
Webbing Stretcher
Tacking Strip
Rawhide Mallet
Chair Caster Wheel
Staple Gun

12. House Construction Supplies (FC): Produces House Construction Supplies.

Crown Molding
Roof Vent
Concrete Screws
Electrical Wire
Septic Tank
Glass Wool Insulation
Multi-purpose Scaffold
Cement Mixer

13. Taiwanese Restaurant (FC): Produces Taiwanese Food.

Scallion Pancakes
Oyster Omelette
Taiwanese Hamburger
Beef Noodle Soup
Oyster Vermicelli
Minced Pork Rice
Giant Meat Dumplings
Taiwanese Shaved Snow

New products from other facilities: Condensed Milk in the Dairy Processing Plant, Steamed Bread in the Bakery and Sweet Chili Sauce in the Sauce and Condiments Factory.

There is also a new crop, the Bambusa, which produces Bamboo Shoots. The bambusa is technically a tree, but we are introducing it as a crop because it will only grow a little bit.

14. Furniture Repair Shop (Coins): Provides Furniture Repair Services and can be stocked with products from the Upholstery Supplies Factory.

15. Taste of Indonesia (FC): Provides Indonesia Cultural Exchange and Food Tasting Services and can be stocked with products from the Indonesian Restaurant.

16. Taste of Mexico (FC): Provides Mexico Cultural Exchange and Food Tasting Services and can be stocked with products from the Mexican Restaurant.

Enjoy!

--Raul

Post Release Updates - October 4th, 4:00PM

- Released the House Construction Supplies Facility.

Post Release Updates - October 17th, 12:30PM

- Released the Taiwanese Restaurant
- Released the Purple Freestyle Farm Designer. Please check point #5 above in the released thread as we have added new information.

Post Release Updates - October 24th, 5:30PM

- Added a new 'Rotate Items' to the purple hand so you can rotate a big number of items more quickly
- When using any Freestyle Farm Designer, including the yellow hand, when you mouse over an item the name of the item will show up on top
- If you disconnect from the mainframe to go offline, when you go back online, you will see an updated list of all avatars that are currently connected, this should work everywhere, farms, marketplace, etc
- Removed the black 'Loading...' message when scrolling through the neighbour list

Post Release Updates - October 25th, 6:30PM

- BugFix: Sometimes after loading a very populated farm with few empty spaces available, the Avatar was not visible at all. Moving forward, if we can't find an empty space to show the Avatar, we will force the avatar to appear on the lower corner of the farm. This bug was also making more difficult for users to see each others avatars on those farms.

Known Issues:

- None.

Taz D Oct 03 2018 10:09 PM

I apologize to all who had posted here as I made a mistake and accidently deleted this thread. Raul restored it, but not you posts.
Thanks Raul.

SeaJay Oct 03 2018 10:21 PM

Wow on the purple designer. I know lots of people will be happy with that!

atvchick95 Oct 03 2018 10:26 PM

LOVED the Halloween decorations :) Specially the animated ones - I may or may not of gone a bit over board decorating my "home" farm :)

Just when I think I am finally all caught up and owned every single facility that took coins, y'all bring out more, just my luck LOL... now to go move stuff around some more and make more room - some of these facilities are way too big by the way, taking up way too much valuable land space - just my 2 cents -

I've not been plagued by any of those bugs - so didn't notice anything there fixed since I didn't have any of the issues

now back off to perhaps decorate some more .

Clohar Oct 03 2018 10:28 PM

'Show Work Info' screen whre I can find it. Unfortunately I don't recall

Taz D Oct 03 2018 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clohar (Post 6265750)
'Show Work Info' screen whre I can find it. Unfortunately I don't recall

Hi Clohar,
Expand the farm selector and click on the Show Names at the top of that.

buffaloboy Oct 03 2018 10:37 PM

hi there
great thanks to all for the update so early this month :)
i had just 2 wishes more requests for ingredients and a bigger storrage

best regards
tino
https://apps.facebook.com/farmtown/p...345&farm_ix=36

kahra01 Oct 03 2018 10:44 PM

Thanks to all the Devs that make this the great game that it is and to all the admin/moderators that run this great forum. However, I am questioning the viability for people to keep up with the game when we are having 2 coin facilities and 4 FC facilities. Even as a long term player, I cant keep up with this :( I do live in hope that we will get a refresh button in the Farm Stats function. We work hard to get that function and if we are planting a lot of crops, we have to constantly have to hit the Play button to refresh to avoid the delay in it refreshing itself.. I'm too impatient waiting for that lol. Other than that.. brilliant work gang :)

Zaftiggy Oct 03 2018 10:44 PM

To Atvchick95,

If you get the green freestyle farm designer hand, you can layer your facilities and free up a TON of space, literally almost all of it. It's worth the investment!

Theresa

Taz D Oct 03 2018 10:54 PM

To all, if you wish to make suggestions please post them in the Suggestiopns section where we organize them for the developers to see. You can't start an new thread there but you can reply to an existing one that fits your suggestion.

Lara Oct 03 2018 10:55 PM

thanks for the upgrade and I definitely needed more pork even with all the semi trailers I own

Clohar Oct 04 2018 12:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Taz D (Post 6265754)
Hi Clohar,
Expand the farm selector and click on the Show Names at the top of that.

Many thanks Taz for your info.

sumrbear Oct 04 2018 02:49 AM

Thank you for the newiest updates, much appreciated

Aussie Rae Oct 04 2018 03:17 AM

love love love that new feature "Show Product Names" then "show quantities" and when you hover the mouse cursor over a farm, instantly see how much of each crop, tree flower, fish is there!! THANK YOU DEVS, :) :) :)

maggiel29 Oct 04 2018 03:33 AM

Thanks Raul for the Chrome browser extension and the Purple Hand :)

mareface Oct 04 2018 05:52 AM

TY love all - especially the product names per farm - still missing higher crude oil production options, but everything else ROCKS!!!

lkendter Oct 04 2018 05:57 AM

Thanks for the Chrome browser extension. I am starting to get tired of Chrome's anti-flash attitude.

I do hope you switch to HTML5 someday, as flash is going away in the future.

bjyhey3 Oct 04 2018 06:36 AM

Thank You...nice surprise

Sqrl Oct 04 2018 07:41 AM

I kept meaning to suggest that chat didn't need to open temporarily every time you loaded a farm. Beat me to it!

mindyj5 Oct 04 2018 08:47 AM

I have been wishing for a way to find what is planted at a sn farm for so long, thank you sooooo much! At my farms I can use the status tool but not at sn farms. This is one of the best additions for me!

JNelson Oct 04 2018 09:01 AM

8. Other Bug Fixes:

a) BugFix: 'Show Work Info' sometimes showing Crops, Trees, Flowers or Fish ready to harvest when they were still growing

as of 9am EST this morning - my lookout tower is still showing crops ready when they are still growing

Cathy K Oct 04 2018 10:49 AM

Why is it that there are always more farm cash facilities than farm coin? I have been playing this game from almost the time it was started, and along with the wonderful changes brought about, these is more and more farm cash items and tools, etc. I can not afford the farm cash facilities but do get them eventually. As for the tools, I am just so high and that is where I will stay because I just can not afford to get them. I pity the new players trying to start this game! The prices for farms is outrageous and the farm cash facilities also outrageous. There is no way a new player can get ahead in this game so I do not blame them for quitting. If you want new players to continue to play this game, something has to give. It is not all about you guys making money. I understand it takes money to run this game, however if you continue the way you are going, you soon will have no players at all!

poof3013 Oct 04 2018 11:46 AM

I feel the same. With 2 coins facilities and 4 FC facilities, I can't keep up, as I live on a limited income. I hadn't even "caught up" with all the FC facilities before these new ones were released. I've been playing almost since the game was introduced. :/
Penny

FarmerWitch Oct 04 2018 12:41 PM

Thank you for the new realease ... loving the animated Halloween items!

"Also, when changing farms, the chat is not opened and closed every time if you are alone on the farm" ... Recently the chat seems to be open on my farms - even though it is only me on the farm

Momma Woods Oct 04 2018 01:08 PM

wonderful post, but was sooo wishing for increasing production om Fish Farms with Oysters, Pearl Oyster, Mussels and most of all Crawfish. The mineral mines and open-pit mines produce too much of some products and no-where near enough on other products.

nanhoo Oct 04 2018 01:49 PM

Thank you for the new things, always welcome. But I will say that I agree with Cathy K and poof3013. The amount of FC items has exceeded what I can do anymore. I've been playing nearly since the inception of this game. My hubby has been exceedingly patient in what I spend but those days are over now. Please reconsider some of the FC items for those of us who love to play and don't wish to quit.

Momma Woods Oct 04 2018 02:34 PM

I have flowers showing ready on Farm 4 which is my quest and private farm. When I check them they still have 10 + hrs at 3:33 PM EST Did Memcache and that did do any good. Any help for this?

Taz D Oct 04 2018 02:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Momma Woods (Post 6265902)
I have flowers showing ready on Farm 4 which is my quest and private farm. When I check them they still have 10 + hrs at 3:33 PM EST Did Memcache and that did do any good. Any help for this?

Hi Momma Woods,
Just to be clear on this were you looking at the 'Show Work Info' or using the Farm Stats to look for the flowers?

Momma Woods Oct 04 2018 03:02 PM

well it has cleared up now while I am chatting with you. It has returned again and is a nuisance. I am the only person that can work on that farm since it is private.

Wendiddy Oct 04 2018 07:19 PM

How do I let a Super Neighbour know what I want planted?

Taz D Oct 04 2018 07:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wendiddy (Post 6265946)
How do I let a Super Neighbour know what I want planted?

Hi Wendiddy,
In your toolbox under the facility manager in the far left column is the Super Neighbor manager. Click on that and you can set each farm to a crop you want planted.

Wendiddy Oct 04 2018 07:38 PM

Thank you Taz.

SeaJay Oct 05 2018 12:04 AM

The animated ufo is so awesome and it just put a finishing touch on a new farm design that has nothing to do with Halloween.

mlrobards Oct 05 2018 09:06 AM

Wondering if new glove will be able to buy Multi items, like water? Or would have to open store each time?

Getting kinda tired of farm auto-refreshing. when we are offline, then bringing us back online.

RachaelConnor Oct 05 2018 03:23 PM

FC
 
May I ask why is there so many things needing FC now and the increase of FC is not available other then leveling up? I myself am so behind on facilities and services as I don't have the FC available to me. :(

Taz D Oct 05 2018 03:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RachaelConnor (Post 6266030)
May I ask why is there so many things needing FC now and the increase of FC is not available other then leveling up? I myself am so behind on facilities and services as I don't have the FC available to me. :(

Hi RachaelConnor,
There are more ways to get FC other than leveling up. You can do the Co-operative Quests, the regular Quests, and the Neighborhood Chains Contest as they all offer FC for prizes if you meet the criteria for them.

Taz D Oct 05 2018 08:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Momma Woods (Post 6265914)
well it has cleared up now while I am chatting with you. It has returned again and is a nuisance. I am the only person that can work on that farm since it is private.

Hi Momma Woods,
You haven't answered my question of which you are using to look this up. Are you using the Farm Stats or the Show Work Info?

ed's farm123 Oct 05 2018 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by atvchick95 (Post 6265746)
LOVED the Halloween decorations :) Specially the animated ones - I may or may not of gone a bit over board decorating my "home" farm :)

Just when I think I am finally all caught up and owned every single facility that took coins, y'all bring out more, just my luck LOL... now to go move stuff around some more and make more room - some of these facilities are way too big by the way, taking up way too much valuable land space - just my 2 cents -

I've not been plagued by any of those bugs - so didn't notice anything there fixed since I didn't have any of the issues

now back off to perhaps decorate some more .

If you have a green hand, you can just put one facility on top of another.

bjyhey3 Oct 06 2018 07:03 AM

I have 2 Co-operative Quests that require a House Construction supplies facility that hasn't been released yet...one to produce crown molding and one to produce glass wool. Can you do something about that?

bjyhey3 Oct 06 2018 07:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bjyhey3 (Post 6266098)
I have 2 Co-operative Quests that require a House Construction supplies facility that hasn't been released yet...one to produce crown molding and one to produce glass wool. Can you do something about that?

Just looked to make sure and it is available...Thank You


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