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Default Chapter 06 - Super Neighbours


Super Neighbours




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What is a Super Neighbour?

The main purpose for having a Super Neighbour is to allow you to select one (or may be a few) Neighbours that will be permanently hired to work your farms when you go on vacation or have to be absent from the game for a while.


A Super Neighbour will be able to access any of your farms that are not set as Private, at any time, to work them without the need for you to be present.

As well as regular farm work there are additional permissions you can set for them, like planting, designing a specific farm for you, train management if needed. There are some limitations on tool usage when designing and when watering/irrigation farms.

You can also make use of the Super-Neighbour Manager to set some crops that you want planted on a per farm basis.

The Super Neighbors Limit is based on Neighbours ID's. Approximately 20 Super Neighbors should be fine. If you try to add a super neighbour and have run out of room to add any more you should see a popup informing you of that.

You will likely often see farmers refer to Super-Neighbours as SNs.

If you choose to make a neighbor a super Neighbor, please make sure that you communicate with them exactly what it is you want them to do, especially if you are allowing them to use your coins. We have seen many complaints that SN's are doing what they want with the farms and NOT what the farm owner wants done!


How do I make a neighbour a Super Neighbour?


Click on your Neighbours picture in the panel at the bottom of your game screen.

Then click on Set as Super-Neighbour.



You can set various permissions which can allow your super-neighbour to do things like work your farms that are not Private, design a farm, manage trains.

It is entirely up to you what permissions you give to a super-neighbour.
in this example all options are checked.

When you have made your selections click the green check mark to save the change. Click the red x to cancel the change.




Super Neighbours can use their own tools or your tools if they are in storage.
Remember the bigger tools except the tools that can ONLY plow will require Fuel to use them.

They will see those tools in the Toolbox or in the game bar at the bottom of the game screen, if they have some placed as Shortcuts.

They will ONLY be able to use the tools related to the permissions you gave them.


Permanently hired for farming:



These permissions will allow your neighbour to harvest/plow/chop/shake trees/harvest flowers and fish using their own tools or yours. Add a check mark for "Permanently hired for farming" and then add a check mark for each of the jobs you would like your Super Neighbour to do.
You could set different super-neighbours to work on different items for example.

When you have made your selections remember to click the green check mark to save the change. Click the red x to cancel the change.

If you own the manure spreaders, they will be able to Fertilize your farms for you.

If you own the Mobile sprinklers for Watering Flowers or for Irrigating they will be able to do those jobs for you.
The exception to this is:
  • When a farm is set as a Quest Farm using the mobile sprinklers is prevented. The watering can can still be used on a Quest farm.

  • If a farm is set to prevent watering flowers by other farmers your Super Neighbour can only use the mobile sprinklers on that farm IF you have also given them the permission to Harvest flowers and it's not set as a Quest farm.


The Allow Planting option will allow them to plant your fields with any crop that your game level allows using your coins.

If the Farm Owner has designated a specific crop or specific type of crop, to plant on a specific farm or farms a Super Neighbour can ONLY plant those crops. How to set farms to specific crops will be explained in the Super-Neighbour Manager post later in this Chapter.

When a Super Neighbour selects a crop to plant, the Tooltip with the amount stored will reflect the amounts for the farm owner NOT the Super Neighbour and the same applies for any the belts shown.

Once you have set a Neighbour as a Super Neighbour, they will have a coloured dot in their box in the neighbours bar.
Red dot is your Super Neighbour.

Purple dot. You are their Super Neighbour.

In this example Hetty is a Super Neighbour for a farmer and they are a super Neighbour for them. You do not need to be super neighbours for each other.





If you do a considerable amount of work regularly as a Super Neighbour, you may benefit by owning the Mobile Lookout Tower which help you see which farms have work on them when you visit a Neighbours farm.



Information on the Mobile Lookout Tower is in Chapter 21 Tools. Here's the link to that post:
https://r1.slashkey.com/forum/showth...14#post6043214



To Remove the SN permissions:
Click on your Neighbours picture in the panel at the bottom of your game screen.

Then click on Edit Super-Neighbour.



Remove all the check marks for everything



Click the green check mark at the bottom to save the change.

Removing a current Neighbour will also remove their Super-Neighbour Permissions.



What you and your Super Neighbour earns when they work your farms, Fuel Usage, how to use the Super Neighbour Manager, Permanently hired for Designing and Permanently Hired for Train Management are explained in posts later in this Chapter.





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Default What does a Super Neighbour earn, What do I earn?

What does a Super Neighbour earn, What do I earn?



Super Neighbours do not earn the Bonus Chest.
The bonus Chest is a reward for strangers going to market to be hired and was introduced when the demand for workers needed to be increased.

Farmers hiring Strangers at the market place are rewarded with an extra regular box for hiring them and this was introduced when the demand for more jobs at market was needed.

These rewards help to keep the balance of available work and available workers at market as there were too many farmers only hiring friends and neighbours to work their farms.

The Farm Pass Feature also has goals requiring to be hired by a stranger so this balance must be maintained.

Currently research is being done to help you identify if you are hiring a Neighbour or Buddy at market as they do not earn the bonus chest and so you do not get an extra reward when hiring one of them as you need plenty of Neighbours an Buddies to help you with many other features of the game when Farm Town is no longer on Facebook.

Harvesting crops:
Farm owner gets large boxes per item instead of regular boxes. Large boxes sell for more coins at market.

Super Neighbours and hiring Neighbours or friends will receive 25% of the selling price of the crop that they harvest and 10% of the amount of crops. More, if the items harvested are also fertilised.

Trees, flowers and fishing:
Farm owner gets large boxes per item instead of regular boxes. Large boxes sell for more coins at market.

Super Neighbours will get 100% of the selling price of the trees, flower and fishing they do instead of 25% you get for the crops, this was changed to try and balance out what the employee received for trees, flowers and fishing.
They will also receive 50% of those trees, flowers and fish, compared to the 10% for the crops.

Planting Seeds:
You only have the ability to plant for someone else when you are a Super Neighbour for a neighbour AND your neighbour has given you permission to plant for them.

Both the farm owner and the super-neighbour receive 2XP per plot planted.

The farm owner pays for the cost of the crops planted and the coins are taken as they are planted. If the farm owner runs out of coins, then no more planting can be done until they have more coins.

Plowing
Plowing costs the farm owner 10c per plot for existing plots OR plowing new plots with the design permission enabled that allows plowing of new plots.

Plowing does not cost the super neighbour any coins, but they will not be able to plow or use a combine if the farm owner runs out of coins.

Both farm owner and Super Neighbour earn 1 XP for each plot that is plowed.

Super Neighbour earns 5 coins per plot plowed.




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Default Whose Tools and Fuel does a Super-Neighbour Use?

Whose Tools and Fuel does a Super-Neighbour Use?



Super Neighbours can use their own plow tools, harvest tools, tree shakers, flower harvesters, fishing boats tools or yours if you own them to do farm work like crops, trees, flowers, fishing.

To be able to do this tools must be placed into Item storage.
There are some exceptions especially when it comes to watering flowers, irrigating, fertilising and the Freestyle Farm Designers.

A quick way for a Super Neighbours to know which tools they can use is to visit your farms after you make them a Super Neighbour and look in the yellow toolbox.
Anything greyed out is a tool that they can not use.

This may be due to permissions given, tools owned, not owned or rules about when a tool can be used and when it can't. These exceptions will be explained when needed.

Farm Cash items can never be sold or deleted by a Super Neighbour.

Super Neighbours can never store anything that is on your farms.


When you first set a Neighbour as a Super-Neighbour the default setting for the Fuel is:


You can change it if you wish.


To change the Fuel Setting:
  1. Click on whichever setting is showing and you will see all 3 options options:



    Let employee use my fuel first - uses the farm owners fuel first and if they run out uses the super neighbours fuel if they have any.
    This can help those starting out that don't have the ability to get much fuel yet, the farm owner may have plenty for them to use and could be helping a newer farmer out to level up get use to farming, using big tools etc.

    Let employee use my fuel last - uses the super neighbours fuel first and if they run out uses the farm owners fuel if they have any.
    This can also help when the farm owner is low on fuel but the super neighbour has plenty.

    Do not let employee use my fuel - the farm owners fuel will not be used at all so the super neighbour needs to have enough fuel to do all the work available.

  2. Scroll down to the Fuel setting you want to use and click on it.

  3. When you are done with changing the super neighbour settings, click the green check mark to save the change.

    OR Click the red X to cancel the change.


Whichever setting you chose remember that you need enough fuel to:
  • do the work on your own farms and use the bigger tools
  • use the bigger tools to work for others if you like to get hired and they don't have enough fuel
  • dispatching trains
  • dispatching ships
  • Store All button top right of the Facility Manager (Forklift)
  • manually cashing out service facilities, Cash Out All button top right of the Facility Manager (Armored Truck)




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Default Permanently Hired for Design

Permanently Hired for Design
allows a Super-Neighbour to design the farm of your choice without the need for you to be present.




Your Super Neighbour will be able to:
  • Move any items on your farm.
    Remember: Existing Fields can not be moved from one place to another on the farm. The only way for a Super Neighbour to change or add fields to a farm is to give them the design permission for one farm and also allow the use of your coins. Then they will be able to delete fields and plow new ones where needed.
  • freeze or unfreeze flowers but only one at a time.

  • temporarily hide items with the Hide Tool in the toolbox (looks like a closed eye, refreshing the farm will bring hidden items back into view).

  • Multi Planters can ONLY be used by Super Neighbours when Buying and Placing trees and flowers from the Store. Super-Neighbours will NOT be able to use Multi Planters to place multiples of trees/flowers that are in your Item Storage.

  • Super-Neighbours will also have access to some other tools like the Orange, Green and Purple Freestyle Farm Designer tools (orange/green/purple hand), that you or they own that can help with designing farms like moving things closer together.


The default setting for which farm to design is set by default to the Current farm.
This is either one of your farms that you are currently on or if you are not a home will be set to your default farm. If you change your default farm, it does NOT automatically change that Current Farm setting to whatever farm you change your default farm to.

You can change the Current Farm setting by clicking on it.
  1. You will then see a list of all your farms.
  2. If you have a lot of farms there is a scroll bar to the right of the list you can use to scroll to see more of them.
  3. Click on the farm name that you want them to Design to change it to that farm.
    If you are done with the edit settings remember to click the green check at the bottom of the window to save the change.
    Click on the red X to cancel the change.




If you need them to design a different farm you will need to change the farm they are set to design.

A Super Neighbour can ONLY design one farm at a time.

When a Super Neighbour is set to design, they will know which farm it is when they arrive and look at the farm grid top left of the game screen. There will be red dot on the on the farm that they can design. The following example shows permission to design farm 1.





Allow Buying and Selling Items With My Coins:
Allows them to buy any coin items unlocked to your level, using your coins, both of you will earn XP for what is bought.

This option must be checked if you wish them to plow new fields on your farm, the reason for this is that the money for the plow fields are taken from the farm owner so this should also be approved by you.

They may sell your coin items and also do the following. . .
  • Use the Solar Powered Plow tools on your farm to plow new fields.

  • Use his or your Bulldozers (including Excavator). Your super neighbour will never be able to delete Farm Cash items.

  • Use the Transplanter to move EXISTING flowers/trees on the farm to another part of the farm.

  • Use the Multi Planters plant NEW flowers and trees bought from the store.
    Super Neighbours can NOT use the Multi Planters to plant multiples of flowers and trees that are in your Item storage.

  • Use the Purple Freestyle Farm Designer to access your storage and place items ONE at a TIME as long as those items are NOT Farm Cash Items.
    For example, Trees and Flowers in your Item storage could be placed one at a time as well as decorative items, coin facilities etc. This is the ONLY time an SN can see what is in your Item Storage. If they look in Storage without clicking on the Purple Freestyle Farm Designer and selecting to Use Items from XXX Storage they will be seeing their OWN Item Storage and not yours.
  • Buy new ground covers for your farm.


Your super neighbour will NOT be able to...
  • Use the Flower Freezer-Unfreezer Tool.

  • Buy/sell animals for you.

  • use the Purple Freestyle Farm Designer to buy any Farm Cash items or use any FC items in your storage.

  • use the Tower Crane or put any item into your Item storage.


A quick way for an SN to know what tools they are allowed to use on your farms is for them to go to your farm and look in the Tool box. Any tools they are allowed to use on your farms will show up when they look in their toolbox. Any tools that are greyed out, they do not have access to.





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Allow Management of Trains


The Super Neighbour setting for Allow Management of Trains will allow your Super Neighbour to manage your trains.

This includes dispatching and unloading your trains and also boosting your friends trains. They will be able to do this via the Train Manager within the Visitor Toolbox when they visit your farm.


Super Neighbours can NOT send train boosts for your own trains. You must do that yourself.

If you are participating in the Farm Pass feature, please make sure that you communicate with your Super Neighbour regularly as there are goals for dispatching/unloading and boosting friends trains so there may be times when you will need to to those yourself to complete train goals!

Super Neighbours can complete some of their own Farm Pass Goals for unloading/dispatching and boosting trains by using your Trains or your friends train boosts in your Train Manager.


To enable this setting you need to add the check mark for either Permanently Hired for Management OR for Allow Management of Trains. It does not matter which on you add the check mark to, both check marks will be added.
Then click on the green check mark to save the change. Click the red X to cancel the change.




When you have set this permission for a Super Neighbour they will be able to access your Train Manager by going to your farm and using the Visitor Toolbox showing bottom left of their game screen. Your avatar name will show up next to Visiting to the left of the toolbox.

If there are train boosts from your friend's there will be a number on that tool box.



When they click on the Toolbox to open it, the Train Manager Icon will no longer be greyed out.

If they do not have permission for Train Management the Train Manager icon will be greyed out.

If there are train boosts from your friends then there will also be a number showing on the Train Manager icon. If there is no number showing you do not have any train boosts from friends.

When they click on the Train Manager it opens.




If there are trains to unload and dispatch they will be showing up in the Trains Section.

The blue buttons to Unload or Dispatch will show up on any of your trains that need unloading or dispatching.

IMPORTANT Information about Earning the Mayor Bonus when your Super Neighbours are unloading/dispatching your trains!

Your Super Neighbour MUST pay attention when unloading and dispatching your trains to make sure that when you already qualify for earning the Mayor bonus that you can still continue to earn it even when they are managing your trains.

IF they unload too many trains that qualify, without dispatching them, and try to unload another one they will see the background colour for your trains that help you qualify for the bonus turn pink AND a warning popup will show that they need to read.

Example of the pink background on trains that have the requirement to earn the Mayor bonus:
This picture shows 6 trains that have been unloaded but not dispatched that have the train requirement to earn the mayor bonus.



When the background colour of a train is pink, this means that you do not have 3 trains (with at least 10 Long cars) in the dispatched or ready to unload state, that you need to be able to earn the Mayor Bonus.

The Warning looks like this:




When your Super Neighbour sees that popup they MUST click on the red X to cancel unloading the train.

IF your Super Neighbour ignores the warning and clicks on the green check mark instead of the red X to cancel, the train will be unloaded and you will not have earned the Mayor bonus!


When your Super Neighbour has dispatched enough of your trains the background of your trains changes back to white.






If there are train boosts from your friends, they will be showing up in the Boost Other's Trains section
and a blue Boost button will be showing.



When your Super Neighbour boosts one of your friends trains they are rewarded with the products:



Super Neighbours can NOT boost their own train train boosts if they sent you any. They will not be able to see their own boosts in your Train Manager.



There is no reward for Super Neighbours that unload and dispatch your trains.

When your Super Neighbour dispatches your train there is also a brief notification.




When a Super Neighbour unloads one of your trains, you get the products and any mayor bonus when they unload one.
They will see the notification the train was unloaded, amount of products you received and any mayor bonus earned:



When your Super Neighbour is done with your trains they close the Train Manger by clicking the red X top right of the window.






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Default Using the Super-Neighbour Manager

Using the Super-Neighbour Manager
How to designate what your SN will plant on each of your farms.




Open your Toolbox and click on and click on the Super-Neighbour Manager. A new window will open like this:


Each individual box is one of your farms. The green shading on a farm is the farm you are currently on.

To set different farms with different crops, click the little drop down arrow on each of the farms.

To set all farms with the same crop or type of crops, click on the drop down arrow on the Set All To: box at the bottom center of the window.

When you click the drop down arrow a list will open you can scroll using the scroll bar to the right of the box. There are quite a few options:
  • Any crop by specific grow time.
  • None
  • Specific Crop

Click on the option you want planted. Your selection will turn blue.

will show you the names of your farms.
will return you to the previous window.


When you are done making your choices click the green check mark at the bottom of the window to save, then the window will automatically close.

If you change your mind about the changes you made, just click the red X and the window will close leaving the farms set as they were.


When you want to set all farms back to Any crop using the drop down on Set All To box it defaults to Any, so in this case you need to click on another other option first, doesn't matter which one, so it goes blue, and then click on the Any option again to turn it blue, and then it will change them all back to Any. Remember to click the green check mark to save.


Note: Your SN will not know beforehand , unless you tell them, what you crop you have designated for each farm. When you have chosen a specific crop or type of crop, they will only see those options when they open the store and will only be able to plant what they are shown. When you have chosen the Any option they will see a full list of seeds to chose from and will be able to plant any crop they choose.



You can also disable the Super Neighbour's farming permissions per farm at the farm level. This disables the ability to to harvest, plow, plant, chop etc on that particular farm. They will then still be able to visit that farm but will not be able to work it.

Go to the farm you do not wish them to work and click on the Farm name. Add a check mark for Disable Super-Neighbour Farming.







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