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Old Jun 02 2014, 07:58 PM
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Default Can I hire someone to work my farms?

Yes, in Farm Town you can hire other farmers to work on your farms. There are 2 places you can hire someone.
  • The market place is where you can go to hire a stranger to work on your farms.
    -- OR --
  • You can have a neighbor, friend or buddy come visit your farm and you can hire them from there, they can also be hired from the market place.

You can hire someone to do the following jobs on your farms in Farm Town.
  • Harvest crops, flowers and trees.
  • Chop trees.
  • Plow fields.
  • Fish waters.
  • Work Factories and/or Service Facilities (only neighbors or friends can be hired to work facilities).
  • Hire to help decorate your farms.
  • You can also hire a Super Neighbor (only neighbors can be hired as a Super Neighbor).

For the benefits of hiring a stranger or neighbor Click Here.

There is a time limit on how long a regular hire will last for. The hire will be disabled once 8 hours has passed since you hired them.

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Old Jun 02 2014, 08:17 PM
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Default How do I get to the market place?

To get to the market place click on the Map icon in the bottom right corner of the toolbar (shown below in the white box).



There are two (2) market places in Farm Town, first is the work/hire and the second is sell/trade. You would want to go into the first one that says work and hire (shown below in the black box).



Once you are there Tom (Mayor of Farm Town) asks how he can help you (shown below).




You can click on the second choice which is "I want to hire farm hands to help me in my farm. I hear I can make more money that way." which is shown in the red box in the above picture. Then you will the following message pop up.



Then just click on "Okay, thanks for the tip, I'll try that". Then you will see the market place and everyone that is in there.

Some people will have color coded text below their avatar to show what they are in the market place to do and if you want to change your status message, you can click on your avatar and select "Change Status Message", the colors are as follows:



If you are there to hire someone your text color should be either white (normal) or pink (hire) and you should only send a hire request to the ones that have either a white (normal) or red (work) colored text. The other colors are mainly used for the other market place, The Inn or when playing the Minigames.

Now you are ready to find someone to hire, you can read the post "How do I hire someone to work on my farm(s)?".

NOTES:

You can go to different market places by going to a neighbors farm and then go to the market place from there, that should put you in the market place from their server as long as they are on a different server than you are.

You can only change your status message while you are in either of the market places or while you are in The Inn.



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Old Jun 02 2014, 10:34 PM
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Default How do I hire someone to work on my farm(s)?

Once you are either at the hire market place or have someone on your farm you want to hire, below will explain how to hire a person(s) to work on your farm(s).

Click on the farmers avatar and a menu will appear (shown below).



For hiring you can choose from a few options.
  • Hire Multiple - Click this option if you would like to hire someone for more than 1 job, for instance you need someone to harvest your crops and to plow your field.
  • Hire to Harvest Trees - Click this option is if you would like to hire someone to harvest your trees.
  • Hire to Harvest Flowers - Click this option is if you would like to hire someone to harvest your flowers.
  • Hire to Harvest Crops - Click this option is if you would like to hire someone to harvest your crops.
  • Hire to Plow - Click this option is if you would like to hire someone to plow your fields.
  • Hire to Fish - Click this option is if you would like to hire someone to fish your waters.
  • Hire to Chop - Click this option is if you would like to hire someone to chop your trees.
Once you decide what you would like to hire someone to do, another menu will appear depending on which option you clicked.
  • Hire Multiple: If you click on this option the hire multiple menu will appear (shown below) and you can hire someone to do multiple tasks. Just click on each of the jobs that you would like to hire someone to do and then click on the check mark at the bottom to continue with the hiring to the Farm Selection or click on the "X" to cancel the hiring process.

  • Hire Single Job: When you click on any of the single jobs from the hire menu. Like harvesting crops, harvesting trees, harvesting flowers, chop trees, plow or fish you will then be sent to the Farm Selection, this is where you will decide on which farm(s) you want to hire the person to work.

Note: If the farm owner has allowed their fuel, you will be able to work using their fuel, but if they run out, you will need to use your own fuel to continue working with out having to drop to using the x1 and x2 tools.

Farm Selection:
Once you have decided what you want the person to do, you have to decide which farm(s) you want them to work and you will get the Farm Selector pop up (shown below).



You can tell which farm you came from when you go to the market place to hire someone, see the picture above, the green tint around a farm shows which farm you was on last.

The first tab is for if you just want to select a single farm only for your employee to work.

The second tab is for selecting multiple farms, you can also select a single farm in this tab if you want. To select the farm(s) you want your employee to work just click the box next to the farm name and it will put a check mark in that box. Then when you have finished selecting the farm(s) you want just click on the check mark to continue or you can click on the "X" to cancel the hiring process.

Notes:
  • From the hire multiple screen and the farm selection screen you can decided if you want your employee(s) to use your tools and/or fuel by checking the boxes next to each option.
  • There is also 2 other options that you can use on the farm selection screen.
    • The first one is the Show Work Info button. When you click on this the window will show for each farm, how many items are ready to work and the size of the farm.
    • The second one is the Show User Info button. This shows you a circle on the farm if you already have someone working on it.

Hire requests: After the farm selection a hire request will be sent to the person that you want to hire (shown below), it tells the person what you are wanting to hire them to do and they have the option at this time to accept or decline the work offer. In this example Barb is sending out a hire request for multiple jobs (harvest trees and flowers).

Once a hire request has been sent out the person has 30 seconds to accept or deny the request, once the time runs out a denied confirmation will be sent back to the sender, plus a person can only receive one request at a time.




Hire confirmation: Once the person you sent the hire request to either accepts or declines your offer you will get a hire confirmation (shown below). If you have not received this confirmation then they probably haven't accepted or declined the offer yet. The pictures below show the 2 possible confirmations that Barb could receive from Steve, the one on the left accepts the work offer and the one on the right would have declined the work offer.



If you receive the confirmation that they accepted the work offer (shown above on the left side) you can do one of two things.
  • You can go to the farm that they will be sent to, which is the first farm that you have hired them to do or if it is a single farm hire then you will be sent to that farm.
  • The other thing you can do is to stay where you are and go to the farm they are working on later.
Notes:

Once you have hired a stranger from the market place and they are on your farm, if you decide that you want to hire them for other jobs you can hire them from your farm and both of you DON'T have to go back to the market place.


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Old Jun 04 2014, 06:04 PM
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Default What are the colors on the farm selector when I get hired?

When you get hired to work on someone else's farm(s) the farm selector will change color according to what is happening. All farms that have not been picked to be worked will be transparent.



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Default What are the benefits of hiring somebody to work at your farm?

There are certain benefits for hiring either neighbors or strangers.

Super Neighbor: This can only be done with neighbors, you can't hire strangers or friends to be a Super Neighbor. For more information on Super Neighbors Click Here


Harvesting crops, trees, flowers and chopping trees:
  • Hiring a neighbour- You will get large boxes per item instead of regular boxes. Large boxes sell for more coins at market.
  • Hiring a Stranger - You will get large boxes per item for hiring, PLUS an extra regular box per item for hiring a stranger. This option has the most benefits as you get more boxes. It does not matter when it comes to facilites which size box is used.


Plowing fields: Hiring a neighbor would give the best benefit for plowing. You will receive 1 XP for each plot that is plowed no matter who does the plowing. Below explains the difference between doing it yourself or hiring neighbors or strangers.
  • Do it yourself - will cost 20 coins per plot to plow.

  • Neighbors/friends - will cost 10 coins per plot to plow.

  • Strangers - will cost 15 coins per plot to plow.

Fishing:
  • Hiring a neighbour- You will get large boxes per item instead of regular boxes. Large boxes sell for more coins at market.
  • Hiring a Stranger - You will get large boxes per item for hiring, PLUS an extra regular box per item for hiring a stranger. This option has the most benefits as you get more boxes. It does not matter when it comes to facilites which size box is used.
  • If you have bait you will receive double the fish caught.


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Old Jun 05 2014, 10:52 PM
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Default What do I receive for working on someones farm?

When you get hired to work on other peoples farm(s) you will get the following:
  • Crops: When you harvest crops for someone else you will receive 25% of the selling price of the crop that you are harvesting and you will receive 10% of the crop that you are harvesting.

  • Trees, flowers and fishing: When you harvest trees, flowers, chop trees or fish you will get 100% of the selling price instead of 25% like you get for the crops, since the crops you would receive more coins when selling, this was changed to try and balance out what the employee received for trees, flowers and fishing. You will also receive 50% of what you harvest, chop or fish compared to the 10% for the crops.

  • Plowing: When you plow someone else's farm you gain 5 coins and get 1 XP for each plot you plow.

Bonus Chest: When you are hired by a stranger from the market place, you can earn a bonus from the Bonus Chest that will be located in the upper left corner just under where the coins and fuel are located. Your Bonus consists of the same amount of coins and boxes you got doing the job and also you earn XP for harvesting flowers, trees and chopping. To be able to collect from the Bonus Chest you must complete ALL of the work on that farm that you was hired to do. If you don't see anymore work, but the Bonus Chest is saying there is more work to complete, you can do the following to see if there is something that is hidden. .
  • Reload the current farm. Make sure that it is the current farm only, if you click on a different farm that will end the Bonus Chest on the farm you was working on.
  • The eye icon in the bottom right corner set it to hidden (eye is fully closed) if it is not already set to hidden.
  • For each task you was hired to do, pick up each of the corresponding single tools and see if there is any work that needs to be completed.


*** Note: The Bonus Chest works only if you are hired by a stranger in the market place. If you are hired by a friend, neighbor or buddy you will not get a Bonus Chest. ***

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Default Can I hire someone to work my Factories or Service Facilities?

Yes, you can send out a work requests to hire your neighbors or friends, but you can't hire strangers to work your Factories or Service Facilities.

If you want your neighbors/friends to work your Factories and/or Service Facilities you will need to send a work request for both Factories and Service Facilities. Note: You only need to send out one work request for Factories and one work request for Service Facilities.

How to send out a work request: To send out a work request for either Factories or Service Facilities you will need to open up one of your Factories (ie. Winery) or Service Facility (ie. Beach Gear Rental) that is active and click on the "What's Pending" tab for Factories or the "What's In Stock" tab for Service Facilities (both shown below in the red rectangles). Then once that tab open you will see in the upper left corner "Produce Faster" button for Factories or "Get More Clients" for Service Facilities (both shown below in the black rectangles) you would click on either of these buttons to continue.




Confirmation: After you click on the buttons to send out work requests you will get a confirmation screen asking you if you want to continue. It will also tell you what you will receive for each friend that helps you.

You will also have on both confirmations if you would like this request to be posted on the Farm Town wall requests. This is where you can see different requests from your neighbors and friends. You can click the box if you want them to show. To get to the Farm Town wall requests just click on the tab at the top of the game that says "My Requests" and then click on "Farm Town Wall Requests". One suggestion when working with the wall requests if you want to work on a request, then right click on the blue link to the right of what you are wanting to do, then click on open link in new tab. This way once you are done with which ever request you are working all you have to do is to close that tab and you still have the wall requests open in the previous tab.

Below is the pictures of each of the confirmations that will pop up, on the left is for Factories and on the right is for Service Facilities. You have 2 choices on these confirmations. 1) You can click on the check mark and continue to the hire request or 2) You can click on the "X" and cancel the hire request.



Hire request: After you click on the check mark then the hire request will appear that will be sent to your Facebook page. You can if you wish type in something about the request. If you want to select certain friends to send the facility requests to, click on the audience selector to the left of the "Cancel" button. In this image it show it is set to "Public":



Once you have the hire request the way you want it to be posted click on "Post to Facebook" and your post will only be seen by the friends you chose.

Please note: the "Post to Facebook" button changes every now and then you may have "Share" or "Submit" instead of "Post to Facebook"


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Old Jun 22 2014, 01:05 PM
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Default How do I hire someone to help decorate?

If you would like to have someone help to decorate your farm, have the person come to your farm. Click on the person and a menu will appear (shown below).



Click on the option "Design this farm together" (shown above in the red box), then you will see the hire conformation screen appear (shown below). Here you can decide if you want the person you are hiring to be able to move Farm Cash items, if not then click on the box and it will put a check mark in that box and they will not be able to move any Farm Cash items.



Click on the check mark to continue with the hiring OR click on the "X" to cancel the hiring of the person.

NOTE: When you hire someone to help design your farm, you MUST remain on that farm at all times, otherwise as soon as you leave the person hired will no longer be able to move any items around. Plus, if you remain still for more than 10 minutes, it will also stop the person hired from decorating your farm, to prevent this you should do something on your farm every few minutes. If the above happens, then the person will have to be re-hired to decorate.


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Default What is a Super Neighbor?

A Super Neighbor is someone that you can hire on a permanent basis to work your farms even if your not online.

Information on Super Neighbors is in the Neighbors Chapter:
http://www.slashkey.com/forum/showthread.php?t=314834


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