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Old May 25 2019, 07:26 AM
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Default How do I Plow New Fields?



You use the plow tool. You must have enough clear space on your farm for the new field and you must have coins. Each plowed field will cost you 20 coins and earn you 1 XP (experience point: these are what you need to increase your game level) . When you pick up the plow tool and move it over your farm the background of the plow field will be green if there is space for you to plow a new field. If the background is red, there is not enough space.


If you want your plots to be right up against each other instead of having space between each one, you must first make sure that "Remove Spaces Between Fields" is checked in the preferences menu (click on the wrench/spanner icon). Fields which are already plowed or harvested must be deleted first and replowed with this option checked in order to get them right up against each other. This picture shows the difference between plowing without spaces and with spaces. As you can see if you plow without spaces you can fit more fields into roughly the same area.



How do I stop using the tools once I'm done?

Click on the little green man to stop using a tool.




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Old May 25 2019, 07:39 AM
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Default What is the Tool box?



What is the Tool box?

The Tool box is where you can find all your tools, (for the larger tools you will see them if you have bought them and placed them into item storage. Note: Farm Cash items do NOT use up your Item storage space, you can store as many Farm Cash items as you want). You will also find your facility manager, quest managers, ship manager, minigames and many more items that can help you with the game. When you first start playing the game you will not have many items in the tool box. As you start playing and levelling up you will gradually get access to more items and then again when you start buying the bigger tools and place them into item storage.

To open your Tool box, click on the tool box icon. You will then see something similar to this, but it will show you your tools. Anything that is greyed out is something you do not have access to yet due to game level or it is a tool you do not own or it is a tool you have not placed it into item storage. It is always a good idea to place any tools you own into item storage, that way you can access your tools from the toolbox from any farm without having to move the tools to each farm. It also helps when you need to upgrade a tool as the game will be able to see what you already own. To use a tool just click on it to pick it up. Click the green man to stop using it. To close the tool box click on the big white x just beneath the bottom right of the window.


These arrows will show at either the top or bottom of each column when there are more items in the column than can be displayed all at once, just click on them to scroll the column up or down. OR if you have a mouse with a wheel, you can hover over each column and use the mouse wheel to scroll.

FIRST COLUMN FROM THE LEFT SIDE:

This is the Neighbourhood Chains Contest manager. Available at level 150. For full details on this see the following link >>
http://r1.slashkey.com/forum/showthread.php?t=621846

This is the Co-operative Quest manager. Available at level 20. For full details on this see the following link >>
http://r1.slashkey.com/forum/showthr...14#post6057914

This is the Quest manager. Available at level 20. For full details on this see the following link >>
http://r1.slashkey.com/forum/showthr...58#post5156958

This is the Seaport Manager where you can manage all your ships. For full details on this see the following link >>
http://r1.slashkey.com/forum/showthread.php?t=626622

This is the Trading Warehouse where you can sell primary products and super facility products to other farmers. For full details on this see the following link >>
http://r1.slashkey.com/forum/showthr...46#post6302946

This is the My Super Facility where you can make a facility into a super facility, check what products you have available to sell and what you have sold/earned today. For full details on this see the following link >>
http://r1.slashkey.com/forum/showthr...30#post6298330

This is the Facility Chains Manager. Available at level 200. For full details on this see the following link >>
http://r1.slashkey.com/forum/showthread.php?t=632506

This is the Facility Manager where you can see all your facilites in the game, work them and sort them various ways. You need at least 2 facilites on your farm to use this. See the following link for a full description >>
http://r1.slashkey.com/forum/showthr...22#post6298322

This is the Super Neighbour manager where you can assign which crop your super neighbour will plant on each farm. For full details on this and all the Super Neighbour Feature see the following link >>
http://r1.slashkey.com/forum/showthr...26#post6024726

The Buddies icon lets you see who your buddies are. From here you can send them a message, see if they are on line, visit their farms or remove a buddy. For more details see the following post >>
http://r1.slashkey.com/forum/showthread.php?t=314838



SECOND COLUMN FROM THE LEFT SIDE:


The Farm Selector Manager is where you can rearrange the order of your farms and get your farm link for any specific farm. You need to have 2 or more farms to use this tool. Full details in the following link >>
http://r1.slashkey.com/forum/showthr...94#post6253594

Farm Stats. Depending on how many farms you have expanded to a certain size, this lets you see the status of your crops, trees, flowers, fish on one or more farms. There are various filters allowing to show by ready, growing, now or in so many hours.
  • For stats on Fish, at least 5 farms at 26x26 or bigger
  • For stats on Animals, at least 6 farms at 26x26 or bigger
  • For stats on Flowers, at least 7 farms at 28x28 or bigger
  • For stats on Trees, at least 8 farms at 30x30 or bigger
  • For stats on Crops, at least 9 farms at 32x32 or bigger
  • For stats on All Products, at least 10 farms at 34x34 or bigger

Show Times.
  • The Gamewide section gives you access to information on when you can next buy products from another farmer, open a new quest, post bonues or ingredients, refuel, send gifts, rework facilites and reaccelerate trains.
  • The Per-Farm section shows you when you can fertilise, water flowers, or irrigate.
  • The Trains section, shows you which farms your trains are on and when they are due back.
  • The Minigames section shows you when prizes are next available in various minigames you can play.
The Show Times tool can also be accessed when you are on another farmers farm.

Minigames gives you access to each of those games.

Trophies are what you can earn by playing the game, buying, adding neighbours. This is also a good quick way to know how many neighbours you have.

Belts and Dans. This where you can see your progress on belts and dans for harvesting and making products in your facilites. There are separate sections, for seeds, trees, flowers, fish, products. The A-Z filter lets you sort by belts/dans or product name. The Funnel filter lets you sort by specific belt or dan.

This is also where you can find your recent belts to post. Look in the "Recent Belts" section. From there you can chose which ones of the belts/dans you have recently earned to post. You can post 5 in 12 hours.

More information for Belts and Dans in Chapter 30: Belt/Dan Bonuses


The Camera lets you take a photo of your farm which posts to Facebook. Click on the camera, chose whether to show the whole farm or a window onto a portion of the farm, add a caption if you wish, choose small medium or large for the size of the photo, then choose green or white background. Last thing to do is click the Next button. You photo will be published to Facebook.


THIRD COLUMN FROM THE LEFT SIDE:

If you own the Herding Robot, this tool allows you to add animals in bulk to their sheds as long as there is room in the sheds for them.

The Add to Animal Building tool, lets you click on any animal and add it to the appropriate shed provided there is a shed on the farm for it and there is room in the shed for it. This adds animals one by one. Click on the tool to use it then click on the animal. Click the green man to stop using the tool.

If you own the Tower Crane, this tool lets you add items to storage in bulk, provided you have enough room in your Item storage for them.

The Add to Item Storage tool, lets you add items, one by one to storage, provided you have enough room in your Item storage. Click on the tool to use it then click on the item you want to add to storage. Click the green man to stop using the tool.

This is the Purple Freestlyle Farm Designer which allows 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.

If you own the Orange or Green Freestyle Farm Designers you will see either an Orange OR a Green hand here.
Information on all the Freestyle Farm Designers tools in the following link >>
http://r1.slashkey.com/forum/showthr...26#post5275626

The Yellow Edit hand, lets you click on any item on the farm, except fields, and move it to a new position on the farm as long as there is room for it to move to the new position. Click on the hand to use it, then click on the item you want to move, move it then click again to set it down. Click the green man to stop using the tool.

The Hide Item tool lets you temporarily hide items on the farm one by one. Click on the tool to use it then click on the item you want to hide. Click the green man to stop using the tool. To bring the hidden items back into view refresh your farm.

The Search tool lets you search for any specific item on the farm that is showing on your farm. Click on it and enter the name of the item you are looking for, then choose whether you want to highlight the item or hide non-matching items, then click the green check mark. If you have chosen to hide non-matching items, only the items relevant to your search criteria will be shown, and everything else will be hidden. You will then see bottom right “Show Items” which you can click to bring all items back into view.


For All Information on all Tools see the Game Guide Chapter 21:Tools




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Old May 25 2019, 08:10 AM
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Default What is the Games Activity Panel?

What is the Games Activity Panel?

This is located beneath your game screen and shows all your friends actions where they interact with you in the game. It looks like this >>



You can change what type of Actions it shows at the bottom of the panel by adding or removing the check marks for each option.

You can also change the way the information is sorted. The Sort By options are as follows >>

Date - most recent activity
Name - alphabetically
Action - will group all actions by type eg: accelerated your train, exported products, sent bonus, loaded your ship, referred clients, sent you ingredients, sold you products, watered your flowers, worked at your farm, worked in your facilities.




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Old May 25 2019, 08:21 AM
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Default What is the Marketplace for?




The Marketplace is where you go to meet other farmers. You can look for work there, hire farmers to work your farms, buy, sell, trade, meet other farmers and those that like to play minigames..

To get to the Marketplace you just click on the Map icon and click on the marketplace you want to go to. There are 2 Marketplaces, one is the Job Marketplace (Work and Hire), the other Trade Marketplace (Sell and Trade).

To move around the Marketplace you just click your mouse where you want to go and your avatar will go there.

You can also sell your harvests/products at the Job Marketplace. There is a Trade Marketplace which is better for selling, you are less likely to be hired there when you are busy trying to sell. For detailed information on how to sell your harvests/products or gifts see Chapter 14 - Selling from storage or gift box.

For details on how to buy/sell basic products to another farmer see Buying and selling between farmers.

There is no limit on how much you can sell to another farmer, but there is a limit on how much you can buy from another farmer. For details see What is my Buying limit?

For details on how to hire someone to work your farms see Chapter 10 - Hiring.




Q. What are the coloured backgrounds on avatar names at market?

A. These indicate what the farmer is intending to do at market, which can be helpful when you want to know who is looking for work or who is there to hire for example.


To do this you must be at one of the marketplaces.

At the Job Marketplace you have the following buttons showing to the right of the market place.

Select this if you are at market to sell products. The button and your name background will turn brown. To deselect it click the button again.

Select this if you want to Hire someone to work your farms. The button and your name background will change to pink. If you ONLY have this option selected you will not be sent hire requests. To deselect it click the button again.

Select this if you are at market to work for other farmers. The button and your name background will turn red. To deselect it click the button again.

Select this if you are at market to meet other farmers. The button and your name background will turn light blue. To deselect it click the button again.

This allows you to temporarily change your nameplate. You can leave it as it is or delete what is in there to add a short message e.g what kind of job you are looking for or what product you want to buy. Just click in the box to delete what is there or add your message. Click the green check mark to save or the red X to cancel.
Note: When you start hiring someone, the H button is set to PINK automatically. After you have finished hiring, it resets back to the color it had before you started the hiring.



At the Trade Marketplace you have the following buttons showing to the right of the marketplace

Select this if you are at market to sell products. The button and your name background will turn brown. To deselect it click the button again.

Select this if you want to buy products from other farmers. The button and your name background will change to light green. To deselect it click the button again.

Select this if you are at market to sell products to other farmers. The button and your name background will turn dark green. To deselect it click the button again.

This button will turn Beige when you are at the Trade Marketplace AND have trade offers in your Trading Warehouse that are not sold or expired. It will also show a number in red to show how many there are. Clicking the button will open your Warehouse to the Trade section and allow you to add or modify your offers. When you have offers available to buy your name background will automatically turn beige in colour.

Select this if you are at market to meet other farmers. The button and your name background will turn light blue. To deselect it click the button again.

This allows you to temporarily change your nameplate. You can leave it as it is or delete what is in there to add a short message e.g what kind of job you are looking for or what product you want to buy. Just click in the box to delete what is there or add your message. Click the green check mark to save or the red X to cancel.
Note: when you sell to a farmer, the SF button is set to DARK GREEN automatically. After you close the selling screen, it resets back to the color it had before you started selling



You can indicate more than one intention at the same time, for example, you may want to hire others but you may also want to be available for others to hire you, so if you enable the H (Hire, pink color) and W (Work, red color) buttons, your avatar name will be colored in pink and red at the same time.

The only case where hire requests sent to you will get blocked is when the H button is selected and the W button is clear. If both, the H and W buttons are selected, you will be able to receive Hire requests as usual.

Also, when you are selling products to the Mayor/Tom, we will enable the S button automatically so others know that you are currently selling products.


The status is only saved for that session, you may change it as often as you wish but you must be at one of the marketplaces to do it.

When you reload the game your status will change back to white with your Avatar name.

If you send a hire request to a farmer, their background colour will change to orange. If they do not respond it will then turn to yellow. This will help you know who you have already sent a request to so you don't send to the same person again.



There are several options when you click on your avatar when you are not on your own farm. You will see this:



Hover over each option and it will turn orange. Clicking the options does the following:
  • Go To Your Farm will take you back to your default farm.
  • Change Appearance will open the Avatar editor where you can change how your avatar will look.
  • Change Status Message will open a message directing you to the buttons to the right of the marketplace where you can change your status. You must be at one of the Marketplaces to change your avatar status.
  • Show Trading Warehouse you will have access to when you reach Level 20. It will open your Trading Warehouse where you can make sales for selling Super Facility products. Both of those features are explained in later chapters of the Game Guide.

You can also use the house icon to go back to your own farm.

Click on the house icon bottom right of your game screen.

When you have more than one farm and you click on the house icon you will have more options. Each numbered box under SHOW NAMES represents one of your farms, clicking on one of those boxes will take you to that farm. This example shows 40 farms with Farm 11 highlighted in yellow.


SHOW NAMES when clicked on will open a large window titled "Go to Farm". Clicking on the name of a farm will take you to that farm.
DEFAULT when clicked on will take you back to your default farm.
LAST when clicked on will take you back to the last one of your farms you were on. This is also indicted by the yellow in the one of the boxes representing each of your farms.





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Old May 30 2019, 08:26 AM
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Default Where is the Chat Window and what is it for?

The Chat Window is located behind your Neighbours Bar where the picture of your friends and their avatars are. This is what it looks like when it is closed. Profile pictures have been blurred for privacy.
Over to the left you can see CHAT. Click on it to open the Chat Window.
Chat will then change to HIDE, click on HIDE to close it and view your neighbours again.

When you are online and in an area where there is another farmer online there, the Chat window will automatically open and you will be able to see what other farmers are saying. There is a scroll bar to the right you can use to see earlier messages if the chat is moving fast and one you wanted to see again goes out of view.

You MUST be in normal screen mode and NOT Full Screen mode to be able to type in the window. This is a limitation of flash which blocked access to the keyboard for security reasons.

To talk to the farmers present just click in the white box at the bottom of the window and start typing. When you have finished typing you can either click the Enter key on your keyboard or click on the SEND button to the right of where you typed your message.

If the window does not automatically open when another farmer is present you can open it yourself by clicking on CHAT. In this case when you click on CHAT you do not have to click in the white box at the bottom of the window, you can just start typing.

The messages you see you can click on to open that person's avatar menu, which you can use to do things like hire them, send a private message, visit their farm. This will only work if the farmer is still present, if they have left you will see a brief message in white telling you so.



The other two icons just above HIDE, when the chat window is open, are for blocking a user or reporting a user.
Ignore User
Report User
Important: ONLY report a user if they are saying something in chat that is abusive or perhaps sexually explicit. Reporting users for no reason will get the reporting user banned from the game. If they are just irritating you or you just don't want to see them in the game use the Ignore icon. Both methods will send them to your Blocked users and you will not see them again. Report also sends a report to Slashkey.

When you click one of the icons a window will open showing you what was seen in the chat window. Hover your mouse over the Name and message of the user you want to block or report and it will turn blue.
Click the message and their name will turn black and the message red.
You will then see at the bottom of the window the name of the user you chose to block. If it's correct click the green check mark to save and then the user will be sent to your blocked users. If it is incorrect click the red X to cancel.

Examples of Ignoring a user:

You also have these icons on in-game messages. If it's a message you want to report use the icons attached to the message rather than the chat window.





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