Thursday, 5 March 2015

Jack's Memories

Jack's definitely getting wistful and nostalgic as he sorts through all his stuff and builds his new wagon.

He's decided to sit down with his scrapbook and reminisce about all the amazing things that have happened to him over the years on the Frontier.

This translates into a triple set of three missions, played alongside each other, a wrapper and a Monday Mission (all details HERE)

As with all missions of this type we won't have a building but we will have a small decoration, Jack's Scrapbook...

This will then be used to launch the three sets of missions, releasing over the next couple days.

The first set cover Jack connecting back with his niece Bess and her family, the man who finally tamed her, Ted and their wonderful daughter Tess...

Next up Jack takes a look back at the fun things that have happened to him, parties, travel and even marriage (nearly...)

And finally he looks back at the work he's done, connecting with the Wikiwah, taking on politics and, of course, mentoring Storm Crow to do the same.

Each series will reintroduce items from those threads he's remembering, with all the items ones we might already have ready. This also means NO new free gift crop this week.

So, what are you waiting for? Let's help the old geezer remember...

Thursday, 26 February 2015

The Old Guy and the New Wagon

Jack's been acting a bit funny lately, he's determined to get himself a new shiny wagon and sort out all the stuff that's been accumulated over the years to give us all some more storage room.

So, if we're going to get some classy rewards like that, I think it's only right we give the old Geezer a hand....

To do that we're going to need to help him with all his spring cleaning tasks.

Hey, it's not like we've spent the last 4 and a half years helping him, right? :D

We'll be getting a standard five mission thread (all details HERE). It'll also come with a normal 4 stage buildable, Jack's Wagon (all details HERE).
We have one new mechanic, Jack's Belongings. This is a healable like the Harvest Baskets that have four stages, each dropping goodies when we heal them.

We will also have a new Free Gift Crop Cyclamen...

...and tree, Laurel.

And that's pretty much it! A nice simple mission tonight with very little to get in the way, so let's get helping!

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Wild, Wild West

As well as bringing back a bundle of goods to sell Bart and Bert have brought with them all kinds of tales about what life is like out on the West Coast.

From surfing to chewing gum via hunky shirtless men and ladies in... risque outfits... they're telling their stories of all the things our Frontier might like to import.

As usual we'll see a popup to start...

That will kick off a series of 8 repeatable missions, a pair of linked wrappers and a Monday Mission (all details HERE). As usual with this type of mission there is no build, but there will be three placeable decorations, two in the market and one as a reward.

Inside those will be the mission map.

They will also contain a fishing mechanic that will drop items needed in the missions and can be sold for coins.

We'll also get one injured animal, Bert and Bart's Camp which will become one of three variations, that we will need for the first wrapper.

For the second wrapper we'll need a new item from the missions, Rumours...

They'll also drop from a reward, the Hula Hottie...

We'll see a new free gift crop, Green Mist...

...and finally, we'll be picking up a bundle of West themed goodies, including a new outfit and a new rideable!

So, what are you waiting for? Let's get a taste of the West.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Market Forces

Bert and Bart have been absent for a little while and it appears they've been travelling to the West and finding loads of new stuff they can sell on the homestead!

So, time to join them in getting rid of these new items on the homestead via the brothers brand new Flea Market...

But will it boom or bust? That's up to us, and there's some good rewards if it's boom!

There is, of course, a popup to start...

That will launch a traditional 5 mission set with a wrapper and a Monday mission (all details HERE). We'll also get a four stage buildable, the Flea Market (all details HERE).

That Flea Market will have a fishing mechanic which starts a short two-sided chain of healing.

The market drops one of three healables at a 1 in 3 rate (you get one every time).

Those in turn are then healed with items that drop from a second healable in the market, either the coin Bargaining for Dummies or the Premium Advanced Bargaining.

When those are healed they drop mission items but there are NO variations to collect.

We will get a new Free Gift Crop, the Heliamphora...

...and a new mission reward animal, the Sphynx Cat.

Finally when we finish the missions we'll get a range of foreign prizes!

So, lets get our best bargaining britches on!

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Something Old, Something Older...

From the moment he arrived on the homestead one of the longest lasting relationships on the Frontier has been the matchup of the oldies, Doc with his crazyness matching up perfectly with our very favourite shotgun toting Granny.

Well, that relationship is now going to get some respectable formality as Doc has decided to drop to one knee and ask the question Granny was hoping for... "Will you marry me?"

Of course, that will then be followed by the slightly less exciting question of "Can you help me up?" but it's a start!

Of course, if Granny and Doc are finally going to tie the knot it's going to be up to us to make sure it goes without... scratch that, it goes WITH a hitch, the right one.

As ever, there's a popup to start...

That will launch a series of 5 missions, 1 wrapper and a Monday mission to cap it off (all details HERE). We'll also see one build, the Wedding Celebration (building details HERE).

That building will then have a fishing mechanic that will drop the first item in a healing chain, the Wedding Planner... yeah, there's a familiar face...

Bess will then drop one of three different participants to the wedding, a Bridesmaid, Groomsman or Flower Bearer, injured animals with 3 equally dropping variations.

We will, of course, see a new Free Gift Crop, the Wedding Succulent...

...which will be used in the healing craft.

We'll also see a bundle of wedding based rewards including a carriage horse, the rideable mount Carriage...

...oh, and the Wedding Crashers outfit! (Classy!)

So, these two have done so much for us over the years, lets make their special day, special.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Everyone Wants a Vote...

Politics is a controversial business at times and the homestead is no different.

It seems the outlying areas aren't happy about the amount of representation they're getting in local politics and are arriving on the homestead to protest!

It's up to you, Jack and a friendly local lawyer, RD, to get the problem solved, calm some fiery thoughts and get everyone on the same page again...

As usual a popup will kick things off...

That then starts a Map Mission series, which means 3 groups of 3 missions, a wrapper for each and a Monday mission (all details HERE).

As usual for Map Missions we will have a placeable decoration, the Lawyer Shack, which will contain the eponymous map...

The missions themselves, which arrive a thread per day, will each have their own healable attached which will become three versions apiece.

The healing item for all of them will be a wall post item and a drop from the new free gift crop for this thread, the Nasturtium Flower...

Each thread will also have it's own... well, I was going to say animal but it's one Cousin, one dead Wikiwah Chief and one Tomb...

Completing the missions will then reward us with a new mount, the Lumberjack Bear, a new Boost, the Wikiwah Power and a new clothing item, direct from Ursula in Ghost Town!

So, what are you waiting for? It's time to give everyone a hand in how the stead is run...