Monday 31 October 2011

Make 'n' Bake...

I think we all know a wedding takes a toll on the old wallet so it's no surprise to hear Fanny needs a bit of help fundraising for some new playground equipment!

Of course, there's nothing like a good old fashioned bake sale to raise a bit of community spirit (and cash) so it's time to get a Brick Oven built, and to teach your child all they need to know about baking some gorgeous, and energy powered, snack food!

You'll get the usual popup which will start a chat going with your eldest child, who's determined to help out and learn how to bake.

This will kick off the Bake Sale Missions and also let you place the brick oven, a crafting building made with the now traditional six items.

Once built you'll get bakery based rewards from each mission completed and be able to use those items (along with some others) to bake up tasty treats in the Oven.

Each item is a two step procedure, baking chocolate chips helps make chocolate chip cookies which, when eaten, are worth a +10 to your energy.

Baking ganache can then be made into Chocolate Molten cake which, when eaten, gives you a +25 to your energy.

And finally, the MASSIVE  Crazy Cake! This is baked from milk chocolate and will give you a whopping +100 to your energy AND a permanent +1 to your energy bar.

And, of course, some new collections!

So it's time to get baking!

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Saturday 29 October 2011

Craftable Items in the Workshop

If you're planning on crafting, these are all four recipes.

PLEASE NOTE: You must complete them in order, so you must have crafted Picket Boards to be able to craft Fencin' Tools, then completing Fencin Tools' unlocks crafting the Ivy Fence. That in turn unlocks Grass starter, and so on... (Things that can be found by doing tasks will appear on your own OR Neighbour steads)

Ivy Picket Fence

Pine Board is found by Chopping Pine Trees, Wood Glue from the Covered Wagon Daily Bonus, Used Nails from Tending Horses.

Mason Hammer is found from the Daily Bonus of the General Store, Handsaw from chopping your own trees, Hand Plane from the Covered Wagon Daily Bonus.

The Ivy Starter is a Request Item only

Grassy Stone Path

Cow and Chicken Fertilizer is found from tending those specific animals, Grass seed from clearing Grass.

Masonry Hammer is from the General Store Daily Bonus, Ruler from chopping/harvesting all trees and the Chisel is a request item

Smooth Rocks are found clearing Rocks.

Man-made Pond

Limestone and Smooth Rocks are found from clearing Rocks. limestone/clearing rocks; Stirring Buckets are a request item.

Masonry Hammer is from the General Store Daily Bonus, Ruler from chopping/harvesting all trees and the Chisel is a request item.

The Pail of Water is a request item


Copper Ore is found from tending crops, the Mason Hammer from the General Store Daily Bonus and Smithing Tongs are a request item.

Gears, Gizmos and the Actuator are request items.

Tuesday 25 October 2011

Crafting Workshop

If your homestead needs a little brightening up the answer might be in the newest addition to our ranks, Lee, and his Crafting Workshop!

Once built the Workshop will let you build four items initially to place on your homestead! And it all starts off with the usual popup.

Once placed we're in familiar territory with the 6 items needed to complete it and the popup of the four mission thread!

Inside the crafting workshop is where the magic happens. Completing each task opens up the next and gives you items needed to complete the final decoration.

So the first crafting mission is for fence planks, then the second is for tools, and finally those are added together to make ivy strewn white picket fencing! (and actually at a reasonable amount of items, just 1 or 2 each craft and you get two pieces of fence per go)

At the moment the Crafting Workshop can build White Picket Fences, Grassy Stone Paths, a Pond and... Robo Chickens.

Yes, Robo Chickens. I can sense your giddy amazement from here.

It'll also come with it's own collection of course!

So, do you like the idea of crafting decorations? What else would you like to see? Let us know on our Facebook Page.