Thursday, 22 March 2012

Let The Anvils Ring!

[PLEASE NOTE: Folks, I rarely do anything personal in these but with this one I will.

Give this one a chance, I know there's an instinct to dismiss all the new stuff now and Lord knows I've done it myself with some of the most recent items, but ignore the Crafting Depot etc and check this one on its own merits... I think you'll like the idea and we shouldn't castigate it for the failings of it's feature brethren.


We always knew when we got to play with the Emporium and the Ranch that Zynga had three building storage buildings in their minds, and now here's the final image in the storing triptych, the Frontier Works!

Yep, this cracker of a workshop will combine NINE more Frontier Buildings into one much smaller footprint to streamline our homesteads, INCLUDING some of the "special" buildings we don't tend to use so much and many folks have stored, leading to a bigger XP and bonus haul when we use the Collect All feature that's a given for these buildings.

In this case it stores the Sawmill, Wagon, Soldier Shower, Supply Outpost, Brick Oven, Hammer Forge, Blacksmith, Stagecoach and Foundry! The space saving will be pretty impressive given the smallish footprint of the Works and the fact that although some of the buildings are small (Hammer Forge in particular) the Blacksmith and Foundry are two of the biggest buildings on the stead.

The works will have four stages of build, each with 5 of the same items so you can stock up and one craftable. (click pics for bigger versions)

Stage One

Stage Two

Stage Three

Stage Four

You'll also be guided through a series of three missions (see all details HERE) that unlocks the Collect All feature and the Customisation. As usual you'll also get to do all the building crafting from one simple menu.

For those of us who like to decorate we'll also see a new coin purchase lumber tree, the Pole Pine.

And for those of us who like collections, there's one of them as well!

So get your hammer swinging and your furnace heated up, it's time to Work...