Thursday 18 July 2013

Gifted Vision...

It's time for Little Crow to grow up and find her future, and in doing that she is going to find a trick that may well make her one of our favourite homestead residents.

To become an adult in her tribe Little Crow has to take part in an ages old ritual of a vision quest, travelling deep into a dying forest to connect with the spirits and find her vocation in life.

Of course, it's up to us to help her... and trust me, she will repay us in a big way.

As usual we'll see a popup...

...which will herald the arrival of a 5 mission thread, along with a three mission set of wrappers on Monday (all details HERE).

The biggest change will be on the left hand side of our homestead however, where the third anniversary sideboard will be replaced by the Dying Forest which will come to life as Little Crow (with your help) brings it back from the dark (all details HERE).

Now, lets just put the mission and the build aside to talk about what you really want to talk about... just what it is Little Crow is going to do to help us... and trust me, it's a doozy.

Repeat after me... Extra Wall Post Items.

I'll just let that sink in for a second... smiling? Good, lets explain how it's going to work.

We activate the Boost by clicking Little Crow or the Spirit Tree decoration. A 15 minute timer will then begin to count down and we run off and get posting!

While the timer runs down the game will keep track of everything we post for in that 15 minutes and each time we post a little parcel doober will pop out showing that our total has gone up by one!

To begin with we'll be able to reload the boost once every 24 hours, but as we complete the missions we'll get shorter and shorter windows until we can reload and get our extra post items multiple times a day.

So, that excitement aside, what else are we going to be picking up with today's feature?

Well, one new Free Gift crop...

...and one new COIN crop, which will be in the market along with a few other mission related goodies.

The Lost Spirit Critter there is a new healable that will come into it's own on Monday when the wrappers arrive. It takes 10 Mini Totems to heal which are made from 2 Plant Spirits (Spirit Cactus, the new coin crop) and two inert totems (Wall Post).

They then become one of three styles.

Healing these will drop items from the new collection...

...and we'll need one of the collection for each mission on Monday.

Those missions will then get us special Spirit Animals for our homestead! We can pick one per mission...

So, let's help Little Crow find herself and her new job and name...