The release of the Hen House in FarmVille 2 saw the introduction of the Exotic Eggs to the game, some eggs that we’ll do our best to get in the game. I am sure you are curious to find out more about the FarmVille 2 Exotic Eggs, and I am here to share with you a guide to them, courtesy of Zynga.
Exotic eggs can be saved and collected over time. To see your collection progress, click on your Hen House anytime after you have harvested it.
If you collect two Uncommon Exotic Eggs, two Rare Exotic Eggs, and one Ultra Rare Exotic Egg, Walter will visit your farm and deliver a new baby chicken for you to keep!
If you do not want to wait to collect the exotic eggs, you can use Farm Bucks to skip these steps and get the new baby chicken right away!
Your new Polish Silver Laced Chicken needs baby bottles to reach adulthood, just like your other animals. Once it has matured, it will produce Polish Red Eggs, which can be sold or used for Crafting.
[Source: Zynga forums]
Zynga has just released the Hen House in FarmVille 2, offering us the chance to get some really useful eggs and complete a brand new mission. I am here to share with you the FarmVille 2 Hen House guide, straight from Zynga, so have fun enjoying the new feature:
Hankering for more eggs? Looking for a fun way to earn some great rewards? Then our new Hen House feature is for you! The Hen House is a buildable structure in FarmVille 2 that you can harvest daily for a chance to receive Exotic Eggs! In addition to this, you will also receive bonus regular Eggs for every adult chicken you have on your farm. Collect all 5 Exotic Eggs to win an Exclusive Polish Silver Laced Chicken. In order to have a Hen House you must be at least Level 5 and have a minimum of three non-prized, adult chickens on your farm.
Placing and Building the Hen House
If you qualify for the Hen House, you will be prompted to place it on your farm when you load the game.
After the Hen House is placed, you will get a visit from Walter. He has noticed what you are building and is interested in making a deal.
Once you have finished chatting with Walter, it’s time to start construction! In order to complete the Hen House you will need building materials and some help from your Neighbors.
Your first step is collecting Building Materials. You will need the following items to start buildings your Hen House:
8 Wood Planks
8 Bird Nests
Once you have collected the required items, click on the “Start Building” button at the bottom of the construction Menu.
In addition to the materials, you will need to request the following help from your Neighbors as builders of the Hen House.
How to Use the FarmVille 2 Hen House
If you have at least three adult chickens on your farm that are not Prized, you can harvest your Hen House once every twenty four hours. When you harvest your Hen House, there are four types of eggs you can receive:
1. Regular Chicken Eggs
2. Uncommon Exotic Eggs
3. Rare Exotic Eggs
4. Ultra Rare Exotic Eggs
The more adult chickens you have on your Farm, the better your chances are of receiving Exotic Eggs! For every adult (non-prized) chicken you have on your farm, you will also receive additional Regular Chicken Eggs when harvesting the Hen House.
The first time you harvest your completed Hen House, you will receive an Exotic Egg. Exotic Eggs linger on your farm similar to Prized Crops. Just click on the Egg and it will be added to your collection. After that, each daily harvest gives you a chance to receive more Exotic Eggs.
Earlier this month, Count Duckula’s Castle was released in FarmVille and now we have to rebuild it by collecting various items in the game. I am here to share with you how to do that, so check out the requirements below for rebuilding Count Duckula’s Castle in FarmVille:
- 9 Haunted Bricks
- 6 Goo
- 9 Knockers
- 12 Haunted Bricks
- 8 Goo
- 12 Knockers
- 15 Haunted Brick
- 10 Goo
- 15 Knockers
- 18 Haunted Brick
- 12 Goo
- 18 Knockers
- 21 Haunted Brick
- 14 Goo
- 21 Knockers
- 24 Haunted Brick
- 16 Goo
- 24 Knockers
The items required are obtained either from direct requests sent to your FarmVille neighbors, or posts on your Facebook wall.
It might be early, but we should start going Trick or Treating in FarmVille by completing the FarmVille Trick or Treat missions. I am here to share with you all the details about these new missions and the rewards you’ll get after completing them, so check out everything below and have fun completing the FarmVille Trick or Treat missions!
- Get 6 Chocolate Pickles
- Harvest 50 Pumpkins
- Harvest Monster Lab Twice
Rewards: 125 XP, Chocolate Pickle Tree, 2,500 coins
Empty Candy Wrappers
- Get 7 Empty Candy Wrappers
- Harvest 75 Peppers
- Harvest Chocolate Pickle Tree Twice
Rewards: 150 XP, Pile of Candy, 3,000 coins
Apple-Shaped Water Balloons
- Get 8 Apple-Shaped Water Balloons
- Harvest 100 Carrots
- Craft Spicy Muffin
Rewards: 175 XP, Mystery Dart, 3,500 coins
- Get 9 Plastic Spiders
- Harvest 125 Rye
- Craft Fertilize All
Rewards: 200 XP, Mummy Costume, 4,000 coins
- Get 9 Hand Buzzers
- Harvest 150 Licorice
- Craft Black Licorice Twice
Rewards: 225 XP, Candy-Covered Sheep, 4,500 coins
- Get 9 Garlic Gum
- Harvest 150 Grapes
- Harvest Candy-Covered Sheep Twice
Rewards: 250 XP, Bubblegum Duck, 5,000 coins
- Get 10 “Candy” Corn
- Harvest 150 Peanuts
- Harvest Bubblegum Duck Twice
Rewards: 275 XP, Jellybean Tree, 5,500 coins
- Get 11 Toothpaste Taffy
- Harvest 150 Pineapples
- Harvest Jellybean Tree Twice
Rewards: 300 XP, Book of XP, 6,000 coins
Salt Pixie Sticks
- Get 12 Salt Pixie Sticks
- Harvest 200 Broccoli
- Master Candy-Covered Sheep to Level 1
Rewards: 325 XP, Toilet Paper Unicorn, 6,500 coins
What do you think about the requirements and rewards for the FarmVille Trick or Treat missions for Halloween 2012?
If you need some help collecting the Monster Serum in FarmVille for the Haunted Hallow, Zynga jumps to the rescue with the release of the Witchin’ Cauldron and I am here to help you with a complete guide to it. And also make sure to get it for free from the market, as there doesn’t appear to be any in-game pop-up to announce it!
There are no less that 6 possible upgrades for the Cauldron and the requirements are below:
- 6 Ladles
- 9 Enchanted Irons
- 6 Gummy Tentacles
- 8 Ladles
- 12 Enchanted Irons
- 8 Gummy Tentacles
- 10 Ladles
- 15 Enchanted Irons
- 10 Gummy Tentacles
- 12 Ladles
- 18 Enchanted Irons
- 12 Gummy Tentacles
- 14 Ladles
- 21 Enchanted Irons
- 14 Gummy Tentacles
- 16 Ladles
- 24 Enchanted Irons
- 16 Gummy Tentacles
To get Ladles and Gummy Tentacles, you can:
- Post a request to your News Feed
- Click on the feeds of your friends who are sharing these parts
- Pay 2 FC each to purchase these parts
To get Enchanted Iron, you can:
- Send a request directly to your friends asking for this part
- Give or receive the part as a Free Gift
- Pay 1 FC each to purchase this part
After completing each stage, you can harvest your Witchin’ Cauldron once a day for Monster Serums to use in your Monster Lab! The more you build up your Witchin’ Cauldron, the more Serums you will get at each harvest.
There will be 16 days of prizes for us with the release of the Witches Brew Countdown in FarmVille, a Halloween themed countdown in the game that works just like the previous ones: we have to ask for more and more items in order to unlock the rewards. Also, don’t forget, that if you click on a share item of a neighbor’s, you will get one item too, so it pays to help.
I am sure you are curious to check out the list of prizes for the FarmVille Witches Brew Countdown, so here it is:
Flying Sherbet Sheep
Enchanted Yew Tree
Deadly Nightshade Tree
If you manage to unlock all these prizes during the countdown, you will also win a grand prize of a Pure Heart Pegacorn.
Getting the biggest profits in FarmVille 2 as well as leveling up as fast as possible are certainly our top priorities and this is the reason why I have decided to share with you a FarmVille 2 Maximize Profits guide, which in turn translates into a FarmVille 2 leveling up guide (speed leveling, if you want). So check out this in-depth guide below and have fun applying your new-found knowledge in the game!
The specifics of this are explained below, but here is the very condensed version that I believe will make you the most money per day.
- You can completely maximize your profit by only producing powdered sugar for $3425/hr. However, getting to this amount requires you to get 18 sugars/hour, so produce as many of these as you have sugar for and then switch to other items.
- For the remainder of the Halloween event, the next best option is using persimmon trees to produce witchin’ batter. Even though scary cake gives you more profit per item, it is better overall to use the sugar you need in scary cake for powdered sugar instead, and to just sell witchin’ batter after you run out of sugar.
- Plant blueberries for feed all day long on spare plots.
- Plan ahead for when you will run out of goats and chickens; it is much harder to make money fast without access to animal products. If you are about to run out but have at least six eggs left (and a persimmon tree), plant two wheat and make witchin’ batter for $244/hr. If you are short on goats and chickens for milk & eggs but you have a lot of friends who can give you sugar, plant wheat and make powdered sugar for a maximum of $342/hr. If you don’t have a lot of friends who can give you sugar (or you need quick cash right now), plant tomatoes and make them into tomato paste @ $100/hr.
- assuming you will be logging off for 8 hours at night, plant pumpkins or onions overnight for feed. They aren’t nearly as profitable as blueberries per hour, but you can turn them into feed at a good rate.
Maximum Overall Profit
Cost of materials is a factor in FV2, but time is a much bigger factor. There are three ways in which time affects your profit:
time to replenish water (20/hr)
time to grow crops/trees
time until animals can produce products
I have done my calculations to take all three of these factors into account, as well as the cost in gold of materials. Ultimately, to figure out the best way to allocate your resources you need to ask yourself these two questions:
If I only produced materials to make this recipe, how much money would I make per hour maximum given the above time constraints?
What could I be doing with the water or raw materials other than making this thing? Would that make me more or less money?
When you anything below referring to “maximum profit”, what it really means is this: taking into consideration all of the time factors above, how much money could I make per hour selling *only this item* if I planted the optimal number of crops and trees? It also assumes that you have no wells for extra water; if so, then the true value will be higher (as water always ends up being the ultimate limiting factor).
Enough theory; I have more of that below. Here are the results that most people will care about.
Highest Overall Value: powdered sugar. If you can get the required amount of sugar, this will make you a whopping $3,425/hr. However, in order to keep this up you would need to get 422 sugars each day. Consequently, for most people you will never reach the theoretical maximum. Instead, what you should do is figure out how many sugars you feel you can get per day, divide this by three (since you need 3 sugars/powdered sugar), and plant 4x that many plots of wheat throughout the day. For example, if you think you can get nine friends to commit to giving you sugar, then you would need (9/3)*4 plots of wheat during the day, or 12 plots. This will give you the absolute best return on investment in the game. Once your wheat is ready, use that plus sugar to craft powdered sugar and sell it. This is the highest value item there is, so always do this before doing anything else.
Best, for overall strategy: witchin’ batter. If you multiply the amount of water used per hour by the profit, this is more profitable than anything else except for powdered sugar. It only uses 1.8 units water/hr to produce if you have three persimmon trees producing at the same time, and doing that gets you $244/hr. This means you can actually plant ingredients for 10.5 witchin’ batters every hour, for a total profit of $2,609/hr. However, note that you will need 30 persimmon trees in order to get to this rate, and at $4500/tree it would take you a while to get there. Best strategy is to just get as many persimmon trees in the ground (ideally in multiples of three) as you feel comfortable with; at the end of October this recipe will likely go away, at which point you only make $40/hr/tree on raw persimmons.
Technically you will make more money per recipe for scary cake than for witchin’ batter, but this would require you to use your limited sugar on scary cake instead of powdered sugar – and it is *always* better to craft powdered sugar for money than scary cake. Consequently, witchin’ batter is better than scary cake for overall profit maximization.
Worst: tomato paste, ganache, butter. To get the maximum profit for these three items as listed below, you will be using all of your available water every hour. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t ever create them, however. Ganache probably isn’t worthwhile to craft since it uses your valuable sugar, and I haven’t yet found any recipes using butter that are really worthwhile. As mentioned below, however, tomato paste is a great “filler” crop that you can use if you find yourself close to the 30 water maximum and you need to use it or lose it.
Maximizing tree value
The persimmon tree slightly edges out blueberries and tomatoes at $41.25/hr. They are also necessary for witchin’ batter, so if you are planting trees these are the ones you want.
Maximizing Feed Value
You can produce 40 feed/hr if all you produce is blueberries. Note that strawberries will minimize the dollar cost of feed production (it only costs $18/plot to produce 10 feeds, as opposed to $15/plot for blueberries to produce 2 feeds), but you lose a lot of *opportunity* cost. In the 24 hours it takes to produce strawberries you can produce (and use for a profit) 288 crops of blueberries. So while other guides are correct that the way to minimize the cost of any given recipe is to use strawberries for feed, that won’t maximize your total profit.
This is similar to selling items in bulk; the seller makes less money on each individual item but they make more money overall because they sell more of those items.
In this section I’m talking about eggs and milk, and I’m comparing the value of production of these products to the value of blueberries needed to produce them. I am also assuming that you get one egg per chicken, and one milk per goat. I know that sometimes you get more than one, but since that seems to happen at random I need to assume the minimum. I also haven’t factored in the cost when using the higher-level chickens and goats that are guaranteed to drop more; I will do this in a future update.
It is always better to produce eggs and milk, if possible, than to sell the equivalent blueberries. Goats producing one milk each yield $255/hr, and chickens producing one egg each yield a decent $345/hr. It is also always better to use these products in high-value recipes than to sell them directly.
Maximizing Crop Value
You shouldn’t worry too much about maximizing the value of individual crops, as no crops are as valuable as the products you can create with them. However, I have added this section for completeness (or if you are brand new to the game and only have a limited number of things you can craft).
The most valuable crop in the game is a tie between tomatoes and blueberries. They both yield a profit of $40/plot/hr. Note that tomatoes would yield more, but the limitation on water makes it a dead heat between these two. Because blueberries are better feed crops, though, it is probably best to produce blueberries instead of tomatoes.
Note that these are *far more valuable* than crops that take an hour or more to grow. The next closest crop in value after these are daisies @ $15/hr, and for non-limited items it is wheat at a paltry $1/hr. So blueberries are 40 times more valuable than the next permanently available crop in the list.
I already mentioned the “real” best recipes (powdered sugar and witchin’ butter) above in the “maximizing overall profit” section. However, there are a few other recipes I want to point out here.
BEST PRODUCT, per recipe: ganache @ $848/hr
BEST PRODUCT, per recipe, realistic: vanilla cream puffs @ $682/hr (runner up: scary cake @ $433/hr)
BEST PRODUCT, per recipe, vegan: tomato paste @ $100/hr
BEST PRODUCT, overall, vegan: strawberry lemonade (but really: regular lemonade. see notes.)
BEST PRODUCT, dining alone: witchin’ butter @ $245/hr
PRODUCTS TO AVOID: vanilla cream ( loses $458 in value), butter @$560/hr
GANACHE: ganache is, technically, the most profitable item in the game per unit produced. With sustained production it yields $847.50/hr – but in order to keep this up you need 8 non-prize goats, a few plots of land, and (get this) 10 sugar/hr. You also need to use a ridiculous amount of water to make the feed for the goats, or wait so long for slower-growing crops that you won’t get anywhere near $847/hr. Skip this one.
VANILLA CREAM PUFFS & SCARY CAKE: I won’t go into the details here because both of these use sugar which, as stated above, you should really be saving for powdered sugar instead. They both use enough water that you actually do better overall by skipping them both entirely even though they look good on a per-unit basis.
TOMATO PASTE: I have included the best “vegan” product because you eventually need to replace chickens and goats that become prized. Thus, you eventually need to spend a bunch of money for expensive troughs and animals for any non-vegan product. Tomato paste is the best vegan recipe at $100/hr – and note that this is superior to selling either straight tomatoes or blueberries @ $40/hr. Interestingly, because of the time it takes to replace the water you make $100/hr on tomato paste whether you raise all eight tomatoes at once or just raise one tomato at a time on a single plot; thus, the latter option is better as it leaves more plots free for other things.
On a practical note, in practice you probably won’t end up optimizing your water usage 100% correctly all the time. If you ever find yourself with close to 30 waters in storage, planting long-growing crops will lose you money (since you lose any water above 30). Instead, spend a few minutes planting tomatoes in increments of 8 for tomato paste, or blueberries for feed. Once you have used up some of the water, you can then plant slower-growing crops immediately afterward in those same plots.
WITCHIN’ BUTTER: If you have few (or no) friends who can give you sugar, witchin’ butter is currently the most profitable @ $245/hr.
STRAWBERRY LEMONADE: When you consider the low water requirements for strawberry lemonade (.6 water/hr), it is actually the maximally profitable vegan recipe at $720/hr (and one of the top five most profitable items overall). However, take a look at the requirements for that: to use up all of your available water (and thus make that maximum profit) you would need to be crafting 32 strawberry lemonades simultaneously, meaning about 5*32=160 plots total. Lemonade is actually a much better deal; it’s overall max is $700/hr, but you can do that with just lemon trees and no plots of land required. So you give up a mere $20/hr, but in exchange you don’t need a single plot of land.
BUTTER: at $560/hr, butter looks like a winner. However, note that this won’t last long: in order to get this rate you will need 2 goats each producing 5 bottles of milk/hr. In a few hours your goats will be used up. Furthermore, the price isn’t that great compared to just selling the bottles of milk; the advantage is only $10 per sale, or $60/hr.
VANILLA CREAM: don’t ever produce this for the purpose of selling it. As Lotus Blade points out, you will lose $458 per vanilla cream as opposed to simply selling the ingredients it takes to make it. I will post an update with how this factors into the value of recipes in which it is used.
All of the above basically goes out the window when you are close to leveling up. At that point there is basically no time penalty to any crop you plant, so you are only worried about the pure profit value of any given crop or tree. With that in mind here are the items that will be the most valuable to have in the ground right before leveling up. If possible try to get the last few points from leveling by visiting friends’ farms; that will leave all of your plots free for crops. Remember to plant your crops *before* visiting friends, though; planting crops gives you XP, and you don’t want to find yourself halfway through planting a batch of vanilla when you suddenly level up. If you don’t think you can get enough XP just by visiting friends, leave one plot free and use that to grow & harvest your last 5-10 XP worth of tomatoes to get there quickly. The list below shows which crops and trees will be most valuable to have planted when you level up.
crops, limited: vanilla @ $59/plot
crops, standard: onion @ $8/plot (for money), or strawberries @ 10 feed/plot (for feed)
trees: persimmon trees @ $330/tree, more if used in recipes (see note below)
Note on persimmon trees: these will yield the most profit when leveling up but require the most advance planning. If you use them to make witchin’ batter for $1,957 profit you will need to make sure you also plant four plots of wheat (plus have six eggs handy). If you want to make scary cake you will additionally need to have 16 bottles of milk and 4 sugars but will gain $3463 in profit. Given the additional $1500 in profit from making scary cake instead of witchin’ batter, though, it is worth the extra trouble provided that you are able to get 4 people to give you sugar and you already have the 16 bottles of milk ready to go (or you are willing to grind them out after leveling); even if you had 16 goats available to make the milk when you level up, you would need to plant a bunch of strawberries for 6 feed each, and those plots are more profitably sown with vanilla at level up time. If you don’t have friends who are able to gift items to you, then witchin’ batter will give you the most when leveling up.
To summarize, then: when leveling up, first make sure all your trees are watered. Then, if you have persimmon trees plant 4 plots with wheat and the rest with vanilla. Have your friends give you 4 sugar and also have 16 bottles of milk ready to go. Use all of that to make scary cake. If you can’t do those last two things, then just make witchin’ batter instead, which can be made just from your persimmon trees, wheat, and six eggs.
I need to think more on this area, but there are two separate items I would like to address: how to maximize feed production and crop value when you log off for extended periods of time. Of course this will depend on just *how* long you log off for, so I am only focusing on overnight periods (assuming 8 hours).
If you are in the habit of playing all day during the day, then in general it is better to plant crops for feed and not for cash overnight. This is because blueberries are so much more valuable on a cash basis than other crops, so it pays to produce them as much as possible during the day. Strawberries produce the most feed/unit, but they also take a full day to grow. Pumpkins look like the best option since they produce 4 feed/unit and finish in 8 hours, or the course of an overnight logoff. If you will be offline for 12 hours, though, onions are slightly better at 6/unit. Finally, while they are around vanilla beans are an attractive option at 5 feed/unit and are ready in 4 hours, so they are slightly more valuable than pumpkins as feed for the next few days.
Amazing guide, right? All the thanks in the world goes to Jake Reichert for creating this guide and helping us all improve our FarmVille 2 gameplay!
Zynga keeps rolling out updates for Halloween in FarmVille 2 and this time they launched a really nice set of items from the Monster Mayhem range and I am here to share with you a list of them, as well as prices to help you prepare in advance how much should you spend on the new items.
New Limited Edition Monster Mayhem Items:
Decaying Log – 10 Farm Bucks
Mr. Macabre – 16 Farm Bucks
Skeletal Farmhand – 8 Farm Bucks
Arc de Arachne – 750 coins
Jack-O-Stack – 14 Farm Bucks
LycanthroGnome – 12 Farm Bucks
Reanimated scarecrow – 15 Farm Bucks
New Limited Edition Monstery Mayhem Animals:
Leporidae Maleficium – 19 Farm Bucks (produces Wool)
Mummy Goat – 24 Farm Bucks (produces Cheese and Milk)
New Limited Edition Crops:
Costs: 40 coins
Harvest Time: 1 Hour
Can be sold for: 60 coins
First star of mastery: 50 harvests
What do you think about the Monster Mayhem items in FarmVille 2?
The FarmVille Haunted Hollow Chapter 4 quests have been released today in FarmVille and I am here to share with you a complete guide with requirements and rewards for completing the new missions in FarmVille. So… prepare to be more… prepared for Halloween by completing these new quests in FarmVille!
Here is the complete guide to FarmVille Haunted Hollow Chapter 4 quests!
FarmVille Haunted Hollow Chapter 4 Quest 1: Set the Stage In Stone
- Get 6 Scarabs
- Harvest 50 Green Toadstools
- Make 3 Pumpkin Pies
Rewards: Basilisk Snake, 3,000 Farm Coins & 150 XP
FarmVille Haunted Hollow Chapter 4 Quest 2: All About Atmosphere
- Get 8 Floating Candles
- Harvest 75 Zombies
- Make 3 Witches Brew
Rewards: Hippogriff Statue, 3,500 Farm Coins & 200 XP
FarmVille Haunted Hollow Chapter 4 Quest 3: Make Some Noise
- Get 8 Haunted Noisemakers
- Harvest 100 Spectre Berries
- Make 3 Nightshade Sherbet
Rewards: Jack O’ Lantern Bridge, 4,000 Farm Coins & 250 XP
FarmVille Haunted Hollow Chapter 4 Quest 4: Haunted Hosting
- Get 8 Creaky Floor Boards
- Harvest 125 Sage
- Improve the Haunted Mansion to Level 4
Rewards: Haunted Inn, 4,500 Farm Coins & 300 XP
FarmVille Haunted Hollow Chapter 4 Quest 5: Bright Fright
- Get 9 Wisp Catchers
- Harvest 150 Wormwood
- Master the Basilisk to Level 1
Rewards: Hollow Lantern Tree, 5,000 Farm Coins & 350 XP
FarmVille Haunted Hollow Chapter 4 Quest 6: A Whole Other Beast
- Get 10 Beast Whistles
- Harvest 175 Jack O’ Lanterns
- Make 2 Crystal Cocktails
Rewards: Manticore Lion, 5,500 Farm Coins & 400 XP
FarmVille 2 is preparing for Halloween celebrations, and therefore Zynga had to release the first batch of content related to the upcoming celebration. I am here to share with you all the details about the new items that you can purchase in the game, as well as a brand new Hallowen-themed recipe in FarmVille 2!
So, we can purchase a new tree in the game, the Persimmon tree for 4,500 coins. We can use its fruits for special new recipes, listed below:
Scarycakes – requires Ghoulish Ganache (sell for 950 coins) and Witchin’ Batter (sell for 2,190). Here are the requirements for each:
- 2 Sugar
- 8 Milk
- 6 Persimmon
- 2 Batter
When the Scarycakes are ready, you can sell them for an impressive 4,240 coins each. However, this is not an easy recipe to craft. But the Halloween celebration is here just once per year, so we can invest some work in it!