Recently the Farmville Craft Shop has undergone a complete overhaul. It includes a new interface, new permanent and limited edition recipes and new additional stations. For a current list of available recipes and their requirements click here. Check out the details below and please do share with friends if you find the post helpful.
The all new Craftshop not only has additional stations, a new look and new recipes, it also loads data differently. You will need to click a few additional times to bring up specific bushels available. The result of this is that the game seeks and loads less information at a time and there is less freezing when interacting with the Craftshop.
When you place a craftshop you will have one station already available to you. To expand, simply click on “expand now” on the first locked station.
The first 5 additional stations will use the following parts.
Note : According to coding you will need 5 of each part per additional station, however that can only be used as an estimate to prepare. Since Farmille added “smart buildings” actual parts for each level of each building will vary by player. As you can see in the below screenshot, mine is asking for 6 of each.
The final two expansion stations will use the following parts.
Again the coding requires 5 of each part per additional station but results will vary up or down by player.
|7-8||Metal Wire||Oven Rack||Copper Pipe|
A look at the new interface
Once your craftshop is fully expanded, or if you opt to use less than the maximum number of stations you are ready to craft. To select what to craft just click on the appropriate button in the middle of the popup, specials, parts, consumables, decos or all.
Once you have selected a craft, you will use the make it button to glean more information.
If you simply hover your mouse over the make it button, it will tell you how many bushels you will need.
Then simply click on the “make it “ button and it will bring up the number of friends selling each bushel type. From there you can click on “get ingredients” to purchase bushels from friends or “Buy ingredients” to purchase ingredients for farm cash.
“Get ingredients” brings up the familiar shopping list with your friends. This method only has the game search your neighbors for bushels for just the one recipe at a time, instead of every bushel used in the craftshop. This is less taxing and time consuming and therefore the craftshop should freeze significantly less.
As you can see here I can get cotton from Dirt Farmer Cory and Soybeans from Dirt Farmer Dennis to make my recipe. The normal 3 bushels per friend per day applies. Another recent improvement appears to be the bushel you need appearing first, instead of requiring significant scrolling.
Once you have your bushels, simply close your friends market and click make it again. This will start your recipe.
Make sure to check the specials tab often. There are frequent LE recipes released that allow you to make such things as horses, cows, organic fertilizer and unwither. They only remain in the craft shop for a limited time, so make what you want before time runs out. Similar to the market, the clock in the upper left of the recipe will tell you how much time remains to start that recipe when you hover over it.
We hope this will be helpful to you in navigating the new Craftshop. Do let us know. Happy Farming!