Farmville A Banquet Fit For A Duke Quest Crop and Crafting Strategy Guide



Farmville Banquet Fit for a Duke Quest

This guide is intended to help with strategy and improve completion time for those who wish to complete the month-long “A Banquet Fit For A Duke” Atlantis Quest. To view quest steps click here. This quest is more challenging than any they have given us in the past, and will be difficult, if not impossible to complete within the allotted time without deploying some strategy. Remember, Farmville is like a buffet – a menu of choices. Play it your way, don’t feel compelled to participate in quests or features that do not appeal to you or are not fun. We are including completion times with and without pre-crafting, so you can make an informed choice on each step as to whether Pre-Crafting is for you. Make sure to read each step, regardless if the time difference at the bottom is significant, because many will have tips to prepare for the next step. Please do share with friends to let them know.

Before we begin a warning THIS QUEST CANNOT BE COMPLETED WITHOUT USING INSTAGROW UNLESS YOU HAVE AT LEAST 350 PLOTS. If you use all of our tips, the quest would take 41 Days, 7 hours on an average 250 plot 20x20 farm. With no pre-planning it would take 52 Days, 5 Hours. With use of roughly 5-6 instagrows on the 2-3 day crops, you can achieve it. It cannot be completed  in the time alloted without at least some pre-crafting. 


Count your plots before the quest starts, you can do this fairly easily  before the quests starts by planting all the same crop (Salty Squash would be a good choice), refreshing your farm to ensure accuracy, and then using the search dog in the gift box menu to determine how many you have. Plant anything you can in advance- if you need only part of your field during the quest, put the next crop in the remainder of the field. Note that crop timings for this post are based on 250 plots and you will need to adjust accordingly if you have more or less.


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Prior to quest release – for those who like to be super prepared and don’t mind tying up their buildings. Ignore any by-step tips for same if you have already done this.

Dairy : have one yogurt pre-crafted and ready to harvest and one milk and one culture ready for the next.

Yarn Barn : Have one cotton thread ready to harvest and 2 cotton yarn ready to begin the next.

Sweet Shop : Have 6 Bubble Brittle, 2 Peppy Punch and 1 Fantastic Frosting ready and waiting and one Sugar Buttons complete and ready to harvest. If you have a storage capacity greater than 10 in your Candy Counter, make as many Bubble Brittle as you can hold with room for the 2 Peppy Punch, 1 Fantastic Frosting and to harvest the pre-made sugar buttons.  The Bubble Brittle and Sugar Buttons are both made in the confectionary, so any recipes not prepared for will take 20 hours total each. Peppy Punch comes from the Elixir Mixer and can be crafted at the same time.

Clear as much space as possible in your Market Stall and plant as many Salty Squash as you can on Atlantis prior to needing to plant for the quest. Plant Ramps on another farm as you go and save as many bushels as you can.


Yarn Barn

Step 1 : Requires 3 Cotton Thread in the Yarn Barn

Have your 150 Startichokes (longer term crop) and one cotton thread ready to harvest when the quest begins and 2 cotton yarn ready to start the next one. Make the other 2 cotton yarn while the 2nd cotton thread is crafting so you can re-up right away.

While doing this step, if you have not already, make 1 yogurt to have ready in the dairy, and begin making Bubble Brittle as often as you can in your Sweet Shop. until you reach 6 on hand and one cooking Sugar buttons. 

Make sure to use a bushel on your Startichokes for Double Mastery  as you will need to 3 Star Mastery in Step 12

Craft 6 Sea Star Soup in your Coral Café while waiting for your crops to begin leveling them to level 26 for Step 12


Total During Quest Step Crafting Time For Current Step Without Pre Crafting
(This does include pre-crafting ingredients while cooking recipes)
Crop Time With Pre-Planting
(Based on 250 Plots
)
Crop Time without Pre- Planting
(Based on 250 Plots)
Total Step Completion time with Pre-Crafting and Pre Planting Total Step Completion time without  Pre-Crafting and Pre Planting
2 hours 3 Hours 18 min 8 Hours 20 Hours 8 Hours 20 Hours



Dairy
Step 2. Requires crafting 4 Yogurt in the Dairy

Craft 1 yogurt either prior to quest release or when you plant the second round for step 1 and have it ready to harvest. Harvest 1 milk and 1 culture when you start each yogurt to save time for the next one. In that way  you can reduce crafting time for this step to 12 hours. 

While working on step 2  continue making Bubble Brittle as often as you can until you reach 6 on hand in your candy counter and 1 Sugar Buttons pre cooking.

Craft 6 Sea Star Soup in your Coral Café while waiting for your crops to work on  leveling them to level 26 for Step 12

Total During Quest Step Crafting Time For Current Step Without Pre Crafting
(This does include pre-crafting ingredients while cooking recipes)
Crop Time With Pre-Planting
(Based on 250 Plots
)
Crop Time without Pre- Planting
(Based on 250 Plots)
Total Step Completion time with Pre-Crafting and Pre Planting Total Step Completion time without  Pre-Crafting and Pre Planting
12 hours 16 Hours 8 Hours 27 Hours 27 Hours 27 Hours or 1 Day 3 Hours



Step 3 : Requires Crafting 6 Sugar Buttons in the Sweet Shop.

You should have one of these ready to harvest and ingredients on hand to begin another. Begin crafting Peppy Punch every time you visit this farm to be ready to begin another as soon as this one is done.  You will be able to get through 4 of the 6 with the Bubble  Brittle and Ready Sugar Button you have on hand. After that you will still need to craft 4 more Bubble Brittle and 2 Sugar Buttons to complete the step. You will need to craft a total of 8 4 hour Peppy Punch in your Elixir Mixer as you work through the step, but as these should be cooking at the same time as either your Bubble Brittle or Sugar Buttons, they will not cost you additional time.

Craft 18 Sea Star Soup (6 Daily) in your Coral Café to work toward leveling up to level 26 for step 12

Make sure you leave 4 Sea Star Soup ready to   eliminate waiting on the next step.

So in summary

1 Sugar Button ready at start = 0 hours

3 Sugar Buttons with Bubble Brittle Pre-crafted = 24 hours

2 Sugar Buttons that you will need to craft Bubble Brittle During the Step = 64 hours

If you finish the Crop requirements for this one prior to completing the crafting, pre-plant the Triton Turnips for the next step to have them ready.

Total During Quest Step Crafting Time For Current Step Without Pre Crafting
(This does include pre-crafting ingredients while cooking recipes)
Crop Time With Pre-Planting
(Based on 250 Plots
)
Crop Time without Pre- Planting
(Based on 250 Plots)
Total Step Completion time with Pre-Crafting and Pre Planting Total Step Completion time without  Pre-Crafting and Pre Planting
88 hours or 3 Days, 16 Hours 192 Hours or 8 Days 58 Hours
or 2 Days 10 Hours
58 Hours or 2 Days, 10 Hours 3 Days 16 Hours 8 Days


Step 4 : Requires Making 4 Sea Star Soup in your Coral Café

These would have been pre-crafted while you were working on Step 3.

While you are working on this step, begin preparing your Apothecary for the next step. Have 1 Cloudy Concoction ready to harvest in your Potion Brewer and 2 Dream Draft and 5 Blue Bubble Brew on hand in your Potion Cabinet, this will allow you to immediately start another one when you harvest the Cloudy Concoction in the next step.

Craft 6 Sea Star Soup in your Coral Café, while waiting for your crops to work toward reaching level 26 for Step 12.

Total During Quest Step Crafting Time For Current Step Without Pre Crafting
(This does include pre-crafting ingredients while cooking recipes)
Crop Time With Pre-Planting
(Based on 250 Plots
)
Crop Time without Pre- Planting
(Based on 250 Plots)
Total Step Completion time with Pre-Crafting and Pre Planting Total Step Completion time without  Pre-Crafting and Pre Planting
0 Hours 6 Hours 24 Hours or 1 Day 44 Hours or 1 Day 20 Hours 1 Day 1 Day 20 Hours


Step 5 : Requires Making 5 Cloudy Concoction in the Apothecary

Harvest the one you started and begin another, then replenish your ingredients and repeat as each completes.

Craft 12 Seaweed Star Soup  in the Coral Cafe to work on leveling it up to level 26 for Step 12.

Pre-Craft 6 Seaweed Soufflé in your Coral Café to eliminate waiting in the next step.

Make sure to use a bushel on your Startichokes to prepare for the level 3 mastery required in Step 12

Total During Quest Step Crafting Time For Current Step Without Pre Crafting
(This does include pre-crafting ingredients while cooking recipes)
Crop Time With Pre-Planting
(Based on 250 Plots
)
Crop Time without Pre- Planting
(Based on 250 Plots)
Total Step Completion time with Pre-Crafting and Pre Planting Total Step Completion time without  Pre-Crafting and Pre Planting
48 hours or 2 Days 61 Hours or 2 Days, 13 Hours 30 Hours or 1 Day, 6 Hours 30 Hours or 1 Day 6 Hours 2 Days 2 Days,  13 Hours

Step 6 : Requires Making 6 Seaweed Soufflé in the Coral Café

These should have been Pre-crafted during Step 5

Craft 24  Sea Star Soup in your Coral Café (6 of them 1 time per day) to prepare for level 26 which is required by Step 12

Begin Preparing for Step 7 in Elite Horses which will require 7 Hair Ribbons.  Have 1 Hair Ribbon  ready to harvest and make 6 Curry Combs and 6 Braids while you are waiting. Have 12 Fabric and 6 Grooming Kits harvested and ready in your Stable Loft.


Total During Quest Step Crafting Time For Current Step Without Pre Crafting
(This does include pre-crafting ingredients while cooking recipes)
Crop Time With Pre-Planting(Based on 250 Plots) Crop Time without Pre- Planting
(Based on 250 Plots)
Total Step Completion time with Pre-Crafting and Pre Planting Total Step Completion time without  Pre-Crafting and Pre Planting
0 hours 6 Hours 115 Hours or 4 Days 20 Hours 115 Hours or 4 Days, 20 Hours 4 Days 20 Hours 4 Days 20 Hours


Step 7 : Requires making 7 Hair Ribbons in Elite Horses

Since the Elite Horses is much easier to expand storage for, you should have all your ingredients on hand and ready when you reach this step. All you will need to do is harvest and restart your hair ribbons upon completion.

Craft 18 Sea Star Soup in your Coral Café, to prepare for leveling to level 26 for step 12, make sure to leave 6 at the ready  to minimize Waiting on the next step.

Total During Quest Step Crafting Time For Current Step Without Pre Crafting
(This does include pre-crafting ingredients while cooking recipes)
Crop Time With Pre-Planting(Based on 250 Plots) Crop Time without Pre- Planting
(Based on 250 Plots)
Total Step Completion time with Pre-Crafting and Pre Planting Total Step Completion time without  Pre-Crafting and Pre Planting
12 hours 18 Hours 72 Hours or 3 Days 72 Hours or 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days



Step 8 : Requires making 8 Sea Star Soup in the Coral Cafe

Upon reaching this step, you will want to immediately harvest your Sea Star Soup and craft 6 more. (Only 2 more will be needed for this step, but you will need to raise it to level 26 in a future step) Note that the Coral Café is locked to Atlantis, so you will not be able to place an additional building on a different farm to speed this step.

While waiting for crops to grow, craft an additional 12 Sea Star Soup to work towards level 26.

Begin preparing your dairy for Step 9, Have 1 Brie Ready to harvest and 5 Creamers and 5 Butter on hand in your Barn, and 5 Milk on hand in your Silo.

Begin Preparing your Apothecary for Step 10 Craft 2 Tickled Pink and 2 Peppy Potion in the Apprentice Enchanter.

Total During Quest Step Crafting Time For Current Step Without Pre Crafting (This does include pre-crafting ingredients while cooking recipes) Crop Time With Pre-Planting(Based on 250 Plots) Crop Time without Pre- Planting
(Based on 250 Plots)
Total Step Completion time with Pre-Crafting and Pre Planting Total Step Completion time without  Pre-Crafting and Pre Planting
6 hours 12 Hours 78 Hours or 3 Days, 6 Hours 78 Hours or 3 Days, 6 Hours 3 Days, 6 Hours 3 Days, 6 Hours


Dairy
Step 9 : Requires Making 6 Brie in the Dairy.

When you reach this step, you should have all needed ingredients and be able to harvest the Brie you have ready and just begin another. Harvesting and restarting should be all you have to do here.

Continue Preparing your Apothecary for step 10. Start a Fire breath Drink in the Herb Tender. Craft 4 Tickled Pink and 4 Peppy Potion and 1 Dream Draft in the Apprentice Enchanter to have on hand.

Make sure to use a bushel on your Startichokes for double mastery, you will need 3 star mastery in Step 12

Craft 30 Sea Star Soup (6 per Day) in the Coral Café to work toward leveling up to level 26 for Step 12. 

Total During Quest Step Crafting Time For Current Step Without Pre Crafting (This does include pre-crafting ingredients while cooking recipes) Crop Time With Pre-Planting(Based on 250 Plots) Crop Time without Pre- Planting
(Based on 250 Plots)
Total Step Completion time with Pre-Crafting and Pre Planting Total Step Completion time without  Pre-Crafting and Pre Planting
60 hours or 2 Days, 12 Hours 72 Hours, 30 Minutes or 3 Days, 30 minutes 116h Hours or 4 Days, 20 Hours 116 Hours or 4 Days, 20 Hours 4 Days, 20 Hours 4 Days, 20 Hours



Step 10 : Requires Making 8 Fire breath Drink in the Apothecary

Have 1 Fire Breath Drink Ready to harvest, if you have been pre-crafting you will have what you need to begin another immediately.  You have longer-term ingredients on hand for the next  recipe as well, but it’s important to keep crafting Tickled Pink and Peppy Potion as often as possible, as you will need 10 more of each and want to stay prepared. You can make only one of each while each recipe is cooking so not staying on top of them will cost you time.

Pre-craft 6 Sea Rock Candy in the Coral Café to cut wait time in the next step.

If you have forgotten to use a bushel on Startichokes at any time, and have not yet attained 3 Star mastery, take advantage of the 3 days difference between crops and crafts in this step to complete it.

Total During Quest Step Crafting Time For Current Step Without Pre Crafting (This does include pre-crafting ingredients while cooking recipes) Crop Time With Pre-Planting(Based on 250 Plots) Crop Time without Pre- Planting
(Based on 250 Plots)
Total Step Completion time with Pre-Crafting and Pre Planting Total Step Completion time without  Pre-Crafting and Pre Planting
124 hours or 5 Days, 4 Hours 256 Hours, 44 Minutes or  10 Days, 17    Hours 70 Hours or 2 Days 22 Hours 70 Hours or 2 Days, 22 Hours 5 Days, 4 Hours 10 Days,  17 Hours


Step 11 Requires Making 10 Sea Rock Candy in the Coral Café

Harvest your 6 Sea Rock Candy as soon as you reach the step and make 4 more and 2 Sea Star Soup to continue working towards level 26.

If you have not yet reached level 26 on your Sea Star Soup, take advantage of the 5 days of crop growing time to catch up.

Total During Quest Step Crafting Time For Current Step Without Pre Crafting (This does include pre-crafting ingredients while cooking recipes) Crop Time With Pre-Planting(Based on 250 Plots) Crop Time without Pre- Planting
(Based on 250 Plots)
Total Step Completion time with Pre-Crafting and Pre Planting Total Step Completion time without  Pre-Crafting and Pre Planting
6 Hours 12 hours 5 Days 12 Hours 5 Days, 12 Hours 5 Days 12 Hours 5 Days, 12 Hours


Sea Star Soup
Step 12 : Requires Leveling Sea Star Soup to Level 26
This is a total of making or selling 138 of the Sea Star Soup. (If you happen to own the Double Crafting Statue, you would get double credit for any you make)

(This could sneak up on you without strategy, as the quest itself only calls for 12 or 126 less than you need)

Requirements if you were going to make them all

702 Startichoke Bushels

420 Salty Squash Bushels

420 Ramps Bushels

It’s very important to cooperate with friends on this one and buy this craft from each other, from as many farms as possible, as often as possible.

Total During Quest Step Crafting Time For Current Step Without Pre Crafting (This does include pre-crafting ingredients while cooking recipes) Crop Time With Pre-Planting(Based on 250 Plots) Crop Time without Pre- Planting
(Based on 250 Plots)
Total Step Completion time with Pre-Crafting and Pre Planting Total Step Completion time without  Pre-Crafting and Pre Planting
0 hours 126 Hours or 5 Days 6 Hours 5 Days, 18 Hours 5 Days, 18 hours 5 Days, 18 Hours 5 Days,  18 Hours


We hope this guide has been helpful to you, do let us know. Happy Farming!





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  1. So I will do only the first one to get the whale the rest they can do it by theirselves!

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  3. I just found this yesterday. I'm on step 9. :( Wish I would've paid enough attention to see it sooner! lol, but I've used plenty of instagrows. I got that part right! (hahaha)

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