Farmville Horseman's Hollow Farm Blackjack Barn Strategy Guide



As with the last several farms, Farmville Horseman's Hollow has it’s own self contained crafting building, the Blackjack Barn. This feature is similar to Elite Horses and you will need to make all 15 animals within to BEAT Horseman's Hollow  We have a strategy guide for you to make the feature a little less complex and help you to finish it faster. For the complete guide to the Blackjack Barn click here.  For a strategy guide to the rest of the beat Horseman's Hollow event click here. For the Complete guide to the Horseman's Hollow click here.  Please do share our post with friends if you find it helpful.

UPDATE: Due to the bug with the expansion to 30 parts not being granted until after a non-existent 16th recipe, part requirements were changed in the enhance on 25th September 2014. The auto-grant expansions will now be adequate to make all animals. For the most part they removed short term ingredients and harvestables, not the long term tedious ones. They did remove 1 Carriage Wheel and 1 Ore Brick from the 15th animal resulting in a crafting time reduction of 12 hours, but 76 hours is still way too long for one animal.
 
 
GREAT NEWS FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO STRUGGLE TO GET BUSHELS AND/OR HATE CRAFTING EXPANSION PARTS. AT THIS TIME INITIAL CAPACITY ON THIS FEATURE IS 10 STOCK ROOM (RECIPE) and 15 SILO (INGREDIENT) . A LITTLE LESS THAN LAST TIME, BUT WE WILL TAKE IT, ALL OTHER EXPANSIONS INCLUDING THAT PESKY LAST ONE THAT REQUIRES 24 PARTS TO MAKE ROOM FOR JUST ONE MORE RECIPE WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY GRANTED BY FINISHING ANIMALS PRIOR TO WHEN YOU WILL NEED THEM. THE OPTION TO CRAFT PARTS REMAINS FOR THOSE WHO LIKE TO SAVE PARTS AHEAD, BUT YOU CAN DEFINITELY COMPLETE THE FEATURE WITHOUT ADDING A SINGLE PART YOURSELF. CONSIDERING THAT IT IS ENDLESS TEDIOUS REPEATS OR 256 BUSHELS PER EXPANSION, THIS WILL BE A HUGE TIME SAVER AND STRESS REDUCER ANOTHER BIG WIN FOR SHAILESH AND TEAM.

ONCE AGAIN WE WILL HAVE PREMADE RECIPES WAITING IN THE BLACK JACK BARN.

 

THE COMPLETED RECIPES WILL BE AS FOLLOWS

 

 

Sewing Machine – Wrist Band

Spin Manure – Sprout Seeds

Hallowed Fountain – Fountain Coins

Water Powered Mill – Carded Cotton

Farrier’s Friend – Nail Spike

Weaver – Reed Basket

Hay Maker – Cubed Hay

 




First a look at how much storage you will need in your   Stock Room (Crafted Item Storage) and   Silo(Ingredient Storage) to make each animal.

Remember that to unlock additional stations, you will need to make the first animal, making and remaking recipes will not accomplish this.
 
Below you will find the following charts
 
Storage needs by animal
 
Longer crafting time part needs by animal
 
Total crafting times and quantities needed for all animals of the longer term recipes
 
Time difference per animal between Blackjack Barn and Magic Garden or other prior features.
 



The recommendations to comfortably make parts ahead take into account crafted ingredients needed to craft other ingredients for the current animal and leave a few left over spaces to store long term items that you are making for future animals. If you can expand further, it will be easier. (If you are crafting  expansion parts and have a stockpile of Super Fertilizer from the "Get 2" weekend, use it on the necessary crops to get your bushels more easily)
3 Super Fertilizers



Even though the individual animal requirements for Ingredient  stored items are low, equivalent storage is recommended as later crafts use many of the Water Pot, Sponges, Wooden Branch, Curry Comb and Ore Stone and you will want capacity to harvest and store those every time you look inside the building.



Minimum storage is the lowest expansion that can hold sufficient parts for that animal.

If you are looking to complete this feature in the least amount of time possible, you will want to begin making the 10 hour ingredients when you first get the feature and look ahead to the 6th animal and begin making the 6 hour plus ingredients by animal #3 and keeping them on hand.

 


Storage Needs By Animal

 

Animal Name Stock Room Minimum Storage Silo
Minimum Storage
Stock Room Storage To Comfortably Make Parts Ahead Silo
Storage To Comfortably Make Parts Ahead

Cerberus The Great

5

5

5

5


All Hallow Tortoise

5

5

10

10


Witch Doctor’s Owl

5

5

10

10


Hedgemonk Monkey
5 5 10 10

Trick or Treat Horse
10 5 15 15

Persian Vampire Cat
10 5 20 20

Chariot Panda
10 5 20 20

Ghostly Stray Pup
10 5 25 25

Dire Wolf
10 5 25 25

Hollow Dice Dragon
10 5 25 25

Tainted Blood Dragon
10 10 30 30

Black Hawk Pony
15 10 30 30

Autumn Fairy Pony
15 10 35 35

Magician’s Pegacorn
20 10 35 35

Insomnium Pegasus
20 10 35 35




There are two ways to expand your storage units. One, by crafting the parts in the Craft shop (See the Craft Shop Guide for recipes.) The second way is to make one or two animals over and over (White Stallion is quickest and easiest) to get the 2 random expansion parts granted by each animal upon completion. As the parts are random, the latter method may be time consuming. There is a difference with the Blackjack Barn as opposed to all prior buildings, except the Garden, Stallions, Hideaway, Emporium and Fountain , though. All parts are weighted at similar item chance, with the only oddity being Hay at 25% to the 37% of Pitchfork and Wagon. The items for the other side are weighted equally, instead of some at 50% and some at 10% so it may be easier than usual.
Witch Doctors Owl
Note: upon completion of the 5th animal, the game will automatically increase your Stock Room recipe storage to 15 and your Silo  ingredient storage to 20 and on completion of the 10th animal, the game will automatically increase your Stock Room recipe storage to 25 and your Silo ingredient storage to 25. If you are at or past these capacities when you complete these animals, you will not receive an expansion. IN ANOTHER PLEASANT SURPRISE AND WIN FOR SHAILESH AND THE AWESOME NEW TEAM INDIA,, ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HATE HAVING TO REMAKE ANIMALS OR CRAFT AN EXPANSION FOR ONE LOUSY EXTRA PART TO MAKE THE LAST ANIMAL, THE COMPLETION OF ANIMAL  14 WILL AUTOMATICALLY REWARD YOU WITH AN EXPANSION TO 30 CAPACITY ON CRAFTED ITEMS AND 35 ON INGREDIENTS. AGAIN IF YOU ARE PAST THAT LEVEL YOU WILL NOT GET AN EXPANSION. THE INITIAL CAPACITY ON BOTH SIDES IS 10 LEFT AND 15 RIGHT. THEY HAVE MADE IT SO YOU CAN COMPLETE THE FEATURE WITHOUT ADDING A SINGLE PART.

There are two strategies you can follow to complete the animals in the Barn . One is careful management of resources, which will allow you to complete them with lowest expansion capacity possible. This way may take a bit longer as you cannot store many items ahead.
The other is making parts ahead and squirreling them away for when needed. That will allow you to complete the feature faster as you will complete more parts within same wait time by utilizing all machines at once. It does require more crafting and expanding. Which you opt for is up to you.
If you opt for the crafting method it is wise to focus on mastering the required crops first, as you will need a total of 224 -240 bushels, depending on which side  to make all of the parts for one expansion on either side. For tips on mastering the crops faster, check the Beat Horseman's Hollow Strategy Guide.


The following chart shows which parts by animal  are the ones that take the longest time to craft. This includes anything that it’s own craft time, plus craft times of ingredients required for the recipe is 2 hours or longer. these are the ones you will want to make ahead and store before you reach that animal to save yourself the maximum amount of time as you progress. Since the animals in the Blackjack Barn have fewer 2 hour ingredients and more time required to craft, we have included the 2 and 4 hour recipes this time.   Any crafted sub-ingredients for the recipes listed in the Blackjack Barn Complete Guide that take 2 hours or more to make will be listed in this table along with the required ingredients. You can also save time by pre-crafting the sub-ingredients before the longer term machines are done.  If you have additional space visit the Blackjack Barn  Complete Guide and get ahead on the other recipes as well.

 

Longer crafting time part needs by animal


 
Animal 4

Hedgemonk Monkey
    • Packed Flour
Animal 5

Trick or Treat Horse
  • Carriage Wheel
  • Packed Flour
Animal 6

Persian Vampire Cat
  • Head Stall
  • Refined Powder
  • Girth
  • Ore Brick
  • Carded Cotton

 

Animal 7

Chariot Panda
  • Carriage Wheel
  • Ore Brick
  • 3 Packed Flour
  • 2 Carded Cotton
  • Marble Pole
Animal 8

Ghostly Stray Pup
  • Metal Chest
  • 2 Rolled Hay
  • Pine Needle Basket
  • 1 Packed Flour
  • Ore Brick
  • Head Stall
  • Refined Powder
Animal 9

Dire Wolf
  • Refined Powder
  • Ore Brick
  • Rolled Hay
  • Gear Rig
  • Horse Shoe
  • Pine Needle Basket
Animal 10

Hollow Dice Dragon
  • Bridle Hook
  • 3 Nail Spike
  • Head Stall
  • Marble Pole
  • 2 Carded Cotton
  • Packed Flour
  • Rolled Hay
Animal 11

Tainted Blood Dragon
  • Packed Flour
  • 2 Ore Brick
  • Straw House
  • Horse Shoe
  • Refined Powder
Animal 12

Black Hawk Pony
  • 2 Weaved Clothes
  • 1 Weaved Belt
  • 2 Carded Cotton
  • 1 Reed Basket
  • 1 Pine Needle Basket
  • 1 Wheel Wagon
  • 1 Rolled Hay
Animal 13

Autumn Fairy Pony
  • 2 Cube Hay
  • Marble Pole
  • 3 Carded Cotton
  • Packed Flour
  • Girth
  • Horse Shoe
  • Head Stall
  • Pitch Fork
  • 2 Gear Rig
Animal 14

Magician’s Pegacorn
  • 2 Weaved Belt
  • 1 Metal Chest
  • 4 Pine Needle Baskets
  • 3 Rolled Hay
  • 1 Weaved Clothes
  • 1 Gear Rig
  • 1 Wheel Wagon
Animal 15

Insomnium Pegasus
  • 2 Carriage Wheel
  • 8 Packed Flour
  • 2 Marble Pole
  • 4 Carded Cotton
  • 2 Ore Brick
  • Straw House
  • Horse Shoe
  • Refined Powder


Now, for the longest term recipes, those requiring from 2 to 30 hours to complete with all of the requisite ingredients, here is a chart to let you know how many you will need in total to complete all animals. These quantities include any of these items that you will need to make animals and use in other recipes. This will help you plan your storage space.
 
This time we are also including total time to craft each ingredient. The time to craft each ingredient will include the time to craft the ingredient itself and any sub ingredients that are in the same or longer term machines. You will want to use all machines at once, so for example you can complete a Straw House in 12 hours by crafting the Ore Brick and Refined Powder while the Horse Shoe is cooking and all will be ready to go at once.

 

Total crafting times and quantities needed for all animals of the longer term recipes

 

Recipe Name Total Time To Craft Recipe Image Total Quantity Needed
Hay Maker Machine      

Cube Hay
2 Hours 2

Rolled Hay
2 Hours 6

Wheel Wagon
4 Hours 2

Straw House
12 Hours 2
Water Powered Mill Machine
Carded Cotton 4 Hours 14
Packed Flour 4 Hours 17
Ore Brick 4 Hours 12
Carriage Wheel 8 Hours 5
Refined Powder 8 Hours 5
Marble Pole 16 Hours 5
Weaver Machine
Reed Basket 6 Hours 1
Pine Needle Basket 6 Hours 7
Weaved Clothes 6 Hours 3
Weaved Belt 6 Hours 3
Head Stall 6 Hours 4
Girth 6- 10 Hours
(Depending on if you can free up the Water Powered Mill Machine to pre-craft)
2
Farrier’s Friend Machine
Nail Spike 10 Hours 3
Gear Rig 10 Hours 4
Horse Shoe 10 Hours 4
Bridle Hook 30 Hours 1
Pitch Fork 30 Hours 1
Metal Chest 10 –16  Hours
(Depending on if you can free up the Weaver Machine to Pre-Craft)
2




 

Finally as mentioned above the Blackjack Barn is different from the prior animal making self contained crafting. You will have to babysit it far less, as the 24 two hour recipes in one animal for example are a thing of the past. The downside is it takes longer to complete each animal. The heavier usage did not result in a decrease in quantity of ingredients needed except by one on one animal and two animals actually require one and three MORE crafted ingredients respectively. Depending on your play style and how often you tend the self-contained  crafting buildings, you may not even notice a difference as your recipes will now take longer and instead of being done and waiting for you, it might just be getting done as you get back. If your style is to watch it and click it the minute it’s done, the time increase may drive you crazy. To give you an idea of what to expect we have a time completion by animal chart for you to compare the Magic Garden (which was roughly even with all prior animal crafting features) to the Blackjack Barn. This chart presumes that you use all machines at once and get shorter term crafted ingredients ready for the next recipe before it is time to turn over the machine. If you do not, it will take longer. For the purposes of those in a hurry to get one specific animal, or complete the feature to beat the farm, this will help you plan your time. Of course you can also spend somewhat less than the listed times on some animals, if you have the space, plan ahead and have some longer term ingredients ready when you get there.

 

Total completion time for all animals on the Blackjack Barn is 352 hours or a little under 15 days if you collected every recipe as soon as it’s ready. Total Completion time for Magic Garden under the same conditions was 9.52 days. While collecting right when it’s ready is not  realistic, we have to sleep sometimes, that will at least give you an idea to compare your own experience with.

 

Time difference per animal between Blackjack Barn and Magic Garden or other prior features.

 

Magic Garden   Blackjack Barn  
       
Animal Name Total Crafting Time Animal Name Total Crafting Time
       
Animal 1

Steady Tortoise
9  Min Animal 1

Cerberus The Great
21 Min
Animal 2

Red Granny Wolf
20 Min Animal 2

All Hallow Tortoise
15 Min
Animal 3

Little Pig Tom
1 hour 10 min Animal 3

Witch Doctor’s Owl
1 hour 10 min
Animal 4

Little Pig Bob
2 hours 40 min Animal 4

Hedgemonk Monkey
4 hours 40 min
Animal 5

Little Pig Harry
2 hours 30 min Animal 5

Trick or Treat Horse
8 hours 40 min
Animal 6

Honey Bear
8 hours Animal 6

Persian Vampire Cat
12 hours 40 min
Animal 7

Quick Brown Rabbit
14 hours Animal 7

Chariot Panda
32 hours
Animal 8

Prized Chicken
12 hours Animal 8

Ghostly Stray Pup
18 hours
Animal 9

Jade Fire Gazelle
12 hours Animal 9

Dire Wolf
20 hours
Animal 10

Hover Sheep
18 hours Animal 10

Hollow Dice Dragon
40 hours
Animal 11

Moon Horn Deer
30 hours Animal 11

Tainted Blood Dragon
16 hours
Animal 12

Tamed Fairy Pegasus
30 hours Animal 12

Black Hawk Pony
30 hours
Animal 13

White Mountain Lion
20 hours Animal 13

Autumn Fairy Pony
40 hours
Animal 14

Fairy Tale Pegacorn
30 hours Animal 14

Magician’s Pegacorn
42 hours
Animal 15

Magic Dust Pegacorn
48 hours Animal 15

Insomnium Pegasus
88 hours

 

 



 





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