It looks like Farmville and Zynga have a new hybrid twist on a feature up their sleeves and coming soon to our farms. The COMMUNITY GOALS feature which seems to be a much requested social experience. It is not quite clear yet if this will be a farm specific leaderboard, similar to the ones we had on Mystical Groves, a return to the much missed co-op feature or some spin on the short-lived club crops contests. We do not know if you will be playing on teams and if just with friends or if this will involve some global interaction. Your Dirt Farmer team has some unreleased images for you, so you can take your own guesses and speculate on the upcoming fun. Check out the details below and please do share with friends if you find our post helpful.
UPDATED 17TH OCTOBER 2014 WITH NEW INFORMATION ADDED FROM THE FEATURE BEING CODED.
NOTE: CODING OF THE FEATURE DID INCLUDE THREE WEEKS OF TASKS AND A SPECIFIC PRIZE ORDER. YOU WILL NOT FIND THAT IN THIS POST. BASED ON THE FACT THAT THOSE WEEKS WERE CODED WITH PAST DATES AND THE PRIZES INCLUDE GETTING THE SAME ANIMAL FOR 4 OF 5 STAGES OF THE SAME WEEK, AS WELL AS FEATURES ON OLDER FARMS, YOUR DIRT FARMER TEAM’S EDUCATED GUESS IS THAT THESE PRIZES ARE SIMPLY PLACEHOLDERS TO ALLOW THE FARMVILLE STUDIO TO TEST HOW THE FEATURE’S CODING WILL WORK WITH THE GAME PRIOR TO RELEASING IT. AT SUCH TIME AS IT UPDATES, OR WE RECEIVE CONFIRMATION THAT THE PRIZES ARE CORRECT AS THEY STAND (WHICH I DOUBT WE WILL) WE SHALL UPDATE THIS POST WITH PRIZE ORDER FOR YOU
First a look at the tutorials for this feature
From what we can see so far, this feature will apparently renew weekly, have a progressive chain of prizes that unlock as we progress toward the goal. It will track your individual contribution towards your team or the global goal, whichever it should happen to be and offer a final prize if the goal is met. From what is currently coded, there will be 5 stages per week. Each stage goal will offer a prize. The awarding of prizes will vary in the 5 stages with some being based on the player achieving a set goal and the community as a whole (which we still do not know if this is friends or global) achieving the set goal. Which levels are player and which are community vary by week. Tasks will vary, with one set task per week with varying goal stages. Tasks include harvesting a specific crop or collecting items such as the Jack O’Lanterns you use to open presents in the Mausoleum on Horseman’s Hollow. We cannot yet determine whether crafted Jack O’Lanterns, those that come from crops or both will count in this type of feature.
A look at the pop-up we will get when the feature is released,
and the interface we will use to interact with it.
and the one that will show results when a week is complete
Finally a look at some of the prizes potentially associated with this feature.
Note: our best guess is that no wither means your crops do not wither at all, but we cannot be sure until the feature is coded into the game.
|Double Bushels||Triple Bushels||Instagrow|
|Unwither||Treasure Parts||Turbo Chargers|
|Free Fuel Refill||Free Fuel For 1 Week||Harvest Helper|
|No Wither||Super Fertilizer||Double Mastery|
That’s all for now, stay tuned to the Dirt Farmer as we shall update this post when more information becomes available.