The Dirt Farmer LIVE! Show Summary February 26, 2017




2017 Edition of the Dirt Farmer LIVE! Show Summary
Have you ever wanted to listen to the podcast, but you are unable to do so?  Do you want to read all about what worked and didn’t work this past week, and what FarmVille has in store for us next week?  Do you need a quick reference for your quests, leaderboards, farmstands and more?  Well do we have a treat for you!! Here it is this week's EXCITING new addition of The Dirt Farmer LIVE! Show Summary!  If you enjoy reading it, please remember to share with your fellow farmers.


NEW FARM EDITION:  ALL THE NEWS YOU’VE EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT FARMVILLE’S OPAL’S KINGDOM FARM


EARLY ACCESS TO OPAL’S KINGDOM

It’s that time again Farmers! Farmville is once more taking us to another world. This time, we’ll be having an underwater adventure on the all new Opal’s Kingdom. Early access for this new farm is expected to start on February 27th, 2017, and will cost 45 Farmcash, which will grant you access, and also get you a grab bag of goodies to start out the new farm.  Be sure, as always, to remember that Early access does cost 45 FVCash but that's a 167 FARM CASH VALUE!!!  Those entering Opal's Kingdom will receive DOUBLE BUSHELS for the first week and you will not be charged for any fuel use on the new farm during Early Access.  Early Access comes with 3 exclusive crops once again.  This time we have the Bubble Fish Crop, the Underwater Cabbage Crop and the White Lined Dirona Crop.

Once again the Early Access Players will get a themed Combine and this farm will see a deep sea gear AVATAR Costume.  We'll get a couple of bonus critters , there's a Sea Fairy Pegasus, a Sea Queen Sea Pony, a Queen Seahorse and for the Tree Farmer's we have a Glow Coral Tree and the Starter Pack that you get as a free gift also includes 400 Opal Points.  Plus parts to help you complete the Main Buildable and Treasure Parts as well.  Early Access starts at sometime in the next several hours and will run for one week.  General Access or FREE ACCESS will begin the following week.
Sea Fairy Pegasus Sea Queen Sea Pony Queen Seahorse Glow Coral Tree
click here

COMPLETE MAIN BUILABLE INFORMATION
The Main Buildable, or the CENTERPIECE BUILDING for Opal's Kingdom is called the SHELL STRONGHOLD.  It has 10 levels.  You start out on level zero so that means you will have to upgrade through 9 levels.  You can do so by using 3 new parts made especially for this feature.   In total, you will need 202 Crystal Shards, 111 Conch Shells and you will also need 111 Star Shovels.  It's a STARFISH shovel, as a building part for the main building.  Don't we always get SHOVELS for the Treasure Parts?  I think they're trying to confuse us.  Now, exactly why do we build this thing? I know why, because we play Farmville and we BUILD everything!  That's just what we do.  But, there are added rewards to each newly completed level of the SHELL STRONGHOLD.  We start out with a Webbed Coral Tree, then we have a Pearl Jellyfish Tree.  Wow, that's an odd "TREE" that looks like an animal.  Next we have Circling Floaters, and I hope that's not a TOILET REFERENCE!  Oh wait, it's little swimming baby turtles.  Our next reward is a Clam Chariot, which is a gnommette on a CLAM being pulled by seahorses.  Then we have a pretty cool deco, a Sunken Shipwreck that looks like the MINNOW from Gilligan's Island We have a Starburst Eel and a Scaled Whale with a skin condition.  Then there's a Coral Hood Deer and finally we have a Jelly Tentacle Horse, and that is actually a cool effect.  Be sure to check out our complete guide for more info.
Conch Shells Star Shovel Crystal Shard
Click here for information about the main buildable

UNWITHER RING BUILDING INFORMATION
Now we'd like to talk about the BUBBLE GREENHOUSE.  That's the Gifting Building where we eventually get our free Un-Wither Ring.  We will be using SHINEY SEAHORNS to level up and open the 31 Gift Boxes that eventually lead us to our Un-Wither Ring.  The SHINEY SEAHORNS can be crafted in recipes of 1, 3 and 5 and you may find as many as 50 A DAY deposited into your SHINEY SEAHORN ACCOUNT as you plant and harvest on this new farm..Besides much needed consumables and new farm parts, there are a few rewards in those gift boxes that you may like:  Such as the Gloweed Tree, the Coral Bubble Tree, the Crystal Harmony Tree, the Shell Crown Tree, we see a Jellyfish Dancer gnommette and we have a Coral Crystal Golem.  there's a Shell Blower Merman GNOME, and a Mermaids Treasure gnommette.  There’s a Sea Crystal Deer and a Clownfish Pegasus just to name a few, for a complete list be sure to check out the Guide on THE DIRT FARMER

SELF CONTAINED CRAFTING INFORMATION
There will be SELF CONTAINED CRAFTING in Opal's Kingdom.  For this farm it will be called the UNDERWATER ARENA.  It is fitting that it has such a COMBATIVE name.  Once again we will have fun, fun,  fun with all the stations and recipes. Making thingies and what-nots in order to complete The UNDERWATER ARENA which will be part of the BEAT Event for this farm.

CRAFTING COTTAGE INFORMATION
We get a new themed crafting cottage with Opal's Kingdom.  It will be called the CRAFTER'S SHELL. YES, It's a big Ole HONKIN' Shell, or maybe that's a CONCHIN' SHELL. No matter, We all know if we want to BEAT this farm and Quest on this farm we will need to level up the CRAFTER'S SHELL.  We have a total of 20 new recipes, and there are 5 stages of recipes as usual.  Some of these recipes that we will be making include the Amazonite Beads, the Citrine Amulet, we can make Fluorite Stones and a Hyacinth Rock and even a Rhodonite Spiral Shell just to name a few, for a complete list on this feature and all of your Opal Kingdom info, CHECK OUT THAT COMPLETE GUIDE

BREEDING PENS AND BUILDINGS WITH A PURPOSE INFORMATION
With every new farm it's always fun to see what new CRITTER we get as a reward for completing each new Animal Pen and Opal's Kingdom is no exception.  I don't know if you always build the Aquarium for every farm, but I have a feeling you may want to with this UNDERWATER farm.  If you do you get a Lumi Turtle.  Build the Aviary and receive a Coral Brain Duck.  The Baby Play Pen will give you a Ripplewalk Foal.  You'll get a Waterstone Goat from your LIVESTOCK PEN.  A Deep Sea Tree will be yours once you've upgraded that Orchard to a Super Orchard.  The Paddock will net you an Angler Unicorn,  The Manta Cow is PINK and comes with the Pasture.  You get a Fishy Sea Dog with your PET RUN, a Coralmane Lion with your WILDLIFE HABITAT, an Orb Shell Turtle with your ZOO and last but not least, a brand new WHITE CHICKEN with your CHICKEN COOP!

FARM CHARACTERS INFORMATION
It looks like we have four new characters that will be floating around this new farm.  There's a dude names VIKTOR that looks just like a regular guy, the only thing is that he has a BUBBLE over his head.  I guess he doesn't want to get his hair messed up.  We have a CRANKY old coot named MR SEEKER.  Then we have OPAL, I guess this is her KINGDOM and she's a MERMAID with purple orange and green hair.  Finally we have MERMAN.  We don't know why but he's carrying a BIG pointy stick.  I'm sure we'll see these characters pop up during the course of the new farm.  In Quests and in Special features.

FARM LAND EXPANSION INFORMATION

After we arrive on the new Opal's Kingdom, you will be able to see 34 expandable land areas.  Starting with the Diver’s Landing, I'm sure the first several will be EARNED LAND that you can obtain at no cost as the farm progresses.  If you like to expand at the start of the farm, So you can get a wee bit more room to plant, we suggest checking out our LAND EXPANSION Post on the OPAL'S KINGDOM COMPLETE GUIDE.  You can also see the rewards that you will receive for each expansion.  Some of these include a Diving Giraffe, a Scale Tree, an odd looking Water Sprite.  There's a Jewel Dressed Pony, a very strange group called the Coral Critters.   We have a Crystal Whale and a Glowing Frilled Horse, for a complete list...be sure to check out the post.

TREASURES AND PARTS BY EXPANSION INFORMATION
Let's talk about some TREASURES, Underwater Treasure this time around.  For those of you that are wondering about the TERRAIN in Opal's Kingdom, Yes, There will be WATER TERRAIN.  But, there will also be LAND TERRAIN.  So that means we will have LAND and WATER treasures.  Our Small Treasures will be the Broken Ship Wheel, the medium will be just a pile of Moss Rocks.  For the Large Treasures we get a Fallen Castle Tower, and for the DOUBLE X we get a Large Sunken Ship.  Start sending and collecting those Treasure Parts as soon as the Farm goes LIVE in order to get them all cleared out.F  or Opal's Kingdom we will need Retriever Nets and Magic Tridents.  Once the farm goes live we will have a complete schedule of how many parts you will need and a list of all the rewards that you can earn.

NEIGHBOR GIFTING EVENT INFORMATION
We can expect to see TWO Neighbor Gifting Events with this new farm...We believe the first will start on March 10th
We’ll be sending the Jelly Wave Horse to our neighbors for 5 Farmcash
In return, Farmville will be rewarding us with the Sea Glow Pegasus
The second Event should start on April 6th
We will be sending the Shiny Scales Deer to our neighbors, for a cost of 5 Farmcash
and in return...we will get a Fish Stripes Pegacorn

COMMUNITY GOALS INFORMATION
Early Access is the start of the all new Community Goals for this new farm.  The Early Access Players will have to clear 280,000 Treasures in the first week of Opal's Kingdom in order to earn Un-Withers, Fuel, Turbos, Super Fertilizers and ultimately FREE FUEL for 3 days on the new farm.  Your individual minimum requirement needed to qualify for the rewards will be to clear 9 Treasures.

AND NOW FOR OTHER FARMVILLE NEWS AND INFORMATION

THE CHICKEN COOP CONUNDRUM
An awful lot of you have recently been talking about the CHICKEN COOP CONUNDRUM... It has recently been brought to our attention that farmers can place three chicken coops on many of their farms. The Dirt Farmer team decided to investigate whether or not we should recommend doing this. We have decided AGAINST RECOMMENDING PLACEMENT OF MORE THAN TWO CHICKEN COOPS per farm based on the past history of chicken coops being removed and contents lost without warning.
...In 2010, we were allowed to have an extra chicken coop for a very short, limited time. Then Team San Francisco decided to remove the extra coop, without warning, at the same time they removed extra dairy barns. Many players lost their chickens in the process.
...Fast forward to 2012, when Team San Francisco decided to allow two coops to be placed, the farm themed coop, and one additional original home farm coop. Farmers rushed to fill the extra coop with eggs, only to discover one day that the extra coop caused their farm to glitch, and they once again lost the valuable chickens that they had placed inside.
...Fast forward to 2017, when we can now place a total of three coops on many of our farms. Is it safe to do so? Will the extra coop, and all the chickens inside of it disappear without warning? WE SIMPLY DO NOT KNOW. Since the current FarmVille studio team based in India has been coding the game, nothing has disappeared. The problem is that the original chicken coops were coded by Team San Francisco, and the code from that era created many problems and glitches, some of which continue to impact the game today. Many of us recall loosing our Legendary Roost on the Fields of El Dorado Farm precisely because of the old code written by Team San Francisco.
...So basically...what we are saying is YES...you can have 3 Chicken Coops on each farm...But just don't blame us if it disappears with all of your chickens one day


BATTLEGROUND CHALLENGE WINNER
CONGRATULATIONS! to our WINNER of last Week's BATTLEGROUND Valentine's Trees Challenge (week ending 02.19.2017) Monica Lönnqvist. This Week's NEW Challenge is SOLAR CELLS for the Morph Machine. The reward for the winner of this Challenge will be a Papa Dirt Prize: your choice of ANY Unwither Ring or Double Statue from the Market. If you are not a member of the Battleground Group JOIN TODAY and invite your friends.

LAND SALES INFORMATION
We had a bunch, and they’re over.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY FARMSTAND
We can expect a new farm stand this coming Tuesday, and you all can KISS ME because I'm Irish and it's almost St. Patty’s Day!!!
We have 21 days of great themed rewards and we start out with 3 brand new ST PATTY TREES.  We have a Patrick’s Shamrock Tree, Patrick’s Owl Tree and a Patrick’s Festive Tree.  There's a Shamrock Orchid Lamp and we really don't know what the heck it is.  It might be a deco, only FarmVille knows.  We have an Elves Gold Pot Fountain deco, a Golden Elf Mermaid, a Shamrock Necklace Duck. There’s a Patrick’s Day Parrot and a Festive Balloon Seal.  And just for BEA, there’s a Shamrock Suit Llama. Oh, poor, Pedro!  There’s an Irish Ballerina Ostrich, a Shamrock Print Cow, an Irish Mask Cat and we get a Shamrock Tux Penguin.  A  Patrick’s Festival Dog, a Shamrock Tail Deer, there’s a Shamrock Heart Bear, a wee bitty Irish Goggles Sheep, a Golden Pot Elephant, a Patrick’s Day Dragon and finally a Leprechaun Gold Pegacorn


MORPH MACHINE MADNESS INFORMATION
The MORPH MACHINE MADNESS was with us all this week. WE HAVE AN UPDATE FOR YOU.
The 8 hour wait time after the final solar cell charge is intentional. It is currently expected to remain. With the changes the TOTAL COMPLETION TIME per Morph Machine has been REDUCED from 28 hours to 25 hours. Your Dirt Farmer team has asked the FarmVille Studio to further reduce or balance the wait times, and we have our fingers crossed. Make sure you CHECK OUT OUR MORPH MACHINE POST so that you will know how many DUPLICATES you can expect based on the collection that you choose.


FACEBOOK GLITCH
Friday more more than a little scary for some Facebook Users...There was a system wide failure that LOCKED OUT many people from their accounts...The issues appeared to be the result of key parts of the Facebook infrastructure not working.
...Some people were seeing strange alerts, like the site telling them that all of their messages have been deleted for being spam. Others are sent back to the login screen and then told that their accounts can't be verified...Hopefully you are back on your account if you were LOCKED OUT...When we told Locke about this...He was very upset that he WASN'T locked out
GROOVY HILLS LAND EXPANSION
If you still need more land on GROOVY HILLS then be sure to get the STANKY HIPPIES consent to unlock the Fertile Fields Earned Land Expansion.  You will need to Upgrade Spring Fair to Level 7, Unwrap 25 Mystery Presents, and Reach Groovy Hills Level 60.
LEADERBOARD INFORMATION
We get a new set of LEADERBOARD CHALLENGES this coming HUMP DAY.  Three tasks that can earn us InstaGrows, Un-Withers and Super Poops.  This week's LIMITED EDITION CROP CHALLENGE will see us harvesting 6000 Amethyst Berries.  The Amethyst Berry is a 23 Hour Crop which will be in the market at the normal update time, 13 hours before the Leaderboard begins.  Our LOCKED CROP CHALLENGE will see us harvesting 300 Rainbow Bananas.  Rainbow Banana is a Groovy Hills crop that grows in 12 hours.  For our CRAFTY CHALLENGE we will need to make 12 Maple Oat Banana Bread Recipes, the Maple Oat Banana Bread is a 4 hour Crafting Tent Recipe

GROOVY HILLS CHAPTER 8 QUEST
Here’s the information:
GROOVY HILLS CHAPTER 9 QUEST
Here’s the information:
OPAL’S KINGDOM CHAPTER ONE QUEST
Here’s the information:
FARMVILLE ALL FARM TWO WEEK QUEST
Here’s the information:
FARMER'S SHOWCASE is an OPEN GROUP where you can show off your farm
ONLY Farm Pic posts. Cool, Funny or AWESOME. Show your MAD decorating skills or something unique and funny you see on your farm.
Click out this AMAZING Farm Art by Farmer Linda!!!
THE DIRT FARMER FOUNDATION
The Dirt Farmer Foundation CAUSE it’s FEBRUARY is The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. ASPCA is a non-profit organization that rescues animals from abuse, passes humane laws and shares resources with shelters nationwide. We invite you to JOIN and SUPPORT this wonderful Cause, spread the word and share with your friends.

February 4th was World Cancer Day. On this day we honor all cancer survivors, fighters and those who have lost their life to cancer. On #WorldCancerDay people around the world unite in the fight against cancer - raising awareness about cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment on a global scale.
***WINTER SAFETY CAMPAIGN***
This Winter Preparedness information will help you BE SAFE this winter. We also include information on how to protect your pets from freezing temperatures. Please Share.
PODCAST, GET YOUR PODCAST HERE
Here’s the link to this week’s podcast, because don’t you really want to listen to all of it after reading the summary?
We all know that playing Farmville isn't getting any easier these days. Whether Farmville is throttling  access to your friends or the  Facebook newsfeed is hiding them from you it's hard to find help links on the newsfeed.  Add that to the fact that a lot of fellow players have quit and it becomes very challenging to  find help.  That's why you should join one or all of the Dirt Farmers SHARE Groups. Mam-Maw's Trading Post, Quest Help and More, The VOTE HELP Group and GOT SHEEP are link sharing groups where you can find neat items and even get help with common FV activities.  We also have several helpful groups such as The Dirt Farmer, Farmville News Network and others! Be sure to ASK to JOIN today and please tell your FV friends about these helpful resources.
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That's all we have right now, remember to always visit Ask the Dirt Farmer for up to date information and help, and enjoy the rest of your week!
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