Dirt Farmer Live! Show Summary July 24, 2016


Howdy Farmers!  Have you ever wished that you could listen to the Dirt Farmer Radio show, but you couldn't?  Maybe you were out plowing the back 40, or milking the cows, or even sowing some wild oats.  Maybe you haven't figured out how to join that new fangled contraption, the dirt box.  Maybe it's just a little to hard to hear the show.  Maybe you just want a handy reference of some of the important game links that we share during the show.  If so, we hope you enjoy this week’s written summary of the Dirt Farmer Live.  Please remember to share with your friends!



Your Dirt Farmer team has found some unreleased images and information for you on the all new upcoming
Ode To Olympus farm to give you an idea of what to expect.
We have details on Early Access, Farm Buildables, crafting and the main feature.
The story line is as follows:
Oh no! Heromenes has angered one of the Greek gods and she has banished him to the ring of fire!
Our mission for this farm will be to help him escape to Mount Olympus.
If you succeed Heromenes' gratitude will lead him to permanently help on your farm and speed up your animal harvests!
Keep in mind that this is unreleased information, and anything can change prior to release as the Farmville Studio sees fit.
Check out all of the information we have found and be sure to share the post with your friends.

Early Access

First a look at the early access package.
As mentioned above, the farm name will be Ode To Olympus.
We currently expect that early access will go live on August 8th, 2016
  followed by general (free) access on August 15th, 2016.
It should cost the usual 45 farm cash.
Ode to Olympus will be a traditional 8 week farm,

The gifts should include the usual bushel and free fuel buffs,
a costume, 3 exclusive crops (which ones are not yet apparent),
the Ode to Olympus Combine, a Marble Warrior Pegasus,
and a Heroes Starter pack which includes the usual combination of parts
as well as a Crepuscular Rays Tree, Greek Fisher Cow and Shooting Spells Pegasus.

The Main Buildable

The main buildable will be called the Naval Theatre.
It will have the standard 9 levels, and level completion rewards
including animals, trees and decorations.
We will build it using 3 new parts, the Carving Scalpel, Marble Rock and Grass Sack.

The Unwither Ring Gift Building

The Unwither Ring gift building will be called the Ambrosia Fountain.
It will have the usual 30 gifts culminating in the unwither ring
and will require 974 Eirene Coins to open all of the the gifts.
Eirene Coins can be obtained as usual via crops or via crafting them
in increments of one, three or five.

The Crafting Cottage

The Crafting Cottage will be called the Oracle's Keep.
Recipes will take the normal 1 to 8 hours to complete,
have normal mastery and will include Pandora's Box,
Hide of The Nemean Lion, Belt of Aphrodite, Shield of Achilles, and Cronus's Scythe.
As you can see they are honoring the mythology.

The Self Contained Crafting Building

There will once again be tedium,torture
and as Dirt Farmer Wendy noted walking across hot coals,
aka self contained crafting on this farm.
It will be called the Abode of Beasts and we will be crafting 15 animals
and a bonus prize as normal.

Regions (terrain) of the Farm

There will be 3 different styled regions (not time locked, think Mystical Groves)
on Ode to Olympus, Olympus, Earth and Hades.
We will again have two terrains land and water.
Treasures will be opened with Augeas' Chisels and Augean Shovels.

Ode to Olympus Expansions

Ode to Olympus will be a tiled farm,
with 9 land expansions that can be unlocked via tasks
and 22 additional tiles that can be purchased for Farm Cash.
The unlockable tiles will be unlocked via leveling up your Ode To Olympus farm
(by gaining Olympus points) to level 15
for the first one through level 87 for the last
and completing stages of your Naval Theatre and Ambrosia Fountain.

Main Feature: Escape to Olympus

Heromenes has angered one of the goddesses with his clumsiness
and been banished to the Ring of Fire.
He needs your help to Escape To Olympus.

Six Challenges stand in your way
you must complete the main farm buildings ,
the Naval Theatre,
Ambrosia Fountain
and Abode of Beasts
to earn rewards that will transform on special magic squares.

Then we will need to unlock the magical tiles - the first three normal unlockable expansions

Once they are unlocked we will need to use Olympus Gold to restore magical Morpheus Statues
that will transform your building rewards on those tiles.
It currently appears that Olympus Gold will be earned via participation in Community Goals,
and by raising your Olympus points level. It can also be purchased for Farm Cash.
For those who do not wish to wait, or want more space to transform the rewards,
there is also a Farm Cash only tile which includes each type of statue.
We do not yet know if these will need to be activated separately.

If you succeed in conquering all six challenges, you will be Heromenes' hero
and his gratitude will lead him to forever help on your farm.
He will be able to harvest all of your animals every 12 hours.


Prehistoric Chic

The Caveman Club Chapter 6 Quest will go live at some time tomorrow
The standard 6 Stages with a one week duration will keep you busy this week
Keep in mind that there are some heavy crop time bushels that you will need
Get a jump start on the Crafting aspect of this Quest by preparing 3 Fish Bone Combs
and 3 Caveman Coutures in the Twostone Mill
and if you jump through all the hoops what will you get in return?
Limestone Tree, Fire Maker Gnome, Bramatherium (Bramatherium is an extinct genus
of giraffe that ranged from India to Turkey in Asia)
Zhenyuanlong (Zhenyuanlong is a genus of dromaeosaurid dinosaur
from the Yixian Formation of Liaoning, China.
It lived during the Aptian age of the early Cretaceous period,
approximately 125 million years ago) Rocky Mammoth, Tricera Unicorn

**********ODDS AND ENDS**********

The Dirt Farmer Live! Farmville Studio Interview July 2016 Podcast


On Thursday, July 14th, Dirt Farmers Heather, Wendy, Eric and Michele sat down with
Ratheesh and Anil from the Farmville Studio to discuss all things Farmville.
Some of the many topics discussed included the new farm
Ode to Olympus, and loading and performance issues.
Various decorations and changes to the gift box were also discussed.
The potential for future sales, and the new trial  VIP feedback program were also mentioned,
as were many other topics. The link to listen is located below.

For those of you who don’t wish to listen to the podcast,
or would enjoy a handy reference to read along to,
we have a summary prepared. 
Please click on the link below to access it,
and remember to share it with your friends!



Just a reminder farmers!
On Monday, July 25, that's just a few short hours from now
You will be granted the Big Chief's consent to unlock the FOURTH EXPANSION
"Sabertooth Fields" on the Caveman Club farm providing you have already met the other requirements:
Upgrade the Rockmore Rotunda to Level 4,
Unwrap 15 Mystery Presents in the Rockmore Granary,
and reach Caveman Club Level 42.


We have a Sale to report
Hopefully you were able to take advantage of the AVALON KINGDOM sale that started Tuesday of this past week.
We reported the sale on our Facebook page early Tuesday morning.
We expected an 80% off Land Expansion Sale and it seems that the Farmville Studio is mixing things up.
Instead of slowly going from 40% to 80% of one farm from week to week.
During the past several weeks they have slowly come to an 80% sale but it has been featuring more than a few different farms.
This week the 80% landed square on AVALON KINGDOM.
This was actually a great way to expand that medieval farm whether you want to build and decorate some castles or spread out those dragons.
I wonder if we will see a 90% off sale this week?


Great News Farmers!! We have a COIN EXPANSION available in the market for the MEDITERRANEAN RIVIERA Farm.
You can NOW buy the Hidden Grotto 30X30 land expansion for 4.5 million coins
This expansion was released early Friday morning
for all you farmers who are hoarding millions of coins and need more land
we hope you've taken advantage of this release.


At the same time we saw a surprise 70% off Land Expansion sale on the Lighthouse Cove Farm
and we all know how rare it is to see expansions on our older farms
Be sure to check with the dirt farmer daily so you don't miss any breaking news


Because enquiring minds want to know!

 As many of you may know
We have a POLL of the WEEK here at The Dirt Farmer every week
and this week we asked you all a very simple question
What BROWSER do you use to play Farmville?
It was a runaway win for Google Chrome with 70% of the nearly 3000 votes
Firefox was second with 15% and Opera was just a hair behind with 13%
Safari had 2% and Internet Explorer had less than 1%

**********RECURRING FEATURES**********

All farm two week quest

Farmville Gion Matsuri Quest Guide

Balloon Fest

Farmville Gion Matsuri Quest started this past Thursday with 9 stages and a 2 week duration
The Gion Matsuri, familiarly known as 'Gion-san,' is a festival of Yasaka-jinja Shrine,
and the highlight is the splendid pageant of some 20 and 10 floats called yamaboko
proceeding along the main streets of Kyoto on the 17th and 24th.

Two-types of float called Yama and Hoko, Hoko are usually  about 25 meters tall,
and are topped with a long pole shaped like a spear.
Adorned with exquisite craftwork such as woven fabric, dyed textiles and sculptures,
these floats are so gorgeous that they are sometimes even described as 'mobile art museums.'

During the parade, children wearing make-up on the leading float, Naginata-boko,
and musicians playing the flute, drums and bells are seated on the second level of the floats.

The Naginata-boko have dolls propped up on the second level.
This festival is believed to have started 1,100 years ago when floats were made
and paraded in the town to appease the deity of plague and illnesses.

We will see a new crop that has been released specifically for this quest.
The 23 hour Cherry Fruits will be seen in stages 6 and 8.
Besides the usual consumable goodies we can expect to earn a few unusual rewards:
Matsuri Garden Fountain, Pink Cherry Sheep, Cherry Bomb Pig, Pink Cherry Pegacorn



Farmville’s Sports Day Quest Guide 

Our next ALL FARMS Quest will begin this coming Thursday
We have a new 16 hour ELEPHANT PEANUT Crop being released with this new Quest
and we will need it in stages 2 and 6
Start collecting those bushels as we have several crops
that will be needed for bushels that are over 20 hours
including a 4 day Artichoke Crop
If Farmville continues to use the craft recipes that require artichokes
it may be a good idea to keep these bushels in your market
For yourself and for your neighbors to buy from


Farmville Countdown

Farmville Masquerade Ball Countdown

The Farmville Masquerade Ball Countdown starts this coming Tuesday with 16 days of prizes and a 17th bonus reward.
he rewards will include:  Vibrant Mask Tree, Masquerade Ready Cat, Festive Mask Sheep, Masquerade Patterned Rhino,
Party Ready Gnome, Festive Eagle, Well Dressed Chicken, Mask Merry Ram, Mask Fan Peacock ,
Rosed Pig, Blue Flame Deer, Masked Bull, Full Moon Wolf, Masked Bunny, Party Mask Duck, Fierce Mask Tiger
and our rewards for collecting all of the stamps is the Silver Wing Pegasus

Personality Voting Feature

Pirate Bay Vs. Prairies Grasslands Voting Event

This past Wednesday saw the start of a new Farmville voting feature
The Pirate Bay Vs. Prairies Grasslands Voting Event is the latest in a very long line of VOTE FEATURES
In this current incarnation we see Pirates vs Cowboys
or pilgrims, who knows, it's probably just a bunch of gnomes

Sea Side Garden or Desert Themed Oasis
Deep Sea Deer or Desert Themed Deer
Sea Colored Shell (deco) or Palm Oasis
Pirate Whale (with sails) or Double Humped Camel
Deep Blue Cow or Desert Prepared Bull
Deep Sea Throne or Desert Goldmine which would be a pretty cool deco on the wild west farm
Gold Weaving Chicken or Slinger Chicken
Deep Seashell Tree or Cactus Flower Tree
Seahorse Chariot Ride or Wildest Carriage which is a pretty cool stage coach
Deep Blue Sheep or Golden Desert Chicken
Seaside Shack or Desert Side Pond
Deep Sea Horse or Shifting Sand Horse

Showcase Spotlight


This beautiful design was created by Farmer Lainy.
For more inspiration on designing your own farms, or just to browse through some incredible pictures,
please join or visit our Farmville Showcase today.

Battleground Challenge

CONGRATULATIONS!!! to our WINNERS of last Week's BATTLEGROUND Double Challenge (week ending 07.17.2016).
Valerie Rockett won for the Animal Lab Crafting Parts Week Challenge.
Charlotte Lenskjold won for the Time Tonics FLASH Challenge.
This Week's NEW Challenge is Summer Themed Animals & Trees.
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.


Current leader
board challenges

Last week's LEADERBOARDS have already started and hopefully you have already visited
farmvilledirt.com and are well on your way to completing them,but let's talk about them anyways!
The current Limited Edition Crop challenge says we need to harvest 6000 Star Maize which is a 23 hour crop that can be planted on any farm.
Our current LOCKED CROP Challenge already has us trying to harvest 300 Pitaya Fruit which is a 9 and a half hour Caveman Club WATER CROP.
For our CRAFTY CHALLENGE we will need to Make Arrow Quiver in Caveman Club's TwoStone Mill.

For those of us who plan ahead, and who doesn’t with all the help that the Dirt Farmer provides? 

Here are next week’s leaderboard challenges.

Of Course we all know why we play the LEADERBOARDS
Because we all need those InstaGrows, Unwithers and Super Fertilizers.
We can expect the fun to keep on coming as we await the reset of the LEADERBOARDS this coming Wednesday
Our next LIMITED EDITION CROP Challenge will see us attempt to harvest 6000 Trumpet Vein which is a 23 hour crop.
It will be in the market at the normal update time roughly 13 hours before the leaderboard begins.
(LOCKE) and if you squint really really hard it looks like Donald Trump!
Our LOCKED CROP Challenge will have us trying to Harvest Patterned Seashells in Caveman Club
Patterned Seashells is a 12 hour Caveman Club Farm Water crop.
Our next CRAFTY Challenge will see us Making 12 Rabbit Sticks in Caveman Club
Rabbit Stick is a 2 hours Twostone Mill Recipe. 
You will need 3 Cautleya, 3 Flytrap Beetroot and 3 Queen's Magnifica bushels per recipe.

Community Goals

We missed last week so we weren't able to tell you about the current Community Goals.
We were asked to Earn 7 Million Caveman Coins in the Rockmore Granary.
For completing this epic endeavor we have the chance to win 2 Super Fertilizer, 2 Large Cans of Fuel, 3 pack of Turbo Chargers, 2 Unwither
and finally 3 days without wither on the Caveman Club farm
The individual requirement is just 120 Caveman Coins
Currently there are no further Community Goals coded
So, this may be the final Community Goals set for Caveman Club
But if the Farmville Studio is just running late
We will let you know by posting any update to farmvilledirt.com


Don't forget to check out our Dirt Farmer Foundation Page.
The Dirt Farmer Foundation is our way of focusing the social media power of
the Dirt Farmer’s community to help worthwhile charities.
We share wonderful Causes, features great charities, lots of real FEEL GOOD Stories
Interesting Stories and news from around the world.

This week we are calling special attention to our
DFF Sun Safety Campaign
The Dirt Farmer & The Dirt Farmer Foundation invites you to join our
this Summer and learn how to prevent life-threatening diseases,
protect children from the sun, heat wave safety and more

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.  Be sure to ASK to JOIN today and please tell your FV friends about these helpful resources


Mam Maw Dirt’s Trading Post

Quest and More Help Group

Vote Help Group

Got Sheep

In the meantime, we hope you will visit our website as often as possible.  Your support and your clicks on that website is what enables us to provide our services to all the players.
Share those posts from our Facebook page so we can reach even more players, so we can help them manage their game and stay in the game.
Without YOUR support there is no Dirt Farmer.  Thanks to each and every one of you!

Due to technology problems beyond our control, the podcast is not currently available.  We will post when or if becomes available.

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?

Reporting live from the Dirt Farmer Studio in downtown Farmville, Dirt Farmers Michele and Karen

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