The Dirt Farmer LIVE! Podcast and Summary October 30st, 2016


Were you not able to make it to the show this week? Want to read about what's happening in farmville, or to listen to all the Ghost stories that were told? Well this is the place for you. Its your one stop Dirt Farmer shop! Where we tell you all about the news of Farmville as well as tips and quest guides! Hope you enjoy, and remember to share with your friends!


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******* QUESTS *******

Carnival De Los Muertos Farm Chapter 6 Quest

Well...Halloween is tomorrow here in the states, and our Halloweenie-ish Farm, The Carnival de los Muertos is also slowly coming to an end. Tomorrow we will see the start to Chapter 6 of our current FREAKY FARM. Craft 3 Oscuro Sombereros and 2 Cursed Fruits in the Brewing Wagon in order to get a step ahead on the first 2 stages. BLEEDING DRUPE AND GHOST BLOOMS BUSHELS TAKE 16 HOURS TO GROW, so stock up now, and be sure to check out our guide so you can see exactly which bushels you'll need and how many. Our first reward is called a Flower Ataud, which means it's a casket, every farm needs a casket, maybe I use a moat piece to look like a hole, and place the casket beside it. Then we have a Patron Tree, we heard a rumor that each Patron tree comes with a COUPON for a free bottle or PATRON. The Craneo Cannon has skulls painted on it. Wouldn't it be cool if it shot skulls to defend that farm. The Stage 4 reward is called the Lonely Singer, a skeleton playing a guitar, sitting on a rock, singing all by himself. The Fiesta Cheetah looks like it's got cheetoes painted on it..LAWSUIT And finally, for the horse breeders, we have a Spookey Jester Pegasus.
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Flower Ataud Patron Tree Craneo Cannon Lonely Singer Fiesta Cheetah Spookey Jester Pegasus
Flower Ataud Patron Tree Craneo Cannon Lonely Singer Fiesta Cheetah Spookey Jester Pegasus

Say It With A Letter Quest

Oh..we gonna SAY IT BABY!!! Say it with a LETTER that is. That's the name of our next ALL FARMS Quest. Yes...It's called SAY IT WITH A LETTER!!! And it will start this coming Thursday OCT 3rd with 9 stages and a 2-week duration. This letter is all about helping a little COW GIRL write a letter to her stay calm and don't go postal. We got some CROP ALERTS for you. BUCKWHEAT, BEGONIA,PEPPERMINT AND COLUMBINE TAKES 23 HOURS TO GROW, and CAULIFLOWER CROPS THAT YOU WILL NEED BUSHELS FOR TAKES 46 HOURS TO GROW. Plant for your own bushels and for Neighbors that may need these bushels next week. Be aware. GOJI BERRY FLOATS MAY ALSO APPEAR AS GOJI BERRY WINE IN THE WINERY and THE ORIENTAL ELIXIR RECIPE REQUIRED IN STAGE 4 OF THIS QUEST MAY ALSO APPEAR IN YOUR WINERY AS DRY SAKE. Besides the usual set of consumables we can expect to earn a few new rewards. There is a Mailman Gnome that looks like CAPTAIN OBVIOUS. We have an Old Post Office which is NEW that we can put next to our new post office that is old. hmmm...We have a Postal Worker Horse and finally a Carrier Pegasus, so it's a DOUBLE HORSE
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Thimpu Tshechu Mailman Gnome Book Of XP 3 pack of Turbo Chargers Old Post Office
Mailman Gnome Book Of XP 3 pack of Turbo Chargers Old Post Office
Unwither Super Fertilizer Postal Worker Horse Instagrow Potion Carrier Pegasus
Unwither Super Fertilizer Postal Worker Horse Instagrow Potion Carrier Pegasus

Egyptian Versus Greek Voting Event

We have a brand spankin new vote heading your way. It's the GREEK vs EGYPTIAN personality VOTE. 12 stages of rewards with a chance to earn up to 24 prizes. Before we get started. I have a DISCLAIMER. Locke wants you all to VOTE Greek, and he writes the script I'm about to read...soooo...just so you know. We get a great Greek Column or an Egyptian Obelisk that just looks PHALLIC, a really cool Plentiful Tree or a pitiful ugly Ankh Tree, a brilliant Greek Philosopher Sheep or a stupid Egyptian Scribe Sheep. A GREAT Mount Olympus or a dusty dirty Pyramid of Giza. There's a Winter Robe Lynx AWESOME or a pathetic Summer Desert Lynx that chants DEATH TO AMERICA. A Gorgon Gnome or a Nile Gnome...ahhh...they both SUCK. Helen of Troy Cat or a Cleopatra Cat. Helen of Troy never poisoned her husband...just sayin'. We have an Apollo Hawk or a RA Hawk, both GODS, but Apollo was also on Battlestar Galactica. We have a Zeus Tree and a Neuth Tree...okay...who the hell is NEUTH...did they make that up just to rhyme with ZEUS? There's a Hades Bull (HELL YEAH) and an Anubus Bull...bull crap is more like it. We have a Heracles Rhino or a Pharaoh Rhino...wearing a dress...If Hurcules wore a dress he'd make the Pharoah carry his purse. Finally we have an AWESOME Greek Emperor Pegacorn and a SMELLY Egyptian Emperor Pegacorn
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Left Side
(Greek Side)
(You will receive when you have more left votes than right ones on the first time you complete the 12 stages)
Right Side
(Egyptian Side)(You will receive when you have more right votes than left ones on the first time you complete the 12 stages)
Greek Column Stage 1 Egyptian Obelisk
Plentiful Tree Stage 2 Ankh Tree
Greek Philosopher Sheep Stage 3 Egyptian Scribe Sheep
Mount Olympus Stage 4 Pyramid of Giza
Winter Robe Lynx Stage 5 Summer Desert Lynx
Gorgon Gnome Stage 6 Nile Gnome
Helen of Troy Cat Stage 7 Cleopatra Cat
Apollo Hawk Stage 8 Ra Hawk
Zeus Tree Stage 9 Neuth Tree
Hades Bull Stage 10 Anubis Bull
Heracles Rhino Stage 11 Pharaoh Rhino
Greek Emperor Pegacorn Stage 12 Egyptian Emperor Pegacorn


HUMP DAY is always Wednesday, and that means we get an all new, reloaded set of LEADERBOARD Challenges. The Leaderboards are a great way to earm InstaGrows, UnWithers and Super Fertilizers. This week we can expect to be harvesting 6000 Wax Flowers as our LIMITED EDITION CROP Challenge. The Wax Flower crop will take 14 hours to grow, and will be in the market at the normal update time roughly 13 hours before the leaderboard begins. Our LOCKED CROP Challenge will see us harvesting 300 Purple Blades on the Carnaval de los Muertos farm. Our CRAFTY Challenge this week will be to make 12 Patron Guitarras...The Patron Guitarra is a 2 hour Level 1 Brewing Wagon Recipe for which you will need 2 Sour Pumpkin, 2 Purple Blades and 2 Mexican Skullflower bushels per recipe.
For more information Click Here

Harvest Purple Blades in Carnaval de los Muertos! Harvest Wax Flower! Make Patron Guitarra in Carnaval de los Muertos!
Purple Blades Wax Flowers Patron Guitarras



We have another EARNED Land Expansion coming our way in a few short hours. THE GREAT PUMPKIN will grant his, or her, consent to unlock the Phantom Fields section of the Carnival de los Muertos. You will need to Upgrade Carousel of Souls to Level 4, Unwrap 15 Mystery Presents in Ferris Wheel Silo, and Reach Carnaval De Los Muertos Level 42 in order to unlock this expansion


We know that the Carnival de los Muertos Farm is quickly coming to an end, and that means we will have a new farm on the way. The name of the new farm will be ONCE UPON A WINTER, they are getting quite poetic with these new names aren't they? I'm not sure if we have the dates confirmed but we had already guessed early access to this farm will probably be NOV 14th. Looks like another winter farm, and I'm sure we will have SNOWMEN...REINDEER and maybe even a Christmas Tree, maybe. We will have a complete guide for you all when it becomes available


This past Monday we saw a very rare and very unusual BUNDLE SALE. What is a Bundle Sale and what do you need to know? Well, in this case the BUNDLE is every remaining Land Expansion on TREASURE TIDES or PHANTOM VALLEY. For $100 CASH...well, actually on your credit card, you get all the remaining CURRENT expansion on either ONE of these farms. Not both. Your choice of Phantom Valley or Treasure Tides. Yes. That's $100 each. So it is very very important that you understand that and do a wee bit of research before buying this product from Farmville. We post all news about the game. That does include SALES and we get to see player reaction, as you can imagine. With a price of $100 we had some very nasty comments, so we decided to let The Dirt Farmer explain it. Okay...let's talk about what $100 is worth in FVCash. At the most basic rate. Using FV Game Cards $100 buys 550 FVCash. That's 770 FV$ if you cash in on the 40% off sale, and if you get your FVCash in the VIP program then $100 is worth 1200 FVCash to you. So, just to see if it's a good deal, and that's just PART ONE. We're just seeing if it's a good deal. We all need to see how many expansions we are from the max on each one of these farms. There are currently 28 expansions on Treasure Tides, and they are fairly cheap. 24 FV$ to 169 FV$ So unless you are 8-12 expansions away from maxing out, then this really isn't a good deal. There are currently 29 Land expansions of Phantom Valley between 24 and 169 FV$, so it's about the same. Now, we've determined that there are a few dollars you can save by purchasing this BUNDLE, even though it's not a huge savings. Now...the BIG Question...With 30 some odd farms. Do we actually need to expand those old farms up to 28x28???


What do you do if you want to make every Farmville Player HAPPY all at once. You give them MARKET STALL EXPANSIONS, and that's exactly what the studio did this past Monday. The NEW VIP CAPACITY: 3250 NON VIP CAPACITY: 2450. If the Expansion is not showing up for you then try TRAVELING or RELOADING your Farm, and always remember that little tip for future events. Also remember. You can upgrade these Stalls by using SPECIAL DELIVERY BOXES, so, there's no need to send Locke 1000 requests for Market Stall parts. He wanted me to say that


MONDAY was a very busy day on the farm. We also saw the release of The SPOOKY WINDMILL. This SPITTER CLASS buildable is a great way to earn free decos. Expand the 6 stages using Moss Planks, Windmill Blades and Stone Moss Bricks as your BUILDING PARTS. Wind Mill Blades can be crafted in 3 minutes using 3 Columbine Bushels, 3 Apollo Aster Bushels and 3 Spiral Sunflowers Bushels. The decos we can expect as rewards include, Green Cobweb HayBales, Pale Green Fences and Scratched Tiles
For more information Click Here


We saw yet another set of sales this week...we started on Wednesday with a 60% off Sale for Namaste India, then we had a 70% off land sale on, yes, you guessed it. Namaste India. 60% on Wednesday and then 70% on Saturday, if you bought the 60% off land on Wednesday. Don't you just feel stupid


CONGRATULATIONS!!! to our WINNER of last Week's BATTLEGROUND Halloween Themed Foals, Calves, Fawns, Eggs & Trees Challenge (week ending 10.23.2016) Nita Norris. This Week's NEW Challenge is Halloween Themed 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.

***** IN OTHER NEWS *****
If you see a disturbing post from a Facebook friend, you don’t have to leave the social network for help. This week, Facebook’s Safety Center, a resource page with tips on bullying prevention and suicide hotlines, became available in more than 50 languages. Aside from informational pages, Facebook's report tool is ever-evolving. With the tool, users can flag friends’ posts to get advice on how to personally talk to that friend or ask Facebook to send that friend resources.
To use the tool, go to the concerning post, click the down arrow in the top right corner, select “Report Post” and click “I think it shouldn’t be on Facebook.” Then, select what is wrong with the post. For users concerned about a suicidal friend, they can select: “It’s threatening, violent or suicidal.” The following window asks to choose a type, where an option is “self-injury or suicide.”
A window then pops up, prompting users to contact a local authority immediately if they believe their friend is in danger. Plus, Facebook offers a list of next steps: “Reach out to a friend,” “Learn how to talk with Facebook Safety about this” and “Ask us to look at the post.”
When users select "reach out to a friend," they have the option to send a direct message to another friend with the concerning post and Facebook suggests this language: “Hey, this post makes me feel worried about [Name]. Do you have any idea why [Name] would have written this? Do you think there's something we can do to help?”
Selecting “learn how to talk with Facebook Safety” directs users to a Facebook resource page.
The third option, “Ask us to look at the post” will submit an inquiry to Facebook’s Help Team, which is staffed 24/7. Usually, the team responds to these reports within 48 hours, said Antigone Davis, Facebook's global head of safety.
If the team believes the post does indicate concern, it will send the Facebook user who posted it a message asking how Facebook can help. A page will pop up showing options: talk with a friend, contact a helpline (provides local contact information based on the user’s country) and get tips and support. The user won’t know who submitted the report.
“When somebody is worried about somebody, they aren’t sure what to say,” said Dan Reidenberg, executive director of SAVE. “The tool is incredible because it not only helps the person who is worried about somebody but it helps the person who is at risk.”

***** A GHOST STORY *****

We told Ghost Stories tonight on the show, but there was one we weren’t able to get on the show due to time, BUT we want to share it with you. It was sent in by Farmer JOLENE LIPPSE
Here is my ghost story-it is not real scary but it made me creeped out. My son married a girl who has 2 daughters . The youngest was 3 at the time. They moved into an old mining house that had been moved to our town. (they rent it)
Jenna ( the 3 year old) would be put to bed. They would hear her talking and go in and see what she was doing. She would be looking and talking and laughing at the middle of the room from her crib,where there were toys on the floor that were not there before. As time went on they decided she was just not wanting to sleep.Doors would slam and they would hear a little girl crying when the girls were not there. The air would turn ice cold in her room when an adult walked in.
They always told me about their ghost and I just laughed not believing such things. Jenna started school and the thing stopped happening. I just put it down to over imagination. About 6 yrs later they took in a 2 yr old little girl. They started hearing a little girl cry- the baby would stare at the middle of the room when nothing was there and start laughing- lots of doors stamming- pictures falling off the wall. It got really bad when the babys mother would come over. It got so bad one day that she grabbed the baby and ran out of the house with doors slamming behind her. Someone told my son that he needed to talk to the "little girl" and tell her she needed to leave and move on. Feeling foolish he went into the bedroom and started talking. He said all of a sudden the room turned freezing cold and he could feel someone next to him. He told her she had to leave and quit scarring them. all of a sudden the room warmed up and he felt she was gone. About 2 wks later the baby went home-without further incident. There has been no further evidence that the little girl ghost is still there. They are now now fostering 2 little boys-ages 1 and 2. No issue of a ghost. Wonder if she is gone or is it because they are boys.
This is all real. Not a story.

Thank you Jolene for sharing this story with us!

******* GROUPS *******

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On this week's "FUND ME FRIDAY" we have a special request. A dear member of our Dirt Farmer Family and long time Farmville player, Heather Quattrone and her family are in need of our prayers, help and support. On October 20th., after a terrible storm, their house was destroyed and now they are looking into rebuilding their lives and finding a new home. Most of you know our Heather. She is one of the pillars of the Dirt Farmer Group and the heart of the Dirt Farmer Website. For the past years she has volunteered and devoted herself to help all Farmville players with her knowledge, her amazing work and her loving support. Now Heather needs our HELP. Please send your prayers and support this CAUSE. To learn more click the link below and please share with your friends. Thank you. For more information Click Here


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