The Dirt Farmer LIVE! Show Summary March 5th, 2017


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***** OPAL’S KINGDOM *****

Breeding Pens & Buildings with Purpose
With every new farm it's always fun to see what new CRITTER we get as a reward for completing each new Animal Pen. 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, and when 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

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. Then 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

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. For Opal's Kingdom we will need Retriever Nets and Magic Tridents. Some of the rewards that you can discover in these wicked treasures include...a King Walrus, a Water Vortex Tree, a Guardian Water Dragon, a Scuba Dog, a Dolphin Chariot, an Ocean Arch, Crabby Treasures a Sea Angel Pony and many many sure to check out our post for a complete list and a schedule you'll need to complete each section

The Main Buildable, or the CENTERPIECE BUILDING for Opal's Kingdom. In this new farm it's called the SHELL STRONGHOLD. It has 10 levels. You start out on level one 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's an odd "TREE" that looks like an animal, next we have Circling Floaters, and I hope that's not a TOILET REFERENCE...oh,'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. It 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

Now we'd like to talk about the BUBBLE GREENHOUSE. That's the Gifting Building where we eventually get our free UnWither Ring. We will be using SHINEY SEAHORNS to level up and open the 31 Gift Boxes that eventually lead us to our UnWither Ring. The SHINEY SEAHORNS can be crafted in recipes of 1...3 and 5 and you may find as many as 50 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 Here

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

The first full week of GENERAL ACCESS starts in just a few hours, and with it comes our second round of COMMUNITY GOALS for the Opal's Kingdom Farm. Our task this week will be to collect 8 MILLION Shiny Sea Horns by the Seashore, usually that's easier said than done, but this week, not so much. But, fear not intrepid farmers your individual requirement will be to collect 130 Shiny Sea Horns by the Seashore. If we can manage to collect 8 Million Shiny Sea Horns by the seashore then we will get all the rewards. That includes Fuel, Super Fertilizers, Turbos, UnWither and Free Fuel on the new farm for 3 days
For More Information Click Here


As with each new farm, Opal's Kingdom brings with it numerous NEW ITEMS FOR COINS...and we all know that there is no shortage of coins in Farmville
We have a Camo Octopus
There's a Majestic Fish
We even get a COIN HORSE...a Tide Horse
The tree farmers get a Jellyfish Tree and a Reverse Tree
There;s an Opal Coop that comes with a free white chicken
The deco farmers get a Treasure Building
There's a Sea Bush DRINK!!!
Bubbly Pipes is a coral fishy deco
We have a Coral Shard Fence
An Ocean Weed Fence
Seashell Tiles from decorating
Twin just strange
There's a Nautilus Haybale and a Coral Haybale
And as always an Opal Bi-plane


Check out DF Admin Katy’s video guide to Opal’s Kingdom

***** QUESTS *****

General Access for the OK farm should start in just a few hours, and with General Access we get a brand new Quest...Chapter 2 of Opal's Kingdom will have 6 stages and a 1 week duration. Get a jump on that crafting by making 3 Amazonite Beads and 3 Topaz Gemstone in the Crafter's Shell. Keep in mind that PILLAR CORAL AND VENUS CLAM BUSHELS WILL TAKE 16 HOURS TO GROW. Rewards include the Sea Crystal Tree. There's an octopus guarded deco called The Forbidden Treasure. We have a Mantis Shrimp Gnome, and if thought gnomes couldn't get any creepier, check this one out. We also have a Trident Tail Sea Horse, a Puffer Balloon Penguin and finally a Coral Hooves Unicorn
For more information Click Here

chapter 2

The Month Long GROOVY HILLS RE-VISIT Quest started on Friday March 3rd and runs for the entire month. Did you notice there is a NEW CRAFT inside your Crafting Tent on the Groovy Hills Farm? It is called RAINBOW LOOP PIZZA (yummy!) and it will be used in the upcoming MONTH LONG Groovy Hills Quest that will begin on March 3rd. The NEW CROP that will be used to make this groovy Pizza is called SPARKY STAR FLOWER and is NOT in the Market until March 3rd a few hours before the Quest begins. BUT for those of you (like me) who really, really want to start on the Recipe for Rainbow Loop Pizza, there is good news. The BUSHELS are available NOW inside the SWAP Feature in your Market Stall. Just swap for them! Rewards include the Hippie Jelly Tree, Peace Wings Tree, Vibgyor Fountain, Peace Flight Gnome, Owl Peace Troop, Disco Skate Duck,70s Disco Lover Cow, Hat Etiquette Panda, Fancy Dancy Penguin, Retro Fashionista Chimp, Guitarist Hippie Horse and a Peace Bubble Unicorn
For More Information Click Here

chapter 9

The Trek To Wonderland Quest starts this coming Thursday with it's 9 stages and a 2 week duration. We get a new crop with this quest, the 23 hour Mystical Fairy Flower crop will be needed in stages 4 and 6. Be sure to check out our HOT CROP CHEAT SHEET for this quest. It tells you what bushels you'll need as well as those needed by your neighbors. Besides the usual consumables that we find in every ALL FARMS Quest we can expect a few unique rewards including a Wonderland Mushroom Tree, a Trek Ready Duck, a Trekking Lover Bear and a Wonderland Seapony
For More Information Click Here



***** VOTE *****

The BOY vs GIRL Voting Event starts this coming HUMP DAY. That's Wednesday March 8th. 12 stages and a chance to earn up to 24 rewards if you're quick enough. You may notice that the GIRL'S Side building is an upscale apartment with tons of flowers while the BOY'S Side building looks like a ghetto tenement, so, let's check out the rewards. We start out with a choice between a Blue Frill Cow which looks like a sailor left over from the pirate farm or a Southern Pink Cow, and we all know that's where STRAWBERRY YOOHOO comes from. We have a Suited or Skirty Dog, a Royal or Highness Cat, a Lumber or Flowery Hippo. There's a Hatter Tree or a Headband Tree. We get a Charismatic Gnome or an Alluring Gnomette. Just for TUCKER, there's a Tux or Missy Pig. There's a Toy Sports Car or a Play Doll, but it's not a cute girl doll, It looks like CHUCKIE...the horror. There's a Handsome Horse or an Attractive Horse. We have a very girlie Adventure Arch on the boys side and a rugged Couple Arch on the girls side. There's a Sporty or Shoppy Sheep by the seashore, and finally we have a Suave Pegasus or a Graceful Pegasus
For more information Click Here

Left Side
(You will receive when you have more left votes than right when you complete the 12 stages the first time through)
Right Side
You will receive when you have more right votes than left when you complete the 12 stages the first time through)
Blue Frill Cow
Stage 1
Southern Pink Cow
Suited Dog
Stage 2
Skirty Dog
Royal Cat
Stage 3
Highness Cat
Lumber Hippo
Stage 4
Flowery Hippo
Hatter Tree
Stage 5
Headband Tree
Charismatic Gnome
Stage 6
Alluring Gnomette
Tux Pig
Stage 7
Missy Pig
Toy Sports Car
Stage 8
Play Doll
Handsome Horse
Stage 9
Attractive Horse
Adventure Arch
Stage 10
Couple Arch
Sporty Sheep
Stage 11
Shopy Sheep
Suave Pegasus
Stage 12
Graceful Pegasus

***** LEADERBOARD *****

Let's talk about some LEADERBOARDS, a great way to obtain InstaGrows, UnWithers and Super Fertilizers. This week's LIMITED EDITION CROP CHALLENGE will see us harvesting 6000 Peace Wreath Flowers. Peace Wreath is an 8 Hour Land Crop which will be in the market at the normal update time, 13 hours before the Leaderboard begins. Our LOCKED CROP CHALLENGE will have us harvesting 300 Bubble Tulips. Bubble Tulip is a Opal’s Kingdom crop that grows in 4 hours...This week's CRAFTY CHALLENGE will require us to make 12 Zebra Jasper Shell recipes. Zebra Jasper Shell is a 2 hours Crafter’s Shell Recipe
For more information Click Here


***** DREAM FISH ******

Are you ready for it farmers? The all new Dream Fish feature on Opal's Kingdom? Where you can custom design fish for the LAND area of your farm for Farm Cash? Your Dirt Farmer team has been doing some heavy experimenting with this feature and we now bring you the complete guide to Dream Fish. Special thanks to Dirt Farmers Jason, Eric, Katy, Michele, Stassi, Renee and Karen for help in testing the feature and completing this guide. We have all the details for you on creating, customizing and the bugs and glitches in the feature.Please make sure to read the full post and don't skim or skip around as there are many details crucial to understanding this feature. This is a very complicated feature, and it took hours of several Dirt Farmer's time to test it and make sure we were bringing you the most complete information possible. We apologize for the delay in publishing but accuracy is our goal. Check out the details below and please do share

Have you played FarmVille's new Dream Fish Feature? What do you think? Is it a dream or nightmare? Click on the Anonymous poll below to vote and please do share
Click Here to vote

DF Katy’s Video Guide to Dream Fish


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 can have 3 Chicken Coops on each farm...But just don't blame us if it disappears with all of your chickens one day
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The Dirt Farmer knows how frustrating it can be to make an accidental cash purchase, in-game, while playing FarmVille. For many of us, it seems as though our computer and our game freezes at the most inopportune times, and we double click with our mouse, and purchase unwanted bushels, or spend Farm Cash to speed up a crafting that would be finished in just a few minutes. However, we also tend to get frustrated at all the pop-ups that we have to navigate through while playing the game. The Dirt Farmer would like to know, which is more important to us farmers, do we want to keep our Farm Cash, and have more pop-ups that might delay the game for a few seconds, or do we like way the game is currently set up?
It seems that an overwhelming 97% of those who voted want to see a pop up confirmation for each and every Farm Cash purchase...and it's not too late to vote
To vote
Click Here


This past Wednesday we saw our traditional 40% off farm cash sale that comes with each and every new farm...For those of you that were unaware. We get this sale each and every Wednesday during Early Access for a new farm...In the past this was our "GO TO" way to re-stock our farm cash reserves at a great value. More recently many players have opted to use the VIP subscription to maintain FVCash as well as receiving many other perks such as expanded bushel space in our Market Stalls
For the first time since The Dirt Farmer has been asking you if you planned to buy FVCash during the 40% off sale in our POLL of the WEEK...more people said NO...47% said they would not buy FVCash during the sale...42% say YES...they still buy their cash during this one day sale...while 11% are undecided...well...the sale is over so I hope they decided in time


CONGRATULATIONS! to our WINNER of last Week's BATTLEGROUND Solar Cells Challenge (week ending 02.26.2017) Cath Page. This Week's NEW Challenge is OPAL'S KINGDOM BUSHELS. 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.


Oh, No! It looks like we couldn't escape February without one last game crash. This past Tuesday right in the middle of the day, many players were reporting WHITE SCREENS, a clear sign that the game had crashed, maybe not for all but for at least a server full or two. Usually we get these fixed quickly and we're back into the game, But, this time the ISSUES were far worse than expected. It seems that the entire AMAZON SYSTEM went down for the better part of the afternoon. Many of you may know AMAZON for shopping, But, actually the AMAZON SERVERS are so massive that they rent out space to run a good percentage of the internet, and when they go down, much of the internet goes down as well, and that's what happened on Tuesday...The horror


If you need more land on the GROOVY HILLS Farm then you have some good news heading your way...In just a few hours the STANKY HAIRY HIPPY CHICK will grant her consent to unlock the FRUITFUL ORCHARD Land Expansion...and all you need to do is Upgrade your Spring Fair to Level 9, Unwrap 30 Mystery Presents in Sunflower Silo, and Reach Groovy Hills Level 69.


***** GROUPS *****

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.


Check out this amazing farm art by our very own DF Admin Mary Beth. She made this for Papa Dirt himself Locke!!

The Dirt Farmer Foundation CAUSE it’s MARCH is Together We Rise, a non-profit organization that provides sports equipment, bicycles, and suitcases to thousands of foster kids across the country so they don't have to travel from home to home in a trash bag. We invite you to JOIN and SUPPORT this wonderful Cause and spread the word. Please Share. Click Here


We invite you to check out the wonderful MONTH CAUSES & CAMPAIGNS The Dirt Farmer Foundation has shared each month throughout the years .. OPEN YOUR HEART & GIVE ... Support & Help these non-profit organizations and please share with your Friends! Click Here


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.

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!


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?
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