Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding, English Co-ops and Increased Market Stall Capacity

Despite all the furor over the Royal Wedding and its virtual celebration on Facebook and in Farmville's English Countryside, the BIG news is the increased capacity of Market Stalls. Finally, Zynga has increased storage capacity from 100 Bushels to 200 Bushels, making it less likely that players will lose valuable Bushel Sets when they complete a Co-op Job, and allowing them to plant and harvest to their heart's content without too much anxiety about wasting Bushels. Often, Recipes call for ingredients that are not available immediately. When the storage capacity was 100 Bushels, players often had to sacrifice Bushels that could not be used immediately. Now they can save those Bushels until the other ingredients become available.

Today, which is the date of the Royal Wedding in England, Farmville announced a pending visit by the Royal Couple, requiring the placement of a Party Tent and a flurry of invitations to the party. Not to worry! The party deadline is 8 May and as usual in these circumstances, the Rewards a player receives will depend on the number of acceptances. A player can attend more than one Party, so do not hesitate to accept an Invitation from a Neighbour!

Meanwhile, new Quests have appeared in the English Countryside, heralding a new option to participate in English Co-op Jobs. The three Jobs that are available at present are as follows:

The Cornflower Contingency

Grow Cornflowers to make table decorations!
Reward: 575 Coins 575 XP
Requirements: Seed and harvest 1200 Cornflowers in 2 Days
Gold: 18 hours, 59 minutes, Reward: Cornflower Pot
Silvwer: 1 Day, 4 Hours
Bronze: 2 Days, 0 Hours

The Great Rabbit Caper
Grow Radishes and Turnips to feed the Rabbits
Could you seed and harvest the following?
700 Radishes, 700 Turnips
Gold: 1 day, 10 Hours, Reward: Brown Spot Rabbit, 950 Coins, 950 XP
Silver: 2 days 4 hours Reward: 825 Coins, 825 XP
Bronze: 3 Days, 15 Hours, Reward: 700 Coins, 700 XP

The Amazing Asters
Grow Asters to teach Henry
Could you seed and harvest the following?
1200 Pink Asters
Gold: 18 hours, 59 minutes: Reward: Love Potion, 575 Coins, 575 XP
Silver: 1 day, 4 Hours Reward: 500 Coins, 500 XP
Bronze: 2 days, Reward: 425 Coins, 425 XP

The Cornflower Contingency is one of the tasks in a new Quest for players.

Other news from Farmville includes the option to breed Pigs. When you complete a new Pigpen, whether on the Home Farm or in the English Countryside, you will receive a Green Boar to facilitate breeding. Piglets like Lambs now can be placed either on the English Farm or the Home Farm and both Sheep Breeding and Pig Breeding can occur at either or both locations. Once placed, however, an Animal cannot be transferred to a different farm.


  1. Is my market stall in home farm the same as English farm? Looks like bushels I collect from newsfeed are not shared between the two. If Im on home farm, and I collect bushels, those bushels are not listed on my English farm market stall.

  2. i now see bushels from the english and home farm in market stalls for both the stalls - it does not make sense, and is confusing as hell! Is this a bug?