You may have noticed, when you were first starting out, that you got a pretty nice bonus when you visited your neighbors.
5 Energy! 50 coins! 5 cloth! Wow!
And then, the second day, you noticed things were a little lacktastic…
1 energy? 1 cloth? Hey…where’d all my bonuses go!?
This is to be expected, and is part of the natural cycle of things in FrontierVille. For, unlike other Facebook games, in FrontierVille the player has to actually work for their daily bonus when visiting friends. And when I say work, I mean work. As in, you will literally be doing chores.
The daily bonus you receive when you visit a neighbor is directly affected by your reputation level. The only exception to this rule is when you visit a neighbor for the first time. You will always receive 5 energy, 5 cloth, and 50 coins when you visit a neighbor for the first time, reguardless of your reputation level (Unless Zynga changes it again).
So, for example, let’s say you have a reputation level of 10.
- Then, you will receive a daily bonus for the first 10 neighbors you visit in a 24 hour period.
- After that, you can still do chores, but you won’t receive a bonus.
- You increase your reputation by doing chores for your neighbor.
- You can do 5 chores for each neighbor in any 24 hour period.
- The chores you do are up to you, but I’ve covered a list of etiquette in a previous post.
Every time you perform a chore, it will spawn 1 heart, experience points, and either Food, Coins, or Wood – depending on the action you performed (if you tend crops you’ll get food – if you chop trees you’ll get wood, etc.).
Hearts are what you use to gain reputation points. You need far less reputation points per level than you do experience points, but reputation points are harder to come by. The whole process is rather time consuming, but worth the free energy you receive in the long haul.
If a player has 50 FrontierVille neighbors, and visits each neighbor everyday, that player would receive 250 reputation points per day. At that rate, you’ll have a high reputation in no time.
Plus, who wants to be a high level player with a low reputation? That just makes you look greedy – and then no one will send you the items on your wishlist.
So Pioneers, always ask yourselves:
..What Would Joan Jett Do?