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FrontierVille Picnic Baskets

A new feature in FrontierVille is the ability to ask your neighbors to send you a Picnic Basket. This feature replaces the old ability to ask all of your neighbors to send you a Light Snack for a 10 coin reward. On the positive side, the new picnic baskets gives both parties a light snack. On the negative side, you have to send a request to your neighbor for the picnic basket, who must then approve or deny said request. This is much more time consuming than clicking a link on the news feed.

Then there’s the actual message accompanying the request:

Nothing like some good old fashioned emotional manipulation!

Wow. Please don’t let my family starve. That’s hardcore. If you don’t approve your neighbor’s request, you’re basically killing their small children. So go ahead and ignore it,  you murderer.

Picnic Time!

FrontierVille Update July 21st

Slip & Slide

A few days ago a new feature was released in FrontierVille that allowed players to tend their neighbors’ unready animals. By “unready” I mean not hungry or no yellow arrow. Tending an unready animal shortened the time until it was ready to be harvested, much like tending an unripe crop. Each tend reduces the growth time by 1/10th. By tending an animal or crop that takes an hour or less to harvest, it will be ready instantly.

This new change has been reflected in the new update, which saw the release of four new quests. Each new quest requires the player to tend a certain amount of unready animals on their neighbors’ land. I just counted and it seems that in total you have to tend:

  • 10 unready oxen
  • 10 unready pigs
  • 10 unready chickens
  • 3 unready cows
  • 5 unready goats

On top of that you need to collect certain items from each animal’s collection set. You’ll see what I mean once you load up the game.

Aside from the new quests there’s darling new water-themed decorations, including the new bird bath!

I couldn’t resist.

There’s also several new pond-type items, including a fishing hole and a hot tub! Each of the new ponds cost horseshoes, but they’re very cute. The frog ponds are both limited edition and will only be in the shop for six days. Which is quite a shame because  I already have the clunky old plain pond that I bought my first week of playing.

Now I have to decide if I want to turn my Homestead into the Land of Lakes or not.

FrontierVille Update: July 9th

Money Money Money

FrontierVille received an update earlier this Afternoon. I frankly wasn’t expecting one, I figured that the extension of the Independence Day Celebration on Tuesday would double as our update for the week. So you can imagine my surprise when I received the message “A Great Game Just Got Better!”

Hopefully someday it will say “A Great Game Just Got Butter!” and we’ll all log back in and find out that we can make butter from cream, which will be a collection item from a Jersey Cow!

…And speaking of the Independence Day Celebration, that elusive powder horn is now on sale in the Market, just like the Liberty Bell. And just like the Liberty Bell, it is ridiculously expensive. 96 horseshoes for one Powder horn, or roughly 10-12$ (USD). If you’re dead set on getting the Liberty Bell at any cost – then I urge you to buy the Powder Horn for 96 horseshoes as opposed to directly buying the Bell for 200. But I must say that I personally am finding this collection rather tired, will not spend any horseshoes on it, and foresee a Liberty Bell backlash occurring in the future.

Of course, in the meantime, I’m still going to hunt for it.

Aside from that we got some fancy new decorations! Here’s Buffalo Betty with the new Bird house, an item we were constantly teased with on the loading screens:

When I sing, birds land on my shoulders…

There’s also an anvil, a bench, and a Tree house! The tree house costs 20 Horseshoes and is just for decoration, but it’s awful cute. It’s also Limited Edition. I may buy one in the future, but for now I’m holding out.

The best part of today’s update has to be the new quests!

One Hammer to Rule Them All

You start out having to find tools for Frontier Jack. Turns out he lost all his supplies because he’s an alcoholic so friendly and misplaced them on your neighbors’ homesteads. You will also need to feed random livestock and tend random plants along the way. You’re also going to need to clear thorns, cactus, and skulls.

Before you panic, just visit a low level neighbor with an overgrown homestead. You know the kind, the friend you invited who played for one day and then quit. Their homesteads are covered in thorns. They usually have one or two in the center left corner of the game map, sometimes hidden by grass and/or a tree. If you’re able to find a neighbor with at least one thorn remember that you can always re-visit after every action and the thorn will still be there. So you’ll be able to get all your requirements done in one day if you’re lucky!

For more detailed instructions on these and other quests be sure to visit XRaptor’s Quest Guide. As always, the link will be permanently in our Blogroll to the left side of the site if you need it in the future.

Have a good weekend, everyone!

FrontierVille: Fourth of July Celebration!

Yeehaw! And we all thought we weren’t getting an update this week. Looks like the joke’s on us – we got a mighty big update this afternoon. If you load up FrontierVille you’ll find new items in the Marketplace, as well as some new Quests! If you want to check out the new items, just load up the Market. I’m not going to cover them in this post. Instead I’m going to focus on the new quests.

Specifically,  the new holiday-themed quests! And they involve Fireworks!

As far as we know, there are 3 quests in this cycle – and they’ll be gone in 4 days. [There’s also more, non-firework related quests that came with the update, no word whether those ones will disappear in 4 days too]

Got that? 4 Days, which means either Monday night or Tuesday morning. Yikes!

In order to get the Fireworks, you’re going to have to do some crafting. To craft the fireworks, click your Cabin, then click “Go Inside.” This will bring up the crafting menu. Fireworks take 1 Saltpeter and 5 fire to create. You get the Saltpeter from the brand-new Manure Collection.

and it’s tasty, too!

In order to collect poop, you need to feed your hungry livestock:

  • Poultry Puddin’ – comes from Chicken & Geese
  • Piggy Poop – as the name suggests, comes from Pigs
  • Brush Brownie – Goats & Sheep
  • Prairie Pile – Horses & Mules
  • Meadow Muffins – Cows & Oxen

You can find the Manure on your own farm, or your neighbors farm, and you can only collect it from hungry animals (those with yellow arrows above their heads).

If you’re freaking out because you don’t have any Horses or Mules, or that they won’t be hungry in time, fear not!

Frontier Jack, everyone’s mandatory neighbor, has 1 Horse on his property. You can visit Frontier Jack, feed his horse ONCE, then click return to your homestead. After your homestead loads, return to Frontier Jack’s homestead – You’ll have 4 more actions to perform, and his horse will be hungry again! If done correctly, you can feed Frontier Jack’s horse 5 times a day – which is a bonafide way to get the Prairie Pile.

But Fireworks aren’t the only new item. We also have the opportunity to collect the shiny new ultra rare Liberty Bell!

So rare….*drools*

The Liberty Bell does not come from completing quests. You can only receive it from completing the Independence Day Collection. And these items are so rare that they allegedly have a drop rate of 0.02% !

  • Tricorne Hat – You can find this from collecting the “Daily Bonus” from your buildings.
  • Cannonball – This is the easiest of the five to find, and you get it from feeding chickens. I found mine while searching for poop! 2 birds with one stone – literally!
  • Snare Drum – This one is the 2nd easiest to find (notice I only have the easy ones), and you find it from whacking varmints. It’s 2nd easiest because it’s so easy to spawn varmints. ALL varmints (fox, gopher, & bear) count. I got mine from a gopher.
  • Powder Horn – You can find this item from chopping  your neighbor’s Oak & Pine trees.
  • Tea crate – You can find this from clearing “grass.” Remember – grass only spawns on cleared land! So if your Frontier is too crowded Grass won’t grow. Also, grass tends to NOT spawn within or near fences, so take precautions.

Good luck guys! Hopefully one of us will find a Liberty Bell this weekend!

If you happen to find one, please leave a comment or shoot us an email at pioneerpartyblog@gmail.com – we’d really appreciate it!

FAQ Updated!

The FAQ page has been updated. Questions 15-24 have been added. The FAQ is a work in progress and more questions are being added all the time.


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