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  • ChickadeeQuilterChickadeeQuilter Moderator, ModGreen Posts: 713
    @Exxy (INT1)  not 65k obsidian or 45k diamonds

    it is 65k obsidian AND 45k diamonds, just to start. and ALSO have level 10 farms house.  This is ONLY for big farms or players with deep pockets  MOST players on AU server don't even have a level 10 farmhouse
    I understand about many players not having farmhouses at level 10.  This will just give incentives to progress in the game.  There is the same situation with the Dairy, etc. When players level up then they get the added perks. :)

                  
  • bracha (US1)bracha (US1) US1 Posts: 3
    Just to clarify: I need to upgrade my farmhouse to lvl 11, get obsidian from the fl that's practically impossible and then get enough diamond though I still didn't figure out how to get diamonds in this game. I suppose that in the new farm I'll need more dollars to buy anything. This sounds completely useless unless they make some major changes.
  • vbillyboy55 (AU1)vbillyboy55 (AU1) AU1 Posts: 176
    According to my screen it will take in excess of 92 hours to upgrade Farmhouse from level 10 to 11.
    And this after amassing enough obsidan to do the research to enable you to upgrade , not to mention the diamonds.
     Is this correct ?
  • @Exxy (INT1)  not 65k obsidian or 45k diamonds

    it is 65k obsidian AND 45k diamonds, just to start. and ALSO have level 10 farms house.  This is ONLY for big farms or players with deep pockets  MOST players on AU server don't even have a level 10 farmhouse
    Well, it does give reduced building time on the main farm as well as some more barnspace.

    While i do have dollar concerns on the farm with all the upgrading and stuff, i really don't see how the price of upgrading the farm house is any big concern or talking point at all, even for those who can't afford it, it is still just something you need to get to unlock the Obsidian farm, just like the Obsidian and Diamonds :)
    as I can see we need to collect obsidian first ...65000 for starters
    but I also see we need diamonds to make upgrades to higher level
    45.000 diamonds to upgrade the main house ,50.000 diamonds to upgrade the mill   
    (along with the cost for the obsidian research for each of course)
    etc, etc...  

    one thing I saw that doesnt require obsidian is the fertile field, it says 65000 gold to reach level 11
    (I dont know if there are others ) but...
    two questions I have 
    1. the FL wont give diamonds anymore? only obsidian or it will be both?
    2. the HWE doesnt end tomorrow ? normaly we had a 24 hour clock by now , the event ending tomorrow and the CC starting but... I see no clock for the cc either

    is there a delay to the CC because the new FL isnt ready or just a mix up to the hours?

    No, this chwe is 4 days long, we haven't see one for ages, so possibly that why you're confused :)



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  • harden21 (US1)harden21 (US1) US1 Posts: 32
    Im looking forward to it :smile::sunglasses::smiley:
  • Pietral (US1)Pietral (US1) US1 Posts: 163
    edited 30.04.2021
    The obsidian farm looks to be geared towards players who have diamonds to spare.  In order to produce obsidian humus and obsidian special seeds (the main drawing points of the farm), you need to spend a small amount of diamonds on every batch.  So unless the obsidian farm also provides us a way to earn diamonds to offset this cost, I think it's more efficient to just ignore the obsidian farm and spend the diamonds on upgrading buildings on the 3 regular farms.

    Though I suppose my opinion might change depending on what use obsidian leaves and animals have, and if it can turn a profit in farm dollars.

    Edit: Now that I've thought about it a bit, I'm guessing selling animals will probably earn you obsidian.  And then there will be an obsidian trader too.  Well, maybe I'll hope the obsidian trader will sell diamonds.  Though I seriously doubt it.
    Post edited by Pietral (US1) on
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  • Rusty Farmer (AU1)Rusty Farmer (AU1) AU1 Posts: 1,681
    Question: Will the new farm have its own construction slot?
  • Moliugas (LT1)Moliugas (LT1) LT1 Posts: 147
    IMO I think from the little I have seen the new farm looks good, except for needing the obsidian.  Why did we need another currency?   If we have another currency, why not set up a currency exchange in trade centre.  TO trade off excess unwanted currency for other currency we do need.  

    Currency we have now are
    Farm $
    gold
    diamonds
    Obsidian
    candy vouchers
    shell
    runes
    lucky coins
    wwc coins
    certificates
    horse shoe
    golden horseshoes
    horse crests
    karma points
    goldfish coins
    PP tickets

    from memory that is 17 different currencies, if I have them all

    but also at currency exchange you could trade other unwanted as well, like dung, leaves, skins, boats in inventory as well as unwanted buildings inventory., again there are probably other items that could go on this list.

    Player have been asking for years for things to do with excess items.  

    CURRENCY EXCHANGE, in trade centre I feel would be the best.  and as easy as having to drop down menus first is what you want to exchange list, 2nd drop down what to exchange it for and show what the exchange rate would be for those currencies/items

    This is NOT a player exchange system
    I'm pretty sure it could be implemented easily. But as always don't expect to have a fair exchange rates.
  • Heather Norsk (US1)Heather Norsk (US1) US1 Posts: 2,015
    Okay, I have an opinion now on part of this update;  I am finding the notifier at the bottom of the screen completely annoying. Less than 1 year ago, the offers across the top of the screen were combined to a hub on the left because there were so many complaints of too many icons blocking the farm area. Now they added an icon in the farm area? I still click "do not remind be again", and just like before it still pops up every time I login. This game gets impossible to play without clearing cache & history often, which resets this notifier as well. The only difference now is that it's sitting on all my farm screens with that dreaded red exclamation mark and I actually have to click on it specifically to get rid of them instead of them being automatic.
    Why do all players need to go through this because some players didn't read the messages when they logged in? If I ever forgot what one said, I just came here to forum to read about it.

    In addition to that thought, if they really wanted to add it to the farm instead of at login, why wouldn't it have been added to the notification area we have at the top of the screen. I mean, why do we now need 2 notification areas?


    Here is the quote from the update;
    "Something new is happening! The event is starting! Wait, how come nobody told me? - Did you ever feel like this? Well, no more. We are adding an announcement notifier. In case you ever clicked one of the announcements away by accident, you don’t have to reload the game again just to see it. Just hit the button instead and all recent announcements will pop up! This is what changing from letters to email must have felt like.

    When you click on the notifier icon and close the dialog again, the icon disappears until a new announcement is available. If you click “don’t show this message again” in the dialog, the icon does not appear again with the same announcements on the next login like it usually would."

  • Heather Norsk (US1)Heather Norsk (US1) US1 Posts: 2,015
    IMO I think from the little I have seen the new farm looks good, except for needing the obsidian.  Why did we need another currency?   If we have another currency, why not set up a currency exchange in trade centre.  TO trade off excess unwanted currency for other currency we do need.  
    .....
    but also at currency exchange you could trade other unwanted as well, like dung, leaves, skins, boats in inventory as well as unwanted buildings inventory., again there are probably other items that could go on this list.
    .....
    Sorry, I condensed the original post to save room. I just want to say that I am so glad this got added to the games suggestions section!  I hope other players will go there to comment with their thoughts on this idea (good, bad, expand, etc). Here's a link to that post;
    https://community.goodgamestudios.com/bigfarm/en/discussion/212082/new-currency-exchange-please 
  • Heather Norsk (US1)Heather Norsk (US1) US1 Posts: 2,015
    It is good to see some update for the new farm. However, the nice thing about the flower farm for example was that you could upgrade everything with dollars when your level is high enough. I hope that our progress in the new farm will not be limited by collecting some currency in other events.

    The new upgrades are going to put a high demand on the usage of diamonds, so I presume there is going to be some way to get diamonds at a faster rate. Otherwise it is going to take way too long to get any of the new upgrades done as other buildings like the windmill and watermill appear to cost diamonds to upgrade as well.

    It also appears that regular stables like the regular cowshed and regular chicken coop can be upgraded to level 10 while themed buildings like tropical cowsheds cannot which doesn't really make sense. There also appears to be some weird text with a word starting with a lower case and then having another word start with a capital letter with no space between each word when you look at those buildings in the build menu.



    I agree. It is not cool for them to change it, sort of like when buying new plots of land no longer cost just farm dollars. 
  • Alaa Ali 1 (INT1)Alaa Ali 1 (INT1) INT1 Posts: 1,113
    edited 30.04.2021
    The new upgrades for the stables and mills are just another useless feature that will never get used.

    Themed building like the candy cows and tropical pigs still gives much more products than the normal stables ''level 10'', Themed cows and ducks are smaller than the normal ones, which gives more free space for our farms, so It's just totally useless new upgrades!

    Since the awful update of the farm lab, my windmill and watermill are mostly idle as my barn is full of feed, and you now added more upgrades for them? really??? to make us waste our diamonds and keep watching them more idler than before??!!

    In terms of the new obsidian farm, I'll wait until I get it to make an opinion on it.
  • Alaa Ali 1 (INT1)Alaa Ali 1 (INT1) INT1 Posts: 1,113
    edited 30.04.2021
    Okay, I have an opinion now on part of this update;  I am finding the notifier at the bottom of the screen completely annoying. Less than 1 year ago, the offers across the top of the screen were combined to a hub on the left because there were so many complaints of too many icons blocking the farm area. Now they added an icon in the farm area? I still click "do not remind be again", and just like before it still pops up every time I login. This game gets impossible to play without clearing cache & history often, which resets this notifier as well. The only difference now is that it's sitting on all my farm screens with that dreaded red exclamation mark and I actually have to click on it specifically to get rid of them instead of them being automatic.
    Why do all players need to go through this because some players didn't read the messages when they logged in? If I ever forgot what one said, I just came here to forum to read about it.

    In addition to that thought, if they really wanted to add it to the farm instead of at login, why wouldn't it have been added to the notification area we have at the top of the screen. I mean, why do we now need 2 notification areas?


    Here is the quote from the update;
    "Something new is happening! The event is starting! Wait, how come nobody told me? - Did you ever feel like this? Well, no more. We are adding an announcement notifier. In case you ever clicked one of the announcements away by accident, you don’t have to reload the game again just to see it. Just hit the button instead and all recent announcements will pop up! This is what changing from letters to email must have felt like.

    When you click on the notifier icon and close the dialog again, the icon disappears until a new announcement is available. If you click “don’t show this message again” in the dialog, the icon does not appear again with the same announcements on the next login like it usually would."

    Click on '''Don't show it again''' on the lower side on the right of the announcement, so the icon will totally disappear until a new announcement is available.  :)  It's working well here. 
    @Heather Norsk (US1)


    Sometimes my game was freezing until I get the pop-up announcement when logging in, It wasn't big deal for me to wait a bit, but now the new icon fixed this problem. In my opinion, It is the only good thing in this update till now.
  • Exxy (INT1)Exxy (INT1) INT1 Posts: 2,582
    @Alaa Ali 1 (INT1)

    I think the main purpose of the Obsidian farm benefits, will be the new obsidian humus , and Obsidian SS

    But its a bit hard to judge , when nobody have reached it yet

    We dont know how big it is, how many buildings we can build , how much ressources it generates

    There also seems to be an Obsidian new tab in the Market Hall

    As far as research , you can easily see , that this is a first launch , they can easily add higher level research over time

  • Heather Norsk (US1)Heather Norsk (US1) US1 Posts: 2,015
    Okay, I have an opinion now on part of this update;  I am finding the notifier at the bottom of the screen completely annoying. Less than 1 year ago, the offers across the top of the screen were combined to a hub on the left because there were so many complaints of too many icons blocking the farm area. Now they added an icon in the farm area? I still click "do not remind be again", and just like before it still pops up every time I login. This game gets impossible to play without clearing cache & history often, which resets this notifier as well. The only difference now is that it's sitting on all my farm screens with that dreaded red exclamation mark and I actually have to click on it specifically to get rid of them instead of them being automatic.
    Why do all players need to go through this because some players didn't read the messages when they logged in? If I ever forgot what one said, I just came here to forum to read about it.

    In addition to that thought, if they really wanted to add it to the farm instead of at login, why wouldn't it have been added to the notification area we have at the top of the screen. I mean, why do we now need 2 notification areas?


    Here is the quote from the update;
    "Something new is happening! The event is starting! Wait, how come nobody told me? - Did you ever feel like this? Well, no more. We are adding an announcement notifier. In case you ever clicked one of the announcements away by accident, you don’t have to reload the game again just to see it. Just hit the button instead and all recent announcements will pop up! This is what changing from letters to email must have felt like.

    When you click on the notifier icon and close the dialog again, the icon disappears until a new announcement is available. If you click “don’t show this message again” in the dialog, the icon does not appear again with the same announcements on the next login like it usually would."

    Click on '''Don't show it again''' on the lower side on the right of the announcement, so the icon will totally disappear until a new announcement is available.  :)  It's working well here. 
    @Heather Norsk (US1)


    Sometimes my game was freezing until I get the pop-up announcement when logging in, It wasn't big deal for me to wait a bit, but now the new icon fixed this problem. In my opinion, It is the only good thing in this update till now.
    Thanks Alaa Ali 1 (INT1) for trying to help, but maybe you didn't notice where I stated that I do, "still click "do not remind me again", and just like before it still pops up every time I login. This game gets impossible to play without clearing cache & history often, which resets this notifier as well." 

    So, for me, it does not disappear until there is a new message, it only disappears until I login again & the only real difference for me is the icon on my screen and an extra click. 
    I'm glad having the icon works better for you & helps the freezing as you login, but since this update mine is now taking a LOT longer to load as I login. Sad that while it helps some, it's worse for others. Baffling sort of.
  • My event notification button is also stuck on my screen.  And ironically it appeared to notify me of a mood survey.  But having it stuck on my screen is now making my mood even less positive than before and I want to take that survey again!  Not only is it stuck on the screen of all my farms, but it follows me to Dreamworld.

    I've clicked the button, chose "Do not show again" and nothing.  I've refreshed, logged out and still there it is, in all its annoying glory.
  • Twiglet (GB1)Twiglet (GB1) GB1 Posts: 1,172
    My game keeps freezing up and takes ages to go from one farm to the next. I know it is not my pc and it defo is not my internet.
    Moved On !
  • Alaa Ali 1 (INT1)Alaa Ali 1 (INT1) INT1 Posts: 1,113
    My event notification button is also stuck on my screen.  And ironically it appeared to notify me of a mood survey.  But having it stuck on my screen is now making my mood even less positive than before and I want to take that survey again!  Not only is it stuck on the screen of all my farms, but it follows me to Dreamworld.

    I've clicked the button, chose "Do not show again" and nothing.  I've refreshed, logged out and still there it is, in all its annoying glory.
    Heather Norsk (US1) said:
    Thanks Alaa Ali 1 (INT1) for trying to help, but maybe you didn't notice where I stated that I do, "still click "do not remind me again", and just like before it still pops up every time I login. This game gets impossible to play without clearing cache & history often, which resets this notifier as well." 

    So, for me, it does not disappear until there is a new message, it only disappears until I login again & the only real difference for me is the icon on my screen and an extra click. 
    I'm glad having the icon works better for you & helps the freezing as you login, but since this update mine is now taking a LOT longer to load as I login. Sad that while it helps some, it's worse for others. Baffling sort of.
    It does sound strange. maybe It's a bug in the game that affected only the US server or some farmers?? I never got this icon again after clicked on ''Don't show it again''.
    Keeping get this icon every time is annoying for sure.

    In terms of the game loading, It is now taking longer for me too.
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