All the latest information on the newest glitches and crashes making your game a little more entertaining, along with articles about how to do various semi-game related things to help you or your neighbours.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Clubhouse Building Guide

Well, if golf courses were easy to make, we'd all have one...

The Clubhouse and Golf Course are a traditional 4 step build, with the usual mix of requesting, crafting and, of course, homestead drops.

One thing to note is there is one craft used in both Stage 3, and Stage 4. So, if you have other stuff to do, don't craft all the carts and keep being able to request!

Stage One

12 Rough Seeds - Grass
10 Nettie's Signature - Direct Request
8 Loan Contracts - Wall Post
10 Bunker Sand - Sieve Stations
10 Amos' Signature - Direct Request
12 Landscapers - Wall Post

Stage Two

15 Coloured Golf Balls - Easter Eggplant
12 Medieval Towers - Wall Post
9 Petite Pyramids - Crafted
12 Green Grass - Turf
15 Divot Fixers - Direct Request
8 Wee Windmills - Crafted

Each Pyramid requires 5 Rough Limestone (Granny's Ovens) and 8 Ancient Mortar (Wall Post)

Each Windmill requires 6 Tall Barrels (Grog) and 8 Long Oars (Direct Request)

Stage Three

25 Contract Copies - Sheep
16 Microscopes - Wall Post
9 Water Hazards - Crafted
14 Golf Pins - Fiddlehead Ferns
12 Eddy's Advice - Direct Request
10 Golf Carts - Crafted

Each Water Hazard requires 6 Purdy Ponds (Algae Pool) and 8 Scaly Denizens (Direct Request)

Each Cart requires 4 Cart Parts (Ox), 10 Small Wheels (Wall Post) and 4 Powerful Ponies (Direct Request)

Stage Four

15 Contract Loopholes - Direct Request
18 Joseph's Passport - Wall Post
12 Golf Carts - Crafted
18 Immigration Laws - Runt Plantain
16 Golf Tees - Wall Post
12 Lawnmowers - Crafted

Each Cart requires 4 Cart Parts (Ox), 10 Small Wheels (Wall Post) and 4 Powerful Ponies (Direct Request)

Each Lawnmower requires 6 Hungry Goats (Matilija Poppies), 9 Goat Wagons (Direct Request) and 4 Overgrown Fairways (Wall Post)

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Bess' Niece Building Guide

Oh Boy, this Sarah is trouble!

Seems we're really going to have our hands full with this one over a series of four builds that take us from just cleaning up around Granny's Place all the way to a life or death rescue from some venomous City Folk predators!

In essence it's what we're used to, requests, crafting and homestead drops.

The only difference this time is that there is the main build and the mini build for Sarah, so we've separated this week's guide into missions, so you can see what you need to do for your current mission progression.

Mission Two


10 Frontier Experience - Heather
8 Frontier Smarts - Direct Request

Etiquette Desk

9 Chopped Wood - Oak Tree
10 Knitted Blankets - Direct Request
12 Cleanin' Brooms - Wall Post
10 Filled Wash Buckets - Lavender
12 Knitters Needles - Direct Request
12 Brass Dustpans - Wall Post

Mission Three


1 Last Place Prize - Smack a Varmint Game
5 Dating Savvy - Crafted

Each Savvy requires 6 Frontier Experience (Heather) and 8 Frontier Know-How (Wall Post)

Etiquette Desk

18 Large Toothpicks - Pine Tree
10 Old Fashioned Dresses - Wall Post
9 Terrible Smelling Perfume - Crafted
12 Platform Shoes - Hide Prepping Stations
12 Blue Lipstick - Direct Request
8 Hair Raisers - Crafted

Each Perfume requires 5 Durian Juice (Mayfly Nests) and 8 Perfume Puffers (Wall Post)

Each Hair Raiser Requires 6 Static Electricity (Blue Essence Lab) and 6 Shag Carpets (Direct Request)

Mission Four


12 Steele's Warrants - Wall Post
8 Stranger Danger Alerts - Crafted
15 Amy Evidence - Debris

Each Alert requires 6 Frontier Experience (Heather), 9 Frontier Know-How (Wall Post) and 8 Frontier Smarts (Direct Request)

Etiquette Desk

18 Life Experience - Oxen
16 Relationship Advice - Wall Post
9 Outlaw Directories - Crafted
16 Wits - Spirit Flames
12 Horror Stories - Direct Request
10 Scared Straight Sessions - Crafted

Each Outlaw Directory requires 7 Book Binding (Recycle Bins) and 8 Stack of Wanted Signs (Direct Request)

Each Scared Straight Session requires 6 Bad Decisions (Basic Still), 10 Prison Experiences (Wall Post) and 4 Captive Audience (Direct Request)

Mission Five


20 Wits - Spirit Flames
10 Devenomisation Stations - Crafted

Each Station Requires 8 Frontier Experience (Heather), 8 Frontier Know-How (Wall Post) and 8 Frontier Smarts (Direct Request)

Etiquette Desk

15 Beware Signs - Direct Request
16 Deodorant Sprays - Wall Post
12 City Folk Armour - Crafted
18 Soft Skin Lotions - Ginger
18 Potpourri Masks - Wall Post
12 City Folk Safe Zone - Crafted

Each Armour requires 6 Plush Padding (Sheep) 9 Sturdy Stitching (Wall Post) and 5 Tin Plating (Direct Request)

Each Zone requires 3 Clearin' Hoes (Brass Forges), 9 Desolate Areas (Direct Request) and 5 Sanitizers (Wall Post)

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Seaside Cottage Building Guide

If we're going to give Ted, Bess and the as yet not arrived little one(s) then we're going to have a task ahead of us!

Whether it's building a house, escaping prison, finding treasure or rescuing Bess then it all means the same thing, some build stages with 6 different items, mix and matched between Requests, crafting and homestead drops!

So, lets get looking at what we need..?

Stage One

6 Portholes - Glass Forges
12 Map Compasses - Direct Request
12 Scavenged Ship Parts - Wall Post
10 Sea Compass - American Moss
10 Shipwrecked Boats - Direct request
12 Pirate Dictionaries - Wall Post

Stage Two

12 Dog Distractors - Cows
10 Scurvy Disguises - Wall Post
9 Lockbreakers - Crafted
12 Hardtack - Wild Oats
12 Heavy Duty File - Direct Request
8 Goodnight Grog - Craft

Each Lockbreaker requires 4 Cannon Powder (Fool's Gold) and 8 Gunwale Funnels (Wall Post)

Each Grog requires 6 Dream Dust (Valerian) and 6 Scuttlin' Spirits (Direct Request)

Stage Three

10 Dead Men's Tales - Skulls
16 Treasure Trail - Wall Post
9 Treasure Haulers - Crafted
16 Long John's Digger - Silver Forge
12 Scurvy Spyglasses - Direct Request
10 Treasure Detectors - Crafted

Each Treasure Hauler requires 7 Handcarts (Harvest Gourds) and 8 Offroad Wheels (Direct Request)

Each Treasure Detector requires 4 Ship's Hounds (White Dogwood Trees), 10 Treasure Hunting Attire (Wall Post) and 4 Scent of Gold (Direct Request)

Stage Four

15 Boardin' Pikes - Direct Request
16 Swingin' Lines - Wall Post
12 Swashbucklin' Equipment - Crafted
18 Captain's Flintlocks - Steel Forges
18 Brass Monkeys - Wall Post
12 Sixpounders - Crafted

Each Equipment requires 6 Coxswain's Cutless (Silversword), 9 Loose Fitting Clothing (Wall Post) and 5 Captain's Tricorns (Direct Request)

Each Sixpounder requires 9 Sturdy Minecarts (Lichen), 9 Cannon Rigging (Direct Request) and 5 Cannon Barrels (Wall Post)

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Re-enacters Camp Building Guide

If we're going to put on a really good reenactment of the War of Independance, we need to get everything just right...

Of course, we all know what that means, it's time for a four step, story driven build as we make up the Reenacters Camp and get everything ready for Granny's War Games!

As usual, it's a mix of Wall Posts, Direct Requests and homestead drops... Just for the love of Washington run when the Old Lady turns into Grambo...!

Stage One

12 Top Stitch Needles - Tin Forges
10 Blue Britches - Direct Request 
12 Sturdy Thread - Wall Post
10 Colonial Flags - Red, White and Blueberries
12 Patriotic Tricorn Hats - Direct Request
12 Blue Fabric - Wall Post

Stage Two

16 Ash Cake - Steel Forge
14 Gills of Vinegar - Wall Post
9 Spruce Beer - Crafted
10 Dark Roast Coffee - Coffee Trees
15 Ink and Paper - Direct Request
8 Cured Beef - Crafted

Each Spruce Beer requires 4 Evergreen Needles (Pine) and 8 Hops (Wall Post)

Each Cured Beef requires 6 Salt Rub (Rye) and 6 Beef Quarters (Direct Request)

Stage Three

18 Game Traps - Silversword
16 Ink Bullets - Wall Post
9 Team Flags - Crafted
16 Real Bullets - Iron Forges
12 War Game Maps - Direct Request
10 Game Muskets - Crafted

Each Team Flag requires 7 Red Striped Flags (Red Essence Labs) and 8 Oak Flag Poles (Direct Request)

Each Game Musket requires 4 Wooden Stocks (Birch), 10 Musket Barrels (Wall Post) and 4 Smashing Hammers (Direct Request)

Stage Four

15 Makeshift Alarms - Direct Request
16 Grannyflage - Wall Post
12 Hiding Spots - Crafted
18 Loafer Tracks - Licorice
20 Granny Snares - Wall Post
12 Granny Bait - Crafted

Each Hiding Spot requires 6 Fallen Leaves (Oak), 9 Cargo Nets (Wall Post) and 5 Animal Droppings (Direct Request)

Each Granny Bait requires 6 Knit Blankies (Recycle Bins), 9 Cozy Cushions (Direct Request) and 5 Hard Sweets (Wall Post)

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Frontier Luau Building Guide

Party time!

Yes, it's the fourth anniversary so it's time to get all set up for a homestead wide party, and Ted's decided this year will be a tropical style luau party, taking advantage of the summer sun!

That means a four step build with all the usual combinations of requesting, crafting and homestead drops... so get your lei on and start party planning!

Stage One

8 Kalua Stones - Rocks
9 Salt Rock - Direct Request
10 Palm Branches - Wall Post
10 Luau Coals - Coal Piles
12 Pineapple Salsa - Direct Request
12 Luau Shovels - Wall Post

Stage Two

20 Green Olives - Basic Still
16 Tiny Umbrellas - Wall Post
8 Luau Loungers - Crafted
12 Crazy Straws - Compost Piles
12 Ice Blocks - Direct Request
9 Coconut Cups - Crafted

Each Lounger Requires 4 Pine Seats (Pine Tree) and 8 Plush Headrests (Wall Post)

Each Cup requires 6 Shiny Handles (Silver Vein) and 8 Empty Coconuts (Direct Request)

Stage Three

20 Chip Bowls - Potatoes
16 Tropical Flower Arrangments - Wall Post
9 Fake Palm Tree - Crafted
15 Potato Chips - Deep Fry Woks
18 Balloon Boars - Direct Request
10 Tiki Prosperity Statues - Crafted

Each Tree requires 6 Fern Fronds (Fiddlehead Fern) and 8 Flexible Trunks (Direct Request)

Each Statue requires 6 Festive Trunks (Oak Tree), 9 Whittling Implements (Wall Post) and 4 Tropical Paint (Direct Request)

Stage Four

15 Luau Sauce - Direct Request
16 Wooden Plates - Wall Post
12 Party Tikis - Crafted
18 Serving Shovels - Iron Forge
20 Jungle Juice - Wall Post
12 Luau Platters - Crafted

Each Tiki requires 4 Skinny Trunks (Birch Tree), 8 Carving Hatchets (Wall Post) and 6 Party Lei (Direct Request)

Each Platter requires 8 Coarse Sandpaper (Devil's Claw), 8 Fancy Planks (Direct Request) and 5 Tropical Fruit Medleys (Wall Post)

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Min's Express Building Guide

Oh Boy, what is going on with Min's new enterprise?

It's up to us to help Min find out what dastardly devil is intercepting his stagecoaches and stealing all his stuff!

While we're doing this, we'll also need to help him get his building all finished up so his import/export emporium is fully operational.

What that does mean is a standard four stage build, with each stage having the usual mix of requests, crafting and, of course, homestead drops.... So, what will we need?

Stage One

8 Wheel Tracks - Tin Forges
9 Blood Hounds - Direct Request
10 Missing Signs - Wall Post
10 Hoof Prints - Horsetails
12 Messenger Pigeons - Direct Request
12 Road Maps - Wall Post

Stage Two

15 Crime Tape - Dandelions
16 Anonymous Tips - Wall Post
8 Fingerprint Dusters - Crafted
12 Flares - Red, White and Blueberries
12 White Gloves - Direct Request
9 Impression Kits - Crafted

Each Duster requires 4 Dust (Potatoes) and 8 Dusters (Wall Post)

Each Kit requires 6 Evidence Molds (Sieve Stations) and 8 Putty (Direct Request)

Stage Three

18 Suspicious Notes - Pumpkins
16 Reward Signs - Wall Post
9 Eyeless Paintings - Crafted
15 Strange Bootprints - Devil Claws
18 Background Checks - Direct Request
10 Lie Detector Tests - Crafted

Each Painting requires 6 Fabric Scissors (Recycle Bins) and 8 Self Portraits (Direct Request)

Each Test requires 6 Restrictive Straps (Oxen), 9 Pulse Checkers (Wall Post) and 4 Embarrassing Questionnaires (Direct Request)

Stage Four

15 Armoured Axles - Direct Request
16 Oil Traps - Wall Post
12 Defensive Turrets - Crafted
18 Bulletproof Window - Glass Roses
20 Scouting Lenses - Wall Post
12 Fireproof Roofs - Crafted

Each Turret requires 4 Bronze Plating (Goats), 8 Bull Barrels (Wall Post) and 6 Double Barrelled Shotguns (Direct Request)

Each Roof requires 8 Steel Rods (Steel Forges), 8 Brokedown Buggies (Direct Request) and 5 Resistant Stucco (Wall Post)