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Monday, 29 August 2011

Planters, the ins and outs...

One of the most eagerly awaited items from Trader Bart's wagon has been the planters, quick multitools to allow us to quick plant most crops in the game in groups of 4, 8 or 12 depending on the planter we've bought.

We thought we'd help you decide whether to splash out or save for the next one with some simple facts and figures.

Once you buy a Planter from the market it'll appear in your inventory to be placed on your homestead, from then it works in the same way as the feeder and harvester we currently have that were made in the blacksmiths. Click use and go...

For starters the planters do not plant ALL crops, below are the crops they work with:

There are three kinds of planter...

Normal Planter
Plants: 4 crops in a 2x2 pattern.
Costs: 1'000 Prize Tickets.
Large Planter
Plants: 8 crops in a 2x4 pattern.
Costs: 2'000 Prize Tickets.
X-Large Planter
Plants: 12 crops in a 3x4 pattern.
Costs: 3'000 Prize Tickets.

To get an idea of the difference, this is a representation of the three tools.

Most people, even with the smaller amount of crops available, love their planters, the only question to ask yourself is are you happy with 4 at a time, saving up for other things, or do you want to cut a planting swathe...?