Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Great Swan Migration, Stage 1


The Great Swan Migration Feature is broken up into four consecutive stages that unlock over time. Click the links below to find out more information about each stage.

Stage 1 GuideView
Stage 2 Guide: coming soon!
Stage 3 Guide: coming soon!
Stage 4 Guide: coming soon!

Oh no! The River has thawed but the Ice Floe is still blocking off the Swan Nesting Area! Luckily, Gus knows a thing or two about clearing Ice Chunks, so that’s where you come in! Assist Gus with his tasks and you can earn great prizes and more importantly, provide safe passage for the Swans. Complete all four stages and get the exclusive baby Speckled Black Swan!
Note: All of the prizes float on the water when placed in the River!

If you are level 15 or higher, you’ll see the following pop up. Click on the “Break The Ice!” button to get started.
 Swan 1

Before you can start clearing the Ice Chunks, you will need to build your Observation Deck to watch the Swans return. Your first step is collecting Building Materials. You will need the following items to start building your Observation Deck: 
  • Binocular Parts
  • Swan Wood Boards
  • Telescope Parts
To collect Binocular Parts, click on the “post” button to post to your Facebook wall; you will get the parts when your friends click on it, or when you click on a similar newsfeed post.
Click on the “Ask” button to send requests for Swan Wood Boards  and Telescope Parts to your Neighbors.

Swan 2

Note: If you do not wish to wait for your friends, you can skip any of these tasks for Farm Bucks.
Once you have collected the required items, click on the “Start Building” button at the bottom of the construction menu.

Swan 3

Now that the Deck is almost complete, you will need a little help from your Neighbors to finish the job. The Observation Deck requires 4 additional helpers, so click on the “Ask Friends” button to send some crew requests to your Friends. When they accept, you will see the spots in the Build Menu begin to fill. If you do not wish to wait for your Friends, click the “Hire One” button to purchase crewmembers with Farm Bucks.
 Swan 4

Completing your Observation Deck (Ice Chunk Quests) 
In order to earn some cool new prizes, you will need to complete the Ice Chunk Quests. Currently, only the first set of quests is available. The other three stages of this feature will unlock in the coming weeks.

You can access the Quest Menu from clicking on any of the following options: 
  1. The Observation Deck
  2. The Ice Chunk

Swan 5
Each Ice Chunk Quest has 4 parts that have to be completed. As you complete a part of a quest line, you will earn a new prize. If you complete all 4 parts of an Ice Chunk  Quest, you will win an exclusive prize for your River!
 Swan 6

Ice Chunk Quests – Week 1
As noted above, click on the Observation Deck or any of theIce Chunks to start working on your first set of Quests. As you finish parts of your quest, a green check mark will appear to indicate what parts of the quest have been completed. For every quest you complete, you remove a piece of Ice  from the river and in return, you will receive some Water! The four quests for the Week 1 are as follows:

Swan 7

Swan 8
Swan 9
  Swan 10

Bonus Quests:
Finished the current week of quests early and are looking for something else to do while you wait? If you are level 20 or above, complete a Bonus quest for a chance to earn awesome extra rewards like Salt! In order to unlock the Bonus Quest, complete each week of quests before the feature expires
Note: You have 35 days to complete the bonus quests. Bonus quests will only unlock if you complete a week of quests.

The set of Bonus quests for the Week 1 is as follows:

Swan 11
Note: You are not required to complete the Bonus quests in order to earn the Great Swan Migration prizes (Decorations or the baby Speckled Black Swan).

Additional Information:
  • You have 35 days to collect the Great Swan Migration prizes and Bonus rewards (optional). If you do not collect them all, the prizes and Bonus rewards (optional) will disappear and you will be unable to claim them.
  • If you want to see how much time you have left to claim the Great Swan Migration prizes and the Bonus rewards (optional), hover your cursor over the Deck.
  • You can purchase additional prizes (Decorations and/or the Speckled Black Swan) for Farm Bucks once you’ve redeemed them from the Observation Deck menu.
  • If you do not wish to use the Observation Deck, it can be sold (frame only) or stored in your Inventory.
  • You are limited to one Observation Deck per Farm. 

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