FrontierVille is a Facebook game developed by Zynga that gives players a chance to build their own virtual town in the wild west by taming the wilderness and start their own virtual family. Chop down trees, tend to crops, build a cabin, prepare for marriage, and defend your land from groundhogs and snakes are just some things you need to do. This walkthrough includes a quick start guide, tips and tricks, hints, and advanced strategies to help you tame the frontier in FrontierVille.
- Frontierville was developed by Zynga Games and placed on Facebook’s Social Network in June of 2010.
- You must have an active Facebook account before you can play Frontierville. Facebook is Free and you can sign up at http://facebook.com
- Frontierville can be found here : http://apps.facebook.com/frontierville/
- Frontierville is a a Social game which is heavily dependent on your having Neighbors to interact with. You will need Neighbors to visit daily to earn money, and to have them send you items to complete projects.
- Frontierville combines many of the best components of social games for an engaging and entertaining gaming experience that will have you coming back daily to play.
- You will start out in the Frontier with a few plots of farming land, trees, tall grass and animals that need to be fed.
- Working on the Frontier will earn you either coins, resources or XP. (Experience Points.)
- As you reinvest funds you earn working on the Frontier you will build cabins, General stores and all kinds of businesses that will make a profit.
- As you work you will also find items that belong in collections. Completing these collections is a big part of the game and will win you huge awards and profits. You will have to have your Neighbors gift you some of the items to complete collections. Some collections are easy and some are very difficult.
- As you complete the Family Collections in the game your character will get married and have a family! You will be able to access a family photo album to see your online frontier family.
- At this time the game appears to have 50 levels. More will most likely be added soon. This guide will be updated when we have additional information about levels.
- You can collect daily bonuses from “Today’s Weather” and from each Building you have on your Homestead once every 24 hours.
- The game is reset daily at 8PM EST. All limits start over and you will be able to send gifts again after the reset.
- Here you will see the Frontierville game screen and a detailed description of what each item does.
- A. Currency Indicators – Here you will see the two types of currency in the game (Gold Coins and Horseshoes) and the amount you currently have of each. You can also add additional currency with the “Add” button located under the indicators.
- B. Goals – Here you will see where the Goals are located. Any active goal will be shown in this area and all you have to do is click on the icon to see your progress or if you need to refresh your memory as to what you need to meet the goal. At the bottom of the icons you will see two gift boxes. One is to show you the gifts you have received and one is to send free gifts to your Neighbors.
- C. Wood and Food Indicators – Here you can see how much wood and how much food you have at any given time. These are the two most important resources in the game. You can purchase energy with the food at the Market. Wood is needed to build structures.
- D. Energy Meter – This is a critical meter for you to keep an eye on during the game. You will see how much energy you have and it will count down as you do chores on your Homestead. You can purchase more energy from the link underneath the meter if you would like.
- E. Level/XP Indicator – Here you can see what level you are on in the Star icon and the meter will tell you how many XP you have and the meter fills up with a purple color as you play. Once it completely fills up you will reach the next level and it will start over again.
- F. Bonus Meter – As you do chores coins, XP and Collection items will pop up that you must click on. The faster you do this the better because clicking on the items before this bonus meter fills up will win you coin bonuses that really add up.
- G. Today’s Weather/Homestead Indicator – Click on the sun icon here to see what the weather is and what bonuses you will receive. You will receive a different type of bonus each day. Also you will see the name of the Homestead owner here. This is helpful during Neighbor visits.
- H. Neighbor Menu – This is the area you access your neighbor’s level, reputation level, and travel to their Homesteads to visit. Place cursor over picture to see wishlist and building items that can be sent. You can visit, gift or hire a Neighbor from this area.
- I. Game Controls – Here is where you can toggle game sound, music, and picture quality on and off as well as zoom in and out and go into full screen mode.
- J. Navigation Menu/Inventory – (Top to bottom, from left to right.)
- 1. Moving Items – Click on this to expand the menu (See second image above) You can click on the move, rotate, sell or Tend items with these tools.
- 2. Cancel Button – Returns to the default “Tend” Cursor and cancels all actions.
- 3. Market – Click here to access the game’s market to purchase items.
- 4. “My Stuff” – Click here to access your inventory, gifts, Collections and Family Photo Album.
Game Strategies and Tips
- Your best strategy to do well in Frontierville is to have as many Neighbors as possible. (See “Strategies to increase Neighbors” below)
- You will earn many bonuses from Neighbors visiting you and you visiting them.
- Many items require you to have a certain number of levels unlocked before you can use them.
- Try to start out with at least 12 Neighbors which will unlock items for you to level 15.
- TIP – As soon as you perform an action and your bonus coins and XP, and resource items appear click on them as fast as possible. There is a meter in the upper right hand corner of the game screen that gives you a 5 coin bonus every time you click on all the items before that meter fills up which is just a brief few seconds so be fast!
- TIP – When you see a Frontierville post on the live feeds be sure to look directly under it for “Show “?” Similar Posts” and click on that link which will cause all available Frontierville Live Feed posts posted by your Neighbors to line up all at once. (This eliminates your having to hunt for them over several pages. (This works for any game on Facebook.) Now all you have to do is go down the line and collect all the bonus money, supplies and XP!
- TIP – There are bonuses everywhere you look on the live feeds. Be sure to post these for your Neighbors and to search the live feeds for bonuses a few times a day if possible. Food bonuses are critical because without energy you can’t do anything. If you are very low on energy check to see how close you are to reaching the next level. Clicking on several XP bonuses could cause you to level up which means a completely replenished energy meter. The game gives you several ways to solve problems. If you need energy you can wait until it regenerates, request it from friends, purchase it with horseshoes, or go to the live feeds and look for bonus offers.
- TIP – You are allowed to gift 30 free gifts per day. Make it priority 1 to send every gift out that you can each day. If you have more than 30 Neighbors then rotate them. It is imperative that you send items so that others will send back to you. Keep a pen and paper handy and jot down what people really want. If you send them what they really need they are more likely to respond to you when you request items.
- The most valuable gifts are FOOD (energy), Hammers, Nails, Hand Drills, Bricks and Paint. You need TONS of building supplies to complete things and it gets harder and harder as you go along. Anticipate several buildings as you level up.
- Do NOT build any buildings until you are asked to in a quest. The game has a nice flow to it if you follow the quest list (top left corner) if you jump ahead and use energy and resources for items that aren’t asked of you it will delay your ability to level up. Some quests require that you purchase a specific building to complete it.
- TIP – Many people choose to gift ribbons (especially to higher level players) but it appears they aren’t needed as much as it seems. You will need about 12 Ribbons for the school Marm and after you get Married you will not need ribbons until it is time for your child’s first birthday. Focus on sending energy to players as overall this will give them the most benefit.
- EXCELLENT TIP –Varmints do NOT move! Since you can move things, move crops away from varmints when they appear. For example when a groundhog is trying to get at your crop move it away from him and do not do anything to the groundhog until you are finished harvesting for the challenge. Only ONE varmint at a time can appear in the game. If you just leave him alone, you can get a lot of work done while not having to worry if more are going to appear. They earn you a lot of bonus coins but they also use up a ton of your energy. The area affected by a varmint is 2 squares in all directions. (See “Varmints”for more information.)
- IMPORTANT TIP – When you do an activity and the coins, XP stars, and the occasional collection item pops out it is critical that you click on the collection item to get credit for it. You actually do not have to click on any of these items when they pop up (Some players may like to just leave them to fade) but take note that if you do click on them quickly before the bonus meter at the top right of the screen fills up you will be given a coin bonus. If you leave the items on the ground they will eventually fade away, but you WILL get credit for them. If a collection item fades away because you did not click on it, you will NOT get credit for it. So be sure to click on all items right away and you will end up with more money overall and your collection items will not be lost.
- TIP – If you lose a family member, you can summons them with the dinner bell/triangle or you can click on their icon to “Custom” in the family album. This makes them the active avatar. Then you can move them. However, they will go back to the LAST task they did when you reload. So if you want them moved, you had better give them something to do.
- TIP – If a varmint is stuck behind something or if you can’t see it, try zooming your playing field and SLOWLY moving your cursor to the area to see if you can maybe get to it. Sometimes you get lucky and can find a tiny spot where you can get to the varmint without having to pay double to chop down a tree to get at it.
- IMPORTANT TIP – Do NOT cut or clear your Neighbor’s Cacti or Thorns!!! If they have not completed the challenge where those are involved you are going to have some very unhappy Neighbors when they realize they NEED them. The same applies to you as a player. Do NOT cut down your thorns or Cacti until AFTER you complete the challenge that calls for clearing them. Cacti and Thorns will grow back but it takes a very long time and will hold up your game significantly. You could purchase them with Horseshoes but if you can use this tip to avoid cutting them in the first place you will have saved yourself a lot of frustration!
- TIP – Take advantage of the “begging” post for building supplies. When you finish whacking the frame, if you click on the building it shows you what you need. You can ask twice a day for ANY building supply while you are actively working on a building.
- TIP – Help your neighbors by sending them building supplies or energy from the “begging posts”. Those are the orange ones for supplies or the one with the lightning bolt saying you have run out of energy. You get 50 of these a day. They do NOT count as part of your 30 gifts you can accept. Those are a separate stream of gifts.
- TIP – Higher level players may have small uncleared areas on their frontier. Chances are they WANT those areas so leave them alone. Normally there are crops you can water, fruit you can collect, critters you can feed so there is plenty you can get done when you go visiting. If you see withered crops, those are helpful to tend because unless you have an “Unwither crops” in your inventory, you personally can’t do anything but clear them.
- TIP –Once you have a spouse and/or Children you can assign any of them to be the active Avatar and they will be the one to do the chores. To change to a different active avatar click on “My Stuff” in the lower right corner menu then on “Family Album” click on the character you wish to do the work and you should see the silver star appear above their head to indicate the change was successful.
- TIP – Do NOT let your crops wither if at all possible. Not only will you lose the money you invested in the crop and the profit, you will have to spend valuable energy removing the withered plants from the land unless you have Neighbors that are kind enough to revive them for you. Once revived they will wilt again once the allotted time has passed so check back frequently.
- When Clobbering Varmints to get them to leave the Homestead watch carefully for items in the Snake, Bear, Fox and Groundhog collections as this is the only time you will have a chance to collect them. If you do not click on the item you will lose it. (This does not apply to coins, XP, and Food Points as if they fade away you still get credit for them.)
- When Varmints are next to items (Red Area) those areas will grow or produce at a much slower rate than normal so be sure to get that Varmint out as fast as you can.
- TIP – Make sure that you do NOT clear out all the skulls, Large Trees, Cacti, or Wildflowers all at once from the land. Various challenges will require you to have these items and while they do grow back it takes several days for these items to become full grown. You are better off leaving a few of each item on the land.
- Once you have at least 20 neighbors (and a least an hour of free time) visit all of them and after you are finished immediately purchase a building. You will have enough energy to build it all at once. NOTE – When you finish clicking on the building the required number of times (whacking the building) you will see a menu requiring you to have a certain number of items in your inventory such as bricks, tools, cans of paint, etc. You will have to collect these as gifts from Neighbors. Once you have all needed items you click on the structure and when the menu appears click on “Finish” this is how you complete buildings in Frontierville. Make sure you always accept gifts such as brick, paint, tools because you will need them eventually.
- Each time you level up in Frontierville you are rewarded with your energy meter completely refilled, a Market item Unlocked, and 1 Horseshoe.
- There are currently 50 levels but this will certainly increase in the future and this guide will be updated to reflect changes.
- Each time you increase in level the total amount of energy you can have in an hour will increase by 1.
- Goals will continue to become more advanced as you increase in level.
- When you begin the game you will want to bookmark it and give Zynga your email address for all future announcements and bonuses. Follow the prompts at the top of the game screen.
- The first thing you will be asked to do is design your game avatar. There are several outfits to choose from as well as hair styles and facial features. If you want to change your Avatar at a later date click on “Inventory” then on ” Photo Album” then on the Avatar’s picture.
- NOTE – Later in the game when you have a spouse and children you will be able to change and customize their appearances here as well.
- You will start the game with a large piece of land that is covered in trees, tall grass, rocks, thorns and Cacti.
- You will be introduced to the game’s host “Frontier Jack” who will give you a brief game tutorial. You can actually visit “Frontier Jack” just like any other Neighbor for coins and bonuses.
- You start out with no coins but will quickly earn some as you work through the brief tutorial. You are given 10 Horseshoes (which is the game’s special high end currency) and you will win one Horseshoe each time you advance a level in the game.
- After you begin playing and feel comfortable Frontierville the next step is to invite as many Neighbors as possible with the
Invite Neighbors” button at the top or bottom of the game screen.
- Click on the “Goals” which are listed to guide you in prioritizing your chores on the homestead.
- Today’s Weather can be accessed by clicking on the tiny cloud to the left of your Name at the lower left corner shown circled in image above.
- This is a daily bonus which (along with the weather of course) will tell you if you have won any bonuses for the day. It could be extra coins while harvesting, extra tools, or many other possible rewards.
- Each person playing gets a different item as their bonus item.
- Be sure to check this daily.
Frontierville Currency/Types of Currency
- There are two currency types in Frontierville and you can purchase either one if you are running low with your Paypal account or a major credit card or using Facebook Credits. You can also earn free currency by participating in
- Horseshoes – This is the higher end currency that allows you to purchase items that serve an important function or have decorative value. You can also purchase items for collections with Horseshoes that you could not otherwise buy. When you start the game you will have 10 Horseshoes and you will earn 1 additional Horseshoe each time you level up.
- NOTE – Horseshoes are needed to level up in some instances and can also unlock items early for you.
- Gold Coins – Gold Coins are the primary currency and when you click on coins they will be added to your overall amount. TIP – Be sure to click on the live feed bonuses for additional coins.
How to purchase additional Currency
- To purchase additional Horseshoes click on the “Add” button next to the Currency meters or “Get Horseshoes” at the top center of game screen.
- You will be taken to a different screen where you can choose which denomination you would like to purchase. NOTE – Be sure to set the meter to the correct type of currency in the pull down menu.
- You can use your Paypal, Credit Card or Facebook Credits.
- You currently cannot purchase additional Gold Coins but this could change in the future.
- XP – (Experience Points) Are points that you earn for playing the game and performing specific activities while logged in.
- When you perform a chore you will see coins and stars pop out that you are to click. You should see the XP add to your total at the top.
- Note the XP meter which fills up as you complete a level and starts over when you begin a new one.
- TIP – Be sure to click on “Bonus XP” messages when you see them in the live feeds. They will help you level up much faster.
- Energy is critical as you will need it to tend to your chores around your and your Neighbor’s Homesteads.
- Most tasks deduct 1 Energy point to complete but some such as clobbering Snakes and bears take 2 each time.
- You may have to click on items several times to complete a chore. For example to chop a tree you may have to click on it 2 to 4 times before it is totally chopped down. You will receive coins, XP and bonus wood for each chop.
- The only task that does not deduct from your energy reserves is planting crops. Harvesting or pulling withered crops will cost 1 energy Point as well as all other chores around the Homestead.
- The energy meter is located at the top center of the game screen.
- You will start the game with a maximum of 10 energy.
- Energy points regenerate at a rate of 1 point every 5 minutes up to your Maximum.
- As you level up the maximum amount of energy you can hold is increased at intervals.
- Food is energy! Gift food to your Neighbors and encourage them to do the same for you.
- If you are doing chores on your Homestead and run out of energy you are at a standstill until you can get more. There are many ways to get more energy fast when you run out. (See below)
- When you do chores you will see pieces of cherry pie occasionally. Click on these as they are food points that can be used to purchase larger meals for energy points.
- You may also see a lightning bolt when you do chores. These represent actual energy points immediately credited to your account for use. (Very valuable)
- Be sure to post any energy bonuses on the live feeds so your Neighbors will do so as well.
- If you are careful you can continuously play the game without too much lag time.
Ways to get More Energy when you run out
- Gifts – Check your gifts for food sent by Neighbors.
- Purchase Meals from the Market – Purchase more energy with the Food points you have earned. (Slices of cherry pie you earn while doing chores) You can spend 36 food points on 3 energy, 80 Food Points for 7 Energy, 165 for 15 Energy, 320 for 30 Energy and even higher amounts will unlock as you progress in the game. (These are the meals that you can purchase in the Market or have them gifted to you from friends.)
- Scan the Live Feeds for Bonus Posts – There is likely to be bonus posts on the feeds. Remember, if you can’t find a feed for energy points directly look for food, and XP as when you reach the next level your energy meter will be completely recharged.
- Level Up – If you are close to reaching the next level hunt for XP bonuses on the live feed to put you over to the next level.
- Visit/Help Neighbors – Visit or help your Neighbors if you haven’t already and you will get a huge energy point boost.
- Wait – Every 5 minutes you will have 1 energy point regenerated.
- Complete Collections – Certain Collections will reward you with Energy points or full regeneration of your meter.
- Hire a Neighbor to work for you – These Neighbors will usually produce extra energy for you.
- Frontierville is centered around the goals it gives you to complete.
- There will always be goals for you to work on which when completed unlock more fun things to do, rewards and more characters.
- Goals are located along the left side of the game screen and 3 at a time will always be in progress.
- Each person’s game will be a little different depending on how fast they complete certain goals.
- TIP – Do not purchase any buildings or large Equipment until you reach a goal that tells you to. This will save you a lot of money and stress down the line.
- Click on the icon to see the goal name, what is needed, and your progress on that specific goal.
- It is not known at this time how many goals are in the game but there is never a time without goals and it is expected more will be added frequently.
- Rewards are given when a goal is completed and you can post a live feed message that will allow your Neighbors to have a bonus of either XP, energy, or Food as well.
- NOTE – Some goals have many steps to them such as the “Get Married” goal. It may take quite a while to complete these goals so be sure you are making optimal use of your resources.
- NOTE – If you are willing to pay real currency you can speed up completion of goals. There is usually always an option to purchase completed items to help you finish your goals.
- TIP – There are useful hints written at the bottom of every goal menu. These are quite helpful and it is in your best interest to follow these hints at all times.
- Here you will find the goals added to the game through July 2ND, 2010.
- This guide will be updated when more goals are added.
- Note that each goal has a hint, reward and Neighbor reward listed.
Tend to Your Homestead
- Harvest Three Tomatoes
- Feed Three Chickens
- HINT -Ripe Crops will wither if not quickly harvested. You can always plant more.
- Reward 50 Coins and 3 XP
- Neighbor Bonus – XP Bonus
Clear The Land
- Clear Three Grass
- Chop Down Two Trees
- Clear One Rock
- HINT – Chop trees multiple times to knock them down. Only trees that require more than one chop count toward missions.
- Reward – 100 Coins and 6 XP
- Neighbor Bonus – Share Wood Bonus
Find Lost Sheep
- Find Your Sheep and Feed it.
- HINT – Click and hold the mouse to scroll the Map.
- Reward – 100 Coins and 6 XP
- Neighbor Bonus – 100 Coins
Prepare The Harvest
- Buy One Fruit Tree at the Market
- Buy One Pig at the Market
- Plant Seven Crops
- HINT – “Crops, Animals, and Fruit Trees are a major source of Food and Coins but they take time to Mature.”
- Reward – 500 Coins, 10 XP and 40 Food
- Neighbor Reward – 40 Food
Start Building A Cabin
- Buy a Cabin at the Market
- Whack the Framework Three Times
- HINT – “What you buy at the Market is just framework. It takes several Whacks to complete a building.”
- Reward – 250 Coins and 6 XP
- Neighbor Reward – Wood Bonus
Visit Your Neighbors
- Visit Two Neighbors
- Have Ten Cloth
- HINT – “Invite friends to be Neighbors and then click on their Icons to visit them. You get gifts of cloth for every visit.”
- Reward – 400 Coins and 20 XP
- Neighbor Reward – Share Cloth
Customize Your Cabin
- Customize Your Cabin
- Reward – 100 Coins and 25 XP
- Neighbor Bonus – 100 Coins
Finish The Cabin
- Finish The Cabin
- Reward – 400 Coins and 25 XP
- Neighbor Reward – Food Bonus
Spruce Things Up
- Buy Two Hay Bales at the Market
- Buy One Pitchfork at the Market
- Buy Three Other Decorations (total of six)
- HINT – “Decorations don’t take energy to buy and they give you XP.”
- Reward – 300 Coins and 40 XP
- Neighbor Reward – Free Decoration
Move Lost Sheep
- Move your Sheep
- Own or buy four fences. (Any Type)
- HINT – “Use the Move and Rotate tools to move and spin objects.”
- Reward -20 Food and 10 XP
- Neighbor Reward – 10 XP
Prepare The Ground
- Clear Seven Grass
- Clear One Skull
- Clear Two Rocks
- HINT – Watch out for Snakes.
- Reward – 100 Coins and 20 XP
- Neighbor Reward – Food Bonus
Lay In Supplies
- Have 25 Wood
- Have 50 Food
- HINT – “Feed animals and grow crops for more food.”
- Reward – 200 Coins and 6 XP
- Neighbor Reward – 10 Food.
Get Married – Step 1: Make Progress
- Plant Twelve Crops
- Pay 2000 Coins
- Buy Three Chickens at the Market.
- HINT – “Harvest ready Crops for food and Coins.”
- Reward – 60 XP
- Neighbor Reward – Share Coins
Get Married – Step 2: Build Up
- Clear Eight Grass
- Build a General Store
- HINT – “If you’re not high enough level to build a store, work the homestead to gain experience and go up in level.”
- Reward – 400 Coins and 50 XP
- Neighbor Reward – Share Ribbons.
- Clobber three Snakes.
- HINT – “Snake live in grass, under rocks, and especially inside old skulls.”
- Reward – 45 XP
- Neighbor Reward – Share Food
Make Medicinal Tea
- Own One Clover Tea
- Own Two Mushroom
- Own Two Purple Flowers
- HINT – “Clover Tea is found Harvesting Clover, Mushrooms are found while clearing, and Purple flowers can be found in any color of Wildflower.”
- Reward – 3 Energy and 50 XP
- Neighbor Reward – 3 Energy
Get Married – Step 3: Prosperity
- Grow/Gather Food 150
- Have 3000 Coins
- Buy One Cow
- HINT – “Harvest Ripe Crops for food and coins. Use Coins to plant more crops.”
- Reward – 80 XP
- Neighbor Reward – 80 XP
Keep On Farming
- Plant 25 Crops
- Harvest 25 Crops
- HINT –
- Reward -55 XP
- Neighbor Reward – Food Bonus
Get Married – Step 4: Fancy Duds
- 4 Sets of Clothes
- 4 Ribbons
- HINT – “Craft Clothes inside your Cabin. Ribbons come as gifts.”
- Reward – 50 XP
- Neighbor Reward – Share Cloth
Get Married – Step 5: Pop The Question
- Have 2 Fancy Outfits
- Get One Bouquet
- HINT – Clear Wildflowers to collect different Colors. Turn in Collection to get a Bouquet. Craft fancy clothes inside the General Store.
- Reward – 75 XP, A Spouse, Increase Maximum Energy.
Lay In Firewood
- Buy One Saw at the Market
- Cut More Wood 50
- Reward – 35 XP and 1 Fire
- Neighbor Reward – Share Wood
Keep the Land Clear
- Buy One Goat
- Clear 25 Grass
- HINT – “Clearing the grass makes room for more Wildflowers”
- Reward – 50 XP
- Neighbor Reward – 100 Coins
Tend Neighbor Crops
- Tend one Unready Neighbor’s Crop
- Tend One Ripe Neighbor’s Crop
- HINT – You Can tend neighbor’s crops even before they are ready for harvest.”
- Reward – 250 Coins and 5 XP
- Neighbor Reward – Share Food
Craft Fireworks (Added July 2, 2010)
- Craft 5 Fireworks
- HINT – You’re Gonna Need to collect some “Stuff” off animals to get these made.”
Chop Neighbor’s Trees (Added July 2010)
- Chop your Neighbor’s Pine Tree 5 Times
- Chop your Neighbor’s Oak Tree 5 Times
- HINT – “Go for a visit and use your tends on the right kind of tree.”
- Reward – 10 Food and 15 XP
- Neighbor’s Reward – Wood Bonus
Time For Breakfast
- Buy a Breakfast Meal
- Harvest 12 Crops
Make an Orchard
- Plant 2 Fruit Trees
- Have 6 Fruit Trees.
- Hint – Fruit Trees can be purchased at the Market. Some can be given as gifts.
- Reward – 25 XP
- Scare 6 Bears
- HINT – Bears live in the Forest, especially near really big trees. Don’t cut ’em all Down!
Tame The Wilderness
- Clear Ten Grass
- Chop Down Three Trees
Do Family Chores (for spouse)
- Chop 5 Trees
- Feed 20 Chickens
- Harvest 50 Wheat
- HINT – To pick who will do the work, just click on the Avatar.
Prepare To Build A Crib
- Craft 6 Planks
- Have 2 Tools
- Build a Barn
Get Ready For Baby
- Craft Crib
- Gather More Coins 5000
Care For Your Child
- Gather More Food 400
- Craft 5 Clothes
- Find Warm Wool Coat
A Thorny Problem
- Have Your Child Clear 5 Thorns and 1 Cactus
- Clear Four Stumps
- Buy a Schoolhouse at the Market
Finish The Schoolhouse
- Finish the Schoolhouse
Get Ready To Bake!
- Plant Thirty Pumpkins
- Buy One Cow
Get Ready To Bake 2: Ready the Kitchen
- Buy an Inn at the Market
- Finish the Inn
- Buy 6 sheep
- Sell 6 Adult Sheep
- Buy Nine Pigs
- Sell Nine Adult Pigs
Eat Your Veggies
- Harvest Seven Corn
- Harvest Seven Peas
- Harvest Seven Potatoes
Eat Your Fruit
- Water or Harvest Cherry Trees 18 Times
- Water or Harvest Apple Trees Nine Times
- Water or Harvest Peach Trees Three Times
Fill The Pockets
- Have Two Bees
- Have Two Arrowheads
- Have Two Peanut Shells
Master Farmer Part 1
- Plant 60 Pumpkins
- Harvest 60 Pumpkins
Master Farmer Part 2
- Plant 300 Flax
- Harvest 300 Flax
Master Farmer Part 3
- Plant 1500 Peanuts
- Harvest 1500 Peanuts
Founder Part 1
- Spiff up the Inn
- Have 100,000 coins
Founder Part 2
- Collect 500,000 coins
- Buy Twelve Cows
- Sell Twelve Adult Cows
- Craft Two Presents
- Craft One Cake
Three Square Meals
- Buy Breakfast
- Buy Lunch
- Buy Dinner
- As you are clearing grass, wildflowers and rocks as well as cutting trees, or when the mail arrives as well as other times you will receive items that belong in collections.
- There are currently 41 Collections to work toward and after you finish one you can start over and do it again.
- “WISHLIST” – At the top you will see “Wishlist” If you click on the small “X” in the corner of an item you want it will move into your Wishlist area. Then you can post your Wishlist on the live feed and if any of your Neighbors have an item you want they can gift it to you. Be sure to update your Wishlist daily!
- You will find collectibles all over. When you are clearing Wildflowers you will collect many of the Wildflowers for the “Wildflower Collection”
- Mail delivery results in many photographs and cutting trees will help you find termites.
- As you continue to progress in the game you will find even more items and finish more collections.
- Listed Below are the current Collections in the game, the rewards you will earn for completing them and a list of each item needed to complete the collection.
- Once a Collection is finished the game will notify you and give you the option to “Trade in” right away.
- Family Collection
- Reward – Free Washboard, + 5 Reputation points.
- Items Needed – Overalls, Portrait Photo, Hope Chest, Diary and Baby Shoes.
- Reward – 4 Energy
- Items Needed – Chicken Breast, Chicken Broth, Chicken Drumstick, Omelet and Eggs.
Oak Tree Collection
- Reward – Three Fire, Free Oak Sapling
- Items Needed – Termite, Axe, Bird’s Nest, Oak Leaf, and Acorn.
- Reward – + 1 to Max Energy
- Items Needed – Band saw Blade, Sawdust, Logging Chain, Scrap Lumber and Circular Saw Blade.
Chicken Coop Collection
- Reward – 50 Food, Downy Feathers
- Items Needed – White Egg, Brown Egg, Spotted Egg, White Feather and Brown Feather.
- Reward – Two Plank, Two Fire
- Items Needed – Brake Lever, Seat, Wagon Wheel, Yoke and Wagon Tongue.
- Reward – Two Clothing, and Free Rocking Chair
- Items Needed – Candlestick, Skillet, Fireplace Tool, Stove and Welcome Mat.
General Store Collection
- Reward – Two Tools and 50 Wood
- Items Needed – Desk Bell, Old Book, Cash Register, Grain Sack, and Receipt.
- Reward – One Sawhorse, Animal Collection Boost.
- Items Needed – Salt Lick, Lantern, Milk Jug, Feed Pan and Hay Hook.
- Reward – 3500 Coins
- Items Needed – Eraser, Lunchbox, Paper, Pencil and Ruler.
- Reward – One Lucky Horseshoe
- Items Needed – Basket, Coffee Cup, Dinner Plate, Linen, and Pillow.
- Reward – Three Cloth, Two Ribbon
- Items Needed – Wool Coat, Wool Gloves, Wool Hat, Wool Socks and Shears.
- Reward – 25 Food and Free Bucket.
- Items Needed – Butter, Cheddar Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Milk and Swiss Cheese.
- Reward – Free Cherry Tree and 25 XP.
- Items Needed – Can, Feta Cheese, Cashmere Sweater, Goat Milk and Goat Stew.
- Reward – Free Mule
- Items Needed – Saddle, Horsehair Brush, Boot Spurs, Grooming Brush and Lasso.
- Reward – Fruit Ready Boost
- Items Needed – Bedroll, Bridle, Feedbag, Saddlebags, and Harness.
- Reward – Free Peach Tree and 25 XP
- Items Needed – Bacon, Ham, Pork Chops, Ribs and Sausage.
- Reward – Free Cow and 25 XP
- Items Needed – Branding Iron, Ground Chuck, Steer Horn, Rib-eye, and Nose Ring.
- Reward – Downy Feather and 35 Food.
- Items Needed – Goose Quill, Goose Egg, Foie Gras, Roasted Goose, and Goose Soup.
- Reward – Free Sheep and 25 Food.
- Items Needed – Clover Tea, Bee, Four Leaf Clover, Clover Honey, and Clover Blossom.
- Reward – Five Cloth and 1 Ribbon.
- Items Needed – Boll Weevil, Cotton Gin, Cotton Seed, Thread Spool, and Yarn Ball.
- Reward – Unwither Crops Boost
- Items Needed – Boiled Peanuts, Peanut Brittle, Peanut Butter, Peanut Oil, and Roasted Peanuts.
- Reward – Wither Protection Boost
- Items Needed – Pea Soup, Pea Stew, Pea Pod, Peas and Rice, Snow Pea Stir Fry.
- Reward – 60 Food and Free Crate
- Items Needed – Baked Potato, Hash Brown, Mashed Potatoes, Potato Roll, and Potato Soup.
- Reward – 500 Coins
- Items Needed – Fried Tomatoes, Tomato Sauce, Salsa, Tomato Soup, and Ketchup Bottle.
- Reward – Free Haystack and Free Pitchfork
- Items Needed – Johnnycakes, Muffin, Cream of Wheat, Bread and Cookies.
- Reward – Free Goose and 25 XP
- Items Needed -Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Seeds, Pumpkin Muffin, Jack-O-Lantern, and Pumpkin Bread.
- Reward – Four Ribbons and Two Cloths
- Items Needed – Canvas, Rope, Twine, Flaxseed Oil and Farmer’s Hat.
- Reward – + 8 Energy
- Items Needed – Sunflower Seeds, Sun Butter, Sunflower Bread, Sunflower Oil and Sunflower Petals.
- Reward – 3 Energy
- Items Needed – Cherry Cider, Cherry Candy, Cherry Preserves, Cherry Cobbler, and Cherry Pie.
- Reward – 7 Energy and One Free Barrel
- Items Needed – Peach Cider, Peach Candy, Peach Preserves, Peach Cobbler and Peach Pie.
- Reward – Free Pig and 25 XP
- Items Needed – Apple Butter, Apple Candy, Apple Cider, Apple Cobbler, and Apple Pie
- Reward – 50 XP and One Free Crate
- Items Needed – Pear Candy, Pear Cider, Pear Pie, Pear Preserves, and Pear Cobbler.
- Reward – 5000 Coins
- Items Needed – Apricot Candy, Apricot Cider, Apricot Fritter, Apricot Oil and Apricot Preserves.
- Reward – 35 Wood and One Free Shovel
- Items Needed – Arrowhead, Eagle Feather, Old Pottery, Mushroom and Spanish Coin.
- Reward – 50 XP and One Bouquet
- Items Needed – Orange Flower, Pink Flower, Purple Flower, White Flower, and Yellow Flower.
- Rewards – 50 Wood and Three Tools
- Items Needed – Jack Knife, Pin Cushion, Planer, Thimble, and Whetstone.
- Reward – 40 Food and One Free Apple Tree
- Items Needed – Snake Skin, Snake Egg, Snake Rattler, Venom Vial, and Snake Fangs.
- Reward – One Clothing and Animal Ready Boost
- Items Needed – Bear Skull, Bear Tooth, Bear Meat, Bear Pelt and Bear Claw.
- Reward – 4 Energy
- Items Needed – Damaged Tomato, Chewed Corn, Peanut Shells, Eaten Peas, and Pumpkin Rinds.
- Reward – Free Goose and 25 XP
- Items Needed – Fox Tail, Fox Fur, Fox Paw, Broken Egg, and Chicken Bones.
Manure Collection (Added July 2010)
- Reward – 1 Saltpeter
- Items Needed – Poultry Puddin’, Piggy Poop, Brush Brownie, Prairie Pile, and Meadow Muffin.
Independence Day Collection (Added July 2010)
- Reward – Free Liberty Bell
- Items Needed – Tricorne Hat, Cannonball, Snare Drum, Powder Horn, and Tea Crate.
- A nice optional feature that you can use in the game is the “Wishlist” which can aid in completing difficult collections.
- When you are in the Collection menu area look along the top of the screen where it says, “Wishlist”
- As you scroll through all the collections in progress you will see items that you have are in the windows with the quantity listed at the bottom, and those you do not have are faded in the background.
- There is a tiny piece of paper with a green “+” symbol at the bottom of each faded image.
- If there is an item you really need for a collection click on this symbol and it will automatically be added to your wishlist along the top. (This is a toggle button so if you hit it by mistake just click again and it will move off of the list.)
- TIP – If you have several collections that only need 1 item to complete those are the items you should put in your Wishlist.
- TIP – Be sure to upgrade your Wishlist frequently.
Sending Wishlist Items from Collection Menu or Neighbor Menu
- As you do chores it is inevitable that you will have duplicates of many items.
- Most likely one of your Neighbors is looking for this item and needs it.
- Be sure to keep an eye on the live feeds and if you see a friend that needs an item that you have, here is how to send it to him or her.
- For example if your Neighbor needs the Bird nest and you see it on their Wishlist, you check your Collections inventory and you see that you have 5.
- Click on the tiny pink gift icon under the Bird Nest image and a menu will appear that will let you gift this item to your Friend.
- Type your friends name into the search box and after you confirm the identity click on “Send”
- This item will go to your Neighbor and they will have to approve the gift from their gift page at Facebook. (See “Receiving Gifts from Neighbors” if you need more information.)
- NOTE – Another handy feature is the Wishlist is also located in the Neighbor Menu! Place your cursor over your Neighbor’s picture and if they have a wishlist prepared the items will be shown immediately. IF you have items in inventory that can be gifted it will say “Send Gift” in green. If you do not then it will be blank. (NOTE – Quantities are not shown here so you may want to check quantities before you send.)
Sharing Wishlist/Publishing Wishlist on Facebook Live Feed
- When your Wishlist is complete click on the “Share” button in the upper right hand corner of the Collection Menu.
- This message will post on your Facebook Profile page and your and your Neighbor’s Live Feed.
- They will click on the link in this feed to send you items for your Wishlist.
- Don’t forget to update your Wishlist when you receive an item that is on it.
Getting Married – Starting a Family on the Frontier
- Once you complete the first Family Collection and Complete the Getting Married Challenge you will have a Spouse to help you take care of the Homestead.
- You will first be able to design your spouse and choose all characteristics like you did your Avatar when you started the game.
- NOTE – If you want to change your own or your Spouse (Or Child’s) appearance you can click on your “My Stuff” bag at the lower right and then on “Family Album” click on their picture and you can change them from here.
- You next will be given some challenges which your spouse must complete.
- NOTE – Click on the Spouse and when you see the silver star above their head they are now the one that can move and do any activities needed. You can toggle between characters at any time.
- Eventually you will have more challenges that will allow you to have children which are handled the same way as the spouse and will have challenges specific to them.
- Varmints are a big part of the Frontier Experience in real life and there is no shortage of them in Frontierville!
- There are 4 major Varmints you will have to deal with in the game at this time.
- Snake – Found in grassy areas especially where there are skulls to be removed.
- Groundhog – Found when harvesting crops.
- Bear – Found when chopping down very large trees.
- Fox – Found when feeding Chickens or baby Chicks.
- Below you will see a detailed description of each Varmint and what is needed to get rid of it as well as bonuses offered once you clear the animal away.
- NOTE – If a Varmint is in the area anything around it (highlighted in red) will grow much slower so it is in your best interest to get rid of the Varmint as soon as possible.
- NOTE – If you click on anything highlighted in red to do a chore it will cost 2 energy points to do the task versus the normal 1. It is best to clear the Varmint out first before anything else.
- NOTE – More Varmints could be added in the future.
- The snake is mostly found in the grassy areas where you see skulls, rocks or thorns and is the first varmint you will run across in the game.
- When you come across a snake a 2 x 2 area around him will turn red.
- IMPORTANT NOTE – If you perform an action on any item that is highlighted in red because of the snake’s presence it will cost you 2 energy points to perform that action instead of 1. A message will notify you of this. If you hit “Accept” on the message the action will occur so be sure to hit “Skip” and then clobber the snake first to conserve your energy points.
- You will now need to clobber the snake with a rock. (Don’t worry it’s not bloody)
- This will take 1 energy point each time you clobber the snake.
- You will need to click on him a total of 2 times to clobber him. (1 Click equals 4 hits)
- NOTE – Watch carefully for items in the Snake Collection as this is the only time they will appear.
- Once he is gone the area will clear up and you will be prompted with a message to post a bonus for your Neighbors on the Live Feed.
- This is a 50 XP bonus so it is well worth it.
- The Groundhog comes around when you are harvesting crops.
- When he appears a 2 x 2 area will highlight in red.
- IMPORTANT NOTE – If you perform an action on any item that is highlighted red because of the Groundhog’s presence it will cost you 2 energy points to perform that action instead of the usual 1 point and a message will appear to warn you of this. If you click “Accept” the action will happen and will deduct 2 energy points so be sure to click on “Skip” and clobber the Groundhog first to conserve your energy points.
- It will take 4 clicks to clobber him and make him leave.
- It will cost 1 energy point for each time you clobber him.
- NOTE – Watch carefully for items in the Groundhog Collection as this is the only time you will be able to find these items.
- Once he is gone you will be prompted to post a message on the live feed offering a generous food bonus for any of your Neighbors that click on the link.
- 25 – 50 Food is given in the Bonus.
- The bear appears when you are chopping down very large trees.
- He will jump out at you and a 4 x 4 area around him will highlight in red.
- IMPORTANT NOTE – If you perform an action on any item that is highlighted red because of the Bear’s presence it will cost you 2 energy points to perform that action instead of the usual 1 point and a message will appear to warn you of this. If you click “Accept” the action will happen and will deduct 2 energy points so be sure to click on “Skip” and scare away the Bear first to conserve your energy points.
- It will cost 1 energy point per click to scare him away.
- You will need to click on him a total of 6 times to scare him off.
- You will earn a large amount of coins, XP, and Food Points while scaring him off.
- NOTE – Watch carefully for items in the Bear Collection as this is when they appear.
- Once he is gone you will be prompted to post a message on the live feeds offering a generous XP bonus for any of your Neighbors that click on the link.
- 50 XP is given in the Live Feed Bonus.
- The Fox appears when you are feeding Chickens or baby chicks.
- An area about 2 x 2 will turn red when he is around.
- IMPORTANT NOTE – If you perform an action on any item that is highlighted red because the fox is present it will cost you 2 energy points to perform that action instead of the usual 1 point and a message will appear to warn you of this. If you click “Accept” the action will happen and will deduct 2 energy points so be sure to click on “Skip” and clobber the Fox first to conserve your energy points.
- It will cost 1 energy point per hit to Clobber the Fox.
- You will need to click on him a total of 5 Times to clobber him so he will leave.
- You will earn a large number of coins, XP, and Food Points while clobbering him.
- NOTE! – Watch carefully for items in the Fox Collection as this is when they tend to appear.
- Once the Fox is gone you will be prompted to post a message for the live feeds offering a generous bonus of a Free Chick for any of your Neighbors that wish to claim it.
- A Free Baby Chick is given in the Live Feed Bonus.
- There are currently 8 Structures you can build and place on your land in Frontierville. The covered Wagon is considered a “Building” and you are given one free Covered Wagon at the Beginning of the game with the option to purchase more if you would like.
- When you are ready to purchase your building it is important to understand that you are only purchasing the frame and not the finished building. You will have to finish it and collect all supplies for it.
- Once you purchase the frame set it on the land where you want it and click to lock it in. (It can be moved later if you wish.)
- Place your cursor over the structure and it will tell you how many clicks are needed to complete. (These are known as “Whacks”)
- The School House takes 30 Whacks to complete therefore you would need at least 30 energy. (Best to do this after Neighbor visits)
- A building usually has a cost of Wood and Coins so be sure you have enough by checking with the Market as you plan to build. IMPORTANT – When you see the cost of Wood for a structure this is PER CLICK. For Example The School House Takes 30 “Whacks” to build and the cost is 12 Wood. This means 12 Wood per Whack so you will need 360 Wood to build the School in addition to other supplies.
- Once you complete the clicks a menu will appear telling you that you need a certain number of 5 different items. (varies from 1 to 8 of each item)
- These items must be collected from your Neighbors as free gifts.
- If you do not have enough you can click on the gift icon and request specific items from your Neighbors.
- Once you do have all items needed simply click on “Finish” and the building will appear completed.
- Now you can click on the building and you will see 2 or 3 options.
- The first option is “Collect Bonus” and it only appears if you can collect the bonus. It will be a bonus of coins, resources or XP and you can collect it once every 24 hours. (Clock resets at 8PM EST.)
- The other options are:
- Customize – This allows you to change the color and look of the structure and can be changed anytime with no fee.
- Crafting Workshop – Click on “Go Inside” and you will see a “Crafting Workshop” Menu.
- Each Building with the exception of the School House has a crafting workshop that allows you to take items you have collected and make 2 special items to complete collections and goals in the game.
- The more buildings you have completed the more daily bonuses you can collect and the more specialized items you can produce. This will help you level up much faster.
- Buildings are an important part of the game and you should plan carefully the order you wish to purchase them and make room.
- The Covered Wagon is given to you for Free, The Cabin and General Store will be requested in Challenges so be sure to wait to until you get those Goals to purchase them.
- Below you will see what is needed to build a Cabin. Note that each building in the game has different requirements but follows this general pattern.
Example – Building A Cabin
- Initial Cost – 4 Wood
- Place Frame on land
- Whacks Needed – 7
- Cost – 1 Energy and 6 Wood per Whack. (7 Energy and 42 Wood)
- Now Frame is Complete.
- Additional Items Needed:
- 1 Hammer
- 1 Nail
- 1 Brick
- 1 Paint Bucket
- 1 Hand Drill
- Total Cost for Cabin – 46 Wood, 7 Energy, 1 Hammer, 1 Nail, 1 Brick, 1 Paint Bucket, and 1 Hand Drill.
Crafting Workshops/Building Bonuses/Customizing
- TIP – As you play the game you will be tempted to purchase the really great buildings to start building them but it is wise to wait. The goals will lead you and soon you will build a Cabin, and a General Store well before level 9. So be sure to build these items when the goals tell you too. It will make things much easier for you.
- There are currently 8 buildings in the game at this time. (The Covered Wagon is considered a building since it gives shelter and has to be built like the others.)
- Once you build buildings or large Structures such as the Covered Wagon you are given the opportunity to customize these items.
- In the goal area you will be told how much of each material you will need. (Read information about “Frontierville Buildings”)
- You will obtain these materials by Chopping Trees and getting tools from your Neighbors as free gifts.
- NOTE – Tools are very important at this point so be sure to start requesting them right away when you see buildings in your goals.
- Once you purchase the building from you will need to place it on the land you have cleared.
- You will need to work on this structure by clicking on it. Each Structure takes a specific number of hits to build. (Aka “Whacks”)
- Once you have the correct amount of supplies and you are able to click on the structure it will be built and can be used from this point on.
- NOTE – Each day you will be able to collect a bonus from these Buildings. When you are at the point where you have many buildings make it a habit to start the game and go down the line clicking on all your bonuses to get it out of the way and ensure you don’t miss any.
- Each Building once complete can be customized with a choice of 3 styles to choose from and a color menu to make your buildings look however you like. You can update this anytime.
- Inside each structure is a different crafting workshop for you to make 2 items for your Homestead.
- NOTE – There are only 8 buildings available in the game at this time but this could change at any time and this guide will be updated periodically when new buildings are added.
- NOTE – Items crafted inside buildings may change periodically.
- School House – At this time there is a Daily Bonus and you can Customize the School House but there is no Crafting Workshop at this time. There is a message that says, “School’s Out” and “Come back Soon”. This guide will be updated once any changes are made in the School House. Since the free gift area is offering School related items, it is anticipated that the School will be upgraded soon.
Purchasing items from the Market
- To purchase items from the Market click on the Market Tab at the bottom right menu shown in image above.
- Market Menu will open up with tabs running across the top for the various categories.
- If items are unlocked you can purchase them if you have the funds and the green “Buy” button is highlighted.
- Some items can be sold back and some can only be removed.
- Farm Animals can be purchased in the Market and some are given to you are rewards or in Live Feed Bonuses.
- Farm Animals start out as babies and must be fed. After a while they will grow in size.
- A gold arrow over a Farm Animal indicates it needs to be fed.
- It is best not to purchase too many farm animals in the beginning as you will use 1 energy to feed 1 animal.
- Neighbors can feed your animals for you.
- Each Animal has a certain time before it will become Hungry again. If you place your cursor over an animal you can see a countdown clock until it is ready to be fed again.
- NOTE – Each Farm Animal has a collection and can produce items for the Collectibles so be sure to watch for them when feeding animals. Remember if you don’t click on an item and it fades away it is lost forever.
- Farm Animals are sold in the Market and Varmints are the pesky Snake, Groundhog, Bear and Fox. (See “Varmints”)
- Below is a breakdown of each animals stats. NOTE – “Harvest” means time until animal needs to be fed.
- Cost – 75 Coins
- Harvest – 30 Minutes
- XP – 1
- Coins – 12 Coins
- Cost – 195 Coins
- Harvest – 1 Hour
- XP – 1
- Coins –15 Coins
- Cost – 280 Coins
- Harvest – 2 Hours
- XP – 1
- Coins –25 Coins
- Cost – 365 Coins
- Harvest – 6 Hours
- XP – 1
- Coins –31 Coins
- Cost – 765 Coins
- Harvest – 10 Hours
- XP –1
- Coins –40 Coins
- Cost – 990 Coins
- Harvest – 18 Hours
- XP –1
- Coins –44 Coins
- Cost – 3 Horseshoes and 2,000 Coins
- Harvest – 1 Day and 12 Hours
- XP –5
- Energy – 3
- Cost – FREE (Email Required to Unlock)
- Harvest –
- XP –
- Energy – Energy increases as you tend to Horse.
- Cost – 300 Coins
- Harvest – 3 Hours
- XP –2
- Coins- 28 Coins
- Crops can be purchased in the Market and it does not expend any energy to plant the crops. (No plowing needed beforehand as in Farmville)
- Simply click on the area you wish to put the plot and it will begin to grow.
- Once a crop is ready for Harvest you have the same amount of time to harvest it as it took for it to mature.
- Once a crop has withered you can remove the plot (This will cost you energy) or you can leave it as Neighbors have the ability to revive crops for you. NOTE – If a Neighbor does revive a crop for you it will either again when its allotted harvest time passes.
- For Example – Clover takes 5 minutes before it is ripe for Harvest. Once it is you have 5 minutes to harvest it or it will wither. If you’re going to be away for awhile be sure you plant crops that take awhile such as Wheat or Cotton.
- The Chart below has a break down of all information about a particular crop in Frontierville.
- Additional Crops will most likely be added to the game. When this happens this guide will be updated with new information.
- NOTE – Crops that take under 1 hour to ripen only give XP and Coins when you harvest them. This is good for leveling up quickly but if you need food for energy you will need to grow crops that produce food when harvested.
XP per Hr.
Coins earned at Harvest Time
Coins earned per Hr.
Food Yield at Harvest Time
Food per Hr.
- Neighbors can revive each other’s crops if they wither.
- It is up to you if you want to leave them on your land you neighbor may save you valuable coins and XP.
Visiting/Helping out your Neighbors
- Visiting your Neighbors is a critical part of Frontierville and will earn you the most money and energy you can earn at one time.
- At the bottom of the game screen you will see your neighbors listed in order of score. When you click on their images 3 options will appear. “Visit”, “Gift” or “Hire”
- When you place your cursor on the image you will see a menu spread out that says “Wishlist” You can gift tools from this menu or items you have extra of to your neighbors. (See Wishlist) If you have it to gift to your Neighbor the words “Send Gift” will be under the item. If you don’t have it the item will be there without any text.
- Click on “Go Help out Now!” and you will be taken to their Homestead.
- You will instantly receive a bonus of 50 coins, 5 energy and 5 XP for visiting your Neighbor.
- Next, you are allowed to help out around the homestead up to 5 times. You will see 5 icons stacked vertically on the left side of the screen as shown in image above. (Shovel and Pitchfork in an “X” formation) Each time you tend to something on the farm one of these icons will disappear. The hearts that come out with the XP and coins are called “Reputation Points” Be sure to click on these hearts when you see them. (See Reputation Points)
- You can work on a Neighbor’s Homestead just like your own pulling up grass, chopping down trees, watering crops or trees, harvesting crops or feeding animals.
- NOTE – A Gold arrow will point down over any Animal that needs feeding.
- When your Neighbor goes into their game the next time, they will see your Avatar waiting for them on their land. They will be asked if they want you to help and will need to click on “Accept” next they will actually see what chores you did for them and the XP, Coins, Energy or Collection items that you received when you did the chores will appear and they will get the same items you collected!
- After you visit a Neighbor you will be asked if you want to leave a tool bonus on the profile page of your Neighbor. This is a bonus just for your Neighbor and will give them a tool they will need to build buildings later in the game.
Helping Out Your Neighbor
- NOTE – Periodically you will see a message flash across the game screen like the one in the image above where your Neighbor is asking for your help with their Homestead. If you choose to accept this challenge you will be taken to your Neighbor’s Homestead. (Even if you have already visited your neighbor in the last 24 hours.)
- There will be one of the icons for helping neighbors on the left of the screen. Choose 1 task anywhere on the farm and you will get credit for this and so will your Neighbor. After you are finished you will have a chance at posting yet another bonus on the profile wall of your Neighbor.
- Each time you visit a neighbor you will notice red hearts along with the other bonus items. Be sure to click on these hearts because they are very important.
- As you help more Neighbors your Reputation score will go up and this will allow you to have more Visiting Bonuses.
- Also, the higher ones reputation is the more work they will do when hired which makes them more valuable.
- If you help many Neighbors each day and get your Reputation level high, more Friends will hire you which means more money for you. (See “Hiring Neighbors” for more information.)
- Each time you level up you have the option to post on the live feeds offering your Neighbors an additional bonus.
- NOTE – The hearts you see in the Neighbor menu is where your Neighbor’s reputation point score is located.
Hiring Neighbors to Work for you
- Your Neighbors can be hired to work for you for 50 Coins.
- You can Hire a Neighbor by clicking on the Neighbor menu and then on the “Hire” Button.
- Sometimes the game will prompt you to Hire certain Neighbors.
- You can only hire a Neighbor 3 times in one 24 hour period. (This may change)
- When you Hire a Neighbor you will earn 8 XP and the Neighbor will do a few extra chores around your Homestead.
- The Higher their reputation level the more they will do.
- The hiring only lasts for one session. Once they have helped you will have to hire them and pay the fees again.
How to Invite Neighbors
- Neighbors are critical to a successful game.
- Try to have at least 20 Neighbors if possible but the more you have the more energy you will have and you will level up faster.
- Click on “Invite Neighbors” at the top of the screen or at the bottom of the screen in the neighbors Menu where it says “Add Neighbor”
- You will be taken to a screen where you can choose your Facebook friends and an invitation will be sent to them.
- Each person must accept your invitation before they appear on your Neighbor menu in the game.
Strategies to increase your Neighbors in Frontierville
- If you do not have very many Facebook friends but would like to increase the number of friends on Frontierville there are a few strategies.
- If you visit one of the Frontierville Fan pages at Facebook you will see hundreds of people each day asking for people to add them to their friend list to be Frontierville Neighbors.
- If you would like to try this follow this link – http://www.facebook.com/pages/FrontierVille-Add-me/134496496561326?ref=t…
- Once you are there you will see people posting things such as “Add Me” and then their Facebook profile link.
- Click on their profile link and then on “Friend Request” Be sure to include a personal message that says, “Frontierville neighbor” so they know your intentions. Most people won’t add you unless you send a personal note telling them why.
- NOTE – Don’t add too many people too fast or Facebook will flag your account and ask you to put in security words before submitting friend requests.
- You can also try the Zynga Forums and look for “Add me” Threads. You can find the forum here – http://forums.zynga.com/forumdisplay.php?f=307
Visiting Live Feed Links for Bonuses
- Keeping an eye on the Live Feeds at Facebook is a great way to increase your Funds and to level up Faster. Each time a major accomplishment is met in the game a player is offered the option to share in the wealth by posting a bonus on the live feeds.
- TIP – When you see a Frontierville post on the live feeds be sure to look directly under it for “Show “?” Similar Posts” and click on that link which will cause all available Frontierville Live Feeds posts posted by your Neighbors to line up all at once. (This eliminates your having to hunt for them over several pages. (This works for any game on Facebook.) Now all you have to do is go down the line and collect all the bonus money, animals, supplies and XP!
- There are daily limits set on how many bonuses you can collect.
- As you accept a bonus it will say at the bottom how many you have left and how much longer you can collect those bonuses you have left.
- Bonus XP – (15 XP, 20 XP, or 50 XP Bonus Points) 30 times per 24 Hours. (NOTE – Love Points, Snake, Groundhog, Fox and Bear Award 50 XP each)
- Helping by Sending an item to a Neighbor – (10 Coins, 25 Coins, Bonus for sending out snacks or supplies) – Maximum 50 Times per 24 hours.
- Completed Collection Bonuses (Award 100 Coins) – Maximum 25 per 24 Hours.
- An example of what a live feed post looks like is in the last image above. Click on the areas circled to collect bonuses. You will be taken to a confirmation screen and then back to the game or the live feed.
Sending and Receiving Free Gifts
- Frontierville allows you to send 1 free gift to 30 people once every 24 hours.
- The items you send as free gifts are critical for your Neighbors to be able to complete any building they wish to build.
- There are a few different ways to send a gift in Frontierville.
- You can either send a gift which is an item you already have in your inventory that someone has requested, or You can send one of the Free Gifts from the Free Gift Menu.
- To find out what your Neighbors wants place the cursor over their image in the Neighbor menu along the bottom. If they have a wishlist it will be shown here. If not then default free items will show.
- Click on the item you wish to send and you will be taken to another screen where you can verify all information and send the gift.
- Your Neighbor will have to accept the gift into his or her inventory.
- There is no charge or penalty for sending gifts.
Receiving Free Gifts
- When you are in Facebook click on the “Home” link at the top right.
- Now you will be at the live Feed page where you look for bonuses. At the far right look to see if you have any Frontierville gifts in the list. If you do click on it and you will be taken to the gift claiming pages.
- There will be an entire section devoted to Frontierville if you have several people sending you gifts.
- Click on the “Accept” button at the bottom of the notification.
- You will be taken to a screen where you can verify it was sent and in some cases send a thank you gift right away.
- When you go back into the game you will find your gift in the gift section of inventory.
Useful Frontierville Links
- Facebook – http://www.facebook.com
- Frontierville Forums – http://forums.zynga.com/forumdisplay.php?f=307
- Frontierville (Game URL) – http://apps.facebook.com/frontierville/
- Frontierville Add Me Page at Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/FrontierVille-Add-me/134496496561326?ref=ts&v=wall
- Frontierville Fan Pages at Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/search/?init=quick&q=frontierville&ref=ts#!/frontierville?ref=search
Live Your Adventure
With a little help from Frontier Jack, a storyline exists within the game to guide you on what to do next. But, this is your adventure! Here is a rundown of tools that you will be using throughout the game. Use the screenshot below as reference.
All status and progress bars are found on top. From left to right, you have the following:
- Coins – indicates how many coins you have and used to purchase items from the market
- Wood – shows how much wood you’ve collected from chopping trees
- Food – number of food points for you to purchase meals to increase your energy
- Energy – how much energy points left for you to do activities and 1 point is refilled every 3 minutes
- Experience Level – what level you are at and points you need to reach the next one
Below that, the icons at the left show the number of horseshoes you have, which is used to purchase special items; quest icons, which you need to fulfill to help you move forward within the storyline; and the gift box to send (or receive) gifts.
The right side consists of the main icons: My Tools, Cancel, Market and My Stuff. Special actions such as move, rotate, delete and tend are found under the My Tools icon. These are used when you need to organize items and need to tend to your town. Canceling a current action can be done through the Cancel icon. Opening the Market will allow you to purchase crops, decorations, buildings, trees, animals and meals.
The My Stuff icon will show the gifts that you receive from friends, inventory items used for building and living your family life, your family album where you can find all your avatars to customize, and chest of collections that lists items you found and exchange rewards for.
Just above your neighbor list, you will find your Homestead’s name, which includes a small sun icon beside it that acts as the “tip of the day”.
Customize Your Avatar
When you start the game, it will give you a chance to customize your look. Choose your gender, clothes, hair and skin color, facial features and if you’re a girl, then put some blush on. You can also click on the Random button to scroll through “ready to wear” avatars.
You can, however, do this a later time. At any point, you can click on the My Stuff icon and open the Family Album to change your look.
Tame the Wilderness
In order to start building a small civilization, you need space to plant crops, have livestock, grow trees and add decorations. To do this, you need to “tame the wilderness” and make it more livable.
Start clearing some grass, rocks, wild flowers and skulls. Chop down some trees. Each activity will give you experience points and some coins. At times, a collection item will appear which you can add to your stash and food points.
Here’s a tip when chopping trees: As time goes by, these trees will grow and reach its maximum size. To get more wood, focus on cutting down fully grown trees. Leave the young ones until they are ready. As of this writing, a full grown oak tree will take 12 chops and 8 for a pine tree.
Defend your Land
Living in the wilderness has its downside. Snakes, groundhogs and bears appear to scare livestock and ruin crops. You need to defend your land by clobbering them. It takes several punches for them to leave but reward you more for your effort.
Take note that when they appear, items near them will turn red. In this case, some of the grass and rocks are now in the “danger zone”. If you try to clear these items while the snake is still there, you will lose an extra energy point.
Get rid of them first then do your activities as normal.
Farm and Ranch Management
Living in the wild will mean fending for yourself and there is a need to grow your own crops and grow livestock. You can have both a farm and a ranch in the game.
To start planting crops, there is no need to dig plots. Going to the market and choosing your crop will automatically plant them (plot included). Make sure you have space dedicated to your farm. Place fences around it. Mouse over growing crops to know the harvest time. When they’re ready, harvesting them will clear the land. Remember that it will wither if not harvested in time, however, you still get a few coins, so it’s still not a total waste.
Having animals will mean feeding them ever so often. Each animal has its “harvest time” which really means they need to be fed at that point.
Each time you feed your animals and harvest crops, you are rewarded with points or coins. Remember that you also lose one energy point for each task except when you plant.
Interestingly enough, most quests that appear in the gameare connected to the main storyline. The benefit of fulfilling them (other than being curious on how the story unfolds) is getting more rewards and leveling up faster.
Some quests need several steps to be completed. Say, getting married will mean preparing your farm, increase your wealth, and adding more decorations.
You will get a daily reward when you visit and also a tip or two, which will subtly affect your activities during gameplay. In this case, you get a free farmer hat and it’s a good day to cut down trees to get more energy points and collection items.
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