Okay continued from the first part : Country Story Tips And Tricks Guide here’s the second part, the content for the second part are :
Weather Chart / Stamina and Green Points
The round icon at the top left of the screen shows us the current weather conditions. This affects how dry our crops are, if it’s sunny the crops will need more watering and less if its cloudier etc.
The 8 yellow icons around the outside represent the time, one of these will light up roughly every seven seconds, so it takes an hour in all to go round.
Each time one lights up, our stamina bar is relenished by 5 points
The blue bar at the top is our stamina bar, this tells us our maximum stamina, and how much we have left to use. Stamina is depleted when we do actions around the farm, more or less everything uses stamina. From plowing and planting seeds, to harvesting and stealing.
It’s your job to maximize your use of stamina, in order to obtain maximum green points.
– Ploughing uses 7 stamina (until we get the throphy that decreases stamina usage).
– Planting seeds uses 2 stamina.
– Stealing uses 2 stamina per crop.
– Watering crops uses 1 stamina.
– Harvesting crops uses different amounts of stamina, depending on the crop.
Stamina is either replenished by eating food (different foods replenish different amounts) or simply by waiting, it’ll take approx 6 hours for your stamina to fully replenish itself from zero.
Green Points Bar
How to get Green Points ? Green points are obtained by doing activities around the farm and by completing certain request. They are required in order to reach higher levels.
As we level up by gaining more green points, we unlock the ability to buy more expensive crops and unlock more quests to complete.
Green Points given
– Ploughing land gives 8 green points
– Planting seeds gives 2 green points
– Stealing gives 1 green point
– Watering crops gives 1 green point
– Harvesting crops gives different amounts of green points, depending on what level you are at and which crop it’s you are harvesting.
You can use your stamina carefully in order to maximize the amount of green points you receive.
Gold coins are the main currency in Country Story, these are used to buy all items, from seeds and food to livestock and decorations.
Everything we do requires the earning and spending of the coins. They are obtained in numerous ways.
Growing and selling crops, selling produce from other people to sell, random coins are given for watering crops, selling materials that are found on farms such as sticks and stones, are all methods in which to gain coins.
The most successful farmers will have the best money in making ideas 😀
Thingking carefully about what you plant, and your use of stamina are key to making coins in Country Story.
Stealing crops from friends is an important aspect of Country Story, it can benefit us in several ways, from helping us to complete quest to earning a few extra coins and Green Points.
When we visit our friends farms, we can use the ‘black glove’ icon to steal crops that are ready to be harvested.
We can only steal a certain amount of times per day from each friend, the number next to this shows how many we have left to steal (achieving different trophy levels for ‘crops and robbers’ affects this amount_
Each time we steal once successfully – we steal 2 crops from each farmer.
Each plot of crops can only be stolen from a maximum of 8 times, after this the farmer gets to keep whatever is left (so farmers are guaranteed the ‘expected crops number’ minus 16)/
1 Green Point is gained from stealing crops, but it takes 2 notches from our stamina bars.
Once we have stolen from somebody the maximum number of times for that day, we have to wait for the game reset at 12am GMT to be able to steal again.
Having a dog can cut down on the number of times you are stolen from.
Tip : Having a friend assigned to look after your crops prevents stealing, but you will miss out on your green points as you didn’t harvest them yourself.
Stealing can benefit us if we need a few extra coins to be able to afford something, if we need a few extra crops to complete quest or to gain a couple of extra green points to level up.
However, if we are stopped by somebody’s farm dogs (which is completely random), we will lose 50 coins – so use this feature wisely !
How to get a Dog ?
After reaching a certain level, a quest (level 8) becomes available to us that allows us to obtain a dog for our farms.
The dog is unlike other animals, we don’t make money from it, but it does have a purpose apart from looking cute.
It’s there to stop the thieves !
The quest for the dog requires you to use friendship points, so read the section about that for some tips in completing this quest, as at first it may look daunting.
Country Story quest how to get the dog
Things you need : 15 friends with 100% Friendships
How to get 100% friendships ?
Simply send item which is over $1,000 coins to your friends for a +10 friendship points.
Friend points increase when you give a present that is more than 100 coins to a friend. Take note that anything less than 100 will not be noticeable. In addition, the maximum number of friend points can only increase by 10 per day per friend. There will be no further increase even if you give more presents.
For every gift that’s worth 100 coins, you get 1 friend point. The points can be used to ensure your crops are looked after by that particular friend, and this stops other friends from stealing from you !
Once you get all 15 friends with 100% friendships points you will get the dog as a reward.
Country Story Friendship Points Tips
– You can only get 10 FP for each friend each day, so don’t send more than you need to. (The day restarts the same time Pet Society does, 0:00 GMT)
– Only send gifts to people you trust will send them back. (Unless you’re loaded and don’t mind losing items)
– Remember to put a note with your gift. There has been a glitch in the past that lets the system “lose” a gift without a note. I usually put something like “Working on Friendship points, please send these back to me ” Not only does it ensure that the gift will get to its recipient, but it reminds the friend that you want the gift back, it’s not for them to keep.
-Send what you have the most of first. If you just harvested 25 crops worth of green peppers, send those first. If you don’t have many sticks or stones, don’t worry about sending them, just use the crops you have the most of.
– Because flowers, trees, fences, and garden “accessories” are so expensive, i recommend not sending them. Just send crops and sticks and stones. You can see what items that equal to 10 Friendship points in Country Story Friend Points.
Our Farm Dog
When you steal from somebody that has a dog, every now and again you’ll see the image below.
This means that the dog has bitten you and you fail to steal. You don’t get any crops for this ‘steal’ and the number on the black hand will still reduce by 1.
The good thing about the dog is that it may reduce the amount of crops you lose from people ‘pinching’.
Everytime somebody steals from you, or you steal from somebody else, and get caught by the dog -50 coins is lost.
I haven’t noticed a loss of anything else if you choose to steal when you are broke however.
Materials : Stick and Stones
Sticks and stones can be used for different things
Some quest will ask you to collect so many of each (particularly quests that gice you livestock).
You can collect them and sell them for coins – each one selling for 2 gold coins.
They are required in order to purchase livestock.
They are used in the construction shop.
Sticks and stones appear on your friends farms once everyday, and there will be a combination of 5 times on each friends farms until you collect them.
Stick and stones appear at midnight GMT and you will have 24 hours in which to collect them.
The Make a Wish Pool
The first time you visit a friend in Country Story, you will get this screen… It’s the Mysterious Wishing Pool.
The fairy will grant you three wishes that will help you out a lot in Country Story. You receive three items from her.
– level 1 fertilizer
– random food item (below 2000 coins)
– random seed for planting
At the market, it’s possible to buy fertilizers which will help to reduce the growing times of your crops. The times it’s reduced by is varied with each level of fertilizer. They are used by clicking on your backpack icon, choosing the fertilizer tab, selecting the fertilizer you wish to use and then clicking the crops you want to fertilize.
Fertilizer is only available to buy with Playfish cash, but you can receive plenty for free by having lots of friends and making use of the Make a Wish Pool.
How to get Livestock in Country Story ?
By completing quests in Country Story that are given at certain levels, we get some livestock as rewards.
These livestock consist of a yellow chicken, a common sheep and a white cow.
If you don’t want to wait for the quest, it’s possible to buy these animals earlier from the livestock store.
There are even some different varieties of chicken, sheep, and cow to choose from. Some can be bought with gold coins and some with Playfish Cash.
When Sheep have matured, they will produce bales of wool, which can also be sold for extra income to run our farms.
They need to be fed with Grass, like Chicken Wheat.. we can grow ourselces on the farm.
Caring For Livestock
Baby chicks need lots of love in order to be kept happy so that they grow up into chickens.
You can do this by clicking on the heart at the side of them.
Do this whenever you are tending to your farm, or as often as you can, that way you know they are happy.
You will also need to feed your chicken for it to grow. First you will need to grow (or steal) some chicken wheat of your own. Then by clicking on the image of the wheat you will automatically feed your chick 10 pieces of wheat. The bowl can hold 30 pieces.
Chicks need to be kept happy and well fed in order to grow at the correct speed, so it’s important that you are well prepared by having plenty of chicken wheat at hand when you purchase/acquire our chick.
These same care tecniques must also be followed when raising your own lambs and calfs.
The differences are that you need to click on a brush for these animals as brushing them keeps them happy.
Instead of chicken wheat they require ‘Grass’ for food, which is also grown on your farm.
Grass and chicken wheat do not make a profit when selling, but as soon as you unlock the seeds it’s the best to start growing them. As they are also best for green points when harvesting at those specific levels, the more you can grow the better, to keep you feeding for a few days 😀
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