NEIGHBORHOOD CHAINS CONTEST 



MORE INFORMATION WILL BE ADDED AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE
(NOTE: The images below are an example from my farm, your neighbours will be different)
FROM SLASHKEY: Neighborhood Chains Contest:

This is a weekly contest where 10 Farmtown neighborhoods compete with each other by operating the longest and most productive facility chains. Here are the rules and concepts:

a) Your neighborhood is just the collection of all your neighbours, that will be your team

b) A Neighborhood Chain for facility X is a subset of all the facilities X that you own plus the ones that your neighbours own

c) Every Thursday at 12AM EST, 4 facilities will be selected and 4 Neighborhood Chains will be automatically created for those facilities in your neighborhood

d) Groups of 10 neighborhoods each will be pre-selected *according to their strength* and will start competing

e) The winning neighborhood will be the one that earn the most XP points by producing or stocking goods on those 4 Neighborhood Chains

f) You can open the Neighborhood Chains Contest window using the blue mystery cube in your tool box or the one in the top left.

i) In Farmtown you can have farmer X as your neighbour, but you may not be a neighbour of farmer X. Every time any of your neighbours works any of the facilities participating in the contest you also get the benefits of their works, meaning you increase your score as well, because they are part of your neighborhood. However, every time you work any of the facilities participating in the contest you will increase your score, but you will only increase the score of farmer X if you are also his neighbour. For the same reason, every time you increase your score you are also helping all the farmers that have you as a neighbour even if they are not your neighbours, this could be any amount, as there is currently no limit on the amount of neighborhoods that you can be part of, the only limit is in the amount of neighbours that you can have, which is about 110-120.

j) You have to be at level 150 or higher to participate in the contests

Notice that the fact that you may have less advanced neighbours in lower levels or with less facilities doesn't diminish your neighborhood chances to do well in the contest because we group the competing neighborhoods based on their strength. In other words, less advanced neighborhoods will be competing with other less advanced neighborhoods. More advanced neighborhoods will be competing with other more advanced neighborhoods.

These are the rules for the total amount of facilities you can have participating in a Neighborhood Chains Contest:

a) Of the 2 Coin facilities selected each week, you can have at least one of each participating in the contest, even if you don't have any FarmCash facilities participating in the contest.

b) Of the 2 FarmCash facilities selected each week, you can have as many as you own participating in the contest.

c) You can have as many Coins facilities participating in the contest as you have FarmCash facilities participating in the contest. For example, if you have 1 Boat Yard (FarmCash), 1 Dance Club (FarmCash), 1 Bakery (Coins) and 1 Pizza Restaurant (Coins), a total of 4 facilities participating in the contest, if you then buy another Boat Yard (FarmCash) facility, and you had a second Bakery (Coins) facility on another farm, that second Bakery will automatically start participating in the contest, for a total of 6 facilities participating in the contest. If we can't find any additional Coins facility to add, you can buy one yourself and put it in a farm and it will be automatically added to the contest.

d) For any facility to participate in the contest, it has to be located on a farm.

e) At any time before the contest finishes, if you buy more of the 4 selected facilities and put them in a farm they will be automatically added to your Neighborhood Chains according to the rules above.

UPDATED BY S/K 3RD JUNE 2016

a) When a contest ends and your Neighborhood ranked in the first 3 positions:-a.1) You will have a chance to thank your top 10 most performing neighbours. To do that you can go to the 'My Neighborhood Chains' tab and click the 'Thanks' button next to each neighbour. -a.2) You will have a chance to post your final rank to facebook

b) When one of your neighbours buy a FarmCash facility participating in the contest, or the corresponding extra Coin facility allowed, you will see a red counter next to that neighbour and you will also have a chance to thank the neighbour for that contribution to your Neighborhood Chain.

UPDATED BY S/K 4TH AUGUST 2016

Every Thanks received from a user will have a little something attached, a random ingredient that you can use in some of the facilities in the current contest. We will be adjusting the quantities in the next few days.

Also, currently there are 2 different 'Thanks' messages: 1) The 'Thanks' you receive for purchasing a new Farmcash Facility and 2) The 'Thanks' you receive for helping a neighbour rank in the top 3 at the end of the contest. In this later case (2), we will also adjust the quantity of your rewards based on the final rank of that neighbour and also how much more you helped that neighbour compared to others.

On the screen showing the list of Thanks received, each user row is highlighted with a different color based on your relationship with that user, blue->neighbour, green->buddy, white->friend and pink->stranger (none of the above).

If it is pink (stranger), you will see a 'Visit' button you can click and visit that users farm to see who it is. This means that this user has you as her neighbour but you don't have her as your neighbour. In any case, once you are at her farm, you may decide to remove yourself from her neighbour list.

August 12th, UPDATE -

- Adjusted the amount of product rewards received with every 'Thanks' message in the Neighborhood Chains Contest.

a) For the 'Thanks' you receive when buying a Farmcash facility, the amount of product rewards have been increased by at least 10 times. In addition to this, it will increase even more based on the amount of Farmcash facilities you have participating in the contest.

b) For the 'Thanks' you receive when a neighbour finishes in the top 3 in her Neighborhood Chains Contest, the amount of product rewards have been increased by at least 50 times. In addition to this, it will increase even more based on how many points you contributed to her Neighborhood Chains compared to others.

- The Pre-processing phase of the Start All operation in the Facility Manager have been further optimized, this will be especially noticeable for people with lot of facilities.

SEPT 03RD UPDATE - 

 

a) For the 'Thanks' you receive when buying a Farmcash facility, the amount of product rewards have been increased by at least 10 times. In addition to this, it will increase even more based on the amount of Farmcash facilities you have participating in the contest.

 

b) For the 'Thanks' you receive when a neighbour finishes in the top 3 in her Neighborhood Chains Contest, the amount of product rewards have been increased by at least 50 times. In addition to this, it will increase even more based on how many points you contributed to her Neighborhood Chains compared to others.


When you click on "work" you are given the option to start the Facility/Client required from your own farm, if you do not have it, you are also given the option to purchase it. You can also fill your Facilities/Clients by  using your "Facility Manager" but make sure you have enough ingredients to fill them first before doing this! And then proceed to post on your wall.



When you click on "Work" that Facility will open and you can also start production.

 

If you click on "Work" that Facility will open and you can start or add to the production.

 


AND.... A NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD CHAINS CONTEST STARTS AS EACH CONTEST LASTS FOR 6 DAYS.
I WILL KEEP YOU INFORMED AS MORE INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.