Friday, November 19, 2010

FarmVille Thanks Giving Basket Guide

It’s the season to give thanks in FarmVille and what better way of doing that than distributing some tasty Dishes to your neighbors and collecting enough to redeem some exclusive prizes along the way? Place your Thanksgiving Basket today and start the feast right away!

You’ll get your Thanksgiving Basket for free the first time you play FarmVille after the update, and you will immediately be entered into Placement Mode. You can place the Thanksgiving Basket on your farm now, or you can choose to place it in your Gift Box for use later. You’ll need to be level 5 or higher in order to place and use the Thanksgiving Basket.

Dishing Out the Goods

Once the Thanksgiving Basket is on the farm you can click on it, then select “Look Inside” and you’ll see this window:

The Thanksgiving Basket works like many of the other “basket”-type events in FarmVille. You can gather various Dishes and put them into the basket and then redeem these Dishes for one of six exclusive prizes like the “Thank Ewe” and “Harvest Fountain”.

You can acquire Dishes by:
  • Requesting a Dish from your neighbors directly (by clicking on the “Ask for Dishes” button).
  • Receive a Dish from a neighbor who uses the Free Gifts page.
  • Purchase 5 Dishes at a time by clicking on the “Buy Dishes” button (for 5 Farm Cash).
  • Opening a Special Delivery Box.
  • Harvesting your Turkey Roost.

As you gather the Dishes in your Gift Box, just click on the “Use” button and they’ll go into your Thanksgiving Basket. The corn meter will fill up on the left side of the basket window as you add in more Dishes. You can click on the “Comparison” button to compare how many Dishes you’ve accumulated with your neighbors.

The five Dishes that are available (and can be gifted) are:

Each counts as a Dish and it doesn’t matter which you Redeem for prizes. To get a prize, simply click on the “Redeem” button next to the prize you want—if you have enough Dishes (the available number of Dishes is at the top of the window) you’ll be asked to confirm the purchase, and if you hit “Accept” the prize will be stored in your Gift Box:

The look of the Thanksgiving Basket on the farm and your event “title” also changes depending on how many Dishes you’ve accumulated:

If you sell the Thanksgiving Basket, you can purchase a new one for 5,000 coins in the Market. After December 1, 2010 you will no longer be able to gift additional Dishes, ask for additional Dishes, or purchase Dishes with Farm Cash from the Market. The Thanksgiving Basket will also be removed from the Market and Dishes will no longer be available with the Special Delivery Box.
Source: Official Zynga Forums

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