If you loved playing the original Farmville from Zynga.. you are going to love Farmville: Tropic Escape.
This guide is designed to help you use your time and supplies well.
Planting is a must in this game. Every time you plant an item, it doubles. The more crops you grow the more items you can make. The items you grow are stocked in the Silo. Crops are ingredients for recipes at your shops. They are also used to feed animals and complete orders. You can buy more if you run out, either using gems (not recommended) or through other players on your boat. (Club members are more than willing to sell some to you… Just ask).
Always have something growing on your farm. Even if you do not need it, someone else may. This will fill up your Silo rather quickly, but you’ll be using all of it very quickly too.
Shops and Recipes
To fill orders you are going to need shops. Buy your shops as soon as you can. Shops take time to set up. As you get higher leveled, the longer the shop takes to set up.
You will need shops to complete recipes to fulfill your order board. Recipes take time. Start with the easy ones first (under half-hour) when you are on. Do the longer ones ( over a half-hour) when you are not going to be on. This way you use your time effectively.
Stock up on recipes (5 of each, then 10 of each and so on until your boat house fills up). Some recipes require other recipes.
For Example – you need rice to make any of the rice rolls. You will need more rice than any other item in the game. Rice only takes thirty seconds to make, but if you don’t have enough on hand you can run out when your Sushi building is busy making other items that take longer.
Pineapple Smoothies, Ceviches, Fried Rice, and Truffle Fries are needed for your Guides at the Reef, Springs, and Cave. You should double stock these items. You do not want to run out.
Early on in the game, you will get guides to help you. These guides are earned as you level, requested through a club, or an event. Guides are used to find special items for you at different areas on the map. The first area you will get is the Reef. The reef needs two Pineapple Smoothies to send out your guides for 15 minutes. You can send up to three guides. I suggest sending the max to get the best rewards.
You need to send guides to the Reef for crabs. crabs are used in recipes and completing orders. You may also receive a shell (used for recipes and orders) and/or a treasure box. Treasure boxes contain items to help you clear your land or upgrade your silo and boathouse.
As you level other areas will open:
- Reef at Level 4 with Guides -Domingo and Chloe
- Hot Springs at Level 12 with Guide Maya
- Cave at Level 18 With Guide Luis
- Ship at Level 24 with Guide Zack
- Sky Cliffs at Level 30 with Lola
Is your silo and boathouse full of items? Now what? Time to fill your orderboard!!! Orders come in from your guest on this lovely board. Each order is different and each order offers experience points and coins. When you see a check mark on an order, then you have the items needed to complete that order.
Be careful and keep an eye out on the experience you get from each order. If an order asks for 20 coconuts for 100 experience, then do it. Coconuts are easy to get. But if an order asks for 4 candles for 100 experience.. you may want to delete that order. Candles take an hour to make. Its up to you, but as you level you will have more items to make and time is money as they say!
To delete an order just click the pink button. A new order will re-appear in 15 minutes to an hour depending on your level.
Some events will have double experience on orders. Then go hog wild filling orders. You will level quickly this way.
Gems are harder to get. Save them at first. As you level you will need to open more spots in your workshops and purchase a mermaid. The more spots you have open in your workshop the more you can make when you are off the game, or just in and out.
The mermaid is very helpful, but also very expensive. The best deal is the weekly deal. The mermaid will go and get you items or recipes you request every two hours. She will not get items used for upgrading your silo or boathouse and she will not get you tools or items needed for your land.
Gems can be earned through achievements, watching videos, doing quests, or in the sunken treasure chests. You can earn enough gems to buy a mermaid each week and open one extra slot at any of your workshops.
Sunshine and Hourglasses
Sunshine is used to help items grow faster or on animals to find items faster. You can earn sunshine through quests or find them in Sunken treasure chests. To max out your sunshine, send and receive sunshine with your Facebook friends. You can receive and send 50 sunshine each day.
Hourglasses are used to help speed up the process of items in your workplaces. Hourglasses can be earned through quests or found in sunken treasure.
Most important.. Have fun. This game is very addicting!