FarmVille Buildable Floating Castle Arrives!
Yet another constructible floating FarmVille building, the Floating Castle, arrived in FarmVille this afternoon. The Floating Castle is a multi-level building with at least six construction stages. It can be harvested for Gems for use in the upcoming Gem Tower (not the same Gems used in Unicorn Island) as well as Special Delivery Boxes (SDB) and items used to uncover fortunes in Jade Falls. The Gem Tower (not yet released) is an upcoming FarmVille feature where you will be able to find exclusive Unicorns.
Placing your Floating Castle
You can place a Floating Castle on each of your FarmVille farms, but it’s architectural style fits in perfectly with Jade Falls farm. It will also give you items specific to Jade Falls farm when harvested. Once you complete a progress point, it will give you a free Sail part to share with your friends. Remember, if you have more than one Floating Castle your progress on one building does not carry over to the building placed on another farm. Each Floating Castle is independent of one another and will require its own separate parts.
The Floating Castle has its own icon on the right side of your in-game play area. Simply click on that to get started. If you don’t see this icon, you can always look in your FarmVille Market where you can scoop up the frame for free. Try keyword searching “Floating Castle”. As long as you are in the FarmVille Market, you will also see that there is a semi-completed version for sale at 36 Farm Cash and an entirely completed Floating Castle for sale at the cost of 363 Farm Cash. Ouch.
Once you have your Floating Castle simply find enough clear green space to place it on your farm and start filling it with parts.
Constructing Your Floating Castle
The Floating Castle is rundown and needs to be repaired. It will become functional (or harvestable) after completing the first construction phase.
It will require three different construction parts which include a Hovering Charm, Cloud Brick, and Enchanted Bamboo.
FarmVille Buildable Floating Castle Part Requirements Stage 1:
- FarmVille Hovering Charm x 6 (via Facebook News Feed)
- FarmVille Cloud Brick x 6 (via Facebook News Feed)
- FarmVille Enchanted Bamboo x 9 (requesting specific friend help & giftable)
The rest of the Floating Castle’s stages are listed below. All the stages require the same parts, just more of them with each completed stage.
- Stage 2: 8 Hovering Charm, 8 Cloud Brick, 12 Enchanted Bamboo
- Stage 3: 10 Hovering Charm, 10 Cloud Brick, 15 Enchanted Bamboo
- Stage 4: 12 Hovering Charm, 12 Cloud Brick, 18 Enchanted Bamboo
- Stage 5: 14 Hovering Charm, 14 Cloud Brick, 21 Enchanted Bamboo
- Stage 6: 16 Hovering Charm, 16 Cloud Brick, 24 Enchanted Bamboo
There are several ways to obtain construction materials. The Enchanted Bamboo is giftable and you can request specific friend help. However, the Hovering Charm and Cloud Brick can only be obtained via the Facebook News Feed by posting a share. Remember, when you click on a friend’s share you will also receive a part for yourself. Help a friend, help yourself!
You can also purchase parts using Farm Cash. The Enchanted Bamboo parts cost 1 Farm Cash each and the Hovering Charm and Cloud Brick cost 2 Farm Cash each.
Floating Castle Limited Time Availability
According to Zynga over at the official FarmVille Forum, the Floating Castle won’t be around forever. It will always be harvestable, but the parts will not be available forever. ”The Floating Castle is only around for a limited time—so start building! You will always be able to harvest your Floating Castle for Gems and Treasure parts, ask friends for parts, and complete your Castle, but you won’t be able to place the Floating Castle, find the parts you need to build it on the Free Gifts page, or purchase the completed or semi-completed versions in the Market after it closes.” (Source: FarmVille Forum)
Are you tired of FarmVille construction projects and Floating buildings or are you happy to have another free building with purpose? Do you find this building useful for your farm?