FarmVille Hawaiian Paradise: What’s up with Coconuts?!
Let’s talk more Coconuts.There’s a mix of emotions regarding the new currency. On one hand, starting from scratch and building up our farms with good old fashioned hard work provides a new challenge. There’s the “Beat Hawaii” challenge where you save up 1 million Coconuts for the Hawaiian Villa which is reminiscent of the olden days of FarmVille farming when farmers were finally able to purchase the regular Villa for your farm meant that you had arrived. (Read more about that by visiting this FarmVille Freak article here.) In opposition, starting with very little Coconuts (you are given some for starters) means that you will have to farm wisely, plant crops to earn Coconuts, and also harvest them on time because withered crops are not only ugly, but they also mean wasted money or Coconuts. Withered crops is pretty much like throwing your Coconuts away.
This seems fair enough, FarmVille has given us a clean slate and leveled the playing field in Hawaiian Paradise. It’s the details of Coconuts that need to be clarified. If you were hoping to get ahead and use some of those stored items such as extra animals and trees lying around your FarmVille Gift Box on your Hawaiian Paradise farm- think again. Not every item will harvest Coconuts in FarmVille Hawaiian Paradise. What? For example, after placing a few animals that were taking up space in our FarmVille Gift Box- a Beaded Pig, Mardi Gras Llama, Black Horse, Skeleton Calf, and Ugly Duckling in FarmVille Hawaiian Paradise, none of these animals harvested Coconuts. Instead, they produced Farm Coins despite not being able to use them in Hawaiian Paradise. Note, each of the animals listed above were placed “unsheltered”on a Hawaiian Paradise farm or in other words, they were not housed in a animal habitat. Turns out that sheltered or unsheltered doesn’t matter. Why? You can’t make a non-Coconut producing animal suddenly be able to produce Coconuts just by placing them in a Hawaiian animal habitat.
Only Coconut-producing items (animals/trees) will produce Coconuts.
Farm Coin-producing items (animals/trees) will produce Farm Coins in FarmVille Hawaiian Paradise.
So if you are thinking about purchasing a new tree or animal for your Hawaiian Paradise farm, be sure to check its market icon which will show you a numerical value for each harvest in both Farm Coins and Coconuts. And if doesn’t have a value for Coconuts? It’s safe to assume (at least for now) that this item will not produce Coconuts in Hawaiian Paradise. The trickery! Coconut confused much? There’s more.
Perhaps you were hoping to get Coconut rich by using trees on your other farms. Nope, Zynga has fixed that too, and you will no longer be able to harvest items for Coconuts on your other farms. Turns out that being able to harvest Coconuts on other farms besides Hawaii was unintentional and never part of the plan. Read more details below from FarmVille Community Manager, Lexilicious:
You may have noticed that you are no longer receiving Coconuts when harvesting certain items/animals outside of your Hawaiian Paradise Farm.
It was never intended for coconuts to be obtained outside of Hawaii. In order to rectify this mistake and ensure that everyone is participating on a level playing field, we have removed the ability to receive Coconuts outside of Hawaiian Paradise.
We sincerely apologize for any confusion or frustration this issue may have caused and we would like to thank you for your continued support and understanding while we work to improve the FarmVille experience for all of our players.” (Source: Official FarmVille Forum)
Early access to FarmVille Hawaiian Paradise began almost a week ago and free access is expected to start rolling out tomorrow, Monday March 5th 2012.
Do you have a question about the Coconut currency in FarmVille Hawaiian Paradise? Ask your question below, and we will be happy to help! What do you think about Coconuts, FarmVille Freaks, are you willing to save up your Coconuts? Take our Poll below.