Farm is unlocked when the player reaches level 7.
Farm was introduced during the Harvest and Halloween Update's first Timed Challenge Event "Harvest Festival(September 2016). For the duration of this Update, Farm could be opened from level 7 onward to allow all players to take part in the update's timed challenges.
Harvest Basket special items were needed in addition to energy points to play Farm. While the Harvest Festival Timed Challenges were still active, Harvest Baskets were given as rewards for every successful investigation for every picture, and as rewards for banishing Anomalies, but not for playing puzzles. After the timed challenges ended (either a player completes all of the challenges, or the timer expires, whichever happened first), Harvest Baskets were restricted so that they are only won by playing Japanese House and Bungalow.
With the Introduction of the Magic Tour and Christmas Update (November 2016), Harvest Baskets were completely removed from the game. They were no longer required to play Farm, which became a regular Picture that just requires energy points to play. Any leftover Harvest Baskets in a player's Inventory were automatically converted, in equal parts, to the regular special items in the game (Fireflies, Ladybugs, Carrots, Cupid Arrows, and Tokens) and the collections that used to reward Harvest Baskets as rewards for combining them during the Harvest and Halloween Update had their rewards changed to regular game items.
From the Diary:
"Summer slipped away unnoticed. Nature is changing before our eyes, with green leaves fading into autumn gold. Christy spent the last warm days looking after her flowers. What was a surprise when she found a buried photograph. She accidentally hit the picture with a trowel, but it was possible to restore it. As if anticipating our thoughts, the photograph contained an image of a mysterious farm. Alfred said it was Richard's abandoned summer manor. The Farm, as it's called, lures me with its delicious autumn harvest. I wonder what I can find there."
As of November 2016, Farm is one of the 22 pictures in the game that does not reward any combining elements, but does reward collection items that require a large number of combining elements to combine.
- Bota bag (wine bag)
- Gas canister (jerry can)
- Milk can
Morphs and Pieces modes have their own items that need to be found, separate from those listed above.
Resource Demands and Rewards for PlayingEdit
Farm is a Collection Item only Picture. This means its list of potential rewards for each play only contains regular Collection Items, mode dependent Collection Items (depending on what mode the Picture is currently in), and Quest Items (if a Quest is currently active for the Picture). The list of potential rewards for Farm is made up of 7 Collections added by the Harvest and Halloween Update:
- Wandering lights
- Deal with the Ghost
- Ghostly device
- Pirate's booty
- Missing family
- An apple of discord
- The First Explorer's trial
When Farm is first opened, and so is on Novice level, only the first 4 items from the Wandering lights collection will be on the list of potential rewards. As the level of the Picture is increased, more and more items will be unlocked as potential rewards.
The amount of energy required to play Farm will increase as the level of the Picture is increased. The experience points and coins rewards for each win of the Picture will also increase to match the increase in resource demands, as will the pool of potential collection item rewards:
|Level||Resource Demands||Minimum Resource Rewards||Potential Game Item Rewards Pool|
|Energy Points||Special Items||Experience Points||Coins||Combining Elements||Collection Items|
|Novice||17||5 Harvest Baskets||70||90||N/A||White light; Blue light; Red light; Yellow light|
|Trainee||20||10 Harvest Baskets||80||100||N/A|
+Green light; Intro to a contract; The Explorer's obligations; The Ghost's obligations
|Detective||23||15 Harvest Baskets||90||110||N/A|
+Seal of the Ghost; The Ghost's signature; The Ghost's blueprint; Glass cylinder
|Pro||26||20 Harvest Baskets||100||120||N/A|
+Airtight pipe; Gas discharge indicator; Tesla coil; Golden elephant
|High Explorer||29||25 Harvest Baskets||110||130||N/A|
+Brass vase; Lasurite ring; Antique oil lamp; Persian rug
|Academician||32||30 Harvest Baskets||120||140||N/A|
+Man's ring; Woman's ring; Vintage spoon; Lost button; Rocking horse
|Magister||35||35 Harvest Baskets||130||150||N/A|
+Erida; Hera; Athena; Aphrodite; Prince Paris
|Professor||38||40 Harvest Baskets||140||160||N/A|
+King’s order; Witchcraft act; Case files; The jury's verdict; Act of pardon
|Grand Magister||41||45 Harvest Baskets||150||170||N/A||Same as Professor|
Note: Harvest Basket Special Items are required, in addition to energy points for each play of Farm for the duration of the Harvest and Halloween Update (September 2016 - Present). These may be removed as requirements to play the picture by the next update released for the game.