Sunday, March 6, 2011

FarmVille Pot of Gold Guide

The guide found below is part of the the official guides released by Zynga FarmVille.

Been collecting all those special Gold Pieces for St. Patrick’s Day? Well the wait is over and the Pot of Gold is now available! Just put your collected Gold Pieces into it and then redeem them for St. Patrick’s Day-themed unique prizes!
You’ll get your somewhat empty-looking Pot of Gold free the first time you play FarmVille after the update, and you will immediately be entered into Placement Mode. You can place the Pot of Gold on your farm now, or you can choose to place it in your Gift Box for use later (by switching to the Multi-Tool for instance).
Once the Pot of Gold is on the farm you can click on it, then select “Look Inside” to see this window:
The Pot of Gold works like many of our other item-gathering style events in FarmVille. You acquire Gold Pieces through various methods, then “Use” them to place them in your Pot of Gold. As you accumulate these items you can redeem them for exclusive items.
You can acquire Gold Pieces by:
* Harvesting your Leprechaun’s Cottage.
* Requesting Gold Pieces from your neighbors directly (by clicking on the “Ask for More” button).
* Receive a Gold Piece from a neighbor who uses the Free Gifts page (or click on “Send Gold”).
* Purchase 5 Gold Pieces at a time by clicking on the “Buy Gold” button (for 5 Farm Cash).
* Click on a Pot of Gold-related feed from a neighbor.
* Visiting a neighbor and harvesting their Leprechaun’s Cottage (if they have one).

Here are the five different types of Gold Pieces (note they all count as the same when you put them in the Pot of Gold):
As you put Gold Pieces in your Mailbox you’ll see the gold coin meter on the left fill up. The physical look 
of the pot also changes as you stuff it full of gold.
You can also click on the “Comparison” tab to compare how many Valentines you’ve accumulated with your neighbors.
To get one of the special exclusive prizes, simply click on the “Redeem” button next to the prize you want—if you have enough gold (the available amount of gold that is redeemable is at the top of the window) you’ll be asked to confirm the purchase. 
If you hit “Accept” the prize will be stored in your Gift Box and you can share an extra prize with your friends.
Note: unlike a few of our previous item-gathering events, there will not be a second page of exclusive prizes added. These six items are pretty much it for this event.

[Source: Zynga FarmVille]

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