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Old May 25 2019, 08:21 AM
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Default What is the Marketplace for?




The Marketplace is where you go to meet other farmers. You can look for work there, hire farmers to work your farms, buy, sell, trade, meet other farmers and those that like to play minigames..

To get to the Marketplace you just click on the Map icon and click on the marketplace you want to go to. There are 2 Marketplaces, one is the Job Marketplace (Work and Hire), the other Trade Marketplace (Sell and Trade).

To move around the Marketplace you just click your mouse where you want to go and your avatar will go there.

You can also sell your harvests/products at the Job Marketplace. There is a Trade Marketplace which is better for selling, you are less likely to be hired there when you are busy trying to sell. For detailed information on how to sell your harvests/products or gifts see Chapter 14 - Selling from storage or gift box.

For details on how to buy/sell basic products to another farmer see Buying and selling between farmers.

There is no limit on how much you can sell to another farmer, but there is a limit on how much you can buy from another farmer. For details see What is my Buying limit?

For details on how to hire someone to work your farms see Chapter 10 - Hiring.




Q. What are the coloured backgrounds on avatar names at market?

A. These indicate what the farmer is intending to do at market, which can be helpful when you want to know who is looking for work or who is there to hire for example.


To do this you must be at one of the marketplaces.

At the Job Marketplace you have the following buttons showing to the right of the market place.

Select this if you are at market to sell products. The button and your name background will turn brown. To deselect it click the button again.

Select this if you want to Hire someone to work your farms. The button and your name background will change to pink. If you ONLY have this option selected you will not be sent hire requests. To deselect it click the button again.

Select this if you are at market to work for other farmers. The button and your name background will turn red. To deselect it click the button again.

Select this if you are at market to meet other farmers. The button and your name background will turn light blue. To deselect it click the button again.

This allows you to temporarily change your nameplate. You can leave it as it is or delete what is in there to add a short message e.g what kind of job you are looking for or what product you want to buy. Just click in the box to delete what is there or add your message. Click the green check mark to save or the red X to cancel.
Note: When you start hiring someone, the H button is set to PINK automatically. After you have finished hiring, it resets back to the color it had before you started the hiring.



At the Trade Marketplace you have the following buttons showing to the right of the marketplace

Select this if you are at market to sell products. The button and your name background will turn brown. To deselect it click the button again.

Select this if you want to buy products from other farmers. The button and your name background will change to light green. To deselect it click the button again.

Select this if you are at market to sell products to other farmers. The button and your name background will turn dark green. To deselect it click the button again.

This button will turn Beige when you are at the Trade Marketplace AND have trade offers in your Trading Warehouse that are not sold or expired. It will also show a number in red to show how many there are. Clicking the button will open your Warehouse to the Trade section and allow you to add or modify your offers. When you have offers available to buy your name background will automatically turn beige in colour.

Select this if you are at market to meet other farmers. The button and your name background will turn light blue. To deselect it click the button again.

This allows you to temporarily change your nameplate. You can leave it as it is or delete what is in there to add a short message e.g what kind of job you are looking for or what product you want to buy. Just click in the box to delete what is there or add your message. Click the green check mark to save or the red X to cancel.
Note: when you sell to a farmer, the SF button is set to DARK GREEN automatically. After you close the selling screen, it resets back to the color it had before you started selling



You can indicate more than one intention at the same time, for example, you may want to hire others but you may also want to be available for others to hire you, so if you enable the H (Hire, pink color) and W (Work, red color) buttons, your avatar name will be colored in pink and red at the same time.

The only case where hire requests sent to you will get blocked is when the H button is selected and the W button is clear. If both, the H and W buttons are selected, you will be able to receive Hire requests as usual.

Also, when you are selling products to the Mayor/Tom, we will enable the S button automatically so others know that you are currently selling products.


The status is only saved for that session, you may change it as often as you wish but you must be at one of the marketplaces to do it.

When you reload the game your status will change back to white with your Avatar name.

If you send a hire request to a farmer, their background colour will change to orange. If they do not respond it will then turn to yellow. This will help you know who you have already sent a request to so you don't send to the same person again.



There are several options when you click on your avatar when you are not on your own farm. You will see this:



Hover over each option and it will turn orange. Clicking the options does the following:
  • Go To Your Farm will take you back to your default farm.
  • Change Appearance will open the Avatar editor where you can change how your avatar will look.
  • Change Status Message will open a message directing you to the buttons to the right of the marketplace where you can change your status. You must be at one of the Marketplaces to change your avatar status.
  • Show Trading Warehouse you will have access to when you reach Level 20. It will open your Trading Warehouse where you can make sales for selling Super Facility products. Both of those features are explained in later chapters of the Game Guide.

You can also use the house icon to go back to your own farm.

Click on the house icon bottom right of your game screen.

When you have more than one farm and you click on the house icon you will have more options. Each numbered box under SHOW NAMES represents one of your farms, clicking on one of those boxes will take you to that farm. This example shows 40 farms with Farm 11 highlighted in yellow.


SHOW NAMES when clicked on will open a large window titled "Go to Farm". Clicking on the name of a farm will take you to that farm.
DEFAULT when clicked on will take you back to your default farm.
LAST when clicked on will take you back to the last one of your farms you were on. This is also indicted by the yellow in the one of the boxes representing each of your farms.





Last edited by Tiger; May 15 2020 at 12:01 PM.