Before there was Clash Royale or Clash of Clans, there was Hay Day. Now, Supercell's first game is celebrating its fifth anniversary, and the developer is commemorating the event with this touching new video. Supercell picked one long-running Hay Day neighborhood, and sent them to a real-life farm for a meetup.
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Recently got into Supercell's other huge hit, Hay Day and could do with some advice on what to do? We've got you covered with some helpful trips and tricks to bear in mind!
One of the key things to keep in mind while building up that farm is the importance of the different currencies available. Everything to do with Hay Day depends on one of three things - experience, coins, and diamonds.
- Experience is gained by things such as selling goods and harvesting crops. Following the order board is the fastest way to level up, but it's not always wise to level too fast (more on that later).
- Coins are used for purchasing buildings, animals, and items from shops. You can earn coins from completing truck orders, selling stuff, and profiteering from visiting customers.
- Diamonds are the premium currency here but they can be gained via a few different ways. You earn diamonds every time you level up, if you sync the game with your Facebook account, and also when completing one of the many achievements on offer. As a final tip, look for purple tickets that appear near your newspaper and watch a clip to gain more diamonds. Also, try not to use them too often as you're better off saving them for more expensive things.
The Importance of Crops
- Every crop you plant will double its yield upon harvest. That's an important fact to remember. Don't use up all the seeds in your silo, no matter how tempting it might be, in order to complete an objective. Instead, plant those seeds but make sure there's enough spare for later on. Otherwise you'll have to use diamonds to buy more, which is such a waste.
- Always have a good, steady supply of the basics such as wheat, corn, soybeans, and other simple feed for your animals. It'll keep your livestock happy and keep the symmetry of the Hay Day life stable.
- It's an important lesson that we all need to remember with these kind of games - TIME WHAT YOU PLANT. Yes, it's that important that it needed capital letters. Plant slow growing stuff overnight or when you're away from the game for a while. It'll keep you sane while still feeling like you're progressing without wasting those all-important diamonds.
- Remember: wheat, corn, and carrots take mere minutes to grow, while pumpkins and indigo can take hours. Plan accordingly.
- Use the roadside stand to sell spare goods. It's a quick way to make a few bucks. Check the newspaper to see what your friends are selling at the moment and work around that.
- Remember that most crafted goods will sell relatively quickly because other players want them to fill their orders. Go for the maximum price then pull it back by about 10% so that you sell quickly but for a good price.
- The board fills up with order requests but don't be afraid to skip some. It'll take a few minutes for a new order to show up, but it's worth it. Some orders pay a pittance or simply take too long to complete. Focus on what's easiest to achieve for maximum profit.
Money, Money, Money
- There's a pretty easy but dull way to make money fast: plant wheat everywhere. If you constantly harvest and sell off the surplus, you'll gain some valuable rare items along the way. It's dull though, so only do it if you're exceptionally determined.
- With that money, you can buy building materials that can then be used to upgrade your various storage places, as well as buy new land plots. It'll be worth it in the long run.
- Find those materials through newspaper ads but remember to decide quickly as things change fast. Don't like the ads? Quit the game completely (right down to double tapping the home screen and swiping up on the game to clear Hay Day from running in the background) and go back in. The ads will all be new!
Most importantly of all, balance your aims to make money alongside gaining experience. It'll ensure you don't end up too unbalanced but it's also a heck of a lot more fun that way! After all, developing that farm is a marathon, not a sprint.
Distimo released their numbers for the complete month of December - sharing the top 5 free apps, paid apps, and grossing apps for the month. With that also came the yearly analysis for the top 10 grossing apps for the year. Supercell's Clash of Clans came out on top as the number one global top grossing app on the App Store. This left Candy Crush Saga sitting in second and Supercell's other popular title, Hay Day, in third.
Pocket Gamer reports that GungHo Online (Puzzle and Dragons) and Supercell (Clash of Clans and Hay Day) are working together to promote each other's games with in-game features. Puzzle & Dragons will add Clash of Clans content, including a themed dungeon and exclusive monsters, while Clash of Clans and Hay Day will feature cross-promotions for Puzzle & Dragons.
“It is an honor to announce the collaboration of Puzzle & Dragons and the Supercell games, Hay Day and Clash of Clans,” said Kazuki Morishita, President/CEO and Executive Producer of GungHo Online Entertainment. “Supercell and GungHo share the same approach to game development so it seemed only natural to collaborate together. We will continuously support each other and our shared vision of delivering fun and exciting gameplay to everyone.”
This promotion will last for two weeks, beginning on June 24th.