Hay Day involves a seemingly mundane premise for its game mechanics - the art of farming. But for some reason, this mobile game has caught on immensely with casual/hardcore gamers. It's fun to produce and sell your own mobile produced goods and trade plenty of more farm-owned items with your best friends.
So you want to become the best farmer (and master fisherman) the world of Hay Day has ever seen? Then pay attention because we're going to equip you with these 10 tips and cheats.
1. GET YOU SOME DIAMONDS
Coins may be one of the main in-game currencies you rely on to get you by, but Diamonds really are the most valuable form of money the game offers. Every time you level up or have a successful fishing trip, you'll come into contact with a few Diamonds for your troubles. Go ahead and sync your Facebook account with the game so you can nab some free Diamonds, too. Diamonds need to be bought with real world dough, but you save your money by mining for them at level 24.
SuperCheats.com went ahead and listed some of the many ways you can get your hands on those oh-so-valuable Diamonds:
- Every time you level up, you will receive 1 or 2 Diamonds. This will become the staple of your diamond supply, so is not to be sniffed at.
- You receive 1 Diamond from following Hay Day on Facebook.
- Log-in to Facebook using Hay Day to get 5 Diamonds
- You can get 2 free Diamonds for discovering a movie ticket and watching a 30 second trailer for another game.
- Diamonds are unearthed randomly when you search through mystery boxes.
- You can get Diamonds through mining once you reach Level 24.
- Complete an achievement to earn a Diamond.
- Finally, enter competitions from Supercell when contests are held on their Facebook page
2. You Might As Well Get You Some Extra Coins by Selling Some Goodies
So now you know how to pack your digital wallets with Diamonds. Now here's one method that's sure to increase your Coin intake - take a peek through other farmers' newspapers. When you spot some construction equipment like dynamite, purchase them in bulk. Since you'll be selling them soon, pay attention to this next step - sell each of the items you purchased in bulk between 180 and 220 coins a pop. Selling off these items should get you some extra coins in the long run. For the final item being sold, advertise it. Once folks take a trip to your in-game store, that ad will make all of the items you're selling public.
You gotta invest to get richer, right?
3. Stay in Tune with Your Animals and Crops
Once you finally start to comprehend the concept of your farm animals and crops, everything will start to mesh well as far as your game progress is concerned. Check out these essential tips from Modojo on how to maximize both items:
Try to stay on top of how crops and animals depend upon each other, so that you can optimize your farming strategy. You want to be able to keep animals fed, so that they can produce key goods, but you'll also need some of that feed to make more complex items for the market. It makes sense to expand your farm evenly between crops and animals so that the balance is always maintained, and you're never left short of something you need. So you've built an animal pen in Hay Day - now what? Animals won't magically appear in any pen you create, instead you'll have to tap on the till icon, then drag the appropriate animal into its housing area. Once it's settled into its new home, you'll have to feed it before it'll start creating its own produce.
4. Use Diamonds to Speed Up the Production of Various Items
Hay Day is a game that takes plenty of personal (and financial) investment from dedicated players. Some folks may grow tired of the game's slow progress while others may find that aspect of the game more fitting for they play style. For those of you who wish to speed things up a bit more, you're going have to sacrifice some Diamonds. Tap on any item or animal that you wanna get farther along, click on the lightning icon and use your Diamonds to speed up the process.
5. Search Out for Building Materials
Building materials are needed to upgrade your storage space in your barn and silo. You can access some new building items while you're out on the fields and taking care of your animals. Those Mystery Boxes that pop up every so often during gameplay are also good for finding building materials. You can also cop some Mystery Boxes with your Diamonds if you choose to.
There's a pretty easy way to pick up a few extra items for free. Check out this tip from GameRevolution:
Buy a lot of wheat until your silo is full. Plant half of them then turn your device up right and shake it while cutting down wheat. You will get free items.
7. Do Away With Mature Crops
When any of your crops fully mature, know this - you won't get any more substantial benefits from the patches of land they're planted on. Keep an eye on your crops so that you won't have patches packed with fully grown crops that aren't worth keeping around any more. Tap on the field with the mature crops, access your sickle and proceed to sweep those crops off the field immediately. Drop some new crops on that field to begin the process all over again and get some new essential bonuses.
8. What's Up With Those Tomatoes?
Some crops take a little bit longer to fully grow. One of those crops that seemingly take forever and a day to mature are tomatoes. QuickGamer posted this quick tip on the purpose of crops that take much longer to grow:
Tomatoes are slow to grow. but they are also very valuable. The time spent to grow a crop or make a refined product reflects the value that product has on the market. It’s a longer investment but a great way to make money with little work.
9. Take Heed of Where You Should Make Space
The Hay Day Tumblr page provided a few essential tips on how to maximize the space on your farm land:
You'll need more space. For this, you can either use the shovels, axes, saws, dynamite and TNT to remove pools, small and large trees, small or large stones, or you can wait until you get the small boy to buy those items for you. But space on your grassland is not so important as space in your barn and your silo. For these, you’ll have to collect the items that sometimes just pop up from the harvesting of anything that can be harvested, including your animals works. If you ever sell some of these items, always sell to the highest price possible. Trust me, everyone wants these.
10. The Purpose of Cats and Dogs
So Hay Day introduces a couple of new domesticated animals to owners - cats and dogs. Are they beneficial in any way or are they just good for pure visual purposes? Check out the Hay Day UK blog's explanation of their importance in the game:
When the cats and dogs came in one of the new updates people was unsure what they was actually for. So for the new players who don't know I'll explain. You can buy the cats and dogs with vouchers. You gain vouchers from completing boat and truck orders or harvesting crops and treasure box. You can not trade them. When you have enough vouchers you can buy your cat or dog, but before you do this you must buy a cat or dog house. Your cats and dogs will need feeding, milk for cats and bacon for dogs. Every time you feed your pet you will get 30 xp. They only feed every few hours. Apart from the xp they are mainly a decorative purpose for your farm, or for some players, it is a achievement getting each individual pet.
If any of you hardcore Hay Day fans out there have some more tips to give fellow players, feel free to drop them in the comments section!
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