If you're looking for a major boost to your CityVille population, without taking up a ton of space with many smaller homes, Zynga has released an (expensive) option that you might consider. A new "Pastel Houses" home has been added to the game's build menu, and in this item actually comes three different homes (one each of blue, pink, and yellow), all for the same price. Not that you're really saving on much here, as this one costs - wait for it - 60 City Cash. No, I'm not joking (but I wish I was).
For those willing to splurge, the Pastel Houses reward you with 700 new citizens to start, which can be upgraded to 1,000 over time. You'll be able to collect rent from the homes once daily to receive 576 coins each time by default (that is, unless you add surrounding decorations to boost the number).
If you're at all interested in purchasing the Pastel Houses, you'll need to do so quickly, as they'll only be available in the game for the next two days. Does this item's short time limit (and therefore rarity) make it worth the high price tag? That will ultimately be up to you. Personally? I think I'll save my City Cash for another day.
Will you make a splurge on the Pastel Houses for your city? How much City Cash is too much to chargeYet again, Zynga has completely disregarded the Cafe World community's plea to slow down goal releases, as they have announced another set of goals that launched in the game today. This goal series looks to be part of a bigger feature (that will be fully released in the future), as Grandma is looking for the best recipes available that she can show off at her bridge club's cook-off. We've been told that we'll receive various rewards (perhaps even free Stoves) when this particular feature launches, but in the meantime, you can spend a few days completing the Recipe Test Goals. There are only five goals here in total, but you're required to ask for so many items to complete them that it just might make them easier said than done. Here's what to expect:
The Recipe Test I
Serve Voodoo Chicken Salad 5 Times
Serve Herbed Halibut 5 Times
Serve Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail 5 Times
Remember, the quickest way that you can potentially finish this goal would be to look for any of these servings in your Gift Box and serve them from there to count. Otherwise, Voodoo Chicken Salad takes 12 hours to cook, Herbed Halibut takes a full day, and Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail takes 30 minutes. For finishing this first goal, you'll receive a Cookbook Shelf decoration for your cafe.
The Recipe Test II
Master Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail to level 1
Serve Herbed Halibut 20 Times
Serve King Crab Bisque 20 Times
The first level of Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail mastery comes at 18 servings, but of course, you may have already reached this level before the goal. Meanwhile, the King Crab Bisque takes one full day to cook, so feel free to use some spices if you'd rather not wait that long. Finishing this goal rewards you with 1,000 coins and 250 Cafe Points.
The Recipe Test III
Master Chicken Adobo to Level 1
Serve Tostada de Carne Asada 60 Times
Ask for 10 Measuring Spoons
Chicken Adobo takes 14 hours to cook, and the first level of mastery is earned after 30 servings. Tostada de Carne Asada takes eight hours to cook, which isn't bad, but the number of servings required just might slow you down a bit. Finally, ask your friends for the Measuring Spoons and you'll eventually pass this one. Your rewards are 1,000 coins, 250 Cafe Points and a Cookbook Bookshelf.
The Recipe Test IV
Master Tempura Udon to Level 2
Serve Sushi Spread 20 Times
Ask for 19 Notepaper
Unfortunately, Tempura Udon takes 22 hours to cook, so unless you've already been working on this dish in the past, you'll have a bit of a time consuming journey ahead of you to reach Level 2 of mastery. The first level is earned at 26 servings, with Level 2 coming at 30 servings after that (that is, for a total of 56). Sushi Spread takes 20 hours to prepare. Finish this goal and you'll earn the Noteboard wall decoration.
The Recipe Test V
Master Crackling Peking Duck to Level 3
Ask for 9 Portabella Mushrooms
Ask for 15 Corn
Crackling Peking Duck takes 18 hours to prepare, so this would be as good of a time as any to blow through your supply of spices that you might have been holding onto for just such an occasion. Mastering the dish to level three requires a total of 55 servings, which isn't that high of a number, considering that it would be very unlikely that you've never cooked the dish before for other goals / because you wanted to. For pushing through to finish this final goal, you'll receive a new recipe: Vegetarian Chili.
For right now, that's where this goal series end, but if this does end up just being a precursor to Grandma's bridge club cook-off, we can definitely see Zynga adding more goals in the future. Either way, we'll make sure to give you all of the details on how to help Grandma once we know more.
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