Facebook Gnometown: Tips and Tricks

Play with the gnomes
Play with the gnomes

Another Facebook game?

Your hands is already full of Facebook games and yet here's Gnometown.

I had played many Facebook games too before and the very first game I had played was Farmville. After that, I've been hooked and had spent lots of time playing each of those. But luckily, I got over it and is now playing only three games, and one of which is Gnometown which now currently has 1, 600, 000 monthly users.

What's different about this game that I like is that, I don't worry about running out of energy. As you know if you run out of energy on other games you can't do much harvesting, crop tending, and cleaning. You either have to eat or wait for your energy to refill before you can continue. BUT with Gnometown, I don't have to deal with running out of energy as I can clean debris, harvest crops and build buildings as long as I want to.

If you are new to this fun gnomish game, here's tips and tricks I had learned while playing that you can use on the game.

Turning in collections.

1. DO NOT turn in collections yet once you completed any of it unless a quest tells you so.

This is one thing I learned along the way while playing. I had completed some collections and I quickly turned all in. Then later on as I progress on the game, few quest pops up asking me to turn in the "snail collection," "Barn collection," amongst other collection I had already turned in earlier.

Collection tips
Collection tips

Use your time wisely.

2. As you level up, quests such as harvesting crops will consume more time. For example, a garlic would only take 10 minutes to harvest while a kumquat quest which I'm doing right now takes 8 hours to be harvested and to mention I have to harvest 400 of it.

So here's what I do to use my time wisely: Before I go to work I would check how much harvesting time is left. Say my harvesting time left is 2 hours and I'm about to leave for an 8 hour work. That means my workers would be done harvesting crops in 2 hours and has nothing to do after that until I got home. So what I do is I will pause the harvesting and assign my workers to harvest a new crop with long harvesting hour, say 8 hours. That would be just right and they would be done when I got home. And when I'm available home, I would resume the paused works.


PAUSE your harvesting if you are about to leave home. Assign workers to harvest a new crop while you're gone and you can either let them finish it or resume the "paused" work when you got back home.
PAUSE your harvesting if you are about to leave home. Assign workers to harvest a new crop while you're gone and you can either let them finish it or resume the "paused" work when you got back home.

Earning XP and woods.

3. There's always debris to be cleaned which only takes few seconds. And this is an easy way to earn XP, wood, food and coins. Remember, woods are needed in building structures and XP will help you level up. And foods will be needed to speed up tasks at hand.

Cleaning debris and cutting down small mushrooms and dandelions will earn you XP and wood.
Cleaning debris and cutting down small mushrooms and dandelions will earn you XP and wood.

You need polished metals for machetes.

4. Stock up on polished metals. A 20 polished metal is need to forge machetes. And your inventory can hold a maximum of 60 polished metals.

And the trick I want to share here? Check your inventory first and see how many polished metals you have BEFORE accepeting polished metal gifts from your friends. That is because, if you have the maximum number of polished metals your inventory can hold (maximum is 60 polished metals,) those polished metal gift your friends had sent you would be of waste if you accept it as you already reached the maximum number. So, what I do with my polished metal gifts from friends is just let them sit on my messages. And when I had used some of the metals in my inventory, that's when I will accept my polished metal gifts to fill the 60 polished metal limit.

I have 13 polished metals left out of 60 maximum.  Trick for you: Once you reached 60/60, just let your polished metal gifts in your messages until there's a spot for it, and then, accept the gift.
I have 13 polished metals left out of 60 maximum. Trick for you: Once you reached 60/60, just let your polished metal gifts in your messages until there's a spot for it, and then, accept the gift.

Quest that ask to place decorations.

5. Most quests, would ask for decorations to be placed for the completion of the quest, mostly on structure building. Before you head on the "market" to buy decorations, go and check your "inventory" first. You might have some decorations in there that you can use instead of heading on the market.

But if the quest is asking for a specific decoration that wasn't in your inventory, such as the gumdrop for example, then that's the right time to spend money.

Check your "inventory" for decorations that you can use for a quest.
Check your "inventory" for decorations that you can use for a quest.

How do you earn machetes?

You need a machete forge to make more machetes. You will get the machete forge on a quest.

Now, if you already have the machete forge, you need two things to earn more machetes: You need foods and lots of polished metals. A 20 polished metal is needed to forge a machete. And the forging time is 48 hours. It's a long time of forging and that's why you need lots of foods so you can speed up the forging.

Stock up on foods. You need food to speed up your workers. And you need it to speed up your MACHETE forging.
Stock up on foods. You need food to speed up your workers. And you need it to speed up your MACHETE forging.
A machete forge.
A machete forge.

How to stock up on foods?

Harvesting crops will earn you foods on Gnometown. And here's what I do that you might also try doing:

One of my worker would be forging machete while the rest of my workers are harvesting crops. Right now I'm harvesting a kumquat for a quest that is asking to harvest a total of 400 kumquats. And each kumquat takes 8 hours to be harvested and earns me 197 XP, 655 foods and 1202 coins. And I keep on doing that. Once I have a lot of food, I can then use it to speed up the machete forging and continue on forging more.

Other crops that give a lot of food and XP are: Blackberry would give 1330 foods and 399 XP while harvesting tomato will give 223 XP and 744 foods.


Gnometown quests.
Gnometown quests.

Quests.

6. Wait for few quests before using your machetes to explore the dark forest. This way, you have more chances of finding something on the forest that is needed or being asked on any of the quests you have.

Also don't use a machete once, find nothing and you would stop. At least use your machete twice or thrice for finding something on the dark forest for your quests before deciding whether you should stop and continue somewhere else, or just explore some other time.

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