I've been a Windows player, but my mom, who's been playing Kindle, decided to quit and I took over her lvl 103 town. I had my feed mills down to a beautiful science...but what do I do now?!? Dratted mushrooms...
How much wheat/corn/carrots/trees/rice/etc do you all plant, and how do you split up the manufacturing among the three mills?
If this has already been discussed... Sorry, a brief search didn't turn anything up.
Thanks. I'm having enough trouble with the learning curve of lvl 103 from Windows lvl 50 something. But I sure do like having all the factories and things built!
Interesting post! I'm so locked down on my method. Last week we were on a road trip and my husband was driving so I helped his town a bit while he drove. We had a hilarious back and forth about how he was doing it all "wrong" haha! Not only did his method drive me nuts, he never bothered to get the 3rd feed mill?!?! It blew my mind
I have 3 mills and 8 shelves in each.
Feed Mill 1 - All cows, all the time Feed Mill 2 - All chickens, all the time Feed Mill 3 - 2 of each (sheep, bees, pigs) on rotation and in queue I usually buy mushroom feed in the market
I hold 2 of each (sheep, bees, pigs) in the barn so that I always have a full feed available from barn + shelves.
It's simple and has worked out well for me for a very long time!
The only feed I keep in my barn is 12 to 18 mushroom and 12 pig (don't want to be out of feed when bacon is ready) Feed mill 1 6 cow and 2 bee Feed mill 2 6 chicken and 2 bee (chose bee because it is in the middle of the longer feeds) Feed mill 3 4 sheep and 4 pig (make mushroom substrate in this mill, butstore in the barn)
1 mill second Sheep 1 mill second Bees 1 mill second Pig
... now you may wonder why?
Simple -- Concurrency.
Feed Build Time
So let's assume you doing a feed task; you grab all your feed and feed all your animals. then you drop 2x cow, 2x chicken, 4x cow into each mill. That's a total build time of 40 minutes; at the 20 minute and 40 minute marks, you'll harvest the cow and feed the cows. Next drop in 1x sheep (you have plenty of time).
At 60 minute mark; you should have in each barn 2x cow, 2x chicken, 1x sheep. Use the cow and chicken to feed animals. Rinse and repeat the above; however in this hour use 1x Bee. The next hour use 1x Pig. In the final hour you can do 1 Sheep, 1 Bee, and 1 Pig for the 3 mills.
I usually only micromanage for an hour or two ... so I can get to about 180 animals feed in 2 hours -- then I get board and just load up the pig, bee, sheep as needed
My array is similar, except I do make mushroom food. All three feed mills are identical so I don’t need to remember what goes where. Each one has 2 cow 2 chicken 1 sheep 1 pig 1 wool 1 mushroom (I know that third mushroom feed is excess but it’s simpler for me than remembering which mill doesn’t have the mushroom feed.) I also keep 3 feed for sheep, pig, bee in the barn.
This way, I always have enough feed ready to collect all of any animal. For regatta feed tasks (which I rarely see anymore), I usually collect more animals to start, then settle into a 20 minute pattern of 18 cows, 6 chickens, and 3 of one of the other animals. So that’s 2 cows +1 chicken from two mills and 2 cows + 1 pig/sheep/bee from another. At some point I need to skip that third animal sometimes, depending on how many I collected up front.
However people collect, the most important thing is to reload the cow feed first.
First mill: maxed on cow feed Second mill: 4 sheep and remaining slots chicken feed ( i carry 6 chicken feed in my barn prior to regatta start) Third mill: 4 pig feed 4 bee feed on repeat Mushroom feed: purchased at vendor or made in third mill if necessary
interesting. mill 1, all cow, keep 18 in barn mill 2, all chicken, keep 18 in barn mill 3, 1 sheep, 1 bee, 1 pig, repeat. do 4 mushroom intermittently. -keep 12 or 24 of each in barn
when I feed, I immediately restock barn which starts factories producing... fill factories until shelves and boxes full. - I usually feed pigs, sheep and bees at same time and keep them ready to feed during regattas and ROC. - I usually feed chickens and cows as often as possible... never have enough milk or eggs.