FarmVille Pot of Gold kicks off St. Patrick's Day celebration
A few days ago, we predicted that the next big 2010 holiday in FarmVille would be St. Patrick's Day, and it looks like the festivities are getting started with a new Pot of Gold collection.
Much like the Valentine's Day event from February, the goal is to fill up your pot (which you can find in your gift box) by collecting gold pieces from friends. Once you have a certain number of pieces, you can redeem them for special limited edition items. *Spoiler* See a list of these redeemable prizes here.
If you want to give FarmVille friends a piece of gold, all you have to do is open the Free Gift menu and send them one of five new gold items -- a gold bar, gold nugget, gold bear, gold coin and gold chain.
Valentine's Day, the Horse Barn and, now, the Pot of Gold have added a whole new dimension to FarmVille and always keep us coming back for more. It's nearly impossible to resist the call to collect limited edition items.
The Pot of Gold will only be around for a limited time, so let the gold rush begin! In the meantime, see more in-depth details on how the FarmVille Pot of Gold works after the break.
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FarmVille Community manager Lexilicious gives a detailed rundown on how the Pot of Gold works:
With the Pot of Gold you can collect Gold Pieces from your friends, then trade them in for special items.
Open your giftbox and you'll find a Pot of Gold waiting for you.
After you place the Pot of Gold on your Farm, you will see the following pop-up.
Clicking "Okay" will open your Pot of Gold. From here, you can see how many Gold Pieces you have collected in the Progress Menu.
In order to collect Gold Pieces, you'll have to receive them from friends. Clicking the 'Ask for Gold' button will allow you to send a single Gold Piece to any of your friends (just like the Free Gifts page), and give them the chance to send you one in return. (Note: You can only Ask for or Send Love to 10 Neighbors every 24 hours.)
Friends can also send Gold Pieces from the Free Gifts page:
Upon receiving and accepting a Gold Piece it will appear in your gift box. Clicking "Use" will place the gift in your box automatically. As you collect gifts, each item you can unlock will be revealed as you collect the proper amount of gifts, and the "redeem" button will become available for each item. Clicking "Redeem" will award you the gift in return for the proper amount of Gold Pieces.
Every 5 Gold Pieces you collect, you'll be able to post a Feed to your wall to alert your Friends of how well you're doing and give them a chance to collect a free Gold Piece. 10 Neighbors will be able to collect one free Gold Piece when clicking on the feed within 24 hours.
For each notch on the meter of your Pot of Gold progress bar, your box will change appearance, overflowing with more and more gifts.
Clicking "Share" on this pop-up will allow you to post a feed alerting your friends of your progress, and giving 10 more neighbors a chance for a free Gold Piece.
Clicking 'Progress' in the Pot of Gold menu will show how many Gold Pieces you have in comparison to your friends.