While it may have taken a long time for Zynga to release Animal Mastery in FarmVille, they've already jumped the gun in Pioneer Trail, releasing Animal Mastery this weekend, completing skipping the crop and tree mastery that many have been wanting / expecting. Such as it is, this new Animal Mastery feature isn't just something that's been "turned on;" instead, you'll need to build the 4F Mastery Club (think 4H) which will give you a chance to unlock new animals and master the others that you've already placed on your Homestead.
This 4F Mastery Club unlocks for users that are at least level 10. From that point, you'll be able to place the base and then collect various building ingredients to finish its construction. You'll need the following:
10 Wooden Planks
10 Rafter Beams
10 Lattice Wood
15 Glass Panes
15 Prize Cases
15 Roof Shingles
Once you've collected all of these items, you'll unlock Animal Mastery proper, which allows you to earn points for mastering all sorts of animals: Sheep, Cows, Pigs and Chickens, among others. You'll earn points each time you tend these animals, sell them, or tend them on your friends' Homesteads. Each animal has three levels of mastery, and you'll earn special animal rewards each time you reach one of the three stars. For instance, mastering level one of Chickens will reward you with the Rhode Island Red chicken. Each time you unlock one of those animals, you'll then be able to purchase more of it from the store. In this example, the Rhode Island Red chicken costs 142 coins.
Along with building this new structure, you'll have three goals to complete that are one-time goals, and will also unlock a series of repeatable goals - one for each animal - that will reward you with mass animal mastery points (for that particular animal, of course) once they're completed. You can check out our complete guide to completing those goals right here.
While Animal Mastery in FarmVille may be incredibly simplistic, here it is anything but. There's a lot to keep track of here, so just take your time to get acclimated and you'll do fine.
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Are you excited about seeing Animal Mastery launch in Pioneer Trail? Which animals would you like to master first? Sound off in the comments.