While a few Valentine's Day items in the store is one thing, FarmVille has really jumped into the theme of romance this week with the launch of the Romantic Cottage on our farms. This Romantic Cottage serves as a precursor to the main holiday event, the Cupid's Garden item, that will be coming to the game "soon."
As it stands, the Romantic Cottage is an upgradeable item that has six levels of completion. What starts as a plain, brown pile of rubble soon turns into a beautiful carriage that can be harvested daily to earn Love Arrows. These Love Arrows can be thought of as Holiday Presents, and the Romantic Carriage as Santa's Sleigh, if you were around during the Christmas event at the end of 2011. The Cupid's Garden item will allow you to receive limited edition items, but those are unknown as of this writing.
What we do know, however, is how to upgrade that Romantic Carriage to produce more and more Arrows. The very first upgrade requires 12 each of Love, Flower Trims and Carriage Lamps. These items are earned by asking your friends to send them to you directly, or by purchasing them with Farm Cash. As you continue to upgrade the Carriage, you'll need more building materials to get the job done at each level, and eventually, you'll need other ingredients altogether (Cozy Blankets, Horse Treats and Fancy Chocolates).
If you're in more of a giving mood, also make sure to check out the game's free gifts page, as you can send all six of these Valentine's Day themed ingredients to your friends daily. We'll make sure to let you know when the Cupid's Garden collection event officially launches in FarmVille, so keep checking back with us!
Check out the rest of our Valentine's Day 2012 coverage here.
What do you think of this Romantic Carriage? Are you glad to see a Valentine's Day event that doesn't revolve around a Mailbox as in previous years? Sound off in the comments.