What better way to fight off the Gloom and Beasties in CastleVille than to team up with a friend? That's the new philosophy in CastleVille, as a five-part Alliances quest series has now rolled out dealing with just that: helping friends. Essentially, a new bar has now appeared in each of your friends' kingdoms. By completing tasks there (including at Duke's), you'll earn Alliance Points. Earn enough points and you'll become allies with that friend, and will then (over time) become eligible for new costumes and more for your game. Here's a complete guide to finishing these five quests, and the rewards they provide therein.
An Ally in Me
Get 3 Honey
Visit the Duke
Perform 5 Actions in the Duke's Kingdom
Your rewards for completing this first quest are 500 coins and 10 XP.
Allies with Benefits
Visit 2 Neighbors
Perform 10 Actions in Neighbors' Kingdoms
Collect Taxes from 5 of your Buildings
Your rewards for completing this quest are another 500 coins and 10 XP. As an aside, if you visit your friends during the Carnival Party event, and collect from buildings while there, you'll have a random chance of earning bonus cooking materials (Eggs, etc.).
Earn at least half of an Alliance with someone other than Duke
Have 4 Longbows
Visit the Duke
Unfortunately, this quest requires you to wait a full day to complete it, as you'll need to visit the Duke yet again and complete actions there (which we just did in the first quest). For the Alliance task above, you'll simply need to fill the Alliance bar at least halfway with one friend that isn't the Duke. Longbows, finally, are earned by posting a general request to friends. For finishing this quest, you'll receive 750 coins, 15 XP and a Small Energy Potion.
Give and Take
Harvest 5 Crops in Neighbors' Kingdoms
Gain a Full Alliance with one Neighbor
Place Alliance Banner in your Kingdom
For earning a complete alliance with one friend, you'll unlock the banner. You won't have access to it before then, so don't panic. When you complete this quest, you'll receive 500 coins and 10 XP.
The Waiting Game
Visit 1 Ally
Tend 5 Flowers in Neighbors' Kingdoms
Feed 5 Animals in Neighbors' Kingdoms
This will likely require you to wait another full day, as you might need to wait before being able to visit your Ally for it to "count" for this quest. Either way, the other two tasks are incredibly simple, and will reward you with 500 coins and 10 final XP for completing the entire quest series.
All in all, these are some fairly simple quests, but the Alliance feature itself is a bit more complicated. Basically, if you already visit your friends daily, just know that you'll be well on your way to unlocking some exclusive items for your Kingdom that you simply can't earn in any other way. Have fun!
What do you think of these Alliance quests? Do you like the entirety of the Alliance feature, or do you think it was unnecessary in the grand scheme of things? Sound off in the comments.