How to become a Researcher

Every once in a while the Cooperative wants to start a research. This can have various reasons but the main goal is always to improve ourself. To do this we need researchers.
How to sign up as one will be explained in this post.

First you need to go to the cooperative screen and select the Research tab (the Orange Flask), as shown here:

Researcher 1

As you can see there is a drop down menu, here is a close up of it being open:

Researcher 2

In the co-op basics (Click) there is some more detail about what each category stands for, but for now we will pick Main Farm for our example.

After clicking on Main Farm you will see this screen, scroll down the page to get to the next research.

Researcher 3

After scrolling you should see researches we haven’t done yet.
At the moment of writing this, this is what that looks like:

Researcher 4

Click on the one for Pigs (or any other we are asking you to participate in) and it opens a details-screen to the right of it. In this screen there is all the information about the research, like a progress bar of how many researchers are in and how many it takes, shown by the 0/14 indication. But the thing we are focusing on now is the most important of all,
the “Researcher details” button:

Researcher 5

Clicking this will bring you to the window you can sign up in.
Here it gives you 2 options, participate for FarmDollars (Red arrow) or participate for Gold (Blue arrow).

Researcher 6
Participating for Farm Dollars (Red arrow) is the one you will need to click. If you cannot click it because it is grey, you don’t have enough FD at that moment. It will say something about using gold or being level 30 if you click it anyway, but disregard that, since there is no level requirement to participate in any research, as long as it’s with Farm Dollars.

Participating with Gold (Blue arrow) is always an option, if you want it to be. Just remember, it is never mandatory. If you really want to you are free to do so, but only once! In this co-op we want to give everyone the chance to participate.

Note that sometimes you need to go to the next page for an open slot (Black arrow), since it only fits 10 on one page and we already need 14 for this one and this will only grow in the future.

The end result should look like this:

Researcher 7

Additional tips:

  • Once you hire a researcher with Gold you can not take it back! So make absolutely sure you want to invest before you click.
  • The costs of participating are bound by level; the higher level you are, the more it costs. Keep this in mind when you need to participate while being close to levelling. Sometimes it pays off to go for that research spot before doing anything else.
  • Keep in mind that our rules state that you have 48 hours to respond after we ask you to sign up.

We hope this was helpful. If you still have questions, please always feel free to ask us in either the chat or in a private message.

The Larino cooperative


4 thoughts on “How to become a Researcher

  1. Larino you are great!!
    You have personally helped me many times and now I own my own coop and if the members are confused I send them a link from your website and there is no longer confusion!!!
    Thanks. :)

  2. YES I DONE ONE AND completed it and now it keep saying the one I need to fish italready done how can I do another one

    • Get more researchers! Or you will need to level up the co-op first, which is done by running and completing projects. It will unlock more research slots each level.

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