What are collectibles, and what do we use them for

Important things in a cooperative are collectibles. This post will go into some more detail about where to get them and what they are used for.

Collectibles, what are they?

Collectibles are those extra items you sometimes get when harvesting on your farm. Examples are a Tractor, a Fly and Tickets, I am sure you have seen some. They are stored in your Inventory, which is accessible by clicking the green box button in your toolbar, as shown below.

Inventory

Upon opening your Inventory you get several different tabs, the one we are focussing on is the collectibles tab, shown at the red arrow below.

Collectibles

As you can see at the blue arrow above, when hovering your mouse on one of the different collectibles it shows its name and what type of field and/or building it comes from. In this case, the Fly, it shows you have a random chance to get it from working with your Windmill and Silo.

How that random chance works exactly we don’t really know. We think you have a certain chance to get a collectible every time you make something, so if you make 10 fertilizer you get X% chance to get a Fly. If you make 100 fertilizer you get X% chance times 10, because you are basically making fertilizer 10 times in a row, giving you a chance every time.

Collectibles, what are they used for?

Ok great, we have some collectibles now, we know where to find them in our Inventory, but what are they used for?

Finished ProjectEvery project needs a certain amount of 3 different types of collectibles to be “full” and ready to start. If you go to the Projects tab, also known as the rake and shovel tab, you can see all the available projects. When they are filled with the right collectibles a green check-mark will mark it, as shown here with the top most project.

When such a check-mark is missing, the project isn’t full yet and you need to donate collectibles to be able to start it.

To see which collectible is needed you need to click on the project itself, this opens a details-screen to the right of it where you can click the Collection Details button, as shown below.

Collection Details

Clicking this button opens the following screen:

Collectible Doneren

As you can see, the Tractor and Transporter collectibles have been donated by other co-op members, but the Teamwork collectible is still open. I have enough to donate the 135 that’s required so I can click the button marked by the red arrow. If you don’t have enough collectibles you can always buy them with gold, that’s what the button is for that’s marked with the blue arrow, but you can’t take the collectibles back if you do this so make sure you really want to spend your gold on that.

Filled Collection

After donating the collectibles you can take them back if you want, by clicking the button with the orange arrow on it shown on the right.

When all collections are filled you are ready to start the project, so mobilise all the co-op members and get those Solidarity Points to get your cooperative to a new level.

I hope this was informative and answered all your questions about Collectibles. If it didn’t, feel free to leave your question in a comment below.

The Larino cooperative

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9 thoughts on “What are collectibles, and what do we use them for

  1. Hi,

    Thanks for the great guide you’ve made on Big Farm. it is helped me great so far and I’ve only been in Big Farm for about a day or so :)
    I did notice something in this particular guide, however, which seems to contradict itself:
    First you write:
    If you don’t have…, but you can’t take the collectibles back if you do this so make sure you really want to spend your gold on that.

    And then you write:
    After donating the collectibles you can take them back if you want, by clicking the button with the orange arrow on it shown on the right.

    I assume in the first part you mean you can’t exchange the collectibles back to gold?

    • Any gold donations to the co-op can never be refunded. That works the same for collectibles. If you pay gold to buy the collectibles, they are stuck in the project and you cannot take them back out. If you add the collectibles you have in your inventory in a usual way, you can take them back out.

    • The project fails, the collectibles you put in are wasted and you get no reward. Especially when the co-op is pretty big and the projects are high level it stings to waste the collectibles because you need a lot of them.

  2. Thanks for the great info. The one thing i was looking for is what projects give you the most points to level up your coop.

    • There is a spreadsheet in the spreadsheets, spoilers and other info page you can reach through FAQ that shows all about project data. I am busy setting up a new sheet including the new projects.

  3. I have filled several projects requirements. But the start button will not highlight How can I start a project?

    • Are you the leader/founder or a deputy? If not, then you will not be authorized to start a project or research. Ask your leader or one of the deputies to do it for you!

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