Collections are a relatively new addition to the intricacies of life in FarmVille. While completing Collections is not vital to your ability to succeed at the game, it does allow you to pick up some nice bonuses. There are 5 Collections available at the moment, and it’s likely new ones will be added in the future.
Right now, you have to opportunity to complete the Gardening Tools Collection, the Country Kitsch Collection, the Bugs Collection, the Butterfly Collection and the Feather Collection. Each Collection is made up of 6 separate items, and you’ll need at least one of each before you can trade in a collection and receive your bonus.
The items in each Collection also fall into 3 separate categories – Common, Uncommon and Rare. As their name implies, the Rare items will be the most difficult to find, the Common ones the easiest and so forth. Also, by allowing your cursor to hover over each item, you can pick up a hint on where to find each type of collectible.
Most of the items in these Collections can be found as you go about your daily farm tasks. Some are hidden on your farm, while you’ll only be able to uncover some others when you’re helping out on your friends’ farms. You can also send and receive collectibles as gifts, so be sure to let your friends know if there are some specific items you’re looking for. They just may be able to send one your way.
Once you complete a collection, you’ll have the option of posting an announcement of your accomplishment on your wall. Far from simply an exercise in vanity, this announcement will also be an opportunity for your friends to pick up a random item from the same collection that you’ve just completed.
And just as you should be sure to post these announcements at every opportunity to help your friends complete their collections, you should also be sure not to forget to keep your eyes open for them yourself. These posts are an invaluable resource when you’re trying to complete collections, so be sure to pick up your free random collectible every time one of your friends completes a collection.
Of course, as you gather collectibles from various sources, you’ll often wind up with duplicate items. There’s nothing wrong with this, however. You can actually hold up to 10 of each item, and you can complete each Collection many times over. So hold onto your doubles and try to direct your energies towards finding more of the items you have less of.
Of course, there wouldn’t be much point in expending a bunch of energy to complete these Collections if you didn’t get something out of it. So you’ll be happy to know that completing a Collection actually gives you the opportunity to pick up either 250 experience points, 5,000 coins or 5 tanks of fuel. There really is no right reward to pick – your priorities at the moment will determine which one is more beneficial to you.