FrontierVille Cheats and Tips: Energy Guide

Sun, Aug 8, 2010

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Energy is FrontierVille‘s most valuable and scarce resource. Fortunately we have the FrontierVille energy cheats, tips, and news to have you constantly refreshed and ready to work the land of the wild west. Energy in FrontierVille functions much like it does in Treasure Isle, that is, you need it for everything. Luckily there are many ways to regain energy to prolong your gameplay.

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Continue reading to see all our FrontierVille cheats and tips for the energy system.

There are a number of ways to regain energy:frontierville cheats and tips energy guide

Waiting – One unit of energy is regained every five minutes (originally three, but it the time was extended). Therefore, the most viable way to regain a full meter is by simply taking a break from the game. Luckily, in the early levels, an hour or two will be more than enough to revitalize your settler.

Food - Food is gained by harvesting animals and crops, and can be used to buy meals at the FrontierVille marketplace. Meals will partially refill your energy meter, allowing you to continue working. Some of the various meals are:

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  • Light Snack: Costs 36 Food and refills 3 energy Points
  • Breakfast: Costs 80 Food and refills 7 energy Points
  • Lunch: Costs 165 Food and refills 15 energy Points
  • Dinner: Costs 320 Food and refills 30 energy Points
  • 7 Course Feast: Costs 600 Food and refills 62 energy Points
  • All You Can Eat: Costs 10 Horseshoes and refills entire energy meter.
  • Beef Jerky: Costs 30 Horseshoes and refills entire energy meter. Also permanently adds three points to your energy meter

Visit Friends – Just for visiting friends you’ll receive energy points among other items. So make sure you visit all your neighbors everyday.

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Free Gifts – You can send your friends meals for free from the Free Gifts page. Either send or ask your friends for meals and accept the requests when they arrive to regain energy points. The free gift meals have the same energy value as they do at the marketplace so don’t ignore this valuable resource.

frontierville cheats and tips energy guideWorking – Very often, working the land will yield extra energy. Whether it’s chopping wood, clobbering a snake or whacking your house, a blue lighting bolt will sometimes pop out. This bolt represents one point of energy. Although that’s not much, we’re looking to get our hands on all the energy we can.

Collections – Completing collections will yield a specified reward which can include energy boosts and upgrades.

Leveling up – A level up will fully refill your energy bar and add one to your maximum energy possible.

FrontierVille Energy Cheats and Tips
Unfortunately, there are no real secret FrontierVille energy cheats allowing people to gain an unfair advantage. Otherwise, the people who pay good money for their goods would feel exploited. However, there are a number of ways to get ahead of the competition. Our FrontierVille Energy Cheats and Tips segment has discovered a few:

Visit neighbors – Although all the posts saying “add me” may be overwhelming at times, these people know the real key to success: neighbors. Having an overwhelming amount of neighbors is the easiest way to abuse the energy system (and the other systems) in FrontierVille. Visiting neighbors refills energy and grants you other treats and are a great option once you’ve expending all your points.

Visiting neighbors also allows you to do five tasks. If you help your neighbor by harvesting trees or animals, you can get extra food to buy meals with.
frontierville cheats and tips energy guide
Use neighbors to work – As mentioned above, doing work can yield food and energy, both of which may contribute to your energy meter. Make sure you fully utilize neighbors visiting your farm to give you extra food and energy after your meter has ran out. In addition, you may hire two neighbors a day for 50 Coins apiece. These can also net you some food and energy.

Use neighbors for free meals – Although we never like to abuse our friends’ generosity, sometimes we just need that energy! And if your friends play FrontierVille they will be sure to understand. Send those free gifts and request gifts in return. Free meals are a great and easy way to get extra energy.

Be smart – Our final advice for adventurers out braving the frontier, is to be smart about using energy. What we mean by this is simple, don’t do anything that would cause a waste of energy points. For example, knowing that you are just two experience points away from an energy refilling level up, don’t eat Beef Jerky or visit a neighbor. Simply do a task or two on your own farm so that those two more significant energy sources aren’t expended.

We leave the rest up to you. We’ve done our best to advise you in the ways of FrontierVille energy consumption. FrontierVille Energy Cheats and Tips was just the first in our series of FrontierVille guides. Be sure to check back in and get more tips for our favorite western Facebook game.

User Submitted FrontierVille Cheats and Tips:

MamawG – When visiting neighbors, harvest peach trees as they give you the most food. Also, if your neighbors are newbies, advise them with tips and tricks on how to improve their frontier town.

frontierville energy cheatsBrandon – Get insane bonuses by continually doing work and collecting resources. This can even be done at a low level by using up all your energy, clicking the market button, waiting until your energy recharges (or you could just buy energy), then close out and continue working. When you click on the Market button, the bonus indicator freezes and resets the timer so you have more time to collect your experience and complete your work. You can repeatedly do this as many times as you want.

Sophie van der Lee – When you’re clearing grass and chopping wood, don’t immediately scare the bears and clobber the snakes. There can only be one snake/one bear at a time so if you’ve come across one, you can go on clearing or chopping without encountering more, and in that way you’ll save the energy you would have used to scare all the animals.

Sierra Sullivan – Don’t forget you can pick food, energy, coin, experience, etc. off your friends’ Facebook wall posts. If you’re smart, you will watch your feed all day and grab nothing but food, 30 times. The downside is that it can become very time consuming.

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Also, become a gifter and a beggar quick! You need your neighbors’ help for many important FrontierVille tasks so don’t feel bad bombarding your neighbors with requests and gifts.

Brent Trahan – Talk to your neighbors and get them to all have a horse available as soon as they can. When you harvest a horse, you get 1 energy. If you harvest your neighbor’s horse, you also get 1 energy. You can click the horse, leave, come back and the horse will be ready again. So every 12 hours, every friend you have with a horse can potentially lead to 5 energy. That is, only if you instruct them to *always* dismiss whoever works their horse, to keep it available to ‘milk’ for energy.

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Chaston2004 – Set up dummy Facebook accounts and gift yourself energy refills as well as any other supplies you may need.

Also don’t buy more energy than you need. For example, don’t buy a dinner that refills 30 energy when your max energy is 20.

Jenncar9 – Using the multitool you can move whatever you’re trying to harvest away from any snakes or bears allowing you to avoid spending the energy it would have required to clobber them.

Peggie – An easy way to gain fast food is by selling your grown up animals. For example, an adult pig will fetch 45 food and gold!

Pmika70 – Put your chickens and geese close to the edge of your property. Then when a fox appears, it will only take 2-3 clobbers to get rid of him.

PurpleZebra – If facebook ever gave you free credits, use them to buy horseshoes ! I got 20 free credits, and that got me 15 horseshoes! (10 credits = $1)

LysaLoo - An easier way to change avatars is to just click on the avatar the star moves when you do this. Also, I have had a fox, a snake, and a bear on my farm, and up until this afternoon I could move the varmints, which really helped because I was able to move them to the edge, and thats really all you need to beat them.

What FrontierVille energy tips do you have? Share any ideas in the comments below.

This article was originally published by Alexander Armero on Thanks for the tips! Also check out our Frontierville getting-started and strategy guides for more information, and visit Frontierville on Facebook.

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