Homestead Decorating, Mafia Wars Sharp Axes – FrontierVille Updates!

Tue, Aug 10, 2010

Frontierville, Mafia Wars, Social

A new week is upon us in FrontierVille and with it comes new updates. First, the game’s water decorating contest has ended, opening up the possibility for even more users to win more free Horseshoes, and secondly, Zynga has launched a cross-promotion in the game with Mafia Wars that will see you being able to clear trees four times faster than normal.

Win 500 Horseshoes in Homestead Decorating Contest

The last installment of the game’s decorating contest had a water theme, to go along with the launch of the water-centric decorations in the game. That initial contest has ended now, and it appears Zynga will be entering into the routine or offering a new FrontierVille Decorating Screenshot Contest every week or so (if history and experience with other games teaches us anything).

This contest, which has no theme, is open to all FrontierVille players, and can be entered by simply taking a screenshot of your Homestead and posting it on the game’s official forums, located here. Entries will be accepted until August 16, at which point the FrontierVille team will choose the top ten Homesteads and will allow players to vote for their favorite of the finalists in a poll on the forums. As we said, the winner will walk away with 500 shiny Horseshoes just for decorating their Homestead.

So what are you waiting for? Make sure to enter the contest while there’s still time, and good luck to all who enter!

Earn Sharp Axes By Playing Mafia Wars

If you’re one of the majority of FrontierVille players, who are still struggling to remove all of the rogue trees and stumps from your Homestead, you’ll be happy to learn that a new cross-promotional event has been launched with another Zynga game, Mafia Wars, that will see you earning something called the Sharp Axe.

The next time you login to FrontierVille, you’ll be greeted with the following pop-up, introducing you to the promotion. All you have to do is level up at least once in Mafia Wars (if you’re playing Mafia Wars for the first time, you’ll have to be at least level 5 for this to count), and you’ll receive a free Sharp Axe in FrontierVille.

You can either navigate to Mafia Wars on your own, or you can use the link provided in the pop-up. Simply level up once, and you’ll be notified that you have a prize waiting for you back in FrontierVille.

Sure enough, upon returning to your Homestead, you’ll be greeted with a congratulatory message, and a shiny Sharp Axe in your inventory, which can be used to take four swings into a tree and spend only a single energy point in the process. That is, with these Sharp Axes, a full-grown tree that normally takes 12 swings to chop down will now only take 3, if using Sharp Axes. Likewise, those three swings will only equate to three lost energy points, rather than the standard twelve.

You can earn a single Sharp Axe in the game once every 16 hours, so be sure to check back with both games everyday to maximize the potential here. Head over to the game’s page on Facebook to start earning your first Sharp Axe.

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  • Pacmandsm

    Im lvl 6 on mafia wars but i still havent got my sharp axe. What gives? Did I miss something?

  • Brandy Shaul

    I've heard this is happening to a lot of people – best guess is that it's some sort of a glitch, as these cross-promotions have been known to have glitches in the past (with promotions between Mafia Wars and FarmVille, for instance). My suggestion would be to keep leveling up in Mafia Wars with the hopes that you'll receive one – it's a very easy game to level up in, so it shouldn't take you long, especially at such an early level. Good luck!

  • Talor Berthelson

    You need to be at least level 5, and make sure you click the link to play Mafia Wars from within FrontierVille, otherwise you won't get a Sharp Axe.

  • Aedoming

    I tried to do this but instead of getting my sharp axe it’s giving me something in farmville, is there a way to change the link?

  • Brandy Shaul

    Are you sure that you’re entering Mafia Wars via the link provided in FrontierVille? If that’s the case, you should be getting BOTH a Sharp Axe AND a FarmVille Gift Box (containing fuel) everytime you level up. The FarmVille box appears in the window with your energy points and stats, while the FrontierVille Sharp Axe is in a new window, on top of the latter. If you’re still not receiving the Sharp Axes after entering the game from within FrontierVille, I’d say post a bug report on Zynga’s forums: