Tips for Earning PC
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Tips for Earning PC

Intro
There are many ways to earn Pro Coins for free on FFH and they often require little to no effort. Some of the many ways to earn include sending Sparks, feeding Rusty, standing horses, selling items, and completing achievements. This page lists some tips for how to earn PC, including the amount of PC you can expect to earn from each! By utilizing these tips, it's possible to earn up to 1,000 PC or more a week without spending real money depending entirely on how much effort a player wants to put into earning PC each week.

The following tips are broken down into three sections: Gameplay, Marketplace, and Extra Opportunities. Gameplay includes ways to earn PC just by doing the things you're probably already doing on FFH. Marketplace discusses some ways to buy and sell PC. Extra Opportunities is about unique ways to earn PC -- many of these methods are not always available year-round.

Of course if a player wants to just purchase PC they can always do so directly from Flying For Home by using the Add PC link on the right under Account Info.
Gameplay
Race Your Horses
While you get cash for achieving a Performance Merit (100 points) with your horse, earning a Performance Distinction (250 points) awards PC. You will get 100 PC for each PD your horses earn, so it's in your best interest to campaign your horses for long, successful careers. Some horses might have a harder time earning PD than others, but any horse could be able to make it if raced carefully. If they don't quite make it, having points won't hurt them!
Complete Achievements
There are a wide variety of achievements you can earn while playing FFH and more are being added all the time! Some of these have specific, more difficult, goals such as breeding a foal of every potential or earning a Performance Merit with a certain number of horses. However, there are others that are very easy to earn if you're actively involved in the 'easy' aspects of the site -- like entering races, feeding Rusty, and replying to news posts. Remember to check your Achievements once in a while, because you never know when you'll complete a sneaky one! The amount of PC rewarded varies and you won't get PC for every achievement, but it can still add up over time! There are some achievements that award only a handful of PC, but others award 100 PC or more!
Cash in Trader Tickets
If you've already build up a strong racing string and don't have to rely heavily on buying from the Horse Trader, turning your Trader Tickets (TT) into PC might be a tempting idea. You get 2 TT per meet, and tickets can be turned into PC when you have 10 of them. The rate is 10 TT = 100 PC. This means you can earn 100 every 5 game meets, or roughly 100 PC every 2–3 weeks if you choose to cash them in.
Rusty Recycler
Did you know that you can occasionally get PC from the Rusty Recycler? While you get Rumpled Packages from Rusty as you fill up your meter, he can also give you a handful of PC as a nice little surprise. The amount varies, but it isn't unheard of to be rewarded with 100+ PC when Rusty is feeling nice.

Rumpled Packages are also one of the best ways to earn PC. The items you get from packages can range from 50 PC to 1,000+ PC in value. Players feeding Rusty regularly can even sometimes receive three or more packages from Rusty each week, which means they are usually earning 1,000+ PC worth of items from Rusty alone!
Turn in Collections
You are awarded 100 PC for each collection you complete. Collections may only be completed one time. You can check and turn in your collections from Stable > Management > Collections. Collectibles fall during certain month(s) of the year, which can be checked in Special Events. You can also buy collectibles from other users if you're just missing an item or two to complete a particular collection. Items often used in collections can be used in the Workshop and completing collections unlocks new items for you to craft in the Workshop, which will open up more opportunities to earn PC (see below).
Marketplace
Selling Items
While this has been mentioned in Money Management, it's worth going into a little more detail. Before you can begin selling items for PC, you'll need to have some (valuable) items in your inventory. There are lots of places to get items without spending much (if any) money.

You can craft items in your Workshop. You can get items from entering the contests (more on that later). You can exchange Golden Apples in Golden Apple Orchard for items. When you harvest your Farm Plots, you might get Pro Items as a reward. As mentioned above, the Rusty Recycler is another excellent way to earn free items! You'll also receive a variety of PC items during the snowball and water balloon fight each year.

Once you have item(s) you are willing to sell, you can sell them in your User Shop or set up an auction for them. You might have to wait for a while, but a little patience usually pays off when they sell. Always run a shop search to see what they're currently selling for in other shops! Pricing yours a little lower might make them sell faster, but pricing them too low is a missed opportunity. Pricing too high, especially in a saturated market, means they are less likely to sell. If you don't see any of a particular item listed, it's usually safe to assume it will sell for more than its suggested value.

You can advertise sales in the Forum (under Classifieds) or Discord server (in Item Sales) if you'd like to do so. Selling items can bring you anything from a handful of PC to a few thousand PC depending on what you're selling and how high the demand is for those items.
Buy From Other Users
You can buy PC from other users. The usual rate is $1,000,000 = 100 PC, but it can vary. If buying in bulk, you can often buy it for a lower rate. You can make a post in the Forums or Discord and, if you find a person to trade with, you can arrange a trade from your Bank. Just simply go to Bank, click 'View Trades' (found under Pro Coin Trades) and make a trade offer.
Golden Apple Orchard & Referrals
As mentioned above, you can buy a variety of Pro Items in the Golden Apple Orchard with the Golden Apples you earn. You earn apples primarily by entering allowance races (double apples for steeplechase allowance), but you can earn them other ways as well. Arcane Trees (Vale of Runes > Arcane Fields) can be harvested for Golden Apples every game month.

Players who have maxed out their skills are awarded apples when they level up. You also earn Golden Apples when you refer new players to FFH. As an added bonus, you'll earn experience as your referred players level up, which helps you level up faster. This means referring players will help you earn more money and see more success in breeding/racing as you'll unlock skills quickly - and then you'll get those shiny Golden Apples once your skills are maxed.
Stud Fees
If you have any studs standing, you have the option to set their fee to PC. The amount of PC you can earn from stud fees varies depending on the quality of your stud. Typically you don't want to set a PC fee unless your stallion is Select Sale or perhaps a very fancy Goldblood (custom) or Import. High-quality stallions with rare colors can stand for up to 2,000+ PC, although you'll need to carefully consider how much interest (requests) you'll miss out on as your fee creeps higher.

If your stallion isn't "fancy" or you aren't sure he's worth listing for PC only, you can also offer the possibility for players to choose whether they want to pay in FFH$ or PC - if you list them for cash, you can make a note in your horse's page that the fee can be converted to PC and vice versa. Some people hide PC stud fees or ignore PC fees when searching for studs, so this is something to keep in mind. You might get more interest when you list studs for cash and offer the possibility of converting their fee to PC.
Extra Opportunities
Sending Sparks of Joy
Did you know sending off Sparks of Joy to fellow players rewards PC? Send off your fan mail to the horse in your Spark, and watch some PC roll in! Sparks of Joy can be sent twice per day. You must send Sparks of Joy to be added into the pool to receive them. Each day, you will be able to send two more!
Vale of Runes Seasonal Events
During summer, Vale of Runes opens up for a special event: FFH's whole community gets into a huge water balloon fight! You might get hit with just plain water balloons, or a bucket full of manure, or trash... But you might also get hit with PC, Pro Items, or many other useful things. The more balloons you throw, the more likely you'll get hit with balloons as well, so make sure to participate as much as possible if you're interested in this!

The Vale has a similar event each winter, but instead of water balloons, it's a snowball fight. It works the same way as water balloons, so get yourself ready for another site-wide fight! The prizes rewarded in winter are often different from those you see in summer, but still fall into the same categories: PC, Pro Items, and other things you'll be glad to have on hand!

If you're active in these events, it's pretty easy to earn 500+ PC worth of items and actual PC each week -- sometimes more, sometimes a bit less.
Participate in Contests
The staff and other members often host contests in the Forums, and they usually have shiny prizes! Prizes vary from items to cash/PC, free breedings to Select Sale studs, and lots of other nice things, so it’s always worth giving contests a try. The amount of PC (or other prizes) varies, but a lot of contests have a participation prize as well so it's not a waste of time to try your best - you might surprise yourself! Some official FFH contests have given out tens of thousands worth of PC prizes and usually include participation prizes even if you're not an official winner.
Help Wanted!
Although this is a niche opportunity, it is definitely worth mentioning. FFH regularly seeks players who are willing to assist with making races or helping with smaller art projects. Keep an eye out for news posts about this or inquire with a staff member if you're ever interested. Read on for a little more info about these 'jobs'.

Are you familiar with FFH and our race system? Are you quick to learn and good to follow instructions? You might be a good Race Steward candidate! Race stewards are responsible for following a spreadsheet to create races - there's no set amount you have to make per week, but you'll earn PC for making them! This does require some effort, but you can choose your own pace of making races. It's a great way to supplement your PC income if you have attention to detail and patience.

Can you do art in a similar style and quality as FFH's items, horses, or background art? We're always happy to consider player submission for item art, horse markings, icons, backgrounds, and even banners/skins. Items that are still wearing the sad little "no art yet" image are the best things to consider if you're wanting to try your hand at art. If you're interested, all you need to do is contact Issa (#1) on FFH or Discord and provide a portfolio or examples that show your ability to create art in a similar style. You can also indicate if you have any specific ideas in mind already - perhaps you want to do a spooky fall background or maybe you have your eye on making the image for Item X.

There are also times when players may be asked to help in other ways such as the Handbook Hunt where players can search the handbook and modbox errors to be fixed for PC. PC amounts will vary based on what is asked and how significant the find is.



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Making Magic
Issa (#1)
09/26/22 7:27 pm
Registration is open for October's trick or treat BGA tournament! Join to win cool (or is it ghoul?) prizes! For more info or to sign up, check out the #🏆tournament-info channel.
Issa (#1)
09/20/22 3:39 pm
Purses for Initiate's Quest races have been increased to $6,000,000.
Issa (#1)
09/19/22 1:15 pm
The Events page has a small update to include reminders for a few key dates/events.
Issa (#1)
09/19/22 11:28 am
Looking to cut back on racers? Mark your calendars now! We'll be hosting a trial run of an Training Auction in February Y51. Consignments will be open in January and all racing horses who meet the requirements (which will be more relaxed than YA) will be eligible for consignment.
Issa (#1)
09/11/22 1:24 pm
Consignments for the Y50 Yearling Sale are open! The requirements page has been updated and includes a few changes to eligibility and fees.
Issa (#1)
09/05/22 2:15 pm
SIP testing is open again.
Issa (#1)
09/03/22 1:46 pm
Crafting requirements for Blossom Tea and Frozen Nectar have been updated.
Issa (#1)
08/30/22 11:53 am
Cake It Easy tournaments begin Thursday! Make sure you've signed up if you want to participate, received all the invites you needed, and have accepted all your invites.
Issa (#1)
08/28/22 1:28 pm
Training and feeding are reopen! You can now train and feed from a single Care page. All other options (selling, gelding, pasturing, etc.) can be found on the Manage page.
Issa (#1)
08/28/22 12:29 pm
Exercise and Care pages will be inaccessible for a little bit.
Issa (#1)
08/26/22 5:52 pm
Experience gain/loss has been rebalanced, which should make it easier for young horses and others that have been struggling to gain Experience.
Issa (#1)
08/26/22 5:29 pm
PR penalties for racing away from Favorite Distance have been significantly reduced.
Issa (#1)
08/25/22 1:53 pm
Registrations are open for September's Board Game Arena tournaments! No prior experience needed - sign up and join the fun! Details are posted in #🏆tournament-info on Discord.
Issa (#1)
08/18/22 6:02 pm
Frosting markings have been updated and now include a 3rd option. You may need to CTRL+F5 to see the updates.
Issa (#1)
08/16/22 1:09 pm
We've dropped in some backend efficiency improvements for the GB breed. This change has no impacts on gameplay and simply makes scripts run smoother. If you notice anything amiss, such as a GB breed icon not showing up somewhere, please post a bug.
Issa (#1)
08/15/22 3:06 pm
Breeding Info pages have received a little TLC. Stallions now show AFP, Grade, and SIP history at the top of the page. All horses show offspring series winners relevant to their breed.
Issa (#1)
08/14/22 10:40 pm
A bug has been corrected in PRs which may cause some horses to run a few points lower in future races. This decline will be most obvious in horses with high stats and style proficiency. Grade suggestions will be updated as needed after this fix settles in.
Issa (#1)
08/14/22 2:06 pm
You can now Hide Mare from a mare's Breeding Info page. This will hide (or unhide) her from your Mare Services page. This is helpful for mares you know you don't want to breed in the current year but also don't want to pasture or pension. Hidden mares will automatically be unhidden at the end of year.
Issa (#1)
08/11/22 2:40 pm
Stallions can now use multiple Victor's Blades so long as they don't exceed the maximum of 30 foal slots.
Issa (#1)
08/09/22 6:45 pm
Condition and Energy now show on the Exercise page of retired horses.
Issa (#1)
08/09/22 3:41 pm
A Quick View page is now available for retired geldings.
Issa (#1)
08/09/22 3:05 pm
You may now rename custom jockeys from the Jockey page.
Issa (#1)
08/09/22 2:19 pm
Hypomate buttons have been added to the 'Mares Due' lists in Mare Services.
Issa (#1)
08/09/22 2:11 pm
A Hypomate button has been added to pedigrees for all horses to quickly reference how their parents matched.
Issa (#1)
08/08/22 5:30 pm
The Breeding Pass Raffle seems to be in a generous mood!
Issa (#1)
08/08/22 2:04 pm
Risk can only contribute to chances for a major injury if it is high enough to trigger a race note. Any level of Risk still contributes to minor injury chances.
Issa (#1)
08/08/22 2:04 pm
Horses can no longer suffer random injuries in races. Injuries only occur when caused by a controllable factor.
Issa (#1)
08/08/22 2:04 pm
Stud Services shows a warning icon when stallions have low Condition.
Issa (#1)
08/05/22 11:50 am
Male Probability and Athleticism have been added to Hypomate.
Issa (#1)
08/02/22 9:50 pm
Seems like a great night to spread a little extra Joy!
Issa (#1)
08/01/22 5:49 pm
The Performance Ratings page of the Handbook is finished! Click here to view.
Issa (#1)
08/01/22 2:26 pm
The bug causing discrepancies between Birth Max and maxed stats has been fixed. If you have horses impacted by this, you will need to train their stats up to their correct max. (6yo+ will auto max from any training.)
Issa (#1)
07/30/22 1:09 pm
Reminder: Registrations for the August Board Game Arena tournament are open through this weekend. Try to sign up as soon as possible if you need invitations!
Issa (#1)
07/29/22 9:16 pm
Homozygous Cream horses that carry Sooty may need their images reloaded from their Image Gallery.
Issa (#1)
07/28/22 10:07 pm
We're kicking off another long-awaited Project Six contest this year. Details can be found in the Contests forum.
Issa (#1)
07/28/22 5:40 pm
A recap of last night's breeding workshop has been posted on the forum!
Issa (#1)
07/26/22 7:09 pm
New background Origins is now available! You can buy the infinite version in the Pro Shop and the regular version can be acquired in super secret places.
Issa (#1)
07/26/22 3:47 pm
Smelt away, all ye hoarders o' gold!
Issa (#1)
07/25/22 2:14 pm
Registrations are open for August's Ausome Anniverary Board Game Arena tournament. More information can be found on Discord!
Light Shock (#2785)
07/25/22 12:46 am
If you're interested in more Y50 shenanigans, there's a forum post waiting for you! Go check it out.
Issa (#1)
07/23/22 12:13 am
Ready for adventure? Head on over to the Year 50 Celebration! (Thanks Maeve for the gorgeous banner!)
Issa (#1)
07/22/22 7:33 pm
Black and Smoky Black each have 2 new variant bases. A Glow Up button has been activated for horses who have one of the new bases.
Issa (#1)
07/22/22 4:31 pm
Color Shows are open for entering.
Issa (#1)
07/21/22 2:46 pm
Partnerships are now sold at a flat rate of $250,000.
Issa (#1)
07/21/22 2:19 pm
New training option alert! In Company is available to perform as regular training. Benefits are shown in Training Help.
Maeve (#1539)
07/21/22 10:32 am
A new feed has been dropped! Tone can be fed to horses to increase their condition at the expense of rest.
Maeve (#1539)
07/20/22 10:18 pm
Horses with Color Merit or Color Distinction now have a higher chance of passing that respective color to their foals.
Maeve (#1539)
07/20/22 12:25 pm
Geldings are now eligible to retire upon reaching 100% Gelding Advancement.
Maeve (#1539)
07/17/22 4:25 pm
Imports can no longer have Fair Performance Genes or Low Athleticism, Peak, or Travel.
Light Shock (#2785)
07/04/22 6:25 pm
A lovely Goldblood lady from the recent Select Sale was not picked up. She has been relisted in an auction that will end no sooner than 24 hours from now. All bids are done in PC and must be paid for in PC.