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|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.
|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!
|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!
|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).
|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 $1,000,000 = 100 PC, but it can vary. If buying in bulk, you can often buy it for a lower rate. You can make a post in the Forums or Discord and, if you find a person to trade with, you can arrange a trade from your Bank. Just simply go to Bank, click 'View Trades' (found under Pro Coin Trades) and make a trade offer.
|Golden Apple Orchard & Referrals
As mentioned above, you can buy a variety of Pro Items in the Golden Apple Orchard with the Golden Apples you earn. You earn apples primarily by entering races with allowance races having the highest chance to earn them (as long as your horse does not receive a Handily note), but you can earn them other ways as well. Arcane Trees (Vale of Runes > Arcane Fields) can be harvested for Golden Apples every game month.
Players who have maxed out their skills are awarded apples when they level up. You also earn Golden Apples when you refer new players to FFH. As an added bonus, you'll earn experience as your referred players level up, which helps you level up faster. This means referring players will help you earn more money and see more success in breeding/racing as you'll unlock skills quickly - and then you'll get those shiny Golden Apples once your skills are maxed.
|If you have any studs standing, you have the option to set their fee to PC. The amount of PC you can earn from stud fees varies depending on the quality of your stud. Typically you don't want to set a PC fee unless your stallion is Select Sale or perhaps a very fancy Goldblood (custom) or Import. High-quality stallions with rare colors can stand for up to 2,000+ PC, although you'll need to carefully consider how much interest (requests) you'll miss out on as your fee creeps higher.
If your stallion isn't "fancy" or you aren't sure he's worth listing for PC only, you can also offer the possibility for players to choose whether they want to pay in FFH$ 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.
|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 three times 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.
|Board Game Arena Tournaments
| There are often Board Game Arena (BGA) Tournaments hosted monthly, with signup links to them being posted in Discord. These are free to participate in, all you need is a BGA account (also free to create). Once you have one created, you can contact one of the admin or moderators to have yourself added to the FFH BGA group, which will allow you to participate in tournaments. From there, it’s as simple as just registering for any game tournaments you’re interested in. These generally have either participation prizes or prizes for the top three placings in each tournament, with prizes varying. These don’t always reward PC, but the items they do usually award can be sold if so desired. Raffle tickets to raffles are also sometimes awarded as prizes.
If you wish to participate but do not have Discord, contact a moderator or admin.
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.