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 entering your horses early, 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 a week without spending real money.

The following tips are broken down into 3 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.
Gameplay
Early Entry Incentive
Early entry incentives are probably the easiest way to earn PC without having to do anything else than just enter your horses - if you enter early in the meet, you are rewarded up to 1-3 PC for each entry. You won't get PC for every entry, but it still adds up over time. It's basically free PC without much effort! You would enter your horses anyway, so why not do it a bit earlier and earn some PC while doing so? If you enter an average of 100 horses each week, that could be around 100-200 PC in your pocket!
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.
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. Many players receive 5+ 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. 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. Completing collections also unlocks new items in the Workshop, which will open up more opportunities to earn PC (see below).
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.
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 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 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 an 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.

You can also accept item trades in exchange for stud fees. While this doesn't award PC directly, you could list these items in your shop to turn them into a PC profit later. Or - just use this as an opportunity to get the Pro Items (or stable upgrades) you need without having to buy them directly.
Extra Opportunities
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 requires 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.

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Issa (#1)
09/20/20 8:44 pm
Prizes for the Color Hunt are in the process of being awarded. Check your PMs to make your selections!
Issa (#1)
09/20/20 4:18 pm
As of next Sunday, the start of July A, the Pro Shop will resume cyclical/seasonal stocking of items.
Issa (#1)
09/20/20 11:54 am
Timber Tournament and Crusader's Challenge winners from Y38 to Y41 have been awarded their trophies and prizes!
Issa (#1)
09/16/20 11:20 am
Welcome Waylon (#1593) to the mod team! Also a (very) belated hello to mods Light Shock (#2785) and Bucky (#2464) who were regrettably not formally announced.
Issa (#1)
09/15/20 4:47 pm
Genotypes have been reduced to $200,000 ($150,000 if you have the appropriate Business skill). The Pro Coin option has likewise been reduced to 20 PC.
Issa (#1)
09/13/20 11:56 am
Gem and Trinity Prospect icons have been removed.
Issa (#1)
09/07/20 5:33 pm
Horses in all sections of the stable now show a quick check for show entry, which is greyed out if they are not currently eligible (or opted in) to enter shows.
Issa (#1)
09/07/20 2:47 pm
Yearlings now show checkmarks on the stable page to designate when have a yearling buddy assigned.
Issa (#1)
09/07/20 2:46 pm
A bug with Bundle of TLC has been fixed. If you had TLC active on any horses, it has been returned to your inventory.
Issa (#1)
09/07/20 1:46 pm
Out slot mares will no longer earn Golden Apples while on pasture.
Issa (#1)
09/07/20 1:10 pm
Players now have unlimited Import rolls, but are still limited to 5 purchases per breed per year.
Issa (#1)
09/05/20 5:14 pm
Peer Comparison are no longer available for horses that have been transitioned to marathon, steeplechase, or driving trials.
Issa (#1)
09/02/20 3:10 pm
Due to a severe bug causing horses to be created with no stats, some March foals have been reset. All imports and horse trader horses affected by this bug have also been removed. Purchase prices and trader tickets have been refunded.
Issa (#1)
09/01/20 4:50 pm
Customs, Imports, Horse Trader, and Select Sale horses will all start with reasonable levels of Rested from this point forward.
Issa (#1)
08/19/20 10:38 pm
2 year old races will be offered for Standardbreds beginning this year!
Issa (#1)
08/17/20 9:27 pm
Sending Sparks of Joy rewards Pro Coins!
Issa (#1)
08/17/20 9:26 pm
Horses may now transition to Steeplechase if they have at least 90% Maturity and are 3 years of age. Steeplechase races have been changed to 4yo+. Courage will play a greater role in Steeplechase races.
Issa (#1)
08/17/20 8:21 pm
Appendix horses have updated icons to make them easier to find.
Issa (#1)
08/17/20 4:18 pm
Favorite stallions are sorted into their own section of Genotype and Quick Match results.
Issa (#1)
08/16/20 9:14 pm
Select Sale horses can no longer be sold.
Issa (#1)
08/16/20 1:22 pm
Blossom Tea now only increases Maturity to a minimum of 60%.
Issa (#1)
08/15/20 8:17 pm
Don't forget your yearling partnerships! The clock's ticking!
Issa (#1)
08/14/20 10:25 am
Maturity was updated for yearlings to be a little more in line with the new standard (with a lot of grace!). We've decided not to adjust horses 2yo+ as it's too difficult to account for variables that may have impacted their Maturity. You'll start experiencing the new system properly with yearlings incoming in Y42.
Issa (#1)
08/10/20 3:06 pm
Maximum age of eligibility for Gelding Advancement has temporarily been increased to 12. This will be available through the end of February.
Issa (#1)
08/10/20 10:42 am
Bedazzling Shampoo may now be used from your Inventory.
Issa (#1)
08/08/20 10:23 pm
Every 3rd freshman stallion a stable breeds to will not require a Breeding Pass. (In other words: 1 out of every 3 freshman breedings will not use a pass.)
Issa (#1)
08/08/20 10:22 pm
Horse Trader colts will improve to the maximum possible Geldability gene upon retirement.
Issa (#1)
07/14/20 10:19 pm
Experience and Rested are now reflected with stars which vary in color similar to Morale.
Issa (#1)
07/12/20 7:58 pm
Yearling auctions are open for consignment through the end of August!
Issa (#1)
07/12/20 1:55 pm
The maximum cap for color show points has been increased from 10 to 15.
Issa (#1)
07/12/20 1:51 pm
Color show purses have been adjusted. The purse will now be a 'jackpot' combined from the base $10,000 entry fee of every entry, scaling based on number of entries. A $100,000 minimum purse remains in place in the case of shows with less than 10 entries.
Issa (#1)
07/09/20 9:45 am
Horses now show a note when they do not have wraps equipped during a race. This does not trigger an icon and can only be seen by viewing the results.
Issa (#1)
07/05/20 11:36 am
Auction vouchers will no longer be awarded for auctions.
Issa (#1)
06/27/20 10:13 am
We've added a new community feature: Horse Hunt! Check in daily(ish) for a new mystery horse to find.
Issa (#1)
06/26/20 6:50 pm
Stablewide Show Results can now be accessed from your Stable Results page.
Issa (#1)
06/23/20 1:03 pm
The cost of stallion Spotlight Ads have been reduced to $200,000.
Issa (#1)
06/23/20 11:14 am
Grey yearlings may now participate in Color Shows if they are otherwise eligible.
Issa (#1)
06/21/20 9:59 pm
Show results from last week had some hiccups with points and earnings. They'll be fixed later this week. In the meantime, you can go ahead and enter new shows!
Issa (#1)
06/21/20 9:16 pm
Shows will award a maximum of 10 points for the time being. (Y'all tossed waaaaay more ponies into them than we imagined!)
Issa (#1)
06/21/20 3:22 pm
Morale is now displayed as colored stars rather than a sliding scale bar.
Issa (#1)
06/21/20 3:20 pm
Refusal chances for Gate Training and Interval workouts have been swapped. Horses will now refuse Interval (G-B and B-G) less often and Gate Training more often.
Issa (#1)
06/21/20 11:04 am
Yearlings who compete in 5 Color Shows will receive a boost to their Travel ability.
Issa (#1)
06/17/20 6:59 pm
Horses have heights now which are rolled within a breed-appropriate range for foundation horses and genetically inherited from parents of bred horses. Ominous, if I say so myself.
Issa (#1)
06/16/20 8:33 pm
Hype will now slightly decrease a horse's Experience and Well Rested traits.
Issa (#1)
06/14/20 6:06 pm
Horse Trader stallions will receive a 200 PC bonus if they are accepted into SIP. This has been retroactively awarded for active (not pensioned) HT stallions.
Issa (#1)
06/14/20 5:49 pm
Peerless has been corrected to only assign to horses who are Peerless by birth. This may have removed Peerless awards from some horses who had attained it by other methods previously.
Issa (#1)
06/14/20 5:46 pm
Horses sired by Horse Trader stallions or who are from the Horse Trader themselves will earn doubled rewards when they earn Performance Merit and Performance Distinction.
Issa (#1)
06/14/20 10:30 am
Horses may now be fed again! Feeding any type of grain will slightly boost Morale and Condition.
Issa (#1)
06/14/20 10:18 am
Feeding is temporarily unavailable.
Issa (#1)
06/13/20 7:43 pm
Buddy Workouts will be temporarily unavailable after tonight's rollover.