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Rock On!

March 2, 2010

Restaurant City has just been updated! The theme this week as I am sure you can guess of the title of the blog, is Rock! Not as in the stone, but as in the music!

In addition to the new items that will be released on Thursday at midnight in the GMT timezone, we have also added some new things to the game this week, I hope you´ll the changes the team have made for you!


Do you find it difficult to know what friends on your friends list are new to the game? Are you finding it difficult to know who you have visited to get a first-visit-ingredient? Well, no more! You will now see a tag of New! for friends you have not visited before. This makes it easier to know who are new on your friendslist and who you need to visit to get a free ingredient!
The recipe sorting changed a few weeks back, now it has changed again!  Tutorial recipes now displays first. It will then show you limited recipes sorted by expiry time. Then it will display the new recipes and finally the remainder of recipes are sorted by the order of when they were added to the game. I understand this is a bit confusing with all these changes, but we hope this latest tweak to the recipes will make it easier to use and easier to understand how the recipes are sorted!

You will also notice that the ingredient rarity calculation have changed. So, the ingredient rarity are now calculated based on the in-game scarcity as well as the approximate usage in dishes.   You will also know that the Playfish Cash price for  the ingredients are determined by the rarity rating, which means that the lower-rarity ingredients are the cheapest to buy.

  • 5 stars: Cheese, Vanilla, Egg, Cream, Flour, Strawberry, Beef, Rice, Salad, Sugar, Milk, Potato  (8 Playfish Cash)
  • 4 stars: Pork, Garlic, Chocolate, Bayleaf, Coffee, Beans, Tea, Leaves, Water, Coriander, Tomato, Bread, Chili, Saffron, Wasabi (7 Playfish Cash)
  • 3 stars: Chicken, Prawn, Lemon, Oregano, Mango, Ice Cream, Ginger, Basil, Lime, Sausage, Butter (6 Playfish Cash)
  • 2  stars: Leek, Lobster, Onion, Ice, Pasta, Sweetcorn, Lamb, Peas, Tuna, Pomegranate, Mushroom, Noodles (5 Playfish Cash)
  • 1 star: Tofu, Banana, Peach, Kiwi, Apple, Turkey, Pumpkin, Raisins, Carrot, Dragon, Fruit, Orange, Bacon, Pepperoni, Beans (4 Playfish Cash)


I mentioned in the forum before the weekend that new free gifts would “soon” become available. Some of you were asking what “soon” meant. Well, the free gifts are now here for you to send to your friends!

There are two different categories for the free gifts that you can send to friends: Employee Food or Decorative Items. The employee foods and Decorative item categories are self explanatory, so I won´t dwell on the details. And also, for each gift your friends accept, you will get a mystery item! So it´s an all-round good deal to send gifts! Note that the Decorative items are exclusive to the free gifts feature and that they cannot be purchased in the stores! You will see a full list of the items that are available to send as free gifts alongside the items that will appear on Thursdays! The twist is, you can start sending the decorative items for the Rock theme already today!

Note also that some of these gifts are level-gated that means that in order for you to send some of the free gifts, you  need to be at a certain level.


This week there are also two new permanent additions to the recipes that you can learn.  The Monster Burger for Main Course, which by the way uses no less that two beef,  I am sure this burger is not for those picky eaters! And then there is the new Starter dish, the Mega Nachos.

From Wikipedia, about Nachos, there are many different variations for Nachos, but we hope we have captured the essence of it in Restaurant City!

Nachos are a popular corn-based food of Mexican origin associated with Tex-Mex cuisine that are can be either made quickly to serve as a snack or prepared with more ingredients to make a full meal. In their simplest form, nachos are simply tortilla chips or totopos covered in melted cheese. First created circa 1943 by Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya, the original nachos consisted of fried corn tortillas covered with melted cheddar cheese and pickled jalapeño peppers.

There are many big burgers in the world, but have a read about one burger that is definetely big:

In America the challenge to create the world’s biggest burger is one that is taken very seriously indeed. It began with the imaginable 6 pounds of meat used to make the “Olde 96er” at Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub in Clearfield, Pennsylvania.  (…)
Since its launch on to the menu, the Olde 96er has drawn attention from all over the world. The pub itself challenges eaters to finish the burger within 3 hours to make it onto the Denny’s wall of fame and receive the burger for free. Many challengers have tried to eat the burger within 3 hours and most have failed, including veteran competitive eating star Eric “Badlands” Booker.

Monster Burger (Main Course) Mega Nachos (Starter)


Is your avatar searching for his/her inner rock star? This week you can create a Restaurant that will help unleash the musical side of life! Music is a popular trend right now and you can with help of the ites that will be available at Midnight GMT on Thursday create the ultimate rock´n´roll themed restaurant!

As for the item releases, this means that if you are in London, you will get the items at Midnight on Thursdays, if you are in Los Angeles, you will get the items at 4pm on Wednesdays,  if you are in New York, you will get the items at 7pm on Wednesdays and if you are in Hong Kong, you will get the items at 8am on Thursdays. These are all local converted times, to convert the time from where you live, you can use this timezone converter.

Okay, so for the inside of your restaurant this week there will be some great items available! You definitely need to check out the animated Stage Lights and the Stage Lights Column, these two items look fantastic on their own, but if you theme them up with the Rock Star Table (only available through free gift), the Drumset and the Electric Guitar, you are definitely at the starting point of creating something truly special!

And make sure you do not miss out on the Music Note or the DJ Stove.  The DJ Stove will help your chefs cook their food 5% faster, while the Music Note will spawn music notes inside your restaurant, the more Music Notes you have, the more music notes will be spawned (no sound).

Stage Lights Gig Speaker (only available through free gifts) Stage Crate (only available through free gifts)
Guitar Chair Drum Table Cymbals (only
available through free gifts
Snare Drum (only available through free gifts) Bass Drum Electric Guitar
Gig Microphone Dark Blue Wall Dark Blue Carpet
Spiky Wall Stage Light Column Rock Star Table  (only available through free gifts)
Rock Star Chair  (only available through free gifts) Drumset Bongo Drums (only available through free gifts)
Gold Record White Wall Mounted Guitar Pink Wall Mounted Guitar (only available through free gifts)
picture coming soon
Barrier Keyboard Stagelit Wall
Music Note DJ Stove

For the outside of your restaurant this week we are banking on you being able to theme up these two fantastic roofs we will be adding with items that are already existing int he shops! I know that I am going to have great trouble whether to buy the Dueling Guitars or the Musical Roof, they both look absolutely fantastic! And make sure you check out the new Rock Banner as well as the Red Motorbike, they are must-haves!

Musical Roof
Dueling Guitars Red Motorbike Rock Banner


And I have one more thing I need to tell you about this week! You can now find missing wallets/purses in your friends restaurant when you help them out! You do not always find missing wallets/purses, but make sure you visit your friends in order to see if you can find any!

If you find a missing wallet/purse, you need to post a feed. The feed will be posted not on your wall, but on your friends wall.  If your friend chooses to claim his/her missing wallet/purse they will receive 500 coins! And if they at that time chooses to give you a reward for finding the wallet/purse, they can post a feed to your wall where you can accept a 500 coins finders fee! But remember, only you and your friend who are posting the feeds on each others wall can accept the free coins, any other friends who click on the feed will not receive anything. So make sure you check your own profile for missing wallets/purses and finder-fee posts from now on!

Phew, that was a lot of information in one blog post! I hope you like the changes we have done to the game, we love getting feedback so make sure you post yours below!  Have a fun-filled Restaurant City week!


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