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Light-bulbSolution to THORN dillema!!!

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by Jodi Zick - Jun 22, 2010 Star_s8,321 views

Okay, so for the past week and a half I have been patiently waiting for thorns to grow on my frontier. I tried letting grass grow, thinking maybe that would help move things along. Well, I ended up with lots of grass, wildflowers, rocks, cacti, and bones- no thorns. I planted more trees, thinking that if I had something resembling a "dense forest" that thorns would grow.. nope, didn't work.
SO.. today I went on the Zynga forums and saw a post suggesting that perhaps thorns only grow in certain areas, and the areas that they highlighted just happened to be full of buildings and animals and crops on my frontier. So I immediately moved everything (except for the outlying trees) away from the given area and... two hours later, I have ONE THORN already!!! :)

So, if, like me, you have been stuck trying to grow thorns to no avail, here is what you need to do:

Clear out the back of your plot... especially the back corner. I originally cleared the upper left half, and right away a thorn popped up. I then cleared out the upper right half also, to see if maybe it would speed things along. I now have had four thorns pop up in the past 24 hours, all of them near the back corner. Of course, I'm not saying they won't grow elsewhere, this is just what has worked for me.

Hope this helps!! :)

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It worked !!! tks U so much :D

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I did what you did i was reading on forums too. It really works i had 1 thorn also in bout 1-2hours and 5 thorns in past 12 hours :)

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There is a nasty trick. Visit Jack's homestead. You can find 2 thorns (seach between trees) in the top left corner. When you finished clearing those two thorns, go back to your home then load Jack's home again and the thorns will be back. It's working with all homes (all players) at any time.

You need 5 cows but only one neighbor has only one cow? No problem, work on the cow, go back to your home, reload your friend's home and work on the cow again. Do it 5 times and you're done. :)

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Maybe it's like with the trees - once you clear all of them, they don't come back? They used to pop out for me all around the place, but now that I cleared them all and then got to "A Thorny Problem" quest, they're not appearing any more... :( Same with the cactus!!! I've been waiting for days for one thorn and one cactus to complete the quest...

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I'm not saying your wrong, but I get them popping up all over my farm, not just the upper left corner

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If you divided your plot into four square sections, the "upper left half" would consist of both the square at the top of the screen and the square on the left of the screen.

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upper left half?

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