Archive for February, 2013

Be a Strawberry and Corn Farmer!

February 25th, 2013 by TirNua Anna Leave a comment Share on Facebook

Get those farming overalls on - this week we are introducing a new way to make money in the game! You can make a living as a farmer in TirNua and sell your produce back to the game.





We have had the Farmer’s Market for a long time and you were able to sell fruit to supplement your income. Now we are adding sales carts for strawberries and corn too!

You can grow these much faster than you grow new fruit trees, so we think this will be a very welcome addition to the ways you can make money in the game. This will also be a great way for a new player to get started earning tau!





To find the Farmer’s Market, search for Tirnua Farmer’s Market or simply click on this link:

Jump directly into the game and go to TirNua Farmer’s Market


Drag and drop your produce on the right cart and click Sell.


Hint: Easily find Farmer’s Market from your home lot

If you would like to make your own goto arrow to the Farmer’s market, buy one of the goto arrows in the TirNua store. Place it on the ground and switch to Recycle mode. Click the arrow to add the following number to it: 6155081





When you step on the arrow you will be automatically taken to the market!

All our residents will find a selection of arrows in the VIP store for a nice discount this week. There’s also a discount on chocolate stands.

Start your own Farmer’s Market!

The carts have also been released in a player version - you can buy your own corn and strawberry carts and start up your own Farmer’s market - what can you do to make your market more interesting than the TirNua one? Let your imagination run wild! You can find the carts in the Featured store. :)

Plastic Jumbo Bins

Grab yourself a plastic big bin - these long awaited bins are now available in the Featured and Misc stores!





Our collection of big bins is growing!

Buy one for each type of resource - don’t haul around too many small bins in inventory. The less you haul around, the faster you will load the game. These bins also save you a lot of time when you don’t have to keep recycling small bins and dealing with the trash.


For the gardeners out there…

Spring is closing in and here’s the garden stakes for geranium and daffodil! You can use these as a fun addition to your garden, or use your imagination for games, events, hybridization charts, you name it!



Other fixes and changes

We have been quietly working behind the scenes the past weeks, such as working on new player experience, working on quests etc and preparing the game for the future.
Here are a few things you might notice have happened:

  • More lots are now getting polluted backgrounds
  • Catalog image fixed for a wooden floor
  • Overhaul to quests and help section (ongoing)

Let us know what you think in the comments. :)


TirNua Anna and the Catroo Team


Metal Big Bins and Free Love

February 14th, 2013 by TirNua Anna Leave a comment Share on Facebook

Time for another mid-week release - this time we are getting big Jumbo bins for Metal!

As usual these can be found in the Featured store as well as in the Miscellaneous store where components are.

Change to Trash and Toxic bins

The big bins for trash and toxic are now untradeable and unsellable in stores, just like their small counterparts.

Free Love and Hugs!

Check out the FREE love and hugs in the Valentine’s Store, only until Valentine’s day is over! Send some to your friends and enjoy. Happy V-Day everyone! :)

TirNua Anna and the Catroo Team


Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 11th, 2013 by TirNua Anna Leave a comment Share on Facebook

Happy Valentine’s day from the TirNua team!


We’ve got CHOCOLATE!

We have a new food source in TirNua! If you are in the mood for something sweet, grab yourself some of these calorie bombs - remember what doesn’t go to waste goes to the waistline… These are packed with emotional nutrition and made with love by Mimi.




Shot of Love and Happiness

Grab a Shot of Love and Happiness and see if Cupid brings you true love this Valentine’s!





These are a goofy item that you might like - they can contain one or two little items. If you get Cupid he boosts your capacity for love! You hit the real jackpot if you get shot by two cupids at the same time. Then you are bound to find your love this Valentines!

Try it out or send it to a friend.

The little heart that floats up shows you what you got, so make sure to keep your eyes open when you open it up. :)


New badges - Mutant flowers!

We fixed some old problems with badges and we can now start making more of them!

There are two new badges for you to enjoy and to help you advance your Green Thumb total scores - it’s the Mutant Flumbrella and Mutant Star Cactus badges!





In order to get these achievements, you need to reproduce one of these plants and have the offspring turn out to be a mutant. You get the badge once the new mutant reaches maturity.

We also retire these plants from the store pretty quickly to give the player stores a chance, so the Flumbrella can only be bought from another player. We retired all the other old potted plants too, so now it’s up to you players to keep them from going extinct from the game. The only way to get them is from another player.

If you have more ideas for badges you would like to have, let us know in the comments!


Tophat change

The Tophat now announces to room chat what you got.

We think that’s more fun and prevents cheating. What do you think about it?





There’s also two new heart shaped candy boxes! Send one to your sweetheart. :)

These are purely decoration, very nice for the waistline. You can have any amount of them without having to run it off on the treadmill later!



Other changes and fixes

  • Verified that inviting a Facebook friend gives 500 tau - there isn’t yet a message
  • Trash machine payouts (sums) were slightly raised, again






Thank you all for your continued support!


Happy Valentine’s Day! :)

TirNua Anna and the Catroo Team


The Bride Who Changed Her Mind

February 8th, 2013 by TirNua Anna Leave a comment Share on Facebook

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and the wedding planners have decorated the wedding site beautifully! Mimi Gardens looks stunning with its vibrant purple flowers. This place is simply amazing!



Click on the images to see the lot in its full glory! :)

And now you are allowed to change your mind… The lot also comes in pretty red!



There are even some fitting new chairs for seating!

You can create your own dream wedding or other upscale event.



Support for non-rotating lots!

TirNua now supports non-rotating lots! This is going to open up a lot of possibilities for us and you, and it also makes the lots load faster. Mimi Gardens (our beautiful wedding scene) is the first one of those lots. When this background is applied to a lot, the turning buttons are removed.

You will find the lots already for sale in the stores.

For those who missed out on the Sunken Shrine event, you can now join in cleaning up Mimi Gardens over at the Love Resort area. This time it’s not required in order to unlock the lot. The lot is called “The Bride Who Changed Her Mind”. :)

Note that this background can be applied to all 12 x 20 size lots with a grassy background (Hillside, Low Lands and Fertile Plains - basically where the map is green). It does not resize with the lot, and it supports one rotation.


New plant - the Star Cactus

We have another new plant in the stores - this time it’s the Star Cactus!

The varieties you can get are endless, the plant can change its pattern and shape as you can see in the picture. It can go for a whole week without watering. Mandi K was the first one to guess what plant we would be getting - you guessed it within 3 minutes after us asking the question. If we had a TirNua Book of Records, you would be in it. ;)



As you probably have seen, the Flumbrella has now retired back to the toxic waste mound from where it came… It’s now up to you players to make sure it doesn’t go extinct! There are currently 294 Flumbrellas and 95 cacti in the world. Save the species!

Another interesting fact: The persona with the largest amount of potted plants is Chester with 9905, then we have Simone with 2890 and Wennie with 2654 flowers. Go green thumbs! :)


Recycling Machines

Recycling machines have now started giving slightly more payouts than before and also give a little more resources per the amount of trash. Thanks for your feedback! Remember to (as always) keep mental value up while sorting. The higher your mental value is, the bigger your chance for both payouts and resources!

The recycle machine also stops if it’s full of resources - that way you don’t lose any. Make sure to empty it every now and then to keep it running!


Other changes and fixes

  • We reduced the cfp of supergrow and fertilizer slightly
  • The tooltip for components shows bin cfp, material cfp and material accumulated cfp
  • Yellow batteries now hold 800 energy, to make it easier for our new players, but had their cfp cost increased
  • Fixed badges, including the Variety pack 2, 3 and 4 badges. Give them a try!


Known issues

If you want to purchase GP / Residency / tau through Facebook, secure browsing can stop the popup window from showing up. If this happens to you please use the workaround to temporarily disable secure browsing on your Facebook account settings - turn it back on when your purchase is complete. We are aware of this and will fix it as soon as possible. Thank you all so much for your support!

Keep an eye out for more tasty goodies before Valentine’s! ;)


TirNua Anna and the Catroo Team


Mini Deco Contest Highlights!

February 3rd, 2013 by TirNua Anna Leave a comment Share on Facebook

Thank you for all the great entries in the mini deco contest!

The contestants have received their prizes and we are showing you just a few of them! We picked these three as we thought they were an especially creative use of the small space, and they also look awesome. Well done everyone! :)






Lord Crisis: Crisis Acres





Trystan: Lovely Day For A Picnic





Annie Parks: Annie’s First Party


It was extremely difficult to pick these and there are so many more that should have been here - please go over to our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/TirNua and have a look at all the other fantastic entries!

TirNua Anna and the Catroo Team


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