World Chef game has some social elements and that includes having friends help you, and you helping friends. This also extends to complete strangers though, as will be explained later. There are 4 ways in which you can help other players or have them help you and each is covered separately.
A new addition in Version 1.20 was to allow players to ask for help with their table orders. When you select a table which you don’t have the required dishes to complete you can send out an SOS to your friends. You are limited to one help request every 8 hours, and you can select which friends will get the SOS request on each table.
When you see the warning screen that you don’t have the correct dishes you can click the new Ask Friends button as seen above. This bring up the Get Assistance dialogue where you can select which of your friends will receive this request before clicking Send. As a result your friends will now see the SOS sign above your table, as seen on the right.
To help friends that have an SOS above their tables, click on it to bring up a dialogue box which allows you to select how many of the dishes you would like to donate (shown below). Every little helps, but if you can fill the order completely I’m sure your friends would appreciate it! If you gain the remaining items before your friend do you can always go back again and add another dish later.
The first area that you can involve helpers is the Vineyard when you unlock the Winemaker at Level 11. When you grow White Grapes or Red Grapes you will get 2 harvests from each vine. After harvesting the second time you will have a dead vine which needs clearing before you can plant another. One way to clear them is using a Tool (chainsaw) which you will have probably already seen among your rewards from serving dishes to visitors. Tools are quite common in the game and cheap to pick up in the Social Market, but better still, you can ask people to clear them for you for free. The added benefit of players using this method is that they earn points from clearing other people’s vines as well.
Once you have a vine that needs clearing, touch on it to bring up your options. You can either use a Chainsaw if you have one, or you can choose the helping hand icon and drag that over your vine instead (Image 1).
This will place a helping hand flag on the vine (Image 2)
Edit: After version 1.20 this changed to an SOS icon and you are now limited to one of these every 12 hours (subject to change).
After a few moments your friends will see this helping hand icon appear next to your avatar in their friends list as seen in the image to the right. With a bit of luck one of them will stop by and clear those for you. Once the vine has been cleared the helping hand icon is replaced by the avatar of the player who helped (Image 3). Touch this avatar to remove it and you will get a prompt giving you the chance to visit them in return. Your land is now clear and ready for you to replant your vine.
If you are helping someone else with their vines the process it easy. When your friends need help you will see the ‘helping hand’ icon appear next to their avatar as you have already seen above. Visit their restaurant and you will see a golden arrow pointing to the area that needs help as it will either be the Vineyard or the Chillout Area. For vines, all you need to do is touch the ‘helping hand’ flag and watch the points roll in for helping someone out!
Chillout Area Events
The second area that you can unlock which involves helpers is the Chillout Area (the pool) when you reach Level 17. This is where having friends can really help your game as some events demand large quantities of dishes.
When you start an event you will have the opportunity to ask for help on 1, 2 or 3 piles of dishes. This amount varies depending on the number of piles required and the level of difficulty. If you can fill all of the dishes yourself then all well and good, but if you can’t, call on help from other players.
You complete the event by selecting one of the required dishes and then if you have enough of them, clicking the green icon to fill it. But you can also ask for help filling the dish from other players. The help bar shows how many helpers you have for this task (1, 2 or 3) and the amount of helpers used. In the example above you can see that I have requested help on 2 dishes, one on Buns and the other on Tacos, leaving me one left to use.
As with the vineyard helpers explained above, this will now put the ‘helping hand’ icon next to your avatar in your friends list to show them that you need help. Once someone fills the dish for you their avatar will appear above the dish to show it’s complete. Once all the dishes are filled with the help of your friends you can complete the event and claim your crate!
If you are looking to help another player with their Event, just tap on one of the piles of food with a ‘helping hand’ icon over and you will see how many of these dishes you have in stock. If you have enough, fill it using the and claim some well earned and , plus the satisfaction of helping another player!
The Social Market
The last way to help friends is to put goods out in the Social Market which are reserved for people in your friends list and not available to the wider community. You might like to sell to friends at a reduced price, or just put out what they need upon request without worrying about strangers grabbing them first!
To reserve sales for friends, make sure you tick the ‘Friends Market’ box when you list your items for sale (seen in the image to the right). You might also like to reduce the price a bit when selling to friends, after all, what goes around, comes around 🙂
Help from the wider community
The Social Market is important for more than just looking for bargains and buying surplus produce from other players, it’s also a way to ask for help from the wider community, not just your friends. Your friends will be able to see your ‘helping hand’ icon on your avatar in the friends list but if you want help from the wider community, simply put something out for sale in the Social Market. This way, other people will see that you need help, the result being that a complete stranger might visit your restaurant and clear those vine patches or fill your event helpers for you. Players with surplus stock often trawl the Social Market looking for helpers and fill them whenever they can to earn more points so you might find help faster this way than waiting for your friends to pop up online.