Like many other free games out there, Hay Day also has its premium currency in the form of Diamonds. However, while some games offer unfair advantages to the players who invest real money to obtain the premium currency, Hay Day balances this out by offering minimum advantages, such as speeding things up, while the main use of diamonds is for buying cosmetic items for the farm.
With the right amount of diamonds, just about anyone can add their personal touch to their farms in Hay Day. However, if you have no desire to invest your hard-earned money on the game, how are you supposed to get your hands on some diamonds?
The answer is Achievements.
Achievements are the game’s way of tracking milestones that you have achieved throughout your gameplay sessions, such as selling X amount of money on the roadside shop, harvesting a specific number of veggies, completing a number of truck deliveries, and so on. Upon reaching these milestones, a ribbon icon will appear on top of the farmhouse. If you click on the ribbon, you will receive a prize corresponding to the achievements you’ve completed, which are usually XP and valuable diamonds.
In this sense, striving to complete achievements is a slow, but sure way of obtaining some premium currency for use in your farm.
While each achievement requires the player to fulfill different conditions, they share one thing in common: they come in three levels, each awarding better rewards than the last, and which are represented in ribbons of three colors. The first level of an achievement is represented by a green ribbon; the second level is represented by a blue ribbon; the third and last level is represented by a red ribbon.
The third level is the most difficult of the three to achieve and, understandably, gives the highest amount of XP and diamonds. The level 1 achievement usually gives 1 diamonds, while the level 2 frequently gives around 2 to 5 diamonds, and the level 3 gives from 3 to 10 diamonds.
For your convenience, we have compiled a list of achievements in Hay Day, so that you can view them comfortably here, instead of in the cumbersome in-game menu:
|Achievement||Requirement||Level 1||Level 2||Level 3|
|Beep Beep!||Complete truck deliveries||20||500||2,000|
|Patronage||Sell goods to visitors a # of times||8||200||2,500|
|Cha-Ching!||Make money at your roadside shop||200||5,000||25,000|
|Stevedore||Make coins in revenue loading boats||3,000||25,000||100,000|
|Egghead||Collect a number of eggs||12||600||3,600|
|Got Milk?||Collect a number of milk jugs||6||500||2,150|
|Baconator||Collect a number of bacon strips||10||200||1,500|
|Sheep Shearer||Collect a specific amount of wool||20||300||1,800|
|Goat Goader||Collect a number of goat milk jugs||20||300||1,800|
|Hyper Harvester||Harvest a number of fields within a time period||50 in 10 minutes||200 in 20 minutes||200 in 10 minutes|
|Turbo Trucker||Deliver a number of orders in 30 minutes||10||20||30|
|Hyper Herder||Collect animal products within a time period||30 in 45 minutes||60 in 45 minutes||60 in 30 minutes|
|Captain||Load a number of consecutive boats||3||6||12|
|Citizen Kane||Place a number of ads in the Daily Dirt||5||100||2,000|
|Farm Tycoon||Build a number of production buildings||10||15||20|
|Dream Farm||Invest a number of coins in decorating your farm||100||2,500||50,000|
|Fruit Farmer||Pick an amount of fruits||12||600||3,600|
|Berry Picker||Pick an amount of berries||10||200||2,150|
|Green Thumb||Revive a number of fruit trees or berry bushes||20||500||2,000|
|Gold Miner||Excavate a specified number of gold ores||5||100||2,000|
|Helter Smelter||Produce a number of metal bars||8||400||3,800|
|Best Friends||Buy a number of pets||2||4||6|
|Tasty Treats||Feed your pets a number of times||10||400||3,800|
|Co-op||Fill a number of crates for other players’ boat orders||10||75||500|
|Land Owner||Expand your farm a number of times||3||7||17|
|High Roller||Spin the wheel of fortune a number of consecutive days||7||14||28|
|Boat Score Hunter||Achieve a number of boat leaderboard points||400||5,000||15,000|
|Sports Fisher||Fish a number of fish||5||150||1,000|
|Big Game Fisher||Catch the specified weight of fish||30 lbs||900 lbs||6,000lbs|
|Fish Farmer||Expand the fishing area a number of times||2||4||6|
|Fisherman’s Friend||Fish a number of consecutive days||7||14||28|
|Lobster Gourmand||Harvest a number of lobster tails||5||50||500|
|Pool Party||Have a number of simultaneous lobsters in the pool||2||4||6|
|Happy Town Visitors||Serve a number of little people||10||100||2,000|
|Master of Service||Build a number of service buildings||2||4||6|
|Town Explorer||Expand the town a number of times||2||8||18|
|Duck Coiffeur||Harvest a number of duck feathers||10||100||1,000|
|Beauty Salon||Have a number of simultaneous ducks in the salon||2||4||6|
|Sweet Treat||Harvest a number of honeycombs||15||300||4,500|
|All Abuzz||Have a number of bees||3||6||12|
|Diligent Neighbor||Collect a number of derby points||300||2,000||38,000|
|Taskmaster||Complete a number of derby tasks||3||20||225|
|Derby Champ||Participate in a number of Champions League derbies||3||15||40|
|Generous Neighbor||Donate a number of items to your neighbors||60||450||4,000|
|Savannah Sanctuary||Collect a number of animals in your sanctuary||2||4||6|
|Big Appetites||Feed sanctuary animals a number of times||5||40||1,500|
|Bingo Bonanza||Obtain a number of lines in the bingo derby||2||8||20|
|Savannah Babies||Obtain a number of savannah babies in your sanctuary||2||4||6|
Out of all these achievements, two of them give different rewards. The Generous Neighbor awards you with decorations for your house in each level, while the Derby Champ achievement gives you different trophies for each level. Furthermore, keep in mind that, as you complete achievements, your farmhouse will change in physical appearance, which will reflect the progress that you’ve currently made in the game.
For more reasons than one, the achievements are worth working for. With this list in hand, you can easily choose which ones to work towards, as well as keep track of the ones you’ve completed. Keep in mind that you can always consult these milestones by clicking on your farmhouse. This is great for keeping track of completed achievements but is horrible for tracking those that are in progress since the window is quite small, and the list of achievements is all the contrary.