This is probably a silly question, but I have yet to figure it out, and it has yet to be filled out on fogu.
For example, I want to buy the Pink Furniture blueprint from Rebecca but it says I need to be a 3rd Year Intermediate Farmer, which apparently I'm not since she's not selling it. How does one raise their degree? I don't even know how to check to see what farm degree I am at the moment.
I thought it was just an overall estimation in what you've done in the game (products shipped, animals raised, etc). I'm a "3rd Year Novice" in the first year's winter. Though it would be nice to know how many "year" levels there are for each rank. It probably goes something like 1st Year Novice -> 2nd Year Novice -> ... -> 4th Year Novice -> 1st Year Intermed or something like that.
Granted that's all just guesswork and speculation, though I'm pretty sure it's a representation of every stat the game tracks for you to give you a sort of overall game score.
Xbox GT - fallouthirteen 3DS FC - 5112 - 4839 - 8419
Of course fogu isn't updated on that! I wonder (just speculation) if it has something to do with the ranks you earn (unknown brand, popular brand, etc) in festivals? That info was under my title... so I wonder? I think I have another festival coming up (cow) so I'll let you know if my rank changes (of course I will have to do better! lol!)
Thank you! I'm glad I'm not the only one who's a bit confused by this lol Yeah I'm just sort of guessing how it might work. I wish I knew what exactly I had to do to raise it, but I guess for now all I can do is keep doing well in festivals and good farmwork like you said. I also sometimes wonder if I should be shipping the things I grow/produce for something like this, I end up hoarding them and I still get credit for it at least in my farm evaluation I think it is. So just growing them seems to work, except for Hana not selling some seed if you haven't shipped whatever amount of crop. But as far as the degree...I wish I knew. I hope fogu adds that part soon.
Now I wish I'd paid attention to it all along. I didn't even know where to find it until you asked and I checked. My son, who is too young to play this, insisted on starting a game. Of course I seem to be doing most of it (mainly to make sure he doesn't save over my profile). His rank is no good right now as he is on Spring 8 (yep of 1st year). I'll try to keep an eye on his, though hopefully the question will be answered by then. I'm also playing on my own, so it's not moving too quick. He gets his cow in the morning when his character wakes up. I think he's going to have a barn full of Dragonball Z characters! lol!
Thanks for the help guys, I think I understand a bit better how it works. I'm guessing it really has to do with festivals and how high you got your name brand in a certain category, as far as I can see anyway. Meaning I have to work on the animal festivals :p