Farmville 2 Guide: Tips and Leveling for Beginners

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Farmville 2 General Guide

Farmville 2 is Zynga's latest craze. Similar to the original Farmville, your goal is to build the best and most beautiful farm the world has ever seen.

The game has several sections that I will be focusing on. I am breaking down the guide to several sections:

  • General Information
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Crops and Crafting Kitchen
  • Farmville Friends

General Gameplay

The game is rather simple. If you are a beginner at Zynga games, just follow the tutorial at the start of the game.

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Coins

This is the main currency of the game. You get coins when you complete quests and also selling the items that you grew or made. It is also used to purchase expansion lands.

Cash

Every free to play game from Zynga has this. It is like the fast access to everything. If you want to finish planting your crop, just use this and it is done. However, it requires real money. The sad part is, you can only get 1 Cash per level up. So far I do not know of any other way that you can earn cash from the game other than leveling up, which makes it quite a hassle for free players.

Experience

This purple bar tells you how much experience you need until you get to the next level.

Feed

This is required to feed your farm animals. You start off with a goat and a chicken, so they get hungry and you will need feed to keep them full. The goat gets hungry every 15 minutes and the chicken is 5 minutes. If you are an active player, be sure to feed it!

Water

This is used for planting crops, trees and making food in the crafting kitchen. Water replenishes every 3 minutes. You can also get extra 10 water from wells every 4 hours.

Fertilizer

This will give you a chance to harvest prized crops, which gives you more gold when sold. You can get them randomly from feeding your animals. It is rare though.

Power

This is used for making food. When you craft recipes or food in your house, you use 1 per recipe/food. It replenishes 1 power every 3 minutes.



Farmville 2 Tips and Tricks

Here are some tips for beginners for faster leveling:

  1. Add community neighbors and visit their farm, help them with their farm to earn experience and get water.
  2. Plant a lot of crops right before you level up. In case you didn't know, when you level up, all your crops and trees are replenished and harvested regardless of harvesting time. So do take advantage of it. Plant the longest harvesting crops such as strawberries and pumpkins. That way, you will earn more experience in the long run.
  3. Try to get the Land Expansion 1 and 2 as quickly as possible. It will help you get more gold in the long run. The first expansion gives you the Feed Mill and the second expansion will give you the well. Having these 2 will give you extra water and space to harvest more crops.

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Planting Crops and Crafting Kitchen

Planting Crops

The majority of the time, you will be figuring out what to harvest to best make use of your time. If you are an active player, plant many fast harvesting crops such as tomatoes and blueberries. The tomatoes take 1 minute and 10 gold and the blueberries take 2 minutes and 15 coins.

If you are a casual and don't have time to play for more than 10 or 15 minutes a day, just harvest pumpkins or strawberries, which takes 8 hours and 1 day respectively. Beware though, if you don't come and harvest them when it is done, it can wither and die. I believe if you don't log on for 3 days or more, they die and hence wasting your coins.

Crafting Kitchen

Over here, you can create recipes or make food to sell for more coins. This is unlocked after 2 land expansions. Depending on what you want to make, it is better if you focus on harvesting the crops required for the recipe. Below are some starter recipes that you can make that can land you some good amount of coins.

This is the most basic combo that you can use:

Flour

2 Wheat + 2 Wheat

Sells for: 90 coins

Batter

1 Flour + 3 Eggs

Sells for: 290 coins

Apple Scone

6 Apples + 1 Batter

Sells for: 640 coins

So you will want to focus on harvesting plenty of apples and wheat to make this recipe. As you progress along later in the game, you can move on the strawberry pie.


Farmville Friends

Be sure to visit your friend's farm to get extra water, coins and also helping them with their farm at the same time. That is what makes this game fun!

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Farmville 2 Guide Conclusion

Hopefully this guide has given you the basic steps to building the best farm you will ever dream of. Keep harvesting and feeding your animals to get to where you want to be!

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