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FarmVille Obsession

Updated on April 19, 2013

If you belong to Facebook then I’m sure you have heard of FarmVille. You might have even started your own farm by now and you might even spend a few minutes a day trying to figure out how to load up on the right materials and resources to make your farm even better. FarmVille was launched as a game application on Facebook in June 2009. It has become the most popular game on Facebook with over 74 million users monthly. You will need a Facebook account in order to play FarmVille.

So what is it about FarmVille that has so many people wanting more? It can be a very addictive game. You get to interact with your friends while you build your farm. The first time you sign in to FarmVille you will have to create your farmer avatar. You can customize him/her any way you want and then you are ready to get started play FarmVille. You will get six plots and 300 coins when you first start. Spend some of the money to plant your first crop and wait until it is ready to harvest and you will receive not only coins but experience points (XP).

There are all sorts of items you can purchase with your FarmVille coins. There are buildings (barns, houses, woodsheds, farmhouse, school house), trees (Cherry, Apple, Plum, Orange), flowers (pink carnation, lilac, sunflowers, roses) and animals (cows, pigs, horses, chickens) that you can purchase with FarmVille coins. The best part of FarmVille is decorating the farm and there is no end to the type and style of farm you can build.

The idea of FarmVille is to compete against your friends who are your neighbors. You can help them harvest their crops and they can help you harvest yours and as a result you get to add FarmVille coins that you can spend to decorate or buy more crops for your farm. There are free gifts that you can send to your friends in FarmVille such as trees, animals and decoration. As well your friends will send you gifts back. This game is a lot of fun and a great way to stay connected with friends all over the world.

Farmville Guides for Tips and Techniques

There are a number of guides on how to play a better game of FarmVille. These guides can show you how to grow your farm at lightening speed and you even get the latest updates free of charge.

FarmVille is a great place to go to escape the rigors of everyday life. You can get back to nature and enjoy the peace and tranquility that comes from working on the land. However, not everything in FarmVille is an escape from the ordinary.

You still need money for just about everything you do. You have to buy the seeds to plant, and you'll even have to pay a small sum for each plot of land you plough. Now you can get the secrets tactics so you can legally to dominate your way to the top of Farmville. To learn more, please click: FarmVille Secrets.

FarmVille Tips - Comment Box

In the month of March 2010, FarmVille added a new feature to help neighbors stay in contact with one another: a comment box. Before the comment box arrived the only way you could use your farm to communicate with other members was to post a sign post.

The comment box is located on the upper right corner of your FarmVille screen. When you click on it you will see two tabs. One is for comments and one is for visits. Your comments tab will display any messages you have posted and any that have been posted for you. The visits tab tells you which neighbors have completed various tasks on your farm.

To post a message, type your note into the box above the comments and visits tab. This box will allow you to either post the message to your comment box or as a sign post on your farm. When you visit a neighbor’s farm you can post a comment to their comment box, a sign post or you can even check a box to have your comment appear on their Facebook Profile.

There are several benefits to this new feature. You can easily know who has been to your farm to fertilize or feed your chickens, or who has sent you a gift. You may already know who sent you a gift by your gift acceptance page, but it is easy to forget once you click that gift and accept it. When you arrive on your farm, you may even see who visited in the form of a pop-up telling you the name of the friend who fed your chickens. If, however, you have had several visitors in your absence, it may only state one friend's name plus five others have fed your chickens. Seeing it in detail in your comment box will allow you to return the favor. This helps you to be the kind of neighbor a good FarmVille player desires.

If your personal life gets busy and your farm life goes on the back burner, you can use your comment box to catch up on what has happened while you were gone. You can also use it to ensure that you reward those neighbors who have been good to you. If you have upwards of twenty five neighbors, the task of visiting them all daily to fertilize their crops and feed their chickens can feel a bit overwhelming. Knowing who has helped you, can be an enticement to focus on those neighbors until you have more time to make the full rounds. On the other hand if you are able to visit all of your neighbors often, your visit notation in their comment box can remind them to fertilize your crops or send you a thank you gift. Your comment box, used to its fullest potential, is guaranteed to enhance your game play.

FarmVille Tips: Going on Vacation

There are so many things to do before a trip: take the cat to the boarders, put batteries in the camera, and pack extra socks. It can be easy to forget something like your FarmVille farm. Don’t worry, preparing your farm for vacation doesn’t take much time, and it can make your return easy. After all, who wants to plow up all those wasted raspberries?

The most important factor of preparing your farm for your time away is to plan your crops properly. All FarmVille players know that crops have a specific amount of time until they must be harvested. Pumpkins are ready in eight hours, rice in ten. These are, of course, two crops you don’t want to plant right before your vacation. If your trip is just for a long weekend, you can get away with planting crops that last two to three days. If, however, your vacation will last up to a week, the only crops you may want to plant are ones that harvest in four days. Because FarmVille allows a wither rate equal to the amount of time that it takes your produce to grow, this will actually give you eight days.

Week long vacations can, however, be hectic to return from with all of the unpacking, laundry and cleaning required. You may even need to return to work on the day after you get back home. With so much to do, you might not find time to visit your farm, which can make the possibility of your crops withering imminent. The best plan for longer vacations is to leave fields plowed but not sowed. Then when you return it will be easy to throw down some seed and get back into the game. Don’t forget, your friends will still be able to fertilize your plowed fields while you are gone.

As you look over the multitude of animals and trees on your farm, you may feel sorry for them, as in your absence they will be neglected. Don’t worry. There is a bright side to leaving your animals and trees for a few days. Doing so can help them to get into a better sync. Do you find yourself visiting your farm throughout the day and harvesting a banana tree here and a date tree there? When you return from vacation, you will find that many of your trees and animals can be harvested all at once. And they will be ready at the same time of day for the future as well, which can make farming easier.

When you get ready for your vacation, it is important to make sure you haven’t made any commitments you cannot fulfill. Do not sign up for any co-op farming, because your neighbors will be depending upon you. Another activity to avoid is a barn raising, since you will need to stay on top of asking your friends to help each day. Much like cleaning your house before you go on vacation, preparing your farm can allow you to have a relaxing and worry-free trip.


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    • Deborah Demander profile image

      Deborah Demander 

      8 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      I've seen farmville. My friends live in farmville. Wyoming is too much like farmville for me to go there on facebook!


    • True Blue Tips profile imageAUTHOR

      True Blue Tips 

      8 years ago

      Thanks Immartin. I'll see what I can do about the virtual spa in the tropics for you. Can I come?

    • lmmartin profile image


      8 years ago from Alberta and Florida

      After twenty years of rural existence in the real world, running a kennel, a herd of cattle, chickens -- the whole works, the last think I need is a virtual farm.

      A virtual spa in the tropics perhaps, but a farm, no.


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