Farmville Help for beginning Players
FarmVille is a computer game available on Facebook and
some other social networks.
I have made repeated good-faith attempts to contact Zynga re.
fair-usage permission to use their artwork in this fan website, but have not
received a response so far. All art in this FarmVille part of the website
|This website is intended for beginning farmers. (up to
I started playing FarmVille November 12, 2011 and I quickly
became frustrated about the lack of organized basic instructions about the
These pages may help beginning players who experience the same problems.
I have no intention of making this anything more than that.
More advanced players will probably not find anything new in these pages.
We hope the FarmVille tips in this guide will help you have a better
This beginners guide can show you how you can level up and max out on your
farms more quickly.
I went from level 1 to level 76 in one month; to level 90 and maxed out in 3
farms in 6 weeks, level 100 in less than 2 months; playing 100%
freebie, and not even making very much of an effort at it. All it takes is
time at the computer and a lot of clicking. I am sure it can be done even
quicker than that, but hey, it's a game ...
The single most important
thing to do?
Add your FarmVille neighbors every day, and contact FarmVille players on
Facebook, so you can harvest the newsfeed rewards. A plentiful supply of
feeds make all the difference between struggling to find the items you need
and breezing along. See THIS PAGE
More details about:
That's all folks.
My likes and dislikes about FarmVille.
The game has many millions of active players.
That shows that despite the many problems, this is basically a good game.
Unfortunately there are so many problems that many players give up after a
What I do like about the game:
|It is a wonderful game idea.|
|It's a fun game that you can play at your own pace.|
|Cute and lovable cartoon characters and environment.|
|The sharing system. Helping each other is always good, even if it's
only in a game.|
|The game has some very positive addictive qualities, because it
creates a sense of achievement.
|It requires a longer-term commitment to continue playing|
|It is nice to see your farm grow as the result of your continued
|It's always fun to receive loads of presents, even if it's only a
cartoon ducky! |
What I don't like about the game:
|Too many in-game problems.
|Trying to play this game is sometimes more of an exercise in
frustration than a fun pastime. |
|So many game crashes every few minutes that it is impossible to keep
|Inventory items, including FV coins and cash, disappear all the
|Even many free-players are abandoning the game because of all the
long-standing game-play problems. |
|The game can cause health and other problems.
|excessive clicking required (danger for carpal tunnel syndrome and
other repetitive movement injuries)|
|real-cash payment required for one-click alternatives.|
|The game can become very damaging if virtual achievement becomes
more important than real-life activities. |
See this page: FarmVille Addiction
|Zynga has access to your Facebook friends list as a condition to
play the game.|
|Zynga abuses this by listing these people in-game as request
|This causes (?illegal?) spamming with unsolicited messages to your
non-gaming friends in the hope that they'll start playing Zynga games as
well. After I stopped playing, I deleted the FarmVille app from my
computer, and set Facebook to NOT send me messages, yet I still get
FarmVille messages daily...|
|MONEY! 'Buy! Buy! Buy!' every step of the way.|
|Zynga would do better to clean up the game, that it can be played
without constant frustrations and suspicion.|
|Towards end 2011, Zynga started cranking out so many new trees and
animals that a goal of complete mastery became impossible.|
|Happy customers would gladly pay a small subscription fee to
continue in an engaging game.|
|The unrelenting money-grabbing in a game that has been having so
many problems for so long is such a major irritant that for many people
it can become the drop that sinks the boat. It was for me.|
|Zynga steals from their
|Inventory items, including FV-cash disappear quite
frequently, and are not always returned when you write customer support.
Customer service often refuses to respond to emails on this subject.|
|Amounts disappeared from my account:|
|November + December 2011 - lost track of exact amounts, but
|January 2012: 75 FV-cash disappeared, restored only after BBB
|February 2012: 61 FV-cash disappeared, not restored to date.|
|March 2012: 30 FV-cash to date (03/15/2012)|
|It is obvious from the posts on many websites that this is a very
common occurrence and a widespread problem.
|Imagine that: 1 million players, $1 once a year would be
$1,000,000 one million dollars they steal from their players in a
single year. There are many more than one million players. Stuff
disappears from inventory not just once a year but at least weekly ...|
|I truly enjoyed playing FarmVille for several months, but after that,
the multitude of persistent problems and the repeated disappearance of
FV-cash pretty much did it for me. I pretty much stopped playing FarmVille
in April 2012. |
I did return after a few months, with a new attitude: set FV-cash to zero
and keep it that way, so they can't steal it.
| Expect that the game will crash and things will disappear. |
If you can put up with that, you might enjoy the game better than I did.
A few of many, many, many ... FarmVille-related websites:
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November 16, 2012
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