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Of course, it all happens at the click of your mouse!
Yeah, you guessed it right; I am talking about FarmVille which has taken the gaming world by storm. And, if I say, I love playing FarmVille, well, that’s putting it very very mildly.
waste my time work hard on my farm all the time, the other day KG asked me to explain him this FarmVille business. With a big smile, I started explaining it to him. I was just warming up on my favorite subject and soon I saw him losing all interest and focusing on his favorite movie on TV…an English Movie.
Well, he is passionate about English movies. He can watch movies for really loooonggg hours, one after the other. He is proud of his record of watching 4 movies back-to-back!! And can even watch a movie for the tenth time, with the same enthusiasm as one would, for the first time.
And was I offended at his lack of interest in my farming business??
Well, I don’t take anything lying down, so, have decided to teach KG all about FarmVille through his passion ie the English Movies.
Here’s an A to Z Movie Guide to FarmVille.
Farmville (FV) is a real time farming simulation application, which is available for Facebook users. The game allows players to build their own farm and to earn coins and cash, along with experience points and other bonus rewards by planting and harvesting crops and through other farming activities to progress in the game.
|All That I Need
||Whatever, WHATEVER, you need on an actual farm to do farming, you have it on your virtual farm too.
Tractor, Seeder, Harvester, even an Airplane (to dust eco-friendly mix from the air to grow the crops instantly!)
Wells, Barns, Cow Sheds, Coops, Nursery Barns, Stable, Cottages, Hay Bales… the list is endless…
|Bee Season||And just 2-3 weeks back, bees have arrived on FV.
So, first you build a hive then look for the Queen Bee and then build your swarm.
Needless to say, you get honey and pollinated flowers through them.
|Crazy||A simple game of planting and harvesting can make you plan your schedule, your daily activities around it.
You wake up at odd hours of the night to harvest the crop and feed kibble to your farm dog; at a party, you search for the host’s computer, of course to harvest.
You keep refreshing the home page for the new feeds from neighbors… It’s all normal for a FV farmer.
|Don’t Say a Word||People may form “Ban FV” or “Hate FV” groups on Facebook or write sagas about its addiction. But I would say, ‘Forgive them Lord…”. Which game teaches organization skills and Maths and is fun and educational too??
FV is the answer, without a doubt.
|Emotional Arithmetic||7500 crop mastery÷570 plots =13.15 harvests ÷2 mastery points =6.5 harvests needed to complete the Clover mastery. Wow!!
80 FVs should be used for land expansion or for Insta-grow??
At 2.34 am, the Strawberry would be ready to harvest… You sure become an expert in mental arithmetic!
|Fair Game||You work hard on your farm, you get rewards in the form of Coins and FV Cash and Level-Ups. You neglect your farm, your crops wither.|
||Whenever you open the Mystery Gifts, Mystery Boxes or the Mystery Eggs (yeah these are mysterious, coz you never know what’s inside them), there’s always a nail-biting anticipation.
Will it be that elusive 1 FV cash or 20 Fuel Refills or that limited edition Dream Patio or White Spotted Owl?
|Hallelujah!||Praise the Zynga guys for creating such a socially innovative farming game.|
|It’s a Wonderful Life||A game which helps you socialize, caters to your nurturing instincts, is high on fun and entertainment and ensures wholesome and rewarding experience, FV simply rocks.|
||FV is not a solitary game, you need to visit your neighbors and fertilize their farms, feed their chickens and find Fuel for them too.|
|Keeping Company||You are not alone. There are over 76 Million active FarmVille users monthly. And you need minimum 35 + 5 neighbors on your own farm for the 26 x 26 Grand Plantation!|
|Long Day’s Journey into Night||Hours and hours never seem like lots of hours but just minutes passing by and you never know when the day ends, when you are on your farm.
After all, there are a million things to do… harvesting the crop, ploughing the land, planting seeds, harvest trees and animals and the coops, send and receive gifts, barn raising… and continuing the cycle again…
It starts as an innocent exploration, soon the 10 plots turn into some 100 plots with trees and animals all around, a cottage and a pond and then you start aspiring and acquiring the Villa, the Mansion, the Japanese Barn, the Shoe House… and leave no stone unturned to make your farm the most beautiful and magnificent one!
|Never a Dull Moment||If you think, it’s just a game of harvesting and planting and it would get boring after a while… you are mistaken. Almost every other day, new gifts, crops, newer activities, co-ops, expansions are introduced which keeps you busy and hooked on to your farm.
And now the Crafting Building have arrived, which is a more complex feature in FarmVille and utilizes several existing FV features such as Bushels, Farmer’s Market, and the usual harvesting and neighbor interactions. Wow!! I It’s busy busy time on the farm…
|Ordinary People||It’s a very simple and easy to follow game. Right from a kid to an elderly person, all can become ‘Omnipotent Agriculturalist’ in
|Please Don’t Eat the Daisies||Yeah, you need them and all the other crops too for collecting and storing and even selling in the Farmer’s Market for bigger rewards.|
|Quarantine||Like all tech things, FV is not free from bugs. Sometimes, the farm does not load or you are not able to do any activity on your farm due to ‘Out Of Sync’ messages. A FV Freak has designed this Ribbon… ….Don’t take it seriously, it’s a PJ!|
|Regeneration||Sometimes, even a serious FV player’s crops can wither. Oh, the demands of daily life! The wilted crop can be revived in a flash of a second with the ‘Unwither’!! Simple.|
|Strangers on a Train||They have never met, never spoken but still share a great camaraderie. They help, share their goodies and send gifts too. They are the neighbors on the farm. A serious FV player can have neighbors from almost all the continents.|
|The Ten Commandments
|Urban Cowboy||Plant a crop, watch it grow and harvest it. It’s an experience most urban-dwellers will not have in real life. So go for FarmVille and learn about Artichokes, Triticale and Rappi, Marmot and Snow Leopard, a Gazebo and a Silo…|
|Vice Versa||You send a gift to your neighbors, they send you back. They help you in barn raising, you do the needful too.
And the same goes for fertilization of farms and Co-Op Farming.
|Walk Don’t Run||‘Rome was not built in a day’ is apt on FV too. It takes more than 295 days to complete Crop Mastery (of course excluding the newer crops). A consistent performance on your farm will help you level up fast.|
|XX/XY||If you thought, playing a farming game like FV would be an all XX domain, you are mistaken. In the US, 40% of Men are Virtual Farmers.|
|Yours, Mine and Ours||Collectables, Mystery Eggs, Lost Animals, Gifts are to be shared because, Together Everyone Achieves More and that is how you achieve your targets.|
|Zookeeper||A regular Zoo will not have as big a variety of animals as you can see it on your farm at FV. An Arapawa Goat, Black Stallion, Chinchilla, Donkey, Elk, Farm Goose, Gazelle, Holstein Cow, Indian Yak, Jackalope, Kick Ewe, Llama, Mouflon Sheep, Neapolitan Cow, Ossabaw Pig, Penguin, Raod Runner, Saanens Goat, Turtle, Ugly Duckling, Valley Quail, Wild Turkey…to name a few. Phew!! And you need to look after them and gather the eggs, milk, wool, truffles, hair, feathers, circus peanuts, milktonium, Cookies n Cream, ice cubes (Yeah from Penguins), and you also brush them andcalm them (the Bull!!) , get Happiness, Good Luck, Peace, Wisdom and even Hula Lessons…|
And no points for guessing, soon KG became my neighbor!!