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FarmVille - Facebook Application
Member Name: hunnybabyuk
FarmVille - Facebook Application
Advantages: Very simple to install, use & progress through the levels
Disadvantages: VERY ADDICTIVE
I don't think FarmVille needs much of an explanation for most people, even if you have not played it I am sure you'll be aware of it from the media, but for those who have lived on planet mars for the past year, here is what Farmville is.
Farmville is an application (or game) on social networking site, Facebook which has taken the world by storm. The game basically gives you a plot of land and as the name suggests this is a farm. You then have to create the farm & build it up to be the biggest & best farm out there.
The game is a virtual simulation game, you could say a bit like the popular Sims game. You build your farm by plowing fleeds, planting & harvesting crops & trees and raising livestock like pigs, cows, horses & sheep. You can harvest tons of different crops & plants, you pay for seeds to plant using your game points, each one takes differing lengths to grow but most stuff would require you to come back, meaning the game can get very addictive. You can also keep animals which you can then use to make more cash (and points), by selling their stuff for example selling the wool from the sheep you bring up.
I found the game boring the first time I played it, I went on out of curiosity about what all the fuss was about, thought this is just lame, but then I thought I would go back a 2nd time, harvest my crops, from that time I fell in love with this game, it's now become a daily obsession, literally you will find me on it every single day making sure my seeds are planted & my crops are harvested, keeping my sheep & cows etc and making it look nice.
You can decorate your farm however you like, I have about 30 or so friends on the site and some of their farms look wicked. You can visit your friends farms & gain coins for helping them or by fertilizing their crops & feeding their chickens this makes it easy to earn new coins. You also can find fuel by fertilizing friends crops, fuel is used to work your farm machinery (tractor for plowing, harvester to harvest crops & seeder to plant seeds) these items make it much easier & quicker once your farm grows in size as you can use coins to buy expansions.
I find the game very diverse with new things been added all the time, I think this is important to keep the game fresh & exciting... and very addictive. All you got to do is search for Farmville as an image search on google and you can see what people can make of their farms, you start off with a big green square (as grass) and you literally build from scratch. It can be quite fun & when you get going & building, it starts to look like a big archievement. You go up levels as you progress so its good as you try to get higher & higher levels, which then also unlocks additional items in the shop for you to buy & build your farm.
It's so simple to play, some of my friends are not the most technological but they find it so simple. It's all self explanatory, you simply click & play, just load it up and try & test things, I didn't look at any instructions or ask anybody how to play, and although I am quite technological the game is so easy anybody can pick it up but IF you did have trouble theres help guides & instructions available just search google but I am telling you even the stupidest of people will get it.
I don't think much of the sounds, I always have them on mute and would recommend the same as it gives you a headache.
I will warn you though, if your not a player already, don't even try it unless you want to get addicted, I didn't like it the first time I seen it but then got hooked, I now spend my evenings on this and a few of the others like it, infact I am sat on Farmville as I write this, just planted some seeds for some wheat & collected wool, milk & eggs off my animals and now must get back to it.
If you like simulation games, which are addicted & fun, Farmville comes highly recommended not just by me but my 30 or so friends who play it, plus the millions of others who do it nightly aswell.
Summary: FarmVille is like a whole different world & is so addictive your life gets washed away
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