FarmVille – The Most Addicting Game Ever
For anyone who has a Facebook account, you are familiar with one of the most addictive computer games online today – FarmVille. This fun continuous real-time game connects you with life on the farm and with friends on Facebook.
When you start playing FarmVille, you create your own farmer character (avatar) and you’re given a small farm to work with and six plots of land. Two plots have food already growing, and two plots that are fully grown.
Your avatar can harvest these fully-grown crops and sell them at the market. You can then use that money to purchase seeds to plant a new crop. All crops grow in “real time”, so you don’t have to sit in front of the game 24/7 waiting for your crops to grow. If a seeds harvest time is within 3 hours of planting, you can check back with your game in 3 hours to harvest the fully-grown crops and sell them at the market. You will start to see a slow profit from buying seeds and selling crops and eventually your garden will become larger, and you can start purchasing upgrades for your farm.
Upgrades include furniture, farm equipment, buildings for your farm (barns, silos, cottages), and you can even begin to purchase fencing, animals, flowers, and other special items. You can also purchase tree seeds that will grow apples, pears, pineapples, and peaches. These tend to yield a nice profit and continue to grow and produce fruit.
The more time you play FarmVille, the more “experience” you gain. Once enough experience has been gained, you move up a level. Graduating to the next level gets you coins and other bonuses. It also unlocks new items for your farm. There are 100 levels in all.
FarmVille also features the social networking aspect. If you play the game on facebook, you can invite other friends who play FarmVille to be your neighbors, buy and sell produce to them, or help them on their farms as they can help you. You and your friends have your own farms but work together as a team to level-up. You can also receive gifts from your friends for your farm. These gifts range from produce to animals to decorative items.
FarmVille is a great time and addicting because it truly requires little time and effort on your part. Because it’s a real time game, it doesn’t have to be babysat more than a few times a day. It also is a great way to make new friends and work with old friends!