Our FarmVille Freak mobile go-to-guru FarmVille Freak Craig H shared with us this helpful guide that he found on the FarmVille Forum about Mobile farming in the English Countryside.
If you love mobile farming on your iPhone, iPad, etc. then be sure to read the info below pertaining to mobile farming in the English Countryside.
From Official FarmVille Forum:
Mobile Farming in English Countryside
Any actions completed on iPhone or iPad will count towards the quests that unlock England.
Once England is unlocked by farm cash or quests, you will be able to load England on your iPhone only if you have first navigated to it on the web.
If the app is in the background on your home farm and you have navigated to England on the web, you will get an OOS (Out Of Sync error) to restart the app and load in England.
The gift inventory (Gift Box) is shared across both England and Home farms but certain items will be locked in inventory if associated with the opposite farm (I.E. England items will be locked from use while on your Home farm). All pending gifts can be accepted across farms.
Neighbors are shared across farms and you will visit whichever farm that neighbor is currently viewing.
Example: If Mary is working on her English farm and I go visit her, I will go to her English farm. While visiting, I can fertilize plots and feed her chickens (if present), the same as with the home farm.
Storage inventory is unique to each farm. This means storage items are not shared.
The market will have unique items, differentiating between your Home farm and English farm. Items will appear locked on the farm you are not currently visiting.
The Sheep Pen will only display the offspring as white. “
This week’s official FarmVille Podcast is hosted by Lexilicious.
Some exciting news featured in this week’s podcast includes Nursery Barn expansion and a new feature that will allow farmers to collect XP and coins by helping out on their neighbors farms!
You can listen to the video above, read the FarmVille Freak Summary below or read the entire transcript provided by Zynga at the bottom of the post.
FarmVille Freak Podcast Summary – August 27th 2010
Stores up to 20 Pigs.
Only one Pigpen per farm.
To read more details about Pigpens read on FarmVille Freak by clicking here.
Crafting Recipe Mastery
Gain XP, Coin Rewards, and Crafting Mastery Signs for your farm.
Do not have to “do anything” to start, just continue making Goods.
Crafting Mastery is retroactive meaning you will be rewarded for your progress thus far before the release.
Mastery Signs can be found in your Gift Box.
To read more details about Crafting Mastery visit our FarmVille Freak Guide by clicking here.
LE Wild West Theme
New theme released this week.
More items will be coming next week.
Where do you mobile farm, Photo Constest?
Win up to 500 FV$ farm cash.
Ends at 11:59 PM on August 31st 2010.
Take a picture of yourself playing your FarmVille on your mobile device.
Visit the FarmVille Mobile Forums (zynga.com) for more details.
Coming Soon to FarmVille
Nursery Barn expansion will be debuting in the coming weeks.
Wild West themed Mystery Game.
More LE Wild West theme.
Improved neighbor visit. This new feature will allow you to complete functions on your neihgbors’ farms, you can harvest their trees, collect from their animals, and plow fallow land. Not only will you be rewarded XP and Coins for helping out on their farm, so will your neighbor. (Similar to neighbor visits on FrontierVille).
What was your favorite piece of news from this podcast? FarmVille Freak is interested in the new neighbor function! This is where having good FarmVille neighbors could really pay off! Although some workaholic (or click-a-holic) farmers may not like their animal and tree harvests done for them. What do you think? Do you like having extra help on the farm? Discuss!
About ten days ago FarmVille was quietly pulled from MSN Games, as reported by Inside Social Games.
In a partnership between Zynga and MSN dating back to February, FarmVille was made available to play via MSN Games. The idea was that having FarmVille accessible through other portals besides FaceBook, would drive hits for both MSN and increase exposure for Zynga. It is unsure how successful this partnership was and whether or not it was worth it for Zynga’s investment.
So why did Zynga leave? While Zynga has failed to make an official statement concerning the end of farming on MSN, it is no secret that Zynga recently entered into a partnership with MSN competitor Google, who has invested millions in the social gaming company. Could this partnership have something to do with it? According to Inside Social Gaming, ” Zynga didn’t find the traffic MSN produced meaningful enough to continue running FarmVille on the Microsoft platform”.
As access portals other than FaceBook seem to be of particular interest to social gaming companies like Zynga, “Zynga’s departure suggests the traffic other social developers are hoping to find off of Facebook may be more difficult to find than expected”. Despite FarmVille’s “lackluster performance” on MSN, Zynga continues to seek other avenues of social expansion, including investments in mobile apps, like FarmVille for iPhone as well as seeking access for its games in international markets such as Japan and China. With investments like Google’s in Zynga, rumored to be of up to $200 million, the future of Zynga games in the US market seems to be more than hopeful especially with the launch of the much anticipated Google Games. For now, the big question remains unanswered. . . do social gaming companies like Zynga need FaceBook or does FaceBook need them?
What do you think? What does the future of Zynga’s games like FarmVille outside the realm of FaceBook?
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