AOL’s Games.com FarmVille Column Teaser- “Keeping Up With the FarmVillians: The reality of staying happy on the farm”
Hey, FarmVille Freaks!
I’ve started writing a weekly column at AOL’s Games.com about FarmVille and my farming experience. We’ve had a great relationship with AOL over the years and much of our FarmVille coverage has been featured there.
I’d like to invite all of our FarmVilleFreak.com readers and friends to take a look (or a read). This week’s column focuses on the difficulty of keeping up with FarmVille (and any of your favorite television shows) plus maintaining a normal life outside the virtual farming world. Is it realistic to do everything offered in FarmVille, plus actually plant crops and farm (not to mention your real-life responsibilities and obligations)?
Here’s a teaser of this week’s column and the link for the rest of the story can be found below.
Thank you for your readership and continued support.
This week, I had to make an important decision regarding my DVR. The season finale of True Blood and The Real Housewives of New Jersey were conflicting with Keeping Up With the Kardashians … again. But wait, didn’t this just happen last week, and the week before that as well? Since the vampires of True Blood are always victorious over reality stars, I’m left with both reality shows fighting for my viewership, and I can’t help but think this would be an awesome brawl if the RHONJ actually threw down with the Kardashian clan.
Anyways, it occurred to me that due to my favorite Sunday night shows’ scheduling conflicts, and the little time I have to commit to watching them, mixed in with full-time FarmVille coverage and my 2-year-old son, I was no longer keeping up with the Kardashians. At all. In fact, I was dangerously close to the point of no return when it comes to leaving a TV series behind for good. A few missed episodes become seasons and then seasons turn into my Grey’s Anatomy. (Is McDreamy still around? I’m forever lost in Season 4 limbo).
One of the most common complaints I hear from FarmVille players is that too much is happening in FarmVille. Farmers who aren’t able to visit the farm daily are finding that a lot happens in a matter of 24 hours. Here are just a few of the big releases from the past week:
Space Out with Crops
Aside from the usual FarmVille Market updates of new Limited Edition items, there were 10 brand new Space-themed crops to plant. Before you get caught up in Mercury Melons and Moon Flowers, note that you’ll need to Master them in succession. In other words, each crop has a specific mastery prerequisite in place where you will need to master one crop before you can unlock the next tier.
Good thing that FarmVille made it an unexpected Double Mastery week where you can earn double Mastery Points on crops (and trees) if you found the time to take advantage of planting any of the new Space crops. It takes will power to ignore those quest crops, but it’s much easier when the quest is asking you to plant Eggplants for the 100th time despite mastering this crop three years ago. Hello, can we at least get some Super Eggplants over here?
… continued on AOL’s Games.com
For the rest of recaps and some suggestions for overworked FarmVille Freaks hoping to find happiness on the farm again, read the story, click here.
What do you think FarmVille Freaks, are you struggling to keep up in FarmVille and maintain a life outside the farm? Share your experience in the comments below.