Farmville Releases Sweet Seeds for Haiti
Charity alert! Today, Farmville released “Sweet Seeds for Haiti” which is a crop of Sweet Potatoes. This is a new concept for Farmville. They are advertising within the game and directly asking for money donations.
Good News: The Sweet Potato crop NEVER withers, harvests in 1 day and yields 3 XP and 125 coins, promises a special gift with purchase and finally, benefits charity.
Bad News: Must be purchased with FV cash! It says 10 coins, but it then prompts you to pay 25 FV cash. If you do buy these seeds, you can only plant them for 1 week.
In my opinion, if they had to ask for FV cash, then it should have been less. 25 FV cash is a lot when FV cash is already difficult to come by in this game and not many people will be willing to let it go. If this was strictly for charity, then why are they keeping the other half for profit? If they are going to ask Farmville players for $, then they should at least let them vote on the charity it benefits!
Thoughts? Will you purchase the Sweet Seeds for Haiti seeds?
Here’s the scoop directly from Farmville:
“Salutations, y’all! Today, FarmVille is proud to release “Sweet Seeds for Haiti”. In this event, y’all will be able to purchase Sweet Potatoes that NEVER WITHER, yield XP and 125 COINS PER HARVEST! Even better than that is the f…act that 50% of the proceeds will go to helpin’ children in Haiti. What could be sweeter than lending a helping hand to children in need? You’ll also get a SPECIAL GIFT with your purchase so hurry on over to FarmVille and check it out!”
More Info on Sweet Seeds for Haiti from Farmville:
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and the 7th poorest in the world. Zynga’s mission of connecting the world through games is enhanced by our opportunity to support the health and education of these children and their families. For additional information on the recipient organizations, please see www.FATEM.org and www.FONKOZE.org.
FATEM is a non-profit organization based in Mirebalais, Haiti, and originally organized to bring information technology to the people in the region, thus helping with the economic advancement of the area. More recently, however, FATEM recognized the need for a sustainable means by which to support the general education of Haitian children and to ensure that these children have the necessary meals that will permit their young bodies and brains to learn and grow.
FONKOZE, based in Port-au-Prince, is an alternative bank for the poor. It is Haiti’s largest micro-finance institution and is committed to the economic and social improvement of the people and communities of Haiti and to the reduction of poverty in the country.