This week’s podcast is brought to us by Lexilicious who discusses the latest releases and we will get a sneak peek at future releases. The focus of the podcast this week will be the Thanksgiving items that have been released in the last two weeks.
Lexilicious will also walk us through the upcoming items and the new themes that we can look forward to.
Community Events – The Dessert Contest
Pick your favorite FarmVille Theme
Bake a dessert recreating the theme in real life
Post a picture on the FarmVille forums
Winner will receive 1000 Farm Cash, 1,000,000 Coins & any Limited Edition FarmVille item
Contest ends on December 1st at 6.00 PM
All farmers are given a free Thanksgiving Feast
Must be level 5 or higher to be able to receive your Feast
Works like many “basket”-type events
Gather dishes and redeem them for one of six prizes
Dishes can be acquired through neighbors, purchasing them with Farm Cash, opening Special Delivery Boxes and harvesting your Turkey Roost
If you sell your feast, you can purchase a new one for 5,000 coins in the Market
Dishes cannot be gifted after December 1, 2010
Agricultural Alchemy Theme
New LE items released
Sorcerer Pig animation is being worked on
FarmVille wishes to hear your feedback about this theme
COMING SOON to FarmVille
LE Winter Holiday Theme
New LE items and re-releases
Winter Workshop coming soon
Winter Workshop will be a constructible building that can be harvested for coins
Holiday Tree will make an appearance
Farmers will be able to collect special goodies to make presents
Chicken Coop Expansion is on its way.
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This week’s Podcast was hosted by Voltai and he will also be filling in for Lexilicious on the next podcast as well. Listen to the video above or check out the FarmVille Freak Summary below.
We learn some exciting news. Finally, FarmVille will be doing something for all those FarmVille arborists- Tree Mastery. We are looking forward to that function and also the upcoming farmer avatar changes including Halloween Costumes.
FarmVille Freak October 8th 2010 Podcast Summary:
Limited Edition Germany/Oktoberfest Theme is ending.
Introduction of a new LE Fall and Halloween theme.
Haunted House introduced as a constructible building with 3 phases.
Works with the upcoming Candy collection feature.
For farmers that have already collected hundreds of candy, just hold on to that tightly wrapped Gift Box of yours that is spilling over with candy, as FV works on releasing the rest of the Halloween Candy event. (Look for it this upcoming week!)
Some new Halloween features will let you play a trick on your neighbors by “wrapping” their Barns in cobwebs and turn their animals into Ghosts! (not permanent changes).
McDonald’s & FarmVille
McDonald’s was in town for one day only in FarmVille.
Special promotion allowed you to visit the McDonald’s farm and get a special hot air balloon and energy boosting coffee.
Haiti, School of Choice Campaign
Farmers raised a total of $1 million dollars going towards the building of a new school in Haiti.
Combine Vehicle Released
Must collect 40 total points after purchasing the chassis.
Combines are mult-tool vehicles that plow, plant, and harvest!
FarmVille YouTube Channel
The official FarmVille YouTube channel will showcase Limited Edition animated items (on the farm) before you buy them you can preview them on the YouTube channel.
FarmVille on YouTube
Coming Soon to FarmVille!
More Halloween LE items.
Feed Trough feature (sneak peek pictures released on FarmVille Freak). The Feed Trough will be a feeding building that attracts lost, lonely animals to your farm.
Tree Mastery! and Orchards!
Visit the FarmVille Forums to VOTE for your favorite design of the upcoming Tree Crop Mastery!
The official FarmVille Podcast makes a return this week as the first installment on a biweekly (every 2 weeks) basis. Lexilicious is the host and gives us some exciting news in the “Coming Soon” section including upcoming Bushel Co-Op Jobs, an all-in-one “Combine” vehicle, and news of a future Limited Edition German theme!
You can listen to the podcast video above, read the FarmVille Freak Summary below.
FarmVille Freak Summary
You can visit your neighbors’ Pigpens and give them Slop.
4 Levels of Truffles
Trade in Truffles for exclusive Pigs.
LE Toy Collection (Collectibles)
Replaces the LE Gemstone Collection set.
Available only for a limited amount of time.
Find by seeding.
May purchase directly for 67 FV$.
Special prize and XP rewards for completing.
Less pop-ups than before.
2 New Permanent Crop
Gladiolus, Square Melon, and Lupine (LE)
Mystery Gift (free) Updates
Updated with several new prizes.
New Prizes: Owl Statue, Butterfly Stick, Tricycle.
New LE Wild West Items
Train and rotatable train tracks and train pieces introduced this week.
Wild West LE Animals include: Appalloosa Mini Horse, Wild Turkey, Horned Toad, and Western Longhorn
FarmVille Game Card Exclusive Prize
Back-to-School ValeDuctorian Duck is an exclusive Game Card redeemable prize.
Free with the purchase of a Game Card that is redeemed through September 6- 13.
COMING SOON to FarmVille
Bushel Co-Ops Jobs
Users who own Crafting Cottages will be able to start a Co-Op for a specific Recipe.
You can grow ingredients and any friends that join will also get rewards and Bushels.
The faster you finish, the more Bushels you get.
Friends who don’t have a Crafting Buildings will be rewarded with a high level ingredient. .
Super Combine Vehicle
Is an all-in-one vehicle that works as a seeder, harvester, and tractor!
Eliminates the need to switch between vehicles.
Limited Edition German Theme Coming Soon!
What was your favorite part about this week’s Podcast!?
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!
This week’s podcast was on time as schedule (two weeks in a row) and hosted by FarmVille Community Manager, Lexilicious.
The majority of this week’s podcast is a recap on the specific details of Storage Cellars, but there is also some exciting news regarding the release of Pig Pens! We all saw the Pig Pen teasers on the FarmVille loading screen and now we have a little more information about it as we anticipate its release.
You can listen to the video above, read the FarmVille Freak Summary below, or read the entire official transcript provided by Zynga at the bottom of the post.
Store up to 500 items. (As part of a shared inventory. 500 maximum for all combined storage buildings).
Available to Level 16 and above.
Can build for free or purchase with farm cash.
You cannot sell or delete Storage Cellars once placed on your farm. You can however move them to a new position on your farm. O
Please read the complete details on Storage Cellars on FarmVille Freak by clicking here.
LE Summer Theme
A new Summer theme was introduced this week.
Matches well with the past LE Beach and New England themes!
Coming Soon to FarmVille
Pig Pens will be coming very soon. It will be released in 2 phases. The first part will be a construction building period. Then the second phase will introduce “Truffle Hunting” which will allow you to trade in Truffles for new items. To gain Truffles you will have to feed your Pigs Slop, which is made from Bushels! Once your Pigs eat Slop, they will hunt for Truffles on your neighbors’ farms! Those Truffles can then be traded in for new exclusive prizes, including new Pigs!
A new charitable campaign for Haiti will be coming. The goal of this campaign is to build a school in Haiti for children. An exciting new feature of this campaign is that there will be opportunities for you to participate and not may money.
It’s time for another official FarmVille Podcast! Today’s August 6, 2010 podcast is hosted by Lexilicious.
You can listen to the video above, read the FarmVille Freak Summary below, or read the transcript provided by Zynga at the bottom of the post.
FarmGoddess’ FarmVille Freak Summary for August 6th 2010 FarmVille Podcast:
Unlocked to Level 22 and above farmers.
Building with Purpose
Use the help of your friends to build or purchase with farm cash.
Garages store Vehicles and also Upgrade your Vehicles to make farming faster!
To Read more details about Garages and Upgrading your Vehicle read here.
New Releases This Week:
England themed decorations
Updated Mystery Game Prizes that includes Mini animals
Miniature Horses and Foals introduced
Q: Where is the Wondering Stallion? A: There was a bug occurring last week that was limiting the Wondering Stallion. This glitch has been fixed and the Wondering Stallion has returned to normal.
Q: Has the drop rates for Bushels been lowered? A: No, it may seem like you are getting less Bushels because of their usage in Crafting Buildings. Remember that you can get more Bushels by Crop Mastery and you can also purchase a total of 300 Bushels from your neigbors in a 24 hour period.
COMING SOON to FarmVille
A very special sale! Limited edition items will be returning next week for only a short period of time. Each day will have a different LE theme that will only be available for 24 hours in the FarmVille Market. The following is a schedule for what theme will be for sale each day.
Monday = Yukon and California theme
Tuesday = French Chateau theme
Wednesday = Adobe theme
Thursday = Tuscany theme
Friday= Island theme
Saturday = Japanese Garden theme
Sunday = UFO theme
Best of Mystery Animal Game
Will feature best of past Mystery Animals.
The WHITE OWL will be one of the featured prizes.
What is your favorite part of this week’s podcast?
This week’s Official FarmVille Podcast for July 23rd 2010 is live! FarmVille’s Community Manager, Lexilicious, is this week’s host.
While this week’s Podcast mostly covers a summary of the tutorial on Crafting Buildings and how they work, some more exciting news from the Podcast reveals that FarmVille will be making an effort to concentrate on technical issues and bugs, instead of releasing enormous amounts of new content. Many disgruntled farmers will be happy to hear this news considering that oftentimes new content overshadows the annoying bugs and errors that slow down our farming.
You can listen to the Podcast by playing the video above, read the FarmVille Freak Summary below, or read the entire official transcript provided by Zynga at the bottom of the post.
Why do some users have access and others don’t? To insure the stability of the app and to be sure that it is being used as intended. Eventually all farmers will have access.
Farmers Level 25 and above will have access.
Pick your profession from Winery, Bakery, or Spa. Each building has their own unique Recipes and required Goods.
Everyone starts with a Good that is one minute from completion.
To make Recipes will need to collect Bushels from your friends or collect your own.
After making Goods, they will need time to “Cook”.
Selling Goods improves existing Recipes and unlocks new ones.
Selling Goods to your neighbor gives you 1 XP for your Recipe points.
All farmers earn 90% of items sold.
Leveling your Crafting Building unlocks new Recipes and also improves your business’ success.
Higher level Recipes yield higher Goods.
Crafting Buildings currently can only be leveled up to 5 star levels.
You can trade in crafted Goods for Fuel rewards.
You may only have 200 crafted Goods in your inventory at one time.
Additional rewards, besides Fuel, will be added in the future.
Shopping for Goods/Bushels
Goods purchased from neighbors can also be traded for fuel rewards.
You may purchase a different building from the FarmVille Market for coins, but you may only have one building for coins.
If you want both buildings you can purchase with farm cash for 80 farm cash.
FarmVille has finally listened to lots of farmers including FarmVille Freaks requests! They are planning to release a smaller amount of content and fix bugs instead!Especially since the release of the Crafting Buildings, they want to give users adequate amount of time to absorb this feature and start using it before we are bombarded with more stuff!
More New England themed limited edition items including: New England Mansion, Minature Horse, and Coastal Beach.
Are you happy with FarmVille’s decision to work on quality control and improvement of in-game errors and bugs over providing new content?
FarmVille Official Transcript for July 23rd Podcast(more…)
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