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Saturday, August 28, 2010

FarmVille Podcast - August 28th, 2010



FarmVille Podcast - August 28th:

Hey Farmers and welcome to this week’s installment of the Official FarmVille Podcast! My name is Lexilicious and I am here to bring you all of the latest news and information about FarmVille from Zynga. This week, we will be discussing our latest releases and you guys will all be getting a sneak peek of things coming to FarmVille in the near future!

One of this week’s most exciting releases was the long awaited Pigpen feature. Pigpens are FarmVille’s newest constructable Animal Building that will allow you to store up to 20 of your Pigs at a time. If you are level 16 or above, you will be able to place the Pigpen foundation on your farm upon logging in. Alternatively, you can also purchase the Pigpen frame from the Market for 5,000 coins. In order to use your Pigpen, you’ll need to finish building it. Selecting ‘Look Inside’ from your foundation’s menu will show you what you need to complete your Pigpen.

Neighbors can send you the materials you need to construct your Pigpen from the Free Gifts Page, or you can click the “ask for more” button from the pen’s menu. When neighbors send you materials, they work exactly like any other free gift. After you accept the gift it will appear in your gift box. After clicking the "use" button under the gift it will automatically be added to your Pigpen.

Alternatively, if at any time during your construction process you decide that you’d rather simply purchase the materials required for the pen, you can do so by clicking the “Buy” button from the Pigpen’s menu. Every 24 hours, you’ll be able to collect from the pigs stored in your Pigpen and you may only have one pigpen on your farm at a time.

As I said in last week’s podcast, there will be additional functionality added to the Pigpen in the coming weeks. If you have any feedback you would like to share with us about the first version of Pigpens, please make sure to visit the official FarmVille forums and let us know what you think.

In addition to pigpens, Farmville’s newest feature allows you to proudly display your accomplishments! Crafting Recipe Mastery has just been released and will reward you will Experience Points, Coins and Mastery Signs for all of your Neighbors to see! Now, you don’t need to do anything extra to start gaining levels of crafting Mastery, you just need to continue making goods at your crafting building. As your recipe level increases, you will unlock greater levels of mastery, and get an XP and coin bonus for doing so. Of course many of you have already achieved fairly high levels with some of your recipes. The appropriate Mastery stars will be automatically awarded to you for each recipe, as well as the XP and Coin rewards that accompany those Mastery stars. Mastery signs will all be placed in your gift box. You’ll also get a pop-up notice of this the first time you open your Market Stall or Crafting Building. If you are looking for a little more information on how the details of this feature works, please make sure to visit the Game Updates section of the forums for more information. 

And lastly, our first installment of the Wild West Theme made and appearance this week, bringing with is some great new animals, decorations and buildings for you to decorate your farm with. The Wild West theme looks very different from any other theme we have released in the past and it is perfect for our farmers who may have a little bit of a wild side. 

Now before I get into our coming soon segment this week, our friends from the iphone FarmVille team wanted me to give all of you a quick reminder about the “where do you mobile farm” photo contest. This great event ends at 11:59 pm on August 31st and you can win up to 500 farm cash for participating! All you guys have to do is take a picture of yourself playing FarmVille on your mobile device and you can win big. Head on over to the FarmVille Mobile forums for more information on this event and make sure to participate while you can!

Alright! On that note, let’s go ahead and get into the part of the podcast I know all of you skip forward to hear… it’s time for a sneak peek as to what will be coming to FarmVille in the near future. 

Well, first up this week is something I know our breeders will be very excited about… Nursery barn expansion will be making its way to Farmville in the coming weeks. Along with this will be a new Wild West themed Mystery Game and more Wild West items.

And lastly, we will soon have new and improved Neighbor visits for all of our players. With the new visit system, you will be able to do more on your friend’s farms besides fertilizing. Soon, you will be able to plow your Neighbors fallow plots, collect from their animals and harvest their trees. 

When doing these actions on your Neighbors farms, you will gain coins and experience points for helping and your Neighbors will also receive the appropriate amount of XP and coins when they return.

Alright folks, well that’s it from me this week. I will be back next week with all of the latest news and information from around the farm. Again, my name is Lexi and I want to thank everyone for tuning in this week. Happy Farming everybody!


[Via FarmVille Forums]


An original post by

Sociolatte



FarmVille Crafting Mastery


farmville crafting mastery guide

As you know FarmVille Crafting Mastery is now available for all farmers.

To begin your Crafting Mastery just continue making your Goods. When your Recipe levels increase you will unlock more levels of mastery which will give you more XP and Coins.


Each Recipe is organized by Star Levels. The higher tier level of your Crafting Building, the higher the Craft Mastery will be for that Recipe. Each Recipe will have five Mastery or Star Levels available per each Crafting Recipe. If it seems confusing, refer to the chart below, provided by Zynga, that displays what Recipe Level is required before you can unlock a specific Mastery Star.
farmville crafting mastery guide

Zynga's Example: "If you have a 1-star Bakery on your farm, the first recipes available to you were Pumpkin Bread, Strawberry Shortcake and Spicy Muffin. You can earn your first Mastery star in those three recipes once that you reach recipe level 20. If you upgrade your Bakery to 2-star, you unlock a new slew of recipes: Patty Pan Tart, Triple Berry Pie and Peanut Butter Cookie. For these recipes you need to reach recipe level 23 to get your first Mastery star.

In order to get a second Mastery star for Pumpkin Vinegar (which requires a 4-star Winery) you will need to raise your recipe level to 39."

If you would like to check your current progress for a specific Recipes Craft Mastery, ..
Craft Mastery Rewards & Craft Mastery Signs

So, you may ask what is the point in participating in Crafting Mastery? Just like with Crop Mastery, mastering a Craft Recipe rewards you with additional XP (experience points) and bonus Coins. Not to mention, you get a cool Crafting Mastery Sign for your farm to let everyone know that you are a master crafter.

After earning your first star with a Crafting Recipe, you will be rewarded with a Recipe Mastery Sign. You can find the Craft Recipe Mastery Sign in your FarmVille Gift Box. By placing your sign on your farm you can simply hover over the sign to check your Mastery progress and what you need to reach the next Star Level.

Whenever you earn more star levels, your sign will automatically update to reflect your current mastery status.

Crafting Building Mastery Signs can also be placed in storage.

The chart below reflects the specific Recipe Mastery level with coordinating XP and Coin Rewards.
farmville crafting mastery guide


Upon earning each star level, you will be given the opportunity to share a FaceBook newsfeed notice with your FarmVille neighbors. Up to 5 neighbors can receive a free good from your post.

Remember, that any progress up to this point is retroactive, meaning that all your hard work will automatically count towards your Crafting Mastery.

Some of you may find as soon as Crafting Mastery was released you immediately earned Crafting Mastery for some Recipes by finding the Crafting Mastery Signs in your FarmVille Gift Box.


This article originally appeared on FarmVille Freak



An original post by

Sociolatte



Wednesday, August 25, 2010

FarmVille Pig Pen


farmville pig pen

FarmVille Pigpens will be coming very soon, maybe even as soon as this week.

According to the images after the break, it looks like the Pigpen building materials will require:


  • 8 Bricks

  • 8 Nails

  • 8 Wooden Boards


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Note, as this is an unreleased item, it is subject to change without notice. There is no official release date or guarantee that it will be the same upon debut to FarmVille.
This article originally appeared on FarmVille Freak.


An original post by

Sociolatte



Thursday, July 29, 2010

FarmVille Crafting Buildings Guide

This is meant as a guide for those who would like to know all about crafting buildings. This guide was released By Lexilicious (Community Manager) on the FarmVille Forums. 


Crafting Buildings are now here! For more information on this feature, please review the following guide. 


Crafting Buildings:

If you are level 25 and above, you will be able to turn your bushels into crafted goods with the new Crafting Buildings feature.

Upon logging into FarmVille, you will see the following pop-up.




This brief tutorial explains the basic functionality of this feature. Scroll your cursor over each of the boxes within the pop-up to see more detailed information about how Crafting Buildings work.

Now it is time to pick your profession. There are three types of Crafting Buildings available; The Winery, Bakery and Spa. Each building features its own unique set of recipes you can use to create crafted goods. 

If you did not pick a profession when the Crafting Buildings preview was released, you will see the following pop-up.




This pop-up shows you how many of your friends have selected each type of building. Clicking “What is this” will give you more detailed information on each of the buildings. Once you have decided on your profession, clicking “Yes, Place” will close the pop-up and let you place your new building on your Farm for free.

If you already selected a profession in the Crafting Buildings preview, you will receive a different pop-up. If you are happy with your initial selection, simply click “yes, place”. If you would like to choose a different profession at this time, click “choose another”. This will bring you to the menu mentioned above where you can select the building of your choice. 

Upon placing your building, you will be able to post a feed to your wall informing your friends of your new business. The first 5 friends who click on this feed within 24 hours will receive 1 of the following items: (Please note: The item your friends receive from your feed depends on the profession you selected)


  • Baker : Lvl 10 Triple Berry Pie

  • Spa Host: Lvl 10 Relaxation Candle

  • Wine Maker: Lvl 10 Tropical Wine



Your Buildings Recipe menu will automatically appear once you have posted a feed. 




In this menu, you will start with one level 10 good that is 1 minute from completion. You will also see one empty crafting spot. 

Clicking on “Make a good” will bring you to your recipes menu. Here, you will be able to make your first crafted good. Depending on what profession you have selected, your default recipe will be different. Click “Make it” from the bottom of the menu to create your good. 

Remember, to make recipes, you need to collect bushels from your friends. These bushels are the key ingredients for your goods. If you would like more information on obtaining Bushels, please review the following thread: 

http://forums.zynga.com/showthread.php?t=576166

Once you have made your good, it needs time to cook. Click on “Make Goods” to return to the main menu. Once you have done this, you will see that the level 10 good you started with is now complete. Click on the “Finish it” button. 




Once you have done this, you will receive the following pop-up that will allow you to post a feed to your wall. The first three neighbors who click this feed within 24 hours will get 1 of the type of good made. 




Clicking on “goods I am selling” from the crafting menu will show you the goods you currently have for sale. Selling goods improves existing recipes and unlocks new ones! Each time you sell a good to your Neighbors, you will receive 1 recipe experience point. 

Down the bottom of this menu is your “Sales Report”. This report shows you what goods you have sold and how many were purchased. If Neighbors purchased from your store while you were away, a bouncing arrow will appear over your building. Clicking on this will show the following menu.




You earn 90% of the sale price of items sold. The Daily Sales Report will display the amount of total coins and experience earned in your absence. 

If you wish to make a thriving business, you will need to level your Building. The level of your Building determines the number of crafting spots you have available for use. Leveling your building will also unlock new recipes. 

You can level your Building with Farm Cash by clicking the “Cash Upgrade” option or you can level with coins by unlocking the option. To unlock the coin option, you have to level a certain amount of recipes. Please see the requirements below:


  • 1 Star: Level up recipes 6 times + 50,000 coins

  • 2 Star: Level up recipes 18 times + 100,000 coins

  • 3 Star: Level up recipes 27 times + 400,000 coins

  • 4 Star: Level up recipes 36 times + 1,000,000 coins



Leveling a recipe is quite simple. Each time you make a recipe, it will count towards your level progress. Simply keep making goods of that type to level your recipe up. The higher level your recipe is, the better your crafted goods will be. There is no limit on how high you can level your recipes. 

Currently, your Crafting Building can only be upgraded to 5 Stars. Once you have a 5 star Building, the buttons to level with coins/cash will disappear.

When you level your Building, you will receive a pop-up that allows you to post a feed to your wall. The first three neighbors who click this feed within 24 hours will receive a level 3 crafted good.




In addition to selling your crafted goods to your friends, they can also be traded for rewards. To access goods that you have in your inventory, click “Use” from the crafting menu and select “Goods”.




This menu will display how many crafted goods are in your possession. Please note that you can only have 200 Crafted Goods in your inventory at a time. This capacity limit only pertains to your Crafted Goods. Your Bushel inventory does not count towards this capacity.

If you click the “use” button underneath a good, you will trade it for fuel. The higher the level of the crafted good you use, the more fuel you will get. You can see your fuel gauge increase within the inventory menu.




Now that you know how to use your own crafted goods, it’s time to move on to purchasing goods and bushels from your friends. There are two different ways you can visit your Neighbors Buildings.

  1. From the Crafting menu, click “Buy”. You will then see the option to select “Shop for Goods” or “Shop for Bushels”. Clicking “Shop for Goods” will bring up the following menu.




    From this menu, you can select the type of good you would like to purchase. Clicking “select” underneath a good will bring up another menu that will automatically display the highest level goods for sale first. Select the good you want to purchase and you will be brought to the following screen:




    From this screen you can not only purchase your desired good, you can also shop for bushels from your Neighbor’s store if they are available.


  1. When visiting a friends Farm, simply click on their crafting building to open the menu(s) mentioned above.


Upon purchasing an item from your Neighbor’s store, you will receive a pop-up allowing you to post a feed to their wall informing them of your actions. 

The first 3 Neighbors to click this feed within 24 hours will receive 1 good of the same type as the one you purchased. 




Remember, Goods purchased from your Neighbors can also be traded for fuel, so make sure to visit their shops often.

If for some reason you wish to delete your Crafting Building, all progress on the level of the Building and recipes will be saved. However, you will lose all goods that are being sold in your store. If you wish to purchase a new Crafting Building, it can be purchased from the “Buildings” section of the Market for 100,000 coins, provided you do not have any other Crafting Buildings on your farm at the time. If you wish to purchase the two additional Buildings, they can be bought for 80 Farm Cash apiece. 

You may only own one of each type of Building at a time.



[Via Official FarmVille Forums]


An original post by

Sociolatte



Wednesday, July 28, 2010

FarmVille Collections: How does it work

Collections have now come to FarmVille. Collections are a major part of the game; FrontierVille.


So how do FarmVille collections work. You find these collections while plowing, harvesting trees and animals and fertilizing friend's and neighbor's crops. You can get hint's of where to find these collections once the collection icon pops up. Simply mouse over the icon to get your hints. 


If you find rare and uncommon collectible's you can then share these with your friends. Some collections however can only be found from gifts sent from friends. When you find an entire set of collectibles, you can then turn it in or trade in for a reward of XP, coins and Fuel. (250XP, 5,000 coins or 5 Tanks of Fuel)


Current set of collections available in FarmVille


1. Bugs Collection
2. Country Kitsch Collection
3. Button Collection
4. Gardening Tools Collection
5. Butterfly Collection
6. Feather Collection


The Lightening Collection (Currently there is only set but more are coming)
1. Gem Stone Collection.


You will need to get 10 of each item listed in the set. Once you trade in your collection you can post a news alert telling your neighbors of your achievement and if they click your fed within 24 hours they will get  a random collectible from the same set you just completed. 







An original post by

Sociolatte



Monday, July 26, 2010

FarmVille Beehives Fertilize All reward

Beehives in FarmVille are receiving a new type of option "Fertilize All". The pop-up allows a fertilize all reward option, as seen in the image below. This fertilize all will fertilize the farm. This reward can be used immediateness or stored in the gift box to be used later.



So to get this new reward you need to have an overflowing beehive.


An original post by

Sociolatte



Thursday, June 3, 2010

FarmVille Move and Recycle Tools

FarmVille has the new move and recycle tool. When you click on this tool you get a pop-up asking if you would like to sell anything that can be sold and delete anything that can't. If you click the accept button then all your FarmVille stuff gets recycled. This is a good thing because if some gifts and other things in your storage is not used they loose they value. Selling them gives you 0 coins anyway. This option let's get get rid of unnecessary items and cleans up everything for you.




This tool can be found on the right hand side of your low tool down in the tool bar. It's the same tool that you use to move things around. If there are unused items in your inventory use this tool to clean things up and give you more space and freedom



To move something around simply click on the move tool then click on the object and move it around. While doing so some objects are rotatable and by clicking on your space bar you get to see them rotate. You can also move seeded or plants plots with the new tool.


FarmVille's latest tool seek to simplify things on your farm. Got feedback let us know.







An original post by

Sociolatte



Tuesday, June 1, 2010

What do baby calves and foals grow up into on FarmVille

FarmVille now allows all baby foals and calves to grow up into adult animals that you can keep. Depending on what animals are in your nursery barn you have a chance of them growing up into a chocolate cow, Holstein cow, black horse, cream draft horse and a light blue pony. 


You might notice that baby animals do not grow up into their exact counterpart. The reason for this is the cows and horses that can produce calves and foals can only be purchased for farm cash and it would not be fair to people who spent cash on purchasing these adult animals to have their neighbors get them for free. 


Here is what the baby calves and foals grow up into.


Cows

  • Chocolate Cow – Pink Patch Calf, Fan Calf, Neapolitan Calf, Pink Calf, Kelly Green Calf

  • Holstein Cow – Calf, Longhorn Calf, Brown Calf



Horses

  • Black Horse – Foal, Grey Foal, Mustang Foal, White Foal

  • Cream Draft Horse – Clydesdale Foal, Percheron Foal

  • Light Blue Pony – All Pony Foals




These are the rumored transformations provided by FarmVille Freak Oliver:


  • The Brown Foal, Gray Foal, Pinto Foal, White Foal, Appaloosa Foal will grow up into a Black Horse.


  • The Clydesdale Foal and percheron foal will grow up into a Cream Draft Horse.


  • The Pink Pony Foal, Purple Pony Foal and Brown Pony Foal will grow up into a Blue Pony Foal.

  • Mustang Foal – ?


  • The Pink Calf, BOV1NE- 09 Calf, Neapolitan Calf, Pink Patch Calf, Kelly Green Calf, Fan Calf will grow up into a Chocolate Cow.


  • The Regular Cow Calf, Brown Calf, Longhorn Calf will grow up into a Holstein Cow.

  • Tuscan Calf – ?















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An original post by

Sociolatte



Friday, May 28, 2010

FarmVille raise your baby foals and calves in the nursery barn

Have you built your Nursery Barn if so you can now raise your baby foals and baby calves in the nursery barn. With the chance that each time your harvest from your Nursery barn one of your baby animals will grow into an adult animal. So stock up your Nursery barn with nursery items. 


To know more about the Nursery barn we have attached a guide found on the official FarmVille forum by community manager Lexilicious.



“Nursery Barn:


Upon entering Farmville you’ll receive the following Message of the Day.After clicking the ‘OK’ button, you will be taken to your Gift Box where you will receive the Nursery Barn Foundation.You can also purchase the Nursery foundation from the decorations section of Market for 5,000 Coins.


Once you’ve placed the Foundation on your farm, you will be prompted with a message letting you know that you can post a feed to ask you friends for help building your Nursery.


Clicking the “Share” button will give you the option to post a feed to your wall. Up to 10 of your Neighbors can click on this feed to receive 100 Coins.


In order to use your Nursery Barn, you’ll need to finish building it. Selecting ‘Look Inside’ from your foundation’s menu will show you what you need to complete your Nursery Barn.


When you first place the foundation, you’ll have one Bottle already. In order to build a complete stable you’ll need 10 of each item. You can get these items one of three ways:


1. From neighbors via the Free Gifts menu.


Neighbors can send you the components you need to build your Nursery. Your Neighbors will be able to send you three of the five types of building components to help you complete your Nursery Barn.



Please note that the components displayed on the Free Gifts Page are randomized. As such, the components displayed on the Free Gifts Page may be different for each player. Each player should be able to send one of the two components specific to the Nursery Barn (Bottles and Blankets), and two of the components shared with the Horse Stable.



When neighbors send you a building component, it works exactly like any other free gift. After you accept the gift it will appear in your gift box.
After clicking the “use” button under the gift it will automatically be added to your Nursery Barn.



PLEASE NOTE: Since the Horse Stable and Nursery Barn share components, if you have both unfinished on your farm you’ll be able to select which building a component goes to when to click select.



2. Purchasing components from the Market,


You can purchase components required to build your Nursery Barn from the Market for 1 Farm Cash per item.


3. Ask For More


When viewing the interior of your unfinished Nursery Barn, each component that you have not yet received 10 of has an ‘Ask For More’ button, that when clicked will allow you to post a feed to let people know how many of each component you need. The link in this Feed will take them to the Gifting page where they can select a component to send to you.


When you reach 25 items, you’ll receive pop-up that will allow you to post a feed to your wall. The first ten neighbors to click this feed will receive a random building component for their own Nursery Barn construction.


When you complete your Nursery Barn, you will receive a popup asking you if you’d like to share the news with your friends. Clicking the Share button on this popup will give you the option to post a feed to your wall that will give up to five neighbors who click on it a free Grey Foal.


Once the Nursery Barn is complete, you’ll receive a Grey Foal of your own.’


You’re able to store up to 20 baby foals and calves in your stable and you may only have one Nursery Barn per farm.



Every 24 hours, you’ll be able to collect from the foals and calves stored in your Nursery. Eventually, you’ll be able to use the Nursery to grow your foals and calves up!” (Source: Official FarmVille Forum)








An original post by

Sociolatte



Friday, May 14, 2010

FarmVille Hay Bale Art Decorating Contest




FarmVille has lauched the Hay Bale Art Decorating Contest. Farmers with that creative touch can now show off their creative prowess. The contest lasts from 13th - 20th may and users stand a chance to win 1000 farm cash and 1,000,000 in coins


Please find details of the Contest below as found on the Zynga Forums.



Greetings Folks!

We here on the FarmVille Team want to see what our most talented Farmers are capable of with nothing more than Hay Bales and a little bit of imagination.

Submit photos of your Hay Bale Art from May 13th – May 20th for a chance to win 1000 Farm Cash and 1,000,000 coins in our Hay Bale Art Decorating Contest!

This time around, there is no theme you guys have to adhere to. Just make sure to wow us with some creative, detailed art. The sky's the limit!

In addition to the cash and coins, the winners will have their farms presented on the Farmville Fan Page!



Happy Farming!





Details:




  • For the first time ever, we will be allowing our community to have the final say on our top 5 winners.

  • The FarmVille team will be selecting our top 10 favorite Hay Bale Art entries on the 20th of May.

  • Entries will be accepted until 6 pm PST on May 20th.

  • We will announce the FarmVille Team's top 10 selections on Friday, May 21st.

  • On May 21st, the FarmVille Teams top 10 selections will be put up on a public poll so users can vote for their favorite Farm.

  • Polls will close on Thursday, May 27th at 3:00 PM PST.

  • The top 5 farms with the most votes will be declared our winners and will be announced on May 27th.

  • Make sure you are creative! The FarmVille team will be judging the pictures based off of originality, effort and presentation.

  • No photoshopped (or edited) images are allowed. And yes, we can tell.

  • No flaming or insulting pictures that other players have posted.




Rules:





ALL ENTRIES MUST BE POSTED IN THIS THREAD!




  • Please refrain from creating images on your farm that are Copyrighted. If you choose to depict a copyrighted image, you will not be selected as one of our winners.

  • Please keep your entries Rated G! We cannot publicly display graphic or inappropriate content on our Fan Page, so if you wish to be a winner, keep it clean!

  • No inappropriate content is allowed in the photos. (The forum rules still apply)

  • The photos must show your entire Farm, within reason. Show us as much farm as you can!

  • The picture must be original. No going and getting an image off of the internet.

  • Your entry must be an image of your Farm. No posting images of your friends or neighbors farms.

  • If you are selected as one of our winners, you must provide us with your Facebook User ID. These user ID's can be sent to Lexilicious via Forum PM. (Please do not send your User ID number to me unless you are selected as a winner!)

  • Do NOT post your Facebook User ID on the forums. Entries that are sent to any members of the FarmVille team via PM or email will not be considered valid.

  • No spamming of the thread is allowed. This includes any content that is not relevant to the Decorating Contest.

  • One entry per person. Choose wisely! (This means that creating an additional forum account to post multiple entries is NOT allowed.)




Rewards:



The 5 winners of the contest will receive:


  • 1000 Farm Cash

  • 1,000,000 Coins









Image Posting Tutorial:



For those of you how may not be familiar with how to use the forums, I have created a quick tutorial on how to post an image to the forums.


  1. Take your photo.

  2. Upload your photo to your computer, and save it.

  3. Next, your image needs to be hosted. Go to www.imageshack.com. (Don't worry, it's free!)

  4. Click on the "Browse" button.

  5. Select the image you wish to upload from your computer.

  6. Check the box next to the "Resize image?" option.

  7. From the pull down menu, select "800 x 600 ".

  8. Click "Start Upload"

  9. Once the image is uploaded, copy the "Direct Link".

  10. Open up the FarmVille forums, and click "Post Reply" In the official Event thread.

  11. Click on the button that looks like a picture. (See the highlighted red section in the image below)

  12. Paste the "Direct Link" URL you copied earlier into the pop-up that appears.

  13. Click "submit reply".

  14. That's it! You should see your image posted in the thread.



Please remember that this is only one of many free image hosting websites. It is not required that users use Imageshack to participate in this event.

A vast majority of free image hosting websites have a bandwidth limit. This means that if enough people view your picture, there is the possibility that your bandwidth will be exceeded, and your image will no longer be visible. Should this happen, it is your responsibility to re-upload your image to another site prior to the end of the event.

Happy farming everyone!






An original post by

Sociolatte



Monday, May 10, 2010

FarmVille announces the grand prize winner of the Twitter Contest




The Grand prize winner of 500 Farm Cash has been announced and the prize goes to JessicaMeshaw. The Twitter contest lasted for three days and there have been many winners of 100 Farm Cash with 1 Grand Prize Winner. For those of you'll who missed the event, find below a snip it of what the contest was in brief



To Enter:


  1. Log into your Twitter account and make sure you're following @zfarmville -http://www.twitter.com/zfarmville

  • If you don't have a Twitter account, it only takes minutes to register!



  1. Tweet this contest message: "Tweet for FC Day 1! I want to win 500 Farm Cash from @zfarmville!http://tinyurl.com/274ypzn"


  2. On the second day, tweet: “Tweet for FC Day 2! I want to win 500 Farm Cash from @zfarmvillehttp://tinyurl.com/274ypzn” 


  3. And, on the third day, tweet: “Tweet for FC Day 3! I want to win 500 Farm Cash from @zfarmville!http://tinyurl.com/274ypzn”






Congratulations to the Day 1 winners of our Twitter Contest!

The following people have won 100 Farm Cash!


Day 1 Winners:

  • Jncobb

  • breezybrizzy

  • dhananjayagrwl

  • kordsmen

  • RASteelLife

  • OrlandoDantas

  • Sana31

  • skyekitrina

  • laViech

  • rence9



Congratulations to the Day 2 winners of our Twitter Contest!

The following people have won 100 Farm Cash!


Day 2 Winners:

  • leena_553

  • mommy2timothy

  • AmySwtpea

  • joybell305

  • rosebud19_69

  • scottcovington

  • sallyreilly

  • tomblinc

  • GRICanHaz

  • MrsTex43





Congratulations to the Day 3 winners of our Twitter Contest!

The following people have won 100 Farm Cash!


Day 3 Winners:

  • only4farmville

  • Jojko92

  • iLikeCNV

  • Trylobit

  • poljan6

  • Chazzer13

  • remconet

  • ngvaynshtok

  • TweedleMB

  • JESSisOverrated





Congratulations to the Grand Prize winner of our Twitter Contest!


Grand Prize Winner:
  • JessicaMeshaw


Thank you to everyone who has participated in this event and 
congratulations to our Grand Prize winner who is walking away with 500 Farm Cash!












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Sociolatte



Wednesday, May 5, 2010

FarmVille Tweet for Farm Cash Contest



Announced on the FarmVille Community forums. 



FarmVille is holding a special 3-day Twitter contest!


We're giving away 100 Farm Cash to 10 daily winners, and one Grand Prize winner will win 500 Farm Cash! It's just a simple tweet a day!

To Enter:

  1. Log into your Twitter account and make sure you're following @zfarmville -http://www.twitter.com/zfarmville

  • If you don't have a Twitter account, it only takes minutes to register!


  1. Tweet this contest message: "Tweet for FC Day 1! I want to win 500 Farm Cash from @zfarmville!http://tinyurl.com/274ypzn"

  2. On the second day, tweet: “Tweet for FC Day 2! I want to win 500 Farm Cash from @zfarmvillehttp://tinyurl.com/274ypzn” 

  3. And, on the third day, tweet: “Tweet for FC Day 3! I want to win 500 Farm Cash from @zfarmville!http://tinyurl.com/274ypzn”



You may submit up to 5 tweets a day.

Tweets for the daily prize will be accepted until 11:59 pm PST each day, and winners, who are randomly selected, will be announced the following morning.

A Grand Prize winner will be chosen on Sunday May 9th at 11:59pm PST and will be announced on Monday the 10th of May.

The more you tweet, the better your chances of winning 100 or 500 Farm Cash! 

Contest runs from May 4th, 2010 at 5:25 PM PST - May 7th, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST.

Winners will be announced on Twitter and on the FarmVille fan page. Don't forget to spread the word about our special 3-day contest!




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Sociolatte



Saturday, May 1, 2010

How to hide or unhide FarmVille on Facebook


How to hide FarmVille updates from appearing on your News Feed.



1. Login to Facebook.

2. Hover over the FarmVille update 

3. The 'Hide' button appears on the left hand side of the update

4. Click on Hide.



Once that is done you no longer have updates appearing on your News Feed



How to Unhide FarmVille



1. Login to Facebook.

2. Scroll right to the bottom of your News Feed Home page

3. On the right hand side of the last News Feed you find the button 'Edit Options'

4. Clicking on 'Edit Option' brings up a list or people or applications you might have hid.

5. Find FarmVille and click the button next to it which says 'Add To News Feed"



Your done, FarmVille updates are back on your News Feed.








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Sociolatte



Monday, April 26, 2010

How to delete FarmVille from Facebook


How to delete or remove Farmville from Facebook


There are two things people are worried about. If you simply want to delete notifications coming to your wall from these games you would need to hover over the upper right hand side of the notification when it arrives and the option "Hide" appears. Simply click hide and the notifications will then be stopped.


This was you can continue your game and not get the notifications.


If you want to delete the game from your application settings you would need to do the following



1. Account
2. Privacy Preferences
3. Click on 'edit your settings' under "Apps and Websites"
4. Beside Apps you use please click on 'edit Settings'
5. Click on 'edit' beside Apps you use
5. Click on FarmVille or the (X) mark beside the App
6. Click on Remove
7. Confirm Remove

By removing the game completely you will now no more be able to play it. So you need to decide if you want to remove the game application completely or simply hide notifications.



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Sociolatte



Wednesday, April 21, 2010

FarmVille Nursery Barn









FarmVille now has a brand new building for you to keep your calves and foals in, the Nursery Barn! Just like the Horse Stables, you'll need to build it with help from your friends or by purchasing pieces from the Market with Farm Cash.

Starting with last night's release the foundation for the Nursery Barn can either be found in your Gift Box, or available for purchase from the Market for 5,000 Coins. Once the foundation is placed, you can post a feed to let your friends know so they can help you get started. Up to ten neighbors can click the feed to receive 100 coins.

You can select Look Inside from the Nursery Barn's pulldown menu in order to see just what you'll need to build a complete Nursery. Five different items go into the Nursery Barn, and you'll need 10 of each of them. The Bricks, Wooden Boards and Nails are hold overs from the Horse Stable, but you'll also need baby Bottles and Blankets for the nursery. When you place the foundation, there's already a Bottle inside to help you get started.

In order to get all the pieces you need, each of them can be purchased from the Market for 1 Farm Cash each. You can also get them as gifts from friends from the Free Gifts page. Three of the five components necessary to build the Nursery are available to send, with a random three being displayed for each player. That way everyone has a chance to get each piece they need. Also, you can now let your neighbors know exactly what pieces you need. When you look inside your unfinished Nursery Barn, you'll see that each piece has an Ask For More button underneath. Clicking it will let you post a Feed that tells your friend exactly how many of each piece you need to finish your Nursery.

Once you hit 25 items, you'll be able to post a feed to let your friends know about your progress. The first 10 neighbors that click it will receive a random building component for their own Nursery. Once your Nursery is finally completed, you'll be able to send another feed that celebrates your achievement by offering up to 5 of your neighbors a free grey foal. You'll also have your very own grey foal waiting for you inside of your Nursery once it's finished.

You can store up to 20 foals and calves in your Nursery, and can collect from them every 24 hours, just like Horses and the Horse Stable. Eventually, you can use the Nursery to grow your foals and calves up, so stay tuned for more info coming very soon.



Nursery Barn materials Link


Nursery Barn brick link: http://apps.facebook.com/onthefarm/gifts_send.php?gift=brick
Nursery Barn wooden board linkhttp://apps.facebook.com/onthefarm/gifts_send.php?gift=woodenboard
Nursery Barn nail linkhttp://apps.facebook.com/onthefarm/gifts_send.php?gift=nail
Nursery Barn bottle linkhttp://apps.facebook.com/onthefarm/gifts_send.php?gift=bottle
Nursery Barnblanket linkhttp://apps.facebook.com/onthefarm/gifts_send.php?gift=blanket









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Sociolatte



FarmVille Peanut Crop

FarmVille has introduced a new permanent crop the Peanut. 





The peanut's a 16 hour crop, yields 78 coins when harvested, and can be purchased for 20 coins from the market.







 it can be mastered! Level 1 is achieved at 275 crops harvested, Level 2 at 825 crops and for Level 3 you'll need to harvest 1650 crops.







Level 1 mastery : 275 peanuts
Level 2 mastery : 825 peanuts
Level 3 mastery : 1650 peanuts









Off course there were rumors that this crop will be launched with an Ad sponsor but that has not yet happened.










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Sociolatte



FarmVille forbidden Rice Crop

With Earth Day just a day away (April 22) farmVille has relased a new mystery box and a limited editions Forbidden Rice Crop. To find these itrems you would need to head over to the FarmVille market place to get your limited items.

Forbidden Rice is available to farmers Level 22 and above. It costs 300 coins per plot and is ready to harvest in 8 hours yielding 400 coins.




There is no Crop Mastery available for Forbidden Rice.





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Sociolatte



Saturday, April 10, 2010

FarmVille 4 new Co-Op Farming Missions

FarmVille added 4 new Co-Op challenges for all farmers. The four new Co-Op missions are

1. Frantic for Flowers. Grow Red Tulips for a wedding.

2. Stirring Things up. Grow 3 crops of Rice, Soy Beans, and Peppers to make Stir Fry.
3. Very Berry Field Trip. Grow Cranberries and Grapes for a school trip!
4. Tossin' Tomatoes. Grow Tomatoes for a county fair game!

So go ahead and invite all your friends to join you in these new farming challenges. Help your neighbours  and earn special reward points and XP.






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Sociolatte



Friday, April 9, 2010

FarmVille New Far East Themed Items


FarmVille goes all the way to the far east. Themed items from India now available. Given the popularity of the Game in India, it comes as no surprise that you can now find  chaat stand (Traditional Indian Street Food), Sari Clothes line, Sari Stall and to top it all an Indian Langur Monkey.

FarmVille Indian themed items are listed below.

Animal
Langur Monkey - 18 Farm Cash

Building
Shoe House - 100000 Coins

Decorations:
Sari Clothes Line - 1 Farm Cash
Lime Stand - 1 Farm Cash
Chaat Stand - 1 Farm Cash
Wicker Basket - 1 Farm Cash
Dye Stall - 2000 Coins
Sari Stall - 2000 Coins
Wash Bucket - 1000 Coins







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    Thursday, April 8, 2010

    FarmVille Puppies





    Puppies can be purchased from the market for either farm cash or coins. The red border coolie can be purchased for 300,000 coins from the market, currently this is the only breed and color that can be purchased for coins and you can also change it's color. If you change it's color you will be charged farm cash for your purchase. when you click buy a pop-up will appear letting you know that you'll need to feed your puppy everyday in order to keep it from running away. Clicking ok on this pop-up will take you to the puppy customization screen, at this point you can pick a name and a gender for your puppy. Once your ready to purchase the red border coolie click the buy button. You will also receive a pop-up reminding you to feed your puppy kibble once every 24 hours. If your puppy runs up to you with a thought button over it's head with kibble inside it means your puppy is hungry and needs to be fed. In order to keep your puppy from going to the pound you need to feed it kibble once every 24 hours. Kibble can be purchased from the market for 5 farm cash or you can ask your friends to send you kibble. Clicking the "Ask Your Friends" will give you to option to post a feed that if clicked, will allow 3 of your neighbors to send you one bag of kibble each. This feed will remain active for 24 hours or until 3 neighbors have clicked it. Each neighbor that helps you will receive a 100 coins. All the kibble you receive either from the market or your neighbors will automatically go into you gift box. To find the status of your puppy simply mouse over your pet and you'll see how many times out of 14 that they have been fed. If they are currently hungry you will see how much time they have before they run away. If they have already been fed you will see a timer showing you how much time there is before they are hungry again. 


    If you neglect to feed your puppy it will end up in the pound and you would need to pay farm cash to get it out. If your puppy runs away there will be an icon on the left hand of your screen with picture of your puppy behind bars. Clicking on this icon will inform you that your puppy is in the pound. From the pet section of the market you will have to pay 3 farm cash to free your puppy from the pound. 


    Remember you can only have one coin purchased puppy, that means if your puppy goes to the pound you cannot get another puppy for coins. You will have to release him from the pound or purchase a new puppy from the market with farm cash. 


    If you do not want to deal with the stress of a coin puppy you can buy the golden retriever sheep dog and border coolie for 65 farm cash each. Each puppy has the option for three different colors along with the same options as the coin puppy. The cash puppy also comes along with a two week supply of kibble. You may purchase as many farm cash puppies as you want and they will not run away if they are not fed. All puppies well taken care of will become full grown dogs in the future.  






    Puppies have arrived in FarmVille! Now you can choose, name and adopt your very own furry friend! Visit the Market to take home an adorable Golden Retriever, Sheepdog or Border Collie today!














    Pets have finally come to FarmVille.You can now buy a puppy of your very own in our Market! Your new puppy will follow you wherever you go, and will eventually become a full grown dog! Here’s how you can get one.


    How to get a puppy in FarmVille


    Coin Option – Buying Your Puppy
    You can purchase the Red Border Collie for 300,000 Coins:





    When you click Buy, the following pop-up appears, letting you know that you’ll need to feed your puppy every day in order to keep it from running away. You are NOT charged for the puppy at this point. Clicking Okay on this pop-up takes you to the Puppy Customization screen:



    At this point, you can pick a Name for your puppy, and whether it is Male or Female. 
    PLEASE NOTE: The only color available for the coin Border Collie is Red. If you select a color other than Red, the price will change from 300,000 Coins to 65 Farm Cash:



    Once you’re ready to purchase your Red Border Collie, click the Buy button. You’ll receive a popup reminding you to feed your puppy Kibble once every day, or it will run away:



    Clicking Okay will take you to your Farm to place your new puppy. You are only charged for the puppy when you place him or her on your Farm. Once your puppy is placed, it will run up to you with a thought bubble over its head with Kibble inside.



    This means that your puppy is hungry and needs kibble!
    Coin Option – Feeding Your Puppy
    In order to keep your puppy around, once it’s hungry you’ll need to feed it Kibble once every 24 hours for a period of 14 days. You can get Kibble one of two ways:

    Purchasing it in the Market for 5 Farm Cash (one bag per 5 Farm Cash):



    Or you can ask your friends to send you Kibble via Feeds. Selecting Ask for Kibble from your puppy’s pulldown menu will bring up the following popup:



    Clicking Ask Your Friends will give you the option to post a feed that if clicked will let up to three of your neighbors send you one bag of Kibble each. This feed remains active for up to 24 hours, or once three neighbors have clicked. Each neighbor that helps you receives 100 Coins.

    All Kibble you receive whether from Neighbors or from the Market will automatically go to your Gift Box. To feed your puppy, when you have Kibble available and they are hungry, either select Feed from the puppy’s pulldown menu.

    To view the status of your puppy, simply mouseover your pet, and you’ll see how many times out of 14 that they’ve already been fed. If they’re currently hungry, you’ll see how much time you have before they run away (the “Feed Now” timer). If they’ve already been fed once for the day, you’ll see a timer showing how long you have before they’re hungry again.



    Clicking Pay Fine will take you to the Pets section of the Market with a ‘Rescue My Dog’ option.



    Clicking Buy will take you back to your Farm and give you the option to place your puppy.
    Farm Cash Option – Buying A Puppy
    You can buy the Golden Retriever, Sheep Dog, and Border Collie for 65 Farm Cash Each. Each Puppy has the option for three different colors, along with the same options as the Coin Option puppy. The Cash puppy also comes with a 2 weeks supply of Kibble.



    You may purchase as many Farm Cash puppies as you want, and they will not run away if they are not fed for a day.

    Eventually, all puppies, if well taken care of will become full grown dogs!
    PLEASE NOTE: Your Farm Cash will not be deducted until you place your puppy on your Farm.

    Remember that you may only have one Coin purchased puppy. That means that if your puppy goes to the pound, you can not purchase another Coin puppy. You’ll have to retrieve your original puppy from the pound.
    Rescuing Your Puppy From the Pound – Coin Puppy Only
    If you forget to feed your puppy, they’ll end up in the pound, and you’ll need to pay to get them out. When you enter FarmVille after your puppy’s run away, there will be a HUD icon in the upper-left hand corner of your screen with a puppy behind bars. Once you click on this HUD icon, you’ll receive the following pop up:


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