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What’s Up With All of the FarmVille Gamers?

FarmVille, a real-time farm simulation game, is the newest in a long line of popular online games created by Zynga. New to Facebook, I couldn’t believe how many of my friends and family are playing FarmVille! And, everyday, there are more and more Facebook and MySpace users signing up to play this new and so popular game. So I just had to post about it as I did a little research to find out … What’s Up with all of the FarmVille Players? 

The object of the game is to manage a virtual farm by planting, growing and harvesting virtual crops, trees, and raising livestock, without wilting your crops or killing off your livestock. 

The game itself is extraordinarily simple.  You plant and harvest crops and generally run a basic farm. The more crops you plant and harvest, the more money and XP you will earn, which will allow you to purchase decorations, buildings, and a larger farm. The goal is to gain the FarmVille Coins, the free version of currency in the game. With those coins, you can buy new crops, level up your character help your neighbours and hopefully, eventually get a bigger farm and bigger houses. However, to get the really cool stuff in game, you need FarmVille Cash, a currency that costs money or needs a credit card and a lot of player time to retrieve.

And as you do this, you’ll advance in levels over time.

How to get started. When you have a friend on Facebook with a FarmVille account, you can click on any of their FarmVille related posts, whick will take you to the Facebook/Farmville access page.  Allowing FarmVille access will let it pull your profile information, photos, your friends’ info, and other content that it requires to work.  If not, click on this link (you must sign in to your Facebook account first): http://apps.facebook.com/onthefarm/index.php

There may come a time, though, when you want to get a little more out of the game. Every time you move up a level, you unlock new buildings, seeds, and decorations. This means that in order to get the most out of your FarmVille experience, you’ll have to “level up quickly” to unlock as many items and bonuses as you can.