History Videogame / FarmVille

14th Jul '16 8:37:35 AM anza_sb
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->"Man, Farmville is so huge! Do you realize [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative it's the second-biggest browser-based social-networking-centered farming game in the WORLD]]?"

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->"Man, Farmville is so huge! Do you realize [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative it's the second-biggest browser-based social-networking-centered farming game in the WORLD]]?"WORLD?"
13th Jul '16 8:07:11 PM Berrenta
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Farmville is basically the TropeCodifier and GenreLaunch for games in a social-networking environment: insane customization and [[GottaCatchEmAll collectability]], and progress requiring ALittleHelpFromMyFriends. ([[StopPokingMe Just a little]].) The formula works: Farmville has become so insanely popular that Creator/BlizzardEntertainment has [[http://www.massively.com/2010/03/04/activision-farmers-could-kill-wow/ begun to consider it a competitor]] to ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. And [[FollowTheLeader various other competitors]], such as an announced ''VideoGame/TheSims'' Facebook game.

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Farmville is basically the TropeCodifier and GenreLaunch for games in a social-networking environment: insane customization and [[GottaCatchEmAll collectability]], and progress requiring ALittleHelpFromMyFriends.help from friends. ([[StopPokingMe Just a little]].) The formula works: Farmville has become so insanely popular that Creator/BlizzardEntertainment has [[http://www.massively.com/2010/03/04/activision-farmers-could-kill-wow/ begun to consider it a competitor]] to ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. And [[FollowTheLeader various other competitors]], such as an announced ''VideoGame/TheSims'' Facebook game.
4th Jul '16 3:22:17 PM anza_sb
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->"Man, Farmville is so huge! Do you realize [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative it's the second-biggest browser-based social-networking-centered farming game in the WORLD]]?"
-->--'''AltText of ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' [[http://xkcd.com/802 #802: Online Communities 2]]'''
25th Jun '16 10:52:54 AM Morgenthaler
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''VideoGame/FarmVille'' is a [[WebGames flash-based game]] by Zynga Inc., available through Website/{{Facebook}}. You play a farmer, with a single farm (at first) consisting of [[IsometricProjection isometric tiles]]. You plow land, plant crops and trees, buy animals, and harvest them at regular intervals. You may also buy buildings, decorations, vehicles, and various other items, many of which are cosmetic rather than functional. The primary currency is "coins", which are earned through harvesting, completing achievements ("ribbons"), and assisting your neighbors. There is also a secondary currency called "Farm Cash" which is primarily purchased with real money, and is necessary to [[BribingYourWayToVictory buy most of the really good stuff]]. Through working on your farm and buying items, you earn experience, which in turn unlocks better items as you gain levels.

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''VideoGame/FarmVille'' ''[=FarmVille=]'' is a [[WebGames flash-based game]] by Zynga Inc., available through Website/{{Facebook}}. You play a farmer, with a single farm (at first) consisting of [[IsometricProjection isometric tiles]]. You plow land, plant crops and trees, buy animals, and harvest them at regular intervals. You may also buy buildings, decorations, vehicles, and various other items, many of which are cosmetic rather than functional. The primary currency is "coins", which are earned through harvesting, completing achievements ("ribbons"), and assisting your neighbors. There is also a secondary currency called "Farm Cash" which is primarily purchased with real money, and is necessary to [[BribingYourWayToVictory buy most of the really good stuff]]. Through working on your farm and buying items, you earn experience, which in turn unlocks better items as you gain levels.
14th May '15 1:05:31 PM Nithael
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FarmVille is a [[WebGames flash-based game]] by Zynga Inc., available through {{Facebook}}. You play a farmer, with a single farm (at first) consisting of [[IsometricProjection isometric tiles]]. You plow land, plant crops and trees, buy animals, and harvest them at regular intervals. You may also buy buildings, decorations, vehicles, and various other items, many of which are cosmetic rather than functional. The primary currency is "coins", which are earned through harvesting, completing achievements ("ribbons"), and assisting your neighbors. There is also a secondary currency called "Farm Cash" which is primarily purchased with real money, and is necessary to [[BribingYourWayToVictory buy most of the really good stuff]]. Through working on your farm and buying items, you earn experience, which in turn unlocks better items as you gain levels.

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FarmVille ''VideoGame/FarmVille'' is a [[WebGames flash-based game]] by Zynga Inc., available through {{Facebook}}.Website/{{Facebook}}. You play a farmer, with a single farm (at first) consisting of [[IsometricProjection isometric tiles]]. You plow land, plant crops and trees, buy animals, and harvest them at regular intervals. You may also buy buildings, decorations, vehicles, and various other items, many of which are cosmetic rather than functional. The primary currency is "coins", which are earned through harvesting, completing achievements ("ribbons"), and assisting your neighbors. There is also a secondary currency called "Farm Cash" which is primarily purchased with real money, and is necessary to [[BribingYourWayToVictory buy most of the really good stuff]]. Through working on your farm and buying items, you earn experience, which in turn unlocks better items as you gain levels.



Farmville is basically the TropeCodifier and GenreLaunch for games in a social-networking environment: insane customization and [[GottaCatchEmAll collectability]], and progress requiring ALittleHelpFromMyFriends. ([[StopPokingMe Just a little]].) The formula works: Farmville has become so insanely popular that BlizzardEntertainment has [[http://www.massively.com/2010/03/04/activision-farmers-could-kill-wow/ begun to consider it a competitor]] to ''WorldOfWarcraft''. And [[FollowTheLeader various other competitors]], such as an announced ''VideoGame/TheSims'' Facebook game.

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Farmville is basically the TropeCodifier and GenreLaunch for games in a social-networking environment: insane customization and [[GottaCatchEmAll collectability]], and progress requiring ALittleHelpFromMyFriends. ([[StopPokingMe Just a little]].) The formula works: Farmville has become so insanely popular that BlizzardEntertainment Creator/BlizzardEntertainment has [[http://www.massively.com/2010/03/04/activision-farmers-could-kill-wow/ begun to consider it a competitor]] to ''WorldOfWarcraft''.''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. And [[FollowTheLeader various other competitors]], such as an announced ''VideoGame/TheSims'' Facebook game.
13th Jun '14 1:06:41 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: There's a Brontosaurus in the market. Brontosaurus never existed, it should be Apatosaurus.



* SomewhereAPalaeontologistIsCrying: There's a Brontosaurus in the market. Brontosaurus never existed, it should be Apatosaurus.
12th Jun '14 1:09:09 PM SallyB
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* DecemberDecemberRomance: Your neighbors Barbara and Walter, who get married over the June 2014 arc- with your help, of course.
2nd May '14 9:23:46 PM SallyB
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** The May 2014 Donkey Cart challenge also requires you to have an "Asinine Assistant"...
14th Apr '14 5:06:41 AM LongLiveHumour
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Farmville is basically the TropeCodifier and GenreLaunch for games in a social-networking environment: insane customization and [[GottaCatchEmAll collectability]], and progress requiring ALittleHelpFromMyFriends. ([[StopPokingMe Just a little]].) The formula works: Farmville has become so insanely popular that BlizzardEntertainment has [[http://www.massively.com/2010/03/04/activision-farmers-could-kill-wow/ begun to consider it a competitor]] to ''WorldOfWarcraft''. And [[FollowTheLeader various other competitors]], such as an announced TheSims Facebook game.

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Farmville is basically the TropeCodifier and GenreLaunch for games in a social-networking environment: insane customization and [[GottaCatchEmAll collectability]], and progress requiring ALittleHelpFromMyFriends. ([[StopPokingMe Just a little]].) The formula works: Farmville has become so insanely popular that BlizzardEntertainment has [[http://www.massively.com/2010/03/04/activision-farmers-could-kill-wow/ begun to consider it a competitor]] to ''WorldOfWarcraft''. And [[FollowTheLeader various other competitors]], such as an announced TheSims ''VideoGame/TheSims'' Facebook game.
12th Feb '14 4:20:13 PM NotJim99
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It is a sister game to ''PetVille'', ''FishVille'', ''FrontierVille'', and ''CityVille''. It's not a well known fact, but Farmville is actually inspired by HappyFarm, developed in China (which itself was inspired by HarvestMoon). You would think it's usually the other way around.

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It is a sister game to ''PetVille'', ''FishVille'', ''FrontierVille'', ''Videogame/PetVille'', ''Videogame/FishVille'', ''Videogame/FrontierVille'', and ''CityVille''. ''Videogame/CityVille''. It's not a well known fact, but Farmville is actually inspired by HappyFarm, ''Videogame/HappyFarm'', developed in China (which itself was inspired by HarvestMoon).''Videogame/HarvestMoon''). You would think it's usually the other way around.



* ExperiencePoints: Earned by doing just about everything[[note]plowing, planting most seeds (usually one or two points per plot), harvesting fertilized crops, finishing collections, fertilizing neighbors' crops, crafting goods, and even buying most decorations (generally 1 exp. per 100 coins spent, or 5-30 exp. per 1 cash spent)[[/note]], each level you gain unlocks new crops and items, and gives you 1 farm cash.

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* ExperiencePoints: Earned by doing just about everything[[note]plowing, everything[[note]]plowing, planting most seeds (usually one or two points per plot), harvesting fertilized crops, finishing collections, fertilizing neighbors' crops, crafting goods, and even buying most decorations (generally 1 exp. per 100 coins spent, or 5-30 exp. per 1 cash spent)[[/note]], each level you gain unlocks new crops and items, and gives you 1 farm cash.
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