History Videogame / FarmVille

30th Apr '17 12:54:28 PM nombretomado
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* DuelingGames: With ''Farm Town'', which ''[=FarmVille=]'' won. Both of these also bear strong similarities to the ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' series.

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* DuelingGames: With ''Farm Town'', which ''[=FarmVille=]'' won. Both of these also bear strong similarities to the ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' series.
21st Apr '17 10:16:01 AM Pichu-kun
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Updates to [=FarmVille=] have added additional minigames, including "co-op" quests to farm large quantities of crops in a limited time with help from your neighbors, and the Farmer's Market, which allows trading of "bushels" that can be used for a variety of temporary buffs or combined to manufacture consumable goods. New functional buildings are constantly being introduced, including the chicken coop, dairy farm, horse stable, nursery barn, beehive, garage, pigpen, orchard, duck pond, and sheep pen, which generally let you save space and simplify harvesting while also conferring a special bonus[[note]]Chicken coops allow for the collection of mystery eggs, dairy farms provide calves, horse stables provide foals and mass-harvesting consumables, nursery barns let your baby animals grow up, beehives sometimes provide you with self-fertilization consumables and pollinated seeds, garages let you upgrade vehicles from 2x2 to 4x4, pigpens let you gather special truffles that can be traded for unique items, orchards give you watering cans or mystery seedlings, duck ponds give you ducklings, and sheep pens let you breed rams and ewes together to produce lambs that resemble a mixture of the parents[[/note]].

Farmville is basically the TropeCodifier and GenreLaunch for games in a social-networking environment: insane customization and [[GottaCatchEmAll collectability]], and progress requiring 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.

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Updates to [=FarmVille=] ''[=FarmVille=]'' have added additional minigames, including "co-op" quests to farm large quantities of crops in a limited time with help from your neighbors, and the Farmer's Market, which allows trading of "bushels" that can be used for a variety of temporary buffs or combined to manufacture consumable goods. New functional buildings are constantly being introduced, including the chicken coop, dairy farm, horse stable, nursery barn, beehive, garage, pigpen, orchard, duck pond, and sheep pen, which generally let you save space and simplify harvesting while also conferring a special bonus[[note]]Chicken coops allow for the collection of mystery eggs, dairy farms provide calves, horse stables provide foals and mass-harvesting consumables, nursery barns let your baby animals grow up, beehives sometimes provide you with self-fertilization consumables and pollinated seeds, garages let you upgrade vehicles from 2x2 to 4x4, pigpens let you gather special truffles that can be traded for unique items, orchards give you watering cans or mystery seedlings, duck ponds give you ducklings, and sheep pens let you breed rams and ewes together to produce lambs that resemble a mixture of the parents[[/note]].

Farmville ''Farmville'' is basically the TropeCodifier and GenreLaunch for games in a social-networking environment: insane customization and [[GottaCatchEmAll collectability]], and progress requiring 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.



* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: There's a Brontosaurus in the market. Brontosaurus never existed, it should be Apatosaurus.

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* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: There's a Brontosaurus in the market. Brontosaurus never existed, it should be Apatosaurus. Subverted years later, as Brontosaurus' are once again considered distinct from Aptosaurus'.



* DuelingGames: With ''Farm Town'', which ''[=FarmVille=]'' won. Both of these also bear strong similarities to the ''HarvestMoon'' series.

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* DuelingGames: With ''Farm Town'', which ''[=FarmVille=]'' won. Both of these also bear strong similarities to the ''HarvestMoon'' ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' series.



* FrothyMugsOfWater: [[DrinkingGame Take a shot]] whenever you log on and see that your on-farm Winery has started selling "Sweet Energy Drink" instead of Sake.

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* FrothyMugsOfWater: FrothyMugsOfWater:
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[[DrinkingGame Take a shot]] whenever you log on and see that your on-farm Winery has started selling "Sweet Energy Drink" instead of Sake.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The 2010 Christmas specials include a [[StealthPun donkey with a mistletoe hat.]]

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
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The 2010 Christmas specials include a [[StealthPun donkey with a mistletoe hat.]]
14th Oct '16 4:50:37 PM nombretomado
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* FollowTheLeader: The modern "casual" / {{Facebook}} game started here: pop-up collectibles as both currency and crafting reagents; projects that go faster with (or even require) the help of your Facebook friends... Zynga may not have started this, but they are the ones who made it a billion dollar industry.

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* FollowTheLeader: The modern "casual" / {{Facebook}} Website/{{Facebook}} game started here: pop-up collectibles as both currency and crafting reagents; projects that go faster with (or even require) the help of your Facebook friends... Zynga may not have started this, but they are the ones who made it a billion dollar industry.
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.
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