Every now and then a causal web game comes along that just stops you in your tracks. You’ll spend hours playing. This would be the case with my latest distraction, Farm Town. With this Facebook Application you and your friends can run your own farms. You’ll enjoy countless hours of watching stuff grow and doing chores. Sounds fun huh?
We’ll I hate to say. But it is! But the basic premise of the game is to keep a farm. You plant and tend to plants. Once those plants are ready for harvest you get people to come harvest for you. You can work for other people and harvest their crops.
Different crops harvest yield different amounts of cash. Some crops don’t unlock until you advance. You can buy fences, animals, etc. But they don’t earn you any money or have any benefit to your farm. It’s been said the chickens just get in the way.
Our friend Emily Bohan from Bangor, Maine got us hooked on the game. She posted up some tips on how to be successful.
1. DO NOT harvest your own fields…go to the marketplace (or one of your neighbors) and hire someone to work on your farm. Do that by clicking on them and selecting the hire option.
2.ONLY plant POTATOES!! Dont plant a bunch of stuff…it doesnt make you as much money and it takes too long. Plant cabbage when you can, but just as many potatoes as possible.
3. Go to the marketplace and stand still and dont say a lot and people will hire you to work on their farms. Work as fast and steady as you can and you will make lots of money to use on your farm…to plant your potatoes!
4. Get as many neighbors as possible and go help them out when it pops up cause that earns you exp points.
5. dont buy lots of junk…ie fencing, hay bales, barrels, paths, don’t do that until you can buy more land (starting at level 15)
6. Ask me questions if you need to…its a fun game, but can be frustrating if no one helps you out!
Well that’s Farm Town in a nut shell. For those on Facebook, look us up. We’ll be happy to welcome you as neighbors!
Its been a real rainy weekend. Spent most of the time indoors. Catie and my wife Heather went up to Ashland, KY to help out Catie’s parents. They were setting up a yard garage sale. Meanwhile, back in Richmond, Dave and I had some guy time. Boy we had fun!
Went to Krystal’s and ate. We usually go to places the girls don’t like. We got a two man combo meal. 12 Krystal burgers, 2 fries and 2 drinks were slaughtered in nearly 20 minutes. Then it was off to Big Lots to look at cheap tools. Then we went to Lowe’s to look at expensive tools. After we wiped the drool off the tools, we went and looked at building materials.
Dave’s been talking about getting into metal work. So we discussed the basics. But we both agreed he needed a work bench. So we looked at supplies and plans for that. However there were no plans to be found. The store was about to close. Wouldn’t be the first time we closed somewhere. But anyways we looked at plans online. We were real surprised when we found videos on YouTube (below). Also found out how not to build a work bench.
Dave went home about 11:00pm, and I stayed up and watched movies. Sometime around 1:30am or so I fell asleep. Real odd waking up the next morning and not having my girl next to me. Saturday was free comic book day at the Cosmic Oasis store in town. They asked Dave to come out and be Captain America for the kids. I was hoping to get out there and have some pictures for you. But I didn’t make it out there in time. But they did snap some for him. Maybe we’ll have some to post soon. Dave said it was a real bust. No kids. But he did score some free comic books.
After that Dave and I went to Harbor Freight to do some more tool shop’n. Dave found a metal shaping bag. I didn’t pick anything up. But I saw a lot of stuff I’d like to have. Looked at air compressors, hammers and all kinds of goodies. Including this mini table saw. The girls came home later on. Heather and I settled in and played some games on Facebook. Some include Vampire Wars and Farm Town. (more on that later).
Sunday, another rainy day. Heather and I just stayed in and played some more Farm Town. Proud to say I’m a level 5 farmer. Its addicting be careful! Other then that, we’ve just been chill’n. Nice to have a laid back weekend. Next weekend we’re heading to Elkhorn City. My mom is having a heart cath done. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayer concerns. Catch ya laters!