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NaKeD Dirt Farmer No. 6: Sit down...We need to Talk
Let's talk about the MONEY TREE:
Okay...So you want to buy the Money Tree. It sounds like FUN and you want it. Who am I to say DON'T DO IT!!!...It's your money or Farm Cash...260 FV$. That's $47.37 US based on a $10 Game card. But let's see what you really get. WOW 520 FV$. Uh, but wait...You alrwady PAID 260 FV$ so that's only a "profit" of 260 FV$. And you won't see it until a year from now. That is, if you don't miss a Harvest. Isn't that the exact same amount of FV$ you'll have NOW if you just don't buy it?
Here are the Facts:
It costs 260 FV$
It harvests every 7 days for a year and then becomes a Decoration
You are limited to ONE Money Tree per Farm (HA)
It is NOT a typical tree...Cannot reproduce in Orchards or Insta Grow
Zynga has a strict NO REFUND policy on this Item
I say DON'T BUY IT...and if you do CAVEAT EMPTOR Let the Buyer Be Ware
Let's talk about the 5th FARM:
I have heard as many people dreading the new Farm as I have players who are eagerly anticipating the new Farm. I have some interesting speculation ( I said SPECULATION) on the 5th Farm.
Many are calling it Hawaii...That may be true but I suspect more possibly a generic Tropical Island
One thing I do know for sure is that there will be FISH...Lots of fish,,,Sharks, Dolphins, Jellyfish and they all go into special "lagoon type" Habitats that are underwater. What I'm wondering...Is the Island surrounded by water like a real island? Will there be parts of this farm underwater where you can place these fish.
We also know there will be 2 types of Harvesters, Combines ect. One a LAND HARVESTER and one a WATER HARVESTER...So...Does this mean we will be able to harvest underwater crops or seafood, much like the Cove Harvest
Now...A BIG question I have. This Tropical Island Fish Farm sounds very much like two other Zynga games. Currently very unpopular Zynga Games that are slowly dying. Could this be a way for Zynga to have FARMVILLE absorb FISHVILLE and TREASURE ISLAND? WOW...That would be a GREAT way for Zynga to save two games that are probably "money pits" at this point. I'm just not sure if they are that smart.
Let's talk about CHAT SUPPORT:
Many of you may have noticed how difficult it is to get a LIVE CHAT AGENT for the paste few weeks. That seems to have changed. According to "zynga sources" the Customer Support Department at Zynga the recent unavailability was due to re-training of Chat Agents and Server Upgrades. For the past few days Chat has been almost "lightning fast"...Let's hope it was a big enough upgrade.
The other CHAT issue is the seemingly stingy attitude of Chat Agents. They went from giving up 100's of FV Cash to not even giving a damn. Well...we can all take some blame for this. It's become a common practice to "con" the Zynga Agents and then brag about it. We really don't need to lie and cheat Zynga...That makes us no better than them. There isn't a single day that I couldn't find a REAL legitimate issue to complain about...My advice...Complain to CHAT when you have a real problem...DO NOT CRY WOLF
Let's talk about FUEL:
Many of you were playing way back when the collection reward was 5 FULL Tanks of Fuel. It was very easy to Hunt the News Feed and collect hundred of FULL Tanks per week. Which ended up as a huge surplus. At one point I hand more than 10,000 FULL tanks of Fuel. Since the end of the old collections I'm down to 6,000 FULL Tanks. We have no easy way to obtain Fuel in mass quantities and we have nearly 5 times the plots to farm. It's time to think Crafting Fuel, Buying Goods, Collecting Eggs (20 FULL Tanks) and snatching Fuel off the News Feed. If you start looking for it now...You won't have to pay later.
Zynga...If you are listening...We need ways to make Fuel the way we have in the past. This game is demanding on so many levels. Why bring the "real life" stress associated with a Fuel Shortage into the game.