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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies (Feb. 22 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118016963
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118016961
  • Product Dimensions: 18.7 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 975 g
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Product Description

From the Back Cover

Join the fun in FarmVille!

Start your farm and make it grow —here's what you need to know

This book is a little like seed corn — it has what you need to grow a productive crop! Set up your FarmVille account, get out and meet your virtual neighbors, see how to earn Farm Coins and Cash and what you should spend them on, and learn how to care for your livestock. Then see how to pursue blue-ribbon farming, participate in co-op jobs, and stay safe out on the virtual farm.

  • Discover the nuances — use FarmVille to relax, express yourcreativity, interact with others, or satisfy your need to compete

  • Meet the neighbors — find farmers among your Facebook friends, visit their farms, and give and receive gifts

  • Got a minute? Plant a field — learn to budget your time forFarmVille fun without shortchanging your real life

  • Bushels of fun — visit the Farmer's Market, learn to use bushels, start crafting, and earn Farm Coins from your crafted goods

  • Take your farm to new levels — "level up" quickly and unlock new game features

Open the book and find:

  • All about plowing, seeding,harvesting, and animal tending

  • FarmVille etiquette tips

  • Ways to earn Farm Coins and Cash

  • Shortcuts to a speedy harvest

  • What experience points areand how to get them fast

  • How to become a blue-ribbon farmer

  • How to get fun FarmVille mystery items

  • Tips for avoiding scams and staying safe while playing

Learn to:

  • Set up the game and start your farm

  • Customize your farmer avatar and interact with your neighbors

  • Shop at the FarmVille Market and use Farm Cash and Coins


About the Author

Angela Morales created and manages, the largest FarmVille fan site, where news, tips, in-game updates, and fixes for glitches are provided.

Kyle Orland is a contributing news editor for the premiere game development community and a freelance game journalist.

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116 of 136 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa72c2e34) out of 5 stars This book changed my life. March 1 2011
By James Tryand - Published on
Format: Paperback
This is a fantastic book. I don't know how I managed from day to day without it. For instance I was getting worried that zombies would take over my farm. I was relieved that this book explained to me that that was a different game altogether and that they are completely separate, and the zombies from the game I had not signed up for wouldn't rise.
I have found a number of tactics and techniques in this book that I am now able to use in real life.
This book has been a real lifesaver. I don't know what I would have done without it. I no longer have to cry myself to sleep at night, now that I have it for comfort.
It was able to provide enough instruction to be able to not only repair my car ( using the section on tractor maintenance ) but is able to advise me on other things such as choosing good combinations for my crops and self-defence techniques using only farming implements.
Without this book my life, and farm was incomplete.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb490ea64) out of 5 stars My eyes are now open to the FarmVille all around us. April 26 2012
By Adam Lynch - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book changed my life. While masquerading as a simple Flash-based game centered around a farm, FarmVille is really an in-depth critique of the capitalist way of life. It entices you to promote your own senseless works above those of others, and pester your Facebook friends into accepting your "requests" as a profit-generating side-quest. It taught me that greed and mindless drudgery are the way to get ahead in today's world.

Viewed through another lens, FarmVille for Dummies is a indispensable guide to the indoctrination of thinking individuals into mindless servitude of the all-knowing Zynga Corporation.

Oh, and cows.
15 of 20 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa72a9bd0) out of 5 stars Farmville, for Dummies Dec 12 2011
By 2WheelTraveler - Published on
Format: Paperback
Why yes, as a matter of fact, it is. Very happy they have printed a book stating the obvious. Great!
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa739a2dc) out of 5 stars Beyond Words April 29 2012
By E. Johnson - Published on
Format: Paperback
All I can say is, Shakespeare and da Vinci, look out! Never before have words been so eloquent; never has art been so full color.

Between the scintillating text and the incredible full color pictures, this treasure of literature truly is the end-all of writing and (full color) art. Nothing will ever surpass this; there is no need for anything to again be published. We might as well just declare the publishing industry (and, really Western Civilization) over with the announcement of this book. This is a pinnacle that cannot be surpassed.

One word of warning, though: if you are afraid of hard truths, this book may not be for you. It contains (in full color) the deepest secrets of life and of love. You will weep, you will laugh, you'll find yourself living joyously, working harder and taking on causes like stopping foreign dictators with Facebook "likes" without fear.

And your farm - your Facebook farm - will blossom like a genetically modified sunflower. You'll have people queuing up to farm your virtual crops for you. In fact, you'll have people so enthralled with your farm that they'll want to come over and clean your house, do your yardwork and cook your food for you - things that you will no longer have time for because you've become a Farmville God.

The only thing lacking in this incredible tome are more pictures of the cast from Jersey Shore. But I suppose that perfection is just not for this world; in the mean time, this is close as you can get.
11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa728c39c) out of 5 stars Awesome!!! March 31 2011
By CODYMART - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book taught me everything I need to know about farmville! From using my mouse to plant and plow crops to opening and closing the facebook application. I took away 1 star though because it has not told me now to convert my farmville cash to real money. For 10 dollars I was expecting this book to tell me this sort of information.