I have started to play FV before game's 1st birthday and I newer saw Locked Box in my game, not sure how any of you get it. That is a mystery for me!
It was something that spawned randomly, right ? Could be that they also implemented a set chance for it to spawn in the first 50 or so plots that you plow (ie beginning of game), and forgot to remove that part of the code when they set the random spawns to 0%. FV really looks like an old game that is made of bandaids patched upon each other to look more modern, this kind of thing doesn't surprise me :).
Since you're here, do you know if many people still play the original FV ? I started a few years ago, then abandoned and the nostalgia brought me to start again a few weeks ago. It's changed quite a bit. So many popups and quests and what-not.
I am only play FV not FV2 or any other Zynga game or other game on facebook. You can try to find more fb friends that play game by posting what you want here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/farmville-wiki/add-me/898117850218684 . If you only need neighbors in game you now have in game Community friends aka non-facebook friends that are only your neighbors in game. I also like game much more before when it have 1 farm and 1-2 quests per year. Now it too much items actieve in game at same time and it's hard to comlete/play it all!
CreeperLava - FarmVille is the original game that started back in June 2009; they have just added 33, expansion, farms since the game has been originally released. FarmVille is still going strong with many players. I do not know the numbers, but it is in no danger of shutting down anytime soon, from the last reports we have heard.
Interesting, thanks for answering ! 33 expansions, damn. I saw the seeds, animals and tree pages on this wikia, there are thousands of them... Oh well, it's a fun game to play casually, for now I'm ignoring most of the quests and expansion content.
Actually, I was mistaken - there are 35 normal farms in total. Normal means you can plant any seed, place any building and decoration, etc ... on the farm unless they are farm specific items then those items can only be used on the specific farm indicated in the market.
This template shows all of the current farms
The only one I'm playing is the Sunflower expansion farm. I suppose most people only play the expansion for a while, then abandon it when the next comes out ? You can't possibly manage 35 farms at a time...
Yep. It would take hours to visit all farms every day! Around 15th farm or so they have started to add unwither ring as reward for opening 30 present in specific farm feature, so you can plant crops in dozen farms and that they do not wither never! But for me playing more that 2 farms daily is too much. I use 2-3 more from time to time buy rare. If you do not want to plant on some farm just add decorations and other stuff from gift box or storage on it and you will have cute decorated farm!
Ha ha ha ha! Sunflower Meadows is not one of the Normal 35 farms; it is one of two (2) proposed Expansion farms. The expansion farm idea was later dropped, in 2013, before the 2nd expansion farm, Lavender Meadows, was released!
Expansion farms were farms that were going to be linked to the home farm via the Storage Cellar! The farms would share the same storage cellar space and you could transfer items from 1 farm to the other farm simply by placing the item into the storage cellar on one farm and pulling it out of the storage cellar on the other farm, this was their way of adding more farm land to the main farm that the expansion farm was linked to because FLASH limitations does not allow for the farms to be expanded beyond 60x60 without complications.
Expansion farms did not have any quests tied to them and were expandable like the main farm as well.
This also does not count the three (3) mini-farms that, have no quests tied to them, were not expandable and had limited use to a degree.
In 2015, FarmVille changed from the L shaped farm expansion system [[12x12]] through [[60x60]] to a Square shaped farm expansion system [[9x9]] with expansion that could not be used until after a certain date while completing certain tasks or you could use cash to purchase them quicker while others were strictly accessible with only cash
Thanks for the detailed explanation, Jrooksjr ! I'll have to look into these expansions at some point.
What do you think?