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Guess who’s still playing Farmville?

By on May 30, 2011 in Games | 0 comments

Filipinos! This is based from the data I have collected through Google Trends. The data shows a percentage or normalized number of how many people have searched “Farmville” in Google and are ranked according to countries. This does not include those who have played Farmville directly to their Facebook account, and did not need to search Farmville in Google. So having said that, the top 10 countries who have still interest in searching Farmville in Google are: Philippines Portugal Turkey Romania India Mexico Italy United States Ireland...

Level 24 in Farm Town After 1 Week Playing

By on Jul 4, 2009 in Facebook, Games | 3 comments

After being bored with Mahjong Titans, I decided to try another App in Facebook, the Farm Town. I got interested with Farm Town after seeing a photo of my friend’s farm. I was amazed how a barren land could turned out pretty after few times playing the game. Making a farm online like that was like building my own dream farm. Despite the low coins when I started the game, I was not discouraged to try the App. Besides games like this really start with almost nothing. I just have to start playing it and I will surely advance. On my first day, I planted a few grapes, added another App to get free coins, and added my Facebook friends, who are already playing, as my neighbors. I was fortunate I had a lot of friends playing because I could visit their farms and earn coins by working on their farms like weeding. Once I had good amount of coins, I started planting more grapes. But it was not only the coins from working on my friends’ farms that helped me to advance quickly in the game. I was able to get big jobs from other farmers in the Inn, and Realty. Yeah, me as a newbie got impatient in the Marketplace I went to. So I decided to try the Inn and Realtor without knowing I can just click the Marketplace icon again to be in a different market, and if lucky got a job. After a few minutes I became determined to upgrade my land to the biggest as soon as possible, so that I could plant more crops, and in return earn more coins, and in return create my beautiful dream farm. Seems impossible eh, but I made it. How? I planted and harvested grapes mostly to get more experience points. I removed the spaces between fields, so I could make more fields. I planned to make my farm as simple as possible. Less expenses on decorations like buildings and fences and trees. When in the marketplace, I made sure I didn’t sound begging for work. Sent messages to my friends who had crops ready to be harvested if I could harvest for them, and good enough one of them replied and let me harvest his pumpkins! I went to the discussion board to look for a good resource and overview of the game, and I did. This one. Whenever I was hired by another farmer, I tried to make a conversation so we could be friends and so he could hire me again next time he has new crops ready for harvest. So these were my strategies. I started playing in the afternoon of June 22nd, and seven days after I hit level 24, and got the second to the biggest land. I was actually aiming for level 25 so I could get the biggest land, but I wasn’t able to. But level 24 was still a good level to hit in just one week. Now, I am in level 25, already got the biggest farm, but my goal now has changed. I am not aiming to level up quickly but to save more money so I can create a pretty farm. My strategy has changed too. I won’t plant grapes anymore (or for the meantime) since it’s kinda hard to tend on a big farm. I decided to just plant pumpkins, onions, and peas so I can rest. The first week was tiring anyway. In fact, there were nights on my first week  that I got up in the middle of the night to harvest my grapes. lol. Here are some screenshots of my farm on Day 2, Day 5, and Day...

Spoiler: Hammerfall Facebook App Playing Tips

By on Feb 16, 2009 in Facebook, Games | 3 comments

For 45 days now, I have been addicted to this awesome game in Facebook called Hammerfall. It take a few minutes before I got the idea that I have to complete quests so I can advance to the other parts of the map, and of course to level up. Completing quests is a fun task for me that’s why I easily got hook. Anyway, here are the things that I did and am doing to advance in the game. As I am writing this I am at level 126. Completing Quests Items needed in the quests are mostly near the area where you need it. It’s either you have to go back or move forward then go back. There are also instances that the items you need are in the hidden paths, or from monsters that don’t reveal their drops. If for instance you can’t figure out where to get the item needed for a quest, just ask yourself if you have completed every quests to where you have been. There’s some tricky quests though, where you can’t find the item/s, even when you go back and check nearby monsters. At times like this, what I just did was move forward and forward to open new places and check if the items needed are there. Once I found them, I just go back when I have a complete stamina recharge. Read the Sentences/Phrases Everytime you have completed a quest or killed a monster for the first time, make sure you have read what it/the monster/the person has said. Some of it gives you clues on what to do next. This is especially helpful when you are solving puzzles in the game. Power / Toughness / Max Stamina / Max Energy / Max Health You can’t edit your stats, so make sure you are putting your level-up points in the right place, according to your priority. On the early part of the game, my first priority is adding points in stamina, then energy, and health. I decided first how much maximum stamina is enough for me to play the game better. Since only one stamina point is regenerated every five minutes, I am online most of the time, sleep for about 5 hours, I decided to have a maximum stamina of 60. I added the points on stamina gradually, making sure I have decent max health and energy too. But once I got the guide boots 2x stamina, I increased my goal to about 72 or 80 max stamina. For other players, their priority is adding points for max health/energy since a higher maximum health/energy will keep them from eating/drinking regenerating items while fighting monsters. The deciding factors will be the costs of sprites or bread, and how much are lost while fighting. Adding points to Power and Toughness don’t help much, since you can easily increase your Attack and Defense by acquiring new weapons, and making sure every member of your guild has decent weapons. Although adding power and toughness points will be a great help at the latter part of the game, if almost everyone have acquired the maximum number of guild members and have all the best weapons in the game. Adding Guild Members I invited my friends to play the game. I also checked the Legends page and randomly add people from there to be my friends, then I invited them to be part of my guild. I also checked the Raids page, not to raid the players but to add them too as friends. Some players say, that once these people are part of your guild, you can remove them as Facebook friends, but they still stay in your guild. Be part of the Hammerfall Group and befriend players. Then again. invite more of your friends. Stores Always check what each store are selling in every town. Don’t sell drops Selling drops will give you money to buy food/sprites/elexirs, but later in the game, you will need some of the drops, and it’s a pain in the neck to go back to those monsters and fight them again, especially if you don’t have a high stamina. Most of the drops only cost about 15 gold so not really worthy to sell them, but you can sell weapons you think you don’t need anymore. Money will be easy later in the game anyway, once you know how to farm. Farming This game is not a race, so, as long as you can see a quests with good deal on the item drop rate, and the drop is rare and can never be bough in stores, keep keep doing the quests. When you are satisfied with the items you acquired, move forward, you can go back anyway if you want to farm again. You can get more farming tips from the official discussion board. Bosses Remember to fight the bosses every 24 hours. The counting starts after you killed the boss. It’s really a 24-hour cycle. Discussion Board Read the discussion board for other game tips and to socialize with other players. Some players give you a link to the Hammerfall wiki site and the map of the...