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Jenson71
11-19-2009, 12:24 AM
Growing addiction: Everyone's a farmer with popular Facebook application

WATERLOO - Millions of Americans are giving up city living to become farmers.

"It is probably one of the most addicting things I've ever experienced," said Austin Sorg, 25, of Cedar Falls. "I really can't explain it."

Adults and teens have been dedicating hours a day to FarmVille, an online game in which people must plant, grow and harvest virtual crops, trees and livestock in a timely fashion. Sorg's field of sunflowers wilted last week when he lost an Internet connection at his house.

Some crops are ready in a few hours; others take a few days. That's why players are farming around the clock - at school, work, home and in the car.

When Sorg, a senior at the University of Northern Iowa, attempted to write a paper for class, he instead found himself rearranging his farm. His friend, Adam Pasker, 33, totes his computer wherever he goes in case he or someone else needs to harvest crops.

Tending to his chores has become a morning routine for Jason Moe, 27, of Waterloo.

"Lately, I've been done with my farm before it's even light out," he said. "If I let my crops wither, I'd lose like thousands of dollars."

The game also is attracting a new generation of farmers, including Moe's son, Caleb. Moe's girlfriend, Amy Smith, 30, lets Caleb play on her account.

FarmVille has quickly become the most popular application in the history of Facebook, the social networking site. More than 63 million people have signed up to play the game since it made its debut in June, according to Zynga, the company that created FarmVille.

A new player is given land and seeds that can be planted, harvested and sold for online coins. As you accrue currency, you can buy things, from strawberry and eggplant seeds to holiday decorations, houses and tractors. Or you can use credit cards or a PayPal account to buy more FarmVille coins.

Sorg, who started more than a month ago, confesses to spending $10 of his own money to expand his farm without having to wait to rack up enough FarmVille coins.

"I just want to do better than anyone else," he said. "I want to get to the highest level."

The game has turned into a competition among his friends. A group gets together each Sunday at Beck's Sports Brewery to watch football, harvest crops and reveal farming secrets.

Players can invite Facebook friends to become their FarmVille neighbors and receive points for fertilizing each other's crops. They also can send each other gifts. Sue Cuvelier Kromminga of Shell Rock uses FarmVille as a way to connect with long-lost friends and relatives.

She also arranges her farm into a piece of artwork. She tediously plows squares of land and plants different colored crops to resemble a patchwork quilt.

"When they grow - the pumpkin and then the avocados and then the corn - it looks like it's a calico material," she said. "I've had a lot of people comment on my fields. My gosh, you could just do this 24-7."

http://wcfcourier.com/lifestyles/article_8cca46e8-d2c6-11de-a395-001cc4c03286.html?mode=story

BigMeatballDave
11-19-2009, 12:30 AM
No. I am, however a Farkle addict...

Frazod
11-19-2009, 12:31 AM
I hate all the stupid shit they put on Facebook. I don't want to have a virtual beer or plant a virtual crop.

SNR
11-19-2009, 12:33 AM
Repost.

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=216819

Frazod
11-19-2009, 12:35 AM
NO I DON'T WANT YOUR FUCKING PINK COW. I DON'T WANT YOUR FAKE DRINKS. I DON'T CARE IF YOU NEED HELP WITH YOUR FAKE MAFIA. I DON'T CARE WHAT STAR WARS CHARACTER YOU RESEMBLE. I HAVE NO INTENTION OF TRYING TO BEAT YOUR BEST SCORE IN MOVIE TRIVIA CHALLENGE. TAKE YOUR FRIENDSHIP TOKENS AND SHOVE THEM UP YOUR ASS. FAKE ROLLER COASTERS ARE BORING. BURN YOVILLE TO THE GROUND. I DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR TEMPERAMENT. I DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR HOROSCOPE. I DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR FUCKING BAKE OFF. YOU ARE NOT A SONG, OR A MOVIE, OR A BOOK, OR A CAR, OR ANY OF THE OTHER HUNDRED FUCKING THINGS YOU THINK YOU RESEMBLE. I HATE YOU ALL.

That pretty much sums it up. :D

"Bob" Dobbs
11-19-2009, 12:35 AM
The Zynga Texas Holdem app is aight. There's also now a 3d Flash-based football app (called Gridiron Live) that is quickly starting to addict me.

Jenson71
11-19-2009, 12:36 AM
Repost.

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=216819

Duuuuuude, if this is a repost of that, then every Chiefs post regardless of content is a repost. My thread is designed so that both non-farmville players and farmville players can have equal participation through a fun and interactive poll.

Frazod
11-19-2009, 12:36 AM
Duuuuuude, if this is a repost of that, then every Chiefs post regardless of content is a repost. My thread is designed so that both non-farmville players and farmville players can have equal participation through a fun and interactive poll.

You've been assimilated, haven't you?

Jenson71
11-19-2009, 12:38 AM
You've been assimilated, haven't you?

Possibly. With what?

Guru
11-19-2009, 12:41 AM
hope. Just mafia wars. I don't even know why.

CrazyPhuD
11-19-2009, 01:21 AM
Duuuuuude, if this is a repost of that, then every Chiefs post regardless of content is a repost. My thread is designed so that both non-farmville players and farmville players can have equal participation through a fun and interactive poll.

repost

Reaper16
11-19-2009, 01:23 AM
Farmville is for people who aren't smart enough to play a version of the Harvest Moon video game franchise. Which is generally an awesome one, btw.

SNR
11-19-2009, 01:23 AM
Duuuuuude, if this is a repost of that, then every Chiefs post regardless of content is a repost. My thread is designed so that both non-farmville players and farmville players can have equal participation through a fun and interactive poll.You can't follow-up a discussion of a topic after Demonpenz has gotten done with it. It can't be done. It's like you took a whole chicken and gave it to Penz. He gets done with it and you want some, but all the meat is gone. All that's left is bones and some of the tough strands of meat between ribs that penz didn't eat because it takes too much time to pick if off with just a knife and fork and getting another expensive weird tool to remove it like a meat carver would be too messy and time-consuming to warrant given that the meat is already cold and nasty.

Slainte
11-19-2009, 01:26 AM
This will never take the place of masturbation...

PornChief
11-19-2009, 01:31 AM
I think that's the dumbass game the wife plays. Thing is, we've lived on farms all our lives and I said to her, that shit is mocking us.

SNR
11-19-2009, 01:44 AM
I think that's the dumbass game the wife plays. Thing is, we've lived on farms all our lives and I said to her, that shit is mocking us.What a coincidence. I said the same thing to my wife when she started playing Mafia Wars

Guru
11-19-2009, 02:18 AM
What a coincidence. I said the same thing to my wife when she started playing Mafia WarsLMAO

blazzin311
11-19-2009, 03:00 AM
What a coincidence. I said the same thing to my wife when she started playing Mafia Wars

ROFL that's funny.

Hog Farmer
11-19-2009, 05:53 AM
Sounds like an educational tool developed so that you city folks will have some sort of a clue as to what it takes to feed people. That shit don't grow in the grocery store you know.

KChiefs1
11-19-2009, 06:23 AM
I thought AustinChief was working on a Facebook application? Is this it?

Hydrae
11-19-2009, 07:44 AM
Sounds like an educational tool developed so that you city folks will have some sort of a clue as to what it takes to feed people. That shit don't grow in the grocery store you know.

You are quite right, it grows on the interwebs!

loochy
11-19-2009, 08:18 AM
This will never take the place of masturbation...

It might.


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Jenson71
11-19-2009, 09:29 AM
You can't follow-up a discussion of a topic after Demonpenz has gotten done with it. It can't be done. It's like you took a whole chicken and gave it to Penz. He gets done with it and you want some, but all the meat is gone. All that's left is bones and some of the tough strands of meat between ribs that penz didn't eat because it takes too much time to pick if off with just a knife and fork and getting another expensive weird tool to remove it like a meat carver would be too messy and time-consuming to warrant given that the meat is already cold and nasty.

23 great posts and counting!

KEEP F@CKING DOUBTING JENSON71!!!

Jewish Rabbi
11-19-2009, 09:57 AM
Jesus, no big surprise the article came from Waterloo. Facebook is getting to the point where I can't even use it because everything from everyone in Waterloo is fucking Farmville.

gblowfish
11-19-2009, 10:01 AM
What a monumental waste of time....


Says the guy with 7000 posts on the CP...

Demonpenz
11-19-2009, 11:12 AM
does anyone know what I should do with the straw berry cow?

Bacon Cheeseburger
11-19-2009, 11:17 AM
does anyone know what I should do with the straw berry cow?
http://userpages.umbc.edu/%7Ecpaul1/theintegralworm/meatpacking.jpg

Von Dumbass
11-19-2009, 11:22 AM
does anyone know what I should do with the straw berry cow?

http://www.prestone.com/enlarged/images/prestoneAntiCool3.jpg

wutamess
11-19-2009, 12:08 PM
which pillowbiter voted yes?

Bacon Cheeseburger
11-19-2009, 12:12 PM
which pillowbiter voted yes?
Post #26 is a dead giveaway.

KCtotheSB
11-19-2009, 12:16 PM
Where's the option for:

"I have a Facebook and my wife uses it to Farmville."

Bacon Cheeseburger
11-19-2009, 12:22 PM
Where's the option for:

"I have a Facebook and my wife uses it to Farmville."
If it's on your account, then you Farmville, possession is 9/10 of the law.

Now go vote, pillowbiter. :D

bowener
11-19-2009, 12:27 PM
This will never take the place of masturbation...

I am still awaiting the day of a USB powered virtual reality masturbator.

I think they have held off production on this technology knowing full well that it would result in the collapse of human kind. There is no way people would show up to work, school, court, anywhere once this was completed... wait, maybe they did complete it, they just haven't left the lab!

Those fucking bastards! They have the technology, they just won't leave their desk chairs! FUCK!

thurman merman
11-19-2009, 01:23 PM
my wife plays that game about 23 hours a day. it is really annoying. but i play madden while she's doing it, so it's okay i guess.

kindra68
11-19-2009, 01:31 PM
Where's the option for:

"I have a Facebook and my wife uses it to Farmville."

or son!!

sad thing is, my son figured out that he could get his own facebook page. To which he now uses MY page to send HIM gifts and stuff.
Recent conversation at my house:
Son; “hey mom you gotta come see my____! It’s cool!”
Me: “ how did you get all that stuff?”
Son” “oh you sent it to me”
Me: “I’m sure I would remember if I sent you anything on facebook”
Son: “no mom! I logged onto your account and sent it to myself!”
Me; “ oh ok, neat. What does my _____look like?”
Son;” oh you don’t have anything. You just work and send me all the money and gifts, to me. but you really should see my ____, it’s great!!”
Walking out of the room I think to myself, “ great, my son is my pimp.”

BY1401
11-19-2009, 01:42 PM
or son!!

sad thing is, my son figured out that he could get his own facebook page. To which he now uses MY page to send HIM gifts and stuff.
Recent conversation at my house:
Son; “hey mom you gotta come see my____! It’s cool!”
Me: “ how did you get all that stuff?”
Son” “oh you sent it to me”
Me: “I’m sure I would remember if I sent you anything on facebook”
Son: “no mom! I logged onto your account and sent it to myself!”
Me; “ oh ok, neat. What does my _____look like?”
Son;” oh you don’t have anything. You just work and send me all the money and gifts, to me. but you really should see my ____, it’s great!!”
Walking out of the room I think to myself, “ great, my son is my pimp.”

You'd probably slap me if you knew what words I was using to fill in the blanks.

Katipan
11-19-2009, 01:54 PM
The game has turned into a competition among his friends. A group gets together each Sunday at Beck's Sports Brewery to watch football, harvest crops and reveal farming secrets.

LMAO
Guess I'm not going to Becks anymore.

Fish
11-19-2009, 02:29 PM
.
A group gets together each Sunday at Beck's Sports Brewery to watch football, harvest crops and reveal farming secrets. Normally they also get beat up for being gay.

Pablo
11-20-2009, 01:51 AM
.I chuckled.

stormtrooper
11-20-2009, 02:02 AM
I like farmville cause the old lady is busy on it and i play xboxlive. good woman babysitter

Rausch
11-20-2009, 02:29 AM
Nein...