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FarmVille For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-06135-0
288 pages
January 2011
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The only how-to, full-color book available on the game sensation FarmVille

With more than 80 million active players since the game s release in 2009, there seems no end to the growing popularity of FarmVille. Whether accessed through the Facebook application or from the game s Web site, this application is a worldwide phenomenon. Yet, there has been no beginner guide that offers an introduction to newcomers and updates to experienced players until now. FarmVille For Dummies is aimed at getting novices acquainted with FarmVille rules and regulations, while more savvy players can sharpen their skills and find out how to stay up to date on the latest FarmVille features. You ll discover how to download the app, create a farmer avatar, and establish your first farm. Then you ll progress to finding neighbors, purchasing farm cash and coins, shopping at the market, and more.

  • Serves as an ideal introductory guide to the wildly popular online game of FarmVille
  • Walks you through downloading the app either via Facebook, Yahoo!, or your mobile device
  • Details how to find neighbors and interact with them, purchase farm cash and coins, shop at the market, and choose a profession
  • Highlights ways to earn ribbons, construct buildings, and become a co-op farmer
  • Helps you deal with technical issues
  • Author is the founder and creator of the largest FarmVille fan site

You can bet the farm that FarmVille For Dummies will help you take your gaming skills to the next level!

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Introduction.

Part I: Basic Farming.

Chapter 1: Welcome to FarmVille.

Chapter 2: Getting Set Up to Play.

Chapter 3: Getting Around in FarmVille and Starting Your Farm.

Chapter 4: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Part II: Seeking Your FarmVille Fortune.

Chapter 5: For the Love of Virtual Money.

Chapter 6: Agricultural Economics 101: Mastering the FarmVille Market.

Chapter 7: The Farmers Market.

Part III: Expanding Your Reach.

Chapter 8: Reaching New FarmVille Levels.

Chapter 9: Adding Storage Facilities and Animal Shelters.

Chapter 10: Looking for Special Items and Events.

Part IV: Embracing FarmVille Fame and Community.

Chapter 11: Earning Achievements.

Chapter 12: Let’s Cooperate: Co-op Farming.

Part V: Staying Safe and Up-to-Date on FarmVille.

Chapter 13: Staying Secure and Finding Support.

Chapter 14: Technical Matters: Troubleshooting and Game Enhancements.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 15: Ten Farming Personalities.

Chapter 16: The Ten Most Wanted FarmVille Items.

Chapter 17: Ten Go-to Crops.

Index.

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Angela Morales created and manages FarmVilleFreak.com, 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 Gamasutra.com and a freelance game journalist.

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