Survivify: Living

How to Survivify: A Facebook Game Addiction: FarmVille Edition

Are you afraid to go to sleep or leave the house for fear of having withered crops? Do you constantly look for ways to accumulate more farm animals? Yes, we're talking about FarmVille, one of the most popular games on Facebook. If you're hooked, we feel your pain. Really, we do. All this farming can cause carpal tunnel if you're not careful. If you're too caught up in the game to live a real life or are actually considering relocating to a real farm, we've got news for you: there are millions of people who are right there with you, partner.

Share your best tips here, and help your fellow farmers out.

Look on the bright side:

  • As far as games go, at least this one isn't full of crime and violence. At least not yet... Grand Theft Mafia Farm Wars, anyone?
  • You're doing lots and lots of chores. Unfortunately not in your own home, but still, you're doing your part!
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Tips from the trenches:

  • Use the toolbar to receive game bonuses and easily monitor your crops.
  • Invite more friends to play and share the addiction. This will also speed up the game for you, so that you can be done with it and move on to the next obsession.
  • You can learn all about vegetables and fruits, but keep in mind that none actually grow in 4-48 hours.
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Survival kit contents:

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Words of Wisdom

I didn’t know what Facebook was, and now that I do know what it is I have to say it sounds like a huge waste of time. -Betty White
The majority of social gamers are women between the ages of 18 and 50, which is exactly the original target audience for daytime soaps. Put simply, Zynga has created the first daytime television audience destruction machine. -Tod Sacerdoti