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Farm Town Game When to Go Offline in Farm Town

Farm Town Game When to Go Offline in Farm Town

A  lot of the fun of playing Farm Town on Facebook or another social networking site, a lot of the fun and enjoyment of the game is derived from the ability to interact with your friends and fellow players. The game gives you quite a few good ways to do this too. You gain some benefits from being able to hire other players to harvest your crops, and it is just nice to be able to stop and talk and exchange ideas with people who enjoy life in Farm Town as much as you do.

Away From the Crowds

Despite all of these positives, however, there are times when you will not want to have to deal with the crowds. And another one of the benefits of life in Farm Town is that you don’t have to deal with all the other players online when you are if you don’t want to. The market can be very crowded at times, and even if you normally enjoy the easy company of your fellow players, there will be days when you just want to spend some quiet time on your farm on your own.

Offline but Still Connected

 As long as you do not need to hire anyone to harvest your crops for you, you can choose to go offline at any time while playing Farm Town. You can do this by clicking on the plug icon in the top right hand corner of your screen and selecting offline mode. Doing this will not disconnect you from the internet or from the Farm Town network itself, but it will keep your presence in town hidden from your fellow players.

Have the Town to Yourself

Not only will going offline hide you from your fellow players, but it will hide them from you as well. You will be able to go to the market without having to navigate the crowd, and you can even go and do chores on your neighbors’ farms without having to see them if they are playing at the same time. This is definitely a convenient option to have at your disposal, but you need to use it wisely if you want to maximize your ability to expand your farm in Farm Town.

Progress Through Connections

The number of connections you are able to make is one of the aspects of play in Farm Town that will have the greatest impact on your ability to move up quickly. The more neighbors and buddies you have, the more farms you’ll be able to visit, the more people will come to do chores on your farm, the easier it will be to find harvesting help, and the more gifts you’ll get.

It is easy to see why having neighbors and buddies in Farm Town is a decided advantage. Staying offline and keeping to yourself will never get you the significant numbers of connections you need to be really successful. You need to put yourself out there and engage with the other players in the game. That being said though, there’s nothing wrong with enjoying a little quiet time on your farm – just get a good balance and you’ll do fine.

The above are very basic tips for Farm Town. If you are looking for all the tips and strategies for all levels take a look at the new (and only) legal guide for Farm Town. Farm Town Secrets – Reviewed here

Farm Town Buddies vs Neighbors Are They Different And Why?

Farm Town Buddies vs Neighbors – Are They Different, and Why?

Since Farm Town is by design a social game, it’s not surprising that the ways you interact with other players can influence your ability to develop your farm the way you want to. Unlike a lot of other games that fall into this category, though, Farm Town offers some unique features that greatly enhance the social aspect of the gaming experience. They can make it a little confusing at first, though, and so you need to understand what you’re dealing with if you’re going to make the best use of the tools at your disposal. There are plenty of nuances to the way this system works, but what you really have to understand when you’re getting started in Farm Town is the difference between your Neighbors and your Buddies.

The Basics

If you’ve played other social networking based games before, you’re probably familiar with the concept of Neighbors. Your Neighbors in these games are people on your friend list who are also playing the game. You can exchange gifts with them and interact with them in other, somewhat limited ways. For instance, in Farm Town, you can visit your Neighbors’ farms to water their flowers and help out with harvesting, and they can do the same for you.

A New Category – Buddies

Buddies, however, are likely something you haven’t come across before, but they’re a great addition to this type of social networking gaming. The main difference between your Buddies and your Neighbors is that you can add other Farm Town players to your Buddy list without adding them as a friend. This allows you to bypass the sometimes tricky business of trying to determine which stranger you wan to add to your friend list.

Adding someone as a Buddy can be done anytime you’re playing Farm Town simply by clicking on their avatar and selecting the option of adding them to your Buddy list. Likely the people who wind up on this list will be people who you have met in the Market or at the Inn. They’ll be enthusiastic players like you – maybe someone you hired to help you harvest your crops, or even just someone who you struck up a conversation with at the Inn. Either way, adding them to your Buddy list will make it possible for you to see if they’re online at any given point, and it will make it easy for you to visit your farm.

Limited Benefits

The main difference you’ll find between Neighbors and Buddies is that you can exchange gifts only with your Neighbors, but Neighbors do provide some other specific benefits as well that Buddies cannot. What all of this really means is that it’s good to have both Neighbors and Buddies, and certainly the groups can overlap. In fact, you’ll probably wind up putting a lot of your Neighbors on your Buddy list just so that you can keep track of whether they’re online or not. Just be sure to not rely solely on Buddies, as you’ll wind up missing out some significant bonuses in the form of gifts and special game play options.