If you play FarmVille, you’ve probably seen the little reminders and encouragements all over your game screen encouraging you to become a Fan of the application. It’s pretty common for people to dismiss this as a silly undertaking, but more and more, there are some distinct advantages of becoming a Fan of FarmVille.
What it Means to Be a Fan
In order to become a Fan of FarmVille, all you have to do is go to the official FarmVille page and click on the Become a Fan link. This will automatically add FarmVille to your list of Pages on your Profile, and will allow posts from the FarmVille page to show up in your Live Feed. This may sound like a hassle, but the posts that FarmVille puts up are no more inconvenient than the dozens of other FarmVille posts that your friends put up every day. And they’re at least as helpful.
Tips and Info
These FarmVille posts mainly consist of updates about new features that will be added to the game soon. There will also occasionally be links to other sources of information, like the weekly Podcasts, that can help to keep you updated on the numerous new developments in the game and how to properly take advantage of them. Also, if you’re a Fan of FarmVille, you’ll know that any offers that you see for free specialty items or Farm Cash giveaways on other sites are not officially sanctioned.
For Fans Only
There have also recently been some special benefits available for Fans of FarmVille only. These benefits often consist of an opportunity to try out a new crop or other feature before it is released to the FarmVille population as a whole. Recent early access items include Super Pumpkins and the 24 x 24 land expansion. Not only are these special release items cool just to have access to, they are also usually more beneficial in a variety of ways than the items available to the general FarmVille population.
For example, Super Pumpkins, which FarmVille released to celebrate the fact that they had topped 15 million fans on their Facebook page, had a greater overall earnings and experience point profile than most other crops available in the game. This means that the Fans who had access to the Super Pumpkins for longer gained a much greater bonus than those players who weren’t fans and had a shorter window for planting this crop.
Being a Fan of FarmVille also gives you the opportunity to send special gifts and to receive other updates and information that players who aren’t Fans are not privy to. You can even have FarmVille send you email updates to let you know when your crops are ready for harvesting so that you don’t have to worry about keeping track of this yourself. As you can see, there really is no reason not to become a Fan of FarmVille – you’ll be able to get ahead in the game without expending any extra effort. What could be better than that?