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I'm at my parents' house doing laundry, watching The Bourne Identity, and waiting for the wings that we ordered to get here.

I'm doing laundry at my parents' house because the drier at my house is not working anymore. Neither is the dishwasher, but we're not going to pack up our dirty dishes and bring them over here to wash them. LOL

Ah, the joys of living (sort of) on your own.

Date: 2010-03-14 11:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
O/T How do you progress so fast in FarmVille?

Date: 2010-03-14 04:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Well, first of all, a disclaimer: the only reason I do this is because I'm specifically trying to catch a certain person I know. If I weren't so competitive, I wouldn't necessarily do this, because it's very time consuming. Anyway.

I do as many harvests as I can in a day. Usually of the same crop because I don't like trying to coordinate everything. So if I know I'll be able to harvest again in less than 8 hours, I'll plant berries. If I won't be able to harvest again until the next day, I'll plant something that takes longer. If you can do three or four harvests a day, then that's 6 or 7 points for each plot. I have more than 500 plots, so that's 3500 XP a day just for growing things. I also target ribbons and collections. I'm almost done with all the ribbons. I'm in the process of switching to mastery, but mastery can take a very long time for relatively few XP points, so I prioritize the number-of-harvests rule. That means I focus on two or three crops at once. One for the short times, one for the medium times, and one for the longer times. I never plant anything that takes longer than a day.

If that's not cutting it, if I'm just maintaining without gaining on my friend, then I'll buy something from the market. That's the part I don't really like doing, because it feels a little like cheating to buy something I don't really want just for the XP. But not as much like cheating as his threat to start paying actual money to progress. LOL A week ago, he was 50,000 XP ahead of me. Now it's between 40,000 and 39,000.

I'm thinking of taking a break soon, though. I'm getting tired of it, and it's becoming more and more of a chore. I think I might do artichokes one of these days, just to take a breather. And my sister said she got her artichoke mastery all in one go, since she has almost as many plots as I do.

Date: 2010-03-14 05:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I love your farm, btw. It's so pretty. Unfortunately, I don't have the creativity to make mine pretty, so I go the capitalistic route, instead. It's a good thing I don't have to worry about how happy my goats are. ;)

Date: 2010-03-14 06:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I got tired of the pretty. I'm now going for the masteries and XP, so I sold a lot of stuff and I cheated too, by buying e.g. grain silos for the XP and then selling them.

Also, I don't want to do all my plots at the same time because it gives me a sore hand, so I spread the load.

I like seeing how people arrange their animals. The militaristic way, or the organic.

Date: 2010-03-14 07:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
yeah, my cousin's animals boggle my mind. She has them all in neat rows, with room to "walk," except she makes them stay in the neat rows. It's like watching an army of chickens line up for drill, or something. Her animals take up three quarters of her farm.

All I care about is being able to keep track of my animals, so I pen them up, but I let them walk around if there's room. My horses have no room. I think I'm going to sell them, anyway. I get tired of "brushing" them.

Date: 2012-07-23 03:49 am (UTC)
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