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Hints & Tricks with Farmville 2

by Brandon Jones - Sep 26, 2012 Star_s156,920 views

Hey everyone,

Here are some hints, tricks and tips I have learned from playing Farmville 2 and from a little research. Some things you may know, but thought I would share:

1) Crafting: This is extremely helpful with making money. DO NOT sell your milk and eggs at the stand, as these help with multiple crafting items in your kitchen, not to mention your animals will become "Prized" after so many feeds and will not produce anything anymore, only gold and XP.

2) Animals: Once you have an animal that has become "Prized" you can move it to your inventory, allowing you to place more animals. If there is a quest down the road that you need more animals/prized animals for, you will have it in your inventory to place later. (Once you store it using the Tools icon, go to your animals tab of your inventory). You can of course always sell them as well. If you are willing to spend real money for Farm Bucks to buy certain animals, I saw from a little research 1 guy (Joseph) said that the best animals to buy are: an Iibex, an Ameracauna Chicken and a seal-point dwarf rabbit. According to him, he doesn't believe they become prized if you use Farm Bucks. Double check into that if you are considering that and worried. But he said they produce a LOT. Chicken - about 7 eggs, the Ibex about 4 milks, etc! And if they don't become Prized, that would be extremely helpful!

3) Crops: 1st of all, you can hold down the left mouse button and drag across crops & trees to quickly do the same task (Plant, Water, Harvest, Fertilize, etc). I have seen that Strawberries apparently help give a lot of XP, but you don't really use them for much besides Strawberry Lemonade.

4) ****INSTANTLY GROW YOUR PLANTS & TREES: This is an amazing trick I learned. You definitely need to have lots of neighbors to do this, but every little bit helps. Plant some crops. Water them and fertilize them (Or water & fertilize trees). You can hover your cursor over a neighbor that is on your farm to help you and see which crops/trees they are going to help. After you have already watered & fertilized your crops/trees, THEN allow your neighbor to help. Whichever crops/trees you have already watered and fertilized, they will be INSTANTLY GROWN!!! Amazing for something you need right away or for crops/trees that would normally take a long time to grow. The more neighbors you have, the faster you will get produce and level up!!

5) 2nd Way to Instantly Grow Crops/Trees: If you are close to leveling up, plant and water some crops that you take a long time to grow (Pumpkins, Strawberries, Sunflowers, etc). I do believe they have to be watered already in order to instantly grow upon leveling up. Also, according to Gamenews.com, they confirmed with Zynga that leveling up will instantly grow your crops/trees is permanent & here to stay! So pay attention to how close you are to leveling up! ***I haven't tried this yet, but saw that if you do level up and haven't planted crops yet, supposedly you can still navigate while the Level Up Box has popped up. So plant & water as many as you can, then click on Share, and it should instantly grow everything!!

5) Random things: There is a sign in the Market > Decorations > Tab 6/7 for only 100 gold. Place those where you would like things done. Put them by your trees, crops, animals, etc so that your neighbors know what you need help with!!!!! For example, fence in a bunch of goats and chickens and place the sign in there so neighbors know to feed them. Or place it where it's obviously next to your crops so they know to water/fertilize crops). If we all start doing this, we can all help each other better! Also random: notice when you move stuff and place something, your animals jump up and down each time? Also, there is apparently an email you can get from Farmville 2 with daily bonuses in it....still trying to find it. No idea why, but you know you are going to try it lol.

I learned some of this from the Gamers Unite Blog: "Tips for playing Farmville 2" not sure if I can post there link or not though. Just didn't want anyone to think I was trying to take away from them!

Enjoy!!

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Brandon Jones - Feb 04, 2013

Thanks @Mii and thank you everyone for the 80,000+ views and 365+ "Likes" on Facebook! For all the hints/advice/tips, etc just go through the comments and look at just my posts. Each of my posts are summaries of tips and answers to individual questions so you don't have to go through and read every single comment. That "glitch" with getting extra wells, troughs, silos etc seems to have been nerfed like a month ago (no longer able to do it).

@Afra - You can use fences to keep them in one area. Go to the General Store, then click on the scarecrow (decorations) then click on fences. This usually keeps most of them in but some are still able to cross over somehow. Just put them back in the fenced in area. If the fenced in area is too small, they will sometimes all group together in one spot which is pretty nice as it saves you a lot of room and easy to feed them all fast. If you move/sell/store a fence and it leaves a little post on your farm, only way to get rid of it is to sell. Zoom in on it if you have to.

Don't forget, go to the Gen Store, click on the Outdoors tab and I believe on page 2 of 9 there should be a Wooden Sign with an arrow. I use that to point towards things I want my neighbors to water/do!! Very helpful and only 100 coins each. Just store the ones you're not using for another time. Also, store your prized animals you don't want when you need room/availability to buy a new animal, that way if you need them down the road for something you already have them!

****DO NOT FORGET the level up bonus, the most important hint/tip! When you are close to leveling up, plant and water all your crops and water all the trees you possibly can that give the most XP (you can fertilize them too if you want for extra harvest, but you don't have to). When you level up, it will automatically INSTANTLY GROW all your crops and trees that are watered, and I believe all or most of your animals will be ready to feed again too. This will help you level up a lot faster!!! I only need 15,000 XP more to be level 40 and the main way I was able to level up faster than most is by taking full advantage of this trick!

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