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Light-bulbWarning! Do NOT add your wells to water tower!

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by Tasi Kilata - Apr 28, 2014 Star_s13,293 views

Last night, I did a big mistake...
When the timer for the water tower was up, I clicked to add my wells on it, without first checking if the tower will behave like a big well. The bad news is that it doesn't, and I will explain myself...

With wells we used to be able to harvest them while having for example 29/30 water and the well timer started counting while the well had still 9/10 available water on it, thus giving us much more water in the end of the day. Someone in this forum already made the maths but I can't find his post.

Now with water tower, when you harvest it, you get all the 70 water in once, which means that you have 70/30 and you won't get that 1 water per 3 minutes until your water supply gets back to at least 29/30.

Moreover, as Kathy stated on this post:
http://gamersunite.coolchaser.com/topics/125110-farmville-2-water-tower-upgrade
your water tower won't be available to you while you upgrade it to lvl 2 etc.

So my advice is:
STAY AWAY FROM WATER TOWER!
At least until they fix it to work like a well...If it was not an intentional move to stop us from using the wells on a later time, in the first place.

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I love, love, love the Water Tower now that I have one. Maybe it has been repaired since the post.

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That's a great idea. I've got to say I love my water tower.

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So if they are still not clicking on your water tower and windmill try this:

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@Laura Matear not sure where you get the 30 from. Cap Awd posted - every time a neighbor clicks you get FIVE free. lol.

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@BettyAnn Botha
I must have missed something but are you saying that when your neighbors click on the water tower and the windmill, you receive 30 extra water/power? If so, that's awesome!

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They must of fixed the problem before I got my water tower? I waited the time, used my wells first, then added them to my tower....now ever 4 hours I get 70 water.

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And here is another tip - when you open your farm and your water bar is on 30 - use one water and then empty your water tower. This means it will start refilling immediately. Do the same with your Windmill - the nice thing about the windmill is it will top up into the power bar regardless of how many powers you already have. The water needs to be below 30 to top up.

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And this is before I empty my water tower and windmill.

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@Tasi Kilata - Most of my neighbors are clicking on mine - this is what I did. I moved my water tower and windmill to the middle of my farm and made sure there is nothing around them - they are in the middle of my plots so they really stick out. Don't expect your neighbors to click on them if they are stuck among a whole lot of other stuff or at the back or to one side of the farm or especially if your farm is cluttered with ornaments and animals roaming all over the place. Put it where they can see it.

A good way to check this is close your farm down. Open it and without making it a full page view or moving around on the farm just have a look at it. What you are seeing is what your neighbors are seeing when they visit. Check where your water tower and windmill are. If you cannot see them clearly neither can your neighbors.

Secondly (and I play in Facebook) when I visited my neighbors I left each and every one of them a Facebook message asking them to please click on my water tower and windmill and explaining to them why it was important to me.

And then the last thing - every time I visit my neighbors I zoom out, look for their water tower and windmill and click on them. Once they see the benefit they start to get with the plan.

Most people don't realise how important it is but also you have to do the work to get the rewards! LOL.

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@BettyAnn Not even one of my neighbor clicked the water tower so far. I don't have many neighbors visiting my farm per day, so I won't count on that one...

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@Mi Hyung Pae Not sure what you are saying here but my wells NEVER filled up when I levelled up - I think I got some free water but that is all? Levelling up and watering afterwards has always been a huge problem. That is why if you place your water tower in the front and try and get your neighbors to click on it you stand a much better chance of getting everything watered.

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I'm not very happy with my water tower either. I just leveled up and my water tower did not refill like the wells used to. So now I have to wait 4 hours to fill all of my empty plots I just harvested. I was able to get my 30 but all of the rest of my plots and trees need water now that I leveled up. Not cool!

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@Maria Block: I think you are talking about the one that is only available from level 100. So all you other players - don't go getting too excited if you are not there yet! lol.

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I just noticed that the market had an additional well I could purchase for coins (600,000). This one will not be added to my water tower so that if I get the collect from wells 4 times quests that will be the well to use

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@Tasi Kilata I see what you are saying but surely all the free water you get from neighbor clicks more than makes up for it. I get HUNDREDS of water extra a day from my neighbors - gotta looooove the neighbors - click click click....

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From all the replies I get that, in the end, it's a matter of taste and gameplay.
I login into FV2 for about 5-10 mins every 2 hrs, harvesting some crops and planting some others, watering groves and using the excess power. With that kind of gameplay, the water tower just doesn't do any good, because I have less water than I used to. If I harvest the tower, I usually don't have what to do with it, so I don't get that 1 water per 3mins during my logged off time. Ok I can waste it ofc, watering apples and oranges, or planting blueberries, but then, when I login after 2 hours I only have the 30 water refilled, the same time I used to have +18 water from wells, to water the IMPORTANT (to me) crops and trees...
If you login every 4 hrs or more, the water tower rocks for you. For me? It sucks...

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Oh yes and here is something else that I noticed. Once I had my water tower and windmill I started getting fields. I had four fields waiting for neighbors. When I put the plots into the fields I discovered that when neighbors who clicked on a plot to water it and I moved that plot into a field, they then ended up watering the entire field. I ended up with one neighbor watering four fields. I had a super bonus harvest day!

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I am going to say this again - and I have messaged every single one of my neighbors exactly the same thing. DO NOT WASTE YOUR FAVORS. Leave the fields and groves alone. The most important thing is to get the windmill and water tower. Once you have these - and you only need level 1 - you have an incredible amount of power and water - and this just makes filling the order board items that much easier going forward. Don't worry about quests - they are not important when looking at the benefits of the water tower and windmill.

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@Ann Caddell Watts - Why let the new Favor system bug you so badly? I refuse to break my back trying to complete orders. When I have the items on the Order Board, I make them and get the Favors. When I don't have the items, I dismiss the order. The only time I might scramble to complete orders is when I have already completd 10 or more of them and there are only a couple of days left. But even then, I take a look at what is being offered and decide if it is worth the time and hassle. If I think it is, then I do it. If I don't think it's worth it, then I don't. And if I don't get my bonus Favors for that week, then oh well. It's not a big deal. I'll go on with my farming as I always have.

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I too hate the upgrades and I do not like the favor idea either. It takes all of your inventory of an item just to complete the 15 things and then you get a 100 favor bonus at the end. So not worth it. I am about ready to stop with this game and move on to something else as soon as I use up my FV2 Bucks. I've been playing a long time but enough is enough. If I had nt read the comment below about the water tower upgrade to 2 I was going to do it. NOT NOW!!!!

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