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Light-bulbHints & Tricks with Farmville 2

by Brandon Jones - Sep 26, 2012 Star_s153,449 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, 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!


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Same here


It appears that there are certain items that you cannot get by posting—gloves, cultivators, etc. Am I missing something?


You can try and use this one:

Don't abuse it though.


Is there a way somehow (without using cheat engines) to get more biofuel for the dryer. You only get 18 and then 45 every 24 hours. I can only get 6 off of the help friends sites then it says I have accepted too many gifts. I have over 800 prized animals and it still hasn't offered to update to more than 45. I figured out the water trick; just go to other farms and hit the sprinkler up to 30 drops and then go back to my farm and water. Is there a trick like this for the fuel? The orders are calling for over a hundred of items that have to be dried. Sigh.....Thanks Debbers


Two questions: 1) What does creating Meals get you? 2) How do you create energy for your family members?


Quick way to earn XP- no cheats or engines

1, Know your own crafting stations-
have a scout around in your kitchen, kiln and crafting shed, and work out what items deliver the highest xp, hover over the image to see, and keep a mental note.

2, Know what resources that are easily obtained and quickly replaced-
ie, prized animal sheds when full can give high quantities of items that are rarely asked to be used in co-op order boards so quickly accumulate in your inventory.

3, Harvesting, watering and fertilizing,
the longer something takes to grow the more items you get, for example a 1 tomato plot (1min)=1 tomato, whereas 1 sunflower plot (24 hours)= 2 sunflowers, add into the effect of fertilizer and double your yield all giving xp when you harvest. Harvesting higher value foods will also give more xp as well as the fields you can upgrade.
Subsequently you also receive 1 xp for each action you make on your crops, 1 for water and 1 for fertilizing and then x amount for harvesting.

4, Feeding and prizing- know the high earners,
same rule applies, the higher value the animal the more xp you receive for feeding it, usually the more expensive the animal or the more bottles it takes to grow them results in higher experience for feeding them.
Prizing an animal will give you a big wad of xp as well as points in the fair. once again the more bottles it takes to grow them the higher the reward, ie prized red goat 36 xp, prized Beor goat 150 xp. Horses and cows are frequently under the high earners list.
If you have one of the high earners but didn't receive the full xp amount its most likely you haven't earned a blue ribbon for that animal yet. You can do this by feeding and prizing that particular animal breed over and over gradually increasing its ribbon from red to yellow and then blue.

5, building,
placing decorative items and building booths can give xp. cash brought items are the big earners in this area, but coin brought ones are also just as good.

so basically everything you do on farmville will give you xp its just knowing where to find the big ones.
good luck and happy farming.


Quickest way to get coins
1, is by taking part in the weekly/bi-weekly event, races and other things where top prizes are 10,000-20,000 gold, with plenty of friends and (for example) doing 3-4 duck races a day it soon adds up,
also selling unnecessary stock that can quickly be refilled ie, brown feathers, saddles and other high cost items gathered from prize animal shed, i frequently log in to find i have over 2000 brown feathers and will sell 3/4 leaving enough to do small co-op orders.

2, if you want to sell your crafts straight up as they are, i would aim to make only the high profit items, in earlier levels i would make copious amounts of honey and fig tarts as they were a big earner, and the resources to make them were rarely asked for on the order board and quickly replaced. you can do this as well if you want faster experience, do a little scouting for the bigger earners and just make them.

3, do the order board, fair enough the orders themselves pay virtually nothing, but you automatically get 10,000 for completing a min of 15 as well as your 100 favors, and an added bonus of more coins at the end of the week depending on how you ranked in your co-op.

4, county fair, can pay out big bucks if you rank in the top 3, anything lower than that and it will pay you what you scored (points wise) in coin. ranking 1st for example, 20,000+ coins plus treble your points in coin, rank 2nd 15,000 + plus double your points, rank 3rd 10,000+ plus double your points, so on and so forth.

5, not the biggest earner but coins non the less, visiting a friend will earn 5 coin per action and extra if you click stationary/decorative items on there farm.

6, dont go over spending, (see final tip) if you don't desperately need it don't buy it

7, last but not least, play as much as you can, i know the fair can be frustrating and co-op in frustratingly hard at times, but it "pays" of to play them. i wouldn't worry about trying to make loads of money in one day, i tend to cash everything in every few weeks so i get a larger chunk of money,

and my final tip, i usually wait until i have at least double what i need in coin before buying something, ie, expanding i may need 750,000, using my crafting tip i could generate 60,000-100,000 every 2 days, so i would need a week or 2 to make the 750,000, but i will wait untill i have 1,050,000 before expanding, or just save up and save up untill i can buy a whole row of expansions in one go, in 5 months i have made over 5,000,000 coins, not including coins i had already spent.
good luck and happy farming everyone.


My barn has so much sh## in it I don't have space for anything.


Another way to get water for yourself and your friend is to click on your friends sprinklers you get 1 and so does your friend!


Brando is an idiot - Brandon is an idiot ...


@Lori Gordon - To move the Owl Tree to your Inventory, simply click on it. Because it's expired, it should cause a pop-up to open saying it is expired and offering you the ability to move it to your Inventory. As for the Crafting Booth, are you talking about the Workshop or the Crafting Drive Booth? If the Workshop, that cannot be moved to Inventory. If the Crafting Drive Booth, that must stay on your farm until the event is over.


Hi Brandon! Great tips and advice. Question - is there a way to delete some of those building items - like the crafting booth or owl tree... I can't move them to storage, delete them or sell them. Thanks.


i get like about 600 water a day if im on 16 hour day


Not sure why a few people are trying to turn this into a debate....this is my page, and the point is to offer hints and tips....I was trying to offer advice/tips that when you perform tasks on your neighbors farm, that is not beneficial at all to “use” your tasks on their wells and to, if you want to call it help, help yourself to hopefully get a water or two. I just used 100 tasks on my neighbors farms (SO sorry to my neighbors I wasted my tasks on your wells instead of trees, crops, animals....anything that may have helped you besides giving you maybe 1 water or 2 if you get lucky....but it was for research/experiment). Of those 100 wells, I got 26 waters. I never once got more than 2 waters out of 5, and only got 2 out 5 LESS than a handful of times. I couldn't even keep track of how much time I wasted trying to get those 26 waters, all I know is that is basically 1 out of 4 or 25%......5 tasks x 25% = 1.25, so basically on average you will get 1 water out of the 5.......1 water, so you can WATER 1 of your plots, use your own fertilizer if you want, then wait however many hours for your crop to grow.....pretty exciting stuff...... OR someone could have used their 5 energies on 5 of my plots (which could give them fertilizer or crops depending). Then I can plant 5 asparagus, water & fertilize them and then use the neighbor to instantly grow (which would have taken me 24 hours otherwise…) then giving me 10 asparagus, 105 XP, and 210 feed for my animals. OR use 5 energy on 5 grapefruit trees = 185 XP, lots of grapefruits that can be sold for 292 coins EACH or use to each make 9 feed, etc, etc, etc. But like you said, it is your choice to use it on wells and get your 1 single water to barely, barely "help" yourself, if you want to call that help or beneficial .....but I'm happy for you that you prefer to help yourself get that 1 water instead. :) Anyways....Like the point of this page is...let me know if you have any Questions. I would prefer for people not to share random little tips because 95% of the time it's something I have already shared. Please go through and look at all my posts that I personally added as Replies on here to get helps/tips/answers to questions people have asked. Thanks again everyone! I appreciate your questions and support!


Quick tip. Ask your neighbors and friends for water and fertilizer. Water re-fills 30 drops, one at a time...if you ask neighbors and friends, 30 additional drops may be stored in our inventory. (But all wells must be used prior to asking.)Use all your well water and accumulated drops...then get your mail and re-fill your inventory. I have 6 wells, so 60 drops of water there, 30 drops on my screen when full, and 30 drops in my inventory. That's 120 drops of water! The more friends you have the more water you may ask for! I also ask for fertilizer, 100 drops on screen and when friends send more, up to 30 in my inventory for 130 bags of fertilizer!


I've go to say I don't mind what people do when visiting my farm. I like them to water trees and I tend to water trees for other people but it doesn't upset me when they do things for themselves.

Somebody said that the Ibex doesn't become prized. It does but it takes quite a while. I spent real money on the newbe deal. I'm not planning on spending any more but getting the Ibex was worth it.

Happy farming!!


Visiting: By fertilizing empty plots you can proc fertilizer, definitely more beneficial than a 1 in 5 chance at getting 1 water drop. (for the person harvesting only wells) It's also all about crafting. Use your water & your power every chance you get. Keep a good variety of non-prized chickens and cows for a non-stop supply of eggs and milk. Lemons are good forever, not just in low lvls for lemonade. If you feed a Boer Goat, Devon Cow or Swiss Cow that is prized, they earn 150xp multiplied by 5 = 750xp from just 1 visitor!!! Something they can only do once in every 18 hours (unless they have speed feed). It's very helpful to just fertilize empty crops, a person can easily plant a 24 hour item, water it, fertilize it and instantly grow it with a neighbors help. This is how I make all my feed with cucumbers (cheaper than asparagus or red pepper). I have over 500 cucumbers from just 2 days of doing this at lvl 42. I enjoy FV2. As long as they keep fixing problems with the game, I will continue to play it. I do think the prices of the last 3 expansion areas is a little high. I'd like to finish my map without spending 5 hours a day attempting to earn coin. I'll spend 2 dollars a week. I think of it as a donation to the creators of the game who are doing the best they can for a free game. WTB a billboard to leave notes for my visitors (though the "Farms" sign will allow you to type a 2 word message). Have fun all!


Uhm, where is the sign? "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)". My friends keep "helping" but not where I need them to.

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