Just another quick post for my friends on Facebook that actually do enjoy Farmville. (It’s a sad sickness I know….) Once your farm get’s larger then a tank of gas can process it’s time to start thinking.
If your running Firefox and have greasemonkey installed you can clean up and simplify the screen by using this handy script from userscripts.org. (They also have some for Mafia Wars, Google, Most sites. Check the site for your choices.)
But we want speed. I had noticed that when I had all of my animals closed off with no way for the farmer to get to them he would just stand there and they could still be harvested. Then I was able to repeat this with the trees. Then I saw a great idea from one of my Girlfriends friends (DeAnn) where she had surrounded herself with hay bales. At first I thought nothing more of it then she liked trapping visitors to her farm (being you always spawn in the dead center) but then it dawned on me. If I can’t move at all, none of the time taken walking from plot to plot would be needed! That’s right! No more feeling of dread because you skipped a square and had to deal with the time wasted for your farmer to walk the silly diagonals to get back to the missed square. Click in any pattern you want! It doesn’t matter all it cost’s you is one plot of land! (Just make sure you have one set dead center where you spawn) this still allows you to harvest, plow and plant but you don’t have to wait for movement from plot to plot! Easily shaved 3 min’s off of each cycle of my farming!