Farmville 2 Player Guide
Welcome to your guide to playing FarmVille 2, a popular social game. In FarmVille 2, you receive a family farm as an inheritance and the goal of the game is to expand your farm, grow crops, raise animals, craft recipes in your kitchen and of course, to keep levelling up.
As with most games, it is possible to play Farmville 2 without buying farm bucks, this guide will help both cash players ( those spending money on the game to buy farm bucks) and non-cash players (players who do not spend money to buy farm bucks).
What are farm bucks? Farm bucks is the fastest way to progress through the game because you can use them to purchase items in the general store that you cannot purchase with coins alone. Cash players use farm bucks to level up quicker but they are not necessary to play the game or to level up!
Farmville 2 is a social game, which means that in order to progress faster you will need friends who play the game. The more friends you have that play the game, the faster you will all level up so add as many neighbors as you can. Your neighbours can visit your farm to help out, you can visit theirs, and you can request materials from them as well as needing neighbors to hire staff for your farm. A great way to find people who also play the game is through the game forums. You can also send gifts to your neighbors, which means you receive gifts as well!
The first level is your basic tutorial level; it will walk you through how to play the game and where to find everything. You begin with one neighbor, Marie, and she will be your guide through the tutorial.
You will go over the basics such as harvesting crops and watering crops. To water and harvest your crops, just click on them. Crops that need water will have a water droplet hovering over the plants. Your water is limited but it will replenish over time. You can ask your neighbors for water, which is another reason why it is handy to have as many neighbors as you can.
You will need to plant crops too, as you begin, many crops will be locked, but as you level up, they will unlock. You cannot plant crops without having empty plots so make sure that you go to your tools menu and choose “plots” to put down some extra plots for your crops.
Every crop has a different harvest time, some grow quickly, and some grow slower, so pay attention to the harvest time for each crop because it is ready to harvest and you do not harvest in time, the crop will wither and be useless.
You will also raise animals on your farm. Each animal will have to be fed and when you feed animals, they will give you goods that you can then sell for coins. The goods, called resources, that you get from animals will also be the ingredients for your recipes that you can create in your kitchen.
You will see animals in the areas beyond your farm and as you expand your farm into those areas, those animals will become yours. To add animals to your farm you can purchase them in the general store using coins and farm bucks.
Each animal will give you xp points when you feed them, and it varies by animals as to how much you get. From the general store you can find out how many xp points you will get, how much feed each animal requires (animals with higher feed requirements produce the most resources), the resources that each animal provides when you feed them and the number of coins that you will get for the resources if you sell them, and the recipes that the resources will be used in.
When you purchase an animal, it will be a baby, and will require a certain amount of milk bottles until it reaches adulthood. You can request baby bottles from your friends, another reason why having neighbors is important in the game. You can also use farm bucks to buy bottles. After a while, your animals become prized animals and will provide coins at feeding time, but no resources.
The number of animals allowed on your farm depends on the number of water troughs that you have on your farm. You start with one water trough that allows you to have 15 animals and each additional water trough allows you to have five more animals and a maximum of 50 animals total, so to level up faster you will need to purchase more water troughs in the general store, they will be under the building tab.
Crops, resources, and drafted recipes that you craft in your kitchen can be sold in the market stand for coins. Your market stand can be found at the front of your farm, click on it to open it up.
Select what you want to sell and then click the sell button and you will receive gold for those items. Everything that you have available for sale will show up, keep in mind that not everything can be sold at the market stand.
You will need to make feed in order to feed your animals. Your feed mill is where you will turn crops into animal food. Your feed mill tells you what you need and how much feed it will make for each animal.
You can purchase buildings in the general store in the buildings tab. Each building has benefits that you will get once the building has been completed. Select what building you want and place it on the farm and then click on it and it will tell you what you need in order to build it as well as what the benefit of that building is.
Your first phase of building is to gather the resources. You can either buy the building materials with farm bucks or you can ask your neighbors to give you the materials. When you have enough materials, click on the start building tab.
You will be taken to the pop-up screen for the second phase of building, hiring help for the building. It will tell you how many friends are needed to complete building, and you can ask your friends or hire for farm bucks.
The more crops and animals you have, the more items you will have to sell so you will need more room. Your available expansions are the grassy areas next to your farm. Hover over them to see what the requirements are to unlock that expansion and what will unlock when you expand in that area. Plots that you can expand on will have a sign with a dollar sign on it posted in the plot.
There are requirements for expanding your farm, but once you meet them you will have more land and sometimes you will get resources, secret items, decorations, and even resources! The pop up will tell you what you need to do to complete the expansion.
Sometimes, expansions have debris in it; you can clear that out with the help of your friends, click on the objects to see the requirements. Once the object is cleared, you will receive a reward.
Try to expand your farm as much as possible, it will help you level up quicker. As you level up, more crops, animals, and decorations will unlock and be available to you.
You are given optional tasks to do in the game, these are called your quests, and you will earn coins, xp, or other items for each completed task. The “note” icon that Marie showed you in the tutorial is where your quests are and you can access them at any time.
Once you reach level five you can expand your farm to unlock the ability to craft recipes in your kitchen. Click on the kitchen to open it and to see what you are allowed to make. The higher your level, the more recipes you have access to.
You will use your resources that you get from crops, trees, animals and from your neighbors to craft recipes that you can then sell for coins. Salt and sugar can only be obtained by asking your neighbors or can be purchased through the store.
Recipes with a star mean that they can be sold for coins at the market stand. You will have recipe cards that will show you the chain of recipes needed to create the final recipe. For example to make apple scones, you must first make flour and the batter.
Your crafting kitchen runs on crafting energy, you can see how much energy you have from the bar at the bottom of the crafting kitchen menu. Your crafting energy will replenish itself gradually every hour. You can also ask your friends for power or you can purchase some with farm bucks.
You can sell your finished products in the market stand. The more complicated the recipe, the more coins the recipe will be worth.