FarmVille has updated with a couple of interesting developments, the first of which comes in the form of a limited edition crop. Meanwhile, you’ll probably want to use fuel to plant this crop, so make sure you download the FarmVille Game Bar to receive some free fuel.
Organic Blueberries Available to Grow for a Limited Time
The game’s first organic crop has been released in the Seeds menu, and it comes via Zynga’s newest cross-promotion with Cascadian Farms. The seed is the Organic Blueberry, and it will be available to grow in the game until July 26 at Midnight (meaning Midnight leading into July 27).
Before you scoff at this new crop, know that while it is available, it will be the single most profitable crop in the game. You can plant the blueberries for 20 coins and harvest them four hours later for 80 coins. You’ll gain 2 experience points for each square of the blueberries you purchased.
What’s more is that the Blueberries can be mastered, with the first level of mastery being available after just 200 harvests.
Please note that the blueberries and the cross-promotion as a whole are only available for players in the United States.
Download the FarmVille Toolbar (Game Bar) to Receive Free Fuel
If you still haven’t downloaded the FarmVille Toolbar (Game Bar), Zynga is hoping that the toolbar’s latest update will be enough to change your mind and finally persuade you to download it.
The update adds an opportunity for free fuel in the game, that is redeemable once every eight hours. The toolbar will show the word “Bonus,” surrounded by two fuel cans when your bonus is ready (see the screenshot above), and by clicking on the button, you are taken to FarmVille.com where a large banner reading “Claim Your Game Bar Fuel Bonus” will appear above the flash gameplay area, as seen below.
Once you click on this button, you’ll see that this bonus is a bit more complicated than it might outwardly apear. Depending on how many FarmVille neighbors you have that have installed the Game Bar, your chance at receiving a Large (or full) Can of Fuel vary. The more neighbors you have that have installed the toolbar, the higher your chance. That is, for 7 neighbors, as an example, you would have a 50% chance of receiving a Large Can of Fuel, but for 10 neighbors, that chance increases to 75%.
If you’re not lucky enough to receive the Large Can, you’ll receive a 1/5 Fuel Refill (all rewards will go to your gift box). While this may not sound worth it, remember that the bonus can be claimed once every 8 hours, so the chance to stock up on fuel is a good one, in the long run.
Make sure to download the FarmVille Game Bar to receive your free fuel, and head over to the game’s page to grow these new blueberries while they are still available.
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