In last week’s FarmVille podcast, we were told that “insta-grow” would be coming to the game, allowing users to instantly grow their crops to be harvested with the help of a new FarmVille Biplane. Well, that time is now, as the FarmVille Biplane is now available in the Vehicles section of the marketplace.
As with other optional vehicles in the game (the Harvester and Seeder), the Biplane costs 30,000 coins to add to your farm. After that, you’ll be able to pay Farm Cash to let it fly over your crops, dropping some Instant Grow fertilizer, thus making your crops ready to harvest. The amount of Farm Cash you have to pay is dependent on how much time your crops need to grow naturally. So, for example, if you used the biplane on Squash which take 2 days to grow, you’d pay more than if you used it on Strawberries which only take 4 hours to mature.
While subsequent trips cost Farm Cash, the first flight of your Biplane is free, so there is some incentive for everyone to purchase one. Simply plant some fresh crops (preferably something with a long growth cycle to make the most of the freebie), click on the Biplane and click on the “Apply Instant Grow” item in the drop-down menu that appears.
In a matter of seconds, you’ll see your Biplane fly in and out of the screen in multiple directions before landing and – voila! You now have a fresh field of your crop ready to harvest, offering the same stats (coins and mastery points) as if you had waited the appropriate amount of time for them to grow instead.
For an example of how much a subsequent trip will cost, for Squash that was just planted (remember, it’s a 2-day crop), I’d have to pay 12 Farm Cash to do so.
What this basically means is that those users who are willing to pay for and use Farm Cash for such a purpose will be able to make some serious progress in the game, mastering crops in one sitting and/or leveling up continuously by gaining the experience points from plowing and re-planting crops over and over again.
Even the first flight (which, again, is free) will do wonders to help your mastery of a particular crop and your experience point total (think of all of those experience points for plowing your land a second time), so if you have the 30,000 coins to spare on the Biplane, by all means head over to the game’s page and take this new vehicle for a flight.
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