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Jan 022011
 

Yup, I needed another farm game. One that was more challenging, but still familiar. And that’s what I got with FarmVille Chinese! But why is it more challenging? Because I can’t read squiggles! 🙂

Actually, it’s quite interesting to see how Zynga would remake FarmVille if they had the chance to do it again with all the things they learned since the beginning. For one,  it reports a crop’s time until harvest in terms of days, hours, minutes and seconds(!) instead of a stupid percentage like in English FarmVille.

To illustrate my point: Once, my husband looked over my shoulder as I was gaming and asked, “How long is 40% on that crop?”

To which I responded, “Meh?” and shrugged. Continue reading »

Nov 132010
 

Deep Fryer part gifterHere’s a gifter for the Deep Fryer project. Normally, everyone gets two different parts that they can gift, but with this tool, you can gift any of the 4 parts.

I’ve only had a deep fried turkey once. My mother in law insisted that I take the leftovers home (most of it was uneaten) and I was unfortunately too polite to refuse. For the entire trip home,  I kept half-consciously checking the bottom of my shoe as though I had stepped in something. That’s how bad it smelled. And it was “professionally done” by KFC.

So with that in mind.. lets just say that I’m not too eager to get this project done.

If you are unfamiliar with the term “gifter”, this is a page that allows you to gift certain things that you would otherwise not be able to. In this case, everyone is given 2 of the 4 parts to gift. With this, you can gift any of the 4 parts. Continue reading »

Nov 042010
 

no clean fairy part gifter

Just a reminder that the No Clean Fairy will be flittering away on November 7th, so be sure to build it by then! ~The FG

Here’s a gifter for the No Clean Fairy statue project. Normally, everyone gets two different parts that they can gift, but with this tool, you can gift any of the 4 parts. The No Clean Fairy is actually quite nice. I thought I could do without it.. since I still had lightning stoves to build. But now that I’ve seen it in action, I really think it’s quite useful. In a similar fashion to the Spice Rack, you have to collect enough parts to put it together. Once complete, you will never have to manually clean your stoves again.

By the way, thanks to all of you who used the discussion boards to help one another with this project while I was busy moving the site.

If you are unfamiliar with the term “gifter”, this is a page that allows you to gift certain things that you would otherwise not be able to. In this case, everyone is given 2 of the 4 parts to gift. With this, you can gift any of the 4 parts. Continue reading »