Ah, my guilty pleasure; plopping down in front of the computer working on my farm in Farmville, when really I should be working. I hate to say it, and am embarrassed to admit it, but yes, I am a Farmville addict. Not a day goes by where I am not checking in to harvest crops, see what gifts my friends have sent me, and checking the market to see if the game developer's added any new must have content, such as decorations or new animals that I can throw on to my oh-so-over packed-farm.
When I was given an iPad this past holiday, I hate to admit it, but
one application I knew I must add to my iPad would be Farmville. Low and
behold, to my utter surprise the game was featuring a new Farmville HD
application. I figured I would love this, and felt I was now ahead of
the game, in comparison to my friends who ere still clunked down in
front of their PCs watering crops, or sending gifts. I had the iPad, I
felt like a king...plus I could now send those dang iPhone only gifts,
The white apple tree, rainbow barrel and a small selection of
other elite iPhone/iPad user content.
Well the joke was on me. As soon as I began to maneuver around my farm
on the iPad, I realized pretty quickly that this application downright
So here it is folks, a play by play list of what sucks about the Farmville application on the iPad.
1. You are basically only going to be able to harvest your crops, plow
your crops, and plant seeds, and that is if the stupid application will
allow you to do so. At times the connection will fart out randomly for
no reason. This is only in this game, only in this App. No other game
farts out quite as often as this one thus far on my iPad.
2. You won't be able to send those gnarly iPhone/iPad user items to
your friends. Whenever I try to do so, it says the connection is
interrupted and the game is out of sync and begins to reload. I have
tried it multiple times with the same error time after time.
3. Not all of your content on your farm will load up. You will forever
see annoying 'loading' arrows on top of spots where your trees, or
animals would normally reside.
4. If you find a mystery egg in your coop, the game will go out of
sync if you try to post it onto your facebook wall. Don't even bother.
5. Your gifts that you normally have in your inventory will not show
up. Mine only shows the first 3 gifts I have, and will not let me scroll
across the screen to the rest o my goods.
6. Gifts that you normally collect in the game will not show up. When
you check to see if anyone sent you something, it will always state
nothing has been sent. If you sign on to your farm on your PC, you will
fin that indeed you have gifts waiting to be accepted.
In all honesty the list of kinks goes on and on, and at this point, no
the Farmville HD App for the iPad is not even worth hogging up space on
your device. Zynga will likely iron out these glitches over time, but
until then, do not bother with it unless you are interested in only
harvesting, plowing, and planting seeds, as that seems to be the only
angle in the game working somewhat properly.