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Farmville | Update 2

Farmville Winery

This week, I’m looking at crafting. You can see my sales in the winery. My highest priced wine is red wine at 10,900 coins. I only have 32 but that’s OK, I did run out! You can also see that my neighbours buy that one because they can exchange it for more fuel. If you look at the others you can see that the raspberry wine is on level 71. If we multiply that level by 100 we get 7,100 and then add 900 and we get the price it’s selling at 8,000 coins. This applies to all the wine shown except the red wine. Past level 100 this rule doesn’t apply and now I have gone past level 120 I think I won’t be getting more coins for levelling up on the red wine. I will still make red wine; it sells well for a good price but I need to level up blackberry and raspberry wine and get those to level 100 too.


If you do a red wine co-op then you can kill two birds with one stone, grow grapes for the co-op and make red wine for crafting. I make red wine because it using white grapes and black grapes; they take convenient times to grow. The white takes 12 hours and the black, 1 day (23 hours). I can harvest and re- seed them early in the morning about 8:30 and again 12 hours/23 hours later. The same applies to barley in the English pub which takes 12 hours and hops that take slightly less (10 hours). I will harvest hops later with the combine across half the land on my English farm. I’ll replace then with barley and replace the barley with hops.

Trading Post

I haven’t found the trading post very useful. My friends order the same things as me! I stopped selling and try to buy now. I just got a few cranberries! It’s time consuming and not really worth the effort.

Other blogs

Other blogs you might like include Thrifty Thursday that was posted yesterday or maybe my latest Neodigital Art blog?  There are lots more on the Home Page.



6 responses

  1. Hi Mike, Interesting analysis. In your expert opinion, is it better to level up your specialty products (in your case, red wine) so you get to higher levels (which take longer to achieve) or even out the levels of all of your products? Do you suggest keeping some low level products in stock for neighbors who are low on coins?

    Thanks for all of these helpful tips. I feel very fortunate to be advised by someone with your incredible expertise! Much better than trying to figure all of this out by myself, which probably wouldn’t have ever happened.

    8, July 2011 at 5:55 pm

  2. Hi Carolyn,

    I concentrated on red wine and the in between I had to do others when I miss the time for making the grapes. I get the game not saving and losing sync so make something else; that and using what I get from neighbours. Neighbours can be low on coins so it helps to have something for them to buy! lol

    I just checked my stats, my visitors today have read more than 30 different blogs, diversification rules!

    8, July 2011 at 9:50 pm

  3. That’s one of the many aspects of your blog I enjoy, there’s something on just about every topic!

    Last night I had to choose between making a Spa product that was level 58 v level 72. I made one of each but would it have been better to make two of one of them? I am constantly perplexed by this issue.

    You inspired me to get back to my farm. I had taken the longest break yet to work on my blog. But there is something very comforting to being back on my farm again. I have an unwither ring on my first farm and had paused my English farm.

    Thanks for your words of advice!

    10, July 2011 at 2:24 pm

  4. The crafts – ah, make the most expensive one if it’s running out. Otherwise, it doesn’t matter, make what’s convenient. I’m off out taking photos, so I have seeded grapes and so making red wine will be convenient. I have a stock though and it won’t go up in value now, so I’ll start making more blackberry and raspberry. I don’t know about spa’s. I have a bakery and winery! lol I keep both farms running now, I never pause. I do Duke stout on the English farm but I’m trying to level up others while I have a good stock of that one. I suspect when Duke stout reaches level 100 they will choose that one as well as the red wine.

    I get annoyed by the need to spend a lot of FV cash to expand the English farm when I have 800,000,000 coins!

    10, July 2011 at 2:45 pm

  5. Mike,

    I am surprises that you also play with Farmville and even do such analysis for it.It seems that the game is so hot in the world!

    11, July 2011 at 3:37 am

  6. Hi Ricelin,

    Farmville is very popular and on some days half of my readers are Farmville players! hey do read other blogs beside Farmville blogs. It is time consuming to play and today it’s overheating my computer. I have Windows Live IM running with flash graphics and Farmville with flash graphics. It’s warm today too and the fan on my computer is struggling to keep it cool.

    11, July 2011 at 10:04 am

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