Zynga has many other games as of this writing in this same format and using the same structure. Alas I could not take any more excitement. So I jump straight to the game Zynga seems to put the most time and money into and that seems to be the most popular - Farmville. And why not at last estimate (April or thereabouts) Farmville had an estimated 80 million people playing it worldwide. Think about that is 9 New Yorks. THat is the entire population of the coutry of Germany. Needless to say employers are up in arms about employees playing it on their time and people have claimed addiction much like the WarCrack games.
You are a farmer. You plow the field, plant the crop, harvest the crop. You add things to your farm, expand it, visit neighbors farms and partake in monthly collection contests.
Beta (aren't they all?)
Yeah you guessed it : Clickety Click Click. Recruit players. Spend real world money for in game decorations and perks.
Of all the games of this design this seems to be the smoothest running. Yes things still disappear from the gift boxes. Yes it is still a HOG and graphics take forever to load sometimes so that your farm looks partly green and partly white space. Yes the moving of the toon from one place to another is INCREDIBLY slow and tedious, so much so that most players have trapped the spawn point. Yet people seem to like this game.
I am not certain WHAT the appeal is, perhaps the ability to do virtually nothing except click, move up the ladder of your friends and watch the crops grow?
So now that I have taken all I can of the clickety click I can stand I would like to point out that Before Farmville there were other apps on Facebook that basically did the same thing. So I put it you readers to explain, Why is Farmville more appealing than MyFarm or any other sim like game? Why is it now included on xfire? Something I once thought was a semi-reputable gaming site. Anyone? Is anyone reading or is it time to harvest your soybeans?