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Old Feb 11 2021, 07:01 AM
Webs Webs is offline
 
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Having started Farmtown in either 2008 or 2009, I have seen it all. I left for a time when we were topped off at Level 250 and there was not much innovation happening. I left for a time, looking at other games: Farmville (barf), Yoville, Cityville, Island Adventure, Diggy's Adventure, Trainstation, and I am sure there were others. The only good ones I was active in were the last two, but I kept getting drawn back to Farmtown as well. I was initially drawn to it, because I grew up in town in a farming community of 3000 people AND because I am a creative person. I liked being able to design something that was aesthetically pleasing.

Anyway, when I came back, SO MUCH had evolved. It was a bit overwhelming. But I quickly got back into it as I had been before.

Then came Covid. Fortunately we both retired before Covid hit, but with the Covid restrictions, I have spent more time in the game. Then the Flash announcement. And I saw the communication from the devs about the first rewrite and then the communication about not being able to complete the rewrite by January 1, rather turning 90 degrees so we would have a working, though limited, game on January 1. It is so refreshing to see such open communication in the software world!

Through all of my involvement, I have greatly appreciated your ability to provide something that has become more than a game for many. For one, our Farmtown Neighbors group is a community. Secondly, I have a friend I met though Farmtown who is now one of my 5 closest friends in the world.

I appreciate the increasing communication from the team. The opening links & announcement at the top of the screen in Farmtown is great! The patience and concise help given by Raul and many others is a wonderful departure from the "support" I encounter elsewhere.

While many gripe about this feature not available yet or that item not available in the store, most of us understand that this team is in a pressure situation. We appreciate that you are taking time to be sure that something really does work before releasing it. The game is not crashing, and the release progress is steady. I was in programming plus PC support for 25 years, so I understand this aspect better than most players.

I hope that this message can exist somewhere where others still be able to add their thoughts. I know how important it can be to some support staff to hear some positives from time to time amid all the negatives.

Sincerely,

Jamie "Webs" Sweat
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Old Feb 11 2021, 04:55 PM
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Best news to date , facility manager coming soon , tyvm
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Old Feb 11 2021, 09:50 PM
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Having started Farmtown in either 2008 or 2009, I have seen it all. I left for a time when we were topped off at Level 250 and there was not much innovation happening. I left for a time, looking at other games: Farmville (barf), Yoville, Cityville, Island Adventure, Diggy's Adventure, Trainstation, and I am sure there were others. The only good ones I was active in were the last two, but I kept getting drawn back to Farmtown as well. I was initially drawn to it, because I grew up in town in a farming community of 3000 people AND because I am a creative person. I liked being able to design something that was aesthetically pleasing.

Anyway, when I came back, SO MUCH had evolved. It was a bit overwhelming. But I quickly got back into it as I had been before.

Then came Covid. Fortunately we both retired before Covid hit, but with the Covid restrictions, I have spent more time in the game. Then the Flash announcement. And I saw the communication from the devs about the first rewrite and then the communication about not being able to complete the rewrite by January 1, rather turning 90 degrees so we would have a working, though limited, game on January 1. It is so refreshing to see such open communication in the software world!

Through all of my involvement, I have greatly appreciated your ability to provide something that has become more than a game for many. For one, our Farmtown Neighbors group is a community. Secondly, I have a friend I met though Farmtown who is now one of my 5 closest friends in the world.

I appreciate the increasing communication from the team. The opening links & announcement at the top of the screen in Farmtown is great! The patience and concise help given by Raul and many others is a wonderful departure from the "support" I encounter elsewhere.

While many gripe about this feature not available yet or that item not available in the store, most of us understand that this team is in a pressure situation. We appreciate that you are taking time to be sure that something really does work before releasing it. The game is not crashing, and the release progress is steady. I was in programming plus PC support for 25 years, so I understand this aspect better than most players.

I hope that this message can exist somewhere where others still be able to add their thoughts. I know how important it can be to some support staff to hear some positives from time to time amid all the negatives.

Sincerely,

Jamie "Webs" Sweat
I agree. Jamie says it really well!
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Old Feb 11 2021, 10:01 PM
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Jamie, well said!!! My thoughts exactly. Wish every FT player would read this!
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Old Feb 12 2021, 12:19 AM
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^^^ This! Thank you devs and mods!

Devs I appreciate your hard work! Rewriting 12+ years of code, with all its patches and bandaids and accumulated clutter, and streamlining it into an entirely new language - y'all are amazing!

And Mods, OMG I can't say enough good things about how patient and helpful y'all have been, especially with all the griping you get, and then you answering the same questions over and over with the same grace in your 1000th reply as in your 1st - y'all are saints!

Thank you all so much!!!!
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Old Feb 12 2021, 03:44 PM
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I have played since 2009 and have been addicted for 11 years. I don't have the biggest farm but I have enjoyed every minute as well as my wife has. Then came January 12th and adjustments had to be made. I didn't expect that we would be this far along as we are at this juncture. A big thank you to Raul and the team for moving forward cautiously and completely as you have. You fix things right the first time. And I am willing to wait and support you guys.

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Old Feb 12 2021, 08:51 PM
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I would like to add my thanks as well. I cannot imagine how big of a task this was.
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Old Feb 13 2021, 01:07 AM
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i know many farmers that have now given up with ft due to the latest changes. I, for now, will stick with it but i do not like the colours as they have changed a bit. i will give it a few more months and then decide if to stick or leave.
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Old Feb 13 2021, 10:33 AM
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I would just like to sent my thanks for all your hard work on keeping this game going. I have invested real money in this game. I would really like to expand my farms. Hopefully it will be after the next update. (hint hint). Thanks again.
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Old Feb 13 2021, 11:13 AM
bickymikulski bickymikulski is offline
 
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I want to thank each and every one of you for the wonderful work you have accomplished getting us all started playing again on our farms ,yes it takes time i understand and i am not one to complain ,because when you get it all done our game will be better than before ,ty for doing every thing you have gotten done now to get us started,and am happy to do some things as of now to keep me going .... Bless you All.
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