John Chapman's Guide to The Big Farm Theory
How to start
- Load the game by clicking the link http://apps.facebook.com/the-big-farm-theory/
The game will run you through a guided path showing you the basics:
- You'll eventually be turned loose to play the game fully although there will still be some guidance: At this point you'll get your first mission although you probably won't notice it. All the menu items will now function except for the warehouse which you have not yet built.
Here's what the top menu bar does:
...and the bottom menu
Warning - be VERY cautious about using the 'Sell' button on anything other than adult animals or full grown crops since you'll get only a fraction of their value.
- You'll quickly get the hang of the game. Plant crops, harvest them. Chop trees for wood. Buy animals and feed them until they are mature before you sell them. You'll earn money, aquire buildings, be given missions to do and do research.
- When you first start the game you'll find yourself very limited by frequently running out of energy. You'll find the game much easier if you have lots of Facebook friends playing it. The more friends you have, the easier it is to aquire materials and energy. Every 5 help actions for a friend gives you 1 energy. Not only that but you'll also get food which can be traded in for more energy. 100 food can be traded for 40 energy. Aquire new friends playing the game by visiting the Fan page. You'll see it's link at the top of the screen. Hover your pointer over the name of players and you'll get a pop-up in which you can send a friend request.