It's unfortunate that I'm taking over as Administrator of FrontierVille World at a time when I haven't been able to play FrontierVille for several days because it's running too slowly to bother with, but it figures. Zynga may advertise FrontierVille as a beta-level game, but that's a slur on gamma-level games, if there are any. Like every software company from Microsoft to Autodesk, Zynga will create ten exciting new problems before it fixes one old one.
So, I'm taking over from Katie, who first created her own site, http://frontiervillepost.com, and then wrote an ebook, FrontierVille Secrets Guide (which I haven't read yet), and then went to work for Zynga. Whew.
I got into this by writing a couple pieces on the Corkboard – Groundhog 101 and Groundhog 102. I'm mostly an essayist, and I do go on, so I'll keep posting my longer stuff on the Corkboard. I put up Long-Term Strategies there today, and a couple more things will follow soon.
I plan to write a weekly piece on the blog, called So, Now What? about current fads and glitches. Unfortunately, I won't be able to accept many of you as my neighbors, partly because I don't know my way around FrontierVille World yet, but I will take on a few. I send my neighbors a gift and visit their homestead every day, and I go through their wish lists and send them what I can, so about 70 neighbors are all I can handle.
If you have questions, ask me and I'll try to help you. Read the Corkboard. Make suggestions. Welcome.
17 March 2011
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