mairie;;hay day;;app;;ios;;android;;supercell Mairie "Mary Appins" Heijnen We all had a love / hate relation with Farmville at some point in our lives. At least 50% of the people on our Facebook friends-list loved it. The other half of our friends had quite the opposite sentiment; they absolutely hated it. The game was great; you had your own farm, some nice animals and were constantly making sure you had the nicest looking farm. The game was all about getting people to visit your farm and leaving a you message. All was fun, all was peaceful... UNTIL we started to get annoyed by the endless stream of request. "Please come and visit my farm, Please water my crops, Please feed my cows. etc, etc, etc. Some of us even blocked Farmville and I fear some Facebook friendships (or marriages even) may have ended badly because of these requests. So you see, Farmville was actually pure digital evil. But still, although we do not miss the tormenting Facebook requests, we do kind of miss having a farm, so what to do now?

HAY DAY

By Mairie "Mary Appins" Heijnen on May 6, 2015

We all had a love / hate relation with Farmville at some point in our lives. At least 50% of the people on our Facebook friends-list loved it. The other half of our friends had quite the opposite sentiment; they absolutely hated it. The game was great; you had your own farm, some nice animals and were constantly making sure you had the nicest looking farm. The game was all about getting people to visit your farm and leaving a you message. All was fun, all was peaceful... UNTIL we started to get annoyed by the endless stream of request. "Please come and visit my farm, Please water my crops, Please feed my cows. etc, etc, etc. Some of us even blocked Farmville and I fear some Facebook friendships (or marriages even) may have ended badly because of these requests. So you see, Farmville was actually pure digital evil. But still, although we do not miss the tormenting Facebook requests, we do kind of miss having a farm, so what to do now?


For all you out there (like me) who still like to embrace you inner farmers while living in big cities with your mobile phone glued to your hand, there is still hope. Hay Day is a great new app and is even better than Farmville. But wait for it, you haven't heard the best part yet. The single best thing about Hay Day is that you don't have to connect it to your facebook account! Of course you can do this, if you want to be one of these annoying people auto-posting every single stupid achievement (which I really love reading of course :P).

Hay Day is essentially Farmville 2.0; better, more fun and disconnected from Facebook, it consists of its own community of wannabe farmers. In Hay Day, you are the proud owner of your very own farm, complete with all different types of crops and animals, and have the opportunity to sell you crops and animal products to fellow 'HayDayers'. You start off with a small, simple farm. You have a nice house in the centre of your patch of land, which you can't move around. This can get a bit annoying at some point, because the centre is not always the most ideal spot for your house to be. You have a silo to store harvested crops in and a silo for other products, like eggs, milk and even cakes.


Over time your farm will get bigger, not in size but in types of crops and animals. Having greater diversity gives you more options as to which products you can produce. To make a nice bread for example, you need an oven to bake it in. You can buy this oven with the money you make by selling your crops to the nice villagers who come to visit your farm.

So, what does a day of a farmer look like? Easy, grow some crops, each crop takes a different time to grow, from several minutes to several hours. Use these crops to either make animal food and feed your cows or other livestock you might have, or use them to create other products, like a loaf of bread or popcorn. When choose to make animal food you then have to feed your animals. By feeding them they will also produce additional products. A cow will make milk, the chickens lay eggs. And yes from your pigs you will get some nice and crispy bacon. But don't be scared; the pigs somehow magically survive the bacon making process and live to oink another day. All it takes is for them to go into a sauna and they will start sweating pieces of bacon like there is no tomorrow. You control all these actions by (as you might have guessed) just clicking around on your screen. Trust me when I say you'll get the hang of it very quickly. But before you start happily bashing your screen like a hyperactive and somewhat deranged woodpecker, please take into account the time it takes to make certain items.


Ok, so now we have all these goods we've created. What the hell are we going to do with them? I mean, stockpiling can be fun, but just not useful. But don't worry friends, I have the answer to your farming problem: Just sell the goods! You can either sell them to the villagers visiting your farm, or use the market stall on your farm. Over time you can also sell it through a type of delivery service, either using a boat or the truck in front of your nice rural home. The longer you play the more options you get and the more things you discover on your farm.

So in conclusion: Hay Day is a nice solution for those of us who loved Farmville but hated the fact that you needed to ask so much support of your Facebook friends. When you play Hay Day, you can finally own and manage your own beautiful farm without the Facebook hassle. You'll only have to rely on the support of fellow HayDay'ers, who are (of course) all extremely nice people!


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HAY DAY
Supercell
January 2, 2015 (Latest version)