FarmVille Official Podcast (10/23): Tree Orchard / Mastery Details

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Zynga has released the newest edition of the FarmVille podcast which, as usual, offers us with a thorough recap of the most recent releases in FarmVille, and gives loyal listeners a chance to get a sneak peek at new features and items that will be coming to everyone's favorite farming game sometime in the future.

You can listen to the podcast in its entirety above, or you can meet us after the break for a complete rundown of announcements.

This week's podcast offered us the following information:

Chicken Coop Expansions: While not guaranteed to actually happen in the game, FarmVille's Grimwell (the host of this week's podcast) did offer us a glimmer of hope, saying that the FarmVIlle team is looking into ways that they might be able to increase the size of our chicken coops even farther (past the current maximum capacity of 60 chickens), since it has been a highly requested addition from fans.

Country Fair: Grimwell was full of clever hints this week, letting us know that users who are anticipating a return of the Country Fair event this fall will receive "good news" in the future. For those who weren't with the game last year, the Country Fair event took place in late November, and featured the release of quite a few carnival / fair themed decorations that could be purchased from the store or sent as free gifts.

Tree Orchard Clarification: While the news that Tree Orchards are coming to FarmVille isn't anything new, the specific details concerning their use and function has remained a bit cloudy. This week's podcast clears that up, letting us know that it will be a "building" you have to construct. After that, the look of each orchard will vary, depending on the types of trees you put in it (up to 20 trees per orchard, and you can own more than one). You'll be able to harvest your Orchards once a day for coins, and you'll have a chance of finding a Mystery Seed, which must be planted and watered on your farm before they will grow into fully grown, upgraded versions of the parent trees. These enhanced trees are part of the upcoming Tree Mastery system, which has three levels of mastery, and will reward mastery signs just like crops and crafting recipes.

Limited Edition Seeds: You'll soon be able to give your friends limited edition packs of 20 seeds as free gifts. Once accepted, the trees can be planted by your friends, and mastered just as you can master other trees. They'll also be available for Farm Cash. A Black Rose crop will be released as part of the Halloween celebration, that will be the first seed available to gift to friends.

Are you looking forward to Tree Mastery, or maybe you just want to clear some room formerly taken up by dozens of different trees. Either way, leave us your thoughts in the comments. Add comment
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