Wishful Features: More injured critter variety in FrontierVille


After the release of Injured Critters in FrontierVille, it became readily apparent that instead of "injured critters," Zynga should have really called the feature "injured white buffalo." Users all over the FrontierVille forums have begun complaining about the over-abundance of buffalo popping up on their homesteads, as they simply don't need ten or more of these same animals. While I haven't quite reached the ten buffalo mark, I do have five or six, with one sitting, waiting to be healed, and it made me think - why hasn't Zynga released more injured animals to the game, instead of this single animal?

With games like FarmVille, you at least have a bit of a surprise in the Animal Trough, as you don't know which of the six animals you'll receive at any one time. Here, there is no mystery whatsoever - you know you're going to receive another white buffalo, and at this point, they've become more of a nuisance than a welcomed addition to my land.

We'd love to see the FrontierVille team adding more variety to this feature, to make it truly live up to its name. If they don't want to go through the process of releasing entirely separate species of animals, why not at least change the color of the buffalo, to give our homestead a rainbow of animals, rather than just white? Put the buffalo in clothing for all I care - just make them different from each other somehow to keep me caring about these animals!

Some of our other wishful features have come true in the past, so hopefully this will be yet another case where that's true. We'll make sure to let you know if it is.

What do you think of the injured critter feature in FrontieVille? Are you happy to keep receiving the same animal time and time again, or would you like to see other animals pop up on your homestead? What other animals would you like to see? Let us know in the comments.