Farmville is Being Shut Down!
Farmville, the popular Facebook farming game, is being shut down soon because of further allegations over the special offer wall in game that lets players receive in game currencies for completing surveys and signing up for trial offers.
Farmville is probably the most popular online game besides Runescape and World of Warcaraft, two MMOPRGs that take gaming to the next level. Farmville, however, is free to play, available through Facebook, a free website, and is pretty simple when it comes to gameplay and game advancement.
However, the game has over 80 million monthly users, and around 30 million each day. Currently, over 400 million people have tried the game at one point or another, and the game’s developer and publisher, Zynga, was recently valued at over 1 billion dollars US.
Now, there have been issues in the past with the free offers that give players in game currency upon completion. There have been rumors in the past of a monthly fee being installed, as was done with Runescape and World of Warcraft, but Zynga was quick to disprove this. But there was a rumor about a lawsuit over offers that don’t pay, and THAT wasn’t disproved.
The lawsuit was real, and it was only through Zynga agreeing to clean up the offers that it was dropped without much fuss. But some of the offers still don’t work properly, and users are becoming frustrated. There are more and more complaints online, and some people are even taking advantage of it by posting their own offers in the hopes of getting traffic.
It will only take one more threatened lawsuit to have Farmville pulled from the hallowed halls of successful Facebook games. How long will it be before Zynga is forced to close down Farmville for once and for all?