Tips and Guide for Farmville 2: Country Escape! (Part 1)

Zynga’s Farmville 2 is among the most popular Facebook games of all time. Recently, Zynga released a tie-in game for Farmville 2 for mobile phones and tablets. It’s called “Farmville 2: Country Escape” and it is a completely separate game from the Facebook version, although the two can be connected. In this article, I’ll share my Farmville 2: Country Escape tips, tricks, and strategies so you can get the most out of your mobile farming experience. Read on for my Farmville 2: Country Escape guide!

Farmville 2 Country Escape Guide: Coins and Experience

The overall goal of Farmville 2: Country Escape is to earn Coins and Experience through farming and crafting goods.

Farmville 2 Country Escape Guide: Experience

Coins are generally used to purchase new lands, animals, and buildings. The more of these you’ve purchased, the more you can produce at any given time, and the more advanced stuff you can craft.

Earning enough Experience will increase your level. The higher your level, the more lands, buildings, and other goodies you can unlock.

Thus, coins and experience kind of feed on each other. You need experience in order to gain levels so you can spend your coins, and you need coins to buy the stuff that earns you experience.

The primary way to earn both Coins and Experience is the “Farm Orders” notice board. Here, you can sell the things you’ve harvested and crafted for coins and experience points. We’ll cover the Farm Orders board later, but keep it in mind for the time being.

You can also earn Experience from completing quests Farmer’s Almanac. Later, you’ll be able to earn a lot of Coins by selling your crops and other goods to other players in the market. However, the market isn’t unlocked until you earn a few levels first.

Farmville 2 Country Escape Guide: Keys and Speed Seed

Keys and Speed Seed are the two “premium currencies” in Farmville 2: Country Escape.

Keys are somewhat hard to earn. Opening Hope Chests will give you a few, as will completing quests. (We’ll get to the Farmer’s Almanac and quests here in a sec.) They’re almost universally useful, though.

Farmville 2: Country Escape Guide: Keys

For instance, with keys you can:

  • Bypass the level requirements for buying certain stuff, like new lands and extra animals.
  • Skip the wait time on virtually anything, including growing crops, crafting items, and animal production.
  • Upgrade your buildings so that they produce more and do it faster.

Pro Tip Keys are a very valuable currency, and I suggest that you not waste them to skip things that just take patience. Even when the tutorial messages seem to force you to spend keys you can just wait out the timers instead.

Speed Seed is earned by having your Facebook friends send it to you. Unlike keys, it is generally only useful for speeding things up, and you can only have a small amount of it in reserve at a time. If you’ve got friends who are willing to set you up with Speed Seed, you might as well use it!

Farmville 2 Country Escape Guide: The Barn

Whenever you craft or harvest something, that “thing” is stored in your barn. It stays there until you use it or sell it.

Farmville 2 Country Escape Guide: Barn

The barn has a maximum capacity, which can be increased through the use of special items you can task your Farm Hands with collecting. (We’ll get into that in a later section of the guide, though.)

Farmville 2 Country Escape Guide: Farm Orders

The Farm Orders board is an important part of your Country Escape experience. Here, you can take the things you’ve farmed or made and sell them. The reward will be some amount of both coins and experience. Generally the reward is relative to how long and how complex the item is to create.

Farmville 2 Country Escape Guide: Farm Orders Board

The Farm Orders board has 9 slots, and at first it will seem like you can just keep selling everything to the Farm Orders board all the time. However, as the number of things you can create grows, you’ll find that you can only sell certain items to the board at any given time.

Pro Tip If you want to skip filling a Farm Orders board request, there’s a little “X” you can tap on each order. You’ll have to wait a little while for another order to arrive, but if you just don’t have or aren’t interested in a deal, it can be useful. I do this often for Farm Orders that require a lot of a low-level good that I don’t want to have to collect.

It’s generally a good idea to sell your stuff to the Farm Orders board unless you’re saving it up for crafting something else. The barn is pretty small and grows slowly, so you can easily farm far more than you can store. Keeping everything around is just a waste of space. Sell it off, and reap the rewards!

Let’s move on to part 2, where we’ll capture some in-depth strategies for Farmville 2: Country Escape!

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