yes, i'm active and would be happy to be your neighbor, although i don't plan on doing plowing for others because i don't need the XP anymore and don't have time for it.
i actually just released my new "island resort" farm design today -- has 5 mansions joined together to create a resort hotel, and cost over $7 mill for the layout after hitting level 34. as i planned, i did name it after my website and posted it on the FT forum... kinda cool to see throngs of farmies hitting my LGS site, now, LOL.
modeled loosely after the greek island that my family is from, the resort has a tiki bar, pool area, two beaches (one private, one public), a path climbing through a colorful mountain meadow, a field of lavender (well... hyacinths, really), a rustic goat farm, and an outdoor restaurant in an orange grove... not unlike the one i grew up dining in with family.
Nybz, you can either PM me and i'll give you my personal info, or just click on the Facebook link on any of my websites below so we can become FB friends.
I stopped a few weeks ago, just becaue I was traveling so much and did not have itme to keep up. Maybe when things slow down again I will start planting and plowing.
SAMINA!!! HOLY COW!!!! That is some fierce determination you have there. I just went to check out your resort and it was funny the cluster of people standing around and talking about how beautiful and stunnning it is. You beling in the HAll of Fame!
oh how funny... i stopped by earlier and there were so many people i reloaded my farm, thinking i had brought the FT marketplace back with me, then i realized they were just sight-seers from the forum!
they didn't know i was there, so i listened in because they were gabbing wildly away. one woman was being their "tour guide" and saying the resort was actually brad pitt's house and some other very funny things. they were a hoot, lol.
i'm pleased. although i got rid of tons of blooming flowers in order to put in some of the new stuff that came out last night, so the place isn't as colorful as it usually is until the flowers mature. but...in a few days it will be nice, and the visitors didn't seem to notice, lol.
i built as i went. i started with the restaurant, because i wanted people to enter there. then i added the pool area and then built up the mountain with the dirt path & meadow leading up to the farm.
then i added the staggered fields to give a hilled effect. then spent a lot of time trying to figure out the beaches, which were challenging due to the glitchy water-layering feature. i added the steps down to the beach and the playground, and then pretty much ran outa mojo. i have farmed minimally in the small fields since then.
last night, FT came out with new crops & flowers, and i was in the right mood, and i'd earned enough for that 5th mansion, so i dug in and finished it. i'd been trying to figure out a configuration for the mansions for awhile and just couldn't hit it. didn't want a cluttered look, i wanted flow, and i didn't want them separated. it was tricky.
but luce & another visitor helped nail down the final "V" layout, so i went with it. added the paths & new flowers... figured out how to plant a hidden farm *underneath* my mansions so i could try out the new crops... and finally i was done. was a very good feeling.
btw, i have been considering writing a little mini-manual on how to layer crops on farmtown using an "undocumented feature"... not sure where i would post it, or if it would be wise to do so, because too many people doing it could overwhelm the already-challenged FT servers. so far, the info hasn't been made public.
but if anyone wants to know how, i've experimented massively with that technique. it's possible to plant crops either stacked one on top of each other, or staggered with only 1/3 of each field showing.
luce has harvested tons of those fields for me. have you ever seen them, larinda? they can give some pretty effects...