Posting Watering Can and Animal Feed Change!
Beginning this afternoon we are rolling out a change to how many times you will be prompted to post Watering Cans and Animal Feed.
The Feeds we are changing are:
What changes are we making?
In each of the three changes, you will be prompted to post one shared item per day. One Watering Can when you harvest an Orchard, one Watering Can as you grow a seedling, and one Animal Feed when you harvest an Animal Pen.
Harvesting subsequent Orchards or Pens, or watering more than one seedling will result in no further prompts to share these items into your feed.
Why are we making this change?
You may have noticed that many Farmers report issues posting items to their feeds. They get messages such as “An error has occurred, please try again later.” and the feed never posts.
A leading cause of this is posting a great number of feeds in a day. The platform begins to limit the number of feeds you can post, and locks you out of it after you cross a certain threshold. After that, feeds stop posting and your animals, trees, etc. can’t be shared with friends.
We studied the feeds that FarmVille posts, as well as the feeds Farmers claim, and believe that these feeds are an ideal candidate to consider for reduction. A great number of Watering Cans and Animal Feed gets posted every day by generous Farmers, but the bulk of it is not claimed, and triggers the platform limit without providing a benefit to Farmers.
Things to Note:
This does not change or limit the number of Watering Cans or Animal Feed posts you can click to receive from your friends. It reduces the number of times you will be prompted to post, but not how much you can claim.
This will not impact your ability to share Mystery Seedlings, Animals, or fully-grown Trees.
This will reduce interruptions to your game-play while harvesting orchards and pens, or watering seedlings. For those of us with dozens of pens and orchards, this means we can harvest and get to our rewards all that much faster!
This is going to roll out slowly over the next week. Not every Farmer will see a reduction in prompts to post up front.
After your one prompted post for the day, when you harvest an Orchard or Pen and would normally receive a Watering Can or Animal Feed, you will still receive it (in your Gift Box) even though you are not prompted to post a feed to share with your friends.
Please share your feedback with us, and your results if you see this change on your Farm.