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  • janflipflo (GB1)janflipflo (GB1) GB1 Posts: 351
    Are you sure it's not the fish for the WWC you can see ? 
  • Lylu (INT1)Lylu (INT1) INT1 Posts: 448
    @Southern (US1)

    Been thinking a lot about the tip (Credit to @Lylu (INT1) ) for the Wedding Planner. Obviously with it now finished I can't do any testing but was wondering if it also works using the special seeds and what the drop rate would be?
    My tip was more focused on finding some value for Greenhouse Seaweed Humus  - because Limes and  Goose and Elder only need 1 GSH and do give some Wedding Planner drop the GSH does have some usefulness.

  • 5-10 Man (AU1)5-10 Man (AU1) AU1 Posts: 249
    @Southern (US1)
    the GSH does have some usefulness.

    Or for those sad times when you have forgotten about the boat and suddenly you need to fill it....  :'(:'(:'(
  • Twiglet (GB1)Twiglet (GB1) GB1 Posts: 1,173
    Having problems again today, taking 4 and 5 clicks on anything you want to individually want to move and collecting is glitchy again.
    Moved On !
  • Ghost rider (GB1)Ghost rider (GB1) GB1 Posts: 294
    I do wonder if the problems people have is because of browser extensions etc 

    Just a thought as i only run a basic browser for this game with no add on's as i don't have a high tech laptop 
  • wen7988 (US1)wen7988 (US1) US1 Posts: 6
    All I want to do is move something on my farm, but every since the update, that is no longer an option. I should not have to "shelve" things just to move something I want to move. 
  • CM_HunterCM_Hunter Posts: 448
    iMac is not compatible with HTML5. I've spoke with multiple Apple reps / supervisors over the last few weeks... all of whom denied any knowledge of issues w/ European hacking incidents & migration towards singular usage of the HTML5 format.
    This article from 2018 goes into more detail about the Flash security vulnerabilities that appeared during its lifetime. It's from a more technical perspective but it provides an insight into the numerous issues Flash has had and will continue to have:
    https://securingtomorrow.mcafee.com/other-blogs/mcafee-labs/despite-decline-use-adobe-flash-vulnerabilities-will-continue-cause-concern/

    HTML5 is Mac compatible, some of our team members use Apple hardware depending on the task but I am not familiar with HTML5 not being compatible, and in fact historically it was always Flash that did not jibe well with Apple based devices. Since Flash is on the way out this shouldn't be an issue going forward though.

  • Data King (US1)Data King (US1) US1 Posts: 7,953
    Is the lay-outmodus permanent ?
    Yes ;)

  • Twiglet (GB1)Twiglet (GB1) GB1 Posts: 1,173
    edited 28.01.2019
    I dont play on a tablet or phone i use a desk top computer and i use chrome. The game is really laggy today and as i said trying to move items like decs individual is impossible, and that dam wheel when collecting is driving me nuts!! Chat box still isnt working, it is not updating when you type, you have to put your mouse over it to update it.
    Moved On !
  • CM_Hunter said:
    iMac is not compatible with HTML5. I've spoke with multiple Apple reps / supervisors over the last few weeks... all of whom denied any knowledge of issues w/ European hacking incidents & migration towards singular usage of the HTML5 format.
    This article from 2018 goes into more detail about the Flash security vulnerabilities that appeared during its lifetime. It's from a more technical perspective but it provides an insight into the numerous issues Flash has had and will continue to have:
    https://securingtomorrow.mcafee.com/other-blogs/mcafee-labs/despite-decline-use-adobe-flash-vulnerabilities-will-continue-cause-concern/

    HTML5 is Mac compatible, some of our team members use Apple hardware depending on the task but I am not familiar with HTML5 not being compatible, and in fact historically it was always Flash that did not jibe well with Apple based devices. Since Flash is on the way out this shouldn't be an issue going forward though.
    html5 on BF doesn't work on my mac either.  I have stated in another post the os version, age of the mac etc.  No matter which browser I try or how many times i empty the cache its still unplayable.  Other online games work fine, so I think it is something at GGS end, further supported by the fact that when the html5 was first tried out on us, it worked ok (same lag issues as everyone else) but now it doesn't for the 3 main farms.  It works on the Candy farm and co-op village though.  @CM Hunter - please can you find out what has changed from the testing till now that has made the game unplayable for many mac users.  Thank you.

  • MRG1 (US1)MRG1 (US1) US1 Posts: 1,554
    Hi Everyone,

    Well we have had the big switchover to HTML and for the vast majority of players it has been a positive experience  - Yay!!   

    From what planet do you come?
    I had to laugh at that too.
    MRG1  (US1)
    Former avid player... and long-time Outlander fanatic




  • IAmRoman (US1)IAmRoman (US1) US1 Posts: 2,779
    Out of 73 members in our coop, only 3, I believe, are having major issues....

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  • Ghost rider (GB1)Ghost rider (GB1) GB1 Posts: 294
    JVD (US1) said:
    Out of 73 members in our coop, only 3, I believe, are having major issues....

    There is quite a difference between "having major issues" and "a positive experience".
    My impression is that the vast majority is experiencing worse lag than before the switch. That is not positive. at least not from players standpoint.
    And then there is quite a significant group that has larger problems than that.
    And when I read about the problems of Mac users and the reaction that no Mac issues are known, I do not get the impression all players are taken seriously.
    And their is quite a difference between this one server and the 20 odd other servers ...... they take the data from all those we cannot see
    This forum is but a small snippet 
  • IAmRoman (US1)IAmRoman (US1) US1 Posts: 2,779
    edited 28.01.2019
    I would say major issues qualifies for not a positive experience... I just made a statement, not a judgement on anyone. 

    It is clear most peeps here are having a not positive experience and major issues... but to be honest a "vast majority" of players never post here, so neither side can say the vast majority without everyone speaking up!

    I do believe GGS is working to do everything they can to fix or help peeps fix the issues. I have seen some mac uses say it is working fine... and a lot say it is not... same with windows users.

    The issues are all over the board, all seem to have different issues... it is difficult to see a common thread among everyone, so I would guess it is hard to troubleshoot and fix it. It is going to take time obviously.

    I truly hope between GGS and players all the issues can be resolved so everyone has a positive experience!

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  • Cedar (US1)Cedar (US1) US1 Posts: 67
    CM_Hunter said:
    iMac is not compatible with HTML5. I've spoke with multiple Apple reps / supervisors over the last few weeks... all of whom denied any knowledge of issues w/ European hacking incidents & migration towards singular usage of the HTML5 format.
    This article from 2018 goes into more detail about the Flash security vulnerabilities that appeared during its lifetime. It's from a more technical perspective but it provides an insight into the numerous issues Flash has had and will continue to have:
    https://securingtomorrow.mcafee.com/other-blogs/mcafee-labs/despite-decline-use-adobe-flash-vulnerabilities-will-continue-cause-concern/

    **HTML5 is Mac compatible**, some of our team members use Apple hardware depending on the task but I am not familiar with HTML5 not being compatible, and in fact historically it was always Flash that did not jibe well with Apple based devices. Since Flash is on the way out this shouldn't be an issue going forward though.
    LOL...*** You may want to actually speak with Apple as I have... they have a different story to tell ! ; )
  • landghe (SKN1)landghe (SKN1) SKN1 Posts: 93
    mac computer fullscreen does not work, what can i do????
    Doesn´t work on chrome either.
  • 5-10 Man (AU1)5-10 Man (AU1) AU1 Posts: 249
    edited 29.01.2019
    @Cedar (US1)

    My apologies to you. You clearly have not abused the moderator and you have definitely done your homework to establish that it isn't your PC to blame, but I do know for a fact that there are many out there who cannot understand the complexities of PC's and my rant was to try and shed some light on things that may be wrong that can be fixed.

    Edit: For the benefit of the Mac users, perhaps I should have also included the fact that I also use a MacBookPro when I am mobile and have never had any problem with the game. I guess I am one of the lucky ones.


  • Cedar (US1)Cedar (US1) US1 Posts: 67
    Thank you, 5-10 Man
    Things are definitely a might frazzled with this situation.  ; )
    I have a hunch that the problem lies in the older model Macs, but am hoping that will be investigated by GGS as well. Fingers crossed for a sooner than later result.
  • FarmerCli (US1)FarmerCli (US1) US1 Posts: 2,423
    I have had a positive experience.  I really like the new storage/layout mode to rearrange my farms.  Thank you for bringing it back!  I also like the new combined Trader Bldg.  I have not had any real issues with the HTML version since it came on for use.  I use Opera Browser and the latest Chrome Browser for playing BF.


    Photo taken by FarmerCli  (Front Porch View of Elk grazing in pasture) 2015

  • Southern (US1)Southern (US1) US1 Posts: 3,268
    JVD (US1) said:
    I would say major issues qualifies for not a positive experience... I just made a statement, not a judgement on anyone. 

    It is clear most peeps here are having a not positive experience and major issues... but to be honest a "vast majority" of players never post here, so neither side can say the vast majority without everyone speaking up!

    I do believe GGS is working to do everything they can to fix or help peeps fix the issues. I have seen some mac uses say it is working fine... and a lot say it is not... same with windows users.

    The issues are all over the board, all seem to have different issues... it is difficult to see a common thread among everyone, so I would guess it is hard to troubleshoot and fix it. It is going to take time obviously.

    I truly hope between GGS and players all the issues can be resolved so everyone has a positive experience!
    I can honestly say my experience has been quite positive.

    Other than slight cosmetic differences, I can't tell the difference between the old Flash version and the HTML5 version.  Everything runs smoothly on my end, and everything responds pretty much instantaneously. I can change farms and water trees in under 3 seconds. Watering my entire Co-Ops trees (25+) takes less than 2 minutes. I click on something, the ring menu pops up instantly. Basically everything runs faster than I can humanly click.

    Granted, I'm not running on a 5+ year old computer with 4 GB of RAM, either.  AMD Ryzen 2700X CPU, nVidia 1080 TI Video, 32GB of RAM.. There's not a game made this beast won't run. :)  (And here I am playing Big Farm on it. lol) :)

    I'm sure if I drug my 5+ year old laptop running Windows 7 out of the closet, it would struggle too. But I'd expect it to.  Maybe I should try it one day. :)

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  • Cedar (US1)Cedar (US1) US1 Posts: 67
    Wow, Southern, that sounds like heaven!
    I'd venture to guess you're not a Mac user?  ; )
  • Cedar (US1)Cedar (US1) US1 Posts: 67
    OK...got me curious.  What's in the box?  ; )

  • Xcution (INT1)Xcution (INT1) INT1 Posts: 1,183
    The "Trader" is ok but what is the deal about the new flowers only grown on GF & FF?  What good are they?  Buy seeds for gold but no where I find, can you sell the product!  Do you just have it there for some reason unknown or did I miss something????   If there is a purpose or some tangible increase, great, otherwise, why have them, there's enough to spend what gold we have without a dead end product.
    There was an announcement that new crops would be coming to help with the new weekly events for the Gourmet & Flower farms.
     IE: A Culinary Campaign (The Food Truck) for the Gourmet farm
     &
     Three weddings and a rigmarole (Wedding Planner) on the Flower farm
    One may be able to earn these through these events stay tuned 

    New seeds in town!

    We have new Premium seeds for your Gourmet & Flower farms! - Jump right in and discover the beauty of these new plants.


    Waterlillies                                                                                         Prickly Pears             


    Orchids                                                                                       Angels Trumpets

    Taken from https://community.goodgamestudios.com/bigfarm/en/discussion/187150/update-dec-20th-into-the-valley-something-less-snappy-some-treats

    They are available only for gold am I right?
  • IAmRoman (US1)IAmRoman (US1) US1 Posts: 2,779
    @Xcution (INT1) so far, yes....

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  • Xcution (INT1)Xcution (INT1) INT1 Posts: 1,183
    JVD (US1) said:
    @Xcution (INT1) so far, yes....
    @JVD (US1) thanks dear I thought that much 
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