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CountryLife is a game played through Facebook, claiming to have 8 million players per month, 1 million per day. Still in "Beta", it changes from time to time and is not 100% reliable (which means you may lose stuff!)
In appearance CountryLife is like Farm Town, FarmVille, and myFarm, starting with an isometric view of large areas of grass where the player can plow and sow and harvest or can plant trees or place other objects (some merely decorative).
You have coins, used mostly to buy seeds with, and various activities earn coins and/or experience points to take you to the next level, unlocking more types of activity. You can earn more coins and experience points by briefly working on your neighbors' farms: farms belonging to Facebook Friends who have agreed to be your neighbours.
Differences from other farm games
Unlike some games of its type, CountryLife starts your farm off as a going concern, with some wheat and clover ready to harvest and a Holstein cow who produces milk very soon after being fed a batch of clover. She takes just a minute to munch through a batch of clover and produce a can of milk.
Another difference between this and some other games is that you can process much of the raw material you produce. The first example is there from the start: feeding the cow clover. Not long into the game, you will probably be gifted a Cheese Master, which adds further value even faster, turning the milk into cheese. Later still, you may prefer to use the milk with eggs and flour to produce bread.
Another difference - very appealing to some players - is that crops don't rot.
You can earn coins and experience points by working on neighbours' farms, but there's no direct communication.
Just 30 experience points will put you up to level 2; you need greater increases for higher levels, so, for example, you must reach 500 for level 6. If your farm is increasing productivity, the additional experience targets will be reached in little if any more time.
You get 150 coins and some Ranch Cash at each new level.
For more detail, see list of levels.
Other pages about CountryLife on this site
Pages that were here have been copied to the new wiki and some have been expanded. You're welcome to work here or there.
So as to avoid confusion with other games that this site covers, our other article pages start with "CL:" then generally have no other capital letters unless the name is always capitalized. That's so that they can be linked from ordinary words in text on other pages. Example: type:
in a sentence and it looks like gift (and can have suffixes such as "s" or "ing" added) and thus does not make the sentence look odd but it creates a jump link to our page called "CL:gift". (Names with commas or brackets need more work. See Help:Pipe trick.)
Those pages can be further broken down with the use of standard wiki subpages, created with a slash and another word added at the end of the name. Each of those shows an automatic link back to its "basepage". However, most of our pages will probably just have the initial "CL:" followed by the name as it appears in the game.
Model pages and templates
Many pages of the same sort can be quickly started with a copy of a standard outline, so that all you need to type is a few distinctive words and numbers.
For another way to keep our pages easily traceable from one to the other, please put every new page either in the main SL category, by typing [[category:CountryLife]] at the bottom, or in a more specific category, such as Category:CountryLife crops. If you're not pasting it in and not a quick typist, pause after "[[category:Cou" and you will probably get a helping hand ("autocomplete") offering a short list of existing categories: click one and it will appear on the page with its closing brackets and can be edited if it's not the best choice.
Those of you who have worked on wikis before will know how to improve the order of listing within any category; if you don't know, you can leave the category as is, and someone can tweak the listing later.
Requests for neighbours
Do it on the Country Life Game Wiki! Add your Facebook ID to w:c:countrylife:neighbor/requests.