WHOA! FARMER

Tue Apr 22 01:57:22 EDT 2014 29
Howdy Farmer,

We’ve heard that not everyone totally understands why the “Whoa! Farmer” or “Saving your Farm please wait” errors are showing on their Farms every now and then. Below are the most frequently asked questions regarding these errors, and useful information to understand them better.

What are these errors? 
“Whoa! Farmer” errors occur when your Game and FarmVille’ server disagree about the current state of a Farm. The disagreement is basically a disconnection between the Game and its server communication; this prevents any progress until the two are in agreement again.

Are these the same as an “Out of Sync”?
Yes, these errors are FarmVille’s own way to call all Out of Sync (OOS) situations. 

What causes these errors?
“Whoa! Farmer” errors are typically caused by:
  • Internet service errors
  • Weak internet connection (Dial-up or slow internet connection)
  • Taking too many actions at the same time on the Game
  • Two game windows opened on the same or different browsers
  • Using your phone (if dial-up connection)
  • Playing FarmVille on both your phone and your desktop at the same time
  • And some other connection errors

When are these errors triggered?
Whenever you take any action in the game, a transaction is created to save that action on the server. If that transaction is not processed by the server, then it creates a disagreement and the “Whoa! Farmer” is triggered to prevent you from losing any more progress.

What happens during these errors?
FarmVille will always save all the actions that happened before the error is triggered, meaning that when you reload your Farm some progress might be lost, yet you will be able to re-do all the actions.

Will I lose Cash/Coins our Items during these errors?
You shouldn’t lose any of the above during a “Whoa! Farmer”, as explained before the game will revert back all actions taken prior to the “Whoa! Farmer!”  showing on your Game.

For instance, let’s say you bought a Farmhand for 5 Farm Cash, if the action is lost because of a “Whoa! Farmer” error, then when you log back you will not have the Farmhand in your Gift Box, but your Farm Cash will be returned.

What if I’m missing Items on my Farm?
Please read this article for more information.

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