Apparently, with enough comments, Zynga's fan base can actually elicit change. According to a lone screenshot, Zynga will apparently start rolling out a Pause update to FarmVille, allowing users to choose whether or not to turn on Pause when switching from your Home Farm to the English Countryside (and vice versa), or to leave it off.
Thanks to a pop-up found by FVMasters, a new "Travel Options" window has apparently been added to the game, allowing you to choose from two options: "Pause one farm" which keeps things they way they are currently, with only one farm being active at once, or "Play both farms" which turns on all timers for both farms.
As we expected, it seems that crop wither is the main reason for the pause feature's inclusion in the first place, as (if this is a true pop-up) you're given a warning that your crops may wither if you forget to come back and check on them in time, but I'm sure many users will agree that we'd much rather run the risk of losing some crops if we're a bit forgetful than losing our entire progress on one farm or another because we didn't have a choice.
Note: It should be noted that currently, there are very few sources that can confirm the validity of this image. It could be that the feature is on such a slow roll-out that even the dedicated FarmVille forums users haven't picked up on it yet, or it could be a "coming soon" addition that just happened to leak via this new picture. We've contacted Zynga asking for official comment, and we'll make sure to update this space when we know more.
Personally, if this does turn out to be a real thing, I only have one thing to say about that.
[Image Credit: FVMasters]
Check out the rest of our English Countryside coverage right here.
Have you received the Travel Options window while playing FarmVille? If this feature does come to the game, will you turn off Pause, or leave it on? Let us know in the comments.