The first is the Forest Fire event, which looks to cause our Pine and Oak trees to catch fire. Could this mean that we'll need to ask our friends for water pails to put out the fire, or that we'll have to put out the fire fast enough to stop it from catching other items on fire as well? I can only imagine the backlash that would occur if buildings or decorations were suddenly set ablaze if we didn't gather enough watering pails in time, but hey, stranger things have happened.
Likewise, the Earthquake event also seems to have destruction as a theme. All we know right now is that there will apparently be earthquakes of different strengths and speeds. The speed would likely deal with a certain amount of screen shake that would let you know when an earthquake had hit. Like the Forest Fires, we don't know if these Earthquakes would destroy buildings, ruin decorations or even injure animals, but part of me can see Zynga asking us to gather new tools to rebuild items that were destroyed.
Honestly, I'm not sure what to make of these two events. If they're simply a small part of some larger goal series, that doesn't actually negatively impact our land, then most users will probably complete them as normal. However, if we're looking at a loss of progress or even just a waste of time as we have to rebuild, I can only imagine the community reaction. Either way, we'll make sure to let you know if anything comes of these World Events, so keep checking back.
Would you like to see large, natural disasters come to FrontierVille, even if it didn't mean you had to rebuild items or lose progress? How would you like to see these elements added? Let us know in the comments.