The idea of paid subscriptions in FarmVille is nothing new, as rumors about potential subscription options for the farming game have been thrown around for years. Now, these rumors become reality (well, sort of), as Zynga has rolled out a subscription option in beta to a few lucky farmers.
If you've been invited to participate in the beta, you can click on the "Join" button underneath your Farm Cash total at the top of the screen. This will bring up a menu allowing you a one-time-only free opportunity to turn your farm coins into Farm Cash at a rate of 10,000 coins for 2 Farm Cash. Remember, this free option will only be available to a limited number of players as a way for Zynga to see how responsive players will be (My guess? We'll all be pretty responsive to the free deal).
Once the subscription option launches in full, you'll be able to pay $10 US a month to become a member, will be able to turn more coins into Farm Cash, but at a less advantageous rate. There will be four options (as of this writing) available, offering anywhere from 6 to 9 Farm Cash per transaction, as seen below.
To be clear, you'll be able to claim each prize four times, with the button turning from "Trade" to "Claimed" after you've done so. This will stop you from making unlimited transactions at the 25,000 = 6 Farm Cash rate, which is of course the best. Again, this feature hasn't rolled out to everyone just yet, but it does give us an idea of what to look forward to when the subscription options roll out in full. I wouldn't be surprised if these numbers change between now and then, so keep that in mind as well.
[vIa and image credit: Zynga]
Will you sign up for a FarmVille Subscription, or will you continue to purchase Farm Cash only when you need it with real money? Sound off in the comments!