The statement clarifies that the reason for the game shutting down is the discontinuation of Flash support on Facebook after Dec. 31 of this year.

I wish I cared about literally anything as much as I cared about my FarmVille crops in 2009

Mr Facebook, can you please explain why all my crops have died in FarmVille despite the fact I turned the computer off when I went on vacation

Source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/andyneuenschwander/farmville-is-shutting-down

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