FarmVille and Zynga have made a Official Statement as to what happened with FarmVille and many other Zynga games on their Official Blog just a few minutes ago. There were two different culprits in the Lockout, 1 Being Sheep and another being an outage on their Amazon Web Server. We here at FarmVilleFeed.com use the same service although we were lucky.
- #1 The lockout first started around Wednesday night following an update, and more than likely involves an attempt to breed one of two sheep (the red-and-blue polka dot sheep and the Birthday sheep appear to be culprits at this point). It has nothing to do with “illegal” sheep or anything like that (as far as we can tell).
- While we were attempting to identify this issue, lockout #2 occurred on early Thursday morning. This was something that went way beyond our control, and was wide-reaching enough that while the initial lockout was resolved by late Thursday afternoon, the effects of the root cause are still impacting Zynga at this very moment.
- We have #1 fixed (we believe), but because the echoes of #2 are still impacting us, we haven’t been able to publish it and fix everyone that’s affected. We hope to do so in a short while but things can change (unfortunately, as you may have already seen).
- Meanwhile wither and puppy hunger will remain off until this is all resolved. We are very much committed to getting everyone back into FarmVille as soon as possible, and we appreciate everyone’s patience in this matter. Thanks everyone, and we hope to get you back to your farms soon!
Questions: Did you experience the Lockout? Are you still seeing issues with your Farm?
Source: [Official FarmVille Blog]