What is DFS?
Digital Farm System (DFS) is an amazing new farming simulation system on Second Life (SL), which allows player experience the depths of farming life by planning their farming goals, breeding different types of farm animals, and grow their own crops, plants and trees. The DFS community uses the system in various ways to further enhance their (SL) experiences.
We have many DFS users conduct trades with other farmers and users in well establish marketplaces and roles playing structures. This creates in world commerce to further supports the role-playing experience and their individual or group goals for DFS. In addition, many DFS user enjoy the relaxing lifestyle of farming life and “getting back to nature”. DFS creators have made every effort to ensure the system can be used in any role plays system and period, from Mayan farmers to post-apocalyptic earth!
The DFS system is intended to be family-friendly and safe for the whole family to enjoy. Therefore, DFS has resizable equipment to fit avatars at any sizes. In addition, several the equipment is sold in regular and tiny size, which is intended for ToddleeDoos, but often use by others to accommodate smaller space or multiple equipment needs.
We are constantly developing new items for the system or changing on the older products to make it a better and more fun experience for all. DFS works hard to ensure timely updates and fix system issues quickly to guarantee everything runs smoothly.
We are proud to announce, October 3rd 2017 was the first birthday of DFS. Join the fun, and hopefully celebrate many success for years with us, as we develop new and citing ways to enhance your SL experience.
Please be aware: your avatar must be at least 30 days old to use the Digital Farm System and to visit the DFS Main store.
How do I get started?
There are a few ways you can get started, but we do suggest to get the following items:
- Visit the DFS Main Store
- Get the DFS HUD and join the DFS group if any assistance is required
- Get yourself a few Cows and Bulls to make sure you have fertilizer for your fields
- Water Trough to be able to give your animals access to water
- Get a couple of Dirt Fields and Hay Seeds to plant Hay and make sure your Cows has food to live
- Some Fertilizer for your fields
- Water Well to get water barrels for your fields and animal trough
- You will need a Butcher Station to process the meat you get from the cows
- A Stove to cook the meat you have processed, eating the foods will give you back Energy to work on your fields
This should be most basic items required to start using the system.
DFS : Digital Farm System
Recently there has been a large amount of unneeded drama and reports containing misinformation and personal assumption/opinion. The group is for support, if you have technical issues, helping each other, and having FUN. The group is NOT for you to voice your personal concerns, opinions, or your own drama, take your concerns to a CSR or fill in the form here https://goo.gl/forms/3b5w6RqkaYFvhMCt2
If you start drama or issues, you will be muted and if you persist you will be removed from the group. We will no longer allow the drama/issues.
DFS : Digital Farm System – Trade
Same rules as above
This is a TRADE group, not for chit-chat, if its not about trade, it doesn’t belong here.
~ DFS products must be sold at your advertisement location.
~ 5 lines for chat ad, if you need more use notices, please.
~ No Land or Rental advertisements allowed.
~ Posts must be about DFS items / Fishing.
~ 2 notices OR chat advertisements over 24 hours per person/place (Yes, alts count as the same person)
~ Space your advertisements at least 30 mins after the last one you posted
~ You must have DFS Stalls to be a DFS Market
~ No promoting other Farm Systems or products
~ You need to be doing DFS! (This means you need to do farming and/or cooking within the last week)
~ You must be approved to post in the DFS Trade Group. You may ask a CSR to submit a DFS Trade Group Request for you.
~ As of February 2021, you must have actively farming in DFS for a minimum of 6 months to qualify for DFS Trade Group posting consideration.
Auction Houses / Markets
Auction houses and Markets are run by Secondlife users and they have their own set of rules so remember to follow the rules of the auction house you visit, owners of the auction house is required to update DFS staff accordingly on changes to the auction house, if your auction house is not active it will need to be removed until active again. We will do random checks on listed auctions listed and if the auction house has been closed and not informed DFS staff we will not allow the user to get listed on the calendar again.
Public auction calendar is listed here https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=gobj0dmnae7aoja1jqqp3s2uhk%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FLos_Angeles
The above calendar will display the current auction times and locations, if you want your own auction house registered on the calendar please contact Aria Songlark to get it registered.
Please note that auctions times can overlap since we have a high demand in users that go to auction houses and so many items available to be sold, we like to encourage users to have a choice in where they want to go and the places they want to support.
Auction house / Market owners and their staff are expected to mind their own business and leave others to run their own auctions, do not give feedback to others if they did not ask for it.
Please report abusive users with proof and use the mute button, users found being abusive can be removed from the system.
Always make sure you are wearing the HUD, and you have Energy
Q: Are there any restrictions on the system?
A: Please be aware; your avatar must be at least 30 days old to use the Digital Farm System and to visit the DFS Main Store.
Q: How do I care for my fields?
A: Click the field, then choose to Tend, then sit on the field, and the care will go up.
Q: How do I care for animals?
A: Wear your Animal Brush, click the animal and choose Brush, sit on the animal then click the Care button on the HUD.
Q: How do I care for trees/plants?
A: Click your tree/plant and choose care, sit on the tree/plant then click the Care button on the HUD.
Q: How do I cook?
A: On the HUD click on the Craft button, then click on the number that corresponds to the recipe item you want to make. It will turn red then click on the food item you rez out, choose the Cook/Craft menu on it, and it will be loaded into the HUD
Q: Can I use the system just to get water?
A: No, the automated ban system will detect this and ban you, since there is no gain in doing that, you are not playing the game/system as it is supposed to be played. Remember, its a farming game/system, not a water game. Therefore, getting excessive water and not harvesting items from fields, trees, animals, or cooking, will result in a ban from the DFS System.
Q: Can I be unbanned from the system? If so, how?
A: If you are banned for just gathering water, you can purchase the Starter Pack, and notify Ice Dover (ice12192.dover) or Fairy Forrest (blackfairy3ds) of your purchase. You will be unbanned and free to start farming. However, please note you can only buy the starter pack once. If you have already purchased the starter pack, which means you already have the equipment to farm, you will not be unbanned.
Q: Am I allowed to use bots, auto clicker, or any other tools like that?
A: No. Furthermore, if the system detects you for using external tools to automate your gathering water/fishing/crafting such as bots/program/auto clickers, you will be automatically banned from the system.
Q: How does DFS deals with inappropriate, rude, or abusive customers?
A: Customers, who are inappropriate, rude, or abusive towards another customer in the DFS Support or DFS Trade Group, will be muted and warned. Also, customers rude towards DFS CSR, in the process of assisting you with DFS issues or problems, in DFS Support Group, Trade Group, or private chats, will be muted and warned. If this behavior continues, the individual will be banned from the system. Typically, this type of ban is never removed and only can be removed by Ice Dover.
Q: I am Harvesting, but I am not getting my items. What should I do?
A: Stop! If you are not getting the items, do NOT continue to harvest. Check to see what the issue is. 1) Check on your Hud stat to see how many items are in the queue for you (Items in the queue: #). If there are queue items, wait for them to deliver or check the number of items in the queue for the server at the store. 2) if you have nothing in the queue, complete the missing items steps, and template https://www.digitalfarmsystem.com/missing-items/.
We reserve the right to disable any product from individuals who have been banned from the system.