What happens when Firefox users around the world suddenly find that they can’t play their favorite Facebook game (Farmville) after a recent update? Mozilla updates Firefox. You didn’t honestly think that people would actually step away from their computers and do something else.
The problem started with Firefox 3.6.4. After Mozilla released it last week, and people around the world downloaded and installed it, they noticed things weren’t working right. They were having trouble accessing their farms. More specifically, the farms would not load and crash due to the new crash protection included in Firefox 3.6.4 that would keep unresponsive Flash from crashing the whole browser.
Since so many people were complaining, Mozilla went ahead and created Firefox 3.6.6. The only thing different is that the crash protection has been tweaked slightly, so Farmville will now have enough time to load so everyone can play it. Because heaven forbid something prevents people from tending their virtual farms.
If you want to play Farmville now and you typically use Firefox, you have to download Firefox 3.6.6. Personally, I’m hoping that Firefox 3.6.6 will resolve some issues I’ve been having with Treasure Isle, another Zynga Facebook game that’s been giving me some trouble lately.