Farm Simulator 17 will be released later this month (the 25th), I'll probably pick it up, but not right away. @ColdIceShot, TS conversations are interesting:
"Transfer some money to me, I need to buy a more powerful tractor."
"Has anyone fed the cows lately?"
"Should we plant corn or canola? Canola is selling for more per ton, but the corn can be chopped to make silage."
"Have we got a mowing machine? We need to cut/rake this hay in field 14"
Of course if you get a city boy playing with you, who doesn't know wtf he's doing, it's even more fun.
If some of you end up getting this, I'll talk to my friend about restarting his dedicated server. Be warned: there are an absolute ton of mods created for the Farm Simulator series, it's one of the best aspects of the game. The game has two maps, one based in Europe and one in the United States. However, modders have created numerous other maps to play on, I'm currently using this one called Clover Creek. Created based on parts of PA and IA, it's a much larger scale than the base maps.