Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Game Woes - Facebook Distractions


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I'm a game junky. I am. Really. I can't even walk past a jigsaw puzzle spread out on a table. I'll be stuck there until it's put together.

Lately I was introduced to a really awesome game on Facebook. I joined, learned how to play, learned how to build armies, make (pretend) money and climb each successive level while racking up the points.

But I ran into a problem.

I couldn't shut it off. Not even when I was off line. At least I couldn't figure out how. The whole world played this thing, so it was on all the time. I was getting attacked ALL THE TIME. (I know... duh.)

Wellllll. I stay away from these things for a reason.

I had to babysit the thing. I couldn't leave it. For four days I fought back, trying to keep my points, trying to build power so that my little army could keep going. During the middle of the night I fought characters whose names I couldn't even read.

When I was forced to leave because of other commitments I constantly worried about my points.
I couldn't stop.
*laughing manically*

It took a virus to shut the whole thing down. Other wise.....

I'd still be in that wonderful land with all of its really hunky generals.
(They were really quite yummy. Besides all the points, I mean. There was that one... with the hair and the sword. Yeah... sigh.)


ali said...

ROFL Deborah! See now, this is why I stay away from all Facebook games. I really wish you hadn't even shown me the picture of that Mah Jong game . . . me and Mah Jong have a history. *sigh* Good times.

L.T. Elliot said...

I can't trust myself with those things so I just steer clear. *sigh*

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David said...

I'm right there with you... I can't allow myself to start any game because it's all I can think about.

Now I get around it by telling myself that one day I'll be on the road all the time, and then I'll have time for games! :)