Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Facebook Is The Devil

Well, I’ve finally gone and done it.

Last week, in a fit of absolute boredom, I broke down and decided to try one of those cutesy little games that people play all day on Facebook.

That’s right, I started playing Farmville.

For anyone who doesn’t know what Farmville is, it is this little “Sims”-like game where you are a little cartoon farmer, and you have to manage and grow a little farm. You can plow your fields, and then plant all manner of stuff, only to sit there waiting, sometimes for days, until your crops grow big enough to be harvested. Then you sell what you grew, and do it all over again.

And over again, and over again. For the rest of your life. Until you die, I guess. Maybe even alittle after that.

Those of you who follow me on Facebook have no doubt seen that I have become slightly obsessed, what with all my posts about needing my crops fertilized or for more people to send me some bricks so I can finish building my fucking horse stable (seriously people, I need like 5 more damn bricks… can someone for the love of God help me out here?).

The first week of playing it, I think it bordered slightly on obsession.

When you are waking up early in the morning JUST because you think that your Soy Beans are ripe and you don’t want to see them wither, it’s a pretty good sign that you MIGHT have a problem.

Anyway, after playing it for 2 weeks now, I think I’m over my initial love affair with it.

At least I’m slowly weaning myself off of it.

I mean, lately I’ve only been planting things that take 2-3 days to grow, instead of 4 hours like I HAD been doing. Now I don’t have to wake up at 3 A.M. to see if my crops need fertilizing.

Hey, baby steps.

Of course, last week I ALSO started playing Mafia Wars. I am now a level 27 Street Thug. If I can just get my Casino to level 2, I should be able to pull in enough money to buy those Tommy Guns so I can kill that rival gang that keeps robbing from my crack house.

Sigh :(


Mrs. Hall said...

i got no attention span or follow through for those games on face book.

i wish i did, but alas, I am a lazykins.

best of luck on the soy crop. and the plowing and harvesting.

and beating up them bitches and hoes, stealing cars and selling ice.

wait, that's your real life that last one!


Kirsty said...

Oooohhhh dear.
You're the sort of person I block from my news feed.
Forget quitting though - your next assignment is to take it to the next level. That's right, take it to the streets! You've got to become a mafia lord for real! And grow those damn crops at the same time!

Slyde said...

holly: you know it!

kristy: thats the thing... 2 weeks ago I was the type of person i would block too! go figure...

Verdant Earl said...

Wow, with all the high-powered games you are normally into, I'm surprised that you got wrapped up in Farmville. And the only thing I know about Farmville is that Gia's mother is into it.

Heff said...

If you TRULY want to end your love affair with Farmville, just plant some pot and see how long it takes to get busted, lol !!

Susan Higgins said...

Sorry to hear that you got sucked in to those game aps.

sybil law said...

Yep - I just blocked all those apps and any new ones that come up.
The only game I play is Pathwords. I'm a retro dork like that, I know.
(I did join Mafia Wars or whatever it is, because if I joined I helped my husband. I don't do anything, though.)

Nat said...

Luckily, I've never been sucked into FB games....I waste enough time on there as it is!

2abes said...

how many hoes do you have on the farm?

SK Waller said...

Hey Slyde, would it kill you to send me some puppy kibble?


Slyde said...

steph: i really DO have to commend you on how often you come over to fertilize my farm... you're one of the good ones.

Now if you could just send me a damn brick once in a while... :)

Kibble coming your way when i get home tonight...

GiGi said...

I am no fan of the Facebook games....but I am a bit interested in that 'Bejeweled Blitz'c game....my sister is addicted to it! I have enough on my hands trying to keep my own 'farm' in one piece....no need to pretend for me..LOL.

Brittany said...

I played farmville like a madman when it first came out! Like whoa! I was the master! BUT I realized it was taking over my life and I gave it up! :)

You'll get to that point!

Wishing on a star said...

Bless your heart. You will soon require a Farmville Intervention like I did. It was sad :(

SK Waller said...

Here comes a brick.

Nej said...

I've been successful avoiding the FB games (farmville, mafiaville, grocerystoreville, etc, etc)...but do find myself passing the time, one minute at a time, on bejewelled blitz. I admit it. :-(

vixen kitten said...

I think FB is a giant invasion of privacy, I hate anyone selling my personal info to make a dollar.

That being said, I'm addicted to Mafia Wars. I opened a profile for my puppy, Honey. Really, her life is far more exciting than mine is anyway. *snort*

She's a stone cold killer, I tell ya! She has over 45,000 wins in fights and less than 1000 that she lost. I've been known to go back online at 3 am for "just 5 more minutes."

I'm feeling your pain!


btw....please don't assume I'm the only lunatic who's dog has a profile. She has over 1500 friends, and they are all dogs! I have good company in my insanity!

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I used to be addicted to Mobsters on MySpace. I finally just had to shut it down... I was obsessed. I feel your pain, bro.

Chris H said...

You are a nutter! I have not been tempted to do any of the FB games or farming or gift giving ... just don't have the time or inclination.
If I am going to plant anything it is going to be real! lol

mo.stoneskin said...

My opinion of you has dropped from

"Handsome, witty, a man's man and a woman's dream"


"Facebook game dork, a joke of a man and..."


Never played it. But I see all my elderly relatives play it. Which is disturbing for so many reasons.

Marie said...

Maffia wars!!!!!!!! I am level 167 Lady D Garducci. Look me up heh.

Farmville sucks ass. Eric plays Farm Town and even created me a farm and gets DEEPLY offended when I don't accept his gifts. I am not doing. NOT DOING IT. I just can't get past the little dopey song and the little avatar that shuffles along planting seeds. Reminds me of Barney.

I am actually saddened that YOU of all people succombed to such seduction. I did think I knew you better. ;)

Now Maffia Wars?

Bring it!

Cuz said...

i am so over growing the crops, i just have trees & animals.....so sad. LOL

Dr Zibbs said...

I have no time for this nonsense.

I'm busy spending every waking minute on Twitter.

Bruce Johnson said...

You have sunk to a new low of being pathetic. I mean really low. At least I play SimCity where no one else can see what I am doing. Shame...Shame, Shame.

meleah rebeccah said...

Farmville? More like Crackville! I had to quit playing that game! Sucked up way too much of my life.

And once again, the way you write CRACKS ME UP!!!!!!

Chris G. said...

Farmville is fun for a little while but then gets completely monotonous and incessantly repetitive and sucks your life away worrying about harvesting crops and accepting stupid gifts all the time from people. I wouldn't take any play time away from your more worthy MMORPG's.

However, you should check out a game on FB called WILD ONES. It's a helluva lot more fun and reminds me a little bit of the good old Archon days in which I'm still waiting to get my revenge on you! Actually takes some skill to play. If you blocked the application, promptly UN-block it and meet me in there sometime. It's lots of fun and the best part is you can play for 5 minutes, and then stop and be done with it for weeks until you feel like playing again with no penalty. I think you've experienced enough of the worry factor Farmvile provides. Ween yourself off of it ASAP and load up WILD ONES!

Faiqa said...

Pfft... you are SO last year with the Mafia Wars and Farmville. Nobody cool does the apps, anymore. It's all about the snarky profile update and seeing how many social media apps you can get to feed into those updates. I'm up to five. To put that in perspective that would trump your Mafia Wars level by about fifty. Heh. P.S. Friend me. I promise not to stalk you. Much.