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March 1st, 2010 at 02:25 pm

Hi, sorry I haven't been around! I'm still around, but just not really here around.

Well, I'm just going to be honest here. Ahem. I'm addicted to a space ship game called Eve Online. Yeeeeah, spending every waking moment with it.

The bad news is that it costs $15 a month to play. The good news is that the annual subscription can knock it down to more like $12 a month... and well, I don't think it's too costly since that is all I spend on personal luxuries. I've even canceled Netflix, which was $10 a month for me.

That said, I really doubt anyone here is interested in such a game, although if you are, let me know.

You know what what else I currently play though? Actually, my little girl is the one that loves to play it. She loves playing Farmville and all those similar farming games over Facebook, but I like it too. Not only is it visually pretty (to me), but it's also light and relaxing. Best of all, it's free!

Anybody else hooked on Farmville or similar games on Facebook?

18 Responses to “Hiatus”

  1. gamecock43 Says:

    oh yes- farmville. I know it. I have a few friends that play it so I get constant updates. Never heard of the other game you play.

  2. nance Says:

    you really need to get out and about more Smile

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    Gamecock: Eve Online is a spaceship pew pew lasers game. Here's an interesting commercial called The Bufferfly Effect to get a jazzed up feel of what the game is sort of about.

    nance: HEHEHEHEHE! You're quite right! Eve is effectively and completely destroyed any semblance of a social life, and it's even taking me away from other online activities as well.

  4. Petunia Says:

    Our farm friends' (they have a farm) daughter likes to play farmville. Daisy would probably like it too, if I let her play in cyberspace.

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    I played Farmville and Farm Town for several months but decided I liked Country Life a lot more, because you grow clover, then the bees use it to make honey, then you feed it to the cows, then the cows make milk, then you take the milk and make it into cheese. Same for all the other things you can grow there. Wheat and corn is milled and/or fed to chickens and then you bake bread with it. Berries and grapes along with honey are used to make jam. That sort of thing.

  6. Caoineag Says:

    Oh yes, the online mini games, I play several. Some of them requre a bit more time than I am willing to invest though so who knows for how long I will continue to play. Considering I play video games, you would think I would get hooked easier.

  7. dmontngrey Says:

    Oh no, I stay FAR away from all that stuff!!! Too easy to get addicted and I don't like being tied down to stuff like that.

    My MIL plays Farmville and it's almost like she's ashamed of it. She'll tell me that she has to check on Farmville, and then immediately start justifying herself - it's one way her and her sister stay in touch. Fine, whatever - but why the guilty conscience and justification? She really DOES pay more attention to it than real stuff on FB. She didn't even notice some rather important family news I posted on there over the weekend. That's just sad.

  8. shiela Says:

    I love farmville, enuff said. lol
    I should be reading my books, if it wasn't for farmville I probably could read 5 a month. One day I will go back to the real world. Smile

  9. janH Says:

    Hey, we've ALL got our secret play fun but we aren't as brave as you to let too many people know about them. I can imagine that having your brain engaged is good for you. Now, if you never go to work or shower or eat or sleep, THEN we'll call out help for you.

  10. whitestripe Says:

    DF and I are hooked on probably the oldest game in the world (aside from that tennis one that first came out, and pacman...) called Heroes III. it involves building your castle and town up, building and buying your army, and then basically destroying everyone else, and exploring the 'land' in the process. It is soooooooooo old and the visuals are similar to farmville, but it wouldn't be unheard of for us to spend an entire Saturday playing it.... *insert embarrassed smiley emoticon here*
    I don't know, it's just addictive. DF also plays Diablo, GTA4 and a host of others. I got slightly *cough* addicted to Sims on xbox for a while, about three years ago.

  11. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I pretty much try to stay away from those apps/games because of how addicting they are. I already spend too much time online as it is (for example, right now I *really* should be doing my reading to prepare a class assignment instead of here ...)

  12. miclason Says:

    I play ZooWorld!

  13. toyguy1963 Says:

    I don't play Farmville but I have a lot of friends that do. They drive me nuts requesting me "to be their neighbor". I do play Vampire Wars on Facebook though. Its time comsuming enough so I refuse to play any of the other games.

  14. Broken Arrow Says:

    Petunia: I understand. My daughter doesn't have her own Facebook account. She only plays these games on my account when she's with me.

    LuckyRobin: Yeah, I think my daughter likes that one better too (Farm Country I think), because what she likes all those animals.

    Whitestripe: Do you mean the lengendary turn-based strategy gaming goodness that is Heroes of Might and Magic? Because if so, there is NO shame in that one! It's... amazing! I've actually played that since the FIRST version on a DOS box. My personal favorite is the second one, but the third is pretty good too. Chain lightning Air Elemental mastery = I win!

    Wow, in fact, just thinking about it brings back up the game's background music in my head. Mmmm.

  15. ceejay74 Says:

    When I get a new Wii game I like, I'll spend hours and get through all the sections in the course of a couple days. Most of the games I like are pretty easy so it doesn't take that long, but there was this one Wii game where one or two levels were almost impossible, and yes I would stay up til the wee hours trying to conquer it. Smile But my biggest time-waster is going over my financial spreadsheets; sometimes I won't have anything productive to do on them, so I'll just gaze at them and think about how the next few months should go. So lame!

    Those of you annoyed by the Farmville and other game updates on Facebook, just hover over the update on your news feed, and you'll see a button on the upper left of the update that says "Ignore." When you click that you can choose to either ignore the person or the app, so make sure to click the app (Ignore Farmville vs. Ignore Aunt Mary), and you'll never have to see an update from that game again! It's raised the quality of my Facebook enjoyment immensely. Smile

  16. boomeyers Says:

    I am Farmville, Cafe World, Fishville and if you want to know a deep dark secret, I play Mafia Wars with PricePlus. Tee hee!

  17. ceejay74 Says:

    Sorry, I meant "upper right" corner is where you should see the "Ignore" option.

  18. My English Castle Says:

    Here's my secret: When my daughter leaves her Pixie Hollow website, I fly her fairies around for a while. It's so pretty there--a mini-vacation to Neverland. Don't tell my students.

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