Thursday, April 8, 2010

2010 Birthday Guilty Pleasure #8: FarmVille

This one is really embarrassing. BR's mama is so farm-proud. Her Facebook profile is filled with "I fertilized this" and "I found these eggs." My initial reaction was, what do you get out of it? Produce? Money? Prestige? Notoriety? The last two seem to be the primary motivators.

BR started a farm, but it soon became clear that he wouldn't be able to keep up with it on his own. Crops wilted. Gifts languished unopened. I reluctantly offered to check on it a couple times a day to help keep it moving forward. Big mistake. My name is steve, and I play FarmVille.

Our big thing is to delete everything from time to time and completely rebuild from scratch. The feeling of a virtual purge is very therapeutic.


mortonlake said...

im a my farm fan.its quieter,you can do it at your own pace,and theres no little men walking about lol.i get lost on

Cranky said...

Too funny! I play Farmville every day and have been for months. It is a good escape for me.

steve said...

Hi Mort - I've heard of FarmVille, Farm Town, (Lil) Farm Life, and now My Farm. I haven't seen so much manure on one web site since the last time I visited

Cranky - Only once a day? How will you ever master the berries? :-)