I have an addiction. A really lame addiction
There I said it. And I'm so ashamed. I always thought those facebook games were lame, and then I got sucked in. I've been playing since probably August. I gave it up during Christmas, but I just couldn't bring myself to delete my frontier. After all that hard work I couldn't let it go. I just couldn't forget how it took me forever to harvest 1500 peanut crops, or the 300 flax, or how I'm so close to raising and selling off 2500 adult animals. So now I'm back. Wasting time EVERY DAY because I have to make sure my crops don't wither and my animals get fed, and who knows what other kind of silly mission or task will pop up that I need to complete to gain extra experience and move up a level. It's SICK and WRONG. I even friended other players on facebook who I DON'T EVEN KNOW because I needed more neighbors so I couldn't complete these missions and of course my "normal" friends don't play. I know it's incredibly silly, but it's something I like to do to unwind from my day. Sort of like watching TV I guess. Keith says with all of this practice, our garden better rock this year.
I am, however, getting much better at balancing my time. I have set limits for when and how long I can play. Someone has to be the mother around here. I REFUSE to ignore my kids for this game and I'm always left wondering if these other "neighbors" of mine do anything other than play. I can't keep up with them. It's really funny to watch. I'm surprised at the amount of people who seem to do nothing but play. It can't be healthy. And I think they actually SPEND MONEY to accomplish some of the tasks more quickly, instead of waiting around to gather things for the tasks you're given. Those are some seriously dangerous habits. The game is fun, but to know that people can create something where people will actually PAY because they need further themselves in a game...ick.
So for now, I'll keep playing when I have some downtime. And I won't worry about it until I feel the need to start paying.