As you know or may not know, I am a casual Facebook Raider. I play Vampire Wars, Mafia Wars, and a few other games casually. I may log in once a week if that to play around with that stuff.
My hatred for all thing Farmtown is legendary among my local peers. For those that don’t know Farmtown is a little game on Facebook, you build a farm, grow crops, harvest crops, and also get your friends to help…etc..etc…ad nauseam.
What an elaberate technique at brainwashing. You HAVE to log in, at certain intervals to harvest your crops. If you don’t they die. So you better get to your crops, if you don’t you lose money.
What if other games/MMO’s were like this. What if you loss gold if you didn’t log in every day. What if your mounts died if you didn’t log in every week. The concept that you HAVE to log in at certain times angers me. To me that’s not fun, that’s not even cool in my book.
So when I go into a room I see someone playing Farmtown, A fit of cuss words, and epitaphs are hurled, sure the 9 yr old girl started crying, but hey I think letting the kid play Farmtown was irresponsible parenting.
As security was escorting me away I thought. How cool to have an evil Farmtown faction who came in the middle of the night, and burned crops and pillage towns. Call it Vikingtown, which isn’t the original working title of it. I wanted to call it, Piss on your fricking plants, burn your farm to ashes, rape your sheep town.
Cooler heads prevailed.