By Hizang 2 Comments
Farmville has been a pretty hot topic on the forums over the past couple of weeks as Matt and Steve have been tasked with seeing who can make the most money on FarmVille across a peroid of time. At first I was just watching it because hey, it is Giant Bomb video content, there were some people at this point who refused to watch it as they hated the interns, but I have no problem with the interns and love how they are starting to step in to the spotlight. A couple of videos in I decided I would jump on FarmVille and have a go, that was my first and biggest mistake.
I have a bad record of playing games like this, Runescape, Club Penguin and The Sims 3, games that have no real end or structure or guidence. I end up spending way to much time on them and spending way to much real life money, I am shamed to say the same has happend here. But just as I started I decide to set up a topic, The Giant Bomb Offical FarmVille Community Thread, this thread has since become very popular and has a list full of members. This thread introduced a bunch of members to FarmVille and soon my friend list was almost double the amount.
Here is the first problem, I set up the FarmVille on my personal account, this ended up with the constant spamming of my friends who got pretty annyoyed. Which is understandable, because if I was looking apon tens and tens and tens of messeges pop up saying "A duck has wandered onto Williams Farm, care to lend a hand?" I would be pretty pissed. FarmVille does a really bad job at doing this because there are so many times when the share button comes up, it comes up far to often and you feel compelled to press it.
So i set up a brand new account just for FarmVille, this was not any better because my wall was flooded by hundreds and mabey even thousands of messeges telling me to help everybody fertalise there crops or help milk there cow. This became such a huge problem that I stopped checking the wall because even if I cleaned it all up, about 5 minutes later there would be about 100 more. Although I do apperciate some of the names people have given there farm Facebooks, Farmer Molyneux one of my personal favourites.
Then there is the game itself, which really is not any fun to play at all, it has that somewhat addicting feel of a game that is no fun to play but you seem to play it anyway. Your time is just spent plotting fields and planting seeds and being kicked out of FarmVille because you get to many messages saying come help me on my farm or because the game unsyncs. The game unsyncs a lot as well so often your forced out and it loses some of the actions you have done before it forced you out. Even if it was to run smoothly though if you take a step back and think about what your doing, you will realise that there will never be an end to all of this and its quite pointless, so you should stop right now and go and do something with your lives.
I will still keep updating the list and watching the videos, but I shall not be continuing to play FarmVille. Also I may be writing a review later on today for Virtua Tennis 4, so keep watching this space.