By Phatmac 12 Comments
I've done something that I never thought I would do. I played a facebook game for the first time. Before you yell at me about how much you hate facebok try to listen to my reason why. First of all it's a brand new You Don't Know Jack game on facebook and it's free. At first I was stoked at the concept of playing my favorite trivia game for free and with little hassle(unless giving up your info to jellyvision is a no-no for you). So at first it actually looks like another great YDKJ game until I reached the breaking point. You see after 5 or so games I'm treated to a screen that says I'm out of games. Then I noticed that I had to wait 5 hours to play a new game, which seemed reasonable to me. This is after all a highly produced free to play game so the incentive to keep playing is a must if devs wish to gain profit. So I waited and played another wonderful game(actually I kind of suck at YDKJ as I came in last place for a second time). Than I expected the same screen and the same delayed time until another juicy game. Unfortunately that wasn't the case, instead the time until I could play was 24 hours. This is where I questioned my desire to keep playing. There is nothing wrong with asking for money for a free product, but I'm still annoyed by it. Now I'm in a moral dilemma of whether or not I should actually pay to play a facebook game. Think about that for a second guys. PAY TO PLAY A DAMN FACEBOOK GAME? The only people that actually do that are soap opera moms, right? I never thought that I'd be at this crossroads between an action that I despise and a game that I love. Have any of you been in a similar situation or in the same one that I'm in? In any case, I don't know what to do at the moment. The last time I started playing that game I rushed over to my wallet and started punching in my credit card info. I had to stop myself before I took such drastic measures as paying for a facebook game. I'll report back and let you guys know what I've decided. In the mean time I'll keep patiently waiting for my 24 hours to expire. And again, and again, and again.