As far as app games go, it's pretty simple. Build stuff, gather resources, build more stuff. Quests give your objectives to build more stuff and gather more resources. Good stuff. I turned off push notifications because I don't need more reasons for my phone to buzz at me.
The game still sends me silent notifications. That's fine - at least, it would be if it were actual useful information like "Crops are ready to be harvested" or what-have-you. But it doesn't just stop there. The game sends me threats, tries to cajole me into playing when I'm just trying to check the time or the weather or send a text. "Bad guys set your buildings on fire!" "Your villagers have grown bored!"
|SHUT. UP. YOU CANNOT GUILT ME.|
|NO. JUST STOP.|
Well, anyway, at one point I went with "I like to play video games." A girl sitting in the back, who I have since become friends with, immediately sat up in excitement. After class she approached me shyly.
"So you like games? Which ones do you play?"
"Well, I like playing computer games the most." I briefly, awkwardly described WoW to her. "So what games do you like?"
She immediately pulled out her phone. "Right now, I'm playing this one all the time!" She showed me a puzzle game and let me play a level. Since then we have also heavily abused the camera function of her DS.
We don't talk a lot about video games when we're together, but I'm so grateful that we could bond through a shared interest!
|c'mere, gamer friends|
|please give us something to talk about or we will be lonely :D|