Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Farmville - My New Addiction


It finally happened. I'm addicted to Farmville. I was going along minding my own business when my daughter just HAD to show me her farm. I didn't have a clue that something like this existed. It was love at first sight. Farmville is a Facebook Application so you have to sign up for Facebook to play. You build your own farm, grow vegetables (they really grow from seeds to maturity), raise animals (I love my chickens and sheep and all the barnyard sounds), establish neighbors, visit their farms, send and receive gifts like apple trees and white picket fencing....

There is something special about watching things grow while snow falls outside and temperatures plummet. I planted watermelon and grapes yesterday. They will ripe in a few days and I'll harvest them. What fun!
Granted, I'm behind on a few things, but they can wait. I'm getting my writing done, limiting time on my farm to early morning, late afternoon, weekends. I'm a functioning addict. Unless I give in to temptation and join Petville ...                                         


or Cafe World
Then I'd really be in trouble. How about you? Do you have a favorite game? Something you're addicted to? And about Farmville. Want to be neighbors?

26 comments:

Mason Canyon said...

I have a couple of friends on my personal Facebook page who love Farmville. They keep trying to get me to come join them. I've never really played because I understand it can be so addictive. I don't seem to get anything done now, if I started that then I would be lost. I just have given up Spider Solitaire (so addictive too). Good luck.

Katie said...

I used to play Farmville and Farm Town, but got to busy with school and gave it up.

Scrabble on the other hand, I refuse to get rid of that.

Heather Webber said...

I'm with Mason--I don't want to get addicted, so I'm not starting. My kids, however, LOVE it. And now their loving Fishville, too. I watch from afar.

Linda said...

I'm afraid of becoming addicted to it too. It sounds like a lot of fun though, and I know my facebook friends who play love it.

Dru said...

My friends keep trying to pull me in and so far the only temptation was YoVille and that I don't even play. My friends are getting points off me and what do I get, nothing.

So, I'm staying away from Farmville, Petville and Cafe World. Fishville? Geeze.

Deb Baker said...

Haha! I hadn't heard of Fishville.

Peggy Graham said...

I wasn't going to play any of the games but my dear daughter-in-law dragged me kicking and screaming into FarmVille (she needed another neighbor at the time). So now I'm stuck in a teeny-tiny farm because I don't have enough neighbors to expand but somehow I still persist in playing the game. Which reminds me, I need to go harvest some squash now......

Lover of Books said...

I used to be addicted to Sims. Now it's books. lol I have to learn how to space out my time but I am not on Facebook and don't plan on joining. :)

Shannon said...

Webkinz. It is very addictive, too. I always feel guilty that my kids' virtual pets are getting no attention and need to be "fed". I guess that is the mom in me...I hate to see anything go hungry. We actually got my MIL a Webkinz so that she can have her virtual pet visit our virtual pets. If I could find a way to do a virtual mother-in-law visit, I'd be rich!
I have to admit the whole "mafia" thing on FB appears to be out of hand. I think I see the most postings on that.

Donna Lea Simpson said...

Nooooo!

La-la-la, I'm not listening.

As a serious former SimFarm addict, (the only video game other than Tetris and Pipes I have stayed up all night to play) I refuse to even listen, because I know I could get seriously addicted to Farmville. I just can't afford that kind of addiction, especially when the writing is going well!

It's far too easy to get derailed.

Anonymous said...

I resisted for months. Then just before Halloween I gave in. Now I think that I need to see if there is a 12 step program for FV Addiction.

misa ramirez said...

LOL!!!! I can't even try Farmville because I KNOW what will happen!

Heather Webber said...

In Fishville, you're the proud owner of an aquarium... It's funny to hear my 16 yo announce that he has to get online to clean his fish tank.

Shel said...

I keep seeing everyone's updates, but I am like a lot of you, if I start, I'll be an addict. I'm already addicted to Facebook in general, so I think I'd better leave well enough alone!

Rebecca said...

I'm addicted to FarmVille also. I don't even want to think of the total amount of time that I spend on my "farm" during any given day/week/month. I could be reading or knitting...but I just can't resist harvesting crops and trees instead.

Deb Baker said...

I tell myself that it's only a winter distraction. As soon as spring arrives, I'll quit! Off to plant more grapes.

Helen Kiker said...

SIM games are not my cup of tea. If I did try one then Petville looked promising. I am addicted to puzzle & hidden objects games. I check both Big Fish and GameHouse every day to see the new additions to their game lists. I spend way too much time on computer games.

Helen

Sheery said...

Oh my gosh - I can't even tell you how many of my friends are crazy for Farmville! I haven't tried it. I am already so busy with my family and my own adictions (reading, writing and a bit too much time online in general)that I just can not allow myself to get into something else. I just can't! :)

D... said...

Yes! I do want to be neighbors. :) I am addicted, too. I was once addicted to CafeWorld but I had to make a choice. FarmVille won.

Bookworm Princess said...

I absolutely refuse to get drawn in to this one. I get requests from everyone all the time but so far I have been able to resist the temptation! I have a feeling there is going to be a 12 step program for Facebook application users soon :-)

jbstanley said...

Deb,

You crack me up! I totally have a problem with game addictions so I don't dare even read this post too closely. I've been so tempted to start that Zoo app but I can't, I just can't!

I do hope your farm flourishes though. :)

Lindy said...

My cousin's wife is always doing something with Farmville, and since she has a full-time job and a family, I know something is neglected--probably the job. I worked for our Government and saw contractors who get paid really big bucks goofing around with facebook and personal on-line shopping (not during lunch breaks). What do you think about that?

Jessica said...

I totally want you to be my neighbor!!! I have Farmville, Farm Town, Farm Pals, Sorority Life, My Zoo, and a host of others...I just can't help myself! And yes, its exhausting at times with a F/T job (12 hour shifts overnights yuck!) and being the mommy of a 2 year old but I still have to harvest harvest harvest! LOL Look me up on facebook and add me if you like...we can all use an extra neighbor or two!!

Anonymous said...

Deb, I just sent you a neighbour request!

I blogged about my own addiction: http://eclecticitee.wordpress.com/2009/12/30/the-facebook-phenomenon/

See you on the farm, I'm having a barn raising, join in!

Chana

Kiy said...

I got lost on Cafe World - it's a sickness! I have a zoo too, but I keep forgetting about it. It's a good think they don't rely on me to eat. That's why I haven't done the whole Farm thing ... too much pressure. :)

Maggie Sefton said...

There's no way I could start something that addictive. I've finally gotten all of the chocolate mint fudge out of the house. Not starting.

Besides, I think I already live in Cafe World. I meet friends at coffee shops every week to touch base and catch up. I do it even more during the Winter. Helps me get thru the cold time. Good friends. Plus I go out several nights a week, too, with friends. Time with Friends is essential.

Make mine a sugar free skinny latte with no whip. :)