Goodbye Country Story, Pet Society and Crazy Planet

It’s crazy now that I look at it from the outside.

There were these few Facebook games that got me hooked, specifically the wildly successful Country Story, Pet Society and Crazy Planet by Playfish Games.

At first, I was just playing for fun. You know, trying to do fun things. Silly things.

country story

Then the competitive side of me started to take over.

I wanted to climb the rankings. I wanted to be first.

Little by little, day by day, I spent more time on Facebook playing these games.

I would pore over the online forums to read strategy guides. I logged in every day to make sure I watered my plants, fed my pets or got my metals.

I would sneak out of bed to harvest crops.

pet society

You wouldn’t believe how hard it was to get the gold betting trophy. I still shiver when I think about it.

I even started playing with Poey Chin’s Facebook account.

From 15 minutes a day, I started spending 2 to 3 hours a day on these games.

crazy planets

The quality of this blog suffered.

I quit playing the games a few weeks ago. One day I just woke up and didn’t have the urge to play any more.

I’m sure you noticed that I’ve even been more talkative on my blog lately.

So, no more. No more addictive Facebook games for me.

(As I write this, Playfish has just released a new poker game. Sooo tempted!)

What will I do with my free time? Maybe I’ll get an iPod touch to play games.


2 thoughts on “Goodbye Country Story, Pet Society and Crazy Planet”

  1. You’re right…these FB games are addictive! I was cafeworlding and farmvilling a few weeks ago, but I gave them up for my beauty sleep. I realized I was sleeping later and later every night, even though I claimed I was multitasking while waiting for my crops to be harvested or for my food to be cooked.
    I might go back soon, but not now 🙂

    Adino: Sometimes I wonder how they make games so addictive.

    I was sleeping later and later, and even woke up in the middle of the night / early morning to play.

    Scary huh?

  2. i dont play the games but it is also addictive reading everything on my frens list. no need to surf so much it is all there

    Adino: Reading status updates and all the news feeds in Facebook can take a lot of time too!

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