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.
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.
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.
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.