kevinnuut:

My Cityville Challenge.
This is what it’s like playing Zynga’s Cityville when you refuse to add any friends.  Every 30 seconds is a pop up with a variance of the following, “Hey, why not add friends?” “Hey, you could really use some help on your failing economy.” “Maybe if you had some friends, your wife wouldn’t have left you, just saying. Play Cityville today!”
It’s a shame, because I find the game itself rather polished.  I would easily pay $15 for this, without all the unnecessary road blocks and time sinks.  Isn’t it enough to just pay up front for a cute, social version of SimCity?

I have the exact same issue with Facebook applications. They sound super cool, but then I can’t advance because I don’t want to bug my friends to add the application or friend strangers just to have neighbors. I complained about this to Keane, who is one of the community managers on a Slide game, and he pointed out that it’s social gaming. You’re supposed to play with friends. PSHH.

kevinnuut:

My Cityville Challenge.

This is what it’s like playing Zynga’s Cityville when you refuse to add any friends.  Every 30 seconds is a pop up with a variance of the following, “Hey, why not add friends?” “Hey, you could really use some help on your failing economy.” “Maybe if you had some friends, your wife wouldn’t have left you, just saying. Play Cityville today!”

It’s a shame, because I find the game itself rather polished.  I would easily pay $15 for this, without all the unnecessary road blocks and time sinks.  Isn’t it enough to just pay up front for a cute, social version of SimCity?

I have the exact same issue with Facebook applications. They sound super cool, but then I can’t advance because I don’t want to bug my friends to add the application or friend strangers just to have neighbors. I complained about this to Keane, who is one of the community managers on a Slide game, and he pointed out that it’s social gaming. You’re supposed to play with friends. PSHH.