Last week I discovered the evil life sucking game Flappy Bird.
Now I am banned from playing games as I have a slight addictive nature, which we discovered when I started playing the game FarmVille. If you have been living under a rock and don’t know what FarmVille is – It is a game within Facebook where you build farms and grow crops. The idea of the game is grow as many crops as you can and each crop has a money value which you can then spend on items to grow your farm bigger.
The best way to get as much money as you can is to tend your crops as much as you can. Now I loved this game and a lot of my friends and family played it to. So I wasn’t the only one.
It became apparent that I was addicted because my husband would find me at 3 in the morning tending my crops. After a few weeks of this I got sat down by my husband and daughter and was advised it was in my best interest to STOP. (They threatened me with a punishment I cannot mention here)
So I went cold turkey and stopped and for the last 3 years I have not played any games until the dreaded … Flappy Bird!
Seriously this is the most frustrating game.
For those who don’t know (and it sounds silly explaining it- Something so simple can make you go crazy) Flappy Bird is about getting one little bird through some holes in poles. Nothing complicated. Just fly the bird up and down through the spaces….. Sounds simple right? But boy it ISNT!!
I hate myself immensely that I have been sucked into the hole of time wasting hell but this is the type of game you start thinking about when you aren’t playing it and you keep thinking – “Maybe if I just try again I can get past those 3 POLES”!
That’s the sad truth people I have been playing the game for over a week and I cannot get past the 3rd pole.
I am happy to announce that I am not the only one who has fallen victim to this dreaded game and there are serious discussions about forming a ‘Flappy Bird support group’.
Flappy Bird players are coming out saying that when playing the game they are developing “Anger Issues” – One person has admitted to throwing their phone across the room, where another has smashed their phone into a thousand pieces. Of course I haven’t developed those yet however I have been told the words that have come out of my mouth are NOT lady like.
I am wanting to say that I will no longer play this time wasting game!…. but the moment I go to say it I am also thinking, maybe I just have to try a little bit harder and be a little more patient.
So let this be a warning – If you haven’t downloaded the app yet – spare yourself the frustration and DON’T. It isn’t worth it.
(Heads off to try one last time)