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 Post subject: Facebook Games - talk Facebook games here!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:05 pm 
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From Mafia Wars to Farmville to growing your own forest to Farkle - and everything in between! Which Facebook games do you play, and what do you like about those particular games? :) And what irritates you about them?

For example - I play Farmville. I enjoy it because what could be more relaxing than growing peppers and raising swans? 8) Prime irritation: glitches, such as lost gifts and server errors. :razz:

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 Post subject: Re: Facebook Games - talk Facebook games here!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:57 pm 
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Well you guys know I play Mafia Wars, and it was fun at first, but the Underboss tier is very hard to get through and a major pain in the ass. I was also very turned off to it when they introduced the option of going to war within your own mafia. I've turned down a number of request to do so. I don't know why I do My Forest, but it's for a-I haven't bookmarked it so sometimes I forget it's there.

With close to 1500 in my mafia you do get nutcases on both side of the fences, and I delete any PM I get immediately if I don't know the person personally or from the Watch or here. Lucky me a have a crazy, married 60 year old stalking me-sending me "myheart" requests and Sex on the Beach drinks every day.

On the positive side I did hook up with a guy I went to high school with and have had some great chats with Jenn and Lord Foul. With so many "friends" it's a good resource for getting out political ideas such as Single Payer, Public Option and other causes.

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 Post subject: Re: Facebook Games - talk Facebook games here!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:02 am 
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Ah, that's where Lord Foul and others have had their chats lately? Guess MSN is no longer the favorite (maybe it never was).


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 Post subject: Re: Facebook Games - talk Facebook games here!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:49 am 
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I haven't seen a way to have group chats on Facebook though, unless using the meebo client enables it for Facebook chat as well as the other chats it interfaces with. I dislike the tiny Facebook chat window as well, but the meebo interface for Facebook was really unstable last time I tried it, which was months ago.

For games, I started off with L'il Green Patch, but lost interest quickly. I hooked up with Vampire Wars instead of Mafia Wars, and enjoyed that for a good month or so. I decided to take a week long break from it; that break is now going on two months. It is fun, but <shrug>. Even with clan comment boards and pimping, it is still a point and click game.

Farm Town and Farmville and Hatchlings and all of those...I just have no interest.
I got in to My Forest because they supposedly use the game to really plant trees in denuded areas, and I love the loop of birdcalls when tending my forest. I love sending out nearly 100 seedlings a day to my friends who are playing via the hourly quota. As Duchess says about Farmville, I find it relaxing; soothing moments in my online day. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Facebook Games - talk Facebook games here!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:50 pm 
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my kitties go nuts over the bird calls in the forest; they sit next to the speakers and try to find out where the birdies are :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Facebook Games - talk Facebook games here!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:23 pm 
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I have now given Vampire Wars a try, and after one day am already getting bored with it. It is mostly point and click without much interaction with other players.

Am giving a Harry Potter game Menolly sent a link to me about a try. Seems to be no way to get enough gold to do really basic things in the game (like getting sorted into a House) without constantly dueling other people, unless I am missing something (which is quite possible).

I have no idea how to chat on Facebook, if it is even possible? :?

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 Post subject: Re: Facebook Games - talk Facebook games here!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:13 pm 
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Duchess of Malfi wrote:
I have now given Vampire Wars a try, and after one day am already getting bored with it. It is mostly point and click without much interaction with other players.


*nodding*
I've taken a break from it, planning on staying away only about a week, but it is going on two months now.
I may get back in to it, so I haven't deleted the application. But I foresee it being awhile before I do.

That is one thing I like about My Forest: if you want, you can interact with other players by posting on the game wall.
And I really do enjoy sending out seedling quotas to all my greenie buds. :)

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Am giving a Harry Potter game Menolly sent a link to me about a try. Seems to be no way to get enough gold to do really basic things in the game (like getting sorted into a House) without constantly dueling other people, unless I am missing something (which is quite possible).


One thing I learned only recently in Vampire Wars which seems to apply to the Harry Potter game is that even once you complete a "lesson," you can do them again, and gain XP and gold for doing them. I still haven't earned enough to buy what is needed for the next lesson, but I am slowly getting there.

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I have no idea how to chat on Facebook, if it is even possible? :?


I use Firefox, so I don't know if it is different on other browsers.
However, if is possible to chat on Facebook. There are two options that I know of...

First, on Facebook itself, in the lower right hand corner of the Facebook toolbar, there is a little sign that will pop up a red flag whenever your receive notifications. Next to that it says "Chat," with a number next to it. That is your number of Friends currently signed in to Facebook. Click on that, and a list of those friends should pop up. The ones with a green dot are currently active, the ones with a green crescent are signed in but have been inactive for twenty minutes or longer. Click on a name, and a tiny chat window pops up next to it.

You can also use meebo.com as a browser based chat client that interfaces with the Facebook client. Nothing to download, and you do not have to create a meebo account to use the interface. When you go to the log in page, you will see five chat clients listed; Facebook is not one of them. But towards the bottom of the page is a Facebook icon, click on that and a log in screen for Facebook will replace one of the other clients.

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 Post subject: Re: Facebook Games - talk Facebook games here!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:22 pm 
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One of the things I like about Farmville is that you can interact with other players - and all in positive ways - helping each other adopt stray animals, visiting each others' farms and helping out for coins and experience, etc. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Facebook Games - talk Facebook games here!
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Duchess of Malfi wrote:
One of the things I like about Farmville is that you can interact with other players - and all in positive ways - helping each other adopt stray animals, visiting each others' farms and helping out for coins and experience, etc. 8)

I have played Farmville a bit but find it hard work when you have alot of crops and animals to tend lol so I float in and out of that game , its more a favorite of the missus she has expanded her farm 2 or 3 times already and its full I tell you.
Mafia Wars I suppose is the one I play more so but I have a limited mafia number (8) so I dont move through the game that quickly compare to others (like Danlo :) ) at level 53 and I just aiming to get to level 70 to start the Moscow section.
There is a new game called Treasure Mania which has mini games within it but its quiet new and is still been upgraded.
Vampire Wars as you guys said aint that interesting to date but I do visit from time to time .


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 Post subject: Re: Facebook Games - talk Facebook games here!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:55 pm 
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I am the anti-gamer. :mrgreen:

Signed up for Vampire Wars (I think it was Vampire Wars -- it was *something* to do with vampires) but never went back. Started a forest and never went back. Zero interest in Mafia Wars (sorry, danlo!), or Farmville (sorry, Duchess and Menolly!), or those bloody Easter eggs that you have to raise to be critters, or collectible puzzle pieces, or any of that stuff. Or WoW. :lol: I go on Facebook to catch up with friends and the kids.

Well, and play Bejeweled Blitz. :twisted:

But that's it.

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 Post subject: Re: Facebook Games - talk Facebook games here!
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One of my other friends keeps scoring more than 300,000 points per game in the blitz. freaks me out! :o :shock: :o :shock: :o :shock: :o :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Facebook Games - talk Facebook games here!
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Haha, even the most innocuous game develops hardcore players!


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 Post subject: Re: Facebook Games - talk Facebook games here!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:01 pm 
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I haven't done any of the farming games, although I am sorely tempted by the restaurant ones.
Especially since learning of the interaction.
But I'm happy with the three I play.

I wish School of Wizardry (the Harry Potter-themed one) was more interactive with other players, but I'm enjoying it anyway.

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The thing that I do not like about the Harry Potter game is that you have to needlessly repeat lessons over and over and over again and yet twenty more times on top of that after you have mastered them to gather up the necessary spells for other lessons further on. Gets old after a while. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Facebook Games - talk Facebook games here!
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*nodding*

I've been lucky so far, and tend to average a spell only obtainable through a lesson (or Hall Passes in Diagon Alley, I think) every five or six times in a lesson. So I generally get two spells by the time the lesson is mastered.

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