I love hidden object games.
I especially love hidden object games that allow me to pretend to be an FBI agent.
I ESPECIALLY love hidden object games that allow me to be some sort-of fantastical creature on an epic quest that shall ever be spoken of in hushed tones around the campfires.
I will spend good deal longer than I probably should clicking around and straining my eyes, because I love hidden object games with a passion that burns hotter than 175 degrees.
What I do NOT love is this incessant and irritating push to include my friends… or people that I don’t even know… for no other reason than that the game demands it.
Why do I have to include other people if I don’t want to? Why does this have to be a group thing? I’m a pixie on an epic quest, with an owl and a strange rabbit-like creature and a horde of in-game helpers! Why do I need to add random people?! I don’t need any random people!! Where is the value in that?!
This isn’t real life, after all.
In real life, if I were an FBI agent (or a pixie), I would have people… hand selected, highly skilled, like-minded people. Should there be an apocalypse, I have a whole list of people and we will escape the city and fight off the gangs of local warlords and will form a commune somewhere safe.
Teamwork. Band of Brothers. Rah rah and so on.
But this is a game!!! A game in which I want to relax and immerse myself in the endless clicking of things!!! I do not want to chat, or give gifts, or receive gifts or share my in-game victories on Facebook!! If I wanted to be playing a game with my friends, I would be playing Words with Friends or the Star Trek edition of Settlers of Catan (HI, KELSEY)!!!! I am enough of an adult to know when I want/need other people and when other people are superfluous to my game enjoyment!!!
STOP SMOTHERING ME!!!!