A game I tried after 'Homescape' was 'Matchington mansion'. An annoying girl Tiffany with a noisy attitude drills you around in the house you inherited. The storyline doesn't make any sense and the house, the furniture, and walls have no cheery but tasteless, ugly patterns and I didn't like to decorate my house with it. I had to force myself to face Tiffany and deleted her from my life together with the game.
It's easy to get addicted to computers, games but from one moment to the next I lose my interest mainly because the game stresses me out or the people involved do. Some games you can hardly be played on your own. If it comes to 'King of Avalon' an alliance is helpful but I join a bunch of Germans, losers if you ask me but they are the first I popped into and I m loyal. I have no idea where the rest of the members hide. No castle or alliance hospital is available and it looks as if no one does anything with the donations. I teleported myself to... and run my kingdom close to the border of a huge alliance which I cross to kill monsters and get food (why is it always wheat?) and wood.
'Township' keeps me busy too. I don't have a high rank yet but join a group named 'Budapest'. The leader seemed to abandon it and those who join are not all Hungarians. It's a great group, willing to share what they have and we won some tournaments.
Yesterday I suddenly remembered the time snack bars still had what we call the 'one-armed bandit' . Slot machines. There was a mother with two little children always present. Hoping to earn something or killing boredom? At that time a computer at home didn't exist neither did cellphones. With her children, she shared one French fries. One fries for the three of them... I felt so sad seeing those children. They were bored and she paid no attention to them. The government forbids those gambling machines, same with cigarette machines. Those snack bars made an income with it and after that the casinos and by now it's all online. No need to get into your car. You can gamble 24/7 no matter where you are. Toilet, bedroom, the shed. It's what most ads on the internet are about. Games that promise you an income, gambling We no longer check each other's phones because we are way too busy with our own phones.
I wish there was a game I could play without an internet connection but these days are over. It's all about making money these days and it makes it hard to relax and focus on one thing only.
Prompt used: cheery ugly pattern
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