Thursday, January 28

My new obsession

I mentioned the other day that I had been playing Farmville a lot while I was sick. I also alluded to the fact that I had eased off on the Farmville. Here’s why….

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…meet my new love, Civilisation IV (otherwise known as CiviliZation IV - pfft). I have long hankered after this game and when I was ill Tom was sick of seeing me pathetically milking my cows, planting my crops and rearranging my farm* for the umpteenth time. He took pity on me and came home from the shops with a shiny copy of Civ IV. I was very excited.

In case you don’t know Civ IV is a strategy game where you start with a small settlement and build a civilisation. It’s complex and detailed and a lot of fun. It’s like chess on steroids. Being a lover of chess it’s exactly the kind of game I like, you have to think and plan and strategise and practice diplomacy. You can play alone or online in a multi-player game (I play solo). It keeps your brain working. A bit like reading and work and conversation used to (hee hee, kidding there, I still to all those things).

So I started playing Civ and fell in love. Tom is beginning to regret his decision. Sadly I’m back at work and the girls are back at school after the summer break and I haven’t had time to play Civ for a few days. But it will be the weekend soon.

*I still love my farm and play Farmville, in fact I recently expanded and rearranged it all again. That could be a blog post couldn’t it?

7 comments:

Dave said...

I've had Civ I for many years.

laoi gaul~williams said...

now when i saw your faceache post about civ iv of course i had to do some googling! after reading this and knowing you can play solo, and loving these kind of games i am hankering to get myself a copy and play...its my birthday soon i can treat myself!
but i will still keep up my farm~i did some re-arranging today...and we both love your little graveyard...when i showed swampy he said 'that rocks' (a high accolade i can tell you!)

Z said...

Too addictive - I mustn't let myself get started with that sort of thing any more. I've been caught before...

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Caitlin said...

Do you still play it Dave?

'Faceache' hee hee. I think you'd like Civ Laoi, as I said it's complex but that's what I like about it. I can't give up my farm either though and as for my little graveyard I have to confess to shamelessly stealing that idea from Dave. One of my other neighbours has built a fantastic maze with hedges and topiary...I'll be stealing that idea next ha ha. I'm obviously incapable of having an independent thought . ;-)

So true Z, I'm having to exert massive self control to not jump on it every chance I get. I'm also deactivating my FB account for a short while to focus on other things (which I'll post about soon) so my willpower is being sorely tested just now.

Dave said...

I can't find it since I moved. I've also got Age of Empires, which I do use two or three times a week.

Cathy said...

i cannot afford to get sucked in to any other time consuming game...even though half the people i know are farmville addicts, i have so far resisted the temptation! i'm resisting because once upon a time i became curious about Bejeweled (also on FB)because everyone was playing it and i got sucked in!! totally addicted! the really sad part though is that i totally suck at the game...yet i contimue to play...