Goodnight Mafia Wars

Entertainment, Games, That's Life / Monday, January 4th, 2010

In 1997 there was Air Warrior II. In 1998 there was SubSpace. In 2000 and 2001? Diablo II. And now… 2009 will be the era of Mafia Wars.

2010 will not.

Back in April, I began playing Mafia Wars and quickly found myself addicted. Not a day went by for 8 months solid when I didn’t find myself doing jobs, collecting loot and fighting random people just because. I lie. 1 day, I forget why… I think I was on vacation but I didn’t play. Mafia Wars told me so. It’s good at that. Sucking you back in and making sure that the needle hole in your arm is good to go. I got to the point where I only needed to play about once a day for about 20 minutes to keep going but that was never enough. If there was a free minute in the day, I was on Facebook and helping friends complete jobs and fighting strangers. Waiting, just waiting until that 23 hour period was up and I’d get my energy pack. Then the cycle continues.

Approximately 269 days have gone by and today I feel like it’s as good a time as any to just stop. There may be some underlying reasons but the main one is I really don’t plan on playing this game for the rest of my life so why keep going? For some reason, I find games with absolutely no ending to be the most fun. Games that you can keep plugging along in forever and ever. Maybe it’s because I suck at video games and games that never end give you unlimited time and chances to become the best. Regardless, I have blocked Mafia Wars (and Farmville) posts from my Facebook News Feed. I will be deleting all of my Mafia Wars friends from Facebook. I will be back to my lonely old Facebook profile and I will probably have more time than ever for whatever I decide to do. I’m looking forward to playing more guitar. That sure took a hit to Mafia Wars. Perhaps I can even start playing basketball again. I’m not sure if we’ve played once since last April. Anyway, I’m looking forward to this new chapter in my life. Goodnight Mafia Wars.

What I’m listening to: Paul McCartney – Maybe I’m Amazed

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