Oh, I hate Farmville
"Useless”, “the most absurd game ever”, “invent a Farmville virus” — these are just samples of a ferw anti-Farmville messages doing the rounds on the Internet.
'Useless"; "the most absurd game ever"; "invent a Farmville virus" — these are just samples of a ferw anti-Farmville messages doing the rounds on the Internet. With over 73,425,514 active monthly users, Farmville may be the most famous Facebook application of 2009, but it's certainly not the most liked one. Despite being voted in as the Top Status Trend of 2009 (based on a compilation of the status messages of Facebook users), voices against anti-virtual farming are growing fast.
In fact, groups like 'Not Playing Farmville' (1,875,950 users), 'The Anti-Farmville Group' (3,000 users) and 'Another Farmville Request and I Will Kill Your Animals and Burn Your Crops' (5,000 users) are becoming increasingly popular on Facebook.
"It is the most absurd game ever. My friends set alarms to harvest crops and rescue lonely sheep. It's so stupid. Have these 'farmers' ever even seen what a real farm looks like?" says Shubhi Vijay, a DU student and a member of 'Not Playing Farmville'. Says Mohit Gupta, creator of 'Another Farmville Request', "Ours is a group against Farmville invites. I know many others who hate getting invites about cows and sheep and trees to be gifted."
Stuti Kohli says, "My home page looks like a Farmville ad! I wish I could burn the crops of those who send me these requests."
Farmville freaks are, however, unperturbed. "I think those who join these groups don't understand the game. It teaches us the importance of patience and hard work," says Kanika Sharma, a student and a staunch fan.
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