When I first read that Oregon Trail was coming to Facebook I was so excited that I jumped out of my rotating desk chair.
(then jumped back into it, and made it my status…)
I love the Oregon Trail game because evokes feelings of happiness and joy.
Fording the river and caulking my wagon.
Leading my team safely to gold country.
That’s how I define good times.
But when I signed up for Oregon Trail on Facebook (loaded my wagon, picked my team, and set out West), I was hit with the unpleasant reality that Facebook was charging me for my happiness.
I’m not paying Facebook to let me waltz my people down a dirt path. Yes, the game is fun and extremely addicting, but I just won’t take out my Visa to purchase trail notes.
So I got over it.
I guess all good things have to come to an end, and in the case of Facebook’s version of Oregon Trail, that end came arose within 15 minutes.
This was just an opinion post because I felt like writing, and don’t want to write about Charlie Sheen. If you’re willing to pay the money for any social games, I say more power to ya! But if you’re up for it, let me know which ones/why in the comments.