My Clash of Clans Addiction is Totally Normal; Your Farmville One is Not

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I eat apps like Candy Crush for breakfast. Farmville? Put that one out to pasture already. No, for me, it’s all about Clash of Clans.

I’m usually not one to get into turn-based app games, well at least not for any serious length of time. Sure I’ve played a number of Facebook app games like Restaurant City (I got to make my own restaurant and hire friends to work there!) or some Medieval Knights game where you’d amass armies and then press a button to see random numbers pop up showing you the result. But no matter what I’ve played, my interest lasted maybe all of two or three weeks.

And then I joined the clan.

Well, I’m already part of a clan… the Kardon Clan that is. And its my kids (Ryan in particular) that pushed me to install and play Clash of Clans. I don’t know what it is about the game, but I absolutely love it. The fact that both Jason and Ryan play it too, and encourage me to keep fighting and building new weapons, new spells, etc., definitely keeps me going.

The graphics are great, the gameplay is fairly easy and there’s actually some real army-type strategy going on at all times. Do I spend my limited resources on building up my offense or put it towards more defensive measures? It’s like a way more advanced, animated version of RISK.

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Check out my totally decked-out crib!

I spent weeks going crazy trying to get myself a Barbarian King! Now I’ve got one (wooo!) and yes, he’s as awesomely awesome as you’d imagine! But of course, now I’m going crazy wanting to upgrade him to level 2!

So yes, I’m addicted. Partially because it’s a fun game, and partially because it’s one more fun bonding activity I can do with my kids. But it’s a healthy addiction.

Unlike Farmville where you just walk around picking carrots and avoiding cow pies. Clash of Clans has a purpose. You’re fighting the good fight! Protecting the innocent! And Farmville? Well, yeah, you’re petting cows. (Sorry, Kenda, but it’s true. Your husband would agree.)

What good is building up a farm if you can’t attack other farms and steal their resources? Now THAT would be cool. Clash of Farms! You could upgrade your pigs with all sorts of armor and weapons. Turn your little wooden picket fence into a spiked fortress! The possibilites are endless!

Too bad it’s just an app dream in my head. Though if anyone stills that idea, I claim 20% royalties right now, otherwise I will hunt you down with my Barbarian King and level 3 Wizard towers and blast you into the stratosphere.

Barbarian King

My Barbarian King’s tuckered out from fighting, so he’s taking a li’l nap.

Now, who’s with me? Show your Clash of Clans support by leaving a comment below. And hey, feel free to send an invitation to join my clan (It’s called VideoWaxy87). I’m keeping it family friendly, but if you want some help, or want to join me and the boys, drop me a line!

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15 thoughts on “My Clash of Clans Addiction is Totally Normal; Your Farmville One is Not

  1. Thanks so much for the invite to play. I’m very inept at even the easiest of games, online and otherwise. I enjoy Candy Crush and it drives me nuts enough for now. Nice of you to invite people into your video-game world. The best, its true is the bonding with your boy. Play on.

    • Geez, Sandra, could you like be any nicer? Seriously! :)

      I just can’t get into Candy Crush. I’ve tried and it’s exactly like all the other jeweled-type games. But I know a TON of people who are addicted, including my own mom!

  2. This looks super fun I have never heard about it before I’ll have to check it out this weekend.

  3. I am on Level 245 of Candy Crush, and am also hooked on it’s spinoff, Dreamworld. Now and then I test the waters of Pepper Panic and Bejeweled Blitz. That’s enough for me. Sweet. Tasty. Divine. Delicious. SUGAR CRUSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I had a strange moment on the subway the other day, when I looked around and realized that nearly everyone was playing Candy Crush. I think if I had looked over my shoulder, I would have seen Rod Serling smoking a cigarette behind me: “Submitted for you approval – people on a train, not knowing, not caring where they go…..only living for one goal: to level up in Candy Crush. Little do they know that the next level takes them….to The Twilight Zone.”) *cue TZ theme*

  4. I notice that too. No, not Rod Serling (who grew up in Binghamton, NY by the way!). But like 85% of the people on the PATH train are playing Candy Crush.

  5. I hadn’t heard of this game before. My son enjoys games like this so I will have to ask him if he knows about it or would be interested in playing.

    • Thanks for the comment, guys! You are all awesome and need to start licensing out Clan merchandise! Chess sets! Action figures! T-shirts! Stuffed animals!

  6. I’ve been totally skipping that one despite the zillion ads I see to add that. now….I’m a bit more tempted.

  7. I sometimes like candy crush somedays other days not so much. I’m not sure if I would like this game but I might give it a try.

  8. I play Candy Crush but havent played Clash of Clans yet. Honestly my fav game of all time is Diablo2 and I detest Diablo is no longer single player.

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