Do you know the game?
Months ago, some friends of mine started playing and invited me to join in…
I like trivia, I have a weirdly wide knowledge of trivial facts (sometimes I wonder how amazingly brilliant I would be if I used my memory to remember important stuff instead of stocking on information like the number of dimples on a golf ball….) and the game seemed to be fit for my awkward brain. I did enjoy the game, but there are still just 24 hours in a day, and I had other priorities, like blogging, so I stopped accepting people’s challenges…
One day I received a message on my cellphone.
Hello? Still out there? It has been a while…. Why don’t you come out to play again?
(not the actual message, I deleted it, but it was something like it) I was puzzled. A part of me thought it was a cute way to try to get back players that had given up the game, but deep down, I thought “Hey! If I want to play, I’ll play, no need to make me feel guilty for having a life!!”
As I just said, I trashed the message and went on with my life…. And after a few weeks, I got a new message from the Trivia Crack team.
Have you been cheating on me? It is ok, I’ll take you back if you come and play!
Whhhhuuuuut? “Cheating”?? “Take me back”?? I tried to find it cute again, but I was just annoyed with the tone of the message. I already have trouble dealing with human relationships as it is, why should I consider my rare online gaming as such? And with all the (good) reasons I have to feel cheap, why would I let the Internets make me feel bad about not playing often enough??
I deleted the application. I have enough opportunities to feel guilty for important reasons in my life. I don’t see why I should let the (otherwise useful) Internets make me feel like I am letting it down.
Thanks, but no thanks….