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Mood swings in gaming

I wonder if I’m the only one who experiences them? Mood swings in gaming…well, maybe not exactly mood swings, but the inability to play on several platforms at the same time. Let me explain: a couple of months ago I just couldn’t stop playing HayDay on my iPad. I was checking in every chance I could, trying to fulfill lots of orders and making sure my boat never left empty. Looking for other boats from friends that needed to be filled, because it gave me those nice blue stars ( experience points). And boy did I need blue stars!

And all of a sudden I got sidetracked, by my 3DS. Where I’d remembered that I had Rune Factory 4 waiting for me. And I really had to dedicate all of my time to sowing my moon flowers and turnips, plus a lot of monsters had to be vanquished. Even checking up on my HayDay farm for five minutes was too much to ask…no time to dedicate to all those demanding customers.

I find that happens often, I swing from device to device, and each of them demands my full attention. I used to feel that I should keep up with all of them, that I had that obligation. But some time ago I decided that I would just go with the flow, and game what I wanted to game. Feels good!



  1. I’m right there with you, Yvonne. I go through spurts playing one game, then I get interested in something different, and play it exclusively for a while. I think that as long as you are having fun, it doesn’t matter how you spend hour time gaming. The whole point is to enjoy hour free time, so if it makes you happy, there’s no need to worry about it… unless it’s ruling your life. You might want to retreat from your devices a bit if that’s the case.

    1. Nope, not ruling my life, but sometimes I felt obligated to stick with a game. Nowadays I do as you say, just go with the flow and play the games that the mood takes me to! Much more enjoyable like that!

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