Tag: Haymitch

My Opinion on Hunger Games Adventure and FB

A couple days ago Funtactix  released the open beta for The Hunger Games Adventure on Facebook. I found out about the open beta from MTV’s Hollywood Crush blog. My initial reaction upon hearing the news was ecstatic. However after playing the game for a few hours the Hunger Games Adventure is like any other game on FB; Castleville, Mob Wars, Infinite Realms, Cafe World, etc. All you do in the game is grind, gather materials, listen to orders, and repeat. Yes the scenery changes from game to game but grinding is work. I just find it odd for people to check out of work in the real world just to put in “work” in the social media reality. Yes, I’ve played WoW, DC Universe, Battle Field 3, and other MMO’s but those games are more about working with other people to complete a task..

Damn. I don’t think I’m making a good argument.

But what I am trying to say is that I am disappointed with the game due to its redundant task however I do like the fact that you get to somewhat experience what it is like to be in District 12, especially since I’m a huge fan of the story. I’m such a huge fan of the story that I’ve made a Twitter account just to role play with other Hunger Games fans (@D12_Haymitch) Now only if the game could had been ground breaking like the story, then the game would had been amazing. Instead the game is another cookie cutter template on the FB gaming platform.

Maybe you all can help understand why do we play games that require us to work when we don’t enjoy working in real life? Is the web a better place for us? Are we truly robots that enjoy doing mundane tasks?

Hunger Games Adventure

World of Tanks 7.2

Update is released and I’m done doing the update! Even though there was the Beta release on the update, it was hard to get in so I gave up trying and kept playing the old version. So…

Here’s the scoop. There are changes in research experience required, change in profitability, new Crew Skills, new US Tanks, new maps! There’s other additions as well but to much to list. Plus I’m just getting anxious to launch the game to try it out! Here are the links to the release notes and Crew Skills.

Even though I’m still a noob when it comes to this game I’m sure that I’ll notice the difference. I’ll keep you folks posted!

World of Tanks 7.2 Trailer

The Twitter world and The Hunger Games community will have to wait!

Twitter, Hunger Games, and Role Playing

So I haven’t been making any blog posting recently because I just found out how fun and wonderful the world of Twitter. I recently read The Hunger Games trilogy, saw the movie last week, and I fell in love with the whole story; the rebellion, the idea of the reaping, kids killing kids, the costumes, Panem, the mutts, and the love story.

Since I loved and enjoyed the story so much I did what most fans do and follow characters from the story on Twitter. However when I’m on Twitter I always see people with “fake” or parody accounts acting like characters from their favorites show, book, and/or game. I’ll be honest and say that I always thought those people to be weird, even though I enjoy some of their tweets.

While trolling on Twitter I really liked the interaction and role playing that was going on between all the Hunger Games fans that I decided to create a Twittering account based from the story. And on March 28th 2012, @D12_Haymitch was born.

The reason I chose to make a Twittering account based on Haymitch Abernathy is because I can related to him, well not the killing part but the hating life, all the drinking, not caring, and surviving. Since Haymitch is the easiest one (Peeta being second) that I can related to I figured why not.

I honestly am enjoying the Hunger Games Twitter community and the whole Twittering community. As dorky as it sounds, I am having fun role playing and bantering with everyone on Twitter. People that have been tweeting for a while said that its just going to get better as I get more followers. I can’t wait for that and I look forward to hitting over 1,000 followers, currently I have 96.

Having so much fun role playing makes me wished that I should had done this long time ago. But at least I have one now. Also the best part about Twitter is that I have the app on my phone so I can take it everywhere!

“And may the odds be ever in your favor” – Effie Trinket