Sunday, November 03, 2013

Alice Plays: HAY DAY

I started playing Hay Day today, all thanks to my mom and brothers. My farm is called La Vecchia Gallina (or in English, The Old Hen).

I succumbed, because in a way, it is my dream to own an actual farm and have a peaceful, simple life. What's nice is that is exactly what the description of the game said:

Get back to nature and experience the peaceful, simple life of working the land and rearing chickens, pigs, cows and sheep.

Make a name for yourself by harvesting crops and building bakeries, sugar mills and dairies that turn your fresh produce into wholesome goods you can trade with your friends at your very own Farmer's Market.

So, boys and girls, here is a snapshot of my farm of where it stands today. It's a "newborn" farm and now at Level 14—still a long way to go.

My Farm: La Vecchia Gallina

Why I play Hay Day: Apart from setting up the farm and planning resources for building and sustaining the business, it also fosters collaboration with my family members. You see, we help each other out should any of us need something. My mom is the most advanced player in the house at the moment. It also tests my patience to wait for things to happen or to be built or to be completed. (The impatient ones usually will use diamonds to achieve their target.) This game makes a fun chat topic when my family gets together. *GRIN* I like the feeling of seeing orders fulfilled, the farm animals producing their goods (eggs, milk, bacon, etc.) and then seeing them revived upon feeding. Slowly filling up the land with plots of crops and successfully selling things at my Roadside Shop are also oddly satisfying.

While this game do take up lots of time, it is not time wasted for all the reasons I stated above. It's a good virtual simulation for playing the business game, methinks.

Are you playing Hay Day too?


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