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http://progresswars.com/

^ That is why I don't bother playing facebook games anymore...
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A lot of games are repeating the same things over and over.

The key fail with these facebook games though, was the loop could start again as soon as 15 from first playing, to a max, I think, of about 2 hours before it just started over again.

In contrast, most games (particularly MMO) you start doing the same thing after many, many hours of doing it in the first place
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Just got some inside information about what it would be like to work for Zynga. They seem like they work their employees to death trying to crank out new hits quickly. 6-day work weeks, and it sounds like they pretty much expect their employees to live there during those 6 days, as they ofter 3 meals per day for free and a laundry service. A game studio having a laundry service immediately throws up a red flag for me. They start new stuff every Monday, and the programmers have to have it in a a ready state by Wednesday morning for two days of QA, then Friday is a day to polish the work, and Saturday is checked in to be used. A 1-week development cycle would be murder. By comparison where I work now we have 3-week cycles and the development cycle for major features and content is generally 2-3 months.
My gf does QA for web apps (FB and others), and she's heard pretty much the exact same story from people that either worked at Zynga, or were friends with people who worked at zynga. Sounds like a pretty brutal place. No wonder why all of their releases are basically cookie-cutter replicates of their other games. With deadlines like that, you can't really make a new, polished game in such a short period of time.
    
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well, duh? all zynga games are fads, they gain popularity really quickly and are gone before you know it. They don't make games that you want to play for years.
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I guess a lot of facebook users finally upgraded their pcs and discovered crysis
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My gf does QA for web apps (FB and others), and she's heard pretty much the exact same story from people that either worked at Zynga, or were friends with people who worked at zynga. Sounds like a pretty brutal place. No wonder why all of their releases are basically cookie-cutter replicates of their other games. With deadlines like that, you can't really make a new, polished game in such a short period of time.
Yea, I also heard (from the same inside source) that because their games are so casual that they lose people pretty quickly so they're always scrambling to make something new (even if it's more of the same), just to draw people back in.

No way I'd want to work on those kinds of games, it'd be depressing after awhile.
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^ That is why I don't bother playing facebook games anymore...
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Lol that's hilarious. Awesome parody.
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My sisters play a handful of those games, EVERY single day. At least two hours or so. I really don't undestand how they can enjoy these "social" games.

They're all the same crap! A level-up bar, friends in a bar on the bottom of the screen, in-game cash/points and some special cash/points system to buy and use on the super cool special items!

THEY HAVE NO GODDAMN PURPOSE! There's no story. There's no characters. No NPCs. No intro/prelude. No background. No end. Just a repetitive and crappy neverending gameplay.

They're literally a time sink, more than any other genre, even hardcore asian MMORPGs.
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Haha! So people finally realized they were just doing the same mindless and endless loop over and over again and got tired of it? About time...
Not only that; when you switch to a new Zynga game your still doing the same thing you did in the last Zynga game over and over again. You just have a new skin.
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^ That is why I don't bother playing facebook games anymore...
Haha it even adds another click in to the process as you go up levels.
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