Well, friends, it’s always hard to say it and to take such a decision, but it has to be taken: for some time now I have been thinking about quitting FrontierVille and stopping to blog about it and that time has finally come right now. It’s a sad day because I have some great memories connected to this blog and I have lived some great moments in FrontierVille itself and met some great new friends, but it’s time to move on.
Ever since FrontierVille’s name was changed into Pioneer Trail, things started to go down for the game and the interest people had in this game started to fade away. Pretty soon, the missions were too difficult because they asked from us too items and at some points it all was too frustrating instead of fun. Part of this was because people kept quitting the game and Zynga didn’t tune down the requirements. They did now, but it still is frustrating for many.
Unfortunately, just like many of you, I got bored. It’s nobody’s particular fault actually, it’s probably just the nature of social games – and FrontierVille was a great game, a game that was different when it launched, was original and had a ton of ideas, but somehow managed to lose. And I am sad that happened.
But, sad or not, it’s time to call it quits. The truth is that this blog is hardly helping anybody anymore – there are very few people visiting it daily, just several hundred – and the traffic keeps going down. And we all know that one important aspect of blogging is to have an audience. Without it, I can’t find the motivation to keep playing the game and keep writing and spending hours of my free time trying to help. It just isn’t worth it anymore.
But it’s been an amazing 2 years – probably the best years of my life and this blog, as well as FrontierVille have taught me a lot. I want to thank you all for being here for such a long time – especially to those who are here since the beginning and I hope that you will understand and excuse my decision to call it quits. It is the right thing to do.
Bye bye and have fun!