It seemed like everyone was playing but me.
I was constantly bombarded with requests to play. I successfully ignored them for months but finally gave in…begrudgingly.
Shortly after joining millions of my nearest and dearest friends, a problem occurred that told me my decision to surrender was not the smartest one I’d ever made. I could not get Facebook and my iPod Touch to sync. I didn’t really mind playing one game on my Touch and one on FB until I reached the point on my Touch where I needed help from friends to get to the next level. My friends couldn’t help me because they were not lazing around inside my Touch just waiting for the chance to help. Nope, if they were inside my Touch at all they were laughing at my inability to figure out where the broken connection was and how to fix it.
I finally managed to get the Touch and FB to play nice, but now that everything was synced I ran into an even bigger problem.
I’m stuck! And I have been for so many days that time is now being measured in weeks! My friends have generously been sending me extra lives and moves in hopes that I’ll get unstuck. It hasn’t worked…I’m still stuck!
Where am I?
Here…stuck on level 79 in Candy Crush Saga…
I’ve gotten as close as one move shy of beating this level, but more often than not, I’m dozens of moves from victory.
I’ve tried pleading with the game and even swearing at it in a very lady-like way. When both of those failed I tried swearing like a sailor, but that was as effective as cursing at rush-hour traffic in SoCal in hopes of getting it to move faster than 10mph. I tried bargaining with the game…”If you just let me clear this level then I promise that I will…”.
Sorry…what I promised is between me and the game
I’ve even tried letting the game tell me which moves to make, but that didn’t work. I still lost. I guess the good news on that front is the game doesn’t know how to win either!
I’m generally a nice person, but when my friends get to level 79 and leave me in the dust, I don’t send them lives anymore…or extra moves. Sometimes I just have to be mean like that.
In all of this frustration there are two really good points about this game.
First, if you’ve used up your five lives (and any bonus lives friends have sent you) in less than 30 minutes you can’t play anymore. The game only gives you one new life every 30 minutes (up to five) so you can’t play all day, which of course I would. There is an option to buy lives but since I’m not willing to go that route, I’m in time-out a lot.
Second, when you screw up royally and can’t make any more moves, the game shuffles the pieces for you without penalty. Trust me on this point…I’ve got a boatload of experience with that happening.
If…I mean WHEN…I finally clear level 79 I get to move on to level 80, all this on my way to completing the 380 levels that currently exist in the game. Of course, at the rate I’m going, by the time I reach level 380 there will be 800 levels!