My love/hate relationship with candy crush

@savak03 (6684)
United States
April 18, 2016 8:32pm CST
I got addicted to candy crush about two years ago when I was confined to bed do to illness and I had read all the books I had and I was heartily tired of watching reruns on TV. My daughter-in-law let me use her phone to play it when she wasn't using it but I soon realized I needed my own device to play it on. At the time all I had was a flip phone so features were limited. A friend of mine had an older smart phone from a carrier that didn't service our area but you could still get on the internet with it, so he gave it to me and I loaded the game and my Facebook account so I could play whenever I wanted. As I got further up the line I became aware of the need to cultivate friends that also played so we could send each other lives and extra moves. While I was always sending lives to others it seemed like very few of the other players would do the same. So when I got my first actual smart phone last year I loaded my game and Facebook page on it and Loaded my son's Facebook page on the old phone, with his permission, so I could send myself lives. He never played the game anyway so he didn't care and he knew I wouldn't be snooping into his account. Plus it helped him because when he forgot his password he could ask me since I had a record of it. After playing on my new phone for several months I had racked up an impressive amount of boosters playing bonus rounds. I was saving them because the higher I got the harder the levels were to beat and I figured I would eventually hit one that I couldn't beat without some help. However, one day when I logged on I found that all my boosters had disappeared. My progress, emails, and gold bars were still there but the boosters were gone. I contacted the help desk for the game and they told me it was my phone's fault because while the gold bars are saved on their servers the boosters are only saved on my device. I wasn't happy with their answer but there was nothing I could do. Up to this time I had not been playing the game on the old phone but I decided to start so I could practice the moves. I also had acquired an older tablet so I downloaded the game on it and asked my sister who also didn't play if I could put her Facebook account on my tablet to back up the game. She also had no problem with that. So, now I'm playing candy crush on three platforms, not counting my computer which I play with no Facebook backup. Things are going along fairly smoothly. I had changed my settings on automatic updates to never and went for quite awhile without any problems. Then my phone started acting up because it was so behind on it's updates so I had to let it start updating again. At first it didn't wipe out any of my stuff and I figured maybe the updates weren't the cause after all but then one day last week I woke up to no boosters again. This time I could finally discover if it was the game or my phone that was at fault because I was playing on three different devices. I was sad to see that the problem is the phone. The other two devices were not affected. I guess my next step is to call Verizon and pick the brains of their tech guy. I know this is kind of a rambling post but I just wanted to ask if any of you are having similar problems. If so have you determined the cause and have you been able to fix it?
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@jaboUK (64362)
• United Kingdom
26 Apr 16
I've never played it. I do like games, but I've heard that Candy Crush can be addictive so never tried it.
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@savak03 (6684)
• United States
28 Apr 16
Anything can be addictive if we let it. It totally depends on the state of your mind. Many people have the will power to resist anything and some people have no will power whatsoever. If we let things control our life then we are addicted. Nothing has the ability to make you an addict unless you let it. I see this is going to be my day for soapbox preaching.
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• United Kingdom
30 Apr 16
Don't try it Jabo, it will drive you crazy like it has me.
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@jaboUK (64362)
• United Kingdom
28 Apr 16
@savak03 Soap box is ok by me, but you are preaching to the converted
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@just4him (305076)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Apr 16
Now that's an addiction. I don't play Candy Crush so I can't help you with that. I hope someone can though.
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@savak03 (6684)
• United States
20 Apr 16
I agree, I think it is an addiction. I have started limiting the time I allow myself to play. Also, I have always categorically refused to be enticed to spend real money on these games so at least all I am wasting is my time.
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@just4him (305076)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 Apr 16
@savak03 That's good.
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• Philippines
19 Apr 16
I don't play that game but i used to play galaxy online 2 which was my hate love relationship
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@savak03 (6684)
• United States
20 Apr 16
We all have our favorites. Since I've found games that interest me that I can play on my phone it makes it less aggravating when I have to wait like in a doctor's office.
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@jstory07 (134175)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Apr 16
I have never played candy crush. I am afraid I might get addicted.
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@savak03 (6684)
• United States
23 Apr 16
I have found myself playing it a lot. I'm not sure if I'm addicted or not though. There have been days that I was too busy with other things to play it. And it didn't bother me not to play on those days. But the percentage of days I do play it is definitely higher than the ones I don't.
@sol_cee (38223)
• Philippines
20 Apr 16
Wow! You sound like a candy crush professional.
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@savak03 (6684)
• United States
22 Apr 16
No, I'm not a professional yet but at the rate I'm going I will be. My problem is I can't just do anything half way. I have to figure out how things work at the very least. It took me awhile to figure out how to beat some of the levels and some of the levels are designed to be harder than others. The other day someone called my daughter on my phone while I was in the middle of a game. When she was through with her phone call the phone went back to the screen with the game on it and she was astounded. She plays too but she had never seen a level that complicated. But she has way less time to play games than I do and she is only on level 77 whereas I am on level 343.
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