Friday, July 5, 2013

Requien For Ravenwood Fair

This will be my last post about one of the nicest little games I’ve ever played and thoroughly enjoyed. Even though the games aren’t shutting down until the 18th, I’ve chosen to walk away now and not look back.

I started playing RF about the same time as Cityville, and there were several players in common with both games. Cityville became more and more a frustration and a job than a game, so I quit. Ravenwood, however, I loved from the very beginning. When the running of the game changed from the original folks to people who didn’t care about it, I still played, even with all the problems. When the “sequal” game of Ravenskye City started, I enjoyed that too. My first love was still the Fair. I’ve been faithful the whole time, problems or no. As have many others.

Now the end has come. We’ve been urged to do as much as possible and help our neighbors as much as possible before the final shut-down, but I couldn’t. Just too sad. I started to “get my affairs in order” so to speak, but it was just breaking my heart. Ravenskye was always second place with me, and if that was all that was going bye-by, I could’ve dealt with it. I would’ve still played with my Fair and been happy. Even if it was just rearranging the layout in the fair and the mine.

I would buy this game if it was offered. In a heartbeat. But I doubt that will ever happen.

I didn’t even want to save a screen shot. That’s like taking a picture of your loved one when they’re in the casket. The biggest benefit from the whole thing is the people I’ve meet on Facebook through this game. Some have kept with RF to the end, some haven’t. A lot of the ones who left the game are still my friends on FB and I enjoy the interaction with them personally.

So goodbye Ravenwood. Goodbye Ravenskye. Thanks for the hours of gentle fun.

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