Being a fan of Facebook games ranging from Bubble Witch to Bingo Blitz, I have seen and heard it all. With most games, you are not in competition with each other but enjoying a quiet game at home. However, the competition in Bingo Blitz is not only surprising but outright ridiculous.
Since Bingo Blitz is a free game, one would think a little bicker and banter is funny and acceptable. While some can choose to become “Elite” members and therefore pay a fee each month to receive a set amount of additional credits, keys and so forth and others may choose to buy extra items here and there. If one chooses to pay for otherwise free items, it shouldn’t entitle them to berate, outdo, or be in severe competition for those who choose to play the free games and credits that everyone is entitled to each day.
In some of the more specialty based rooms, the players may band together so that each person has a fair chance to get the puzzle pieces needed to complete the room. This is often referred to as only shadow bingo please. It makes it an enjoyable and team related room. However, often times you will see someone come into the room and straight up say, “Well, that’s not the way I play”. In this instance, they will take every bingo they can. There is no need to be so greedy, if you are running low on credits, ask the room if you can take a bingo so you can keep playing. I have never heard of a team based room refusing to help another player out. Perhaps if you are reading this, you might want to think about it. When I first entered a specialty room, I was unaware of this pact until somehow I miraculously wound up with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. I knew something had to be wrong so I watched the comments roll by and some were quite nasty while others just simply stated a newbie in the room as they proceeded to ask if I could play as a team with them. A few comments later and I understood and accepted to be a part of a team rather than a miserable thorn in everyone’s side.
It is after all a free game to anyone who wishes to play. Why not take the opportunity to make new friends while working together to complete puzzles. There may come a time when you are missing a piece and that person can send it to you. Even with that scenario in mind, I believe that a team oriented room would still send it to you since we are after all there to help each other.
Thank you to Deborah Pepper for such a great topic to write upon. As always requests for topics, ideas, comments or even just a word are always appreciated. Serious, Humorous, and Sultry are all just words away.