I consider myself to be relatively well educated in the latest generation of social networking site games like FarmVille, Mafia Wars, FrontierVille and such. That's why when I started to see these CityVille guides popping up all over the place I was kind of surprised. I mean, I can see why people might need some tips to get going in games like Mafia Wars, but CityVille?
At this point though I hadn't actually played the game, but I didn't really think it could be all that complicated. I figured I should give it a shot though, just so that I could say I knew what I was talking about. And I was in for a rather big surprise. In no time, I was out of coins and cash and had no goods to produce. I have to admit, there way more to this game than I had anticipated.
I eventually managed to dig myself out of my original hole and out of the red, but I still wasn't making all that much progress. I started to think that maybe I needed to see what these guides were all about. I wasn't really expecting much, but since I hadn't done so well on my own either, I figured it was worth a shot.
So I picked up a guide called CityVille Secrets, and was pleasantly surprised by the tips I found in it. You wouldn't think there were so many ways you could screw up a virtual city, but believe me, you can. I was still stumbling along at level 16 when I got the guide after 2 weeks of playing regularly. Now I'm the proud owner of a fabulous city and at level 46. And I still look back at my guide from time to time. If you're having trouble getting into the swing of things in CityVille, this guide is not a bad investment.