Archive for November 22nd, 2007

PhotoPop

Nov 22, 2007 in 4 Stars, Facebook, Photo

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Rating: ★★★★☆

PhotoPop Facebook ApplicationPhotoPop is a simple and fun application that allows you to add speech and thought bubbles to Facebook pictures.

You can “PhotoPop” any of your Facebook photos or photos of your friends.  The interface is quick and easy to use.

There are a few (minor) things I expected and didn’t see in this application.  I tried to create multiple bubbles on one photo — you can’t.  I couldn’t find a way for a friend to browse the PhotoPop gallery I created — they can only browse what you publish on your profile (which is limited to 4).

Though that’s all minor, and hopefully they’ll add those features soon ;)

It only takes seconds to make your friends look like tards.  This application gets my approval.

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WarBook

Nov 22, 2007 in 5 Stars, Facebook, Gaming, Just For Fun

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Rating: ★★★★★

Warbook has over 137k daily active users, 22k+ topics in the discussion board and 11k+ reviews. It goes without saying it’s popular… but why?

If you haven’t already installed it, WarBook is a highly addictive multiplayer RPG. WarBook lets you create your Hero from one of 8 classes based on your preferences (attack, defense, magic, money, etc). You earn an hourly salary (seems to be typical for FaceBook games), build your army and attack others. All pretty standard stuff.

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The game play is pretty simple and limited in what you can do. You buy more land, earning you more gold… thus allowing you to build your army so you can attack. The game is played with standard html input boxes and buttons. So why am I so addicted?

I’m addicted because of the simplicity. I can log in, spend all my gold, upgrade my kingdom and maybe counter-attack a few people who attacked me, all within 2 minutes… then I’m on my way again checking in on my other Facebook apps or browsing the web.

You accumulate gold hourly, so there’s always a reason to come back in a few more minutes and ruin a few kingdoms.

The game isn’t without a few flaws. It’s full of griefing; you will constantly be attacked by kingdoms 3x the size of yours. Just get used to it, after a while you don’t even notice… and you can always pay someone even bigger or join an alliance to grief them for you ;)

All of those 137k+ users are trying to access WarBook at the same time, so expect a lot of blank pages and errors.

If you try to use their “search” feature to find a kingdom you can attack, you will be extremely disappointed. It has to be the worst search I’ve ever encountered. It’s almost completely worthless. But I guess that can be a good thing, because it’s hard for people to find you!

Attack me if you dare, I’ll put you in my black book ;)

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