Last week, I reached Level 200. Meh, it’s just a social game, right?
Well, it’s a social networking game that I’ve been playing almost everyday for more than a year now, so it does have some value to me. And Level 200 marks a special milestone – what makes it so significant?
The current level cap, or the maximum level that can be attained in the game, is 300. That means, unless Playdom changes the level cap, I can only level up 100 times more. What’s so special about leveling up? Several things:
- I get 1 Gold for free.
- My Energy Bar is refilled at the moment that I level up.
- My agent’s stats increase
So I’m only allowed to get the above bonuses a hundred more times. The Energy Bar, like most other social games, recharges with time so I can do without the refills. And honestly, I don’t really feel the changes in my agent’s stats as the difficulty of the game is scaled to my level, and I can get stat boosts in other ways anyway.
Where this is really going to hurt me is the ability to gain Gold for free. You see, Gold is basically in-game currency that allows me to do a lot of things. Now that I’m at level 200, I can only earn up to a maximum of 100 Gold from leveling up. There are other ways to obtain Gold, and I think I’ll need to start looking into those ways to build up my reserves.
On another note, reaching Level 200 ain’t really that big of a deal. As of this writing, I’ve got two friends who are already at Level 300, and I’ve got a friend whose already at Level 199 and is on pace to overtake me sometime next week.
But hey, I’m at Level 200! Only 100 levels more to go!