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Klondike: The Lost Expedition
Klondike Games on Facebook have been a source of escape for people roving the web for entertainment since before the Covid-19 Pandemic began in 2019. Millions of players from every nation with access to the game through Facebook and other mediums have connected in friendships on the game using tools in the game to connect and some of us (I say us because I am an avid player) became Facebook friends!
"So," I suppose you're saying if you don't already know, "What is it?"
The Facebook fan page (link at the end of the article) asserts the following about the game.
Klondike: The Lost Expedition is an exciting game about a fearless young man who comes to the Blue Peaks Valley in search of his father, a gold-digger. This is where his search for the lost expedition begins.
He is off to fight with all types of dangers nature holds to find traces of the lost expedition somewhere in the remote corners of the Northern land. Thrilling adventures and vast picturesque locations, amusing animals and charismatic characters, and a moving story of a father and a son - all that awaits you in the game.
The game provides me and others with hours upon hours upon hours upon (Wait did I eat today?) hours upon hours upon (Did I pay the bills this week?) hours of fun. If the opportunity affords it, and in my case it does, an entire day could go by unawares to me the game is so engaging! I enjoy the game with every free, or non-free moment I get! Love it! That is my player/fan review of the game. Love it!
Thrilling adventures and vast picturesque locations, amusing animals and charismatic characters, and a moving story of a father and a son - all that awaits you in the game.
What Won't We Do For Love?
Games like Klondike provide a service to the world that is FREE through Facebook with not-so-subtle adverts throughout Klondike: The Lost Expedition to purchase items for the game with real-world money to progress within the game at a more rapid rate.
This is a picture of what popped up on my computer monitor just now!
What a Deal!
As soon as I reveal there's a profit element to Klondike: The Lost Expedition an advert rushes me when ending my break. Mind you, I am breaking from the game to write this article, not the other way around. In fact, there was a system error that caused me to leave the game. I did not take a break. Honesty feels good.
Nevertheless, I went back and the advert came crashing in my face. I immediately took a picture so that I can show you how hard it is to ignore the adverts to play the game without a sneaking desire to purchase "helps."
The one above was a simple wholesale advert. The only that came next lurked in the periphery of the screen for two days!
I feel like I am stuck in one of Rick Riordan's books, "The Lightning Thief" at the Lotus Hotel and Casino!
You see that, right? Emeralds for sale plus 200%! Yes. I purchased some.
Emeralds are one way to purchased items in Klondike: The Lost Expedition, items obtain no other way. Emeralds are earned in the game; however, the means to do so is difficult--as in time-intensive. So, I buy them. The entertainment is worth it in the moment.
Gold coins, silver coins, and experience stars are also ways to earn progression points. The emeralds are there for those who want to skip past the tedious parts, such as challenges and projects. With emeralds, a player needs only to click on the emerald exception in a challenge to avoid waiting to get the resources needed to complete a task.
The adverts appear during game-play interrupting the game! There I was, farming or manufacturing when, "Boom," the advert appears taking up the entire screen offering just what I need at the time: A way to skip past a tedious challenge! (200% addition to emerald purchase!)
Go play with your kids if you have any. Go spend some time with your spouse if it is possible. Avoid this game if you want to be more active with hobbies. Play this game if your hobbies involve hurting other people.
I completed an assessment of the amount of money I spent playing Klondike: The Lost Expeditione from the beginning of December 2020 until April of 2021. Floored by the amount I spent, I refuse to share the amount. Know, reader, that it was hundreds!
I spent hundreds of dollars playing just for those months. I will give you this: I thought I spent $300 or maybe even as much as $500. No, much more than that. Okay, over a Grand for that time period!
I just cannot bring myself to put the dollar amount down. The amounts were small at each purchase but adding them all up and seeing the lump sum gave me heart palpitations.
Anger that the nickeling and dime-ing I thought I was doing for those voluntary contributions when I could have used that total amount to do so much MORE in the game rumbles within! The Addiction is Real.
- Do I regret it? Yes.
- Would I do it again? Yes.
- Do I still play? Yes.
- Will I spend money? Yes.
I blame my life issues and COVID-19 for the amount that I wasted. I learned from other players I could have played Klondike: The Lost Expedition without spending money. The answer is not to get greedy and have patience.
Why I Play
To cool off, I play Klondike: The Lost Expedition. I don't write much because the game takes up so much of my time. I am stuck in one of Rick Riordan's books, The Lightning Thief at the Lotus Hotel and Casino! I know it is a kid's book. If you haven't read it, read it. It definitely describes how I feel.
To give you a taste, the Lotus Hotel and Casino is an enchanted building where people check-in only never to check-out because the games are so addictive and the lotus leaf narcotic--given by hotel workers to those enraptured by the desire to play games in the form of credit cards with unlimited funds--compels them.
Riordan added addictive video games to the casino in the book. In the Lotus Hotel and Casino, people never age and develop amnesia. I am in the Lotus Hotel, friends! (See a link to the book at the end of the article.)
Recommendations and Reasons Why
Klondike: The Lost Expedition is great if you stick to a budget. Let's be real, gaming is now a part of our culture as many of us do it to pass the time. Klondike: The Lost Expedition is great for those who do not mind spending money and those who don't mind waiting for progression in games.
- Pro: Klondike: The Lost Expedition has a laid-back atmosphere that is friendly to children and people of spiritual conscience. There is no violence, but there is confrontation. The game teaches resource management and trading skills. It is a greater way to spend time when trying to escape for a moment.
- Con: Klondike: The Lost Expedition is a time-guzzling game that can cause users to spend excessive amounts of cash. It can interfere with family relationships and cause those who play it to have unfounded emotional attachments to things that do not exist as other player-subversive games do.
I rate Klondike: The Lost Expedition on scales of involvement and human relation from Zero to 10; Zero being terrible and 10 being Perfect. Klondike: The Lost Expedition is a 10 out of 10 on the Involvement Scale, and a three on the Human Relationship Scale.
- I rate Klondike: The Lost Expedition a 10 out of 10 on the Involvement Scale because it engages all of your attention while playing to the point that it feels real to the player. Pandemics and other stresses of life take a second seat as long as players engage the game.
- I rate Klondike: The Lost Expedition a three out of 10 on the Human Relationship Scale because nothing goes on in the game that helps to bring connections, but there is a possibility of it occurring via Facebook by the fan page. As a player, I have not made friends with deep connections playing the game, but someone could have.
Go play with your kids if you have any. Go spend some time with your spouse if it is possible. Avoid this game if you want to be more active with hobbies. Play this game if your hobbies involve hurting other people. It's better to play than to hurt people.
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Rodric Anthony (author) from Surprise, Arizona on April 27, 2021:
Bill, your honesty is also appreciated. Having an addictive personality is a thing to admit to in my book. I am doing okay. I had the second dose of the Covid-19 shot today.
Rodric Anthony (author) from Surprise, Arizona on April 27, 2021:
Thank you, Pamela. The game is fun and seductive. I had to shut it down so I could write the article.
Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 27, 2021:
I like your honesty, my friend. I have to stay away from games like this. I do have an addictive personality, so it's best I don't even start with any of them.
I hope you are doing well, my friend.
Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 27, 2021:
This is a good review of Klondike. I don't play games like that but I enjoyed reading your article. You explained it very well.