Over the last day or so I have had a couple of achievements in Rising Star. I passed 4000 missions and reached level 250. The first got me an extra card pack and the latter will give me access to a new mission, but I need to buy a load more petrol cans before I can do it.
I started playing in July, so that is about three months of clicking. In the same time my friend @slobberchops has done over twice as many missions, but I do not know how he can achieve that. With recent changes you will not do so well if you just keep running the same five minute mission. The rewards will go down and increasing 'ego' will become a hindrance. I do not mind too much as I need to get away from the computer sometimes when I will just run a longer mission. With about 25,000 permanent fans I can make enough to buy at least one card pack each day. The individual cards that will give me an appreciable improvement are expensive, so I just take a chance and sell cards I do not want.
The game is going into beta in November. That will bring a load of new cards to collect and use. Apart from that the developer @atom collector has been working hard to deal with any bugs that crop up.
I am also still playing Splinterlands. I encounter lots of bot accounts and get some pleasure when I beat them. I do the daily quests and may play a few extra battles. I am contributing to a guild that increases what I can win. Land plots go on sale next month and will be looking to buy some using tokens I have collected.
A chat with @slobberchops prompted me to try dCity. This is an urban simulation that looks like it has a bit of depth to it. There are lots of different items to collect and they work in combination to help your city thrive. You can buy card packs, but I just bought 2000 of their SIM tokens and picked some cheap items from the internal market. I realise these are not optimal, but I will see what happens. I am not sure it needs much regular interaction.
I am still keeping CryptoBrewMaster ticking over too in case it develops further. Income has dropped a lot, but it requires very little time to play.
I am aware there are other games such as Exode, Holybread and Rabona. You can treat them as pure fun and/or income streams. I do not want them to take over my life, but I will indulge as time permits. I hope they can bring more people to Hive as we need users. Players can also blog.