As I suspected, Zynga’s new Cityville is yet another game in which the only two ways you can advance are either to bug the crap out of your friends, or fork out money. Real money.
Maybe it’s just me, but I think that you should be able to advance in the game without being forced into one of those options, and only need to use friends or money for special perks.
I used to play Petville, and I didn’t mind shelling out cash once in a while for a special outfit or home decor. But then Zynga stopped creating new outfits that could be bought without shelling out real cash. I started feeling like I was being royally screwed. Thanks, but no thanks.