Playing Dots has nothing to do with being creative. I think it actually dulls creativity. Going out for a walk, or reading, or practicing, or listening to music, or talking with people stimulates creativity in me. There is a lure of the shiny and the easy. Dopamine flows so easily, but it is an empty kind of dopamine. My cup runneth under, and I don't like it.
I think my association with Dots has come to an end.