I suppose that it’s time someone wrote an MMO-style build-and-survive game in which one starts out with god-like abilities and then becomes more and more useless as one levels up. By the time one reaches the endgame one has no abilities whatsoever–but at least one has that bitchen castle/starbase/military-industrial state to live in.
It seems like there’s a lot of market demand for that.
@Godslayer109 – back in the early days of this game I built an entire town that was a tribute to ice cream. I built massive bridges and a set of Incan highways through the mountains. I dug underground temples. I built an entire resort, complete with health spa and a view of the first Oort space launch facility. I did this by myself.
Now the game is different and resources are harder to come by, but I’ve managed to build a decent compound next to a lake by myself. It can be done.
I guess it’s good to have goals (I’m more of the “it’s the journey, not the destination” kind of person) but as this is a game, I don’t understand why you’d (at least implicitly) insist that there’s a timeline that must be followed, and an empirical deadline to be met. There isn’t. (Prove otherwise.) I’ve seen this in so many other games–players complaining that somehow they’re not wasting time efficiently enough. That’s what we’re doing–wasting time. We’re not advancing the human condition in any way–ultimately this is just like watching television or kicking back and listening to music–it’s just more interactive. It’s down time. It doesn’t require pressure in order to be good.
Your mileage may vary, and you are free to want what you want when you want it. In my opinion, that approach will not serve you well in the long run. Stop looking for what isn’t there (yet) and be here now.
I don’t mean in the forums–I mean be mindfully present in the moment.
A monk told Joshu: “I have just entered the monastery. Please teach me.”
Joshu asked: “Have you eaten your rice porridge?”
The monk replied: “I have eaten.”
Joshu said: “Then you had better wash your bowl.”
At that moment the monk was enlightened.