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6-13-2007 @ 8:33PM
The game is losing its grip with me as well. There's a point where you decide that reality may be more important than repute within a virtual world, by your calculations only within time's reach. Let's face it, when a good percent of the game requires you to play it as if you were working off some kind of divine debt, it's something you're in for the long run. The only reason, I think, people have been playing as long as they have is because the game does accrue in a meaningful way unlike other games that not only end, but are completely severed from any kind of community, leaving behind the idea that you can create some kind of towering avatar that you couldn't possibly achieve in reality. And again, only within time's reach. The game only requires time. There's no skill involved. Your impressiveness as a character is directly related to the amount of time you have poured into them. And some people lust for that kind of respect from their peers, and thus they may sacrifice a dangerous amount of time. That's why I bet a lot of people have already decided that they're going to stick it out until the last second those servers are up. They are hoping people begin leaving.
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