[MUD-Dev] Fourteen forms of fun

Matt Mihaly the_logos at achaea.com
Mon Oct 22 22:00:49 New Zealand Daylight Time 2001


Ola  wrote:

> Which forms did the author miss?
 
>       Beauty
>       Immersion
>       Intellectual Problem Solving
>       Competition
>       Social Interaction
>       Comedy
>       Thrill of Danger
>       Physical Activity
>       Love
>       Creation
>       Power
>       Discovery
>       Advancement and Completion
>       Application of an Ability 

I'd suggest that the author is taking a bit of a shotgun approach
here, rather than trying to truly divide them up into basic
categories of entertainment. For instance, intellectual problem
solving is a subset of "application of an ability".

I don't have any insight into morefundamental categories. In terms
of the shotgun approach though, I'd add 'hate' as a form of
entertainment. I know many Americans who seem to really enjoy hating
terrorists, right now, for example. (Hatred apparently IS a family
value, despite claims to the contrary by bumper stickers.) Ooh, and
how about righteous indignation. It's fun to be indignant when you
believe you're right.

--matt


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