[MUD-Dev] Another Reality Check [was Re: Black Snow Revisited]

Matt Mihaly the_logos at achaea.com
Wed Apr 10 02:20:48 New Zealand Standard Time 2002

On Tue, 9 Apr 2002, Matt Mihaly wrote:

> People mainly watch sports though. Watching isn't
> competitive. What Dr. Cat misses is that achieving goals isn't
> half as fun as pursuing them. In a competitive game, it's true,
> not everyone can 'win'. However, that's why you don't pit the
> 1990s Chicago Bulls against a local high school team. You create
> leagues and standings, and make efforts to separate by ability, so
> that more people get a feeling of being -able- to win.

I read what I wrote after it went through, and wanted to
clarify. It's the pursuit of the winning that will occupy the most
people happily for the longest amount of time. After all, 'winning'
happens in an instant, while the endless pursuit of victory is never


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