[MUD-Dev] Re:Blacksnow revisited
damion at ninjaneering.com
Thu Apr 25 11:24:51 New Zealand Standard Time 2002
On Sun, 21 Apr 2002, Norman Short wrote:
> This one made me laugh. Take away owning things and EQ just
> became a chat room. All those EQ players spending hundreds of
> hours camping to get an epic weapon and they just have the wrong
> attitude. The games themselves encourage the idea of ownership
> and acquisition, then you turn the game on its ear and tell them
> they don't own anything, not even themselves. It's the journey,
> not the destination you are telling me. I'm just saying that as
> presented the journey became a lot more unsatisfying.
Do you actually own your house? Or does the bank own it, helpfully
allowing you to live there while you pay off a large mortgage? How
about your car? Is the deed in your hands, or is it in the hands of
your auto financier?
Ownership was a cloudy issue long before the internet came along,
and there is certainly precedent for people believing they owned
stuff that technically they did not.
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