I've been on and off considering whether or not it would be a good
idea to even publish this, but as being one player who has been
playing this mud (despite on and offs) for over a decade now, I do
believe I should say something. In the last couple of months I found
my own motivation playing GEAS rapidly detoriating to none and I
would like to elaborate why and maybe the one or other player here
will stop by and join in a discussion with some things that can be
The Why - Why did I post this ?
First of all, please be aware that I do not intend to bash or flame
anybody, I do believe that most of the things that are done in this
mud do fit there and as long as people are having fun, I have no
gripe with them.
My goal is, in all earnest, seeking a solution to the Problem I am
experiencing, or rather, the Problem that causes me demotivation.
Keep that in mind and keep the flames off me. Thank you.
The What - What is going on ?
My current Situation when I log in, is that I basically do have two
choices in what I can do. I either can find some ridiculous excuse
to hunt some monsters alone (which I find boring after a while, it's
a lot more fun with company) or do join in the Elvandar market daily
soap and get lost there quickly due to my dislike of soaps. Again,
both scenarios are fine as long as the participants are having fun.
Seldomly I do stumble upon a crowd on the Elvandar market that makes
the whole thing fun (Sahla Rocks
), but that is less then often
In my eyes, it seems as if the whole game currently boils down to
these two aspects, either you deal with the personal love life of a
few characters (again, no blame to them), or you go on a single
person hunting spree. Both topics are worn off after a time.
Where have the politics gone? Where's the angry mobs, the
zealousness, the alliances and plots? Where's the parties going out
to explore the world or tackle the difficult problems of this world?
Sometimes, I just feel as if all that is being replaced by grinding
and soap. Sure, everything can be fun, but, I guess, my main
problem is the lack of variety and impulse from my peers and myself.
The Grain of Salt - or what am I looking for ?
Basically, at first, an assessment how other people see things right
now. Maybe I'm the only one and it's time to move on. Maybe,
though, it is something others perceive as well (if somebody can
make anything from my rambling) and we can find ways to make the day
to day experience a little more interesting.