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Full of Contempt

October 10, 2003

Waterthread is full of bitter, bitter people.

But Heamish makes many good points:

This community talks a great deal about treadmills in MMOG’s. I’m guilty of using this as much, if not more, than the next guy. But I think treadmills only describe half the problem. It’s a problem with MMOG’s that can best be summed up with an old adage. Familiarity breeds contempt.

The thought behind that is that too much of the same thing builds boredom and eventual frustration. Eating ice cream is great, but eating sixteen gallons of the same ice cream day in and day out will make you sick at the sight of it. The first beer, or your first good drink, is an eye-opening, liberating experience. Getting hammered at the office Christmas party when you’re 32 and have to deal with the consequences of the stark black and white photocopy of your genitalia on everyone’s desk is not.

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