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Digest - 4 Mar 2014 to 6 Mar 2014 (#2014-42)

Thu, 6 Mar 2014

There are 2 messages totaling 74 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Old warriors never die, they just fade away (2)


Date:    Thu, 6 Mar 2014 16:42:03 -0500
From:    Greer Watson <gwatson2@r.......>
Subject: Old warriors never die, they just fade away

War 15 has been over now for a couple of weeks.  (Well, unless Laura gets 
that last Merc post up.)  This time round, McLisa suggested that deadlines 
be loose; so several factions made their final posts a few days late; and 
some people--myself included--took the opportunity to tie up story arcs we 
wanted to finish properly.  I think most players would agree that this war 
was a success.  In fact, we had more posts than in War 14!

From comments, though, it's clear that War has evolved a lot since days of 
yore.   For one thing, there are a lot fewer players.

I know that there have always been those with no interest in war.  (Which is 
fair.  It's not for everyone.)  On the other hand, I get the impression that 
there are still quite a number of people on list who *used* to play.  For 
one reason or another, though, you stopped.

I'm wondering why.

I mean, I can certainly think of *possible* reasons.  Wars were too huge for 
you to be able to keep up with posts as they were mailed, and too confusing 
to read afterwards; so you got fed up. Or your faction was so big that you 
had no input into how story arcs would develop.   Or you found the rules too 
restrictive.  Or you stopped enjoying the wackiness, and put away childish 
things.  Or you graduated, got a job or had kids (or both), and no longer 
have time--not even behind the scenes.

But that's just me speculating.  Everyone will have their own reasons.

If you're one of the people who used to play, but no more, then why did you 
stop?  Or conversely, if war never appealed to you, why not?




Date:    Fri, 7 Mar 2014 08:48:48 +1100
From:    Alexander Braun <ajbraun55@g........>
Subject: Re: Old warriors never die, they just fade away

This last war was difficult especially the last week as RL was intruding a
lot to make it difficult to have time to write
any stories, though as being the only one in the faction did make it easier
as not having to co ordinate with other
faction members.
Swing and Roundabouts as you would say.
For me it depends on RL what time I have for War I enjoyed them the story
lines are fun to read.
It does give me a chance to relax and recharge so to speak so I do look
forward to them.
So for me squeazing in time between work and family life can be difficult.

Alex Braun


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