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"Does Utopia Rule Our Lives?" by KINGPIN
It has just hit me how much Utopia controls us. We are addicted to a game, and it makes us do things that we would have thought stupid before starting it. People have been driven to waking up at insane hours during the night simply to check on a computerised simulation of a world. We are mindless zombies that pretend that we are the rulers of an imaginary world.

Ask yourself this, when you succeed in a thief operation, or take 100 acres of land, knowing that you're safe and no-one can touch you, building defense equal to an american battle fleet, does it give you a rush? Does the andrenaline pump through your body knowing that your democratic skill and strategy has led you succesfully to a greater goal?

Are we people sad, letting a simple game control our whole lives? People posting messages like "HELP!! I CANT LOG IN" after trying once to try and access the game - having been denied the desire to play, we panic. But what if Utopia should end? Will sites like Utopia Temple cease to exist? Or will we simply change to another game... like Dominion Temple, or Ambar Temple? And why do we treat Mehul as a god? Yes, he created the first game like this, and yes it is good and yes we all love it. But when people post things in the Bugs & Suggestions forum like "I GOT TO POST UNDER MEHUL!!" and "THANKS MEHUL, YOUR THE GREATEST!" and "Mehul, you ROCK!", it is merely sucking up. He may see your post, but he will discard it without a second glance or thought. Is this the life we want to lead?

I don't think we shall truly know until it happens, which i doubt - too many people are hooked, and unless Mehul wants to increase suicide rates accross the world, he wouldn't do it.

Take a minute to think about it...

- KINGPIN (7-Nov-2000)

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GM
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(26-Nov-2000 09:38 am)
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quote: "Is this the life we want to lead?"
yes, please!
Owl
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(27-Nov-2000 08:34 am)
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Regarding your topic :
YEPP it does rule our lives
soon when we go to a lady well say
to our frinds the day after the date i
made a grab on her..with the her with the traditional way
so watch out guys
whateva you do dunt try and
learn attack her...
youll never gain anything out anyways
Owl
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(27-Nov-2000 08:35 am)
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ops lots of typ os :)
Kimball
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(27-Nov-2000 05:36 pm)
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If you have no real life it&#039s nice with a imagnary one.
RedTag
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(28-Nov-2000 03:21 pm)
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I am addicted and am happy to be so...
long live utopia long live mehul
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