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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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King Valorion
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(06-Apr-2001 11:37 am)
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Well, 2 am Dutch time!
Dark Dragon
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(07-Apr-2001 11:16 am)
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Hey hey..*shakes King Valorion&#039s hand*

"good to see another dutchie"
Blackhawk
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(18-Apr-2001 05:58 pm)
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You&#039re right, this is scary how much we are addicted to it. I mean the graphics in this game suck!!! I think it&#039s the fact that something can happen while you&#039re away from your computer that makes it so addicting. Gotta go now to check to see if my province is still alive.
Lougie
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(19-Apr-2001 10:03 am)
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You guys are sad. Get a life. I liked the game before, but now that I now I&#039m playing with people like you, I&#039m quitting!
Demon From Hell
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(20-Apr-2001 06:51 pm)
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Hey, instead of quitting, just post ur location here, im sure im not the only one who wants some easy land when i come outa protection.
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