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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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Russian Sputnik
(Posted as geraa)
Posts: 2
(26-Sep-2001 09:15 am)
I always hate it when my teacher shouts at me because I logged in during school, and I am afraid Mehul delights me because of that.
Posts: 1
(15-Oct-2001 09:51 pm)
I remember before utopia I enjoy my TV and smoking, maybe a beer or two at night after work. Now, I don't drink, I don't smoke and I don't watch TV. All I do at night is login on and calculate my strategy. HELP MEEEEEE
Drake Mages
(Posted as Mage)
Posts: 11
(18-Oct-2001 08:19 pm)
hey guys it dose rule our lives it is us here is a poem i read and wrote

what is th way of the warrior
the way of the warrior is death

this is true if the game go what will we do we will be dead
Posts: 4
(27-Oct-2001 06:50 pm)
i`m addicted to!:) long live Mehul! your a wise man!=)
Posts: 1
(30-Oct-2001 04:54 am)
yeah and I thought I'm the only seak person
I left school early todaybecause a new age begins today:)
famn I need to stopwith utopia on the other hand I know I can't:)
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