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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)

Readers' Comments

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Posts: 1
(10-Jan-2002 08:54 pm)
It is not game that holds us it's the interation with ppl all around the world, my most interesting age and "adicting age" was the one where we had a full internal war in my kingdom, it was realy fun/satisfying to fight for something you realy beleve in, like the evil alliance will not take my Kingdom over, not while I/my province is still alive. We lost, I had to go to the alps to snowboard and it sure beat the crap out of utopia, but that's not free.

Yes, I am adicted but I'd rather do Utopia than any other drug, it at least doesn't hurt your health that bad, a little screen-tan has never hurt anybodey have it?

Enjoy the game.
Posts: 1
(10-Jan-2002 10:50 pm)
i totally agree that some of us are totally addicted to utopia but i myself don't quiet addicted to it...
i can go 2-3 days without opening mah account but still manage to be a 500k over nw province.....yea..it will ruin our live if we are too addicted.....but someone should think that it's only a GAME.....don't take it too serously...although some might say that it's too political to be a game....come on ..just enjoy the game and don
't get too addicted...
Posts: 1
(19-Jan-2002 01:41 pm)
I dont have a problem.... I can quit anytime! I just Do it tO be SoCiAL! ARGH! SCREW IT I'M A COUNT WHO CARES IF I AM ADDICTED! I'M A COUNT!!! MWAH HA HA HA
Major Retribution
king of flames
Posts: 2
(22-Jan-2002 02:53 am)
Well im an real utopia addict :D
Posts: 1
(23-Jan-2002 04:46 pm)
ive tryed to quit many times, im 12 and ive been playing for 4 years, i just tryed to quit but i couldnt stop thinking about utopia!!!! I.E. a new strategy, good race/personality combos, kool names. i dreampt about utopia!!!! all my friends say it is dumb but i cant stop thinkingabout it, i really dont care bout mehul though, i didnt even know who he was till 1 month ago, I CANT STOP!!!!!!!!!! I think mehuls plan is to drag this out 1 more age or 2 then...........BAMM slap a fine on it, then............BAMM slap a higher payment on it, the dude will become a millionare!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and meanwhile i will be constantly thinking bout the game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so YES I AM ADDICTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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