Glotmorf on 2 Apr 2003 20:35:01 -0000

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Re: [spoon-discuss] Re: [Spoon-business] The Daily Recognizer (Tuesday evening)

On 4/2/03 at 2:03 PM Orc In A Spacesuit wrote:

>>>>Excuse me?  If I wanna fly my big floaty model plane around, why
>>>shouldn't I be able to?
>>>>If you absolutely have to do this, at least confine it to airspeeders
>>>>ensirened player is actually in.
>>>Thought about it, and decided that the person would be to ga-ga over the
>>>Siren to focus on much else.
>>But not too ga-ga to throw things at other players, fire a pinball gun,
>>thwock or whack, or move around the rock's orbit?  The person is supposed
>>to be too infatuated to leave, not too comatose to move.
>Doing things as delicate as ordering a speeder around takes a bit more
>than lobbing something in someone's direction, methinks.

*sigh* Okay...let's make a list...While infatuated with a siren, a player can currently do the following:

- buy a gnome
- squeeze a gnome
- mix drinks
- buy drinks
- thwock
- whack
- pick up an item
- throw an item
- buy a pinball gun
- fire a pinball gun
- order a mining operation
- use The Force
- buy a new speeder
- upgrade an existing speeder
- build a recycling center
- recycle stuff
- raise an army
- wage war
- inscribe an ancient monolith
- become a priest
- plant an olive tree
- harvest an olive tree
- catch the football
- run with the football (as long as he doesn't leave the siren)
- throw the football
- punt the football
- tackle
- change gender
- buy a can of whoopass
- detonate a can of whoopass
- buy a Big Rock
- wreak destruction
- landscape
- sacrifice a speeder to make Barney go away
- buy a grid square

...and yet, said person is too incapacitated by his proximity to a siren to think to himself, "Gee, here comes Barney...I'd better pilot my remote-upgraded speeder some place so it won't get hugged."

Color me skeptical.


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