brings up something I have been meaning to address with you guys for a little while....and it's really the only thing I could even remotely consider to be "constructive criticism" in terms of how the game is being played.
Frankly, everyone here is a terrific player, insightful, intelligent, imaginative, and I couldn't be happier with the quality of the participation that this game has garned from all of you folks.
However, given that you're all brilliant, creative players, you aren't quite using your greatest resource to its fullest potential. And that resource is your fellow players.
In order for this game to reach the true zenith of its potential, I would encourage you to engage each other a little bit more. Individually, your posts are always fantastic, but there are times when a player might throw out an terrific bit of analysis or speculation which no one else ever comments on.
In fact, I can think of multiple occasions (won't say which, of course
)where you guys have made clever and CORRECT conjectures about certain aspects of the story.
But, unfortunately, those kinds of comments, which could generate a great conversation amongst the players, go unremarked upon and are quickly forgotten.
Given that, at present, this story is primarily a mystery, it seems all the more vital for you guys to talk out the larger issues with each other. For the most part, most of the comments focus on the "here and now", which, while obviously essential, will only get you so far...Obviously, the painfully slow pace of the game (I apologize for that!) doesn't always make it easy to get wrapped up in the larger story.
But what does it all mean? What are all these characters we've encountered and what are their motives? Who is after what and why? Addressing these kinds of issues, I hope, will only make the game that much more enjoyable.
I think the best example of the kind of thing I'm talking about was probably during the Callie/transmitter controversy. There was an enormous amount of posting traffic as everyone debated what it could all mean and I was delighted.
Recently, Chewie and Findswoman talked out a suggestion that Chewie had about keeping in touch with Crate and the two, who eventually disagreed, came to a brilliant compromise, which was implemented into the game.
Anyway, I don't want this to sound at all like a criticism, because I really am continually pleased and amazed by the terrific quality of game play that is going on. You're all top notch players and I look forward to each and every reply.
Just some food for thought for you as the plot (hopefully) continues to thicken...