I think, yes. The first question being asked whether it's a player event, an EM event or new ingame content is 'what do I get?' It makes me sad.
I remember a bagball game that took place across the whole of Yew prison roof. There was no prize, we lost track of the ball and I haven't a clue which team won. Why did we do it? For an hour of mayhem and laughter.
I remember a battle for control of Wrong valley pass. We turned up and took tunics, red or blue and fought for that side. What was the prize? There was none, who won? No idea. So why did we do it? For fun. I'm a totally useless pvp player. I tried and I died - lots, but I had fun because I was with people who laughed with me, not at me.
Some of us still play just for the fun, whichever playstyle or facet. I wish more did.
Materialism - is there too much of it in UO?
Blog entry posted by Petra Fyde, May 5, 2012.