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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    That kind of ecology focused game I think could be pretty popular, it's something I would love personally.
    Hmm. Would be something to consider if there's interest for something like that

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    Lets remodel limits to growth and make a reality tv show out of it
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    The standard counterexample is UO, which ended up ripping out all of its ecology and economics code because deer stopped spawning and the players thought it was a game breaking bug. Just like real life, nobody noticed or understood their own contribution, but got very angry about suffering the consequences of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon`C View Post
    The standard counterexample is UO, which ended up ripping out all of its ecology and economics code because deer stopped spawning and the players thought it was a game breaking bug. Just like real life, nobody noticed or understood their own contribution, but got very angry about suffering the consequences of it.
    I mean, there's alot to a game like UO that isn't accurate to reality enough that I don't take that example to represent much. For one, no game makes combat and healing serious enough.. if a game made you take weeks in a hospital to heal bullet wounds, you wouldn't spend much time in that game gunfighting. Same with slaughtering animals. Low cost. And then I bet the size of the deer population and space for them was way too small to begin with, like they dumped 1000 apex predators into 10 acres with 100 deer.

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    Like the whole point of video games is to give the player more power than they have IRL, so any game which would accurately model anything would be incompatible with fun. They're kind of at odds.

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    Ultima Online or what?

    It seems like that game stardew valley is pretty popular with frustrated millenials who want to homestead but are priced out of the market. Combine that with their obsession with 'permaculture' and if they think theyre learning and simulating their off grid food forest paradise/simulating the evils of capitalism I think you could throw in so microtransactions and loot boxes and make a **** load of cash dude
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    Ultima Online or what?

    It seems like that game stardew valley is pretty popular with frustrated millenials who want to homestead but are priced out of the market. Combine that with their obsession with 'permaculture' and if they think theyre learning and simulating their off grid food forest paradise/simulating the evils of capitalism I think you could throw in so microtransactions and loot boxes and make a **** load of cash dude
    Yes Ultima Online. IIRC some game dev conference talk from one of the devs talked about dynamic populations, but since it was an MMO players just slaughtered the animals en masse and destroyed the population.

    I don't know if trying to create complex ecological systems is compatible with a game about feeling nostalgic and warm 24/7. Might be going for different markets there.

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    I dunno i alternate between desperate nostalgia and schadenfreude over seeing us **** up our environment in the same hour most of the time I dont think im that unusual
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reid View Post
    Like the whole point of video games is to give the player more power than they have IRL
    For example, Pac-Man let’s you simulate eating cherries, even if you might have a food allergy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spook View Post
    I dunno i alternate between desperate nostalgia and schadenfreude over seeing us **** up our environment in the same hour most of the time I dont think im that unusual
    Who doesn't? We're all ****ed anyway though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eversor View Post
    For example, Pac-Man let’s you simulate eating cherries, even if you might have a food allergy.
    Rofl, yeah I guess my comment was too limited. Some games aren't exactly about that. But many are.

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    So how about Watchmen, huh? I liked it, but the politics of the show make it pretty distant from ideas behind the original graphic novel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eversor View Post
    So how about Watchmen, huh? I liked it, but the politics of the show make it pretty distant from ideas behind the original graphic novel.
    Need to watch the Watchmen, so I can reply....

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