Facere Canis (non asino)
Day 1,885 of the New World
17 January, 2012
Dogs are better than donkeys.
I mean, I'm not saying that a donkey won't get you to the bottom of the Grand Canyon for $122, or maybe fetch you a few € if you're willing to put the work in. I'm not saying that at all.
I just mean that in a social browser game, I'll take a dog over a donkey any day of the week.
It's like this; a donkey is stubborn (like some people).
You've seen the donkeys around here. These are the ones who have been complaining about the exact same things for, like, 2 years now and just won't let it go. Our donkeys are the ones putting themselves over the safety of our Nation. Our donkeys are the ones who can't see any hope or future in a little change. Our donkeys are the stuck players and sadly they make this game painful sometimes.
Dogs don't do that. Dogs seem to just forget when something bad happens to them. Like even if his master gets roaring drunk one night and smacks the crap out of him, a dog is right there the next morning with his slobbery tongue all over his master's face because... well, because he's a dog and that's what dogs do.
Let's not beat a dog, now, just to prove my point. That's silly. I'm just saying that a dog seems to understand that whatever it is we're all in, we're certainly all in it together.
A donkey, on the other hand, will never turn that corner. Or if he ever does, it's on his OWN TERMS ONLY.
That's just it, you see. You can't play a social browser game like this exclusively on your own terms. If you do, you're going nowhere and you're dragging more people down than lifting anyone up.
Can you get some attention as a donkey? Of course. Everyone listens to the donkey bray. But it sounds ridiculous and, frankly, unpleasant.
Donkey's are zero fun. Yes they get little projects done. But they give off no warmth and you can't really rely on them in a pinch. You never really work together with a donkey as much as you just hope he keeps wanting to do what it is you both need him to be doing. God I can't stand donkeys.
A dog is your best friend always. Probably because a dog just sees you as another dog. You're a lot slower and uglier than he is, but he doesn't mind all that because you're just such an awesome dog to be around all the time.
That's what makes dogs so awesome to be around all the time. Heck, a dog will even hang out with a donkey (until the donkey just up and wanders off. Of course most dogs will just up and follow unless it's nap time.)
Yep, dogs are awesome people to play this game with.
Donkeys? Not so much.
A donkey couldn't care a lick about anything but taking care of himself. Your dog would lay his life down for you. Friggin' donkey? Fat chance.
We just can't play eRepublik like donkeys and have any hope of this game surviving. And we have far too many mules around here.
So I'm askin' ya.
Do the dog. Start being nice to everyone even if you still can't stand them. Start being cordial to whomever you find on IRC when you log on. Look to make conversation, and not the ad hominem kind. Find something really awesome in the media once in a while and shout it. You know, step up your game by stepping up everyone else's game. Love each other for pete's sake.
If eUSA were to play like a pack of dogs, we'd be dominating.
So do the dog (not the donkey). Don't be a jerk.
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