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I finally joined the dragon version of neopets - is anyone else a member? We should be friends. Here's me.

I'm always way too easily amused by the in-universe implications of game mechanics. As soon as I started playing, I had to find find my dragons food. Does Flight Rising avoid the uncomfortable truth that in order for your dragons to eat meat, animals have to die? No. It leans in. One of the first things I fed my dragons was an adorable pink owlet with big eyes.

And then there's transmutation. You can boil down anything into sludge: trinkets, raw materials, wildlife, familiars. The last one demands some thought. We know at many of the familiars are sentient, based on their flavor text. Do they scream as you throw them into the cauldron?

I'm not going to even address the fact that your dragons are directed to breed by an invisible hand, and their ugly children sold off to serve the gods.

I think the world of Flight Rising is a terrifying place.

Date: 2017-07-15 07:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] anandrine
No. It leans in. One of the first things I fed my dragons was an adorable pink owlet with big eyes.

nooooo, omg!

i think my wife played flight rising for a time (at least, it was def some kind of dragon breeding game online) but i didn't realize how brutal the world was lol.

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