"It’s not that I’m not trying. I want to get hooked on this game. I want to eagerly anticipate every new scrap of information it gives me. I want to cast longing looks at my debit card before reminding myself that grocery shopping comes first. But it’s flat-out impossible to connect with a world I only see in thirty-second flashes."
Mariel Hurd on why Fallen London's drip-feed approach doesn't let you get addicted enough to keep coming back.
"For years I resisted playing it, knowing from the barest descriptions that this game would hook me like cocaine. But last night, in a moment of weakness, I gave in, hid my wallet, and signed up.
It’s…not been the addictive marathon I was dreading."