We live in exciting times. In our recent history the fabric of the global community has undergone a number of shifts. The Arab Spring, war in Afghanistan, the monetary crisis in Europe, China is selecting new leadership, Israel and Gaza are at it again. Plus so many more things! More then I have time to name.
The world is an exciting, interesting place right now. (For better or worse!)
But the Vine? Its a boring, stale, stagnate place.
Its choked by Empires. Empires that are perfect. Empires that never change. Empires that will NEVER fall. Empires that take up huge portions of the world and DON'T DO ANYTHING WITH IT!
Paese Di Tenebra
Or whatever the heck its called. So they have ALL of Russia, almost all of France, and Iceland. Okay. So, with all that territory surely some exciting stuff is going down here? After all that's a big team roster with some big names, they've got something big right!
In my entire time on the RPG forum absolutely nothing has happened. Its one of the biggest, most important and critical parts of the world. It has been completely transformed into a nation that doesn't resemble Russia at all, France floats around in space or something, and they have an army of dragons.
It sounds exciting, except its not exciting at all. Its dead. NOTHING HAPPENS.
There are a THOUSAND cool storylines that could be done with Russia and Europe, but too bad! All the real estate is tied up by people who are completely inactive.
How long has it been like this? More importantly, how long will it continue to be like this?
In your minds eye imagine a year into the future. Imagine things contuining in the same vein they are in now. Russia is still tied up by the same small, mostly inactive, group. And its still dead.
Is that really the future?
Sadly, yes. That's the future for Russia in the Vine. Dead, empty, inactive. Unless there is a big change that's going to be the future for years at least.
Santo Rey Empire
One of the most tumultuous, politically divisive, and violent places in all the real world. Jerusalem, oil, Islam, the Arab Spring, this is an exciting place in real life, which makes it RIPE for vine stories.
Except in the Vine is all one empire, and everyone gets along perfectly and everything is nice. Oh, and its also deader then a door-nail too.
Founded two months ago it has had a few moments of very brief excitement. And that's it. This is one of the deadest empires ever.
Its also one of the least likely empires I can dream up. I mean of all the places in the world to say everyone gets along? Seriously?
Santo Rey Empire just rips the excitement out of one of the most exciting and fast moving places in the world. And for how long? How long will this persist?
Years I guess. Years of stagnation.
I've saved the worst for last.
So by some kinda magic some of the largest economies in the world get taken over. Fine, okay I'm cool with that for the purpose of a good story and some fun. But there was never any story, or any fun. Just BAM EMPIRE! And that's it. NOTHING EVER HAPPENED.
Seriously, a combination of the worlds most powerful nations and ZERO RESULTS.
Its military is even more off the charts then Paese Di Tenebra's dragon airforce. They've got the most powerful forces in the world, that just popped up out of no where, and have done exactly nothing ever.
How long will this go on? Years probably. A giant chunk of the world, dead, stagnant, unmoving, for years.
So, here we are. All you empire owners are no doubt pissed at me. Tough. I'm pissed at you.
You land grabbed giant chunks of the world, with that I was okay. But then you just set on them and did nothing. With that I am not okay. Other people play here too.
If you're not going to use it, just let it go. The Vine needs to MOVE.
And I'm sick of these motherf%^$ing empires on my motherf#$%ing planet.