|Phisa, Terra, and Emily at the Magma Cafe|
|Jason and Jack check out the nether's hottest restaurant|
|Some more spectacular builds|
The funny thing is that there are times when some of the Grims yearn to return to a time before our server was so developed and there were so many players. Terragrim describes it as the desire to be a "Rare Penguin". This Club Penguin allusion delights in being one of a select few at the very beginning of something new and different. It might not feel as special when it's shared.
Hubby has seen this phenomenon in other games. He says he can relate to game nostalgia - fondly recalling how difficult it was to do certain things and the sense of awe and wonder when certain areas were discovered. It's hard to recapture that feeling later on.
This is not to say we don't enjoy having new members - we encourage it; it makes game play fresh and new - but I know I look back on how tough it was for me to make my first house and I miss it a bit. Maybe these are two separate desires. I'm not sure. I don't think I'm articulating all the nuances that the "Rare Penguin" wish can suggest, but it's late as I write this, and there's always another blog post to try and clarify.