HBD is an enjoyable game, a pleasant pastime. But it has one serious downside -- the interminable downtime between seasons that so many HBD worlds are increasingly undergoing. This downtime, this dead time, tries our patience; indeed, it adds to our impatience -- not something most of us need or want.
HBDers counsel me to buy a second team, or even two more teams, so as to always have a team up and running and, therefore, avoid fretting the down time. But, to me, a second team would dilute my enjoyment of the game. I wouldn't enjoy pretending I am the GM of two simulated baseball teams. Too much like playing chess with oneself.
Other HBDers advice me to choose a "good world," that good worlds roll over rapidly. All I have to do is get out of the "tard worlds" I invariably wind up in and all will be well. But how does one distinguish a "good world" from a "tard world?" I am unaware of a ranking system that grades the many HBD worlds by degrees of goodness and "tardness." And, with a livelihood to earn, I can't live in HBD, hovering, watching, measuring and ranking the various worlds from my own observation -- even if I knew how to do that.
Therefore, since HBD seems unconcerned with addressing the downtime issue, indeed is incented not to address it, since the downtime encourages their customers to purchase multiple teams, it has finally dawned on me that I can probably find more amusing ways to squander $24.95 on the internet, ways that involve a little more action.
And so I quit HBD. Goodbye everybody.
10/28/2013 10:37 AM (edited)