This is not just why TES is special, this is why gaming is special. Collaborative creativity. The sharing of the “divine” act of creation through play. Authorial control is not lost, it is multiplied – we are all part of the Godhead. What some have seen as gaming’s creative Achilles heel is, in fact, the source of its power. It’s creating a dream, and sharing it with other dreamers, who then make it their own and share it back.
A point I've jabbed at twice in the short history of this blog, succinctly and effectively skewered. I've been finding it difficult, lately, to maintain this kind of optimism: too preoccupied with the ultra-mainstream to remember that incredible work has been and is being done. It's nice to be reminded why I care in the first place. Thanks for that.