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Life is just like a MMORPG.

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posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 11:02 PM
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A MMORPG is a massive multiplayer online role-playing game, for those who may be out of the know on the acronym.

Like any role-playing game, you the player take on the role of a character which becomes your avatar in the world of which the game system is based on.

Like any game system, they are Genre specific, implying an over-all theme for the game, and how the characters interact with the game world.

This world offers a multitude of themes which we observe through the span of time, entrenched in different eras. For example, you can be a Knight in medieval 13th century England. Or a shaman in a rain-forest tribe in 200BC.

Like any game system, you have a series of self-imposed limitations which confine you to the role of the character, to allow it to act in a believable way with the game world.

As your character advances, you progress along the world with experiences of the character in the role that it engages. At some point depending on the RPG, if you character dies, you simply roll a new character and start playing the game again.

In many ways, our life is like a RPG. This reality system provides us a human-body which is our interface with this world, it's our avatar and the character we play.

It is easy to see lots of common similarities to a RPG and life, but what if life really was a game, and you really are just playing a character in a massive game world, but didn't know it as that taboo breaks the rules?

When you start to study consciousness, and engage in some of the modern theories, for example Physicist Dr. Thomas Campbell author of "My Big Toe", provides a very interesting analogy of the Universe we exist in, from the perspective of consciousness.

Watch Dr. Thomas Campbells "My Big Toe"

His studies, like others who have attended the Monroe Institute in Faber Virginia have likewise also come to some startling conclusions about this reality, and consciousness. None more so then the founder Robert A. Monroe who authored "Journeys Out-of-the-Body", "Far Journeys", and "Ultimate Journeys". Which are highly recommended reads for anyone wanting a fresh look at 21st century conscious exploration.

What is described in the research and lectures summarizes reality as being one of many reality systems where we as a consciousness are participating in them by taking on a role of a character within the reality system.

Reality in a consciousness context, is merely organized intelligent energy forming itself into a convincing personal IMAX. Author Anthony Peak and friend Karl Marc have come up with a theory regarding a Bohmian IMAX experience where we, the observer are engaged by our inner IMAX experience which conveys the census of reality we experience.

The further we dive into consciousness, the more we uncover a role by which we are more then just a human. We are discovering we are a consciousness experiencing what it is like to be human.

Before the human, according to Robert A Monroe, we existed as a non-human intelligence in observation of a much grander, larger multi-verse and happened to stumble on a system which provides a human experience.

One of the rules of the experience, is total blackout of memory of original self, for the purpose of experiencing the human self.

In Roberts journey, he started to wake up out-of-body and realize that something more was afoot. That he could be conscious and self-aware in a state that wasn't his normal in-body human perspective. And he started to explore and document his experiences.

For him, his journey took him all the way back to his original entry point into the Human Experience, and gave him a tour of all the lives he accumulated since his arrival here.

In the end of his book Far Journeys, he describes that our original self can become addicted to human experience to the point that this experience is all it thinks it knows, and goes on, and on coming back to human life. Eventually, it starts to awaken and graduates from human life into what Monroe describes as INSPEC or a highly intelligent species. (Far beyond human intelligence).

My personal experience is on a journey similar to what Robert A Monroe writes about. It's one of the reasons I respect his work from a perspective of agreeable common realizations.

I remember existing before this life, and I remember having to come back to this life despite at the time, a big disagreement between the being sending me back, and myself then.

In some of my out-of-body experiences, I have observed people at what could be called the entry station to human experience, and I clearly remember them picking out time/place and the type of character attributes. It was exactly this memory reviewed that prompted me to share the life is a MMORPG concept.

So what kind of character are you playing?




posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 12:00 AM
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Originally posted by YouAreDreaming
if you character dies, you simply roll a new character and start playing the game again.



Man i really really wish that life was like a MMORPG and had this option ...



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 12:06 AM
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Here is a link to "Far Journeys" (Online pdf) by Robert A Monroe, if you have never read it, it will certainly open up some doors of perception.

Just a FYI the work at the Monroe Institute ultimately entered the hands of the US military and influenced project StarMan when the US started down the road of Remote Viewing.

I personally think Monroe's work is probably one of the greatest achievements of spin doctoring the truth about it all in a great set of three books and a fascinating research institute.

You may be surprised that the option to re-roll a character and come back may not be a far fetched fantasy after all.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 12:16 AM
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Well since my avatar is me I guess i'll be playing me, as I always am based in reality & not gamerland.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 12:18 AM
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Not quite. You don't respawn when you die.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 12:25 AM
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Pen and paper RPG's fit the model in the whole, re-roll a character after death if resurrection is not possible. It's the dreaded re-roll that gamers loathe in these types of games.

The immersion factor of this game is that we don't even realize we are playing it until we emerge from it, usually by the time we have to re-roll the character.

Understandably, we are locked within the rigid rule set of the character and game system having access to our original self as a reference point to realize we are sitting in some cosmic arcade in the first place.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 12:27 AM
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I beg your pardon I respawn just about every night thank you.



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 12:36 AM
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I am not sure if it's Buddhism or Hinduism that look at sleep as a mini-death, so you are right, we are respawning every night, or day depending on when we wake up



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 04:44 AM
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More like, RPGs is based on LIFE.

Thats where the idea of experience happens, more often you practice the better you get at things.

And it sounds to me more like you just watched the Matrix... its not really mind blowing stuff... I had those possibilites as a kid lol

btw reply to post by smokehouseslim
 

LOL!! ew

[edit on 6-4-2009 by Ridhya]



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 05:04 AM
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Nice thread S & F'd.

Something i've always thought too, and mainly through playing video games. I think it's easier to see the similarities better when you are a gamer though, or appreciate it more. Hey, but once you are aware its all a game you can take advatage of your gaming skills - Is there a video game conspiracy to prepare a generations of kids into aquiring these skills to use later in life?
Hmmmn then could Infinate lives be an achievement to be gained then???



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 06:42 PM
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Or maybe it was the board game 'Game of Life' that gave me early insight - in short i found that the shortest route, not going the Academic route and getting a job straight after leaving school had a good as chance of winning as the player who went to Uni, it was a mixture of luck and wisdom that helped you win.

Tried to find the ad for this game but failed but whilst doing so...

ahead of its time?




and now take a look at these ones
- err...i mean


Bargain Hunt


Go For Broke



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:38 PM
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Looks like a rolled a computer geek with +3 networking skills.

Can I reroll?



posted on Apr, 6 2009 @ 09:39 PM
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I am guessing that you have played the game Second life ?

Nice post



posted on Apr, 8 2009 @ 09:29 AM
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so... ummm... anyone got any cheats?



posted on Apr, 8 2009 @ 11:23 AM
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Originally posted by GobbledokTChipeater
so... ummm... anyone got any cheats?


I've heard this one dude 2,000 years ago could activate God mode.




posted on Apr, 8 2009 @ 11:31 AM
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Originally posted by baseball101

Originally posted by YouAreDreaming
if you character dies, you simply roll a new character and start playing the game again.



Man i really really wish that life was like a MMORPG and had this option ...


It is that way though. If you die without cleaving onto God while you're still alive, you reincarnate until you get to a point where you become cleaved onto God. The goal isn't a physical body, heaven forbid that we just get continually reincarnated over and over. I really really wish it ISN"T like that



posted on Apr, 8 2009 @ 06:18 PM
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Also there are those in an MMORPG who just play to get the highest levels and the best stuff and the most prestige. Then there are those who break out of the rat race and realize that it's all about the challenge and judge themselves based on their skill, realizing that the challenge arises from your goal and what resources (level, gear, classes, numbers, gameplay experience even) you had to accomplish it. Breaking out of that rat race may leave you lonely at times but you can enjoy the game more. Though much of the enjoyment is in the company, and enemies... Then there are those who get to the high levels and have also broken out of the rat race obviously enjoying themselves. But the person who has broken out of the rat race will be happy as long as they have good company, no matter where they are in the game.



posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 12:00 AM
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Originally posted by GobbledokTChipeater
so... ummm... anyone got any cheats?


Well, I got one that kind of works. If you ever have a dream that comes true, you know the deja vu kind but you dreamt it, and you can lucid dream. You can combine the two states and change the precognitive dream.

Hack the dream before it comes true, the changes can happen here



posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 01:17 AM
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Originally posted by YouAreDreaming

Originally posted by GobbledokTChipeater
so... ummm... anyone got any cheats?


Well, I got one that kind of works. If you ever have a dream that comes true, you know the deja vu kind but you dreamt it, and you can lucid dream. You can combine the two states and change the precognitive dream.

Hack the dream before it comes true, the changes can happen here


I turned off reality (v1.3 if I recall correctly). I'm waiting for the devs to finish writing the new update where I get to unlock a sports car, shouldn't be too far off I think it's in BETA stage??



posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 04:21 AM
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I keep having this really bad feeling that I am going to wake up as "Duane Dibbley" realizing this is all an Alternate-Reality game, and my run in with a despair squid was really just good RPG.





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