On 2009-04-14, Ben Lehman wrote:
Ralph: It's not the same as forcing someone to spend a A point to X or a B point to Y. You're not spending any resources when you judge a scene in Bliss Stage.
When someone spends resources, they expect to benefit from it. When someone is called upon to render a judgment as a service to fellow players, their attitude (and the results) are very different. It's the difference between a right and a responsibility.
Now, to be fair, there are people who can't play Bliss Stage: namely people who want all play decisions to be "optimal" and get very angry at people who they see as making "sub-optimal" decisions. But this is a very, very tiny subset of people, and I'm not particularly worried about alienating them (the same way that you're not particularly worried about alienating people who, say, don't like sword and sorcery books with Blood Red Sands.)