Something that got me thinking... There is a potential in Wurm that does not get utilized. Why?
I see empty chairs anywhere, IRL or not, and I get sad.
As an avid explorer, I find so many large villas and houses with ample chairs, tables, and gathering places... beautiful gardens with benches...
I feel like most, if not all of it, never actually gets "used". Players build enormous halls and spaces, but no other soul will ever set foot upon them or sit in its chairs. Why is this?
With the ability of our avatars to sit down, the social aspect of Wurm has become more immersive (with the upcoming chat bubble update, it will become even more so.)
There is much potential for proper social gatherings, dinner parties, birthday parties, etc. But even at Impalongs, I've never seen players sit down together and chat. Or actually utilize a ship's ample seating and take a fun ride together. Why is this?
Other MMOs with a prominent social focus really utilize these things. Tables and chairs/couches/duvans are used all the time.
What is it that makes us reluctant to really be social with our avatars?