Boredom is good, sometimes. Boredom is a nice healthy stroll down a cold road in Skyrim with fast travel disabled. It’s a long, eventless cruise from sun to sun in Elite Dangerous, a dead and windless ocean in Sailaway. In other words, if you can deliver the right type of boredom in a videogame, you’ll be more precious to me than any explosive train wreck or god-on-god fist fight. The only obstacle is that there are so many wrong types of boredom.
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