I had my weekly meet up last night. As I was driving home, I was reminded that it is the joy I have playing this game with actual people, who I enjoy spending time with, that keeps me in it.
Online games feel like a necessary evil to me. They are a good way to practice, but I just don’t tend to have as much fun. (I will say that now the the Online Cache Refresh tournament is in its fourth round, that does have a lot of the feeling like a local meta thanks to Slack and lots of fun people playing.)
I have to drive an hour each week to play my face-to-face games. I’ve thought of not doing that from time-to-time, but I’m pretty sure I’d quit playing this game if I could not play face-to-face on a regular basis.
So here is a thank you to everyone who works hard to keep their local metas alive and meeting. They are more important to the health of this game than you know.