Yes, please do! I'm super busy this week -- kinda on the road on a laptop with a broken trackpad. But I'd really love to read this discussion on reddit or elsewhere (because I'm afraid we have scared away most of the people -- it must be because of your German! ) Ooooh, I love VideospielGefühl! <3 And you're right. German does lend itself to stringing words together to make longer words. My SO does German philosophy, so I totally understand. It's one of the language's strengths, methinks! But... but... but... do you mean your VideospielGefühl is different from my VideospielGefühl? *shock* Serious question: you really don't think it 'feels like a video game' when you see a long list of items? I know it kinda does for me, and I think that's what a lot of authors try to emulate (but which I don't think works that well in books -- and doesn't work at all when it comes to audiobooks) That said, anything 'world-changing' doesn't feel like a video game to me, like the moment unique quests pop up for the MC, it kinda ceases to be an MMORPG, and at that point there's something wrong with the 'videogame-ness' -- and it's now more a 'Chosen One fantasy' -- if that makes sense. And if it's supposed to have a single-player aesthetic, it should be more... problem-solving, and there can't be other players, because not everyone can be the Chosen One... I guess that's what I'm referring to. If you go WoW-style, it has to be decently balanced. If you go Elder Scrolls-style, everyone else has to be NPCs (I have no idea how Elder Scrolls Online works), if you go tabletop style, you be super creative and have fun and go as a party... I'm not saying you have to stick to these, but if you go against this too much, the world, to me, feels like 'fantasy with stats', rather than 'a game' -- does that make sense? Yeah... that one was a long shot. I kinda like the idea of categories and perfect grading scales. When we did semantics in linguistics there was this exercise where you try to come up with the minimum 'rules' to distinguish between the meanings of different words, like "cup" "glass" "dish" "bottle", etc., or this 'action set', like "walk", "run", "stroll", "wander", "jog", "prance" -- that was one of the funnest things I've ever done. I'll think more about flavors... Dang... gotta run again. Will come back soon.