On February 11,2009 I posted something that I really felt would ring true with how a lot of us are feeling based on a variety of post that seemed to be looking for something similar. The theme that I was hearing was lets work together to make things better for all members instead of trying to make the other teams fail at any cost. Don't misread me, I feel competition is a good healthy thing. However, in this case it didn't feel like things were going in that direction. I'm posting this in each forum to make sure most members see it.
A few days have past since this post and when I sat down at my computer today it was still on my mind. I had a thought that those that feel this way could make a post acknowledging it and ask the Directorate to remove all colors and to return us to one community working together to solve the final "Heists." Who knows maybe this is exactly what the Directorate is looking for.
The following was the post from February 11,2009:
When we first entered this phase of the Heist I don't anyone who had a real clear understanding of what direction it would take us. Initially it seemed that the more comments we made and the more we changed our avatars, the more points we earned. To come up with something that would meet these expectations I developed a premise that my avatar was missing and other avatars could create dialog regarding attempts to try to find and return my avatar to its rightful place. Yesterday there seemed to be some clarity on what we perceived needed to be done with the addition of teams based on assigned colors. Tonight when I started reading comments on how to move up the rankings of teams etc... I thought maybe we needed to reconsider the direction we were heading. I felt we needed to forget about what had been done prior to this point and see what I can do to help bring my color's ranking up. However, once I started typing I stopped. My thoughts had gone back to where I started and as I looked back at my screen guess what I saw. Yes, it was my avatar.
The imaginary journey that originally was thought to have no real purpose brought me to what I think is the place the powers that be at MacHeist would like us to find: To bring everyone together to work as one team to win all that MacHeist has to offer.
I have a place where dreams are born,
and time is never planned. It's not on any chart,
you must find it with your heart.
Never Never Land...