Have you ever heard of video games?
Or computer games?
Better yet, do your kids go bananas over playing games like Minecraft, Team Fortress 2, Starcraft, Warcraft and others?
Heh, if so….you'll love this post!
You see, it all started when HS1 and HS2 decided to play Minecraft.
Ummm, it's kinda sorta a game where you, um, mine stuff. Yeah! That's the ticket!
To quote Wiki:
…The game is focused on creativity and building, allowing players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D world. The game has two variants – free Classic and paid Beta – where Classic is focused entirely on construction with unlimited material supply, whereas Beta requires players to acquire resources themselves, and contains mobs, player health, and additional features and items. The gameplay is heavily inspired by Infiniminer by Zachtronics Industries, Dwarf Fortress by Bay 12 Games and Dungeon Keeper by Bullfrog Productions. …MORE…
That by itself is boring…here's what utterly magnificent!
Yesterday, HS1 and HS2 had a disagreement which was resolved…but still took a toll on them.
And then HS1 had the brilliant idea of:
"Hey! We can both play Minecraft together and work as a team and get rid of our icky feelings!"
Pardon me as I gently exclaim
Think about this for a moment, aye?
Two siblings consciously choose to work out their angst via a MMORPG.
Is that the most awesomely incredible thing you've heard today?
Here they are in all their Minecraft glory:
You can see HS1 suggesting to HS2 their next plan of action.
I don't know about you, but I never ever *ever* thought of online video games as a way for siblings to work issues out…together.
The amount of character-building I've been experiencing now for the past few days – it will definitely last me years and years, but wow.
It's ever so much worth while!!
Thus, if you have more than one child at home, and if they have similar interests….see if they can become a team at an online game.
You might find it will be a sanity-saver when issues might arise.
ps – speaking about MMORPs, have you seen: