In another thread, someone brought up a couple ideas that have been mentioned before: that SotA is catering to the decorator population, and that the portion of the overall decorating gamers who want to live in a medieval fantasy world is too small to support a game. I'm not at all convinced that these propositions are true. Yes, I think Catnip is trying to cater to the decorator population, but I don't think they're doing so successfully. And while the medieval fantasy decorators may not be numerous enough to support a WOW or Second Life, I do think there are enough of us to comfortably support a small but stable niche game, especially if the game has things to attract non-decorators too. And while it wasn't mentioned specifically recently, there's sometimes a hint in these conversations that "catering to the decorators" goes hand-in-hand with ignoring other parts of the game, that the decorators all want their new deco first and foremost and don't care what else gets neglected in the meantime. And I don't think that's true at all. After all, we're here, aren't we? Not in Second Life, not in the Sims. For whatever reason, we chose to live in a medieval fantasy-based world. I have my own OpenSim. If ALL I wanted was to decorate, I could do it to my heart's content there, never spending a real-world dime, never having to grind to pay taxes, never worrying about lag or about what my neighbor thinks is aesthetically appropriate, limited only by the amount of time I put into it. But I'm still putting time into SotA instead. Because I want to decorate, but I also want to adventure, and I want to do both in the same medieval fantasy world, shaped by its own story narrative and its own consistent cultures, and I fell in love with the world SotA created. There's value for me in an immersive medieval fantasy world that a modern or eclectic environment wouldn't provide. And I don't want to have to juggle two worlds and decorate in one while I get my adventuring fix elsewhere. But I'm only one person, and obviously, some of our population have very different ideas than I do about what's appropriate deco content. So I'd like to get a feel for where the other decorators stand on these things. Are you here just as a decorator, or do you combine decorating with other activities? How high is decorating content in your priorities for the game? And what kind of decorating content is your priority? Why are YOU here instead of Second Life or the Sims? What is it that you get, or hope to get, out of being here? What is it that would make you feel you're getting the right value for your money and your time? For clarification: In the poll above, clockpunk/Kobold tech absolutely counts as part of the "medieval fantasy" theme, not as "modern and eclectic." Also, these questions -- the poll and the ones in my post -- are really intended for people for whom decorating is a significant part of your playstyle. If deco is being added supposedly to market to the decorators, it's the decorators themselves whose opinions I want to test out. If you're not a decorator, you can't really say what a decorator wants out of a game any more than I can say what a min-maxxer what's out of their game.