Red Queen’s Race

“Well, in our country,” said Alice, still panting a little, “you’d generally get to somewhere else — if you ran very fast for a long time, as we’ve been doing.”

“A slow sort of country!” said the Queen. “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!”

: Zubon

7 thoughts on “Red Queen’s Race”

  1. Running twice as fast as you can just makes the rubber-banding feel worse than it actually is. She should log out for a while to clear her head.

  2. I think he’s referring more to how progression works in MMOs. To stay up to speed with everyone else you have to constantly work at it (run in place).

  3. Clearly the Queen has her speed hax set to 110%, which is silly, since everyone knows the GMs can detect anything above 107%.

    1. Albert is closest to my intent. Not even keeping up with everyone: the Red Queen is on a treadmill, running but staying in place (they are always even-level enemies).

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