Why do we fight so hard for Uru?
It can't be just the modeling & sandboxing, there's tons of places to do that.
And it can't be just the social aspect, there's millions of sources for social interaction.
So, with all the other outlets, what is it that makes us grab on to Uru and hold on with the tenacity of homesteaders?
If you had to think of the one core thing, that makes you want to be a part of Uru, and not any of the other MMOs or Virtual Worlds, what is it? What's the seed of the Uru community?
(Discalimer & request: I am using this conversation as seed material for my presentation at the Austin Game Designer's Conference. Please indicate if I have your permission to quote you.)