Wednesday, February 22, 2017

If Donald Trump Were A Gamer, He’d Be The Tank

While a tank keeps the enemy busy and distracted, the less-armored skilled players can get into position to work for the glory of the guild.
President Trump sees our society like a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG). Set aside the fact that Trump probably has no idea what an MMO is (even though I hear Barron Trump is so good with Minecraft). That doesn’t matter, because MMORPGs are designed to be like the real world. Every move made and situation encountered affect the character for the rest of its life.
When players enter an MMO they have a lot of freedom to decide how they want to play, and are invited to create a character. All characters are created equal. They are endowed by their programmer with certain inalienable rights, that among these are the right to spawn, explore, and collect resources.
Of course, not all characters have the same skill sets. Some characters might be better suited for one task or another because of skills the player chose when creating them, or developed through gameplay. Some characters might even be able to skip ahead and develop faster than others because they have enough credits to buy advanced equipment or training programs thanks to an abundance of wealth, but all have the opportunity to keep grinding or completing advanced tasks to level up.
Look at the ways Trump has built his business brand around his personal identity. He made big moves whenever he could. He broke into the New York real estate market and unlocked the Trump Tower achievement thanks to a combination of family money, diligent deal-making, and unabashed moxie. He furthered his brand recognition and embedded his name in New York politics by taking over the Wollman Rink renovation in 1986. He got into Atlantic City gambling when it was profitable, and made sure to set up the casinos so that when they failed he wouldn’t risk much in financial assets.
Read the rest of this op-ed from The Federalist HERE.

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