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>Why is an Eve battle that destroys tens of thousands of dollars of value (or more) more gripping than a minecraft world with tons of detail?

Minecraft isn't an immersive universe, and it doesn't really have that much detail to draw one's attention outside of gameplay.

Eve, meanwhile, has social and political depth and the complexity of its space opera setting, and its stories would make for interesting sci-fi drama even without the real world financial consequences.

It's basically the difference between the lore of Super Mario Bros and Game of Thrones.

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