Adapting the gameplay in Christ.

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Adapting the gameplay in Christ.

The purpose of this group is to discuss and develop ways to help to adapt the gameplay in already heavily played games. Also, it is intended to work the basis for a further evangelization process.

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Comment by Tiago Faceroli Duque on May 30, 2011 at 1:36pm

I have the intention to start something at World of Warcraft.

Someone up to help me with?

I'd thank a lot!

Comment by Tiago Faceroli Duque on June 3, 2011 at 6:38am

What I meant was to think some sort of approach, some Gospel (in the arcaic Meaning of the word: God Spell) into the players daily life.

The intention is far from creating a game, is actually supporting the game players. Once my fiancée told me that games were evil.

But Bible itself says:

Matthew 15:17-20

New International Version (NIV)

17 “Don’t you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body? 18 But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. 20 These are what defile a person; but eating with unwashed hands does not defile them.”

Its not the game, but what you do in the game that is bad. Those are not my words.

A Mmorpg tends to reproduce the society, and so, there's charity and hatred, all in the same place, just like in the Earth.

My proposal is to prepare those peoples to act with God in their mind. We must do everything in the name of God, for it to turn pure, but also, we have to respect his laws.

The question is: How to do that in a MMORPG or other game of any kind?

Comment by Tiago Faceroli Duque on June 3, 2011 at 4:10pm

Thank you for your advises. May God bless you.

Still, I'll try to do something.

Comment by Lydia on June 4, 2011 at 2:53pm

Hi there,

I am confused by Anthony's thoughts on this subject. Maybe suprised is a better word. My impression from one of the conversations he started on his blog made me think he would've been all over this idea. I do understand and have heard his type of position before, but that would actually end up being an arguement against being a missionary. :S My impression is that you want to be a missionary on WOW. Is that what you are saying? With people living more and more life online, it has become yet another place to spread the Gospel. I'm all for people shining their light everywhere rather than hiding in the corner while cursing the darkness. I feel into that trap regarding Halloween. Satan even lies to us about that. He encourages us to huddle together where its safe and familiar. Remember the tower of Babel? Remember Christ's commandment to go into all the world and preach the Gospel? He even went and ate with prostitutes and tax collectors. God wants us out in the world. The "trick" (I wish I could think of a better word) is to get prayed up all the time, read the Bible every day, and have a good Christian support system (including CGDC's online community <grin>), so that in this undertaking one is the influencer rather than the one being influenced. I will have to check with one of my friends, but I may have a lead for you, Tiago. Please tell me more specifically what you would do in W.O.W.

Comment by Lydia on June 4, 2011 at 4:15pm
I'm sorry you had that experience. I never said it wasn't dangerous. Your warning is really good for those who might go in unprepared, unsupported and uncalled. When Jesus went to seedy places and spent time with sinners, He also spent hours alone with God, and that made the difference. We do befriend non-Christians authentically, not just to evangelize since everyone can tell if someone is really their friend or not. I did not say it was an easy, safe thing to do. I don't know if I could do it myself. Just like any missionary, one has to be called to do this/ be created by God to do this. And, even if called, one must still get prayed up all the time, read the Bible every day, and have a good Christian support system in and out of church. Of course this type of support is essential for anyone who wants to successfully live the Christian life. The idea is to be constantly familiarizing ourselves with God and the Bible so that we can spot anything counterfeit. The only way to not be influenced by the world is to be filled with God so there's no room for ungodly influences. That's the only way Christian movie reviewers keep from being influenced by the secular movies they watch.
Comment by Tiago Faceroli Duque on June 5, 2011 at 6:17am

I actually did my first try. It wasnt' succesfull, though, as people keep repeating "religion is bullshit", even while I was saying I was not talking about religion. But still, I wasn't ready yet, and even got good impressions.

Most of the players are teenagers, and when I proposed them a new way of seeing the game, they got intrested. I didn't use the word "Satan" a single time, for I don't like this word and I my purpose wasn't to give him the credits for the game.

They liked it. The thing is: It is almost impossible to leave the game and the addictiment in one step. If you keep saying: Stop, this is Satan's work. It won't go. In this case you'll make them go farther from God.

First we have to use example. Then show them the good way... and the other options, while staying together. I did that in the Guild I am, but I was a newcomer by the time. It might be a good first step to keep going without making it forced.

I'm hoping to be able to bring better results in the future. Also, I'll have to grow more and more to do this better.

God Bless.

Comment by Lydia on June 5, 2011 at 8:43pm

So, Tiago do you want me to track down that W.O.W. lead I mentioned in my first comment to this group?

Comment by Nathan Freemyer on June 29, 2011 at 7:48pm

Lydia, good points.

I think the key to all "outreach" is more a matter of listening to The Spirit, being honest, and keeping in mind that when Jesus spoke to sinners, especially the "lowest" of the "low," He didn't point out their issues and shortcomings. He draws out the nobility that is there. God doesn't necessarily want to change everything about us, but redeem everything about us, to take what we have bent into something unhealthy and straighten it into the beauty for which it was intended. It is when He is confronting the hypocrites and the "religious" teachers that He, with holy anger, pointed out their issues and how they were exploiting the people entrusted to their care.

Comment by Tiago Faceroli Duque on June 30, 2011 at 6:05am

The first point I want to highlight is that people dont want to hear that they are playing a game made by the Devil. No. That gets them further away from God then they were. This is a point I learned, and which I hope I can work with.

Yet I have much to learn. The more I learn, I'll post here.

Thanks!

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