I realize there are a bunch of different reasons why folks play Empire Avenue. Many use EA as a platform to boost their business. A few are looking to expand their contacts. Some use it to promote a favorite cause. Others of us are pretty clueless about why we are here. I believe that almost everyone here would like to have some fun.
Personally I wish the EA management would help us out with this, but they seem to be too distracted at this time. I could see contests, drawings, team competitions, and all sorts of foolishness sponsored by EA to lighten the current mood. Perhaps a funny blog post or two…tales from Rudiger the squirrel like this FB post from a few years ago: https://www.facebook.com/EmpireAvenue/posts/144913805527463
Unfortunately that does not seem to be in the cards. I wonder if we in the EA community can step into this breach. I have seen some missions that were very kind. I have seen some FB posts in groups that attempted to encourage and galvanize the Avenue. I know some of the leader board folks have discussed sponsoring a contest or two using their own eaves for prizes. The Zen vs. X-Bar contests predate me, but I wonder about something along those lines. Perhaps the Paused versus the Unrelenting Positives is more appropriate these days.
I don’t really have any answers these days. Just had a moment to engage in idle speculation waiting for my next Mai-Tai to be delivered to my undisclosed vacation location. Have a great time wandering down the Avenue!