How to prevent others from making mistakes you see them about to make?

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about an issue. The issue of me seeing people do dumb decisions and how could it be possible for me to prevent it. Both in life and game design.

I had this one on my mind for a long while, but lately two things pushed me to just make a blog post about it to express my feelings of frustration towards this.

I’m currently participating in an Alpha test for a game called Reassembly, by Anisoptera Games. Its a top down space shooter where you can build your ship out of simple modules and make something remarkable, then use it to defeat other remarkable ships in an open world galaxy.

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Then, I watched an interview by VICE on a rapper, who allegedly stole an armored police car along with some gold and is now sitting in prison, his artist name being Xatar.

These are just two concrete examples, but there are many, many, many, many… and many more. Some have already happened, others I can see happen before they will, but realize I’m powerless to stop it.

The common thing about the two above things and many other instances, is how people are often doomed to take actions or to make decisions that will have concequences they wish they could have avoided before it ever happened.

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