I guess it could be likened to traditional time waster activities such as solitaire, flicking cards in a hat and such; except with those you can “win”, or at least increase your accuracy.
To be fair, Minecraft requires that you search for a variety of resources and depending on what you find, you can build tools, more advanced building materials, weapons, … so I probably shouldn’t describe it as “simple”. But it’s looks are deceiving in that regard, especially when you compare it to other first person, free roaming games of today–at least from a graphics standpoint it pales by comparison.
Naturally the idea for this comic came to mind when I’ve reflected on the number of hours I personally have wasted. Also, once again, special thanks to Scott Biddle who helped me with the dialog–the man has a gift for words!