I thought about this and i wanted to see how readers/writers enjoy a universe and what it takes for them to engross in it. I myself likes universes with plenty of back-story, characters and much more. So what does it take to create a interesting universe? This is what i gather from fictional universes. Plot- A plot detailed enough to make it a pulse-pounding experience, with plenty of thrills and rememberable events. A plot so developed the Characters feel almost real, real enough to be alive. A plot that sucks you in. Characters- Characters from all over the world, your world. Characters who speak different languages while speaking yours. Characters who share many goals to accomplish something far greater then themselves. Characters who are the biggest tools to a decorated world to fulfill. Fictional Languages- What makes your world more interesting, fictional languages for your inhabitants to speak in their lands. Countries- A world filled with many realms, with all different cultures. What makes your world noticeable. Weapons- For certain universes, Weapons that you can imagine that is similar to our world. Or something totally new. Politics and Government- The backbone of your world, what drives it to it's state, and so forth. Setting- The environment of your world. The part that shakes it up, gives all the color stored into your crafted world. Culture- The traditions and routines for your people and certain pieces that builds a foundation for your universe. Time- If your universe is different then ours, Time is what makes your World more foreign but more creative. Flora and Fauna- This is what surrounds your Setting, what makes your world all the more joyful or scary. So, what makes you enjoy a fictional universe? If so, what parts are the most important? If you are building a universe, i hope this narrowed it down a bit. If i don't have every element, i'll make sure to add on more to this thread.