The point of the metagame is twofold: to build a world around the characters in which they must make decisions about what to do. and to provide a secondary gaming experiance for a group of friends who were interested in those aspects of the world.
I’m not surethat the two different levels can or should be played simultaneously. especially when one player has a vested interest in the outcome at different levels. Mabee that’s not so bad after all.
Attention was considered to be a part of the base game expressed on the Metagame level. Both facilitating and restricting those thinfgs a character can do between sessions. It also gave the characters a reason to do some things.