If you have never touched a MMORPG (that’s Massive Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game for you
acronym-haters people not too well versed with acronyms) before and are considering investing in one, be prepared to spend time on it. Why?
- You probably pay for the MMORPG. At least, for playing in it. So make every hour count. If you aren’t paying for it, then your character is probably going to be reset after the (rather long) beta anyway, so why bother?
- You probably have nothing better to do with your life (except studying if you’re a student) if you’re playing a MMORPG anyway.
- MMORPGs are addictive. They force you to go through this endless cycle of gaining levels, buying new items and gaining more levels. So naturally the testosterone-pumped many will aim to compete with their friends in how fast they gain levels and cool items.
- You might be
running away from realitypractising the form of art named escapism. MMORPGs allow you to lord over puny monsters and slap dragons silly. Of course it’s better than the game called Life, which by the way is not a MMORPG to me. It’s life.
- Your friends might have been the ones influencing you to buy the MMORPG in the first place. And thus you are pretty much forced to keep up with them to keep within the social circle of
- You can make new friends in MMORPGs. People who you won’t meet anywhere else online. People who you won’t meet anywhere else offline. Japanese friends. Now that’s expanding your social circle.
- Final Fantasy XI rocks! ‘Nuff said.
Some of the above points might make no sense. Of course, it’s almost 3am right now and I’ve just been through a ten hour FFXI marathon. Off to the place called dreamland… might even see a couple of pink
monsters balloons there.