The thoughts that come to mind when thinking about MMORPG’s, Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game’s, are thoughts about strategically picking/creating your own avatar. Some games that I have had personal experience in include:
- Maple Story
- Diablo II
Runescape was the very first mmorpg I played back in my high school years. I can still remember killing chickens, cows, chopping down trees, mining, fishing, cooking, questing and more. I used to play this game constantly after school, it was my addiction. It was something I could own up to, something that gave me virtual meaning. I went online to fight the virtual monsters in hopes of someday fighting real monsters. In a small way I thought Runescape taught me a lot. I learned that copper and tin make bronze. I learned how to buy/sell materials. I learned how to trust people. I gained friends from doing quests.
Maple Story, Flyff, Eudemons were free mmorpg’s I decided to play with my freshmen roommate. These were basic short bursts of fun. As soon as my roommate got as high a level as he could he would find another mmorpg and I would follow. I took me until junior year to kick the habit of mmorpg’s. My life had now been plopped. All this time spent in front of screen, has dampered my chances of finding reality. What I did instead of mmorpg’s was sit blindingly in front of a TV and just watch what ever was on. That is also unhealthy, but what was I to do? I was used to the fact of being in front of screen. Luckily I had somehow made friends with someone active, my freshmen roommate came to knowing. Dodgeball is one of my favorite get togethers with my friends.
Diablo II was the very first mmorpg I payed for and enjoyed playing a lot with actual friends. It brought back old memories of virtual addiction and sadly has gotten me hooked once again. Mentioning the game name has made me want to continue playing. It was recently that I decided to take a break from playing the game. I’m on day four and I haven’t even touched the game.
If only I could use this kind of experience on my application….that would be the day.