This weekend as I was scrubbing the toilet while my character was busy processing some trade goods, I realized how effortless it was for me to keep my gaming while everything else in my life changed. It occurred to me that I’m able to be such an active gamer in large part because of the advent and popularity of MMO’s, and the way they’ve adapted and changed over the years to include a broader spectrum of players, a gaming mecca that has allowed even those who’d never gamed before to find themselves drawn to the MMO landscape.
I was reading Stubborn’s article yesterday about the erosion of social activities in the leveling experience as he ventures forth in SW:TOR. While I can’t say that I can talk about that game in particular, as someone who considers herself a somewhat sociable player in MMO’s, I found that the article didn’t really resonate with me. Although I commented, I wanted to expand and explore that comment, and the general topic a bit more.