Making the World of Warcraft more trivial, one post at a time…

So it would seem that the real reason we want to solo in MMOs is because, deep down, we suspect that every other single player in our MMO du choix is, in all likelihood, a sociopath and will plot dire and lethal revenge against us if they in any way suspect that we think their gear is not up to scratch. Perhaps sensibly, it’s a reason that we’re not really admitting to ourselves.


Go read the whole article. You won't regret it.

  • Bruce Baugh

    I regretted it a lot and think less of its writer, who’s either callous or woefully ignorant about just how many people of how many kinds have genuinely good reasons to separate game time from the rest of their lives. I’d try posting some info, but they don’t strike me as actually wanting to know any more about others than they already do. Very disappointing.

  • While I understand where you’re coming from, I read the piece in a very different way.

    He mentions at least twice that he’s not really addressing the wider RealID issues, but a specific subset of complaints, some of which are, frankly, ludicrous, and which actually weaken the position of better anti-RealID complaints by association. (My view, rather than his).

    Yes, the piece is written in a glib way, that can come across as dismissive, but I do think there’s a genuine insight at the heart of it.