Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Oh where is my hobbit?
I was watching Season 2 of Big Bang Theory and there was an episode where the character known as Penny, got addicted to Age Of Conan (easy to do, gorgeous game) and Leonard (a main character) came up to her and tried to point out that she was substuting real life accomplishments with Virtual world accomplishments because they're easier than the real-life ones (he said this line more eloquently than that, but you get the point).
I think this is one of the dangers with mmo's. The life of an mmo'er is filled with giving their virtual character accomplishments, that keeps them enticed to play more. It's so much easier to see, find, and do these 'accomplishments' online than it is in real life. This is probably a deeper subject when you get down to the nitty-gritty of it then I'm about to attempt, but it is food for thought, something to contemplate when your killing an orc to get the latest trait; or fishing in Orgrimmar for that accomplishment; or flying through a donut in City of Heroes just to get a badge; or get your next crop in Farmville.
So as I yammer on, I leave you with a picture of my Ferengi, enjoying the sun on Risa ... the closest thing to a tropical beach that I'll see anytime soon.