Ask anyone that had ever played an online game and they will most probably tell you that it is addictive. Indeed it is. It’s an MMORPG also known as massive multiplayer online role playing game is one of those that had made millions of hardcore gamers lose sleep over. So what’s the beauty behind it? One may question. The reason is simple. It provides the player with another “world”. In there, there are no boundaries. They can be whoever they want to be and accomplish the things that in real life, they may never ever do.
Behind the screen, over the net, no one knows who you are, you ma
ybe jobless but online you can be a millionaire, you may be in your late 40s but in there you are back to you prime. Most, if not all MMORPG allows users to create a community in the form of clans or parties. And the joy that you get out from it is just like outdoing your peers in school or outperforming your colleagues at work. MMORPG offers you the reason to stay. Yes, it gives us a sense of satisfaction that we can only dream about having in real life. Once the online "world" took priority over the "real" world, you are going to lose valuable things in life, things that money cant buy. You can now socialize in the comfort of your home with people thousand miles away, you can gain friendships within the game itself, now this is dangerous if not carefully juggled. Being triumphant against them meaning you are actually better then them, at least in the game you are better. Online friends becomes more important then their childhood friends, sometimes even over taking the place of the family members. These points above are enough to get them hooked to the game but sooner or later, once they have grown tired of winning, or losing, you need some other things to keep them in game. Instead of playing again mindless AI controlled opponents, you are now pitting your skills against real people around the world. Another selling point about this sort of games is the challenge that it can create. Some may become too involved in the online "world" and began to neglect the people around them.