(From another Board, thought it would be interesting to see what you guys thought.
I remember the old disclaimer in XI telling us all not to sacrifice friends, family, school, or work.
But over the past few years I've been seeing an evolution.
For some people, MMO culture IS real life.
Whether people want to admit it or not WoW has made MMO's more mainstream to the point that it's an accepted way of Life.
Hanging out with friends online is not so much considered a waste any more.
I've heard rumors of RL couple being formed over online games since it's no longer that weird for girls to game.
I used to play a lot of XI. My roommates played it, one of which was a guy we met in our LS who hit hard times and needed a
place to stay so we invited him to move across the country from Utah to Georgia to crash with us. We'd never met him but because we spent so much
time together online we knew him and were comfortable with him joining us.
At what point does it become sacrificing real life just being your real life? I don't see, in our current era, how wasting time with your friends watching Sporting Events at a bar is any different than wasting time with your friends doing stuff online aside from the fact that you're actually doing stuff and not just watching.
Seriously, how dedicated to gaming are you and do you think your level of dedication is healthy?
Is it just something you only do when bored? Is it something you do often? Is it just what you do?