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An MMORPG Summer

An MMORPG Summer

Welcome to the May (barely) 2022 edition of...
What I'm Into, What I'm Working On

What I'm up to:

What I'm into:

I have decided to embark on a big research project this summer, with the help of some friends and family members, to play as many MMORPGs as possible before our kids go back to school in the fall. (Yesterday was their last day of school, so today is officially the first day of summer break!)

For those of you not into video games, MMORPG stands for Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game, and of all video game genres this one has always interested me the most.

I could give you a whole personal history of how video games have been a part of my life in different ways at different times, but for now I'll just say I've almost always become immediately bored with games I play by myself. I have friends who have sunk hundreds or thousands of hours into solo gaming, but I've never been able to do that.

I like games as a collaborative and social experience, and I have future plans in that realm, so this research project is a good excuse to have a lot of fun and learn as much as I can about my favorite game genre.

For now I am spending a little bit of time when I can with World Of Warcraft (free trial up to level 20), Lord Of The Rings Online (free to play), Final Fantasy XIV (free trial up to level 60), and Trove (free to play).

I will keep you posted on my progress as summer continues. Would you be interested in doing your own version of this research project and sharing your results with me? I would love to hear about it!