By July 5, 2006

MORG Free, Time Free

I’ve been playing Massively Multi-player Online Role Playing Games for quite a long time. I started with Everquest at launch, then Dark Age of Camelot, then Shadowbane, then City of Heroes, (beta-tested Star Wars Galaxies at some point in there), then World of Warcraft, and finally EVE Online. I played Everquest for about three or four months, then ditched out for Starcraft and a few other games (Master of Orion II comes to mind) until picking up DAOC during launch month in October or November of 2001. I have probably had an active subscription to a MORG ever since.

You have to pay monthly to continue playing these games, but that was never an issue for me. I got my money’s worth — I think my first character in WoW racked up twenty days played alone (that’s 480 hours of playtime) for about $150 in subscription fees. Watching the equivalent cost of ninety minute movies in the cinema at $6 a ticket runs an estimated $1920. Bargain. Plus, MORGs are interactive; even farming gnolls, werewolves, red orcs, murlocs, and ‘rats requires some degree of planning and tactics.

I was taking a semi-break from WoW when I started Gibberish, and I racked up a fair number of entries in short order. Thanks to Semagic, I was able to queue up my LiveJournal entries and publish them on a schedule (I do the same thing now that Gibberish is on WordPress, the Web interface has that functionality built-in). I started playing WoW again, and then EVE, and my Gibberish entries began to decline. I played more, and wrote less.

I stopped playing EVE and MORGs altogether about three weeks ago. As you can tell by the posting history, I’ve been jabber-jawing again. I’ve also put a fair amount of time into learning the ins-and-outs of WordPress. She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid. I’ve made a lot of special modifications myself. Add modding Xboxes, training, and work (oh yeah, can’t forget about work), and I’ve found I don’t miss MORGs. I was glad to play those games when I did, as it certainly gave me a lot of good memories. I just feel like now that I’m MORG free I am doing a lot of other things with my time. I’m happier, and feel more satisfied.

For now. 😉

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  1. Bond says:

    I’m pleased with your results. LOL, just wait till the next big game comes out!

    I think MMOs are more suited to fall/winter. Even as a hardcore gamer, I find it arduous to play an MMO with sunshine beaming into my window and birds chirping.