Wow... This blogging stuff is great. I just type in a bunch of crap, and no one reads it! YAY!!! Alright, well today I plan to discuss with myself my favorite MMPORG and why. If anyone reads this - - MMPORG is short for Massively Multi-Player Online Roleplaying Game.

What it really means - - Everyone who is internet friendly has at one time or another participated in a chat room. Most people who grew up in the 80's & 90's have likely been to an arcade and played a video game or two. MMPORGs take a chat room and incorporate it into a 3-D game for your viewing and typing enjoyment.

I've been participating in MMPORGs for over 5 years, and it consumes nearly every free waking moment of my time. Now I ask myself - Why? The answer is quite simple...

I enjoy being disconnected from 95% of civilization - - bad drivers on the road, stoopid teenagers at the movies, snotty 30-somethings trying to prove themselves at restaurants, gossiping co-workers, flirtatious married men at dance clubs, assholes "walking" their agressive dogs without a leash, fat neighbors who let their 3-year-old children play in the street unsupervised, perverts who shop the children's section at Target watching little kids pick out new pajamas, women who openly hate men so much they borrow their significant other's credit card to charge it up and leave the guy, people who want something for nothing and pitch a fit when they get it but not in the color they wanted, old folks who think because they're old they can treat all other people however the hell they want, cashiers anywhere who act pissed off at you just for coming through THEIR line, and most of all - - people who talk at you but not with you and think you care about what a jerk that cashier was in the line at Target last week on Tuesday at noon.

All of the above are people I come in contact with on a daily basis, and it hurts me to see where civilization has gone... the only time I really love to be out around town is when the rest of the world is seeing Chaos. To explain, I think when there is Chaos you can truly begin to see greatness in people... what little greatness is left in humanity today. Just last week there was a snow storm... and by the time I left work the roads had frozen and the snow falling on top had created a virtual ice rink all the way home (20+ miles). The freeway was practically stopped, there were fender-benders everywhere, and as I began my long drive I stopped on a hill where a 5 car pile-up had just happened, I got out and offered the help I could, and my cell phone. Many couldn't get traction on the ice when climbing the hill and began to slide backward into eachother, and so they had backed over to the curb to park and walk in the snow. One man stopped his truck, and offered to let people ride in the bed to the nearest gas station... a few accepted the ride, and I followed him until he turned into a gas station and all the people began to climb off and go inside. People just helping for the sake of helping... real feel-good stuff.

Perverts, worthless parents, self-righteous money mongers, old angry people, and freeloaders tend to hide inside when the world gets chaotic... they don't want to get stuck out in a vulnerable situation and have to be nice to anyone for helping them, and even if a kind hand was offered they would be suspicious because of the nature of their hearts.

So, MMPORGs are my way to escape people. I can go online, choose who I come in contact with, in every way, and be wrapped-up in an enjoyable past time I share with my husband.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same reason I enjoy MMOs. Most people are on better behavior in there, and it's a great escape.

1:26 PM  
Blogger Conqueress said...

Agreed, and if you don't like them you can simply /ignore. If only there were that option in Real Life!!!

10:59 AM  

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