Day 17 of Blaugust.
What is Blaugust? Check it at Bel‘s blog
This post is a shortened version of something I wrote on another blog at the start of blaugust. I didn’t realize where it was headed until I was done,but it’s written, therefore it is!
I play mmorpg’s alone. That is a bit weird though isn’t it? They are originally made to be played with others. Am I the only one around here that does this?
I have been in many guilds, some good, some fantastic and some terrible. I find guilds I like, but I don’t often stay long. Either because I don’t fit in, I don’t agree with how things are run, or they didn’t keep their promises as to things they offered. Sometimes they are even perfect for me, but I end up leaving.
I am not entirely sure why, much of it is because of the pressure I feel of being in a guild. The pressure to keep up with everyone, having to be social and engaging to be apart of the community. What’s the point of being in a guild if you are not making any effort into making friends. I don’t feel like putting much effort into a guild right now in WoW, so I run solo
It’s been nice doing so for a while now, I play when I want, I do what I want and no one expects anything from me. I can fly around doing absolutely nothing, take pictures, just run into caves and explore.
While in guilds I don’t feel I get the time to do this for some reason, I feel I need to be more productive. It’s strange.
So why don’t I play more single player games then? I should shouldn’t I? I just like the option to be social if I want to, I love dungeons, even though I don’t talk much to the people in the dungeons, I love doing them. I like it, I like killing stuff, I like getting loot, I like that my character gets better. I like to see other people and their fun transmogs, pets and mounts. But that doesn’t mean I want to hang out with them.
I didn’t use to be like this, I loved my old guild. I wanted to be there, I wanted to group up, be social and talk. Is it me, or is it the game that allows me to be like this? Is it because I have gotten older, or perhaps it’s because of all those reasons?
I don’t know, all I know is that I am quite happy being a “filthy casual” right now. But that does not mean I or any other “filthy casual” is the reason the game has become what it is now. I certainly never complained on any forums, screaming out for things to change. I have never written a post on any forums other then looking for guilds.
If the game changed a bit, became more group orientated I would change too, I adapt to the game. If I need a guild to do things I really want to do, I am sure I would join one again. If I needed groups to get my quests done, I would get a group. So maybe I answered my own question, the game allows me to be a solo player,therefore I am.