I have had the idea to post about playing World of Warcraft for some time and just never seemed to find a good enough reason to do so.
Well today I found one. A massive study has been done on MMORPGs and the results shatter all the preconceived notions of what a gamer should be. Give it a read.
“Another caricature of video gamers is that they are solitary hermits, but the data on MMORPG players show that 80% of MMORPG players play with someone they know in RL (a romantic partner, family member, or friend)on a regular basis. Thus, MMORPGs are in fact highly social environments where new relationships are forged and existing relationships are reinforced.”