I am always on about how badly i want to RP, so this second bit is more about how I like to play, why I like to play, and why I keep playing.
MMORPG's offer an opportunity in a society that has shut itself off to all but the smallest of cliques and friends, a chance to begin again. A new world awaits you, in the off-world colonies...(sorry, just watched Blade Runner - FInal Cut.) A lot of us americans will watch other countries come into a game, and BLAM, they have a community, and a purpose of movement, and they ALWAYS group up for the big returns on MMO's that reward such communities.
Sadly it has become hard to join groups, and a certainly, it is the american way that is influencing itself on our games. This can be seen in the technical separation nowadays of "n00b" guilds versus "l33t" guilds. We devise more ways to not accept people than we do to accept them.
This however does not faze me, and I do keep trying, in different worlds and games, to find ways to bring us together, and we do eventually find a way to work with each other. One way of this is how guilds will fall apart, and the good guys who are left collect the leftover folks and start again. This is one of the reasons I keep playing. Keep playing long enough, and you will eventually find a group of folks to settle in with, and make new friends.
My style of playing has evolved from both hardcore RPG and the constant playing of RTS games. Both genres of games have kept my interest, although honestly, I do not care to play RTS anymore. Mostly, just one or two decent MMO's hold me down, for now.
This however, has recently changed for me.
At 3 in the morning two weeks ago, I looked over from gaming on Anarchy Online, to see my apartment building on fire. I t pretty much devastated the building, I had to relocate, buy all new crap, and start over. The event was a life threatening one only if you realize had I slept, I would not be alive. Everyone escaped the fire with no or minor injuries, so it was all good in the end, but, it put into perspective how I think about games, because honestly, thats why I am alive.
In farting around with my friends online, and being interested in something other than my morose little life, I was able to act when needed. I should stop worrying about how I spend my time, and enjoy instead the time I have to spend it.
no spell check, and its late, excuse my mistakes.