Just an interesting observation. It seems that being "good" on an MMORPG does not go hand-in-hand with having any form of real life.
Now, I'm a student myself, and I've never sacrificed any aspects of real life for an MMORPG. However, I would fall into the category of the sporadic gamer - I do enjoy games, but by no means am I even close to being "1337."
It seems most of the people I know who are actually "good" on an MMORPG such as say, World of Warcraft (There's actually a group of hardcore L2 players in my school. Those guys scare me more than the principal sometimes) seems to be academically inept or sort of mute in the real world.
However, you chuck them online and it's a different story. They're assertive, skilled, "in their realm" so to speak. And yet, the next day in class they struggle with simple polar coordinate graphing or historical factors of WWII.
I don't meant to sound like our parents, but how many talented younglings have wasted countless hours playing a game as if it was their second life, but then ended up getting nothing for it?
This is why I'm in love with Guild Wars. Designed to be played in small bursts or long, no subscription fee. The whole thing feels like a game that I can play knowing I don't have to feed hours and hours into it.