I thought it would be pleasant to write something that is positive, and not depressing, especially while im having a good day. So wish me luck :D
Although there are of course bad points to every thing in life, there are also good points... lets look at mmos
Community ; of course there are always exceptions, but i for one have met many great people through mmos, i have subsequently met them irl and some have turned to really good friends. Asking for help in a mmo is not as bad as it is represented, as long as you are sensible and polite, you can be surprised how far some people will go to help you.
Attack of the Clones ; Yes, as soon as something good comes out people use that as a base to build their own, less good game. But there are also original games out there, which, while they are not on the same level as the big developers, i feel will force bigger companies to up their game, or loose subscribers.
Lifespan ; Lets face it, the average game that is not online will only last a set amount of time, and then it is done... even a game that you adore. MMOs last so much longer, i personally played Ultima Online for about 6 years. Of course there were spots where i was bored with it, but they never lasted too long :D
Community ; Yes, i have already said this one, but it bears repeating, i dont think i could ever stay with a game without all the friends i have made. Its the main reason i keep going back to WoW, the reason why other games just dont have the same sticking power for me. All my friends are in WoW.
And i think i will keep coming back until they decide to move somewhere else, and i suspect that is when i will move too :D
Hopefully i have managed to be upbeat, and possibly discussed something positive
Azareal x x