I remember when I first began playing MMORPGs It took me forever to type simple sentences as I was only 12 years old at the time. The game I began my MMORPG career with was Ultima Online, and like every other MMORPG the game had a community, and if I wanted to find some people to hunt with or trade with, I’d have to talk to them. The only real way to get better at something, it to keep doing it; and playing MMORPGs forces you to interact with people online.
Aside from teaching you to type faster, MMORPGs can also help you read better to. Because I started playing MMORPGs at such a young age, having to interact with other players has helped my vocabulary grow. Having to constantly read and understand quest dialogue, MMORPGs actually force players to read. Having to constantly read quest dialogue and user chat, players will indirectly improve their own vocabulary and reading level.
Playing MMORPGs is a great way for kids to learn while having fun! Come to think of it, I learned how to read almost entirely through playing games like “Legend of Zelda” and “Final Fantasy”, as those games forced me to read in order to progress in the game. Obviously I learned the basics of reading at school, but school can’t force you to master something that you have no interest in; I mean come on, how many kids are excited to go to school and practice reading? Games like Fly For Fun and MapleStory are extremely family friendly so even younger players will learn while having fun. My typing skills improve every single day, as I’m constantly interacting with people online. I just took a typing test, and I type 70 words per minute with 98% accuracy, and I’ve never taken any typing classes.