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What real-world lessons have you learned from MMOs?

Post by TheHidden01 on Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:18 pm

Back in January, a Lifehacker op-ed chronicled six things the writer had learned from playing World of Warcraft -- useful, real-world things, not just how to spec out a frost Mage. For example, he learned that things you like can feel like a grind, and he learned how to quit something wonderful with grace.

I've learned even more practical things than that from my years in MMOs. I've learned leadership skills, honed math and spreadsheet skills, and worked on mastering the art of patience -- OK, so I'm still working on that one. I've also watched ESL guildies perfect their language and writing skills and seen still others parlay this hobby of ours into careers in gaming and coding and journalism.

What about you? What real-world lessons or skills have you learned thanks to MMOs?


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Re: What real-world lessons have you learned from MMOs?

Post by General Yoghurt on Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:05 am

Well not exactly learned, but i did improve my English a lot when it came to language. I also learned a bit of patience as to the all wonderful grinding system of WoW, get these super rare teeth that these boars apparently doesnt drop even if they have it in appearance.

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Post by Vosiler on Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:25 pm

im sure i must have learned something but i dont actually know what it could of been :S maybe i havent i assume most non English people have learned English better i guess i have learned how to swear in a lot more languages than i would have it i dident play mmos Smile
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