Please login to experience the full glory of the Dragoon forums!

How much of your MMORPG play amounts to 'work'?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

How much of your MMORPG play amounts to 'work'?

Post by TheHidden01 on Wed May 17, 2017 10:32 am


This original article is taken from Massively OP for discussion here.

The latest SMBC comic is going to have my fellow MMO fans nodding enthusiastically: In response to the first man, who says we need to find the “next big thing” after gamifying work, a second man suggests workifying games — something the author dryly remarks was obviously the catalyst for the first MMORPG.

And I’m not sure he’s wrong at all. A tremendous amount of my MMO gameplay consists of activities I suspect an objective observer would classify as work rather than a game. Unpaid work. The only real difference is that some of it is work I enjoy — like crafting in a sandbox with an immersive and rewarding economy. Quest hubs, though? I’m over that.

How much of your MMORPG play amounts to “work”? Has that changed since you first began playing MMOs?

TH

_________________
TheHidden01;
The Dragoon King;



"Let your character be your weapon, your fellow guild members be your armour, your blood thirst be your helmet, and use your boots to make a stand. After every battle allow your shield to be your faith in one another, and return from battle either carrying it or resting upon it."

Dorek: hopefully it has ingame voip
Dorek: then you could shout at em
Dorek: besides you sound like a fucking psycho anyway so you would make em piss emselves

Currently Watching:- Supernatural, and Avatar
avatar
TheHidden01
Dragoon King
Dragoon King

Male
Number of posts : 19828
Age : 28
Location : Somerset, UK
Position in Command : King
Reputation : 46
Points : 45479
Registration date : 2007-03-11

http://www.alwaysdragoons.com

Back to top Go down

Re: How much of your MMORPG play amounts to 'work'?

Post by Brother_Felix on Wed May 17, 2017 12:20 pm

A lot really amounts to work. But somehow its fun.
avatar
Brother_Felix
Sergeant
Sergeant

Male
Number of posts : 81
Age : 23
Reputation : 0
Points : 714
Registration date : 2016-03-29

Back to top Go down

Re: How much of your MMORPG play amounts to 'work'?

Post by Dorek on Wed May 17, 2017 1:57 pm

100% all work no life.
avatar
Dorek
First Lieutenant
First Lieutenant

Female
Number of posts : 1156
Age : 18
Location : Finland
Position in Command : Underboss
Other Names : John Rambo Mclane Rocky Balboa
Reputation : 9
Points : 4963
Registration date : 2010-08-24

Back to top Go down

Re: How much of your MMORPG play amounts to 'work'?

Post by Solerisar on Wed May 17, 2017 5:11 pm

Big part is work indeed, as long as i can see usefull progress for doing it however i'll generally have fun with it. Not as much the tedious task itself but the payoff you get when you achieve what you've worked towards.

If however it's tedious grind ,to then still be miles behind with no end in sight then ye it really starts to feel like work 100% , even the fun stuff like pvp will start getting boring then.

Solerisar
Sergeant First Class
Sergeant First Class

Male
Number of posts : 176
Age : 30
Reputation : 0
Points : 667
Registration date : 2016-09-04

Back to top Go down

Re: How much of your MMORPG play amounts to 'work'?

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum