How would you finish that sentence?
Tell us what you think is one of those iconic examples of your MMO Gamer cred. Everyone jokes about peeing in a bottle during a raid, but have you ever actually done it? Ever camped or been camped for hours on end? We want to hear your stories of MMO Rites of Passage.
I was listening to a program about rites of passage this morning and that got me thinking about their significance in our daily lives. We mark important events as signposts that validate or explain our different life experiences. We accept certain rites as proof of entrance into a select community.
These events are shorthand for a larger experience understood by other members of your community. If you’re a student and you say you pulled an all-nighter, immediately your friends have their own all-nighter story to tell. If you’re a parent and say you just want a good night’s sleep, your parent friends nod sympathetically and maybe offer advice.
Rites of passage in the online gaming community are no different. We’d love to hear your examples of MMO rites of passage. If you have a story to illustrate your point, all the better.
So put your thinking caps on and finish the sentence, “You know you’re an MMO gamer when ________________?” Post your thoughts here in our forums or leave a message at 281-766-4511. We hope to include some listener responses in a future podcast.
pmartin1969 says, “You know your an MMO gamer when you play the game while you sleep in your dreams.”
Arifael says, “You know you’re an MMO gamer when you are excited to get a Robe that isn’t real, but IS.”
HereticZero says, “You know you’re an MMO gamer when you tell your friends you don’t like to go outside because the graphics are the same since you were born.”
Kryos says, “You know you’re an MMO gamer when you totally would have forgotten its mothers day if it weren’t for the guild message of the day.”
Kai-Sun says, “You know you’re an MMO gamer when you set alarm clocks in real life for events in game.”
Rae says, “You know you’re an MMO gamer when you check your mailbox expecting to see gold.”