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May 3rd, 2012, 08:16
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The result of an overseas research themed with “Why do I play games” reveals the psychological effects such as achievements, competitions and relations acquired from the games have greater influence than game addiction. Therefore, we play MMOs to satisfy our psychological needs instead of experiencing puzzle solving or grinding.
It is obvious that most of the players play MMOs to satisfy their psychological needs. And I believe that many people play MMOs for a variety of reasons. For me, exploring a new fantasy world is a very useful way to reduce pressure, which really helps me get away from my real life. So I mostly play it for simple entertainment and seriously don’t care much about how many puzzles I can solve in a mmo. The second reason is that most of my friends play MMOs. It is a lot of fun to beat the crap out of others in pvp with friends.

Anyway why do you play MMOs?
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May 4th, 2012, 05:48
Originally Posted by fengzi597 View Post

Anyway why do you play MMOs?
Anyone wanna share it with me?

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May 4th, 2012, 16:58
These days I mainly play due to the community of the guild I'm in. I wouldn't be playing at all if my friends quit.
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May 4th, 2012, 18:36
Bots and chinese grinders is why I play … and read forums.
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May 4th, 2012, 21:45
Because of story, if it has any. (I'm currently playing only 1 MMO.)

“ Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.“ (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
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May 4th, 2012, 23:03
Short list:

- persistent world
- dynamic/changing content (not world changing more patches, updates, expansions, etc)
- social aspect. I don't group much but I like knowing there are other real people about.
- guilds and social events
- chat (well okay this can be a blessing and a curse)
- sometimes the content can be fun and entertaining. I do enjoy the public invasions in Rift and really like the events in GW2 (beta)

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May 4th, 2012, 23:47
I only play DDO regularly, though I have played some SWTOR and while story and exploration can be important, what keeps me involved in DDO is grouping with people from the Watch in our Guild.

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May 7th, 2012, 04:49
Originally Posted by Maylander View Post
I wouldn't be playing at all if my friends quit.
Me too.

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May 7th, 2012, 04:51
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
Because of story, if it has any. (I'm currently playing only 1 MMO.)
Anyway, which one?

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