Hello, my name is Mr. Gone and I am a world of warcraft addict.
*chorus of voices* Hello Mr. Gone!
That's how people view those who play MMO-games. Through the years of my life I have witnessed the dawning of a new age, the information age. I am a part of this age and so is everyone else in several overlapping age brackets.
Massive Multiplayer Online Games are part of this age just like television or radio of ages past. I don't watch television regularly and if it weren't for shows like Lost, Heroes, Battlestar Galactica and Jericho I wouldn't even have cable TV I'd just have internet. The television is bogged down with advertisements and reality television and they call our games the tool of the devil. I stand here to say that shows like 'The Flavor of Love' and 'I Love New York' are worse than any MMO game I have ever run across.
Okay well there is Anarchy Online but everyone makes mistakes right?