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Posted: Feb 14th 2011 8:06AM kjhasdfjkhk said

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I'm faithful as long as I am treated right. If I get jerked around or the relationship becomes boring without any sign of change, then my eyes start to wander a bit...

Posted: Feb 14th 2011 8:46AM Ocho said

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Haha nice question. My relationship with MMO's is nothing like other relationships. In MMO's, I'm a playa. I'll go from one MMO to the next, trying out new ones when they come along, having no main MMO, but having multiple ones at my beck and call. If one scorns me, I'll break up with it, but eventually I'll give them another shot. My relationships with the high maintenance ones usually are very fleeting, as my preference is leaning more towards the down to earth style.

In reality, although my past has been very successful with the opposite sex, I am a very committed and monogamous person. On very rare occasions did I date multiple women, but I was very open about it and they all knew of the others presence. If a woman scorns me, I break up with them, and never go back to them again. I'm also very picky and don't jump into relationships quickly.

However, in reality I'm not a fan of high maintenance women, and I'm not a fan of the same style MMOs. The more likely a woman prods me into opening my wallet (especially when she doesn't open hers up just as often), the less likely we'll be staying together.

Posted: Feb 14th 2011 8:50AM Ocho said

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@Ocho

Almost forgot... just like women, I'll take an MMO with intellect, substance, and content over one that just looks nice on the outside but has no depth. Don't get me wrong, though, they still need to be attractive on the eyes (and that is important), but personality and depth mean a lot more.
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Posted: Feb 14th 2011 8:56AM LordBeefy said

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There are certainly people I've encountered who are sticking with their MMO because they feel they've invested too much effort in their toons to "throw all those years away" as it were.

They also don't like the idea of starting over again as a weaker character and their having to learn new systems, rendering themselves a "newbie" once more.

Whether you liken that to any romantic attachment depends...

Posted: Feb 14th 2011 10:12AM SkyStreak said

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The only way this metaphor works for me is that you can't tell a person to wait until their 25th wedding anniversary to decide whether the relationship is worth it or not.

If there isn't an attraction relatively quickly, we won't be 'dating' long.

Posted: Feb 14th 2011 11:44AM Darkdust said

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As I wrote over on Ecliptic Rift (http://rift.chromebits.net/2011/02/14/where-in-the-world-is-casiella-truza/):

EVE, the original seductress… wait, wrong EVE. But still: she’s that incredibly intelligent girl I once knew who had a mind second to none, a darkly attractive style all her own, and an attitude to match. Difficult, but for anyone fortunate enough to get her attention, a supernova couldn’t even hold a candle to her. Unfortunately, that could also hold true for her acerbic wit and anger.

WoW certainly is. She’s that hot girl who treated everyone with a dazzling smile, who maintained a style that easily blended cutting-edge fashion with simple classics, and looked great on your arm. But she knew nothing about anything of great significance, so while the sparks might fly at first, eventually the whole thing fizzled.

But blogging? Yeah, he’s that best friend who’ll always meet you at the bar to share a beer or three while listening sympathetically to your woes or celebrating your exploits. He doesn’t lay down harsh judgments but will give you the straightforward advice you deserve and the man hug you need.

So what about me? Yeah, indecisive, because I haven’t found that one who’ll work steadfastly at my side and provide a reliable, loving companion until I grow old. Maybe monogamy is overrated anyway.

Posted: Feb 14th 2011 11:54AM Seldra said

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Like anything in life I try not to get too emotionally attached or get into anthropomorphizing anything. To me that's dangerous practice, because you ensnare yourself into something (a game for the sake of the topic), and that attachment clouds your judgment.

I invested a lot of time and effort on mmos and other hobbies I've played, but I'm not afraid to walk away if it's simply not fun anymore. In the end of the day I participate in these activities for one simple reason: Fun.

Posted: Feb 14th 2011 3:25PM DancingCow said

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No.

If we're looking for analogies in this neighbourhood I'd say MMOs are like prostitutes.

I'll try them and only if they satisfy me will I regularly dish out money for their services.

Posted: Feb 14th 2011 6:31PM Xilmar said

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someone should start making greeting cards or something similar for MMOs...i'd live to send one to the studio of each MMO i've played in the past year...

gonna be off topic for a second, but i have to express my growing annoyance with the number of my posts being deleted... this time i was extra careful to not use any bad language, and everything i said after that one word in the first line was strictly gaming related...well, plus a short reference to my real life.

but seriously, if someone's deleting my posts, they should at least send out an email from time to time. it has happened more times than i care to remember, and i never get any sort of info about what exactly am i doing wrong. my point is that if you don't want someone spending the night, at least show some care by calling a cab.

Posted: Feb 15th 2011 9:33AM Valdamar said

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I treat most MMOs like short term relationships - I stay loyal and give them my full attention until either I get bored or they betray me (with a poorly thought out update or intrusive cash shops) - that's when I dump them, a clean break, and I don't get in touch again. There's been the occasional medium/long term relationship that lasts longer than a year (CoH, EQ), but they're rare. I only really have affairs with beta tests, but tbh that's more like flirting anyway as I rarely play them in release - but I like to flirt ;)

I'm not looking for a "til death us do part" marriage, and I'm certainly not looking for meaningless one night stands either. I like my MMOs like I like my women - fun-loving, interesting/deep not superficial/shallow, not too needy/clingy, and no hassle whatsoever :p - I should want to spend time with them, not feel I have to spend time with them, and they should not make my life more frustrating, cause me work or try to dominate my life.

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