Playing vs reading about MMORPGs


I read a variety of MMO blogs and have done for years now, many relate to specific games that I play or have played. Certainly the familiarity of gameplay experiences that I can relate to often first attract me to a particular blog – I’d point at my blogroll for examples.

But as a fan of the genre I do read blog posts for games that I do not play, especially if they highlight earlier eras and play-styles for the genre or if they cover major ‘gaps’ in my MMO experience. A good example of these would be Wilhelm’s coverage of Eve Online, I’ve never played the game nor have any real inclination to do so, but it makes for interesting reading of a sandbox game that has some truly massive conflicts. Although the super old-school ascii art MUD world can’t compete, for me personally, with modern 3D gaming…

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