Well, I’ve been incommunicado for a week now. Why? Runescape, or as I like to call it, Runecrack. This is a low budget (i.e. free) online Massively Multiplayer Online RolePlaying Game. I decided to give it a try to see what it was all about. The gameplay is alright at best. It isn’t the greatest. The addictive part was that everyone else (almost) was another real person, also logged on to this world.
Problems? I didn’t really want to talk to any of them. They were all mostly 10 to 15 year olds. I didn’t really feel like striking up a conversation with them, since we didn’t have that much in common. I especially hated the people who came online and immediately started begging for money from everyone. What a drag!
Anyway, I’ve been playing it straight for most of the week in all my spare time. When I start to do that, I notice and stop as soon as I figure out what’s going on. I have an addictive personality, and I can easily get sucked in to things like online games or blogging politics gambling.
So here I am, back from the land of the online zombies. I find, now that I’m out of it, that I enjoy the face to face aspects of gaming more. Of course, I haven’t tried D&D online, and if I had a better computer it would probably scream as a game….hmmm.
Feel free to welcome me back from the ranks of the missing. It’s good to be back.